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Conversation: Wanda Liebermann and David Serlin
The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, designed by Le Corbusier and built in 1963, is one of the most important examples of modernist architecture in the United States. Despite its radical design and the aspirational ideals embedded in its architecture, however, the building does not take into account the diversity of bodies that use its space. This problem is not unique to the Carpenter Center, but common for buildings of its age, As we assess the ways we’d like the Carpenter Center to be more accessible to all in our community, scholars Wanda Liebermann and David Serlin will consider some of modernist architecture’s intersections with disability politics, as well as progressive approaches to modernism’s historic preservation and radical accessibility that put the two imperatives into animated, productive conversation.

Apr 15, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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