Preservation's Need for Diversity

Preservation will have to include a more diverse and multi-ethnic population in order to stay relevant, writes Kenneth Caldwell for The Architect's Newspaper.
July 14, 2011, 12pm PDT | Kristopher Fortin
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Stephanie Meeks, the second-year National Trust for Historic Preservation executive director, is trying to reshape the landscape of preservation to be more inclusive of minority cultures.

"'Our movement does not reflect a multi-ethnic reality,' she said."

"She understands that for preservation to be relevant to most Americans in the 21st century it will have to take on more than aesthetics and architectural objects and also incorporate the political and cultural life of non-whites and other minorities."

"Meeks laid out five pathways for achieving a more diverse preservation community, beginning with diversifying the Trust itself."

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Published on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 in The Architect's Newspaper
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