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Architecture, War, and the Erasure of Identity

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Starr Foundation Hall, UL102 63 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10003

Tim Slade’s film, The Destruction of Memory, based on the book by writer Robert Bevan, looks at the ongoing and intentional ‘war against culture’ through the destruction of architecture in war-torn countries around the globe. Buildings and sites that have stood for millenia have been targeted as artifacts of cultural heritage, “particularly in campaigns of ethnic genocide and cleansing.” The film examines the links between the protection of culture and the protection of human rights. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. 

 

Presented by: Tim Slade, Director 

Hosts: Robert Kirkbride, Dean of the School of Constructed Environments, and Emily Moss, Director of the BFA in Architectural Design and the BS in Urban Design

Sponsored by Parsons' School of Constructed Environments

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