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Wed 1 Nov 2017
18:30 - 20:00
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Modernism was the defining architectural movement of the Twentieth Century: Noble in intent and ambitious in scope it changed the world. How do we interpret the legacy of modernism whilst adapting it for the world we live in now? Join three architects working with and learning from modernism in the West Country.
Juliet Bidgood on Ciam6: Cities Re-imagined in Bridgwater
When eighty world leading design thinkers met to debate urban futures at Bridgwater Arts Centre in 1947. From why to why not? Juliet will discuss how the recent CIAM 6 programme set out to revisit the art of the possible by exploring the diverging modernisms of the sixth Congrès International d’Architecture Moderne.
Sandra will discuss the challenges faced in restoring a modernist masterpiece to a fully functioning 21st century home, reducing its carbon emissions by 80%.
Geoff Rich Geoff Rich, FCBStudios on ‘Making More of Modernism’
FCBS are architects for a number of projects where a re-evaluation of a Modern twentieth century building has been necessary. Geoff will discuss the ideas behind FCBS’ ‘Making More of Modernism’ exhibition, including aspects of the refurbishment of London’s Southbank Centre and the Students’ Union building at Bristol University.