Docomomo US National Symposium 2015:
Modernism on the Prairie
In 2015, Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Minnesota will launch the third annual Docomomo US National Symposium–Modernism on the Prairie: Rural to Metro Regional Interpretations of the Modern Movement. The three-and-a-half-day symposium seeks to celebrate and bring national attention to the unique cultural heritage, preservation, and advocacy of significant modern architecture and landscape architecture throughout the state of Minnesota. The symposium will include a multifaceted schedule of events featuring: peer reviewed presentations, panel discussions, exclusive tours , and networking events.
The Docomomo US National Symposium is the nation’s only annual event discussing the preservation of modern architecture. The third annual event will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 4-7, 2015. The Modernism on the Prairie symposium will include a multifaceted schedule of events including presentations by leading minds in the fields of architecture and preservation on the current issues facing modern architecture and cultural heritage preservation. Exclusive tours and networking events will highlight exceptional examples of modernism in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area as well as those sites that may be endangered. As the only national event working to explore and build consensus on the preservation of modern architecture, the symposium will bring together world renowned designers, scholars, students and professionals from the state of Minnesota and from around the country.