Video: Rosa Lowinger // Dwell Time // Art Deco Weekend 2024

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Rosa Lowinger

On Saturday, January 13, 2024, Rosa Lowinger presented her lecture “Dwell Time” at the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum. 

Lecture Description

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.

Organized with the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum and presented as part of Art Deco Weekend.

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