SALT LAKE CITY 2020:
PRESERVING CULTURAL LANDSCAPES
Our world is at a critical juncture where, as global citizens, we are confronted with urgent questions such as how to address devastating climate change, how to counter increasingly violent rhetoric about who “belongs” and does not belong in our societies, and what place the arts and cultural institutions have in responding to painful histories and on-going injustice to build a vision for a more equitable, sustainable future. The 2020 Untold Stories theme, “Preserving Cultural Landscapes,” focuses on the landscape of the state now known as Utah, and will invite panelists who consider this landscape as one that has been shaped in part by many histories of use as well as violence. What lessons can we learn from the palimpsest that is this cultural landscape, and how might we begin to shift our perspectives on our responsibilities as conservation professionals to the lands we now inhabit?
Join us at the American Institute for Conservation’s annual conference during the week of May 19-23, 2020. Exact date and time TBD. You receive future notifications about this event here.