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Malika Leiper

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Critical Conservation


  • Online

    Perpetual Neglect

    Places Journal

    The racism that plagues African Americans in life is perpetuated in death. Today there is nothing less than a preservation crisis for black burial grounds across the country.

  • Online

    Jorge Otero-Pailos and the Ethics of Preservation

    Places Journal

    A profile of a preservationist-provocateur who argues that pollution — dust and grime — is part of our cultural heritage.

  • Online

    Experimental Preservation

    Places Journal

    Experimental preservationists are challenging old assumptions about cultural heritage, spotlighting objects once considered ugly or unsavory, long excluded from official narratives.

  • Online

    These Studies Led to Further Studies

    Places Journal

    A journey along the abandoned Karachi Circular Railway.

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