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…

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…

Online Docomomo School Tokyo Japan 2020+1
LAST DAYS 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…

LAST DAYS: Call for Papers – International Conference on Architectural Criticism: on the Duty and Power of Architectural Criticism
Deadline: 30th April 2021

The Call for contributions for the International Conference on Architectural Criticism: on the Duty and Power of Architectural Criticism, by CICA is open until 30th April 2021. “Should architectural criticism be enlightening? Should it help in the creation of a better built environment? Is there a factual basis to it? Does it have a duty to present evidence in the evaluation of a building? Or should it take on what architects say about their designs? In the context of a flat internet, should architectural criticism be able to define best practices? Does it wield the power over who is in and…

International Conference: Dialogue on Large Housing Estates – Experiences and Perspectives
Date: 23rd - 24th April 2021, Online

Docomomo International is pleased to share the invitation for the International Conference “Dialogue on Large Housing Estates – Experiences and Perspectives”, taking place online via Zoom on 23rd and 24th April 2021. The Conference “Dialogue on Large Housing Estates: Experiences and Perspectives” is part of a Russian-Ukrainian-German research project. It will discuss the topic of living in large housing estates from an interdisciplinary perspective. A total of nine experts will speak during the event. Additional three young scientists will present their research, and during a poster-session project participants will give insights into their current research. The keynote by Dr. Sasha…

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

Awards: Lacaton & Vassal win the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize
Date: 16th March 2021

Docomomo International congratulates the architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal for being announced the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize winners. “”Good architecture is open—open to life, open to enhance the freedom of anyone, where anyone can do what they need to do,” says Lacaton. “It should not be demonstrative or imposing, but it must be something familiar, useful and beautiful, with the ability to quietly support the life that will take place within it.” Through their design of private and social housing, cultural and academic institutions, public spaces, and urban developments, Lacaton and Vassal reexamine sustainability in their reverence for pre-existing…

Call for Papers: ROUNDTRIP II: From the Alps to the Andes
Deadline: 19th April 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce the call for papers for the online lecture series by ex-momo “ROUNDTRIP II: From the Alps  to the Andes” and with the subtitle ” Le Corbusier and the members of the Latin American Modern Movement”. The lecture series “ROUNDTRIP II: From the Alps  to the Andes” is organized by the Inter-university Department of Regional & Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino, and will happen between May and December 2021 in online mode. “Six sessions on a monthly basis, presented by international researchers reflecting on some of the protagonists of the Latin American…

UIA International Women in Architecture Committee

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day celebrated today 8th March, Docomomo International wants to share some details about the UIA International Women in Architecture Committee. “The 140th UIA Council session of 23 July 2020 approved the establishment of a new UIA “International Women in Architecture” Committee to recognize the contributions, leadership and engagement of women architects in national and international organizations. The Committee was founded to promote women’s advancement in the field of architecture, to ensure that women’s excellence is celebrated and represented and to create opportunities for visibility, advancement and recognition through the UIA’s Working Bodies and…