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PRESIDENT'S LETTER

 

Preserving the Recent Past Conference Comes to LA
On March 13-16, 2019, the Preserving the Recent Past Conference (or PRP3, as it is affectionately known) is coming to Los Angeles. PRP3 offers a national forum to share the latest strategies for identifying, protecting, and conserving significant structures and sites from the post-World War II era.

In concurrent presentation sessions, plenary talks, a pre-conference symposium, and tours, Preserving the Recent Past 3will build upon the prior two groundbreaking conferences in 1995 and 2000 to address key issues in the preservation of modern historic resources.

Much has changed in the many years since the previous important confabs: myriad resources have reached the 50-year benchmark, innovation continues in the treatment of postwar materials and assemblies, and new survey techniques for suburban and urban landscapes have emerged. Buildings, sites, and landscapes from this period reflect the dynamism, creativity, and tensions of the society that created them. They tell stories—of mass suburbanization and urban disinvestment and reinvestment, multiple and successive modern styles, innovative products, and new social and activist movements.

So what better place than Los Angeles to study these topics? Hosted by the University of Southern California (USC), the conference will discuss hot topics, such as Brutalism, postwar period revivals, new digital approaches to documenting and interpreting recent past sites, cultural heritage sites, and much more.

Among the session topics are:

Built Environment-alism: Early Moments in the Green Movement

Practice From the European Perspective—Case Studies From the Field

Fast-Forward: Preservation Possibilities for 1990s Architecture

The InnovaConcrete Project—An Investigation Into the Use of Nanotechnologies for the Conservation of 20th-Century Concrete Heritage

Action Places: Sites Shaped by Social Issues and Movements

It’s What’s Inside That Counts: Conserving Postwar Interiors

Aspects of Americana: Postwar Travel and Leisure

Modern Materiality and Conservation

Say What Now? Advocacy Campaigns to Build Constituencies

Living Large: Design and Practice on a Big Scale

Contested Space: Postwar Cultural Landscapes

Durable and Challenging: Aluminum and Stainless Steel

Leaping Muffler Men in a Single Bound: Getting to Know SCA and America’s Roadside Heritage

Typecasts and Contexts: Distinctive Postwar Resources

Ready, Steady, Go: Here Comes PoMo!

Modern Heritage Structures and Preservation Engineering

Tours sites include:

Case Studies of Case Study Houses #8 and #22

The Hayden Tract: Turn of the Century Dystopian Architecture

Modern by Moonlight

Killingsworth Legacy Tour: A Study of Regional Modernism

Postwar Bonanza: Alan Hess Loves Orange County

Postmodernism Comes of Age: Charles Moore and MRY in Los Angeles

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Sian Winship

 
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