Registration is now open for Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Philadelphia’s National Symposium: Yo! Modernism: The View from Philadelphia. “Yo,” colloquially brings attention to something, in this case modern movement architecture and planning and the importance of its preservation through the community lens. The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve modern architecture and to meet leading practitioners and industry professionals.
The symposium will take place Tuesday May 31 through Sunday June 5, 2022. Tuesday May 31 will be a panel discussion, tour and demonstration at Richard Neutra’s Hassrick House hosted by the Center for the Preservation of Modernism from Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment. On Sunday June 5, there will be a further afield self-driving tour of Modern Craft Sites including the Wharton Esherick Museum and the George Nakashima Woodworkers complex. Wednesday through Saturday the agenda includes Symposium keynotes, sessions, tours and opening and closing receptions. Thursday is dubbed “Philadelphia School” as attendees can choose from twelve sessions featuring thirty-six presentations on a broad variety of local, national, and international topics relating to the preservation of Modernism followed by afternoon walking tours. Sessions explore the masters of the Philadelphia School, the importance of archives, federally managed landscapes, Cuban modernism, shopping malls, ways of seeing, the Roundhouse, and more. Registration is required before purchasing tour tickets.
“Yo! Modernism: The View from Philadelphia,” Docomomo US, March, 2022.