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    Conference: The Third mASEANa International Conference

    12th-13th March 2017, Tokyo, Japan

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    Lecture: African Modernity: Modern Architecture in Angola and Mozambique

    28th February, Room B-214, College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

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    Publications: The Shape of the City; The Mediterrean Question

    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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    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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    14th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, FCG, Portugal

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    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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    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

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    Call for Papers: XY – Telling Pictures. Essays to Honour Lucio Saffaro

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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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    Lecture: The De-characterization of Modern Architecture

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    Casabella Lecture Cycle: Italian Architecture History

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    Search of Memories: Apartment-studio of Le Corbusier

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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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    Call for papers: AESOP 2017 - PhD AVEIRO WORKSHOP - Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity: Challenges for Planning Research

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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: 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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    IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Spring 2017

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    Exhibition: New Khmer Architecture and Japan

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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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    Publication: Centre Pompidou - Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument

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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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    Symposium: La Villa Church de Ville d´Avray 1927-1929

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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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    Conference: Nature and Society: Synergies, Conflicts, Trade-offs

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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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    Call for Papers: 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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    Call for Abstracts: 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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    Call for abstracts: 4th WTA International PhD Symposium

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    Call for Papers: 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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    Call for Papers: Interfaces: Architecture. Engineering. Science

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    Exposition: Axel Ghyssaert, Modern Wonen In en Rond Brugge

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    Congress: Built Heritage Conservation

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    Exhibition: Ciudad Duhart

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    Call for Abstracts: Urban Heritage Activism

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    Conference: Picturesque Modernities. Architectural Regionalism as a Global Process (1890-1950)

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    Exhibition Opening: World Histories of Architecture

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    Call for Abstracts: Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?

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    Call for Proposals/International Workshop: Territories of Faith. Religion, Urban Planning and Demographic Change in Post-War Europe, 1945 – 1975.

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    Conference: Mies van der Rohe und die Bildlichkeit der Architektur

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    Call for Applicants: urbanHist 15 PhD Positions

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    Winner Announcement: 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

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    Exhibition: Cuban Architects At Home and In Exhile: The Modernist Generation

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    Exhibition: How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior

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    Exhibition: One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

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    Exhibition: Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation

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    Exhibition: Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design

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    Exhibition: Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

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    Call for Papers for the Panel: The Built Environment Through the Colonial Periodical Press

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    Lecture: 1966: A Memorable Year for Irish Architecture? Emerging Georgianism, Exurban Housing and a Garden for Remembrance

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    News: Conservation of Louis Kahn’s Salk Institue

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    Conference: International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Disaster Management (ICCADM-16)

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    Call for Abstracts: Rejecting/Reversing Architecture

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    Conference: Beyond ‘by’: Towards an Inclusive Architectural History?

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    Conference: International Congress of Architecture

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    Conference Cycle: Tous à la Plage!

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    News: 7 Most Endangered Programme

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    Workshop: Pier Luigi Nervi in the United States: Major Projects and Teaching

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    Call for Feedback: Ross House

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    Book Presentations: Concrete and Culture and Algarve Building

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    Lecture Series: East Coast/West Coast: Architecture in Barcelona and Lisbon

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    Trade Fair: Denkmal

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    Award: Lacaton & Vassal wins Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award

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    Exhibition: Del camp a la casa. Els poblats de colonització de les Terres de Ponent

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    Exhibition: Totally Lost 2016

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    Conference: Habitat III

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    Award: Caruso St John’s Newport Street Gallery wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2016

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    Exhibition: Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden

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    Prize: Prix de la

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    Call for Abstracts: Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?

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    Internship: ATHIS-CIALP

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    Tour: Recorridos por la Arquitectura del siglo XX. La obra y su autor

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    Publication: Les dispositifs du confort dans l´architecture du XXe siècle: connaissance et stratégie de sauvegarde

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    MAAT´s Grand Opening

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    World Heritage inscription of “The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier”

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    IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Fall 2016

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    Symposium: ICOMOS Annual General Assembly, Advisory Committee and Scientific Symposium

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    Arquiteturas Film Festival 2016: RehabNation

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    2016 Western Australian Heritage Awards finalists

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    Debate: No Centenário da Avenida da Cidade - “A ideologia do Boulevard: das experiências de Paris à refundação das cidades europeias”

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    4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale

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    Round Table: 10th Associations Round Table Europe

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    Round Table: 4th Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific

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    Book Launch: José Isaías Cardoso. Um Moderno na Figueira da Foz

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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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    Symposium: Mies van der Rohe – Barcelona, 1929: Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe

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    Article: The Legacy of the 20th Century Architecture: Administrative Protection Versus Effective Safeguard

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    Exhibition: Berenice Abbott – Photographs

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    Exhibition: Neighbourhood, Where Álvaro meets Aldo

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    Publication: OASE 96 | Social Poetics - The Architecture of Use and Appropriation - Now available

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    Call for papers: Colóquio Internacional Arquitectura Popular - Tradição e Vanguarda

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    Initiative: A Construção da Avenida através da fotografia | World Photo Day

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    Publication: Greek Architecture in the 20th and 21st century: History, Theory, Criticism - Andreas Giacumacatos, editor

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    Publication: Vertical Urban Factory by Nina Rappaport

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    Publication: The Legacy of 20th century Architecture - Administrative Protection versus Effective Safeguard by Richard Klein

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    Prize: 2016 Western Australian Heritage Awards | Finalists

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    Photography Competition: Harry Page Photo Competition

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    Announced Grants: Keeping it Modern - Getty Conservation Grants

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    Building 156

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    Workshop: Neighbourhoods - The Big Reset on Neighbourhood Design. 3rd International Summer School in Design in Urbanism

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    Initiative: Un Dia, Una Arquitecta

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    Exhibition: The Frankfurt Art School – Modernism on the Main

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    Exhibition: Panoramas de la Ciudad: La Escuela de París, 1900–1945

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    Publication: Algarve Building - Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965

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    Prize: Décima Edicón Premio Iberoamericano SCA CICoP 2O16 | Obras sobre el Patrimonio Edificado

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    Call for Entries: 2016 Simon Architecture Prize

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    Call for abstracts: 14th Forum of History and Critique of Modern Architecture

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    Extensive Purchases for the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin

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    Conference: Miguel Mendes e as Culturas Construtivas Locais no desenvolvimento sustentável

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    Call for Nominations: WMF / Knoll Modernism Prize

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    Congress: 26th International Union of Architects World Congress

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    Four new sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

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    European Commission proposes European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018

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    IAPH Journal for Cultural Heritage Research

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    Film projection: Melbourne Film | Brutalism Love Fest

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    Call for Papers: From Refugees to Restitution: Nazi Looted Art in the UK

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    Call for papers: The Royal Palace in the Europe of Revolutions

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    Exhibition: Norway - Architecture, Infrastructure, Landscape

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    Exhibition: Architecture as Evidence

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    Call for Papers: Immaginare il Mediterraneo - Art, Architecture, Photography

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    Exhibition: Fora do Padrão – Lembranças da Exposição de 1940

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    Conference: Building Healthy Communities: Mental Healthcare

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    Call for Papers: 2016 Conference on Asia-Pacific Religious Culture Heritage Conservation

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    Call for Entries: 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

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    Seminar: Salvaguarda do Património - Aprendendo com a Internacionalização

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    Manuel Gomes da Costa (1921-2016)

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    Exhibition: Eduardo Souto de Moura - Continuidade

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    Exhibition: The House that Modernism Built

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    Exhibition: Lucia Moholy, Cien Años Después

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    Exhibition: Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr, Jr., and Philip Johnson

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    Congress: 2nd International Congress on Luso-Brazilian Construction History

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    Exhibition: Le Età del Grattacielo. Il “Pirelli” a sessant’anni dalla posa della prima pietra

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    Call for Papers: OASE 98 | Narrating Urban Landscapes

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    Awards: Phyllis Lambert wins Wolf Prize for the Arts, by the Wolf Foundation

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    Publication: A Cartographic Turn - Mapping and the Spatial Challenge in Social Sciences

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    Call for Papers: Between Paper and Pixels - Transmedial Traffic in Architectural Drawing

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    Call: Bruno Zevi Prize 2016

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    Industrial Heritage 2016. European Contact Weekend for Industrial Heritage Volunteers and Associations

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    L´Erma C Prize

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    Exhibition: Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979

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    Exhibition: Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist

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    Restoration of Milan’s Torre Arcobaleno

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    Conference: Building Healthy Communities: Schools and Education

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    Conference: Beyond the Pages | Recoded City: Co-Creating Urban Futures

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    Conference: Building Healthy Communities: Hospitals and Healthcare

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    Conference: MoA Book Club: Radical Pedagogies, Architectural Education and the British Tradition

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    Exhibition: Eero Aarnio

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    Competition: Collective Habitat

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    Call for papers: JOELHO 7 - Learning from Modern Utopias

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    Conference: Le patrimoine bati contemporain en beton a-t-il un avenir? La restauration de l’Unite d’habitation de Marseille

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    Call for Entries: Archiprix International 2017

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    Workshop: Genoa Summer School 2016

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    Call for papers: Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art

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    Conference: Innovation in University spatial planning & design: the ´Educational Campus´ as a global paradigm, by Pablo Campos Calvo-Sotelo

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    Exhibition: Europas beste Bauten. European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

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    Film projection: ‘A Encomenda’

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    Call for papers: Theory´s History, 196X-199X - Challenges in the historiography of architectural knowledge

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    Conference: Public Space. Fights and Fictions

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    Exhibition: Architecture in Competition: A Critical Journey through Portuguese Modernity

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    Publication: Rehabilitación del Hospital Militar para Escuela de Arquitectura en Granada

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    Films: Bêka & Lemoine´s complete work acquired by MoMA

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    Conference: Back to the City. Urbanism, Density and Housing 1976-2016

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    Awards Ceremony and Symposium: The Global Award for Sustainable Architecture

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    Course: PhD Programme in Architecture

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    Call for Case Studies: Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings

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    Conference: EFFESUS Final Conference

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    Announced Winners: 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

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    Exhibition: Albert Kahn: Under Construction

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    Congress: 2016 European Heritage Congress

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    Conference: A Moradia Brasileira - Habitação e Cidade Democrática

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    Exhibition: Les universalistes. 50 ans d´architecture portugaise

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    Call: Seminario TH Arquitectura y Modernidad en Contextos Regionales

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    Publication: TSAM: sauvegarde de l´architecture du 20e siècle

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    International Colloquium: Nostalgias do futuro? Histórias e legados cruzados da modernidade

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    Awards: X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (BIAU)

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    Conference: 5th International Scientific Conference “Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia”

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    Open House: 2nd Edition Open House Oporto

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    Seminar: Designing for the refugee crisis

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    Awards: Phyllis Lambert wins the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize by the American Acadey of Arts and Letters

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    Conference: SAH 2016 Annual International Conference

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    Conference: Rescuing Ruins

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    Call for papers: Sessão Livre, Revista Urbana

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    Exhibition: Miguel Jacobetty — um escritorio para apartamento

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    Event: Oslo Architecture Triennale

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    Belgium

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    Lectures: Talks on Lewerentz, Mackintosh an GK&C

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    Exhibition: Arquitectura em Concurso: Percurso Crítico pela Modernidade Portuguesa

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    Conference: European Architectural History Network

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    Seminar: MAXIMAL I MINIMAL

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    Call for Proposals: I Congreso Internacional e interdisciplinario de Patrimonio Cultural

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    Symposium: Narrativas de uma Prática

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    Publication: Mapa Fernando Távora

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    Publication: La arquitectura moderna em Latinoamérica. Antología de autores, obras e textos

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    Publication: TAP Portugal: imagem de um povo

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    Congress: II Congresso Internacional de Habitação Coletiva Sustentável

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    Exhibition: Textile Design Today — From Experiment to Series

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    Colloquium: Universalism and globalisation

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    Announced President: Architect Rui Leão was elected President of CIALP

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    Cultural Events: As 3 Ecologias - Social, Pessoal, Ambiental

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    Symposium: Parity Talks

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    Publication: España y Alemania en la Edad Contemporánea, by Walther L. Bernecker (ed.)

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    Exhibition: Pier Luigi Nervi – Architecture as Challenge

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    Conference: Adaptive Reuse - Modernity Towards a Better Future

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    Conference: The 17th International Planning History Conference

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    Open Call: Arquitecturas Film Festival 2016 Rehab Nation

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    Call: Workshop EREHWON

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    Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016: Associated Projects

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    Call for Books: De Gruyter - Open Access Book Program

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    The Venice Biennale 2016: The Nordic Pavilion Exhibition

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    Guided Tour: Singular Houses - Palau Baró de Quadras

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    Nomination Proposal for the World Heritage List: Corbusier´s Work

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    Conference: 11th Space Syntax Symposium

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    A+D Museum Expands The Stephen Kanner Education Center

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    Results: Reworking the Reconstruction Era in Berlin - Workshop 2013

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    Results: Reworking the Bauhaus-Era in Dessau - Workshop 2012

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    Course: Arquitectura i Cinema - Ciutats Al Cinema + Visions de Barcelona

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    Results: Call for Intervention Strategies for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 - After Belonging

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    Scholarship: Professional Master Course in Preservation of Cultural Heritage

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    Workshop & Exhibition: Bauhaus Lab 2016 - Desk in Exile

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    Announced Grants: Fondation Le Corbusier’s Award for Young Researchers 2016

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    Exhibition: Endless House - Intersections of Art and Architecture

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    Competition: Pondorly - A New Arc de Triomphe for Paris

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    Virtual Exhibition: Les films des Entreprises Boussiron

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    Workshop: How to start a practice

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    Meeting & Forum: 19th Meeting and 5th International Forum of CIALP

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    Seminar: Seminário de Arquitectura Moderna na Amazónia

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    Diogo Seixas Lopes (1972-2016)

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    Publication: George Matei Cantacuzino - A Hybrid Modernist, by Dan Teodorovici

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    Lecture: Ciclo Aulas de Autor

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    Course: Intervenciones en el Patrimonio Edificado and Políticas y Gestión para el Patrimonio

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    Exhibition: Museu Infinito. Joaquim de Vasconcelos e o Museu Industrial e Comercial do Porto

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    Call: UNESCO-Japan Prize 2016

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    Call: KIC Innoenergy Innovation Projects

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    Postgraduate: Gestión y Política en Cultura y Comunicación

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    Exhibition: Zoom! Picturing Architecture and the City.

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    Congress: EURAU 2016 - In Between Scales

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    Conference: Critical Distance with Ellen van Loon – OMA

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    Conference: Conscious Cities - A Conference on Architecture and Neuroscience

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    Session: No Centenário da Avenida da Cidade

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    Paul Philippot (1925 – 2016)

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    Book Launch: Território - Casa Comum, exhibition catalog

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    Call for Papers: On the role of 20th century exhibitions in shaping housing discourses

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    IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Winter 2016

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    Call for Papers: 2CIHCLB - Culturas Partilhadas

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    Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-2016)

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    Exhibition & Book Launch: Italomodern 2 - Architektur in Oberitalien 1946 – 1976

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    Exhibition: The Bauhaus #itsalldesign

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    Call for Proposals: X BIAU - Biena Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo

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    Tribute Session: João Álvaro Rocha, Ideia, Mão e Construção

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    Publication: Angelo Mangiarotti, La tettonica dell’assemblaggio

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    Publication: Södra Ängby - Modernism Architecture Landscape

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    Conference: From Collections to Architectural Museums - Reflections on the Future Museum(s) of Architecture in Portugal

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    David Wright House is now part of Iconic Houses Network

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    Awards: The architect Alejandro Aravena was announced the 2016 Pritzer Prize Laureate

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    Book Launch: In Light of Hilberseimer: The Genesis and Legacy of the New City by Plácido González Martínez

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    Symposium: Finding Stories - The Role of Immaterial Culture in City Planning

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    Call for Papers: Inter - Photography and Architecture

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    Lecture: Modernism in Action: Manitoga, the Russel Wright Home, Studio and Woodland Garden

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    Exhibition and Meeting: Januário Godinho (1910-1990) - a obra e o arquitecto | A modernidade em debate

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    Call for Sessions Proposals: SAH 2017 Annual International Conference

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    Publication: Die Ästhetik der Platte, Wohnungsbau in der Sowjetunion zwischen Stalin und Glasnost by Philipp Meuser

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    Publication: Towards a Typology of Soviet Mass Housing: Prefabrication in the USSR 1955 - 1991 by Philipp Meuser, Dimitrij Zadorin

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    Publication: Belyayevo Forever, A Soviet Microrayon on its Way to the UNESCO List by Kuba Snopek

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    Van Doesburg House is now part of Iconic Houses Network

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    Publication: Bagdad : la Construction d´une Capitale Moderne (1914-1960) by Caecilia Pieri

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    Online Archive: Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California

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    Publication: Columns of Smoke Vol. I & II by Juan José Lahuerta

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    Publication: Frei Otto. Conversación con Juan Maria Songel

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    Film projection: Les Vacances de Le Corbusier

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    Exhibition: Line Form Function - The Buildings of Ferdinand Kramer

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    Workshop: Modernism in South Asia- Pierre Jeanneret´s Gandhi Bhawan

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    Book Launch: Post-War Building Materials in Housing in Brussels ´45-´75

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    Lecture: L´affaire Le Corbusier

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    Exhibition: Moving Forward - Winning Design and Prizewinners for the New Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung

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    Publication: Un bâtiment, combien de vies? La transformation comme acte de création

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    Exhibition: Radical Disco: Architecture and Nightlife in Italy, 1965-1975

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    Exhibition: New Bauhaus Museum

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    Seminar: L´Heritage Candilis

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    Open House: Maison Bernard

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    Debate: The World is Tranformed Through Architecture

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    Guided Tours: Carrilho da Graça - Lisboa

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    Book Launch: A Idade Maior. Cultura e Tecnologia na Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa

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    Call for Ideas: Future Architecture Platform

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    Exhibition: Alejandro Presente: Memoria desde la Arquitectura

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    IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Fall 2015

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    Paris

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    Exhibition: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Piece by Piece

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    Seminar: Terramoto de Lisboa: Quatro Visões sobre a Cidade, 260 Anos Depois

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    Pancho Guedes (1925-2015)

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    Award: World Architecture Festival 2015 Winners revealed

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    Publication: Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg. Saving a modern masterpiece, Part 2

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    Book Launch: Cassiano Branco 1897-1970

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    Conference: The Past in the Present

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    Conference: Turin 1945-1961. Exceptions and the Rule in the City of Quantities

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    Debate: Le Corbusier, the Architect and the Books

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    Commemorative Session: EAUM Day 2015

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    Conference: Critical Distance Returns with MVRDV

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    Glimpse on Modern Architecture in Indonesia

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    Exhibition: Holidays after the Fall

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    Conference: 4th International Iconic Houses Conference

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    Exhibition: Agostinho Ricca. Arquitetura e Obra

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    Conference: II Conference. Construction History in Portugal

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    Awards: The Architect Nuno Teotónio Pereira was awarded the University of Lisbon Prize

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    Exhibition: Hans Wegner 18 Sillas, un Mueble Bar y un Frutero

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    Exhibition: Alvar Aalto 1898-1976

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    Call for Papers: Back to the City, Urbanism, Density, and Housing 1976-2016

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    Call for Papers: SAHGB 2016 Annual Symposium

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    Colloquium: Alfredo de Andrade (1839-1915) entre Itália e Portugal: Cidade, Arquitectura, Património

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    Virtual Catalogue: Reconstituição Biográfica dos Arquitectos Representados na Exposição de 1953

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    Exhibition: Rehearsal for an Archive. Time and World. Design in Portugal (1960-1974)

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    Cut-paper models promoting XXth Century Spanish architecture

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    Competition: Bauhaus-Archiv

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    Hilla Becher (1934-2015)

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    Exhibition: The World of Charles and Ray Eames

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    Award: Society of Architectural Historians Annual Award for Architectural Excellence 2015

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    Talk: Clarified Tectonics - Colour and Basil Spence

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    Seminars: Architectural History and Theory

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    Article: Postmodernism Preserved: Michael Graves´ Reinhold Apartment

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    Festival: Urbanpromo Social Housing - V Edition, 2015

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    Congress: The 1st Congress of the American Association of Urban History

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    Exhibition: Premio Federico Maggia 2015. Paesaggi Industriali. Giovani Progettisti Fabbricano Idee

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    Exhibition: Nos pormenores um universo – Centenário de Vilanova Artigas

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    Exhibition: Paris m’a entouré de rythme et de bonheur. Dessins de Le Corbusier 1917 – 1918

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    Conference: Facing Post-War Urban Heritage in Central-Eastern Europe

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    Conference: Architectural Policies 2.0

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    Exhibition: Superhouse: Architecture and Interiors Beyond the Everyday

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    Exhibition: Bauhaus Photo exhibition at the White City in Tel Aviv

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    Exhibition: Paesaggi Industriali. Premio Federico Maggia 2015

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    Open House: Open House Lisbon

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    Adaptive Reuse Project: Dingleton Boiler House by Peter Womersley

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    Exhibition & Book Launch: Colour Strategies in Architecture

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    Exhibition: Fotografia, Arquitectura Moderna e a

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    Seminar: Seminário Ibero-americano Arquitetura e Documentação

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    Fair: Feira do Património 2015

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    Exhibition: Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva: Recomeçar na Continuidade

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    Exhibition: Angelo Mangiarotti, La tettonica dell’assemblaggio

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    Meeting: Álvaro Siza and Mirko Zardini

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    Exhibition: Le Corbusier and Japan - With a Focus on the Three Apprentices who Built the National Museum of Western Art.

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    Exhibition: Chandigarh - 50 ans après Le Corbusier

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    Tour Day: Visit UK brutalist buildings through National Tours

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    Exhibition: ON + OFF. (Dis-) Embarking Rhythms of Transient Communities

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    Forum: Gulbenkian Health Forum 2015

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    Exhibition: Jornadas Europeias do Património 2015

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    Call for Entries: The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage

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    Open Day: Visit Modernist heritage throughout Scotland.

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    Seminar: Relational Logics, The future of the city and architecture

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    Results: Conserving West African Modernism Workshop and Conference Report

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    Exhibition: One Room for Five. Twenty Architectural Years

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    Exhibition: Homage to Le Corbusier

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    Lecture: Álvaro Siza: Punt en Komma

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    Exhibition: Corner, Block, Neighbourhood, Cities. Álvaro Siza in Berlin and The Hague

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    Exhibition: Cergy-Pontoise. Forms and Fictions of a New City

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    Exhibition: Design for the Soviet Space Programme - Galina Balashova

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    Lecture: Huib Hoste, Pioneer of Belgian Modernism

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    Restoration: Olan G. & Aida T. Hafley House Restoration

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    Anniversary: 50th Anniversary of Le Corbusier´s Death

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    Conference: XVII Jornadas Internacionales de Patrimonio Industrial “Fábricas y Memoria”

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    Round Table: UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2015

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    Presentation: OASE 94 with Rem Koolhaas

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    Article: Forty Years of Industrial Heritage in Flanders

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    Exhibition: 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

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    Publication: MIX. Mixité Typologique du Logement Collectif de Le Corbusier à nos Jours

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    Visit: Site Le Corbusier in Firminy

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    Visit: Cap Moderne

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    Exhibition: La Dolce Vita – Summer Paradises by Alvar Aalto

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    Exhibition: Sonneveld House - Intervention by Inside Outside, Petra Blaise

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    Online Archive: Marcel Breuer

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    Seminar: Sur Moderno. La Valoración del Patrimonio Moderno en el Sur de Chile

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    Online Archive: Eduardo Torroja Miret

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    Exhibition: Isamu Noguchi at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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    Exhibition: HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern

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    Exhibition: Endless House. Intersections of Art and Architecture

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    Publication: La Ciudad Colonial y la Cuestión de la Vivienda Tetuán-Larache 1912-1956

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    International Conference: City on Urban Conservation: Role of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in Safeguarding Modern Heritage in the Arab States

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Call for Entries: 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
30th June 2017, UNESCO Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
DATE: 30/6/2017
"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
Call for Papers: PhD Programme in Architecture
24th March - 24th April 2017, Faculty of Architecture – University of Porto, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 24/3/2017
"The PhD Programme in Architecture (PDA) at the Faculty of Architecture – University of Porto (FAUP) aims at ensuring a qualified postgraduate training where the questions of space and representation are articulated with the exercise of criticism and theoretical thought, substantiating a rigorous and acknowledged understanding of the architectural project.

PDA is structured in Study Profiles, whose offer is made annually, and there is the intention of circumscribing to different fields of study: Project for the Housing Space and Ways of Inhabiting; Architecture: Theory, Project, History; Dynamics and Urban Forms; Architectural Heritage.

Doctoral studies at FAUP comprises curricular units from the architecture and urbanism scopes, with an offer pondered with other subjects from artistic and cultural studies, politics and sociology, science and mathematics, philosophy and history or drawing and contemporary criticism.

This range of curricular courses contributes not only to the definition of a multidisciplinary ground to support the preparation of the Doctoral Dissertation, but also to an enriching contact with teachers from other contexts and bearers of other research interests.

The teaching staff includes: Alexandre Alves Costa; Álvaro Domingues; Carlos Machado; Domingos Tavares; Francisco Barata; Gonçalo Furtado; Helder Casal Ribeiro; João Pedro Xavier; Joaquim Moreno; José Miguel; Rodrigues; José Quintão; José Virgílio Borges Pereira; Luís Soares Carneiro; Madalena Pinto da Silva; Manuel Fernandes de Sá; Manuel Mendes; Marta Oliveira; Nuno Portas; Pedro Alarcão; Raquel Paulino; Rui Braz Afonso; Rui Póvoas; Rui Ramos; Teresa Calix; Teresa Ferreira; Vítor Silva and, also, Ana Tostões (IST); Aurora Carapinha (U. Évora); Carmen Espegel (ETSAM); Jorge Figueira (DARQ-FCTUC); José Aguiar (FAUL); José António Bandeirinha (DARQ-FCTUC); Nuno Grande (DARQ-FCTUC); Paulo Farinha Marques (FCUP); Paulo Tormenta Pinto (ISCTE-IUL) and Txatxo Sabater (ETSAV-UPC).

PDA is a cycle of studies accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education, corresponds to 180 ECTS and runs over six semesters (2 curricular semesters)."

Key dates
March 24 - April 24, 2017 (1st Stage)
June 30 - July 19 (2nd Stage)

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Call for Papers: XY – Telling Pictures. Essays to Honour Lucio Saffaro
3rd January - 7th June 2017, Third Issue of XY
DATE: 27/3/2017
"XY and Saffaro Foundation invite you to submit proposals to be published in the third issue of XY, which carries on the course set with the start of the journal new series, by exploring the image centrality in thinking, acting and communicating art and science. Memories and critical thinking on the figure of Lucio Saffaro and his work as an artist, intellectual and scientist will be collected. Papers on the theme of the “telling” role of the image will also be selected, with special reference to the broad field of mathematical and scientific thought in general. The “eloquence of the picture” is the key through which we can pose the question of quality in the transmission of visual information, and focus on the excellent ways of building and communicative power of the graphic message. In this sense, the whole work of Lucio Saffaro is an irreplaceable model of consistency."

Key dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 27th, 2017

More details: website
Exhibition: Delfim Amorim em Casa
2nd April - 31st May 2017, Municipal Library Rocha Peixoto, Póvoa do Varzim, Portugal
DATE: 2/4/2017
Delfim Fernandes Amorim was born in Póvoa do Varzim in 1917. He studied architecture in the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and developed several residential, commercial and public projects from 1947 to 1950 as a militant of modern architecture.

In order to celebrate the centenary of his birth, the exhibition "Delfim Amorim em casa" with curatorship of the architects Luiz Amorim and José Ribeiro, will be patent from the 2nd of April until the 31st of May in the Municipal Library Rocha Peixoto, with official opening at 17h00 on the 2nd of April.
2017 Art Award: Francisco Mangado
18th March 2017, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 18/3/2017
Last 18th March 2017 the architect Francisco Mangado awarded the 2017 Art Award - Architecture category - by the Akademie der Künste, in Berlin, Germany.

This valuable recognition extols Francisco Mangado architecture contribution through the last years, especially regarding the Architecture and Society Foundation.

Docomomo International wishes Francisco Mangado all the success in the future.
Call for Papers: XI Congresso Internacional de Estudos Ibero-Americanos
17th - 19th October 2017, Brazil
DATE: 17/10/2017
"The Organizing Committee of the XI International Congress of Ibero-American Studies invites submissions of thematic symposium to be held at the event, from October 17 to 19, 2017.

The XI CIEIA´s proposal is to gather, around the 80th anniversary of the Estado Novo, research that stimulates reflections on the historical trajectory of Iberian and American societies, their formation and their political, cultural and socioeconomic processes. Thus, the proposals of thematic symposium can contemplate historical periods and diverse subjects as: settlement, migrations, urbanization, foreign policy, culture, intellectuals, arts and science."

Tenderers must have a minimum doctorate degree. Tthe format is a menu of about 15 lines, with summary bibliography, to be send to xicieia@pucrs.br.

Key dates
Call for papers: 31st March 2017
Dissemination of selected papers: 15th April 2017
Final communications: 1st September 2017
Conference: PROHITECH´17 the 3rd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions
12-15 July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 12/7/2017
“Instituto Superior Técnico (IST-UL) and the University of Naples (UNINA) are pleased to invite you to participate in PROHITECH´17, the 3rd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions, due to take place in Lisbon (Lisboa), Portugal, from July 12 to 15, 2017, www.prohitech2017.com.

The themes of the conference are related to the protection of historical constructions and the topics range from structural and earthquake engineering, intervention strategies, materials and technologies, architecture and urban planning, represented by a showcase of diversified case studies covering different construction materials. A novel set of topics will also be addressed, such as sustainability, energy efficiency, re-use and adaptation to climate changes.

The call for abstracts is open. These can be submitted through the conference webpage www.prohitech2017.com tabs Abstracts and Papers/Abstract Submission.

The clock is ticking so please bear in mind the following deadlines:

Early bird registration fee of authors - 31 March 2017”

More details: website
Seminar: A Realidade da Reabilitação Sísmica do Parque Edificado
8th June 2017, Sede Nacional da Ordem dos Arquitectos, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 8/6/2017
"The Seminar The Reality of the Seismic Rehabilitation of the Built Park to be held on June 8, 2017 in the Auditorium of the Order of Architects (Lisbon) has a joint organization of the Order of Architects, Order of Engineers, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering And the Portuguese Society of Earthquake Engineering. The seminar will aim to reflect on the current relevance of the seismic resilience in Portugal, from the point of view of the actions that are developed on the built. It is intended to outline the main concerns and development work of the different entities that constitute the panel of this Seminar. It is also important to discuss gaps in legislation, training of technicians, institutional and multidisciplinary interconnection required for joint future actions that ensure the concerted implementation of the necessary measures, with a view to improving the seismic resistance of the built-up park."

More details: website [portuguese]
Exhibition: Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
12th June - 1st October 2017, MoMA, New York, United States of America
DATE: 12/6/2017
"Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century, a radical designer and intellectual who embraced new technologies and materials, pioneered do-it-yourself construction systems as well as avant-garde experimentation, and advanced original theories with regards to nature, urban planning, and social politics. Marking the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth on June 8, 1867, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, a major exhibition that critically engages his multifaceted practice. The exhibition comprises approximately 450 works made from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, along with a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited. Structured as an anthology rather than a comprehensive, monographic presentation of Wright’s work, the exhibition is divided into 12 sections, each of which investigates a key object or cluster of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, interpreting and contextualizing it, and juxtaposing it with other works from the Archives, from MoMA, or from outside collections. The exhibition seeks to open up Wright’s work to critical inquiry and debate, and to introduce experts and general audiences alike to new angles and interpretations of this extraordinary architect."

More details: website
Call for Papers: Standard Architecture
20th - 22nd October 2017, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
DATE: 1/6/2017
"From 20 – 22 october 2017, the international symposium Standard Architecture will be held at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main. With this open call, we are soliciting lecture proposals for the Young Researcher Forum on 20 October 2017. To submit a proposal, please email your abstract and CV in PDF form (max 5 MB) by 1 June 2017 to oswalt@asl.uni-kassel.de. We will select around five proposals from the different submissions by mid of June. We can offer a grant for part of the travelling costs.

We especially welcome contributions that address how standardization influences architectural design and the role of architects. We’re interested in diverse approaches to the topic—whether the proposal undertakes a critical analysis of technical developments and their ramifications, or instead engages with something like the associative cultural resonances of standardization processes in the designs of O.M. Ungers and Superstudio."

Key dates
Call for papers: 1st June 2017
Conference: 20th-22nd October 2017

More details: website
Exhibition: Retrospective “Jasper Morrison: Thingness”
22nd March - 23rd October 2017, Bauhaus Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 22/3/2017
"The exhibition was developed in cooperation with Jasper Morrison and CID (Grand-Hornu, Belgium). In addition to manufactured products, the chronological presentation also encompasses explanatory comments, publications, drawings, photographs and unrealised designs as well as materials from the designer’s archive. It is thus able to provide deeper insights into the backgrounds and creative processes behind the individual works – from the initial search for ideas all the way to their realisation. The retrospective is accompanied by a richly varied programme of events.

“During the design process Jasper Morrison occupies himself intensively with what already exists, in order to thus arrive at new solutions. We are very pleased to be able to present key works from his current oeuvre at this exhibition”, explains Annemarie Jaeggi, Director of the Bauhaus Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung. Museums like London’s Victoria and Albert Museum or New York’s Museum of Modern Art have already been collecting his designs for quite some time. Morrison has received distinctions, including the IF Transportation Design Prize and the Ecology Award, for a number of his products."

More details: website
Exhibition: Arquitectura de Outro Tempo
11th April - 18th June 2017, Garagem Sul, CCB, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 11/4/2017
Between 11th April and 18th June 2017 the exhibition Arquitectura de outro tempo [Architecture of another time] will be held at Garagem Sul, CCB, Lisbon Portugal.

"The work of the architects Victor Palla (1922-2006) and Joaquim Bento d´Almeida (1918-1997), recognized by the historiography and criticism of Portuguese architecture, has not yet been the subject of public exposure. Being part of a generation of architects who joined to the principles of the Modern Movement, the professional activity of this pair was manifested over 25 years (1947-1973). With more than 700 projects, they were responsible for the modernization of countless commercial establishments, factories, primary schools, permanent housing (single-family housing and multi-family housing) and temporary housing (tourist hotels and holiday villages), extending the activity to the areas of design and the arts. Celebrated as precursors in the introduction of the American model of snack bar in Portugal for seventeen years, they were also in charge of the single-family housing projects that EVA magazine raffled for Christmas."

More details: website [portuguese]
Salone del Mobile Milano 2017: Objects by Estudio Carme Pinós
4th - 9th April 2017, Salone del Mobile Milano 2017, Milan, Italy
DATE: 4/4/2017
Between 4th and 9th APril 2017, OBJECTS by Estudio Carme Pinós  will be at the Salone del Mobil Milano 2017, Milan, Italy. 

"After winning international recognition for her work with Enric Miralles, Carmen Pinós sets up her own studio in Barcelona in 1991. Since then, she has combined her work as an architect and teacher in prestigious international universities."
More details: website
Collection Launch: Arquitectura Brasileira
29th March 2017, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil
DATE: 29/3/2017
In 29th March 2017 it will be launch the collection Arquitectura Brasileira [Brazilian Architecture], by Casa da Arquitectura - Centro Português de Arquitectura, at Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil.

More details: Facebook page [portuguese]
Meeting-Tribute: Le Voyage Zevaco: Centenaire d´un Architecte
25th March 2017, Institut français de Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
DATE: 25/3/2017
"Organized a tribute meeting on Saturday 25th March at 5pm at the French Institute in Casablanca. On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the architect Jean-François Zevaco, MAMMA. And made in A. o.
Various witnesses and witnesses will compose the panel of the evening to illuminate the man and his genius.

From then on, it will be a question of unveiling and understanding the man and the artist Jean-François Zevaco in order to better understand his architectural work. For this, Jean-Louis Cohen, architect and historian of architecture, will place this architecture in the international and national context. We will discuss the complexity of this work, which is described as "brutalist" as much as "lyrical". Dominique and Charles Teboul, daughter and son-in-law of the architect Zevaco, will describe the universe of man. This testimony will bathe us in its intellectual and artistic sphere and will reveal the essence of its projects. To understand the influence that Jean-François Zevaco had on the generations of architects who followed him, Driss Kettani, a young Casablancan architect, will tell us the inspiration that the achievements brought him when he visited them one after the other other. Numerous other testimonials, friends, collaborators, partners, contractors, maitres d´ouvrage will punctuate the evening. 

In conclusion, and as a follow-up to the sketch contest launched with the students, the three winners will be announced and rewarded at the end of this meeting. The ten best sketches will be exhibited during this meeting in the gallery located on the floor of the Cultural Institute. 

This tribute to Jean-François Zevaco will be extended by an exhibition of the works of the architect at the Villa Sami Suissa, called "Zevaco". The Maison Paul will meet us on April 20 in the famous villa to discover this second event."

More details: Facebook page [french]
Conference: The Dialectics of Drawing: Le Corbusier´s Design Process
24th March 2017, 16h, Monchique Coventry, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 24/3/2017
The Architecture Faculty of Porto University organizes in 25th March 2017, 16h, at Monchique Coventry, Oporto, Portugal the conference ´The dialectics of drawing: Le Corbusier´s design process´ presented by Marta Sequeira, Professor at Évora University and Guest Professor at Lisbon Architecture Faculty.

This is the third conference, entitled ´Le Corbusier e as casas dos monges brancos´, of the cycle
that started in January and will end in July 2017.

More details: website
Exhibition: Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of Alhambra
8th March - 28th May 2017, Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 8/3/2017
"Álvaro Siza Vieira is perhaps the most poetic and rigorous master of contemporary architecture. His imagination was first captivated by the Alhambra in the 1940s, during family travels, that engendered his seminal introductions to architecture. His visits to Granada later multiplied, and in 1984, when it was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Siza also rose to international recognition and started winning numerous awards.
In 2011, Álvaro Siza and Juan Domingo Santos won the "Alhambra Atrium" International Ideas Contest, with their project that proposed a "New Gate" for the 21st century, which symbolises, in continuity, all the entrances to this acropolis, of timeless modernity.
Inspired by Siza’s hallmark distillation of memory and topography, the project proposes an embryonic structure that combines nature, and the past and present, offering equal zones of shade, water and vegetation. Merging with the surrounding landscape, the project emphasises, via its public square and panoramic platform, the contemplative aspect of Islamic culture. It can cater to distribution of the Alhambra’s 8,500 visitors per day.
The harmonious management of multiple interventions is undoubtedly the most perennial synthesis of the Alhambra complex, a linguistic codex that this exhibition highlights from the viewpoint of the genius of Álvaro Siza - unifying spaces, geometries, cultures and times.

Organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art , the exhibition "Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of the Alhambra" is curated by the architect António Choupina."

Guided Tours
25th March, 15:30 - Guided visit in Portuguese by Laredo
18th April, 18:30 - Guided visit by António Choupina, exhibition´s curator
14th May, 12h - Guided visit by João Almeida e Silva, educator
25th May, 18:30 - Guided visit by António Choupina, exhibition´s curator

More details: website
Exhibition: El Principio Coop – Hannes Meyer y la Idea de una Creación Colectiva
14th March - 28th May 2017, Museo Franz Meyer, Mexico City, Mexico
DATE: 14/3/2017
Between 14th March and 28th May 2017, the exhibition "El Principio Coop – Hannes Meyer y la Idea de una Creación Colectiva" will be held at Museo Franz Meyer, Mexico City, Mexico.

The exhibition is dedicated to questions about the relationship of society and creation, individual and collective creation and production, as discussed especially under the second director of the Bauhaus, Hannes Meyer, who lived in exile in Mexico since 1939.

More details: website [spanish]
95th Anniversary: Shukhov Tower
by Vladimir Shukhov, Moscow, Russia, 1922
DATE: 19/3/2017
Last 19th March 2017 was the 95th anniversary of Shukhov Tower!

"Designed by the Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov (1853-1939) and known after his name, the Shukhov Tower is a globally renowned broadcast transmission tower from the early twentieth century that still remains an icon of Moscow, being one of the vertical dominants in the skyline of the city. Despite inappropriate works of restoration carried out in the 1970s and the subsequent damages by corrosion, it is undoubtedly a masterpiece of structural engineering and a representative example of the Russian architecture from the Modern Movement. 

Its exceptional value comes from the innovative hyperboloid steel structure. The transparency and lightness of the structure evidence the prodigious skills of the Russian creators and represent their pioneering spirit and technical achievements."

Docomomo International is happy to celebrate the Shukhov Tower anniversary after being under threat in 2014.

Remember the Docomomo International efforts:
The Campaign to Save Shukhov TowerStill Under Threat: Shukhov TowerThe Shukhov Tower is saved for now!
Lecture: Beyond Buildings: What is the Role of Architecture in the Sharing Economy?
10th April 2017, Future Cities Catapult, London, England
DATE: 10/4/2017
"A surge of digital services, such as AirBnb, Uber and the like, are increasingly changing the way we experience urban centres. In addition, with the rise of digital tools, services that were often carried out by governments are being relegated to private entities. Based on individualistic ‘user pays’ philosophy, such services are increasingly shifting the way our built environment is used, shaped and perceived. What is the role of architecture in this context? This talk will discuss whether and how an approach to architecture ‘beyond buildings’ can unveil a new potential for civic engagement within the context of the sharing economy."

More details: website
Publication: Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret - Restoration of the Clarté Building, Geneva
Ed. by Office du patrimoine et des sites, BIRKHÄUSER, 2016
DATE: 1/10/2017
"The book describes the story of Clarté, Le Corbusier’s first apartment building, continuing the narrative into the 21st century. The steel skeleton building completed in Geneva in 1930/1932 is a prototype of the Moderne style and a precursor of the Unité d’Habitation.

The building was neglected for many decades and not listed as a historic building until the 1990s. In 2007 the external envelope was repaired as the first step, followed by refurbishment of the interior, in which building preservation requirements were taken into account in an exemplary manner. The building log book by the architects and structural engineers is illustrated with numerous new and historic drawings and photographs, and has been supplemented with an account of the building’s history. The renovated building is presented in large photographs."

More details: website
Lecture: Big Data and Smart Cities: Is Technology Challenging or Empowering Citizenship?
27th March 2017, The Building Centre, London, England
DATE: 27/3/3017
"How is the use of technology both changing and challenging how we relate to our environment? How can smart cities empower citizens without undermining their rights to privacy and private ownership? Who is the smart city for? This talk in our Architecture and Citizenship programming will discuss the role of big data in the built environment industry with the aim of understanding how architects and designers can participate in the way data is aggregated, interpreted and used to inform decision-making in urban centres today.

The use of digital technologies and data in cities is usually praised for the way it can help monitor environmental performance, study and design cities as they evolve, and connect people and professionals to construct more open, cross-disciplinary forms of urbanism. Nevertheless, smart cities are increasingly criticised for the way they use technology to impose top-down control, raising fears that they might foster urban exclusion rather than civic participation. Equally, smart cities raise questions about the growing role of private businesses and corporate entities that are increasingly taking over the functions of local governments. This talk will aim to understand what are the challenges of smart cities and discuss how architects and designers can ensure that digital technologies are used to shape real citizen engagement in urban development."

More details: website
Publication: Interior Landscapes. A Visual Atlas
by Stefano Corbo, Images Publishing, 2016
DATE: 1/5/2016
"Contemporary architecture is often characterized by the total interpenetration of interior and exterior configurations: the differentiation between these two dialectical poles has become indistinguishable, boundaries blurry and the result of any design process is a hybrid product, based on the superposition of different and heterogeneous layers.

The impossibility of separating interior and exterior permits a general re-organization of some topics internal to the territory of architecture, and also expresses the necessity of a systemic analysis of the most recent episodes. If at first glance this interest for a new kind of dialectics may appear as the most evident epiphenomenon of a wider and recent tendency, under careful examination one can observe that the tension between interior and exterior has always been present in architecture, differently articulated over the centuries, and expressed through several means of representation.
Starting from the 18th century, Interior Landscapes describes the nature of such a relation, in order to unveil those invariant forms, principles or concepts that crossed the History of Architecture, laid hidden underneath the events flowing, and periodically re-emerged to shape contemporary episodes.

Separation, inversion, interpenetration, dissolution—all of these categories periodically characterize the interior-exterior dialectics. By borrowing different interpretative elements— drawings, photographs, illustrations—Interior Landscapes is configured as a visual atlas, aimed to demonstrate how, through the contamination of interior and exterior, always-new architectural insights emerge."

More details: website
Call for Papers: Constructing Modern Architecture: Myth and Reality (1925-1975)
25th-26th April 2018, Escuela de Arquitectura, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
DATE: 10/6/2017
"There are many accounts about the genesis of the modern movement that stablish their origins in the functional and technological contents of the engineer´s works, aesthetically carefree; The technology, often appears, as the causal argument of innovations in the design of the build spaces.

This move on to look at the aesthetic progress of the modernity as something found, subordinate, and also forced by the new materials, in mode that the results seem that have been inevitable.

But, perhaps would be correct also the viceversa; and fit to think that these technological advances are just a response to the new spatial and functional needs."

Key dates
Call for abstracts: 10th June 2017
Papers approval: 10th July 2017 
Papers reception: 15th November 2017

More details: PDF below
Call for Sessions: 6th International Congress on Construction History
9th -13th July 2018, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 1/4/2017
"The 6th International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH) will be organised in Brussels, from July 9 to July
13, 2018. For the first time, thematic sessions as well as the usual open sessions will be organised. Therefore,
a two-step procedure is adopted: the call for thematic sessions is launched first, followed by the general call
for abstracts. The general call for abstracts will invite contributions for the special thematic sessions as well
as contributions dealing with a broad range of construction history topics (typology, the action of building,
knowledge transfer, process and actors, materials, services, etc.). With this combination, the organisers aim at
both a broad and an in-depth assessment of new research in construction history."

Key dates
Call for sessions: 1st March 2017
Submit sessions: 1st April 2017
Call for abstracts: 1st May 2017
Submit abstracts: 15th June 2017
Submit papers: 1st December 2017

More details: PDF below
Exhibition: Dans l’intimité de l’Atelier du 35, rue de Sèvres Point de vue d’un amateur, Ernest Weissmann Bobines inédites / 1929-1930
31st March - 1st July 2017, Maison La Roche, Paris, France
DATE: 31/3/2017
In 1929 and 1930, Ernest Weissmann, collaborator of Le Corbusier, filmed the activities of the workshop 35 rue de Sèvres with an amateur camera. He is interested in the site of the Salvation Army and that of the Villa Savoye. These images, captured by a young collaborator on the workshop team, provide us with an original document about the environment and how it was organized: departure from Le Corbusier for Moscow, visit to the Stein-de-Monzie villa, meeting Work with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, realization of the diorama of the Mundaneum...

These reels have long remained unpublished because of the support used but the images are now available as a result of their digitization.

The choice has been made to present in this exhibition photograms extracted from various sequences, for the most part images that emanate from fixed framing. The selection of the photograms makes it possible to isolate these significant fugitive moments and to focus on their factual content and the quality of the frame while disregarding the virtuosity of the operator:
- Working at the workshop 35 rue de Sèvres
- Departure to Moscow
- The Mundaneum diorama
- Filming the construction site of the villa Savoye

More details: website [french]
Symposium: Asian Perspectives
17th-18th March 2017, School of Design & Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore
DATE: 17/3/2017
"Featuring practitioners and academics from Asia coming together to share their experiences in engaging and empowering communities. This symposium brings together practitioners and academics from Asia to share their experiences of engaging and empowering communities to co-create spaces.  With rapid transformations of the urban and the rural environments in Asia, new thinking and new methods for working with local communities in planning and design of humane and quality places are of utmost urgency.  Public participation is a two-way interaction between the planner/designer and the user/stakeholder.  Planner/designer need to learn how to go into the community, to become part of it, and the user/stakeholder need to become active citizens in determining the outcomes of the physical environment.  A dialogue among presenters from six Asian countries will provide further understandings of the social contexts, the methodologies, and the learning processes in participatory community planning and design."

More details: website
Lecture: Brasília: urbanismo e desenvolvimento nacional
16th March, Colegio Mayor Casa do Brasil de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 16/3/2017
On 16th March the lecture Brasília: urbanismo e desenvolvimento nacional be Rodrigo de Faria will be held at Colegio Mayor Casa do Brasil de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

More details: PDF below

Symposium: ICOMOS-BRAZIL
10th-13th May 2017, UFMG - Campus Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
DATE: 10/5/2017
"The 2016 ICOMOS-BRAZIL Scientific Symposium will present an overview of the discussions on the heritage in our country, from conferences and round tables that will bring together experts who will bring an idea of ​​the state of the art of the national debate, as well as the memory of the action Of ICOMOS-BRAZIL in these debates.In this sense, this event is of the highest importance, inaugurating a series of scientific symposiums that will take place annually in Brazil, with the support of ICOMOS International, which brings together the world´s leading cultural heritage experts and advises UNESCO on issues of world Heritage.With this event, a specialized forum of discussion and debate about heritage will be created in our country, helping to advance the state of the art in this field, in which architects and urban planners have outstanding performance. With the greater promotion and standardization of this area, it will be possible to guarantee a more qualified performance of the professionals in what refers to the cultural patrimony.Each year, in addition to revisiting the fundamentals of the area, the event will focus on a specific theme, which will receive more attention. The theme chosen and 2017 is post-disaster reconstruction - which takes up the theme discussed by the International ICOMOS Symposium and is of special relevance in our country."

More details: website [portuguese]
Lecture: The De-characterization of Modern Architecture
16th March 2017, 19h, IAB.PE, Recife, Brazil
DATE: 16/3/2017
"Some recent facts related to transformations that deprive notable buildings of the modern architecture of Pernambuco concern and attract the attention of experts and lay people.Without being considered Cultural Heritage or classified as "Preservation Special Properties", these buildings are vulnerable to predatory interventions that alter the characteristics that give it singularity and prominence.The IAB PE promotes the debate about the interventions in modern architecture that jeopardize the preservation of the original and authentic qualities of outstanding examples of the local architectural production, as well as the copyright of relevant architects of the city."

More details: IAB.PE Facebook page [portuguese]
Casabella Lecture Cycle: Italian Architecture History
18th April - 6th May 2017, Forlì and Cesena, Italy
DATE: 18/4/2017
Between 18th April and 6th May 2017 it will be held the lecture cycle: Italian Architecture History, organized by Casabella, at Forlì and Cesena, Italy.

18th April - Forlì - 17h
"Giuseppe Terragni and Adalberto Libera" by Marco Mulazzani

28th April - Cesena - 17h
"Luigi Moretti" by Marco Mulazzani

29th April - Cesena - 10h
"Franco Albini" by Federico Bucci

5th May - Forlì - 17h
"Giuseppe Caccaro" by Marco Mulazzani

6th May - Forlì - 10h
"Carlo Scarpa" by Marco Mulazzani-Gianluca Frediani

More details: website [italian]
Chicago Architecture Biennial announces 2017 participants
16th September 2017 - 7th January 2018, Chicago, United States
DATE: 16/9/2017
"The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced its 2017 list of participants. Artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Los Angeles-based firm Johnston Marklee selected the 100 firms to present their work at the second Biennial from September 16th, 2017, through January 7th, 2018.

This year’s Biennial, titled “Make New History,” will take a decidedly historical look at architecture. The show hopes to address the persistent “insistence on creating works that are unprecedented and unrelated to architectures of the past.” The participating architects represent a generation which has a renewed interest in historic precedents, while still being interested in progressive architecture.

“This year’s list of participants was carefully chosen to showcase the future of architecture and design rooted in history,” said Todd Palmer, Executive Director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. “Through presenting a variety of work, we aim to give visitors of all kinds, from leaders across the global architecture community to the interested traveler, an in-depth look at architecture as we know it today, and the chance to be inspired by how architecture is making new history in cities around the world.”"

Participants: website

[by The Architects Newspaper]
Search of Memories: Apartment-studio of Le Corbusier
Foundation Le Corbusier, Paris France
DATE: 9/3/2017
"The Foundation Le Corbusier is in search of any testimony regarding the apartment-studio of Le Corbusier. Have you visited, photographed, drew, the living world of Le Corbusier or since: we invite you to share with us your memories, testimonies, documents."

More details: website
2nd anniversary of the Amatller House Museum
12th March 2017, Amatller House Museum, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 12/3/2017
"We celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Amatller House Museum on Sunday 12 March, coinciding with the date that the chocolate manufacturer Antoni Amatller bought the house in 1898, celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the opening of the visits Amatller House Museum.We started well, with the activities planned for the celebration of the Year Puig.We invite you to celebrate with us a very special morning. There will be many activities in the house where you can participate: chocolate, all visitors 50% discount... And many more surprises..."

More details: website
Save the Date: 2017 Tours & Events at Manitoga
20th April - 30th September 2017, Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, New York, USA
DATE: 20/4/2017
The tours & events of this year at Manitoga:

Manitoga in Manhattan, an Evening Cocktail - April 20
Landscape Work Days - April 22, September 23, November 4
House, Studio & Landscape Tours - June 2 through November 13featuring PennDesign Pavilion, Ecstatic Light and more
Members Opening Celebration - June 10
Sunset Tours of Manitoga - June 24, July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 21
Summer Nature & Design Camp - July 10 through July 21
Annual Performance - Resonance and Resemblance by Suzanne Thorpe - September 30


To book your tickets: website
Journal Launch: Revista Património nº4
14th March, 18:30, Arte Popular Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 14/3/2017
On 14th March it will be held the presentation of the RP — Patrimony Journal at Arte Popular Museum in Belem, Lisbon, Portugal, 18:30.

More details: website [portuguese]
Publication: Sanriku Tsunami and reorganization of villages - Beyond Modern Disaster Reconstruction
by Kentaro Okamura, Kajima-publishing, 2017
DATE: 8/3/2017
"Sanriku area located in the northeastern part of Japan was hit by four tsunami disasters including the East Japan great earthquake (2011) since the Meiji Restoration (1867). However, the area has fulfilled the miraculous reconstruction every time. Among them, the reconstruction method of the Kirikiri Village settled as "the ideal village" at the Showa Sanriku Tsunami (1933) is still worthy of reference as "Merckumar of Modern Disaster Reconstruction ". This book clarifies the process of the reconstruction in villages, from the change of governance mechanism, the transition of institution and operation, and the dynamics of the people. And a contemporary reconstruction model will be woken up. This book contains many pictures of disaster areas photographed after the Great East Japan Earthquake."

Kentaro Okamura: The University of Tokyo, Assistant Lecturer. Born in 1981. Architectural history, urban history, disaster history. 
Book Launch: Arquitectura. A Praça da Autonomia, Pedagogia, Epistemologia, Pensamento Crítico
by José António Bandeirinha, Fundação Marques da Silva, 2017
DATE: 9/3/2017
The book: The book Arquitectura. A Praça da Autonomia, Pedagogia, Epistemologia, Pensamento Crítico by José António Bandeirinha, will be launch on 9th March at Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra, 18h and on 15th March 2017 at Casa Atelier José Marques da Silva, Porto, Portigal, 18h.

More details: website [portuguese]
Lecture: Curatorial Practices at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1956-2016. Curators, Collections, Exhibitions and Architecture
8th March 2017, FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 8/3/2017
In 8th March 2017, Annika Gunnarsson curator of Moderna Museet in Stockholm will give the lecture Curatorial Practices at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1956-2016. Curators, Collections, Exhibitions and Architectureat FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (auditorium 3 - tower B), Lisbon, Portugal, 18h.

More details: PDF below
Exhibition: Bauhaus in Motion
1st March - 8th January, Bauhaus Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 1/3/2017
"From 1 March 2017 to 8 January 2018 the Bauhaus Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung is showing "Bauhaus in Motion". This special exhibition presents the connection between the Bauhaus and motion on various levels: the theme of motion can be found in works by famous Bauhaus teachers, such as Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer and László Moholy-Nagy, as well as in numerous student works. The range of exhibited pieces encompasses works from classes at the Bauhaus – such as motion studies from the preliminary course – as well as paintings, photographs, architectural drafts, furniture, ceramics, metalwork and works on paper. Fine-art and documentary photos will be used to reveal the significance of physical movement in the context of instruction, leisure time, on the Bauhaus stage and at celebrations as well as the mobility of the Bauhaus itself.

The Bauhaus (1919–1933) was the 20th century´s most important school of architecture, design and art. Relocations and new directors and teachers also repeatedly placed it in a state of change in terms of geography, content and staff. In an increasingly technological and mobile society, new artistic perspectives and design solutions were sought at the Bauhaus. Fourteen years after its founding the school was closed in 1933, under pressure from the Nazis. Many students and teachers emigrated.

"In ´Bauhaus in Motion´ we present central works from the world´s largest Bauhaus collection with a focus on change and movement.The processes of change in our own building provided the impulse for this," explains Dr Annemarie Jaeggi, Director of the Bauhaus-Archiv. In 2019, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the museum building of the Bauhaus-Archiv will be modernised in a manner appropriate to its status as a listed landmark and supplemented by a new building. Construction is to begin in 2018."

More details: website
Exhibition: Modern Architecture in Latin America
7th - 18th MArch, Rectory Hall, UFSC, Santa Catarina, Brazil
DATE: 7/3/2017
"The Architecture and Urbanism Course of UFSC promotes a conference call with Professor Fernando Lara on March 7, at 2 o´clock in the auditorium of the Rectory, as an opening of the exhibition "Modern Architecture in Latin America". The exhibition was designed to accompany the book Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology and Utopia, by Luis E. Carranza and Fernando Lara, released in January 2015. The exhibition is open until 18 March in the hall of the Rectory.

There are 300 illustrations organized in a time-line format, but that allow for different looks and narratives about the construction of Latin American modernity in its historical, social, political and cultural conditions. The exhibition, set up in March 2015, has since passed through the cities of Austin, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and Saint Louis. After his passage through Florianópolis, he goes to Recife, Santiago and Bogota."

More details: website [portuguese]
Exhibition: Kirchgassner: A Solitary Modernist
21st February-4th June 2017, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil
DATE: 21/2/2017
Between 21st February and 4th June 2017 it will be held the exhibition "Kirchgassner: A Solitary Modernist" in the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil. 

"Kirchgässner was born in Germany in 1899, coming to Brazil shortly thereafter in 1909. In Curitiba, the German studied Fine Arts and Architecture by correspondence at the Karnack-Hachfeld Architectktur System in Potsdam and at the Deutche Kunstschule in Berlin. 

"Inserted in the multicultural formation of Curitiba, Kirchgassner executed the first modernist houses of the city within the spirit of the avant-gardes of Germany of the 1920s", points out Salvador Gnoato, curator of the show."

More details: website [portuguese]
Save the Date: Next Iconic Houses Conference in May 2018
May 2018, New Canaan, United States
DATE: 1/5/2018
"We have already begun to make contacts with key partners for our next conference, to be held in May 2018. This time we will explore the East Coast of the USA, retracing the root taken by Modernism 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 of the Harvard Five. These unique homes will be the focus of the conference house tours.
New Canaan is naturally mainly associated with the Glass House. We visit it as part of our pre-conference tour, which also takes in Manitoga. For the real diehards among us, there’s also a post-conference tour of the modest Modernist holiday homes on Cape Cod which also takes in Cambridge and ends with Boston’s Gropius House. In between, there are visits to the private masterpieces in and around New Canaan during the afternoon hours of the two lecture days. Stay tuned for more conference news soon."

More details: website
Conference Cycle: Réutiliser l´architecture
24th November 2016-11th May 2017, École nationale supérieure d´architecture et de paysage de Lille, Lille, France
DATE: 2/3/2017
"Two thirds of architectural control in France today concern existing buildings. Whether it is rehabilitation, conversion, upgrading, standardization or simply maintenance, the amount of the architect´s interventions on existing buildings has been steadily increasing since the 1980s .Among these buildings, which constitute the main area of intervention for architects, a large number of buildings date back to the 20th century, especially the second half, a period in which the quantities built justify a particular interest. Even if social demand evolves, these recent architectures are frequently the object of transformation or adaptation without clearly established theoretical foundation and sometimes even without the knowledge of the buildings a prerequisite.
Besides these trivial or utilitarian operations, exemplary constructions show the possible directions of re-use of the existing architecture. The conference cycle intends to propose the presentation of exemplary cases and the formulation of specific methods of intervention from an international perspective. Addressing the architecture and landscape, as well as all the fields of study, several approaches and themes will be studied: case study, analysis of postures, theoretical, historical, programmatic, specific techniques..."

Conference Cycle:
- Réutilisation versus manque by Teresa Gali-Izard, 24th November 2016
- L´art de la transformation by Philippe Prost, 2nd March 2017
- Spolia by Gilles Saussier, 9th March 2017
- La Seconde Guerre Mondiale, ou le grand recyclage by Jean-Louis Cohen, 16th MArch 2017
- Adaptive reuse: The modern movement towards the future, by Ana Tostões, 11th May 2017

More details: PDF below [french]
The studio RCR Arquitectes wins the 2017 Pritzker Prize
1st March 2017
DATE: 1/3/2017
Docomomo International congratulates the architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vitalta  for being announced the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize winners.

"Pigem becomes only the third woman in the prize’s 38-year history to have been handed the internationally recognised honour after Zaha Hadid in 2004 and Kazuyo Sejima who won the award alongside partner Ryue Nishizawa in 2010.

RCR Arquitectes is known for its work in Olot and across Spain, receiving significant attention for projects such as the Bell-Lloc Winery, in Palamós, near Girona and the library & senior citizens’ Centre in Barcelona.
However the studio has also made headlines outside of the country, most notably in Rodez, France with its striking steel-clad museum dedicated to the work of French abstract artist Pierre Soulages.

The Pritzker Prize judges described the trio’s intensely collaborative way of working as ’deliberate and thoughtful’ adding that their approach to architecture created buildings which were ’local and universal at the same time’."

Docomomo International wishes the very best success for the architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vitalta.

More details: website
EU Mies Award 2017: 5 Finalists
DATE: 27/2/2017
The five finalists of EU Mies Award 2017 were announce:
- Kannikegården, Ribe, Denmark (2017) by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
Ely Court, London, United Kingdom (2015) by Alison Brooks Architects
deFlat Kleiburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2016) by NL Architects; XVW architectuur
THE RIVESALTES MEMORIAL MUSEUM, Rivesaltes/Ribesaltes, France (2015) by Rudy Ricciotti
Katyn Museum, Warszawa, Poland (2015) by BBGK Architekci

"The Prize objectives aim at promoting and understanding the significance of quality and reflecting the complexity of Architecture´s own significance in terms of technological, constructional, social, economic, cultural and aesthetic achievements."

More details: website
Call for papers: AESOP 2017 - PhD AVEIRO WORKSHOP - Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity: Challenges for Planning Research
5th-8th July 2017, Aveiro University, Aveiro, Portugal
DATE: 14/3/2017
"The aim of the PhD workshop is to promote a lively meeting during three days, which will create the space for the share of experiences and thoughts and allow positive contributions to each PhD researcher.

Specific topics: Starting from the main theme of the 2017 congress "Spaces of dialogue for places of dignity", we propose to adress three main topics: (1) the nature of the normative dimension of planning; (2) spatial planning and multi-scalar complexity; (3) and planners and the dialectics between planning and the role of the State. More than application submissions that "fit" in to these topics we hope that they can inspire debate about the content, the methodology and the aims of students´PhD research projects."

More details: website
Call for papers: Architecture/Heritage/Politics for Fabrications
JSAHANZ (Stuart King)
DATE: 25/9/2017
"The spaces of normative cultures dominate the heritage arena suppressing or marginalising other competing forms of heritage. Architecture is uniquely positioned to resist these hegemonic processes through substantive material presence, the resilience of which is best realised in conservation praxis. But too often heritage conservation assumes an apolitical stance by neglecting to acknowledge its own unsettling agendas. This issue of Fabrications seeks to understand the nature of the relationship between major and minor cultural practices where architecture, heritage and politics intersect. Its particular focus is the Asia-Pacific region, where tensions caused by colonisation, decolonisation, territorial conflicts, the cold war, migration, nation building and economic liberalisation have produced diverse or dissident built expressions.

What are the implications of the politics of patrimony for architectural history? We are interested in how both normative and marginal cultures reinvent the past; how relationships of geopolitical dominance or dependence are expressed; and how majority and minority cultures operate within sovereign frameworks. Do the politics of these processes have legible architectural outcomes? Do their material expressions cross geopolitical borders? Do they suggest new methodologies for researching and writing architectural history? Could they raise questions about the place of architectural history amid the interdisciplinary practices of conservation?  What are their implications for the architecture of heritage framed internationally, nationally and regionally that has to negotiate diversity, dissent and accumulation? The issue anticipates papers that rethink the multifarious relationships between the discourses of heritage and architecture in ways that are self-reflexive, inclusive, dynamic and mindful of the co-habitation of different cultural positions."

More details: website
Call for papers: ISCH Prize Competition 2017 for Cultural Historians
26th-29th June 2017, Umea, Sweden
DATE: 26/6/2017
"In order to support cultural historical research and encourage scholars in their early career, the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH) offers an essay prize which will be awarded each year to the best article on cultural history. The ISCH Prize in 2017 is 350€, and the winning article will also be published in the society´s journal Cultural History.

The ISCH welcomes original texts that make an insightful contribution to scholarship on cultural history through methodological innovation, theoretical originality or historiographical significance. Articles on any aspect of cultural history, on any historical period or geographical area will be accepted for consideration.

Submissions should be original, unpublished works in English, written by scholars who, when applying for the prize, are either preparing their PhD or have completed their PhD during the last five years. Essays should be double spaced, and no more than 7000 words in length.

To submit an entry, please send a complete application to each member of the Prize Committee. The submissions should include a cover sheet with author information, a short CV and the essay itself. All files should be in pdf format.

Your submission must be sent not later than 30 April 2017. The winner will be announced at the ISCH Conference in Umea, 26-29 June, 2017."
Call for papers: 10th International Congress: The History of Modern Spanish Architecture
25th - 26th April 2018, School of Architecture, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
DATE: 10/6/2017
The 2018 International Congress on The History of Modern Spanish Architecture has now opened submission for abstracts on the theme of "Constructing Modern Architecture: Myth and Reality (1925-1975)".

Key dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 10th, 2017 

More details: website

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Call for papers: Sophia Peer Review Journal
DATE: 23/2/2017
Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries

"Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries is the global theme addressing theoretical work that explores how image in the broad sense, i.e. comprehending how the worlds of photography, film, video, television and new media, works as an object of though, in Walter Benjamin’s sense, and as an object in itself that interacts with the world without other intermediations, in Susan Sontag’s or Rolland Barth’s sense. In this way, scopio Sophia wants to contribute to redefine the borders of the diverse worlds that think or use image and photography significantly as happens in visual, performing and the literary arts, taking its readers in the freshest directions: from architecture to philosophy, painting to performance, from photography to video or film. Thus, we are interested in receiving diverse texts thinking on how photography and image can be used for understanding critically the set of issues around the main theme of Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries.

Sophia peer reviewed journal is connected with the International Congress ON THE SURFACE: Photography and Architecture: Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries, which means, in this case, that some presented abstracts can be invited to integrate the 5th Edition of the Congress that will be held in FAUP, Porto at the end of 2018."

More details: website
Call for papers: Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium
12th - 13th October, 2017, Cambridge, MA, USA; 15th - 16th December, 2017, Hong Kong, China
DATE: 1/4/2017
"I.M. Pei (1917 - ) remains one of the most celebrated yet under-theorized architects of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Though Pei´s six-decade career is mostly identified with his unwavering interest in cultural synthesis and the power of pure geometrical form, his work and methods of practice offer additional opportunities for investigating their dynamic intertwinement within multiple, consequential moments in the history of mid- to late twentieth century architecture, and their relationships with broader social, cultural, and geopolitical phenomena.

Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium seeks to reexamine Pei in the context of the architect´s 100th birthday year as two linked conferences organized by M+, the new museum for visual culture being built in Hong Kong, with, respectively, the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Conference organizers will structure both events based on the papers received.

Rethinking Pei is made possible with a grant from the C Foundation."

Key dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 1st, 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2017

More details: website
Call for papers: III International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing
18th - 20th April 2018, Guadalajara, Mexico
DATE: 17/4/2017
"The initiative of the International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing is 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 III Congress 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). It will feature complementary activities from 11th to 15th April, including a workshop, city tours and a poster exhibition of papers."

Key dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 17th, 2017 


More details: website (Spanish/Castilian)

PDF below (Spanish/Castilian)
Conference: ´The dialectics of drawing: Le Corbusier´s design process´
24th February 2017, Seminário Maior da Diocese do Porto, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 24/2/2017
The Architecture Faculty of Porto University organizes in 24th February 2017, 16:30, at Seminário Maior da Diocese do Porto, Oporto, Portugal the conference ´The dialectics of drawing: Le Corbusier´s design process´ presented by Tim Benton, Emeritus History of Art Professor at Open University of Cambridge and Visiting Professor of History of Art Department and Archeology at Columbia University.

This conference, will be the second of the cicle ´Aulas de Autor . Le Corbusier e o Desenho´ that started in January and will end in July 2017.

This session will have live streaming in www.facebook.com/FAUPorto

More details: website
Call for papers: VIII AISU CONGRESS City, Travel, Tourism
7th - 9th September 2017, Napoli, Italy
DATE: 7/9/2017
"The VIII AISU Congress has as its theme the city as a travel destination throughout its long history: a basic human need, an event concerned with knowledge, education, business and trade and with military or religious conquests, but also related to exodus as a means of simply obtaining physical or spiritual salvation.
An ideal way to taste, to narrate, to represent or to enhance the city and its surroundings, to describe the landscape, to identify the monumental, urban and social poles that are useful for defining its identity in the context of inexorable transformations from ancient times to the contemporary world. The historic city will be investigated as a scene of artistic, literary production, as a place of the production of consumer goods related to travel, as well as in its more recent role as formidable attractor of a new cultural and touristic industry.
In the context of one of the most celebrated historical cities in the world, the cradle of Greek antiquity, myth and beauty, a timeless destination for both cultural and leisure travel, and today, more than ever, concerned with the conservation and development of its own identity, the conference will offer, in the tradition of AISU studies, a further opportunity for reflection and discussion between the various disciplines related to urban history."

Deadline for abstract proposals: 28 February 2017.

More details: website
Call for papers: Empire, Capital and Transnational Resistance
13th -15th September 2017, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
DATE: 13/9/2017
"The anti-colonial revolts of the 1950s and 1960s ran into the sands of neoliberalism from the late 1970s onwards. Operating as it has through neoliberal structures, corporate power has since played an increasingly prominent role in government and governance in the former ?metropoles?, in former colonies, and in relations across the two.

The Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics welcomes interdisciplinary papers on the implications of, and forms of resistance to, the prominence of corporate power in the postcolonial age. We welcome contributions from, among others, philosophy, politics, ethics, area studies, global ethics, geography, cultural and critical theory.

Possible themes include:

* Philosophical, political and ethical analyses of ´Empire´, ´Capital´, ´Resistance´ and related concepts
* How the changing relationship between state and corporation relates to continuing colonial relations
* How the changing relationship between state and corporation affects understandings of citizenship
* The role of the state in a neoliberal and/or postcolonial age
* The interrelations between rising corporate power and the disciplinary and/or securitising powers of the state, in the context of neocolonialism and neoliberalism
* The implications of the above changes for political action and resistance today
* The role of postmodernism and the question of difference in the neoliberal conjuncture
* Understandings of anti- and/or de- colonial politics in this context
* What the experiences of ?the periphery? have to say about how we understand contemporary politics and political action
* Borders
* The relationship between (post)colonialism, (neo)liberalism and the rise of populisms (right and/or left)
* Trump, Brexit and the Right: implications for realignments of resistance"

Key dates:
Paper Submission :17th March 2017
Seminar: 13th-15th September 2017

More details: website
IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Spring 2017
24th February 2017, Room V1.41, DECivil e Arquitectura, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 24/2/2017
On 24th February 2017, between 14h00 and 18h00, the PhD Week Spring 2017, organized in the framework of the IST PhD Program in Architecture, will be held at Instituto Superior Técnico - Room V1.41 DECivil e Arquitectura (Lisbon University), with the following program:

RESEARCH SEMINAR ON SPACE SYNTAX
Prof. Dr. Ayse Sema KUBAT

Part 1: THE USE OF SPACE SYNTAX IN MORPHO-HISTORICAL RESEARCH
A Look At The Past, Present & Future: An Overview of urban morphology Research  In Turkey
Ä°stanbul Morphological Survey on the transformation of a Political Center to the Transportation Hub: Taksim & Gezi Park from Istanbul.

Part 2: Evidence based Design: Space Syntax as an Innovative Approach
A masterplan for the Regeration of the Declining Historical Region from Galata,
The effect of Built Space on Wayfinding and Pedestrian Movement; a study of the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul



Free admission. Everyone is welcome!


Conference program and practical information available on the following pdf.
Exhibition: New Khmer Architecture and Japan
4th - 16th March 2017, National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
DATE: 4/3/2017
"New Khmer Architecture, the Cambodian architectural modern movement in the 1950-60s, is gathering international attention in the past few years. Recent researches revealed that many Japanese experts took part in this movement; from design phase to construction, and from research projects to urban planning. 

The exhibition "New Khmer and Japan" unveils Cambodian-Japanese architectural collaboration in 1950-60s, based on the original drawings and documents discovered in Japan, including the representative works of Cambodian modernist Vann Molyvann. The exhibition shows the diversity of collaborations, from timber agricultural centre in the rural area to the bridge over the Mekong River in Phnom Penh.

Organized by Environmental Global Hub, Kyushu University, co-organized by Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia, National Museum of Cambodia and The Japan Foundation, with the assistance of Royal University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh."

More details: PDF below
Exhibition: Actors of Urban Change 2015-2017
17th February - 11th March 2017, OASRN, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 17/2/2017
Between 17th February and 11th March 2017 it will be held the exhibition Actors of Urban Change in Ordem dos Arquitectos - Secção Regional Norte in Oporto, Portugal.

Actors of Urban Change is a programme developed by Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with the organization MitOst e.V.. O. The programme mobilizes teams all around Europe with the intuiton of encourage their participation in the creation and  transformation of the urban society where we life. In partnership with Ordem dos Arquitectos - Secção Regional Norte in Oporto, and with coordenation of the project local team, the programme Actors of Urban Change presents an exhibition and promotes an Urban Change Talk about urbanism DoItYourself/DoItTogether.

More details: website
Conference: C&T 2017 – Technology for the Common Good
26th - 30th June 2017, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France
DATE: 26/6/2017
"The biennial Communities and Technologies (C&T) conference is the premier international forum for stimulating scholarly debate and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities – both physical and virtual – and information and communication technologies.

C&T 2017 welcomes participation from researchers, designers, educators, industry, and students from the many disciplines and perspectives bearing on the interaction between community and technology, including architecture, arts, business, design, economics, education, engineering, ergonomics, informatics, information technology, geography, health, humanities, law, media and communication studies, and social sciences. For the 2017 round of C&T, we welcome contributions that particularly pay attention on technology that can be deployed for the common good.

The conference program will include competitively selected, peer-reviewed papers and case studies, as well as pre-conference workshops, a doctoral consortium, and invited keynotes."

More details: website

C&T Flyer: PDF below
Call for papers: Dictators and Degenerates: Modernism, Fascism and the Pursuit of Culture
15th - 16th September 2017, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University College Dublin, Ireland
DATE: 1/3/2017
"This conference explores the interstices between fascism and the avant-gardes in Europe and beyond through the lens of cultural production. The relationship between avant-garde movements and authoritarian regimes is a multi-faceted one. On the one hand, it is often considered as a clash of ideologies, characterised by events such as the Nazi book burnings of 1933 and the Degenerate Art Exhibition (1937) or the unveiling of Picasso´s harrowing anti-war painting, Guernica (1937). However, on the other hand, the nature of the relationship between Futurism and Mussolini´s regime in Italy cannot be so clearly delineated and is still contested. We welcome papers that examine the interaction between avant-garde movements and authoritarian regimes in Europe, including Russia, during the period 1922-1975. Cultural production may include poetry, prose, painting, sculpture, film, theatre, architecture, and photography. Through this focus on cultural production, we aim to highlight the significant role that culture plays in the development of societal power dynamics."

Key dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1st, 2017

More details: website
Isaías Cardoso (1922-2017)
Architect Isaías Cardoso passed away on 13th February 2017
DATE: 13/2/2017
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences, at the passing of the Portuguese architect Isaías Cardoso, to his family and friends.

Graduated from the formerly Oporto School of Fine Arts and considered one of the architects responsible for the introduction of the modern architecture in Figueira da Foz and Central Portugal, Isaias Cardoso was greatly influenced by the Modern Movement architecture, especially that which was being developed in Brazil.
Born in Alhadas, his work can be abundantly found in the districts of Coimbra, Aveiro and Leiria. The most significant projects are in the city where he developed much of his work, Figueira da Foz, such as Piscina-Praia, an unavoidable urban reference and Grande Hotel da Figueira which marked the beginning of that city as a touristic reference.

Isaías Cardoso was distinguished as a honory member of the Portuguese Order of Architects in November of 2016. The work he developed during his professional life should be remembered with great esteem, honor and pride.

The funeral will be tomorrow, February 15th, with the procession starting at 10h30 from Capela Mortuária da Igreja Matriz de S. Julião in Figueira da Foz to the City´s Funerary Complex, where Isaías Cardoso remains will be cremated.
Call for papers: II International Conference Electroacoustic Winds 2017: SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales
13th-17th November 2017, University of Aveiro, Department of Communication and Art (DeCA), Aveiro, Portugal
DATE: 28/4/2017
The International Conference Electroacoustic Winds 2017: SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales is organised by the Center of Electroacoustic research (CIME), the Institute for Ethnomusicology – Research Center for Music and Dance (INET-MD), Research Institute in Design, Media and Culture (ID+) and CIC.Digital.
This conference seeks to establish bridges between music creation, Design & Soundscapes and New Media.
The eaw2017 SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales conference will focus on the relationship between sound and image which are two different languages within the multimedia art form.  The technological tools to improve this relationship are the main focus of the proposed symposium;  dialogical perspectives will gain center stage relevance and participants will be confronted with both technical-linguistic and aesthetic points of view, but also  discussions on how technology is enabling these two mediums to merge themselves, creating tools for manipulating and enhancing not only the artist creativity but also the audience’s immersion.
This audio-vision relationship has become the focus of studies of different authors throughout recent decades. However, in this field, as in others within the digital humanities realm, new assumptions and theories are created every time the technology overcomes its constraints and presents a new paradigm.
Design and soundscapes aims to discuss and mirror interactions and features between design, sound, silence and the potential to perceive space, place and time. Intending to enlarge the scope of the debate, Design and Soundscapes is an invitation to researchers, practitioners, performers to present theoretical frameworks and/or empirical studies within that topic.

Key dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 28th, 2017
Pre-notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts: June 28th, 2017
Deadline for submission of the reviewed abstracts: July 28th, 2017

More details: website
Doctor Honoris Causa: Kenneth Frampton
27th January 2017, UPM, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 27/1/2017
Docomomo International congratulates Kenneth Frampton for becoming a Doctor Honoris Causa by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, during the Solemn Academic Ceremony of Conferral, in the past 27th January 2017.

"Kenneth Frampton is the most prestigious teacher of the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning of Columbia in New York. Born in England, Professor Frampton studied architecture in the London Architectural Association and has dedicated his life to the theory and the teaching of Architecture in many of the most well-known Architecture Schools of England, Switzerland and EEUU. Today he is a Ware Professor at Columbia University in New York.

Authou of most widely known books: Modern Architecture: A Critical History, of 1980; Studies in Tectonic, of 1995; and Labour, Work and Architecture, of 2002."

More details: website
Publication: Centre Pompidou - Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument
by Francesco Dal Co, Yale University Press, 2017
DATE: 3/1/2017
"The Centre Georges Pompidou, also called Beaubourg, is today considered an icon of contemporary Paris, the quintessence of a modern building, and a model for what a museum can be. In 1971, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, together with the engineering firm Ove Arup & Partners, won an international architecture competition with their innovative and irreverent design. Completed in 1977, the building was at first received skeptically by critics, yet it was quickly embraced by the public as a beloved monument of the modern city of Paris. This lively intellectual biography of the building explores its history and the reasons for its success, from its genesis as a politically calculated response to Paris’s turbulent 1968 student protests to the role played by architects in its construction, as well as the historical influences and the engineering solutions that inform its design. A key reason for the Centre Pompidou’s success indeed lies in its ability to channel architectural memory, connecting it powerfully to Paris’s historic urban fabric. This essential text on one of the twentieth century’s most significant buildings is accompanied by a portfolio of rare drawings and photographs."

