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M.S. Conservation – Faculty Conversation

February 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

The Master of Science concentration in Conservation (MS_C, 36 credits) expands upon conventional notions of Historic Preservation to encompass the multiple scales that shape the cultural and environmental heritage of a community and its region. The course of study offers participants an innovative approach to connecting physical, social and ecological contexts as a means of probing architecture’s active role in the construction of culture. Participants will explore how to imaginatively design the future of historic structures, as well as progressively develop under-utilized historically significant urban sites and landscapes. Participants will be given the tools to bridge the gap between historic preservation of the built environment and the conservation of natural resources.

The program is designed for participants who have an affinity for the architectures and landscapes of the past who want to take an active role in defining a better present and future. Participants will focus on socio-cultural artifacts of memory and the role of conservation in architecture’s and landscapes’ physical embodiment of historiography. The program builds upon faculty expertise in areas of cultural history and memory, material science, environmental sustainability, social justice, and community development. The course of study capitalizes on the rich modern architecture and post-industrial legacy of the region, as well as our faculty’s international expertise.

Learn more about the MS_C concentration in a conversation with faculty member Robert Fishman, Mireille Roddier, Anya Sirota and Monica Ponce de Leon.

For more about: taubmancollege.umich.edu/ms


February 3, 2012
12:30 pm