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Live Debate Regarding The Ever Controversial Legacy Of The Architectural Style Known As Brutalism

June 15, 2010

When: Thursday, June 17, 2010

Time: 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Where: Bela Dubby

Address: 13321 Madison Ave Lakewood, OH View Map

Due to rapidly diminishing attendance, 1/3 Movie Night has been indefinitely suspended. In it’s place, POST will produce a monthly piece of filmed entertainment for inclusion on the POST blog. This will take place on the third Thursday of every month. For the first installment, we will be presenting a live debate in the style of ESPN’s “Around the Horn.” For those unfamiliar with this program, its format involves a moderator presenting questions to four participants, each of whom are assigned (and unassigned) points for their responses purely at the discretion of the moderator, who may also “mute” respondants in order to move on with the discussion. Our show will concern architecture rather than sports.

In what is sure to be a lively and heated debate this Thursday, a group of local design geeks will discuss the legacy of the much-maligned architectural style known as Brutalism. Brutalism, as defined by the participants, is a style that dominated architectural practice in Europe and the Americas from the late ’50s until the early ’70s. Major local examples include an addition to the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Ameritrust Tower designed by Hungarian-born Marcel Breuer, the metropolitan campuses of Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University, along with numerous schools built for the Cleveland Municipal School District during the period in question.

If you can’t make it to Bela Dubby this Thursday around 8PM, be sure to check out the results on the POST website ( postarchitecturejournal.wordpress.com ) sometime in the near future.

If you’ve never heard of “Around The Horn”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Around_the_Horn

Moderated By: Jeremy Smith

Featuring: Michael Abrahamson, Theodore Ferringer, Austin Kotting, And
Jacob Chandler.

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