governors island

governors island

Ned Kaufman, Ph.D.

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Extraordinary Prizes in Ordinary Places: How Preserving Everyday Things Can Save People and the Planet Join us for this free public lecture by Dr. Ned Kaufman about rethinking the economics of heritage and historic preservation as a tool for achieving social justice. His talk will also explore how the field is forging new interdisciplinary alliances with public history, folklore, community planning and tourism promotion. A light reception will follow the lecture. Dr. Ned Kaufman is principal of Kaufman Heritage Conservation and Adjunct Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University. Previously, Dr. Kaufman served as director of historic preservation at the Municipal Art Society of New York, where he led campaigns to protect the African Burial Ground, Aubudon Ballroom, Ellis and Governors Islands, and other historic sites. He also founded and co-directed Place Matters as well as the international research and training program at Rafael Viñoly Architects. His books include Place, Race, and Story: Essays in the Past and Future of Historic Preservation (2009) and Pressures and Distortions: City Dwellers as Builders and Critics (2011), as well as histories of Sagamore Hill and Springfield Armory National Historic Sites. He has advised the National Trust on sustainability policy and is a U.S. voting member on the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Intangible Heritage. Program Co-Sponsors USC School of Architecture/Heritage Conservation Programs USC History Department Elizabeth Edwards Harris, PhD Co-Sponsors The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County The University of California, Riverside, Public History Program/History Department Marketing Partners Los Angeles Conservancy Santa Monica Conservancy