Monday: The Arc of Memory: Building a Progressive Historic Preservation Movement

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Max Page, a professor of architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will discuss how the historic preservation movement contributes to building more sustainable, meaningful, and fair communities. His talk looks ahead to the fiftieth anniversary of the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act, which established the policies by which we in the United States preserve our physical past. Page was one of three scholars to receive the 2013 American Academy in Rome Prize for Historic Preservation and Conservation. He has written or edited a number of publications about architectural history, urbanism, and the politics of urban development. They include The Creative Destruction of Manhattan, 1900-1940; The City’s End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York’s Destruction; and Giving Preservation a History: Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States.

Donald Benson Memorial Lecture in Literature, Science, and the Arts "The Arc of Memory: Building a Progressive Historic Preservation Movement" Monday, March 30 7 p.m. Sun Room, Memorial Union

Co-sponsored By: Center for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB)