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The Cultural Value of Everyday Places

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Design 210 S. 34th Street Philadelphia, PA United States (map)

A Symposium to Honor Richard Longstreth

This symposium will take place ahead of the 2019 VAF Conference Landscapes of Succession in Philadelphia. It will involve contributions from a group of former students, colleagues and collaborators whose work engages with, and has been inspired by, Richard Longstreth’s scholarship, teaching and public advocacy. This includes people in academia as well as those in cultural resource management. The various panels at the symposium will focus on contemporary work by a range of scholars and researchers who have explicitly drawn on his lessons or otherwise engaged with the kinds of theoretical and methodological approaches that Longstreth has championed. Given the overwhelmingly historical focus of his work this symposium will naturally look to the past. But it will equally focus on what is being done about the past in the present and will grapple with future directions in how we understand the past and its legacy in the built environment.


This event is presented by the Graduate Program In Historic Preservation at PennDesign, the Architectural Archives at Penn, and the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. Click below to visit the event website.