Social Construction: Modern Architecture in British Mandate Palestine

Event time: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Paul Rudolph Hall (RDH) See map
180 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

This exhibition, curated by Oren Sagiv, Ada Karmi-Melamede, and Dan Price, examines the work of Jewish architects active in the British Mandate of Palestine during the 1930s who translated the architectural language of Modernism for the local climate, materials, and existing master plans. The original exhibition was shown at the Israel Museum and is adapted from published research by Karmi-Melamede and Price. In this exhibition, two new sections — Architectural Precedents and Hybrid Modernism — examine the transitional moments that bookend the ’30s, characterized by a hybrid architecture that fluctuated between contradictory traditional and modern concepts.

Open to: 
faculty