Topics and Issues

Historic preservation is a broad practice that addresses how we understand and care for places shaped by prior generations. Preservation reflects society’s hopes and dreams, as well as its challenges and hardships. Here are some of the things we’re talking about.

Dismantle Preservation Virtual Conference, July 2020

This conference, put together during the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 by heritage resource consultant Sarah Marsom, addressed some of the problematic areas of the preservation profession–to encourage practitioners to confront and acknowledge  systems that hamper equity within the field. Sessions included (click links to read an overview and access recordings) Identifying and Tackling Implicit Bias in Preservation Building Union Power in Preservation Expanding the Preservation Narrative: From Research to Action and Burning Down the House , among others.