Heritage in action:
Legacies of industry in future making Kiruna, August 23 – 30, 2025

19th Congress of the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage – TICCIH 2024

Luleå University of Technology, a leading university in the European Arctic, in collaboration with the TICCIH sections in Sweden and Norway, the Swedish National Heritage Board, the municipality of Kiruna and a range of leading actors within industry and civil society in the Scandinavian north, is offering to host the triannual TICCIH Congress in Kiruna in 2024, from August 27 to 31.

Our proposal builds on a track record of arranging state of the art conferences and congresses in the far north, in close collaboration with actors with different competences and knowledge on key issues within the field of cultural heritage, industry and sustainability.

The title we propose for the 2024 TICCIH congress is “Heritage in action: legacies of industry in future making”, which alludes to the global phenomenon of history and heritage being mobilized to support diverging desires and interests in our contemporary societies. Industrial heritage is increasingly becoming part of contemporary tensions about competing future visions. The days of innocence for the field, if it ever existed, is over.