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Telling Stories through Architecture: Landscape and Meaning in the Buildings of Brooklyn

March 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Please join us for this live webinar on Wednesday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm EST


During the month of March, New Canaan Library celebrates “One Author New Canaan” and the literary works of award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson with programming that supports, and honors themes found throughout her work.

Many of Jacqueline Woodson’s novels take place against the backdrop of Brooklyn. But what does that setting look like? Join architectural historian Malka Simon, PhD, for a fascinating examination of the diverse architecture of Brooklyn. Professor Simon’s talk will explore a variety of neighborhoods and buildings across the borough and consider the history of and meaning behind Brooklyn’s evolving landscapes.  Some of the questions she will address include: What can the built environment tell us about the people who settled and lived their lives in Brooklyn? How do the structures of the borough reflect social meaning, and the changing nature of Brooklyn over time?

Malka Simon is an architectural historian specializing in modern architecture and urban development in the United States and Europe. She teaches courses at Brooklyn College on the history of architecture and urban design, and on New York City’s architectural development.  Her research examines Brooklyn’s industrial landscapes of the early twentieth century and considers the intersections between architectural landscape and social history.  She is currently working on a project that frames Brooklyn’s industrial architecture within the broader context of New York City’s outer borough landscapes. Ms. Simon holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Photo Credit: Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library. (1887 – 1964). Bridges – Brooklyn Bridge Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-c367-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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March 3, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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