SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Optimism, Modernism and the cult of expertise
"Modernism was defined by a faith in the transformative capacity of
expertise. Organizations like CIAM and Telesis produced manifestos and
visionary schemes for urban transformation. Peter Allen, urban
historian and UC Berkeley doctoral candidate, will explore this crucial
characteristic of the modernist vision: an optimistic belief in
humanity’s power to shape the future.
Okay to bring lunch."