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—the journal’s first—include Paul Spencer Byard, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Robert Garland Thomson, Melissa Baldock, Michael Caratzas, Courtney Flint, Shawna Richardson-Upp, Jon Calame and Kirstin Sechler, Anton Vidokle, Thordis Arrhenius, Jennifer Kearney, and Carol Clark.