Day 1: UMass Dartmouth

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UMass Dartmouth

Event Website

www.umassbrut.org

Start Date

22-10-2021 2:30 PM

End Date

22-10-2021 3:30 PM

Abstract

Despite the reputation of Brutalist architecture being somewhat cold and imposing, the original interiors of these buildings were often covered in brightly-colored signage. In the process of renovating Paul Rudolph's Claire T. Carney Library at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, designer Whitney Perkins drew upon the colors and graphics of the 1960s and 70s in order to construct a bold program of wayfinding, signage and tapestries for the building. This talk looks at some of the influences and processes involved in designing and fabricating this signage.

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Oct 22nd, 2:30 PM Oct 22nd, 3:30 PM

Humanizing Brutalism: Graphics to Identify, Inform, Orient, Interpret and Inspire

UMass Dartmouth

Despite the reputation of Brutalist architecture being somewhat cold and imposing, the original interiors of these buildings were often covered in brightly-colored signage. In the process of renovating Paul Rudolph's Claire T. Carney Library at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, designer Whitney Perkins drew upon the colors and graphics of the 1960s and 70s in order to construct a bold program of wayfinding, signage and tapestries for the building. This talk looks at some of the influences and processes involved in designing and fabricating this signage.

https://scholarworks.umass.edu/umassbrut_community/2021symposium/day_1/8

 

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