Call for Papers: Docomomo ISC/ID Conference on Modernist women interior designers and artists: to deepen the reading of the different expressions of female creativity

The Docomomo International Specialist Committee on Interior Design (ISC/ID) and Docomomo Portugal, in partnership with Fundação Dom Luís I – Casa das Histórias Paula Rego and with the Municipality of Cascais, are pleased to invite you for the Conference Modernist women interior designers and artists: to deepen the reading of the different expressions of female creativity. The conference will be held in Lisbon and Cascais on March 7 and 8, 2024, in celebration of the International Women’s Day.

The main objective of this conference is to provide a platform for in-depth discussions, dissemination, and the exchange of ongoing research within the ISC/ID, with a specific focus on the perspective of female creativity.

On this occasion, the organizers are announcing a Call for Papers on a wide range of topics are welcome, including but not limited to:

The architectural and interior design work of modern women designers and artists;
The role of women in the Modern Movement interior design production;
Innovations in material and technology by woman designers;
Explorations of how female creativity intersected with politics, society, and culture during the Modern Movement;
The influence of socio-political factors on the work and recognition of modern women designers and artists;
The intersection of gender, modernism, and artistic expression;
The influence of modern women designers and artists on contemporary design and art.

The organizers encourage interdisciplinary approaches, fostering discussions that span architecture, design, art, history, and gender studies. By examining the often-overlooked contributions of women, this conference aims to deepen our understanding of the rich and diverse creativity developed in the 20th century. Join us in celebrating the innovative spirit of modernist women interior designers and artists by submitting your research to this conference. Together, we will honour their invaluable contributions and broaden the discourse on female creativity.


The organizers invite contributions in English for 15-minute papers. Please send a 500-word abstract, accompanied by a 100-word bio-note, to, before 8 January 2024. In case of acceptance, you will be asked to submit a 3000-word paper before 29 February 2024.


26 October 2023-8 January 2024: Call for papers
22 January 2024: Notification of acceptance
29 February 2024: Final papers for presentation
7-8 March 2024: Conference

More information

Detailed information regarding the Conference and the Call for Papers can be found on the event website.