Docomomo UK
Conference: Should Modern Movement Buildings Be Treated Differently?
DATE: 20/4/2017
"A structured discussion to examine how we value and treat post-1945 buildings.

What weight should be given to age, virtuosity and fitness for purpose? Should a building’s ‘success’ be measured against the designer’s stated intentions, or the views of critics and historians? Is listing an insupportable burden in an Age of Austerity that can no longer afford monuments to Welfare? If technology and components in the mid-C20 were necessarily experimental and imperfect should they now be preserved? Is it in the spirit of ‘Functionalism’ to upgrade building components whenever possible? How does that fit with established principles of conservation? Do MoMo buildings need their own principles of conservation?"

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