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    Agence Christiane Schmuckle-Mollard awarded the 2018 WMF/Knoll Modernism Prize

    7th November 2018, World Monuments Fund, New York, US

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    Docomomo Journal 59 (2018/2)

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    Docomomo Journal 58 (2018/1)

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    Docomomo Journal 57 (2017/2)

    Modern Southeast Asia

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    28-31 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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    Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1)

    The Heritage of Mies

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    Docomomo Journal 55 (2016/2)

    Modern Lisbon

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    Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future

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    6th – 9th September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future (6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal)

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    International Docomomo Workshop - The Adaptive Reuse of the Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study

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    The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List

    40th Session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, Istanbul, Turkey, 17 July 2016

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    14th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, FCG, Portugal

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    Docomomo Journal 54 (2016/1)

    Housing Reloaded

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    14th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    14th International Docomomo Conference 2016

    Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future, 1-12 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Docomomo Virtual Exhibition

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    Docomomo Journal 53 (2015/2)

    LC 50 Years After

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    Manuel Graça Dias (1953-2019)

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    Event: International Conference - The Heritage of the Modern Olympic Games

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    Call: International Architectural Design Competition: Knowledge and Innovation Center in Tripoli

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    Lecture: Peter Märkli

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    Conference: Architecture in dialogue, Portugal and Brasil

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    Exhibition and Tour: One building, many museums. Alcino Soutinho and the Neo-Realism Museum

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    Conference: The Arab Center for Architecture

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    Publication: Liberated Dwelling (Befreites Wohnen)

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    Publication: Bauhaus Eine fotografische Weltreise / A photographic journey around the world

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    World Heritage nomination of eight Frank Lloyd Wright´s works

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    Call for Abstracts: Re-engaging with the Gulf Modernist City: Heritage and Repurposing Practice

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    Exhibition: Art and Architecture between Lisbon and Baghdad

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    Conference: Memory as Cultural Heritage

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    Workshop: Much More Than White - Interior Paint in International Style Buildings

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    Exhibition: Louis Kahn and Venezia

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    Article: Concrete Utopia

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    Book Launch: Mujeres, casas y ciudades. [Women, houses and cities]

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    Conference: An Architectural Anthology

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    Liturgia, Lugar de encontros - IV Jornada de Liturgia, Arte e Arquitectura [Liturgy, Meeting Place - IV Talks on Liturgy, Art and Architecture]

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    Exhibition: The Architecture of Optimism: The Kaunas Phenomenon 1918-1940

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    Event: Le Corbusier Apartment-Studio re-opened for visiting

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    Tour: The Liebling House during its renovation

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    Publication: Moholy´s Edit The Avant-Garde at Sea, August 1933.

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    Exhibition: Retrospective - Bruno Taut at Home

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    Publication: The Auerbach House by Walter Gropius with Adolf Meyer

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    Exhibition: European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2017

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    Sydney Opera House - 45th Anniversary

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    Call for papers: Architecture for Museums. Ra. Revista de Arquitectura

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    Research grant under the Project “Female Architects in Portugal: Building visibility, 1942-1986”

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    Conference: Arquitectura e Património: sem redoma de vidro [Architecture and Heritage: without a glass flask]

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    Keeping It Modern Grants

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    Open Calls: Student Workshop Missing Knowledge

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    Publication Launch: Luis Barragán: Search and Creativity

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    Publication: Saša J. Mächtig: Systems, Structures, Strategies

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    Exhibition: Scripts for a new world: Film storyboards by Alessandro Poli

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    Call for Sessions and Roundtables: EAHN2020

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    Call for Papers: Built Heritage Conservation in the Rural Vitalization BHS2019

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    Session: Cinco dedos de uma mão [Five Fingers of a hand]

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    Exhibition: Europas Beste Bauten - European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture

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    Summer School: Laboratorio Nervi

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    Exhibition: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Guadalajara, Mexico, 1930-1970

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    Publication: Aesthetics and Technology in Building. The Twenty-First-Century Edition

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    Course: Arquitectos de Lisboa II: Anos 30 do Século XX – Actualidade [Architects of Lisbon II: From the 30´s to Nowadays]

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    Course: Old Cities, New Challenges 2018

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    Intervention: Fifteen stones

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    Robert Venturi (1925 - 2018)

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    Young Talent Architecture Award 2018

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    Francisco Barata Fernandes (1950 - 2018)

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    51st AICA Congress: Art Criticism in the Age of Virtuality and Democracy

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    International Conference on Urban Conservation

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    European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

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    Opening Exhibition: Infinito Vão - 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture

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    Exhibition: Infinito Vão - 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture

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    Symposium: APT Buffalo-Niagara 2018 Celebrating APT´s 50th Anniversary

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    Awards: Entries open for the AR Library awards

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    Call for papers: Bauhaus In and Out: Perspectives from Spain

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    Competition: The Architecture Drawing Prize

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    Isabel León Candelario (1949 - 2018): A Remembrance

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    Exhibition: Spanish Architectures. Chronicle from Europe

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    Exhibition: Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980

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    Open Calls: The Active Citizens Fund

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    International Study Day dedicated to the restoration of Jean Prouvé´s work

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    Symposium: 14th International Alvar Aalto Symposium: New Housing Solutions for Cities in Change

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    Exhibition: Lab Cult: An Unorthodox History of Interchanges between Science and Architecture

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    World Architecture Festival

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    Vacancy at the University of Antwerp in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Urbanism

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    YACademy Courses of Architecture for Landscape and Architecture for Heritage

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    The Second Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize 2019

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    Publication: After the Manifesto

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    Modernism in America Awards: Unity Temple

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    Exhibition: Lisboa, Cidade Triste e Alegre: Arquitectura de um Livro [Lisbon, Sad and Joyful City: Architecture of a Book]

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    Lecture: Peter Behrens

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    Publication:Israel Lessons Industrial Arcadia. Teching and Research in Architecture

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    X Docomomo Iberian Congress: El Fundamento Social de la Arquitectura; de lo Vernáculo y lo Moderno, una Síntesis Cargada de Oportunidades [The Social Foundation of Architecture; of the Vernacular and the Modern, a Synthesis Loaded with Opportunities]

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    Exhibition: The architectural work of Le Corbusier: an exceptional contribution to the Modern Movement. The 17 works declared World Heritage

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    International Colloquium: Les années 1968 et la formation des architectes. Perspectives internationals [The sixties and the education of the architect: International Perspectives]

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    Call for Submissions: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture

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    Conference: 6th Biennial Meeting on Construction History (CHSA)

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    Conference: Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now

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    Exhibition: Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path

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    Conference: Engage: Intangible Practices, Relationships and Means of Engagement in Architecture

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    International Happening of Urban Planning: Mad City

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    5th International Iconic Houses Conference: Modernism on the East Coast – Philip Johnson and the Harvard Five & Iconic Houses in Latin America

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    International Colloquium: Revival after the Great War: Repair, Rebuild, Remember

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    Winner Announcement: Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture

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    Conference: The Sixties and the Education of the Architect

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    Call for abstracts: Open Call for Abstracts OASE 102 & 103

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    Exhibition: Remade X – Não Cobiçar as Coisas Alheias [Remade X - Do not covet other people´s things]

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    Open House: 4th edition Open House Porto 2018

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    Workshop: Un-Habitat Workshop - Towards an Evidence-Based Decision-Making for Cities in Africa

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    Event: MantovArchitettura 2018

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    Conference: Culture and technique: the restoration of Walter Versell´s bridge in Tavanasa

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    Exhibition: European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2017

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    Publication: Reclaiming the use of Fernando Távora´s Municipal Market of Santa Maria da Feira

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    Call for Papers: International Conference - Worlds of Cultural Heritage(s)

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    Exhibition: The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace

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    Winner Announcement: 13th Edition Fernando Távora Award

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    Job Opening: Project Specialist

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    Conference: VISUALISING THE CHINESE MEGACITY

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    Publication: Built Heritage #5

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    Article: Apostle and Apostate: Josef Frank’s Modernist Vision

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    MEMORIAMEDIA e-Museum

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    Conference: SAH 71st Annual International Conference

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    Congress: III International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing

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    Call for Papers: Footprint #24 - The Architecture of Housing After the Neoliberal Turn

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    José Bernardino Ramalhete (1921-2018)

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    Gillo Dorfles (1910-2018)

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    Exhibition: A Casa da Democracia, Entre Espaço e Poder

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    Publication: New Housing in Zurich: Typologies for a Changing Society

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    Symposium: Dubious Heritage

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    Publication: ABE Journal - Architecture Beyond Europe #12

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    Publication: Thésis Number 4

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    Projeto Marieta:1st Serie of

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    Publication: An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65

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    Conference: On the Duty and the Power of Architecture

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    Summer School: Campus Ultzama

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    The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor

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    International Symposium: Hannes Meyer as Pedagogue

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    Call for Papers: The Sixties and the Education of the Architect

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    Project Specialist Position: The Getty Conservation Institute

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    Exhibition: Unfinished – Pabellón español, XV Bienal Arquitectura de Venecia

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    Call for Papers: The Legacy of Bruno Zevi For The XXI Century

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    Publication: 99 Years of the Housing Question in Sweden

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    Museu Serralves New Director: João Ribas

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    Raúl Hestnes Ferreira (1931-2018)

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    Online Access to the Álvaro Siza Archive

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    Conference: Critical Distance Cycle: Tham & Videgård

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    Conference Cycle: 3rd Act – Please Share!

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    Prémios Arquétipo 2017/2018 [Arquétimo Awards 2017/2018]

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    Publication: Footprint 21 Trans-Bodies / Queering Spaces

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    Publication: Les Maisons de la culture en France

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    Publication: Rebel Modernists. Viennese Architecture since Otto Wagner

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    Valmor Award 2013-2016 Results

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    Publication: Inside Utopia - Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

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    CICA Awards 2017: Special Mention of the Bruno Zevi Award to William J.R. Curtis

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    Publication: Logica del Cemento Armato: Processo, Progetto, Prodotto [Logic of Reinforced Concrete: Process, Project, Product]

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    Publication: Les Multiples Vies de l´appartement-atelier Le Corbusier [The Multiple Lives of the Le Corbusier apartment-studio]

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    Pessoa Award: Manuel Aires Mateus

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    Exhibition: Viagem aos desenhos de viagem | Guimarães – Távora revisitado [Travel to travel drawings | Guimarães - Távora revisited]

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    Publication: Mies van der Rohe - Barcelona 1929

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    Call for Papers: The Other City: History and Image of Urban Diversity: Places and Landscapes of Privilege and Well-being, of Isolation, of Poverty, and of Multiculturalism

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    Call for PhD Student: Brutalist but Green: investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture

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    Publication: Matéria-Prima: Um Olhar sobre o arquivo de Álvaro Siza [Raw Material: A Look at the Archive of Álvaro Siza]

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    I-House Quarterly Winter 2018 Issue Now Available

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    Lecture: O Panorâmico de Monsanto como Máquina Metropolitana [The Panoramic of Monsanto as a Metropolitan Machine]

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    Facsimile Editions: Arquitetura Moderna Paulista [São Paulo Modern Architecture] & Dicionário da Arquitetura Brasileira [Brazilian Architecture Dictionary]

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    Vacancy at TU Delft: Professor of Heritage & Values

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    Call for Papers: Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now

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    Symposium: Women Architects and Politics in the Long 20th Century

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    Exhibition: Alfredo Matos Ferreira. Da condição da arquitectura como expressão e sentido do comum [Alfredo Matos Ferreira. From the condition of architecture as an expression and sense of the common]

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    Journal Launch: Revista Amazônia Moderna [Journal of Architecture and Urbanism of Amazon]

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    Exhibition: Le Corbusier, man of letters, man of books

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    Online Proceedings: I Encontro Nacional de Movimentos de Salvaguarda de Teatros, Cineteatros e Cinemas [1st National Meeting of Safeguarding Movements of Theaters, Cine-Theater and Cinemas]

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    Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)

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    Conference: Townscapes in Transition. Transformation and Reorganization of Italian Cities and their Architecture in the Interwar Period

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    Exhibition: Form Follows Rule

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    Inhabitants of the Abyss

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    Álvaro Siza Conference Cicle: Laurent Stalder & Jean-Louis Cohen

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    Call for Papers: XV Seminário da História da Cidade e do Urbanismo: A Cidade, o Urbano, o Humano [XV Seminar on the History of City and Urbanism: The City, the Urban, the Human]

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    The Architecture of the Architecture Book

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    Open for Renovation

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    Publication: City Riffs - Urbanism, Ecology, Place

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    Competition: Young Architects Competition

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    Call for Papers: Histories of Postwar Architecture Issue 2 (1968)

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    Publication: Towards a Public Space: Le Corbusier and the Greco-Roman Tradition in the Modern City

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    Event: Pisa Architectural Biennal, The City and the Water: A Laboratory Towards the Future

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    Conference: Iconic Houses Network Conference 2018

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    Publication: SOS Brutalism: A Global Survey

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    Publication: Lina Bo Bardi - The Most Beloved Architect in Brazil

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    The University is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture UK / 1975–1982

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    Publication: Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology

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    Publication: Socialist Modernism in Romania and the Republic of Moldova

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    Exhibition: Architecture on Paper: Architectural Drawings of Japan 1970s-1990s

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    Romanian Digital Architectural Archive

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    Exhibition: Neighbourhood. Where Alvaro meets Aldo

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    Conference: Zaporizhia Modernism and Bauhaus School: Universality of Phenomena. Problems of Preserving Modernist Heritage

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    Call for Papers: How to Narrate the History of Architecture? Centenary of Birth of Architectural Historian Bruno Zevi (1918-2000)

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    UNESCO Conference: Modern Heritage in Lebanon: Opportunity or Threat

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    Exhibition: Friedrich Silaban, Arsitek 1912-1984

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    Sarasota Mod Weekend 2017

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    Exhibition: Outro Prisma – Arquitectura, Luz e Sombra [Another Prism - Architecture, Light and Shadow]

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    Open for Renovation: The White Center City

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    Book Launch: Saber Manter os Edifícios: Pensar, desenhar, construir / Manutenção dos edifícios das Faculdades de Arquitectura e de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto [To know how to maintain the buildings: Thinking, designing, constructing / maintaining the buildings of the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering of the University of Porto]

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    Last Exhibition at the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung before renovation and new building - New Bauhaus Chicago - Experiment Photography and Film

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    Lecture: Moral Economy: The Social Value of Architecture

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    IASTE 2018 Call for Abstracts: The Politics of Tradition

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    Publication: Lacth Newsletter 10

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    11th Edition of the Marques da Silva Conference Cycle: “La memoria del orden. Algunos Proyectos” [The memory of order. Some Projects]

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    Conference Distância Crítica [Critical Distance] & Book Lauching

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    48h Open House Barcelona 2017: Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

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    Publication: Thésis Number 3

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    Film Premiere and Conversation: The University Is Now on Air

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    Exhibition: Greystone: Tools for Understanding the City

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    Event: Plecnik, The City And Me

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    Preservation Example: Cité de Refuge

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    Exhibition: Aldo Rossi. Il Gran Teatro dell’Architettura

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    Guided tour of the historical and current uses of the Vienna Nordwestbahnhof

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    UAE Modern 2017: Conservation and Reuse of Modern Architecture

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    Exhibition: Construir um paraíso perdido [Build a lost paradise]

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    Conoscere per tutelare: l’architettura del Secondo Novecento in Lombardia [Knowing to Protect: The Architecture of the Twentieth Century in Lombardy]

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    Book Lauching: La Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, de la Cité-jardin à la Cité-monde [The Cité Internationale Universitaire of Paris, from the Garden City to the World City]

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    Akademie-Dialogue with Klaus Lederer, Wilfried Wang and Jeanine Meerapfel

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    2018 Rome Prize

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    ARQ OUT 2017 6th Edition: Month of Architecture

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    Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisboa

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    Call for Award: Vasco Vilalva 2016

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    Exhibition: E.1027 Master Bedroom

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    Fernando Távora Award

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    Vann Molyvann (1926 - 2017)

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    2018 RIBA Royal Gold Medal: Neave Brown

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    Lecture: Manuel Aires Mateus à la Faculté d´Architecture de Tournai

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    Help efforts to rebuild Houston

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    Colegio de Arquitectos de Sevilla: XVI Semana de la Arquitectura [16th Architecture Week]

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    Activities Cycle: Una Mirada Moderna al Patrimonio del Siglo XX [A Modern Look at Heritage of the 20th Century]

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    100 Houses 100 Years: Twentieth Century Society

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    DLA Research Seminar Series Fall 2017

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    New Website: African Architecture Matters

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    Publication: From Doxiadis’ Theory to Pikionis’ Work. Reflections of Antiquity in Modern Architecture

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    Call for Applications: 2018-2019 Getty Research Institute Grants and Fellowship

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    Outreach Event: The Daylight Award 2016

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    Publication: The After the revolution

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    Exhibition: Frau Architekt – Over 100 years of Women in Architecture

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    Exhibition: SOS Brutalism Save the Concrete Monsters!

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    Exhibition: Building a Community – Estonian Architects in Post-War Toronto

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    Opening: Casa da Arquitectura – Centro Português de Arquitectura

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    Call for Applications: Open Course ´Architecture and Drawing - 20th Century Multi-Family Housing´

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    Symposium: Topographie der Moderne – Weimar neu Deuten [Topography of the Modern Age - Weimar]

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    Call for Papers: The Architecture of Logistics

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    Publication:Le Corbusier, History and Tradition

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    Lectures and Public Events: Tu casa es mi casa

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    Exhibition: Charles & Ray Eames - The Power of Design

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    Job at UoA in the area of architecture and sustainable design

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    Bruno Zevi Prize 2017

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    Academic opportunities at UNSW Built Environment

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    2017 E-FAITH Industrial Heritage Weekend

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    Symposium: Sustainable Development of Historical Cities in South-East Asia

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    Exhibition: Design Português. Formas de uma identidade (1950-2015) [Portuguese Design. Forms of an identity (1950-2015)]

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    Open House Lisboa 2017

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    International Conference: Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception

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    International Symposium: Standard Architecture. From Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand to BIM

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    Publication: Le Monde d´Alberto Sartoris, dans le Miroir de ses Archives [The World of Alberto Sartoris, in the Mirror of his Archives]

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    Swiss Talks: Milano - Zurigo A/R

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    CIALP Session at UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress

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    Movie Session: Vilanova Artigas — O Arquiteto e a Luz [Vilanova Artigas — The Architect and the Light]

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    Publication: The Other Moderns: Sydney’s forgotten European Design Legacy

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    Exhibition: Brave New World: Australia 1930s

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    Forgotten Masters: Aino Aalto

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    Conference and Exhibition: CIAM 6

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    Exhibition: Marion Hall Best: Interiors and Collection

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    Melbourne Symposium: Haunting Memory & Place

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    19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium: Heritage and Democracy

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    Publication: Escritos de Victor Pérez Escolano. Sinuosidades de un Itinerario Nunca Interrumpido [Writings by Victor Pérez Escolano. Sinuosities of a Itinerary Never Interrupted]

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    PhD Summer School: Heritage and Global Challenges

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    Congress: Los Años CIAM en España: La otra Modernidad [The CIAM Years in Spain: The Other Modernity]

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    Call for Postdoc Grant: Politécnico di Milano

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    Publication: The Rhetoric of Pier Luigi Nervi

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    Call for Submissions: Bauhaus Collectors: We Want You!

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    Conference: Young Bauhaus Research Conference 2017: Modern Heritage in the MENA region

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    Publication: Abrahão Sanovicz, Arquiteto

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    Exhibition: 100 Years of Finish Design

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    Call for Entries: The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

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    Conference & Site Launch: ArmArch Online Encyclopedia of Armenian Modernist Architecture

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    Call for Submissions: Tell Us Your Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion Story

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    Film Screening: Notebook on Cities and Clothes

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    Exhibition: The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney

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    Lecture Series: Sydney Talks: Mad about Modernism

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    Symposium: ACT Region Heritage: The Politics of Heritage: The Art of the Possible

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    Talk: Conserving the Ross Island Huts and the work of ICOMOS’ International Polar Heritage Committee

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    Film Screening: The Destruction of Memory

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    Publication: Built Heritage #2

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    Conference: Moderne neu Denken. Architektur und Städtebau des 20. Jahrhunderts Zwischen Avantgarde und Tradition [Modern Thinking: New Architecture and Urban Planning of the 20th Century between Avant Garde and Tradition]

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    Visiting Scholar Seminar: Gregorio Carboni Maestri: Portugal: Architecture, Tendenza, Revolution

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    Publication: Discovering Downtown Cairo: Architecture and Stories

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    Call for Applicants: Professor of Heritage & Technology (Part-time) TU Delft

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    Architalk: Seeing the World through Architecture

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    Exhibition: Fernando Guerra: A Photography Practice Under X-Ray

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    Call for Applicants: Deputy Head of School

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    Call for Applicants: Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Manitoba

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    Call For Papers: Entangled Urbanisms: History, Place, and the Shaping of Cities

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    Call for Papers: Revue CLARA Architecture/Rechere Journal

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    Call for Abstacts: [in]arch International Conference 2018

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    Historians of Islamic Art Association Biennial Symposium

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    Call for Papers: The Afterlife of Fascism: The Reception of Modern Italian Architecture and Urbanism

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    Call for papers: Charrette - Journal of the Association of Architectural Educators

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    Book Lauch: Arquitectura en Chile del Siglo XX [Architecture in Chile of the 20th Century]

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    Call for Applications: Open Course ´Architecture and Drawing - 20th Century Multi-Family Housing´, 2nd edition

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    Publication: Giulio Minoletti. Lo Spettacolo dell´Architettura [The Show of Architecture]

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    Exhibition: Viagem ao Invisível [Journey to the Invisible]

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    2017 APT - National Trust for Canada Joint Conference

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    Colloquium: Restaurer le Béton: La Masse et l´épiderme [Restoring Concrete: The Mass and the Epidermis]

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    World Architecture Festival: The Architecture Drawing Prize

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    Open House Melbourne 2017

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    Call for Papers: Seminario Internacional: Profesionales, expertos y vanguardias, la cultura arquitectónica en el Cono Sur [International Seminar: Professionals, experts and vanguards, the architectural culture in the Cono Sur]

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    Publication: Quatro Ensaios Sobre Oscar Niemeyer [Four Essays About Oscar Niemeyer]

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    Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisboa

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    Exhibition: The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture

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    Exhibition: The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

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    Conference Cycle: FICARQ 2017

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    Conference: Conversa #2: O Habitat da Modernidade [Conversation #2: The Habitat of Modernity]

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    Conference: Annual Meetings of EAAE 2017 in Bordeaux: Learning with the World

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    Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisboa

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    Conference: Cidades do Futuro – Conhecimento e clusters [Cities of the Future- Knowledge and Clusters]

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    Conference: O Congresso da Reabilitação do Património (CREPAT) [The Congress of Heritage Rehabilitation]

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    Exhibition: WE PLAY, YOU PLAY El Equipo Mazzanti

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    The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA 2017: Winner Announcement

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    Exhibition: California: Designing Freedom

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    Exhibition: Making More of Modernism

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    27 Oscar Niemeyer´s Buildings become National Historical Patrimony in Brazil

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    Exhibition: Diálogos Macau e Rio de Janeiro: Descobrir Manuel Vincente [Macau and Rio de Janeiro Conversations: Discover Manuel Vincente]

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    Cultural Talk:Writing (about) Lina Bo Bardi

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    Debate: Closing of Victor Palla and Bento d´Almeida´s Exhibition: Arquitetura de outro tempo [Architecture of Another Time]

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    Publication: The Melnikov House

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    Exhibition: Pop-Up Chess Palace

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    AIA Declaration on Landmark Paris Agreement

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    Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Anniversary

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    10 years of Lisbon Triennale

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    Exhibition: Educating Architects: Four Courses by Kenneth Frampton

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    Exhibition: Mies and Stirling Circling the Square

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    Online Catalog: Collection of Paintings of the Marques da Silva Foundation

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    Exhibition: Pier Luigi Nervi and Australia: Outback Modernism

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    Vacancy Announcement: Director-General for the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

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    International Workshop: Territories of Faith. Religion, Urban Planning and Demographic Change in Post-War Europe 1945-1975

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    2nd workshop European Year of Cultural Heritage

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    Internationale Städteforum Graz [International Graz City Forum]

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    San Francisco Design Week

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    San Francisco Design Week: Opening Night Reception

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    Publication: Marcenaria Baraúna: Móvel como Arquitetura [Baraúna Carpentry: Mobile as Architecture]

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    Bolsa de Investigação, CuCa_RE: Cure and Care_the rehabilitation

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    Publication: Escritos de Víctor Pérez Escolano. Sinuosidades de un Itinerario nunca Interrumpido

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    EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

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    EU Mies Award 2017: Winners

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    Exhibition: Ingenieros y Arquitectos Italianos en Colombia [Italian Engineers and Architects in Colombia]

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    Call for Applications: Advanced Studies Course in Architectural Heritage

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    Expressions of Interest: Co-editors, The Journal of Architecture

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    Call for Papers: Constructing an Urban Future: The Sustainability and Resilience of Cities? Infrastructures, Communities and Architectures

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    Lecture: SDGs Transforming Our World: A New Approach to Global Issues

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    UIA Round Table: 11th Round Table Europe

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    2018 SAH Publication Awards

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    Iconic Houses Lecture Tour - The Weizmann House

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    UIA Round Table: 5th Round Table Asia-Pacific

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    Publication: Parigi e Baudelaire. Letteratura, Arti e Critica nella Città Moderna

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    Open Call: Arquiteturas’17 — 5th International Film Festival

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    Call for Papers: MoMoWo: 3rd International Conference-Workshop

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    Call for Papers: European Architectural History Network Tallin 2018

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    International Congress: Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way?

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    Mediterranean Conference of Aesthetics

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    Call for Volunteers: SAH 2017 Glasgow Conference

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    SAH Glasgow Seminar: Making and Re-Making Glasgow: Heritage and Sustainability

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    Exhibition: Design Studio — Técnico University of Lisbon Architecture Students Works

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    Exhibition: Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen

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    Conference Cycle: MantovArchitettura 2017

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    Exhibition: Raul Lino Hoje [Raul Lino Today]

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    Call for Proposals: The Milka Bliznakov Research Prize

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    Conference: Architecture and Citizenship: What can Cities Teach us about our Societies?

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    Workshops: Campus Ultzama

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    Congress: Archiletture. Forme e Narrazione tra Architettura e Letteratura

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    Publication: You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn

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    I.M. Pei 100th Anniversary

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    Publication: Friedrich Silaban

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    Soft Launching: On-line Repository and Museum arsitekturindonesia.org

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    World Monuments Fund: Modern Century

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    Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Vicens: Open as a Museum

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    Conference: Des Lieux pour la Cohabitation

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    EU Mies Award Talks: 5 lectures, 4 cities, 3 days

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    Lisbon Architecture Triennale: 2019 Curatorial Team

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    International Summer Program in Architecture: Cities in Asia

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    Conference: Teixeira Lopes e Pinto do Couto: Escultores Portugueses e suas Obras no Brasil

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    Call for Papers: International Festival of Cinema and Architecture FICARQ [CA Magazine]

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    Call for Grants: Master´s Research Scholarship - Civil Engineering and Architecture

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    Conference: The Man Who Designed the Future: Norman Bel Geddes

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    Exhibition: Irving J. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country

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    Conference: A Challenge or a Gift? Conserving the Original Building Materials of Louis Kahn´s Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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    Exhibition: Breuer Revisited: New Photographs by Luisa Lambri and Bas Princen

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    Publication: Heritage at Risk. World Report 2014-2015 on Monuments and Sites in Danger

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    Publication: Designing from Heritage — Strategies for Conservation and Conversion

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    Conference & Workshop: Le Corbusier entre linhas: realidade e ficção nos desenhos para a Vila Meyer

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    Exhibition: Villa Tugendhat

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    Exhibition: Revisitação. Fotografias 1956-2006. Gérard Castello-Lopes

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    Exhibition: Melnikov / Le Corbusier: Meeting at the Villa Savoye

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    Architecture Lecture Series: Mid-Century Modern Architecture on MV

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    Publication: Building Bacardi: Architecture, Art & Identity

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    Conference: EAHN Fifth Thematic Conference: The Tools of the Architect

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    Donation of the Octávio Lixa Filgueiras collection: Da Função Social do Arquitecto to José Marques da Silva Foundation Institute

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    Richard Neutra 125th Anniversary

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    Summer School: Porto Academy

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    Exhibition: Robert Capa - Retrospective Photographic Exhibition

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    Exhibition: X Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial

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    Call for Papers: Architecture and Professionalism. New Approaches Towards the Work of Léon Stynen and his International Contemporaries

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    Conference: La Ville Savoye: Histoire(s) et Perspectives de sa Restaurantion

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    Call for Papers & Presentations: The Open Hand 2 - Orientalism in the Pacific

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    Exhibition: Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War

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Publication: Key Modern Architects: 50 short histories of Modern Architecture
By Andrew Higgott (Bloomsbury, 2018)
DATE: 12/6/2019
“Key Modern Architects provides an accessible and thought-provoking introduction to the work of the most significant architects of the modern era. Fifty short chapters introduce fifty key architects, from Le Corbusier to Aldo Van Eyck to Zaha Hadid, exploring their most influential buildings and developing a critique of each architect´s work within a broader cultural and historical context. 

The selection represents the most influential architects working from 1890 to the present, those most likely to be taught on survey courses in modern architectural history, along with some lesser-known names with an equal claim to influence. Emphasis is placed on a critical and interpretative approach, allowing the student to position each architect in a cultural and intellectual context quickly and easily. Artistic, technical, social, and intellectual developments are brought to the fore – built and unbuilt projects, writings and influences. This approach brings to light the ideology behind architectural work, offering insights into each architect´s working practice. 

- Helps students to develop a critical approach to understanding modern architectural history.

- One chapter per architect – meaning chapters may be read individually as a concise resource for the study of an architect, or together as a coherent book-length history of the whole period of modern architecture.

- Chapters are supported by boxed lists of each architect´s most significant projects, along with suggestions for further reading as a springboard to further study and research. 

Combining the clarity and accessibility of a textbook with in-depth reading and a critical approach, Key Modern Architects provides an invaluable resource for both the classroom and for independent study in architectural and art history.”

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Exhibition: Gdynia – Tel Aviv
From 6th September 2019 to 3rd February 2020, Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland.
DATE: 6/9/2019
Despite of the almost 3000 kilometers distance between them, Gadynia and Tel-Aviv are outstandingly similar. Both were founded in the early 20th century and boast characteristic modern architecture. The temporary exhibition “Gdynia-Tel-Aviv” aims to show the public both the similarities between the two cities and the unique features that make each one special. The exhibition is to celebrate the centenary of the city of Gdynia, the centenary of founding the Bauhaus school of architecture whose graduates had a lot to do with how various cities in Europe and Israel look today, and, finally, the 110th anniversary of founding the city of Tel Aviv.

The exhibition wishes to take the public on a journey through these cities’ seaside, raised on the dunes in the first decades of the 20th century. It will also present artworks from Tel Aviv artists and architectural projects by the leading architects of the White Gdynia and White Tel Aviv.

Contemporary artists were invited to cooperate with the exhibition: Maurycy Gomulicki will design a neon sign referring to both cities especially for POLIN Museum. Photographer Wojciech Wilczyk will share his new perspective on the modernist architecture of Gdynia and Tel Aviv. Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski will produce an animation inspired by the iconography of the two cities.

The exhibition is produced in cooperation with the Museum of the City of Gdynia, under the honorary auspices of Mr Wojciech Szczurek, the Mayor of Gdynia. The exhibition will take place in the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw from 6th September 2019 to 3rd February 2020.

For more information, please visit: website.

Image: Dziengoff Circle W Tel-AWIWIE, Lata ’40, Matson Photo Service, Library O Congress.
Call for Abstracts: PROHITECH 2020 - 4th International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions
Deadline for Abstracts: 30th June 2019
DATE: 30/6/2019
The 4th International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions (PROHITECH 2020) will be held in Athens, Greece, from 6th to 8th July 2020.

“The PROHITECH Conference series offers an important platform to researchers, engineers, architects and other specialists to present and discuss a wide variety of topics related to the protection of historical constructions. The topics range from structural and earthquake engineering, intervention strategies, materials and technologies, architecture and urban planning, represented by a showcase of diversified case studies covering different construction materials. A novel set of subtopics will also be addressed, such as sustainability, energy efficiency, re-use and adaptation to climate changes.”

The Conference will be held at Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens.

Abstract submission instructions available at the website.

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Doctor Honoris Causa: Architect Pelayo Llarena Murúa
14th June 2019, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
DATE: 14/6/2019
Docomomo International congratulates Architect Pelayo Llarena Murúa to whom the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa will be awarded by University of San Carlos of Guatemala in Guatemala City, on the 14th June 2019. Docomomo International recognizes the importance of the architect Palayo Llarena Murúa on promoting the Modern Movement in Guatemala, as well as sharing the values of Docomomo and working on the preservation of Modern Movement heritage.

The architect Pelayo Llarena Murua is the author of several buildings and works in Guatemala: The New Civic Center and Building of the Municipality of Guatemala City, Auditorium of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Campus of the Rafael Landívar University, Mercado La Presidenta, among others. He studied at the University of Illinois, where he obtained the Bachelor´s degree in Architecture, and at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala, where he graduated as an Architect. He has been visiting professor at the California Polytechnic State University and has been a consultant at the Housing & Home Finance Agency. He is founder of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala and the Rafael Landívar University and was director of the Instituto de Fomento (INFOM) and the Instituto de Fomento de Hipotecas Aseguradas (FHA).
Publication: Brokers of Modernity - East Central Europe and the Rise of Modernist Architects, 1910-1950
By Martin Kohlrausch (Leuven University Press, 2019)
DATE: 7/6/2019
“The story of modernist architects in East Central Europe
The first half of the twentieth century witnessed the rise of modernist architects. Brokers of Modernity reveals how East Central Europe turned into one of the pre-eminent testing grounds of the new belief system of modernism. By combining the internationalism of the CIAM organization and the modernising aspirations of the new states built after 1918, the reach of modernist architects extended far beyond their established fields. Yet, these architects paid a price when Europe’s age of extremes intensified. Mainly drawing on Polish, but also wider Central and Eastern European cases, this book delivers a pioneering study of the dynamics of modernist architects as a group, including how they became qualified, how they organized, communicated and attempted to live the modernist lifestyle themselves. In doing so, Brokers of Modernity raises questions concerning collective work in general and also invites us to examine the social role of architects today.”

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Publication: Architectural Guide – Socialist Modernist Architecture: Romania and The Republic of Moldova
Designed by BACU Association (BACU, 2018)
DATE: 7/6/2019
The publication “Socialist Modernist Architecture – Romania and the Republic of Moldova” is available. It is a result of  B.A.C.U. Association’s efforts to publish the Socialist Modernist research.

“The 242 architecture objects included in this volume have been organized by function, into eight sections. At the beginning of each section, a map shows the location of each of the buildings described. The authors’ viewpoints and assessments make this volume a surprising incursion into the history of architecture.”

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Publication: Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape
By Peter McMahon and Christine Cipriani; Photographs by Raimund Koch; Foreword by Kenneth Frampton (Metropolis Books, 2014)
DATE: 7/6/2019
“In the summer of 1937, Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus and a professor at Harvard’s new Graduate School of Design, rented a house on Planting Island, near the base of Cape Cod. There, he and his wife, Ise, hosted a festive reunion of Bauhaus masters and students who had recently emigrated from Europe: Marcel Breuer, Herbert Bayer, László Moholy-Nagy, Xanti Schawinsky and others. Together they feasted, swam and planned their futures on a new continent, all sensing they were on the cusp of a momentous new phase in their lives. Yet even as they moved on, the group never lost its connection to the Cape Cod coast. Several members returned, when they had the means, to travel farther up the peninsula, rent cabins, buy land and design their ideal summer homes. Thus began a chapter in the history of modern architecture that has never been told--until now. The flow of talent onto the Outer Cape continued and, within a few years, the area was a hotbed of intellectual currents from New York, Boston, Cambridge and the country’s top schools of architecture and design. Avant-garde homes began to appear in the woods and on the dunes; by the 1970s, there were about 100 modern houses of interest here. In this story, we meet, among others, the Boston Brahmins Jack Phillips and Nathaniel Saltonstall; the self-taught architect, carpenter and painter Jack Hall; the Finn Olav Hammarström, who had worked for Alvar Aalto; and the prolific Charlie Zehnder, who brought the lessons of both Frank Lloyd Wright and Brutalism to the Cape. Initially, these designers had no clients; they built for themselves and their families, or for friends sympathetic to their ideals. Their homes were laboratories, places to work through ideas without spending much money. The result of this ferment is a body of work unlike any other, a regional modernism fusing the building traditions of Cape Cod fishing towns with Bauhaus concepts and postwar experimentation.”

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Event: Behind the Prize: Jurying the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize
12th June 2019, Cooper Union, New York, US.
DATE: 12/6/2019
Panel discussion with jury members of the 2018 Mies Crow Hall Americas Prize. This event will be moderated by Dirk Denison and will have the presence of panelists Ricky Burdett CBE, Jose Castillo and Claire Weisz, jury members of the most recent MCHAP 2018. Together, they will reflect on the process, deliberation, and decision made during the prize.

The discussion invites the audience to go behind-the-scenes of the MCHAP jury process by describing their selection criteria, the importance of architectural vision and client collaboration, and value of visiting the projects in person with architects and clients.

Venue:
Behind the Prize: Jurying the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize
June 12th at 7:00pm
The Great Hall, Cooper Union
7 East 7th Ave, New York, NY, 10003

To learn more about the event, please visit: website.  
Publication: Living on Campus - An Architectural History of the American Dormitory
By Carla Yanni (University of Minnesota Press, 2019)
DATE: 30/5/2019
“Every fall on move-in day, parents tearfully bid farewell to their beloved sons and daughters at college dormitories: it is an age-old ritual. The residence hall has come to mark the threshold between childhood and adulthood, housing young people during a transformational time in their lives. Whether a Gothic stone pile, a quaint Colonial box, or a concrete slab, the dormitory is decidedly unhomelike, yet it takes center stage in the dramatic arc of many American families. This richly illustrated book examines the architecture of dormitories in the United States from the eighteenth century to 1968, asking fundamental questions: Why have American educators believed for so long that housing students is essential to educating them? And how has architecture validated that idea? Living on Campus is the first architectural history of this critical building type. 
Grounded in extensive archival research, Carla Yanni’s study highlights the opinions of architects, professors, and deans, and also includes the voices of students. For centuries, academic leaders in the United States asserted that on-campus living enhanced the moral character of youth; that somewhat dubious claim nonetheless influenced the design and planning of these ubiquitous yet often overlooked campus buildings. Through nuanced architectural analysis and detailed social history, Yanni offers unexpected glimpses into the past: double-loaded corridors (which made surveillance easy but echoed with noise), staircase plans (which prevented roughhousing but offered no communal space), lavish lounges in women’s halls (intended to civilize male visitors), specially designed upholstered benches for courting couples, mixed-gender saunas for students in the radical 1960s, and lazy rivers for the twenty-first century’s stressed-out undergraduates.  
Against the backdrop of sweeping societal changes, communal living endured because it bolstered networking, if not studying. Housing policies often enabled discrimination according to class, race, and gender, despite the fact that deans envisioned the residence hall as a democratic alternative to the elitist fraternity. Yanni focuses on the dormitory as a place of exclusion as much as a site of fellowship, and considers the uncertain future of residence halls in the age of distance learning.”

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Exhibition: Hervé in Spain: Traditional Mediterranean Architecture – El Escorial
From 5th June to 31st July 2019, Art Gallery José de la Mano, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 31/7/2019
“The photographer Lucien Hervé created an artistic language that earned him wide recognition in both 20th century architecture as well as well as photography; he was a gifted artist with an enormous sensitivity and precision capable of transcending the visual characteristics to encourage profound conceptual reflections.

In 1959, Hervé traveled around Spain with his camera and took pictures of Mediterranean houses and the monastery at El Escorial for two photobooks that were never published. However, Hervé continued with these projects and created narrative processes supported by rigorous historic research.

The exhibition presents for the first time these two inedited projects: “White Spain” and “Black Spain”. The exhibition – accompanied by field notes, contact sheets, books, etc. –  presents a singular review of the visual archetypes of monumental Spain and evaluates the artistic, critical, and conceptual reach of the artist’s extraordinary photographic language.”

Text by PHotoEspaña.

Curators
Iñaki Bergera y Marco Iuliano

Venue:
Art Gallery José de la Mano
Calle Zorrilla, 21, 28014, Madrid

For more information, please visit: website


Publication: Beach Therapy
Martin Parr (Damiani, 2018)
DATE: 30/5/2016
“During his long career as a photographer, Martin Parr has always photographed on beaches, particularly in the UK. He has often used the beach as a laboratory to experiment with new cameras and techniques. So far example, when he changed from black and white to medium format color in the early 80s his first major project was about New Brighton, a run down seaside resort near Liverpool. In recent months he has started exploring the beach with the aid of a telephoto lens. This lens is rarely used in the world of art and documentary photography so it is a challenge to find new ways of using it. Often this involves incorporating the vegetation on the perimeter with the beach as a backdrop, both in and out of focus. So over his long career he has tried everything from a close up macro lens, a medium format wide angled camera and finally this latest offering with the telephoto.”

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Publication: The Giedion World - Sigfried Giedion and Carola Giedion-Welcker in Dialogue
Edited by Almut Grunewald. With contributions by Roger Fayet, Almut Grunewald, Mario Lüscher, Bruno Maurer, Arthur Rüegg, and Bettina Zimmermann, and a preface by Monica Giedion (Scheidegger & Spiess, 2019)
DATE: 28/5/2019
“Sigfried Giedion (1888–1968) and Carola Giedion-Welcker (1893–1979) were among the most distinguished and influential scholars of art and architectural history during the 20th century’s earlier decades. Of particular impact was their role in connecting leading protagonists of modernism in architecture, art, and literature, such as Alvar Aalto, Hans Arp, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Breuer, Max Ernst, Walter Gropius, Barbara Hepworth, Le Corbusier, László Moholy-Nagy, Piet Mondrian, or Sophie Taeuber-Arp. The discourses they initiated, for example on the New Vision in photography or a ´Synthesis of Arts´, have lost nothing of their relevance and provide new starting points until the present day.

The estate of Sigfried and Carola Giedion-Welcker is today kept in Zurich at ETH Zurich’s Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, the Swiss Institute for Art Research, the University of Zurich’s Institute of Romance Studies, and the James Joyce Foundation. It comprises some 16,000 letters, 10,000 photographic prints and negatives, a wealth of other papers, and a vast library.

This new book offers a revaluation of Sigfried and Carola Giedion-Welcker work, impact, and lasting significance. Editor and contributors were the first to draw fully on the estate, which has been opened entirely to researchers only recently. Featuring a vast number of previously unpublished documents and other images alongside excerpts from the extensive correspondence the two maintained with their artist friends and colleagues in academia, it provides a unique and manifold insight into the ‘Giedion universe’.”

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Online Exhibition: Bauhaus: Building the New Artist
11th June 2019, Getty Research Institute
DATE: 11/6/2019
“Considered one of the most influential schools of art and design of the twentieth century, the Bauhaus forged a unique educational vision that blended theory with practice in order to cultivate a new generation of artists and designers.

Conceived in tandem with the Getty Research Institute´s gallery exhibition, the online exhibition Bauhaus: Building the New Artist offers an in-depth look into the school´s novel pedagogy. Highlighting student explorations, masters´ theories, and a variety of colorful media drawn from the GRI´s archives, the project culminates with three interactive exercises inviting viewers to immerse themselves in surprising aspects of Bauhaus curriculum.”

Text provided by Getty Research Institute.

For more information, please visit: website
Exhibition: Bauhaus Beginnings
From 11th June to 13th October 2019, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, United States
DATE: 13/10/2019
“The Bauhaus was a German school of art and design whose brief yet highly influential existence rendered it a key site in the development of a new modern vision for arts education. Established in 1919 after the end of World War I, the Bauhaus sought to erode distinctions between crafts and the fine arts through a program of study centered on theory and practical experience.

Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the school´s opening, Bauhaus Beginnings investigates the school´s early commitment to spiritual expression, its innovative first-year curriculum, and its use of diverse media to introduce the work of students and masters to international audiences. The exhibition draws on the Getty Research Institute´s extensive collections related to the Bauhaus - including course exercises, teaching aids and notes, and rare prints, drawings, and photographs – to offer a colorful and surprising reexamination of the founding principles of this landmark institution.”

Text provided by Getty Research Institute.

The exhibition is curated by Maristella Casciato.

For more information, please visit: website
Europe Group Meeting ICOMOS 2019 and Scientific Symposium: Contemporary interventions on cultural heritage: theory and practice
14th - 16th June 2019, ISCTE-Institute University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.
DATE: 16/6/2019
“Annually the Europe Regional Group meets and promotes an international scientific symposium, this year being organized by ICOMOS Portugal. The event will take place in Lisbon, at ISCTE-Institute University of Lisbon, from June 13th to 16th, 2019.

The scientific symposium will be dedicated to the theme "Contemporary interventions in cultural heritage: theory and practice".

GOALS
The rehabilitation of the built heritage has become the central activity in the construction sector in Portugal. The recent pressure from tourism and speculation has accelerated this phenomenon, principally in historic centers, in classified and protected areas; however, not always with respect for the authenticity and integrity of existing built cultural heritage. Challenges arise in reconciling the preservation of heritage values with contemporary demands.
This problem is common in all Europe and has received special attention from ICOMOS, leading to several actions, aimed to improve the quality of the interventions. In 2018, the ICOMOS Europe Group was instrumental in the European Commission´s project ´Cherishing Heritage: developing quality principles for cultural heritage in Europe´, organizing two workshops in Paris and Venice, and contributing with a strategic reference document. ICOMOS-France has launched a reflection on the implementation of the Charter of Venice involving all the European National Committees, and a debate at a conference organized in Paris.

It is a goal of the symposium to publicize these actions and to extend the reflection, through a critical assessment of the situation, from an international perspective. In particular, it is intended to question the relationship between theory and practice, in different dimensions: in teaching, in legislation, in management, in planning, in design and in rehabilitation work. Experts from various European countries will come forward to present their vision on the main problems they face today, the good and bad practices, contributing to a joint reflection and approach to a state-of-the-art in Europe, on contemporary interventions in cultural heritage.”

Symposium –14 and 15 June (Friday and Saturday) 
For registration, please visit: website
Registration includes: certificate of attendance to symposium, coffee-breaks and book of abstracts.

For more information, please visit: website.
Event: Haus Am Horn, the world’s first example of Bauhaus architecture
18th May 2019, Haus Am Horn, Weimar, Germany
DATE: 24/5/2019
On 18 May 2019, Walter Groupiu’s 136th anniversary, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar presented the restored Haus Am Horn with a new permanent exhibition, curated by Anke Blüm and Martina Ullrich. Haus Am Horn is the world first example of Bauhaus architecture and the only architecture that the Bauhaus realized in Weimar. The new permanent exhibition highlights the history of the building itself and contains numerous references to themes and items presented at the Bauhaus Museum and Neues Museum Weimar.

The Haus Am Horn was built in 1923 as a test house for the Bauhaus exhibition. Here, the masters and students presented for the first time how they imagined contemporary building and living. It exemplified the idea of creating a work of art collaboratively through the interplay of architecture and furniture design. The exhibition presents the house as it was originally conceived without glossing over the subsequent alterations made by its former residents.

In 1996, the Haus Am Horn was designated as a World Heritage Site belonging to the “Bauhaus and its Sites in Weiçarm Dessau and Bernau” by UNESCO. The restoration works began in 2015. The conservators returned the building and property as close to its original condition of 1923 as possible.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit: website.

