Education and Reuse
Docomomo Journal 61 (2019/3)
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Editorial 100 years back, 100 years forward BY ANA TOSTÕES The theme of this docomomo Journal is that reuse is a key for both a sustainable future and for education. This issue also celebrates the Bauhaus centenary (1919-2019) and tackles the physical and ideological legacy of the German school while confronting it with the challenges we face today and the role that education might play in this fight to value Modern Movement architecture and to pursuit its longevity. The Bauhaus had a pioneering influence on design worldwide which still endures today; through education, experimentation and materialization, a revolution took place…

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16th International Docomomo Conference
11th - 14th October 2019, Scientific Committee Meeting, Tokyo, Japan

On the 11th October 2019, the Scientific Committee Meeting will meet up in Tokyo, Japan, to organize the 16th International Docomomo Conference. Hosted by Docomomo Japan, the 16th International Docomomo Conference will take place in Tokyo, at the Ueno Park Area, from 10th to 13th September 2020, under the theme: Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities. Schedule 15th March – 14 September –  Call for papers. Early November 2019 – Call for papers’ selection notification. 30 January 2020 – Full paper submission deadline (1st version); Registration deadline for speakers and sessions chairs. 10 March 2020 – Deadline for session…

“La Réutilisation Adaptative” [Adaptative Re-use]
17th October 2019, École Nationale Supérieur d'Architecture de Grenoble, France

The President of Docomomo International, Professor Ana Tostões, has been invited to give the inaugural lecture at the École Nationale Supérieur d’Architecture de Grenoble, on the 17th October 2019. With the presentation “La Réutilisation Adaptative” [Adaptative Re-use], the conference will be held in French at 18th, at the Maglione auditorium, at the École Nationale Supérieur d’Architecture de Grenoble. Check the poster in the attached PDF.

Call for Papers: 16th International Docomomo Conference
Deadline: 14th September 2019

The 16th International Docomomo Conference will take place in Tokyo, from the 10th to 13th September 2020, organized by Docomomo Japan, under the theme “Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities”. Docomomo is now accepting abstracts for the 16th International Docomomo Conference. Please submit abstracts no later than September 14th 2019 (12 pm GMT), for one of the 11 thematic sessions listed below (+ others). To know the submission guidelines, or to submit your abstract,  click here. 1. Space of Sports The city of Tokyo has already hosted the Olympics Games twice. The first Olympics, planned for 1940, had to be cancelled due to…

Architectures of the Sun
Docomomo Journal 60 (2019/2)
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Editorial The right to holidays or the emergence of an era of optimism in memory of Tiago Freitas (1977—2017) Entitled “Architectures of the Sun” this issue of the docomomo Journal is devoted to the theme of holidays, and considers the key role of Modern Movement architecture in the symbolic and functional affirmation of the new leisure era. The aim is to reflect on the transformation of the terri­tory and to address the architectural challenges arising from the collective happiness and joy contained in what has been called the right to holidays. In 1937, CIAM 5 specifically linked the housing question…

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Event: Conference Between reality and utopia: Leonardo da Vinci and the ideal city in the Renaissance
19th June 2019, Auditorium 3, Fondation calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal.

On the occasion of the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian and the Italian Embassy are invite you to the conference “Entre realidade e utopia: Leonardo da Vinci e a cidade ideal no Renascimento” [Between reality and utopia: Leonardo da Vinci and the ideal city in the Renaissance]. The conference will be presented by Claudio Giorgione with comments from Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International. The concept of Ideal City is mainly developed in the fifteenth century, thanks to scholars like Filarete and Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Leonardo da Vinci was…

Event: 6th FIPA – Fórum Internacional do Património Arquitetónico [International Forum of Architectural Heritage]
May 22th to 24th 2019, Monastery of Batalha, Batalha, Portugal.

The 6th FIPA – Fórum Internacional do Património Arquitetónico [International Forum of Architectural Heritage] will have as its main theme “The Preservation of Multiculturalism in Cultural Heritage” and will be held in the Monastery of Batalha from May 22nd to 24th, 2019, with the joint organization of the University of Aveiro (Coordination), the  Direção Geral do Património Cultural (DGPC), the Municipality of Batalha, and the Monastery of Batalha, also counting on the support in the organization of the partners Rota do Românico and Instituto Politécnico de Leiria from Portugal and from Brazil: Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional (IPHAN),…

Tv Show Visita Guiada [Guided Tour] – participation of Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International.
RTP2, Lisbon, Portugal, May 20, 2019

With the consultancy and participation of Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International, Paula Moura Pinheio’s TV show, Visita Guiada, produced by RTP2, is dedicated to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The episode airs today around 23h. Visita Guiada is a television and radio show about pieces of the history of Portuguese art and culture. In each episode, the program chooses a protagonist work (object, artwork, building) thanks to its exceptionality. Each one of the episodes counts on the explanations of a specialist, the one dedicated to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was produced with the consultancy and the participation of Professor…

Conference: The diaspora of modern architecture. Between Africa and Brazil, Le Corbusier as a landmark – Ana Tostões.
21st May 2019, École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.

Professor Ana Tostões, President of Docomomo International, will present the lecture “The diaspora of modern architecture. Between Africa and Brazil, Le Corbusier as a landmark” at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Strasbourg. This conference explores the extensions of modern architecture in Africa, focusing on the architectural production of Angola and Mozambique during the last decades of the Portuguese colonial regime (1945-1975). It analyzes the meaning of a modernity shared between continents that bears on the influence of Le Corbusier, architecture and modern art. Modern architectural production in Africa has been rediscovered and analyzed in recent decades. The research touched…

International Conference: CuCa_Re Project
6th and 7th June 2019, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

The international Conference CuCa_Re Project is part of the “Cure and Care_the rehabilitation” Research Project. This project is coordinated by IST-ID (Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e o Desenvolvimento) and the Principal Investigator is Ana Tostões, President of Docomomo International. This project aims to study healthcare buildings built in Portugal in the 20th century and their role in the welfare society policy, approaching future challenges driven by the developments in technology and medicine, and the need to assure a sustainable built environment. These buildings are susceptible to be transformed, deactivated or even demolish in a near future. On…