Assistant Professor, Dr. Wanda Katja Liebermann’s Article Featured in Future Anterior


Friday, Sep 25, 2020

Assistant Professor, Dr. Wanda Katja Liebermann’s article, Whose Heritage? Architectural Preservation and Disabled Access in Boston and San Francisco, is included in a special issue of Future Anterior, published this summer. The Disability and Preservation issue critically examines the concept of disability—in all its myriad definitions—through the historical and theoretical lens of preservation and on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

To access the issue, link here: 

Future Anterior approaches historic preservation from a position of critical inquiry, rigorous scholarship, and theoretical analysis. The journal is an important international forum for the critical examination of historic preservation, spurring challenges of its assumptions, goals, methods, and results.

The Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) is hosting an author discussion panel on September 25, which is open to the public.

This discussion brings together architects, theorists, and historians whose perspectives on human impairment reimagine the reconstruction and maintenance of the built past. Such perspectives move beyond simply accommodating people with disabilities in historic spaces. Rather, the preservation of disability suggests ways to rethink the content, materiality, and aesthetics of built history itself.

For more information on the discussion and to register, link here: