PEOPLE + PLACE


Historic Preservation, Social Inclusion, & Social Equity

Facebook Live & Zoom Virtual Event

Thursday, May 27, 2021

12:00 Noon

Preservation Durham’s People + Place Speaker Series connects the people of Durham with the importance of our historic, architectural and cultural places and the stories they bring to life. 

Dr. Erica Avrami will lead us into a discussion about how historic preservation can be used as a tool for inclusion and equity.

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About the Speaker

ERICA AVRAMI is the James Marston Fitch Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and an affiliate with the Earth Institute – Center for Sustainable Urban Development. Her research focuses on the intersection of heritage and sustainability planning, the role of preservation in urban policy, and social-spatial justice issues in heritage decision-making. She was formerly the Director of Research and Education for World Monuments Fund and a project specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute. Avrami earned her BA in Architecture and MS in Historic Preservation, both at Columbia, and her PhD in planning and public policy at Rutgers University. She was a Trustee and Secretary of US/ICOMOS from 2003 to 2010 and currently serves on the editorial advisory board of the journals Change Over Time and Future Anterior.