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Forgotten Modernism

Modernist architecture is perhaps one of the most polarising architectural styles in history, two sides of lovers and haters of its materiality and design. Although it's hard to agree opinions of modernist architecture it's easy to see that we have moved past it and unfortunately it did fail.


The diptych of collages I have created using found imagery, textural exploration and archived maps focuses on two examples of large modernist housing developments on the outskirts of Manchester, both opened in the early 70s and both demolished in the 90s.


With what is left of modernist and brutalist post war architecture mostly being only the best, most celebrated examples it's easy to view it on the whole as perfect. I feel it is important to highlight and present these examples where modernism did not work out.

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