Preservation and Social Inclusion

Edited by Erica Avrami

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

Preservation and Social Inclusion

Pub Date: March 2020

ISBN: 9781941332603

256 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $28.00£22.00

Preservation and Social Inclusion

Edited by Erica Avrami

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

The field of historic preservation is becoming more socially and culturally inclusive through increasing diversity in the profession and enhanced community engagement. However, within New York City and around the United States, that engagement is relatively ad hoc and focused on the designation process. Enhancing the policy toolbox for how significant places can be valued and by whom could help build capacities for engaging and empowering traditionally underrepresented communities.

Bringing together a broad range of academics, historians, and practitioners, this second volume in the Issues in Preservation Policy series documents historic preservation’s progress toward inclusivity and explores further steps to be taken.

The publication includes contributions from Fallon Samuels Aidoo, Ciere Boatright, Sangita Chari, Caroline Cheong, Sara Delgadillo Cruz, Andrew Dolkart, Jenna Dublin, Ingrid Gould Ellen, Donna Graves, Claudia Guerra, Janet Hansen, Maria Rosario Jackson, Brent Leggs, Michelle Magalong, Brian J. McCabe, Emma Osore, Michael Powe, Andrea Roberts, Stephanie Ryberg-Webster, Mark J. Stern, Gerard Torrats-Espinosa, and Vicki Weiner.

About the Author

Erica Avrami is the James Marston Fitch Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. She was formerly the Director of Research and Education for World Monuments Fund and a Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute. Avrami was a Trustee and Secretary of US/ICOMOS from 2003 to 2010 and currently serves on the editorial advisory board of the journals Change Over Time and Future Anterior.