Call for Abstracts: ArchiDOCT, n. 18 – Temporalities
Deadline: 1st March 2022

Docomomo International is pleased to share that the call for abstracts for the 18th issue of ArchiDOCT , focused on the topic Temporalities, is now open until 1st March 2022. “The 18th issue of ArchiDOCT welcomes papers that explore the theme of ‘temporality’ in architecture and the built environment from a theoretical or an applied standpoint. We are interested in the variety of approaches, insights, and opportunities for research that arise from considering time in its heterogeneous dimensions and manifestations (time as speed, rhythm, sequence, horizon, …). In recent decades, the conceptualization and analysis of time has moved beyond Newtonian, linear,…

Call for Papers: Sophia Journal, Vol. 7 – Landscapes of Care
Deadline: 27 December 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that Sophia Journal is currently accepting submissions for Sophia Journal Volume 7 on the theme of “Landscapes of Care: the emergency of landscapes of care in unstable territories” edited by Susana Ventura and Andreia Alves de Oliveira and, as guest, the photographer Armin Linke. “Sophia Journal is currently accepting submissions on the theme of its third thematic cycle “Landscapes of Care”, addressing contemporary photography and visual practices that focus on how architecture understood in a wide sense can help to heal a broken planet. The concept of “Landscapes of Care” has increasingly been adopted…

Special Issue of the APT Bulletin on Disaster Mitigation

Docomomo International is pleased to share that “the latest issue of the APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology is a special issue devoted to multiple aspects of disaster mitigation. It was guest-edited by Rosa Lowinger, president and chief conservator at RLA Conservation of Art + Architecture, and Kyle Normandin, associate principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. The article entitled “Post-Disaster Amnesia: Lack of Mitigation Planning and Heritage Rationality in a Port-au-Prince Megaproject ” by Olsen Jean Julien discusses how Haiti ignored seismic risk in planning for its bicentennial celebration in 1950. As a result, many of the buildings built for the bicentennial collapsed…

Book launching: Lisboa Moderna, by Ana Tostões
Date: 29th October, 21H30 Porto / 3rd November, 18H00 Lisbon

Save the date! The newly out book Lisboa Moderna [Modern Lisbon] by Ana Tostões will be launched in two events: – 29th October 2021, 21H30, Porto, Fundação Marques da Silva with Paula Santos and José Fernando Gonçalves – 3rd November 2021, 18H00, Lisbon, CCB – Garagem Sul with Dra. Ana Sousa Dias, João Luís Carrilho da Graça and Gonçalo Byrne 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…

Online Book Presentation and mini-symposium: Common Ground, Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902–1961, by Nicholas Clarke, Roger Fisher, Marieke Kuipers (eds)
Date: 19th October 2021, 15:30 – 17:15h CET

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that on 19th October 2021 a mini-symposium and book presentation of the publication Common Ground, Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902–1961, edited by Nicholas Clarke, Roger Fisher, and Marieke Kuipers, will take place in the Netherlands and South Africa on young architectural heritage shared between these two countries. This event will take place online simultaneously in Amsterdam, Pretoria and Cape Town. “As part of the Dutch History Month, the results of a transnational study into the work of emigrated Dutch built environment professionals from the period 1902–1961 will be presented. This research was initiated by…

Call for Abstracts: Art and public space / Arte e Spazio Pubblico
Deadline: 15th November 2021

Organised by Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea of the Italian Ministry of Culture and Fondazione Scuola dei beni e delle attività culturali, the study days under the theme “Art and public space / Arte e Spazio Pubblico” will take place on 24th, 25th, and 31st January and 1st and 11th February 2022. Therefore a call for abstracts was now launched. “Speaking about art and public space means focusing the discussion on critical and interrogative reflections to reformulate concepts, terminologies and settings while at the same time opening towards new scenarios as regards the processes of defining, designing, and developing artistic practices…

Call for proposals: Going Global: New Challenges in the Field of Provenance Research
Deadline: 15th November 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to share that the Vitrocentre Romont opened a call for proposals under the theme “Going Global: New Challenges in the Field of Provenance Research” for their Graduate Workshop happening next year (15 September 2022) at Vitromusée Romont. “Provenance research is not only a central field of museum activity, but has also increasingly become the focus of academic research. The topic is discussed by conservators and experts in national working groups and state-funded research projects that make reference to practical aspects and contexts, whereas master’s programs and summer schools offer young scholars the opportunity to examine provenance…

Call for Papers: Dissonância – Brazilian Modernisms and Critical Theory
Deadline: 15th December 2021

Docomomo International hereby shares the Call for Papers launched by the Dissonância: Critical Theory Journal on the occasion of the centenary of the “Semana de Arte Moderna de 22”  [Brazilian Week of Modern Art of 1922], under the theme: “Brazilian Modernisms and Critical Theory”. The special issue aims to contribute to the intertwining of relationships between artistic forms and the Brazilian historical and social processes under the conceptual scope of Critical Theory. “Since the beginning of the 20th century, different types of modernisms have been dwelt on by artists, critics, and scholars in Brazil as a task to be fulfilled…

Call for Papers: The Power of Sources in Architecture Research and Practice
Deadline: 15th October 2021

The call for abstracts for the 8th Forum Architekturwissenschaft happening 9-11th March 2022 in Berlin under the theme “The Power of Sources in Architecture Research and Practice” is open until 15th October 2021. It is organized by Netzwerk Architekturwissenschaft e.V. in cooperation with Technische Universität Berlin and Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin. “Access to sources, knowledge, and information is going through fundamental changes as globalisation and digitalisation evolve. The same changes apply to the process of gaining new academic insights. As the amount of sources increases (as well as their diversity and general distribution), there are still fundamental differences in accessibility,…

Call for Papers: RA 24 – Replicas: Architecture as copy or invention
Deadline: 15th February 2022

Docomomo International wishes to share the Call for Papers for the Journal of Architecture RA 24 with the topic “Replicas: Architecture as copy or invention”. Guest editor of this issue is Carolina B García-Estevez. “The history of the copy is as old as the history of architecture itself. While Pliny the Elder considered the origin of painting to be the desire to reproduce the outline of a shadow, and Vitruvius did the same for sculpture when he described the Corinthian order as life emerging from death, the model as copy of the natural highlights the synthesis of the two disciplines…