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…

Note on the fire in the Jorge Machado Moreira building (FAU-UFRJ)
Docomomo Brasil

Docomomo international regrets to inform that on the 20th of April, 2021, the Jorge Machado Moreira building, of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro [Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro] suffered a partial fire, in which the administrative part and parts of the facilities of the Research and Documentation Center of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism (NPD / FAU-UFRJ), affecting the documents that make up its collection. The coordinator of Docomomo Brasil, Renato Gama-Rosa, stated: “Much has been tried to draw attention to its conservation and…

16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1
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. So, Docomomo Japan together with Docomomo International are excited to invite you all to the 16th, but the very first, Docomomo International VIRTUAL Conference from August 29, to September 2, 2021. Now further details are available at the conference website…

Conferences: History of Contemporary Architecture research seminar
Date: 13th April 2021, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (GMT+1), online

Docomomo France and École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille are pleased to announce the program for the session of 13 April 2021 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm, GMT+1) and to invite you to attend two conferences. The conferences are part of the History of Contemporary Architecture research seminar, whose work for the 2020-2021 academic year focuses on the architectures of luxury buildings. Conference 1: Philippe Dufieux. ENSA Lyon (LAURE/EVS UMR 5600) “Une autre échelle de la modernité : le collectif résidentiel à Lyon (1950-1980)” [Another scale of modernity: the residential collective in Lyon (1950-1980)] Systematically obscured by…

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…

Call for Papers: Docomomo US 2021 Call for Articles

Docomomo US is accepting article submissions for publication on its website and in its biweekly newsletter on a wide range of issues concerning modernism. In particular, Docomomo US invites submissions on the following two topics for inclusion in upcoming newsletters: Travel & Leisure The Docomomo US 2021 annual theme is Travel & Leisure. Two special edition summer newsletters, one in July and one in August, will be dedicated to articles addressing this theme. We invite article proposals that engage with the theme through a variety of topics, including but not limited to: hotels, motels, resorts, travel amenites, diners, roadside attractions, theaters, local,…

Mini Modern Film Festival: “Minnesota Modern Masters”
Date: 10th March 2021, 6:30 pm, online

Docomomo US/Minnesota and the Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH) will host “Minnesota Modern Masters,” a mini film festival and panel discussion, Wednesday 10th March 2021 at 6:30pm. “​This year we are thrilled to be presenting a special joint program hosted with our friends at the Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH). We will be screening a selection of interviews from MNSAH’s extensive “Minnesota Modern Masters” oral history project. Interview subjects include Close Associates, Hodne & Stageberg, Ed Sovik, Rafferty & Rafferty, and Val Michelson. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with MNSAH and Docomomo US/MN members.”…

Register at 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1!
Earlybird Registration: 1st October 2020 - 28th February 2021

Docomomo International and  Japan conference board informs that the registration for the 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1, 29th August – 2nd September 2021, is open at http://docomomo2020.com/registration/! IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The 2020+1 conference will be held with hybrid format, through a mixed system between online and PRESENTIAL lectures.Authors can present their papers with pre-recorded video presentations. At the real-time conference, the video recording will be broadcasted at the scheduled place and time. The authors for presenting physically in Tokyo are welcome. The digital proceedings will be published in 2021 before the conference including both online and alive presentations. Registration is…

Docomomo Switzerland / TSAM: Online Conference Series 2021
Online via Zoom, March-June 2021

Docomomo Switzerland and the TSAM Laboratory of EPFL are inviting for the Docomomo Switzerland / TSAM Online Conference Series 2021, under the theme “Projet, Histoire, Construction: regards croisés sur le patrimoine récent” [Project, History, Construction: Views on recent heritage], happening online via Zoom from March to June 2021 at 6 pm (GMT+1). “For their fifth lecture series, Docomomo Switzerland and the TSAM Laboratory of the EPFL intend to present the multiple facets of modern and contemporary production, by combining different perspectives on the history of 20th-century architecture and its restoration. In this way, Serge Binotto, who formerly worked with Jean Prouvé,…

Docomomo US National Symposium 2021 – Chicago: Crossroads of Modern America
Online, 25th- 28th May 2021

“The Docomomo US National Symposium 2021 Chicago: Crossroads of Modern America will take place online Tuesday, May 25th – Friday, May 28th. After seeing so many of our peers host successful and engaging online events and hosting our own virtual Modernism in America Awards celebration, we are excited to bring Midwest Modernism and the National Symposium to you. While we will not physically be together, the online format will provide excellent opportunities for participating in educational sessions, experiencing tours, and connecting with speakers, sponsors and each other. We also find it exciting that virtual events break down many of the…