Preservation Side B presents: The Institution As Revolution: How Higher Ed Can Lead ‘Side B’s’ of Historic Preservation
February 18 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This workshop focuses on how preservation pedagogy plays a role in promoting ‘Side A’s’ of history, and explores the underpinnings of racist teachings and practices in the field. Preservationists are responsible for practicing preservation equitably and equally, hiring for diversity and perspective, maintaining inclusive workplaces, and collaborating with communities justly and sustainably. At the root of these responsibilities is a basic understanding of the inequality that lies at the heart of our field and the desire to actively work towards equality. Working against these responsibilities is the educational system, which focuses on telling only one side of history, reinforcing the racist and biased narrative we currently live in. This session will show how and why Higher Education institutions can evolve their own work and practices to contribute to the broader preservation evolution. Eduardo Ruas & Taylor Kabeary from Preservation Side B will lead this presentation and Q&A.
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