More details: website

Seminar: II Seminário da Arquitectura Moderna na Amazônia
13th - 16 March 2017, Palmas-TO, Brazil
DATE: 13/3/2017
"Considering the diversity and complexity of the Brazilian architectural panorama, the Seminar of Modern Architecture in the Amazon (SAMA) came about with the proposal of annually gathering researchers, professionals and students with the objective of investigating the Amazonian modernity, from the architectural patrimony, with views To its recognition and preservation."

The II SAMA - Seminar of Modern Architecture in the Amazon, will take place between 13th and 16th March 2017 in Palmas and counts with the support of Docomomo Brasil.

More details: PDF below
Exhibition: The House Talks Back
March 2017, Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne, Australia
DATE: 1/3/2017
"An introduction to the former residence of emigré architect Dr Ernest Fooks (1906 – 1985), with the opportunity to explore an exhibition of archive material, brought together for the first time within the house at 32 Howitt Road – ´The House talks Back´.

This exhibition and supporting research project seeks to create a fully documented archival database and repository of Dr Ernest Fooks. The Fooks collection itself presents a poignant window into the life of an exemplary architect, designer, theorist and artist. This can be seen through the countless travel slides, hand written lecture notes, letters to key figures, and numerous other documents yet to be examined. This collection has not been strategically archived, and thus, through this exhibition there is an opportunity to get a glimpse into this significant collection from the archives of the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne University, RMIT Design Archives, The Jewish Museum and The Holocaust Museum. These disparate collections will be brought together for the first time at the Fooks house, 32 Howitt Road, Caulfield North, Melbourne."

More details: website
Exhibition: The Norwegian Glasshouse
27th January - 13th August, The National Museum - Architecture, The Vault, Oslo, Norway
DATE: 13/8/2017
"In parallel with the presentation in the Fehn Pavilion of Lina Bo Bardi´s glasshouse Casa de Vidro in São Paulo, in the museum´s Vault we take a closer look at glasshouses in Norway. This exhibition focuses on how Norwegian architects explored the theme of the glasshouse in the years before and after World War II. Here you can see house projects by Arne Korsmo, Ove Bang, Sverre Fehn, Håkon Mjelva, Geir Grung, and Wenche and Jens Selmer. On show are hitherto little-known drawings of projects that are now considered masterpieces of Norwegian modernist architecture.
Living close to nature
Throughout the 20th century, architects promoted the glasshouse as a symbol of mental liberation. Around the time of World War I, German expressionist architects wrote ardent manifestos about glass structures that would contribute to the moral health of future society. Later architects with links to the so-called international style insisted that homes with glass walls enhanced the occupants´ experience of the natural environment and their awareness of the need to contemplate nature.
Blurred boundaries
The photographs in the exhibition capture the spatial experience of the glasshouse, as does also PAM Mellbye´s 1964 description of Geir Grung´s house at Jongskollen in Bonytt:
“The boundary between inside and out, between cold and warmth, between technology and nature, has vanished … Liberated of something, but somewhat febrile, one continues floating in the glass room beneath the night sky, overcome by drama and a bold yearning to confront a howling storm that one could laugh at.”"

More details: website
Exhibition: Gio Ponti: L´Infinito Blu
10th February - 5th March 2017, Palazzo della Trienale, Milan, Italy
DATE: 10/2/2017
"The project of Gio Ponti for the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento is part of the history of Italian architecture. Involves the entire building and, in particular, in collaboration with Ceramica D´Agostino, declines hundred rooms, as well as the lobby, the reception, the bar, the restaurant, with different decorations and white ceramic blue, all achieved through a series of combinations "mathematical and geometric" that lead to a full set of 27 drawings, reproduced by hand, then as now, of ceramics 20 × 20 cm.

The exhibition presents, on the one hand, the original designs of Gio Ponti, with all working notes, photographs of the company´s laboratory where the architect has worked alongside the artisans and workers, along with original ceramics of the time; on the other hand, after about 60 years, you will see the faithful reproduction of 27 tiles, together with unpublished 5 decorations, not used for the Parc des Princes, now for the first time made by master decorators Ceramics Francesco De Maio, who noted, in 1990, the former Ceramics D´Agostino, today Ancient Kilns D´Agostino. Bridges writes, about the project of Sorrento, "given to one a square of twenty to twenty, and although all the centuries you are indulged with endless designs, there is always room for a new design, for your design, no there will never be the latest design ".

Here the modernity of Bridges: endless possibilities of design combinations, on one condition, though; that everything is done according to the rules of the "hand made", because only then the drawing as the color regenerate without ever running out. "Gio Ponti: The Infinite Blue" is not only an exhibition that reconstructs a privileged position, but it shows that you can always throw in a concept, a design philosophy, as long as the rules are always the same: "anything that does not both before in the hands ", and hands are the most direct expression of thought.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog, which is home to a series of interventions by Aldo Colonetti, Gianni De Maio, Patrizia Famiglietti, Salvatore Licitra, Lisa Licitra Ponti, Fulvio Irace, Fabrizio Maute and especially a dialogue with Gillo Dorfles, a friend of Thu bridges, with whom he had a long association, especially during the management of "Domus"."

More details: website
Exhibition: Casa de Vidro. Lina Bo Bardi in Dialogue with Svere Fehn
27th January - 14th May 2017, The National Museum - Architecture, The Pavilion, Oslo, Norway
DATE: 14/5/2017
"The exhibition presents Lina Bo Bardi´s glasshouse in São Paulo, Casa de Vidro (1950–52) inside Sverre Fehn´s glass pavilion (1997–2008). The juxtaposition serves as a starting point for a dialogue between two architects who never met, and who worked in distant corners of the world. However, there are surprising similarities between their respective oeuvres: the sculptural use of reinforced concrete, their long-standing commitment to rehabilitation projects and adaptive re-use, and their interest in exhibition design.

The exhibition also encompasses a dialogue between the architectural idioms of Bo Bardi and Fehn and the visual language of artist Veronika Kellndorfer. The National Museum – Architecture has commissioned the Berlin-based artist to reflect Bo Bardi´s Casa de Vidro in a new installation created especially for Fehn´s glass pavilion. Kellndorfer employs transformed and rasterized photographs of the building, which are silkscreened onto huge glass sheets, creating a representation of the house that is at once spectral and painterly. The installation includes a sculptural re-enactment of Casa de Vidro’s suspended patio on the scale 1:2.

The dialogue extends even into the display elements used in the exhibition: we combine Bo Bardi’s iconic glass easels, developed for the presentation of paintings in the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), with the modular wall elements that Fehn designed for the National Museum – Architecture."

More details: website
Conference: Society of Architectural Historians 2017 Annual International Conference
7th-11th June 2017, University of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
DATE: 7/6/2017
The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7–11, 2017. This is the first time that SAH has met outside North America in over 40 years! Meeting in Scotland´s largest city, world renowned for its outstanding architectural heritage, reflects the increasingly international scope of the Society and its conference. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals and preservationists from around the world will convene to share new research on the history of the built environment. The Glasgow conference will include 36 paper sessions, eight roundtables, an introductory address and plenary talk, 33 architecture tours, the SAH Glasgow Seminar, and more.

Docomomo International is proud to partner with the Society of Architectural Historians for the SAH 2017 Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, June 7–11. All who share a passion for the history of the built environment are invited to take part in the conference´s paper sessions, roundtables, architecture tours, SAH Glasgow Seminar and more! Register at http://www.sah.org/2017.


More details: website
Publication: La Arquitectura en un Clima de Cambio — Una Guía para el Diseño Sostenible
by Peter F. Smith, Editorial Reverté, 2017
DATE: 1/2/2017
"Smith´s book introduces the latest in practical sustainability techniques and illustrates various technologies being developed to create optimal eco-efficiency in our built environment.The work promotes a creative partnership between architects, engineers and designers with the aim of creating an architecture that not only improves the quality of life and optimum conditions for users, but also that quality is sustainable and with the minimum demand for fossil fuels possible."

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Conference: Architectural Policies Conference & EFAP General Assembly
23th - 25th March 2017, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta
DATE: 23/3/2017
"The 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union would like you to save the date for the Architectural Policies Conference & EFAP General Assembly: The New in The Old – Contemporary Architecture in a Historic Context to be held in Valletta, Malta from the 23rd to the 25th March, 2017."

Deiatled Programme: PDF below 
Symposium: La Villa Church de Ville d´Avray 1927-1929
2nd - 3rd March 2017, Ville d´Avray, Paris, France
DATE: 2/3/2017
"On 17 July 2016, UNESCO inscribed the work of Le Corbusier on World Heritage and, since then, the Le Corbusier celebrate this consecration through the world. Also, supported by the Le Corbusier Foundation, the Friends Le Corbusier want to associate Ville-d´Avray with this tribute to it by organizing a symposium and an exhibition."

The Symposium will be held in the theather of the Colombier in Ville-d´Avray, two days conferences and guided visits through Le Corbusier works. Being on 2nd March the inauguration of the exhibition "La Villa Church et son mobilier Le Corbusier".

More details: PDF below
Exhibtion: Francisco Barata. Continuare Innovando
22nd February - 2nd April 2017, Sala San Giorgia — Biblioteca Malatestiana, Cesana, Italy
DATE: 22/2/2017
"During the past academic year the Master of Science in Architecture in Cesena has had as a Visiting Professor of the two major exponents of Porto Architecture, Faculty Adalberto Dias and Francisco Barata, consolidating a base of international relations, which is not limited only to the teaching activity by members of the international debate in our classrooms, continuing  with various initiatives of cultural exchange. Among these, following the exhibition on the works of Adalberto Dias, the exhibition on the works of Francisco Barata opens on February 22, following a tradition of exhibitions with publication of the catalog, which has accompanied the life of our institution since since its foundation in 1999, arriving with this event, the publication of issue 53 of the Architecture series.

The exhibition will take place at the San Giorgio Hall of Malatesta Library until April 2 and his inauguration will be preceded by a conference of the same Francisco Barata in the Great Hall of the complex of Malatesta.

Francisco José Barata Fernandes was born in Porto in 1950 and in the same city has taken the course of studies in architecture. He is Professor of Architectural Design at the Architecture Faculty of the University of Porto of which chairs the Scientific Council. With the contemporary Italian architecture and historical, he has a long and fruitful relationship of study and exchange. He was the author of important studies on his city and on contemporary architecture and coordinator of the studies that led to the recognition of the Alto Douro Wine Region as a World Heritage Site in 2001. It is the author of important architectural projects, eleven of which are shown in this exhibition, which express a particular sensitivity to the issue of coexistence of contemporary architecture with the historical architectural heritage."

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Exhibition: What About Happiness on the Building Site?
9th Feb - 14th May 2017, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
DATE: 9/2/2017
"The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents What About Happiness on the Building Site? On view in the CCA’s Octagonal Gallery from 9 February until 14 May 2017, the exhibition emphasizes the social role and responsibility of the architect by rethinking traditional field practices and pursuing strategies to initiate social progress through critical research, new tools and experimental attitudes. It offers a reading of the early 1970s McAppy report, a witty proposal by the British architect, thinker and radical innovator Cedric Price (1934–2003). The two-volume report combined with a Portable Enclosures Programme (PEP) proposed how to improve labour conditions, assuring happiness and well-being, both mental and physical, for employees by prioritizing a low-stress, boredom-free building site."

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Publication launch: Memória
by Alfredo Durão de Matos Ferreira, co-edition between Fundação Marques da Silva, Edições Afrontamento and Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, 2017
DATE: 13/2/2017
To close the first model "Terra d´Alva", in 13th February 2017 at 18h, it will be launch the book "Memória" by Alfredo Durão de Matos Ferreira, with the presence of Ana Vaz Milheiro, André Tavares e Maria José Casanova. This is a book that revisits the professional work developed by this architect whose collection was recently given to Fundação Marques da Silva.


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SAH Statement on the Recent US Immigration Ban
DATE: 1/2/2017
"The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) strongly opposes the Executive Order signed by President Donald J. Trump on 27 January 2017 that limits the admission of non-citizens to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries. SAH is a US-based organization that is international in its membership and the scope of its inquiry. As a consequence of its global perspective, SAH stands in solidarity with colleagues in the US and around the world who are affected by the executive order.

SAH’s mission is to foster scholarship on the history of the built environment worldwide that is sustained by our core academic values: rigorous, wide-ranging inquiry, evidence-based argumentation, and the peer review process. SAH is committed to inclusivity, ethical standards, fairness, diversity, and mutual respect. The Executive Order violates these principles. In attempting to limit the movement of people, the order attempts to limit the exchange of ideas, which is essential to intellectual inquiry in all fields and to the sustenance of democracy.

Academics, students, and professionals who investigate the built environment depend upon the freedom of travel to study, research, teach and pursue their work. The current order will impede the work of all whose research is within the seven affected countries and will limit scholarly discourse by prohibiting entire populations from full participation in academic study, teaching, conferences and symposia.

As historians and conservators of the built world, we appreciate the global challenge to preserve and maintain contemporary cities and ancient sites in the Middle East and elsewhere in the face of war and terrorist acts. As American citizens, we cherish the historic human rights achievements of the United States but, as historians, we also recognize our leaders´ past unconscionable decisions, such as denying refugee status to Jews trying to flee Nazi Germany and the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War. As humanitarians we mourn the loss of life and liberty first and foremost; as conservators of the built environment, we also mourn the destruction of modern and ancient sites across the Middle East due to war and acts of terrorism. Denying refugee status, now, to the victims of massive destruction is yet another unconscionable act that ignores human suffering, sidesteps long-standing tenets of the Geneva Convention and violates the founding premises of our nation.

SAH is a member of the American Council of Learned Societies, and supports the statements of many fellow ACLS societies, which together represent tens of thousands of educators calling for the immediate reversal of this unwarranted decision.

Unanimously Endorsed by the
SAH Executive Committee
February 1, 2017"

Exhibition: José Almada Negreiros: a Way of Being Modern
3th February-5th June 2017, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 5/6/2017
"This exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective on the work of an artist who propelled the avant-garde in the 1910s and whose career spanned the 20th century.

A prolific and varied artist, Almada (1893-1970) embodied a heteroclite notion of the modern artist as a master of multiple crafts. To Almada, every art, in its various forms, was a part of the “spectacle” an artist was required to present to the public, so that every piece, gesture or attitude was a means to reveal a total idea of modernity.
The exhibition presents a body of work that reflects the complex, experimental, paradoxical and hybrid condition of modernity. Almada’s paintings and drawings are closely linked to the work he did in collaboration with architects, writers, publishers, musicians, set designers and stage directors. This selection also testifies to the importance of film and the persistence of the graphic narrative throughout Almada’s career. Included as well are a number of unpublished pieces and studies that will bring to light different aspects of José de Almada Negreiros’ creative work process."

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RIBA Royal Gold Medal: Paulo Mendes da Rocha
1st February 2017, RIBA Headquarters, London, UK
DATE: 1/2/2017
Docomomo International congratulates Paulo Mendes da Rocha for the RIBA Royal Gold Medal. The Award was received yesterday, 1st February 2017, at RIBA Headquarters, in London, UK.


"The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has awarded its 2017 Royal Gold Medal to Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The 87-year-old is among Brazil´s most celebrated architects, known for his special brand of Brazilian Brutalism which has had a dramatic effect in his home country, particularly in the city of São Paulo. The award continues a spectacularly successful year for Mendes da Rocha, who won the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale in May, and was announced the 2016 Premium Imperiale Laureate just weeks ago. Mendes da Rocha has also previously received the Pritzker Prize in 2006 and the Mies van der Rohe Prize for his Pinacoteca de São Paulo project in 2000.
Mendes da Rocha becomes the second Brazilian to win the RIBA´s Gold Medal, after Oscar Niemeyer received the award in 1998. He joins other luminaries such as Zaha Hadid (2016), Frank Gehry (2000), Norman Foster (1983), and Frank Lloyd Wright (1941)."

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Guilherme Pinto (1959-2017)
Guilherme Pinto passed away on 8th January 2017
DATE: 8/1/2017
Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of Guilherme Pinto, Mayor of Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos and President of Casa da Arquitectura, to his family, friends, colleagues and associates.
As partner of Casa da Arquitectura, Docomomo International recognises the fundamental role played by Guilherme Pinto has the founder and  president of Casa da Arquitectura. The works he developed regarding the promotion of the excellence of the Portuguese architectural culture in the World should be remembered with great esteem, honor and pride.
OA President: José Manuel Pedreirinho
20th January 2017, Council of the Order of Architects of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 20/1/2017
DOCOMOMO International congratulates the architect José Manuel Pedreirinho for having been elected as the new President of the Order of Architects of Portugal (AO) for the period between 2017-2019.

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Publication: Pietro Maria Bardi, Journey in Greece. Architecture and politics in the Mediterranean between the Wars
by Andreas Giacumacatos (ed.), Cultural Foundation of National Bank of Greece, 2016
DATE: 30/1/2017
"This text of Pietro Maria Bardi (1900-1999) with original title "Cronaca di viaggio" was published in the Italian review “Quadrante” in September 1933. Bardi, a member of the Italian team, describes the work and generally the Greek experience of the members of the 4th International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM) in Athens. Prominent journalist and intellectual, important art collector, art critic and cultural activist (and afterwards husband of the architect Lina Bo) Bardi linked organically with Italian fascism and simultaneously with modern Italian architecture. He and his team of “Quadrante” aspired to "a new architecture of the fascist era," a modern architecture "within the fascist revolution." In the Introduction of his translation into Greek Giacumacatos says that Bardi’s publication for the Athens 4th Congress is a revealing text with correct information and relief, charming places and people descriptions, an authentic "travel writing" for Greece 1933. One can say that the publication of this text in “Quadrante” finally released the emotion feelings, admiration and adoration for the Greek ancient world which had somehow stifled in the conference. For Bardi Athens’ CIAM confirms the dual status of Modern Italian (and generally modern) architecture, status simultaneously Classical and Mediterranean: Parthenon is without doubt the measure for determination of the classical origins of modern architecture."

Andreas Giacumacatos (ed.), Pietro Maria Bardi, Journey in Greece. Architecture and politics in the Mediterranean between the Wars, Cultural Foundation of National Bank of Greece, 2016, pp. 183 (in Gr.). 

Event: For the Love of Farnsworth 2017
18th February 2017, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, United States of America
DATE: 18/2/2017
Next 18th February, the Farnsworth House, the iconic glass and steel structure designed by Mies van der Rohe and an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will team up with Matthew Rachman Gallery for the second annual benefit, For the Love of Farnsworth 2017.
“The evening will include libations from Solemn Oath Brewery and Spritzology, small plates from Jordan´s Food of Distinction, and a special performance by composer Owen Clayton Condon. There will be an introduction by Dirk Lohan, award-winning architect, designer and grandson of Mies van der Rohe, as well as a discussion lead by guests of honor, Luftwerk.

Additionally, the Gallery will display a specially-curated collection of Farnsworthian art by Kate Joyce, Luftwerk, and Tom Judd, and more. 10% of all art sales made during the benefit will be donated to the Farnsworth House.”

More details: website
Workshop: Barrios, Ciudades y Pueblos del S.XX
22nd-24th February, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 22/2/2017
Since its formulation by UNESCO in 2011, heritage intervention and management tools from the Historic Urban Landscape (Paisaje Urbano Histórico - PUH) offer new possibilities for the social and economic development of cities from the perspective of culture and heritage, always focused on sustainable urban development.

Between 22nd and 24th February it will be held the Workshop Barrios, Ciudades y Pueblos del s.XX: La aproximación desde el paisaje urbano histórico como herramienta de intervención y gestión del patrimonio in Salón de Actos del Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, Spain. 

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Conference: Nature and Society: Synergies, Conflicts, Trade-offs
2nd-4th May 2017, Ghent, Belgium
DATE: 2/5/2017
"Synergies, conflicts and trade-offs in the relationship between nature and society are key processes in socio-ecological systems.  While conflicts are regarded as challenging and difficult trade-offs between ecosystem services are often necessary, the search for synergies and win-win solutions are essential steps in finding lasting solutions to major socio-environmental issues.
Through critical views from a range of disciplines, the conference aims to develop a deeper understanding of conflicts in human-nature relationships, and to explore the possibility that such conflicts may – through their resolution – actually lead to more sustainable solutions.
Through a mix of plenary sessions and interactive ‘living lab’ type workshop sessions, representatives from a wide range of disciplines (including those who may not be considered the ‘usual players’ in environmental debates) will collaborate towards developing a practical guide to nature-related synergies, conflicts and trade-offs, focusing on positive outcomes for nature and society.

The conference will be a meeting place for scientists from the humanities, social sciences (including psychology and health), natural sciences (including behaviour and evolution), local, regional and EU level policy makers and NGOs.

The event is organized by the conference committee with additional support from our communication team and the ALTER-Net secretary Tessa van Santen (INBO). Jiska van Dijk of NINA will lead the organisation."

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Call for papers: ARCHTHEO ´17 - XI. International Theory And History of Architecture Conference
3rd-4th November 2017, Istanbul, Turkey
DATE: 28/7/2017
“ARCHTHEO ´17 / XI. 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.

The first of the theory of architecture conference series ARCHTHEO has been held since 2011 at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University focusing on the possibility of the theory without the backing of the practice or built environment. The title was, therefore, "Theory for the Sake of the Theory" in an emphatic fashion. In 2012, the discussion centered on the Living and space, the main has been chosen as "House&Home´ in particular. ARCHTHEO ´13 focused on the two leading roles in architecture, the architect and the so-called ´user´ and  ´Creativity, Autonomy and Function´ has proved to be fruitful discussion theme. In 2014, ´Architecture and Text´ has been discussed. Last year, ´Architecture and Criticism´ was the main theme. The conferences, which has the focus on history rather than theory has started even earlier, in 2010. Architecture and Media, Architecture and Art, Interactions in the History, Architecture and Politics have the main themes of the events.”

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Virtual Exhibition: No Centenário da Avenida da Cidade
31st January 2017, Sala do Fundo Antigo d aReitoria, UP, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 31/1/2017
To know this and another curiosities about the history of Avenida dos Aliados and Paços do Concelho building construction come to Sala do Fundo Antigo in Oporto Univerisity, on 31st January, 18h to see the launch of the Virtual Exhibition: No Centenário da Avenida da Cidade.

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Call for papers:10th Making Cities Liveable Conference
13th-14th June 2017, Brisbane, Australia
DATE: 27/2/2017
“Presenters or organisations are invited to submit an Abstract of no more than 300 words. Presenters are encouraged to submit papers that in particular demonstrate evidence of change – highlighting an understanding of the issues, framing the action and interpreting the change. Provide specific examples of work that has changed policy and legislation in addition to outlining programs and practice, innovation and future thought.
All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee. Presentations will be selected that provide a program offering a comprehensive and diverse understanding of issues related to the conference topics.”
There are 3 options for presentations:
- 30-minute oral presentation
- Panel presentation
- Poster presentation

Key Dates
Abstract Submissions open: Dec 2017
Abstracts Submission close: 27 Feb 2017
Notification to Authors: 13 March 2017
Author Acceptances: 24 March 2017
Draft Program available: 27 March 2017
Full papers for Peer Review: 5 May 2017
Early Bird Registrations Close: 5 May 2017

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Exhibition: Architecture of Independence - African Modernism
16th February – 27th May, 2017, The Center for Architecture, New York, United States of America
DATE: 27/5/2017
“Architecture of Independence - African Modernism explores the complex legacy of modern architecture and nation-building in 1960s and ´70s postcolonial Africa, when many Sub-Saharan countries gained their independence and turned to experimental and futuristic architecture to express their national identities.
The exhibition features original photography by Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster.”

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Tribute: Nuno Teotónio Pereira
30th January 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/1/2017
Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, and Alvalade Parish President, André Caldas, are happy to invite you for the tribute to Nuno Teotónio Pereira, 30th January 2017.

This tribute is divided in two different events:

16:30 Mural inauguration
Near Alvalade Market, Av. Rio de Janeiro

17:30 Launching book: "Evolução das formas de habitação plurifamiliar na cidade de Lisboa"
Caleidoscópio, Campo Grande Garden

Itenerary Map: pdf below
Call for Papers: SACRPH 17th National Conference on Planning History
26th-29th October 2017 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
DATE: 25/2/2017
"The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) presents: THE 17TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING HISTORY Cleveland, Ohio, October 26-29, 2017 SACRPH cordially invites scholars and practitioners to present papers and talks on all aspects of urban, regional, and community planning history and their relationship to urban and metropolitan studies.

Particularly welcome are papers, talks, roundtables, and sessions addressing the theme of Theory and Practice in Planning History. What is the relationship between the ideas shaping metropolitan development and the history of the built environment?

SACRPH is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting humanistic scholarship on the planning of metropolitan regions. SACRPH members include historians, practicing planners, geographers, environmentalists, architects, landscape designers, public policy makers, preservationists, community organizers, students, and scholars from across the world.

SACRPH publishes a quarterly journal, The Journal of Planning History, hosts a biennial conference, and sponsors awards for research and publication in the field of planning history.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals for complete sessions (of three or four papers) and for individual papers. We also encourage submissions that propose innovative formats and that engage questions of teaching and learning, digital information, and publishing.

Proposals must be submitted by February 25, 2017."

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Call for Papers: Art and Architecture: Made by Women
9th -12th November 2017, Chicago, USA
DATE: 15/2/2017
"In response to Call for Proposals, 49th ASEEES Annual Convention, Chicago, Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, November 9-12, 2017, Convention Theme: Transgression, we are composing a Panel Proposal "Art and Architecture: Made by Women" aimed at revealing and examining in a historical perspective creative work by women with select references to the centenary of the 1917 Revolution, and addressing art and design practices by considering cultural mechanisms that modify our field.

By challenging the issues of professional equality, we invite studies also focused on art and architectural education, as temporal readings on testimonials to transgressions in shaping professional identities, and envisioning assignments for professional women in art and architecture both pioneering and routine, as leaders and/or as apprentices. The research papers are also welcome on art and architecture viewed through the lens of gender studies.

Please submit your Paper Proposal of no more than 300 words, and your CV of no more than 2 pages by February 6, 5pm ET, to sokolina@sbcglobl.net."

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Exhibition: Aaron G. Green and California Organic Architecture
21st January - 28th May 2017, Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA
DATE: 28/5/2017
"Architect Aaron G. Green (1917-2001) FAIA, was one of Organic Architecture’s most talented proponents. Inspired by the complex patterns, rugged textures and varied forms of nature, Organic Modernism offered an alternative to the sharp-edged glass box Modernism known as the International Style. Though he worked primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, Green launched his career in Los Angeles after World War II when the region’s creative energy flourished.
Green’s long independent practice produced Organic designs for custom homes, public housing, churches, schools, and internment facilities. He was widely published in House Beautiful and Architectural Digest. But his additional role as Frank Lloyd Wright’s associate in their joint San Francisco office also placed him at the forefront of some of America’s most visionary architecture during the fruitful final decade of Wright’s life. The graceful Butterfly Wing bridge to cross southern San Francisco Bay was never built, but the equally visionary Marin County Civic Center was; Wright entrusted Green to see it to completion after Wright’s death.
This is the first exhibit of Aaron G. Green’s work to be presented in Southern California."

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Exhibition: Peter Cook. Retrospective
30th October 2016 - 12th February 2017, Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 12/1/2017
"The exhibition Peter Cook. Retrospective is devoted to drawings by the famous British architect who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Peter Cook is without doubt one of the leading figures of the Archigram group and in 2007 was knighted for his contribution to architecture.
The exhibition shows a range of his drawings: from Archigram to CRAB, from 1968 to 2016, from Plug-In City to Hidden City. Some of his drawings are based on actual projects, such the urban planning development for Frankfurt-Oberrad in 1986, Real City: Frankfurt (which remained unrealised); many are rather experiments and utopias, such as Arcadia, Vegetated Lump and Hidden City, where the architecture was inspired by the surrounding vegetation, its beginning and end blurred, merging organically into nature."

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Exhibition: Città e Architetture Industriali - Il Novecento a Modena
24th November 2016 - 3th February 2017, Archivio Storico del Comune di Modena, Palazzo dei Musei, Modena, Italy
DATE: 3/2/2017
"The exhibition CITTÀ E ARCHITETTURE INDUSTRUIALI - Il Novecento a Modena proposes an essential selection of the large material present in the Ornato Particular documents and other funds Historical Archive of the City of Modena, concerning industrial architecture projects realized in the city during the first four decades of the last century.
They are particularly exposed original drawings of buildings that have contributed to economic and social development of the community, and to the formation of the contemporary city, hosting throughout the century a significant part of production and work.Industrial architecture have played a decisive role in the formation of the landscape of our city, yet constantly evolving."

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Conference: Le Corbusier and the Drawing
18:30h, 23rd January 2017, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 23/1/2017
“Danièle Pauly, professor in architecture schools and researcher at the Laboratoire d´Histoire de l´Architecture Contemporaine (LHAC) of the École Nationale Supérieure d´Architecture of Nancy, is the first guest speaker of the cycle of conferences "Aulas de Autor", dedicated in 2016-2017 to the theme "Le Corbusier and Drawing", that will take place between January and July, at the Faculty of Architecture - University of Porto (FAUP).

This will be the first of seven conferences within the cycle "Aulas de Autor" that is starting on January 23, Monday, 6h30 pm, at Sala Plana - FAUP.

The conference of Danièle Pauly is entitled "Si vous avez un crayon à la main, vous comprendrez bien des choses (Le Corbusier)".

The conference will be conducted in French, with consecutive translation.
Free entrance (up to the room´s capacity).”

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Exhibition: Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years At Work
18th January - 4th June 2017, CCA, Montreal, Canada
DATE: 4/6/2017
"The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years At Work highlighting her deep commitment towards the city and the built environment and to intellectual research. From 18 January to 4 June 2017, the CCA´s exhibition halls tell the story of her ideas and her architectural, curatorial and editorial work, with material drawn from the CCA Collection, its institutional archives, and the Phyllis Lambert fonds. 

Lambert herself curates the exhibition, and the materials she has chosen give a chronological account of the great chapters and discoveries of her life: Her early work, the Seagram building, her architectural education and first steps in that profession, the Saidye Bronfman Centre project, photography missions, and conservation and restoration projects, both in Montreal and abroad, leading to the creation of the CCA. The selected archival material will reveal, through a series of case studies in chronological order, the constant radicalism of her life.

Known worldwide as an architect, author, researcher, lecturer, curator, architecture critic, patron of heritage, engaged citizen, activist, and founder of the CCA, Phyllis Lambert is constant in her insistence that "You must build things that express the best qualities of the society in which you live.""

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Exhibition: 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Architecture Biennale 2018
26th May - 25th November 2018, Venice, Italy
DATE: 26/5/2018
The 16th International Architecture Exhibition will be held from May 26th to November 25th 2018.

The Board of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, appointed Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara as curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition.

DOCOMOMO International congratulates the architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for having been appointed the curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition 2018.

DOCOMOMO International wishes the very best success for the organization of one of the most important events in the field of architecture, worldwide.


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Conservation Management Project: Paimio Sanatorium Conservation Management Plan 2016
Ed. Nina Heikkonen, Alvar Aalto Foundation, 2016
DATE: 1/12/2016
The first Conservation Management Plan "Paimio Sanatorium Conservation Management Plan 2016", funded by Getty Fundation is ready and published.

docomomo International wants to congradulates Nina Heikkinen, Tommi Lindh and Jonas Malmber, docomomo FInland members, for this achievement, and the Getty Foundation for having supported it.

"Paimio Sanatorium Conservation Management Plan (CMP) has been made to guide the future use, care and conservation of the Paimio Sanatorium. The objective in preparing of the CMP was to produce documents that bring together already existing historical records of the building, including defining of architectural features, physical analysis and the knowledge of the buildings performance over time to create a long-term strategy for decision-makers, contractors and users regarding conservation and maintenance.
The CMP -project was made possible by the grant awarded by the Getty Foundation as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative, and the restoration grant awarded by the National Board of Antiquities in Finland. Keeping It Modern, an international grant initiative launched in 2014 is devoted to the conservation of significant 20th century architecture around the world. Keeping It Modern supports projects of outstanding architectural significance that promise to advance conservation practices. Grants focus on the creation of conservation management plans that guide long–term maintenance and conservation policies, the thorough investigation of building conditions, and the testing and analysis of modern materials."


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Event: La Arquitectura Hospitalaria y el INER
18th January 2017, at 8h30, School of Architecture, UNAM, Mexico
DATE: 18/1/2017
The cooperative session of the School of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases Ismael Cosío Villegas, will be held on 18th January 2017, at 8h30, Mexico City.

The three publications of the project “Registro del sistema arquitectónico de pabellones en hospitales de América Latina” will be presented, and the exhibition “INER a través del tiempo” will be inaugurated.

The event will be broadcast live on UNAM website and  INER canal
Conference: Landschaft - 14th Karlsruhe International Meeting for Theory and Practice of Architecture
24th February 2017, Department of Architecture at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
DATE: 24/2/2017
LANDSCHAFT
The Modern and the Current Practice


“The concepts of modernity and of the future of landscape is the subject of international exchange on particularly significant architecture and planning of the 20th century, on open space planning, ecology of urban space and societal and cultural change.


At the same time, will be discussed the latest projects and tendencies and ask: "What requirements and strategies are the current and future prospects?"


The lectures and discussions provide the discourse for and with architects, engineers, artists, landscape and urban planners, conservators, politicians and general users of the landscape as urban territory and one of the important topics of this international conferences on the contemporary treatment of modern architecture.


After the Meeting, on 25th February, there will be an excursion to current landscape projects, in Frankfurt.”


More details: pdf below (German)
Call for Curators: 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale edition
31st January 2017, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 31/1/2017
"The Lisbon Architecture Triennale seeks a Chief Curator or Curatorial Team to lead and significantly grow the ambition of the fifth edition to be held in Lisbon, Portugal in the Fall of 2019. This is a unique opportunity to pilot a leading international architecture forum as Lisbon Triennale and to make a major contribution to the development of architectural thinking and practice. Applications from individuals or collectives of any nationality and country of residence are openly invited.

Fee​: 60.000€ (including taxes)

Required Materials to be submitted online before 31 January 2017​:
– Conceptual and thematic curatorial proposal (max. 2500 words);
– Short biography and curriculum vitae identifying a minimum of three own works within the scope of this application (max. 1500 words);
– Short biographies of all elements of the curatorial team (max. 300 words each);


The selection criteria ​will take into account aspects such as relevance of the theme, originality of the proposal, suitability for the triennial´s goals, structure and nature of the curatorial team and candidate´s experience. The selection will be by the​ jury​ composed by the Board of Directors of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale Association and the Chief Curator of the fourth edition.

The Lisbon Triennale will not publicly disclose the applicants’ names nor the applications content, except with the selected candidate. All candidates will be notified during February 2017."

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Call for Papers: African Urban Planning
7th-8th September 2017, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 31/1/2017
"The 2nd International Conference on African Urban Planning, organized by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning - University of Lisbon, in collaboration with the International Planning History Society (IPHS), will be held in Lisbon, on September 7-8, 2017.

It will be a forum for the discussion of the state-of-the-art of research on African Urban Planning, four years after the first conference in 2013.
The Conference will bring together researchers and planners from academia, public and private sectors, and non-governmental organizations, in an effort to present and debate their research on African Urban Planning and to share knowledge, viewpoints, methods, research outcomes and policy ideas.
It is organized around four main themes:
Theme 1 - The History of African Urban Planning
Theme 2 - Learning from African Urban Planning
Theme 3 - Localizing Goal 11 of the SDGs and The New Urban Agenda
Theme 4 - Social and economic challenges and changes in African cities

In each of these themes we welcome country and cross-country approaches, studies of individual cities, and the comparison of African cities or countries with one another, and with those elsewhere, in particular in the Global South.
We invite researchers in the broad area of African urban studies - Planning, Geography, Architecture, History, Anthropology, Archaeology, other Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities - planners, planning consultants, and postgraduate students to present and discuss new evidence and innovative  perspectives on African Urban Planning."

Key Dates:
Abstract submission: 31st January 2017
Abstract selection and notifcation of speakers: 15th March 2017
Conference: 7th and 8th September 2017

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Call for Papers: Colloquium
4th-5th May 2017, Auditório do Arquivo Geral da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DATE: 30/1/2017
The Colloquium O Rio de Janeiro and its urban development: the role of the municipal urban planning sector is part of the proposal for the organization of a thematic dossier to be published in the Revista do Arquivo Geral da cidade do Rio de Janeiro. The Dossier was elaborated from the invitation made by the Editors of the Journal and the proposal is focused on works that deal with the urban development of the city of Rio de Janeiro in its long historical and historiographic duration, including themes and more current problems.
The analytical inputs are the most diverse: the professionals who act within the scope of urban-urban policies within the sphere of local power; the proposals of urban expansion and infrastructure of the territory; urban plans and urban intervention projects; studies on the relationship between urban legal codes and municipal power actions in the field of urban development; the municipal institutions created and their achievements; urban economy, land structure and development; the regional-metropolitan debate in the 1960s and the State of Guanabara, among other possible ones, are the guiding principles of the themes and works.

Key Dates:
Abstract submission: 30th January 2017
Abstract selection and notifcation of speakers: between 1st February and 30th March 2017
Full papers: 10th April 2017
Conference: 4th and 5th May 2017

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Call for Papers: EAHN4: Urban Histories in Conflict
13th-15th June 2017, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem
DATE: 15/1/2017
"We are pleased to announce the EAHN´s third thematic conference Urban Histories in Conflict.On the 50-year anniversary of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem and the contentious unification it legislated,  we ask how can historians account for the predicaments of violence and uneven distributions of power in the built environment, particularly in the face of current worldwide geo-political crises?The conference aims to open up questions about the purpose of writing histories of urban conflicts.  We welcome papers that consider urban conflict and urge investigation into its related aspects of change and heterogeneity.At the heart of the conference will be the question of how eruptions of strife shape architectural and urban histories; and reciprocally, how larger architectural and planning processes, along with the histories that register their impact, intervene in the predicament of con ict. The aim of the conference is to bring together different responses to this predicament from both regional architectural and urban historians and worldwide members of the EAHN."

Key Dates:
Abstract submission: 15th January 2017
Abstract selection and notifcation of speakers: 25th January 2017
Full papers: 1st May 2017
Conference: 13th-15th June 2017
Call for Abstracts: URB/DOCONF 2017: Facing Post-War Urban Heritage in Central and Eastern Europe
6th -7th October 2017, Budapest, Hungary
DATE: 28/2/2017
"The second doctoral conference organised by the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME).
Throughout Europe, current urban challenges are posed by large-scale ensembles of modernity as a result of post-war development on both sides of the Iron Curtain. The urb/doconf 2017 is the second in a series of a doctoral / postdoctoral conference, to be organised on a biannual basis, which will provide a comparative overview of current doctoral research into the physical – built and natural – environment within Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
Those invited include doctoral researchers – doctoral students, candidates or post-doctoral researchers (maximum five years after obtaining the doctorate degree) – specializing in architecture, urban design, urban planning or landscape architecture. The BME Department of Urban Planning and Design wishes to promote cooperation among CEE doctoral institutions, building up a network for future generations of scholars through their specific fields of research."

Key dates:
Submission of abstracts: 28th February 2017
Notification of acceptance: 31st March 2017
Full papers: 31st July 2017
Conference: 6th - 7th October 2017

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Publication: St Peter´s, Cardross - Birth, Death and Renewal
by Diane M Watters, Historic Environment Scotland, 2016
DATE: 30/11/2016
“The ruin of St Peter’s College has sat on a hilltop above the village of Cardross for more than three decades. Over that time, with altars crumbling, graffiti snaking across its walls and nature reclaiming its concrete, it has gained a mythical, cult-like status among architects, preservationists and artists.


St Peter’s only fulfilled its original role as a seminary for 14 years, from 1966 to 1979. As its uncompromising design gave way to prolonged construction and problematic upkeep, the Catholic Church reassessed the role of seminaries, resolving to embed trainee priests not in seclusion, but in communities. Although briefly repurposed as a drug rehabilitation centre, the building was soon abandoned to decay and vandalism.


Ever since, people have argued and puzzled over the future and importance of St Peter’s. It has been called both Scotland’s best and worst twentieth century building, and was category A listed in 1992. One of its architects suggested the idea of ‘everything being stripped away except the concrete itself – a purely romantic conception of the building as a beautiful ruin’. And now in 2016, St Peter’s is renewed as a cultural space through the work of the arts organisation NVA.


