Modernism Week’s CAMP (Community And Meeting Place) will provide a central hub for the event, planned for Feb. 18-27. For the first time, it will be located in the spacious atrium-style lobby of the Hyatt Palm Springs.
CAMP will include an information desk, a box office, a shop by Modernism Week’s merchandise and branding partner Destination PSP, a theater, and many interactive sponsor booths. The hotel is located at 285 N. Palm Canyon Drive, in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs.
Entrance into CAMP is free and open to the public daily starting Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It also serves as the terminal for departures and returns for Modernism Week’s Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours that will depart for their tours on Amado Road.
“CAMP is the central meeting place for all things modernism,” said Chris Mobley, CAMP manager. “If Palm Springs is the epicenter of modernism, CAMP is the epicenter of Modernism Week.”
Aside from sponsor booths, a few of the activities available this year at CAMP include:
An on-site store
The Modernism Week Shop, an on-site special pop-up store by Destination PSP, will offer a wide range of newly created merchandise that capture the retro vibe of Modernism Week.
The merchandise will include These include a line of products inspired by designer Vera Neumann, whose career will be honored in a presentation called “Vera – The Art and Life of an Icon, with Susan Seid and Trina Turk” on Feb. 24 in the Annenberg Theater. Destination PSP’s new line of Vera-related products will include oversized bags, towels, ice buckets, and placemats.
Additional new products in the pop-up store include the official 2022 Modernism Week poster designed by SHAG, commemorative 2022 Modernism Week T-shirts, and a line of products featuring a retro-daisy motif reminiscent of the vintage TV show “The Dating Game.”
A 150-seat theater will adjoin the main CAMP space and will be the location for more than 20 presentations throughout the festival. Many of the presentations qualify for AIA/CES Learning Units (LU). Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.
On-site design consultations
CAMP attendees will be able to schedule 30-minute sessions with interior designers. These consultations, called Interior Design Consultations with ASID Professional Designers, will be offered on Sunday, Feb. 20, where experts will give advice and recommendations on current or future renovation projects. Each session is $40.
[email protected] Booth
CAMP attendees will also be able to learn more about the upcoming [email protected] cruise at a special booth. Modernism Week recently partnered with Oceania Cruises to offer a customized one-of-a-kind architecture-themed ocean cruise along the spectacular Baltic coast on Oceania’s luxury cruise ship Marina. The 12-day luxury cruise departs London on July 9 and will visit seven culturally significant ports in the Baltic region that demonstrate how modern influences in architecture and design have been artfully folded into these sometimes-ancient cities.
Concierge/information and box office
A special information desk and box office will assist customers with tickets and last-minute purchases. Staff will help attendees locate Modernism Week venues and suggest events to attend.
More information: All Modernism Week events are open to the public and on sale at modernismweek.com (although many events sell out). Many of the highlights of this year’s Modernism Week lineup are covered in this article.