The Arc of Memory
“The Arc of Memory: Bending the Future of Historic Preservation,” will be the topic of the Spring 2016 Webster Groves Historic Preservation Lecture, presented by Max Page, Professor of Architecture and History and Director of the Historic Preservation Initiatives at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
In anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, which established how the United States preserves its physical past, Professor Page will offer a critique of historic preservation today and propose a progressive agenda for the next fifty years. He will suggest how the preservation movement can be a force for social justice, contributing to building more sustainable, meaningful, and fair communities by saving and interpreting places of pain, making our homes and cities more sustainable, and rethinking the thorny concepts of authenticity, integrity, and significance.
This lecture will be presented on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at 7:00 pm in Webster University’s Winifred-Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119. For directions: http://www.webster.edu/film-series/directions.html.
The lecture series is sponsored by the Webster Groves Historic Preservation Commission with support from Webster University’s Department of Art, Design, and Art History and the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office.
The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.