Historic Preservation

  • Beacon Light Motel, North Hudson, New York, from Richard Longstreth, A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks (Keeseville, NY: Adirondacks Architectural Heritage, 2017).  

The Cultural Value of Everyday Places: A Symposium to Honor Richard Longstreth

Tuesday, May 28, 2019Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Meyerson Hall, B1, 210 South 34th Street

This symposium will take place ahead of the 2019 VAF Conference Landscapes of Succession also in Philadelphia. It will involve contributions from a group of former students, colleagues and collaborators whose work engages with, and has been inspired by, Richard Longstreth’s scholarship, teaching and public advocacy. This includes people in academia as well as those in cultural resource management. The various panels at the symposium will focus on contemporary work by a range of scholars and researchers who have explicitly drawn on his lessons or otherwise engaged with the kinds of theoretical and methodological approaches that Longstreth has championed. Given the overwhelmingly historical focus of his work this symposium will naturally look to the past. But it will equally focus on what is being done about the past in the present and will grapple with future directions in how we understand the past and its legacy in the built environment. 

While the event is free, registration is required.

Keynote: Kim Hoagland, Professor Emerita in History and Historic Preservation at Michigan Technological University

Presenters: Anna Andrzejewski, Vyta Baselice, Daniel Bluestone, James Buckley, Gretchen Buggeln, Lisa Davidson, Eve Errickson, Gabrielle Esperdy, Isabelle Gournay, James A. Jacobs, Matthew G. Lasner, Elihu Rubin, Katie Schank, Mary Corbin Sies, Amber Stimpson, Helen Tangires, Aaron Wunsch, Zachary Violette

Respondents: Catherine W. Bishir, Robert Bruegmann, Jeffrey A. Cohen, Dell Upton, Carla Yanni

Presented by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at Weitzman School, the Architectural Archives at Penn, and the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney.