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    3rd RMB Conference and 16th Docomomo Germany 2019

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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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    15th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 26th August - 3rd September 2018, 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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    15th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 26th August - 3rd September 2018, Slovenia

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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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    Awards: The Architect Balkrishna Doshi Wins the 2018 Pritzker Prize

    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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    Call for Candidacies: Docomomo International Headquarters after 2018

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    ISC/Registers

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    Conference: The Third mASEANa International Conference

    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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    14 IDC - Program available; Registration period extended

    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

    Docomomo International wishes you a happy new year 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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    Conference: Memory as Cultural Heritage

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    Conference: Reabilitação Urbana e o Turismo [Urban rehabilitation and Tourism]

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    Event: Mies on Scene

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    Exhibition: Físicas do Património Português. Arquitetura e Memória [Physics of Portuguese Heritage. Architecture and Memory]

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    Workshop: Much More Than White - Interior Paint in International Style Buildings

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    Exhibition: Living with Water - Southern Fringe of Ljubljana

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    Upcoming publication: bauhaus journal 1926–193

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    Exhibition: Louis Kahn and Venezia

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    Article: Concrete Utopia

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    Book Launch: Mujeres, casas y ciudades. [Women, houses and cities]

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    Conference: An Architectural Anthology

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    Liturgia, Lugar de encontros - IV Jornada de Liturgia, Arte e Arquitectura [Liturgy, Meeting Place - IV Talks on Liturgy, Art and Architecture]

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    Event: First Anniversary of Casa da Arquitectura

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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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    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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    Nominations are open for the 2020 World Monuments Watch

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    Call for Abstracts: 5th Historic Mortars Conference (HMC 2019)

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    Publication: Conservation and Management Plan: The National Library of Kosovo

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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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    Publication: matières 14

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    Open Calls: Student Workshop Missing Knowledge

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    Publication Launch: Luis Barragán: Search and Creativity

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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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    Festival: World Architecture Festival - 2018 shortlist announced

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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 in 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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    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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    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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    Publication: La Arquitectura en un Clima de Cambio — Una Guía para el Diseño Sostenible

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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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    Exhibtion: Francisco Barata. Continuare Innovando

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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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    Forum: From Postwar to Postmodern – 20th Century Built Cultural Heritage - The 6th Baltic Sea Region Cultural Heritage Forum

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Publication: From skyscraper to Vertical Fabric. New architectural and urban scenarios
by Giusi Ciotoli, published by Officina Edizioni, Rome, 2017
DATE: 13/12/2018
Original title: "Dal grattacielo al tessuto verticale. Nuovi sviluppi architettonici e urbani"
From the publisher: 
"If examined within a complex system structured into distinct vertical elements, each skyscraper behaves as an autonomous organism, as a "micro-city", reproducing in its inner space, and in a smaller scale, the same kind of widespread urbanization of the urban fabric. In particular for the contemporary mega-cities such as Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, it is possible to schematize the dynamics of high-rise buildings system identifying an inner "overturned" structure, that corresponds with a vertical transposition of the horizontal hierarchy. This research aims to demonstrate how the skyscraper, considered as a vertical transposition of the urban system, represents the main "human-scale" element to live in the mega-city, so being able to define a new ideal city model, taken from the "utopia" and lowered in the contemporary world. Contrary to the Tower of Babel – symbol of chaos – the skyscraper interpreted as a fabric becomes a vertical paradigm for a new urban order. The theoretical approach of the Vertical Fabric is based, first of all, on the analysis of some skyscrapers built in the US area between the late 19th and early 20th century, – decades in which we have witnessed the spatial and structural definition of the new type –, while the second part of the book has set itself the objective of classifying typologically - and of rationalizing - today´s evolutionary dynamics. The book has therefore the aim to reconfigure the type in the city, underling the role of the main urban features in the initial configuration of the skyscraper that are still persistent nowadays, with the intent to shed new light on an architectural type "complex" and sometimes enigmatic."

You can order your copy here (Italian)

Cover provided by: Officina Edizioni
Exhibition: Art and Architecture between Lisbon and Baghdad
26th October 2018 - 28th January 2019, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 28/1/2019
Art and Architecture between Lisbon and Baghdad
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Iraq, 1957-1973

Between 1957 and 1973, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was an active contributor to the development of the cultural, educational, scientific and welfare infrastructure of modern Iraq, promoting and supporting higher education, the arts and the construction and equipment of buildings.

This exhibition presents unpublished documents relating to three key achievements in Baghdad – the Modern Arts Centre, the People’s Stadium and the 1966 Gulbenkian Cultural Week – and Iraqi works unexpectedly held in the Modern Collection, shown together here for the first time. This exhibition constitutes a dialogue between cultural development and economic diplomacy, between Iraqi and Portuguese art and architecture.

The project is promoted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library and Gulbenkian Archives, with the support of the Grants Department.

The exhibition is split into seven sections and there have been organized additional activities such as talks, conferences and guided tours, related to it. 

Image: Hafidh Al-Droubi (1914-1991) ´Family 2´, 1962. Oil on canvas. Modern Collection, inv. 16PE331

Please visit Gulbenkian´s website to know more: here
Conference: Memory as Cultural Heritage
13th December 2018, Sedas Nunes Auditorium, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 13/12/2018
The Regeneration and Optimisation of Cultural Heritage in Creative and Knowledge project (ROCK Project), from Institute of Social Sciences - University of Lisbon, organized the conference Memory as Cultural Heritage.
The opening session will have:

Karin Wall - ICS-ULisboa;
Manuel Veiga - Municipality´s Cultural Director;
Maria Fernanda Rollo - IHC, FCSH-UNL.

Followed by a debate between:

Clara Bertrand Cabral - National committee of UNESCO;
Miguel Vale de Almeida - ISCTE-IUL;
Maria Cardeira da Silva - FCSH-UNL;
Filipa Raimundo - ICS-ULisboa.

The conference will start at 9h30, 13th December 2018.

Venue: Sedas Nunes Auditorium, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

The poster can be found on the PDF below
To know more, please visit: website
Conference: Reabilitação Urbana e o Turismo [Urban rehabilitation and Tourism]
18th December 2018, Academia Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 18/12/2018
As a part of the cycle of conferences organized each semester by Academia Nacional de Belas Artes [Portuguese National Academy of Fine Arts], and to celebrate the end of 2018´s cycle, the academy will welcome "Reabilitação Urbana e o Turismo" [Urban Rehabilitation and Tourims] on the 18th of December.

The conference will be given by Alberto Reaes Pinto PhD, Full Professor at Lusíada University (Lisbon), at Largo da Academia ao Chiado, at 15h00, with free entry.

To know more about previous conferences, please visit: website [Portuguese]
Event: Mies on Scene
13th December 2018, Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St. Savior, IIT, Chicago, USA
DATE: 10/12/2018
Fundació Mies van der Rohe would like to inviete to a new event "Mies on Scene". It includes the screening of the documentary Mies on Scene: Barcelona in two acts, as well as the announcement of Luftwerk and Iker Gil’s upcoming project ‘Geometry of Light’.
The event will take place at 18:00 in the historic Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St. Savior at IIT, Chicago.

The admission is paid and the entire ticket revenue will be used to finance the ‘Geometry of Light’ project.

You can find more information here.

Image provided by Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Publication: Hospitals - A Design Manual
by Wagernaar C., Mens N., Manja, G., Niemeijer C., Guthknecht T., published by Birkhauser, Basel, Berlin, 2018
DATE: 6/12/2018
Hospitals as a building type have undergone a substantial evolution in the past years. Changes in healthcare, the impact of evidence-based medicine and aspects of healthcare economics (such as the clustering of diagnostic procedures in specialized clinics) pose new and different challenges for the designer. Private healthcare facilities herald the paradigm change from the large functional building complex to a design-conscious health institution with luxury hotel features. Health centers more devoted to prevention rather than cure have been another important trend.

This publication explains the principles and requirements for the planning of hospitals and other health facilities. An international case study section documents 40 best-practice projects in six categories: general hospitals, children’s hospitals, specialized clinics, outpatient clinics and health centers as well as rehabilitation clinics.

Text and book cover provided by BIRKHÄUSER

To order this book, please visit: website
Exhibition: Físicas do Património Português. Arquitetura e Memória [Physics of Portuguese Heritage. Architecture and Memory]
5th December 2018 - 6th March 2019, Museum of Popular Art, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/3/2019
The exhibition “Físicas do Património Português. Arquitetura e Memória” [Physics of Portuguese Heritage. Architecture and Memory] was organized by the Portuguese Directorate General for Cultural Heritage and it will be held at the museum of Popular Art, in Lisbon, starting december 5th.

This exhibition aims to celebrate good examples of rehabilitation of architectural heritage in Portugal, while simultaneously reflecting on the history of heritage intervation and approaching contemporary debates.
The cases presented are split into distinct physical states of matter: Liquid, Solid and Other States. 

This exhibition was organized on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, and it was curated by Jorge Figueira, assisted by Carlos Machado e Moura, with a curatorial project by Pedro Pacheco and graphic design by R2.

For more details, please visit: website
Workshop: Much More Than White - Interior Paint in International Style Buildings
17th-21st December 2018, The White City Center Liebling House 29 Idelson St, Tel Aviv-Yafo
DATE: 21/12/2018
Last month docomomo International informed you about a guided tour of Liebling House in Tel Aviv-Yafo, during its conservation. The organiser - The White City Center - returns with workshop-study on interior paint in the International Style buildings.
The workshop will take place at Liebling House, 29 Idelson St, Tel Aviv-Yafo. The admission is 600 ILS, subsidised by the White City Center.

You can find more information in PDF attached below.

Image provided by: The White City Centre
Event: La mirada de Domènec
26th November 2018, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona
DATE: 25/11/2018
Fundació Mies van der Rohe organised the presentation of the magazine Espill 58 of the University of Valencia and the dossier that includes on the intervention of Domènec at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.

The event featured the presentation of Gustau Muñoz, co-director of L’Espill magazine and with Domènec himself in a conversation with Manuel Guerrero, essayist and critic. In the later debate “The cultural and social relationship between Barcelona and Valencia” participated: Simona Skrabec, essayist and translator; Joan Manuel Tresserres, president of the Josep Irla Foundation, Josep Maria Muñoz, director of L’Avenç and Antoni Furió, co-director of L’Espill.

The event took place at Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7, Barcelona, at 18:30.

For more information, please visit Link.

Photo provided by: Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Exhibition: Living with Water - Southern Fringe of Ljubljana
18th October 2018 - 24th March 2019, Museum of Architecture and Design, Pot na Fužine 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 24/3/2019
Museum of Architecture and Design invites to its exhibition “Living with Water - Southern Fringe of Ljubljana” which represents the final act of the Living with Water project, started at 16th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2018.
The exhibition looks at alternative urban development scenarios that consider the synergetic relationships between humankind and the natural environment, as rising sea levels and melting icecaps brings the issue of living with water to the fore, extending across both local conditions and global shifts alike.

The exhibition takes place at Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana.

You can find more information here and here.

Photo credit: Milan Dinevski, Benja Pavlin
Upcoming publication: bauhaus journal 1926–193
by Lars Müller, published by Lars Müller Publishers, Berlin, 2019
DATE: 26/11/2018
Lars Müller Publishers is celebrating 100 Years of Bauhaus with a release of unique set of materials - they include an facsimile reprints of bauhaus journal from years 1926–1931, both in German and complete English translation.
Also scheduled for release are the collected works of Bauhaus teachers, like Walter Gropius, Paul Klee and László Moholy-Nagy.
Books will become available in January 2019

You can pre-order a copy here.

Provisional covers by: © Lars Müller Publishers
Exhibition: Louis Kahn and Venezia
12th October 2018 - 20th January 2019, USI Theatre of Architecture, Mendrisio, Switzerland
DATE: 20/1/2019
This past 12th of October the exhibition "Louis Kahn and Venezia" inaugurated the program of the new USI Theatre of Architecture in Mendrisio, designed by Mario Botta.
Curated by Elisabetta Barizza in collaboration with Gabriele Neri, the exhibition is promoted by the Foundation of the Theatre of Architecture of Mendrisio and the Academy of Architecture of the Università della Svizzera Italiana.

"Louis Kahn and Venezia" showcases the close ties between the American architect, one of the twentieth-century Masters, and the city of Venice. Kahn’s relationship with the Italian city dates from his first stay in 1928 and continued over the decades with further visits. It was strengthened by his participation in the Biennale di Venezia, his friendship with Carlo Scarpa, the various lectures he gave and above all his project, which remained on the drawing board, for a Palazzo dei Congressi. These events, together with the themes related to them, are explored in the exhibition through models, drawings, photographs, video installations, letters and other documents, many unpublished, from numerous international archives and private collections. They include the Architectural Archives-University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia; the Canadian Centre for Architecture, in Montreal; the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, in Venice; the Sue Ann Kahn Collection, in New York, and others.

The research underpinning the exhibition seeks to reflect on the current and complex relationship that exists between past, present and future in such an outstanding place as Venice, a “pure miracle”, as Louis Kahn described it, in the history of humanity.

The choice of the theme of this first major exhibition also resonates with the architectural qualities of the Theatre of Architecture, establishing close ties between the work of Louis Kahn, Venice and architecture in Ticino. In its geometric strength and essential spatiality, the new building on the campus of the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture reveals Kahn’s influence on the work of Mario Botta, who collaborated with the American Master on his project for Venice in the late 1960s, when he was still a youthful undergraduate.

To know more about this exhibition please visit: website
Article: Concrete Utopia
by Belmont Freeman, in Places Journal
DATE: 26/11/2018
With a new exhibition at MoMA, New York, "Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980" in full swing, the Places Journal follows it with a review-article "Concrete Utopia" by Belmont Freeman.
The article offers a very interesting insight into this unique exhibition.


Full article available here.

You can find more information on the exhibition here.

Photo credit: Martin Seck / The Museum of Modern Art
Book Launch: Mujeres, casas y ciudades. [Women, houses and cities]
23rd November 2018, Sala d’Actes COA, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 23/11/2018
On the 23rd of November, Professor Zaida Muxí Martínez (ETSAB - UPC) presented her book "Mujeres, casas y ciudades. Más allá del umbral" 
(Women, houses and cities. Beyond the threshold) at the Sala d’Actes COA, in Barcelona.

The book presentation also counted with talks from Sandra Bestraten, Anna Ramos and Patricia Reus.

Mujeres, Casas y Ciudades presents the history of architecture and urbanism from the point of view that regards
the contributions made by women who have been silenced in the general stories.
The book focuses on the living environment, from design to politics, from architecture to urbanism; all synthesized
in the house and the city, as a representation of the private and the public. The house as a metaphor for architecture,
the city as a synthesis of human actions.

Additionally, by doing so from a feminist position necessarily implies the deconstruction of the majority historiography,
revealing false neutrality and universality in the transmission of knowledge and in the construction of historical perspectives.
In this sense, it is not a banal question to speak of women, architecture and urbanism, since, as in other fields of knowledge,
art, science or politics, women have not been equally represented, or represented at all, merit-wise. Therefore, it is necessary
to revise the history of architecture and cities, to rewrite it, incorporating women as protagonists.

Title: Mujeres, casas y ciudades. Más allá del umbral.
Author: Zaida Muxí Martínez
Text review: Daniel Lacasta Fitzsimmons
Graphic Design: Francesc Polop
Language: Spanish
Date: October 2018
Published by: dpr-barcelona
Open calls: Arquitecturas Film Festival
Deadline for entries: 15th December 2018
DATE: 15/12/2018
ARQUITETURAS will be back in June 2019 in a new venue, the São Jorge cinema, with new activities that open discussions about our daily life and built environment through the exhibition of films, conferences, master classes, workshops, and guided tours. The open call for films and thesis presentations is open until 15th December. The competition sections include 4 awards - Experimental, Documentary, Fiction and New Talents best film, highlighting in this edition the prize for best academic work on the relationship between cinema and architecture.

The theme chosen to represent this seventh edition is Human Nature.

The space in which we find ourselves - physically, conceptually, even ontologically - is becoming increasingly unstable. The same goes for the current political, scientific and planetary atmospheres. The stories of "civilization" and "nature" intersect, but how can we persist in the face of the great transformations we witness every day? Critical thinking agents who align politics with issues of planning, organization, design of the physical space and creation of environments are, at this juncture, key actors.

Although architecture has a recognized place within broad sociopolitical and cultural systems, until recently it was not recognized as part of Earth´s geology, despite being a strong geological agent, unearthing, mobilizing, transforming and transporting earth, water, air, and energy in unimaginable ways.
In the seventh edition of the International Film Festival ARQUITETURAS we will investigate and discuss the transformations that have been triggered by human and natural factors by presenting films that portray the current state of human nature: the rebirth of the collectivist paradigm, increasing approaches to sustainability, refugees and migration crisis, design and racism in the colonialist sphere, gender issues, circular economy and the advances of science (VR / AR / AI) are some of the themes that we hope to identify in the Open Call. The program will be curated by the festival artistic director Sofia Mourato and architect/curator André Costa together with the selection committee.

These themes are urgent and we believe they are capable of mapping the complex urban systems within our visual culture resulting in a possible mapping of human nature.

We call on all national and international creator to submit films and academic abstracts to be presented during the festival.

To know more please visit: website
Conference: An Architectural Anthology
22nd November 2018, Fernando Távora Auditorium, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 22/11/2018
The architects Paul Robbrecht and Johannes Robbrecht, from the architectural studio Robbrecht en Daem architecten presented “An Architectural Anthology”, on the 22nd of November, within the Cycle Matter: the white conferences, at the Faculty of Architecture of University of Porto (FAUP).

Conference synopsis
Under the heading An Architectural Anthology Paul and Johannes Robbrecht took the opportunity to express how their practice is defined by key themes that permeate its body of work, including fascination with numbers, collaborations with artists and dialogic approach to the old masters of architecture (Mies van der Rohe, Victor Horta, Henry van de Velde and Marcel Breuer).

The work of Robbrecht en Daem architecten, inception in 1975, intends to be timeless, durable and focused, but above all also subservient and discrete - in short, ‘An Unforgettable Place’.
The invariable quality of its oeuvre is the result of the precise and consistent architectural vision which the founding duo Paul Robbrecht (1950) and Hilde Daem (1950) characterised from the very beginning, and to this day forms the basis of their meticulous approach with an unique vision on the use of colour, proportion and materiality.
In 2002 Johannes Robbrecht (1977) joined the team of Robbrecht en Daem architecten, where he has worked as a partner since 2012.
A distinguishing feature of the practice are their cultural buildings, such as the concert hall in Bruges, archives and libraries, as well as the emblematic restorations of modernist masterpieces, including the Ghent University library by Henry van de Velde and a 1:1 model of the Golf Clubhouse by Mies van der Rohe in Krefeld (Germany). Since early 2016 the office has been working on a 55.000m2 media building for the Flemish broadcasting company VRT.
The work of Robbrecht en Daem has been recognized with multiple international prizes and distinctions, and continues to be published and exhibited internationally.

Organization: José Miguel Rodrigues | Helder Casal Ribeiro | Pedro Borges de Araújo
Support: FAUP | Jofebar

The conference was held in English.

To know more please visit: website + studio

Liturgia, Lugar de encontros - IV Jornada de Liturgia, Arte e Arquitectura [Liturgy, Meeting Place - IV Talks on Liturgy, Art and Architecture]
24th November 2018, Church of Sagrado Coração de Jesus, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 24/11/2018
The Department of Architecture and Urbanism of ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon University Institute) organised "Lugar de encontros" [Meeting places], with the support of the Portuguese National Council of Architects (OA), as part of IV Talks on Liturgy, Art and Architecture, on the 24th November. 

These talks were split into two different panels and they brought together talks on spirituality, architecture and university projects, including a exhibition with student projects of chapels.

Panels´ themes:

´Contexts´ - Moderator: Madalena Mariz Rodrigues

´Shapes´ - Moderator: Hugo Casanova



To know more please visit website.

Find the poster and the full program in the PDF below. [Portuguese]
Publication: Modern Architectures. The Rise of Heritage
by Maristella Casciado, Èmilie d´Orgeix, Published by Mardaga, Wavre, 2012
DATE: 19/11/2018
This book is a collaborative work containing 18 essays, related to examination and preservation of modern architecture.

From the publisher: "(...) essays offer a variety of fresh and thoughtful perspectives on how to examine our modern architectural heritage, considering both its local and international significance. Collectively, they provide a comprehensive overview of preservation activities and teaching programs around the world that have developed in this field since the 1980s, including new research and insights that have radically changed the canonical vision of modern architecture. The essays reveal how knowledge has opened up new areas of preservation and lead to deeper, more nuanced understanding of the values and processes underlying preservation of the architecture of the last century."


You can find more information and buy a copy here (French).
English version is also available.

Cover provided by: Mardaga
Event: First Anniversary of Casa da Arquitectura
16th-18th November 2018, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 18/11/2018
Casa da Arquitectura - Centro Português da Arquitectura [House of Architecture - Portuguese Centre of Architecture] is celebrating its first year anniversary at the rehabilitated Quarteirão da Real Vinícola, in Matosinhos, with a series of events during the 16th, 17th and 18th of November.

The Educational Department has also prepared an extensive program for children and families that ran throughout the weekend.

Some of the initiatives prepared were:

16th November:

The presentation of Oscar Niemeyer scenography for Orfeu da Conceição, by Fernando Serapião, and the class Show on Modern Architecture and Brazilian Popular Music, which brung together José Miguel Wisnik and Guilherme Wisnik.

17th November: 

The architect Eduardo Souto de Moura introduced the architect Pedro Ramalho, whose collection was donated to Casa da Arquitectura
After, a debate on "Crossed interpretations between Brazil and Portugal", which confronts Maria Elisa Costa, the daughter of the Brazilian architect Lúcio Costa, and Ana Vaz Milheiro, a Professor and critic of architecture, for a conversation of transatlantic references and free entry.
 18th November:

On the last day, the talk "Arquitectura no Palco" ("Architecture on the Stage") took place, bringing together 
representatives of some of the world´s most prestigious cultural institutions around the table to discuss the role they
can play in the mission of taking architecture further and to a new public. The meeting includes Barry Bergdoll (MoMA),
Delfim Sardo (Culturgest), Pipo Ciorra (MAXXI), Olivia Horsfall Turner (Victoria and Albert Museum) and Nuno
Sampaio (CA). The moderation was in charge of the architect João Belo Rodeia.

To know more, please visit: website
To see the full program, please see the PDF below.

Award: João Luís Carrilho da Graça wins Leon Battista Alberti Prize
14th November 2018, Teatro Bibiena, Mantua, Italy
DATE: 16/11/2018
Docomomo International congratulates the Portuguese architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça on winning the first edition of the Leon Battista Alberti Prize, announced this last 9th of November.
The Leon Battista Alberti Prize is organized by the Fondazione Centro Studi Leon Battista Alberti, the Municipality of Mantova, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano – Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni and Polo territoriale di Mantova.
The ceremony took place 14th November at Teatro Bibiena in Mantua, starting with the opening lecture given by the architect.
The Prize has been awarded by the Mayor of Mantua, Mattia Palazzi and by the President of the Centro Studi Leon Battista Alberti Foundation, Federico Fedel.

You can find more inforamtion on the architect´s facebook page and an official poster attached below.

Photo provided by: Carrilho da Graça, arquitecto on facebook

Exhibition: The Architecture of Optimism: The Kaunas Phenomenon 1918-1940
16th November - 10th December 2018, BOZAR - Centre of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 10/12/2018
BOZAR - The Centre of Fine Arts in Brussels, would like to invite to the new exhibition "The Architecture of Optimism: The Kaunas Phenomenon 1918-1940".

As temporary capital of the newly founded independent Republic of Lithuania, Kaunas underwent a miraculous metamorphosis. In less than 20 years its inhabitants erected more than 12,000 buildings, transforming the city into a modern, elegant European capital.

The exhibition is organised in partnership with: The Ministry of Culture of Lithuania, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Culture Institute, Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania.

The exhibition is located in the BOZAR´s Foyers, and is admission-free.

For more details, please visit website.

Image provided by: Lithuanian Central State Archive
Event: Le Corbusier Apartment-Studio re-opened for visiting
Immeuble Molitor, 24, Rue Nungesser et Coli, 75016 Paris
DATE: 13/11/2018
Apartment-studio of Le Corbusier, located inside the famous Molitor building, is opened again after undergoing conservation for the past two years. It served as home to Le Corbusier, who lived there with his wife since 1934, until her death in 1965.

The conservation process, led by François Chatillon, aimed at restoring the state of the apartment from 1965, to express the constant change in Corbu´s living environment, where he experimented with new ideas and aesthetics.

Corbusier´s apartmen-studio is listed as national heritage since 1972. In 2016 the Molitor building was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with 16 other works of Le Corbusier.

More information here (French)

Image provided by: Olivier Martin-Gambier / FLC / ADAGP
Tour: The Liebling House during its renovation
30th November 2018, 29 Idelson St, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
DATE: 30/11/2018
The White City Centre of Tel Aviv organised a guided tour of the Liebling House. The buliding is currently undergoing restoration, which creates an interesting opportunity to experience Modern Architecture from a different perspective and to take a peek at the process itself.

For more information, please visit: website

Image provided by: The White City Centre.
Publication: Moholy´s Edit The Avant-Garde at Sea, August 1933.
by Chris Blencowe, Judith Levine, Published by Lars Müller Publishers, Zurich, 2019
DATE: 8/11/2018
The book concerns the four-day cruise to the Aegean islands made by the "inner circle" of the International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM) and their friends during the 4th congress in August 1933. Structured around that sequence of Moholy-Nagy´s film Architects´ Congress dealing with the cruise, the book sheds light on this legendary event in the history of the European architectural and artistic avant-garde.

Together with a close study of Le Corbusier´s sketches and notes in his carnet B5, all of these documents (and even more)—compiled by the authors with utmost care—reveal the preoccupations of the key personae including Sigfried Giedion, Fernand Léger, Amédée Ozenfant, Cornelis van Eesteren, Otto Neurath, and Le Corbusier himself, enabling a reconstruction of their epiphanies, discussions and estrangements at this critical moment in history.

You can buy a copy here.

Description provided by: Lars Müller Publishers
Cover by: booklooker.de
Exhibition: Retrospective - Bruno Taut at Home
30th October - 9th November 2018, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey
DATE: 9/11/2018
This exhibiton invites everyone to see the Head of Department of Architecture Prof. Bruno Taut back at his home, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, 80 years after his solo exhibition held at the Taut Atelier in June 1938.

"The world is my idea." - Arthur Schopenhauer

Bruno Taut is an important figure in modern architecture. His author-educator-urban planner identities, as well as his architectural approaches and resulting reflections have been collected and now displayed at this exhibition curated by Mehmet Sinan Tarakcioglu.

Bruno Taut met Categorical Imperative of Kant through a gravestone in Königsberg and carried his moral law throughout his life. He lived in a world where racism and brutality rose. But he never lost his humane point of view. He wandered around the globe without losing this perspective. He lived in Germany, Russia, Japan and Turkey in a period when the effects of the changes that occurred before and after the war were deeply felt. He was branded as heimatlos and still considered this way. However, he deserves to be remembered as a citizen of the world.

In Turkey, where Taut hoped to work for a long period, he found the place in accordance with his ideals over at the Academy of Fine Arts Istanbul. For this purpose, he built a second house for himself in Istanbul after Berlin. This house in Ortaköy which sheds light on his travel-filled life and his multi-colored architectural approach was his last home. The effects he created under the umbrella of the Academy of Fine Arts in Turkey, where he only spent two years, reached present day through the young architects and his students.

The exhibition is both in Turkish and English.
Exhibition Team: Elcin Burcu Temel, Taybuga Aybars Mamali, 
Translation: Neslihan Catak, Poster Design: Mirza Vranjakovic


For additional information, visit the event´s facebook page.
Publication: The Auerbach House by Walter Gropius with Adolf Meyer
by Barbara Happe and Martin S. Fischer, Published by Jovis, Berlin 2018
DATE: 6/11/2018
While Director of the Bauhaus, Walter Gropius built the Auerbach House in 1924, his first private house in the Bauhaus mode. Thus, this in cooperation with Adolf Meyer created building is one of the most important milestones for the early years of the Bauhaus. Certainly, the most outstanding feature of the house is the authentic interior color scheme. It was first discovered during the restoration that Alfred Arndt designed color schemes for every interior wall. Preserving almost all original details, today the house glows again with the 37 original pastel tones.
This book also recounts the moving story of the Auerbachs, a married Jewish couple who helped to shape Jena’s social life at the turn of the century, befriended Edvard Munch, fought for women’s rights, and whose house symbolized resistance to the expulsion of the Bauhaus from Weimar.

More details: here.

Cover image and description provided by Jovis
Exhibition: European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2017
8th November 2018 - 24th February 2019, M - Museum Leuven, Belgium
DATE: 24/2/2019
The EU Mies Award 2017 exhibition is travelling across Europe to disseminate and acknowledge quality architecture. This time it makes a stop in Belgium, at M-Museum Leuven.

At the opening of this edition of the exhibition a debate on the theme "Collective housing in complex environments" will take place. Authors of the winning projects: DeFlat Kleiburg in Amsterdam, by NL architects and XVW Architectuur and Navez social housing in Brussels by MSA/V+, will be participating in the debate.

The exhibition opened from 8th November 2018 to 24th February 2019, in M-Museum Leuven, Belgium.

For more details please visit: Link

Image provided by: © Serge Brison / MSA
Talk: On the Line - Architecture at Risk
19th November 2018, Future Cities Catapult, London, UK
DATE: 19/11/2018
The Museum of Modern Architecture in London organised a thematic programme on the broad subject of risks that architecture may face. In this 3-part series of talks, the MoA explored the intersection of architecture and risk through economic, social, cultural and environmental viewpoints.
The event took place at Future Cities Catapult at the Urban Innovation Centre, in London.

More information can be found: here.
Nominations are open for the 2020 World Monuments Watch
Nominations until 1st of March, 2019
DATE: 1/3/2019
The world’s most treasured sites are sustained by individuals who are passionate about their future. That’s why we need your help.
Nominations are now open for the 2020 World Monuments Watch—a program that uses cultural heritage conservation to empower communities and improve the sustainability of their cherished sites. Every two years, with support of founding sponsor American Express, we partner with citizens, activists, and experts in the field to recognize and take action at 25 significant sites in need around the world. The result? More resilient communities, enhanced social inclusion, and new skills in the conservation field and beyond.
Could your treasured place be on the next Watch? Nominate a site or help us spread the word today.

NOMINATE NOW

Thank you for all you do to champion the world’s treasures.
With appreciation,
Lisa Ackerman
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Call for Abstracts: 5th Historic Mortars Conference (HMC 2019)
Deadline for Abstracts: 15th November, 2018
DATE: 15/11/2018
The thematic session "Functional mortars for the conservation of historic and modern cultural heritage structures" aims to attract and disseminate current research on the design, development and evaluation of modern conservation mortars that incorporate new functionalities, such as:
- self-cleaning,
- self-healing,
- insulation,
- hydro-phobicity,
- sensing properties/ piezo-resistive mortars,
- special conservation applications, etc.
The session welcomes contributions on conservation mortars for the restoration and rehabilitation of both historic and modern (20th century) structures and architectural monuments.

You may submit your abstract(s) online through the conference website, by the 15th of November 2018
Selected contributions will be invited to submit an extended full paper to a special issue of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage.

The HMC2019 conference will be held at the University of Navarra- Spain in June 2019.

To know more, download the pdf below or visit: website
Publication: Rome and the Legacy of Louis I. Kahn
by Elisabetta Barizza, Marco Falsetti, published by Routledge, 2018
DATE: 30/10/2018
Louis I. Kahn was one of the most influential architects, thinkers and teachers of his time. This book examines the important relationship between his work and the city of Rome, whose ancient ruins inspired in him a new design methodology. Structured into two main parts, the first includes personal essays and contributions from the architect’s children, writers and other designers on the experience and impact of his work. The second part takes a detailed look at Kahn’s residency in Rome, its effects on his thinking, and how his influence spread throughout Italy. It analyses themes directly linked to his architecture, through interviews with teachers and designers such as Franco Purini, Paolo Portoghesi, Giorgio Ciucci, Lucio Valerio Barbera and the architects of the Rome Group of Architects and City Planners (GRAU). Rome and the Legacy of Louis I. Kahn expands the current discourse on this celebrated twentieth-century architect, ideal for students and researchers interested in Kahn’s work, architectural history, theory and criticism.

To buy this book please visit: website
Publication: Conservation and Management Plan: The National Library of Kosovo
by Bekim Ramku, Nol Binakaj, Rand Eppich, published by Viprint, Prishtina, 2017
DATE: 29/10/2018
Conservation and Management Plan: The National Library of Kosovo was published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative.

This publication consists of a conservation management plan for Andrija Mutnjakovic´s National Library of Kosovo in Prishtina, Kosovo. As the Kosovo Architecture Foundation argues "It comes at a critical time for the health of the National Library as there are numerous systems such as the roof, windows, moisture protection and plumbing that are failing."

"This conservation plan is the result of a large and dedicated team of architects and students. For one year from August 2016 the extended KAF team explored, documented and assessed every corner of the library with the intent to discover its vulnerabilities. During the year the KAF team and its collaborators, while producing this document have undertaken a Rapid Condition Assessment report, a workshop with young professionals and students of architecture, a documentary, an exhibition, a specialized tour of the Library, as well as produced the application fiche designating the Library part of the Permanent Protection List of Cultural Monuments in Kosovo."

To download the PDF version in English, please visit: website
Sydney Opera House - 45th Anniversary
Sydney Opera House, by Jørn Utzon, Sydney, Australia, 1956
DATE: 20/10/2018
Saturday 20th October was the 45th anniversary of one of the world´s most iconic buildings: the Sydney Opera House. The result of a UIA-endorsed competition in 1956, the Sydney Opera House has since become the youngest UNESCO World Heritage Site and today plays host to 11 million visitors a year. Constructed by about 10, 000 workers from 90 different countries, it is a building that epitomises diversity. Now at the mid-point of its 10-year renewal programme, the Opera House has achieved accessibility for all and a 75% cut in power consumption. The UIA pays its own tribute to this flagship UIA competition winner with a series of interviews and statements from people whose lives are entwined with it.
Happy birthday, Sydney Opera House. 
Call for papers: Architecture for Museums. Ra. Revista de Arquitectura
Number 21, 2019 Ra. Revista de Arquitectura
DATE: 14/2/2019
Ra. Revista de Arquitectura, was created as a supplement to Re. Revista de Edificación, a School of Architecture periodical.

It is regarded as a forum for the expression of study results and academic debate concerning the key areas of interest in architecture and urban spaces that are inherent in the university vision by regarding them as cultural realities of undeniable importance and impact and as objects for careful consideration, study and research.

It intended to serve as a channel, especially for the intellectual output of the departments of Theory and History, Urban Design and Architectural Projects, although it is open to articles and contributions from other institutions.

It fosters a perception of architecture that does not lose track of its cultural dimension by establishing just one limitation from the outset: avoiding the practice of publishing current projects and initiatives in the field of design and building.

The Guest Editor and the Scientific Committee are calling for contributions (see the editorial guidelines) in English or Spanish from architects and scholars up until 14 February 2019. 
Proposals will be judged on their diversity and the speculative nature of their approach. Examples of potential subjects are listed below:
The architect as curator; curatorship as an autonomous practice; curatorship as a political practice; the exhibition as a form of research; archives and display; from curatorship to design to construction; exhibiting as teaching strategy; types of exhibitions; the museum as a speculative realm; museum, heterotopia and architecture.

To know more, please visit: website
Research grant under the Project “Female Architects in Portugal: Building visibility, 1942-1986”
12th - 23rd November 2018, CIEG, ISCSP, University of Lisbon
DATE: 12/11/2018
It is available an application period for the attribution of one Research Grant (BI) from November 12 to 23, 2018, under the project PTDC/ART-DAQ/32388/2017, “Female architects in Portugal: building visibility, 1942-1986”, developed in the Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies (CIEG), of the Institute for Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP) of the University of Lisbon (ULisboa), funded by FCT/MCTES, through national funds and, when applicable, co-financed by FEDER, under the partnership agreement PT2020.

To know more, please visit: website
Conference: Arquitectura e Património: sem redoma de vidro [Architecture and Heritage: without a glass flask]
25th October 2018, Auditorium Fernando Távora, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 25/10/2018
This past October 25th, another edition of the conference cycle organised by the Marques da Silva Foundation took place in Porto.
This year the architect and professor Nuno Valentim was challenged by the Foundation to discuss the question: What is the contribution of architecture towards heritage?
The conference was entitled Arquitectura e Património: sem redoma de vidro [Architecture and Heritage: without a glass flask].

To know more please visit: website
Publication: Barcelona Rationalism Route - 1930´s Architecture and the GATCPAC Group
published by Institut del Paisatge Urbà i la Qualitat de Vida, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Barcelona, 2018
DATE: 24/10/2018
This is the most comprehensive guide for discovering the legacy of Rationalist architecture in Barcelona. Focused on the pioneers of this style in Catalonia that came together in the legendary GATCPAC group, it also incorporates the works of other avant-garde architects of the late 1920’s and 30’s. This was a period of feverish creativity which showcased the political commitment of architects involved in socially progressive projects. A movement that was cut short and disbanded by the fascist Franco regime at the end of the Spanish Civil War.

The Barcelona Rationalism Route features 68 sites, from family homes and apartment blocks to office buildings, including the very first ´skyscrapers´ of the city. It invites you to discover the most emblematic works of the period, as well as revolutionary projects for public health, education and housing. 

With maps and practical information for each building, the Route is organised in nine walks designed for a pleasant and intriguing journey of discovery around the streets of Barcelona.

Author: Tate Cabré (texts)
Photographies: Lluís Casals and other authors
Publisher: Institut del Paisatge Urbà i la Qualitat de Vida, Ajuntament de Barcelona
Languages available: Catalan, Spanish, English


To order the book, please visit: Website
Keeping It Modern Grants
2018 Getty Foundation Announcement
DATE: 11/10/2018
The Getty Foundation today announced more than $1.7 million in architectural conservation grants dedicated to eleven significant 20th century buildings as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. The 2018 grants once again span the globe and include the first grants awarded to buildings in Cuba, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, and Ireland, as well as well-known landmarks such as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

Since its inception in 2014, Keeping It Modern has supported 54 national and international conservation projects that collectively address the importance of research and planning for the preservation of modern architectural heritage. The eleven projects selected to receive funding this year include:

• The National Schools of Art of Havana, Cuba
(architects: Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti and Roberto Gottardi)

• Rashid Karami International Fairground, Tripoli, Lebanon
(architect: Oscar Niemeyer)

• Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
(architect: Eero Saarinen)

• History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
(architects: Boris Magaš, Edo Šmidihen and Radovan Horvat)

• Chess Palace and Alpine Club, Tbilisi, Georgia
(architects: Vladimir Aleksi-Meskhishvili and Germane Gudushauri)

• Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California
(architect: Louis Kahn)

• St. Brendan’s Community School, Birr, Ireland
(architects: Peter and Mary Doyle)

• Technische Universiteit Delft Auditorium, Netherlands
(architects: Johannes van den Broek and Jaap Bakema)

• School of Mathematics at the Università degli Studi di Roma, Rome, Italy
(architect: Gio Ponti)

• Collegi Universitari at the Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy
(architect: Giancarlo De Carlo)

• Engineering Building at the University of Leicester, England
(architects: James Stirling and James Gowan)

The Getty Foundation also recently launched the Keeping It Modern Report Library, which includes completed technical reports from 20 grant projects that are free to download and can be used by practitioners in the field or anyone interested in cultural heritage preservation.

To know more about the Keeping It Modern Report Library visit: Website

To know more about this project, please download the PDF below.
Exhibition: Housing. Frankfurt Wien Stockholm
18th September 2018 - 2nd November 2019, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Project Room SG 294.22, Lausanne, Switzerland
DATE: 2/11/2018
The exhibition “HOUSING. Frankfurt Wien Stockholm” focuses on housing policies implemented during the inter-war period, which represent the key topics of two research projects and the teaching activity carried out at the LCC - Laboratory of Construction and Conservation, a part of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland.
This exhibition presents three European cities which played a fundamental role in this specific regard: Frankfurt, Vienna and Stockholm. 

These are well documented experiences from a historical viewpoint that, however, show many shortcomings as far as the architectural analysis concerned. The examples sum up simultaneously the social dynamics, the cultural milieu, as well as the adopted intentions and political program in order to come up with an effective answer to the housing question.
The exhibition aims to display the existing variety, both morphologically and typologically wise, through a selection of remarkable examples. Frankfurt, Vienna and Stockholm equally illustrate different ways of designing the collective space, that is the intermediary space in-between the communal and private, which is a crucial feature of the "living together".

"HOUSING. Frankfurt Wien Stockholm" was curated by LCC - Laboratory of Construction and Conservation (under the supervision of the head of the Lab, Professor Luca Ortelli), and the exhibition opening was marked by a lecture addressed by Professor Bruno Marchand, September 18th.

To know more, please visit: website
Call for papers: Symposium on Safety in Heritage
Deadline for entries: 15th December 2018
DATE: 9/5/2019
The International Scientific Symposium on Safety in Heritage will take place in Madrid on the 7th, 8th and 9th of May, 2019. 

The Symposium will focus on safety in cultural assets, paying special attention to visitors, and will have as speakers prestigious architects and theorists in the field of heritage intervention such as Glenn Boornazian, Joäo Carrilho da Graça, Jose María Ezquiaga, Gunny Harboe, Ward Miller, Pedro Salmerón, Ana Tostões and Antoine Wilmering.

The three-day symposium will focus on 3 thematics:
Thematic Area 1 – 7th of May 2019
“Recovering the value of the site by providing safety”

Thematic Area 2 – 8th of May 2019
“Rehabilitation techniques and processes to improve safety”

Thematic Area 3 – 9th of May 2019
“Legal aspects and safety policies”

The deadline for the Call for papers is 15th December 2018
To know more about the Call for Papers and the symposium check the PDF below or visit: website
Competition: Archi´bois
8th November 2018, L’ENSA Paris-Val de Seine, France
DATE: 8/11/2018
The Fond Archimbaud pour l’Homme et la Forêt and the National School of Architecture Paris-Val de Seine
launched Archi´bois, the first competition of ideas thought out for architecture, engineering and landscape
students, honoring wood as a building material.

The first edition will be on the theme « Prendre de la hauteur » - "Getting high". It is a challenge for future
architects: to combine wood and high-rise construction in an urban setting. While wood is now increasingly
popular in housing projects but also offices, a challenge remains to be met: the construction of a building high
up honoring this material.

Important dates:

Launch of the competition: Thursday, 8th November 2018, at 18h, l’ENSA Paris-Val de Seine

Deadline for applications: Friday, 31st January 2019, at 12h

The programme and further details about the event can be found here. [French Website]
Exhibition: Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 cycle
19th October - 28th October 2018, Kosovo Museum, Kosovo
DATE: 28/10/2018
The "Aga Khan Award for Architecture" 2016 cycle exhibition opened last Friday October the 19th at the Kosovo Museum. 
The exhibition presents the 19 shortlisted projects among which a project by a Kosovar architect as well as the winning ones by the likes of Zaha Hadid Architects and Bjarke Ingels.

The curator and the director of the Awards, Mr. Farrokh Derakhshani, has written a preface about the exhibition.

"The Aga Khan Award for Architecture focuses on processes of change in parts of the world where the built environment is undergoing rapid transformation, at times with dire consequences. 
Over the last four decades the Award has sought to understand the nature of this change and to have an impact on design and building in the hope of creating a better quality of life for the people who inhabit these environments. 
To this end, it recognizes exemplary projects and shares the lessons they offer with all those who play a role in this endeavor - architects, planners, government agencies, clients and, above all, the final users of the buildings. 
Each three-year cycle of the Award involves an exhaustive search for innovative solutions and positive achievements which highlight the significant contribution that architecture can make towards shaping and improving our lives.

From the outset the award has made both the architectural profession and the wider public aware of a broad new approach to what constitutes architecture. 
The 15 projects selected in the very first 1977-80 cycle engaged with a wide range of issues, from conservation to slum upgrading, and embraced traditional as well as new designs. 
Works by both emerging architectural talents and established practices were celebrated alongside the efforts of clients and builders. Together, these projects spoke of the plurality of societies in countries where Muslims have a significant presence, from Indonesia to Morocco.

This pluralist approach has been pursued by successive independent Master Juries, responding to diverse concerns identified by a rotating Steering Committee for each triennal Award Cycle.  The Chairman of the Steering Committee is His Highness the Aga Khan, who established the Award in 1977 to recognize architecture´s primary role in improving the quality of life in fast-changing Muslim society.

One of the most pressing aspects of such change is the movement of peoples far from their homelands.  Sometimes forced, sometimes voluntary, this mass migration - from rural to urban areas, of from one country or continent to another - has given traditionally mono-cultural societies a new character shaped by multilayered identities. But it has also posed challenges. How do you create a sense of cohesion in a disparate population? How do you draw new communities into the public sphere, facilitate their engagement with civil society? The Aga Khan Award for Architecture confronts such issues head on, showcasing projects of excellence that address the aspirations of these communities. 

The aim of this exhibition is to share the findings of the 13th Award Cycle, spanning from 2014 to 2016. 
Among hundreds of nominations the Master July reviewed 348 projects from 69 countries and shortlisted 19 of these for in-depth inspection and expert review. From this shortlist six projects were then selected to share the prize money of 1,000,000 USD.
Both the Award recipients and the shortlisted projects propose creative solutions to some of the most relevant issues facing architecture today. While different in scale and approach, all of the projects are part of their contexts and enhance the sense of belonging in their communities. 
What emerged from the many nominations received, and most notable from the 19 projects featured in this exhibition, is a sense of what can be achieved when architects and clients work collaboratively, combining their forces in a conscious effort to improve the built environment and the everyday lives of people. "

To know more please visit: website

Publication: matières 14
by Bruno Marchand, Roberto Gargiani, Jacques Lucan, Luca Ortelli and Martin Steinmann (eds.); published by PPUR, Lausanne, 2018
DATE: 19/10/2018
"L’œuvre et le temps, le temps à l’œuvre" is the theme of the Dossier of the 14th issue of matières. Voluntarily vast, this theme naturally translates into multiple angles of approach. In this perspective, the extension of monuments, the paradoxical forms adopted by collective dwellings between 1968 and 1973, and the reproducibility of Le Corbusier´s model of the "Unité d’habitation" are all examined.

Additionally to these variations of the link between time and work, the durability of stone - as a building material - as well as a reflection on the critical receptivity of a building are also topics approached.

This issue brings together different topics such as: the building site of Michelucci’s church on the highway, the work of the artist Isa Genzken, the genesis of Banham´s New Brutalism book and a visit to Berlin. While the Archives section explores the projects of architects Paul Cottancin, Eduard Lanz and Erik Gunnar Asplund.

To buy this book: website
Open Calls: Student Workshop Missing Knowledge
Submission Deadline: 18th October; Workshop: 22nd October - 15th November 2018
DATE: 18/10/2018
We are glad to announce an open call for an online student workshop Missing Knowledge (On Forgotten Monuments), which will be part of a supporting program of international forum “Creating Concrete Utopia, Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948 – 1980”, organized by Center for Cultural Decontamination (CZKd). The workshop is organized in cooperation with Architcetuul and the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade.

How were the monuments commemorating the National Liberation War in former Yugoslavia built? Are they political or art projects? Why do they look as they do? What are their architectural values? How do they communicate with the landscape? How do they communicate with me? Why are they a hot topic today?

The workshop is conceived as an online course for students of architecture in the period between October 22 - November 15. The three-week online informal academic course will be followed by a final presentation of the results at the Center for Cultural Decontamination during the International Forum “Creating a Concrete Utopia, Architecture of Yugoslavia 1948-1980” on November 15. 
The aim of the workshop is to develop an understanding of the complexity of the commemorative art of the National Liberation War of SFR of Yugoslavia, as well as broadening its common knowledge base. This type of cooperation with regional students of architecture raises the question of the meaning and understanding of historical monuments today and offers the possibility of creating a shared knowledge of the common architectural and artistic heritage by combining different research techniques (drawing, model / text, text, photography, film, vr, etc.)
The ultimate product of the workshop is an online knowledge base through the process of researching "missing knowledge”. The acquired knowledge will be globally distributed through Architectuul.

Application details:
Deadline: October 18
Application method: By sending a motivation letter (up to 400 words) and a graphic appendix representing a personal view on topic Forgotten monuments (on 1 A4 page) To: ForgottenMonumentsYU@gmail.com
About the project:
The International Forum "Creating a concrete utopia: Architecture of Yugoslavia, 1948 - 1980” will gather authors and associates of the exhibition of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York: “Towards a concrete utopia: Architecture of Yugoslavia, 1948-1980” from November 12 - 15 in the Center for Cultural Decontamination (Birčaninova 21). 

Photo by Milan Ravić

For more information about the workshop: website

For more information about the project: Website
Publication Launch: Luis Barragán: Search and Creativity
6th October 2018, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico
DATE: 6/10/2018
La Casa Luis Barragán cordially invites you to the launch of the English edition of Louise Noelle´s monographic study - Luis Barragán: Search and Creativity - taking place October 6, 2018 at noon.

The book was published as Centerline 13, by the Center of American Architecture and Design and the O´Neil Ford Chair at the University of Texas at Austin.

Editors: Wilfried Wang and Carsten Krohn.
Photographer: Alberto Moreno Guzmán.
With a presentation by Renato González Melo, the author and the editors.

Venue:
Casa Luis Barragán, General Francisco Ramírez 12, Col. Amplianción Daniel Garza 11840, Miguel Hidalgo, CDMX

Image: Alberto Moreno Guzmán, Casa Gilardi
Design: Victoria Knabe
Publication: Saša J. Mächtig: Systems, Structures, Strategies
by Maja Vardjan (Editor), published by MAO Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, 2016
DATE: 1/10/2018
Saša J. Mächtig is one of the most prominent creative forces in Slovenian industrial design. His best-known and most influential work is Kiosk K67, whose modular design and complex system of elements represents the very essence both of his larger design philosophy and practice. Mächtig’s approach is systemic, with individual products and design strategies consistently conceived as part of a wider system that can develop, grow and change. According to him, urban space should not be furnished with individual, self-sufficient objects, but should instead offer open systems of flexible structures to create active areas that facilitate daily rituals, exchange of information and the participation of all. The publication reflects Mächtig’s systemic thought, interdisciplinary work, concept designs and end products, while showcasing the process of creation, from first concepts and project variations to extensive research, testing in public space and marketing campaigns.

To buy this book: Website
Congress: Affordable Housing. The 20th Century Legacy.
6th - 8th May 2019, FAUP - Fernando Távora Auditorium and Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 8/5/2019
Mapping Public Housing is a project carried out within Atlas da Casa [AdC], one of the seven research groups of Center for Architecture and Urban Studies [CEAU] at Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto [FAUP].

The aim of the project is to identify the public programs and their spatial concretizations: estates, collective buildings or single-family houses.
In order to establish a processual, contextual, comparative and interpretative study, it is intended to analyse the documental archives of the entities of promotion and tutelage of public housing in Portugal. This approach will enable the setting of a narrative with several purposes:
  • Establishing a relation between public housing programmes and political and legal contexts;
  • Identifying construction systems and housing types;
  • Understanding social policies;
  • and Georeferencing urban contexts in which the initiatives are inscribed.
Now, AdC is organizing an International Congress to be held in Porto, from the 6th to the 8th of May 2019. 

Theme
International Conference: Affordable Housing. The 20th Century Legacy.
What future? Challenges and opportunities

Topics
1. Colonising Territories, Conquering Wills: Housing as political weapon.

The first half of the 20th century witnessed the rise of fascist and authoritarian movements across the world. At the same time, housing for working classes, previously seen as a social instrument with hygienist purposes, became a topic of political interest. The growth of the labour movement and of the demand for a state response to the lack of housing pressured governments to produce housing massively and quickly to appease voters and suppress social uprisings. This section of the conference focuses on the use of housing as a political instrument in varying political contexts, from the first experiences in democratic regimes and welfare states to the multiple versions of authoritarianism that marked the century.

2. The Social Dimension of the Housing Problem. The Society and Cities reorganization in modernity context.
Table coordinator | Virgílio Borges Pereira

Although frequently repeated, the statements that highlight the problematic nature of the relation that societies establish with housing, as well as its definition as a social construct, not always give origin to actively reflexive analyses about the collective and political configurations underlying the genesis of these processes. Convening the study of the relations that are established between modalities of housing structuration, different social groups and State’s action, this section of the conference invites scholars to specify those relations and to reflexively put into perspective the socio-political tensions inscribed in the reorganization, through housing, of modern societies.

3. Housing Buildings as typo-morphological laboratories during the 20th century.
Table coordinator | Gisela Lameira

In Portugal, as in other countries, the single-family housing model remained a preference for most initiatives of state-provided housing until very late in the 20th century. Nevertheless, multifamily housing in the urban context became prevalent in large and important cities such as Lisbon and Porto.  Between the early 1910s and the late 1970s, this reality brought about the emergence of multiple types of housing buildings, carried out by different types of promoters, such as private individuals, real estate developers, and public and cooperative housing initiatives, the latter being more constrained at an economic level. On this specific subject, the state-subsidized and municipal housing initiatives, the purpose of this session is to discuss the main characteristics of the public housing programmes in different urban, economic and political contexts across the world, in terms of housing models, focusing on the transition from the single-family house model to the multi-family housing block.

4. The Challenge of a new time. Preservation or Transformation of State-Subsidized housing Architecture.
Table coordinator | Luciana Rocha

Throughout the twentieth century, the architecture of domestic space has undergone successive transformations. The internal organization of housing (spaces, uses and functions) progressively adapts to new requirements such as hygiene habits or comfort and also important social changes. In this sense, the main goal of this session is to reflect on the adaptability of state-subsidized housing architecture to the current requirements of contemporary dwellings. Therefore, the purpose is twofold: in the one hand, to take into consideration the main characteristics of these types of housing sets regarding long-term maintenance; on the other hand, to analyse the effective consequences of property transfer from the public to the private domain with respect to the maintenance of the buildings and to establish a relationship between the type of property and the transformation of the building units.

Venues
FAUP - Fernando Távora Auditorium and Casa da Música, Porto

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Call for Papers: Educational Architecture – Education, Heritage, Challenges
Deadline for entries: 30th November 2018
DATE: 8/5/2019
We are pleased to invite you to participate in a three-day international conference Educational Architecture - Education, Heritage, Challenges that will be held in Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 6-8, 2019.

This international conference is organised by a group of researchers from the University of Lisbon and the University of Coimbra, Portugal, under the scope of the research project ´Atlas of School Architecture in Portugal – Education, Heritage and Challenges´, funded by FCT, the agency that supports research into science and technology in Portugal.

Educational Architecture – Education, Heritage and Challenges is intended to be a forum for discussing the most recent innovations, trends and concerns in this area, as well as the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the planning and design of new and existing child-centred educational environments. It will discuss the current challenges and requirements faced by educational environments, focusing on different perspectives and scales of analysis, such as the role of the educational space within the local urban fabric, its impact on the local community, and the design of informal and formal educational spaces (spatial, functional and environmental quality; spatial organisation; furniture and equipment; etc.). It will also provide an interdisciplinary platform for leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholarship holders, as well as for educators, practitioners and, policymakers from different geographies and backgrounds, who will enjoy opportunities for discussion and mutual understanding, in the pursuit of common research goals.

The aim of this three-day conference – Educational Architecture – Education, Heritage, Challenges is to provide a forum for knowledge sharing in order to understand:

1) where specific individual and collective visions/policies originate from. Do they come from architects, pedagogues, head teachers or politicians?

2) design strategies, trends, values and problems, whose different experiences can inform current challenges. 


The deadline for submitting a paper presentation to the conference is November 30, 2018.

We look forward to meeting you in Lisbon, next May.

You can find all the information on this conference here .
Exhibition: Scripts for a new world: Film storyboards by Alessandro Poli
21th September 2018 - 20th January 2019, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Canada
DATE: 20/1/2019
Starting September 20, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents Scripts for a new world: Film storyboards by Alessandro Poli. Curated by CCA Chief Curator Giovanna Borasi, the exhibition explores how different preparatory elements of film—images, storyboards, scripts, and audio—generated a new language for architecture in the work of Italian architect, designer, and artist Alessandro Poli.

On display in the CCA’s Octagonal gallery are storyboard and collage elements from several of Poli’s projects, offering insights into the use of film as a design tool, and contributing to ongoing discussions on how to narrate ideas about architecture in an increasingly visual and image-dependent culture.

Scripts for a new world shows visitors to the CCA how the moving image was used to visualize radical interpretations of everyday life and future trajectories of architecture taken to their extremes—visions that more traditional, rigid, or static architectural tools could not achieve.

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Photo Credits: Superstudio. Collage of a woman standing in front of an ironing board with articles of clothing and other domestic objects around her, over an infinite grid surface, demonstrating how the grid replaces all three-dimensional architecture and integrates scenes of daily life, 1972.  Alessandro Poli fonds, CCA. © Archivio Superstudio
Call for Sessions and Roundtables: EAHN2020
Deadline for entries: 31st December 2018
DATE: 13/6/2020
The Call for Sessions and Roundtables for European Architectural History Network (EAHN 2020) is now open!

EAHN2020 takes place in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, UK, from 10th to 13th June, 2020. The venue is the University of Edinburgh, and the conference takes full advantage of the university, and the city’s numerous architectural sites.

In accordance with EAHN´s mission, the meeting aims to increase the visibility of the discipline of architectural history, to foster transnational, interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment, and to facilitate the exchange of research in the field. 

EAHN is a European organisation, but its intellectual scope is global, and the meeting welcomes proposals on any architectural historical topic. As well as topics on any aspect of the built environment, proposals on landscape and urban history are also very welcome, along with proposals dealing with the theories, methodologies and historiographies of architectural history.

Proposals are sought in two basic formats: (1) a session, and (2) a roundtable debate. A session should consist of 4-5 paper presentations, with a respondent, and time for dialogue and discussion at the end. A roundtable debate should be organised as a discussion between panel members, and the format would suit topics of particular urgency, or contemporary relevance. Roundtables should also aim to activate audience discussion as far as possible. Sessions and roundtables may be chaired by more than one person.

The deadline for all proposals is 31 December 2018. 

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Call for Papers: Built Heritage Conservation in the Rural Vitalization BHS2019
Deadline for Abstracts: 9th October, 2018
DATE: 22/4/2019
The 2nd International Conference on Built Heritage Studies (BHS2019), will be held in Tongji University from April 19th to 22nd, in 2019.
The Conference is being organized by College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University and Academic Committee of Urban and Rural Built Heritage-ASC. And its topic will be "Built Heritage Conservation in the Rural Vitalization".

Papers are now being accepted! 
The deadline of submission of abstract is October 9 , 2018.

More details please visit the website.
Session: Cinco dedos de uma mão [Five Fingers of a hand]
28th September 2018, Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 28/9/2018
Cinco dedos de uma mão [Five Fingers of a hand]:
This Session will take as a starting point the project developed by Architect Raúl Hestnes Ferreira for Escola de Benfica [School of Benfica].

The Foundation Marques da Silva has recently recieved a donation of the assets of Raúl Hestnes Ferreira, which has strengthened the purpose of this session. Taking advantage of the program of European Heritage Days 2018, this subject will be discussed as well.

Free entrance, subject to the space limitation. 

This session will count with Alexandra Saraiva, architect and investigator of the work of Raúl Hestnes Ferreira; Anselmo Canha, designer, musician, investigator and professor; Manuel Esperança, teacher and Dean of Escola de Benfica; and Nuno Markl, comedian, writer, alumni. 

Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva, September 28, 18h30

To know more: website [Portuguese]
Exhibition: Europas Beste Bauten - European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture
Until 22nd October 2018, Architekturzentrum Wien, Austria
DATE: 22/10/2018
The EU Mies Award 2017 exhibition is travelling across Europe to disseminate and acknowledge quality architecture. After being in Barcelona, Brussels, Heerlen and Warsaw reaches a new venue on its itinerancy at AzW in Vienna, Austria.

Videos, images and models of the Winning project, DeFlat Kleiburg in Amsterdam, by NL architects and XVW Architectuur and the Emerging Architect Winner, Navez social housing in Brussels by MSA/V+ as well as the finalists Kannikegården, Ely Court, The Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Katyn Museum and 40 shortlisted. The works are displayed according to the urban fabric where they are located: Exo-urban, Periphery, Consolidated and Historic Centre; the parts that construct for this exhibition an imaginary "City of 40".

This exhibition is supplemented by a presentation of the 18 nominated projects with Austrian participants and also comes with other interesting related events and features:

Guided tours: 6, 10, 20 October.
Lecture: 10 October Kamiel Klaasse, NL Architects, Amsterdam.
Workshop: 13 October build models inspired by the projects.

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Summer School: Laboratorio Nervi
28th September – 3rd October 2018, Lecco Campus, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
DATE: 3/10/2018
Knowledge, restoration and valorisation of twentieth century architecture. Critical, structural, technological aspects
The Lecco Campus of the Politecnico di Milano welcomes this year the first Summer School of the Laboratorio Nervi. Inspired by the work of the great Italian designer and builder Pier Luigi Nervi (Sondrio, June 21st 1891 - Rome, January 9th 1979), the Laborato-rio Nervi is being developed as a centre for study and analysis on the great issues of knowledge and conservation as well as restoration and valorisation of the twentieth century architecture.
As for 2018, the Laboratorio Nervi Summer School will explore all these themes focusing on the critical, structural and techno-logical aspects, within the framework of the European year of cultural heritage.

For more information: Website
Exhibition: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Guadalajara, Mexico, 1930-1970
5th - 19th September 2018, School of Architecture at the University of Texas, Austin, US
DATE: 19/9/2018
The Modern Movement in Guadalajara
Between 1930 and the early 1970s, Guadalajara produced some noteworthy examples of an austere architecture without stylistic pretentions and with an emphasis on the sense of space and functionality. The increasing use of reinforced concrete in construction replaced the traditional techniques of wood, adobe, and stone. The Modern Movement in Guadalajara gathers the works of three generations of architects and engineers who transformed the urban image of the city with buildings reflecting the new visions of architecture that had developed in Europe during the first three decades of the twentieth century, with intuition of making works of their time with international technology, with manufacture and artistic local expresions.

In this exhibition curated by Mónica del Arenal, visitors are invited to explore the Midcentury Modern movement in Guadalajara, Mexico, through 56 photographs.

The opening reception took place September 5 in the Mebane Gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Mebane Gallery is located on the ground floor of Goldsmith Hall on the UT Austin campus.

´Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Guadalajara, Mexico (1930-1970)´ was first presented at the Museo de Guadalajara, in 2014, and it will now start to travel the US. The next known venue is San Antonio, Texas.

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Publication: Aesthetics and Technology in Building. The Twenty-First-Century Edition
Cristiana Chiorino, Elisbetta Margiotta Nervi, and Thomas Leslie, eds. Pier Luigi Nervi, Aesthetics and Technology in Building (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2018).
DATE: 6/9/2018
Rome, Italy - The selection of Italian engineer and master builder Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) to present the 1961 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures in Poetry at Harvard University was a breathtaking moment in the history of engineering and architecture. Often called a "poet in concrete" for his stunning, web-like roof structures and evocative, curving concrete structures, Nervi represented the growing optimism around technology and design in the postwar era.

In four lectures, the designer and builder of internationally acclaimed arenas for the 1960 Rome Olympics covered the history of building, showing how art and science had found common ground in construction dating back to Greek and Roman constructors.  He demonstrated how he, in turn, had been able with just a small crew of laborers to build some of the world´s largest concrete structures, using simple prefabricated elements to build up his richly patterned designs.  And he offered guidance for future architects and students, suggesting that they look to aviation and industrial design to find new principles for a new era of construction.

Nervi published his lectures in 1965, as an elegantly illustrated book titled Aesthetics and Technology in Building.  After more than fifty years, his words and images are now available in a new, critical edition of this ground-breaking book. Published by the University of Illinois Press, Aesthetics and Technology in Building: The Twenty-First Century Editionincludes Nervi´s original lectures and illustrations, along with new essays by contemporary scholars that put his words in context, showing how these talks summarized his career at a key point in his international development and how his work related to movements in engineering and architecture at the time.  Italian architect Roberto Einaudi, who served as Nervi´s translator for the lectures and the original book, has contributed the definitive history of how these lectures came to be, and how the original book captured this important moment.

Nervi´s work has seen a resurgence in scholarship in the last decade, with traveling exhibitions, symposia, and a new monograph, published by University of Illinois Press in 2017, titled Beauty´s Rigor: Patterns of Production in the Work of Pier Luigi Nervi.  That study´s author, Thomas Leslie, joined Elisabetta Margiotta Nervi of the Pier Luigi Nervi Research and Knowledge Management Project and noted Nervi scholar Cristiana Chiorino of the Politechnico di Torinoto edit the new edition of Aesthetics and Technology in Building.

"Interest in Nervi has never been higher," noted Leslie.  "But his work has not always been deeply understood.  His powerful forms and richly patterned domes were never willful—they emerged from very stringent attention to fabrication and construction processes."  Nervi´s dual role, as both design engineer and constructor, meant that his structures responded to rigorous structural and economic analysis.  

Co-editor Cristiana Chiorino adds, "in 2009, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Nervi, we started a complex critical review of his work that resulted in an exhibition that was an extraordinary success from Australia to the United States to South America, demonstrating the relevance of its structural thinking. His approach can offer a significant contribution and new hints to the present debate on the role of formal inventiveness in the design of structures and, in a broader perspective, to the dialogue between architecture and engineering."

Aesthetics and Technology in Building captured the imagination of the architectural and engineering professions in the 1960s, but the elegant visions and cultural argument it made for engineering as a profoundly humanist activity is powerfully relevant today.  "Although modern and almost futuristic in his vision," notes Elisabetta Margiotta Nervi of the Pier Luigi Research and Knowledge Management Project, "Pier Luigi Nervi can be considered the last Italian master builder, who summarized and sublimated a great architectonic legacy. His attention to every aspect of the building process and ethical use of techniques and materials appeals to the contemporary sensitivity, anticipating the sustainable architecture of today."

With an afterword by renowned French scholar Joseph Abram and critical contributions by Roberto Einaudi, Gabriele Neri and Alberto Bologna. New photographs of Pier Luigi Nervi´s buildings by Hans Christian Schink.

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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]
1st october – 20th November 2018, Biblioteca Associação Portuguesa Amigos dos Castelos, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 20/11/2018
Organization by:
ASSOCIAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DOS AMIGOS DOS CASTELOS
ARQUIVO MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA
FUNDAÇÃO CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN
CIDEHUS.UÉ – CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE HISTÓRIA, CULTURAS E SOCIEDADES DA UNIVERSIDADE DE ÉVORA
FCT – FUNDAÇÃO PARA A CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA

Theme:
Architecture is one of the most defining and determining activities of the history and identity of a city.
Take for example the transition period from the 19th to the 20th century, this reality is particularly evident in Lisbon from the mid-twenties of the last century until today, characterized by an extraordinary variety of architectural styles. Significant projets and architects have been able to somehow shape this period and this city, namely Jorge Segurado (1898-1990), Francisco Keil do Amaral (1910-1975), Ruy Jervis d´ Athouguia (1917-2006), Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-2016) and Nuno Portas (1934-), Raúl Hestnes Ferreira (1931-2018), Álvaro Siza Vieira (1933-), Tomás Taveira (1938-) and Gonçalo Byrne (1941-).

For the duration of eight seminars, very different and relevant projects in the municipality of Lisbon will be studied and interpreted, from the mentioned period, which, as a whole, have contributed decisively to a better understanding of Architecture in Portugal. The proposed “itinerary” will go through the most iconic buildings in Lisbon, between the 30´s and the present.

These seminars are preceded by the opening session, which presents the architectural spoils found in the Lisbon Municipal Archive and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Registration Deadline: 27th September

Location:
The course will be held at the headquarters of Associação Portuguesa dos Amigos dos Castelos (the Portuguese Association of Friends of Castles), at the library:
Biblioteca dos Amigos dos Castelos, Rua Barros Queirós, n.º 20, 1.º Esq, Lisbon.

Dates:
Opening Session - October 1st
Seminars - 02, 09, 16, 23 and 30 October and 06, 13 and 20 November 2018, from 18h00 to 19h30.

Course Structure
Opening Session (October 1st)
PART I - The architectural assets of the Lisbon Municipal Archive
Dr. Helena Neves (Head of the Lisbon Municipal Archive Division)

PART II - The architectural spools of the Library of Art and Archives of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Mestre Ana Barata (Librarian of the Library of Art and Archives of FCG)

Session I (October 2): Jorge Segurado (1898-1990)
Prof. Doctor José Manuel Fernandes (FAUL and CIAUD-UL)

Session II (October 9): Francisco Keil do Amaral (1910-1975)
Prof. Doctor José Manuel Fernandes (FAUL and CIAUD-UL)

Session III (16 October): Ruy Jervis d´Athouguia (1917-2006)
Prof. Doutora Graça Correia (FAUP and FCATI-ULP)

Session IV (October 23): Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-2016) and Nuno Portas (1934-)
Prof. Doctor Nuno Grande (DARQ / FCTUC and CES-UC)

Session V (October 30): Raúl Hestnes Ferreira (1931-2018)
Prof. Doctor João Vieira Caldas (Superior Technical Institute of the University of Lisbon and CITUA)

Session VI (November 6): Álvaro Siza Vieira (1933-)
Prof. Doctor Jorge Nunes (FAUL and CIAUD-UL)

Session VII (November 13): Tomás Taveira (1938-)
Prof. Doctor Jorge Figueira (DARQ / FCTUC and CES-UC)

Session VIII (November 20): Gonçalo Byrne (1941-)
Prof. Ana Vaz Milheiro (FAUL, DINAMIA´CET-IUL and CEA-UP)

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Course: Old Cities, New Challenges 2018
29th September – 6th October 2018, Penang, Malaysia
DATE: 6/10/2018
Old Cities, New Challenges
A Course for Urban Conservation in Southeast Asia
September 29 – October 6, 2018
Penang, Malaysia

The Getty Conservation Institute is pleased to announce, Old Cities, New Challenges 2018 (OCNC18), the first in a new series of courses for urban conservation in Southeast Asia presented in collaboration with Think City.
OCNC18’s primary objective is to improve urban conservation practices in Southeast Asian cities by providing participants with a fuller understanding of conservation methodologies and effective, practical tools and techniques for the conservation of historic places in urban contexts. The curriculum for this course derives, in part, from the GCI´s previous courses in the region.

Course Content
The course will be highly interactive—formal presentations will be complemented by group discussions and exercises at historic sites in Penang. A values-based approach to heritage conservation will be emphasized. Participants will share their experiences regarding heritage conservation challenges in their respective cities.

Topics to be addressed include:
Examination of international approaches, including Historic Urban Landscape (HUL)
Documentation of tangible and intangible heritage assets, including cultural mapping
Defining cultural significance of historic places, resulting in a statement of significance
Heritage economics, related to cultural capital and sustainability
Infill development in historic areas
Goals, strategies and components of an urban conservation plan, resulting in participants’ drafting a plan for a specific site

Instructors
An experienced team of mentors will share their practical expertise related to the conservation of historic places in urban contexts, including:
David Logan, Architect; founder and partner of GML Heritage, Sydney, Australia
Laurence Loh, Architect; founder and principal of Arkitek LLA, Penang, Malaysia
Christian Ost, Heritage economist; professor, ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium
Janet Pillai, Sociologist; specialist in community participation and cultural mapping, Malaysia
Yongtanit Pimonsathean, Architect and urban planner; professor at Thammasat University, Thailand
Elizabeth Vines, Architect and adjunct professor, University of Hong Kong

Course Coordinator
Jeff Cody, Architectural historian and Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute

Eligibility
The course is designed for up to twenty-five mid-career professionals, including architects, urban planners, members of nongovernmental organizations, or those working in public or private practice, confronting conservation challenges within the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Language
The course language will be English.
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Intervention: Fifteen stones
27th September - 21st October 2018, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 21/10/2018
"The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Nordenhake Gallery invite you to "Fifteen stones (Ryoan-ji)" by Spencer Finch, an intervention at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.

Ryoan-ji, "The Temple of the Dragon at Peace", is located in Kyoto and this intervention evokes its famous karesansui (zen garden), which is considered to be one of the masterpieces of Japanese culture. On a surface of white gravel measuring 25x10m, almost the same dimensions as the pond of the Pavilion, fifteen stones are arranged in such a way that it is not possible to see them all at the same time, no matter the position of the observer. This abstract composition of stones in space that encourages meditation is open to interpretation, in the same way as Fifteen Stones.

"The Ryoanji Garden in Kyoto and the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona are two of my favorite places in the world. In spite of their many differences, to me they are incredibly similar, in terms of how they generate thought about being a human seeing and moving through space.
By dropping a version of Ryoanji into the reflecting pool of the Pavilion, by being able to see these two miracles of humanity next to each other, I am hoping that my brain will explode." Spencer Finch

27 September at 18:00 h opening with a conversation between Gary Hilderbrand, Marina Cervera (Landscape Biennial), Ivan Blasi (Fundació Mies van der Rohe), and the artist Spencer Finch."

More details: website
Robert Venturi (1925 - 2018)
Robert Venturi passed away on the 18th September 2018
DATE: 18/9/2018
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the American  architect, pioneer of Postmodernism, Robert Venturi, to his family and friends.

"Robert Venturi, famed-postmodernist and icon of American architecture, passed away Tuesday at the age of 93. Among Venturi’s many accolades were the 1991 Pritzker Prize, a Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects, and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects. He started his firm in 1964, running it with his partner and wife Denise Scott Brown from 1967 until 2012. His legacy lives on as the firm continues under the name VSBA (Venturi Scott Brown Associates).

The co-author of Learning From Las Vegas and Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, Venturi is widely credited with kickstarting the postmodernist movement and is one of the most important postmodern theorists of the 20th century. Through both their built work, academic output, and written texts Scott Brown and Venturi helped to spark a movement in architecture that broke through the hegemony of modernism which had prevailed for much of the 20th century.
In a statement made to Architect´s Newspaper, the Venturi family said:
“Robert Venturi, one of the world’s leading architects, has died at the age of 93. He passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday after a short illness. An expanded statement about Bob’s incredible life will be coming in the next few days. For now, Denise Scott Brown and James Venturi have asked that we respect their wishes for privacy while they grieve.”
Venturi was born June 25, 1925 in Philadelphia; the same city where he later attended university. It was at the University of Pennsylvania where he met Scott-Brown when they were both teaching there in 1960. 
Venturi was a proponent of more historic references in architecture, believing that modernism had stripped identity (both local and historic) from the urban fabric. Throughout his career, his work with VSBA reflected this viewpoint; the Vanna Venturi House, for example, is an abstracted and updated reference to the traditional American house typology.

Venturi officially retired from practice in 2012 due to old age; Scott Brown continues to practice at their firm which is now run under the direction of Daniel McCoubrey. Many of the office´s works have recently come under threat; the fate of his Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego has recently gone through a very public preservation battle and his Abrams House in Pittsburgh was torn down as recently as August 01 of this year."

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Publication: Konrad Wachsmann and the Grapevine Structure
Edited by Marianne Burkhalter and Christian Sumi, published by Park Books, 2018
DATE: 5/9/2018
German modernist architect Konrad Wachsmann (1901–80) had a career-spanning interest in construction processes—in particular the prefabrication of building components and their assembly within modular systems. In this respect, Wachsmann was a pioneer whose ideas and work paved the way for today´s industrialized construction.

Marianne Burkhalter and Christian Sumi synthesize years of careful research into a compelling look at this highly creative architect. At the core of the book is Wachsmann´s dynamic Grapevine Structure, a universal construction element developed with students during his tenure at the Chicago Institute of Design—part of what is today the Illinois Institute of Technology. The book also investigates Wachsmann´s Packaged House System, his relocatable hangars for the US Air Force, and, in particular, the Local Orientation Manipulator (LOM), developed with John Bollinger and Xavier Mendoza at the University of California, Los Angeles. Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler, and Hannes Mayer (Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich) revisit the LOM from a contemporary perspective where robotic fabrication processes have become increasingly common. The book also features an essay by Andreas Burkhalter on Wachsmann´s legendary knotted joints in the context of possible similar structures in the human brain, and a conversation by Marko Pogacnik with architects Hermann Czech and Friedrich Kurrent on Wachsmann´s lectures at the Salzburg Summer Academy.

Published to coincide with an exhibition on Konrad Wachsmann at the 2018 International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the book features rich illustrative material.

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Young Talent Architecture Award 2018
20th September 2018, Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy
DATE: 20/9/2018
YTAA is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of Creative Europe as an extension of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. It is organised in partnership with the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architects´ Council of Europe (ACE-CAE); and World Architects as a founding partner; the European Cultural Centre as a partner in Venice; sponsored by Jung and Jansen; and with the support of USM.

The Young Talent Architecture Award 2018 Exhibition, Awards Ceremony and Debate are a Collateral Event of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

The event will take place on Thursday, 20th September, at (Strada Nuova, 4391, 30121 Campo Santi Apostoli, Venice) from 14:00 to 18:00h. As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the debate will focus on "Heritage and architectural education" and "Heritage: transformation, reconstruction and reuse" and it will bring together the YTAA winners, participants from the Future Architecture Platform and other stakeholders. It is open to everybody who is interested in the architecture profession, its pluridisciplinarity and the dialogue between architects, policy-makers, students and representatives from other sectors.

The debate will be followed by the Young Talent Architecture Awards (YTAA) granting ceremony which will bring together the winners, the finalists, the jury members and those who make YTAA possible. After the ceremony at Palazzo Michiel, the cocktail will begin at 17:00 at Palazzo Mora.

To know more: Website
Publication: Invisible Cities - Machinami - Japanese urban landscape
by Pierre Jean Giloux, published by Zéro2 éditions, Nantes, with Solang Production, Paris, 2018
DATE: 9/9/2018
Pierre-Jean Giloux´s first monograph, the publication extends the eponymous video tetralogy inspired by the Japanese utopian architectural movement: Metabolism (1960-70).
The films of the Invisible Cities cycle are portraits of Japanese cities, superimposing filmed and photographed images of everyday, social and urban reality, with virtual images.
The book explores the links that connect four Japanese cities with a rich architectural past (Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto). This journey through Japan´s Megapolis traces the history of Japan and ends with the reconstruction of pavilions for the Osaka 70 Universal Exhibition and a virtual proposal for a smart city on the waters of Lake Biwa.
The metabolist utopia to which reference is constantly made in the work of Pierre Jean Giloux played a decisive role in the constitution of post-war Japanese cultural identity and had a notable influence on many contemporary architects.

Invisible Cities contains a good number of images, photographs or archives on the project, and gathers an interview with the artist, reflexive, critical and philosophical texts by authors, researchers and architects Elie During, Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Pierre Musso, Vincent Romany and Manuel Tardits.
Elie During, Ph.D. in Philosophy, teaches at Paris Nanterre, at the Paris School of Fine Arts and at the European Graduate School.
Ingrid Luquet-Gad, art critic, member of the AICA, in charge of the plastic arts section at the Inrocks. She conducted a unique interview with the artist.
Pierre Musso, Professor Emeritus of Information and Communication Sciences at Rennes 2 University and Telecom Paris Tech.
Vincent Romagny, art historian and exhibition curator, teaching at the Ensba in Lyon, Laureate and resident at Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto, at the same time as the artist.
Manuel Tardits, architect at the Mikan agency in Yokohama, professor at Meiji University in Tokyo. He collaborated on the development of the smart city architectures with the artist.

To order the book: Website
Francisco Barata Fernandes (1950 - 2018)
Francisco Barata Fernandes passed away on 17th August 2018
DATE: 17/8/2018
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the Portuguese Professor and Architect, Francisco Barata Fernandes, to his family and friends.

Francisco Barata Fernandes (1950 - 2018), architect, graduated from ESBAP, doctorate at FAUP. 
He developed research on Architectural Heritage interventions and historical centres in Italy, as a research Fellow of Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation.
As a Full Professor, he was also President of the FAUP Scientific Council in the 2014-2018 term and a Chairman of the Faculty Board between 2006-2010.
Francisco Barata Fernandes was coordinator of the research team of PACT (Architectural Heritage, City and Territory) of CEAU/FAUP. Coordinator of the international partnership between USP/UP of "Architecture, Design and Representation: design methodologies towards teaching Project". He also participated in conferences, seminars and courses organized by different national and international Architecture Faculties.
Barata Fernandes published, among others, "Transformação e Permanência na Habitação Portuense – as formas da casana forma da cidade" (doctoral thesis), FAUP publicações, Porto, 1999.

From his career as an architect it is possible to highlight: Project for Cooperativa de Massarelos, Porto, (INH 1996 Prize); Conservation and restoration project of Santa Maria da Feira Castle; Recovery Project of Matriz de Vimioso Church; Rehabilitation project of Páteo de S. Miguel, Évora; Project for Cadeia da Relação square and Largo do Olival (Porto 2001); Project of Rua do Almada (Porto 2001); Project of Marginal of S. Paio Canidelo, V.N. Gaia (Polis Program).
In 2014, together with Nuno Valentim and José Luis Gomes (CEFA-UP), he was awarded the João de Almada Prize for the Rehabilitation of the 1928´s building at Rua Alexandre Braga, originally by Portuguese architect José Marques da Silva.

Text translated from FAUP News
Photo Credit Clara Pimenta do Vale
51st AICA Congress: Art Criticism in the Age of Virtuality and Democracy
14th - 21st November 2018, Taipei, Taiwan
DATE: 21/11/2018
This year, AICA has invited young art critics from any country in the world to submit an article or a review on a subject (an exhibition, a biennale, a profile of an artist, etc.), which deals with the subject of contemporary art produced in the Asia Pacific region or with the Asian Pacific art scene. 
The winner was awarded a round trip to attend the forthcoming AICA Congress in Taipei, Taiwan and the Post Congress Trip to Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung scheduled to take place from 14 to 21 November 2018. 
The critics coming second and third in the competition were also be eligible to receive an honorary mention.

Important Dates:

15th October 2018 | Winner Annoucement
14th -21st November 2018 | 51st AICA Congress

The Congress Theme Art Criticism in the age of  Virtuality and Democracy addresses some key issues concerning the role of art criticism from the perspectives of: 

1.      Art criticism in the age of virtuality
2.      Art discourse facing challenged democracy

PROGRAMME:

2018 51st AICA Congress in Taiwan
Nov. 14-15  AICA Committees, Board Meeting and General Assembly (in Taipei)
Nov. 16-18  Symposium (in Taipei)
Nov. 19-21 Post-Congress Trip (in Tainan, Kaohsiung and Taichung)

More details: websitewebsite
Exhibition: Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere
19th April - 11th September 2018, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 11/9/2018
This solo exhibition of Domènec (Mataró, 1962) offers a retrospective of his work from the late 1990s to the present, including some new projects. Using certain emblematic buildings or monuments of modernity as referents, Domènec analyses the proposals of the modern movement and its legacy within contemporary practice. Supporting his research are projects in situ, installations, maquettes, photographs, workshops, seminars and videos. Based on various local contexts, his work establishes a dialogue with other international themes to highlight the impact on the present of the utopian ideas that resulted from the Industrial Revolution and as a stand against capitalism.

The rise of an urban proletariat in the nineteenth century led to discourses and social models based on social justice and egalitarianism. Utopian communism and socialism developed architectonic models promoting a concept of coexistence in the urban space based on services to the community and better living conditions. Domènec investigates these exemplary systems and the breakdown of what he calls the ‘fragile contract between capital and the social body’. The transformations of the socio-political circumstances generated by these systems also lead, at times, to changes of usage and the creation of dystopic models. 

Social housing turned into military barracks or internment camps; statues of circumstantial heroes that were pulled down because of their meaning or counter-meaning; or the absurdity of a ghost city used for military training in urban warfare, but never officially recognised, are some of the cases borrowed by Domènec to investigate the dysfunctions of the processes of modernity and the political accounts marginalised by these narratives. In other words, the breakdown of a social project that has become, as a result of neoliberalism, the exacerbation of individualism. Domènec’s work gives voice to the protagonists of that story, to unofficial discourses, and avoids the dominant narratives in order to bring back memory.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a publication with texts by Teresa Grandas, Martí Peran and Jeff Derksen.

Curator: Teresa Grandas

The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace is an intervention by Domènec at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion on view from 18 April to 6 May. A collaboration between MACBA and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in the context of the exhibition Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere at MACBA.

More details: websiteteaser
Exhibition: Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966–1976
1st May - 7th October 2018, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
DATE: 7/10/2018
Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966-1976 addresses the idea of utopia as a tool for social critique. The exhibition brings together the work of Archizoom, Superstudio, 9999, UFO, Zzigurat, Remo Buti, and Gianni Pettena—iconoclast practitioners who made Florence a focal point for new developments in architectural thought. Material from the CCA’s Alessandro Poli archive plays a prominent role in the exhibition.
In CCA website (Canadian Centre for Architecture)

Curators: Pino Brugellis, Gianni Pettena, and Alberto Salvadori
Graphic design: Christian Lange Studio, Munich
Organized by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Fondazione CR Firenze, and Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee, Florence
The exhibition will be open from 1st May to 7th October 2018 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada.

More details: CCA website
Exhibition: Design For Life: Grant and Mary Featherston
30th June - 7th October 2018, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia
DATE: 30/6/2018
This exhibition explores the career of Grant Featherston, arguably Australia’s most significant modernist designer, and his partnership with Mary Featherston, who is renowned for her design for children. Beginning with the question of what stimulated a country boy to become a designer in the late 1930s, it charts Featherston’s rise to celebrity status in the 1950s and how his work captured the imagination of ordinary Australians in their quest to be modern. Tracing his explorations of new materials and technologies and production of innovative furniture throughout the 1960s and 70s, the exhibition and accompanying publication highlight the holistic nature of his practice, which included interiors, exhibitions, photography, glass, sculpture and promotional design.

More details: website
Call For Papers: ARCHTHEO ´18 / XII. International Conference on Theory and History of Architecture
28th-29th September, 2018, Nippon Meeting Halls, Istanbul, Turkey
DATE: 28/9/2018
ARCHTHEO ´18 / XII. International Conference on Theory and History of Architecture will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).

All abstracts are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.

We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.

More details: website
Exhibition: The Future of Lisbon
July - November 2018, West Tower of Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 12/7/2018
At a time of profound change, which we experience today, the Museum of Lisbon is preparing an exhibition which raises questions and proposes possibilities in joining together three elements: Lisbon, the City and the Future.
The Future of Lisbon will be shown on two floors of Torreão Poente in Praça do Comércio from July to November 2018.
The thoughts and ideas of several guest specialists and academics are joined together with the perspectives of the exhibition commissioners, João Seixas, Manuel Graça Dias and Sofia Guedes Vaz; and we send out an invitation to all citizens - of Lisbon and of the world – to contribute with their ideas as well.

Inauguration: 12th of July 2018, at 18:00pm, West Tower of Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal

More details: webpage
Festival: Kosovo Architecture Festival, 6th edition
2nd of July - 1st October 2018, Kosovo Architecture Foundation, Prishtina, Kosovo.
DATE: 2/7/2018
The Festival will be officially opened with the "Conserving the National Library" exhibition at the Library itself starting from 3.00 PM. The exhibition will feature the work done by KAF which was supported by the Getty Foundation & it will be opened by myself and Antoine Wilmering the head of the Keeping it Modern initiative. 

From Monday to Friday we have evening lectures starting from 7.00 PM at the centrally located Kino Armata. The evening lectures will feature Rainer Mutsch, Eliza Hoxha, Ivan Blasi, Ivan Kucina, Antoine Wilmering, Liam Young, Nils Fischer, Ethel & Cesar from Dpr-Barcelona, Future Architecture Creatives such as Parallel Sprawl, Fala Atelier, Babau Bureau and other. 

On Wednesday night our program is reserved for documentaries, and we´ll be screening two short movies by Daniel Schwartz of Fancis Kere´s work, a movie by Urban Think Tank on the Sarajevo Museum, the Dezeen movie on Drones, as well as the Mies on Scene documentary by the Mies Foundation and Ivan Blasi. 

During the whole week a Book Salon with publications from  DPR-Barcelona, Actar, UrbanNext, Mies Foundation, Docomomo, Getty Foundation & GCI, as well as KAF, will happen at Soma Bookstation & Bar. On Saturday we´ll be closing the first wee of events with several book presentations by Gezim Pacarizi, Eliza Hoxha, Mies Foundation, DPR-Barcelona, & UrbanNext, and will be discussing the need for "written architecture" in a panel with the above. 
The event will be properly closed with a party at Soma starting from 9.00 PM. 

The Festival will return with another week of lectures, workshops & exhibitions in September with lectures by David Basulto of Archdaily, an exhibition on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 cycle, FA workshops and more...

The Kosovo Architecture Festival is organized by the Kosovo Architecture Foundation & Future Architecture Platform, with help from the Kosovo Ministry of Culture, the City of Prishtina, the US Embassy, Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Kino Armata, and many many more...

More details: website
Seminars: [Towards a rule for architecture] Verso una legge per l´architettura
2nd October 2018, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle atti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy.
DATE: 2/10/2018
"Verso una legge per l´architettura" is a set of four seminars about principles, rules and processes for the quality of the urban development in Italy.

10th of July: "Il quadro europeo"

17th of July: "Cultura del progetto e interesse pubblico"

25th of September: "Il quadro guiridico"

2nd of October: "Ruoli e responsabilità"

More details: website + PDF below [Italian]

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Workshop: 20th International Landscape Urbanism Design Workshop
3rd-14th September 2018, Sonian Forest, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 3/9/2018
Background
How to reconcile the safeguarding of an essential component of nature with increasing pressures of urban development? During the course of the last decade, OSA has intensively explored forest urbanisms in various contexts. OSA is excited to co-organise with the three Belgian regions its 20th International Landscape Urbanism Design Workshop from September 3rd until 14th on the Sonian Forest, the largest remaining forest and UNESCO world heritage in the vicinity of Brussels, Belgium. The Sonian Forest is simultaneously a monumental ecological asset and at the heart of the ever-expanding metropolitan area that literally envelopes it. Both forest and city are under intensive stress and in dire need of a shared vision, strategic operations and a variety of actions and measures to guarantee their mutual sustainable development. Their relationship urgently requires clarification and contradictory conditions to be reconciled: accessibility with conservation, urban development with ecological restoration, new programming with stewardship, etc. The design workshop will investigate the Sonian Forest and develop projects and scenarios that couple ambition with applicability, range from regional to micro scales, and combine ecology with urbanism and forestry with urban design. The workshop is organized in close interaction with all relevant stakeholders. The landscape urbanism design workshop is intended as a catalyst for rethinking the region’s fundamental nature/ culture relationship and how various stakeholders can reimagine future relationships of forests and urbanism while finding new ways to cooperate.

Workshop attendance, location and language
The workshop, that has room for 20-25 participants, will be directed by Bruno De Meulder and Kelly Shannon (both OSA-KULeuven), Roselyne de Lestrange (UCL Louvain, tbc) and Jo Decoster (Horizon +). It will include guest lectures and feedback from landscape architect Michel Desvigne from Paris and professor Anders Busse Nielsen (University of Copenhagen) an expert on dynamic vegetation designs. Invited experts from various fields will give punctual inputs and interactions with stakeholders systematically organised. Selected participants are expected to arrive in the Sonian Forest on Sunday evening (2 September) in order to begin with introductions by regional stakeholders and an extensive bike tour. All accommodation (at the ‘De Hagaard’ te Overijse youth hostel) and meals will be provided. The work place will be Kasteel Groenendaal in the forest.

Deadlines:
Application deadline 20th July 2018
Workshop 3rd-14th September 2018

More details: PDF below
Conference: Industrial Heritage - Understanding the Past, Making the Future Sustainable
13th - 14th September 2018, Central University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
DATE: 13/9/2018
To the extent that heritage in general has taken a solid role in the making of societies in our current world, industrial heritage in particular, has risen during the last decades, the train of culture, as a relevant actor, Which has much to say, in order to understand and understand us, as human beings.

The industrial heritage has been installed with great force, as a new way of understanding the local culture and its relations with society. Its understanding from the local has allowed to be able to relate the industrial patrimony with its roots and international networks, always present of multiple forms. The international dimension of this cultural manifestation, crossing the borders from its gestation and development, to the peculiarities that it acquires in its adaptation to the local realities, allow to understand the industrial heritage as a wise document of the past, present today, through its various tangible manifestations And intangible.

Knowing and learning of the industrial heritage today, allows us, in a better way, to anticipate and adapt the challenges of the future of the 21st century. Knowing the Industrial Heritage is a way of understanding the past, of understanding the positive and the negative that man has done to his planet and himself.

To understand the past, means, to be able to make a better future, to understand the past through industrial heritage is to be making the future, towards a better, more humane, more sustainable world.

Key dates
Papers Submission: 15th March 2018
Papers Acceptance: 30th March 2018
Full Paper Submission: 31st May 2018
Congress: 13th and 14th September 2018
Congress Closure: 15th September 2018

More details: website
International Conference on Urban Conservation
16th-18th November 2018, Kolkata, Calcutta, India
DATE: 16/11/2018
Urban conservation is a broader concept than the preservation or conservation of one or more buildings of architectural values. Historic urban landscape in the context of urban conservation strategy is inclusive and holistic with both tangible and intangible aspects in a natural and built environment with people and community. According to the Unesco, an area may not have old buildings or buildings of historical significance but it may have unique settlements and character, with the way people lived and the way buildings and public spaces were built and such area will also be under urban conservation.
Due to rapid urbanisation, cities are growing both vertically and horizontally often at the cost of historic buildings within the cities and greenery and water bodies in the periphery. Today urban conservation becomes a part of urban development.
There is growing awareness specially in the context of UN Habitat’s new urban agenda and vision of sustainable cities.
The significance of such international conference in India with thousands of years of culture and civilisation and in Kolkata (Calcutta), the cultural capital of India which was once the second capital of the British Empire, will be great as it will be a forum of exchange of ideas and innovations. The city is the container and within this there is diverse culture with myriads of colour, the understanding, protoection and rejuvenation will be the subjects of presentations and discussions.
The conference will be organised by Centre for Built Environment (CBE), a knowledge based a nonprofit registered professional society of architects, urban designers, city planners and other urban experts, in collaboration with other institutions and organisations.

More details: website
Conference: A World of Architectural History
2nd - 4th November 2018, University College London, London, United Kingdom
DATE: 2/11/2018
This event is also the 3rd Annual Conference of the Architectural Research in Europe Network Association (ARENA)

Conference rationale:
The conference´s aim is to critique and celebrate the latest advances within architectural history globally over the last few decades, by focusing upon the word "global" in two senses: 
*   Geographically, referring to the increasing inclusion of all parts of the world in more complex and multiple discourses of architectural history;
*   Intellectually, the ongoing expansion of architectural history into other academic subjects, plus the reception of ideas/themes from those subjects.
The conference will take place around the same time as the publication of Sir Banister Fletcher´s Global History of Architecture (Bloomsbury Press), although as a separate event. Recognition will be given to a more inclusive approach to architectural history that seeks to incorporate the histories of all countries/regions, and to the significant contributions now being made through interdisciplinary links with other subjects. As such, the conference will represent the forefront of the field internationally and also discuss where architectural history ought to head in future. Conference presenters will include those from the wide range of subject areas within the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and leading figures in architectural history across the world. Papers will consist of a balance of those by invited speakers and those selected via an open call. 

Eight thematic areas are to be presented over two days of the conference, with these themes thus also framing the call for papers:
*   Culture and Architectural History
*   Architectural History and Design Research
*   The Expanded Field
*   Colonialism, Post-Colonialism and Beyond
*   History, Environment and Technology
*   Architectural History as Pedagogy
*   Global Domesticity
*   Informalities, Identities and Subjectivities

The primary conference organiser is Murray Fraser, albeit in close association with Camillo Boano, Adrian Forty, Jonathan Hill, Barbara Penner, Rokia Raslan, Jane Rendell, Tania Sengupta and other colleagues from the Bartlett Faculty, with advice and help also from the International Academic Committee. Selected papers will be published either as essays in the ARENA Journal of Architectural Research (AJAR) or in a subsequent edited book. Fuller details about the conference and how to book a place will be publicized in due course. 

Timetable:
*   Conference Announcement: 7th February 2018
*   Deadline for Call for Papers: 28th March 2018
*   Notification of Acceptance: 25th April 2018
*   Schedule Announced: 16th May 2018
*   Booking opens: 6th June 2018
*   Event: 2nd ? 4th November 2018
*   Initial essay publications in AJAR online refereed journal: July 2019
*   Book publication: November 2020

Call for Papers:
Abstracts of a minimum of 300 words and maximum of 500 words are invited for this major architectural history conference being held at the Bartlett School of Architecture in early-November 2018. Up to three pages of images can also be supplied. However, all of the text/images in each case must be combined together into one single Acrobat PDF file for submission or else will not be accepted.
Applicants should indicate clearly in their abstracts which of the 8 conference themes they wish to be included in (see above for categories). The conference organisers however retain the right to reallocate accepted papers as they see fit. 
To ensure equal treatment for all submissions, the organizers will not respond to any individual queries about the content of papers or about the thematic categories. 
The selection panel will assess each of the proposed papers on an anonymous basis, and will be comprised of Bartlett Faculty colleagues and members of the International Academic Committee. The deadline for the call for papers is Wednesday 28th March 2018, with decisions being notified by 25th April 2018.
Applicants need to ensure that they have their own sources of funding available to take part in the conference.

More details: websitewebsite
Exhibition and Lectures: Luther and Isokon. A story of pioneering architecture and plywood furniture
12th and 30th September 2018, Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia
DATE: 30/9/2018
This exhibition brings the Isokon Gallery in London to Tallinn. It celebrates a pioneering collaboration between Estonia and England, exploring the key role Luther, Venesta and plywood played in a radical experiment in urban living.
The Isokon Gallery was created in 2014 to tell the remarkable story of the Isokon apartment building, also known as Lawn Road Flats, that was opened in 1934 as a progressive experiment in new ways of urban living.
The display introduces the people who conceived and designed the building, some of the many distinguished residents who lived there during its prime years in the 1930s, and also presents some of the purpose-made furniture that formed part of the new vision of an elegant, affordable and unencumbered modern lifestyle. The display also relates the story of the building´s recent and dramatic rescue after years of post-war decline. Central to the Isokon story is Estonian plywood manufacturer A. M. Luther (Luterma) whose materials provided the inspiration for some of the most radical furniture designs of the twentieth century.
The exhibition is part of the Tallinn Design Night programme.

To know more: website
Publication: Streets and neighbourhoods. Vladimir Braco Mušic and large scale architecture
By Luka Skansi (Editor), Published by Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana 2016
DATE: 17/8/2018
The catalog was published to accompany the exhibition Streets and neighbourhoods. Vladimir Braco Mušic and large scale architecture, which is between 17th May and 20th November 2016 on display at the Museum of Architecture and Design.
Through expert texts of the authors of the exhibition; Luka Skansi, Bogo Zupancic and Martina Malešic, we learn about the life and work of the architect and urbanist Vladimir Braco Music. Closely we get acquainted with the development of urban design concepts of Slovenian hausing estates from the first post-war developments to the last large neighborhoods.
About neighborhoods of Vladimir Braco Mušic also wrote Matevž Celik, Višnja Kukoc and Eva Sapac
The catalog is equipped with a rich visual materials.


To buy this book: Website
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
October 2018: Adaptive re-use of industrial buildings
DATE: 30/12/2018
EFAITH is working hard to turn the industrial heritage campaign of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 into a success: the theme months, the cross-border initiatives and the twinning program.

October, will be devoted to adaptive re-use of industrial buildings, to promote and present good practices of giving a new life to old industrial buildings - respecting their heritage and image.
EFAITH itself will organise a series of initiatives, starting on October 4-5th EFAITH with lectures and debates on adaptive re-use of industrial buildings at the RenoResto trade fair in Brussels.
The full program of the October theme month will be available from the end of August.

Because of the overload of EYCH2018 meetings and initiatives in November and December, we decided to move the planned concluding meeting "Industrialization, science and technology, Key to European integration" to the second half of January 2018. It will take place in Brussels. Date and venue will be announced as soon as possible, but the call-for-papers is open.

Promoted by European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage.

To know more: websitewebsite
Opening Exhibition: Infinito Vão - 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture
28th September 2018, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 28/9/2018
Casa da Arquitectura (CA) – Portuguese Centre for Architecture, in Matosinhos, Portugal, opens the exhibitions "Infinito Vão - 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture" and "Two Houses of Paulo Mendes da Rocha", on September 28, 2018, at 09:30 pm.

The inaugural event extends throughout the weekend and also includes conferences, movies, book launches and concerts.
More details coming soon.

To keep up with this event: website
Exhibition: Infinito Vão - 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture
28th September 2018, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 28/9/2018
Casa da Arquitectura (CA) – Portuguese Centre for Architecture, in Matosinhos, Portugal, opened the exhibitions "Infinito Vão - 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture" and "Two Houses of Paulo Mendes da Rocha", on September 28, 2018.

The inaugural event extended throughout the weekend and also included conferences, movies, book launches and concerts. 

To know more please visit: website

To see the full program: here
Exhibition: Post-Otto Wagner: From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism
30th September 2018, Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
DATE: 30/9/2018
Austrian Museum of Applied Arts puts on major 20th-century architecture exhibition.
Just in case that you are in or near Austria, do not miss the Post-Otto Wagner exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (MAK) in Vienna. This is not simply a retrospective of Otto Koloman Wagner (1841-1918), an outstanding early Modernist architect, but, as the show´s subtitle, From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism, indicates, a review of the influence he and his contemporaries have had on the architecture of the 20th century. The show includes numerous original drawings, plans and models by famous 20th-century architects, designers and urban planners from across Europe and North America, as well as furniture pieces and building components.

Marking the 100th anniversary of Wagner´s death, the exhibition "investigates Wagner´s role as the ´Father of Modernism´ and points out not only the context and the interaction between Wagner and other protagonists of early Modernism, but also the influence his epochal work had on his contemporaries, students, and following generations of architects and designers", as the museum notes on its website.

This highly recommended exhibition is on show daily, except Mondays, until 30 September 2018. An accompanying catalogue, in English and German, of circa 300 pages is available. And Wagner´s recently conserved building for the Royal Austrian Postal Savings Bank (1903–1910), giving the exhibition its title and located not far from the MAK, is also open, free of charge, to visitors on weekdays.

News from Docomomo Scotland

To know more: Website
Festival: World Architecture Festival - 2018 shortlist announced
28th - 30th November 2018, RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands
DATE: 28/11/2018
2018 has been a record breaking year, with the WAF awards receiving more entries than ever before. This year´s shortlist is made up of a truly international collection of projects, from architectural practices from 66 countries.

The shortlisted practices will now go head-to-head in live judging sessions at the Festival in Amsterdam, 28 – 30 November, with each hoping to win their category and go on to compete for the ultimate accolades of World Building of the YearFuture Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year.

With more entries shortlisted than ever before, there are now even more chances to see the very best projects presented LIVE.

For more information: Website

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Symposium: APT Buffalo-Niagara 2018 Celebrating APT´s 50th Anniversary
22nd - 27th September 2018, Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo, US
DATE: 22/9/2018
We look forward to welcoming you to a conference like no other in APT’s history. Events and sessions in the United States AND Canada.  Richardson, Sullivan, Wright, Olmsted & Vaux.  Bunshaft, Yamasaki, Pei. Grain Elevators that inspired Le Corbusier. Forts on both sides of the border. World class parks, waterfront, vineyards. And of course, Niagara Falls.

And now a renaissance fueled by the adaptive reuse of historic buildings.  Three workshops – terra cotta, windows and non-destructive evaluation.  Over 20 field sessions. “The Next Fifty” Symposium. And Canada Day – a day of celebrating our heritage and our future, together.

Buffalo was the 6th largest port in the world in 1906.  By 1951, it was the 11th largest industrial center in the country, the largest inland water port, the 2nd largest railroad center, and the 15th largest city in the country.  It was literally and physically one of the most important points of departure on the continent. 

A group of preservation and conservation professionals from both the United States and Canada came together in New Richmond, Quebec in 1968 to form a new organization called The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT).   As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we see this conference as a point of departure for our next 50 years.  We are a joint American-Canadian organization, with chapters around the world.  One of our founders was from Niagara-on-the-Lake, across the river from Buffalo, making Buffalo Niagara the perfect place to celebrate our cross-border heritage.

For more information: Website
Awards: Entries open for the AR Library awards
21st September 2018
DATE: 21/9/2018
The Architectural Review is looking for the most exciting and innovative buildings for books
The library has been a repository of knowledge for hundreds of years, from the libraries of the Roman empire piled high with scrolls, the weighty tomes chained to the desks in Medieval monasteries through to the lofty heights of Rococo palatial libraries and more recently to Modernist greats designed by architects such as Louis Kahn, Alvar Aalto and Colin St John Wilson.
In this year’s edition of the AR awards, we are seeking out the best buildings for books from around the world. Regardless of budget, site or scale, the AR is looking for projects completed in the last 5 years which propose a repository of knowledge for the 21st century. We are inviting entries from the designers of buildings that address challenges and opportunities related to the display and storage of books in an exemplary way, and which have created precedents for others to learn from. Submitted projects could be for private or public clients, and at scales ranging from the domestic to designs for national institutions (government, universities). Other book-related buildings could include bookshops, bookstores with additional facilities, and book archives.
All entries will be reviewed by the expert international judging panel which will choose a shortlist of up to five commended buildings, and select a winner after the buildings have been visited. All commended projects will be visited by an independent critic before judges select the winner and published in The Architectural Review in the December/January issue. The commended projects will be promoted via the AR website, emails and social media to more than a million readers worldwide.

Deadline for entries: 21st September 2018

For more information: website
Call for papers: Bauhaus In and Out: Perspectives from Spain
Deadline for Abstracts: 22nd October 2018, ILE, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 22/10/2018
Call for Papers: Bauhaus In and Out: Perspectives from Spain
Madrid. 10-11 October, 2019

II International Conference of the Association of historians of Architecture and Urban Design (AhAU). Institución Libre de Enseñanza (ILE), Madrid.

Keynote Speakers: Magdalena Droste, Juan José Lahuerta
General Chairs: Laura Martínez de Guereñu, Carolina B. García Estévez

The courageous fight in the never-ending struggle for new ideas, the undiscouraged search for unity and multiplicity, together with the fearless pursuit of cooperation are some of the many different idiosyncratic qualities of the Bauhaus, which Ludwig Mies van der Rohe foregrounded as a eulogy to Walter Gropius in the last text he published in Berlin (1969). An educational way of thinking, not exempt of controversies, that Gropius instilled and that characterized the school, during a large part of its brief and intense existence in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin (1919-1933). A crucible of ideas extended and transmitted beyond borders, which has reached in multitude of different expressions to our days.

At the origin, the well-known formative travels that Gropius made throughout Spain (1907-1908), attracted by the tradition and the ceramic crafts of the workshop-schools, traced one of those first vectors that he would later conclude with his famous lecture Funktionelle Baukunst, given in Spanish in Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastián (1930) and Barcelona (1932). Also legendary, is the year Mies spent working between Germany and Spain (1928-1929), a few months before becoming the third director of the Bauhaus. During that shining moment, as Mies himself would recall, the architect developed with Lilly Reich the largest exhibition project of his career, while building the German representative Pavilion that catapulted him to fame. No less significant is the choice of Hannes Meyer, its second director, to include Barcelona among the different pan-European exhibition destinations to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bauhaus (1919-1929), thereby presenting the works of art, industrial products and architectural projects developed at the school to a vast audience. Along with its three directors, Spain, during the 1920s and early 1930s, was witness to the integration between the applied and the high arts, as well as of the scalar transition that the Bauhaus had carried out, from object design to city planning.
In addition to these pioneers, various masters went to Spain for different motivations, and captured the peculiarities of a built environment they would later reflect on their work: Vassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee spent over a month on holiday in the Côte Basque (1929), the same summer in which Josef and Anni Albers visited Barcelona and San Sebastián. Marcel Breuer spent a sabbatical period of more than four months between Madrid, Andalusia and Barcelona (1931-1932), while Lucia Moholy considered settling down in the latter city during the same time. Furthermore, many of the Bauhaus graduates spent extended periods in Spain, such as Ernst Neufert, Paul Linder and Kürt Löwengard, who even collaborated with Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1921-1922), or the less familiar Werner Drewes, Margarete Schall and Erika Zschimmer. Years later, some Bauhaus alumni arrived to Spain as Republican combatants of the Civil War, such as Georg Adams-Telscher and Ernst Scholz.

The number of Bauhäusler that felt attracted to Spain and that accessed both its tradition and its avant-garde is notable, and for reasons as varied as the craftsmanship, the landscape, the monuments, the great masters of painting, the network of foreign trade with Latin America, or even the possibilities of development afforded during the Second Republic. Some Spanish architects such as Enrique Colás and Luis Lacasa had the opportunity to visit the Bauhaus (1922), as well as to collaborate with their maximum representatives, as is the case of Joan Baptista Subirana, who worked with Gropius in Berlin (1930-1931). Spain´s participation in the 1937 Paris Exposition was key to consolidating the relationship between José Luis Sert, Breuer and Gropius that had started in the CIRPAC of Barcelona (1932). This meeting set up a full stop in the evolution of the history of the avant-gardes to start a new one outside European territory.
Conferences and exhibitions, together with new educational and cultural projects paved the way as a living estate of a tradition looking for the engagement of common settings. From Francoist Spain, its immaterial heritage seemed to be the best mainstay for artists and architects to be able to discern new horizons to start again. The replacement of Gropius with Sert as Chairman of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1953, or the well-known letter Oriol Bohigas sent to Mies in 1956 proposing the German Pavilion´s reconstruction, reveal the continuity of the Bauhaus learnings inside and outside Spain, while opening new paths
for its re-assessment.

On the occasion of the 100 Years of Bauhaus, the II International Conference of the Association of historians of Architecture and Urban Design will debate the architecture that embraces the double directionality of its legacy in Spain.

Deadline for Papers Abstract: 22nd October 2018

More information about the papers: Website
Competition: The Architecture Drawing Prize
7th September 2018
DATE: 7/9/2018
The Architecture Drawing Prize welcomes entries from architects, designers and students from around the world while celebrating drawing’s significance as a tool in capturing and communicating ideas.
Entry deadline ends on Friday 7th September, 2018 – email info@worldarchitecturefestival.com should you have any questions or need any further assistance with your entry.

For more information: Website

Image by the Architecture Drawing Prize 2017 Digital Winner: Christopher Wijatno, Deep Water Purgatory
Isabel León Candelario (1949 - 2018): A Remembrance
Isabel León passed away on the 4th of August 2018
DATE: 4/8/2018
Cuban architect Isabel León passed away on August 4th, 2018, having left a deep trace among her many colleagues and friends.

Architect León graduated in 1975 from the School of Architecture of the Havana Higher Polytechnic Institute. For several years she worked at the National Planning Institute´s central office. During that period she served for two years as advisor in Ethiopia’s physical planning organization. In Havana she developed many projects in collaboration with other colleagues. Afterwards, she became a staff member of the Non-Governmental Organization Habitat-Cuba, a position from which she promoted diverse housing developments all along the country. Between 2002 and 2016 she worked at the Master Plan Division of the Havana City Historian’s Office in the field of historical preservation, until her illness forced her to retire, having contributed also to the editing of many publications and the organization of conferences and seminars. Isabel visited several countries on professional missions and she also integrated the Executive Board of the Cuban Architects Association for many years.  

Isabel´s contribution to the work of the Cuban Chapter of Docomomo started in 2002 and lasted until a few weeks before she passed away. She worked as Docomomo-Cuba’s Project Manager for 16 years, and from that position she  contributed in a decisive way to all the tasks the chapter carried on. In particular, she was instrumental in the organization of the national seminars held biennially. In representation of the local chapter, she attended four International Docomomo Conferences: New York-2004, Ankara-2006, Rotterdam-2008 and Mexico City 2010. Until shortly before her death, she was actively contributing to the organization of the forthcoming national seminar, to be held in November.

Isabel León will be remembered by many thanks to her energy to carry on difficult tasks, and her permanent disposition to help.

Rest in peace, dear friend.
By Alina Ochoa, former Secretary General of Docomomo-Cuba

Docomomo International wishes to convey the sincerest condolences at the passing of Isabel Léon, to her family and friends, as well as to the Docomomo Cuba Chapter. 

Exhibition: Spanish Architectures. Chronicle from Europe
6th September- 28th October 2018, Exhibition Hall La Arquería Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid, Spain.
DATE: 28/10/2018
We invite you on September 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the opening of the exhibition "Spanish Architectures. Chronicle from Europe" in the Exhibition Hall La Arquería Nuevos Ministerios in Madrid.
The exhibition will present all the works built by Spanish architecture studios and also from the rest of Europe in Spanish territory and which have been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.
All these works have been highlighted by independent experts and have been analyzed and debated by international juries who have contributed to the recognition and dissemination of contemporary Spanish architecture.
The exhibition will feature models, photographs, drawings, texts and interviews and will be contextualized with the cultural, social, technological, political and economic events that have taken place in Spain and Europe since the country joined the European Union.

More details: website
Journal Launch: First Issue of ´ArmArch: Language of Armenian Architecture´ Now Available
ArmArch, 2018
DATE: 30/7/2018
ArmArch, has announced that the first issue of ´ArmArch: Language of Armenian Architecture´ journal is now available online. This current issue is dedicated to the problems of regionalism in modernist architecture and aims to present the vast layer of Armenian regional modernist architecture that ArmArch has been researching.

To download in English or Armenian link.
Tour: Moonlight Tours at Farnsworth House
22nd September 2018, Farnsworth House, Illinois, USA
DATE: 22/9/2018
Discover Mies van der Rohe’s celebrated Farnsworth House in a new light during our special Moonlight Tours, back by popular demand. These exclusive tours will start at dusk and return after dark, lasting approximately 90 minutes. Guests will be led along a lighted path with woods on one side and the Fox River on the other, to enjoy a full guided tour of Farnsworth House illuminated against the evening sky.

More details: website
Tour: Night Fall Exclusive at Farnsworth House
19th October 2018, Farnsworth House, Illinois, USA
DATE: 19/10/2018
Due the popularity of our monthly Moonlight Tours, we have added an extra-exclusive full moon event in October! 
As usual, the full guided tour will start at dusk; guests will have the opportunity to visit the grounds and take photographs before the light fades among our beautiful autumn foliage. Next, the tour will move inside of the Farnsworth House; unlike our other Moonlight Tours, music will be played and refreshments will be provided. Guests on this tour will be able to relax in the serenity of the House while night falls around them, then make their way back along the lighted riverside path.

More details: website

Exhibition: Mies´ McCormick House Revealed
4th August - 30th September 2018, Barnsworth Gallery, Illinois, USA
DATE: 30/9/2018
A companion piece to the larger exhibition at Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM), this show commemorates the journey of the Robert R. McCormick Jr. house from a development prototype to private home to museum offices and gallery space – to the ongoing rehabilitation currently underway. The larger show features Farnsworth House and other projects by Mies van der Rohe, addressing the evolution of the world-famous architect´s design style and influences – but visit EAM soon as the larger show closes on Sunday, August 26.

More details: Website
Publication: Escritos escolhidos, 1965-2015 [Chosen Writings]
By Giorgio Grassi, Fundação Instituto Arquitecto José Marques da Silva & Edições Afrontamento, Portugal, 2018
DATE: 31/7/2018
This book depicts the most complete anthology of Giorgio Grassi´s writings and it is a reviewed and extended version of the original italian Scritti Scelti, 1965-1999. If it reflects a cronological anlargement by one side, with the inclusion of texts, some of them unpublished, after to 1999, by other side, it presents a new collection of pictures with direct relation with the text. Regarding these illustrations that go along the portuguese version of his "Chosen Writings", Giorgio Grassi wrote an revealing statement of his own expirience as a necessary critical architect of his time, which is also ours.
This is the third volume of the collection Giorgio Grassi: opera omnia sic, coordinated by José Miguel Rodrigues, translator and author of the introduction of this edition.


To buy the book: website
Exhibition: Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980
13th January 2019, MoMA, New York, US
DATE: 0/0/0
Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture that emerged—from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist “social condensers”—is a manifestation of the radical diversity, hybridity, and idealism that characterized the Yugoslav state itself. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 introduces the exceptional work of socialist Yugoslavia’s leading architects to an international audience for the first time, highlighting a significant yet thus-far understudied body of modernist architecture, whose forward-thinking contributions still resonate today.
Toward a Concrete Utopia explores themes of large-scale urbanization, technology in everyday life, consumerism, monuments and memorialization, and the global reach of Yugoslav architecture. The exhibition includes more than 400 drawings, models, photographs, and film reels from an array of municipal archives, family-held collections, and museums across the region, and features work by important architects including Bogdan Bogdanović, Juraj Neidhardt, Svetlana Kana Radević, Edvard Ravnikar, Vjenceslav Richter, and Milica Šterić. From the sculptural interior of the White Mosque in rural Bosnia, to the post-earthquake reconstruction of the city of Skopje based on Kenzo Tange’s Metabolist design, to the new town of New Belgrade, with its expressive large-scale housing blocks and civic buildings, the exhibition examines the unique range of forms and modes of production in Yugoslav architecture and its distinct yet multifaceted character.

More details: website + news
Open Calls: The Active Citizens Fund
14th of September 2018, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 14/9/2018
The Active Citizens Fund in Portugal accepts applications from Non-Governmental Organisations developing projects for the promotion of democratic participation, active citizenship and human rights, as well as projects that aim to empower vulnerable groups or enhance the sustainability and capacity of Portuguese civil society. The competition will take place until the end of October.

The Active Citizens Fund will be publicly presented on the 14th of September, in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Stay tuned!

More details: website
International Study Day dedicated to the restoration of Jean Prouvé´s work
21st September, 2018, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
DATE: 21/9/2018
International Study Day under the direction of Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, to be held at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne on September 21st. Organized by the Laboratory of Techniques and the Safeguarding of Modern Architecture, the day is a moment of exchange between specialists - architects, historians, restorers - on the stakes and conservation techniques of Jean Prouvé´s buildings, in particular made after 1945.
Symposium: Heritage on the Edge: Continuity with Change in Canberra?
18th August 2018, Canberra, Australia
DATE: 18/8/2018
Heritage on the Edge: Continuity with Change in Canberra? will focus on Canberra’s Modern (‘Modernist’) Architecture, a style widely used in Canberra for public buildings and private housing in the mid-20th Century, and of international standing. Its minimalist form is not a contemporary style today as Canberra rapidly changes with a focus on innovation and development, and high-rise living. Change is a constant, but how are we applying it in Canberra so heritage is identified and protected to ensure a connection with our past, and a continuity of our sense of place?


Important Dates:

6th July 2018 | Call for Papers Deadline 
18th August 2018 | Symposium

More details: website
Event: 12th UIA Associations Round Table Europe
15th - 16th November 2018, Lyon, France
DATE: 0/0/0
What is UIA? UIA - Union of International Associations - is a research institute founded in 1907 to promote and document the work of international organizations. Its primary task is the collection and dissemination of information on international organizations, fulfilled largely by its two main publications: the Yearbook of International Organizations and the International Congress Calendar. The UIA also promotes the work of international associations by organizing educational activities, such as the Round Table. It is the only activity for which UIA charges a - nominal - fee.

Programme: Presentations by peers working in international associations on commom challeges, with small group discussions to ask in-depth questions and to share and exchange knowledge and experiences.

Registration fee for Round Table Europe: 55 euros.
Thanks to the support of our partners, specially Lyon convention Bureau, Lyon for Events, the Lyon Convention Centre, and Gyeonggi MICE Bureau, we are able to offer a high-level educational programme for a low fee. All other elements of the programme are complimentary. Delegated are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arragements and expenses.

Who is invited? People working in and with (international) associations. Between 100 and 120 participants are expected at each Round Table.

More details: website

Article: Ivrea and Unesco, an investiture not to be wasted
By Enrico Giacopelli, Il giornalle dell´architettura, Torino, Italy
DATE: 11/7/2018
"The inclusion of ´Ivrea industrial city of the twentieth century´ in the Unesco World Heritage is an opportunity to overcome the many knots linked to the management of the Olivetan heritage. The reflection of a protagonist of the protection action".

Full article: website [Italian]
Call for Submissions: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture
25th April – 25th October 2018, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, UK
DATE: 25/10/2018
“Bloomsbury Publishing is pleased to announce the start of a new book series: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture, which will be edited by Tom Avermaete and Janina Gosseye. This book series will focus on the modern movement in architecture - a sweeping and multivalent phenomenon, which changed the lives of millions of people across political, cultural and geographical boundaries worldwide.
´Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture´ aims to create a more comprehensive history of the modern movement, by bringing to light the work of a wide range of architects whose significance is reappraised in contemporary scholarship. The series aims to:

- Uncover the so-called ´shadow canon´, the work of ´forgotten´ architects of the modern era that lingered as it were ´in the shadow´ of their canonical peers and demonstrate their critical importance in architectural history;
- Offer a collection of in-depth monographic studies of modern architects and architecture firms, bringing valuable new research to scholarly attention;
- Broaden the geographical and cultural scope of the history of modernism.

´Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture´ seeks to nuance and enrich our understanding of the history of modern architecture, and explore the breadth and complexity of the global networks that underwrote the modern movement. To this end, the series editors are currently particularly interested in proposals that focus on Latin American architects and architecture firms.” In Society of Architectural Historians website

Submissions start on 25th April, until 25th October, 2018.
To submit a book proposal, please contact the series editors, Tom Avermaete (t.l.p.avermaete@tudelf.nl) and Janina Gosseye (j.gosseye@uq.edu.au).

More details: website
Exhibition: The Universalists - 50 Years of Portuguese Architecture
13th April - 19th August, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 19/19/2018
"This exhibition opens for the first time in Portugal on 13 April, two years on from its premiere at Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, in Paris. Commissioned by Nuno Grande within the scope of commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation delegation to France, this multimedia exhibition casts a gaze over half a century of Portuguese architectonic thinking and production, spanning both the work of benchmark architects and their upcoming peers, including Fernando Távora, Alberto Pessoa, Ruy d’Athouguia, Manuel Tainha, Pancho Guedes, Nuno Teotónio Pereira, Nuno Portas, Álvaro Siza, Alcino Soutinho, Eduardo Souto de Moura, João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Manuel Graça Dias, Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus, ARX Portugal, Paulo David, Paula Santos, João Mendes Ribeiro, Cristina Guedes and Francisco Vieira de Campos. The exhibition interweaves materials on fifty different projects – including scale models, technical designs, facsimiles of sketches and drawings by the architects – with photographs, texts and caricatures that reflect the political and social transformations taking place in Portugal over the course of the last half century."

More details: website
Symposium: 14th International Alvar Aalto Symposium: New Housing Solutions for Cities in Change
30th-31th August 2018, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
DATE: 30/8/2018
“Alvar Aalto Symposium is an international forum for discussion on contemporary architecture. It is a triennial event, that brings professionals from around the world together to engage in current topics in architecture. The aim is to raise critical discussion about the artistic, social and technical challenges of contemporary architecture.

The 14th Alvar Aalto Symposium will be held in Jyväskylä, Finland. This time the focus is on current challenges and possibilities of future housing design and construction in urban areas. Program consists of keynote lectures which are intended to offer us a comprehensive understanding of the theme. In addition, we will focus on four specific viewpoints: Cultural variables, Sharing, Adaptability and Emerging typologies. Symposium is chaired by architect, professor Markku Hedman. The language of the event is English.” In Alvar Aalto Foundation website

Early bird tickets for Alvar Aalto Symposium are sold until 30.6.2018

More details: website

Symposium registration: website
Exhibition: Lab Cult: An Unorthodox History of Interchanges between Science and Architecture
22nd March to 2nd September 2018, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
DATE: 22/3/2018
On the 22nd March 2018, CCA invites you to the opening of the exhibition Lab Cult: An unorthodox history of interchanges between science and architecture, curated by Evangelos Kotsioris, CCA Emerging Curator 2016-2017 starting at 6:30pm, followed by the opening reception.

"Today, after a long period of questioning science´s capacity to provide answers to architecture´s social mandate, architects and designers are once again enchanted with the concept of the laboratory. This exhibition investigates the lab as a recurring and productive allegory for experimentation, and imagines new modes of transdisciplinary research threading together science and architecture. A series of case studies between 1890 and 1980 are presented through archival material from the CCA collection, as well as models, scientific instruments, and photographs on loan from historical and scientific institutions across North America."

The exhibition will be open from 22nd March to 2nd September

More details: website
Exhibition: Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966–1976
1st May - 7th October 2018, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
DATE: 7/10/2018
“Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966-1976 addresses the idea of utopia as a tool for social critique. The exhibition brings together the work of Archizoom, Superstudio, 9999, UFO, Zzigurat, Remo Buti, and Gianni Pettena—iconoclast practitioners who made Florence a focal point for new developments in architectural thought. Material from the CCA’s Alessandro Poli archive plays a prominent role in the exhibition.” In CCA website (Canadian Centre for Architecture)

Curators: Pino Brugellis, Gianni Pettena, and Alberto Salvadori
Graphic design: Christian Lange Studio, Munich
Organized by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Fondazione CR Firenze, and Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee, Florence
The exhibition will be open from 1st May to 7th October 2018 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada.

More details: CCA website
Call for Papers: Urban Planning Journal - Housing Builds Cities
Deadline for entries: 31st December 2018
DATE: 31/12/2018
Vol 4, Issue 3: 
Title: Housing Builds Cities 
Editors: Luca Ortelli, Chiara Monterumisi and Alessandro Porotto (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Deadline for Abstracts: 31 December 2018
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 10 January 2019
Deadline for Full Papers: 31 March 2019
Issue Release: September 2019

Information: “The most important part of the problem in fact is how to construct, in every detail and thoroughly, the individual dwelling cell. Apart of this task…architects have to solve the problem…how to incorporate the total of those cells, that is the neighbourhood, into the general aspect of the town in a way which will create equally favourable conditions to every section of inhabitants.”
These insightful lines pronounced by Ernst May at the occasion of the second C.I.A.M held in Frankfurt (1929) illustrate how mass housing became a social utility, so that it demanded different line of actions starting from the typological concern stretching towards the town planning aspects.
Although German housing projects occupied a central position, the international conference worked as a stimulating platform for introducing other perspectives. Indeed, Die Wohnung für Das Existenzminimum played a significant role for all those experiences recognised as “modern housing” because, as pointed out by Catherine Bauer in her seminal study (Modern Housing, 1936), they have certain qualities and embodied certain methods and purposes which distinguish them from the typical residential environment of the past century.
2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the second C.I.A.M and it represents a springboard for this issue of Urban Planning, which aims to widen the debate over housing experiences beyond any geographical and time frameworks. We invite scholars and doctorate candidates to submit contributions focused on case studies or particular planning strategies starting from Neues Bauen to the present days.
Nevertheless, the issue is arranged around some key topic expressed in C.I.A.M programme—e.g. urban policiesspatial models and ideastypological aspectstechnological and standardisation aspectssocial factors—because they are still relevant starting points for a comparative perspective. This would lead to demonstrate how housing has always embodied a social, morphological and structural unit for living, which has affected, and still does, the form and evolution of the city.

Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are asked to consult the journal´s editorial policies and to send their abstracts (about 200-250 words, with a tentative title) by email to the academic editors (alessandro.porotto@epfl.ch and chiara.monterumisi@epfl.ch) by 31 December 2018.

Open Access: The journal has an article publication fee to cover its costs and guarantee that the article can be accessed free of charge by any reader, anywhere in the world, regardless of affiliation. We defend that authors should not have to personally pay this fee and advise them to check with their institutions if funds are available to cover open access publication fees. Institutions can also join Cogitatio’s Membership Program at a very affordable rate and enable all affiliated authors to publish without incurring any fees. Further information about the journal’s open access charges and institutional members can be found here.

More details: website
Tribute: Reception at Penn Archives Honoring Harriet Pattison
19th October 2018, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Philadelphia, US
DATE: 19/10/2018
Coinciding with the ASLA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, we invite you to join The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) at a reception in honor of landscape architect Harriet Pattison, FASLA at The Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery at The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design.
In a career spanning more than 50 years, Pattison worked with leading 20th-century practitioners, including noted Modernist architect Louis Kahn and landscape architect George Patton, with whom she collaborated on the design for the iconic Kimball Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Pattison also worked on Kahn’s posthumously realized commission, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, New York, which opened in 2012. At the reception, rare original drawings done by Pattison and Kahn for those two projects will be on display.
In 2016 TCLF launched the thirteenth installment in its award-winning Pioneers of American Landscape Design® Oral History Project,documenting Pattison’s life and career. Her oeuvre ranges from residential gardens and public housing, to the 150-acre Hershey Company campus. Pattison is the third woman documented by the series. Her work in post-World War II American cities, in a profession traditionally dominated by men, is an indispensable and inspiring chapter in the history of landscape architecture.
Attendees of the excursion Longwood Gardens: Experience a World Apart (separate registration required) who register to attend the reception will dropped off at the Penn Archives.in time for the start of the reception. 

For more details: Website
Call for Papers: Architectural Theory Review
1st October 2018
DATE: 1/10/2018
Architecture and Crowds
A special issue of Architectural Theory Review edited by Cameron Logan and Janina Gosseye

Call for Papers
In 1961, Elias Canetti published Crowds and Power. In this book, Canetti suggests that in essence there are two categories of crowds: the open and the closed crowd. The “open” crowd is a natural crowd: it gathers spontaneously, it exists as long as it grows, and it disintegrates as soon as it stops growing. On the other side of the spectrum is the “closed” crowd. This type renounces growth and emphasizes permanence. It has a boundary and creates a space for itself, which it fills. Canetti writes: “The building is waiting for them [the crowd]; it exists for their sake and, so long as it is there, they will be able to meet in the same manner. The space is theirs, even during the ebb, and in its emptiness it reminds them of the flood.”

Although crowd historiography experienced a heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, concomitant research in architectural history, theory, urban planning and urban design remained largely absent. This is surprising given that the concept of the crowd is intricately bound to these disciplines. The organisation of space can both shape and obstruct the formation of crowds. The most celebrated examples of planning in the grand manner—think of Haussmann’s Paris—are often interpreted as projections of state or imperial power, designed to suppress or control crowd formation. Yet architecture and urban design is not always utilised in the service of state power and some public projects have a radical or democratic intent. Lina Bo Bardi’s MASP in São Paolo, for instance, is suspended from two massive portal frames, deliberately creating a large open area at street level to facilitate crowd formation along the Avenida Paulista, a longstanding site of protest.

Certain building types are specifically designed for the assembly of “closed” crowds. Their design not only determines the size and organisation of the crowd, as well as its flows and rhythms, but their spaces often also reveal (intangible) aspects of the organisation of society. Mapped over time, these building types can express evolving concepts of community and citizenship; they can offer insight into changing customs and mores, and they can reveal structures of inclusion and exclusion. The Roman amphitheatres, for instance, were a central staple of the ancient world; in the Middle Ages, cathedrals were the site and scene of great assemblies of people; and in recent times shopping centres, sport stadia and concert halls have accommodated modern crowds—from political rallies and riots, to sporting events, flash mobs and raves.

Yet beyond a few emblematic twentieth century projects, such as Albert Speer’s Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg and Mies van der Rohe’s unbuilt Chicago Convention Centre, scholars of the built environment have only rarely touched upon the subject of architecture and the crowd. For this special issue of ATR, we invite submissions that investigate the relationship between architecture, urban design and the formation of crowds in two main ways: 1) through realised projects; and 2) by considering the way in which crowds have been depicted in architecture through various modes and media, including photomontage, drawings, computer generated imagery, etc.

Submissions may address one or more of the following themes: crowds, architecture and urban identity; crowds, architecture and security; representation of crowds, citizenship and social identity in architecture and urban design; social exclusion and inclusion in the architecture of mass gatherings, especially the racialised and gendered visions of the collective; atmosphere and environment in crowded buildings and places; architecture and its relationship to collective effervescence, intersubjectivity and collective memory; architecture, urban design and mechanisms of crowd dispersal.

Full papers may be submitted to the ATR Manuscript Central site by October 1, 2018.
Instructions for authors may be found here. Informal inquiries may be made to Cameron Logan (cameron.logan@sydney.edu.au) or Janina Gosseye (j.gosseye@uq.edu.au).

This issue of ATR (23, no. 2) will be published in August 2019.
World Architecture Festival
28th - 30th November 2018, RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
DATE: 28/11/2018
The World Architecture Festival is dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture. It is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live judging presentations from over 500 award finalists plus global networking and an international product exhibition.

Held in Amsterdam this year, the WAF awards sit at the heart of the festival, the only global awards programme where architects present their completed buildings and future projects live to a panel of internationally renowned judges and delegates from around the world. 

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 1 JUNE
(in World Architecture Festival website)

More details: website
UIA Round Table: 6th UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific
26th - 27th September 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
DATE: 26/9/2018
The UIA cordially invites you to its Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2018.
For over 100 years the UIA has been working to promote and facilitate the work of international associations.

The UIA Associations Round Table is an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice:
- meet representatives of other international associations and share experience and knowledge
- gain practical skills and tools to help you do your work better

This year the Round Table Asia-Pacific will take place Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(In UIA website)

More details: website
Exhibition: African Metropolis. An imaginary city
22nd June - 4th November 2018, MAXXI, Roma, Italy
DATE: 4/11/2018
A detailed overview of the artistic and cultural scene of the African continent.MAXXI is dedicating a major exhibition to the African continent: the project, realised in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will present the works of 34 artists reflecting on the on-going social and cultural transformations.
Through five chapters, the exhibition presents the complex structure of a metropolis in which the urban space is seen as a location for the coming together of diverse experiences in which tradition and contemporaneity dialogue.

More details: website
Exhibition: Tel Aviv, The White City
16th May 2018 - 2nd September 2018, MAXXI, Roma, Italy
DATE: 2/9/2018
Hundreds of photos, sketches, plastic models and videos depict Tel Aviv and its architecture: a cutting-edge city from an innovation standpoint, today as in the early ‘900sThe exhibition provides the opportunity to rediscover the Modern Movement and the Bauhaus influences in Tel Avivon the eve of the centenary of the movement that joined art, architecture and design, which was born in 1919 at the Bauhaus School in Weimar.
The exhibition begins with the late ’20s and ’30s, when the city started to grow owing to migrations from Europe. It was designed in accordance with the taste and influence of intellectuals and architects, thereby turning the peripheral, semi-deserted area of Jaffa into a modern and functional city.
The White City is an open-air museum housing the most-advanced international architecture of the 20th centuryA number of architects who had studied and worked in Europe brought the revolutionary ideas of European architecture, including Italian rationalism, to this city: witness the Garden City designed by Sir Patrick Geddes and the two thousand buildings, of which 600 still exist, that make up the historic centre.

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Tour: SAH Field Seminar in Cuba
1st - 14th December 2018, Cuba
DATE: 1/12/2018
The Society of Architectural Historians’ 2018 Cuba Field Seminar is an ambitious immersion in the architecture, urbanism, and landscape of Cuba, covering territory from Havana in the west to Guantánamo, Cuba´s eastern-most province.

The first five days will concentrate on the capital and its environs, examining the colonial architecture of the old city, early and mid-century modernism, and the radical avant-garde of the post-revolution period.
The second week will take us on an overland journey through a string of historic cities—and beautiful countryside— ending in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba’s #2 city and very Caribbean counterpart to cosmopolitan Havana.

Travelling to Cuba and to Havana, in particular, has in recent years become easier for Americans. This tour, therefore, is designed to take SAH members away from tourist centers and to places that they would be unlikely to visit on their own.

More details: website
Vacancy at the University of Antwerp in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Urbanism
Applications submitted online until 15th of August 2018, University of Antwerp, Belgium
DATE: 15/8/2018
The Faculty of Design Sciences is seeking to fill the following full-time vacancy in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Urbanism
Tenured academic staff in the area of architecture and design methodology
The vacancy for architecture and design methodology seeks to further anchor design-based research within the architecture program, as well as expanding interdisciplinary synergies within and outside of the Faculty of Design Sciences. The candidate for this position is capable of providing a research-oriented framework for traditional and innovative design methods, and utilizing it in research aimed at developing a sustainable building culture, situated within an urban and societally-oriented perspective. An integrated design vision – including technological aspects, design and functionality – and interdisciplinary collaboration are central to this approach. The preferred candidate has an intimate knowledge of teaching architectural and design methodologies and is comfortable with traditional design skills, as well as familiar with research in innovative (digital) design methods, technologies and building processes.

Important Dates:

15th August 2018 | Submition of applications
1st October 2018 | Interviews
1st February 2019 | Date of Appointment

More details: website
YACademy Courses of Architecture for Landscape and Architecture for Heritage
24th September - 16th November 2018
DATE: 16/11/2018
YACademy is YAC´s - Young Architects Competitions - educational unit supported by the most internationally-renowned architectural practices. YACademy aims at offering young architects and designers an opportunity to complete and specialize their skills providing an efficient link to the most esteemed architectural practices on the international stage. 

Each course is open to 25 students; 8 of them will be granted a scholarship covering the whole cost of the course.

Moreover, at the end of the course, the students will have the opportunity to experience an internship period in well-renowned architectural practices, with the likes of: OMA, Stefano Boeri Architetti, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Edoardo Tresoldi, MccolloughMulvin, Snohetta, Aires Mateus e Associados, HHF, Carrilho da Graça Arquitetos, Duque Motta & AA, Saunders Architecture.

More details: website
Call: Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Début Award
26th March 2019, 5th Lisbon Triennal, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 26/3/2019
For the third time, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale presents the Début award to an architect or a practice in order to celebrate their achievements and encourage their career. Whoever applies, individually or collectively, will be evaluated by an international jury. Another group of influent nominators from Portugal and other parts of the world will also suggest other studios that will be invited to apply, besides submissions made by one´s own initiative. With this new edition of the award we hope to support new voices and forms of architectural practice. We also hope the award will contribute to these authors creative, intellectual and professional growth at crucial and potentially transformative stages in their careers.

MOre details: website
Call: Associated Projects
31st October 2018, 5th Lisbon Triennal, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 31/10/2018
The Triennale is looking for national and international independently funded proposals that can be articulated and also complement the central program of the 5th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, that will take place between October 3rd and December 2nd 2019. 

The Associated Projects can be exhibitions, workshops, talks, and this year also film or music events, which deal with crucial problems relating to contemporary architecture and are interested in a lively debate. All these events will make a solid parallel program composed of varied events that ensures Lisbon as a central point in the international architectural debate. We also want it to show a rich independent production of great relevance and value, so essential to the cultural living mechanisms of the city.
The projects should stimulate and question the practice and reflection of rationality in architecture, consolidating the program of this edition and ensuring a broader cultural and creative scope. At the same time, it will give the projects exposure to key audiences and influencers within a well-established national and international event.

More details: website
Call: Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Universities Award Competition
30th November 2018, 5th Lisbon Triennal, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/11/2018
The Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Universities Award Competition, part of the 5th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale programme, invites architecture students to engage in deep thought, in an exercise of collective research on constructive rationality. This competition for ideas is open to master degree students, from worldwide architecture schools. A selection of proposals will be part of the exhibition “Natural Beauty”, curated by Tristan Chadney and Laurent Esmilaire, alongside a genealogy of works, from the 16th century to the present, that relate to constructive rationality. The award consists of one (1) first prize and, up to, two (2) honourable mentions.

