City in Progress

City in Progress Panel

Poster design by Vanderbilt Creative Services

April 18, 2014

The City in Progress panel introduced a yearlong project which explores reflections about modernist architecture and its legacy. A group of presenters from a variety of fields-art, architecture, design, geography, policy making and historical preservation-offered perspectives into modernist legacies, city planning, innovation in treatment and design of public space, and architectural visions for the city of Nashville. Panelists used three mid-century modernist buildings in Nashville that face uncertain futures as case studies in exploring these themes: the Imperial House Apartment Building, the Ben West Public Library, and the Cordell Hull Building.

Vesna Pavlović organized and moderated the panel.



The presenters included:
James Fraser, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
Gary Gaston, Nashville Civic Design Center
Fabiola López-Durán, Rice University
Tara Mitchell Mielnik, Metropolitan Nashville Historical Commission
Ana Maria Tavares, University of São Paulo

Sponsors and collaborators included:
The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy
Center for Latin American Studies
Nashville Civic Design Center
Department of Art
Zeitgeist Gallery
Metro Nashville Historical Commission


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