Immeuble de Jean Dubuisson à Uckange (Lorraine) prévu pour être démoli (Photo courtesy Jean-Francois Briand)
In this Issue:
Article 01: Recording our Recent Past
Article o2: Perspectives on Public Housing in France
Article 03: Politics and Public Housing in America
In anticipation of the upcoming Fitch Colloquium: “The Architecture of Public Housing: Preserving a Post-War Legacy,” to be held at Columbia University in the City of New York this Saturday, March 31st, 2012, this DOCOMOMO_ISC E+T Newsletter profiles three forum speakers. In DOCOMOMO_ISC E+T’s efforts to better communicate the importance of preserving modern architecture globally, the 2012 Fitch Colloquium will foster discussion and encourage intentional discourse regarding this international preservation challenge.
In this issue, Diane M. Watters introduces the challenge facing the cause of preservation in the survey and protection of Scotland’s postwar sites. Jean-Francois Briand discusses the role of French Policy in the challenge of preserving public housing in France. The intention of his discussion is to explore alternatives to the preservation and protection of these sites. Finally, Elizabeth Milnarik presents the American public housing perspective and the difficulty in advocating for its protection. She understands public housing programs in the United States to be indicative of the country’s larger political history and encourages the benefit of an international dialogue in the upcoming Colloquium.
We hope to see you there!