Next week I’ll attend Vind2010, a conference on wind power in Gothenborg. Unfortunately most seminars and discussion concerns purely technical questions, one would hope that there could be made more room for other issues – for example the landscape and cultural heritage.
Some might think that the best place for that is a conference held by the National heritage board or or some other player or institution in the field of cultural heritage, and perhaps that’s true. But I believe that would just be preaching for those who already cares or are initiated. Such a conference would be good for other reasons – such as discussing methods, goals and directives. To meet with the business at their turf is important for other reason – to build contacts, to present what we do and why we do what we do – why cultural heritage is important and that it is good economics to do care for our cultural heritage early on in the process – as this makes planning more cost efficient. By looking at the whole of the landscape it’s easier to integrate new features, to find good placing and to avoid or lessen costs both economically and for the cultural heritage as a whole. At meetings like this it’s easier to talk in a more casual way and perhaps that makes it easier to gets ones points through.
Well next week we’ll see!