Jacques Perrin-Fayolle, Les Eaux-vives à Lyon (1958) © Jean-Pierre Gobillot
Conferences: History of Contemporary Architecture research seminar
Date: 13th April 2021, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (GMT+1), online

Docomomo France and École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille are pleased to announce the program for the session of 13 April 2021 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm, GMT+1) and to invite you to attend two conferences. The conferences are part of the History of Contemporary Architecture research seminar, whose work for the 2020-2021 academic year focuses on the architectures of luxury buildings.

Conference 1:
Philippe Dufieux. ENSA Lyon (LAURE/EVS UMR 5600)
“Une autre échelle de la modernité : le collectif résidentiel à Lyon (1950-1980)” [
Another scale of modernity: the residential collective in Lyon (1950-1980)]

Systematically obscured by contemporary historiography which invariably favors a history of housing through the question of social housing, the study of the residential community is nonetheless important in order to appreciate the profound changes that occur in the decades of economic growth in the art of living. Alongside the large housing estates which, at the scale of the Lyon metropolitan area – from Bron-Parilly to La Duchère, from Rillieux to Vénissieux – are shaping the new scale of the city after the Second World War, luxury operations are multiply with the aim of responding to a growing demand from the middle classes, concerned with modern comfort as much as with distinction. More widespread than social housing, residential housing also draws a different cartography of modernity by establishing itself as one of the preferred fields of investigation for many contemporary architects.

Conference 2:
Élise Guillerm. ENSA Marseille (INAMA)
Jean Dubuisson et le logement collectif privé” [Jean Dubuisson and private collective housing]

As the architect of many collective dwellings, Jean Dubuisson (1914-2011) indiscriminately illustrated himself in the design of high standing housing, like housing built in a very economical setting. Its order book, partly made up of companies from philanthropy, has enabled it to develop an offer around Paris, large urban areas (Lille, Metz, Lyon, etc.) or even holiday resorts. This production of private housing, largely based on its experiences in social housing, has helped to define certain benchmarks of the residence model in an urban context, while transposing certain codes from the traditional, if not bourgeois apartment.

The conferences will be held in French.

Link to connect to the zoom webinar: https://zoom.us/j/94102125018?pwd=ZDZKaXk0UXJhd1BpNXRUV0tVekx4UT09 
Meeting ID: 941 0212 5018

More information on the following pdf [English] or on the event webpage [French]