21 March 2024 : Keith Williams appointed as a Trustee of Docomomo UK

Keith Williams is very pleased to announce his new appointment as a Trustee of Docomomo UK.

Keith’s involvement completes a reinvigoration of Docomomo UK’s governance, with renowned public sector architect Kate Macintosh and Grenfell campaigner and former Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad also becoming trustees. All three will join distinguished existing trustees Tony Fretton and Peter Inskip, with a view to driving forward the objectives of Docomomo.

Architect Rob Loader has taken on the role of Chair of the Working Party, and will oversee the organisation’s day to day activities.

Keith commented…”The work of Docomomo is incredibly important in highlighting and helping preserve the legacy of the Modern Movement, one of the most radical and innovative periods in all of architectural history. As a Trustee of Docomomo UK, I very much look forward to being part of it and to working alongside my fellow trustees and the Working Party.”

As Docomomo states…” The Modern Movement exploded onto the world from the technological and social transformations of the late 19th and early 20th Century. 

It sits across culture: revolutionising art, philosophy, and politics. Buildings and space remain its most visible monument. 

Docomomo UK exists to document and conserve that legacy. We are part of an international network of groups that campaign to save Modern Movement buildings and record their history. 

Each year Docomomo UK organises around ten lectures on Modern Movement subjects, several study tours around Britain, and our annual overseas trip to look at Modernism internationally. 

While we campaign to protect Modern Movement buildings in England and Wales, our outlook is international. 

We carry out original research which feeds into our monthly talks, study tours, and online journal, celebrating and continuing the interplay of ideas across borders that was central to the Modern Movement.

We are one of 77 chapters around the world that make up Docomomo International. It brings together historians, architects, planners, landscape architects, conservationists, teachers, students and public officials from across architectural culture. Membership gives access to this global network.”