Date & Time
Friday, February 10, 2012
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL, 60607-4400
Free and open to the public!
Mike Plummer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-413-5354
How do we prevent historical amnesia? When is historic preservation a force for gentrification and social displacement and when is it a force for equality? How should cultural significance be determined and who should determine it? How can we preserve vernacular history? What role should preservation play in fostering a sense of community?
Join the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and a distinguished and provocative panel of visionary thinkers and activists in a round table discussion where we will examine these and other questions related to historic preservation and social justice.
Featured panelists include:
Vince Michael (moderator)
Heritage conservationist and cultural sustainability activist, John H. Bryan Chair in Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Historian of American Indian slavery and advocate for the power of place, Vice President of Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Leader in community revitalization and heritage development, Founder of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Program
Architectural activist and researcher committed to democratic design, Author of The Dignity of Resistance: Women Residents in Chicago Public Housing, Professor Emeritus of architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Urbanist, photographer, critic specializing in architecture and the role politics play in the creation of the built environment, and Executive Director of the Chicago Central Area Committee
This symposium was funded in part by generous grants from the Graham Foundation and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.