UMassBrut presents Brutalism + the Public University: Past, Present and Future, a two-day collaborative symposium at UMass Dartmouth on Friday October 22 and at UMass Amherst on Saturday October 23. The symposium will provide a unique platform that brings together nationwide scholars, industry professionals and passionate citizens with an interest in concrete Brutalist architecture and preservation of the architectural icons. The symposium’s goal is to create a dynamic, cross-disciplinary conversation among all participants on how we may conserve and provide stewardship of these buildings for the future. Participants can attend professional workshops and scholarly lectures, tour the campuses, and engage with local artists and community activists in public events.
UMassBrut is a collaborative initiative of UMass Dartmouth & UMass Amherst to raise awareness of the relevance and international significance of Brutalist heritage.
Friday October 22, 9:00am–8:30pm
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Reading Room – Claire T. Carney University Library
Saturday October 23, 9:00am–5:30pm
Lincoln Campus Center, 11th Floor Marriott Center
University of Massachusetts Amherst