On Saturday, April 2, 2016, the New York Folklore Society is holding a conference for folklorists, architects, historic preservationists, museum professionals, community members, and students.
Speakers will address questions concerning the significant crisis in the understanding of everyday landscapes and the built environment, including:
♦ What is the folk and vernacular architecture of New York State? What makes it “folk” or “vernacular?”
♦ How are the conditions of urban and rural life in 2016 challenging traditional architectural practices among various ethnic and regional communities?
♦ Who is sustaining vernacular design and construction in the face of globalization and gentrification, and why?
Registration is from 8 to 9:30 am. The conference begins at 9:30 am in the Rose Auditorium, at The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square in New York City. Registration is free but RSVP Required. Click here to RSVP.
Donations to support this and other events of the New York Folklore Society are welcomed.