Research Uncorked Series Presents Regional Modernities in 20th Century Spanish Architecture | Kent State University

Research Uncorked Series Presents Regional Modernities in 20th Century Spanish Architecture

Kent State University’s Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent.

Anyone who has visited Barcelona and toured buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi knows that Catalonia’s architecture at the beginning of the 20th century was marked by an attempt to fuse ideas, then being developed internationally, with the region’s local history, tradition and identity. What is not so well-known is that this dual search for the modern and the local characterized developments in architecture and art across Spain well into the midcentury and the transition from dictatorship to democracy. 

In “Regional Modernities in 20th Century Spanish Architecture,” Brett Tippey, Ph.D., assistant professor in Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, will discuss Spain’s search for architecture that is both modern and local, with special emphasis on the years immediately following the Spanish Civil War.

Research Uncorked, an ongoing event sponsored by the Honors College, is designed to bring together a broad range of Kent State researchers and the Kent and surrounding communities for focused public conversations.

For more information about Research Uncorked, contact Victoria Bocchicchio, director for academic programs, at 330-672-2312 or vbocchic@kent.edu.