More details: website
Event: The Poetics of Reason
3rd October - 2nd December 2019, 5th Lisbon Triennal, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 3/10/2019
Opening week: October 3rd to 5th 2019 
Chief curator: Éric Lapierre 
Curatorial team: Sébastien Marot, Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene, Mariabruna Fabrizi, Fosco Lucarelli, Laurent Esmilaire, Tristan Chadney and Vasco Pinelo de Melo 

Since 2007, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale is a non-profit association whose mission is to research, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. We have been doing just that throughout the last 10 years with a myriad of activities. And we will mark 2019 with another edition of our major international forum, which once again promotes debate, discussion and the dissemination of architecture while crossing geographic and disciplinary boundaries. 
The 5th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale will be “The Poetics of Reason”. This title states that, for all its subjective and non-scientific dimension, architecture does rest on reason, and its aim is to shed light onto the specificity of this reason. Indeed, the fact that architecture is grounded into reason and rationality is key to its being understandable, i.e. shareable, by everyone, and not just by architects. More than ever before, it stands as a condition to define an architecture for our contemporary ordinary condition. As a result of a massification of construction – more buildings have been built since the beginning of the previous century than ever before – such a condition implies that everybody is entitled to understand architecture without a specific background in the field.
Each of the five exhibitions that compose the Triennale 2019 will take up one particular aspect or dimension of this theme, in an attempt to circumscribe the stakes of architectural rationality.

More details: website
Congress: CATS - Congresso de Arquitetura, Turismo e Sustentabilidade
27th - 30th September 2018, Cataguases, Minas Gerais, Brazil
DATE: 27/9/2018
For the 4th time in Cataguases, the CATS - Congresso de Arquitetura, Turismo e Sustentabilidade (Congress for Architecture, Tourism and Sustainability), will gather hundreds of professionals, students, researchers and the general public to debate the preservation of historical heritage. The congress will take place from September 27th to the 30th, 2018. Registration for academic papers will be open from June 1st until August 10th, 2018. 
The congress, which theme will be “Master Plan: challenges for small towns”, will feature lectures, roundtables, training workshops, courses and guided tours to the assets listed.
The congress has, as an objective, to create a pole of encounter and discussion on the preservation of the built heritage in the city of Cataguases. According to Elisabete Kropf, entrepeneur of the event, the objective is to present to all the participants the importance of architecture and modern art, landmarks that identify the city, created between the 1940s and 1950s.

More details: website
Publication: Alexander Girard, Architect; Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces
By Deborah Lubera Hawsky, Wayne State University Press, USA, 2018
DATE: 24/7/2018
During the midcentury period, Michigan attracted visionary architects, designers, and theorists, including Alexander Girard. While much has been written about Girard’s vibrantly colored and patterned textiles for Herman Miller, the story of his Detroit period (1937­–53)—encompassing interior and industrial design, exhibition curation, and residential architecture—has not been told. Alexander Girard, Architect: Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces by Deborah Lubera Kawsky is the first comprehensive study of Girard’s exceptional architectural projects, specifically those concentrated in the ultra-traditional Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe.
One exciting element of the book is the rediscovery of another Girard masterpiece—the only surviving house designed entirely by Girard, and former residence to Mr. and Mrs. John McLucas. Restored in consultation with iconic midcentury designer Ruth Adler Schnee, the McLucas house represents the culmination of Girard’s Detroit design work at midcentury. Stunning color photographs capture the unique design elements—including the boldly colored glazed brick walls of the atrium—reminiscent of Girard’s role as color consultant for the GM Tech Center. Original Girard drawings for the building plan, interior spaces, and custom-designed furniture document the mind of a modernist master at work and are made available to the public for the first time in this beautiful book.
Alexander Girard, Architect is a beautiful, informative book suited for enthusiasts of Alexander Girard, the midcentury modern aesthetic, and Detroit history, art, and architecture.

To buy the book: website
Publication: O´Neil Ford Monograph 7: E.1027, Eileen Gray
by Wilfried Wang, Peter Adam, Silvia Beretta, Izabella Dennis, Rosamund Diamond and Rachel Stella, Ernst J. Wasmuth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, 2018
DATE: 23/7/2018
On the rocky coast of the Côte d´Azur perches a crisp, white modern home, elongated and compact, cryptically called E.1027. The Anglo-Irish designer Eileen Gray (1878–1976) bought the site, paid for the construction and designed the building (with the assistance of her close friend, Jean Badovici, to whom Gray gave the site, building and contents).
It was Gray´s first foray into architecture, and as such it was a manifesto. For Gray, the whole building―the structure, its materials, the color scheme, the windows, the hardware, the fittings, the furniture―was an experiment with new concepts of spatial relations, an attempt to create an architecture of lightness and freedom. This new publication finally places this key example of modern architecture in its rightful position in history, contextualizing the structure with essays, reproductions of archival material, photographs and numerous scale drawings.

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Publication: The Social Project: Housing Postwar France
by Kenny Cupers, University of Minnesota Press, U.S.A., 2014
DATE: 23/7/2018
In the three decades following World War II, the French government engaged in one of the twentieth century’s greatest social and architectural experiments: transforming a mostly rural country into a modernized urban nation. Although these postwar environments of towers, slabs, and megastructures are often seen as a single utopian blueprint gone awry, Kenny Cupers demonstrates that their construction was instead driven by the intense aspirations and anxieties of a broad range of people. The Social Project unearths three decades of architectural and social experiments centered on the dwelling environment as it became an object of modernization, an everyday site of citizen participation, and a domain of social scientific expertise. Beyond state intervention, it was this new regime of knowledge production that made postwar modernism mainstream. The first comprehensive history of these wide-ranging urban projects, this book reveals how housing in postwar France shaped both contemporary urbanity and modern architecture.

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Publication: The Barbican: Architecture and Light
by Alan Ainsworth, Oblique Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015
DATE: 23/7/2018
Architectural photography strives to capture a sense of place. But what does this mean? And how is it created in the extraordinary design of London´s massive - and unique - Barbican Centre?
Introducing his collection of stunning black-and-white photographs of the Barbican, Alan Ainsworth suggests that the architects´ concern for the play of light and shadows helps create a genuine sense of place. This little-remarked perspective is perhaps one of the most important aspects of the design of the complex. Alan Ainsworth´s striking photography captures this facet of the architects´ vision in an unusual and refreshing view of one of the great architectural achievements in post-war Britain.
With contributions from a number of experts, this book will appeal to anyone interested in architecture, design and urban planning and the role of photography.

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Publication: Designing the modern city: Urbanism since 1850
by Eric Mumford, Yale University Press, EUA, 2018
DATE: 11/7/2018
A comprehensive new survey tracing the global history of urbanism and urban design from the industrial revolution to the present.

Written with an international perspective that encourages cross-cultural comparisons, leading architectural and urban historian Eric Mumford presents a comprehensive survey of urbanism and urban design since the industrial revolution. Beginning in the second half of the 19th century, technical, social, and economic developments set cities and the world’s population on a course of massive expansion. Mumford recounts how key figures in design responded to these changing circumstances with both practicable proposals and theoretical frameworks, ultimately creating what are now mainstream ideas about how urban environments should be designed, as well as creating the field called “urbanism.” He then traces the complex outcomes of approaches that emerged in European, American, and Asian cities.

This erudite and insightful book addresses the modernization of the traditional city, including mass transit and sanitary sewer systems, building legislation, and model tenement and regional planning approaches. It also examines the urban design concepts of groups such as CIAM (International Congresses of Modern Architecture) and Team 10, and their adherents and critics, including those of the Congress for the New Urbanism, as well as efforts toward ecological urbanism. Highlighting built as well as unbuilt projects, Mumford offers a sweeping guide to the history of designers’ efforts to shape cities.A comprehensive new survey tracing the global history of urbanism and urban design from the industrial revolution to the present.

Written with an international perspective that encourages cross-cultural comparisons, leading architectural and urban historian Eric Mumford presents a comprehensive survey of urbanism and urban design since the industrial revolution. Beginning in the second half of the 19th century, technical, social, and economic developments set cities and the world’s population on a course of massive expansion. Mumford recounts how key figures in design responded to these changing circumstances with both practicable proposals and theoretical frameworks, ultimately creating what are now mainstream ideas about how urban environments should be designed, as well as creating the field called “urbanism.” He then traces the complex outcomes of approaches that emerged in European, American, and Asian cities.

This erudite and insightful book addresses the modernization of the traditional city, including mass transit and sanitary sewer systems, building legislation, and model tenement and regional planning approaches. It also examines the urban design concepts of groups such as CIAM (International Congresses of Modern Architecture) and Team 10, and their adherents and critics, including those of the Congress for the New Urbanism, as well as efforts toward ecological urbanism. Highlighting built as well as unbuilt projects, Mumford offers a sweeping guide to the history of designers’ efforts to shape cities.

To buy the book: website
Publication: Towers for the Welfare State: An Architectural History of British Multi-storey Housing 1945-1970
by Stefan Muthesius and Miles Glendinning, Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, Scotland, 2017
DATE: 9/7/2018
Published by the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, this book presents the first comprehensive, yet concise account of one of Britain’s most dramatic building campaigns of the modern age. It traces the often impassioned ideological and aesthetic debates about high building, the complex planning and construction aspects of tower blocks, as well as the design of their environments and their naming. A separate section sets out in detail the story of multi-storey council housing in every major city and many towns in England and Scotland. No less than 534 illustrations were needed to convey something of the astounding wealth of the British high-rise story.

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Publication: Post-War Middle-Class Housing: Models, Construction and Change
by Gaia Caramellino and Frederico Zanfi, Peter Lang AG, Switzerland, 2016
DATE: 9/7/2018
Post-war middle-class housing played a key role in constructing and transforming the cities of Europe and America, deeply impacting today´s urban landscape. And yet, this stock has been underrepresented in a literature mostly focused on public housing and the work of a few master architects.
This book is the first attempt to explore such housing from an international perspective. It provides a comparative insight into the processes of construction, occupation and transformation of residential architecture built for the middle-classes in 12 different countries between the 1950s and 1970s. It investigates the role of models, actors and policies that shaped the middle-class city, tracing geographies, chronologies and forms of development that often cross national frontiers.
This study is particularly relevant today within the context of "fragilization" which affects the middle-classes, challenging, as it does, the urban role played by this residential heritage in the obsolescence, trends in patterns of homeownership, as well as social and generational changes.

To buy the book: website
Call for registrations: Columbus National Symposium
26th - 29th September 2018, Docomomo US, Columbus, Indiana, EEUU
DATE: 26/9/2018
The 2018 National Symposium, taking place September 26–29 in Columbus, Indiana, features four days of engaging programming, exclusive tours, evening keynote conversations with visionary leaders, and the American Institute of Architects´ Trade Show showcasing an array of new and innovative building products and services.

Working in collaboration with Exhibit Columbus, this year´s theme explores how investing in the value of good design can make communities better for everyone and how new approaches to preservation are positively incorporating our modern heritage into the future of cities.

More details: website

To register as a Docomomo US member use the code DOCO2018.

Register: website
Publication: POROSIS / The Architecture of Nuno Brandão Costa
By André Cepeda, monade, Portugal, 2017
DATE: 9/7/2018
POROSIS invites an intense look at the work of the new figure in the Porto School of Architecture, after Eduardo Souto de Moura and Álvaro Siza. The singularity of Nuno Brandão Costa´s work lies in his sustained attention to the primary elements of construction and its plasticity. Through new materials and techniques, his work has built upon the clarity of traditional Portuguese architecture.

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Publication: Public Wihout Rhetoric
By Nuno Brandão Costa and Sérgio Mah, monade, Portugal, 2018
DATE: 9/7/2018
Public Without Rhetoric brings together 12 public building projects created by Portuguese architects, whose construction was completed between 2007 and 2017, a decade ravaged by the severe financial and economic crisis. The chosen works highlight the Portuguese architects marked generalist nature and cross-generational excellence, in an affirmation of architecture as a celebration of the experience of public space.

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Conference: 30 years of the church
17th - 21st July 2018, Igreja Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Olivais Sul, Lisboa, Portugal.
DATE: 17/7/2018
In 2018, the church of "Nossa Senhora da Conceição", designed by the architect Pedro Vieira de Almeida and finnished by the "Secretariado das Novas Igrejas do Patriarcado" [Secretary of the New Churches of the Patriarchy], is celebrating its 30 years of its dedication. Product fo an architectural competition released in 1969, and built during the 1980´s, the parochial complex (only partially constructed), is stablished in a slope of the modern neighbourhood of Olivais Sul, in Lisbon. The volume is characterizes by its horizontality, being more presented as a structure to serve the caommunity rather than a architectural reference in the territory, in a very specific interpretation of the principles of integration of a church in the city, in the pós-Concílio Vaticano II (1962-65).


17. Jul.2018, 21.30pm
Conversation with the architect Gonzalo Byrne: "Passado, Presente, Futuro: Oportunidades, sobre o projeto de Pedro Vieira de Andrade" [Past, Present, Future: Opportunities, about the project of Pedro Vieira de Andrade]

21. Jul.2018, 21.30pm
Documentary about the project and contruction of the church: "A espessura da luz" [The thickness of the light", a film by João Valério, Sofia Almeida and Tiago Santo. Entrace is free.

More details:  PDF below [Portuguese]

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Conversations:
11th July 2018, Casa da Arquitetura, Lisboa, Portugal.
DATE: 11/7/2018
A Casa da Arquitectura (CA) - Centro Português de Arquitectura [The House of Architecture - Portuguese Center of Architecture] feels honoured to invite you to the new session of the "Sud-Express: Olhares Internacionais sobre a Arquitetura Portuguesa" [International views on Portuguese Architecture] that will take place next wednesday, 11th of July, at 18h30.

Laurent Beaudouin, architect and teacher in the École d´Architecture de Paris Val de Seine, and Francis Rambert, also architect and principal in the Cité de L´Architecture et du Patrimoine, in Paris, will attend the event. The entrance is free.

This is the last out of a serie of conversation in the parallel program of the exhibition "Os universalistas – 50 anos de arquitectura portuguesa" [The Universalist - 50 years of Portuguese architeture]

More details: website + PDF below [Portuguese]

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Conference: The Álvaro Siza Talks
16th and 17th of July 2018, Auditório de Serralves, Porto, Portugal.
DATE: 9/10/2018
As part of the commitment that the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves has with the architecture, it will assist to the first edition of the project The Álvaro Siza Talks. It consists of a annual event that will open the debate about the most relevant questions of the contemporary architecture to architects, academicians and students, celebrating the spirit of the Álvaro Siza´s work.
The main purpose of this event is the production and interchange of knowledge about the architecture. Every edition will be held on a specific subject and it will promote the discussion and the debate, having as leitmotiv questions and values that can be found in the Siza´s work method.

More details: website
Mabel Scarone distinguished for contribution to the improvement of architecture
28th June 2018, Manzana de las Luces, Buenos Aires, Argentina
DATE: 28/6/2018
Docomomo International is happy to share the news that on June 28th, Mabel Scarone, founding member of the DOCOMOMO Argentina working team, was distinguished together with other women colleagues of Argentina for their contribution to the improvement of architecture, in the "Construir Según las Reglas" prize from Architector.
Along an extensive and productive carreer, Mabel has work as an architect, is a recognised researcher and an outstanding teacher at the university. In all her activies she has been always involved in the recognition and enhancement of modern architectural principles.

Program of the event: PDF below
Competition: Prácticas Artísticas de Inclusão Social [Artistic Practices for Social Inclusion]
20th September 2018, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 20/9/2018
Application time for the projects of social inclusion through artistic practices is open until the 20th of September 2018.
The best projects in the area of visual, performative or audio-visual arts will be financially supported with a maximum of 25.000€ per year.

Who can participate?
Non-profit organisations with projects of social inclusion of citizens in a state social vulnerability, taking into account the promotion of equal oportunities and the reinforcement of social and territorial cohesion.

Session for Questions and Doubts, live streaming: 9th July 2018 (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Sala 2)

More details: websitewebsite [Portuguese]
Lectures: Kosovo Architecture Festival
5th July 2018, Kino Armata, Prishtina, Kosovo
DATE: 5/7/2018
Kosovo Architecture Festival is organized by the Kosovo Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Future Architecture Platform. KAF is an annual event and its main objective is to present to the local architecture community and the general public the contemporary global theories and methodologies in the field of architecture and urban planning.
Kosovo Architecture Festival is the largest event of its kind in Kosovo with more than 40 individual activities in numerous cities in the country. This year the event will be held from the 3rd of July till the 3rd of October in Prishtina, Gjakova, Peja, Prizren, Mitrovica and Ferizaj.

Lera Semovich who will be presenting the creative work of Fala Atelier, a young architecture studio from Porto gaining recognition for their intriguing drawings and work in recent years. kosovoarchitecture.com/lera-samovich-fala-atelier/
www.falaatelier.com

Eliza Hoxha, the curator of the Kosovo Pavilion at this years Venice Biennale, she will be presenting the concept behind this years pavilion. kosovoarchitecture.com/eliza-hoxha/
Liam Young, is an acclaimed architect and widely featured in mainstream and architecture media and is the head of the ground braking MA program Fiction and Entertainment at the Sci Arc. kosovoarchitecture.com/liam-young/
sciarc.edu/people/faculty/liam-young

Program of Lectures, Workshops and Exhibition of the day: PDF below

More details: website



Call for registrations: Self-construction Laboratory
28th July - 10th August 2018, Conjunto habitacional da Guarda, Perafita, Matosinhos, Portugal.
DATE: 16/7/2018
The Self-construction Laboratory "Lugar de Partilha" in Conjunto Habitacional da Guarda, Perafita, Matosinhos, will take place between the 28th of July and 10th of August of 2018. It is an event organized by Casa da Arquitetura and it counts on the architects Roberto Cremascoli, Edison Okumura, Ivo Poças Martins and Dulcineia dos Santos as tutors.

This project intends to facilitate one or more little structures/facilities the interior space of the Residential Complex of A Guarda that will be avaliable to all the community of Perafita. This aims to be the point of departure for a total re-qualification of the surrounding space of this residential complex.

Deadline for registrations: 16th of July, 2018

For more details: website + PDF below [Portuguese]

Publication: East West Central: Rebuilding Europe, 1950-1990
By Ákos Moravánsky and Judith Hopfengärtner, Birkhäuser, Germany, 2016.
DATE: 5/7/2018
"The international authors of this three-volume publication present Europe´s postwar architecture in a new light. This comprehensive set of studies systematically analyzes developments in the East and West in a comparative way. What has been achieved in a revision of the history of architecture in the era of the Iron Curtain: rather than focusing on divisions, the authors emphasize mutual perception, knowledge transfer, cooperaation and connections across geopolitical and national boundaries. Each volume is dedicated to an overarching theme and its subsequent unfolding across overlapping periods of time".

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Publication: The University Is Now on Air, broadcasting Modern Architecture
By Joaquim Moreno, CCA and Jap Sam Books, Canada, 2018
DATE: 4/7/2018
"The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture examines a key experiment by The Open University to mobilize new media environments for distance and adult education. Eight episodes written by Joaquim Moreno, conversations with Tim Benton, Nick Levinson, Adrian Forty, Joseph Rykwert, and Stephen Bayley, and contributions by Nick Beech, Laura Carter, Ben Highmore, and Joseph Bedford, offer a close reading of the course A305, History of Architecture and Design 1890–1939, which was taught through television and radio broadcasts, aired on the BBC between 1975 and 1982.
As current models for producing and transmitting knowledge are being brought into question, The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture traces a radical attempt at rethinking the mandate of higher education through mass media".

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Publication: Imperfect Health: The medicalization of architecture
Edited by Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini, CCA and Lars Müller Publishers, Canada, 2012
DATE: 4/7/2018
"This book accompanies the exhibition Imperfect Health: the Medicalization of Architecture and its online TV channel. Imperfect Health investigates the historical connections between health, design and the environment, emphasizing certain uncertainties and contradictions informed by Western medicine. Should urbanism, landscape design, or architecture seek to take care of people rather than cure them? Do we need to ´demedicalize architecture´?"

"Today we are anxious about ground pollution, food safety, smog, obesity and aging. Because almost everything in our surroundings is perceived as a possible source of disease, the health, defence and fortification of the body is an obsessive pursuit.
Design is also affected by such anxieties. Imperfect Health investigates the historical connections between health, design and the environment, bringing to light uncertainties and contradictions in cultures informed by Western medicine, to insist on a challenging hypothesis: that urbanism, landscape design and architecture take care of their ´inhabitants´, instead of seeking an ultimate cure".

More details: website
Tribute: Álvaro Siza
3rd July 2018, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 29/6/2018
The Portuguese Architects Board will organize an tribute to Álvaro Siza in the Portuguese National Architect´s Day, 3rd July 2018, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

More details: website [portuguese]
Publication: Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit
By Michael H. Hodges, Painted Turtle, USA, 2018
DATE: 28/6/2018
"Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit by Michael H. Hodges tells the story of the German-Jewish immigrant who rose from poverty to become one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. Kahn’s buildings not only define downtown Detroit, but his early car factories for Packard Motor and Ford revolutionized the course of industry and architecture alike.
Employing archival sources unavailable to previous biographers, Building the Modern World follows Kahn from his apprenticeship at age thirteen with a prominent Detroit architecture firm to his death. With material gleaned from two significant Kahn archives—the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library and the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution—Hodges paints the most complete picture yet of Kahn’s remarkable rise. Special emphasis is devoted to his influence on architectural modernists, his relationship with Henry Ford, his intervention to save the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts (unreported until now), and his work laying down the industrial backbone for the Soviet Union in 1929–31 as consulting architect for the first Five Year Plan.
Kahn’s ascent from poverty, his outsized influence on both industry and architecture, and his proximity to epochal world events make his life story a tableau of America’s rise to power. Historic photographs as well as striking contemporary shots of Kahn buildings enliven and inform the text. Anyone interested in architecture, architectural history, or the history of Detroit will relish this stunning work."

To buy the book: website
Publication: Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions
Edited by Barry Bergdoll and Jonathan Massey, Lars Müller Publishers, 2018
DATE: 26/6/2018
"Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions is a collection of essays by a group of scholars, which examineBreuer’s approach and way of working, his strategies and his signature buildings. These essays draw on anabundance of newly available documents held in the Breuer Archive at Syracuse University, which are nowaccessible online.Often seen as a pioneer of a “brutalist modernism” of reinforced concrete, Marcel Breuer might best beunderstood through the lens of the changing institutional structures in and for which he worked. More recentlyhistorians, architects, and – with the reopening of the great megalith of his Whitney Museum as the Met Breuerin New York – a larger public are gaining new insights into the cities and large-scale buildings Breuer planned.Breuer (1902–1981) is celebrated as an architect, furniture designer and teacher who is known as a “formgiver”of modern American architecture. Originally from Hungary, Breuer was one of the first students at the Bauhausbefore he emigrated to the USA in 1937."

To buy the book: website
Seminar: Discovering Robin Boyd
21st July 2018, State Library Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
DATE: 21/7/2018
"Registration is now open for ‘Discovering Robin Boyd’ – a seminar exploring the legacy of Boyd through the archive held at State Library Victoria (SLV).
This diverse program of speakers brought together by Mary Lewis, Naomi Mullumby and Peter Johnson of SLV will give an extensive insight to the body of work undertaken by Boyd and his continuing influence today."

More details: website


Call: SAH Award for Film and Video
31st July 2018, Society of Architectural Historians
DATE: 31/7/2018
"Nominations for the 2019 SAH Award for Film and Video are being accepted. The submission deadline is July 31, 2018.

PURPOSE
The SAH Award for Film and Video was established in 2013 to recognize annually the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment.

CRITERIA
The award is global in scope with no geographic or political boundaries limiting subject matter or production team. The topic of the film or video must be any aspect of the built environment including the history of buildings, interiors, monuments, landscapes, cultural landscapes, urbanism, designers, engineers, clients, preservation, conservation, citizen engagement, or other topics related to the history of the built environment.

Films and videos representing a wide range of methodologies will be considered including documentaries, critiques, theoretical works and documentary recreations of lost sites. Films and videos by independent directors and producers, including those with a K-12 educational focus, are also welcome.

Films or videos must have an initial release date within the past three years (2015, 2016 or 2017). Honorable Mentions may also be awarded.

Entries for consideration will be submitted, on a DVD or a link to an online viewing site such as Vimeo, to the award committee members and the SAH office by the director, producer, or producer’s distributor.

Nominees will also submit a 250–500-word narrative that addresses the goals of the film/video, the intended audience, where the work has been screened/aired/viewed, and what kind of response the work has received.

The most important criterion is the work’s contribution to the understanding of the built environment, defined either as deepening that understanding or as bringing that understanding to new audiences. A second criterion is a high standard of research and analysis, whether the production was for a scholarly audience, a general audience, or both. A third criterion is excellence in design and production.

THE AWARD
The Award will consist of a certificate and citation that will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at the Society’s Annual International Conference. Following the presentation, the film will be shown at the conference. The Award will be announced in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, the SAH Newsletter, and on the SAH website. The winning film or video will become part of the Society’s permanent archive, housed in the library at the Society’s headquarters, Charnley-Persky House, in Chicago. The recipient will be required to supply two copies of the award-winning film on DVD for the Society’s archive."

More details: PDF below + website
Publication: Works & Continuities
Edited by Brinda Somaya, Mapin Publishing and The HECAR Foundation, 2018
DATE: 26/6/2018
"This volume is a comprehensive monograph chronicling the personal and professional journey of the Indian architect and urban conservationist Brinda Somaya, from 1975 to the present. Belonging to the ‘Bridge Generation’, her work transcends stylistic vocabulary and draws its inspiration from Indian culture, the landscape of the subcontinent and principles of sustainable design and intervention.
The book explores a cross-section of Somaya’s diverse typology of projects, including housing, institutions, conservation, urban design, social design and industrial works that represent a unique ‘non-stylistic’ grammar that has a sense of ‘order and appropriateness’. Situating her work in a broader context, the essays in this volume offer multiple perspectives on Somaya’s accomplishments, while the dialogues outline the concerns central to her work.

With Essays by Jon Lang, Porus Olpadwala, Mary Norman Woods and Ruturaj Parikh, and Dialogues with Arun Shourie, Kamu Iyer and Saryu Doshi. Published in association with The HECAR Foundation, Mumbai."

To buy the book: website
Summer School: Pier Luigi Nervi Project
20th-25th July 2018, Politecnico Di Milano, Milano, Italy
DATE: 20/7/2018
"Inspired by the work of the great Italian designer and builder Pier Luigi Nervi (Sondrio, June 21st 1891 – Rome, January 9th 1979), the Laboratorio Nervi is being developed as a centre for study and analysis on the great issues of knowledge and conservation as well as restoration and valorisation of the twentieth century architecture."

More details: website
Publication: Architecture as propaganda in twentieth-century totalitarian regimes
Edited by Håkan Hökerberg, Edizioni Polistampa, 2018
DATE: 21/6/2018
"It is well known that architecture has the potential to support and promote ideological propaganda. In the totalitarian regimes of twentieth-century Europe, political leaders clearly understood that potential and knew how to exploit it. As a consequence, architecture prospered under totalitarian rule. When the regimes eventually collapsed, they left a rich architectural legacy, which remains today as an evident and sometimes awkward part of the urban landscape. This conference volume explores how prominent architects conveyed the dominant political programmes of totalitarian regimes through buildings, monuments and urban planning. Scholars from a range of academic backgrounds examine the significance of difficult architectural heritage with regards to national identity and historical understanding – whether this heritage is acknowledged or ignored. Examples illustrate different approaches to the management of ideologically controversial heritage, reflecting the varying ambitions of former totalitarian nations to confront their dark past."

To buy the book: website
Encounter: Collective Housing: New Initiatives (Slovenia, Austria, Germany, France, Italy)
21st – 22nd June 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 21/6/2018
“The project Collective Housing: New Initiatives will present, define and disseminate topics of past and contemporary collective living, urban solidarity practices, cooperation in neighbourhood communities as well as progressive sustainable housing policies and housing models. 
Today are many housing estates from 20th century facing degradation and neglect. Moreover, in all the countries listed above, housing is becoming a privilege rather than a basic human right. This situation gives rise to questions such as: 
How to think about collective housing and living today?
How to link the past and present experience? 
How to develop new models, based on solidarity and affordability of sustainable housing for all?” At KUD C3 platform website

The two-day event will be held on 21st and 22nd June 2018 at the Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana, City Museum Ljubljana (MGLM) and MAO Ljubljana, focusing on topics related to collective housing.

More details: website
Exhibition: 19 Architectural Projects Surrounding the Market
13th June – 2nd July 2018, Fórum Municipal Romeu Correia, Almada, Portugal
DATE: 13/6/2018
“The 19 showcased works propose an intervention in the central zone of the city of Almada, with the aim of reflecting on the relation between architecture, culture and city. The program allows to develop the fundamental rules of architecture and connect students to the professional practice. Each group has the task of developing a defined database program (Student Residences, Almada Municipal Market Support).

The atelier PArq-IV and V works on a project methodology linked to its context. The studio devotes special attention to the theme of representation, a crucial project´s communication instrument, and develops the project as close as possible to the real professional practice.

The present exercise consists on developing a revitalization proposal for the area of ​​the Center of Almada, namely the area delimited by the three fundamental labels for the Municipal Market of Almada: The interior of the northern quarter (former EDP building), the interior of the eastern quarter ( Auto-Monumental building) and the interior of the Quarter to the West (Quarteirão das Oficinas). Taking into account the new habits of the inhabitants and even of a latest public, it is suggested an intervention program focused on the requalification, not only of each building and correspondent uses, but also of those that are being used as adjacent spaces.”

This collection of works is a production of the students of the architects Ricardo Bak Gordon and Pedro Sousa, 4th year Master’s Architecture degree of Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (Portugal), in partnership with the Municipality of Almada.  The exhibition will take place at Fórum Municipal Romeu Correia, Almada, inaugurating on 13th June by 18h30, and can be visited until 2nd July 2018.
The Maison du Peuple of Clichy was featured at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition
by by Jean Prouvé, Eugène Beaudouin, Marcel Lods and Vladimir Bodiansky, Clichy, France, 1935-1939
DATE: 26/5/2018
The Maison du Peuple of Clichy (by Eugène Beaudouin and Marcel Lods, Clichy, France, 1935-1939) was featured at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, titled FREESPACE, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and organized by La Biennale di Venezia, as one of the buildings selected at "Close Encounter", where Irish architects responded to works of architecture.
Open House: 2nd Edition Open House Torino
9th – 10th June 2018, Turin, Italy
DATE: 9/6/2018
Open House Torino will promote the opportunity to visit 140 different sites, during the upcoming weekend 9, 10 June 2018. Each visit has specific characteristics and schedule, and some need previous appointment. Among the wide list, visitors may find historical buildings, modern or contemporary, offices, green or social spaces, structures recovered, among others.
The initiative of 10-11 June 2017 was the first Turin edition of an international format. The idea of ​​Open House was founded in London in 1992 by the work of the founder Victoria Thornton and has since spread throughout the world. To date, the cities of the Open House Worldwide network are more than thirty, distributed on every continent. 
In Italy, Turin follows Open House Roma (from 2012) and Open House Milano (from 2016).

During Open House weekend, visits are all free and generally take place by order of arrival. On the Open House Torino 2018 website it is possible to find further details on the program, registration and also apps to follow through this years visits.

The event is organized by the Open House Torino cultural association, formed in 2017 by a group of architects and city enthusiasts.

More details: website
Open House Torino 2018 map: Pdf [Italian]
International Forum: Modern Cities Reporting
4th June 2018, Habima Theatre, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
DATE: 4/6/2018
Modern cities Reporting will be hosted by the White City Center, the Department of Conservation, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, the Urban Design Graduate Program and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, with the participation of Prof. Arch. Alfredo Brillembourg – Co-principle of Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) at ETH Zurich as Keynote Speaker.

“Brasília, Berlin, Chandigarh, Rabat, Gdynia, Le Havre, Asmara, and Tel Aviv are all modernist cities declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Along with its historical, cultural and economic value, the international recognition also entails a deep commitment to preserving the city’s unique urban heritage and restraining the ever-growing forces of development.
Tel Aviv-Yafo will host a series of public lectures by representatives of cities from all around the world, who will present their city and its modern heritage, and discuss innovative approaches to urban management designed to better balance the current push for development with the preservation of past heritage.
Participants include representatives from various cities as well as UNESCO and UN officials, and the forum will also feature professional discussions on preservation, sustainability, architectural heritage, and cultural identity.” In White City Center website

The event is free, however requires pre-registration, starting from 12:30 to 20:00, June 4th, at Habima Theatre, auditorium 4, Tel Aviv – Yafo.

More details and registration: website
Program: Pdf
Call for Papers: International Congress: Colonial and Post-Colonial Landscapes, Architecture, Cities, Infrastructures
30th June 2018, Coast to Coast FCT Project, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/6/2018
This conference is organized within the project ‘Coast to Coast – Late Portuguese Infrastructural Development in Continental África (Angola and Mozambique): Critical and Historical Analysis and Postcolonial Assessment’, funded by ‘Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia’ (FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology) with the reference PTDC/ATPAQI/0742/2014. 

Based on the survey, cataloguing and contextualization of the infrastructural process of the former Portuguese colonial territory in continental Africa (Angola and Mozambique) in the last century of Portuguese colonization (1875-1975), the research aims at analyzing the influence of colonial strategies on the current developments in these two countries.

Important dates: 

30th June 2018 | Call for papers
31st July 2018 | Notification of acceptance of papers
30th November 2018 | Deadline for registration
31st December 2018 | Submission of full paper
16th-18th January 2019 | Conference

More details: website
Exhibition: Manuel Marques de Aguiar, 1927 - 2015: Building Places
9th March - 17th June, Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 9/3/2018
“Manuel Marques de Aguiar (1927-2015), belongs to a generation of architects from Porto for whom drawing is a privileged tool of thought.
He was born in Transmontana, an architect, urban planner, urban manager and landscape designer, and developed his training and action in several geographies, between France, the North of Portugal and the archipelago of the Azores.
It is through his drawings, as well as his plans and projects, that this exhibition reveals his desire to transform the city and the landscape, "building places" that make possible new experiences.
In his plans, projects, works and technical opinions, Marques de Aguiar sought to move from "intention to happen", using different instruments, widening opportunities and "sowing in the long term", as he liked to say.
Throughout six nuclei - or six "places" - the exhibition presents different testimonies of personalities of its generation (Luiz Cunha, Carlos Carvalho Dias and Álvaro Siza, among others), memories of those who accompanied the persistence of Marques de Aguiar in the integration between work and life.
The course of this architect was marked by his learning in Paris, with Robert Auzelle, a city planner responsible for transforming Porto in the transition to the 1960s - author of the PDM of the city of 1962 - and a key figure in the construction of the axis of Rua Gonçalo Christopher, and the French School of Porto, works that Marques de Aguiar left to the city. These are the plans for the cities of Espinho and Angra do Heroísmo (after the earthquake of 1981), as well as the studies carried out for the northern interior of Portugal and for the maritime borders between Porto and Leça da Palmeira.”

Organization: 
Serralves Foundation in partnership with the Marques de Aguiar Family.

To visiti until 17th June, in Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal.

More details: website
Call for Registration: Cities in Asia Summer Program: Studio Shanghai-Tokyo
23rd June – 3rd July 2018, Shanghai, China and 5th July – 15th July 2018, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 23/6/2018
“We are pleased to announce that registration for this year’s Cities in Asia Summer Program is now open. The credit-bearing HKU course was established in 2010 to focus on urgent architectural and urban issues confronting Asian cities today. This year, the studio will be traveling to Shanghai and Tokyo. The program is an immersive course designed to expose students to these cities through daily learning activities including lectures, seminars, studio crits, field work, firm visits, and design reviews. The nature of work ranges from critical reading of texts and individual assignments, to design and research collaborations. Students will get to interact with professors, researchers, critical practices, think tanks and various local stakeholders, as well as with students from other universities.
This program welcomes all university students and recent graduates with an interest in issues around industrialization of the city, and broader challenges facing urban development in these unique Asian contexts.”

Important dates:
Deadline for enrolment is May 20, 2018
Shanghai - June 23 to July 3
Tokyo - July 5 to 15
(July 4 and 5 are days for transit)

Studio Locations
Shanghai : The University of Hong Kong Shanghai Study Center
No. 298, North Suzhou Road, Hong Kou District, Shanghai, China 200085
Tokyo : Meiji University Nakano Campus
4-21-1 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, Japan 164-8525

More details: website + PDF below
Conference registration: website
Call for Abstracts: THE HOUSE – Domestic Spaces Forms of Inhabitation
23rd – 25th January 2019, University of Granada Architecture School, Granada, Spain
DATE: 28/5/2018
“Presentation
The Department of History and Theory of Architecture of the University of Granada, in collaboration with the Research Group HUM813: Architecture and Contemporary Culture, the Architectural Construction Department, the Architecture School of University of Granada and the Association of Architecture and Urban Planning Historians (AhAU in Spanish acronyms), organize the 2nd International Conference Culture and City under the title The house: domestic spaces, forms of inhabitation, which will be held in Granada from January 23 to 25, 2019. 
The Conference will address residential architecture from a broad and comparative perspective, one that is both historical and contemporary, synthesizing architectural and planning aspects as well as those regarding forms of inhabitation, the evolution of housing, its current problems and its different spaces (living rooms, bed rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, courtyards, terraces, transit spaces, doors, windows...), their configuration and uses. 
The conference has an open approach, based on the meeting of diverse disciplines (History, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy or Art History besides Architecture and Urban Planning) as well as different areas of knowledge within the university (Architecture History and Theory, Design, Urban Planning, Art History, Building Services, Graphic Expression, Civil Engineering, Social Anthropology, etc.). 
The timeframe and theme of the conference is also global, therefore the issues addressed can belong to different historic periods and tackle concepts such as housing typologies, advances in the fields of technology and construction, the rise and development of notions such as comfort, hygiene or domesticity, and focus on current hot-topics and the problems regarding the adaptation of the “living unit” to the social, urban, technological and environmental changes of our time. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which the differentiation between the realms of the public and the private have been articulated throughout history, and the boundaries and hybridization between these two realities. The Conference will also address the presence of domesticity in the collective imagery, and specifically how it has been approached from the fields of philosophy, sociology, painting, literature or cinematography. 
The presentation of housing schemes and projects by their authors is not a priority of this Conference. Such communications will only be accepted on an exceptional basis.

Themes
1. Architectures of the house: domestic space throughout history 
2. The domestic project as the heart of modernity: the single, one-off house and collective housing, from the Modern Movement to the 21st century. 
3. Contemporary housing and heritage 
4. The house: myths, archetypes, forms of inhabitation 
5. External views: the house in painting, cinema and literature. 

Calendar
- Registration and reception of abstracts: Beginning on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 
- Deadline for the reception of abstracts: Monday, May 28, 2018 
- Notification of acceptance / rejection of abstracts: latest days June, 2018 
- Deadline for reduced registration fee: Monday, October 1, 2018 
- Deadline for the reception of presentations via email: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 
- Conference dates: Wednesday-Friday, January 23-25, 2019

Location
Architecture School of University of Granada 
Campo del Príncipe s/n – Palacio del Almirante Aragón 
18071 Granada”

More details: website
Call for Registration: 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 - Lingotto Campus, Turin, Italy
DATE: 13/6/2018
“Women´s Creativity since the Modern Movement - MoMoWo is a large-scale cooperation cultural project co-funded by the Creative Culture Programme of the European Union, coordinated by the Polytechnic of Turin and launched in 2014.
MoMoWo considers an issue of contemporary cultural, social and economic importance, from both a European and an interdisciplinary perspective, women´s achievements in the design professions.
After almost four years of successful project activities, and in accordance with the MoMoWo mission, the International Conference | Women´s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception continues to increase the visibility of creative women, to foster in Europe and beyond interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment "from the spoon to the city", and to facilitate the exchange of research results and professional practices in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and design.

Sessions:
A. Women´s education and training. National and international mappings
B. Women´s legacy and heritage. Protection, restoration and enhancement
C. Women in communication and professional networks
D. Women and cultural tourism
E. Women´s achievements and professional attainments. Moving boundaries
F. Women and sustainability
SSF. Sustainability in City and Landscape: Spaces for Women
G. Women "as subjects". Documentation, methodology, interpretation and enhancement
SSG. Design drawings

The Conference registration is free but mandatory, as the number of places is limited 
Participation in the Tours is free after registration.
MoMoWo will be pleased to offer to the Conference attenders, Booklet of Programme and Abstract as well as printed copies of the following MoMoWo Books: The travelling exhibition catalogue and ï»¿The cultural touristic itineraries guidebook.”

Important dates:
10th March 2018 | Opening of Conference Registration
16th March 2018 | Final Conference Programme
18th May 2018 | Closing of registration for audience via on-line forms and closing of social activities registration
13th June 2018 | Free download of the Booklet of Programme and Abstract of the Conference e-Book. Printed copies of the Booklet will be distributed at the Symposium.


Registration for the Symposium is now open.

More details: website + PDF below
Conference registration: website
Call for Papers: Journal of Icon Studies, 2 (2018)
1st June 2018, Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts, USA
DATE: 1/6/2018
"The Journal of Icon Studies is now accepting submissions for its second issue, scheduled for online publication in December 2018. We welcome contributions from scholars working across a wide disciplinary range, including art history, literature and film, religious studies, gender and cultural studies, history and anthropology, conservation and museum studies. 
The Journal of Icon Studies is an online, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of icons around the globe, from the Byzantine period to the modern era. It serves as an international forum for new scholarship on the theoretical, theological and historical significance of icons, their place within a broad cultural and artistic context, as well as their conservation, collecting, and exhibiting. The journal includes reviews of books and exhibitions, archival discoveries, and translations of primary documents.
The journal is published annually by the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA. The language of publication is English, with summaries in Russian. Translation assistance will be provided by the museum.
Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018. All submissions will receive a double-blind peer review."

More details: websitewebsite
International Conference on Urban Conservation
16th-18th November 2018, Kolkata, Calcutta, India
DATE: 16/11/2018
"Urban conservation is a broader concept than the preservation or conservation of one or more buildings of architectural values. Historic urban landscape in the context of urban conservation strategy is inclusive and holistic with both tangible and intangible aspects in a natural and built environment with people and community. According to the Unesco, an area may not have old buildings or buildings of historical significance but it may have unique settlements and character, with the way people lived and the way buildings and public spaces were built and such area will also be under urban conservation.
Due to rapid urbanisation, cities are growing both vertically and horizontally often at the cost of historic buildings within the cities and greenery and water bodies in the periphery. Today urban conservation becomes a part of urban development.
There is growing awareness specially in the context of UN Habitat’s new urban agenda and vision of sustainable cities.
The significance of such international conference in India with thousands of years of culture and civilisation and in Kolkata (Calcutta), the cultural capital of India which was once the second capital of the British Empire, will be great as it will be a forum of exchange of ideas and innovations. The city is the container and within this there is diverse culture with myriads of colour, the understanding, protoection and rejuvenation will be the subjects of presentations and discussions.
The conference will be organised by Centre for Built Environment (CBE), a knowledge based a nonprofit registered professional society of architects, urban designers, city planners and other urban experts, in collaboration with other institutions and organisations."

More details: website
Congress: 56º Congreso Internacional de Americanistas [56th International Congress of Americanists]
15th - 20th July 2018, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
DATE: 15/7/2018
"The 56th International Congress of Americanists will be held at the University of Salamanca between 15 and 20 July 2018.

The title of the symposium is: Radical speculation, disciplinary diversity and revolutionary tension: city and architecture in the long sixties in Latin America.

The expectations of an imminent political and social transformation - initiated with the Cuban revolution and closed even after that of the carnations - brought together young people, intellectuals and workers, and moved - with various emphases - cloisters, publications and meetings, but also the practices, the gestation of new concepts and theories in the broad field of architecture and the disciplines associated with the city. Fueled by different disciplinary approaches, these processes were stimulated by the intensification of exchanges of discourses and images, condensed in some paradigmatic debates. The tension between processes of international latitude and the peculiarities with which they were interpreted in different American countries and cities encourages the call for: - The paradigm of the development and reconsideration of territorial and urban planning strategies, their conceptual and intervention. - Urban transformation from diverse disciplines: sociology, anthropology, philosophy, art, technology, mathematical models. - Cities as a locus of resistance - Latin American Mayans - and their implications for reconsideration of a new urbanity. - Neighborhoods as schools of new ways of conceiving the habitat and crisis of welfare models in housing policies - User discovery in experiences of participation and co-construction: role of the technician and typological systems as tools - University reforms , pedagogy of freedom and social praxis as a foundation; - Provisionality, change, flexibility: substrate of architectures for urban ecologies in a revolutionary framework. - Events and conceptual debates to redefine the vanguard."

Link: website
Conference: Townscapes in Transition. Transformation and Reorganization of Italian Cities and their Architecture in the Interwar Period
14th-17th June 2018, Sant´Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy
DATE: 14/6/2018
Social change after WWI led to an accelerated change in the built environment. Within a broad stylistic scope of architectural and urban design projects, the structural ‘DNA‘ of Italian historic cities offered a basic planning guideline. Historic paradigms determined not only trends in conservation but guided new approaches to architecture as well as urban and landscape design. The result was not a single strategy to ensure continuity in urban planning and architecture, but a multiplicity of formal principles and trends. The session proposes to clarify what methods Italian architects and urban planners used to take possession of a ‘Roman’ or ‘Italian’ building and planning tradition, and how they accommodated it to the modernization of their country.

More details: website
Call for Papers: Reuse of Modernist Buildings: Professional Practices and Pedagogical Experiences
10th July 2018
DATE: 10/7/2018
“Architecture is facing new challenges caused by developments like globalization in general, global warming and demographic changes. These trends have a strong impact on the role of the architect and related specialist. Because of these changes in the architects profession there is a demand for adapting the training of architects accordingly. This question is especially relevant in dealing with urban areas where the 20th century buildings are waiting for strategic interventions, ranging from renovation, reconstruction, transformation to demolishing.

The architect needs new tools, drawing and sketching is not enough to understand neither the building nor its users or inhabitants. More complex methodologies are needed as they have to integrate not only the aesthetic and technical dimensions, but also the social one. These inclusive approach demands for a dialogue with other disciplines, promoting an effective interdisciplinarity.

In order to train this interdisciplinarity spirit for future architects, in architectural education the design studio should be more a laboratorium, than a workshop, where new tools and methods are explored and tested by means of research.” In impactum-journals website

Scholars are invited to submit full papers related to one of the following topics:
- TOOLS for the 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 based either on a professional practice (best practices) or on pedagogical experiences for RMB. Full papers with 5000 words in English (APA Style), including a abstract with no more than 400 words, and will further on be evaluated according to a blind peer review process.
Invited editors are Michel Melenhorst, Gonçalo Canto Moniz, Paulo Providência. 

Deadline dates:
10 july - Deadline for full paper submission
30 july - Feedback from peer review
15 september - Final version of the text
01 December - Publish joelho 9

More details and submission: website
Conference: Aldo Rossi. Perspectives from the World
11th-13th June 2018, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
DATE: 11/6/2018
"Twenty years after the death of Aldo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano will organize an exhibition and a Conference ALDO ROSSI. PERSPECTIVES FROM THE WORLD dedicated to the Milanese master, who studied and taught at the Faculty of Architecture, with the aim of celebrating a fundamental figure of Italian and international architectural culture."

More details: website
Call for Entries: 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
30th June 2017, UNESCO Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
DATE: 30/6/2018
"The Awards recognize the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored or conserved structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. The Awards emphasize the importance of the conservation process, including the technical achievements and quality of the restoration, as well as its social impact, including community involvement in the project."

Key dates
Receipt of Materials: 20th June 2017 
Winners announce: early December

More details: website
Exhibition: Dominicanos. Arte e Arquitetura Portuguesa. Diálogos com a Modernidade [Dominicans. Art and Portuguese Architecture. Dialogues with Modernity]
14th April – 10th June 2018, Convento de São Domingos, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 14/4/2018
“In 2018 the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) celebrates the 800th anniversary of the opening of its first convent in Portugal. Recalling this date, the Center for the Study of Religious History of the Portuguese Catholic University and the Institute of St. Thomas Aquinas propose the exhibition "Dominicans. Art and Portuguese Architecture. Dialogues with Modernity " which highlights the contribution of the Dominican order to the renewal of religious art and religious architecture in the 20th century.
The exhibition, at the Convento de São Domingos (Alto dos Moinhos, Lisbon), intends to show the way of approaching modern art and architecture through four works unknown to the general public. Churches and convents built in Oporto, Fátima, Ourém and Lisbon make up the exhibition center that brings together for the first time models, drawings, photographs and works of art from different archives and institutions. In this exhibition it is showcased the work of the architects Eduardo Raul da Silva Martins, Manuel da Silva Passos Júnior, Fernando Peres, Fernando Távora, Luiz Cunha, Diogo Lino Pimentel, José Fernando Gonçalves, Paulo Providência and the collaboration of the plastic artists Maria Luísa Marinho Leite, José Grade, Maria do Carmo d´Orey, José Espiga Pinto, Isolda Norton, Georges Serraz e Ferdinand Gehr.”

Convento de São Domingos, in Lisbon, Portugal, invites you to visit the exhibition form 14th April until 10th June, and also to attend the conference “In conversation with Diogo Pimentel, Luiz Cunha, José Fernando Gonçalves and Paulo Providência, João de Almeida and Frei Bento Domingues” on 12th May by 16h.
Both the exhibition and conference are free entrance. 
Only the conference is subject to registration to: expoarquiteturadominicanos@gmail.com.

More details: website + PDF
The Second Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize 2019
15th July 2018, Barcelona School of Architecture, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 15/7/2018
"Every two years, the Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize will recognize the best university research in the field of urbanism carried out by a student granted a PhD. Candidates can be anyone studying at a European University whose research for their doctoral thesis is grounded in urbanism, according to the application procedure on lub.upc.edu/msmprize. The award honours the memory of Professor of Urbanism, and architect, Manuel de Solà-Morales Rubio (1939-2012) who understood his subject as a creative and intellectual activity, committed to improving cities through what he called "persistent research".

The award is an academic initiative of the ETSAB (Barcelona School of Architecture) at the UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) where he taught for more than forty years. The LUB (Barcelona Urbanism Laboratory) which he founded in 1968, organizes, oversees and facilitates the development of the award and the maximum dissemination of the works which receive it." 

More details: website
The Second Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize 2019
15th July 2018, Barcelona School of Architecture, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 15/7/2018
"Every two years, the Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize will recognize the best university research in the field of urbanism carried out by a student granted a PhD. Candidates can be anyone studying at a European University whose research for their doctoral thesis is grounded in urbanism, according to the application procedure on lub.upc.edu/msmprize. The award honours the memory of Professor of Urbanism, and architect, Manuel de Solà-Morales Rubio (1939-2012) who understood his subject as a creative and intellectual activity, committed to improving cities through what he called "persistent research".


The award is an academic initiative of the ETSAB (Barcelona School of Architecture) at the UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) where he taught for more than forty years. The LUB (Barcelona Urbanism Laboratory) which he founded in 1968, organizes, oversees and facilitates the development of the award and the maximum dissemination of the works which receive it." 

More details: website
Summer School: Porto Academy
20th - 27th July 2018, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 20/7/2018
"PORTO ACADEMY is held at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), one of the most prestigious Faculties in the world which was designed by the Pritzker awarded Álvaro Siza. Space at faculty is provided for the master classes as well as for lectures, discussions, model building, bar and canteen lunch service.

Where?
At the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto.
Via Panorâmica S/N, 4150-755 Porto, Portugal

When?
Porto Academy will happen from the 20th to the 27th of July

Who can take part?
Porto Academy is open to students as well as professionals worldwide.
Language. The tuition language will be English.

Visa requirements
Each participant who requires a visa for Portugal is responsible for obtaining this visa in good time.

Equipment
Participants should bring their own lap-top computers. WLAN is freely available. Please ensure that all your own equipment is covered by your insurance."

More details: website
Summer School: Porto Academy
20th - 27th July 2018, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 20/7/2018
"PORTO ACADEMY is held at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), one of the most prestigious Faculties in the world which was designed by the Pritzker awarded Álvaro Siza. Space at faculty is provided for the master classes as well as for lectures, discussions, model building, bar and canteen lunch service.

Where?
At the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto.
Via Panorâmica S/N, 4150-755 Porto, Portugal

When?
Porto Academy will happen from the 20th to the 27th of July

Who can take part?
Porto Academy is open to students as well as professionals worldwide.
Language. The tuition language will be English.

Visa requirements
Each participant who requires a visa for Portugal is responsible for obtaining this visa in good time.

Equipment
Participants should bring their own lap-top computers. WLAN is freely available. Please ensure that all your own equipment is covered by your insurance."

More details: website
Conference: Bauhaus and Greece the Idea of Synthesis in Art and Architecture
30th May-1st June 2019, Athens, Greece
DATE: 1/6/2018
"For the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Bauhaus, the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart are organising an international conference titled ‘Bauhaus in Greece’. The conference will take place in Athens from 30 May to 1 June 2019.

The Conference will comprise two general thematic areas:
  1. Bauhaus´s significance for and influence on the arts and architecture in Greece.
  2. Bauhaus´s influence on other countries and art education.
The conference will be accompanied by publications and further events on Bauhaus culture, which will be announced in due course.

The conference is arranged in partnership with the Hellenic Institute of Architecture (EIA).

• General information: bauhaus2019.asfa.gr
• Please submit your abstract to bauhaus2019@asfa.gr
You can use this address for related queries.

Friday 25 May 2018 - deadline to submit abstract.

Conference proceedings will be published.
Participation is free of charge.

Andreas Giacumacatos, Professor of Architecture at the Department of Theory and History of Art at the Athens School of Fine Arts, and Sokratis Georgiadis, Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Design History at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart oversee the scientific and organisational aspects of the conference and related events."
EAHN Conference: Fifth International Meeting of the European Architectural History Network
13th – 16th June 2018, National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
DATE: 13/6/2018
“The fifth pan-European meeting of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN) will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, from June 13–16, 2018. In accordance with its mission statement, the meeting aims to increase the visibility of the discipline; to foster transcultural, transnational and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the built environment; and to facilitate the exchange of research results in the field. It will be the first biennial meeting of EAHN in northeastern Europe, demonstrating the organisation’s aspiration to reach out to new contacts and new research themes in architectural history.
The conference will feature five thematic parallel sessions on all three days, ranging from panels on reinterpreting the rediscovery of antiquity in Renaissance to critical retakes on the UN Development programmes and a round table that asks a question about the usefulness of the term “Eastern Europe”. There will be three keynote presentations by leading architectural historians – Christine Stevenson from the Courtauld Institute, Krista Kodres from the Estonian Academy of Arts and Reinhold Martin from Columbia Univeristy.
Receptions for conference participants will be held at KUMU Art Museum, the Museum of Estonian Architecture and the 19th century building of the Academy of Sciences. During lunch hours on all three days of the conference, participants can choose from a range of walking and bus tours to the medieval, modern and contemporary landmarks of Tallinn. The post-conference tours offered on Sunday (17 June) include, among others, a full-day visit to the northeast Estonian industrial heritage sites, Sillamäe and Narva, and a half-day tour to Soviet-era collective farm (kolkhoz) sites.
This year, Estonia is celebrating the centenary of its first independence in 1918. It will bring activities and exhibitions devoted to the country’s history and to the celebration of independence to Tallinn, and other event spaces. Among the highlights in June will be an exhibition of Michel Sittow at KUMU Art Museum, the first monographic exhibition of the Tallinn-born Renaissance painter.
The fifth meeting of the EAHN in Tallinn is supported by the European Social Fund, the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the City of Tallinn and the Estonian Academy of Sciences.”
More details: website
Award: Kenneth Frampton Wins the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement
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
Event: Members Appreciation Day!
16th June 2018, Eames Foundation, Pacific Palisades, USA
DATE: 16/6/2018
"Toys and games are a prelude to serious ideas.

Join us for Members Appreciation Day and explore the world of Charles and Ray Eames.

Take an interior tour of the Eames House ground floor and studio to experience Charles and Ray´s creativity and commitment to good design. Spend time in the meadow making your own mask inspired by their serious fascination with toys and play. 

Please plan on attending the full event so that you can enter your mask into a design competition juried by your fellow attending Members. We encourage all mask makers to put their creations up for consideration! The winner, determined by Member Vote at the event´s end, must be present in order to be eligible to win the grand prize: The Toy, reintroduced by the Eames Office this year." 
(by Eames Foundation)

Details: website
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
Exhibition: Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere
19th April - 11th September 2018, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 11/9/2018
"This solo exhibition of Domènec (Mataró, 1962) offers a retrospective of his work from the late 1990s to the present, including some new projects. Using certain emblematic buildings or monuments of modernity as referents, Domènec analyses the proposals of the modern movement and its legacy within contemporary practice. Supporting his research are projects in situ, installations, maquettes, photographs, workshops, seminars and videos. Based on various local contexts, his work establishes a dialogue with other international themes to highlight the impact on the present of the utopian ideas that resulted from the Industrial Revolution and as a stand against capitalism.

The rise of an urban proletariat in the nineteenth century led to discourses and social models based on social justice and egalitarianism. Utopian communism and socialism developed architectonic models promoting a concept of coexistence in the urban space based on services to the community and better living conditions. Domènec investigates these exemplary systems and the breakdown of what he calls the ‘fragile contract between capital and the social body’. The transformations of the socio-political circumstances generated by these systems also lead, at times, to changes of usage and the creation of dystopic models. 

Social housing turned into military barracks or internment camps; statues of circumstantial heroes that were pulled down because of their meaning or counter-meaning; or the absurdity of a ghost city used for military training in urban warfare, but never officially recognised, are some of the cases borrowed by Domènec to investigate the dysfunctions of the processes of modernity and the political accounts marginalised by these narratives. In other words, the breakdown of a social project that has become, as a result of neoliberalism, the exacerbation of individualism. Domènec’s work gives voice to the protagonists of that story, to unofficial discourses, and avoids the dominant narratives in order to bring back memory.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a publication with texts by Teresa Grandas, Martí Peran and Jeff Derksen.

Curator: Teresa Grandas

The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace is an intervention by Domènec at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion on view from 18 April to 6 May. A collaboration between MACBA and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in the context of the exhibition Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere at MACBA.."

More details: websiteteaser
Award: Eduardo Souto de Moura wins Golden Lion at Biennale Architettura 2018
26th May 2018, Headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
DATE: 26/5/2018
Docomomo International congratulates the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura for being announced the 2018 Biennale Architettura Golden Lion.

“Souto de Moura was named best participant in Freespace, the exhibition directed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects for the 16th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale.
His project Vo De Jour comprises two aerial photographs positioned side by side, showing the São Lourenço do Barrocal estate in Alentejo, Portugal, which the architect transformed from an old farm into a hotel. The two images show the site both before and after the works. The changes are barely noticeable, revealing how small-scale the interventions were.
Judges said the positioning of the two images "reveals the essential relationship between architecture, time and place".” In dezeen website

The prize was attributed to the architect during 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.

More details: website + website
Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon
24th May - 29th June 2018, School Of Urbanistic Architecture and Construction Engineering – Milan Polytechnic, Milan, Italy
DATE: 24/5/2018
After visiting Portugal, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Spain and France, the exhibition "Carrilho da Graça: Lisboa." is now showing in Italy, integrated in Milano Arch Week.

Curated by Marta Sequeira, professor and researcher at the University of Lisbon and Susana Rato, architect and former collaborator on atelier Carrilho da Graça, it is offered a selection of 13 projects for the city of Lisbon, from one of the best-known Portuguese architects, between the end of the years of 1980 and 2015.


“This is not an exhibition about João Luís Carrilho da Graça, nor about his work. It is not just an exposition about their projects. In spite of the inevitable anthological character, this exhibition shows above all a way of looking, present from the beginning of his professional and teaching activity, here illustrated from the city on which he has been working for more than 30 years: Lisbon.

We live on the earth and build with all that is available. We can build what we want, but we can not stop building with meaning.
João Luís Carrilho da Graça, in "Architecture is dangerous", 1994


The contents of this exhibition allow the approach to a theory of territory, as stated in a plan and model of Lisbon, and reiterated by the models of the projects presented. It is a theory that understands the fact that the remarkable lines and points that characterize the topography are at the base of human routes and settlements, and therefore of the construction of the city and its architecture.” In espaço de arquitectura website

Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon can be visited from 24th May to 29th June, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm, at School Of Urbanistic Architecture and Construction Engineering – Milan Polytechnic in the Gamma Hall.

More details: website
Lecture: Eileen Gray – a Grey experience
31st May 2018, ETH Zurich Honggerberg, Zurich, Switzerland
DATE: 31/5/2018
Within the scope of the workshop «Gender Research in Architecture. Methodologies for the Flora Ruchat-Roncati Project» ETH Zurich, Honggerberg – Departement Architektur invites you to join the lecture «Eileen Gray – a Grey experience» by Jennifer Goff, Thursday 31st May 2018, by 18h, at Siemens Auditorium HIT E 51, ETH Zurich Honggerberg.  

“The lecture will look at why Gray was omitted from the canon of modern architecture and design and why she was forgotten about until the latter part of her life. Even after her rediscovery – It will question whether she is being valued as the talented and philosophical designer and architect that she was, or is she valued more as a commodity whose work achieves record prices at auction.
Dr Jennifer Goff is the curator of the Eileen Gray Collection at the National Museum of Ireland with the Decorative Arts and design division.  Goff has done extensive research on Eileen Gray and has recently published a book on the designer, Eileen Gray: Her Work and Her World. She was a Fulbright Scholar 2016-17, and has lectured and written extensively on Irish design and architecture internationally. Currently Goff is writing for the accompanying catalogue for the forthcoming exhibition on Eileen Gray at the Bard Graduate Center in New York, scheduled to open in late 2019.” In SNF Flora Ruchat-Roncati project website 

The lecture will be followed by a drink.

More details: website + Pdf
Festival: Arquiteturas Film Festival
6th - 10th June 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/6/2018
"ARQUITETURAS returns, starting this year, in June and with fiction as a novelty. Learning From Fiction is the theme of the sixth edition of the only international film festival in Portugal dedicated to stories of our build environment and the people who live in it.
Architecture is always about creating fiction. But what happens when fiction clashes with reality? Not only film but also architecture has a fine line between fiction and "reality". Is creativity at stake if architecture chooses to engage more with "reality" than with fiction? Up to what extent should architecture engage socially? Is that relevant? The films we have selected aim to contribute to generating some reflection about these questions. Ultimately, architecture by creating fiction defines our reality. It is a powerful skill that should be used wisely."

More details: website
Júlio Pomar (1926-2018)
Júlio Pomar passed away on 22nd May 2018
DATE: 22/5/2018
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the irreverent and creative Portuguese artist, Júlio Pomar, to his family and friends. 

Júlio Pomar
Born in Lisbon 1926, he attended the António Arroio School and the Lisbon School of Fine Arts, which he latter exchanged in 1944 to Porto. It is in the framework of political militancy that he participates in the adventure of neorealism, a movement committed to social transformation and the struggle against dictatorship (reason why he is arrested in 1947) whose aesthetic models are most evidently based on the Mexican muralism of Orozco and Siqueiros, or on the regionalism of American Thomas Hart Benton, rather than in Soviet socialist realism.

Julio Pomar expressed himself representing innumerable themes - the people of their time, mythological figures, events, stories and their writers, ideas, bodies. He painted with humour, acuity and diversity, and contributed to the configuration of the Portuguese visual imaginary of the second half of century XX. Pomar shared his thoughts along with his art, which was not limited in painting only. His production embraced also areas such as drawing, engraving illustration, ceramics, sculpture and even “assemblage”, and many foundations, museums and young artists have shown until now interest on his work. In 1993 he was awarded the AICA prize; in 2000, the Celpa / Vieira da Silva award and, in 2003, the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Grand Prix, distinguished for the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit; the Order of Freedom in 2004. France made him knight of the arts and letters in the same year.

Through a retrospective glance at this life and work, it is now possible to recognize how Julio Pomar remained faithful to a true identity, loyal to himself and his beliefs, and how his production revealed itself as relevant during so many years, since he first presented as an artist, always very diversified but yet strongly consistent.

The funeral ceremonies will take place on Teatro Thalia  Rua das Laranjeiras, 205, Lisbon, during the 23rd May.
Conference: Engage: Intangible Practices, Relationships and Means of Engagement in Architecture
8th June 2018, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
DATE: 8/6/2018
One-day conference on women in architecture, curated by the Museum of Architecture and Melodie Leung, of Zaha Hadid Architects, and supported by Finsa.

“This conference will consider the means of engagement with which architects navigate personal and professional relationships within the industry, and with which they engage the process of shaping the built environment to maintain relevance in a continually changing society. By harnessing these means of engagement, we evolve and substantiate an understanding of our individual and collective identities as they challenge us to consciously enact and affect change. 

Panel 1 - EMPATHY AND EGO
As an industry, how can we better understand and provide for the people we are designing for? As a community, how can we encourage an inclusive and caring approach towards our built environment? As professionals, what is the value in having Empathy and Ego within a collaborative design process?

Panel 2 - CONFRONTATION AND COOPERATION
The built environment is based upon compliance and cooperation within a set of codes in relation to safety, social convention and policy. Without challenging these norms, without questioning a hardened set of assumptions and standards, we lose the ability to adapt, react, learn and innovate. How do we ensure our role in upholding principles and encouraging originality today and in the future?

Panel 3 - EMPOWERMENT
Increasingly diverse ways of thinking continue to evolve, inform and shape the cultural and societal landscape, requiring an equally responsive industry to accommodate and empower a wide spectrum of distinct and individual ways of life and perspectives. As an industry, are we empowering ourselves for change or resisting it? As a community, how can we strengthen singular voices and not lose site of the full spectrum?” In Museum of Architecture website

The conference is free and open to the public (tickets subject to availability), and will be held on 8 June 2018 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, from 11-.30am-6:30pm.

More details: website
International Happening of Urban Planning: Mad City
31st May - 1st June 2018, Riga, Latvia
DATE: 31/6/2018
“We, an urban planning company in Latvia, are the organizers of an annual international event called Mad City Happening. It’s not a usual conference but rather a fun, engaging, informal, intense “happening” that gathers a diverse crowd of people who are interested in the development of future cities. This year Mad City will take place in Riga, on May 31st and June 1st and we are excited to invite you to take part in it!

Mad City 2018 main theme is “Money and The City”. We will discuss the hidden benefits public space, biking, walking and sharing within a city, we will explore new types of financing such as crowdfunding and blockchain, we will hear 10 true stories about the relationship between money & the city, and much more. We are very happy to welcome such world-renowned speakers as Jan Gehl (Denmark), Charles Marohn (USA), Aivaras Abramavicius (Ukraine), Alexander Stahle (Sweden), Taichi Goto (Japan), Biljana Savic (United Kingdom) and many others. I am attaching the Program, so you can have a look at the topics and speakers in more detail.

While day #1 will be dedicated to expert lectures and discussions, day #2 will be a full-on urban planning hackathon – an idea competition for the revitalization of the former industrial area of VEF where MadCity will be taking place this year. Teams will have a chance to work on developing their original ideas and compete for the main prize of 10,000 EUR!” By Mad City team

More details: website + PDF
Last year’s event: website
Publication: Landscape Gardener Ogawa Jihei and His Times: A Profile of Modern Japan
by Suzuki Hiroyuki, Japan Library, Japan, 2018
DATE: 10/5/2018
"Securing the generous support of the politicians and industrialists who propelled Japan’s modernization, Ogawa Jihei VII created many outstanding gardens at the end of the nineteenth and the first few decades of the twentieth century. Expressing a Japanese aesthetic even while incorporating modern techniques, his methodology reveals the nature of modernization as Japan experienced it. With a keen eye for architecture, author Suzuki Hiroyuki takes a long-awaited look at modernization and the modern garden. Awarded the Architectural Institute of Japan’s Annual Prize for Publication in 2014.

«The people who sustained Japanese-style culture from the Meiji through early Showa periods overlap neatly with those who drove Japan’s modernization during that same period. Since those who sustain culture in any given period of time are inevitably those who sustain the state, this may seem utterly unsurprising. The point I wish to make, though, is that the Japanese-style culture they sustained was a modern Japanese culture that functioned as a greatest common denominator, and that Ogawa Jihei was the landscape gardener who stood at its center.» (From Chapter 2)"

To buy the book: website
Publication: After the Manifesto
Edited by Craig Buckley, Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2015
DATE: 3/5/2018
"There has been something of a mania for the manifesto in recent years. While only a little while ago one could still hear about the absence of manifestos in architecture, today we seem to be surrounded by them—on paper, on-line, within exhibitions, at events, in built form. The urgency of the genre has returned to prominence at a moment of economic crisis and political protests over inequality, yet also appears wedded ever more intimately to official institutions of culture. For some, the manifesto remains an archaism, the product of another century whose current revival artfully masks the fact that it has outlived its use. For others, the manifesto remains protean, a form that not only continues to remake itself but stands to be reclaimed in our age of rapidly changing media. For still others it is precisely the outmoded, untimely qualities of the manifesto that makes it so interesting today. After the Manifesto brings together architects and scholars to revisit the past, present, and future of the manifesto, a prism through which to question the present state of architectural culture."

To buy the book: website
Read online: website
Modernism in America Awards: Unity Temple
1st May 2018,
DATE: 3/5/2018
SPECIAL AWARD OF RESTORATION EXCELLENCE
Unity Temple (Oak Park, IL)
Harboe Architects, PC (Restoration Architects)


"A Special Award of Restoration Excellence is given for the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. Originally completed in 1908, Unity Temple is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s greatest works. It is a National Historic Landmark and is included as one of the ten Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wrightnominated to the World Heritage list. His concept for the building was to create a space for both the sacred and secular which resulted in two separate masses, Unity Temple and Unity House, connected by a lower foyer. As with many religious structures, the building suffered from decades of deferred maintenance. Its plight was recognized by being included on Landmarks Illinois’ 2000 Most Endangered list and as one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2009 America’s Most Endangered Places. Unity Temple Restoration Foundation commissioned a Preservation Master Plan to outline the work that needed to be done in 2006. In 2013, the Alphawood Foundation pledged a $10M lead gift towards the restoration and the project was begun. Harboe Architects, PC spent nearly a year conducting in-depth research and physical trial mock ups to determine the best ways to authentically restore and fully modernize this international treasure. Completed in 2017, construction took over two years and involved all aspects of the building. The restoration of Unity Temple not only returns this internationally significant work of architecture to its original appearance but gives new life to a building that will allow it to continue to successfully serve its original purpose as a house of worship for its congregation as well as a tourist destination for Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts from all over the world. The jury bestows this special award of restoration excellence for the high level of expertise and care that went into the restoration but also in recognition of the importance of the building to modernism that is without parallel." (Docomomo US)

More details: website
Exhibition: Lisboa, Cidade Triste e Alegre: Arquitectura de um Livro [Lisbon, Sad and Joyful City: Architecture of a Book]
12th April to 16th September 2018, Lisbon Museum - Pimenta Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 16/9/2018
“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

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

More details: website

About the book: website
Lecture: Peter Behrens
3rd May 2018, MAKK, Cologne, Germany
DATE: 3/5/2018
"On the occasion of the 150th birthday of Peter Behrens, the Museum of Applied Arts Cologne (MAKK) honors the great German designer and architect with the exhibition "#Alleskönner". In cooperation with the UAA Ungers Archive for Architectural Science, the house organizes a lecture on May 3, 2018, at 7 pm with the architectural theorist Prof. Dr. Fritz Neumeyer."
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Publication:Israel Lessons Industrial Arcadia. Teching and Research in Architecture
Edited by Harry Gugger, Barbara Costa, Salomé Gutscher, Stefan Hörner and Charlotte Truwant, Park Books, 2018
DATE: 28/4/2018
"This book, based on recent research at EPFL´s Laboratory Basel (laba), offers a critical look at the area that today forms the state of Israel and the Palestinian Territories and the lasting historical role of agriculture, which sprang from the Neolithic revolution in the Middle East, had for a wide range of aspects of human social and ecological development. Topics considered include agriculture´s role in territorial appropriation and domestication, in structuring the development of urbanization, in creating a national homeland narrative for the Jewish state, and in changing the climate. Israel Lessons explores in particular the three major types of Israeli agricultural development: vernacular Palestinian/Bedouin, socialist utopian Kibbutz/Moshav, and contemporary high-tech desert farming.
Presenting findings through text matched to striking images, graphics, and maps, and featuring proposals for architectural intervetions, Israel Lessons demonstrates how facts and narratives related to agriculture and the climate crisis are intertwined with geopolitics and sectarian ideals of an earthly paradise."

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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]
18th-20th April 2018, Badajoz
DATE: 18/4/2018
Docomomo Iberia organized the X Docomomo Iberian Congress , 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, 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].
Exhibition: The architectural work of Le Corbusier: an exceptional contribution to the Modern Movement. The 17 works declared World Heritage
15th March - 30th May 2018, Bogota Archive, Bogota, Colombia
DATE: 9/3/2018
“The Bogota Archive is preparing to receive two exhibitions that encourage the local public to participate in the debate on the importance of the Modern Heritage in Colombia. The first one, which will be exhibited in the lobby of the building, is titled "Bogotá in the eyes of 10 photographers. Architectures and urban landscapes - 1950-1970" and is the result of the research carried out by the architects Maria Pía Fontana, Miguel Mayorga and Margarita Roa, members of the FORM + Group of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, Barcelona). The exhibition was presented for the first time to the public at the Casa degli Italian in Barcelona, in May 2017.

The second exhibition, entitled "The architectural work of Le Corbusier: an exceptional contribution to the Modern Movement. The 17 works declared World Heritage "will be installed in the second floor room of the Bogotá Archive. This is an adaptation of the sample carried out at Villa La Roche, Paris, in 2016, organized by the Le Corbusier Foundation and which illustrates the candidacy submitted to UNESCO for the declaration of a set of works within the list of world Heritage. An application endorsed by the 10 countries where the selected works are located. This is an unprecedented fact in the history of the entity ascribed to the UN, in what refers to the master architects who during the twentieth century developed what has become known as the Modern Movement in Architecture.

The aim of the exhibitions and their homonymous books is to disseminate, in parallel, a national and international material that, although it has already been published in different media, raises new reflections when observed jointly. In both exhibitions, the inclusion of contemporary and contemporary photography is due to its role as a fundamental vehicle to disseminate and study the works, both in their original and present state.”

To be visited until 30th May 2018, Exhibition hall of Bogota Archive, on the 2nd floor, Bogota, Colombia.

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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]
15th – 16th May 2018, Paris, France
DATE: 15/5/2018
“This international conference accompanies the exhibition May 68, Architecture Also which will be held at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, from May 14 to October 17, 2018 (Caroline Maniaque, Eléonore Marantz, Jean-Louis Violeau, curators). The aim is to investigate from an international perspective how architecture was taught in the 1960s and 1970s. This is a period that in France and in many other countries in the West, was marked by radical institutional upheaval and social, political and pedagogic changes.”

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Call for Submissions: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture
25th April – 25th October 2018, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, UK
DATE: 25/10/2018
“Bloomsbury Publishing is pleased to announce the start of a new book series: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture, which will be edited by Tom Avermaete and Janina Gosseye. This book series will focus on the modern movement in architecture - a sweeping and multivalent phenomenon, which changed the lives of millions of people across political, cultural and geographical boundaries worldwide.
´Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture´ aims to create a more comprehensive history of the modern movement, by bringing to light the work of a wide range of architects whose significance is reappraised in contemporary scholarship. The series aims to:

- Uncover the so-called ´shadow canon´, the work of ´forgotten´ architects of the modern era that lingered as it were ´in the shadow´ of their canonical peers and demonstrate their critical importance in architectural history;
- Offer a collection of in-depth monographic studies of modern architects and architecture firms, bringing valuable new research to scholarly attention;
- Broaden the geographical and cultural scope of the history of modernism.

´Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture´ seeks to nuance and enrich our understanding of the history of modern architecture, and explore the breadth and complexity of the global networks that underwrote the modern movement. To this end, the series editors are currently particularly interested in proposals that focus on Latin American architects and architecture firms.” In Society of Architectural Historians website

Submissions start on 25th April, until 25th October, 2018.
To submit a book proposal, please contact the series editors, Tom Avermaete (t.l.p.avermaete@tudelf.nl) and Janina Gosseye (j.gosseye@uq.edu.au).

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Conference: 6th Biennial Meeting on Construction History (CHSA)
24th – 26th May 2018, College Park, Maryland, USA
DATE: 24/5/2018
"The School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at the University of Maryland is hosting CHSA’s 6th Biennial Meeting on Construction History from May 24 - 26, 2018.
The 6th Biennial meeting of the Construction History Society of America will feature research and scholarship from a diverse range of academics and practitioners, focusing generally on the history of building design, fabrication, and construction throughout the Americas over the last five hundred years. Presenters will include scholars, engineers, architects, preservationists, and contractors, who will present on topics ranging from historic building materials to postwar engineering and building science. 
Keynotes will be presented by Carl Lounsbury, College of William and Mary, and Thomas E. Boothby, Pennsylvania State University.
Three to four guided tours led by local expert historians are being organized in the Washington DC metro area with more information to follow.
On the evening of Thursday, May 24th, a special program celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Associated General Contractors will be presented with Kenneth D. Durr of History Associates giving the keynote address. More information on this event follows at a later date and will be posted on our website.

CONFERENCE DETAILS
6th Biennial Meeting of the Construction History Society of America: May 26 – 29, 2016 at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD."

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Conference: Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now
17th-18th May 2018, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
DATE: 17/5/2018
"This conference seeks to explore how concepts of freedom and liberal political and economic theories have intersected with architecture and the built environment from the 19th century to the present day.  The popular reaction against ‘neoliberalism’ understood as an economic structure has reignited academic debate as to whether architecture, bound up as it is in real estate speculation and the financing of building, has a capacity for critique. The present socio-political circumstances of architecture, however, ought to be understood in the longer and more varied history of liberalism and architecture’s imbrication with political and economic thought on freedom and the subjects of freedom."

Hosted by the Architecture Criticism Theory and History (ATCH) Centre at the University of Queensland, 17th and 18th May 2018.

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Exhibition: Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path
25th January - 20th May 2018, Esterházyho palác, Bratislava, Slovakia
DATE: 20/5/2018
"The exhibition remembers the work of Friedrich Weinwurm (1885 – 1942), the most significant representative of architectural avantgarde in Slovakia. 
Through the documentation of both realised and unrealised architectural works, it will bring us closer to the architect´s idea of “respectable architectural art for the period.” It refers to his main architectural focus: form, operational and spatial relations but also the structural and technical side of architecture. It will introduce the personality of this left-wing intellectual and his ability to interpret the social role of architecture, which is the solution to the housing issue and other topics connected to it as well as the role of individual and the family in the modern society, collectivism, urban planning, industrialisation, and standardisation. He applied these themes mainly during the Unitas and New Age projects. In his declaration "Where does the new path go?" from 1931, he did not focus on the formal, structural and spatial side of architecture, but he touched on solely social aspects of architecture. 
The exhibition introduces the visitor to ideas and expressive concepts of Weinwurm´s work and indirectly asks the question of what direction took the Slovak architecture after the tragic historical events and social changes of the Second World War."

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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
15th-18th May 2018, New Canaan, USA
DATE: 15/5/2018
"The conference is retracing the root taken by Modernism on the East Coast of the USA when it arrived from Europe. In particular, the New Canaan area has an impressive number of high-quality Modernist homes because the architects who taught at Harvard built houses for themselves and their friends here. Many are the work of Philip Johnson and the architects of the Harvard Five. These unique homes will be the focus of the lectures and conference house tours.

The first general conference afternoon (Thursday, May 17) includes tours of Philip Johnson’s Alice Ball House, the Boissonas House as well as a guided tour of Johnson’s own iconic Glass House (1949), where New Canaan is naturally mainly associated with. 

The second afternoon House Tours (Friday, May 18) will lead to four significant private masterpieces, designed by architects from the Harvard Five, such as the family home of Eliot Noyes; the Gores Pavilion by Landis Goris; and the John Rayward House, Tirranna, (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1955; tentative subject to sale). 

The Pre-Conference House Tours (Wednesday, May 16) includes guided tours of the Marcel Breuer House in the Pocantico Hills of Tarrytown; Russel Wright’s home and studio ´Manitoga´ in Garrison; the Usonia community and the Roland Reisley House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1951), a Usonian Home in Pleasantville, New York.

There’s also a three-day Post-Conference trip to the modest Modernist holiday homes on Cape Cod which also takes in Cambridge and ends with Boston’s Gropius House (Saturday, May 19 - Monday, May 21). Tours on Cape Cod include houses designed by Serge Chermayeff, Jack Hall, Paul Weidlinger and Charlie Zehnder."

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International Colloquium: Revival after the Great War: Repair, Rebuild, Remember
8th-9th May 2019. Leuven, Belgium
DATE: 8/5/2018
"In 2018, in order to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the City of Leuven and the University of Leuven are organising the international colloquium ‘Revival after the Great War: Repair, Rebuild, Remember’. 

On 8 and 9 May we welcome experts from all over the world to present their latest research. Several sessions will look into different aspects of reconstruction and recovery in the 1920’s from an international perspective: human war damage and post-war recovery, the global reception of the reconstruction effort in Belgium, the transformation and modernisation of cities and the countryside, and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of society after the Great War.

One century later public debates frequently refer to “the coming of the new 20’s”, in recollection of the 1920’s. This colloquium is an attempt to answer the challenging question as to what history of the Great War and its aftermath we actually need. In other words, how and why do we want to remember what about the First World War and its far-reaching consequences?"

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Conference: The Sixties and the Education of the Architect
15th - 16th May 2018, Cité de l´architecture and Ensa Paris-Malaquais, Paris, France
DATE: 15/5/2018
"This international conference accompanies the exhibition May 68, Architecture Also which will be held at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, from May 14 to October 17, 2018 (Caroline Maniaque, Eléonore Marantz, Jean-Louis Violeau, curators). The aim is to investigate from an international perspective how architecture was taught in the 1960s and 1970s. This is a period that in France and in many other countries in the West, was marked by radical institutional upheaval and social, political and pedagogic changes.

This conference follows on from two workshops. The first was held on 16th and 17th June 2016 at the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Belleville and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art. It focused on the building of schools of architecture. The second was held on 20th and 21st October 2016, on news systems of education introduced in schools of architecture in France and elsewhere (Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine and Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture, Normandie)."

Call for papers opens November 27, 2017

Deadline: January 12, 2018
Selection: before February 13, 2018
Submission of texts: before April 14, 2018

Conference: May 15 and 16, 2018

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Winner Announcement: Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture
12th April 2018, Crown Hall - Illinois institute of Technology, Chicago, USA
DATE: 12/4/2018
The winner was announced on April 12 at the symposium and award ceremony at the Illinois institute of Technology in Crown Hall.

" The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) College of Architecture Dean Michelangelo Sabatino and Director of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) Dirk Denison announced the winner of MCHAP for Emerging Architecture, Common Unity by Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura + Alin V. Wallach of Mexico City, Mexico.

Common Unity is an intervention in the San Pablo Xalpa housing unit in Mexico City, which has approximately 7,000 inhabitants. Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura’s mission was to build trust through design, working around the barriers created by the inhabitants in order to make the space permeable, democratic and meaningful." In IIT College of Architecture website

Photo by Sandra Pereznieto

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Call for abstracts: Open Call for Abstracts OASE 102 & 103
10th April – 15th May 2018
DATE: 15/5/2018
OASE is now open for abstracts submissions concerning OASE #102 and #103.

OASE is an independent, international, peer-reviewed journal for architecture that brings together academic discourse and the sensibilities of design practice. OASE advocates critical reflection in which the architectural project occupies a central position, yet is understood to be embedded in a wider cultural field.

OASE #102: Educating architects in Europe. From critical intellectual to successful entrepreneur?
Editors: Christophe Van Gerrewey, David Peleman, Bart Decroos

“OASE invites authors to inquire what kind of architect and urban planner is or was being ´produced´ at European schools of architecture. In which way has the classic distinction between the architect-as-engineer and the architect-as-artist been defined, and is it still valid today? What is the result of an education in architecture, and what kinds of subjectivity are formed? Can skills be defined professionally, or do they transcend the ´tools´ that are needed to ´work´? Do schools really define the training they offer – and how? Thanks to a legacy, or rather by means of well-known and influential tutors? To what degree do schools imitate what happens in a globalised world and in professional praxis? And what moments have been historically decisive in the European organisation of architecture education?”

OASE #103: Critical Regionalism and Beyond
Editors: Tom Avermaete, Véronique Patteeuw, Hans Teerds, Léa-Catherine Szacka (guest editor)

“The text´s importance and critical fortune is incontestable. Widely circulated, it was reworked and published in a number of journals and integrated in Frampton´s Modern Architecture: A Critical History. While the text wished for a novel reading of contemporary theory and practice, it gave rise to the recognition of an important body of work by architects from Spain, Portugal and Scandinavia. This issue of OASE examines the canonical role of Kenneth Frampton´s concept of ´critical regionalism´, reaching beyond its traditional reading. It explicitly searches contributions that explore Frampton´s idea of ´critical regionalism´, exploring both its genealogy and its influence.”

OASE #102 | OASE #103 submission date
Proposals for contributions should be submitted to info@oasejournal.nl by 15 May 2018 and must include a proposed title, an abstract (maximum 300 words), as well as the contributor´s name, professional affiliation (if applicable), email address and a short bio (maximum 150 words). 

Download PDF OASE #102 and #103

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Exhibition: Remade X – Não Cobiçar as Coisas Alheias [Remade X - Do not covet other people´s things]
28th April - 1st July 2018, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 1/6/2018
Remade X - Do not covet other people´s things is the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Remade in Portugal project. The exhibition will be open from 28th April to 1st July 2018 at Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal.

“The  Remade in Portugal is a cultural project conceived as a challenge to  design  and the visual arts to reflect on environmental issues, extending its field of action to architecture, the visual arts, music, literature and cinema.

This exhibition is co-organized by the House of Architecture and the organization Remade in Portugal, has as patron the EDP Foundation and has the institutional support of the Portuguese Environmental Agency (APA). The project coordinator is José Manuel dos Santos (cultural director of the EDP Foundation), Roberto Cremascoli (artistic director of Remade in Portugal) and in this issue, in collaboration with Nuno Sampaio (executive director of the House of Architecture).” In casadaarquitectura website

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Open House: 4th edition Open House Porto 2018
30th June – 1st July 2018, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 1/7/2018
“The 4th edition of Open House Porto will open doors to 65 spaces on the weekend of June 30 and July 1, 2018.
The selection of spaces under the responsibility of commissioners Inês Moreira and João Paulo Rapagão, "offers a unique opportunity to discover and enjoy unique places, new or old, prostrate in time, recovered or rebuilt." In these two days, "ALL are invited to use and explore this great gear that is the city, machine considered by many the greatest invention produced by Man and by Time".

Participants will have access to an extensive program of visits where they can see and know spaces that are not always accessible to the public.” In openhouseporto website

Exclusively organized and produced by CASA DA ARQUITECTURA (CA) – Portuguese Centre for Architecture, counting with the strategic partnership of the City Hall of Matosinhos, Porto and Gaia.


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Workshop: Un-Habitat Workshop - Towards an Evidence-Based Decision-Making for Cities in Africa
24th-25th May 2018, COAM, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 25/5/2018
"Background
According to UN-Habitat Urban Indicators programme, over 60% of local authorities recognize that they don’t have appropriate capacities, means and tools to understand urban dynamics and challenges with accurate data and information. Cities require a monitoring system that can track progress and identify setbacks using new approaches and techniques in order to support the formulation of better informed policies. They also require periodic assessments on their state of development and accurate tools to evaluate policy outcomes and the impact of specific plans and actions. Moreover, the monitoring and reporting of the Sustainable Development Goal 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable - and the New Urban Agenda presents major challenges that other SDGs do not necessarily confront, even in countries with the most advanced statistical systems. Effective monitoring and timely implementation of SDG 11 as well as other urban related SDGs requires a strong involvement from both local and regional governments in data collection, analysis and reporting. Doing so requires a concerted effort to institutionalize urban development monitoring systems.
As stated in the New Urban Agenda (NUA), strengthening data and statistical capacities at national, subnational and local levels should be a priority to effectively monitor progress achieved in the implementation of sustainable urban development strategies and to inform decision-making and policy formulation (Art. 158). The importance of improved data collection and disaggregation was also recognized by the 2030 UN agenda for Sustainable Development in order to leave no one behind.
To help find creative solutions to the urban information crisis, UN-HABITAT’s Global Urban Observatory (GUO) developed the urban observatory model for urban data collection and analysis, in partnership with cities around the world. The Unit has been providing systematic guidance on how to set up an Urban Observatory, developing a global network of local, national and regional urban observatories to facilitate the data collection and monitoring process of urban indicators. Urban observatories are well-positioned to address the frequently expressed need for reliable, high resolution urban datasets specific to the cities and immediate city-regions in which they operate. They assist in strengthening data capacities at national, sub-national, and local levels, providing platforms to facilitate effective knowledge exchange and promote evidence-based governance built on a shared knowledge base. Today, GUO is overseeing and coordinating over 374 urban observatories worldwide: 101 in Africa, 143 in Asia, 130 in Latin America. These local think tanks are leading the local level engagements on collecting, analyzing and interpretations of data for urban indicators related to the NUA and the urban SDGs. GUO has conducted several regional workshops (Africa, Asia, Arab States, Latin America, etc.) to enhance the capacities of Local Urban observatories and share with them new tools and approaches that are suitable for global monitoring of NUA and SDGs targets.

Workshop attendance, location and language
The workshop participants will come from Universidad CEU-San Pablo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), University of Makeni (Sierra Leone) and other interested universities and institutions, including free professionals. Estimated attendance of the workshop will be around 50 persons. Participants are expected to have laptops, note pads and pens or any form of writing materials.
The workshop language will be English, it is free cost and an attendance certificate will be given to participants.
It will be held at the Architects Association of Madrid, sited at Hortaleza 3. The workshop is open, but registration is needed. Please, write to: jornadas@ichab.es."

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Event: MantovArchitettura 2018
8th - 31th May 2018, Polo Territoriale di Mantova, Mantova, Italy
DATE: 31/5/2018
"This year in May, once again, the Politecnico di Milano – Mantova Campus is organizing the recurring cultural event called MantovArchitettura, in cooperation with the magazine “Casabella”. It is one of the most important series of conferences in Italy that is entirely dedicated to architecture and its leading figures. MantovArchitettura 2018 will take place from the 8th to the 31st of May at some of the most prestigious historical buildings of Mantova, Sabbioneta, Verona and Parma. The rich programme will include events such as lectures, talks, seminars and exhibitions."(by MantovArchitettura 2018)

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Conference: Culture and technique: the restoration of Walter Versell´s bridge in Tavanasa
23th April 2018, Archizoom Project Room - EPFL, Lausane, Switzerland
DATE: 23/4/2018
A lecture by the engineer Jürg Conzett will take place at Archizoom Project Room, EPFL, on April 23 at 18:30.
The presented lecture is part of the conference cycle projet, histoire, construction III: nouveaux regards sur le patrimoine récent, jointly organized by the Techniques and Safeguarding of Modern Architecture, ENAC-TSAM and Docomomo Switzerland, in partnership with the Gesellschaft für Ingenieurbaukunst.

“The conservation of an engineering monument is not only a technical problem, a question of know-how. It is the highlighting of a remarkable work that is at stake. It is quite possible that a bridge, a tunnel, a factory do not immediately arouse the enthusiasm of the public, which makes it necessary to patiently reveal its qualities and particularities, those that we see, and those that we do not see. 

Such was the case of the bridge over the Rhine before Tavanasa, built in 1928 by the civil engineer Walter Versell (1891-1989) of Chur. Located in a place steeped in history - remember the destruction of the famous bridge Robert Maillart by a flood, the year before - the bridge of Versell, laureate of a contest, presents a particular conception which anticipates in certain aspects the bridges- bows of Christian Menn which will be realized thirty years later. In terms of structural details too, this bridge has singularities: Versell corrects the shape of the arc with respect to the funicular polygon for eminently aesthetic reasons. After the construction of a new bridge, wider and duplicating the existing, the township intended to demolish Versell´s work. 
Finally, this witness of a Moderate modernity could be preserved by a private foundation. The conference will discuss the history of the bridge and the political and technical efforts undertaken for its safeguarding and even for its rescue.” In EPFL website

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Exhibition: European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2017
20th April - 20th May 2018, SARP Pavilion, Warsaw, Poland
DATE: 20/5/2018
“The EU Mies Award 2017 exhibition is travelling across Europe to disseminate and acknowledge quality architecture. After being in Barcelona, Brussels and Heerlen reaches a new venue on its itinerancy at SARP Pavilion in Warsaw, Poland.

The results of the EU Mies Award 2017 are presented as a tour of the best architecture built in the last two years, a critical look at contemporary European architecture to be enjoyed by all citizens. Videos, images and models of the Winning project, De Flat Kleiburg in Amsterdam, by NL architects and XVW Architectuur and the Emerging Architect Winner, Navez social housing in Brussels by MSA/V+ as well as the finalists Kannikegården, Ely Court, The Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Katyn Museum and 40 shortlisted. The works are displayed according to the urban fabric where they are located: Exo-urban, Periphery, Consolidated and Historic Centre; the parts that construct for this exhibition an imaginary "City of 40". The EU Mies Award is an architecture prize with a European vocation that celebrates urban fragments of excellence.” By Fundació Mies van der Rohe

The exhibition will be open from 20th April to 20th May 2018, in SARP Pavilion, Warsaw, Poland.

