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CITIES RE-IMAGINED: THINK BIG IN BRIDGWATER CONFERENCE

CIAM 6 Cities Re-imagined celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Congress International d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM) that took place at the Bridgwater Arts Centre in 1947. Eighty world leading designers,architects and urbanists met in Bridgwater to debate city futures and explore how post WWII they could; “work for the creation of a physical environment that will satisfy man’s emotional and material needs and stimulate his spiritual growth”.
 
What is the value of this cultural and design heritage today?
 
Can the collective ambition and ethical drive of CIAM offer inspiration to place makers, communities, activists and social enterprises?
 
Does thinking big or boldly necessarily lead to megalomania or equally can incremental bottom up projects led by communities be visionary?
 
How can the global forces and rapid changes shaping places like Bridgwater be worked with or against to make places that can inspire and meet peoples’ needs with dignity?
 
With 7 speakers including Lucy Bullivant, writer and founder of Urbanistas, Liza Fior, founder of muf architecture/art, CIAM scholar Andreas Kalpakci  and time for table conversations plus an early evening networking buffet drinks with light entertainment afterwards, this is set to be a highlight of the year for Bridgwater.
 
For full details of schedule and speakers, please visit
 
http://bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk/event/citiesreimaginedconference/
Tickets £40
 
We are delighted to have received sponsorship for the CIAM6 Revisited Conference: THINK BIG IN BRIDGWATER which allows us to offer
 
·         limited discounted tickets for individual local residents, local community groups and organisations: please email kate@bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk for more details
 
·         limited free tickets for schools/colleges: please email kate@bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk to secure your place