DOCONF2023 / CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ‘Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage’

Docomomo International is pleased to share on behalf of the organizers that the DOCONF2023 has announced a call for abstracts on the topic “Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage”.

The biannual DOCONF series provides a comparative overview of current doctoral research in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning, focusing on the urban challenges of the inherited physical (built and natural) environment of the post-socialist cities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), and post-soviet Asia. Those invited include doctoral students or post-doctoral researchers (with a PhD/DLA degree earned after the 1st of January 2017) – specializing in architecture, urban design, urban planning, landscape architecture, or other topic-related academic fields.
The DOCONF gives a chance for young researchers to find relevant international context regarding their research topic, to present and discuss at an academic conference, and to publish a final full paper (15000 – 20000 signs) in the double peer-review open access DOCONF2023 e-proceedings (see previous doconf’s publications). In addition, you could discover Budapest, the capital city of Hungary!
Abstracts can build on theoretical concepts, case studies, process interpretations, and comparative analyzes among post-socialist countries or between Eastern and Western Europe. Important that the scale of your research will be urban (not just a building), and if you work with case studies, at least one of them should be located in a post-socialist city. For abstract submission, using the form (Abstract submission), give your doctoral data, and write your title and a 250-300 word-long abstract proposal related to the general topic of the DOCONF series Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage.
Organisers of DOCONF2023 propose four key topics based on previous years’ experience, and they will finalise the sessions of the conferences after the abstract submission. The topics are mass housing neighborhoods, leisurescapes, productive urban fabric, and re-use of urban public space.

Detailed information can be found here.

Submission deadline – 15 April 2023.

abstract submission:

BME Department of Urban Planning and Design
Műegyetem rkp. 3. 1111-Budapest, Hungary