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Registration open for 2019 DOCOMOMO US National Symposium—and it’s in Hawaii

April 28, 2019

The Modern movement shaped the Hawaiian Islands and the world’s perception of it. The 2019 DOCOMOMO US National Symposium which is taking place in Honolulu September 25–28, will provide attendees an opportunity to interact with and explore a wide variety of significant modern architecture and sites highlighting Hawaii’s unique blend of East-meets-West tropical modernism.

Lectures will cover Hawaiian modernism and Asian-American architects in postwar Hawaii while exploring how architects applied modernism’s core tenets within Hawaii’s climate and multicultural context, and what these buildings can teach us today as the world grapples with climate change and increasing urbanization.

The event is heavy on tours with over a dozen options covering some of Hawaii’s most spectacular buildings, neighborhoods, and private residences. The symposium times with the 50th anniversary of the striking Hawai’i State Capitol building (John Carl Warnecke Associates, 1969) which will be one of the event venues.

The annual symposium is produced by DOCOMOMO US, this year in collaboration with the DOCOMOMO US/Hawaii chapter. Registration is now open. For general information and a full description of the activities and tours and to register, visit the DOCOMOMO US National Symposium 2019 event page.

View from within, IBM Building, Vladimir Ossipoff, 1962, Honolulu, HI.
Hawai'i State Capitol, John Carl Warnecke and Associates and Bett, Lemon and Lo Architects, 1965–1969. Photo: wiki commons
Wimberly house, Wimberly & Cook, 1945.