Photo by sailko, commons.wikimedia.org

Event: Conference by Alfredo Brillembourg
31st May 2019, Sala Plana, Faculty of Architecture of Porto University (FAUP), Porto, Portugal.
DATE: 31/5/2019
The architect Alfredo Brillembourg presented the lecture "El Arquitecto y la Ciudad" [The Architect and the City] at 31st May 2019 at Faculty of Architecture of Porto University. He founded, with Jubert Klumpner, the Urban-Think Tank Studio (U-TT).

The U-TT, founded in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1998, has been based in the Department of Architecture D-ARCH of ETH in Zurich since 2010, where its founders teach the Teaching Unit of Architecture and Urban Design. Before, Brillembourg and Klumpner taught at Columbia University, where they founded the Sustainable Living Urban Model Laboratory (SLUM Lab). Their work has already been honored with the Ralph Erskine Awards 2010, Holcim Gold 2011 for Latin America, Holcim Global Silver 2012 and the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2012.

For more information, please visit: website. [Portuguese]

The poster can be found in the pdf below.
Award: TRANSFER Architecture Video Award
Deadline for submissions: 1st July 2019
DATE: 30/7/2019

Video is becoming increasingly instrumental in analysing architecture and the human environment, and is directly related to the digital networks that underpin contemporary communication.

TRANSFER Architecture Video Award is an independent award to recognise the most creative and innovative short films in the field of architecture, city and landscape worldwide. This award aims to highlight the contributions that best represent new means of knowledge and analysis of architecture using video as a support.

The main criteria are the short film’s contribution to exploring innovative ways of analysing and experiencing architecture, city and landscape, the relevance of the topic and its social impact, and a high standard of production. Short films must have a maximum duration of 5 minutes and must have been produced within the past four years (2015-2019).

The award is global in scope and open to filmmakers, architects, artists, photographers or any individual or group whose video work is related with architecture, city or landscape.

Calendar
Call for submissions: 1 April 2019
Deadline for submissions: 1 July 2019
Announcement of the finalist videos: October 2019
Jury’s verdict: November 2019

For more information about the award, jury or works submission, please visit the website. You can also find more information downloading the pdf below.

Publication: Holidays after the Fall: Seaside Architecture and Urbanism in Bulgaria and Croatia
Edited by Elke Beyer, Anke Hagemann and Michael Zinganel (Berlin, Jovis, 2013)
DATE: 22/5/2019
Every summer season, the sun-drenched coasts of Bulgaria and Croatia turn into densely inhabited, intensively exploited tourism industry hotspots. This book traces the various architectural and urban planning strategies pursued there since the mid 1950s, in order first to create then to further develop modern holiday destinations. It portrays (late-) modern tourism architecture and resorts of a remarkable quality and typological diversity, which have persisted both as a playground for the domestic labour force and as a viable product on the international market. Yet the authors focus above all on how, in the wake of political change and the privatization of business, individual resorts and outstanding buildings have been economically and physically restructured, in a myriad of ways, leaving a legacy of deserted ruins, cautious renovations, exorbitant conversions and on-going public protest.

With photographs by Nikola Mihov, Wolfgang Thaler, et al.

Text provided by the publisher.

To order the book, please visit: link.

Exhibition: Lina Bo Bardi: Habitat
From 5th April to 28th July 2019, MASP, São Paulo, Brazil.
DATE: 28/7/2019
This exhibition addresses the life, work, and legacy of the Italian-Brazilian architect, designer, curator, editor, set designer, and influential thinker Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992). She is the author of two iconic buildings in the city of São Paulo, MASP and Sesc Pompeia - a center of culture and leisure. Both reveal striking features of her architecture and her thought, with its extraordinary fusion of European modernism and Brazilian popular culture. Married to Pietro Maria Bardi (1900–1999), the founding director of MASP, Lina arrived in Brazil in 1946 at the age of 31. There, she immersed herself deeply in the country’s diverse cultures, turning her South American habitat into the setting for the creation of a unique and radical idiom.

The exhibition borrows the title from the magazine Habitat, founded by Lina and Pietro, and edited by them between 1950 and 1953, a publication that innovated in graphic design and critical writing on art and architecture in Brazil. The exhibition seeks to position Lina as a versatile and multidisciplinary intellectual and a true thinker of the culture of her time.

Lina has a deeply intimate relationship with MASP— she is the author of this building, inaugurated in1968, and conceived exhibitions at the former headquarters of the museum on 7de Abril street from the time of its foundation in 1947. She also organized some of the most emblematic exhibitions at MASP, such as A mão do povo brasileiro [The Hand of the Brazilian People] in 1969 and África negra [Black Africa] in 1988. For this reason, a special section of the show is dedicated to MASP.

This exhibition interprets Lina’s production as a process of “unlearning” Western knowledge and perspectives, which begun with her arrival to Brazil and deepened with her travels throughout the Brazilian Northeast and during the period that she lived in Salvador in the 1950s and 1960s. This approach makes it possible to read Lina’s body of work as a way to cross the boundaries of the canonical narratives of modern architecture and of the museum, incorporating other vocabularies and knowledge such as the popular, the indigenous, and the Afro-Brazilian.


CURETED BY
Julieta González, artistic diretor, Museo Jumex, Cidade do Mexico;
José Esparza Chong Cuy, former Pamela Alper Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago;
Tomás Toledo, chief curator, MASP, São Paulo Brazil

Text by MASP.

For more information, please visit the website.
Call for Abstracts: LDE-HERITAGE International Conference on Heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1st July 2019
DATE: 4/6/2019
The LDE-HERITAGE International Conference on Heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals will happen between 26th and 28th November 2019 at TUDelft, Delft, Netherlands.

The Centre for Global Heritage and Development (LDEHeritage) is a collaboration of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam. LDE-Heritage fosters an interdisciplinary approach, between sciences such as archaeology, architecture, the social sciences, the humanities, law, technology and design and urban and regional studies. LDE-Heritage goes beyond the traditional study of heritage, by focusing on how heritage relates to cultural, social, economic and environmental developments and decisions.

This conference aims to discuss and debate about heritage – natural and cultural – as a key role in the sustainable development of cities and communities. Goal 11, target 4, of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) emphasizes the relation between heritage and sustainability, among other international policies. Heritage also plays a role in many more goals and targets. How can academics and practitioners work together to further our understanding and impact on heritage conservation, and consequently, on the sustainable development of cities and communities? 

Abstract submission is open until 1st July 2019.

For more information as submission procedure and the event program, please visit the website or download the pdf below.
Exhibition: El carácter de la Tradición en la Arquitectura de Barney, Távora, Coderch
10th May - 18th August 2019, Museo La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia
DATE: 18/8/2019
The works of the architects Benjamín Barney (Colombia, 1941), Fernando Távora (Portugal, 1923-2005) and José Antonio Coderch (Spain, 1913-1984) are the basis of this xeposition curated by Andrés Erazo Barco (U. de San Buenaventura, Cali, Colombia), Antonio Armesto (UPC, Spain) and Manuel Augusto Mendes Soares (U. Porto, Portugal), which intends to reflect on the ethos, the proper nature of Architecture.

In the context of the Exposition, Tavora´s work evokes the idea of permanent modernity, which he expounded so well in the Lição das Constantes, as the essential condition, meaning and value of Architecture. There he explores his interest in Portuguese Architecture, erudite and popular, as a condition of modernity. For this purpose, the design process of the Dr. Ribeiro da Silva House in Ofir is contextualized in a synthesis that extends to the Mercado Municipal da Feira, Pavilhão de Ténis da Quinta da Conceição and Escola do Cedro, in Gaia. This evocation highlights the meetings that Távora has always sought and synthesized between his journeys through the CIAM and Portugal, particularly in the Minho region.

Following the meeting with Andres Erazo in 2018, the Marques da Silva Foundation has been involved in the evolution of "El carácter de la Tradición en la Arquitectura de Barney, Távora, Coderch" from the beginning. An action that is part of the ongoing and persistent work in permanent updating that this Foundation develops in the promotion of Portuguese architecture, its study and research, namely the person and reference work Fernando Távora.

The exhibition opened on May 10 at the Museo La Tertulia in Cali, Colombia, where it will remain until August 18, 2019. The exhibition, which has an itinerant character, will travel to other destinations in South America, and will later be presented in Portugal and Spain.
Event: International Conference CHANCES - Practices, spaces and buildings in cities’ transformation.
24th October 2019, Bologna, Italy
DATE: 31/5/2019
CHANCES is an international conference that aims to explore, from a multidisciplinary perspective, the fragile but continuous urban transformation through the effective contribution of culture, nature and technology. The aim of this conference is to provide a deeper understanding of urban transformations’ research and practices, focusing on the use, re-use, design, renovation and innovative governance and management of public spaces, urban commons and buildings. Contributions can build on reflections and studies concerning current or historical approaches that are changing or drastically changed the cities we lived in.

Track 1 / DESIGN AND PRACTICES
Contributions about actions, projects and design practices for transforming cities driven by the behavior of citizens and favored by design driven processes are expected for this topic. The following topics will be explored: Design cultures; Design for behavior; Temporality, time-factor and city; Design for urban relations.

How design cultures can contribute on the constant cities’ transformation?
How time and space play a key role on the project of the city?

Track 2 / SPACES
Contributions about strategies, plans and practices for the use, re-use, transformation and regeneration of public spaces are expected for this topic. This track will welcome inputs from the past, the present and the future of public spaces potential, functions and uses. The following topics will be explored: Urban regeneration through public spaces; Liveable, active and healthy public spaces; Nature-based solutions for greener public spaces.

How planning and design of multi-functional public spaces can contribute to boost sustainable urban transformation and regeneration?
How can nature, technological innovation and cultural transformation contribute to the re-design of urban public spaces?

Track 3 / BUILDING DESIGN
This track welcomes papers on new building design, innovative techniques, instruments, and interventions for buildings’ representation, renovation and restoration. The following topics will be explored: Design of new buildings; Interventions on historical buildings; Strategies for preventive conservation and structural renovation of existing buildings; Energy efficiency, Microclimate control and monitoring systems; Prefabricated technological systems in construction practices; BIM and HBIM Technologies; New technologies for surveying and for virtual representation (VaR).

How does architectural practices of new design project and restoration contribute to the evolution of the urban environments?
Which is the current state of design and construction practices?
Which methods, tools and technologies could be applied in the design processes of new and existing buildings?

The conference CHANCE will take place in 24th October 2019. 

Venue:
DAMS Lab, Laboratorio delle Arti
Piazzetta P. P. Pasolini, 5/b
40122 Bologna BO


For more information, please visit the website.
You can also get more information downloading the pdf below.  
Ieoh Ming Pei (1917 - 2019)
Ieoh Ming Pei passed away on the 16th May 2019.
DATE: 17/5/2019
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the Chinese-American architect, Ieoh Ming Pei, to his family and friends. 

Ieoh Ming Pei, known as I. M. Pei, died yesterday at the age of 102.

"The Chinese-American architect (born April 26, 1917) was arguably the greatest living member of the modernist generation of architects. When he received his Pritzker Prize in 1983, the jury citation stated that he ´has given this century some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms´. His most notable work is the Louvre Pyramid.

Born in Suzhou, China, I.M. Pei grew up in Hong Kong and Shanghai before moving to the United States to study architecture. He received his Bachelor´s degree in 1940, when the second Sino-Japanese War forced him to abandon his plans to return to his home country - in the end, a fortuitous event for the young architect, as it allowed him to discover the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, where Pei worked with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer.

Pei founded his own practice in 1955, then known as I.M. Pei & Associates (but later changing its name to Pei & Partners in 1966 and finally to Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in 1989). In its six-decade history, the firm´s most well-known work is likely his crystalline extension to the Louvre in Paris; other highly influential works include the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and the JFK Presidential Library in Boston.

Though known as a modernist, and notable for his forms based upon arrangements of simple geometric shapes such as triangles, circles, and squares, Pei has rejected the implications of globalism inherent in the ´International Style´, instead advocating contextual development and variation in style. He has commented that "the important distinction is between a stylistic approach to the design; and an analytical approach giving the process of due consideration to time, place, and purpose." On a trip to China in 1974, he even urged Chinese architects to look more to their architectural tradition, rather than designing in a Western style."

View the full article at Archdaily Website.

Image: RIBA via The Telegraph.
Publication: HEC Campus, Evolution of a Model
Edited by Atmosphériques narratives, Giaime Meloni and Cyrille Weiner (Park Books, 2019).
DATE: 16/5/2019
HEC Paris is a leading European school of advanced business studies with a global community of students from Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In 2012, HEC Paris´s campus near Versailles was redesigned by renowned architects Martin Duplantier and David Chipperfield to reflect the school´s global character and its focus on open communication and exchange.

This new book documents the HEC Campus´s transformation in close detail and richly illustrated, including a newly commissioned photo essay by award-winning French photographer Cyrille Weiner. It takes readers through the planning and construction of its modern buildings, designed by René Coulons, throughout the 1960s, and the careful contemporary restoration of many of these structures by Duplantier and Chipperfield. The architects also conceived an entirely new building and a surrounding park, which has become a key element of social life on campus. Through essays and an interview with Martin Duplantier, the book also explores the interplay of preservation and renovation and demonstrates how this exemplary contemporary redesign can be taken as a model for this sort of planning.

With contributions by Christian Hottin, Virginie Picon-Lefèbvre, and Francesco Zuddas, and an interview with Martin Duplantier. Preface by Peter Todd, afterword by David Chipperfiled. Photographs by Cyrille Weiner.

Text provided by the publisher.

To order the book, please visit: link.
Publication: Concrete - Case Studies in Conservation Practice
Edited by Catherine Croft and Susan Macdonald with Gail Ostergren (Los Angeles, Getty Conservation Institute, 2019).
DATE: 15/5/2018
This timely volume brings together fourteen case studies that address the challenges of conserving the twentieth century’s most ubiquitous building material—concrete. Following a meeting of international heritage conservation professionals in 2013, the need for recent, thorough, and well-vetted case studies on conserving twentieth century heritage became clear. This book answers that need and kicks off a new series, Conserving Modern Heritage, aimed at sharing best practices.

The projects selected represent a range of building typologies, uses, and sizes, from the high-rise housing blocks of Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation and public buildings such as London’s National Theatre to small monuments like the structures at Dudley Zoological Gardens and a sculpture by Donald Judd. The projects also represent a range of environmental and economic contexts. Some projects benefit from high levels of heritage protection and access to funding, while others have had to negotiate conservation with stringent cost limitations. All follow a rigorous conservation approach, beginning with a process of investigation and diagnosis to identify causes and target repairs, balanced with conservation requirements to preserve significance.

Catherine Croft is director of the Twentieth-Century Society and editor of C20 Magazine.

Susan Macdonald is head of Buildings and Sites at the Getty Conservation Institute and oversees the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative.

Text provided by the publisher.

To order the book, please visit: link
Event: Barcelona Architecture Week 2019 begins
9th to 19th May 2019, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, Spain.
DATE: 19/5/2019
During these days, Barcelona became the epicenter of a wide range of activities related to the world of architecture and the city. In the centenary of the foundation of the Bauhaus School of Design and Architecture, this year´s edition emphasized the legacy of the avant-garde architecture.

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe proposed a series of activities, including the presentation of the project Artists in Architecture with the debate "Heritage at risk: Single-family housing of the Modern Movement in Europe"; guided tours and activities organized by the Fondació are also planned at the Architecture Week.

For more information, please visit the website.
You can check the agenda in the website.


Book lauching: Lisbon Architectural Map 1948-2019
10th May 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 10/5/2019
The publisher A + A Books will launch the Lisbon Architecture Map 1948 - 2019, to follow the changes that have arisen in the city up to the present time. A + A publisher explains that since 2013, the year of publication of the Lisbon Architecture Guide 1948-2013, numerous changes have occurred in the city: increase of cultural equipment or interventions in collective spaces, for example. The publisher explains that the choice of the date 1948 as the temporal beginning of a modern and contemporary Architectural Map refers to the year of the 1st National Congress of Architects in Lisbon, which assembled many architects who came to affirm the principles of the Modern Movement.

A set of architectural examples, which include interior or exterior built spaces, public or private, are located and referenced in the Lisbon Architecture Map 1948-2019.

The presentation of the Lisbon Architectural Map 1948-2019 will be held on the 10th May, 6:30 p.m., at the Salão Nobre of Lisbon City Hall.  
Call for Posters: The Heritage of the Modern Olympic Games. Historic Sports Facilities between Conservation and Conversion.
Deadline: 30th June 2019
DATE: 9/11/2019
Student Poster Session at the International Conference "The Heritage of the Modern Olympic Games. Historic Sports Facilities between Conservation and Conversion." in cooperation with
ICOMOS DE, International Council on Monuments and Sites, German National Committee
DASL, Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung, Landesgruppe Bayern
BLfD, Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege
TUM, Technical University of Munich, Department of Architecture

Organized by ICOMOS AG2020 and the Professorship for Recent Building Heritage Conservation, TUM

Outline
The modern Olympic Games have to be seen as a cultural and historical legacy of the 20th century of global significance. As a gathering of the youth of the world, the Olympics did not only promote modern sport, athletic competition and spectacle, but also the idea of international understanding, confraternity, joy, and, most of all, peace. Still, the Games instrumental and commercial implications add an ambivalent notion to these noble goals. In November 2019, the ICOMOS International Conference "The Heritage of the Modern Olympic Games" will discuss the material and immaterial legacy of the modern Olympic Games in Munich, the place of the Olympics of 1972.
The cultural and historic value of the former sites of the Olympic Games is without doubt. Most of the sites are recognized and protected as historic ensembles or individual monuments. However, the Olympics are not to be reduced to the famous stadiums, sports facilities, Olympic villages and parks. The events led to the construction and installation of numerous buildings, art works and infrastructures, which changed the appearance and workings of the respective guest cities, but are hardly appreciated as integral and original part of the Olympic heritage today. We think it is worth to direct attention to these smaller and less known objects and to assess them as part of the broader historic context as well as individual cultural accomplishments. What happened with these objects specifically after the games where closed? What potential do they bear to tell a more detailed, more complex or altogether different story of the modern Olympic Games than the wellknown iconic big buildings? In which way should we treat these objects as we are embracing our heritage? And what, by extension, could be our role as the emerging generation of care-takers in regard to the legacy of the late 20th century generally?

As part of the ICOMOS conference, we call for the submission of poster proposals for an exhibition and presentation which will take place in the context of scientific conference. We ask for contributions which are focused on individual objects, be them architecture, infrastructure, art, public installations or design. Based on the identification and assessment of their cultural and historic significance, and the documentation of their current state, posters should focus on, but are not limited to the following:
1) public awareness and recognition,
2) materiality and structural condition, or
3) possibilities of conservation-restoration or conversion.

The Call for Posters is explicitly addressing graduate and postgraduate / doctoral students, as well as young professionals (up to 5 years after graduation) in the field of architecture, art history, conservation-restoration, contemporary history, cultural heritage studies, design history, landscape architecture and its history, structural engineering, urban planning, but is open to any field of study.

Deadlines and Dates
June 31, 2019  - Submission of poster proposal (short description of suggested object and topic, 300 words max, short CV)
July 31, 2019  - Review of abstracts and notification to authors
October 18, 2019  - Digital submission deadline (in print, DIN A1 upright and digital as pdf for presentation, template will be provided)  
November 6, 2019  - Submission and hanging of printed posters
November 7-9, 2019  - Poster exhibition
November 9, 2019  - Poster presentation (3min presentation and 5min discussion for each poster)

To know more, please see the PDF below.
International Congress: Bauhaus and Greece: The New Idea of Synthesis in Art and Architecture
30th May - 1st June 2019, Benaki Museum and Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
DATE: 1/6/2019
On the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, the Athens School of Fine Arts and the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart organized an international congress entitled Bauhaus and Greece: The New Idea of Synthesis in Art and Architecture. The congress was held at the Benaki Museum and the Athens School of Fine Arts on 30 May - 1 June 2019.

The 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, this important event for the arts, architecture and art education, provided the setting for numerous festive events worldwide.
The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 on the ruins of the First World War and under the dramatic circumstances of the Weimar Republic, which, like the Bauhaus, remained alive until the Nazi dictatorship in 1933. The Bauhaus is therefore a unique, non-repeatable educational and cultural experience of the European interwar period.
In the 14 years of its eventful history, the school contributed decisively to the shaping of artistic and aesthetic orientations in the 20th century and, as a "classical" variant of our modern tradition, forms a fundamental point of reference up to the present day. However, the Bauhaus was not only a laboratory of industrial design and production and the development of a "machine style", but also formed the framework for multiple ideological approaches and political orientations with a view to creating a new social unity that would result in a new humanism.
The Bauhaus was not one, but many, hence its aftermath as a point of reference and source of study and inspiration. This is the main motive of the Athens Conference. Two topics will be dealt with in the three days of the meeting: The first topic is the Bauhaus reception in Greece and other countries before and after the Second World War. In the special case of Greece, the influences of modern European culture on the arts, architecture and art education during these periods will be discussed. The second topic is about other international initiatives that directly or indirectly referred to the Bauhaus or even aimed at its re-founding, such as the project of Mendelsohn, Wijdeveld and Ozenfant to create a Mediterranean Academy, the Black Mountain College in North Carolina, the New Bauhaus in Chicago, the "White City" of Tel Aviv, the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm and others.

About 65 congress participants from Greece and abroad had contributed to these topics. Invited guests from the fields of art and architectural history had addressed the character and significance of lesser-known aspects of Bauhaus history.
In August 1923, on the occasion of the first major Bauhaus exhibition in Weimar, two concerts with works of modern "classical" music by avantgarde composers of the time such as Ernst Krenek, Paul Hindemith, Ferruccio Busoni and Igor Stravinsky took place. It was, so to speak, a musical counterpart of the Bauhaus, on the basis of a musical paradigm that would later be branded as "degenerate". These concerts were performed again in the Benaki Museum in the evening, in conclusion of each congress day. The last evening were dedicated to the jazz music of that time, which was known to be one of the musical preferences at the Bauhaus. The artistic director of the Athens Bauhaus evenings was conductor George Petrou. The concerts were organized under the support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens and Schwarz Foundation.

The "Greek contribution" to the Athens Congress was rounded off with a new edition of the most important interwar publication on modern Greek architecture. It is the now legendary, extremely rare volume New School Buildings, a documentation of the structures widely known as "Papandreou´s Schools" of the second Venizelos government period (1928-1932), which Patroklos Karantinos edited in 1938. Spread across the country, these schools, where several generations of pupils were educated, are the clearest and most revealing testimony to the desire for modernisation and the intensity with which the messages of modern European architectural culture were incorporated into Greece in the 1930s. The book is published by Kapon Editions, thanks to an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

A three-day intensive, multi-faceted festival programme with scholarly, editorial and artistic aspects was expected, a contribution to the outstanding importance of the event.

To know more, please visit: website
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Call for Papers: Joelho nº10: Team 10: Debate and Media in Portugal and Spain
Deadline for full paper submission: 17th June 2019
DATE: 17/6/2016
Guest Editors: Nuno Correia, Pedro Baía, Carolina B. García Estévez

For issue nº10, the journal Joelho will be published in association with the International Conference "Team Ten Farwest: Critical Revision of the Modern Movement in the Iberian Peninsula, 1953-1981", which will be held in FAUP - Porto University School of Architecture, in 28-30 November 2019 — the year that marks the 60th anniversary of the last CIAM Meeting of 1959, in Otterlo.

For the preparation of this Conference, two preliminary meetings were held, where several contributions of Portuguese and Spanish researchers were presented — in Guimarães, December 2017, and Barcelona, June 2018. These different historiographical perspectives were centred on subjects like the protagonists, the processes, architectural works, urbanism, and representation; from anthropology to cinema, from pedagogy to research, from architectural language to theory, from housing to tourism, from image to criticism.

Joelho 10, guest edited by Nuno Correia, Pedro Baía, Carolina B. García Estévez, proposes to deepen the knowledge about the means of diffusion in the Iberian Peninsula on the ideas coming out of the Team 10 meetings held in Europe between 1953 and 1981.

CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposed articles to be published in Joelho 10 should be focused on the following topics:

Debate — A series of meetings, exhibitions and congresses took place in Portugal and Spain in order to discuss the housing problem and the growth of cities, thus reflecting the debate that was taking place in Team 10 meetings, even when the main theme of those events was not the debate produced by Team 10 itself.

Media — In general, architectural magazines were one of the main medias to spread Team 10 message. Both in Portugal and Spain, different kinds of periodicals kept giving news of the debate generated in those Team 10 meetings and publishing the works of some of their protagonists. However, publications in all forms are suggested for further exploration and debate, such as: architectural magazines, books, manifestos, television shows, radio programmes or documentaries.

Protagonists — There are also many groups or individual personalities who helped to spread and criticize Team 10 ideas and projects. In order to frame the reception and diffusion of Team 10 ideas through Portugal and Spain, it is suggested to recover the influence of the most important contacts between Iberian protagonists and Team 10 members.

GUIDELINES
— We welcome full papers in English, up to 4000 words, APA style, which should include the title of the proposal article, the footnotes and an abstract with 250 words.
— Full Articles will be blind peer reviewed.
— Proposals must be submitted in Word (.doc format) in the Joelho website.
— For any question about the submission of the proposal articles or any problems using the link, please email the guest editors at teamtenfarwest@gmail.com

CALENDAR
Call for papers opening — 17 March 2019
Deadline for full paper submission — 17 June 2019
Notification of acceptance and papers review — 17 July 2019
Final full paper submission — 2 September 2019
Team Ten Farwest Conference — 28-30 November 2019

To know more, please visit website or download the pdf below.

Event: 2nd Course Arquitetos de Lisboa: Anos 20 do século XIX – Anos 50 do século XX
3rd May to 5th June 2019, Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 5/6/2019
The 2nd course Arquitetos de Lisboa: Anos 20 do século XIX - Anos 50 do século XX (Lisbon Architects: the 20´s of the 19th century – the 50´s of the 20th century) is composed of seminars and will take place from May 3rd to June 5th, 2019, between 17:30 and 19:30, at the Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa. 
Aiming to a better understand of Architecture in Portugal, twelve lectures are organized to study relevant projects in the municipality of Lisbon from the mentioned period. 

Entrance is free, conditioned to the seats in the auditorium.

Venue:
Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa
Rua Viriato, 13
Picoas Plaza
Núcleo 6E, 1º
Lisboa, Portugal

For more information, please download the pdf below.
Event: Cities in Asia Summer Program: Studio Singapore-Shanghai, June 24th to July 16th
24th June to 16th July 2019 (Singapore: June 24 – July 4 | Shanghai: July 6 – 16)
DATE: 16/7/2019
"The International Summer Programme in Architecture: Cities in Asia (Studio Singapore-Shanghai) is a three-week credit-bearing course organised by the HKU Department of Architecture. Founded in 2010, it is an annual design and research studio that travels to multiple cities in Asia. Taught by a diverse group of faculty members from HKU and speakers from internationally renowned universities and independent research groups, the course offers participants an unrivaled learning experience within Asia’s most dynamic contexts.

This year, the programme will travel to the cities of Singapore and Shanghai. In particular, students would study the effects of industry, manufacturing and other forms of production, and their adjacency to requisite urban functions such as housing and commerce. These forms of production have new appearances as late-industrial or post-industrial forms, because of their strategic importance and complex organisation within the highly urbanised contexts.

Through this course, students will focus on different urban environments and building typologies, especially in the way they resist and subvert, or become mutated or subsumed by the highly transformative urban conditions today. The studio and seminar assignments would be based on the examination and re-invention of a number of these building types, seeking out strategies of cooperation, exploitation, adaptation, and even conflict. Students will have the benefit of visiting unique areas of the city under-going massive change, exploring and discussing broad-ranging issues through historical and theoretical concepts in identity, post-colonialism, nationalism and globalisation. Learning activities include lectures, seminars, studio crits, field work, visits to experimental practices and sites, and forums for active discussions."

This event description is available on the website, where is also available more information about the event.

Publication: Les Grands Ensembles: Patrimoines en devenir
by Rachid Kaddour, published by Publications de l´Université de Saint-Etienne, France, 2019
DATE: 26/4/2019
Les Grands ensembles : Patrimoines en devenir. Crhoniques de la valorisation, dévalorisation et revalorisation d´opérations exemplaires à Saint-Etienne.

This book takes as objects of reflection large exemplary sets: those of the southeast of Saint-Étienne. Beaulieu, counting among the series of six, which in 1953 launches major French ensembles, is now labelled Heritage twentieth century. Its neighbour Montchovet knew almost all the political devices of the city, including the demolition in 2000 of the Chinese Wall, an unavoidable building in the Saint-Etienne landscape. A return on the history of urban policies and the settlement of these ensembles, coupled with a reading of the renovation program through the original question of heritage, in the property and cultural sense, makes it possible to explain the trend which is taking shape for the future: that of a return to the sources of social housing for the greatest number, via the valorisation of sets which are emblematic of it. In this widely illustrated column of the ensembles of the south-east of Saint-Étienne, the reflection developed on urban policies for inherited social housing and heritage-making processes is aimed at researchers as well as professionals in the HLM (Habitation à Loyer Modéré, rent-controlled housing) movement and housing and as cultural heritage management professionals. Fans of urban history will be able to (re)discover essential but little known neighborhoods of Saint-Étienne.

Text provided by the publisher.
Article: Bauhaus at 100
By Jade-Snow Joachim, Alex Marshall, Josephine Sedgwick and Eden Weingart, The New York Times, April 18, 2019
DATE: 18/4/2019
The article "Bauhaus at 100", by Jade-Snow Joachim, Alex Marshall, Josephine Sedgwick and Eden Weingart, written on The New York Times website presents the impact of the Bauhaus on different parts of the world, while celebrating its 100th anniversary. 

"In April 1919, the architect Walter Gropius founded one of the most influential art and design schools ever: the Bauhaus." (...) "The school changed everything from furniture to graphic design. But the Bauhaus’s biggest legacy is in architecture."

See the full article: website
Event: MantovArchitettura 2019
9th May – 6th June 2019, Polo Territoriale di Mantova, Mantova, Italy
DATE: 6/6/2019
In May 2019 the Politecnico di Milano – Mantova Campus is organizing the recurring cultural event called MantovArchitettura. The initiative revolves around a rich programme of exhibitions, workshops, conferences and meetings with the protagonists of the international architecture culture. This year, the event will take place from 9th May to 6th June. 

For more information, please visit the website
To see the full program please download the PDF attached below. [Italian]
Events: Reading Pavilion – open day Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
April 23th 2019, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 23/4/2019
The Mies van der Rohe Pavilion for Sant Jordi becomes again the Reading Pavilion.

The Mies van der Rohe Pavilion invites the public to enjoy an open day to celebrate and share culture. They would like all to come and read in the Pavilion, to enjoy its architecture, to browse the publications of the interventions that have been made over time in the Pavilion and to know the great selection of architecture books and the novelties that we have in the bookstore.

During this day the public can see the Pavilion in a different way since, apart from being open the garden gate so that you can cross the space in the way it was originally thought.

Between 4 and 6 in the afternoon, Anna and Eugeni Bach will be in the Pavilion and the public can get a signed copy of their last publication Mies Missing Materiality. In addition, throughout the day, everybody can also customizeLeuchtturm´s notebooks by engraving a name on the cover.

Text provided by Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Foundation.

For more information, please visit the website.
Call for Papers: Histories of Postwar Architecture – Mass Media and the International Spread of Post-war Architecture
Deadline for abstracts: 15th July 2019
DATE: 15/7/2019
This monograph edition of the journal HPA attempts to map the international spread processes of architectural culture in the mass media after the Second World War, taking the period 1945-1960 as a traditional time framework.

It focuses on how certain ideas about the city and contemporary architecture which were diffused through periodical publications, exhibitions and conferences, by analysing some monographic case studies in an attempt to answer some essential questions: 

How was an architectural and/or urban project linked to a specific framework, presented in the international context through state, professional and educational channels -be they either institutional or otherwise?

How did it happen in a period of radical cultural reconstruction and fundamental disciplinary redefinition? 

And vice versa: how was the same project interpreted from the point of view of foreign establishment? 

How did the vision “from within” and the perspectives “from outside” interact?

The aim is to analyse the reality based on some prominent manifestations of architectural culture and to study the existing interrelations, not only between politics and culture, but also between the different disciplines at play, such as: architecture, urbanism, art and culture. In order to deepen knowledge on the institutions that promoted these initiatives, who directed and worked on them, the type of selections they made and the strategies pursued -aspects that define some specific political and intellectual trends.

To know more, please visit website or download the pdf below.
Conference: 2nd Ibero-American Congress of Urban History
25th to 29th November 2019, Universidad Nacional do México UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
DATE: 25/11/2019
The II Congresso Iberoamericano de História Urbana [Ibero-American Congress of Urban History], organized by the Associação Ibero-americana de Historia Urbana [Ibero-American Association of Urban History], will be held at the Universidad Nacional de Mexico, in Mexico City, from November 25th to 29th, 2019.

Description provided by the organization.
General theme: "Cities: the Latin America urban processes in its history"

"Faced with the multiple meanings with which it is possible to define it, the city is inserted into history as one of the greatest creations of human civilization, because in its population, space and territory converge and flow at the same time the processes of historical change that the articulate as a material, social, economic, environmental and cultural artefacts with diverse historical densities in the world and in time. In Latin America the change global processes of the society´s main structures have acquired great historical depth, not only because their temporary depth, but also because the dense and complex socio-environmental and cultural diversity that has shaped the identity of their cities and the dynamics of their urban processes. Through its urban language Ibero-American cities have woven spaces, environments, territories, societies and cultures that have united and unite historical experiences that recover their past and others that project their future with uncertainty. On the other hand, when conceiving the city as a whole and not as another object of reality, Henri Lefebvre bequeathed us the recognition that it is not susceptible to being studied by a particular science or method, for which reason it is necessary to develop a methodological relativism and an epistemological pluralism to assume this assignment. Thus, the city and its historical change processes constitute a problematic to unravel whose keys are manifested in the historical contradictions between the urban space and its contents, which may well be symbolic, political, economic, social and cultural."

For more information, please visit the website.


Open calls: The organizers of table 14, whose theme is "From the office to the large general hospital, the urban scales of architecture for health in Latin America," will accept submissions of papers until April 22nd, 2019.

For more information about this discussion table, please download the pdf below. [Portuguese]
Events: Texas celebrates Modern Month
April 2019, Texas, US
DATE: 18/4/2019
The Houston Mod, a non-profit membership organisation dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas, is promoting the 10th annual MODern Month in April 2019 to celebrate modernism in Texas throughout the month of April.
Each event, hosted by Houston Mod or one of their favourite organizations, can be an opportunity to celebrate modern architecture, art and/or design.

For more information, please visit the website.
The list of events is available here.
Award: Prémio Nuno Teotónio Pereira 2019
Deadline for applications: May 31st 2019
DATE: 31/5/2019
The applications for the 2019´s year edition of the Nuno Teotónio Pereira Prize, awarded by the Instituto da Habitação e da Reabilitação Urbana [Institute of Housing and Urban Rehabilitation], are open. The Prize is considered the oldest prestigious distinction in the housing sector and is divided into two segments: Urban Rehabilitation and Scientific Production Work.

The Urban Rehabilitation segment is structured in four categories:
Residential building rehabilitation;
Equipment building rehabilitation;
Urban rehabilitation;
Public space rehabilitation or requalification.

The Scientific Production Work segment is structured in two categories:
PhD thesis;
Master Thesis.

Applications will be open until May 31st and must be instructed through the forms available in the Housing Portal website.

For any additional information, please consult: link [Portuguese]

The regulation can be found in the pdf below [Portuguese]
Notre Dame Cathedral
15th May 2019, Île de la Cité, Paris, France
DATE: 16/4/2019
On the afternoon of 15th of May, a fire started to spread through the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral, in the île de la Cité, in Paris. Only 15 hours after were the firefighters able to completely extinguish the flames.

According to the newspaper The Guardian: "The fire, which had started at the base of the 93-metre spire at about 6.40pm on Monday, spread through the cathedral’s ribbed roof, made up of hundreds of oak beams, some dating back to the 13th century". The central spire entirely caught on fire and ended up collapsing inside the nave. 

Regarding some of the artifacts held at Notre Dame Cathedral, The Guardian states: "The culture minister, Franck Riester, said religious relics saved from the cathedral, including the Crown of Thorns and Saint Louis’s tunic, were being securely held at the Hôtel de Ville, and works of art that sustained smoke damage were being taken to the Louvre where they would be dried out, restored and stored."

"Sixteen copper statues that decorated the spire, representing the 12 apostles and four evangelists, had been removed for restoration only a few days before the fire. Relics at the top of the spire are believed lost as the spire was destroyed."

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has announced that France will launch an international architectural competition to redesign the roofline of Notre Dame Cathedral.

The construction of the church began in 1160 and lasted for over a century. Many were there alterations and additions that turned this building into the gothic architectural icon it is known as today. 
This monument has earned a space in humanity´s imaginarium and memory, surviving the test of time, and participating in several important events. In agreement with the words of UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay: 

“Notre Dame represents a historically, architecturally, and spiritually, outstanding universal heritage. It is also a monument of literary heritage, a place that is unique in our collective imagination. Heritage of the French but also of humanity as a whole. This drama reminds us of the power of heritage that connects us to one another. We are receiving messages of support from all over the world.”

In the awake of yesterday´s sad events, Docomomo International stands in solidarity with France, with all the congregation of the Notre Dame Cathedral and all the admirers of this cathedral that still stands as a unique example of Universal Heritage. 
Docomomo International trusts that, although it might take a while, a sucessful rehabilitation will be carried out and the Notre Dame Cathedral will be once again a space of religious and cultural worship.

The Guardian´s full article: link

Photo credit: Zuffe, 2009. CC BY-SA 3.0
Award: the Carnet C10 Project is one of finalists in the AZ Awards
Winners announcement in 21st June 2019
DATE: 21/6/2019
The project Carnet C10 – Instalação no Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar [Installation in the Serra do Pilar Monastery], by Marta Sequeira and Pedro Matos Gameiro with Carlos Machado e Moura, is one of the four finalists in the Ephemeral Architecture category of the 9th AZ Awards.

In June 2017, an open class from a renowned specialist in Corbusian studies, Xavier Monteys, took place in this installation which was included in the cycle of classes entitled "Le Corbusier and the Drawing". This cycle, an initiative of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto in partnership with the Le Corbusier Foundation, took place between January and July of 2017 and was dedicated to the theoretical and practical study of the Drawing on Le Corbusier.

The 9th AZ Award edition received 1175 applications from around 50 different countries. The public announcement of the winners is scheduled for June 21st in Toronto, Canada.

To know more, please visit: website
Award: Valmor Award 2017 Results
11th April 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 16/4/2019
On the last 11th April 2019, the winners of the Prémio Valmor [Valmor Award] 2017 were awarded by the Municipality of Lisbon, Portugal.

The headquarters of EDP and the Lisbon Cruise Terminal, designed by the ateliers of the architects Aires Mateus and Carrilho da Graça, respectively, are the winners of the Prémio Valmor and Municipal Architecture Award for the year 2017. Docomomo International congratulates both architects, Manuel Aires Mateus and Carrilho da Graça, for Prémio Valmor 2017.

Prémio Valmor 2017
Headquarters of EDP by Manuel Aires Mateus
Lisbon Cruise Terminal by João Luís Carrilho da Graça

Honourable Mentions 2017
Palacete de Santa Catarina
by Teresa Nunes da Ponte
Lisbon Stone Block by Souza Oliveira
House in Alfama
by Matos Gameiro Architects
Largo de Santos project and adjacent roads by João Almeida and Luís Torgal, from 92 Arquitectos, and the landscape architect Victor Beiramar Diniz

More details: website [Portuguese]
Publication: Eileen Gray - Her Work and Her World
by Jennifer Goff, published by Irish Academic Press, Kildare, 2014
DATE: 16/4/2019
Eileen Gray - Her Work and Her World

The renowned and highly influential architect, furniture-maker, interior designer and photographer Eileen Gray was born in Ireland and remained throughout her life an Irishwoman at heart. An elusive figure, her interior world has never before been observed as closely as in this ground-breaking study of her work, philosophy and inner circle of fellow artists.
Jennifer Goff expertly blends art history and biography to create a stunning ensemble, offering a clear beacon of light into truly understanding Gray – the woman and the professional. Gray was a self-taught polymath and her work was multi-functional, user-friendly, ready for mass production yet succinctly unique, and her designs show great technical virtuosity. Her expertise in lacquer work and carpet design, often overlooked, is given due attention in this book, as is her fascinating relationship with the architect Le Corbusier and many other compelling and complex relationships. The book also offers rare insights into Gray’s early years as an artist.
The primary source material for this book is drawn from the Eileen Gray collection at the National Museum of Ireland and its wealth of documentation, correspondence, personal archives, photographs and oral history.

Text provided by the publisher.

To order the book, please visit: link
Call for Papers: Shifting Values – Processes, Strategies and Conflicts in the Built Environment
Deadline for abstracts: 15th May 2019
DATE: 15/5/2019
Valuating the built environment is always part of a process of valuation influenced by political, economic and social circumstances. With the fifth interdisciplinary colloquium at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, 25th –29th September 2019, in Cottbus, the Research Training Group 1913 Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings will focus specifically on the changing valuation of the built environment.

At the interdisciplinary colloquium, processes of value appropriation, value internalisation and the (individual) formation of values will be discussed using specific examples from construction and planning history. These processes can range from antiquity to the present time and should be discussed using an interdisciplinary approach. The colloquium would like to specifically engage disciplines such as archeology, architecture, construction history, architectural conservation, engineering, art history, sociology of space, urban and regional planning.

The research interest of the conference regarding PHENOMENA, PROCESSES, STRATEGIES, and CONFLICTS in value shift in the built environment are outlined by the following cross-disciplinary questions:

– Is it values that are shifting or rather value attributions?
– Which historic, social, political, and economical influences or scientific findings change the societal consensus about what is valuable?
– What are the processes and dynamics evident in value shifts?
– How can the tension between individual and societal shifts in values be described?
– What are the roles taken on by different agents (subjects and objects) and mediating instruments in the process of shifting values?
– How do interest and opinion groups use strategies and instruments to affect a change in values?
– How are conflicting values being dealt with?
– Do compromises in value attributions always mean a de-valuation on the one side and an up-valuation on the other or is there scope for a win-win value?

The colloquium organizers welcome abstracts in German or English for presentations (max. 20 minutes long), commenting on the issues described. Please submit your abstract (max. 2500 characters) with a short CV (max. 500 characters) by 15 May 2019.

To know more, please visit website

Photo by Th.cb, CC BY-SA 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org
Publication: Alvar Aalto Libraries
by Jari and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen, published by Rakennustieto Oy, 2018
DATE: 10/4/2019
Alvar Aalto Libraries presents all nineteen of Alvar Aalto’s completed libraries as well as the Academic Bookstore in Helsinki. Chronologically, the completed buildings range from Viipuri Library in the 1930s to Alajärvi Library in the 1990s, which was built after Aalto’s death.
Aalto’s libraries have served various needs, for instance, as part of larger administrative, institutional or cultural centres. A significant group is the public libraries, such as those in Seinäjoki, Rovaniemi and Wolfsburg. Another significant group, which includes the libraries at the University of Jyväskylä, Aalto University and the Mount Angel monastery, are his scholarly libraries. The libraries in Aalto-designed private houses, such as Villa Mairea and Maison Louis Carré, offered their owners a tranquil work environment. In addition to describing how the buildings first came about, the book also describes the changes in use that the libraries have undergone over the decades.

Jari Jetsonen’s colour photos – most of them taken especially for this book – and Aalto’s original drawings, reveal the dramatic, yet intimate, atmosphere of each library. Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen’s presentations for each of the libraries and her short description of Aalto’s “library landscapes” is complemented by Teija Isohauta’s essay on Aalto’s unrealised library projects.

The foreword to the book has been written by distinguished British architecture historian Professor Kenneth Frampton.

Text provided by the publisher.

To purchase the book, please visit: link
Publication: Alvar Aalto Homes
by Jari and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen, published by Rakennustieto Oy, 2018
DATE: 10/4/2019
Our entire culture rests on the nature of our dwellings, stated Alvar Aalto in a lecture he delivered in Munich in 1957. During the course of a career spanning over 50 years, Aalto designed a total of nearly 100 single-family houses, apartments blocks, student dormitories and summer homes. Many of them are architectural gems, in which his thoughts about dwelling and architecture converge. Aalto considered experimental building to be very important: in his opinion, there should always be an opportunity for experimentation in every project, for it is only in that way that architecture can be promoted and quality improved for the good of the ‘little man’.

Alvar Aalto Homes presents 30 homes designed by Aalto from the 1920s to the end of the 1960s built in Finland, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Estonia and France – many of them well-known buildings but also those rarely if ever presented. Among them are the fabled Villa Mairea and Maison Louis Carré, a modest standard house built for ex-servicemen and compact apartment blocks and row houses such as the Standard terrace housing in Kauttua, Finland, the Typpi Oy row house in Oulu, Finland and the Neue Vahr apartment building in Bremen, Germany. Aalto’s own house in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki, and his summer home, the so-called Experimental House in Muuratsalo, reveal the intimate side of the Aalto family’s life as well as the endless experiments with which Aalto tested his ideas.

Jari Jetsonen’s fine full-colour pictures – many of them taken especially for this book – and Aalto’s original drawings beautifully convey the special features of each house. Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen’s descriptions of the homes are complimented by Jussi Rautsi’s essay that tells the story about the wonderful Aalto partnerships: Alvar and his spouses Aino and Elissa. The foreword to the book has been written by esteemed Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.

Text provided by the publisher.

To purchase the book, please visit: Link
Award: Federico Maggia 2019
Proclamation of the winner, award ceremony and inauguration of the exhibition: 3rd October 2019
DATE: 3/10/2019
Visions and Change. Young designers building ideas

With the launch of the competition, the 2019 edition of the Federico Maggia Prize is launched, which aims to promote the confrontation between young designers by stimulating new visions on the existing spaces of the area of Biella, Italy.

The path, started in 2013 with "Industrie Dismesse. Young designers building ideas", which focused on the wool factory of Maurizio Sella, and later, in 2015, expanded to the landscape, urban and cultural context with "Industrial landscapes. Young designers building ideas", in order to spread across provincial areas.

To give consistency to the process and encourage a virtuous and closer connection between the Prize and the territory, a participatory system was introduced for the choice of areas of intervention which, for the 2019 edition, will be identified and proposed by external parties through a public notice or alternatively indicated by the same competitors admitted to the selection.

Conditions:
The Prize is reserved for individuals or groups of 2 to 4 members, graduates in Engineering and Architecture, born after May 5th, 1989, residing in Italy. 
Participants should pay particular attention to the issue of environmental sustainability with the possibility of integration of other subjects in deepening the theme.

Jury:
Chair of Jury - architect Mario Botta
Nino Cerruti (designer and president of Lanificio Cerruti)
Yves Nacher (director of the forum d´Urbanisme et d´Architecture in Nice)
Gianni Massa (deputy chairman of the National Council of Engineers)
Marina Salamon (entrepreneur) 
Marco Trisciuoglio (Professor of Politecnico di Torino)

Prize:
The jury will award the Maggia Prize 2019 worth 10,000 euros and two mentions.

Important dates:
5th May: deadline for applications and closing public notice
31st May: publication of the 10 finalists and areas of intervention
7th June: presentation of the areas of intervention and inspections
10th June - 5th July: period for the collection of electronic questions
10th July: answers to the telematic questions
14th - 22nd September: exhibition setup
3rd October: proclamation of the winner, award ceremony and inauguration of the exhibition
4th November: closing of the exhibition

To know more, please visit: website [Italian]
Book launch: The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address
10th April 2019, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
DATE: 10/5/2019
The MAXXI museum, in Rome, will be holding a book launch for "The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address", by Joseph Rodota, on the 10th of April.

The launch of this publication, which shines a light on Luigi Moretti´s Watergate complex in Washington D.C. and its residents, will count with the participation of Joseph Rodota, the author of the book; Emma Tagliacollo, from Docomomo Italy and Anthony Majanlahti, historian and critic.

