Closing Keynote: Challenges of Modernity and their Impact on the Modern Movement

Cosford Cinema

5030 Brunson Dr
Coral Gables, FL


Uta Pottgeisser

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Flying in from Delft, Netherlands, the location of Docomomo’s original founding, Docomomo International Chair Uta Pottgiesser will present the closing keynote: “Challenges of Modernity and their Impact on Modern Movement,” on Friday May 31st.

For more than 30 years, Docomomo International has been working to foster interest in the ideas and heritage of the Modern Movement and to serve as a platform to exchange knowledge relating to history, conservation technology, education and training. Docomomo International has grown from 13 founding members to 79 National Working Parties today, acting locally, regionally, and internationally through its six Specialist Committees (ISCs) and the biannual conferences (IDCs), held since 1990. As it has grown into a worldwide organization, Docomomo International increasingly deals with global challenges and transformations such as climate change, conflicts, and digitalization. When moving the headquarters to TU Delft in 2022, these were crucial elements of the working program proposed by the International Secretariat for 2022-2025.

Pottgiesser’s talk will showcase current projects, publications, and cooperation related to documentation and conservation efforts internationally, with examples from different continents, typologies and scales.

The Closing Keynote will be held in the midcentury Cosford Cinema on the University of Miami campus and will be followed by a reception at The Wolfsonian in Miami Beach.


1.5 LU AIA credits