In this landmark book, Diane Watters looks at the history of a structure that emerged out of an innovative phase of postwar Catholic church building. She traces the story of an architectural failure which morphed into a tragic modernist myth. This is a historian’s account of the real story of St Peter’s College: an exploration of how one of Scotland’s most singular buildings became one its most troubled – and most celebrated.”


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Call for Papers: IV Seminário Internacional da Academia de Escolas de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de Língua Portuguesa – “A Língua que Habitamos”
25th-28th April 2017, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
DATE: 13/1/2017
A Língua que Habitamos - The Language We Inhabit
The fourth edition of the International Architecture Schools Academy and Portuguese Urbanism Seminar focuses its theme on the importance of Architecture, Urbanism and Design as Cultural Expression, understanding the importance architecture, urbanism and the design process as a synthesis of the technique and cultures´ demonstration, bringing, at the same time, answers to the demands of these cultures and giving contributions to its renewal. To the cultural dimension and common language, research about Architecture, Urbanism and Design on an expressive context, as well as the bounds between the architectural, urban and design realities and the diversities in the Portuguese speaking countries. By exploring this general theme, the seminar celebrates our common roots and the developments that have occurred in them, over time, in different countries and regions, including those of the Portuguese Language.

Key dates:
Paper Submission :20th December 2016 (1st call), 13th January 2017 (2nd call)
Notification of acceptance: until 3rd February 2017
Full papers expected: until 3rd March 2017
Seminar: 25th-28th April 2017

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Call for abstracts: 4th WTA International PhD Symposium
New deadline: 12th January 2017
DATE: 12/1/2017
After successful events in Leuven (2009), Brno (2011) and Stuttgart (2014), WTA Nederland-Vlaanderen  and Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment will organise the 4th WTA International PhD symposium from 13-16 September 2017 in Delft, the Netherlands.

WTA Nederland-Vlaanderen is part of the International WTA Association. The aim of WTA is promoting research and its practical application in the field of building maintenance and preservation of monuments. A primary task here is to transfer the practical experience and to utilize it in order to accelerate the application of new knowledge and
advanced technologies.

The aim of the symposium is to unite PhD candidates, post-docs and other junior researchers conducting research in the field of building conservation. It will provide a forum for PhD candidates to present their research, discuss ongoing PhD studies to support future work and give PhD candidates the opportunity to establish contacts within the international scientific community. The symposium will cover, but is not limited to the following research areas:
- Heritage: durability and sustainability
- Conservation principles, rehabilitation and conservation
- Impact of climate change on cultural heritage
- Building materials and building technologies for preservation
- Analysis and assessment of masonry structures
- Timber construction and historic wooden buildings
- Smart monitoring and non-destructive / minimal invasive testing
- Simulation and modeling methods
- Energy efficiency of historic buildings

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Call for Papers: Modernism Today
10-13 August 2017, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
DATE: 1/1/2017
“The 2017 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will not only take place on the centenary of one of Modernism’s many anni mirabiles, it will also be located in the city renowned for Rembrandt and Spinoza as well as De Stijl and the Amsterdamse School, a city well-known for its daring and usually successful blending of the historical and the modern. We will use this occasion to tackle head-on Modernism’s relation to our present. What does Modernism mean to us today – to us as cultural consumers, as scholarly observers, and as active participants in its projects? Modernism’s own explicit self-identification with the ever-shifting present – “il faut être absolument moderne”, “make it new”, etc. – has always tugged at its historical moorings and resisted standard attempts at periodization. It has challenged us repeatedly to redefine and reconsider the meaning of the term “modernism,” as well as to engage in endless debates about its scope, its internal coherence, and its purview.

Depending on the emphasis and tone with which ‘Modernism Today’ is given voice, it can be understood as descriptive or imperative in a variety of ways. Accordingly, topics for papers on our theme may range widely and include, for example, the following:

- Modernist chronologies
- conceptions of the present in Modernism
- Modernism and new media
- canonization processes
- Modernism and recent developments in critical theory
- the historiography of Modernism
- Modernism and globalization
- current trends in Modernism research
- Modernism in the light of eco-criticism
- the persistence of Modernism
- Modernism in contemporary literature and art
- periodical research and Modernism
- Modernism in the light of geo-criticism
- interdisciplinary Modernism

The conference organizers invite proposals for seminars and pre-conference workshops (now extended to January 1, 2017), panels, roundtables, poster sessions, multimedia/digital exhibitions (due January 13, 2017). We gently encourage proposals relevant to the conference theme and the topics listed above, but welcome panel, seminar, and roundtable proposals on all topics related to modernism. The primary criterion for selection will be the quality of the proposal, not its relevance to the conference theme. We ask that proposals provide complete panels and roundtables. Individuals seeking to create or to participate in a panel or roundtable are encouraged to visit the MSA CFP page or the MSA Facebook page for guidelines to develop and opportunities to promote a panel or roundtable. All proposals requiring A/V equipment must specify those needs. All queries should be directed to MSA19Amsterdam@gmail.com.”

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Events: International Preparatory Events to UIA 2020 Rio
July 2017, 2018 and 2019, UIA 2020 Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DATE: 1/7/2017
Prior to the 27th World Congress of Architects, held from 19 to 25 July, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro, the organization also provides conferences, expositions, courses and fairs. Every year in July, one of the themes gets highlighted.

“1. “All the worlds” - July, 2017 - Downtown Rio de Janeiro
The architecture in diversity and in multiplicity of urban forms and production modes of cities.

The world of Metropolis
Transitoriness, permanence and flows in latin-american metropolis.

The worlds of production
Fragilities, potencies and inequalities in multiple architectures, since the autochthonous to the most sophisticate experiences of buildings, passing through cities of favelas and peripheries and assisted architecture.

The world of innovation
Fair: materials, projects systems, construction systems. About changes and innovation.

2. “Just one world” - July, 2018
3. “Architecture 21” - July, 2019

Programmed events in support to UIA2020RIO
11th São Paulo’s International Architecture Biennale - São Paulo, SP (August 2017)
V ArquiMEMÓRIA - Salvador, Bahia (November 2017)
21st Brazilian Congress of Architects (April 2018)
12th São Paulo’s International Architecture Biennale - São Paulo, SP (August 2019)”

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Event: Donation of Alfredo Matos Ferreira’s archive to Fundação Marques da Silva
20th December 2016, 18h, Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 20/12/2016
On 20th December, will be formalized the donation of the Portuguese Architect Alfredo Matos Ferreira’s archive to Fundação Marques da Silva, in a contract that will be signed between FIMS, represented by its President, Prof. Maria de Fátima Marinho, and the heirs of Alfredo Matos Ferreira. The session will feature interventions by Architects Álvaro Siza, António Menéres, Sergio Fernandez, Dr. Mário Brochado Coelho and his granddaughter, the designer Joana Matos Ferreira de Sá.

To point out the moment, the exhibition "Terra d´Alva", the first module of a series of actions based on the work and the figure of Alfredo Matos Ferreira, will be inaugurated. It will be at Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva until 13th February, 2017, the release date of the book Memória.

Free entry. Limited capacity venue.

More details: website (Portuguese)
Call for Papers: Built Heritage: A Cultural Impulse for Urban and Rural Development
7-10 April 2017, 2017 International Academic Forum, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
DATE: 25/12/2016
“Built Heritage in the international context includes architectural, urban and landscape heritage in urban and rural environments, containing a variety of historical and cultural information. Under the huge influence of globalization and informational networks, the demands for social and economic sustainability pose the challenges of how to deal with the production of built heritage in its historical environment, and how to understand the conservation of built heritage in relationship with future urban and rural development.
In order to face these new challenges, and due to growing attention from academia and society, there is a need for new discussion forums around the preservation and regeneration of built heritage. Therefore, the Architectural Society of China and Tongji University will host the International Academic Forum, Built Heritage: A Cultural Impulse for Urban and Rural Development. During this event, the organization will have the opportunity to celebrate the inauguration of The Academic Committee of Urban and Rural Built Heritage of the Architectural Society of China, and the presentation of the Built Heritage Journal.”

Topics:
Heritage Regeneration
Heritage Preservation
Heritage and Society

Held from 7-10 April 2017 at College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai.

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Call for Registrations: Post-human urbanity: A biosynthetic future on Namsan
28 February 2017, Organizing Committee of UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress, Korea
DATE: 28/2/2017
“Registrations are still open for the international ideas competition for students and young designers organized for the 2017 UIA World Congress in Seoul, Korea.

The competition calls for ideas focusing on biosynthetic ecology as a vehicle for urban regeneration, and reflects the Metropolitan Government of Seoul’s new emphasis on building community engagement in sustainable urban regeneration.  Participants are expected to examine Haebangchon, known as “Liberation Village,” a village in Namsan scheduled for conversion to a large urban park.  In the last century, the 2.04 km2 region, whose administrative name is Yongsandong 2-g, was used as a shooting range for Japanese soldiers, a settlement for migrants from North Korea in 1945, a shanty town and, following the industrialisation of the 1970S, a home for urban migrants.  By 2015, the area had a population of 12 000 and calls to convert it into a wildlife reserve were harshly criticized.  The Seoul Metropolitan Government is now planning a more gradual urban regeneration with participation community that will build upon the existing urban fabric while revitalizing the local economy.

Competitors are asked to express their vision for an organic habitat, in which humans and their urban infrastructure co-exist harmoniously with the natural environment.  Key focus points include post-human diversity, biosynthetic diversity, social sustainability and urban regeneration.

The official language of the competition is English and it is open to students enrolled in universities or young designers in any field with less than 10 years experience.  Multidisciplinary teams cannot have more than 3 members and entrants must prove their eligibility.  There is a non-refundable of 50 USD.


PRIZES

- 1st Prize (1 team): 5,000,000 KW and certificate
- 2nd Prize (2 teams): 2,500,000 KW and certificate
- 3rd Prize (5 teams): 1,000,000 KW and certificate
Honourable Mentions (20 teams): Certificate”

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Exhibition: Drawing the Line: Maps and the 20th Century
12 December 2016-1 March 2017, The British Library, London, UK
DATE: 1/3/2017
“The British Library, London, is currently showing an exhibtion about the development of maps and their importance particularly during the past century. Titled Drawing the Line: Maps and the 20th Century, the exhibition is a display "of extraordinary maps looks at the important role they played" during the last 100 years, with its two World Wars, the moon landings and the digital revolution. The exhibition "sheds new light on familiar events and spans conflicts, creativity, the ocean floor and even outer space."

The fascinating display focusses heavily on the use of maps in times of war and for political purposes. An US-American map (pictured), for example, features Berlin in the centre, showing distances in concentric circles to illustrate the impact of a nuclear bomb hit in the German capital on the neighbouring areas of Africa and Eurasia. 20th urban planning also features in the exhibition, including Ebenezer Howard´s Garden City drawing from 1898 (next to a screen showing the 1989 computer game SimCity) and Patrick Abercrombie´s 1944 Greater London Plan.

The show is on display daily until 01 March 2017, except for 24 to 28 December and 01 and 02 January. Full price tickets cost 12 £.”

Original text by Docomomo Scotland
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Call for Papers: Interfaces: Architecture. Engineering. Science
25-28 September 2017, IASS WG17 Historic Spatial Structures, Hamburg, Germany
DATE: 15/1/2017
“The IASS International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, founded by Eduardo Torroja in 1959, organizes annual symposia in different parts of the World aiming to achieve further progress through an interchange of ideas among all those interested in lightweight structural systems such as lattice, tension, membrane, and shell structures. This year IASS 2017 Annual Symposium will be held in Hamburg, Germany during 25-28 September 2017.  The theme of the symposium will be "Interfaces: Architecture. Engineering. Science".

IASS WG17 on Historic Spatial Structures, dedicated to the identification, documentation, and preservation of historic spatial structures of recent heritage, will organize two Sessions during IASS2017 Hamburg Symposium on:

1.         Identification and Documentation of Historic Spatial Structures
2.         Assessment and Preservation of Historic Spatial Structures

The IASS WG17 Historic Spatial Structures seeks submissions from academia, government, industry and consultants presenting novel research results and case studies related to practical and theoretical aspects of preservation.

IASS WG17 would like to [Docomomo´s] members to attend IASS2017 Symposium in Hamburg and submit paper(s) to be presented in one or two of the above mentioned IASS WG17 Sessions. Abstract submission is extended to January 15, 2017.”

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Exposition: L’Esprit du Bauhaus
19 October 2016-26 February 2017, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, France
DATE: 26/2/2017
“The exhibition begins by exploring the Bauhaus’s sources, ranging from the organization of the construction of the cathedrals and the arts of Asia to the German avant-garde, the British Arts & Crafts movement and the Viennese utopias, including the Wiener Werkstätte.
When he created the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar, Walter Gropius was pursuing Henry Van de Velde’s ambition to forge an alliance of industry, modernity and the aesthetics of the Deutscher Werkbund, (an association of architects and industrialists of which he and Peter Behrens were members). This concept stemmed directly from the ideas forged by William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement, for whom art had to respond to the needs of society, and for whom the traditional distinction between the fine arts and craftsmanship was obsolete. In his manifesto, Gropius radicalized these ideas, making them the core of the school’s pedagogy because “there is no essential difference between artist and the artisan.” To fully illustrate this, emblematic objects by William Morris, Henry Van de Velde, Peter Behrens, and artists from the Wiener Werkstätte such as Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann, will be displayed alongside works produced by the Bauhaus.”

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Exposition: Rob Mallet-Stevens: Paris - Bruxelles - Hyères
15 November 2016-12 February 2017, CIVA, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 12/2/2017
Robert Mallet-Stevens is one of the most important figures of the French interbellum architecture. Well-known designs by him are Villa Noailles in Hyères, Villa Cavrois near Rijsel and all the city palaces in rue Mallet-Stevens in Paris.

At the exhibition the range of activities carried out by Mallet-Stevens can be admired by seeing his drawings, photo’s, historical documents, furniture and textile. There are also lectures and film projections provided, as well as children’s entertainment.

Mallet-Stevens comes from an important Belgian family of artists, art critics and art collectors. His grandfather was the critic Arthur Stevens, brother of painter Alfred Stevens, and his aunt Suzanne married Adolphe Stoclet, the man who let built the Stocletpalace. This place would turn out to be of great significance to the then young Robert.

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Call for Papers: JDS #29 In History And Theory of Architecture
8 February 2017, Doctoral Seminar, KU Leuven, Campus Sint-Lucas, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 15/12/2016
“For the 29th time, the architecture faculties and departments of Gent University, KU Leuven, the University of Antwerp, the University of Hasselt, the Free University Brussels (VUB), the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), the University of Liège and the University of Louvain are organizing a Joint Doctoral Seminar in the History and Theory of Architecture.

This edition runs in conjunction with the international conference ‘Theory’s History’ that will take place at the Brussels Royal Academy on February 9-10, 2017. For this reason, this JDS session will preferably host papers that connect with the conference’s theme; i.e. we particularly welcome papers dealing with theoretical issues from a historical perspective.

The seminar will feature two types of presentations:

- Lightning Talks (5’) presenting recently started PhD work. There is no limit to the number oflightning talks.
- Full paper presentations (20’) of advanced PhD research. Exceptionally, this JDS will be limited to halfa day only. Consequently, there is room for only 4 to 5 paper presentations, commented by thekeynote speakers of the Theory’s History conference.

After the JDS, participants are welcome to join the opening lecture of the ‘Theory’s History’ Conference by Lucasz Stanek at 18h, same venue.

Calendar/Procedure

For the Lightning Talks: send an abstract (300 w) of your PhD project along with the permission of your thesis advisor. For the paper presentations, presenters will be selected on the basis of 1) an abstract (300 w), clearly outlining the topic and working hypothesis of the paper; 2) a statement regarding the methodological or conceptual issues the candidates wishes to discuss with the referee. The requested materials should be send to annefrancoise.morel@kuleuven.be before 15/12/2016. Selected participants will be notified by 22/12/2016. Selected presenters must send their work to their respective referees at least two weeks before the JDS. Failing to do so will result in cancelling your participation.

Venue

JDS #29 will take place at Paleizenstraat 70, B-1030 Brussels from 14-17h, the same venue as the Theory’s History conference opening session. The campus is only a 10’ walk from Brussels North Station. Tram line n°93 has a stop right in front of the building (Lefranq). There is no easy of free car parking in the immediate surroundings. Admission is free.

Scientific Committee

David Vanderburgh (UCL), Henry Pouillon (UCL), Rajesh Heynickx (KU Leuven), Sven Sterken (KU Leuven), Anne-Françoise Morel (KU Leuven), Rika Devos (ULB), Judith le Maire (ULB), Inge Bertels (VUB).

For any inquiries about JDS #29, contact sven.Sterken@kuleuven.be”

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Exposition: Axel Ghyssaert, Modern Wonen In en Rond Brugge
December 2016-8 January 2017, Stadsarchief Brugge, Bruges, Belgium
DATE: 8/1/2017
Until the 8th of January 2017, you can visit an exposition about the houses designed by architect Axel Ghyssaert (1933) in the city archive of Bruges, Belgium. His houses were mostly built in the 60s and in the beginning of the 70s. The designs are sleek but with the aim of comfortable living. He also created buildings that lay emphasis on the relation between the in- and outside.

The exposition is created together with the Architecture Archive/Sint-Lukasarchive by Jos Vandenbreeden and Sophie Gentens (curator). The archive can be visited every day of the week between 9.30-12.30 and between 13.30 and 17.00.

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Publications: On Post-War Housing in Brussels
by multiple authors of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium, 2016
DATE: 1/11/2016
“The first book deals with the student homes on the VUB-campus in Elsene, designed by architect Willy Van Der Meeren in 1971-1973 (by Stephanie Van de Voorde, Ine Wouters and Inge Bertels, ISBN 978-94-91912-061).

The second book focuses on the apartment building Miramar in Sint-Joost-ten-Node, designed by architect Claude Laurens (Stephanie Van de Voorde, Tristan Boniver et al., ISBN 978-94-91912-078).

By means of the analysis of these two case studies and their building history, the publications shed light on the building materials that were applied in the post-war period. As such, they can contribute to a better understanding of the qualities of our post-war heritage, in view of safeguarding their future and support respectful renovation strategies. Indeed, the post-war heritage finds itself under great pressure today: the heritage value thereof is not always recognized and its future is often uncertain.

These 2 new publications are a follow-up to a trilingual publication on building materials that were applied in post-war housing in Brussels (1945-1975), published in December 2015 (Stephanie Van de Voorde, Inge Bertels, Ine Wouters, ISBN 978-94-91912-047). This book can, together with additional documentation, be consulted and downloaded on www.postwarbuildingmaterials.be.

The publications resulted from a research project conducted within the framework of the research platform BrusselsRetrofitXL, financed by Innoviris (www.innoviris.be).”

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Call for Papers: OASE 99 - The Architecture (Museum) Effect
15 January 2017, OASE Journal for Architecture
DATE: 15/1/2017
“This OASE issue considers the often unacknowledged agency of the architecture museum in shaping architectural discourse and practice while also questioning existing assumptions and investigating the changing context and agency for these institutions. However, the upcoming issue will be not only focus on international well-known institutions as the DAM and the MoMA, that are established within advanced metropolitan centers, but equally take a look into institutions that operate in developing countries.
How are architecture museums adapting to changing patterns of production and consumption of architecture and cultural events? How can these institutions mediate the relation between the general public and architecture?  What role should they play in current architecture culture? What is the agency of a disciplinary archive in these institutions? How can these institutions foster inclusive public spheres for architecture? How are spectacle and imagery problematized within these institutions? How can collection and exhibition advance architecture? How do these institutions engage with political and economic power structures? How do emerging and established institutions diverge in their approach and praxis? By engaging all these, and other pressing issues, this OASE issue will clear the ground and provide a framework for understanding the present condition and project the future for architecture museums.

To engage with these and other pressing issues, we invite contributions that reflect on the practices of particular institutions and/or reveal emerging trends across the field. We invite contributions that productively collide theory and practice, specifically, contributions that reveal rather than smooth the breaks, difficulties, tensions, and discontinuities, within and between architecture museums, their history and their future.

The aim of OASE 99 is establish a working understanding of architecture museums as institutions and nodes in architecture’s cultural apparatus. To engage critically with different perspectives and use historical and theoretical grounding to uncover the presence and relevance of architecture museums institutions in contemporary architecture culture.

Proposals for contributions should be submitted by email to issue editors Sergio M. Figueiredo (S.M.Figueiredo@tue.nl) and Hüsnü Yegenoglu (h.h.yegenoglu@tue.nl) by 15 JANUARY 2017, 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 300 words).”

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Conference: Legitimating Tradition
17-20 December 2016, Kuwait University, Kuwait
DATE: 17/12/2016
The Fifteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) is themed "Legitimating Tradition" and will be held from December 17 - 20, 2016 in Kuwait.

“In contemporary contexts of globalization, political conflict, and dynamic social and cultural change, legitimacy is often invoked, questioned, or challenged by various actors to achieve certain ends. This conference seeks to ask: What role does tradition play in legitimating practices that produce place-based or placeless built environments?

Recent IASTE conferences have explored the role of subjectivity, authorship, and power in the construction of traditions in space and place. These themes often implied processes of legitimation that affect the built environment in ways that are sometimes more hidden and sometimes more obvious. This conference will seek to address this issue and to uncover how traditions that relate to the production of the built environment have been legitimated or used as tools of political and social legitimation.”

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Congress: Built Heritage Conservation
26-30 June 2017, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
DATE: 26/6/2017
Built heritage rehabilitation has been growing significantly in Portugal and it is a sector intrinsically linked to tourism and city management phenomena.

In the context of the Built Heritage Conservation Graduation of University of Aveiro, the Built Heritage Conservation Congress will be held from 26th to 30th June 2017.

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Exhibition: Ciudad Duhart
21 November 2016, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile
DATE: 21/11/2016
Duhart City has been the result of a hypothesis on the relationship between architecture and urbanism. It proposes an interpretation of the architectures invented and projected by Emilio Duhart as configurators of a possible idea of civic and urban form, imagined by himself.

The reunion of a restricted number of works and projects made with other architects, as well as with other professors and students. The analytical drawings-graphic interpretations-show the conceptions of new urbanity in each case. The verification of the possibilities of repetition of these projects on the basis of the Spanish foundation grid in America appears as a theoretical model capable of accounting for a project interpretation underlying each case, which was both architectural and urban.

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Call for Abstracts: Urban Heritage Activism
16-17 March 2017, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 18/12/2016
“The main focus is urban heritage, understood in the broad sense of the term –buildings, cultural practices, artistic inquiries, archives –considered especially in postcolonial contexts. Questions of architectural preservation, ‘shared’ heritage and the role of institutions, and most importantly: looking at responses ‘from below’ (community activism) are key topics, but we encourage applicants from all disciplines to apply.
Simulizi Mijini is an exchange program organised by the Habitat Unit (TU Berlin), chair for international urbanism and design, in collaboration with Ardhi University (Dar es Salaam, Tanazania), Zentrum fuer Kunst und Urbanistik (Berlin), Nafasi Art Space (Dar).”

Deadline: 18 December 2016.

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Call for Papers: Inflection Journal Volume 4
Inflection: Journal of the Melbourne School of Design, Australia
DATE: 19/12/2016
“How does an understanding of architecture as occupying a point on a journey between existence and extinction shift our approach to the practices of conceiving and making space? A thorough examination of permanence in architecture will reflect upon past, present and future modes of practice; it considers the ruin and the monument, the pavilion and the ´pop-up´, the owner and the tenant, the creator and the context.

Inflection journal vol.4 invites submissions from students, academics and professionals to explore and unpack the complex inter-relationship between permanence / impermanence in architectural discourse. We welcome both academic and practice-oriented written pieces (up to 3000 words), visual essays, interviews and fictional works that engage with the issue in relation to architecture, design and their related fields.”

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Call for Papers: Third International Symposium
3-4 April 2017, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris/Rennes, France
DATE: 8/1/2017
“This call for papers is for the third of three international events planned by the Mapping.Crit.Arch Project to foster scholarship on the history of architectural criticism and facilitate exchanges between scholars active in this field of research.

After the first workshop (Université Rennes 2 and Archives de la critique d’art, Rennes, January 2016), centered on the relationship of criticism to “public opinion” and on criticism as an autonomous discipline, the second workshop (Università di Bologna, October 2016) focused on the actors and “vehicles” of architectural criticism.
This third international symposium, to be held in Paris (Institut national d’histoire de l’art) and Rennes on April 3rd and 4th, 2017, intends to debate two key questions related to the geographies of criticism: what are criticism’s disciplinary boundaries and which territories has criticism shared from the last decades of the 19th to the end of the 20th century with other disciplines.
In the first place, the symposium interrogates the overlapping of architectural criticism with different kinds of architectural writing, in particular those pertaining to architectural history and theory, but also those stemming from disciplines as diverse as sociology, anthropology, and philosophy.
The symposium is equally aimed at highlighting the relationships, the common terrains, and the conceptual tools that architectural criticism has in common with other genres of criticism, such as art criticism, music or film criticism, and literary criticism.
The term “territory” is used here to refer primarily to the various disciplinary fields on which criticism relies and from which it borrows its concepts and patterns of interpretation, as well as its intellectual tools. The term “boundary”, for its part, is used to denote the zones of exchange and confrontation between criticism, history, theory and other types of writing on architecture, as well as between architectural criticism and other forms of criticism. The main aim of the symposium is to map these territories and delineate these boundaries.
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Abstracts in English of maximum 300 words, accompanied by a short CV including name, affiliation and a list of selected publications (all in one file in word or rtf format), must be sent by January, 8th to:
mappingcritarch@gmail.com
Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by January 22nd.”

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Call for Papers: Research and Education in Urban History in the Age of Digital Libraries
30-31 March 2017, Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB), Dresden, Germany
DATE: 15/1/2017
“We kindly invite you to submit a contribution to the workshop on “Research and education in urban history in the age of digital libraries” and the conference „Digital Encounters with Cultural Heritage“. The event will take place in Dresden, Germany on March 30-31, 2017.

Urban history, drawing on architectural heritage and cultural history, is one of the key areas in digital humanities. Regarding to that research interest, digital libraries play an important role, especially for visual media like photographs, paintings, or drawings, but also for physical and virtual models. Due to the wide field of possible research, different approaches, methods and technologies have emerged – and are still emerging.
For a long time funding priorities for digital cultural heritage in general—and digital supported research on urban history in the EU and in Germany in particular—focused primarily on technological aspects. […]
The purpose of the workshop is to concentrate on the area of tension between the fields of culture, technologies and education. We aim to discuss crucial challenges for further research and encourage debate. We would like to invite contributions on theoretical and methodological issues, application scenarios and projects, as well as novel approaches and tools.

We expect to receive original contributions in one of two formats:

a) FULL PAPER presenting research outcomes (20 pages)
b) PROJECT PAPER presenting research approaches, ongoing research or theoretical perspectives (15 pages)

Please submit an extended abstract of 1500-1700 words in PDF format by January 15, 2016”

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Call for Papers: Fabrications: Way Out Down Under
JSAHANZ, Vol. 27, No.3
DATE: 14/3/2017
“This issue of Fabrications invites contributions that add to the scholarship on countercultural ideals and practices explored outside their traditional geographic imaginary, particularly in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and South-East Asian regions. It anticipates papers that extend historical understanding of the diverse set of experimental and subversive architectural projects, conceptual work, pedagogical initiatives, exhibitions and publications that can be connected to the countercultural radicalism of the 1960s and 1970s. While American, particularly West Coast, spatial practices were highly influential, they were never absorbed wholesale, but rather as a mediation between the local and the global. For this issue, we welcome submissions that explore the translation of concepts, attitudes and practices - the sustained experimentation in new temporal localities, and local adaption.

Questions to be explored might include: How did local cultural legacies inform countercultural architecture? What was the role of countercultural experimentation in defining and popularizing ecological ideals in architecture? How was fascination with South and East Asian spirituality manifested in counterculture environments? What were the dynamics of cultural transfer between radical and mainstream architecture practices? What role did alternative publishing networks play? How was spatial production important to an urban politics of occupation and creative transformation? How might methodological and disciplinary innovations reconfigure narratives about countercultural architecture, its heritage structures, and its cultural outcomes?

Guidelines for Authors

Papers should be submitted online at www.edmgr.com/rfab by the due date identified above.

The Editors consider essays of 6000 to 9000 words (including endnotes). Papers should be submitted as Word documents with an abstract (200 words) at the beginning of the paper.  Abstracts are published at the beginning of papers. Please provide images and image captions with the paper.

All papers published in Fabrications are blind peer-refereed by two readers.

Instructions for authors can be found on the journal homepage.

Proposals for reports or for reviews of books, exhibitions and other events of interest to the membership of SAHANZ can be made to the editors, Stuart King [stuart.king@utas.edu.au] and Anoma Pieris [apieris@unimelb.edu.au].”

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Conference: Picturesque Modernities. Architectural Regionalism as a Global Process (1890-1950)
30 November - 2 December 2016, German Center for Art History, Hôtel Lully, 45, rue des Petits-Champs, 75001 Paris, France
DATE: 30/11/2016
“In the last twenty years, architectural historiography approached regionalism as a pan-European movement between 1890 and 1950 which, as a flipside of the International Modern Movement with its rationalist and cosmopolitan agenda, helped to reinforce regional identities through the language of regionalist building styles. When European nation states such as France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Germany etc. entered a late-modern phase of political saturation and a stronger need of cultural self-definition, architectural regionalism emerged as a polymorphic set of artistic strategies: fostered either by centralist regimes to stabilize the national project through a higher (however controlled) valorisation of its peripheral elements, or by centrifugal forces towards provincial independence.
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To facilitate the discussion of structural analogies and connections across those divides, the presentations will address the […] questions on agency and process beyond a mere stylistic analysis
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The international conference in French, English and German will take place from 30 November to 2 December 2016 at the German Center for Art History in Paris. It is a collaborative exercise between the Cluster of Excellence ´Asia and Europe in a Global Context – The Dynamics of Transculturality´ at Heidelberg University (and its project "Picturesque Modernities", directed by Michael Falser/Global Art History), the German Centre of Art History in Paris (directed by Thomas Kirchner), the University of Poitiers (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en histoire, histoire de l’art et musicologie/CRIHAM, with its project "Corpus numérique du patrimoine architectural en région", directed by Nabila Oulebsir), the Centre André Chastel (CNRS/University Paris-Sorbonne, directed by Alexandre Gady) and the Association d’Histoire de l’Architecture (directed by Jean-Baptiste Minnaert/University Paris-Sorbonne).

This conference is the second event after the International Conference "Picturesque Eye. Framing Regionalist Art Forms in Late Empires (1900-1950)" which took place in Vienna/Austria in December 2015.

After the 1,5-day conference at the German Center for Art History Paris, a half-day workshop for PhD-candidates will take place in the INHA (Institut national d´histoire de l´art).

The conference is open to the public.

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Exhibition Opening: World Histories of Architecture
14 December 2016, Zentralinstitut fuer Kunstgeschichte, Raum 242, II. OG, Munich, Germany
DATE: 14/12/2016
“Histories of architecture covering the whole world were (and are still being) published from the beginning of the eighteenth century until today. Paradigms, approaches and theories changed dramatically during this period. From the comparative histories of religion and culture of the Enlightenment to the national and imperial narratives of the nineteenth century, from the racist and völkisch models of interpretation up to decolonization and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage – concepts about architecture, nature, and origins always play a prominent role. The workshop will discuss authors and theories on the day of the opening of the exhibition “Weltgeschichten der Architektur. Ursprünge, Narrative, Bilder 1700-2016."

Program

14.00h
Welcome and Coffee

14.30h
Matteo Burioni (LMU/ZI)
Introduction

14.45h
Caroline van Eck (University of Cambridge)
Polychromy, tatouage and cannibalism: Gottfried Semper and the foundations of a world history of architecture

15.30h
Henrik Karge (TU Dresden)
Kugler, Schnaase, Lübke - das Zusammenspiel globaler Kunst- und Architekturgeschichte um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts

16.15h
Petra Brouwer (University of Amsterdam)
The invention of a genre: James Fergusson’s Handbook of Architecture (1855)

17.00h
Exhibition Preview

18.15h
Gauvin Alexander Bailey (Queen’s University)
Architecture in the French Atlantic World, 1608-1828: Utopianism and Intransigence in a Paper Empire”

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Call for Abstracts: Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?
22-23 June 2017, University of Derby, UK
DATE: 1/3/2017
“The complexity of our cities is well documented. The economies they are based on are multiple. Some are growing exponentially, others are shrinking. Some pride themselves on architectural heritage, others are seeking to build and rebrand. Some are old, some are new. Inevitably their urban fabrics vary.  The communities that live in these places reflect these conditions. Some are are long-standing, others are new and in-formation. Sometimes they are active, on occasion homogenous. More generally they are diverse. These communities need, and want, a say in their futures. Some are well connect and affluent, others suffer deprivation and social exclusion. A constant in the mist of this complexity is their need to be housed – whether by themselves, the market, or governments.

This conference seeks to explore how the three issues of city development, sense of community and housing need, all combine to make lives in our cities livable – or not. How will our urban environments change in the near future? Are the cities we live in now likely to contract or expand? How will these changes impact on communities and the way they are housed? Will new technologies facilitate community engagement with planning? Will resident voices be heard by planners? Will unaffordable housing turn some cities into enclaves of the wealthy, or will the private sector and personal preference gate our communities?

[…]

Key Dates:
01 March 2017 - Abstract Submissions
01 April 2017 -   Abstract Feedback
01 June 2017 -   Registration closes
22 – 23 June 2017 - Conference
01 July 2017 -  Full Paper Submissions (where applicable)
01 November 2017 - Feedback for publication
01 December 2017 - Publication of Full papers begins”

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Call for Proposals/International Workshop: Territories of Faith. Religion, Urban Planning and Demographic Change in Post-War Europe, 1945 – 1975.
23 December 2016, research group Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past (ARP) of KU Leuven and KADOC, Belgium
DATE: 23/12/2016
“The research group Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past (ARP) of KU Leuven and KADOC, the Documentation and Research Centre on Religion, Culture and Society of KU Leuven, are organizing an international workshop on 3 – 4 July 2017 in Leuven on religion, urban planning and demographic change in post-war Europe as a prelude to an edited volume on this topic, to be published by an international academic press.

For more details, please visit the webpage of the full Call for Papers: Territories of Faith Workshop.

For any inquiries, please contact eva.weyns@kuleuven.be.”

Deadline submitting a paper: 23 December 2016

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Conference: Mies van der Rohe und die Bildlichkeit der Architektur
2-3 December 2016, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen, Germany
DATE: 2/12/2016
“Symposium in cooperation with Lutz Robbers, Ph.D. (Jade Hochschule Oldenburg), with Dietrich Neumann, Claire Zimmerman, Martino Stierli and others. The artistic, social, and technological conditions relating to the pictorial works and design techniques of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe demand close attention. The collages/ montages pose the question if architectural pictoriality is in fact fundamentally different to that of other forms of the pictorial. Can artistic, literary, or cinemato-graphic experiments with montages and collages simply be adopted and integrated into architecture – or is architectural pictoriality something very specific?

Friday, 02.12.2016
10.00 Official welcome, Dr. Andreas Beitin
10.15 Introduction to the topic of the conference, Lutz Robbers, Ph.D.

Session 1: Kontexte, Bildkulturen, Bildtechniken
10.30 Sabine Kriebel (Inst. für Kunstgeschichte an der UC Cork)
„Ein ruhiger Gesamteindruck“: Montage’s Affective Modalities and Mies
11.15 Prof. Dr. Edward Dimendberg (University of California, Irvine)
From Abstract Film to the Architectural Promenade

12.00 Discussion
12.30 Lunch

Session 2: Blick, Sichtbarkeit, Bildlichkeit / Image, Vision, Visuality
14.00 Dr. Martino Stierli (Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA):
The Visuality of Space and the Space of Vision: On Mies van der Rohe’s Photomontages
14.45 Prof. Dr. Dietrich Neumann (Brown University, Providence):
Mies’ ‚Fotomontagen‘ im Umfeld ihrer Zeit
15.30 Prof. Dr. Wolf Tegethoff (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München):
Im rechten Blickwinkel besehen: Zum Standort des Betrachters in den Raumkonzeptionen Mies van der Rohes
16.15 Discussion

16.45 Break, Coffee and exhibition visit
19.00 Dinner

Saturday 03.12.2016
Session 3: Fallstudien / Case Studies
10.00 Jan Frohburg (University of Limerick)
„…radikal und konservativ in einem“ –Die Concert Hall-Collage von 1942
10.45 Birgit Hammers (Inst. fü Kunstgeschichte der RWTH Aachen)
Die manipulierte Stadt. Mies van der Rohes Entwurfsmontagen im Kontext der 1920er Jahre
11.30 Andreas Marx / Paul Weber
Die Lokalisierung von Mies’ Projekten zu einem Glashochhaus (1922) und einem Büohaus in Eisenbeton (1923) sowie ihre Implikationen
12.15 Discussion

12.45 Lunch

Session 4: Montage, Architektur, Medien
14.00 Dr. Pablo Gallego Picard (University of A Coruña)
Poetic Translations: A Walk Along Mies van der Rohe ‘s 1921 Friedrichstrasse: Architecture, Photography and Cinema
14.45 Prof. Dr. Claire Zimmerman (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Mies and Hitchcock, Dismantling the Fascist Image
15.30 Lutz Robbers, Ph.D. (Jade Hochschule Oldenburg)
WYSIWYG? Mies, Montage and Mimesis

16.15 Final panel discussion”

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Call for Applicants: urbanHist 15 PhD Positions
15 December, 2016, European Joint Doctorate Programme urbanHist
DATE: 15/12/2016
“The European Joint Doctorate Programme urbanHist, 20th Century European Urbanism announces 15 PhD positions running for 36 months between 2017 and 2020 at 4 European universities in Germany, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

UrbanHist is an integrated research and doctorate programme funded by the European Union in the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action. It aims to develop and sustainably promote a joint understanding of 20th century European Urbanism. UrbanHist offers a unique opportunity to 15 early stage researches to investigate various topics related to comprehensive studies on the history of european urbanism in the twentieth century. The 15 early stage researchers will receive multidisciplinary training from high-profile academics and practitioners and will be awarded a double degree of two of the four universities. For the duration of 36 months, they will be employed at the hosting university.

The programme is run by a consortium of universities in co-operation with institutions and companies operating in the fields of planning, urban design, architecture, management, history etc. The Consortium is formed by Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Germany), Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (Sweden), Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) and Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach (Slovakia). At each of these universities, 4 respectively 3 PhD positions are offered, you find an overview attached.”

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Winner Announcement: 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize
5 December 2016, World Monuments Fund, New York, US
DATE: 5/12/2016
“The 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize is awarded to the team behind the preservation and rehabilitation of the Justus van Effen complex in Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Molenaar & Co. architecten, Hebly Theunissen architecten, and landscape architect Michael van Gessel. The award recognizes the architectural significance of the Justus van Effen complex, the quality of the conservation work performed by the winning team of architects, and the commitment of the architects and the complex owner to recognizing the value of social housing.”

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Exhibition: Cuban Architects At Home and In Exhile: The Modernist Generation
4 November 2016-26 February 2017, Coral Gables Museum, Miami, US
DATE: 26/2/2017
“This scholarly exhibit will be the first to examine the lives and work of mid-20th-century Cuban architects in both Cuba and abroad. Visitors will see original documents, drawings, photographs, letters and other ephemera from public and private collections. Many artifacts come from straight the personal collections of Cuban architects and their families. Lending institutions include CINTAS Foundation, the Bacardi Archives, HistoryMiami, the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami, Miami Dade College, and University of Pennsylvania. Videos will portray the Cuban architects’ private lives, examples of Cuban architecture throughout the island, and details about the events in 1959 that affected the profession and teaching of architecture in Cuba. Co-curated by Victor Deupi and Jean-François Lejeune from University of Miami School of Architecture.”

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Exhibition: How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior
23 April 2017, MoMA, New York, US
DATE: 23/4/2017
“Since the Department of Architecture and Design was first established in the early 1930s, the Museum´s curators, guided by a belief in the power of design to shape everyday experiences and perceptions, have focused on the question “How should we live?” as one of the most vital issues in contemporary design.

How Should We Live? explores the complex collaborations, materials, and processes that have shaped the modernist interior, with a focus on specific environments—domestic interiors, re-created exhibition displays, and retail spaces—from the 1920s to the 1950s. The exhibition brings together over 200 works, drawn from MoMA´s Architecture and Design collection as well as the Library, Drawings and Prints, Painting and Sculpture, Film, and Photography. Rather than concentrating on isolated masterworks, attention is given to the synthesis of design elements within each environment, and to the connection of external factors and attitudes—aesthetic, social, technological, and political—that these environments reflect.”

