17th International Docomomo Conference 2022
Call for Abstracts opens at 15th July, 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to annouce that the 17th International Docomomo Conference will be hosted at the School of Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia in Valencia, Spain, between 7th and 10th September, 2022, under the theme “Modern Design: Social Commitment & Quality of Life“. This theme will encourage us to reflect upon how re-thinking interior space in the widest sense was tackled, the different contexts where it was developed and who the main artifices were. If the proposed theme is, in itself, pertinent, today it is of even greater interest as, curiously, the improvement in the health conditions of habitable…

Paulo Mendes da Rocha (1928-2021)
Paulo Mendes da Rocha passed away on the 23th May 2021

Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing  of the Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, last Sunday, May 23, 2021, to his family and friends.  The second Brazilian to win the Pritzker, the most important architectural award (the first was Oscar Niemeyer, in 1988), Paulo Mendes da Rocha was considered the last architectural giant in Brazil. He was also its most awarded representative. In Portugal, he was known for being responsible for the project of the Museu Nacional dos Coches together with the portuguese atelier of Ricardo Bak Gordon, in Belém, which was distinguished with…

Online Docomomo School Tokyo Japan 2020+1
Update - Application deadline: 10th June 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 – oDOMOs, happening from 26th July to 4th August 2021. Summary: Online Docomomo international School, namely oDOMOs are newly set up this summer to open a 10-day-workshop to provide an unique online/interactive learning opportunity for architectural students worldwide. The workshop focuses on Daikan-yama Hillside Terrace, iconic urban architecture designed by Fumihiko Maki in the heart of Tokyo. You will learn Maki’s philosophy how it was developed through local and historical contexts of the area, and the…

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