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    Docomomo Journal 59 (2018/2)

    An Eastern Europe Vision

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    25th - 27th October 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

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    16th International Docomomo Conference

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    15th International Docomomo Conference: Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change

    28-31 August 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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    Docomomo Journal 58 (2018/1)

    Louis I. Kahn — The Permanence

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    15 IDC - NEXT MONTH!

    15th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 28th - 31st August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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    6th International Scientific Conference: Modernism in Europe — Modernism in Gdynia

    24th-26th May 2018, Gdynia, Poland

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    15 IDC - Pre and Post-Conference Tours

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    15th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 28th - 31st August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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    2nd RMB Conference & Workshop: Teaching Through Design

    6th - 7th April 2018, Santa Clara a Nova Convent, Coimbra, Portugal

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    ISC/Interior Design: International Conference and Workshop: Plastics in Modern Movement Interiors Conservation and (re-) Design of Synthetic Finishing, Furniture and Products

    5th - 9th March 2018, Antwerp, Belgium

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    7th March 2018

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    Launching of Docomomo Journal n. 56 — The Heritage of Mies

    20th February 2018, 5.30pm, S.R. Crown Hall, Chicago, USA

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    International Docomomo Workshop 2018: Education to Everybody / Structures in Ljubljana

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    Talks: La Nuit des Idées [Night of Ideas]

    25th January 2018, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Happy 2018

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    29th November 2017, 5pm, Auditório 2, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Docomomo Journal 57 (2017/2)

    Modern Southeast Asia

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    Call for Papers Results: 15th International Docomomo Conference - Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change

    28-31 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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    Docomomo Photo Prize – Fall 2017

    Megastructures, 1st October - 30th November 2017

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    1st RMB Workshop: An experimental development of new residential and working Environments and typologies in Large-scale Housing project of the post-war era in Marl

    28th August – 1st September 2017, Marl, Germany

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    [Extended to 9th September] Call for Papers: 15th International Docomomo Conference - Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change

    Call for Papers: 2 June - 9 September 2017; Conference: 20-28 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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    Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1)

    The Heritage of Mies

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    Winner: Docomomo Photo Prize

    Spring 2017: Art & Architecture

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    Docomomo Photo Prize – Spring 2017

    Art & Architecture, 1st May - 30th June 2017

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    12th-13th March 2017, Tokyo, Japan

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    28th February, Room B-214, College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

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    by Ana Tostões (ed.), Lisboa: IST Press, 2016

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    The Second mASEANa International Conference

    12th-14th January 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam

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    Docomomo Journal 55 (2016/2)

    Modern Lisbon

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    Shop Online: Proceedings of the 14th International Docomomo Conference

    Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future

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    14th International Docomomo Conference – Thank you!

    6th – 9th September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Welcome to the 14th International Docomomo Conference_Updated Programme

    Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future (6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal)

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    International Docomomo Workshop - The Adaptive Reuse of the Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study

    1-5 Sept 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List

    40th Session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, Istanbul, Turkey, 17 July 2016

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    14th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, FCG, Portugal

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    14 IDC - International Docomomo Tours

    4, 5 Sept 2016, Lisbon; 10-12 Sept 2016, North of Portugal

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    Docomomo Journal 54 (2016/1)

    Housing Reloaded

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    DOCOMOMO International Workshop ( 1-5 Sept 2016, Lisbon, Portugal)

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    Conferences: Project, Histoire, Construction. Nouveaux regards sur le patrimoine récent

    3rd March - 30th May 2016, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

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    14th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    14th International Docomomo Conference 2016

    Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future, 1-12 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Happy 2016

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    Docomomo Virtual Exhibition

    23 November 2015, Técnico - University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Launching of Docomomo Journal 53 - LC 50 Years After

    9 November 2015, Maison La Roche – Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France

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    Docomomo Journal 53 (2015/2)

    LC 50 Years After

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    CALL FOR PAPERS - 14th International Docomomo Conference 2016

    Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future, 6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Award: João Luís Carrilho da Graça wins Leon Battista Alberti Prize

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    Exhibition: The Architecture of Optimism: The Kaunas Phenomenon 1918-1940

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    Publication: 100 Buildings 1900-2000

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    Event: Le Corbusier Apartment-Studio re-opened for visiting

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    Tour: The Liebling House during its renovation

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    Publication: Moholy´s Edit The Avant-Garde at Sea, August 1933.

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    Exhibition: Retrospective - Bruno Taut at Home

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    Publication: The Auerbach House by Walter Gropius with Adolf Meyer

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    Exhibition: European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2017

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    Talk: On the Line: Architecture at Risk

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    Sydney Opera House - 45th Anniversary

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    Call for papers: Architecture for Museums. Ra. Revista de Arquitectura

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    Research grant under the Project “Female Architects in Portugal: Building visibility, 1942-1986”

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    Conference: Arquitectura e Património: sem redoma de vidro [Architecture and Heritage: without a glass flask]

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    Publication: Barcelona Rationalism Route - 1930´s Architecture and the GATCPAC Group

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    Keeping It Modern Grants

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    Exhibition: Housing. Frankfurt Wien Stockholm

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    Call for papers: Symposium on Safety in Heritage

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    Competition: Archi´bois

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    Exhibition: Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 cycle

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    Open Calls: Student Workshop Missing Knowledge

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    Publication: Saša J. Mächtig: Systems, Structures, Strategies

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    Congress: Affordable Housing. The 20th Century Legacy.

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    Call for Papers: Educational Architecture – Education, Heritage, Challenges

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    Exhibition: Scripts for a new world: Film storyboards by Alessandro Poli

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    Call for Sessions and Roundtables: EAHN2020

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    Call for Papers: Built Heritage Conservation in the Rural Vitalization BHS2019

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    Session: Cinco dedos de uma mão [Five Fingers of a hand]

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    Exhibition: Europas Beste Bauten - European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture

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    Summer School: Laboratorio Nervi

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    Exhibition: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Guadalajara, Mexico, 1930-1970

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    Publication: Aesthetics and Technology in Building. The Twenty-First-Century Edition

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    Course: Arquitectos de Lisboa II: Anos 30 do Século XX – Actualidade [Architects of Lisbon II: From the 30´s to Nowadays]

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    Course: Old Cities, New Challenges 2018

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    Intervention: Fifteen stones

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    Robert Venturi (1925 - 2018)

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    Publication: Konrad Wachsmann and the Grapevine Structure

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    Young Talent Architecture Award 2018

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    Publication: Invisible Cities - Machinami - Japanese urban landscape

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    Francisco Barata Fernandes (1950 - 2018)

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    51st AICA Congress: Art Criticism in the Age of Virtuality and Democracy

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    Exhibition: Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere

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    Exhibition: Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966–1976

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    Exhibition: Design For Life: Grant and Mary Featherston

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    Call For Papers: ARCHTHEO ´18 / XII. International Conference on Theory and History of Architecture

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    Exhibition: The Future of Lisbon

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    Festival: Kosovo Architecture Festival, 6th edition

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    Seminars: [Towards a rule for architecture] Verso una legge per l´architettura

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    Workshop: 20th International Landscape Urbanism Design Workshop

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    Conference: Industrial Heritage - Understanding the Past, Making the Future Sustainable

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    International Conference on Urban Conservation

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    Conference: A World of Architectural History

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    Exhibition and Lectures: Luther and Isokon. A story of pioneering architecture and plywood furniture

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    Publication: Streets and neighbourhoods. Vladimir Braco Mušic and large scale architecture

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    European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

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    Opening Exhibition: Infinito Vão - 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture

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    Exhibition: Infinito Vão - 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture

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    Exhibition: Post-Otto Wagner: From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism

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    Symposium: APT Buffalo-Niagara 2018 Celebrating APT´s 50th Anniversary

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    Awards: Entries open for the AR Library awards

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    Call for papers: Bauhaus In and Out: Perspectives from Spain

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    Competition: The Architecture Drawing Prize

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    Isabel León Candelario (1949 - 2018): A Remembrance

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    Exhibition: Spanish Architectures. Chronicle from Europe

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    Journal Launch: First Issue of ´ArmArch: Language of Armenian Architecture´ Now Available

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    Tour: Moonlight Tours at Farnsworth House

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    Tour: Night Fall Exclusive at Farnsworth House

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    Exhibition: Mies´ McCormick House Revealed

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    Publication: Escritos escolhidos, 1965-2015 [Chosen Writings]

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    Exhibition: Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980

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    Open Calls: The Active Citizens Fund

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    Symposium: Heritage on the Edge: Continuity with Change in Canberra?

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    Event: 12th UIA Associations Round Table Europe

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    Article: Ivrea and Unesco, an investiture not to be wasted

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    Call for Submissions: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture

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    Exhibition: The Universalists - 50 Years of Portuguese Architecture

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    Symposium: 14th International Alvar Aalto Symposium: New Housing Solutions for Cities in Change

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    Call for Papers: Urban Planning Journal - Housing Builds Cities

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    World Architecture Festival

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    Tour: SAH Field Seminar to Cuba

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    Vacancy at the University of Antwerp in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Urbanism

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    YACademy Courses of Architecture for Landscape and Architecture for Heritage

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    Call: Associated Projects

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    Call: Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Universities Award Competition

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    Publication: Alexander Girard, Architect; Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces

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    Publication: Designing the modern city: Urbanism since 1850

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    Conference: 30 years of the church

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    Conference: The Álvaro Siza Talks

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    Mabel Scarone distinguished for contribution to the improvement of architecture

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    Lectures: Kosovo Architecture Festival

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    Call for registrations: Self-construction Laboratory

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    Publication: East West Central: Rebuilding Europe, 1950-1990

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    Publication: The University Is Now on Air, broadcasting Modern Architecture

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    Publication: Imperfect Health: The medicalization of architecture

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    Tribute: Álvaro Siza

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    Publication: Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit

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    Publication: Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions

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    Seminar: Discovering Robin Boyd

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    Call: SAH Award for Film and Video

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    Publication: Works & Continuities

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    Summer School: Pier Luigi Nervi Project

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    Publication: Architecture as propaganda in twentieth-century totalitarian regimes

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    Encounter: Collective Housing: New Initiatives (Slovenia, Austria, Germany, France, Italy)

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    Exhibition: 19 Architectural Projects Surrounding the Market

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    The Maison du Peuple of Clichy was featured at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition

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    Open House: 2nd Edition Open House Torino

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    International Forum: Modern Cities Reporting

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    Call for Papers: International Congress: Colonial and Post-Colonial Landscapes, Architecture, Cities, Infrastructures

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    Exhibition: Manuel Marques de Aguiar, 1927 - 2015: Building Places

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    Call for Registration: Cities in Asia Summer Program: Studio Shanghai-Tokyo

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    Call for Abstracts: THE HOUSE – Domestic Spaces Forms of Inhabitation

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    Call for Registration: MoMoWo Symposium 2018 International Conference | Women´s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception

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    Call for Papers: Journal of Icon Studies, 2 (2018)

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    International Conference on Urban Conservation

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    Congress: 56º Congreso Internacional de Americanistas [56th International Congress of Americanists]

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    Conference: Townscapes in Transition. Transformation and Reorganization of Italian Cities and their Architecture in the Interwar Period

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    Call for Papers: Reuse of Modernist Buildings: Professional Practices and Pedagogical Experiences

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    Conference: Aldo Rossi. Perspectives from the World

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    Call for Entries: 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

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    Exhibition: Dominicanos. Arte e Arquitetura Portuguesa. Diálogos com a Modernidade [Dominicans. Art and Portuguese Architecture. Dialogues with Modernity]

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    The Second Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize 2019

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    The Second Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize 2019

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    Summer School: Porto Academy

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    Summer School: Porto Academy

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    Conference: Bauhaus and Greece the Idea of Synthesis in Art and Architecture

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    EAHN Conference: Fifth International Meeting of the European Architectural History Network

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    Award: Kenneth Frampton Wins the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

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    Event: Members Appreciation Day!

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    Summer School: Rethinking Innovation, Adapting Architectural Heritage

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    Exhibition: Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere

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    Award: Eduardo Souto de Moura wins Golden Lion at Biennale Architettura 2018

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    Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon

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    Lecture: Eileen Gray – a Grey experience

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    Festival: Arquiteturas Film Festival

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    Júlio Pomar (1926-2018)

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    Conference: Engage: Intangible Practices, Relationships and Means of Engagement in Architecture

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    International Happening of Urban Planning: Mad City

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    Publication: Landscape Gardener Ogawa Jihei and His Times: A Profile of Modern Japan

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    Publication: After the Manifesto

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    Modernism in America Awards: Unity Temple

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    Exhibition: Lisboa, Cidade Triste e Alegre: Arquitectura de um Livro [Lisbon, Sad and Joyful City: Architecture of a Book]

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    Lecture: Peter Behrens

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    Publication:Israel Lessons Industrial Arcadia. Teching and Research in Architecture

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    X Docomomo Iberian Congress: El Fundamento Social de la Arquitectura; de lo Vernáculo y lo Moderno, una Síntesis Cargada de Oportunidades [The Social Foundation of Architecture; of the Vernacular and the Modern, a Synthesis Loaded with Opportunities]

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    Exhibition: The architectural work of Le Corbusier: an exceptional contribution to the Modern Movement. The 17 works declared World Heritage

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    International Colloquium: Les années 1968 et la formation des architectes. Perspectives internationals [The sixties and the education of the architect: International Perspectives]

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    Call for Submissions: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture

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    Conference: 6th Biennial Meeting on Construction History (CHSA)

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    Conference: Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now

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    Exhibition: Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path

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    5th International Iconic Houses Conference: Modernism on the East Coast – Philip Johnson and the Harvard Five & Iconic Houses in Latin America

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    International Colloquium: Revival after the Great War: Repair, Rebuild, Remember

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    Conference: The Sixties and the Education of the Architect

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    Winner Announcement: Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture

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    Call for abstracts: Open Call for Abstracts OASE 102 & 103

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    Exhibition: Remade X – Não Cobiçar as Coisas Alheias [Remade X - Do not covet other people´s things]

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    Open House: 4th edition Open House Porto 2018

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    Workshop: Un-Habitat Workshop - Towards an Evidence-Based Decision-Making for Cities in Africa

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    Event: MantovArchitettura 2018

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    Conference: Culture and technique: the restoration of Walter Versell´s bridge in Tavanasa

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    Exhibition: European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2017

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    Publication: Reclaiming the use of Fernando Távora´s Municipal Market of Santa Maria da Feira

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    Call for Papers: International Conference - Worlds of Cultural Heritage(s)

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    Exhibition: The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace

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    Winner Announcement: 13th Edition Fernando Távora Award

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    Job Opening: Project Specialist

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    Conference: VISUALISING THE CHINESE MEGACITY

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    Publication: Built Heritage #5

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    Article: Apostle and Apostate: Josef Frank’s Modernist Vision

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    MEMORIAMEDIA e-Museum

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    Conference: SAH 71st Annual International Conference

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    Congress: III International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing

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    Call for Papers: Footprint #24 - The Architecture of Housing After the Neoliberal Turn

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    José Bernardino Ramalhete (1921-2018)

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    Gillo Dorfles (1910-2018)

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    Exhibition: A Casa da Democracia, Entre Espaço e Poder

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    Publication: New Housing in Zurich: Typologies for a Changing Society

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    Symposium: Dubious Heritage

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    Publication: ABE Journal - Architecture Beyond Europe #12

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    Publication: Thésis Number 4

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    Projeto Marieta:1st Serie of

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    Publication: An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65

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    Conference: On the Duty and the Power of Architecture

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    Summer School: Campus Ultzama

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    The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor

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    International Symposium: Hannes Meyer as Pedagogue

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    Call for Papers: The Sixties and the Education of the Architect

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    Project Specialist Position: The Getty Conservation Institute

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    Exhibition: Unfinished – Pabellón español, XV Bienal Arquitectura de Venecia

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    Call for Papers: The Legacy of Bruno Zevi For The XXI Century

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    Publication: 99 Years of the Housing Question in Sweden

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    Museu Serralves New Director: João Ribas

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    Raúl Hestnes Ferreira (1931-2018)

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    Online Access to the Álvaro Siza Archive

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    Conference: Critical Distance Cycle: Tham & Videgård

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    Conference Cycle: 3rd Act – Please Share!

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    Prémios Arquétipo 2017/2018 [Arquétimo Awards 2017/2018]

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    Publication: Footprint 21 Trans-Bodies / Queering Spaces

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    Publication: Les Maisons de la culture en France

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    Publication: Rebel Modernists. Viennese Architecture since Otto Wagner

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    Valmor Award 2013-2016 Results

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    Publication: Inside Utopia - Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

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    CICA Awards 2017: Special Mention of the Bruno Zevi Award to William J.R. Curtis

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    Publication: Logica del Cemento Armato: Processo, Progetto, Prodotto [Logic of Reinforced Concrete: Process, Project, Product]

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    Publication: Les Multiples Vies de l´appartement-atelier Le Corbusier [The Multiple Lives of the Le Corbusier apartment-studio]

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    Pessoa Award: Manuel Aires Mateus

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    Exhibition: Viagem aos desenhos de viagem | Guimarães – Távora revisitado [Travel to travel drawings | Guimarães - Távora revisited]

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    Publication: Mies van der Rohe - Barcelona 1929

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    Call for Papers: The Other City: History and Image of Urban Diversity: Places and Landscapes of Privilege and Well-being, of Isolation, of Poverty, and of Multiculturalism

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    Call for PhD Student: Brutalist but Green: investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture

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    Publication: Matéria-Prima: Um Olhar sobre o arquivo de Álvaro Siza [Raw Material: A Look at the Archive of Álvaro Siza]

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    I-House Quarterly Winter 2018 Issue Now Available

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    Lecture: O Panorâmico de Monsanto como Máquina Metropolitana [The Panoramic of Monsanto as a Metropolitan Machine]

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    Facsimile Editions: Arquitetura Moderna Paulista [São Paulo Modern Architecture] & Dicionário da Arquitetura Brasileira [Brazilian Architecture Dictionary]

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    Vacancy at TU Delft: Professor of Heritage & Values

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    Call for Papers: Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now

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    Symposium: Women Architects and Politics in the Long 20th Century

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    Exhibition: Alfredo Matos Ferreira. Da condição da arquitectura como expressão e sentido do comum [Alfredo Matos Ferreira. From the condition of architecture as an expression and sense of the common]

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    Journal Launch: Revista Amazônia Moderna [Journal of Architecture and Urbanism of Amazon]

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    Exhibition: Le Corbusier, man of letters, man of books

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    Online Proceedings: I Encontro Nacional de Movimentos de Salvaguarda de Teatros, Cineteatros e Cinemas [1st National Meeting of Safeguarding Movements of Theaters, Cine-Theater and Cinemas]

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    Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)

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    Conference: Townscapes in Transition. Transformation and Reorganization of Italian Cities and their Architecture in the Interwar Period

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    Exhibition: Form Follows Rule

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    Inhabitants of the Abyss

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    Álvaro Siza Conference Cicle: Laurent Stalder & Jean-Louis Cohen

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    Call for Papers: XV Seminário da História da Cidade e do Urbanismo: A Cidade, o Urbano, o Humano [XV Seminar on the History of City and Urbanism: The City, the Urban, the Human]

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    The Architecture of the Architecture Book

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    Open for Renovation

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    Publication: City Riffs - Urbanism, Ecology, Place

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    Competition: Young Architects Competition

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    Call for Papers: Histories of Postwar Architecture Issue 2 (1968)

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    Publication: Towards a Public Space: Le Corbusier and the Greco-Roman Tradition in the Modern City

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    Event: Pisa Architectural Biennal, The City and the Water: A Laboratory Towards the Future

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    Conference: Iconic Houses Network Conference 2018

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    Publication: SOS Brutalism: A Global Survey

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    Publication: Lina Bo Bardi - The Most Beloved Architect in Brazil

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    The University is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture UK / 1975–1982

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    Publication: Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology

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    Publication: Socialist Modernism in Romania and the Republic of Moldova

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    Exhibition: Architecture on Paper: Architectural Drawings of Japan 1970s-1990s

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    Romanian Digital Architectural Archive

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    Exhibition: Neighbourhood. Where Alvaro meets Aldo

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    Conference: Zaporizhia Modernism and Bauhaus School: Universality of Phenomena. Problems of Preserving Modernist Heritage

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    Call for Papers: How to Narrate the History of Architecture? Centenary of Birth of Architectural Historian Bruno Zevi (1918-2000)

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    UNESCO Conference: Modern Heritage in Lebanon: Opportunity or Threat

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    Exhibition: Friedrich Silaban, Arsitek 1912-1984

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    Sarasota Mod Weekend 2017

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    Exhibition: Outro Prisma – Arquitectura, Luz e Sombra [Another Prism - Architecture, Light and Shadow]

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    Open for Renovation: The White Center City

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    Book Launch: Saber Manter os Edifícios: Pensar, desenhar, construir / Manutenção dos edifícios das Faculdades de Arquitectura e de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto [To know how to maintain the buildings: Thinking, designing, constructing / maintaining the buildings of the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering of the University of Porto]

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    Last Exhibition at the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung before renovation and new building - New Bauhaus Chicago - Experiment Photography and Film

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    Lecture: Moral Economy: The Social Value of Architecture

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    IASTE 2018 Call for Abstracts: The Politics of Tradition

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    Publication: Lacth Newsletter 10

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    11th Edition of the Marques da Silva Conference Cycle: “La memoria del orden. Algunos Proyectos” [The memory of order. Some Projects]

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    Conference Distância Crítica [Critical Distance] & Book Lauching

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    48h Open House Barcelona 2017: Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

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    Publication: Thésis Number 3

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    Film Premiere and Conversation: The University Is Now on Air

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    Exhibition: Greystone: Tools for Understanding the City

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    Event: Plecnik, The City And Me

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    Preservation Example: Cité de Refuge

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    Exhibition: Aldo Rossi. Il Gran Teatro dell’Architettura

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    Guided tour of the historical and current uses of the Vienna Nordwestbahnhof

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    UAE Modern 2017: Conservation and Reuse of Modern Architecture

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    Exhibition: Construir um paraíso perdido [Build a lost paradise]

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    Conoscere per tutelare: l’architettura del Secondo Novecento in Lombardia [Knowing to Protect: The Architecture of the Twentieth Century in Lombardy]

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    Book Lauching: La Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, de la Cité-jardin à la Cité-monde [The Cité Internationale Universitaire of Paris, from the Garden City to the World City]

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    Akademie-Dialogue with Klaus Lederer, Wilfried Wang and Jeanine Meerapfel

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    2018 Rome Prize

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    ARQ OUT 2017 6th Edition: Month of Architecture

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    Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisboa

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    Call for Award: Vasco Vilalva 2016

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    Exhibition: E.1027 Master Bedroom

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    Fernando Távora Award

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    Vann Molyvann (1926 - 2017)

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    2018 RIBA Royal Gold Medal: Neave Brown

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    Lecture: Manuel Aires Mateus à la Faculté d´Architecture de Tournai

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    Help efforts to rebuild Houston

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    Colegio de Arquitectos de Sevilla: XVI Semana de la Arquitectura [16th Architecture Week]

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    Activities Cycle: Una Mirada Moderna al Patrimonio del Siglo XX [A Modern Look at Heritage of the 20th Century]

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    100 Houses 100 Years: Twentieth Century Society

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    DLA Research Seminar Series Fall 2017

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    New Website: African Architecture Matters

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    Publication: From Doxiadis’ Theory to Pikionis’ Work. Reflections of Antiquity in Modern Architecture

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    Call for Applications: 2018-2019 Getty Research Institute Grants and Fellowship

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    Outreach Event: The Daylight Award 2016

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    Publication: The After the revolution

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    Exhibition: Frau Architekt – Over 100 years of Women in Architecture

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    Exhibition: SOS Brutalism Save the Concrete Monsters!

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    Exhibition: Building a Community – Estonian Architects in Post-War Toronto

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    Opening: Casa da Arquitectura – Centro Português de Arquitectura

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    Call for Applications: Open Course ´Architecture and Drawing - 20th Century Multi-Family Housing´

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    Symposium: Topographie der Moderne – Weimar neu Deuten [Topography of the Modern Age - Weimar]

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    Call for Papers: The Architecture of Logistics

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    Publication:Le Corbusier, History and Tradition

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    Lectures and Public Events: Tu casa es mi casa

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    Exhibition: Charles & Ray Eames - The Power of Design

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    Job at UoA in the area of architecture and sustainable design

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    Bruno Zevi Prize 2017

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    Academic opportunities at UNSW Built Environment

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    2017 E-FAITH Industrial Heritage Weekend

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    Symposium: Sustainable Development of Historical Cities in South-East Asia

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    Exhibition: Design Português. Formas de uma identidade (1950-2015) [Portuguese Design. Forms of an identity (1950-2015)]

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    Open House Lisboa 2017

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    International Conference: Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception

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    International Symposium: Standard Architecture. From Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand to BIM

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    Publication: Le Monde d´Alberto Sartoris, dans le Miroir de ses Archives [The World of Alberto Sartoris, in the Mirror of his Archives]

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    Swiss Talks: Milano - Zurigo A/R

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    CIALP Session at UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress

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    Movie Session: Vilanova Artigas — O Arquiteto e a Luz [Vilanova Artigas — The Architect and the Light]

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    Publication: The Other Moderns: Sydney’s forgotten European Design Legacy

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    Exhibition: Brave New World: Australia 1930s

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    Forgotten Masters: Aino Aalto

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    Conference and Exhibition: CIAM 6

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    Exhibition: Marion Hall Best: Interiors and Collection

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    Melbourne Symposium: Haunting Memory & Place

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    19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium: Heritage and Democracy

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    Publication: Escritos de Victor Pérez Escolano. Sinuosidades de un Itinerario Nunca Interrumpido [Writings by Victor Pérez Escolano. Sinuosities of a Itinerary Never Interrupted]

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    PhD Summer School: Heritage and Global Challenges

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    Congress: Los Años CIAM en España: La otra Modernidad [The CIAM Years in Spain: The Other Modernity]

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    Call for Postdoc Grant: Politécnico di Milano

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    Publication: The Rhetoric of Pier Luigi Nervi

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    Call for Submissions: Bauhaus Collectors: We Want You!

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    Conference: Young Bauhaus Research Conference 2017: Modern Heritage in the MENA region

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    Publication: Abrahão Sanovicz, Arquiteto

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    Exhibition: 100 Years of Finish Design

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    Call for Entries: The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

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    Conference & Site Launch: ArmArch Online Encyclopedia of Armenian Modernist Architecture

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    Call for Submissions: Tell Us Your Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion Story

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    Film Screening: Notebook on Cities and Clothes

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    Exhibition: The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney

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    Lecture Series: Sydney Talks: Mad about Modernism

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    Symposium: ACT Region Heritage: The Politics of Heritage: The Art of the Possible

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    Talk: Conserving the Ross Island Huts and the work of ICOMOS’ International Polar Heritage Committee

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    Film Screening: The Destruction of Memory

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    Publication: Built Heritage #2

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    Conference: Moderne neu Denken. Architektur und Städtebau des 20. Jahrhunderts Zwischen Avantgarde und Tradition [Modern Thinking: New Architecture and Urban Planning of the 20th Century between Avant Garde and Tradition]

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    Visiting Scholar Seminar: Gregorio Carboni Maestri: Portugal: Architecture, Tendenza, Revolution

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    Publication: Discovering Downtown Cairo: Architecture and Stories

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    Call for Applicants: Professor of Heritage & Technology (Part-time) TU Delft

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    Architalk: Seeing the World through Architecture

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    Exhibition: Fernando Guerra: A Photography Practice Under X-Ray

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    Call for Applicants: Deputy Head of School

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    Call for Applicants: Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Manitoba

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    Call For Papers: Entangled Urbanisms: History, Place, and the Shaping of Cities

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    Call for Papers: Revue CLARA Architecture/Rechere Journal

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    Call for Abstacts: [in]arch International Conference 2018

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    Historians of Islamic Art Association Biennial Symposium

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    Call for Papers: The Afterlife of Fascism: The Reception of Modern Italian Architecture and Urbanism

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    Call for papers: Charrette - Journal of the Association of Architectural Educators

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    Book Lauch: Arquitectura en Chile del Siglo XX [Architecture in Chile of the 20th Century]

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    Call for Applications: Open Course ´Architecture and Drawing - 20th Century Multi-Family Housing´, 2nd edition

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    Publication: Giulio Minoletti. Lo Spettacolo dell´Architettura [The Show of Architecture]

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    Exhibition: Viagem ao Invisível [Journey to the Invisible]

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    2017 APT - National Trust for Canada Joint Conference

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    Colloquium: Restaurer le Béton: La Masse et l´épiderme [Restoring Concrete: The Mass and the Epidermis]

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    World Architecture Festival: The Architecture Drawing Prize

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    Open House Melbourne 2017

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    Call for Papers: Seminario Internacional: Profesionales, expertos y vanguardias, la cultura arquitectónica en el Cono Sur [International Seminar: Professionals, experts and vanguards, the architectural culture in the Cono Sur]

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    Publication: Quatro Ensaios Sobre Oscar Niemeyer [Four Essays About Oscar Niemeyer]

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    Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisboa

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    Exhibition: The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture

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    Exhibition: The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

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    Conference Cycle: FICARQ 2017

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    Conference: Conversa #2: O Habitat da Modernidade [Conversation #2: The Habitat of Modernity]

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    Conference: Annual Meetings of EAAE 2017 in Bordeaux: Learning with the World

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    Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisboa

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    Conference: Cidades do Futuro – Conhecimento e clusters [Cities of the Future- Knowledge and Clusters]

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    Conference: O Congresso da Reabilitação do Património (CREPAT) [The Congress of Heritage Rehabilitation]

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    Exhibition: WE PLAY, YOU PLAY El Equipo Mazzanti

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    The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA 2017: Winner Announcement

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    Exhibition: California: Designing Freedom

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    Exhibition: Making More of Modernism

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    27 Oscar Niemeyer´s Buildings become National Historical Patrimony in Brazil

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    Exhibition: Diálogos Macau e Rio de Janeiro: Descobrir Manuel Vincente [Macau and Rio de Janeiro Conversations: Discover Manuel Vincente]

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    Cultural Talk:Writing (about) Lina Bo Bardi

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    Debate: Closing of Victor Palla and Bento d´Almeida´s Exhibition: Arquitetura de outro tempo [Architecture of Another Time]

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    Publication: The Melnikov House

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    Exhibition: Pop-Up Chess Palace

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    AIA Declaration on Landmark Paris Agreement

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    Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Anniversary

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    10 years of Lisbon Triennale

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    Exhibition: Educating Architects: Four Courses by Kenneth Frampton

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    Exhibition: Mies and Stirling Circling the Square

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    Online Catalog: Collection of Paintings of the Marques da Silva Foundation

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    Exhibition: Pier Luigi Nervi and Australia: Outback Modernism

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    Vacancy Announcement: Director-General for the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

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    International Workshop: Territories of Faith. Religion, Urban Planning and Demographic Change in Post-War Europe 1945-1975

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    2nd workshop European Year of Cultural Heritage

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    Internationale Städteforum Graz [International Graz City Forum]

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    San Francisco Design Week

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    San Francisco Design Week: Opening Night Reception

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    Publication: Marcenaria Baraúna: Móvel como Arquitetura [Baraúna Carpentry: Mobile as Architecture]

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    Bolsa de Investigação, CuCa_RE: Cure and Care_the rehabilitation

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    Publication: Escritos de Víctor Pérez Escolano. Sinuosidades de un Itinerario nunca Interrumpido

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    EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

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    EU Mies Award 2017: Winners

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    Exhibition: Ingenieros y Arquitectos Italianos en Colombia [Italian Engineers and Architects in Colombia]

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    Call for Applications: Advanced Studies Course in Architectural Heritage

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    Expressions of Interest: Co-editors, The Journal of Architecture

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    Call for Papers: Constructing an Urban Future: The Sustainability and Resilience of Cities? Infrastructures, Communities and Architectures

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    Lecture: SDGs Transforming Our World: A New Approach to Global Issues

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    UIA Round Table: 11th Round Table Europe

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    2018 SAH Publication Awards

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    Iconic Houses Lecture Tour - The Weizmann House

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    UIA Round Table: 5th Round Table Asia-Pacific

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    Publication: Parigi e Baudelaire. Letteratura, Arti e Critica nella Città Moderna

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    Open Call: Arquiteturas’17 — 5th International Film Festival

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    Call for Papers: MoMoWo: 3rd International Conference-Workshop

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    Call for Papers: European Architectural History Network Tallin 2018

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    International Congress: Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way?

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    Mediterranean Conference of Aesthetics

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    Call for Volunteers: SAH 2017 Glasgow Conference

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    SAH Glasgow Seminar: Making and Re-Making Glasgow: Heritage and Sustainability

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    Exhibition: Design Studio — Técnico University of Lisbon Architecture Students Works

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    Exhibition: Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen

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    Conference Cycle: MantovArchitettura 2017

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    Exhibition: Raul Lino Hoje [Raul Lino Today]

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    Call for Proposals: The Milka Bliznakov Research Prize

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    Conference: Architecture and Citizenship: What can Cities Teach us about our Societies?

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    Workshops: Campus Ultzama

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    Congress: Archiletture. Forme e Narrazione tra Architettura e Letteratura

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    Publication: You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn

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    I.M. Pei 100th Anniversary

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    Publication: Friedrich Silaban

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    Soft Launching: On-line Repository and Museum arsitekturindonesia.org

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    World Monuments Fund: Modern Century

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    Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Vicens: Open as a Museum

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    Conference: Des Lieux pour la Cohabitation

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    EU Mies Award Talks: 5 lectures, 4 cities, 3 days

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    Lisbon Architecture Triennale: 2019 Curatorial Team

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    International Summer Program in Architecture: Cities in Asia

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    Conference: Teixeira Lopes e Pinto do Couto: Escultores Portugueses e suas Obras no Brasil

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    Call for Papers: International Festival of Cinema and Architecture FICARQ [CA Magazine]

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    Call for Grants: Master´s Research Scholarship - Civil Engineering and Architecture

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    Conference: The Man Who Designed the Future: Norman Bel Geddes

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    Exhibition: Irving J. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country

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    Conference: A Challenge or a Gift? Conserving the Original Building Materials of Louis Kahn´s Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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    Exhibition: Breuer Revisited: New Photographs by Luisa Lambri and Bas Princen

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    Publication: Heritage at Risk. World Report 2014-2015 on Monuments and Sites in Danger

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    Publication: Designing from Heritage — Strategies for Conservation and Conversion

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    Conference & Workshop: Le Corbusier entre linhas: realidade e ficção nos desenhos para a Vila Meyer

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    Exhibition: Villa Tugendhat

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    Exhibition: Revisitação. Fotografias 1956-2006. Gérard Castello-Lopes

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    Exhibition: Melnikov / Le Corbusier: Meeting at the Villa Savoye

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    Architecture Lecture Series: Mid-Century Modern Architecture on MV

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    Conference: EAHN Fifth Thematic Conference: The Tools of the Architect

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    Donation of the Octávio Lixa Filgueiras collection: Da Função Social do Arquitecto to José Marques da Silva Foundation Institute

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    Richard Neutra 125th Anniversary

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    Summer School: Porto Academy

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    Exhibition: Robert Capa - Retrospective Photographic Exhibition

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    Exhibition: X Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial

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    Call for Papers: Architecture and Professionalism. New Approaches Towards the Work of Léon Stynen and his International Contemporaries

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    Conference: La Ville Savoye: Histoire(s) et Perspectives de sa Restaurantion

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    Call for Papers & Presentations: The Open Hand 2 - Orientalism in the Pacific

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    Exhibition: Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War

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    Exhibition: Aldo Rossi e Milano 1955-1995

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    Publication: Vilanova Artigas - Casas Paulistas 1967-1981

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    Book Launch: Architectural Guide, Álvaro Siza - Built Projects, Portugal

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    Conference & Debate: Making Less with Less

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    Fernando Távora Award Announced

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    Lecture: La Notion de Paysage Urbaine Historique Face aus Enjeux Contemporains: Études de cas Présentées par des Experts du Patrimoine Moderne

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    Lecture: Restoration and Popularisation of Gaudi´s Work. The Pedrera. An Adaptation of a Private Residential Building to a New Activities Programme

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    Call for Papers: XY – Telling Pictures. Essays to Honour Lucio Saffaro

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    Exhibition: Delfim Amorim em Casa

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    2017 Art Award: Francisco Mangado

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    Call for Papers: XI Congresso Internacional de Estudos Ibero-Americanos

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    Conference: PROHITECH´17 the 3rd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions

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    Seminar: A Realidade da Reabilitação Sísmica do Parque Edificado

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    Exhibition: Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

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    Call for Entries: 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

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    Exhibition: Victor Palla e Bento d´Almeida: Arquitectura de Outro Tempo [Architecture of Another Time]

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    Salone del Mobile Milano 2017: Objects by Estudio Carme Pinós

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    Collection Launch: Arquitectura Brasileira

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    Meeting-Tribute: Le Voyage Zevaco: Centenaire d´un Architecte

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    Conference: The Dialectics of Drawing: Le Corbusier´s Design Process

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    Exhibition: Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of Alhambra

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    95th Anniversary: Shukhov Tower

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    Lecture: Beyond Buildings: What is the Role of Architecture in the Sharing Economy?

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    Publication: Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret - Restoration of the Clarté Building, Geneva

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    Lecture: Big Data and Smart Cities: Is Technology Challenging or Empowering Citizenship?

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    Publication: Interior Landscapes. A Visual Atlas

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    Conference: Constructing Modern Architecture: Myth and Reality (1925-1975)

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    Call for Sessions: 6th International Congress on Construction History

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    Exhibition: Dans l’intimité de l’Atelier du 35, rue de Sèvres Point de vue d’un amateur, Ernest Weissmann Bobines inédites / 1929-1930

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    Symposium: Asian Perspectives

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    Lecture: Brasília: urbanismo e desenvolvimento nacional

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    Symposium: ICOMOS-BRAZIL

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    Lecture: The De-characterization of Modern Architecture

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    Casabella Lecture Cycle: Italian Architecture History

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    Chicago Architecture Biennial announces 2017 participants

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    Call for Memories: Apartment-studio of Le Corbusier

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    2nd anniversary of the Amatller House Museum

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    Save the Date: 2017 Tours & Events at Manitoga

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    Journal Launch: Revista Património nº4

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    Publication: Sanriku Tsunami and reorganization of villages - Beyond Modern Disaster Reconstruction

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    Book Launch: Arquitectura. A Praça da Autonomia, Pedagogia, Epistemologia, Pensamento Crítico

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    Lecture: Curatorial Practices at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1956-2016. Curators, Collections, Exhibitions and Architecture

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    Exhibition: Bauhaus in Motion

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    Exhibition: Kirchgassner: A Solitary Modernist

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    Conference Cycle: Réutiliser l´architecture

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    The studio RCR Arquitectes wins the 2017 Pritzker Prize

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    EU Mies Award 2017: 5 Finalists

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    Call for papers: Architecture/Heritage/Politics for Fabrications

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    Call for papers: ISCH Prize Competition 2017 for Cultural Historians

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    Call for papers: 10th International Congress: The History of Modern Spanish Architecture

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    Call for papers: Sophia Peer Review Journal

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    Call for papers: Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium

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    Exhibition: Modern Architecture in Latin America

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    Call for papers: III International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing

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    Conference: ´The dialectics of drawing: Le Corbusier´s design process´

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    Call for papers: VIII AISU CONGRESS City, Travel, Tourism

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    Call for papers: Empire, Capital and Transnational Resistance

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    IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Spring 2017

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    Exhibition: New Khmer Architecture and Japan

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    Exhibition: Actors of Urban Change 2015-2017

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    Conference: C&T 2017 – Technology for the Common Good

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    Call for papers: Dictators and Degenerates: Modernism, Fascism and the Pursuit of Culture

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    Isaías Cardoso (1922-2017)

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    Call for papers: II International Conference Electroacoustic Winds 2017: SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales

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    Doctor Honoris Causa: Kenneth Frampton

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    Seminar: II Seminário da Arquitectura Moderna na Amazônia

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    Exhibition: The House Talks Back

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    Exhibition: The Norwegian Glasshouse

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    Exhibition: Gio Ponti: L´Infinito Blu

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    Exhibition: Casa de Vidro. Lina Bo Bardi in Dialogue with Svere Fehn

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    Conference: Architectural Policies Conference & EFAP General Assembly

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    Symposium: La Villa Church de Ville d´Avray 1927-1929

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    Exhibition: What About Happiness on the Building Site?

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    SAH Statement on the Recent US Immigration Ban

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    Exhibition: José Almada Negreiros: a Way of Being Modern

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    OA President: José Manuel Pedreirinho

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    Publication: Pietro Maria Bardi, Journey in Greece. Architecture and politics in the Mediterranean between the Wars

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    Event: For the Love of Farnsworth 2017

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    Workshop: Barrios, Ciudades y Pueblos del S.XX

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    Virtual Exhibition: No Centenário da Avenida da Cidade

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    Call for papers:10th Making Cities Liveable Conference

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    Exhibition: Architecture of Independence - African Modernism

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    Tribute: Nuno Teotónio Pereira

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    Call for Papers: SACRPH 17th National Conference on Planning History

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    Call for Papers: Art and Architecture: Made by Women

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    Exhibition: Aaron G. Green and California Organic Architecture

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    Exhibition: Peter Cook. Retrospective

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    Exhibition: Città e Architetture Industriali - Il Novecento a Modena

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    Conference: Le Corbusier and the Drawing

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    Exhibition: Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years At Work

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    Exhibition: 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

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    Conservation Management Project: Paimio Sanatorium Conservation Management Plan 2016

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    Event: La Arquitectura Hospitalaria y el INER

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    Call for Curators: 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale edition

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    Conference: African Urban Planning

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    Call for Papers: Colloquium

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    Call for Papers: EAHN4: Urban Histories in Conflict

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    Conference: URB/DOCONF 2017: Facing Post-War Urban Heritage in Central and Eastern Europe

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    Publication: St Peter´s, Cardross - Birth, Death and Renewal

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    Conference: Modernism Today

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    Event: Donation of Alfredo Matos Ferreira’s archive to Fundação Marques da Silva

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    Call for Papers: Built Heritage: A Cultural Impulse for Urban and Rural Development

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    Exposition: Axel Ghyssaert, Modern Wonen In en Rond Brugge

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    Congress: Built Heritage Conservation

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    Conference: Picturesque Modernities. Architectural Regionalism as a Global Process (1890-1950)

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    Call for Proposals/International Workshop: Territories of Faith. Religion, Urban Planning and Demographic Change in Post-War Europe, 1945 – 1975.

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    Conference: Mies van der Rohe und die Bildlichkeit der Architektur

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    Winner Announcement: 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

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    Exhibition: Cuban Architects At Home and In Exhile: The Modernist Generation

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    Exhibition: How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior

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    Exhibition: One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

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    Exhibition: Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation

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    Exhibition: Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design

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    Exhibition: Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

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    Call for Papers for the Panel: The Built Environment Through the Colonial Periodical Press

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    News: Conservation of Louis Kahn’s Salk Institue

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Tribute: Doctorate Honoris Causa to Architect Jorge Montes
5th November 2018, University San Carlos of Guatemala, Guatemala
DATE: 5/11/2018
This November 5th, the University San Carlos of Guatemala has paid tribute to the architect Jorge Mariano Montes Córdoba by awarding him the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa for his work and legacy.

The architect Jorge Mariano Montes was one of the pioneers of the Modern Movement in Guatemala, as well as one of the creators of the Civic Center of Guatemala (Centro Cívico de Guatemala), one of the first modern urban planners of the country, and founder of the Facultad de Arquitectura de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

His architectural legacy counts with a great number of developed projects which have shaped the city of Guatemala where he currently is the Arquitecto Mayor de la Ciudad de Guatemala. 

Docomomo International would like to congratulate the architect Jorge Mariano Montes Córdoba for his achievements and work developed so far and for them being recognized and awarded the degree on Doctor Honoris Causa.

Please refer to the PDF file below for a brief biography of arch. Jorge Mariano Montes by Dra. Arch. Sonia Mercedes Fuentes Padilla [Spanish].
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16th International Docomomo Conference
Tokyo, Japan, 2020
DATE: 30/8/2018
The candidacy from Docomomo Japan to organise the 16th International Docomomo Conference, in Tokyo, was approved in the 15th Docomomo Council Meeting, last August 30, 2018, at Cankarjev Dom.

The 16th International Docomomo Conference will take place in Tokyo, organized by Docomomo Japan, between the 15th and the 18th September 2020, under the theme "Resilient Inheritability: Sharing Values of Global Modernity".

Theme:
Resilient Inheritability - Sharing Values of Global Modernity
Today, not only in Europe, but in Japan, South America, Africa and throughout the world, the architectural cultural heritage that we call the “Modern Movement” (MoMo) has been exposed to the major force of conscious/unconscious destructions.
We can trace the causes to three reasons:

1.Popular Ignorance of the MOMO
2.Self-Vulnerability of MoMo
3.Skepticism towards MoMoIdeology  

Hence, we are embarking on a mission to mitigate these three elements of threat which are endangering the MoMo. We are calling for, not only, those experts who are directly and indirectly connected to the movement, but all the people interested in the protection of the MOMO in a renewed future, to come together to offer knowledge and experience. There are, also, three types of knowledge that we must collect from the global community. From the experts:
1. Knowledge of relativizationand reinterpretation;
2. Technology, methodology and policy to revitalize the value and the vitality of the MOMO. And, from the adults gathered around the experts and the children who will carry our world towards the future;
3. Knowledge of education and enlightenment.

Subthemes:
1. Celebrating Sports / Lasting Sports
2. Housing
3. Technology and Materials
4. Timber Structure
5. Education and Theory
6. Publication and Documentation
7. City and Landscape
8. Local / Global
9. Metabolism / Re-
10. Design and Furniture

Venue:
The conference will be in the Ueno Cultural District, at
- Tokyo Cultural Hall designed by Kunio Maekawa;
- National Museum of Western Art designed by Le Corbusier; 
- Tokyo University of Art and Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties.

More info: http://www.docomomo2020.com
Symposium: Habiter au XXIe siècle, les édifices des années 1950-1970
15th – 16th November 2018, Maison de la Culture Le Corbusier, Firminy, France
DATE: 15/11/2018
Professor Ana Tostões, the Chair of Docomomo International, was invited to participate as a speaker, at the symposium "Habiter au XXIe siècle, les édifices des années 1950-1970".

Based on examples of collective housing from the 1950s to the 1970s, this symposium, organized by the Ministry of Culture (Direction Générale des Patrimoines – service de l’architecture, sous-direction de l’enseignement et de la recherche en architecture, bureau de la recherche architecturale, urbaine et paysagère) and the National School of Architecture of Saint-Étienne, aims to promote exchanges and debates about the stakes of the adaptation, transformation and enhancement of 20th century architectures in professional practices, nowadays. 

This symposium will have conferences, visits, round tables and exhibitions involving the eight research teams of the National School of Architecture St. Étienne of the multi-year research program "Architecture of the 20th century, a project subject for the sustainable city of the 21st century".

Promises, realities, adaptations. Three words that will structure the conference, with the questions of new uses, adaptability, recognition of values (specially cultural) and new professional practices.

See the full programme on the PDF below.

Deadline to sign up for the symposium: 5th November 

To sign up: Website

To know more please visit: Website
Symposium: Obras Públicas no Estado Novo [Public works during the Second Portuguese Republic]
6th - 7th November 2018, Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
DATE: 6/11/2018
Docomomo International is proud to announce the participation of Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International, as one of the speakers at the symposium "Obras Públicas no Estado Novo" (Public works during the Second Portuguese Republic), taking place at the FLUC, Coimbra, November 6th and 7th.

70 years after the Exhibition "Quinze anos de Obras Públicas (1948)" [Fifteen Years of Public Works (1948)], this symposium aims to reach a critical assessment of the many multifaceted public works promoted by the Second Portuguese Republic - Estado Novo - focusing on their role in the affirmation of the regime itself, its protagonists and its built legacy.

During these two days, nacionally recognized experts will be debating with a new generation of researchers, who through their recent work has produced a renewed understanding of the built legacy left by the Estado Novoregime, with special focus on its architecture.

The opening lecture will be addressed by Roger Griffin (historian from the Oxford Brookes University), who will contextualize the theme of Public Works at an international scale, during the period of fascist political regimes and modernism.

To know the full program of this event, refer to the PDF below [Portuguese]
Symposium: The Modern architecture and design lecture
20th October 2018, Wakita Museum of Art, Karuizawa, Japan
DATE: 20/10/2018
The chair of Docomomo International, Professor Ana Tostões, participated as Keynote Speaker in the symposium "The Modern Architecture and Design Lecture", that took place at the Wakita Museum of Art, in Karuizawa, this past October 20th.

The symposium is the resulting project organized by Wakita Museum of Art, and cooperated by Karuizawa-town, Education Board Karuizawa, and Karuizawa-town Tourist Association, affiliated organization, and related members in Karuizawa. 

Previously Wakita Art Museum has hosted symposiums on Alvar Aalto / Preservation and activity about the buildings and houses in Finland (2016), and on Louis Kahn / Preservation and activity about the buildings and houses in the US (2017). 

Photo by Koji Takanashi, 2018.

To know more about this year´s program, please visit: Website
Results: International Docomomo Workshop: Education to Everybody / Structures in Ljubljana
24th -28th August 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 24/8/2018
Within the 15th International Docomomo Conference, Docomomo International, Docomomo Slovenia and the  ISC/Education and Training organised this year´s International Docomomo Workshop that was held between the 24th and the 28th August, in Ljubljana.

Working under the subject "Education to Everybody / Structures in Ljubljana", the 4-day workshop was focused on the use of generic structures as design tools, looking as references to school buildings and structures designed by the Slovenian Modern Movement architects Emil Navinšek and Edvard Ravnikar.

International and interdisciplinary student teams were challenged to propose sustainable interventions and extensions for one building, that could serve as a model for other of the 38 corridor-free school buildings that Navinšek designed nationwide.

The school buildings have been in continuous use for more than half a century and showed similar advantages and problems of renovation. Many of the schools were renovated, extended or altered in various ways. In the last decade, especially, renovations according to energy efficiency directives were carried out. However, such interventions were not coordinated, and solutions varied from building to building, in spite of Emil Navinšek´s systematic approach to design the school buildings originally. Therefore, it was expected from each team to present an intervention strategy that incorporated that, as well as, technical upgrading in terms of accessibility, energy efficiency, earthquake resistance and revision of classroom design.

The workshop took place in Emil Navinšek’s 1958s Majda Vrhovnik Primary School, right next to Cankarjev Dom, the Docomomo Conference venue.

The final results were presented on the first day of the Conference and you can now see them here.

More info:
Tutors: Link
Students: Link
Photo report: Link
Conference: The Sixth mASEANa International Conference
25th - 27th October 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
DATE: 27/10/2018
The Future of the Past : Materiality and Resilience of Modern Architecture in Southeast Asia

About mASEANa
mASEANa (modern ASEAN architecture) Project, was initiated in 2015, to create an inventory, to write ahistory of, and to suggest methods for preservation of the modern architecture in Southeast Asia. 
Co-organized by Docomomo Japan and the Japan Foundation and sponsored by Toyota Foundation, mASEANa have gathered together Southeast Asian architects, academics, policy-makers and citizens, to think together, and to take action on modern architecture in Southeast Asia.

mASEANa Projects
mASEANa Projects include academic conferences, workshops, and other activities. Since 2015 international conferences on modern architecture in Southeast Asia have been held in Tokyo, Hanoi, and Jakarta. mASEANa Workshops on Modern Architecture Heritage Literacy have been held in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo,Yangon, Jakarta, and Phnom Penh.

The Future of the Past : mASEANa Conference and Workshop in Bangkok, October 2018
During the 20th century, modern architecture in Southeast Asia had evolved through the creative appropriation and experimentation with construction materials such as concrete, wood, steel, and bamboo, among others, were crucial to the construction of modern buildings throughout the region, leaving us with modern architectural heritage. After enduring through the 20th century, what is the future of Southeast Asia’s modern architectural heritage? 
The conference investigates issues pertaining to the resilience of these buildings: possible ideas for adaptive reuse, authenticity, and originality.

The Future of the Past : mASEANa Conference
Held on October 25 th – 26 th , the conference is divided into two parts and held in two different venues. 
On October 25 th, the conference is held at Chulalongkorn University, with keynote addresses, as well as presentations pertaining to the materials and techniques used in modern Southeast Asian architecture, focusing 
both on inter-Asian exchanges, as well as local experimentations with modern materials and techniques. 
On October 26 th, the conference is held at the Bank of Thailand, with presentations on the future of modern architectural heritage in Southeast Asia: their resilience, adaptive reuse, and preservation in various forms. 

Exhibition, Tours and Workshops
In conjunction with the conference, mASEANa also holds various other learning activities. A workshop on modern architectural heritage of Bangkok is held on October 23rd – 26th. An exhibition is held at Bangkok Art and Culture Center, to be opened on October 25th. A tour of Chulalongkorn University’s modern architectural heritage is held also on the 25th. A day-long visit to four landmarks of modern architecture in Bangkok is held on October 27th.

Poster of the event on the PDF below.
Renew your Membership for 2019
Before 15th December 2018
DATE: 15/1/2019
Dear Docomomo Chapters,
Dear Docomomo International members,

Docomomo International wishes to remember you to renew your membership for the year 2019, before 15th December 2018, in order to assure that you receive the 2019 Docomomo Member Card in time to benefit from the membership advantages the whole year! Contact your national or regional chapter.

If you want become a new member and a Chapter exists in your country (list below), you should proceed to formalize your membership by writing an e-mail to them. Otherwise, you can become an International Member, directly at http://www.docomomo.com/membership.

Individual Benefits (60€/year)

Docomomo International members will receive the 2 annual issues of Docomomo Journal, published in collaboration with experts in the Modern Movement from all over the world, the Member Card 2019 providing discounts accessing museums, partner institutions and activities worldwide dedicated to the Modern Movement, the monthly Docomomo´s e-newsletter, among the participation in new projects under development.

Institutional Benefits (300€/year)

Docomomo International Institutional members will receive 3 copies of the 2 annual issues of Docomomo Journal, published in collaboration with experts in the Modern Movement from all over the world, the Institutional Member Card 2019 providing discounts accessing museums, partner institutions and activities worldwide dedicated to the Modern Movement, the monthly Docomomo´s e-newsletter, among the participation in new projects under development.

Corporate Benefits (1500€/year)

Docomomo International Institutional members will receive 10 copies of the 2 annual issues of Docomomo Journal, published in collaboration with experts in the Modern Movement from all over the world, the Institutional Member Card 2019 providing discounts accessing museums, partner institutions and activities worldwide dedicated to the Modern Movement, the monthly Docomomo´s e-newsletter, among the participation in new projects under development.

Docomomo International is looking forward for your renewal membership, welcoming new members and the enlargement of Docomomo network.


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15th International Docomomo Conference: Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change
28th -31st August 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 31/8/2018
The 15th International Docomomo Conference, under the theme "Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change", took place at the Cankarjev Dom, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, between the 28th and the 31st of August, 2018. 

Docomomo International thanks Docomomo Slovenia, the Scientific Committee, the Keynote Speakers, the Session Chairs, the Speakers and all the attendants for the participation in the 15th International Docomomo Conference. Thanks to you, the 15th International Docomomo Conference was a success. It was a pleasure to count with your commitment, knowledge and scientific work.

Following Chopin´s Grande Polonaise Brillante, op. 22 e-flat major, played by Urban Stanic, the Chair of Docomomo International formally opened the 15th International Docomomo Conference, with an enthusiastic welcoming address, followed by the two inspiring keynote lectures from Hubert-Jan Henket and Liane Lefaivre, where an homage was paid to Aldo van Eyck.

