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    Docomomo Photo Prize – Fall 2017

    Megastructures, 1st October - 30th November 2017

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    1st RMB Workshop: An experimental development of new residential and working Environments and typologies in Large-scale Housing project of the post-war era in Marl

    28th August – 1st September 2017, Marl, Germany

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    [Extended to 9th September] Call for Papers: 15th International Docomomo Conference - Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change

    Call for Papers: 2 June - 9 September 2017; Conference: 20-28 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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    Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1)

    The Heritage of Mies

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    Winner: Docomomo Photo Prize

    Spring 2017: Art & Architecture

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    Docomomo Photo Prize – Spring 2017

    Art & Architecture, 1st May - 30th June 2017

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    Call for Candidacies: Docomomo International Headquarters after 2018

    Until March 2018

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    ISC/Registers

    Guidelines for submitting the 2017-2018 Homework

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    Conference: The Third mASEANa International Conference

    12th-13th March 2017, Tokyo, Japan

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    Lecture: African Modernity: Modern Architecture in Angola and Mozambique

    28th February, Room B-214, College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

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    Publications: The Shape of the City; The Mediterrean Question

    by Ana Tostões (ed.), Lisboa: IST Press, 2016

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    The Second mASEANa International Conference

    12th-14th January 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam

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    Happy 2017

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    Docomomo Journal 55 (2016/2)

    Modern Lisbon

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    Shop Online: Proceedings of the 14th International Docomomo Conference

    Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future

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    14th International Docomomo Conference – Thank you!

    6th – 9th September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Welcome to the 14th International Docomomo Conference_Updated Programme

    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

    1-5 Sept 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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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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    14 IDC - Program available; Registration period extended

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

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    14 IDC - International Docomomo Tours

    4, 5 Sept 2016, Lisbon; 10-12 Sept 2016, North of Portugal

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    Docomomo Journal 54 (2016/1)

    Housing Reloaded

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    DOCOMOMO International Workshop ( 1-5 Sept 2016, Lisbon, Portugal)

    STUDENT PARTICIPATION: the candidacy period ends in TWO WEEKS!

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    Conferences: Project, Histoire, Construction. Nouveaux regards sur le patrimoine récent

    3rd March - 30th May 2016, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Early Registration ends on 14 February 2016!

    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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    Happy 2016

    Docomomo International wishes you a happy new year 2016!

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    Docomomo Virtual Exhibition

    23 November 2015, Técnico - University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Launching of Docomomo Journal 53 - LC 50 Years After

    9 November 2015, Maison La Roche – Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France

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    Docomomo Journal 53 (2015/2)

    LC 50 Years After

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    CALL FOR PAPERS - 14th International Docomomo Conference 2016

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

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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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    Award: Vasco Vilalva 2016

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    Call for Papers: 56º Congreso Internacional de Americanistas [56th International Congress of Americanists]

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    Exhibition: Montréal et le rêve géodésique / Montreal´s Geodesic Dreams

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    Collection: José Porto (1883-1965)

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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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    Call for Papers: Industrial Heritage: Understanding the Past, Making the Future Sustainable

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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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    Call for Nominations: The Daylight Award 2018

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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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    Call for papers: 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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    Exhibition: Aldo Rossi e Milano 1955-1995

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    Publication: Vilanova Artigas - Casas Paulistas 1967-1981

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    Mondrian to Dutch Design: Celebration of 100 years Since De Stijl, the Dutch Art Movement was Founded

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    Book Launch: Architectural Guide, Álvaro Siza - Built Projects, Portugal

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    Conference & Debate: Making Less with Less

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    Fernando Távora Award Announced

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    Lecture: La Notion de Paysage Urbaine Historique Face aus Enjeux Contemporains: Études de cas Présentées par des Experts du Patrimoine Moderne

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    Lecture: Restoration and Popularisation of Gaudi´s Work. The Pedrera. An Adaptation of a Private Residential Building to a New Activities Programme

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    Call for Papers: XY – Telling Pictures. Essays to Honour Lucio Saffaro

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    Exhibition: Delfim Amorim em Casa

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    2017 Art Award: Francisco Mangado

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    Call for Papers: XI Congresso Internacional de Estudos Ibero-Americanos

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    Conference: PROHITECH´17 the 3rd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions

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    Seminar: A Realidade da Reabilitação Sísmica do Parque Edificado

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    Exhibition: Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

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    Call for Entries: 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

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    Exhibition: Victor Palla e Bento d´Almeida: Arquitectura de Outro Tempo [Architecture of Another Time]

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    Salone del Mobile Milano 2017: Objects by Estudio Carme Pinós

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    Collection Launch: Arquitectura Brasileira

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    Meeting-Tribute: Le Voyage Zevaco: Centenaire d´un Architecte

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    Conference: The Dialectics of Drawing: Le Corbusier´s Design Process

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    Exhibition: Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of Alhambra

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    Exhibition: El Principio Coop – Hannes Meyer y la Idea de una Creación Colectiva

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    95th Anniversary: Shukhov Tower

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    Lecture: Beyond Buildings: What is the Role of Architecture in the Sharing Economy?

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    Publication: Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret - Restoration of the Clarté Building, Geneva

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    Lecture: Big Data and Smart Cities: Is Technology Challenging or Empowering Citizenship?

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    Publication: Interior Landscapes. A Visual Atlas

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    Conference: Constructing Modern Architecture: Myth and Reality (1925-1975)

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    Call for Sessions: 6th International Congress on Construction History

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    Exhibition: Dans l’intimité de l’Atelier du 35, rue de Sèvres Point de vue d’un amateur, Ernest Weissmann Bobines inédites / 1929-1930

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    Symposium: Asian Perspectives

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    Lecture: Brasília: urbanismo e desenvolvimento nacional

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    Symposium: ICOMOS-BRAZIL

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    Lecture: The De-characterization of Modern Architecture

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    Casabella Lecture Cycle: Italian Architecture History

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    Chicago Architecture Biennial announces 2017 participants

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    Call for Memories: Apartment-studio of Le Corbusier

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    2nd anniversary of the Amatller House Museum

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    Save the Date: 2017 Tours & Events at Manitoga

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    Journal Launch: Revista Património nº4

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    Publication: Sanriku Tsunami and reorganization of villages - Beyond Modern Disaster Reconstruction

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    Book Launch: Arquitectura. A Praça da Autonomia, Pedagogia, Epistemologia, Pensamento Crítico

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    Lecture: Curatorial Practices at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1956-2016. Curators, Collections, Exhibitions and Architecture

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    Exhibition: Bauhaus in Motion

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    Exhibition: Kirchgassner: A Solitary Modernist

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    Conference Cycle: Réutiliser l´architecture

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    The studio RCR Arquitectes wins the 2017 Pritzker Prize

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    EU Mies Award 2017: 5 Finalists

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    Call for papers: Architecture/Heritage/Politics for Fabrications

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    Call for papers: ISCH Prize Competition 2017 for Cultural Historians

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    Call for papers: 10th International Congress: The History of Modern Spanish Architecture

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    Call for papers: Sophia Peer Review Journal

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    Call for papers: Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium

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    Exhibition: Modern Architecture in Latin America

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    Call for papers: III International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing

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    Conference: ´The dialectics of drawing: Le Corbusier´s design process´

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    Call for papers: VIII AISU CONGRESS City, Travel, Tourism

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    Call for papers: Empire, Capital and Transnational Resistance

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    IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Spring 2017

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    Exhibition: New Khmer Architecture and Japan

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    Exhibition: Actors of Urban Change 2015-2017

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    Conference: C&T 2017 – Technology for the Common Good

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    Call for papers: Dictators and Degenerates: Modernism, Fascism and the Pursuit of Culture

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    Isaías Cardoso (1922-2017)

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    Call for papers: II International Conference Electroacoustic Winds 2017: SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales

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    Doctor Honoris Causa: Kenneth Frampton

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    Publication: Centre Pompidou - Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument

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    Seminar: II Seminário da Arquitectura Moderna na Amazônia

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    Exhibition: The House Talks Back

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    Exhibition: The Norwegian Glasshouse

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    Exhibition: Gio Ponti: L´Infinito Blu

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    Exhibition: Casa de Vidro. Lina Bo Bardi in Dialogue with Svere Fehn

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    Publication: La Arquitectura en un Clima de Cambio — Una Guía para el Diseño Sostenible

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    Conference: Architectural Policies Conference & EFAP General Assembly

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    Symposium: La Villa Church de Ville d´Avray 1927-1929

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    Exhibtion: Francisco Barata. Continuare Innovando

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    Exhibition: What About Happiness on the Building Site?

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    SAH Statement on the Recent US Immigration Ban

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    Exhibition: José Almada Negreiros: a Way of Being Modern

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    OA President: José Manuel Pedreirinho

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    Publication: Pietro Maria Bardi, Journey in Greece. Architecture and politics in the Mediterranean between the Wars

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    Event: For the Love of Farnsworth 2017

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    Workshop: Barrios, Ciudades y Pueblos del S.XX

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    Manuel Gomes da Costa (1921-2016)

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    Claude Parent (1923-2016)

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    Diogo Seixas Lopes (1972-2016)

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    Paul Philippot (1925 – 2016)

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    Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-2016)

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    Pancho Guedes (1925-2015)

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    International Conference: City on Urban Conservation: Role of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in Safeguarding Modern Heritage in the Arab States

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Preservation Example: Cité de Refuge
by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, Paris, France, 1933
DATE: 18/10/2017
"Visit to the building made in Paris in 1933 by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, example of shared restoration of an architectural and social heritage

In France there are several initiatives that are taking place in support of modern and contemporary architecture, as is also shown by one of the recent measures of the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, concerning labellisation as the 20th century heritage of ten public works, places of life and work and examples of innovation, realized in Paris during the Fifth Republic, including the Center Pompidou and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. But in addition to top-down legal measures, most recent patrimony instances are pursued above all in everyday life, with bottom-up approaches, through awareness raising initiatives such as the upcoming Journées nationales de l´architecture, set up in 2016, and the Journées européennes du patrimoine , of which the 2017 edition has just been completed.

This initiative has also joined the complex made up of the Cité de Refuge, created in 1933 by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, and by the Center Espoir, the extension signed in 1978 by Georges Candilis and Philippe Verrey, opening to the public and allowing to consider the results of the restoration project promoted by Fondation de l´Armée du Salut and 3F-Résidences Sociales de France just under two years after the conclusion. The works, funded with public and private resources, were carried out in two phases, allowing the structure to continue to operate: the first circulated at the Center Espoir conducted by Opéra Architectes (2011-14); the second part of the Cité de Refuge, which was partially included in the cultural heritage since 1975, curated by François Chatillon, Architecte en chef des Monuments Historiques, and Opéra Architectes (2014-15)."

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Exhibition: Aldo Rossi. Il Gran Teatro dell’Architettura
19th October - 17th November 2017, Politecnico di Milano - Spazio Mostre Guido Nardi, Milan, Italy
DATE: 19/10/2017
"Twenty years after the death of Aldo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano will organize the exhibition Aldo Rossi. Il Gran Teatro dell’Architettura 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.
On the occasion of the exhibition´s opening, on October 19, 2017, at 18.00, Kurt W. Forster, emeritus professor at Yale University, will hold a lecture at the AUIC School on Aldo Rossi´s figure and inheritance of his teaching.
The AUIC School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction Engineering, in connection with the exhibition´s inauguration, will open the International Call for the conference Aldo Rossi Perspectives from the World on the contribution given by the Milanese master to the international architectural culture of the second half of the last century and on the role played by his work and teaching."

International Call: website

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Guided tour of the historical and current uses of the Vienna Nordwestbahnhof
20th October 2017, Vienna, Austria
DATE: 20/10/2017
"Artists´ interventions provide a route through the diverse historical uses of the extensive area that is the Nordwestbahnhof: it leads to a de-commissioned container terminal, to individual traders in small-scale units, a driving school which uses it as a practice area, a bus park or the storage space of a production design company and to our own project space in which we show how the magnificent Nordwestbahnhof passenger halls have been put to temporary use since the fall of the Danube Monarchy. It will also demonstrate how, after the Second World War, the whole area was re-purposed as a modern trans-shipment node that is shortly to be converted into a new residential estate [more images about the history].

3 p.m. Meeting point: Tracing Spaces project space, NordwestbahnhofTour with Michael Hieslmair and Michael Zinganel, Project initiators Inputs from: Martin Kaltwasser, artist and architect and project participant | Predrag Jankovic, property manager and member of warehouse staff with the production design company, Props & Co | contemporary historians Petra Mayrhofer, Agnes Meisinger and Magdalena Neumüller on the ´snow palace´ in 1927 and Rosemarie Burgstaller on the Nazi propaganda exhibition, ´The Eternal Jew´ in 1938 With art works from: Katrin Hornek | Martin Kaltwasser | Helmut & Johanna Kandl | Zara Pfeifer | Gabriele Sturm | Johanna Tinzl | Ina Weber | Michael Hieslmair und Michael Zinganel [more images about artistic interventions].

Venue: Tracing Spaces LABNordwestbahnhof, Taborstraße 95, Ladestraße 1, 1200 Vienna |Map: tracingspaces.net/lageplan
Registration: hies@him.at | +43 699 12358298
A project by Tracing Spaces"
UAE Modern 2017: Conservation and Reuse of Modern Architecture
14th - 15th November 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
DATE: 15/11/2017
"The initiative aims at spreading awareness on the value of architectural experimentation and achievements of the period between the 1950s and the 1980s, in which the UAE and their neighbour countries shifted from their traditional urban and architectural settings to cope with the challenges that were emerging from fast economic growth.

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Thanks to increased awareness by institutional bodies on the crucial role of architectural heritage and fostering the identity of the Nation. Important targets have been achieved in the last two decades in the Region in the field of documentation and conservation with most of the actions taken focused on buildings and heritage sites prior to the 1950s. An important program has been developed for bringing back to life the “Heart of Sharjah”, with the Abu Dhabi Culture and Tourism Authority leading actions towards the valorisation of its tangible and intangible heritage. Driven by the recognition in its territory of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubai has accomplished many restoration projects of defensive and residential buildings, old mosques, schools and souks. These are some of the important milestones of a journey that aims at fostering the Emirati self-consciousness on its own history and culture, as it moves forward to encompassing the regions more recent urban and architectural accomplishments, and the conservation of their most significant outcomes.

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The conference aims at sharing ideas and experiences on the conservation of modern architecture and will help broaden the discussion on a subject that already punctuates the cultural debate in the region. The conference brings together institutional experts, committed to the conservation of architectural heritage, and acclaimed professionals who are actively practicing in this field, researchers who have contributed to the study and the recognition of the UAE cultural legacy and public and private stakeholders.

The conference will give the local institutional bodies a chance to present the achievements and projects that are currently under construction and will help in spreading the awareness of the role played by architectural conservationists, within the creative industry, and its contribution to the development of cultural tourism."

Docomomo will be represented by Andrea Canziani (Co-Chair ISC/Education+Theory, Docomomo Italy),  George Arbid (Chair of Docomomo Lebanon) and  Asseel Al-Ragam (Docomomo Kuwait).



More details: website
Exhibition: Construir um paraíso perdido [Build a lost paradise]
13th October 2017 - 18th January 2018, Casa-Atelier José Marques, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 13/10/2017
"The exhibition-installation Building a lost paradise, with research, design and coordination of Manuel Mendes exposes an unpublished project by Alfredo Matos Ferreira and Álvaro Siza - "Housing Dr. Américo Durão", an experience that remained reserved in the archive "but at the same time evokes" the daily struggle of the architects of Porto in the 50s and 60s for the practical manifestation of the full citizenship of architecture, for the autonomy of practicing architecture. 

On October 13, at the Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva, in an exercise of confronting the language and the atmosphere of the apparatus, the house-atelier brand, playing with its precepts of composition and disposition, forcing the existing architecture for other experiences of space, scale, form, expression, meaning."

More details: website + PDF below [Portuguese]
Conoscere per tutelare: l’architettura del Secondo Novecento in Lombardia [Knowing to Protect: The Architecture of the Twentieth Century in Lombardy]
23rd October 2017, Sede dell´Ordine degli Architetti di Milano, Milan, Italy
DATE: 23/10/2017
On 23rd October 2017, at the headquarters of the Order of Architects of Milan, a training day will be held coordinated by MiBACT - Regional Secretariat for Lombardy, Lombardy Region - General Directorate of Culture Identity and Autonomy and Order of PPC Architects of the Province of Milan.

More details: PDF below [Italian]
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]
13th October 2017, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris, France
DATE: 13/10/2017
On 13th October 2017, 09:30, La Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris will launch the book 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] at Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris, France.

More details: PDF below [French]
Akademie-Dialogue with Klaus Lederer, Wilfried Wang and Jeanine Meerapfel
17th October 2017, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 17/10/2017
"Several reconstructions of buildings, a new interactive monuments monument in the historical center, as well as a museum with a large saddle roof in the cultural forum will be located in the center of Berlin. The decision-making processes followed democratic principles, but they are still being discussed intensively, sometimes polemically. Should a new ethnological museum be represented outside by a three-sided castle façade? Does a 50-meter-wide seesaw best refer to the unification process of the two German states? And does the barn design suitably represent a modern art museum? What kind of content does society need, and in which forms should they be expressed and shaped? Jeanine Meerapfel, filmmaker and academician-president, will discuss these questions with Klaus Lederer, the cultural and European cultural director, and the architect and academician, Wilfried Wang, on Tuesday, October 17th. The event takes place in the series of academy dialogues. Here, Jeanine Meerapfel is looking for a personal and focused conversation with her guests from the fields of art, science, politics and cultural policy. The audience is invited to participate in the discussion.A further academy event on 15 November will focus on the architectural design of the Museum of Modern Art for 20th century art. One year after the competition, Jacques Herzog of the Basel-based architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron presented the revised draft."

More details: website
2018 Rome Prize
1st November 2017, Rome, Italy
DATE: 1/11/2017
"The American Academy in Rome invites project proposals for the 2018 Rome Prize Fellowship. Please make this invitation available to those individuals who might be interested in applying.

Each year, the Academy awards the Rome Prize to thirty individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The winners are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary exchange. This unique opportunity includes housing, meals, a private work space, and a stipend of $28,000 for full-term Fellows and a $16,000 stipend for half-term Fellows. Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy´s residential community, which also includes Affiliated Fellows, Residents, and Visiting Artists and Visiting Scholars."

More details: website
ARQ OUT 2017 6th Edition: Month of Architecture
2nd October - 31st October 2017, Portugal
DATE: 2/10/2017
"World Architecture Day is celebrated in October. The ARQ OUT initiative, promoted by the Northern Regional Section of the Architects´ Association, intends to extend the celebrations throughout October through a series of cultural events organized by citizens, institutions and members of the Order of Architects, within the geographical area of ​​the OASRN.

The result of this 6th edition is a cartography that inscribes the various cultural initiatives developed from exhibitions, conferences, seminars, editions, contests and the Fernando Távora Prize. Highlight the various training actions that will take place at OASRN Headquarters, a sign of a continued commitment to professional development.

Therefore, OASRN intends that October will become more and more, in the month of architecture, a period dedicated to architecture and a reference in the geographical area of ​​OASRN. The ARQ OUT initiative thus enhances the production of cultural activity related to architecture, which supports the collective dissemination platform, encouraging contact between creators and institutions."

More details: PDF below [Portuguese]
Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisboa
9th - 20th October 2017, Usina del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
DATE: 9/10/2017
"At the invitation of the International Biennial of Architecture of Buenos Aires 2017, on October 9, 2017 will inaugurate the Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon exhibition in Buenos Aires.

This exhibition shows above all a way of looking, present since the beginning of the professional and teaching activity of the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça, illustrated from the city on which he has been working for more than 30 years: Lisbon.The materials of this retrospective allow us to approach a theory of territory, stated in a plan and model of Lisbon, and reiterated by the models of the projects. 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.

The inauguration of the exhibition will be attended by the architects João Luís Carrilho da Graça and Marta Sequeira, curator of the exhibition. On October 11 at 7:15 pm, Carrilho da Graça will give a lecture at the main auditorium of Usina del Arte, home of the Bienal BA 2017. The show will be open until October 20, 2017.

Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon was presented in the South Garage - Exhibitions of Architecture at the CCB (September 2015). In 2016 the exhibition began an international itinerary, passing through spaces such as the Leopoldo Rother Architecture Museum in Bogota, the Museum of the Brazilian House in São Paulo, the Museu Marítim de Barcelona, ​​the Convent of Christ in Tomar and the Exhibition Center Subte de Montevideo, being seen so far by more than 80 000 visitors.The catalog of this exhibition, published in Portuguese and English by André Tavares and Dafne publisher and in Spanish by C2C publisher, recently received the mention of the CICA jury Julius Posener Exhibition Catalog 2017.

In 2018 the exhibition will be displayed in Mexico City, Paris and Rio de Janeiro.This exhibition counts on the High Sponsorship of the President of the Portuguese Republic, the support of the General Direction of the Arts and the Camões Institute."

More details: website
Award: Vasco Vilalva 2016
30th October 2017, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/10/2017
"The application period for the Vasco Vilalva Prize, 2016 edition, is running.In honor of Vasco Vilalva, patron to whom the country owes much in the area of ​​recovery and valorisation of Heritage, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has created an annual prize with its name, destined to point out exemplary interventions in movable and immovable property of cultural value that promote the preservation and restoration of Heritage.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, recognizing that its objectives have been fully achieved and remain valid, has decided to start a new cycle of five years, highlighting, in each year, projects related to the Vasco Vilalva Prize. certain type of assets, maintaining openings for projects and interventions in movable and immovable property that comply with the provisions of the Prize Regulation. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation decided to give this edition an emphasis on projects related to Gardens. 

Applications for this Prize, worth € 50,000, must be submitted by October 30th."

More details: website [Portuguese]
Call for Papers: 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 reception of proposals will be open until October 20, 2017.

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."

To register: website
Exhibition: Montréal et le rêve géodésique / Montreal´s Geodesic Dreams
21st September-10th December 2017, Centre de design de l´Université du Québec à Montréal
DATE: 10/12/2017
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the most famous geodesic dome in the world: the US Pavilion at Expo 67, designed by R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao. The exhibition Montreal´s Geodesic Dreams returns to the "geodesic moment," revealing the much earlier role of the city in the development of this innovative structural system that captured the 20th-century architectural imagination. The core of the exhibition focuses on the pioneering work of the Montreal designer Jeffrey Lindsay (1924-84), founder and director of the Fuller Research Foundation Canadian Division. Working in Montreal between 1949 and 1956, Lindsay designed and built several domes, among them the 49´ "Weatherbreak" (1949-50), the first large self-supporting geodesic dome built according to Fuller´s concepts, and a 100´ exhibition pavilion commissioned by the Canadian government in 1956. The exhibition also explores the diffusion of the geodesic dome in Quebec in the 1960s, ranging from a polar bear enclosure at the Granby Zoo (Paul O. Trépanier and Victor Prus; 1962-63) to the dome of the US Pavilion at Expo 67, and in the 1970s, when the geodesic dome became an icon of counter-culture.

An accompanying bilingual book with essays by Carlo Carbone, Réjean Legault and Cammie McAtee, published by Dalhousie Architectural Press, will be available in mid October.

Centre de design, 1440, rue Sanguinet, Montréal. Metro Berri-UQAMHours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6. Free admission.

Contact: Cammie McAtee (reve.geo.dream@gmail.com)

More details: website
Collection: José Porto (1883-1965)
9th October 2017, José Marques da Silva Foundation Institute, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 9/10/2017
On 9th October 2017 José Marques da Silva Foundation Institute will receive the José Porto (1883-1965) collection of the current depositary, Arc. Abílio Mourão.

More details about the collection: website [Portuguese]

More details about the event: website [Portuguese]
Fernando Távora Award
2nd October 2017, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 2/10/2017
On 2nd October 2017, it was the conference of the winner of Prémio Fernando Távora [Fernando Távora Award] — Eliana Sousa Santos — at Salão Nobre da C. M. de Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal.

More details: PDF below [Portuguese]
Vann Molyvann (1926 - 2017)
Vann Molyvann passed away on 28th September 2017
DATE: 28/9/2017
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the great Cambodian architect, Vann Molyvann, to his family and friends.

"Vann Molyvann is the most prolific architect of Cambodia´s New Khmer Architecture movement.

Vann Molyvann was born in Kampot province in 1926. In 1946, he was awarded a scholarship to study in France. He studied architecture along with other arts at Paris’s Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) and returned to a newly independent Cambodia in 1956. Soon after, he was appointed by Prince Norodom Sihanouk as a state architect. He went on to design many of Cambodia’s most ambitious and well-known public projects, constructed as part of the nationwide modernization heralded by Sihanouk’s Sangkum Reastr Niyum (“People’s Socialist Community”) regime. He also designed numerous private homes and smaller structures during this period.

In addition to his extensive work as an architect designing the many buildings featured on this website, Vann Molyvann was also an urban planner and oversaw the expansion of Phnom Penh as well as the establishment of the sea-port at Sihanoukville (Kampong Som), among other sites. Furthermore, he was also involved in the leadership of Phnom Penh’s Royal University of Fine Arts, and published several articles on Cambodia’s modernization in Khmer journals. He is popularly remembered as one of the most prominent figures in the active cultural life of Cambodia’s post-Independence period.

Following the military coup in 1970 that overthrew Sihanouk and his regime, Vann Molyvann relocated to Switzerland. In the following decades, he continued his work with the United Nations Human Settlements Program in developing countries internationally.

In 1991, Vann Molyvann returned to Cambodia and was appointed as Minister of Culture, Fine Arts, Town and Country Planning. He was instrumental in the establishment of the APSARA Authority, a collaborative multi-party organization intended to oversee research into and administration of the ancient temples of Angkor Wat. He also continued his research, publishing several books and completing a doctorate on the history of human settlements in Southeast Asia."

More details: webiste
2018 RIBA Royal Gold Medal: Neave Brown
DATE: 28/9/2017
Docomomo International congratulates Neave Brown for being named 2018 laureate of RIBA Royal Gold Medal. 

"Described by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as "a pioneer of quality public housing", Neave Brown is best known for the post-war housing he designed during his time at Camden council in north London.
His most famous scheme, the 1970s Alexandra Road estate near Swiss Cottage, features a dramatic terraced formation.

"All my work! I got it just by flying blind, I seem to have been flying all my life," said Brown following the news he will receive the Royal Gold Medal.

"The Royal Gold Medal is entirely unexpected and overwhelming. It´s recognition of the significance of my architecture, its quality and its current urgent social relevance. Marvellous!"

Brown, 88, is the only living architect to have all of his projects in the UK heritage listed."

More details: webiste
Lecture: Manuel Aires Mateus à la Faculté d´Architecture de Tournai
21st September 2017, Faculty of Architecture, Tournai, Belgium
DATE: 21/9/2017
Casa da Arquitectura - Portuguese Center for Architecture - as part of the inauguration of its new facilities in the city of Matosinhos in Portugal, invited the architect Manuel Aires Mateus to present a lecture in the Faculty of Architecture of Tournai.

On 21st September 2017 Manuel Aires Mateus made a guided tour of the building and the presented a lecture, moderated by the architect and critic Marc Dubois. The executive director of the Casa da Arquitectura, the architect Nuno Sampaio, made an institutional presentation of Casa da Arquitectura.

The inaugural program of the Casa da Arquitectura, entitled Please Share!, aims to inform about Casa da Arquitectura and Portuguese architecture in other territories making known some examples of the best Portuguese architecture built in Europe.The Casa da Arquitectura, founded in 2007, has established itself over time in the world of creation and programming of contents for the dissemination and the national and international affirmation of Architecture with society. It is currently the only non-profit cultural entity in Portugal devoted exclusively to architecture, bringing together in one place an archive space and an exhibition space.

More deails: website + PDF below [french]
Help efforts to rebuild Houston
DATE: 14/9/2017
"As Houston and cities in Florida and beyond are beginning the recovery process, Preservation Houston and others are seeking people to partner with them in multiple ways. Read the letter from Preservation Houston´s president and executive director below and find out how you can help the efforts to recovery.

Help us help Houston´s historic properties
Houston and Harris County have begun the lengthy process of recovering from the unprecedented events of the last few weeks. Residents in several historic neighborhoods are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the unique challenges facing the owners of historic properties.

We are very grateful that several of you have contacted us asking how you can support Preservation Houston´s work assisting the owners of flood-damaged historic properties. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, you may do so online with a credit or debit card or mail a check to:

Preservation Houston
Attn: Harvey Recovery
3272 Westheimer Road, Suite 2
Houston, TX 77098

Preservation Houston is in contact with government agencies at the local, state and national levels and will continue to share accurate, timely information as it becomes available. Our professional staff is working to provide Texas Historical Commission and FEMA with information on historic neighborhoods and significant properties that were damaged in the storm. We are also coordinating the efforts of organizations in Houston and across the country to bring in experts to advise the owners of flood-damaged historic homes and buildings." 

More details: website
Colegio de Arquitectos de Sevilla: XVI Semana de la Arquitectura [16th Architecture Week]
2nd - 8th October 2017, Seville, Spain
DATE: 2/10/2017
On the occasion of World Architecture Day, which UNESCO commemorates every first Monday of October, the Official College of Architects of Seville (COAS) organizes the Week of Architecture, this year it is 16th edition, taking place from Monday 2nd until Sunday, October 8th.

The Week of Architecture celebrates a series of cultural activities aiming to promote the relationship and communication of the society of Seville with the architects of Seville.

In common, we all have Architecture, always alive, always source of enjoyment and learning, from the dolmens and caves of Valencina de la Concepción, megalithic works of unknown architects, to the recent office building for the Ministry of Housing and Development Junta de Andalucía by the architects Cruz y Ortiz. And in common we have the Territory, the one of our province, its varied and beautiful landscape, its system of poblamiento.
The human action of doing Architecture, looks a lot the environment of his performance before beginning to propose, on him, solutions of improvement, in fact sometimes we think that good architecture asks for that which is latent in its own PLACE.

In order to be able to talk about all this, to be together and to share luminous or attractively shaded moments, the architects of Seville want to explain how we see the city, with our differences, visiting areas and buildings, traveling around the region, dealing with historical and current architectural themes, in a walk that awakens or renews our common admiration for Architecture, as art and as a true Space of ideas.

We want to talk about Architecture to all, children and not so children, and that all talk and participate, that there is a rapprochement and a mutual transfer of knowledge. With that spirit we want to start what we know will positively affect everyone.

We all have the right to Architecture and from this professional college we are ready to collaborate in the consolidation of this right.

Translated from the website.

More details: webiste [spanish]
Activities Cycle: Una Mirada Moderna al Patrimonio del Siglo XX [A Modern Look at Heritage of the 20th Century]
9th September - 26th October 2017, Guadalajara, Mexico
DATE: 9/9/2017
Between 9th September and 26th October 2017, Movimiento Moderno Guadalajara is organizing the Activities Cycle: Una Mirada Moderna al Patrimonio del Siglo XX [A Modern Look at Heritage of the 20th Century] in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Programme

9th September
Photowalk La Normal

13th September
Lecture: El retrato de la modernidad en la actualidad [The portrait of modernity today]
Arc. Onnis Luque

21st September
Lecture: Erich Coufal
Arc. Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina

23rd September
Route Cascarones Tapatíos
Guide: Arc. Luis Manuel Ochoa

27th September
Lecture: La obra de las primeras generaciones de Arquitectos en Guadalajara [The work of the first generations of Architects in Guadalajara]
Arc. Luis Manuel Ochoa and Arc. Alejandro Canales Daroca

30th September
Route West End
Guide: Arc. Oscar Núñez Arellano

7th October
Route Integración Plástica en el Agua Azul [Plastic Integration in Blue Water]
Guide: Doc. Arc. Claudia Rueda Velázquez 

11th October 
Lecture: Puentos de Vista [Points of View]
Doc. Arc. Claudia Rueda Velázquez

18th October 
Round table: Perspectives
Participants: Arc. Fabián Medina Ramos, Arc. José Hernández Claire, Arc. Mito Covarrubias Álvarez

25th October
Book Lauching: Rastreando lo moderno. Arquitectura en el Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México 1930-1960 [Tracking the modern. Architecture in the Historic Center of Mexico City 1930-1960]
Arc. Christian del Castillo

26th October
Round Table: Los fotógrafos modernos [The modern photographers]
Participants: Arc. Christian del Castillo and Arc. Luis Manuel Ochoa; Moderator: Arc. Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina

Opening of the Photografic Exhibition at Museo de la Ciudade [Museum of the City]

More details: PDF below [spanish]
100 Houses 100 Years: Twentieth Century Society
by Twentieth Century Society, 2017
DATE: 23/20/2017
"A celebration of Britain´s diverse housing styles from the twentieth and twenty-first century. A fascinating insight into Britain´s built heritage and the diverse housing styles of the twentieth and twenty-first century. This book showcases 100 houses - one from each year from 1914 - that represent the range of architectural styles throughout the years and show how housing has adapted to suit urban life. Each house is accompanied by stunning photography and texts written by leading architectural critics and design historians, including Gavin Stamp, Elain Harwood, Barnabas Calder, Ellis Woodman and Gillian Darley. From specially commissioned architect-designed houses for individuals and for families to housing built for increased workforces, each of the 100 houses brings a different design style or historical story. There are houses built as part of garden cities, semi-detached suburban houses, housing estates, eco-houses, almshouses, converted factories and affordable post-war homes. The architectural styles encompass mock Tudor, modernist, Arts & Crafts and brutalist and the featured architects include Giles Gilbert Scott, Edwin Lutyens, Powell and Moya and David Chipperfield. The book also contains essays that explore the social and political aspects of housing design in Britain over the last 100 years, looking at the impact the World Wars had on housing, exploring domestic technology and building materials and asking how the modern house came about. Whether exploring Grayson Perry´s folly-like House for Essex, Patrick Gwynne´s modernist glass villa in Surrey, Sarah Wigglesworth´s Straw Bale House or Simon Conder´s black rubber-clad fisherman´s hut in Dungeness, this book gives a glimpse into the wonderful housing in Britain and is a must-have for all fans of design history and architecture."

Available on 23rd October 2017!

More details: website
DLA Research Seminar Series Fall 2017
13th October - 10th November 2017, 622 Knowles Buildings, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
DATE: 13/10/2017
Between 13th October and 10th November 2017 the Division of Landscape Architecture is organizing the Research Seminar Series Fall 2017 at 622 Knowles Buildings, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Programme

13th October
The Portuguese Calçada: An Urban Artifact in the Creation of Heritage Landscape in Macau
Sheyla S. Zandonai

23rd October
When the Only Water Left is Gray: The Growing Quest for Foreign Watersheds
Thomas Nideroest

27th October
From Buildings to Streets: Qilou and the Politics of Heritage Preservation
Jun Zhang

10th November
Searching Answers for Creating Healthy Living Environment: Research Progress in the Virtual Reality Lab
Bin Jiang

More details: PDF below
New Website: African Architecture Matters
DATE: 25/9/2017
"Seven and a half years of activism, consultancies, education, dissemination, writing and lecturing on pressing challenges in the African built environment; time to say goodbye to our old school blog style website and replace it with a site that does right to what we do and have been doing.

We invite you to visit our new hangout on the web and find out who we are, with who we work, think and develop projects and how these projects look like. 

You´ll have a good overview on the projects that have been done, easy access to published material, videos that have been produced and visual material. Although in the past, we also made an effort to have all our old posts included in the new site under ´news´." 
Call for Papers: Industrial Heritage: Understanding the Past, Making the Future Sustainable
13th - 14th September 2018, Central University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
DATE: 15/3/2017
"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
Publication: From Doxiadis’ Theory to Pikionis’ Work. Reflections of Antiquity in Modern Architecture
by Kostas Tsiambaos, Routledge, 2017
DATE: 22/9/2017
"In this book, Tsiambaos redefines the ground-breaking theory of Greek architect and town planner Constantinos A. Doxiadis (The Form of Space in Ancient Greece) and moves his thesis away from antiquity and ancient architecture, instead arguing that it can only be understood as a theory founded in modernity.

In light of this, the author explores Doxiadis’ theory in relation to the work of the controversial Greek architect Dimitris Pikionis. This parallel investigation of the philosophical content of Doxiadis’ theory and the design principles of Pikionis’ work establishes a new frame of reference and creates a valuable and original interpretation of their work. Using innovative cross-disciplinary tools and methods which expand the historical boundaries of interwar modernism, the book restructures the ground of an alternative modernity that looks towards the future through a mirror that reflects the ancient past.

From Doxiadis’ Theory to Pikionis’ Work: Reflections of Antiquity in Modern Architecture is fascinating reading for all scholars and students with an interest in modernism and antiquity, the history and theory of architecture, the history of ideas and aesthetics or town planning theory and design."

More details: website + PDF below
Call for Applications: 2018-2019 Getty Research Institute Grants and Fellowship
2nd October 2017, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California
DATE: 2/10/2017
"The 2018/2019 academic year at the Getty Research Institute will be devoted to MONUMENTALITY. Monuments and the monumental address fundamental questions of art and architectural history such as size and scale. Applicants are encouraged to address monumentality in all of its distinct forms, as embodied by various cultures and powers throughout history. Research trajectories to consider include the role of monumentality as a tool for nation building, the subversive potential of monument making, and the monumental in buildings, sculptures, installations, murals, and even small-scale objects." 

More details: PDF below

How to apply: website
Call for Nominations: The Daylight Award 2018
31st December 2017, The Daylight Awards 2018
DATE: 31/12/2017
"For the 2016 award, the foundations behind The Daylight Award have drawn up a list of named experts in the fields of daylight research and daylight in architecture who proposed the candidates for the award for the jury’s final choice.

For the 2018 award nominations can be submitted online on The Daylight Award website. A nomination must include the name of the nominator, the nominee’s full name, which award that the nominee is being nominated for; Daylight Research or Daylight in Architecture as well as a justification for the nomination based on The Daylight Award criteria, the nominees line of work and a selected list of the nominee’s publications or architectural achievements.

Self-nomination is not accepted, and nominees shall not be informed of their nomination. As nominator it will be allowed to nominate more than one candidate.

Only nominated candidates will be considered. Nominations will roll forward into the next two years unless the nominator specifically withdraws the nomination. Re-nomination of previous nominees is possible and encouraged.

Call for Nominations for The Daylight Awards 2018 is open until 31 December 2017."

More details: website
Outreach Event: The Daylight Award 2016
7th - 8th November 2017, Zurich, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark
DATE: 7/11/2017
"Meet renowned architect Steven Holl and esteemed researcher, Marilyne Andersen – laureates of The Daylight Award 2016 – for two inspiring lectures in Copenhagen and Zurich on their work within daylight in architecture and daylight research. The lectures are free and open to anyone with an interest in daylight research and architecture."

More details: website
Publication: The After the revolution
The Architectural Review, October 2017
DATE: 21/9/2017
"In 1917, Russia rejected the old autocracy of the Tsars, and the Soviet Union was born. One hundred years on, The Architectural Review examines the life and legacy of revolution and how it has shaped architecture today.

El Lissitzky was insatiably preoccupied with what form revolution should take, and Owen Hatherley argues that revolution is written into the streets of the city of three revolutions – St Petersburg. In this month’s Notopia edition, Reinier de Graaf argues that at least one major revolution in architecture is presented each year, and yet the four walls, floor and ceiling of the box are inevitable, while Jeremy Melvin asks whether architecture can ever be revolutionary. And as Russia commemorates its own revolution, Jonathan Glancey looks back at Finland’s entwined history as the country celebrates one hundred years of independence.

Fuelled by the idea that life could be shaped by design, the social condenser is one of the most enduring legacies of Soviet Russia, the most famous of which is the legendary Narkomfin. Designed by Moisei Ginzburg in 1930, the unexpected inspiration and detailed testing and research behind the Narkomfin are laid bare in the first English translation of Ginzburg’s Dwelling from 1934. While pending restoration plans promise to save the Narkomfin from years of decay, Michał Murawski laments the imminent demolition of thousands of Khrushchev-era homes – arguably the greatest social condensers of all time.

In contrast to this wholesale destruction, the Izvestia building on Moscow’s Pushkin Square has been lovingly restored to its previous Constructivist glory, while the controversial programme to build 200 churches in 10 years recreates figments from Russia’s religious past on street corners around Moscow. The projects of emerging Russian practice Nowadays search for ‘Moscowness’ in the historic buildings of this city of contradiction, and the intersecting walls of the Kulikovo Polye Museum, carved out of an ancient battlefield, physically embody the collision of old and new."

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Exhibition: Frau Architekt – Over 100 years of Women in Architecture
30th September 2017 - 8th March 2018, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany
DATE: 30/9/2017
"It remains to be seen whether the future really is feminine. Indeed, although far more than half of all students in architecture faculties are now women, it is certainly not the case that they all really get a foothold in the profession and only very few manage to make the leap into the top ranks — there architecture is still a man’s world.

FRAU ARCHITEKT elucidates the topic in 22 portraits, project examples and very personal stories of women in Germany who have significantly influenced architecture or are currently shaping it. The exhibition begins with Emilie Winkelmann, who founded the first architecture studio in Germany in 1907, and ends with post-Reunification architecture in Berlin and the new Federal states. Some of the women architects are barely known or indeed entirely unknown even among professionals, let alone the wider public. The exhibition, together with a comprehensive supporting program, aims to shine a light on women in architecture, to bring them out of anonymity and men’s shadow and to give as many of them as possible a face and a voice.

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation."

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Exhibition: SOS Brutalism Save the Concrete Monsters!
8th November 2017 - 2nd April 2018, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany
DATE: 8/11/2017
"The DAM is presenting the first-ever global survey of the Brutalist architecture of the 1950s to 1970s. The term Brutalism does not originate from the word "brutal", but rather "béton brut"—the French term for exposed concrete. Brutalist architecture celebrates rawness and the bare construction. It is exceptionally photogenic and, in recent years, it has reached cult status on Facebook and Instagram.

That said, many people still only see these buildings as ugly concrete monsters. The expressive style emerged during a period of experimentation and societal upheaval. Today many are at risk of being demolished. In light of this, the #SOSBrutalism campaign extends the exhibition online with a database of over 1,000 projects. Media partners are the BauNetz and uncube magazine.

At the DAM, Brutalism is reexamined with unusually large-scale models and cast concrete miniatures that were built by the Kaiserslautern Technical University for SOS Brutalism. The exhibition features buildings from Japan, Brazil, the former Yugoslavia and Israel, as well as Great Britain, where Alison and Peter Smithson invented New Brutalism."

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Exhibition: Building a Community – Estonian Architects in Post-War Toronto
22nd September - 12th February 2018, Tartu College, Toronto, Canada
DATE: 22/9/2017
"On Friday, 22 September an exhibition titled “Building a Community – Estonian Architects in Post-War Toronto” organised by the Museum of Estonian Architecture in collaboration with the Museum of Estonians Abroad opened at Tartu College in Toronto. The exhibition is dedicated to the Estonian architects who immigrated to Canada during and after the Second World War. The exhibition opens with a thematic symposium where in addition to the curator Jarmo Kauge, prof. Mart Kalm and local architectural experts will also be speaking.

The exhibition, which is the result of many years of research, focuses primarily on architects born in Estonia whose careers or studies in Europe were interrupted by the war and also those who gained their architecture qualifications in Canadian universities in the decades after the war.  It was during this period that Toronto rapidly grew into the multicultural metropolis that it is today. Along with others, Estonian architects played an important role in Toronto’s architectural landscape.

Names like Mihkel Bach (1916-1972), Ants Elken (1917-2011), Uno Prii (1924-2000), Elmar Tampõld (1920-2013), Taivo Kapsi (1935-1967) and Henno Sillaste (1936-2013) are known in Toronto, and their work is well known in architecture circles. Uno Prii’s work has been especially successful as new generations discover the energetic modernism of his work of the 1960s and 1970s. The best examples by Uno Prii and also Taivo Kapsi are under heritage protection.

Mihkel Bach, Ants Elken and Taivo Kapsi, who all taught at the University of Toronto, played an important role in the spread of Scandinavian style modernism in the urban landscape of Toronto, which was still fairly provincial after the Second World War.  Elken’s impressive 30-year university career was crowned by him being awarded an emeritus professorship. His first work – the first stage of the Seaway Hotel (unfortunately now demolished) – was awarded the prestigious Massey silver medal in 1955.

A separate chapter in the architecture of Toronto are the buildings designed by Estonians for the Estonian community. These include the Saint Peter’s Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Toronto, Tartu College, the Toronto Estonian House and many cooperative residencies and care homes for the aged. These dignified buildings bear witness to the enthusiasm and energy of Estonians living in exile, not to mention their community spirit."

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Opening: Casa da Arquitectura – Centro Português de Arquitectura
17th - 19th November 2017, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 17/10/2017
"The new premises of Casa da Arquitectura – Centro Português de Arquitectura will open in Matosinhos on 17, 18 and 19 November 2017 with an intense and varied program of exhibitions, visits, debates, performances, films, book launches and much animation for children and families.

Casa opens its exhibition program with two distinct proposals: in the Exhibition Aisle we will have “Poder Arquitectura”, curated by the architects Jorge Carvalho, Pedro Bandeira and Ricardo Carvalho who will occupy approximately 800 square meters of the Aisle with a proposal for reflection on “eight powers that align, inflect and diverge among themselves” and involves 40 projects of about 30 different authors from around the world.

The Casa Gallery will receive the X BIAU – Exhibition of the Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism that distinguished the architect Souto de Moura with the Ibero-American Prize of Architecture and Urbanism in its 10th edition. There are 26 selected works, and 4 are Portuguese. BIAU is curated by ângela Garcia de Paredes and Ignacio G. Pedrosa.

A wide program of conferences and debates accompanies the exhibitions. For three days, personalities from all over the world connected to the fields of knowledge with which the architecture interacts will cross in the premises of the Real Viní­cola, within the framework of the Program Please Share! commissioned by the architect Roberto Cremascoli.

All the places in Casa da Arquitectura will be open to visitors. It will be possible to visit the Archive, where the collected and growing collection of architects like Álvaro Siza, Souto de Moura, João Luí­s Carrilho da Graça, João Álvaro Rocha, Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Fernando Távora, among others, is kept. There will be over 500 models, panels, sketches, serigraphs, DVD’s, books and other, in about 800 square meters. Altogether, in its extension, Casa da Arquitectura occupies 5 thousand square meters distributed by public areas destined to exhibitions and presentations. The Auditorium, Library and Shop occupy 36% of the space. For the conservation and maintenance areas, 38% of the space is reserved. The management and internal production areas will have 10% of the space.

The Architecture Party is open to all, without exception. For the youngest and families, an eclectic educational program will offer ongoing activities during the 18th and 19th of November. Several performances will liven up the Real Viní­cola quarter over the weekend. There will be cinema and animation. On the 17th November, Casa da Arquitectura opens its doors to the public at 9:00 pm for a program of celebrations that enter the night."


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Call for Applications: Open Course ´Architecture and Drawing - 20th Century Multi-Family Housing´
September 2017 - January 2018, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 27/9/2017
"The second call for applications for the Open Course ´Architecture and Drawing - 20th Century Multi-Family Housing´ (2nd edition) are now open on the Faculty of Architecture - University of Porto (FAUP) website from 19 to 27 September, 2017. Classes begin on September, 2017, and finish on January, 2018 (weekly class: Fridays, 2h30 - 6h00 pm).

From a set of multi-family housing singular cases, the the OC explores the various drawing meanings in project: the design understood as a conception and communication means but above all, as a way of thinking, understanding and doing architecture; the design understood as a preferential instrument in the project in-depth study - its conceptual options/models and respective composition themes/principles.

It presents a case study by class explicitly and thematically framed in architecture theory and history, based on a lecture given by a guest teacher.

Coordinated by architects and teachers André Santos e Maria José Casanova, the Open Course ´Architecture and Drawing - 20th Century Multi-Family Housing´ stems from the interest of
researchers associated to Housing study, invited to lecture in the optional course “Architecture and Drawing”, within the Master Degree in Architecture at FAUP.

The teaching staff includes: André Santos, António Madureira, Domingos Tavares, Francisco Barata, Francisco Fontes, Helder Casal Ribeiro, Luís Soares Carneiro, Luís Viegas, Marco Ginoulhiac, Maria José Casanova e Marta Rocha.

The course is designed for students from the University of Porto interested in the thematics, students of architecture, architects and general public. This training has a cost of 70 € for members of the academic community of U.Porto (students, teachers, researchers and administrative staff) and 100 € for the general public."

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Symposium: Topographie der Moderne – Weimar neu Deuten [Topography of the Modern Age - Weimar]
15th - 17th November 2017, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany
DATE: 15/11/2017
Between 15th and 17th November 2017, the symposium "Topographie der Moderne – Weimar neu deuten" is taking place at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany, organized by the Klassik Stiftung Weimar and the Bauhaus-Institut für Theorie und Geschichte der Architektur und Planung, in cooperation with the Freundeskreis Bauhaus-Weimar-Moderne. Die Kunstfreunde e.V.

