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Scan the [Modernist] World


Birmingham Modernist Society, in conjunction with the Modern Gazetteer (a Co.Lab project at Birmingham School of Architecture and Design), invites you to join them on Sunday 23rd October between 2-4pm in making digital records of the city as a contribution to an ongoing work entitled 'Expanded City'.

We will be using DSLRs and/or smartphones to create 'photogrammetry' sets which will be added to the 'Scan the World' platform where they will be turned into three dimensional models (subject to experimentation!). The intention, along with the production of architectural models using archival material from, the online archive of the Birmingham and Five Counties Architectural Association, is to record and document the city, questioning;

Is the city a collections of static ‘objects’ to be consumed and discarded or a dynamic shifting landscape;

How do we evaluate past, present and future built form and urban space in a city that is synonymous with innovation and prototypical urbanism?

What might the impact of urban regeneration be on our sense of collective citizenship and personal memory?

We hope you can join us for this experimental day celebrating our modernist city! We'll meet at the Rep on Centenary Square at 2pm on Sunday 23rd October.

Free to attend - please RSVP here.

Earlier Event: October 15
Design City Fair / Manchester Print Fair
Later Event: November 1
Modernists at the Walker