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Preserving the Recent Past 3 Conference

03/13/19

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  • USC School of Architecture
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  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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After an almost two decade hiatus, the next Preserving the Recent Past conference is scheduled for March 13-16, 2019. Hosted by the USC School of Architecture/Heritage Conservation program in partnership with the National Park Service and the Historic Preservation Education Foundation, the three-day conference is dedicated to identifying and preserving post-World War II historic resources and sites of cultural significance to the recent past.


The conference will focus on three basic tracks: history and context, preservation and advocacy, and technical conservation. Given the post-war timeframe, issues that relate to the broader social movements of the time (civil rights, feminism, LGBTQ+ activism, environmentalism, etc.) will also help to frame the discussion of how to save sites that are significant for more than their architectural merit.


Following the model of the 1995 and 2000 conferences, the 2019 iteration will also include visits to historic sites illustrative of the conference themes as seen through the lens of Los Angeles: postmodernist resources, deconstructivist sites, sites linked to the social and cultural history of the city, and some of our “greatest hits.”


For more information, visit: https://www.prp3.org.



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