Carla Bruni is a preservation and sustainability consultant specializing in community engagement and resiliency. Bruni has published numerous articles, led workshops, and created blogs focused on the changing face of historic preservation, the need for increased diversity across the movement, and the ways in which cultural resources are crucial to our environmental and social wellbeing. Her work with housing organizations and community groups has culminated in the creation of local history and home maintenance publications, hands-on workshops, and several historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bruni's environmental work has involved working with the U.S. EPA to plan preservation-focused symposia, creating Environmental Justice Reports, and working in the salvage and reuse industry. She has also been a part of hands-on disaster relief projects, most often in New Orleans. Bruni holds a MS in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Loyola University Chicago in English (Writing/Poetry). For fun, she makes mediocre pottery featuring unloved architecture, travels to places she couldn't previously locate on a map, forges medieval tools (badly), and runs a free repair clinic.
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