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:
Irish Design Modernism: Negotiating a Post-Colonial Identity
F.X. Velarde: Working with Artists.
Mid-Century magazine design and the Cultural Cold War
Concrete Poetry: photographing post-war public art
Concrete too is Beautiful: How William Mitchell’s casting process humanised Post-War Urban Landscapes.
Teaspoons to Traffic Lights
Keep Britain Tidy: Designing the National Anti-Litter Campaign
Concrete Londoners: the LCC’s sculpture and social housing
Prime Movers: urban renewal through amenity dispersion in Central Lancashire New Town