Fitch Colloquium 2012


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Following World War II, the United States and Europe sought to address the dire need for public and affordable housing through new building. The decades after war saw the development of many innovative design, construction and social arrangements. This legacy represents an important part of our collective architectural and cultural heritage but its preservation is plagued by many practical and social issues. By bringing together American and International experts, the Fitch Colloquium seeks to create a dialogue about the preservation of these buildings, which are at the intersection of social, physical, cultural and architectural values.

The Architecture of Public Housing: Preserving a Post-War Legacy

Columbia University
March 31, 2012
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
9:00 AM -5:30 PM

Speakers include:
Levan Asabashvili, Ilia University, Republic of Georgia
Jean-François Briand, Ministry of Culture, France
Andrew Dolkart, Columbia University 
Joseph Heathcott, The New School
Abderrahim Kassou, Association of Architectural Heritage of the 20th Century in Morocco
Theodore Prudon, Docomomo US
Elizabeth Milnarik, Independent Scholar, Virginia
Arquiteto Flavia Brito do Nascimento, IPHAN: Instituto do Patrimonio Historico e Artistico Nacional, Brazil
Dirk van den Heuvel, Department of Architecture, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Diane Watters, Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments, Scotland 

The Fitch Colloquium is free and open to the public.
8.5 AIA/CEUs will be available

NAFFitch FoundationFrench EmbassyPrudon & PartnersDocomomo

The Fitch Colloquium is organized by the Columbia University Historic Preservation Program and co-sponsored by Docomomo US. The Fitch Colloquium is made possible by the generous support of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, the Netherland-America Foundation, Preservation Alumni, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and Prudon & Partners. The AIA New York Chapter Historic Buildings Committee is a media sponsor for the event.