The Carleton School of Canadian Studies is pleased to present the second annual Herb Stovel Memorial Lecture.

This year’s lecture will directly follow the Graduate Student Heritage Conservation Symposium in the same location.

Transitional Objects: Why Heritage Shapes the Future

Dr. Jorge Otero-Pailos, Columbia University

Saturday March 22, 2014
Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa, ON
5:00 p.m. reception – 6:00 p.m. lecture
Event Poster

Dr. Jorge Otero-Pailos

Jorge Otero-Pailos is an architect, historian and theorist specialized in experimental forms of preservation. His research and work rethinks preservation as a powerful countercultural practice that creates alternative futures for our world heritage. He is Founder and Editor of Future Anterior, the first American peer-reviewed scholarly journal to be devoted to the history, theory and criticism of historic preservation. He is the author of Architecture’s Historical Turn: Phenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). His works and articles have been featured in international publications. His installation work was exhibited in Manifesta7: The European Contemporary Art Biennial and the 53rd Venice Art Biennial.
Professor Otero-Pailos is a graduate of Cornell University and has an architecture degree and Ph.D. from M.I.T. At Columbia University, Otero-Pailos teaches core courses in Historic Preservation and Architecture as well as seminars and workshops that critically explore topics in architectural history and theory such authenticity, phenomenology, and interpretation.
He has served as vice-president of DoCoMoMo US. Prior to joining Columbia, he was Assistant Professor of Architecture and a founding member of the New School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.

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