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Open and Free to the Public, no tickets required
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016, 1:00 to 6:00 PM
Location: Thomas Center, Address: 302 NE 6 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone:(352) 393-8539
Contact: Vandana Baweja
The purpose of the symposium titled “Modern Architecture as Place-Making in Florida,” is to engage the general public in a dialogue on Florida’s rich and unique legacy of modern architecture, the significance of modern architecture in Florida’s architectural history, and the importance of the state’s modernist buildings in global architectural histories. As part of the University of Florida’s commitment to public engagement, this goal of this symposium is to foster a dialogue between the scholarly community, non-academic professionals, and the communities of the larger North Florida region. We seek to open up Florida’s rich modernist architectural histories beyond the higher educational territories of the classroom, scholarly publishing networks, and academic conferences—many of which are not easily accessible to the community at large. We hope to promote a deeper and broader intellectual understanding of modernism as part of the state’s unique heritage.
 
Organizers:
Vandana Baweja, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Florida.
Martha Kohen, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Florida; Founding member of DoCoMoMo Florida chapter and DoCoMoMo Board member.
John Nemmers, Archivist for the Architecture Archives and Associate Chair of the Department of Special & Area Studies Collections, University of Florida.
 
Sponsors:
Florida Humanities Council
Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere, University of Florida
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida.
Gainesville Modern, Gainesville, Florida.
Historic Preservation Program; College of Design, Construction, and Planning; University of Florida.
School of Architecture; College of Design, Construction, and Planning; University of Florida.
 
CONFIRMED PRESENTERS

  1. Vandana Baweja, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Florida.
  2. Maria R. Estorino Dooling, Vice President for Museum Collections at HistoryMiami Museum
  3. Morris Hylton III, Director of Historic Preservation Program, College of Design, Construction, and Planning; University of Florida; President of Gainesville Modern; and DoCoMoMo Florida Chapter Board member.
  4. Martha Kohen, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Florida; Founding member of DoCoMoMo Florida chapter and DoCoMoMo Board member.
  5. Murray D. Laurie, Historic Preservation Professional, Gainesville.
  6. Gene Leedy, FAIA via prior recorded interview with Martha Kohen.
  7. John Nemmers, Archivist for the Architecture Archives and Associate Chair of the Department of Special & Area Studies Collections, University of Florida.
  8. Guy Peterson, FAIA, Office For Architecture (OFA), CityLab-Sarasota, University of Florida.
  9. Virginia Price, President of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
  10. Kenneth Treister, FAIA, via prior recorded interview with Martha Kohen.
  11. Richard Shieldhouse, PhD, Vice President, InterVISTAS Consulting
  12. Allan Shulman, FAIA, Associate Professor, University of Miami, School of Architecture; Founding Principal, Shulman + Associates.

 
MODERATORS
1)    David Forest, Executive Director, Gainesville Modern.
2)    Janet Snyder Matthews PhD, Director, Academics and Research UF Historic St. Augustine, Inc
3)    Patrisha L. Meyers, Director, Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science and The Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute.
4)    Rebecca Nagy PhD, Director, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida.
5)    Glenda Puente, Chapter President of DoCoMoMo US/Florida.
6)    Sarit Sela, Project Manager, Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency.
7)    Gilda Santana, Head, Architecture Library, Art & Art History Librarian, University of Miami.

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