The first Conference day finished with the presentation of the International Student Workshop and the Opening of five exhibitions at the Cankarjev Dom:

- 15IDC´s Poster Exhibition
- The Photographer Janez Kališnik – Space In-Between", curated by Nataša Koselj
- Aldo van Eyck´s Amsterdam Playgrounds
- Discussion in Plecnik´s Villa: Alexander Tzonis, Liane Lefaivre, Damjan Prelovšek Milan Mihelic´s architecture and its renovation
- Docomomo Slovenia_100 and Edvard Ravnikar´s presentation of the Revolution Square

The second Conference day, 29th August 2018, was dedicated to Jože Plecnik, with Keynote speeches from Damjan Prelovšek, in the morning, and Vladimir Šlapeta, in the afternoon. 

The third day was introduced by a keynote lecture from Claes Caldenby under the subject "Architecture and Society. The case of white architects". In the afternoon, the Council Meeting took place, where six new Docomomo working parties were approved: Armenia, Bulgaria, India, Qatar, Romania and Vietnam. 
Finally, the day ended with a Keynote speech from Alexander Tzonis dedicated to "In Times of creative destruction, the struggle towards a non-oppressive environment". 

The last day of the conference began with the keynote speech by Špela Videcnik and Rok Oman on restoration works conducted in Slovenian modern architecture, and was closed with a Roundtable celebrating the 30 years of Docomomo, conducted by Hubert-Jan Henket. 

Finally, the 15th International Docomomo Conference 2018 was closed with a tribute to the founders of Docomomo, Hubert-Jan Henket and Wessel de Jonge, for the 30th anniversary of Docomomo, followed by a party held at The Skyscraper. 

Even though the 15th International Docomomo Conference 2018 as formally closed, many participants took the chance to enjoy the very meaningful Docomomo Tours organized by Docomomo Slovenia.

Docomomo International invites you to further participate in the 16th International Docomomo Conference that will take place in Tokyo, in September 2020, under the theme "Resilient Inheritability: Sharing Values of Global Modernity".

More info:
Conference Website
Facebook Photographic Report
Detailed brochure with the Programe
Revealing Heritage: The I Congress of Architecture. 1948-2018
11th October 2018, Auditorium of Forte de Sacavém, Sacavém, Portugal
DATE: 11/10/2018
Docomomo International is proud to announce the participation of Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International, as one of the speakers at the "I Congress of Architecture. 1948-2018", taking place on the 11th October, in Sacavém.

Seventy years ago the First National Congress of Architecture took place in Portugal becoming a fundamental landmark in the history of Portuguese architecture of the 20th century. Now, to highlight this event the Directorate General for Cultural Heritage (DGPC) has decided to organize the "I Congress of Architecture" at Forte de Sacavém, since the archive located at this fort includes several archived assets of architects who participated in the original Congress.

This initiative is part of an anchor project entitled "Revealing Heritage”, and it will count on annual periodic meetings and a resulting publication on the selected theme. In this way, it is sought to promote and disseminate the archives and assets that exist in the archive of Forte de Sacavém, as well as the projects and investigations regarding heritage.
Therefore, the DGPC aims to hold a one-day meeting, on October 11th , as a starting point - “The I Congress of Architecture. 1948-2018”.

Structure
The one-day meeting is divided into four panels, the last one focusing on safeguarding Modern Architecture Heritage.
I Panel - The architects in the First National Congress of Architecture and safeguarding Modern Heritage
II Panel — The architects in the First National Congress of Architecture
III Panel — The architects in the First National Congress of Architecture
IV Panel — Round Table

Main Goals
1. Promote the archives found at Forte de Sacavém
2. Think over the meaning of safeguarding contemporary assets in the fields of cultural heritage and architecture
3. Analyze the importance of the First National Congress of Architecture
4. Debate the meaning of safeguarding Modern Heritage.

The full program is available in the PDF below.

For more details visit: Website [Portuguese]
Open House Lisbon: Instituto Superior Técnico
22nd and 23rd September 2018, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 22/9/2018
The Chair of Docomomo International, Professor Ana Tostões, together with other members of Docomomo International, were responsible for the Expert guided tour of Instituto Superior Técnico, in occasion of Open House Lisboa. 

Instituto Superior Técnico, the current location of Docomomo International´s HQ, was developed by the Portuguese architect Porfírio Pardal Monteiro, between 1928 and 1937, as an integral part of an urban project promoting the city´s growth.

The Open House Lisboa took place on the 22nd and 23rd of September, with free visits to 84 spaces spread through Lisbon.

To know more Open House Lisboa visit: Website
15th International Docomomo Conference is in the News
28th - 31st August 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 10/9/2018
The 15IDC was covered by Slovenian TV channel RTV 4. 
You can find the news report online: here
2018-2022: The Headquarters of Docomomo International in Lisbon
Técnico - University of Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 1/9/2018
The headquarters of Docomomo International will remain in Lisbon, based at Técnico - University of Lisbon, 2018-2022, under the presidency of Ana Tostões.

Docomomo International wishes to call attention on the future of Docomomo International Headquarters. All the Working Parties are invited to send candidacies for hosting the future headquarters of Docomomo International (2022 - 2028), before December 2019, to be approved at the 16th council meeting (2020).
16th International Docomomo Conference
Tokyo, Japan, 2020
DATE: 30/8/2018
The candidacy from Docomomo Japan to organise the 16th International Docomomo Conference, in Tokyo, was approved in the 15th Docomomo Council Meeting, last August 30, 2018, at Cankarjev Dom.

The 16th International Docomomo Conference will take place in Tokyo, organized by Docomomo Japan, between the 15th and the 18th September 2020, under the theme "Resilient Inheritability: Sharing Values of Global Modernity".

Theme:
Resilient Inheritability - Sharing Values of Global Modernity
Today, not only in Europe, but in Japan, South America, Africa and throughout the world, the architectural cultural heritage that we call the “Modern Movement” (MoMo) has been exposed to the major force of conscious/unconscious destructions.
We can trace the causes to three reasons:

1.Popular Ignorance of the MOMO
2.Self-Vulnerability of MoMo
3.Skepticism towards MoMoIdeology  

Hence, we are embarking on a mission to mitigate these three elements of threat which are endangering the MoMo. We are calling for, not only, those experts who are directly and indirectly connected to the movement, but all the people interested in the protection of the MOMO in a renewed future, to come together to offer knowledge and experience. There are, also, three types of knowledge that we must collect from the global community. From the experts:
1. Knowledge of relativizationand reinterpretation;
2. Technology, methodology and policy to revitalize the value and the vitality of the MOMO. And, from the adults gathered around the experts and the children who will carry our world towards the future;
3. Knowledge of education and enlightenment.

Subthemes:
1. Celebrating Sports / Lasting Sports
2. Housing
3. Technology and Materials
4. Timber Structure
5. Education and Theory
6. Publication and Documentation
7. City and Landscape
8. Local / Global
9. Metabolism / Re-
10. Design and Furniture

Venue:
The conference will be in the Ueno Cultural District, at
- Tokyo Cultural Hall designed by Kunio Maekawa;
- National Museum of Western Art designed by Le Corbusier;
- Tokyo University of Art and Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties.

More info: http://www.docomomo2020.com
New Working Parties
Armenia, Bulgaria, India, Qatar, Romania, Vietnam
DATE: 30/8/2018
At the 15th Docomomo Council Meeting that took place last 30th August 2018, Armenia, Bulgaria, India, Qatar, Romania and Vietnam were approved as new Docomomo Working Parties. 

Congratulations!
Celebrating 30 years of Docomomo
Recognition to Hubert-Jan Henket and Wessel de Jonge
DATE: 31/8/2018
In recognition of the 30 years of Docomomo creation, the Chair of Docomomo International paid a symbolic homage to the founders, Hubert-Jan Henket and Wessel de Jonge.
15th Docomomo Council Meeting
30 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana
DATE: 30/8/2018
The 15th Docomomo Council Meeting was held on the 30th August 2018, in Ljubljana. 

MAIN RESULTS
. Armenia, Bulgaria, India, Qatar, Romania and Vietnam were approved as new Docomomo Working Parties. 
. The headquarters of Docomomo International will remain in Lisbon, based at Técnico - University of Lisbon, until 2022, under the presidency of Ana Tostões.
. The 16th International Docomomo Conference (2020) will be held in Tokyo, 15-18 September 2020, under the theme of "Resilient Inheritability: Sharing Values of Global Modernity" (www.docomomo2020.com).

Docomomo International wishes to call attention on the future of Docomomo International Headquarters. All the Working Parties are invited to send candidacies for hosting the future headquarters of Docomomo International (2022 - 2028), before December 2019, to be approved at the 16th Council Meeting (2020).
Proceedings of the 15th International Docomomo Conference (e-book)
Ana Tostões, Nataša Koselj (Ed.), Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change, Lisboa/Ljubljana, Docomomo International/ Docomomo Slovenia, 2018
DATE: 28/8/2018
The e-book version of the proceedings of the 15th International Docomomo Conference was published. 

Title:
Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change

Publishers:
Docomomo International
Docomomo Slovenia

Editors:
Ana Tostões
Nataša Koselj

Design:
Nataša Koselj

Printing:
Mat-Format d.o.o.

Indexed by Scopus.

How to cite this book (CMS):
Tostões, Ana, and Koselj, Nataša, eds. Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change.
Lisboa: Docomomo International; Ljubljana: Docomomo Slovenia, 2018.

Index in the PDF below
Docomomo Meetings: Advisory Board, ISC/Education and Training, ISC/Interior Design, ISC/Registers, ISC/Technology and ISC/Urbanism & Landscape
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 28 August 2018
DATE: 1/9/2018
On the 28th August 2018, several Docomomo meetings took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the Cankarjev Dom:

. Advisory Board Meeting
. ISC/Education & Training
. ISC/Interior design
. ISC/Registers
. ISC/Technology
. ISC/Urbanism & Landscape
RMB Workshop - Renewals and Interrelations for 1960s Co-operative Houses in Istanbul
30th October - 3rd November 2018, Istanbul, Turkey
DATE: 3/11/2018
After the RMB Workshop 2018 in Coimbra, now is the time to work in Istanbul.

The Re-use of Modernist Buildings (RMB) project, financed by ERASMUS PLUS, has organized the 3rd RMB Workshop with the theme of “Renewals and Interrelations for 1960s Co-operative Houses
in Istanbul”, taking place this week at ITU School of Architecture, Taskisla.

Introduction
Co-operatives have emerged in the 19th Century Europe as a reaction to unfair profit and inequalities created in
society due to the consequences imposed by the market economy. They are non-profit organizations with the
purpose of creating a properly functioning social and economic system. Co-operative mobilization, which, in the
welfare government approach, is brought about by the dominant capital’s accumulation processes, model of
production.

The government encouraged the housing co-operatives and land share by the laws enacted in 1948, which
stimulated housing construction in Turkey. As a result, housing co-operatives have been established nationwide,
primarily in Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir from 1934 to 1956. Two models of housing production have become
prevalent. The first is the small-scale community housing co-operatives within a single unit, or under the same
roof, that will later be promoted by the property ownership law. The second comprises the housing groups
constructed upon lands zoned for residential occupancies by the 150-200-member housing co-operatives that
constitute a significant portion of the housing production in Turkey. In these, the foundation of the co-operative is defined by the terms of payment and partnerships usually based upon workplace mobilization. The characteristics of the residents constituted the basis for the cooperative society. These characteristics such as educational level, national origin, particular interests, the age distribution of the household, and family types determined the standards of the residential living environment.

Densification on small parcels has continued in the 1970s through “yap-sat” (i.e. small construction firm
initiatives) and the production of “gecekondu” (informal housing) triggered by the industrial development of
cities, primarily in Istanbul and Ankara. The system called "yap-sat", literally "build-sell" system, which brought
together the owner of a small piece of land, the contactor with a small bit of capital, and the client with a small
budget in a convenient and secure housing market" as described and named a magic formula. The increasing
demand for housing has also continued to be met by co-operatives created through small and medium-scale
capital accumulation, which can also be considered as small-scale mass housing productions.

“Petrol Sitesi / Petroleum Workers Housing Cooperative” and “IETT Sitesi / Istanbul Electric Tram Tunnel
Workers Mass Housing Blocks” that are examples of the workplace mobilization have been selected as the two
significant working cases for the workshop.

Docomomo International is one of the RMB project partners, together with the following High Education institutions, with complementary experiences and competences in the field of design methodology, practical adaptive reuse, refurbishment and improvement and policy-making on housing and urban development:


HS OWL, Detmold School for Architecture and Interior Architecture – Detmold, Germany (Coordinator);
ITU, Department of Architecture – Istanbul, Turkey;
ULisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon, Portugal;
Universidade de Coimbra, Faculty of Science and Technology - Coimbra, Portugal;
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Design Sciences – Antwerp, Belgium.

More details: PDF below
To see the photo report: here
Launch of the Collection: Lisboa, Cidade Triste e Alegre [Lisbon, Sad and Joyful City]
5th July 2018, Museu de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 5/7/2018
Commissioned by Rita Palla Aragão, this exhibition brings an in-depth look at the most important photography book of the 20th century in Portugal. The work, by the duo of architects Victor Palla (1922-2006) and Costa Martins (1922-1996), was published in 1959 and resulted from a three-year work in which both walked the streets of Lisbon, portraying it and to its inhabitants, thus revealing a hidden city, simultaneously sad and joyful.

Of the six thousand photographs taken, the authors chose about two hundred to integrate the book, to which they added a long and singular index (which explains much of the creative process) and a series of poems that convert the work into a true graphic poem.

A book of worship about Lisbon, it was considered fundamental to dedicate an exhibition to the city that inspired it and to which the authors dedicated this work, which they described in the presentation:
(...) the portrait of human Lisbon and live through its inhabitants - day and night, in its neighborhoods, in the Baixa, in the Tagus - revelation now joyful or sad but always tender and felt, of the life of a city . Perhaps this is why it would be more appropriate to call it a "graphic poem" - even because the arrangement of the images and the composition of the book itself have, in their graffiti, the flow, the alternation of rhythms, the resonances of a poetic work.
In Lisbon Museum website 

In the framework of the exhibition Lisboa, Cidade Triste e Alegre: Arquitectura de um Livro [Lisbon, Sad and Joyful City: Architecture of a Book] (12-16 September, Lisbon Museum - Pimenta Palace, Portugal), centered on the book with the same name, published in 1959 by the architects Victor Palla (1922-2006) and Costa Martins (1922-1996),the 7 volume collection will be launched at Museu de Lisboa (Lisbon Museum) at 5.30pm, on 5th July 2018. The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, will attend the launch aswell as Vanda Gorjão and António Pedro Ferreira.

The exhibition will be open from 12st April to 16th September 2018 at Lisbon Museum - Pimenta Palace, Lisbon, Portugal.


About the book: website

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Article: Lisboa, Cidade Triste e Alegre: Arquitectura de um Livro [Lisbon, Sad and Joyful City: Architecture of a Book]
By Ana Tostões, in Público newspaper, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 29/6/2018
In the framework of the exhibition Lisboa, Cidade Triste e Alegre: Arquitectura de um Livro [Lisbon, Sad and Joyful City: Architecture of a Book] (12-16 September, Lisbon Museum - Pimenta Palace, Portugal), centered on the book with the same name, published in 1959 by the architects Victor Palla (1922-2006) and Costa Martins (1922-1996), the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, wrote the text "Um dia em Lisboa em forma de poema gráfico" [A day in Lisbon in the form of a graphic poem] to Portuguese Público newspaper.

More info: pdf below [portuguese] + docomomo
Docomomo Books: Moscow Heritage at Crisis Point / updated edition
by Edmund Harris, Clementine Cecil and Anna Bronovitskaya, DoCoMoMo International, MAPS and SAVE Europe´s Heritage, 2009
DATE: 25/7/2018
New International Report Outlines Threats to Moscow’s Heritage plus Information about Threats to St. Petersburg.
Buildings under threat include internationally famous landmarks: The Bolshoi Theatre, Mayakovskaya Metro Station, Monuments of the Avant-Garde, plus buildings that are an inseparable part of Moscow’s identity like Children’s World Department Store and the Central House of Artists.
Report possible due to the support of the late Scholar of Russian architecture and Co-Founder of Do.Co.Mo.Mo. Catherine Cooke.
The report is a follow up to the 2007 report, which brought the crisis that Moscow’s heritage is undergoing into the centre of national and international attention. Despite the successes of the report, the destruction continues. The scale of the threat is such that a new edition of the report was considered necessary.
The new report details the changes of the last two years – what new losses the city has suffered, which buildings are under continuing or new threat, why this is happening, and also outlines the path for a more sustainable future for the city.
This new report from SAVE Europe’s Heritage and the Moscow Architectural Preservation Society (MAPS), with support from Do.Co.Mo.Mo International, condemns the losses while illustrating the astonishing range of historic building in Moscow, from medieval churches to elegant post-war modernism – all threatened by the furious pace of redevelopment of the city by a coterie of property developers during the tenure of Mayor Yury Luzhkov.


Buy this book: website
Conference: 14th International Conference of the Brazilian Studies Association
25th - 28th July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DATE: 25/7/2018
"The 14th International Conference of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) took place between July 25 and July 28, 2018 at PUC-Rio (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference program included academic panels, invited speakers, plenary sessions, and cultural activities."

The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, participated with the lecture “A reverberação da arquitetura moderna brasileira na África, a modernidade como processo transcontinental e a presença Brasil na modernidade africana: transferências ibero-americanas".

More details: website
Built Heritage journal
Special Issue: 20th-Century Heritage: Exploring the New Futures of the Recent Past
DATE: 26/6/2018
The Built Heritage journal published a special issue dedicated to 20th-Century Heritage: Exploring the New Futures of the Recent Past, with the participation of the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostoes.

The Built Heritage (CN 31-2123/G0, ISSN 2096-3041) is a blind-peer-reviewed, international journal published quarterly, devoted to all aspects regarding the research, conservation, and regeneration of historic buildings, settlements, and sites. It is the first journal in China published in English that integrates built heritage conservation in the multidisciplinary sphere of architecture, urban and rural planning, and landscape architecture, administrated by the Ministry of Education of China, sponsored by Tongji University, and published by Tongji University Press. The editor-in-chief Chang Qing is Professor of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The co-editor-in-chief Zhou Jian is Professor of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University and the Secretary-General of the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP).

Since November 2017, Built Heritage has been rated an A - Core Journal by Tongji University, one of the highest scientific acknowledgements in China for excellence in publication.

More info: link.
Docomomo Shop Online
Complete your collection!
DATE: 31/9/2018
Complete your docomomo collection at the docomomo Shop Online!
Congress: 6th International Congress on Construction History
9th - 13th July 2018, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 9/7/2018
Docomomo International was represented at the 6th International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH) that took place in Brussels, from 9 to 13 July, through the presentation of Prof. Ana Tostões lecture "The first Luanda’s skyscraper: comfort through natural and artificial control methods".

"The Organising Committee warmly invites participants from all backgrounds associated with construction history to take part in this 5-day event. The program consists of highly interesting invited key-note lectures and about 170 paper presentations, discussing on a broad range of topics related to Construction History.
The Organising Committee would like to thank all members of the scientific committee, colleagues, partners and sponsors that help us make 6ICCH a wonderful event!"

More details: website
Summer School: Rethinking Innovation, Adapting Architectural Heritage
2nd - 27th July 2018, Lille, France
DATE: 2/7/2018
Docomomo International participated in the 2018 France Excellence Summer School “Rethinking Innovation, Adapting Architectural Heritage” (Archi 2018), through the keynote lecture "Re use and  transformation of the modern heritage" that the Chair, Prof. Ana Tostões presented on 9 of July, at ENSAP Lille.

Co-organised by the Communauté d’Universités et Établissements Lille Nord de France (ComUE LNF) and the National School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of Lille (ENSAPL), Archi 2018 focused on the fundamental aspects of the city and the architecture of the 20th century. Particular emphasis will be laided on their transformation in the prospect of a sustainable 21st century.

This Summer School provided, in an advanced and renowned architecture school, high-standard, English-taught classes, meetings with top-tier researchers in the field as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project.

European Credit Transfer and accumulation System (ECTS) credits will be delivered to the student attendees. A personalised Certificate of Completion will be provided to each participant for their achievements.

More details: website
RMB Project is now on Facebook
DATE: 27/7/2018
Good news! 
RMB Project is now on Facebook!
RMB, Re-use of modernist buildings, is a ERASMUS + program project with the goal of define an educational framework of common definitions, approaches, and methodologies, on a European level, concerning the reuse of Modern Movement buildings.
The project joins together the following partners: Docomomo International, Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium), Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal), Universidade de Lisboa – Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal), Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (Turkey), Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (Deutschland – coordinator) and The Energy and Resources Institute (India).
Please, follow the RMB Project on Facebook!
Thank you!
15 IDC - Pre and Post-Conference Tours
15th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 26th August - 3rd September 2018, Slovenia
DATE: 26/8/2018
Docomomo International and Docomomo Slovenia informs that the programme for the Doco-tours in Ljubljana is available at http://docomomo2018.si/index.php/pre-and-post-conference-tours!

Short Pre-conference Doco-tours in Ljubljana:
- Plecnik´s Own House Tour, 28th - 31rd August;
- Plecnik´s Ljubljana Tour, 28th August; 
- Ravnikar´s Ljubljana Tour, 28th August;
- Ljubljana´s 1960s Neighbourhoods Tour, 28th August.

Pre-Conference Doco-tours in Slovenia:
Celje, Piran:
- Ground-Up CELJE Tour, 26th August;
- Slovenian Karst Region and PIRAN Tour, 27th August.

Post-Conference Doco-tours in Slovenia:
- Bled and Gorenjska Tour, 1st September;
- ŠTANJEL - NOVA GORICA – GORIŠKA BRDA – TRST Tour, 2nd September;
- VILLA TUGENDHAT and Brno city tour, 3 September.

Instructions and information about the tours are available at http://docomomo2018.si/index.php/pre-and-post-conference-tours

We are looking forward to see you all in the Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia, between 28th and 31st August 2018!
Call for Abstracts: 16. Docomomo Germany Conference & RMB Final Conference
1st March 2019, Akademie der Künste [Academy of Arts], Berlin, Germany
DATE: 30/6/2018
DOCOMOMO Deutschland, the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture and the project ‘Reuse of Modernist Buildings (RMB)’ invite you to the 16th DOCOMOMO Germany & RMB Conference. This first event in Berlin on the 1st of March 2019 at the Akademie der Künste continues the tradition of the Karlsruhe DOCOMOMO Germany Conferences. The EU project RMB initiates a pedagogical framework on the European level based on common definitions, methods, and approaches for the ´reuse´ of modern buildings, with the aim of offering a ´Joint Master on Reuse of Modernist Buildings´. In this context, the conference will take place in a new format as a combination of invited keynote speeches and selected scientific lectures - in 2019 with the theme: 100 years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Actors from academia, teaching and practice involved in processes of conservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement to address the conference theme. DOCOMOMO Germany is pleased to receive abstracts related to one of the following topics according to the Docomomo working groups and international scientific committees:
- Education + Theory (about programs, concepts and approaches)
- Register (about buildings, typologies or architects / planners),
- Urbanism + Landscape (about building ensembles, outdoor spaces and policies)
- Technology (via components, materials or techniques)
- Interior Design (about interiors, extensions and atmospheres)

Abstacts in English or German must follow the abstract submission guidelines below. Thematic sessions (dt or en) are defined after the abstracts have been selected. Selected contributions will be published in a conference proceedings. Please send the abstract by June 30, 2018 (12.00 GMT) to the following email: docomomo@bauhaus-dessau.de.
By Docomomo Germany team 

The conference will be held at Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany, 1st March 2019. 
Submit abstract by 30th June, 2018.

More details: websitewebsite
Winner Announcement: Biennale Architettura 2018 Awards
26th May 2018, Headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
DATE: 26/5/2018
The winners were reviled at the Awards Ceremony of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Saturday May 26th 2018 at Ca’ Giustinian, the headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia, at 11 am.

“Golden Lion for Best National Participation:
SWITZERLAND
Svizzera 240
House Tour
Commissioners: Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia: Marianne Burki, Sandi Paucic, Rachele Giudici Legittimo
Exhibitors: Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor, Matthew van der Ploeg, Ani Vihervaara
Venue: Giardini

A special mention has been awarded to the following National Participation:
GREAT BRITAIN
Island

Commissioner: Sarah Mann- Architecture Design Fashion British Council
Curators: Caruso St John Architects, Marcus Taylor
Venue: Giardini

Golden Lion for the best participant in the 16th Exhibition FREESPACE to:
Eduardo Souto de Moura (Porto, Portugal)
Souto Moura - Arquitectos
Venue: Arsenale Corderie

Silver Lion for a promising young participant in the 16th Exhibition FREESPACE to:
Jan de Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu (Ghent, Belgium)
architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
Venue: Central Pavilion – Giardini

The Jury has decided to award two special mentions to the following Participants in the 16th International Exhibition FREESPACE:
Andra Matin (Jakarta, Indonesia)
andramatin
Venue: Arsenale Corderie
and
Rahul Mehrotra (Mumbai, India; Boston, USA)
RMA Architects
Venue: Central Pavilion – Giardini

The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, is also awarding the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement upon recommendation of Curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara to:
Kenneth Frampton (Great Britain)” In La Biennale website

Docomomo International would like to felicitate the awarded and wish the best success to all the above. 

More details: website
Yoshiyuki Yamana: Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
10th May 2018, Embassy of France in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 10/5/2018
Docomomo International congratulates Mr. Yoshiyuki Yamana for having been distinguished by the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres!

Mr. Yoshiyuki Yamana has been distinguished as Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. The insignia was handed by Laurent Pic, Ambassador of France to Japan, on 10th May.

"The university professor and architect Yoshiyuki Yamana has, through his work and his teaching activity, greatly contributed to the influence of modern French architecture in Japan and Asia. He is also a great specialist in the work of the Japanese architect Junzo Sakakura, who designed in the 1950s and 1960s the building that today houses the French Institute of Japan - Tokyo. The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres rewards those who have distinguished themselves by their creation in the artistic or literary field, or by the contribution they have made to the influence of the arts and letters in France and in the world.

The ambassador was keen to underline Mr. Yamana´s unwavering bond with France, as evidenced by his academic career. Graduated from the Tokyo University of Science, he joined the National School of Architecture of Paris-Belleville and obtained a PhD in art history from the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne under the direction of Frédéric Seitz. After teaching at the Nantes School of Architecture, the National Archives and the French Institute of Architecture, he has since 2002 been a professor at his alma mater, the Tokyo University of Science.

A great specialist in Le Corbusier, he has devoted numerous books to the importance of his work in the emergence of modern Japanese and Asian architecture, particularly through figures such as Junzo Sakakura. He has fervently committed to the preservation of the national heritage and is the initiative of the foundation of the "National Archives of Modern Architecture" and the archives of the National Museum of Western Art. It is also curated numerous exhibitions, including the Japanese Pavilion of the 15 th Venice Architecture Biennale or "Junzo Sakakura, an architecture for man" organized in 2017 at the House of Culture of Japan in Paris." 

In Embassy of France in Tokyo website

More details: website
Summer School: Rethinking Innovation, Adapting Architectural Heritage
2nd - 27th July 2018, Lille, France
DATE: 2/7/2018
Docomomo International will be represented in the 2018 France Excellence Summer School “Rethinking Innovation, Adapting Architectural Heritage” (Archi 2018), through the keynote lecture "Re use and  transformation of the modern heritage" that the Chair, Prof. Ana Tostões will present on 9 of July, at ENSAP Lille.

Co-organised by the Communauté d’Universités et Établissements Lille Nord de France (ComUE LNF) and the National School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of Lille (ENSAPL), Archi 2018 will focus on the fundamental aspects of the city and the architecture of the 20th century. Particular emphasis will be laid on their transformation in the prospect of a sustainable 21st century.

This Summer School will provide, in an advanced and renowned architecture school, high-standard, English-taught classes, meetings with top-tier researchers in the field as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project.

European Credit Transfer and accumulation System (ECTS) credits will be delivered to the student attendees. A personalised Certificate of Completion will be provided to each participant for their achievements.

More details: website
International Seminar: re-Habitar el Carmen | A Project on Contemporary Heritage
28th – 29th May 2018, Conference room IAPH, Seville, Spain
DATE: 28/5/2018
Docomomo international participated in International Seminar "_re-HABITAR EL CARMEN. A project on contemporary heritage.”, at The Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage (IAPH), on the 28th and 29th May, having Docomomo International Chair, Professor Ana Tostões, as member of the seminar round table. 

This seminar was part of the Knowledge Application Research Project "_re-HABITAR. Contemporary heritage and technology. [Technological update project of contemporary heritage: social housing of the Modern Movement]" encouraged by the Ministry of Economy and Knowledge of the Junta de Andalucía, in collaboration with DOCOMOMO Ibérico, several teams of the University of Seville, and a group of researchers specialists in the field.

The object of study was the residential complex Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Seville), a social housing project, in the Andalusian Register of Contemporary Architecture in 2007.

The objective of the Seminar was to advance in the definition and dissemination of the social housing of the Modern Movement and the development of a methodology for the preservation of heritage values that involved the citizenry.

At the previous event, the advances of the _re-HABITAR project were presented, attended by specialists from different disciplinary fields related to Heritage. 
Likewise, as a conclusion of the seminar, a debate was held, where some first impressions about the methodology of the project and the results generated were collected. 
This meeting aimed at the entire interdisciplinary team of the project as well as the technical staff and researchers of the different institutions involved. 

Programme: PDF below [Spanish]
Lecture by Prof. Ana Tostoes: Urban Planning Meeting - EXPO98 - 20 Years
21st February - 21st June, CIUL, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 14/5/2018
"Between February and June, at the CIUL auditorium, will take place another edition of the Urban Planning Conference Cycle, this year with the title "EXPO98 - 20 Years".
The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, participated in the session about Public Space, 6 p.m., 17 May 2018, at CIUL, Lisbon, Portugal.

More details: website [Portuguese] + Programme [Portuguese]
6th International Scientific Conference: Modernism in Europe — Modernism in Gdynia
24th-26th May 2018, Gdynia, Poland
DATE: 24/5/2018
Docomomo international participated in the 6th scientific conference in the ‘Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia, between 24 and 26 of May, having Prof. João Belo Rodeia, member of the Advisory Board of Docomomo International, opening the conference. 

"The 6th scientific conference in the ‘Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia’ series is a continuation of conferences held in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2016. The series is currently the most important periodic event of this kind in Poland. Main themes of the forthcoming conference are research and popularization of modernist architecture. The contents of the conference will be supervised by the Scientific Committee consisting of prominent experts from Poland and abroad. Papers accepted and presented during the conference will be collected, edited and later published in a form of a reviewed book. The books including papers presented during previous conferences were published by the Gdynia City Hall in 2009, 2011 and 2014."

More details: website + PDF below
MODSCAPES Conference: Modernism, Modernization and the Rural Landscape
10th-13th June 2018, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia
DATE: 10/6/2018
From 10 to 13 June, the MODSCAPES International Conference - Modernist reinventions of the rural landscape - took place in Tartu, Estonia, and home to the Estonian University of Life Sciences, partner in MODSCAPES and organizer of the conference, from 10 to 13 June 2018.

Being Docomomo International is an associated partner of the research project MODSCAPES, the Chair, Prof. Ana Tostões, participated presenting the keynote lecture "Rural Modern Landscapes: Paradox or Metaphor".

This conference aims to:

- attract other scholars, practitioners, decision-makers and citizens concerned with modern rural landscapes;
- gain insight in case-studies and approaches not examined within the project;
- disseminate the intermediary outcomes of the project; and
- consolidate MODSCAPES’ international network. 

The conference is preceded by an international call for papers, and will comprise keynote lectures, presentation sessions, and social events. All accepted papers will be published in online proceedings, possibly to be made available at the conference itself. The conference organizers are making provisions to propose a selection of the best conference papers (including papers by non-MODSCAPES scholars) to be improved and published in edited journal issues."

About

MODSCAPES explores rural landscapes produced by large-scale agricultural development and colonisation schemes planned in the 20th century. This transnational research project investigates 11 case studies across Europe and beyond.

More details: website
MOMOWO Symposium 2018 International Conference | Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Towards a New Perception and Reception
13th-16th June 2018, Politecnico di Torino - Campus Lingotto, Turin, Italy
DATE: 13/6/2018
From 13 to 16 of June, the MoMoWo Symposium 2018 International Conference - Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Towards a New Perception and Reception - took place in Turin.

Being Docomomo International is an institutional partner of MoMoWo, the Chair, Prof. Ana Tostões participated, presenting the lecture "Women in Power beyond Europe".

What is MoMoWo?

"MoMoWo - Women’s Creativity Since the Modern Movement is a large-scale cooperation project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programmewithin the Culture sub-programme. MoMoWo is an interdisciplinary non-profit project that contributes to create European added value, as expected by Creative Europe.

From a pan-european and interdisciplinary perspective, MoMoWo considers women work within architecture, civil engineering, interior and industrial design professions of cultural and social relevance for contemporaneity. The project aims to share significant European Cultural Heritage forged by women working within the design professions, which has been to a significant extent "hidden from history". The MoMoWo partnership brings together seven institutions that are complementary one to the other and representative of the variety of European cultures.

MoMoWo highlights, reflects and debates the diverse contributions of women in the design professions, promoting their cultural and economic significance. Through this perspective, examining the role of women in these fields will broaden the design professions history and heritage, as well as fostering and safeguarding European cultural diversity.

All MoMoWo activities are designed in order to raise awareness to women´s work within the design fields. As such, they have the potential to generate a long-lasting impact, strengthening social and economic roles of women, whether they´re working in any given field of design or still in training. The European Database (1918-2018) will systemize and support knowledge dissemination of the life and works of European women architects, engineers and designers, following a comparative, multidisciplinary approach. Disseminating knowledge of women´s creativity (from 1918 to 2018) provides a base o re-evaluate the past in all fields of design, as well as to give present and future generations of women wider professional recognition.

Three Historical Workshops, a Touristic-Cultural Guide, a Travelling Exhibition with outdoor Photo Exhibition and Catalogue publication, an International competition for MoMoWo graphic and merchandisin, and Final Symposium with two book volumes will achieve a European wide cultural dialogue on women designers."

Docomomo International is an institutional partner of MoMoWo.

Poster, Programme and Timetable: PDF below
More info: website.
MoMoWo Symposium 2018 International Conference | Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018):Toward a New Perception and Reception
13th-16th June 2018, Politecnico di Torino - Campus Lingotto, Turin, Italy
DATE: 13/6/2018
The Momowo 2018 Organising Secretary is pleased to announce the draft programme of the MoMoWo Symposium 2018 International Conference | Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018):Toward a New Perception and Reception.

What is MoMoWo?

"MoMoWo - Women’s Creativity Since the Modern Movement is a large-scale cooperation project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programmewithin the Culture sub-programme. MoMoWo is an interdisciplinary non-profit project that contributes to create European added value, as expected by Creative Europe.

From a pan-european and interdisciplinary perspective, MoMoWo considers women work within architecture, civil engineering, interior and industrial design professions of cultural and social relevance for contemporaneity. The project aims to share significant European Cultural Heritage forged by women working within the design professions, which has been to a significant extent "hidden from history". The MoMoWo partnership brings together seven institutions that are complementary one to the other and representative of the variety of European cultures.

MoMoWo highlights, reflects and debates the diverse contributions of women in the design professions, promoting their cultural and economic significance. Through this perspective, examining the role of women in these fields will broaden the design professions history and heritage, as well as fostering and safeguarding European cultural diversity.

All MoMoWo activities are designed in order to raise awareness to women´s work within the design fields. As such, they have the potential to generate a long-lasting impact, strengthening social and economic roles of women, whether they´re working in any given field of design or still in training. The European Database (1918-2018) will systemize and support knowledge dissemination of the life and works of European women architects, engineers and designers, following a comparative, multidisciplinary approach. Disseminating knowledge of women´s creativity (from 1918 to 2018) provides a base o re-evaluate the past in all fields of design, as well as to give present and future generations of women wider professional recognition.

Three Historical Workshops, a Touristic-Cultural Guide, a Travelling Exhibition with outdoor Photo Exhibition and Catalogue publication, an International competition for MoMoWo graphic and merchandisin, and Final Symposium with two book volumes will achieve a European wide cultural dialogue on women designers."

Docomomo International is an institutional partner of MoMoWo.

Poster, Programme and Timetable: PDF below
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DATE: 1/1/2018
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Docomomo Journal 57 (2017/2)
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DATE: 1/1/2018
EDITORIAL

Parallel Modernities: Architectural Narratives on Southeast Asia

"Following the challenges traced by the mASEANa Project (2015-2020)[1], with the collaboration of docomomo International, the aim of this DJ is to discuss the Modern Movement in the Southeast Asian countries [Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam], addressing the course of the built environment and architectural development of each country, through its practice and discourse.

Coming from a common goal of preserving and promoting a sustainable future, a platform has been created to discuss documentation, conservation and reuse of modern architecture based on three main concepts: regeneration, equality and openness. Regeneration by, through training and education, involving the younger generations in the process of recognition and conservation. Equality, based on the respect for difference
with no imposition of ideas or methodologies. Openness by promoting exchange through thoughtful cooperation.

Although ASEAN is coming to be united in terms of politics, economy and culture, the background of its member countries is varied, having experienced diverse European colonization. In an increasingly global world, these nations are facing changes in the significance of their colonial past in relation to the postcolonial present. Between identity and nationalist demand, local knowledge and universal education, modern materials and
tropical climate, different architectural discourses have been produced showing that the most interesting way to approach the postcolonial issue is through the idea of exchange[2].

One of the most central questions in the debate on modernity has been the tension between a pretentious universality of the scientific-technological rationality of a so-called international format and the specific particularities of places and traditions. The homogenizing effects or the threat of the old over the new have informed different discourses on values such as authenticity, regionalism or identity[3]. In parallel, the history of Modern Movement architecture has been written from a Eurocentric perspective although deeper studies on concepts such as hybrid or the otherness have recently promoted a nuanced analysis on architecture and politics beyond the Eurocentric framework.

In fact, the mAAN declaration (2001) stated that “Modern Asia has not developed in a vacuum but has evolved through sustained interactions with the West, which has had a constant presence in our collective consciousness. The history of dealing with the West, with our [their] neighbors and with ourselves [themselves], is manifested in the myriad forms of our [their] architecture. The history of modern architecture in Asia is the history of how Asians have become modern”. Modernity  is envisaged as a process of modernization which stands, as J. Widodo sustains, “when the spirit of freedom, progress and innovation flourishes”[4]. In postcolonial circumstances “the discourse on the tropics reached a pivotal point when it coincided with the success of the modern architecture turning global and adapting to suit all climate and cultures”5. The promise of a sustainable world based on urban regeneration future has a lot to do with S. Muramatsu’s theory on using natural and cultural resources to fulfill the “heritage butterfly”[6]. As one of the first efforts to develop a common understanding of the architectural
development in the Southeast Asia, this DJ reveals the most upto-date research on modern heritage in the different countries. The aim is to challenge initiatives as the mASEANa Project to keep working towards the preservation of this legacy for future generations, “dealing with issues common to everyone in a way
that might transcend national borders in the future”[7].

Docomomo is grateful to Shin Muramatsu, Setiadi Sopandi, Yoshiyuki Yamana and Johannes Widodo for being guest editors of this issue. Their commitment and energy which was shared by the authors’ who collaborated generously with their knowledge and dedicated work. A special mention must be made as well to Fumihiko Maki who gave us his wise insights through a unique interview. The Olympic National Sports Complex, Phnom Penh, on the cover, pays homage to Vann Molyvann, who passed away this September at 99 years old. Finally, docomomo remembers Ruy Jervis d’Athouguia born in Macau 100 years ago."

By Ana Tostões and Zara Ferreira

Notes
[1] mASEANa stands for modern ASEAN architecture. It was created in 2014, by Docomomo Japan, in collaboration with docomomo International and mAAN (modern Asian Architecture Network). ASEAN is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, set up in 1967, to promote cultural, economic and political development in the region.
[2] A. Tostões, “How to Love Modern [Post-]Colonial Architecture: Rethinking Memory in Angola and Mozambique Cities”, Architectural Theory Review, v. 20, n. 3 – Africa Critical, 2017; Ana Tost.es (ed.), Modern Architecture in Africa: Angola and Mozambique, Casal de Cambra, Caleidoscópio, 2013.
[3] P. Ricoeur, Histoire et Vérité, Paris, Seuil, 1955.
[4] J. Widodo, “Modernism in Singapore”, Docomomo Journal n. 29 – Modernism in Asia Pacific, Paris, docomomo International, 2003.
[5] S. Sopandi, A. Armand, Tropicality: Revisited, Jakarta, IMAJI, 2015.
[6] S. Muramatsu, “Why and How We Should Inherit Urban Environmental Cultural Resources: Identifying, Listing, Evaluating, and Making Good Use of Urban Environmental Cultural Resources in Asia”, in Fujino Y., Noguchi T. (ed.), Stock Management for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, Tokyo, Springer, 2009.
[7] Yoshiyuki Yamana, 15 IAE – the Japan Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 2016.

INDEX

EDITORIAL
Parallel Modernities: Architectural Narratives on Southeast Asia
BY ANA TOSTÕES, ZARA FERREIRA

INTRODUCTION
Modern Architecture in Southeast Asia, an Introduction. Asia, North-South-West-East
BY SETIADI SOPANDI, YOSHIYUKI YAMANA, JOHANNES WIDODO, SHIN MURAMATSU

ESSAYS

New Khmer Architecture: Modern Architecture Movement in Cambodia between 1953 and 1970
BY PEN SEREYPAGNA

Modern Indonesian Architecture: a Cultural Discourse
BY SETIADI SOPANDI

Nation Building and Modern Architecture in Malaysia
BY NOR HAYATI HUSSAIN

Modern Movement in Myanmar
BY SU SU, SWE SWE AYE, WIN SHWIN et alt

Rising from of the Ashes: post-war Philippines Architecture
BY GERARD LICO

Before and behind the Pioneers of Modern Architecture in Singapore
BY JIAT-HWEE CHANG

Modern Architecture in Thailand
BY PONGKWAN LASSUS

Modern Architecture in Vietnam or Vietnamese Modern Architecture?
BY PHAM THUY LOAN, TRUONG NGOC LAN

INTERVIEW
Fumihiko Maki
BY ANA TOSTÕES

IN MEMORIAM
Ruy Jervis d’Athouguia (1917, Macau – 2006, Lisboa)

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15th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 28th - 31st August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 28/8/2018
Docomomo International and Docomomo Slovenia informs that the Programme for the 15th International Docomomo Conference is now available at http://www.docomomo2018.si/index.php/programme! 

We are looking forward to see you all in the Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia, between 28th and 31st August 2018!

ABOUT
Every two years docomomo (the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement) organizes an international conference, bringing together docomomo members and friends from its 72 national Working Parties, as an opportunity for in-depth exploration of an important theme or aspect of the Modern Movement. 

The forthcoming conference is being hosted by docomomo Slovenia and will take place at the Cankarjev Dom, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 28 to 31 August 2018, under the theme Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change.

THEME

At the 15th International Conference in Ljubljana, docomomo will address the history of Modern Movement transformations. This will be done in relation to cultural and natural aspects within the overall continuity of change. Both theory and practice will be considered. 
In 2018, docomomo will celebrate 30 years of effort to preserve and adapt the technical, social and aesthetic goals of the Modern Movement – values which have always been intrinsically intertwined with change. As Badiou put it, change is the law of the world; the absence of change is death. When we think, we think change (Introduction to the Philosophical Concept of Change, 2012).
Today we are experiencing a huge escalation of change in all areas of life, even surpassing the radical transformations that characterised the Modern Movement era of the mid-20th century; Kafka’s Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung, 1915) is becoming close to reality. Human and social values, authenticity and identity, are undergoing fundamental changes in their meaning or relevance. The difference between the original and its copy is waning. The social and aesthetic values of the Modern Movement, as well as its status as heritage and element of identity, are very much under attack. So, what does docomomo stand for in this rapidly changing context?

SUBTHEMES

1) Cities
Our cities are evolving in response to continuously changing forces. These involve many different layers of economics, politics and science. What can we learn from past experiences of the Modern Movement urban developments? How can we reconcile Modern Movement ideals and built legacy with the digital revolution, worldwide mobility, migration and increasing environmental awareness? How can our attraction towards the ever new, and incessant innovation, be reconciled with sustainable urban conservation? Which examples of success and failure can be identified?

Keywords: Neighbourhoods; Megastructures; Complexes; Multifunctionality; Urbanity; Urban planning; Public Space; Lifestyle; Infrastructures; Networks; Transport; Mobility; Density; New towns; Inner city; Suburbia; Civility; Digital technology.

2) Buildings
During the process of restoration or adaptive reuse, the paradigmatic challenge is to adapt the buildings concerned to different functions, users, lifestyles, environmental and safety standards. How can we select what must be preserved and what can be changed? How to combine preservation with legal energy efficiency directives? What are the most up-to-date technologies and processes of material selection that can improve the experience of living in modern buildings? How can new technologies and materials´ improvements be assessed? Within the decision-making process, how can we effectively address authoritative changes? How are interiors, well-being and atmospheres affected by these changes? Which are the most informative examples of modern architectural heritage restoration or adaptive reuse, and their successes and failures? 

Keywords: Restoration; Conversion; Renovation; Reuse; Icon; Ordinary; Programme; Functionalism; Prefabrication; Construction; Technologies; Energy efficiency; Seismic Retrofit; Legislative impact; Safety; Interiors; Atmosphere; Furniture; Lighting; Arts.

3) Identity
Human migration plays a fundamental role in all societies today. The forced interaction of people and places is now increasingly central to the development of cities and architecture. In the context of a society substantially shaped by physical and virtual transfers, how can identity be created, from the generic to the specific? Which is the role of the architectural heritage? What can we learn from the Modern Movement ideals of equality and progress, nowadays still perceivable through its built legacy? In the fact of rapid and uncontrolled urbanization and the fragmentation of the urban and social fabric, how can a sense of community and solidarity survive in our ever more pluralistic societies? In this context, is it realistically possible to preserve character and memory in conservation and adaptive reuse projects? If so, is it possible to pinpoint clear cases of success and failure? 

Keywords: Migration; Speed; Society; Culture; Aesthetics; Community; Civil Society; Appropriation; Occupation; Public; Co-presence; Identity; Representation; Collectivity; Authenticity; Ethics; Unity; Integrity; Society; Permanence; Ephemerality; Participation; Planning processes.

4) Environment
The accelerating processes of contemporary development, coupled with lack of commitment and responsibility, have created incredibly damage on an ever-vaster scale, including phenomena such as climate change, breakdown of traditional cultures, or hyper-individualization. Also, the overall context of the economic crisis requires a better management of natural resources. How can the modern built environment help foster a sustainable environment? How can we combine sustainability and modernity? Is it possible to identify exemplary cases (as less successful examples) of reuse projects set within different traditions, social and physical environments, and employing sustainable architecture and urban design to reflect local requirements? 

Keywords: Nature; Earth; Ecology; Natural versus Artificial; Sustainability; Energy efficiency; Seismic Retrofit; Natural resources; Local resources; Climate change; Environmental damage; Tradition; Modernity.

PAPER PRESENTATION

Session 01_City Growth: Change, Transformation
(Session Chair: Horacio Torrent, Chile)

01
Recreating the Public Through Transformation
(Ronnen Ben-Arie, Fatina Abreek-Zubieadt, Gaby Schwartz, Israel)
02 The Life of Modern Architecture in Kosovo
(Flaka Xerxa Beqiri, Vlora Navakazi, Kosovo)
03 The Brazilian Amazon and its Modernities: Modern Architecture
(Hugo Segawa, Marcos Cereto, Marianna Cardoso, Brazil)
04 The Plaza as the Locus of Continuous Modernity
(Maximiano Atria, Chile)

Session 02_Tactical Urbanism
01 Metamorphosis of Cultural Memory and the Opportunity to Safeguard the Modern Movement Heritage in Bulgaria
(Ljubinka Stoilova, Bulgaria)
02 Carbonia Project: The Reinvention of the Urban Landscape
(Paolo Sanjust, Antonello Sanna, Italy)
03 Modern Heritage and the Challenges of Urban Conservation: Between Singular buildings and a metamorphosis of Urban Fabric
(Horacio Torrent, Chile)
04 Dirty Realism Reloaded: How Can reality of a Contemporary City Rooted in (Post-War) Modernist City Planning Resist Against a Speculative Appropriation Nowdays?
(Elena Markus, Germany)

Session 03_European Housing Strategies
(Session Chair: Miles Glendinning, Scotland)

01 Modern Neighbourhoods in Ljubljana – The Splendour and Misery of Their Existence and Development
(Kaja Lipnik Vehovar, Slovenia)
02 Portuguese State-Subsidized Multifamily Housing Projects. Emergent Modernity During the 20th Century
(Gisela Lameira, Luciana Rocha, Portugal)
03 Up-To-Date Interventions and Changing Indentity: Housing Estate Imanta in Riga
(Sandra Treija, Ugis Bratuškins, Alisa Korojova, Latvia)
04 Effects of Security-Based Contemporary Urban Development on European Modern Mass Housing Landscape
(Melinda Benko, Hungary)

Session 04_ Housing Transformation
(Session Chair: Ana Tostões, Potugal)

01 (Un-)Sustainability of the Concrete Mega-Blocks in New Belgrade: Potentials of Prefabricated Modern Structures for Transformation
(Anica Dragutinović, Uta Pottgiesser and Els De Vos, Serbia, Germany and Belgium)
02 The Multiple Lives of the »Unite d‘Habitation« (1945-1967-2017). Repetition of Their Iconic Value and Differences in the Construction Systems, From their Development to their Case Histories. 
(Franz Graf, Switzerland)
03 What is the Legacy of the Architectures of Change?
(Richard Klein, France)
04 The Afterlives of Social Housing: The Adaptive Reuse of Three Moderist Estates
(Cecilia Chu, Hong Kong)

Session 05_Habitat_Between Local&Global
(Session Chair: Zara Ferreira, Portugal)

01 Challenging the Modern Movement Heritage in Africa
(Ola Uduku, Ilze Wolff, Ghana, South Africa)
02 The Formative Years of Suzana and Dimitris Antonakakis: A Transcultural Genealogy of Critical Regionalism
(Stylanos Giamarelos, Greece, UK)
03 Hotel Resorts in The Canary Islands: Creating a Vernacular City on the Insular Landscape. Heritage Distortion, Aesthetical Fiction of Atlanticity or Tourist Attraction?
(David Martín López, Spain)
04 Modernism and Agrarian Utopia.
(Maria Helena Maia, Portugal)

Session 06_Doubts on Authenticity
(Session Chair: Henrieta Moravcikova, Slovak Republic)

01 Metamorphosis and Ambiguities: Some Remarks on Modern Heritage Preservation
(Ana Carolina Pellegrini, Ruth Verde Zein, Brazil)
02 Metamorphosis as Ordinary Process of Change. Identity, Authenticity and Surviving Materials in the Case Study of Giuseppe Terragni‘s Novocomum.
(Carolina Di Biase, Alessia Facchi, Anna Greppi, Camilla Casonato, Italy)
03 Modern Heritage or Not. A Legacy of Post-War Restorations and Modern Movement
(Miia Perkkiö, Finland)
04 Preserving by Using. MUDE Museum as a Case Study.
(Bárbara Coutinho, Portugal)

Session 07_Authenticity and Reuse
(Session Chair: Louise Noelle Gras, Mexico)

01 Patterns of Conversion in Obsolete Cinema Theatres
(Joana Gouveia Alves, Portugal)
02 The Legacies of the Agricultural Production Cooperatives (LPGs) From the Former German Democratic Republic. Surviving as Monuments Without a Function?
(Vittoria Capresi, Italy, Germany)
03 Continuity Through Change: the Renovation of the Maison des Sciences de l‘Homme Building in Paris
(Vanessa Fernandez, Catherine Blain, France)
04 Mutatis mutandis: North American Architects in Caracas in the Twentieth Century
(Hannia Gomez, Venezuela)

Session 08_Visions for Living
(Session Chair: Eui-Sung Yi, South Korea, USA)

01 From Icon to the Ordinary and Back? Questions for the Forthcoming Restoration of Adolf Reding‘s Turmhaus in Wroclaw‘s WUWA Estate of 1929.
(Jadwiga Urbanik, Grazyna Hryncewicz-Lamber, Poland)
02 Midcentury Modern Domestic Architecture: A Continuum of Livability
(Kevin Yoder, Amanda Weko, USA)
03 Kaneji Domoto: Versioning Japanese-American Modernism
(Lynnette Widder, USA)
04 Telluric Landscape: Lina Bo Bardi and Suburbia
(Claudia Costa Cabral, Brazil)

Session 09_Shifting Identities
(Session Chair: Nataša Koselj, Slovenia)

01 The Cathedral of Freedom: Shifting Political Identities of an Unbuilt Architectural Project
(Miloš Kosec, Slovenia, UK)
02 Conservation of Modern Architecture in Portugal: The Lesson of Alvaro Siza
(Teresa Cunha Ferreira, Portugal)
03 Tangible Metamorphosis, Intangible Changes. The War Memorial Dedicated to the Victims of the Nazi Concentration Camps in the Monumental Cemetery in Milan
(Giulia Favaretto, Italy)
04 Identity and Change in the Reuse of Masieri Memorial by Carlo Scarpa in Venice
(Sara Di Resta, Roberta Bartolone, Italy)

Session 10_Reinventing Public Institutions
(Session Chair: Claes Caldenby, Sweden)

01 Livio Vacchini‘s Saleggi Primary School in Locarno. Conservation and Regulatory Compliance of 1970s Interiors
(Roberta Grignolo, Switzerland)
02 Renovation of Modern Secondary School Buildings: Two Case Studies in the City of Lisbon
(Ana Fernandes, Patricia Lourenco, Alexandra Alegre, Maria Bacharel, Portugal)
03 Vancouver Experiment: Reinventinga Modern University Campus
(Susan Ross, Canada)
04 Modern Healthcare Buildings in Portugal. From Anamnesis to Institutional and Public Awarness.
(Daniela Arnaut, Portugal)

Session 11_Downtown Reloaded
(Session Chair: Ruth Verde Zein, Brazil)

01 The SESC Project. Going Modern as a Contemporary Urban Strategy
(Carlos Eduardo Comas, Marta Peixoto, Brazil)
02 The SESC Project. Going Modern as a Contemporary Urban Strategy
(Allan Shulman, USA)
03 The Insertion of Modern
(Fernando Diniz Moreira, Patricia Ataide, Brazil)
04 Before the Bilbao Effects: A Case Study of Hans Hollein‘s Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach
(Eva Branscome, UK)

Session 12_Updating Materials and Technology
(Session Chair: Uta Pottgeisser, Germany, Belgium)

01 White, Everything White? Josef Frank‘s Beer House (1930) in Vienna and its Materiality.
(Ivo Hammer, Germany, Robert Linke, Austria)
02 Restoring Jean Prouve. The »Buvette« at Evian and Other Technical Objects
(Giulia Marino, Switzerland)
03 Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Teak Window Wall Conservation Project.
(Kyle Normandin, Sara Lardinois, USA)
04 Yamanashi Communication Center as Modern Living Heritage. From Metabolic to Composite Conservation.
(Kenji Watanabe, Japan)

Session 13_Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact
(Session Chair: Franz Graf, Switzerland)

