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Call for Papers – Docomomo Israel Bi-annual Online Conference
Deadline: 15th April 2021

Docomomo Israel, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Docomomo Germany, and EU COST action Middle Class Mass Housing are inviting for the Online Conference, under the theme “From Conventional to Experimental – Mass Housing and Prefabrication” happening at 14-15 June, 2021.

“Mass housing owes much of its social ideas and design to architectural prefabrication. However, it seems that the history of prefabrication and its relationship to modernist architectural concepts and their dissemination, has remained somewhat at the margins of contemporary scholarly debates. This is perhaps because most scholarly contributions discuss phenomena that do not engage canonic or iconic case studies of industrialized architecture, while other aspects of research are in the fields of engineering, rather than history. This conference seeks to explore the connection between prefabrication and mass housing worldwide. We invite new research that can deepen our understanding of the inherent and crucial connection between the revolutionary advances in prefabrication that characterized the modern era, and their impact on design. Papers dealing with the dissemination of knowledge with regard to prefabrication – such as the role of organizations, exhibitions and professional publications, are also welcome. We further seek papers that address prefabrication in architecture as an embodiment of distinct social and political ideologies and conditions, such as colonialism and nation-building.”

Submission Guidelines
Format: the accepted format is for pre-recorded 15-20 minute presentations and for a virtual poster session.
Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent by April 15, 2021 to docomomo.is@gmail.com
Please include your name, affiliation, email address and a brief, 100-word biographical note.

Scientific Committee
Regine Hess, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Yael Allweil, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Tzafrir Feinholz, Technion Israel Institute of TechnologyMM
Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler, Sapir Academic College / Ben-Gurion University

For more information: here.