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Economic Dé jà Vu?

October 21, 2008 — stone

Dr. Gray Brechin, co-founder of the "Living New Deal Project,' is the first speaker of this year's Farajollah & Maryam Badie ARFAA lecture series in architecture. Dr. Brechin will address the important engineering and architectural achievements of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and their relevance today. Under the aegis of the WPA, such public buildings and roads as LaGuardia Airport, Camp David and the Golden Gate Bridge were built. Founded in 2003, the "Living New Deal Project' is a collaborative effort attempting to document the engineering and architectural achievements of Depression era-relief agencies. Dr. Brechin's presentation, Another World Was Possible: The Indispensible New Deal Today, will be at the Mandell Theater on October 21st at 6:30 PM.

DETAILS:

  • AARFA lecture series in architecture: Dr. Gray Brechin
  • Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 PM
  • Mandell Theater (MacAlister Hall, 33rd and Chestnut St.)
  • Free and open to the public

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