01 Energy Conservation vs. Heritage Conservation: Evaluating Thermal Rehabilitation Scenarios by the Case Study of Terrassenhaussiedlung in Graz.
(Alexander Eberl, Austria)
02 Assessing Strategically Historic Places of the Mid-20th Century in Scotland for Climate Change Impacts.
(Carsten Hermann, Scotland)
03 New Ways in Retrofitting Post War Dutch Tenement Apartment Buildings: CO2-neutral, Readability and Users Preferences
(Leo Oorschot, The Netherlands)
04 Tales From a Modernist Gallery: Incorporating Dwelling Experience in the 1956’s Porto Public Housing Programme.
(Paulo Providencia, Portugal)

Session 14_The Impact of Mobility
(Session Chair: Andrea Canziani, Italy)

01 Architecture in the Service of Socialist Motoring
(Peter Vorlik, Czech Republic)
02 The Beautiful Everyday Journey
(Roberta Marcaccio, UK)
03 The Adaptive Reuse of Obsolete Inner-City Car Parking Structures of Urban Farming and Local Food Production: 3 UK Case Studies
(Monika Szopinska-Mularz, Poland, Steffen Lehmann, Germany, Australia)
04 Assessing Authenticity: Valuing Use, Setting and Materiality
(Catherine Croft, UK)

Session 15_ Modernity and Political Upheaval
(Session Chair: Yoshiyuki Yamana, Japan)

01 Permanent Recreation – The Former Spa Sanatoriums Transformation Into Permanent Shelter of Internally Displaced Persons in The Republic of Georgia
(Martin Zaiček, Slovenia, Andrea Kalinova, Slovakia, Nano Zazanashvili, Georgia)
02 John Harris and Dubai. Political Insights, Urban Planning and Architectural Landmarks.
(Tiziano Aglieri Rinella, Italy, Dubai, Ruben Garcia Rubio, Spain, Dubai)
03 The Place of Modernism – architecture, politics and society in Johannesburg
(Brendan Hart, South Africa)
04 New Approaches to Expanding Niemeyer‘s CTA Design
(Marcos J. Carilho, Brazil)

Session 16_Educating for Preservation and Reuse
(Session Chair: Wessel de Jonge, The Netherlands)

01 How Modern Was Jože Plečnik and What Can We Learn From Him Today? His Famous Buildings in Vienna Then and Now
(Wolfgang H. Salcher, Austria)
02 Contributions of Academic Workshops to the Discussion of Re-Use of Modernist Buildings
(Michael Melenhorst, Germany, Francisco Teixeira Bastos, Portugal)
03 Learning to Reuse Modernity: The Educational Challenge
(Goncalo Canto Moniz, Portugal, Andrea Canziani, Italy, Carolina Quiroga, Argentina)
04 Dissolving »Urban Time Bubbles« Integrating Modern Military Heritage Within the Contemporary City
(Iris Kashman, Oren Ben Avraham, Israel)

17_ Identity and Nation-Building
(Session Chair: Bárbara Coutinho, Portugal)

01 Concrete Garden City: Trans(planting) the Nation, From 1950s to Present
(Eunice Seng, Singapore, Hong Kong)
02 The Clash of Nationalisms: Making Post-Socialist Identity on the Modern Heritage Bettlefield
(Aneta Vasileva, Bulgaria)
03 Modernist Architecture in Gdynia as a Factor of Social Unity and Integration
(Marek Stepa, Poland)
04 Survival of Modernist Identity During Early Socialism in Hungary
(Daniel Laczo, Hungary)

Session 18_ About Team 10_ Continuity and Change
(Session Chair: Hubert-Jan Henket, The Netherlands)

01 Re-thinking the Architecture of Appropriate human Habitat: The Example of Shushtar-e Nou, Iran (1975-85)
(Mohamad Sedighi, Iran, The Netherlands)
02 Myth and Metamorphosis: Aldo van Eyck‘s Orphanage (1960) in Amsterdam Restored
(Wessel de Jonge, The Netherlands)
03 The Economist Plaza. How to Create Sustainable Worksplace and Preserve Public Amenity?
(Deborah Saunt, UK)
04 In the Path of the »In-Between« From Buber to van Eyck and from Amsterdam to Sao Paulo
(Anat Falbel, Brazil)

POSTER PRESENTATION

01 Urban Transformation & Shifting in Production Modes 
(Shaden Awad, Manal Al-Bishawi, Palestine)
02 Modern Residential Architecture in Aleppo City. Transformations and Potentials for the Reconstruction of Old-Aleppo.
(Christine Kousa, Uta Pottgiesser, Els De , Syria, Germany, Belgium)
03 Identity and Conservation of Modern Architecture in Thailand Case Study: »Sala Phra Kiew« Student Union Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
(Suphawadee Ratanamart, Noppawan Ratanamart, Thailand)
04 From Controversial Design to Heritage Icon: Seidler‘s Shell House
(Cristina Garduno Freeman, Giorgio Marfella, Gareth Wilson, Australia)
05 Keeping Modernism Alive in Australia: Harry Seidler‘s Renovation of His 1950‘s Houses
(Mariana Martin, Australia)
06 Concrete Industrial Architecture in Italy 1950-1980: Documentation of a Changing Modern Heritage
(Maria Vittoria Santi, Anna Frangipane, Italy)
07 Guatemala Civic Center - Modern Heritage in Danger
(Sonia M. Fuentes, Guatemala)
08 Brasilia‘s Banking Sector as Incomplete Work, 1957-
(Helena Bender, Brazil, Switzerland)
09 Metamorphosis of the Hradecky Bridge
(Lara Slivnik, Slovenia)
10 Unintentional Continuity: Development Parallels of Early Modern Urban Planning (Cases: Bratislava, Slovak Republic and Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia)
(Henrieta Moravčikova, Laura Pastorekova, Eva Lovra, Slovak Republic)
11 Beyond the Growth Paradigm The Future of Transportation‘s Vertical Segregation Ruins Slovak Radio Building Bratislava
(Pater Szalay, Slovak Republic)
12 The Ferantov Vrt Project Students‘ Contribution to the Process of Preserving Modern Heritage
(Sonja Ifko, Slovenia)
13 Preserving the Integrity of Andre Brothers‘ Museums Despite the Evolution of Uses and Conditions of Conservation
(Caroline Bauer, France)
14 Post-Industrial Investigation of Xi‘an Abandoned Industry
(Chao Wu, Kecheng Liu, China)
15 Esma Pavilion by Roger Bastin and Jacques Dupuis A Modern Heritage to Preserve in Belgium
(Chiara Fucelli, Michael Pregardien, Laurent Debailleux, Belgium)
16 Modernist Architecture as a Means of Building the National Identity in the Polish People‘s Republic in the Years 1956-1980
(Blazej Ciarkowski, Poland)
17 The Change in the Tangible and the Intangible Heritage of Eskisehir Sugar Factory Residential Campus
(Figen Kivilcim Corakbas, Ayse Deniz Yesiltepe, Turkey)
18 Mihelič´s Building in the Urbanistic Context of MišÄević´s »Block Centar« in Osijek, Republic of Croatia
(Ines Ambruš, Denis Ambruš, Croatia)
19 Brutal and Fragile: Case Study of New Belgrade‘s »Concrete Baroque«
(Jelica Jovanović, Serbia)
20 The Ongoing History of Restaurant Savoy by Aino and Alvar Aalto
(Jonas Malmberg, Finland)
21 Metamorphosis of the Parliament in Prague: Building the Czechoslovak National Identity Through Archtectural Ideas and Urban Context
(Klara Bruhova, Czech Republic)
22 Mapping Individually Designed Soviet Housing in Riga, Latvia
(Liva Garkaje, Latvia)
23 Modernism at Extreme Altitudes. Examples of Leisure-Pursuit Buildings Constructed in the Second Republic of Poland (1918-1939)
(Maciej Motak, Poland)
24 Corridor-Free School Buildings by Emil Navinšek
(Mitja Zorc, Slovenia)
25 Curicica Sanatorium: Modern Architecture for Health at Risk
(Ana M. G. Albano Amora, Renato da Gama Rosa Costa, Brazil, Team: Leonardo Silvestre, Thaysa Malaquias, Michael Morouco.)
26 Building a Modern House in Northern Lebanon: 2 Siblings, 2 Houses
(Roula El Khoury Fayad, Lebanon)
27 Changes and Continuity: How to Trace Jul de Roover‘s Interior in His Transforming Modernist Oeuvre?
(Selin Geerinckx, Els De Vos, Belgium)
28 Architectural Concepts of Classical Antiquity In the Project of the French Embassy of Le Corbusier
(Silvia Raquel Chiarelli, Brazil)
29 The Appropiation of the Center of the Cultural Coexistence in Campinas »The Heart of the City«
(Taiana Car Vidotto, Ana M. R. G. Monteiro, Fernando Shigueo Nakandakare, Brazil)
30 A Pursue for the Destiny of the Arcade in the Twentieth Century: The Cases of Two Modernist Galleries in Brussels.
(Tine Poot, Els De Vos, Maarten Van Acker, Belgium)
31 From Vernacular to Modern – Dutch Natural Stone Out of the Context
(Wido J. Quist, The Netherlands)
32 Sustaining the Social History and Communal Spirit Through an Architectural Heritage Adaptive Reuse Project – Case Study of Revitalising the Oldest Modernist Social Housing »Mei Ho House« in Hong Kong
(Anna Waiyu Yau, Hong Kong)
33 Architecture for the Community: School Building by Franc Novak in Murska Sobota
(Meta Kutin, Slovenia)


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Alexander Tzonis 
Claes Caldenby
Damjan Prelovšek
Hubert-Jan Henket
Liane Lefaivre 
Vladimir Šlapeta
Špela Videčnik 
Rok Oman

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Ana Tostões
Hubert-Jan Henket
Zara Ferreira
Louise Noelle
Natasa Koselj


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Ana Tostões (Portugal) 
Andrea Canziani (Italy)
Bárbara Coutinho (Portugal)
Claes Caldenby (Sweden)
Eui-Sung Yi (Korea)
Franz Graf (Switzerland)
Henrieta Moravcikova (Slovakia)
Horacio Torrent (Chile)
João Belo Rodeia (Portugal)
Judi Loach (UK) 
Louise Noelle (Mexico)
Miles Glendinning (Scotland)
Natasa Koselj (Slovenia)
Ola Wedebrunn (Denmark)
Ruth Verde Zein (Brazil)
Uta Pottgiesser (Germany)
Yoshiyuki Yamana (Japan)
Zara Ferreira (Portugal)

Registration and feed: link
Programme and Keynote speakers: link
Paper presentations: link
Poster presentations: link
Summer School: Rethinking Innovation, Adapting Architectural Heritage
Student applications until 13th May! 2nd - 27th July 2018, Lille, France
DATE: 2/7/2018
"The 2018 France Excellence Summer School “Rethinking Innovation, Adapting Architectural Heritage” (Archi 2018) is co-organised by the Communauté d’Universités et Établissements Lille Nord de France (ComUE LNF) and the National School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of Lille (ENSAPL).

Archi 2018 will focus on the fundamental aspects of the city and the architecture of the 20th century. Particular emphasis will be laid on their transformation in the prospect of a sustainable 21st century.

This Summer School will provide, in an advanced and renowned architecture school, high-standard, English-taught classes, meetings with top-tier researchers in the field as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project.

European Credit Transfer and accumulation System (ECTS) credits will be delivered to the student attendees. A personalised Certificate of Completion will be provided to each participant for their achievements.


ENROLMENT
Admission criteria
Master level student
Excellent academic results & in-depth knowledge in architecture
Advanced English

- Preregistration 2018
Registration Deadline: May 13th
Maximum number of enrolments: 25

- Application 
To apply, European students should send an email to s-aithaddi@lille.archi.fr.

- Programme fees 
European students should send an email to s-aithaddi@lille.archi.fr.
The fees are all-inclusive (except the tickets to and from your country).
Accommodation & meals provided."

More details: website
Publication: The Report of mASEANa project 2017: 4th & 5th International Conference
by mASEANa project and the Docomomo Japan, 2018
DATE: 3/5/2018
Docomomo International is happy to announce The Report of mASEANa project 2017: 4th & 5th International Conference "modern living in Southeast Asia". This publication is a documentation report of the project Appreciating Asian modern: mASEANa project 2015-2020 and it was published and edited by mASEANa Project and the Japan Foundation, collaborately.

The mASEANa project is promoted by Docomomo Japan and came from the coalition of docomomo International, mAAN and ICOMOS ISC20c, with the support of the Japan Foundation, and the collaboration of the Toyota Foundation, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in south-east Asia.

The 4th mASEANa International Conference — "modern Living in Southeast Asia: between universality and locality" took place in the Istiqlal Mosque,  Jakarta, Indonesia, between 18 and 20 January 2018.

The 5th mASEANa International Conference — "Modern Life and Urbanization: modern Architecture in Japan and Southeast Asia" took place in the Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan Lounge Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 11th March 2018. 

Title: The Report of mASEANa project 2017: 4th & 5th International Conference "modern living in Southeast Asia"
Publisher: Docomomo Japan
Editors: mASEANa Project
Design, Photo: Hiroaki Anamizu, KeigoKubishiro
Printing: Tokyo Print
Kenneth Frampton Wins the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement
Ceremony: 26th May 2018, Ca’ Giustinian, Venice, Italy
DATE: 19/4/2018
Docomomo International congratulates the architect Kenneth Frampton for being announced the Golden Lion winner. 

"Kenneth Frampton Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

The acknowledgment will be awarded to Kenneth Frampton on May 26th, 2018 at Ca’ Giustinian, the headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia.

The English architect, historian, critic and educator Kenneth Frampton is the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
The decision was made by the Board of La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon recommendation of the Curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara suggested the name of the recipient with the following comments:
«Through his work, Kenneth Frampton occupies a position of extraordinary insight and intelligence combined with a unique sense of integrity. He stands out as the voice of truth in the promotion of key values of architecture and its role in society. His humanistic philosophy in relation to architecture is embedded in his writing and he has consistently argued for this humanistic component throughout all the various ‘movements’ and trends often misguided in architecture in the 20th and 21st century.»
«His experience as a practicing architect has given him a deep understanding of the process of designing and crafting buildings. This makes him both more sympathetic and more critical of the various forms of the practice of architecture. His consistent values in relation to the impact of architecture on society, together with his intellectual generosity, position him as a uniquely important presence in the world of architecture.»
The President of La Biennale di Venezia Paolo Baratta stated:
«There is no student of the faculties of architecture who is unfamiliar with his Modern Architecture: A Critical History. The Golden Lion goes this year to a “maestro”, and in this sense it is also intended to be a recognition of the importance of the critical approach to the teaching of architecture.»"
(by La Biennale di Venezia)

More details: website
X Docomomo Iberian Congress: El Fundamento Social de la Arquitectura; de lo Vernáculo y lo Moderno, una Síntesis Cargada de Oportunidades [The Social Foundation of Architecture; of the Vernacular and the Modern, a Synthesis Loaded with Opportunities]
18th-20th April 2018, Badajoz
DATE: 18/4/2018
On 18th April 2018, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões presented the lecture "No son genios lo que necesitamos ahora. Habitats modernos" in the X Docomomo Iberian Congress: El Fundamento Social de la Arquitectura; de lo Vernáculo y lo Moderno, una Síntesis Cargada de Oportunidades [The Social Foundation of Architecture; of the Vernacular and the Modern, a Synthesis Loaded with Opportunities].
This congress, organized jointly by the DOCOMOMO Ibérico Foundation, the Official College of Architects of Extremadura, the General Directorate of Architecture, Ministry of Health and Social Policies of the Extremadura Board, as well as the University of Extremadura, the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain, the University of Évora and the Ordem dos Arquitectos of Portugal, were convened under the motto El Fundamento Social de la Arquitectura; de lo Vernáculo y lo Moderno, una Síntesis Cargada de Oportunidades [The Social Foundation of Architecture; of the Vernacular and the Modern, a Synthesis Loaded with Opportunities].
2nd RMB Conference: TEACHING THROUGH DESIGN
6th - 7th April 2018, Santa Clara a Nova Convent, Coimbra, Portugal
DATE: 6/4/2018
The RMB Conference 2018 was held in Coimbra, within the framework of the Colloquium ´Teaching through Design´, organized by the Department of Architecture and the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, since 2012.

The RMB Conference is an activity of the European Erasmus Project “Reuse of Modernist Buildings – Design tools for sustainable transformations”, under Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (Detmold, Germany) coordination, along with the University of Coimbra, the University of Antwerp, the Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa, the Technical University of Istanbul and Docomomo.

The conference was composed by four sessions – tools, methods, interdisciplinary, research– focusing on the fundaments and on the advanced issues of the design process related to the Reuse of Modernist Buildings (RMB).

“Architecture education is facing new challenges due to crises of the globalization and climate change, that has strong impacts on the role of the architect today. The profession is changing and therefore different ways of training architects are demanded. This question is especially relevant for the renovation of those urban areas where modernist buildings from the second part of the 20th century are waiting for strategic interventions – to be repaired, to be renewed, to be reconstructed or to be demolished.
The architect needs new tools because just drawing is not enough anymore to understand neither the building nor the people who live there. The methodologies are more complex because they have to integrate not only the technical and spatial dimension but also the social one. This inclusive approach demands not only for new tools but also needs the dialogue with other disciplines, promoting an effective interdisciplinarity. Considering these topics, the architecture classroom is becoming more lab than a workshop, where new tools and methods are researched and explored, developing hypotheses that are tested in the design studios.” In RMB website

More details: website
XI Congreso Internacional - Historia de la Arquitectura Moderna Española [XI International Congress - History of Modern Spanish Architecture]
26th - 28th April 2018, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
DATE: 26/4/2018
"There are many accounts of the genesis of the Modern Movement that establish their origins in the technological and functional action of engineers, aesthetically carefree; Technology often appears as a causal argument for novelties in the design of its built spaces. This has often led to seeing the aesthetic progress of modernity as something found and subordinated, forced by the new materials, as an inevitable result.

Perhaps it is worth the vice versa and it may be thought that these technological advances are just a response to the new spatial and functional needs. In any case, they have accompanied throughout the 20th century the aesthetic, spatial and even functional characterization of architecture.

Its evolution is known inseparable from the possibilities deductible from the appearance of reinforced concrete and prestressing, steel and aluminum, laminated glass, electric light, elevators, air conditioning; perhaps modern architecture is not understood, even, but in the light of utopian expectations linked to them.

Whatever role we should recognize the industry in its definition, in short, modern architecture can not be understood without these advances. The spectacular developments of architecture in terms of expressiveness and language depend on them, however much they have not achieved the fanciful results dreamed by some in the happy twenties.

The expiration of technical solutions has weighed some of the plastic achievements of modern architecture. Not a few of its most striking fruits are damaged in its recognition and esteem for the defects derived from the use of bold or not very mature advances at the time. However, this is undoubtedly something to understand that something to magnify as part of the ´must´ of modern architecture."

More details: website [Spanish]
Conference: International Meeting on Modern Heritage and Best Practices: Sustainability, Conservation, Management and Architectural Design
21st-24th March 2018, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
DATE: 21/3/2018
Docomomo Chile, Docomomo International and the Faculty of Architecture Design and Urban Studies of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile organized a meeting on good practices on modern heritage between 21st and 24th March 2018.

The theme of best practices on modern heritage refers to the set of procedures, ethical guidelines, principles and actions that - through exemplary cases - can configure the most appropriate, judicious and efficient course of action for sustainability, conservation, better management and good design regarding the relationship between heritage and new architecture.

The preservation of modern buildings and complexes, as well as urban spaces and landscape interventions is a dynamic activity, recognizing a growing complexity and expanding its limits beyond any established orthodoxy. In an increasingly diverse context, it is necessary to identify the value of specific cases as examples that can guide the conservation and re-use actions and face the challenges that the different situations pose.

How will modern heritage be preserved and managed? What good practices can be promoted in this field? What can constitute sustainable management of heritage? What can be the heritage sustainability strategies? What role does the community and the citizenry play in these conservation and management practices? What is the role of the experts? What is the role of public agencies and funding agencies, public or private? Which practices deserve to be promoted? 
What role can be played by interventions of new architecture that adapt heritage to current requirements?

These are some of the questions that this International Meeting intends to install on the public agenda.

The meeting aims to discuss and conceptualize best practices on modern heritage, in the fields of sustainability, conservation, management and the relationship with current architecture. The meeting is conceived as a framework to enable interaction between international and national experts with cultural managers and the community.

Likewise, the idea is to promote the consideration of modern heritage among the people, public agents and architecture practitioners, through a series of activities that stress the relevance of local heritage and current experiences being carried out, as well as the possibilities for conservation, management and re-use interventions within the framework of sustainability.

The meeting aims to present a wide range of cases and proposals that can configure good practices integrating themes such as:
- social participation; economic sustainability; energy efficiency, innovative technologies, guidelines, standards and requirements.
- conservation, materiality, integrity, technical solutions, added values, analytic methodologies, paradigmatic cases
- management, public policies, legislation and regulation constraints, education, public concerns, recognizing public values; activism; exemplary cases
- architectural design, adaptivity; spatial and functional transformations, design methods and tools, hybrid strategies, paradigmatic interventions.

Photo report: Facebook
More details: website
Documentary: O Arquitecto de Lisboa [The Architect of Lisbon]
DATE: 28/3/2018
Original title: O Arquitecto de Lisboa [The Architect of Lisbon]
Film director and Authorship: Joaquim Vieira
Scientific consulting: Ana Tostões
Production: Nanook
Year: 2018

O Arquitecto de Lisboa [The Architect of Lisbon], a documentary by Joaquim Vieira with the participation of the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostoes, as scientific consultant, is now available online.

This documentary narrates the life and work of one of the pioneers of the Modern Movement in Portugal, Pardal Monteiro (1897-1957), who largely contributed to Lisbon architecture during the central decades of the 20th century.

“The architect Porfírio Pardal Monteiro transformed the face of Lisbon in the central decades of the twentieth century with such emblematic projects as Cais do Sodré Railway Station, Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Seminary of Olivais, Igreja de Nossa Senhora of Fátima, the building of the Diário de Notícias, the Gares Marítimas de Alcântara and the Rocha do Conde de Óbidos, the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, the University City (Rectory and Faculties of Law and of Letters), Tivoli Hotels, Mundial and Ritz, or the National Library.” (in Rtp)
Joaquim Vieira´s documentary highlights the most outstanding aspects of the creative legacy of Pardal Monteiro, through the reflection on the unpublished manuscript the architect wrote in the last years of life. Alongside with all contributions to this production, in particular his daughter’s participation, this manuscript and the altogether testimonies consolidate not only his personality but also his aesthetic options.

Porfírio Pardal Monteiro was born in Sintra, Portugal, the youngest of six siblings. In 1904 he went to live in Lisbon with one of his brothers, city where he studied Architecture at the School of Fine Arts in Lisbon (1910-1919). While still at the School of Fine Arts Pardal Monteiro started to work in the studio of Miguel Ventura Terra, one of the most reference architects of the beginning of the century in Portugal. From 1919 on, Pardal Monteiro dedicates his professional life to the practice of architecture becoming later a Professor as well.

Watch full documentary: Rtp play
More details: Rtp website
X Docomomo Iberian Congress: El Fundamento Social de la Arquitectura; de lo Vernáculo y lo Moderno, una Síntesis Cargada de Oportunidades [The Social Foundation of Architecture; of the Vernacular and the Modern, a Synthesis Loaded with Opportunities]
18th-20th April 2018, Badajoz
DATE: 18/4/2018
Docomomo Iberia announces the X Docomomo Iberian Congress to be held between 18th and 20th April 2018, in Badajoz.
This congress, organized jointly by the DOCOMOMO Ibérico Foundation, the Official College of Architects of Extremadura, the General Directorate of Architecture, Ministry of Health and Social Policies of the Extremadura Board, as well as the University of Extremadura, the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain, the University of Évora and the Ordem dos Arquitectos of Portugal, is convened under the motto El Fundamento Social de la Arquitectura; de lo Vernáculo y lo Moderno, una Síntesis Cargada de Oportunidades [The Social Foundation of Architecture; of the Vernacular and the Modern, a Synthesis Loaded with Opportunities].

More details: website [Spanish]
Interviews by Docomomo International
New York, Philadelphia, USA
DATE: 15/2/2018
In February, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, led interviews to Prof. Kenneth Frampton (Columbia University, New York, USA), to Jong Soung Kimm (SAC International, Ltd., Architects Consultants, Seoul, Korea), to William Whitaker (Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA) and to David Brownlee (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA).

The interviews will be available soon.
Meeting with Docomomo US and Icomos ISC 20
20th February, Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois, Chicago, USA
DATE: 20/2/2018
Last 20th February, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, met the Chair of Docomomo US, Theo Prudon, and the Chair of ICOMOS ISC 20, Gunny Harboe, in Chicago.

Gunny Harboe, leading architect of the restoration of Chicago´s Unity Temple (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1905–1908), provided a extensive tour throught the building presenting the restoration processes undertaken.
Meeting with Docomomo US/Philadelphia
24th February 2018, Philadelphia, USA
DATE: 24/2/2018
On the previous 24th February, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, met Docomomo US/Philadelphia, having visited the following Louis Kahn Houses: Fred and Elaine Clever House (1957-62), Norman & Doris Fisher House (1960-67), Steven & Toby Korman House (1971-73), finalized by a reception at the Esherick House (1959-62) organised by Docomomo US/Philadelphia.

Photo report: Facebook
IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Spring 2018
9th March 2018, aud. Abreu Faro, Complexo Interdisciplinar, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 9/3/2018
On 9th March 2018 the IST PhD Week Spring 2018 will take place at Instituto Superior Técnico - University of Lisbon, Portugal, with the communication of Prof. Marco Mulazzani (Ferrara University), "The Architect and the Arts: Luigi Moretti, Baroque and Caravaggio".

Additionally, Prof. Marco Mulazzani will give two open lectures:
– 6th March – Allestimenti e Musei in Italia 1930-1970 
– 8th March – Architetture a Milano 1900-1960

Marco Mulazzani
Marco Mulazzani (Pesaro, 1959) is associate professor of History of Architecture at the Ferrara University. Since 1998 he is member of the editorial board of the magazine Casabella and curator, since 2009, of Almanacco di Casabella, an annual special edition dedicated to young Italian architects. He has published, among others, the volumes I padiglioni della Biennale. Venezia 1887-1988 (Electa 1988), Guida all’architettura italiana del Novecento (Electa 1991, with S. Polano); Luigi Moretti. Opere e scritti (Electa 2000, Princeton Architectural Press 2002, with F. Bucci), Giuseppe Vaccaro (Electa 2002), Massimo e Gabriella Carmassi (Electa 2004), Francesco Mansutti e Gino Miozzo. Architetture per la gioventù (Skira-MART 2005), Architetti italiani. Le nuove generazioni (Electa 2006), Case del balilla. Architettura e fascismo (Electa 2008, with R. Capomolla and R. Vittorini), Ipostudio. La concretezza della modernità (Electa 2008); Architettura e paesaggio costruito. Palerm & Tabares de Nava (Electa 2010); Recupero, conservazione, riuso. Un centro culturale nel mattatoio di Roma. Massimo Carmassi (Electa 2011); Architetture, luoghi, Paesaggi. Marco Ciarlo Associati (Electa 2011); Werner Tscholl. Architetture / Architekturen (Electa 2013).

More details: PDF below
ISC/Interior Seminar, Excursions & Workshop: Plastics in Modern Movement Interiors Conservation and (re-) Design of Synthetic Finishing, Furniture and Products
5th-9th March 2018, Antwerp, Belgium
DATE: 5/3/2018
The first Docomomo ISC on Interiors (ISC/I) event - Plastic in Modern Movement Interiors Conservation and (re-)Design of Synthetic Finishing, Furniture and Products - took place between 5th and 9th March 2018 at the Faculty of Design Sciences of the University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

The meeting consisted in a Seminar, Excursions and Workshop, organized in collaboration with Docomomo Belgium and the Docomomo ISC on Technology (ISC/T).

See the detailed programme in the PDF attached.

Photographic Report: Docomomo International Facebook Page
Conference: The Fifth mASEANa International Conference
11th March 2018, Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan Lounge Hall, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 11/3/2018
"The mASEANa project, launched in November 2015 and ending in 2020, addresses diverse issues related to the modern architecture in Southeast Asia from both the Japanese and the local perspectives with the support of DOCOMOMO Japan and the Japan Foundation. This international conference has previously been held in Tokyo (March 2013 and 2017), Hanoi (January 2017), Jakarta (January 2017), now is returning to Tokyo and will be organized in Jiyugakuen, a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

As the sequel of the 4th conference held in Jakarta, specialists from Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines will be focusing around the theme of modern lifestyle and urbanization as seen through the modern architecture in Japan and Southeast Asia. Besides housing, the conference will also discussing the issues related to sports facilities, urbanization and citizens lifestyle."

The mASEANa Project 2015-2020: Appreciating Asian Modern is a project promoted by docomomo Japan that came from the coalition of docomomo International, mAAN and ICOMOS ISC20c, with the support of the Japan Foundation with The Toyota Foundation, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in south-east Asia.

More details: mASEANa websitemASEANa Project Facebook

Program: PDF below
Book Launch: Time Frames: Conservation Policies for Twentieth-Century Architectural Heritage
7th February 2018, Italian Cultural Institute, London, UK
DATE: 7/2/2018
Time Frames provides a reconnaissance on the conservation rules and current protection policies of more than 100 countries, with particular attention to the emerging nations and twentieth-century architecture. The contributions illustrate the critical issues related to architectural listings, with a brief history of national approaches, a linkography and a short bibliography. The book also provides a short critical lexicography, with 12 papers written by scholars and experts including topics on identities, heritages, conservation, memories and the economy. By examining the methods used to designate building as heritage sites across the continents, this book provides a comprehensive overview of current protection policies of twentieth-century architecture as well as the role of architectural history.

This book was published with the patronage of Docomomo International and includes a preface written by its Chair, Prof. Ana Tostões.

More details: PDF below

Book review available at Issuu
Talks: La Nuit des Idées [Night of Ideas]
25th January 2018, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 25/1/2018
"In the 50 years of May 68, one of its main slogans "the imagination to power" was present in a night full of animation, with conferences, debates, performances and many guests that will go through the various spaces of the Foundation. From 7 pm to midnight, and with free admission to all events, this "Night of Ideas" places Lisbon among the more than 40 cities around the world for the first time to participate in the project of the French government to celebrate the flow of ideas between countries, cultures, themes and generations."

The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, participated with the lecture "Tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo"* [I have in me all the dreams of the world].

*Reference to Fernando Pessoa´s poem "Tabacaria".

More details: website [Portuguese]

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page
Call for Students: RMB Workshop - Coimbra Modern City Today: from functional buildings to community spaces
6th - 11th April 2018, Santa Clara Convent, Coimbra, Portugal
DATE: 26/1/2018
"After the RMB Workshop 2017 in the region of Marl (Germany), now is the time to work in Coimbra, a university city in the centre of Portugal.

In April 2018, the Re-use of Modernist Buildings (RMB) project, financed by ERASMUS PLUS, is going to organize the 2nd RMB Workshop to rethink the urban areas developed according to the De Groer Urban Plan of 1940 (figure 1).

De Groer and then Almeida Garrett, in 1955, proposed the expansion of Coimbra urban centre through the creation or consolidation of settlements in the first or second ring of the existing city. In this sense, Coimbra developed one neighbourhood for industrial activity and social housing in Pedrulha (north), and other for medium class housing, education and sports in Calhabé (south). The first is related with the road and the train line to Porto and the second is connected with the road and the train to Miranda do Corvo and Lousã.

These modern plans established in 1940s and 1950s were built by a functional architecture for industrial, housing, educational buildings and for complexes to install the third sector services. These architecture is either out-dated, abandoned or in bad condition, or even in ruins, due to the political, economic, and social changes.

More and more, it is needed that most of these housing, educational and industrial project typologies be re-evaluated, in order to understand its capacity to be adapted to current demands, needs and aspirations of the people, from neighbours to institutions.

For this workshop a total of 40 Master students will be selected, eight from each partner university, to form five different working groups of eight students each. Each group will be constituted by students from the five partner universities of RMB project and tutors that will support the team work. Each team will work on a specific
architectural typology and will have a tutor from Coimbra, other from one of the five universities and one more from other discipline, as art, anthropology, sociology, engineer, and geography.

The Workshop students and tutors are invited to participate in the RMB Colloquium, where the lectures and debates will take place in the two first days, 6 and 7 April."

Docomomo International is one of the RMB project partners, together with the following High Education institutions, with complementary experiences and competences in the field of design methodology, practical adaptive reuse, refurbishment and improvement and policy-making on housing and urban development:

HS OWL, Detmold School for Architecture and Interior Architecture – Detmold, Germany (Coordinator);
ITU, Department of Architecture – Istanbul, Turkey;
ULisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon, Portugal;
Universidade de Coimbra, Faculty of Science and Technology - Coimbra, Portugal;
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Design Sciences – Antwerp, Belgium.

Selection criteria and more details: PDF below
Call for Papers: RMB Conference 2018 - Teaching Through Design
6th - 7th April 2018, Santa Clara a Nova Convent, Coimbra, Portugal
DATE: 10/2/2018
2nd RMB Conference: Teaching Through Design: In search for interdisciplinary tools and methods
for the Reuse of Modernist Buildings

Call for Papers

The 2nd RMB Conference 2018 will be held in Coimbra, in the frame of the Colloquium Teaching through Design that was firstly organized by the Department of Architecture and the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra in 2012.

The RMB Conference is an activity of the European Erasmus Project “Reuse of Modernist Buildings - Design tools for sustainable transformations”, coordinated by Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (Detmold, Germany), with University of Coimbra, the University of Antwerp, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Istambul and Docomomo International.

Theme
The conference will be organized in four sessions – TOOLS, METHODS, INTERDISCIPLINARITY, RESEARCH – focused both on the fundaments and on the advanced issues of the design process related to the Reuse od Modernist Buildings (RMB)
Architecture education is facing new challenges due to crises of the globalization, that as strong impacts in the role of the architect today. In fact the profession is changing and demanding for other way of training the architects. This question is specially relevant for the renovation of the urban areas where the buildings produced in the 20th century are waiting for strategic interventions – to be repaired, to be renewed, to be reconstructed or to be demolish.

The architect needs new tools because drawing is not enough to understand neither the building nor the people who lives there. The methodologies are more complex because they have to integrate not only the technical dimension but also the social one. These inclusive approach demands for a dialogue with other disciplines, promoting an effective interdisciplinarity. Considering these three topics, architecture classroom is becoming more lab than a workshop, where research explores new tools and methods, testing their hypothesis namely in the design studios.

Call for papers
In this sense, we invite scholars to present an abstract to one of these four sessions:
- TOOLS for Reuse of Modernist Buildings
- METHODS for Reuse of Modernist Buildings
- INTERDISCIPLINARITY on Reuse of Modernist Buildings
- RESEARCH on Reuse of Modernist Buildings
The proposals can be focus either on a professional practice or on a pedagogical experience.
Abstract with 400 words in English (APA Style)

Informations and Abstract Submission here

Important Dates
2 january 2018 - Open the call for papers
10 february  2018 - Close call for papers
18 february 2018 - Results call for papers
20 march 2018 – Deadline full tex

More details: website + PDF below
Launching of Docomomo Journal n. 57 — Modern Southeast Asia
20th January 2018, Istiqlal Mosque, Al Hikmah Seminar Room, no. 84, Jakarta, Indonesia
DATE: 20/1/2018
The launching of  Docomomo Journal 57 — Modern Southeast Asia took place at the Istiqlal Mosque (Al Hikmah Seminar Room, no. 84), in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 20th January 2018.

To buy the journal: link
Conference: The Fourth mASEANa International Conference
18th - 20th January 2018, Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, Indonesia
DATE: 18/1/2018
The Fourth mASEANa International Conference — Modern Living in Southeast Asia: between Universality and Locality — was held at the Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, Indonesia, between 18th and 20th January 2018. 

About mASEANa
mASEANa Project is a collaboration platform set up by modern Asian Architecture Network (mAAN, established in 2001) along with Docomomo International and Docomomo Japan (established in 2000).

Inaugurated during its first meeting in Tokyo, 2015, mASEANA Project sets to form a 5-year collaborative platform (until 2020) for researchers working on the documentation, inventory, historiography, as well as preservation of modern Southeast Asian architecture and architects. “mASEANa” stands for “modern ASEAN architecture” with small “m” and small “a” of the 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, and Myanmar).

Following an inventory project conducted in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, Vietnam, the 2nd mASEANa was held in Hanoi, 2017, brought up the topic of “pioneers of modern architecture in Southeast Asia”. The third meeting was conducted in Tokyo to strengthen the collaboration and to set up the next steps in Jakarta, 2018.

Theme: Modern Living
The 4th mASEANa conference in Jakarta calls for experiences from Southeast Asian countries on how the everyday life in the region and architecture interacted. The 4th mASEANa conference would like to expand the current knowledge on how modern architectural ideas can suggest a new modern lifestyle to Southeast Asian communities, as well as to know how modern architecture is perceived, adapted and appropriated into various cultural and geographical contexts.

After investigating narratives and figures behind the creation of modernist architectural monuments in previous conferences, mASEANa is now interested on exploring issues related with settlements, housing, and houses developed in Southeast Asia during the 20th century. Due to the region’s cultural diversity and geographical expanse, many transformations of traditional villages and vernacular dwellings due to modern influences might be expected. mASEANa would like to map how particular housing types were developed in accordance to certain policies or political orientations; to research how the importation of specific architectural styles was reflected in the design of houses, as part of the bigger cultural picture happening in specific times; to have a glimpse on Southeast Asian living spaces and interiors, namely how the traditional composition of spaces tends to resist or to accommodate new ideas such as the concept of modern hygiene, privacy, new kinship, family values, etc."

The 4th mASEANa Conference is co-organized by Docomomo Japan, Hayashi Laboratory IIS the University of Tokyo, Pusat Dokumentasi Arsitektur, and arsitekturindonesia.org.

Schedule: link

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page
Lecture: Culture and Climate: the Modern Diaspora between Africa and Brazil
15th January, National University of Singapore, Singapore
DATE: 15/1/2018
On 15th January 2018, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões presented the lecture "Culture and Climate: the Modern Diaspora between Africa and Brazil" at National University of Singapore, Singapore.

More details: PDF below
New Partner Institution: Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft
Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft, Cologne, Germany
DATE: 21/12/2017
Docomomo International is happy to inform that Docomomo members are now free of charge in the Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft to:
. Use the archives for research purposes
. Attend all the events in the Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft
. Book tours

About Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft
"The UAA Foundation is an independent institution promoting architectural science. Seat of the UAA is the former residential and office building of the internationally renowned architect Oswald Mathias Ungers (1926-2007) in Cologne, which was built in 1959 and expanded in 1989/90 to a library extension. The foundations of the foundation are the outstanding architectural library of O.M. and Liselotte Ungers (1926-2010) and the complete artistic and intellectual estate of O.M. Ungers.

The aim of the UAA Foundation is to make the historically significant listed building complex Belvederestraße 60, library and estate accessible to the general public and the professional world through a diverse range of programs and to design it as a platform for an interdisciplinary architectural discourse. Library and estate are provided to scholars and students for research and teaching. Exhibitions, guided tours, lectures, summer schools or workshops are intended to convey architectural history and architectural theory, thereby laying the foundations for the development of a Baukultur consciousness."

More details: webiste [German]
New Partner Institution: NGO Urban Forms Center
NGO Urban Forms Center, Kiev, Ukraine
DATE: 20/12/2017
Docomomo International is happy to inform that we have signed a partnership protocol with NGO Urban Forms Center.

This agreement intends to establish the terms for a cooperation and exchange relationship between the signing parties, so that both institutions can benefit from programs and projects, within their areas of activity. 

More details soon!

About NGO Urban Forms Center
"Urban Forms Center is a non-governmental organization that specializes in the field of sustainable urban development, community development, research of the architectural and cultural heritage of Ukraine and the world.
Under the Charter of Organization, the mission of the Organization is to develop and implement programs, projects and activities aimed at sustainable development of communities, architecture, design, and urban environment together with addressing social, economic and environmental problems."


Website: link
New Partner Institution: Architectuul
Architectuul, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 20/12/2018
Docomomo International is happy to inform that we have signed a partnership protocol with Architectuul.

This agreement intends to establish the terms for a cooperation and exchange relationship between the signing parties, so that both institutions can benefit from programs and projects, within their areas of activity. 

More details soon!

About Architectuul
"Architectuul was created in 2010 as an open world wide architecture community by a team of architects, graphic designers and software engineers. We share exciting building projects and promote their creators - from the acclaimed to the forgotten, from the classic to the contemporary, from the beautiful to the bizarre - we are building a home for the built environment on the internet."

Website: link
Docomomo International at the Centenary of the Independence of Finland
6th December 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/12/2017
On the last 6th December 2017, Docomomo International was present in the celebration of the centenary of the independence of Finland. 

The day culminated in the lighting of the Tower of Belém with a flag of Finland, which was attended by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Call for Candidacies: Docomomo International Headquarters after 2018
DATE: 31/3/2017
Dear Docomomo Chapters,

In August 2018, at the 15th Docomomo Council Meeting, our mandate heading the Docomomo International Secretariat, with Headquarters in Lisbon, will end. A new mandate and a new headquarters to host the future Docomomo International Secretariat must be voted.

By then, we will be celebrating 30 years of notable collective efforts towards the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement. We believe that the hard work developed in the last years to keep up the activity of Docomomo International with quality and improvement was huge and worthwhile. It has been enthusiastically recognized by members, partners and friends worldwide that the efforts of Docomomo envisaging a sustainable future for the Modern Movement built production and ideas must keep evolving, addressing the increasingly stimulating challenges of our current world.

Asking for your best attention to the cause, we would like to encourage Docomomo chapters to apply for hosting the next Headquarters of Docomomo International. Candidacies are very welcome before 22 December 2017. 

Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely yours,

Ana Tostões
Chair
Concurso: Estágios no Docomomo International
26 Janeiro, Docomomo International HQ, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 26/1/2018
O Docomomo International procura colaboradores para estágios até 12 meses.

Os interessados devem enviar candidatura (com CV e Carta de Motivação em pdf único) até dia 26 de janeiro para docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa.pt, com o título “Candidatura [nome do candidato]”.

Edital do concurso: https://goo.gl/KrJ9m9
Magazine Launch: Revista Estudos Italianos em Portugal [Italian Studies Magazine in Portugal]
11th December 2017, Instituto Italiano de Cultura, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 11/12/2017
On 11th December 2017, Prof. Ana Tostões and Prof. Rita Marnoto will present the number 12 of the Revista Estudos Italianos em Portugal [Italian Studies Magazine in Portugal] dedicated to arquitecture in the Instituto Italiano de Cultura, Lisboa, Portugal.

More details: website [portuguese]
Gérard Monnier (1935-2017)
Gérard Monnier passed away on 23 November 2017
DATE: 23/11/2017
Docomomo International wishes to convey the sincerest condolences at the passing of Professor Gérard Monnier to his family, Docomomo France chair, members and friends. 

Gérard Monnier was the Honorary President and founder of Docomomo France (1991), an eminent historian of 20th century architecture and professor emeritus of the University Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Reference researcher and author in the field of the history of the Modern Movement (http://www.lille.archi.fr/ressources/20477/30/1.pdf). 

Gérard Monnier served with honor and skilled commitment Docomomo. 

It is a great lost for our community. 

The funeral is scheduled for next Wednesday, November 29th.

He will be remembered with joy and proud.
Conference: “Siza & Pallasmaa. Dialogues North-South”
29th November 2017, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 29/11/2017
In the framework of the commemorations of the centenary of Finland, the Embassy of Finland in Lisbon and Docomomo International, with the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, held a special conference-dialogue between Álvaro Siza and Juhani Pallasmaa, with the moderation of Ana Tostões. The session was focused on the architectural exchanges established between North and South, in the second half of 20th century, with a focus on the finish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) legacy. 

The conference “Siza & Pallasmaa. Dialogues North-South” took place in the Auditório 2 of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 29th November. 

Watch the full conference at Docomomo International Youtube Channel.
Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page.
Interview to Juhani Pallasmaa
by Diário de Notícias
DATE: 28/11/2017
In the framework of the conference "Siza & Pallasmaa. Dialogues North-South" that took place in Auditorio 2 of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, last 29th November 2017, Juhani Pallasmaa was interviewed by the Portuguese newspaper Diário de Noticias.

Interview: link
Publication: 100 Buildings
Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi, Rizzoli, October 2017
DATE: 30/11/2017
Docomomo International is proud to have collaborated on the following book:

"The twentieth century was a remarkable period in architectural history. Rivaling the transformative achievements of ancient Greece, the Gothic period or the Renaissance, the twentieth century galvanized radical developments in building technology, architectural theory, and space that paralleled global revolutions in politics, economics, and social values. Knowledge of the twentieth century´s accomplishments is fundamentally critical for all students of architecture.

More than 50 internationally renowned architects were asked to list the top 100 twentieth century buildings they would teach to architecture students. The contributors were encouraged to select built projects where formal, spatial, technological, and organizational concepts responded to dynamic historical, cultural, social, and political circumstances. The capacity of these buildings to resist, adapt, and invent new typologies solidifies their timeless relevance to future challenges.

The result is a master list of the top 100 ´must-know´ built works of architecture designed and completed between 1900 and 2000."

To buy it: website
12th Seminar Docomomo Brazil: Architecture and Urbanismo of the Modern Movement. Brazilian Cultural Heritage: Conservation, Diffusion and Society
21st-24th November 2017, Uberlândia, Brazil
DATE: 21/11/2017
Between 21st and 24th November the 12th Seminar Docomomo Brazil: "Arquitetura e Urbanismo do Movimento Moderno. Patrimônio Cultural Brasileiro: Preservação, Difusão e Sociedade" [Architecture and Urbanism of the Modern Movement. Brazilian Cultural Heritage: Preservation, Diffusion and Society] took place at Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo e Design e no Programa de Pós-graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

This event occured in the occasion of the first congress "Iberoamericano de História Urbana" [Iberoamerican of Urban History] organised by Asociación Iberoamericano de História Urbana with the purpose to debate preservation and diffusion of Modern Movement Brazilian architecture in a way to achieve the society recognition. For that, the thematics present were:
- The reception and diffusion of modern Brazilian architecture and urbanism in the full extent of its approach
- Preservation Practices of Modern Architecture and Urbanism
- Patrimonial Education Practices (actions and projects)
- The training of future professionals and the preservation of the Modern Movement

Regarding the conference, two additional activities were planned:
- Two Workshops in Belo Horizonte and Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil (17th-20th November)
- MomoTour to Araxá, Minas Gerais, Brazil (25th November)

The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, presented the closing lecture entitled "O Docomomo Internacional e suas ações junto a sociedade" [The Docomomo Internacional and its actions in the society].

More details: website

Programme: PDF below [Portuguese]
RMB Conference 2017
23rd-24th November 2017, Detmold, Germany
DATE: 23/11/2017
Since the beginning of the 21st Century climate change and globalization have influenced the world and all societies tremendously and have also affected the way we are building. ‘Resilience’ describes the function and ability of buildings and their facades to recover from or adjust easily to change; this can either be in a direct way to specific stresses forced by water, wind, fire, explosion, earthquake or thermal vulnerability but also in an indirect way seen as a general ability of adaptivity to different changes. ‘Resilience’ addresses the impacts of climate change and globalization and of safety and security requirements on the building envelope.

The first edition of the Detmold Conference Week 2017 connected education and research, scholars and professionals in different events and formats: a master workshop and two conferences (Conference ´Facade 2017´ + RMB Conference) addressed the topic ‘Resilience’, discussing the approaches of resilient design and construction for buildings and facades.

The Conference ´Facade 2017´, which took place on Friday, 24th November 2017, represented the 13th edition (since 2005) of an European Facade Network conference-series. At this year´s conference ´Facade 2017´, international speakers discussed the relevance of resilient concepts and constructions and their impact on design, fabrication and life cycle of facades. 

Within the framework of the Detmold Conference Week 2017, the consortium of the Erasmus+ project ‘RMB: Re-use of Modernist Buildings. Design Tools for Sustainable Transformations’ organized a RMB Conference/Session "Resilience in Modernist Buildings", on Thursday, 23rd November 2017. Contributions put under discussion the theme of Resilience focused on the facades of modernist buildings from the 20th century.

Docomomo International is one of the RMB project partners, together with the following High Education institutions, with complementary experiences and competences in the field of design methodology, practical adaptive reuse, refurbishment and improvement and policy-making on housing and urban development:

HS OWL, Detmold School for Architecture and Interior Architecture – Detmold, Germany (Coordinator);
ITU, Department of Architecture – Istanbul, Turkey;
ULisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon, Portugal;
Universidade de Coimbra, Faculty of Science and Technology - Coimbra, Portugal;
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Design Sciences – Antwerp, Belgium.

For more information please follow the link: website
Rem Koolhaas video interview by Hubert-Jan Henket
Available online for educational purposes
DATE: 30/1/2017
The Rem Koolhaas video interview made by Hubert-Jan Henket exclusively for the 14th International Docomomo Conference – “Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement towards the Future” (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 6-9 September 2016) is now available at Docomomo International Youtube Chanel for educational purposes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdjFYUTDUjU&feature=youtu.be.

Besides the already special thanks given to Rem Koolhaas and Hubert-Jan Henket, Docomomo International thanks Annelies Uittenbogaard and Studiozicht for the movie edition and Leonardo Calvi, Remi Wang and Jean-Paul Corten by the ceded pictures.

WARNING: This video is for educational purposes only and cannot be downloaded. If anyone wishes to use it for other purposes, please contact Annelies Uittenbogaard: au@studiozicht.com.


15th International Docomomo Conference 2018
Call for Papers Results
DATE: 31/10/2017
Docomomo International is pleased to announce the results of the Call for Papers for the 15th International Docomomo Conference - Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change, that will take place between 20th and 28th August 2018, at Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Docomomo International had an excellent response to the Call for Papers. About 300 proposals were received, making the selection exceptionally competitive. The Scientific Committee selected the abstracts on the basis of their quality and their relevance to the main issues of Docomomo and to the conference theme and sub-themes. The final selection was made through a multi-stage evaluation process, in order to guarantee a broad scope, from a thematic, geographical and chronological standpoint.