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Exhibition: One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers
2 April 2017, MoMA, New York, US
DATE: 2/4/2016
“Josef Albers (American, born Germany, 1888–1976) is a central figure in 20th-century art, both as a practitioner and as a teacher at the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale University. Best known for his iconic series Homages to the Square, Albers made paintings, drawings, and prints and designed furniture and typography. The least familiar aspect of his extraordinary career is his inventive engagement with photography, which was only discovered after his death. The highlight of this work is undoubtedly the photocollages featuring photographs he made at the Bauhaus between 1928 and 1932. At once expansive and restrained, this remarkable body of work anticipates concerns that Albers would pursue throughout his career: seriality, perception, and the relationship between handcraft and mechanical production.

The first serious exploration of Albers’s photographic practice occurred in a modest exhibition at MoMA in 1988, The Photographs of Josef Albers. In 2015, the Museum acquired 10 photocollages by Albers—adding to the two donated by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation almost three decades ago—making its collection the most significant anywhere outside the Foundation. This installation celebrates both this landmark acquisition and the publication of One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers, which focuses exclusively on this deeply personal and inventive aspect of Albers’s work and makes many of these photocollages available for the first time.”

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Exhibition: Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation
15 September, 2016-31 December, 2016, Graham Foundation, Illinois, US
DATE: 15/9/2016
“This exhibition examines the work of Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji through the collection of his original photographs and building documents held at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. With the work of his architectural office, Iraq Consult, and in his other professional and intellectual roles, Chadirji became a pivotal cultural figure in Baghdad during the period of its postwar modernization from the 1950s through the 1970s. As an architect, planning consultant, and Director of Buildings for various government agencies, Chadirji was central to the organization of Baghdad and to the consolidation of its postwar image. With nearly one hundred buildings Chadirji helped foster the emergence of the factories, colleges, monopoly headquarters, communication structures, and other new building types that appear in Baghdad following Iraq’s 1958 revolution.
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The exhibition includes 60 photographic paste-ups documenting Chadirji’s own building projects, as well as hundreds of his photographs shot in the streets of Baghdad from the 1960s to the early 1980s. In the first floor galleries, Chadirji’s documents are surrounded by a folio of etchings that he produced in 1984. On the second floor, Chadirji’s photographs are accompanied by those of Iraqi photographer Latif Al Ani. A contemporary of Chadirji, Al Ani chronicled newly emerging urban conditions under the shifting political regimes of the 1950s to the 1970s.”

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Exhibition: Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design
4 November 2016 - 26 March 2017, Jewish Museum, New York, US
DATE: 26/3/2017
“The Jewish Museum presents the first U.S. exhibition focused on French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883–1950). Showcasing rare furniture, lighting fixtures, and interiors, as well as designs for the extraordinary Maison de Verre, the glass house completed in Paris in 1932, the exhibition brings together over 180 rarely-seen works from major public and private collections in Europe and the United States.”

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Exhibition: Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
31 January 2017, The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, US
DATE: 31/1/2017
“Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture is the first retrospective of Louis Kahn´s work in two decades, presenting over 200 objects related to Kahn´s selected buildings and projects in the form of architectural models, plans, original drawings, photographs, films and more. With complex spatial compositions and a mastery of light, Louis Kahn´s architecture is regarded as a touchstone of 20th century modernism. Dignified, beautiful, and imbued with a powerful universal symbolism, Kahn´s designs remain a testament to his belief that architecture should be monumental and spiritually inspiring. Among his most famous works are the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA; the Kimbell Art Museum in Forth Worth, TX; and the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.”

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Call for Applications: GCI Professional Fellow, Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
31 January 2017, Getty Center, LA, US
DATE: 31/1/2017
“The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) Professional Fellowship is a three-year program designed to provide in-depth opportunities for practitioners to build and strengthen their skills and experience as conservation professionals, while working under the guidance of experienced GCI staff.

The 2017–2020 fellow in the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI) will work closely with architects, engineers, conservators and scientists as an integral part of this GCI initiative to advance the practice of conserving twentieth-century heritage, with a focus on modern architecture. CMAI is organized around five areas of work that respond to critical conservation challenges as identified by the GCI during the first phase of the work: engaging with and supporting the profession; model field projects; historical, methodological and scientific research; production and dissemination of key texts and resources; and education and training.”

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Journal Presentation: OASE #97 - Action and Reaction in Architecture
12 December 2016, DeSingel, Antwerp, Belgium
DATE: 12/12/2016
“This issue of OASE presents a collection of confrontations between architects themselves, and between architects and architecture critics.

Creating and thinking about architecture has always been defined by the mechanism of action and reaction. One way of making architecture is criticized or rejected and immediately used as a starting point for another, opposing and better method, practice or theory. Architects and critics react to each other´s views using drawings, texts, models and buildings. A good architecture culture thrives on such a basis: the exciting battle between views, opinions and beliefs.

OASE #97 describes and illustrates passionate debates and polemical interactions from the seventeenth to the late twentieth century. The result is a collection of opposing yet inseparablyconnected definitions of good and necessary architecture.

Editors of this issue: Tom Avermaete, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Véronique Patteeuw
Authors: Richard Anderson, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Stefano Corbo, Matthew Critchley, Maarten Delbeke, Isabelle Doucet, Roberto Gargiani, Christopher Long, Léa-Catherine Szacka, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Richard Wittman.

Available at NAi Booksellers as hardcopy (€ 19,95) or ebook (€ 14,95).

Presentation OASE #97
On 12 December 2016 OASE #97 will be presented in deSingel in Antwerp, Belgium.
At 20:00 the editors of this issue will talk with Xaveer De Geyter (XDGA) and Willem Jan Neutelings (Neutelings Riedijk Architects) about action and reaction in architecture. The evening will be closed with drinks at 21:30.
The entrance is free and everyone is welcome! Reserve your place via Eventbrite. The number of seats is limited. The language spoken will be Dutch.”

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Call for Papers for the Panel: The Built Environment Through the Colonial Periodical Press
22-25 May 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 4/12/2016
“One of the most visible faces of colonial power and one of the most permanent were the changes in the built environment: the construction of buildings, ports, roads, railways or other infrastructures or the changes in the landscape through forestation, changes in agriculture, etc. These are just some of the examples.

This panel aims to explore the role and assert the importance of the colonial periodical press – newspapers and periodicals (general or scientific), published in the colonial territories and in the metropoles – in the study of the built environment by exploring themes such as the reception, circulation of models, the discussion and understanding by the public, use by the political power, among others. Some of this themes can be discussed by the following questions, to which they are not limited to: How was the built environment used by the press, in the colonial territories and in the metropoles, as a mean of propaganda (by the governments or the oppositions)? Were transcolonial debates or circulations of knowledge (by the circulation of models, etc.)  made only by scientific press or also by general press? Who were the predominant actors and what were the main discourses? How can reception, and the change of reception over the course of time, be studied trough colonial periodical press? How are these changes made in the colonial period, perceptible, debated, etc. in the post-colonial period through the press?”

Deadline: December 4, 2016.

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Lecture: 1966: A Memorable Year for Irish Architecture? Emerging Georgianism, Exurban Housing and a Garden for Remembrance
22 November 2016, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
DATE: 22/11/2016
“Dr. Ellen Rowley will give a talk on Tuesday, 22 November, at 18:00, about 1966: A Memorable Year for Irish Architecture? discussing the Emerging Georgianism, Exurban Housing and a Garden for Remembrance. A Post-doctoral Fellow at UCD´s School of Architecture and the Heritage Office of Dublin City Council, she is a cultural and architectural historian, educator and writer on 20th century Ireland, educated at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge. Since 2011, Rowley has led and designed the pioneering inventory project of Dublin´s 20th century architecture, resulting in her editing the book More Than Concrete Blocks: Dublin City´s Twentieth-Century Buildings and their Stories: 1900-40. Her history of Dublin housing, Dublin is Building: Housing, Architecture and the Edge Condition, 1930-70, is forthcoming.

Organised by the Modern Irish History Seminar of the University of Edinburgh, Rowley´s talk is free of charge and will take places at the Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG - Doorway 4, Room G.13.”

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News: Conservation of Louis Kahn’s Salk Institue
Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, US
DATE: 21/11/2016
“Following three years of research, the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), based in Los Angeles, California, USA, has commenced with construction work on site to conserve the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, in San Diego, also California. The institute is housed in an outstanding Modernist building complex, designed by famous architect Louis Kahn and completed in 1965. The conservation work is part of the GCI´s Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative and executed by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. of Pasadena, California, with advice from London-based Peter Inskip + Peter Jenkins Architects. The conservation project is due for completion in the spring of 2017.”

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Conference: International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Disaster Management (ICCADM-16)
17-18 November 2016, Hong Kong, China
DATE: 17/11/2016
“HONG KONG 2016 International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Disaster Management (ICCADM-16) scheduled on Nov. 17-18, 2016 at Hong Kong is for the engineers, practitioners, scientists, researchers, scholars,  and students from all around the world and it also includes the industry people to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between Academia and industry. The conference is sponsored by Eminent Association of Pioneers (EAP). This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to share new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. All the submitted conference papers will be peer reviewed by the program/technical committees of the Conference. “

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Call for Abstracts: Rejecting/Reversing Architecture
28-30 September 2017, Trabzon, Turkey
DATE: 16/12/2016
“The International Congress “LIVable ENvironments and ARCHhitecture”, which has been organized four times since 2001, will meet with its attendants in 2017, between 28th and 30th of September. The congress will be organized by Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Architecture Department of Architecture in Trabzon, as before.

The congress, which has come up with REJECTING/REVERSING ARCHITECTURE theme, aims at bringing in new expansions to architecture agenda with national/international plenary speakers and attendants.”

Key dates:
First Call - March 2016
Last Call - October 2016
Abstract Submission - 16 December 2016
Abstract Feed-Back - 28 April 2017
Full Paper Submission - 2 June 2017

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Conference: Beyond ‘by’: Towards an Inclusive Architectural History?
3 June 2017, London, UK
DATE: 3/6/2017
“For some years the old idea of the polite threshold, dividing the architect-designed sheep from the vernacular goats, has been falling out of favour, although we still have an SAHGB and a VAG, an SAH and a VAF. The New Light conference showed the breadth of international scholarship on modern vernaculars.

But has ‘by’ been the main thing continuing to divide polite and vernacular? If it is rejected as the primary way of making sense of the built environment, where does this leave traditional architectural history?

This Symposium invites papers which may look at those and the following questions, either in general terms or through studies specific in time, place or building type:

- Is there still any value in a division (theoretical or methodological) between ‘polite’ and ‘vernacular’? Can the methodology and practice of one ‘side’ be used equally well by the other?
- Is the real divide between on the one hand the study of a building or area over the long term, and on the other the study purely of an initial design?
- Should we follow Saint in moving on from ‘by’, or is it still a valuable approach even with quotidian buildings?
- Is the way forward the notion of how a building has been inhabited and lived in (like the archaeological concept of artefact biography), or should we be looking at space (within buildings or around and between them)?
- Is there any reason to study a building differently from any other manifestation of material culture?
- How can we adopt a narrative and way of working which applies not just to Britain, Europe and the United States, but also to Asia and the Global South?

Proposals of no more than 300 words for papers of twenty minutes should be sent to the organiser, Jonathan Kewley, at  by 30th November 2016, and notices of acceptance or rejection will be sent out as soon as possible after that. Papers should present original research containing material not already presented apart from to a small local audience. Speakers will be asked to submit draft papers by 30th April 2017. It is the expectation of the Society that speakers will be able to obtain independent financial support for their travel and accommodation.

It is intended to publish suitable papers.”

More details: website
Conference: International Congress of Architecture
11-13 May 2017, Konya, Turkey
DATE: 11/5/2017
“Now, it is time to come together for the ICONARCH III. This congress will address the theme of ‘MEMORY OF PLACE’ which is a crucial topic in today’s globalizing world. It is memories that make our lives and their spatial dimensions meaningful. Memory itself has a long evolution and has many aspects to consider. In this point, the buildings and cities serve as powerful symbols and repositories of memories. It can be legible via physical transformations of buildings and urban spaces by the time, community thinking, collective memories, politics of space, architectural & urban values, semantic, pictorial, symbolic context of buildings and cities. For establishing a sense of place or creating meaningful experiences, memories are the key elements.

In this framework, the aim of this congress is to serve as a meeting point for academicians & researchers from the fields of architecture, urban & regional planning and urban design from all over the world to discuss the memory of place in all aspects.

[It] will host many distinguished speakers from USA, UK, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, Albania, Netherlands, Poland and Turkey for the upcoming ICONARCH III Congress.”

More details: website
Conference: Trashed: Rejection and Recovery in the History of Art and Architecture
24-25 March 2017, Boston, MA, US
DATE: 24/3/2017
“What happens to the ideas and materials that end up in the scrap bin of history? While some projects are laid to waste, others are repurposed or reimagined. The 33rd Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture invites submissions that explore themes of dispensability and resourcefulness.
[…]
The Symposium will be held Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25, 2017, with a keynote lecture by Dr. Joanna Grabski, John and Christine Warner Professor and Chair of Art History and Visual Culture at Denison University (TBD) on Friday evening at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery and graduate presentations on Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. [H]er upcoming book, Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban Life in Dakar, will be published by Indiana University Press in August 2017.”

More details: website
Conference Cycle: Tous à la Plage!
7 December 2016, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, France
DATE: 23/11/2016
“The change in the relationship between beach resorts and the public, which began in the crisis of the 1930s, was developed with the popular front, which favored the development of tourism of the greatest number. From the first national reconstruction work until the mid-1970s, the new ways of inhabiting the coast, the transformation of equipment, the implementation of new architectural programs, the importance of the car and the renewal of mobilities set out to conquer new territories and upset relations with the shores. The forms of architecture are those of an inventive modernity driven by economic growth and belief in a future symbolized by the conquest of space. The first oil shock, the criticisms of coastal modernism, the enthusiasm for regressive architectures and aesthetic naturalism, shifted the references of the actors from the work on the coast.

Conference cycle:

De l´horrifique à l´érotique, aller à la plage du 18e siècle à nos jours by Jean-Didier Urbain
Wednesday 16 November 2016 at 19h

Tous à la plage ! Chronique de l´architecture littorale (1929-1975) by Richard Klein
Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 19h

Invention et âge d´or des stations de bord de mer (1760-1929) by Bernard Toulier
Creator of the exposition "Tous à la plage !" A cycle of three conferences.
Wednesday 7 December 2016 at 19h”

Translated from: website
Call for Applications: Two Juliane and Franz Roh Fellowships in Modern and Contemporary Art
Two fellowships from the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany
DATE: 15/1/2017
“The Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte and the Institut für Kunstgeschichte of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich will award two Juliane and Franz Roh Fellowships in Modern and Contemporary Art (19th-21st century) at the Studienzentrum zur Moderne – Bibliothek Herzog Franz von Bayern at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte. The fellowships are intended for doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who have graduated within the last five years who are working on a project related to modern or contemporary art.”

More details: website
News: 7 Most Endangered Programme
Helsinki-Malmi Airport, Finland and Y-block, Government Quarter, Oslo, Norway
DATE: 0/0/0
“The 7 Most Endangered for 2016 were selected by the Board of Europa Nostra from the 14 sites shortlisted by a panel of specialists in history, archaeology, architecture, conservation, project analysis and finance. Nominations were submitted by civil society or public bodies which form part of Europa Nostra’s vast network of member and associate organisations from all over Europe." [1]

"Along with the representatives from the organisations that nominated the sites, the European experts have met with national, regional and local stakeholders to mobilise them and encourage them to join forces in saving these endangered gems of Europe´s cultural heritage. The key findings and recommendations of all missions will be published in reports at the beginning of 2017."

Among the 7 Most Endangered, is the Helsinki-Malmi Airport in Finland. "Helsinki Malmi is an international airport built in the mid 1930s in the functionalist architectural style as part of a larger ensemble in Helsinki which was intended to serve the 1940 Helsinki Olympic Games, cancelled due to World War II. It is one of the best‐preserved still active pre‐World War II international airports in the world and a living cultural heritage site of early commercial aviation. [...] The airport is now under serious threat from a new development project." [2]

Also, another endangered building from the modern movement is on the 2016 short-list. It concerns the Y-block, Government Quarter in Oslo, Norway. "Designed by Erling Viksjø, the foremost Norwegian architect of the time, the high-rise building and the Y-shaped building form a unified ensemble, symbolising the growth and inventiveness of the post-war period and embodying the egalitarian ideals of Norwegian society. The construction technique, using sandblasted concrete reinforced with small river stones, is also unique. The Y-block is famous for its two major designs by Pablo Picasso: ‘The Seagull’ decorates the wall of the lobby, while ‘The Fishermen’ in the main facade has become an iconic part of the Oslo cityscape." [...] After initial discussions, including a proposal to build a new Government Quarter on a more remote site for security reasons, the Norwegian Cabinet decided to redevelop the existing area but to demolish the Y-shaped building. [...] Both the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage and the Cultural Heritage Management Office of Oslo have issued statements in favour of safeguarding the Y-block." [3]

More details: website
Workshop: Pier Luigi Nervi in the United States: Major Projects and Teaching
11 November 2016, Venice International University, Venice, Italy
DATE: 11/11/2016
“Promoted by the PLN Association, the introduction to the international career of Pier Luigi Nervi will focus on the activity in the United States, where he realized some of his most important buildings and delivered the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures (1961, Harvard University). Discussants: Thomas Leslie, Joseph Abram, Francesco Dal Co, Alberto Bologna, Robert Einaudi, Guido Zucconi, Cristiana Chiorino.

The day will end with a guided tour to the Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia building in Campo Manin.

Free entrance”

More details: website and PDF below
Publication: Canada
by Rhodri Windsor Lidcombe and Michelangelo Sabatino, Modern Architectures in History, 2016
DATE: 0/0/0
“ ‘We shall demand of our architects a sensitive interpretation of society’s needs as well as the eloquent architectural statement’, appealed Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1972. Architecture in Canada has been fashioned by the nation’s immense size, as well as its concentrated and diverse geography and demography. This richly informative history reveals how the country has contributed in no small measure to the spread of architectural modernity in the Americas and beyond.

During the twentieth century, a distinct Canadian design attitude coalesced: a liberal, hybrid, pragmatic mindset intent less upon the dogma of architectural language than on thinking about the formation of inclusive spaces and places. Taking a fresh perspective on design production and its context, Canada maps the unfolding of architectural modernity across the country, from the completion of the transcontinental railway in 1886–87 to the tumultuous interwar decades, the period of Reconstruction post-1945, and the politically conflicted era of the late 1960s and ’70s. It also examines the broad pattern of Canadian political, industrial and socio-cultural evolution, urban–suburban expansion, and the technology of building. A wide array of buildings and architects, from ARCOP, Eric Arthur and Ernest Cormier, to Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe, helps to bring to life this chronologically and thematically driven story. Canada is a unique critical account of modern and contemporary architecture in a country once defined by Voltaire as ‘a few acres of snow’.”

Original text: website
More details: PDF below
Call for Feedback: Ross House
by Eric Lloyd Wright, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1957
DATE: 1/11/2016
The Neutra Institute’s Silverlake Museum has called for feedback on a concept of doing a HOUSE MUSEUM PROJECT. The project is outlined below in a text edited by the museum’s first director, Dion Neutra, architect, and also principal of the Neutra Practice, this year celebrating 90 years of service.

The idea is to occupy icons whereby a live in docent would live amongst artifacts and will hold open these buildings a few Sundays a year. The purpose is to preserve this heritage for posterity in a low key fashion. In order to do so, the parties would agree to not put their own furniture or artifacts on display, to preserve the historic fabric as much as it was left.

The institute project is intended to suggest a pattern which could be adopted all over the world, and could commence with the Eric Wright Ruth Ross House, which is left to the USC by owner Ruth Ross, who died last June.

Feedback is much appreciated in/re the following:

1. Would you be willing or know of types to act as property manager here, and for what cost?
2. Would you be willing to help the project vet what the effect this might have on the value of the house?
3. Who could emerge as eventual owner, who would preside over this program? Does anyone think of a patron, who might be wiling to step in and save this icon (estimate about 1.5M)?
4. What should be done first, or could there be done two things at once; vet possible tenants, and search for the patron? Find out what the market value is, to buy and the level of rent that could be supported, before and after the institution of this program?
5. The owner would agree to have the Institute’s Conservation Agreement program put on title to assure the integrity of the property. The rent proceeds would be used to maintain the property. Perhaps non-profit status could be sought, so as to make this more attractive tax wise.

For thoughts, recomendations and questions, please contact:
Dion Neutra
architect, AIA, FISD, President/Executive Consultant and First Museum Director acting for the Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design aka THE NEUTRA SILVERLAKE MUSEUM

Website: www.neutra.org
E-mail: dion@neutra.org
Book Presentations: Concrete and Culture and Algarve Building
18 November 2016, Auditório da Ordem dos Arquitectos, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 18/11/2016
On the 18th of November at 18h30, the presentation of two book will take place at the Auditório da Ordem dos Arquitectos in Lisbon (Tv. Carvalho 23).

The books that will be presented, are:

Concrete and Culture: A Material History by Adrian Forty (ReakLon Books)
Algarve Building: Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965 by Ricardo Agarez (Routledge)

This evening will be followed by a round table with João Luís Carrilho da Graça, José Neves, Johan Lagae, Adrian Forty and Ricardo Agarez, and will be moderated by Marta Sequeira.

The session, which is organized by Bookstore A + A, will be held in English.

Original text and details: PDF below (Portuguese)
Lecture Series: East Coast/West Coast: Architecture in Barcelona and Lisbon
27 October 27 2016-27 April 2017, Barcelona/Spain and Lisbon/Portugal
DATE: 27/4/2017
On the 27th of October, an architecture lecture cycle has commenced which will provide one lecture every two weeks until April next year. It will take place alternately between Barcelona and Lisbon; which also are the cities of subject. There will be 12 lectures in total, of which 6 will be held in Barcelona and 6 in Lisbon.

There are known relations between the two architectural traditions, such as both belonging to this geographical fact and the cultural uniqueness within this group. From the 70’s  it was made clear that the relationship between the Portuguese and Catalan architects maintained over time and that has manifested institutionally from organizations such as the FAD, which in recent years has expanded their awarding to all the works made on the Peninsula, including Portugal.

This time, as a comparison of the ever recurring differences between the east and west coasts of the US, the organization wants to deepen architecture relations produced on either side of the Iberian Peninsula: it’s the same geographical location but with the substantial difference of waters next to them, the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean, and consequently cultural variations arising from this.

The first one of the lectures in Lisbon will be held on November the 10th at Fundaçao Gulbenkian, 18h30.

Original text and more details: website (Catalan/Spanish) 
Program: PDF below
Trade Fair: Denkmal
10-12 November 2016, Europe’s Leading Trade Fair for Conservation Restoration and Old Building Renovation, Leipzig, Germany
DATE: 10/11/2016
Every two years, the trade fair ‘Denkmal’ is organized in Germany where the interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge of the international heritage industry takes place. A wide range of exhibitor presentations, practical demonstration, ‘Living Workshops’ and a program of events will be part of the fair. The 12th edition will be held in Leipzig from 10 till 12 november 2016.

This year, Russia will contribute with three shared stands of which one pays a homage to the protected WDNCh trade fair area, which now is being under restoration. This venue provides an alternate version of ‘Denkmal’ Leipzig in Moscow, which is also held every second year. On the occasion of the Leipzig event, you can find more information of the Russian fair, which will be organized in November 2017.

More details about the Leipzig ‘denkmal’: website
More details about the Moscow ‘denkmal’: website
Award: Lacaton & Vassal wins Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award
15th November 2016, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 15/11/2016
Now in its fourth edition, this award distinguishes the individual or studio whose work and ideas have influenced and continue to have a deep impact on current architectural practice and thought. Awarded on the basis of criteria of excellence of the contribution to architectural and spatial practice, the Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award has been bestowed in previous editions upon Vittorio Gregotti (2007), Álvaro Siza Vieira (2010) and Kenneth Frampton (2013).

The winner of the 2016 edition is the French studio Lacaton & Vassal. The award ceremony will take place on 15 November in the CCB Main Auditorium, and will be followed by a conference by the awarded.

The judging panel was constituted by Andres Lepik, Bijoy Jain, Cecilia Puga, Jorge Figueira, Juan Herreros and Niall Hobhouse.

Mind that the architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal were Keynote Speakers on the 14th International Docomomo Conference, held in Lisbon.

Congratulations!

Photo: © Paulo Catrica

More details: website
Exhibition: Del camp a la casa. Els poblats de colonització de les Terres de Ponent
22 September, 18 November 2016, Vestíbulo de la Demarcación, Lleida, Spain
DATE: 18/11/2016
The exhibition “Del camp a la casa. Els poblats de colonització de les Terres de Ponent” [From the field to the house. The towns of colonization of the lands of the West] originated from the work carried out as to identify, classify and digitalize the maps of “poblados de colonización” [colonization villages] which were provided by Archivo Histórico de Lleida.

The Instituto Nacional de Colonización (INC) was established once the civil war had ended in 1939 with the aim to develop new towns and rural centres for the settlement of farmers. In the area irrigated by the canal of Aragón and Cataluña, four villages were built - all were designed by well-known architects: Gimenells (Alejandro de la Sota, 1945), Sucs (José Borobio, 1948), Pla de la Font (José Borobio, 1956) and Vencillón (Manuel Jimenez Varea, 1961).

The exhibition contributes to the dissemination of the original material, as well as the most recent studies, because the first step to protect this heritage is by getting to know it and to explain its value.

More details: website
Exhibition: Totally Lost 2016
9-10-11, 16-17-18 and 23-24-25 September 2016, Spazi Indecisi, Italy
DATE: 25/9/2016
‘Totally Lost in 2016´ was an exhibition-project which emerged from the visual research on abandoned European totalitarian architecture. The project was promoted by Spazi Indecisi with the collaboration of Rotta Culturale Europea ATRIUM. The association, which consists out of a multidisciplinary team, promotes the valorization of abandoned spaces since 2009. The collective participated in a research project that allows you to rediscover the territory in order to gain awareness of its potential, pushing us to rethink the building and as a progressive "recovery symbol". The project has documented about 300 "uncomfortable" places (over 2,600 photos collected from 25 countries); the remaining architecture built by totalitarian regimes in Europe during the twentieth century.

On the one hand, the photos show the richness and variety in terms of the consistency of construction of factories, sports facilities, marine colonies, military bases, commemorative monuments, foundation towns; on the other hand, they are investigating the current relationship between the buildings and the immediate landscape and social context. All artifacts are abandoned, caused by the wind of history that has wiped out the original logic, and only has preserved empty structures. The exhibition, just as the immense heritage census in the making, has its own take on urban regeneration: it suggests possible reuses of temporary buildings which can return to the community as "new and democratic" spaces.

Hosted in Hungary in 2013 and in 2014 in Luxembourg, the traveling exhibition was for its 5th edition in Italy and lasted until last 25 September. The exhibition was divided in three exhibition sites in the Province of Forlì-Cesena: Casa del mutilato, Forlì, the former aqueduct di Spinedello, Forlimpopoli and the former home of Fascio di Teodorano in Meldola: all were unused places where the research project and regeneration took place. In the particular case of Spinadello, there were scheduled sidelines of the exhibition (camping, bird watching, astronomical observations, walking) proposed as possibilities for the “light” re-use for the enhancement of the environment.

Based on: website
Colloquium: I Iberian Colloquium on Landscape – The Study and Design of Landscape as a Methodological Problem
16-17 March 2017, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 16/3/2017
Landscapes present themselves as sceneries we have inherited, where we live, and from where we draw the resources needed to subsist as a civilisation and as a species. The result of our actions on this heritage will be the legacy to our descendants.

In the beginning of the third millennium – and given the fact that we live in a society under cultural changes occurring at speeds much higher than the necessary to perceive, meditate and experiment – the interest in the topic of landscape is increasingly important, transforming this discipline in a research platform where several fields of knowledge intersect.

The aim of this colloquium is to reflect about the diversity of multidisciplinary aspects, analytical methods, and intervention techniques related to the study of landscape, establishing a forum focused on the future relationship between humanity and landscape.

The colloquium is organised by the Institute of Contemporary History of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with the support from the Escola Superior Gallaecia, the Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies (ESHTE), the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

More details: website
Conference: Habitat III
17 - 20 October 2016, UNESCO, Quito, Ecuador
DATE: 17/10/2016
Docomomo International wishes to congratulate UNESCO on the adoption of the New Urban Agenda in September this year and their successful Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Entitled ‘Habitat III’, the conference was organized in October 2016, in Quito, Ecuador.

For this event, the UNESCO Global Report on Sustainable Urban Development was prepared. Down below you can find the website with the report and another with the summary.

“This Report, the first of its kind, explores the role of culture for sustainable urban development. It is intended as a policy framework document to support governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Urban Development and the New Urban Agenda.

In search of a common thread between the past and the future, the Report examines the contribution of culture to urban sustainability from two analytical angles: a global survey implemented with nine regional partners across the world; and key thematic insights. The Report thus analyses the situation, trends, threats and existing opportunities in different regional contexts, and presents a global picture of urban heritage safeguarding, conservation and management, as well as the promotion of cultural and creative industries, as resources for sustainable urban development. The Report also includes a set of maps and a section on UNESCO’s strategic networks reflecting the Organization’s various fields of competence.

Building on the findings of this global research and thematic reflection, the Report presents new guidelines and recommendations, rooted in culture, to ensure that the cities of tomorrow are safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable.”

More details: website
Full report: website
Summary of the report: website
Exhibition: Temps Suspendu – Exploration Urbaine
11 October - 18 December 2016, Le Musée de La Poste, Paris, France
DATE: 11/10/2016
On 11 October Le Musée de La Poste [postal museum] organized a round table entitled "Béton et Architecture des années 70” [Concrete and Architecture from the 70s] for the occasion of the exhibition “Temps suspendu – Exploration urbaine” [Suspended time - Urban exploration] which was held at l’Espace Niemeyer, 2 place du Colonel Fabien in the 19th district of Paris.

At the re-opening of the museum, a round table with several important speakers was organized to discuss the topics as maligned construction materials and the architectural context of the often forgotten decade.

Together with:

- Paul CHEMETOV, architect
- Frederic JUNG architect, Jung Architectures, in charge of the re-structuration of Musée de La Poste
- Dang TRAN, deputy general director, Poste Immo, the real estate subsidiary of Groupe La Poste
- Rémi BABINET, co-president agency BETC
- Clotilde KULLMAN, PhD at Université Paris Sorbonne, Street Art
- Simon TEXIER, lecturer at Université Paris Sorbonne and Professor contemporary art history at Université Amiens

Moderator was Christine BLANCHET, art historian and coordinating editor of Archistorm.

The exposition mentioned above, can be visited until 18 December 2016.
The museum is open between 11 and 18h30 on Monday until Friday and from 13 till 18 pm at Saturday and Sunday (and will be closed at holidays).

Entrance is free.
For information and making reservations, contact: 01 42 79 24 24  or reservation.dnmp@laposte.fr

More details: website
Award: Caruso St John’s Newport Street Gallery wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2016
6th October 2016, London, United Kingdom
DATE: 6/10/2016
Caruso St John’s Newport Street Gallery wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2016.

“The transformation of almost an entire street of listed industrial buildings in south London into a free public gallery for artist Damien Hirst was described by the judges as ‘a bold and confident contribution to UK architecture’.
The judges also described Caruso St John’s approach to conservation as ‘irreverent yet sensitive, achieving a clever solution that expresses a poetic juxtaposition of old and new’.

‘Internally, the five buildings are connected as a continuous and coherent sequence of light-filled gallery spaces. The simple and logical circulation is enlivened by exquisitely detailed and sensuous staircases.’

It is the third time lucky for Caruso St John – which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. The practice was shortlisted for the Brick House in 2006 and the New Art Gallery Walsall in 2000.
The judging panel, which was chaired by Zaha Hadid Architects’ Patrik Schumacher, included AHMM’s Paul Monaghan, Heneghan Peng co-founder Roisin Heneghan, Mike Hussey, founder of sponsor Almacantar and artist Rachel Whiteread.

Speaking at the awards ceremony held at Portland Place tonight (6 October), RIBA president Jane Duncan, said: ‘With Newport Street Gallery, Damien Hirst has made an exceptional contribution to the UK’s strong history of private patronage of architecture. Not only has Damien opened up his enviable private art collection to the world, but he has commissioned a real work of art to house it in.

‘Caruso St John have created a stunningly versatile space from a number of linked buildings, with beautifully crafted staircases and superb details including tactile brick facades that blend the street externally and create a succession of wonderful gallery spaces.”

Mind that the architect Adam Caruso was a Keynote Speaker on the 14th International Docomomo Conference, held in Lisbon, where he debated the binomial “Old/New”, and presented some of the works of Caruso St John Architects.

Congratulations!

More details: website
Congress: In the End: Architecture. Journeys through Time 1959 – 2019
18-20 November 2016, 20th Vienna Architecture Congress, Vienna, Austria
DATE: 18/11/2016
“The 20th Vienna Architecture Congress will […] gather important international companions from Dietmar Steiner´s architectural socialization for a large exchange of knowledge about days past, today and tomorrow, providing a commentary to the exhibition ´In the End: Architecture. Journeys through Time 1959–2019´.

The opening night covers the thematic range of the congress. A review of architecture history after 1950 with a focus on crisis as a permanent driving force for the architecture discourse is juxtaposed with a view of what architecture might achieve in the future and how the role of an architecture museum is defined in this context.

The panels of the two following days are structured in decades and discuss – closely following the historical references presented in the exhibition – the influences of the immediate past on the present and future of architecture, along with all the conflicts and misunderstandings that arise.”

More details: website
Call for Applicants: ‘Keeping It Modern’ grants 2017
1 December 2016, Getty Foundation
DATE: 1/12/2016
“Keeping It Modern is an outstanding initiative of the Getty Foundation, based in Los Angeles, California, USA, to support internationally the conservation of our modern architectural heritage, which is often at considerable risk. The cutting-edge building materials and structural systems that define the Modern Movement were often untested and have not always performed well over time. Heritage professionals do not always have enough scientific data on the nature and behavior of these materials and systems to develop the necessary protocols for conservation treatment.

Complementing the Conservation of Modern Architecture Initiative of the foundation´s sister organisation, the Getty Conservation Institute, Keeping It Modern provides grant aid in two forms: Planning grants are offered for research and planning projects for significant 20th century buildings that involve practitioners from multiple disciplines. And implementation grants are offered for exceptional projects related to internationally recognized buildings that advance the conservation of modern architecture in significant ways and have the potential to serve as models for the conservation of other 20th century buildings.

In 2015, for example, a grant was awarded to support the National Trust for Scotland to consolidate research into the conservation of the Hill House, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Docomomo Scotland had supported the trust´s grant application.

Until 01 December 2016, the Getty Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2017 grants. Applicants need to be nonprofit or charitable organizations and the concerned buildings must be culturally significant, publicly owned and serve a public function.”

More details: website
Call for Voters: the Final Voting Period for the Scotstyle Exhibition
On 18 November 2016 is the Festival of Architecture Finale, Edinburgh, Scotland
DATE: 18/11/2016
“The Royal Incorporation of the Architects in Scotland has organised, as part of Scotland´s Festival of Architecture 2016, a digital and touring exhibition, titled Scotstyle, of 100 buildings from across the country, constructed between 1916 and 2015. A first round of public voting has created a short-list of the ten most favoured buildings, from which the public can now elect their winner.

The top ten includes: St. Conan´s Kirk (1930) in Lochawe, India Tyre and Rubber Factory (1930) in Inchinnan, the Rothesay Pavilion (1938), the Hermit´s Castle (1950) in Achmelvich, the Dundee Repertory Theatre (1982), Princes Square (1987) in Glasgow, the National Museum of Scotland (1998) in Ediburgh, Dundee Contemporary Arts (1999), the Scottish Parliament (2004) in Edinburgh and the Pier Arts Centre (2004) in Stromness.”

More details and to vote: website
Seminar: the Modernism Focus of the Architectural History and Theory
Several lectures in November 2016, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
DATE: 1/11/2016
“Free lectures in Architectural History & Theory Seminar at the University of Edinburgh

The architecture school of the University of Edinburgh is running again this year a fortnightly seminar on architectural history and theory, on Tuesday late afternoons. This year, the seminar has a focus on architectural Modernism, with a fantastic line-up of speakers.

On 01 November, Prof. Iain Boyd Whyte of the University of Edinburgh, will talks about Modernity, Architecture and the City. Two weeks later, on 15 November, Prof. Philip Goad of the University of Melbourne will discuss Bauhaus Australia: Modernism, Migration and Exile. And Freedom and the Cage: Modern Architecture and Psychiatry in Central Europe 1890-1914 will be the topic of the final talk in this series, on 29 November, by Dr. Leslie Topp of Birkbeck College, University of London.

The seminar takes place from 17:15 to 20:00 at the University of Edinburgh, at The Maltings / Minto House, 20-22 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JZ, except for the lecture on 15 November, which will be held at Old Infirmary Building, 1 Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP.”

More details: website
Exhibition: “The Form of Form” Opening Week and Events
5 October - 11 December 2016, MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 5/10/2016
After a hectic opening week, MAAT presented the exhibition Object – Project at Trafaria and a daily programme that included talks, film screenings, DJ set and tours. The first of three events had the purpose of deepening the reflection on some of the exhibition’s fundamental concepts.

Also, until 9 January it’s possible to visit The World of Charles and Ray Eames exhibition curated by the Barbican Centre at MAAT, an Associated Project of this edition.

More details about the Eames exhibition: website
More details about ‘The form of form’ exhibition: website
Event: Green Spaces of the 1950s and 1960s
15 November 2016, Kassel, Germany
DATE: 15/11/2016
On Tuesday the 15th of November, several speakers will talk about the German garden culture from the 50s and 60s. The intention of this event is to raise awareness about this object and it hopes to contribute in this way to the conservation of this heritage.

On 15 November 2016, the results of the process will be presented in a closing session. Entitled "Green spaces of the 1950s and 1960s. Qualities newly discovered", speakers from the fields of monument conservation, environmental protection, social research and landscape architecture will be present at the event in the Orangerie in Kassel (Auedamm 20b, 34121 Kassel).

Program (in German): PDF on website
More details: website
Event: LisbonWeek 2017
25 March - 2 April 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 25/3/2017
“The proposal for the 4th edition centres around living and rediscovering Lumiar - the oldest council of the city which celebrates its 750th anniversary in 2017. It also happens to be the area of the city with the highest number of inhabitants. The historical and patrimonial relevance of this location will be a prominent feature of the programming along with the importance of the experiences felt by locals daily. The objective is to decentralize the attention given to more visible areas of the city and create a new interest in the many unique neighbourhoods which make this a fascinating metropolis, by bringing to the forefront the relevance of the spaces and its immaterial heritage.

"In each neighbourhood, a city." - will be the mission statement of the 4th edition of LisbonWeek as a reference to a re-discovery of a city that will last no less than ten days.

The guided visits will take place between 25th March and 2nd April and will be as before, led by Professor Sarmento de Matos who will regale us with stories and secrets of the great estates of Lisbon. […]
Urban Art, another main feature of this edition, will place Lumiar on the city´s public art map through interventions by renowned artists which will remain permanently on the streets of this neighbourhood. In parallel, we will work on improving the local involvement with sustainability by approaching it with an educational project which will develop activities to raise awareness with an aim to reduce the plastic residue of the public and private school students present in the area. This action will culminate with the collection of the residue, that will be transformed into public art installations created by the students themselves.

The theme, Urbanism, will be debated in a conference presided by the architect Manuel Salgado which will lead with a special focus on ´Musgueira and Uptown Lisbon´ project as well as the urban plan for Telheiras from the 70s. Cinema will be featured by a cycle of projections in partnership with ICA (Cinema and Audiovisual Institute) that is currently located in the former Tobis Portugal Studio in Lumiar.”

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Website Article: ModerneREGIONAL
Debate about the city center of Potsdam, Germany
DATE: 0/0/0
ModerneREGIONAL reports that a debate about the city center of Potsdam has been going on for months. The city administration would like to return to the cityscape from the time of Frederick the Great. On the other hand there is the "Potsdamer Mitte rethink" initiative, which is committed to the preservation of the former GDR interhotel Mercure, the vocational school and other post-war buildings. The initiative had gathered nearly 15,000 signatures for the "Kein Ausverkauf der Potsdamer Mitte" ("No Sale of the Potsdamer Mitte"). The demand: The buildings should neither be sold nor demolished by public means. The successful initiative could have resulted in a next step of a citizenship decision.

