Founded in early 2012 in the leafy suburbs of Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Congress Internationaux d'warwick Moderne formed as a collective engaged in exploring thoughts, musings and observations of architecture, urbanism and politics.
CIDM serves as a think tank with a distinct focus placed on pursuing the politics and the urban consequences of architecture from a wider perspective. Having hosted a range of city focused critical studies since its inception, CIDM has widened its intense critical understanding on place. CIDM prides itself on its original and dynamic output, conferences include:
CIDM 2014, Delft
CIDM 2015, Rome
CIDM 2016, Copenhagen (TBA)
These itinerary-structured Congress meetings focus on the analysis of the urbane through multiple perspectives and multiple lenses—led by a chair familiar with each contextual circumstance.
CIDM has broad focus on creating space in which to begin a critique and to perceive various architectural endeavours.
The collective continues to engage in the ever changing spectacle of architecture.