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Publication: Reclaiming the use of Fernando Távora´s Municipal Market of Santa Maria da Feira
20th - 21st April 2018, José Marques da Silva Residence-Atelier, Market of Santa Maria da Feira, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 20/4/2018
"Buildings and spaces must be well placed, be well arranged in the location; this quality of good placing gives them a certain air of eternity.” (Fernando Távora)

"The formal part is based on the set of coverings, drawn like protective wings hovering over the ground which is organised in platforms: the "butterfly" cover is adapted to a modulated structure in small pavilions and the aggregation of the elements is made around a central fountain. The use of the morphology of the land, the insertion into the context, defining the urban frontage elevated under a terraced platform facing the street and sheltering the line of shops, reflect the idea of creating a "place" in dialogue with the site and the castle: "up there and always present". If the construction seems to refer to the standards of the modern movement, the overall design, organised meaningfully around a central fountain that gives meaning to the courtyard, represents an obvious liberation from the orthodox principles of CIAM (International Congresses of Modern Architecture), proposing the notion of open reception space."
(Ana Tostões, Modern Portuguese Architecture, IPPAR, 2001)

"Reclaiming the use of Fernando Távora´s Municipal Market of Santa Maria da Feira is the title of the publication which, taking the Municipal Market of Santa Maria da Feira, designed by Fernando Távora, as a case study, makes known the results of research work developed by a group of fifth year students on the Integrated Masters course at the School of Architecture, Minho University, under the direction of Professor Vincenzo Riso.

The work, framed by a programmatic line which aims to promote reflection on the architectural heritage of the 20th century and the issues raised for its contemporary preservation, has brought about the collaboration of a group of architects and teachers - José Bernardo Távora, Carlos Machado, Isabel Valente and José Luís Pita - who give their testimony in this publication, which also contains Álvaro Siza´s perspective on the work of Fernando Távora.

The relevance of the issues raised and the opportunity to rethink this work, designed in 1953, classified as a monument of public interest, practically 60 years after its construction, has brought together the Marques da Silva Foundation, the School of Architecture of Minho University and the City Council of Santa Maria da Feira in the drawing up of a programme which includes a book launch, on 20 April, in the José Marques da Silva Residence-Atelier, a guided tour of the Market on the morning of the following day, and a third session, date to be advised, in Guimarães, at the School of Architecture, for a discussion forum on the pedagogical value of the architectural work of Fernando Távora.

For the book launch, to take place on 20 April 2018 in the José Marques da Silva Residence-Atelier, will be present the representatives of the three institutions - Fátima Marinho (President of the Marques da Silva Foundation), Jorge Correia (representing EAUM) and Gil Ferreira (representing CMSMF) - and, as speakers, Vincenzo Riso, José Bernardo Távora, Carlos Machado and Eduardo Fernandes. The session begins at 1800 hrs and entrance is free, subject only to the availability of space.

The guided tour takes place on the morning of 21 April, starting at 1030 hrs, and will be led by Vincenzo Riso and Carlos Machado. Access is free, requiring only prior registration by email to fims@reit.up.pt, or by telephone: 22 5518557. It is limited to 30 participants."
(by FIMS - José Marques da Silva Foundation Institute)

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Call for Papers: International Conference - Worlds of Cultural Heritage(s)
31st July 2018, Center for Social Studies, Coimbra, Portugal
DATE: 31/7/2018
"CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Conference Worlds of Cultural Heritage(s) , that will occur in 7-8 February 2019, in Coimbra, Portugal.

Worlds of Cultural Heritage(s) aims to contribute to the ongoing international debates about the history and politics of cultural heritage. Addressing the most vital conceptual and methodological critical assessments of the ways in which Cultural Heritage Studies can evolve as a discipline and dialogue with others, the conference aspires to provide a global empirical engagement with the history of its languages and programs, but also with its place in international agendas.

PROPOSALS SUBMISSION
31 July 2018 – Abstract with c.500 words, which must include a clear demonstration of the relation between the proposaland the CFP;
30 September – End of the selection process (blind peer review) and communication of the results;
31 December 2018 – Submission of full draft papers (10-12 pages);
15 January 2019 – Circulation of draft papers.

GUIDELINE TOPICS
  • The history of heritage politics and policies: national and international
  • Pre-colonial/ colonial/ post-colonial heritage(s)
  • The globalization of heritage: past, present, future
  • Critical Heritage Studies: challenges and opportunities
  • Heritage, sustainability and development
  • Heritage cultures: genealogies, dynamics, influences
  • Heritage and tourism
  • The language of heritage: taxonomies and methodologies"
More details: website + PDF below
Exhibition: The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace
18th April - 6th May 2018, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 6/5/2018
"Artistic Intervention at the Pavilion: The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace by Domènec.

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe presents a new intervention in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.
This time it is Domènec, an artist with a broad track record on the political strategies of historical memory and social empowerment, who offers us a reflection in the form of uchronia. An abstraction of how the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion could have been seen in the period after the Exhibition if it had not been dismantled.
His intervention gives us an image that is opposed to the one most people nowadays have on the Montjuïc mountain in the context of the International Exposition of 1929: the social reality little explained of the same place in the following period. The need for manpower for the city growth of what the International Exhibition is a great example, generates a flow of migration that leads to Montjuïc hosting entire neighborhoods of huts and with the habilitation of the Pavilion of Belgium, the Palace of Missions and the Stadium Olympic to host or shelter people without resources. If the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion had remained there and had also been qualified as a refuge room, it would have been necessary to look for a way of delimiting the spaces to make life: Domènec refers to the image of the worn clothes of the article by Huertas Claveria in the magazine Destino in 1966 and he relates it by inserting images, texts and objects into the space of the Pavilion.

Wednesday April 18:
6:00 pm Presentation of the intervention by Domènec The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
7:30 pm Opening at the MACBA of the exhibition Domènec. Not here, not anywhere.

The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace is a collaboration between MACBA and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe within the framework of the Domènec exhibition. You can visit Domènec. Not here, not anywhere at MACBA from April 19 to September 11, 2018."

More details: website
Winner Announcement: 13th Edition Fernando Távora Award
5th April 2018, City Hall of Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 5/4/2018
Isa.Clara Neves is the winner of the 13th edition.
"Scientific approach to architectural design: from the modern rationalities. Between Europe and United States of America" was the chosen proposal among 19 candidacies and deserved unanimity on the part of the jury.

The Jury of this edition was composed by Professors Doctors José Gomes Fernandes and Carlos Prata (indicated by the House of Architecture); Benedita Sequeira Pinto, granddaughter of the architect Fernando Távora, and Dr. Manuel Sobrinho Simões, who will present a conference on the theme "The Journey", by the architect Nuno Sousa (representing the Order of Architects - Northern Regional Section).

The Fernando Távora Prize is organized by OASRN in partnership with the City Hall of Matosinhos and the Architecture House, counting on the sponsorship of Ageas Seguros. It was instituted by the Order of Architects in 2005, in honor of the Portuguese architect, a reference figure of the Portuguese architecture for his activity as architect and pedagogue.
Fernando Tavora traveled incessantly to study architecture in all ages, in all continents, using it as content and method of his pedagogical and professional activity.

More details: website
Job Opening: Project Specialist
20th April 2018, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, United States
DATE: 20/4/2018
“The Building and Sites Department of the Getty Conservation Institute is relaunching a search for a Project Specialist to work on the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI). Reporting to the Senior Project Specialist who manages the CMAI, the Project Specialist will manage the CMAI’s new education and training initiatives and engage in other CMAI field/research projects. This is a three-year, limited-term position, based in Los Angeles.”
More details: PDF below
Conference: VISUALISING THE CHINESE MEGACITY
26th April 2018, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom
DATE: 26/4/2018
"This is a unique day long event, which brings together key contemporary photographers, curators and academics, based outside the Chinese mainland, whose work addresses the Chinese megacity. Since 1978 China has undergone an accelerating process of urbanisation that is unprecedented anywhere in the world. A megacity has more than 10 million people, and there are currently an estimated 15 such cities in China.
The conference will ask these questions and more: what sort of urban China is photography showing us? What is the geographical imaginary explored in these photographs and how does it account for mega cities as places and ideas? What kind of contemporary photographers and photographic practices are representing the megacity landscape today? How do landscape photographs help us understand, track or indeed critique processes of urban change and everyday life in the megacity? Do these new urban environments call for new visual responses?
This free event will be held at The Media Innovation Studio, Media Factory, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE on the 26th April 2018. It is part of an ongoing research project and is organised by John van Aitken (UCLAN) and Jane Brake (Manchester School of Art) with support from the Confucius Institute."

More details: website + website
Publication: Built Heritage #5
27th March 2018, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
DATE: 27/3/2018
The Editorial board of Built Heritage is pleased to announce the launch of their fifth journal, available on their website.
“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 details: website + Linkedin + Facebook
Article: Apostle and Apostate: Josef Frank’s Modernist Vision
by Christopher Long, Places Journal, San Francisco, USA
DATE: 27/3/2018
"More than an architect and designer, Josef Frank was an “intellectual, who built ideas.” His humanist manifesto “Accidentism” denounced the banality of orthodox modernism and called for a new pluralism in design."

Full Article: website
MEMORIAMEDIA e-Museum
Intangible Cultural Heritage
DATE: 27/3/2018
"A web museum to show and share videos, documentaries and studies related with cultural manifestations of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).
It is grounded on the need to identify, register, preserve and publicise tales, legends, proverbs, and any other form of oral culture: the skills of ancient artisans; the uses and rites prevailing in day-to-day professional, social and family circles.
In this e-Museum you can share all the videos, download documents and sound files. We ask that you always mention MEMORIAMEDIA when using our content.
The contents are organized in sections according to criteria based on the recommendations of UNESCO and national legislation for inventorying the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
MEMORIAMEDIA focuses on promoting community involvement in patrimonialization processes. The project associates the ICH concept to an emic approach, disseminating the idea that intangible culture patrimonialization processes should respect and value those who are directly involved in the production of cultural expressions."

More details: website
Conference: SAH 71st Annual International Conference
22nd April 2018, Saint Paul, Minnesota, US
DATE: 22/4/2018
"The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 18–22, 2018. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals, and preservationists from around the world will convene to present new research on the history of the built environment and explore the architecture of the Twin Cities. The conference will include 48 paper sessions, roundtables and panels, architecture tours, workshops, networking receptions, special events, and more."

More details: SAH website
Programme in the PDF below.
Congress: III International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing
16th - 18th April 2018, Guadalajara, México
DATE: 16/4/2018
"The I International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing occurred at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC), between February 25 and 27, 2014 in the context of the 10th edition of the course “Master Laboratorio de la Vivienda Sostenible del Siglo XXI (MLVSSXXI)” directed Josep Maria Montaner and Zaida Muxí Martínez.
From this first congress, it was proposed to organize an event, in a rotating way, every two years. This initiative aims to provide students, professionals and academics dedicated to topics related to architecture and urbanism, a space of reflection, on an international basis, about collective housing and its relationship to contemporary and historical city.
The II Congress took place in São Paulo in April 2016, in collaboration with Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de Sao Paulo (FAUUSP).
The III International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing will be held from April 18th to 20th, 2018, in Guadalajara-Mexico, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Innovation, Design and City of the School of Art, Architecture and Design of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (EAAD-ITESM).
As in previous editions, this III Congress will also feature complementary activities. During April 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th, 2018, the Workshop Habitar el Presente will be held and, on April 14th and 15th the Recorridos por Guadalajara (routes through the city) will occur, providing the experience to get in touch with the urban form of the city and the residential buildings. In addition, there will also be a poster exhibition of papers related to collective housing."

More Details: website
Call for Papers: Footprint #24 - The Architecture of Housing After the Neoliberal Turn
1st May 2018, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
DATE: 1/5/2018
"Footprint 24 wants to discuss the implications of the neoliberal housing governance for the discipline of architecture. Re-theorising the architecture of dwelling is urgent to critically assess past and current experiences and provide insights to engage with future challenges. 

Can this be an opportunity to reiterate the social relevance of housing and thus attract the best planners, urban designers and architects to contribute innovative solutions to accommodate the ‘great number’? Which possibilities are there to engage the architecture discipline in the housing question once more? Which critical approaches to the housing issue after the neoliberal turn can be used to reconceptualise the architecture of dwelling in a post-neoliberal period?

This issue of Footprint aims at examining how the housing policies that unfolded since the 1980s have contributed to re-theorise the architecture of dwelling as a social and spatial practice. Articles (6000–8000 words) that can contribute to define a new concept of housing after the neoliberal turn, exploring case studies, theoretical frameworks, research methods and analytical instruments are welcome."

Submit before 1 May, 2018

More details: website
Hannie van Eyck van Roojen (1918-2018)
Hannie van Eyck van Roojen passed away on 18th March 2018
DATE: 22/3/2018
Docomomo International wishes to convey the sincerest condolences at the passing of the architect Hannie van Eyck van Roojen, to his family and friends. 

Dutch architect and theorist, Hannie van Roojen (birth name) married to Aldo Ernest van Eyck in 1943 whom she met while studying in ETH Zurich.
Since 1982, alongside with Aldo, Hannie collaborated on the Extension of the Court of Audit (1997), Office building Tripolis (1994), the Health Center Almere (1993), Maranatha Church Deventer (1992), the Expansion of the Estec complex (1989) and of the Expansion Huize Padua (1989) as well, forming a lasting partnership as some of their work show.
Aldo & Hannie van Eyck: Recent work (1989), Built with Colour: The Netherlands Court of Audit by Aldo and Hannie Van Eyck (1999) are the titles of some of the books published regarding the couple work.

Docomomo International will remember Hannie van Eyck van Roojen with respect and proud.

Open House: Finale at the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung and a Look at the Future
21st March – 29th April 2018, Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 29/4/2018
"On 30 April 2018 the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, located next to Berlin’s Landwehrkanal, will be closing to begin with renovation work as well as preparations for the new museum building. To mark the final weeks, from 21 March to 29 April 2018, visitors will once again be given an opportunity to experience the museum building in a very special way. With free admission they can experience the architecture of the building designed by Walter Gropius and opened in 1979 in its light-filled exhibition galleries freed from all subsequently added architectural elements. In addition they can experience a sound-art piece by Bill Dietz and Janina Janke. This work consists of two parts: a sound installation on the grounds outside the museum means the building will resonate around the clock. The voices of museum visitors reading texts by Bauhaus students and staff can be heard. Inside, anyone who is interested can become a part of the sound performance. The daily programme includes free architectural tours inside and outside the museum in German and English. On the final day, 29 April 2018, we will say “au revoir”: the Bauhaus-Archiv will be offering the special experience of an open house featuring concerts, musical performances, films, yoga, a poetry slam, breakdancing and, last but not least, a speech by the director to say farewell."

More details: website
Lecture: Lubetkin and me: John Allan
27 March 2018, University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, Sydney, Australia
DATE: 27/3/2018
On the 27th March 2018, University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning invites you to join a Wilkinson Centenary Series guest lecture by John Allan entitled Lubetkin and me: John Allan, starting from 6pm.

"Lubetkin and Me surveys the life and work of Berthold Lubetkin (1901-1990), pioneer architect of the Modern Movement in Britain, witness of the Russian Revolution, European traveller and intellectual and – at the age of 81 - RIBA Royal Gold Medallist. Lubetkin is widely regarded as the leading architect of his generation to have practised in England. Almost all of his surviving buildings are now listed and his ideas continue to illuminate architectural discourse and education.
The presentation will also include accounts of conservation rescue projects on two of his most celebrated buildings, the Penguin Pool at London Zoo and Finsbury Health Centre, both undertaken personally by John Allan."

This talk is supported by Docomomo Australia and is the first event in the 2018 Docomomo / ICOMOS Australia lecture series.
Lubetkin and me: John Allan will take place at the Lecture Theatre, Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) - The University of Sydney, Australia.

More details and free registration: website
José Bernardino Ramalhete (1921-2018)
DATE: 11/3/2018
Docomomo International wishes to convey the sincerest condolences at the passing of the Architect José Bernardino Ramalhete, to his family and friends. 

Docomomo International will remember him with joy and proud. 

“Bernardino Carlos Vareta Ramalhete was born in Oporto in 1921. He studied Architecture at Escola Superior de Belas Artes, in Oporto (ESBAL) and graduated in 1955, presenting an architectural project in order to obtain an Architect Diploma (CODA); being the project in question for evaluation the building plan for a commercial and social unit in Oporto. When he was still a student he worked as a drawer for the urban buildings at the City Council of Oporto
(CMP) and collaborated with the architect Fernando Távora (1923-2005) and Almeida de Eça, after his graduation, he integrated the team of Carlos Ramos (1897-1969). In 1956 he started to work at the Urbanization Office at CMP were he collaborated with Robert Auzelle (1913-1983), in the urban plan for the city.
In the next year he went to Beira, Mozambique, with the task of create the Urban Plan Office. As an architect in the public administration he was responsible for Beira Railway Station contract, giving its design to Francisco José de Castro (1923-), João Garizo do Carmo (1917-1974) and Paulo de Melo Sampaio (1926-1968). In the beginning of 1959 he attended the Conference Interafricaine/Logement et Urbanization, in Nairobi. In the beginning of 1959, he directed the Arts Department at the Manica and Sofala Arts Center. In 1960 he left the Beira City Council. In 1961, as liberal professional, he design a few primary schools and urban plans, namely for Nampula, António Enes and Vila Pery. In 1962 he founded, with Paulo de Melo Sampaio, the Urbanism and Architecture Office (GAU), to which Eduardo Naya Marques (1935-) joined in 1966. With the death of Paulo de Melo Sampaio in 1968, Eduado Naya Marques becomes a partner in GAU, that suffers a restructuration becoming the Architecture, Urbanism and Decoration Office (GAUD). This office is responsible for more than a thousand designs with diferent programs, from interior improvements to prison facilities. After the April 25th Revolution in 1974 he returned to Portugal, where he went back to work at the local administration, in Lisbon City Council. He collaborated in Housing Promotion, after the extinction of the SAAL Algarve Operations, of which he was the director in 1975. He worked in other City Councils such as Cascais, Sesimbra, Montijo and Almada, until he reopened the GAUD, in Tomar, where he still lives. In 2005 he wrote the manifest ‘Isto é Arquitectura!’ (‘This is architecture!’). José Bernardino Ramalhete refuses nowadays any filiation with the Brazilian modern architecture – although he sympathizes with the works of Oscar Niemeyer and Afonso Reidy –, and says that Mies van der Rohe is his architectural idol, the main influence in his work.
Other influences are Le Corbusier, Eero Saarinen and Alvar Aalto.

Reference works:
Comandante Soares Perdigão Municipal Park entrance, Beira (1960); Houses for the autorchy workers, Beira (1959-1960); Urban Plan for Nampula (1960-1965); Urban Plan for António Enes (1960-1965); Urban Plan for Vila Pery (1961-1966); Sagrado Coração de Jesus do Macuti Church, Beira (1961-1964); Auditorium and Art Gallery, Beira (1962-1966), in collaboration with Paulo de Melo Sampaio and José Augusto Moreira; Textáfrica Offices, Vila Pery (1963); Piri-Piri Building, Beira (1964-1967); Oliveira Salazar Dam Central, Chicamba Real (c.1964-1968), in collaboration with Paulo de Melo Sampaio; Mozambique Hotel, Beira (1966-1967); Mozambique Cinema, Nampula (1966), in collaboration with Eduardo Naya Marques and José Pacheco (1936-1997); Urban Plan for Vila Pery (1966); Planalto Cinema and Pinto & Sotto Mayor Bank, Vila Cabral; Lopes Duarte Building, Beira (1968-1970); Municipal Library of Quelimane (1969), in collaboration with Eduardo Naya Marques e José Pacheco; Muslim Association of Beira
(1971); Government and Public Services Building, Vila Pery (1971); António Valdoeiros House, Beira (1972), in collaboration with Eduardo Naya Marques.”

Elisiário Miranda, Jessica Bonito, “Biographies”, in Ana Tostões (ed.), Modern Architecture in Africa: Angola and Mozambique, Casal de Cambra: Caleidoscópio, 2014.

Photo: Igreja do Sagrado Coração de Jesus do Macúti, Beira, Mozambique, 1961. © EWV Archive, Vincenzo Riso.

Texts on Bernardino Ramalhete works:
Municipal Library, Quelimane, Mozambique
Church of the Blessed Heart of Jesus (Macúti), Beira, Mozambique
Gillo Dorfles (1910-2018)
Gillo Dorfles passed away on 2nd March 2018
DATE: 2/3/2018
"Ho dimenticato metà secolo e sto dimenticando l´altra metà perchè voglio vivere nel futuro"
[I forgot half a century and I´m forgetting the other half because I want to live in the future]

Docomomo International wishes to convey the sincerest condolences at the passing of the great Italian Art Critic, Painter and Philosopher, Gillo Dorfles, to his family and friends.

Gillo Dorfles was born in Triste in 1910 and studied medicine, specializing in psychiatry. Reference researcher and author in the field of Art, Architecture and Aesthetics in the postwar, he was considered the historical father of italian figurative culture. He was a professor in aesthetics at the universities of Florence, Trieste, Venice and Milan. He founded with Atanasio Soldati, Gianni Monnet and Bruno Munari the MAC – Movement for Concrete Art (1989) and he co-founded the ADI – Association for the Industrial Design (1956).

Among other works, Gillo Dorfles published “L’architettura moderna” (1954), "Il divenire delle arti" (1959), "Ultime tendenze dell´arte d´oggi" (1961), "Il kitch" (1968) [Kitsch: The World of Bad Taste, 1969], "Le oscillazioni dal gusto" (1970), "Il divenire della critica" (1976), "Elogio della disarmonia" (1976), "Il feticcio quotidiano" (1988), "Conformisti" (1997).
Among several prizes, Gillo Dorfles was awarded the “Compasso d´oro” from the ADI, the “Matchette Award for Aesthetics” and received the honoris causa doctore degree from the Polytechnic University of Milan and National Autonomous University of Mexico.

More details: Anthologie (exhibition: GILLO DORFLES – Essere nel Tempo [GILLO DORFLES. Be in Time], 2015-2016, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome - MACRO).
Exhibition: A Casa da Democracia, Entre Espaço e Poder
17th February to 15th April 2018, Casa da Arquitectura – Centro Português de Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 15/4/2018
"A Casa da Democracia: entre Espaço e Poder" with curatorship of Susana Ventura, is an exhibition which goal is to expose, to a broader public, the several spaces of the Portuguese Republic built settlement and also to arouse to critical point of view in-between the Space - Power relationship, fundamental to Architecture discipline. 

As Executive Director Nuno Sampaio mentioned, "The determination to promote a close bond between Architecture and Society has driven the remarkable work of Casa da Arquitectura, encouraging not only to reflexion but also the desire for intervention, regarding the absolute need of Architecture to reassume a social and political dimension, lost during the previous three decades." This exhibition, he proceeds, inaugurates "a totaly new and concrete view on Power and Architecture, shown through the transformations developed on Palácio de São Bento along history."

The exhibition can be visited until April 15, 2018

More details: website
Publication: New Housing in Zurich: Typologies for a Changing Society
Edited by Dominique Boudet, Park Books, 2018
DATE: 26/2/2018
Edited by Dominique Boudet. With contributions by Dominique Boudet, Sylvia Claus, Irina Davidovici, Daniel Kurz, Caspar Schärer, and Axel Simon, and intreviews with Peter Ess and Patrick Gmür.

A comprehensive survey of co-operative housing projects in Zurich, featuring in detail some 50 recent designs that had a major impact on the city´s urban life.

Swiss architecture is commonly co-notated with the names of celebrated architects such as Marion Botta, Peter Zumthor, or Herzog & de Meuron, and with their iconic buildings. Yet there is much more to the topic than, for example, beautiful private houses or spectacular public projects such as museums. This new book looks at the Swiss variety of co-operative housing developments with a special focus on the city of Zurich.
Over the past two decades, such developments have changed significantly. Support by public funding and open competitions have helped to design and realize a vast number of highly innovative co-operative projects in Zurich over that period. Many of them can serve as well as models for how to meet the constantly increasing demand for urban housing.
New Housing in Zurich is the first comprehensive survey of contemporary co-operative estates in Switzerland’s largest city. It features some 50 projects by type, lavishly illustrated with images and plans, thus also providing a typology of multi-unit residential architecture. Essays on the history of co-operative housing in Switzerland, the interplay between co-operatives and the city and their impact on urban development on the larger scale, on new urban and architectural concepts, on co-operatives in the post-industrial age, and on their social dynamics round out the volume.
Featured projects include work by Burkhalter Sumi Architects, EM2N, Gigon Guyer, Knapkiewicz & Fickert, Peter Märkli, Pool Architekten, Stücheli Architekten, Adrian Streich, von Ballmoos Krucker Architekten, and others.

To buy the book: link
Symposium: Dubious Heritage
12th March 2018, Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne, Australia
DATE: 12/5/2018
"How can the unpleasant, the unkempt, the unloved and the unintended be accounted for as meaningful tangible and intangible evidence of the past, alongside more readily likeable works of architecture, natural landscapes or intact historic urban precincts?

“Dubious Heritage” brings together local and international academics and practitioners including Tim Edensor (Manchester Metropolitan and University of Melbourne) and John Schofield (University of York)."

“Dubious Heritage” will also celebrate the book launch of Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural icon: Sydney Opera House.


More details: website
Publication: ABE Journal - Architecture Beyond Europe #12
13rd February 2018
DATE: 26/2/2018
"The space of diplomacy. Design and beyond

This issue´s thematic section, guest-edited by Paolo Girardelli, is devoted to "The Space of Diplomacy: Design and Beyond" and includes contributions by Dirk van Gameren and Anteneh Tesfaye Tola; Cristina Pallini and Armando Scaramuzzi; Michela Rosso; and Ke Song and Jianfei Zhu.

This thematic section of ABE features contributions on the role and meanings of embassies and other structures designed for diplomacy, in urban fabrics situated east and south of the Mediterranean. Albeit inherently representative objects, embassies are seldom considered as architectural signifiers, or as parts of the cultural landscape of a city. Starting from Addis Abeba and moving on to Ankara, Kabul and Beijing, the four papers of the section show that while the architecture of diplomacy displaces a fragment of the nation beyond its territorial borders, this movement is never limited to the transfer of technologies and architectural styles. The making of diplomatic landmarks can be assessed as a dialogic process of space production, entailing negotiation and domestication in the foreign context, appropriation and reworking of local symbolic and material resources, interaction with the surrounding social and physical landscape. 

ABE Journal is dedicated to the study of architecture and urbanism for scholars of art, architecture and history. Focusing on colonial and postcolonial aspects of the wider built environment from the 19th century onwards, it also considers issues such as professional networking, the circulation of media, and the transmission of models, technologies and doctrines from and to Europe. Published by the research center InVisu (CNRS/INHA) in Paris, the journal is committed to encouraging a diversity of approaches and methodologies, including cross-cultural and transnational perspectives. The journal is supported by the French Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (InSHS), National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)."

More details: website
Publication: Thésis Number 4
Anaparq, February 2018
DATE: 26/2/2018
The editorial committee of Thésis, the Journal of the National Association of Research and Graduate Studies in Architecture and Urbanism (ANPARQ - Brazil), is pleased to announce that the Portuguese version of its fourth issue is already available.

More details: website
Projeto Marieta:1st Serie of
29th March 2018, São Paulo, Brazil
DATE: 3/3/2018
Projeto Marieta presents the 1st Serie of "Conversas sobre design", planned by Abilio Guerra e Giovanni Pirelli. 

As guests, there will be a set of professionals with different background and experiences, among them Graphic and Product Designers, Illustrators, Architects, Art Directors and teachers, who will be facing distinct aspects of Contemporary Design.

Presentations will approach theoretical issues, as well as technical and artistic ones, always referring to real cases as examples, based on professional practice.
To end each presentation there will be an open discussion.

Format:

The course will be organised in four meetings, 3 hours each (12h in total) with seven speakers. Students, young professionals and all age people interested in Culture, Arts or Architecture are invited to participate, as long as a minimum of 14 attendants is fulfilled.
When all conferences are concluded and after attending at leats three sessions, applicants will receive a participation certificate from Marieta´s partners. Nevertheless, it is also possible to attend to one only session. However, no diploma of participation is conceded.

Program: Saturday mornings from 10 to 13pm

03|03: Rico Lins
10|03: Elaine Ramos + Chico Homem de Melo
17|03: Francisco Fanucci & Marcelo Ferraz
24|03: Darkon Vieira Roque + Clara Laurentiis

Other information please address to the email:
contacto@projectomarieta.com.br

Adress:
Rua Dona Maria Paula 96, ap. 2, centro, São Paulo, Brazil
Publication: An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65
by Geoffrey London, Philip Goad and Conrad Hamann, University of Western, Australia
DATE: 23/2/2018
"Architect-designed houses of the period 1950-65 proposed an innovative response to the social, economic and climatic conditions of post-war Australia. At the same time they embraced the aesthetic, technological and egalitarian aspirations of modern architecture. 
An Unfinished Experiment in Living traces the emergence of this architectural phenomenon in Australia, documenting the full range of its expression: from the post war optimism of the early 1950s through to the affluence of the 1960s. 
This book is a catalogue of the most significant houses of the period. It includes comprehensive plans and period photographs of 150 houses from around Australia, such as Wahroonga (NSW), Deakin (ACT), Rostrevor (SA), Frankston (Vic), South Hobart (Tas), Darwin (NT), Mount Lawley (WA) and Sherwood (Qld). It puts forward new research founded on the premise that the most significant houses of the 1950s and 60s represent an unfinished and undervalued experiment in modern living. Issues such as the open plan, the changing nature of the family, the embrace of advances in technology, the use of the courtyard, and the orientation of the house to capture sun and privacy, were valuable and critical lessons. This book is a compelling reminder of their continuing relevance."

More details: website
Conference: On the Duty and the Power of Architecture
26th February - 4th December 2018, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 4/12/2018
Conference: On the Duty and the Power of Architecture
Lecture
: Eduardo Souto de Moura - 26.4.2018

"Major works by the Portuguese architect (b. in Porto in 1952) are located in Porto, Amares, Braga, Cascais and Bragança, where he built apartments and office blocks, museums, a soccer stadium, etc. His sensitive insistence on a specific local architecture earned him the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2011. Souto de Moura has been a member of the Akademie der Künste since 2010. He provides insights into his current work as part of the series "On the Duty and the Power of Architecture". Wilfried Wang moderates the discussion following the lecture."

Patrik Schumacher, London (22.5.)
Anne Lacaton, Paris (21.11.)
Kees Christiaanse, Zürich/Rotterdam (4.12.)

More details: website
Summer School: Campus Ultzama
Student applications until 8 June! Campus: 2nd-12nd July 2018, Ultzama, Spain
DATE: 2/7/2018
"The Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad is a non-profit, private cultural entity with a national and international reach. Based in Madrid and Pamplona, it was set up in 2008 with the aim of promoting architecture as a field inextricably bound to life in society at large. An annual activity of the organization is Campus Ultzama, held in the Navarrese municipality of Ultzama. 

School
Directors: Carlos Pereda, Ignacio Olite
The Summer School consists of two Workshops to be held simultaneously, side by side, immediately after the Encounters. Students will work with three professors in developing a single project based on the program set. The idea is to give the students the opportunity to work in a set-up resembling that of a real-life practice tasked with a commission, under the supervision of the professors. Emphasis will be on “with,” rather than on “for,” simulating the intensity and efficiency of team work in an architectural office as well as the journey through the various phases of a project, from design to execution.

Workshop 1 02.07—12.07.2018
Professors: Francisco Mangado, Carlos Pereda, Ignacio Olite
Workshop 2 02.07—12.07.2018
Professors: Eduardo Souto de Moura, Camilo Rebelo, João Pedro Serodio

Maximum number of students per Workshop: 9
Total number of students: 18

Students: The workshop is thought out for students in their fifth year of their architecture degree program or in the process of completing their thesis projects, but also recent graduates (with less than two years of work experience).

Theme:
Humanize the City: The Elderly. Spaces for Living and Working.

Applications: Send to info@arquitecturaysociedad.com a short graphic portfolio (max. 2 A3-size pages) and a letter (1 A4-size page) stating your reasons for seeking admission. The selection of students will be done before June 17rd.

Deadline for submitting applications: June 8th, 2018
Location and accommodations: Ultzama Equestrian Center. Students will work and stay at this facility, surrounded by nature.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Excursions: Students can expect to visit the construction site at least once. Likewise, at least two excursions are organized to get to know the contemporary architecture of the Basque Country and Navarra. Kursaal (San Sebastián), Archeology Museum (Vitoria), Chillida Leku Museum (Hernani, Guipúzcoa), Oteiza Foundation-Museum (Alzuza-Navarra).
Sanfermines: On July 13 and 14, students, if they consider it convenient, can enjoy the San Fermín festival in Pamplona.
Tuition: The amount payable of 3,000 € includes tuition and bed & board, plus the excursion to the construction site."

Detailed program in the PDF below.
More details: website
The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor
New Monitor shows how culture and creativity help cities to thrive
DATE: 23/2/2018
"The European Commission released the first ever edition of the ‘Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor’. This new tool provides comparable data on how European cities perform across nine dimensions – covering culture and creativity – and underlines how their performance contributes to cities’ social development and economic growth and job creation.
Developed by the European Commission´s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor will help policy makers as well as the cultural and creative sectors identify local strengths and areas for improvement, and learn from comparable cities. It also sheds light on the strong relationship between cultural vibrancy and various dimensions of a city’s life, starting with its social diversity and its economic activity."

More details: website
International Symposium: Hannes Meyer as Pedagogue
15th-17th March 2018, Kassel University, Kassel, Germany
DATE: 15/3/2018
"The symposium engages with the pedagogical concept and praxis of Hannes Meyer, which he developed and subsequently pursued as a teacher and director of the Bauhaus Dessau from 1927 to 1930. Hannes Meyer significantly altered and restructured the educational programme of the Bauhaus, established by Walter Gropius and the masters he appointed (1919?-?1927?/?28). Not only did he found the architecture department at the behest of Gropius and introduce scientific studies into the design process. In the lessons, he also successfully realised construction projects with the students (the Houses with Balcony Access, the Nolden House) and industrial production projects (the Kandem lamps and Bauhaus wallpapers with the Rasch Brothers & Co.). By appointing new teachers he founded the urban planning department (Hilberseimer) and the photography workshop (Peterhans) and introduced important new scientific fields into the teaching by means of guest lectures. The three-day symposium focuses on three subject areas:
1. Pedagogical concept
Day one of the symposium presents the pedagogics of Hannes Meyer in relation to the architectural education of the 1920s in general and the Bauhaus pedagogy of the Gropius era (Gropius / Moholy-Nagy), focusing on the conceptual underlying ideas. These find their continuation and further development through Meyer´s later activities in Mexico and through the praxis of the Ulm School of Design (HfG Ulm) from 1956. A particular focus will be placed on the practical aspect of the teaching and on the question of how Hannes Meyer put his pedagogical idea into spatial practice in his buildings for educational institutions (Mümliswil, Bernau).
2. (New) teachers at the Bauhaus under director Hannes Meyer
Hannes Meyer implemented his pedagogical concept not least through his programmatic selection of staff, which was often accompanied by structural changes. Thus, the metal, cabinet-making and wall painting workshops were merged to form the interior design workshop, a new photography workshop was established and an urban planning class introduced. A female master - Gunta Stölzl - was also appointed. Guest lecturers and numerous guest lectures enriched the curriculum and enhanced its programmatic character. Day two of the symposium introduces a selection of the teachers who were most important to the Hannes Meyer era and pinpoints their conceptual approaches, theoretical positions and design methodologies, in which the re-orientation of education at the Bauhaus is manifested introduces.
3. Bauhaus students of the Hannes Meyer era
Based on the teaching of architecture under Hannes Meyer, the focus is on tracing the effect of his pedagogy on the next generation of designers. Of relevance here is that owing to the political upheavals of the time, the students were active in a wide range of societal constellations, for instance in the Stalinist Soviet Union, in Germany under National Socialism and in the Cold War era, after the foundation of the State of Israel, in Western Europe or South America. The critical question is whether the influences of the Bauhaus under Meyer and others really had a significant co-determining effect on the positions of the Bauhaus students, and how these were appropriated, further developed and altered."
More details: website
Call for Papers: The Sixties and the Education of the Architect
15th - 16th May 2018, Cité de l´architecture and Ensa Paris-Malaquais, Paris, France
DATE: 12/1/2018
"This international conference accompanies the exhibition May 68, Architecture Also which will be held at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, from May 14 to October 17, 2018 (Caroline Maniaque, Eléonore Marantz, Jean-Louis Violeau, curators). The aim is to investigate from an international perspective how architecture was taught in the 1960s and 1970s. This is a period that in France and in many other countries in the West, was marked by radical institutional upheaval and social, political and pedagogic changes.

This conference follows on from two workshops. The first was held on 16th and 17th June 2016 at the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Belleville and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art. It focused on the building of schools of architecture. The second was held on 20th and 21st October 2016, on news systems of education introduced in schools of architecture in France and elsewhere (Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine and Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture, Normandie)."

Call for papers opens November 27, 2017

Deadline: January 12, 2018
Selection: before February 13, 2018
Submission of texts: before April 14, 2018

Conference: May 15 and 16, 2018

More details: website + PDF below
Project Specialist Position: The Getty Conservation Institute
28th February 2018,The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), Los Angeles, California
DATE: 28/2/2018
The Getty Conservation Institute has a new Project Specialist position.

More info: website + pdf bellow
Exhibition: Unfinished – Pabellón español, XV Bienal Arquitectura de Venecia
10th February - 18th March, Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz, Berlin
DATE: 18/3/2018
"In Spain, architecture in particular has been badly affected by the economic crisis. Construction started on many public and speculative buildings, but after 2009 no decisions were made as to whether they were necessary, and many remained unfinished. The exhibition, which was shown at the Spanish Pavilion of the Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2016, where it won the Golden Lion, presents current architecture, approved in the excess of the pre-crisis period, which can be seen as unfinished and constantly evolving."

More details: website
Call for Papers: The Legacy of Bruno Zevi For The XXI Century
30th March 2018, Esempi di Architettura, Italy
DATE: 30/3/2018
"Bruno Zevi died exactly in 2000, at the threshold of the XXI century. In 2018, will be celebrated the Centenary of the birth of the great architectural historian, a sharp observer and a sophisticated scholar of the complex dynamics of XX century architecture, but not just this. By his reading of architecture based on a different way of interpreting history, whose method of investigation is grounded in the concept of counter-history, Zevi gives new interpretative nourishment to the work of architects such as Michelangelo, Borromini, Frank Lloyd Wright, Erich Mendelsohn and many others. These are the terms within which investigating to affirm that Militant Criticism that connotes the entire work of the architect. In 1973 Zevi identifies seven invariants to explain the modern language of architecture under new light, according to an enlightening interpretation that defies the certainties of historicist interpretation, vigorously giving a highly revolutionary and revealing interpretation of modernist space. Meanwhile, in his lecturing activity Zevi introduces an innovative and dynamic system of teaching history of architecture, which considers exactly history as methodology of architectural doing that is history as a fundamental discipline of analysis, comprehension and inspiration for future design.

This issue of "Esempi di Architettura" aims to focus the attention on the legacy of Bruno Zevi´s message, responding to specific questions such as: have we learned how to look at architecture with the Zevian lens and to
which extent does it influence contemporary architecture? The Zevian teaching methodology in history of architecture is still current, and to what extent has it taken root in the national and international architecture schools? Has contemporary design learned to be oriented toward a holistic approach to project, as in the case of Urba-tecture? Can we still talk about anti-historical reading, of renewing history of architecture, of design methodology through history? Is the concept of Zero Degree of architecture, borrowed from Roland Barthes, still current? This issue therefore aims to deepen the legacy left by Zevi for the XXI century, investigating how his revolutionary method is, or may be, widespread and developed both in the historiographical and design domains."

More details: website
Publication: 99 Years of the Housing Question in Sweden
by Daniel Movilla Vega, Studentlitteratur, Lund, 2017
DATE: 16/1/2018
"This book presents the history of modern architecture in Swedish housing. It is essential reading, especially at a time when a lack of accommodation is having such a brutal impact on Swedish society. However, this has not always been the case. Decisive public policies implemented during the 20th century led to an exemplary democratisation process of housing, unparalleled in terms of equality and inclusiveness."

To buy the book: website
Museu Serralves New Director: João Ribas
25th January, 2018, Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 25/1/2018
Docomomo International congratulates the Curator João Ribas for having been elected as the new Director of the Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal.

More details: website
Raúl Hestnes Ferreira (1931-2018)
Raúl Hestnes Ferreira passed away on 11th February 2018
DATE: 11/2/2018
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the great Portuguese architect, Raúl Hestnes Ferreira, to his family and friends. 

Raúl Hestnes Ferreira
Son of the portuguese writer José Gomes Ferreira (1900-1985), Raul Hestnes Ferreira was born in Lisbon in 1931. Hestnes Ferreira studied at the School of Fine Arts of Porto and Lisbon, where he received the architect´s degree in 1961. After, he studied at the Helsinki Faculty, in Finland, and in the Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania with a fellowship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

During this period, he collaborated in architecture studios in Helsinki and with Louis Kahn, in Philadelphia (1963-1965). In Portugal, Hestnes Ferreira collaborated with the architects Arménio Taveira Losa and Cassiano Barbosa (1955-1957).

Among other buildings, Hestnes Ferreira designed the House of Albarraque (1960), the House of Culture of Beja (1976), the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon (1993) and Marvila´s Library (2014).

Among several prizes, in 2004 was awarded the Prémio Valmor for the new building of ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute, and in 2007 received an honoris causa doctorate degree from the FCT-University of Coimbra, which architecture department was co-founded by him, in 1988.

Information on the funeral ceremonies: Raúl Hestnes Ferreira will be tomorrow, 14th February, in Igreja da Graça, Lisboa, since 5pm and will be cremated on Thursday, 15th February, at Cemitério do Alto de S. João.

More details: PDF below [Portuguese+English]
Online Access to the Álvaro Siza Archive
30th January 2018, the Serralves Foundation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Canadian Centre for Architecture
DATE: 30/1/2018
"In 2014, Álvaro Siza donated his extensive archive of built and unbuilt projects since 1958 to three institutions, – the Serralves Foundation in Oporto, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal. Through this exceptional case of international institutional collaboration, the three institutions have committed to the establishment of a joint methodology of archival process and description that will allow collective access to Siza´s significant body of work.

With the donation of his archive, Álvaro Siza expressed his "desire that so many years of work can become useful in many ways, as a contribution to research and debate on architecture, particularly in Portugal and with a perspective opposed to isolation". As a result he communicated his decision to "donate to two Portuguese institutions that already have the experience, quality and capacity to develop or enlarge their respective archives with the goal of increasing access, dissemination and active participation in a debate that is no longer simply national nor centered on an individual," and to "donate to the CCA in Montreal, an institution of unequalled experience and prestige and with a sustained series of activities – exhibitions, publications, research, relations with other related institutions and large visibility. As the CCA is recognized for its experience in the preservation and presentation of international archives, it will care for a large part of my archive and make it accessible alongside the work of other modern and contemporary architects."

The complete archive shared by the three institutions represents his life-long interest and study of houses, housing, and city planning, as well as designs for cultural centres, museums, and universities throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. It currently includes textual documents, correspondence, photographs and slides, around 60.000 drawings, 500 models, 282 sketchbooks, and the archive of born digital material. The parts of the archive held by both the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Serralves Foundation are focused on Siza´s projects in Portugal and date from 1958 until 2006. The parts held by the CCA comprise projects of international resonance dating from 1958 until today. All projects from 2006 and moving forward will be part of the archive holdings at the CCA.

As of February 2018, the archival descriptions will begin to become available online in the search engines of the CCA, the Serralves Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, including early projects from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as projects for the IBA competition of Berlin and urban renewal projects in The Hague from the 1980s. The projects include Bonjour Tristesse, Punt en Komma, the Boa Nova Tea House and Restaurant, the Swimming Pool at Leça de Palmeira, the Borges & Irmão Bank, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, the António Carlos Siza house, the renovation of the Caretaker´s house - Vieira de Castro house. Over the next years, further archival material will be made accessible for research."

More details: PDF below
Conference: Critical Distance Cycle: Tham & Videgård
15th February 2018, CCB, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 15/2/2018
"Studio based in Stockholm, Sweden, and directed by co-founders and lead architects Bolle Tham (b.1970) and Martin Videgård (b.1968). Since the start in 1999 the practice has attracted attention for its experimental approach and innovative built works. Tham & Videgårds projects has won several national and international awards, and twice the Kasper Salin Prize, most recently in 2015 for the new KTH School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Other major works include the Kalmar Museum of Art (Kasper Salin Prize 2008), the Moderna Museet Malmö (for the Swedish Museum of Modern Art), the Tellus Nursery School, the Uppsala Department store, the Archipelago house, the House Lagnö, the Creek House, the Apartment Humlegården and the Tree Hotel in Harads.

Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård are members of the Swedish Royal Academy of Arts and also teach and lecture at schools of architecture in Sweden and abroad. In 2014-2015 they were invited guest professors at the PBSA Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf. In 2017 El Croquis published the fifth monograph on the work of Tham & Videgård. The same year the practice exhibited as the sole Nordic participants at the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 “Make New History”.

Moderator:  Luís Tavares Pereira"

More details: website + Facebook event
Conference Cycle: 3rd Act – Please Share!
3rd February - 17th March 2018, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 3/2/2018
"Contamination between different fields of knowledge is at the origin of new cultural boundaries.
There is a growing need for dialogue among the various fields that contribute to the making of our society. It is necessary to stoke the debate concerning the problems of the new cities, the new places of sharing, where architecture plays a fundamental role.

It is necessary to reconsider the professional role of the architect and to regard architecture as a tool with which to face the social problems inherent to contemporary project culture. To find other ways of designing good spatial organisation we must be open and willing to broaden our knowledge about the role of architecture and the potential of the architect.

Broadening the horizons of knowledge brings about a total and inevitable openness, a complete willingness to learn, to convey, to share in a single debate laboratory.

The third act INFLUENCE of the program Please Share!, curated by Roberto Cremascoli, brings together the specific fields of CURATORSHIP, EDITING, PHOTOGRAPHY, CITY/LANDSCAPE CULTURE, CINEMA, COMMUNICATION, ECONOMY, ONLINE PLATFORMS in a series of presentations spread throughout Casa da Arquitectura’s inaugural program.
National and international experts are called upon to intervene on the influence of their specific fields in the context of Architecture.
CURATORSHIP and EDITING, two areas that intersect within the architectural panorama, are the first ones to arrive at the PLEASE SHARE INFLUENCE programming lab!
In recent years, curators and editors have been the great thinkers on the architect’s role in society. Biennials, triennials and international exhibitions are increasingly the places where new challenges, created by the multiplication of the problems that the planned city raises, are addressed and reflected upon. It is not possible to face these problems without involving other fields of knowledge and, generally, the citizens themselves."

More details: website
Prémios Arquétipo 2017/2018 [Arquétimo Awards 2017/2018]
28th February 2018, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 28/2/2018
"The Northern Regional Section of the Order of Architects launched 1st edition of the ARQuétipo Awards. This award intends to invest the traditional logic of architect as a mere prerequisite for the active agent of the creative process in designing products for the construction market. Instituted with the objective of promoting the development or [re] invention of products, concepts or techniques, with direct applicability, without construction sector.

