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Spolia. Appropriation. Palimpsests. Afterlives…These terms, and others, have been employed by scholars across disciplines to describe the reuse of architecture and material culture. This conference aims to advance current scholarship by exploring some of these terms and unpacking the phenomenon throughout history and across cultures. From the Mexica reuse of Olmec relics to the fascist appropriation of historic styles in building projects—to name two examples—societies have given new meanings to objects, architectonic fragments, buildings, and styles by repurposing them for new contexts.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Brown University (Providence, RI, USA)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Lia Dykstra
INFO: web - Reuse.Reconsidered@gmail.com
INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: gratis / free / gratuito online