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Concrete: Loved/Unloved

September 14 - September 16, 2016
151 DONALD STREET, Winnipeg

Brutalist architecture is a style which was particularly prominent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The emphasis on harsh geometric forms and unadorned rough concrete and brick have resulted in very strong feelings of hate or love for these buildings. Come and learn about this architectural style and Winnipeg’s excellent selection of modernist buildings and designers.

September 14th, noon. Susan Algie, Director Winnipeg Architecture Foundation will give a short talk on the history of concrete construction and design in Winnipeg. (45 minutes)

September 15th, noon. join us for a screening of the film “Utopia London”, a documentary about the design of a modern London after the Second World War. (82 minutes; General rating)

September 16th, noon. WAF architectural historian Jeffrey Thorsteinson will give a talk about Brutalist architecture and its history, with a focus on Winnipeg and Canada.(45 minutes)

All of these events are free and offered in the Carol Shields Auditorium, Millenium Library 151 Donald Street.

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