MIAMI – Join local civic leaders and renowned historians for a conference on Miami Modern architecture, set for March 11-12, 2011.
This international conference on Miami’s Mid-Century Modern architecture and design, called Meet Mimo, will feature national and local experts on Mid-Century Modern architecture.
Mimo came after World War II, and translated the style of International Modernism into innovative designs with tropical exoticism, glamour and fun.
For the seminar, a “Living Legends” luncheon will honor renowned architects of this era. Highlights include a Bacardi reception, a boat tour of the Marine Stadium, a house tour of iconic Modernist homes, and walking tours of the Morris Lapidus Historic District along Collins on Miami Beach, Lincoln Road, North Beach, Bay Harbor Islands, MiMo Biscayne Historic District and the University of Miami’s Modernist structures.
Sponsored by the Dade Historical Trust, there is more information at their website, www.dadeheritagetrust.org.
Meet MiMo Conference Schedule
Friday, March 11, 2011 8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Eden Roc Renaissance Beach Resort and Spa, Mona Lisa Ballroom
|7:30 a.m.||Registration opens|
|8:30 a.m.—10:15 a.m.||WELCOME AND OPENING SESSION
Becky Matkov, CEO, Dade Heritage Trust
Theo Prudon, President, National DOCOMOMO-US
Christine Madrid French, Director, Modernism + Recent Past, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Morris Hylton, Acting Director, University of Florida Historic Preservation Program
|10:30 a.m.—11:45 a.m.||MIAMI MID-CENTURY MODERN PANEL: TRIUMPHS AND CHALLENGES
Moderator: Beth Dunlop, Architectural Critic and Author
|12:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m.||LIVING LEGENDS LUNCHEON
Dade Heritage Trust is proud to honor architects who have made outstanding contributions to Mid-Century Modern design in Miami and celebrate the vibrant legacy. Welcome by Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower and George Neary. Living Legends Honorees are:
|3:00 p.m.—4:15p.m.||REMEMBERING AN ERA: REFLECTIONS BY AND ABOUT MIMO ARCHITECTS
Moderator: Jan Hochstim, Professor, University of Miami School of Architecture
|4:30 p.m.—5:30 p.m.||EDEN ROC VIP RESTORATION TOUR|
|6:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.||MiMo Bacardi Reception
Celebrate MiMo with Bacardi cocktails under the stars at the historically designated Bacardi building designed by Enrique Gutierrez. Reception included with full conference registration. Space is limited and priority will be given to Full Conference Registrants.