Yo! Modernism: The View from Philadelphia


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

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.

Call for Abstracts due January 13, 2022


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

The National Symposium is only possible thanks to the generous support of partners and sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities will be announced later this year. If you are interested in supporting the 2022 Symposium, please reach out to us at info@docomomo-us.org

Stanislawa "Siasia" Nowicki Sponsor


About

The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals.
 

The Symposium developed as a result of the Docomomo US Board of Directors’ annual “Face to Face” meeting. The first expanded event took place in Los Angeles in 2010 with an open forum for local individuals actively engaged in the discussion of modern architecture. Docomomo US hosted its first National Symposium in Sarasota, Florida in April 2013. Held annually, this multi-day conference seeks to engage local participants in cities across the United States, offering participants the ability to interact with and explore a wide variety of significant modern architecture and sites.