Lisa Schrenk Plays Big Role at SWPACA Conference
SoA Associate Professor Lisa Schrenk, chair of the Material Culture and Built Environment Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, organized and chaired two sessions on aspects of the built environment at the 35th SWPACA Conference in Albuquerque, February 18-22. Talks explored issues of the meaning, perception, and form of architectural settings, and ranged from psychogeography and the experience of the street to the design of Denver’s tubercular sanitariums. Lisa also presented her own paper, “Fairs for the Future?: The Unsustainability of Sustainably-Themed International Expositions," at the conference. This paper builds upon the paper, "Dystopia in the World of Utopia: Unsustainable Realities of Sustainably Themed Expositions,” that she presented at the ARCC/EAAE 2014 International Conference, in Honolulu, Hawai’i earlier in the month.