Architecture, War, and the Erasure of Identity @ Parsons SCE this Thursday, 3/9

This Thursday, March 9, at 6 pm, Parsons School of Constructed Environments is hosting a special screening of Architecture, War and the Erasure of Identity, about the deliberate cultural genocide through the destruction of the constructed environment – in particular, world heritage sites.

Tim Slade’s film, The Destruction of Memory, based on the book by writer Robert Bevan, looks at the ongoing and intentional ‘war against culture’ through the destruction of architecture in war-torn countries around the globe. Buildings and sites that have stood for millenia have been targeted as artifacts of cultural heritage, “particularly in campaigns of ethnic genocide and cleansing.” The film examines the links between the protection of culture and the protection of human rights. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

 

Presented by: Tim Slade, Director

Hosts: Robert Kirkbride, Dean of the School of Constructed Environments, and Emily Moss, Director of the BFA in Architectural Design and the BS in Urban Design

Sponsored by Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments.

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