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Preservation Lecture Series

This series brings together leading practitioners to speak about today’s most pressing issues in the field of historic preservation. Subscribe to our playlist on YouTube and follow the Historic Preservation Podcast on SoundCloud to listen to conversations with some of the invited guests.

Spring 2021

More information about the upcoming virtual lectures listed below, including registration links, will be posted soon. All talks are free and open to the public.

January 22, 2021
4:10pm
Reconstructing Black Worlds: Counternarrative Creation as Preservation Practice
Dr. Andrea Roberts

Learn more and register to attend here.
Jan. 28, 2021
6:30pm

Deconstructing ‘Collective Memory’ in Public Spaces
Shelby Green

Learn more and register to attend here.

Feb. 15, 2021
6:30pm

AI and the Art of Culinary Presentation: Gastronomic Algorithms between Alain Passard and Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Emily L. Spratt

Learn more and register to attend here.

Mar. 11, 2021
6:30pm
Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights
Gretchen Sorin

Learn more and register to attend here.
Mar. 25, 2021
1:00pm-2:00pm
POSTPONED
Kiruna Forever: Relocating a City in Territories of Extraction
Carlos Mínguez Carrasco

Learn more and register here.
Apr. 1, 2021
6:30pm
POSTPONED
An Archaeology of Architecture: The Harlem and Pine Street African Burial Grounds Jerome Haferd

Learn more and register here.
Apr. 8, 2021
1:00pm-2:00pm
Good pollution: Smells in museums
Matija Strlič

Learn more and register here.
Apr. 15, 2021
6:30pm
Concrete heritage: beleaguered, besieged, beloved, conserved
Susan Macdonald

Learn more and register here.

Spring 2021 Preservation Lecture Series
Matija Strlič
April 8, 2021

Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 Preservation Lecture Series featured Sarah Healey-Dilkes, Richard Southwick, Katie McLaughlin Friddle, Pavla Melková, Marisa Brown, Brent Leggs, and Debra Laefer.

Preservation’s Existential Crisis
Marisa Brown
Fall 2020 Lecture List
Dec. 3, 2020
An engineered iteration of the Trajan’s Column
Sarah Healey-Dilkes

Learn more and watch the full video here.
Nov. 19, 2020
Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center: An Adaptive Reuse Case Study
Richard Southwick

Learn more and watch the full video here.
Nov. 12, 2020
preserveokc: Oklahoma City’s Historic Preservation Plan
Katie McLaughlin Friddle

Learn more and watch the full video here.
Oct. 29, 2020
How to Bring a Monument to Speech
Pavla Melková

Learn more and watch the full video here.
Oct. 15, 2020
Preservation’s Existential Crisis
Marisa Brown

Learn more and watch the full video here.
Oct. 9, 2020
Out of Culture and Preservation, a Racial and Economic Justice Movement
Brent Leggs

Master Class Lecture hosted in conjunction with NCPE; learn more here. Please note that this event was not recorded.
Sept. 17, 2020
Historic Preservation through Advanced Remote Sensing Capabilities
Debra Laefer

Learn more and watch the full video here.

Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 Preservation Lecture Series featured Özgün Özçakır; Rob Thomson; Laurajane Smith; and Björn Ehrlemark and Carin Kallenberg. Conversations with some of these guests are featured on the Historic Preservation Podcast Season 2.
Spring 2020 Lecture List
Mar. 12, 2020

Sustainability and Cultural Heritage
Özgün Özçakır

Learn more here. Please note that this lecture was not recorded.

Mar. 5, 2020

From Post to Park: Innovation and Preservation at the Presidio of San Francisco
Rob Thomson

Learn more and listen to a Historic Preservation Podcast with Rob Thomson here. Please note that this lecture was not recorded.

Feb. 27, 2020

Weaponized Nostalgia: Heritage, Populism and Recognition
Laurajane Smith

Learn more and listen to a Historic Preservation Podcast with Laurajane Smith here. Please note that this lecture was not recorded.

February 2, 2020

Architecture in Character – the Unintentional Portrait of a Lost Building
Björn Ehrlemark and Carin Kallenberg

Learn more and listen to a Historic Preservation Podcast with Björn Ehrlemark and Carin Kallenberg here. Please note that this lecture was not recorded.

Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 Preservation Lecture Series featured Ana Lucia Gonzalez Ibañez; Doron Bauer; Mary Woods; Brinda Somaya and Nandini Somaya Sampat; Ciere Boatright; Tim Gleason; Priscilla Cooper and Georgette Norman; and Teresa Stoppani.

India’s Single-Screen Cinemas Reimagined and Repurposed
Mary Woods
Fall 2019 Lecture List
Nov. 21, 2019
Looking for New Languages: Contemporary Jewelry and Cultural Preservation
Ana Lucia Gonzalez Ibañez

Learn more and listen to a Historic Preservation Podcast with Ana Lucia Gonzalez Ibañez here. Please note that this lecture was not recorded.
Nov. 14, 2019
Restoration: Cracking the Genetic Code of an Ideology
Doron Bauer

Learn more and listen to a Historic Preservation Podcast with Doron Bauer here. Please note that this lecture was not recorded.
Nov. 7, 2019
India’s Single-Screen Cinemas
Mary Woods

Learn more and watch the full video here.
Oct. 29, 2019
Two by Two
Brinda Somaya & Nandini Somaya Sampat

Learn more and listen to a Historic Preservation Podcast with Brinda Somaya and Nandini Somaya Sampat here. Please note that this lecture was not recorded.
Oct. 24, 2019
Honoring History While Building for the Future
Ciere Boatright

Learn more and listen to a Historic Preservation Podcast with Ciere Boatright here. Please note that this lecture was not recorded.
Oct. 3, 2019
Restoring Hope: The Restoration of the Bob & Dolores Hope House in Palm Springs, CA
Tim Gleason

Learn more and watch the full video here.
Sept. 30, 2019
Past, Present and Future: Our Civil Rights Legacy and Community Revitalization
Priscilla Cooper & Georgette Norman

Learn more and watch the full video here.
Sept. 26, 2019
Unorthodox: Architecture as Paradigm
Teresa Stoppani

Learn more, listen to a Historic Preservation Podcast with Teresa Stoppani, and watch the full video here.