2022 National Symposium: Yo! Modernism: The View from Philadelphia




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The 2022 National Symposium will take place in Philadelphia, PA from June 1-4, 2022. 

Yo! Modernism! In the Philadelphia region, “yo” is a colloquialism used to get someone’s attention quickly. It’s a phrase without pretense, and when combined with Modernism, it puts into focus the importance of place and community in our modern heritage, as well as the urgency of preservation efforts. The 2022 Docomomo US National Symposium will explore why Modernism still has the power to turn heads, to inform, and to adapt, and how its many manifestations reflect on local, regional,­­ and broader goals.

From pared-down Classicism to space-age whimsy, from the streamlined to the sculptural, from the monumental to the everyday, the multi-layered, multi-generational Modernism found in Philadelphia reflects ideas found around the world, and we look forward to exploring these ideas further.

Abstract submissions for individual papers or entire sessions are due Thursday January 13, 2022 by 5 pm ET.

Registration will open in February. Subscribe to our email list to be notified when registration opens.

The National Symposium is only possible thanks to the generous support of partners and sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities are now available.

The 2022 National Symposium is a collaboration of Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Philadelphia.