SESSIONS AND SELECTED PAPERS

01 City Growth: Change, Transformation 
Session Chair: Horatio Torrent

Recreating the Public Through Transformation
(Ronnen Ben-Arie & Fatina Abreek-Zubieadt, Israel)

The life of modern architecture in Kosovo
(Flaka Xërxa Beqiri & Vlora Navakazi, Kosovo)

Change Management in Conservation of Modern Architectural Heritage; Case Study: Honarmandan Forum in Tehran (Somayeh Fadaei Nezhad Bahramjerdi & Hadi Naderi, Iran)

The Brazilian Amazon and its modernities: modern architecture facing regional identities
(Hugo Segawa, Marcos Cereto & Marianna Cardoso, Brazil)

02 Tactical Urbanism
Session Chair: Eui-Sung Yi

Metamorphoses of Cultural Memory and the Opportunity to Safeguard the Modern Movement Heritage in Bulgaria
(Ljubinka Stoilova, Bulgaria)

Carbonia Project: The reinvention of the urban landscape
(Paolo Sanjust & Antonello Sanna, Italy)

Modern heritage and the challenges of urban conservation: between singular buildings and a metamorphosis of urban fabric.
(Horacio Torrent, Chile)

Dirty Realism reloaded: How can reality of a contemporary city rooted in (post-war) modernist city planning resist against a speculative appropriation nowadays?
(Elena Markus, Germany)

03 European Housing Strategies
Session Chair: Miles Glendinning

Modern neighbourhoods in Ljubljana - the splendour and misery of their existence and development
(Kaja Lipnik Vehovar, Slovenia)

Portuguese state-subsidized multifamily housing projects. Emergent modernity during the 20th century
(Gisela Lameira & Luciana Rocha, Portugal)

Up-to-date Interventions and Changing Identity: Housing Estate Imanta in Riga
(Sandra Treija, UÄ£is Bratuškins & Alisa Koroļova, Latvia)

Effects of Security-based Contemporary Urban Development on European Modern Mass Housing Landscape
(Melinda Benkő, Hungary)

04 Housing in Transformation
Session Chair: Ana Tostões

(Un-)Sustainability of the concrete mega-blocks in New Belgrade: Potentials of prefabricated Modern structures for transformation
(Anica Dragutinovic, Uta Pottgiesser & Els De Vos, Belgium)

The multiple lives of the “Unité d’Habitation” (1945-1967-2017). Repetition of their iconic value and differences in the construction systems, from their development to their case histories.
(Franz Graf, Switzerland)

What is the legacy of the architectures of change?
(Richard Klein, France)

The Afterlives of Social Housing: The Adaptive Reuse of Three Modernist Estates
(Cecilia Chu, Hong Kong)

05 Habitat; between Local & Global
Session Chair: Zara Ferreira

The modern Habitat in Algiers, between individual and collective. Changing social models and morphological-typological models.
(Carlo Atzeni & Silvia Mocci, Italy)

The Heritage of the Modern Movement in Israel: Expression and Exclusion of Identities in Neighborhoods and Mass-Housing Projects
(Inbal Ben Asher Gitler, Israel)

The Formative Years of Suzana and Dimitris Antonakakis: A Transcultural Genealogy of Critical Regionalism
(Stylianos Giamarelos, United Kingdom)

Modernism and agrarian utopia: the Iberian experience
(Maria Helena Maia, Portugal)

06 Doubts on Authenticity
Session Chair: Henrieta Moravcikova

Metamorphosis and ambiguities: some remarks on modern heritage preservation
(Ana Carolina Pellegrini  & Ruth Zein, Brazil)

Metamorphosis as ordinary process of change. Identity, Authenticity and Surviving Materials in the case study of Giuseppe Terragni’s Novocomum.
(Carolina Di Biase, Alessia Facchi, Anna Greppi &Camilla Casonato, Italy)

Modern Heritage or not. A legacy Post-war Restorations and Modern Movement
(Miia Perkkiö, Finland)

Preserving by Using. MUDE museum as a case study
(Bárbara Coutinho, Portugal)

07 Authenticity and Reuse
Session Chair: Louise Noelle

Patterns of Conversion in Obsolete Cinema Theatres
(Joana Gouveia Alves, Portugal)

The Legacies of the Agricultural Production Cooperatives (LPGs) from the former German Democratic Republic. Surviving as Monuments without a Function?
(Vittoria Capresi, Germany)

The Flaminio Stadium in Rome by P.L. and A. Nervi. 1959-2018: from the design project to the conservation plan
(Ugo Carughi, Italy)

How to live modernity today? The case of 2 houses from the 30’s
(Catarina Andrade, Portugal)

08 Visions for Living
Session Chair: Eui-Sung Yi

From Icon to the Ordinary and Back? Questions for the forthcoming restoration of Adolf Rading’s Turmhaus in Wroclaw’s WUWA estate of 1929
(Jadwiga Urbanik & Grazyna Hryncewicz-Lamber, Poland)

Midcentury Modern Domestic Architecture: A Continuum of Livability
(Kevin Yoder, Omar Zaater & Amanda Weko, United States)

Kaneji Domoto: Versioning Japanese-American Modernism
(Lynnette Widder, United States)

Telluric Landscape: Lina Bo Bardi and suburbia
(Claudia Costa Cabral, Brazil)

09 Shifting Identities
Session Chair: Nataša Koselj

The Cathedral of Freedom: Shifting Political Identities of an Unbuilt Architectural Project
(Miloš Kosec, United Kingdom)

Conservation of modern architecture in Portugal. The lesson of Álvaro Siza
(Teresa Cunha Ferreira, Portugal)

Tangible metamorphosis, intangible changes. The War Memorial dedicated to the victims of the Nazi concentration camps in the Monumental Cemetery in Milan
(Giulia Favaretto, Italy)

Identity and change in the reuse of Masieri Memorial by Carlo Scarpa in Venice
(Sara Di Resta & Roberta Bartolone, Italy)

10 Reinventing Public Institutions
Session Chair: Claes Caldenby

Livio Vacchini´s Saleggi Primary School in Locarno. Conservation and Regulatory Compliance of 1970s Interiors.
(Roberta Grignolo, Switzerland)

Renovation of Modern Secondary School Buildings: Two Cases Studies in the City of Lisbon
(Maria Bacharel, Ana Fernandes, Patrícia Lourenço & Alexandra Alegre, Portugal)

Vancouver Experiment:  Reinventing a Modern University Campus
(Susan Ross, Canada)

Modern healthcare buildings in Portugal. From anamnesis to institutional and public awareness
(Daniela Arnaut, Portugal)

11 Downtown Reloaded
Session Chair: Ruth Verde Zein

The SESC Project. Going Modern as a Contemporary Urban Strategy
(Carlos Eduardo Comas & Marta Peixoto, Brazil)

Radical Cocktail: Miami’s Bacardi Imports Tower
(Allan Shulman, United States)

The Insertion of Modern Buildings in the Historical Center of Recife, Brazil, 1953-1972
(Fernando Diniz Moreira & Patrícia Ataíde, Brazil)

Metamorphosis of the modern city. Mapping the development of Nova Gorica
(Alenka Di Battista, Slovenia)

12 Updating materials and technology
Session Chair: Uta Pottgiesser

White, everything white? Josef Franks Beer House (1930) in Vienna and its materiality.
(Ivo Hammer, Austria)

Restoring Jean Prouvé. The “Buvette” at Evian and other technical objects
(Giulia Marino, Switzerland)

Salk Institute for Biological Studies – Teak Window Wall Conservation Project
(Kyle Normandin & Sara Lardinois, United States)

Yamanashi Communication Center as Modern Living Heritage from Metabolistic to Composite Conservation
(Kenji Watanabe, Japan)

13 Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact
Session Chair: Franz Graf

The need for the continued change of historic places in times of climate change - Strategic analysis of the risks for and vulnerabilities of historic places of the long mid-20th century in Scotland due to climate change impacts
(Carsten Hermann, United Kingdom)

New ways in retrofitting post war Dutch tenement apartment blocks: Heritage, Zero-carbon and Users Preferences
(Leo Oorschot, The Netherlands)

Energy conservation vs. heritage conservation:  Evaluating thermal rehabilitation scenarios on the case study of Terrassenhaussiedlung Graz
(Alexander Eberl, Austria)

Tales from a Modernist Gallery: incorporating dwelling experience in the 1956 Porto Housing Programme.
(Paulo Providencia, Portugal)

14 The Impact of Mobility
Session Chair: Andrea Canziani

Architecture in the Service of Socialist Motoring
(Petr Vorlik, Czech Republic)

The Beautiful Everyday Journey
(Roberta Marcaccio, United Kingdom)

The adaptive reuse of obsolete inner-city car parking structures for urban farming and local food production: 3 UK case studies
(Monika Szopinska-mularz & Steffen Lehmann, United Kingdom)

The challenge of scale and new city planning tools for the study of small urban interventions on left-over spaces and their impact on the city’s network: The case study of Municipal Beirut and its non-constructible parcels.
(David Aouad, Lebanon)

15 Modernity and Political Upheaval
Session Chair: Yoshiyuki Yamana

Permanent recreation - The former spa sanatoriums transformation into permanent shelter of internally displaced persons in the Republic of Georgia
(Martin Zaiček, Andrea Kalinová, Nano Zazanashvili & Michal Sládek, Slovakia & Georgia)

The memory as a resource to transform heritage: The case of Villa San Luis, Santiago, Chile.
(Andrés Morales, Adriana Salas & Constanza Mora, Chile)

Aiton Court - Modernism as a Home for Social Change
(Brendan Hart, South Africa)

Challenging disregard – the case of Telecommunication Center in Skopje
(Ana Ivanovska Deskova, Jovan Ivanovski & Vladimir Deskov, Macedonia)

16 Educating for Preservation and Reuse
Session Chair: Wessel de Jonge

How modern was Jože Plečnik and what can we learn from him today? His famous buildings in Vienna then and now.
(Wolfgang H. Salcher, Austria)

Contributions of academic Workshops to the discussion of Re-use of Modernist Buildings
(Michael Melenhorst & Francisco Teixeira Bastos, Germany & Portugal)

Learning to Reuse Modernity: emerging challenges and didactic experiences
(Gonçalo Canto Moniz, Andrea Canziani & Carolina Quiroga, Portugal, Italy & Argentina)

Challenging The  Modern Movement  Heritage in  Africa
(Ola Uduku & Ilze Wolff, United Kingdom & South Africa)

Dissolving "Urban Time Bubbles": Integrating Modern Military Heritage within the Contemporary City
(Iris Kashman, Oren Ben Avraham & Oryan Shachar, Israel)

17 Identity and Nation-building
Session Chair: Bárbara Coutinho

Concrete Garden City: trans(planting) a nation, 1950s-present
(Eunice Seng, Hong Kong)

The Clash of Nationalisms: Making of Bulgarian Post-Socialist Identity on the Modern Heritage Battlefield
(Aneta Vasileva & Emilia Kaleva, Bulgaria)

Modernist architecture in Gdynia as a factor of social unity and integration
(Marek Stępa, Poland)

Survival of Modernist Identity during Early Socialism in Hungary
(Dániel Laczó, Hungary)

18 About Team 10 – Continuity and Change
Session Chair: Hubert-Jan Henket

Re-thinking the Architecture of Appropriate Human Habitat: The Example of Shushtar-e Nou, Iran (1975-85)
(Mohamad Sedighi, The Netherlands)

Myth and Metamorphosis: Aldo van Eyck’s Orphanage (1960) in Amsterdam Restored
(Wessel de Jonge, The Netherlands)

The Economist Plaza. How to restore a modernist icon to create sustainable contemporary office and public space?
(Deborah Saunt, United Kingdom)

In the path of the “in-between: from Buber to van Eyck and from Amsterdam to Sao Paulo
(Anat Falbel, Brazil)

19 Special Session

- Publishing Identity: The Modern Australia book project
(Hannah Lewis, Australia)

- Developing an Historic Thematic Framework as a Catalyst for Conserving and Managing Twentieth Century Heritage Sites and Places
(Sheridan Burke & Chandler McCoy, Australia)

- Launching of Books

POSTERS

Cities

Urban Transformations and the shifting in Production modes. Al-Naameh Flourmill, Nablus city.
(Shaden Awad, State of Palestine)

Abu Dhabi´s modernist heritage; The urban scale perspective
(Apostolos Kyriazis, United Arab States)

Building the urban landscape of Lisbon and Luanda
(Maria Pommrenke, Portugal & Germany)

Modern Period Urban Heritage Sites as Fragmented Contexts: The Case of Adana, Turkey
(Tuğba Sağıroğlu, Turkey)

A pursue for the destiny of the Arcade in the twentieth century: the cases of two modernist galleries in Brussels.
(Tine Poot, Els De Vos & Maarten Van Acker,Belgium)

Dubai and John Harris, Modern Inceptions to Transform a Village to a Global City
(Tiziano Aglieri Rinella & Rubén Garcia Rubio, Italy & United Arab States)

Brasilia´s Banking Sector as Incomplete Construction, 1958
(Helena Bender, Brazil & Switzerland)

Unintentional continuity – development parallels of early modern urban planning (cases Bratislava, SK and Novi Sad, RS)
(Laura Pastoreková, Éva Lovra & Henrieta  Moravčíková, Slovakia)

"Das rote Wien" and "Das neue Frankfurt". Sustainable housing policies for the contemporary cities
(Alessandro Porotto, Switzerland)

New approaches to expanding Niemeyer`s CTA design
(Marcos Carrilho, Brazil)

The Change in the Tangible and the Intangible Heritage of Eskisehir Sugar Factory
(Figen Kivilcim Corakbas, Turkey)

Before the Bilbao Effect: A Case Study of Hans Hollein’s Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach
(Eva Branscome, United Kingdom)

Buildings

Continuity through change: the renovation of the Maison des Sciences de l´Homme building (54 bd Raspail, Paris 6e)
(Vanessa Fernandes & Catherine Blain, France)

From eyesore to Modernist icon: the urban and socio-technical value of Seidler’s Shell House
(Cristina Garduno Freeman, Giorgio Marfella & Gareth Wilson, Australia)

Assessing Authenticity: Valuing Use, Setting and Materiality
(Catherine Croft, United Kingdom)

Keeping Modernism Alive in Australia: Harry Seidler´s restoration and renovation of his 1950´s houses. An approach to the conservation of Modernism  accepting change in the 21st century.
(Mariana Martin, Australia)

Concrete Industrial Architecture in Italy 1950-1980: documentation of a changing Modern Heritage.
(Maria Vittoria Santi & Anna Frangipane, Italy)

Educational megastructure for the University of Brasília
(Klaus Alberto, Brazil)

Preservation challenges of Lelé’s rationalized architecture in Brazil (Adalberto Vilela, Switzerland)
Mutatis mutandis:  American Architecture in Caracas from 1925 to today
(Hannia Gomez, Venezuela)

Post-industry investigation of Xi´an abandoned industrial factory
(Chao Wu & Kecheng Liu, China)

Metamorphosis of the Hradecky Bridge
(Laura Slivnik, Slovenia)

Maracanã Stadium: Restoration, conservation works or the elimination of the Genius Loci
(Sandra Branco Soares, Brazil)

Project Ferantov vrt: Students’ Contribution in the Preservation Process of Modern Heritage
(Sonja Ifko, Slovenia)

Renovation of small scale raw housing compounds: individual or collective decisions
(Claudia Rueda Velázquez, Mexico)

Metamorphosis of Ruins
(Francesca Coppolino, Italy)

Identity

Sustaining the social history and communal spirit through an architectural heritage adaptive reuse project - case study of revitalising the oldest modernist social housing “Mei Ho House” in Hong Kong
(Waiyu Yau, Hong Kong)

(The Modern Master and Modernization) in India. Corbusier’s unbuilt Villa Chimanbhai, Ahmedabad
(Pallavi Swaranjali, Canada)

Modern residential Architecture in Aleppo City. Transformations and Potentials for the Reconstruction of Old-Aleppo.
(Christine Kousa, Uta Pottgiesser & Els De Vos, Germany & Belgium)

Building A ‘Modern House’ in Northern Lebanon: Two Siblings, Two Houses
(Roula Khoury Fayad, Lebanon)

Conservation of Identity for Modern Architecture in Thailand, case study: “SALA PHRA KIEW” Student Union Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
(Suphawadee Ratanamart, Girachat Chaijareon & Noppawan Ratanamart, Thailand)

Guatemalan civic center, modern heritage in danger
(Sonia Fuentes, Guatemala)

Masks and Mortar: Marcel Janco´s ´Primitive Modernism´ (Carrie Pavel, United States)
The Identity and the Cultural Heritage of Modern Industrial Sites in Urban Regeneration
(Helena Teräväinen, Finland)

Inheriting modernist rural landscapes: the agricultural colonies in Portugal
(Marta Prista, Portugal)

The Hotel as Resort in The Canary Islands: Creating a Vernacular City on the Insular Landscape. Heritage Distortion, Aesthetical Fiction of Atlanticity or Tourist Attraction?
(David Martín López, Spain)

Environment

Beyond the growth paradigm. The future of transportation’s vertical segregation ruins
(Peter Szalay, Slovakia)
Docomomo International at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
20th November 2017, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brasil
DATE: 20/11/2017
On 20th November 2017, 19h, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, will present the lecture "Tropicality between climate and culture. Modern architecture in Africa" at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
15th International Docomomo Conference: Scientific Committee Meeting
25th - 27th Ocrober 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 25/10/2017
Between 25th and 27th October 2017, the Scientific Committe of the 15th International Docomomo Conference - "Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change" met in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to select the papers for the Conference which will take place in the Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia, between 28th and 31st August 2018.

The results are available at: link

The detailed conference programme including registration, accommodation, workshop, tours and ancillary activities, will be published on the Conference website – www.docomomo2018.si.
New Partner Institution: Architekturzentrum Wien
Architekturzentrum Wien, Wien, Austria
DATE: 26/10/2017
Docomomo International is happy to inform that Docomomo members have now special price ticket (7€) to the Architekturzentrum Wien, Wien, Austria.

"The Architekturzentrum Wien, located in the heart of Vienna – in the MuseumsQuartier, is the Austrian museum of architecture. It opened in 1993 and regards itself as a centre for exhibitions, events and research on the subject of architecture and the culture of building. The Az W and its varied programme have earned a high reputation both in Austria and internationally.

As well as the permanent exhibition ´a_show. Austrian Architecture in the 20th and 21st Centuries´, international touring exhibitions present the sheer diversity of current architecture. Work presentations, panel discussions, congresses, symposia and series of events provide a more in-depth engagement with the subject of architecture and the culture of building.

The varied range of tours, excursions, workshops and guided tours is prepared to suit specific age groups and target audiences: for everybody who wants to emerge themselves in the world of architecture.
As a centre of knowledge and for research, the Az W houses a specialist public reading library, an ever-expanding database of buildings (www.nextroom.at) and an online encyclopaedia of architects (www.architektenlexikon.at) that provides details of over 1.000 architects working between 1770 and 1945.

The active conservation of the architectural heritage of Austria is the primary responsibility of the Az W as the Austrian architecture museum. The Az W´s extensive 20th and 21st century architectural collection comprises the living estates and estates of Austrian architects, the Achleitner Archives as well as the collections of material from individual projects.

A special attraction is the Architekturzentrum Wien´s café-restaurant, designed by the French architect duo Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal. A visit to the exhibitions can be rounded off with delicacies under the oriental tiled ceiling designed by the Vienna-based Turkish artist Asiye Kolbai-Kafalier."

More details: website
Battle of Ideas! Lisbon: State of the Arts: Global vs. Local + Architecture: Preservation or Modernisation?
4th November 2017, Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 4/11/2017
"‘Museums, monuments, even large areas of cities have become protected from change because they have been aestheticised as belonging to a given cultural heritage.’ When philosopher Boris Groys expressed frustration at the slow pace of urban and social change because heritage is more valued than innovation and progress, he was one of many to take sides in the longstanding battles over the desire to preserve versus the need to modernise cities. So how best should cities cater for economic and population growth? And to what extent should we protect existing buildings, spaces and places, which many view as essential to ‘authentic’ city life and for creating a sense of belonging and connection to place?

After 40 years of population decline, Lisbon’s return to growth sees it face profound questions over how to develop. An influx of money, tourists and new tech-based employment has led to significant new modern developments such as the EDP Headquarters, but also a spate of new hotels and office buildings. Some worry that the city’s existing fabric will be transformed by a large influx of investment in real estate and tourism infrastructure. Consequently, historic downtown neighbourhoods such as Mouraria, that once provided relatively cheap accommodation, might no longer be within reach of ordinary citizens and businesses.

For most of the twentieth century, preservation reflected a judgement that buildings or townscape were, in some way, of architectural or historic value. In recent years, different reasons have been used to justify conservation. Reflecting fears that globalisation and a quickening pace of change are creating ‘social amnesia’, many European cities promote the benefits of ‘urban memory’. Here advocates are less interested in architectural quality than in using objets trouvés, fragments of the urban fabric or memory of past events to refashion cultural identity and boost emotional attachment to cities. The Lisbon Seminar, for example, concluded that ‘erasing the past, by destabilising memory, fractures communities’. Preservation, they argue, can provide ‘significant benefits not just in economic and social terms, but in psychological terms too, insofar as it enriches a sense of belonging and identity’. By contrast with traditional heritage organisations, advocates of urban memory see their brand of nostalgia as a creative process – less living in the past than using memory to create the future.

How should we view the current interest in preservation and memory, and who should decide what is worth keeping? Is conservation on the basis of emotional attachment an appropriate way to judge the worth of a place? Or should such judgements be more aesthetic, practical or commercial? How should the urban environment responded to aspirations for future transformation? Given identity is continually evolving, does prioritising heritage over modern development threaten to repeat a formula that is out of date, while failing to meet contemporary social and economic needs?"

Speakers
Alastair Donald – associate director, Institute of Ideas; co-director, Future Cities Project
António Brito Guterres – policy programme officer and researcher, Dinâmia-Cet Iscte-IUL
Rita João – designer and founder, Pedrita Studio
Professora Ana Tostões – architect and architecture historian; chair of Docomomo International, editor, Docomomo Journal
Joana Varajão – architect, RA Architecture & Design Studio

More details: website + PDF below
Encontros de Arquitectura, Urbanismo e Paisagem: Ensino, Desafios, Perspectivas e Cooperação [Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Meetings: Teaching, Challenges, Perspectives and Cooperation]
14th October 2017, Santa Clara-a-Velha, Coimbra, Portugal
DATE: 14/10/2017
"This national meeting promotes a reflection on the teaching of architecture in Portugal in the context of the portrait that the Prize of Architecture offers the last 5 years to distinguish the best projects from all Portuguese universities. It will be an opportunity to bring together members of the various jury compositions, teachers and experts to a debate around issues that concern all those who share the mission and commitment to affirm the national teaching and excellence of the young talents of Portuguese Architecture.

This session follows the seminar on land-use planning that will also take place in the Monastery of Santa Clara on 13 October. The strategic participation of the partner institutions will be an encouraging challenge for the broad debate on the collaborative bridges between academy and entities that study and value our territory, cities and cultural heritage."

Architecture platform and collaboration networks:
- Associação Portuguesa dos Arquitectos Paisagistas
- Associação dos Urbanistas de Portugal
- Associação das Cidades e Regiões Europeias para a Cultura
- Casa da Arquitectura
- Comissão Política Nacional da Arquitectura e Paisagem
- Docomomo International
- Fórum Europeu para as Políticas da Arquitectura
- Fundação Serra Henriques
- Open House Worldwide
- Ordem dos Arquitectos
- Prémio Nacional de Arquitectura-Archiprix
- Prémio Ibérico de Nova Arquitectura Tradicional-Rafael Manzano
- Rede Internacional Archiprix
- Rede Internacional de Arquitectura, urbanismo e Construção Tradicionais
- Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
- Universidades Portuguesas

Docomomo International is partner of Fundação Serra Henriques, Ordem dos Arquitectos and Archiprix.

More details: PDF below [Portuguese]
3rd Journey of Liturgy, Art and Architecture: Modern Heritage of the Church
14th October 2017, Sagrado Coração de Jesus Church, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 14/10/2017
On 14th November 2017 the 3rd Journey of Liturgy, Art and Architecture: Modern Heritage of the Church took place at Sagrado Coração de Jesus Church, Lisbon, Portugal.

The Chair of Docomomo, Prof. Ana Tostões presented the lecture "Património Moderno: Documentação e Conservação. O caso da Igreja do Sagrado Coração de Jesus" [Modern Heritage: Documentation and Conservation. The case of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus].

Programme: PDF below [Portuguese]

Photographic report: OA Facebook Page
Books Launching: "The Shape of the City" and "The Mediterranean Question"
17th October 2017, DECivil Museum, Técnico– University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 17/10/2017
The books "The Shape of the City" and "The Mediterranean Question" (ed. Ana Tostões, Lisboa, IST Press, 2017) will be launched in the DECivil Museum (Museu do Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Arquitectura e Georrecursos) Técnico– University of Lisbon (IST), in 17th October, 18h00.

These two volumes materialize the 2016 PhD Architecture Week lectures organized by the PhD Programme in Architecture of IST. 

The books will be presented by Prof. Teresa Barata Salgueiro (Full Professor at the IGOT-UL - Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon). The session will also count with the participation of Prof. Pedro Lourtie (IST Press Director), Profs. Ana Tostões, Teresa Heitor e João Vieira Caldas (IST PhD Programme in Architecture) and the PhD students Mafalda Pacheco and João Santa Rita.

THE SHAPE OF THE CITY
(ed. Ana Tostões, Lisboa, IST Press, 2017)

Index
"Teaching how to think intensively and think critically" by Ana Tostões, João Vieira Caldas e Teresa Heitor
"Editorial: The Shape of the City" by Ana Tostões
"The Shape of the City: A Methodological Proposal" by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani
"Saving Modern Chicago" by Sarah Whiting
"Negotiating Modernism: Reports from Casablanca and Chandigarh" by Tom Avermaete
"Modernity, Gender and the City" by Hilde Heynen

THE MEDITERRANEAN QUESTION
(ed. Ana Tostões, Lisboa, IST Press, 2017)

Index
"Learning from Nostrum" by Ana Tostões, João Vieira Caldas e Teresa Heitor
"Mediterraneus - The Inland" by Ana Tostões
"Sincretismo Mediterráneo en el Arte y Arquitectura de España Durante la Primera Década del Siglo XX" by Antonio Pizza
"Ideas Sobre Casas Mediterráneas en España. La Contribución de Rudofsky entre Sert y Coderch" by Antonio Pizza
"Vaulted Houses of Fuzeta" by Mafalda Batista Pacheco
"Construir com o Clima em Portugal, 1955-1974: Casa Keil do Amaral, Alporchinhos, Algarve" by João Santa Rita
"Exotic, Beautiful, Oddly Modernist": The Algarve, A Mediterranean Riddle on The Atlantic" by Ricardo Agarez

More details: PDF below [Portuguese]
IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Fall 2017
19th September - 10th October 2017, VA5, Pavilhão de Civil e Arquitectura, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 10/10/2017
Between 19th September and 10th October 2017, the IST PhD Week Fall 2017 took place at Instituto Superior Técnico - University of Lisbon, Portugal, under the theme "Sustainable Reuse. Towards a Better Environment".

Programme

19 September

Richard Klein
École d’Architecture de Lille
The villa Cavrois (1929-1932), Robert Mallet-Stevens architect

21 September

Hubert-Jan Henket
Delft University of Technology; Bierman Henket architects
About progress, restoration and adaptive reuse of [health] buildings with modernity in mind

26 September

Luiz Amorim
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Built Environment questions and the legacy of Delfim Amorim

28 September

Maria Manuel Oliveira
Escola de Arquitectura da Universidade do Minho
São Francisco de Real Convent rehabilitation: 
collaborative research approach in architectural design


2 October

Tapani Mustonen
Europa Nostra Finland, City of Helsinki
Viipuri library, the technics challenges

10 October

Setiadi Sopandi
Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta
Materials in Indonesian architecture

More details: PDF below

Photographic Report: Docomomo International Facebook Page
IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Fall 2017
19th September - 10th October 2017, VA5, Pavilhão de Civil e Arquitectura, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 10/10/2017
Between 19th September and 10th October 2017, the IST PhD Week Fall 2017 is taking place at Instituto Superior Técnico - University of Lisbon, Portugal, under the theme "Sustainable Reuse. Towards a Better Environment".

Programme

19 September

Richard Klein
École d’Architecture de Lille
The villa Cavrois (1929-1932), Robert Mallet-Stevens architect

21 September

Hubert-Jan Henket
Delft University of Technology; Bierman Henket architects
About progress, restoration and adaptive reuse of [health] buildings with modernity in mind

26 September

Luiz Amorim
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Built Environment questions and the legacy of Delfim Amorim

28 September

Maria Manuel Oliveira
Escola de Arquitectura da Universidade do Minho
São Francisco de Real Convent rehabilitation: 
collaborative research approach in architectural design


2 October

Tapani Mustonen
Europa Nostra Finland, City of Helsinki
Viipuri library, the technics challenges

10 October

Setiadi Sopandi
Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta
Materials in Indonesian architecture

More details: PDF below

Photographic Report: Docomomo International Facebook Page
2018 Membership
Before 15 December 2017!
DATE: 15/12/2017
Docomomo International remember you to renew your membership for the year 2018, before 15th December 2017, in order to assure that you receive the 2018 Docomomo Member Card in time to benefit from the membership advantages the whole year! Contact your national or regional chapter.

If you want become a new member and a Chapter exists in your country (list below), you should proceed to formalize your membership by writing an e-mail to them. Otherwise, you can become an International Member, directly at http://www.docomomo.com/membership.

Individual Benefits (60€/year)

Docomomo International members will receive the 2 annual issues of Docomomo Journal, published in collaboration with experts in the Modern Movement from all over the world, the Member Card 2018 providing discounts accessing museums, partner institutions and activities worldwide dedicated to the Modern Movement, the monthly Docomomo´s e-newsletter, reduced registrations on the 15th International Docomomo Conference, Workshop and Tours – “Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change” (Ljubljana, August 28-31, 2018 – www.docomomo2018.si), among the participation in new projects under development.

Institutional Benefits (300€/year)

Docomomo International Institutional members will receive 3 copies of the 2 annual issues of Docomomo Journal, published in collaboration with experts in the Modern Movement from all over the world, the Institutional Member Card 2017 providing discounts accessing museums, partner institutions and activities worldwide dedicated to the Modern Movement, the monthly Docomomo´s e-newsletter and 3 reduced registrations on the 15th International Docomomo Conference, Workshop and Tours – “Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change” (Ljubljana, August 28-31, 2018 – www.docomomo2018.si), among the participation in new projects under development.

Corporate Benefits (1500€/year)

Docomomo International Institutional members will receive 10 copies of the 2 annual issues of Docomomo Journal, published in collaboration with experts in the Modern Movement from all over the world, the Institutional Member Card 2017 providing discounts accessing museums, partner institutions and activities worldwide dedicated to the Modern Movement, the monthly Docomomo´s e-newsletter and 5 free registrations on the 15th International Docomomo Conference, Workshop and Tours – “Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change” (Ljubljana, August 28-31, 2018 – www.docomomo2018.si), among the participation in new projects under development.

Docomomo International is looking forward for your renewal membership, welcoming new members and the enlargement of Docomomo network.


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Winner: Docomomo Photo Prize
Summer 2017: Modern Landscapes
DATE: 25/9/2017
Docomomo International is happy to announce the winner and the 2 honourable mentions of the 2nd Docomomo Photo Prize edition — Summer 2017, under the theme Modern Landscapes.

Docomomo Photo Prize is an international photograph competition promoted by Docomomo International that is taking place every season according to a specific theme, through Instagram.

The jury panel of this edition is composed by:
· Ana Tostões (Chair of Docomomo International and Full Professor at Técnico — University of Lisbon)
· Inãki Bergera (Architect and Photographer)
· João Belo Rodeia (Docomomo International, Architect and Professor at University of Évora and Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa)
· Miles Glendinning (Chair of the ISC Urbanism + Landscape, Professor at University of Edingburgh and director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies)
· Zara Ferreira (Docomomo International)

The selected winner is María Merchante (Spain) with a photograph of the Central Eléctrica de Proaza (Joaquin Vaquero Palacios, Asturias, Spain, 1964-1968) - see here the Docomomo Fiche of the building.

The following photos received honourable mentions:
- Pace, Nugra Complex, Hawally, Kuwait, 1975-1987. By Sara Saragoça Soares (Portugal).
- E. Stewart Williams, Palm Springs Unifield Schools Headquarters, Palm Springs, USA, 1962. By Lauren Speer (New Zealand).

Docomomo International congratulates all the participants!

Please check the winner photo and honourable mentions of the 2nd Docomomo Photo Prize edition — Summer 2017 — Modern Landscapes in the pdf below.

DOCOMOMO fiche in our web:
http://www.docomomoiberico.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=122:central-hidraulica-de-proaza&Itemid=11&vista=1
Docomomo International in the IDEA League Summer School: Heritage and Global Challenges
11th-15th September 2017, Mantua Campus, Politecnico di Milano, Mantua, Italy
DATE: 11/9/2017
The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, participated in the IDEA League Summer School: Heritage and Global Challenges (which took place between 11th and 15th September 2017) at Mantua Campus, Politecnico di Milano, Mantua, Italy. On the 11th September, Prof. Ana Tostões presented the keynote lecture "Strategies for the Protection and Sustainable Exploitation of the Cultural Heritage and Landscape".

"Historical landscapes and cultural heritage are, in Europe and worldwide, at the center of strategies aimed at conserving greatly important material and intangible assets, as well as exploiting them in a proper and sustainable manner. Italy possesses a wide a multifarious heritage, rooted in its geographical features, its political events, its architecture and art history, resulting in the richness of its archaeological remains, historical cities and settlements, museum collections, etc.. This variety and extent of historical heritage is the product of a creative attitude but also of a “secular culture of conservation” developed in the Italian civic institutions and conscience (Salvatore Settis, 2002).

Since its very foundation, the Politecnico di Milano has been involved in research and projects aimed at studying and protecting monuments and archaeological sites, developing the “arts industry”, then safeguarding historic town centers and landscapes as well as designing museums and cultural poles for heritage promotion and conservation. With particular current relevance, research activities are also developing intervention strategies in historical areas vulnerable to natural hazards and related to reconstruction after earthquake damage. The Summer School – organised by the Doctorate School of the Politecnico di Milano – will be held in Mantua, which – together with Sabbioneta – has been recognised, since 2008, as a World Heritage site, and is where the Politecnico has established a UNESCO Chair of “Architectural Preservation and Planning for World Heritage Sites”. The decision to dedicate the Summer School to the theme “Heritage and Global Challenges” aims to involve graduate and post-graduate students of Architecture, Engineering and Design in complex issues of great contemporary relevance. Built heritage is a veritable mosaic of urban and rural sites of different types and features, all of which pose a range of different problems, including overuse, neglect and disuse, the effects of climate change and the need to protect the artistic heritage whilst keeping it alive. Matters which should concern all the citizens of Europe - and, indeed, the entire world - are reflected in the issues which the Summer School aims to discuss with its PhD candidates and students:
- Strategies for the protection and sustainable exploitation of the cultural heritage and landscape
- Museums as cultural attractors: innovative policies, cultural strategies, attentive design
- Venice: the challenge of globalisation and protection of/intervention upon the architectural heritage
- Heritage and Landscape. The unexpected places of production landscapes.
- Territories and Heritage at Risk.

The program covers a series of keynote lectures followed by round tables with experts from various Italian and European Universities. Divided into groups, the students will be invited to respond to the themes covered with their own presentations. They will also be invited to take part in a photography competition which will focus on the historical heritage and landscape of Mantua and Venice.

The planned activities also include visits to Mantua historical sites and a visit to Venice where doctorate students will be the guests of the Government Body for Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape at the Doge’s Palace."

Output of the students’ work: website
Docomomo International at UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress
3rd - 10th September 2017, COEX Convention Center and Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Seoul, South Korea
DATE: 3/9/2017
Between 3rd and 10th September 2017, Docomomo International will be represented at the UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress by Louise Noelle (Member of the Advisory Board of Docomomo International and Chair of Docomomo Mexico).

"The UIA world congresses are a forum for professional and cultural exchange among all the world´s architects, and bring together thousands of participants from around the globe. Each event focuses on a pertinent theme, developed by eminent personalities from the international architectural, planning, and construction fields. Debates, exhibitions, tours and festivals make them the perfect meeting place for colleagues and friends, and students of architecture are always welcome.


Under the theme “Soul of City,” the 2017 Congress will offer various opportunities for us to study on the architectural development of cities by analyzing and visualizing the apparent phenomena broadly witnessed across the world due to the rapid and perpetual urbanization; and to discuss challenges of the day by mapping the future we want to deliver. Together with various counterparts including world’s best architects, government representatives, institutional partners, international and non-governmental organization representatives, students, and the general public, we will, once again, continue to envision a sustainable and better urban life at the UIA 2017 Seoul."


More details: website
The Chair of Docomomo International on Antena 1
4th September 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 4/9/2017
The last 4th September, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, participated in the Antena 1 Portuguese radio program called "90 Segundos de Ciência" [90 Seconds of Science] under the theme "The Transformation of the Study of Modern Portuguese Architecture towards an International Scale". 

To listen the program: website [portuguese]
1st RMB Workshop: An experimental development of new residential and working Environments and typologies in Large-scale Housing project of the post-war era in Marl
28th August – 1st September 2017, Marl, Germany
DATE: 28/8/2017
In the framework of the RMB project – “Reuse of Modernist Buildings - Design Tools for Sustainable Transformations”, financed by ERASMUS+ Programme 2016, the workshop “An experimental development of new residential and working Environments and typologies in Large-scale Housing project of the post-war era in Marl" took place in Marl, Germany, between 28th August and 1st September 2017.

Students and professors from the RMB project partners got together to develop proposals for the future of the Office Tower (Buturm) and Large Housing Project (Hüls), in Marl. The goal was to put under discussion how to transform existing large-scale housing buildings of the post-war era into new contemporary housing blocks. The region of Marl has different specific typologies in post-war housing that do not answer any more to the actual living and conditions, either in functional terms, either in constructive and comfort aspects. More and more, it is needed that most of these Large-scale Housing project typologies be re-evaluated, in order to understand its capacity to adapted to current demands. It was intended that students understand: first, the present conditions of living and housing needs; secondly, the potentials and threads of the selected buildings and their context to build models of concepts for transformation. These concepts aimed to define strategies of intervention and establish new house typologies for living and work.

Docomomo International is one of the project partners, together with the following High Education institutions, with complementary experiences and competences in the field of design methodology, practical adaptive reuse, refurbishment and improvement and policy-making on housing and urban development:

HS OWL, Detmold School for Architecture and Interior Architecture – Detmold, Germany (Coordinator);
ITU, Department of Architecture – Istanbul, Turkey;
ULisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon, Portugal;
Universidade de Coimbra, Faculty of Science and Technology - Coimbra, Portugal;
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Design Sciences – Antwerp, Belgium.

More about the RMB Project:
RMB wants to initiate an educational framework of common definitions, approaches and methodologies on a European level. It is based on existing research, educational practices and reference projects in the program countries and associated states. Demographic and climate chance has resulted in huge qualitative and quantitative challenges and demands for the European building sector. The need for suitable and affordable housing in the city centres and urban agglomerations is increasing and cannot, and should not, be fulfilled with new constructions only.
A major task for the building industry should be realized through the refurbishment of the existing housing stock, as well as conversion from other building typologies such as warehouses, offices and public building with special focus on the post WW2 modern era. Due to discrepancies in the European job market and employment situations, graduates are well aware of the fact that they may have to leave their country to work in a different country or to be able to work in their countries but in international projects. In several international networks Bachelor´s and Master´s students already have the opportunity to get familiar with the challenges and requirements of the global job market in the building sector. This experience related to language training, intercultural and interdisciplinary competences are very much appreciated by the students as relevant for their professional future. RMB will add an extra level to this by not only offering a coherent international study program, combining the local and the international but also by inserting in this curriculum cooperation with industry and with other institutions to investigate and solve relevant practical, technical and societal questions. Students get acquainted with industry and with praxis via internships, graduation assignments, conferences, workshops and guest speakers.
RMB will explore combinations of traditional e-learning forms, on site events such as conferences and workshops as well as extended very innovative e-learning options in digital fabrication and building integrated management (BIM). It will improve the possibilities of a remote teaching in design education which is not self-evident up till now. The results will be disseminated to a wider audience through open courses, open sources and best practice syllabi.
Since one of the aims of RMB is to combine a broad spectrum of European practises, the partners are geographically chosen accordingly. The project will run for 36 Months from September 2016.
The follow up is a Joint Master program on reuse, offered by a consortium of the five European project partners

Programme: PDF below

Photographic Report: Docomomo International Facebook Page
1st RMB Workshop: An experimental development of new residential and working Environments and typologies in Large-scale Housing project of the post-war era in Marl
28th August – 1st September 2017, Marl, Germany
DATE: 28/8/2017
In the framework of the RMB project – “Reuse of Modernist Buildings - Design Tools for Sustainable Transformations”, financed by ERASMUS+ Programme 2016, student workshops will be organized by the following 5 project partner High Education institutions: HS OWL – Detmold School for Architecture and Interior Architecture (Detmold, Germany); ITU – Department of Architecture (Istanbul, Turkey); University of Lisbon – Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal); University of Coimbra – Faculty of Science and Technology (Coimbra, Portugal) and University of Antwerp – Faculty of Design Sciences (Antwerp, Belgium). The workshops are intended for students from the 5 project partner universities. Being one of the project partners, docomomo International supports the development of these workshops.

The RMB Project is going to organize the 1srt RMB Workshop, between 28th August – 1st September 2017 (Marl, Germany), focus on an experimental development of new residential and working Environments and typologies to put under discussion the theme of how to transform existing buildings of Large-scale Housing project of the post-war era into new contemporary housing blocks.

The region of Marl has different specific typologies in post-war housing that do not answer any more to the actual living and conditions, either in functional terms, either in constructive and comfort aspects. More and more, it is needed that most of these Large-scale Housing project typologies be re-evaluated, in order to understand its capacity to adapted to current demands.

It is intended students understand: first, the present conditions of living and housing needs; secondly, the potentials and threads of the selected buildings and their context to build models of concepts for transformation. These concepts aim to define strategies of intervention and establish new house typologies for living and work.

Docomomo International is one of the project partners, together with the following High Education institutions, with complementary experiences and competences in the field of design methodology, practical adaptive reuse, refurbishment and improvement and policy-making on housing and urban development:

HS OWL, Detmold School for Architecture and Interior Architecture – Detmold, Germany (Coordinator);
ITU, Department of Architecture – Istanbul, Turkey;
ULisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon, Portugal;
Universidade de Coimbra, Faculty of Science and Technology - Coimbra, Portugal;
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Design Sciences – Antwerp, Belgium.
Seminar: Seminário Internacional Sobre os Desafios da Gestão do Patrimônio Cultural Moderno [International Seminar on the Challenges of Management of Modern Cultural Heritage]
16th - 19th August 2017, Museu de Arte Moderno, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
DATE: 16/8/2017
On 16-19 of August, the chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, presented the keynote lecture "Desafios da Documentação e Conservação do Património Moderno [Challenges of Documentation and Conservation of Modern Heritage] at the International Seminar "Os Desafios da Gestão do Patrimônio Cultural Moderno" [International Seminar on the Challenges of Management of Modern Cultural Heritage], at the Museu do Arte Moderno in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 

The aim of the Seminar was to meet and discuss aspects related to the protection, conservation and the different forms of site management recognized by UNESCO as world heritage, in particular the cases of Chandigarh (India), Pampulha (Brazil),Brasília (Brazil), UNAM (Mexico), White City of Tel Aviv (lsrael) and Le Havre (France).

The seminar, promoted by IPHAN and UNESCO, celebrated a year of recognition for the Modern Ensemble of Pampulha, by UNESCO. The event was part of the activities celebrating Iphan´s 80th Anniversary and discussions on the future of Institutional action, Iphan +80.

Program in pdf below [Portuguese]
more info: website [Portuguese]
Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1)
The Heritage of Mies
DATE: 21/6/2017
EDITORIAL

Baukunst and Zeitwille between Europe and America

"As a tribute to Mies Van der Rohe (Aachen, 1886-Chicago, 1969) around the time of the celebrations of his 130th anniversary, this issue of the docomomo Journal focuses on his legacy. As Fritz Neumeyer stated in 1986, “the effort to establish a philosophical foundation for building in the age of technology makes Mies’s statements important witnesses to a period of historical transition, whose importance has been unimpaired by the passage of half a century”. Mies enjoyed great prominence in Europe and America. Starting in Europe, his first incursions resulted in the German Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exhibition (1929), the Tugendhat House (1930) and the Krefeld silk factory andhouses. The Illinois Institute of Technology (1943-1957), the Lake Shore Drive (1951), the Farnsworth House (1951), the Seagram building (1958) and the Toronto-Dominion Centre (1969), bear witness to his work in North America. Back in Berlin, the Neue Nationalgalerie (1968) testifies to the sublime and perfect achievement of his path towards Baukunst and Zeitwille. These ideas, which one may translate, respectively, as the art of building and the will of the time, are anchored in Mies’s belief that architecture should be “metaphysically charged with creative life force” (Neumeyer, 1986). This led him to the modern achievement of developing a new kind of freedom of movement in space, following his sense of order (Blake, 1964) and his very unique conception of urban space (Lambert, 1994, 2013).

After more than half a century of use, the rehabilitation of these works forms part of the architectural contemporary agenda. Not only are these buildings still a magnificent source of inspiration, but their resilience has also underlined their capacity for remaining up-to-date, backed by the collaborative efforts of some of the most skilled architects and architectural offices. Many buildings could be featured in this issue, but a selection has had to be made; from Europe and the USA, docomomo International is pleased to present both recently completed and ongoing rehabilitation processes, from a cycle that started with Mark Sexton’s keynote lecture to the 13th International docomomo Conference (2014, Seoul), on the restoration works being undertaken on the Crown Hall. This lecture was developed in even greater depth and became an inspirational paper for this journal. Since then, in recognising the importance of the academic research conducted by the team of Christian Raabe, Daniel Lohmann and Norbert Hanenberg, at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University, namely the studies developed within the restoration of the Krefeld Verseidag silk factory, it has become clear that this is now the time to analyse the question of the preservation of Mies architectural works. With the aim of providing a broad overview of recent and current activities relating to the legacy of Mies, this issue publishes new research undertaken into the early years in his hometown Aachen, as new actions linked to the Krefeld Golf Club and into the context surrounding the German Pavilion design. The reproduction of drawings kept in the archive of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was crucial in providing fresh insights. The participation of several members of docomomo in THICOM reveals the discussion process within the Tugendhat House restoration. The contemporary challenges facing architecture and construction are also analysed in the context of the restoration of the God Box chapel and finally under the scope of the refurbishment of the Neue Nationalgalerie by David Chipperfield Architects, conducted by Martin Reichert at his Berlin office.

I wish to thank the guest editors for their generous work, the authors for sharing their knowledge, practice, reflections and research, and finally the Krefeld-based Interface Company and the Mies Society for their special support. A special word of thanks is also due to Fritz Neumeyer, who generously agreed to share his thoughts on the legacy of Mies through an enlightening interview. With permanently fresh insights, Neumeyer promotes intellectual links to both classical and contemporary discourses, bringing to the fore the works of Behrens, Shinkel and Gilly.

docomomo
is proud to join in the 2016 celebrations on Mies van der Rohe, such as the exhibitions in Herleen or at the Ludwig Forum in Aachen, followed by the 30th anniversary of the reconstruction of the German Pavilion in Barcelona, and most recently the Circling the Square exhibition at the RIBA. By embarking on this journey through Mies’s experiences of Baukunst and Zeitwille, this journal seeks to pay tribute to the timelessness of his legacy."

By Ana Tostões and Zara Ferreira

References
Fritz Neumeyer, ­e Artless Word: Mies van der Rohe on the Building Art, Cambridge, The MIT Press, 1991 [Berlin, Siedler, 1986].
Peter Blake, Mies Van der Rohe: Architecture and Structure, Baltimore, Penguin Books, 1964.
Phyllis Lambert, “Punching through the clouds: notes on the plate of the Toronto-Dominion Centre in the North-America oeuvre of Mies”, in Detlef Mertins (ed.), Presence of Mies, New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1994.



INDEX

EDITORIAL
Baukunst and Zeitwille between Europe and America
BY ANA TOSTÕES AND ZARA FERREIRA

INTRODUCTION 
The Heritage of Mies 
BY NORBERT HANENBERG, DANIEL LOHMANN, CHRISTIAN RAABE 

ESSAYS

AACHEN — 1904–5 

“
Zur Neuen Welt” — Towards the New World. Ludwig Mies and his Architectural Youth in Aachen
BY MAIKE SCHOLZ, DANIEL LOHMANN

WEIMAR REPUBLIC — 1930S

The Verseidag Silk Factory in Krefeld. Architectural History and Restoration of a much-neglected Mies van der Rohe Project 
BY NORBERT HANENBERG, DANIEL LOHMANN 

Master Plans and Deviations. Mies van der Rohe´s involvement in urban development at Verseidag Krefeld and IIT Chicago
BY NORBERT HANENBERG, DANIEL LOHMANN 

Mies van der Rohe meets Robbrecht en Daem architecten. History of a 1:1 Model based on the Design of Mies van der Rohe
BY CHRISTIANE LANGE 

The Re-birth of the Tugendhat House
BY ANA TOSTÕES, IVO HAMMER, ZARA FERREIRA 

The Sequence of Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona: the German Pavilion as Part of a much Larger Industrial Presence
BY LAURA MARTINEZ DE GUEREÑU 

CHICAGO – 1940S 

Restoration of Crown Hall 
BY MARK SEXTON 

Restoring the “God Box”: Mies van der Rohe´s Carr Chapel at IIT
BY GUNNY HARBOE 

BACK TO BERLIN — 1950S 

The Neue Nationalgalerie: the Refurbishment of a Modern Monument
BY MARTIJN JASPERS 

INTERVIEW 
Fritz Neumeyer
BY ANA TOSTÕES 

NEWS

BOOK REVIEWS

APPENDIX
Preservation Good News: Salk Institute for Biological Studies
by Louis Kahn, La Jolla, CA, USA, 1965. Restoration by Getty Conservation Institute and WJE, 2014-2017
DATE: 26/7/2017
"The Salk Institute´s worn teak windows have been cleaned up, repaired and replaced as part of the conservation of the coastal Californian laboratory designed by American architect Louis Kahn.

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) teamed up with New York-based architecture firm WJE, which stands for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, to restore these prefabricated wooden panels.

The structures had severely deteriorated as a result of the location in La Jolla – a seaside community in San Diego that runs along the Pacific Ocean – and lack of artificial sealers and finishes applied to protect them.
Aiming to conserve as much of the existing features as possible, GCI carried out research to understand the extent of the damage and deterioration, and to determine the necessary repairs.

The restoration of the building, which began in 2014, was funded by the Getty Conservation´s Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI).

It will be followed up by a long-term conservation management of the buildings and the surrounding site that WJE has completed with London-based consultants Peter Inskip + Peter Jenkins Architects.

This project will be funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation´s Keeping It Modern initiative."

More details: website

The Getty Conservation Institute Project Report: link
Heritage Good News: the ADGB Trade Union School in Bernau is now classified in the UNESCO World Heritage list
by Hannes Meyer, Bernau, Germany, 1928-1930. Restoration by Brenne Architekten, 2002-2007
DATE: 18/7/2017
Docomomo International is happy to inform that he former ADGB Trade Union School, designed by Hannes Meyer (1928-1930) and restored by Brenne Architekten (2002-2007) in Bernau, Germany, is now classified in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

"This site [The Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau], which was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1996, originally comprised the groups of buildings and monuments located in Weimar and Dessau, all built under the direction of Walter Gropius, the first director of the Bauhaus School. The extension of the property includes the Houses with Balcony Access in Dessau – three storey brick blocks for low-income students – and the ADGB Trade Union School in Bernau built under the direction of Hannes Meyer, successor to Gropius until 1930. This extension reflects the contribution of the department of architecture to the austere design, functionalism and social reform of the Bauhaus, a movement which was to revolutionise architectural thinking and practice in the 20th century." [1] by .

"Designed by Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer and completed in 1930, the School of the Federation of German Trade Unions (ADGB) in Bernau bei Berlin is a work by the famed Bauhaus in Dessau. The Bauhaus is viewed around the world as the most important art school of the twentieth-century. Its seminal efforts to develop a new approach to artistic and teaching methods in art, architecture and design are still relevant today.

The Trade Union School in Bernau was completed under Meyer, who served as director of the Bauhaus in Dessau during the design phase. Hans Wittwer, who became head of the building department and design office at the Bauhaus in 1928, worked extensively on the project through early 1929. Building design theory students and various design studios also participated in the design process, demonstrating the close nature of their involvement in Bauhaus projects. The Trade Union School is the second educational complex created by the Bauhaus after the Bauhaus building in Dessau, which was designed by architect Walter Gropius and built in 1925-26. The Trade Union School is today still a paragon of functional architectural design, which is freely and thoughtfully integrated into its natural surroundings.

The complex, including building extensions completed in the 1950s, has been listed in the monument register since 1977 and also enjoys special state monument protection status. Regard for the complex has increased dramatically both at home and abroad. In 2012, the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia submitted a proposal to include the ADGB Trade Union School and the Dessau-Törten Estate and its Balcony Access Houses in the UNESCO World Heritage List. These buildings would be added to the already listed Bauhaus sites of Dessau and Weimar." [2]


[1] UNESCO
[2] http://www.bauhaus-denkmal-bernau.de
Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
Exhibition review by Louise Noelle
DATE: 27/7/2017
8 June 2017 marked Frank Lloyd Wright´s 150th birth anniversary, and it was celebrated by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, with the opening of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive. A unique exhibition based on Wright´s archive, currently guarded by two important New York institutions.

Indeed, in September 2012, Columbia´s Avery Architecture & Fine Arts Library and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation signed an agreement to transfer to the first two the archive that, up to that point, had been sheltered by the campus located in the two residences of this notable architect, Taliesin East in Wisconsin and Taliesin West in Arizona. The Avery Library guarded an impressive collection that comprises approximately 55,000 drawings, 125,000 photos and a good number of documents –including his correspondence. Furthermore, there were a dozen models that became a part of MoMA´s collections some of them have been restored and are showcased at the exhibit. Faced with the enormous task of selecting and classifying, and a fixed time limit to put the exhibition together, the curators, Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, and Jennifer Gray, Project Research Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, set out on a new approach towards the archive and the renowned architect.

Hence the subtitle of the exhibit, Unpacking the Archive, as this was exactly the wager of the curators. The guiding axis was to extend an invitation to collaborate to a group of specialists, not necessarily in architecture, to go through a part of the archive that was of interest to them or that was close to their organization and conservation. For most of the scholars, the starting point was to select an initial drawing that would serve as a guide for their research and to complement it, be it with materials from the archive or from other spheres, in order to suggest a section of the exhibit and a text on the namesake catalogue that was published for this occasion. The result was that of thirteen proposals and the people in charge of those proposals and various chapters in the catalogue are: Barry Bergdoll, Michael Desmond, Jennifer Gray, Elizabeth S. Hawley, Juliet Kinchin, Neil Levine, Therese O´Malley, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Michael Osman, Spyros Papapetros, Matthew Skjonsberg, David Smiley and Mabel O. Wilson.

A special acknowledgement has to go to the restaurateurs of drawings and photographs as well as models, which recovered much of their splendour to be exhibited; the catalogue recounts as well the conservation work of Ellen Moody and Jannet Parks, while Carole Ann Fabian, Director of the Avery International and Fine Arts Library offers an interesting representation for the visualization and organization of the Wright archive.

With regard to the exhibit, the visitor often discovers novel and intriguing sides to Wright, on whom countless publications and numerous exhibitions have been made through time; amongst others we can recall that in 1994, MoMA itself took on an important retrospective in charge of Terence Riley and Peter Reed, while in 1998 the Vitra Design Museum organized the exhibit Frank Lloyd Wright and the Living City, both shows accompanied by outstanding catalogues.

This exhibit wanted to stand out as having a particular approach to the analysis and study of the work of the famous architect, thus allowing us to find subjects as “The Floricycle. Designing with Native and Exotic Plants” by O´Malley to get to know Wright as a landscape architect, a fact that has been scarcely studied to understand how gardens where fundamental within his architectural designs. This is accentuated by the work “Little Farms Unit: Nature, Ecology and Community” by Kinchin, that points out an early interest in collaborating in agricultural and ecological processes, alongside with his active participation in diverse urban undertakings. Therefore, in the case of “Abstracting the Landscape: Galesburg Above and Below the Surface” by Desmond or “Broad Acres and Narrow Lots” by Smiley, an interesting and novel narrative arises on the subject of urban design and dwelling relative to nature.

The approach to matters such as the one brought forth in “Rosenwald School: Lessons in Progressive Education” by Wilson, opens up new perspectives about the relation of Wright with education within the African-American community at the end of the 1920s; likewise, it showcases an architect convinced that a good architectural design influences the personal development of its users.

Some of the exhibit´s content has been studied previously, even though this showing tried to give these subjects a renewed approach; thus the subject of decoration achieves an important presence in the exhibition and the studies that accompany the catalogue. On one hand we find “The Jensen Graphic” by Gray and in parallel manner “Ornament from the Midway Gardens to the V.C. Morris Gift Shop” by Papapetros. However, it is “‘Playing Indian’ at the Nacoma Country Club” by Hawley that stands out for its originality given that it signals an interest by Wright to recuperate, in a Wisconsin club, the cultural and graphic traditions of the American Indians.

Another matter that was rescued by this exhibit and the scholars involved was that of technology, with a particular approach to the Usonian houses. In this way “American Built Houses” by Osman, but specially “Usonian Automatic System” by Skjonsberg, move closer to inspect and analyse the posture of the architect regarding these matters pertaining more to engineers. Culminating with “Reading ‘Mile-High’” by Bergdoll, which focuses on the study of a unique proposal for a building of great height; a series of explicit acknowledgements to some of the masters such as Louis Sullivan or noted personalities within the engineering world that Wright met such as Eduardo Torroja, Pier Luigi Nervi, J.J. Polivka and Robert Maillart are an addition to the structural audacity of the building.

In short, it is an important exhibition with novel wagers that go from landscape architecture to high-rises, crossing over ornament design and projects for progressive schools or constructive systems. However, in spite of the diversity in focus of the scholars the exhibit maintains a coherence that is the result of the vision and guardianship of the curators, complemented by the constant quality of the magnificent drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright who accompany the visitor throughout the tour offering well-known images as well as pleasant and unheard of surprises.    

Louise Noelle
Chair of Docomomo Mexico
Researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas

Translation: Louise Mereles

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
8 June - 1 October 2017
Curators: Barry Bergdoll and Jennifer Gray

More pictures: PDF below (by Louise Noelle)
More details: website
Conference: PROHITECH´17 the 3rd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions
12th-15th July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 14/7/2017
The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões presented the lecture "How to reuse Modern Architecture" in PROHITECH´17, the 3rd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions, that took place in Lisbon (Lisboa), Portugal, between 12th and 15th July 2017.

The themes of the conference were related to the protection of historical constructions and the topics range from structural and earthquake engineering, intervention strategies, materials and technologies, architecture and urban planning, represented by a showcase of diversified case studies covering different construction materials. A novel set of topics was also addressed, such as sustainability, energy efficiency, re-use and adaptation to climate changes.

More details: website
Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1)
The Heritage of Mies
DATE: 21/6/2017
EDITORIAL

Baukunst and Zeitwille between Europe and America

"As a tribute to Mies Van der Rohe (Aachen, 1886-Chicago, 1969) around the time of the celebrations of his 130th anniversary, this issue of the docomomo Journal focuses on his legacy. As Fritz Neumeyer stated in 1986, “the effort to establish a philosophical foundation for building in the age of technology makes Mies’s statements important witnesses to a period of historical transition, whose importance has been unimpaired by the passage of half a century”. Mies enjoyed great prominence in Europe and America. Starting in Europe, his first incursions resulted in the German Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exhibition (1929), the Tugendhat House (1930) and the Krefeld silk factory andhouses. The Illinois Institute of Technology (1943-1957), the Lake Shore Drive (1951), the Farnsworth House (1951), the Seagram building (1958) and the Toronto-Dominion Centre (1969), bear witness to his work in North America. Back in Berlin, the Neue Nationalgalerie (1968) testifies to the sublime and perfect achievement of his path towards Baukunst and Zeitwille. These ideas, which one may translate, respectively, as the art of building and the will of the time, are anchored in Mies’s belief that architecture should be “metaphysically charged with creative life force” (Neumeyer, 1986). This led him to the modern achievement of developing a new kind of freedom of movement in space, following his sense of order (Blake, 1964) and his very unique conception of urban space (Lambert, 1994, 2013).