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Call for Papers: The Architecture of Logistics
Footprint #23, Francesco Marullo and Negar Sanaan Bensi (Ed.), Delft, The Netherlands
DATE: 15/1/2018
"Neoliberalism is a many-headed monster. It can hold different drives without altering its internal coherence. It grows through crisis and instability. Within its flexible order, drastically opposite forces are able to coexist and mutually stimulate each other: globalisation expands at the same pace as nationalist and populist movements; the circulation of people increases alongside the intensification of migratory policies; shared economies and collaborative consumption develop apace with the multiplication of copyrights and patents; common knowledge and resources proliferate as does the parasitism of private entrepreneurship.

Integrating differences within a homeostatic system of economic competition, the monster of neoliberalism turns whatever it devours into commensurable and exchangeable quantities. Any equivalence becomes possible. Any juxtaposition becomes profitable. Any connection becomes valuable. However, the further this dismembered body enlarges, while assimilating new forces and exchanges, the more it needs to improve its nervous and circulatory system to stay alive: boats, containers, trucks, warehouses, department stores, harbours, train yards, airports, cargo terminals, communication centres, satellite stations, and all the material conditions that improve flux and trade while ensuring the integrity of commodities across its distant limbs.

This issue of Footprint meditates on logistics and its architecture of exchange as the essential lymph of neoliberalism. Registering and managing the circulation of people, goods and information across the planet, the architecture of logistics could be considered the litmus paper from which one could read and understand territories, populations and societal assemblages. Using textual and visual materials, our ambition is to unfold the multivalences of the logistical apparatus, dissecting its buildings and spaces, its technologies and labour relations, its historical evolutions as well as its future projections."

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Publication:Le Corbusier, History and Tradition
by Armando Rabaça (ed.), Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2017
DATE: 25/9/2017
"The view of modernism as representing an epistemological break between technology and history and tradition has long been challenged. Le Corbusier´s work has proved to be an inexhaustible reference point in this debate. This is due, on the one hand, to the legacy of nineteenth-century historicism, and on the other to his creative process of creation through destruction which, as John Summerson has noted, is comparable to the processes of avant-garde poets and painters. The contributions to this book explore particular episodes which bring to light both the operative role of the past in the creation of a new abstract synthesis and Le Corbusier´s modernist historical consciousness. They illustrate how the past participated in the modernist creative process of abstract art, from the 1920s machine aesthetics to the late infatuation with myth. They also shed light on the extent to which the operative quality of history was framed by a comprehensive historical vision that took the form of metanarrative, which neither the analytical studies on his architecture nor the synthetic approaches to his philosophical thinking should dismiss."

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Lectures and Public Events: Tu casa es mi casa
23rd September 2017, Los Angeles, USA
DATE: 23/9/2017
Tu casa es mi casa brings together two modernist houses in Los Angeles and Mexico City via the exchange of narrative texts, industrial objects, and installations by contemporary architects/artists, as the exhibition grapples with questions about architectural space, mass production, and domesticity within the legacy of modernism.

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Exhibition: Charles & Ray Eames: The Power of Design
30th September 2017 - 25th February 2018, Vitra Design Museum, Rhein, Germany
DATE: 30/9/2017
"Charles and Ray Eames are regarded as two of the most important figures in twentieth-century design and have influenced generations of designers across the globe. No other name in design is so closely associated with technical perfection and a timeless aesthetic – but also with the playful start-up culture of the American West Coast, which was strongly impacted by the Eameses. The major retrospective »Charles & Ray Eames. The Power of Design« offers a comprehensive overview of the work of this legendary designer couple, ranging from furniture and interiors to exhibitions, films and photographs, while also portraying their everyday work in the Eames Office in Venice, California. The show features a unique selection of original objects, drawings, sculptures, film installations and many other works that are being presented together for the first time. Presented in collaboration with the Barbican Centre, London and The Eames Office."

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Job at UoA in the area of architecture and sustainable design
18th September 2017, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
DATE: 18/9/2017
The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland is advertising for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in architectural design, technology and sustainable building design, with practical experience in the field of environmental sustainability.

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Bruno Zevi Prize 2017
31st October 2017, Rome, Italu
DATE: 31/10/2017
Annual Prize of the Bruno Zevi Foundation for a Historical-Critical essay on architecture.

Jury members: Francesco Ceccarelli, Zvi Hecker, Alicia Imperiale, Piero Ostilio Rossi, Mary Norman Woods.

Section of reference:
- the key role of space in architecture
- the ancient matrixes of the modern language
- history as methodology of architectural practice
- the modern language of architecture
- landscape and the zero-degree language of architecture

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Academic opportunities at UNSW Built Environment
17th September 2017, New South Wales, Australia
DATE: 17/9/2017
The Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW Sydney are advertising four academic positions:

- Senior Lecturer | Associate Professor - Architecture & Urbanism in Asia
- Senior Lecturer | Associate Professor - Architectural Construction
- Senior Lecturer | Associate Professor - Architecture & Urbanism

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2017 E-FAITH Industrial Heritage Weekend
20th-22nd October 2017, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 20/10/2017
Between 20th and 22nd October 2017, E-FAITH is organizing a weekend for volunteers and voluntary associations under theme "Industrial Heritage – exploring opportunities for education and lifelong learning".

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Symposium: Sustainable Development of Historical Cities in South-East Asia
7th October 2017, Tokyo National Museum, Heisekan Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 7/10/2017
"The South-East Asia region is home to a number of fascinating historical cities. Some of these are known as World Heritage Sites, such as Hue and Hoi An (Viet nam), Vigan (Philippines), and Penang and Malacca (Malaysia), and some embrace a number of cultural heritage sites, such as Yangon (Myanmar). These historical cities are striving to contribute to cultural tourism and social progress through preserving their historical buildings. Amid rapid economic development, changing social conditions, and diversification of people’s values, initiatives are underway to preserve the attractions of these historical cities while also addressing various issues involved.

To ensure that both residents and public administration share and implement a future vision that aims toward sustainable urban development with respect for history and culture and to pass along their historic environments to future generations, it is very important to reach consensus among related parties and to reflect this consensus in overall plans. There is a need for constant dialogue among residents, public administration, and experts in order to build cooperative structures based on mutual understanding.
This international symposium will provide an opportunity to hear the views of experts and practitioners who are involved in the preservation and utilization of the historical cities of ASEAN countries. Its goal is to facilitate future cooperation through exchange of opinions and sharing common understandings of current conditions and issues in each country."

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Exhibition: Design Português. Formas de uma identidade (1950-2015) [Portuguese Design. Forms of an identity (1950-2015)]
16th September - 29th October 2017, Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
DATE: 16/9/2017
In 2014, the exhibition Como se pronuncia design em português? [How do you pronounce design in Portuguese?] sought to perceive the concepts of place, identity, culture, heritage and memory manifested in design in Portugal. This exhibition became the  exhibition Design Português. Formas de uma identidade [Portuguese Design. Forms of an identity] that roamed to Madrid (2016) and in this year presents itself in Chaux-de-Fonds. As early as 2014 the interrogation was left open with the intention of looking at the different expressions of the design thought in Portuguese. First in Brazil with the next exhibition Como se pronuncia design em português? [How do you pronounce design in Portuguese?] Brazil Today, inaugurated on September 23 and later in the Portuguese-speaking African countries.
The exhibition is held in the context of the program dedicated to Portugal entitled "Olá Portugal" [Hello Portugal] promoted by the Vivre La Chaux-de-fonds Association for the dissemination of Portugal country architecture, arts, gastronomy, music, literature and design.

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Open House Lisboa 2017
23rd -24th September 2017, Libon, Portugal
DATE: 23/9/2017
This 6th edition of Open House Lisboa happens Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017. On this weekend, everyone is invited to walk through the city’s iconic buildings as well as more recent projects. Save this date!

"Lisbon Architecture Triennale’s invitation to curate the Open House event of 2017 was received with surprise and enthusiasm. For us, architects, this challenge reflects itself in drawing “a two-day map”, a kind of treasure map of our city. It can seem like a paradox, the idea of drawing an “ephemeral map” but in reality, it is always ephemeral, setting the territory in a specific moment, in this case, a weekend in September 2017.
In the maps of Rome of Bufalini (1551) and Gianbatista Nolli (1748), it is possible to “go into buildings”. They are represented, not by the plan of their roof, as it is common, but by the plan of the ground floor. Many of these spaces are public but with restrictive access. When observing it, you manage to get a different perception of the city, and fell it as more permeable. Open House relates to this representation of the city. A map of the city that is more accessible, that lets places be seen, most of them not open to the general public, a map of wide open doors.
The choice is obviously subjective and this selection is born from a Lisbon “self-portrait”. The new spaces are an optimistic mirror of the city, a city going through a profound transformation. In our view, despite its historical weight, Lisbon is looking to reinvent itself:
  • By recovering and discovering new uses for its spaces
  • By creating new structures that answer to the city’s growing demands
  • By looking for other centres
  • By responding to the immense touristic demand
There is a new sensibility concerning the reuse of spaces and as a result architecture is also changing. The simply alteration of use can profoundly transform a place without destroying it. In the last few years, architecture has learned to “recycle” and to become “more invisible”. It has learned that tasks as invisible as treating a space acoustically or altering its lighting, can have regenerating effects.
But, because there is no perfect (city) without flaws, it has become also inevitable that our map contains spaces that we would like not to lose; some spaces or buildings that are under threat, they might not survive the impact strength of the market; a strength that brings to life, builds, recycles, but also destroys. A city’s transformation that is done too fast, can lead to losing places, inhabitants and, in the end, identity. This will be the part of the map where the treasures that we wouldn’t like to lose are represented."

— Catarina Almada Negreiros e Rita Almada Negreiros

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Call for papers: Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception
13th - 16th June 2018, Turin, Italy
DATE: 31/10/2017
"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 and coordinated by the Polytechnic of Turin 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.


Topics:
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
G. Women "as subjects". Documentation, methodology, interpretation and enhancement
G.1. Design drawings"

Key dates
Abstracts Submission: 31st October 2017
Abstracts Communication of Acceptance: 17th November 2017 
Full Papers Submission: 31st January 2018
Papers Communication of Acceptance: 1st March 2018

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International Symposium: Standard Architecture. From Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand to BIM
20th - 22nd October 2017, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
DATE: 20/10/2017
Standardization has played a key role in architecture and construction since the Enlightenment. It accelerates building production, reduces
costs, and assures quality control, at least in theory. The classical modernists of the 20th century treated standardization and normalization
as engines of social and technical progress. Even though concepts for mandatory, form-giving standards like those proposed by Ernst Neufert never established themselves, there are more standards today than ever before. Despite appeals to cultural specificity, standards shape
processes and products all around the world through the digitization and rationalization of cognitive processes. With the introduction of BIM
(Building Information Modeling), these processes are becoming increasingly relevant. At the same time, catastrophes like the Grenfell Tower fire in
London or the collapse of the Savar building in Bangladesh are drastic examples of the failure of standards as a result of neoliberal policies.
In the scope of the three-day conference at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, more than 30 international experts from a wide range of
disciplines debate the cultures of standardisation from 1800 up to the present, focusing on the standardisation of design processes, construction
processes and building components and their effects on architecture.

Speakers will include:
Georg Augustin (Augustin und Frank Architekten Berlin) Manfred Grohmann (Bollinger + Grohmann, Frankfurt Main),  Alexander Klose (Author/
Container Researcher); Markus Krajewski (Universität Basel Professor für Medienwissenschaft), Antoine Picon (Harvard University, GSD, Director of
Research), Alexander Rieck (Lava Architects), Monika Thomas (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conversation, Building and Nuclear Safety), Nader Vossoughian (New York Institute of Technology, School of
Architecture and Design), Georg Vrachliotis (KIT-Karlsruhe, Professur für Architekturtheorie), Matthias Witte (DIN-Normen-ausschuss Bauwesen)

Standardized Design Processes
Modernity has given rise to processes that rationalize, systematize, and accelerate the designing of buildings. More structures need to be built
more quickly all the time. Designs are often executed by unskilled or semi skilled workers. Buildings are being erected in disparate placesaround the world through the use of identical specifications. To make all
this possible, design tools have been created that enable people to generate and implement a great number of design-related tasks simultaneously. Today, Building Information Modeling Systems (BIM) use standardized forms of information to automate planning and design and to supplement human with artificial forms of intelligence.

Standardized Building Elements
Ernst Neufert tried to standardize architecture at all scales, from the very small to the very big. Adopting paper formats as his model, he sought
to systematize building components using (among other means) his octametric system of dimensional coordination. This project reached its
climax in the 1970s, but lost a good deal of its currency in the years thereafter. Today, there are more standards than ever--and they often operate on a national and international level--but their influence on
form making has proven harder to trace. It goes without saying that they continue to shape the design of spaces that have a great number of
technical needs and requirements (kitchens and offices, for example), as well as temporary buildings and storage facilities (containers and
container ports, for example).

Standardized Building Processes
While knowledge rested squarely with the individual producer in premodern societies, it can be said that it is anchored today in objectified rules
and specifications, many of which are sanctioned by liability concerns and multi-national contractual agreements. Arguably, standardization ensures that products that are manufactured by different companies are in fact
compatible. This is important where the manufacturing of building components is concerned.  According to some, however, it can also stifle
innovation and compromise the exercise of know-how and common sense.

Drawing on the results of the symposium, ARCH+ will publish a special issue dedicated to the topic.

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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]
by Antoine Baudin, EPFL Press, 2017
DATE: 7/9/2017
"Architect, propagandist and artistic promoter, Alberto Sartoris (1901-1998) played an important role as a relay, if not a pioneer, in the International Modern Movement. Its long trajectory and its many activities are extensively documented in its archives, given to the Swiss Confederation in 1985 and deposited in the Modern Construction Archives (EPFL). This fund has hitherto been exploited in a very selective manner: whole sections of the architect´s work have remained unpublished, as has its intensive critical production in the field of the plastic arts and its historiographical investigations aimed at inscribing modernism in the great tradition. These are the different aspects of this trajectory rich in paradoxes that attempts to reconstruct the present work from the documentation kept in the fund. Alberto Sartoris´ activities are described in the contrasting cultural and political contexts in which he has tried to accommodate his aesthetic, social and technical options: fascist Italy, then Christian Democrat, Francoist Spain, or Paris in the 1950s. also and especially French-speaking Switzerland, a permanent framework for its work. For his singularity, his case also illustrates the emergence and functioning of the new modernist institutions where he has rarely found full recognition - if not very late and with the ambiguous title of witness."

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Swiss Talks: Milano - Zurigo A/R
25th September, Casabella laboratorio, Milan, Italy
DATE: 25/9/2017
On 25th September Elli Mosayebi (EMI Architekten) and Christian Sumi (Burkhalter Sumi) will participate in the Swiss Talks under the theme "Milano - Zurigo A/R" [Milan - Zurich] at CAsabella laboratorio, Milan Italy.

More details: website (Italian)
CIALP Session at UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress
6th September 2017, COEX Convention, Seoul, South Korea
DATE: 6/9/2017
On 6th September 2017 the International Council of Portuguese Speaking Architects (CIALP) presented a seminar at UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress in the COEX Convention, Seoul, South Korea.

Seminar
Urban Development Throught Social Housing
Speakers: Gilson Paranhos, José Manuel Pedreirinho, Sérgio Magalhães, Fernando Teixeira and Victor Leonel
Moderator: Rui Leão

Seminar in portuguese with simultaneous translation to english. 

Exhibition
World Seafront Cities of Portuguese origin
Curators: Margareth Silva Pereira and Fabiana Izaga

More details: PDF below
Movie Session: Vilanova Artigas — O Arquiteto e a Luz [Vilanova Artigas — The Architect and the Light]
7th September 2017, Casa das Artes, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 7/9/2017
"Casa da Arquitectura presents the documentary "Vilanova Artigas — O Arquiteto e a Luz" [Vilanova Artigas - The Architect and the Light] by Laura Artigas and Pedro Gorsky at the Casa das Artes in Porto on 7th September 2017. The film follows a conversation with two grandchildren of the Brazilian architect, Laura Artigas, the director and Marco Artigas, also architect, moderated by the Executive Director of Casa da Arquitectura, arch. Nuno Sampaio. Admission is free and subject to room capacity. 

The session is supported by Casa das Artes (Porto) and the Direcção Regional de Cultura do Norte [Regional Directorate of Culture of the North]. The documentary premiered in 2015, the year of Vilanova Artigas´ centennial celebrations in Brazil, was the winner in the Lusophone category, Portuguese language films, of the third edition of the Film Festival Architectures. 

The documentary "Vilanova Artigas: the architect and the light" follows the trajectory of the iconic Brazilian architect João Batista Vilanova Artigas. Between memories of family members, friends, students, archive images and visits to six of his main works, Artigas´ life story is told in this film written and directed by Laura Artigas, granddaughter of the architect. The documentary is co-directed by Pedro Gorski and produced by Gal Buitoni and Luiz Ferraz, by Olé Produções. 

In a studio that works as a living room, "relatives, friends, students and collaborators remember the facts and the sensations provoked by the coexistence with Vilanova Artigas. His daughter Rosa Artigas leads the story, with the help of former assistants Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Pedro Paulo de Melo Saraiva, former students Ruy Ohtake and Jon Maitrejan, friends Juca de Oliveira and Arménio Guedes, client Juvenal Juvêncio,

Among other storytellers, "explains the film´s synopsis. The interviews are "interspersed by walks in some of his most recognized works. They are: the residences of the architect in the neighborhood of Campo Belo, the Louveira Building, the Morumbi Stadium, the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo, the Housing Complex Zezinho Magalhães (CECAP - Guarulhos) and the City of Jaú, in the interior of São Paulo. These buildings remain standing and in the film are presented from the viewpoint of their goers. The locksmith Ezequiel presents the windows of the Louveira Building, in Higienápolis; Raí, the former São Paulo player and a supporter, present the Morumbi Stadium. FAU-USP students comment on the experience of studying in the building. "Nardo," the experienced construction master, recalls the construction of the Jaú bus station."


More details: website [portuguese]
Publication: The Other Moderns: Sydney’s forgotten European Design Legacy
by Rebecca Hawcroft (ed.), NewSouth Publishing, 2017
DATE: 0/9/2017
"While Harry Seidler is one of Australia’s most famous architects, little is known of his European-born contemporaries. The Other Moderns uncovers the work of Sydney’s forgotten émigré architects, interior designers, and furniture makers working from the 1930s to 1960s, and reveals their ground breaking impact on modernist design. Highlighting the direct connections between Sydney and the European design centres of Vienna, Berlin, and Budapest, the book provides a new understanding of modernism.

Profiling the work of architects like Henry Epstein and Hugo Stossel, along with Gerstl Furniture, The Other Moderns tells the story of the network of architects, designers, property developers, retailers, and photographers working together to bring a distinctly European style to mid-century Australia.

Richly illustrated with rare photography, including stunning images from Austrian-born photographer Margaret Michaelis, and furniture from the collection of Hotel Hotel Canberra, the book explores the work of this unacknowledged group of style makers for the first time."

More details: website
Exhibition: Brave New World: Australia 1930s
Until 15th October 2017, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
DATE: 15/10/2017
"Brave New World: Australia 1930s The 1930s was a turbulent time in Australia’s history. During this decade major world events, including the Depression and the rise of totalitarian regimes in Europe, shaped our nation’s evolving sense of identity. In the arts, progressive ideas jostled with reactionary positions, and artists brought substantial creative efforts to bear in articulating the pressing concerns of the period. Brave New World: Australia 1930s encompasses the multitude of artistic styles, both advanced and conservative, which were practised during the 1930s.

Included are commercial art, architecture, fashion, industrial design, film and dance to present a complete picture of this dynamic time. The exhibition charts the themes of celebrating technological progress and its antithesis in the nostalgia for pastoralism; the emergence of the ‘New Woman’ and consumerism; nationalism and the body culture movement; the increasing interest in Indigenous art against a backdrop of the government policy of assimilation and mounting calls for Indigenous rights; the devastating effects of the Depression and the rise of radical politics; and the arrival of European refugees and the increasing anxiety at the impending threat of the Second World War. Brave New World presents a fresh perspective on the extraordinary 1930s, revealing some of the social and political concerns that were pertinent then and remain so today."

More details: website
Forgotten Masters: Aino Aalto
4th October 2017, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
DATE: 4/10/2017
"Aino Mandelin (1894-1949) studied architecture in Helsinki, qualifying in 1920. She worked first for Oiva Kallio in Helsinki, moved to Jyväskylä in 1923 to work for Gunnar Achilles Wahlroos, and the following year joined the practice of Alvar Aalto whom she married in 1925.
The Aaltos moved their office to Turku in 1927, where they collaborated with the architect Erik Bryggman, and moved again in 1933 back to Helsinki. They designed a joint house-office for themselves in a suburb of Helsinki in the mid 1930s and designed a purpose-built office in the same neighbourhood in the mid-1950s. In the early years of their marriage and design partnership Aino Aalto and her husband would enter architectural competitions with their own separate entries. They separately entered the competition for the Finnish pavilion ar the 1939 New York World´s Fair, where her husband won first prize.
Aino Aalto´s role in work attributed to Alvar Aalto has never been specifically verified but she is usually credited more with the design of their interiors, notably Villa Mairea in Noormarkku (1937-39), and with furniture and lighting fixtures that they sold under the brand-name Artek. She also designed glassware for the Finnish company Iittala. Her most famous glass designs are still on sale, and copies by companies such as IKEA are said to be widespread."

More details: website
Conference and Exhibition: CIAM 6
21st September 2017, Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset, UK
DATE: 21/9/2017
"Bridgwater Arts Centre in Somerset invites you to the 70th Anniversary of the founding CIAM, the Congres International d’Architecture Moderne, held at the Arts Centre in 1947. It was the first opportunity, following the end of the war, for the world´s leading architects, writers and urbanists to meet and explore how they could "work for the creation of a physical environment that will satisfy man’s emotional and material needs and stimulate his spiritual growth".

Speakers will include
  • Lucy Bullivant (writer and curator of Urbanista.org)
  • Liza Fior (founder of muf architecture/art)
  • CIAM scholar Andreas Kalpakci
  • Naomi Griffith co-founder of the Onion Collective
  • and others
to discuss collaborative visions and co-created places."

More details: website
Exhibition: Marion Hall Best: Interiors and Collection
5th August - 12th November 2017, Museum of Sydney, Australia
DATE: 12/10/2017
"Sydney Living Museums announces a colourful, dynamic new exhibition celebrating the career of one of the first independent and most influential Australian interior designers – Marion Hall Best: Interiors opening on 5 August at the Museum of Sydney. This exhibition is part of Sydney Living Museums’ larger A Modernist Season throughout July to November. Described as electrifying, vital and avant-garde, Best’s interior decorating schemes were unashamedly modern at a time when other interior designers preferred a subdued palette and period furniture."

More details: website
Melbourne Symposium: Haunting Memory & Place
21st-22nd September 2017, Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne, Australia
DATE: 21/9/2017
"We are haunted, we architects and historians; seeking knowledge in ephemeral traces and altered landscapes. We become intimately bound by the ghosts that we chase through the archives, longing for understanding through fragments of the practices and projects that are left behind. We seek resonances in the space, buildings and objects of the past.

What of the spectres of history and geography that have haunted architecture’s production, and the dark shadows of influence and authority drawn between Europe and its colonies? And what of the architects we study; what reverberations of bankruptcy and inferior workmanship, self-doubts, critiques and unfulfilled visions are they plagued by?"

More details: website
19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium: Heritage and Democracy
11th-15th December 2017, Delhi, India
DATE: 11/12/2017
"ICOMOS holds its General Assembly every year and triennial General Assembly every three years. Till date, ICOMOS has held 18 sessions of its triennial General Assembly, twelve  in Europe, two in Asia, two in North America and one in Africa. The General Assembly and the Scientific Symposium provides great opportunity for heritage professionals and  enthusiasts to come together on a common platform to deliberate on various aspects of heritage conservation and management. Young professionals and enthusiasts also get a chance to interact with experts and comprehend the emerging issues and case studies on conservation and management of cultural resources.

ICOMOS India is proud to organize the 19th triennial General Assembly in Delhi, India from 11th – 15th December, 2017. The theme of Scientific Symposium is “Heritage & Democracy”. More than 1,500  delegates from around the world are expected to attend the events. These will provide great opportunity to promote international co-operation and strengthen understanding and communication in the field of heritage. It is thus an exceptional occasion to meet hundreds of heritage professionals given the diversity of their skills (archaeologists, architects, urban planners, engineers, curators, building conservation professionals, art historians)."

More details: website
Publication: Escritos de Victor Pérez Escolano. Sinuosidades de un Itinerario Nunca Interrumpido [Writings by Victor Pérez Escolano. Sinuosities of a Itinerary Never Interrupted]
by Carlos García Vásquez and Mar Loren-Méndez (coords.), Universidad de Sevilla, 2017
DATE: 29/8/2017
"With this book, the University of Seville pays homage to the academic legacy of Victor Perez Escolano, Professor of History, Theory and Architectural Composition of the School of Architecture. FAMA Award from our university, this publication covers in 11 thematic chapters the exceptional itinerary traveled by Victor Perez Escolano, who claims at every step the architect´s research mission, his commitment to teaching and a determined public vocation.

Its trajectory has opened roads little traveled by the architectural research and is at the present forced reference of the history of the architecture. This publication brings together the voices of institutions at national and international level and the recognition of those who have been fortunate to learn, research and work with it."

The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, wrote the text "A arte do desassombro e a coragem de conduzir um programa" for the book.

More details: website

To buy it: website [spanish]
PhD Summer School: Heritage and Global Challenges
11th-15th September 2017, Mantua Campus, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
DATE: 11/9/2017
"Historical landscapes and cultural heritage are, in Europe and worldwide, at the center of strategies aimed at conserving greatly important material and intangible assets, as well as exploiting them in a proper and sustainable manner. Italy possesses a wide a multifarious heritage, rooted in its geographical features, its political events, its architecture and art history, resulting in the richness of its archaeological remains, historical cities and settlements, museum collections, etc.. This variety and extent of historical heritage is the product of a creative attitude but also of a “secular culture of conservation” developed in the Italian civic institutions and conscience (Salvatore Settis, 2002).

Since its very foundation, the Politecnico di Milano has been involved in research and projects aimed at studying and protecting monuments and archaeological sites, developing the “arts industry”, then safeguarding historic town centers and landscapes as well as designing museums and cultural poles for heritage promotion and conservation. With particular current relevance, research activities are also developing intervention strategies in historical areas vulnerable to natural hazards and related to reconstruction after earthquake damage. The Summer School – organised by the Doctorate School of the Politecnico di Milano – will be held in Mantua, which – together with Sabbioneta – has been recognised, since 2008, as a World Heritage site, and is where the Politecnico has established a UNESCO Chair of “Architectural Preservation and Planning for World Heritage Sites”. The decision to dedicate the Summer School to the theme “Heritage and Global Challenges” aims to involve graduate and post-graduate students of Architecture, Engineering and Design in complex issues of great contemporary relevance. Built heritage is a veritable mosaic of urban and rural sites of different types and features, all of which pose a range of different problems, including overuse, neglect and disuse, the effects of climate change and the need to protect the artistic heritage whilst keeping it alive. Matters which should concern all the citizens of Europe - and, indeed, the entire world - are reflected in the issues which the Summer School aims to discuss with its PhD candidates and students:
  1. Strategies for the protection and sustainable exploitation of the cultural heritage and landscape
  2. Museums as cultural attractors: innovative policies, cultural strategies, attentive design
  3. Venice: the challenge of globalisation and protection of/intervention upon the architectural heritage
  4. Heritage and Landscape. The unexpected places of pr
The program covers a series of keynote lectures followed by round tables with experts from various Italian and European Universities. Divided into groups, the students will be invited to respond to the themes covered with their own presentations (in the afternoon of 14 September). They will also be invited to take part in a photography competition which will focus on the historical heritage and landscape of Mantua and Venice.
The planned activities also include visits to Mantua historical sites and a visit to Venice (13 September) where doctorate students will be the guests of the Government Body for Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape at the Doge’s Palace.

More details: website
Congress: Los Años CIAM en España: La otra Modernidad [The CIAM Years in Spain: The Other Modernity]
19th-20th October 2017, Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 19/10/2017
"It is a commonplace that the stories we have had so many times by officers and allegedly closed were never, by partial and so often sectarian. After any possible chapter, however short, it is easy to discover omissions, contradictions, revelations, even ignorance, which always end up offering a different version, more complex than the initial, and therefore more precise and accurate.If we speak of architecture and the Spanish of the twentieth century, we know well that the circumstances and vicissitudes of our particular history - from any angle we choose - have only caused differences and nuances of difficult cataloging, if not open dissonance with respect to The currents and movements proposed as canonical. Thus, in the face of the orthodoxy dictated by the CIAM and those who wanted to receive it, the development of Spanish political events did nothing more than multiply diverse and different options and readings. From the last years of the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera and the proclamation of the Second Republic to the Stabilization Plan and the embrace between Franco and Eisenhower, not a few personal declinations added their voices to the various themes that are proposed, Some to make Spanish architecture part of the current European trends and the desire of others to follow dictates and more classicist and national patterns.It is the Spanish architecture of this 30-year arch that Congress intends to discuss. Rather than a large collection of communications, it aims to obtain a series of debates held by the speakers on the various issues that articulate the proposed theme. Therefore, the accepted communications grouped around them in each of the sessions will be the preamble of the corresponding tables, where the members of the Scientific Council will lead debates that, with more time than usual, will allow to complete and discuss with each other. Therefore, Congress will have as its ultimate goal to add contributions discussed and contrasted, so that the debates and their results will end up contributing and outlining the reference value that is intended."

Programme: website
Call for Postdoc Grant: Politécnico di Milano
7th September 2017, Politécnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
DATE: 7/9/2017
"The Modscapes project is built on 5 question-driven Work Packages dealing with 13 case studies, three of which covered by the Milan team:
Work Packages (WPs 1 to 4 are conceived to consolidate research-driven and bottom-up knowledge around the topic, while WP5 aims at opening new policy-oriented and design-oriented research directions in the field).
  • WP1: Documenting agricultural development and colonization schemes – What was debated and planned?
  • WP2: Physical legacies – What was realized and what remains? (co-lead POLIMI).
  • WP3: Sociocultural impacts – What was the impact of agricultural development and colonization schemes on the broader cultural context? (Lead POLIMI)
  • WP4: Memories and perceptions – How do people see modernist rural landscapes today?
  • WP5: Changes and challenges – Which are the present and future challenges for agricultural development and colonization schemes?
While supporting the PI in coordination activities, the research associate will mainly deal with Work Packages. This will imply:
  • organisation of material concerning the three case studies covered by the Milan team according to the research protocols defined for each WP
  • collection (from other teams) and organisation of research material included in Work Package 3, concerning all case studies
The successful applicant may be required to travel aboad for fieldwork, dissemination and networking activitities for periods spanning from a few days to two months."

More details: website
Publication: The Rhetoric of Pier Luigi Nervi
by Roberto Gargiani and Alberto Bologna, EPFL Press, 2016
DATE: 23/6/2016
"During his long career, Pier Luigi Nervi has explored the potential of concrete through the cast-in-place and the prefabrication of elements in reinforced concrete or in ferrocement, a material he invented and patented during the war. All of his best known works such as the Stadium in Florence, the hangars built in Orivieto, Orbetello and Torre del Lago Puccini, the Halls of the Palazzo di Torino Esposizioni in Turin, the Unesco buildings in Paris, the Palazzetto dello Sport in Rome and the Aula per le Udienze in the Vatican represent an important chapter in the history of twentieth century architecture, structure and construction. Nervi’s passion for concrete and formwork manufacturing process is examined in a systematic manner within the volume. The authors illustrate Nervi’s creative process through the examination of unpublished designs, drawings, specifications, building sites pictures and correspondence with colleagues and collaborators."

More details: website
Call for Submissions: Bauhaus Collectors: We Want You!
Submit your Bauhaus image!
DATE: 30/8/2017
"In 2019, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the legendary Bauhaus. For this reason, the official Bauhaus association 2019 is preparing a magazine dealing with the Bauhaus and modernity in all its facets. For the first issue we are currently looking for international collectors of Bauhaus design.

If you would like to become part of our magazine, please send us a digital photo of you / on / beside or under your favorite Bauhaus piece. For our project the collector is as important as the object itself."

Guidelines:
- Make a spontaneous snapshot instead of a professional study program.
- Make the photo with a smartphone (iPhone 5 and new or Samsung phones from the year 2014).
- Always use your flash light - even in daylight. 

Email your picture directly to the editors: redaktion@bauhaus100.de

More info: website
Conference: Young Bauhaus Research Conference 2017: Modern Heritage in the MENA region
30 -31 August 2017, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany
DATE: 30/8/2017
"Significant works of modern architecture and urbanism have been destroyed and forgotten in the past due to lack of recognition and protection by law – in particular in the Middle East and North Africa. What we create today will be of interest for the next generations and it is our responsibility to identify, document and preserve it. The Young Bauhaus Research Conference (YBRC) "Modern Heritage in the MENA region" aims to highlight the challenges faced by architects, urbanists and engineers identifying, preserving, and documenting modern heritage. (...)

The conference invites engagement in a multidisciplinary discussion and exploration of new approaches and strategies regarding the different aspects of Modern Heritage. It focuses mainly on the 19th and 20th century legacy of architecture and urban planning in the Middle East and North Africa. This conference brings to attention the susceptibility of heritage of modern movement in the MENA region which is caused by socio-economic and political conditions."

Sponsored by DAAD, the conference is free of charge with registration.

More info: pdf below + website
Publication: Abrahão Sanovicz, Arquiteto
by Helena Ayoub, Romano Guerra Editora, 2017
DATE: 22/8/2017
"Result of the Initiative of the Instituto Bardi and Romano Guerra Editora, book tells the partnership of foment of CAU / SP.With Eduardo´s preface de Almeida and afterword Edson Jorge Elito, the book is authored by an architect and professor Helena Ayoub Silva, and part of Abrahão Sanovicz doctoral thesis, the project as research, presented at FAU USP in 2000, later research expanded to The publication. Among others, the collections of the family and the library of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo were consulted.

With partnership development of the Council of Architecture and Urbanism of São Paulo - CAU / SP, the text on the trajectory of the architect is accompanied by extensive iconographic documentation - photos season and current technical and artistic drawings with photographic essays Nelson authoring Kon made exclusively for the book. Among the projects, especially the Municipal Theater of Santos, Fish Farming Stations Promissão and Salto Grande, Bragança Paulista Forum Banespa headquarters in Recife, Abaete buildings, Spinners and Modular Delta I and II, SESC Araraquara, housing Cecap Serra Negra, Celso dos Santos, Pascoal Melantônio and Cesp Porto Primavera, as well as single-family dwellings."

To buy it: website [portuguese]
Exhibition: 100 Years of Finish Design
20th June – 29th October 2017, Nationalmuseum Design, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
DATE: 29/10/2017
"Rafaela Seppälä-Forsblom and Kaj Forsblom have been dedicated collectors of artefacts and applied art by Finnish designers, architects and artists since the early 2000s. The collection began with a simple glass bottle by Ristomatti Ratia given to Ms Seppälä as a Valentine’s Day gift in 1999 by her future husband Kaj Forsblom.
Since that time, the collection has grown to encompass a range of 20th-century artefacts and contemporary Finnish design and objets d’art, reflecting Finland’s development as a nation from 1900 to the present day."

The exhibition has more than 200 pieces by 28 designers, architects and artists. A variety of works including pieces by Alvar Aalto, Maija Isola, Toini Muona, Gunnel Nyman, Ristomatti Ratia, Eliel Saarinen, Timo Sarpaneva, Paavo Tynell and Tapio Wirkkala are on display."

More info: website
Call for Entries: The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards
10 October 2017, Europa Nostra, The Hague, The Netherlands
DATE: 1/10/2017
"The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s top honour in the heritage field. It recognises the best achievements in conservation, research, dedicated service as well as education, training and awareness-raising.

In 2018, the Awards will be used as a pivotal instrument for promoting the key messages of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Special attention will be given to the European dimension of the projects, including:
- Collaboration between organisations or individuals in two or more European countries;
- Contribution to developing a sense of European identity or European social cohesion; and/or
- Enrichment and deepening of symbolic meanings and aesthetic values drawn from European tradition.

Up to 30 heritage achievements from all over Europe will be awarded. Of those, 7 laureates will receive a Grand Prix and €10,000 each; one will be granted the Public Choice Award, chosen through an online poll conducted by Europa Nostra. winners will be celebrated at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony in June 2018 in Berlin. The Ceremony is the main highlight of the European Cultural Heritage Summit organised by Europa Nostra, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) and the German Cultural Heritage Committee (DNK)."

Key Dates:
1st October 2017: Deadline for submissions

More info: website
Conference & Site Launch: ArmArch Online Encyclopedia of Armenian Modernist Architecture
19th August 2017, The Club, Yerevan, Armenia
DATE: 19/8/2017
"ArmArch invites you to participate at the launch of the Online Encyclopedia of Armenian Modernist Architecture, which will be followed by a presentation and discussion focused on Armenian regional modernism. The event will take place on August 19th, at 19.00 at The Club (Yerevan, Toumanyan 40)."


For more information, contact info@armarch.net.
Call for Submissions: Tell Us Your Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion Story
DATE: 1/8/2017
"The Fundació Mies van der Rohe is preparing a documentary and seeks photographs, films, documents and stories of citizens who knew the space of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion between 1929 and 1986.

The Mies van der Rohe Pavilion was built in 1929 and disassembled in 1930. The land it occupied was left free until the reconstruction works began in 1983. In 1986 the current Pavilion was inaugurated.

The Foundation especially requests images of the buildings that were on the esplanade of the Magic Fountain that they are no longer there as well as any story about the original 1929 Pavilion, the dismantling or the reconstruction works, graphic documents, advertisements for the 1929 International Exhibition, and media."

Content can be sent to: arxiu@miesbcn.com

More details: website
Film Screening: Notebook on Cities and Clothes
16th August 2017, South Yarra, Australia
DATE: 16/8/2017
"This “diary film” as Wenders called it, investigates the similarities of his craft, filmmaking and that of the Tokyo based fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. In the early 1980s, he shocked and revolutionized the fashion world. Wenders shot the film mainly on his own as a one-man team. During the shooting, which stretched over the course of a year, Yamamoto and Wenders became friends.

Extracts from Wenders narrating voice of the film: “Fashion. I got nothing to do with that. At least that was my reaction when the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris asked me if I would like to make a short film about a fashion designer.”"

More details: website
Exhibition: The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney
22nd Jul 2017 – 26th Nov 2017, Museum of Sydney, Sydney Australia
DATE: 26/10/2017
“The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney at Museum of Sydney, explores a forgotten aspect of Australian modernism, highlighting the direct connections between Sydney and the European design centres of Vienna, Berlin and Budapest.

This object-rich exhibition tells the stories of Sydney’s émigré architects, interior designers and furniture makers working in the 1930s to 1960s and their impact on the development of modernist design in Sydney.
Predominantly well-educated, urbanised and middle class, Sydney’s émigrés brought a direct experience of European modernism then available to few Australians at the time. Supported by a network of European clients and assisted by émigré craftsmen, they made a significant contribution across many fields of design and in the media, and quickly recast the suburban, low-scale city into a modern metropolis.
Designers George Korody and Steven Kalmar sold lightweight furniture for the modern home, while cabinetmakers Michael Gerstl and Paul Kafka brought a European flavour to the custom made furniture market. Architects such as Henry Epstein and Hugh Buhrich designed starkly modernist houses in Sydney from the 1940s while Hugo Stossel and Hans Peter Oser formed large firms that helped transformed Sydney’s skyline. High profile and influential, Sydney’s émigré designers also included commentators Eva Buhrich and George Molnar, regular contributors to some of the most noteworthy publications of the day, including The Sydney Morning HeraldAustralian House & Garden and Architecture & Arts magazines.
While Austrian-born Harry Seidler AC, OBE became justifiably one of Australia’s most famous architects, the large, robust and interconnected community of European designers who were his contemporaries was all but forgotten.”

More details: website
Lecture Series: Sydney Talks: Mad about Modernism
27th August 2017, Sydney, Australia
DATE: 27/8/2017
“Mad About Modernism is a day-long series of talks and tours celebrating all aspects of modernism.
On the day, enjoy self-guided tours of Rose Seidler House, experience internationally acclaimed artist, James Gulliver Hancock illustrating house objects or relax with a coffee in the grounds of one of the finest examples of mid-20th century modern domestic architecture in Australia.

Hear expert talks from guest curators and commentators exploring art, architecture, design and heritage.
Or extend the experience of the day with curated house tours to some of the wonderful modernist homes of the area.”

Buy tickets: website
Symposium: ACT Region Heritage: The Politics of Heritage: The Art of the Possible
19th August 2017, Canberra, Australia
DATE: 19/8/2017
“Key note speaker Professor Tim Winter, Deakin University will present: Heritage Diplomacy: the art of the possible, exploring the significant shifts occurring in the international heritage and conservation arena.

Others speakers will present of a wide diversity of topics on the theme: Politics of Heritage: the art of the possible, which considers  possibilities for cultural heritage in a city designed for democracy and diplomacy and political action, in a world of multiple stakeholders, where real and virtual borders transect our region and where digital technology is rewriting the rules of engagement between politicians, citizens and trusted cultural institutions ... Sub-themes are: Connecting the Dots in Heritage:gaps across statutory systems;
Negotiating Outcomes for Heritage; Crossing Borders:sharing heritage objects and idea[l]s.”

To register: website
Talk: Conserving the Ross Island Huts and the work of ICOMOS’ International Polar Heritage Committee
17th August 2017, GML Heritage, Surry Hills, Australia
DATE: 17/8/2017
"Julian Bickersteth is President of the International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC), and managing director of International Conservation Services (ICS). Julian will provide a brief overview of the work being undertaken by IPHC members in polar regions before discussing the major project he has been involved in over the past 12 years in the conservation of the Ross Island huts built by Scott and Shackleton, and more lately Ed Hillary."

Interested parties should email jvernon@tpg.com.au by 14 August 2017, as spaces are limited.

More details: website + PDF below
Film Screening: The Destruction of Memory
17th August 2017,University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
DATE: 17/8/2017
“A powerful award-winning film on the war against culture, and the battle to save it.

Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory tells the whole story – looking not just at the ongoing actions of Daesh (ISIS) and at other contemporary situations, but revealing the decisions of the past that allowed the issue to remain hidden in the shadows for so many years. Interviewees in the film include the Director-General of UNESCO, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as diverse and distinguished international experts, whose voices combine to address this urgent issue.

A film screening followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, chaired by Jenny Gregory, Emeritus Professor of History, UWA, with Andrea Witcomb, Professor of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, Deakin University; Ben Smith, Professor of World Rock Art, UWA; Dr John Taylor, UWA, national and international heritage award-winning architect; and Rebecca Repper, UWA, affiliate researcher with The Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa Project, Oxford University."

To RSVP: website
Publication: Built Heritage #2
25th June 2017, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
DATE: 25/6/2017
The Editorial board of Built Heritage is pleased to announce the launch of their second journal, available on their new website.

"Built Heritage (CN 31-2123/G0, ISSN 2096-3041) is a blind-peer-reviewed international journal devoted to all aspects of the research, conservation, and regeneration of historic buildings, settlements, and sites. It is the first English journal in China integrating built heritage conservation in a multidisciplinary sphere of architecture, urban and rural planning, and landscape architecture, administrated by the Ministry of Education of China, sponsored by Tongji University, and published by Tongji University Press. The editor-in-chief Chang Qing is Professor of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Tongji University and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The co-editor-in-chief Zhou Jian is Professor of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Tongji University and the Secretary-General of the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP)."
More details: website
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]
10th-12th September 2017, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 10/9/2017
"An international conference of the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing and the Berlin Authority for the Preservation of Monuments in cooperation with the Akademie der Künste and ICOMOS Germany —on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the 1957 International Building Exhibition Interbau in Berlin and as contribution by the State of Berlin to the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018.

The Cold War has left us believing that there are incompatible contrasts. Consequently, in the European architectural history of the 20th century avant-garde and traditionalist trends are often still considered to be incompatible extremes. This dualism peaked in the 1950s when the West was identified with “international modernist architecture” and the East with building in “national traditions” (Socialist Realism) (...) The conference is meant to look beyond the Berlin horizon through historic analyses and typological comparisons in an international context. Based on the understanding that modernity remains “incomplete” to this day, tradition and progress condition each other and are interrelat- ed. They remain distinguishable, but also inseparably connected."

To register, contact Karin Lelonek at lelonek@adk.de or by phone at +49-30-20057-1357 by 7 September 2017.


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Visiting Scholar Seminar: Gregorio Carboni Maestri: Portugal: Architecture, Tendenza, Revolution
3rd August 2017, Shaughnessy House, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DATE: 3/8/2017
“From the 1930s to the late 1980s, Portuguese architecture was formed through a frustrated relationship with modernity and through a crucial dialogue with Italy. This talk will address how Portuguese architecture observed and reacted to Italian models such as rationalism in the 1930s, postwar neorealism, and the Tendenza after the 1974 revolution in Portugal and the end of the Estado Novo dictatorship. Fernando Távora, Álvaro Siza, Vittorio Gregotti, and Aldo Rossi are part of the narrative of this talk, which is framed by Kenneth Frampton’s concept of critical regionalism. This talk will trace the role of magazines such as Arquitectura and Casabella and the introduction to the Portuguese debate of new themes such as typology and the role of history, to propose a historiography of architecture as “formal seismography of the working-class movements”—a study of architecture’s ideologies, positions, and oppositions.

Gregorio Carboni Maestri teaches architectural projects at the Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and is co-founder of Dialéctique Architectures Co-op. He holds a PhD from the Università degli Studi di Palermo, with a dissertation on Oppositions magazine. Carboni Maestri studied architecture at the faculties of La Cambre, the Politecnico di Milano, and the Universidade do Porto. He has worked for Renzo Piano, Archea Associati, and Antonio Citterio. In 2015, he received a grant from the Graham Foundation for a project to work with Kenneth Frampton to prepare his archive.”

More details: website
Publication: Discovering Downtown Cairo: Architecture and Stories
Edited by Vittoria Capresi and Barbara Pampe, Jovis, 2015
DATE: 28/7/2015
“This scholarly guide presents a detailed survey of the plans and typologies of apartment buildings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in downtown Cairo. It also maps the changes in use of these spaces over time and shares some of the inhabitants´ stories.“

Contributions by Shaimaa Ashour, Ralph Bodenstein, Vittoria Capresi, Galila El Kadi, Mohamed Elshahed, Karim El Sayed, Barbara Pampe, Ola Seif, Mercedes Volait, and Stefan Winkler.

To buy it: website
Call for Applicants: Professor of Heritage & Technology (Part-time) TU Delft
10th August - 15th September 2017, TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands
DATE: 15/9/2017
“The Professor of the Chair of Heritage and Technology (H&T) will focus primarily on the analysis, diagnosis, technical (re)design of, and interventions in existing buildings and structures. Its domain will be the consolidation, conservation, maintenance and revitalisation of existing structures, incorporating knowledge of building history and the built heritage, material sciences, structural mechanics and building physics.
The chairholder will develop and convey knowledge, theory, methodology, process and practice of technical interventions in heritage structures. In its work, the Chair needs to face an international challenge: students, Dutch and non-Dutch alike, will be educated for an international practice, and research is undertaken with an international dimension; the Chair needs to take this into consideration.
The chairholder of H&T is expected to advance the area of building technology in relation to heritage, responding to urgent issues in science and society (design for sustainability, for circularity, conservation and maintenance), and to demands from international heritage institutions.”

Applications close by 15 September 2017. 

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Architalk: Seeing the World through Architecture
6th September 2017, Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 6/9/2017
On 6 September 2017, at 7 PM, a panel featuring Aoki Jun (Architect), Ajisaka Toru (Professor, Kagoshima University), Matsukuma Hiroshi (Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology) will discuss "What Modern Architecture means to us."

"With Le Corbusier’s 17 architectural sites having been added to the World Heritage List last year, modern architecture is receiving much attention. However, in Japan, even widely recognized master works of modern architecture are being torn down due to physical aging and deterioration. In this program, we will reexamine the philosophy inscribed in Japanese modern architecture and the importance of preservation by inviting three experts in the field."

More details: website
Exhibition: Fernando Guerra: A Photography Practice Under X-Ray
11th July - 15th October 2017, Garagem Sul, CCB, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 15/10/2017
"With the new millennium, architectural photography has gained exponential prominence in the relationship that architects have with society. The FG+SG studio has taken on the challenges presented by the greater media impact of architecture, which today constitutes a photographic practice rewarded with international prizes and recognition. Fernando Guerra’s progressive affirmation as a photographer has accompanied contemporary architectural production and his photo reportages, disseminated worldwide through the virtual platform Últimas Reportagens, offer us a privileged look at today’s architecture. At the same time, his photographic practice responds to the technical evolution that has taken place in photography in recent decades, essentially marked by the full affirmation of the new digital media. This exhibition presents Fernando Guerra’s own distinctive work together with a cartography of the activity of the FG+SG studio, drawing upon its archive of images and highlighting its production processes. By showing his photographic work and the studio’s ways of doing things, Fernando Guerra’s practice is thus exhibited to us as if it had been submitted to an X-ray."

