Back to the Future, Rhode Island’s 35th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

CCRI’s Knight Campus
400 East Avenue
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Rhode Island Historical

Ready for some time travel? We have landed in suburban Warwick at CCRI’s Knight Campus, the sculptural concrete megastructure built in 1969-72 (Perkins + Will Partnership et al). Here Rhode Island’s 35th Annual Historic Preservation Conference will explore concepts of the future and historic preservation, including but not limited to:

  • Post-war architecture and landscapes
  • Preservation of Modern places
  • Historic utopias, from college campuses to octagon houses to shopping malls
  • The future of place-based tourism
  • Teaching and learning about preservation in the 21st century
  • Technological advances in archaeology, historical research, building conservation
  • Preservation and popular culture
  • Interpreting difficult histories
  • Social media and crowd-sourcing
  • Climate change.  

The conference is a program of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission with CCRI, the City of Warwick, Warwick Historical Society, and other partners.

Funded project of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.