Lisboa Moderna
By Ana Tostões, Lisbon, Docomomo International/Circo de Ideias, 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that the publication Lisboa Moderna [Modern Lisbon] by Ana Tostões is now out. In this book, resulting from the latest researches about the city of Lisbon, Ana Tostões proposes a reflection on the modern city of Lisbon based on a reading of its transformation and a historical and critical analysis of a group of modern projects that marked the territory throughout the 20th and 21st century. Based on archival research and a photographic survey, Lisboa Moderna focuses on the neighborhoods of Alvalade, Infante Santo, Olivais Norte, Olivais Sul, Restelo and Telheiras, revealing the unique application of…

Docomomo Rehabilitation Award Ceremony
Date: 1st September 2021, 2pm (GMT+1)

Docomomo International is happy to share the Docomomo Rehabilitation Award  announcement ceremony on 1st September 2021, at 2 pm (GMT+1), within the 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1. The Docomomo Rehabilitation Award aims to recognize and disseminate the best efforts to preserve modern architecture while adapting it to contemporary standards; to raise awareness of the works’ value; to inspire a conscious reflection on Modernity as living heritage; and to appeal for a global and sustainable approach to the future of modern architecture buildings. For that, and in order to represent the diversity of the Modern Movement expression, are being…

Get ready! 10 days left to the 16th International Docomomo Conference 2020+1
Date: 29 August - 2 September

16th International Docomomo Conference, Tokyo Japan 2020+1 Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities Docomomo’s first virtual international conference is just around the corner! This year the biennial International Docomomo Conference is held in Tokyo, where the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games are taken place, under the theme of “Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities,” Approximately 300 researchers and experts from 55 countries and regions around the world will make presentations on the world’s modern and contemporary architecture and history, as well as environmental conservation, restoration, and renovation, while engaging in a variety of discussions in online sessions (via Zoom). Keynote speeches will…

Online Docomomo School Tokyo Japan 2020+1
Normal registration: 1st May, 2021 – 30th June, 2020 (JST)

In the context of the 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1, Docomomo International invites bachelor and master students to participate on the Online Docomomo School 2020+1 Tokyo, happening from 26th July to 4th August 2021. Summary In 2021, the DOCOMOMO Online School will be focusing on in-depth research on urban modern heritage and its relation to Japanese culture. People have lived and will continue to live in modern neighbourhoods and sites that represent 20th century urban heritage. Daikan-yama Hillside Terrace in Tokyo, is such an example of a modern architecture and urban masterpiece, designed between 1969 and 1992 by Pritzker…

Modernism Is Frozen – Urbanism and Architecture under/after Covid-19
Online discussion by ZOOM. International docomomo Conference 2020+1, Tokyo

LEARNING FROM MODERN MOVEMENT INTERIORS IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC Specialist Committee on Interior Design of Docomomo International On 27th March 2021 happened the fourth public panel discussion “LEARNING FROM MODERN MOVEMENT INTERIORS IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC” of the series Urbanism and Architecture Under/After COVID-19, subtitled “Is Modernism Frozen?”. Previously occurred the discussions “HOW DO YOU MAP MODERNISM UNDER/AFTER COVID-19”, “TRAFFIC SEEKS ANOTHER WAY” and “HOUSING FOR ISOLATING”. Panelists: Deniz Hasirci (Izmir University of Economics, Docomomo-interior-Turkey) – “Interior Hygiene: Body and Space in the Modernist Turkish Context” Milena Kordic (University of Belgrade Faculty of Architecture, Serbia) – “Body and distance: learning…

Docomomo Journal is now open source!

Following the limitations caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic that closed libraries, bookstores, schools, universities and learning spaces all overs the world, Docomomo International endeavored to transform Docomomo Journal into open source, making all its contents available to readers. Therefore its website has been restructured. Since open source is one of the requirements demanded by the most demanding and effective scientific indexing systems – SCOPUS and Web of Science -, Docomomo International took the time to complete the necessary conditions for indexing, such as the creation of DOIs (digital object identifier) ​​for all published content. It is intended, therefore, to submit…

16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1
Announcement: Goes completely virtual!

On March 20, 2021, the official Japanese Olympic/Paralympic Committee made a decision to bar spectators from abroad. This means some kind of barring of overseas travelers will be expected to extend this Summer and Fall. Therefore, the 16th International Docomomo Conference 2020+1 Tokyo organizing committee decided to hold the conference completely virtually, instead of a hybrid of real and online announced earlier. Please wait for further announcements of more details on how we conduct the meeting and all related matters around April 15th, 2021 on the conference website: docomomo2020.com

Article: “Design Activism in the Context of Macau” in urbanNext
By Rui Leão

Docomomo International  shares an article written by Rui Leão, chair of Docomomo Macau, “Design Activism in the Context of Macau” in urbanNext, about the Portuguese School of Macau, designed by the Portuguese architect Raul Chorão Ramalho. “This article focuses on the EPM or Portuguese School of Macau and on the building’s struggle to “survive” as a post-classic monument in a city that navigates a fragile balance when it comes to heritage conservation. The Portuguese School of Macau, previously known as Escola Pedro Nolasco, or Escola Comercial, designed by the Portuguese architect Raúl Chorão Ramalho, is a significant building included as…

Online Docomomo School Tokyo Japan 2020+1
Early Registration: 1st March – 30th April 2021 (JST)

In the context of the 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1, Docomomo International invites bachelor and master students to participate on the Online Docomomo School 2020+1 Tokyo, happening from 26th July to 4th August 2021. Summary  In 2021, the DOCOMOMO Online School will be focusing on in-depth research on urban modern heritage and its relation to Japanese culture. People have lived and will continue to live in modern neighbourhoods and sites that represent 20th century urban heritage. Daikan-yama Hillside Terrace in Tokyo, is such an example of a modern architecture and urban masterpiece, designed between 1969 and 1992 by Pritzker…