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DATE/TIME: Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ.
ADMISSION: Free and open to the community—all are welcome. Seating is open and unreserved. Guests are encouraged to support our host, Casa Vicente, by buying their own food and drinks.
The Center for Desert Archaeology and Casa Vicente invite all to the third season of Archaeology Café, a casual, happy hour-style discussion forum dedicated to promoting community engagement with cultural and scientific research. Our 2010–2011 season is made possible, in part, by the Arizona Humanities Council.
On Tuesday, November 2, 2010, we will be joined by R. Brooks Jeffery, Director of the Drachman Institute and Coordinator of the University of Arizona’s Graduate Program in Preservation Studies. A distinguished expert on the documentation, interpretation, and preservation of built environments, Brooks will share his perspective on Sustainability and Sense of Place: Defining a New Vernacular Architecture.
Defining vernacular architecture is about examining a process, rather than a style. This discussion will examine how this process, based in both an ethic of sustainability and a sense of place, can be applied to create a new vernacular architecture to address critical issues facing our natural and built environments.
Come settle in with a drink and a plate of delicious tapas at downtown Tucson’s own Casa Vicente. We meet the first Tuesday of each month from September through May at 6:00 p.m.; presentations begin at 6:15 p.m. Seating is open on a first-come, first-served basis—be ready to make new acquaintances! Our forum opens with a brief, informal presentation on a timely or even controversial topic, followed by a question and answer period and a short break. Our moderator then commences spirited but focused discussion.
More information on the international science café movement that inspired us to host Archaeology Café is available at www.sciencecafes.org.
If you have questions or wish to discuss disability accommodations, contact Kate Sarther Gann.
ABOUT R. BROOKS JEFFERY
R. Brooks Jeffery is a renowned expert in the documentation, interpretation, and preservation of built environments, particularly in arid regions. More information on his research and the Drachman Institute may be found here.
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