Kadri Kallast is a doctoral candidate in the department of Cultural Heritage and Conservation at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Estonia. She holds an MA in Semiotics and Cultural Theory and an MSc in Preservation of Cultural Heritage, both from the University of Tartu, Estonia. She has worked as a cultural heritage specialist at Tartu City Council and published an article about local heritage problems in the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. Her research is focused on dissonant urban heritage and combines theories and methods from narratology, semiotics, urbanism and cultural heritage studies. E-mail: kadri.kallast@artun.ee.