This talk by CAER Heritage co-director Dr Dave Wyatt explores the significance of co-producing archaeological and historical research in close partnership with communities and considers how valuing local heritage and the collective discovery of the past has the power to create new and positive life-changing opportunities for all involved.
To illustrate this, Dave talks about the CAER Heritage Project from its humble beginnings to becoming an award-winning, flagship civic mission and development project for both Cardiff University and ACE. It looks at how universities are an integral part of their communities and that they have an immense responsibility to fulfill their social and civic mission. The talk highlights how the power of archaeology, the power of community, and the power of co-production allow us to harness the potential of heritage and create new pasts and new futures.
Watch the video here: