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

Docomomo International is pleased to announce the call for papers for the online lecture series by ex-momo “ROUNDTRIP II: From the Alps  to the Andes” and with the subtitle ” Le Corbusier and the members of the Latin American Modern Movement”.

The lecture series “ROUNDTRIP II: From the Alps  to the Andes” is organized by the Inter-university Department of Regional & Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino, and will happen between May and December 2021 in online mode.

“Six sessions on a monthly basis, presented by international researchers reflecting on some of the protagonists of the Latin American Modern Movement who have developed urban projects for the continent, contributing to the debate on the contemporary urban landscape. After the first lecture series (October-December 2020), “Roundtrip: From the Seine to the Rio de La Plata” (see more on YouTube Channel ex-momo) on the relationship between Le Corbusier and Argentina starting from the journey of 1929, in this second cycle the role of the protagonists of the Latin American Modern Movement through the architects – from Berta Zegarra Russo to German Semper, from Luz Amorocho to Lucio Costa – who developed an educational and professional relationship between the two continents.

The aim of these meetings is to reflect on urban projects, whether completed or not, the result of the exchanges of shared modernity between Europe and Latin America. Among the topics: the role of correspondence exchanges / the contribution of women architects / the realization of the urban proposals of the Modern Movement / preservation and enhancement of the heritage resulting from these exchanges.

So, the international group of research ex-momo (Exchanges of Modern Movement) invites all from the master’s students to the academics with an interest in the urban and architecture historiography of the Modern Movement to present their scientific papers in the framework of
the II International Conference.

Proposals will be individual and should counts 800 words, accompanied by a bibliography, and a 80-word biographical profile, must be submitted as Word files to exmomo@gmail.com by April 19th, 2020. The proposals will be selected by the Scientific Committee. These ones must be original and not published or presented in public events before

In submitting their proposals, applicants commit to attending the remote congress and presenting their papers orally if they are accepted. Every conference will host two presentations of a junior and senior researcher around the same focus. Members of the Scientific Committee will moderate the discussion giving space to an open debate to everyone wants to participate.

The official languages of the congress will be Italian, Spanish and English. Some sessions may be held entirely in two of them, depending on the number of proposals received in this language.”

The full call for papers can be downloaded here.