Why the talk is inspiring?
Many postmodern buildings – mainly built between the mid 1960s to the early 1990s and often condemned as trashy, tacky, ephemeral, superficial, tasteless or even dishonest - are now in need of serious restoration. As a consequence, a series of debates around postmodern architecture’s preservation have recently occupied the public arena. While the preservation of post-war modern architecture is already well established in accordance with a specific set of national and international regulations, postmodern buildings, landscapes, and interiors have only recently become eligible for landmarks protection because of their young age. This talk will address the question of preservation and demolition of postmodern buildings addressing questions of value and authenticity.