The Docomomo US National Symposium 2013: Modern Matters will address architecture, interiors, and landscape surrounding the Modern movement April 18-21 at the Ringling College of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Architect and Docomomo US president Theodore Prudon, FAIA, kicks off the event with his keynote address, “Modernism as the New Frontier of Preservation.”
“Modern Matters is about bringing together architects and academics with historians and homeowners to share experiences, explore challenges, and celebrate Modernism’s achievements in Sarasota and throughout the country,” says Liz Waytkus, executive director of Docomomo US.
Speakers and topics include:
- “The Former Prentice Women’s Hospital,” presented by Christina Morris, senior field officer, Chicago office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
- “The Legacy of a Successful Urban Renewal Project: Lafayette Park, Detroit,” presented by architect Tom Jester and architectural historian Ruth E. Mills
- “Manufacturers Hanover Trust,” presented by architectural historian Meredith Arms Bzdak
Additionally, the symposium’s host city is home to the Sarasota School of Architecture (also known as Sarasota Modern), which will be the subject of a talk by architectural historian Christopher Berger. Architectural tours of the school’s significant buildings from the mid-20th century also are part of the event’s program.
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Pictured: Sarasota High School, designed by Paul Rudolph. Photo by Mary Ann Sullivan