Modernism on the Prairie: Rural to Metro Regional Interpretations of the Modern Movement
June 4-7, 2015
Full Member Registration: $180.00 (through 4/4)
Full Non-member Registration: $230.00 (through 4/4)
Full Student Registration: $55.00 (limited to first 25 students)
Single day passes and tour/event registration also available.
AIA CEU credits will be offered.
Registration is now open for the third annual Docomomo US National Symposium taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 4-7, 2015. The 2015 Symposium entitled Modernism on the Prairie: Rural to Metro Regional Interpretations of the Modern Movement will feature four days of programming and draw speakers and attendees from across Minnesota, the United States, and internationally. This Symposium will explore Minnesota’s rural and urban Modern history, threats and opportunities for the preservation and reuse of these Modern works, and current challenges facing the conservation of Modern building materials.
Unique to the 2015 symposium is a two-day technology seminar focusing on concrete restoration with panelists from the United States, the Netherlands, Brazil and France; a special 20 year anniversary roundtable entitled Changing Landscape of Modern Preservation and 20 Years of Docomomo US; and presentation of the second annual Modernism in America Awards during a special cocktail reception on the 50th floor of the IDS Building designed by Philip Johnson in downtown Minneapolis.
The multi-day symposium serves to bring together a diverse group of people, ranging from the general public to preservation specialists, and offers attendees a variety of educational sessions supplemented with regional tours, receptions, and networking activities. Rapson Hall at the University of Minnesota will serve as the primary event site and tour base with one full-day being held at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, home to seven Marcel Breuer buildings. In addition to the full-day tour and lectures at St. John's University, seven exclusive tours will highlight Minnesota's Modern masterpieces.
Additional details including an updated schedule, tour descriptions and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the event website: www.docomomo-us-symposium.com
The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for those interested in the preservation of modern architecture to gather, discuss, share, and explore the preservation of the structures and sites during the mid-20th century, its legacy, and its importance today. Resources developed for, and presented at the Symposium will be permanently archived in Minnesota for the benefit of future students, design professionals, preservationists, and other Modernism enthusiasts. For questions about the Symposium including sponsorship opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org.