manchester modernist society


Modernist pranksters to confer guerilla conservation status on endangered sixties campus.

Founders of the Manchester Modernist Society, Jack Hale & Maureen Ward will together position themselves as uninvited artists in residence of the University of Manchester and will autonomously declare the UMIST campus as Manchester’s first Modernist Conservation Area, much against the inclinations of the Manchester City Council and the University Estates department. The campus, much of which was recently under threat of sale by the University, is not only judged by the artists to be of significance due to its architectural and sculptural qualities but also because of its place within scientific and mathematical modern history. It is this legacy that the artists seek to rescue from disregard and neglect.

This is their sketchbook…

CAMPUS is a Cornerhouse Micro Commission, supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation

© the modernist society 2012

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