However, in September, the mayor of the town council declared the ombudsman´s legal position inadmissible: the question was misleading. Neither the required ban on sales for the buildings nor the waiver of the use of subsidies necessarily had led to having the city to forego the planned demolition, which is why it was invalid. Potsdam´s latest news commented: "The city administration should have examined whether it was permissible at the beginning of the civic inquiry to the center of Potsdam. Not until the signatures were handed over. Now the damage is immense, for all parties involved.” Now the initiative has sued the Administrative Court: it remains exciting.

Original text: website
Conference: Immaginare il Mediterraneo
16-17 January 2017, Napoli, Italy
DATE: 16/1/2017
During the 20th century the Mediterranean area, once place of many myths, and nowadays is empty, dead, has become, on several occasions, experimental islands, that not necessarily coincide with their strictly geographical significance.
Probably during this period, the most representative cases were Capri and Ibiza, but several other places have experienced similar situations, including the Côte d´Azur, la Costa del Sol, la Costa Smeralda, resorts such as Cadaqués, Sidi Bou Said, or islands such as Elba, Ischia and Procida, Mykonos and le Eolie.
These are privileged sites, whose identity is often defined by the presence of foreign intellectuals looking for a contemporary "utopia", alienated from the social contradictions of the moment; idyllic contexts in which reflection and architectural operations interacted actively with the other visual arts, the culture and aesthetics with the literature and philosophy, sharing a project, in which interpretation it is often associated with a renewed semantics of tradition and of the Mediterranean sea.

The conference will address questions relating to the cultural construction of the "myth" and the more specific case studies that, in the concrete of the various historical eras and different territorial units, have allowed the survival of such an interdisciplinary imagination.

Programme:

16th January

I Sessione / La costruzione dell’immaginario
Keynote speech / Antonio Pizza, Esperienza e povertà nel Mediterraneo. Walter Benjamin, Raoul Hausmann, Erwin Broner nella Ibiza degli anni trenta
- Iñaki Bergera, Imágenes junto al mar. El imaginario fotográfico en el sustrato de la modernidad española
- Monica Livadiotti, Costruire l’immagine del Dodecaneso tra identità italiana e Oriente immaginifico
- Salvador Guerrero, Maria Cristina Garcia González, IFACH o la “invención” de un paisaje mediterráneo
- Joaquin Medina Warmburg, El Mediterráneo  como utópia climático-cultural
- Anna  Giannetti, Quando il Mediterraneo si ritira. Finis terrae  tra libertà e inquietudine
- Maite Méndez Baiges, El estilo del relax y la imagen pop de la Costa del Sol
- Roberto Serino, 41°07’48” N  14°46’47” E

II Sessione/ I luoghi del turismo
Keynote Speech / Andrea Maglio, L’altra faccia del golfo. Ischia e l’architettura mediterranea
- Alberto Rubio-Garrido y Juan Calduch, Verdad y mito. Goethe como intérprete de la arquitectura clásica de Sicilia
- Sergio Pace, Il mare d’inverno, e poi anche d’estate. Nizza Marittima, città di villeggiatura nell’età della Restaurazione sabauda (1815-60)
- Pisana Posocco, L´invenzione dei luoghi turistici. Lo stile “costa Smeralda” tra primitivo e catalano
-Sílvia Musquera i Felip, Costa Brava, la invención de un paisaje
- Chiara Baglione, Architetti e architetture all’Isola d’Elba
-Salvatore Di Liello, Dal refuge all’utopia del modernismo: Procida nel Novecento
- Carolina De Falco, Paesaggi, città e architetture della Costiera Amalfitana nell’immaginario iconografico e culturale degli anni ’60 e ‘70
- Analisa Dameri, Calvi, la Balagne: forma urbana e iconografia. Da baluardo militare a città balneare
- Julio Garnica, Cadaqués “isola” del Mediterraneo

17th January

III Sessione / Architettura della modernità e Mediterraneo
Keynote Speech / Fabio Mangone, Alvar Aalto e il Mediterraneo
- Juan Calatrava, Charles Garnier y la arquitectura mediterranea: de la tradición Beaux-Arts al mito solar moderno
- Gemma Belli, IV Congrès d’Architecture Moderne: idee in viaggio attraverso il Mediterraneo
- Antonello Monaco, IsAM-da Casa Lezza a Ischia Porto: Reporting from the Mediterranean Front
- Cecilia Rostagni, Mediterraneità e modernità. Gio Ponti e Bernard Rudofsky nell’Italia degli anni Trenta
- Elena Dellapiana, Case e sandali: Bernard Rudofsky dalle isole del Mediterraneo al mito dell’anonimo
- Ugo Rossi, Il Mediterraneo non è un mito. L’eu-topia mediterranea di Bernard Rudofsky
- Lucia Miodini, Il progetto domestico della casa all’italiana e il dibattito sulle origini mediterranee dell’abitazione moderna
- Federica Visconti, Una moderna κοινὴ mediterranea
- Laura Martínez de Guereñu, Barcelona, América, Ibiza: El Mediterráneo en los viajes, conferencias y textos de Breuer, Gropius y Sert
- Adele Fiadino, Progettare nel Mediterraneo: l’edilizia residenziale sulle coste italiane nel secondo dopoguerra (1945-70)
- Massimiliano Savorra, Il Mediterraneo per tutti: Georges Candilis e l’architettura del “Plus Grand Nombre”

IV Sessione / Arte, fotografia e cinema
Keynote Speech / Giuseppe Pignatelli, Prima del mito. Il viaggio di Pasquale Mattei nelle isole Pontine
- Catalina Ferrer, Topografía artística de la Isla Blanca: Ibiza, 1867-1919
- Luis Ruiz Padrón / Antonio Gámiz Gordo, Imágenes viajeras. Málaga en las tarjetas postales de P. Z. hacia 1905
- Cristina Arribas, Modernidad Mediterránea. La imagen moderna de España en los años 60 a través de las postales turísticas
- Aitor Acilu, Rubén Alcolea, Carlos Labarta, Zweckdienstlichen Form. La arquitectura rural de Ibiza a través de la Leica de Erwin Heilbronner
- Federica Deo, Tempo di viaggio. La formazione dei russi in Italia
- Antonella Basilico, Tra realtà e idealizzazione: Capri nel linguaggio artistico contemporaneo
Event: World Architecture Festival
16-18 November 2016, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 16/11/2016
Earlier this year we announced the shortlist  of the finalists who will compete at the festival. You now can check the complete seminar program on the website (below).

“This year’s theme is prompted by a variety of influences, not least the situation of displaced communities (war refugees, natural and man-made disasters); the growing understanding of how demographics and global urbanization are forcing change; and the imperatives to create shelter at one end of the spectrum, and sufficiency for occupation and investment at the other.”

More details: website
Exhibition: Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden
1st May – 30th November 2016, Glass House, United States of America
DATE: 30/11/2016
"The Glass House is pleased to present Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden, a landscape installation that will be on view throughout the 2016 tour season to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s birth and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Glass House site to the public. First created fifty years ago in 1966 for the 33rd Venice Biennale, this iteration of Narcissus Garden will be incorporated into the Glass House’s 49-acre landscape.
“We are honored to be working with Yayoi Kusama, an artist Philip Johnson both admired and collected. This exhibition playfully engages the entire site, creating a celebratory mood for Philip Johnson’s 110th birthday and the 10th year since the opening of this museum,” said Irene Shum, Curator and Collections Manager at the Glass House.
Narcissus Garden, comprising 1,300 floating steel spheres, each approximately 12 inches in diameter (30 cm) will be installed in the Lower Meadow and forest, creating a dramatic view to the west of the Glass House. Drifting in the newly restored pond, the spheres will move with the wind and follow the pond’s natural currents, forming a kinetic sculpture. Their mirrored surfaces will reflect the surrounding Pond Pavilion (1962), wooded landscape, and sky.
The Glass House will also install Kusama’s recently created enormous steel PUMPKIN (2015).
The placement of PUMPKIN will be on the hillside meadow, east-northeast of the Brick House (1949), on a concrete sculpture footing where Ellsworth Kelly’s Curve II (1973) was once installed. “The first time I saw a pumpkin was in a farm in elementary school. In Japanese, a ‘pumpkin head’ is an ignorant man or a pudgy woman, but for me, I am charmed by its shape, form, and lack of pretension.” says the artist.
Dots Obsession – Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope will be a special installation for a limited time, September 1 through 26, where Kusama will create an “infinity room” experience with the Glass House itself covered with polka dots.  Visitors who attend the exhibition during this period will be offered the unique experience to simultaneously see the world through the eyes of both Philip Johnson and Yayoi Kusama.  The Glass House’s window walls and doors allow the artist to create a one-of-a-kind signature “infinity room.” The polka dots directly engage the architecture of the Glass House, complementing its structure and aesthetics, breathing new life into the house.  For Kusama, the polka dot represents an individual, its own universe. Similarly, Philip Johnson created his own private universe at the Glass House, sculpting every aspect of landscape experience into his own universe."

More details: website
Exhibition: Le Corbusier y el sur de América
4 November 2016-22 January 2017, MAC Parque Forestal, Santiago, Chile
DATE: 22/1/2017
For the first time, arrived in Chile an original selection of drawings and plans of Le Corbusier, one of the greatest actors of Modern Architecture, during the twentieth century. This exhibition presents original documents, some never seen before in Latin America, corresponding to twelve projects developed by the Swiss-French architect in South America.

Besides Le Corbusier had built just Curutchet House, in La Plata, Argentina, there is a long relationship between the architect and the continent, expressed by the travellings, collaborations with local architects and some projects – from the small scale to urban design.

Complementary to this exhibition, will be presented, in MAC Quinta Normal, the results of the workshop “LC50”, organized by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Chile, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier.

More details: website
Conference: Cultural Heritage: Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery
3-4 November 2016, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 3/11/2016
“In 2015, representatives of 195 countries met in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) to discuss the impact of climate change on societies, their livelihoods and their cultural heritage. Evidence suggests that torrential downpours, violent and unexpected storms, heat waves, new records in pollution and landslides are increasingly frequent. […]

Through this conference we hope to create an exchange of views in the fields of heritage preservation and disaster risk prevention. Our aim is to encourage direct cooperation between heritage organisations, research institutes and the civil protection services. Ultimately we want to look at ways of achieving a more effective management of crisis situations and to create mechanisms to reduce damage to cultural heritage in disaster situations.

The conference will address themes such as: analysis and risk management; the effects of disasters on heritage institutions in the short and long-run period; examining what conservation tools are available for damage prevention and recovery. Finally, the conference also aims to broaden and reinforce international cooperation in these fields.”

More details: website

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Call for Proposals: Global and International History: Migration, Immigration, & Diaspora
9-10 March 2017, Harvard University, Cambridge, US
DATE: 1/12/2016
“The organizing committee for the Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH) invites graduate students to submit proposals for its seventeenth annual conference. This year’s theme is migration in international and global history. The conference will take place at Harvard University on Thursday March 9th & Friday March 10th 2017.

Human migration, immigration and diasporas have played a fundamental role in world development and continue to do so. The forced and free movements of people throughout history intersect with some of the most important subjects of urbanization, imperialism, slavery, capitalism and globalization. Con-IH 17 seeks to discuss cutting-edge studies that take up the subject of migration in international, regional, and global historical context, for any era from Antiquity to the present, and proceeding outward from any world region.

We especially welcome submissions that address one or more of the following themes, but the list is suggestive only:

1) Migration during earlier periods of globalization

2) Regimes of immigration restriction, policing and registration

3) Forced migration and the mobilization of labor

4) Internal or domestic migration and its relationship to economic development and urbanization

5) The relationship between sub-national groups and/or businesses and migration

6) Borders and the control of borders

7) The diffusion of culture and language

8) Social, cultural and intellectual dimensions of diaspora

9) Maritime crossings and oceanic migration

Accepted papers will be grouped for presentation within five or six panels each composed of graduate students and one faculty commentator per presenter. Con-IH thus provides an opportunity to engage in lively and lengthy discussions with an emerging cohort of researchers in training from around the world, as well as with faculty from Harvard and elsewhere.

Graduate students interested in participating in the conference should submit a 300-word proposal and one-page curriculum vitae (in Word or PDF format) to conih@fas.harvard.edu. Proposals must be received by December 1, 2016 in order to be considered. We anticipate being able to reimburse reasonable travel and lodging expenses for all participants. As the date approaches, additional information will be posted here on the conference website.”

More details: website
Call for Papers: On the Meaning of Europe
The 10th Anniversary of the EAHN
DATE: 31/12/2016
“On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the EAHN, we invite scholars to join us in rethinking some of our founding questions: how might the inextricable ties between knowledge and geopolitics be interpreted? And how can we unpack the significance of "Europe" for our scholarly domain today?
Within architectural history we have witnessed Europe cede its position as intellectual hub to North America.  But in an increasingly global world, we ask how new distributions of power are currently affecting the production of architectural knowledge.

For this anniversary special collection of our journal Architectural Histories, we invite position papers of up to 3000 words (footnotes and references included) that address these historiographical questions.”

Key date:
31 December 2016 - abstract submission
31 January 2017 - full papers

Please send abstracts (500 words) to editorial@journal.eahn.org by 31 December 2016.  The publishing fee for accepted articles will be waived.

You can download the full Call for Papers on the website (below).

More details: website
Call for Papers: Histories in Conflict: Cities, Buildings, Landscapes
13-15 June 2017, EAHN Third Thematic Conference, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem, Israel
DATE: 2/12/2016
“On the 50-year anniversary of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem and the contentious unification it legislated, the conference aims to open up questions about the purpose of writing histories of urban conflicts. We ask how can historians account for the predicaments of violence and uneven distributions of power in the built environment, particularly in the face of current worldwide geo-political crises.”

Important Dates:
Abstract submission: December 2, 2016
Abstract selection and notification of speakers: December 20, 2016 Full papers due: May 1, 2017
Conference: June 13-15, 2017

Abstracts and queries should be sent to Conference Chairs and the Organizing Committee.

More details: PDF below
Event: Making Co-Housing Happen
22 November 2016, Glasgow City Chambers, UK
DATE: 22/11/2016
“Organised as a positive response to the recent Scottish Government´s Self and Custom Build event, the Making Co-Housing Happen Event on 22nd November will focus on how Co-housing can contribute to achieving outcomes in the Planning Review. The event will also look at land, finance and delivery.

Speakers include:
Archie Rintoul,  RICS (event chair)
Steve Tolson, consultant
Petra Biberbach, PAS
Craig Sanderson,  LINK Housing
Angela Doran , Glasgow City Council
Jane Serraillier Grossfeld, Springhill Cohousing Community Limited.

[…]

The Making Co-Housing Happen event will take place on 22nd November 2016 at the Glasgow City Chambers from 9:30-14:00. Book your free space today by following the link below.”

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Prize: Prix de la
1st October 2016, Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France
DATE: 1/10/2016
“In accordance with the provisions of Le Corbusier’s will, the Fondation wishes to encourage young researchers. The Fondation has decided in 2016 to award grants to completed research on Le Corbusier’s work, already published or not.

Works submitted to the nomination must deal primarily with aspects of Le Corbusier´s life and/or work that have not previously been researched in sufficient detail or, in the case of areas already studied, should put forward original approaches (multidisciplinary, comparative, transversal, etc.). All aspects of Le Corbusier´s life and/or work and its reception may be envisaged: the built work, unrealized architectural or urban projects,
the furniture, his work in the visual arts –painting, drawing, tapestry, exhibitions, etc. – or his written work, literary or theoretical. These include any research tending to further knowledge of Le Corbusier the man and understanding of his legacy to us.”

The panel responsible for choosing successful applicants for the awarding of Fondation’s award for Young Researchers, year 2016 met on September 21.
The members of the panel were as follows : Joseph Abram, Rémi Baudouï, Barry Bergdoll, Maristella Casciato, Roberto Gargiani, Christine Mengin, Guillemette Morel Journel, Gilles Ragot.

Having examined files in all, the panel decided to propose to the Board of Directors the awarding of the grant to:
- Ingrid Guerrero (Colombia) :Enfants de la rue de Sèvres : les collaborateurs latino-américains de LC à Paris
- Marta Sequeira (Portugal) : Towards a public space. Le Corbusier and the Greco-Latin tradition in the modern city

docomomo International would like to congratulate Ingrid Guerrero and Marta Sequeira for the award!
Call for Researchers: The Libelling Centre for the White City Center
The Libelling Centre for the White City Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
DATE: 31/12/2016
“The White City Center, founded in 2016, aims to expand the knowledge in the fields of history, technology, sustainability and urban planning, which are directly related to conservation processes. The center is working to broaden the historical research and to strengthen the existing inventory within the urban conservation field (building styles, elements, textures).
The center seeks to explore issues directly related to the geographic area of the city and the conservation processes that takes place within it.”

Key dates:
31 December 2016 - submission deadline
31 January 2017 - notifications

For further inquiries please email to: uc-lab@mail.tel-aviv.gov.il

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Fundraising Exhibition: Take Part in the Museum of Architecture´s Gingerbread City
7-22 December 2016, The Museum of Architecture, 10 Thurlou Place, South Kensington, London, UK
DATE: 7/12/2016
“The Museum of Architecture is pleased to launch our winter fundraiser, The Gingerbread City: an edible masterplan designed by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design and brought to life by architects and designers.

We are challenging you to design, bake and construct buildings to populate the city and create a bite-sized utopia in our exhibition space at 10 Thurloe Place.

We´ll also be hosting a series of Gingerbread House-making workshops for families, along with a competition for the best designs. […]

The Gingerbread City has been planned with six main character areas, each of which has a unique sense of place. These different character areas together provide the ingredients for an ideal city, and explore the various roles and functions of great urban places.

The creation of Gingerbread City is about a number of things. It is a celebration of place, intended to get people who don´t normally spend much time looking at their environment to think more about the kind of places in which they live, work and play, how these are created and how they impact on us all.

It is about the choices we make for our cities both now and into the future, and it is a chance to have some fun and see what happens when architecture and urbanism meet sweets and gingerbread. This is your opportunity to join the Architectural Bakery Hall of Fame and showcase your best (edible) project to date!

The funds for this exhibition will go towards supporting MoA´s future programme of workshops, seminars and exhibitions.”

More details: website
Call for Nominations: The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize
Award presentation from 8-12 July 2018, Singapore
DATE: 31/3/2017
“The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a biennial international award that honours outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world. The Prize is awarded to cities and recognises their key leaders and organisations for displaying foresight, good governance and innovation in tackling the many urban challenges faced, to bring about social, economic and environmental benefits in a holistic way to their communities.
To facilitate the sharing of best practices in urban solutions that are easily replicable across cities, the Prize will place an emphasis on practical and cost effective solutions and ideas, for the benefit of cities around the world. Through this prize, Singapore hopes to promote exemplary thought-leadership and exchange of ideas among cities, so as to spur further innovation in the area of sustainable urban development.
The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Laureate will be presented with an award certificate, a gold medallion and a cash prize of S$300,000, sponsored by Keppel Corporation.”

Nomination and submission closing date: 31 March 2017, 6pm (+8 GMT)

More details: website
Call for Nominations: Nominate a Site to the 2018 World Monuments Watch!
Nominations for 2018, World Monuments Fund, New York, US
DATE: 1/3/2017
“Every two years, the World Monuments Watch calls international attention to unique places around the world that are at risk from the forces of nature or from the impact of social, political, and economic change. With your knowledge and expertise you can help us identify more heritage places facing pressing challenges or new opportunities for positive change. Nominations for the 2018 World Monuments Watch are now being accepted until March 1, 2017 at http://go.wmf.org/e/109312/nominate/3dndtm/45961384

More details: website
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Call for Papers: Cities and Urban Forms
Issue #8 in 2017: ”Cities and Urban Forms” in ZARCH
DATE: 15/12/2016
“ZARCH is currently accepting the submission of articles for their consideration, following the external Peer Review process as described on this website. They should address the topic for the upcoming issue. […]

This 8th call for papers for the Zarch magazine "Cities and Urban Forms" is an invitation to share work and research considering renewed concepts, quests that consider relationships between urbanistic analysis and intervention, and which, from different coordinated approaches, will give light to new ways of inhabiting the new environments and renewed ways of re-inhabiting previously built areas. Basically, these proposals will reaffirm the conviction that we can achieve vital urban environments within the context of planetary sustainability.”

Deadline for submission of articles: December 15th, 2016
Expected publication date: June 15th, 2017

More details: website
Exhibition: Prospect North
28 October - 9 November 2016, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK
DATE: 28/10/2016
“Prospect North, an immersive exhibition focused on how architecture, design and technology can transform communities across Scotland and beyond, will open at The Lighthouse, on Friday 28 October for a short run. Created by Scottish designers Lateral North, Dualchas Architects and Soluis and curated by Architecture & Design Scotland on behalf of the Scotland + Venice Partnership, the exhibition allows people to travel around Scotland through augmented and virtual reality, to experience how peripheral communities have responded to various challenges and opportunities.

It runs on Level 2, The Lighthouse, Glasgow from Friday 28 October - 9 November, from 12:00-17:00. 
A preview of the exhibition will take place on Thursday 27 October 18:00-20:00”

More details: website
Exhibition: Alternativas/Alternatives
27 October - 3 December 2016, XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism at The Cooper Union, New York, US
DATE: 27/10/2016
“The XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU) is being shown in the United States for the first time for an exhibition at The Cooper Union. On view from October 27 through December 3, 2016 the exhibition "Alternativas/Alternatives" features large-scale image displays and audiovisual commentary about the winning projects, as well as drawing reproductions and architectural models.

"The economic crisis was a critical time for our country´s architecture and we saw a halt in new construction but enormous growth for restoration work," says Francisco Mangado, Spain´s General Coordinator of Biennals, who oversaw the curation of "Alternativas / Alternatives". "Our goal of bringing the Biennial to The Cooper Union and eventually these other countries is to make Spanish architecture - with its humble yet sensitive forms and ingenious design – open to the world.”

More details: website
Congress: Tomorrow´s Cities: Building the Future
14-15 November 2016, Ribe, 66 Portland PL, London, WIB IAD, UK
DATE: 14/11/2016
“2016´s Congress, Tomorrow´s Cities: Building the Future, will focus on the impacts of rapid urbanisation. This is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today, which will have wide-ranging effects on how and where we live. The Congress will highlight global efforts at the local, national, and international level to respond to three questions: How can our cities grow sustainably? How does heritage evolve? How can we build better homes?”

More details: website
Open house: Sydney Open
5-6 November 2016, Sydney, Australia
DATE: 6/11/2016
“On Sunday 6 November, Sydney Open invites you into some of the city’s most architecturally inspiring and historic buildings.
One ticket gives you access to over 50 buildings and intriguing spaces across the CBD, Barangaroo, Walsh Bay and The Rocks.”

More details: website
Call for Abstracts: Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?
22-23 June 2017, University of Derby, UK
DATE: 1/3/2017
“The complexity of our cities is well documented. The economies they are based on are multiple. Some are growing exponentially, others are shrinking. Some pride themselves on architectural heritage, others are seeking to build and rebrand. Some are old, some are new. Inevitably their urban fabrics vary.  The communities that live in these places reflect these conditions. Some are are long-standing, others are new and in-formation. Sometimes they are active, on occasion homogenous. More generally they are diverse. These communities need, and want, a say in their futures. Some are well connect and affluent, others suffer deprivation and social exclusion. A constant in the mist of this complexity is their need to be housed – whether by themselves, the market, or governments.

This conference seeks to explore how the three issues of city development, sense of community and housing need, all combine to make lives in our cities livable – or not. How will our urban environments change in the near future? Are the cities we live in now likely to contract or expand? How will these changes impact on communities and the way they are housed? Will new technologies facilitate community engagement with planning? Will resident voices be heard by planners? Will unaffordable housing turn some cities into enclaves of the wealthy, or will the private sector and personal preference gate our communities?

[…]

Key Dates:
01 March 2017 - Abstract Submissions
01 April 2017 -   Abstract Feedback
01 June 2017 -   Registration closes
22 – 23 June 2017 - Conference   
01 July 2017 -  Full Paper Submissions (where applicable)
01 November 2017 - Feedback for publication
01 December 2017 - Publication of Full papers begins”

More details: website
Call for Abstracts: Living and Sustainability: An Environmental Critique of Design and Building Practices, Locally and Globally
9-10 February 2017, London South Bank University, UK
DATE: 30/10/2016
“Estimates of the building industry’s contribution to world carbon emissions reach as high as 30% worldwide – with figures on energy consumption in the region of 40%. Given the scale of the industry’s contribution to these figures it is obvious that we cannot ensure a sustainable planet without addressing the practices, materials and legacy of our building industries, our cites and our buildings.

However, key to a sustainable future are also related social questions. The sustainability of communities is one of the most basic components of the quality of life and opportunity.  Badly planned developments can not only lead to the destruction of habitats, they bring unaffordable housing, displaced communities and negative effects on physical health.

Hosted in London, this conference is concerned with the broad range of issues that affect the cities of advanced economies, the metropoles of new economic powerhouses, and the conurbations of the developing world.

[…]

30 October 2016 - Abstract Submissions
15 November 2016 - Abstract Feedback
20 January 2017 - Registration closes

Key Dates: 09-10 February 2017

01 March 2017 - Full Paper Submissions (where applicable)
01 April 2017 - Feedback for publication
01 June 2017 - Publication of Full papers”

More details: website
Internship: ATHIS-CIALP
Companhia de Desenvolvimento Habitacional do Distrito Federal, Brazil
DATE: 7/9/2016
International Council of Portuguese Language Architects (CIALP) launched, last September, in partnership with the Government of Brazil’s Federal District, the Internship Program of Technical Assistance of Social Interest Housing (ATHIS-CIALP).
This internship program will allow the professionals from CIALP member countries attend to a professional qualification in the Program of Architecture and Urbanism Technical Assistance, from the Company of Federal District Housing Development (CODHAB). The internship will be for 6 months.

More details: website (CODHAB) + website (CIALP)
Tour: Recorridos por la Arquitectura del siglo XX. La obra y su autor
6th October, 2016, 18:00, Hipódromo de la Zarzuela de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 6/10/2016
AEPPAS20 - Asociación Española para la Protección del Patrimonio Arquitectónico del Siglo 20, aims the promotion, protection and conservation of Spanish cultural and architectural heritage, of the 20th century.

The event “Recorridos por la Arquitectura del siglo XX. La obra y su autor” doesn’t want to analyse the architectural work itself, but understand how time has passed through them, how people lived there, what kind of problems have arisen from its maintenance or function change. So far, have been visited: Torre Castelar, Madrid; Instituto de Cultura Francés, Madrid and Real Club Náutico de San Sebastián.

This October 6th, the tour will be at Hipódromo de la Zarzuela de Madrid, 1941, by the architects Carlos Arniches and Martín Domínguez, with the engineer Eduardo Torroja, whose rehabilitation has recently been made by the architect Jerónimo Junquera.
The event begins with a visit to the building at 18:00, followed by an open discussion at 19:30.

More details: pdf below
Publication: Les dispositifs du confort dans l´architecture du XXe siècle: connaissance et stratégie de sauvegarde
by Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2016
DATE: 0/0/0
"The notion of physiological comfort – meaning responses to temperature and humidity but also to lighting and acoustics – has been a driving force in architectural production throughout the twentieth century. Whether concealed, embedded, exposed, or ‘featured’, building environment services have played a dominant role in architectural design. This book puts the spotlight on those paradoxically ‘bulky’ yet ‘invisible’ networks that accommodate our physiological needs. Coming from different disciplinary backgrounds, the authors look back over both the cultural and the material issues that have shaped modern and contemporary architecture´s pursuit of comfort by design. In addition, a number of recent, iconic restoration and renovation projects are presented here by the designers themselves. Seeking to strike the right balance between conserving modern built heritage and responding to today´s energy-saving paradigms, they demonstrate how the concept of material well-being, in the sense of today´s ‘sustainable comfort’, remains high on the agenda. And always at the heart of these reflections are the building services installations themselves."

On the 24th of November at 18h00 the book presentation of Les dispositifs du confort dans l´architecture du XXe siècle: connaissance et stratégies de sauvegarde [Building Environment and Interior Comfort in the 20th Century: Understanding Issues and Developing Conservation Strategies] will take place at l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“On this occasion architect and philosopher Eduardo Prieto, professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, will give a public lecture entitled ‘La culture du bien-être. Les poétiques du confort dans l´architecture du XIXe et XXe siècle’ [The Welfare Cultures. Poetics of Comfort in the Architecture of the 19th and 20th Centuries].”

More details book: website
More details bookpresentation: website
MAAT´s Grand Opening
5th October 2016, MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 5/10/2016
The new MAAT building designed by the british architect Amanda Levete  (AL_A) will be opened to the public on 5 October, with a 12-hour programme that will include educational events, performances and music happenings, across the extended riverside campus kept by the EDP Foundation.

PROGRAMME

12 pm - 12 am
Semiconductor. Where Shapes Come From
Projection. Video Room (new building)
Nuno da Luz. C’mon
Installation. Riverfront
Haroon Mirza. Emerging Paradigm
Installation. Main Gallery (new building)

1 pm
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. Pynchon Park
Exhibition opening
Oval Gallery (new building)

2 pm
The Form of Form – Lisbon Architecture Triennale 4th Edition
Exhibition opening
Yard

3 pm
The World of Charles and Ray Eames
Exhibition opening
Talk with Eames Demetrios and Catherine Ince
Central 1
Talk with Semiconductor
Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt with Joana Seguro
Video Room (new building)
Support: British Council

4 pm
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster video screening
Talk with the artist and Pedro Gadanho
Project Room (new building)
Arquiteturas Film Festival
Opening
Conference Room
Colectivo. Timber by Michael Gordon
Under the direction of Pedro Carneiro
Concert. Turbine Hall

5 pm
Digitópia by Casa da Música
Turbine Hall

6 pm
Nástio Mosquito. Respectable Thief
Performance. Project Room (new building)

7 pm
Von Calhau
Concert. Turbine Hall
Nigga Fox
DJ set. Project Room (new building)

8pm
Zebra Katz
Live set. Project Room (new building)
Carminho
Concert Turbine Hall

9 pm
Ryoji Ikeda. Supercodex
Live AV set: Project Room (new building)
Dead Combo
Concert. Turbine Hall

10 pm
Fatima al Qadiri
DJ set. Project Room (new building)

FAMILY PROGRAME
2:30 pm - Monotyping Workshop (+ 5 years)
3 pm - Discover MAAT Creative Workshop (4-6 years)
4 pm - Panoramic Tour (all ages)
4:30 pm - Architecture Tour (+ 12 years)
5 pm - Monumental Itinerary at the Power Station Tour (all ages)
6 pm - Electric Toy Cars Creative Workshop (+ 6 years)
8 pm - Secret Itinerary at the Power Station Tour (+ 12 years)

More details: website
World Heritage inscription of “The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier”
19th September 2016, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, France
DATE: 19/9/2016
“On 19 September 2016 at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Architectural and Heritage Centre), Paris, the representatives of seven States Parties, Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan and Switzerland were presented with the certificates of inscription on the List of World Heritage of the serial property “The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement”.
On the occasion of an event organized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, the Le Corbusier Foundation and the Association Le Corbusier sites, the chief of UNESCO’s Movable Heritage and Museums section, Heritage Division, Culture Sector, Mr. Ieng Srong, on behalf of the Assistant Director-General for Culture, Mr. Francesco Bandarin, and the Director of Heritage Division and Director of the World Heritage Centre, Ms. Mechtild Rössler, presented the certificates and emphasized the importance of solidarity and transnational cooperation for the protection, conservation and enhancement of World Heritage through the development of transnational partnerships, and the importance to invite further reflection on the role of heritage as an integral part of communities’ contemporary life and as a resource for a new culture of modern and sustainable development.”

More details: website
IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Fall 2016
30th September 2016, Centro de Congressos, DECivil e Arquitectura, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/9/2016
On 30th September 2016, between 09:30 and 18:30, the PhD Week Fall 2016, organized in the framework of the IST PhD Program in Architecture, will be held at Instituto Superior Técnico - Centro de Congressos DECivil e Arquitectura (Lisbon University), with the following program:

Moderation
Ana Tostões (Coordinator of the IST PhD Program in Architecture)

Program

09:30-10:00 – Opening session

10:00-11:00 – Mediterranean Syncretism in Spanish Art and Architecture, during the first decades of the twentieth Century – António Pizza (ETSAB-UPC);

11:00-11:15 – Break;

11:15-12:15 – “Exotic, Beautiful, Oddly Modernist”. The Algarve, a Mediterranean Riddle on the Atlantic – Ricardo Agarez (KU Leuven, Department of Architecture);

12:15-13:00 – Mediterranean. Contemporary meetings – Maria Fernanda Rollo (Secretary of State of Science, Techonology and Higher Education, CTES, IHC-UNL);

13:00-15:00 – Lunch Break;

15:00-15:45 – Building with Climate in Portugal 1955-1974: Keil do Amaral House in Alporchinhos, Algarve – João Santa Rita (IST-ULisboa);

15:45-16:30 – Vaulted houses of Fuzeta – Mafalda Pacheco (IST-ULisboa);

16:30-16:45 - Break;

16:45-17:45 – The rural house in Algarve – Mediterranean result – João Vieira Caldas (IST-ULisboa);

17:45-18:45 - Ideas of Mediterranean houses in Spain. The contribution of Rudofsky between Sert and Coderch – António Pizza (ETSAB-UPC).


Free admission
. Everyone is welcome!


Conference program and practical information available on the following pdf.
Symposium: ICOMOS Annual General Assembly, Advisory Committee and Scientific Symposium
15th – 21st October 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
DATE: 15/10/2016
“ICOMOS Turkey is honored to host the 2016 ICOMOS Annual General Assembly, Advisory Committee Meeting & Scientific Symposium; it is a great pleasure to welcome the ICOMOS community to the meetings in Istanbul.

Since its foundation in 1974, ICOMOS Turkey has grown into an active community of over 100 members. It tries to consolidate international connections and to channel information to its members. Seminars, symposia and training courses are arranged for promoting awareness. Several of our members take active roles in ICOMOS International’s scientific committees.

We believe that hosting the 2016 Annual General Assembly, Advisory Committee Meeting & Scientific Symposium will help to strengthen the international cooperation of our Committee. Istanbul is a unique city with exceptional natural assets and deep roots in history. The meeting will offer our fellow ICOMOS members the opportunity to enjoy the rich repertoire of cultural heritage of Istanbul; they will also have the chance to observe the preservation challenges faced by Istanbul in the 21st century. We believe that it is a great occasion for our country and we look forward to the meetings as a chance to discuss with our colleagues the problems related to conservation of cultural heritage in Turkey. We hope that they will kindly share with us their experience on how to best deal with the threats and pressures historic cities face.”

More details: website
Arquiteturas Film Festival 2016: RehabNation
12th – 16th October 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 13/10/2016
Arquiteturas is an international film festival, with documentary, experimental and fiction films, included in the theme of architecture. The program that has been developed for this festival, since 2013, is about the infinite possibilities of valorisation and promotion of architecture, through cinema and audio-visual production in general.
The festival seeks to use the extensive network of contacts that has arisen among others Architecture Film festivals around the world, to enhance the projection of great relevance films for the dissemination of Portuguese architectural culture, not only in Portugal but also internationally.

More details: website
2016 Western Australian Heritage Awards finalists
2016, Australia
DATE: 0/0/0
The Modernism in America Awards is the only national program that celebrates the people and projects working to preserve, restore and rehabilitate our modern heritage sensitively and productively. The program seeks to advance those preservation efforts; to increase appreciation for the period and to raise awareness of the on-going threats against modern architecture and design.

The awards acknowledge the substantial contribution preservation in general and the postwar heritage in particular makes to the economic and cultural life of our cities and towns and their respective communities. The awards also set a standard as to what can be accomplished with the productive preservation of these projects. 

More details: website
Debate: No Centenário da Avenida da Cidade - “A ideologia do Boulevard: das experiências de Paris à refundação das cidades europeias”
26th September 2016, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 26/9/2016
The second session of the Conference-Debate module brings Elisabeth Essaïan, with “From bulvar to magistral. Crossed history of words and forms in Russian and soviet urban design”, a communication about the evolution of forms and designations of urban landscape of Moscow, from the beginning of the nineteenth and mid-twentieth century; and Manuel Mendes, that from the subject "Na terra da pedra, fazer obra de massa. ´Que não se acoime de utopia tudo quanto há de mais realidade´ ", talks about Porto’s landscape, between reality, design and desire. Moderation will be in charge of Domingos Tavares.
4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale
5th October - 11th December 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 5/10/2016
The Form of Form starts on the holiday that celebrates the implementation of the Portuguese Republic, 5th October, with exhibition openings, debates, book presentations and many other activities. The intensive programme of the opening week will give a sneak-peek into what will follow until 11th December. The Lisbon Architecture Triennale invites you to join this celebration of architecture and the city.

More details: website
Round Table: 10th Associations Round Table Europe
3rd – 4th November 2016, Monaco
DATE: 3/11/2016
UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2016 will take place Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September in Busan, South Korea.

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.

More details: website
Round Table: 4th Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific
28th – 29th September 2016, Busan, Korea
DATE: 28/9/2016
UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2016 will take place Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September in Busan, South Korea.

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.

More details: website
Publication:
Actar Publishers, 2016
DATE: 0/0/0
“This book is not about a folk or typical Latin American architecture. Latino America is not some faraway, isolated region, rather a huge and universal laboratory. It shows a different Latin America through its recent architecture, which flourishes in our time of global communications. It does have roots in the past; but does not appeal to nostalgia. Architecture thought for the present and designed for the near future.

Total Latin American Architecture intends to communicate a targeted objective, to circumscribe a segment, a series of observations and actions in architecture. However, it is a selected, fully open, and deep fragment, outlining conceptual and practical verifications on critical views and concrete projects, concerning the actual, extensive world of architecture in the Latin American territory, and in the first years of the new century.

It is a sequence of topical segments organized as an unsystematic series and through a number of different projects in each case: the single family house; searches on bigger scales; poetical structures; topics under consideration; a look over laboratories; terrain, landscape and topography; covering folk factors; and the volumetric reasoning an physical features.”

More details: website
Conference:
28th September 2016, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 28/9/2016
The opening session of the Academic Year 2016-17 of the Faculty of Architecture - University of Porto that will take place on September 28, Wednesday, at 4:00 pm, at the Auditorium Fernando Távora and Exhibition Gallery, FAUP.

The official opening session will feature the presentation of the conference "Por dentro do Tempo, Para além da Imagem" by Gonçalo Byrne, followed by the opening of the exhibition "ANUÁRIA ´16 - Permanências e rupturas do Ensino/Aprendizagem em Arquitectura na FAUP ".

More details: website
Book Launch: José Isaías Cardoso. Um Moderno na Figueira da Foz
By Núcleo de Arquitectos da Região de Coimbra, Secção Regional do Norte da Ordem dos Arquitectos (ed.), 24th September 2016, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
DATE: 24/9/2016
Núcleo de Arquitectos da Região de Coimbra, with the support of Figueira da Foz city hall promoted, on the last 24th September, a tribute to the architect José Isaías Cardoso, the architect who introduced the modern movement on Figueira da Foz. The event was also the presentation and launch of the publication “José Isaías Cardoso. Um Moderno na Figueira da Foz”.
Forum: From Postwar to Postmodern – 20th Century Built Cultural Heritage - The 6th Baltic Sea Region Cultural Heritage Forum
28th-30th September 2016, Kiel, Germany
DATE: 28/9/2016
The various countries of the Baltic Sea region are linked both by the inland sea and favorable overland connections. The Baltic Sea region is diverse with respect to its shifting landscape and its rich variety of cultures, languages, religions and histories. Over the centuries, contacts through mutual trade and shipping have contributed to this region’s long, common history. The geographical position of the Baltic Sea states, forming a region in itself in northern Europe, has also contributed to the area’s shared sense of regional identity.
The conference From Postwar to Postmodern – 20th Century Built Cultural Heritage
will be held in Kiel, Germany, in 2016, within the framework of the 6th Baltic Sea Region Cultural Heritage Forum. This conference addresses the historical legacy of postwar twentieth century architecture in the context of the Baltic Sea region and the different values that are ascribed to the architecture of this period through the end of the twentieth century.

