2022 National Symposium: Yo! Modernism: The View from Philadelphia




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

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.

Please visit our main National Symposium page for more information about the schedule, speakers, tours, registration, hotel information, and more.

Sponsoring the National Symposium presents a prime opportunity to support national preservation efforts of modern structures while at the same time promoting your own brand to hundreds of like-minded preservationists. Consider supporting the National Symposium with a sponsorship today. 

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