ROUNDTRIP II: From the Alps to the Andes and vice-versa. Le Corbusier and the members of the Latin America Modern Movement
Date: from 28th May to 10th December, 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce the lecture series “ROUNDTRIP II: From the Alps  to the Andes and vice-versa” and with the subtitle “Le Corbusier and the members of the Latin American Modern Movement”, organized by ex-momo. Seven sessions on a monthly basis, presented by international researchers reflecting on some of the protagonists of the Latin American Modern Movement who have developed urban projects for the continent, contributing to the debate on the contemporary urban landscape. After the first lecture series (October-December 2020), “Roundtrip: From the Seine to the Rio de La Plata” (see more on YouTube Channel ex-momo) on…

Night of Museums: open night and photography at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in the framework of the Barcelona Architecture Week
Date and time: 15th May, from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm with "The Mies Project - Architectural Portraits" by Arina Dähnick

Docomomo International would like to share with you the Night of Museums: open night and photography at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in the framework of the Barcelona Architecture Week. As many other cultural institutions in Barcelona do to celebrate this extraordinary night during which museums are open beyond their usual opening hours, the Pavilion will have open doors and free access from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm. On Saturday 15 May, the Mies van der Rohe Foundation invites you to visit the Pavilion at night and discover the work of  photographer Arina Dähnick through her architectural portraits in…

Makers and Shakers of the Docomomo US National Symposium 2021
Date and time: 24th May 2021, at 7.00 pm ET / 6.00 pm CT

Docomomo International would like to share the Chicago MAKERS & SHAKERS Mart of the Docomomo US National Symposium 2021. This unofficial Symposium kickoff withe Markers & Shakers, will be held via zoom, on 24th May 2021, at 7.00 pm ET / 6.00 pm CT. “The MAKERS & SHAKERS Mart offers a few ‘Windy City’ curated delights via an online marketplace. Symposium attendees and presenters have a chance to connect with and support local businesses, artists and craftspeople, and in return, local businesses, artists and craftspeople have an opportunity to support Docomomo. The Makers & Shakers will have virtual booths during…

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Plečnik Stadium – Update: Sign the petition
By Jože Plečnik, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1935

Docomomo Slovenia shared with Docomomo International news regarding the preservation of the Plečnik Stadium. As Docomomo International had already informed on our website (see the previous news here), the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning rejected the request to issuance a building permit for the BŠP project, meaning that this monument of national importance was saved from demolition. However, the stakeholders of BŠP company, private investor Joc Pečečnik, Municipality of Ljubljana and Olympic Committee of Slovenia, did not abandon the unappropriated project at the site of the monument. At a press conference in April 2021, all three stakeholders expressed their…

Seminar “What Woman? Reflexões e Práticas”
Date and time: 13th May 2021 at 3.00 pm (GTM+1)

Docomomo International is pleased to share the invitation for the seminar “What Woman? Reflexões e Práticas” organized by Jorge Figueira and Patrícia Santos Pedrosa. This activity takes place within the scope of the research projects “(Eu)ropa – rise of portuguese architecture” and “ – arquitectas em Portugal: construção da visibilidade 1942-1986”, which will be held online,  via zoom on 13th May 2021 at 3.00 pm (GTM+1). Professor Ana Tostões, chair of Docomomo International, will be one of the speakers, together with Adriana Bebiano and Irene Pimentel. To join the meeting, please use the link: ID: 85776681112 Password: 195951

Winners: 2021 UIA Triennal
Gold medal & Prizes

Docomomo International is pleased to share with you the winners of the 2o21 UIA Triennal. The International Union of Architects (UIA) awards a Gold Medal and five prizes during the triennial UIA World Congress. The 2021 UIA World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the first to be held virtually. To see the previous news about the congress, click here and here. The UIA Gold Medal: The UIA Gold Medal is awarded to Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, whose timeless work has marked the field of architecture. The Jury appreciated Mendes da Rocha’s unique status as a daring iconoclast whose work has taken…

XI Iberian Docomomo Congress – Architecture and Environment: the Mediterranean
New dates announced: 15th-17th May, 2021

Docomomo Ibérico Foundation announced the new dates for the XI Iberian Docomomo Congress. The congress will take place in Murcia from May 15th to 17th, 2021. This congress, organized jointly by the Docomomo Iberian Foundation and the Official College of Architects of the Region of Murcia, with the collaboration of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, the Ministry of Development and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Education and Culture, Asemas , Arquia and the Ordem dos Arquitectos de Portugal, is convened under the motto “Architecture and Environment: the Mediterranean”. Themes: Projects and architectural works linked by context and form…

Rafael Moneo awarded with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

Docomomo International is pleased to share that the Spanish architect, educator, critic and theoretician Rafael Moneo is the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, that will open to the public on Saturday May 22nd 2021 (preview May 20th and 21st). The decision was made by the Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia, upon recommendation of the Curator of the Biennale Architettura 2021, Hashim Sarkis. Docomomo International would like to congratulate the architect Rafael Moneo for this remarkable achievement and wishes the best success in his future. “Rafael Moneo is one of the most transformative…

European Architecture Programme 2021: Landscapes of Care
Date and time: 12th May 5 pm and 14th May 6 pm at Mies van der Rohe Pavilion + YouTube streaming

Docomomo International is pleased to announce the new “European Architecture Programme: Landscapes of Care”, organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. Fundació Mies van der Rohe is a member of the pan-European platform of museums, festivals and architectural promoters Future Architecture Platform, and invites you to participate in a series of over twenty of the most significant and interconnected architectural happenings and events in Europe. Future Architecture Platform is a pan-European architecture platform to create and provide opportunities to develop the ideas of dialogue and critical thought for talented conceptual thinkers and practitioners in architecture. This year’s events under the…

Exhibition “Modernist Adelaide: 1940s–1970s
Date and time: 01 May, 10:00 am – 29 Jun, 5:00 pm (GMT +09:30)

Docomomo International would like to invite you to discover the mid-century jet age of Mad Men-era Adelaide, when a new wave of modernist architecture redefined the city’s streetscapes and skyline. This exhibition of photographs by Modernist Adelaide historian and author Stuart Symons, paired with photographs from the City of Adelaide Archives Collection, celebrates some of Adelaide’s iconic modernist buildings. Stuart will also present a seminar on the rise of modernism in Adelaide, and host one of his popular Modernist Adelaide walking tours as part of the Open Doors program, where you can learn more about some of the buildings featured…