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SBTHP presents Dr. Ned Kaufman Lecture - Extraordinary

Prizes in Ordinary Places

 

March 4, 2014

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is proud to present Extraordinary Prizes in Ordinary Places: How Preserving Everyday Things Can Save People and the Planet, a lecture by Ned Kaufman, Ph.D. on March 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Presidio Chapel at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (123 East Canon Perdidio Street).

 

Dr. Ned Kaufman, Adjunct Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University, will discuss 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 in places like Santa Barbara.

 

Reception to follow with a book signing for Dr. Kaufman’s most recent works, Pressures and Distortions: City Dwellers as Builders and Critics (editor; Rafael Viñoly Architects, 2011) and Place, Race, and Story: Essays in the Past and Future of Historic Preservation (Routledge, 2009). Books will be available for purchase at the event.

 

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, Audubon 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.

 

Co-sponsored by: UCSB Grad Division Grant, UCSB Public History Graduate Student Association,UCSB AD&A Museum, UCSB History Department, UCSB Art History and Architecture Department,and UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC).

 

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