Historic Preservation

Documenting the Architectural History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church: A Case Study

Thursday, October 13, 2022 5:30pm
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Charlette Caldwell (MSHP '16) is a Ph.D. student and provost diversity fellow studying the history and theory of architecture at Columbia University. Her research focuses on understanding the historical evolution of “selfhood” and “personhood” reflected in architecture created by, or patronized by, historically marginalized groups through the creation of “vernacular” or “ordinary” buildings in nineteenth-century United States. Caldwell received a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Weitzman. She continues to work part time in Philadelphia on various preservation projects.

This program is part of the Changing the Face of the City speaker series, a collaboration between the Weitzman School of Design and The Carpenters' Company, and curated by Francesca Ammon. Throughout this year, we will present a series of programs and events that explore the intersection of historic preservation and urban planning/renewal through the lens of equity and social justice. “Changing the Face of the City” was the phrase renowned urban planner Edmund Bacon used to describe Philadelphia’s renaissance in his classic 1967 book Design of Cities, unintentionally alluding to the literal consequences of many preservation, planning, and renewal efforts.

If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email news@design.upenn.edu to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.