In Memoriam: Mabel Scarone (1931-2024)

In Memoriam: Mabel Scarone (1931-2024) Very sad news hit the DOCOMOMO family in general and the DOCOMOMO Argentina working party in particular. Our beloved Mabel Scarone passed away in Buenos Aires at the age of 93. She was an architect, professor, researcher, specialist in preservation and a dedicated DOCOMOMO frontrunner right from the start. Mabel… Continue reading In Memoriam: Mabel Scarone (1931-2024)

Kickoff CONCRETO Academy and Handbook

Kick off CONCRETO Academy On March 5-7, the CONCRETO-ACADEMY kicked off in Ivrea, Italy. On behalf of DOCOMOMO International, Andrea Canziani and Wido Quist joined the meeting. Just a few kilometres away from the snowy Alps, Ivrea was a great scene to meet with the project partners from Turkey, Italy and Spain. Ivrea, the industrial… Continue reading Kickoff CONCRETO Academy and Handbook


Docomomo International teams up in CONCRETO Docomomo International teams up in CONCRETO! CONCRETO is an Alliance for Education and Enterprises within the Erasmus+ Programme. A 36-month project bringing together 13 partners from 5 EU countries to promote the GREEN REHABILITATION of EUROPEAN CONCRETE ARCHITECTURE. The CONCRETO Partners recognise the LACK of specialist skills available and… Continue reading CONCRETO Academy

Tropical Modernism – How did this architecture reach the equator?

Photo exhibition by Jean Molitor Tropical Modernism – How did this architecture reach the equator? The photo exhibition by photographer Jean Molitor provides an insight on how a broad stylistic, avant-garde architectural approach conquered the world. The art historian Andreas Butter was invited to the opening. Here are a few thoughts from his introduction. Münzenberg… Continue reading Tropical Modernism – How did this architecture reach the equator?

Docomomo Journal 2023

DJ 2023: Most viewed articles of the year Lico Rising from of the Ashes: post-war Philippines Architecture Maeda et al. The real reason why Nakagin Capsule Tower was never metabolized Ligtelijn Aldo van Eyck and the Amsterdam playgrounds Sopandi The Nature of Tropical Architecture in Indonesian Modernism Normandin Charles and Ray Eames: Modern Living in a Postwar Era Sopandi et… Continue reading Docomomo Journal 2023

Convergences and Divergences

Modernism Beyond East and West International conference (16-18 November 2023) with partners from different parts of Europe critically rethinking and analyzing the history of European modern architecture with reference to Central and Eastern Europe. Organized by the Pilecki-Institute in cooperation with the initiative for a “European Triennial of Modernism (ETOM)“. More information here.

DOCOMOMO Journal #68 – 2023/1

Middle Class Mass Housing The first DOCOMOMO Journal of 2023 is available online: #68 on Middle Class Housing in Europe. Together with #69 the printed version of this issue will we sent to all DOCOMOMO International members before the end of the year. Enjoy the online version via This special issue of the Docomomo… Continue reading DOCOMOMO Journal #68 – 2023/1

Frankfurt Declaration (on Housing)

Support the Frankfurt Declaration (on Housing) Sign the petition on and make it happen! On the occasion of the 20th DOCOMOMO Germany Conference on Politics – Society – Housing, the Frankfurt Declaration is presented. This event focused on the topic of affordable housing and equally of healthy living and quality of living environments. With… Continue reading Frankfurt Declaration (on Housing)

Shared Heritage Africa – Kampala exhibition

Shared Heritage Africa – Kampala exhibition On Friday 18th of February, 2023 the photo exhibition of the Shared Heritage Africa project was opened at the School of Arts and Industrial Design of Kyambogo University in Kampala, Uganda. The thematic approaches of the research fellows featured in the middle of the exhibition space, surrounded by large… Continue reading Shared Heritage Africa – Kampala exhibition

SHA – Rediscovering Masterpieces Kampala

Shared Heritage Africa – Rediscovering Masterpieces Kampala DOCOMOMO International is engaged in the Shared Heritage Africa project run by DOCOMOMO Germany. After visiting Kigali (Rwanda), the team is now in Kampala (Uganda) preparing for the final exhibition at Kyambogo University. To rediscover modern heritage in Kampala, a tour was taken on through the city to… Continue reading SHA – Rediscovering Masterpieces Kampala