Architecture, War, and the Erasure of Identity @ Parsons SCE this Thursday, 3/9

This Thursday, March 9, at 6 pm, Parsons School of Constructed Environments is hosting a special screening of , War and the Erasure of , about the deliberate cultural through the destruction of the constructed environment – in particular, world heritage sites.

Tim Slade’s film, The Destruction of , based on the book by writer Robert Bevan, looks at the ongoing and intentional ‘war against ’ through the destruction of architecture in war-torn countries around the globe. Buildings and sites that have stood for millenia have been targeted as artifacts of cultural heritage, “particularly in campaigns of ethnic genocide and cleansing.” The film examines the links between the protection of culture and the protection of . The screening will be followed by a with the filmmaker.

 

Presented by: Tim Slade, Director

Hosts: Robert Kirkbride, Dean of the School of Constructed Environments, and Emily Moss, Director of the BFA in Architectural Design and the BS in Design

Sponsored by Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments.

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