More details: website
Call for Applicants: Deputy Head of School
University of Auckland, New Zealand
DATE: 11/8/2017
"The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland is advertising for its next Head of School, to be appointed at either Professor or Associate Professor level, dependent on experience. The successful applicant will work as Deputy Head of School for 2018, before taking up a four-year term as Head from 2019. At the end of the term, he or she might elect to serve a second term as Head, to take up another leadership position in the University or to return to teaching, research and service in the School.

Applicants must hold a qualification in architecture, urban planning or urban design and have completed a PhD. Preference will be given to applicants who have a demonstrated record of School or Faculty leadership, such as a headship, deanship, associate deanship or programme directorship. Experience in supervising doctoral students to completion would be an advantage."

Applications close on 11 August 2017.  Questions may be directed to Prof Diane Brand, email: d.brand@auckland.ac.nz

To apply: website
Call for Applicants: Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Manitoba
1st September 2017, University of Manitoba, Canada
DATE: 1/9/2017
"Starting on 1 September 2017, The Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba is accepting applications to teach in areas of design and building systems, with specialization in sustainability and/or digital technologies. Candidates must possess a professional degree in architecture and a post-professional degree in architecture or a related field. Candidates must demonstrate research achievements through scholarship and/or practice, and have a track record in teaching architectural design studio and building systems, integrating sustainability and/or digital technologies. The candidate should demonstrate effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

Candidates holding a Ph.D. and/or professional architectural registration are preferred. The successful candidate will teach architecture design studio and core technology courses, carry out an independent research agenda, and perform University service.

The Faculty is comprised of an undergraduate Environmental Design Program; four accredited professional programs in Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture; and a Ph.D. in Planning and Design.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae; a cover letter including a statement of interest, expertise and pedagogical philosophy; a teaching dossier; a portfolio, including samples of scholarly research; and the names of three (3) references."

All materials should be sent to
Carlos Rueda
Head, Department of Architecture
Faculty of Architecture
201 John A. Russell Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB   R3T 2N2
E-mail: Carlos.Rueda@umanitoba.ca

More info: website
Call For Papers: Entangled Urbanisms: History, Place, and the Shaping of Cities
17th - 18th May 2018, Evanston, United States
DATE: 18/9/2017
"The Department of Art History at Northwestern University will hold a symposium on Thursday and Friday, May 17-18, 2018, on the topic of entangled urbanisms. The scholarly gathering seeks to examine methodological challenges and opportunities presented by the study of the interconnectedness of cities via comparative analyses and approaches, with special focuses on research that links places in a global perspective, leaning toward studies of particular cases rather than historiographical in nature. Papers can touch upon all historical periods, though special consideration will be given to topics on the built environment since the year 1400. The symposium takes as its inspiration the innovative research on Paris and Chicago by David Van Zanten, who will provide a response to the symposium at its end.

Symposium speakers who do not reside locally will receive round-trip, economy airfare to Chicago/Evanston, two night´s accommodation in Evanston (three nights for international travelers), an honorarium of $500, and a travel stipend intended to cover ground transportation and some meals not provided during the symposium. Local speakers will receive the honorarium and symposium meals."

Please email proposals to Jess Escobar (j-escobar@northwestern.edu). Include in your proposal: name and affiliation, paper title, 200-word abstract, and a brief CV, all in a single PDF file. 

Key dates:
September 18 2017 - Deadline for submissions
October 11 2017 - Notification of accepted papers
May 17-18 2018 -Conference
Call for Papers: Revue CLARA Architecture/Rechere Journal
Architectural Criticism and Public Debate. Guest editors: Hélène Jannière and Paolo Scrivano
DATE: 15/10/2017
"This thematic section of CLARA Architecture/Recherche Journal’s forthcoming issue Journal is centered on the relationship between architectural criticism and the notion of “public opinion”, the “public realm”, and on architectural criticism conceived as an autonomous discourse, internal to architectural theories and history. The volume aims to publish articles that do not consider criticism merely as a body of historical, theoretical or philosophical texts on architecture, but rather as a discipline encompassing diverse protagonists, media, and international exchanges. By posing this hypothesis, the issue seeks to challenge existing concepts related to the reception of architecture in the specialized or public debate seen as a mere passive “reflection” of the building or project.

This thematic issue intends to address the following questions: 

1. The frontiers of architectural criticism Does architectural criticism share themes, protagonists and medias with the public debate or does it maintain an almost exclusive relation to the professional or the academic spheres? If the latter is the case, does architectural criticism pertain to an autonomous disciplinary discourse or does it refer to extra-disciplinary concepts? Provided the changeable nature of its autonomy, to what extent does architectural criticism remain separated from social uses, architectural design practices and economic production? 

2. Architectural criticism and its public Can architectural criticism aimed at general audiences be separated from criticism geared towards a specialized public? Is it possible to identify a relation between types of publication (daily newspapers, cultural magazines, political journals, professional periodicals, etc.) and the statuses of the critical discourse? To what extent do these publications and their target readerships influence or create specific forms of criticism?"

Key dates:
15th October 2017- Submission of full papers and peer-reviewing process
Mid-December 2018- Feedbacks and comments from reviewers
late January 2018- Wherever required, authors invited to change, correct or ameliorate their paper submit again for peer-reviewing 
September 2018- Publication of CLARA#5

More info: pdf below
Call for Abstacts: [in]arch International Conference 2018
30th - 31st January 2018, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
DATE: 14/8/2017
"There is a significantly growing discourse evolving on the topic of interiority, that calls for reconsideration of inhabitation process in our living environments, and extends its potential beyond the bounded internality of architectural spaces. The attempts of rethinking interiority challenge spatial dichotomies, promote interdependence, and offer insights from different culture and perspectives. These attempts may emerge from
diverse stories of engagements with interiority. Following the previous dialog during 1st Conference on Interiority and Interior Architecture in 2014, this year´s conference seeks to provoke further conversation that reflects multiple perspectives on interiority.

Understanding and researching interiority call for multidisciplinaryapproaches, ranging from urban, architectural and interior studies, toother fields of study with pertinent concern on the tangible and intangible aspects of interiority. This conference invites global and multidisciplinary contributors to join the discourse of interiority by
proposing multiple perspectives on interiority as a way to construct different stories of interior."

Prospective authors are invited to submit their abstract by sending a maximum 250 words in English and send it to inarch-submission@eng.ui.ac.id in .doc/.docx.

KEY DATES

14 August 2017- Abstract Submission Deadline
1 August 2017- Registration Open
16 October 2017- Full Paper Submission due
30-31 January 2018-[in]arch International Conference

More info: website
Historians of Islamic Art Association Biennial Symposium
25th - 27th October, 2018, Yale University, USA
DATE: 25/10/2018
"The 2018 HIAA symposium will bring together an international group of established and emerging scholars of Islamic art and architecture to present new research on the theme: Border Crossing. Very often the field has been defined as one centered on select regions of the Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia, and focusing on traditional media and categories, such as the decorative arts, manuscript studies, and architecture. Less attention has been paid to regions on the so-called peripheries, including, for example, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, or to disciplines that are not often associated with the field, such as film and anthropology. 

"Border Crossing" is an invitation to rethink the field of Islamic art and architecture by interrogating the ideas of translation, transmission, and transgression suggested. Among the questions that may be asked are: How can this lens help us rethink works that form the ?canon? of Islamic art? What is at stake in crossing disciplinary borders? What is lost and what is gained in abandoning traditional academic parameters? What may be learned through literal border crossings, whether they are by conservation authorities or refugees? As the works of several contemporary artists show, border crossings are ultimately ethical positions taken to evince the human condition itself. They thus provide potential to rethink the arts and cultures of the Islamic world, as well as the ways in which we study them today."

There are three categories of submission: Pre-arranged panels (4 papers and a discussant); individual papers; graduate student papers. Please submit your abstract/s and a brief curriculum vitae to presidentelect.hiaa@gmail.com

Key Dates:
September 7, 2017- Submissions due

October 25-27, 2018- Conference at Yale University
Call for Papers: The Afterlife of Fascism: The Reception of Modern Italian Architecture and Urbanism
12th July 2017 - 15 June 2018, United States
DATE: 16/10/2017
"Nearly 75 years after the regimes end, questions about the built legacy of Italian Fascism continue to provoke polemic responses and questions. Mussolini´s government constructed thousands of new buildings across the Italian peninsula, islands, and in the colonial territories of North Africa. 

The Afterlife of Fascism will investigate what has become of the architectural and urban projects of Italian Fascism; how have sites been transformed or adapted; and what do these sites mean today? We invite submissions that examine the afterlife of fascist architecture through studies of destruction, adaptation, debates over re-use, artistic interventions, and even routine daily practices, which may slowly alter collective understandings of a site. The volume will consider whether these structures and their material remains embody or retain some essence of the defeated political movement or, in contrast, whether they stand as reminders of the fragility of the connection between meaning and architectural form.

Questions for consideration may include:
- How do changes in the constructed landscapes of Fascism reflect evolving relationships among national identity, political authority and the physical landscape?
- What happens when the modernity of fascist architecture becomes historicized alongside the monuments of popes and emperors, when modernity becomes part of tradition?
- What do fascist constructions mean to the generations of Italians whose experience of the regime is limited to history textbooks and ancestral tales? 
- What do instances of preservation, adaptation or indifference to fascist sites tell us about the nature of the connection between political authority and place?
- How does political power operate through design at scales ranging from domestic design to infrastructure? 
- After the fall of the regime, how were connections between architecture and politics renegotiated in the service of postwar political agendas?
- How did those architects associated with fascism rewrite their own histories through design or activism in the postwar era?"

Interested authors should submit an abstract of 400-500 words and a C.V. to co-editors Kay Bea Jones kaybeajones@gmail.com and Stephanie Pilat spilat@ou.edu

Key dates: 

October 16th, 2017- Preliminary Submission
December 2017- Decisions released
June 15, 2018- Papers of 4,000-8,000 words due on June 15th, 2018. Papers from accepted abstracts will undergo peer-review before publication.

more info: website
Call for papers: Charrette - Journal of the Association of Architectural Educators
Volume 6, issue 1 - Flipping the Script: Foregrounding the Architecture Student
DATE: 27/10/2017
"Charrette is the journal of the Association of Architectural Educators. Volume 6, issue 1 (Spring 2019) will have the theme ´Flipping the Script: Foregrounding the Architecture Student.´ This issue of Charrette seeks to foreground the student experience in architectural education including themes of learning, student agency, and
identity transformation. How can the perspectives of learners help inform and improve our teaching practices? What role do students play in operative, performative, or normative terms in shaping architectural education? How has this changed over the past several decades?"

Based on the theme and the preceding questions, contributions are invited from teachers, mentors, and learners (past and present) that address one or more of the following:

- Becoming and being an Architecture Student
- Becoming and being an Architect: Professionalization as Identity Transformation
- Student Agency, Participation, and Governance in Architectural Education
- Access, Diversity, and Gatekeeping in Architectural Education
- Approaches to Student-centered Teaching and Curricula in Architectural
Education
- Novel Approaches to Research and Teaching Related to Learning and Learners

SUBMISSION FORMATS

In their expression of interest, authors should clearly indicate which of the following formats they are submitting under:

- Conventional Essays 5,000-8,000 words (including all references and endnotes). Essays will explore a topic or topics on architectural education and connect to contemporary scholarship. Authors must demonstrate their
intellectual and theoretical context, as well as their methodological approach, and have a clear conclusion.
- Personal Narratives 3,000-5,000 words (including all references and endnotes). Submissions to this section will substitute traditional academic data with descriptive and reflective content related to personal experiences of architectural education. Authors are welcome to submit their narrative work in written and/or graphic form.
Queries regarding the theme of this special issue should be directed to Dr. James Thompson, jamest27@uw.edu

500 word expressions of interest should be submitted in the body email, containing author name(s), affiliations and contact details to charrette@architecturaleducators.org according to the timeline below. Selected authors will then be invited to submit a full paper for doubleblind peer review and editorial review.

Key Dates


July 2017 - Call for contributions disseminated
27 October 2017 - Expressions of interest due
8 December 2017 - Notification of selected contributions
4 May 2018 - Submission of full articles due
3 August 2018 - Notification of reviewers comments
2 November 2018 - Submission of final revised articles due
Spring 2019 - Publication of Volume 6 Issue 1

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Book Lauch: Arquitectura en Chile del Siglo XX [Architecture in Chile of the 20th Century]
2nd August 2017, Auditorio FADEU, Campus Lo Contador, Providencia, Chile
DATE: 2/8/2017
"On August 2, the second volume of the book "Architecture in Chile of the 20th Century" will be launched, a synthesis of a long research work by the architect and academic Fernando Pérez Oyarzún, which this time has the collaboration of Horacio Torrent, Claudio Vásquez and Hugo Palmarola. The four volumes that make up the series propose a narrative about the architecture and cities in Chile during the last century.

Modernization and Vanguard, 1930 and 1950, proposes a reading of the main milestones, tendencies and actors, as well as of the economic and cultural political environment of the period that covers from the end of the first government of Carlos Ibáñez until the beginning of the second, this is the End of the presidency of Gabriel González Videla.

These decades are marked by the years of the Popular Front, one of the central political phenomena of twentieth-century Chile, strongly determined by the social demands of the period, the effort to develop the industry, and a strong presence of the state that would last in the decades Below. The story seeks to put the facts linked to the architecture, understood in a broad sense that includes the city and the territory, against the background of the political and cultural history of the period."

More details: website [Spanish]
Call for Applications: Open Course ´Architecture and Drawing - 20th Century Multi-Family Housing´, 2nd edition
22 September 2017 - 26 January 2018, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 11/8/2017
"The online applications for the 2nd edition of the Open Course ´Architecture and Drawing - 20th Century Multi-Family Housing´ are now open on the Faculty of Architecture - University of Porto (FAUP) website from 20 July until 11 August, 2017. Classes begin on 22 September, 2017, and finish on 26 January, 2018.

Starting from the premise that nowadays there is a clear difficulty among students in identifying, observing, recording and retaining, quickly and efficiently, many of the facts and structuring forms in the composition of an architectural work, fostered by the diffusion means celerity of current architectural images on digital media, this Open Course aims to foster the capacity to concentrate the look at relevant facts of an image, a drawing or a comment, with acuity and effectiveness. Consequently, the course unit´s goal is to help build and develop the ability to observe, highlight, and understand (and represent, by quick design) the essential architectural signifiers to project analysis.

The Open Course is structured around a set of multi-family housing singular cases and explores the various drawing meanings in project: the design understood as a conception and communication means but above all, as a way of thinking, understanding and doing architecture; the design understood as a preferential instrument in the project in-depth study - its conceptual options/models and respective composition themes/principles.

Coordinated by architects and teachers André Santos e Maria José Casanova, the Open Course ´Architecture and Drawing - 20th Century Multi-Family Housing´ stems from the interest of
researchers associated to Housing study, invited to lecture in the optional course “Architecture and Drawing”, within the Master Degree in Architecture at FAUP.

The teaching staff includes: André Santos, António Madureira, Domingos Tavares, Francisco Barata, Francisco Fontes, Helder Casal Ribeiro, Luís Soares Carneiro, Luís Viegas, Marco Ginoulhiac, Maria José Casanova e Marta Rocha.

The course is designed for students from the University of Porto interested in the thematics, students of architecture, architects and general public. This training has a cost of 70 € for members of the academic community of U.Porto (students, teachers, researchers and administrative staff) and 100 € for the general public.

The applications, limited to the maximum of ten (10) available vacancies, are opened from 20 July until 11 August, 2017."

More details: website
Publication: Giulio Minoletti. Lo Spettacolo dell´Architettura [The Show of Architecture]
by Maria Cristina Loi, Christian Sumi, Annalisa Viati Navone, SilvanaEditoriale, 2017
DATE: 17/7/2017
"The volume explores the production of Giulio Minoletti (1910-1981), architect, urbanist and designer of Milan, according to the various themes of his works. Starting from the scientific and intellectual biography and the professional beginnings - already marked by the propensity to "absorb" from other disciplinary domains, particularly artistic, processes, figures, types of pictorial composition and graphics - the volume reconstructs Minoletti´s position in the first debate Post-war urban planning and the commitment of the modernization of the Milan railway stations; His talent to operate in delicate contexts, especially in the historical fabric of the city of Milan. Where it demonstrates spatial sensitivity and mastery in deferring the past to the past and seeking new modern solutions, such as the VIlle Condominium overlapping the Arcadia Gardens; And his ability as a space and display space builder and "moving architecture" (including the famous ETR 300 - Settebello and BZ 308).

A rich and complete volume, wanted by the Archives of the Modern of Mendrisio, to learn about an author who has not yet been explored and known to date, but finds in this volume an exceptional tale of his works and his multifaceted activities, a rare occasion And densely expressed to approach one of the best authors of the 20th century Italian architecture."

To buy it: website
Exhibition: Viagem ao Invisível [Journey to the Invisible]
29th July - 31st August 2017, Teatro Thalia, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 29/7/2017
"The trip to the invisible is a journey through what is out of reach, of what exists beyond our daily lives. It is an itinerary through places we do not know, ignore or forget. Places that, for various reasons, exist in the shadows, spaces that are inaccessible or inapprehensible. However, these places persist in our culture, are inscribed in the collective memory. There are, therefore, but essentially in the form of registers, images and narratives, be they historical or contemporary, real or imaginary, artistic or documentary. The trip to the invisible presents a set of experiences and representations that participate, with curiosity and amazement, in the challenge of making visible the invisible."

More details: PDF below [Portuguese]
2017 APT - National Trust for Canada Joint Conference
11th - 14th October 2017, Ottawa, Canada
DATE: 11/10/2017
"A historic capital city and a major milestone offer the perfect opportunity to explore how people, policy and preservation practice intersect to renew landmarks sustainably and create vibrant places.

Ottawa is the place to be for Canadian Confederation’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Embracing the historic opportunity, the Association for Preservation Technology International and the National Trust for Canada have joined forces to create CAPITALizing on HERITAGE, expected to be the largest ever gathering of conservation practitioners and advocates in Canada.

Conservators, architects, engineers, heritage planners, craftspeople, policy makers, construction managers, cultural landscape specialists and strong community voices will come together to share and showcase the best in technology, policy, means and methods for preserving and renewing heritage buildings, districts and engineering works."

More details: website
Colloquium: Restaurer le Béton: La Masse et l´épiderme [Restoring Concrete: The Mass and the Epidermis]
24th November 2017, Auditorium du Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
DATE: 24/11/2017
"On the occasion of the bicentennial of the discovery of hydraulic processes of lime and modern croncretes by Louis Vicat, an engineer of Grenoble origin, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d´Architecture of Grenoble and the University of Grenoble, mobilized to organize A program of events entitled "200 Years of Concrete Grenoble 2017". These demonstrations received the support of the City of Grenoble, the Metropolis, the Department and various organizations and companies.

Within the framework of this program, ICOMOS France and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d´Architecture in Grenoble organize two scientific days. The day of the 23 piloted and hosted by ENSAG will deal with the history, definition and uses of concrete. The symposium of 24 November, organized by ICOMOS France, will present case studies analyzing advances in analytical methods and restoration of concrete.

These meetings will allow us to take stock of the scientific advances in the study of concrete, the evolution of knowledge on pathologies, treatments and restorations 20 years after the ICOMOS France symposium, which had given rise to a reference publication."

More details: website [French]
World Architecture Festival: The Architecture Drawing Prize
18th September 2017, London, UK
DATE: 18/9/2017
"Make, Sir John Soane’s Museum and the World Architecture Festival have come together to create a prize for architectural drawing. The Prize recognises the continuing importance of hand drawing but also embraces creative use of digitally produced renderings.

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. This is in the spirit of many great architects of the past from Palladio through John Soane to Le Corbusier and Cedric Price, who developed the device of drawing in different ways to advance the art of architecture. How is this happening now in our highly visually driven culture and with the many new tools available to us?

The Drawing Prize looks forward to expanding discourse on this theme with an exhibition of the winning and shortlisted entries at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London in early 2018. The winner of the Drawing Prize will be invited to attend the exhibition opening at the Museum.

The Prize results will also be publicly announced at a display of selected entries at the World Architecture Festival in November in Berlin. The overall winner will receive a WAF delegate pass, and will have travel and two hotel nights paid. The two other category winners will each receive a complementary delegate pass and two hotel nights. Any commended entrants will receive a complementary delegate pass."

More details: website
Open House Melbourne 2017
29th - 30th July 2017, Melbourne, Australia
DATE: 29/7/2017
On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30, over 200 buildings around Melbourne will open their doors to the public. Throughout the month of July, there will also be a series of talks, events, tours, screenings, performances and more.

More details: website
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]
7th - 8th June 2018, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina
DATE: 14/8/2017
A call for submissions for the 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] by August 14, 2017. Written in Portuguese or Spanish, submissions must include identification of the author, its institutional membership, a title, five key words and a maximum extension of 400 words. They will be sent to seminariopev@gmail.com.

"The long decade of the sixties was a rich and convulsive period in the political and cultural history of Latin America. Its echoes in the thinking and making of architecture were highlighted by the confluence and confrontation of diverse strategies of understanding, exercising and valuing the insertion of our discipline in the social, economic, urban and technological fields."

Key Dates
Abstracts submission (400 words): until 14th August 
Authors notification: 14th September 2017
Reviewed papers (final version, max 2500 words): 4th March 2018

More details: pdf below (Spanish)+ website (Spanish)


Publication: Quatro Ensaios Sobre Oscar Niemeyer [Four Essays About Oscar Niemeyer]
by Paulo Bruna and Ingrid Quintana Guerrero, Livraria da Vila, 2017
DATE: 4/7/2017
Four essays by Paulo Bruna, Hugo Segawa, Rodrigo Queiroz and Ingrid Quintana Guerrero assembling here that consist of individual exercises that contribute to the proper understanding of a work whose magnitude and unavoidable proximity still distract us from its deserved and urgent reflection. The themes covered in this book - São Paulo production, international repercussion, critical reception and religious building projects - are an invitation to the work of Oscar Niemeyer.

More details: website [portuguese]
Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisboa
7th July - 15th September 2017, Convento de Cristo, Igreja do Templário 2300-000, Tomar, Portugal
DATE: 7/7/2018
On July 7, the Carrilho da Graça exhibition will open in Tomar. The exhibition will run until September 15 in the Igreja do Templário, in Convento de Cristo. It is also present in two places in Montevido, Uruguay: Centro de Exposiciones Subte de Montevideo and Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo de la Universidad de la República, until August 6. After its presence in Montevideo, the exhibition will continue for the Biennial of Architecture of Buenos Aires.

"The Carrilho da Graça:Lisboa exhibition is mainly a way of looking, illustrated through Lisbon. Through the materials presented in this unpublished retrospective, we are able to gain insight into a true theory of the territory, as stated in a plan and a general model of Lisbon. It is a theory that the lines and points that characterize the topography are at the base of human routes and settlements, and therefore of the construction of the city. "

More details: website
Exhibition: The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture
4th July- 3rd October 2017, Instituti Albanologjik, Prishtina, Kosovo
DATE: 4/7/2017
Between 4th July and 3rd October 2017 , The "Swiss touch in Landscape Architecture" exhibition, curated by Prof.Michael Jacob with the help of Pro-Helvetica, will be held at Instituti Albanologjik, Prishtina, Kosovo. 

"The present exhibition hints at the richness, diversity and complexity of this fascinating field. The visitor is invited to discover the influence of the history of gardens and the important role played by the pioneers of Swiss landscape architecture. The visitor will also see the crucial function of national exhibitions, including the more recent Lausanne Jardins – the successful international festival of urban garden design. The second section – the core of The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture – provides a survey of the most significant landscape architecture studios. The last section, “nouvelle vague”, presents the works of a new generation of landscape architects. The chosen examples intend to highlight the centrality of a profession, which thoroughly changes our spatial, visual and social reality."

More Details: pdf below
Exhibition: The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945
23rd March - 25th June 2017, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
DATE: 25/6/2017
"Our homes and personalities are intrinsically linked but nowhere more so than in Japanese architecture, where the needs of a building’s residents inform its very construction. The Japanese House welcomes you inside the Moriyama House (2005), designed in Tokyo by Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) and inhabited by Yasuo Moriyama, an enigmatic urban hermit.

Lose track of time weaving in and out of the house’s ten individual, fully-furnished rooms and maze-like gardens. Rabbit chairs, sliding libraries and an ‘outdoor’ cinema are just some of the details that make up Moriyama’s unusual domestic environment.

As well as the full-size recreation of the Moriyama House, the exhibition also features a fantastical and lovingly crafted Japanese teahouse and garden designed by Terunobu Fujimori, featuring traditional Japanese tea ceremonies throughout the exhibition run. Come and watch day turn to night in the gallery space as part of this full sensory experience.

The Japanese House is the centrepiece of the UK’s first major exhibition exploring Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War, a period which has consistently produced some of the most influential and ground-breaking examples of modern and contemporary design.

In the wake of the war, the widespread devastation of Tokyo and other Japanese cities brought an urgent need for new housing, and the single family house became the foremost site for architectural experimentation and debate. Since then, Japanese architects have used their designs to propose radical critiques of society and innovative solutions to changing lifestyles."

More details: website
Conference Cycle: FICARQ 2017
4th - 8th July 2017, Santander, Spain
DATE: 4/7/2017
"The International Film and Architecture Festival (FICARQ), organized by Producciones Dímelo A Mí S.L., is dedicated to exploring the intersections between architectural language and film language, recognized as one of the most outstanding in the international arena. In its fifth edition, from 4 to 8 July in the city of Santander, FICARQ will once again have a double official section dedicated to international fiction and documentary filmmaking, trying to explore in both cases the links with Architecture, urbanism and art direction. The official section, the information section and the special passes add up to a program of around fifty titles, complete with a series of lectures by architects, art directors, filmmakers and specialists in new technologies."

Also this year will be two workshops that study the relationship between architecture and cinema. One of them will be given by Julia del Balle (regular collaborator of the RCR study) and another Alba Domènech. The other is directed by Helia de San Nicolás and will deal with the figure of Jacques Tati through his last work Playtime. More information about the student workshops are included in a pdf below (Spanish)."

View the full conference program in pdf below (Spanish)

More info: website (Spanish)
Conference: Conversa #2: O Habitat da Modernidade [Conversation #2: The Habitat of Modernity]
26th June 2017, Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 26/6/2017
"Conversation # 2
June 26, Theme:O Habitat da Modernidade [the Habitat of Modernity], 18h00, Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva
With: Bruno Gil, Edite Rosa, Jorge Figueira, Maria Helena Maia and Pedro Baía 

These conversations are intended as a contribution to a critical reflection on two central themes in the course of Octávio Lixa Filgueiras and Portuguese Architecture: the social function of the architect and the habitat of modernity. 

In 1962, Octavio Lixa Filgueiras published the thesis that served as a basis for proof of aggregation to the School of Fine Arts of Porto, From the social function of the architect: to a theory of responsibility in a time of crossroads. More than two decades later, in 1985, the second edition was launched, with a preface by Pedro Vieira de Almeida."

This is the second conversation about the ideas of Octavio Lixa Figueiras, and is free and open to the public, space limited.

More info: website (Portuguese)
Campaign: Arquitectura por Arquitectos [Architecture by Architects]
Docomomo International supports Ordem dos Arquitectos
DATE: 23/6/2017
Docomomo International supports the campaign Arquitectura por Arquitectos [Architecture by Architects] under development by Ordem dos Arquitectos, partner of Docomomo International.

This initiative aims to fight the Law Proposal 495/XIII aiming the alteration of the Law n.31/2009 (amended and republished by the Law 40/2015) that, after decades of struggle, established that architectural projects, in Portugal, must exclusively be done by architects. At the moment, the Law Proposal 495/XIII recommends to extend this permission to civil engineers.

Docomomo International supports the efforts under development by Ordem dos Arquitectos seeking the maintenance of the Law n.31/2009.
Its modification would mean a democratic setback, a violation of the acquired rights by architects, leading to serious social, professional and cultural injustices.

Public Petition: website

Docomomo International Letter: PDF below [Portuguese]
Conference: Annual Meetings of EAAE 2017 in Bordeaux: Learning with the World
30th August - 2nd September 2017, Marché des douves, Bordeaux, France
DATE: 30/8/2017
"On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the EAAE proposes to share and discuss the teaching and research activities that European schools have developed with partners beyond Europe´s borders, and in particular in developing countries. These experiences are evidence of a new vision of international relations in which students and teachers take on the challenge of more responsible development with respect to local social and environmental contexts, in the spirit of reciprocity and whether at home or “over there”.
Through examples and testimonials, we wish to reveal the wealth of experiences and to analyse how they are progressively changing architectural practice.
Additionally taking advantage of the tenth anniversary of the listing of Bordeaux´s historic centre as a World Heritage site, the EAAE will explore how European schools of architecture have contributed to preserving UNESCO Heritage urban ensembles."

For a complete program, see pdf (below)

More info: website
Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisboa
29th June - 6th August 2017, Centro de Exposiciones SUBTE and FADU, Montevideo, Uruguay
DATE: 29/6/2017
"On June 29, the Carrilho da Graça exhibition will open in Montevideo. The exhibition will run until August 6 in two spaces of the city: the SUBTE Exhibition Center and the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism FADU of the University of the Republic (Udelar)... After its presence in Montevideo, the exhibition will continue for the Biennial of Architecture of Buenos Aires. The Carrilho da Graça:Lisboa exhibition is mainly a way of looking, illustrated through Lisbon. Through the materials presented in this unpublished retrospective, we are able to gain insight into a true theory of the territory, as stated in a plan and a general model of Lisbon. It is a theory that the lines and points that characterize the topography are at the base of human routes and settlements, and therefore of the construction of the city. "

more info: website
Conference: Cidades do Futuro – Conhecimento e clusters [Cities of the Future- Knowledge and Clusters]
26th June 2017, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Auditório 2, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 26/6/2017
On 26th June 2017, Cidades do Futuro – Conhecimento e clusters [Cities of the Future- Knowledge and Clusters] will happen at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Auditorium 2 in Lisbon, Portugal. 

The program begins with opening statements by Isabel Mota, President of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and Fernando Medina, mayor of Lisbon. This is followed by a range of presentations focusing on different aspects of cities and technology, and two panel discussions, the first focused on the city of Lisbon with panelists from Portugal and the second focusing on building global relationships with panelists from all over the world. 


A complete program of events is in the pdf below.

More details: website (Portuguese)
Conference: O Congresso da Reabilitação do Património (CREPAT) [The Congress of Heritage Rehabilitation]
29th - 30th June 2017, Sala de Atos da Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
DATE: 29/6/2017
"The rehabilitation of the heritage, which has been growing significantly in Portugal, it is a sector intrinsically linked to tourism and city management phenomena, presupposing the application of technical and scientific knowledge, with strong bases in the theories that govern Heritage today. In this context, a degree in Heritage Rehabilitation was created at the University of Aveiro and it is intended to discuss the fundamental issues surrounding these interventions. This meeting aims to bring together the national community that participates in this sector to discuss the present moment and lay the foundations for the future. O Congresso da Reabilitação do Património (CREPAT) [The Congress of Heritage Rehabilitation] will take place on 29 and 30 June, in the Hall of Acts of the University of Aveiro."

More info: website (Portuguese)
Exhibition: WE PLAY, YOU PLAY El Equipo Mazzanti
16th June - 29th September, SpazioFMG per l´Architettura, Milan, Italy
DATE: 16/6/2017
"WE PLAY, YOU PLAY is the first solo exhibition of El Equipo Mazzanti to be displayed in Italy promoted by SpazioFMG per l´Architettura on the occasion of 2017 Milan Arch Week.

Starting from June 16 to September 29 SpazioFMG gallery will transform into an interactive space to sit and play with the fundamental forms that combine the inspiring architectures designed by the Colombian practice led by Giancarlo Mazzanti. Experimenting by playing will allow personal interpretations and new compositions by each visitor making WE PLAY, YOU PLAY an ever-evolving exhibition.

El Equipo Mazzanti´s methodology will also be documented by diagrams, drawings, photos and videos focusing on the philosophy, approach and techniques behind some of the most interesting projects.Among featured Projects: El Porvenir and Timayui kindergartens in Bogotà and Santa Marta, the Fundación Pies Descalzos in Cartagena and the Marinilla Educational Park in Bogotà, as well as designsfor the new Velodrome and sports facilities for the 2010 South American Games in Medellin."

more info: website (Italian)
The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA 2017: Winner Announcement
15th June 2017, COAC, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 15/6/2017
"The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA is a biennial award organised by the COAC (Association of Architects of Catalonia) and the AADIPA (Association of Architects for the Defence and Intervention in Architectural Heritage), with the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia. This third award has maintained a high level of international participation, with Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Belgium being the best-represented countries.

The winners of the 3rd European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA were announced by the jury today at the COAC headquarters in Barcelona. The announcement of the 18 short-listed projects, from which two special mentions and four winners were chosen, was made during the 3rd International Architectural Heritage Intervention Biennial AADIPA. The awards were presented by Mr Jusèp Boya, Director General of Archives, Libraries, Museums and Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia; Mr Daniel Mòdol, Councillor for Architecture, Urban Landscape and Heritage of Barcelona City Council; Mr Albert Civit, Director of INCASOL (Catalan Land Institute); and Mr Lluís Comerón, Dean of the Association of Architects of Catalonia."

Category A) Intervention in Built Heritage: Bernardas Convent in Tavira by the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura

Category B)
Outdoor Spaces:the Caramoniña allotments project, by Abalo Alonso Architects

Category C)
Urban Planning:Special plan for the heritage protection of the ancient village of Sant Andreu del Palomar, by Joan Casadevall

Category D) Dissemination:
VerSus: Lessons of vernacular heritage in sustainable architecture, by the ESG / Escola Superior Gallaecia and Partners, coordinated by Mariana Correia

More info: website
Exhibition: California: Designing Freedom
24th May - 15th October 2017, the Design Museum, London, UK
DATE: 15/10/2017
"How did California come to have such a powerful influence on contemporary design? California: Designing Freedom explores how the ideals of the 1960s counterculture morphed into the tech culture of Silicon Valley, and how ‘Designed in California’ became a global phenomenon.

The central premise is that California has pioneered tools of personal liberation, from LSD to surfboards and iPhones. This ambitious survey brings together political posters and portable devices, but also looks beyond hardware to explore how user interface designers in the San Francisco Bay Area are shaping some of our most common daily experiences. By turns empowering, addictive and troubling, Californian products have affected our lives to such an extent that in some ways we are all now Californians."

To buy tickets: website
Exhibition: Making More of Modernism
14th June-1st September, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, London, UK
DATE: 14/6/2017
"Modernism was a hugely influential movement which continues to impact our world today. But the ideas grew from a very different global context than the one we live in today. So how can the tenets of modernism be relevant now and, more specifically, what are we preserving when we refurbish and renew modernist buildings? What challenges do designers face in turning these buildings into ´modern´ useful buildings? 

The exhibition introduces three important schemes:

The ambitious refurbishment of London’s Southbank Centre, the refurbishment and extension of the Richmond Building for the University of Bristol, and the transformation of a purpose-built 10-storey modernist laboratory tower, at the University of Edinburgh´s School of Biological Sciences."

More info: website
27 Oscar Niemeyer´s Buildings become National Historical Patrimony in Brazil
The Brazilian Ministry of Culture honors works of Oscar Niemeyer
DATE: 7/6/2017
"The Ministry of Culture has determined the tipping of 27 public works designed by the architect and urban planners Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012). The Planalto Palace, the Alvorada Palace, the National Congress, the Federal Supreme Court, the Itamaraty, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niterói, the Rio de Janeiro Sambadrome, the Ibirapuera Park Complex In São Paulo and the Tea House in Belo Horizonte. Now the preservation of all these buildings is in charge of the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage (Iphan). The decision of the Ministry of Culture ratifies the importance of Oscar Niemeyer for architecture."

More info: website (Portuguese)
Exhibition: Diálogos Macau e Rio de Janeiro: Descobrir Manuel Vincente [Macau and Rio de Janeiro Conversations: Discover Manuel Vincente]
19th June - 15th September 2017, Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil (IAB-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DATE: 15/9/2017
From 19 June to 15 September, 2017 the Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil presents the exhibition: Diálogos Macau e Rio de Janeiro: Descobrir Manuel Vincente [Macau and Rio de Janeiro Conversations:Discover Manuel Vincente].

More info: PDF below (Portuguese)
Cultural Talk:Writing (about) Lina Bo Bardi
30th June 2017, Brazil Embassy’s auditorium, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 30/6/2017
On the 30th of June 2017, the talk Writing (about) Lina Bo Bardi with Professor and Architect Zeuler Lima will happen from 6-8 pm at the Brazil Embassy´s Auditorium in Tokyo, Japan. An informal reception will follow.

"Zeuler Rocha M. de A. Lima, PhD, CAU-BR, is trained as an architect, landscape architect, and urbanist with postdoctoral education in comparative literature. Lima is the author of the acclaimed biography Lina Bo Bardi about the Italian-born Brazilian architect .Lima has served on several curatorial advisory committees, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Museu da Casa Brasileira (São Paulo), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), the Architekturmuseum (Munich), and the Johann Jacobs Museum (Zurich)."

More information: event
Debate: Closing of Victor Palla and Bento d´Almeida´s Exhibition: Arquitetura de outro tempo [Architecture of Another Time]
10th June 2017, Garagem Sul, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 10/6/2017
A closing debate of the exhibition Victor Palla and Bento d´Almeida: architecture of another time, featuring Bárbara Coutinho and Diogo Aguiar, will happen on the 10th of June 2017. 

"In the middle of the XX century, the architecture of Victor Palla and Bento d´Almeida brought new colors and rhythms for the construction of the city social spaces to Lisbon. From the snack bar with "American" counters to the dynamic geometry of the tiles, this pair of architects created a new way of working, breaking the academic sense of author´s works and providing an office capable of responding to a changing society...The originality of the work asks architects of today: what can be learned from the built forms and the ways of practice of the office of Palla and Bento d´Almeida? What lessons can be drawn at a time when the State backs off in its practice of building a city and opens space for the private order? Can the 21st century be as colorful and dynamic as the seductive forms of Palla and Bento d´Almeida´s work?"

More details: website (Portuguese)
Publication: The Melnikov House
by Pavel Kuznetsov, DOM Publishers, 2017
DATE: 7/6/2017
"The Melnikov House, a building designed by architect Konstantin Melnikov in Moscow for himself and his family (1927–1929), is an icon of the architectural avant-garde. The house was originally built as an experimental cylindrical house to test Konstantin Melnikov’s very own concept for the mass construction of housing. The original layout, elegant spatial arrangement and ingenious engineering techniques have made this masterpiece world famous.

This book gives a detailed account of its creation and history right through the 20th century, the transitional state from residential dwelling to museum, and the house´s current condition while still awaiting an in-depth survey and conservation work."

More information: website
Exhibition: Pop-Up Chess Palace
22nd-25th June 2017, ZK/U(Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik), Berlin, Germany
DATE: 22/6/2017
"´Chess palace´ may sound unusual in the Western European context. However, it was a common idea in the Soviet Union, where chess was widely played in its pioneer palaces, cultural houses and workers´ clubs [...] In the 1970s, in addition to the existing chess clubs, the special palaces were created for chess – not in the centre though, but in the peripheral Soviet republics of Georgia, Armenia and Belarus. These buildings are distinguished by their striking architecture, sophisticated design and intelligent placement into the urban environment.

The exhibition Pop-Up Chess Palace explores the social and architectural utopia of these places. The archive material shows how the belief in an egalitarian idea and in the potential of modernist architecture has shaped the appearance and the interior design of the chess palaces. In their works, contemporary artists portray different aspects of chess and point out ideological implications of the past and the present.

Through her work, Nino Sekhniashvili deals with the interconnection of luck and destiny. Naili Vakhania embraces the game of state ideologies and its appearance in the cityscape of Tbilisi. Aleksander Komarov recalls the mass media echo of the longest chess championship, the match between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov in 1984[...] In her cinematic portrait, Magdalena Pieta shows the present life and the drill of the Chess City Elista, the capital of the Russian Republic of Kalmykia, built in 1998. Tatia Skhirtladze examines the emancipatory role of four Georgian female chess masters, who dominated the chess world for decades and kept the title of World Chess Championship in Georgia from 1962 to 1991. In the video work of Lasha Kabanashvili, the history of Tbilisi Chess Palace and Alpine Club is played back through its glorious past and successive challenges. In their photographic work, Atu Gelovani and Lado Lomitashvili also devote themselves to the Georgian masterpiece. Their attention for details shows both the subdued beauty of the building and the difficulties of its use today.

The exhibition Pop-Up Chess Palace, in the framework of the German-Georgian friendship year, focuses on Tbilisi Chess Palace and Alpine Club - architecturally the most demanding and ambitious one among these palaces. However, the conflicts of current use are also addressed. Accordingly, the curators of the exhibition question how to generally deal with the unique features of the modernist socialist architecture and how the ideal content of these buildings can be lived today.

Culinary and film programs accompany the exhibition.
And, of course, chess should be played in the temporary chess palace!"

For further info, please contact: popupchesspalace@gmail.com

AIA Declaration on Landmark Paris Agreement
DATE: 1/6/2017
"The undersigned professional organizations, representing the world´s architects, express their full and continuing commitment to designing a sustainable world and to achieving goals of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate.
Urban areas account for more than 70 percent of global energy consumption and CO2 emissions, mainly from buildings. Architects embrace the responsibility to design buildings and communities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions; foster healthier environments; protect and enhance natural resources; provide clean air and water; protect people from the impacts of climate change; and create sustainable, equitable and healthy communities for everyone.
Following through on our collective commitments to reducing greenhouse gases will help to alleviate the clear perils faced by our planet and its inhabitants. We will not accept a future in which rising sea levels destroy more communities; where devastating natural disasters become the norm; where future generations face greater risk of drought; and where disease and poverty are exacerbated by the extreme impacts of a changing climate.
The landmark Paris Agreement maps the way to a sustainable future. We are doing our part and will carry on. That is the underpinning of the 2050 Imperative, adopted by the International Union of Architects at its World Congress in Durban, South Africa. This 2014 accord commits the world architecture community to implementing carbon efficient design strategies and renewable systems.
The architecture community adopted the 2050 Imperative as a clear message of support for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to show that architects are committed to a sustainable and equitable future. Today, that commitment is stronger than ever.
In large metropolises and small towns around the world, architects are working with their clients to design buildings and communities that use appropriate resources, protect the public from harm, and improve the quality of life. We reaffirm our commitment to designing a better world for all."

Thomas Vonier, AIA President
The American Institute of Architects
Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Anniversary
8th June 2017
DATE: 8/6/2017
"This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of the prolific American architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright. Born on June 8, 1867, Wright designed more than a thousand structures during a career that shaped the country’s architectural and cultural identity. To commemorate the milestone, historic Wright sites, museums and hotels are celebrating with special events, new exhibitions and anniversary packages."

More details: website
10 years of Lisbon Triennale
31st May 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 31/5/2017
The Lisbon Triennale was born 10 years ago, on 31st May 2007. Its first public event was on 31 May 2007 at the Portuguese Pavillion, design by Siza Vieira. 

"The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is a non-profit association whose mission is to research, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. It holds a major forum every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture across geographic and disciplinary boundaries. The first Triennale, "Urban Voids" took place in 2007 with a programme of international exhibitions, competitions and conferences drawing 52,000 visitors and participants. In 2010, its second edition "Let’s Talk About Houses" consolidated the Triennale’s presence in the circuit of events devoted to architecture with an estimated 154,000 attendees. Now, from its new headquarters in the Sinel de Cordes Palace, where a creative cluster is being established, the Triennale organizes as well "Intervalo", a programme which happens between each edition of the Triennale event.
The Lisbon Architecture Triennale was distinguished in its three editions (2007,  2010 and 2013) with the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic and since 2010, it was also awarded the status of Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Culture."

More details: website
Exhibition: Educating Architects: Four Courses by Kenneth Frampton
31st May - 24th September 2017, Octagonal Gallery, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montréal, Canada
DATE: 24/9/2017
"The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents the exhibition Educating Architects: Four Courses by Kenneth Frampton in the Octagonal Gallery from 31 May to 24 September 2017. The exhibition is curated by Kim Förster, Associate Director, Research, CCA. 

The archive of architectural historian and critic Kenneth Frampton recently arrived at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. As a first step in providing access to this body of work, this exhibition asks how an archive of history, theory, and criticism can inform our understanding of architectural practice today. Structured around the syllabi from four core courses in history, theory, and design, the exhibition illustrates Frampton’s multi-generational impact on the landscape of architecture education. Encompassing drawings, models, photographs, proposals, papers, lectures, slide shows, essays, monographs, letters, and autobiographical documents, the exhibition highlights how his pedagogical methods and concerns were instrumental in shaping the discipline and profession of architecture internationally."

More details: webisite
Exhibition: Mies and Stirling Circling the Square
8th March - 25th June 2017, The Architecture Gallery, RIBA, London, UK
DATE: 25/6/2017
"In spring 2017 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) presents a major new exhibition, Mies van der Rohe + James Stirling: Circling the Square, offering a renewed examination of two iconic architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London. Commissioned by architectural patron and developer Lord Peter Palumbo, Mies van der Rohe’s unrealised Mansion House Square project will be explored alongside its built successor, James Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates’ newly listed No. 1 Poultry.
Presented together for the first time, the exhibition offers a unique opportunity to draw comparisons between the design methods of two of the most highly recognised architects of the 20th century, and to trace the continuity in purpose and approach that unites two seemingly dissimilar architectural creations.
The design history of the two schemes spans three decades of the mid-20th century, a highly transitional period in the history of architecture where the movements and influences of pop art, high modernism and postmodernism co-existed and collided. Intended to replace an eclectic block of listed buildings, both schemes became subjects of passionate debate, and high-profile inquiries. This debate distracted attention from the architectural ideas and ambitions of both architects and patron."

More details: website + website
Online Catalog: Collection of Paintings of the Marques da Silva Foundation
DATE: 22/5/2017
"The Catalog of the Collection of Paintings of the Marques da Silva Foundation can now be consulted online. Taking the title "From the portrait to the landscape", he presents 118 works by Marques da Silva throughout his life, framed by the research carried out by Artur Vasconcelos, which is his work, and a preface by Raquel Henriques da Silva. 

The paintings, mostly exemplified by Portuguese naturalism, are organized in chronological order of the authors represented, where the architect José Marques da Silva himself is enrolled as a water-bearer. Portrait, Landscape, Experience of Atelier and Representation of the Sacred were the denominators proposed to create a cartography of this collection, strongly marked by the artistic taste, affections and affinities woven by its collector, and thus support its reading, contributing to a better understanding . 

In this Catalog you can find works by more expectant authors such as Marques de Oliveira, Veloso Salgado or Abel Cardoso, as well as some surprises, such as Malhoa, Heitor Cramez, Sousa Pinto or works by the sisters Aurelia and Sofia de Sousa."

Online Catalog: website
Exhibition: Pier Luigi Nervi and Australia: Outback Modernism
6th-16th June 2017, QV1 Building foyer, 250 St Georges Terrace Perth, Australia
DATE: 6/6/2017
Between 6th and 16th June 2017 it will be held the exhibition Pier Luigi Nervi and Australia: Outback Modernism at QV1 Building foyer, 250 St Georges Terrace Perth, Australia.

"Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979), Italy’s most influential modern architect-engineer, is internationally renowned for his use of curving concrete forms, soaring arches and V- or Y-profiles.
This exhibition showcases Nervi’s most prominent works for the first time in Western Australia, highlighting the unbuilt New Norcia Cathedral scheme and his collaborative contributions to Harry Seidler’s projects.
Curated and organized by Dr Annette Condello, SOBE Curtin University with the Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association, Brussels, and Cristiana Chiorino, ComunicArch Associates, Turin."

More details: website
Vacancy Announcement: Director-General for the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)
25th June 2017, 12:00 am (CET)
DATE: 25/6/2017
"ICCROM is looking for a new Director-General (DG). The DG will report to the ICCROM Council and will lead approx. 40 multinational staff from its headquarters in Rome.

As our new DG you will demonstrate strong transformative capacity to shape ICCROM for the future; increasing its impact and visibility by delivering state of the art training programs, advocacy and dissemination of knowledge to member states and heritage communities.

You will focus on world concerns for cultural heritage, promoting effective disaster risk management strategies in situations of conflict, providing innovative effective responses to emerging issues and pioneering new approaches to the conservation of cultural heritage.

You will build a stronger global network working closely with allied organizations, implementing a clear vision and mission for the organization, assuring effective and efficient operational and financial performance and accountability of ICCROM, increasing its reputation and attracting the strongest talents in the field of cultural heritage.

You will motivate and engage our staff in achieving better results working closely with our administration and our specialists to strengthen credibility, responsiveness and professional development, ensuring successful fundraising activities to support the mission of ICCROM.

