Lecture 1. Architectural Conservation and Sustainability: A Brief Introduction to History and Terms

This lecture will begin with an introduction to historic patterns of building reuse in the pre-modern world, and then transition into the emergence of preservation as a global theoretical construct resulting in wide-ranging local and national policies. Examples of building reuse and preservation can be found throughout pre-modern history, illustrating practical rebuilding and reuse of materials and the historic practice of maintaining and repairing buildings as a common pattern of human development. Themes: Heritage conservation; Historic preservation; Landmark; Vernacular; adaptive reuse; Sustainability; Resilience; Authenticity; Value.

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