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Founded as The Manchester Modernist Society in 2009 by Jack Hale, Eddy Rhead and Maureen Ward, The Modernist Society is a creative project dedicated to celebrating and engaging with twentieth century architecture and design, through publishing, events, exhibitions and creative collaborations.

If you are interested in collaborating with us on a project idea, then please get in touch. Have a look in our project archive to see some of the things we get up to.

By 2015 requests from other cities had begun to come in for additional branches of the Society, and starting with Sheffield these new 'chapters' are now being developed. If you are interested in helping to set up a branch in your city - please get in touch.

Our publishing arm 'The Modernist' was established in 2011, initially publishing as a quarterly printed magazine. The Modernist is now developing into a small press, publishing limited editions about 20th century architecture and design.

The Modernist Society enjoys the the support of its excellent Patrons:

Jonathan Meades: Writer, broadcaster and resident of Le Corbusier's Unite d'Habitation

Johnny Marr: Musician, Mancunian and modernist.

Thanks also to Helen Furnivall at High Rise Communications


The Modernist Society is a not for profit Community Interest Company no. 06811797

Registered Address: Unit 24/25, 2nd Floor, 8 Lower Ormond Street, Manchester, M1 5QF

The Modernist Society is also grateful for the support it receives from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.