Bite-Sized Preservation: A Peek at Providence Carriage Houses
We’re bringing you another serving of preservation basics this fall. Join us via Zoom on November 5 for just as much preservation as fits in a lunch hour.
Providence Symposium | I Was Asked to Stand
“I Was Asked to Stand” educates and empowers us to understand the cause and possible solutions to the disparity in the lack of representation, documentation, and acknowledgement of the great works of women and diverse designers. Pascale’s presentation focuses on the history of the problems, how we can proactively change architecture and design, and future…
Providence Symposium | Who Decides What’s Worth Saving?
Who “authorizes” cultural heritage and decides what places are worth protecting and celebrating? How are these decisions made and whose histories do they preserve? This panel discussion will explore the formal preservation systems currently in place and how they work for and against communities. Our guests will offer insight on how preservation works at the…
Providence Symposium | Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America’s Housing Crisis
Who shows up to public meetings? Whose interests are they advocating for? And how do decisions made by the few shape the social and political fabric of our communities? This talk discusses how neighborhood participation in the housing permitting process exacerbates and reproduces existing inequalities, limits the housing supply, and contributes to the current affordable…
Providence Symposium | What Needs to Change?
Many regard the preservation field as being in the midst of a relevancy crisis — its systems outdated, its practices exclusionary, and its practitioners out of touch. In order for preservation to become more accessible and relevant to more communities and to survive into the future, deep change is necessary. But can we reform preservation or do…
Providence Symposium | Pop Culture and Representative Preservation
Launched in December 2019, @hoodmidcenturymodern catapulted to fame as Instagram’s leading Black voice in architecture. HOOD CENTURY fills an industry gap as a preservation society for the streets, centering communities traditionally excluded from the conversation. This is preservation for us, by us. With HOOD CENTURY, Jerald Cooperman utilizes pop culture and classic hip-hop imagery from an architectural and…
Providence Symposium | Bite-Sized Preservation: Climate Justice and Preservation
Join us via Zoom on November 19 for a special symposium edition of Bite-Sized Preservation. Same format, just as much preservation as fits in a lunch hour.
Providence Symposium | The Pedestrian Safety Crisis in America: Why it’s happening and what we can do about it
More than 6,000 pedestrians are getting killed every year on American streets, representing an enormous 50 percent increase from the first part of the decade. Angie Schmitt, the author of the new book Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Crisis of Pedestrian Deaths in America will talk about the social trends that are putting people at…
Providence Symposium | What Do We Want for Providence?
Brent Runyon, Executive Director of the Providence Preservation Society, will reflect on all we’ve heard and discussed over the course of the 2020 Providence Symposium and offer his thoughts on how PPS can affect positive change. PPS has participated in community life for over 60 years, and it’s never been more important to ask ourselves,…
2020 Providence Symposium | Whose Places Matter and Why?
November 12 - 21
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