Week 2 – George

‘‘To appreciate our past to its full extent,’’ he said, ‘‘we must acknowledge that heritage is a living and flexible body that needs continuous revision and addition to remain healthy and vibrant.’’
– David Lowenthal, ‘‘Prizing the Past for the Present and the Future,’’ keynote speech, University College of London Department of Geographers, June 2011. cited by Kathryn Rogers Merlino in [Re]Evaluating Significance: The Environmental and Cultural Value in Older and Historic Buildings

Similar to what was discussed in the article I choose from Future Anterior for class 1 (Martin-Hernandez, Manuel “Time and Authenticity,” Winter 2014), the article by Kathryn Merlino gets at this idea that the public perception of buildings and heritage must change over time and reinvent itself to stay relevant and connect with the needs of today. How does the climate crisis fit into this idea?

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