You may not want to physically travel to midcentury architecture’s modernist enclaves this season, but that’s no reason to pass up a chance for virtual tiki parties and happy hours with Australian modernists. Modern Phoenix, design historian Alison King’s marvelous organization about all things modernism in Phoenix, has taken its fall tour online this year. (That means you, wherever you may be, can join in on the fun, too.)
The virtual event kicked off Thursday, October 15, with a tour of the modernist gem Hotel Valley Ho, happy hour, and trivia quest. Throughout the week, you can learn more about Paolo Soleri’s pioneering homes in the valley (that’s right, there’s more than Arcosanti), and enjoy a screening of The New Bauhaus, a documentary on Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. And don’t forget to prepare your beverages: On October 22, it’s tiki time at Los Domingos Ranchos, followed by a forum on public spaces with Diane Jacobs of Holly Street Studio Architects.
Naturally, there’s a lot of Frank Lloyd Wright on the schedule, from a poster release for the new Timeless series to a talk with the artisans behind the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s new product lines by Konzuk, MiniMaterials, and Inside Weather. The week concludes with a discussion with Australian designer Annalisa Capurro, who will cover modernism “down under.”
Purchase your all-access pass here.