In order to succeed you should hold a University degree (master´s or doctorate) in a field relevant to the position and have min. 10 years’ international experience in the field of conservation of cultural heritage, museum management or academic leadership. You should have min. 5 years’ experience in the direction of an institution of size and scope comparable to ICCROM, including human and financial resources, project management and the
organization of fundraising campaigns. You should have an excellent knowledge of English and French, or willingness to actively improve French language skills. Knowledge of Italian is an asset.

You should demonstrate a high level of credibility in the field of cultural heritage and an ability to lead and motivate in an international setting. You should also demonstrate excellent judgment and the ability to take the right decisions knowing when, and how to delegate effectively. You should have strong analytical, interpersonal and inter- cultural skills  and you should be able to demonstrate a strong motivation for the conservation of cultural property.

In return ICCROM offers you a possibility of joining a highly challenging international working environment, which will provide considerable room for manoeuvre and for creating an impact, stimulating your professional and individual development. You will be appointed for a maximum duration of six years at the grade equivalent to the Director (D2) level of the United Nations Compensation and Classification Scale."

More details: PDF below
International Workshop: Territories of Faith. Religion, Urban Planning and Demographic Change in Post-War Europe 1945-1975
3rd-4th July 2017, Leuven, Belgium
DATE: 3/7/2017
"The research group Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past (ARP) of KU Leuven and KADOC, the Documentation and Research Centre on Religion, Culture and Society of KU Leuven, are organizing an international workshop on religion, urban planning and demographic change in post-war Europe. The workshop is part of the PhD project entitled Catholic Territories in a Suburban Landscape: Religion and Urbanization in Belgium, 1945-1975. The workshops aims to offer new insights in how organized religion manages and marks its presence within a given territory."

More details: PDF below
2nd workshop European Year of Cultural Heritage
24th June 2017, Mechelen, Belgium
DATE: 24/6/2017
"E-FAITH has been appointed as a member of the EU stakeholders committee for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH). We are able to advise the departments of the European Commission on various aspects of EYCH2018, not the less on the approach and the position of the industrial heritage within this year.
It is thus important to formulate strong concepts and ideas for next year, to make sure that the industrial heritage should get a prominent position in EYCH.

In January we already organised a first workshop in Barcelona, resulting in a lot of ideas and proposals.
We now are going to organise a follow-up workshop in Belgium, at the end of June
So:
Block the date - we will have a second workshop to prepare the industrial heritage programme for 2018 European Cultural Heritage Year on Saturday June 24th in Mechelen (Belgium)
We have booked a meeting room at the brewery "Het Anker" - a brewery that recently was awarded an ´Industriana´-label."

More details: website
Internationale Städteforum Graz [International Graz City Forum]
22nd-24th June 2017, Graz, Austria
DATE: 22/6/2017
A report from the ORF report recently pointed out that more and more intact Wilhelminian era buildings are falling victim to the demolition of the demolition site because of possible liability issues for long stairs without interposing, Stairs, low parapets etc. can not be clarified in legal terms. In any case, because of their historical architectural language, the buildings, which make up a large part of the Austrian building stock and are essential for the aesthetic impression of our historical city and village cores, do not correspond to the current OIB guidelines, standards, etc. 

The OIB guidelines, which are taken over by the federal states as construction engineering regulations, are based on the new building. However, as soon as changes are made, they are also valid for the historic structure, exceptions being allowed only for listed buildings. In Austria, however, only 1.6% of the entire building stock is under monument protection. For these buildings, there are explicit legal exceptions which aim to preserve the cultural and architectural value of the monuments. They do not have to adapt to the given norms and technical values, but merely to approximate themselves. However, such deviations need consensus with the building authority. 

But what about all the other historical buildings that make our cities and places so distinctive and create identity? Do you have to give up your building cultural requirements in terms of energy efficiency, accessibility, fire protection, safety regulations, etc. in order to be able to be managed? 

Do the owners ask the resignation to the building demolition to fit into the legal corset with a new building? Or vice versa: does not the obligation to comply with such rules sometimes provide a welcome argument for speculatively motivated demolition? And finally, apodictic prescriptions can be fulfilled without loss of design quality by the courage to create creative "special solutions" and the willingness to take the risk.

The ISG Symposium 2017 casts a critical look at the problem in June. From the analysis of the problem to aspects of the conservation of historic buildings and the renovation of the old town, we will try to address the questions of a practical approach from a European point of view and invite you to participate. 

The excursion takes us to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Graz´s Old Town and to the oldest Cistercian monastery of the world, the Stift Rein. Finally we enjoy the view from the Pleschkogel to the Steirerland north of Graz!

More details: PDF below [german]
San Francisco Design Week
14th-22nd June 2017, San Francisco
DATE: 14/6/2017
"San Francisco Design Week, celebrating its 10th edition, is one of the world´s most innovative design destinations, a vibrant week-long think tank spotlighting San Francisco´s design community with over 200 events from 60 plus partners.

From tech inventions to culture changing products, human centered design, emerging fashion to international architecture, San Francisco Design Week is an opportunity to experience the regions unique design talents, impact and innovations. From household products you use in your home and car to tech you wear or carry in your pocket, San Francisco is a hub of innovation like no other. We’ll discuss, debate, explore, celebrate and showcase San Francisco’s broad influence on the design world and beyond."

More details: website
San Francisco Design Week: Opening Night Reception
14th June 2017, The Hub at Pier 27, San Francisco, United States
DATE: 14/6/2017
"Join the kick-off party at Pier 27 with live entertainment by beatbox virtuoso Butterscotch, followed by a day of programming. The event is a celebration of the region´s graphic arts, fashion, product, user interface, interior design and architecture. The rest of the week: design talks, workshops, exhibitions and happy hours pop-up at venues around the Bay Area, bringing the region´s diversity of design disciplines to life.

Experience a designer´s life through interactive exhibits and installations, as well as a musical performance by the extraordinary virtuoso Butterscotch, who became the world´s first female beatbox champion.

Opening night highlights include a virtual reality exhibit by LOCZIdesign and Heavy Projects; a custom installation by Airbnb; and "Designing Rituals" workshop by IDEO U."

More details: website
Publication: Marcenaria Baraúna: Móvel como Arquitetura [Baraúna Carpentry: Mobile as Architecture]
by Mina W. Hugerth, Frederico Duarte, Ethel Leon e Mariana Wilderom, Editora Olhares, 2017
DATE: 30/5/2017
After completing 30 years of activities, Barauna Marcenaria has its work published in a book by Editora Olhares and now has exclusive commercial representation of dpot for its line furniture.

Estudio Baraúna, in Vila Madalena, continues to develop new products and special projects to order, continuing its history. And the production of the furniture continues being carried out in the workshops of Rua do Bosque.

More details: Facebook event [portuguese]
Bolsa de Investigação, CuCa_RE: Cure and Care_the rehabilitation
IST, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 2/6/2017
Encontra-se aberto concurso para a atribuição de uma Bolsa de Investigação no âmbito do projeto de I&D CuCa_RE: Cure and Care_the rehabilitation, relativo aos equipamentos de saúde construídos em Portugal no século XX.
O trabalho será desenvolvido no Instituto Superior Técnico, sob a orientação científica da Professora Ana Tostões.

Para mais informações consultar:
http://ist-id.pt/files/sites/43/bl105-ist-id.pdf


Photo: Instituto Português de Oncologia. Lisboa. 1927-1948. Cristino da Silva: Pavilhão A (1927) e B (1930); Carlos Ramos: Pavilhão do Rádio (1933); Walter Diestel e Tavares Cardoso: Escola de Enfermeiras (1944) e Bloco Hospitalar (1948). © Biblioteca de Arte. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.Fotografia Mário Novais.
Publication: Escritos de Víctor Pérez Escolano. Sinuosidades de un Itinerario nunca Interrumpido
by Carlos García Vázquez and Mar Loren-Méndez (coord.), Editorial Universidad de Sevilla, 2017
DATE: 25/5/2017
With this publication, the Universidad de Sevilla pays tribute to the research academic legacy of Victor Perez Escolano, Professor of history, theory and architectonic composition at the Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla. FAMA Award from the same university, the book comprises, in 11 thematic chapters, Víctor Pérez Escolano´s exceptional professional and academic itinerary, which claims, at every step, the architect´s research mission, his commitment to the teaching career and a decision of public vocation.

His career has opened new paths, not previously covered by the architectural research and is, today, an essential reference in the architecture history. This publication gathers testimonies of Spanish and international institutions and the recognition of those who are fortunate to learn, investigate and work with Victor Perez Escolano.

The presentation of the book, published by the Editorial Universidad de Sevilla and coordinated by Carlos García Vázquez and Mar Loren-Méndez, took place on May 25, 2017 at the Universidad de Sevilla.

Translated from the Publisher.

More details: website.
EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards
15th May 2017, St. Michael’s Church, Turku, Finland
DATE: 15/5/2017
The winners of the 2017 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were celebrated this evening during a high-profile event at St. Michael’s Church in Turku, Finland. Maestro Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, and Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, co-hosted the European Heritage Awards Ceremony. They announced and presented the 7 Grand Prix and the Public Choice Award, chosen from among the 29 winning achievements of this year.

The 7 Grand Prix laureates, selected by an independent jury of experts and entitled to receive €10,000 each, are:

Category Conservation
▪ Baroque Complex and Gardens in Kuks, Hradec Králové Region, CZECH REPUBLIC
▪ The King’s Road across Filefjell, NORWAY
▪ Cultural Palace, in Blaj, Transylvania, ROMANIA
▪ Roof for the Ruins of the Monastery of San Juan,Burgos, SPAIN
Category Research
▪ Bosch Research and Conservation Project, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, THE NETHERLANDS
Category Dedicated Service
▪ Mr. Ferdinand Meder, Zagreb, CROATIA
Category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising
▪ Centre of Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, CYPRUS

The Public Choice Award, which is in its sixth edition, goes to Mr. Zoltán Kallós, who has devotedly compiled collections of music, dance, storytelling and crafts of the Hungarian, Romanian, Saxon and Roma communities of Transylvania in Romania for over 70 years. It is the first time that an accomplishment in the category Dedicated Service to Heritage obtains the highest number of votes. 11,500 people voted for their favourite heritage achievements in Europe via an online poll conducted by Europa Nostra.

During the ceremony, the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were presented to 29 winners from 18 countries taking part in the EU’s Creative Europe programme. In addition, two exemplary projects from Switzerland and Turkey, European countries that are not participating in that programme, also received a Europa Nostra Award.

More details: website
EU Mies Award 2017: Winners
DATE: 12/5/2017
"Brussels, May 12, 2017 - At a press conference held today in Brussels the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the winners of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2017. DeFlat Kleiburg in Amsterdam is the 2017 Winner of Prize. The architects are NL architects and XVW architectuur and the client Kondor WesselsVastgoed. DeFlat is an innovative renovation of one of the biggest apartment buildings in The Netherlands called Kleiburg, a bend slab with 500 apartmentsin Amsterdam’s Bijlmermeer neighbourhood. Consortium DeFlat rescued the building from the wrecking ball by turning it into a "Klusflat", meaning that the inhabitants renovate their apartments by themselves. NL architects were awarded the Emerging Architect Prize of the EU Mies Award in 2005 for their work BasketBar in Utrecht. The 2017 Emerging Architect Prize has been awarded to the Brussels studios MSA/V+ for the work NAVEZ - 5 social units at the northern entrance of Brussels, a housing project that fulfills the double ambition of the local authorities: to represent the urban revalidation scheme with a landmark at the entrance of the city and to provide exemplary apartments for large families. The client is the City of Schaerbeek. The two awarded projects have been chosen from a list of 355 works from 36 European countries. Five finalists were selected and visited by the Jury: Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Katyn Museum in Warsaw, DeFlat Kleiburg in Amsterdam, Kannikegården in Ribe and Ely Court in London, accompanied by the authors of the works, who also gave lectures open to the public."

More details: PDF below
Exhibition: Ingenieros y Arquitectos Italianos en Colombia [Italian Engineers and Architects in Colombia]
23rd -26th May 2017, Castello del Valentino, Torino, Italy
DATE: 23/5/2017
"The exhibition presents the work of numerous Italian engineers and architects working in Colombia from the sixteenth to the middle of the 20th century, observing how Italian culture has interacted with the local one.
An historic review is proposed by analyzing the works of those who have developed and made important projects in Colombia, in particular the contribution of Antonelli engineers, Jesuit Giovan Battista Coluccini of Lucca, Serafin Barbetti, Florentine architect Pietro Cantini, Gaetano Lignarolo In the city of Cali, by Giovanni Buscaglione with works in several Colombian cities, as well as by more modern engineers such as Victor Morgante, Gaetano di Terlizzi, Bruno Violi, Angiolo Mazzoni Del Grande and Domenico Parma.
This initiative aims at strengthening the intercultural dialogue between Italy and Colombia and is part of the activities proposed in the internationalization project funded by the Compagnia San Paolo Torino, The culture of the city / La cultura de la ciudad between the Politecnico di Torino , The Universidad de Los Andes and the Pontifical Universidad Javeriana of Bogota."

More details: PDF below [italian]
Call for Applications: Advanced Studies Course in Architectural Heritage
2nd May - 2nd June 2017, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 2/6/2017
"The 1st call for applications to the 5th edition of the Advanced Studies Course in Architectural Heritage (CEAPA), promoted by the Faculty of Architecture - University of Porto (FAUP) and coordinated by Professor Rui Fernandes Póvoas, are open between 2 May and 2 June, 2017.  For the second phase, applications must be submitted bewteen 17 and 31 August 2017. Applications must be submitted with the specific application form available on FAUP website.

The advanced studies course in Architectural Heritage is a FAUP initiative that aims to provide specific post-graduate training (Bologna third cycle level) in the field of restoration, conservation and rehabilitation of architectural heritage. This course has a duration of one year and will be taught on a part-time basis, during daytime. The syllabus is much related to the current doctoral program at the Faculty of Architecture, as part of a studies profile in the field of Architectural Heritage, which was established in the academic year of 2012 -2015. 

The teaching staff includes researchers in various domains within the programme´s key scientific field, from different Portuguese universities (FAUP, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto - FEUP; Centro de investigação em Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design - CIAUD, da Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa - FA-ULisboa; Departamento de Engenharia Civil/Universidade de Aveiro e Universidade Católica Portuguesa) and foreign universities (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi Roma Tre). 

This Advanced Studies Course counts also with several guest lecturers from various Portuguese institutions such as the 
Ministry of Culture, the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC) and the Portuguese Professional Association of Conservation and Restoration.

Design Architectural Methodologies, Research Seminar, Theory and History, Construction Technologies and Heritage Management are the practical and theoretical components of the study plan for CEAPA. 

This programme is primarily intended for graduates in Architecture, whose basic training is considered particularly appropriate for their frequency. Professional areas targeted are those traditionally related with research, architectural design project and other related areas such as engineering, archeology, conservation and restoration, etc., of both the public and private sector." 

Key dates
First Stage: 2nd May - 2nd June 2017
Second Stage: 17th -31st August 2017

More details: website

Expressions of Interest: Co-editors, The Journal of Architecture
DATE: 22/5/2017
The Editorial Board of The Journal of Architecture is seeking expressions of interest to fill two co-editor positions. These positions have been newly established as a consequence of The Journal?s growth. Expressions are sought from established architectural academics with strong scholarly track records, and who are keen to contribute to the development of architecture through the publication of high-quality research and scholarly inquiry. Joint expressions are also welcomed from editors who would undertake the role as a team of two.

The Role of co-editor
The co-editors would become members of the editorial board, working closely with the editor in chief and the executive editor to produce each issue of The Journal.

The role involves:
- Calling upon and further developing an extensive network of academics and scholars internationally in order to maintain high-quality peer review, and to reinforce The Journal?s reputation as a leading publication in the field
- Evaluating submitted papers and organising The Journal?s peer review process (via the Scholar One content management system) on a day-to-day basis
- Managing individual papers through the peer review, revision and approval process, offering detailed editorial feedback, and working with authors to achieve timely publication
- Soliciting and evaluating proposals for special issues, and working with guest editors to steer these issues through the peer review and revision process to publication
- Promoting The Journal and encouraging high-quality submissions by being active in the field, including in scholarly conferences and forums
- Attending editorial board meetings and taking an active role in the development of The Journal

While the week-to-week workload of the role will vary, each co-editor would need to commit around five hours per week to the role. A modest honorarium is paid by The Journal?s proprietor as a recognition of this time commitment, and to defray costs associated with the role. There is an expectation that the co-editors would receive acknowledgement and in-kind support from their employing institutions to carry out the role. It is expected, also, that the co-editors would make every effort to attend in person at least one of The Journal?s bi-annual editorial board meetings in London. Videoconferencing would also be available if attendance in person were not possible.

Submitting an Expression of Interest
Expressions of interest should include a full CV, a statement of interest in the role, and names and addresses of two academic referees. Candidates are expected to be established academics in the field of architecture, and should demonstrate a strong track record of significant publications, and experience in working collegially to deliver outcomes such as events, symposia or publications.

Expressions of interest should be emailed to Charles Rice (charles.rice@uts.edu.au<mailto:charles.rice@uts.edu.au>) by Monday 22 May 2017. Interviews will take place in London in the second half of June 2017. For those outside London videoconferencing will be utilised. Successful candidates will be expected to commence the role from January 2018.

About The Journal
The Journal of Architecture is the peer-reviewed, scholarly journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Established by Allen Cunningham and Peter Gibbs-Kennet in 1995, The Journal was initially published by E&FN Spon and then by Routledge from 2001 onwards. Over this time, The Journal has established itself internationally as the pre-eminent peer-reviewed journal for research and scholarship across a broad range of architectural topics. Since 2016, The Journal has published eight issues and approximately 1400 pages annually. The Journal is included in key indexes such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Scopus, and has been ranked at the top of journal ranking lists worldwide.
Call for Papers: Constructing an Urban Future: The Sustainability and Resilience of Cities? Infrastructures, Communities and Architectures
18th-19th March 2018, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
DATE: 1/12/2017
"In 2014 the World Urbanization Prospects published by the United Nations identified that we had already crossed the tipping point at which the majority of the peoples of the world live in cities. By 2050 it is expected to be 66 per cent of the world’s population. Already in many parts of the world, urban living is the dominant mode of existence. In South America, 76 percent of people are urbanized. In the United States, the world’s most resource consuming nation, over 80 percent of the population is urban. In places like Singapore and Hong Kong the figures suggest total urban saturation, with 100 percent of people living in urbanized areas. These figures go hand in hand with general population growth in the developing world, with 90 percent of the increase found in Asia and Africa.

What this means for how we design and build the habitation centers of the future is fundamental. The homes we live may need to change as the density of life increases; our places of work may need rethinking as the home to work commute becomes impossible; minimizing the environmental impacts of travel in denser and expanded cities will be essential; the planning of infrastructures to supply basic needs such as water will be on the agenda; energy consumption in both the domestic and industrial sectors needs control.


Not only are these problems complex due to the interconnected nature of every issue at play, they are further complicated by the diverse scenarios we need to consider from a global perspective. What works in the already developed cities of the global north, with freezing winter conditions, dense living patterns and high personal energy consumption is very different to the needs of the desert conditions of some countries in the global south, with minimal carbon footprints today, ample land for future development, and the forces of urbanisation only now emerging.

This conference embraces this complexity and the need to bring minds, disciplines, researchers and professionals together, rethinking the range of interconnected issues involved in the sustainability and reliance of our urban environments."

Key dates
Abstract Submissions: 1st December 2017
Abstract Feedback: 15th December 2017
Registration Closes: 1st February 2018
Conference:1 8th-19th March 2018
Full Paper Submissions (where applicable): 15th May 2018
Feedback for publication: 15th June 2018
Publication of Full papers: 1st October 2018

More details: website
Lecture: SDGs Transforming Our World: A New Approach to Global Issues
13th June 2017, International House of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 13/6/2017
On 13th June 2017 Kanie Norichika (Professor, Keio University) will present the lecture SDGs Transforming Our World: A New Approach to Global Issues at International House of Japan, Tokyo, Japan.

"The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals approved in 2015, such as decreasing air pollution and food waste, propose a new way of global governance. SDGs have 17 goals and 169 targets to pursue towards 2030 and there are no rules how to achieve them. This new approach looks rough but it actually is unique in a way well-adapted to today’s world. In this lecture, Professor Kanie will explain their unique structure and analyze how they will affect our economy and diplomacy."

More details: website
UIA Round Table: 11th Round Table Europe
10th November 2017, Marriott Grand Place Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 10/11/2017
"The UIA cordially invites you to its Associations Round Table Europe 2017.
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 Europe will take place Friday 10 November in Brussels. Please join us!"

More details: website
2018 SAH Publication Awards
Deadline July 1, 2017
DATE: 1/7/2017
"The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting nominations for its 2018 Publication Awards. The program includes five awards that will be presented at the Society´s 2018 Annual International Conference (Saint Paul, MN, April 18-22). The deadline to submit is Monday, July 1, 2017.

Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award: Presented for distinguished scholarship by a North American author in the history of architecture

Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award: Presented for excellence in published exhibition catalogues

Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award: Presented for an outstanding publication devoted to historical issues in the preservation field

Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award: Presented for distinguished scholarship in the history of landscape architecture or garden design

Spiro Kostof Book Award: Presented for work that focuses on urbanism and architecture and provides the greatest contribution to our understanding of historical development and change."

More details: website
Iconic Houses Lecture Tour - The Weizmann House
8th-12th May 2017, Oslo, Cologne, Rotterdam and Brno
DATE: 8/5/2017
"The Iconic Houses Lecture 2017 takes place in Oslo, Cologne, Rotterdam and Brno on 8, 9, 11 and 12 May respectively. Following the success of our previous Iconic Houses lecture tours in Europe, we are proud to announce that our 2017 series features architect Tal Eyal, who gives a fascinating account of her restoration of the Weizmann House in Rehovot, Israel."

Lecture Schedule

The tour has been arranged with the cooperation of Het Nieuwe Instituut in the Netherlands, Villa Tugendhat in Czech Republic and Villa Stenersen in Norway. The Ungers Archive for Architectural Research is organizing the lecture at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Germany. In collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut and kindly supported by the Embassy of Israel in The Netherlands.

Oslo, Monday 8 May, 7 pm
At Villa Stenersen.
Cologne, Tuesday 9 May, 7 pm
At the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum.
Rotterdam, Thursday 11 May, 7:30 pm
At Het Nieuwe Instituut, Room 1. Guests can have a Thursday Bite (€ 7,50) at the museum café before the talk begins at 6:30pm. Both lecture and film are free.
Brno, Friday 12 May, 7 pm
At Villa Tugendhat.

More details: website
UIA Round Table: 5th Round Table Asia-Pacific
21st-22nd September 2017, Le Méridien Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand
DATE: 21/9/2017
"The UIA cordially invites you to its Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2017.
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 Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Please join us!"

More details: website
Publication: Parigi e Baudelaire. Letteratura, Arti e Critica nella Città Moderna
by Antonio Pizza, Edizione Unicopli, 2017
DATE: 15/5/2017
"Among the numerous works of Charles Baudelaire (poetry, prose, literary and artistic criticism, journalism) there are many contributions in which the centrality of topics dear to the modernity of the nineteenth century is felt. And if modernity becomes, according to the author´s own definitions, an ambiguous territory and little subject to peremptory categorical attributes, it can still be regarded as one of its most apparent and contradictory manifestations, precisely the "city"; And, more specifically, Paris, the great capital of the second half of the nineteenth century. Baudelaire and Paris form one; And it is not simply about the active intrusion of urban themes in the crucible of creation, as to the importance of an inextricable correspondence between the two domains: on the one hand, the desperate urban agglomeration of the present and, on the other, its inevitable transfiguration artistic."

More details: website [italian] + PDF below [italian]
Open Call: Arquiteturas’17 — 5th International Film Festival
11th-15th October 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 1/6/2017
"Arquiteturas [Architectures], the film festival where architecture plays the main role, returns to Lisbon from 11th to 15th October and will be dedicated to the theme "Let´s Get Physical". Until 1st June, applications are open for the international open call, which will select films from Portuguese and foreign filmmakers, artists and other creators to join the competition and the poster of the 2017 edition of the festival."

Key dates
Deadline for submissions: 1st June 
Films selected: 1st July 
Awarding of Prizes: 15th October (closing of the festival) 

More details: website
Call for Papers: MoMoWo: 3rd International Conference-Workshop
2nd-4th October 2017, Historical Building, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
DATE: 31/5/2017
"We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the 3rd MoMoWo International Conference-Workshop  ‘Women Designer, Architects and Civil Engineers between 1969 and 1989’ that will be held at University of Oviedo, Spain (Historical Building)  between October 3-4, 2017.

This conference-workshop is an academic event of Politecnico di Torino, Universidade Europeia, University of Oviedo, Vrije University, France Stele Institute of Art History, University of Grenoble Alpes, Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione, partners of European MoMoWo Project, Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of European Union)."

Key dates
Deadline for abstracts: 31st May 2017
Conference-Workshop: 2nd-4th October 2017

More details: website + PDF below
Call for Papers: European Architectural History Network Tallin 2018
13th - 16th June 2018, National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
DATE: 30/9/2018
"Abstracts are invited for the fifth European Architectural History Network International Meeting, in Tallinn, June 2018. Please submit your abstract by 30 September 2017 to one of the sessions and round tables listed below. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted straight to the session convenor(s). Include your name, affiliation, title of paper or position, a C.V. of no more than five pages, home and work addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. 

Sessions will consist of either five papers or of four papers and a respondent with time for questions and dialogue at the end. Each paper should take no more than 20 minutes to present. Abstracts for session presentations should define the subject and summarize the argument to be made in the presented paper. The content of that paper should be the product of well-documented original research that is primarily analytical and interpretive rather than descriptive. 

Round tables will have no more than six participants plus chairs and an extended time for dialogue, debate and discussion among participants and their public. Each discussant will have 10 minutes to present a position. Abstracts for round tables should summarize the position to be taken. 

Papers may not have been previously published, nor presented in public. Only one submission per author will be accepted. All abstracts will  be held in confidence during the selection process." 

More details: website + PDF below
International Congress: Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way?
5th - 8th July 2017, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 5/7/2017
"At a time of generalized globalization, which generates more and more miscegenation at almost every level of our existence, cultural frontiers also tend to fade substantially. This has motivated a growing reaction to defend several unique cultural heritages, considered exceptional, identifying elements with irreplaceable value from societies and collectivities that created them. However, this same globalization that began centuries ago with trade, technology, culture, politics and military exchanges between different people, increasing progressively its intensity until the present, became itself originator of a heritage created exactly in the meeting of cultures. This new transcultural heritage (or hybrid heritage) presents a whole range of different complexities that could make the safeguarding and preservation for the coming generations complicated.

Hence, all the concerned community is invited to participate in the International Congress Preserving transcultural heritage: your way or my way?, opened to academic scholars and specialist technicians, to policy makers and to all of society. The congress will take place in Lisbon, between 05 and 08 July 2017, with the organisation of the ARTIS – Institute of Art History from School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and the ICOMOS Portugal. All the researchers, specialists and other stakeholders are invited to participate in this event."

More details: website
Mediterranean Conference of Aesthetics
26th - 28th October 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 26/10/2017
"There is nothing new about associating art criticism to a state of crisis. Ever since its beginnings criticism has been either born out of crisis or a generator of crisis: a crisis of paradigms, of principles, of judgment. What is new today however is the triple configuration of our contemporary crisis:

(1) A crisis of inoperativeness and muteness: there is today an unprecedented production of program notes, exhibition guides, art books, exhibition flyers, academic database texts, a massive production that no one seems to read and with an almost irrelevant role in the discussion and configuration of the different artistic territories.

(2) Artists wish, seek, and encourage the writings about their practice, but at the same time distrust the word of criticism and perceive it as suspicion and sometimes as treason.

(3) A judgment crisis: the assessment of artworks has been superseded by new forms of confirming their artistic value that fully dispense the contribution of critical thinking. The reflection generated by the artworks has been substituted by logics of circulation (in exhibitions, biennials and triennials) and communication. Likewise, the powerful personal mythology built around certain artists produces works that are "instantaneous classics" immune to all debate, experience and criticism.

The triple crisis mandates that we think about what art criticism can still do.

In this context one should consider not only an ontological or semantic criticism but also a critical practice that extends to artistic production and exhibition. It is required that we look for the meaning of criticism in public space, in the connection to other epistemological realms such as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and curatorship, among other discourses."

More details: website
Call for Volunteers: SAH 2017 Glasgow Conference
DATE: 6/6/2017
"Volunteer signup is now open for SAH´s 2017 Annual International Conference. Every year, we have a number of dedicated and enthusiastic local volunteers who assist us in welcoming the conference´s 500+ participants. There numerous opportunities for volunteering at the conference including staffing the registration desk, monitoring paper sessions and roundtables, and other tasks. We also need volunteers to help with tour-check in and assist the tour leader, which means you get to participate in the tour for free. 

Are you registered for the SAH Glasgow conference? Volunteers who complete 6 or more hours of volunteering are eligible to receive a 50% reimbursement of their conference registration fee. (This does not include the SAH membership fee or any tours or events for which you have registered.) SAH will complete reimbursements to those who complete 6 or more hours of volunteering by July 1, 2017.  Have limited time and don’t plan to attend the entire conference? Just signup for the opportunities you would like. We welcome all participation at any level, no matter your time commitment."

Signup sheet: webite
SAH Glasgow Seminar: Making and Re-Making Glasgow: Heritage and Sustainability
10th June 2017, Mackintosh Queen´s Cross, Glasgow, Scotland
DATE: 10/6/2017
"The SAH Glasgow Seminar is part of the 70th Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, which takes place in Glasgow June 7-11. The Seminar is open to the public and will bring together speakers, conference delegates, and local residents in conversation about the ways in which advocacy for heritage and sustainability can work in concert with one another. The Seminar will reflect on these terms broadly, exploring heritage as a public engagement with architectural, cultural, and civic history, and considering sustainability in its economic, community, and environmental perspectives. Speakers will discuss: How best can Glasgow (and by extension other post-industrial cities) balance heritage and sustainability for the future? How might these two drivers of the urban form—rather than being perceived as opposing forces—interrelate in support of the community, the environment, and good design?"

Registration: website
Exhibition: Design Studio — Técnico University of Lisbon Architecture Students Works
2nd-15th July 2017, Reservatório da Mãe d´Água, Amoreiras, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 15/7/2017
Between 2nd and 17th June 2017 it will be held the exhibition of Design Studio — Técnico University of Lisbon Architecture students works under the theme Teatro e Habitação [Theatre and Housing] at Reservatório da Mãe d´Água, Amoreiras, Lisbon, Portugal.

"The 4th year students of the Integrated Master of Architecture, together with the Coordination of the Integrated Master in Architecture of the Instituto Superior Técnico, invite all interested parties to open the exhibition of academic works developed in the scope of the curriculum units Project IV and V guided by the teachers Ricardo Bak Gordon, Pedro Sousa and Daniela Cunha." 

More details: Facebook event [portuguese]
Exhibition: Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen
9th May - 15th October 2017, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
DATE: 9/5/2015
"The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) opens the exhibition Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen, curated by Giovanna Borasi, CCA Chief Curator. The exhibition presents a conversation initiated by the CCA, with the conviction that studying architecture’s ideas involves using the past and the present as tools to envision the future. The conversation, which took place over the past year, involves Go Hasegawa (Go Hasegawa and Associates, Tokyo), Kersten Geers and David Van Severen (OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Brussels), and the history of architecture. This dialogue is now on view in the CCA’s main galleries from 10 May until 15 October 2017.

Besides, History examines the role that history plays in contemporary architecture practice. The invited architects reread, redraw, translate, and appropriate from the past and from each other in order to construct relationships and meaning out of a constellation of references. Collected from many historical periods and geographies, these references—Andrea Palladio, John Hejduk, Aldo Rossi, Kazunari Sakamoto, and others—reveal a very different attitude of inquiry, more directly related to the architects’ aesthetic research without becoming strictly operational or literal."

More details: website
Conference Cycle: MantovArchitettura 2017
9th - 31st May 2017, Politecnico di Milano (Mantova Campus), Mantova, Parma and Verona, Italy
DATE: 9/5/2017
Between 9th and 31st May 2017 it will be held the cycle conference MantovArchitettura 2017 at Politecnico di Milano (Mantova Campus), Mantova, Parma and Verona, Italy.

"The Politecnico di Milano - Polo di Mantova, in collaboration with the Order of Architects PPC of Mantua, the Order of Architects PPC of Verona, the magazine "Casabella" and Starc (Students Architecture) of Mantua, and with the patronage of the Consulta AL, organize in May the annual MantovArchitettura event, a gathering of events (lectures, meetings and seminars) devoted to the themes and to some of the major protagonists of architecture, planned at prestigious Seats in the city of Mantua, as well as Verona and Parma.

Among the appointments of MantovArchitecture this year, the Order of Architects PPC in Mantua has identified many of them, who have been accredited by CNAPPC for the assignment of professional training credits. In short, the complete list will be published with the selected events."

Program details: PDF below [italian]
Exhibition: Raul Lino Hoje [Raul Lino Today]
6th -21st May 2017, Casa de Santa Maria, Cascais, Portugal
DATE: 21/5/2017
"Raul Lino Hoje [Raul Lino Today] is an exhibition that features works by artists Fabrizio Matos, Sofia Leitão, Pedro Valdez Cardoso, Margarida Correia, Beatrice Carraciolo, Isabel Simões, Pedro Vaz and Carla Cabanas in the ambit of the program ´Residências Artísticas´ [Artistic Homes] of Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa - contemporary art center housed in the Pombal Palace in Lisbon. It comes from an invitation made by the House of Santa Maria - designed by Raul Lino in 1902 - in the sense of being here outlined an expository proposal that reflects the artistic spirit developed by CDAP over the years, which confronts the awareness of heritage and the one of contemporary culture. Thus, after several visits to Cascais, we perceive a connection and a common factor between the House of Santa Maria and the Pombal Palace: both spaces were designed and designed for domestic housing and not as exhibition spaces or Cultural fruition.It is in this paradigm that both the program defined for the Pombal Palace and the present artistic show appear. The work process consisted in the selection and presentation of works of art of different types: tapestry, painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. Its location was conceived in articulation with the understanding of the interior and exterior space, designed by Raúl Lino (1879-1974), for this house that has a "... miniaturization that offers you a rare grace." The visitor on the go The House of Santa Maria will find the eight works of art integrated in the various rooms as well as objects of an inhabited house if they were treated."

More details: website [portuguese]
Call for Proposals: The Milka Bliznakov Research Prize
DATE: 30/5/2017
"The IAWA Center invites architects, scholars, professionals, students, and researchers to honor IAWA founder Professor Milka Bliznakov through research on women in architecture and related design fields. This research, in
concert with the preservation efforts of the IAWA, will help fill the current void in historical knowledge about women’s professional achievements. The archive encourages such research in addition to the goal of preserving archival materials related to the work of women who shaped the designed environment, thus preserving for posterity a record of their achievements."

More details: PDF below
Conference: Architecture and Citizenship: What can Cities Teach us about our Societies?
15th May 2017, Future Cities Catapult, London, UK
DATE: 15/5/2017
"Cities and urban centres have always been crucial for political action and active citizenship. As the world´s urban population is predicted to grow to 70% by 2050, this talk seeks to examine different perspectives and strategies in urban development that put citizens at their centre. From Latin America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, this talk will look at a global cities from around the world to understand what challenges they are currently facing and what might be future opportunities for development. From bottom-up, citizen-led regeneration schemes to government-led projects, this talk will bring examples of different forms of social, political, and economic engagement of citizens through the urban fabric."

Buy tickets: website
Workshops: Campus Ultzama
19th June - 16th July 2017, Madrid and Pamplona, Spain
DATE: 19/6/2017
"The Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad is a non-profit, private cultural entity with a national and international reach. Based in Madrid and Pamplona, it was set up in 2008 with the aim of promoting architecture as a field inextricably bound to life in society at large.

An annual activity of the organization is Campus Ultzama, held in the Navarrese municipality of Ultzama. Up to now it has involved encounters of architects from different places in the world, gathered to engage in debate on the theme at hand. Starting this year, the Campus forks out to include a parallel program: the Ultzama Summer School.

Scheduled to take place on June 29th and 30th and July 1st and 2nd at the Ultzama Equestrian Center, the Encounters will bring young, starting architects from different countries side by side with more experienced practitioners and scholars from various academic institutions.

The theme this time is Humanizing the City, revolving around the global problem of housing and the chaotic growth of cities on all continents."

More details (including Theme&Grants): PDF below
Congress: Archiletture. Forme e Narrazione tra Architettura e Letteratura
3rd - 5th May, 2017, Bologna, Italy
DATE: 3/5/2017
Between 3rd and 5th May 2017, it will be held the congress Archiletture. Forme e Narrazione tra Architettura e Letteratura [Archiliterature. Shapes and Narrations between Architecture and Literature] at Bologna, Italy.

"At the centre of attention of this conference are the relationships between literature and architecture. Such relationships are not merely references found in works of literature to architectonically significant concepts or places; rather this conference aims at exploring the possibility of deeper structural relationships between these two disciplines.

Modern design processes, in their ideational and operative means, exalt visual instruments confining writing mainly to theory or to bureaucracy. But architecture is forced to imagine past and present lives flowing within its spaces and giving them form. As a consequence, architecture implies a narrative in its creation as long as it deals with possible inhabitants and assumes them and their bodies as a measure. On the other side, literature invents lives and in outlining these lives is forced to conceive frame, structure and forms of space and places where actions and concrete lives occur, considering their transformation in time as well.

At the centre of interest of this conference are case studies in which structural affinities between literature and architecture are central elements in the creative process."

More details: website [italian]
Publication: You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn
by Wendy Lesser, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017
DATE: 21/4/2017
"Born in Estonia 1901 and brought to America in 1906, the architect Louis Kahn grew up in poverty in Philadelphia. By the time of his mysterious death in 1974, he was widely recognized as one of the greatest architects of his era. Yet this enormous reputation was based on only a handful of masterpieces, all built during the last fifteen years of his life.

Wendy Lesser’s You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn is a major exploration of the architect’s life and work. Kahn, perhaps more than any other twentieth-century American architect, was a “public” architect. Rather than focusing on corporate commissions, he devoted himself to designing research facilities, government centers, museums, libraries, and other structures that would serve the public good. But this warm, captivating person, beloved by students and admired by colleagues, was also a secretive man hiding under a series of masks.
Kahn himself, however, is not the only complex subject that comes vividly to life in these pages. His signature achievements—like the Salk Institute in La Jolla, the National Assembly Building of Bangladesh, and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad—can at first seem as enigmatic and beguiling as the man who designed them. In attempts to describe these structures, we are often forced to speak in contradictions and paradoxes: structures that seem at once unmistakably modern and ancient; enormous built spaces that offer a sense of intimate containment; designs in which light itself seems tangible, a raw material as tactile as travertine or Kahn’s beloved concrete. This is where Lesser’s talents as one of our most original and gifted cultural critics come into play. Interspersed throughout her account of Kahn’s life and career are exhilarating “in situ” descriptions of what it feels like to move through his built structures.

Drawing on extensive original research, lengthy interviews with his children, his colleagues, and his students, and travel to the far-flung sites of his career-defining buildings, Lesser has written a landmark biography of this elusive genius, revealing the mind behind some of the twentieth century’s most celebrated architecture."

More details: website
I.M. Pei 100th Anniversary
DATE: 26/4/2017
Last 26th April I.M. Pei celebrated his 100th anniversary!

"At a recent event honoring Pei at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, which he attended from 1942 to 1946, his long-time professional partner Harry Cobb told a resonant story. It seems that when Pei was finishing his degree, he proposed a thesis topic to Walter Gropius, the legendary founder of the Bauhaus, who had taken over the Harvard program in 1937. The thesis was for a museum in a garden to be located in Shanghai, drawing on Pei’s knowledge of traditional Chinese landscape design.

According to Cobb, Gropius would have none of it, saying that tradition had no place at the GSD, which was about “changing the world” by discarding history and starting anew. Pei persisted, and Gropius relented—but he told Pei that he would have to “prove” to him the merit of his case.

When the young student finished his thesis, it attracted so much attention that it was published in Progressive Architecture magazine, and Gropius was humble enough to write a warm endorsement to accompany the drawings.
[...]
No one would describe Pei as a revolutionary. But he has consistently gone against the received wisdom—and he has been proved right in almost every case.

On his 100th birthday, Pei may not yet have reached his finis, but he has never abandoned the origine of independence that he showed in defying Walter Gropius."

Docomomo International congratulate I.M. Pei and wishes him all the best success.

Original article: website
Publication: Friedrich Silaban
by Setiadi Sopandi, Jakarta: Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2017
DATE: 2/5/2017
The book is about the life and works of Indonesia’s most celebrated figure in architecture, Friedrich Silaban. His career spanned from 1930s, the last decade of the Netherlands East Indies, until early 1980s. At his peak, Silaban designed national landmarks in Jakarta such as the Istiqlal National Mosque, the headquarter for Bank Indonesia, and many others monumental stately structures.

The publication is a result from a decade effort of inventory, archive preservation, and research by the author supported by modern Asian Architecture Network (mAAN) and several other institutions. The initial release is currently pubished in Bahasa Indonesia, while the English translation is underway.
Sopandi, Setiadi. Friedrich Silaban. Jakarta: Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2017.

Editor: Avianti Armand
Size: 22.5 cm x 30 cm.
548 pages, full color with 300+ illustrations.
Design: SUNVisual.
Four chapters, indexed.

More details: website
Soft Launching: On-line Repository and Museum arsitekturindonesia.org
6th March 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
DATE: 6/3/2017
Indonesia has launched the beta version of the first ever repository dedicated for architecture in Indonesia, in Jakarta at March 6th, 2017.
The initiative was started with a real concern on how to collect, preserve, access, and diseminate the wealth of resources contained in the fragile and troublesome nature of architectural archive. With limited available resources, Pusat Dokumentasi Arsitektur Indonesia or PDA (Indonesian Center for Architecture Documentation) cooperates with architects/ curators Setiadi Sopandi and Avianti Armand established an on-line platform arsitekturindonesia.org which functions as a repository as well as a virtual museum accessible to general public.
For the premier, arsitekturindonesia.org publishes the archive of Friedrich Silaban, Rumah Asuh, Arsitek Muda Indonesia, Andra Matin, Indonesia Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2014, and Tropicality: Revisited exhibition in Frankfurt 2015.
During the soft launching event, PDA gave tokens of appreciation to the archive owners/ custodians for their supports for the initiative and enabling the public to access the archive freely.
The website is a non-profit, entirely free, service which enables general public to use all the materials under Creative Common licensing.

The website is in Indonesian.

More details: websiteFacebook page
World Monuments Fund: Modern Century
Visit the website and vote on the modern sites!
DATE: 26/6/2017
"At World Monuments Fund we are working to discover modern buildings around the world that matter to people and learn about the threats to these buildings. Modern Century is a social media campaign to involve the public in a global discussion about modern architecture and preservation advocacy.
Modern Century starts with a gallery of 30 sites submitted by experts, architects, and architecture students from around the world. We hope this gallery inspires you to tell us about modern sites you love, live in, or pass by every day.
Every week until May 26, five new sites will be added to the gallery from submissions received via Instagram. The five sites will be selected according to their architectural, cultural, and historic significance, while considering the quality of the submitted image and the uniqueness of the site. Your submissions will help us build a gallery that reflects the diversity of modern architecture around the globe and raise awareness about these important and innovative buildings.
If you don’t want to submit a site, you can still be a part of Modern Century. Visit the gallery often and vote for the sites that matter to you. A selection of the sites with the most votes will be reviewed by our Advisory Council, which will help WMF plan the next phase of Modern Century, to be announced in the fall of 2017."

More details: website
Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Vicens: Open as a Museum
Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Vicens, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 18/4/2017
"Over 130 years after legendary Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi´s Casa Vicens was built, it’s finally set to open to the public this fall as a new museum. The house is located in Barcelona, Spain, where many of Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces still stand.

Gaudí designed Casa Vicens to be a summer home for broker-dealer Manel Vicens i Montaner. Gaudí was just 31 when he devised the home, which was finished in 1885. A family by the name of Jover purchased the house in 1899, and in 1925, they commissioned Gaudí’s friend Joan Baptista Serra de Martínez to design renovations for the property. The changes turned the one-family home into a three-family residence, and Gaudí’s original staircase was removed in the process. By 1993, Barcelona named Casa Vicens a historical monument, and in 2005, UNESCO declared the building World Human Heritage Site. The home was placed on the market in 2007, but it didn’t sell until 2014. The Andorran bank MoraBanc was the lucky buyer, purchasing the house with plans to eventually restore it and open it to visitors. (It’s not a huge surprise that this project has been slow-moving: Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familia has infamously been under construction in Barcelona for approximately a century.) 

Now, three years later, the bank´s vision has finally become a reality. “The rehabilitation of the house started in 2015, and the opening of the house as a cultural space is planned for this autumn 2017,” reads an announcement in the blog post. Architecture studio Martínez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectes S.L.P. and architects José Antonio Martínez Lapeña, Elías Torres, and David García are the minds behind the rehabilitation, along with the joint venture Calaf AMC5. The team began working on the restoration in April 2015 with a strong intent to respect Antoni Gaudí’s work, so you can count on the original details to remain as intact as possible. An opening date and pricing information have not yet been announced for the museum."

Original Article: website

More details: website
Conference: Des Lieux pour la Cohabitation
28th April 2017, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 28/4/2017
The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) will host the conference Des lieux pour la cohabitation [Places for cohabitation], which will be presented by Monique Eleb, a psychologist and sociologist, Professor at École Nationale Supérieure d´Architecture de Paris-Malaquais, where she runs the Laboratory Architecture, Culture and Society - 19th-21st centuries.

The Lecture will take place on Friday, April 28th, at 2:30 p.m., in the Sala Plana, FAUP.

More details: Facebook event [portuguese]
EU Mies Award Talks: 5 lectures, 4 cities, 3 days
29th April - 1st May, Rivesaltes (France), Warsaw (Poland), Amsterdam (The Netherlands) & Ribe (Denmark)
DATE: 29/4/2017
"An opportunity for everyone in Rivesaltes, Warsaw, Amsterdam and Ribe to know about the best contemporary architecture in their cities.

5 lectures by the 5 authors of the 5 finalist works competing for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award will take place between April 29th and May 1st in different cities around Europe.

The authors of each work will present their project to the Jury members Stephen Bates, Gonçalo Byrne, Peter Cachola Schmal, Pelin Dervis, Dominique Jakob, Juulia Kauste and Malgorzata Omilanowska in five lectures open to the public."

Program
April 29, 11:30-12:30
Work: The Rivesaltes Memorial Museum
Conference: Rudy Ricciotti and Romain Bouchier
Place: Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Rivesaltes

April 30, 10:00-11:00
Work: Katyn Museum
Conference: Jan Belina Brzozowski
Konrad Grabowiecki
Jerzy Kalina
Krzysztof Lang
Place: Museum of Katyn, Warsaw

May 1, 9:00-11:00
Work: Deflat Kleiburg 
Conference: Kamiel Klasse and Xander Vermerlen
Work: Ely Court
Conference: Alison Brooks and Nelson Carvalho
Place: Hoge Zaal, Academie van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam

May 1, 19:30 to 20:30
Work: Kannikergården
Conference: Lene Tranberg and Erik Frandsen
Place: Kannikergården, Ribe

More details: website
Lisbon Architecture Triennale: 2019 Curatorial Team
DATE: 19/4/2017
"A team led by Éric Lapierre, the architect whose award winning practice is based in Paris, has been appointed as the curatorial team of the fifth edition of Lisbon Architecture Triennale, to be held from October to December 2019. The curatorial team, which runs the master Architecture & Experience in the school of architecture of Marne-la-Vallée (Paris), and will co-operate with philosopher Sébastien Marot, is composed of a highly qualified group of practitioners and theoreticians: Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene, Mariabruna Fabrizi, Fosco Lucarelli, Laurent Esmilaire, Tristan Chadney and Vasco Pinelo de Melo."

More details: website
International Summer Program in Architecture: Cities in Asia
22nd June - 12th July, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam & Singapore
DATE: 22/6/2017
"The International Summer Program in Architecture: Cities in Asia (Studio SGN-SIN) is a three-week course organized annually by the HKU Department of Architecture since 2010. It is a 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."

Topic: Industrial Urbanism
Dates: June 22 to July 12, 2017 (Ho Chi Minh City: June 22 – July 1 | Singapore: July 3 – 12)
Program Directors: H. Koon Wee & Darren Zhou
Tutors: TBC 

More details: website
Conference: Teixeira Lopes e Pinto do Couto: Escultores Portugueses e suas Obras no Brasil
27th April 2017, 18:00 pm, Palacete Lopes Martins , Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 27/4/2017
On 27th April 2017, 18pm, José Francisco Alvez will present the conference Teixeira Lopes e Pinto do Couto: escultores portugueses e suas obras no Brasil [Teixeira Lopes e Pinto do Couto: portuguese sculptures and their work in Brazil] at Palacete Lopes Martins , Oporto, Portugal.

