The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art announces a two-day conference on November 11-12 dedicated to a rigorous examination of Postmodernism both as expressed in theory and as put into practice in the fourth quarter of the 20th century in America and abroad. The conference’s goal is to bring together top architects, scholars, and critics to discuss why and how Postmodernism occurred, why and how it was soon largely eclipsed, and why and how it has nonetheless continued to influence the field and broader culture – including its lasting impact on the theory and application of urban planning and design. More information on the conference after the break.
Attention will be paid as well to those who followed whether to reject, reinterpret, or reapply. An historic overview will thus conjoin with contemporary appraisal. Attention will be paid to links with contemporary classicism. The program is conceived for those patrons and practitioners at the forefront of experience and appreciation as well as those least affected or engaged in what was once the predominant aspect in design discovery and pedagogy. The format will vary among lectures and moderated panel discussions with conferee questions encouraged throughout.
Co-sponsored by the Schools of Architecture of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Miami, the conference will take place in the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. Noted experts besides Mr. Graves and Dr. Stephens, who have agreed to serve as lecturers and panelists include Robert Adam, Barry Bergdoll, Paul Goldberger, Charles Jencks (who coined the label), Michael Sorkin, Robert A. M. Stern, Stanley Tigerman, and Mark Wigley among many others. Tom Wolfe will deliver a keynote address marking the thirtieth anniversary of his seminal book, From Bauhaus to Our House. The complete two-day schedule, along with the details of registration can be found on their website here. Places will be available on a first-come, first served basis.