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The Ernst Nash - Fototeca Unione Collection And The Project “The Urban Legacy Of Ancient Rome”, Lavinia Ciuffa Jun 2019

The Ernst Nash - Fototeca Unione Collection And The Project “The Urban Legacy Of Ancient Rome”, Lavinia Ciuffa

VRA Bulletin

The Photographic Archive of the American Academy in Rome has been in existence since 1896, and nowadays consists of over 90,000 images. The majority of the photographs focus on ancient architecture, archaeology and topography, in some cases, providing a unique record of landscapes and monuments which have changed considerably in the last century and a half. The collections have been acquired over the years mainly through donations. They represent an exceptional document of the activity of considerable personalities, master photographers as well as scholars, active from the second half of the nineteenth century (Parker collection), to the beginning of ...


Ecofoodway Architectures: Wisdom From The Past; Knowledge For The Future, Sara Khorshidifard May 2019

Ecofoodway Architectures: Wisdom From The Past; Knowledge For The Future, Sara Khorshidifard

Sara Khorshidifard

Intersections of food and the built environment make an imperative prospective for Environmental Design Research, the two areas between which design can support stronger allyships. This paper evaluates the past and present of this connection to initiate a synthesis on future possibilities of architecture-integrated ecological foodways. Food insecurity today is an acute global challenge, tightly intertwined with such other challenges as climate change, resource scarcity, and rapid urbanization. Project Drawdown 2017 reports the agriculture and food sectors posing largest negative bearings on climate change. Unsustainable practices in food production, distribution, waste, diet, and holistic grazing are responsible for around 8 ...


Editorial Transition, Maureen Burns Ed.D. Mar 2019

Editorial Transition, Maureen Burns Ed.D.

VRA Bulletin

The VRA Bulletin Content Editor discusses the transition from one editorial team to the next and expresses gratitude to fellow-editors and contributors. A nostalgic look back at the interesting content published over the last four years is provided. Potential authors are encouraged to consider submitting feature articles, perspectives, reviews as well as the full gamut of Association and affiliate news to the VRA Bulletin especially as it moves to an open access publishing model.


Community, Preservation, And Street Art: A Proposal For San Francisco’S Mission District, Marissa Nadeau Dec 2018

Community, Preservation, And Street Art: A Proposal For San Francisco’S Mission District, Marissa Nadeau

Master's Projects and Capstones

The Latinx community is an integral part of San Francisco’s rich history. From Mexican missions in the late 1700s to an influx of immigrants from various Latin countries starting in the early 1900s, the Mission District (‘the Mission’) of San Francisco has served as a hub for this mix of residents, fondly called “Raza,” emphasizing the people of a community rather than the country they have come from. Wars and issues dealt in their homelands were close to the hearts of the entirety of the Latinx population of the Mission, and their voices and opinions were heard through a ...


Urban Heritage And Place-Making: Preservation Through Mobility Enhancement In The Historic Centre Of Prizren, Lorika Hisari Oct 2018

Urban Heritage And Place-Making: Preservation Through Mobility Enhancement In The Historic Centre Of Prizren, Lorika Hisari

UBT International Conference

Since the armed conflict ended and during a decade of state building Kosovo has gone through substantial reforms required for its European Union integration. This was reflected into its built environment including the historic areas and cultural heritage preservation. Legislation, plans, policy documents and strategies foresee an all-inclusive and a balanced way of development. Practice, however, informs the opposite as the drafted documents are hardly implemented. This paper discusses and examines the mobility in a public space in the Historic Centre of Prizren in relation to the preservation of urban heritage. The paper reveals how the institutional (non)action and ...


Move Over Google Maps! Marin County Library Is Doing Some Serious Mapping!, Jeff Hurn, Jack Schaeffer Oct 2018

Move Over Google Maps! Marin County Library Is Doing Some Serious Mapping!, Jeff Hurn, Jack Schaeffer

VRA Bulletin

The digital imaging team at ACT 3 Partners describes the tips and techniques used to capture a special collection of more than 2000 historic maps and surveys for the Marin County Library. Many of the maps which date back to the1800's are fragile and worn but are still used today by surveyors and developers. They were digitally captured on site at the Library's archive, and are now available on the Library's public portal. As researchers, historians and other non-surveyors access the collection, a wealth of cultural history contained in the maps have been discovered.