"Teixeira Lopes and Rodolfo Pinto do Couto were two great Portuguese sculptors from the end of the XIX century and beginning of the XX century. Formed in Porto, both continued their studies in Paris, having subsequently embarked on successful artistic careers, with passage through Brazil. From Teixeira Lopes, this country has two monumental works, the Monument to General Bento Gonçalves, inaugurated in 1909 in the city of Rio Grande, far south, and the Monumental Doors of the Church of the Candelaria, in the center of the city of Rio de Janeiro, inaugurated in the Same year. Meanwhile, Pinto do Couto, who was to marry Brazilian sculptor Nicolina Vaz de Assis, maintained a busy and influential atelier in Rio de Janeiro, before returning to Porto. Of the numerous works carried out, the most notable is the Tumular Monument of Senador Pinheiro Machado, in Porto Alegre, capital of the State of Rio Grande do Sul.

José Francisco Alves is Professor of Sculpture of the Free Atelier of Porto Alegre (Brazil), Doctor in History of Art and member of ICOM, AICA and ICOMOS and is coming to Oporto to present the result of the research that is under way on these two sculptors.

It should be noted that the relationship of friendship and artistic complicity between Teixeira Lopes and José Marques da Silva, begun during formation in the French capital is reflected in the sculpture collections and in the correspondence of letters belonging to the collection of Marques da Silva, as well as present in Some of the buildings designed by this architect for the city of Porto."

More details: website [portuguese]
Call for Papers: International Festival of Cinema and Architecture FICARQ [CA Magazine]
4th - 8th July 2017, Santander, Spain
DATE: 26/5/2017
CA Magazine, the oficial digital magazine of the International Festival of Cinema and Architecture FICARQ, is now online and with an open call for papers.

Its object is to study the relations established between Cinema and Architecture since this exciting field of work is generating more interest. Architecture often becomes a character within the feature film and is not a mere framework where things happen. Cinema is a great way to spread architectural examples and travel through its spaces, sometimes it is the only vestige of what man once built. 

The texts must comply with the provisions of the Bibliographical Norms and Citations. The texts can be sent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Key dates:
Call for papers: 26th May 2017
Festival: 4th - 8th July 2017

More details: website [spanish] + website [festival]
Call for Grants: Master´s Research Scholarship - Civil Engineering and Architecture
28th April - 12th May, 2017, Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 28/4/2017
It is now open a competition for the assignement of a Master´s Research Scholarship in the scope of the strategic project of the Investigation Center CERIS - Investigation and Innovation in Civil Engineering for Sustainability, financed by national funds through FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC).

More details: website [Portuguese]
Conference: The Man Who Designed the Future: Norman Bel Geddes
26th April 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium - 41 Cooper Square, New York, United States of America
DATE: 26/4/2017
"B. Alexandra Szerlip gives a free, public talk about her new book, The Man Who Designed the Future: Norman Bel Geddes and the Invention of Twentieth-Centiry America (Melville House).

A ninth-grade dropout who found himself at the center of the worlds of industry, advertising, theater, and even gaming, Norman Bel Geddes designed everything from the first all-weather stadium, to Manhattan’s most exclusive nightclub, to Futurama, the prescient 1939 exhibit that envisioned how America would look in the not-too-distant sixties.

In The Man Who Designed the Future, B. Alexandra Szerlip reveals precisely how central Bel Geddes was to the history of American innovation. He presided over a moment in which theater became immersive, function merged with form, and people became consumers. A polymath with humble Midwestern origins, Bel Geddes’s visionary career would launch him into social circles with the Algonquin roundtable members, stars of stage and screen, and titans of industry.

B. Alexandra Szerlip was a two-time National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellow, a Yaddo fellow, and runner-up for London’s Lothian Prize for a first biography-in progress. She has contributed to The Paris Review Daily and The Believer, among other publications, and has worked in professional theater, as a book editor, sculptor and graphic designer. Raised on the East Coast, she lives in San Francisco."

More details: website
Exhibition: Irving J. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country
24th June 2016 - June 2017, San Diego History Center, San Diego, CA, United States
DATE: 1/6/2017
"Architect Irving J. Gill was a San Diego architect, by way of Chicago, who relished the opportunity to work in this city during the end of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  He saw San Diego as a blank slate with great potential. Inspired by the coast and canyons, sunlight and shadows, Gill created a new design language, what we now call modern architecture. His simple, block-like designs offered simplicity, clean lines, and efficiency at a time when faux-Victorian and Spanish Colonial architecture were mainstream. Once sought after by many of San Diego elites like, Ellen Browning Scripps and Melville Klauber, his legacy was largely overlooked after his death.

San Diegans today may not know the name Irving Gill, but they are, perhaps unknowingly, aware of his influential and livable architecture.  From the home of Ellen Browning Scripps (today’s Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla), to the Bishop´s School in La Jolla, to the Sacred Heart Church in Coronado, the Marston House, in Balboa Park, the Americanization School in Oceanside, and the Barona Indian Reservation in Lakeside. Gill’s designs made a lasting mark on San Diego County and the influence architects and their clients to this day.

Visit the History Center’s exhibition Irving J. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country to learn more about this fascinating and sometimes misunderstood individual who helped create in a new style of architecture revered throughout the world, but one that originated right here in San Diego."

More details: website
Conference: A Challenge or a Gift? Conserving the Original Building Materials of Louis Kahn´s Salk Institute for Biological Studies
25th April 2017, 6:30 pm, New York University Department of Art History - Silver Center, Room 301, New York, United States of America
DATE: 25/4/2017
"Situated on a Southern California bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (1965) is one of architect Louis Kahn´s most recognized works. [...] After fifty years in an exposed marine environment, however, the building complex has shown signs ofdeterioration and weathering to a non-uniform appearance.[...] This lecture examines the decision-making processes that led to the selection of appropriate interventionfor various types of repair and conservation work at the Salk Institute."

More details: PDF below
Exhibition: Breuer Revisited: New Photographs by Luisa Lambri and Bas Princen
1st February - 21st May 2017, The Met Breuer - Floor 5, New York, United States of America
DATE: 21/5/2017
"Breuer Revisited: New Photographs by Luisa Lambri and Bas Princen, an exhibition of newly commissioned architectural photographs of four iconic Marcel Breuer–designed buildings, opened at The Met Breuer on February 1, 2017. The exhibition presents two series of commissioned photographs that reflect on the architecture of Marcel Breuer. The images by the artist Luisa Lambri and the photographer Bas Princen use the Bauhaus architect and designer’s important public and municipal works to explore the relationship between the built environment and its inhabitants. Evoking minimalism and abstraction, Lambri creates images that examine the dialogue between interior and exterior, and the interaction between surface and light. Princen investigates and reframes urban and rural spaces through documenting the concept of post-occupancy, or the evolution of a building and its enduring relevance."

More details: website

Publication: Heritage at Risk. World Report 2014-2015 on Monuments and Sites in Danger
Edited by Christoph Machat and John Ziesemer, hendrik BaBler verlag Berlin, 2017
DATE: 17/4/2017
"ICOMOS is dedicated to the development of common doctrines, the evolution and circulation of knowledge, the creation of improved conservation techniques, and the promotion of cultural heritage significance. As an official advisory body to the World Heritage Committee for the implementation of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, ICOMOS evaluates nominations and advises on the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List. ICOMOS has built a solid philosophical, doctrinal and managerial framework for the sustainable conservation of heritage around the world.
The ICOMOS Heritage at Risk Reports, first published in 2000, are part of this framework. From a strictly preservation-based approach this publication series offers world-wide information about the dangers that are threatening our cultural heritage, in order to provide help in the case of risks and to promote practical measures to avert or at least allay these risks. The Heritage at Tisk Reports are also addressed to the world public as an urgent appeal to commit itself to saving our heritage. Available also on the Internet, the reports furthermore serve as data base for the ICOMOS Global Monitoring Network."

More details: website
Publication: Designing from Heritage — Strategies for Conservation and Conversion
by Prof. Marieke Kuipers and Prof. Wessel de Jonge
DATE: 20/4/2017
On 20th April 2017 it was presented the book Designing from Heritage — Strategies for Conservation and Conversion by Prof. Marieke Kuipers and Prof. Wessel de Jonge at the TU Delft — Faculty of Architecture, Delft, The Netherlands.

"Designing from Heritage deals with challenges architects are faced with when dealing with the conservation and reuse of built heritage, with a focus on Modern Movement Monuments. It discusses how to carry out a thorough analysis and evaluation of monuments upon which their conservation and transformation can be based. It is meant for MSc education, but may be of interest to architects in general.

This book - the third in the Rondeltappe series - reflects the philosophy and didactic approach of Heritage and Architecture (H&A) section of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (Delft University of Technology). H&A has three chairs: Design, Cultural Value and Technology. They work in close cooperation to lay the foundations for the preservation and continuity of use of built heritage.


Designing from Heritage is strongly connected to the first book in the Rondeltappe series which deals with durability and sustainability of monuments, and with the second which advocates freedom in heritage based design. It contains the contribution of Prof. Wessel de Jonge - the Chair of Heritage and Design and principle at Wessel de Jonge Architects - and Prof Marieke Kuipers - Chair of Culural Heritage in particular of the Architecture of the Twentieth Century and senior specialist of Twentieth Century Built Heritage at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE).

This book is meant as a tool for architectural education and conservation for which research is as integral part of the design strategy."


More details: PDF below
Conference & Workshop: Le Corbusier entre linhas: realidade e ficção nos desenhos para a Vila Meyer
21st April 2017, 06:30, Casa Cor-Rosa, FAUP, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 21/4/2017
María Candela Suárez, Assistant Professor at Universidade Lusíada Norte-Porto, is the guest speaker for the fourth session of the Cycle Aulas de Autor. Le Corbusier and the Drawing.

On 21st April, the fourth conference, entitled ´Le Corbusier entre linhas: realidade e ficção nos desenhos para a Vila Meyer´ [Le Corbusier between lines: reality and fiction in the drawings for Vila Meyer], will take place at Casa Cor-Rosa, FAUP, Oporto, Portugal.

Workshop Session:April 22 and 23 (Saturday and Sunday)Drawing room FAUP
A) Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (work session in teams);B) on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (presentation session).

Participation in the workshop is free, subject to prior registration (registration form). The registration period for the workshop is running until April 17, 2017.

More details: website [portuguese]
Exhibition: Villa Tugendhat
20th April - 31st May 2017, The Faculty of Architecture - University of Porto, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 20/4/2017
"The Faculty of Architecture - University of Porto (FAUP), the Study and Documentation Centre at Villa Tugendhatt and the Municipality of Brno (Czech Republic), with the support of the Municipality of Porto, are pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition ´Villa Tugendhat´, on 20 April 2017, 6h30 pm, FAUP."

6h30 pm Conference ´Many Lives In the Villa Tugendhat And Its Conservation And Restoration´ by Iveta Černá, Director of Villa Tugendhat

7h30 pm Exhibition opening

More details: website
Exhibition: Revisitação. Fotografias 1956-2006. Gérard Castello-Lopes
15th April - 28th June 2017, Leica Gallery, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 28/6/2017
Between 15th April - 28th June 2017 the exhibition Revisitação. Fotografias 1956-2006. Gérard Castello-Lopes [Revisitation. Photographies 1956-2006. Gérard Castello-Lopes] will be held at Leica Gallery, Oporto, Portugal.

"Revisiting Gérard´s work is to return to Portugal and the world of the 50s and 60s, but it is also to look at a critical distance for the images he produced from the 90s.

In his work everything seems to have been prepared to be photographed, Castello-Lopes carefully examines the reality attentive to all signs and looks at the world not as this is but as he wants to see it, as if a mysterious order was waiting for this His look to be recognized and revealed.

Gerard Castello-Lopes thus tame the visibility by forcing the photograph to become an image and diverting it from the vulgarity of the real to superimpose the originality of his gaze. More than metonymy, his photograph is metaphor."

More details: PDF below [portuguese]
Exhibition: Melnikov / Le Corbusier: Meeting at the Villa Savoye
15th April - 17th September 2017, Villa Savoye, Poissy, France
DATE: 17/9/2017
"In the spring of 1925 two young promising architects – Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (also known as Le Corbusier) and Konstantin Melnikov – met at the Paris International Exhibition. The unusual pavilions they had designed were located not far from each other. They met and talked but parted ways forever after that. A few years later both masters created chef d’oevres of residential architecture: Melnikov – his house-studio in Moscow, and Le Corbusier – the villa Savoye near Paris.

It has been almost 90 years when in 2016 both iconic buildings become twin monuments, and dialogue between two architects now continues. This exhibition is the first presentation of Konstantin Melnikov’s works ‘at Le Corbusier’s place’ in the grounds of the Villa Savoye.
In distant echo of the architects’ discussions the exhibition shows the works of Melnikov in front of the Villa Savoye with help of outdoor installations and presents the Melnikov House through the series of architectural drawings, historical and contemporary photos, animation and 3D visualisation inside the Villa.

Exhibition is organized by the Centre des monuments nationaux (France), the Schusev State Museum of Architecture (Russia) and the State Melnikovs Museum (Russia).

Curators: Pavel Kuznetsov, Anna Kistanova (Russia) and David Madec (France)."

More details: website [french] + Iconic Houses Facebook page [english]
Architecture Lecture Series: Mid-Century Modern Architecture on MV
12th April - 10th May 2017, Chilmark Library, Chilmark, United States
DATE: 12/4/2017
"Starting in the late 1930s, the Cape and Islands attracted some of the prime movers of modern architecture, including Bauhaus luminaries as well as self-taught American designers and builders. Some of these modern thinkers found their way to the woods of Chilmark. These thoughtful designers made homes for themselves in the splendid isolation of the area and helped establish a vibrant creative community. This lecture series will introduce this classic style of architecture and re-construct the down-to-earth lifestyle it fostered. Refreshments will be served. Free admission."

Programme:

12th April: Fred Noyes
A Transition: Martha´s Vineyard and Mid-Century Modern Architecture

26th April: David Fixler
Building the Future - Modern Architecture in New England and America

10th May: Peter McMahon
Modern Architecture on the Cape and Islands — and Some Case Studies in Preservation

More details: Facebook page + PDF below
Publication: Building Bacardi: Architecture, Art & Identity
by Allan T. Shulman, Rizzoli New York, 2016
DATE: 10/4/2017
"Any way you drink it... Bacardi rum is the mixable one. Bacardi is best known for its trademark rum—and its red and black bat logo. Yet the famed spirits company has also been a force in the development of avant-garde art and architecture. True to the company slogan, Bacardi has asserted its corporate identity through buildings designed by a potent mix of architects with varying, sometimes radically different approaches to architecture. Corporate headquarters, distilleries, bottling plants, and executives’ private homes have shaped and reflected Bacardi’s position as a regional upstart, a national icon, and a global corporation with outposts in places such as Bermuda, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Europe and the United States.

Building Bacardi: Architecture, Art & Identity is the first book to explore the twentieth-century architectural legacy of the company. Rarely seen buildings by Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Felix Candel and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill pair with the work of Caribbean and Mexican architects like Esteba Rodríguez Castells, Enrique Luis Varela, SACMAG, Ermina Odoardo and Ricardo Eguilior, Ignacio Carerra Justiz, Hector Mestre, Manuel de la Colina, Henry Klumb and Toro y Ferrer. The book also investigates the often carefully integrated role of artwork, including prominent works by Cuban artists Conrado Massaguer, Antonio Gattorno and Felix Ramos, American illustrators Maxfield Parrish and William Gropper, the Brazilian sculptor Francisco Brennand, the Catalan painter Rosalía Pujó and the German artist Johannes Dietz.

The Bacardi story contains rich strands of connectivity to the story of modern architecture, Cuban and Latin
American history, Pan-Americanism, and the role of marketing and branding in crafting identity."
Conference: EAHN Fifth Thematic Conference: The Tools of the Architect
22nd - 24th November 2017, TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, The Netherlands
DATE: 22/10/2017
"The European Architectural History Network (EAHN) is pleased to announce its fifth thematic conference TheTools of the Architect, to be held at Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut HNI (Delft and Rotterdam, The Netherlands) on 22 – 24 November 2017.

Architects have for their activities of drawing, writing and building always depended upon the potential of particular tools –ranging from practical instruments such as straight edges, French curves, compasses, rulers and pencils to conceptual tools such as working drawings, collages, photographic surveys, infographics, diagrams, casts and mass models.

As technologies advanced the toolbox of architects has changed and expanded. Today architects have an extraordinary array of sophisticated tools at their disposal but also rely on many of same tools as their 18th and 19th century peers. Working drawings, pencils and tracing paper continue to appear in the designer´s studio while their role and potential is being redefined.

Time and time again, architects have engaged with new tools. The quest to find the most appropriate and adequate tools to articulate, test and communicate design ideas has never ended, and in this pursuit architects have appropriated tools from other disciplines, such as art, historiography, sociology, philosophy, computer sciences and engineering. Out of this perspective the tools of the architect have become a field of intense exploration of the encounter of architecture with other disciplinary perspectives.

Inventions and innovations of tools throughout history have not only provided better answers to questions of analyzing and representing the built environment, but they have also pointed to new ways of conceiving and intervening. Ellipsographs made it possible to precisely draw an elliptical space in the 19th century and computer-aided drafting software has allowed for a new conception and construction of complex geometries in the 20th and 21st century. New tools have continuously affected the imagination, character and qualities of architectural projects."

More details: website
Donation of the Octávio Lixa Filgueiras collection: Da Função Social do Arquitecto to José Marques da Silva Foundation Institute
18th April, José Marques da Silva Residence Atelier, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 18/4/2017
On 18th April 2017 (International Day of Monuments and Sites) José Marques da Silva Foundation Institute will receive the  Octávio Lixa Filgueiras collection Da Função Social do Arquitecto [From the Social Function of the Architect].

The programme includes a colloquium with Gonçalo Canto Moniz, Nelson Mota, Domingos Tavares and Nuno Miguel da Costa, the signature of the donation contract and the inauguration of the exhibition: Octávio Lixa Filgueiras: o Habitat da Modernidade at José Marques da Silva Residence Atelier.

More details: website [portuguese] + PDF below [portuguese]
Richard Neutra 125th Anniversary
DATE: 8/4/2017
Last 8th April would be the 125th anniversary of Richard Neutra!

This special date was celebrated by Neutra Institute + Gallery in an event hosted by is son, fellow architect Dion Neutra.

"Richard Neutra’s work, his life experience, and his search for modern architecture coincided neatly with the lifespan of the modern movement. He experienced the buoyant struggles of the movement’s early years, the heady triumph of its mid-century ascendancy, and the critique it faced in the 1960s and 1970s. His reputation enjoyed a resurgence that was hard to predict when Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture was first published over twenty years ago.

To know more about Richard Neutra work: The Neutra Institute website

Event details: PDF below 
Summer School: Porto Academy
20th - 27th July, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 20/7/2017
"Porto Academy is the result of an enormous passion for architecture as a discipline.We admire the figures that dream about it,who build it,who study it and who promote it.We believe that practise as an exercise of the architect’s profession is central to the future of the discipline and this was also one of the reasons we founded Porto Academy.For a week,one lives the passion for the discipline of architecture and one enjoys an intellectual freedom.

The building of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto from Álvaro Siza whom we admire,it is an enhancer of this freedom we seek.Not just for its exceptional condition where it is placed,but also for the spatial quality it offers us.It is an exhaustive program lived with an enormous intensity.It is an experience that involves conferences,visits,and classes,in addition for most of the participants is an the experience of living in a new city and to get to know people from very heterogeneous contexts that with almost certainly generate productive discussions and building new friendships.Here we seek to dilute borders and bringing people together.

Porto Academy doesn’t pretend to be an institution,to us Porto Academy is a compliment to the school."

More details: website
Exhibition: Robert Capa - Retrospective Photographic Exhibition
5th April - 27th August 2017, Cultural and Congress Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 27/8/2017
Between 5th April and 27th August 2017 it will be held the exhibition Robert Capa - Retrospective Photographic Exhibition at Cultural and Congress Centre, Ljunljana, Slovenia.

"Retrospective exhibition depicits 97 black and white photographs documenting the key events of five wars, that made a unforgettable mark in author’s life. Exhibition also presents a series of portrait photographs of his friends and artistic colleagues, such as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso."

More details: website
Exhibition: X Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial
22nd April - 4th June 2017, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, Italy
DATE: 22/4/2017
On 21st April 2017 it was the opening of the exhibition of the X Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial at Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, Italy.

"At its second stage after being inaugurated in Sao Paulo in 2016, the exhibition presents a breakthrough of what may be considered the most interesting among the recent events of world architecture: the one that unfolds between the various Ibero-American states."

More details: website + website
Call for Papers: Architecture and Professionalism. New Approaches Towards the Work of Léon Stynen and his International Contemporaries
7th - 8th December 2017, deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium
DATE: 22/5/2017
"On 7-8 December 2017 the Flanders Architecture Institute and the Architectural Archive of the Province of Antwerp organize an international conference called Architecture and professionalism. New approaches towards the work of Léon Stynen and his international contemporaries. 

The conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, in deSingel, a late work of the Belgian modernist architecture Léon Stynen. The conference is a prelude to an exhibition and publication on this architect in 2018 and hopes to bring international scholars together on issues such as international networks and knowledge transfer, the mechanisms of international canonization and the present-day dealings with the heritage of the more moderate modernism."

Key dates
Call for papers: 22nd May 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 2017
Conference: 7th - 8th December 2017

More details: website + PDF below
Conference: La Ville Savoye: Histoire(s) et Perspectives de sa Restaurantion
21st April 2017, Maison du Brésil, Paris, France
DATE: 21/4/2017
"As soon as the restoration of Villa Savoye, an iconic building of twentieth century architecture, which was inscribed on the World Heritage List in July 2016, will soon be undertaken, it is necessary to bring together the elements of knowledge and reflection in the Inform the project. The publication in 2017 of the historical works of Carlo Olmo and Susanna Caccia, La villa Savoye, Icona, rovina, restauro (1948-1968); The research of Elise Guillerm on Jean Dubuisson, in charge of the first restoration of the villa, contribute in particular to update the context. At a time when the question of the presentation of the interiors designed by Le Corbusier arises in a new way, it is essential to take stock of the historical and scientific contributions we have on this major building.

This study day will be the occasion to attend a presentation of the rehabilitation of the House of Brazil and a visit of the Swiss Foundation.On Saturday 22 April, a visit to the Villa Savoye is also planned.

A presentation of the unpublished film on the villa Savoye realized by Ernest Weissmann in 1929-1930 will be proposed during these days."

More details: Facebook event [french]
Call for Papers & Presentations: The Open Hand 2 - Orientalism in the Pacific
9th September 2017, School of Art and Design AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
DATE: 15/5/2017
"During The Open Hand 2: Orientalism in the Pacific, we want to resume the civic debate started during the first Open Hand symposium in 2014, about collaborative action in architecture, space, art and society, this time specifically in connection with community, geography, identity, displacement, migration, and history in the Pacific. Central to the symposium are the following questions: What are the opportunities, boundaries, and tensions experienced in diasporas here in the Pacific? Do we still view these phenomena through the lenses of the ?Other,´ or as exotic spaces of in-betweenness, or are we engaging with them differently now?"

Key dates
Call for papers: 15th May 2017
Symposium: 9th September 2017
Papers publication: 17th September 2017

More details: website
Exhibition: Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War
1st February - 29th April 2017, The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House - 78 Derngate, Northampton, UK
DATE: 29/4/2017
Between 1st February and 29th April 2017 in will be held the exhibition Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War at The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House - 78 Derngate, Northampton, UK.

This major exhibition tells the story of Mackintosh´s late career and how it was impacted by World War One. With stunning exhibits and designs from major collections.

More details: website
Exhibition: Aldo Rossi e Milano 1955-1995
4th April - 5th May 2017, Order of Architects, Milan, Italy
DATE: 4/4/2017
The exhibition Aldo Rossi e Milano 1955-1995 presents Rossi´s Milanese influence through 40 projects displayed with the help of models, writings and notes about the city of Milan, from his studies at the Politecnico in the fifties to the studies for the Scalo Farini presented at the XII Triennale in the early sixties, the achievements of the Partisan Memorial in Segrate (1965-67) and of the Unit 2 at the Monte Amiata Gallaratese (1968-1973), until the expansion of Linate airport and the project for the competition for the Bovisa in the nineties.

More details: website
Publication: Vilanova Artigas - Casas Paulistas 1967-1981
by Marcio Cotrim, Romano Guerra, 2017
DATE: 6/4/2017
On 6th April 2017 it was lauched the book Vilanova Artigas - Casas Paulistas at Salão Calder, São Paulo, Brazil.

"The book brings together original drawings and period photographs taken at the University of São Paulo and in private collections of the architect´s clients, forming a fundamental iconography for the history of Brazilian architecture of the 20th century and especially for the cultural history of the State of São Paulo. The book is originated from the doctoral thesis defended with the July 2008 Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the author is Marcio Cotrim under the guidance of professors Fernando Alvarez Prozorovich (Spain) and Abilio Guerra (Brazil), who sign the presentation of the book. Where it may be read as follows: ´Avoiding prior mechanisms, the author worked with a large amount of original material from the analyzed period available in Vilanova Artigas´s archive, visited and experimented with their houses, talked to their owners, and collected valuable testimonials. In addition, he carried out a work of methodologically impeccable analysis in which he emphasized the interest in the work and the need to reveal the modus operandi of the author, seeking to recall the ´much in the little´, as Fernando Pessoa´s poem quoted by himself in Artigas Elsa Berquó, José Mário Taques Bittencourt III, Ariosto Martirani, Alfred Günther Domschke, Juvenal Juvêncio, Elias Calil, and others. In the confrontation with the architectural doctrine of his time, expressed by the young Brazilian criticism disenchanted with the prevailing modern dogmas, Artigas seems to choose to take a step back, perhaps not to be completely isolated."

More details: website [portuguese] + PDF below [portuguese]
Mondrian to Dutch Design: Celebration of 100 years Since De Stijl, the Dutch Art Movement was Founded
1st January - 31st December 2017, The Netherlands
DATE: 31/12/2017
“In 2017, it will be 100 years since De Stijl, the Dutch art movement, was founded. Countless inspiring events and exhibitions will be held throughout Holland in 2017 to celebrate this feat. De Stijl started in Leiden in 1917 when De Stijl magazine was established by Theo van Doesburg. De Stijl artists (among them the architects T. van Doesburg, P. Mondrian, J.G. Rietveld, J.P. Oud)  search for a completely ‘new art’ that is also expected to renew all of society. Piet Mondrian is a role model for all De Stijl artists. Even today, the principles of De Stijl continue to inspire many Dutch designers.”

More details: website
Book Launch: Architectural Guide, Álvaro Siza - Built Projects, Portugal
6th April 2017, 18h, Galeria Millennium, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/4/2017
"The Millennium bcp Foundation and A+A Books are pleases to invite you to the launch of the book Architectural Guide, Álvaro Siza - Built Projects, Portugal and the simultaneous opening of the photography exhibition The Pressure of Light - Álvaro Siza by Nuno Cera, to be held on 6 April 2017, 6 pm, at Mellennium Gallery, Rua Augusta, 96, Lisbon, with the presence of the Architect Álvaro Siza. Achitect João Luís Carrilho da Graça will present the book.

We are greatly honoured by the presence of His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa."

More details: PDF below
Conference & Debate: Making Less with Less
5th March 2017, 18:30, Sala Plana, Faculty of Architecture – University of Porto (FAUP), Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 5/4/2017
On 5th March 2017, Pierre Chabard will present the conference Making Less with Less and have a debate with Pedro Bismarck and Edgar Brito (moderator), at Faculty of Architecture – University of Porto (FAUP), Oporto, Portugal.

More details: Facebook event [portuguese]
Fernando Távora Award Announced
3rd April 2017, 22h, Salão Nobre da C. M. de Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 3/4/2017
On 3rd March 2017 was announced the winner of Prémio Fernando Távora [Fernando Távora Award] at Salão Nobre da C. M. de Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal.

The winner was the architect Eliana Sousa Santos with the proposal "Branco a Branco - White salts, white sands".

In the event was present the members of the juri: artist Alexandre Farto (Vhils), arc. Florindo Belo Marques, arc. Marta Fernandes, Dr. Victor Branco (representing the family of Fernando Távora) e arc. Nuno Mateus, that presented the lecture "A Viagem" ["The Trip"].

Docomomo International congratulates and wishes the best success for the architect Eliana Sousa Santos.

More details: website [portuguese]
Lecture: La Notion de Paysage Urbaine Historique Face aus Enjeux Contemporains: Études de cas Présentées par des Experts du Patrimoine Moderne
30th March 2017, École d´Architecture de Rabat, Rabat, Morocco
DATE: 30/3/2017
On 30th March 2017 it will be held the lecture "La notion de paysage urbaine historique face aus enjeux contemporains: Études de cas présentées par des experts du Patrimoine Moderne" [The notion of historical urban landscape in the face of contemporary challenges: Case studies presented by experts on Modern Heritage] integrated in the cycle Jeudis de l´Architecture [Thursdays of Architecture] at École d´Architecture de Rabat, Rabat, Morocco.
Lecture: Restoration and Popularisation of Gaudi´s Work. The Pedrera. An Adaptation of a Private Residential Building to a New Activities Programme
31st March 2017, 16h, Auditorium VA2, IST, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 31/3/2017
On 31st March Prof. Cristina Jover ( Polytechnic University of Catalonia, ETSAB) will present the lecture Restoration and popularisation of Gaudi´s work. The Pedrera. An adaptation of a private residential building to a new activities programme at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.

More details: PDF below
Call for Papers: XY – Telling Pictures. Essays to Honour Lucio Saffaro
3rd January - 7th June 2017, Third Issue of XY
DATE: 27/3/2017
"XY and Saffaro Foundation invite you to submit proposals to be published in the third issue of XY, which carries on the course set with the start of the journal new series, by exploring the image centrality in thinking, acting and communicating art and science. Memories and critical thinking on the figure of Lucio Saffaro and his work as an artist, intellectual and scientist will be collected. Papers on the theme of the “telling” role of the image will also be selected, with special reference to the broad field of mathematical and scientific thought in general. The “eloquence of the picture” is the key through which we can pose the question of quality in the transmission of visual information, and focus on the excellent ways of building and communicative power of the graphic message. In this sense, the whole work of Lucio Saffaro is an irreplaceable model of consistency."

Key dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 27th, 2017

More details: website
Exhibition: Delfim Amorim em Casa
2nd April - 31st May 2017, Municipal Library Rocha Peixoto, Póvoa do Varzim, Portugal
DATE: 31/5/2017
Delfim Fernandes Amorim was born in Póvoa do Varzim in 1917. He studied architecture in the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and developed several residential, commercial and public projects from 1947 to 1950 as a militant of modern architecture.

In order to celebrate the centenary of his birth, the exhibition "Delfim Amorim em casa" with curatorship of the architects Luiz Amorim and José Ribeiro, will be patent from the 2nd of April until the 31st of May in the Municipal Library Rocha Peixoto, with official opening at 17h00 on the 2nd of April.
2017 Art Award: Francisco Mangado
18th March 2017, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 18/3/2017
Last 18th March 2017 the architect Francisco Mangado awarded the 2017 Art Award - Architecture category - by the Akademie der Künste, in Berlin, Germany.

This valuable recognition extols Francisco Mangado architecture contribution through the last years, especially regarding the Architecture and Society Foundation.

Docomomo International wishes Francisco Mangado all the success in the future.
Call for Papers: XI Congresso Internacional de Estudos Ibero-Americanos
17th - 19th October 2017, Brazil
DATE: 17/10/2017
"The Organizing Committee of the XI International Congress of Ibero-American Studies invites submissions of thematic symposium to be held at the event, from October 17 to 19, 2017.

The XI CIEIA´s proposal is to gather, around the 80th anniversary of the Estado Novo, research that stimulates reflections on the historical trajectory of Iberian and American societies, their formation and their political, cultural and socioeconomic processes. Thus, the proposals of thematic symposium can contemplate historical periods and diverse subjects as: settlement, migrations, urbanization, foreign policy, culture, intellectuals, arts and science."

Tenderers must have a minimum doctorate degree. Tthe format is a menu of about 15 lines, with summary bibliography, to be send to xicieia@pucrs.br.

Key dates
Call for papers: 31st March 2017
Dissemination of selected papers: 15th April 2017
Final communications: 1st September 2017
Conference: PROHITECH´17 the 3rd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions
12-15 July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 12/7/2017
“Instituto Superior Técnico (IST-UL) and the University of Naples (UNINA) are pleased to invite you to participate in PROHITECH´17, the 3rd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions, due to take place in Lisbon (Lisboa), Portugal, from July 12 to 15, 2017, www.prohitech2017.com.

The themes of the conference are related to the protection of historical constructions and 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 topics will also be addressed, such as sustainability, energy efficiency, re-use and adaptation to climate changes.

The call for abstracts is open. These can be submitted through the conference webpage www.prohitech2017.com tabs Abstracts and Papers/Abstract Submission.

The clock is ticking so please bear in mind the following deadlines:

Early bird registration fee of authors - 31 March 2017”

More details: website
Seminar: A Realidade da Reabilitação Sísmica do Parque Edificado
8th June 2017, Sede Nacional da Ordem dos Arquitectos, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 8/6/2017
"The Seminar The Reality of the Seismic Rehabilitation of the Built Park to be held on June 8, 2017 in the Auditorium of the Order of Architects (Lisbon) has a joint organization of the Order of Architects, Order of Engineers, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering And the Portuguese Society of Earthquake Engineering. The seminar will aim to reflect on the current relevance of the seismic resilience in Portugal, from the point of view of the actions that are developed on the built. It is intended to outline the main concerns and development work of the different entities that constitute the panel of this Seminar. It is also important to discuss gaps in legislation, training of technicians, institutional and multidisciplinary interconnection required for joint future actions that ensure the concerted implementation of the necessary measures, with a view to improving the seismic resistance of the built-up park."

More details: website [portuguese]
Exhibition: Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
12th June - 1st October 2017, MoMA, New York, United States of America
DATE: 12/6/2017
"Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century, a radical designer and intellectual who embraced new technologies and materials, pioneered do-it-yourself construction systems as well as avant-garde experimentation, and advanced original theories with regards to nature, urban planning, and social politics. Marking the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth on June 8, 1867, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, a major exhibition that critically engages his multifaceted practice. The exhibition comprises approximately 450 works made from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, along with a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited. Structured as an anthology rather than a comprehensive, monographic presentation of Wright’s work, the exhibition is divided into 12 sections, each of which investigates a key object or cluster of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, interpreting and contextualizing it, and juxtaposing it with other works from the Archives, from MoMA, or from outside collections. The exhibition seeks to open up Wright’s work to critical inquiry and debate, and to introduce experts and general audiences alike to new angles and interpretations of this extraordinary architect."

More details: website
Call for Entries: 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
30th June 2017, UNESCO Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
DATE: 30/6/2017
"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: Victor Palla e Bento d´Almeida: Arquitectura de Outro Tempo [Architecture of Another Time]
11th April - 18th June 2017, Garagem Sul, CCB, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 18/6/2017
Between 11th April and 18th June 2017 the exhibition Victor Palla e Bento d´Almeida: Arquitectura de outro tempo [Architecture of another time] will be held at Garagem Sul, CCB, Lisbon Portugal.

"The work of the architects Victor Palla (1922-2006) and Joaquim Bento d´Almeida (1918-1997), recognized by the historiography and criticism of Portuguese architecture, has not yet been the subject of public exposure. Being part of a generation of architects who joined to the principles of the Modern Movement, the professional activity of this pair was manifested over 25 years (1947-1973). With more than 700 projects, they were responsible for the modernization of countless commercial establishments, factories, primary schools, permanent housing (single-family housing and multi-family housing) and temporary housing (tourist hotels and holiday villages), extending the activity to the areas of design and the arts. Celebrated as precursors in the introduction of the American model of snack bar in Portugal for seventeen years, they were also in charge of the single-family housing projects that EVA magazine raffled for Christmas."

More details: website [portuguese]
Salone del Mobile Milano 2017: Objects by Estudio Carme Pinós
4th - 9th April 2017, Salone del Mobile Milano 2017, Milan, Italy
DATE: 4/4/2017
Between 4th and 9th APril 2017, OBJECTS by Estudio Carme Pinós  will be at the Salone del Mobil Milano 2017, Milan, Italy. 

"After winning international recognition for her work with Enric Miralles, Carmen Pinós sets up her own studio in Barcelona in 1991. Since then, she has combined her work as an architect and teacher in prestigious international universities."
More details: website
Collection Launch: Arquitectura Brasileira
29th March 2017, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil
DATE: 29/3/2017
In 29th March 2017 it will be launch the collection Arquitectura Brasileira [Brazilian Architecture], by Casa da Arquitectura - Centro Português de Arquitectura, at Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil.

More details: Facebook page [portuguese]
Meeting-Tribute: Le Voyage Zevaco: Centenaire d´un Architecte
25th March 2017, Institut français de Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
DATE: 25/3/2017
"Organized a tribute meeting on Saturday 25th March at 5pm at the French Institute in Casablanca. On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the architect Jean-François Zevaco, MAMMA. And made in A. o.
Various witnesses and witnesses will compose the panel of the evening to illuminate the man and his genius.

From then on, it will be a question of unveiling and understanding the man and the artist Jean-François Zevaco in order to better understand his architectural work. For this, Jean-Louis Cohen, architect and historian of architecture, will place this architecture in the international and national context. We will discuss the complexity of this work, which is described as "brutalist" as much as "lyrical". Dominique and Charles Teboul, daughter and son-in-law of the architect Zevaco, will describe the universe of man. This testimony will bathe us in its intellectual and artistic sphere and will reveal the essence of its projects. To understand the influence that Jean-François Zevaco had on the generations of architects who followed him, Driss Kettani, a young Casablancan architect, will tell us the inspiration that the achievements brought him when he visited them one after the other other. Numerous other testimonials, friends, collaborators, partners, contractors, maitres d´ouvrage will punctuate the evening. 

In conclusion, and as a follow-up to the sketch contest launched with the students, the three winners will be announced and rewarded at the end of this meeting. The ten best sketches will be exhibited during this meeting in the gallery located on the floor of the Cultural Institute. 

This tribute to Jean-François Zevaco will be extended by an exhibition of the works of the architect at the Villa Sami Suissa, called "Zevaco". The Maison Paul will meet us on April 20 in the famous villa to discover this second event."

More details: Facebook page [french]
Conference: The Dialectics of Drawing: Le Corbusier´s Design Process
24th March 2017, 16h, Monchique Coventry, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 24/3/2017
The Architecture Faculty of Porto University organizes in 25th March 2017, 16h, at Monchique Coventry, Oporto, Portugal the conference ´The dialectics of drawing: Le Corbusier´s design process´ presented by Marta Sequeira, Professor at Évora University and Guest Professor at Lisbon Architecture Faculty.

This is the third conference, entitled ´Le Corbusier e as casas dos monges brancos´, of the cycle
that started in January and will end in July 2017.

More details: website
Exhibition: Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of Alhambra
8th March - 28th May 2017, Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 28/5/2017
"Álvaro Siza Vieira is perhaps the most poetic and rigorous master of contemporary architecture. His imagination was first captivated by the Alhambra in the 1940s, during family travels, that engendered his seminal introductions to architecture. His visits to Granada later multiplied, and in 1984, when it was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Siza also rose to international recognition and started winning numerous awards.
In 2011, Álvaro Siza and Juan Domingo Santos won the "Alhambra Atrium" International Ideas Contest, with their project that proposed a "New Gate" for the 21st century, which symbolises, in continuity, all the entrances to this acropolis, of timeless modernity.
Inspired by Siza’s hallmark distillation of memory and topography, the project proposes an embryonic structure that combines nature, and the past and present, offering equal zones of shade, water and vegetation. Merging with the surrounding landscape, the project emphasises, via its public square and panoramic platform, the contemplative aspect of Islamic culture. It can cater to distribution of the Alhambra’s 8,500 visitors per day.
The harmonious management of multiple interventions is undoubtedly the most perennial synthesis of the Alhambra complex, a linguistic codex that this exhibition highlights from the viewpoint of the genius of Álvaro Siza - unifying spaces, geometries, cultures and times.

Organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art , the exhibition "Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of the Alhambra" is curated by the architect António Choupina."

Guided Tours
25th March, 15:30 - Guided visit in Portuguese by Laredo
18th April, 18:30 - Guided visit by António Choupina, exhibition´s curator
14th May, 12h - Guided visit by João Almeida e Silva, educator
25th May, 18:30 - Guided visit by António Choupina, exhibition´s curator

More details: website
Exhibition: El Principio Coop – Hannes Meyer y la Idea de una Creación Colectiva
14th March - 28th May 2017, Museo Franz Meyer, Mexico City, Mexico
DATE: 28/5/2017
Between 14th March and 28th May 2017, the exhibition "El Principio Coop – Hannes Meyer y la Idea de una Creación Colectiva" will be held at Museo Franz Meyer, Mexico City, Mexico.

The exhibition is dedicated to questions about the relationship of society and creation, individual and collective creation and production, as discussed especially under the second director of the Bauhaus, Hannes Meyer, who lived in exile in Mexico since 1939.

More details: website [spanish]
95th Anniversary: Shukhov Tower
by Vladimir Shukhov, Moscow, Russia, 1922
DATE: 19/3/2017
Last 19th March 2017 was the 95th anniversary of Shukhov Tower!

"Designed by the Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov (1853-1939) and known after his name, the Shukhov Tower is a globally renowned broadcast transmission tower from the early twentieth century that still remains an icon of Moscow, being one of the vertical dominants in the skyline of the city. Despite inappropriate works of restoration carried out in the 1970s and the subsequent damages by corrosion, it is undoubtedly a masterpiece of structural engineering and a representative example of the Russian architecture from the Modern Movement. 

Its exceptional value comes from the innovative hyperboloid steel structure. The transparency and lightness of the structure evidence the prodigious skills of the Russian creators and represent their pioneering spirit and technical achievements."

Docomomo International is happy to celebrate the Shukhov Tower anniversary after being under threat in 2014.

Remember the Docomomo International efforts:
The Campaign to Save Shukhov TowerStill Under Threat: Shukhov TowerThe Shukhov Tower is saved for now!
Lecture: Beyond Buildings: What is the Role of Architecture in the Sharing Economy?
10th April 2017, Future Cities Catapult, London, England
DATE: 10/4/2017
"A surge of digital services, such as AirBnb, Uber and the like, are increasingly changing the way we experience urban centres. In addition, with the rise of digital tools, services that were often carried out by governments are being relegated to private entities. Based on individualistic ‘user pays’ philosophy, such services are increasingly shifting the way our built environment is used, shaped and perceived. What is the role of architecture in this context? This talk will discuss whether and how an approach to architecture ‘beyond buildings’ can unveil a new potential for civic engagement within the context of the sharing economy."

More details: website
Publication: Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret - Restoration of the Clarté Building, Geneva
Ed. by Office du patrimoine et des sites, BIRKHÄUSER, 2016
DATE: 1/10/2017
"The book describes the story of Clarté, Le Corbusier’s first apartment building, continuing the narrative into the 21st century. The steel skeleton building completed in Geneva in 1930/1932 is a prototype of the Moderne style and a precursor of the Unité d’Habitation.

The building was neglected for many decades and not listed as a historic building until the 1990s. In 2007 the external envelope was repaired as the first step, followed by refurbishment of the interior, in which building preservation requirements were taken into account in an exemplary manner. The building log book by the architects and structural engineers is illustrated with numerous new and historic drawings and photographs, and has been supplemented with an account of the building’s history. The renovated building is presented in large photographs."

More details: website
Lecture: Big Data and Smart Cities: Is Technology Challenging or Empowering Citizenship?
27th March 2017, The Building Centre, London, England
DATE: 27/3/3017
"How is the use of technology both changing and challenging how we relate to our environment? How can smart cities empower citizens without undermining their rights to privacy and private ownership? Who is the smart city for? This talk in our Architecture and Citizenship programming will discuss the role of big data in the built environment industry with the aim of understanding how architects and designers can participate in the way data is aggregated, interpreted and used to inform decision-making in urban centres today.

The use of digital technologies and data in cities is usually praised for the way it can help monitor environmental performance, study and design cities as they evolve, and connect people and professionals to construct more open, cross-disciplinary forms of urbanism. Nevertheless, smart cities are increasingly criticised for the way they use technology to impose top-down control, raising fears that they might foster urban exclusion rather than civic participation. Equally, smart cities raise questions about the growing role of private businesses and corporate entities that are increasingly taking over the functions of local governments. This talk will aim to understand what are the challenges of smart cities and discuss how architects and designers can ensure that digital technologies are used to shape real citizen engagement in urban development."

More details: website
Publication: Interior Landscapes. A Visual Atlas
by Stefano Corbo, Images Publishing, 2016
DATE: 1/5/2016
"Contemporary architecture is often characterized by the total interpenetration of interior and exterior configurations: the differentiation between these two dialectical poles has become indistinguishable, boundaries blurry and the result of any design process is a hybrid product, based on the superposition of different and heterogeneous layers.

The impossibility of separating interior and exterior permits a general re-organization of some topics internal to the territory of architecture, and also expresses the necessity of a systemic analysis of the most recent episodes. If at first glance this interest for a new kind of dialectics may appear as the most evident epiphenomenon of a wider and recent tendency, under careful examination one can observe that the tension between interior and exterior has always been present in architecture, differently articulated over the centuries, and expressed through several means of representation.
Starting from the 18th century, Interior Landscapes describes the nature of such a relation, in order to unveil those invariant forms, principles or concepts that crossed the History of Architecture, laid hidden underneath the events flowing, and periodically re-emerged to shape contemporary episodes.

Separation, inversion, interpenetration, dissolution—all of these categories periodically characterize the interior-exterior dialectics. By borrowing different interpretative elements— drawings, photographs, illustrations—Interior Landscapes is configured as a visual atlas, aimed to demonstrate how, through the contamination of interior and exterior, always-new architectural insights emerge."

More details: website
Conference: Constructing Modern Architecture: Myth and Reality (1925-1975)
25th-26th April 2018, Escuela de Arquitectura, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
DATE: 25/4/2018
"There are many accounts about the genesis of the modern movement that stablish their origins in the functional and technological contents of the engineer´s works, aesthetically carefree; The technology, often appears, as the causal argument of innovations in the design of the build spaces.

This move on to look at the aesthetic progress of the modernity as something found, subordinate, and also forced by the new materials, in mode that the results seem that have been inevitable.

But, perhaps would be correct also the viceversa; and fit to think that these technological advances are just a response to the new spatial and functional needs."

Key dates
Call for abstracts: 10th June 2017
Papers approval: 10th July 2017 
Papers reception: 15th November 2017

More details: PDF below
Call for Sessions: 6th International Congress on Construction History
9th -13th July 2018, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 1/4/2017
"The 6th International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH) will be organised in Brussels, from July 9 to July
13, 2018. For the first time, thematic sessions as well as the usual open sessions will be organised. Therefore,
a two-step procedure is adopted: the call for thematic sessions is launched first, followed by the general call
for abstracts. The general call for abstracts will invite contributions for the special thematic sessions as well
as contributions dealing with a broad range of construction history topics (typology, the action of building,
knowledge transfer, process and actors, materials, services, etc.). With this combination, the organisers aim at
both a broad and an in-depth assessment of new research in construction history."

Key dates
Call for sessions: 1st March 2017
Submit sessions: 1st April 2017
Call for abstracts: 1st May 2017
Submit abstracts: 15th June 2017
Submit papers: 1st December 2017

More details: PDF below
Exhibition: Dans l’intimité de l’Atelier du 35, rue de Sèvres Point de vue d’un amateur, Ernest Weissmann Bobines inédites / 1929-1930
31st March - 1st July 2017, Maison La Roche, Paris, France
DATE: 1/7/2017
In 1929 and 1930, Ernest Weissmann, collaborator of Le Corbusier, filmed the activities of the workshop 35 rue de Sèvres with an amateur camera. He is interested in the site of the Salvation Army and that of the Villa Savoye. These images, captured by a young collaborator on the workshop team, provide us with an original document about the environment and how it was organized: departure from Le Corbusier for Moscow, visit to the Stein-de-Monzie villa, meeting Work with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, realization of the diorama of the Mundaneum...

These reels have long remained unpublished because of the support used but the images are now available as a result of their digitization.

The choice has been made to present in this exhibition photograms extracted from various sequences, for the most part images that emanate from fixed framing. The selection of the photograms makes it possible to isolate these significant fugitive moments and to focus on their factual content and the quality of the frame while disregarding the virtuosity of the operator:
- Working at the workshop 35 rue de Sèvres
- Departure to Moscow
- The Mundaneum diorama
- Filming the construction site of the villa Savoye

More details: website [french]
Symposium: Asian Perspectives
17th-18th March 2017, School of Design & Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore
DATE: 17/3/2017
"Featuring practitioners and academics from Asia coming together to share their experiences in engaging and empowering communities. This symposium brings together practitioners and academics from Asia to share their experiences of engaging and empowering communities to co-create spaces.  With rapid transformations of the urban and the rural environments in Asia, new thinking and new methods for working with local communities in planning and design of humane and quality places are of utmost urgency.  Public participation is a two-way interaction between the planner/designer and the user/stakeholder.  Planner/designer need to learn how to go into the community, to become part of it, and the user/stakeholder need to become active citizens in determining the outcomes of the physical environment.  A dialogue among presenters from six Asian countries will provide further understandings of the social contexts, the methodologies, and the learning processes in participatory community planning and design."

