Modernism at Risk, Modern Solutions for Saving Our Modern Landmarks
Exhibition on view February 17-May 1, 2010. Opening Wednesday, February 17, 6-8pm, RSVP.
Join DOCOMOMO US at the "Modernism At Risk" exhibition and public programs at The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York City.
While there is no single response that can prevent the loss of every endangered modern site, the architects and designers working today play an increasingly critical role in demonstrating that these buildings can be economically and functionally viable and continue to serve useful purposes as places to live, work, learn, gather, and worship. The advocacy role of good design becomes increasingly important as the building materials and systems of many modern structures that stem from the classical period of modernism through the postwar boom reach the end of their physical life span. Saving modern landmarks is important because they enrich a community’s sense of place – providing continuity between its past and important buildings of our own times.