Crisis of Place: Preserving Folk and Vernacular Architecture in New York
2nd * April * 2016
The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square, New York City 10003
Rose Auditorium, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)
A Conference by the New York Folklore Society
Co-sponsored by Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education & Public Programs with support from the American Folklore Society and the New York State Council on the Arts
Saturday, April 2, 2016 Registration 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Conference begins at 9:30 a.m
The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
Folklorists, architects, historic preservationists, museum professionals, community members, and students will come together to address questions concerning the significant crisis in our understanding of everyday landscapes and the built environment:
♦ What is the folk and vernacular architecture of New York State? What makes it "folk" or "vernacular?"
♦ How are the conditions of urban and rural life in 2016 challenging traditional architectural practices among various ethnic and regional communities?
♦ Who is sustaining vernacular design and construction in the face of globalization and gentrification, and why?
Join us for an invigorating discussion in plenary and panel presentations.