Maximizing Metadata: Embedded Metadata Tools, Marcia M. Focht Oct 2018

Maximizing Metadata: Embedded Metadata Tools, Marcia M. Focht

VRA Bulletin

Archives, libraries, museums, businesses, and individuals have fully embraced the digital era and the proliferation of digital assets abound. The challenge is creating, managing, storing, and sharing these assets. One way to make managing your digital files easier is by using the power of embedded metadata, which encodes data about the digital asset into the file itself. Embedded metadata helps reduce the difficulty of finding an image or audio file on your computer, no need to recall a lengthy URL or scratch your head trying to remember the original source to cite when using or publishing your images. Ensuring that ...


The Democratic Architecture Of George W. Maher: A Preservation Perspective, Cody Chase Jan 2018

The Democratic Architecture Of George W. Maher: A Preservation Perspective, Cody Chase

Historic Preservation Theses

As a branch of the international Arts and Crafts Movement, American Prairie Style architecture was a nostalgic ode to the horizontality and natural landscape of the Midwestern prairie and a departure from European design. Today, the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan comprise the most memorable examples of the era, leaving a considerable number of architects largely understudied. One of these architects was the prolific theoretician and designer George W. Maher.

Ambitious from a young age, Maher had his own firm by his mid-twenties and produced over 160 structures in his thirty-eight-year career. During that time he was ...


Choosing How To Remember: Negative Heritage And Values-Centered Preservation, Evan Schueckler Jan 2018

Choosing How To Remember: Negative Heritage And Values-Centered Preservation, Evan Schueckler

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Preserving sites of negative heritage poses particular challenges. The changeful nature of heritage can lead to “dissonance in heritage,” which can result in friction between groups connected to a given piece of heritage, impeding decision-making around preservation. A key issue for sites of negative heritage is therefore not what sort of preservation approach should be employed, but rather how stakeholder groups influence the approach. Values-centered preservation is an important means of navigating tension between different groups. It centers on realizing multiple different values and integrating engagement into decision-making and ongoing management, promoting stakeholder participation.

This thesis analyzes examples of a ...


Preservation Of A Vietnam War-Era Slide Collection: A Master’S Project To Research, Catalogue, Digitize And Exhibit The Photo-Documentary Collection Of Kenneth L. Swain Jr., United States Air Force Veteran, Amanda L. Niemi Dec 2017

Preservation Of A Vietnam War-Era Slide Collection: A Master’S Project To Research, Catalogue, Digitize And Exhibit The Photo-Documentary Collection Of Kenneth L. Swain Jr., United States Air Force Veteran, Amanda L. Niemi

Museum Studies Projects

The purpose of this master’s project thesis is to explore and implement the necessary professional museum practices to care for and preserve the private Vietnam War-era slide collection of Kenneth L. Swain Jr., an Air Force veteran. Through museum practices presented by leading museum professionals, the slide collection was examined and a plan implemented for slide care and maintenance. In conjunction with the preservation of this slide collection, an exhibition was curated in honor of Swain’s unique photo-documentary slide collection.


Ruin-Naissance, Fatma Gonca Tunc Apr 2017

Ruin-Naissance, Fatma Gonca Tunc

Architecture Senior Theses

Ruin-naissance is the term I use to describe not only the resurrection of an archeological site, but also the rebirth of an idea about how we think about ruins and how new construction can enhance the experience of these kinds of sites.

The principle contention of this thesis is that a better understanding of the fragmented evidence presented by an archeological site can be seen through the lens of a contemporary architectural intervention that responds sensitively to an ancient site. In doing this, the intervention needs to address issues of identity, narrative and historiography. The new architecture should not ignore ...


Violence Against Architecture: The Lost Cultural Heritage Of Syria And Iraq, Heidi James Fisher Feb 2017

Violence Against Architecture: The Lost Cultural Heritage Of Syria And Iraq, Heidi James Fisher

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis examines ancient architecture within Syria and Iraq that has been deliberately destroyed by violence. The act of destroying architecture and monuments in both Syria and Iraq, which is often-historical UNESCO protected, will invariably violate various laws, such as the 1954 Hague Convention or the Rome Statute. Since post-2011 Syria, all of humanity has been shocked by continuous warfare that, in addition to causing untold loss of human life and suffering, has included a series of episodes of violence against architecture, all of which is so egregious that foreign governments and non government organizations are constantly engaged in efforts ...


