The Future of Preservation: Learning from James Marston Fitch
April 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Higgins Hall Auditorium at Pratt Institute
61 St. James Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
The documentary James Marston Fitch: Pioneer in Preservation Education examines the inspirational work of the founder of Columbia University's Historic Preservation Program, the first in the nation, and looks at several iconic New York City locales such as SoHo, Ellis Island, Grand Central Terminal, and South Street Seaport, that demonstrate Fitch's enduring ideals. Created in 1996 by Christine Ferinde and Jon Calame, two graduates of Columbia's program, this film affectionately portrays a pioneer in the movement to preserve America’s architectural heritage.
Following the film will be a panel discussion on the evolution of preservation education and the future of the field featuring leading experts including:
Felicia Mayro, Trustee of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, alumna of Columbia University’s Historic Preservation Program, and Director of the Neighborhood Preservation Center
Nadya K. Nenadich, Ph.D., Academic Coordinator for the Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute and recipient of the 2016 James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship
Frank Emilie Sanchis, who studied under James Marston Fitch, and is currently Director of U.S. Programs at the World Monuments Fund
Anthony C. Wood, Founder and Chair of the New York Preservation Archive Project and intermittently a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Co-presented by the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, Pratt Institute's Historic Preservation Program, and Preservation Alumni.