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Docomomo US Tour Day 2020: The ’70s Turn 50

September 7, 2020

The only national program of its kind, Docomomo US Tour Day is devoted to the appreciation of modern architecture in the United States. Tours and events focused on architecture and design of the Modern Movement are hosted by Docomomo US chapters, partners, and leading voices in preservation across the country.

This year’s theme is The 70s Turn 50. For all the fragmentation and contradictions, architectural designs of the 1970s had many powerful external forces to take into consideration including the recently passed National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Architectural designs also were responding to the cultural zeitgeist of political and social upheaval, the looming energy crisis, new advances in material and building technology, and sought to elevate egalitarian values much like in earlier periods. Architecture of the 1970s is also uniquely aligned with corporate development, branding and large project or campus architecture. Read more about this year’s #70sTurn50 theme.

Tour Day is Saturday October 10. Events may also occur throughout the month of October.
Visit the Docomomo US Tour Day site to see tours already on the docket for October.