13 Mar Extraordinary Prizes in Ordinary Places: How Preserving Everyday Things Can Save People and the Planet
Ned Kaufman (Historic Preservation, Columbia University)
Thursday, March 13 / 7:00 PM
The Presidio at the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
Dr. Kaufman 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 in places like Santa Barbara. Book signing and 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, 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.
Sponsored by the IHC, a Grant from the UCSB Graduate Division,UCSB Public History Graduate Student Association, UCSB Museum, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, the Dept. of History, and the Dept. of Art History and Architecture.