At last the waiting is over and the Birmingham Modernist Society is open to badge carrying members.
The Modernist Society is a creative project dedicated to celebrating and engaging with twentieth century architecture, through publishing, events, exhibitions and creative collaborations. Supporting the Society will be enable us to devise and deliver events in Birmingham and will give you the opportunity to join in. Have a look at some of the current and past walks, talks and exhibitions that the Society has delivered in Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool on The Modernist Society events page. We are working on some Birmingham events for the near future and you can keep in touch by joining our emailing list here. We've been busily researching modernist sites across Birmingham and have added many to our on line map.. have a look.
Mike Dring, one of the co-ordinators of the Birmingham branch of The Modernist Society says 'The Modernist Society is particularly important in Birmingham since the city arguably embraced the modernist approach to pre and post World War II construction more wholeheartedly than any other British city and as such has, or had, a number of proto-modernist developments that are often disregarded as out of date or beyond reprieve by developers and authorities alike. Whilst the Society is not primarily a campaign group, there is a real need and desire for the past, present and future of the city to be publicly debated, and to represent this important chapter in the city’s development.'
So, why not join us? Its going to be good.
Annual Honorary Membership costs just £10.00 and is available here on our Birmingham Modernist Society Membership page..