KS2 - College of Fellows Keynote & Installation

Monday, September 24
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: HYATT-Grand ABC
CE: 1.0

Conserving Rwandan Genocide Memorials

A recent multi-year project by a PennDesign team on the conservation of genocide memorial sites in Rwanda presented a number of challenges. The technical, design and interpretive challenges presented by conserving building, site and collections were considerable. The political, cultural and social contexts of the work shaped the direction of our work dramatically. Working on sites of traumatic heritage provokes important questions about the future of preservation work, and this project has given me a valuable chance to explore the possibilities.

This course qualifies for HSW credit with AIA, ASLA and RCEP.

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Randall F. Mason, Ph.D.

Randall Mason plays several roles at University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design: Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning; Senior Fellow at PennPraxis; and (until recently, 2009-2017) Chair of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. Educated in geography, history and urban planning (PhD, Columbia), his published work includes The Once and Future New York. Mason’s professional practice includes projects at many scales, addressing planning, preservation and public space issues, commissioned by organizations including the Getty Conservation Institute, William Penn Foundation, Brookings Institution, the City of Philadelphia, and the National Park Service. He lives in Philadelphia and was a Rome Prize fellow in 2012-13.


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