Events May 2024

Further Afield Symposium

2024 National Symposium Miami: Streams of Modernity, Postwar to Postmodern

May 29, 2024
Through June 1, 2024

Join Docomomo US in Miami and Coral Gables, FL, from May 29 to June 1, and experience one of the country’s richest collections of mid-century and postmodern architecture. Entitled Streams of Modernity: Postwar to Postmodern, the 2024 National Symposium is a collaboration of Docomomo US and the Docomomo US/Florida chapter.

Miami is a city whose location, diversity and vibrant growth have made it an ideal destination for international travel, business, culture, and leisure. Incorporated in 1896 – though Native Americans inhabited the region for millennia – the city and its greater region are a remarkable landscape described by native Amerindians as a slowly flowing “river of grass,” with a thin strip of buildable land stretching along its coastline. The region became an escape for post-World War II middle America, shaped largely by the desire for leisure and entertainment. Over the past decades, Miami has become a laboratory to explore new urban patterns, building types, evolving aesthetics, and emerging environmental consciousness.

The symposium seeks to promote a broader understanding of the accomplishments of postwar to Postmodern architecture and culture in regionally specific contexts such as South Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Themes to be explored include: Tropical Brutalism, Postwar campus planning in the (sub)tropics, LGBTQ+Modernism, Postwar tourism, urban renewal and Interstate infrastructure, Modern architecture and popular culture in south Florida, polychrome Modern & the integration of the arts, and more.

Information about schedule, speakers, tours, registration, hotels, and more can be found on the National Symposium main page as it becomes available.

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The Docomomo US/New York Tri-State Symposium Grant

Docomomo US/New York Tri-State is accepting applications for our Docomomo US 2024 National Symposium Students and Emerging Professionals Grant. The grant provides financial support for students and emerging professionals committed to the documentation and conservation of Modern Movement buildings, landscapes, and sites. The intent of this year’s scholarship is to enable two individuals to participate in the Docomomo US 2024 National Symposium in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida (May 29 – June 1, 2024). The deadline for submission is Friday, April 7, 2024. Apply today. Early submission is encouraged.

Wednesday, May 29 through Saturday, June 1