"The Watergate complex was built by the Italian company Società Generale Immobiliare to the designs of the Italian architect Luigi Moretti, one of the most inventive and widely admired Italian rationalist architects of the fascist period. From its inauguration in 1965, the Watergate building was one of Washington’s most fashionable addresses, a refuge for the most powerful brokers of both political parties and the epicentre of a scandal that led to the downfall of a president.
In Watergate the writer and political consultant Joseph Rodota paints a vivid portrait of this iconic building and describes the dynamic figures that have inhabited it. The Watergate residents – an intriguing cast of politicians, journalists, socialites and spies – have been at the centre of American political storms for half a century."
Text by MAXXI

Venue: 
Carlo Scarpa Room, MAXXI, Rome, Italy

The event will be partially in english and it´s admission free, subject to availability of places.

To know more, please visit: website
Event: (Sub) Urban Tropicality - urban challenges in the tropical zone
5th - 8th December 2019, Brisbane, Australia
DATE: 8/12/2019
The conference (Sub)-Urban Tropic-ality is the 7th meeting of iNTA (International Network of Tropical Architecture) and it will be hosted by the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, between the 5th and the 8th December 2019. 

The iNTA is a networking platform for international researchers and practitioners to collaborate and learn from each other about problems and solutions pertaining to architecture and urban design in the tropical (and sub-tropical) regions. The network, which addresses issues arising from the interaction between climatic and natural conditions of the tropical (and sub- tropical) regions and various local specifics of culture, urban fabric and technology in the formation of architectural and urban environments, was founded in Singapore in 2004 by academics at the National University of Singapore.

Tropical Architecture refers to constructed architectural and urban environments relating the climatic and natural conditions of the tropical (and sub- tropical) regions, and interacting with various local specifics of culture, urban fabric and technology. Contributions to the following conference streams are sought:
1. Tropical Urbanism 
2. Tropical Architecture: Contemporary Tropical-isms
3. Narratives of Disease, Discomfort, Development and Disaster: Reconsidering Tropical Architecture and Urbanism 
4. Historic Urban Landscapes and Tropicality

Important Dates:
Abstract deadline: 26 April 2019
Submission of full papers for review: 26 July 2019
Submission of final papers for publication: 18 October 2019

To know more please visit: website
Event: International Conference: Impact! From Bauhaus to IKEA
From 30th September to 2nd October 2019, Sydney, Australia
DATE: 2/10/2019
International Conference presented by the School of Design, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), IKEA x UTS Future Living Lab and the Goethe Institute, taking place at UTS, Sydney, from the 30th September until 2nd October.

One hundred years after its founding in Weimar, this conference traces the transnational impact of the Bauhaus on the history of the future of design. As a workshop of modernity and a laboratory of the future, the Bauhaus changed everyday life through design: from single objects to buildings and cities. The Bauhaus set into motion a democratisation of design that is reflected today in all aspects of the objects we use and the spaces we live in. 
Impact! From Bauhaus to IKEA examines historical and contemporary design theories, philosophies and practices of making into the future.

The conference welcomes papers from a wide range of historic and contemporary perspectives, including design theory, architecture, interior architecture, product design, design school pedagogy, art history, visual and textile studies.

Thematic Sections:
  • Impact on Future Living: Designing for tomorrow; Representing and Exhibiting Future Living/Staging the Domestic; New Technologies
  • Impact on Making: Co-Design; Design for Manufacture; Tacit Knowledge as Research
  • Impact on Pedagogy: Rethinking the Studio Model; Expanding Knowledge: Beyond the Institution; Role of Participation in Design Education
  • Impact on Society: Democratic Design; Global Thinking – Hyperlocal Practices; Social Design
Please submit a 300-word abstract referring to one of the four thematic sections and sub-sections and a 100-word biography by 3rd May 2019.

Other dates:
15th May - Acceptance notification
15th August - Full paper submission

To know more, please visit: website
Event: International Conference Mies van der Rohe. The Architecture of the city
18th and 19th October 2019, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
DATE: 19/10/2019
On the 50th anniversary of the death of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Politecnico di Milano, the AUIC School of Architecture and the ABC Department would like to commemorate the Master through an exhibition and an international conference.

The Conference will be held in Politecnico di Milano, Milan, on the 18th and 19th October 2019, and it will focus on the theoretical-design aspects of the complex relationship between architecture and the city in Mies´s work which includes the contribution of invited experts who themselves have operatively interacted with the built workof Mies.

The Conference involves also the participation of architects and selected researchers with an open call for papers.
The peer review will include two stages: abstract submission and, subsequently, full paper submission (subject to a double peer review process).
Abstract were due by 11.59 pm Italian time, 7th April, 2019.

For more information please visit: website
Competition: Vilnius National Concert Hall
Deadline for submissions: 25th June 2019
DATE: 25/6/2019
The UIA is endorsing the international architectural design competition for the National Concert Hall in Vilnius, Lithuania. Architects from all over the world are invited to design one of the most important future spaces in the capital city of Lithuania and to submit their proposals to the Vilnius City Municipality. 

Participants are invited to design a building with two concert halls, spaces for lounge bars, a spacious lobby with a view of the city and an area for any other cultural activities.

The architectural competition is organised by the Lithuanian Union of Architects on behalf on the Vilnius City Municipal Administration in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.

Timetable
  • 18 February 2019: Competition launch
  • 19 June 2019: Deadline for Questions and Answers
  • 25 June 2019: Submission deadline
  • September 2019: Announcement of results
  • September 2019: Public exhibition
Submission

The submission deadline is set for 25th June 2019.

For more information, visit the competition website.
Manuel Graça Dias (1953-2019)
Manuel Graça Dias passed away on 24th March 2019
DATE: 25/3/2019
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the great Portuguese architect, Manuel Graça Dias, to his family and friends. 

Graduated in Architecture from ESBAL in 1977, Manuel Graça Dias was invited Auxiliary Professor at FA/UTL between 1985 and 1996, Auxiliary Professor at FAUP (since 1997) and he was invited Associate Professor at DA/UAL (since1998). He lived and worked in Lisbon, where, in 1990, he created the atelier CONTEMPORÂNEA, together with Egas José Vieira.
The house restored in 1979, in Graça, Lisbon, in association with António Marques Miguel, was awarded the Valmôr Honourable Mention (1983). He also received the 1st Prize at the invitation to tender for the Portugal Pavilion at Expo´92, Seville (1989), as well as in the invitation to tender for the construction of the new headquarters of A.A.P./Banhos de S. Paulo, in Lisbon (1991), both in association with EJV.

He has written a wide variety of articles, critique and presentations regarding architecture in the specialized press (since 1978), and has been invited to a great number of conferences, both in Portugal and abroad.
Manuel Graça Dias authored a biweekly programme (VER ARTES/ARQUITECTURA) aired on TV2 (1992/1996), and collaborated with TSF broadcasting regular architecture programmes on the radio (1995/1999). He was also President of the JA, one of the bodies of the Portuguese Architect Society (2000/2004) and contributed with Architectural articles regularly to the weekly paper Expresso.

Information on the funeral ceremonies: Manuel Graça Dias will be today, 25th march, in Basílica da Estrela, Lisboa.
Awards: Architect Arata Isozaki wins the 2019 Pritzker Prize
5th March 2019
DATE: 5/3/2019
Docomomo International congratulates the architect Arata Isozaki for being announced the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner.

"Setting up his own practice in the 1960s Isozaki became the first Japanese architect to forge a deep and long-lasting relationship between East and West. Possessing a profound knowledge of architectural history and theory, and embracing the avant-garde, he never merely replicated the status quo but challenged it."

The Pritzker Prize judges highlight how "Arata Isozaki’s reach and repertoire have expanded over the years to include projects of many scales and typologies and in numerous countries."

Arata Isozaki was awarded for the path he has been tracing in architecture, since the 1960s, bringing "together East and West", and giving significance to his works.


Docomomo International wishes the very best success for the architect.

More details: website
Competition: ICOMOS Student Competition 2019
Deadline for entries: 27th September 2019
DATE: 27/9/2019
Pleas for the Preservation of Subway and Traffic Facilities of the Post-war Period

With the student competition, the organisers wish to continue the ICOMOS student competitions of 2015 "from 60 to 90" and 2017 "60plus XXL" and this time focus on the subway and traffic facilities of the post-war period. 
Analytical contributions on the significance, function and redevelopment or modernisation and transformation of listed traffic facilities are possible as well as conceptual contributions with proposals for conservation, restoration or conservation renewal and re-use.

Deadline for entries is September 27, 2019

Find more details in the PDF below [German]
Event: International Conference - The Heritage of the Modern Olympic Games
7th - 8th November 2019, Olympic Park, Munich, Germany
DATE: 8/11/2019
Based on current considerations of the city government in Munich to nominate the Olympic Ground of 1972 for the German Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites ICOMOS Germany is preparing an international conference on the 20th century heritage of the Olympic summer games in November 2019.

The International conference of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), being organised together with the City of Munich, in cooperation with the Bavarian Heritage Conservation Authority and the Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung (DASL), will be held in Munich, at the Olympic Park, on the 7th and 8th November 2019.

Titled "The Heritage of the Modern Olympic Games. Historic Sports Facilities between Conservation and Conversion", the questions of sustainability and responsibility for the preservation of the international heritage of the Olympic sports facilities will be addressed in the Olympic city of Munich, in the year before the Olympic Games of 2020 in Japan and as a follow-up of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and its motto "Sharing Heritage - Sharing Values".

The submission of abstracts and CVs is requested until 15 March 2019 to:

Deutsches Nationalkomitee von ICOMOS e.V. 
- Nicolaihaus - 
Brüderstraße 13 
10178 Berlin 
Germany 
E-mail: icomos@icomos.de 

To know more, please visit the website. [German]
Event: International Congress: Architectures for a new liturgy. Interventions on the religious heritage after Vatican II
10th-12th October 2019, Seminary of Nossa Senhora da Conceição do Porto, Porto
DATE: 12/10/2019
From the 10th to the 12th of October will be held inside the Seminary of Nossa Senhora da Conceição do Porto the 6th International Congress about Contemporary Religious Architecture.

The theme will be the interventions on the religious heritage after the Secon Vatican Council (1962-1965)
when the process of renewal of the Catholic churches began. 

"The renovation of the places of worship - of its presbyteries, but also of the baptisteries and other sacramental spaces - has hardly been treated by the scientific literature, despite its enormous importance for the old buildings. 
In these actions there are always dichotomies that provoke tensions often irresolvable: between the provisional and the definitive, between the new and the old, between what must be conserved and what the community demands, between tourist consumption and daily events, between the urban and the rural, etc. Thus, it is essential to know the criteria that support interventions, whether legal (both ecclesiastical or civil), architectural, artistic, liturgical or pastoral."

For more informations, please visit: website

Image provided by the organisation
Call: Architektúra & urbanizmus 3-4 / 2019
31st August 2019, Bratislava, Slovakia
DATE: 31/8/2019
"Export/import of modern town planning principles

The town planning of 20th century, especially in the countries under the authoritarian regimes, has left behind significant traces in the urban environment as well as in the whole landscape. 
The ambition of the thematic issue of the scientific journal A&U is to highlight the parallels and differences of the results of modern city planning in different regions of the world, with an emphasis on the ideological transfer between developing and developed countries through selected comparative studies. 
The aim of the scientific studies is to define the use of general (international) modern approaches to town planning while simultaneously highlighting local and regional (urban, national) impacts that have been reflected in the distinctive reflections of global modernity; as well as their impact on the current development and transformation of urban structures in different regions. 
The specific intention is to compare the different approaches of modern city planning and their impact on the character of spatial forms in developing and developed countries, which in the past shared similar systems of authoritarian regimes. 

Topics focusing on past trends should reflect on the following questions: 
- Which are the basic principles and practices of city planning common to developing and developed countries? Are there any shared role-models in designing urban structures? -
How does the character of the modern planning system and the form of urban structures in different regions differ with regard to local specifics? What is the departure from the “mainstream”? 
- What role did the “exported” impacts on city building in the given region play? 
- What impact has the way of educating architects and urban planners (urban and planning schools, institutions) had on the system of city planning and design?


Editors of the thematic issue: 
Lubica Vitková and Katarína Smatanová, 
Institute of Urban Design and Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava 

Contributions must be submitted by the latest on 31 August 2019 at the address of the journal editorial office architektura-urbanizmus@savba.sk. 

All contributions are evaluated by independent reviewers. 
Accepted contributions will be published in the fall issue of the journal 3-4/2019. 
Please adhere to the instructions for authors in your preparation link"

More details: PDF
For more details, please visit website
Call: International Architectural Design Competition: Knowledge and Innovation Center in Tripoli
Announcement of Winners: 28th June 2019
DATE: 7/7/2019
"The UIA is endorsing the International Architectural Design Competition for the Knowledge and Innovation Center in Tripoli, Lebanon. The competition is managed by the Lebanese Federation of Engineers and Architects on behalf of the Tripoli Special Economic Zone and the Government of the Republic of Lebanon.
The proposed construction site is located within the Rachid Karami International Fair, designed by renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in the 1960s. The Knowledge and Innovation Centre will be a business and technology park that accommodates and fosters the growth of entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs in the city of Tripoli and the surrounding region.
Its goal is to become an inclusive collaborative platform attracting companies from a wide variety of sectors.
Competition participants will be required to provide an urban and architectural concept for the Knowledge and Innovation Center that preserves and integrates the existing modern heritage buildings.

PRIZE
The prizes will be awarded as follows:
  • 1st Prize: 60,000 USD
  • 2nd Prize: 30,000 USD
  • 3rd Prize: 15,000 USD
Additionally, honourable mentions could be conferred on works of exceptional merit in a specific area of innovation or creativity. 
JURY
  1. Raya Al Hassan, Minister of Interior, Former Chairperson TSEZ, Lebanon
  2. Jad Tabet, Head, Lebanese Federation of Engineers and Architects, Beirut, Lebanon
  3. Bassam Ziadeh, Head, Order of Engineers and Architect, Tripoli, Lebanon
  4. George Kunihiro, Architect, T-Life Environmental Lab, Past President ARCASIA, Japan (UIA representative)
  5. Antonio Raffaele Riverso, Former UIA Region I Vice President, Italy (UMAR Representative)
  6. Francesco Bandarin, Former Director of World Heritage Centre and Former Assistant Director General for Culture at UNESCO, Italy
  7. Ana Tostoes, Chair, Docomomo International, Portugal
  8. Fares Dahdah, Director of the Humanities Research Center at Rice University, member of Fundação Oscar Niemeyer Board, USA
  9. Suha Ozkan, Former Secretary General of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Turkey
Alternate jurors
  1. Amale Andraos, Dean, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, USA, and advisor to the Chairperson
  2. Gustavo Utrabo, Architect, Aleph Zero, Brazil
TIMETABLE
  • 18 February 2019: Competition Launch
  • 18 March 2019: Registration Deadline
  • 15 April 2019: Deadline for Questions
  • 18 April 2019: Deadline for Answers
  • 17 June 2019: Final Submission Deadline
  • 27-28 June 2019: Jury Deliberation
  • 28 June 2019: Announcement of Winners
  • 5 July 2019: Awards Ceremony
  • 5 – 7 July 2019: Exhibition
CONTACT
For more information, visit the competition website"
Call: Artists in architecture re-activating modern European houses
2019, BOZAR, Fundació Mies van der Rohe (Barcelona) and Federico II University (Naples)
DATE: 15/5/2019
"In 2019, BOZAR, Fundació Mies van der Rohe (Barcelona) and Federico II University (Naples) will set up artist residencies in twentieth century houses across Europe where cultural figures such as artists, architects and academics have lived and met.

The residencies have been prepared during 2018 together with diverse European universities. The aim of the project is to re-activate lesser known European cultural heritage by inviting students, artists, and the general public to raise critical questions on how to preserve, adapt, and re-use modern heritage houses for the future.
Submit your proposal for a house, and contribute to a digital database of 20th century houses that will be transformed into a concrete installation in Brussels, Barcelona and Naples during the duration of the project.
Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH)."

For more information, please visit the website or download the pdf below.
Lecture: Peter Märkli
26th March 2019, Henry Le Boeuf Hall, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 26/3/2019
"Peter Märkli (1953) is considered to be one of the most significant Swiss architects of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Since 2002 he has taught architecture at the ETH in Zurich where he previously studied under his mentor Rudolf Olgiati. Märkli sees architecture as an ancient language with its own grammar. His fascination with classical order and the search for the right proportions in architecture led him to develop his own system of relations applicable to all scales.

From his Zurich studio, Märkli painstakingly designs and builds architectural projects that respect an unfailingly rigorous approach. His most famous work is La Cogiunta, a Swiss gallery that exhibits the sculptures of Hans Josephsohn, one of Märkli´s favourite artists with whom he has frequently worked. This takes the form of an art container in raw concrete designed especially for sculptures. In 2006 he designed an office building for Novartis in Basle, thereby demonstrating his rigorous architecture on a larger scale."

More information: Link and tickets
Exhibition: Alvar Aalto Medal
3rd February-5th March 2019, Gallery of the Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
DATE: 5/3/2019
The Alvar Aalto Museum´s spring exhibition celebrates the winners of the international architecture prize bearing Alvar Aalto’s name.

The medal, designed by Aalto, was established in 1967 to honour creative architectural work. The medal may be bestowed on a living person who is exceptionally accomplished in the field of creative architecture and has carried on Aalto’s legacy of sustainable, humane design. A condition for the award is respect for the timeless principle of architecture as a societal tool and a reinforcer of social relationships. 

The exhibition presents the medallists from 1967 to today. They represent a comprehensive cross-section of the developments and stylistic directions in architecture over the past half century. The award has been given to accomplished architects with uncompromising careers, but also to some who have recently risen in the international field, serving as a promising sign for these medallists’ later careers. 

Over the past 50 years, the Alvar Aalto Medal has been awarded to accomplished architects from 10 countries and being handed out 13 times.

The medal is presented by the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA, the Architectural Society, the Alvar Aalto Foundation and the City of Helsinki.
The exhibition, curated by Mari Murtoniemi, is co-produced by the Alvar Aalto Foundation and the Museum of Finnish Architecture.

The exhibition will be opened on 3rd of February 2019, in Alvar Aalto Museum, Finland.

For more information, please visit: website.

Image by: Alvar Aalto Foundation
Congress: IV International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing
20th - 22nd April 2020, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
DATE: 22/4/2020
The I International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing occurred at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC), in 2014, directed by Josep Maria Montaner and Zaida Muxí Martínez, in the context of the 10th edition of the course “Master Laboratorio de la Vivienda Sostenible del Siglo XXI (MLVSSXXI)”. From that first congress, it was proposed to organize a new one every two years. 

This initiative aims to provide students, professionals and academics dedicated to topics related to architecture and urbanism, a space of reflection, on an international basis, about collective housing and its relationship to contemporary and historical city. 

The IV International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing will be held from April 20th to 22nd, 2020, in Alghero (Sardinia), in collaboration with the Department of Architecture, Design and Uban Planning (DADU), University of Sassari. 

As in previous editions, this IV Congress will also feature complementary activities such as workshops, tours and a poster exhibition of papers related to collective housing.

The themes up for submission are:

1. Historical Reviews
2. Housing that makes city 
3. Social and Economic Issues  
4. Regulations and management
5. Projects and Typologies

The deadline for submissions was 17th April 2019.

For more information, please visit website or download the PDF below.
Conference: 7th International Scientific Conference “Modernism in Europe – modernism in Gdynia”
3rd - 5th October 2019, PPNT Conference Centre, Gdynia, Poland
DATE: 5/10/2019
The 7th international scientific conference “Modernism in Europe – modernism in Gdynia. 20th century architecture – preservation of its authenticity and integrity” will be organized by the city of Gdynia on October 3rd - 5th, 2019. As in previous years, the co-organizer of the conference will be the Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture.

The theme of the forthcoming conference will focus on issues related to the form of modernist architecture and the problems of preserving its integrity and authenticity. The contents of the conference will be supervised by the Scientific Committee constituted by prominent experts from Poland and abroad.

Abstracts can be submitted until 31st March 2019. 

Introductory information, including the schedule of the preparations, can be found in the registration form, in the PDF below.

To know more, please visit: website [Polish]
Nominations are open for the 2020 World Monuments Watch
Nominations until 1st of March, 2019
DATE: 1/3/2019
The world’s most treasured sites are sustained by individuals who are passionate about their future. That’s why we need your help.
Nominations are now open for the 2020 World Monuments Watch—a program that uses cultural heritage conservation to empower communities and improve the sustainability of their cherished sites. Every two years, with support of founding sponsor American Express, we partner with citizens, activists, and experts in the field to recognize and take action at 25 significant sites in need around the world. The result? More resilient communities, enhanced social inclusion, and new skills in the conservation field and beyond.
Could your treasured place be on the next Watch? Nominate a site or help us spread the word today.

NOMINATE NOW

Thank you for all you do to champion the world’s treasures.
With appreciation,
Lisa Ackerman
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Exhibition: Living with Water - Southern Fringe of Ljubljana
18th October 2018 - 24th March 2019, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 24/3/2019
Museum of Architecture and Design invites to its exhibition “Living with Water - Southern Fringe of Ljubljana” which represents the final act of the Living with Water project, started at 16th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2018.
The exhibition looks at alternative urban development scenarios that consider the synergetic relationships between humankind and the natural environment, as rising sea levels and melting icecaps brings the issue of living with water to the fore, extending across both local conditions and global shifts alike.

The exhibition takes place at Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana.

You can find more information here and here.

Photo credit: Milan Dinevski, Benja Pavlin
Call for Entries: 2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
Deadline for submissions: 30th April 2019
DATE: 30/4/2019
The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation recognises exemplary efforts by individuals and organisations to restore or conserve structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. It aims to encourage other property owners to undertake conservation projects within their communities, either independently or by seeking public-private partnerships.

Since 2000, the Awards have recognised 233 winners from 21 countries for their thorough understanding of the places, sound technical achievements, and significant social and policy impacts at the local, national and regional levels. By recognising these practices, the Awards have contributed to meaningful achievements in changing the conversation about what constitutes cultural heritage, who has a stake in its stewardship, and how cultural heritage can contribute to the sustainable well-being of cities, societies and the environment.

UNESCO will celebrate these 20 years of success through a regional event organised in partnership with Think City, a leading community-based urban regeneration organisation based in Malaysia. Interested young professionals and members of the public are encouraged to communicate with UNESCO Bangkok for further information via the contact details below.

Submit Your Project
The 2019 Awards is now open for entry submissions. Each entry must be submitted by 30th April 2019.

To apply for the 2019 Awards, visit this website.

Poster provided by the Organisers
Exhibition: Physics of Portuguese Heritage. Architecture and Memory
5th December 2018 - 22nd September 2019, Museum of Popular Art, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 22/9/2019
The exhibition “Físicas do Património Português. Arquitetura e Memória” [Physics of Portuguese Heritage. Architecture and Memory] was organized by the Portuguese Directorate General for Cultural Heritage and it will be held at the museum of Popular Art, in Lisbon, starting december 5th.

This exhibition aims to celebrate good examples of rehabilitation of architectural heritage in Portugal, while simultaneously reflecting on the history of heritage intervation and approaching contemporary debates.
The cases presented are split into distinct physical states of matter: Liquid, Solid and Other States. 

This exhibition was organized on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, and it was curated by Jorge Figueira, assisted by Carlos Machado e Moura, with a curatorial project by Pedro Pacheco and graphic design by R2.

For more details, please visit: website
Exhibition: A room of one´s own: Feminist questions about architecture
25th January - 19th May 2019, Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia
DATE: 19/5/2019
The Museum of Estonian Architecture, in Tallinn, is presenting the exhibition "A room of one´s own: Feminist questions about architecture".

A room and money of her own – these are two prerequisites for a woma´s self-fulfilment, so wrote Virginia Woolf almost 90 years ago. Despite this, Estonian architectural culture still seems to be completely unaware of the fact that space can also be a feminist issue. Yet feminism provides a methodology and approach that allows us to raise a wide range of questions and to see the history of Estonian architecture in the 20th century as well as contemporary practices and ways of using space in a completely different light. That is also the main purpose of the exhibition – to provide a critical and polemical tool, a means to spark discussion, rather than a place for presenting ready-made research results or pronouncing final judgements. To open up avenues for further research and discuss positions from which to reflect on architecture. 

The exhibition throws up nine questions about the specificities of architectural education and the development of the canon of Estonian architecture, the stereotypes and prejudices related to the work of women architects, the role expectations embodied in public urban space and housing, as well as spatial equality and the needs of marginal users. In interviews, practising architects from different generations share their experiences and views on these topics.

The exhibition opens 25th January 2019, at 5 p.m.

Curator: Ingrid Ruudi
Special guests: Flo Kasearu, Laura Linsi, Roland Reemaa
Spatial design: Katrin Koov                         Graphic design: Laura Pappa
Assistants: Jarmo Kauge, Tiiu Parbus (1930s)
Architectural designs and photographs: Arhitektibüroo Helmi Sakkov, Arhitektibüroo J. Okas & M. Lõoke, Arhitektibüroo Mai Šein, Arhitektuuribüroo Eek & Mutso, B210, Celander projekt, Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseum, Eesti Tervishoiumuuseum, Inphysica Technology, Kaos arhitektid, Kavakava, Kino maastikuarhitektid, Rahvusarhiiv, Salto AB, Tallinna 21. Kooli arhiiv, Tallinna Linnaplaneerimisameti arhiiv, Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli muuseum; Reio Avaste, Inke-Brett Eek, Kaido Haagen, Mari Hunt, Krista Karu, Karli Luik, Arne Maasik, Oliver Moosus, Hanna-Liisa Mõtus, Kersti Nigols, Jüri Okas, Toomas Paaver, Brit Pavelson ja Koit Randmäe, Triin Pitsi, Giuseppe Provenzano, Irina Raud, Sten Roosvald, Tõnis Saadoja, Sigrid Saarep, Martin Siplane, Nele Šverns, Andres Tarto, Karri Tiigisoon, Maris Tomba, Leena Torim, Liis Treimann, Tõnu Tunnel, Terje Ugandi, Paco Ulman, Ann-Liisa Unt, Tiit Veermäe, Jeff Vernaus, Pelle-Sten Viiburg, Liisi Vähi
Video: Reio Avaste
Translations: Refiner, Ingrid Ruudi
Language editing: Mari Klein             
Exhibition construction: bart OÜ
Supporters: Estonian Cultural Endowment, Estonian Association of Architects, Lincona, Vivarec

To know more visit: website

Photo credit: Valve Pormeister. Jäneda sovhoostehnikum, 1968–1974. Foto Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseum.
Symposium: Safety in Heritage
Registration until 1st May
DATE: 9/5/2019
The International Scientific Symposium on Safety in Heritage will take place in Madrid on the 7th, 8th and 9th of May, 2019. 

The Symposium will focus on safety in cultural assets, paying special attention to visitors, and will have as speakers prestigious architects and theorists in the field of heritage intervention such as Glenn Boornazian, Joäo Carrilho da Graça, Jose María Ezquiaga, Gunny Harboe, Ward Miller, Pedro Salmerón, Ana Tostões and Antoine Wilmering.

The three-day symposium will focus on 3 thematics:
Thematic Area 1 – 7th of May 2019
“Recovering the value of the site by providing safety”

Thematic Area 2 – 8th of May 2019
“Rehabilitation techniques and processes to improve safety”

Thematic Area 3 – 9th of May 2019
“Legal aspects and safety policies”

Attendance to the Symposium is free of charge, and may be completed in the Symposium website. The registration period is open until 1st May 2019.

To know more about the symposium check the PDF below or visit: website
Nomination: Rio de Janeiro - World Capital of Architecture 2020
2020 World Congress of Architects, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DATE: 19/7/2019
UNESCO has announced the city of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. This initiative, the first ever of the kind, results from the recent partnership between UNESCO and the International Union of Architects (IUA). 

Rio de Janeiro will be the host of UIA 2020´s World Congress of Architects from 19th to 26th July 2020. The Congress will focus on the theme "All the worlds. Just one world."

UNESCO´s assistant director-general for Culture Ernesto Ottone R. said, “The World Capital of Architecture initiative underscores the common commitment of UNESCO and the UIA to preserve architectural heritage in the urban context. Through the range and quality of its activities, the World Capital of Architecture in Rio de Janeiro will demonstrate the crucial role of architecture and culture in sustainable urban development.”

Cities designated as world capitals of architecture will, according to a statement from the UIA, “become a global forum for discussion on the pressing challenges of our world, through the prisms of culture, heritage, urban planning and architecture. UNESCO, UIA and local institutions will organize activities and events to promote projects that will involve not only architects and urban planners, but professionals from related sectors as well.”
Award: EU Mies Award 2019 - winners
Award Ceremony: 7th May 2019, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona
DATE: 7/5/2019
The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the winning works of the Prize for Contemporary Architecture of the European Union – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019. The two award-winning projects have been chosen from a list of 383 works from 38 European countries.

The winning work of 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award has been awarded to the Transformation of 530 homes – Grand Parc Bordeaux by Lacaton & Vassal architectes, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture; an innovative renovation of three large blocks of social housing in Bordeaux that radically improves the space and the quality of life of its occupants and optimizes the economic and environmental costs.

The Emerging Architecture 2019 has been awarded to the Toulouse-based studio BAST for their school cafeteria in Montbrun-Bocage, Haute-Garonne, near the French Pyrenees, an extension of a small village school which closes the playground physically but not visually.

In the first selection of 40 contenders projects for this year´s Prize, Culture was the most represented program with 15 works (museums, cultural centres, music theatres and an auditorium/congress centre). There were 6 Education buildings (schools, university buildings and libraries); 5 Collective housing works; 3 Mixed use constructions, 2 Industrial centres and 2 Single houses; and 1 Health, 1 Infrastructure, 1 Office, 1 Social welfare, 1 Sport and Leisure, and 1 Urban planning works.

To view the full list and find more information, please visit the 2019 Mies Award website.
Conference: APT Miami: Gateway to the Hemisphere
19th – 23rd November 2019, Miami, Florida
DATE: 23/11/2019
The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is organizing their upcoming conference, the APT Miami 2019 Conference - Miami: Gateway to the Hemisphere - which will focus on four subjects:

- Effects of Climate Change in Warm Weather Coastal Regions
- Sustainability and Conservation of Built Heritage in the Americas
- Conservation of Modern Heritage Across the Americas
- Diversity, Population Change, and Gentrification in the Preservation Dialogue

Important dates:
General abstracts submissions - March 10, 2019 
APT Student abstracts/scholarship applications - March 10, 2019 

The notification of acceptance of abstracts and Student Scholars will be made in June 2019. 

The conference will take place in 19th – 23rd November 2019, at InterContinental Hotel, Miami, Florida.

For more information on the Call for Abstracts, please visit the website.
To know more about the conference visit this website
Publication: bauhaus journal 1926–1931 facsimile edition
Edited by Lars Müller in collaboration with Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin
DATE: 22/2/2019
To mark the centennial of the Bauhaus, Lars Müller Publishers issues reprints of some of the more outstanding publications in the Bauhaus program, in cooperation with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin.

One hundred years after the founding of Bauhaus, it’s time to revisit bauhaus journal as significant written testimony of this iconic movement of modern art. In this journal, published periodically from 1926 to 1931, the most important voices of the movement are heard: masters of the Bauhaus, among others, Josef Albers, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, and Oskar Schlemmer, as well as Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Gerrit Rietveld, and many more.

They address the developments in and around the Bauhaus, the methods and focal points of their own teaching, and current projects of students and masters. At the time primarily addressed to the members of the “circle of friends of the bauhaus,” the journal published by Gropius and Moholy-Nagy makes tangible the authentic voice of this mouthpiece of the avant-garde. The facsimile reprint is intended to give new impetus to international discussion and research on the Bauhaus, its theories and designs.
The exact replica of all individual issues are accompanied by a commentary booklet including an overview of the content, an English translation of all texts, and a scholarly essay which places the journal in its historical context.

Text by the publisher.

To know more please visit: website + Order the book
Call for Applications: Cure and Care_the rehabilitation
Deadline for applications: 12th March 2019
DATE: 12/3/2019
A contest has started to award two Research grant under the I&D CuCa_RE: Cure and Care_the rehabilitation project/ CERIS, IST, PTDC_ATPAQI_2577_2014.

These grants are for the research group CERIS - ICIST at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.

The candidates must have a Master´s in Architecture.
Favourable conditions:
i) knowledge on history of health care architecture in Portugal;
ii) experience in research, participation at scientific events, production and editing of scientific articles;
iii) experience with excel;
iv) previous experience with AutoCAD;
v) experience in organizing conferences and/or architecture exhibitions.


The contest will last from 27th February until 12th March, 2019.

Image Credit: Sanatório das Penhas da Saúde, Portugal

Photography: Estúdio Mário Novais.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation [CFT003 123255.ic]

To know more about the requirements and conditions please visit: website + website
Conference: Architecture in dialogue, Portugal and Brasil
23rd February 2019, Casa da Arquitectura, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 23/2/2019
Starting from the themes proposed in the Exhibition "Infinito Vão - 90 years of Brasilian Architecture" [Infinito Vão – 90 Anos de Arquitetura Brasileira], the seminar "Architecture in Dialogue: Portugal and Brasil" [Arquitetura em Diálogo: Portugal e Brasil] invited 14 architects from the two countries to talk about the distinctive traits of both the new architectural productions.

The seminar, will focus on program, technology, infrastructures and cultural heritage, will make a budget of the actual architectural sphere in these countries.

Activities will last from 11 am to 4 pm.
To register please visit: link

For more details and for the full program, please visit: website [Portuguese]

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Conference: Humanity Heritage in the Ibero-American area
28th - 29th March 2019, Faro, Portugal, Caxias do Sul, Brasil
DATE: 29/3/2019
The third International Conference of Tourism and History, with the title "Humanity Heritage in the Ibero-American area, future desires in its organisation and tourists management" [Património da Humanidade no Espaço Ibero-Americano: Desafios Futuros no seu Planeamento & Gestão] will be held at the same time in the Campus Penha da Franca, at the University of Algarve (Faro), and in the University of Caxias do Sul, in Brasil.

The conference will focus on four themes:
1st theme: Humanity Heritage in the Ibero-American area: organisation and tourists management
2nd theme: Resources, Products and culturally turistic Experiences in the context of Ibero-American identity
3rd theme: Turistic and Sustainable Performance´s indicators
4th theme: Gastronomic and Oenologic Tourism

For more details, please visit: website [Portuguese]

Image provided by the organization


Exhibition and Tour: One building, many museums. Alcino Soutinho and the Neo-Realism Museum
9th February - 26th May 2019, Neo-Realism Museum, Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
DATE: 26/5/2019
One building, many museums, Alcino Soutinho and the Neo-Realism Museum [Um edifício, muitos museus. Alcino Soutinho e o Museu do Neo-Realismo]

Curated by Helena Barranha, the exhibition proposes a way of watching the Neo-Realism museum as a convergence space of several trips, questions and museological projects inside Alcinho Soutinho´s life and work. Articulating the list of visited museums by Alcino Soutinho, from several countries, with exhibition spaces designed by himself, the current exhibition highlights the way the Neo-Realism Museum reflects all these references, creating a strong relationship with the urban fabric of Vila Franca de Xira and a unique museological program.

For more details, please visit: website

The Fundação Marques da Silva is organizing a guided tour for the 13th April 2019 - "Alcino Soutinho and the Museum of Neo-Realism: from the project to the building, from the exhibition to the city" - with the support of the Neo-Realism Museum. Guided by the architects Helena Barranha and Pedro Nogueira, this visit marks the participation of the institution in the International Day of Monuments and Sites. 
It is proposed a route through the Museum of Neo-Realism (a supporter which holds the exhibition "A building, many museums - Alcino Soutinho and the Museum of Neo-Realism"), the urban center and the riverfront of Vila Franca of Xira, as well as a visit to the Municipal Library. 
This visit serves two purposes: on the one hand, to explore the specific interior of the museum and the exhibition open to the public, on the other, to understand the urban impact of this work in the landscape where it is inserted.

Tour registrations were open until April 11.

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Exhibition: Eileen Gray - E.1027 Master Bedroom
11th April - 10th June, Akademie der Künst, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 10/6/2019
Set on the rocky coast of the Côte d‘Azur in Roquebrune Cap-Martin, the Anglo-Irish designer Eileen Gray (1878– 1976) created the white, elongated vacation residence E.1027 (1926–1929). It was her first foray into architecture, realized with the support of her then close friend Jean Badovici, publisher of the avant-garde journal L’Architecture Vivante, to whom Gray donated the property, the building and the interior. 
For Gray, E.1027 did not only use new concepts for compact and extended spatial relationships, but it was also a manifesto for her subsequent architectural projects.

For this installation, extensive research was undertaken by students of the O’Neil Ford Chair at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture, under the auspices of curator Wilfried Wang and co-curator Peter Adam as well as collaborators in the office of Hoidn Wang Partner.

During the 11th April, on the occasion of the opening of the installation, a symposium will take place at the plenary hall of the Akademie der Künste (Pariser Platz, Berlin) with architects Rosamund Diamond (London) and Christian Müller (Rotterdam) as well as the monument conservator Agnès Cailliau (Paris) together with Wilfried Wang.

For more details, please visit: website

Photo credit: Eileen Gray, E.1027. Photo © Viviana Andrada Baumann
Conference: Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage
4th - 5th October 2019, in Budapest, Hungary
DATE: 5/10/2019
The Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture (FA), Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is organising the third international doctoral / postdoctoral conference "Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage", which will take place in the 4th and 5th October 2019, in Budapest, Hungary.

Main Conference Topics
The doctoral conference series is dedicated to post-WWII (after 1945) urban heritage of post-socialist cities focusing on the main research topics of the department. In order to compare different perspectives, we welcome papers examining the physical environment under the following sessions:
  1. mass housing neighbourhood
  2. urban space for reuse
  3. waterside urban fabric and landscape transformation

Abstract Submission
Please send an extended abstract (400-500 words) and a brief academic biography (70-100 words).
Abstract deadline – 4 March 2019
Notification of acceptance – 31 March 2019
Full paper deadline: 31 July 2019

Publications
Full papers (using 4 pages-long template) will be published in the conference proceedings (e-book format with ISBN number). The official language of the conference is English. The template will be published after the acceptance of abstracts.

Participation at the conference is free of charge (one-and-a-half-day conference at the BME and half-day study trip in Budapest). The travel to Budapest (proposed travel days are the 3rd and 6th October), accommodation, conference lunches and dinners should be paid by participants.

To know more, please visit: website
For the previous DOCONF conference, see: Link
Book Launch: Futuro Desenhado [Designed Future]
20th February 2019, Palácio Sinel de Cordes, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 20/2/2019
In the context of the Lisbon Triennale, the book "Designed Future - Paulo Mendes da Rocha" will be launched on the 20th February 2019, at Palácio Sinel de Cordes, Lisbon.

The invited speakers of this debate are the Brazilian critic of architecture Guilherme Wisnik and the Portuguese architects and publishers Daniela Sá and João Carmo Simões.


"Designed Future is a journey through the modern condition, our urban lives, America, the new territory and the old continent, of vision and drawing as an essential tool for building future. The most complete collection of texts, interviews and unpublished archival images by Paulo Mendes da Rocha".

For more details, please visit: website

Image provided by Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
Conference: Architecture for Art, Spaces for Exhibiting
19 - 22th September 2019, Ischia, Italy
DATE: 19/9/2019
As part of the 24th Ischian Meeting on Mediterranean Architecture, to be held on 19-22th September 2019 in Ischia, Italy, an international conference is being organized.

The event, entitled "Architecture for Art: Spaces for Exhibiting", is the third and final appointment of a trilogy inaugurated in 2018 with the conference "Architecture for Art: Spaces for Ideas", which was followed in 2018 by the conference "Architecture for Art: Spaces for Creation". The final objective of this series is to create the "Capri-Semaforo Verde per l´Arte" park in a panoramic site atop Monte Tuoro on the island of Capri. Here it will be possible to create a unique contamination between art and architecture in a landscape of unparalleled beauty. Art installations will involve participants from the Ischian Meetings on Mediterranean Architecture.

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission of abstracts 1st March 2019 
Notification to authors 1st April 2019 
Deadline for submission of full papers (only for accepted abstracts) 15th May 2019
Notification to authors (communication or publication) 15th June 2019
Deadline for early registration (at least one author of an accepted paper) 30th June 2019 
Conference 19-22th September 2019

For more details, please visit the website [Italian] or download the pdf below.

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Publication: The Public Private House
Edited by Richard Woditsch, published by Park Books, 2018
DATE: 8/2/2019
The Public Private House
Modern Athens and its Polykatoikia

Edited by Richard Woditsch. With contributions by Panos Dragonas, Mark Kammerbauer, Thomas Maloutas, Dimitri Philippidis, Alcestis P. Rodi, Panayotis Tournikiotis, and Richard Woditsch


Throughout the twentieth century, the ancient city of Athens underwent a massive transformation into simple sets of apartment blocks, or polykatoikia. Today, these multifamily residential units define the city´s landscape from center to periphery and house a majority of Greece´s population. Yet specific circumstances and cultural patterns set Athens´s transformation apart from the arrival of architectural modernity in other countries, and what has emerged in Athens is a distinctly Greek variety of modern urban development.

The Public-Private House examines Athens´s urban character and the apparently unlimited adaptability of polykatoikia. In the first part of the book, a photo essay offers an overall impression of Athens and its signature housing structure. The second part of the book investigates historic developments, the genuinely democratic process of urban planning in the city, and comparisons with Le Corbusier´s Dom-ino system, as well as exogenous factors, such as crucial social aspects and the impact of Athens´s strict building code. The concluding third part provides an illustrated analysis of Athens´s most notable examples of polykatoikia and of current developments in Greece contributing to the building type´s decline.

Text provided by the publisher.

To order this book: Link
Conference: Collecting, modus operandi, 1900-1950
15-16th February 2019, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 16/2/2019
In 2019, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library will have been open for 50 years.

This conference seeks to go beyond the biographical, or the anecdotic, and to consider Gulbenkian in the light of a wider context, with papers that reflect new research into the ways in which collectors worked, their networks, and their relationship with their collection, its accessibility and its future, going beyond single-case studies of individual owners. The conference seeks instead more transversal studies into how collectors worked and how they mirrored the period in which they lived. The questions of the role played by museums, by art agents and intermediaries, as well as by the markets, will also be addressed.


For more details, please visit: website

Image provided by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Competition: UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture Logo Competition
Deadline for submissions: 30th April 2019
DATE: 30/4/2019
The UIA is launching a competition for the UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture logo.

The World Capital of Architecture is a new triennial programme launched by UNESCO and the UIA, whereby the two organisations will designate cities hosting the UIA World Congress of Architects as World Capitals of Architecture for a period of 1 year. The city designated as World Capital of Architecture will become a global forum for discussing the pressing challenges facing our world, through the prisms of culture, heritage, urban planning and architecture. 
UNESCO, the UIA and local institutions will organise activities and events to promote projects that will involve not only architects and urban planners, but professionals from all other related sectors, including artists, writers, policy makers, and social institutions. 
The overriding objective of the World Capital of Architecture initiative is for designated cities to style themselves as open and creative spaces to discuss, exchange and seek solutions to the urban dilemma.

The winning logo will be used all around the world for the World Capital of Architecture programme branding. While a new World Capital of Architecture is nominated every 3 years, the programme logo stays the same.

Launch – Wednesday 6 February 2019
Deadline – All projects must be submitted online via the competition platform by 18:00 Central European Time, Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Results – The winning project will be announced on Monday, 27 May 2019

To know more, please visit: websiteregister
Online registration: ColloquiATe 2019
25th – 28th September 2019, Turin, Italy
DATE: 28/9/2019
The DISEG Department of the Polytechnic University of Turin, together with ArTec, Società Scientifica dell´Architettura Tecnica are organizing the conference ColloquiATe 2019 with the title: Ingegno e Costruzione nell´epoca della Complessità.

Key Dates
25 February 2019: Deadline for Submission of abstracts  
11 March 2019: Notification of accepted papers  
29 April 2019: Deadline for Submission of full papers 
13 May 2019: Deadline for PhD researches subjects
Pre-registration by online form (best before Jul 1, 2019)
20 July 2019: Deadline Early Bird Registration
15 September 2019: Deadline Standard Cost Registration 

Topics:
A_Construction History and Preservation
B_Construction and Building Performance
C_Design and Building Technologies

The conference will take place on 25th – 28th September 2019, Turin, Italy. Online registration will be available starting April 2019.

For more details, please visit: website
In the PDF below more information can be found [Italian]
Exhibition: Siza – Unseen & Unknown
20th February - 26th May 2019, Tchoban Foundation Museum für Architekturzeichnung, Berlin
DATE: 26/5/2019
Tchoban Foundation Museum für Architekturzeichnung would like to invite to their new exhibition "Siza – Unseen & Unknown".

Álvaro Siza was awarded the Pritzker Prize for his life’s work in 1992 and is one of the most renowned contemporary architects. Amongst many accolades, he received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2002 and 2012. The current exhibition at the Museum for Architectural Drawing provides an intimate view into Siza’s work, illustrated by sensitive and playful sketches that contrast with the monumentality of his buildings. 
Drawings by his late wife, Maria Antónia Siza, are also on display for the first time to a wider public, as well as drafts by his son, Álvaro Leite Siza, and grandson, Henrique Siza.

In a way, this exhibition was conceived as a family show, not in the sense of an architectural dynasty but rather as a lyrical collection of drawings from the architect’s private surroundings. The show questions how family inspires the work of an architect and searches for the sources of Siza’s unique stone and concrete buildings in the fragility of human existence and personal relationships. It also explores how the oeuvre of a famous architect influences the next generation, similarly to how the Bauhaus masters influenced him. 

The drawings are from the Siza family’s own collection and include sketches from known and less well-known projects, as well as architectural fantasies. 
The exhibition is curated by António Choupina and Kristin Feireiss.

The opening of the exhibition takes place at 19:00 in Tchoban Foundation Museum für Architekturzeichnung.

On the occasion of the exhibition opening, a conversation themed "Alvaro Siza and the Bauhaus Legacy" will take place at 16:00, at ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, between Álvaro Siza, Claudia Perren and Sergei Tchoban, moderated by Matthias Sauerbruch.

To see the full program, please refer to the PDF attached below.
Publication: Public Housing. Myths Perception, Reality, and Social Policy
Edited by Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Fritz Umbach, Lawrence J. Vale, Published by: Cornell University Press, Ithaca 2015
DATE: 4/2/2019
From the publisher:
"Popular opinion holds that public housing is a failure; so what more needs to be said about seventy-five years of dashed hopes and destructive policies? Over the past decade, however, historians and social scientists have quietly exploded the common wisdom about public housing. ´Public Housing Myths´ pulls together these fresh perspectives and unexpected findings into a single volume to provide an updated, panoramic view of public housing.With eleven chapters by prominent scholars, the collection not only covers a groundbreaking range of public housing issues transnationally but also does so in a revisionist and provocative manner. With students in mind, ´Public Housing Myths´ is organized thematically around popular preconceptions and myths about the policies surrounding big city public housing, the places themselves, and the people who call them home. The authors challenge narratives of inevitable decline, architectural determinism, and rampant criminality that have shaped earlier accounts and still dominate public perception."

You can buy a copy here.

Cover by: Cornell University Press
Documentary: Dreaming Squares
by Paddy Cahill and Shane O´Toole, 2018
DATE: 20/1/2019

Paddy Cahill and Shane O´Toole have released a short documentary called "Dreaming Squares" (2018), based on a 2013 interview with architect Ronnie Tallon, focusing on the former Carrolls Cigarette Factory in Dundalk, Ireland.

Dr Ronnie Tallon was the most prolific architect in 20th-century Ireland, and one of its most discerning. His influences came from East and West, from Kyoto to Chicago, from Katsura Rikyu to Lake Shore Drive, by way of Max Bill in Central Europe. He had the ability to make a bored schoolboy´s theorem exhilarating, and he kept that geometrical magic alive in his work for 80 years.