St. Mary’S Episcopal Church: Architectural History And Preservation Possibilities, Anastasia O’Neill Jan 2017

St. Mary’S Episcopal Church: Architectural History And Preservation Possibilities, Anastasia O’Neill

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

This thesis focuses on the architectural and historical significance of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. It comprises two major sections: a historical narrative and a research narrative. Thus, it is meant to illuminate the history of St. Mary’s and to guide future research. The historical narrative contains information regarding the context into which the church was built, the founding of the parish, the construction of the church building, and selected significant changes. The research narrative contains a list of archives consulted, suggestions of uses for the information obtained, and a description of the necessary steps ...


Conservation Assessment And Experimental Mechanical Pinning Treatment Of Petrified Sequoia Affinis Stumps At Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado, Evan Oxland Jan 2017

Conservation Assessment And Experimental Mechanical Pinning Treatment Of Petrified Sequoia Affinis Stumps At Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado, Evan Oxland

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This research assesses the structural decay of nine silicified fossil stumps on the Petrified Forest Loop at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in central Colorado, and evaluates the use of mechanical pinning as a remedial conservation treatment. Condition assessment was established through an integrated review of archival documents related to the site’s excavation and display history, field examination, and petrographic analysis, among other laboratory characterizations. The story of this fossil forest begins with the violent burial of a Sequoia affinis paleo-forest from a volcanic mudflow (lahar) and subsequent cycles of lacustrine submerging and desiccation which likely caused organic materials ...


Using Agriculture As An Interpretive Management Strategy At Grant Kohrs National Historic Site To Tie Together Historical Significance And Natural Resource Conservation, Garrett Richardson Jan 2017

Using Agriculture As An Interpretive Management Strategy At Grant Kohrs National Historic Site To Tie Together Historical Significance And Natural Resource Conservation, Garrett Richardson

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The core question being investigated within the scope of this thesis is how does Grant Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site tie use an interpretive management involving agriculture to tie together historic significance and natural resource conservation? In order to establish a firm knowledge of the site, a visit to the ranch that included site documentation, investigation, and interviewing of staff members was conducted in October 2016. The type of interpretation conveyed to visitors at GRKO is unique, but what makes GRKO really special is that visitors have unrestricted access to the entire site. This allows for the purest form of ...


Rural Revitalization Throughout The Midwest: Preserving Our Past To Create A Sustainable Future, Mackenzie Rebekka Waddell Jan 2017

Rural Revitalization Throughout The Midwest: Preserving Our Past To Create A Sustainable Future, Mackenzie Rebekka Waddell

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

Rural revitalization has grown in popularity in recent years. Throughout the Midwest*, communities have adopted this practice in order to preserve their heritage. The benefits of this practice are social, cultural, economic, agricultural, environmental, and historical in nature. When restoring a community’s commercial district and subsequent residential neighborhoods, it is shown that property values as well as tourism increase. Rural revitalization also leads to a decrease in suburban growth thus preserving valued farmland. A community can experience all these benefits by working to preserve its architectural and historical integrity. Proof of this statement can be witnessed in communities ...


Heritage Tourism In Washington County, Tennessee: Linking Place, Placelessness, And Preservation, Chad F. Bailey Dec 2016

Heritage Tourism In Washington County, Tennessee: Linking Place, Placelessness, And Preservation, Chad F. Bailey

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the formation of spatial theory and the linkage between space and place and their relationship with historic preservation and heritage tourism. First, this thesis analyzes the terms space and place, and how scholars define each term. Second, this thesis focuses on the concept of placelessness. Third, this thesis examines historic preservation as a strategy to help alleviate placelessness and as a crucial link to heritage tourism. This thesis also will use regional examples of preservation and tourism as exemplified by the preservation efforts of private organizations, citizens, and government officials in Jonesborough,Johnson City, and Washington County ...


Gra[In]Vincible, Kimberly Ann Wojcik Dec 2016

Gra[In]Vincible, Kimberly Ann Wojcik

Masters Theses

This thesis is about the stitching of a community back together at a scale that is appropriate to the existing demographics. The memory of place and time are still evident in the relics that are the Buffalo Grain Elevators; the only changing variable is the rate of population and affordability in the adjacent Old First Ward.

