Fitch Foundation Conference

Recently we finished a bunch of videos for the Fitch Foundation in New York City.

Seri Worden (Director Fitch Foundation) organized a brilliant event about “The Accidental Preservationist: Artists, Artisans, Outliers and the Future of Historic Preservation”.

When you film such a conference you have to deal with many larger and smaller challenges but this one was especially nice because it was very well organized.
Also the speeches and presentations were very interesting.

For people not involved in such matter the subject of the conference may sound kind of boring but it really wasn’t.
Please have a look at the keynote speech from Justin Davidson, Preservation as Agent of Radical Change.

We also really liked the location, the history-charged Roosevelt House in New York City.

Please find all videos here.

A list of all Speakers:

Seri Worden, Executive Director, Fitch Foundation
Frederick Bland, Fitch Foundation Chairman and Managing Partner, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects
Justin Davidson, Classical Music and Architecture Critic for New York Magazine and Author of the forthcoming book, Magnetic City: A Cultural, Historical, Architectural and Personal Guide to New York
Moderator: William Higgins, Fitch Foundation Vice-Chairman and Prinicpal, Higgins Quasebarth & Partners – NYC
Colin Spoelman, Co-Founder, Kings County Distillery – Brooklyn, NY
Jason Deem, Owner, South Side Spaces – St. Louis, MO
Andrew Hoyem and Diana Ketcham, Founders, The Arion Press – San Francisco, CA
Jeffrey Pfeil, Owner, J.W. Pfeil & Company, Inc. – Saratoga Springs, NY
Vic Christopher and Heather Lavine, Owners, Lucas Confectionery – Troy, NY
Moderator: William Tippens, Fitch Foundation Trustee and Vice President, Related Midwest – Chicago, IL
Jamie Kalven, Co-Founder, The Invisible Institute – Chicago, IL
Gina Reichert, Co-Founder, Power House Productions – Detroit, MI
Rosanne Haggerty, President, Community Solutions – NYC
Greg Handberg, Senior Vice President, Properties, Artspace – Minneapolis, MN
Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, Principal, Metris Arts Consulting – Easton, PA
Moderator: Mary B. Dierickx, Fitch Foundation Trustee and Mary B. Dierickx Historic Preservation Consulting, – NYC
Randall Mason, Associate Professor and Chair of Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
Alison Isenberg, Professor of History, Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Rebecca Chan, Program Director, Station North Arts & Entertainment – Baltimore, MD
Adele Chatfield-Taylor, President Emerita, American Academy in Rome – NYC