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UMassBRUT Symposium: BRUTALISM + the Public University Past, Present, and Future

October 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Brutalism + the Public University: Past, Present and Future is a two-day collaborative symposium held at UMass Dartmouth on Friday, October 22, 2021 and at UMass Amherst on Saturday, October 23, 2021. This two-day symposium will provide a unique platform that brings together nation-wide scholars, industry professionals and passionate citizens with an interest in concrete Brutalist architecture and preservation of the architectural icons. The symposium’s goal is to create a dynamic, cross-disciplinary conversation among all participants on how we may conserve and provide stewardship of our buildings for the future. Participants can attend professional workshops and scholarly lectures, tour the campuses, and engage with local artists and community activists in public events.

Bruner/Cott Principal Henry Moss will be speaking on Saturday, October 23rd on the UMass Amherst campus. The session, Moving Forward, brings together individuals at the forefront of the conversation about the value of Brutalist architecture and how to address its future. Henry is joined by Daniel Abramson, Director of Architectural Studies at Boston University; Mike Boucher, General Superintendent at Consigli Construction; Sarah Felton, Program Manager at DCAMM; and Mark Pasnik, Principal at OverUnder. Attendees can earn 1.5 HSW.

UMassBrut is a collaborative initiative of UMass Dartmouth & UMass Amherst to raise awareness of the relevance and international significance of our Brutalist heritage.


October 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am
October 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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