Memories of modernism

Did modernism really die on March 16, 1972, with the demolition of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing complex as Charles Jencks claimed? Or is it just that the image of the collapsing blocks has become an icon for the history of architecture, obscuring the social factors? How is it possible to preserve the heritage of modernism in Palm Springs and how was it possible to destroy it in New Orleans? This section recalls the micro- and macro-utopias of modernist architecture from the beginnings of the Bauhaus to Victor Gruen?s experiments with the shopping towns and the car-free cities.

A plea for modernism (Ewan Mathers) – 30th March, 17:00
The Pruitt Igoe Myth (Chad Freidrichs) – 30th March, 17:00
The Gruen-effect (Anette Baldauf,  Katharina Weingartner) – 30th March, 19:00
Desert Utopia: Midcentury Architecture in Palm Springs (Jake Gorst) – 31st March, 16:00
Bauhaus: Model and Myth (Niels Bolbrinker, Kerstin Stutterheim) – 31st March, 17:00

Related program: Urban Walk – 31th March, 17:00
Bauhaus in the 13th district, guided tour by Imagine Budapest
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