Monday, April 16, 2007


Making the Modern is a symposium that precedes the A.G.A. exhibition. Doors Open Alberta public tours will explore Modernism, a very diverse 20th Century world-wide cultural movement, and how modernist architecture can be better understood and appreciated by the public. Invited architects and critics will present their views on Modernism and the influences that have directed and informed their careers. The Symposium will tie into the AGA Capital Modern Exhibition and Open Doors Alberta public tours with the aim to develop an understanding of and appreciation for our post-war buildings, the architects who created them and the architectural culture of the time.

Thursday, June 7, 7 pm

Kenneth Frampton Keynote Address + Special Reception

Location: Hall 12, Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue

Friday, June 8, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Making the Modern Symposium

Location: Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 100500 MacDonald Drive, Edmonton, Alberta

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration /Breakfast
8:30-9:15 am Introductions & Welcome Remarks
9:15-10:30 am John Patkau
10:30- 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 am - 12 pm Fred Valentine
12-1 pm LUNCH (provided)
1-2:15 pm Brian MacKay-Lyons
2:15- 2:30 Coffee Break
2:30 – 3:45 pm Brigitte Shim
3:45- 4:15 pm Nutrition Break
4:15 – 5:30 pm Panel Discussion moderated by Trevor Boddy
5:30 - 7:00 dinner (0n your own)
7:00 – 9:00 pm Capital Modern Exhibition Opening Reception (at the Art Gallery of Alberta, 100-10230 Jasper Avenue -in the old Hudson's Bay Department store!)

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