BRUT Europe is a day long event hosting a series of short lectures given by participants from all over Europe, presenting their practices and highlighting different social and geographical aspects of the phenomenon of Modernist architecture. Throughout the day, participatory screen-printing workshops will accompany the lectures, followed by a small reception and a screening of Chris Leslie’s film Disappearing Glasgow.
The event is linked to BRUT, Marija Nemčenko's exhibition at the Fairfield Heritage Centre in Govan, Glasgow, which delves into the complexities of Modernist architecture, social housing and public spaces as they exist in UK and Lithuania as primary examples.
Complementary to Nemčenko’s exhibition, the event aims to explore the manifold representations of Modernist Architecture throughout Europe, with a focus on the complexities of Modernist Architecture, social housing and public spaces. The themes covered by speakers will vary from ruins e.g. the iconic St. Peter’s Seminary in Scotland, Modernism, Destruction and Walter Benjamin, social art in former Eastern Bloc countries and the disappearing high-rises of Glasgow. BRUT Europe is set to be a fascinating glimpse into the legacy of Modernist architecture throughout Europe.