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Beyond the Bucket List: New Approaches to Sustainable Tourism and Heritage Documentation

Dr. Danielle S. Willkens, Associate AIA, FRSA, LEED AP BD+C
Monday, December 11, 5:30 pm6:45 pm
LeRoy Neiman Center
37 S. Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Informed by her tenure as the Society of Architectural Historians’ H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow (June 2016 through May 2017), this lecture will explore the impacts of tourism on historic sites in islands recently overwhelmed by visitor numbers: Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Cuba, and Japan. In addition to the examination of divergent approaches to the curation of architectural heritage, this talk will outline new methodologies for documenting the built and natural environment, amalgamating 21st century tools with traditional techniques.

Dr. Danielle S. Willkens, Associate AIA, FRSA, LEED AP BD+C is practicing architectural designer, researcher, and educator, currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Auburn University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. She holds a PhD in Architectural History and Theory from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London as well as a M.Arch from the University of Virginia, a MPhil in Architectural History and Theory from the  University of Cambridge, St. John's College, a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design, and a BS with Honors in Architectural Design and Architectural History from the University of Virginia. Her practice experiences include nationally-recognized design–build projects, such as the Learning Barge, as well as collaborative installations that challenge conventional definitions of sustainability. Several of these projects were funded by grants from the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Presented by the Historic Preservation Department