The economic downturn of big business and the havoc it wreaked on the worker community created a ripple effect in large enough scale to grab hold of an entire city. In an attempt to bulldoze rust covered structures and knock down abandoned homes rather ...


Orland Park Community Center, Jarett Dewitt Oct 2016

Orland Park Community Center, Jarett Dewitt

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

Orland Park, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, has successfully implemented the idea of integration of natural, open space with its residents. However, the recognition and understanding of these spaces can be further executed through community connectivity and education. Educating the public on the sustainable management of natural resources can help create a better appreciation of conservation in their living and natural environment.


The Concept Of Happy: Bartonville, Illinois, Kelsey D. Kauffman Oct 2016

The Concept Of Happy: Bartonville, Illinois, Kelsey D. Kauffman

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

While working to solve the underlying multiplicity of issues, Bartonville will need to focus on being HAPPY; that is the residents will need to actively engage in Health, Advancement, Purpose, Preservation, and Youth. The concepts of HAPPY are proposed to be expressed architecturally in the form of a community center.


Can You Dig It? Diamonds In Your Own Black Yard: Excavating And Preserving Audiovisual Gems Within The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company Records, Yasmin Dessem, Kelly Besser Oct 2016

Can You Dig It? Diamonds In Your Own Black Yard: Excavating And Preserving Audiovisual Gems Within The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company Records, Yasmin Dessem, Kelly Besser

VRA Bulletin

UCLA Library Special Collections is home to the records of the Golden State Mutual (GSM) Life Insurance Company, one of the first Black-owned and operated insurance companies in the country. Among the company’s rich documentation exists a large selection of audiovisual materials that tell a story of African American entrepreneurship and Los Angeles history, and which have recently started being digitized to be made available online through generous grant funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation.


Endless Images: A Socal Summer Mini-Conference, Maureen Burns, Hannah Marshall, Jenifer Martinez Wormser Oct 2016

Endless Images: A Socal Summer Mini-Conference, Maureen Burns, Hannah Marshall, Jenifer Martinez Wormser

VRA Bulletin

This article reports on the Endless Images mini-conference that took place on August 14 and 15, 2016, in Laguna Beach, California, and provides concise summaries of each presentation. Three professional organizations—the Visual Resources Association (VRA), the Society of California Archivists (SCA), and the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)—sponsored the event. The goal was to bring together professionals from each of these like-minded organizations to showcase their digital projects and explore the connections in their work. Twenty presentations in two sessions and a lightning round highlight both the challenges and solutions that characterize the current digital ...


Report On The 2016 Society Of Architectural Historians Conference, Jacqueline Spafford May 2016

Report On The 2016 Society Of Architectural Historians Conference, Jacqueline Spafford

VRA Bulletin

The 69th Society of Architectural Historians conference was held April 6-10, 2016 in Pasadena, California. The conference was an international gathering of nearly 800 architectural historians, architects, historic preservationist, information professionals, and commercial partners. In the two days of sessions, 212 scholarly papers were presented. In addition, there were round tables, special interest group meetings, highlighted talks, and two days of tours.


Lots Of Potential: Strengthening The Philadelphia Land Bank With Preservation, Mary Amelia Lambert Jan 2016

Lots Of Potential: Strengthening The Philadelphia Land Bank With Preservation, Mary Amelia Lambert

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Prolific vacancy in Philadelphia’s built environment is a major challenge as the city enjoys a resurgence in population and development. The creation of the Philadelphia Land Bank is widely seen as a necessary and useful tool to address the productive reuse of vacant properties. Preservation, however, is not a component of the land bank’s policies and procedures. This thesis asserts that the goals of the land bank are actually well aligned with those of preservation. It is an assertion that the inclusion of a preservation ethos along with specific policy measures would strengthen the activities of the Philadelphia ...


Adventures In Crowdsourcing: A Digital Odyssey From Lower Manhattan To Google Earth To Build A Museum Without Walls, Abby Suckle Faia, Anna Heineman Phd Dec 2015

Adventures In Crowdsourcing: A Digital Odyssey From Lower Manhattan To Google Earth To Build A Museum Without Walls, Abby Suckle Faia, Anna Heineman Phd

VRA Bulletin

cultureNOW has been developing a guidebook to the world outside thru smartphone technology to create a museum without walls. The exponentially growing digital collection currently contains about 18,000 sites, 52,000 images, 2550 podcasts, and 53 self-guided tours. 90 cities and arts organizations are partners to share their content. It is a collection that lives only in the cloud and can be accessed from everywhere, created by a group of ‘accidental librarians’ who are learning as they go about how to access and structure the content to reach its audience. It is very much a work in progress. These ...


