2021 Fitch Colloquium: The Art of Preservation


2021 Fitch Colloquium
The Art of Preservation: Engaging and Amplifying Underrepresented Heritage

Artists are leading a broad rethinking of heritage, and claiming a central role within preservation practice. In recent years, many BIPOC artists have worked with built heritage to take up the legacies of racial inequities and historical injustices as central themes in their work. Artists confront, challenge, or reframe the role of heritage in society. What will the future of preservation look like as art becomes more central in the profession?

The 2021 Fitch Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University’s GSAPP and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, explored this intersection of art and preservation. The symposium convened BIPOC artists who integrate heritage – and all its sociopolitical implications today – into their works.

Ifa Bayeza
Nona Faustine
Joel Garcia
David Hartt
Monèt Noelle Marshall
Karyn Olivier
Ada Pinkston
Paul Rucker
Heidelberg Project: Jenenne Whitfield

Marisa Brown
Justin Garrett Moore
Brent Leggs



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