Docomomo International is pleased to share the Docomomo Israel – Germany Conference “From Conventional to Experimental – Mass Housing and Prefabrication”. The conference will be held online between 14-15 June 2021 and is hosted by the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Docomomo Israel, Docomomo Germany, and EU COST action Middle Class Mass Housing.
Registration is requested to get into the zoom meeting link: https://technion.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uf-ugrTIvHNJ50C-A2F0ij0KL_gv4IQK6
“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. The 17 papers and keynote propose new research that deepens our understanding of the inherent and crucial connection between the revolutionary advances in prefabrication that characterized the modern era, and their impact on design.”
Download the conference program: DOCOMOMOprogram.