On Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 pm, speakers Anthony Anella and Mark C. Childs, will speak from their book Imagine a City That Remembers, The Albuquerque Rephotography Project which grew out of a series of articles and photographs published in the Albuquerque Tribune in 1998 and 1999. The book revists those topics – now 20 years later. Anella will speak on the Kimo Theatre and the Los Griegos neighborhood; Childs will speak on the essays Telling City Stories and a City shaped by Water.
The book juxtaposes historic and contemporary photographs of Albuquerque to show diverse moments in the city’s history and development. The authors, ardent defenders of the vitality of Albuquerque’s past, contend that the city is still small enough to be in touch with its history and argue that what makes Albuquerque a great place is the continued presence of its strong traditions. They further believe that preserving Albuquerque’s natural and cultural heritage is critical to the city’s future. Throughout, both express a deep understanding for this complicated, beautiful, and often misunderstood place.
Anthony Anella, a conservationist and architect, is the founder of the Leopold Writing Program, a New Mexico nonprofit dedicated to promoting environmental ethics through the written word. One of his professional accomplishments was the protection from development of 30,828 acres of the Montosa Ranch with a conservation easement. This project is profiled in SAVING THE RANCH: Conservation Easement Design in the American West, which he co-authored.
Born and raised in Albuquerque, educated at Dartmouth College (Bachelor of Arts in History, 1979) and the University of Colorado (Master of Architecture, 1986), Anthony Anella served as a board member of the New Mexico Land Conservancy from 2004-2010, and currently serves as board secretary of the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Wisconsin (2009-2015).
Mark C. Childs is fascinated by how stories and places shape each other, and dedicated to creating vibrant towns. He is the co-author of the award-winning The Zeon Files and and author of Squares: A Public Place Design Guide for Urbanists. Mark is the associate dean for research and professor at UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Urban Design and the University of New Mexico Press. Mark was a Fulbright Scholar in Cyprus in 2005.