A symposium in recognition of Richard Longstreth's
contribution to scholarship on the American built environment has been organized and presented by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at PennDesign, The Architecural Archives at Penn and the School of Architecture, Desing and Planning at the University of Sydney.
The Symposium titled The Cultural Value of Everyday Places: A Symposium to honor Longstreth will be held at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design in Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 and Wednesday, May 29. This symposium will take place ahead of the 2019 VAF Conference Landscapes of Succession in Philadelphia. It will involve contributions from a group of former students, colleagues and collaborators whose work engages with, and has been inspired by, Richard Longstreth’s
scholarship, teaching and public advocacy. This includes people in academia as well as those in cultural resource management. The various panels at the symposium will focus on contemporary work by a range of scholars and researchers who have explicitly drawn on his lessons or otherwise engaged with the kinds of theoretical and methodological approaches that Longstreth has championed. Given the overwhelmingly historical focus of his work this symposium will naturally look to the past. But it will equally focus on what is being done about the past in the present and will grapple with future directions in how we understand the past and its legacy in the built environment. Many current and past SAH members will participate in this two-day program including: Vyta Baselice, Matthew Lasner, Katie Marages Schank, Zachary Violette, Carla Yanni, Elihu Rubin, Helen Tangires, Dell Upton, Lisa Davidson, Gabrielle Esperdy, Jeffrey Cohen, Kim Hoagland, Anna Andrzewski, Mary Corbin Sies, Isabelle Gournay, Jamie jacobs, Robert Bruegmann, Daniel Bluestone, Aaron Wunsch, James Buckley, and Catherine Bishir.
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has been a member of SAH since 1966 and is a Life Member. He has served on the Board of SAH and was President in 1998-2000, and was made a Fellow of SAH in 2016. He was awarded the Spiro Kostof Book Award in 1999 and the Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award in 2017.