More details: website
Lecture: Brasília: urbanismo e desenvolvimento nacional
16th March, Colegio Mayor Casa do Brasil de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 16/3/2017
On 16th March the lecture Brasília: urbanismo e desenvolvimento nacional be Rodrigo de Faria will be held at Colegio Mayor Casa do Brasil de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

More details: PDF below

Symposium: ICOMOS-BRAZIL
10th-13th May 2017, UFMG - Campus Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
DATE: 10/5/2017
"The 2016 ICOMOS-BRAZIL Scientific Symposium will present an overview of the discussions on the heritage in our country, from conferences and round tables that will bring together experts who will bring an idea of ​​the state of the art of the national debate, as well as the memory of the action Of ICOMOS-BRAZIL in these debates.In this sense, this event is of the highest importance, inaugurating a series of scientific symposiums that will take place annually in Brazil, with the support of ICOMOS International, which brings together the world´s leading cultural heritage experts and advises UNESCO on issues of world Heritage.With this event, a specialized forum of discussion and debate about heritage will be created in our country, helping to advance the state of the art in this field, in which architects and urban planners have outstanding performance. With the greater promotion and standardization of this area, it will be possible to guarantee a more qualified performance of the professionals in what refers to the cultural patrimony.Each year, in addition to revisiting the fundamentals of the area, the event will focus on a specific theme, which will receive more attention. The theme chosen and 2017 is post-disaster reconstruction - which takes up the theme discussed by the International ICOMOS Symposium and is of special relevance in our country."

More details: website [portuguese]
Lecture: The De-characterization of Modern Architecture
16th March 2017, 19h, IAB.PE, Recife, Brazil
DATE: 16/3/2017
"Some recent facts related to transformations that deprive notable buildings of the modern architecture of Pernambuco concern and attract the attention of experts and lay people.Without being considered Cultural Heritage or classified as "Preservation Special Properties", these buildings are vulnerable to predatory interventions that alter the characteristics that give it singularity and prominence.The IAB PE promotes the debate about the interventions in modern architecture that jeopardize the preservation of the original and authentic qualities of outstanding examples of the local architectural production, as well as the copyright of relevant architects of the city."

More details: IAB.PE Facebook page [portuguese]
Casabella Lecture Cycle: Italian Architecture History
18th April - 6th May 2017, Forlì and Cesena, Italy
DATE: 6/5/2017
Between 18th April and 6th May 2017 it will be held the lecture cycle: Italian Architecture History, organized by Casabella, at Forlì and Cesena, Italy.

18th April - Forlì - 17h
"Giuseppe Terragni and Adalberto Libera" by Marco Mulazzani

28th April - Cesena - 17h
"Luigi Moretti" by Marco Mulazzani

29th April - Cesena - 10h
"Franco Albini" by Federico Bucci

5th May - Forlì - 17h
"Giuseppe Caccaro" by Marco Mulazzani

6th May - Forlì - 10h
"Carlo Scarpa" by Marco Mulazzani-Gianluca Frediani

More details: website [italian]
Chicago Architecture Biennial announces 2017 participants
16th September 2017 - 7th January 2018, Chicago, United States
DATE: 16/9/2017
"The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced its 2017 list of participants. Artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Los Angeles-based firm Johnston Marklee selected the 100 firms to present their work at the second Biennial from September 16th, 2017, through January 7th, 2018.

This year’s Biennial, titled “Make New History,” will take a decidedly historical look at architecture. The show hopes to address the persistent “insistence on creating works that are unprecedented and unrelated to architectures of the past.” The participating architects represent a generation which has a renewed interest in historic precedents, while still being interested in progressive architecture.

“This year’s list of participants was carefully chosen to showcase the future of architecture and design rooted in history,” said Todd Palmer, Executive Director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. “Through presenting a variety of work, we aim to give visitors of all kinds, from leaders across the global architecture community to the interested traveler, an in-depth look at architecture as we know it today, and the chance to be inspired by how architecture is making new history in cities around the world.”"

Participants: website

[by The Architects Newspaper]
Call for Memories: Apartment-studio of Le Corbusier
Foundation Le Corbusier, Paris France
DATE: 9/3/2017
"The Foundation Le Corbusier is in search of any testimony regarding the apartment-studio of Le Corbusier. Have you visited, photographed, drew, the living world of Le Corbusier or since: we invite you to share with us your memories, testimonies, documents."

More details: website
2nd anniversary of the Amatller House Museum
12th March 2017, Amatller House Museum, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 12/3/2017
"We celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Amatller House Museum on Sunday 12 March, coinciding with the date that the chocolate manufacturer Antoni Amatller bought the house in 1898, celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the opening of the visits Amatller House Museum.We started well, with the activities planned for the celebration of the Year Puig.We invite you to celebrate with us a very special morning. There will be many activities in the house where you can participate: chocolate, all visitors 50% discount... And many more surprises..."

More details: website
Save the Date: 2017 Tours & Events at Manitoga
20th April - 30th September 2017, Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, New York, USA
DATE: 30/9/2017
The tours & events of this year at Manitoga:

Manitoga in Manhattan, an Evening Cocktail - April 20
Landscape Work Days - April 22, September 23, November 4
House, Studio & Landscape Tours - June 2 through November 13featuring PennDesign Pavilion, Ecstatic Lightand more
Members Opening Celebration - June 10 
Sunset Tours of Manitoga - June 24, July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 21
Summer Nature & Design Camp - July 10 through July 21
Annual Performance - Resonance and Resemblance by Suzanne Thorpe - September 30 

To book your tickets: website
Journal Launch: Revista Património nº4
14th March, 18:30, Arte Popular Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 14/3/2017
On 14th March it will be held the presentation of the RP — Patrimony Journal at Arte Popular Museum in Belem, Lisbon, Portugal, 18:30.

More details: website [portuguese]
Publication: Sanriku Tsunami and reorganization of villages - Beyond Modern Disaster Reconstruction
by Kentaro Okamura, Kajima-publishing, 2017
DATE: 8/3/2017
"Sanriku area located in the northeastern part of Japan was hit by four tsunami disasters including the East Japan great earthquake (2011) since the Meiji Restoration (1867). However, the area has fulfilled the miraculous reconstruction every time. Among them, the reconstruction method of the Kirikiri Village settled as "the ideal village" at the Showa Sanriku Tsunami (1933) is still worthy of reference as "Merckumar of Modern Disaster Reconstruction ". This book clarifies the process of the reconstruction in villages, from the change of governance mechanism, the transition of institution and operation, and the dynamics of the people. And a contemporary reconstruction model will be woken up. This book contains many pictures of disaster areas photographed after the Great East Japan Earthquake."

Kentaro Okamura: The University of Tokyo, Assistant Lecturer. Born in 1981. Architectural history, urban history, disaster history. 
Book Launch: Arquitectura. A Praça da Autonomia, Pedagogia, Epistemologia, Pensamento Crítico
by José António Bandeirinha, Fundação Marques da Silva, 2017
DATE: 9/3/2017
The book: The book Arquitectura. A Praça da Autonomia, Pedagogia, Epistemologia, Pensamento Crítico by José António Bandeirinha, will be launch on 9th March at Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra, 18h and on 15th March 2017 at Casa Atelier José Marques da Silva, Porto, Portigal, 18h.

More details: website [portuguese]
Lecture: Curatorial Practices at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1956-2016. Curators, Collections, Exhibitions and Architecture
8th March 2017, FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 8/3/2017
In 8th March 2017, Annika Gunnarsson curator of Moderna Museet in Stockholm will give the lecture Curatorial Practices at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1956-2016. Curators, Collections, Exhibitions and Architectureat FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (auditorium 3 - tower B), Lisbon, Portugal, 18h.

More details: PDF below
Exhibition: Bauhaus in Motion
1st March 2017 - 8th January 2018, Bauhaus Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 8/1/2018
"From 1 March 2017 to 8 January 2018 the Bauhaus Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung is showing "Bauhaus in Motion". This special exhibition presents the connection between the Bauhaus and motion on various levels: the theme of motion can be found in works by famous Bauhaus teachers, such as Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer and László Moholy-Nagy, as well as in numerous student works. The range of exhibited pieces encompasses works from classes at the Bauhaus – such as motion studies from the preliminary course – as well as paintings, photographs, architectural drafts, furniture, ceramics, metalwork and works on paper. Fine-art and documentary photos will be used to reveal the significance of physical movement in the context of instruction, leisure time, on the Bauhaus stage and at celebrations as well as the mobility of the Bauhaus itself.

The Bauhaus (1919–1933) was the 20th century´s most important school of architecture, design and art. Relocations and new directors and teachers also repeatedly placed it in a state of change in terms of geography, content and staff. In an increasingly technological and mobile society, new artistic perspectives and design solutions were sought at the Bauhaus. Fourteen years after its founding the school was closed in 1933, under pressure from the Nazis. Many students and teachers emigrated.

"In ´Bauhaus in Motion´ we present central works from the world´s largest Bauhaus collection with a focus on change and movement.The processes of change in our own building provided the impulse for this," explains Dr Annemarie Jaeggi, Director of the Bauhaus-Archiv. In 2019, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the museum building of the Bauhaus-Archiv will be modernised in a manner appropriate to its status as a listed landmark and supplemented by a new building. Construction is to begin in 2018."

More details: website
Exhibition: Kirchgassner: A Solitary Modernist
21st February-4th June 2017, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil
DATE: 4/6/2017
Between 21st February and 4th June 2017 it will be held the exhibition "Kirchgassner: A Solitary Modernist" in the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil. 

"Kirchgässner was born in Germany in 1899, coming to Brazil shortly thereafter in 1909. In Curitiba, the German studied Fine Arts and Architecture by correspondence at the Karnack-Hachfeld Architectktur System in Potsdam and at the Deutche Kunstschule in Berlin. 

"Inserted in the multicultural formation of Curitiba, Kirchgassner executed the first modernist houses of the city within the spirit of the avant-gardes of Germany of the 1920s", points out Salvador Gnoato, curator of the show."

More details: website [portuguese]
Conference Cycle: Réutiliser l´architecture
24th November 2016-11th May 2017, École nationale supérieure d´architecture et de paysage de Lille, Lille, France
DATE: 11/5/2017
"Two thirds of architectural control in France today concern existing buildings. Whether it is rehabilitation, conversion, upgrading, standardization or simply maintenance, the amount of the architect´s interventions on existing buildings has been steadily increasing since the 1980s .Among these buildings, which constitute the main area of intervention for architects, a large number of buildings date back to the 20th century, especially the second half, a period in which the quantities built justify a particular interest. Even if social demand evolves, these recent architectures are frequently the object of transformation or adaptation without clearly established theoretical foundation and sometimes even without the knowledge of the buildings a prerequisite.
Besides these trivial or utilitarian operations, exemplary constructions show the possible directions of re-use of the existing architecture. The conference cycle intends to propose the presentation of exemplary cases and the formulation of specific methods of intervention from an international perspective. Addressing the architecture and landscape, as well as all the fields of study, several approaches and themes will be studied: case study, analysis of postures, theoretical, historical, programmatic, specific techniques..."

Conference Cycle:
- Réutilisation versus manque by Teresa Gali-Izard, 24th November 2016
- L´art de la transformation by Philippe Prost, 2nd March 2017
- Spolia by Gilles Saussier, 9th March 2017
- La Seconde Guerre Mondiale, ou le grand recyclage by Jean-Louis Cohen, 16th MArch 2017
- Adaptive reuse: The modern movement towards the future, by Ana Tostões, 11th May 2017

More details: PDF below [french]
The studio RCR Arquitectes wins the 2017 Pritzker Prize
1st March 2017
DATE: 1/3/2017
Docomomo International congratulates the architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vitalta  for being announced the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize winners.

"Pigem becomes only the third woman in the prize’s 38-year history to have been handed the internationally recognised honour after Zaha Hadid in 2004 and Kazuyo Sejima who won the award alongside partner Ryue Nishizawa in 2010.

RCR Arquitectes is known for its work in Olot and across Spain, receiving significant attention for projects such as the Bell-Lloc Winery, in Palamós, near Girona and the library & senior citizens’ Centre in Barcelona.
However the studio has also made headlines outside of the country, most notably in Rodez, France with its striking steel-clad museum dedicated to the work of French abstract artist Pierre Soulages.

The Pritzker Prize judges described the trio’s intensely collaborative way of working as ’deliberate and thoughtful’ adding that their approach to architecture created buildings which were ’local and universal at the same time’."

Docomomo International wishes the very best success for the architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vitalta.

More details: website
EU Mies Award 2017: 5 Finalists
DATE: 27/2/2017
The five finalists of EU Mies Award 2017 were announce:
- Kannikegården, Ribe, Denmark (2017) by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
Ely Court, London, United Kingdom (2015) by Alison Brooks Architects
deFlat Kleiburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2016) by NL Architects; XVW architectuur
THE RIVESALTES MEMORIAL MUSEUM, Rivesaltes/Ribesaltes, France (2015) by Rudy Ricciotti
Katyn Museum, Warszawa, Poland (2015) by BBGK Architekci

"The Prize objectives aim at promoting and understanding the significance of quality and reflecting the complexity of Architecture´s own significance in terms of technological, constructional, social, economic, cultural and aesthetic achievements."

More details: website
Workshop: Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity: Challenges for Planning Research
5th-8th July 2017, Aveiro University, Aveiro, Portugal
DATE: 5/7/2017
"The aim of the PhD workshop is to promote a lively meeting during three days, which will create the space for the share of experiences and thoughts and allow positive contributions to each PhD researcher.

Specific topics: Starting from the main theme of the 2017 congress "Spaces of dialogue for places of dignity", we propose to adress three main topics: (1) the nature of the normative dimension of planning; (2) spatial planning and multi-scalar complexity; (3) and planners and the dialectics between planning and the role of the State. More than application submissions that "fit" in to these topics we hope that they can inspire debate about the content, the methodology and the aims of students´PhD research projects."

More details: website
Call for papers: Architecture/Heritage/Politics for Fabrications
JSAHANZ (Stuart King)
DATE: 25/9/2017
"The spaces of normative cultures dominate the heritage arena suppressing or marginalising other competing forms of heritage. Architecture is uniquely positioned to resist these hegemonic processes through substantive material presence, the resilience of which is best realised in conservation praxis. But too often heritage conservation assumes an apolitical stance by neglecting to acknowledge its own unsettling agendas. This issue of Fabrications seeks to understand the nature of the relationship between major and minor cultural practices where architecture, heritage and politics intersect. Its particular focus is the Asia-Pacific region, where tensions caused by colonisation, decolonisation, territorial conflicts, the cold war, migration, nation building and economic liberalisation have produced diverse or dissident built expressions.

What are the implications of the politics of patrimony for architectural history? We are interested in how both normative and marginal cultures reinvent the past; how relationships of geopolitical dominance or dependence are expressed; and how majority and minority cultures operate within sovereign frameworks. Do the politics of these processes have legible architectural outcomes? Do their material expressions cross geopolitical borders? Do they suggest new methodologies for researching and writing architectural history? Could they raise questions about the place of architectural history amid the interdisciplinary practices of conservation?  What are their implications for the architecture of heritage framed internationally, nationally and regionally that has to negotiate diversity, dissent and accumulation? The issue anticipates papers that rethink the multifarious relationships between the discourses of heritage and architecture in ways that are self-reflexive, inclusive, dynamic and mindful of the co-habitation of different cultural positions."

More details: website
Call for papers: ISCH Prize Competition 2017 for Cultural Historians
26th-29th June 2017, Umea, Sweden
DATE: 26/6/2017
"In order to support cultural historical research and encourage scholars in their early career, the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH) offers an essay prize which will be awarded each year to the best article on cultural history. The ISCH Prize in 2017 is 350€, and the winning article will also be published in the society´s journal Cultural History.

The ISCH welcomes original texts that make an insightful contribution to scholarship on cultural history through methodological innovation, theoretical originality or historiographical significance. Articles on any aspect of cultural history, on any historical period or geographical area will be accepted for consideration.

Submissions should be original, unpublished works in English, written by scholars who, when applying for the prize, are either preparing their PhD or have completed their PhD during the last five years. Essays should be double spaced, and no more than 7000 words in length.

To submit an entry, please send a complete application to each member of the Prize Committee. The submissions should include a cover sheet with author information, a short CV and the essay itself. All files should be in pdf format.

Your submission must be sent not later than 30 April 2017. The winner will be announced at the ISCH Conference in Umea, 26-29 June, 2017."
Call for papers: 10th International Congress: The History of Modern Spanish Architecture
25th - 26th April 2018, School of Architecture, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
DATE: 10/6/2017
The 2018 International Congress on The History of Modern Spanish Architecture has now opened submission for abstracts on the theme of "Constructing Modern Architecture: Myth and Reality (1925-1975)".

Key dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 10th, 2017 

More details: website

PDF below
Call for papers: Sophia Peer Review Journal
DATE: 23/2/2017
Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries

"Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries is the global theme addressing theoretical work that explores how image in the broad sense, i.e. comprehending how the worlds of photography, film, video, television and new media, works as an object of though, in Walter Benjamin’s sense, and as an object in itself that interacts with the world without other intermediations, in Susan Sontag’s or Rolland Barth’s sense. In this way, scopio Sophia wants to contribute to redefine the borders of the diverse worlds that think or use image and photography significantly as happens in visual, performing and the literary arts, taking its readers in the freshest directions: from architecture to philosophy, painting to performance, from photography to video or film. Thus, we are interested in receiving diverse texts thinking on how photography and image can be used for understanding critically the set of issues around the main theme of Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries.

Sophia peer reviewed journal is connected with the International Congress ON THE SURFACE: Photography and Architecture: Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries, which means, in this case, that some presented abstracts can be invited to integrate the 5th Edition of the Congress that will be held in FAUP, Porto at the end of 2018."

More details: website
Call for papers: Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium
12th - 13th October, 2017, Cambridge, MA, USA; 15th - 16th December, 2017, Hong Kong, China
DATE: 1/4/2017
"I.M. Pei (1917 - ) remains one of the most celebrated yet under-theorized architects of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Though Pei´s six-decade career is mostly identified with his unwavering interest in cultural synthesis and the power of pure geometrical form, his work and methods of practice offer additional opportunities for investigating their dynamic intertwinement within multiple, consequential moments in the history of mid- to late twentieth century architecture, and their relationships with broader social, cultural, and geopolitical phenomena.

Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium seeks to reexamine Pei in the context of the architect´s 100th birthday year as two linked conferences organized by M+, the new museum for visual culture being built in Hong Kong, with, respectively, the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Conference organizers will structure both events based on the papers received.

Rethinking Pei is made possible with a grant from the C Foundation."

Key dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 1st, 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2017

More details: website
Exhibition: Modern Architecture in Latin America
7th - 18th MArch, Rectory Hall, UFSC, Santa Catarina, Brazil
DATE: 7/3/2017
"The Architecture and Urbanism Course of UFSC promotes a conference call with Professor Fernando Lara on March 7, at 2 o´clock in the auditorium of the Rectory, as an opening of the exhibition "Modern Architecture in Latin America". The exhibition was designed to accompany the book Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology and Utopia, by Luis E. Carranza and Fernando Lara, released in January 2015. The exhibition is open until 18 March in the hall of the Rectory.

There are 300 illustrations organized in a time-line format, but that allow for different looks and narratives about the construction of Latin American modernity in its historical, social, political and cultural conditions. The exhibition, set up in March 2015, has since passed through the cities of Austin, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and Saint Louis. After his passage through Florianópolis, he goes to Recife, Santiago and Bogota."

More details: website [portuguese]
Call for papers: III International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing
18th - 20th April 2018, Guadalajara, Mexico
DATE: 17/4/2017
"The initiative of the International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing is 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 III Congress will be held from April 18th to 20th, 2018, in Guadalajara-Mexico, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Innovation, Design and City of the School of Art, Architecture and Design of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (EAAD-ITESM). It will feature complementary activities from 11th to 15th April, including a workshop, city tours and a poster exhibition of papers."

Key dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 17th, 2017 


More details: website (Spanish/Castilian)

PDF below (Spanish/Castilian)
Conference: ´The dialectics of drawing: Le Corbusier´s design process´
24th February 2017, Seminário Maior da Diocese do Porto, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 24/2/2017
The Architecture Faculty of Porto University organizes in 24th February 2017, 16:30, at Seminário Maior da Diocese do Porto, Oporto, Portugal the conference ´The dialectics of drawing: Le Corbusier´s design process´ presented by Tim Benton, Emeritus History of Art Professor at Open University of Cambridge and Visiting Professor of History of Art Department and Archeology at Columbia University.

This conference, will be the second of the cicle ´Aulas de Autor . Le Corbusier e o Desenho´ that started in January and will end in July 2017.

This session will have live streaming in www.facebook.com/FAUPorto

More details: website
Call for papers: VIII AISU CONGRESS City, Travel, Tourism
7th - 9th September 2017, Napoli, Italy
DATE: 7/9/2017
"The VIII AISU Congress has as its theme the city as a travel destination throughout its long history: a basic human need, an event concerned with knowledge, education, business and trade and with military or religious conquests, but also related to exodus as a means of simply obtaining physical or spiritual salvation.
An ideal way to taste, to narrate, to represent or to enhance the city and its surroundings, to describe the landscape, to identify the monumental, urban and social poles that are useful for defining its identity in the context of inexorable transformations from ancient times to the contemporary world. The historic city will be investigated as a scene of artistic, literary production, as a place of the production of consumer goods related to travel, as well as in its more recent role as formidable attractor of a new cultural and touristic industry.
In the context of one of the most celebrated historical cities in the world, the cradle of Greek antiquity, myth and beauty, a timeless destination for both cultural and leisure travel, and today, more than ever, concerned with the conservation and development of its own identity, the conference will offer, in the tradition of AISU studies, a further opportunity for reflection and discussion between the various disciplines related to urban history."

Deadline for abstract proposals: 28 February 2017.

More details: website
Call for papers: Empire, Capital and Transnational Resistance
13th -15th September 2017, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
DATE: 13/9/2017
"The anti-colonial revolts of the 1950s and 1960s ran into the sands of neoliberalism from the late 1970s onwards. Operating as it has through neoliberal structures, corporate power has since played an increasingly prominent role in government and governance in the former ?metropoles?, in former colonies, and in relations across the two.

The Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics welcomes interdisciplinary papers on the implications of, and forms of resistance to, the prominence of corporate power in the postcolonial age. We welcome contributions from, among others, philosophy, politics, ethics, area studies, global ethics, geography, cultural and critical theory.

Possible themes include:

* Philosophical, political and ethical analyses of ´Empire´, ´Capital´, ´Resistance´ and related concepts
* How the changing relationship between state and corporation relates to continuing colonial relations
* How the changing relationship between state and corporation affects understandings of citizenship
* The role of the state in a neoliberal and/or postcolonial age
* The interrelations between rising corporate power and the disciplinary and/or securitising powers of the state, in the context of neocolonialism and neoliberalism
* The implications of the above changes for political action and resistance today
* The role of postmodernism and the question of difference in the neoliberal conjuncture
* Understandings of anti- and/or de- colonial politics in this context
* What the experiences of ?the periphery? have to say about how we understand contemporary politics and political action
* Borders
* The relationship between (post)colonialism, (neo)liberalism and the rise of populisms (right and/or left)
* Trump, Brexit and the Right: implications for realignments of resistance"

Key dates:
Paper Submission :17th March 2017
Seminar: 13th-15th September 2017

More details: website
IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Spring 2017
24th February 2017, Room V1.41, DECivil e Arquitectura, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 24/2/2017
On 24th February 2017, between 14h00 and 18h00, the PhD Week Spring 2017, organized in the framework of the IST PhD Program in Architecture, will be held at Instituto Superior Técnico - Room V1.41 DECivil e Arquitectura (Lisbon University), with the following program:

RESEARCH SEMINAR ON SPACE SYNTAX
Prof. Dr. Ayse Sema KUBAT

Part 1: THE USE OF SPACE SYNTAX IN MORPHO-HISTORICAL RESEARCH
A Look At The Past, Present & Future: An Overview of urban morphology Research  In Turkey
Ä°stanbul Morphological Survey on the transformation of a Political Center to the Transportation Hub: Taksim & Gezi Park from Istanbul.

Part 2: Evidence based Design: Space Syntax as an Innovative Approach
A masterplan for the Regeration of the Declining Historical Region from Galata,
The effect of Built Space on Wayfinding and Pedestrian Movement; a study of the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul



Free admission. Everyone is welcome!


Conference program and practical information available on the following pdf.
Exhibition: New Khmer Architecture and Japan
4th - 16th March 2017, National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
DATE: 4/3/2017
"New Khmer Architecture, the Cambodian architectural modern movement in the 1950-60s, is gathering international attention in the past few years. Recent researches revealed that many Japanese experts took part in this movement; from design phase to construction, and from research projects to urban planning. 

The exhibition "New Khmer and Japan" unveils Cambodian-Japanese architectural collaboration in 1950-60s, based on the original drawings and documents discovered in Japan, including the representative works of Cambodian modernist Vann Molyvann. The exhibition shows the diversity of collaborations, from timber agricultural centre in the rural area to the bridge over the Mekong River in Phnom Penh.

Organized by Environmental Global Hub, Kyushu University, co-organized by Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia, National Museum of Cambodia and The Japan Foundation, with the assistance of Royal University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh."

More details: PDF below
Exhibition: Actors of Urban Change 2015-2017
17th February - 11th March 2017, OASRN, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 17/2/2017
Between 17th February and 11th March 2017 it will be held the exhibition Actors of Urban Change in Ordem dos Arquitectos - Secção Regional Norte in Oporto, Portugal.

Actors of Urban Change is a programme developed by Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with the organization MitOst e.V.. O. The programme mobilizes teams all around Europe with the intuiton of encourage their participation in the creation and  transformation of the urban society where we life. In partnership with Ordem dos Arquitectos - Secção Regional Norte in Oporto, and with coordenation of the project local team, the programme Actors of Urban Change presents an exhibition and promotes an Urban Change Talk about urbanism DoItYourself/DoItTogether.

More details: website
Conference: C&T 2017 – Technology for the Common Good
26th - 30th June 2017, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France
DATE: 26/6/2017
"The biennial Communities and Technologies (C&T) conference is the premier international forum for stimulating scholarly debate and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities – both physical and virtual – and information and communication technologies.

C&T 2017 welcomes participation from researchers, designers, educators, industry, and students from the many disciplines and perspectives bearing on the interaction between community and technology, including architecture, arts, business, design, economics, education, engineering, ergonomics, informatics, information technology, geography, health, humanities, law, media and communication studies, and social sciences. For the 2017 round of C&T, we welcome contributions that particularly pay attention on technology that can be deployed for the common good.

The conference program will include competitively selected, peer-reviewed papers and case studies, as well as pre-conference workshops, a doctoral consortium, and invited keynotes."

More details: website

C&T Flyer: PDF below
Call for papers: Dictators and Degenerates: Modernism, Fascism and the Pursuit of Culture
15th - 16th September 2017, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University College Dublin, Ireland
DATE: 1/3/2017
"This conference explores the interstices between fascism and the avant-gardes in Europe and beyond through the lens of cultural production. The relationship between avant-garde movements and authoritarian regimes is a multi-faceted one. On the one hand, it is often considered as a clash of ideologies, characterised by events such as the Nazi book burnings of 1933 and the Degenerate Art Exhibition (1937) or the unveiling of Picasso´s harrowing anti-war painting, Guernica (1937). However, on the other hand, the nature of the relationship between Futurism and Mussolini´s regime in Italy cannot be so clearly delineated and is still contested. We welcome papers that examine the interaction between avant-garde movements and authoritarian regimes in Europe, including Russia, during the period 1922-1975. Cultural production may include poetry, prose, painting, sculpture, film, theatre, architecture, and photography. Through this focus on cultural production, we aim to highlight the significant role that culture plays in the development of societal power dynamics."

Key dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1st, 2017

More details: website
Isaías Cardoso (1922-2017)
Architect Isaías Cardoso passed away on 13th February 2017
DATE: 13/2/2017
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences, at the passing of the Portuguese architect Isaías Cardoso, to his family and friends.

Graduated from the formerly Oporto School of Fine Arts and considered one of the architects responsible for the introduction of the modern architecture in Figueira da Foz and Central Portugal, Isaias Cardoso was greatly influenced by the Modern Movement architecture, especially that which was being developed in Brazil.
Born in Alhadas, his work can be abundantly found in the districts of Coimbra, Aveiro and Leiria. The most significant projects are in the city where he developed much of his work, Figueira da Foz, such as Piscina-Praia, an unavoidable urban reference and Grande Hotel da Figueira which marked the beginning of that city as a touristic reference.

Isaías Cardoso was distinguished as a honory member of the Portuguese Order of Architects in November of 2016. The work he developed during his professional life should be remembered with great esteem, honor and pride.

The funeral will be tomorrow, February 15th, with the procession starting at 10h30 from Capela Mortuária da Igreja Matriz de S. Julião in Figueira da Foz to the City´s Funerary Complex, where Isaías Cardoso remains will be cremated.
Call for papers: II International Conference Electroacoustic Winds 2017: SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales
13th-17th November 2017, University of Aveiro, Department of Communication and Art (DeCA), Aveiro, Portugal
DATE: 28/4/2017
The International Conference Electroacoustic Winds 2017: SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales is organised by the Center of Electroacoustic research (CIME), the Institute for Ethnomusicology – Research Center for Music and Dance (INET-MD), Research Institute in Design, Media and Culture (ID+) and CIC.Digital.
This conference seeks to establish bridges between music creation, Design & Soundscapes and New Media.
The eaw2017 SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales conference will focus on the relationship between sound and image which are two different languages within the multimedia art form.  The technological tools to improve this relationship are the main focus of the proposed symposium;  dialogical perspectives will gain center stage relevance and participants will be confronted with both technical-linguistic and aesthetic points of view, but also  discussions on how technology is enabling these two mediums to merge themselves, creating tools for manipulating and enhancing not only the artist creativity but also the audience’s immersion.
This audio-vision relationship has become the focus of studies of different authors throughout recent decades. However, in this field, as in others within the digital humanities realm, new assumptions and theories are created every time the technology overcomes its constraints and presents a new paradigm.
Design and soundscapes aims to discuss and mirror interactions and features between design, sound, silence and the potential to perceive space, place and time. Intending to enlarge the scope of the debate, Design and Soundscapes is an invitation to researchers, practitioners, performers to present theoretical frameworks and/or empirical studies within that topic.

Key dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 28th, 2017
Pre-notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts: June 28th, 2017
Deadline for submission of the reviewed abstracts: July 28th, 2017

More details: website
Doctor Honoris Causa: Kenneth Frampton
27th January 2017, UPM, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 27/1/2017
Docomomo International congratulates Kenneth Frampton for becoming a Doctor Honoris Causa by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, during the Solemn Academic Ceremony of Conferral, in the past 27th January 2017.

"Kenneth Frampton is the most prestigious teacher of the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning of Columbia in New York. Born in England, Professor Frampton studied architecture in the London Architectural Association and has dedicated his life to the theory and the teaching of Architecture in many of the most well-known Architecture Schools of England, Switzerland and EEUU. Today he is a Ware Professor at Columbia University in New York.

Authou of most widely known books: Modern Architecture: A Critical History, of 1980; Studies in Tectonic, of 1995; and Labour, Work and Architecture, of 2002."

More details: website
Publication: Centre Pompidou - Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument
by Francesco Dal Co, Yale University Press, 2017
DATE: 3/1/2017
"The Centre Georges Pompidou, also called Beaubourg, is today considered an icon of contemporary Paris, the quintessence of a modern building, and a model for what a museum can be. In 1971, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, together with the engineering firm Ove Arup & Partners, won an international architecture competition with their innovative and irreverent design. Completed in 1977, the building was at first received skeptically by critics, yet it was quickly embraced by the public as a beloved monument of the modern city of Paris. This lively intellectual biography of the building explores its history and the reasons for its success, from its genesis as a politically calculated response to Paris’s turbulent 1968 student protests to the role played by architects in its construction, as well as the historical influences and the engineering solutions that inform its design. A key reason for the Centre Pompidou’s success indeed lies in its ability to channel architectural memory, connecting it powerfully to Paris’s historic urban fabric. This essential text on one of the twentieth century’s most significant buildings is accompanied by a portfolio of rare drawings and photographs."

More details: website

Seminar: II Seminário da Arquitectura Moderna na Amazônia
13th - 16 March 2017, Palmas-TO, Brazil
DATE: 13/3/2017
"Considering the diversity and complexity of the Brazilian architectural panorama, the Seminar of Modern Architecture in the Amazon (SAMA) came about with the proposal of annually gathering researchers, professionals and students with the objective of investigating the Amazonian modernity, from the architectural patrimony, with views To its recognition and preservation."

The II SAMA - Seminar of Modern Architecture in the Amazon, will take place between 13th and 16th March 2017 in Palmas and counts with the support of Docomomo Brasil.

More details: PDF below
Exhibition: The House Talks Back
March 2017, Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne, Australia
DATE: 1/3/2017
"An introduction to the former residence of emigré architect Dr Ernest Fooks (1906 – 1985), with the opportunity to explore an exhibition of archive material, brought together for the first time within the house at 32 Howitt Road – ´The House talks Back´.

This exhibition and supporting research project seeks to create a fully documented archival database and repository of Dr Ernest Fooks. The Fooks collection itself presents a poignant window into the life of an exemplary architect, designer, theorist and artist. This can be seen through the countless travel slides, hand written lecture notes, letters to key figures, and numerous other documents yet to be examined. This collection has not been strategically archived, and thus, through this exhibition there is an opportunity to get a glimpse into this significant collection from the archives of the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne University, RMIT Design Archives, The Jewish Museum and The Holocaust Museum. These disparate collections will be brought together for the first time at the Fooks house, 32 Howitt Road, Caulfield North, Melbourne."

More details: website
Exhibition: The Norwegian Glasshouse
27th January - 13th August, The National Museum - Architecture, The Vault, Oslo, Norway
DATE: 13/8/2017
"In parallel with the presentation in the Fehn Pavilion of Lina Bo Bardi´s glasshouse Casa de Vidro in São Paulo, in the museum´s Vault we take a closer look at glasshouses in Norway. This exhibition focuses on how Norwegian architects explored the theme of the glasshouse in the years before and after World War II. Here you can see house projects by Arne Korsmo, Ove Bang, Sverre Fehn, Håkon Mjelva, Geir Grung, and Wenche and Jens Selmer. On show are hitherto little-known drawings of projects that are now considered masterpieces of Norwegian modernist architecture.
Living close to nature
Throughout the 20th century, architects promoted the glasshouse as a symbol of mental liberation. Around the time of World War I, German expressionist architects wrote ardent manifestos about glass structures that would contribute to the moral health of future society. Later architects with links to the so-called international style insisted that homes with glass walls enhanced the occupants´ experience of the natural environment and their awareness of the need to contemplate nature.
Blurred boundaries
The photographs in the exhibition capture the spatial experience of the glasshouse, as does also PAM Mellbye´s 1964 description of Geir Grung´s house at Jongskollen in Bonytt:
“The boundary between inside and out, between cold and warmth, between technology and nature, has vanished … Liberated of something, but somewhat febrile, one continues floating in the glass room beneath the night sky, overcome by drama and a bold yearning to confront a howling storm that one could laugh at.”"

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Exhibition: Gio Ponti: L´Infinito Blu
10th February - 5th March 2017, Palazzo della Trienale, Milan, Italy
DATE: 10/2/2017
"The project of Gio Ponti for the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento is part of the history of Italian architecture. Involves the entire building and, in particular, in collaboration with Ceramica D´Agostino, declines hundred rooms, as well as the lobby, the reception, the bar, the restaurant, with different decorations and white ceramic blue, all achieved through a series of combinations "mathematical and geometric" that lead to a full set of 27 drawings, reproduced by hand, then as now, of ceramics 20 × 20 cm.

The exhibition presents, on the one hand, the original designs of Gio Ponti, with all working notes, photographs of the company´s laboratory where the architect has worked alongside the artisans and workers, along with original ceramics of the time; on the other hand, after about 60 years, you will see the faithful reproduction of 27 tiles, together with unpublished 5 decorations, not used for the Parc des Princes, now for the first time made by master decorators Ceramics Francesco De Maio, who noted, in 1990, the former Ceramics D´Agostino, today Ancient Kilns D´Agostino. Bridges writes, about the project of Sorrento, "given to one a square of twenty to twenty, and although all the centuries you are indulged with endless designs, there is always room for a new design, for your design, no there will never be the latest design ".

Here the modernity of Bridges: endless possibilities of design combinations, on one condition, though; that everything is done according to the rules of the "hand made", because only then the drawing as the color regenerate without ever running out. "Gio Ponti: The Infinite Blue" is not only an exhibition that reconstructs a privileged position, but it shows that you can always throw in a concept, a design philosophy, as long as the rules are always the same: "anything that does not both before in the hands ", and hands are the most direct expression of thought.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog, which is home to a series of interventions by Aldo Colonetti, Gianni De Maio, Patrizia Famiglietti, Salvatore Licitra, Lisa Licitra Ponti, Fulvio Irace, Fabrizio Maute and especially a dialogue with Gillo Dorfles, a friend of Thu bridges, with whom he had a long association, especially during the management of "Domus"."

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Exhibition: Casa de Vidro. Lina Bo Bardi in Dialogue with Svere Fehn
27th January - 14th May 2017, The National Museum - Architecture, The Pavilion, Oslo, Norway
DATE: 14/5/2017
"The exhibition presents Lina Bo Bardi´s glasshouse in São Paulo, Casa de Vidro (1950–52) inside Sverre Fehn´s glass pavilion (1997–2008). The juxtaposition serves as a starting point for a dialogue between two architects who never met, and who worked in distant corners of the world. However, there are surprising similarities between their respective oeuvres: the sculptural use of reinforced concrete, their long-standing commitment to rehabilitation projects and adaptive re-use, and their interest in exhibition design.

The exhibition also encompasses a dialogue between the architectural idioms of Bo Bardi and Fehn and the visual language of artist Veronika Kellndorfer. The National Museum – Architecture has commissioned the Berlin-based artist to reflect Bo Bardi´s Casa de Vidro in a new installation created especially for Fehn´s glass pavilion. Kellndorfer employs transformed and rasterized photographs of the building, which are silkscreened onto huge glass sheets, creating a representation of the house that is at once spectral and painterly. The installation includes a sculptural re-enactment of Casa de Vidro’s suspended patio on the scale 1:2.

The dialogue extends even into the display elements used in the exhibition: we combine Bo Bardi’s iconic glass easels, developed for the presentation of paintings in the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), with the modular wall elements that Fehn designed for the National Museum – Architecture."

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Publication: La Arquitectura en un Clima de Cambio — Una Guía para el Diseño Sostenible
by Peter F. Smith, Editorial Reverté, 2017
DATE: 1/2/2017
"Smith´s book introduces the latest in practical sustainability techniques and illustrates various technologies being developed to create optimal eco-efficiency in our built environment.The work promotes a creative partnership between architects, engineers and designers with the aim of creating an architecture that not only improves the quality of life and optimum conditions for users, but also that quality is sustainable and with the minimum demand for fossil fuels possible."

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Conference: Architectural Policies Conference & EFAP General Assembly
23th - 25th March 2017, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta
DATE: 23/3/2017
"The 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union would like you to save the date for the Architectural Policies Conference & EFAP General Assembly: The New in The Old – Contemporary Architecture in a Historic Context to be held in Valletta, Malta from the 23rd to the 25th March, 2017."

Deiatled Programme: PDF below 
Symposium: La Villa Church de Ville d´Avray 1927-1929
2nd - 3rd March 2017, Ville d´Avray, Paris, France
DATE: 2/3/2017
"On 17 July 2016, UNESCO inscribed the work of Le Corbusier on World Heritage and, since then, the Le Corbusier celebrate this consecration through the world. Also, supported by the Le Corbusier Foundation, the Friends Le Corbusier want to associate Ville-d´Avray with this tribute to it by organizing a symposium and an exhibition."

The Symposium will be held in the theather of the Colombier in Ville-d´Avray, two days conferences and guided visits through Le Corbusier works. Being on 2nd March the inauguration of the exhibition "La Villa Church et son mobilier Le Corbusier".

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Exhibtion: Francisco Barata. Continuare Innovando
22nd February - 2nd April 2017, Sala San Giorgia — Biblioteca Malatestiana, Cesana, Italy
DATE: 22/2/2017
"During the past academic year the Master of Science in Architecture in Cesena has had as a Visiting Professor of the two major exponents of Porto Architecture, Faculty Adalberto Dias and Francisco Barata, consolidating a base of international relations, which is not limited only to the teaching activity by members of the international debate in our classrooms, continuing  with various initiatives of cultural exchange. Among these, following the exhibition on the works of Adalberto Dias, the exhibition on the works of Francisco Barata opens on February 22, following a tradition of exhibitions with publication of the catalog, which has accompanied the life of our institution since since its foundation in 1999, arriving with this event, the publication of issue 53 of the Architecture series.

The exhibition will take place at the San Giorgio Hall of Malatesta Library until April 2 and his inauguration will be preceded by a conference of the same Francisco Barata in the Great Hall of the complex of Malatesta.

Francisco José Barata Fernandes was born in Porto in 1950 and in the same city has taken the course of studies in architecture. He is Professor of Architectural Design at the Architecture Faculty of the University of Porto of which chairs the Scientific Council. With the contemporary Italian architecture and historical, he has a long and fruitful relationship of study and exchange. He was the author of important studies on his city and on contemporary architecture and coordinator of the studies that led to the recognition of the Alto Douro Wine Region as a World Heritage Site in 2001. It is the author of important architectural projects, eleven of which are shown in this exhibition, which express a particular sensitivity to the issue of coexistence of contemporary architecture with the historical architectural heritage."

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Exhibition: What About Happiness on the Building Site?
9th Feb - 14th May 2017, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
DATE: 9/2/2017
"The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents What About Happiness on the Building Site? On view in the CCA’s Octagonal Gallery from 9 February until 14 May 2017, the exhibition emphasizes the social role and responsibility of the architect by rethinking traditional field practices and pursuing strategies to initiate social progress through critical research, new tools and experimental attitudes. It offers a reading of the early 1970s McAppy report, a witty proposal by the British architect, thinker and radical innovator Cedric Price (1934–2003). The two-volume report combined with a Portable Enclosures Programme (PEP) proposed how to improve labour conditions, assuring happiness and well-being, both mental and physical, for employees by prioritizing a low-stress, boredom-free building site."

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SAH Statement on the Recent US Immigration Ban
DATE: 1/2/2017
"The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) strongly opposes the Executive Order signed by President Donald J. Trump on 27 January 2017 that limits the admission of non-citizens to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries. SAH is a US-based organization that is international in its membership and the scope of its inquiry. As a consequence of its global perspective, SAH stands in solidarity with colleagues in the US and around the world who are affected by the executive order.

SAH’s mission is to foster scholarship on the history of the built environment worldwide that is sustained by our core academic values: rigorous, wide-ranging inquiry, evidence-based argumentation, and the peer review process. SAH is committed to inclusivity, ethical standards, fairness, diversity, and mutual respect. The Executive Order violates these principles. In attempting to limit the movement of people, the order attempts to limit the exchange of ideas, which is essential to intellectual inquiry in all fields and to the sustenance of democracy.

Academics, students, and professionals who investigate the built environment depend upon the freedom of travel to study, research, teach and pursue their work. The current order will impede the work of all whose research is within the seven affected countries and will limit scholarly discourse by prohibiting entire populations from full participation in academic study, teaching, conferences and symposia.

As historians and conservators of the built world, we appreciate the global challenge to preserve and maintain contemporary cities and ancient sites in the Middle East and elsewhere in the face of war and terrorist acts. As American citizens, we cherish the historic human rights achievements of the United States but, as historians, we also recognize our leaders´ past unconscionable decisions, such as denying refugee status to Jews trying to flee Nazi Germany and the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War. As humanitarians we mourn the loss of life and liberty first and foremost; as conservators of the built environment, we also mourn the destruction of modern and ancient sites across the Middle East due to war and acts of terrorism. Denying refugee status, now, to the victims of massive destruction is yet another unconscionable act that ignores human suffering, sidesteps long-standing tenets of the Geneva Convention and violates the founding premises of our nation.

SAH is a member of the American Council of Learned Societies, and supports the statements of many fellow ACLS societies, which together represent tens of thousands of educators calling for the immediate reversal of this unwarranted decision.

Unanimously Endorsed by the
SAH Executive Committee
February 1, 2017"

RIBA Royal Gold Medal: Paulo Mendes da Rocha
1st February 2017, RIBA Headquarters, London, UK
DATE: 1/2/2017
Docomomo International congratulates Paulo Mendes da Rocha for the RIBA Royal Gold Medal. The Award was received yesterday, 1st February 2017, at RIBA Headquarters, in London, UK.


"The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has awarded its 2017 Royal Gold Medal to Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The 87-year-old is among Brazil´s most celebrated architects, known for his special brand of Brazilian Brutalism which has had a dramatic effect in his home country, particularly in the city of São Paulo. The award continues a spectacularly successful year for Mendes da Rocha, who won the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale in May, and was announced the 2016 Premium Imperiale Laureate just weeks ago. Mendes da Rocha has also previously received the Pritzker Prize in 2006 and the Mies van der Rohe Prize for his Pinacoteca de São Paulo project in 2000.
Mendes da Rocha becomes the second Brazilian to win the RIBA´s Gold Medal, after Oscar Niemeyer received the award in 1998. He joins other luminaries such as Zaha Hadid (2016), Frank Gehry (2000), Norman Foster (1983), and Frank Lloyd Wright (1941)."

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Exhibition: José Almada Negreiros: a Way of Being Modern
3th February-5th June 2017, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 5/6/2017
"This exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective on the work of an artist who propelled the avant-garde in the 1910s and whose career spanned the 20th century.

A prolific and varied artist, Almada (1893-1970) embodied a heteroclite notion of the modern artist as a master of multiple crafts. To Almada, every art, in its various forms, was a part of the “spectacle” an artist was required to present to the public, so that every piece, gesture or attitude was a means to reveal a total idea of modernity.
The exhibition presents a body of work that reflects the complex, experimental, paradoxical and hybrid condition of modernity. Almada’s paintings and drawings are closely linked to the work he did in collaboration with architects, writers, publishers, musicians, set designers and stage directors. This selection also testifies to the importance of film and the persistence of the graphic narrative throughout Almada’s career. Included as well are a number of unpublished pieces and studies that will bring to light different aspects of José de Almada Negreiros’ creative work process."

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Guilherme Pinto (1959-2017)
Guilherme Pinto passed away on 8th January 2017
DATE: 8/1/2017
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of Guilherme Pinto, Mayor of Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos and President of Casa da Arquitectura, to his family, friends, colleagues and associates.
As partner of Casa da Arquitectura, Docomomo International recognises the fundamental role played by Guilherme Pinto has the founder and  president of Casa da Arquitectura. The works he developed regarding the promotion of the excellence of the Portuguese architectural culture in the World should be remembered with great esteem, honor and pride.
OA President: José Manuel Pedreirinho
20th January 2017, Council of the Order of Architects of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 20/1/2017
DOCOMOMO International congratulates the architect José Manuel Pedreirinho for having been elected as the new President of the Order of Architects of Portugal (AO) for the period between 2017-2019.

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Publication: Pietro Maria Bardi, Journey in Greece. Architecture and politics in the Mediterranean between the Wars
by Andreas Giacumacatos (ed.), Cultural Foundation of National Bank of Greece, 2016
DATE: 30/1/2017
"This text of Pietro Maria Bardi (1900-1999) with original title "Cronaca di viaggio" was published in the Italian review “Quadrante” in September 1933. Bardi, a member of the Italian team, describes the work and generally the Greek experience of the members of the 4th International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM) in Athens. Prominent journalist and intellectual, important art collector, art critic and cultural activist (and afterwards husband of the architect Lina Bo) Bardi linked organically with Italian fascism and simultaneously with modern Italian architecture. He and his team of “Quadrante” aspired to "a new architecture of the fascist era," a modern architecture "within the fascist revolution." In the Introduction of his translation into Greek Giacumacatos says that Bardi’s publication for the Athens 4th Congress is a revealing text with correct information and relief, charming places and people descriptions, an authentic "travel writing" for Greece 1933. One can say that the publication of this text in “Quadrante” finally released the emotion feelings, admiration and adoration for the Greek ancient world which had somehow stifled in the conference. For Bardi Athens’ CIAM confirms the dual status of Modern Italian (and generally modern) architecture, status simultaneously Classical and Mediterranean: Parthenon is without doubt the measure for determination of the classical origins of modern architecture."

