Talk: Beyond Saving Buildings: Historic Preservation in the Age of the “Selfie”

We are pleased to be a part of St. Louis Design Week with this contribution:

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Beyond Saving Buildings: Historic Preservation in the Age of the “Selfie”

Friday, September 26 at 6:30 PM
Nebula Coworking, 3407 S. Jefferson Avenue
Free
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Preservation is all about protecting buildings from bulldozers, right? Well, not quite. This talk by architectural historian and longtime preservation practitioner Michael R. Allen explores the ways in which historic preservation has changed in light of the challenges of the fate of newer buildings like the Folk Art Museum in New York, the reality that older cities can’t preserve every vacant house and the awareness-expanding powers of social media. Perhaps our need to interpret and save architecture is as much about ourselves as it is about design.

Presented by: Preservation Research Office, Nebula Coworking and St. Louis Design Week.

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