BDS Talks




Series of Talks with Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel on Historic Preservation, in Kyoto and Tokyo, 2006 Jun 14-16

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, writer, television interviewer, and producer, former White House assistant and the first Director of Cultural Affairs of New York City, was also the longest-term Commissioner to have served on the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, from 1972 to 1987.  From 1987 to 1995, she was Chair of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Foundation, and has served in addition on numerous boards and panels both in New York and nationally.

The series of talks and panels in Japan, sponsored by the US Embassy, were:

Talk at Iori in Kyoto (June 14) on the subject: ""The Landmarks of New York: How Preserving a City's Cultural Landmarks Leads to Economic Revitalization and Community Building"

Panel at University of Tokyo (June 15) on municipal development, moderated by Prof Shunya Yoshimi, with presentations on Tokyo projects by Prof Kei Minohara and Prof Yukio Nishimura

Gallery talk on "The Landmarks of New York" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (June 15) moderated by curator and contemporary art expert Mr Nobuyuki Hiromoto

Program on "Historic Preservation and Urban Community: Lessons from New York and Tokyo" at the Tokyo American Center (June 16), co-sponsored by Temple University and moderated by architect and author Ms Geeta Mehta. The panel also included Mr Yoshihiro Takishita, author, architect, and restorer of minka farmhouses.

Talk at Iori, in Kyoto, 2006 June 14

Program at Tokyo American Center, 2006 June 16