The aim of this conference is to raise awareness of the built cultural heritage of the postwar- and postmodern period in the Baltic Sea region. In terms of cultural heritage, the architecture of the modern movement has a brief history. Although trends in twentieth century architecture have been accompanied by a contemporary historiography, with its canon formation, it was not until the last decades of the twentieth century that the environments of the modern movement were considered as part of the cultural heritage.

More details: website
Exhibition: Am Ende: Architektur. Zeitreisen 1959 – 2019
6 October 2016 -20 March 2017, Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria
DATE: 20/3/2017
To mark the retirement of founding director Dietmar Steiner the Az W takes a look, with him, at sixty years of international architectural history. The dissolution of CIAM in 1959 marked the "failure" of the modern movement which plunged architecture into a profound crisis. From this starting point the exhibition meanders through history, making stops where Dietmar Steiner underwent his own personal architectural socialisation process. The historical examples of architecture are contrasted by the curators with contemporary positions that show, with the breadth of diversity, that architecture is a long way from the end. The dialogue between the two storylines of the exhibition is intended to prove that a critical new beginning is inherent to every "End".

More details: Facebook event
Symposium: Mies van der Rohe – Barcelona, 1929: Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe
13st-15st October 2016, Barcelona CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 13/10/2016
On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the reconstruction of the Barcelona Pavilion, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe has organised a symposium, presided over by Juan José Lahuerta, on the figure of Mies van der Rohe and the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition.

For this event, several experts from all over the world on Mies van der Rohe, his work and, in particular, the Pavilion have been convened to present the results of their latest research. Among others, Fritz Neumeyer, Emeritus Professor of Architectural Theory at the Technische Universität of Berlin, who will deliver the opening address; Beatriz Colomina, Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at the Princeton University of New Jersey; Dietrich Neumann, Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University of Providence and Researcher at the American Academy – Berlin and Francesco Dal Co, Professor of Architecture History at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) who will conclude the symposium.

The symposium is organized into four sessions with the following topics: “The Pavilion in Mies’s work and in the Weimar’s Germany”, “The Pavilion at the Barcelona International Exhibition”, “The Pavilion and the Media” and “Reconstructions”. At the end of each session Juan José Lahuerta will chair a round table discussion with the lecturers and special guests.

More details: website
Book Launch:
3rd September 2016, 18:30, Livraria Cultura, Shopping Iguatemi, São Paulo, Brazil
DATE: 3/9/2016
This singular work is one of the most outstanding buildings of the last decade in the oeuvre of Álvaro Siza, Pritzker Prize recipient in 1992. On a high plain by the river in the Roman city of Chaves, deep in the interior of his home country, Siza has built the Nadir Afonso Museum. Blending the modernity of elevation o the ground (and above the river’s flood plain) and a vernacular indented plan, the building reveals the exceptional mastery of this architect and the very condition of contemporary architecture.

More details: website
Book Launch:
31st August 2016, Escola da Cidade, General Jardim Street, São Paulo, Brazil
DATE: 31/8/2016
This book offers to the reader 45 chronicles written by the critic and architect Jorge Figueira (1965) to Público newspaper, between 2012 and 2013. This words, written in an informal critical way, establish dialogues, often with humour, between architecture, architects, politics and politicians, travels and personal experiences. In short, the reader has a collection of texts that overflow the theme of architecture and talk intense and directly on the consistencies and inconsistencies of life; about the surprises and deviations halfway.
Article: The Legacy of the 20th Century Architecture: Administrative Protection Versus Effective Safeguard
by Richard Klein, Revista CPC, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
DATE: 0/0/0
"This article covers the French instruments for protecting the architectural and urban heritage, as well as its evolution. It will also cover the issues raised by the twentieth century architectural legacy. Subject to denaturing and destruction, the future of this legacy questions traditional values that usually serve as rationale for the recognition as a heritage site. The material and cultural knowledge about twentieth century architecture are presented as essential conditions to effectively safeguard it opposed to a usually ineffective administrative protection."

Full article: website
Exhibition: Berenice Abbott – Photographs
1st July - 3rd October 2016, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 3/10/2016
Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) is one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. She spent six decades taking pictures. The Martin-Gropius-Bau is now dedicating an exhibition featuring about 80 pictures to her. Her famous and iconic pictures from the Changing New York series, early portraits and her pioneering work as a scientific photographer will be shown.
Curator: Anne Morin

More details: website
Exhibition: Neighbourhood, Where Álvaro meets Aldo
Until 27th November 2016, Campo di Marte, Giudecca, Venice, Italy
DATE: 27/11/2016
The exhibition focuses on Álvaro Siza’s work with social housing, covering his interventions in different neighborhoods in Porto, Berlin, The Hague, and Venice, and analyzing their relationship with the European city and the creation of true “neighbourhoods.”
In collaboration with the CCA, ATER Venezia, the city of Venice, and Venice University’s Institute of Architecture (IUAV)
Curators: Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli

More details: website
Publication: OASE 96 | Social Poetics - The Architecture of Use and Appropriation - Now available
OASE Journal for Architecture
DATE: 0/0/0
"OASE 96 examines the remarkable revival of architectural practices that focus on reuse and appropriation of buildings, environment and materials. To what extent can and will designers engage in this process, and what is the possible positive or negative social impact of these interventions?

Edited by Els Vervloesem, Marleen Goethals, Hüsnü Yegenoglu and Michiel Dehaene, this issue focuses on case studies, practical experience, critical reflection and ideas that show how architects and urban planners proactively deploy reuse in view of future user opportunities and/or applications. 

Between the faith in the autonomy of architecture on the one hand and design that centres on the user on the other, lies a whole range of practices that address the traditional separation between design and use in a radical way. In this issue, the contrast between design and use in not perceived as an issue that needs to be resolved, but as a productive area of tension within which architecture is created." 

More details: website
Call for papers: Colóquio Internacional Arquitectura Popular - Tradição e Vanguarda
14th-15th December 2016 - ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/9/2016
The International Colloquium on Popular Architecture, taking place on the 14th and 15th of December 2016, sends out a call for papers. This edition´s theme is Tradition and Vanguard, and proposes a historiographic and theoretical reflection on popular architecture, from the end of the 19th century to contemporaneity. Centered on popular architecture, an integral part of a national architectural culture, the focus is part of a wider context; where geography, rural life, and the construction of an iconography and imagery of the past is valued, all for the sake of defining a national character. 

Deadline: 30th of September 2016

Guidelines

- Article must be written in Portuguese or Spanish;
- Length of article: minimum 30.000 characters, maximum 35.000 characters (including spaces Times New Roman 12, single spaced), footnotes (Times New Roman 10), with bibliography (following the Norma Portuguesa NP 405);
- Margins: top/left 3cm, bottom/right 2cm;
-Images are the responsibility of the authors;
-Image captions, Times New Roman 10
-Text must follow the defined layout, not complying may result in the refusal of the article.

More details: website (Portuguese/Spanish)
Initiative: A Construção da Avenida através da fotografia | World Photo Day
Centenário da Avenida, Fundação Instituto Arquitecto José Marques da Silva
DATE: 19/8/2016
As part of World Photo Day, the Fundação Marques da Silva shared a selection of images documenting the construction of the Avenida da Cidade, offering an unique outlook on the historical moment in which the city of Porto was transformed.
The Fundação invites the public to share images related to this particular event. The photographs will be used to build a narrative which will be part of the ongoing Centenário da Avenida program. 

More details: website.

Photo: César Romão
Publication: Greek Architecture in the 20th and 21st century: History, Theory, Criticism - Andreas Giacumacatos, editor
Conference Proceedings (Athens School of Fine Arts, May 22-24, 2014) - Gutenberg Editions, 2016.
DATE: 0/0/0
The proceedings of the 1st Conference of History of Architecture, which took place at the Athens School of Fine Arts in May 2014, have been compiled and published into a bound volume.
The different papers focus on historiography of Modern and Contemporary Greek architecture with a systematic and comprehensive manner and have been divided among the following categories:
1) Architecture and art from the end of Neoclassicism to the early 21st century;
2) History of interwar architecture;
3) "Theory of restoration" of architecture of the modern movement;
4) History of post-war architecture;
5) The contribution of architectural archives;
6) Theoretical assumptions about architecture of the 20th century;
7) Critical assesment of modern treaty.

"The complex general topics and new research approaches of individual subjects give the volume an original character, comprehensive and highly instructive for those interested in Greek architecture of our time."

Publication: Vertical Urban Factory by Nina Rappaport
Actar Publishers, 2016
DATE: 0/0/0
" Vertical Urban Factory focuses on the spaces of production in cities - both the modernist period and today - and the technologies that have contributed to shifts in factory architecture, manufacturing, and urban design. It tracks the evolution of the vertical urban factory from the first industrial revolution to the present and provides an analysis of the political, social and economic factors that have shaped today´s global industrial landscape. Ultimately, it provokes new concepts for the future of urban manufacturing, and the necessity of creating new paradigms for sustainable, self-sufficient urban industry. 

Vertical Urban Factory includes a timeline of significant developments in technology, architecture, and manufacturing and is illustrated with over five hundred black and white and color photographs of historic  and contemporary factories, as well as architectural renderings manufacturing and process diagrams." 

More details: here
Read an excerpt here
Publication: The Legacy of 20th century Architecture - Administrative Protection versus Effective Safeguard by Richard Klein
Centro de Preservação Cultural, Universidade de São Paulo, 2016
DATE: 0/0/0
This article, by Richard Klein, is featured in a special edition of Revista CPC (no. 21), published by the Centro de Preservação Cultural, of the University of São Paulo (USP)

Firstly, this article covers the French instruments for the protection of architectural and urban heritage as well as its evolution, and secondly, the issues raised by the architectural legacy of the twentieth century.

“Subject to denaturing and destruction, the future of this heritage questions the traditional values that usually serve as rationale for the recognition as a heritage site. The material and cultural knowledge of twentieth century architecture are presented here as essential conditions to its effective safeguarding, in opposition to an often ineffective administrative protection.”

The full article is available below:

French
Portuguese


More details: website
Prize: 2016 Western Australian Heritage Awards | Finalists
Perth, WA, Australia
DATE: 0/0/0
The 2016 Western Australian Heritage Awards have commended the complex of buildings that make up the Denmark District Hospital (1924), in honour of its restoration and preservation, under the category "Conservation or Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place." 

The conservation effort, chiefed by H+H Architects, will house the Denmark Community Resource Centre, the Denmark Arts Council, the Denmark Over 50s Association and a number of other community groups, bringing the community and area back to life. 

"An exemplar of a community-driven project that has not only saved the hospital buildings from neglect but restored and adapted the site into a cohesive and vibrant community, arts and cultural precinct for the town. The Shire and the Denmark community are to be commended.

The Denmark District Hospital (fmr) is a complex of buildings with high cultural heritage significance that has contributed to the successful medical care of many generations of residents in Denmark and the surrounding region. It is an excellent example of a rural hospital that was very much inspired, constructed and maintained by community involvement.
Following the closure of the original hospital precinct, there was some community pressure to demolish the buildings, but the community rallied to save the buildings. It was decided that the former hospital buildings would be adapted into a cohesive and vibrant community, arts and cultural precinct for the town."


Other finalists in the same category included the Cronshaw Store (1938), in Bunbury, WA.

More details: website
Photography Competition: Harry Page Photo Competition
31st October 2016
DATE: 31/10/2016
The Twentieth Century Society (C20) has launched a photography competition, with a deadline of 31 October 2016. Submissions to the Harry Page Photo Competition 2016 are unfortunately restricted to C20 members only. Last year´s winning photograph showed Central Hall at the University of York (pictured). If you are a C20 member, we would like to urge you to submit your photograph of 20th century buildings in Scotland!

More details: website
Announced Grants: Keeping it Modern - Getty Conservation Grants
2016 series of Architectural Conservation Grants announced
DATE: 0/0/0
The Getty Foundation developed Keeping It Modern, an international grant initiative that continues the deep commitment to architectural conservation with a focus on important buildings of the twentieth century. Keeping It Modern will support grant projects of outstanding architectural significance that promise to advance conservation practices. Grants focus on the creation of conservation management plans that guide long-term maintenance and conservation policies, the thorough investigation of building conditions, and the testing and analysis of modern materials. In select cases, grants may support implementation projects that have the potential to serve as models for the conservation of other 20th century buildings. Below is a list of 2016 grants awarded: 
Association de Gestion du Site Cap Moderne
Villa E-1027
Highland Green Foundation Inc.
First Presbyterian Church
Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi
Casa de Vidro
Comisión del Patrimonio Cultural de la Nación
Cristo Obrero Church
ArchiAfrika Accra
Children´s Library
The Writers´ Union of Armenia
Sevan Writers´ Resort
Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trust
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Nirmala Bakubhai Foundation
Gautam Sarabhai Workshop Building
Kosovo´s Architecture Foundation
National Library of Kosovo

More details: website
Building 156
Fundação Marques da Silva, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 0/0/0
“Building 156”, designed by architect Marques da Silva on the Avenida do Aliados, is presented through the eyes of André Camelo and Miguel Ribeiro, the architects responsible for its restoration. They led the Guided tour #4 as part of the Centenário da Avenida program. 

More details: online text (Portuguese)
Workshop: Neighbourhoods - The Big Reset on Neighbourhood Design. 3rd International Summer School in Design in Urbanism
27th July-6th August 2016, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 27/7/2016
The third edition of the european Summer School will proceed with the debate on neighbourhood design. After the extremely successful start in Amsterdam, in 2014, and the fruitful re-edition in Istanbul, in 2015, this year, the Summer School will take place in the city of Porto.

The ten-day summer school - European Intensive Programme – will consist of lectures, intensive workshop and critical debates. Students will work in international teams, debating and confronting their experiences and cultures, seeking to highlight new perspectives and approaches on the neighbourhood concept and design. It is expected a critical reflection on the issue, triggered by practical experimentation in the Porto context, which also implies the recognition of this particular urban reality and the understanding of its development processes.

The programme, challenging the role of urban planners and designers, is based on the idea that the contemporary neighbourhood is not a static concept, but rather a fluid notion open for multiple interpretations. It intends to question if a neighbourhood can be designed and planned. Is a neighbourhood a particular urban area with a defined target group of inhabitants and users? Or is a neighbourhood a more complex and open idea, grounded on the way people use the available network of public spaces? This last assumption points to the idea of working with the collective system of spaces and the facilities that enhance their individual capacities: the network and the multifunctional places.

More details: website
Initiative: Un Dia, Una Arquitecta
DATE: 0/0/0
The aim of this action is to demonstrate the contribution of female architects, in different facets: architectural, urban and landscape design, techonology, publications, artist production, political, social habitat management, theory and teaching. The team in front of the initiative is formed by: Lorena Fernandez, Cecilia Kesman, Florence Marciani, Cayetana Mercé, Inés Moisset, Gueni Ojeda (Argentina), Sandra Gutierrez Poizat, Sofia Rivera (El Salvador), Eva Alvarez, Zaida Muxí Ines Novella, Joaquim Quixal (Spain), Cristina Dreifuss (Peru) and Daniela Arias (Uruguay-Spain). The group is completed by special guests who are responsible for specific entries.

They build, during 365 days, a kind of a timeline that allows understanding the work of female architects throughout history.

More details: website
Exhibition: The Frankfurt Art School – Modernism on the Main
25 July 2016-27 February 2017, Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Germany
DATE: 27/2/2017
The Bauhaus-Archiv holds the world’s largest collection related to the Bauhaus and, for decades, it has also been researching and collecting material from individuals and institutions playing a parallel or subsequent role in reforming art. These include the Frankfurt Art School, which was reformed in 1923 and had close thematic and personal ties to the Bauhaus: several members of the Bauhaus, such as Adolf Meyer, Christian Dell, Josef Hartwig and Karl Peter Röhl, became teachers at the art school on the Main. The exhibition presents works by students and teachers, with some of the objects being presented publicly for the first time.

A massive town-planning project formed the core of the New Frankfurt: from 1925 to 1930, more than 12,000 flats, administration buildings and communal social facilities were created in the modernist style. Numerous renowned architects, such as Walter Gropius or Mart Stam, were involved in the town-planning programme headed by Ernst May. The New Frankfurt strove to redesign every area of life and also encompassed fields including interior design, typography and graphic art.

More details: website

© Photo: Instituto Stefan Rosenbauer
Exhibition: Panoramas de la Ciudad: La Escuela de París, 1900–1945
22nd April to 23rd October 2016, Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
DATE: 23/10/2016
"Panoramas de la ciudad: La Escuela de París" covers a period from the early twentieth century and World War II, focusing on the fundamental movements of modern art and the enshrined artists at the School of Paris  and their urge to break with conservative aesthetic and transform the perception of everyday life in the modern city.

More details: website (spanish)
Publication: Algarve Building - Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965
by Ricardo Agarez, Routledge, 2016
DATE: 0/0/0
From his winning thesis in 2013 at the Royal Institute of British Architects President´s Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, Ricardo Agarez issue in this publication the inclusion of Portuguese architecture in the so-called Critical Regionalism through a reconstruction of the discussions and references that period in the Algarve area, and the study of the processes that the canon of the history and criticism of architecture has endorsed, faced with the results of a thorough investigation on buildings, documents, speeches, agents and files.

More details: website
Prize: Décima Edicón Premio Iberoamericano SCA CICoP 2O16 | Obras sobre el Patrimonio Edificado
8th August 2016, SCA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
DATE: 8/8/2016
The Central Society of Architects and the International Centre for Heritage Conservation convene all architects and architectural firms to participate in the 10th edition of the Iberoamerican Prize, to the best intervention in works involving the built heritage.

Closing date and receiving work: 8th August 2016

More details: pdf below and website (spanish)
Call for Entries: 2016 Simon Architecture Prize
16 September 2016, Fundació Mies van der Rohe - New Simon Architecture Prize
DATE: 16/9/2016
" FUNDACIÓ MIES VAN DER ROHE has supported the creation of a new architecture award: Living Places - Simon Architecture Prize

The aim of the Prize is to single out those architectures of excellence that foster the adaptation of spaces in the quest for the comfort of their inhabitants. Architectures that become transformed into places of quality for people in their daily lives: for working, learning, playing... Architecture to be lived in. 

This European-scale prize is open to all projects which were finished and had already been put into use within the 2 year period from the 1st of January 2014 to the 31st of December 2015. 

Among the great number and variety of architecture contests, Living places - Simon Architecture Prize is characterised by an approach defined on the basis of the perspective of the inhabitant, by adopting the video format as the essential means by which to explain the individual work; and by a participation process that inlcudes inhabitants and allows them to propose those works they regard as worthy of consideration by the Jury. 

Collective places and Personal places constitute the two award categories, a reflection of interest in architecture projected and explained from the perspectives of the user, an interest that focuses on the experiences that put spaces to the test, not that grade 0 of architecture frozen in the moments prior to its being launched into society and the city. 

Living Places - Simon Architecture Prize is an initiative of Simon and is developped by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. "

Registration and participation are free. 

Important dates
Registration deadline: 16th September 2016
Submission deadline: 31st October 2016

More details: website
Call for abstracts: 14th Forum of History and Critique of Modern Architecture
10-11 November 2016, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
DATE: 10/11/2016
The Forum of History and Critique of Modern Architecture extends the invitation to its 14th annual meeting in collaboration with the ´5 de Mayo´ Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca (UABJO), to be held on the 10th and 11th of November 2016.

This edition will explore the Writing of Architectural History and Criticism in the Era of Digitalization. 

The 14th Forum has opened the call for abstracts and proposes the three following sub-themes:

1. The historiography of architecture against the history of civilization;

2. The historiography of 20th century architecture;

3. Architectural criticism.

Open to post-graduate students and researchers, abstracts will be sent electronically to the scientific committee of the 14th Forum for approval.
Papers are to be the original work of the researcher(s) and may not have been presented in another event. They can have a maximum length of 1 (one) page and are to be accompanied by a curriculum vitae of no more than 1/2 (half) page in length. 


Important dates
Deadline to receive abstracts: Wednesday, August 31 2016
Answer for accepted papers: Monday, September 12 2016. 
Extensive Purchases for the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin
July 2016, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 0/0/0
"Important parts of the estates of the Bauhaus artists Benita Koch-Otte, Gertrud Arndt, Alfred Arndt and Gunta Stölzl have expanded the world´s largest Bauhaus collection.

The purchase of four important groups of material from artists´ estates means that hundreds of pieces from classes at the Bauhaus and central key works by the renowned Bauhaus figures Benita Koch-Otte, Gertrud Arndt and Alfred Arndt as well as important historical documents and photographs formerly owned by the Bauhaus teacher Gunta Stölzl have become a permanent part of the Bauhaus-Archiv collection. Among other things, these new purchases include Gertrud Arndt´s 32 famous mask photos, Benita Koch-Otte´s design for the carpet in Walter Gropius´s office as director and Alfred Arndt´s pioneering advertising designs and architectural plans.

The Bauhaus-Archiv was able to purchase a large part of these works through the financial support of the Cultural Foundation of the Federal States (Kulturstiftung der Länder) and the Wüstenrot Foundation (Wüstenrot Stiftung). [...] "We are unbelievably happy that these parts of the estates of the Bauhaus artists Gunta Stölzl, Benita Koch-Otte and Alfred and Gertrud Arndt have been successfully purchased for our collection. These groups of material possess a unique art historical significance on account of their extensiveness and cohesiveness. They came directly from the property of the artists´ heirs and their provenance is impeccable", explained Annemarie Jaeggi, Director of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin."

More details: website
Conference: Miguel Mendes e as Culturas Construtivas Locais no desenvolvimento sustentável
20th July 2016, 18:30, Sala Plana, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 20/7/2016
As part of the finissage of the exhibition ´Teresa Beirão - Uma obra dedicada à arquitectura de terra´, taking place on Wednesday July 20th, the evening will be highlighted by a talk presented by architect Miguel Mendes, on local constructive cultures and sustainable development. 

Admission is free (limited capacity) 

Miguel Mendes
Born in Lisbon in 1971. He studied architecture at the Lusíada University of Lisbon and the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy (1989-95), has a Master in Ecological Architecture from the Architecture Institute of San Francisco, USA (1995), and a graduate degree in Earth architecture from CRATerre (2000-2002). In his practice, he favours a bioclimatic and humanistic approach to architecture with a focus on the empowerment of local constructive cultures, through a sustainable development perspective. Member of  CRATerre and founding member of the Centro da Terra association, he is a promoter and defender of participatory architecture. Mendes has worked as a designer, teacher, and has been responsible for monitoring works in Portugal and several locations in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

More details: website


Call for Nominations: WMF / Knoll Modernism Prize
15th July 2016, World Monuments Fund and Knoll
DATE: 15/7/2016
Until 15th July 2016, the World Monuments Fund is accepting nomitation submissions for the 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize. Online form available here. In 2014, the Prize was awarded to the Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library. 

"The World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize is awarded biennially to a design professional or firm in recognition of an innovative architectural or design solution that has preserved a modern building or group of buildings.
The Prize is part of WMF´s Modernism at Risk initiative that addresses the challenges faced by modern sites through advocacy, education, and conservation."

"AWARD DETAILS
The recipient of the 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Prize will receive the award at a public event at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in the fall of 2016 (exact date to be confirmed). The recipient will also be invited to join a celebratory dinner with the jury and select guests.

The award includes:
A cash honorarium of $10,000;
A Knoll® Barcelona® chair;
Round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the prize presentation and jury dinner.

[...]

THE JURY
An independent jury of architectural scholars, conservators, and professionals in related fields will select the prize winner. The jury will be chaired by Barry Bergdoll, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA.

GUIDELINES
Nominated projects must have been completed in the last five years. Projects that enhanced a site’s architectural, functional, economic, and environmental sustainability while also benefiting the community are encouraged."


More details: website.
Call for Entries: EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards
1st October 2016
DATE: 1/10/2016
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field. Every year, it honours the most outstanding heritage achievements from all over Europe. It recognises the excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and the media. It stimulates creativity and innovation, through the power of example.

In 2017, the Awards will be given to up to 30 remarkable heritage projects and initiatives in four categories. Up to seven will be selected as Grand Prix winners and receive €10,000 each. One will get the Public Choice Award.

Closing Date: 1 October 2016

More details: website
Exhibition: Follow Me, Voyage d´architecture en Corée
13th July - 11th September 2016, Paris, France
DATE: 0/0/0
"FOLLOW ME, voyage d´architecture en Corée" presents the architecture and the Korean culture today through the work of three artists; Minhee Kang - Korean architect in France, Cheong Ahn - illustrator and Zenab Shahid - videographer.

In 2013, Minhee Kang accompanied 25 French architects who were discovering for the first time in Korea. She tells illustrator Cheong Ahn and videographer Zenab Shahid retrace this journey through a series of videos and illustrations.
The illustrations by Cheong Ahn recount episodes from this trip. Cheong Ahn has chosen to frame the meeting of these two cultures, French and Korean, through the impressions of French architects, in the manner of a comic book.
The videos show significantly the current Korean landscape. The videographer, Zenab Shahid, has chosen to associate the testimony of architectural images of Seoul and Jeju.
The architectural photographs, taken by Cheong Ahn, make us discover the atmosphere of the places visited by French architects during this trip. They present contemporary architectural achievements in Seoul and Jeju Island.

More details: website
Congress: 26th International Union of Architects World Congress
3-10 September 2017, Seoul, South Korea
DATE: 3/9/2017
The 26th International Union of Architects World Congress, UIA 2017 Seoul, will be held in Seoul, 3-10 September 2017.

The UIA 2017 Seoul Academic Program will provide a venue for thepresentation of research papers under the primary theme, “Soul of City”. This program will support the presentation and discussion ofarchitectural research projects (either realized or planned) in any of subjects: _Culture, Future, Nature_, or any open-ended themes in connection with the UIE 2017’s main theme.

More details: website
World Architecture Festival: Shortlist 2016 announced
16th-18th November 2016, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 16/11/2016
World Achitecture Festival finalists announced!

In its ninth year, 2016 World Architecture Festival received more entries than ever before. The 343 strong shortlist includes projects from 58 countries across 32 categories. All finalists will go on to compete at the World Architecture Festival in November.

More details: website
Four new sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
40th Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, 10th-20th July 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
DATE: 10/7/2016
The World Heritage Committee that took place between 10 and 20 July, in Istanbul, Turkey, inscribed four new sites on the World Heritage List. Two of them are Modern Movement sites:

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, Switzerland)—Chosen from the work of Le Corbusier, the 17 sites comprising this transnational serial property are spread over seven countries and are a testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past. They were built over a period of a half-century, in the course of what Le Corbusier described as “patient research”. The Complexe du Capitole in Chandigarh (India), the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (Japan), the House of Dr Curutchet in La Plata (Argentina) and the Unité d’habitation in Marseille (France) reflect the solutions that the Modern Movement sought to apply during the 20thcentury to the challenges of inventing new architectural techniques to respond to the needs of society. These masterpieces of creative genius also attest to the internationalization of architectural practice across the planet.

Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites (Antigua and Barbuda)—The site consists of a group of Georgian-style naval buildings and structures, set within a walled enclosure. The natural environment of this side of the island of Antigua, with its deep, narrow bays surrounded by highlands, offered shelter from hurricanes and was ideal for repairing ships. The construction of the Dockyard by the British navy would not have been possible without the labour of generations of enslaved Africans since the end of the 18th century. Its aim was to protect the interests of sugar cane planters at a time when European powers were competing for control of the Eastern Caribbean.

Pampulha Modern Ensemble
(Brazil)—The Pampulha Modern Ensemble was the centre of a visionary garden city project created in 1940 at Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais State. Designed around an artificial lake, this cultural and leisure centre included a casino, a ballroom, the Golf Yacht Club and the São Francisco de Assis church. The buildings were designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in collaboration with innovative artists. The Ensemble comprises bold forms that exploit the plastic potential of concrete, while fusing architecture, landscape design, sculpture and painting into a harmonious whole. It reflects the influence of local traditions, the Brazilian climate and natural surroundings on the principles of modern architecture.

Khangchendzonga
National Park
(India) – Located at the heart of the Himalayan range in northern India (State of Sikkim), the Khangchendzonga National Park includes a unique diversity of plains, valleys, lakes, glaciers and spectacular, snow-capped mountains covered with ancient forests, including the world’s third highest peak, Mount Khangchendzonga. Mythological stories are associated with this mountain and with a great number of natural elements (e.g. caves, rivers, lakes, etc.) that are the object of worship by the indigenous people of Sikkim. The sacred meanings of these stories and practices have been integrated with Buddhist beliefs and constitute the basis for Sikkimese identity.

The World Heritage Committee comprised representatives from 21 States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage elected by the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention.

More details: website
Conference: Third International Conference on Gender and Architecture
26-28 January 2017, Florence, Italy
DATE: 26/1/2017
Expanding architecture from a gender-based perspective. III International Conference on Gender and Architecture intends to continue creating a space for meeting and debate about the issues that relate architecture and gender studies opened in 2014 during the I International Congress of Architecture and Gender "ARQUITECTAS. Redefining the Profession" (ETSA Sevilla, Spain) and resumed in 2015 by "Matrices. II International Congress of Architecture and Gender" (Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, Portugal). 

The Third International Conference on Research in Architecture and Gender will focus on the theme of expanding architecture from a gender-based perspective and incorporating feminist strategies. It will promote, address and disseminate high-quality research, drawing connections among specialist areas of both theory and practice, thus revealing trans-disciplinary aspects and activating hybridizing processes that can no longer be eluded. The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite educators, researchers, scholars, professionals, graduate and doctoral students, collectives and activists that work in the fields of architecture, urban design, art, history of architecture and related areas, such as psychology, anthropology, sociology, geography, new technologies, law and others to present the result of their investigations and/or their ideas, suggestions, insights on the above mentioned gender sensitive/feminist strategies in urban planning, urban design, architecture and architectural education. 

Products of various formats (such as papers, interactive sessions and seminars, theatre plays, videos, photographs, performances, sound installations, artworks, etc.) will be accepted and welcome.

More details: website
Sunset Tour: MANITOGA In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
16th July & 20th August, New York, USA
DATE: 16/7/2016
MANITOGA In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Sunset Tour July 16 & August 20 and Ecstatic Light Tour August 6.

Sunset Tour: Saturdays, July 16, 5:30 - 7:30pm & August 20, 5 - 7pm, $75. Architect and Board member Tom Krizmanic leads this popular tour, with special guest Ann Wright, finishing with wine and light refreshments on the Living Room Terrace. 

Ecstatic Light Tour: Saturday, August 6, 4 - 6pm, $35. Resident Artist Peter Bynum leads this tour of ECSTATIC LIGHT as his illuminated paintings take on their evening glow within Manitoga´s House and Studio.

Tickets here.
European Commission proposes European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018
at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 22/5/2016
Joining forces for the European Year of Heritage 2018 The European Commission’s recent announcement to propose a European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018 was enthusiastically welcomed and discussed by hundreds of heritage players from all over Europe during the European Heritage Congress in Madrid from 22-27 May 2016.
During the European Heritage Awards Ceremony held at the Zarzuela Theatre on 24 May, EU Commissioner for Culture Tibor Navracsics called on all heritage stakeholders “to be a vital part of the Commission’s efforts to make this Year a success”, while Europa Nostra’s President Plácido Domingo reiterated that Europa Nostra stands ready to actively contribute to the effective implementation of this momentous initiative, which has the potential to generate the much needed positive energy and cohesive force between communities and citizens in Europe. 
A similar message was conveyed by Plácido Domingo to the European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker at their meeting in Brussels on 18 May.

More details: website website website.
IAPH Journal for Cultural Heritage Research
Published in English, n. 6
DATE: 1/6/2016
The Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage proposes an edition of ph investigación consisting of translations into English of some of the articles previously published in the journal. This initiative aims to promote the incorporation of the periodic publication into international databases and the reception of originals in English for their evaluation by blind peer reviews.

This task has been made possible thanks to a collaboration agreement signed with Morote Traducciones, a company that has committed to translating the originals from Spanish to English and to which the authors have expressed a high degree of satisfaction.

You can download and read the articles in Spanish and English via the table of contents of ph investigación No. 6 (June, 2016)

The period for submitting article proposals for the next edition of the periodic publication is now open.

Information for authors

More details: website.
Talk: Uma conversa com Álvaro Siza
2nd July 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 2/7/2016
To celebrate the Toronto launch of exhibition "Álvaro Siza: The Gateway to the Alhambra", the world-renowned architect Álvaro Siza Vieira joins a conversation with curator and architect António Choupina about Siza´s design for a new visitors centre at the Alhambra.

More details: website (portuguese)
Film projection: Melbourne Film | Brutalism Love Fest
27th July 2016, The Esplanade, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia
DATE: 27/7/2016
"Precise Poetry: The Architecture of Lina Bo Bardi"
(2013, 53´ Portuguese, English subtitled)
Belinda Rukschcio

"Barbican: Urban Poetry"
(2015, 6´) 
Joe Gilbert

"Trellick Tower"
(2012, 1´)
Cynium

"31 Trellick Tower"
(2015, 2´)
Hilow

More details: website
Meeting: V Encontro Internacional de Jovens Investigadores da História Moderna
31 May, 1st and 2nd of June 2017, Coimbra, Portugal
DATE: 25/11/2016
On  May 31st, 1st and 2nd June 2017, will take place at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra, the Fifth International Meeting of Young Researchers in Early Modern History (EJIHM). The commission organizing calls for young researchers (master students or PhD) to submit proposals that address communication themes related to the Iberian Modern History and territories overseas and which fall in chronological arc that goes from 1481 to 1822.

More details: website
Call for Papers: From Refugees to Restitution: Nazi Looted Art in the UK
23rd-24th March 2017, University of Cambridge, UK
DATE: 15/10/2016
From Refugees to Restitution: The History of Nazi Looted Art in the UK in Transnational and Global Perspective", University of Cambridge, March 23 - 24, 2017.

In recent years, the subject of looted art and the restitution of cultural property has come to the fore of historical enquiry and public consciousness alike. While popular recollections of this politically sensitive subject often display a certain lack of historical accuracy, a growing number of historians, art historians and legal scholars have devoted their energy to investigating the nuances and complexities of the phenomenon across time and space. Parallel to this, experts based at local, national and international institutions such as ministries,museums, auction houses, archives, galleries or even private collectors have started adopting measures designed to prompt the art world to adopt fair practices for identifying, recovering and restituting looted art.The field, however, remains rather compartmentalized along national, institutional and professional lines and still displays a marked tendency to focus on specific cases or collections. Instead much could be gained by studying the phenomenon in a broader comparative perspective and by exploring the tangible links to some of the central
themes of 20th-century history: revolution, persecution, displacement, war, migration and genocide. 

The aim of this conference is to identify and address the historical continuities and specificities of the history of looted art and restitution in the overlapping contexts of 20th- and 21st-century British, European and World history as well as to assess its scope and relevance in light of present-day good practices and restitution policies in place in the UK and beyond. We seek contributions investigating the history of Nazi looted art and its restitution in order to gain a deeper understanding of these processes as political and cultural practices as well as to assess and foster the development of fair practices in art trade and restitution in transnational and global perspective.The UK case offers a particularly telling example in this respect: persecuted by the Nazis, large numbers of refugees emigrated from Central Europe during the 1930s, including many collectors, artists and art dealers who fled to the UK and effected very significant changes to the country’s cultural landscape. At the same time, Nazi-looted art objects are to be found in UK collections that are either unrecognized as such, disputed or in the process of being returned. Whilst keeping a comparative perspective based on examples and policies in other countries, the focus of the conference will be on collectors, dealers and artists that were persecuted by the Nazis and fled to the United Kingdom.

More details: website
Call for papers: The Royal Palace in the Europe of Revolutions
January 2017, Paris, France
DATE: 31/8/2016
International symposium organized by Basile Baudez and Adrián Almoguera, Centre André Chastel, Paris, January 2017. 

Since the publication of Nikolaus Pevsner’s History of Building Types in 1976, architectural historians have been alert to the importance of typologies for rethinking their discipline. As analyzed by Werner Szambien or Jacques Lucan, thinking through types allowed for the articulation of concepts of convenance, character and composition in both public and private commissions. Along with metropolitan churches and royal basilicas, in ancien régime Europe princely palaces represented the most prestigious program an architect could expect.

For a period in which the divine right of kings was being called into question, however, what happened to the physical structures of royal or princely power, symbol of political authority and dynastic seats? Did the national models of the Escorial, Versailles, Het Loo or Saint James palaces still hold, even in light of new models made available through the publication of archeological discoveries in Rome or Split? The second half of the eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth century represent a moment of intense construction or reconstruction of the principal European palaces, from Caserta to Buckingham Palace, Saint Petersburg to Lisbon, Versailles to Coblenz. This trend, addressed by Percier and Fontaine in their Résidences des souverains de France, d’Allemagne, de Russie, etc. (1833), took place in a Europe that was undergoing political developments that altogether changed the nature and symbolic structure of princely power. This symposium, focused on Europe from roughly 1750 to 1850, aims to interrogate the manner in which architects and their patrons integrated the changing concepts of character in architecture and symbolic place of dynastic palaces, reconciling them with theory and/or practice through rethinking issues of distribution, construction, environmental situation, décor, function, reuse of interpretations of printed or drawn sources.

More details: website
Call for papers: Congresso Ibero-Americano
2nd and 3rd November 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 31/7/2016
The Ibero-American Congress "Património, suas matérias e Imatérias" to take place in Lisbon, at the premises of the National Laboratory Civil Engineering (LNEC), on 2nd and 3rd November 2016, seeks to create the environment for conducting cross dialogues between researchers, technicians and specialists from different disciplinary areas, who are interested in reflecting and discussing the Cultural heritage in its tangible and intangible components, including social and cultural issues associated with it. The congress is an organization of National Civil Engineering Laboratory (LNEC), the Center for Research Network in Anthropology from the University Institute of Lisbon (CRIA-IUL) and the International Studies Center ISCTE (CEI-IUL).

More details: website (portuguese)
Call for papers: _Journal for Artistic Research _
DATE: 15/7/2016
Call for papers to the _Journal for Artistic Research_, a publishing space for a growing community of artistic researchers, interested in archiving, disseminating and discussing their work. It uses the Research Catalogue, an innovative repository for the documentation of artistic research, which has over 5000 registered users.

JAR publishes research from artists of all disciplines, worldwide, with or without academic affiliation. The Journal is specifically interested in contributions that reflect upon and expose artistic practice as research, and welcomes submissions from artists interested in exchanging ideas and opening up the processes and methodologies that underlie their practice.

JAR works with an international editorial board and a large panel of peer-reviewers.

More details: website
Call for Entries: Society of Architectural Historians Publication Awards
June 7-11 2017, Glasgow, Scotland
DATE: 1/8/2016
The SAH is accepting nominations for its 2017 Publication Awards. The program includes five awards that will be presented at the Society´s2017 Annual International Conference (Glasgow, June 7-11).

Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award: Presented for excellence in published exhibition catalogues.
Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award: Presented for an outstanding publication devoted to historicalissues in the preservation field.
Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award: Presented for distinguished scholarship in the history of landscapearchitecture or garden design.
Spiro Kostof Book Award: Presented forwork that focuses on urbanism and architecture and provides the greatestcontribution to our understanding of historical development and change.

More details: website
Exhibition: Norway - Architecture, Infrastructure, Landscape
23rd June-22nd July 2016, Milan, Italy
DATE: 22/7/2016
SpazioFMG opens a summer exhibition about the Norwegian landscape and architectural projects implemented in the context of the National Tourist Routes programme. The exhibition includes 22 shots by photographer Ken Schluchtmann and original materials from the architects representing the most interesting, top quality constructions. Guests at the opening: Beate Hølmebakk and Per Tamsen of Manthey Kula AS, Jette Hoop of Snøhetta and photographer Ken Schluchtmann.

Visitors are taken on a voyage of discovery of the Scandinavian country and the architecture and landscape projects constructed under the government’s National Tourist Routes programme, coordinating construction of quality projects at strategic points on some of the country’s most spectacular tourism itineraries since 1994.

The exhibition route at SpazioFMG begins with a series of photographic prints on the walls. At the same time, visitors can localise the projects on a large map of Norway on the floor, surrounded by technical materials supplied by the architects (drawings, images, texts), revised by the curators and summed up in short magazines available to the public to read.

Morde details: website
Exhibition: Architecture as Evidence
16th June-11th September 2016, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Canada
DATE: 11/9/2016
Architecture as Evidence presents a set of materials gathered during a forensic analysis of the architecture of Auschwitz. It assembles plaster casts of blueprints, letters, contractor bills, and photographs, as well as two reconstructed monuments (a gas column and a gas-tight hatch), which together provide tangible evidence that Auschwitz was designed by its architects as an efficient system of mass murder. In focusing on seemingly minimal architectural decisions with mortal consequences, the exhibition questions the idea of architecture as a neutral background against which different activities can unfold and offers a reminder of the worst acts we can participate in as architects.
The material on display is also presented at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Curated by Anne Bordeleau, Sascha Hastings, Donald McKay, and Robert Jan van Pelt, Waterloo University. 

