Streams of Modernity:
Postwar to Postmodern


The Docomomo US National Symposium Miami: Streams of Modernity: Postwar to Postmodern includes an exciting variety of lectures, tours and social events.

The Symposium kicks off on Wednesday, May 29, with an opening keynote by Rosa Lowinger entitled Modern Materials, Tropical Identities: Preservation as a Tool for Personal and Communal Repair. This keynote address takes place in the midcentury Cosford Cinema on the University of Miami (UM) campus, followed by a reception at the Lowe Art Museum

On Thursday, May 30, Symposium guests have the option of enjoying a bus, boat, or walking tour from 9:30am–12pm. Grab lunch at one of the local spots in Coconut Grove or on the UM campus, then get ready for educational sessions, which start at 1pm at the UM School of Architecture. Sessions wrap-up at 5:15pm, coffee and tea service with light snacks to be provided. On Thursday evening, there is an exclusive tour of Alfred Browning Parker's Woodsong, as well as a second house to be announced, followed by a reception at the Tigertail residence by Trelles Architects.

Friday, May 31, follows the same schedule as Thursday, with morning tours from 9:30am–12pm and educational sessions from 1–5:15pm on the UM campus. The last session of the day includes an In Memoriam for Jean Louis Cohen, hosted by a special group of his close friends and colleagues. The closing keynote, Challenges of Modernity and their Impact on Modern Movement, presented by Docomomo International Chair Uta Pottgeisser rounds out the day.

On Saturday June 1, guests enjoy a variety of bus and boat tours in and around Miami. 


View/download a PDF version of the schedule here (dated 5/13/24, subject to change)


Tickets for all of these events are available on the registration page. Full Symposium registration provides admission to all sessions, keynotes and receptions. Tours are additional.

Tour Notes

On Thursday and Friday, all bus tours leave from Mayfair House Hotel in Coconut Grove. At the end of the tour, participants have the option to get out at the University of Miami campus or at the Mayfair Hotel. On Saturday, all bus tours start and end at the Mayfair House Hotel.


Walking tour participants should plan their own transportation to campus in the morning. It is a short drive via ride share. We suggest joining up with other tour participants if you would like to car pool.


Boat tour participants should plan to provide their own transportation to the tour starting point, Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove. It's about a 10 minute walk from the Mayfair Hotel or a short drive via ride share. Tour participants should plan their own tranportation to campus after the boat tour. We suggest joining up with other tour participants if you would like to car pool.


Day One | Wednesday, May 29


Opening Keynote & Reception

Exhibitions on the University of Miami Campus


  • The University of Miami Coral Gables Campus in Fifty-four Details and Some Video Korach Gallery, May 29-31

This is an exhibition of detail drawings and videos highlighting the postwar architecture on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus and other locations in Miami. The work was produced by architecture students at the University of Miami School of Architecture in the framework of a recent design studio by Assistant Professor Charlotte Von Moos and a seminar led Professor Jean-François Lejeune. Exhibition design: Hamza Waris


Kislak Center at the University of Miami, Fall 2023-Fall 2024 LINK


  • The Cintas Foundation: An Archival Perspective (part of the Cuban Heritage Collection)

Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion, Otto G. Richter Library, Floor 2
Fall 2023 – Fall 2024 LINK

Off Campus 

  • Miami Beach: “The Table Turns: Morris Lapidus My Home" Ritz Carlton South Beach

Exhibition extended two weeks to be open for the Symposium LINK


  • Coral Gables Museum

Exhibitions on display. LINK

Day Two | Thursday, May 30


Tours & Educational Sessions

Day Three | Friday, May 31


Tours & Educational Sessions

Day Four | Saturday, June 1 


Boat & Bus Tours