Knute Berger Lecture on the Seattle World’s Fair, June 5

Knute ca. 1962 (l) and now (r). Photos courtesy Knute Berger

The first lecture for the series, “Welcome to the Future: Century 21 and Living Modern,” is happening Tuesday, June 5 at the Center House/Armory Building Conference Room A at Seattle Center, from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Knute Berger’s lecture, “From Bobo to the Bubbleator: Seattle Social and Cultural Context in ’62,” focuses on the social history and design heritage of Seattle and its influence on the fair. How did people live their everyday lives in Seattle/Puget Sound in the early 1960s and how were they influenced by modern design? What other local and national forces were key to shaping the city and the Seattle World’s Fair?

Online registration for this lecture has closed but a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Knute will be signing his new book, Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle, after the lecture.


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