Sunday, 1 July 2012

Tropical Modernism- The Colin Laird Exhibit at the National Museum, Trinidad

“Public Spaces: The Architecture of Colin Laird” opened at the National Museum in Port of Spain, Trinidad on June 28, 2012. The exhibition puts a spotlight on Colin Laird who is recognized for using architectural strategies in the climate of a post-independent Trinidad and Tobago to create urban designs that encouraged participation and inclusion. Laird worked at the front line of a movement that sought to redress colonial architectural styles that asserted superiority and separation. Colin Laird’s designs include the National Library, National Stadium, the Brian Lara Promenade and Queen’s Hall. The exhibition coincides with celebrations of Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th anniversary of Independence. “It is the first exhibition of architecture in the nation,” said Christopher Laird, son of Colin Laird. - Marsha Pearce (Cultural Scholar and Filmmaker)

I went to see this exhibit the day after it's opening with coworkers and I was really amazed to see all the work , sketches and intricate models of so many of Trinidad and Tobago's most prominent buildings.
Definitely a must see!

Colin Laird speaks with co-rd Limited's Sean Leonard about the Boissiere House. See the video here. <<< I Love This 'Ginger Bread House!'

Photos of the event by Marsha Pearce here.

Article on the exhibit in the Trinidad Guardian Newspaper here.
More about Public Spaces here on 'Repeating Islands'

Also, learn more about Marsha Pearce here.

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