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Industrial Sites, Embodied Carbon and Adaptive Reuse
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills MI
39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Transportation provided from The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel

The APT Detroit 2022 conference will provide a setting comprised of the remains of industrial culture based not only in the technology of the twentieth century automotive industry but also reflecting other social, architectural and scientific values. Prior to the early twentieth century and the advent of the automotive industry, Detroit had developed a diverse industrial base consisting of product manufacturing based in iron, steel, and wood products; it was well known for great success in a wide spectrum of goods seldom remembered today. The legacy of industrial heritage includes buildings and machinery, workshops, mills and factories, and mines and sites across many areas of the world. 

This symposium will explore and discuss the current array of conservation approaches for industrial heritage places internationally. Through the examination of the legacy of industrial heritage in Detroit, parallel discourse on the role of preservation technology and its application to the conservation of materiality will be encouraged. Critical to this discussion will be dialog regarding the ever-evolving culture around cities and other places of industrial heritage, including regeneration of these places, engagement with surrounding communities and interpretation of cultural landscapes.

The symposium will take a close look at how sustainability of these heritage places might inform how we interpret potential challenges in the reuse of industrial sites and potentially the presentation of industrial archaeological places in the future. The symposium will feature a dialogue from invited practitioners and speakers who have confronted challenges for reuse and engagement within these communities, and will present opportunities for how these places can be made more sustainable within contemporary settings in the face of climate change.

Registration fee: $380

Agenda (subject to change)

8:30 am
APT Welcome and Introduction(s)

8:40 am
Adaptive Heritage: Reuse, Release and Reciprocity
Dr. Caitlin DeSilvey, University of Exeter, Cornwall, United Kingdom

9:20 am
Shrewsbury Maltings conservation and Renewal
Geoff Rich, RIBA, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Bath, United Kingdom

10:00 am
Coffee Break

10:20 am
From Beer to Buildings: the Story of the Ortlieb Bottling House
Efrie Escott, KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

11:00 am
The Yards: Redevelopment of the Navy Yard Annex
Beth Savage, General Services Administration, Washington D.C.

11:40 am

12:00 pm

2:20 pm
The Art and Life of Buildings: Two Case Studies, Hauser & Wirth and Luma Arles
Sara Lopergolo, FAIA, Selldorf Architects, New York, New York

3:00 pm
Afternoon break

3:20 pm
Preservation of the Postindustrial Landscape with Geospatial Technology
Dr. John Arnold, National Park Service; Dr. Don Lafreniere, Michigan Technological University

4:00 pm
Panel Discussion

5:00 pm
Concluding Remarks

5:15 pm

5:30 pm
Return transportation to Huntington Place