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For The People
For The People : The democratisation of modernist design

A day of talks: Saturday 9th November 2019

Leaf 113-115 Portland Street Manchester M1 6DW

We have invited a range of speakers, from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, to join us to have a day long series of talks looking at how modernist design has found its way into our every day lives. From monumental concrete public sculpture through to tea spoons, from entire new towns down to litter bins, the twentieth century saw modernism go from an obscure and elitist theoretical practise into being an aspect of almost all our lives.
Photo Essay: Simon Phipps' 'Concrete Poetry: Post-War Modernist Public Art'
Simon’s black and white images of Brutalist and post-war buildings in the UK are defined by their striking compositions in which the raw architectural forms of his subjects are laid bare. His latest body of work, ‘Concrete Poetry: Post-War Modernist Public Art’, was published in November.

The Modern House
Finding Brutalism in Great Britain
The lecture series "Finding Brutalism in ..." takes place at the Institute of Architecture at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences - Technology and Architecture. The second event "Finding Brutalism in Great Britain" will take place on 19/10/17 between the British and Swiss theoreticians and practitioners - Irina Davidovici, Adrian Forty, Jonathan Sergison, Stanislaus von Moos and Simon Phipps. The topics of discussion will be above all the beginnings of brutalism in Great Britain, but also its impact on contemporary, international architecture.