In each edition, strategic partnerships are established with reference companies with no sector, established in the national market, with a productive component and capacity for innovation, with the expectation that the research and development of the product, likely to be launched in the short and medium term in the market.
To that end, it is nothing more than the construction sector, to the companies associated with this initiative, in the field of the ARCHETYPE INNOVATION PRIZE Nº 41 °.

It will also be awarded a MASTER PREMIUM ARCHETYPE INVESTIGATION Nº 41, with the objective of supporting and encouraging a research and development of the product that the Jury considers more appropriate to the needs and market trends.

The Prizes, which will have a pecuniary value of between € 2500 and € 8500 for the best products and open royalties for the architect who develops the product with the highest commercial potential, assume our objectives an unnecessary and innovative device in the current position of the various agents of the Construction sector, betting on the deep potential interaction and benefit of the high technical skills of the Portuguese Architects."

Translated from the website.

More details: website [Portuguese]
Publication: Footprint 21 Trans-Bodies / Queering Spaces
Robert Gorny, Dirk van den Heuvel (eds.), Winter 2017
DATE: 22/1/2018
"This issue of Footprint aims to introduce the latest developments in the field of queer theory into the realm of architecture and urban design – and vice versa, to make architectural and urban design concerns an element of queer studies. Next to uncovering hitherto hidden or repressed histories and practices as part of an agenda of inclusiveness, we consider an introduction of queer theory to architecture as engendering a radical reconceptualisation of the architectural discipline: That is, to upset and replace any conception of architecture as an embodiment of essentialist identities, forms or types, in order to move towards an understanding of architecture as a practice engaged in consistent transformation. Such a reconceptualisation of architecture views difference in terms of process, foregrounds liminal situations, their metamorphosis and transgression.

Within queer theory one finds various contesting propositions regarding the very definition of ‘queer’ and acts of queering, especially now LGBTQI identities have become part of mainstream culture in western societies. Generally speaking, these propositions range from the mapping of queer identities – sometimes as another category in a taxonomy of essentialisms – to the idea of queering as performative acts of activist subversion and subjectivation. Such acts of queering resist the establishment of stable identities, while they promote transitory assemblages that are embedded within an unfolding process of differencing.

A first concern is here the ‘logics’ in which these differences are produced and conceptualised, the concomitant disciplinary power structures and the epistemological frameworks that sustain these logics. The most radical variants of queering seek to undermine any bipolar, mutually exclusive opposition as in the case of heterosexist normativity and any other hegemonic discourse based on classic structuralist ‘twin-phenomena’ such as male-female, inside-outside, centre-periphery et cetera. Arguably, the recent coming-into-mainstream of transgender issues placed full attention on bodily transitioning processes themselves. In their fierce act of self-displacement, trans-bodies overcome dualist logics by exploring the transgressive dimensions involved in forms of becoming.
Such tension between essentialism and becoming can already be observed in earlier attempts at connecting queer theory and architecture: in Queer Space (1997) Aaron Betsky proposed familiar gay tropes such as the closet and the interior, or hedonistic urban lifestyles as the ultimate spaces of queer identities, whereas Stud (1996) edited by Joel Sanders suggested a more complicated relationship between space and gay identities by clarifying that there is no ‘queer space’, only space put to queer use (Chauncey, in Sanders 1996, 224).

Another vector of productive debate regarding this queering can be located between the discursive and the body, between language and matter. Judith Butler famously understands the formation of gendered identities, their enactments and possible undoing as performative. Alternatively, Rosi Braidotti’s feminist re-reading of Gilles Deleuze´s concept of becoming starts with an emphasis on the conditioning, generating and accommodation of difference as belonging to situated material processes from one moment of actualisation to another. The difference that bodies make is here no longer seen as a formation ‘in’ space or ‘in’ an environment, but actualised as a figuration ‘of’ its material milieu (Barad, Bennett). A body (architecturally or otherwise) is understood as a transient and reciprocal form-taking of a milieu – unlike a singular entity contained by and acting in a neutral ‘space’ or ‘environment’. Such trans-bodies are not just in a state of transition themselves, they also trigger a transformation of the environment they traverse and populate, a queering of spaces indeed.

With contributions by: Dirk van den Heuvel & Robert Alexander Gorny (eds.), Xenia Kokoula, Athina Angelopoulou, Tim Gough, Daniel Snyder, Andreas Angelidakis, Colin Ripley, Joel Sanders, and interview with Brady Burroughs, Katarina Bonnevier, Katja Grillner, and Hélène Frichot."

To buy it: website
Publication: Les Maisons de la culture en France
by Richard Klein, Editions du patrimoine, collection carnets d’architecture, January 2018
DATE: 22/1/2018
With the creation of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs in 1959, the Maisons de la culture became the flagship program for the cultural decentralization policy conducted in France under the auspices of André Malraux. Highlights of the theatrical scene, these Houses have been instruments for the dissemination of the visual arts, music or cinema, and in some cases, architectural culture.

But, between the House of Culture of Bourges, which takes place in a building of the late thirties and the House of Culture of Chambery which is significant of a trend of the eighties, spreads a corpus and a duration that mostly show a variety of procedures, style and situations. The different versions of the Maisons de la culture architecture, between monumental rigidity and programmatic flexibility, express the filiation of these buildings with the houses of the people but also the contradictions and ambiguities of a centralized cultural project confronted with local particularities.
Publication: Rebel Modernists. Viennese Architecture since Otto Wagner
by Liane Lefaivre, Lund Humphries Publishers, 2018
DATE: 16/1/2018
"Rebel Modernists
Viennese Architecture since Otto Wagner
by Liane Lefaivre
Lund Humphries Publishers, London

In her publication Rebel Modernists. Viennese Architecture since Otto Wagner, Liane Lefaivre addresses the topic of the influence of Modernism on Austrian architecture. To kick-off the Otto Wagner Anniversary Year 2018 at the MAK, and after presentations in London and Zurich, she is now launching her book in Vienna.

Lefaivre has investigated the history of Viennese architecture from the early 20th century until today, underlining the particularly polarised struggle during that time that has opposed modern and anti-modern movements, not only in architecture but in all areas of culture and politics. She will be giving a talk about Otto Wagner as one of the most counter-cultural, modernising figures of his time who, like Karl Kraus, rebelled against the deeply rooted conservatism of fin-de-siècle Vienna. She will present him as a predecessor of Red Vienna of the interwar period and of the Austrian Phenomenon of the 1960s and seventies. She also will be discussing the salutary effects of these instances of "shock therapy."

A Book of the Year 2017, Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times:
"Vienna has been in the vanguard of architecture for the past three centuries. This survey covers all the key figures to explain how this small city has maintained its fascinating radical traditions and an architecture of surprising social equity.""

To buy the book: link
Valmor Award 2013-2016 Results
18th December 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 18/12/2017
On the last 18th December 2017, the winners of the Prémio Valmor [Valmor Award] 2013-2016 were awarded by the Minicipality of Lisbon at Paços do Concelho, Lisbon, Portugal.

Prémio Valmor 2013
Ampliation of the ETAR de Alcântara by the architects Frederico Valsassina and Manuel Aires Mateus and the landscape architect João Ferreira Nunes

Honourable Mentions 2013
Services Building at Rua Laura Ayres
by João Luís Carrilho da Graça
House at Rua Teófilo Braga
by José Mateus
Renovation of Casa da Severa
by José Adrião

Prémio Valmor 2014
Renovation of Banco de Portugal – Museu do Dinheiro
by Gonçalo Byrne and João Pedro Falcão de Campos

Honourable Mentions 2014
House at Travessa do Patrocínio
by Luís Maria Belo Rebelo de Andrade
Renovation of  Museu do Teatro Romano
by Daniela Ermano and João Carrasco

Renovation of Terraços do Convento do Carmo by Álvaro Siza Vieira and Carlos Castanheira

Honourable Mentions 2015
House at Rua Dom Francisco de Almeida by Ana Mafalda Sequeira Batalha
Museu Nacional dos Coches by the architects Paulo Mendes da Rocha, MMBB and Ricardo Bak Gordon and the landscape architect João Ferreira Nunes

Prémio Valmor 2016
Renovation of Cine-Teatro Capitólio byrto Souza Oliveira

Honourable Mentions 2016
Renovation of Centro Comercial Caleidoscópio by Pedro Lagrifa Carvalhais de Oliveira
MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia manda Jane Levete

More details: website [Portuguese]
Publication: Inside Utopia - Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes
Gestalten, 2017
DATE: 2/5/2017
"Radical. Visionary. Poetic. Inside Utopia shows the future of living that architects and designers have envisioned.

Spectacular and reflective, unpretentious and efficient: the breathtaking Elrod House by John Lautner; the Lagerfeld Apartment near Cannes that seems like a set from a science fiction film; Palais Bulles in France with its organic and unique architecture. These interiors welcome habitation and spark curiosity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future. Inside Utopia delves into the rhyme and reason behind past designs that we still interact with today.

The architects, the owners, and the craftsmen like Gio Ponti or Bruce Goff who work behind the scenes created amorphous interiors that invite the mind to wander. At the time they were futuristic, confident, utopian, idealistic— we may not realize it, but they have shaped our current living concepts, and even now, they inspire us anew. Previously it has been difficult to attain access to these preserved interiors, but Inside Utopia unearths what was before unseen."

To buy it: website
CICA Awards 2017: Special Mention of the Bruno Zevi Award to William J.R. Curtis
DATE: 20/12/2017
William J.R. Curtis was honoured with a special Mention of the Bruno Zevi Award for the excellence of the second edition of the publication "Le Corbusier — Ideas and Forms" (London, Phaidon, 2015) by the International Jury of the CICA Awards 2017.

More details: PDF below
Publication: Logica del Cemento Armato: Processo, Progetto, Prodotto [Logic of Reinforced Concrete: Process, Project, Product]
Marco Imperadori, Periskop, 2017
DATE: 20/12/2017
"A volume of "connection" able to bring engineering science closer to the functionality and aesthetics of architecture through a process of inescapable innovation.

The idea of a deliberately schematic volume, dedicated to simple reinforced concrete, arises as a result of reflections regarding the evolution of this artificial material and its considerable use in engineering and architecture."

More details: website [Italian]
Publication: Les Multiples Vies de l´appartement-atelier Le Corbusier [The Multiple Lives of the Le Corbusier apartment-studio]
Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, Collection Cahiers du TSAM, PPUR, 2017
DATE: 20/12/2017
"The apartment-studio of Le Corbusier is one of the iconic objects of the twentieth century, combining the undeniable material value of the built work to that immaterial dwelling of the architect. Le Corbusier, who lived there from 1934 until his death in 1965, made it a permanent building site, a place of space experimentation, plastic and constructive. By its successive transformations, the "24NC" is a true palimpsest. His "multiple lives" today pose a major ethical problem for the safeguarding. From its material history over the long term emerges a clear observation: the "stratigraphy" of the object built, alsodifficult to unravel as rich in meaning, participates by right in its importance. Illustrated with a rich iconography and largely unpublished, this first monograph devoted to the studio apartment is the result of research carried out by the laboratory TSAM (Techniques and safeguarding modern architecture) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ( EPFL), on behalf of the Le Corbusier Foundation, and as part of the preliminary reflections on the restoration project.Le Corbusier´s studio-apartment is an iconic object of the twentieth century, combining the indisputable material values ​​of the building with the intangible "sense of place" of an architect´s home. Le Corbusier, who lived there from 1934 until his death in 1965, treated it as a permanent construction site - a unique place of space, plastic and constructional experimentation. Phases of change at "24NC" are overlaid as a palimpsest, and the apartment´s "many lives" create major philosophical problems for conservation. A study of its material history reveals a simple fact: the "stratigraphy" itself, hard to unscramble yet rich in meaning, is key to the object´s importance. This first monograph on the studio-apartment, richly illustrated with largely unpublished visual material, presents TSAM research for the Foundation Le Corbusier during preparatory investigations for the program of restoration."

To buy it: website
Pessoa Award: Manuel Aires Mateus
15th December 2017, Portugal
DATE: 15/12/2017
Docomomo International congratulates Manuel Aires Mateus for the Prémio Pessoa.

"The Prémio Pessoa [Pessoa Prize] named after Fernando Pessoa, is recognized as the most important award in the area of Portuguese culture. (...) It is granted annually to the Portuguese person who during this period, and in the course of previous activity, has distinguished him or herself as a figure in scientific, artistic, or literary life."[1]

"Aires Mateus have gained international recognition for their delicate and respectful contemporary reinterpretation of Portuguese architectural tradition. After concluding their studies and training with architect Gonçalo Byrne, brothers Francisco and Manuel Aires Mateus opened their own firm in Lisbon. Their portfolio started with the small-scale residential projects for which they became best-known and has now expanded internationally, with commissions for a wide range of public and private clients.

Their work follows the trail of a previous generation of architecture masters in Portugal. Though their projects have increased in scale, they have retained a careful attention to detail and an ongoing experimental interest in innovating with light and form." [2]

[1] website
[2] website
Exhibition: Viagem aos desenhos de viagem | Guimarães – Távora revisitado [Travel to travel drawings | Guimarães - Távora revisited]
24th November 2017 - 28th January 2018
DATE: 28/1/2018
"The Martins Sarmento Society will inaugurate, on November 24, at 6:00 pm, the exhibition of drawing and photography, "Journey to the travel drawings | Guimarães - Távora revisited". This is the review of the exhibition "Journey to the Drawing of Journey" by Fernando Távora, organized by the Galeria Quadrado Azul, after almost 30 years, which now appears under a new look, enlarged and associated with the photographs of Luís Ferreira Alves of works of Fernando Távora in Guimarães, coordinated by José Bernardo Távora.

We will see 88 travel drawings by Fernando Távora from the set of drawings presently preserved at the Marques da Silva Foundation, which documents journeys made between 1960 and 1997, with unpublished records relating to visits by the United States, Mexico, Japan , Thailand, Lebanon, Egypt, Greece, France, Italy, UK, Spain, Brazil, India, Turkey and Peru.

The exhibition can be visited until January 28, 2018, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free entry."

More details: website
Publication: Mies van der Rohe - Barcelona 1929
Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Tenov Publishing House, 2017
DATE: 19/12/2017
"We are pleased to invite you to the presentation of the latest publication of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe together with the Tenov Publishing House: Mies van der Rohe - Barcelona 1929, a reference work to understand the 1929 Pavilion.
We will have the participation Juan José Lahuerta and two of the authors of the publication: Laura Martínez de Guereñu doctor architect and professor of the IE School of Architecture and Design and Dietrich Newmann, doctor architect of the Brown School and member of the Architecture Committee and Design in the MoMa.

An extremely careful edition brings together the articles derived from the papers presented at the symposium on the figure of Mies van der Rohe and the German Pavilion of the International Exhibition of Barcelona in 1929 curated by Juan José Lahuerta and Celia Marín on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of its reconstruction. Texts that include the latest research by the most outstanding specialists: Remei Capdevila-Werning, Beatriz Colomina, Laura Martinez de Guereñu, Dietrich Neumann, Fritz Neumeyer, Spyros Papapetros, Carmen Rodríguez Pedret and Lutz Robbers, with special emphasis on the genesis of the pavilion, the extraordinary creative moment of Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, the analysis of the historical and cultural and the value of its reconstruction.

No other critical study provides a comparable overview of Mies´s work in Barcelona. This profusely illustrated book presents unpublished images of the pavilion, which complete the visions of internationally recognized Miesian experts, accompanied by new authoritative voices that will revive interest in one of the works, which has become a myth, most influential of the 20th century."

To buy the book: website
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
25th-27th October 2018, Palazzo Gravina, Naples, Italy
DATE: 15/1/2018
"In modern and contemporary history, the city has taken account of social ‘otherities’, namely of privileged classes, minorities, foreigners and immigrants, and of resulting cultural and religious diversity. The urban community has structured some parts of its fabric as places of political, military or class power, other parts as spaces for arrivals, for production and trade, but also for isolation, marginalization or remedy for catastrophe.

In the modern age, the image of the ‘other´ city’ is often falsified or even denied by rulers and powerful people for purposes of political appearance or propaganda; and if, between the eighteenth and twentieth century, new methods of representation can reveal the structure and the urban landscape in their objectivity, the city portrait still shows the contradictions of a community that sometimes includes or even enhances the diversities, other times rejects them, betraying the malaise of a difficult integration."

Key dates
Abstract submission: 15th January 2018
Abstracts valuation and acceptance notification: 20th February 2018
Full papers: 15th May 2018
Double-blind peer review of papers and notification to authors: 15th June 2018
Payment of the partecipation fees: 30th June 2018
E-book publication: 25th October 2018

More details: PDF below
Call for PhD Student: Brutalist but Green: investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture
11th February 2018, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
DATE: 11/2/2018
"Brutalist Architecture (such as Erno-Goldfinger’s Grade II*-listed, Trellick and Balfron Towers in London) marks an important architectural approach that dominated the architecture movement in the 1950s –1970s, which capitalised on the raw texture of the building materials and the particular composition of building geometries. These buildings represent a formidable heritage and our concern as architects is to preserve them as a faithful evidence from our past, to be consigned to future generations. At the same time, in order to preserve the memory, architecture must be working and being engaged with activities and users, which often results in the need of maintenance, refurbishment, and conservation. Among these activities, energy efficiency retrofit becomes particularly relevant, as it involves major questions related to energy performance and climate change. 

English Brutalist Architecture represents one of the most challenging subjects when considering energy efficiency retrofit. The concrete skin, a single unprotected layer constituted by a unique material brutally exhibited, is one of the most important features of a Brutalist building. Several questions arise when considering a Brutalist building for an energy efficiency retrofit. One of the main questions arising concerns the preservation of the Brutalist aesthetic while improving the energy performance of the building skin. This research, therefore, aims at investigating how material technologies and environmental strategies can preserve the unique character of the Brutalist buildings and achieve energy efficiency. 

Tools aimed at computationally simulating environmental conditions have been evolving during recent years. Emphasis on using environmental simulation results can provide continuous feedback for the design process. Through developing virtual modelling methodology for existing Brutalist building(s), this research project will attempt to investigate not only spatial and morphological features, but also it will incorporate environmental data in order to perform simulation. At the same time, these buildings will be researched using measurement based technologies. The research will thus investigate the most innovative materials and environmental technologies and their design potential in energy efficiency retrofitting and impact on the preservation of Brutalist buildings character."

How to apple: website
Publication: Matéria-Prima: Um Olhar sobre o arquivo de Álvaro Siza [Raw Material: A Look at the Archive of Álvaro Siza]
by André Tavares, Dafne Editora, 2017
DATE: 12/12/2017
"This book (the seventh in the "Collection" series) shows the broad spectrum of the recently acquired Álvaro Siza Archive in the Serralves Collection. The incessant use of drawing, sketching and technical representation to prefigure forms and spaces in a process of successive approach to the desired result, is a hallmark of Siza´s practice, but this Archive is more than drawings or building plans. Taking it as a raw material, André Tavares reveals how correspondence with clients, photographic records of the opinions of the different actors involved in the construction process, the minutes of meetings and the reports of the tensions in the shipyards are recorded in episodes that, although invisible in the constructed work, somehow clarify it."

Translated from the website: link
I-House Quarterly Winter 2018 Issue Now Available
DATE: 15/12/2017
"The winter issue of the I-House Quarterly is now available. It features a dialogue between Anshu Gupta, a social entrepreneur invited through the 2017 Japan-India Distinguished Visitors Program, and Koga Yoshiaki, the leader of a project teaching Indian children about the environment and health through Japanese picture books. It also carries an essay on I-House by Barbara Ruch, professor emerita of Columbia University."

To download: link
Lecture: O Panorâmico de Monsanto como Máquina Metropolitana [The Panoramic of Monsanto as a Metropolitan Machine]
12th December 2017, Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 12/12/2017
On 12th December 2017, Luís Santiago Baptista hold the lecture O Panorâmico de Monsanto como Máquina Metropolitana [The Panoramic of Monsanto as a Metropolitan Machine] at Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta, Lisbon, Portugal.

More details: PDF below [Portuguese]
Facsimile Editions: Arquitetura Moderna Paulista [São Paulo Modern Architecture] & Dicionário da Arquitetura Brasileira [Brazilian Architecture Dictionary]
11th December 2017, São Paulo, Brazil
DATE: 11/12/2017
In the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the IPHAN — Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional [Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage] — the dacsimile editions of the publications Arquitetura Moderna Paulista [São Paulo Modern Architecture] & Dicionário da Arquitetura Brasileira [Brazilian Architecture Dictionary] was launch.

More details: PDF below (Portuguese)
Vacancy at TU Delft: Professor of Heritage & Values
29th January 2017, TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands
DATE: 29/1/2018
The faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft in The Netherlands has a position open for a part time professor of the Chair of Heritage & Values. In general this professor will focus on the analysis, assessment, understanding, evaluation and appreciation of built heritage, while providing lessons for future re-design assignments, including conservation, revitalisation, upgrading, adaptation, transformation and extension.
He/she will develop and convey knowledge, theory, methodology, process and practice of the history of built heritage, of the assessment of cultural, social, architectural, technical and environmental values; and of urban, architectural and technical design in regards to built heritage.

More details: website
Call for Papers: Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now
17th-18th May 2018, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
DATE: 5/2/2018
This conference seeks to explore how concepts of freedom and liberal political and economic theories have intersected with architecture and the built environment from the 19th century to the present day.  The popular reaction against ‘neoliberalism’ understood as an economic structure has reignited academic debate as to whether architecture, bound up as it is in real estate speculation and the financing of building, has a capacity for critique. The present socio-political circumstances of architecture, however, ought to be understood in the longer and more varied history of liberalism and architecture’s imbrication with political and economic thought on freedom and the subjects of freedom. We seek contributions that might address, but need not be limited to:
  • 19th century constructions of citizenship in civic institutions
  • colonialism, anti-colonialism and cosmopolitanism in the 19th and 20th century
  • social liberalism of the early 20th century and critiques of utopianism
  • the positive freedoms sought by substantive liberals in the welfare state
  • the return of classical economic liberalism and its relation with postmodernism
  • the role of cultural policy, cultural industries and governmentality in the liberal state
  • the relation of theories of the aesthetic autonomy of art to personal freedom
  • the biopolitics of urban and architectural conditions and projects
This conference is hosted by the Architecture Criticism Theory and History (ATCH) Centre at the University of Queensland, and seeks contributions from both inside and outside the discipline of architecture. We seek papers of 20 minutes length, proposals for panel discussions, and scholars interested in active involvement as respondents and chairs.

More details: website
Symposium: Women Architects and Politics in the Long 20th Century
17th-19th January 2018, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, German
DATE: 17/1/2018
"Politics, and especially gender politics, were animating forces in the 20th century. Many women navigated modernity by defining a place for themselves in professional work and embracing politics – sometimes even extreme positions. The conference explores how women architects confronted such upheaval to question traditional gender ideals and to establish themselves in architecture. Today women have established themselves in the profession of architecture, and now comprise the majority of architecture students. The following questions arise: How did politics impact the rise of the modern women architect? And, what impact will feminist history which has been carried out in the last 40 years, have upon the traditional writing or architectural history?"

More details: website + PDF below
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]
11th December 2017 - 2nd February 2018, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 11/12/2017
"The third module of the exhibition, Alfredo Matos Ferreira, was inaugurated on December 11, at FAUP, in compliance with the program designed to donate the collection of the architect Alfredo Matos Ferreira to the Marques da Silva Foundation (December 2016). The condition of architecture as an expression and sense of the common.

The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) welcomes the exhibition that, designed and coordinated by Manuel Mendes, will present a panorama of the constructed work, centering later on nuclei: school, formation, teaching and, in the Gallery, project-of -architecture.

It will be open to the public until February 2, 2018 and can be visited from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (the exhibition will be exceptionally closed between December 26 and 29, in the context of the upcoming festive season). Admission is free."

More details: website [Portuguese]
Journal Launch: Revista Amazônia Moderna [Journal of Architecture and Urbanism of Amazon]
29th November 2017, Salão de Diamante, Bahia, Brazil
DATE: 29/11/2017
It was launched on 29th November 2017, the Revista Amazônia Moderna [Journal of Architecture and Urbanism of Amazon] in the Diamond Room of the Sheraton Hotel in Bahia. The launch was held as part of the official program of the international event of Architecture and Heritage, the Archimemory, which is in its fifth edition.

Professor Giuliano Orsi, from the Architecture and Urbanism course (Câmpus de Palmas), is the editor responsible for the journal. The editorial staff is still formed by professors Hugo Segawa (University of São Paulo), Marcos Cereto (Federal University of Amazonas) and Marianna Cardoso (UFT). The main objective of the journal, as a result of the discussions of the Modern Architecture Seminars in the Amazon (Sama) and the meeting of seven research groups, is to present research results in the form of scientific articles to stimulate debates on theoretical and methodological questions of research in Architecture in the Amazon.

Magazine available online: website [Portuguese]
Exhibition: Le Corbusier, man of letters, man of books
24th Nov 2017 - 25th Feb 2018, Maison de la Culture, Firmini, France
DATE: 25/2/2018
Between 24th November 2017 to 25th February 2018 the exhibition Le Corbusier, man of letters, man of books will be held at Maison de la Culture, Firmini, France.

In the framework of the 30th anniversary of the MAMC (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Saint-Etienne), this exhibition is the occasion to discover Le Corbusier’s work as a man of letters and as a writer. An exclusive collection of reference books will be presented. 

In partnership with the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Etienne Métropole.

More details: website
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]
21st October 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 13/12/2017
Is now available the records of the I Encontro Nacional de Movimentos de Salvaguarda de Teatros, Cineteatros e Cinemas [1st National Meeting of Safeguarding Movements of Theaters, Cine-Theater and Cinemas] organized by the group  [Cine]Teatro_VIVO, that took place in the las 21st October in Lisbon, Portugal.

Free access records: website
Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)
Oscar Niemeyer passed away five year ago
DATE: 5/12/2017
Docomomo International wishes to remember the architect Oscar Niemeyer that passed away five year ago. who convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the great Portuguese architect Nuno Teotónio Pereira, to his family and friends.

"Architect Oscar Niemeyer was born on December 15, 1907, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Niemeyer landed his first major project in 1941, planning buildings for the Pampulha Architectural Complex. His designs were noted for their free-flowing forms. Other projects included working on the United Nations building and designing the Contemporary Art Museum in Niterói and major buildings in the capital city of Brasília. Niemeyer died in Rio de Janeiro on December 5, 2012, at age 104."

To know more about his life: website
Conference: Townscapes in Transition. Transformation and Reorganization of Italian Cities and their Architecture in the Interwar Period
14th-17th June 2018, Sant´Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy
DATE: 14/6/2018
Social change after WWI led to an accelerated change in the built environment. Within a broad stylistic scope of architectural and urban design projects, the structural ‘DNA‘ of Italian historic cities offered a basic planning guideline. Historic paradigms determined not only trends in conservation but guided new approaches to architecture as well as urban and landscape design. The result was not a single strategy to ensure continuity in urban planning and architecture, but a multiplicity of formal principles and trends. The session proposes to clarify what methods Italian architects and urban planners used to take possession of a ‘Roman’ or ‘Italian’ building and planning tradition, and how they accommodated it to the modernization of their country.

More details: website
Exhibition: Form Follows Rule
23rd Nov - 4th Dec 2017, Architekturzentrum Wien, Germany
DATE: 23/11/2017
"The exhibition ´Form Follows Rule´ brings the regulations to the fore, regulations which are themselves rarely featured in an architecture museum, directing attention critically but also unavoidably humorously to the legal subtext of architecture and urban development. Case studies, explanations of terminology, historical and international comparisons show how strongly legislative compendia and reams of standards have a significant impact on the design process. Full-scale models and test pieces provide a first-hand experience of the results of the rules. Interviews with architects, project developers, experts and building authority representatives shed light on the current situation in all of its complexity and incongruities, exploring leeway for interpretation that is also exploited in numerous workarounds."
Inhabitants of the Abyss
Antonio Pizza, Ediciones Asimetricas, November 2017
DATE: 27/11/2017
"Charles Baudelaire, indisputable bard of nineteenth-century artistic modernity, stricken by a life of deprivation, torment and physical and existential maladjustment, dies on August 31, 1867. Among his many works (poetry, prose, literary and artistic criticism, journalism) there are many contributions in which central themes of 19th century culture stand out. And if ´modernity´ becomes, in the same definitions of the author, an ambiguous territory and not subject to categorical attributions, it can be considered the ´city´ - and more specifically Paris, the great capital of the second half of the 19th century - as one of its most striking and contradictory manifestations. A city that in those years is changing radically, due to the process of urban reforms put in place by the team of Baron Haussmann, from 1853. In fact, Baudelaire will try to be placed both ´inside´ and ´outside´ of this new metropolis, aspiring to an impossible suture between the libertarian aspirations of the subjective and the constrictions of the contemporary objective. A coexistence between extremes that, in your case, will turn out to be deeply conflictive and heartbreaking; an incessant collision that will permeate both the biography and the artistic work of this author. Baudelaire and Paris form a whole; and it is not simply the active meddling of urban issues in the crucible of creation, but the relevance of an intricate correspondence between the two areas: on the one hand, the desperate urban agglomeration of the present and, on the other, its inescapable artistic transfiguration."

From the publisher, translated from Spanish
Álvaro Siza Conference Cicle: Laurent Stalder & Jean-Louis Cohen
6th - 14th december 2017, DArq, Coimbra, Portugal
DATE: 6/12/2017
On 6th December 2017, Laurent Stalder will present the lecture "Swiss Architecture. A Natural History" and on 14th December 2017, Jean-Louis Cohen will present the lecture "Town and Revolution: Russia/USSR/Russia (1917,1967,2017)" at DArq, Coimbra, Portugal.

More details: website [portuguese]
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]
18th - 20th September 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DATE: 5/3/2018
"The Organizing Committee invites researchers from the different disciplinary fields related toHistory of the City and Urbanism to participate in the XV Seminar on History of the City andUrbanism that will take place in the city of Rio de Janeiro between September 18 and 20, 2018. 

The XV SHCU, as well as its previous editions since the 1990s, is an integral part of theof the scientific program of the National Association of Post-Graduation and Research in PlanningUrban and Regional (ANPUR).The central theme of XV SHCU is "The City, the Urban, the Human"."

More details: PDF below [Portuguese]
The Architecture of the Architecture Book
21st-22nd November 2017, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris, France
DATE: 21/11/2017
"How do you build a book? This two-part meeting aims to explore the hypotheses that can arise from architectural reasoning. If architecture has its own working methods and produces precise results, its diffusion builds a new meaning that goes beyond the physical nature of construction. Even if the ideas are immaterial, they are always expressed in physical forms, such as drawings, photographs or manuscripts. Books have the ability to gather and articulate multiple media in a new physical object, in a movement that oscillates between the volatility of ideas and the impassiveness of buildings. The relationship between books and architecture becomes both tautological and difficult to grasp. What is the architecture of the architecture book? Working hypotheses open up when the book and architecture are based on other media such as film, photography, orality and the many registers often housed in the archives. By looking at the movements of passage between these multiple media and modes of transmission of their own, we can access the origin of the magnetism produced by some books.

The colloquium is accompanied by a presentation of some works from the personal library of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (1869-1955), kept in the library of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Library in Lisbon; showcases will present research hypotheses that will bring the history of the book closer to that of architecture.

The symposium will continue on 1 December at the ETH Zurich."

Link: website
Open for Renovation
30th Nov - 1st Dec 2017, The White Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
DATE: 30/11/2017
"Last month, at the launch of the Open for Renovation events, we walked through the entrance hall of an international style building and entered a typical Tel Aviv apartment. At the end of November, we will jump straight into the living room. In a series of short lectures, we will try to understand the room that transitions between settings and functions - from a hosting space to a living room to a temporary extension of the kitchen. We will also continue to offer special architectural tours guided by the team of conservation architects participating in the renovation of the Liebling House, inviting the public to get acquainted with the building. Members of the professional community and crafts enthusiasts are invited to a two-day workshop, where they will explore and understand terrazzo casting."
Publication: City Riffs - Urbanism, Ecology, Place
by Richard Plunz, Lars Müller Publishers, May 2017
DATE: 23/11/2017
"City Riffs traces the shifting perspectives of urban design within an ever-changing global context. The transformation of cities all around the world is described by means of essays and interviews. As the book covers a wide range of places and methods, it will be an asset to anyone who works on, lives in or thinks about cities.

Moving between sixteen cities, City Riffs also considers trans-disciplinary aspects of urbanism; formal and informal growth in Kumasi and Caracas; post-colonial structures in New Delhi and Prague; post-urban phenomena in Detroit and Brussels; cultural transitions in Antwerp and Salzburg; the changing nature of place in Seoul and Mostar; and new ecological realities in New York and Rome. Urbanism is viewed as the production of space-integrating aspects of design, ecology and engineering as well as other influences on urban cognition such as social, economical and psychological interactions.

Richard Plunz, author of City Riffs and founding director of the Earth Institute´s Urban Design Lab, is a leading figure in urban design and urban housing. The award-winning architect holds a chair at the Architecture and Earth Institute at Columbia University, has served as chair of the Division of Architecture at Columbia and until 2015 he was the director of Columbia´s post-professional Urban Design Program."

More details: website
Competition: Young Architects Competition
31st Jan 2018, Italian Fashion Hub
DATE: 31/1/2018
"YAC (Young Architects Competitions) is an international network that, since 2013, has been organizing 16 competitions of ideas aiming to foster and spread the talent of young architects and  designers throughout the world.

YAC´s projects have been supported by several professional and academic partners like Patrik Schumacher (co-director of Zaha Hadid Architects), Peter Cook (Crab Studio), Yama Karim (Libeskind studio), Mario Cucinella (Cucinella Architects), Shigeru Ban Architects, Foster+Partners, Snohetta, Casabella, the Universities of Melbourne, Santa Fé, Venice, Bologna and Rome.

We are currently promoting Italian Fashion Hub, an interesting project in cooperation with Centergross focusing on the refurbishment of a huge multi-service area of the widest fashion district in Europe. 

Winner projects, selected by an international jury panel, will be awarded a cash prize of € 20,000; the jury panel gathers: Patrik Schumacher (director of Zaha Hadid Architects), Aurélien Coulanges (architect assistant of Jean Nouvel), Benjamin Gilmartin (partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro), Marie Hesseldahl (studio 3XN),  Dr. Roversi Monaco (former Dean of the University of Bologna), Lucia Gazzotti (CEO of  Centergross), prof. archt. Stefano Stanghellini of IUAV University of Venice.

The registration deadline is set on January 28th, while the material submission deadline is set on Janauary 31st 2018."

More details: website
Call for Papers: Histories of Postwar Architecture Issue 2 (1968)
1st February 2018
DATE: 18/11/2017
"One in two HPA issues focuses on one single year in postwar architecture. HPA Issue 2 will be on 1968.

This issue is edited by Micaela Antonucci, Sofia Nannini, Gabriele Neri and Matteo Sintini.

Authors are requested to send proposals limited to that chronological unit or significantly related to any event that occurred in that particular year."

Link: website

Key dates
Deadline for submission: 1 February 2018
Notification of acceptance: 28th February 2018

Publication expected: 1 July 2018
Publication: Towards a Public Space: Le Corbusier and the Greco-Roman Tradition in the Modern City
Marta Sequeira, Routledge, September 2017
DATE: 21/11/2017
"Le Corbusier is well-known for his architectural accomplishments, which have been extensively discussed in literature. Towards a Public Space instead offers a unique analysis of Le Corbusier’s contributions to urban planning.

The public spaces in Le Corbusier’s plans are usually considered to break with the past and to have nothing whatsoever in common with the public spaces created before modernism. This view is fostered by both the innovative character of his proposals and by the proliferation in his manifestos of watchwords that mask any evocation of the past, like l’esprit nouveau ("new spirit") and l’architecture de demain ("architecture of tomorrow"). However, if we manage to rid ourselves of certain preconceived ideas, which underpin a somewhat less-than-objective idea of modernity, we find that Le Corbusier´s public spaces not only didn´t break with the historical past in any abrupt way but actually testified to the continuity of human creation over time. 

Aimed at academics and students in architecture, architectural history and urban planning, this book fills a gap in the systematic analysis of Le Corbusier’s city scale plans and, specifically, Corbusian public spaces following the Second World War."
Event: Pisa Architectural Biennal, The City and the Water: A Laboratory Towards the Future
19th-28th November 2017, Arsenali Rebubblicani, Pisa, Italy
DATE: 19/11/2017
"Luca Molinari Studio is pleased to invite you to the second edition of Pisa Architectural Biennial 2017, Cities and Water: A Laboratory Towards the Future by Associazione LP.

The International Pavilion, curated by Luca Molinari at Arsenali Rebubblicani, presents a selection of works released in the last decade across Europe and in the Mediterranean basin. Projects are organized into four theme sections: Water as Heaven on Earth´s source; Architecture as a landmark in dialogue with water; Water as landscape: sea, lake and river scenes; Water as magic, dream and hypnotic reflection.

Opening: 19 November 2017, 4:00 pm

On exhibit: AL_A, AM3 Architetti Associati, ARCHEA ASSOCIATI, Aspro Studio, Atelier Amont, Atelier(s) Femia, Belém Lima, Barozzi / Veiga, BIG, Boeri Studio, Benedetto Camerana, Carsten Juel-Christiansen, Paulo David.Arquitecto, Mdp Michel Desvigne, EMBT | Miralles Tagliabue , Gambardellarchitetti, Paolo Giordano, Grupo Aranea, Irisarri-Piñera, Juan Domingo Santos, Bernard Khoury / DW5, LAN Architecture, Francesco Librizzi, Stefano Mancuso | Pnat, Dorthe Mandrup A/S, Francisco Mangado, Manthey Kula AS, MBM Arquitectes, Claudio Nardi Architects, Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects, NOWA | Marco Navarra, OAB | Carlos Ferrater, Pietro Carlo Pellegrini, carlorattiassociati, raumlaborberlin, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS, Rudy Ricciotti architecte, RPBW | Renzo Piano, Louis Sicard, Álvaro Siza Vieira, SO – IL | Laisné Roussel, SNE Architects, Space Caviar, Tamassociati, Topotek 1, Mimarlar ve Han Tümertekin, West 8, Franco Zagari."
Conference: Iconic Houses Network Conference 2018
15th-18th May 2018, Dolce Norwalk, CT, USA
DATE: 15/5/2018
"The Iconic Houses Network will hold its bi-annual international conference in Norwalk, CT, in the New Canaan area. Supported by lead sponsor American Express, the conference is retracing the root taken by Modernism on the East Coast of the USA when it arrived from Europe. In particular, the New Canaan area has an impressive number of high-quality Modernist homes because the architects who taught at Harvard built houses for themselves and their friends here. Many are the work of Philip Johnson and the architects of the Harvard Five. These unique homes will be the focus of the lectures and conference house tours.

The first general conference afternoon (Thursday, May 17) includes tours of Philip Johnson’s Alice Ball House, the Boissonas House as well as a guided tour of Johnson’s own iconic Glass House (1949), where New Canaan is naturally mainly associated with. 

The second afternoon House Tours (Friday, May 18) will lead to four significant private masterpieces, designed by architects from the Harvard Five, such as the family home of Eliot Noyes; the Gores Pavilion by Landis Goris; and the John Rayward House, Tirranna, (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1955; tentative subject to sale). 

The Pre-Conference House Tours (Wednesday, May 16) includes guided tours of the Marcel Breuer House in the Pocantico Hills of Tarrytown; Russel Wright’s home and studio ´Manitoga´ in Garrison; the Usonia community and the Roland Reisley House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1951), a Usonian Home in Pleasantville, New York.

There’s also a three-day Post-Conference trip to the modest Modernist holiday homes on Cape Cod which also takes in Cambridge and ends with Boston’s Gropius House (Saturday, May 19 - Monday, May 21). Tours on Cape Cod include houses designed by Serge Chermayeff, Jack Hall, Paul Weidlinger and Charlie Zehnder.
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Link: website
Publication: SOS Brutalism: A Global Survey
Oliver Elser, Philip Kurz & Peter Cachola Schmal (eds.), Park Books, November 2017
DATE: 8/11/2017
"SOS Brutalism is a distress signal. Since the 1950s, eminent architects around the world have realized buildings expressing an uncompromising attitude. Predominantly, yet not exclusively, they used exposed concrete, or béton brut (hence the term brutalism), for the construction. Today, many of these always controversially discussed buildings are in danger of demolition or, at least, of reconstruction that often may change their appearance beyond recognition. In recent years, an initiative to protect and preserve this significant global heritage of 20th-century architecture has gained momentum, mainly in the internet. Using the hashtag #SOSBrutalism, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM, German Museum of Architecture) in Frankfurt on the Main and the Wüstenrot Foundation participate in this campaign with a vast collaborative research project.

The result of this research to date is a global survey of brutalist architecture of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, presented in an exhibition at DAM in autumn 2017 and a coinciding and uniquely comprehensive book. Some 100 contributors document around 120 key buildings from this period, including many previously unpublished discoveries that are in acute danger of loss through neglect of intended demolition. Moreover, the book features overviews of brutalism in architecture in twelve regions around the world. Case studies of hotspots such as the Macedonian capital Skopje or New Haven, Connecticut, and essays on the history and theory of brutalism round out this lavishly illustrated book. The supplement collects papers of an international symposium on brutalism in architecture held in Berlin in 2012.

The book is published in conjunction with the exhibition SOS Brutalism—Save the Concrete Monsters at DAM in Frankfurt on the Main (8 November 2017 to 25 February 2018), which will be on display at the Architekturzentrum Wien Az W in 2018 (3rd May to August 6 2018)."
Publication: Lina Bo Bardi - The Most Beloved Architect in Brazil
Etsuko Watari (ed.), TOTO, November 2017
DATE: 22/11/2017
"Lina Bo Boardi - The Most Beloved Architect in Brazil is published by TOTO Japan on Wednesday, November 22.

Born in Rome, Italy, Lina Bo (1914-1992) was a female architect who, after studying architecture in Italy and gaining practical experience, migrated to Brazil after the war and contributed to the modernization and democratization of Brazilian architecture. Contrary to the national project of Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) who built the cornerstone of Brazilian modernist architecture, Rina pursued an open architecture, prioritizing the people who would use her buildings. Her work combines both the theory of modern architecture and the indigenous charm of Brazilian culture.

In this book, in addition to major architectural works such as the Glass House, Sao Paulo Museum of Art, SESC Pompeii Culture Center and Teatro Officina,  showcases her furniture, curation, stage and landscape design It encompasses her wide range of creative activities. It is full of valuable archival materials such as drawings, memoranda and new architectural photographs taken for this book. Also included is a preface by architectural critic and Brazilian ambassador to Japan, Andrea Cohoa de Largo, and interviews with two globally renowned architects, Kazuyo Sejima and Yukue Tsukamoto.

Lina´s energy-infused work and lifelong motto, "Creation must be to create a free world for people", are reevaluated from a multifaceted perspective and positioned in the present architectural world. Ths is the definitive version of Bo Bardi´s collection of works."
The University is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture UK / 1975–1982
15th November 2017 - 1st April 2018, Canada Centre for Architecture, Montreal
DATE: 1/4/2018
"While higher education today is facing a crisis of access and quality, MOOCs (massive open online courses) offer a way to reach wider audiences but also raise questions about who produces knowledge and who is responsible for mass education. MOOCs are part of a long lineage of attempts to mobilize new media environments for educational purposes. The exhibition The University Is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture offers a close reading of a pioneering case study: A305, ´History of Architecture and Design, 1890–1939´. This third-year undergraduate arts course, offered by the Open University via television and radio broadcasts between 1975 and 1982, was a radical project for sharing knowledge through the convergence of mass media and mass education.

The Open University—founded in 1969 with headquarters in Milton Keynes, UK—a key experiment in distance and adult education, was part of the socially progressive reforms of the Labour Party between 1964 and 1970. Through courses such as A305, the Open University extended higher education beyond a typical class of students by using media as a tool to transform both the production and transmission of knowledge. A305 used publication, correspondence, and a complex system of local tutors organized in regional centres to disseminate that knowledge across an entire country."

Curator: Joaquim Moreno
Exhibition design: APPARATA, London/ Basel
Graphic design: Something Fantastic, Berlin

Link: website"While higher education today is facing a crisis of access and quality, MOOCs (massive open online courses) offer a way to reach wider audiences but also raise questions about who produces knowledge and who is responsible for mass education. MOOCs are part of a long lineage of attempts to mobilize new media environments for educational purposes. The exhibition The University Is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture offers a close reading of a pioneering case study: A305, ´History of Architecture and Design, 1890–1939´. This third-year undergraduate arts course, offered by the Open University via television and radio broadcasts between 1975 and 1982, was a radical project for sharing knowledge through the convergence of mass media and mass education.

The Open University—founded in 1969 with headquarters in Milton Keynes, UK—a key experiment in distance and adult education, was part of the socially progressive reforms of the Labour Party between 1964 and 1970. Through courses such as A305, the Open University extended higher education beyond a typical class of students by using media as a tool to transform both the production and transmission of knowledge. A305 used publication, correspondence, and a complex system of local tutors organized in regional centres to disseminate that knowledge across an entire country."

Curator: Joaquim Moreno
Exhibition design: APPARATA, London/ Basel
Graphic design: Something Fantastic, Berlin

Link: website
Publication: Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology
Maarten Van Den Driessche (ed.), Mercatorfonds, November 2017
DATE: 20/11/2017
"Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology, edited by Maarten Van Den Driessche and published by Mercatorfonds, will be out on 20 November 2017. Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology is a rich overview of the oeuvre of the practice from the early 1980s to the present day.

Like a symphonic poem, An Architectural Anthology brings together a variety of works and voices: 5 Themes, 9 Key Projects, 11 Titles, 49 Voices, 63 Projects, 75 Glosses. The book shows how the practice has grown systematically and how the practice is defined by a number of themes that permeate its body of work. This publication focuses on Robbrecht en Daem’s various collaborations with artists, their dialogic approach to the old masters of architecture (Mies van der Rohe, Victor Horta, Henry van de Velde, Boris Iofan en Marcel Breuer), their attention to the human presence in their buildings, their design of objects, and finally their fascination with numbers.

The anthology presents archive material never previously seen: scale models, working plans and sketches to which have been added recently drafted plans and photographs of completed projects taken by renowned international photographers. The publication contains reflective entries writtenby the architects themselves, by likeminded people, thinkers and critics. These are being anthologized for the first time, thus making them accessible to an international audience."
Publication: Socialist Modernism in Romania and the Republic of Moldova
BACU Association, November 2017
DATE: 10/11/2017
"As a result of B.A.C.U. Association´s efforts to publish the Socialist Modernist research, we are happy to announce that the album "Socialist Modernism in Romania and the Republic of Moldova" is available starting November 10, in 800 copies.