After more than half a century of use, the rehabilitation of these works forms part of the architectural contemporary agenda. Not only are these buildings still a magnificent source of inspiration, but their resilience has also underlined their capacity for remaining up-to-date, backed by the collaborative efforts of some of the most skilled architects and architectural offices. Many buildings could be featured in this issue, but a selection has had to be made; from Europe and the USA, docomomo International is pleased to present both recently completed and ongoing rehabilitation processes, from a cycle that started with Mark Sexton’s keynote lecture to the 13th International docomomo Conference (2014, Seoul), on the restoration works being undertaken on the Crown Hall. This lecture was developed in even greater depth and became an inspirational paper for this journal. Since then, in recognising the importance of the academic research conducted by the team of Christian Raabe, Daniel Lohmann and Norbert Hanenberg, at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University, namely the studies developed within the restoration of the Krefeld Verseidag silk factory, it has become clear that this is now the time to analyse the question of the preservation of Mies architectural works. With the aim of providing a broad overview of recent and current activities relating to the legacy of Mies, this issue publishes new research undertaken into the early years in his hometown Aachen, as new actions linked to the Krefeld Golf Club and into the context surrounding the German Pavilion design. The reproduction of drawings kept in the archive of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was crucial in providing fresh insights. The participation of several members of docomomo in THICOM reveals the discussion process within the Tugendhat House restoration. The contemporary challenges facing architecture and construction are also analysed in the context of the restoration of the God Box chapel and finally under the scope of the refurbishment of the Neue Nationalgalerie by David Chipperfield Architects, conducted by Martin Reichert at his Berlin office.

I wish to thank the guest editors for their generous work, the authors for sharing their knowledge, practice, reflections and research, and finally the Krefeld-based Interface Company and the Mies Society for their special support. A special word of thanks is also due to Fritz Neumeyer, who generously agreed to share his thoughts on the legacy of Mies through an enlightening interview. With permanently fresh insights, Neumeyer promotes intellectual links to both classical and contemporary discourses, bringing to the fore the works of Behrens, Shinkel and Gilly.

docomomo
is proud to join in the 2016 celebrations on Mies van der Rohe, such as the exhibitions in Herleen or at the Ludwig Forum in Aachen, followed by the 30th anniversary of the reconstruction of the German Pavilion in Barcelona, and most recently the Circling the Square exhibition at the RIBA. By embarking on this journey through Mies’s experiences of Baukunst and Zeitwille, this journal seeks to pay tribute to the timelessness of his legacy."

By Ana Tostões and Zara Ferreira

References
Fritz Neumeyer, ­e Artless Word: Mies van der Rohe on the Building Art, Cambridge, The MIT Press, 1991 [Berlin, Siedler, 1986].
Peter Blake, Mies Van der Rohe: Architecture and Structure, Baltimore, Penguin Books, 1964.
Phyllis Lambert, “Punching through the clouds: notes on the plate of the Toronto-Dominion Centre in the North-America oeuvre of Mies”, in Detlef Mertins (ed.), Presence of Mies, New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1994.



INDEX

EDITORIAL
Baukunst and Zeitwille between Europe and America
BY ANA TOSTÕES AND ZARA FERREIRA

INTRODUCTION 
The Heritage of Mies 
BY NORBERT HANENBERG, DANIEL LOHMANN, CHRISTIAN RAABE 

ESSAYS

AACHEN — 1904–5 

“
Zur Neuen Welt” — Towards the New World. Ludwig Mies and his Architectural Youth in Aachen
BY MAIKE SCHOLZ, DANIEL LOHMANN

WEIMAR REPUBLIC — 1930S

The Verseidag Silk Factory in Krefeld. Architectural History and Restoration of a much-neglected Mies van der Rohe Project 
BY NORBERT HANENBERG, DANIEL LOHMANN 

Master Plans and Deviations. Mies van der Rohe´s involvement in urban development at Verseidag Krefeld and IIT Chicago
BY NORBERT HANENBERG, DANIEL LOHMANN 

Mies van der Rohe meets Robbrecht en Daem architecten. History of a 1:1 Model based on the Design of Mies van der Rohe
BY CHRISTIANE LANGE 

The Re-birth of the Tugendhat House
BY ANA TOSTÕES, IVO HAMMER, ZARA FERREIRA 

The Sequence of Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona: the German Pavilion as Part of a much Larger Industrial Presence
BY LAURA MARTINEZ DE GUEREÑU 

CHICAGO – 1940S 

Restoration of Crown Hall 
BY MARK SEXTON 

Restoring the “God Box”: Mies van der Rohe´s Carr Chapel at IIT
BY GUNNY HARBOE 

BACK TO BERLIN — 1950S 

The Neue Nationalgalerie: the Refurbishment of a Modern Monument
BY MARTIJN JASPERS 

INTERVIEW 
Fritz Neumeyer
BY ANA TOSTÕES 

NEWS

BOOK REVIEWS

APPENDIX
Call for Papers: 15th International Docomomo Conference - Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change
Call for Papers: 2 June - 1 September 2017; Conference: 20-28 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 2/6/2017
15th International Docomomo Conference
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 28-31 August 2018
http://docomomo2018.si


THEME
Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change

VENUE:
Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
ORGANIZED by: docomomo International and docomomo Slovenia
LANGUAGE: English

SCHEDULE

Call for Papers
. 2 June - 1 September 2017 - Call for Papers
. 8 November 2017 - Notification of Acceptance 
. 30 January 2018 - Full paper submission deadline (1st version).
. 28 February 2018 - Deadline for session chairs to return papers with comments to authors, with suggested revisions.
. 30 March 2018 - Full paper submission deadline (final version).

. 20-28 August 2018 - Workshop
. 28-31 August 2018 - Conference
. 26-27 August; 1-3 September 2018 - Docotours

ABOUT
Every two years docomomo (the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement) organizes an international conference, bringing together docomomo members and friends from its 72 national Working Parties, as an opportunity for in-depth exploration of an important theme or aspect of the Modern Movement. 

The forthcoming conference is being hosted by docomomo Slovenia and will take place at the Cankarjev Dom, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 28 to 31 August 2018, under the theme Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change.

THEME

At the 15th International Conference in Ljubljana, docomomo will address the history of Modern Movement transformations. This will be done in relation to cultural and natural aspects within the overall continuity of change. Both theory and practice will be considered. 
In 2018, docomomo will celebrate 30 years of effort to preserve and adapt the technical, social and aesthetic goals of the Modern Movement – values which have always been intrinsically intertwined with change. As Badiou put it, change is the law of the world; the absence of change is death. When we think, we think change (Introduction to the Philosophical Concept of Change, 2012).
Today we are experiencing a huge escalation of change in all areas of life, even surpassing the radical transformations that characterised the Modern Movement era of the mid-20th century; Kafka’s Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung, 1915) is becoming close to reality. Human and social values, authenticity and identity, are undergoing fundamental changes in their meaning or relevance. The difference between the original and its copy is waning. The social and aesthetic values of the Modern Movement, as well as its status as heritage and element of identity, are very much under attack. So, what does docomomo stand for in this rapidly changing context?

SUBTHEMES

1) Cities
Our cities are evolving in response to continuously changing forces. These involve many different layers of economics, politics and science. What can we learn from past experiences of the Modern Movement urban developments? How can we reconcile Modern Movement ideals and built legacy with the digital revolution, worldwide mobility, migration and increasing environmental awareness? How can our attraction towards the ever new, and incessant innovation, be reconciled with sustainable urban conservation? Which examples of success and failure can be identified?

Keywords: Neighbourhoods; Megastructures; Complexes; Multifunctionality; Urbanity; Urban planning; Public Space; Lifestyle; Infrastructures; Networks; Transport; Mobility; Density; New towns; Inner city; Suburbia; Civility; Digital technology.

2) Buildings
During the process of restoration or adaptive reuse, the paradigmatic challenge is to adapt the buildings concerned to different functions, users, lifestyles, environmental and safety standards. How can we select what must be preserved and what can be changed? How to combine preservation with legal energy efficiency directives? What are the most up-to-date technologies and processes of material selection that can improve the experience of living in modern buildings? How can new technologies and materials´ improvements be assessed? Within the decision-making process, how can we effectively address authoritative changes? How are interiors, well-being and atmospheres affected by these changes? Which are the most informative examples of modern architectural heritage restoration or adaptive reuse, and their successes and failures? 

Keywords: Restoration; Conversion; Renovation; Reuse; Icon; Ordinary; Programme; Functionalism; Prefabrication; Construction; Technologies; Energy efficiency; Seismic Retrofit; Legislative impact; Safety; Interiors; Atmosphere; Furniture; Lighting; Arts.

3) Identity
Human migration plays a fundamental role in all societies today. The forced interaction of people and places is now increasingly central to the development of cities and architecture. In the context of a society substantially shaped by physical and virtual transfers, how can identity be created, from the generic to the specific? Which is the role of the architectural heritage? What can we learn from the Modern Movement ideals of equality and progress, nowadays still perceivable through its built legacy? In the fact of rapid and uncontrolled urbanization and the fragmentation of the urban and social fabric, how can a sense of community and solidarity survive in our ever more pluralistic societies? In this context, is it realistically possible to preserve character and memory in conservation and adaptive reuse projects? If so, is it possible to pinpoint clear cases of success and failure? 

Keywords: Migration; Speed; Society; Culture; Aesthetics; Community; Civil Society; Appropriation; Occupation; Public; Co-presence; Identity; Representation; Collectivity; Authenticity; Ethics; Unity; Integrity; Society; Permanence; Ephemerality; Participation; Planning processes.

4) Environment
The accelerating processes of contemporary development, coupled with lack of commitment and responsibility, have created incredibly damage on an ever-vaster scale, including phenomena such as climate change, breakdown of traditional cultures, or hyper-individualization. Also, the overall context of the economic crisis requires a better management of natural resources. How can the modern built environment help foster a sustainable environment? How can we combine sustainability and modernity? Is it possible to identify exemplary cases (as less successful examples) of reuse projects set within different traditions, social and physical environments, and employing sustainable architecture and urban design to reflect local requirements?

Keywords: Nature; Earth; Ecology; Natural versus Artificial; Sustainability; Energy efficiency; Seismic Retrofit; Natural resources; Local resources; Climate change; Environmental damage; Tradition; Modernity.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Alexander Tzonis
Ambient d.o.o (Majda Kregar, Miha Kerin, Martin Ravnikar)
Boris Podrecca
Claes Caldenby
Damjan Prelovšek
Liane Lefaivre
Sadar Vuga (Boštjan Vuga, Diana Vučinić, Simon Hartman)
Vladimir Šlapeta

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Ana Tostões

(Chair of docomomo International)
Hubert-Jan Henket
(Honorary President of docomomo International)
Zara Ferreira

(Secretary General of docomomo International)
Louise Noelle
(ISCS Representative)
Natasa Koselj
(docomomo Slovenia/15IDC Representative)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Ana Tostões (Docomomo International, Portugal) 
Andrea Canziani (Italy)
Bárbara Coutinho (Portugal)
Claes Caldenby (Sweden)
Eui-Sung Yi (Korea)
Franz Graf (Switzerland)
Henrieta Moravcikova (Slovakia)
Horacio Torrent (Chile)
João Belo Rodeia (Portugal)
Judi Loach (UK) 
Louise Noelle (Mexico)
Miles Glendinning (Scotland)
Natasa Koselj (Slovenia)
Ola Wedebrunn (Denmark)
Ruth Verde Zein (Brazil)
Uta Pottgiesser (Germany)
Yoshiyuki Yamana (Japan)
Zara Ferreira (Docomomo International, Portugal)
Docomomo Photo Prize – Summer 2017
Modern Landscapes, 1st July - 31st August 2017
DATE: 1/7/2017
Docomomo Photo Prize
#docomomophotoprize
#summer2017
#modernlandscapes


CALL

Docomomo Photo Prize is an international photograph competition promoted by Docomomo International that will take place every season according to a specific theme, through Instagram.

DoCoMoMo International is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Documentation and Conservation (DoCo) of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement (MoMo), which aims to:
· Bring the significance of the architecture of the MoMo to the attention of the public, the authorities, the professionals and the educational community.
· Identify and promote the surveying of the works of the MoMo.
· Promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the MoMo.
· Oppose destruction and disfigurement of significant MoMo works.
· Foster and disseminate the development of appropriate techniques and methods of conservation and adaptive (re)use.
· Explore and develop new ideas for the future of a sustainable built environment based on the past experiences of the MoMo.

At the end of the 1980s, many MoMo masterpieces had already been demolished or had changed beyond recognition. This is mainly due to the fact that many were not considered to be elements of heritage, that their original functions have substantially changed and that their technological innovations have not always endured long-term stresses. One of the major missions of this competition comprises the construction of a memory of these buildings, sites and neighbourhoods, through the development of a global digital database with different views from the existing panorama. Beyond to create a showcase of MoMo production around the world, this competition aims to map its different times and geographies, in connection to its present condition.

Docomomo International challenges you to join this worldwide effort of MoMo dissemination towards its documentation and preservation by sharing with us your photographs!

THEME
The theme of the Docomomo Photo Prize – Summer 2017 contest will be Modern Landscapes.

landscape

noun
1. All the visible features of an area of land.
synonyms: scenery, countryside, topography, country, land, terrain, environment.
1.1 [As modifier] A picture representing an area of countryside.
1.2 The genre of landscape painting.
1.3 The distinctive features of a particular situation or intellectual activity.

In Oxford English Dictionary.

SCHEDULE
From 1 July to 31st August 2017.


PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES

1. Follow Docomomo International on Instagram.

2. Upload your photograph at your public Instagram profile with.
a. A brief description of the photograph.
b. The basic information of the photographed object – author/architect, building name, city, country, years of project and construction.
(Example: Amazing mosaic murals! Juan O´Gorman, Library of National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, 1951–1953.)
c. Tagging Docomomo International (@docomomointernational).
d. Using the hashtags #docomomophotoprize, #summer2017 and #modernlandscapes

3. The winners will be contacted through Instagram and will be asked to send to Docomomo International email address (docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa.pt) the following information: full name; email address; post address; biographical info; the photo in its best resolution; the basic information of the photographed object (author/architect, building name, city, country, year of project and construction).

Entrants can submit up to 5 photographs per season.
By submitting a photograph in the contest, each entrant warrants that his/her photographs conform to the terms and conditions of the contest and agrees with the evaluation process.


EVALUATION PROCESS

1. First stage: a pre-selection of 20 photographs will be made by the general public, through the amount of likes on Instagram.
2. Second stage: the selection of 1 winner and honourable mentions will be made, from the pre-selection stage, by a panel of judges composed by international experts on Modern Movement and professional photographers, in accordance with the following skills-based judging criteria: approach to the theme; impact; relevance; centre of interest; story telling & subject matter; technical quality; composition; creativity; colour balance and lighting.

The jury panel (that will be announced soon) and Docomomo International secretariat, with no right to win the competition, will safeguard a fair and balanced judging procedure.

THE PRIZE

The winner will receive a Docomomo International membership, surprise Docomomo International gifts, and the winning photograph will be published at Docomomo International website and social networks. The annual institutional membership provides the following benefits:
. Subscriptions to the Docomomo Journal – the only international bi-annual periodical which, since 1990, summarizes recent research on the sites and buildings of the Modern Movement (http://www.docomomo.com/shop/catalog/1).
. 1 reduced registrations for the biennial International Docomomo Conference.
. 1 institutional Docomomo Member Card, providing discounts accessing museums, partner institutions and activities worldwide dedicated to the Modern Movement.
. The subscription of the monthly Docomomo´s digital newsletter, with information within Modern Movement related initiatives worldwide.

The photographs receiving honourable mentions will be published at Docomomo International website and social networks and their authors will receive surprise Docomomo International gifts.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. By submitting an entry in the contest, the entrant warrants that his/her photographs conform to these terms:
. The entrant is the sole and exclusive owner of the photograph.
. The photograph is entrant’s own creation and is 100% original.
. The photograph must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, trademark rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.
. The photograph must not contain material that is inappropriate, disparaging, unlawful, offensive, false or misleading.

2. By submitting an entry, the entrant grants Docomomo International a royalty-free license to publish and reproduce the entrant’s first name, last name, address (city), biographical information, photograph submitted in the contest and respective description in Docomomo International publications, website and social networks.

Docomomo International reserves the right to disqualify an entrant from the contest if it believes that the entry fails to conform to the contest guidelines and/or terms and conditions.
ISC/Registers
Guidelines for submitting the 2017-2018 Homework
DATE: 1/6/2017
The working parties that have submitted at least 30 fiches and the information of at least 50 buildings for MOMOVE (Docomomo Virtual Exhibition - http://exhibition.docomomo.com/), can consider this part of their homework fulfilled. However, we strongly advise the inclusion of the 100 buildings in MOMOVE, and to reach 50 fiches. Below you will find the Guidelines for the 2017-2018 Homework, in order to have voting rights in the 2018 Assembly.

Working Parties that already have submitted Documentation Fiches and uploaded the buildings in MOMOVE:

A plan for new documentation homework has been approved in the last Council Meeting, September 6th, 2016 (Lisbon, Portugal), proposed by the ISC/Registers. With the aim of moving forward to the documentation of conservation good practices, Docomomo Working Parties (WP) have to submit:

(a) 1 yearly fiche on an example of Good Conservation Practice. Download the provisory template here: link.
(b) A bibliography with 5-10 publications (books or articles) on Modern Movement of each country, to put it online. Each item of the bibliography should be accompanied by a photo of the book cover, or of the article´s front page.

New Working Parties and Working Parties that not yet submitted Documentation Fiches:

The new WP and the WP that not yet accomplished previous Documentation Fiches homework, must comply with the submission of:

(a) At least 30 Documentation Fiches, minimum or full. Download the template here: link.
(b) The information of at least 50 buildings for MOMOVE (Docomomo Virtual Exhibition - http://exhibition.docomomo.com). Please download the guidelines here: link.

In addition it is necessary to participate in: 

(c) 1 yearly fiche on an example of Good Conservation Practice. Please download the provisory template here: link.
(d) A bibliography with 5-10 publications (books or articles) on Modern Movement of each country, to put it online. Each item of the bibliography should be accompanied by a photo of the book cover, or of the article´s front page.


The submission of the Homework for 2017-2018 must be sent to Louise Noelle (louisenoelle@gmail.com), Chair of ISC/Registers, with a copy to Docomomo International (docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa.pt) by June 1, 2018.

In the next weeks I will be in direct contact with the Docomomo Working Parties that have not yet submitted the Documentation Fiches and uploaded the MOMOVE Buildings.

Thank you very much for your support.

Best regards,

Louise Noelle Gras
Chair of ISC/Registers
New Partner Institution: BACU Association
Bucharest, Romania
DATE: 22/6/2017
Docomomo International is glad to inform that Docomomo members have now 5% discount in BACU publications and specias fares at cultural activities, in Bucharest, Romania.

BACU is an organization that focuses on the conservation and rehabilitation of the urban and cultural landscape. They concentrate their activity on the protection, rehabilitation, and conservation of the built heritage of the socialist period, by constantly monitoring the maintenance, protection and conservation of the architectural patrimony of Central Europe (Germany, Poland, Hungary, The Czech Republic, etc.) and Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, etc.). 

More details: website

The Project Socialism Modernism: website
Docomomo Photo Prize – Spring 2017
Art & Architecture, 1st May - 30th June 2017
DATE: 1/5/2017
Participate or vote in your prefered photos on Docomomo International Instagram! 

Docomomo Photo Prize

#docomomophotoprize 
#spring2017
#artarchitecture

CALL

Docomomo Photo Prize is an international photograph competition promoted by Docomomo International that will take place every season according to a specific theme, through Instagram. 

DoCoMoMo International is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Documentation and Conservation (DoCo) of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement (MoMo), which aims to:
· Bring the significance of the architecture of the MoMo to the attention of the public, the authorities, the professionals and the educational community. 
· Identify and promote the surveying of the works of the MoMo. 
· Promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the MoMo. 
· Oppose destruction and disfigurement of significant MoMo works. 
· Foster and disseminate the development of appropriate techniques and methods of conservation and adaptive (re)use. 
· Explore and develop new ideas for the future of a sustainable built environment based on the past experiences of the MoMo. 

At the end of the 1980s, many MoMo masterpieces had already been demolished or had changed beyond recognition. This is mainly due to the fact that many were not considered to be elements of heritage, that their original functions have substantially changed and that their technological innovations have not always endured long-term stresses. One of the major missions of this competition comprises the construction of a memory of these buildings, sites and neighbourhoods, through the development of a global digital database with different views from the existing panorama. Beyond to create a showcase of MoMo production around the world, this competition aims to map its different times and geographies, in connection to its present condition. 

Docomomo International challenges you to join this worldwide effort of MoMo dissemination towards its documentation and preservation by sharing with us your photographs! 

THEME
The theme of the Docomomo Photo Prize – Spring 2017 contest will be the relation between Art and Architecture within Modern Movement production.

SCHEDULE
From 1 May to 30 June 2017.

PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES

1. Follow Docomomo International on Instagram.

2. Upload your photograph at your public Instagram profile with.
a. A brief description of the photograph.
b. The basic information of the photographed object – author/architect, building name, city, country, years of project and construction.
(Example: Amazing mosaic murals! Juan O´Gorman, Library of National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, 1951–1953.)
c. Tagging Docomomo International (@docomomointernational).
d. Using the hashtags #docomomophotoprize, #spring2017 and #artarchitecture

3. The winners will be contacted through Instagram and will be asked to send to Docomomo International email address (docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa.pt) the following information: full name; email address; post address; biographical info; the photo in its best resolution; the basic information of the photographed object (author/architect, building name, city, country, year of project and construction).

Entrants can submit up to 5 photographs per season.
By submitting a photograph in the contest, each entrant warrants that his/her photographs conform to the terms and conditions of the contest and agrees with the evaluation process.

EVALUATION PROCESS

1. First stage: a pre-selection of 20 photographs will be made by the general public, through the amount of likes on Instagram.
2. Second stage: the selection of 1 winner and honourable mentions will be made, from the pre-selection stage, by a panel of judges composed by international experts on Modern Movement and professional photographers, in accordance with the following skills-based judging criteria: approach to the theme; impact; relevance; centre of interest; story telling & subject matter; technical quality; composition; creativity; colour balance and lighting.

The jury panel (that will be announced soon) and Docomomo International secretariat, with no right to win the competition, will safeguard a fair and balanced judging procedure. 

THE PRIZE

The winner will receive a Docomomo International membership, surprise Docomomo International gifts, and the winning photograph will be published at Docomomo International website and social networks. The annual institutional membership provides the following benefits: 
. Subscriptions to the Docomomo Journal – the only international bi-annual periodical which, since 1990, summarizes recent research on the sites and buildings of the Modern Movement (http://www.docomomo.com/shop/catalog/1).
. 1 reduced registrations for the biennial International Docomomo Conference.
. 1 institutional Docomomo Member Card, providing discounts accessing museums, partner institutions and activities worldwide dedicated to the Modern Movement.
. The subscription of the monthly Docomomo´s digital newsletter, with information within Modern Movement related initiatives worldwide.

The photographs receiving honourable mentions will be published at Docomomo International website and social networks and their authors will receive surprise Docomomo International gifts.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. By submitting an entry in the contest, the entrant warrants that his/her photographs conform to these terms:
. The entrant is the sole and exclusive owner of the photograph.
. The photograph is entrant’s own creation and is 100% original.
. The photograph must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, trademark rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.
. The photograph must not contain material that is inappropriate, disparaging, unlawful, offensive, false or misleading.

2. By submitting an entry, the entrant grants Docomomo International a royalty-free license to publish and reproduce the entrant’s first name, last name, address (city), biographical information, photograph submitted in the contest and respective description in Docomomo International publications, website and social networks.

Docomomo International reserves the right to disqualify an entrant from the contest if it believes that the entry fails to conform to the contest guidelines and/or terms and conditions.
2017 SAH Publication Awards: Winners
Barry Bergdoll, Carlos Eduardo Comas, Jorge Francisco Liernur, and Patricio del Real have been awarded with the Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Awards
DATE: 8/6/2017
Docomomo International is happy to announce that Barry Bergdoll, Carlos Eduardo Comas, Jorge Francisco Liernur, and Patricio del Real have been awarded with the Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Awards by the Society of Architectural Historians with the book Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 (The Museum of Modern Art, 2015) on the last 8th June 2017. 

"SAH presented the awards at its 70th Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony, at the University of Strathclyde´s Barony Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. Each year, SAH presents publication awards honoring excellence in architectural history, urban history, landscape history and historic preservation scholarship as well as architectural exhibition catalogues."

Other winners:

Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award- Meredith Cohen, The Sainte-Chapelle and the Construction of Sacral Monarchy: Royal Architecture in Thirteenth-Century Paris (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award- Richard Longstreth, Looking beyond the Icons: Midcentury Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism(University of Virginia Press, 2015)

Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Awards- Benjamín Ibarra Sevilla, El Arte de la Cantería Mixteca (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2014)

Barry Bergdoll, Carlos Eduardo Comas, Jorge Francisco Liernur, and Patricio del Real, eds., Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 (The Museum of Modern Art, 2015)

Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award- Elizabeth McKellar, Landscapes of London: The City, the Country, and the Suburbs, 1660–1840 (Yale University Press, 2013)

Spiro Kostof Book Awards- Marta Gutman, A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850–1950 (The University of Chicago Press, 2014)

Sarah Lynn Lopez, The Remittance Landscape: Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA(The University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Founders’ JSAH Article AwardDustin Valen, “On the Horticultural Origins of Victorian Glasshouse Culture,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 75, no. 4 (December 2016): 403–423.

More details: website
Docomomo International Instagram
Stay tuned for the new weekly contents!
DATE: 31/5/2017
Docomomo International is happy to announce the new Instagram contents!

In order to keep improving the dissemination of the Modern Movement production, Docomomo International developed contents to publish on a regular basis in the Docomomo International Instagram account. From now on, every week, you can count with:
- #quoteoftheweek: quote by a modern architect.
- #beforeandafter: intends to be a showcase of successful cases of reuse, renovation or restoration conducted on Modern Movement works, through the comparison of the pictures from before and after.
- #eventoftheweek: highlight of one of the events disseminated on Docomomo International website happening during that week
- #momove: share of the last entries uploaded at the Docomomo Virtual Exhibition
- #docomomophotoprize: showcase of the photographs submitted in the Docomomo Photo Prize

Additionally, Docomomo International will keep you updated concerning Docomomo Events and News!

Stay tuned at Docomomo International Instagram!
The Chair of Docomomo International on TSF
27th May, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 27/5/2017
On the last 27th May 2017, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, participated in the TSF Portuguese radio program Encontros com o Património [Meetings with Heritage], in the framework of the exhibition Victor Palla e Pedro Bento d´Almeida: Arquitectura de Outro Tempo [Architecture of Another Time]. 

Victor Palla (1922-2006) and Pedro Bento d´Almeida (1918-1997) were Portuguese modern architects that worked together for 25 years (1947-1973), producing more than 700 projects, in Portugal. "They were responsible for the modernization of countless commercial establishments, factories, primary schools, permanent housing (single-family housing and multi-family housing) and temporary housing (tourist hotels and holiday villages), extending the activity to the areas of design and the arts."(1)

Along with Prof. Ana Tostões the guests of this program were Bárbara Coutinho (Director of MUDE and Co-Chair of the Docomomo International Specialist Committee of Interior Design), Michel Toussaint (Professor and Doctorate in Theory of Architecture, FAUL) and Patricia Bento d´Almeida (Architect, Art historian and the curator of the exhibition Victor Palla e Pedro Bento d´Almeida: Arquitectura de Outro Tempo).

To listen the program: website [portuguese]

(1) Translated from the website
Awards Ceremony: Archiprix Portugal 2017
27th May 2017, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 27/5/2017
The Archiprix Portugal 2017 Awards Ceremony will take place next Saturday, 27th May 2017 (6:00pm) at the Lisbon Architecture Triennial headquarters, where the winner of this edition will be announced.

Being one of the institutional partners of the Archiprix Portugal 2017, Docomomo International supported the development of this initiative.

"The Archiprix Portugal Prize was instituted in 2012, by the Serra Henriques Foundation (Lisbon) and the Archiprix Foundation (Rotterdam), involving the Portuguese Association of Architects and the Portuguese architecture schools.

Archiprix is internationally referenced as one of the most prestigious academic architecture awards, annually distinguishing the best Master’s Thesis projects presented in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism. The Archiprix Prize is characterized by the diversity of its projects. Contrasting the generality of architectural contests, Archiprix does not impose, a priori, a specific problematic. On the contrary, Archiprix promotes intellectual and academic diversity. For this reason, the projects’ themes, their presentation and their level of detail vary considerably from one another. The diversity and the high quality of the Archiprix projects represent, as a whole, an important contribution to the emerging national architecture’s projection.

In this sense, Archiprix establishes agreements with relevant entities regarding the disclosure of new talents in the field of architecture, giving them international visibility and privileged public exposure.

The Archiprix organization is composed of an Executive Committee and an Advisory Council, which is a non-executive operational and scientific counselling organ regarding the Jury’s creation and concerning the participation in academic meetings. The Prize’s winners inherently integrate this Council.

Archiprix Portugal falls within the International Archiprix Network, constituted by the counterpart initiatives Archiprix Holland, Spain, Chile, Central Europe (Bosnia Herzegovina, Austria, Hungary, Croatia), Turkey, Italy and Russia. Also part of the Archiprix network is the global scoped awards – Archiprix International."

More details: website.
Master Seminar: MODSCAPES’ second meeting, Lectures & Talks, Modernist Rural Landscapes
25th May 2017, ESAP, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 25/5/2017
On 25th May 2017 (17:00-20:00), the ESAP-Oporto University of Arts, hosted a public Master Seminar – Lectures & Talks, Modernist Rural Landscapes, in the framework of the MODSCAPES’ second meeting that took place between 25th and 27th May 2017. During the seminar, which was introduced by Professor Helena Maia (CESAP/CEAA), the following MODSCAPES’ Associated partners delivered short talks:

- Ana Tostões (Chair of Docomomo International);
- Simon Bell (President of ECLAS – European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools);
- Dirk Gotzmann (Director of CIVILSCAPE: We are the landscape people!).

Additionally, two MODSCAPES researchers addressed lectures on the following topics:

- Friedrich Kuhlmann (Estonian University of Life Sciences), “Edasi! The making of urban Baltics”;
- Cristina Pallini (Politecnico di Milano), “Memory and Invention of a Promised Land (Italy & Greece)”.

“MODSCAPES explores rural landscapes produced by large-scale agricultural development and colonisation schemes planned in the 20th century. This transnational research project investigates 11 case studies across Europe and beyond.
MODSCAPES aims to explore, document, and raise awareness around this largely underestimated shared cultural heritage, which has seldom been the topic of international and interdisciplinary research.
MODSCAPES introduces the concept of landscapes as a unifying paradigm between tangible (the built environment) and intangible legacies (the related cultural and sociopolitical contexts) to bridge the gap between research, practice and policies through a trans-disciplinary approach.
MODSCAPES is a collaborative research project funded under the HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area 3rd Joint Reseach Programme dedicated to “Uses of the Past” (2016-2019)."

More details: website
Exhibition and Talk Sessions: Octávio Lixa Filgueiras: Habitat da Modernidade [Habitat of Modernity]
18th April – 18th June, 30th June 2017, FIMS, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 30/6/2017
The exhibition Octávio Lixa Filgueiras: Habitat da modernidade [Habitat of Modernity], commissioned by the professors Gonçalo Canto Moniz and Nelson Mota, will take place between 18th April and 18th June 2017, at the Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva (FIMS – Fundação Instituto Arquitecto José Marques da Silva). This initiative is part of the program developed to symbolize the donation of the Octávio Lixa Filgueiras archive to FIMS, and has the support of: FAUP (Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto); Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra; EAUM (School of Architecture of the University of Minho); CEAA-ESAP and the Northern Regional Section of the Portuguese Order of Architects.

In the framework of this exhibition, a series of two talk sessions will be held at Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva, which aim to be a critical reflection contribution on two central themes, both in the work of Octávio Lixa Filgueiras and in the Portuguese architecture: the architect’s social function and the habitat of modernity.

The first talk promoted under this exhibition - Conversa #1 | Da Função Social do Arquiteto [The Architect’s Social Function], will take place on May 26, 2017 (Friday) and to discuss the subject with the participation of Ana Tostões (Chair of Docomomo International), Eduardo Fernandes, Pedro Bandeira and Raquel Paulino.

The second talk – Conversa #2 | O Habitat da Modernidade [The Habitat of Modernity], will take place on June 26, 2017 (Monday) and will count with the participation of Bruno Gil, Jorge Figueira, Edite Rosa, Maria Helena Maia and Pedro Baía.

The moderation of both talks will be assured by the commissioners of this project, professors Gonçalo Canto Moniz and Nelson Mota.

Entrance is free, being only subject to the space capacity. You’re welcomed to participate!

More details: website [Portuguese].
Docomomo International at the New National Gallery under refurbishment works
15th May 2017, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 15/5/2017
Within the preparation of the next edition of Docomomo Journal, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, visited, last 15th May, The New National Gallery (by Mies van der Rohe, Berlin, 1968) under refurbishment by David Chipperfield, 2017. The visit was accompanied by the Architect Martin Reichert (David Chipperfield architects).
Docomomo International at the Villa Cavrois
11th May 2017, Villa Cavrois, Croix, France
DATE: 11/5/2017
The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, visited Villa Cavrois with the Chair of Docomomo France, Prof. Richard Klein, last 11th May 2017. Villa Cavrois is an architectural manifesto, work of architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, that was designed and built in Croix between 1929 and 1932 for Paul Cavrois, a textile industrialist from the Nord department, and his family. Listed as a historical monument in 1990 thanks to citizen mobilisation, and acquired by the State in 2001, the huge restoration project implemented in 2003 by the DRAC Nord-Pas-de Calais and then taken over by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux in 2008 was completed in 2015!
New Partner Institution: Serlachius Museum
Mänttä, Finland
DATE: 3/5/2017
Docomomo International is happy to inform that Docomomo members have now free to access at Serlachius Museums.

"Paper mill owner Gösta Serlachius (1876–1942) was a well-known art collector and patron of arts already in 1920’s. At that time he had plans to build a museum in Mänttä to house his growing collection. 

Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation was established in 1933 with the purpose to build and maintain a museum in Mänttä. Its rules determined in detail, what kind of museum would be built in Mänttä.

In addition to the exhibition space, the plans of the building included a café, reading room, library and housing for the curator of the museum and a library. Some financial means would be allocated for art acquisitions as well as for adorning the small industrial town of Mänttä wtih artworks.

The process of planning the art museum continued throughout the 1930‘s. Concurrently Gösta Serlachius commissioned building of several architecturally significant buildings."

More details: website
Publication: Time Frames: Conservation Policies for Twentieth-Century Architectural Heritage
Edited by Ugo Carughi, Massimo Visone, Routledge, 2017
DATE: 26/4/2017
Time Frames provides a reconnaissance on the conservation rules and current protection policies of more than 100 countries, with particular attention to the emerging nations and twentieth-century architecture. The contributions illustrate the critical issues related to architectural listings, with a brief history of national approaches, a linkography and a short bibliography. The book also provides a short critical lexicography, with 12 papers written by scholars and experts including topics on identities, heritages, conservation, memories and the economy. By examining the methods used to designate building as heritage sites across the continents, this book provides a comprehensive overview of current protection policies of twentieth-century architecture as well as the role of architectural history.

This book was published with the patronage of Docomomo International and includes a preface written by its Chair, Prof. Ana Tostões.

Shop online: website
International Day of Monuments and Sites 2017: Serralves
18th April 2017, Serralves, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 18/4/2017
On 18th April 2017, the Serralves Museum celebrated the International Day of Monuments and Sites with a guided tour to the exhibition Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of Alhambra and the debate Património Arquitectónico e Intervenção Contemporânea [Architectural Heritage and Contemporary Intervention] with several speakers (see the list below) including Docomomo International President, Prof. Ana Tostões, and moderation of Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of Alhambra exhibition curator, António Choupinha.

Speakers:
- José Aguiar (ICOMOS – PORTUGAL)
- Ana Paula Amendoeira (ICOMOS – PORTUGAL)
- Roberto Cremascoli (CO-COMMISSIONER OF THE PORTUGUESE REPRESENTATION AT THE 2016 BIENNIAL OF VENICE)
- Nuno Grande (CO-COMMISSIONER OF THE PORTUGUESE REPRESENTATION AT THE 2016 BIENNIAL OF VENICE)
- Ann Pitt  (WENWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOSTON)
- Nuno Sampaio (DIRECTOR-EXECUTIVE OF THE PORTUGUESE CENTER OF ARCHITECTURE)
- Ana Tostões (DOCOMOMO INTERNATIONAL)

More details: website [english] + website [portuguese]
New Partner Institution: New Synagoga Zilina
DATE: 12/4/2017
Docomomo International is happy to inform that Docomomo members have now free access and special fare to cultural activities at New Synagoga Zilina.

The building is now under restoration works and will open to the public in May 2017!

"The project of restoration of the New Synagogue and its revitalization for Kunsthalle is implemented by the NGO Truc sphérique (cultural center Stanica Žilina-Záriečie) in cooperation with the generous owner of the monument – Jewish Community in Žilina. (...) Our intention is not only restored Behrens’ landmark, but also new life in it. The aim is to create an exhibition space for contemporary art and other cultural activities with international dimension. Institution with quality curatorial programs and a clear profile that will combine the production of exhibitions and intellectual discourse with other local community activities. Therefore, it was and it is important to pre-open the synagogue regularly during reconstruction works and to test the future activities."

More details: website
IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Spring 2017
21th April 2017, Salão Nobre, Main Building, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 21/4/2017
On 21st April 2017, the IST PhD Week Spring 2017 took place at Instituto Superior Técnico - University of Lisbon, Portugal. Organised in collaboration with Bauhaus - Universität Weimar, this PhD Week was focused on the theme "Urban Design and Dictatorship: Historical City Centres", in the framework of the programme UEDXX (Urbanism of European Dictatorships during the XXth Century Scientific Network).

Programme

Ana Tostões/Christian von Oppen
(Técnico - University of Lisbon/Bauhaus - Universität Weimar)
Lisbon: the capital of an Empire

Harald Bodenschatz
(Technische Universität Berlin)
Rome: Stage of Past and Future Grandeur

Max Welch Guerra
(Bauhaus - Universität Weimar)
Berlin: Farwell from a Modest Old Town

Piero Sassi
(Bauhaus - Universität Weimar)
Madrid: a new Historic Centre for the New State?

Uwe Altrock
(Universität Kassel)
Lourenço Marques: Old Town Reloaded

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook page

More details about UEDXX: website
New Partner Institution: ARQ ediciones
DATE: 7/4/2017
Docomomo International is happy to inform that Docomomo members have now 15% when acquiring ARQ ediciones books.

"ARQ ediciones  is a non-profit publishing house belonging to the School of Architecture of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

It was born in 1980 from ARQ magazine - which has since been published regularly - reaching its current four - monthly rhythm in 1995.
Nine years after the founding of the magazine, the first book published by ARQ was published, initiating a production that today reaches more than 100 published titles dedicated to architecture and urbanism."

More details: website [spanish]
Shop online: website [spanish]
Modscapes Kick-Off Event: Modernist Reinventions of the Rural Landscape
20th -22th March, Milan, Italy
DATE: 20/3/2017
The Modscapes Kick-Off Event - Modernist Reinventions of the Rural Landscape -, that took place last 20 to 22 March, in Milan, Italy. The goal is to present the MODSCAPES project, funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) within the programme "Uses of the Past".
MODSCAPES deals with 20th-century large-scale agricultural development schemes, entailing reclamation works, inner colonisation, resettlement processes, landscape architecture. Conceived and implemented in the different geographical and political contexts, in Europe and beyond, such schemes for the modernization of the countryside were functional to nation-building policies.
The resulting rural landscapes were largely overlooked as a transnational research topic, although they provided a testing ground for the ideas and tools of environmental and social scientists, architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects and artists, converging around shared challenges.While comparing different case studies, the project also aims at framing these contexts against future change and challenges.

Docomomo International is a partner of MODSCAPES project and it was represented in this event by Miles Glendinning, Professor of Architectural Conservation at University of Edinburgh and Chair of  Docomomo International ISC Urbanism+Landscape.

More details: website

Programme: PDF below
IV Seminário Internacional da Academia de Escolas de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de Língua Portuguesa – “A Língua que Habitamos”
25th-28th April 2017, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
DATE: 25/4/2017
The fourth edition of the International Architecture Schools Academy and Portuguese Urbanism Seminar will take place in Belo Horizonte, between 25 and 28 April 2017. The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, is a member of Scientific Committee and will attend the event.

A Língua que Habitamos - The Language We Inhabit

The fourth edition of the International Architecture Schools Academy and Portuguese Urbanism Seminar focuses its theme on the importance of Architecture, Urbanism and Design as Cultural Expression, understanding the importance architecture, urbanism and the design process as a synthesis of the technique and cultures´ demonstration, bringing, at the same time, answers to the demands of these cultures and giving contributions to its renewal. To the cultural dimension and common language, research about Architecture, Urbanism and Design on an expressive context, as well as the bounds between the architectural, urban and design realities and the diversities in the Portuguese speaking countries. By exploring this general theme, the seminar celebrates our common roots and the developments that have occurred in them, over time, in different countries and regions, including those of the Portuguese Language.

More details: website
Roundtable: Brazilian Modern Architecture and its International Influence
28th March 2017, Embassy of Brazil, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 28/3/2017
On 28th March 2017, a roundtable discussion about Brazilian modern architecture and its international influence was held by the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, and moderated by the Ambassador of Brasil in Japan, André Corrêa do Lago (curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale), at the Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo, Japan.

This iniative is co-organized by Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo, Docomomo International and The University of Tokyo.
Symposium: Architectural and Planning Cultures across Regions: Digital Humanities Collaboration Toward Knowledge Integration
26th-27th March, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
DATE: 26/3/2017
Between 26th and 27th the Symposium Architectural and Planning Cultures across Regions: Digital Humanities Collaboration Toward Knowledge Integration will be held at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

The chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, will comment the presentations with Akiko Okabe.

"The main objective of this symposium is to discuss the potential and the limits that technologies of information offer to integrate architectural and planning cultures across regions. We invite well-established and promising historians, theoreticians and critics of architecture, urban design and planning to evaluate the processes of production of knowledge in these fields. 
These fields of knowledge production have developed in order to contribute to a critical assessment of the models, technologies, forms, methods and materials used in the making of architecture, cities and villages across the world. These fields developed in order to train and inform the professionals practically engaged in shaping the spaces inside and outside cities with the fundamental tasks of orienting and criticizing the modernization of cities and architecture in a global scale.
The debate about the modernization of cities and architecture has overcome several intellectual crises illustrated in the apparition and disappearance of terminologies, such as, post-colonial, post-modern, and post-environmental. The challenge nowadays is to produce knowledge useful for the design and planning of spaces inside and outside cities that takes into consideration a variety of values and perspectives operating in a global scale and by varied disciplines at different levels. In this context, for producing a well-informed architectural and planning culture, it is necessary to take into consideration the conceptual, organizational, formal and material references coming from urban-rural, modern-traditional, international-local, government-community interactions in different regions across the world. 
Nowadays, historians, theoreticians and critics of architecture, urban design and planning have access to a huge quantity and diversity of information. They are impelled to engage into the disclosure of the knowledge produced at a local level for a larger global audience. At the same time, they need to think about how certain criteria and standards permit or impede the comparison and the sharing of this knowledge being produced in varied contexts. These are important challenges of the 21st century that they have now to tackle in order to produce an architectural and planning culture that is critical, updated and global in scope. 
In order to address this challenge, we invite historians, theoreticians and critics of architecture, urban and regional planning and design to discuss:
What are the benefits and obstacles for integrating knowledge through the use of new technologies in digital humanities?
How would these new technologies impact the way we produce knowledge in the fields of history, theory and critics of architecture, design and planning?"

Detailed program: PDF below

More details: website
Meeting with Tange Associates
21st March, Kofu City, Japan
DATE: 21/3/2017
Last 21st March 2017, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, visited the Yamanashi Cultural Center (1966), Kofu City, Japan, designed by Kenzo Tange.

This building is an outstanding example of rehabilitation after being undergoing earthquake retrofitting which expects to extend the building’s lifespan for another 50 years.

Before the visit, Prof. Ana Tostões had a meeting in Tange Associates office with Paul Noritaka Tange (in the picture) to know more about the rehabilitation project.


The visit was accompanied by:
the Executive Vice President of Tange Associates, Architect Tomohino Kimura
the President of Yamanashi Cultural Center, Eiichi Noguchi
the Facility Manager of Yamanashi Cultural Center, Ken Hosaka

Rehabilitation details: website

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook page

Yamanashi NichiNichi Newspaper report (23rd March 2017): PDF below
The Chair of Docomomo International visits the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
20th March, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 20/3/2017
Last Monday, 20th March 2017, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, visited the Japanese Concert Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (1961), in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Kunio Maekawa. The visit was accompanied by the Professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University, Dr. Eng. Seiichi Fukao.
Interview: The Chair of Docomomo International interviews Fumihiko Maki
20th March, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 20/3/2017
The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, interview Fumihiko Maki in is office, in Tokyo, last 20th March.

The interview will be available soon.

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook page
Meeting in Otsuchi
18th-19th March, Otsuchi, Japan
DATE: 18/3/2017
The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, did a tour around Otsuchi and Kirikiri, Japan, last weekend, 18th-19th March, with professors and students from The University of Tokyo, to visit modern architecture of the area.

Due to the tragic tsunami deluge of Otsuchi on March 11, 2011, 52% of the residential area (= 431ha) was submerged under water and 1,284 lives were lost. The death toll reduced the population by nearly 10%. About 4,000 people who lost their houses are still living in temporary housing scattered over 48 sites. Prof. Ana Tostões, met Ken Sasaki, Manager for City Council Secretariat, at the town office, to know all the efforts that are being done to reconstruct the city and all the facilities with the Otsuchi Master Plan for Reconstruction.

Otsuchi Master Plan for Reconstruction: website

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook page
The Chair of Docomomo International visits Marunouchi and Ginza, in Tokyo
16th March, Marunouchi and Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 16/3/2017
Last 16th March, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, visited Marunouchi and Ginza, in Tokyo, through a guided tour by the Professor Yasushi Zenno, and accompanied by the Ginza Association, an association who works intensively to preserve and maintain the unique and exquisite Ginza character.

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook page
Interview: The Chair of Docomomo International was interviewed by the I-House Quarterly
9th June 2017, Newsletter I-House Quarterly, Japan
DATE: 9/6/2017
The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, was interviewed by the Japanese newsletter "I-House Quarterly" last 14th March, at the International House of Japan (by Kunio Maekawa, Junzo Sakakura, Junzo Yoshimura, gardens by Ogawa Jihei, Tokyo, 1955).

The full interview is now available online!

Interview: website

Photo: The Chair of Docomomo Japan, Hiroshi Matsukuma, and the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões.
Conference: The Third mASEANa International Conference
12th-13th March 2017, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 12/3/2017
The Third mASEANa International Conference — Modern Architectural Heritage in ASEAN and Japan — was held in the National Museum of Western Art and in The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, between 12th and 13th March 2017.

"ASEAN countries today are taken an impressive leap forward. Yet in the whirlpool of the growth, many significant pieces of modern architecture are about to vanish before their value is truly recognised. Deeply concerned with this issue, in November 2015, Docomomo Japan and The Japan Foundation launched "mASEANa Project" as a platform for international discussion.
In this March in Tokyo, mASEANa provides the opportunity to discuss recent activities in Vietnam, modern architecture surveys in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and highlights from the International Conference Pioneers of modern Architecture held in Hanoi in January 2017. In addition, with reference to the inscription of National Museum of Western Art, designed by Le Corbusier in Tokyo, as a World Heritage Site, we reconsider the meaning of the Convention and particularities as well as universality within modern architecture in Asia."

Docomomo International will continue collaborating with mASEANa project, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in the ASEAN countries.

The mASEANa Project 2015-2020: Appreciating Asian Modern is a project promoted by docomomo Japan that came from the coalition of docomomo International, mAAN and ICOMOS ISC20c, with the support of the Japan Foundation with The Toyota Foundation, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in south-east Asia.

More details: mASEANa Project Facebook

Schedule information: PDF below

Photographic report: Day 1Day 2
Meetings in Okayama
9th March 2017, Okayama, Japan
DATE: 9/3/2017
Last 9 March, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, had an audience with the Deputy Mayor of Okayama, Mr. Yasuomi Ebash, at the prefecture of Okayama (Kunio Maekawa, 1952-57), in Japan, to discuss the future of modern buildings in the city, and with Administrator of the Hayashibara Museum of Art (by Kunio Maekawa, 1964), Mr. Akihiro Kemmotsu, before visiting the building.
Meetings and lecture in Okinawa
4th-5th March, Okinawa, Japan
DATE: 4/3/2017
Last 4-5 March, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, presented the lecture: "Diversity of Modern Architecture, the African Case" in the Museum of Okinawa, Naha, and had an audience with the Deputy Mayor of Naha, Mr. Satoru Chinen, and the Vice-Chair of Docomomo Japan, Mr. Yoshiyuki Yamana, to discuss the future of the Naha Siminnkaikan (Naha Civic Center).

The Naha Siminnkaikan (designed by Nobuyoshi KINJO and inaugurated in 1970) is a multi-purpose cultural venue that has been widely used as a “pantheon of culture” for residents, as one of the most symbolic buildings of Okinawa: the reversion of Okinawa to Japan after 27 years of US rule was signed there, on May 15, 1972.
Last October 2016, the building was closed because of its deteriorated condition. The city government is planning to issue an expense estimate of the maintenance work, summary of opinions of relevant Naha City officials, and collect opinions from residents and experts before officially making a decision on whether to demolish or keep the building intact. City officials say the hall will be demolished if the expense of maintaining it would be high.

Docomomo International supports all the efforts that may be carried on with the intention of preserving and restoring the building envisaging its sustainable future.

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page

Okinawa´s Newspaper report (14th April 2017): PDF below
Lectures: Modern Architecture in Global Context: Dialogue with Professor Ana Tostões
24th January – 8th March 2017, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 24/1/2017
The chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, overlooked the Modernity in Global Architecture through a series of 4 architectural dialogues that took place at the University of Tokyo, Japan, between 24th January and 8th March 2017. In the last one, Hiroyasu Fujioka presented "Japanese Modern: Learning from Tradition" with Ana Tostões comments. These 45-minute presentations were followed by discussion with the audience.
All sessions were held at Kasaoka Lounge, C Block, second floor, IIS, The University of Tokyo. The coordinators are Shin Muramatsu and Yoshiyuki Yamana.

1. Brazilian modern: Modern Movement in Latin America:
1800-2100 pm, 24 January, 18-21pm
Moderator: Yasuko Kamei, Commentator: Yoshiyuki Yamana
Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page

2.The Modern and Portuguese Modern: Center and Periphery of Modern Architecture in Europe
14 February, 18-21pm
Moderator: Yasuko Kamei, Commentator: Yoshitake Doi
Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page

3.African Modern: Modern in Developing Countries
22 February, 18-21pm
Presenter: Ana Tostoes, Moderator: Yasushi Zenno, Commentator: Shin Muramatsu
Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page

4.Japanese Modern: Learning from Tradition
8 March, 18-21pm
Presenter: Hiroyasu Fujioka, Moderator: Yasushi Zenno, Commentator: Ana Tostões
Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page

More details: PDF below
DOCOMOMO Member Card & Protocols
Call for Partnerships
DATE: 28/3/2017
Docomomo International has created the Member Card with the intention of helping our members to get to know more about museums and cultural institutions dedicated to Modern Movement worldwide. With the Docomomo Member Card, all members are able to benefit different advantages when visiting partner institutions (list below).

Docomomo International wishes to expand its international partners network, offering even more benefits within the most interesting centers of modern culture and encouraging all members to get more involved with Modern Movement heritage. As such we are opening a Call for Partnerships to museums, cultural centers or other institutions in order to be included in Docomomo´s membership benefits.

If you have some ideas or wishes to be part of this network, please contact Docomomo International: docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa.pt


DOCOMOMO INTERNATIONAL MEMBER CARD BENEFITS

PARTNERS INSTITUTIONS

• Villa Tugenhadt [Czech Republic]: Free entrance. 
• Museum of Estonian Architecture [Estonia]: 10% discount in the bookshop. 
• Alvar Aalto Museum [Finland]: Free entrance and 15% discount in the museum shop. 
• Keski-Suomen Museo [Finland]: Free entrance. 
• Muuratsalo Experimental House [Finland]: 15% off on guided tours. 
• Studio Aalto [Finland]: 15% off on guided tours and 15% discount in the museum shop. 
• The Aalto House [Finland]: 15% off on guided tours and 15% discount in the museum shop. 
• Villa Kokkonen [Finland]: Reduced ticket (9,50€) on their two guided tours: Listen to the Architecture and Connecting Alvar Aalto and Jean Sibelius. 
• HARG House [France]: One day free per week attendance 
• Villa Noailles [France]: 30% off in publications. 
• Fondazione Franco Albini [Italy]: 20% off on guided tours. 
• CIALP [Portugal]: Free activities. 
• Lisbon Architecture Triennale [Portugal]: Free activities. 
• Museum of Yugoslav History [Serbia]: Free entrance to the museum and reduced fee to their conferences. 
• Museum of Architecture and Design [Slovenia]: 10% discount on MAO publications. 10% off on all MAO events tickets. 
• Maison Blanche [Switzerland]: Reduced fee for docomomo International members: 7 CHF. 
• Schweizeriches Architecture Museum [Switzerland]: Reduced ticket (8CHF) and 30% off the price of special events. 
• Van Schijndel House [The Netherlands]: 50% off the regular ticket and 10% discount in the English or Dutch edition of the book Van Schijndel House.
• Museum of Architecture [UK]: Priority for MoA programming and events.
• Canadian Centre for Architecture [Canada]: Free admission to the exhibitions, 10% discount on all purchase at the CCA bookshop, 25% discount on all CCA publications and invitations to all official public openings. 
• Historic New England - Gropius House [US]: 50% off the regular ticket. 
• Liljestrand House [US]: 20% discount on suggested rate for Tour of Architect Vladimir Ossipoff’s Liljestrand House. 
• MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House [US]: 50% off price general admission for Docomomo card holders and $10 discount on MAK Center First Fridays, only for docomomo card holders paying to visit all three MAK Center houses ($50 fee reduced to $40).
• Manitoga House [US]: Extension of their Basic Manitoga Membership discounts: unlimited free access to trails, membership discount for House Studio and Landscape Tour, Invitation to Cocktail walks and seasonal special events, 10% discount on Manitoga merchandise, opportunity to enroll in members only Summer Nature & Design Camp (ages 5-12). 
• Neutra Silverlake Museum [US]: Free admission to the museum. 
• Casa Curutchet [Argentina]: Special price ticket $10. 
• Casa del Puente [Argentina]: Reduced fee in the ticket and possibility of attending special activities. 
• Museo Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo [Mexico]: Specialized tours in the museum. 
• Cultura Chacao [Venezuela]: Two tickets to the architectural, touristic or culinary tours and two tickets to the plays presented in the Sala Cabrujas or in the Centro Cultural of Cultura Chacao.
• Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv [Israel]: 20% off in publications, in the Center and online. 
• National Museum of Western Art [Japan]: Free admission to the Permanent Collection.
New
• Mies van der Rohe Pavilion [Spain]: Free admission.
• ARQ ediciones [Chile]: Books with 15% discount.
• New Synagogue Zilina [Slovakia]: Free admission and special fare at cultural activities.
• Serlachius Museums [Finland]: Free admission.
• BACU Association [Romania]: Publications with 5% discount and special fare at cultural activities.
• Architekturzentrum Wien [Austria]: Special price ticket 7€.


COLLABORATING DOCOMOMO CHAPTERS
Check docomomo chapters pages for more information on agenda. docomomo International members are welcomed to attend all the events. 

