Antoinette Lee: When Historic Preservation Was a Passion, When It Became a Profession, and What Are Its Future Prospects?
Monday, October 22, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 S 34thStreet. Historian Antoinette J. Lee will trace preservation past, present, and future in this talk at PennDesing. Lee’s own career has focused on the design and preservation of government buildings and Federal preservation policy. She was Assistant Associate Director, Historical Documentation Programs, National Park Service, and oversaw the National Register of Historic Places, National Historic Landmarks, Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, among other programs. Free.
Tuesday, October 23, 2pm. Temple University, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk. Keya Dannenbaum, founder of electnext.com, and Hal Gullan, an expert on electoral politics, will join Temple political science professor Robin Kolodny to discuss America’s current “media-saturated” politics and how voters can best participate in the democratic process. Free.
Wednesday, October 24, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 S 34th Street. Anthony Flint is a Fellow and Director of Public Affairs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, an urbanism and land-use think-tank based in Cambridge MA. Flint is author of the 2009 book Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City, and has written extensively on smart growth and sprawl. He has covered urban planning, development, architecture and transportation as a journalist and columnist for the Boston Globe. Free.
Thursday, October 25, 6-9pm. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Landmark Building, 128 North Broad Street. This month’s PAFA After Dark celebrates two competitions. See Frank Furness’s winning drawings for PAFA’s 1876 building alongside non-winning contenders, and see the new line of Anthropologie fashions made from winning artworks by PAFA students. Attendees can check out a student show-and-tell, Anthropologie pop-up shop, create artwork “inspired by natural and industrial motifs” (a la Furness), and hear gallery talks about William Trost Richards’ watercolors and Frank Furness’ design vision. Free for PAFA members, $10 advance, or $15 at door. Tickets may be reserved online.
Friday, October 26. Citywide. Take Philadelphia’s picture on Philly Photo Day, the annual event that seeks to capture a day in the life of Philadelphia, hosted by the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Every photograph submitted (from 10/26-10/30) will be printed and hung in a group exhibition at PPAC that will open on December 6. Select photos will be featured on SEPTA ad spaces and on billboards throughout the city. One could be yours! Free.