In this short documentary, filmed shortly before his death, Ronnie talks about his masterwork, the former Carroll´s cigarette factory in Dundalk - now, half a century later, an Institute of Technology - and why he loved the square for the infinite freedom it offers within fixed constraints.

Dreaming Squares was part of the official selection for the 2018 Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival.

The documentary is now available online in Vimeo.
Exhibition: Beauty is a rare thing | Robbrecht en Daem: short films | MATTER. the White conferences
14th January - 20th February 2019, Galeria FAUP, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 20/2/2019
MATTER. the White conferences [Matéria: conferências brancas] present, following Paul Robbrecht e Johannes Robbrecht´s conference, last November, at FAUP, entitled An Architectural Anthology, a particular vision of Robbrecht en Daem´s projects portrayed by Maarten Vanden Abeele, through 11 short films, under the heading, evoking Ornette Coleman´s composition, “Beauty is a rare thing”.

Maarten Vanden Abeele (1970) is a Belgian photographer, cinematographer and visual artist. He develops his visual art by creating installations in combination with his photo-works and performances, directed and, sometimes, performed by himself. His work led to (long-term) collaborations with, among others, Pina Bausch, Opéra National de Paris, dEUS, Jan Fabre and Vogue Paris.
Maarten Vanden Abeele portrayed different projects by Robbrecht en Daem architecten for the exhibition ´Pacing Through Architecture´.

Short Films

2017 Puppet theatre, Ghent (B)
2015 Museum Dhondt - Dhaenens, Deurle (B)
2013 Model 1:1 (Mies van der Rohe Golfclubhouse), Krefeld (G)
2012 Leopold de Wael square, Antwerp (B)
2012 Winery ´Le Pin´, Pomerol (F)
2010 Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK)
2009 Rubens square, Knokke (B)
2009 Office Robbrecht en Daem / MJ Van Hee, Ghent (B)
2009 Chamber Music Hall, Gaasbeek (B)
2009 Woodland Cabine, South of Flandres (B)
2009 Concert Hall, Bruges (B)

Organization: José Miguel Rodrigues | Helder Casal Ribeiro | Pedro Borges de Araújo
Graphic Design: Marta Ramos | Audio/video: Rodrigo Andrade e Sousa
Support: FAUP | Jofebar

For more information, please visit: website + website
Event: Public Space - Passage and Stay
29th - 30th January 2019, CIUL, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 29/1/2019
The Center for Urban Information of Lisbon (CIUL), together with partner universities such as FA-UL, ISCTE-IUL, FCSH-UNL, FBA-UL, IST-UL, organized a 2-day event "Encontro UniverCidades", which was held on 29th and 30th January. 
This event aimed to reflect on the city of Lisbon in order to foster synergies between different educational institutions and the Municipality itself, around a common theme.

This year the theme chosen was:  
Public Space - Passage and Stay [Espaço Público - Passagem e Permanência].

To know more and to check the full program, please visit: website

The poster can be found in the PDF below.
Publication: Treacherous Transparencies. Thoughts and Observations Triggered by a Visit to Farnsworth House
by Jaques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, published by Actar Publishers, New York 2016
DATE: 24/1/2019
From the publisher: 

"Treacherous Transparencies analyzes transparency as expressed in architecture and art in an attempt to understand the intentions and objectives that underlie its use by pertinent architects and artists.
The publication looks at a few important works by selected artists and architects who work with transparency as an artistic strategy, which they implement primarily by using glass and mirrors but other media as well. The architects and artists listed together in this context form an unlikely alliance: Bruno Taut, Ivan Leonidov, Marcel Duchamp, Mies van der Rohe, Dan Graham, and Gerhard Richter. But they do have something in common: their work marks salient way stations in the story of modernism up to the present day.

Published in the context of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Launch of the publication series by the inaugural MCHAP award winners Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron for their project 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach."

You can order a copy here.

Cover by: Actar Publishers
Call for Applications: Research grant under the Project ARTIS
Deadline: 13th February 2019, Institute of Art History of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon
DATE: 13/2/2019
A contest has started to award one Research grant under the ARTIS project - Institute of Art History of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon - CuCa_RE: Cure and Care_the rehabilitation (FCT-PTDC / ATPAQI / 2577/2014) .

The contest will last from January 31st to February 13th, 2009.

To know more about further requirements and conditions please visit: website
Publication: The Socialist Life of Modern Architecture. Bucharest, 1949-1964
by Juliana Maxim, published by Routledge, New York, 2019
DATE: 15/1/2019
The Socialist Life of Modern Architecture is the first systematic architectural history of Romania under socialism written in English. It examines the mechanisms through which modern architecture was invested with political meaning and, in reverse, how specific architectural solutions came to define the socialist experience.

Each of the book’s three parts traces the historical development of one key aspect of Romania’s architectural culture between the years 1949–1964:

- the planning and construction of housing districts in Bucharest;
- the role of typification of design and standardization of construction in a project of cultural transformation;
- the production and management of a folk architectural tradition.

Going beyond buildings and architects to consider the use of photography, painting, and novels, as well as narrations of history and the formation of an ethnographic architectural heritage, the author explores how buildings came to participate in the cultural imagination of socialism—and became, in fact, a privileged medium of socialism.

Part of the growing interest in the significance of Soviet Bloc architecture, this is an important contribution to the fields of architectural history, cultural history, and visual culture.

Text provided by the publisher.

To order this book, please visit: website
Conference: The Arab Center for Architecture
12th January 2019, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Main Building, Lisbon
DATE: 12/1/2019
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation held the conference "The Arab Center for Architecture" on the 12th January, on the occasion of the recent exhibition "Art and Architecture between Lisbon and Baghdad".

"The creation of the Arab Center for Architecture in 2008 in Beirut, marked a step towards more recognition of the importance of modern architectural heritage. This talk briefly presents modern architecture in Lebanon and its current condition, namely the misconception about identity in architecture. The presentation moves to reflect on the activities of the centre, namely the building of a physical archive in Lebanon, preservation support, curating of exhibitions, organising conferences, workshops and publications about modern architecture in the Arab world."

The conference, held in English, counted with George Arbid, chair of Docomomo Lebanon, as speaker.

To find more information, please visit website.

Photo provided by: Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Publication: Liberated Dwelling (Befreites Wohnen)
by Sigfried Giedion, edited by Reto Gesser, published by Lars Müller Publishers, Berlin 2019
DATE: 7/1/2019
Sigfried Giedion´s small, but vocal manifesto Befreites Wohnen (1929) is an early manifestation of modernist housing ideology and as such key to the broader understanding of the ambitions of the International Congresses of Modern Architecture (CIAM) and the debate on the industrialisation of construction processes and its impact on public housing at the beginning of the twentieth century. An important step in Giedion´s rise as one of the foremost propagators of modern architecture, this manifesto is based on the argumentative power of visual comparisons, and the only book the art historian both authored and designed.

For the first time the book is presented in English translation. It is also completed by annotation and a scholarly essay that anchors the work in the context of its time and suggests the book´s relevance for contemporary architectural discourse.

You can buy a copy here.

Cover by Lars Müller Publishers
Exhibition: Crisply Nordic. Architect Erik Bryggman
5th January-23rd February 2019, Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia
DATE: 23/2/2019
Museum of Estonian Architecture would like to invite to the exhibition "Crisply Nordic. Architect Erik Bryggman", created with support of Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Art Promotion Centre Finland (Taiteen edistämiskeskus) and Finnish Cultural Foundation (Suomen kulttuurirahasto).
The exhibition gives an overview of the life and work of Erik Bryggman who was one of the leading protagonists in 20th century Finnish architecture, mainly active in his home town Turku and its vicinity.

The curator of the exhibition is architectural historian Mikko Laaksonen (Bryggman Institute) and the graphic designer is Noomi Narjus.

The exhibition will stay open until the 23rd of February, at the Museum of Estonian Architecture´s main building.

More information can be found here.

Photo by Ola Laiho
Publication: The Future as a Project. Doxiadis in Skopje
Edited by Kalliopi Amygdalou, Kostas Tsiambaos and Christos-Georgios Kritikos, published by Hellenistic Institute of Architecture, 2018
DATE: 21/12/2018
Recently docomomo International informed about the exhibition "The Future as a Project | Doxiadis In Skopje", supported by docomomo Greece.
Now docomomo is happy to announce the release of the exhibition catalogue "The Future as a Project. Doxiadis in Skopje". It presents for the first time Doxiadis´ work in Skopje, which includes strategic plans for the city and a new outline for the master plan. In addition, it presents the work of Kenzo Tange for Skopje´s city centre, and showcases a series of modernist buildings authored by leading Yugoslavian architects that still stand in the city today. It finally comments on ´Skopje 2014´ project and its ´conflict´ with the modern heritage of the city.

Contents:
The earthquake
11
The days after: Skopje´s first steps towards reconstruction
Christos-Georgios Kritikos
The Skopje Urban Plan Project and Doxiadis Associates
40
The protagonists of Skopje´s reconstruction
Ines Tolic
50
Designing on a moving terrain: Doxiadis Associates and the reconstruction of Skopje
Kostas Tsiambaos
The City Center and Post-earthquake Architecture
90
The City That Could Have Been
Vlatko P. Korobar
100
The architecture of the post-earth quake renewal of Skopje
Ana Ivanovska Deskova, Jovan Ivanovski, Vladimir Deskov
128
Between utopia and pragmatism: A synoptic overview of architectural modernism in socialist Yugoslavia
Maroje Mrduljaš
142
The white swan: the foundations of the Museum of Contemporary Art
Zoran Petrovski
The Legacy and Adventures of Skopje´s Modern Heritage
151
´Skopje 2014´ and the Return of History
Kalliopi Amygdalou

The publication was edited by Kalliopi Amygdalou, Kostas Tsiambaos and Christos-Georgios Kritikos, and created with support of docomomo Greece.

The catalogue is available through Benaki museum and the Hellenic Institute of Architecture.

Cover provided by docomomo Greece
Publication: Bauhaus Eine fotografische Weltreise / A photographic journey around the world
by Kaija Voss, Jean Molitor, published by be. bra verlag, Berlin 2018
DATE: 20/12/2018
From the publisher:
"The Bauhaus movement, founded in Weimar in 1919, influenced the development of modern architecture far beyond the borders of Germany. For almost a decade, photographer Jean Molitor has travelled around the globe to document its influence – be it in Berlin or Casablanca, Stuttgart or Havana, St. Petersburg or Guatemala City, Vienna or Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
This book offers an overview of the most important architectural trends in the first half of the 20th Century and features over 130 impressively-staged photos of Classic Modernism master-pieces from all over the world, some of them unknown until now."

You can order a copy here.

Cover by: be. bra verlag
Publication: La buvette d´Évian. Maurice Novarina, Jean Prouvé, Serge Ketoff (1955-2018)
by Franz Graf, Guilia Marino, published by Infolio, Gollion, 2018
DATE: 26/12/2018
Completed in 1957, the Nouvelle Buvette de la Source Cachat - or Pump Room for the Cachat springs - at Évian-les-Bains is ranked as a twentieth century icon. The building was the product of fruitful collaboration by team capable of combining tremendous plastic sensitivity with precisestructural rigour: Maurice Novarina, an experienced architect; the "construction genius" Jean Pouvré; and architect-engineer Serge Ketoff. From their collective exploit came technical object of undoubted originality, a daring performance delivered  with gusto - this was much more than just industrial materials made to look good. Precision mechanics rather than Meccano, this masterpiece so cherished by Jean Pouvré is an impeccably calibrated assemblage of very different elements and components. The Bouvette seems to inhabit perfectly the urban landscape of Évian, on the shores of Lake Geneva. As part of the analysis undertaken prior to the program of conservation, this initial monograph is intended to help win back the recognition it so clearly deserves.

You can order a copy here (French).
World Heritage nomination of eight Frank Lloyd Wright´s works
Official review at the 2019 World Heritage Meeting, Baku, Azerbaijan
DATE: 19/12/2018
On 20th November 2018 the National Park Service submitted a nomination of eight famous works of Frank Lloyd Wright, to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The proposal will be reviewed at the 2019 session of the World Heritage Committee, scheduled to be held in early July in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, a non-profit organisation of Chicago, Illinois, has coordinated the nomination.
The works listed for nomination are:

- Unity Temple, Oak Park, Chicago, IL, 1905-1908
- Frederick C. Robie House, Chicago, IL, 1909
- Taliesin, Spring Green, WI, 1911
- Hollyhock House, Los Angeles, CA, 1922
- Fallingwater, Bear Run, PA, 1935
- Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House, Madison, WI, 1937
- Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ, 1937
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY, 1959

The collection of Wright buildings is the first modern architecture nomination from the United States to the World Heritage List.

For more information on the nomination project visit this website.
You can also find an official announcement attached in PDF below.

Image provided by: Frank Lloyd Wright Fundation

Call for Members: Future Architecture 2020
Deadline - 16th January 2019
DATE: 16/1/2019
With the Call for Members, the Future Architecture platform invites museums, galleries, festival organisers, academic institutions and other cultural operators with innovative approaches to architecture to participate in the 2020 European Architecture Programme.

Becoming part of the platform offers the opportunity to connect with the most outstanding organisations and practitioners in Europe. The selected applicant will be invited to become a full member of the Future Architecture platform and will receive a grant of 16,000 EUR to support their activities.


For more information visit the following website.

Image provided by: Future Architecture
Call for Abstracts: Re-engaging with the Gulf Modernist City: Heritage and Repurposing Practice
Deadline for Abstracts - 20th January 2019
DATE: 20/1/2019
In the framework of the 10th Gulf Research Meeting in Cambridge, UK that will take place in July 2019 the workshop "Re-engaging with the Gulf Modernist City: Heritage and Repurposing Practice," is now accepting proposals.

Long-time neglected architectural and artistic productions of the modernisation era in the Gulf are now at the centre of a renewed interest. In the last decade, a series of initiatives were launched to understand, analyse and re-engage with the once-modern city, which meanwhile lost its pivotal function and meaning. A city within a bigger city, the urban fabric produced in the Gulf during the modernisation era has the potential to narrate the social growth, as well as the East-West dynamics typical of the region and citizens´ memories of a recent past. Lately, media reported the news of preservation policies to be issued for the architecture of the second half of the 20th century. What future can be envisioned for the Gulf modern heritage? The workshop invites qualitative and quantitative contributions that will look at this compelling topic from a cross-country perspective pondering the cultural, historical and sociodemographic aspects of possible repurposing actions.

The workshop directors: Sultan Sooud al Qassemi and Roberto Fabbri.


Abstracts of 500-1000 words (in English) are to be submitted by 20th January 2019 at this webpage.

For more information check the website and PDF attached below.

Image provided by the Organisers
Publication: From skyscraper to Vertical Fabric. New architectural and urban scenarios
by Giusi Ciotoli, published by Officina Edizioni, Rome, 2017
DATE: 13/12/2018
Original title: "Dal grattacielo al tessuto verticale. Nuovi sviluppi architettonici e urbani"
From the publisher: 
"If examined within a complex system structured into distinct vertical elements, each skyscraper behaves as an autonomous organism, as a "micro-city", reproducing in its inner space, and in a smaller scale, the same kind of widespread urbanization of the urban fabric. In particular for the contemporary mega-cities such as Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, it is possible to schematize the dynamics of high-rise buildings system identifying an inner "overturned" structure, that corresponds with a vertical transposition of the horizontal hierarchy. This research aims to demonstrate how the skyscraper, considered as a vertical transposition of the urban system, represents the main "human-scale" element to live in the mega-city, so being able to define a new ideal city model, taken from the "utopia" and lowered in the contemporary world. Contrary to the Tower of Babel – symbol of chaos – the skyscraper interpreted as a fabric becomes a vertical paradigm for a new urban order. The theoretical approach of the Vertical Fabric is based, first of all, on the analysis of some skyscrapers built in the US area between the late 19th and early 20th century, – decades in which we have witnessed the spatial and structural definition of the new type –, while the second part of the book has set itself the objective of classifying typologically - and of rationalizing - today´s evolutionary dynamics. The book has therefore the aim to reconfigure the type in the city, underling the role of the main urban features in the initial configuration of the skyscraper that are still persistent nowadays, with the intent to shed new light on an architectural type "complex" and sometimes enigmatic."

You can order your copy here (Italian)

Cover provided by: Officina Edizioni
Exhibition: Art and Architecture between Lisbon and Baghdad
26th October 2018 - 28th January 2019, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 28/1/2019
Art and Architecture between Lisbon and Baghdad
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Iraq, 1957-1973

Between 1957 and 1973, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was an active contributor to the development of the cultural, educational, scientific and welfare infrastructure of modern Iraq, promoting and supporting higher education, the arts and the construction and equipment of buildings.

This exhibition presents unpublished documents relating to three key achievements in Baghdad – the Modern Arts Centre, the People’s Stadium and the 1966 Gulbenkian Cultural Week – and Iraqi works unexpectedly held in the Modern Collection, shown together here for the first time. This exhibition constitutes a dialogue between cultural development and economic diplomacy, between Iraqi and Portuguese art and architecture.

The project is promoted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library and Gulbenkian Archives, with the support of the Grants Department.

The exhibition is split into seven sections and there have been organized additional activities such as talks, conferences and guided tours, related to it. 

Image: Hafidh Al-Droubi (1914-1991) ´Family 2´, 1962. Oil on canvas. Modern Collection, inv. 16PE331

Please visit Gulbenkian´s website to know more: here
Conference: Memory as Cultural Heritage
13th December 2018, Sedas Nunes Auditorium, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 13/12/2018
The Regeneration and Optimisation of Cultural Heritage in Creative and Knowledge project (ROCK Project), from Institute of Social Sciences - University of Lisbon, organized the conference Memory as Cultural Heritage.
The opening session will have:

Karin Wall - ICS-ULisboa;
Manuel Veiga - Municipality´s Cultural Director;
Maria Fernanda Rollo - IHC, FCSH-UNL.

Followed by a debate between:

Clara Bertrand Cabral - National committee of UNESCO;
Miguel Vale de Almeida - ISCTE-IUL;
Maria Cardeira da Silva - FCSH-UNL;
Filipa Raimundo - ICS-ULisboa.

The conference started at 9h30, 13th December 2018.

Venue: Sedas Nunes Auditorium, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

The poster can be found on the PDF below
To know more, please visit: website
Conference: Reabilitação Urbana e o Turismo [Urban rehabilitation and Tourism]
18th December 2018, Academia Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 18/12/2018
As a part of the cycle of conferences organized each semester by Academia Nacional de Belas Artes [Portuguese National Academy of Fine Arts], and to celebrate the end of 2018´s cycle, the academy welcomed "Reabilitação Urbana e o Turismo" [Urban Rehabilitation and Tourims] on the 18th of December.

The conference counted with the speaker Alberto Reaes Pinto PhD, Full Professor at Lusíada University (Lisbon), at Largo da Academia ao Chiado, at 15h00, with free entry.

To know more about previous conferences, please visit: website [Portuguese]
Event: Mies on Scene
13th December 2018, Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St. Savior, IIT, Chicago, USA
DATE: 10/12/2018
Fundació Mies van der Rohe organised the event "Mies on Scene". It included the screening of the documentary "Mies on Scene: Barcelona in two acts", as well as the announcement of Luftwerk and Iker Gil’s upcoming project ‘Geometry of Light’.
The event took place at 18:00 in the historic Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St. Savior at IIT, Chicago.

The admission and the entire ticket revenue will be used to finance the ‘Geometry of Light’ project.

For more information, please visit website.

Image provided by Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Publication: Hospitals - A Design Manual
by Wagernaar C., Mens N., Manja, G., Niemeijer C., Guthknecht T., published by Birkhauser, Basel, Berlin, 2018
DATE: 6/12/2018
Hospitals as a building type have undergone a substantial evolution in the past years. Changes in healthcare, the impact of evidence-based medicine and aspects of healthcare economics (such as the clustering of diagnostic procedures in specialized clinics) pose new and different challenges for the designer. Private healthcare facilities herald the paradigm change from the large functional building complex to a design-conscious health institution with luxury hotel features. Health centers more devoted to prevention rather than cure have been another important trend.

This publication explains the principles and requirements for the planning of hospitals and other health facilities. An international case study section documents 40 best-practice projects in six categories: general hospitals, children’s hospitals, specialized clinics, outpatient clinics and health centers as well as rehabilitation clinics.

Text and book cover provided by BIRKHÄUSER

To order this book, please visit: website
Workshop: Much More Than White - Interior Paint in International Style Buildings
17th - 21st December 2018, The White City Center Liebling House 29 Idelson St, Tel Aviv-Yafo
DATE: 21/12/2018
Last month, docomomo International informed you about a guided tour of Liebling House in Tel Aviv-Yafo, during its conservation. The organiser - The White City Center - has also organised a workshop-study on interior paint in the International Style buildings.

The workshop took place at Liebling House, 29 Idelson St, Tel Aviv-Yafo. 

You can find more information in PDF attached below.

Image provided by: The White City Centre
Event: La mirada de Domènec
26th November 2018, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona
DATE: 25/11/2018
Fundació Mies van der Rohe organised the presentation of the magazine Espill 58 of the University of Valencia and the dossier that includes on the intervention of Domènec at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.

The event featured the presentation of Gustau Muñoz, co-director of L’Espill magazine and with Domènec himself in a conversation with Manuel Guerrero, essayist and critic. In the later debate “The cultural and social relationship between Barcelona and Valencia” participated: Simona Skrabec, essayist and translator; Joan Manuel Tresserres, president of the Josep Irla Foundation, Josep Maria Muñoz, director of L’Avenç and Antoni Furió, co-director of L’Espill.

The event took place at Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7, Barcelona, at 18:30.

For more information, please visit Link.

Photo provided by: Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Upcoming publication: bauhaus journal 1926–193
by Lars Müller, published by Lars Müller Publishers, Berlin, 2019
DATE: 26/11/2018
Lars Müller Publishers is celebrating 100 Years of Bauhaus with a release of unique set of materials - they include an facsimile reprints of bauhaus journal from years 1926–1931, both in German and complete English translation.
Also scheduled for release are the collected works of Bauhaus teachers, like Walter Gropius, Paul Klee and László Moholy-Nagy.
Books will become available in January 2019

You can pre-order a copy here.

Provisional covers by: © Lars Müller Publishers
Exhibition: Louis Kahn and Venezia
12th October 2018 - 20th January 2019, USI Theatre of Architecture, Mendrisio, Switzerland
DATE: 20/1/2019
This past 12th of October the exhibition "Louis Kahn and Venezia" inaugurated the program of the new USI Theatre of Architecture in Mendrisio, designed by Mario Botta. 
Curated by Elisabetta Barizza in collaboration with Gabriele Neri, the exhibition is promoted by the Foundation of the Theatre of Architecture of Mendrisio and the Academy of Architecture of the Università della Svizzera Italiana.

"Louis Kahn and Venezia" showcases the close ties between the American architect, one of the twentieth-century Masters, and the city of Venice. Kahn’s relationship with the Italian city dates from his first stay in 1928 and continued over the decades with further visits. It was strengthened by his participation in the Biennale di Venezia, his friendship with Carlo Scarpa, the various lectures he gave and above all his project, which remained on the drawing board, for a Palazzo dei Congressi. These events, together with the themes related to them, are explored in the exhibition through models, drawings, photographs, video installations, letters and other documents, many unpublished, from numerous international archives and private collections. They include the Architectural Archives-University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia; the Canadian Centre for Architecture, in Montreal; the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, in Venice; the Sue Ann Kahn Collection, in New York, and others.

The research underpinning the exhibition seeks to reflect on the current and complex relationship that exists between past, present and future in such an outstanding place as Venice, a “pure miracle”, as Louis Kahn described it, in the history of humanity.

The choice of the theme of this first major exhibition also resonates with the architectural qualities of the Theatre of Architecture, establishing close ties between the work of Louis Kahn, Venice and architecture in Ticino. In its geometric strength and essential spatiality, the new building on the campus of the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture reveals Kahn’s influence on the work of Mario Botta, who collaborated with the American Master on his project for Venice in the late 1960s, when he was still a youthful undergraduate.

To know more about this exhibition please visit: website
Article: Concrete Utopia
by Belmont Freeman, in Places Journal
DATE: 26/11/2018
With a new exhibition at MoMA, New York, "Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980" in full swing, the Places Journal follows it with a review-article "Concrete Utopia" by Belmont Freeman.
The article offers a very interesting insight into this unique exhibition.


Full article available here.

You can find more information on the exhibition here.

Photo credit: Martin Seck / The Museum of Modern Art
Book Launch: Mujeres, casas y ciudades. [Women, houses and cities]
23rd November 2018, Sala d’Actes COA, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 23/11/2018
On the 23rd of November, Professor Zaida Muxí Martínez (ETSAB - UPC) presented her book "Mujeres, casas y ciudades. Más allá del umbral" 
(Women, houses and cities. Beyond the threshold) at the Sala d’Actes COA, in Barcelona.

The book presentation also counted with talks from Sandra Bestraten, Anna Ramos and Patricia Reus.

Mujeres, Casas y Ciudades presents the history of architecture and urbanism from the point of view that regards
the contributions made by women who have been silenced in the general stories.
The book focuses on the living environment, from design to politics, from architecture to urbanism; all synthesized
in the house and the city, as a representation of the private and the public. The house as a metaphor for architecture,
the city as a synthesis of human actions.

Additionally, by doing so from a feminist position necessarily implies the deconstruction of the majority historiography,
revealing false neutrality and universality in the transmission of knowledge and in the construction of historical perspectives.
In this sense, it is not a banal question to speak of women, architecture and urbanism, since, as in other fields of knowledge,
art, science or politics, women have not been equally represented, or represented at all, merit-wise. Therefore, it is necessary
to revise the history of architecture and cities, to rewrite it, incorporating women as protagonists.

Title: Mujeres, casas y ciudades. Más allá del umbral.
Author: Zaida Muxí Martínez
Text review: Daniel Lacasta Fitzsimmons
Graphic Design: Francesc Polop
Language: Spanish
Date: October 2018
Published by: dpr-barcelona
Conference: An Architectural Anthology
22nd November 2018, Fernando Távora Auditorium, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 22/11/2018
The architects Paul Robbrecht and Johannes Robbrecht, from the architectural studio Robbrecht en Daem architecten presented “An Architectural Anthology”, on the 22nd of November, within the Cycle Matter: the white conferences, at the Faculty of Architecture of University of Porto (FAUP).

Conference synopsis
Under the heading An Architectural Anthology Paul and Johannes Robbrecht took the opportunity to express how their practice is defined by key themes that permeate its body of work, including fascination with numbers, collaborations with artists and dialogic approach to the old masters of architecture (Mies van der Rohe, Victor Horta, Henry van de Velde and Marcel Breuer).

The work of Robbrecht en Daem architecten, inception in 1975, intends to be timeless, durable and focused, but above all also subservient and discrete - in short, ‘An Unforgettable Place’.
The invariable quality of its oeuvre is the result of the precise and consistent architectural vision which the founding duo Paul Robbrecht (1950) and Hilde Daem (1950) characterised from the very beginning, and to this day forms the basis of their meticulous approach with an unique vision on the use of colour, proportion and materiality.
In 2002 Johannes Robbrecht (1977) joined the team of Robbrecht en Daem architecten, where he has worked as a partner since 2012.
A distinguishing feature of the practice are their cultural buildings, such as the concert hall in Bruges, archives and libraries, as well as the emblematic restorations of modernist masterpieces, including the Ghent University library by Henry van de Velde and a 1:1 model of the Golf Clubhouse by Mies van der Rohe in Krefeld (Germany). Since early 2016 the office has been working on a 55.000m2 media building for the Flemish broadcasting company VRT.
The work of Robbrecht en Daem has been recognized with multiple international prizes and distinctions, and continues to be published and exhibited internationally.

Organization: José Miguel Rodrigues | Helder Casal Ribeiro | Pedro Borges de Araújo
Support: FAUP | Jofebar

The conference was held in English.

To know more please visit: website + studio

Liturgia, Lugar de encontros - IV Jornada de Liturgia, Arte e Arquitectura [Liturgy, Meeting Place - IV Talks on Liturgy, Art and Architecture]
24th November 2018, Church of Sagrado Coração de Jesus, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 24/11/2018
The Department of Architecture and Urbanism of ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon University Institute) organised "Lugar de encontros" [Meeting places], with the support of the Portuguese National Council of Architects (OA), as part of IV Talks on Liturgy, Art and Architecture, on the 24th November. 

These talks were split into two different panels and they brought together talks on spirituality, architecture and university projects, including a exhibition with student projects of chapels.

Panels´ themes:

´Contexts´ - Moderator: Madalena Mariz Rodrigues

´Shapes´ - Moderator: Hugo Casanova



To know more please visit website.

Find the poster and the full program in the PDF below. [Portuguese]
Publication: Modern Architectures. The Rise of Heritage
by Maristella Casciado, Èmilie d´Orgeix, Published by Mardaga, Wavre, 2012
DATE: 19/11/2018
This book is a collaborative work containing 18 essays, related to examination and preservation of modern architecture.

From the publisher: "(...) essays offer a variety of fresh and thoughtful perspectives on how to examine our modern architectural heritage, considering both its local and international significance. Collectively, they provide a comprehensive overview of preservation activities and teaching programs around the world that have developed in this field since the 1980s, including new research and insights that have radically changed the canonical vision of modern architecture. The essays reveal how knowledge has opened up new areas of preservation and lead to deeper, more nuanced understanding of the values and processes underlying preservation of the architecture of the last century."


You can find more information and buy a copy here (French).
English version is also available.

Cover provided by: Mardaga
Event: First Anniversary of Casa da Arquitectura
16th-18th November 2018, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 18/11/2018
Casa da Arquitectura - Centro Português da Arquitectura [House of Architecture - Portuguese Centre of Architecture] is celebrating its first year anniversary at the rehabilitated Quarteirão da Real Vinícola, in Matosinhos, with a series of events during the 16th, 17th and 18th of November.

The Educational Department has also prepared an extensive program for children and families that ran throughout the weekend.

Some of the initiatives prepared were:

16th November:

The presentation of Oscar Niemeyer scenography for Orfeu da Conceição, by Fernando Serapião, and the class Show on Modern Architecture and Brazilian Popular Music, which brung together José Miguel Wisnik and Guilherme Wisnik.

17th November: 

The architect Eduardo Souto de Moura introduced the architect Pedro Ramalho, whose collection was donated to Casa da Arquitectura
After, a debate on "Crossed interpretations between Brazil and Portugal", which confronts Maria Elisa Costa, the daughter of the Brazilian architect Lúcio Costa, and Ana Vaz Milheiro, a Professor and critic of architecture, for a conversation of transatlantic references and free entry.
 18th November:

On the last day, the talk "Arquitectura no Palco" ("Architecture on the Stage") took place, bringing together 
representatives of some of the world´s most prestigious cultural institutions around the table to discuss the role they
can play in the mission of taking architecture further and to a new public. The meeting includes Barry Bergdoll (MoMA),
Delfim Sardo (Culturgest), Pipo Ciorra (MAXXI), Olivia Horsfall Turner (Victoria and Albert Museum) and Nuno
Sampaio (CA). The moderation was in charge of the architect João Belo Rodeia.

To know more, please visit: website
To see the full program, please see the PDF below.

Award: João Luís Carrilho da Graça wins Leon Battista Alberti Prize
14th November 2018, Teatro Bibiena, Mantua, Italy
DATE: 16/11/2018
Docomomo International congratulates the Portuguese architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça on winning the first edition of the Leon Battista Alberti Prize, announced this last 9th of November.
The Leon Battista Alberti Prize is organized by the Fondazione Centro Studi Leon Battista Alberti, the Municipality of Mantova, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano – Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni and Polo territoriale di Mantova.
The ceremony took place 14th November at Teatro Bibiena in Mantua, starting with the opening lecture given by the architect.
The Prize has been awarded by the Mayor of Mantua, Mattia Palazzi and by the President of the Centro Studi Leon Battista Alberti Foundation, Federico Fedel.

You can find more inforamtion on the architect´s facebook page and an official poster attached below.

Photo provided by: Carrilho da Graça, arquitecto on facebook

Exhibition: The Architecture of Optimism: The Kaunas Phenomenon 1918-1940
16th November - 10th December 2018, BOZAR - Centre of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 10/12/2018
BOZAR - The Centre of Fine Arts in Brussels, would like to invite to the new exhibition "The Architecture of Optimism: The Kaunas Phenomenon 1918-1940".

As temporary capital of the newly founded independent Republic of Lithuania, Kaunas underwent a miraculous metamorphosis. In less than 20 years its inhabitants erected more than 12,000 buildings, transforming the city into a modern, elegant European capital.

The exhibition is organised in partnership with: The Ministry of Culture of Lithuania, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Culture Institute, Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania.

The exhibition is located in the BOZAR´s Foyers, and is admission-free.

For more details, please visit website.

Image provided by: Lithuanian Central State Archive
Event: Le Corbusier Apartment-Studio re-opened for visiting
Immeuble Molitor, 24, Rue Nungesser et Coli, 75016 Paris
DATE: 13/11/2018
Apartment-studio of Le Corbusier, located inside the famous Molitor building, is opened again after undergoing conservation for the past two years. It served as home to Le Corbusier, who lived there with his wife since 1934, until her death in 1965.

The conservation process, led by François Chatillon, aimed at restoring the state of the apartment from 1965, to express the constant change in Corbu´s living environment, where he experimented with new ideas and aesthetics.

Corbusier´s apartmen-studio is listed as national heritage since 1972. In 2016 the Molitor building was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with 16 other works of Le Corbusier.

More information here (French)

Image provided by: Olivier Martin-Gambier / FLC / ADAGP
Tour: The Liebling House during its renovation
30th November 2018, 29 Idelson St, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
DATE: 30/11/2018
The White City Centre of Tel Aviv organised a guided tour of the Liebling House. The buliding is currently undergoing restoration, which creates an interesting opportunity to experience Modern Architecture from a different perspective and to take a peek at the process itself.

For more information, please visit: website

Image provided by: The White City Centre.
Publication: Moholy´s Edit The Avant-Garde at Sea, August 1933.
by Chris Blencowe, Judith Levine, Published by Lars Müller Publishers, Zurich, 2019
DATE: 8/11/2018
The book concerns the four-day cruise to the Aegean islands made by the "inner circle" of the International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM) and their friends during the 4th congress in August 1933. Structured around that sequence of Moholy-Nagy´s film Architects´ Congress dealing with the cruise, the book sheds light on this legendary event in the history of the European architectural and artistic avant-garde.

Together with a close study of Le Corbusier´s sketches and notes in his carnet B5, all of these documents (and even more)—compiled by the authors with utmost care—reveal the preoccupations of the key personae including Sigfried Giedion, Fernand Léger, Amédée Ozenfant, Cornelis van Eesteren, Otto Neurath, and Le Corbusier himself, enabling a reconstruction of their epiphanies, discussions and estrangements at this critical moment in history.

You can buy a copy here.

Description provided by: Lars Müller Publishers
Cover by: booklooker.de
Exhibition: Retrospective - Bruno Taut at Home
30th October - 9th November 2018, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey
DATE: 9/11/2018
This exhibiton invites everyone to see the Head of Department of Architecture Prof. Bruno Taut back at his home, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, 80 years after his solo exhibition held at the Taut Atelier in June 1938.

"The world is my idea." - Arthur Schopenhauer

Bruno Taut is an important figure in modern architecture. His author-educator-urban planner identities, as well as his architectural approaches and resulting reflections have been collected and now displayed at this exhibition curated by Mehmet Sinan Tarakcioglu.

Bruno Taut met Categorical Imperative of Kant through a gravestone in Königsberg and carried his moral law throughout his life. He lived in a world where racism and brutality rose. But he never lost his humane point of view. He wandered around the globe without losing this perspective. He lived in Germany, Russia, Japan and Turkey in a period when the effects of the changes that occurred before and after the war were deeply felt. He was branded as heimatlos and still considered this way. However, he deserves to be remembered as a citizen of the world.

In Turkey, where Taut hoped to work for a long period, he found the place in accordance with his ideals over at the Academy of Fine Arts Istanbul. For this purpose, he built a second house for himself in Istanbul after Berlin. This house in Ortaköy which sheds light on his travel-filled life and his multi-colored architectural approach was his last home. The effects he created under the umbrella of the Academy of Fine Arts in Turkey, where he only spent two years, reached present day through the young architects and his students.

The exhibition is both in Turkish and English.
Exhibition Team: Elcin Burcu Temel, Taybuga Aybars Mamali, 
Translation: Neslihan Catak, Poster Design: Mirza Vranjakovic


For additional information, visit the event´s facebook page.
Publication: The Auerbach House by Walter Gropius with Adolf Meyer
by Barbara Happe and Martin S. Fischer, Published by Jovis, Berlin 2018
DATE: 6/11/2018
While Director of the Bauhaus, Walter Gropius built the Auerbach House in 1924, his first private house in the Bauhaus mode. Thus, this in cooperation with Adolf Meyer created building is one of the most important milestones for the early years of the Bauhaus. Certainly, the most outstanding feature of the house is the authentic interior color scheme. It was first discovered during the restoration that Alfred Arndt designed color schemes for every interior wall. Preserving almost all original details, today the house glows again with the 37 original pastel tones.
This book also recounts the moving story of the Auerbachs, a married Jewish couple who helped to shape Jena’s social life at the turn of the century, befriended Edvard Munch, fought for women’s rights, and whose house symbolized resistance to the expulsion of the Bauhaus from Weimar.

More details: here.

Cover image and description provided by Jovis
Exhibition: European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2017
8th November 2018 - 24th February 2019, M - Museum Leuven, Belgium
DATE: 24/2/2019
The EU Mies Award 2017 exhibition is travelling across Europe to disseminate and acknowledge quality architecture. This time it makes a stop in Belgium, at M-Museum Leuven.

At the opening of this edition of the exhibition a debate on the theme "Collective housing in complex environments" took place. Authors of the winning projects: DeFlat Kleiburg in Amsterdam, by NL architects and XVW Architectuur and Navez social housing in Brussels by MSA/V+, participated in the debate.

The exhibition opened 8th November 2018 and it will stay opened until 24th February 2019, at M-Museum Leuven, Belgium.

For more details please visit: Link

Image provided by: © Serge Brison / MSA
Talk: On the Line - Architecture at Risk
19th November 2018, Future Cities Catapult, London, UK
DATE: 19/11/2018
The Museum of Modern Architecture in London organised a thematic programme on the broad subject of risks that architecture may face. In this 3-part series of talks, the MoA explored the intersection of architecture and risk through economic, social, cultural and environmental viewpoints.
The event took place at Future Cities Catapult at the Urban Innovation Centre, in London.

More information can be found: here.
Call for Abstracts: 5th Historic Mortars Conference (HMC 2019)
Deadline for Abstracts: 15th November, 2018
DATE: 15/11/2018
The thematic session "Functional mortars for the conservation of historic and modern cultural heritage structures" aims to attract and disseminate current research on the design, development and evaluation of modern conservation mortars that incorporate new functionalities, such as:
- self-cleaning,
- self-healing,
- insulation,
- hydro-phobicity,
- sensing properties/ piezo-resistive mortars,
- special conservation applications, etc.
The session welcomes contributions on conservation mortars for the restoration and rehabilitation of both historic and modern (20th century) structures and architectural monuments.

You may submit your abstract(s) online through the conference website, by the 15th of November 2018
Selected contributions will be invited to submit an extended full paper to a special issue of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage.

The HMC2019 conference will be held at the University of Navarra- Spain in June 2019.

To know more, download the pdf below or visit: website
Publication: Rome and the Legacy of Louis I. Kahn
by Elisabetta Barizza, Marco Falsetti, published by Routledge, 2018
DATE: 30/10/2018
Louis I. Kahn was one of the most influential architects, thinkers and teachers of his time. This book examines the important relationship between his work and the city of Rome, whose ancient ruins inspired in him a new design methodology. Structured into two main parts, the first includes personal essays and contributions from the architect’s children, writers and other designers on the experience and impact of his work. The second part takes a detailed look at Kahn’s residency in Rome, its effects on his thinking, and how his influence spread throughout Italy. It analyses themes directly linked to his architecture, through interviews with teachers and designers such as Franco Purini, Paolo Portoghesi, Giorgio Ciucci, Lucio Valerio Barbera and the architects of the Rome Group of Architects and City Planners (GRAU). Rome and the Legacy of Louis I. Kahn expands the current discourse on this celebrated twentieth-century architect, ideal for students and researchers interested in Kahn’s work, architectural history, theory and criticism.

To buy this book please visit: website
Publication: Conservation and Management Plan: The National Library of Kosovo
by Bekim Ramku, Nol Binakaj, Rand Eppich, published by Viprint, Prishtina, 2017
DATE: 29/10/2018
Conservation and Management Plan: The National Library of Kosovo was published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative.

This publication consists of a conservation management plan for Andrija Mutnjakovic´s National Library of Kosovo in Prishtina, Kosovo. As the Kosovo Architecture Foundation argues "It comes at a critical time for the health of the National Library as there are numerous systems such as the roof, windows, moisture protection and plumbing that are failing."

"This conservation plan is the result of a large and dedicated team of architects and students. For one year from August 2016 the extended KAF team explored, documented and assessed every corner of the library with the intent to discover its vulnerabilities. During the year the KAF team and its collaborators, while producing this document have undertaken a Rapid Condition Assessment report, a workshop with young professionals and students of architecture, a documentary, an exhibition, a specialized tour of the Library, as well as produced the application fiche designating the Library part of the Permanent Protection List of Cultural Monuments in Kosovo."

To download the PDF version in English, please visit: website
Sydney Opera House - 45th Anniversary
Sydney Opera House, by Jørn Utzon, Sydney, Australia, 1956
DATE: 20/10/2018
Saturday 20th October was the 45th anniversary of one of the world´s most iconic buildings: the Sydney Opera House. The result of a UIA-endorsed competition in 1956, the Sydney Opera House has since become the youngest UNESCO World Heritage Site and today plays host to 11 million visitors a year. Constructed by about 10, 000 workers from 90 different countries, it is a building that epitomises diversity. Now at the mid-point of its 10-year renewal programme, the Opera House has achieved accessibility for all and a 75% cut in power consumption. The UIA pays its own tribute to this flagship UIA competition winner with a series of interviews and statements from people whose lives are entwined with it.
Happy birthday, Sydney Opera House. 
Call for papers: Architecture for Museums. Ra. Revista de Arquitectura
Number 21, 2019 Ra. Revista de Arquitectura
DATE: 14/2/2019
Ra. Revista de Arquitectura, was created as a supplement to Re. Revista de Edificación, a School of Architecture periodical.

It is regarded as a forum for the expression of study results and academic debate concerning the key areas of interest in architecture and urban spaces that are inherent in the university vision by regarding them as cultural realities of undeniable importance and impact and as objects for careful consideration, study and research.

It intended to serve as a channel, especially for the intellectual output of the departments of Theory and History, Urban Design and Architectural Projects, although it is open to articles and contributions from other institutions.

It fosters a perception of architecture that does not lose track of its cultural dimension by establishing just one limitation from the outset: avoiding the practice of publishing current projects and initiatives in the field of design and building.

The Guest Editor and the Scientific Committee are calling for contributions (see the editorial guidelines) in English or Spanish from architects and scholars up until 14 February 2019. 
Proposals will be judged on their diversity and the speculative nature of their approach. Examples of potential subjects are listed below:
The architect as curator; curatorship as an autonomous practice; curatorship as a political practice; the exhibition as a form of research; archives and display; from curatorship to design to construction; exhibiting as teaching strategy; types of exhibitions; the museum as a speculative realm; museum, heterotopia and architecture.

To know more, please visit: website
Research grant under the Project “Female Architects in Portugal: Building visibility, 1942-1986”
12th - 23rd November 2018, CIEG, ISCSP, University of Lisbon
DATE: 12/11/2018
It is available an application period for the attribution of one Research Grant (BI) from November 12 to 23, 2018, under the project PTDC/ART-DAQ/32388/2017, “Female architects in Portugal: building visibility, 1942-1986”, developed in the Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies (CIEG), of the Institute for Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP) of the University of Lisbon (ULisboa), funded by FCT/MCTES, through national funds and, when applicable, co-financed by FEDER, under the partnership agreement PT2020.

To know more, please visit: website
Conference: Arquitectura e Património: sem redoma de vidro [Architecture and Heritage: without a glass flask]
25th October 2018, Auditorium Fernando Távora, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 25/10/2018
This past October 25th, another edition of the conference cycle organised by the Marques da Silva Foundation took place in Porto.
This year the architect and professor Nuno Valentim was challenged by the Foundation to discuss the question: What is the contribution of architecture towards heritage?
The conference was entitled Arquitectura e Património: sem redoma de vidro [Architecture and Heritage: without a glass flask].

To know more please visit: website
Publication: Barcelona Rationalism Route - 1930´s Architecture and the GATCPAC Group
published by Institut del Paisatge Urbà i la Qualitat de Vida, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Barcelona, 2018
DATE: 24/10/2018
This is the most comprehensive guide for discovering the legacy of Rationalist architecture in Barcelona. Focused on the pioneers of this style in Catalonia that came together in the legendary GATCPAC group, it also incorporates the works of other avant-garde architects of the late 1920’s and 30’s. This was a period of feverish creativity which showcased the political commitment of architects involved in socially progressive projects. A movement that was cut short and disbanded by the fascist Franco regime at the end of the Spanish Civil War.

The Barcelona Rationalism Route features 68 sites, from family homes and apartment blocks to office buildings, including the very first ´skyscrapers´ of the city. It invites you to discover the most emblematic works of the period, as well as revolutionary projects for public health, education and housing. 

With maps and practical information for each building, the Route is organised in nine walks designed for a pleasant and intriguing journey of discovery around the streets of Barcelona.

Author: Tate Cabré (texts)
Photographies: Lluís Casals and other authors
Publisher: Institut del Paisatge Urbà i la Qualitat de Vida, Ajuntament de Barcelona
Languages available: Catalan, Spanish, English


To order the book, please visit: Website
Keeping It Modern Grants
2018 Getty Foundation Announcement
DATE: 11/10/2018
The Getty Foundation today announced more than $1.7 million in architectural conservation grants dedicated to eleven significant 20th century buildings as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. The 2018 grants once again span the globe and include the first grants awarded to buildings in Cuba, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, and Ireland, as well as well-known landmarks such as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

Since its inception in 2014, Keeping It Modern has supported 54 national and international conservation projects that collectively address the importance of research and planning for the preservation of modern architectural heritage. The eleven projects selected to receive funding this year include:

• The National Schools of Art of Havana, Cuba
(architects: Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti and Roberto Gottardi)

• Rashid Karami International Fairground, Tripoli, Lebanon
(architect: Oscar Niemeyer)

• Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
(architect: Eero Saarinen)

• History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
(architects: Boris Magaš, Edo Šmidihen and Radovan Horvat)

• Chess Palace and Alpine Club, Tbilisi, Georgia
(architects: Vladimir Aleksi-Meskhishvili and Germane Gudushauri)

• Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California
(architect: Louis Kahn)

• St. Brendan’s Community School, Birr, Ireland
(architects: Peter and Mary Doyle)

• Technische Universiteit Delft Auditorium, Netherlands
(architects: Johannes van den Broek and Jaap Bakema)

• School of Mathematics at the Università degli Studi di Roma, Rome, Italy
(architect: Gio Ponti)

• Collegi Universitari at the Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy
(architect: Giancarlo De Carlo)

• Engineering Building at the University of Leicester, England
(architects: James Stirling and James Gowan)

The Getty Foundation also recently launched the Keeping It Modern Report Library, which includes completed technical reports from 20 grant projects that are free to download and can be used by practitioners in the field or anyone interested in cultural heritage preservation.

To know more about the Keeping It Modern Report Library visit: Website

To know more about this project, please download the PDF below.
Exhibition: Housing. Frankfurt Wien Stockholm
18th September 2018 - 2nd November 2019, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Project Room SG 294.22, Lausanne, Switzerland
DATE: 2/11/2018
The exhibition “HOUSING. Frankfurt Wien Stockholm” focuses on housing policies implemented during the inter-war period, which represent the key topics of two research projects and the teaching activity carried out at the LCC - Laboratory of Construction and Conservation, a part of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland.
This exhibition presents three European cities which played a fundamental role in this specific regard: Frankfurt, Vienna and Stockholm. 

