Colonial Modernity (and its Crises)

14 March 2014, 3pm
Studio, Institute of Contemporary Arts

Modern architecture and city planning by European or American teams in late colonial or very newly independent nations in Africa and South Asia acted as symbols and organisational models for an ‘advanced’ society.

Taking the architect Jane Drew and the display at the ICA as a starting point, the salon examines how the integration of the vernacular practices presented a crisis within universal modernism and the relationship between the process of de-colonisation and modernist planning. The discussion will feature contributions from Mark Crinson, Tim Livsey and Marion von Osten.

Co-organised with Claire Louise-Staunton as Inheritance Projects

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