Pack the station wagon and plan your picnics! Docomomo US/MN is headed on a (virtual) road trip to celebrate Resort and Cabin Culture, the mainstays of midcentury travel and leisure across the midwest.
For the last one hundred years, “cabin culture” has become a dominant trait of Minnesotan identity. For many Minnesotans, remembering a childhood “up north” conjures pleasant images of pine-ringed lakes and a cozy cabin. The phenomenon of owning or visiting a cabin in the upper midwest is widespread and did not happen by accident. Cabin culture is the byproduct of industrial pursuits, the goal of postwar regional boosters, and, every so often, the precise conditions for exceptional modern architecture. The modernist cabin provides access to nature, and, through historic context, demonstrates ideas about gathering and the environment.
This virtual tour highlights modernist projects that represent different ideas in cabin culture, tracing modernism in cabin architecture through locations from the Docomomo US/MN Minnesota Modern Registry.
We will be covering hundreds of miles across Minnesota and Wisconsin to feature vacation properties designed by Close Associates, Ralph Rapson, Milo Thompson, Bruce Abrahamson and more. All from the comfort of your own home (or cabin)– in about 100 minutes. If you do the math, it is supersonic travel.
Sunday, October 10 at 1:30 pm CENTRAL TIME
Free for Docomomo US members/$15 non-members Join or renew your membership
Advance registration required, webinar information will be provided after registration