Lisa Schrenk's International Exposition Research Leads to Travel, Book Chapters
SoA Associate Professor Lisa Schrenk has spent much of the summer focusing on her international exposition research. She recently had two exposition-related papers accepted for Fall 2014 conferences: “Dystopia Worlds of Tomorrow: The Hard Realities of the Fantastic Utopic Visions of Asia's Sustainably Themed International Expositions” at the 2014 East-West Center International Conference in Okinawa, Japan, and “Homes of Today and Tomorrow: The Mid-Century Modern Model Houses of Chicago's 1933-34 Century of Progress International Exposition" at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Chapter Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Dr. Schrenk has also been asked to write the epilogue for the upcoming book Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1958: Reckoning with Global War (Ashgate) and has just completed the chapter “Progress and Peace: Foreign Architectural Representations at the Century of Progress and Golden Gate International Expositions,” for Urban Reinventions: San Francisco’s Treasure Island (University of Hawaii Press).Urban Reinventions is a collection of essays that examines the many lives of San Francisco’s Treasure Island beginning with its creation in the mid-1930s through current design plans for the island’s future revitalization as a state-of-the-art sustainable community. Both books are outgrowths of papers presented at previous academic conferences, the first at IASTE 2012: The Myth of Tradition in Beirut, Lebanon, and the second at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians in Buffalo, New York.