Andreas Giacumacatos (ed.), Pietro Maria Bardi, Journey in Greece. Architecture and politics in the Mediterranean between the Wars, Cultural Foundation of National Bank of Greece, 2016, pp. 183 (in Gr.). 

Event: For the Love of Farnsworth 2017
18th February 2017, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, United States of America
DATE: 18/2/2017
Next 18th February, the Farnsworth House, the iconic glass and steel structure designed by Mies van der Rohe and an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will team up with Matthew Rachman Gallery for the second annual benefit, For the Love of Farnsworth 2017.
“The evening will include libations from Solemn Oath Brewery and Spritzology, small plates from Jordan´s Food of Distinction, and a special performance by composer Owen Clayton Condon. There will be an introduction by Dirk Lohan, award-winning architect, designer and grandson of Mies van der Rohe, as well as a discussion lead by guests of honor, Luftwerk.

Additionally, the Gallery will display a specially-curated collection of Farnsworthian art by Kate Joyce, Luftwerk, and Tom Judd, and more. 10% of all art sales made during the benefit will be donated to the Farnsworth House.”

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Workshop: Barrios, Ciudades y Pueblos del S.XX
22nd-24th February, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 22/2/2017
Since its formulation by UNESCO in 2011, heritage intervention and management tools from the Historic Urban Landscape (Paisaje Urbano Histórico - PUH) offer new possibilities for the social and economic development of cities from the perspective of culture and heritage, always focused on sustainable urban development.

Between 22nd and 24th February it will be held the Workshop Barrios, Ciudades y Pueblos del s.XX: La aproximación desde el paisaje urbano histórico como herramienta de intervención y gestión del patrimonio in Salón de Actos del Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, Spain. 

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Publication launch: Memória
by Alfredo Durão de Matos Ferreira, co-edition between Fundação Marques da Silva, Edições Afrontamento and Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, 2017
DATE: 13/2/2017
To close the first model "Terra d´Alva", in 13th February 2017 at 18h, it will be launch the book "Memória" by Alfredo Durão de Matos Ferreira, with the presence of Ana Vaz Milheiro, André Tavares e Maria José Casanova. This is a book that revisits the professional work developed by this architect whose collection was recently given to Fundação Marques da Silva.


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Conference: Nature and Society: Synergies, Conflicts, Trade-offs
2nd-4th May 2017, Ghent, Belgium
DATE: 2/5/2017
"Synergies, conflicts and trade-offs in the relationship between nature and society are key processes in socio-ecological systems.  While conflicts are regarded as challenging and difficult trade-offs between ecosystem services are often necessary, the search for synergies and win-win solutions are essential steps in finding lasting solutions to major socio-environmental issues.
Through critical views from a range of disciplines, the conference aims to develop a deeper understanding of conflicts in human-nature relationships, and to explore the possibility that such conflicts may – through their resolution – actually lead to more sustainable solutions.
Through a mix of plenary sessions and interactive ‘living lab’ type workshop sessions, representatives from a wide range of disciplines (including those who may not be considered the ‘usual players’ in environmental debates) will collaborate towards developing a practical guide to nature-related synergies, conflicts and trade-offs, focusing on positive outcomes for nature and society.

The conference will be a meeting place for scientists from the humanities, social sciences (including psychology and health), natural sciences (including behaviour and evolution), local, regional and EU level policy makers and NGOs.

The event is organized by the conference committee with additional support from our communication team and the ALTER-Net secretary Tessa van Santen (INBO). Jiska van Dijk of NINA will lead the organisation."

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Call for papers: ARCHTHEO ´17 - XI. International Theory And History of Architecture Conference
3rd-4th November 2017, Istanbul, Turkey
DATE: 28/7/2017
“ARCHTHEO ´17 / XI. 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.

The first of the theory of architecture conference series ARCHTHEO has been held since 2011 at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University focusing on the possibility of the theory without the backing of the practice or built environment. The title was, therefore, "Theory for the Sake of the Theory" in an emphatic fashion. In 2012, the discussion centered on the Living and space, the main has been chosen as "House&Home´ in particular. ARCHTHEO ´13 focused on the two leading roles in architecture, the architect and the so-called ´user´ and  ´Creativity, Autonomy and Function´ has proved to be fruitful discussion theme. In 2014, ´Architecture and Text´ has been discussed. Last year, ´Architecture and Criticism´ was the main theme. The conferences, which has the focus on history rather than theory has started even earlier, in 2010. Architecture and Media, Architecture and Art, Interactions in the History, Architecture and Politics have the main themes of the events.”

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Virtual Exhibition: No Centenário da Avenida da Cidade
31st January 2017, Sala do Fundo Antigo d aReitoria, UP, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 31/1/2017
To know this and another curiosities about the history of Avenida dos Aliados and Paços do Concelho building construction come to Sala do Fundo Antigo in Oporto Univerisity, on 31st January, 18h to see the launch of the Virtual Exhibition: No Centenário da Avenida da Cidade.

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Call for papers:10th Making Cities Liveable Conference
13th-14th June 2017, Brisbane, Australia
DATE: 27/2/2017
“Presenters or organisations are invited to submit an Abstract of no more than 300 words. Presenters are encouraged to submit papers that in particular demonstrate evidence of change – highlighting an understanding of the issues, framing the action and interpreting the change. Provide specific examples of work that has changed policy and legislation in addition to outlining programs and practice, innovation and future thought.
All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee. Presentations will be selected that provide a program offering a comprehensive and diverse understanding of issues related to the conference topics.”
There are 3 options for presentations:
- 30-minute oral presentation
- Panel presentation
- Poster presentation

Key Dates
Abstract Submissions open: Dec 2017
Abstracts Submission close: 27 Feb 2017
Notification to Authors: 13 March 2017
Author Acceptances: 24 March 2017
Draft Program available: 27 March 2017
Full papers for Peer Review: 5 May 2017
Early Bird Registrations Close: 5 May 2017

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Exhibition: Architecture of Independence - African Modernism
16th February – 27th May, 2017, The Center for Architecture, New York, United States of America
DATE: 27/5/2017
“Architecture of Independence - African Modernism explores the complex legacy of modern architecture and nation-building in 1960s and ´70s postcolonial Africa, when many Sub-Saharan countries gained their independence and turned to experimental and futuristic architecture to express their national identities.
The exhibition features original photography by Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster.”

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Tribute: Nuno Teotónio Pereira
30th January 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/1/2017
Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, and Alvalade Parish President, André Caldas, are happy to invite you for the tribute to Nuno Teotónio Pereira, 30th January 2017.

This tribute is divided in two different events:

16:30 Mural inauguration
Near Alvalade Market, Av. Rio de Janeiro

17:30 Launching book: "Evolução das formas de habitação plurifamiliar na cidade de Lisboa"
Caleidoscópio, Campo Grande Garden

Itenerary Map: pdf below
Call for Papers: SACRPH 17th National Conference on Planning History
26th-29th October 2017 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
DATE: 25/2/2017
"The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) presents: THE 17TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING HISTORY Cleveland, Ohio, October 26-29, 2017 SACRPH cordially invites scholars and practitioners to present papers and talks on all aspects of urban, regional, and community planning history and their relationship to urban and metropolitan studies.

Particularly welcome are papers, talks, roundtables, and sessions addressing the theme of Theory and Practice in Planning History. What is the relationship between the ideas shaping metropolitan development and the history of the built environment?

SACRPH is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting humanistic scholarship on the planning of metropolitan regions. SACRPH members include historians, practicing planners, geographers, environmentalists, architects, landscape designers, public policy makers, preservationists, community organizers, students, and scholars from across the world.

SACRPH publishes a quarterly journal, The Journal of Planning History, hosts a biennial conference, and sponsors awards for research and publication in the field of planning history.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals for complete sessions (of three or four papers) and for individual papers. We also encourage submissions that propose innovative formats and that engage questions of teaching and learning, digital information, and publishing.

Proposals must be submitted by February 25, 2017."

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Call for Papers: Art and Architecture: Made by Women
9th -12th November 2017, Chicago, USA
DATE: 15/2/2017
"In response to Call for Proposals, 49th ASEEES Annual Convention, Chicago, Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, November 9-12, 2017, Convention Theme: Transgression, we are composing a Panel Proposal "Art and Architecture: Made by Women" aimed at revealing and examining in a historical perspective creative work by women with select references to the centenary of the 1917 Revolution, and addressing art and design practices by considering cultural mechanisms that modify our field.

By challenging the issues of professional equality, we invite studies also focused on art and architectural education, as temporal readings on testimonials to transgressions in shaping professional identities, and envisioning assignments for professional women in art and architecture both pioneering and routine, as leaders and/or as apprentices. The research papers are also welcome on art and architecture viewed through the lens of gender studies.

Please submit your Paper Proposal of no more than 300 words, and your CV of no more than 2 pages by February 6, 5pm ET, to sokolina@sbcglobl.net."

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Exhibition: Aaron G. Green and California Organic Architecture
21st January - 28th May 2017, Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA
DATE: 28/5/2017
"Architect Aaron G. Green (1917-2001) FAIA, was one of Organic Architecture’s most talented proponents. Inspired by the complex patterns, rugged textures and varied forms of nature, Organic Modernism offered an alternative to the sharp-edged glass box Modernism known as the International Style. Though he worked primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, Green launched his career in Los Angeles after World War II when the region’s creative energy flourished.
Green’s long independent practice produced Organic designs for custom homes, public housing, churches, schools, and internment facilities. He was widely published in House Beautiful and Architectural Digest. But his additional role as Frank Lloyd Wright’s associate in their joint San Francisco office also placed him at the forefront of some of America’s most visionary architecture during the fruitful final decade of Wright’s life. The graceful Butterfly Wing bridge to cross southern San Francisco Bay was never built, but the equally visionary Marin County Civic Center was; Wright entrusted Green to see it to completion after Wright’s death.
This is the first exhibit of Aaron G. Green’s work to be presented in Southern California."

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Exhibition: Peter Cook. Retrospective
30th October 2016 - 12th February 2017, Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 12/1/2017
"The exhibition Peter Cook. Retrospective is devoted to drawings by the famous British architect who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Peter Cook is without doubt one of the leading figures of the Archigram group and in 2007 was knighted for his contribution to architecture.
The exhibition shows a range of his drawings: from Archigram to CRAB, from 1968 to 2016, from Plug-In City to Hidden City. Some of his drawings are based on actual projects, such the urban planning development for Frankfurt-Oberrad in 1986, Real City: Frankfurt (which remained unrealised); many are rather experiments and utopias, such as Arcadia, Vegetated Lump and Hidden City, where the architecture was inspired by the surrounding vegetation, its beginning and end blurred, merging organically into nature."

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Exhibition: Città e Architetture Industriali - Il Novecento a Modena
24th November 2016 - 3th February 2017, Archivio Storico del Comune di Modena, Palazzo dei Musei, Modena, Italy
DATE: 3/2/2017
"The exhibition CITTÀ E ARCHITETTURE INDUSTRUIALI - Il Novecento a Modena proposes an essential selection of the large material present in the Ornato Particular documents and other funds Historical Archive of the City of Modena, concerning industrial architecture projects realized in the city during the first four decades of the last century.
They are particularly exposed original drawings of buildings that have contributed to economic and social development of the community, and to the formation of the contemporary city, hosting throughout the century a significant part of production and work.Industrial architecture have played a decisive role in the formation of the landscape of our city, yet constantly evolving."

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Conference: Le Corbusier and the Drawing
18:30h, 23rd January 2017, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 23/1/2017
“Danièle Pauly, professor in architecture schools and researcher at the Laboratoire d´Histoire de l´Architecture Contemporaine (LHAC) of the École Nationale Supérieure d´Architecture of Nancy, is the first guest speaker of the cycle of conferences "Aulas de Autor", dedicated in 2016-2017 to the theme "Le Corbusier and Drawing", that will take place between January and July, at the Faculty of Architecture - University of Porto (FAUP).

This will be the first of seven conferences within the cycle "Aulas de Autor" that is starting on January 23, Monday, 6h30 pm, at Sala Plana - FAUP.

The conference of Danièle Pauly is entitled "Si vous avez un crayon à la main, vous comprendrez bien des choses (Le Corbusier)".

The conference will be conducted in French, with consecutive translation.
Free entrance (up to the room´s capacity).”

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Exhibition: Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years At Work
18th January - 4th June 2017, CCA, Montreal, Canada
DATE: 4/6/2017
"The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years At Work highlighting her deep commitment towards the city and the built environment and to intellectual research. From 18 January to 4 June 2017, the CCA´s exhibition halls tell the story of her ideas and her architectural, curatorial and editorial work, with material drawn from the CCA Collection, its institutional archives, and the Phyllis Lambert fonds. 

Lambert herself curates the exhibition, and the materials she has chosen give a chronological account of the great chapters and discoveries of her life: Her early work, the Seagram building, her architectural education and first steps in that profession, the Saidye Bronfman Centre project, photography missions, and conservation and restoration projects, both in Montreal and abroad, leading to the creation of the CCA. The selected archival material will reveal, through a series of case studies in chronological order, the constant radicalism of her life.

Known worldwide as an architect, author, researcher, lecturer, curator, architecture critic, patron of heritage, engaged citizen, activist, and founder of the CCA, Phyllis Lambert is constant in her insistence that "You must build things that express the best qualities of the society in which you live.""

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Exhibition: 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Architecture Biennale 2018
26th May - 25th November 2018, Venice, Italy
DATE: 26/5/2018
The 16th International Architecture Exhibition will be held from May 26th to November 25th 2018.

The Board of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, appointed Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara as curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition.

DOCOMOMO International congratulates the architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for having been appointed the curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition 2018.

DOCOMOMO International wishes the very best success for the organization of one of the most important events in the field of architecture, worldwide.


More details: website
Conservation Management Project: Paimio Sanatorium Conservation Management Plan 2016
Ed. Nina Heikkonen, Alvar Aalto Foundation, 2016
DATE: 1/12/2016
The first Conservation Management Plan "Paimio Sanatorium Conservation Management Plan 2016", funded by Getty Fundation is ready and published.

docomomo International wants to congradulates Nina Heikkinen, Tommi Lindh and Jonas Malmber, docomomo FInland members, for this achievement, and the Getty Foundation for having supported it.

"Paimio Sanatorium Conservation Management Plan (CMP) has been made to guide the future use, care and conservation of the Paimio Sanatorium. The objective in preparing of the CMP was to produce documents that bring together already existing historical records of the building, including defining of architectural features, physical analysis and the knowledge of the buildings performance over time to create a long-term strategy for decision-makers, contractors and users regarding conservation and maintenance.
The CMP -project was made possible by the grant awarded by the Getty Foundation as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative, and the restoration grant awarded by the National Board of Antiquities in Finland. Keeping It Modern, an international grant initiative launched in 2014 is devoted to the conservation of significant 20th century architecture around the world. Keeping It Modern supports projects of outstanding architectural significance that promise to advance conservation practices. Grants focus on the creation of conservation management plans that guide long–term maintenance and conservation policies, the thorough investigation of building conditions, and the testing and analysis of modern materials."


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Event: La Arquitectura Hospitalaria y el INER
18th January 2017, at 8h30, School of Architecture, UNAM, Mexico
DATE: 18/1/2017
The cooperative session of the School of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases Ismael Cosío Villegas, will be held on 18th January 2017, at 8h30, Mexico City.

The three publications of the project “Registro del sistema arquitectónico de pabellones en hospitales de América Latina” will be presented, and the exhibition “INER a través del tiempo” will be inaugurated.

The event will be broadcast live on UNAM website and  INER canal
Conference: Landschaft - 14th Karlsruhe International Meeting for Theory and Practice of Architecture
24th February 2017, Department of Architecture at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
DATE: 24/2/2017
LANDSCHAFT
The Modern and the Current Practice


“The concepts of modernity and of the future of landscape is the subject of international exchange on particularly significant architecture and planning of the 20th century, on open space planning, ecology of urban space and societal and cultural change.


At the same time, will be discussed the latest projects and tendencies and ask: "What requirements and strategies are the current and future prospects?"


The lectures and discussions provide the discourse for and with architects, engineers, artists, landscape and urban planners, conservators, politicians and general users of the landscape as urban territory and one of the important topics of this international conferences on the contemporary treatment of modern architecture.


After the Meeting, on 25th February, there will be an excursion to current landscape projects, in Frankfurt.”


More details: pdf below (German)
Call for Curators: 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale edition
31st January 2017, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 31/1/2017
"The Lisbon Architecture Triennale seeks a Chief Curator or Curatorial Team to lead and significantly grow the ambition of the fifth edition to be held in Lisbon, Portugal in the Fall of 2019. This is a unique opportunity to pilot a leading international architecture forum as Lisbon Triennale and to make a major contribution to the development of architectural thinking and practice. Applications from individuals or collectives of any nationality and country of residence are openly invited.

Fee​: 60.000€ (including taxes)

Required Materials to be submitted online before 31 January 2017​:
– Conceptual and thematic curatorial proposal (max. 2500 words);
– Short biography and curriculum vitae identifying a minimum of three own works within the scope of this application (max. 1500 words);
– Short biographies of all elements of the curatorial team (max. 300 words each);


The selection criteria ​will take into account aspects such as relevance of the theme, originality of the proposal, suitability for the triennial´s goals, structure and nature of the curatorial team and candidate´s experience. The selection will be by the​ jury​ composed by the Board of Directors of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale Association and the Chief Curator of the fourth edition.

The Lisbon Triennale will not publicly disclose the applicants’ names nor the applications content, except with the selected candidate. All candidates will be notified during February 2017."

More details: website
Conference: African Urban Planning
7th-8th September 2017, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 7/9/2017
"The 2nd International Conference on African Urban Planning, organized by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning - University of Lisbon, in collaboration with the International Planning History Society (IPHS), will be held in Lisbon, on September 7-8, 2017.

It will be a forum for the discussion of the state-of-the-art of research on African Urban Planning, four years after the first conference in 2013.
The Conference will bring together researchers and planners from academia, public and private sectors, and non-governmental organizations, in an effort to present and debate their research on African Urban Planning and to share knowledge, viewpoints, methods, research outcomes and policy ideas.
It is organized around four main themes:
Theme 1 - The History of African Urban Planning
Theme 2 - Learning from African Urban Planning
Theme 3 - Localizing Goal 11 of the SDGs and The New Urban Agenda
Theme 4 - Social and economic challenges and changes in African cities

In each of these themes we welcome country and cross-country approaches, studies of individual cities, and the comparison of African cities or countries with one another, and with those elsewhere, in particular in the Global South.
We invite researchers in the broad area of African urban studies - Planning, Geography, Architecture, History, Anthropology, Archaeology, other Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities - planners, planning consultants, and postgraduate students to present and discuss new evidence and innovative  perspectives on African Urban Planning."

More details: website
Call for Papers: Colloquium
4th-5th May 2017, Auditório do Arquivo Geral da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DATE: 30/1/2017
The Colloquium O Rio de Janeiro and its urban development: the role of the municipal urban planning sector is part of the proposal for the organization of a thematic dossier to be published in the Revista do Arquivo Geral da cidade do Rio de Janeiro. The Dossier was elaborated from the invitation made by the Editors of the Journal and the proposal is focused on works that deal with the urban development of the city of Rio de Janeiro in its long historical and historiographic duration, including themes and more current problems.
The analytical inputs are the most diverse: the professionals who act within the scope of urban-urban policies within the sphere of local power; the proposals of urban expansion and infrastructure of the territory; urban plans and urban intervention projects; studies on the relationship between urban legal codes and municipal power actions in the field of urban development; the municipal institutions created and their achievements; urban economy, land structure and development; the regional-metropolitan debate in the 1960s and the State of Guanabara, among other possible ones, are the guiding principles of the themes and works.

Key Dates:
Abstract submission: 30th January 2017
Abstract selection and notifcation of speakers: between 1st February and 30th March 2017
Full papers: 10th April 2017
Conference: 4th and 5th May 2017

More details: website
Call for Papers: EAHN4: Urban Histories in Conflict
13th-15th June 2017, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem
DATE: 15/1/2017
"We are pleased to announce the EAHN´s third thematic conference Urban Histories in Conflict.On the 50-year anniversary of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem and the contentious unification it legislated,  we ask how can historians account for the predicaments of violence and uneven distributions of power in the built environment, particularly in the face of current worldwide geo-political crises?The conference aims to open up questions about the purpose of writing histories of urban conflicts.  We welcome papers that consider urban conflict and urge investigation into its related aspects of change and heterogeneity.At the heart of the conference will be the question of how eruptions of strife shape architectural and urban histories; and reciprocally, how larger architectural and planning processes, along with the histories that register their impact, intervene in the predicament of con ict. The aim of the conference is to bring together different responses to this predicament from both regional architectural and urban historians and worldwide members of the EAHN."

Key Dates:
Abstract submission: 15th January 2017
Abstract selection and notifcation of speakers: 25th January 2017
Full papers: 1st May 2017
Conference: 13th-15th June 2017
Conference: URB/DOCONF 2017: Facing Post-War Urban Heritage in Central and Eastern Europe
6th -7th October 2017, Budapest, Hungary
DATE: 28/2/2017
"The second doctoral conference organised by the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME).
Throughout Europe, current urban challenges are posed by large-scale ensembles of modernity as a result of post-war development on both sides of the Iron Curtain. The urb/doconf 2017 is the second in a series of a doctoral / postdoctoral conference, to be organised on a biannual basis, which will provide a comparative overview of current doctoral research into the physical – built and natural – environment within Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
Those invited include doctoral researchers – doctoral students, candidates or post-doctoral researchers (maximum five years after obtaining the doctorate degree) – specializing in architecture, urban design, urban planning or landscape architecture. The BME Department of Urban Planning and Design wishes to promote cooperation among CEE doctoral institutions, building up a network for future generations of scholars through their specific fields of research."

More details: website

Publication: St Peter´s, Cardross - Birth, Death and Renewal
by Diane M Watters, Historic Environment Scotland, 2016
DATE: 30/11/2016
“The ruin of St Peter’s College has sat on a hilltop above the village of Cardross for more than three decades. Over that time, with altars crumbling, graffiti snaking across its walls and nature reclaiming its concrete, it has gained a mythical, cult-like status among architects, preservationists and artists.


St Peter’s only fulfilled its original role as a seminary for 14 years, from 1966 to 1979. As its uncompromising design gave way to prolonged construction and problematic upkeep, the Catholic Church reassessed the role of seminaries, resolving to embed trainee priests not in seclusion, but in communities. Although briefly repurposed as a drug rehabilitation centre, the building was soon abandoned to decay and vandalism.


Ever since, people have argued and puzzled over the future and importance of St Peter’s. It has been called both Scotland’s best and worst twentieth century building, and was category A listed in 1992. One of its architects suggested the idea of ‘everything being stripped away except the concrete itself – a purely romantic conception of the building as a beautiful ruin’. And now in 2016, St Peter’s is renewed as a cultural space through the work of the arts organisation NVA.


In this landmark book, Diane Watters looks at the history of a structure that emerged out of an innovative phase of postwar Catholic church building. She traces the story of an architectural failure which morphed into a tragic modernist myth. This is a historian’s account of the real story of St Peter’s College: an exploration of how one of Scotland’s most singular buildings became one its most troubled – and most celebrated.”


More details: PDF below
Call for Papers: IV Seminário Internacional da Academia de Escolas de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de Língua Portuguesa – “A Língua que Habitamos”
25th-28th April 2017, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
DATE: 13/1/2017
A Língua que Habitamos - The Language We Inhabit
The fourth edition of the International Architecture Schools Academy and Portuguese Urbanism Seminar focuses its theme on the importance of Architecture, Urbanism and Design as Cultural Expression, understanding the importance architecture, urbanism and the design process as a synthesis of the technique and cultures´ demonstration, bringing, at the same time, answers to the demands of these cultures and giving contributions to its renewal. To the cultural dimension and common language, research about Architecture, Urbanism and Design on an expressive context, as well as the bounds between the architectural, urban and design realities and the diversities in the Portuguese speaking countries. By exploring this general theme, the seminar celebrates our common roots and the developments that have occurred in them, over time, in different countries and regions, including those of the Portuguese Language.

Key dates:
Paper Submission :20th December 2016 (1st call), 13th January 2017 (2nd call)
Notification of acceptance: until 3rd February 2017
Full papers expected: until 3rd March 2017
Seminar: 25th-28th April 2017

More details: website
Conference: Modernism Today
10-13 August 2017, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
DATE: 13/8/2017
“The 2017 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will not only take place on the centenary of one of Modernism’s many anni mirabiles, it will also be located in the city renowned for Rembrandt and Spinoza as well as De Stijl and the Amsterdamse School, a city well-known for its daring and usually successful blending of the historical and the modern. We will use this occasion to tackle head-on Modernism’s relation to our present. What does Modernism mean to us today – to us as cultural consumers, as scholarly observers, and as active participants in its projects? Modernism’s own explicit self-identification with the ever-shifting present – “il faut être absolument moderne”, “make it new”, etc. – has always tugged at its historical moorings and resisted standard attempts at periodization. It has challenged us repeatedly to redefine and reconsider the meaning of the term “modernism,” as well as to engage in endless debates about its scope, its internal coherence, and its purview."

More details: website
Events: International Preparatory Events to UIA 2020 Rio
July 2017, 2018 and 2019, UIA 2020 Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DATE: 1/7/2017
Prior to the 27th World Congress of Architects, held from 19 to 25 July, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro, the organization also provides conferences, expositions, courses and fairs. Every year in July, one of the themes gets highlighted.

“1. “All the worlds” - July, 2017 - Downtown Rio de Janeiro
The architecture in diversity and in multiplicity of urban forms and production modes of cities.

The world of Metropolis
Transitoriness, permanence and flows in latin-american metropolis.

The worlds of production
Fragilities, potencies and inequalities in multiple architectures, since the autochthonous to the most sophisticate experiences of buildings, passing through cities of favelas and peripheries and assisted architecture.

The world of innovation
Fair: materials, projects systems, construction systems. About changes and innovation.

2. “Just one world” - July, 2018
3. “Architecture 21” - July, 2019

Programmed events in support to UIA2020RIO
11th São Paulo’s International Architecture Biennale - São Paulo, SP (August 2017)
V ArquiMEMÓRIA - Salvador, Bahia (November 2017)
21st Brazilian Congress of Architects (April 2018)
12th São Paulo’s International Architecture Biennale - São Paulo, SP (August 2019)”

More details: website
Event: Donation of Alfredo Matos Ferreira’s archive to Fundação Marques da Silva
20th December 2016, 18h, Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 20/12/2016
On 20th December, will be formalized the donation of the Portuguese Architect Alfredo Matos Ferreira’s archive to Fundação Marques da Silva, in a contract that will be signed between FIMS, represented by its President, Prof. Maria de Fátima Marinho, and the heirs of Alfredo Matos Ferreira. The session will feature interventions by Architects Álvaro Siza, António Menéres, Sergio Fernandez, Dr. Mário Brochado Coelho and his granddaughter, the designer Joana Matos Ferreira de Sá.

To point out the moment, the exhibition "Terra d´Alva", the first module of a series of actions based on the work and the figure of Alfredo Matos Ferreira, will be inaugurated. It will be at Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva until 13th February, 2017, the release date of the book Memória.

Free entry. Limited capacity venue.

More details: website (Portuguese)
Call for Papers: Built Heritage: A Cultural Impulse for Urban and Rural Development
7-10 April 2017, 2017 International Academic Forum, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
DATE: 25/12/2016
“Built Heritage in the international context includes architectural, urban and landscape heritage in urban and rural environments, containing a variety of historical and cultural information. Under the huge influence of globalization and informational networks, the demands for social and economic sustainability pose the challenges of how to deal with the production of built heritage in its historical environment, and how to understand the conservation of built heritage in relationship with future urban and rural development.
In order to face these new challenges, and due to growing attention from academia and society, there is a need for new discussion forums around the preservation and regeneration of built heritage. Therefore, the Architectural Society of China and Tongji University will host the International Academic Forum, Built Heritage: A Cultural Impulse for Urban and Rural Development. During this event, the organization will have the opportunity to celebrate the inauguration of The Academic Committee of Urban and Rural Built Heritage of the Architectural Society of China, and the presentation of the Built Heritage Journal.”

Topics:
Heritage Regeneration
Heritage Preservation
Heritage and Society

Held from 7-10 April 2017 at College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai.

More details: PDF below
Exhibition: Drawing the Line: Maps and the 20th Century
12 December 2016-1 March 2017, The British Library, London, UK
DATE: 1/3/2017
“The British Library, London, is currently showing an exhibtion about the development of maps and their importance particularly during the past century. Titled Drawing the Line: Maps and the 20th Century, the exhibition is a display "of extraordinary maps looks at the important role they played" during the last 100 years, with its two World Wars, the moon landings and the digital revolution. The exhibition "sheds new light on familiar events and spans conflicts, creativity, the ocean floor and even outer space."

The fascinating display focusses heavily on the use of maps in times of war and for political purposes. An US-American map (pictured), for example, features Berlin in the centre, showing distances in concentric circles to illustrate the impact of a nuclear bomb hit in the German capital on the neighbouring areas of Africa and Eurasia. 20th urban planning also features in the exhibition, including Ebenezer Howard´s Garden City drawing from 1898 (next to a screen showing the 1989 computer game SimCity) and Patrick Abercrombie´s 1944 Greater London Plan.

The show is on display daily until 01 March 2017, except for 24 to 28 December and 01 and 02 January. Full price tickets cost 12 £.”

Original text by Docomomo Scotland
More details: website
Exposition: L’Esprit du Bauhaus
19 October 2016-26 February 2017, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, France
DATE: 26/2/2017
“The exhibition begins by exploring the Bauhaus’s sources, ranging from the organization of the construction of the cathedrals and the arts of Asia to the German avant-garde, the British Arts & Crafts movement and the Viennese utopias, including the Wiener Werkstätte.
When he created the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar, Walter Gropius was pursuing Henry Van de Velde’s ambition to forge an alliance of industry, modernity and the aesthetics of the Deutscher Werkbund, (an association of architects and industrialists of which he and Peter Behrens were members). This concept stemmed directly from the ideas forged by William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement, for whom art had to respond to the needs of society, and for whom the traditional distinction between the fine arts and craftsmanship was obsolete. In his manifesto, Gropius radicalized these ideas, making them the core of the school’s pedagogy because “there is no essential difference between artist and the artisan.” To fully illustrate this, emblematic objects by William Morris, Henry Van de Velde, Peter Behrens, and artists from the Wiener Werkstätte such as Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann, will be displayed alongside works produced by the Bauhaus.”

More details: website
Exposition: Rob Mallet-Stevens: Paris - Bruxelles - Hyères
15 November 2016-12 February 2017, CIVA, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 12/2/2017
Robert Mallet-Stevens is one of the most important figures of the French interbellum architecture. Well-known designs by him are Villa Noailles in Hyères, Villa Cavrois near Rijsel and all the city palaces in rue Mallet-Stevens in Paris.

At the exhibition the range of activities carried out by Mallet-Stevens can be admired by seeing his drawings, photo’s, historical documents, furniture and textile. There are also lectures and film projections provided, as well as children’s entertainment.

Mallet-Stevens comes from an important Belgian family of artists, art critics and art collectors. His grandfather was the critic Arthur Stevens, brother of painter Alfred Stevens, and his aunt Suzanne married Adolphe Stoclet, the man who let built the Stocletpalace. This place would turn out to be of great significance to the then young Robert.

More details (French and Dutch): website
Translated from: website
Exposition: Axel Ghyssaert, Modern Wonen In en Rond Brugge
December 2016-8 January 2017, Stadsarchief Brugge, Bruges, Belgium
DATE: 8/1/2017
Until the 8th of January 2017, you can visit an exposition about the houses designed by architect Axel Ghyssaert (1933) in the city archive of Bruges, Belgium. His houses were mostly built in the 60s and in the beginning of the 70s. The designs are sleek but with the aim of comfortable living. He also created buildings that lay emphasis on the relation between the in- and outside.

The exposition is created together with the Architecture Archive/Sint-Lukasarchive by Jos Vandenbreeden and Sophie Gentens (curator). The archive can be visited every day of the week between 9.30-12.30 and between 13.30 and 17.00.

More details (Dutch): website
Original text (Dutch): website
Publications: On Post-War Housing in Brussels
by multiple authors of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium, 2016
DATE: 1/11/2016
“The first book deals with the student homes on the VUB-campus in Elsene, designed by architect Willy Van Der Meeren in 1971-1973 (by Stephanie Van de Voorde, Ine Wouters and Inge Bertels, ISBN 978-94-91912-061).

The second book focuses on the apartment building Miramar in Sint-Joost-ten-Node, designed by architect Claude Laurens (Stephanie Van de Voorde, Tristan Boniver et al., ISBN 978-94-91912-078).

By means of the analysis of these two case studies and their building history, the publications shed light on the building materials that were applied in the post-war period. As such, they can contribute to a better understanding of the qualities of our post-war heritage, in view of safeguarding their future and support respectful renovation strategies. Indeed, the post-war heritage finds itself under great pressure today: the heritage value thereof is not always recognized and its future is often uncertain.

These 2 new publications are a follow-up to a trilingual publication on building materials that were applied in post-war housing in Brussels (1945-1975), published in December 2015 (Stephanie Van de Voorde, Inge Bertels, Ine Wouters, ISBN 978-94-91912-047). This book can, together with additional documentation, be consulted and downloaded on www.postwarbuildingmaterials.be.

The publications resulted from a research project conducted within the framework of the research platform BrusselsRetrofitXL, financed by Innoviris (www.innoviris.be).”

More details: website
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Congress: Built Heritage Conservation
26-30 June 2017, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
DATE: 26/6/2017
Built heritage rehabilitation has been growing significantly in Portugal and it is a sector intrinsically linked to tourism and city management phenomena.

In the context of the Built Heritage Conservation Graduation of University of Aveiro, the Built Heritage Conservation Congress will be held from 26th to 30th June 2017.

More details: website
Exhibition: Ciudad Duhart
21 November 2016, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile
DATE: 21/11/2016
Duhart City has been the result of a hypothesis on the relationship between architecture and urbanism. It proposes an interpretation of the architectures invented and projected by Emilio Duhart as configurators of a possible idea of civic and urban form, imagined by himself.

The reunion of a restricted number of works and projects made with other architects, as well as with other professors and students. The analytical drawings-graphic interpretations-show the conceptions of new urbanity in each case. The verification of the possibilities of repetition of these projects on the basis of the Spanish foundation grid in America appears as a theoretical model capable of accounting for a project interpretation underlying each case, which was both architectural and urban.

More details: website
Conference: Picturesque Modernities. Architectural Regionalism as a Global Process (1890-1950)
30 November - 2 December 2016, German Center for Art History, Hôtel Lully, 45, rue des Petits-Champs, 75001 Paris, France
DATE: 30/11/2016
“In the last twenty years, architectural historiography approached regionalism as a pan-European movement between 1890 and 1950 which, as a flipside of the International Modern Movement with its rationalist and cosmopolitan agenda, helped to reinforce regional identities through the language of regionalist building styles. When European nation states such as France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Germany etc. entered a late-modern phase of political saturation and a stronger need of cultural self-definition, architectural regionalism emerged as a polymorphic set of artistic strategies: fostered either by centralist regimes to stabilize the national project through a higher (however controlled) valorisation of its peripheral elements, or by centrifugal forces towards provincial independence.
[…]
To facilitate the discussion of structural analogies and connections across those divides, the presentations will address the […] questions on agency and process beyond a mere stylistic analysis
[…]
The international conference in French, English and German will take place from 30 November to 2 December 2016 at the German Center for Art History in Paris. It is a collaborative exercise between the Cluster of Excellence ´Asia and Europe in a Global Context – The Dynamics of Transculturality´ at Heidelberg University (and its project "Picturesque Modernities", directed by Michael Falser/Global Art History), the German Centre of Art History in Paris (directed by Thomas Kirchner), the University of Poitiers (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en histoire, histoire de l’art et musicologie/CRIHAM, with its project "Corpus numérique du patrimoine architectural en région", directed by Nabila Oulebsir), the Centre André Chastel (CNRS/University Paris-Sorbonne, directed by Alexandre Gady) and the Association d’Histoire de l’Architecture (directed by Jean-Baptiste Minnaert/University Paris-Sorbonne).

This conference is the second event after the International Conference "Picturesque Eye. Framing Regionalist Art Forms in Late Empires (1900-1950)" which took place in Vienna/Austria in December 2015.

After the 1,5-day conference at the German Center for Art History Paris, a half-day workshop for PhD-candidates will take place in the INHA (Institut national d´histoire de l´art).

The conference is open to the public.

More details: website
Call for Proposals/International Workshop: Territories of Faith. Religion, Urban Planning and Demographic Change in Post-War Europe, 1945 – 1975.
23 December 2016, research group Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past (ARP) of KU Leuven and KADOC, Belgium
DATE: 23/12/2016
“The research group Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past (ARP) of KU Leuven and KADOC, the Documentation and Research Centre on Religion, Culture and Society of KU Leuven, are organizing an international workshop on 3 – 4 July 2017 in Leuven on religion, urban planning and demographic change in post-war Europe as a prelude to an edited volume on this topic, to be published by an international academic press.

For more details, please visit the webpage of the full Call for Papers: Territories of Faith Workshop.

For any inquiries, please contact eva.weyns@kuleuven.be.”

Deadline submitting a paper: 23 December 2016

Original text: website
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Conference: Mies van der Rohe und die Bildlichkeit der Architektur
2-3 December 2016, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen, Germany
DATE: 2/12/2016
“Symposium in cooperation with Lutz Robbers, Ph.D. (Jade Hochschule Oldenburg), with Dietrich Neumann, Claire Zimmerman, Martino Stierli and others. The artistic, social, and technological conditions relating to the pictorial works and design techniques of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe demand close attention. The collages/ montages pose the question if architectural pictoriality is in fact fundamentally different to that of other forms of the pictorial. Can artistic, literary, or cinemato-graphic experiments with montages and collages simply be adopted and integrated into architecture – or is architectural pictoriality something very specific?

Friday, 02.12.2016
10.00 Official welcome, Dr. Andreas Beitin
10.15 Introduction to the topic of the conference, Lutz Robbers, Ph.D.

Session 1: Kontexte, Bildkulturen, Bildtechniken
10.30 Sabine Kriebel (Inst. für Kunstgeschichte an der UC Cork)
„Ein ruhiger Gesamteindruck“: Montage’s Affective Modalities and Mies
11.15 Prof. Dr. Edward Dimendberg (University of California, Irvine)
From Abstract Film to the Architectural Promenade

12.00 Discussion
12.30 Lunch

Session 2: Blick, Sichtbarkeit, Bildlichkeit / Image, Vision, Visuality
14.00 Dr. Martino Stierli (Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA):
The Visuality of Space and the Space of Vision: On Mies van der Rohe’s Photomontages
14.45 Prof. Dr. Dietrich Neumann (Brown University, Providence):
Mies’ ‚Fotomontagen‘ im Umfeld ihrer Zeit
15.30 Prof. Dr. Wolf Tegethoff (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München):
Im rechten Blickwinkel besehen: Zum Standort des Betrachters in den Raumkonzeptionen Mies van der Rohes
16.15 Discussion

16.45 Break, Coffee and exhibition visit
19.00 Dinner

Saturday 03.12.2016
Session 3: Fallstudien / Case Studies
10.00 Jan Frohburg (University of Limerick)
„…radikal und konservativ in einem“ –Die Concert Hall-Collage von 1942
10.45 Birgit Hammers (Inst. fü Kunstgeschichte der RWTH Aachen)
Die manipulierte Stadt. Mies van der Rohes Entwurfsmontagen im Kontext der 1920er Jahre
11.30 Andreas Marx / Paul Weber
Die Lokalisierung von Mies’ Projekten zu einem Glashochhaus (1922) und einem Büohaus in Eisenbeton (1923) sowie ihre Implikationen
12.15 Discussion

12.45 Lunch

Session 4: Montage, Architektur, Medien
14.00 Dr. Pablo Gallego Picard (University of A Coruña)
Poetic Translations: A Walk Along Mies van der Rohe ‘s 1921 Friedrichstrasse: Architecture, Photography and Cinema
14.45 Prof. Dr. Claire Zimmerman (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Mies and Hitchcock, Dismantling the Fascist Image
15.30 Lutz Robbers, Ph.D. (Jade Hochschule Oldenburg)
WYSIWYG? Mies, Montage and Mimesis

16.15 Final panel discussion”

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Winner Announcement: 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize
5 December 2016, World Monuments Fund, New York, US
DATE: 5/12/2016
“The 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize is awarded to the team behind the preservation and rehabilitation of the Justus van Effen complex in Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Molenaar & Co. architecten, Hebly Theunissen architecten, and landscape architect Michael van Gessel. The award recognizes the architectural significance of the Justus van Effen complex, the quality of the conservation work performed by the winning team of architects, and the commitment of the architects and the complex owner to recognizing the value of social housing.”

More details: website
Exhibition: Cuban Architects At Home and In Exhile: The Modernist Generation
4 November 2016-26 February 2017, Coral Gables Museum, Miami, US
DATE: 26/2/2017
“This scholarly exhibit will be the first to examine the lives and work of mid-20th-century Cuban architects in both Cuba and abroad. Visitors will see original documents, drawings, photographs, letters and other ephemera from public and private collections. Many artifacts come from straight the personal collections of Cuban architects and their families. Lending institutions include CINTAS Foundation, the Bacardi Archives, HistoryMiami, the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami, Miami Dade College, and University of Pennsylvania. Videos will portray the Cuban architects’ private lives, examples of Cuban architecture throughout the island, and details about the events in 1959 that affected the profession and teaching of architecture in Cuba. Co-curated by Victor Deupi and Jean-François Lejeune from University of Miami School of Architecture.”

More details: website
Exhibition: How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior
23 April 2017, MoMA, New York, US
DATE: 23/4/2017
“Since the Department of Architecture and Design was first established in the early 1930s, the Museum´s curators, guided by a belief in the power of design to shape everyday experiences and perceptions, have focused on the question “How should we live?” as one of the most vital issues in contemporary design.

How Should We Live? explores the complex collaborations, materials, and processes that have shaped the modernist interior, with a focus on specific environments—domestic interiors, re-created exhibition displays, and retail spaces—from the 1920s to the 1950s. The exhibition brings together over 200 works, drawn from MoMA´s Architecture and Design collection as well as the Library, Drawings and Prints, Painting and Sculpture, Film, and Photography. Rather than concentrating on isolated masterworks, attention is given to the synthesis of design elements within each environment, and to the connection of external factors and attitudes—aesthetic, social, technological, and political—that these environments reflect.”

More details: website
Exhibition: One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers
2 April 2017, MoMA, New York, US
DATE: 2/4/2016
“Josef Albers (American, born Germany, 1888–1976) is a central figure in 20th-century art, both as a practitioner and as a teacher at the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale University. Best known for his iconic series Homages to the Square, Albers made paintings, drawings, and prints and designed furniture and typography. The least familiar aspect of his extraordinary career is his inventive engagement with photography, which was only discovered after his death. The highlight of this work is undoubtedly the photocollages featuring photographs he made at the Bauhaus between 1928 and 1932. At once expansive and restrained, this remarkable body of work anticipates concerns that Albers would pursue throughout his career: seriality, perception, and the relationship between handcraft and mechanical production.

The first serious exploration of Albers’s photographic practice occurred in a modest exhibition at MoMA in 1988, The Photographs of Josef Albers. In 2015, the Museum acquired 10 photocollages by Albers—adding to the two donated by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation almost three decades ago—making its collection the most significant anywhere outside the Foundation. This installation celebrates both this landmark acquisition and the publication of One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers, which focuses exclusively on this deeply personal and inventive aspect of Albers’s work and makes many of these photocollages available for the first time.”

More details: website
Exhibition: Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation
15 September, 2016-31 December, 2016, Graham Foundation, Illinois, US
DATE: 15/9/2016
“This exhibition examines the work of Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji through the collection of his original photographs and building documents held at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. With the work of his architectural office, Iraq Consult, and in his other professional and intellectual roles, Chadirji became a pivotal cultural figure in Baghdad during the period of its postwar modernization from the 1950s through the 1970s. As an architect, planning consultant, and Director of Buildings for various government agencies, Chadirji was central to the organization of Baghdad and to the consolidation of its postwar image. With nearly one hundred buildings Chadirji helped foster the emergence of the factories, colleges, monopoly headquarters, communication structures, and other new building types that appear in Baghdad following Iraq’s 1958 revolution.
[…]
The exhibition includes 60 photographic paste-ups documenting Chadirji’s own building projects, as well as hundreds of his photographs shot in the streets of Baghdad from the 1960s to the early 1980s. In the first floor galleries, Chadirji’s documents are surrounded by a folio of etchings that he produced in 1984. On the second floor, Chadirji’s photographs are accompanied by those of Iraqi photographer Latif Al Ani. A contemporary of Chadirji, Al Ani chronicled newly emerging urban conditions under the shifting political regimes of the 1950s to the 1970s.”

More details: website
Exhibition: Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design
4 November 2016 - 26 March 2017, Jewish Museum, New York, US
DATE: 26/3/2017
“The Jewish Museum presents the first U.S. exhibition focused on French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883–1950). Showcasing rare furniture, lighting fixtures, and interiors, as well as designs for the extraordinary Maison de Verre, the glass house completed in Paris in 1932, the exhibition brings together over 180 rarely-seen works from major public and private collections in Europe and the United States.”

More details: website
Exhibition: Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
31 January 2017, The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, US
DATE: 31/1/2017
“Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture is the first retrospective of Louis Kahn´s work in two decades, presenting over 200 objects related to Kahn´s selected buildings and projects in the form of architectural models, plans, original drawings, photographs, films and more. With complex spatial compositions and a mastery of light, Louis Kahn´s architecture is regarded as a touchstone of 20th century modernism. Dignified, beautiful, and imbued with a powerful universal symbolism, Kahn´s designs remain a testament to his belief that architecture should be monumental and spiritually inspiring. Among his most famous works are the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA; the Kimbell Art Museum in Forth Worth, TX; and the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.”

More details: website
Journal Presentation: OASE #97 - Action and Reaction in Architecture
12 December 2016, DeSingel, Antwerp, Belgium
DATE: 12/12/2016
“This issue of OASE presents a collection of confrontations between architects themselves, and between architects and architecture critics.

Creating and thinking about architecture has always been defined by the mechanism of action and reaction. One way of making architecture is criticized or rejected and immediately used as a starting point for another, opposing and better method, practice or theory. Architects and critics react to each other´s views using drawings, texts, models and buildings. A good architecture culture thrives on such a basis: the exciting battle between views, opinions and beliefs.

OASE #97 describes and illustrates passionate debates and polemical interactions from the seventeenth to the late twentieth century. The result is a collection of opposing yet inseparablyconnected definitions of good and necessary architecture.

Editors of this issue: Tom Avermaete, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Véronique Patteeuw
Authors: Richard Anderson, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Stefano Corbo, Matthew Critchley, Maarten Delbeke, Isabelle Doucet, Roberto Gargiani, Christopher Long, Léa-Catherine Szacka, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Richard Wittman.

Available at NAi Booksellers as hardcopy (€ 19,95) or ebook (€ 14,95).

Presentation OASE #97
On 12 December 2016 OASE #97 will be presented in deSingel in Antwerp, Belgium.
At 20:00 the editors of this issue will talk with Xaveer De Geyter (XDGA) and Willem Jan Neutelings (Neutelings Riedijk Architects) about action and reaction in architecture. The evening will be closed with drinks at 21:30.
The entrance is free and everyone is welcome! Reserve your place via Eventbrite. The number of seats is limited. The language spoken will be Dutch.”

More details: website
Call for Papers for the Panel: The Built Environment Through the Colonial Periodical Press
22-25 May 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 4/12/2016
“One of the most visible faces of colonial power and one of the most permanent were the changes in the built environment: the construction of buildings, ports, roads, railways or other infrastructures or the changes in the landscape through forestation, changes in agriculture, etc. These are just some of the examples.

This panel aims to explore the role and assert the importance of the colonial periodical press – newspapers and periodicals (general or scientific), published in the colonial territories and in the metropoles – in the study of the built environment by exploring themes such as the reception, circulation of models, the discussion and understanding by the public, use by the political power, among others. Some of this themes can be discussed by the following questions, to which they are not limited to: How was the built environment used by the press, in the colonial territories and in the metropoles, as a mean of propaganda (by the governments or the oppositions)? Were transcolonial debates or circulations of knowledge (by the circulation of models, etc.)  made only by scientific press or also by general press? Who were the predominant actors and what were the main discourses? How can reception, and the change of reception over the course of time, be studied trough colonial periodical press? How are these changes made in the colonial period, perceptible, debated, etc. in the post-colonial period through the press?”

Deadline: December 4, 2016.