These are well documented experiences from a historical viewpoint that, however, show many shortcomings as far as the architectural analysis concerned. The examples sum up simultaneously the social dynamics, the cultural milieu, as well as the adopted intentions and political program in order to come up with an effective answer to the housing question.
The exhibition aims to display the existing variety, both morphologically and typologically wise, through a selection of remarkable examples. Frankfurt, Vienna and Stockholm equally illustrate different ways of designing the collective space, that is the intermediary space in-between the communal and private, which is a crucial feature of the "living together".

"HOUSING. Frankfurt Wien Stockholm" was curated by LCC - Laboratory of Construction and Conservation (under the supervision of the head of the Lab, Professor Luca Ortelli), and the exhibition opening was marked by a lecture addressed by Professor Bruno Marchand, September 18th.

To know more, please visit: website
Competition: Archi´bois
8th November 2018, L’ENSA Paris-Val de Seine, France
DATE: 8/11/2018
The Fond Archimbaud pour l’Homme et la Forêt and the National School of Architecture Paris-Val de Seine
launched Archi´bois, the first competition of ideas thought out for architecture, engineering and landscape
students, honoring wood as a building material.

The first edition will be on the theme « Prendre de la hauteur » - "Getting high". It is a challenge for future
architects: to combine wood and high-rise construction in an urban setting. While wood is now increasingly
popular in housing projects but also offices, a challenge remains to be met: the construction of a building high
up honoring this material.

Important dates:

Launch of the competition: Thursday, 8th November 2018, at 18h, l’ENSA Paris-Val de Seine

Deadline for applications: Friday, 31st January 2019, at 12h

The programme and further details about the event can be found here. [French Website]
Exhibition: Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 cycle
19th October - 28th October 2018, Kosovo Museum, Kosovo
DATE: 28/10/2018
The "Aga Khan Award for Architecture" 2016 cycle exhibition opened last Friday October the 19th at the Kosovo Museum. 
The exhibition presents the 19 shortlisted projects among which a project by a Kosovar architect as well as the winning ones by the likes of Zaha Hadid Architects and Bjarke Ingels.

The curator and the director of the Awards, Mr. Farrokh Derakhshani, has written a preface about the exhibition.

"The Aga Khan Award for Architecture focuses on processes of change in parts of the world where the built environment is undergoing rapid transformation, at times with dire consequences. 
Over the last four decades the Award has sought to understand the nature of this change and to have an impact on design and building in the hope of creating a better quality of life for the people who inhabit these environments. 
To this end, it recognizes exemplary projects and shares the lessons they offer with all those who play a role in this endeavor - architects, planners, government agencies, clients and, above all, the final users of the buildings. 
Each three-year cycle of the Award involves an exhaustive search for innovative solutions and positive achievements which highlight the significant contribution that architecture can make towards shaping and improving our lives.

From the outset the award has made both the architectural profession and the wider public aware of a broad new approach to what constitutes architecture. 
The 15 projects selected in the very first 1977-80 cycle engaged with a wide range of issues, from conservation to slum upgrading, and embraced traditional as well as new designs. 
Works by both emerging architectural talents and established practices were celebrated alongside the efforts of clients and builders. Together, these projects spoke of the plurality of societies in countries where Muslims have a significant presence, from Indonesia to Morocco.

This pluralist approach has been pursued by successive independent Master Juries, responding to diverse concerns identified by a rotating Steering Committee for each triennal Award Cycle.  The Chairman of the Steering Committee is His Highness the Aga Khan, who established the Award in 1977 to recognize architecture´s primary role in improving the quality of life in fast-changing Muslim society.

One of the most pressing aspects of such change is the movement of peoples far from their homelands.  Sometimes forced, sometimes voluntary, this mass migration - from rural to urban areas, of from one country or continent to another - has given traditionally mono-cultural societies a new character shaped by multilayered identities. But it has also posed challenges. How do you create a sense of cohesion in a disparate population? How do you draw new communities into the public sphere, facilitate their engagement with civil society? The Aga Khan Award for Architecture confronts such issues head on, showcasing projects of excellence that address the aspirations of these communities. 

The aim of this exhibition is to share the findings of the 13th Award Cycle, spanning from 2014 to 2016. 
Among hundreds of nominations the Master July reviewed 348 projects from 69 countries and shortlisted 19 of these for in-depth inspection and expert review. From this shortlist six projects were then selected to share the prize money of 1,000,000 USD.
Both the Award recipients and the shortlisted projects propose creative solutions to some of the most relevant issues facing architecture today. While different in scale and approach, all of the projects are part of their contexts and enhance the sense of belonging in their communities. 
What emerged from the many nominations received, and most notable from the 19 projects featured in this exhibition, is a sense of what can be achieved when architects and clients work collaboratively, combining their forces in a conscious effort to improve the built environment and the everyday lives of people. "

To know more please visit: website

Publication: matières 14
by Bruno Marchand, Roberto Gargiani, Jacques Lucan, Luca Ortelli and Martin Steinmann (eds.); published by PPUR, Lausanne, 2018
DATE: 19/10/2018
"L’œuvre et le temps, le temps à l’œuvre" is the theme of the Dossier of the 14th issue of matières. Voluntarily vast, this theme naturally translates into multiple angles of approach. In this perspective, the extension of monuments, the paradoxical forms adopted by collective dwellings between 1968 and 1973, and the reproducibility of Le Corbusier´s model of the "Unité d’habitation" are all examined.

Additionally to these variations of the link between time and work, the durability of stone - as a building material - as well as a reflection on the critical receptivity of a building are also topics approached.

This issue brings together different topics such as: the building site of Michelucci’s church on the highway, the work of the artist Isa Genzken, the genesis of Banham´s New Brutalism book and a visit to Berlin. While the Archives section explores the projects of architects Paul Cottancin, Eduard Lanz and Erik Gunnar Asplund.

To buy this book: website
Open Calls: Student Workshop Missing Knowledge
Submission Deadline: 18th October; Workshop: 22nd October - 15th November 2018
DATE: 18/10/2018
We are glad to announce an open call for an online student workshop Missing Knowledge (On Forgotten Monuments), which will be part of a supporting program of international forum “Creating Concrete Utopia, Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948 – 1980”, organized by Center for Cultural Decontamination (CZKd). The workshop is organized in cooperation with Architcetuul and the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade.

How were the monuments commemorating the National Liberation War in former Yugoslavia built? Are they political or art projects? Why do they look as they do? What are their architectural values? How do they communicate with the landscape? How do they communicate with me? Why are they a hot topic today?

The workshop is conceived as an online course for students of architecture in the period between October 22 - November 15. The three-week online informal academic course will be followed by a final presentation of the results at the Center for Cultural Decontamination during the International Forum “Creating a Concrete Utopia, Architecture of Yugoslavia 1948-1980” on November 15. 
The aim of the workshop is to develop an understanding of the complexity of the commemorative art of the National Liberation War of SFR of Yugoslavia, as well as broadening its common knowledge base. This type of cooperation with regional students of architecture raises the question of the meaning and understanding of historical monuments today and offers the possibility of creating a shared knowledge of the common architectural and artistic heritage by combining different research techniques (drawing, model / text, text, photography, film, vr, etc.)
The ultimate product of the workshop is an online knowledge base through the process of researching "missing knowledge”. The acquired knowledge will be globally distributed through Architectuul.

Application details:
Deadline: October 18
Application method: By sending a motivation letter (up to 400 words) and a graphic appendix representing a personal view on topic Forgotten monuments (on 1 A4 page) To: ForgottenMonumentsYU@gmail.com
About the project:
The International Forum "Creating a concrete utopia: Architecture of Yugoslavia, 1948 - 1980” will gather authors and associates of the exhibition of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York: “Towards a concrete utopia: Architecture of Yugoslavia, 1948-1980” from November 12 - 15 in the Center for Cultural Decontamination (Birčaninova 21). 

Photo by Milan Ravić

For more information about the workshop: website

For more information about the project: Website
Publication Launch: Luis Barragán: Search and Creativity
6th October 2018, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico
DATE: 6/10/2018
La Casa Luis Barragán cordially invites you to the launch of the English edition of Louise Noelle´s monographic study - Luis Barragán: Search and Creativity - taking place October 6, 2018 at noon.

The book was published as Centerline 13, by the Center of American Architecture and Design and the O´Neil Ford Chair at the University of Texas at Austin.

Editors: Wilfried Wang and Carsten Krohn.
Photographer: Alberto Moreno Guzmán.
With a presentation by Renato González Melo, the author and the editors.

Venue:
Casa Luis Barragán, General Francisco Ramírez 12, Col. Amplianción Daniel Garza 11840, Miguel Hidalgo, CDMX

Image: Alberto Moreno Guzmán, Casa Gilardi
Design: Victoria Knabe
Publication: Saša J. Mächtig: Systems, Structures, Strategies
by Maja Vardjan (Editor), published by MAO Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, 2016
DATE: 1/10/2018
Saša J. Mächtig is one of the most prominent creative forces in Slovenian industrial design. His best-known and most influential work is Kiosk K67, whose modular design and complex system of elements represents the very essence both of his larger design philosophy and practice. Mächtig’s approach is systemic, with individual products and design strategies consistently conceived as part of a wider system that can develop, grow and change. According to him, urban space should not be furnished with individual, self-sufficient objects, but should instead offer open systems of flexible structures to create active areas that facilitate daily rituals, exchange of information and the participation of all. The publication reflects Mächtig’s systemic thought, interdisciplinary work, concept designs and end products, while showcasing the process of creation, from first concepts and project variations to extensive research, testing in public space and marketing campaigns.

To buy this book: Website
Call for Papers: Educational Architecture – Education, Heritage, Challenges
Deadline for entries: 30th November 2018
DATE: 8/5/2019
We are pleased to invite you to participate in a three-day international conference Educational Architecture - Education, Heritage, Challenges that will be held in Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 6-8, 2019.

This international conference is organised by a group of researchers from the University of Lisbon and the University of Coimbra, Portugal, under the scope of the research project ´Atlas of School Architecture in Portugal – Education, Heritage and Challenges´, funded by FCT, the agency that supports research into science and technology in Portugal.

Educational Architecture – Education, Heritage and Challenges is intended to be a forum for discussing the most recent innovations, trends and concerns in this area, as well as the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the planning and design of new and existing child-centred educational environments. It will discuss the current challenges and requirements faced by educational environments, focusing on different perspectives and scales of analysis, such as the role of the educational space within the local urban fabric, its impact on the local community, and the design of informal and formal educational spaces (spatial, functional and environmental quality; spatial organisation; furniture and equipment; etc.). It will also provide an interdisciplinary platform for leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholarship holders, as well as for educators, practitioners and, policymakers from different geographies and backgrounds, who will enjoy opportunities for discussion and mutual understanding, in the pursuit of common research goals.

The aim of this three-day conference – Educational Architecture – Education, Heritage, Challenges is to provide a forum for knowledge sharing in order to understand:

1) where specific individual and collective visions/policies originate from. Do they come from architects, pedagogues, head teachers or politicians?

2) design strategies, trends, values and problems, whose different experiences can inform current challenges. 


The deadline for submitting a paper presentation to the conference is November 30, 2018.

We look forward to meeting you in Lisbon, next May.

You can find all the information on this conference here .
Exhibition: Scripts for a new world: Film storyboards by Alessandro Poli
21th September 2018 - 20th January 2019, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Canada
DATE: 20/1/2019
Starting September 20, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents Scripts for a new world: Film storyboards by Alessandro Poli. Curated by CCA Chief Curator Giovanna Borasi, the exhibition explores how different preparatory elements of film—images, storyboards, scripts, and audio—generated a new language for architecture in the work of Italian architect, designer, and artist Alessandro Poli.

On display in the CCA’s Octagonal gallery are storyboard and collage elements from several of Poli’s projects, offering insights into the use of film as a design tool, and contributing to ongoing discussions on how to narrate ideas about architecture in an increasingly visual and image-dependent culture.

Scripts for a new world shows visitors to the CCA how the moving image was used to visualize radical interpretations of everyday life and future trajectories of architecture taken to their extremes—visions that more traditional, rigid, or static architectural tools could not achieve.

To know more visit: website

Photo Credits: Superstudio. Collage of a woman standing in front of an ironing board with articles of clothing and other domestic objects around her, over an infinite grid surface, demonstrating how the grid replaces all three-dimensional architecture and integrates scenes of daily life, 1972.  Alessandro Poli fonds, CCA. © Archivio Superstudio
Call for Sessions and Roundtables: EAHN2020
Deadline for entries: 31st December 2018
DATE: 13/6/2020
The Call for Sessions and Roundtables for European Architectural History Network (EAHN 2020) is now open!

EAHN2020 takes place in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, UK, from 10th to 13th June, 2020. The venue is the University of Edinburgh, and the conference takes full advantage of the university, and the city’s numerous architectural sites.

In accordance with EAHN´s mission, the meeting aims to increase the visibility of the discipline of architectural history, to foster transnational, interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment, and to facilitate the exchange of research in the field. 

EAHN is a European organisation, but its intellectual scope is global, and the meeting welcomes proposals on any architectural historical topic. As well as topics on any aspect of the built environment, proposals on landscape and urban history are also very welcome, along with proposals dealing with the theories, methodologies and historiographies of architectural history.

Proposals are sought in two basic formats: (1) a session, and (2) a roundtable debate. A session should consist of 4-5 paper presentations, with a respondent, and time for dialogue and discussion at the end. A roundtable debate should be organised as a discussion between panel members, and the format would suit topics of particular urgency, or contemporary relevance. Roundtables should also aim to activate audience discussion as far as possible. Sessions and roundtables may be chaired by more than one person.

The deadline for all proposals is 31 December 2018. 

To know more please download the PDF below or visit the website.
Call for Papers: Built Heritage Conservation in the Rural Vitalization BHS2019
Deadline for Abstracts: 9th October, 2018
DATE: 22/4/2019
The 2nd International Conference on Built Heritage Studies (BHS2019), will be held in Tongji University from April 19th to 22nd, in 2019.
The Conference is being organized by College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University and Academic Committee of Urban and Rural Built Heritage-ASC. And its topic will be "Built Heritage Conservation in the Rural Vitalization".

Papers are now being accepted! 
The deadline of submission of abstract is October 9 , 2018.

More details please visit the website.
Session: Cinco dedos de uma mão [Five Fingers of a hand]
28th September 2018, Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 28/9/2018
Cinco dedos de uma mão [Five Fingers of a hand]:
This Session will take as a starting point the project developed by Architect Raúl Hestnes Ferreira for Escola de Benfica [School of Benfica].

The Foundation Marques da Silva has recently recieved a donation of the assets of Raúl Hestnes Ferreira, which has strengthened the purpose of this session. Taking advantage of the program of European Heritage Days 2018, this subject will be discussed as well.

Free entrance, subject to the space limitation. 

This session will count with Alexandra Saraiva, architect and investigator of the work of Raúl Hestnes Ferreira; Anselmo Canha, designer, musician, investigator and professor; Manuel Esperança, teacher and Dean of Escola de Benfica; and Nuno Markl, comedian, writer, alumni. 

Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva, September 28, 18h30

To know more: website [Portuguese]
Exhibition: Europas Beste Bauten - European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture
Until 22nd October 2018, Architekturzentrum Wien, Austria
DATE: 22/10/2018
The EU Mies Award 2017 exhibition is travelling across Europe to disseminate and acknowledge quality architecture. After being in Barcelona, Brussels, Heerlen and Warsaw reaches a new venue on its itinerancy at AzW in Vienna, Austria.

Videos, images and models of the Winning project, DeFlat Kleiburg in Amsterdam, by NL architects and XVW Architectuur and the Emerging Architect Winner, Navez social housing in Brussels by MSA/V+ as well as the finalists Kannikegården, Ely Court, The Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Katyn Museum and 40 shortlisted. The works are displayed according to the urban fabric where they are located: Exo-urban, Periphery, Consolidated and Historic Centre; the parts that construct for this exhibition an imaginary "City of 40".

This exhibition is supplemented by a presentation of the 18 nominated projects with Austrian participants and also comes with other interesting related events and features:

Guided tours: 6, 10, 20 October.
Lecture: 10 October Kamiel Klaasse, NL Architects, Amsterdam.
Workshop: 13 October build models inspired by the projects.

To know more: website
Summer School: Laboratorio Nervi
28th September – 3rd October 2018, Lecco Campus, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
DATE: 3/10/2018
Knowledge, restoration and valorisation of twentieth century architecture. Critical, structural, technological aspects
The Lecco Campus of the Politecnico di Milano welcomes this year the first Summer School of the Laboratorio Nervi. Inspired by the work of the great Italian designer and builder Pier Luigi Nervi (Sondrio, June 21st 1891 - Rome, January 9th 1979), the Laborato-rio Nervi is being developed as a centre for study and analysis on the great issues of knowledge and conservation as well as restoration and valorisation of the twentieth century architecture.
As for 2018, the Laboratorio Nervi Summer School will explore all these themes focusing on the critical, structural and techno-logical aspects, within the framework of the European year of cultural heritage.

For more information: Website
Exhibition: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Guadalajara, Mexico, 1930-1970
5th - 19th September 2018, School of Architecture at the University of Texas, Austin, US
DATE: 19/9/2018
The Modern Movement in Guadalajara
Between 1930 and the early 1970s, Guadalajara produced some noteworthy examples of an austere architecture without stylistic pretentions and with an emphasis on the sense of space and functionality. The increasing use of reinforced concrete in construction replaced the traditional techniques of wood, adobe, and stone. The Modern Movement in Guadalajara gathers the works of three generations of architects and engineers who transformed the urban image of the city with buildings reflecting the new visions of architecture that had developed in Europe during the first three decades of the twentieth century, with intuition of making works of their time with international technology, with manufacture and artistic local expresions.

In this exhibition curated by Mónica del Arenal, visitors are invited to explore the Midcentury Modern movement in Guadalajara, Mexico, through 56 photographs.

The opening reception took place September 5 in the Mebane Gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Mebane Gallery is located on the ground floor of Goldsmith Hall on the UT Austin campus.

´Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Guadalajara, Mexico (1930-1970)´ was first presented at the Museo de Guadalajara, in 2014, and it will now start to travel the US. The next known venue is San Antonio, Texas.

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Publication: Aesthetics and Technology in Building. The Twenty-First-Century Edition
Cristiana Chiorino, Elisbetta Margiotta Nervi, and Thomas Leslie, eds. Pier Luigi Nervi, Aesthetics and Technology in Building (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2018).
DATE: 6/9/2018
Rome, Italy - The selection of Italian engineer and master builder Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) to present the 1961 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures in Poetry at Harvard University was a breathtaking moment in the history of engineering and architecture. Often called a "poet in concrete" for his stunning, web-like roof structures and evocative, curving concrete structures, Nervi represented the growing optimism around technology and design in the postwar era.

In four lectures, the designer and builder of internationally acclaimed arenas for the 1960 Rome Olympics covered the history of building, showing how art and science had found common ground in construction dating back to Greek and Roman constructors.  He demonstrated how he, in turn, had been able with just a small crew of laborers to build some of the world´s largest concrete structures, using simple prefabricated elements to build up his richly patterned designs.  And he offered guidance for future architects and students, suggesting that they look to aviation and industrial design to find new principles for a new era of construction.

Nervi published his lectures in 1965, as an elegantly illustrated book titled Aesthetics and Technology in Building.  After more than fifty years, his words and images are now available in a new, critical edition of this ground-breaking book. Published by the University of Illinois Press, Aesthetics and Technology in Building: The Twenty-First Century Editionincludes Nervi´s original lectures and illustrations, along with new essays by contemporary scholars that put his words in context, showing how these talks summarized his career at a key point in his international development and how his work related to movements in engineering and architecture at the time.  Italian architect Roberto Einaudi, who served as Nervi´s translator for the lectures and the original book, has contributed the definitive history of how these lectures came to be, and how the original book captured this important moment.

Nervi´s work has seen a resurgence in scholarship in the last decade, with traveling exhibitions, symposia, and a new monograph, published by University of Illinois Press in 2017, titled Beauty´s Rigor: Patterns of Production in the Work of Pier Luigi Nervi.  That study´s author, Thomas Leslie, joined Elisabetta Margiotta Nervi of the Pier Luigi Nervi Research and Knowledge Management Project and noted Nervi scholar Cristiana Chiorino of the Politechnico di Torinoto edit the new edition of Aesthetics and Technology in Building.

"Interest in Nervi has never been higher," noted Leslie.  "But his work has not always been deeply understood.  His powerful forms and richly patterned domes were never willful—they emerged from very stringent attention to fabrication and construction processes."  Nervi´s dual role, as both design engineer and constructor, meant that his structures responded to rigorous structural and economic analysis.  

Co-editor Cristiana Chiorino adds, "in 2009, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Nervi, we started a complex critical review of his work that resulted in an exhibition that was an extraordinary success from Australia to the United States to South America, demonstrating the relevance of its structural thinking. His approach can offer a significant contribution and new hints to the present debate on the role of formal inventiveness in the design of structures and, in a broader perspective, to the dialogue between architecture and engineering."

Aesthetics and Technology in Building captured the imagination of the architectural and engineering professions in the 1960s, but the elegant visions and cultural argument it made for engineering as a profoundly humanist activity is powerfully relevant today.  "Although modern and almost futuristic in his vision," notes Elisabetta Margiotta Nervi of the Pier Luigi Research and Knowledge Management Project, "Pier Luigi Nervi can be considered the last Italian master builder, who summarized and sublimated a great architectonic legacy. His attention to every aspect of the building process and ethical use of techniques and materials appeals to the contemporary sensitivity, anticipating the sustainable architecture of today."

With an afterword by renowned French scholar Joseph Abram and critical contributions by Roberto Einaudi, Gabriele Neri and Alberto Bologna. New photographs of Pier Luigi Nervi´s buildings by Hans Christian Schink.

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Course: Arquitectos de Lisboa II: Anos 30 do Século XX – Actualidade [Architects of Lisbon II: From the 30´s to Nowadays]
1st october – 20th November 2018, Biblioteca Associação Portuguesa Amigos dos Castelos, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 20/11/2018
Organization by:
ASSOCIAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DOS AMIGOS DOS CASTELOS
ARQUIVO MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA
FUNDAÇÃO CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN
CIDEHUS.UÉ – CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE HISTÓRIA, CULTURAS E SOCIEDADES DA UNIVERSIDADE DE ÉVORA
FCT – FUNDAÇÃO PARA A CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA

Theme:
Architecture is one of the most defining and determining activities of the history and identity of a city.
Take for example the transition period from the 19th to the 20th century, this reality is particularly evident in Lisbon from the mid-twenties of the last century until today, characterized by an extraordinary variety of architectural styles. Significant projets and architects have been able to somehow shape this period and this city, namely Jorge Segurado (1898-1990), Francisco Keil do Amaral (1910-1975), Ruy Jervis d´ Athouguia (1917-2006), Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-2016) and Nuno Portas (1934-), Raúl Hestnes Ferreira (1931-2018), Álvaro Siza Vieira (1933-), Tomás Taveira (1938-) and Gonçalo Byrne (1941-).

For the duration of eight seminars, very different and relevant projects in the municipality of Lisbon will be studied and interpreted, from the mentioned period, which, as a whole, have contributed decisively to a better understanding of Architecture in Portugal. The proposed “itinerary” will go through the most iconic buildings in Lisbon, between the 30´s and the present.

These seminars are preceded by the opening session, which presents the architectural spoils found in the Lisbon Municipal Archive and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Registration Deadline: 27th September

Location:
The course will be held at the headquarters of Associação Portuguesa dos Amigos dos Castelos (the Portuguese Association of Friends of Castles), at the library:
Biblioteca dos Amigos dos Castelos, Rua Barros Queirós, n.º 20, 1.º Esq, Lisbon.

Dates:
Opening Session - October 1st
Seminars - 02, 09, 16, 23 and 30 October and 06, 13 and 20 November 2018, from 18h00 to 19h30.

Course Structure
Opening Session (October 1st)
PART I - The architectural assets of the Lisbon Municipal Archive
Dr. Helena Neves (Head of the Lisbon Municipal Archive Division)

PART II - The architectural spools of the Library of Art and Archives of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Mestre Ana Barata (Librarian of the Library of Art and Archives of FCG)

Session I (October 2): Jorge Segurado (1898-1990)
Prof. Doctor José Manuel Fernandes (FAUL and CIAUD-UL)

Session II (October 9): Francisco Keil do Amaral (1910-1975)
Prof. Doctor José Manuel Fernandes (FAUL and CIAUD-UL)

Session III (16 October): Ruy Jervis d´Athouguia (1917-2006)
Prof. Doutora Graça Correia (FAUP and FCATI-ULP)

Session IV (October 23): Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-2016) and Nuno Portas (1934-)
Prof. Doctor Nuno Grande (DARQ / FCTUC and CES-UC)

Session V (October 30): Raúl Hestnes Ferreira (1931-2018)
Prof. Doctor João Vieira Caldas (Superior Technical Institute of the University of Lisbon and CITUA)

Session VI (November 6): Álvaro Siza Vieira (1933-)
Prof. Doctor Jorge Nunes (FAUL and CIAUD-UL)

Session VII (November 13): Tomás Taveira (1938-)
Prof. Doctor Jorge Figueira (DARQ / FCTUC and CES-UC)

Session VIII (November 20): Gonçalo Byrne (1941-)
Prof. Ana Vaz Milheiro (FAUL, DINAMIA´CET-IUL and CEA-UP)

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Course: Old Cities, New Challenges 2018
29th September – 6th October 2018, Penang, Malaysia
DATE: 6/10/2018
Old Cities, New Challenges
A Course for Urban Conservation in Southeast Asia
September 29 – October 6, 2018
Penang, Malaysia

The Getty Conservation Institute is pleased to announce, Old Cities, New Challenges 2018 (OCNC18), the first in a new series of courses for urban conservation in Southeast Asia presented in collaboration with Think City.
OCNC18’s primary objective is to improve urban conservation practices in Southeast Asian cities by providing participants with a fuller understanding of conservation methodologies and effective, practical tools and techniques for the conservation of historic places in urban contexts. The curriculum for this course derives, in part, from the GCI´s previous courses in the region.

Course Content
The course will be highly interactive—formal presentations will be complemented by group discussions and exercises at historic sites in Penang. A values-based approach to heritage conservation will be emphasized. Participants will share their experiences regarding heritage conservation challenges in their respective cities.

Topics to be addressed include:
Examination of international approaches, including Historic Urban Landscape (HUL)
Documentation of tangible and intangible heritage assets, including cultural mapping
Defining cultural significance of historic places, resulting in a statement of significance
Heritage economics, related to cultural capital and sustainability
Infill development in historic areas
Goals, strategies and components of an urban conservation plan, resulting in participants’ drafting a plan for a specific site

Instructors
An experienced team of mentors will share their practical expertise related to the conservation of historic places in urban contexts, including:
David Logan, Architect; founder and partner of GML Heritage, Sydney, Australia
Laurence Loh, Architect; founder and principal of Arkitek LLA, Penang, Malaysia
Christian Ost, Heritage economist; professor, ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium
Janet Pillai, Sociologist; specialist in community participation and cultural mapping, Malaysia
Yongtanit Pimonsathean, Architect and urban planner; professor at Thammasat University, Thailand
Elizabeth Vines, Architect and adjunct professor, University of Hong Kong

Course Coordinator
Jeff Cody, Architectural historian and Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute

Eligibility
The course is designed for up to twenty-five mid-career professionals, including architects, urban planners, members of nongovernmental organizations, or those working in public or private practice, confronting conservation challenges within the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Language
The course language will be English.
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Intervention: Fifteen stones
27th September - 21st October 2018, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 21/10/2018
"The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Nordenhake Gallery invite you to "Fifteen stones (Ryoan-ji)" by Spencer Finch, an intervention at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.

Ryoan-ji, "The Temple of the Dragon at Peace", is located in Kyoto and this intervention evokes its famous karesansui (zen garden), which is considered to be one of the masterpieces of Japanese culture. On a surface of white gravel measuring 25x10m, almost the same dimensions as the pond of the Pavilion, fifteen stones are arranged in such a way that it is not possible to see them all at the same time, no matter the position of the observer. This abstract composition of stones in space that encourages meditation is open to interpretation, in the same way as Fifteen Stones.

"The Ryoanji Garden in Kyoto and the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona are two of my favorite places in the world. In spite of their many differences, to me they are incredibly similar, in terms of how they generate thought about being a human seeing and moving through space.
By dropping a version of Ryoanji into the reflecting pool of the Pavilion, by being able to see these two miracles of humanity next to each other, I am hoping that my brain will explode." Spencer Finch

27 September at 18:00 h opening with a conversation between Gary Hilderbrand, Marina Cervera (Landscape Biennial), Ivan Blasi (Fundació Mies van der Rohe), and the artist Spencer Finch."

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Robert Venturi (1925 - 2018)
Robert Venturi passed away on the 18th September 2018
DATE: 18/9/2018
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the American  architect, pioneer of Postmodernism, Robert Venturi, to his family and friends.

"Robert Venturi, famed-postmodernist and icon of American architecture, passed away Tuesday at the age of 93. Among Venturi’s many accolades were the 1991 Pritzker Prize, a Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects, and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects. He started his firm in 1964, running it with his partner and wife Denise Scott Brown from 1967 until 2012. His legacy lives on as the firm continues under the name VSBA (Venturi Scott Brown Associates).

The co-author of Learning From Las Vegas and Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, Venturi is widely credited with kickstarting the postmodernist movement and is one of the most important postmodern theorists of the 20th century. Through both their built work, academic output, and written texts Scott Brown and Venturi helped to spark a movement in architecture that broke through the hegemony of modernism which had prevailed for much of the 20th century.
In a statement made to Architect´s Newspaper, the Venturi family said:
“Robert Venturi, one of the world’s leading architects, has died at the age of 93. He passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday after a short illness. An expanded statement about Bob’s incredible life will be coming in the next few days. For now, Denise Scott Brown and James Venturi have asked that we respect their wishes for privacy while they grieve.”
Venturi was born June 25, 1925 in Philadelphia; the same city where he later attended university. It was at the University of Pennsylvania where he met Scott-Brown when they were both teaching there in 1960. 
Venturi was a proponent of more historic references in architecture, believing that modernism had stripped identity (both local and historic) from the urban fabric. Throughout his career, his work with VSBA reflected this viewpoint; the Vanna Venturi House, for example, is an abstracted and updated reference to the traditional American house typology.

Venturi officially retired from practice in 2012 due to old age; Scott Brown continues to practice at their firm which is now run under the direction of Daniel McCoubrey. Many of the office´s works have recently come under threat; the fate of his Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego has recently gone through a very public preservation battle and his Abrams House in Pittsburgh was torn down as recently as August 01 of this year."

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Publication: Konrad Wachsmann and the Grapevine Structure
Edited by Marianne Burkhalter and Christian Sumi, published by Park Books, 2018
DATE: 5/9/2018
German modernist architect Konrad Wachsmann (1901–80) had a career-spanning interest in construction processes—in particular the prefabrication of building components and their assembly within modular systems. In this respect, Wachsmann was a pioneer whose ideas and work paved the way for today´s industrialized construction.

Marianne Burkhalter and Christian Sumi synthesize years of careful research into a compelling look at this highly creative architect. At the core of the book is Wachsmann´s dynamic Grapevine Structure, a universal construction element developed with students during his tenure at the Chicago Institute of Design—part of what is today the Illinois Institute of Technology. The book also investigates Wachsmann´s Packaged House System, his relocatable hangars for the US Air Force, and, in particular, the Local Orientation Manipulator (LOM), developed with John Bollinger and Xavier Mendoza at the University of California, Los Angeles. Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler, and Hannes Mayer (Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich) revisit the LOM from a contemporary perspective where robotic fabrication processes have become increasingly common. The book also features an essay by Andreas Burkhalter on Wachsmann´s legendary knotted joints in the context of possible similar structures in the human brain, and a conversation by Marko Pogacnik with architects Hermann Czech and Friedrich Kurrent on Wachsmann´s lectures at the Salzburg Summer Academy.

Published to coincide with an exhibition on Konrad Wachsmann at the 2018 International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the book features rich illustrative material.

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Young Talent Architecture Award 2018
20th September 2018, Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy
DATE: 20/9/2018
YTAA is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of Creative Europe as an extension of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. It is organised in partnership with the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architects´ Council of Europe (ACE-CAE); and World Architects as a founding partner; the European Cultural Centre as a partner in Venice; sponsored by Jung and Jansen; and with the support of USM.

The Young Talent Architecture Award 2018 Exhibition, Awards Ceremony and Debate are a Collateral Event of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

The event will take place on Thursday, 20th September, at (Strada Nuova, 4391, 30121 Campo Santi Apostoli, Venice) from 14:00 to 18:00h. As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the debate will focus on "Heritage and architectural education" and "Heritage: transformation, reconstruction and reuse" and it will bring together the YTAA winners, participants from the Future Architecture Platform and other stakeholders. It is open to everybody who is interested in the architecture profession, its pluridisciplinarity and the dialogue between architects, policy-makers, students and representatives from other sectors.

The debate will be followed by the Young Talent Architecture Awards (YTAA) granting ceremony which will bring together the winners, the finalists, the jury members and those who make YTAA possible. After the ceremony at Palazzo Michiel, the cocktail will begin at 17:00 at Palazzo Mora.

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Publication: Invisible Cities - Machinami - Japanese urban landscape
by Pierre Jean Giloux, published by Zéro2 éditions, Nantes, with Solang Production, Paris, 2018
DATE: 9/9/2018
Pierre-Jean Giloux´s first monograph, the publication extends the eponymous video tetralogy inspired by the Japanese utopian architectural movement: Metabolism (1960-70).
The films of the Invisible Cities cycle are portraits of Japanese cities, superimposing filmed and photographed images of everyday, social and urban reality, with virtual images.
The book explores the links that connect four Japanese cities with a rich architectural past (Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto). This journey through Japan´s Megapolis traces the history of Japan and ends with the reconstruction of pavilions for the Osaka 70 Universal Exhibition and a virtual proposal for a smart city on the waters of Lake Biwa.
The metabolist utopia to which reference is constantly made in the work of Pierre Jean Giloux played a decisive role in the constitution of post-war Japanese cultural identity and had a notable influence on many contemporary architects.

Invisible Cities contains a good number of images, photographs or archives on the project, and gathers an interview with the artist, reflexive, critical and philosophical texts by authors, researchers and architects Elie During, Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Pierre Musso, Vincent Romany and Manuel Tardits.
Elie During, Ph.D. in Philosophy, teaches at Paris Nanterre, at the Paris School of Fine Arts and at the European Graduate School.
Ingrid Luquet-Gad, art critic, member of the AICA, in charge of the plastic arts section at the Inrocks. She conducted a unique interview with the artist.
Pierre Musso, Professor Emeritus of Information and Communication Sciences at Rennes 2 University and Telecom Paris Tech.
Vincent Romagny, art historian and exhibition curator, teaching at the Ensba in Lyon, Laureate and resident at Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto, at the same time as the artist.
Manuel Tardits, architect at the Mikan agency in Yokohama, professor at Meiji University in Tokyo. He collaborated on the development of the smart city architectures with the artist.

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Francisco Barata Fernandes (1950 - 2018)
Francisco Barata Fernandes passed away on 17th August 2018
DATE: 17/8/2018
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the Portuguese Professor and Architect, Francisco Barata Fernandes, to his family and friends.

Francisco Barata Fernandes (1950 - 2018), architect, graduated from ESBAP, doctorate at FAUP. 
He developed research on Architectural Heritage interventions and historical centres in Italy, as a research Fellow of Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation.
As a Full Professor, he was also President of the FAUP Scientific Council in the 2014-2018 term and a Chairman of the Faculty Board between 2006-2010.
Francisco Barata Fernandes was coordinator of the research team of PACT (Architectural Heritage, City and Territory) of CEAU/FAUP. Coordinator of the international partnership between USP/UP of "Architecture, Design and Representation: design methodologies towards teaching Project". He also participated in conferences, seminars and courses organized by different national and international Architecture Faculties.
Barata Fernandes published, among others, "Transformação e Permanência na Habitação Portuense – as formas da casana forma da cidade" (doctoral thesis), FAUP publicações, Porto, 1999.

From his career as an architect it is possible to highlight: Project for Cooperativa de Massarelos, Porto, (INH 1996 Prize); Conservation and restoration project of Santa Maria da Feira Castle; Recovery Project of Matriz de Vimioso Church; Rehabilitation project of Páteo de S. Miguel, Évora; Project for Cadeia da Relação square and Largo do Olival (Porto 2001); Project of Rua do Almada (Porto 2001); Project of Marginal of S. Paio Canidelo, V.N. Gaia (Polis Program).
In 2014, together with Nuno Valentim and José Luis Gomes (CEFA-UP), he was awarded the João de Almada Prize for the Rehabilitation of the 1928´s building at Rua Alexandre Braga, originally by Portuguese architect José Marques da Silva.

Text translated from FAUP News
Photo Credit Clara Pimenta do Vale
51st AICA Congress: Art Criticism in the Age of Virtuality and Democracy
14th - 21st November 2018, Taipei, Taiwan
DATE: 21/11/2018
This year, AICA has invited young art critics from any country in the world to submit an article or a review on a subject (an exhibition, a biennale, a profile of an artist, etc.), which deals with the subject of contemporary art produced in the Asia Pacific region or with the Asian Pacific art scene. 
The winner was awarded a round trip to attend the forthcoming AICA Congress in Taipei, Taiwan and the Post Congress Trip to Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung scheduled to take place from 14 to 21 November 2018. 
The critics coming second and third in the competition were also be eligible to receive an honorary mention.

Important Dates:

15th October 2018 | Winner Annoucement
14th -21st November 2018 | 51st AICA Congress

The Congress Theme Art Criticism in the age of  Virtuality and Democracy addresses some key issues concerning the role of art criticism from the perspectives of: 

1.      Art criticism in the age of virtuality
2.      Art discourse facing challenged democracy

PROGRAMME:

2018 51st AICA Congress in Taiwan
Nov. 14-15  AICA Committees, Board Meeting and General Assembly (in Taipei)
Nov. 16-18  Symposium (in Taipei)
Nov. 19-21 Post-Congress Trip (in Tainan, Kaohsiung and Taichung)

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Exhibition: Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere
19th April - 11th September 2018, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 11/9/2018
This solo exhibition of Domènec (Mataró, 1962) offers a retrospective of his work from the late 1990s to the present, including some new projects. Using certain emblematic buildings or monuments of modernity as referents, Domènec analyses the proposals of the modern movement and its legacy within contemporary practice. Supporting his research are projects in situ, installations, maquettes, photographs, workshops, seminars and videos. Based on various local contexts, his work establishes a dialogue with other international themes to highlight the impact on the present of the utopian ideas that resulted from the Industrial Revolution and as a stand against capitalism.

The rise of an urban proletariat in the nineteenth century led to discourses and social models based on social justice and egalitarianism. Utopian communism and socialism developed architectonic models promoting a concept of coexistence in the urban space based on services to the community and better living conditions. Domènec investigates these exemplary systems and the breakdown of what he calls the ‘fragile contract between capital and the social body’. The transformations of the socio-political circumstances generated by these systems also lead, at times, to changes of usage and the creation of dystopic models. 

Social housing turned into military barracks or internment camps; statues of circumstantial heroes that were pulled down because of their meaning or counter-meaning; or the absurdity of a ghost city used for military training in urban warfare, but never officially recognised, are some of the cases borrowed by Domènec to investigate the dysfunctions of the processes of modernity and the political accounts marginalised by these narratives. In other words, the breakdown of a social project that has become, as a result of neoliberalism, the exacerbation of individualism. Domènec’s work gives voice to the protagonists of that story, to unofficial discourses, and avoids the dominant narratives in order to bring back memory.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a publication with texts by Teresa Grandas, Martí Peran and Jeff Derksen.

Curator: Teresa Grandas

The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace is an intervention by Domènec at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion on view from 18 April to 6 May. A collaboration between MACBA and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in the context of the exhibition Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere at MACBA.

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Exhibition: Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966–1976
1st May - 7th October 2018, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
DATE: 7/10/2018
Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966-1976 addresses the idea of utopia as a tool for social critique. The exhibition brings together the work of Archizoom, Superstudio, 9999, UFO, Zzigurat, Remo Buti, and Gianni Pettena—iconoclast practitioners who made Florence a focal point for new developments in architectural thought. Material from the CCA’s Alessandro Poli archive plays a prominent role in the exhibition.
In CCA website (Canadian Centre for Architecture)

Curators: Pino Brugellis, Gianni Pettena, and Alberto Salvadori
Graphic design: Christian Lange Studio, Munich
Organized by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Fondazione CR Firenze, and Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee, Florence
The exhibition will be open from 1st May to 7th October 2018 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada.

More details: CCA website
Exhibition: Design For Life: Grant and Mary Featherston
30th June - 7th October 2018, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia
DATE: 30/6/2018
This exhibition explores the career of Grant Featherston, arguably Australia’s most significant modernist designer, and his partnership with Mary Featherston, who is renowned for her design for children. Beginning with the question of what stimulated a country boy to become a designer in the late 1930s, it charts Featherston’s rise to celebrity status in the 1950s and how his work captured the imagination of ordinary Australians in their quest to be modern. Tracing his explorations of new materials and technologies and production of innovative furniture throughout the 1960s and 70s, the exhibition and accompanying publication highlight the holistic nature of his practice, which included interiors, exhibitions, photography, glass, sculpture and promotional design.

More details: website
Call For Papers: ARCHTHEO ´18 / XII. International Conference on Theory and History of Architecture
28th-29th September, 2018, Nippon Meeting Halls, Istanbul, Turkey
DATE: 28/9/2018
ARCHTHEO ´18 / XII. International Conference on Theory and History of Architecture will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).

All abstracts are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.

We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.

More details: website
Exhibition: The Future of Lisbon
July - November 2018, West Tower of Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 12/7/2018
At a time of profound change, which we experience today, the Museum of Lisbon is preparing an exhibition which raises questions and proposes possibilities in joining together three elements: Lisbon, the City and the Future.
The Future of Lisbon will be shown on two floors of Torreão Poente in Praça do Comércio from July to November 2018.
The thoughts and ideas of several guest specialists and academics are joined together with the perspectives of the exhibition commissioners, João Seixas, Manuel Graça Dias and Sofia Guedes Vaz; and we send out an invitation to all citizens - of Lisbon and of the world – to contribute with their ideas as well.

Inauguration: 12th of July 2018, at 18:00pm, West Tower of Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal

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Festival: Kosovo Architecture Festival, 6th edition
2nd of July - 1st October 2018, Kosovo Architecture Foundation, Prishtina, Kosovo.
DATE: 2/7/2018
The Festival will be officially opened with the "Conserving the National Library" exhibition at the Library itself starting from 3.00 PM. The exhibition will feature the work done by KAF which was supported by the Getty Foundation & it will be opened by myself and Antoine Wilmering the head of the Keeping it Modern initiative. 

From Monday to Friday we have evening lectures starting from 7.00 PM at the centrally located Kino Armata. The evening lectures will feature Rainer Mutsch, Eliza Hoxha, Ivan Blasi, Ivan Kucina, Antoine Wilmering, Liam Young, Nils Fischer, Ethel & Cesar from Dpr-Barcelona, Future Architecture Creatives such as Parallel Sprawl, Fala Atelier, Babau Bureau and other. 

On Wednesday night our program is reserved for documentaries, and we´ll be screening two short movies by Daniel Schwartz of Fancis Kere´s work, a movie by Urban Think Tank on the Sarajevo Museum, the Dezeen movie on Drones, as well as the Mies on Scene documentary by the Mies Foundation and Ivan Blasi. 

During the whole week a Book Salon with publications from  DPR-Barcelona, Actar, UrbanNext, Mies Foundation, Docomomo, Getty Foundation & GCI, as well as KAF, will happen at Soma Bookstation & Bar. On Saturday we´ll be closing the first wee of events with several book presentations by Gezim Pacarizi, Eliza Hoxha, Mies Foundation, DPR-Barcelona, & UrbanNext, and will be discussing the need for "written architecture" in a panel with the above. 
The event will be properly closed with a party at Soma starting from 9.00 PM. 

The Festival will return with another week of lectures, workshops & exhibitions in September with lectures by David Basulto of Archdaily, an exhibition on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 cycle, FA workshops and more...

The Kosovo Architecture Festival is organized by the Kosovo Architecture Foundation & Future Architecture Platform, with help from the Kosovo Ministry of Culture, the City of Prishtina, the US Embassy, Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Kino Armata, and many many more...

More details: website
Seminars: [Towards a rule for architecture] Verso una legge per l´architettura
2nd October 2018, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle atti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy.
DATE: 2/10/2018
"Verso una legge per l´architettura" is a set of four seminars about principles, rules and processes for the quality of the urban development in Italy.

10th of July: "Il quadro europeo"

17th of July: "Cultura del progetto e interesse pubblico"

25th of September: "Il quadro guiridico"

2nd of October: "Ruoli e responsabilità"

More details: website + PDF below [Italian]

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Workshop: 20th International Landscape Urbanism Design Workshop
3rd-14th September 2018, Sonian Forest, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 3/9/2018
Background
How to reconcile the safeguarding of an essential component of nature with increasing pressures of urban development? During the course of the last decade, OSA has intensively explored forest urbanisms in various contexts. OSA is excited to co-organise with the three Belgian regions its 20th International Landscape Urbanism Design Workshop from September 3rd until 14th on the Sonian Forest, the largest remaining forest and UNESCO world heritage in the vicinity of Brussels, Belgium. The Sonian Forest is simultaneously a monumental ecological asset and at the heart of the ever-expanding metropolitan area that literally envelopes it. Both forest and city are under intensive stress and in dire need of a shared vision, strategic operations and a variety of actions and measures to guarantee their mutual sustainable development. Their relationship urgently requires clarification and contradictory conditions to be reconciled: accessibility with conservation, urban development with ecological restoration, new programming with stewardship, etc. The design workshop will investigate the Sonian Forest and develop projects and scenarios that couple ambition with applicability, range from regional to micro scales, and combine ecology with urbanism and forestry with urban design. The workshop is organized in close interaction with all relevant stakeholders. The landscape urbanism design workshop is intended as a catalyst for rethinking the region’s fundamental nature/ culture relationship and how various stakeholders can reimagine future relationships of forests and urbanism while finding new ways to cooperate.

Workshop attendance, location and language
The workshop, that has room for 20-25 participants, will be directed by Bruno De Meulder and Kelly Shannon (both OSA-KULeuven), Roselyne de Lestrange (UCL Louvain, tbc) and Jo Decoster (Horizon +). It will include guest lectures and feedback from landscape architect Michel Desvigne from Paris and professor Anders Busse Nielsen (University of Copenhagen) an expert on dynamic vegetation designs. Invited experts from various fields will give punctual inputs and interactions with stakeholders systematically organised. Selected participants are expected to arrive in the Sonian Forest on Sunday evening (2 September) in order to begin with introductions by regional stakeholders and an extensive bike tour. All accommodation (at the ‘De Hagaard’ te Overijse youth hostel) and meals will be provided. The work place will be Kasteel Groenendaal in the forest.

Deadlines:
Application deadline 20th July 2018
Workshop 3rd-14th September 2018

More details: PDF below
Conference: Industrial Heritage - Understanding the Past, Making the Future Sustainable
13th - 14th September 2018, Central University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
DATE: 13/9/2018
To the extent that heritage in general has taken a solid role in the making of societies in our current world, industrial heritage in particular, has risen during the last decades, the train of culture, as a relevant actor, Which has much to say, in order to understand and understand us, as human beings.

The industrial heritage has been installed with great force, as a new way of understanding the local culture and its relations with society. Its understanding from the local has allowed to be able to relate the industrial patrimony with its roots and international networks, always present of multiple forms. The international dimension of this cultural manifestation, crossing the borders from its gestation and development, to the peculiarities that it acquires in its adaptation to the local realities, allow to understand the industrial heritage as a wise document of the past, present today, through its various tangible manifestations And intangible.