• Mexico: www.esteticas.unam.mx/Docomomo/
• New Zealand: www.docomomo.org.nz
• Scotland: www.docomomoscotland.org.uk
• Serbia: contact them for help organizing a tour of the Modern Movement in Serbia, www.docomomo-serbia. org/cms/
• Slovakia: www.register.ustarch.sav.sk/index.php/en/docomomo
• Slovenia: contact for help organizing a Modern Movement tour in Slovenia, www.docomomo.si
• South Africa: saia.org.za
• Turkey: twitter.com/docomomo_tr
• US: www.docomomo-us.org
• Venezuela: www.docomomovenezuela.blogspot.pt

This list of protocols is a work in progress, so please keep in touch with docomomo International in order to be updated.
New Partner Institution: Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 28/3/2017
Docomomo International is happy to inform that Docomomo members have now free access to the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain.


"The Barcelona Pavilion was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as the German National Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exhibition, held on Montjuïc.

The Barcelona Pavilion, an emblematic work of the Modern Movement, has been exhaustively studied and interpreted as well as having inspired the oeuvre of several generations of architects. It was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) as the German national pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. Built from glass, steel and different kinds of marble, the Pavilion was conceived to accommodate the official reception presided over by King Alfonso XIII of Spain along with the German authorities.

After the closure of the Exhibition, the Pavilion was disassembled in 1930. As time went by, it became a key point of reference not only in Mies van der Rohe’s own career but also in twentieth-century architecture as a whole. Given the significance and reputation of the Pavilion, thoughts turned towards its possible reconstruction.

In 1980 Oriol Bohigas, as head of the Urban Planning Department at the Barcelona City Council, set the project in motion, designating architects Ignasi de Solà-Morales, Cristian Cirici and Fernando Ramos to research, design and supervise the reconstruction of the Pavilion.

Work began in 1983 and the new building was opened on its original site in 1986."

More details: website
Lecture: African Modernity: Modern Architecture in Angola and Mozambique
28th February, Room B-214, College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
DATE: 28/2/2017
The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, presented the lecture on "African Modernity: Modern Architecture in Angola and Mozambique", last Tuesday, 28th February, at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. This lecture had as discussion guests Plácido González Martínez and Li Yingchun. This event was hosted by Wen Jing.

More details: PDF below

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page
Project Meeting: Reuse of Modernist Buildings (RMB) - Design Tools for Sustainable Transformations
6th-7th February 2017, Antwerp, Belgium
DATE: 6/2/2017
The project “Reuse of Modernist Buildings - Design Tools for Sustainable Transformations” submitted to the ERASMUS+ Programme 2016, funded by the European Commission, was approved last July.

Docomomo International is one of the project partners, together with the following High Education institutions, with complementary experiences and competences in the field of design methodology, practical adaptive reuse, refurbishment and improvement and policy-making on housing and urban development:

HS OWL, Detmold School for Architecture and Interior Architecture – Detmold, Germany (Coordinator);
ITU, Department of Architecture – Istanbul, Turkey;
ULisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon, Portugal;
Universidade de Coimbra, Faculty of Science and Technology - Coimbra, Portugal;
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Design Sciences – Antwerp, Belgium;

"This project RMB wants to initiate an educational framework of common definitions, approaches and methodologies on a European level. It is based on existing research, educational practices and reference projects in the program countries and associated states. Demographic and climate chance has resulted in huge qualitative and quantitative challenges and demands for the European building sector. The need for suitable and affordable housing in the city centres and urban agglomerations is increasing and cannot, and should not, be fulfilled with new constructions only. A major task for the building industry should be realized through the refurbishment of the existing housing stock, as well as conversion from other building typologies such as warehouses, offices and public building with special focus on the post WW2 modern era. Due to discrepancies in the European job market and employment situations, graduates are well aware of the fact that they may have to leave their country to work in a different country or to be able to work in their countries but in international projects. In several international networks Bachelor´s and Master´s students already have the opportunity to get familiar with the challenges and requirements of the global job market in the building sector. This experience related to language training, intercultural and interdisciplinary competences are very much appreciated by the students as relevant for their professional future. RMB will add an extra level to this by not only offering a coherent international study program, combining the local and the international but also by inserting in this curriculum cooperation with industry and with other institutions to investigate and solve relevant practical, technical and societal questions. Students get acquainted with industry and with praxis via internships, graduation assignments, conferences, workshops and guest speakers. This connection between academic education and the practice is perceived as an asset for the future profession of the graduates. The participating partners are convinced their cooperation, with specific knowledge and input regarding spatial patterns, cultural heritage, climate and construction principles, social and technical evaluation and the monitoring of built spaces. Creating a well-balanced adequate curriculum for preparing graduates for this international job market and strengthen the European common ground in this specialized expertise. So first of all students will benefit from this, secondly the building industry as well as authorities will profit and of course in the end the urgent European topics on human habitat will find better solutions. RMB is innovative in the sense that it will contribute to the urgent speed up of the transformation of our building stock, by better job chances for students in the field, generate more jobs for the building industry as a whole and to improve people´s lives and build greener and better societies. Thus following very close the definition of the EU Commission on innovation. RMB makes knowledge and existing teaching formats accessible on a European level. Specific parts from the curricula of the partner institutions are inserted in to a comprehensive well balanced educational pack. The combination of these contributions forms a unique program pool. The teaching formats contribute to the execution of the EU targets on Modernisation Agenda´s priority areas and the implementation of the 2013 Communication on opening up education. RMB will explore combinations of traditional e-learning forms, on site events such as conferences and workshops as well as extended very innovative e-learning options in digital fabrication and building integrated management (BIM). It will improve the possibilities of a remote teaching in design education."

The 2nd RMB Transnational Meeting took place in Antwerp, Belgium, last 6 and 7 February 2017, hosted by the Faculty of Design Sciences of the University of Antwerp. The Secretary General of Docomomo International, Zara Ferreira, participated.
Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-2016)
DATE: 30/1/2017
Docomomo International wishes to remember the architect Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-1916) on the occasion of two special dates: his birthday, on 30th January 1922, and the first year birthday of his sad death, on 20th January 2016.

Text by the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, 20th January 2016:

"Today Portuguese architecture suffered great loss with the death of Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-2016). Aforementioned, perceived programs such asT housing and public equipment or intervention in the city and the territory, like Obra Aberta Open Work, designed with an unprecedented realism. At 25 years-old he claimed that it´s necessary to build without prejudice and with pure intentions. With a kind of childlike innocence. The concern must be to build good." Throughout an extensive output he has remained faithful to a creation connected with reality, place and people. Withboth social and political commitment, this is the meaning of a work open to participation. While still a student he fought bravely for the cause of Modernism publishing writings on Le Corbusier. He believed in the possibility of a third way of doing architecture, so he was able to keep a critical eye towards the dogmatism of Modern ideas, bridging the gap between them and the vernacular architecture stressing the urgency of reconciliation with history and memory.

Pioneer of teamwork, his studio worked as a school of innovation and discussion, parallel to ESBAL, the official, academic, retrograde and repressive training. It was there where the successive generations of the most important architects (such as Bartolomeu da Costa Cabral to Nuno Portas or Pedro Vieira de Almeida, from Gonçalo Byrne to Pedro Viana Botelho, among many others) worked under his lead.Deeply interested in social causes, he dedicated himself to the research on "Housing for the Greatest Number" and created important sets of affordable housing, particurarly in Braga, Castelo Branco, Barcelos. His struggle for the contemporary religious architecture resulted in the Church of Waters (1950-1952) - paradigm of renovation, in the Sassoeiros Monastery (1958-1960), and in the globally acclaimed Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1962-1970; Valmor Prize 1975) which opened the religious site to the urban space. With the Olivais-North housing (1959) he proposed an innovative spatial organization with the participation of artists, receiving again the Valmor Prize (1968) for the first time for a work of social character. In the "Franjinhas" building he returned to the idea of penetration of the public space within building.For the first time architecture is brought to this "pop" dimension for public discussion through a passionate debate. In the 70´s, with Alto do Restelo´s plan, he proposed the idea of rediscovering the value of the street and the traditional city, returning to the formal value of the built quarter. In the 80´s he designed the CGD Horta (in Açores), this time opting for a strong contextualization of the imagery. The Polis of Covilha Program is perhaps the biggest urban intervention project of his Atelier, pointing to the rehabilitation of rivers and focusing on the pedestrian mobility.The prestigious Nuno Teotónio Pereira went beyond the professional dimension being also the intervening citizen. Opposing injustice, he fought the Estado Novo regime and was arrested several times by PIDE-DGS. He was a founder of the Religious Art Renewal Movement (1952-1971), president of the Cultural Cooperative PRAGMA, the National Center for Culture, the Association of Portuguese Architects and the Architects Council of Europe. He was awarded with the Gulbenkian Prize for Architecture (1961), AICA (1985) and Award National Housing Institute (1991), he also received the Grand Cross of the Order of Freedom and the Honorary Doctorate. Wisely and with continuing relevance, power of synthesis and dialogue, Nuno Teotónio Pereira was an example of consistency, rigor and healthy tenacity. The contemporaneity of his work is a proof of the strength of trends and styles and it comes up with the unusual dimension of his Obra Aberta - Open Work."

Ana Tostões, Nuno Teotónio Pereira, a Obra Aberta, Diário de Notícias, 20.01.2016 (translated from Portuguese).
Save the Date: 15th International Docomomo Conference
28-31 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 28/8/2018
Hosted by Docomomo Slovenia, the 15th International Docomomo Conference will take place in Ljubljana, at the Cankarjev Dom, from 28th to 31st August 2018, under the theme: Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change. 

Schedule
2 June – 1 September: 2017 Call for papers.
3 November 2017: Call for papers’ selection notification.
31 January 2018: Full paper submission deadline (1st version).
28 February 2018: Deadline for session chairs return papers with comments to authors, with their  revision.
30 March 2018: Full paper submission deadline (final version).
23–27 August 2018: Docomomo student workshop
28–31 August 2018: 15th International Docomomo Conference

Theme
For the 15th International Conference in Ljubljana, DOCOMOMO will address the history of Modern Movement transformations. This will be done in relation to cultural and natural aspects within the overall continuity of change. Both theory and practice will be considered. The title of the conference Metamorphosis is a direct reference to the novel Die Verwandlung by Franz Kafka (1915).
In 2018, DOCOMOMO will celebrate 30 years of effort to preserve and adapt the technical, social and aesthetic goals of the Modern Movement which are intrinsically intertwined with change. Change is the law of the world; the absence of change does not exist. When we think, we think change (Badiou 2012).
Today we are experiencing a huge escalation of change in all areas of life, something the history of mankind has never witnessed before. We are getting ever closer to Kafka’s Metamorphosis becoming a reality. Truth, human and social values, authenticity and identity, are all changing their meaning or relevance. The difference between the original and its copy is waning. The social and aesthetic values of the Modern Movement are very much under attack. So, what does DOCOMOMO stand for in this rapidly changing paradigm?

Subthemes
1) Cities
2) Buildings
3) Identity
4) Environment

More details will be presented soon.
In the meanwhile, save the date!
Publications: The Shape of the City; The Mediterrean Question
by Ana Tostões (ed.), Lisboa: IST Press, 2016
DATE: 23/1/2017
The PhD Programme in Architecture of Técnico (PDA) – University of Lisbon (IST), coordinated by the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, started the edition of a book collection gathering together the keynote lectures presented at “PhD Architecture Weeks” that take place in Técnico, every season, in the framework of the IST-PDA.

This books reveals current research in the field of architecture and urbanism, carried out by professionals and students, around the world.

Docomomo International supported the edition of this collection, paying homage to the support of Técnico – University of Lisbon gives to Docomomo International Headquarters.

The first two books published are the following:

A. Tostões (ed.), The Shape of the City, Lisboa: IST Press, 2016.
Authors: Hilde Heynen; Sarah Whiting; Tom Avermaete; Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani
More details: http://istpress.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/node/430

A. Tostões (ed.), The Mediterranean Question, Lisboa: IST Press, 2016.
Authors: Antonio Pizza, Ricardo Agarez, João Santa Rita, Mafalda Pacheco
More details: http://istpress.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/node/441

More details: website
MoMove: Docomomo Virtual Exhibition
More than 2000 new entries!
DATE: 30/1/2017
Docomomo International is pleased to inform you that Docomomo Virtual Exhibition has more than 2000 new entries of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement in the following countries:

- Argentina
- Australia
- Belgium
- Brazil
- Bulgary
- Chile
- Colombia
- Cuba 
- Cyprus
- Dominican Republic
- Estonia
- Finland
- France
- Georgia
- Germany
- Greece
- Iran
- Italy
- Japan
- Mexico
- Peru
- Poland
- Quebec
- Scotland
- Serbia
- Slovenia
- South Africa
- Thailand
- The Netherlands
- Turkey
- UK
- USA
- Venezuela

Docomomo Virtual Exhibition website
Shop Online: E-Book Proceedings of the 14th International Docomomo Conference
Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future
DATE: 1/1/2017
The proceedings of the 14th International Docomomo Conference are now available for purchase as an e-book at the docomomo Shop Online: http://www.docomomo.com/shop/catalog/3.
Conference: Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future
11th May 2007, École nationale supérieure d´architecture et de paysage de Lille, Lille, France
DATE: 11/5/2017
The chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, presented the Lecture “Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future” in 11th May 2017 at the École Nationale Supérieure d´architecture et de Paysage de Lille, Lille, in France.

"Preserving the architectural heritage of the 20th century obliges us to take into account both the possibility and the duty to reuse buildings that have lost their function or which are physically and / or technically obsolete, and which no longer meet the standards, which are now increasingly demanding. This inevitably highlights the issue of the value of the existing built fabric, which can be a great resource and that calls our attention in terms of social, economic and environmental sustainability".


More details: website
Interview: Ana Tostões on La Segunda
12th December 2016, La Segunda Newspaper, Chile
DATE: 12/12/2016
Ana Tostões, chair of docomomo International, was interviewed by the Chilean newspaper La Segunda, on the last 12th December 2016.

Read the full interview here (Spanish).
Conference: The Second mASEANa International Conference
12th-14th January 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam
DATE: 12/1/2017
The Second mASEANa International Conference: "Pioneers of Modern Architecture" took place in Hanoi, Vietnam, between 12 and 14 January 2017 and it was a great success!

The Chair of Docomomo International, Professor Ana Tostões, participated presenting the Keynote Lecture "Learning from the Pioneers of Modern Architecture in Asia".

Docomomo International will continue collaborating with mASEANa project, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in the ASEAN countries.

The mASEANa Project 2015-2020: Appreciating Asian Modern is a project promoted by docomomo Japan that came from the coalition of docomomo International, mAAN and ICOMOS ISC20c, with the support of the Japan Foundation, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in south-east Asia.

More details: mASEANa Project Facebook
Photo Report: website.
Docomomo Journal 55 (2016/2)
Available at Docomomo Shop Online
DATE: 29/11/2016
EDITORIAL

Lisbon, a Modern City

"As a tribute to Lisbon, where the 14th International docomomo Conference – “Adaptive Re-use. The Modern Movement Towards the Future” took place, the argument of this 55th docomomo Journal is Modern Lisbon.

In the words of José-Augusto França, Lisbon “is the last of the old European cities and the first of the modern cities”, as confirmed by the 1758 Baixa Pombalina plan undertaken for the reconstruction of the city destroyed by the 1755 earthquake, as a pioneering example of modern urban planning.

Following the avant-garde plan, modern architecture in Portugal may be envisaged through three main moments [1] according to specific policies undertaken during the long Estado Novo dictatorship (1926–1974).

The architects born between 1896 and 1898 began to explore the formal potentialities of reinforced concrete without the MoMo ideological component. Their works coincide with the determinant era of public works. Through the action of Duarte Pacheco, from 1933, Lisbon witnessed a great modernization visible in a large number of key projects: the bridge over the river, the Monsanto park, the marginal Lisbon-Cascais, social neighborhoods and facilities such as hospitals, schools, stadiums, the airport, maritime stations, and the Instituto Superior Técnico, considered the first great modern public work, as the paradigm that took architecture to the scale of the city.

In the postwar period, the premises of the Modern Movement, referenced to Le Corbusier and the expressionism of modern Brazilian architecture, were adopted in an ethical and ideological way, integrating the social responsibility of architecture. It was the rebellious moment when MoMo architecture was globally embraced. The 1st National Congress of Architecture (1948) revealed the new concerns of architects demanding industrialization, their participation in solving the housing problem and the right to participate at the city scale. Architects organized themselves into groups united by common ideals, with the awareness that only a collective work could be effective. ICAT (Cultural and Artistic Initiatives) was created in 1946, around Keil do Amaral, and the magazine Arquitectura was renewed as an instrument for the dissemination of what was being produced in the world.

The Alvalade neighborhood, a municipal initiative within a plan by Faria da Costa, was the opportunity for the new generation to propose the first rationalist experiences applying the principles of the Charter of Athens, such as to the set of VáVá and the Estados Unidos da América Avenue and the Infante Santo Avenue buildings.

The first major social housing undertaking in Lisbon was in Olivais, following the spirit of the English New Towns. Significant for the experimental concepts used as the basis of a modern project, it was the laboratory of an enlightened modern attitude that prolonged the quality of urban values at the scale of architecture. The Master Plan for Chelas (1964) marks the revision of the principles of modern planning.

By the mid-1950s, the moment was of reflection, beginning a process of searching for local references, which would lead to organicist and critical regionalist explorations simultaneously with the Survey on Portuguese Regional Architecture undertaken in 1955 (published in 1961). If this attitude revealed the contradictions and the crisis that the Modern Movement was going through in the international context of the last CIAM, it pointed out the integrating wisdom that seems to be a constant in Portuguese architecture. In this framework, the studio of Nuno Teotónio Pereira worked as the most important space for debate and teamwork through which the most consistent authors of the following generations passed. We wish to pay tribute to Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922–2016) through recalling its Bloco das Águas Livres in this DJ cover, one of his major works which was published in the last DJ 54.

Finally, we wish to thank the wise commitment of João Belo Rodeia who acted as guest editor. As well, the authors, who generously shared their research, and the leading Lisbon figures (politicians, architects, historians) who agreed to discuss with DJ, in order to provide a comprehensive interpretation of the current city.

Lisbon is the locus of sustainable multi-functional urban developments and architectural preservation, beginning to be considered as one of the most important cities in terms of arts and technology development. The theme of the 2016 International docomomo Workshop, envisaging the integration of 21st century industries with a 20th century industrial complex, reveals the capacity of the city to grow and adapt itself into the future, in a creative way."

Ana Tostões
Chair of docomomo International

Zara Ferreira
Secretary General of docomomo International

[1] Ana Tostões - “Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa: os Três Modos” in Ana Tostões (coord.) — Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa 1920-1970, Lisboa, IPPAR, 2004, 118.


INDEX

EDITORIAL
Lisbon, a Modern City
BY ANA TOSTÕES AND ZARA FERREIRA

INTRODUCTION
Apropos of Lisbon´s Modern Architecture (1925–1965)
BY JOÃO BELO RODEIA

ESSAYS
Towards a Modern Lisbon through the Work of João Guilherme Faria da Costa for the Lisbon City Council (1938-1948)
BY SILVIA DI SALVATORE

An Intangible Heritage in Use. Portuguese Institute of Oncology
BY DANIELA ARNAUT

Porfírio Pardal Monteiro and the Global Design
BY JOÃO PARDAL MONTEIRO

Cassiano Branco. Modern Visions of an “Inconvenient” Architect
BY PAULO TORMENTA PINTO

City Architecture. The Example of Infante Santo Avenue (1945–1955)
BY TIAGO FAR INHA

Ruy Jervis d´Athouguia. A Modern Architect in the Garden-City
BY RICARDO CARVALHO

Brutalism and Nature. The Gulbenkian Foundation Buildings (1959–1969)
BY ANA TOSTÕES

Revisiting Chelas. In Search of the Promised Urbanness
BY TERESA V. HEITOR

Housing and Contemporaneity: Recent Renovations in Lisbon´s Baixa Pombalina
BY CATAR INA WALL GAGO

INTERVIEWS
Manuel Salgado interviewed by Ana Tostões

Gonçalo Byrne interviewed by Ana Tostões

José Augusto França interviewed by Ana Tostões

João Luís Carrilho da Graça interviewed by Ana Tostões

NEWS

BOOK REVIEWS

APPENDIX

Available at Docomomo Shop Online.
Collaboration Protocol Between Docomomo International and Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 12/12/2016
Docomomo International and Fundació Mies van der Rohe have entered a collaboration on 12 December 2016. Signed by the Director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Anna Ramos, and the Chair of Docomomo International, Professor Ana Tostões, the protocol aims to strengthen the relation between the two organizations by developing actions relevant for the preservation of the architectural heritage of the modern movement.

One of these actions is the agreement that holders of a Docomomo member card can enter the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Pavilion for free. Concerning the strengthening of the relations, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe agreed to constitute a Docomomo Institutional Membership, which entails the participation in the worldwide effort to identify, record and preserve architecture, urbanism and design of the Modern Movement.
Collaboration Protocol Between Docomomo International and CNC (National Cultural Center)
Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 14/12/2016
On 14 December 2016, a protocol to strengthen the protection of architectural heritage of the modern movement was signed by Professor Ana Tostões, chair of Docomomo International, and Professor Maria Calado, chair of the (Portuguese) National Cultural Center. The aim of this event, held at the headquarters of the National Cultural Center, is to stimulate the exchange between the institutions so that both can benefit from programs, projects and collaborative actions in the fields of modern architecture. The actions include promotion and dissemination activities, training and education activities, cultural, scientific and technical activities, cooperation with Portuguese-speaking communities, reciprocal participation in respective initiatives, archives, collections and funds for documentation and/or bibliographies, knowledge and information exchange, namely in the respective media of communication, use of spaces and equipment - and are always within the ambit of the architecture of the modern movement.

Source (Portugese): website
Collaboration Protocol Between Docomomo International and Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil
Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/11/2016
Last month on 30 November 2016, Professor Sergio Magalhães, chair of the Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil, and Professor Ana Tostões, chair of Docomomo International, signed a collaboration protocol to strengthen the relation and cooperation between the two organizations. The aim is to better the protection of architectural heritage of the Modern Movement.
Recordings: [RT5] Docomomo’s 25th+1 Anniversary, Time for Adaptive Re-thinking?
9 September 2016, docomomo International, 14th International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 13/12/2016
Docomomo International is happy to share the roundtable [RT5] Docomomo’s 25th+1 Anniversary, Time for Adaptive Re-thinking?, recorded on video, as part of the 14th International Docomomo Conference [http://www.docomomo2016.com/].

The roundtable, chaired by Hubert-Jan Henket and Stella Maris Casal, discussed the working of Docomomo till now: “Have we played out all the issues concerning the importance, validity and perspectives of Modern Movement architecture in the 21st century and beyond? Has the time come to propose new challenges?”

In the links below you can find the several recordings:

1. Introduction
https://goo.gl/ioH7ip
2. Iveta Cerna
https://goo.gl/g8Gj2Y
5. John Allan
https://goo.gl/8GCWn8
6. Maija Kairamo
https://goo.gl/fkVnxF
7. Gustavo Rocha Peixoto and Anat Falbel
https://goo.gl/oIodPK
8. Allen Cunningham by John Allan
https://goo.gl/fjhlS0 

Our thanks go out to Stella Maris Casal for her initiative to record the session and edit the videos to make them available to everyone.

Enjoy!
Renew your Membership for 2017
before 15 January 2017
DATE: 15/1/2017
Dear Docomomo Chapters,
Dear Docomomo International members,

Docomomo International would like to remember you to renew your membership for the year 2017, before 15 January.

Benefits

Docomomo International members will receive the 2 annual issues of Docomomo Journal, published in collaboration with experts in the Modern Movement from all over the world, the Member Card 2017 providing discounts accessing museums, partner institutions and activities worldwide dedicated to the Modern Movement, the monthly Docomomo´s digital newsletter and reduced registration in Docomomo International initiatives. A lot of new projects are under development!

Instructions for Chapters

Send to Docomomo International (docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa.pt) 1) the excel file enclosed (download below), with all the information related to the 2017 Docomomo Members and the invoice information that you would like to be issued in the invoice and 2) Inform which payment system (bank transfer, pay pal or credit card) you would like to use, 3) Wait for the payment invoice and further instructions from Docomomo International.

Instructions for Docomomo International members*

Please update your membership at http://www.docomomo.com/membership. 

* You can become a Docomomo International Member, when there is no national chapter in your country. Please check if there is a chapter in your country at http://docomomo.com/chapters_worldwide. If a Chapter exists, you should proceed to formalize your membership by writing an e-mail to them. 

Thank you!
Seminar: Seminario Internacional la Arquitectura de la Gran Ciudad
21st-22nd November de 2016, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile
DATE: 21/11/2016
The II International Seminar La Arquitectura de la Gran Ciudad, was held last 21st – 22nd November, in Santiago,  Chile, under the theme La Arquitectura de La Gran Ciudad (The Architecture of the Big City). 

The Chair of docomomo International, Ana Tostões, took part of this Congress, as a Speaker, with the communication “Construir a Cidade Moderna” (Building the Modern City).

More details: website (Spanish)
Congress: Primer Congreso Iberoamericano de Historia Urbana
23rd-25th November de 2016, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile
DATE: 23/11/2016
The First Ibero-american Congress on Urban History (Primer Congreso Iberoamericano de Historia Urbana), was held last 23rd-25th November, in Santiago, Chile, under the theme Cities in time: infraestructures, territories, heritage (Ciudades en el tiempo: Infraestructuras, Territorios, Património). 

The Chair of docomomo International, Ana Tostões, took part of this Congress, as Coordinator of the Table 24 - “El urbanismo bajo las dictaduras en el siglo XX” - together with Max Welch Guerra.

More details: website (Spanish and Portuguese)
IX DOCOMOMO Ibérico Congress
16th-18th October, San Sebastian, Spain
DATE: 16/11/2016
The IX docomomo Ibérico Congress, organized by Fundación docomomo Ibérico, in collaboration with Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco-Navarro, Delegación en Guipúzcoa del COAVN, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura - UPV-EHU, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Navarra and Instituto de Patrimonio Cultural de España, was held last 16th-18th October.

Ana Tostões, the Chair of docomomo International, took part of this Conference, by participating in the roundtable “Modernity, Cultural Heritage and Society”, together with Celestino Braña, Chair of Docomomo Iberia, Denis Itxaso, Diputado Foral de Cultura, DFG/GFA and Luisa Etxenike, escritora y Gestora Cultural.

More details: website
Interview: Ana Tostões on Diario de Navarra
27th October 2016, Diario de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
DATE: 27/10/2016
Ana Tostões, chair of docomomo International was interviewed by Diario de Navarra, on the last 27th October.

Read the full interview in the pdf below (English + Spanish).
Conference: 5th International Scientific Conference “Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia”
20th – 22nd October 2016, Gdynia, Poland
DATE: 20/10/2016
The 5th International Conference Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia, organized by the City of Gdynia, was held last 20th-22nd October.

The conference was an opportunity to review the current state of research on modernist architecture developed in 20th century as well as to discuss issues connected with preservation and conservation of the modernist architecture, including that of the inter-war period.”

The Chair of docomomo International, Professor Ana Tostões, took part of this Conference, with the communication “Modernity, between domesticity and monumentality”, included in the subject “Preservation and conservation of modernist architecture – the present situation and outlooks for the future”.

More details about the programme: PDF below
15th International Docomomo Conference
28-31 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 28/8/2018
Last 10th November, the Executive Committee Meeting met up in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to start organise the 15th International Docomomo Conference. 

Hosted by Docomomo Slovenia, the 15th International Docomomo Conference will take place in Ljubljana, at the Cankarjev Dom, from 28th to 31st August 2018, under the theme: Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change. 

Schedule
2 June – 1 September 2017 Call for papers.
3 November 2017 Call for papers’ selection notification.
31 January 2018 Full paper submission deadline (1st version).
28 February 2018 Deadline for session chairs return papers with comments to authors, with their  revision.
30 March 2018                      Full paper submission deadline (final version).
23–27 August 2018 Docomomo student workshop
28–31 August 2018 15th International Docomomo Conference

Theme
By using the title of Franz Kafka’s 1915 novel, Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung) and re-using it as the title for the 15th International Docomomo conference, we would like to focus on the history of the Modern Movement transformations dealing with the Human, the Nature and to discuss the Future of Change itself, in theory and practice, in the very specific and small region of Slovenia, an ex-Yugoslavian and ex-Austro-Hungarian country.
In 2018, Docomomo will be celebrating its 30 years of endeavours to preserve the technical, social and aesthetic goals of the Modern Movement and has constantly been challenging the question of change since its inception. It could be said that the question of change is an ontological question in the Docomomo agenda and targets all its scientific sub-sections simultaneously.
The French philosopher Alain Badiou held seven lectures on the concept of change in 2012, giving the meaning of the word ‘change’ a special significance in our time. He started his first lecture with the question: ‘What is change?’ before then going further: Our world is a world of change. The absence of change is death. Change is the law of the world in which we live. Change also means changing the law of the world. When we think, we think change.
We are currently experiencing a complete escalation of change in different areas of life. Change has never been as easy as it is now, in the 21st century. We are getting closer and closer to Kafka’s Metamorphosis becoming a reality. The meaning of truth, human and social values, authenticity and identity are changing their importance. The difference between the original and the phoney is waning. The recent European Energy-Efficiency Directive is erasing local architectural languages. The Modern Movement’s social and aesthetic values have never been so strongly in the spotlight as they are today. What do we stand for? What does Docomomo stand for in this changed world’s paradigm?

More details will be presented soon.
In the meanwhile, save the date!
Docomomo International on TSF Portuguese Radio
Listen to Docomomo International radio broadcast
DATE: 22/10/2016
On the last 22nd October, docomomo International was invited to participate in the TSF Portuguese radio program Encontros com o Património [Meetings with Heritage], in the framework of the 14th International docomomo Conference. 

Ana Tostões (docomomo International Chair), Zara Ferreira (docomomo International Secretary General), João Belo Rodeia (member of the Advisory Board of docomomo International) and Ricardo Bak Gordon (who acted as Tutor of the International docomomo Workshop), were the guests of this program.

Listen to the program: website (Portuguese).
2017-2018: The Headquarters of Docomomo International in Lisbon
Técnico - University of Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 8/9/2016
The headquarters of Docomomo International will remain in Lisbon, based at Técnico - University of Lisbon, in the biennium 2017-2018, chaired by Ana Tostões and secretariat by Zara Ferreira.

Docomomo International wishes to call attention on the future of Docomomo International. All the Working Parties are invited to send candidacies for hosting the future headquarters of Docomomo International.
New Docomomo Working Parties
Ghana, Iraq, Kosovo
DATE: 8/9/2016
At the 14th Docomomo Council Meeting that took place last 8th September 2016, in Lisbon, Ghana, Iraq and Kosovo were approved as new Docomomo Working Parties. 

Congratulations!
14th International Docomomo Conference – Closing Ceremony
9th September 2016, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 9/9/2016
The closing ceremony of the 14th International Docomomo Conference - “Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future " - was held on the 9th September at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon.

The ceremony was hosted by Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International. It counted with the honorable intervention of the portuguese Minister of Culture, Luís Filipe de Castro Mendes, the portuguese Minister of Environment, João Pedro Matos Fernandes and the President of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Fernando Medina, apart from the many Docomomo friends.

Some results:
Fernando Medina speech
Photographic report
Minister of Culture speech: pdf below
Maija Kairamo honoured with the Docomomo Award 2016
9th September 2016, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 9/9/2016
Docomomo International awarded Maija Kairamo with the Docomomo Award 2016, for decades of commitment, hard work and intelligence in the defence and affirmation of Docomomo.

The Award was given by Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International, and by Katriina Pirnes, Attaché of Culture and Communication of the Finnish Embassy in Portugal, at the closing ceremony of the 14th International Docomomo Conference, on the 9th September, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.

Maija Kaarina Kairamo (1935), architect SAFA, Docomomo:
1998 - Secretary General of the Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri library;
1990-99 - Lecturer in Helsinki University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture;
1963-98 - Conservation Architect at National Board of Antiquities;
1963-71 - Private practice with Erkki Kairamo;
1971-73 - the Finnish UNESCO Committee
Lectures in Finland and abroad, articles in Finnish and international publications.

Congratulations, dear Maija!

Photographic report
14th International Docomomo Conference in the news
6th-9th September 2016, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
“Arquitetura é um ato de generosidade”
Expresso [Portuguese newspaper]

Los grandes nombres de la arquitectura mundial defienden el Atrio de la Alhambra
El Mundo [Spanish newspaper]

Obras na frente ribeirinha integram relíquias do passado
Diário de Notícias [Portuguese newspaper]

Lacaton & Vassal: “Doing the minimum, working for freedom”
Exquisite Page [Portuguese website]

Rem Koolhaas: For a docomomo without the “mo” (dern)
Exquisite Page [Portuguese website]

"A Segunda Circular é uma potencial avenida"
Diário de Notícias [Portuguese newspaper]

A Segunda Circular tem um “potencial fantástico”
Público [Portuguese newspaper]

O arquiteto que ocupou a torre como lição de arquitetura
Diário de Notícias [Portuguese newspaper]

O arquitecto que se apaixonou por uma fábrica abandonada - interview with Juan Domingo Santos
Público [Portuguese newspaper]

Alhambra opens the doors to the 14th International Docomomo Conference in Lisbon
Exquisite Page [Portuguese website]

Docomomo 2016: Portugal ouve mestres da arquitectura
Sábado [Portuguese magazine]

Arquiteto Juan Domingo Santos fala hoje em Lisboa sobre projeto com Siza Vieira
RTP [Portuguese website]

Cem estudantes a discutir o futuro da Manutenção Militar
Público [Portuguese newspaper]

Porquê destruir um edifício quando se pode reutilizá-lo?
Público [Portuguese newspaper]

Edição da Manhã - interview with Ana Tostões, chair of Docomomo International
SIC / SIC Notícias [Portuguese tv channel]

"Há muitas estruturas que podem ser transformadas"
Diário de Notícias [Portuguese newspaper]

Império dos Sentidos - interview with Ana Tostões, chair of Docomomo International
Antena 2 [Portuguese radio]

Portugal acolhe conferência internacional sobre reabilitação de edifícios
Porto Canal [Portuguese website]
RTP [Portuguese website]
Açoriano Oriental [Portuguese website]

Arquitetos Rem Koolhaas e Álvaro Siza em conferência sobre reabilitação em Lisboa
RTP Notícias [Portuguese website]
Porto Canal [Portuguese website]
Diário de Notícias [Portuguese website]
Diário digital [Portuguese website]

14.ª Conferência Internacional Docomomo reúne Álvaro Siza e Rem Koolhaas em Lisboa
Archdaily Brazil [Portuguese website]

´Estrelas´ da arquitectura em Lisboa para falar de reabilitação
Diário Imobiliário [Portuguese website]

More info: Conference press-room website
International Docomomo Workshop 2016
1-5 September 2016, Técnico-Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 1/9/2016
Within the 14th International Docomomo Conference, the International Docomomo Workshop - “The Adaptive Reuse of Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study” took place in Lisbon, at Instituto Superior Técnico, from 1 to 5 September 2016.

The workshop brought together 30 renowned architects and 90 students from different universities worldwide to discuss the future of the Manutenção Militar Complex (MMC).

Docomomo International is grateful to all the participants and tutors for attending the 14th International Docomomo Workshop with commitment and hopes to keep contributing for the sustainable future of the MMC, in straight collaboration with the Municipality of Lisbon.

In the following links you can find some results of the initiative:
CML video report
Photographic report

More info: Workshop website
DOCO Tours: Lx Contemporary; Lx Modern; North of Portugal
4th, 5th, 10th-12th September 2016, Portugal
DATE: 4/9/2016
Within the 14th International Docomomo Conference, Doco Tours were held through Portugal:

– Doco Tour Contemporary Lisbon – 4 September 2016
Guided by João Belo Rodeia

– Doco Tour Modern Lisbon - 5th of September, 2016
Guided by Bárbara Coutinho

– Doco Tour North of Portugal - data
Guided by Talkie Walkie

Results: Photographic report

More info: Tours website.
Launching of Angola Cinemas – Roundtable and Cocktail
8 September 2016, Goethe-Institute Lisboa
DATE: 8/9/2016
Last September 8 took place at the Goethe-Institut in Lisbon, the presentation of the photo book "Angola Cinemas". The presentation was attended by the book´s editors, Michael Hurst and Christiane Schulte, and the photographer Walter Fernandes. This was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Ana Vaz Milheiro, with the participation of Ana Tostões, Pedro Crisóstomo and Maria Pommrenke. The photo exhibition is available in the Goethe-Institut until 15 November 2016.
Book Launch: Macau - Reading the Hybrid City – Discovering Manuel Vicente
3rd September 2016, 18:00, Fundação José Saramago, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 3/9/2016
This work is the result of research undertaken by Docomomo Macau about the architect Manuel Vicente, compiling all the material produced for a series of conferences and the exhibition “Descobrir Manuel Vicente”.
This book originates from the desire to reflect on Vicente’s work, from the point of view of those who worked with him, sharing the creative process, thoughts and strategies they developed during his practice in Macau.
The result of his different interventions are presented in this document as a global view of the underlying theory of his work.
The city of Macau is the second major protagonist of this publication. Due to its peculiar position as a peripheral city and its specificity, it was not at the centre of architectural currents of Vicente’s time and thus became an important contributor to the singularity of his work.
His built works are the outcome of a constant dialectic between the desire to follow European standards while also fulfilling the expectations of local tastes.
The presentation was led by Ana Tostões, with a critical reading by architects Carlotta Bruni and João Santa-Rita.

More info: website
Course: Escrever em Arquitetura
Course of Writing in the Architectural Context by Filipa Melo, Lisbon
DATE: 0/0/0
Course of Writing in the Architectural Context
By Filipa Melo
Lisbon, date to be defined.

Initiative supported by docomomo International and by OASRS.

Methodology:
The course aims to provide tools for the establishment of writing skills:
• Reading, analysis and group discussion of classical works and contemporary works.
• Individual texts from the read examples and exercises of imagination and expression.
• Critical reading of the produced texts, in group. 

Skills to be acquired:
• Reading improvement practice.
• Organization and structure of a text.
• Capacity of expression of ideas and concepts.
• Acquisition of a critical sense of the text.
• Discharge of a personal style.

Target Audience: architects, interns architects, architecture students.

Tutor:
Filipa Melo, writer, literary critic, journalist. Degree in Communication Sciences / Art and Culture. With large experience in creating and conducting writing workshops.

Information:
Date to be defined.
Duration: 30 hours | 3 hours per week
Estimated time: Daytime and after work
Registration fees: € 180 per participant
Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 15
International Docomomo Workshop - The Adaptive Reuse of the Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study
1-5 Sept 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 1/9/2016
docomomo International Workshop
The Adaptive Reuse of the Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study
Lisbon, Portugal, 1-5 September 2016
www.docomomo2016.com

DESCRIPTION
Every two years, since 2006, docomomo International organises an international workshop, in the framework of the International docomomo Conference, dedicated to students, researchers and professionals worldwide. The aim is to study the possibilities of managing change and future challenges in architecture, landscapes and urban areas through learning taken from the Modern Movement as a basis for the future. The next edition will be held at Instituto Superior Tecnico - Lisbon University, from the 1st to the 5th September, 2016. The case study will be the Manutencao Militar Complex [Military Maintenance] (MMC).

The MMC was an industrial facility that produced food, uniforms and other goods for the Portuguese Army. The first bakery was accommodated in a former Convent Convento das Grilas by the end of the 19th Century. During the 20th Century, due to the needs during the First World War and, in particular, during the UltramarWar (Portuguese Colonial War) in the 1960s, the complex was expanded.

Whilst the Portuguese Army reached 200,000 men in the 1960s, it is now reduced to 20,000 active soldiers. This has led to a reduction of the investment in the factories to the point that they were found to be obsolete and that it would be more advantageous to outsource the supply of military food. Gradually the factories closed and Manutencao Militar was finally substituted by a public enterprise MM-Gestao Partilhada in 2015.

The termination of the industrial production raised the problem of finding new sustainable uses for this area on the Tagus riverfront, between the Pombaline City Harbour Terreiro do Paco and the Contemporary Parque das Nacoes. This is a challenging task: any future solution needs to have a dialogue with this current industrial heritage, which is deeply connected with recent Portuguese history, as well as with the Lisbon riverside area and the contemporary city.

GOALS
Through working with experienced teachers and architects from different nationalities and backgrounds, students will develop new analytical skills and working methods. Students will also be able to work in an historic Lisbon facility of outstanding size which is in a very good state of preservation.

The workshop will provide a forum in which students, researchers and practitioners from different backgrounds will be able to discuss different aspects of the reuse of vacant Modern Movement buildings. The discussion based on a real case study will allow learning by doing.

The purpose of the workshop is to make a significant contribution to the development of the MMC. The aim is to dissect and extract key issues and opportunities to propose a strategy of symbiosis between past values, current conditions and future possibilities, presenting it to the stakeholders and to the general public. The final presentations will be featured in the docomomo media channels and network.

Finally, this is a way of calling the public attention to the fact that sustainability can be reached through the conservation of architectural heritage. With an emphasis on reuse and respect for the past, through intelligent re-development and community awareness, this workshop intends to be one of the first steps for the sustainable future of the MMC.

OUTCOMES
The main outcome will be a selection of projects and ideas that can contribute to the solution to be adopted in the future of the MMC area. The teams will be asked to design a plan and enunciate the theoretical principles and intervention guidelines. The proposals will be required to respect the industrial heritage and to innovate in terms of new uses and functions. The proposals can be presented in a wide variety of media from video to models or posters and they will be exhibited during the 14th International docomomo Conference. 

TEAM

Coordination
João Pedro Falcão de Campos
Daniela Arnaut
João Santa Rita
Tecnico - University of Lisbon (PT)

Workshop Scientific Board
Antonio Ricardo da Costa
Tecnico - University of Lisbon (PT)
Eui-Sung Yi 
Morphosis Architects (US)
José Miguel Rodrigues
FA - University of Porto (PT)
Maria Manuel Oliveira 
SA - University of Minho (PT)
Nuno Grande
DARQ - University of Coimbra (PT)
Ricardo Bak Gordon
Tecnico - University of Lisbon (PT)
Theodore Prudon 
Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (US)

Workshop Tutors
Alex Dill
University of Karlsruhe - KIT (GE)
Eui-Sung Yi
Morphosis Architects (US)
Gonçalo Canto Moniz 
DARQ - University of Coimbra (PT)
Graça Correia
FA - University of Porto (PT)
Hielkje Zijlstra 
Delft University of Technology (NL)
Ivo Oliveira
SA - University of Minho (PT)
João Pedro Falcão de Campos
Técnico – University of Lisbon (PT)
Job Roos
Delft University of Technology (NE)
Marieke Kuipers
Delft University of Technology; Netherlands Agency for Cultural Heritage (NE)
Michel Melenhorst
Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, University of Applied Sciences (GE)
Nuno Grande 
DARQ - University of Coimbra (PT)
Pedro Bandeira 
SA - University of Minho (PT)
Pedro Belo Ravara
FAL - University of Lisbon (PT)
Ricardo Bak Gordon
Técnico – University of Lisbon (PT)
Ruth Verde Zein
Mackenzie Presbyterian University (BR)
Theodore Prudon 
Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (US)
Wessel de Jonge 
Delft University of Technology (NL)
Wido Quist
Delft University of Technology (NL)
Wolfgang Jung
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (GE)

More details: website.
Exhibition: MIES & the Inheritance of Modernism
10th April - 7th August 2016, SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis Central hall, Heerlen, The Netherlands
DATE: 7/8/2016
MIES & the inheritance of modernism
10th April - 7th August 2016, SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis Central hall, Heerlen, The Netherlands

International Exhibition
"The world-famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969)still inspires architects. However, his work is falling into decay, likemany other modernistic buildings. This evokes the question: whatshould we preserve and how? 

The exhibition provides some answers. You will see, feel and readeverything about five restored masterpieces by ‘Mies’: S.R. CrownHall, Villa Tugendhat, 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Robert F. CarrMemorial Chapel and Verseidag. A 20-minute video about thesebuildings, projected onto a 20-meter wide screen, will have itsworld premiere. You will also see an overview of 80 buildings designedby Mies van der Rohe.

This programme is presented to you within the context of theexhibition ‘MIES & the inheritance of modernism’ (from 10 April up to and including 7 August).

Opening of the exhibiton
Saturday, April 9, 5 pm SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Central hall, Free admission
Official opening of the exhibition by Gunny Harboe

SUPPLEMENTARY PROGRAMME

Symposium on handling the modernistic inheritance
Sunday, April 10, 10 am SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Admission € 10, English

City Tour - Modernism in Heerlen
Sunday, April 17, 1 pm Meeting point is SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Free admission

Guided tours
Sunday tour, SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Museum, Free admission - you only pay for the exhibition (€ 7,50)
Sunday April 24, 1pm – 2pm.
Sunday, April 24, 2pm – 3pm (tour is given in the local dialect).
Sunday, May 29, 1pm – 2pm.
Sunday, June 26, 1pm – 2pm.
Sunday, July 31, 1pm – 2pm.

Mini symposium
During the exhibition there are several mini-symposia in which expert speakers will elaborate on the five Mies projects from the exhibition. These symposia are organized in cooperation with OMA, Chipperfield Architects and Ivo Hammer at the universities of Eindhoven, Hasselt, Liège and Aachen.
Thursday, April 21, 7pm, Mies and the inheritance of modernism
Wednesday, May 11, 7pm, Restoration of three masterpieces of Mies in Chicago (VS)
Wednesday, June 1, 7pm, Restoration of HausTugendhat in Brno (Czech Republic)
Wednesday, June 22, 7pm, Restoration of Verseidag in Krefeld (Germany)

The beauty of pure engineering - Lecture by Ko van Dun
Ko Dun (1953, Heerlen) provides an introduction to the architect and designer Mies van der Rohe, his oeuvre, Modernism in architecture and the link with the here and now.
Tuesday, April 26, 8pm, SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Admission € 7,50

Excursions
During the exhibition, several trips will be organized, including a tour through the Verseidag complex on Sunday, June 19 and a two-day program including a tour of the HausTugendhat.

Movies
In collaboration with Filmhuis De Spiegel, several films are screened in line with the theme."

Detailed program in the PDF below.
More details: webiste.

The Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, took part of the Symposia, at RWTH in Aachen, of the visit to Verseidag in Krefeld and at the Exhibition MIES & the Inheritance of Modernism in Heerlen.

More details: website
Collaboration protocol between Docomomo International and the Portuguese Border Architects (Ordem dos Arquitectos)
Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 28/7/2016
On July 28th, 2016, it was signed a protocol of collaboration between the Portuguese Border Architects and Docomomo International, by its chairs, respectively, João Santa-Rita and Ana Tostões.
Docomomo Taiwan Chapter International Symposium
2nd-4th June 2016, Taiwan
DATE: 2/6/2016
Last 2nd-4th June, the Docomomo Taiwan Chapter International Symposium took place in Taiwan, gathering architects and researchers. The event included keynote lectures, debate and guided tours, according with the program attached.

docomomo
International was represented in the event by Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of docomomo International.
Initiative: Be a Part of!
1st-2nd July 2016, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 1/7/2016
The international presentation of Casa da Arquitectura is going to take place next 1-2 July, in an event that will bring together important architects, project financiers and representatives of several international institutions.

The initiative held on Quarteirão da Real Vinícola (where rehabilitation work is still happening, to shelter Casa da Arquitectura and Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos), will include conferences and talks, debates, interventions, a concert of Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos and guided tours to the building.

This will be the first Portuguese exhibition space entirely dedicated to divulgation, archive and architecture valorization. There are already represented, among others, projects and models of the three Portuguese-speaking Pritzker Laureates: Álvaro Siza Vieira, Eduardo Souto de Moura and Paulo Mendes da Rocha.

docomomo International is going to be represented in the event by Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of docomomo International.
Congress: Architecture: Change of Climate
29-30 June 2016, Palacio Baluarte, Pamplona, Spain
DATE: 29/6/2016
Last 29-30 June 2016, the Congress Architecture: Change of Climate took place in Pamplona, Spain, with the aim of debating the role that construction and the city play in climate change, given that most of the energy consumed and carbon dioxide released in the burning of fossil fuels ultimately comes from the way buildings are conceived and territories are occupied: architecture needs a change of climate, and climate change needs to be tackled from the angle of architecture.

docomomo International was represented in the event by Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of docomomo International.
MMC: New Creative and Entrepreneur Hub of Lisbon
17th June 2016, Former Military Maintenance facilities, Beato, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 17/6/2016
The Mayor of the Lisbon Municipality and the Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic presented, on 17 June, the new Creative and Entrepreneur Hub of Lisbon, a reference space for the capital of Portugal that is now being prepared in the former Military Maintenance facilities in Beato. In collaboration with Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, the International docomomo Workshop – “The Adaptive Reuse of the Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study” (1-5 Setembro, Instituto Superior Técnico) intends to contribute for building the future of the 21st century industries, in the former industrial Military Maintenance facilities in Lisbon, in collaboration with Câmara Municipal de Lisboa.

docomomo International and the Scientific Coordinator of the International docomomo Workshop, Prof. Falcão de Campos, were present in the ceremony.
La Biennale di Venezia - Special Mention to Japan
DATE: 28/5/2016
At the 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Japan received a Special Mention as National Participation, with the exhibition "En: Art of Nexus", commissioned by the Japan Foundation and curated by Yoshiyuki Yamana, Vice-chair of docomomo Japan.

docomomo International congratulates our docomomo colleagues for this achievement.
La Biennale di Venezia - 15th International Architecture Exhibition
28th May-27th November 2016, Venice, Italy
DATE: 28/5/2016
The opening of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, organized by La Biennale di Venezia - REPORTING FROM THE FRONT - curated by Alejandro Aravena, was held last Saturday May 28th 2016. DOCOMOMO International was represented by the Chair, Prof. Ana Tostões.

docomomo International wishes to congratulate the winners of the Awards of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition:

SPAIN - Golden Lion for the Best National Participation, with the exhibition "Unfinished", commissioned and curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintans.

JAPAN - Special Mention as National Participation, with the exhibition "En: Art of Nexus", commissioned by the Japan Foundation and curated by Yoshiyuki Yamana (Vice-chair of docomomo Japan).

PERU - Second Special Mention as National Participation, with the exhibition "Our Amazon Frontline", commissioned by José Orrego and curated by Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse.

GABINETE DE ARQUITECTURA (Solano Benítez | Gloria Cabral | Solanito Benítez) - Golden Lion for the Best Participant.

NLÉ (Kunlé Adeyemi) - Silver Lion for a Promising Young Participant.

MARIA GIUSEPPINA GRASSO CANNIZZO - Special Mention as Participant.

PAULO MENDES DA ROCHA - Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, upon recommendation of Director Alejandro Aravena.

More details: website website.
Photo report at Facebook.

Photo: Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of docomomo International, with the architect Rafael Moneo on the ocassion of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, highligted in the MarieClaire.it.
Launching: Docomomo Journal 54 (2016/1) – Housing Reloaded
31st May, 18:00, Cercle de l’Ermitage, Cully, Switzerland
DATE: 31/5/2016
Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, guest editors of Docomomo Journal 54 (2016/1) – Housing Reloaded invites you to attend to its launching, next 31 May, on Cercle de l’Ermitage, Cully, Switzerland.

This informal launch is also an opportunity to visit the work of Alberto Sartoris, Vieux Moulin (1935), "rediscovered" during the recent restoration by Jean-Christophe Dunant who contributed for this issue of Docomomo Journal.

For organizational reasons, we ask you to confirm your attendance by Friday, 27th May by e-mail to giulia.marino@epfl.ch 
Docomomo Israel Inaugural Symposium: Ideal(istic) Education | Modern Education and Modern Architecture
19th May, 2016, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
DATE: 19/5/2016
Docomomo Israel Inaugural Symposium Ideal(istic) Education | Modern Education and Modern Architecture took place last Thursday, 19th May, 2016, at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

This symposium had the special participation of Prof. Ana Tostões, chair of docomomo International, who has presented her keynote lecture by video since that, for compelling reasons, was not able to be in Israel, for the event.
Querubim Lapa (1925 - 2016)
Querubim Lapa passed away on 2nd May, 2016
DATE: 2/5/2016
docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the great artist Querubim Lapa, to his family and friends.

Querubim Lapa was born in Portimão, in 1925. Having graduated in Sculpture (1947 - 1953) and Painting (1978), in ESBAL, Lisbon, he was an author of a multiple work – painting, drawing, sculpture, tile, engraving – but it was in the ceramics applied to architecture that he was distinguished himself.

He was one of the most influent Portuguese artists of the 20th century, not only because of his work, but also due to his attitude of permanent dissatisfaction with the established order and with a continuous view beyond the obvious, having participated in the modern revolution that was also extended to architecture.

Lisbon is today a richer place thanks to the artistic legacy he have left in its streets, avenues, schools and other public and private buildings, such as in the Hotel Ritz (1950s), in the Pastelaria Mexicana (1961), in the Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa (1961), in the Palácio da Justiça de Lisboa (1969), or in the Metro Station Bela Vista (1998), among others.

The vigil will be held this tuesday, 3th May, at 17h, in the Basílica da Estrela.

docomomo will remember him with joy and proud. 
Exhibition: Les universalistes. 50 ans d´architecture portugaise
13rd April - 29th August 2016, Galerie basse des expositions temporaires, Cité de l´architecture & du patrimoine, Paris, France
DATE: 13/4/2016
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris, the Cité de l´architecture & du patrimoine will host the international exhibition Les universalistes. 50 ans d´architecture portugaise, between April 13 and August 29, 2016 at the Galerie basse des expositions temporaires.

The exhibition is a co-production between the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Cité de l´architecture & du patrimoine and s curated by the Portuguese architect and professor Nuno Grande.

More details: website.
Call: Candidacies Open
Santander Universidades Internship Grants on DOCOMOMO International
DATE: 14/4/2015
DOCOMOMO International would like to inform that are now open the candidacies for 2 internships with a duration of 3 months, within Programa de Bolsas Estágios do Santander Universidades (Santander Universidades Internship Grants Program), to the following functions:

1. Support for scientific publications editing and press office
http://empregopt.santanderadvance.com/empregos/vaga/32786/apoio-a-edicao-de-publicacoes-cientificas-e-assessoria-de-imprensa.html

2. Support for the organization of scientific meetings
http://empregopt.santanderadvance.com/empregos/vaga/32785/apoio-a-organizacao-de-encontros-cientificos.html

Only candidates whose University has joined the program can apply for the grants.
More details: http://bolsasdeestagiosantander.pt (Portuguese)
Awards: X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (BIAU)
Ana Tostões, A Idade Maior. Cultura e Tecnologia na Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa, Porto, FAUP, 2015.
DATE: 11/4/2016
docomomo International is pleased to inform you that the Chair, Professor Ana Tostoes, was awarded by the X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (BIAU) with the publication A Idade Maior. Cultura e Tecnologia na Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa, Porto, FAUP Edições, 2015.

BIAU will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, July 2016, with an academic program of activities that will include the presentation of the selected projects.

BIAU is an initiative of the Ministry of Development of the Government of Spain that wishes to be a forum for exchange of experiences among professionals of architecture and urbanism of the Latin American countries as well as a place of debate on the major problems affecting architecture and urbanism.

More details: website
Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)
Zaha Hadid passed away on 31st March, 2016
DATE: 31/3/2016
docomomo International wishes to convey the sincerest condolences, at the passing of the British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, to her family and friends.