More details: website
News: Conservation of Louis Kahn’s Salk Institue
Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, US
DATE: 21/11/2016
“Following three years of research, the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), based in Los Angeles, California, USA, has commenced with construction work on site to conserve the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, in San Diego, also California. The institute is housed in an outstanding Modernist building complex, designed by famous architect Louis Kahn and completed in 1965. The conservation work is part of the GCI´s Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative and executed by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. of Pasadena, California, with advice from London-based Peter Inskip + Peter Jenkins Architects. The conservation project is due for completion in the spring of 2017.”

More details: website
News: 7 Most Endangered Programme
Helsinki-Malmi Airport, Finland and Y-block, Government Quarter, Oslo, Norway
DATE: 0/0/0
“The 7 Most Endangered for 2016 were selected by the Board of Europa Nostra from the 14 sites shortlisted by a panel of specialists in history, archaeology, architecture, conservation, project analysis and finance. Nominations were submitted by civil society or public bodies which form part of Europa Nostra’s vast network of member and associate organisations from all over Europe." [1]

"Along with the representatives from the organisations that nominated the sites, the European experts have met with national, regional and local stakeholders to mobilise them and encourage them to join forces in saving these endangered gems of Europe´s cultural heritage. The key findings and recommendations of all missions will be published in reports at the beginning of 2017."

Among the 7 Most Endangered, is the Helsinki-Malmi Airport in Finland. "Helsinki Malmi is an international airport built in the mid 1930s in the functionalist architectural style as part of a larger ensemble in Helsinki which was intended to serve the 1940 Helsinki Olympic Games, cancelled due to World War II. It is one of the best‐preserved still active pre‐World War II international airports in the world and a living cultural heritage site of early commercial aviation. [...] The airport is now under serious threat from a new development project." [2]

Also, another endangered building from the modern movement is on the 2016 short-list. It concerns the Y-block, Government Quarter in Oslo, Norway. "Designed by Erling Viksjø, the foremost Norwegian architect of the time, the high-rise building and the Y-shaped building form a unified ensemble, symbolising the growth and inventiveness of the post-war period and embodying the egalitarian ideals of Norwegian society. The construction technique, using sandblasted concrete reinforced with small river stones, is also unique. The Y-block is famous for its two major designs by Pablo Picasso: ‘The Seagull’ decorates the wall of the lobby, while ‘The Fishermen’ in the main facade has become an iconic part of the Oslo cityscape." [...] After initial discussions, including a proposal to build a new Government Quarter on a more remote site for security reasons, the Norwegian Cabinet decided to redevelop the existing area but to demolish the Y-shaped building. [...] Both the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage and the Cultural Heritage Management Office of Oslo have issued statements in favour of safeguarding the Y-block." [3]

More details: website
Workshop: Pier Luigi Nervi in the United States: Major Projects and Teaching
11 November 2016, Venice International University, Venice, Italy
DATE: 11/11/2016
“Promoted by the PLN Association, the introduction to the international career of Pier Luigi Nervi will focus on the activity in the United States, where he realized some of his most important buildings and delivered the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures (1961, Harvard University). Discussants: Thomas Leslie, Joseph Abram, Francesco Dal Co, Alberto Bologna, Robert Einaudi, Guido Zucconi, Cristiana Chiorino.

The day will end with a guided tour to the Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia building in Campo Manin.

Free entrance”

More details: website and PDF below
Publication: Canada: Modern Architectures in History
by Rhodri Windsor Lidcombe and Michelangelo Sabatino, London, 2016
DATE: 3/10/2016
“ ‘We shall demand of our architects a sensitive interpretation of society’s needs as well as the eloquent architectural statement’, appealed Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1972. Architecture in Canada has been fashioned by the nation’s immense size, as well as its concentrated and diverse geography and demography. This richly informative history reveals how the country has contributed in no small measure to the spread of architectural modernity in the Americas and beyond.

During the twentieth century, a distinct Canadian design attitude coalesced: a liberal, hybrid, pragmatic mindset intent less upon the dogma of architectural language than on thinking about the formation of inclusive spaces and places. Taking a fresh perspective on design production and its context, Canada maps the unfolding of architectural modernity across the country, from the completion of the transcontinental railway in 1886–87 to the tumultuous interwar decades, the period of Reconstruction post-1945, and the politically conflicted era of the late 1960s and ’70s. It also examines the broad pattern of Canadian political, industrial and socio-cultural evolution, urban–suburban expansion, and the technology of building. A wide array of buildings and architects, from ARCOP, Eric Arthur and Ernest Cormier, to Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe, helps to bring to life this chronologically and thematically driven story. Canada is a unique critical account of modern and contemporary architecture in a country once defined by Voltaire as ‘a few acres of snow’.”

Original text: website
More details: PDF below
Call for Feedback: Ross House
by Eric Lloyd Wright, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1957
DATE: 1/11/2016
The Neutra Institute’s Silverlake Museum has called for feedback on a concept of doing a HOUSE MUSEUM PROJECT. The project is outlined below in a text edited by the museum’s first director, Dion Neutra, architect, and also principal of the Neutra Practice, this year celebrating 90 years of service.

The idea is to occupy icons whereby a live in docent would live amongst artifacts and will hold open these buildings a few Sundays a year. The purpose is to preserve this heritage for posterity in a low key fashion. In order to do so, the parties would agree to not put their own furniture or artifacts on display, to preserve the historic fabric as much as it was left.

The institute project is intended to suggest a pattern which could be adopted all over the world, and could commence with the Eric Wright Ruth Ross House, which is left to the USC by owner Ruth Ross, who died last June.

Feedback is much appreciated in/re the following:

1. Would you be willing or know of types to act as property manager here, and for what cost?
2. Would you be willing to help the project vet what the effect this might have on the value of the house?
3. Who could emerge as eventual owner, who would preside over this program? Does anyone think of a patron, who might be wiling to step in and save this icon (estimate about 1.5M)?
4. What should be done first, or could there be done two things at once; vet possible tenants, and search for the patron? Find out what the market value is, to buy and the level of rent that could be supported, before and after the institution of this program?
5. The owner would agree to have the Institute’s Conservation Agreement program put on title to assure the integrity of the property. The rent proceeds would be used to maintain the property. Perhaps non-profit status could be sought, so as to make this more attractive tax wise.

For thoughts, recomendations and questions, please contact:
Dion Neutra
architect, AIA, FISD, President/Executive Consultant and First Museum Director acting for the Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design aka THE NEUTRA SILVERLAKE MUSEUM

Website: www.neutra.org
E-mail: dion@neutra.org
Book Presentations: Concrete and Culture and Algarve Building
18 November 2016, Auditório da Ordem dos Arquitectos, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 18/11/2016
On the 18th of November at 18h30, the presentation of two book will take place at the Auditório da Ordem dos Arquitectos in Lisbon (Tv. Carvalho 23).

The books that will be presented, are:

Concrete and Culture: A Material History by Adrian Forty (ReakLon Books)
Algarve Building: Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965 by Ricardo Agarez (Routledge)

This evening will be followed by a round table with João Luís Carrilho da Graça, José Neves, Johan Lagae, Adrian Forty and Ricardo Agarez, and will be moderated by Marta Sequeira.

The session, which is organized by Bookstore A + A, will be held in English.

Original text and details: PDF below (Portuguese)
Lecture Series: East Coast/West Coast: Architecture in Barcelona and Lisbon
27 October 27 2016-27 April 2017, Barcelona/Spain and Lisbon/Portugal
DATE: 27/4/2017
On the 27th of October, an architecture lecture cycle has commenced which will provide one lecture every two weeks until April next year. It will take place alternately between Barcelona and Lisbon; which also are the cities of subject. There will be 12 lectures in total, of which 6 will be held in Barcelona and 6 in Lisbon.

There are known relations between the two architectural traditions, such as both belonging to this geographical fact and the cultural uniqueness within this group. From the 70’s  it was made clear that the relationship between the Portuguese and Catalan architects maintained over time and that has manifested institutionally from organizations such as the FAD, which in recent years has expanded their awarding to all the works made on the Peninsula, including Portugal.

This time, as a comparison of the ever recurring differences between the east and west coasts of the US, the organization wants to deepen architecture relations produced on either side of the Iberian Peninsula: it’s the same geographical location but with the substantial difference of waters next to them, the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean, and consequently cultural variations arising from this.

The first one of the lectures in Lisbon will be held on November the 10th at Fundaçao Gulbenkian, 18h30.

Original text and more details: website (Catalan/Spanish) 
Program: PDF below
Trade Fair: Denkmal
10-12 November 2016, Europe’s Leading Trade Fair for Conservation Restoration and Old Building Renovation, Leipzig, Germany
DATE: 10/11/2016
Every two years, the trade fair ‘Denkmal’ is organized in Germany where the interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge of the international heritage industry takes place. A wide range of exhibitor presentations, practical demonstration, ‘Living Workshops’ and a program of events will be part of the fair. The 12th edition will be held in Leipzig from 10 till 12 november 2016.

This year, Russia will contribute with three shared stands of which one pays a homage to the protected WDNCh trade fair area, which now is being under restoration. This venue provides an alternate version of ‘Denkmal’ Leipzig in Moscow, which is also held every second year. On the occasion of the Leipzig event, you can find more information of the Russian fair, which will be organized in November 2017.

More details about the Leipzig ‘denkmal’: website
More details about the Moscow ‘denkmal’: website
Award: Lacaton & Vassal wins Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award
15th November 2016, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 15/11/2016
Now in its fourth edition, this award distinguishes the individual or studio whose work and ideas have influenced and continue to have a deep impact on current architectural practice and thought. Awarded on the basis of criteria of excellence of the contribution to architectural and spatial practice, the Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award has been bestowed in previous editions upon Vittorio Gregotti (2007), Álvaro Siza Vieira (2010) and Kenneth Frampton (2013).

The winner of the 2016 edition is the French studio Lacaton & Vassal. The award ceremony will take place on 15 November in the CCB Main Auditorium, and will be followed by a conference by the awarded.

The judging panel was constituted by Andres Lepik, Bijoy Jain, Cecilia Puga, Jorge Figueira, Juan Herreros and Niall Hobhouse.

Mind that the architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal were Keynote Speakers on the 14th International Docomomo Conference, held in Lisbon.

Congratulations!

Photo: © Paulo Catrica

More details: website
Exhibition: Totally Lost 2016
9-10-11, 16-17-18 and 23-24-25 September 2016, Spazi Indecisi, Italy
DATE: 25/9/2016
‘Totally Lost in 2016´ was an exhibition-project which emerged from the visual research on abandoned European totalitarian architecture. The project was promoted by Spazi Indecisi with the collaboration of Rotta Culturale Europea ATRIUM. The association, which consists out of a multidisciplinary team, promotes the valorization of abandoned spaces since 2009. The collective participated in a research project that allows you to rediscover the territory in order to gain awareness of its potential, pushing us to rethink the building and as a progressive "recovery symbol". The project has documented about 300 "uncomfortable" places (over 2,600 photos collected from 25 countries); the remaining architecture built by totalitarian regimes in Europe during the twentieth century.

On the one hand, the photos show the richness and variety in terms of the consistency of construction of factories, sports facilities, marine colonies, military bases, commemorative monuments, foundation towns; on the other hand, they are investigating the current relationship between the buildings and the immediate landscape and social context. All artifacts are abandoned, caused by the wind of history that has wiped out the original logic, and only has preserved empty structures. The exhibition, just as the immense heritage census in the making, has its own take on urban regeneration: it suggests possible reuses of temporary buildings which can return to the community as "new and democratic" spaces.

Hosted in Hungary in 2013 and in 2014 in Luxembourg, the traveling exhibition was for its 5th edition in Italy and lasted until last 25 September. The exhibition was divided in three exhibition sites in the Province of Forlì-Cesena: Casa del mutilato, Forlì, the former aqueduct di Spinedello, Forlimpopoli and the former home of Fascio di Teodorano in Meldola: all were unused places where the research project and regeneration took place. In the particular case of Spinadello, there were scheduled sidelines of the exhibition (camping, bird watching, astronomical observations, walking) proposed as possibilities for the “light” re-use for the enhancement of the environment.

Based on: website
Colloquium: I Iberian Colloquium on Landscape – The Study and Design of Landscape as a Methodological Problem
16-17 March 2017, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 16/3/2017
Landscapes present themselves as sceneries we have inherited, where we live, and from where we draw the resources needed to subsist as a civilisation and as a species. The result of our actions on this heritage will be the legacy to our descendants.

In the beginning of the third millennium – and given the fact that we live in a society under cultural changes occurring at speeds much higher than the necessary to perceive, meditate and experiment – the interest in the topic of landscape is increasingly important, transforming this discipline in a research platform where several fields of knowledge intersect.

The aim of this colloquium is to reflect about the diversity of multidisciplinary aspects, analytical methods, and intervention techniques related to the study of landscape, establishing a forum focused on the future relationship between humanity and landscape.

The colloquium is organised by the Institute of Contemporary History of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with the support from the Escola Superior Gallaecia, the Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies (ESHTE), the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

More details: website
Conference: Habitat III
17 - 20 October 2016, UNESCO, Quito, Ecuador
DATE: 17/10/2016
Docomomo International wishes to congratulate UNESCO on the adoption of the New Urban Agenda in September this year and their successful Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Entitled ‘Habitat III’, the conference was organized in October 2016, in Quito, Ecuador.

For this event, the UNESCO Global Report on Sustainable Urban Development was prepared. Down below you can find the website with the report and another with the summary.

“This Report, the first of its kind, explores the role of culture for sustainable urban development. It is intended as a policy framework document to support governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Urban Development and the New Urban Agenda.

In search of a common thread between the past and the future, the Report examines the contribution of culture to urban sustainability from two analytical angles: a global survey implemented with nine regional partners across the world; and key thematic insights. The Report thus analyses the situation, trends, threats and existing opportunities in different regional contexts, and presents a global picture of urban heritage safeguarding, conservation and management, as well as the promotion of cultural and creative industries, as resources for sustainable urban development. The Report also includes a set of maps and a section on UNESCO’s strategic networks reflecting the Organization’s various fields of competence.

Building on the findings of this global research and thematic reflection, the Report presents new guidelines and recommendations, rooted in culture, to ensure that the cities of tomorrow are safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable.”

More details: website
Full report: website
Summary of the report: website
Exhibition: Temps Suspendu – Exploration Urbaine
11 October - 18 December 2016, Le Musée de La Poste, Paris, France
DATE: 11/10/2016
On 11 October Le Musée de La Poste [postal museum] organized a round table entitled "Béton et Architecture des années 70” [Concrete and Architecture from the 70s] for the occasion of the exhibition “Temps suspendu – Exploration urbaine” [Suspended time - Urban exploration] which was held at l’Espace Niemeyer, 2 place du Colonel Fabien in the 19th district of Paris.

At the re-opening of the museum, a round table with several important speakers was organized to discuss the topics as maligned construction materials and the architectural context of the often forgotten decade.

Together with:

- Paul CHEMETOV, architect
- Frederic JUNG architect, Jung Architectures, in charge of the re-structuration of Musée de La Poste
- Dang TRAN, deputy general director, Poste Immo, the real estate subsidiary of Groupe La Poste
- Rémi BABINET, co-president agency BETC
- Clotilde KULLMAN, PhD at Université Paris Sorbonne, Street Art
- Simon TEXIER, lecturer at Université Paris Sorbonne and Professor contemporary art history at Université Amiens

Moderator was Christine BLANCHET, art historian and coordinating editor of Archistorm.

The exposition mentioned above, can be visited until 18 December 2016.
The museum is open between 11 and 18h30 on Monday until Friday and from 13 till 18 pm at Saturday and Sunday (and will be closed at holidays).

Entrance is free.
For information and making reservations, contact: 01 42 79 24 24  or reservation.dnmp@laposte.fr

More details: website
Award: Caruso St John’s Newport Street Gallery wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2016
6th October 2016, London, United Kingdom
DATE: 6/10/2016
Caruso St John’s Newport Street Gallery wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2016.

“The transformation of almost an entire street of listed industrial buildings in south London into a free public gallery for artist Damien Hirst was described by the judges as ‘a bold and confident contribution to UK architecture’.
The judges also described Caruso St John’s approach to conservation as ‘irreverent yet sensitive, achieving a clever solution that expresses a poetic juxtaposition of old and new’.

‘Internally, the five buildings are connected as a continuous and coherent sequence of light-filled gallery spaces. The simple and logical circulation is enlivened by exquisitely detailed and sensuous staircases.’

It is the third time lucky for Caruso St John – which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. The practice was shortlisted for the Brick House in 2006 and the New Art Gallery Walsall in 2000.
The judging panel, which was chaired by Zaha Hadid Architects’ Patrik Schumacher, included AHMM’s Paul Monaghan, Heneghan Peng co-founder Roisin Heneghan, Mike Hussey, founder of sponsor Almacantar and artist Rachel Whiteread.

Speaking at the awards ceremony held at Portland Place tonight (6 October), RIBA president Jane Duncan, said: ‘With Newport Street Gallery, Damien Hirst has made an exceptional contribution to the UK’s strong history of private patronage of architecture. Not only has Damien opened up his enviable private art collection to the world, but he has commissioned a real work of art to house it in.

‘Caruso St John have created a stunningly versatile space from a number of linked buildings, with beautifully crafted staircases and superb details including tactile brick facades that blend the street externally and create a succession of wonderful gallery spaces.”

Mind that the architect Adam Caruso was a Keynote Speaker on the 14th International Docomomo Conference, held in Lisbon, where he debated the binomial “Old/New”, and presented some of the works of Caruso St John Architects.

Congratulations!

More details: website
Call for Applicants: ‘Keeping It Modern’ grants 2017
1 December 2016, Getty Foundation
DATE: 1/12/2016
“Keeping It Modern is an outstanding initiative of the Getty Foundation, based in Los Angeles, California, USA, to support internationally the conservation of our modern architectural heritage, which is often at considerable risk. The cutting-edge building materials and structural systems that define the Modern Movement were often untested and have not always performed well over time. Heritage professionals do not always have enough scientific data on the nature and behavior of these materials and systems to develop the necessary protocols for conservation treatment.

Complementing the Conservation of Modern Architecture Initiative of the foundation´s sister organisation, the Getty Conservation Institute, Keeping It Modern provides grant aid in two forms: Planning grants are offered for research and planning projects for significant 20th century buildings that involve practitioners from multiple disciplines. And implementation grants are offered for exceptional projects related to internationally recognized buildings that advance the conservation of modern architecture in significant ways and have the potential to serve as models for the conservation of other 20th century buildings.

In 2015, for example, a grant was awarded to support the National Trust for Scotland to consolidate research into the conservation of the Hill House, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Docomomo Scotland had supported the trust´s grant application.

Until 01 December 2016, the Getty Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2017 grants. Applicants need to be nonprofit or charitable organizations and the concerned buildings must be culturally significant, publicly owned and serve a public function.”

More details: website
Seminar: the Modernism Focus of the Architectural History and Theory
Several lectures in November 2016, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
DATE: 1/11/2016
“Free lectures in Architectural History & Theory Seminar at the University of Edinburgh

The architecture school of the University of Edinburgh is running again this year a fortnightly seminar on architectural history and theory, on Tuesday late afternoons. This year, the seminar has a focus on architectural Modernism, with a fantastic line-up of speakers.

On 01 November, Prof. Iain Boyd Whyte of the University of Edinburgh, will talks about Modernity, Architecture and the City. Two weeks later, on 15 November, Prof. Philip Goad of the University of Melbourne will discuss Bauhaus Australia: Modernism, Migration and Exile. And Freedom and the Cage: Modern Architecture and Psychiatry in Central Europe 1890-1914 will be the topic of the final talk in this series, on 29 November, by Dr. Leslie Topp of Birkbeck College, University of London.

The seminar takes place from 17:15 to 20:00 at the University of Edinburgh, at The Maltings / Minto House, 20-22 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JZ, except for the lecture on 15 November, which will be held at Old Infirmary Building, 1 Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP.”

More details: website
Event: Green Spaces of the 1950s and 1960s
15 November 2016, Kassel, Germany
DATE: 15/11/2016
On Tuesday the 15th of November, several speakers will talk about the German garden culture from the 50s and 60s. The intention of this event is to raise awareness about this object and it hopes to contribute in this way to the conservation of this heritage.

On 15 November 2016, the results of the process will be presented in a closing session. Entitled "Green spaces of the 1950s and 1960s. Qualities newly discovered", speakers from the fields of monument conservation, environmental protection, social research and landscape architecture will be present at the event in the Orangerie in Kassel (Auedamm 20b, 34121 Kassel).

Program (in German): PDF on website
More details: website
Website Article: ModerneREGIONAL
Debate about the city center of Potsdam, Germany
DATE: 0/0/0
ModerneREGIONAL reports that a debate about the city center of Potsdam has been going on for months. The city administration would like to return to the cityscape from the time of Frederick the Great. On the other hand there is the "Potsdamer Mitte rethink" initiative, which is committed to the preservation of the former GDR interhotel Mercure, the vocational school and other post-war buildings. The initiative had gathered nearly 15,000 signatures for the "Kein Ausverkauf der Potsdamer Mitte" ("No Sale of the Potsdamer Mitte"). The demand: The buildings should neither be sold nor demolished by public means. The successful initiative could have resulted in a next step of a citizenship decision.

However, in September, the mayor of the town council declared the ombudsman´s legal position inadmissible: the question was misleading. Neither the required ban on sales for the buildings nor the waiver of the use of subsidies necessarily had led to having the city to forego the planned demolition, which is why it was invalid. Potsdam´s latest news commented: "The city administration should have examined whether it was permissible at the beginning of the civic inquiry to the center of Potsdam. Not until the signatures were handed over. Now the damage is immense, for all parties involved.” Now the initiative has sued the Administrative Court: it remains exciting.

Original text: website
Conference: Immaginare il Mediterraneo
16-17 January 2017, Napoli, Italy
DATE: 16/1/2017
During the 20th century the Mediterranean area, once place of many myths, and nowadays is empty, dead, has become, on several occasions, experimental islands, that not necessarily coincide with their strictly geographical significance.
Probably during this period, the most representative cases were Capri and Ibiza, but several other places have experienced similar situations, including the Côte d´Azur, la Costa del Sol, la Costa Smeralda, resorts such as Cadaqués, Sidi Bou Said, or islands such as Elba, Ischia and Procida, Mykonos and le Eolie.
These are privileged sites, whose identity is often defined by the presence of foreign intellectuals looking for a contemporary "utopia", alienated from the social contradictions of the moment; idyllic contexts in which reflection and architectural operations interacted actively with the other visual arts, the culture and aesthetics with the literature and philosophy, sharing a project, in which interpretation it is often associated with a renewed semantics of tradition and of the Mediterranean sea.

The conference will address questions relating to the cultural construction of the "myth" and the more specific case studies that, in the concrete of the various historical eras and different territorial units, have allowed the survival of such an interdisciplinary imagination.

Programme:

16th January

I Sessione / La costruzione dell’immaginario
Keynote speech / Antonio Pizza, Esperienza e povertà nel Mediterraneo. Walter Benjamin, Raoul Hausmann, Erwin Broner nella Ibiza degli anni trenta
- Iñaki Bergera, Imágenes junto al mar. El imaginario fotográfico en el sustrato de la modernidad española
- Monica Livadiotti, Costruire l’immagine del Dodecaneso tra identità italiana e Oriente immaginifico
- Salvador Guerrero, Maria Cristina Garcia González, IFACH o la “invención” de un paisaje mediterráneo
- Joaquin Medina Warmburg, El Mediterráneo  como utópia climático-cultural
- Anna  Giannetti, Quando il Mediterraneo si ritira. Finis terrae  tra libertà e inquietudine
- Maite Méndez Baiges, El estilo del relax y la imagen pop de la Costa del Sol
- Roberto Serino, 41°07’48” N  14°46’47” E

II Sessione/ I luoghi del turismo
Keynote Speech / Andrea Maglio, L’altra faccia del golfo. Ischia e l’architettura mediterranea
- Alberto Rubio-Garrido y Juan Calduch, Verdad y mito. Goethe como intérprete de la arquitectura clásica de Sicilia
- Sergio Pace, Il mare d’inverno, e poi anche d’estate. Nizza Marittima, città di villeggiatura nell’età della Restaurazione sabauda (1815-60)
- Pisana Posocco, L´invenzione dei luoghi turistici. Lo stile “costa Smeralda” tra primitivo e catalano
-Sílvia Musquera i Felip, Costa Brava, la invención de un paisaje
- Chiara Baglione, Architetti e architetture all’Isola d’Elba
-Salvatore Di Liello, Dal refuge all’utopia del modernismo: Procida nel Novecento
- Carolina De Falco, Paesaggi, città e architetture della Costiera Amalfitana nell’immaginario iconografico e culturale degli anni ’60 e ‘70
- Analisa Dameri, Calvi, la Balagne: forma urbana e iconografia. Da baluardo militare a città balneare
- Julio Garnica, Cadaqués “isola” del Mediterraneo

17th January

III Sessione / Architettura della modernità e Mediterraneo
Keynote Speech / Fabio Mangone, Alvar Aalto e il Mediterraneo
- Juan Calatrava, Charles Garnier y la arquitectura mediterranea: de la tradición Beaux-Arts al mito solar moderno
- Gemma Belli, IV Congrès d’Architecture Moderne: idee in viaggio attraverso il Mediterraneo
- Antonello Monaco, IsAM-da Casa Lezza a Ischia Porto: Reporting from the Mediterranean Front
- Cecilia Rostagni, Mediterraneità e modernità. Gio Ponti e Bernard Rudofsky nell’Italia degli anni Trenta
- Elena Dellapiana, Case e sandali: Bernard Rudofsky dalle isole del Mediterraneo al mito dell’anonimo
- Ugo Rossi, Il Mediterraneo non è un mito. L’eu-topia mediterranea di Bernard Rudofsky
- Lucia Miodini, Il progetto domestico della casa all’italiana e il dibattito sulle origini mediterranee dell’abitazione moderna
- Federica Visconti, Una moderna κοινὴ mediterranea
- Laura Martínez de Guereñu, Barcelona, América, Ibiza: El Mediterráneo en los viajes, conferencias y textos de Breuer, Gropius y Sert
- Adele Fiadino, Progettare nel Mediterraneo: l’edilizia residenziale sulle coste italiane nel secondo dopoguerra (1945-70)
- Massimiliano Savorra, Il Mediterraneo per tutti: Georges Candilis e l’architettura del “Plus Grand Nombre”

IV Sessione / Arte, fotografia e cinema
Keynote Speech / Giuseppe Pignatelli, Prima del mito. Il viaggio di Pasquale Mattei nelle isole Pontine
- Catalina Ferrer, Topografía artística de la Isla Blanca: Ibiza, 1867-1919
- Luis Ruiz Padrón / Antonio Gámiz Gordo, Imágenes viajeras. Málaga en las tarjetas postales de P. Z. hacia 1905
- Cristina Arribas, Modernidad Mediterránea. La imagen moderna de España en los años 60 a través de las postales turísticas
- Aitor Acilu, Rubén Alcolea, Carlos Labarta, Zweckdienstlichen Form. La arquitectura rural de Ibiza a través de la Leica de Erwin Heilbronner
- Federica Deo, Tempo di viaggio. La formazione dei russi in Italia
- Antonella Basilico, Tra realtà e idealizzazione: Capri nel linguaggio artistico contemporaneo
Exhibition: Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden
1st May – 30th November 2016, Glass House, United States of America
DATE: 30/11/2016
"The Glass House is pleased to present Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden, a landscape installation that will be on view throughout the 2016 tour season to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s birth and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Glass House site to the public. First created fifty years ago in 1966 for the 33rd Venice Biennale, this iteration of Narcissus Garden will be incorporated into the Glass House’s 49-acre landscape.
“We are honored to be working with Yayoi Kusama, an artist Philip Johnson both admired and collected. This exhibition playfully engages the entire site, creating a celebratory mood for Philip Johnson’s 110th birthday and the 10th year since the opening of this museum,” said Irene Shum, Curator and Collections Manager at the Glass House.
Narcissus Garden, comprising 1,300 floating steel spheres, each approximately 12 inches in diameter (30 cm) will be installed in the Lower Meadow and forest, creating a dramatic view to the west of the Glass House. Drifting in the newly restored pond, the spheres will move with the wind and follow the pond’s natural currents, forming a kinetic sculpture. Their mirrored surfaces will reflect the surrounding Pond Pavilion (1962), wooded landscape, and sky.
The Glass House will also install Kusama’s recently created enormous steel PUMPKIN (2015).
The placement of PUMPKIN will be on the hillside meadow, east-northeast of the Brick House (1949), on a concrete sculpture footing where Ellsworth Kelly’s Curve II (1973) was once installed. “The first time I saw a pumpkin was in a farm in elementary school. In Japanese, a ‘pumpkin head’ is an ignorant man or a pudgy woman, but for me, I am charmed by its shape, form, and lack of pretension.” says the artist.
Dots Obsession – Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope will be a special installation for a limited time, September 1 through 26, where Kusama will create an “infinity room” experience with the Glass House itself covered with polka dots.  Visitors who attend the exhibition during this period will be offered the unique experience to simultaneously see the world through the eyes of both Philip Johnson and Yayoi Kusama.  The Glass House’s window walls and doors allow the artist to create a one-of-a-kind signature “infinity room.” The polka dots directly engage the architecture of the Glass House, complementing its structure and aesthetics, breathing new life into the house.  For Kusama, the polka dot represents an individual, its own universe. Similarly, Philip Johnson created his own private universe at the Glass House, sculpting every aspect of landscape experience into his own universe."

More details: website
Exhibition: Le Corbusier y el sur de América
4 November 2016-22 January 2017, MAC Parque Forestal, Santiago, Chile
DATE: 22/1/2017
For the first time, arrived in Chile an original selection of drawings and plans of Le Corbusier, one of the greatest actors of Modern Architecture, during the twentieth century. This exhibition presents original documents, some never seen before in Latin America, corresponding to twelve projects developed by the Swiss-French architect in South America.

Besides Le Corbusier had built just Curutchet House, in La Plata, Argentina, there is a long relationship between the architect and the continent, expressed by the travellings, collaborations with local architects and some projects – from the small scale to urban design.

Complementary to this exhibition, will be presented, in MAC Quinta Normal, the results of the workshop “LC50”, organized by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Chile, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier.

More details: website
Conference: Cultural Heritage: Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery
3-4 November 2016, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 3/11/2016
“In 2015, representatives of 195 countries met in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) to discuss the impact of climate change on societies, their livelihoods and their cultural heritage. Evidence suggests that torrential downpours, violent and unexpected storms, heat waves, new records in pollution and landslides are increasingly frequent. […]

Through this conference we hope to create an exchange of views in the fields of heritage preservation and disaster risk prevention. Our aim is to encourage direct cooperation between heritage organisations, research institutes and the civil protection services. Ultimately we want to look at ways of achieving a more effective management of crisis situations and to create mechanisms to reduce damage to cultural heritage in disaster situations.

The conference will address themes such as: analysis and risk management; the effects of disasters on heritage institutions in the short and long-run period; examining what conservation tools are available for damage prevention and recovery. Finally, the conference also aims to broaden and reinforce international cooperation in these fields.”

More details: website

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Prize: Prix de la
1st October 2016, Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France
DATE: 1/10/2016
“In accordance with the provisions of Le Corbusier’s will, the Fondation wishes to encourage young researchers. The Fondation has decided in 2016 to award grants to completed research on Le Corbusier’s work, already published or not.

Works submitted to the nomination must deal primarily with aspects of Le Corbusier´s life and/or work that have not previously been researched in sufficient detail or, in the case of areas already studied, should put forward original approaches (multidisciplinary, comparative, transversal, etc.). All aspects of Le Corbusier´s life and/or work and its reception may be envisaged: the built work, unrealized architectural or urban projects,
the furniture, his work in the visual arts –painting, drawing, tapestry, exhibitions, etc. – or his written work, literary or theoretical. These include any research tending to further knowledge of Le Corbusier the man and understanding of his legacy to us.”

The panel responsible for choosing successful applicants for the awarding of Fondation’s award for Young Researchers, year 2016 met on September 21.
The members of the panel were as follows : Joseph Abram, Rémi Baudouï, Barry Bergdoll, Maristella Casciato, Roberto Gargiani, Christine Mengin, Guillemette Morel Journel, Gilles Ragot.

Having examined files in all, the panel decided to propose to the Board of Directors the awarding of the grant to:
- Ingrid Guerrero (Colombia) :Enfants de la rue de Sèvres : les collaborateurs latino-américains de LC à Paris
- Marta Sequeira (Portugal) : Towards a public space. Le Corbusier and the Greco-Latin tradition in the modern city

docomomo International would like to congratulate Ingrid Guerrero and Marta Sequeira for the award!
Fundraising Exhibition: Take Part in the Museum of Architecture´s Gingerbread City
7-22 December 2016, The Museum of Architecture, 10 Thurlou Place, South Kensington, London, UK
DATE: 7/12/2016
“The Museum of Architecture is pleased to launch our winter fundraiser, The Gingerbread City: an edible masterplan designed by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design and brought to life by architects and designers.

We are challenging you to design, bake and construct buildings to populate the city and create a bite-sized utopia in our exhibition space at 10 Thurloe Place.

We´ll also be hosting a series of Gingerbread House-making workshops for families, along with a competition for the best designs. […]

The Gingerbread City has been planned with six main character areas, each of which has a unique sense of place. These different character areas together provide the ingredients for an ideal city, and explore the various roles and functions of great urban places.

The creation of Gingerbread City is about a number of things. It is a celebration of place, intended to get people who don´t normally spend much time looking at their environment to think more about the kind of places in which they live, work and play, how these are created and how they impact on us all.

It is about the choices we make for our cities both now and into the future, and it is a chance to have some fun and see what happens when architecture and urbanism meet sweets and gingerbread. This is your opportunity to join the Architectural Bakery Hall of Fame and showcase your best (edible) project to date!

The funds for this exhibition will go towards supporting MoA´s future programme of workshops, seminars and exhibitions.”

More details: website
Call for Nominations: Nominate a Site to the 2018 World Monuments Watch!
Nominations for 2018, World Monuments Fund, New York, US
DATE: 1/3/2017
“Every two years, the World Monuments Watch calls international attention to unique places around the world that are at risk from the forces of nature or from the impact of social, political, and economic change. With your knowledge and expertise you can help us identify more heritage places facing pressing challenges or new opportunities for positive change. Nominations for the 2018 World Monuments Watch are now being accepted until March 1, 2017 at http://go.wmf.org/e/109312/nominate/3dndtm/45961384

More details: website
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Exhibition: Alternativas/Alternatives
27 October - 3 December 2016, XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism at The Cooper Union, New York, US
DATE: 27/10/2016
“The XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU) is being shown in the United States for the first time for an exhibition at The Cooper Union. On view from October 27 through December 3, 2016 the exhibition "Alternativas/Alternatives" features large-scale image displays and audiovisual commentary about the winning projects, as well as drawing reproductions and architectural models.

"The economic crisis was a critical time for our country´s architecture and we saw a halt in new construction but enormous growth for restoration work," says Francisco Mangado, Spain´s General Coordinator of Biennals, who oversaw the curation of "Alternativas / Alternatives". "Our goal of bringing the Biennial to The Cooper Union and eventually these other countries is to make Spanish architecture - with its humble yet sensitive forms and ingenious design – open to the world.”

More details: website
Internship: ATHIS-CIALP
Companhia de Desenvolvimento Habitacional do Distrito Federal, Brazil
DATE: 7/9/2016
International Council of Portuguese Language Architects (CIALP) launched, last September, in partnership with the Government of Brazil’s Federal District, the Internship Program of Technical Assistance of Social Interest Housing (ATHIS-CIALP).
This internship program will allow the professionals from CIALP member countries attend to a professional qualification in the Program of Architecture and Urbanism Technical Assistance, from the Company of Federal District Housing Development (CODHAB). The internship will be for 6 months.

More details: website (CODHAB) + website (CIALP)
Tour: Recorridos por la Arquitectura del siglo XX. La obra y su autor
6th October, 2016, 18:00, Hipódromo de la Zarzuela de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 6/10/2016
AEPPAS20 - Asociación Española para la Protección del Patrimonio Arquitectónico del Siglo 20, aims the promotion, protection and conservation of Spanish cultural and architectural heritage, of the 20th century.

The event “Recorridos por la Arquitectura del siglo XX. La obra y su autor” doesn’t want to analyse the architectural work itself, but understand how time has passed through them, how people lived there, what kind of problems have arisen from its maintenance or function change. So far, have been visited: Torre Castelar, Madrid; Instituto de Cultura Francés, Madrid and Real Club Náutico de San Sebastián.

This October 6th, the tour will be at Hipódromo de la Zarzuela de Madrid, 1941, by the architects Carlos Arniches and Martín Domínguez, with the engineer Eduardo Torroja, whose rehabilitation has recently been made by the architect Jerónimo Junquera.
The event begins with a visit to the building at 18:00, followed by an open discussion at 19:30.

More details: pdf below
Publication: Les dispositifs du confort dans l´architecture du XXe siècle: connaissance et stratégie de sauvegarde
by Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2016
DATE: 0/0/0
"The notion of physiological comfort – meaning responses to temperature and humidity but also to lighting and acoustics – has been a driving force in architectural production throughout the twentieth century. Whether concealed, embedded, exposed, or ‘featured’, building environment services have played a dominant role in architectural design. This book puts the spotlight on those paradoxically ‘bulky’ yet ‘invisible’ networks that accommodate our physiological needs. Coming from different disciplinary backgrounds, the authors look back over both the cultural and the material issues that have shaped modern and contemporary architecture´s pursuit of comfort by design. In addition, a number of recent, iconic restoration and renovation projects are presented here by the designers themselves. Seeking to strike the right balance between conserving modern built heritage and responding to today´s energy-saving paradigms, they demonstrate how the concept of material well-being, in the sense of today´s ‘sustainable comfort’, remains high on the agenda. And always at the heart of these reflections are the building services installations themselves."

On the 24th of November at 18h00 the book presentation of Les dispositifs du confort dans l´architecture du XXe siècle: connaissance et stratégies de sauvegarde [Building Environment and Interior Comfort in the 20th Century: Understanding Issues and Developing Conservation Strategies] will take place at l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“On this occasion architect and philosopher Eduardo Prieto, professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, will give a public lecture entitled ‘La culture du bien-être. Les poétiques du confort dans l´architecture du XIXe et XXe siècle’ [The Welfare Cultures. Poetics of Comfort in the Architecture of the 19th and 20th Centuries].”

More details book: website
More details bookpresentation: website
MAAT´s Grand Opening
5th October 2016, MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 5/10/2016
The new MAAT building designed by the british architect Amanda Levete  (AL_A) will be opened to the public on 5 October, with a 12-hour programme that will include educational events, performances and music happenings, across the extended riverside campus kept by the EDP Foundation.

PROGRAMME

12 pm - 12 am
Semiconductor. Where Shapes Come From
Projection. Video Room (new building)
Nuno da Luz. C’mon
Installation. Riverfront
Haroon Mirza. Emerging Paradigm
Installation. Main Gallery (new building)

1 pm
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. Pynchon Park
Exhibition opening
Oval Gallery (new building)

2 pm
The Form of Form – Lisbon Architecture Triennale 4th Edition
Exhibition opening
Yard

3 pm
The World of Charles and Ray Eames
Exhibition opening
Talk with Eames Demetrios and Catherine Ince
Central 1
Talk with Semiconductor
Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt with Joana Seguro
Video Room (new building)
Support: British Council

4 pm
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster video screening
Talk with the artist and Pedro Gadanho
Project Room (new building)
Arquiteturas Film Festival
Opening
Conference Room
Colectivo. Timber by Michael Gordon
Under the direction of Pedro Carneiro
Concert. Turbine Hall

5 pm
Digitópia by Casa da Música
Turbine Hall

6 pm
Nástio Mosquito. Respectable Thief
Performance. Project Room (new building)

7 pm
Von Calhau
Concert. Turbine Hall
Nigga Fox
DJ set. Project Room (new building)

8pm
Zebra Katz
Live set. Project Room (new building)
Carminho
Concert Turbine Hall

9 pm
Ryoji Ikeda. Supercodex
Live AV set: Project Room (new building)
Dead Combo
Concert. Turbine Hall

10 pm
Fatima al Qadiri
DJ set. Project Room (new building)

FAMILY PROGRAME
2:30 pm - Monotyping Workshop (+ 5 years)
3 pm - Discover MAAT Creative Workshop (4-6 years)
4 pm - Panoramic Tour (all ages)
4:30 pm - Architecture Tour (+ 12 years)
5 pm - Monumental Itinerary at the Power Station Tour (all ages)
6 pm - Electric Toy Cars Creative Workshop (+ 6 years)
8 pm - Secret Itinerary at the Power Station Tour (+ 12 years)

More details: website
World Heritage inscription of “The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier”
19th September 2016, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, France
DATE: 19/9/2016
“On 19 September 2016 at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Architectural and Heritage Centre), Paris, the representatives of seven States Parties, Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan and Switzerland were presented with the certificates of inscription on the List of World Heritage of the serial property “The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement”.
On the occasion of an event organized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, the Le Corbusier Foundation and the Association Le Corbusier sites, the chief of UNESCO’s Movable Heritage and Museums section, Heritage Division, Culture Sector, Mr. Ieng Srong, on behalf of the Assistant Director-General for Culture, Mr. Francesco Bandarin, and the Director of Heritage Division and Director of the World Heritage Centre, Ms. Mechtild Rössler, presented the certificates and emphasized the importance of solidarity and transnational cooperation for the protection, conservation and enhancement of World Heritage through the development of transnational partnerships, and the importance to invite further reflection on the role of heritage as an integral part of communities’ contemporary life and as a resource for a new culture of modern and sustainable development.”

More details: website
IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Fall 2016
30th September 2016, Centro de Congressos, DECivil e Arquitectura, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/9/2016
On 30th September 2016, between 09:30 and 18:30, the PhD Week Fall 2016, organized in the framework of the IST PhD Program in Architecture, will be held at Instituto Superior Técnico - Centro de Congressos DECivil e Arquitectura (Lisbon University), with the following program:

Moderation
Ana Tostões (Coordinator of the IST PhD Program in Architecture)

Program

09:30-10:00 – Opening session

10:00-11:00 – Mediterranean Syncretism in Spanish Art and Architecture, during the first decades of the twentieth Century – António Pizza (ETSAB-UPC);

11:00-11:15 – Break;

11:15-12:15 – “Exotic, Beautiful, Oddly Modernist”. The Algarve, a Mediterranean Riddle on the Atlantic – Ricardo Agarez (KU Leuven, Department of Architecture);

12:15-13:00 – Mediterranean. Contemporary meetings – Maria Fernanda Rollo (Secretary of State of Science, Techonology and Higher Education, CTES, IHC-UNL);

13:00-15:00 – Lunch Break;

15:00-15:45 – Building with Climate in Portugal 1955-1974: Keil do Amaral House in Alporchinhos, Algarve – João Santa Rita (IST-ULisboa);

15:45-16:30 – Vaulted houses of Fuzeta – Mafalda Pacheco (IST-ULisboa);

16:30-16:45 - Break;

16:45-17:45 – The rural house in Algarve – Mediterranean result – João Vieira Caldas (IST-ULisboa);

17:45-18:45 - Ideas of Mediterranean houses in Spain. The contribution of Rudofsky between Sert and Coderch – António Pizza (ETSAB-UPC).


Free admission
. Everyone is welcome!


Conference program and practical information available on the following pdf.
Symposium: ICOMOS Annual General Assembly, Advisory Committee and Scientific Symposium
15th – 21st October 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
DATE: 15/10/2016
“ICOMOS Turkey is honored to host the 2016 ICOMOS Annual General Assembly, Advisory Committee Meeting & Scientific Symposium; it is a great pleasure to welcome the ICOMOS community to the meetings in Istanbul.

Since its foundation in 1974, ICOMOS Turkey has grown into an active community of over 100 members. It tries to consolidate international connections and to channel information to its members. Seminars, symposia and training courses are arranged for promoting awareness. Several of our members take active roles in ICOMOS International’s scientific committees.

We believe that hosting the 2016 Annual General Assembly, Advisory Committee Meeting & Scientific Symposium will help to strengthen the international cooperation of our Committee. Istanbul is a unique city with exceptional natural assets and deep roots in history. The meeting will offer our fellow ICOMOS members the opportunity to enjoy the rich repertoire of cultural heritage of Istanbul; they will also have the chance to observe the preservation challenges faced by Istanbul in the 21st century. We believe that it is a great occasion for our country and we look forward to the meetings as a chance to discuss with our colleagues the problems related to conservation of cultural heritage in Turkey. We hope that they will kindly share with us their experience on how to best deal with the threats and pressures historic cities face.”

More details: website
Arquiteturas Film Festival 2016: RehabNation
12th – 16th October 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 13/10/2016
Arquiteturas is an international film festival, with documentary, experimental and fiction films, included in the theme of architecture. The program that has been developed for this festival, since 2013, is about the infinite possibilities of valorisation and promotion of architecture, through cinema and audio-visual production in general.
The festival seeks to use the extensive network of contacts that has arisen among others Architecture Film festivals around the world, to enhance the projection of great relevance films for the dissemination of Portuguese architectural culture, not only in Portugal but also internationally.

More details: website
Round Table: 10th Associations Round Table Europe
3rd – 4th November 2016, Monaco
DATE: 3/11/2016
UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2016 will take place Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September in Busan, South Korea.

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.

More details: website
Round Table: 4th Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific
28th – 29th September 2016, Busan, Korea
DATE: 28/9/2016
UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2016 will take place Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September in Busan, South Korea.

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.

More details: website
Publication: Total Latin American Architecture: Libretto of Modern Reflections & Contemporary Works
by Ana de Brea, Barcelona, 2016
DATE: 1/9/2016
“This book is not about a folk or typical Latin American architecture. Latino America is not some faraway, isolated region, rather a huge and universal laboratory. It shows a different Latin America through its recent architecture, which flourishes in our time of global communications. It does have roots in the past; but does not appeal to nostalgia. Architecture thought for the present and designed for the near future.

Total Latin American Architecture intends to communicate a targeted objective, to circumscribe a segment, a series of observations and actions in architecture. However, it is a selected, fully open, and deep fragment, outlining conceptual and practical verifications on critical views and concrete projects, concerning the actual, extensive world of architecture in the Latin American territory, and in the first years of the new century.

It is a sequence of topical segments organized as an unsystematic series and through a number of different projects in each case: the single family house; searches on bigger scales; poetical structures; topics under consideration; a look over laboratories; terrain, landscape and topography; covering folk factors; and the volumetric reasoning an physical features.”

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Book Launch: José Isaías Cardoso. Um Moderno na Figueira da Foz
By Núcleo de Arquitectos da Região de Coimbra, Secção Regional do Norte da Ordem dos Arquitectos (ed.), 24th September 2016, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
DATE: 24/9/2016
Núcleo de Arquitectos da Região de Coimbra, with the support of Figueira da Foz city hall promoted, on the last 24th September, a tribute to the architect José Isaías Cardoso, the architect who introduced the modern movement on Figueira da Foz. The event was also the presentation and launch of the publication “José Isaías Cardoso. Um Moderno na Figueira da Foz”.
Forum: From Postwar to Postmodern – 20th Century Built Cultural Heritage - The 6th Baltic Sea Region Cultural Heritage Forum
28th-30th September 2016, Kiel, Germany
DATE: 28/9/2016
The various countries of the Baltic Sea region are linked both by the inland sea and favorable overland connections. The Baltic Sea region is diverse with respect to its shifting landscape and its rich variety of cultures, languages, religions and histories. Over the centuries, contacts through mutual trade and shipping have contributed to this region’s long, common history. The geographical position of the Baltic Sea states, forming a region in itself in northern Europe, has also contributed to the area’s shared sense of regional identity.
The conference From Postwar to Postmodern – 20th Century Built Cultural Heritage
will be held in Kiel, Germany, in 2016, within the framework of the 6th Baltic Sea Region Cultural Heritage Forum. This conference addresses the historical legacy of postwar twentieth century architecture in the context of the Baltic Sea region and the different values that are ascribed to the architecture of this period through the end of the twentieth century.

The aim of this conference is to raise awareness of the built cultural heritage of the postwar- and postmodern period in the Baltic Sea region. In terms of cultural heritage, the architecture of the modern movement has a brief history. Although trends in twentieth century architecture have been accompanied by a contemporary historiography, with its canon formation, it was not until the last decades of the twentieth century that the environments of the modern movement were considered as part of the cultural heritage.

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Exhibition: Am Ende: Architektur. Zeitreisen 1959 – 2019
6 October 2016 -20 March 2017, Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria
DATE: 20/3/2017
To mark the retirement of founding director Dietmar Steiner the Az W takes a look, with him, at sixty years of international architectural history. The dissolution of CIAM in 1959 marked the "failure" of the modern movement which plunged architecture into a profound crisis. From this starting point the exhibition meanders through history, making stops where Dietmar Steiner underwent his own personal architectural socialisation process. The historical examples of architecture are contrasted by the curators with contemporary positions that show, with the breadth of diversity, that architecture is a long way from the end. The dialogue between the two storylines of the exhibition is intended to prove that a critical new beginning is inherent to every "End".

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