Assistant Professor Claire Zimmerman spoke at U.K. event “Hunstanton and the Birth of Brutalism”

Assistant Professor of Architecture Claire Zimmerman spoke at the Twentieth Century Society’s event, “Hunstanton and the Birth of Brutalism,” on Saturday, March 19, 2011.

The event celebrated the 60th anniversary of the construction of Smithdon School, Hunstanton, which was designed by Alison and Peter Smithson (1949-1954). The day provided an opportunity to visit one of Britain’s best-known mid-twentieth-century buildings.

Other speakers for the event, which was organized in partnership with the RIBA Trust and Smithdon High School in Hunstanton, Norfolk, U.K., included Dr. Elain Harwood, Alan Powers, Dirk van den Heuval and Derek Sugden.

Zimmerman, along with the other event’s speakers, discussed the significance of Smithdon High School as well as its performance record since construction. “Hunstanton and the Birth of Brutalism” also showcased a display of archive material.

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