Modernism Is Frozen – Urbanism and Architecture under/after Covid-19
Online discussion by ZOOM. International docomomo Conference 2020+1, Tokyo

LEARNING FROM MODERN MOVEMENT INTERIORS IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC
Specialist Committee on Interior Design of Docomomo International

On 27th March 2021 happened the fourth public panel discussion “LEARNING FROM MODERN MOVEMENT INTERIORS IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC” of the series Urbanism and Architecture Under/After COVID-19, subtitled “Is Modernism Frozen?”.

Previously occurred the discussions “HOW DO YOU MAP MODERNISM UNDER/AFTER COVID-19”, “TRAFFIC SEEKS ANOTHER WAY” and “HOUSING FOR ISOLATING”.

Panelists:
Deniz Hasirci (Izmir University of Economics, Docomomo-interior-Turkey) – “Interior Hygiene: Body and Space in the Modernist Turkish Context”
Milena Kordic (University of Belgrade Faculty of Architecture, Serbia) – “Body and distance: learning connectedness and belonging from the Modern Movement legacy under socialism”
Mariël Polman (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands) – “Modernism and Colour: mental health in thought and practise”
Marta Peixoto (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil) – “Changing to the past: multifunctional spaces and privacy in post-war modernist apartments in São Paulo”

Moderator:
Zsuzsanna Böröcz (ISC-ID Docomomo International, KULeuven, University of Antwerp)

Introduction:
Takayuki Suzuki (Wuhan University, China)

As a thank you organizers Zsuzsanna Böröcz and Bárbara Coutinho (co-chairs of the ISC-ID) send the following message
A little souvenir from the 3rd Contribution to the open discussion Modernism Frozen 2020+1 which was organized on Modern Movement Interiors in Times of Pandemic by the Specialist Committee on Interior Design Docomomo International (27 March 2021). We have received a lot of positive feedback so we are happy to tell you that we had a successful event. We would like to thank all contributors for their efforts in making this happen. 

All of the presentations were very rich and informative. Congratulations to all speakers: Deniz Hasirci, Milena Kordić, Mariël Polman and Marta Peixoto. We hope to continue the discussion, especially because we can see that there are several commonalities although the topics we focused on were quite varied.

The discussion can now be reviewed on Docomomo2020 youtube channel here.