“Zaha Hadid was widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world today. Born in Baghdad in 1950, she studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before starting her architectural journey in 1972 at the Architectural Association in London.
By 1979 she had established her own practice in London – Zaha Hadid Architects – garnering a reputation across the world for her ground-breaking theoretical works including The Peak in Hong Kong (1983), the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin (1986) and the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales (1994).
Working with office partner Patrik Schumacher, her interest was in the interface between architecture, landscape, and geology; which her practice integrates with the use of innovative technologies often resulting in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms.

In 2004, Zaha Hadid became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She twice won the UK’s most prestigious architecture award, the RIBA Stirling Prize: in 2010 for the MAXXI Museum in Rome, a building for the staging of 21st century art, the distillation of years of experimentation, a mature piece of architecture conveying a calmness that belies the complexities of its form and organisation; and the Evelyn Grace Academy, a unique design, expertly inserted into an extremely tight site, that shows the students, staff and local residents they are valued and celebrates the school’s specialism throughout its fabric, with views of student participation at every turn.
Zaha Hadid’s other awards included the Republic of France’s Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Japan’s Praemium Imperiale and in 2012, Zaha Hadid was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.  She was made Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture.
She held various academic roles including the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois, School of Architecture. Hadid also taught studios at Columbia University, Yale University and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.”

Quoted from the Zaha Hadid website.
IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Spring 2016
26th April 2016, Salão Nobre, Pavilhão Central, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 26/4/2016
On 26th April 2016, between 14h00 and 17h00, the IST PhD Week Spring 2016 will take place at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.

Program:

Moderation
Ana Tostões (IST PhD Program in Architecture Coordinator)
Barbara Coutinho
Luis Santiago Baptista
Ricardo Carvalho

Speakers:
Vittorio Magnago Mapugnani
(Dean of the Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur, ETH Zurich, Germany)
The Shape of the City. A Methodological Proposal

Hilde Heynen

(Chair of the departmentof Architecture, Urbanismand Planning of the KU Leuven, Belgium)
Modernity, Gender and the City

Sarah Whiting

(Dean of the Rice School of Architecture, Houston)
Saving Modern Chicago

Tom Avermaete

(Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Negotiating Modernism: Reports from Casablanca and Chandigarh

The lecture will be in Engllish and the participation is free. Everyone is welcome!
Alvaro Siza at the Venice Biennale 2016
28th May - 27th November 2016, Venice, Italy
DATE: 28/5/2016
The Venice Biennale will present the 15th International Architecture Exhibition under the theme "Reporting from the Front", comissionered by Alejandro Aravena. It will take place between 28th May and 27th November 2016, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, in Venice, Italy.

The Portuguese participation in the Biennale will count with an exhibition entitled "Neighbourhood: Where Alvaro meets Aldo", about the work of Alvaro Siza in the field of social housing and its influences of Aldo Rossi. Carlos Moura Carvalho, Director of the Portuguese Directorate-General for Arts, is the commissioner of the Portuguese participation who designated Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli as curators. The exhibition will take place at the venue Campo di Marte, in the Giudecca island. A lecture by Professor Ana Tostoes, Chair of Docomomo International, will also take place at the inauguration of the exhibition.

More details: website website website
Publication: Architecture de la Culture
by Richard Klein and Bernard Toulier, docomomo, 2009
DATE: 0/0/0
Publication available for download: Richard Klein & Bernard Toulier (ed.), Architecture de la Culture, Relais du Pouvoir Européen, Paris, docomomo International, 2009 (French/English).

docomomo International initiated in 2004 a multi-year cycle entitled "networks of modernity in the twentieth century" in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Centredes Hautes Etudes de Chaillot. In 2005, "the networks of modernity" was devoted to architectures of culture in Europe. During the study days between 16th and 17th December, architects and researchers have explored the history and rehabilitation of Houses of the People and Houses of Culture, places of cultural and artistic diffusion experiencing a sharp rise the twentieth century. Resulting from political will, a new type of cultural institutions, which is as much a history of ideas and social representations than that of the States, was born. These new places designed for mass popular politicized decompartmentalise functions as theater and library, coffee and the gallery of the museumand the theater or the workshop and school. What is the affiliation between People´s House, Volkshaus, Casadel Popolo, Casa del Fascio, Mechanics Institute and House Culture? How to convey the heritage of thes spatial and formal organizations unpublished? Obsolete or restructured today, the Houses of Culture demonstrate great artistic programs, intellectual, administrative and policy of the twentieth century and, as such, entitled to heritage recognition. Between reforms, policy changes and restructuring, now arise related issues use and sustainability of these architectures.

Link for download
Colloquium: Universalism and Globalisation
11th April 2016, 10:00-18:30, Auditorium, Cité de l´Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, France
DATE: 11/4/2016
On 11th April 2016, from 10:00 to 18:30, it will take place the colloquium "Universalism and globalisation" about the Portuguese contemporary architecture, at the auditorium of Cite de l´Architceture et du Patrimoine, in Paris, France.

This colloquium will be held within the framework of the exhibition "The Universalists - 50 years of Portuguese Architecture", which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris, France.

Professor Ana Tostoes, Chair of docomomo International, will take part at the conference-debate "Internationalism, universalism and globalisation". 

PROGRAM
April 11, 2016 (10:00 - 18:30)

10:00 Opening:
Guy Amsellem, President of Cité de l´architecture & du patrimoine
Artur Santos Silva, President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Nuno Grande, Curator of the Exhibition "Les universalistes. 50 ans d´architecture portugaise"

10:30 - 12: 30 Panel Discussion 1: 
Que sont devenus les acquis de la  Révolution de 1974?
Moderator: François Chaslin, critique

Álvaro Siza, architect
Alexandre Alves Costa, architect
Laurent Beaudouin, architect
José António Bandeirinha, critique

14:30-16:30 Panel Discussion 2: 
Au-delà du débat moderne/post-moderne
Moderator: Éric Lapierre, architect

Gonçalo Byrne, architect
Eduardo Souto de Moura, architect
Dominique Machabert, author
Jorge Figueira, critique 

16:30-18:30 Panel Discussion 3: 
Internationalisme, universalisme et globalisation

Moderator: Francis Rambert, Director of the l’Institut français d’architecture

João Luís Carrilho da Graça, architect
Manuel Mateus, architect 
Vincent Parreira, architect
Ana Tostões, critique 

More details: website
Colloquium: La Valeur Universelle Exceptionnelle. Une question essentielle et difficile
13th-14th April 2016, Ronchamp, France
DATE: 13/4/2016
A part of the candidacy to list 17 architectural works of Le Corbusier as World Heritage, the international colloquium La Valuer Universelle Exceptionnelle. Une question essentielle et difficile, will take place in Ronchamp, France, between 13th and 14th April 2016. The international colloquium is organized by the Communauté de Commune Rahin et Chérimont, and aims to stimulate the local support committee for the nomination, which currently has more than 650 signatures.

For two days, the colloquium will bring together specialists from the following institutions: French Ministry of Culture,Vauban network, Heritage office of La Chaux-de-Fonds, docomomo International, Fondation Le Corbusier, Association de l’œuvre de Notre-Dame du Haut and Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges.

Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of docomomo International, will address this discussion, by presenting a lecture on April 13, 2016, at the Salle des Fêtes George Taiclet, Ronchamp, France.


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14th IDC Keynote Speakers
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that the 14the International docomomo Conference -"Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016) will be opened, on 6th September 2016, by the keynote lecture by Alvaro Siza and Juhani Pallasmaa, through an informal dialogue between the two. Other confirmed keynote speakers are Anne Lacaton, Jean Philippe Vassal, Joan Busquets, Winfried Brenne, Caruso St John Architects, Rem Koolhaas, João Luís Carrilho da Graça and João Gomes da Silva

Álvaro Siza
- Portugal, 1933
Álvaro Siza studied in the School of Fine Arts in Oporto and worked with the Portuguese architect Fernando Tavora between 1955 and 1958. He taught at the School of Architecture (ESBAP) from 1966-1969 and was appointed Assistant Professor of Construction in 1976. He has been a Visiting Professor at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne(EFFL), at the University of Pennsylvania, at the Los Andes School in Bogota and at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University as Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor. He continues to teach at the Oporto School of Architecture - Porto University.

Among many current designs, 1200 homes were built in Malagueira, Evora, with the designs for the Setubal College of Education, the Oporto Faculty of Architecture, the Aveiro University Library and the Santiago de Compostela University´s Faculty of Information Sciences. Designs include the Galician Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Compostela(Spain), the Oporto Modern Art Museum and, recently, a major mixed-use development in Boavista (Oporto, Portugal). He has been co-ordinating the Schilderswijk Zone 5 Renovation Plan in The Hague (Holland) since 1985, and is drawing up a scheme for blocks 6-7-8 in Ceramique Terrein, Maastricht. He is also supervising reconstruction of the fire-damaged area of Chiado in Lisbon. Other major works include the Praca de Espanha/Avenida Malhoa Master Plan in Lisbon and the design for the Meteorological Centre of the Olympic Village in Barcelona.

The Portuguese Department of the International Association of Art Critics awarded him with the Prize for Architecture in 1982. He received an Award from the Portuguese Architects Association in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded with the Gold Medal for Architecture by the Colegio de Architectos (Spain), the Alvar Aalto Foundation Gold Medal, the Prince of Wales Prize in Urban Design from Harvard University, and the European Architectural Award by the EEC/Mies van der Rohe Foundation (Barcelona). In 1992, he was awarded with the Pritzker Prize by the Hyatt Foundation of Chicago for his lifelong achievements. In 1993 he was awarded with the National Architecture Prize by the Portuguese Architects Association. Doctor Honoris Causa by the Valencia University (1992) and by the Ecole Polythechnique Federale of Lausanne (1993).


Juhani Pallaasma
- Finland, 1936
Born in Hämeenlinna, Finland, in 1936. Graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1966. Finnish architect, educator, and critic, Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Int FRIBA. From 1991-98, Pallasmaa was dean and professor of architecture at the School of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. Previously, he served as rector of the Helsinki University of Applied Arts and professor of architecture at the Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia. He has held visiting chairs of architecture at institutions in the Americas and Europe, including the University of Virginia, Catholic University of America, and Yale University. From 2001-03, Pallasmaa was the Raymond E. Maritz Visiting Professor of Architecture at Washington University; he has since continued to work with students in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design’s Helsinki international semester program. Since 2008, he has served on the jury for the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.

Pallasmaa’s architectural practice spans projects in urban design; building design; and exhibition, product, and graphic design. His built works can be found in Finland, France, Slovenia, Russia, Ethiopia, and China. In the United States, his design for the Arrival Plaza at the Cranbrook Academy greets each visitor to the historic campus. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Pallasmaa served as director of exhibitions and then as director overall of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, and further as state artist professor. In these roles, he organized, curated, and designed numerous exhibitions of Finnish architecture, planning, and the visual arts for national and international display, along with accompanying exhibition catalogs. Notable among these are The Language of Wood (1987) and Animal Architecture(1995). Pallasmaa is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Embodied Image (2011), The Thinking Hand(2009), Encounters: Architectural Essays (2006), The Aalto House (2003), Juhani Pallasmaa: Sensuous Minimalism(2002), The Architecture of Image (2001), The Villa Mairea (1998), The Eyes of the Skin (1996), and The Melnikov House(1996). The Eyes of the Skin, in particular, has become a standard text in studios and seminars around the world.

Awards for his architectural work include the 2009 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Finnish State Architecture Award, the Helsinki City Culture Award, the Fritz Schumacher Prize, and the Russian Federation of Architecture Award. Pallasmaa is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1991, he was Finland’s architectural representative at the Venice Biennale. The 1999 recipient of the International Union of Architects’ Jean Tschumi Prize for architectural criticism, Pallasmaa has written and lectured extensively throughout the world for more than 40 years on architecture and the visual arts, on environmental psychology, and on cultural philosophy.


Rem Koolhaas - Rotterdam, 1944
Rem Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in 1975, together with Elia, Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. Having worked as a journalist and script writer before becoming an architect, Koolhaas graduated from the Architectural Association in London, and in 1978, published Delirious New York, a Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA and established connections between contemporary society and architecture. At this moment, Rem Koolhaas is heading the work of OMA, as well as AMO - the conceptual branch of OMA, a think tank focused on social, economic, and technological issues. Rem Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University, where he conducts the Project on the City, a research program investigating changing urban conditions around the world. The projects include a study on China´s Pearl River Delta (published as Great Leap Forward), an analysis of the role of retail and consumption in the contemporary society (The Harvard Guide to Shopping), and studies on Rome, Lagos, Moscow and Beijing.

Recently, OMA has completed the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin, a campus center at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, the Prada Epicenter in Los Angeles and the Public Library in Seattle. The Seattle Library was chosen by TIME magazine as The Best Architecture for 2004 and was described by the New York Times as "a blazing chandelier to swing your dreams upon. If an American city can erect a civic project as brave as this one, the sun hasnt set on the West." In April 2005, the Casa da Musica concert hall in Oporto was completed and was already voted as one of the most important concert halls in the world by the New York Times (April 10th 2005). In Asia, work has begun on CCTV — a 575,000m2 headquarters, studio, and cultural center for China´s national broadcaster, China Central Television, in Beijing. CCTV is OMA´s largest building to date, and is to be completed by 2008, in time for the Beijing Olympic Games. Recent AMO projects include a study for the European Commission on the visual identity of the EU, image restructuring for Cond Nast magazines Lucky and Wired, a study on the future of the automobile for Volkswagen, and a study concerning preservation for the city of Beijing. By combining AMO and OMA Rem Koolhaas is seen as one of the most important thinkers of the last decades. Koolhaas has achieved the enviable stature of both cult idol and international celebrity.


Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal - France 1955, Marocco 1954.
Anne Lacaton is graduated from the School of Architecture of Bordeaux in 1980. She was visiting professor at the University of Madrid, Master Housing 2007-2013, at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), 2004, 2006 and 2010-11, Harvard GSD 2011 and 2015. Jean Philippe Vassal is graduated from the School of Architecture ofBordeaux in 1980. He worked as urban planner in Niger (West Africa) from 1980 to 1985. He is professor at the UDK in Berlin since 2012. He was also visiting professor at the TU in Berlin (2007-10), and at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) between 2010-11.

Office Lacaton & Vassal, based in Paris, has an international practice, working on various programs of public buildings, housing and urban planning. The main works completed by the office: a contemporary art center in Dunkerque, thePalais de Tokyo in Paris, Site for contemporary creation, the Architecture School in Nantes, the House Latapie,Bordeaux, the Cité Manifeste in Mulhouse, social housing, the transformation of modernist social housing estates, asTour Bois le prêtre in Paris. All the projects are based on a principle of generosity and economy, serving the life, the uses and the appropriation, with the aim of changing the standard. They were distinguished with several awards, such as: Rolf Schock Prize (Stockholm 2014), the Grand Prix National d’Architecture (France, 2008),  the International Fellowship of the RIBA London (2009), the Equerre d´Argent Award 2011 (France). They were also appointed twice as finalists for the Mies Van der Rohe Award. It can be also highlighted the most recent publications in the framework of their architectural work: El Croquis, 177-178 (Madrid, 2015); AV, Arquitectura Viva, Monographs 170 "Lacaton & Vassal, Strategies of the Essential" (Madrid, 2014); Lacaton & Vassal, 2G n° 60 (Barcelona, 2012); A+U 12:03, n°498, "PLUS, large scale housing development. An exceptional case" (Barcelona, 2007).


Winfried Brenne - Germany, 1942

Winfried Brenne (Dipl.-Ing. Architekt BDA/DWB) studied architecture in Wuppertal and at TU Berlin, where he settled as an independent architect. From 1976 to 1990 he worked together with Helge Pitz. In 1990 he founded his own architectural practise Winfried Brenne Architekten and in 2002 Brenne Architekten Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH, together with Franz Jaschke. His practice’s key projects include the reconstruction, restoration and alterations of precious monuments (UNESCO World Heritage Site, historic and public buildings), conceptual work, expert reports of solitaires/monument districts, sustainable and ecological construction.

From 1990 to 1992 he taught at TFH Berlin [1]. He was a member of the Council for the Preservation of Historic Buildings and Monuments Berlin (1996-1999), of the advisory council for the committee for reconstruction Bauhaus Dessau (1995-1999) and chairman of Stiftung Denkmalschutz (heritage foundation) Berlin (2000-2002). Since 2000 he is a member of ICOMOS German National Committee, since 2005 of Federal Foundation of Baukultur (Federal Foundation for the Culture of Building, based in Potsdam), since 2006 of the Berlin Academy of Arts and foundation member ofdocomomo Germany. In 2008 he received the WMF-Knoll-Modernism-Prize (World Monuments Fund/WMF) in New York for rebuilding of former federal school of ADGB, Bernau/Germany. In 2014 he was awarded the Heinrich-Tessenow-Medaille in recognition of his life’s work. Winfried Brenne also works as an author, lecturer and in developing concepts and realisation of exhibitions (focus on Bruno Taut, colour space).

[1] now: Beuth University of Applied Sciences


Caruso St John Architects - Canada 1962, United Kingdom 1959
Adam Caruso studied architecture at McGill University in Montreal. He worked for Florian Beigel and Arup Associates before establishing his own practice with Peter St John in 1990. He taught at the University of North London from 1990-2000, and was Professor of Architecture at the University of Bath from 2002-2005. He has been Visiting Professor at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, at the ETH Zurich, and on the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics. In 2011 Adam Caruso was appointed Professor of Architecture and Construction at the ETH Zurich.

Peter St John began his architectural studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, completing them at the Architectural Association in 1984. He worked for Richard Rogers, Florian Beigel, Dixon Jones, and Arup Associates prior to establishing his own practice with Adam Caruso. Peter taught at the University of North London from 1990-2000. He was a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland from 1999-2001, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath from 2001-2004. In 2005, he was a visiting critic at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. From 2007 to 2009 he was a visiting professor at ETH in Zurich. He is currently an external examiner at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen and Cardiff School of Architecture, and is a visiting professor at London Metropolitan University.


Joan Busquets - Spain, 1946
Architect, urban planner and Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design at the GSD, Harvard University since 2002 and before at Barcelona UPC-ETSAB. Founder of LUB Barcelona. Head of Urban Planning for the Barcelona City Council in the preparations for the Barcelona Olympics 1992. Urban projects in The Hague, Delft, Geneva, Rotterdam, Toledo, Lisbon and Toulouse among others around the world like Singapore, Shanghai, Ningbo and Sao Paulo. Awarded with the 2012 Paris Grand Prix Spécial de l´Urbanisme (France) and 2011 Erasmus prize (The Netherlands).

Busquets has published many books, including: L’Urbanització marginal (1999), Toledo y su futuro/ Toledo and its Future (2000), Barcelona, Ciutat Vella: un pasado con futuro (2003), Bringing the Harvard Yards to the River (2004),  Six projects for Downtown´s Den Haag (2004), Barcelona: the Urban Evolution of a Compact City (2005), New Orleans. Strategies for a City in Soft Land (2005), A Coruña: a nova ciudade marítima no porto/A Coruña: a maritime city in the port (2006), Cities X-Lines: A new lens for the urbanistic project (2007), Cerdà and the Barcelona of the future, Reality Versus Design (2009), Maastricht Urban Surplus (2009), Shenzhen Designing the non-stop transformation city (2010),Spoorzone Delft-Railway Zone Public Space Design (2010), Joan Busquets -City in layers - Erasmus prize 2011 (2011),Niewe centrum, Nesselande, Roterdam (2011), Dunkerke projet de réaménagent du centre-ville (2012), Innovative Boulevards in Lisbon (2013), World Architecture Magazine n º 272 WA - Designing Urban Architecture: Joan Busquets+BAU/BLAU (2013), Barcelona: the Urban Evolution of a Compact City (2014), Toulouse - Identité et partage du centre-ville (2014).


João Luís Carrilho da Graça - Portugal, 1952
Architect, graduated from ESBAL (Lisbon, 1977), in the same year which he has initiated his professional activity. He lectured at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical Lisbon University (1977-1992). Professor at the Autonomous University of Lisbon (2001-2010) and at Evora University (2005-). João Luís Carrilho da Graça headed the architecture department at both institutions until 2010. He was invited professor at the Higher Technical School of Architecture, Navarra University, in 2007 and 2010. He has been invited to give lectures, seminars and conferences at several international universities and institutions.

Awards given to the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça include: the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic (2010); the Portuguese Pessoa Award (2008), the Luzboa-schréder Award (2004); the Order for Merit of the Portuguese Republic (1999) and the International Art Critics Association Award (1992). He was distinguished with the Piranesi Prix de Rome, in 2010, for the Archeological Museum of Castelo de São Jorge (Lisbon), with the FAD Prize, in 1999, and with the Valmor Prize, in 1998, for the Knowledge of the Seas Pavilion at Lisbon Expo ’98. Also, he was appointed for the Mies van der Rohe” Award in 1990, 1992, 1994, 2009, 2010 and 2011.


João Gomes da Silva - Portugal, 1962
João Gomes da Silva is graduated in Landscape Architecture from the Evora University in 1987, and lectured in the same university between 1987 and 1994. Since 2001 he is an invited professor at the Architecture Department of theUniversidade Autónoma de Lisboa. He has also been invited to lecture in several other universities, and he has participated in conferences and workshops, within the scope of Landscape Architecture and Landscape, both nationally and internationally. In 1997, he founded the atelier Global Landscape Architecture with the architect Inês Norton, creating a group that generates landscape theory and space, from the interpretation of the economic, social and contemporary cultural transformations. He has dedicated his professional life, individually or in collaboration, to the critical production of Landscape.

In 1990-91 he was awarded the Schinkel Prize, in Landscape Architecture, with the architects Inês Norton and João Mateus, in Berlin, Germany. With the project for the Public Spaces of the Expo´98 (Lisbon, Portugal), he was awarded with the Prize of the Portuguese Design Centre, in 1999. In 2004, he was awarded with the Valmor Prize of Architecture (Portugal), for the Expo´98 project, in co-authorship with the architect Manuel Salgado. With the SalinasLandscape Project in Madeira, in co-authorship with the architect Paulo David, he was awarded with the FAD Award, in Landscape Architecture (2007); with the International Stone Architecture Award and with the Audience Award in the V Landscape Biennial (Barcelona, 2008). In 2010, with the Cycling Track – Belém_Cais do Sodré segment, in co-authorship with Atelier P06, he was distinguished with the following awards: Red Dot – design Award; SEGD – Merit Award; D&AD-in Book e European Design Awards - Silver Award. In 2010, with the Castelo de São Jorge requalification project, in co-authorship with the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça, he was awarded with the Piranesi Award.
14th IDC Keynote Speaker: Rem Koolhaas
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that Rem Koolhaas will present a keynote lecture on the 14th International docomomo Conference - "Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016).

Rem Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. Having worked as a journalist and script writer before becoming an architect, Koolhaas graduated from the Architectural Association in London, and in 1978, published Delirious New York, a Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XLsummarized the work of OMA and established connections between contemporary society and architecture. At this moment Rem Koolhaas is heading the work of OMA as well as AMO - the conceptual branch of OMA, a think tank focused on social, economic, and technological issues.

Rem Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University where he conducts the Project on the City, a research program investigating changing urban conditions around the world. The projects include a study on China´s Pearl River Delta (published as Great Leap Forward), an analysis of the role of retail and consumption in the contemporary society (The Harvard Guide to Shopping), and studies on Rome, Lagos, Moscow and Beijing.
Recently, OMA has completed the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin, a campus center at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, the Prada Epicenter in Los Angeles and the Public Library in Seattle. The Seattle Library was chosen by TIME magazine as The Best Architecture for 2004 and was described by the New York Times as "a blazing chandelier to swing your dreams upon. If an American city can erect a civic project as brave as this one, the sun hasnt set on the West.

In April 2005, the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto was completed and was already voted as one of the most important concert halls in the world by the New York Times (April 10th 2005). In Asia, work has begun on CCTV — a 575,000m2 headquarters, studio, and cultural center for China´s national broadcaster, China Central Television, in Beijing. CCTV is OMA´s largest building to date, and is to be completed by 2008, in time for the Beijing Olympic Games.

Recent AMO projects include a study for the European Commission on the visual identity of the EU, image restructuring for Cond Nast magazines Lucky and Wired, a study on the future of the automobile for Volkswagen, and a study concerning preservation for the city of Beijing. By combining AMO and OMA Rem Koolhaas is seen as one of the most important thinkers of the last decades. Nicolai Ouroussoff critic for Los Angeles Times underlines this by: "There is little question that Rem Koolhaas is one of the most influential architects of the last 20 years. As an architectural thinker, his cool analytic approach to design, sprinkled wit h a healthy skepticism, has informed the profession that his fingerprints can be found on the work of almost any young architect today. Koolhaas has achieved the enviable stature of both cult idol and international celebrity.
14th IDC Keynote Speaker: Caruso St John Architects
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that Caruso St John Architects will present a keynote lecture on the 14th International docomomo Conference - "Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016).

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso and Peter St John established their practice in 1990, and have gained an international reputation for excellence in designing contemporary projects in the public realm. The practice came to public attention with the New Art Gallery in Walsall, a commission won in an international competition in 1995. From these origins in the visual arts, where a sensitivity to experience and context is required, the practice has extended its expertise and now works on a broad range of projects in the public and private realms. Current clients include Tate Britain, the City of Lille, Bremer Landesbank and the SBB (Swiss National Railways). Caruso St John aims to have a wide range of work at a variety of scales and want to resist the trend of increased size and specialisation that dominates contemporary architecture.

The practice is interested in the emotional potential and physical qualities of construction. This attitude has developed out of a fascination for materials, backed up with an involvement in academic and office based research. Built projects incorporate this research and respond to their physical context and brief in unexpected ways. The projects stand out by resisting off the peg construction. Both the New Art Gallery, Walsall (2000) and the Brick House, London (2006) have been short listed for the Stirling Prize, the UK most prestigious architecture award, in recognition of this ambition.

Adam Caruso and Peter St John are closely involved in the design of all projects, with one of the partners attending client meetings and leading the project together with an architect project leader. The practice is international in its outlook and in its make up, with many of the staff, including the partners, involved in teaching in schools of architecture. The office of approximately 25 work in an open studio in a 1930s factory building in East London which the practice converted to studio use for themselves. In 2010 a second office was opened by the practice in Zurich.
14th IDC Keynote Speakers: Joan Busquets
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that Joan Busquets will present a keynote lecture on the 14th International docomomo Conference - "Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016).

Joan Busquets
Born in El Prat de Llobregat, Spain, in 1946. He graduated from School of Architecture, Escola Tecnica Superior d´Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), University of Technology of Catalonia, in 1969 and received his doctoral degree from the University of Barcelona, in 1975. Joan Busquets headed the Planning Department of the Municipality of Barcelona between 1983 and 1989 and during the preparations for the Olympics in 1992. He was Professor of Town Planning in the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona from 1979 until 2002. Since 2002 he has been a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and holds the chair of Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design. In addition, he has participated as a visiting professor in London, Urbino, Rotterdam, Rome, Lausanne, Geneva, and at the GSD, as well as on numerous juries for international competitions.

Main works:
Professionally based in Barcelona since the 1970s, Busquets has participated in strategic urban planning and design for the cities of Den Haag, Lisbon, Marseille, Rotterdam, Singapore, and Sao Paulo—most involving public-private partnerships—having also completed projects for the modern center of Trento, Italy; Villanova, Spain; and for housing in the Maquinista development of Barcelona. In 2002 his team won the International Competition for La Lanterna in Trieste, and the City Center for Nesselande in The Netherlands. 
Joan Busquets has published many articles and books, including Barcelona: Evolución urbanistica de una capital compacta (1992 and 1994), La urbanización marginal (1999), The Old Town of Barcelona: A Past with a Future (2003), Bringing the Harvard Yards to the River (2004), Aleppo: Rehabilitation of the Old City (2005), Barcelona: the Urban Evolution of a Compact City (2005), New Orleans: Strategies for a City in Soft Land (2005), A Coruña: A Maritime City in the Port (2006), Cities X Lines: A New Lens for the Urbanistic Project (2007), Cidade Antiga e Novo Projecto Urbano/Old City and a New Urban Artifact (2007). 

Main awards:
In 1969 he was a founding member of the Laboratorio de Urbanismo in Barcelona and undertook a long-term study of squatter settlements in Barcelona and other Southern European cities, for which he received the Spanish National Award for Town Planning in 1981, winning the award again in 1985 for his masterplan for Lerida´s old town. His urban rehabilitation strategy for Toledo, Spain in 2000, and the publication Toledo y su futuro was awarded a national prize and the Premio Europeo Gubbio 2000, and he is presently at work on a similar rehabilitation strategy for the Cuitat Vella (Old Town) in Barcelona.
14th IDC Keynote Speakers: Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal
14th IDC Keynote Speakers: Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal will present a keynote lecture on the 14th International docomomo Conference - "Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future" (Lisboa, 6-9 September 2016).

Anne Lacaton
Born in France in 1955. Graduated from the School of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980.
Visiting professor at the University of Madrid, Master Housing 2007-2013, at the EPFL Lausanne, 2004, 2006 and 2010-11, Harvard GSD 2011 & 2015

Jean Philippe Vassal
Born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1954. Graduated from the school of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980.
Worked as urban planner in Niger (West Africa) from 1980 to 1985.
Professor at the UDK in Berlin since 2012. Visiting professor at the TU in Berlin (2007-10), and at the EPFL Lausanne in 2010-11.

Main works:
Office Lacaton & Vassal based in Paris, has an international practice, working on various programs of public buildings, housing and urban planning.
The main works completed by the office : a contemporary art center in Dunkerque, the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Site for contemporary creation, the architecture school in Nantes, the House Latapie, Bordeaux, the "Cité Manifeste" in Mulhouse, social housing, the transformation of modernist social housing estates, as Tour Bois le prêtre in Paris.

All the projects are based on a principle of generosity and economy, serving the life, the uses and the appropriation, with the aim of changing the standard.

Main Awards:
Rolf Schock Prize, Stockholm 2014,  the Grand Prix National d’Architecture, France, 2008,  the International Fellowship of the RIBA London in 2009, the Equerre d´Argent award 2011, France. Twice finalist for the Mies Van der Rohe Award.

Recent publications : 
El Croquis, 177-178, Monograph, Madrid, 2015,
AV, Arquitectura Viva, Monographs 170 "Lacaton & Vassal, Strategies of the Essential", Madrid, 2014
Lacaton & Vassal, 2G n° 60- Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2012, A+U 12:03, n°498, "PLUS, large scale housing development. An exceptional case", Druot, Lacaton & Vassal, Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2007
14th IDC Keynote Speakers: Álvaro Siza and Juhani Pallasmaa
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that the 14th International docomomo Conference -"Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016) will be opened, on 6th September 2016, by the keynote lecture by Alvaro Siza and Juhani Pallasmaa, through an informal dialogue between the two.

Álvaro Siza
Born in Matosinhos, Porto, in 1933. He studied in the School of Fine Arts in Porto and worked with the Portuguese architect Fernando Tavora between 1955 and 1958. He taught at the School of Architecture (ESBAP) from 1966-69 and was appointed Assistant Professor of Construction in 1976. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polythechnique of Lausanne, the University of Pennsylvania, the Los Andes School in Bogota and at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University as Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor. He continues to teach at the Porto School of Architecture from Porto University.

Main works:
Among many current designs, 1200 homes were built in Malagueira, Evora, with the designs for the Setubal College of Education, the Porto Faculty of Architecture, the Aveiro University Library and the Santiago de Compostela University´s Faculty of Information Sciences. Designs include the Galician Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the Porto Modern Art Museum and, recently, a major mixed-use development in Boavista, Oporto. He has been co-ordinating the Schilderswijk Zone 5 Renovation Plan in The Hague, Holland, since 1985, and is drawing up a scheme for blocks 6-7-8 in Ceramique Terrein, Maastricht. He is also supervising reconstruction of the fire-damaged area of Chiado in Lisbon. Other major works include the Praca de Espanha/Avenida Malhoa Master Plan in Lisbon and the design for the Meteorological Centre of the Olympic Village in Barcelona. 

Main awards:
The Portuguese Department of the International Association of Art Critics awarded him the Prize for Architecture in 1982. He received an Award from the Portuguese Architects Association in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded the Gold Medal for Architecture by the Colegio de Architectos, Spain, the Alvar Aalto Foundation Gold Medal, the Prince of Wales Prize in Urban Design from Harvard University, and the European Architectural Award by the EEC/Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona. In 1992 he was awarded the Pritzker Prize by the Hyatt Foundation of Chicago for his lifelong achievements. In 1993 he was awarded the National Architecture Prize by the Portuguese Architects Association. Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Valencia (1992) and by the Ecole Polythechnique Federale of Lausanne (1993).

Juhani Pallasmaa
Born in Hämeenlinna, Finland, in 1936. Graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1966. Finnish architect, educator, and critic, Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Int FRIBA. 
From 1991-98, Pallasmaa was dean and professor of architecture at the School of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. Previously, he served as rector of the Helsinki University of Applied Arts and professor of architecture at the Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia. He has held visiting chairs of architecture at institutions in the Americas and Europe, including the University of Virginia, Catholic University of America, and Yale University. From 2001-03, Pallasmaa was the Raymond E. Maritz Visiting Professor of Architecture at Washington University; he has since continued to work with students in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design’s Helsinki international semester program. Since 2008, he has served on the jury for the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.


Main works:
Pallasmaa’s architectural practice spans projects in urban design; building design; and exhibition, product, and graphic design. His built works can be found in Finland, France, Slovenia, Russia, Ethiopia, and China. In the United States, his design for the Arrival Plaza at the Cranbrook Academy greets each visitor to the historic campus. Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, Pallasmaa served as director of exhibitions and then as director overall of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, and further as state artist professor. In these roles, he organized, curated, and designed numerous exhibitions of Finnish architecture, planning, and the visual arts for national and international display, along with accompanying exhibition catalogs. Notable among these are The Language of Wood (1987) and Animal Architecture (1995). Pallasmaa is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Embodied Image (2011), The Thinking Hand (2009), Encounters: Architectural Essays (2006), The Aalto House (2003), Juhani Pallasmaa: Sensuous Minimalism (2002), The Architecture of Image (2001), The Villa Mairea (1998), The Eyes of the Skin (1996), and The Melnikov House (1996). The Eyes of the Skin, in particular, has become a standard text in studios and seminars around the world.


Main awards:
Awards for his architectural work include the 2009 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Finnish State Architecture Award, the Helsinki City Culture Award, the Fritz Schumacher Prize, and the Russian Federation of Architecture Award. Pallasmaa is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1991, he was Finland’s architectural representative at the Venice Biennale.The 1999 recipient of the International Union of Architects’ Jean Tschumi Prize for architectural criticism, Pallasmaa has written and lectured extensively throughout the world for more than 40 years on architecture and the visual arts, on environmental psychology, and on cultural philosophy.
Docomomo Virtual Exhibition
23 November 2015, Técnico - University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 23/11/2015
DOCOMOMO LAUNCHED GLOBAL VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
Tecnico - University of Lisbon, Pavilhao de Civil e Arquitectura, Sala 4.41
Lisbon, 23 November 2015

docomomo
International launched a new project: the docomomo virtual exhibition(MoMove). The website -exhibition.docomomo.com - offers a selection of 2000 buildings and sites of the Modern Movement, curated by architects, historians and other professionals. This is a unique database for its geographic reach and number of works. The exhibition launching took place at Tecnico - University of Lisbon, during the PhD International Week with the presence of Ana Tostoes, docomomo International Chair, Andrea Canziani, Antonio Bandeirinha, Horacio Torrent, Miles Glendinning and Timo Tuomi.

The docomomo virtual exhibition is always in constant transformation, counting on docomomo members around the world. In order to increase public awareness to the importance of this recent and devalued heritage, this virtual exhibition is also a tool to promote its study, interpretation and protection.

Based on a world map, the user can search any building or architect, discover essential data, filter information by keywords, find image galleries and videos. The buildings can be shared on major social networks or commented directly. The MoMove also functions as a mobile app (web) making it easy to use while traveling and visiting a proposed tour within a close area or topic of interest.
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Since its creation, docomomo International has experienced a rapid growth, establishing itself as a major player not only in the realm of conservation, but also in the broader field of architectural culture. As a non-profit organization, it is vital the recognition and the help of the community!

docomomo International is an organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement. It aims to:
  • Bring the significance of the architecture of the Modern Movement to the attention the public, the authorities, the professionals and the educational community;
  • Identify and promote the surveying of the works of the Modern Movement;
  • Promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement;
  • Oppose destruction and disfigurement of significant works;
  • Foster and disseminate the development of appropriate techniques and methods of conservation and adaptive (re)use;
  • Attract funding for documentation conservation and (re)use;
  • Explore and develop new ideas for the future of a sustainable built environment based on the past experiences of the Modern Movement.
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14th IDC Keynote Speakers
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that the 14the International docomomo Conference -"Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016) will be opened, on 6th September 2016, by the keynote lecture by Alvaro Siza and Juhani Pallasmaa, through an informal dialogue between the two. Other confirmed keynote speakers are Anne Lacaton, Jean Philippe Vassal, Joan Busquets and Winfried Brenne.

Alvaro Siza
Born in Matosinhos, Porto, in 1933. He studied in the School of Fine Arts in Porto and worked with the Portuguese architect Fernando Tavora between 1955 and 1958. He taught at the School of Architecture (ESBAP) from 1966-69 and was appointed Assistant Professor of Construction in 1976. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polythechnique of Lausanne, the University of Pennsylvania, the Los Andes School in Bogota and at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University as Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor. He continues to teach at the Porto School of Architecture from Porto University.

Main works:
Among many current designs, 1200 homes were built in Malagueira, Evora, with the designs for the Setubal College of Education, the Porto Faculty of Architecture, the Aveiro University Library and the Santiago de Compostela University´s Faculty of Information Sciences. Designs include the Galician Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the Porto Modern Art Museum and, recently, a major mixed-use development in Boavista, Oporto. He has been co-ordinating the Schilderswijk Zone 5 Renovation Plan in The Hague, Holland, since 1985, and is drawing up a scheme for blocks 6-7-8 in Ceramique Terrein, Maastricht. He is also supervising reconstruction of the fire-damaged area of Chiado in Lisbon. Other major works include the Praca de Espanha/Avenida Malhoa Master Plan in Lisbon and the design for the Meteorological Centre of the Olympic Village in Barcelona.

Main awards:
The Portuguese Department of the International Association of Art Critics awarded him the Prize for Architecture in 1982. He received an Award from the Portuguese Architects Association in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded the Gold Medal for Architecture by the Colegio de Architectos, Spain, the Alvar Aalto Foundation Gold Medal, the Prince of Wales Prize in Urban Design from Harvard University, and the European Architectural Award by the EEC/Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona. In 1992 he was awarded the Pritzker Prize by the Hyatt Foundation of Chicago for his lifelong achievements. In 1993 he was awarded the National Architecture Prize by the Portuguese Architects Association. Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Valencia (1992) and by the Ecole Polythechnique Federale of Lausanne (1993).

Juhani Pallasmaa
Born in Hameenlinna, Finland, in 1936. Graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1966. Finnish architect, educator, and critic, Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Int FRIBA.
From 1991-98, Pallasmaa was dean and professor of architecture at the School of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. Previously, he served as rector of the Helsinki University of Applied Arts and professor of architecture at the Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia. He has held visiting chairs of architecture at institutions in the Americas and Europe, including the University of Virginia, Catholic University of America, and Yale University. From 2001-03, Pallasmaa was the Raymond E. Maritz Visiting Professor of Architecture at Washington University; he has since continued to work with students in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design´s Helsinki international semester program. Since 2008, he has served on the jury for the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.

Main works:
Pallasmaa´s architectural practice spans projects in urban design; building design; and exhibition, product, and graphic design. His built works can be found in Finland, France, Slovenia, Russia, Ethiopia, and China. In the United States, his design for the Arrival Plaza at the Cranbrook Academy greets each visitor to the historic campus. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Pallasmaa served as director of exhibitions and then as director overall of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, and further as state artist professor. In these roles, he organized, curated, and designed numerous exhibitions of Finnish architecture, planning, and the visual arts for national and international display, along with accompanying exhibition catalogs. Notable among these are The Language of Wood (1987) and Animal Architecture (1995). Pallasmaa is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Embodied Image (2011), The Thinking Hand (2009), Encounters: Architectural Essays (2006), The Aalto House (2003), Juhani Pallasmaa: Sensuous Minimalism (2002), The Architecture of Image (2001), The Villa Mairea (1998), The Eyes of the Skin (1996), and The Melnikov House (1996). The Eyes of the Skin, in particular, has become a standard text in studios and seminars around the world.

Main awards:
Awards for his architectural work include the 2009 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Finnish State Architecture Award, the Helsinki City Culture Award, the Fritz Schumacher Prize, and the Russian Federation of Architecture Award. Pallasmaa is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1991, he was Finland´s architectural representative at the Venice Biennale. The 1999 recipient of the International Union of Architects´ Jean Tschumi Prize for architectural criticism, Pallasmaa has written and lectured extensively throughout the world for more than 40 years on architecture and the visual arts, on environmental psychology, and on cultural philosophy.

Anne Lacaton
Born in France in 1955. Graduated from the School of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980.
Visiting professor at the University of Madrid, Master Housing 2007-2013, at the EPFL Lausanne, 2004, 2006 and 2010-11, Harvard GSD 2011 & 2015

Jean Philippe Vassal
Born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1954. Graduated from the school of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980.
Worked as urban planner in Niger (West Africa) from 1980 to 1985.
Professor at the UDK in Berlin since 2012. Visiting professor at the TU in Berlin (2007-10), and at the EPFL Lausanne in 2010-11.

Main works:
Office Lacaton & Vassal based in Paris, has an international practice, working on various programs of public buildings, housing and urban planning.The main works completed by the office : a contemporary art center in Dunkerque, the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Site for contemporary creation, the architecture school in Nantes, the House Latapie, Bordeaux, the "Cite Manifeste" in Mulhouse, social housing, the transformation of modernist social housing estates, as Tour Bois le pretre in Paris. All the projects are based on a principle of generosity and economy, serving the life, the uses and the appropriation, with the aim of changing the standard.
contemporary creation, the architecture school in Nantes, the House Latapie, Bordeaux, the "Cite Manifeste" in Mulhouse, social housing, the transformation of modernist social housing estates, as Tour Bois le pretre in Paris. All the projects are based on a principle of generosity and economy, serving the life, the uses and the appropriation, with the aim of changing the standard.
Recent publications: El Croquis, 177-178, Monograph, Madrid, 2015, AV, Arquitectura Viva, Monographs 170 "Lacaton & Vassal, Strategies of the Essential", Madrid, 2014 Lacaton & Vassal, 2G n´60- Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2012, A+U 12:03, n´498, "PLUS, large scale housing development. An exceptional case", Druot, Lacaton & Vassal, Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2007

Main awards:
Rolf Schock Prize, Stockholm 2014, the Grand Prix National d´Architecture, France, 2008, the International
Fellowship of the RIBA London in 2009, the Equerre d´Argent award 2011, France. Twice finalist for the Mies Van der Rohe Award.

Joan Busquets
Born in El Prat de Llobregat, Spain, in 1946. He graduated from School of Architecture, Escola Tecnica Superior d´Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), University of Technology of Catalonia, in 1969 and received his doctoral degree from the University of Barcelona, in 1975. Joan Busquets headed the Planning Department of the Municipality of Barcelona between 1983 and 1989 and during the preparations for the Olympics in 1992. He was Professor of Town Planning in the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona from 1979 until 2002. Since 2002 he has been a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and holds the chair of Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design. In addition, he has participated as a visiting professor in London, Urbino, Rotterdam, Rome, Lausanne, Geneva, and at the GSD, as well as on numerous juries for international competitions.

Main works:
Professionally based in Barcelona since the 1970s, Busquets has participated in strategic urban planning and design for the cities of Den Haag, Lisbon, Marseille, Rotterdam, Singapore, and Sao Paulo - most involving public-private partnerships - having also completed projects for the modern center of Trento, Italy; Villanova, Spain; and for housing in the Maquinista development of Barcelona. In 2002 his team won the International Competition for La Lanterna in Trieste, and the City Center for Nesselande in The Netherlands.
Joan Busquets has published many articles and books, including Barcelona: Evolucion urbanistica de una capital compacta (1992 and 1994), La urbanizacion marginal (1999), The Old Town of Barcelona: A Past with a Future (2003), Bringing the Harvard Yards to the River (2004), Aleppo: Rehabilitation of the Old City (2005), Barcelona: the Urban Evolution of a Compact City (2005), New Orleans: Strategies for a City in Soft Land (2005), A Coruna: A Maritime City in the Port (2006), Cities X Lines: A New Lens for the Urbanistic Project (2007), Cidade Antiga e Novo Projecto Urbano/Old City and a New Urban Artifact (2007).

Main awards:
In 1969 he was a founding member of the Laboratorio de Urbanismo in Barcelona and undertook a long-term study of squatter settlements in Barcelona and other Southern European cities, for which he received the Spanish National Award for Town Planning in 1981, winning the award again in 1985 for his masterplan for Leridas old town. His urban rehabilitation strategy for Toledo, Spain in 2000, and the publication Toledo y su futuro was awarded a national prize and the Premio Europeo Gubbio 2000, and he is presently at work on a similar rehabilitation strategy for the Cuitat Vella (Old Town) in Barcelona.

Winfried Brenne
Born Plauen, Germany in 1942. He studied in Architekturstudium in Wuppertal and Technische Universitat Berlin and graduated in 1975. From 1975 to 1978 he worked in architectural studio Buro AGP in Berlin. Since 1978, he has been a freelance architect in Berlin, working mainly on housing developments, ecological construction and building within the existing fabric.

Main works:
A primary focus of his work consists of condition surveys and the restoration of buildings and ensembles of the New Objectivity movement, including the Hufeneisensiedlung in Britz and other Berlin housing estates of the 1920s. In addition, the restoration of prominent individual landmarks, such as the Muche-Schlememer House in Dessau and the former Federal School of German Trade Union Alliance (ADGB) in Bernau, as well as Schloss Charlottenburg and the German Historical Museum in Berlin. Since 1993 he has been a member of docomomo Germany, since 2000 of the German National Committee of ICOMOS, and since 2006 of the Akademie der Kunste in Berlin. He has published numerous books and articles, notably on the work of Bruno Taut.

Main awards:
During his career Winfried Brenne has received several awards both in his country and abroad including: Builders Prize "Modernization 1997" for Garden City at the Falkenberg, Gartenstadtweg, Berlin-Treptow (1997), Certificate of Recognition Bundeminsterium of Food, Agriculture and Forestry for Brandenburg Nature House (1999), 3rd Rank Prize "Architekturpreis Niedrig Energie Bau" for Okohaus in the Heinrich Boll settlement, Berlin-Pankow (1999) and Clients Prize "Modernization 1999" for Condominium Heinz-Bartsch, Berlin (1999) among others.
Publication: The Report of mASEANa project 2016: 2nd&3rd International Conference
by mASEAna Project and the Japan Foundation, 2017
DATE: 28/4/2017
Docomomo International is happy to announce The Report of mASEANa project 2016: 2nd&3rd International Conference "Pioneers of Modern Architecture". This publication is a documentation report of the project Appreciating Asian modern: mASEANa project 2015-2020 and it was published and edited by mASEANa Project and the Japan Foundation, collaborately.

The mASEANa project is promoted by Docomomo Japan and came from the coalition of docomomo International, mAAN and ICOMOS ISC20c, with the support of the Japan Foundation, and the collaboration of the Toyota Foundation, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in south-east Asia.

The Second mASEANa International Conference — "Pioneers of Modern Architecture" took place in the Vietnam Institute of Architecture and in the National University of Civil Engineering, in Hanoi, Vietnam, between 12 and 14 January 2017.

The Third mASEANa International Conference — "Modern Architectural Heritage in ASEAN and Japan" took place in the National Museum of Western Art and in The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, between 12th and 13th March 2017. 

Title: The Report of mASEANa project 2016: 2nd&3rd International Conference "Pioneers of modern architecture"
Publisher: Docomomo Japan
Editors: mASEANa Project
Design: Genta Kokubu, Hiroaki Anamizu
Photo: Hiroaki Anamizu
Printing: Tokyo Print

© Docomomo Japan

You can download the publication PDF in the following link: https://goo.gl/t461dW
Docomomo Journal 53 (2015/2)
LC 50 Years After
DATE: 27/8/2015
The theme of this 53rd docomomo Journal is LC - 50 Years After. As a tribute to Le Corbusier (LC) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death, this issue of docomomo Journal is focused on rehabilitation and conservation processes undertaken on Le Corbusier buildings and sites worldwide monitored by the Fondation Le Corbusier (FLC).

LC prolific personality as theorist, painter, sculptor, architect, urban planner, researcher, disseminator, thinker, and provocative activist, helped to make him a universal author. His dual and inseparable theoretical and practical activities represented a source for LC´s balanced inspirational and systematic method. Envisaging "la planete comme chantier" (1), LC drove his obsessive constructive impulse around the whole world, to nations such as Japan, Russia, Argentina and India. Thinking deeply about the human condition in the contemporary age, he looked for solutions to solve social, technical and spatial problems, believing that architecture could have the power to improve the world. To the question "architecture or revolution?" he answered "revolution can be avoided" (2) through modern architecture.

50 years later, Le Corbusier still creates controversy,passion, discussion and intellectual stimulus, confirming the endurance of his long life energy, spirit and legacy. Through time and space, proportion and matter, his architecture is in fact a "wise, correct and magnificent play of volumes gathered under light" (3) crystallizing a vision of the world as an "espace indicible" (4). Nowadays, several of LC´s buildings are under threat. This issue of docomomo Journal presents a large variety of interventions and approaches, showing the cross-section of issues that Le Corbusier´s work raises in the restoration of Modern Architecture.

From houses to facilities, from Europe to Asia or America, from public authorities to private owners, these buildings have stood the test of time, proving their resilience and character. I wish to thank Benedicte Gandini, Michel Richard, and the FLC, for accepting the challenge to be the guest editors of this issue and to share with us the "transnational" importance of Le Corbusier, through the analyzes conducted by a exceptional range of experts.

docomomo International wishes to stress the importance of the FLC in disseminating LC´s ideas and preserving his work. Besides being responsible for keeping alive LC´s knowledge and spirit, and gathering precious archives consulted on a daily basis by researchers worldwide, the FLC is carrying out a most important task: the proposed inclusion of "LC architectural work of Le Corbusier [as] an outstanding contribution to the Modern Movement" in the UNESCO World Heritage List (WHL). Envisaged as cultural property, it is a transnational application that brings together the nations of Argentina, Belgium, France, India, Japan and Switzerland at the World Heritage Convention. The aim is to fight for recognition of the buildings and sites constructed by Le Corbusier worldwide as exceptional and as milestones of the Modern Movement that influenced the practice of architecture everywhere. After many well-founded efforts over 50 years, for recognition of the vital nature of LC´s legacy, the WHL candidacy is still waiting for final positive results. As stated at the 12th docomomo Council Meeting (Helsinki, 2012), "docomomo International confirms the outstanding universal value of architectural works by Le Corbusier and supports a serial nomination in the World´s Heritage List". Therefore, we believe that the conclusion of the recognition process is urgent, as we all know that it will also guarantee the protection of invaluable architectural ensembles, as in the case of the perfectly balanced Capitol Complex in Chandigarh which is under threat (see p. 84).

Quoting Tim Benton, LC with exigent and permanent criticism "was somebody capable of renewing himself atevery moment, [believing] in the universal value of architecture" (5). Today, we could reformulate this universal values the urgency to strive towards a sustainable future. That´s why docomomo chose "Adaptive Reuse: The Modern Movement towards the Future" as the main topic for the 14th International docomomo Conference that will take place in Lisbon from the 6th to the 9th September 2016, in order to pursuit the Modern Movement´s social and collective project engaged with the challenge of creating a better place to live in an ever faster changing world.

Ana Tostoes
Chair of docomomo International

Notes
(1) Jean-Louis Cohen, Le Corbusier: La planete comme chantier, Paris, Editiones Textuel, 2005.
(2) Le Corbusier, Vers une Architecture, Paris, Editions Cres,1923.
(3) Idem.
(4) Le Corbusier, "Le espace indicible";, L´Architecture d´Aujourd´hui, Paris,Nov.-Dec., 1946.
(5) "UNESCO World Heritage List: Le Corbusier Proposal Deferred",docomomoJournal, 44, Barcelona, 2011, p. 89-90.
14th International Docomomo Conference – Sponsorship Program
First Sponsor, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jos Tomlow
DATE: 21/12/2015
It is with great pleasure that docomomo International announces the first sponsor for the 14th Internationaldocomomo Conference, which will take place at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon,6-9 September 2016). 

On behalf of the docomomo International Executive Committee, we would like to express our great gratitude to Jos Tomlow, ISC-Technology docomomo member and Advisory Board Member of the 14thInternationaldocomomo Conference, for his great efforts and financial support within the next docomomo Conference.

Joseph Tomlow (Germany)
Jos Tomlow, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Roermond NL, 1951). Member of docomomo Germany and docomomoInternational Specialist Committee on Technology. He trained architecture at Delft University (Netherlands) and he was co-founder of the Gaudi research group (Delft, 1976) directed by Jan Molema. Construction history research at the Institute for Lichtweight Structures IL (Stuttgart University, until 1990) directed by Frei Otto. Since 1995 he is teaching and researching Professor at the University of applied Sciences Zittau/Gorlitz (Zittau, Germany). He co-organised technology seminars like: Climate and Building Physics in the Modern Movement (Lobau, 2005) and Perceived Technologies in the Modern Movement 1918 - 1975 (Karlsruhe, 2013). Publications on 19th/20th century architecture.

docomomo International invites anyone interested to join the sponsorship program for the 14th Internationaldocomomo Conference, integrating a network of sponsors of this event and support an important opportunity for the discussion of the Modern Movement, participating in the worldwide effort to identify, record and preserve modern architecture worldwide.
Exhibition and Events: DEMOPOLIS - The Right to Public Space
12nd March - 29th May 2016, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 12/3/2016
"The public space has become a political arena; its use and design is a matter of negotiation for the future. The public continues to make new demands on the basic principles of democracy and on the design of public spaces in which these are negotiated. DEMO:POLIS introduces the scope and significance of public space for contemporary society. Exemplary works, films, models, designs, concepts by artists and architects as well as participatory models, stress the potentials of public spaces for our civil society.

Works by artists including Nuno Cera, Hans Haacke, Birgit Hein, Reinhild Hoffmann, Elfi Mikesch, Michael Najjar, Michael Ruetz, Stih & Schnock, Wermke / Leinkauf, among others, will be shown, as well as designs and buildings by the architects Barkow Leibinger, Foster + Partners, Sean Harrington and A2 Architects, Kleihues + Kleihues, Lacaton & Vassal, Andrés Mignucci, Rozana Montiel, Sadar + Vuga, Michael van Valkenburgh, Zuloark, et al.

catalogue in separate German and English editions will be published to accompany the exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Wilfried Wang, Berlin, member of the Akademie der Künste and O´Neil Ford Professor, University of Texas at Austin; Barbara Hoidn, Berlin, is the editor of the catalogue.

More details: website.
14th IDC Keynote Speaker: Rem Koolhaas
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 7/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that Rem Koolhaas will present a keynote lecture on the 14th International docomomo Conference - "Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016).