Reconfiguring Knowledge: Making The Digital Humanities Visual - Secac 2015 Vra Affiliate Session, John J. Taormina Dec 2015

Reconfiguring Knowledge: Making The Digital Humanities Visual - Secac 2015 Vra Affiliate Session, John J. Taormina

VRA Bulletin

The 2015 SECAC VRA affiliate session highlighted the issues surrounding the support, development, dissemination, and preservation of Digital Humanities projects in the arts and humanities. The presentations addressed the transformational changes brought about by introducing digital technologies into the arts and humanities disciplines. This article summarizes the session with information about how each speaker addressed ways to make the Digital Humanities visual.


Planning A Greenway Network For The “Impressions From A Lost World” Exhibit, Kellie Fenton, Tasuku Kamei, Yue Li, Yanhua Lu, Maozhu Mao, Emilie Marques Jordao, James Prendergast, Michalagh C. Stoddard, Ruoying Tang, Jing Wang, Nelle Katharine Ward, Yuqing Yang, Yi Yang, Yu Yu Oct 2015

Planning A Greenway Network For The “Impressions From A Lost World” Exhibit, Kellie Fenton, Tasuku Kamei, Yue Li, Yanhua Lu, Maozhu Mao, Emilie Marques Jordao, James Prendergast, Michalagh C. Stoddard, Ruoying Tang, Jing Wang, Nelle Katharine Ward, Yuqing Yang, Yi Yang, Yu Yu

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

This report describes a proposed multi-modal greenway network that links dinosaur-related sites in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The study conducted by the fall 2015 MLA studio at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst included assessment and design work at regional, sub-regional, and site scales. The proposed Dinosaur Trail Project greenway network was designed to incorporate the goals of the client, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, a historical and cultural organization based in Deerfield, Massachusetts. The project will help preserve, interpret, and highlight the rich history of dinosaur track discovery in the region for future generations.


Preservation Through Design: Reclaiming Franklin Park's Place In The Future Of Boston, Junzhi Yu May 2015

Preservation Through Design: Reclaiming Franklin Park's Place In The Future Of Boston, Junzhi Yu

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

This project is a demonstration of heritage landscape preservation done through a new design for Franklin Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Design from a preservation perspective requires sensitivity to the interacting forces between site history, existing conditions, and future needs, especially when engaging a historical landscape that was designed by a renowned figure like Olmsted. The goals of this project are to rehabilitate the Franklin Park site, securing its integrity and historical value, while allowing changes and future growth to take place.


Commemoration And Controversy: The Memorialization Of Denmark Vesey In Charleston, South Carolina, Sarah Katherine Dykens May 2015

Commemoration And Controversy: The Memorialization Of Denmark Vesey In Charleston, South Carolina, Sarah Katherine Dykens

All Theses

The commemoration of contested historical figures is a topic that is increasingly addressed by preservationists, historians, and those in local government. One such figure is Denmark Vesey, whose failed slave insurrection plot in 1822 forever altered the social and physical fabric of the United States. The ways in which this polarizing figure has been memorialized in Charleston, South Carolina, speak to the multivalent nature of Vesey himself as well as the shifting and complex racial politics in Charleston. In studying the four major commemorative efforts for Vesey that exist in Charleston, this thesis sheds light on the ways in which ...


Picturing Milwaukee: Washington Park Neighborhood, Jared Schmitz, Arijit Sen Jan 2015

Picturing Milwaukee: Washington Park Neighborhood, Jared Schmitz, Arijit Sen

Architecture Faculty Books

The Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures collaborative project at UW Milwaukee and Madison introduces an interdisciplinary research track concentrating on the examination of the physical, cultural, and social aspects of our built environment. The program serves students enrolled in the UW Milwaukee and Madison campuses respectively. It involves faculty members on both campuses with diverse research and teaching interests, including urban and architectural history, cultural landscapes, urban and rural vernacular architecture, public history, and environmental history. The 2015 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures field school examines a complex urban edge where a bucolic Olmstedian park meets the residential neighborhood of Martin Drive and a 19th Century industrial corridor ...