Week 5 Question

In Place, Race and Story, Ned Kaufman argues that many challenges in the profession of historic preservation are arising at the intersections of place, race, and story. On the one hand, we attempt to expand our sense of place, broaden and diversify our constituency, not to solve those intricate problems but to renovate the profession and make it more useful and relevant to society  by addressing these challenges. On the other hand, how can we achieve it in practice, how can we balance traditional historic or architectural values and environmental justice as well as those subjective, intangible stories associated with particular places instead of being overwhelmed by those issues involving nearly all aspects of our social life?


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