King George Square's Citizens: social media and the intangible cultural heritage of a Brisbane icon

Greenop, Kelly, Juckes, Emily and Landorf, Chris (2016) King George Square's Citizens: social media and the intangible cultural heritage of a Brisbane icon. Historic Environment, 28 2: 26-43.

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Author Greenop, Kelly
Juckes, Emily
Landorf, Chris
Title King George Square's Citizens: social media and the intangible cultural heritage of a Brisbane icon
Journal name Historic Environment
ISSN 0726-6715
Publication date 2016-01-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 28
Issue 2
Start page 26
End page 43
Total pages 18
Place of publication Carlton, VIC, Australia
Publisher Council for the Historic Environment
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract This article considers the implications of social media for the listing of heritage places. Through an analysis of the 'Lost Brisbane' Facebook site, which includes historic and contemporary images of Brisbane's King George Square and related discussion, the value of alternative 'citizen heritage' is examined. While social media provides a place for a community of concerned citizens to express views and share memories of a place, the findings indicate that there is a disconnect between citizen heritage and conventional processes of heritage management, termed 'authorised heritage', particularly around understandings of tangible and intangible cultural value. Despite this, we argue that social media can provide a useful and dynamic augmentation to the relatively static conventional processes for ascribing heritage values.
Keyword Brisbane
Architectural history
Heritage architecture
Social media
Citizen heritage
King George Square
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Fri, 11 Nov 2016, 21:36:47 EST by Dr Kelly Greenop on behalf of School of Architecture