Knowing and learning of the industrial heritage today, allows us, in a better way, to anticipate and adapt the challenges of the future of the 21st century. Knowing the Industrial Heritage is a way of understanding the past, of understanding the positive and the negative that man has done to his planet and himself.

To understand the past, means, to be able to make a better future, to understand the past through industrial heritage is to be making the future, towards a better, more humane, more sustainable world.

Key dates
Papers Submission: 15th March 2018
Papers Acceptance: 30th March 2018
Full Paper Submission: 31st May 2018
Congress: 13th and 14th September 2018
Congress Closure: 15th September 2018

More details: website
International Conference on Urban Conservation
16th-18th November 2018, Kolkata, Calcutta, India
DATE: 16/11/2018
Urban conservation is a broader concept than the preservation or conservation of one or more buildings of architectural values. Historic urban landscape in the context of urban conservation strategy is inclusive and holistic with both tangible and intangible aspects in a natural and built environment with people and community. According to the Unesco, an area may not have old buildings or buildings of historical significance but it may have unique settlements and character, with the way people lived and the way buildings and public spaces were built and such area will also be under urban conservation.
Due to rapid urbanisation, cities are growing both vertically and horizontally often at the cost of historic buildings within the cities and greenery and water bodies in the periphery. Today urban conservation becomes a part of urban development.
There is growing awareness specially in the context of UN Habitat’s new urban agenda and vision of sustainable cities.
The significance of such international conference in India with thousands of years of culture and civilisation and in Kolkata (Calcutta), the cultural capital of India which was once the second capital of the British Empire, will be great as it will be a forum of exchange of ideas and innovations. The city is the container and within this there is diverse culture with myriads of colour, the understanding, protoection and rejuvenation will be the subjects of presentations and discussions.
The conference will be organised by Centre for Built Environment (CBE), a knowledge based a nonprofit registered professional society of architects, urban designers, city planners and other urban experts, in collaboration with other institutions and organisations.

More details: website
Conference: A World of Architectural History
2nd - 4th November 2018, University College London, London, United Kingdom
DATE: 2/11/2018
This event is also the 3rd Annual Conference of the Architectural Research in Europe Network Association (ARENA)

Conference rationale:
The conference´s aim is to critique and celebrate the latest advances within architectural history globally over the last few decades, by focusing upon the word "global" in two senses: 
*   Geographically, referring to the increasing inclusion of all parts of the world in more complex and multiple discourses of architectural history;
*   Intellectually, the ongoing expansion of architectural history into other academic subjects, plus the reception of ideas/themes from those subjects.
The conference will take place around the same time as the publication of Sir Banister Fletcher´s Global History of Architecture (Bloomsbury Press), although as a separate event. Recognition will be given to a more inclusive approach to architectural history that seeks to incorporate the histories of all countries/regions, and to the significant contributions now being made through interdisciplinary links with other subjects. As such, the conference will represent the forefront of the field internationally and also discuss where architectural history ought to head in future. Conference presenters will include those from the wide range of subject areas within the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and leading figures in architectural history across the world. Papers will consist of a balance of those by invited speakers and those selected via an open call. 

Eight thematic areas are to be presented over two days of the conference, with these themes thus also framing the call for papers:
*   Culture and Architectural History
*   Architectural History and Design Research
*   The Expanded Field
*   Colonialism, Post-Colonialism and Beyond
*   History, Environment and Technology
*   Architectural History as Pedagogy
*   Global Domesticity
*   Informalities, Identities and Subjectivities

The primary conference organiser is Murray Fraser, albeit in close association with Camillo Boano, Adrian Forty, Jonathan Hill, Barbara Penner, Rokia Raslan, Jane Rendell, Tania Sengupta and other colleagues from the Bartlett Faculty, with advice and help also from the International Academic Committee. Selected papers will be published either as essays in the ARENA Journal of Architectural Research (AJAR) or in a subsequent edited book. Fuller details about the conference and how to book a place will be publicized in due course. 

Timetable:
*   Conference Announcement: 7th February 2018
*   Deadline for Call for Papers: 28th March 2018
*   Notification of Acceptance: 25th April 2018
*   Schedule Announced: 16th May 2018
*   Booking opens: 6th June 2018
*   Event: 2nd ? 4th November 2018
*   Initial essay publications in AJAR online refereed journal: July 2019
*   Book publication: November 2020

Call for Papers:
Abstracts of a minimum of 300 words and maximum of 500 words are invited for this major architectural history conference being held at the Bartlett School of Architecture in early-November 2018. Up to three pages of images can also be supplied. However, all of the text/images in each case must be combined together into one single Acrobat PDF file for submission or else will not be accepted.
Applicants should indicate clearly in their abstracts which of the 8 conference themes they wish to be included in (see above for categories). The conference organisers however retain the right to reallocate accepted papers as they see fit. 
To ensure equal treatment for all submissions, the organizers will not respond to any individual queries about the content of papers or about the thematic categories. 
The selection panel will assess each of the proposed papers on an anonymous basis, and will be comprised of Bartlett Faculty colleagues and members of the International Academic Committee. The deadline for the call for papers is Wednesday 28th March 2018, with decisions being notified by 25th April 2018.
Applicants need to ensure that they have their own sources of funding available to take part in the conference.

More details: websitewebsite
Exhibition and Lectures: Luther and Isokon. A story of pioneering architecture and plywood furniture
12th and 30th September 2018, Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia
DATE: 30/9/2018
This exhibition brings the Isokon Gallery in London to Tallinn. It celebrates a pioneering collaboration between Estonia and England, exploring the key role Luther, Venesta and plywood played in a radical experiment in urban living.
The Isokon Gallery was created in 2014 to tell the remarkable story of the Isokon apartment building, also known as Lawn Road Flats, that was opened in 1934 as a progressive experiment in new ways of urban living.
The display introduces the people who conceived and designed the building, some of the many distinguished residents who lived there during its prime years in the 1930s, and also presents some of the purpose-made furniture that formed part of the new vision of an elegant, affordable and unencumbered modern lifestyle. The display also relates the story of the building´s recent and dramatic rescue after years of post-war decline. Central to the Isokon story is Estonian plywood manufacturer A. M. Luther (Luterma) whose materials provided the inspiration for some of the most radical furniture designs of the twentieth century.
The exhibition is part of the Tallinn Design Night programme.

To know more: website
Publication: Streets and neighbourhoods. Vladimir Braco Mušic and large scale architecture
By Luka Skansi (Editor), Published by Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana 2016
DATE: 17/8/2018
The catalog was published to accompany the exhibition Streets and neighbourhoods. Vladimir Braco Mušic and large scale architecture, which is between 17th May and 20th November 2016 on display at the Museum of Architecture and Design.
Through expert texts of the authors of the exhibition; Luka Skansi, Bogo Zupancic and Martina Malešic, we learn about the life and work of the architect and urbanist Vladimir Braco Music. Closely we get acquainted with the development of urban design concepts of Slovenian hausing estates from the first post-war developments to the last large neighborhoods.
About neighborhoods of Vladimir Braco Mušic also wrote Matevž Celik, Višnja Kukoc and Eva Sapac
The catalog is equipped with a rich visual materials.


To buy this book: Website
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
October 2018: Adaptive re-use of industrial buildings
DATE: 30/12/2018
EFAITH is working hard to turn the industrial heritage campaign of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 into a success: the theme months, the cross-border initiatives and the twinning program.

October, will be devoted to adaptive re-use of industrial buildings, to promote and present good practices of giving a new life to old industrial buildings - respecting their heritage and image.
EFAITH itself will organise a series of initiatives, starting on October 4-5th EFAITH with lectures and debates on adaptive re-use of industrial buildings at the RenoResto trade fair in Brussels.
The full program of the October theme month will be available from the end of August.

Because of the overload of EYCH2018 meetings and initiatives in November and December, we decided to move the planned concluding meeting "Industrialization, science and technology, Key to European integration" to the second half of January 2018. It will take place in Brussels. Date and venue will be announced as soon as possible, but the call-for-papers is open.

Promoted by European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage.

To know more: websitewebsite
Opening Exhibition: Infinito Vão - 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture
28th September 2018, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 28/9/2018
Casa da Arquitectura (CA) – Portuguese Centre for Architecture, in Matosinhos, Portugal, opens the exhibitions "Infinito Vão - 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture" and "Two Houses of Paulo Mendes da Rocha", on September 28, 2018, at 09:30 pm.

The inaugural event extends throughout the weekend and also includes conferences, movies, book launches and concerts.
More details coming soon.

To keep up with this event: website
Exhibition: Infinito Vão - 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture
28th September 2018, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 28/9/2018
Casa da Arquitectura (CA) – Portuguese Centre for Architecture, in Matosinhos, Portugal, opened the exhibitions "Infinito Vão - 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture" and "Two Houses of Paulo Mendes da Rocha", on September 28, 2018.

The inaugural event extended throughout the weekend and also included conferences, movies, book launches and concerts. 

To know more please visit: website

To see the full program: here
Exhibition: Post-Otto Wagner: From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism
30th September 2018, Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
DATE: 30/9/2018
Austrian Museum of Applied Arts puts on major 20th-century architecture exhibition.
Just in case that you are in or near Austria, do not miss the Post-Otto Wagner exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (MAK) in Vienna. This is not simply a retrospective of Otto Koloman Wagner (1841-1918), an outstanding early Modernist architect, but, as the show´s subtitle, From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism, indicates, a review of the influence he and his contemporaries have had on the architecture of the 20th century. The show includes numerous original drawings, plans and models by famous 20th-century architects, designers and urban planners from across Europe and North America, as well as furniture pieces and building components.

Marking the 100th anniversary of Wagner´s death, the exhibition "investigates Wagner´s role as the ´Father of Modernism´ and points out not only the context and the interaction between Wagner and other protagonists of early Modernism, but also the influence his epochal work had on his contemporaries, students, and following generations of architects and designers", as the museum notes on its website.

This highly recommended exhibition is on show daily, except Mondays, until 30 September 2018. An accompanying catalogue, in English and German, of circa 300 pages is available. And Wagner´s recently conserved building for the Royal Austrian Postal Savings Bank (1903–1910), giving the exhibition its title and located not far from the MAK, is also open, free of charge, to visitors on weekdays.

News from Docomomo Scotland

To know more: Website
Festival: World Architecture Festival - 2018 shortlist announced
28th - 30th November 2018, RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands
DATE: 28/11/2018
2018 has been a record breaking year, with the WAF awards receiving more entries than ever before. This year´s shortlist is made up of a truly international collection of projects, from architectural practices from 66 countries.

The shortlisted practices will now go head-to-head in live judging sessions at the Festival in Amsterdam, 28 – 30 November, with each hoping to win their category and go on to compete for the ultimate accolades of World Building of the YearFuture Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year.

With more entries shortlisted than ever before, there are now even more chances to see the very best projects presented LIVE.

For more information: Website

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Symposium: APT Buffalo-Niagara 2018 Celebrating APT´s 50th Anniversary
22nd - 27th September 2018, Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo, US
DATE: 22/9/2018
We look forward to welcoming you to a conference like no other in APT’s history. Events and sessions in the United States AND Canada.  Richardson, Sullivan, Wright, Olmsted & Vaux.  Bunshaft, Yamasaki, Pei. Grain Elevators that inspired Le Corbusier. Forts on both sides of the border. World class parks, waterfront, vineyards. And of course, Niagara Falls.

And now a renaissance fueled by the adaptive reuse of historic buildings.  Three workshops – terra cotta, windows and non-destructive evaluation.  Over 20 field sessions. “The Next Fifty” Symposium. And Canada Day – a day of celebrating our heritage and our future, together.

Buffalo was the 6th largest port in the world in 1906.  By 1951, it was the 11th largest industrial center in the country, the largest inland water port, the 2nd largest railroad center, and the 15th largest city in the country.  It was literally and physically one of the most important points of departure on the continent. 

A group of preservation and conservation professionals from both the United States and Canada came together in New Richmond, Quebec in 1968 to form a new organization called The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT).   As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we see this conference as a point of departure for our next 50 years.  We are a joint American-Canadian organization, with chapters around the world.  One of our founders was from Niagara-on-the-Lake, across the river from Buffalo, making Buffalo Niagara the perfect place to celebrate our cross-border heritage.

For more information: Website
Awards: Entries open for the AR Library awards
21st September 2018
DATE: 21/9/2018
The Architectural Review is looking for the most exciting and innovative buildings for books
The library has been a repository of knowledge for hundreds of years, from the libraries of the Roman empire piled high with scrolls, the weighty tomes chained to the desks in Medieval monasteries through to the lofty heights of Rococo palatial libraries and more recently to Modernist greats designed by architects such as Louis Kahn, Alvar Aalto and Colin St John Wilson.
In this year’s edition of the AR awards, we are seeking out the best buildings for books from around the world. Regardless of budget, site or scale, the AR is looking for projects completed in the last 5 years which propose a repository of knowledge for the 21st century. We are inviting entries from the designers of buildings that address challenges and opportunities related to the display and storage of books in an exemplary way, and which have created precedents for others to learn from. Submitted projects could be for private or public clients, and at scales ranging from the domestic to designs for national institutions (government, universities). Other book-related buildings could include bookshops, bookstores with additional facilities, and book archives.
All entries will be reviewed by the expert international judging panel which will choose a shortlist of up to five commended buildings, and select a winner after the buildings have been visited. All commended projects will be visited by an independent critic before judges select the winner and published in The Architectural Review in the December/January issue. The commended projects will be promoted via the AR website, emails and social media to more than a million readers worldwide.

Deadline for entries: 21st September 2018

For more information: website
Call for papers: Bauhaus In and Out: Perspectives from Spain
Deadline for Abstracts: 22nd October 2018, ILE, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 22/10/2018
Call for Papers: Bauhaus In and Out: Perspectives from Spain
Madrid. 10-11 October, 2019

II International Conference of the Association of historians of Architecture and Urban Design (AhAU). Institución Libre de Enseñanza (ILE), Madrid.

Keynote Speakers: Magdalena Droste, Juan José Lahuerta
General Chairs: Laura Martínez de Guereñu, Carolina B. García Estévez

The courageous fight in the never-ending struggle for new ideas, the undiscouraged search for unity and multiplicity, together with the fearless pursuit of cooperation are some of the many different idiosyncratic qualities of the Bauhaus, which Ludwig Mies van der Rohe foregrounded as a eulogy to Walter Gropius in the last text he published in Berlin (1969). An educational way of thinking, not exempt of controversies, that Gropius instilled and that characterized the school, during a large part of its brief and intense existence in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin (1919-1933). A crucible of ideas extended and transmitted beyond borders, which has reached in multitude of different expressions to our days.

At the origin, the well-known formative travels that Gropius made throughout Spain (1907-1908), attracted by the tradition and the ceramic crafts of the workshop-schools, traced one of those first vectors that he would later conclude with his famous lecture Funktionelle Baukunst, given in Spanish in Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastián (1930) and Barcelona (1932). Also legendary, is the year Mies spent working between Germany and Spain (1928-1929), a few months before becoming the third director of the Bauhaus. During that shining moment, as Mies himself would recall, the architect developed with Lilly Reich the largest exhibition project of his career, while building the German representative Pavilion that catapulted him to fame. No less significant is the choice of Hannes Meyer, its second director, to include Barcelona among the different pan-European exhibition destinations to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bauhaus (1919-1929), thereby presenting the works of art, industrial products and architectural projects developed at the school to a vast audience. Along with its three directors, Spain, during the 1920s and early 1930s, was witness to the integration between the applied and the high arts, as well as of the scalar transition that the Bauhaus had carried out, from object design to city planning.
In addition to these pioneers, various masters went to Spain for different motivations, and captured the peculiarities of a built environment they would later reflect on their work: Vassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee spent over a month on holiday in the Côte Basque (1929), the same summer in which Josef and Anni Albers visited Barcelona and San Sebastián. Marcel Breuer spent a sabbatical period of more than four months between Madrid, Andalusia and Barcelona (1931-1932), while Lucia Moholy considered settling down in the latter city during the same time. Furthermore, many of the Bauhaus graduates spent extended periods in Spain, such as Ernst Neufert, Paul Linder and Kürt Löwengard, who even collaborated with Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1921-1922), or the less familiar Werner Drewes, Margarete Schall and Erika Zschimmer. Years later, some Bauhaus alumni arrived to Spain as Republican combatants of the Civil War, such as Georg Adams-Telscher and Ernst Scholz.

The number of Bauhäusler that felt attracted to Spain and that accessed both its tradition and its avant-garde is notable, and for reasons as varied as the craftsmanship, the landscape, the monuments, the great masters of painting, the network of foreign trade with Latin America, or even the possibilities of development afforded during the Second Republic. Some Spanish architects such as Enrique Colás and Luis Lacasa had the opportunity to visit the Bauhaus (1922), as well as to collaborate with their maximum representatives, as is the case of Joan Baptista Subirana, who worked with Gropius in Berlin (1930-1931). Spain´s participation in the 1937 Paris Exposition was key to consolidating the relationship between José Luis Sert, Breuer and Gropius that had started in the CIRPAC of Barcelona (1932). This meeting set up a full stop in the evolution of the history of the avant-gardes to start a new one outside European territory.
Conferences and exhibitions, together with new educational and cultural projects paved the way as a living estate of a tradition looking for the engagement of common settings. From Francoist Spain, its immaterial heritage seemed to be the best mainstay for artists and architects to be able to discern new horizons to start again. The replacement of Gropius with Sert as Chairman of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1953, or the well-known letter Oriol Bohigas sent to Mies in 1956 proposing the German Pavilion´s reconstruction, reveal the continuity of the Bauhaus learnings inside and outside Spain, while opening new paths
for its re-assessment.

On the occasion of the 100 Years of Bauhaus, the II International Conference of the Association of historians of Architecture and Urban Design will debate the architecture that embraces the double directionality of its legacy in Spain.

Deadline for Papers Abstract: 22nd October 2018

More information about the papers: Website
Competition: The Architecture Drawing Prize
7th September 2018
DATE: 7/9/2018
The Architecture Drawing Prize welcomes entries from architects, designers and students from around the world while celebrating drawing’s significance as a tool in capturing and communicating ideas.
Entry deadline ends on Friday 7th September, 2018 – email info@worldarchitecturefestival.com should you have any questions or need any further assistance with your entry.

For more information: Website

Image by the Architecture Drawing Prize 2017 Digital Winner: Christopher Wijatno, Deep Water Purgatory
Isabel León Candelario (1949 - 2018): A Remembrance
Isabel León passed away on the 4th of August 2018
DATE: 4/8/2018
Cuban architect Isabel León passed away on August 4th, 2018, having left a deep trace among her many colleagues and friends.

Architect León graduated in 1975 from the School of Architecture of the Havana Higher Polytechnic Institute. For several years she worked at the National Planning Institute´s central office. During that period she served for two years as advisor in Ethiopia’s physical planning organization. In Havana she developed many projects in collaboration with other colleagues. Afterwards, she became a staff member of the Non-Governmental Organization Habitat-Cuba, a position from which she promoted diverse housing developments all along the country. Between 2002 and 2016 she worked at the Master Plan Division of the Havana City Historian’s Office in the field of historical preservation, until her illness forced her to retire, having contributed also to the editing of many publications and the organization of conferences and seminars. Isabel visited several countries on professional missions and she also integrated the Executive Board of the Cuban Architects Association for many years.  

Isabel´s contribution to the work of the Cuban Chapter of Docomomo started in 2002 and lasted until a few weeks before she passed away. She worked as Docomomo-Cuba’s Project Manager for 16 years, and from that position she  contributed in a decisive way to all the tasks the chapter carried on. In particular, she was instrumental in the organization of the national seminars held biennially. In representation of the local chapter, she attended four International Docomomo Conferences: New York-2004, Ankara-2006, Rotterdam-2008 and Mexico City 2010. Until shortly before her death, she was actively contributing to the organization of the forthcoming national seminar, to be held in November.

Isabel León will be remembered by many thanks to her energy to carry on difficult tasks, and her permanent disposition to help.

Rest in peace, dear friend.
By Alina Ochoa, former Secretary General of Docomomo-Cuba

Docomomo International wishes to convey the sincerest condolences at the passing of Isabel Léon, to her family and friends, as well as to the Docomomo Cuba Chapter. 

Exhibition: Spanish Architectures. Chronicle from Europe
6th September- 28th October 2018, Exhibition Hall La Arquería Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid, Spain.
DATE: 28/10/2018
We invite you on September 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the opening of the exhibition "Spanish Architectures. Chronicle from Europe" in the Exhibition Hall La Arquería Nuevos Ministerios in Madrid.
The exhibition will present all the works built by Spanish architecture studios and also from the rest of Europe in Spanish territory and which have been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.
All these works have been highlighted by independent experts and have been analyzed and debated by international juries who have contributed to the recognition and dissemination of contemporary Spanish architecture.
The exhibition will feature models, photographs, drawings, texts and interviews and will be contextualized with the cultural, social, technological, political and economic events that have taken place in Spain and Europe since the country joined the European Union.

More details: website
Journal Launch: First Issue of ´ArmArch: Language of Armenian Architecture´ Now Available
ArmArch, 2018
DATE: 30/7/2018
ArmArch, has announced that the first issue of ´ArmArch: Language of Armenian Architecture´ journal is now available online. This current issue is dedicated to the problems of regionalism in modernist architecture and aims to present the vast layer of Armenian regional modernist architecture that ArmArch has been researching.

To download in English or Armenian link.
Tour: Moonlight Tours at Farnsworth House
22nd September 2018, Farnsworth House, Illinois, USA
DATE: 22/9/2018
Discover Mies van der Rohe’s celebrated Farnsworth House in a new light during our special Moonlight Tours, back by popular demand. These exclusive tours will start at dusk and return after dark, lasting approximately 90 minutes. Guests will be led along a lighted path with woods on one side and the Fox River on the other, to enjoy a full guided tour of Farnsworth House illuminated against the evening sky.

More details: website
Tour: Night Fall Exclusive at Farnsworth House
19th October 2018, Farnsworth House, Illinois, USA
DATE: 19/10/2018
Due the popularity of our monthly Moonlight Tours, we have added an extra-exclusive full moon event in October! 
As usual, the full guided tour will start at dusk; guests will have the opportunity to visit the grounds and take photographs before the light fades among our beautiful autumn foliage. Next, the tour will move inside of the Farnsworth House; unlike our other Moonlight Tours, music will be played and refreshments will be provided. Guests on this tour will be able to relax in the serenity of the House while night falls around them, then make their way back along the lighted riverside path.

More details: website

Exhibition: Mies´ McCormick House Revealed
4th August - 30th September 2018, Barnsworth Gallery, Illinois, USA
DATE: 30/9/2018
A companion piece to the larger exhibition at Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM), this show commemorates the journey of the Robert R. McCormick Jr. house from a development prototype to private home to museum offices and gallery space – to the ongoing rehabilitation currently underway. The larger show features Farnsworth House and other projects by Mies van der Rohe, addressing the evolution of the world-famous architect´s design style and influences – but visit EAM soon as the larger show closes on Sunday, August 26.

More details: Website
Publication: Escritos escolhidos, 1965-2015 [Chosen Writings]
By Giorgio Grassi, Fundação Instituto Arquitecto José Marques da Silva & Edições Afrontamento, Portugal, 2018
DATE: 31/7/2018
This book depicts the most complete anthology of Giorgio Grassi´s writings and it is a reviewed and extended version of the original italian Scritti Scelti, 1965-1999. If it reflects a cronological anlargement by one side, with the inclusion of texts, some of them unpublished, after to 1999, by other side, it presents a new collection of pictures with direct relation with the text. Regarding these illustrations that go along the portuguese version of his "Chosen Writings", Giorgio Grassi wrote an revealing statement of his own expirience as a necessary critical architect of his time, which is also ours.
This is the third volume of the collection Giorgio Grassi: opera omnia sic, coordinated by José Miguel Rodrigues, translator and author of the introduction of this edition.


To buy the book: website
Exhibition: Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980
13th January 2019, MoMA, New York, US
DATE: 0/0/0
Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture that emerged—from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist “social condensers”—is a manifestation of the radical diversity, hybridity, and idealism that characterized the Yugoslav state itself. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 introduces the exceptional work of socialist Yugoslavia’s leading architects to an international audience for the first time, highlighting a significant yet thus-far understudied body of modernist architecture, whose forward-thinking contributions still resonate today.

Toward a Concrete Utopia explores themes of large-scale urbanization, technology in everyday life, consumerism, monuments and memorialization, and the global reach of Yugoslav architecture. The exhibition includes more than 400 drawings, models, photographs, and film reels from an array of municipal archives, family-held collections, and museums across the region, and features work by important architects including Bogdan Bogdanovia, Juraj Neidhardt, Svetlana Kana Radevia, Edvard Ravnikar, Vjenceslav Richter, and Milica Štera. From the sculptural interior of the White Mosque in rural Bosnia, to the post-earthquake reconstruction of the city of Skopje based on Kenzo Tange’s Metabolist design, to the new town of New Belgrade, with its expressive large-scale housing blocks and civic buildings, the exhibition examines the unique range of forms and modes of production in Yugoslav architecture and its distinct yet multifaceted character.

More details: website + news
Open Calls: The Active Citizens Fund
14th of September 2018, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 14/9/2018
The Active Citizens Fund in Portugal accepts applications from Non-Governmental Organisations developing projects for the promotion of democratic participation, active citizenship and human rights, as well as projects that aim to empower vulnerable groups or enhance the sustainability and capacity of Portuguese civil society. The competition will take place until the end of October.

The Active Citizens Fund will be publicly presented on the 14th of September, in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Stay tuned!

More details: website
International Study Day dedicated to the restoration of Jean Prouvé´s work
21st September, 2018, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
DATE: 21/9/2018
International Study Day under the direction of Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, to be held at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne on September 21st. Organized by the Laboratory of Techniques and the Safeguarding of Modern Architecture, the day is a moment of exchange between specialists - architects, historians, restorers - on the stakes and conservation techniques of Jean Prouvé´s buildings, in particular made after 1945.
Symposium: Heritage on the Edge: Continuity with Change in Canberra?
18th August 2018, Canberra, Australia
DATE: 18/8/2018
Heritage on the Edge: Continuity with Change in Canberra? will focus on Canberra’s Modern (‘Modernist’) Architecture, a style widely used in Canberra for public buildings and private housing in the mid-20th Century, and of international standing. Its minimalist form is not a contemporary style today as Canberra rapidly changes with a focus on innovation and development, and high-rise living. Change is a constant, but how are we applying it in Canberra so heritage is identified and protected to ensure a connection with our past, and a continuity of our sense of place?


Important Dates:

6th July 2018 | Call for Papers Deadline 
18th August 2018 | Symposium

More details: website
Event: 12th UIA Associations Round Table Europe
15th - 16th November 2018, Lyon, France
DATE: 0/0/0
What is UIA? UIA - Union of International Associations - is a research institute founded in 1907 to promote and document the work of international organizations. Its primary task is the collection and dissemination of information on international organizations, fulfilled largely by its two main publications: the Yearbook of International Organizations and the International Congress Calendar. The UIA also promotes the work of international associations by organizing educational activities, such as the Round Table. It is the only activity for which UIA charges a - nominal - fee.

Programme: Presentations by peers working in international associations on commom challeges, with small group discussions to ask in-depth questions and to share and exchange knowledge and experiences.

Registration fee for Round Table Europe: 55 euros.
Thanks to the support of our partners, specially Lyon convention Bureau, Lyon for Events, the Lyon Convention Centre, and Gyeonggi MICE Bureau, we are able to offer a high-level educational programme for a low fee. All other elements of the programme are complimentary. Delegated are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arragements and expenses.

Who is invited? People working in and with (international) associations. Between 100 and 120 participants are expected at each Round Table.

More details: website

Article: Ivrea and Unesco, an investiture not to be wasted
By Enrico Giacopelli, Il giornalle dell´architettura, Torino, Italy
DATE: 11/7/2018
"The inclusion of ´Ivrea industrial city of the twentieth century´ in the Unesco World Heritage is an opportunity to overcome the many knots linked to the management of the Olivetan heritage. The reflection of a protagonist of the protection action".

Full article: website [Italian]
Call for Submissions: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture
25th April – 25th October 2018, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, UK
DATE: 25/10/2018
“Bloomsbury Publishing is pleased to announce the start of a new book series: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture, which will be edited by Tom Avermaete and Janina Gosseye. This book series will focus on the modern movement in architecture - a sweeping and multivalent phenomenon, which changed the lives of millions of people across political, cultural and geographical boundaries worldwide.
´Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture´ aims to create a more comprehensive history of the modern movement, by bringing to light the work of a wide range of architects whose significance is reappraised in contemporary scholarship. The series aims to:

- Uncover the so-called ´shadow canon´, the work of ´forgotten´ architects of the modern era that lingered as it were ´in the shadow´ of their canonical peers and demonstrate their critical importance in architectural history;
- Offer a collection of in-depth monographic studies of modern architects and architecture firms, bringing valuable new research to scholarly attention;
- Broaden the geographical and cultural scope of the history of modernism.

´Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture´ seeks to nuance and enrich our understanding of the history of modern architecture, and explore the breadth and complexity of the global networks that underwrote the modern movement. To this end, the series editors are currently particularly interested in proposals that focus on Latin American architects and architecture firms.” In Society of Architectural Historians website

Submissions start on 25th April, until 25th October, 2018.
To submit a book proposal, please contact the series editors, Tom Avermaete (t.l.p.avermaete@tudelf.nl) and Janina Gosseye (j.gosseye@uq.edu.au).

More details: website
Exhibition: The Universalists - 50 Years of Portuguese Architecture
13th April - 19th August, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 19/19/2018
"This exhibition opens for the first time in Portugal on 13 April, two years on from its premiere at Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, in Paris. Commissioned by Nuno Grande within the scope of commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation delegation to France, this multimedia exhibition casts a gaze over half a century of Portuguese architectonic thinking and production, spanning both the work of benchmark architects and their upcoming peers, including Fernando Távora, Alberto Pessoa, Ruy d’Athouguia, Manuel Tainha, Pancho Guedes, Nuno Teotónio Pereira, Nuno Portas, Álvaro Siza, Alcino Soutinho, Eduardo Souto de Moura, João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Manuel Graça Dias, Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus, ARX Portugal, Paulo David, Paula Santos, João Mendes Ribeiro, Cristina Guedes and Francisco Vieira de Campos. The exhibition interweaves materials on fifty different projects – including scale models, technical designs, facsimiles of sketches and drawings by the architects – with photographs, texts and caricatures that reflect the political and social transformations taking place in Portugal over the course of the last half century."

More details: website
Symposium: 14th International Alvar Aalto Symposium: New Housing Solutions for Cities in Change
30th-31th August 2018, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
DATE: 30/8/2018
“Alvar Aalto Symposium is an international forum for discussion on contemporary architecture. It is a triennial event, that brings professionals from around the world together to engage in current topics in architecture. The aim is to raise critical discussion about the artistic, social and technical challenges of contemporary architecture.

The 14th Alvar Aalto Symposium will be held in Jyväskylä, Finland. This time the focus is on current challenges and possibilities of future housing design and construction in urban areas. Program consists of keynote lectures which are intended to offer us a comprehensive understanding of the theme. In addition, we will focus on four specific viewpoints: Cultural variables, Sharing, Adaptability and Emerging typologies. Symposium is chaired by architect, professor Markku Hedman. The language of the event is English.” In Alvar Aalto Foundation website

Early bird tickets for Alvar Aalto Symposium are sold until 30.6.2018

More details: website

Symposium registration: website
Exhibition: Lab Cult: An Unorthodox History of Interchanges between Science and Architecture
22nd March to 2nd September 2018, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
DATE: 22/3/2018
On the 22nd March 2018, CCA invites you to the opening of the exhibition Lab Cult: An unorthodox history of interchanges between science and architecture, curated by Evangelos Kotsioris, CCA Emerging Curator 2016-2017 starting at 6:30pm, followed by the opening reception.

"Today, after a long period of questioning science´s capacity to provide answers to architecture´s social mandate, architects and designers are once again enchanted with the concept of the laboratory. This exhibition investigates the lab as a recurring and productive allegory for experimentation, and imagines new modes of transdisciplinary research threading together science and architecture. A series of case studies between 1890 and 1980 are presented through archival material from the CCA collection, as well as models, scientific instruments, and photographs on loan from historical and scientific institutions across North America."

The exhibition will be open from 22nd March to 2nd September

More details: website
Exhibition: Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966–1976
1st May - 7th October 2018, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
DATE: 7/10/2018
“Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966-1976 addresses the idea of utopia as a tool for social critique. The exhibition brings together the work of Archizoom, Superstudio, 9999, UFO, Zzigurat, Remo Buti, and Gianni Pettena—iconoclast practitioners who made Florence a focal point for new developments in architectural thought. Material from the CCA’s Alessandro Poli archive plays a prominent role in the exhibition.” In CCA website (Canadian Centre for Architecture)

Curators: Pino Brugellis, Gianni Pettena, and Alberto Salvadori
Graphic design: Christian Lange Studio, Munich
Organized by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Fondazione CR Firenze, and Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee, Florence
The exhibition will be open from 1st May to 7th October 2018 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada.

More details: CCA website
Call for Papers: Urban Planning Journal - Housing Builds Cities
Deadline for entries: 31st December 2018
DATE: 31/12/2018
Vol 4, Issue 3: 
Title: Housing Builds Cities 
Editors: Luca Ortelli, Chiara Monterumisi and Alessandro Porotto (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Deadline for Abstracts: 31 December 2018
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 10 January 2019
Deadline for Full Papers: 31 March 2019
Issue Release: September 2019

Information: “The most important part of the problem in fact is how to construct, in every detail and thoroughly, the individual dwelling cell. Apart of this task…architects have to solve the problem…how to incorporate the total of those cells, that is the neighbourhood, into the general aspect of the town in a way which will create equally favourable conditions to every section of inhabitants.”
These insightful lines pronounced by Ernst May at the occasion of the second C.I.A.M held in Frankfurt (1929) illustrate how mass housing became a social utility, so that it demanded different line of actions starting from the typological concern stretching towards the town planning aspects.
Although German housing projects occupied a central position, the international conference worked as a stimulating platform for introducing other perspectives. Indeed, Die Wohnung für Das Existenzminimum played a significant role for all those experiences recognised as “modern housing” because, as pointed out by Catherine Bauer in her seminal study (Modern Housing, 1936), they have certain qualities and embodied certain methods and purposes which distinguish them from the typical residential environment of the past century.
2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the second C.I.A.M and it represents a springboard for this issue of Urban Planning, which aims to widen the debate over housing experiences beyond any geographical and time frameworks. We invite scholars and doctorate candidates to submit contributions focused on case studies or particular planning strategies starting from Neues Bauen to the present days.
Nevertheless, the issue is arranged around some key topic expressed in C.I.A.M programme—e.g. urban policiesspatial models and ideastypological aspectstechnological and standardisation aspectssocial factors—because they are still relevant starting points for a comparative perspective. This would lead to demonstrate how housing has always embodied a social, morphological and structural unit for living, which has affected, and still does, the form and evolution of the city.

Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are asked to consult the journal´s editorial policies and to send their abstracts (about 200-250 words, with a tentative title) by email to the academic editors (alessandro.porotto@epfl.ch and chiara.monterumisi@epfl.ch) by 31 December 2018.

Open Access: The journal has an article publication fee to cover its costs and guarantee that the article can be accessed free of charge by any reader, anywhere in the world, regardless of affiliation. We defend that authors should not have to personally pay this fee and advise them to check with their institutions if funds are available to cover open access publication fees. Institutions can also join Cogitatio’s Membership Program at a very affordable rate and enable all affiliated authors to publish without incurring any fees. Further information about the journal’s open access charges and institutional members can be found here.

More details: website
Tribute: Reception at Penn Archives Honoring Harriet Pattison
19th October 2018, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Philadelphia, US
DATE: 19/10/2018
Coinciding with the ASLA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, we invite you to join The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) at a reception in honor of landscape architect Harriet Pattison, FASLA at The Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery at The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design.
In a career spanning more than 50 years, Pattison worked with leading 20th-century practitioners, including noted Modernist architect Louis Kahn and landscape architect George Patton, with whom she collaborated on the design for the iconic Kimball Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Pattison also worked on Kahn’s posthumously realized commission, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, New York, which opened in 2012. At the reception, rare original drawings done by Pattison and Kahn for those two projects will be on display.
In 2016 TCLF launched the thirteenth installment in its award-winning Pioneers of American Landscape Design® Oral History Project,documenting Pattison’s life and career. Her oeuvre ranges from residential gardens and public housing, to the 150-acre Hershey Company campus. Pattison is the third woman documented by the series. Her work in post-World War II American cities, in a profession traditionally dominated by men, is an indispensable and inspiring chapter in the history of landscape architecture.
Attendees of the excursion Longwood Gardens: Experience a World Apart (separate registration required) who register to attend the reception will dropped off at the Penn Archives.in time for the start of the reception. 

For more details: Website
Call for Papers: Architectural Theory Review
1st October 2018
DATE: 1/10/2018
Architecture and Crowds
A special issue of Architectural Theory Review edited by Cameron Logan and Janina Gosseye

Call for Papers
In 1961, Elias Canetti published Crowds and Power. In this book, Canetti suggests that in essence there are two categories of crowds: the open and the closed crowd. The “open” crowd is a natural crowd: it gathers spontaneously, it exists as long as it grows, and it disintegrates as soon as it stops growing. On the other side of the spectrum is the “closed” crowd. This type renounces growth and emphasizes permanence. It has a boundary and creates a space for itself, which it fills. Canetti writes: “The building is waiting for them [the crowd]; it exists for their sake and, so long as it is there, they will be able to meet in the same manner. The space is theirs, even during the ebb, and in its emptiness it reminds them of the flood.”

Although crowd historiography experienced a heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, concomitant research in architectural history, theory, urban planning and urban design remained largely absent. This is surprising given that the concept of the crowd is intricately bound to these disciplines. The organisation of space can both shape and obstruct the formation of crowds. The most celebrated examples of planning in the grand manner—think of Haussmann’s Paris—are often interpreted as projections of state or imperial power, designed to suppress or control crowd formation. Yet architecture and urban design is not always utilised in the service of state power and some public projects have a radical or democratic intent. Lina Bo Bardi’s MASP in São Paolo, for instance, is suspended from two massive portal frames, deliberately creating a large open area at street level to facilitate crowd formation along the Avenida Paulista, a longstanding site of protest.

Certain building types are specifically designed for the assembly of “closed” crowds. Their design not only determines the size and organisation of the crowd, as well as its flows and rhythms, but their spaces often also reveal (intangible) aspects of the organisation of society. Mapped over time, these building types can express evolving concepts of community and citizenship; they can offer insight into changing customs and mores, and they can reveal structures of inclusion and exclusion. The Roman amphitheatres, for instance, were a central staple of the ancient world; in the Middle Ages, cathedrals were the site and scene of great assemblies of people; and in recent times shopping centres, sport stadia and concert halls have accommodated modern crowds—from political rallies and riots, to sporting events, flash mobs and raves.

Yet beyond a few emblematic twentieth century projects, such as Albert Speer’s Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg and Mies van der Rohe’s unbuilt Chicago Convention Centre, scholars of the built environment have only rarely touched upon the subject of architecture and the crowd. For this special issue of ATR, we invite submissions that investigate the relationship between architecture, urban design and the formation of crowds in two main ways: 1) through realised projects; and 2) by considering the way in which crowds have been depicted in architecture through various modes and media, including photomontage, drawings, computer generated imagery, etc.

Submissions may address one or more of the following themes: crowds, architecture and urban identity; crowds, architecture and security; representation of crowds, citizenship and social identity in architecture and urban design; social exclusion and inclusion in the architecture of mass gatherings, especially the racialised and gendered visions of the collective; atmosphere and environment in crowded buildings and places; architecture and its relationship to collective effervescence, intersubjectivity and collective memory; architecture, urban design and mechanisms of crowd dispersal.

Full papers may be submitted to the ATR Manuscript Central site by October 1, 2018.
Instructions for authors may be found here. Informal inquiries may be made to Cameron Logan (cameron.logan@sydney.edu.au) or Janina Gosseye (j.gosseye@uq.edu.au).

This issue of ATR (23, no. 2) will be published in August 2019.
World Architecture Festival
28th - 30th November 2018, RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
DATE: 28/11/2018
The World Architecture Festival is dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture. It is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live judging presentations from over 500 award finalists plus global networking and an international product exhibition.

Held in Amsterdam this year, the WAF awards sit at the heart of the festival, the only global awards programme where architects present their completed buildings and future projects live to a panel of internationally renowned judges and delegates from around the world. 

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 1 JUNE
(in World Architecture Festival website)

More details: website
UIA Round Table: 6th UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific
26th - 27th September 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
DATE: 26/9/2018
The UIA cordially invites you to its Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2018.
For over 100 years the UIA has been working to promote and facilitate the work of international associations.

The UIA Associations Round Table is an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice:
- meet representatives of other international associations and share experience and knowledge
- gain practical skills and tools to help you do your work better

This year the Round Table Asia-Pacific will take place Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(In UIA website)

More details: website
Exhibition: African Metropolis. An imaginary city
22nd June - 4th November 2018, MAXXI, Roma, Italy
DATE: 4/11/2018
A detailed overview of the artistic and cultural scene of the African continent.MAXXI is dedicating a major exhibition to the African continent: the project, realised in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will present the works of 34 artists reflecting on the on-going social and cultural transformations.
Through five chapters, the exhibition presents the complex structure of a metropolis in which the urban space is seen as a location for the coming together of diverse experiences in which tradition and contemporaneity dialogue.

More details: website
Exhibition: Tel Aviv, The White City
16th May 2018 - 2nd September 2018, MAXXI, Roma, Italy
DATE: 2/9/2018
Hundreds of photos, sketches, plastic models and videos depict Tel Aviv and its architecture: a cutting-edge city from an innovation standpoint, today as in the early ‘900sThe exhibition provides the opportunity to rediscover the Modern Movement and the Bauhaus influences in Tel Avivon the eve of the centenary of the movement that joined art, architecture and design, which was born in 1919 at the Bauhaus School in Weimar.
The exhibition begins with the late ’20s and ’30s, when the city started to grow owing to migrations from Europe. It was designed in accordance with the taste and influence of intellectuals and architects, thereby turning the peripheral, semi-deserted area of Jaffa into a modern and functional city.
The White City is an open-air museum housing the most-advanced international architecture of the 20th centuryA number of architects who had studied and worked in Europe brought the revolutionary ideas of European architecture, including Italian rationalism, to this city: witness the Garden City designed by Sir Patrick Geddes and the two thousand buildings, of which 600 still exist, that make up the historic centre.

More details: website
Tour: SAH Field Seminar in Cuba
1st - 14th December 2018, Cuba
DATE: 1/12/2018
The Society of Architectural Historians’ 2018 Cuba Field Seminar is an ambitious immersion in the architecture, urbanism, and landscape of Cuba, covering territory from Havana in the west to Guantánamo, Cuba´s eastern-most province.

The first five days will concentrate on the capital and its environs, examining the colonial architecture of the old city, early and mid-century modernism, and the radical avant-garde of the post-revolution period.
The second week will take us on an overland journey through a string of historic cities—and beautiful countryside— ending in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba’s #2 city and very Caribbean counterpart to cosmopolitan Havana.

Travelling to Cuba and to Havana, in particular, has in recent years become easier for Americans. This tour, therefore, is designed to take SAH members away from tourist centers and to places that they would be unlikely to visit on their own.

More details: website
Vacancy at the University of Antwerp in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Urbanism
Applications submitted online until 15th of August 2018, University of Antwerp, Belgium
DATE: 15/8/2018
The Faculty of Design Sciences is seeking to fill the following full-time vacancy in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Urbanism
Tenured academic staff in the area of architecture and design methodology
The vacancy for architecture and design methodology seeks to further anchor design-based research within the architecture program, as well as expanding interdisciplinary synergies within and outside of the Faculty of Design Sciences. The candidate for this position is capable of providing a research-oriented framework for traditional and innovative design methods, and utilizing it in research aimed at developing a sustainable building culture, situated within an urban and societally-oriented perspective. An integrated design vision – including technological aspects, design and functionality – and interdisciplinary collaboration are central to this approach. The preferred candidate has an intimate knowledge of teaching architectural and design methodologies and is comfortable with traditional design skills, as well as familiar with research in innovative (digital) design methods, technologies and building processes.

Important Dates:

15th August 2018 | Submition of applications
1st October 2018 | Interviews
1st February 2019 | Date of Appointment

More details: website
YACademy Courses of Architecture for Landscape and Architecture for Heritage
24th September - 16th November 2018
DATE: 16/11/2018
YACademy is YAC´s - Young Architects Competitions - educational unit supported by the most internationally-renowned architectural practices. YACademy aims at offering young architects and designers an opportunity to complete and specialize their skills providing an efficient link to the most esteemed architectural practices on the international stage. 

Each course is open to 25 students; 8 of them will be granted a scholarship covering the whole cost of the course.

Moreover, at the end of the course, the students will have the opportunity to experience an internship period in well-renowned architectural practices, with the likes of: OMA, Stefano Boeri Architetti, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Edoardo Tresoldi, MccolloughMulvin, Snohetta, Aires Mateus e Associados, HHF, Carrilho da Graça Arquitetos, Duque Motta & AA, Saunders Architecture.

More details: website
Call: Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Début Award
26th March 2019, 5th Lisbon Triennal, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 26/3/2019
For the third time, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale presents the Début award to an architect or a practice in order to celebrate their achievements and encourage their career. Whoever applies, individually or collectively, will be evaluated by an international jury. Another group of influent nominators from Portugal and other parts of the world will also suggest other studios that will be invited to apply, besides submissions made by one´s own initiative. With this new edition of the award we hope to support new voices and forms of architectural practice. We also hope the award will contribute to these authors creative, intellectual and professional growth at crucial and potentially transformative stages in their careers.

MOre details: website
Call: Associated Projects
31st October 2018, 5th Lisbon Triennal, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 31/10/2018
The Triennale is looking for national and international independently funded proposals that can be articulated and also complement the central program of the 5th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, that will take place between October 3rd and December 2nd 2019. 

The Associated Projects can be exhibitions, workshops, talks, and this year also film or music events, which deal with crucial problems relating to contemporary architecture and are interested in a lively debate. All these events will make a solid parallel program composed of varied events that ensures Lisbon as a central point in the international architectural debate. We also want it to show a rich independent production of great relevance and value, so essential to the cultural living mechanisms of the city.
The projects should stimulate and question the practice and reflection of rationality in architecture, consolidating the program of this edition and ensuring a broader cultural and creative scope. At the same time, it will give the projects exposure to key audiences and influencers within a well-established national and international event.

More details: website
Call: Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Universities Award Competition
30th November 2018, 5th Lisbon Triennal, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/11/2018
The Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Universities Award Competition, part of the 5th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale programme, invites architecture students to engage in deep thought, in an exercise of collective research on constructive rationality. This competition for ideas is open to master degree students, from worldwide architecture schools. A selection of proposals will be part of the exhibition “Natural Beauty”, curated by Tristan Chadney and Laurent Esmilaire, alongside a genealogy of works, from the 16th century to the present, that relate to constructive rationality. The award consists of one (1) first prize and, up to, two (2) honourable mentions.

