14th Docomomo Brazil Seminar
Dates: 27th - 29th October 2021, online

The registrations for the 14º Seminário Docomomo BR – Belém [14th Docomomo Brazil Seminar] are now open until 27th October 2021 at: https://www.even3.com.br/docomomobr14/.Under the theme “O MODERNO EM MOVIMENTO: USOS, REUSOS, NOVAS CARTOGRAFIAS. Presente e futuro do legado da arquitetura moderna no Brasil” [THE MODERN IN MOVEMENT: USES, REUSE, NEW CARTOGRAPHIES. Present and future of the legacy of modern architecture in Brazil] the event will be hosted in Belém and take place online from 27th to 29th October 2021 “The transformations that the planet is currently undergoing, all over the world and all their manifestations of life and habitats, including…

Sign the petition: Save Palácio Capanema!
By Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer, Affonso Eduardo Reidy, Jorge Moreira, Carlos Leão and Ernani Vasconcellos, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 1945

Docomomo International became aware by Docomomo Brazil, about the alarming situation of the Palácio Capanema, which can enter the list of properties that will be sold by the federal government on August 27th. The building is a landmark of modern Brazilian architecture and has the signature of the most important Brazilian architects of all times. The President of Docomomo Brazil, Renato da Gama-Rosa Costa, shared a petition to save the Palácio Capanema, which states: “Via the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Labor and Welfare, the Bolsonaro Government wants to privatize a group of properties belonging to the Union….

Save Hospital Octávio Mangabeira!
Former Santa Terezinha Hospital Sanatorium, Bahia, Brazil, 1937-1942.

Docomomo International became aware by Docomomo Brazil that Hospital Octávio Mangabeira (HEOM) is in high danger of being lost, due to the remodeling project proposed by the Secretaria de Saúde do Estado da Bahia  [Bahia State Secretary of Health, SESAB]), that leads to irreversibly damage of cultural value elements of this health heritage site developed in Bahia at the beginning of the 1940s: the former Santa Terezinha Hospital Sanatorium, an icon of the Bahian antituberculosis architecture, and one of the major projects responsible for the consolidation of Modern Architecture in the State. “The former Santa Terezinha Hospital, now HEOM, began construction…

Stricto Sensu Postgraduate Programs at São Judas Tadeu University
Deadline: 26th July, 2021

Docomomo São Paulo Nucleus shared with Docomomo International that the selection process for the 2nd semester of 2021 regarding the Stricto Sensu Postgraduate Programs at São Judas Tadeu University, in São Paulo, Mooca Unit, in the Academic Masters course in Architecture and Urbanism, is now open until 26th July, 2021. The Graduate Program in Architecture and Urbanism at São Judas Tadeu University has a line of research that is concerned with heritage issues in architecture and urbanism. More information:  Edital Mestrado ARQUITETURA 2021 2 [Portuguese]  

Call for Papers: 14th Seminar Docomomo Brazil
New deadline: 20th June 2021

Docomomo Brazil is holding its 14th Seminar, from 27th to 29th October at the Federal University of Pará, Belém, with the theme O MODERNO EM MOVIMENTO: USOS, REUSOS, NOVAS CARTOGRAFIAS. Presente e futuro do legado da arquitetura moderna no Brasil [THE MODERN IN MOVEMENT: USES, REUSE, NEW CARTOGRAPHIES. Present and future of the legacy of modern architecture in Brazil]. The Seminar proposes 4 topics: 1. Modern architecture, culture and nature. 2. Document. To preserve. Conserve. Modern heritage and its uses and reuses. 3. New cartographies and chronologies of modern architecture and urbanism in Brazil. 4. Modern spaces and the new technical,…

Note on the fire in the Jorge Machado Moreira building (FAU-UFRJ)
Docomomo Brasil

Docomomo international regrets to inform that on the 20th of April, 2021, the Jorge Machado Moreira building, of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro [Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro] suffered a partial fire, in which the administrative part and parts of the facilities of the Research and Documentation Center of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism (NPD / FAU-UFRJ), affecting the documents that make up its collection. The coordinator of Docomomo Brasil, Renato Gama-Rosa, stated: “Much has been tried to draw attention to its conservation and…

Flávio Villaça (1929-2021)
Flávio Villaça passed away on the 29th March, 2021

Docomomo International was informed by Docomomo São Paulo Nucleus that the architect, urban planner and professor Flávio Villaça died at the age of 91, on the 29th March, 2021. Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of this great architect to his family and friends. Flávio Villaça was a fundamental reference to the analysis of the production of urban spaces, he leaves an immeasurable legacy, in his performance as a professor at FAU USP, at the Municipal Planning Secretariat of São Paulo and as a consultant in urban planning in several public agencies. Flávio Villaça…

14th Seminar Docomomo Brazil
27th - 29th October 2021, Federal University of Pará, Belém, Brazil

Docomomo Brazil is holding its 14th Seminar, from 27th to 29th October at the Federal University of Pará, Belém, with the theme O MODERNO EM MOVIMENTO: USOS, REUSOS, NOVAS CARTOGRAFIAS. Presente e futuro do legado da arquitetura moderna no Brasil [THE MODERN IN MOVEMENT: USES, REUSE, NEW CARTOGRAPHIES. Present and future of the legacy of modern architecture in Brazil]. More details: docomomo Brazil website [Portuguese]    

7th Docomomo São Paulo Seminar
Date: 9-14 November 2020, Online Videos

Between 9th and 14th November 2020 docomomo Docomomo São Paulo Nucleus and the stricto sensu Graduate Program in Architecture and Urbanism at the São Judas Tadeu University held the 7th Docomomo São Paulo Seminar. To review the conferences, please visit the Youtube page . More details: Docomomo Brazil webpage [Portuguese] Docomomo International News “The 7th Docomomo São Paulo Seminar provides for lectures, debates and presentation of communications on matters of relevance for the safeguarding of the cultural heritage of the modern movement in Brazil. Unlike the previous ones, in its digital version, the famous MomoTour cannot take place, which this time will be…

Sign the petition: Save the Ibirapuera Gymnasium at Constâncio Vaz Guimarães Sports Complex
By Ícaro de Castro Mello, São Paulo, Brazil, 1954-1957

Docomomo International became aware by Docomomo Brazil that the Ibirapuera Gymnasium at Constâncio Vaz Guimarães Sports Complex in São Paulo, Brazil is in danger due to the State Government’s plan to turn over the area to private developers. “There are many reasons to preserve the Constâncio Vaz Guimarães Sports Complex, where the Ibirapuera Gymnasium is located. The latter should be protected for its stylistic and constructive features, but also for its importance in modern Brazilian architecture and in the modernization of sports and culture in the City of São Paulo in the mid 1900s. That means that the Gymnasium is…