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Dwell Time

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2024
Time: 3–4pm
Location: The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue

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Based on her just-published memoir, Dwell Time, conservator Rosa Lowinger discusses preserving modern tropical buildings in Miami and Havana. From mosaics, murals, and decorative cast stone to terracotta and ironwork, Lowinger will show how repairing the key elements of 20th-century tropical architecture serves as a metaphor for personal healing after loss, particularly the loss of one's home. Zoom in on local conservation projects carried out by Lowinger—including the Wolfsonian facade, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, and Miami Marine Stadium—as a springboard for conversation about how immigrants become comfortable in new places and new homes. After the talk, stay behind for a book signing with the author at The Wolfsonian Design Store.

Organized with Miami Design Preservation League and presented as part of Art Deco Weekend.

Watch the recorded talk online.