More details: website
Event: The Poetics of Reason
3rd October - 2nd December 2019, 5th Lisbon Triennal, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 3/10/2019
Opening week: October 3rd to 5th 2019 
Chief curator: Éric Lapierre 
Curatorial team: Sébastien Marot, Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene, Mariabruna Fabrizi, Fosco Lucarelli, Laurent Esmilaire, Tristan Chadney and Vasco Pinelo de Melo 

Since 2007, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale is a non-profit association whose mission is to research, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. We have been doing just that throughout the last 10 years with a myriad of activities. And we will mark 2019 with another edition of our major international forum, which once again promotes debate, discussion and the dissemination of architecture while crossing geographic and disciplinary boundaries. 
The 5th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale will be “The Poetics of Reason”. This title states that, for all its subjective and non-scientific dimension, architecture does rest on reason, and its aim is to shed light onto the specificity of this reason. Indeed, the fact that architecture is grounded into reason and rationality is key to its being understandable, i.e. shareable, by everyone, and not just by architects. More than ever before, it stands as a condition to define an architecture for our contemporary ordinary condition. As a result of a massification of construction – more buildings have been built since the beginning of the previous century than ever before – such a condition implies that everybody is entitled to understand architecture without a specific background in the field.
Each of the five exhibitions that compose the Triennale 2019 will take up one particular aspect or dimension of this theme, in an attempt to circumscribe the stakes of architectural rationality.

More details: website
Congress: CATS - Congresso de Arquitetura, Turismo e Sustentabilidade
27th - 30th September 2018, Cataguases, Minas Gerais, Brazil
DATE: 27/9/2018
For the 4th time in Cataguases, the CATS - Congresso de Arquitetura, Turismo e Sustentabilidade (Congress for Architecture, Tourism and Sustainability), will gather hundreds of professionals, students, researchers and the general public to debate the preservation of historical heritage. The congress will take place from September 27th to the 30th, 2018. Registration for academic papers will be open from June 1st until August 10th, 2018. 
The congress, which theme will be “Master Plan: challenges for small towns”, will feature lectures, roundtables, training workshops, courses and guided tours to the assets listed.
The congress has, as an objective, to create a pole of encounter and discussion on the preservation of the built heritage in the city of Cataguases. According to Elisabete Kropf, entrepeneur of the event, the objective is to present to all the participants the importance of architecture and modern art, landmarks that identify the city, created between the 1940s and 1950s.

More details: website
Publication: Alexander Girard, Architect; Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces
By Deborah Lubera Hawsky, Wayne State University Press, USA, 2018
DATE: 24/7/2018
During the midcentury period, Michigan attracted visionary architects, designers, and theorists, including Alexander Girard. While much has been written about Girard’s vibrantly colored and patterned textiles for Herman Miller, the story of his Detroit period (1937­–53)—encompassing interior and industrial design, exhibition curation, and residential architecture—has not been told. Alexander Girard, Architect: Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces by Deborah Lubera Kawsky is the first comprehensive study of Girard’s exceptional architectural projects, specifically those concentrated in the ultra-traditional Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe.
One exciting element of the book is the rediscovery of another Girard masterpiece—the only surviving house designed entirely by Girard, and former residence to Mr. and Mrs. John McLucas. Restored in consultation with iconic midcentury designer Ruth Adler Schnee, the McLucas house represents the culmination of Girard’s Detroit design work at midcentury. Stunning color photographs capture the unique design elements—including the boldly colored glazed brick walls of the atrium—reminiscent of Girard’s role as color consultant for the GM Tech Center. Original Girard drawings for the building plan, interior spaces, and custom-designed furniture document the mind of a modernist master at work and are made available to the public for the first time in this beautiful book.
Alexander Girard, Architect is a beautiful, informative book suited for enthusiasts of Alexander Girard, the midcentury modern aesthetic, and Detroit history, art, and architecture.

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Publication: O´Neil Ford Monograph 7: E.1027, Eileen Gray
by Wilfried Wang, Peter Adam, Silvia Beretta, Izabella Dennis, Rosamund Diamond and Rachel Stella, Ernst J. Wasmuth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, 2018
DATE: 23/7/2018
On the rocky coast of the Côte d´Azur perches a crisp, white modern home, elongated and compact, cryptically called E.1027. The Anglo-Irish designer Eileen Gray (1878–1976) bought the site, paid for the construction and designed the building (with the assistance of her close friend, Jean Badovici, to whom Gray gave the site, building and contents).
It was Gray´s first foray into architecture, and as such it was a manifesto. For Gray, the whole building―the structure, its materials, the color scheme, the windows, the hardware, the fittings, the furniture―was an experiment with new concepts of spatial relations, an attempt to create an architecture of lightness and freedom. This new publication finally places this key example of modern architecture in its rightful position in history, contextualizing the structure with essays, reproductions of archival material, photographs and numerous scale drawings.

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Publication: The Social Project: Housing Postwar France
by Kenny Cupers, University of Minnesota Press, U.S.A., 2014
DATE: 23/7/2018
In the three decades following World War II, the French government engaged in one of the twentieth century’s greatest social and architectural experiments: transforming a mostly rural country into a modernized urban nation. Although these postwar environments of towers, slabs, and megastructures are often seen as a single utopian blueprint gone awry, Kenny Cupers demonstrates that their construction was instead driven by the intense aspirations and anxieties of a broad range of people. The Social Project unearths three decades of architectural and social experiments centered on the dwelling environment as it became an object of modernization, an everyday site of citizen participation, and a domain of social scientific expertise. Beyond state intervention, it was this new regime of knowledge production that made postwar modernism mainstream. The first comprehensive history of these wide-ranging urban projects, this book reveals how housing in postwar France shaped both contemporary urbanity and modern architecture.

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Publication: The Barbican: Architecture and Light
by Alan Ainsworth, Oblique Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015
DATE: 23/7/2018
Architectural photography strives to capture a sense of place. But what does this mean? And how is it created in the extraordinary design of London´s massive - and unique - Barbican Centre?
Introducing his collection of stunning black-and-white photographs of the Barbican, Alan Ainsworth suggests that the architects´ concern for the play of light and shadows helps create a genuine sense of place. This little-remarked perspective is perhaps one of the most important aspects of the design of the complex. Alan Ainsworth´s striking photography captures this facet of the architects´ vision in an unusual and refreshing view of one of the great architectural achievements in post-war Britain.
With contributions from a number of experts, this book will appeal to anyone interested in architecture, design and urban planning and the role of photography.

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Publication: Designing the modern city: Urbanism since 1850
by Eric Mumford, Yale University Press, EUA, 2018
DATE: 11/7/2018
A comprehensive new survey tracing the global history of urbanism and urban design from the industrial revolution to the present.

Written with an international perspective that encourages cross-cultural comparisons, leading architectural and urban historian Eric Mumford presents a comprehensive survey of urbanism and urban design since the industrial revolution. Beginning in the second half of the 19th century, technical, social, and economic developments set cities and the world’s population on a course of massive expansion. Mumford recounts how key figures in design responded to these changing circumstances with both practicable proposals and theoretical frameworks, ultimately creating what are now mainstream ideas about how urban environments should be designed, as well as creating the field called “urbanism.” He then traces the complex outcomes of approaches that emerged in European, American, and Asian cities.

This erudite and insightful book addresses the modernization of the traditional city, including mass transit and sanitary sewer systems, building legislation, and model tenement and regional planning approaches. It also examines the urban design concepts of groups such as CIAM (International Congresses of Modern Architecture) and Team 10, and their adherents and critics, including those of the Congress for the New Urbanism, as well as efforts toward ecological urbanism. Highlighting built as well as unbuilt projects, Mumford offers a sweeping guide to the history of designers’ efforts to shape cities.A comprehensive new survey tracing the global history of urbanism and urban design from the industrial revolution to the present.

Written with an international perspective that encourages cross-cultural comparisons, leading architectural and urban historian Eric Mumford presents a comprehensive survey of urbanism and urban design since the industrial revolution. Beginning in the second half of the 19th century, technical, social, and economic developments set cities and the world’s population on a course of massive expansion. Mumford recounts how key figures in design responded to these changing circumstances with both practicable proposals and theoretical frameworks, ultimately creating what are now mainstream ideas about how urban environments should be designed, as well as creating the field called “urbanism.” He then traces the complex outcomes of approaches that emerged in European, American, and Asian cities.

This erudite and insightful book addresses the modernization of the traditional city, including mass transit and sanitary sewer systems, building legislation, and model tenement and regional planning approaches. It also examines the urban design concepts of groups such as CIAM (International Congresses of Modern Architecture) and Team 10, and their adherents and critics, including those of the Congress for the New Urbanism, as well as efforts toward ecological urbanism. Highlighting built as well as unbuilt projects, Mumford offers a sweeping guide to the history of designers’ efforts to shape cities.

To buy the book: website
Publication: Towers for the Welfare State: An Architectural History of British Multi-storey Housing 1945-1970
by Stefan Muthesius and Miles Glendinning, Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, Scotland, 2017
DATE: 9/7/2018
Published by the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, this book presents the first comprehensive, yet concise account of one of Britain’s most dramatic building campaigns of the modern age. It traces the often impassioned ideological and aesthetic debates about high building, the complex planning and construction aspects of tower blocks, as well as the design of their environments and their naming. A separate section sets out in detail the story of multi-storey council housing in every major city and many towns in England and Scotland. No less than 534 illustrations were needed to convey something of the astounding wealth of the British high-rise story.

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Publication: Post-War Middle-Class Housing: Models, Construction and Change
by Gaia Caramellino and Frederico Zanfi, Peter Lang AG, Switzerland, 2016
DATE: 9/7/2018
Post-war middle-class housing played a key role in constructing and transforming the cities of Europe and America, deeply impacting today´s urban landscape. And yet, this stock has been underrepresented in a literature mostly focused on public housing and the work of a few master architects.
This book is the first attempt to explore such housing from an international perspective. It provides a comparative insight into the processes of construction, occupation and transformation of residential architecture built for the middle-classes in 12 different countries between the 1950s and 1970s. It investigates the role of models, actors and policies that shaped the middle-class city, tracing geographies, chronologies and forms of development that often cross national frontiers.
This study is particularly relevant today within the context of "fragilization" which affects the middle-classes, challenging, as it does, the urban role played by this residential heritage in the obsolescence, trends in patterns of homeownership, as well as social and generational changes.

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Call for registrations: Columbus National Symposium
26th - 29th September 2018, Docomomo US, Columbus, Indiana, EEUU
DATE: 26/9/2018
The 2018 National Symposium, taking place September 26–29 in Columbus, Indiana, features four days of engaging programming, exclusive tours, evening keynote conversations with visionary leaders, and the American Institute of Architects´ Trade Show showcasing an array of new and innovative building products and services.

Working in collaboration with Exhibit Columbus, this year´s theme explores how investing in the value of good design can make communities better for everyone and how new approaches to preservation are positively incorporating our modern heritage into the future of cities.

More details: website

To register as a Docomomo US member use the code DOCO2018.

Register: website
Publication: POROSIS / The Architecture of Nuno Brandão Costa
By André Cepeda, monade, Portugal, 2017
DATE: 9/7/2018
POROSIS invites an intense look at the work of the new figure in the Porto School of Architecture, after Eduardo Souto de Moura and Álvaro Siza. The singularity of Nuno Brandão Costa´s work lies in his sustained attention to the primary elements of construction and its plasticity. Through new materials and techniques, his work has built upon the clarity of traditional Portuguese architecture.

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Publication: Public Wihout Rhetoric
By Nuno Brandão Costa and Sérgio Mah, monade, Portugal, 2018
DATE: 9/7/2018
Public Without Rhetoric brings together 12 public building projects created by Portuguese architects, whose construction was completed between 2007 and 2017, a decade ravaged by the severe financial and economic crisis. The chosen works highlight the Portuguese architects marked generalist nature and cross-generational excellence, in an affirmation of architecture as a celebration of the experience of public space.

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Conference: 30 years of the church
17th - 21st July 2018, Igreja Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Olivais Sul, Lisboa, Portugal.
DATE: 17/7/2018
In 2018, the church of "Nossa Senhora da Conceição", designed by the architect Pedro Vieira de Almeida and finnished by the "Secretariado das Novas Igrejas do Patriarcado" [Secretary of the New Churches of the Patriarchy], is celebrating its 30 years of its dedication. Product fo an architectural competition released in 1969, and built during the 1980´s, the parochial complex (only partially constructed), is stablished in a slope of the modern neighbourhood of Olivais Sul, in Lisbon. The volume is characterizes by its horizontality, being more presented as a structure to serve the caommunity rather than a architectural reference in the territory, in a very specific interpretation of the principles of integration of a church in the city, in the pós-Concílio Vaticano II (1962-65).


17. Jul.2018, 21.30pm
Conversation with the architect Gonzalo Byrne: "Passado, Presente, Futuro: Oportunidades, sobre o projeto de Pedro Vieira de Andrade" [Past, Present, Future: Opportunities, about the project of Pedro Vieira de Andrade]

21. Jul.2018, 21.30pm
Documentary about the project and contruction of the church: "A espessura da luz" [The thickness of the light", a film by João Valério, Sofia Almeida and Tiago Santo. Entrace is free.

More details:  PDF below [Portuguese]

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Conversations:
11th July 2018, Casa da Arquitetura, Lisboa, Portugal.
DATE: 11/7/2018
A Casa da Arquitectura (CA) - Centro Português de Arquitectura [The House of Architecture - Portuguese Center of Architecture] feels honoured to invite you to the new session of the "Sud-Express: Olhares Internacionais sobre a Arquitetura Portuguesa" [International views on Portuguese Architecture] that will take place next wednesday, 11th of July, at 18h30.

Laurent Beaudouin, architect and teacher in the École d´Architecture de Paris Val de Seine, and Francis Rambert, also architect and principal in the Cité de L´Architecture et du Patrimoine, in Paris, will attend the event. The entrance is free.

This is the last out of a serie of conversation in the parallel program of the exhibition "Os universalistas – 50 anos de arquitectura portuguesa" [The Universalist - 50 years of Portuguese architeture]

More details: website + PDF below [Portuguese]

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Conference: The Álvaro Siza Talks
16th and 17th of July 2018, Auditório de Serralves, Porto, Portugal.
DATE: 9/10/2018
As part of the commitment that the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves has with the architecture, it will assist to the first edition of the project The Álvaro Siza Talks. It consists of a annual event that will open the debate about the most relevant questions of the contemporary architecture to architects, academicians and students, celebrating the spirit of the Álvaro Siza´s work.
The main purpose of this event is the production and interchange of knowledge about the architecture. Every edition will be held on a specific subject and it will promote the discussion and the debate, having as leitmotiv questions and values that can be found in the Siza´s work method.

More details: website
Mabel Scarone distinguished for contribution to the improvement of architecture
28th June 2018, Manzana de las Luces, Buenos Aires, Argentina
DATE: 28/6/2018
Docomomo International is happy to share the news that on June 28th, Mabel Scarone, founding member of the DOCOMOMO Argentina working team, was distinguished together with other women colleagues of Argentina for their contribution to the improvement of architecture, in the "Construir Según las Reglas" prize from Architector.
Along an extensive and productive carreer, Mabel has work as an architect, is a recognised researcher and an outstanding teacher at the university. In all her activies she has been always involved in the recognition and enhancement of modern architectural principles.

Program of the event: PDF below
Competition: Prácticas Artísticas de Inclusão Social [Artistic Practices for Social Inclusion]
20th September 2018, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 20/9/2018
Application time for the projects of social inclusion through artistic practices is open until the 20th of September 2018.
The best projects in the area of visual, performative or audio-visual arts will be financially supported with a maximum of 25.000€ per year.

Who can participate?
Non-profit organisations with projects of social inclusion of citizens in a state social vulnerability, taking into account the promotion of equal oportunities and the reinforcement of social and territorial cohesion.

Session for Questions and Doubts, live streaming: 9th July 2018 (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Sala 2)

More details: websitewebsite [Portuguese]
Lectures: Kosovo Architecture Festival
5th July 2018, Kino Armata, Prishtina, Kosovo
DATE: 5/7/2018
Kosovo Architecture Festival is organized by the Kosovo Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Future Architecture Platform. KAF is an annual event and its main objective is to present to the local architecture community and the general public the contemporary global theories and methodologies in the field of architecture and urban planning.
Kosovo Architecture Festival is the largest event of its kind in Kosovo with more than 40 individual activities in numerous cities in the country. This year the event will be held from the 3rd of July till the 3rd of October in Prishtina, Gjakova, Peja, Prizren, Mitrovica and Ferizaj.

Lera Semovich who will be presenting the creative work of Fala Atelier, a young architecture studio from Porto gaining recognition for their intriguing drawings and work in recent years. kosovoarchitecture.com/lera-samovich-fala-atelier/
www.falaatelier.com

Eliza Hoxha, the curator of the Kosovo Pavilion at this years Venice Biennale, she will be presenting the concept behind this years pavilion. kosovoarchitecture.com/eliza-hoxha/
Liam Young, is an acclaimed architect and widely featured in mainstream and architecture media and is the head of the ground braking MA program Fiction and Entertainment at the Sci Arc. kosovoarchitecture.com/liam-young/
sciarc.edu/people/faculty/liam-young

Program of Lectures, Workshops and Exhibition of the day: PDF below

More details: website



Call for registrations: Self-construction Laboratory
28th July - 10th August 2018, Conjunto habitacional da Guarda, Perafita, Matosinhos, Portugal.
DATE: 16/7/2018
The Self-construction Laboratory "Lugar de Partilha" in Conjunto Habitacional da Guarda, Perafita, Matosinhos, will take place between the 28th of July and 10th of August of 2018. It is an event organized by Casa da Arquitetura and it counts on the architects Roberto Cremascoli, Edison Okumura, Ivo Poças Martins and Dulcineia dos Santos as tutors.

This project intends to facilitate one or more little structures/facilities the interior space of the Residential Complex of A Guarda that will be avaliable to all the community of Perafita. This aims to be the point of departure for a total re-qualification of the surrounding space of this residential complex.

Deadline for registrations: 16th of July, 2018

For more details: website + PDF below [Portuguese]

Publication: East West Central: Rebuilding Europe, 1950-1990
By Ákos Moravánsky and Judith Hopfengärtner, Birkhäuser, Germany, 2016.
DATE: 5/7/2018
"The international authors of this three-volume publication present Europe´s postwar architecture in a new light. This comprehensive set of studies systematically analyzes developments in the East and West in a comparative way. What has been achieved in a revision of the history of architecture in the era of the Iron Curtain: rather than focusing on divisions, the authors emphasize mutual perception, knowledge transfer, cooperaation and connections across geopolitical and national boundaries. Each volume is dedicated to an overarching theme and its subsequent unfolding across overlapping periods of time".

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Publication: The University Is Now on Air, broadcasting Modern Architecture
By Joaquim Moreno, CCA and Jap Sam Books, Canada, 2018
DATE: 4/7/2018
"The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture examines a key experiment by The Open University to mobilize new media environments for distance and adult education. Eight episodes written by Joaquim Moreno, conversations with Tim Benton, Nick Levinson, Adrian Forty, Joseph Rykwert, and Stephen Bayley, and contributions by Nick Beech, Laura Carter, Ben Highmore, and Joseph Bedford, offer a close reading of the course A305, History of Architecture and Design 1890–1939, which was taught through television and radio broadcasts, aired on the BBC between 1975 and 1982.
As current models for producing and transmitting knowledge are being brought into question, The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture traces a radical attempt at rethinking the mandate of higher education through mass media".

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Publication: Imperfect Health: The medicalization of architecture
Edited by Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini, CCA and Lars Müller Publishers, Canada, 2012
DATE: 4/7/2018
"This book accompanies the exhibition Imperfect Health: the Medicalization of Architecture and its online TV channel. Imperfect Health investigates the historical connections between health, design and the environment, emphasizing certain uncertainties and contradictions informed by Western medicine. Should urbanism, landscape design, or architecture seek to take care of people rather than cure them? Do we need to ´demedicalize architecture´?"

"Today we are anxious about ground pollution, food safety, smog, obesity and aging. Because almost everything in our surroundings is perceived as a possible source of disease, the health, defence and fortification of the body is an obsessive pursuit.
Design is also affected by such anxieties. Imperfect Health investigates the historical connections between health, design and the environment, bringing to light uncertainties and contradictions in cultures informed by Western medicine, to insist on a challenging hypothesis: that urbanism, landscape design and architecture take care of their ´inhabitants´, instead of seeking an ultimate cure".

More details: website
Tribute: Álvaro Siza
3rd July 2018, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 29/6/2018
The Portuguese Architects Board will organize an tribute to Álvaro Siza in the Portuguese National Architect´s Day, 3rd July 2018, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

More details: website [portuguese]
Publication: Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit
By Michael H. Hodges, Painted Turtle, USA, 2018
DATE: 28/6/2018
"Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit by Michael H. Hodges tells the story of the German-Jewish immigrant who rose from poverty to become one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. Kahn’s buildings not only define downtown Detroit, but his early car factories for Packard Motor and Ford revolutionized the course of industry and architecture alike.
Employing archival sources unavailable to previous biographers, Building the Modern World follows Kahn from his apprenticeship at age thirteen with a prominent Detroit architecture firm to his death. With material gleaned from two significant Kahn archives—the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library and the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution—Hodges paints the most complete picture yet of Kahn’s remarkable rise. Special emphasis is devoted to his influence on architectural modernists, his relationship with Henry Ford, his intervention to save the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts (unreported until now), and his work laying down the industrial backbone for the Soviet Union in 1929–31 as consulting architect for the first Five Year Plan.
Kahn’s ascent from poverty, his outsized influence on both industry and architecture, and his proximity to epochal world events make his life story a tableau of America’s rise to power. Historic photographs as well as striking contemporary shots of Kahn buildings enliven and inform the text. Anyone interested in architecture, architectural history, or the history of Detroit will relish this stunning work."

To buy the book: website
Publication: Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions
Edited by Barry Bergdoll and Jonathan Massey, Lars Müller Publishers, 2018
DATE: 26/6/2018
"Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions is a collection of essays by a group of scholars, which examineBreuer’s approach and way of working, his strategies and his signature buildings. These essays draw on anabundance of newly available documents held in the Breuer Archive at Syracuse University, which are nowaccessible online.Often seen as a pioneer of a “brutalist modernism” of reinforced concrete, Marcel Breuer might best beunderstood through the lens of the changing institutional structures in and for which he worked. More recentlyhistorians, architects, and – with the reopening of the great megalith of his Whitney Museum as the Met Breuerin New York – a larger public are gaining new insights into the cities and large-scale buildings Breuer planned.Breuer (1902–1981) is celebrated as an architect, furniture designer and teacher who is known as a “formgiver”of modern American architecture. Originally from Hungary, Breuer was one of the first students at the Bauhausbefore he emigrated to the USA in 1937."

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Seminar: Discovering Robin Boyd
21st July 2018, State Library Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
DATE: 21/7/2018
"Registration is now open for ‘Discovering Robin Boyd’ – a seminar exploring the legacy of Boyd through the archive held at State Library Victoria (SLV).
This diverse program of speakers brought together by Mary Lewis, Naomi Mullumby and Peter Johnson of SLV will give an extensive insight to the body of work undertaken by Boyd and his continuing influence today."

More details: website


Call: SAH Award for Film and Video
31st July 2018, Society of Architectural Historians
DATE: 31/7/2018
"Nominations for the 2019 SAH Award for Film and Video are being accepted. The submission deadline is July 31, 2018.

PURPOSE
The SAH Award for Film and Video was established in 2013 to recognize annually the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment.

CRITERIA
The award is global in scope with no geographic or political boundaries limiting subject matter or production team. The topic of the film or video must be any aspect of the built environment including the history of buildings, interiors, monuments, landscapes, cultural landscapes, urbanism, designers, engineers, clients, preservation, conservation, citizen engagement, or other topics related to the history of the built environment.

Films and videos representing a wide range of methodologies will be considered including documentaries, critiques, theoretical works and documentary recreations of lost sites. Films and videos by independent directors and producers, including those with a K-12 educational focus, are also welcome.

Films or videos must have an initial release date within the past three years (2015, 2016 or 2017). Honorable Mentions may also be awarded.

Entries for consideration will be submitted, on a DVD or a link to an online viewing site such as Vimeo, to the award committee members and the SAH office by the director, producer, or producer’s distributor.

Nominees will also submit a 250–500-word narrative that addresses the goals of the film/video, the intended audience, where the work has been screened/aired/viewed, and what kind of response the work has received.

The most important criterion is the work’s contribution to the understanding of the built environment, defined either as deepening that understanding or as bringing that understanding to new audiences. A second criterion is a high standard of research and analysis, whether the production was for a scholarly audience, a general audience, or both. A third criterion is excellence in design and production.

THE AWARD
The Award will consist of a certificate and citation that will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at the Society’s Annual International Conference. Following the presentation, the film will be shown at the conference. The Award will be announced in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, the SAH Newsletter, and on the SAH website. The winning film or video will become part of the Society’s permanent archive, housed in the library at the Society’s headquarters, Charnley-Persky House, in Chicago. The recipient will be required to supply two copies of the award-winning film on DVD for the Society’s archive."

More details: PDF below + website
Publication: Works & Continuities
Edited by Brinda Somaya, Mapin Publishing and The HECAR Foundation, 2018
DATE: 26/6/2018
"This volume is a comprehensive monograph chronicling the personal and professional journey of the Indian architect and urban conservationist Brinda Somaya, from 1975 to the present. Belonging to the ‘Bridge Generation’, her work transcends stylistic vocabulary and draws its inspiration from Indian culture, the landscape of the subcontinent and principles of sustainable design and intervention.
The book explores a cross-section of Somaya’s diverse typology of projects, including housing, institutions, conservation, urban design, social design and industrial works that represent a unique ‘non-stylistic’ grammar that has a sense of ‘order and appropriateness’. Situating her work in a broader context, the essays in this volume offer multiple perspectives on Somaya’s accomplishments, while the dialogues outline the concerns central to her work.

With Essays by Jon Lang, Porus Olpadwala, Mary Norman Woods and Ruturaj Parikh, and Dialogues with Arun Shourie, Kamu Iyer and Saryu Doshi. Published in association with The HECAR Foundation, Mumbai."

To buy the book: website
Summer School: Pier Luigi Nervi Project
20th-25th July 2018, Politecnico Di Milano, Milano, Italy
DATE: 20/7/2018
"Inspired by the work of the great Italian designer and builder Pier Luigi Nervi (Sondrio, June 21st 1891 – Rome, January 9th 1979), the Laboratorio Nervi is being developed as a centre for study and analysis on the great issues of knowledge and conservation as well as restoration and valorisation of the twentieth century architecture."

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Publication: Architecture as propaganda in twentieth-century totalitarian regimes
Edited by Håkan Hökerberg, Edizioni Polistampa, 2018
DATE: 21/6/2018
"It is well known that architecture has the potential to support and promote ideological propaganda. In the totalitarian regimes of twentieth-century Europe, political leaders clearly understood that potential and knew how to exploit it. As a consequence, architecture prospered under totalitarian rule. When the regimes eventually collapsed, they left a rich architectural legacy, which remains today as an evident and sometimes awkward part of the urban landscape. This conference volume explores how prominent architects conveyed the dominant political programmes of totalitarian regimes through buildings, monuments and urban planning. Scholars from a range of academic backgrounds examine the significance of difficult architectural heritage with regards to national identity and historical understanding – whether this heritage is acknowledged or ignored. Examples illustrate different approaches to the management of ideologically controversial heritage, reflecting the varying ambitions of former totalitarian nations to confront their dark past."

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Encounter: Collective Housing: New Initiatives (Slovenia, Austria, Germany, France, Italy)
21st – 22nd June 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 21/6/2018
“The project Collective Housing: New Initiatives will present, define and disseminate topics of past and contemporary collective living, urban solidarity practices, cooperation in neighbourhood communities as well as progressive sustainable housing policies and housing models. 
Today are many housing estates from 20th century facing degradation and neglect. Moreover, in all the countries listed above, housing is becoming a privilege rather than a basic human right. This situation gives rise to questions such as: 
How to think about collective housing and living today?
How to link the past and present experience? 
How to develop new models, based on solidarity and affordability of sustainable housing for all?” At KUD C3 platform website

The two-day event will be held on 21st and 22nd June 2018 at the Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana, City Museum Ljubljana (MGLM) and MAO Ljubljana, focusing on topics related to collective housing.

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Exhibition: 19 Architectural Projects Surrounding the Market
13th June – 2nd July 2018, Fórum Municipal Romeu Correia, Almada, Portugal
DATE: 13/6/2018
“The 19 showcased works propose an intervention in the central zone of the city of Almada, with the aim of reflecting on the relation between architecture, culture and city. The program allows to develop the fundamental rules of architecture and connect students to the professional practice. Each group has the task of developing a defined database program (Student Residences, Almada Municipal Market Support).

The atelier PArq-IV and V works on a project methodology linked to its context. The studio devotes special attention to the theme of representation, a crucial project´s communication instrument, and develops the project as close as possible to the real professional practice.

The present exercise consists on developing a revitalization proposal for the area of ​​the Center of Almada, namely the area delimited by the three fundamental labels for the Municipal Market of Almada: The interior of the northern quarter (former EDP building), the interior of the eastern quarter ( Auto-Monumental building) and the interior of the Quarter to the West (Quarteirão das Oficinas). Taking into account the new habits of the inhabitants and even of a latest public, it is suggested an intervention program focused on the requalification, not only of each building and correspondent uses, but also of those that are being used as adjacent spaces.”

This collection of works is a production of the students of the architects Ricardo Bak Gordon and Pedro Sousa, 4th year Master’s Architecture degree of Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (Portugal), in partnership with the Municipality of Almada.  The exhibition will take place at Fórum Municipal Romeu Correia, Almada, inaugurating on 13th June by 18h30, and can be visited until 2nd July 2018.
The Maison du Peuple of Clichy was featured at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition
by by Jean Prouvé, Eugène Beaudouin, Marcel Lods and Vladimir Bodiansky, Clichy, France, 1935-1939
DATE: 26/5/2018
The Maison du Peuple of Clichy (by Eugène Beaudouin and Marcel Lods, Clichy, France, 1935-1939) was featured at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, titled FREESPACE, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and organized by La Biennale di Venezia, as one of the buildings selected at "Close Encounter", where Irish architects responded to works of architecture.
Open House: 2nd Edition Open House Torino
9th – 10th June 2018, Turin, Italy
DATE: 9/6/2018
Open House Torino will promote the opportunity to visit 140 different sites, during the upcoming weekend 9, 10 June 2018. Each visit has specific characteristics and schedule, and some need previous appointment. Among the wide list, visitors may find historical buildings, modern or contemporary, offices, green or social spaces, structures recovered, among others.
The initiative of 10-11 June 2017 was the first Turin edition of an international format. The idea of ​​Open House was founded in London in 1992 by the work of the founder Victoria Thornton and has since spread throughout the world. To date, the cities of the Open House Worldwide network are more than thirty, distributed on every continent. 
In Italy, Turin follows Open House Roma (from 2012) and Open House Milano (from 2016).

During Open House weekend, visits are all free and generally take place by order of arrival. On the Open House Torino 2018 website it is possible to find further details on the program, registration and also apps to follow through this years visits.

The event is organized by the Open House Torino cultural association, formed in 2017 by a group of architects and city enthusiasts.

More details: website
Open House Torino 2018 map: Pdf [Italian]
International Forum: Modern Cities Reporting
4th June 2018, Habima Theatre, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
DATE: 4/6/2018
Modern cities Reporting will be hosted by the White City Center, the Department of Conservation, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, the Urban Design Graduate Program and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, with the participation of Prof. Arch. Alfredo Brillembourg – Co-principle of Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) at ETH Zurich as Keynote Speaker.

“Brasília, Berlin, Chandigarh, Rabat, Gdynia, Le Havre, Asmara, and Tel Aviv are all modernist cities declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Along with its historical, cultural and economic value, the international recognition also entails a deep commitment to preserving the city’s unique urban heritage and restraining the ever-growing forces of development.
Tel Aviv-Yafo will host a series of public lectures by representatives of cities from all around the world, who will present their city and its modern heritage, and discuss innovative approaches to urban management designed to better balance the current push for development with the preservation of past heritage.
Participants include representatives from various cities as well as UNESCO and UN officials, and the forum will also feature professional discussions on preservation, sustainability, architectural heritage, and cultural identity.” In White City Center website

The event is free, however requires pre-registration, starting from 12:30 to 20:00, June 4th, at Habima Theatre, auditorium 4, Tel Aviv – Yafo.

More details and registration: website
Program: Pdf
Call for Papers: International Congress: Colonial and Post-Colonial Landscapes, Architecture, Cities, Infrastructures
30th June 2018, Coast to Coast FCT Project, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/6/2018
This conference is organized within the project ‘Coast to Coast – Late Portuguese Infrastructural Development in Continental África (Angola and Mozambique): Critical and Historical Analysis and Postcolonial Assessment’, funded by ‘Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia’ (FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology) with the reference PTDC/ATPAQI/0742/2014. 

Based on the survey, cataloguing and contextualization of the infrastructural process of the former Portuguese colonial territory in continental Africa (Angola and Mozambique) in the last century of Portuguese colonization (1875-1975), the research aims at analyzing the influence of colonial strategies on the current developments in these two countries.

Important dates: 

30th June 2018 | Call for papers
31st July 2018 | Notification of acceptance of papers
30th November 2018 | Deadline for registration
31st December 2018 | Submission of full paper
16th-18th January 2019 | Conference

More details: website
Exhibition: Manuel Marques de Aguiar, 1927 - 2015: Building Places
9th March - 17th June, Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 9/3/2018
“Manuel Marques de Aguiar (1927-2015), belongs to a generation of architects from Porto for whom drawing is a privileged tool of thought.
He was born in Transmontana, an architect, urban planner, urban manager and landscape designer, and developed his training and action in several geographies, between France, the North of Portugal and the archipelago of the Azores.
It is through his drawings, as well as his plans and projects, that this exhibition reveals his desire to transform the city and the landscape, "building places" that make possible new experiences.
In his plans, projects, works and technical opinions, Marques de Aguiar sought to move from "intention to happen", using different instruments, widening opportunities and "sowing in the long term", as he liked to say.
Throughout six nuclei - or six "places" - the exhibition presents different testimonies of personalities of its generation (Luiz Cunha, Carlos Carvalho Dias and Álvaro Siza, among others), memories of those who accompanied the persistence of Marques de Aguiar in the integration between work and life.
The course of this architect was marked by his learning in Paris, with Robert Auzelle, a city planner responsible for transforming Porto in the transition to the 1960s - author of the PDM of the city of 1962 - and a key figure in the construction of the axis of Rua Gonçalo Christopher, and the French School of Porto, works that Marques de Aguiar left to the city. These are the plans for the cities of Espinho and Angra do Heroísmo (after the earthquake of 1981), as well as the studies carried out for the northern interior of Portugal and for the maritime borders between Porto and Leça da Palmeira.”

Organization: 
Serralves Foundation in partnership with the Marques de Aguiar Family.

To visiti until 17th June, in Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal.

More details: website
Call for Registration: Cities in Asia Summer Program: Studio Shanghai-Tokyo
23rd June – 3rd July 2018, Shanghai, China and 5th July – 15th July 2018, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 23/6/2018
“We are pleased to announce that registration for this year’s Cities in Asia Summer Program is now open. The credit-bearing HKU course was established in 2010 to focus on urgent architectural and urban issues confronting Asian cities today. This year, the studio will be traveling to Shanghai and Tokyo. The program is an immersive course designed to expose students to these cities through daily learning activities including lectures, seminars, studio crits, field work, firm visits, and design reviews. The nature of work ranges from critical reading of texts and individual assignments, to design and research collaborations. Students will get to interact with professors, researchers, critical practices, think tanks and various local stakeholders, as well as with students from other universities.
This program welcomes all university students and recent graduates with an interest in issues around industrialization of the city, and broader challenges facing urban development in these unique Asian contexts.”

Important dates:
Deadline for enrolment is May 20, 2018
Shanghai - June 23 to July 3
Tokyo - July 5 to 15
(July 4 and 5 are days for transit)

Studio Locations
Shanghai : The University of Hong Kong Shanghai Study Center
No. 298, North Suzhou Road, Hong Kou District, Shanghai, China 200085
Tokyo : Meiji University Nakano Campus
4-21-1 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, Japan 164-8525

More details: website + PDF below
Conference registration: website
Call for Abstracts: THE HOUSE – Domestic Spaces Forms of Inhabitation
23rd – 25th January 2019, University of Granada Architecture School, Granada, Spain
DATE: 28/5/2018
“Presentation
The Department of History and Theory of Architecture of the University of Granada, in collaboration with the Research Group HUM813: Architecture and Contemporary Culture, the Architectural Construction Department, the Architecture School of University of Granada and the Association of Architecture and Urban Planning Historians (AhAU in Spanish acronyms), organize the 2nd International Conference Culture and City under the title The house: domestic spaces, forms of inhabitation, which will be held in Granada from January 23 to 25, 2019. 
The Conference will address residential architecture from a broad and comparative perspective, one that is both historical and contemporary, synthesizing architectural and planning aspects as well as those regarding forms of inhabitation, the evolution of housing, its current problems and its different spaces (living rooms, bed rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, courtyards, terraces, transit spaces, doors, windows...), their configuration and uses. 
The conference has an open approach, based on the meeting of diverse disciplines (History, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy or Art History besides Architecture and Urban Planning) as well as different areas of knowledge within the university (Architecture History and Theory, Design, Urban Planning, Art History, Building Services, Graphic Expression, Civil Engineering, Social Anthropology, etc.). 
The timeframe and theme of the conference is also global, therefore the issues addressed can belong to different historic periods and tackle concepts such as housing typologies, advances in the fields of technology and construction, the rise and development of notions such as comfort, hygiene or domesticity, and focus on current hot-topics and the problems regarding the adaptation of the “living unit” to the social, urban, technological and environmental changes of our time. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which the differentiation between the realms of the public and the private have been articulated throughout history, and the boundaries and hybridization between these two realities. The Conference will also address the presence of domesticity in the collective imagery, and specifically how it has been approached from the fields of philosophy, sociology, painting, literature or cinematography. 
The presentation of housing schemes and projects by their authors is not a priority of this Conference. Such communications will only be accepted on an exceptional basis.

Themes
1. Architectures of the house: domestic space throughout history 
2. The domestic project as the heart of modernity: the single, one-off house and collective housing, from the Modern Movement to the 21st century. 
3. Contemporary housing and heritage 
4. The house: myths, archetypes, forms of inhabitation 
5. External views: the house in painting, cinema and literature. 

Calendar
- Registration and reception of abstracts: Beginning on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 
- Deadline for the reception of abstracts: Monday, May 28, 2018 
- Notification of acceptance / rejection of abstracts: latest days June, 2018 
- Deadline for reduced registration fee: Monday, October 1, 2018 
- Deadline for the reception of presentations via email: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 
- Conference dates: Wednesday-Friday, January 23-25, 2019

Location
Architecture School of University of Granada 
Campo del Príncipe s/n – Palacio del Almirante Aragón 
18071 Granada”

More details: website
Call for Registration: MoMoWo Symposium 2018 International Conference | Women´s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception
13th-16th June 2018, Politecnico di Torino - Lingotto Campus, Turin, Italy
DATE: 13/6/2018
“Women´s Creativity since the Modern Movement - MoMoWo is a large-scale cooperation cultural project co-funded by the Creative Culture Programme of the European Union, coordinated by the Polytechnic of Turin and launched in 2014.
MoMoWo considers an issue of contemporary cultural, social and economic importance, from both a European and an interdisciplinary perspective, women´s achievements in the design professions.
After almost four years of successful project activities, and in accordance with the MoMoWo mission, the International Conference | Women´s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception continues to increase the visibility of creative women, to foster in Europe and beyond interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment "from the spoon to the city", and to facilitate the exchange of research results and professional practices in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and design.

Sessions:
A. Women´s education and training. National and international mappings
B. Women´s legacy and heritage. Protection, restoration and enhancement
C. Women in communication and professional networks
D. Women and cultural tourism
E. Women´s achievements and professional attainments. Moving boundaries
F. Women and sustainability
SSF. Sustainability in City and Landscape: Spaces for Women
G. Women "as subjects". Documentation, methodology, interpretation and enhancement
SSG. Design drawings

The Conference registration is free but mandatory, as the number of places is limited 
Participation in the Tours is free after registration.
MoMoWo will be pleased to offer to the Conference attenders, Booklet of Programme and Abstract as well as printed copies of the following MoMoWo Books: The travelling exhibition catalogue and ï»¿The cultural touristic itineraries guidebook.”

Important dates:
10th March 2018 | Opening of Conference Registration
16th March 2018 | Final Conference Programme
18th May 2018 | Closing of registration for audience via on-line forms and closing of social activities registration
13th June 2018 | Free download of the Booklet of Programme and Abstract of the Conference e-Book. Printed copies of the Booklet will be distributed at the Symposium.


Registration for the Symposium is now open.

More details: website + PDF below
Conference registration: website
Call for Papers: Journal of Icon Studies, 2 (2018)
1st June 2018, Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts, USA
DATE: 1/6/2018
"The Journal of Icon Studies is now accepting submissions for its second issue, scheduled for online publication in December 2018. We welcome contributions from scholars working across a wide disciplinary range, including art history, literature and film, religious studies, gender and cultural studies, history and anthropology, conservation and museum studies. 
The Journal of Icon Studies is an online, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of icons around the globe, from the Byzantine period to the modern era. It serves as an international forum for new scholarship on the theoretical, theological and historical significance of icons, their place within a broad cultural and artistic context, as well as their conservation, collecting, and exhibiting. The journal includes reviews of books and exhibitions, archival discoveries, and translations of primary documents.
The journal is published annually by the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA. The language of publication is English, with summaries in Russian. Translation assistance will be provided by the museum.
Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018. All submissions will receive a double-blind peer review."

More details: websitewebsite
International Conference on Urban Conservation
16th-18th November 2018, Kolkata, Calcutta, India
DATE: 16/11/2018
"Urban conservation is a broader concept than the preservation or conservation of one or more buildings of architectural values. Historic urban landscape in the context of urban conservation strategy is inclusive and holistic with both tangible and intangible aspects in a natural and built environment with people and community. According to the Unesco, an area may not have old buildings or buildings of historical significance but it may have unique settlements and character, with the way people lived and the way buildings and public spaces were built and such area will also be under urban conservation.
Due to rapid urbanisation, cities are growing both vertically and horizontally often at the cost of historic buildings within the cities and greenery and water bodies in the periphery. Today urban conservation becomes a part of urban development.
There is growing awareness specially in the context of UN Habitat’s new urban agenda and vision of sustainable cities.
The significance of such international conference in India with thousands of years of culture and civilisation and in Kolkata (Calcutta), the cultural capital of India which was once the second capital of the British Empire, will be great as it will be a forum of exchange of ideas and innovations. The city is the container and within this there is diverse culture with myriads of colour, the understanding, protoection and rejuvenation will be the subjects of presentations and discussions.
The conference will be organised by Centre for Built Environment (CBE), a knowledge based a nonprofit registered professional society of architects, urban designers, city planners and other urban experts, in collaboration with other institutions and organisations."

More details: website
Congress: 56º Congreso Internacional de Americanistas [56th International Congress of Americanists]
15th - 20th July 2018, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
DATE: 15/7/2018
"The 56th International Congress of Americanists will be held at the University of Salamanca between 15 and 20 July 2018.

The title of the symposium is: Radical speculation, disciplinary diversity and revolutionary tension: city and architecture in the long sixties in Latin America.

The expectations of an imminent political and social transformation - initiated with the Cuban revolution and closed even after that of the carnations - brought together young people, intellectuals and workers, and moved - with various emphases - cloisters, publications and meetings, but also the practices, the gestation of new concepts and theories in the broad field of architecture and the disciplines associated with the city. Fueled by different disciplinary approaches, these processes were stimulated by the intensification of exchanges of discourses and images, condensed in some paradigmatic debates. The tension between processes of international latitude and the peculiarities with which they were interpreted in different American countries and cities encourages the call for: - The paradigm of the development and reconsideration of territorial and urban planning strategies, their conceptual and intervention. - Urban transformation from diverse disciplines: sociology, anthropology, philosophy, art, technology, mathematical models. - Cities as a locus of resistance - Latin American Mayans - and their implications for reconsideration of a new urbanity. - Neighborhoods as schools of new ways of conceiving the habitat and crisis of welfare models in housing policies - User discovery in experiences of participation and co-construction: role of the technician and typological systems as tools - University reforms , pedagogy of freedom and social praxis as a foundation; - Provisionality, change, flexibility: substrate of architectures for urban ecologies in a revolutionary framework. - Events and conceptual debates to redefine the vanguard."

Link: website
Conference: Townscapes in Transition. Transformation and Reorganization of Italian Cities and their Architecture in the Interwar Period
14th-17th June 2018, Sant´Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy
DATE: 14/6/2018
Social change after WWI led to an accelerated change in the built environment. Within a broad stylistic scope of architectural and urban design projects, the structural ‘DNA‘ of Italian historic cities offered a basic planning guideline. Historic paradigms determined not only trends in conservation but guided new approaches to architecture as well as urban and landscape design. The result was not a single strategy to ensure continuity in urban planning and architecture, but a multiplicity of formal principles and trends. The session proposes to clarify what methods Italian architects and urban planners used to take possession of a ‘Roman’ or ‘Italian’ building and planning tradition, and how they accommodated it to the modernization of their country.

More details: website
Call for Papers: Reuse of Modernist Buildings: Professional Practices and Pedagogical Experiences
10th July 2018
DATE: 10/7/2018
“Architecture is facing new challenges caused by developments like globalization in general, global warming and demographic changes. These trends have a strong impact on the role of the architect and related specialist. Because of these changes in the architects profession there is a demand for adapting the training of architects accordingly. This question is especially relevant in dealing with urban areas where the 20th century buildings are waiting for strategic interventions, ranging from renovation, reconstruction, transformation to demolishing.

The architect needs new tools, drawing and sketching is not enough to understand neither the building nor its users or inhabitants. More complex methodologies are needed as they have to integrate not only the aesthetic and technical dimensions, but also the social one. These inclusive approach demands for a dialogue with other disciplines, promoting an effective interdisciplinarity.

In order to train this interdisciplinarity spirit for future architects, in architectural education the design studio should be more a laboratorium, than a workshop, where new tools and methods are explored and tested by means of research.” In impactum-journals website

Scholars are invited to submit full papers related to one of the following topics:
- TOOLS for the Reuse of Modernist Buildings
- METHODS for Reuse of Modernist Buildings
- INTERDISCIPLINARITY on Reuse of Modernist Buildings
- RESEARCH on Reuse of Modernist Buildings
The proposals can be based either on a professional practice (best practices) or on pedagogical experiences for RMB. Full papers with 5000 words in English (APA Style), including a abstract with no more than 400 words, and will further on be evaluated according to a blind peer review process.
Invited editors are Michel Melenhorst, Gonçalo Canto Moniz, Paulo Providência. 

Deadline dates:
10 july - Deadline for full paper submission
30 july - Feedback from peer review
15 september - Final version of the text
01 December - Publish joelho 9

More details and submission: website
Conference: Aldo Rossi. Perspectives from the World
11th-13th June 2018, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
DATE: 11/6/2018
"Twenty years after the death of Aldo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano will organize an exhibition and a Conference ALDO ROSSI. PERSPECTIVES FROM THE WORLD dedicated to the Milanese master, who studied and taught at the Faculty of Architecture, with the aim of celebrating a fundamental figure of Italian and international architectural culture."

More details: website
Call for Entries: 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
30th June 2017, UNESCO Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
DATE: 30/6/2018
"The Awards recognize the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored or conserved structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. The Awards emphasize the importance of the conservation process, including the technical achievements and quality of the restoration, as well as its social impact, including community involvement in the project."

