Future Anterior approaches historic preservation from a position of critical inquiry, rigorous scholarship, and theoretical analysis. The journal is an important international forum for the critical examination of historic preservation, spurring challenges of its assumptions, goals, methods, and results. As the first journal in American academia devoted to the study and advancement of historic preservation, it provides a much-needed bridge between architecture and history. The journal also features provocative theoretical reflections on historic preservation from the point of view of art, philosophy, law, geography, archeology, planning materials science, cultural anthropology, and conservation.
Contributors to this issue include Jorge Otero-Pailos, Mersedeh Jorjani, Jukka Jokilehto, Lei Gao and Marc Treib, Florian Urban, Jennifer Cohoon McStotts, Laura A. Lenss, Farès el-Dahdah, Ricardo Abuauad, and Kate Orff.