Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practices in the American South

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Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practices in the American South

Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practices in the American South
Mar 24, 2017 to Mar 25, 2017
University of Virginia School of Architecture
Charlottesville, VA
United States

The inaugural symposium of the University of Virginia's Center for Cultural Landscapes, “Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practices in the American South,” investigates the intersections between scholarship and practice around race, memory, and commemoration. The event features Dell Upton as a keynote speaker and a half-day workshop program on Saturday with Mabel O. Wilson, John Mason, Sara Zewde, and other speakers on contested sites of commemoration in the southeastern United States. The workshop program kicks off the Institute for Environmental Negotiation’s initiative to develop guidance for communities and institutions seeking to tell a more complete racial history and change their narrative through the representation of their past history, identity, and values.

This two-day event is sponsored by the UVA School of Architecture Sara Shallenberger Brown Cultural Landscapes & Sites Initiative and Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Project partners include The Cultural Landscape Foundation, the National Preservation Institute, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The symposium will take place at the UVA School of Architecture in Charlottesville, Virginia. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

University of Virginia School of Architecture
Campbell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904
United States