Rem Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. Having worked as a journalist and script writer before becoming an architect, Koolhaas graduated from the Architectural Association in London, and in 1978, published Delirious New York, a Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XLsummarized the work of OMA and established connections between contemporary society and architecture. At this moment Rem Koolhaas is heading the work of OMA as well as AMO - the conceptual branch of OMA, a think tank focused on social, economic, and technological issues.
Rem Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University where he conducts the Project on the City, a research program investigating changing urban conditions around the world. The projects include a study on China´s Pearl River Delta (published as Great Leap Forward), an analysis of the role of retail and consumption in the contemporary society (The Harvard Guide to Shopping), and studies on Rome, Lagos, Moscow and Beijing.
Recently, OMA has completed the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin, a campus center at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, the Prada Epicenter in Los Angeles and the Public Library in Seattle. The Seattle Library was chosen by TIME magazine as The Best Architecture for 2004 and was described by the New York Times as "a blazing chandelier to swing your dreams upon. If an American city can erect a civic project as brave as this one, the sun hasnt set on the West." (May 16th 2004)
In April 2005, the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto was completed and was already voted as one of the most important concert halls in the world by the New York Times (April 10th 2005). In Asia, work has begun on CCTV â€â€ a 575,000m2 headquarters, studio, and cultural center for China´s national broadcaster, China Central Television, in Beijing. CCTV is OMA´s largest building to date, and is to be completed by 2008, in time for the Beijing Olympic Games.
Recent AMO projects include a study for the European Commission on the visual identity of the EU, image restructuring for Cond Nast magazines Lucky and Wired, a study on the future of the automobile for Volkswagen, and a study concerning preservation for the city of Beijing. By combining AMO and OMA Rem Koolhaas is seen as one of the most important thinkers of the last decades. Nicolai Ouroussoff critic for Los Angeles Times underlines this by: "There is little question that Rem Koolhaas is one of the most influential architects of the last 20 years. As an architectural thinker, his cool analytic approach to design, sprinkled wit h a healthy skepticism, has informed the profession that his fingerprints can be found on the work of almost any young architect today. Koolhaas has achieved the enviable stature of both cult idol and international celebrity.
Docomomo International at the Colloquium on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of ICOMOS Germany, “Monument – Building – Culture – Conservationists and Architects in Dialogue”
26-28 November 2015, Mainz, Germany
DATE: 26/11/2015
The Chair of docomomo International, Professor Ana Tostoes, participated in the Colloquium on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of ICOMOS Germany, “Monument – Building – Culture – Conservationists and Architects in Dialogue”, in Mainz, Germany, from 26 to 28 November 2015. It was organised by ICOMOS Germany, the Chamber of Architects of Rhineland Palatinate, and the Directorate General Cultural Heritageof Rhineland Palatine, in cooperation with the Federal Foundation of Baukultur.

Professor Ana Tostoes presented the lecture "Heritage of Late Modernism and Post Modernism – DOCOMOMO’s Approach".

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Docomomo International at theregional conference on the theme of urban conservation and the role of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in safeguarding the heritage of urban and architectural modernities in the Arab World
1 - 3 December 2015, Kuwait
DATE: 1/12/2015
The Secretary General of docomomo International, Zara Ferreira, participated in the regional conference on the theme of urban conservation and the role of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in safeguarding the heritage of urban and architectural modernities in the Arab World, organised by the UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), that took place in Kuwait City, between 1 and 3 December 2015.

"Nowadays, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas which play a major role in development, as engines of global growth and centres of creativity and innovation. However, rapid and uncontrolled urbanization may result in significant issues such as the fragmentation of the urban and social fabric or the rapid deterioration of the quality of the built environment. This is particularly visible in countries where specific socioeconomic and political contexts often imply taking emergency actions to address the growing needs of the population in terms of housing and building the necessary infrastructures and equipment. 
Furthermore, the overall context of the economic crisis requires a better management of natural resources for a development that be sustainable and just.

Urban heritage is a key resource towards enhancing the livability of urban areas and fostering economic development and social cohesion in a global changing environment. The Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2011, proposes a holistic approach to the territory for a better integration of the practice of urban conservation in planning and development policies. It provides a framework that includes the objectives of sustainable development and supports public and private initiatives aiming at preserving and enhancing the quality of the human environment.

Historic urban ensembles are the most represented category of properties on the World Heritage List. In the Arab world, they hold an outstanding heritage that tells several chapters of the history of this region, including the modernity period which followed the Ottoman Reforms in the 19th century. This urban and architectural heritage known as “modern” is multiple and expressed differently according to the geographical, sociocultural and temporal frameworks in which it is considered. Thus, it isn’t “a modernity” but “modernities” that form this heritage, seen as common to all Arab countries. This “Heritage of urban and architectural modernities in the Arab world”, is often unknown and has suffered, over the last decades, from neglect and severe damages that make it today threatened with extinction.

Therefore, within UNESCO’s action for the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage in all its forms, the World Heritage Centre develops the application of the approach based on historic urban landscape for the sustainable conservation of urban heritage. This approach becomes even more relevant in the debate which will lead to the adoption of the Post-2015 vision for sustainable development, including a new urban agenda."

The conference was held in Kuwait and addressed these issues by focusing on the key point of the integration of heritage conservation in the training of future architects and urban planners of the Arab world. The participation of representatives from universities and schools of urban planning and architecture, together with participants from regional and international institutions, was one of the bases of this meeting. It was also an opportunity to discover modern heritage in Kuwait and this country’s experience in conserving and enhancing this heritage.

More details: Website.
Press Release: Archiprix International 2016
Candidacies for next edition are open till 17th January
DATE: 17/1/2016
Archiprix Portugal is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 edition of Archiprix Portugal Prize, which will, once again, distinguish the best Masters Thesis projects presented in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism. Entries for this 2016 edition are possible until 17th January.

Being one of the institutional partners of the Archiprix Portugal 2016, docomomo International supported the development of this initiative.

"The Archiprix Portugal Prize was instituted in 2012, by the Serra Henriques Foundation (Lisbon) and the Archiprix Foundation (Rotterdam), involving the Portuguese Association of Architects and the Portuguese architecture schools.

Archiprix is internationally referenced as one of the most prestigious academic architecture awards, annually distinguishing the best Masters Thesis projects presented in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism. The Archiprix Prize is characterized by the diversity of its projects. Contrasting the generality of architectural contests, Archiprix does not impose, a priori, a specific problematic. On the contrary, Archiprix promotes intellectual and academic diversity. For this reason, the projects themes, their presentation and their level of detail vary considerably from one another. The diversity and the high quality of the Archiprix projects represent, as a whole, an important contribution to the emerging national architecture projection.

In this sense, Archiprix establishes agreements with relevant entities regarding the disclosure of new talents in the field of architecture, giving them international visibility and privileged public exposure.

The Archiprix organization is composed of an Executive Committee and an Advisory Council, which is a non-executive operational and scientific counselling organ regarding the Jury´s creation and concerning the participation in academic meetings. The Prize winners inherently integrate this Council.

Archiprix Portugal falls within the International Archiprix Network, constituted by the counterpart initiatives Archiprix Holland Archiprix Chile Central Europe (Bosnia Herzegovina, Austria, Hungary, Croatia,Turkey Italy and Russia. Also part of the Archiprix network is the global scoped awards Archiprix International."

You can download the candidacy guide below. (Texts in Portuguese)

More details and instructions about the candidacies at: website (Portuguese)
Docomomo International at the Celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Architect José Carlos Loureiro
2 December 2015, 6 pm, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 2/12/2015
On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the architect José Carlos Loureiro, the Marques da Silva Foundation (FIMS), entity to which he has donated his professional collection, and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), place of education and pedagogical practice, come together in order to honor one of the deans of Portuguese architecture.

Ana Tostões, docomomo International chair, was a part of the round table, along with Álvaro Siza and Nuno Brandão Costa and moderated by Commissioner Alexandre Alves Costa, of the conference "José Carlos Loureiro, Arquitecto" that took place on 2 December, at 6 pm, in the Auditorium Fernando Távora of FAUP. Followed by a presentation in the Exhibition Gallery, at FAUP, at 7.30 pm, exhibiting three unique works of José Carlos Loureiro: his private house (1949/50), Parnaso Building (1955) and the Hotel D. Henrique (1966). The exhibition was curated by Luís Pinheiro Loureiro and Nuno Brandão Costa and it will be open to the public until the end of January 2016.

Full video at: website. (Portuguese)
14th International Docomomo Conference - Abstract Selection
23-24 November 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 23/11/2015
DOCOMOMO International and the Scientific Committee of the 14th International Docomomo Conference were gathered in Lisbon between 22nd and 23rd February for the final Abstract Selection. From a total of 516 were selected 143 abstracts. Next week, all the selected authors will be informed.
Docomomo International at the Workshop & Lecture Series: RE Kuwait´s Modern Heritage
5 - 9 December 2015, Bayt Al Bader, Kuwait City, Kuwait
DATE: 5/12/2015
The Secretary General of docomomo International, Zara Ferreira, participated as tutor, in the Workshop & Lecture Series: RE Kuwait´s Modern Heritage, organised by docomomo Kuwait and NCCAL, that took place in Kuwait City, between 5 and 9 December 2015.

This workshop focused on the legacy of Wilson and Mason architects, the heritage value of their work, and their contribution towards a local identity not only in Kuwait, but other oil producing nations in the Middle East.
With a specific focus on the Former Bank of the Middle East building as a case study, it was launched an investigation on scenarios to reprogram the building and interpret its heritage value, applying heritage reuse and design strategies that focus on enhancing the link to the urban fabric and propose possible investment concepts that could achieve a profitable city for people. The social and economic exchange context of the building was considered to be one of the most vital areas of Kuwait´s capital city and a rare case of a sustained market community and zoning program that endured the sudden eruption of the urban evolution in the old city.

The right to the city and the right to participate in determining the historical urban heritage of a nation, determining the meaning of heritage properties and their emotional and historical value was emphasized as a responsibility of the civic sphere, since such battles will not be won without community engagement in bringing back the symbolic charge of their places.

The end result of this workshop will be realized as an intervention in a Newspaper spread that raises public awareness on the value of modern heritage and the need to acively engage in protecting the social and urban memory of Kuwait.

The workshop was paralleled with a heritage lectures marathon that run every night and will be open to public. The founder of docomomo International, Hubert-Jan Henket, presented "Where the old and new meet, a plea for Sustainable Modernity" and the Secretary General of docomomo International, Zara Ferreira, presented "International docomomo Workshop - Strategies for Sewoon Arcade (Seoul, South Korea, 19-23 Sept 2014)".

Collaborators: NCCAL, docomomo International, docomomo Kuwait, PAD10
Unit Tutors: Zara Ferreira, Naji Moujaes
Guest Speakers: Hubert-Jan Henket, Caecilia Pieri, Kareem Ibrahiem, Zara Ferreira, Naji Moujaes 
Launching of Docomomo Journal 53 - LC 50 Years After
9 November 2015, Maison La Roche – Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France
DATE: 9/11/2015
docomomo International and Fondation Le Corbusier have gathered on the 9 November 2015, 6 pm, at Maison La Roche – Fondation Le Corbusier, in Paris, to celebrate the launching of docomomo Journal 53 - LC 50 Years After. As a tribute to Le Corbusier on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death, this issue of docomomo Journal is focused on rehabilitation and conservation processes undertaken on Le Corbusier buildings and sites worldwide monitored by the Fondation Le Corbusier.
Docomomo International meeting with UNESCO World Heritage Centre
10 November 2015, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
DATE: 10/11/2015
On the 10 November, in Paris, docomomo International chair, Prof. Ana Tostões, and the Director of Heritage Division & Director of the World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rössler, have gathered to strengthen ties between these two organizations and to discuss the developments in world heritage classification.
mASEANa Project: Docomomo International at the Round Table Conservation Action Priorities for Twentieth Century Heritage. Sharing experience of ASEAN Countries and Japan
30th October – 3rd November, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 30/10/2015
Between 30th October and 3rd November, the International Round Table and Colloquium "Conservation Action Priorities for Twentieth Century Heritage. Sharing experience of ASEAN Countries and Japan” took place in Tokyo as the first initiative of the mASEANa Project.

Promoted by docomomo Japan, this project came from the coalition of docomomo International, mAAN and ICOMOS ISC20c, with the support of the Japan Foundation, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in south-east Asia.

The goal of this meeting was to bring together representatives of all ASEAN nations and modern heritage experts from docomomo International, mAAN and ICOMOS ISC 20C, to develop a five year plan for the mASEANa Project. This involved sharing best practice conservation methodologies and experience within the ASEAN nations, promotion of modern heritage and capacity building in three key areas: 

- Documentation, identification and research priorities needed to recognize significant heritage places of the Twentieth century;
- Managing and sustaining significant modern heritage places, best practice conservation planning and protection;
- Interpretation and presentation: initiatives for promoting and communicating the importance of ASEAN’s significant modern cultural heritage.

ASEAN representatives have been asked to present their nations priorities in one of these three issues mentioned above, and to provide suggestions for initiatives and conservation action priorities for Twentieth Century Heritage in ASEAN Countries and Japan with a view of promoting modern heritage conservation within the region over the next 5 years.

This Round Table and Colloquium  was organized by docomomo Japan, co-organized by the Japan Foundation and Icomos Japan and assisted by docomomo International, mAAN and Icomos ISC20C.

More details: mASEANa Project page; program attached.
Docomomo International meeting with Docomomo Japan and ASEAN representatives
2 November 2015, Tokyo Bunkakaikan, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 2/11/2015
On 2nd November, took place, in Tokyo, a meeting of docomomo International, together with docomomo Japan and the ASEAN representatives, part of the mASEANa Project, that have participated in the Round Table and Colloquium "Conservation Action Priorities for Twentieth Century Heritage. Sharing experience of ASEAN Countries and Japan”.

The Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, presented successful cases of conservation and rehabilitation of Modern Movement heritage, worldwide.

The chair and the vice-chair of docomomo Switzerland, Prof. Franz Graf and Prof. Giulia Marino, acted, also representing the TSAM-EPFL laboratory, in order to share the successful rehabilitation experience conducted in Lignon, Genève, followed by a very meaningful roundtable about conservation strategies on modern heritage monuments and sites in south-east Asia.
Launching of DJ 53 - LC 50 Years After in Japan
2 November 2015, Tokyo Bunkakaikan, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 2/11/2015
On 2nd November, docomomo International launched docomomo Journal 53 - LC 50 Years After, in Tokyo, Japan. The launching was conducted by the Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, and had the presence of Prof. Franz Graf and Prof. Giulia Marino, authors of this issue.

As a tribute to Le Corbusier on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death, this issue of docomomo Journal is focused on rehabilitation and conservation processes undertaken on Le Corbusier buildings and sites worldwide monitored by the Fondation Le Corbusier.
Docomomo International at Fundação Rui Cunha, Macau
28 October 2015, Fundação Rui Cunha, Macau
DATE: 28/10/2015
On the 28th October, the Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, presented the lecture "Challenges on Conserving Modernity", in Fundação Rui Cunha, a recent partner of docomomo International.
Docomomo International at the 2nd Docomomo Macau Seminar
27 October 2015, Institute for Tourism Auditorium, Macau
DATE: 27/10/2015
The Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostoes, participated in the 2nd docomomo Macau Seminar: "Re-Interpreting XX century architecture through adaptive reuse", presenting the lecture "Modernity Towards a Better Future" and conducting a roundtable on adaptive reuse of modern heritage.

THEME: To discuss approaches of intervening in modern movement architecture understanding the role of design strategies and the need of policy to frame and encompass best practices on heritage preservation. The role of classification, heritage assessment and planning, a creative process layering through the design and the role of heritage in our society is a complex system that all cities with a heritage agenda should test and implement. 

PROGRAM: The seminar will have two segments, the first of where is a workshop for experts and stakeholders from the conservative sector, who will be jointly discussing the issue of Adaptive reuse of Modern Heritage buildings, its application and strategies for Macau and the region. The second segment is a public conference. Representatives from docomomo Macau, docomomo Hong Kong, docomomo China and docomomo International were there represented.

docomomo Macau opened the exhibition "Macanese Modernism" on the same date at 17:30 at the IFT Amphitheatre.

More details: website.
Program: PDF.
Docomomo International at the University of Hong Kong
26 October 2015, Knowles Building, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
DATE: 26/10/2015
The Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, was invited by docomomo Hong Kong, for giving the lecture "Modernity Towards a Better Future", at the University of Hong Kong.

This was an initiative jointly sponsored by HKICON and docomomo Hong Kong. 

The event took place on 26th October 2015 (Monday), 6:30 â€ 8:00 pm at the Room KB 229, 2/F, Knowles Building, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong. 

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TAP offers discounts for 14 IDC participants
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 0/0/0
TAP Portugal has agreed to offer the participants of the 14th International docomomo Conference, who make their flight booking and buy their ticket through TAP Portugal’s website, the following discounts:

- 10% in economy class
- 20% in business class

More details: PDF.
Docomomo International at the Jornadas Europeias do Património 2015
24 September 2015, 5.30pm, Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 24/9/2015
The presentation of the national program for Jornadas Europeias do Património 2015 (European Heritage Days 2015) took place on the 24 September, in Museu da Electricidade, where it was held the delivery of the photo contest awards "Num instante...o Património! 2015" and the round table discussion "Património Industrial e Técnico: memória e recurso", with the participation of Zara Ferreira, secretary general in representation of docomomo International, partner of this project.

Round table:
Zara Ferreia, secretary general of docomomo International 
Fernanda Rollo, Instituto de História Contemporânea, FCSH/UNL
Jorge Custódio, APAI
José Aguiar, FAUTL
Manuel Lacerda, DGPC

More details: website (Portuguese).
Docomomo International at the 1st MOMOWO Conference-Workshop
23-25 September 2015, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
DATE: 23/9/2015
The first conference-workshop of the European project Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement, organized by Marjan Groot, took place on 23, 24 and 25 September 2015 at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. Prof. Ana Tostões, docomomo International Chair, participated, presenting the lecture "Designing the Modern Life: Modernity, Architecture and Gender."

"From 23 to 25 September 2015, the project MoMoWo Women´s Creativity since the Modern Movement, will organize a historical conference-workshop on women designers and architects between 1918 and 1945.

The MoMoWo conference-workshop aims for presentations of research papers in conjunction with dialogues, discussions and interviews with designers. This call invites the presentation of research papers which address one of the following themes and subjects regarding activities and lives of women designers, craftswomen and architects between 1918 and 1945:

1 Concepts: avant-garde; traditionalism; modernism
2 Exposure: general exhibitions; women´s exhibitions; solo exhibitions
3 Persons: pioneers; duo´s; canonical designers
4 Historiography:egodocuments; journals/magazines; visual sources; archive; website communication power
5 Politics and regimes: women designing under socialism, communism, fascism
6 Industries: women in factories; women and war industries
7 Education: private schools; art schools; design schools; polytechnics
8 Environment: the landscape; the city; the countryside
9 The home: women designing for household appliances; or for the kitchen; or for interior design
10 Organizations and networks: galleries; women´s clubs
[...]

The 2015 conference-workshop will be the first of three historical workshops. The second conference-workshop covering the period 1945-1968 is planned for early October 2016 in Ljubliana, Slovenia. The third conference- workshop covering the period 1969-1989 is planned for early October 2017 in Oviedo, Spain."

More details: website.
Full programme in PDF:

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Agreement between DOCOMOMO International and Villa Tungendhat
18 September 2015
DATE: 18/9/2015
Villa Tungendhat and docomomo International have recently signed an agreement, with the intention of providing members with more advantages on their membership. docomomo members can now benefit from free admission when visiting Villa Tungendhat.

docomomo International Chair, Ana Tostões, has been a consultant, since 2010, in the restoration of Villa Tungendhat, working with THICOM (Tugendhat House International Committee) - International Expert Committee to advise the City of Brno for the evaluation of the technical issues regarding the preparation and implementation of the restoration of the Tugendhat House according to the principles of the preservation of a monument.

Check out the full list of benefits of the docomomo member card!
Docomomo International was acknowledged
by the Portuguese Secretary of State of Culture
DATE: 1/9/2015
docomomo International is pleased to announce that the Portuguese Secretary of State of Culture acknowledged the cultural interest of the docomomo activity program for the biennium 2015-2016.

This means that, under the Portuguese Law of Cultural Patronage, patrons can take advantage of tax benefits (in accordance with Chapter X of the Portuguese Tax Benefits Statute, approved by Decree-Law no. 215/89 of July 1st).
Competition: 5th Edition of Digital Photography Competition, Crossing Viewpoints. Industrial Heritage
15 July - 15 September 2015
DATE: 15/9/2015
"RehabiMed is organizing the 5th edition of Digital Photography Competition CROSSING VIEWPOINTS, dedicated this time to INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE. DOCOMOMO Internacional collaborates in this contest, together with The European Year of Industrial and Technical Heritage 2015, the Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean and UNESCO Havana. 

The contest is organized through Instagram and consists of two sections: the Mediterranean and Caribbean".

Being one of the institutional partners, docomomo International is supporting the development of this initiative.

More details: Website.
14th International Docomomo Conference 2016
Call for Sessions Results
DATE: 3/8/2015
docomomo International is pleased to announce the results of the Call for Sessions for the 14th International Docomomo Conference - Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future that will take place September 6-9, 2016, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.

docomomo International had an excellent response to the Call for Sessions. Nearly excellent 100 proposals were received, making the selection extremely competitive. The Scientific Committee selected them in order to guarantee the coherence of the programme, from a thematic, geographical and chronological standpoint. 


SESSIONS SELECTED


1) LANDSCAPES


Marginal Landscape

Session Chairs: Andrew John Saniga, Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator in Landscape Architecture,
docomomo ISC U+L, Australia; Jan Haenraets, Atelier Anonymous Director, docomomo ISC U+L, Belgium.

Outside In: Landscape and Building
Session Chair: Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture Emeritus, University of California, USA.

Architecture and Tourism: Rethinking Modern Leisurescapes
Session Chairs: María Macarena Cortés Darrigrande, Architecture School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de
Chile, Chile; Susana Luísa Mexia Lobo, Architecture Department, University of Coimbra, Portugal.


2) CITIES


Reuse and Valorisation of Modern Architecture in Small Towns: Images, Plans, Strategies
Session Chair: Emma Tagliacollo, National Research Council of Italy, Institute for the Conservation and 
Valorization of Cultural Heritage, Italy.

Urban Conservation, Modern Heritage and Public Policies: Towards a Sustainable Approach
Session Chair: Horacio Torrent, Pontificia Univerasidad Católica de Chile, Chile.


3) PUBLIC SPACES


Reinventing Modern Children’s Spaces and Places
Session Chairs: Alexandra Nave Alegre, Assistant Professor, CEris, ICIST, Instituto Superior Técnico, 
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Teresa Valsassina Heitor, Full Professor, CEris, ICIST, Instituto Superior 
Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; Sandra Marques Pereira, Invited Professor, DINÂMIA-CET´ ISCTE-IUL, Portugal.

Large Spaces into Specific Places. Challenges in Converting Buildings for Cultural Uses
Session Chair: Timo Tuomi, Adjunct professor, Department of Art History, University of Helsinki; Director, Espoo City Museum, Finland.


4) COMPLEXES


Industrial Buildings and Areas as Zones of Transformation
Session Chair: Aino Niskanen, Professor, Aalto University, Finland.

Conservation Planning for C20 Buildings
Session Chair: Catherine Croft, Director, C20 Society, United Kingdom.

The Modern Campus: Landscape Identity and Architectural Adaptation
Session Chairs: Hannah Lewi, Associate Professor University of Melbourne, Australia; Cameron Logan, University of Sydney, Australia.

Retrofitting the Modern: The Preservation of Post-War Social Housing Estates and their Adaptation to Contemporary Environmental Standards
Session Chairs: Luis Miguel Lus Arana, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Architecture, Zaragoza 
University, Spain; Lucía C. Pérez Moreno, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Architecture, Zaragoza 
University, Spain.

Revisiting African Modernism
Session Chairs: Ola Uduku, University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Miles Glendinning, University of Edinburgh, 
Scotland.


5) BUILDINGS


“A Mass of Tradition and Association:” Reviving and Reliving the Buildings of Brutalism

Session Chairs: Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler, Sapir Academic College / Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel;
Ruth Verde Zein, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Brazil.

Conservation and Reuse of Modern Movement Houses
Session Chair: Louise Noelle Gras, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, docomomo México, México.

The Modern Healthcare Architecture: Obsolescence and Transformation
Session Chairs: Renato da Gama-Rosa Costa, Heritage Department, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação 
Oswaldo cruz (FIOCRUZ), Ministry of Health, Brazil; Ana Amora, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal 
University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Claudio Galeno-Ibaceta, Architecture School, Catholic University of North, 
Antofagasta, Chile; Daniela Arnaut Godinho Antunes, Assistent at Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal.

Intangible Heritage and Re-Design
Session Chair: Sara Stroux, TU Delft, Netherlands.

Fifty Years after the Second Vatican Council. Taking the Modern Church into the 21st Century
Session Chairs: Sven Sterken, Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Leuven, Belgium; Thomas Coomans, University of Leuven, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture, and Raymond Lemaire, International Centre for Conservation, Belgium.


6) CONSTRUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY


Structures of the Modern Movement in the Post-WW II, Post-Colonial Societies

Session Chair: Jong Soung Kimm, SAC International, Ltd., Architects-Consultants, Korea.

Balancing Material Selection Process with Conservation
Session Chair: Kyle Normandin, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), USA.

Innovative Construction Experiments
Session Chair: Tapani Mustonen, docomomo ISC-Technology, Finland.


7) INTERIOR DESIGN AND FURNITURE


The Modern Interior – Toward a Re-Evaluation in the Context of Adaptive Reuse

Session Chairs: Zsuzsanna Böröcz, KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Belgium; Bárbara Coutinho, MUDE
Museum (Lisbon) and IST – University of Lisbon, Portugal.


8) THEORY


Between Theories and Practices in the Conservation of Modern Heritage

Session Chair: Andrea Canziani, docomomo Italia, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. 

CIAM Revisited
Session Chair: Carlos Eduardo Comas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Second Life: Modern Housing and the Aesthetics of Growth and Change
Session Chairs: Dirk van den Heuvel, TU Delft, Netherlands; Nelson Mota, TU Delft.

Education for ReUse
Session Chairs: Gonçalo Canto Moniz, Department of Architecture, Centre for Social Studies, University of
Coimbra, Portugal; Carolina Quiroga, University of Buenos Aires, University of Belgrano, Argentina; Uta 
Pottgiesser, Ostwestfalen-Lippe, University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Reuse as Activism: Towards Hybrid Strategies of Curating and Preservation of Modern Architectural Heritage
Session Chairs: Henrieta Moravčíková, Department of Architecture, ÚSTARCH SAV, Slovakia; Maria Topolčanská, Department of Architecture, ÚSTARCH SAV, Slovakia.

docomomo International of Tomorrow
Session Chairs: Maristella Casciato, Universitédu Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada; France Vanlaethem, 
Universitédu Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Exploring Theories for Adaptivity
Session Chair: Marieke Kuipers, Delft University of Technology, NL Cultural Heritage Agency, The Netherlands.

Disruption and Continuity: the Challenge of Conversive Modernism
Session Chair: Panayotis Tournikiotis, docomomo Greece, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Award: Archiprix Portugal 2015
6 June 2015, Trienal de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 6/6/2015
"The Archiprix Portugal Prize was instituted in 2012, by the Serra Henriques Foundation (Lisbon) and the Archiprix Foundation (Rotterdam), involving the Portuguese Association of Architects and the Portuguese architecture schools.

Archiprix is internationally referenced as one of the most prestigious academic architecture awards, annually distinguishing the best graduation projects presented in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism.

On 6 June, during the awards ceremony at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, the winner of the Archiprix Portugal 2015 Award was announced. 

The Jury of the 2015 edition of the Archiprix Portugal Award selected the winner among 27 nominee from 22 Portuguese Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Architecture Schools. Jury members were Daniela Arnaut, Paulo Tormenta Pinto, Pedro Guimarães, Jakub Szczesny and Paulo Albuquerque Goinhas.

The ceremony was attended by the presidents of the partner institutions, the representant of Portuguese universities, embassies, municipalities and national and international entities of the cultural sector."

Winner: Ana Filipa de Jesus Paisano, Valley-Park Todoroki - Interpretation Centre
Tutor: Prof. José Nuno Beirão | University of Lisbon - Faculty of Architecture

Being one of the institutional partners of the Archiprix Portugal 2015, docomomo International supported the development of this initiative.

More details: website (Portuguese).
DOCOMOMO Virtual Exhibition
Call for Contributions until 21 June
DATE: 20/6/2015
DOCOMOMO International is now preparing the DOCOMOMO Virtual Exhibition, through the development of a systematic database that brings together all the registers of Modern Movement architecture that the 70 Working Parties DOCOMOMO have gathered over the past 25 years. Until June 21, the call is open.

The DOCOMOMO Virtual Exhibition is intended to be a global database, not exhaustive but selective, dedicated to all the people interested in Modern mMovement architecture. The website will work as an interactive map with geo-referenced examples of Modern Movement architecture which can be identified through a picture and specific fields of information (name, architect and year of completion). 

DOCOMOMO International has been asking, for a year, all the Working Parties to select a minimum of 10 buildings and a maximum of 100 buildings among their records. The 10-100 selection should be the result of a reflection about which buildings can tell more about the specific expression of the Modern Movement in each country, which were the most significant to the local development and which had an impact on the international development of the Modern Movement. If you want to help building this world wide exhibition, talk to your local Working Party and/or contribute either with pictures or other media files (royalty-free) and updated information or articles. Authorship will be assured.

Send contribution to Joana Gouveia Alves, docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa.pt.
Publication: Collaboration between docomomo International and the Journal Construção Magazine
66th issue - Conservação do Património: Edifícios Modernos
DATE: 29/5/2015
docomomo International collaborated with the Journal Construção Magazine in its 66th issue - ´Conservação do Património: Edifícios Modernos´ [Heritage Conservation: Modern Buildings].

Index
1. Hubert-Jan Henket

2. Património moderno: a conservação e a reutilização como um recurso sustentável
Ana Tostões

3. Habitação plurifamiliar moderna no Porto: experiências de reuso
Luciana Rocha

4. As instalações académicas de Coimbra, um caso de estudo.
José António Bandeirinha e Susana Constantino

5. Reabilitação do património moderno, o caso do Bloco das Águas Livres
Catarina Teles

6. Museu do Oriente em Lisboa
João Appleton, Júlio Appleton, Rui Pombo e Nuno Travassos

7. Conservação do Património: Edifícios Modernos
Arnaldo Abrantes

8. Uma reflexão sobre a prescrição de argamassas de revestimento do nosso edificado
J. M. Gaspar Neto

9. Novas exigências para o betão estrutural

10. A cena integral como exercício de liberdade. A porpósito do espaço cénico do Arquipélago, Centro de Artes Contemporâneas dos Açores

11. Análise sísmica de construções históricas

12. Mais reabilitação energeticamente eficiente?

More details: website.
Docomomo International is now on Twitter
DATE: 28/5/2015
Good news! docomomo International is now on Twitter!

Follow @docomomo_Int to stay updated on our activities and participate in our network. 

Thank you!
Francisco Castro Rodrigues (1920-2015)
Francisco Castro Rodrigues passed away on 2nd May, 2015
DATE: 2/5/2015
DOCOMOMO International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the great architect Francisco Castro Rodrigues, to his family and friends.

Francisco Castro Rodrigues was a Portuguese architect that went to work in Angola in 1953, where he was responsible for transforming Lobito into a modern city, from the urbanism scale to the urban equipment.

DOCOMOMO will remember him with joy and proud.

“Francisco Castro Rodrigues was born in Lisbon on 21th October 1920. Between 1940 and 1941 he attended Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico. In 1942 he went to Escola Superior de Belas Artes, in Lisbon (ESBAL) and graduated in Architecture in 1951. He worked as a designer in the studio of architect Veloso Reis Camelo (1939-1943), participated in the production of the exhibition Portuguese World (1940). He also worked as designer in the studio of the architect Paulo Cunha (1944), collaborated in the project for Luanda Harbor and projects ordered by Direcção Geral de Fomento Colonial. He worked for the Colonial Urbanization Cabinet (1945-1952), along with the architect João Simões (1908-1993). He was arrested on 26th March 1947 due to political reasons and was released on probation on 6th June 1947. While arrested one of his projects was exhibited at the 2nd EGAP. In the studio that he shared with José Huertas Lobo (1914-1987) and João Simões (1908-1993) the group ICAT was created and the Arquitectura magazine was recovered, publishing in 1948 the Athens Charter, translated by him and his wife (Maria de Lourdes). On 28th May 1948, with José Huertas Lobo and João Simões, he presented a thesis at the National Congress of Architects. He left to Lobito on 25th June 1954 to work in the Municipality services (1954-1985). In 1961, being a member of the Angolan-Brazilian Studies Center, he organized an exhibition on Modern Brazilian Architecture and realized a conference at Lobito Commercial Association. During the time he lived in Lobito he was engaged to the city cultural development. In 1975, escaping from UNITA, he returned to Lisbon and in 1976 returned to Lobito and to his job at Municipality services. He returned to Portugal in 1987, living in his family house in Azenhas do Mar, Sintra.
Reference works: GUU Urban Plano for Lobito (1951-1952); Sun House, Lobito (1952-1955), with mosaic work by Manuel Ribeiro de Paiva; Extension of Lobito City Hall (1955); Urban Plan for Vila de Catumbela (1956); Lobito Market (1958-1964); Flamingo Cinema (1963); National High School of Lobito (1966); A Universal Building (1967).”

Jessica Bonito, “Francisco Castro Rodrigues (1920-)", in Ana Tostoes (ed.), Modern Architecture in Africa: Angola and Mozambique, Lisboa, ICIST, 2014, p. 447.

Published result of the FCT Research Project "EWV_Exchanging worlds visions: modern architecture in Africa ´Lusófona´ (1943-1974) looking through Brazilian experience established since the 1930s" (http://ewv.ist.utl.pt). Book awarded with the Prize "Prémio de História Calouste Gulbenkian -  História da Presença de Portugal no Mundo" [Prize Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for History - History of the Presence of Portugal in the World]. 

Photo: Flamingo Cinema, Lobito, Angola. © Ana Magalhães, 2008.
Collaboration Protocol between DOCOMOMO International and Casa da Arquitectura
30 April 2015, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 30/4/2015
docomomo International and Casa da Arquitectura signed a Collaboration Protocol to join forces in promoting architecture and for the exchange of cultural, scientific and professional experiences. The Protocol was formalized on 30 April 2015, in Casa da Arquitectura, Porto, Portugal.

This Protocol aims to promote the cooperation between the two institutions as a way of strengthening their professional relationship and the recognition of the importance of preserving modern heritage. The Protocol also intends to create programs, projects and collaborative actions in the fields of architecture and heritage.

The Casa da Arquitectura is a non-profit institution of cultural interest, as a result of partnerships between various public and private entities, in order to promote and disseminate architecture in general and assets for itself acquired by organizing exhibitions, conferences, workshops, thematic visits to places of architectural interest or any ludic, cultural, tourist and social activity that contribute to a better understanding of the national and international architectural heritage.

More details: website.
DOCOMOMO Member Card & Protocols
Check out the institutions list!
DATE: 0/0/0
DOCOMOMO INTERNATIONAL MEMBER CARD BENEFITS

PARTNERS INSTITUTIONS

• Villa Tugenhadt [Czech Republic]: Free entrance.
• Museum of Estonian Architecture [Estonia]: 10% discount in the bookshop.
• Alvar Aalto Museum [Finland]: Free entrance and 15% discount in the museum shop.
• Keski-Suomen Museo [Finland]: Free entrance.
• Muuratsalo Experimental House [Finland]: 15% off on guided tours.
• Studio Aalto [Finland]: 15% off on guided tours and 15% discount in the museum shop.
• The Aalto House [Finland]: 15% off on guided tours and 15% discount in the museum shop.
• Villa Kokkonen [Finland]: Reduced ticket (9,50€) on their two guided tours: Listen to the Architecture and Connecting Alvar Aalto and Jean Sibelius.
• HARG House [France]: One day free per week attendance
• Villa Noailles [France]: 30% off in publications.
• Fondazione Franco Albini [Italy]: 20% off on guided tours.
• CIALP [Portugal]: Free activities.
• Lisbon Architecture Triennale [Portugal]: Free activities.
• Museum of Yugoslav History [Serbia]: Free entrance to the museum and reduced fee to their conferences.
• Museum of Architecture and Design [Slovenia]: 10% discount on MAO publications. 10% off on all MAO events tickets.
• Maison Blanche [Switzerland]: Reduced fee for docomomo International members: 7 CHF.
• Schweizeriches Architecture Museum [Switzerland]: Reduced ticket (8CHF) and 30% off the price of special events.
• Van Schijndel House [The Netherlands]: 50% off the regular ticket and 10% discount in the English or Dutch edition of the book Van Schijndel House.
• Museum of Architecture [UK]: Priority for MoA programming and events.
• Canadian Centre for Architecture [Canada]: Free admission to the exhibitions, 10% discount on all purchase at the CCA bookshop, 25% discount on all CCA publications and invitations to all official public openings.
• Historic New England - Gropius House [US]: 50% off the regular ticket.
• Liljestrand House [US]: 20% discount on suggested rate for Tour of Architect Vladimir Ossipoff’s Liljestrand House.
• MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House [US]: 50% off price general admission for Docomomo card holders and $10 discount on MAK Center First Fridays, only for docomomo card holders paying to visit all three MAK Center houses ($50 fee reduced to $40).
• Manitoga House [US]: Extension of their Basic Manitoga Membership discounts: unlimited free access to trails, membership discount for House Studio and Landscape Tour, Invitation to Cocktail walks and seasonal special events, 10% discount on Manitoga merchandise, opportunity to enroll in members only Summer Nature & Design Camp (ages 5-12).
• Neutra Silverlake Museum [US]: Free admission to the museum.
• Casa Curutchet [Argentina]: Special price ticket $10.
• Casa del Puente [Argentina]: Reduced fee in the ticket and possibility of attending special activities.
• Museo Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo [Mexico]: Specialized tours in the museum.
• Cultura Chacao [Venezuela]: Two tickets to the architectural, touristic or culinary tours and two tickets to the plays presented in the Sala Cabrujas or in the Centro Cultural of Cultura Chacao.
• Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv [Israel]: 20% off in publications, in the Center and online.
• National Museum of Western Art [Japan]: Free admission to the Permanent Collection.

COLLABORATING DOCOMOMO CHAPTERS
Check docomomo chapters pages for more information on agenda. docomomo International members are welcomed to attend all the events.

• Mexico: www.esteticas.unam.mx/Docomomo/
• New Zealand: www.docomomo.org.nz
• Scotland: www.docomomoscotland.org.uk
• Serbia: contact them for help organizing a tour of the Modern Movement in Serbia, www.docomomo-serbia. org/cms/
• Slovakia: www.register.ustarch.sav.sk/index.php/en/docomomo
• Slovenia: contact for help organizing a Modern Movement tour in Slovenia, www.docomomo.si
• South Africa: saia.org.za
• Turkey: twitter.com/docomomo_tr
• US: www.docomomo-us.org
• Venezuela: www.docomomovenezuela.blogspot.pt

This list of protocols is a work in progress, so please keep in touch with docomomo International in order to be updated.
Executive Committee Meeting
27 March 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 27/3/2015
On 27 March 2015, it was held a docomomo International Executive Committee meeting in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.
Advisory Board Meeting
26 March 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 27/3/2015
On 26 March 2015, a docomomo International Advisory Board Meeting took place in the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.
DOCOMOMO International in the News
Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 29/3/2015
In the framework of the inaugural event of the new headquarters of docomomo International in Lisbon, not only the International docomomo Seminar "Rehabilitation and Reuse of the Modern Movement Architecture" and the "Modern Lisbon" Tour, but also the scope and action of docomomo, were spread and reported by several media channels.

Check the news on:
Diário de Notícias
Público
TSF
Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Revista Sábado
Jornal OJE

(in Portuguese)
DOCOMOMO International on TSF Portuguese Radio
Listen to DOCOMOMO International radio broadcast
DATE: 21/3/2015
On 21 March, the TSF Portuguese radio broadcasted an interview to announce the inauguration of the new headquarters of docomomo International in Lisbon and to talk about the International docomomo Seminar on the subject "Rehabilitation and Reuse of Modern Movement Architecture", that would take place on the 27 March, in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Ana Tostões (docomomo International Chair), Bárbara Coutinho (Director of MUDE), Zara Ferreira (docomomo International Secretary General) and Miguel Judas (Vice-Chair of docomomo Iberia), experts on the theme and committted to the docomomo values, were the guests of this program.

Listen to docomomo International on TSF Portuguese Radio, "Encontros com o Património" (Meetings with Heritage), in Portuguese.

Full Radio Broadcast
14th International DOCOMOMO Conference:
6-9 September 2016, F.C.Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
The 14th International DOCOMOMO Conference will be held in Lisbon, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, on 6-9 September 2016, under the theme: ADAPTIVE REUSE. The MoMo towards the Future. 

More details will be presented soon.
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Support the protection of modern architecture worldwide!
DATE: 0/0/0
Donate to docomomo International and support the growing worldwide effort to identify, record and protect the engineering, architecture and urbanism of the Modern Movement!
The publication
Awarded with the Prize Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for History - History of the Presence of Portugal in the World
DATE: 0/0/0
The publication "Modern Architecture in Africa: Angola and Mozambique" edited by Ana Tostoes, in 2014, was awarded with the Prize "Prémio de História Calouste Gulbenkian -  História da Presença de Portugal no Mundo" (Prize Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for History - History of the Presence of Portugal in the World). 

This publication is one of the results of the research project intituled “EWV - Exchanging worlds visions: modern architecture in Africa “Lusófona” (1943-1974) looking through Brazilian experience established since the 1930s” (http://ewv.ist.utl.pt/), coordinated by prof. Ana Tostões at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon (2008-2013).

Read here the book review by Antoni Folkers on docomomo Journal 52: http://goo.gl/P7RWmM
Proceedings of the 11th International docomomo Conference (Mexico, 2010)
Indexed in Scopus/Compendex
DATE: 0/0/0
docomomo International is happy to tell you that the Proceedings of the 11th International docomomo Conference (Mexico, 2010) have been indexed by Scopus/Compendex.

You can use the link below to see the papers from your proceedings that have already been indexed:
http://www.scopus.com/search/form/authorFreeLookup.url
Collaboration Protocol between DOCOMOMO International and CIALP
20th January 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 20/1/2015
On the 20th January docomomo International and the International Council of Architects of Portuguese Language (CIALP) signed a Collaboration Protocol, represented by each President, Prof. Ana Tostões and Arch. João Belo Rodeia, respectively. 

The main ambition of CIALP is to come close and to cooperate among its members, as well as the promotion of architecture among people who speak Portuguese, becoming a platform for the 150,000 Portuguese-speaking architects, which is about 10% of the entire number of architects in the world.

CIALP is a non-governmental and non-profit organization, constituted by the professional associations of architects of Portuguese-speaking Countries and Territories. It is an institutional partner of the International Union of Architects (UIA) and an advisory observer of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).
ISC/Sustainability
Call for Members & Ideas
DATE: 0/0/0
Hubert-Jan Henket, honorary President of DOCOMOMO International, and Ana Tostões, Chair of DOCOMOMO International, believe that a DOCOMOMO International Specialist Committee on Sustainability must be created, in order to address the DOCOMOMO future challenges, formulating new ideas for the future of the built environment based on past experiences of the Modern Movement. 

DOCOMOMO International challenges everybody interested in participating on it, to send to docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa your ideas and suggestions!

Please watch the motivating message by Hubert-Jan Henket.
International Colloquium: 74 14 SAAL # ARCHITECTURE
Coimbra, Portugal, 14th-16th November 2014
DATE: 14/11/2014
The colloquium in Coimbra, on architecture and the project of participation, explored, in general, the housing problem, in particular, the legacies of "SAAL" (i.e. the Ambulatory Service for Local Support), the mid-1970s aided self-help program created during the Carnation Revolution in Portugal." Today, SAAL permits us to reflect, to question ourselves and to debate the issues and challenges of housing as well as its close relationship with architecture.

More info: website.
3rd International Iconic Houses Conference: Iconic Masterpieces and Hidden Gems around the Mediterranean
22-25 November 2014, La Pedrera, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 25/11/2014
The Iconic Houses Network and Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera proudly announce the 3rd International Iconic Houses Conference taking place 25 November 2014 at La Pedrera in Barcelona, with pre-conference house tours from November 22nd – 24th. The conference focuses on architecturally significant 20th century house museums around the Mediterranean.

The Iconic Houses Conference is an opportunity for a high-level debate to take place about the cultural, technical and bureaucratic requirements of maintaining modernist heritage in the 21st century. The aim is to share good practices, solutions for the specific difficulties that all who are involved in running a 20th century house museum encounter. The event is also suitable for non-specialists, especially since it will feature talks about and access to iconic houses in the region, which are only infrequently open to the public.

The conference is organized in cooperation with Docomomo Ibérico.

Docomomo International is now ambassador of the network Iconic Houses.

More details: website.
DOCOMOMO Tour - Japan
28 September-1 October 2014
DATE: 1/10/2014
Within the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference – Expansion and Conflict, that was held between 25 and 27 September 2014, in Seoul, Korea, Docomomo Japan organized a very meaningful DOCOMOMO tours through Japan, between 28 September and 1 October 2014.

The itinerary was Matsuyama - Uchiko - Hizuchi - Takamatsu - Sakaide - Kurashiki - Ohyamazaki - Kansai and the places visited were the following:
. Hizuchi Elementary School (1958), by Masatsune Matsumura, in Yawatahama, Ehime (2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize Awarded)
. Kagawa Prefectural Hall (1958), by Kenzo Tange + Yoshikatsu Tsuboi, in Takamatsu, Kagawa (DOCOMOMO Japan Registration 016)
. Ohara Museum of Art Annex (1961), by Shizutaro Urabe, in Kurashiki, Okayama (DOCOMOMO Japan Registration 066)
. Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium (1964), by Kenzo Tange, in Takamatsu, Kagawa
. Kurashiki City Art Museum (1964), by Kenzo Tange, in Kurashiki, Okayama (Former Municipal office)
. Seto Inland Sea Folk (1973), by Tadashi Yamamoto, in Takamatsu, Kagawa (History Museum, DOCOMOMO Japan Registration 163)
. Kurashiki International Hotel (1963), by Shizutaro Urabe, in Kurashiki, Okayama (DOCOMOMO Japan Registration 172)
. Sakaide Artificial Ground (1968), by Masato Otaka, in Sakaide, Kagawa (DOCOMOMO Japan Registration 093)
. Cho-Chiku-Kyo house (1928), by Koji Fujii, in Ohyamazaki, Kyoto (DOCOMOMO Japan Registration 003)

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DOCOMOMO Tours - Seoul, Korea
Seoul, 24, 28 and 29 September 2014
DATE: 29/9/2014
Within the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference – Expansion and Conflict, that was held between 25 and 27 September 2014, in Seoul, Korea, Docomomo Korea organized very meaningful DOCOMOMO tours through Seoul:

1. Seoul Tour -
Modern Architecture and Urban Scenery of Seoul, 29 September 2014
Itinerary: Arario museum in SPACE (Space Group building) - The museum of medicine(Daehanuiwon Hospital) - Hyehwa-dong(Hyehwa Catholic Church, Ihwa-dong, Naksan Park ) - Korea National Open University annex, Arko Art Center, Samtoh building, - Namsan Freedom Center+ Banyantree Hotel(Tower Hote) - Chuldu-san Holy Place - Embassy of France in Korea.

2. Incheon Tour - Modern campaign at opening port city, 29 September 2014
Itinerary: Baedari –Space Beam - Jayu Park –Lunch - China Town – Modern Architecture Street – Art Platform

3. Jeong-dong & Bukchon Tour -
Modern Urban Heritage, 28 September 2014
Itinerary: (Former) Seoul City hall - Seoul Anglican Cathedral, Deoksugung, Jungmyeongjeon, Chungdong First Methodist Church, Appenzeller/Noble Memorial Museum, Seoul Museum of Art, Former Russian legation, Former US legation, United Kingdom legation, The Kyunghyang Shinmun office. Bukchon Culture Center – Gahoeheon area –Yunbosun house -Artsonje Center -Samcheongdong -Kahoe - dong Korean Style Houses area (insine Mumuheon) - Hanwha Foreignerhousing complex (Kahoe-dong street address 1)- Former Italy Embassy -Changgyeonggungno - House of Go Hui-dong -Hanssem Labratoy – Institude of Korean Royal Cuisine -  Eun Deok Cultural Center – LG Library - Former Gonggan-Saok -Changdeokgung Palace (Palace &Naksunjae)

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Publication: Docomomo International 1988-2012: Key Papers in Modern Architectural Heritage Conservation
by Liu Kecheng and Ana Tostões, China Architecture & Building Press, 2014
DATE: 24/9/2014
It is with great pleasure that DOCOMOMO publishes the "DOCOMOMO International 1988-2012: Key Papers in Modern Architectural Heritage Conservation".

This publication, edited by Ana Tostões and Liu Kecheng [with Cheng Yang], is a partnership between DOCOMOMO International, DOCOMOMO China and the School of Architecture, Xi´an University of Architecture and Technology.

DOCOMOMO would like to thank all the contributions to this publication.

Language: English and Chinese.

Publisher: China Architecture & Building Press
Editors: Ana Tostões and Liu Kecheng 
ISBN: 978-7-112-16848-4
International Symposium
Japan Foundation, Tokyo, 2 October 2014
DATE: 2/10/2014
DOCOMOMO International participated in the International Symposium Preservation and Maintaining of 20th-Century Modern Architectural Heritage, organized by Japan Foundation, in Tokyo. The aim was to discuss the present situation of the preservation of the modern architectural heritage in the World, in Japan and the future of Camboja. The activities of DOCOMOMO International were presented in that framework.

The detailed program was the follow:
. Modern Architectural Heritage in Camboja,
by Khuon Khun Neay (Deputy Secretary-General of APSARA - Authority for the Preservation and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap)

. Protecting Heritage in Camboja from Angkor Wat to Modern Architecture,
by So Sokuntheary (Professor at Norton University)

. Activities of DOCOMOMO International
by Zara Ferreira (General Secretary of DOCOMOMO International)

. Existing state and Activities od 20th Century Heritage
by Hiroshi Matsukuma (Vice Chair of DOCOMOMO Japan, professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology)

. World Heritage and 20th Century Modern Architecture
by Yoshiyuki Yamana (Vice President of ICOMOS ISC on 20th Century Heritage, Associate of Tokyo University of Science)
DOCOMOMO International in the news
Kagawa Prefectural Hall (1958), by Kenzo Tange + Yoshikatsu Tsuboi; Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium (1964), by Kenzo Tange, Takamatsu, Japan
DATE: 31/9/2014
Profiting DOCOMOMO Tour Japan, the Japanese media contacted DOCOMOMO International, during its visits to the buildings of Kagawa Prefectural Hall (1958, Kenzo Tange + Yoshikatsu Tsuboi) and Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium (1964, Kenzo Tange) in Takamatsu, Kagawa.

It was clear the importance of these sites and buildings for the Japanese society, namely through the Kagawa citizens. Ana Tostoes, Chair of DOCOMOMO International expressed how this buildings, as modern worlwide masterpieces, must be preserved, ensuring the update of current requirements.

Check the news on:
RNC News
Asahi Newspaper (pdf below)
Yomiuri Newspaper (pdf below)
Shikoku Newspaper (pdf below) 
Proceedings of the 13th Docomomo International Conference Seoul - Expansion & Conflict
by Jong Soung Kimm, Tae-Woo Kim and Ana Tostões
DATE: 25/9/2014
It is with great pleasure that DOCOMOMO publishes the Proceedings of the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference which will be indexed by SCOPUS. DOCOMOMO would like to thank all the participants for their contributions to this publication.

Publisher: DOCOMOMO Korea
Editors: Ana Tostões, Jong Soung Kimm and Tae-Woo Kim
ISBN: 979-11-953625-0-9
Marieke Kuipers honoured with the DOCOMOMO International Achievement Award 2014
Seoul, Korea, 27 September 2014
DATE: 27/9/2014
DOCOMOMO International awarded Marieke Kuipers with the DOCOMOMO International Achievement Award 2014, in recognition for her 20 years of dedication and commitment to DOCOMOMO ISC Registers, as secretary and chair, for being a reviewer of the Bauhaus UNESCO World Heritage nomination and for driving forces behind the successful nomination of the Van Nellefabriek on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Marieke Kuipers was awarded at the closing ceremony of the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference, on 27th September 2014, in Seoul.

Congratulations!

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Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014
13th DOCOMOMO International Conference, Seoul, Korea, 26 September 2014
DATE: 27/9/2014
Hubert-Jan Henket, honorary President of DOCOMOMO International, and Ana Tostões, Chair of DOCOMOMO International, proposed the changing of the Eindhoven Statement (1990), focused on the theme of reuse and sustainability, in order to address DOCOMOMO future challenges, namely to formulate new ideas for the future of the built environment based on past experiences of the Modern Movement.

The Council Meeting discussed the proposal and a new Statement, the Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014, was unanimously approved as follows:

Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014

DOCOMOMO International is a non-profit organization dedicated to the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the MOdern MOvement.
It aims to:

1. Bring the significance of the architecture of the Modern Movement to the attention of the public, the authorities, the professionals and the educational community.
2. Identify and promote the surveying of the works of the Modern Movement.
3. Promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement.
4. Oppose destruction and disfigurement of significant works.
5. Foster and disseminate the development of appropriate techniques and methods of conservation and adaptive (re)use.
6. Attract funding for documentation conservation and (re)use
7. Explore and develop new ideas for the future of a sustainable built environment based on the past experiences of the Modern Movement. 

Seoul, 26th September 2014
New Working Parties
Angola, Israel, Kuwait, Taiwan, Thailand
DATE: 26/9/2014
At the 13th DOCOMOMO Council Meeting that took place last 26 September 2014, in Seoul, Angola, Israel, Kuwait, Taiwan and Thailand were approved as new DOCOMOMO Working Parties. 

DOCOMOMO Egypt, DOCOMOMO Hong Kong and DOCOMOMO Macao became active Working Parties, losing their provisional status.

Congratulations!
13th DOCOMOMO Council Meeting
Seoul, Korea, 26 September 2014
DATE: 26/9/2014
The 13th DOCOMOMO Council Meeting was held last 26th September 2014, in Seoul, Korea. 

MAIN RESULTS
. Angola, Israel, Kuwait, Taiwan and Thailand were approved as new DOCOMOMO Working Parties. 
. DOCOMOMO Egypt, DOCOMOMO Hong Kong and DOCOMOMO Macao became active Working Parties, losing their provisional status.
. Zara Ferreira was elected as General Secretary of DOCOMOMO International. DOCOMOMO International assigned to Ivan Blasi, who drop his position, a vote of recognition for his work and commitment with DOCOMOMO in the last 4 years.
. The 14th International Docomomo Conference (2016) will be held in Lisbon, under the theme of "Adaptative ReUse".
. The DOCOMOMO International Specialist Committee on Publications was re-created.
. ISC/Registers: Panayotis Tournikiotis and Marieke Kuipers dropped their positions as Chair and Secretaty, respectively, and were elected as editors. Louise Noelle was elected as interim chair and Maria Rocha Pinto as secretary.
. ISC/Technology: Susan MacDonald dropped her position as secretary. Uta Pottgiesser was elected as the new secretary.
. The new Executive Committee is constituted by Ana Tostoes (Chair of Docomomo International), Zara Ferreira (General Secretary of Docomomo International), Louise Noelle (Representative of the ISCs) and Panayotis Tournikiotis (Former representative of the ISCs).
. The Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014 was approved, addressing DOCOMOMO future challenges focused in the theme of reuse and sustainability.

DOCOMOMO International wishes to call attention on the future of DOCOMOMO International. All the Working Parties are invited to send candidacies for hosting the future headquarters of DOCOMOMO International, 2017-2022.
13th International DOCOMOMO Conference - Round Table
Seoul, Korea, 27 September 2014
DATE: 27/9/2014
A very inspiring round table, conducted by Hubert-Jan Henket a