Andrea Naneti will propose a different understanding of the maritime ‘heritage’ in terms of skills and knowledge. In the case of Allan Sekula’s work, he will show how the scholar and the artist approach to maritime heritage is quite different. He will work mainly on the misunderstandings and ideological biases of Allan Sekula’s work, especially when he brings to focus the people and the skills that constitute the maritime labour and uses the concept of “decline” for many maritime roles in the age of container.
Andrea Nanetti is an Associate Professor at the School of Art, Design & Media at the Nanyang Technological University and Deputy-Director (International Relations) of the International Research Centre for Architectural Heritage Conservation at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is a historian with both academic and entrepreneurial experience in Heritage Science. His main interest is change and innovation in heritage interpretation processes. As a scholar he applies interdisciplinaryand transdisciplinary methods to the study of regional man-heritage-landscape systems, national art-heritage-politics relationships, and global histories of intercontinental heritage networks.