Change Over Time is pleased to announce the launch of issue 8.2 LGBTQ Heritage. Published to coincide with of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, this issue explores the theoretical and practical dimensions of preserving the sites and places of an historically invisible and transient history. By employing a variety of disciplinary methods to identify, document, and interpret LGBTQ heritage, the contributors to this issue demonstrate inclusive conservation practices and challenge the architectural biases of existing preservation criteria. While the journal theme is focused upon LGBTQ heritage, the challenges discussed are relevant to historically under-represented communities whose contributions and places of meaning, though often overlooked, remain integral to our public history and built environments.
On the celebration of this new issue, on November 5th, 2019 a panel discussion was held moderated by Ken Lustbader, Co-Director of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project. The Dialogue was presented by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center.
Ken Lustbader, Ken is a co-director of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, the first cultural heritage initiative and educational resource to document historic sites connected to the LGBT community in New York City.
Sharon Hayes, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania
Bob Skiba, Archivist at the William Way LGBT Community Center and President of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides
John T. Reddick, is an architectural and cultural, historian and a recent Columbia University Community Scholar. He was a founding member of Harlem Pride and currently serves as its Vice President.