"Public Lecture and Reception: Public Lecture and Graduate Student Lunchtime Programs" (Dr. Ned Kaufman)
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
University Park Campus Watt Hall (WAH) Room 1 (Basement), Pierre Koening Lectur
Dr. Ned Kaufman’s lecture is entitled "Extraordinary Prizes in Ordinary Places: How Preserving Everyday Things Can Save People and the Planet." He will make a presentation around the general themes of rethinking the economics of heritage and historic preservation as a tool for achieving social justice, and how the field is forging new interdisciplinary alliances with public history, folklore, community planning and tourism promotion. Reception to follow.
Dr. Ned Kaufman is principal of Kaufman Heritage Conservation and Adjunct Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University. Previously, Dr. Kaufman served as director of historic preservation at the Municipal Art Society of New York, where he led campaigns to protect the African Burial Ground, Aubudon Ballroom, Ellis and Governors Islands, and other historic sites. He also founded and co-directed Place Matters as well as the international research and training program at Rafael Viñoly Architects. His books include Place, Race, and Story: Essays in the Past and Future of Historic Preservation (2009) and Pressures and Distortions: City Dwellers as Builders and Critics (2011), as well as histories of Sagamore Hill and Springfield Armory National Historic Sites. He has advised the National Trust on sustainability policy and is a U.S. voting member on the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Intangible Heritage.