CIAM6 Cites Re-imagined was an exhibition, schools program and conference developed for Bridgwater Arts Centre in the Autumn of 2017. This project celebrated the seventieth anniversary of the sixth Congress International d’Architecture Moderne held at Bridgwater Arts Centre in 1947. Where eighty-seven leading international architects, writers and design thinkers had engaged in dialogue about the role of urban design and architecture after the devastation of the second World War. The aim of the project was to reclaim this important design heritage for the town at a time when it is undergoing significant change as the host to the largest construction project in Europe. The programme offered design workshops to 150 school children who took part in their own CIAM 6 Re-enacted at the Arts Centre developing a young people’s manifesto for the town.
Supported by: The Heritage Lottery Fund, Bridgwater District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Liverty Housing, RIBA Somerset & The Heritage Lottery
- Exhibition design / conference / curation: Juliet Bidgood A+U
- Project Management: Kate Burrough
- Exhibition graphics / signage: Carl Middleton for Neat – http://www.neatdesign.org
- Photography: Charlie Granger