Issues in Preservation - PRST 6820 01 Tulane School of Architecture, Rm. 405 Adj. Asst. Prof.

Catherine Barrier, Instructor This course is conceived as a series of study units, each with its own distinguished guest speaker, reading assignments, and instructor-led discussion on contemporary preservation issues. Each class will constitute one study unit. Please note that the dates for each topic indicated on the syllabus will may change to accommodate the schedules of the speakers. This course will be conducted in a seminar format, in which thoughtful reading and consideration of the readings and the speaker’s presentation, and active participation in class discussions, will be the primary assignments. Unless the syllabus notes that a reading will be on reserve or gives a hyperlink to the reading, it will be available as a .pdf on myTulane/Blackboard. I ask that each student arrive at class with a question to encourage conversation on a part of the topic that interests him or her. Class participation will constitute 35% of each student’s grade. Each student will be expected to prepare and present a report on some aspect of an issue discussed in the course that interests him or her. This report should be prepared both as an oral Powerpoint-supported presentation and a written report at least ten pages in length. The report should cite and demonstrate a familiarity with at least ten sources of information on the topic, and should include photocopies of all articles, copies of all web pages and/or excerpts of all books on which the student has relied in writing the report. This report will constitute half of the semester’s grade. In addition, students will be asked to research and do a brief presentation related to sustainability and preservation during the course of the semester. This presentation will count as 15% of the course grade. I plan on keeping office hours from 10am-12noon Monday and Thursday. I can also be available before class on Tuesdays if you email or call me to arrange a time to meet. Please feel encouraged to drop by or email me with questions, concerns, or ideas. My office is in room 114b, in the basement of Richardson Memorial. My preferred email address is catherinebarrier@gmail.com, and my phone number is 504.913.3670.

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Jan 11—Introduction, Administrative Matters Jan 18—Modern Resources (Francine Stock, DOCOMOMO) http://www.regional-modernism.com/ How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation: Guidelines for Evaluating and Nominating Properties that have Achieved Significance Within the Past Fifty Years Jan 25—Sustainability and Preservation (Andrew Liles, Tulane) Cuver, John and Brad Randall. Saving Energy in Historic Buildings: Balancing Efficiency and Value. Chong, Howard. Building Vintage and Electricity Use: Old Homes Use Less Electricity in Hot Weather. Rypkema, Donald. Economics, Sustainability, and Historic Preservation.

Feb 01—Non-traditional Cultural Resources (Bethany Rogers, Cornerstones) Cornerstones: Celebrating the Everyday Monuments and Gathering Places of New Orleans. (on reserve) Morgan, et. al., "Finding a Place for the Commonplace: Hurricane Katrina, Communities, and Preservation Law." Thomson, “Introduction: Preservation in Search of the Historic: New Methods, Expanding Boundaries"; Bentel, "Perspective: Where Do We Draw the Line? Historic Preservation's Expanding Boundaries"

Feb 08—New Media and Citizen Participation (Karen Gadbois, Squandered Heritage, The Lens) http://squanderedheritage.com Feb 15—CANCELLED Feb 22—Sustainability (Michelle Stanard, Historic Green)
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Historic Boulder. Making Your Historic Building Energy Efficient. Mar 01—Salvage and Preservation (PRC RTNO—TBA) Kolson, Amanda. This Old Stuff: Architectural Salvage enters the Mainstream http://www.mnpreservation.org/ pdf/MarchApril%20Final%20Copy.pdf Sample Design Guidelines (Random Sample of at least 5) http://www.uga.edu/napc/programs/napc/guidelines.htm Be prepared to discuss policies on restoration and replacement materials MARDI GRAS BREAK Mar 15— Heritage Tourism Cameron and Gatewood. “Seeking Numinous Experiences in the Unremembered Past” Tillotson. “’Cultural Tourism’ or Cultural Destruction?” Brink. “Heritage Tourism in the U.S.A.: Grassroots Efforts to Combine Preservation and Tourism” Simpson. “Tourist Impact in the Historic Centre of Prague: Resident and Visitor Perceptions of the Historic Built Environment” Binns and Nel. “Commodification, Perception and Environment: Tourism as a Local Development Strategy in South Africa” Mar 22—no class Mar 29— International Preservation I (Grover Mouton, TRUDC, US/ICOMOS) Nara Document on Authenticity, http://www.international.icomos.org/naradoc_eng.htm Denslagen, Wim. “Restoration Theories, East and West.” Transactions: Assoc. for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings. v. 18, 1993, pp. 3-7;

Apr 05— Non-canonical Cultural Resources (Ned Kaufman, formerly of NYC Municipal Arts Society and Pratt Institute) Avrami, Erica, Randall Mason, and Marta de la Torre. Values and Heritage Conservation: Research Report. Kaufman, Ned. “Heritage and the Cultural Politics of Preservation.” Places 11(3)(1985): 58-65
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Lee, Antoinette. “From Historic Architecture to Cultural Heritage: A Journey Through Diversity, Identity, and Community.” April 09—Preservation Matters 2 Symposium, Latin American Preservation, Tulane University (9AM-4PM) Apr 12— Discussion of Symposium Apr 19---Student Presentations Apr 26—no class May 03--Final project package due

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