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For the People: Day of Talks, 9th Nov

For the People: Day of Talks, 9th Nov

Date: Saturday 9th November 2019

Time: 10am until 5.30

Location : LEAF, 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DW

Tickets available here: http://modernist-society.org/events/paul-mellon-talks 

£20 regular price, £17 members and concessions


For The People : The democratisation of modernist design

A day of talks

Saturday 9th November 2019

Leaf 113-115 Portland Street Manchester M1 6DW

We have invited a range of speakers, from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, to join us to have a day long series of talks looking at how modernist design has found its way into our every day lives.

From monumental concrete public sculpture through to tea spoons, from entire new towns down to litter bins, the twentieth century saw modernism go from an obscure and elitist theoretical practise into being an aspect of almost all our lives.

Our speakers on the day are:

Linda King

Irish Design Modernism: Negotiating a Post-Colonial Identity

Dominic Wilkinson

F.X. Velarde: Working with Artists.

Theo Inglis

Mid-Century magazine design and the Cultural Cold War

Simon Phipps

Concrete Poetry: photographing post-war public art

Dawn Pereira

Concrete too is Beautiful: How William Mitchell’s casting process humanised Post-War Urban Landscapes.

Corin Mellor

Teaspoons to Traffic Lights

Katrina Navickas

Keep Britain Tidy: Designing the National Anti-Litter Campaign

Rosamund West

Concrete Londoners: the LCC’s sculpture and social housing

Vicky Jolley

Prime Movers: urban renewal through amenity dispersion in Central Lancashire New Town