SAH Heads to Detroit for 65th Annual Conference
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and Special showing of the movie The PRUIT-IGOE MYTH at Cass City Cinema
The Society of Architectural Historians gears up for the upcoming Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan. The Conference will feature thirty-four paper sessions and one graduate student lightening round discussing current research in the field, a day-long Historic Preservation Seminar about “Retooling Detroit” that will be open to the public by reservation, and twenty-five tours exploring locations in and around Detroit. The paper sessions will cover all geographic areas and time periods, including relevant topics such as contextualizing “shrinking cities,” the architecture of Fordism, and cultural landscapes. The Historic Preservation Seminar and the tours will dig deep into Detroit’s current and historical position in architecture and urban history.

Visit to explore the conference website.

Special events include a closing night Benefit on the 32nd floor of the iconic Guardian Building in downtown Detroit honoring YouthVille Detroit, Michigan Architectural Foundation Architreks, and Apex Organization Battle of the Bricks. Scholars from around the world, architects, preservationists, and members of the Detroit preservation and architectural community will join SAH in celebrating the architectural, urban, landscape and preservation history of Detroit and beyond.
WHAT: Society of Architectural Historians 65th Annual Conference
WHEN: April 18-22, 2012
WHERE: Detroit, MI

Partners and Majors Sponsors: Preservation Wayne, Michigan SPHO, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, the Kresge Foundation, and the Americana Foundation. Click here for listings of additional sponsors.
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The Society of Architectural Historians was founded in 1940 to advance knowledge and understanding of the history of architecture, design, landscape, and urbanism worldwide. The Society serves scholars, professionals in allied fields (including architecture, historic preservation and planning), and the general public.

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