Symposium 2018: Preserving African American History in Texas

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The 19th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium will take place on February 16-17, 2017. The keynote speaker on the evening of Friday, February 16, will be Everett L. Fly (MLA, FASLA, RA), an award-winning landscape architect, architect, preservationist, and recognized leader in the national effort to preserve the integrity of African American heritage, culture, and communities. Mr. Fly, a 2014 National Humanities Medalist, will speak on “African American History in Texas: Context for Preserving and Conserving Culture and Place.”  

Other speakers on Saturday, February 17, include: 

Donna D. Carter, FAIA (President, Carter Design Associates, Austin)

Eureka Gilkey (Executive Director, Project Row Houses, Houston)

Priya Jain, AIA (Dept. of Architecture, Texas A&M University)

Assata Richards, PhD (Director, Sankofa Research Institute, Houston; Dept. of Sociology, University of Houston)

Andrea R. Roberts, Phd (Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University)

Lynn Henson, MA, CPM (Planner Manager, City of Houston)

Gwendolyn Webb-Hasan, PhD (Depts. of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development & Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas A&M University; Board President, Brazos Valley African American Museum)

There will be a reception on Friday night at the Brazos Valley African American Museum, 500 E Pruitt St, Bryan, TX 77803. Space is limited, so though the event is free, you must register for it in order to attend. The pricing for the Symposium is $15 for students, $25 for Faculty and the General Public, and $150 for Professionals who wish to receive CEU credits. Registration includes all events, as well as a light breakfast, a lunch buffet, and snacks.

If you have any dietary restrictions or concerns, please contact Jennifer Robertson @ jrobertson@arch.tamu.edu.

Registration closed February 14.  

AGENDA (Click here for a printable version)

Friday 16 February 2018

CHEM 100 Lecture Hall, Chemistry Building, Texas A&M University

 

5:15 PM           Doors open

 

6:00 PM           Everett Fly (MLA, FASLA, RA)

“African American History in Texas: Context for Preserving and Conserving Culture and Place” (abstract)

2014 National Humanities Medalist, landscape architect, architect, preservationist, and recognized leader in the national effort to preserve the integrity of African American heritage, culture, and communities.

*This lecture has been sponsored by a Notable Lecture Grant from the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University

 

7:30 PM           RECEPTION, Brazos Valley African American Museum, 500 East Pruitt Street, Bryan TX 77803

 

8:30 PM           Adjourn for the evening          

 

SATURDAY 17 February 2018

 

Geren Auditorium, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University

 

8:00 AM           REGISTRATION at Geren Auditorium / Breakfast

 

8:45 AM           Welcome and Introductions

 

9:00 AM           Gwendolyn Webb-Hasan, PhD (Depts. of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development & Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas A&M University; Board President, Brazos Valley African American Museum)

                                "African American Heritage in the Brazos Valley: A Legacy of Love, Longing, Leadership, and Luminosity" (abstract)

                 

9:50 AM           Eureka Gilkey (Executive Director, Project Row Houses, Houston), Lynn Henson, MA, CPM (Planner Manager, City of Houston); Priya Jain, AIA (Dept. of Architecture, Texas A&M University); Assata Richards, PhD (Director, Sankofa Research Institute, Houston; Dept. of Sociology, University of Houston)

“Preservation Comes of Age: Neighborhood Change in Houston’s Third Ward” (abstract)

 

10:50 AM         BREAK

 

11:10 AM         Donna D. Carter, FAIA (President, Carter Design Associates, Austin) and Andrea R. Roberts, PhD  

                        (Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University)

                        "A Conversation: Seeking Praxis When Preserving African American Places" (abstract)

 

12:00 PM         LUNCH

 

1:00 PM           APT Texas Meeting

                     

1:45 PM           Student Poster Session                   

 

2:30 PM           Andrea R. Roberts, PhD (Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University) 

                        "Hacking Heritage: Lessons Learned from Grassroots Preservationists" (abstract)

3:20 PM           Roundtable Discussion: "The Brazos Valley Manifesto: What's Next for Preservation of African American Places in Texas?" (abstract)

Roundtable moderated by Andrea R. Roberts, PhD, and Brent Fortenberry, PhD (Dept. of Architecture, Texas A&M University)

 

4:00 PM           Concluding Remarks

 

4:15 PM           Adjourn

 

*Special thanks to our sponsors and partners: The Brazos Valley African American Museum, The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the Departments of Anthropology, Architecture, Construction Science, and Visualization, and the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Historic Preservation Symposium

 

The Center's Annual Historic Preservation Symposium is held in the spring semester of each academic year and brings a variety of international and national speakers to the campus to explore important issues and developments in heritage conservation and preservation studies. Since 2000, the symposium series has attracted practicing professionals, faculty and students from across the region. The symposium usually begins with keynote address on a Friday evening, followed by additional paper and workshop sessions on Saturday, a poster session highlighting the work of students, lunch, and a business meeting of APT Texas. Licensed architects (or those working toward licensure) may also earn AIA Continuing Education Units (CEUs). (The Friday keynote address is free and open to public. The Saturday sessions are also open to everyone, but require a paid registration.).

 

 

 

 

 

Past Symposia 

2017- Heritage, Conservation & Archaeology

2016- Campus Heritage

2015- The Alamo: Structure of History 

2014- Houston: Building Stories 

2013- Texas Preservation Programs and Research 

2012- Disaster & Hazard Recovery & Prevention for Historic Structures 

2011- Adaptive Reuse: Architecture as Found Object 

2010- Technology Preserves 

2009- Building on Green: Preservation and Sustainability 

2008- Preserving the Modern 

2007- Conserving Texas' WWII Heritage 

2006- Preparation for Preservation Practice: a Comprehensive Perspective 

2005- Investigation and Evaluation in Historic Preservation 

2004- Innovative Conservation: Technology in Practice 

2003- Culture, Landscape and Buildings 

2002- Recording Cultural Heritage: 25 Years of HABS at Texas A&M and the Future of Documentation 

2001- Preservation and Conservation in Practice 

2000- Careers in Historic Preservation: The Present and the Future