Key dates
Receipt of Materials: 20th June 2017 
Winners announce: early December

More details: website
Exhibition: Dominicanos. Arte e Arquitetura Portuguesa. Diálogos com a Modernidade [Dominicans. Art and Portuguese Architecture. Dialogues with Modernity]
14th April – 10th June 2018, Convento de São Domingos, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 14/4/2018
“In 2018 the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) celebrates the 800th anniversary of the opening of its first convent in Portugal. Recalling this date, the Center for the Study of Religious History of the Portuguese Catholic University and the Institute of St. Thomas Aquinas propose the exhibition "Dominicans. Art and Portuguese Architecture. Dialogues with Modernity " which highlights the contribution of the Dominican order to the renewal of religious art and religious architecture in the 20th century.
The exhibition, at the Convento de São Domingos (Alto dos Moinhos, Lisbon), intends to show the way of approaching modern art and architecture through four works unknown to the general public. Churches and convents built in Oporto, Fátima, Ourém and Lisbon make up the exhibition center that brings together for the first time models, drawings, photographs and works of art from different archives and institutions. In this exhibition it is showcased the work of the architects Eduardo Raul da Silva Martins, Manuel da Silva Passos Júnior, Fernando Peres, Fernando Távora, Luiz Cunha, Diogo Lino Pimentel, José Fernando Gonçalves, Paulo Providência and the collaboration of the plastic artists Maria Luísa Marinho Leite, José Grade, Maria do Carmo d´Orey, José Espiga Pinto, Isolda Norton, Georges Serraz e Ferdinand Gehr.”

Convento de São Domingos, in Lisbon, Portugal, invites you to visit the exhibition form 14th April until 10th June, and also to attend the conference “In conversation with Diogo Pimentel, Luiz Cunha, José Fernando Gonçalves and Paulo Providência, João de Almeida and Frei Bento Domingues” on 12th May by 16h.
Both the exhibition and conference are free entrance. 
Only the conference is subject to registration to: expoarquiteturadominicanos@gmail.com.

More details: website + PDF
The Second Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize 2019
15th July 2018, Barcelona School of Architecture, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 15/7/2018
"Every two years, the Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize will recognize the best university research in the field of urbanism carried out by a student granted a PhD. Candidates can be anyone studying at a European University whose research for their doctoral thesis is grounded in urbanism, according to the application procedure on lub.upc.edu/msmprize. The award honours the memory of Professor of Urbanism, and architect, Manuel de Solà-Morales Rubio (1939-2012) who understood his subject as a creative and intellectual activity, committed to improving cities through what he called "persistent research".

The award is an academic initiative of the ETSAB (Barcelona School of Architecture) at the UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) where he taught for more than forty years. The LUB (Barcelona Urbanism Laboratory) which he founded in 1968, organizes, oversees and facilitates the development of the award and the maximum dissemination of the works which receive it." 

More details: website
The Second Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize 2019
15th July 2018, Barcelona School of Architecture, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 15/7/2018
"Every two years, the Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize will recognize the best university research in the field of urbanism carried out by a student granted a PhD. Candidates can be anyone studying at a European University whose research for their doctoral thesis is grounded in urbanism, according to the application procedure on lub.upc.edu/msmprize. The award honours the memory of Professor of Urbanism, and architect, Manuel de Solà-Morales Rubio (1939-2012) who understood his subject as a creative and intellectual activity, committed to improving cities through what he called "persistent research".


The award is an academic initiative of the ETSAB (Barcelona School of Architecture) at the UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) where he taught for more than forty years. The LUB (Barcelona Urbanism Laboratory) which he founded in 1968, organizes, oversees and facilitates the development of the award and the maximum dissemination of the works which receive it." 

More details: website
Summer School: Porto Academy
20th - 27th July 2018, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 20/7/2018
"PORTO ACADEMY is held at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), one of the most prestigious Faculties in the world which was designed by the Pritzker awarded Álvaro Siza. Space at faculty is provided for the master classes as well as for lectures, discussions, model building, bar and canteen lunch service.

Where?
At the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto.
Via Panorâmica S/N, 4150-755 Porto, Portugal

When?
Porto Academy will happen from the 20th to the 27th of July

Who can take part?
Porto Academy is open to students as well as professionals worldwide.
Language. The tuition language will be English.

Visa requirements
Each participant who requires a visa for Portugal is responsible for obtaining this visa in good time.

Equipment
Participants should bring their own lap-top computers. WLAN is freely available. Please ensure that all your own equipment is covered by your insurance."

More details: website
Summer School: Porto Academy
20th - 27th July 2018, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 20/7/2018
"PORTO ACADEMY is held at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), one of the most prestigious Faculties in the world which was designed by the Pritzker awarded Álvaro Siza. Space at faculty is provided for the master classes as well as for lectures, discussions, model building, bar and canteen lunch service.

Where?
At the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto.
Via Panorâmica S/N, 4150-755 Porto, Portugal

When?
Porto Academy will happen from the 20th to the 27th of July

Who can take part?
Porto Academy is open to students as well as professionals worldwide.
Language. The tuition language will be English.

Visa requirements
Each participant who requires a visa for Portugal is responsible for obtaining this visa in good time.

Equipment
Participants should bring their own lap-top computers. WLAN is freely available. Please ensure that all your own equipment is covered by your insurance."

More details: website
Conference: Bauhaus and Greece the Idea of Synthesis in Art and Architecture
30th May-1st June 2019, Athens, Greece
DATE: 1/6/2018
"For the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Bauhaus, the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart are organising an international conference titled ‘Bauhaus in Greece’. The conference will take place in Athens from 30 May to 1 June 2019.

The Conference will comprise two general thematic areas:
  1. Bauhaus´s significance for and influence on the arts and architecture in Greece.
  2. Bauhaus´s influence on other countries and art education.
The conference will be accompanied by publications and further events on Bauhaus culture, which will be announced in due course.

The conference is arranged in partnership with the Hellenic Institute of Architecture (EIA).

• General information: bauhaus2019.asfa.gr
• Please submit your abstract to bauhaus2019@asfa.gr
You can use this address for related queries.

Friday 25 May 2018 - deadline to submit abstract.

Conference proceedings will be published.
Participation is free of charge.

Andreas Giacumacatos, Professor of Architecture at the Department of Theory and History of Art at the Athens School of Fine Arts, and Sokratis Georgiadis, Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Design History at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart oversee the scientific and organisational aspects of the conference and related events."
EAHN Conference: Fifth International Meeting of the European Architectural History Network
13th – 16th June 2018, National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
DATE: 13/6/2018
“The fifth pan-European meeting of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN) will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, from June 13–16, 2018. In accordance with its mission statement, the meeting aims to increase the visibility of the discipline; to foster transcultural, transnational and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the built environment; and to facilitate the exchange of research results in the field. It will be the first biennial meeting of EAHN in northeastern Europe, demonstrating the organisation’s aspiration to reach out to new contacts and new research themes in architectural history.
The conference will feature five thematic parallel sessions on all three days, ranging from panels on reinterpreting the rediscovery of antiquity in Renaissance to critical retakes on the UN Development programmes and a round table that asks a question about the usefulness of the term “Eastern Europe”. There will be three keynote presentations by leading architectural historians – Christine Stevenson from the Courtauld Institute, Krista Kodres from the Estonian Academy of Arts and Reinhold Martin from Columbia Univeristy.
Receptions for conference participants will be held at KUMU Art Museum, the Museum of Estonian Architecture and the 19th century building of the Academy of Sciences. During lunch hours on all three days of the conference, participants can choose from a range of walking and bus tours to the medieval, modern and contemporary landmarks of Tallinn. The post-conference tours offered on Sunday (17 June) include, among others, a full-day visit to the northeast Estonian industrial heritage sites, Sillamäe and Narva, and a half-day tour to Soviet-era collective farm (kolkhoz) sites.
This year, Estonia is celebrating the centenary of its first independence in 1918. It will bring activities and exhibitions devoted to the country’s history and to the celebration of independence to Tallinn, and other event spaces. Among the highlights in June will be an exhibition of Michel Sittow at KUMU Art Museum, the first monographic exhibition of the Tallinn-born Renaissance painter.
The fifth meeting of the EAHN in Tallinn is supported by the European Social Fund, the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the City of Tallinn and the Estonian Academy of Sciences.”
More details: website
Award: Kenneth Frampton Wins the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement
26th May 2018, Ca’ Giustinian, Venice, Italy
DATE: 19/4/2018
Docomomo International congratulates the architect Kenneth Frampton for being announced the Golden Lion winner. 

"Kenneth Frampton Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

The acknowledgment will be awarded to Kenneth Frampton on May 26th, 2018 at Ca’ Giustinian, the headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia.

The English architect, historian, critic and educator Kenneth Frampton is the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
The decision was made by the Board of La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon recommendation of the Curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara suggested the name of the recipient with the following comments:
«Through his work, Kenneth Frampton occupies a position of extraordinary insight and intelligence combined with a unique sense of integrity. He stands out as the voice of truth in the promotion of key values of architecture and its role in society. His humanistic philosophy in relation to architecture is embedded in his writing and he has consistently argued for this humanistic component throughout all the various ‘movements’ and trends often misguided in architecture in the 20th and 21st century.»
«His experience as a practicing architect has given him a deep understanding of the process of designing and crafting buildings. This makes him both more sympathetic and more critical of the various forms of the practice of architecture. His consistent values in relation to the impact of architecture on society, together with his intellectual generosity, position him as a uniquely important presence in the world of architecture.»
The President of La Biennale di Venezia Paolo Baratta stated:
«There is no student of the faculties of architecture who is unfamiliar with his Modern Architecture: A Critical History. The Golden Lion goes this year to a “maestro”, and in this sense it is also intended to be a recognition of the importance of the critical approach to the teaching of architecture.»"
(by La Biennale di Venezia)

More details: website
Event: Members Appreciation Day!
16th June 2018, Eames Foundation, Pacific Palisades, USA
DATE: 16/6/2018
"Toys and games are a prelude to serious ideas.

Join us for Members Appreciation Day and explore the world of Charles and Ray Eames.

Take an interior tour of the Eames House ground floor and studio to experience Charles and Ray´s creativity and commitment to good design. Spend time in the meadow making your own mask inspired by their serious fascination with toys and play. 

Please plan on attending the full event so that you can enter your mask into a design competition juried by your fellow attending Members. We encourage all mask makers to put their creations up for consideration! The winner, determined by Member Vote at the event´s end, must be present in order to be eligible to win the grand prize: The Toy, reintroduced by the Eames Office this year." 
(by Eames Foundation)

Details: website
Summer School: Rethinking Innovation, Adapting Architectural Heritage
Student applications until 13th May! 2nd - 27th July 2018, Lille, France
DATE: 2/7/2018
"The 2018 France Excellence Summer School “Rethinking Innovation, Adapting Architectural Heritage” (Archi 2018) is co-organised by the Communauté d’Universités et Établissements Lille Nord de France (ComUE LNF) and the National School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of Lille (ENSAPL).

Archi 2018 will focus on the fundamental aspects of the city and the architecture of the 20th century. Particular emphasis will be laid on their transformation in the prospect of a sustainable 21st century.

This Summer School will provide, in an advanced and renowned architecture school, high-standard, English-taught classes, meetings with top-tier researchers in the field as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project.

European Credit Transfer and accumulation System (ECTS) credits will be delivered to the student attendees. A personalised Certificate of Completion will be provided to each participant for their achievements.


ENROLMENT
Admission criteria
Master level student
Excellent academic results & in-depth knowledge in architecture
Advanced English

- Preregistration 2018
Registration Deadline: May 13th
Maximum number of enrolments: 25

- Application 
To apply, European students should send an email to s-aithaddi@lille.archi.fr.

- Programme fees 
European students should send an email to s-aithaddi@lille.archi.fr.
The fees are all-inclusive (except the tickets to and from your country).
Accommodation & meals provided."

More details: website
Exhibition: Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere
19th April - 11th September 2018, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 11/9/2018
"This solo exhibition of Domènec (Mataró, 1962) offers a retrospective of his work from the late 1990s to the present, including some new projects. Using certain emblematic buildings or monuments of modernity as referents, Domènec analyses the proposals of the modern movement and its legacy within contemporary practice. Supporting his research are projects in situ, installations, maquettes, photographs, workshops, seminars and videos. Based on various local contexts, his work establishes a dialogue with other international themes to highlight the impact on the present of the utopian ideas that resulted from the Industrial Revolution and as a stand against capitalism.

The rise of an urban proletariat in the nineteenth century led to discourses and social models based on social justice and egalitarianism. Utopian communism and socialism developed architectonic models promoting a concept of coexistence in the urban space based on services to the community and better living conditions. Domènec investigates these exemplary systems and the breakdown of what he calls the ‘fragile contract between capital and the social body’. The transformations of the socio-political circumstances generated by these systems also lead, at times, to changes of usage and the creation of dystopic models. 

Social housing turned into military barracks or internment camps; statues of circumstantial heroes that were pulled down because of their meaning or counter-meaning; or the absurdity of a ghost city used for military training in urban warfare, but never officially recognised, are some of the cases borrowed by Domènec to investigate the dysfunctions of the processes of modernity and the political accounts marginalised by these narratives. In other words, the breakdown of a social project that has become, as a result of neoliberalism, the exacerbation of individualism. Domènec’s work gives voice to the protagonists of that story, to unofficial discourses, and avoids the dominant narratives in order to bring back memory.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a publication with texts by Teresa Grandas, Martí Peran and Jeff Derksen.

Curator: Teresa Grandas

The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace is an intervention by Domènec at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion on view from 18 April to 6 May. A collaboration between MACBA and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in the context of the exhibition Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere at MACBA.."

More details: websiteteaser
Award: Eduardo Souto de Moura wins Golden Lion at Biennale Architettura 2018
26th May 2018, Headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
DATE: 26/5/2018
Docomomo International congratulates the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura for being announced the 2018 Biennale Architettura Golden Lion.

“Souto de Moura was named best participant in Freespace, the exhibition directed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects for the 16th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale.
His project Vo De Jour comprises two aerial photographs positioned side by side, showing the São Lourenço do Barrocal estate in Alentejo, Portugal, which the architect transformed from an old farm into a hotel. The two images show the site both before and after the works. The changes are barely noticeable, revealing how small-scale the interventions were.
Judges said the positioning of the two images "reveals the essential relationship between architecture, time and place".” In dezeen website

The prize was attributed to the architect during the Awards Ceremony of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Saturday May 26th 2018 at Ca’ Giustinian, the headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia, at 11 am.

More details: website + website
Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon
24th May - 29th June 2018, School Of Urbanistic Architecture and Construction Engineering – Milan Polytechnic, Milan, Italy
DATE: 24/5/2018
After visiting Portugal, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Spain and France, the exhibition "Carrilho da Graça: Lisboa." is now showing in Italy, integrated in Milano Arch Week.

Curated by Marta Sequeira, professor and researcher at the University of Lisbon and Susana Rato, architect and former collaborator on atelier Carrilho da Graça, it is offered a selection of 13 projects for the city of Lisbon, from one of the best-known Portuguese architects, between the end of the years of 1980 and 2015.


“This is not an exhibition about João Luís Carrilho da Graça, nor about his work. It is not just an exposition about their projects. In spite of the inevitable anthological character, this exhibition shows above all a way of looking, present from the beginning of his professional and teaching activity, here illustrated from the city on which he has been working for more than 30 years: Lisbon.

We live on the earth and build with all that is available. We can build what we want, but we can not stop building with meaning.
João Luís Carrilho da Graça, in "Architecture is dangerous", 1994


The contents of this exhibition allow the approach to a theory of territory, as stated in a plan and model of Lisbon, and reiterated by the models of the projects presented. It is a theory that understands the fact that the remarkable lines and points that characterize the topography are at the base of human routes and settlements, and therefore of the construction of the city and its architecture.” In espaço de arquitectura website

Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon can be visited from 24th May to 29th June, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm, at School Of Urbanistic Architecture and Construction Engineering – Milan Polytechnic in the Gamma Hall.

More details: website
Lecture: Eileen Gray – a Grey experience
31st May 2018, ETH Zurich Honggerberg, Zurich, Switzerland
DATE: 31/5/2018
Within the scope of the workshop «Gender Research in Architecture. Methodologies for the Flora Ruchat-Roncati Project» ETH Zurich, Honggerberg – Departement Architektur invites you to join the lecture «Eileen Gray – a Grey experience» by Jennifer Goff, Thursday 31st May 2018, by 18h, at Siemens Auditorium HIT E 51, ETH Zurich Honggerberg.  

“The lecture will look at why Gray was omitted from the canon of modern architecture and design and why she was forgotten about until the latter part of her life. Even after her rediscovery – It will question whether she is being valued as the talented and philosophical designer and architect that she was, or is she valued more as a commodity whose work achieves record prices at auction.
Dr Jennifer Goff is the curator of the Eileen Gray Collection at the National Museum of Ireland with the Decorative Arts and design division.  Goff has done extensive research on Eileen Gray and has recently published a book on the designer, Eileen Gray: Her Work and Her World. She was a Fulbright Scholar 2016-17, and has lectured and written extensively on Irish design and architecture internationally. Currently Goff is writing for the accompanying catalogue for the forthcoming exhibition on Eileen Gray at the Bard Graduate Center in New York, scheduled to open in late 2019.” In SNF Flora Ruchat-Roncati project website 

The lecture will be followed by a drink.

More details: website + Pdf
Festival: Arquiteturas Film Festival
6th - 10th June 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/6/2018
"ARQUITETURAS returns, starting this year, in June and with fiction as a novelty. Learning From Fiction is the theme of the sixth edition of the only international film festival in Portugal dedicated to stories of our build environment and the people who live in it.
Architecture is always about creating fiction. But what happens when fiction clashes with reality? Not only film but also architecture has a fine line between fiction and "reality". Is creativity at stake if architecture chooses to engage more with "reality" than with fiction? Up to what extent should architecture engage socially? Is that relevant? The films we have selected aim to contribute to generating some reflection about these questions. Ultimately, architecture by creating fiction defines our reality. It is a powerful skill that should be used wisely."

More details: website
Júlio Pomar (1926-2018)
Júlio Pomar passed away on 22nd May 2018
DATE: 22/5/2018
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the irreverent and creative Portuguese artist, Júlio Pomar, to his family and friends. 

Júlio Pomar
Born in Lisbon 1926, he attended the António Arroio School and the Lisbon School of Fine Arts, which he latter exchanged in 1944 to Porto. It is in the framework of political militancy that he participates in the adventure of neorealism, a movement committed to social transformation and the struggle against dictatorship (reason why he is arrested in 1947) whose aesthetic models are most evidently based on the Mexican muralism of Orozco and Siqueiros, or on the regionalism of American Thomas Hart Benton, rather than in Soviet socialist realism.

Julio Pomar expressed himself representing innumerable themes - the people of their time, mythological figures, events, stories and their writers, ideas, bodies. He painted with humour, acuity and diversity, and contributed to the configuration of the Portuguese visual imaginary of the second half of century XX. Pomar shared his thoughts along with his art, which was not limited in painting only. His production embraced also areas such as drawing, engraving illustration, ceramics, sculpture and even “assemblage”, and many foundations, museums and young artists have shown until now interest on his work. In 1993 he was awarded the AICA prize; in 2000, the Celpa / Vieira da Silva award and, in 2003, the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Grand Prix, distinguished for the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit; the Order of Freedom in 2004. France made him knight of the arts and letters in the same year.

Through a retrospective glance at this life and work, it is now possible to recognize how Julio Pomar remained faithful to a true identity, loyal to himself and his beliefs, and how his production revealed itself as relevant during so many years, since he first presented as an artist, always very diversified but yet strongly consistent.

The funeral ceremonies will take place on Teatro Thalia  Rua das Laranjeiras, 205, Lisbon, during the 23rd May.
Publication: Landscape Gardener Ogawa Jihei and His Times: A Profile of Modern Japan
by Suzuki Hiroyuki, Japan Library, Japan, 2018
DATE: 10/5/2018
"Securing the generous support of the politicians and industrialists who propelled Japan’s modernization, Ogawa Jihei VII created many outstanding gardens at the end of the nineteenth and the first few decades of the twentieth century. Expressing a Japanese aesthetic even while incorporating modern techniques, his methodology reveals the nature of modernization as Japan experienced it. With a keen eye for architecture, author Suzuki Hiroyuki takes a long-awaited look at modernization and the modern garden. Awarded the Architectural Institute of Japan’s Annual Prize for Publication in 2014.

«The people who sustained Japanese-style culture from the Meiji through early Showa periods overlap neatly with those who drove Japan’s modernization during that same period. Since those who sustain culture in any given period of time are inevitably those who sustain the state, this may seem utterly unsurprising. The point I wish to make, though, is that the Japanese-style culture they sustained was a modern Japanese culture that functioned as a greatest common denominator, and that Ogawa Jihei was the landscape gardener who stood at its center.» (From Chapter 2)"

To buy the book: website
Publication: After the Manifesto
Edited by Craig Buckley, Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2015
DATE: 3/5/2018
"There has been something of a mania for the manifesto in recent years. While only a little while ago one could still hear about the absence of manifestos in architecture, today we seem to be surrounded by them—on paper, on-line, within exhibitions, at events, in built form. The urgency of the genre has returned to prominence at a moment of economic crisis and political protests over inequality, yet also appears wedded ever more intimately to official institutions of culture. For some, the manifesto remains an archaism, the product of another century whose current revival artfully masks the fact that it has outlived its use. For others, the manifesto remains protean, a form that not only continues to remake itself but stands to be reclaimed in our age of rapidly changing media. For still others it is precisely the outmoded, untimely qualities of the manifesto that makes it so interesting today. After the Manifesto brings together architects and scholars to revisit the past, present, and future of the manifesto, a prism through which to question the present state of architectural culture."

To buy the book: website
Read online: website
Modernism in America Awards: Unity Temple
1st May 2018,
DATE: 3/5/2018
SPECIAL AWARD OF RESTORATION EXCELLENCE
Unity Temple (Oak Park, IL)
Harboe Architects, PC (Restoration Architects)


"A Special Award of Restoration Excellence is given for the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. Originally completed in 1908, Unity Temple is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s greatest works. It is a National Historic Landmark and is included as one of the ten Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wrightnominated to the World Heritage list. His concept for the building was to create a space for both the sacred and secular which resulted in two separate masses, Unity Temple and Unity House, connected by a lower foyer. As with many religious structures, the building suffered from decades of deferred maintenance. Its plight was recognized by being included on Landmarks Illinois’ 2000 Most Endangered list and as one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2009 America’s Most Endangered Places. Unity Temple Restoration Foundation commissioned a Preservation Master Plan to outline the work that needed to be done in 2006. In 2013, the Alphawood Foundation pledged a $10M lead gift towards the restoration and the project was begun. Harboe Architects, PC spent nearly a year conducting in-depth research and physical trial mock ups to determine the best ways to authentically restore and fully modernize this international treasure. Completed in 2017, construction took over two years and involved all aspects of the building. The restoration of Unity Temple not only returns this internationally significant work of architecture to its original appearance but gives new life to a building that will allow it to continue to successfully serve its original purpose as a house of worship for its congregation as well as a tourist destination for Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts from all over the world. The jury bestows this special award of restoration excellence for the high level of expertise and care that went into the restoration but also in recognition of the importance of the building to modernism that is without parallel." (Docomomo US)

More details: website
Exhibition: Lisboa, Cidade Triste e Alegre: Arquitectura de um Livro [Lisbon, Sad and Joyful City: Architecture of a Book]
12th April to 16th September 2018, Lisbon Museum - Pimenta Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 16/9/2018
“Commissioned by Rita Palla Aragão, this exhibition brings an in-depth look at the most important photography book of the 20th century in Portugal. The work, by the duo of architects Victor Palla (1922-2006) and Costa Martins (1922-1996), was published in 1959 and resulted from a three-year work in which both walked the streets of Lisbon, portraying it and to its inhabitants, thus revealing a hidden city, simultaneously sad and joyful.

Of the six thousand photographs taken, the authors chose about two hundred to integrate the book, to which they added a long and singular index (which explains much of the creative process) and a series of poems that convert the work into a true graphic poem.

A book of worship about Lisbon, it was considered fundamental to dedicate an exhibition to the city that inspired it and to which the authors dedicated this work, which they described in the presentation:
(...) the portrait of human Lisbon and live through its inhabitants - day and night, in its neighborhoods, in the Baixa, in the Tagus - revelation now joyful or sad but always tender and felt, of the life of a city . Perhaps this is why it would be more appropriate to call it a "graphic poem" - even because the arrangement of the images and the composition of the book itself have, in their graffiti, the flow, the alternation of rhythms, the resonances of a poetic work.” In Lisbon Museum website

The exhibition will be open from 12st April to 16th September 2018 at Lisbon Museum - Pimenta Palace, Lisbon, Portugal.

More details: website

About the book: website
Lecture: Peter Behrens
3rd May 2018, MAKK, Cologne, Germany
DATE: 3/5/2018
"On the occasion of the 150th birthday of Peter Behrens, the Museum of Applied Arts Cologne (MAKK) honors the great German designer and architect with the exhibition "#Alleskönner". In cooperation with the UAA Ungers Archive for Architectural Science, the house organizes a lecture on May 3, 2018, at 7 pm with the architectural theorist Prof. Dr. Fritz Neumeyer."
More details: website + PDF [German]
Publication:Israel Lessons Industrial Arcadia. Teching and Research in Architecture
Edited by Harry Gugger, Barbara Costa, Salomé Gutscher, Stefan Hörner and Charlotte Truwant, Park Books, 2018
DATE: 28/4/2018
"This book, based on recent research at EPFL´s Laboratory Basel (laba), offers a critical look at the area that today forms the state of Israel and the Palestinian Territories and the lasting historical role of agriculture, which sprang from the Neolithic revolution in the Middle East, had for a wide range of aspects of human social and ecological development. Topics considered include agriculture´s role in territorial appropriation and domestication, in structuring the development of urbanization, in creating a national homeland narrative for the Jewish state, and in changing the climate. Israel Lessons explores in particular the three major types of Israeli agricultural development: vernacular Palestinian/Bedouin, socialist utopian Kibbutz/Moshav, and contemporary high-tech desert farming.
Presenting findings through text matched to striking images, graphics, and maps, and featuring proposals for architectural intervetions, Israel Lessons demonstrates how facts and narratives related to agriculture and the climate crisis are intertwined with geopolitics and sectarian ideals of an earthly paradise."

To buy the book: link
X Docomomo Iberian Congress: El Fundamento Social de la Arquitectura; de lo Vernáculo y lo Moderno, una Síntesis Cargada de Oportunidades [The Social Foundation of Architecture; of the Vernacular and the Modern, a Synthesis Loaded with Opportunities]
18th-20th April 2018, Badajoz
DATE: 18/4/2018
Docomomo Iberia organized the X Docomomo Iberian Congress , between 18th and 20th April 2018, in Badajoz.This congress, organized jointly by the DOCOMOMO Ibérico Foundation, the Official College of Architects of Extremadura, the General Directorate of Architecture, Ministry of Health and Social Policies of the Extremadura Board, as well as the University of Extremadura, the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain, the University of Évora and the Ordem dos Arquitectos of Portugal, convened under the motto El Fundamento Social de la Arquitectura; de lo Vernáculo y lo Moderno, una Síntesis Cargada de Oportunidades [The Social Foundation of Architecture; of the Vernacular and the Modern, a Synthesis Loaded with Opportunities].
Exhibition: The architectural work of Le Corbusier: an exceptional contribution to the Modern Movement. The 17 works declared World Heritage
15th March - 30th May 2018, Bogota Archive, Bogota, Colombia
DATE: 9/3/2018
“The Bogota Archive is preparing to receive two exhibitions that encourage the local public to participate in the debate on the importance of the Modern Heritage in Colombia. The first one, which will be exhibited in the lobby of the building, is titled "Bogotá in the eyes of 10 photographers. Architectures and urban landscapes - 1950-1970" and is the result of the research carried out by the architects Maria Pía Fontana, Miguel Mayorga and Margarita Roa, members of the FORM + Group of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, Barcelona). The exhibition was presented for the first time to the public at the Casa degli Italian in Barcelona, in May 2017.

The second exhibition, entitled "The architectural work of Le Corbusier: an exceptional contribution to the Modern Movement. The 17 works declared World Heritage "will be installed in the second floor room of the Bogotá Archive. This is an adaptation of the sample carried out at Villa La Roche, Paris, in 2016, organized by the Le Corbusier Foundation and which illustrates the candidacy submitted to UNESCO for the declaration of a set of works within the list of world Heritage. An application endorsed by the 10 countries where the selected works are located. This is an unprecedented fact in the history of the entity ascribed to the UN, in what refers to the master architects who during the twentieth century developed what has become known as the Modern Movement in Architecture.

The aim of the exhibitions and their homonymous books is to disseminate, in parallel, a national and international material that, although it has already been published in different media, raises new reflections when observed jointly. In both exhibitions, the inclusion of contemporary and contemporary photography is due to its role as a fundamental vehicle to disseminate and study the works, both in their original and present state.”

To be visited until 30th May 2018, Exhibition hall of Bogota Archive, on the 2nd floor, Bogota, Colombia.

More details: website
International Colloquium: Les années 1968 et la formation des architectes. Perspectives internationals [The sixties and the education of the architect: International Perspectives]
15th – 16th May 2018, Paris, France
DATE: 15/5/2018
“This international conference accompanies the exhibition May 68, Architecture Also which will be held at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, from May 14 to October 17, 2018 (Caroline Maniaque, Eléonore Marantz, Jean-Louis Violeau, curators). The aim is to investigate from an international perspective how architecture was taught in the 1960s and 1970s. This is a period that in France and in many other countries in the West, was marked by radical institutional upheaval and social, political and pedagogic changes.”

More details: website [French]website
Call for Submissions: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture
25th April – 25th October 2018, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, UK
DATE: 25/10/2018
“Bloomsbury Publishing is pleased to announce the start of a new book series: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture, which will be edited by Tom Avermaete and Janina Gosseye. This book series will focus on the modern movement in architecture - a sweeping and multivalent phenomenon, which changed the lives of millions of people across political, cultural and geographical boundaries worldwide.
´Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture´ aims to create a more comprehensive history of the modern movement, by bringing to light the work of a wide range of architects whose significance is reappraised in contemporary scholarship. The series aims to:

- Uncover the so-called ´shadow canon´, the work of ´forgotten´ architects of the modern era that lingered as it were ´in the shadow´ of their canonical peers and demonstrate their critical importance in architectural history;
- Offer a collection of in-depth monographic studies of modern architects and architecture firms, bringing valuable new research to scholarly attention;
- Broaden the geographical and cultural scope of the history of modernism.

´Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture´ seeks to nuance and enrich our understanding of the history of modern architecture, and explore the breadth and complexity of the global networks that underwrote the modern movement. To this end, the series editors are currently particularly interested in proposals that focus on Latin American architects and architecture firms.” In Society of Architectural Historians website

Submissions start on 25th April, until 25th October, 2018.
To submit a book proposal, please contact the series editors, Tom Avermaete (t.l.p.avermaete@tudelf.nl) and Janina Gosseye (j.gosseye@uq.edu.au).

More details: website
Conference: 6th Biennial Meeting on Construction History (CHSA)
24th – 26th May 2018, College Park, Maryland, USA
DATE: 24/5/2018
"The School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at the University of Maryland is hosting CHSA’s 6th Biennial Meeting on Construction History from May 24 - 26, 2018.
The 6th Biennial meeting of the Construction History Society of America will feature research and scholarship from a diverse range of academics and practitioners, focusing generally on the history of building design, fabrication, and construction throughout the Americas over the last five hundred years. Presenters will include scholars, engineers, architects, preservationists, and contractors, who will present on topics ranging from historic building materials to postwar engineering and building science. 
Keynotes will be presented by Carl Lounsbury, College of William and Mary, and Thomas E. Boothby, Pennsylvania State University.
Three to four guided tours led by local expert historians are being organized in the Washington DC metro area with more information to follow.
On the evening of Thursday, May 24th, a special program celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Associated General Contractors will be presented with Kenneth D. Durr of History Associates giving the keynote address. More information on this event follows at a later date and will be posted on our website.

CONFERENCE DETAILS
6th Biennial Meeting of the Construction History Society of America: May 26 – 29, 2016 at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD."

More details: websitewebsite
Conference: Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now
17th-18th May 2018, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
DATE: 17/5/2018
"This conference seeks to explore how concepts of freedom and liberal political and economic theories have intersected with architecture and the built environment from the 19th century to the present day.  The popular reaction against ‘neoliberalism’ understood as an economic structure has reignited academic debate as to whether architecture, bound up as it is in real estate speculation and the financing of building, has a capacity for critique. The present socio-political circumstances of architecture, however, ought to be understood in the longer and more varied history of liberalism and architecture’s imbrication with political and economic thought on freedom and the subjects of freedom."

Hosted by the Architecture Criticism Theory and History (ATCH) Centre at the University of Queensland, 17th and 18th May 2018.

More details: website
Exhibition: Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path
25th January - 20th May 2018, Esterházyho palác, Bratislava, Slovakia
DATE: 20/5/2018
"The exhibition remembers the work of Friedrich Weinwurm (1885 – 1942), the most significant representative of architectural avantgarde in Slovakia. 
Through the documentation of both realised and unrealised architectural works, it will bring us closer to the architect´s idea of “respectable architectural art for the period.” It refers to his main architectural focus: form, operational and spatial relations but also the structural and technical side of architecture. It will introduce the personality of this left-wing intellectual and his ability to interpret the social role of architecture, which is the solution to the housing issue and other topics connected to it as well as the role of individual and the family in the modern society, collectivism, urban planning, industrialisation, and standardisation. He applied these themes mainly during the Unitas and New Age projects. In his declaration "Where does the new path go?" from 1931, he did not focus on the formal, structural and spatial side of architecture, but he touched on solely social aspects of architecture. 
The exhibition introduces the visitor to ideas and expressive concepts of Weinwurm´s work and indirectly asks the question of what direction took the Slovak architecture after the tragic historical events and social changes of the Second World War."

More details: website + website
Conference: Engage: Intangible Practices, Relationships and Means of Engagement in Architecture
8th June 2018, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
DATE: 8/6/2018
One-day conference on women in architecture, curated by the Museum of Architecture and Melodie Leung, of Zaha Hadid Architects, and supported by Finsa.

“This conference will consider the means of engagement with which architects navigate personal and professional relationships within the industry, and with which they engage the process of shaping the built environment to maintain relevance in a continually changing society. By harnessing these means of engagement, we evolve and substantiate an understanding of our individual and collective identities as they challenge us to consciously enact and affect change. 

Panel 1 - EMPATHY AND EGO
As an industry, how can we better understand and provide for the people we are designing for? As a community, how can we encourage an inclusive and caring approach towards our built environment? As professionals, what is the value in having Empathy and Ego within a collaborative design process?

Panel 2 - CONFRONTATION AND COOPERATION
The built environment is based upon compliance and cooperation within a set of codes in relation to safety, social convention and policy. Without challenging these norms, without questioning a hardened set of assumptions and standards, we lose the ability to adapt, react, learn and innovate. How do we ensure our role in upholding principles and encouraging originality today and in the future?

Panel 3 - EMPOWERMENT
Increasingly diverse ways of thinking continue to evolve, inform and shape the cultural and societal landscape, requiring an equally responsive industry to accommodate and empower a wide spectrum of distinct and individual ways of life and perspectives. As an industry, are we empowering ourselves for change or resisting it? As a community, how can we strengthen singular voices and not lose site of the full spectrum?” In Museum of Architecture website

The conference is free and open to the public (tickets subject to availability), and will be held on 8 June 2018 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, from 11-.30am-6:30pm.

More details: website
International Happening of Urban Planning: Mad City
31st May - 1st June 2018, Riga, Latvia
DATE: 31/6/2018
“We, an urban planning company in Latvia, are the organizers of an annual international event called Mad City Happening. It’s not a usual conference but rather a fun, engaging, informal, intense “happening” that gathers a diverse crowd of people who are interested in the development of future cities. This year Mad City will take place in Riga, on May 31st and June 1st and we are excited to invite you to take part in it!

Mad City 2018 main theme is “Money and The City”. We will discuss the hidden benefits public space, biking, walking and sharing within a city, we will explore new types of financing such as crowdfunding and blockchain, we will hear 10 true stories about the relationship between money & the city, and much more. We are very happy to welcome such world-renowned speakers as Jan Gehl (Denmark), Charles Marohn (USA), Aivaras Abramavicius (Ukraine), Alexander Stahle (Sweden), Taichi Goto (Japan), Biljana Savic (United Kingdom) and many others. I am attaching the Program, so you can have a look at the topics and speakers in more detail.

While day #1 will be dedicated to expert lectures and discussions, day #2 will be a full-on urban planning hackathon – an idea competition for the revitalization of the former industrial area of VEF where MadCity will be taking place this year. Teams will have a chance to work on developing their original ideas and compete for the main prize of 10,000 EUR!” By Mad City team

More details: website + PDF
Last year’s event: website
5th International Iconic Houses Conference: Modernism on the East Coast – Philip Johnson and the Harvard Five & Iconic Houses in Latin America
15th-18th May 2018, New Canaan, USA
DATE: 15/5/2018
"The conference is retracing the root taken by Modernism on the East Coast of the USA when it arrived from Europe. In particular, the New Canaan area has an impressive number of high-quality Modernist homes because the architects who taught at Harvard built houses for themselves and their friends here. Many are the work of Philip Johnson and the architects of the Harvard Five. These unique homes will be the focus of the lectures and conference house tours.

The first general conference afternoon (Thursday, May 17) includes tours of Philip Johnson’s Alice Ball House, the Boissonas House as well as a guided tour of Johnson’s own iconic Glass House (1949), where New Canaan is naturally mainly associated with. 

The second afternoon House Tours (Friday, May 18) will lead to four significant private masterpieces, designed by architects from the Harvard Five, such as the family home of Eliot Noyes; the Gores Pavilion by Landis Goris; and the John Rayward House, Tirranna, (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1955; tentative subject to sale). 

The Pre-Conference House Tours (Wednesday, May 16) includes guided tours of the Marcel Breuer House in the Pocantico Hills of Tarrytown; Russel Wright’s home and studio ´Manitoga´ in Garrison; the Usonia community and the Roland Reisley House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1951), a Usonian Home in Pleasantville, New York.

There’s also a three-day Post-Conference trip to the modest Modernist holiday homes on Cape Cod which also takes in Cambridge and ends with Boston’s Gropius House (Saturday, May 19 - Monday, May 21). Tours on Cape Cod include houses designed by Serge Chermayeff, Jack Hall, Paul Weidlinger and Charlie Zehnder."

More details: website
International Colloquium: Revival after the Great War: Repair, Rebuild, Remember
8th-9th May 2019. Leuven, Belgium
DATE: 8/5/2018
"In 2018, in order to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the City of Leuven and the University of Leuven are organising the international colloquium ‘Revival after the Great War: Repair, Rebuild, Remember’. 

On 8 and 9 May we welcome experts from all over the world to present their latest research. Several sessions will look into different aspects of reconstruction and recovery in the 1920’s from an international perspective: human war damage and post-war recovery, the global reception of the reconstruction effort in Belgium, the transformation and modernisation of cities and the countryside, and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of society after the Great War.

One century later public debates frequently refer to “the coming of the new 20’s”, in recollection of the 1920’s. This colloquium is an attempt to answer the challenging question as to what history of the Great War and its aftermath we actually need. In other words, how and why do we want to remember what about the First World War and its far-reaching consequences?"

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Winner Announcement: Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture
12th April 2018, Crown Hall - Illinois institute of Technology, Chicago, USA
DATE: 12/4/2018
The winner was announced on April 12 at the symposium and award ceremony at the Illinois institute of Technology in Crown Hall.

" The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) College of Architecture Dean Michelangelo Sabatino and Director of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) Dirk Denison announced the winner of MCHAP for Emerging Architecture, Common Unity by Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura + Alin V. Wallach of Mexico City, Mexico.

Common Unity is an intervention in the San Pablo Xalpa housing unit in Mexico City, which has approximately 7,000 inhabitants. Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura’s mission was to build trust through design, working around the barriers created by the inhabitants in order to make the space permeable, democratic and meaningful." In IIT College of Architecture website

Photo by Sandra Pereznieto

More about the project: website

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Conference: The Sixties and the Education of the Architect
15th - 16th May 2018, Cité de l´architecture and Ensa Paris-Malaquais, Paris, France
DATE: 15/5/2018
"This international conference accompanies the exhibition May 68, Architecture Also which will be held at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, from May 14 to October 17, 2018 (Caroline Maniaque, Eléonore Marantz, Jean-Louis Violeau, curators). The aim is to investigate from an international perspective how architecture was taught in the 1960s and 1970s. This is a period that in France and in many other countries in the West, was marked by radical institutional upheaval and social, political and pedagogic changes.

This conference follows on from two workshops. The first was held on 16th and 17th June 2016 at the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Belleville and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art. It focused on the building of schools of architecture. The second was held on 20th and 21st October 2016, on news systems of education introduced in schools of architecture in France and elsewhere (Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine and Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture, Normandie)."

Call for papers opens November 27, 2017

Deadline: January 12, 2018
Selection: before February 13, 2018
Submission of texts: before April 14, 2018

Conference: May 15 and 16, 2018

More details: website + PDF below
Call for abstracts: Open Call for Abstracts OASE 102 & 103
10th April – 15th May 2018
DATE: 15/5/2018
OASE is now open for abstracts submissions concerning OASE #102 and #103.

OASE is an independent, international, peer-reviewed journal for architecture that brings together academic discourse and the sensibilities of design practice. OASE advocates critical reflection in which the architectural project occupies a central position, yet is understood to be embedded in a wider cultural field.

OASE #102: Educating architects in Europe. From critical intellectual to successful entrepreneur?
Editors: Christophe Van Gerrewey, David Peleman, Bart Decroos

“OASE invites authors to inquire what kind of architect and urban planner is or was being ´produced´ at European schools of architecture. In which way has the classic distinction between the architect-as-engineer and the architect-as-artist been defined, and is it still valid today? What is the result of an education in architecture, and what kinds of subjectivity are formed? Can skills be defined professionally, or do they transcend the ´tools´ that are needed to ´work´? Do schools really define the training they offer – and how? Thanks to a legacy, or rather by means of well-known and influential tutors? To what degree do schools imitate what happens in a globalised world and in professional praxis? And what moments have been historically decisive in the European organisation of architecture education?”

OASE #103: Critical Regionalism and Beyond
Editors: Tom Avermaete, Véronique Patteeuw, Hans Teerds, Léa-Catherine Szacka (guest editor)

“The text´s importance and critical fortune is incontestable. Widely circulated, it was reworked and published in a number of journals and integrated in Frampton´s Modern Architecture: A Critical History. While the text wished for a novel reading of contemporary theory and practice, it gave rise to the recognition of an important body of work by architects from Spain, Portugal and Scandinavia. This issue of OASE examines the canonical role of Kenneth Frampton´s concept of ´critical regionalism´, reaching beyond its traditional reading. It explicitly searches contributions that explore Frampton´s idea of ´critical regionalism´, exploring both its genealogy and its influence.”

OASE #102 | OASE #103 submission date
Proposals for contributions should be submitted to info@oasejournal.nl by 15 May 2018 and must include a proposed title, an abstract (maximum 300 words), as well as the contributor´s name, professional affiliation (if applicable), email address and a short bio (maximum 150 words). 

Download PDF OASE #102 and #103

More details: website
Exhibition: Remade X – Não Cobiçar as Coisas Alheias [Remade X - Do not covet other people´s things]
28th April - 1st July 2018, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 1/6/2018
Remade X - Do not covet other people´s things is the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Remade in Portugal project. The exhibition will be open from 28th April to 1st July 2018 at Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal.

“The  Remade in Portugal is a cultural project conceived as a challenge to  design  and the visual arts to reflect on environmental issues, extending its field of action to architecture, the visual arts, music, literature and cinema.

This exhibition is co-organized by the House of Architecture and the organization Remade in Portugal, has as patron the EDP Foundation and has the institutional support of the Portuguese Environmental Agency (APA). The project coordinator is José Manuel dos Santos (cultural director of the EDP Foundation), Roberto Cremascoli (artistic director of Remade in Portugal) and in this issue, in collaboration with Nuno Sampaio (executive director of the House of Architecture).” In casadaarquitectura website

More details: website
Open House: 4th edition Open House Porto 2018
30th June – 1st July 2018, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 1/7/2018
“The 4th edition of Open House Porto will open doors to 65 spaces on the weekend of June 30 and July 1, 2018.
The selection of spaces under the responsibility of commissioners Inês Moreira and João Paulo Rapagão, "offers a unique opportunity to discover and enjoy unique places, new or old, prostrate in time, recovered or rebuilt." In these two days, "ALL are invited to use and explore this great gear that is the city, machine considered by many the greatest invention produced by Man and by Time".

Participants will have access to an extensive program of visits where they can see and know spaces that are not always accessible to the public.” In openhouseporto website

Exclusively organized and produced by CASA DA ARQUITECTURA (CA) – Portuguese Centre for Architecture, counting with the strategic partnership of the City Hall of Matosinhos, Porto and Gaia.


More details: website
Workshop: Un-Habitat Workshop - Towards an Evidence-Based Decision-Making for Cities in Africa
24th-25th May 2018, COAM, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 25/5/2018
"Background
According to UN-Habitat Urban Indicators programme, over 60% of local authorities recognize that they don’t have appropriate capacities, means and tools to understand urban dynamics and challenges with accurate data and information. Cities require a monitoring system that can track progress and identify setbacks using new approaches and techniques in order to support the formulation of better informed policies. They also require periodic assessments on their state of development and accurate tools to evaluate policy outcomes and the impact of specific plans and actions. Moreover, the monitoring and reporting of the Sustainable Development Goal 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable - and the New Urban Agenda presents major challenges that other SDGs do not necessarily confront, even in countries with the most advanced statistical systems. Effective monitoring and timely implementation of SDG 11 as well as other urban related SDGs requires a strong involvement from both local and regional governments in data collection, analysis and reporting. Doing so requires a concerted effort to institutionalize urban development monitoring systems.
As stated in the New Urban Agenda (NUA), strengthening data and statistical capacities at national, subnational and local levels should be a priority to effectively monitor progress achieved in the implementation of sustainable urban development strategies and to inform decision-making and policy formulation (Art. 158). The importance of improved data collection and disaggregation was also recognized by the 2030 UN agenda for Sustainable Development in order to leave no one behind.
To help find creative solutions to the urban information crisis, UN-HABITAT’s Global Urban Observatory (GUO) developed the urban observatory model for urban data collection and analysis, in partnership with cities around the world. The Unit has been providing systematic guidance on how to set up an Urban Observatory, developing a global network of local, national and regional urban observatories to facilitate the data collection and monitoring process of urban indicators. Urban observatories are well-positioned to address the frequently expressed need for reliable, high resolution urban datasets specific to the cities and immediate city-regions in which they operate. They assist in strengthening data capacities at national, sub-national, and local levels, providing platforms to facilitate effective knowledge exchange and promote evidence-based governance built on a shared knowledge base. Today, GUO is overseeing and coordinating over 374 urban observatories worldwide: 101 in Africa, 143 in Asia, 130 in Latin America. These local think tanks are leading the local level engagements on collecting, analyzing and interpretations of data for urban indicators related to the NUA and the urban SDGs. GUO has conducted several regional workshops (Africa, Asia, Arab States, Latin America, etc.) to enhance the capacities of Local Urban observatories and share with them new tools and approaches that are suitable for global monitoring of NUA and SDGs targets.

Workshop attendance, location and language
The workshop participants will come from Universidad CEU-San Pablo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), University of Makeni (Sierra Leone) and other interested universities and institutions, including free professionals. Estimated attendance of the workshop will be around 50 persons. Participants are expected to have laptops, note pads and pens or any form of writing materials.
The workshop language will be English, it is free cost and an attendance certificate will be given to participants.
It will be held at the Architects Association of Madrid, sited at Hortaleza 3. The workshop is open, but registration is needed. Please, write to: jornadas@ichab.es."

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Event: MantovArchitettura 2018
8th - 31th May 2018, Polo Territoriale di Mantova, Mantova, Italy
DATE: 31/5/2018
"This year in May, once again, the Politecnico di Milano – Mantova Campus is organizing the recurring cultural event called MantovArchitettura, in cooperation with the magazine “Casabella”. It is one of the most important series of conferences in Italy that is entirely dedicated to architecture and its leading figures. MantovArchitettura 2018 will take place from the 8th to the 31st of May at some of the most prestigious historical buildings of Mantova, Sabbioneta, Verona and Parma. The rich programme will include events such as lectures, talks, seminars and exhibitions."(by MantovArchitettura 2018)