Future Anterior: Volume XII, Number 1, Summer 2015

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Future Anterior approaches historic preservation from a position of critical inquiry, rigorous scholarship, and theoretical analysis. Guest edited by Ines Weizman, this special issue centers on the question, how are we to think of monuments, and indeed of preservation, in light of the pervasiveness of copies today? Its essays explore cases of architectural doubles that open to a fascinating contemporary field of conflict between the original and the copy, showing how preservation and copyright are dynamic fields whose relation to architecture becomes ever more complex—and that new notions of authorship, copy, seriality, and ownership push for new ways of thinking about copyright and preservation.

Contributors to this issue include Amanda Reeser Lawrence, Sarah M. Hirschman, Jacob Moore, Aura Bertoni and Maria Lillà Montagnani, Codruta Sîntionean, Mekhala Chaubal and Tatum Taylor, Heather Ecker, Christina E. Crawford, and Pablo Bronstein.