The album includes landmarks of socialist modernist architecture in Romania and the Republic of Moldova - from 1955 to 1989/91. B.A.C.U. Association introduces and explains socialist modernist tendencies, it presents – in color photographs – a functional image of the buildings and their often original elements that synthesize local culture and traditions, while bringing us up to date with their current state of conservation.

Print run 800
Pages 192
Romanian and English
Size 26x28.5 cm
Weight 1.25 kg
Designed by BACU Assocation (www.bacu.ro)

Those who support us and have repeatedly asked to see our research published and anyone who is interested in Socialist Modernism will be able to purchase the album on our fundraising campaign page, by selecting BOOK from among the perks listed under the DONATION LEVELS section on the right. The album project is co-financed by AFCN - The National Cultural Fund Administration.The project does not necessarily reflect the position of the AFCN.

#SocialistModernism #_BA_CU"

Link: website
Exhibition: Architecture on Paper: Architectural Drawings of Japan 1970s-1990s
31st October 2017 - 4 February 2018, The National Archives of Modern Architecture, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 4/2/2018
The National Archives of Modern Architecture in Tokyo are holding an exhibition of architectural drawings including preliminary sketches, design drawings, construction drawings, presentation renderings, and even imaginative worlds on paper independent of any actual design-to-construction process. Exhibitors are WATANABE Youji, ISOZAKI Arata, FUJII Hiromi, HARA Hiroshi, AIDA Takefumi, Atelier Zo, ANDO Tadao, MOZUNA Kiko, SUZUKI Ryoji, YAMAMOTO Riken and TAKAMATSU Shin, some of whom are responsible for docomomo Japan selected buildings.

The drawings come from the period after the Osaka Expo, when architects poured extensive energy into developing their drawings beyond practical requirements. Sheets grew larger, techniques diversified, and drawings came to be appreciated as works of art in their own right. Since CAD came into wide use in the 1990s, hand-drawn architectural plans have become rare, and the art of drawing has fallen into decline. What significance did the drawings of the post-postwar architects have in their time? What questions do they pose for us today? This exhibition reflects upon these themes. 

More details: website
Romanian Digital Architectural Archive
DATE: 13/11/2017
The Romanian Architects Union (Uniunea Arhitectilor din Romania, UAR) is happy to present the Romanian Digital Architectural Archive.

For  the first time, in Romania, the precious documentation material concerning the architectural recent past is digitized and uploaded on an open access system, available at link.

Exhibition: Neighbourhood. Where Alvaro meets Aldo
14th November 217 - 11th February 2018
DATE: 11/2/2018
"The official Portuguese representation at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale chose as its central theme Álvaro Siza’s remarkable work in the field of social housing, covering his projects undertaken in different contexts: Campo di Marte (Venice); Schlesisches Tor (Berlin); Schilderswijk West (The Hague); and Bairro da Bouça (Porto). In all of these projects, he demonstrated his experience in terms of social participation, reflecting a democratic understanding of the city, citizenship and the collective memory, which also brought him closer to the thinking of his contemporary Aldo Rossi.

Álvaro Siza’s projects have created genuine “neighbourhoods”, a central theme on the current European political agenda, in defence of a more inclusive and multicultural society. The exhibition also documents the architect’s return visits to the four neighbourhoods in 2016, where he was confronted with such phenomena as immigration, ghettoisation, touristification and the gentrification of cities."

More details: website
Conference: Zaporizhia Modernism and Bauhaus School: Universality of Phenomena. Problems of Preserving Modernist Heritage
19th-20th November 2017, Zaporizhia, Ukraine
DATE: 19/11/2017
"The conference ´Zaporizhia modernism and Bauhaus school: universality of phenomena. Problems of preserving modernist heritage´,  will be held on 19–20 November, 2017, in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, as a part of ´German Weeks in Zaporizhia´ series of events. The organisators of conference are the NGO Urban Forms Center supported by Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and in partnership with Bauhaus University. Zaporizhia is significant city on Dnieper for the history of Soviet modernism, where the various objects of residential and public functions of so called constructivism are presented. 

The conference will be dedicated to such problems as theory and history of housing construction in the interwar modernist period, procedures and mechanisms of protecting architectural and urban objects of interwar modernism, features and technologies of restoring architectural monuments of interwar modernism. Besides this, as a part of conference, the seminars for NGO activists,  city administration representatives and heritage defenders, a participatory project for the one of the Sotsgorod district inhabitants, guided tours  for conference participant on the Sotsgorod and in the DniproHES Machine Room, designed by architects Vesnin brothers and Сolly in 1928, will be held."

Preliminary program: PDB below
Call for Papers: How to Narrate the History of Architecture? Centenary of Birth of Architectural Historian Bruno Zevi (1918-2000)
7th-8th May 2018, Faculty of Architecture & Town Planning, Technion Campus, Haifa, Israel
DATE: 15/12/2017
"The Faculty of Architecture & Town Planning and Avie and Sarah Arenson Built Heritage Research Center, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, is proud to announce an internaô€†Ÿonal conference to mark the centenary of the birth of the architect, architectural historian, critic, educator, Italian statesman and Jewish activist-Bruno Zevi (1918-2000).

Bruno Zevi holds a prominent place in mid-20th century writing on architecture. A􀅌er World War II, he was among the first to publish a vision of modern architecture, adapted to the new perspectives of the postwar era. However, not only did he critique aspects of interwar modernism, he also strove to demonstrate how one could
approach the entire legacy of architectural history from a modern point of view. The early books that he published in 1945-1950 (Verso un’architettura organica; Saper vedere l’architettura; Storia dell’architettura moderna; Architettura e storiografia, translated into English and other languages) add up to a historiographical
construction that relates history to modernity. In that he partakes in the perennial project of retelling
and remolding architectural history for contemporary needs.

We, therefore, dedicate the conference to Bruno Zevi’s version of architectural history, as well as t constructions of the narrative of architectural history in general. The need to rethink the established account in history books and in the classroom, is felt again in recent years- in view of ongoing global processes and cultural change. We therefore invite papers on the general theme: “How to narrate the history of architecture?” which addresses the dilemmas, past and present, of relating the comprehensive story of architecture.

We also welcome papers on the portrayal of specific periods that preoccupied Bruno Zevi – Classical Architecture, Renaissance and Baroque, Modern Architecture, Architecture in Modern Italy – as well as on major concepts in his writing – Space and Architecture, Anti-classicism, Organic Architecture, Judaism and Architecture.

Bruno Zevi actively participated in the architectural discourse, as well as in the general public debate in
Italy. At the same 􀆟me, Zevi was always proud of his Jewish heritage. He was also greatly interested in Israel, and contributed in various ways to the promotion of architectural design and research in the country.

We welcome papers on Zevi’s work and biography, and on the role he played in cultural life in Italy and Israel."

Key dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15th December 2017
Announcement on accepted proposals: 15th January 2018
Submission of full papers: 1st April 2018
Conference: 7th May 2018
Tour (optional registration): 8th May 2018

More details: PDF below
UNESCO Conference: Modern Heritage in Lebanon: Opportunity or Threat
6th - 8th November 2017, Jean El Hawa Auditorium and Rashid Karame International Fair, Tripoli, Lebanon
DATE: 6/11/2017
"The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) and the UNESCO Beirut Office are organizing a conference on “Modern Heritage in Lebanon: Opportunity or Threat”, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture.

A parallel exhibition entitled, “Heritage of Urban and Architectural Modernities in the Arab World”, curated by the Arab Center for Architecture and commissioned by UNESCO World Heritage Center, will run until November 17, 2017, at the USEK Archaeological Museum.

This conference will bring together local, regional and international experts in the field of modern heritage conservation in order to raise awareness about its historic and cultural values, initiate debate, and consider different methods for protecting modern heritage on the national level.

This event, hosted by the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, will take place from Monday to Tuesday, 6th and 7th November 2017, in the Jean El Hawa Auditorium, and Wednesday, 8th November 2017 at the Rashid Karame International Fair in Tripoli."

More details: website

Programme: PDF below
Exhibition: Friedrich Silaban, Arsitek 1912-1984
7th - 24th November 2017, Gedung D, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
DATE: 7/11/2017
Between 7th and 24th November 2017, the exhibition Friedrich Silaban, Arsitek 1912-1984 is taking place at Gedung D, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Curated by Setiadi Sopandi and Avianti Armand. Designed by Andro Kaliandi and Fauzia Evanindya. Graphics by Ismiaji Cahyono/SUNVisual. Produced by Pusat Dokumentasi Arsitektur, Nadia Purwestri and Febriyanti Suryaningsih.

More details: PDF below
Sarasota Mod Weekend 2017
10th - 12th November 2017, Sarasota, FL, United States
DATE: 10/11/2017
SAF presents SarasotaMOD Weekend between 10th and 12th November 2017. The fourth annual midcentury modern architecture festival celebrates the legacy of acclaimed Sarasota School architect Edward J. “Tim” Seibert, FAIA. Featuring Cocktail Parties, Presentations, Film Screening, Art Exhibition, House, Walking & Trolley Tours.

Tickets: website
Exhibition: Outro Prisma – Arquitectura, Luz e Sombra [Another Prism - Architecture, Light and Shadow]
25th October - 24th November 2017, OASRN Headquarters, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 24/11/2017
The Regional Section of the North of the Order of Architects - OASRN inaugurated, on 25th October at its Headquarters, the exhibition Outro Prisma – Arquitectura, Luz e Sombra [Another Prism - Architecture, Light and Shadow], which brings together a selection of within the scope of the 3rd edition of this Competition, which ran from 26th September to 25th December 2016 on the Instagram of OASNR - https://instagram.com/oasrn.

The jury of this edition, composed by Dr. Bernardino Castro, Director of the Portuguese Photography Center, by the journalist Luís Octávio Costa (P3), by the designer Diogo Lage, winner of the 2nd edition, and by the architects Pedro da Rocha Vinagreiro and Renato Costa of OASRN), highlighted the great participation of architects, photographers, designers and other photography lovers. The quality of the images present in the contest as well as the participation coming from all corners of the world was also evidenced by the jury.

The first Prize, worth 500 euros, was awarded to Sofia Catarina Dourado Pereira @ssofiacatarina, with the photograph "View of the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon". Two honorable mentions were also awarded: "Fondazione Prada", by Daniel de Castro Lopes @ddcastor, and "Lateral Facade in Alenquer", by Miguel Filipe Silva Ferreira (@ferreiramiguelfilipe).

More details: website [Portuguese]

Instagram of OASNR
Open for Renovation: The White Center City
26th - 27th October 2017, The White Center City, Tel Aviv, Israel
DATE: 26/10/2017
"Almost 80 years after it was designed by architect Dov Karmi, the Liebling House on 29 Idelson St. is reborn as the White City Center.

The house - a paragon of international style architecture - will be converted from a residential building into a public center, undergoing a process of renovation and conservation. The Liebling House is a great example of the international style buildings that can be found in the heart of Tel Aviv: a unique urban phenomenon comprising of 4,000 edifices that have earned the White City the title of an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Shortly before the scaffoldings are wrapped around it, we invite you to peek inside, tour the building and visit the soon-to-be construction site. On the last Thursday & Friday of every month from October 2017 to March 2018, we will host a series of special events: professional workshops, tours, lectures, demonstrations of the various stages of conservation etc.

In 2019, the Liebling House will officially reopen as the permanent residence of the White City Center."

More deatils: website + PDF below
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]
27th October 2017, Salão Nobre da Reitoria da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 27/10/2017
"The Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo (CEAU, FAUP), the Centro de Estudos de Edifícios em Serviço (CEES, FEUP) and Edições Afrontamento will present the book ´Knowing how to keep buildings: Thinking, designing, constructing / of the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering of the University of Porto ´on October 27 (Friday), at 6:00 pm, in the Noble Hall of the Rectory of the University of Porto. 

The initiative will be attended by Professors Fátima Marinho (Vice-Dean U.Porto), João Falcão e Cunha (Director FEUP), Raquel Paulino (FAUP Executive Council), Rui Póvoas (Director CEAU, FAUP), António Silva Cardoso (Director DEC, FEUP) and Rui Calejo Rodrigues (CEES, FEUP), as well as the Coordinators of the publication Teresa Cunha Ferreira (CEAU, FAUP) and Patrícia Fernandes (CEES, FEUP). In the session will also be presented the short films ´Know how to maintain the buildings´, Faculty of Architecture of UP; Faculty of Engineering of UP. 

This book is the result of the Colloquium "To Know How to Keep Buildings: Think, Draw, Build," organized in 2016 by CEAU, FAUP, and CEES, FEUP, to reflect on the importance of implementing building maintenance plans and practices. 

On that occasion, two concrete cases were presented and discussed, referring to the buildings of the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering of the University of Porto, and compiled the contributions in a small edition that now is published in an enlarged and illustrated version. 

With the coordination of Teresa Cunha Ferreira (CEAU, FAUP) and Patrícia Fernandes Rocha (CEES, FEUP), the book also integrates essays by Rui Jorge Garcia Ramos (Rectory UP), Rui Calejo Rodrigues (CEES, FEUP) and Rui Fernandes Póvoas (CEAU , FAUP), as well as contributions from managers, employees, teachers and students from both institutions. The photos of Francisco Piqueiro (FEUP) and Luís Ferreira Alves (FAUP) enrich the illustration of the work, which is finished with interviews with the architects authors of the projects of the buildings under analysis, Pedro Ramalho and Álvaro Siza (Pritzker Prize in 1992)."
Last Exhibition at the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung before renovation and new building - New Bauhaus Chicago - Experiment Photography and Film
15th November 2017 - 5th March 2018, Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 5/3/2018
"As its final exhibition before moving out, the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung is presenting “New Bauhaus Chicago: Experiment Photography and Film” from 15th November 2017 to 5th March 2018 and will thus be providing Europe’s first comprehensive overview of the various facets of photography as taught and practised at the New Bauhaus and Institute of Design.

The New Bauhaus was founded 80 years ago in Chicago by the emigrant avant-garde artist and former Bauhaus teacher László Moholy-Nagy. This legendary institutional successor to the Bauhaus was closed after just one year, reopened in 1939 as the School of Design and was then renamed Institute of Design in 1944. In its photography instruction, light was seen as an independent working material. As teachers, renowned fine-art photographers like György Kepes, Nathan Lerner, Arthur Siegel, Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind moulded generations of photographers. Education there focused on experimental approaches, ranging from photograms to extremely diverse forms of photography to the moving image.

This exhibition project is part of the preparations for the Bauhaus centenary in 2019 and is supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Federal State of Berlin. In the coming years the current Bauhaus-Archiv building will be modernised and expanded through a new building. In spring of 2018 the Bauhaus-Archiv is moving out of its home. Administration and storage areas will be temporarily housed in the Schillertheater.

This photography exhibition focuses on the Bauhaus-Archiv’s unique holdings, which include not just photographic and filmic works by teachers and students but also publications and documents dating from the late 1930s to the 1980s. Independently developed, contemporary positions from Chicago will be shown to complement the exhibition. These examples demonstrate the relationship between today’s photographic practice and photography at the Institute of Design, which still exists today as part of the Illinois Institute of Technology, but has not pursued an independent photography programme of its own since 2001."

More details: website
Lecture: Moral Economy: The Social Value of Architecture
13th November 2017, Future Cities Catapult, London, UK
DATE: 13/11/2017
The Museum of Architecture is pleased to present the lecture Moral Economy: The Social Value of Architecture on the next 13th November 2017 at Future Cities Catapult, London, UK.

"Increasingly, the built environment is recognised to be at the core of social inequalities, with the housing crisis forming one of the most significant contemporary concerns. How can architects address social inequalities by developing new ways of working and new economic frameworks? How can they collaborate with developers, investors and local councils to show that good design can be accessible to all? This talk will bring together examples of current projects to understand how architects can demonstrate the social value of architecture as well as develop new models for socially responsible practice."

Tickets: website
IASTE 2018 Call for Abstracts: The Politics of Tradition
4th - 7th October 2018, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
DATE: 6/11/2017
"Past IASTE conferences have dealt with themes as diverse as Value, Myth, Utopia, Border and many others. This conference intends to prolong this collective reflection by foregrounding an examination of the ways in which the domain of the political and traditions in and of the built environment are intertwined. While the political in traditions has always been part of the debate at IASTE conferences, at a time of struggles globally around the meaning and the practices of political participation in making the built environment, it is valuable to address how the built environment has been shaped by state apparatuses or by citizens to advance diverse political positions, often deploying imaginaries of tradition, purportedly rejecting emerging spatial practices and political subjectivities.

Consequently, the conference will offer reflections both on the importance of the concept of tradition for the political question in itself and on the ways in which variants of governance structures face the question of tradition in the built environment. Participants are encouraged to question the practice of tradition in the production of space in relation to different regimes of politics. In addition, the conference will examine the systems of politics as a category of tradition, reflecting on how the construction and deconstruction of professional political bodies act on the built environment.

As in past IASTE conferences, scholars and practitioners from architecture, architectural history, art history, anthropology, archeology, folklore, geography, history, planning, sociology, political science, urban studies, and related disciplines are invited to submit papers that address one of the following tracks:

Track I / Traditions of Everyday Social Practices and the Shaping of Architecture and Urbanism
Papers in this track will be attentive to how everyday practices of the built environment, or the creation and recreation of the built environment by citizens, continuously produce and reproduce orders of the political, as well as political subjectivities. Emphasis will be given to the contestations between different groups under accelerating neoliberalization; how these dynamics have been reshaping the political landscapes around the world today. How does urban informality interact productively with the state apparatus in the shaping of politics, notably at a time of material struggles around the role of migrants in Europe and elsewhere? How are spaces, both urban and virtual, practiced everyday or through events of insurgence in ways that condition political futures? How do actual practices of housing and urbanity resist and subvert expert imaginations of the political? Papers in this track may confront everyday social practices and their impact on institutional politics.

Track II / Theorizing the Political from the Spaces of Traditional Environments
Contemporary research in political science and related fields rarely consider actual built environments or the implications for understanding the political in relationship to theories of space. This may also include the politics of contestation of traditional environments and their consumption in the process of nation building. Papers in this track will address how contemporary theories of the political or of democracy, in their diversity, can learn from built environment research dealing with tradition, particularly in the cities of the global South where the majority of humans live today under conditions of neoliberalism, mass migration, and a refugee crisis. Papers also addressing the funding conditions of public infrastructure and urban renewal around the world are welcome.


Track III / The Political in Tradition and Place: An Open Track
Papers in this track will explore how tradition is deployed in architecture and in planning to support prospective imaginations of the urban that are integral to situated political-economic regime projects. Papers in this track will also address the traditions of development practices and their impact on the formation of the contemporary state and its apparatus, including in former colonial spaces, for example through the establishment of networks of standardized spaces like parks, schools, and administrative buildings. Papers considering the persistences of a rationality of colonialism in the ways in which traditions are deployed in political projects, through flexible modes of valuation or rejection of tradition, are encouraged. Papers also addressing the impact of movements like “Brexit” and “America First” on the built environment are particularly welcome."

Keydates
Abstract Submission: 6th November 2017
Letter of Acceptance for Abstracts/Conference Poster: 8th January 2018
Presenters Conference Registration: 14th May 2018
Revised Paper Submission: 1st June 2018
Notification of Acceptance in Working Paper Series: 15th June 2018
Conference: 4th - 7th October 2018

More details: PDF below
Publication: Lacth Newsletter 10
École Nationale Supérieure d´Architecture et de Paysage de Lille, October 2017
DATE: 23/10/2017
The École Nationale Supérieure d´Architecture et de Paysage de Lille is pleasent to present the Lacth Newsletter 10.

Lacth Newsletter 10: PDF below [French]
11th Edition of the Marques da Silva Conference Cycle: “La memoria del orden. Algunos Proyectos” [The memory of order. Some Projects]
26th October 2017, Fernando Távora Auditorium, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 26/10/2017
"The Marques da Silva Foundation hold, on 26th October, at the Fernando Távora Auditorium of the Faculty of Architecture of UP, the 11th edition of the Marques da Silva Conferences, an annual periodicity cycle dedicated to topics related to the fields of architectural and artistic culture, started in 2007. 

This year´s lecturer is José Ignacio Linazasoro, a renowned architect and professor at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, one of the most outstanding architectural figures of the last decades in Spain. The proposed theme is “La memoria del orden. Algunos Proyectos” [The memory of order. Some Projects], a reference to some of his more significant projects, more or less recent, but which are better related to each other and to the theoretical formulations that support all his trajectory."

More details: website
Conference Distância Crítica [Critical Distance] & Book Lauching
26th October, Pequeno Auditório, CCB, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 26/10/2017
The Lisbon Architecture Triennale held the conference of the Distância Crítica [Critical Distance] cycle. We invited four architects, professionals and thinkers (Lucia Tahan, FAKT OFFICE, Bika Rebek and Léopold Lambert) whose work goes beyond the spectrum of the constructed object and, working in different fields, create other narratives for the architectural practice, in order to build against -imaginers needed in the limited agenda of the present and use them to provoke possible different futures.

The conference took place at the Pequeno Auditório of the CCB in Lisbon on 26th October. The debate was moderated by Ethel Baraona Pohl (dpr-barcelona).

Following was the launch of the Archifutures Book in the Espelho d´Água Space.

Both events are part of an international program under the Future Architecture Platform of which the Lisbon Architecture Triennale is a member.
48h Open House Barcelona 2017: Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
21st and 22nd October 2017, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 21/10/2018
"The Mies van der Rohe Pavilion opened its doors during the 48H Open House Barcelona Festival  and we also opened the offices and the archive of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe.

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation participated one more year at 48H OPEN HOUSE BCN, an architectural event of the city of Barcelona with architecture. It is a transversal initiative, aimed especially at Barcelona, which involves the participation of different social, technical and artistic agents to "open the good architecture to the city".

We offered free guided tours to the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion with the desire that we all know and place this jewel in the city as well as in the history of architecture.

We also opened our offices and part of the archive that our work generates mainly through the European Union Prize of Contemporary Architecture-Mies van der Rohe Award and the interventions that have been made over the years at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion."

More details: website
Publication: Thésis Number 3
Anaparq, October 2017
DATE: 19/10/2017
"We would like to inform you that Thésis number 3 is already available on the magazine page.

The Archives section in this issue features a translation of the classic text by Colin Rowe - The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa - originally published in March 1947 in the journal Architectural Review, then opens the collection of texts entitled The mathematics of the ideal Villa and other essays, published by MIT Press in 1982 and republished in 1999 by the same MIT Press in one of three volumes that form As I Was Saying: Recollections and Miscellaneous Essays, Collected essays, letters, and papers. The article may be one of the most important critical documents published in the twentieth century, whose accurate comparison between the writings of Villa Malcontenda by Palladio and Le Corbusier´s Villa Garches extended the limits of reflection on the modern architectural object shortly after the the end of World War II. The right of reproduction has been obtained from MIT Press. The relevance of the arguments of the original text and the pertinence of the translation made by Aurora Neiva, reviewed by Rachel Coutinho M. da Silva, seems to us to be very noticeable. It is worth mentioning that the Archive section was, in the first two numbers, the most accessed of the magazine, adding between January 2016 and 2017 more than 600 views.

The Recension session was dedicated to the ANPARQ 2106 Award in the Best Thesis category. For Luiz Amorim, author of the review, the doctoral research of Gabriela Izar, entitled Diagrammatic: description and creation of forms in the serial architecture of Peter Eisenman is an exemplary theoretical piece on the work of the architect Peter Eisenman, in particular on the role of the diagram in his theoretical project. The research work is solidly based on a rich collection of documents belonging to The Canadian Center for Architecture and The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California.

In passage number 4, Xico Costa proposes a reflection on how we can use the image, "in a dialectical logic, to recover, in the scope of the representation, the idea of city" having as reference three authors: Santos, Benjamin and Lefebvre.

Finally, the Essays section has 18 texts, grouped under five themes. The first three articles - albeit in different directions - deal with the theoretical aspects related to the architectural project, either through the way of dissemination of the projects, as in the text of Gisele Pinna Braga, Monika Maria Stumpp, and Fernando Macedo, The role of photography in contemporary architecture; or through the discussion about redesign as "fundamental project strategy in the construction of knowledge in architecture research", carried out by Ana Gabriela Godinho Lima and Julio Luiz Vieira; and finally, through the teaching of design, in An Elementary Architecture, by Mara Oliveira Eskinazi.

The second set is marked by the focus on modern architecture. From a historiographical perspective, such as the texts by Marcelo Puppi, Structural Rationalism and the sources of Brazilian Modern Architecture: method, definitions and research potential, and Carlos Fernando Silva Bahima, Independent structure and supporting wall: origin and evolution of proposition of Lucio Costa. Through the discussion and analysis of an exemplary building, as does Ana Reis de Goes Monteiro, together with Taiana Car Vidotto in The IAB / SP building - space of representations of modern and sociability of architects. Or even from parallel modernization processes as proposed by Carolina Chaves, in João Pessoa (PB) and Aracaju (SE): on modernization processes and Modern Architecture. Closing this second set, Ana Carolina de Souza Bierrenbach updates the debate on restoration of buildings of the twentieth century, Recent debates on the restoration of modern architecture in Italy.

The most heterogeneous group highlights the perspective of the user through conceptions of assistance architecture, intertwining health and architecture, as in the text of Cybelle Miranda and Marcia Monteiro, or João Paulo Oliveira Huguenin dedicated to the discussion of technical advisory practices to social movements in Brazil. Still in the same set, Barbara Hypolito deals with the relationship established, through urban experience, "between body and city through the intervention of urban writings in public space". William Mog tells a story full of "conflicts and tensions" delimited by the Guajuviras Housing Set (Canoas / RS) and the daily life lived by its residents.

In the last two groups the scale of objects is clearly magnified. On the one hand, themes such as environmental patrimony, metabolism and urban sustainability are dealt with in three texts by authors Rodrigo Poltosi, Eugenia Aumond Kuhn, Nícolas Guerra Rodrigues Tão, Alexandre da Silva Faustino, Ricardo Siloto da Silva and Renata Bovo Peres. While closed condominiums, tourism and urban speculation - discussed through case studies scattered throughout the country - are addressed in the last three articles of the essays section by Raquel Tomanik, Luciano Muniz Abreu, Aline Nogueira Costa and Ana Carla Bottura."

More details: website
Film Premiere and Conversation: The University Is Now on Air
28th October 2017, Centro Cultural de Belém, Garagem Sul-Architecture Exhibitions, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 28/10/2017
"How are the internet and new media making us rethink education, communication, and cultural production today? This is one of the questions raised by a series of four films featuring protagonists of the arts course A305, History of Architecture and Design, 1890–1939, offered by the Open University from 1975 to 1982. The films, produced by the CCA and directed by Shahab Mihandoust for the upcoming exhibition The University Is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture, document a series of interviews between Joaquim Moreno, the curator of the exhibition, and Stephen Bayley, Tim Benton, Adrian Forty, and Nick Levinson. The exhibition and the films will be a point of departure for a roaming public conversation on the relationship between media, technology, architecture, and public education, which will continue through 2018.

The four films will be screened in English at 3:30pm, after a brief introduction by Joaquim Moreno, followed by a conversation moderated by CCA c/o Lisboa (Lucinda Correia and Ana Jara), at 6pm. The speakers are António Guerreiro, teacher, literary critic, and newspaper columnist at Público, Ana Naomi de Sousa, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and media collaborator at Forensic Architecture, and André Tavares, architect and CCB-Garagem Sul Programmer.

This event is organized by CCA c/o Lisboa in collaboration with the Centro Cultural de Belém, Garagem Sul-Architecture Exhibitions. CCA c/o Lisboa is the first of a series of worldwide, temporary initiatives carried out by the CCA, which are locally anchored and seek to define new thematic explorations and broaden collaborations responding to different contexts."

More details: website
Exhibition: Greystone: Tools for Understanding the City
12th October 2017 - 4th March 2018, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montréal, Canada
DATE: 4/3/2018
"The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents Greystone: Tools for Understanding the City, an exhibition curated by Phyllis Lambert that reveals her deep attachment to Greystone buildings. This interest gave rise to a vast research project initiated more than forty years ago. It is an in-depth study of the history of these buildings from the 17th to the beginning of the 20th centuries, through the Greystone photographic series. It reveals the influence of geology, topography, politics, culture, and ethnicity in shaping the city over time.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MISSION
Conceived as a photographic mission conducted by Phyllis Lambert and Richard Pare through the Montreal neighborhoods from 1973 to 1974, the Greystone photographic series reveals the relationship between city growth, architectural expression, and individuals. Phyllis Lambert explains that this mission, a research approach focused on the visual, became "a catalyst for increased concerns about the conservation of the city´s heritage. Greystone buildings create a unifying sense across the island of Montreal." Greystone evokes the scope and demanding aspects of the project: "Early in the morning we trudged through the snow, photographing the neighbourhoods presented in this exhibition: Old Montreal and the original faubourgs directly north of it, as well as other faubourgs and suburban towns on the island of Montreal, as mapped in 1890."

Among the possible ways of analyzing city fabric, the focus on a single material of construction provides insight into a wide range of topics. Originally functional, Montreal grey limestone buildings, distinct from those built with other materials, came to hold special symbolic value. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, thick stone walls provided protection against attack, fire, and the cold. During the 19th century, Greystone buildings developed from a pragmatic to a symbolic role through successive, layered material transformations, reflecting the changes in politics, trade, cultural identity, society, and human ambition. "This approach would be less productive in cities like Paris or Jerusalem, for example, where all buildings are faced with local stone. However, in Montreal, the North American city with the greatest amount and concentration of stone construction, such focus is revelatory." underlines Phyllis Lambert."

More details: website
Event: Plecnik, The City And Me
20th October 2017, Plečnik House, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 20/10/2017
"Jože Plecnik, one of the architects we will focus on in the coming months, was an incredibly resourceful architect. He built architectural masterpieces, reimagined the city of Ljubljana, was an indefatigable teacher who developed his own idiosyncratic architectural language. However, his universal appeal, especially for today’s architects, is too often obfuscated by all these diverse achievements. What truly sets Plečnik apart from his peers, then and now, is his ability to establish connections, to create a unique relation between the human subject and his environment.

This idea goes way beyond the design of a single object or building. It encompasses movement, time and – with it – a multitude of spatial configurations. In this sense his appeal to classical forms was a specific means to achieve a different end goal – to communicate, provide orientation, establish identity. Because Plecnik saw the city as an organism and was wary of formal systems to induce change in urban environments his intentions can be grasped best while walking through the city of Ljubljana. There is no single grand view, but there are many discoveries of delicate visual and spatial experiences. Only through the collected memories of experienced situations the entire picture of the city and Plecnik’s vision become apparent.

This autumn a UN Habitat sponsored document on urban planning will be published which focuses on the idea of creating open complex and rich environments through cross-linking spatial components and urban functions. This is exactly what Plečnik excelled in 80 years ago. Therefore we will raise the question: What can we learn from Plečnik today?

To look for answers we will start an open editorial dialogue (it’s a first for us!) with Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregoric (dekleva gregoric architects), Andrej Hrausky (Dessa Gallery, Architectural Center), Ana Porok (Plecnik House), Thibaut de Ruyter, Maruša Zorec (Arrea Architecture) and others who will join us later. We will kick this off with a an open editorila meeting at the Plecnik House, Friday 20 October at 6 pm. Ahead of the event we will meet  at 5 pm in front of Križanke for a 45-minute walk through Plecnik’s Ljubljana." 

More details: website

Photo ©Domen Grögl
Preservation Example: Cité de Refuge
by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, Paris, France, 1933
DATE: 18/10/2017
"Visit to the building made in Paris in 1933 by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, example of shared restoration of an architectural and social heritage

In France there are several initiatives that are taking place in support of modern and contemporary architecture, as is also shown by one of the recent measures of the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, concerning labellisation as the 20th century heritage of ten public works, places of life and work and examples of innovation, realized in Paris during the Fifth Republic, including the Center Pompidou and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. But in addition to top-down legal measures, most recent patrimony instances are pursued above all in everyday life, with bottom-up approaches, through awareness raising initiatives such as the upcoming Journées nationales de l´architecture, set up in 2016, and the Journées européennes du patrimoine , of which the 2017 edition has just been completed.

This initiative has also joined the complex made up of the Cité de Refuge, created in 1933 by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, and by the Center Espoir, the extension signed in 1978 by Georges Candilis and Philippe Verrey, opening to the public and allowing to consider the results of the restoration project promoted by Fondation de l´Armée du Salut and 3F-Résidences Sociales de France just under two years after the conclusion. The works, funded with public and private resources, were carried out in two phases, allowing the structure to continue to operate: the first circulated at the Center Espoir conducted by Opéra Architectes (2011-14); the second part of the Cité de Refuge, which was partially included in the cultural heritage since 1975, curated by François Chatillon, Architecte en chef des Monuments Historiques, and Opéra Architectes (2014-15)."

More details: website
Exhibition: Aldo Rossi. Il Gran Teatro dell’Architettura
19th October - 17th November 2017, Politecnico di Milano - Spazio Mostre Guido Nardi, Milan, Italy
DATE: 19/10/2017
"Twenty years after the death of Aldo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano will organize the exhibition Aldo Rossi. Il Gran Teatro dell’Architettura dedicated to the Milanese master, who studied and taught at the Faculty of Architecture, with the aim of celebrating a fundamental figure of Italian and international architectural culture.
On the occasion of the exhibition´s opening, on October 19, 2017, at 18.00, Kurt W. Forster, emeritus professor at Yale University, will hold a lecture at the AUIC School on Aldo Rossi´s figure and inheritance of his teaching.
The AUIC School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction Engineering, in connection with the exhibition´s inauguration, will open the International Call for the conference Aldo Rossi Perspectives from the World on the contribution given by the Milanese master to the international architectural culture of the second half of the last century and on the role played by his work and teaching."

International Call: website

More details: website
Guided tour of the historical and current uses of the Vienna Nordwestbahnhof
20th October 2017, Vienna, Austria
DATE: 20/10/2017
"Artists´ interventions provide a route through the diverse historical uses of the extensive area that is the Nordwestbahnhof: it leads to a de-commissioned container terminal, to individual traders in small-scale units, a driving school which uses it as a practice area, a bus park or the storage space of a production design company and to our own project space in which we show how the magnificent Nordwestbahnhof passenger halls have been put to temporary use since the fall of the Danube Monarchy. It will also demonstrate how, after the Second World War, the whole area was re-purposed as a modern trans-shipment node that is shortly to be converted into a new residential estate [more images about the history].

3 p.m. Meeting point: Tracing Spaces project space, NordwestbahnhofTour with Michael Hieslmair and Michael Zinganel, Project initiators Inputs from: Martin Kaltwasser, artist and architect and project participant | Predrag Jankovic, property manager and member of warehouse staff with the production design company, Props & Co | contemporary historians Petra Mayrhofer, Agnes Meisinger and Magdalena Neumüller on the ´snow palace´ in 1927 and Rosemarie Burgstaller on the Nazi propaganda exhibition, ´The Eternal Jew´ in 1938 With art works from: Katrin Hornek | Martin Kaltwasser | Helmut & Johanna Kandl | Zara Pfeifer | Gabriele Sturm | Johanna Tinzl | Ina Weber | Michael Hieslmair und Michael Zinganel [more images about artistic interventions].

Venue: Tracing Spaces LABNordwestbahnhof, Taborstraße 95, Ladestraße 1, 1200 Vienna |Map: tracingspaces.net/lageplan
Registration: hies@him.at | +43 699 12358298
A project by Tracing Spaces"
UAE Modern 2017: Conservation and Reuse of Modern Architecture
14th - 15th November 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
DATE: 15/11/2017
"The initiative aims at spreading awareness on the value of architectural experimentation and achievements of the period between the 1950s and the 1980s, in which the UAE and their neighbour countries shifted from their traditional urban and architectural settings to cope with the challenges that were emerging from fast economic growth.

(...)

Thanks to increased awareness by institutional bodies on the crucial role of architectural heritage and fostering the identity of the Nation. Important targets have been achieved in the last two decades in the Region in the field of documentation and conservation with most of the actions taken focused on buildings and heritage sites prior to the 1950s. An important program has been developed for bringing back to life the “Heart of Sharjah”, with the Abu Dhabi Culture and Tourism Authority leading actions towards the valorisation of its tangible and intangible heritage. Driven by the recognition in its territory of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubai has accomplished many restoration projects of defensive and residential buildings, old mosques, schools and souks. These are some of the important milestones of a journey that aims at fostering the Emirati self-consciousness on its own history and culture, as it moves forward to encompassing the regions more recent urban and architectural accomplishments, and the conservation of their most significant outcomes.

(...)

The conference aims at sharing ideas and experiences on the conservation of modern architecture and will help broaden the discussion on a subject that already punctuates the cultural debate in the region. The conference brings together institutional experts, committed to the conservation of architectural heritage, and acclaimed professionals who are actively practicing in this field, researchers who have contributed to the study and the recognition of the UAE cultural legacy and public and private stakeholders.

The conference will give the local institutional bodies a chance to present the achievements and projects that are currently under construction and will help in spreading the awareness of the role played by architectural conservationists, within the creative industry, and its contribution to the development of cultural tourism."

Docomomo will be represented by Andrea Canziani (Co-Chair ISC/Education+Theory, Docomomo Italy),  George Arbid (Chair of Docomomo Lebanon) and  Asseel Al-Ragam (Docomomo Kuwait).



More details: website
Exhibition: Construir um paraíso perdido [Build a lost paradise]
13th October 2017 - 18th January 2018, Casa-Atelier José Marques, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 18/1/2018
"The exhibition-installation Building a lost paradise, with research, design and coordination of Manuel Mendes exposes an unpublished project by Alfredo Matos Ferreira and Álvaro Siza - "Housing Dr. Américo Durão", an experience that remained reserved in the archive "but at the same time evokes" the daily struggle of the architects of Porto in the 50s and 60s for the practical manifestation of the full citizenship of architecture, for the autonomy of practicing architecture. 

On October 13, at the Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva, in an exercise of confronting the language and the atmosphere of the apparatus, the house-atelier brand, playing with its precepts of composition and disposition, forcing the existing architecture for other experiences of space, scale, form, expression, meaning."

More details: website + PDF below [Portuguese]
Conoscere per tutelare: l’architettura del Secondo Novecento in Lombardia [Knowing to Protect: The Architecture of the Twentieth Century in Lombardy]
23rd October 2017, Sede dell´Ordine degli Architetti di Milano, Milan, Italy
DATE: 23/10/2017
On 23rd October 2017, at the headquarters of the Order of Architects of Milan, a training day will be held coordinated by MiBACT - Regional Secretariat for Lombardy, Lombardy Region - General Directorate of Culture Identity and Autonomy and Order of PPC Architects of the Province of Milan.

More details: PDF below [Italian]
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]
13th October 2017, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris, France
DATE: 13/10/2017
On 13th October 2017, 09:30, La Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris will launch the book 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] at Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris, France.

More details: PDF below [French]
Akademie-Dialogue with Klaus Lederer, Wilfried Wang and Jeanine Meerapfel
17th October 2017, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 17/10/2017
"Several reconstructions of buildings, a new interactive monuments monument in the historical center, as well as a museum with a large saddle roof in the cultural forum will be located in the center of Berlin. The decision-making processes followed democratic principles, but they are still being discussed intensively, sometimes polemically. Should a new ethnological museum be represented outside by a three-sided castle façade? Does a 50-meter-wide seesaw best refer to the unification process of the two German states? And does the barn design suitably represent a modern art museum? What kind of content does society need, and in which forms should they be expressed and shaped? Jeanine Meerapfel, filmmaker and academician-president, will discuss these questions with Klaus Lederer, the cultural and European cultural director, and the architect and academician, Wilfried Wang, on Tuesday, October 17th. The event takes place in the series of academy dialogues. Here, Jeanine Meerapfel is looking for a personal and focused conversation with her guests from the fields of art, science, politics and cultural policy. The audience is invited to participate in the discussion.A further academy event on 15 November will focus on the architectural design of the Museum of Modern Art for 20th century art. One year after the competition, Jacques Herzog of the Basel-based architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron presented the revised draft."

More details: website
2018 Rome Prize
1st November 2017, Rome, Italy
DATE: 1/11/2017
"The American Academy in Rome invites project proposals for the 2018 Rome Prize Fellowship. Please make this invitation available to those individuals who might be interested in applying.

Each year, the Academy awards the Rome Prize to thirty individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The winners are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary exchange. This unique opportunity includes housing, meals, a private work space, and a stipend of $28,000 for full-term Fellows and a $16,000 stipend for half-term Fellows. Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy´s residential community, which also includes Affiliated Fellows, Residents, and Visiting Artists and Visiting Scholars."

More details: website
ARQ OUT 2017 6th Edition: Month of Architecture
2nd October - 31st October 2017, Portugal
DATE: 2/10/2017
"World Architecture Day is celebrated in October. The ARQ OUT initiative, promoted by the Northern Regional Section of the Architects´ Association, intends to extend the celebrations throughout October through a series of cultural events organized by citizens, institutions and members of the Order of Architects, within the geographical area of ​​the OASRN.

The result of this 6th edition is a cartography that inscribes the various cultural initiatives developed from exhibitions, conferences, seminars, editions, contests and the Fernando Távora Prize. Highlight the various training actions that will take place at OASRN Headquarters, a sign of a continued commitment to professional development.

Therefore, OASRN intends that October will become more and more, in the month of architecture, a period dedicated to architecture and a reference in the geographical area of ​​OASRN. The ARQ OUT initiative thus enhances the production of cultural activity related to architecture, which supports the collective dissemination platform, encouraging contact between creators and institutions."

More details: PDF below [Portuguese]
Exhibition: Carrilho da Graça: Lisboa
9th - 20th October 2017, Usina del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
DATE: 9/10/2017
"At the invitation of the International Biennial of Architecture of Buenos Aires 2017, on October 9, 2017 will inaugurate the Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon exhibition in Buenos Aires.

This exhibition shows above all a way of looking, present since the beginning of the professional and teaching activity of the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça, illustrated from the city on which he has been working for more than 30 years: Lisbon.The materials of this retrospective allow us to approach a theory of territory, stated in a plan and model of Lisbon, and reiterated by the models of the projects. It is a theory that understands the fact that the remarkable lines and points that characterize the topography are at the base of human routes and settlements, and therefore of the construction of the city and its architecture.

The inauguration of the exhibition will be attended by the architects João Luís Carrilho da Graça and Marta Sequeira, curator of the exhibition. On October 11 at 7:15 pm, Carrilho da Graça will give a lecture at the main auditorium of Usina del Arte, home of the Bienal BA 2017. The show will be open until October 20, 2017.

Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon was presented in the South Garage - Exhibitions of Architecture at the CCB (September 2015). In 2016 the exhibition began an international itinerary, passing through spaces such as the Leopoldo Rother Architecture Museum in Bogota, the Museum of the Brazilian House in São Paulo, the Museu Marítim de Barcelona, ​​the Convent of Christ in Tomar and the Exhibition Center Subte de Montevideo, being seen so far by more than 80 000 visitors.The catalog of this exhibition, published in Portuguese and English by André Tavares and Dafne publisher and in Spanish by C2C publisher, recently received the mention of the CICA jury Julius Posener Exhibition Catalog 2017.

In 2018 the exhibition will be displayed in Mexico City, Paris and Rio de Janeiro.This exhibition counts on the High Sponsorship of the President of the Portuguese Republic, the support of the General Direction of the Arts and the Camões Institute."

More details: website
Call for Award: Vasco Vilalva 2016
14th November 2017, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/10/2017
"The application period for the Vasco Vilalva Prize, 2016 edition, is running.In honor of Vasco Vilalva, patron to whom the country owes much in the area of recovery and valorisation of Heritage, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has created an annual prize with its name, destined to point out exemplary interventions in movable and immovable property of cultural value that promote the preservation and restoration of Heritage.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, recognizing that its objectives have been fully achieved and remain valid, has decided to start a new cycle of five years, highlighting, in each year, projects related to the Vasco Vilalva Prize. certain type of assets, maintaining openings for projects and interventions in movable and immovable property that comply with the provisions of the Prize Regulation. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation decided to give this edition an emphasis on projects related to Gardens. 

Applications for this Prize, worth € 50,000, must be submitted by 14th November 2017."

More details: website [Portuguese]
Exhibition: Montréal et le rêve géodésique / Montreal´s Geodesic Dreams
21st September-10th December 2017, Centre de design de l´Université du Québec à Montréal
DATE: 10/12/2017
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the most famous geodesic dome in the world: the US Pavilion at Expo 67, designed by R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao. The exhibition Montreal´s Geodesic Dreams returns to the "geodesic moment," revealing the much earlier role of the city in the development of this innovative structural system that captured the 20th-century architectural imagination. The core of the exhibition focuses on the pioneering work of the Montreal designer Jeffrey Lindsay (1924-84), founder and director of the Fuller Research Foundation Canadian Division. Working in Montreal between 1949 and 1956, Lindsay designed and built several domes, among them the 49´ "Weatherbreak" (1949-50), the first large self-supporting geodesic dome built according to Fuller´s concepts, and a 100´ exhibition pavilion commissioned by the Canadian government in 1956. The exhibition also explores the diffusion of the geodesic dome in Quebec in the 1960s, ranging from a polar bear enclosure at the Granby Zoo (Paul O. Trépanier and Victor Prus; 1962-63) to the dome of the US Pavilion at Expo 67, and in the 1970s, when the geodesic dome became an icon of counter-culture.

An accompanying bilingual book with essays by Carlo Carbone, Réjean Legault and Cammie McAtee, published by Dalhousie Architectural Press, will be available in mid October.

Centre de design, 1440, rue Sanguinet, Montréal. Metro Berri-UQAMHours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6. Free admission. 

Contact: Cammie McAtee (reve.geo.dream@gmail.com)

More details: website
Exhibition: E.1027 Master Bedroom
25th October-21st November 2017, UT Austin School of Architecture, Austin, TX, United States
DATE: 9/10/2017
"Organized by O’Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture Wilfried Wang, E.1027 Master Bedroom is the first complete recreation of Irish architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray’s debut in architecture. E.1027 is a modernist villa in France, designed and built from 1926-29 and widely recognized for blurring boundaries between architecture and decoration. The exhibition will feature more than 100 furniture pieces designed by Gray for E.1027’s master bedroom, providing an immersive visitor experience. 

“It would be challenging to find a work of Modern art produced anywhere in the 20th century by one person comparable to Eileen Gray’s debut in architecture,” remarks Wang.

On view October 25-November 21 in the Mebane Gallery in Goldsmith Hall. Free and open to the public."

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Fernando Távora Award
2nd October 2017, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 2/10/2017
On 2nd October 2017, it was the conference of the winner of Prémio Fernando Távora [Fernando Távora Award] — Eliana Sousa Santos — at Salão Nobre da C. M. de Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal.

More details: PDF below [Portuguese]
Vann Molyvann (1926 - 2017)
Vann Molyvann passed away on 28th September 2017
DATE: 28/9/2017
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the great Cambodian architect, Vann Molyvann, to his family and friends.