More details: website
Call for Papers: Immaginare il Mediterraneo - Art, Architecture, Photography
16th-17th January 2017, Napoli, Italy
DATE: 16/1/2016
During the 20th century the Mediterranean area, once place of many myths, and nowadays is empty, dead, has become, on several occasions, experimental islands, that not necessarily coincide with their strictly geographical significance.
Probably during this period, the most representative cases were Capri and Ibiza, but several other places have experienced similar situations, including the Côte d´Azur, la Costa del Sol, la Costa Smeralda, resorts such as Cadaqués, Sidi Bou Said, or islands such as Elba, Ischia and Procida, Mykonos and le Eolie.
These are privileged sites, whose identity is often defined by the presence of foreign intellectuals looking for a contemporary "utopia", alienated from the social contradictions of the moment; idyllic contexts in which reflection and architectural operations interacted actively with the other visual arts, the culture and aesthetics with the literature and philosophy, sharing a project, in which interpretation it is often associated with a renewed semantics of tradition and of the Mediterranean sea.

The conference will address questions relating to the cultural construction of the "myth" and the more specific case studies that, in the concrete of the various historical eras and different territorial units, have allowed the survival of such an interdisciplinary imagination.
The two days scheduled on the calendar (Monday and Tuesday) will be divided into conferences (10 with duration of max. 30 min.), a limited number of communications (12 with lasting max. 20 min, selected by the Scientific Committee) and two round tables in the conclusion of each day.

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Exhibition: Fora do Padrão – Lembranças da Exposição de 1940
25th June – 30th October 2016, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/10/2016
This exhibition is being prepared by Padrão dos Descobrimentos in collaboration with CRIA (Centro em Rede de Ivestigação em Antropologia – FCSH-UNL).

By focusing personal and sensorial memories of the Portuguese World Exhibition’s visitors, the exhibition intends to counteract and complement the official and institutional visions of the great event, with the testimony of materials that are not part of museums – oral memories, iconographic registers, personal objects and sensorial evocation. 

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Conference: Building Healthy Communities: Mental Healthcare
4th July 2016, 18:30, The Building Centre, London, UK
DATE: 4/7/2016
Over the past few decades, an increasing amount of research has highlighted the links between the built environment and mental health. On one hand, the built environment is often seen as a significant source of mental distress, while on the other, thoughtfully designed spaces and places destined for mental health care are central for positive patient outcomes. With the annual cost to society In England of £100 billion, it is important that architects approach the design of spaces for mental health care with necessary theoretical and empirical research on hand. Beyond privacy, natural light, noise reduction, space and better communication, what other key characteristics should architects incorporate in their designs? Taking the needs of both staff and patients as a starting point, this panel discussion will look at how architects can design therapeutic environments that minimise restraint, uphold patient dignity and aid recovery.

Speakers:
Cath Lake, Director, P+HS Architects
Dr Evangelia Chrysikou, Marie Curie Fellow, Space Syntax Lab, the Bartlett, UCL 
Ruairi Reeves, Associate Director, Medical Architecture

By Museum of Architecture and The Building Centre.

More details: website
Call for Papers: 2016 Conference on Asia-Pacific Religious Culture Heritage Conservation
1st August 2016, Taiwan
DATE: 1/8/2016
In 2008, the General Assembly of ICOMOS urged nations worldwide to acknowledge the importance of "Religious Heritage and Sacred Places." That plea has since then inspired conservationists in the Asia-Pacific Region to consider and explore an appropriate protective measure - a balance between western art restoration theories and the uniqueness of Asian religious heritage sites. In addition to being scientifically-sound, heritage conservation methods also have to be locality-minded, culturally-focused, and sensitive to universal values.

Topic1: Discourse on Religious Heritage Conservation and Restoration
Topic2: The Impacts of Disasters on Religious Architecture and Artifacts Preservation
Topic3: Myths and Reflections on the Preservation and Restoration of Religious Sites
Others: Issues pertaining to this seminar.

Abstracts’ submission deadline: 1st August 2016.

More details: website
Call for Abstracts: Research Papers & Design Works - UIA 2017 Seoul World Congress
30th November 2016, Seoul, Republic of Korea
DATE: 30/11/2016
The UIA 2017 Seoul Academic Program will provide a venue for the presentation of Design Works and Papers under the primary theme, “SOUL OF CITY”. Specifically, this program will support the presentation and discussion of research papers and architectural design projects (either realized or planned) in any of subjects: Culture, Future, Nature, and Open-ended subjects (Passion, Human Value, etc.). UIA 2017 Seoul Organizing Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for Design Work and Paper Presentation. All accepted abstracts will be published in Proceedings with ISBN. 

Abstracts’ submission deadline: 30th November 2016.

More details: website
Call for Entries: 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards
1st October 2016, Turku, Finland
DATE: 1/10/2016
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s highest honor in the heritage field. It recognizes the best restoration projects; the most impressive research; the most dedicated heritage professionals and volunteers; and the finest awareness raising, training and educational programs. Architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, professionals and volunteers, public and private institutions, and local communities: this is your chance to win the top heritage award in Europe! 

In 2017, up to 30 heritage achievements from all over Europe will be awarded. Of those, 7 projects will receive a Grand Prix each; one will be granted the Public Choice Award, chosen through an online poll conducted by Europa Nostra. All the winners will be celebrated at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony which will take place in June 2017 in Turku, Finland. 

Deadline: 1st October 2016

More details: website
Seminar: Salvaguarda do Património - Aprendendo com a Internacionalização
8th July 2016, 14:45-18:30, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 8/7/2016
In a joint initiative between the Center for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism (CEAU) and the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE), the seminar “Safeguarding of cultural heritage: Learning from internationalization” aims to establish an interdisciplinary space of reflection and debate, focused on safeguarding of cultural heritage and earth architecture in particular, in an international perspective resulting from CEAU and ISISE activity itself and reinforced by the participation of prominent researchers from the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)

Program:

14:45 - 15:00 
Rui Fernandes Póvoas (CEAU-FAUP) e Paulo B. Lourenço (ISISE-UM)
Opening

15:00 - 15:30
Susan Macdonald (Head of the GCI Field Projects) 
‘Field projects from Getty Conservation Institute’

15:30 -16:00
Claudia Cancino (Senior Project Specialist)
‘Earthen architecture and GCI initiatives’ 

16:00 -16:30
Pilar Abreu Lima (CEAU)
‘A taipa na arquitectura contemporânea do Sudoeste dos EUA’

16:30 - 17:00
Coffee break

17:00-17:30
Paulo B. Lourenço (ISISE-UMinho)
‘Os sismos e o património arquitetónico: Ensinamentos do Peru’

17:30-18:00
Clara Pimenta do Vale (CEAU-FAUP)
‘Arquitectura de terra em Portugal: Desafios e oportunidades’

18:00-18:30
Debate

More details: website
Manuel Gomes da Costa (1921-2016)
Manuel Gomes da Costa passed away on 18th June, 2016
DATE: 18/6/2016
docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences, at the passing of the Portuguese architect Manuel Gomes da Costa, to his family and friends.

Graduated from the formerly Oporto School of Fine Arts and considered one of the architects responsible for the introduction of the modern architecture in Algarve (the Southern region of Portugal), Manuel Gomes da Costa was greatly influenced by the modern movement international architects, especially those in Brazil, such as Óscar Niemeyer. Born in Vila Real de Santo António, he worked in Tavira, Olhão, Aljezur and Faro, the lattest being the city where he developed much of his work. Among other relevant projects, he was responsible for the expansion of Colégio de Nossa Senhora do Alto and specialized mainly in housing projects, having designed the Trident Building.

Exhibition: Eduardo Souto de Moura - Continuidade
21st June - 12th September, Garagem Sul, CCB, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 21/6/2016
Symbolism and analogies are key elements in the architectural composition of Eduardo Souto de Moura’s work.
An architecture that seeks rationality in the discipline, and that is clearly influenced by Aldo Rossi´s principles that pre-existing structures, the history of architecture, the tradition of the European city and the idea of monument are the starting point for developing the discipline, in contrast with an American vision inspired by Robert Venturi, opposite to that of Modern Architecture, which supports a hybrid route where contradiction and ambiguity break the principles of coherence advocated by the Modern Movement.
The use of rules and classical orders as a starting point for the appropriation of the reference-providing “site” demonstrates the architect´s uneasiness about how his works are placed in the territory, as he is aware that these are used as transforming resources for the surrounding space and should, therefore, be seen as such.
The materialization of his works is always associated with a spatial distribution that is based on composition and measure, the search for a detailed architecture, his pursuit for perfection and the continuous refinement of the elements.


The exhibition intends to establish a clear sequence to understand the work of Eduardo Souto de Moura, where each area is a disciplinary territory, while simultaneously leading to the shapeless, allowing for a promenade where the sequential sum of the parts equals the complete work.

Curators:
Arch. António Sérgio Koch
Arch. André de França Campos

More details: website
Exhibition: The House that Modernism Built
24th March - 11th September 2016, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
DATE: 11/9/2016
The exhibition will illustrate how the modern aesthetic shaped people’s lives during the 20thcentury throughout the United States and the affinity of aesthetic and philosophical principles that influenced art and design during this period.  In particular, the show will emphasize process, examining how designers and artists considered and tackled projects and problems, and how the innovations in other disciplines from the sciences to the humanities influenced their direction and thinking. To trace the creative process and critical approach to problem solving, the exhibition will include prototypes, design plans, and manufactured pieces alongside drawings, prints, paintings, and sculptures.

While the scope of the show will be international, it will draw attention to design innovations particularly embraced in the United States with a regional focus on production in North Carolina. The works date from 1920 through 1980, but the groundbreaking choices of material and manufacturing processes by makers such as Victor Vasarely, Zoltan Kemeny, Kenneth Noland, Roy Lichtenstein, Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and Buckminster Fuller remain vital, revealing how these larger principles of modernism continue to resonate in our lives today.

More details: website
Exhibition: Lucia Moholy, Cien Años Después
2nd June-28th August 2016, Loewe Gran Vía, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 2/6/2016
Lucia Moholy (Czech Republic, 1894 – Switzerland, 1989) could not have imagined in 1915, when she entered in her diary her new interest for photography, that she would become the leading photographer at Bauhaus, where she began her collaboration in 1923. Until then, photography had not been part of the school’s activities.
Bauhaus was an experimentation and investigation center, where art combined with technology resulted in the most innovating design for architecture and utilitarian objects. There, Lucia Moholy documented daily activity in the studios and workshops. She also portrayed Paul Klee, Kandinsky or Anni Albers, among many other artists, whom she shared experiences for five years. Her photographic work has been essential to propagate, through books magazines and brochures, the school’s philosophy and aesthetics.
This exhibition presents some of the work of an artist, photography historian and art critic whose legacy is still, perhaps, not properly acknowledged.

Free admission.

More details: website
Exhibition: Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr, Jr., and Philip Johnson
Until 21st August 2016, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
DATE: 21/8/2016
The exhibition traces the development of modern design from Bauhaus up to the influential MoMA exhibitions of the 1930s. It brings together archival documents and over seventy design objects – furniture, textiles, and industrial design products – including twenty-one from the Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection, held today by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and some Bauhaus and New Bauhaus pieces on loan from MoMA.

Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr, Jr., and Philip Johnson is organized around five major themes: Bauhaus in America; Johnson’s Apartment; Barr’s Apartment; The Exhibition Machine Art at MoMA; and The Spreading of a Modern Aesthetic in America. The exhibition combines the presentation of design objects with an original experience paying tribute to the bold spirit of the two men.

More details: website
Congress: 2nd International Congress on Luso-Brazilian Construction History
14th-16th September 2016, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 14/9/2016
2nd International Congress on Luso-Brazilian Construction History is organized by the Center for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism, University of Porto (CEAU-UP), with the support of the Portuguese Society for Studies on Construction History (SPEHC) and will be held at Faculty of Architecture of University of Porto (FAUP), September 14-16, 2016, at Porto, Portugal.

Through the theme "Shared Cultures", it is intended to further extend the initiative to other geographical areas, whose intersection with Luso-Brazilian construction is easily recognized.

Early registration is open until June 30, 2016.

More details: website
Exhibition: Le Età del Grattacielo. Il “Pirelli” a sessant’anni dalla posa della prima pietra
26th May – 11th September, Pirelli Tower, 26th floor, Milan, Italy
DATE: 26/5/2016
Born as an industrial symbol, in Milan, capital of the post-war economic development, this skyscraper has been the landmark of a city that within a few decades has completely changed its economic and social structure.

The “Pirelli” Sixty years after the laying of the cornerstone”. Built in an abandoned industrial site, now forgotten memory of a neo-industrial city of the past two centuries and a millennium ago, the Pirelli skyscraper, Italian masterpiece on the subject of the high buildings, designed by the formidable creativity and innovative force of Gio Ponti and Pier Luigi Nervi, it looks “fresher” today than it looked sixty years ago.
The skyscraper has become a mark of the community as the headquarter of the Lombardia region and it is a reference point of an entire territory, the territory that you can see from the top floor of the building. At the beginning of the new millennium the terrible plane crash brought it to the public attention.
The skyscraper became an extraordinary laboratory for the restoration of modern heritage, that showed us a beautiful strong architectural structure. In what is nowadays the floor of the memory of that tragedy this exhibition tells, mostly through the evocative power of images and the use of original material, a history of sixty years full of ideas and thoughts for a future that still seems very long for this World Icon of Modern Architecture.

More details: website
Call for Papers: OASE 98 | Narrating Urban Landscapes
15th July 2016, OASE Journal for Architecture
DATE: 15/7/2016
The aim of this issue of OASE is to understand the historical foundations of the concept of narrativity in reading and designing the (urban) landscape, and to uncover the relevance of narrativity for today’s practice. 
Please send your abstract (maximum 500 words) before 15 July 2016 to info@oasejournal.nl.

Schedule:
Notification of results: 25 July 2016
Deadline: 15 September 2016
Release of the issue: May 2017

More details: website
Awards: Phyllis Lambert wins Wolf Prize for the Arts, by the Wolf Foundation
2nd June 2016, Knesset Building, Jerusalem, Israel
DATE: 2/6/2016
docomomo International would like to cordially congratulate Phyllis Lambert on winning of the Wolf Prize for the Arts, last 2nd June 2016. This high distinction truthfully recognizes her great contribution to architecture and for being vigorously involved in the realization of influent innovative buildings, exemplary urban regeneration projects and leading research institutes.

docomomo International wishes Phyllis Lambert the very best success in the future.

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Publication: A Cartographic Turn - Mapping and the Spatial Challenge in Social Sciences
Directed by Jacques Lévy, EPFL Press, Lausanne, 2016
DATE: 0/0/0
The Cartographic Turn contains contributions on maps and cartography from multiple authors from various disciplines: geography, demography, cartography, art theory, architecture and philosophy. While such diversity could imply that this book is a collection of independent contributions gathered only by their topic, this impression would be misleading. Rather, this book develops four simple propositions that actually can be streamlined into a single concept expressed through four different perspectives. Above all, maps convey rational, aesthetic, ethical and personal messages, at times separately but more often in unison, and this mix offers ample fields for studying social complexity. Beyond that, maps are, by their very existence, both representations of pre-existing spaces and creations of new spaces. Consequently, the historical or anthropological analysis of maps as semantic objects should be connected to the production of new maps, namely those that take advantage of the powerful tools provided by digital technology. Finally, the issues of contemporary mapping should be read in light of recent innovations within social sciences on space. Before this cartographic turn, technicians, historians, users and exegetes were distinct and decidedly turned away from each other. The era of the singular engineer-designed map is past. Maps have gained many new actors, and these actors are critical thinkers. This book would modestly like to contribute to a durable association between mapping and reflexivity. Cartographers, historians of cartography, geographers, visual scientists and artists, social scientists as well as advanced students in these disciplines will appreciate and benefit from reading The Cartographic Turn.

From the Publisher.
Call for Papers: Between Paper and Pixels - Transmedial Traffic in Architectural Drawing
29th August 2016, Faculty of Architecture and the Building Environment, TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
DATE: 29/8/2016
3D-modelling on a flat computer screen has revolutionized architectural drawing and representation. It has transformed drawing into spatial script-writing, integrating datasets and blurring boundaries between disciplines and between production modes.Not so long ago, in the 1990s when the computer invaded architectural practice,paperless studios and offices seemed the avant-gardist way forward.

Yet currently, the architectural drawing on paper enjoys a surprising and refreshinglynew interest from architects, historians and collectors alike. The digital turn inarchitecture did not result in the abandonment of paper.

For its third annual conference, The Jaap Bakema Study Centre, in collaboration withTU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut, aims to look closer into this new cross-pollinationbetween the media of paper and pixels. We are interested in contributions that bringto the conference a wide variety of perspectives, both historical and theoretical innature, and which address, but are not limited to the following questions.
What exactly is an architectural drawing today? Can we still talk about cleardefinitions here, in terms of an object, a medium of representation andcommunication or a tool to realize an actual building?

Schedule:
Deadline: Monday 29 August 2016
Notification of selection: Monday 12 September 2016
Dates of the conference: 30 November - 1 December 2016

Advisory Board:
Tom Avermaete (TU Delft)
Hetty Berens (HNI)
Maristella Casciato (Getty Research Institute)
Carola Hein (TU Delft)
Laurent Stalder (ETH Zurich)

More details: PDF file below
Call: Bruno Zevi Prize 2016
31st August, 2016, Bruno Zevi Foundation, Rome, Italy
DATE: 31/8/2016
With a view for developing and disseminating the teaching of Bruno Zevi and his method of critical and historical inquiry, The Bruno Zevi Foundation is holding an international competition to award a prize for a historical-critical essay offering an original analysis of an architectural work or theme or an architect of the past or present. 

The competition is open to PhD researchers with experience in these fields:
–­ the key role of space in architecture
–­ the ancient sources of the modern language
–­ history as methodology of architectural practice
–­ the modern language of architecture
–­ landscape and the zero-degree language of architecture

Essays already published in Italy are not eligible. 
The languages admitted are Italian, English and French. 
The prize consists of the publication of the essay and in the invitation to give a lecture on the occasion of the award.
In this tenth edition the Jury is composed by Lucio Altarelli, Marie-Jeanne Dumont, Maria Clara Ghia, Marida Talamona, Tommaso Valle.
Those wishing to enter for the competition are required to provide the Bruno Zevi Foundation with all the documents required by no later than August, 31, 2016.

More details: website
Industrial Heritage 2016. European Contact Weekend for Industrial Heritage Volunteers and Associations
17th-19th June 2016, Antwerp, Belgium
DATE: 17/6/2016
Industrial Heritage 2016
European contact weekend for industrial heritage volunteers and associations
Antwerp (Belgium), 17-19.06.2016

E-FAITH, the European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage is the European platform promoting contacts and co-operation between non profit volunteer associations, the place where those can meet, exchange experiences, learn from each other and support each other´s activities and campaigns.

After previous succesfull meetings in Beringen, Kortrijk, Barcelona, Calais, Tilburg, London, Neuchâtel and Lyon (each attended by representatives from a dozen countries) E-FAITH is now organizing in Antwerp its ninth European contact weekend for volunteers and non profit organisations that are engaged in the research, the preservation, the interpretation and/or the presentation of the industrial and technical heritage.

Exchanging ideas is the very essence of these Industrial Heritage Weekends organised by the European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage (EFAITH).

The Weekend is being held in Antwerp, a city rich of industrial andharbour heritage. It will provide enterprising volunteers and their associations with an excellent opportunity to promote their projects, whether work in progress or finished, to like-minded volunteers from all over Europe.
The main themes of this year´s meeting are the role volunteers and voluntary associations can play in developing industrial heritage tourisme.
One will also discuss how to consolidate the overwhelming effects of the 2015 European Industrial Heritage Year and how to prepare and work towards the 2018 European Cultural Heritage Year
During the meeting special attention will be given to
- Promoting international volunteer co-operation for industrial heritage preservation, interpretation and presentation.
- Exchange of ideas on restoration, raising capital and income, marketing, technical skills, training, safety and other aspects of running projects successfully         
- Presentations by volunteers and associations on existing projects and work in progress

More details: website; Weekend2016@e-faith.org
L´Erma C Prize
International Prize for Scholarly Works in Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture
DATE: 15/6/2015
L´ERMA C PRIZE
INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR SCHOLARLY WORKS IN
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Open to scholars of up to 40 years of age by the deadline of June 15, 2016.

The publishing house “L’Erma” di Bretschneider in Rome, holds the international “L’ERMA C” prize, aiming to publish an original manuscript produced by a scholar at forty years of age or younger on the application deadline.

Submitted works must be high quality monographs or scientific scholarship (including academic dissertations or thesis, independent research or exhibition catalogues) and present a topic regarding the history, theory, or criticism of art or architecture worldwide from the 20th century to today.

More details: website.
Exhibition: Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979
7th May-28th August, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois, USA
DATE: 7/5/2016
Elmhurst Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of Playboy Architecture,1953-1979, featuring an extensive collection of photographs, films, architectural models and more from Playboy magazine’s inception in 1953 through the 1970s. Curated by Professor Beatriz Colomina and Pep Aviles in collaboration with the Ph.D. program of the School of Architecture and the Media and Modernity program at Princeton University, the exhibition showcases how architecture and design played a role in creating the Playboy fantasy as well as how Playboy magazine came to influence the world of architecture and design.

Staged in the Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick House at Elmhurst Art Museum, the exhibition will feature detailed models of archetypal design projects such as the Playboy Townhouse and “Big Bunny,” the largest and most luxurious private aircraft in existence, designed for Hugh Hefner by Elmhurst resident Daniel Czubak. The exhibition is divided into sections devoted to themes explored in the magazine’s articles and images such as Playboy pads (including bedrooms and closets), cities, vehicles, music and the art of seduction. An archive of Playboy magazine issues from the period is also included.

Unique to this U.S. presentation, never-before- exhibited memorabilia from the personal collection of 1976 Playboy Bunny of the Year, Chicagoan Candace Jordan will be part of the exhibition, including her Bunny of the Year full costume, the pageant program and her trophy.

More details: website.
Exhibition: Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist
6th May-18th September, Jewish Museum, New York, USA
DATE: 6/5/2016
Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) was one of the most influential landscape architects of the twentieth century, yet he is not a familiar figure outside of his native Brazil. He is best known for his iconic seaside pavements on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach, and for his abstract, geometric garden designs. But his work encompasses an enormous range of artistic forms and styles: Burle Marx was a painter and sculptor; a designer of textiles, jewelry, theater sets, and costumes; a ceramicist and stained-glass artist.

Burle Marx’s gardens are works of modern art, not only because they make use of flat planes, abstract shapes, and bold color, but because of the way they behave: they prompt awareness of oneself in relation to the built environment. Burle Marx was an early practitioner of a contemporary way of working: crossing genres fluidly, integrating art with political concerns such as ecology, and disregarding the traditional separation of fields of practice. It is therefore no surprise that artists of today find him a fruitful source of inspiration. In this exhibition, seven artists with ties to Latin America, all born after 1950, provide a sampling of his influence. They are: Juan Araujo, Paloma Bosquê, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Luisa Lambri, Arto Lindsay, Nick Mauss, and Beatriz Milhazes.

More details: website
Restoration of Milan’s Torre Arcobaleno
Milan, Italy
DATE: 30/6/2015
"The modernisation work of the famous Torre Arcobaleno (Rainbow Tower) at Porta Garibaldi has been completed and was presented today, under the patronage of Milan City Council and in association with the Rete Ferroviaria Italiana and Gruppo FS Italiane railway authorities.

Dating back to 1964 and once upon a time an anonymous water reservoir on the site of the important FS Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station, the Tower was first renovated ahead of the football World Cup held in Italy in 1990, a project that turned a downtrodden public works into a highly recognisable urban beacon.

Since then, the Torre Arcobaleno has been a highly significant building for the city, a distinctive symbol of Milan’s colour and creativity, and has gradually become known as a major landmark.

A number of top companies came together with those handling the first refurbishment since 1990 to enable this unusual urban structure – clad with more than 100,000 coloured ceramic tiles - to regain all its original brightness of 25 or so years ago to mark the amazing presence of Expo 2015.

The partner firms in the Torre Arcobaleno renovation project, carried out with the supervisory approval of the City of Milan Public Works and Urban Furnishing Department as the guests of the Italian State Railways, were Bazzea – B Construction Technology, Condor, Fila Solutions, Mapei and Marazzi.

Now as then, in 1990, the project was prepared and the works organised by the Architecture Division of the Milan firm Original Designers 6R5 Network, represented by Francesco Roggero, Albino Pozzi, Rita Alfano Roggero and Kiyoto Ishimoto.

The renovation - all the costs of which were met by the project’s partner companies and architects - is a gift to Milan and the millions of visitors it will be welcoming during Expo 2015. The works were completed in just 71 days, employing 37 workers.

The Torre Arcobaleno forms part of the Wonderline project by Original Designers 6R5 Network, which has been running for a number of years, linking initiatives in the world of art and architecture with the theme of Colour. The colours of the Torre Arcobaleno express the desire to inhabit our planet intelligently, creating a harmony between technology, nature, innovation and tradition.

The Garibaldi zone of the nearby Piazza Gae Aulenti is the acknowledged nerve centre of the city’s Business, Fashion and Modern Architecture scenes. The zone, now restyled by futuristic skyscrapers, has adopted the Torre Arcobaleno as its “Colourful Ceramic Totem”, there to remind people of Italy’s Master Potters and the craft origins of an industry famous all over the world for its Italian Excellence."

More details: website (italian)
Conference: Building Healthy Communities: Schools and Education
20th June 2016, 18:30, The Building Centre, London, UK
DATE: 20/6/2016
Building Healthy Communities is a series of talks that focus on how creative thinking innovative design in particular building typologies are contributing to collective health and wellbeing in communities.

With pupil numbers set to exceed eight million by 2023, we will need the equivalent of almost 2,000 new schools. This provides us with an opportunity to uphold the view that schools can and should be more than just practical, functional buildings – they need to elevate the aspirations of children, teachers and the wider community. To this end we can redefine what we expect from educational institutions and look at strategies to bring nature into the classroom, or rather take the classroom into nature. Further dissolving the gap between education and the environment, promoting an awareness of health and wellbeing at an early age. Attitudes towards the environment start developing at an early age and — once formed — do not change easily. Children are potential effective agents for promoting environmentally responsible behaviour in others and carrying forward a positive view of sustainability.

Speakers:
Nick Mirchandani (chair), Director, Architecture PLB
Edmund Fowles, Partner, Feilden Fowles
David Hills, Founding Director, DSDHA
Dr Sharon Wright, Senior Associate, The Learning Crowd
Jonathan Lazar, Aut--Aut architecture

By Museum of Architecture and The Building Centre.

More details: website
Conference: Beyond the Pages | Recoded City: Co-Creating Urban Futures
9th June 2016, 18:30, Limewharf Machines Room, Limewharf, London, UK
DATE: 9/6/2016
Beyond the Pages are MoA ´live book´ events, they are opportunities for contributors to edited volumes to present projects to an audience, releasing ideas beyond the confines of the printed image or the written word. 

Recoded City: Co-creating Urban Futures, co-authored by Thomas Ermacora and Lucy Bullivant, examines the potential of citizen-led collaborative neighbourhood renewal strategies emerging in the interstices of rigid, top-down masterplanning, which has seen identity stamped out of place. Projects from Recoded City will be presented by their authors in short 5 minute presentations, followed by a chaired discussion among panelists and audience.

The projects are examples of architecture and urban design that are socially engaged and motivated by a civic duty to help the 90%, not the privileged 10%. In the Recoded City architects are enablers and facilitators, working with citizens for a better future. The panel will discuss how we can collectively achieve the Recoded City.

Speakers:
Thomas Ermacora (Chair), Editor, Recoded City: Co-Creating Urban Futures​
Lucy Bullivant, Editor, Recoded City: Co-Creating Urban Futures
Clementine Blakemore, WORKSHOP architecture 
Alastair Parvin, WikiHouse 
Petra Havelska and Igor Marko, Marko & Placemakers

By Museum of Architecture.

More details: website
Conference: Building Healthy Communities: Hospitals and Healthcare
6th June 2016, 18:30, The Building Centre, London, UK
DATE: 6/6/2016
Building Healthy Communities is a series of talks that focus on how creative thinking innovative design in particular building typologies are contributing to collective health and wellbeing in communities.

Increasingly, we are realising that poorly designed healthcare services and tools can directly affect patients’ health. In fact, recent research has revealed that better design of spaces for health can lead not only to improved patient and staff experience, but also to better clinical outcomes. As we face major global health challenges, we need to start considering design as an integral element and driver of change in healthcare. This panel discussion will explore the ways in which architects and designers are addressing the need for the built environment to provide safe, effective and high-quality places that can adapt to changing care patterns.

Speakers:
Christopher Shaw, Senior Director, Medical Architecture
Oliver Marlow, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Studio Tilt
John Cooper, Founding Director, JCA 
Lily Jencks, Founding Director, Lily Jencks Studio

By Museum of Architecture and The Building Centre.

More details: website
Conference: MoA Book Club: Radical Pedagogies, Architectural Education and the British Tradition
2nd June 2016, 18:30, Sto Werkstatt, London, UK
DATE: 2/6/2016
MoA continues its monthly book club with a discussion about the state of architectural education with Harriet Harris, editor of Radical Pedagogies: Architectural Education and the British Tradition. Joined by two contributors to the publication, Harriet will be talking about exploring other models of professional education delivery, driven by the anticipated reduction in the length of compulsory study of architecture education in the UK and across Europe.

Radical Pedagogies: Architectural Education and the British Tradition provides a much needed debate about the future of architectural education, placing it within its unique historic tradition and raising questions as to where architecture schools should be situated, who should be teaching it and whether it should be treated as an interdisciplinary, rather than silo-based subject. The book comprises voices from students, recent graduates, practitioners, educators and developers, consolidating academic and well as practice-based evidence into a set of actionable insights which should question, provoke and inspire.

Speakers:
Harriet Harriss, editor of Radical Pedagogies
Robert Sakula, Director, Ash Sakula
Ciarán O´Brien, Founding Director, Red Deer
Nina Shen-Poblete, Core Associate, Store

By Museum of Architecture.

More details: website
Exhibition: Eero Aarnio
8th April-25th September 2016, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
DATE: 8/4/2016
The most extensive overview thus far of the work and thought of designer Eero Aarnio has open at Design Museum. Aged 83, Professor and interior architect Eero Aarnio has had an exceptionally long career and is one of the internationally most widely known names in the history of modern design in Finland.

The Eero Aarnio retrospective will be a comprehensive exhibition of the designer’s work in furniture, lamps, small objects and unique one-off pieces from the 1950s to the present. Along with objects it will also feature more rarely seen original drawings and sketches demonstrating the designer’s work. Visitors to the exhibition will be shown the less-known aspects of Aarnio’s design process with materials collected from the designer’s own work table and the production lines of the factories. The exhibition is curated by Suvi Saloniemi, Chief Curator at Design Museum, and the exhibition architecture is by Ville Kokkonen and Florencia Colombo.

More details: website
Competition: Collective Habitat
19th June 2016, Santiago de Chile, Chile
DATE: 19/6/2016
The international competition “Collective Habitat” seeks to produce ideas to densify areas in or near the centers of 5 Chilean cities with collective housing. The goal is collect innovative architecture proposals that offer access to housing for middle and lower class families in well-served urban areas of Iquique, Valparaíso, Santiago, Concepción or Puerto Montt.

The competition is open to students and professionals of architecture or related disciplines, without limits to age, nationality nor country of residence.

To take part in the competition participants have to present a collective housing proposal for one of the five cities in this competition sending a project summary of 200 words plus three A3 digital sheets.

Participants must register themselves until June 19th 2016 by paying the competition fee and filling out the registration form at the competition website.
Submission of proposals until June 20th.

More information: website
Publication: Loving Le Corbusier by Colin Bisset
Book Baby, 2016
DATE: 0/0/0
"When I visited Le Corbusier’s apartment in Paris I was surprised to find that there was not a single photograph of his wife. In most books she was mentioned only in passing as a model. I wanted to know more."

Loving Le Corbusier is a tale of love and loss set against the great events of 20th century Europe.
Loving Le Corbusier follows the life of the young woman from Monaco who captured the heart of a man who became one of the most influential and divisive architects of the twentieth century. Spanning the period from the end of the Great War to the Riviera chic of the 1950s, Yvonne witnessed the fun of the Jazz Age and the desperate loneliness and displacement of Occupied France in World War Two. The novel is peopled by some of the most creative characters of the century, and set in France’s most stunning locations, from Paris in its Art Deco heyday to the glittering sunlight of the Côte d’Azur. As Le Corbusier’s fame grows, so, too, does the distance between him and his wife. This is a portrait of a love affair that defies the odds, and of a country in flux.

Colin Bisset was born in the UK but now lives in Australia. He is a regular architectural and design commentator for ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). He has a degree in History of Art, specialising in modern architecture, and he is the author of the novel ‘Not Always To Plan’ (Momentum/ Pan Macmillan)

More information: website
Call for papers: JOELHO 7 - Learning from Modern Utopias
20th June, 2016, e|d|arq, Coimbra, Portugal
DATE: 20/6/2016
Recent strategies of urban planning have been characterized by a return to the city with an emphasis on the regeneration of the urban tissue. Some claim for the reconstitution of the city as a continuous urban fabric. Others see fragmentation as an inevitable fate. All seem however to belief in the improvement of the existing urban systems rather than in the creation of a completely new order, as the urban utopias of the 1920s and 1930s did.

The Modern utopias, which were critical visions committed to social, humanist and technical researches for the improvement of living conditions in the industrialized city, came to be seen as the cause of the fragmentation, suburbanization and dehumanization of the city and as a tool in the hands of real estate speculation. It can however be argued that the problems the contemporary city has to deal with have much in common with those that gave rise to the modern utopias: bigness and high density, circulation and traffic congestion, public health and social changes, cultural identity and technological development, capitalist profit and corporate power. In thus being, what can contemporary urban design learn from the modern utopias? Is there a complete break with modern planning? To what extent do the solutions pointed by modern utopias underlie contemporary strategies of urban design? Aren´t there successful examples of practical applications of urban modern principles? Can the modern utopias help us improving the problems of existing urban systems?

Topics of interest:
1. Continuity and rupture between modern and contemporary urban planning.
2. Common problems in, and related solutions for, the modern and contemporary city.
3. Successful applications of urban modern principles and their contemporary pertinence.
4. Modern utopias, environmental changes and sustainability in the contemporary city.
5. Modern utopias and smart city.
6. The modern binomial city / countryside and the sprawling city.
7. Modern approaches to mechanical circulation and the contemporary city.
8. Modern and contemporary urban space.
9. Modern utopias and contemporary urban society.
10. Modern utopias, globalization and culture.
11. Dialogues Between Modernism and the Historic City and their relevance today.

Please submit the abstract (400 words), in English, on the platform of the journal (here) until June 20th.
Results will be published until 5 July.
The selected final papers must be submitted in English with a maximum of 4000 words (25000 characters including spaces, footnotes, bibliographic references, etc.), with abstract also in English, and according to the APA (author-date system), until September 20th.
All proposals will be subject to a peer review process.
Joelho 7 will be published in December 2016.

More details: website
Conference: Le patrimoine bati contemporain en beton a-t-il un avenir? La restauration de l’Unite d’habitation de Marseille
23rd May 2016, 18:30, Archizoom - Project Room, Foyer SG Building, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
DATE: 23/5/2016
On 23rd May 2016 at 18:30, it will take place the conference "Le patrimoine bati contemporain en beton a-t-il un avenir? La restauration de l’Unite d’habitation de Marseille", by François Botton, architecte en chef des monuments historiques SSEA, Lyon, in the context of the series of conferences "Projet, Histoire, Construction - Noveaux Regards sur le Patrimoine Recent", at the EPF Lausanne, in Switzerland.

[by Docomomo Switzerland]
Call for Entries: Archiprix International 2017
1st July 2016, Ahmedabad, India
DATE: 1/7/2016
Archiprix International invites biennially all schools worldwide in Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture to select their best graduation project. This website presents: the world´s best graduation projects of all editions, an incredible collection of brilliant ideas for the future from all over the world; the most extensive list of universities of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture worldwide; news and information about the growing network of national/regional Archiprix initiatives; interviews in which the participants explain their graduation project; a video section with documentary films together with impressions of workshops; during the workshops the activities are covered, during the rest of the year you can review the results of all workshops of all editions.

All projects must be registered before July 1st 2016. 
All entries must arrive at the CEPT in Ahmedabad before August 1st 2016!

More details: website
Workshop: Genoa Summer School 2016
21st - 31st July 2016, Faculdade de Arquitectura, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 21/7/2016
Between 21st and 31st July 2016, the workshop Genoa Summer School 2016 will take place at Faculdade de Arquitectura, Lisbon, Portugal.

"Ten days of intensive program exploring the design possibilities of an approach based on architectural, environmental and economic knowledge. Students are invited to recognize the role of design in revitalizing underutilized open spaces and the creation of urban Parks for hybrid purposes. 
The field of application of the design will be an industrial area located in Sintra area. The design tasks will involve proposals for three different development scenarios. These scenarios are characterized by the presence of different types of economic activities encompassing both rural and industrial areas." 

More details: website
Call for papers: Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art
25th May, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
DATE: 25/5/2016
"Call for papers is open through May 25, 2016, via the official website of the conference: actual-art.spbu.ru. To apply, one needs to register an account and fill in the electronic application form, which includes abstract 2.000 to 3.500 characters long. Working languages of the conference are Russian and English. Oral and poster presentations are accepted for the conference.

Graduate or PhD students, and scholars without a degree should also provide recommendations from their academic supervisors. Recommendation letter can either be attached to the online application form (as a signed and scanned document), or sent by the academic supervisor directly to the Organizing Committee of the conference (conference@actual-art.org).

The applicants will be informed about their participation no later than June 30, 2016.
Abstracts will be published in 2016, and best papers will be included in collected essays due to appear in 2017 (the collection is referenced in RINTS database, and proposed for SCOPUS)."

More details: website
Conference: Innovation in University spatial planning & design: the ´Educational Campus´ as a global paradigm, by Pablo Campos Calvo-Sotelo
19th May 2016, 18h30, Sala Plana, FAUP, Porto
DATE: 19/5/2016
A University’s quality is intimately tied in with the quality of its human attitudes, and also urban setting and Architecture.
This conference traces an innovative concept: the “Educational Campus”, a paradigm that may be applied to creating or transforming institutions of Higher Education. Through sound planning, a Campus fosters and projects externally educational values that serve as paradigms to society.
Physical spaces for housing Education and Research activities should address the goal of becoming “lessons” in themselves. The insight underpinning the “Educational Campus” is the proposition that education as a whole, and, as a corollary, the university, are affective, collective and –overall- spatial events. The premise of this view is that the human contact that makes education possible must take place in a real location. The ambits of Architecture and planning are accordingly essential to the ultimate mission of every institution of Higher Education: the all-embracing formation of a human being as a future committed citizen. The design of a campus must reflect a sound search for quality and be directed to the intellectual, psychological and social formation of all university students.

More details: website
Exhibition: Europas beste Bauten. European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Mies van der Rohe Award 2015
8th June 2016, 19h, Alte Halle, Architekturzentrum Wien, Wien, Austria
DATE: 8/6/2016
This is the fourth time that the Architekturzentrum Wien is hosting the exhibition of the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Award. In recent years the exhibition with a focus on exceptional visionary architecture from Europe, held every two years, has become ever more popular. Five finalists were selected from the 420 projects nominated in 2015 — the high-profile international jury was ultimately convinced by the Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin, Poland, by architects Baro77i / Veiga. The highly coveted Emerging Architect Special Mention went to ARQUITECTURA-G for Casa Luz in Cilleros, Spain. The touring exhibition presents a total of 40 projects and is supplemented by 23 nominations with Austrian participants.

The exhibition will be available, from 9th June to 29th August 2016, daily, from 10h-19h.

More details: website (german)
Film projection: ‘A Encomenda’
18th May 2016, 21:30h, Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 18/5/2016
"A Encomenda"
(2013 / Portugal / 18´)
Manuel Graça Dias

The Alvar Aalto’s influence was particularly perceived in post-war Portuguese architecture, an interest that has been shared by different generations of architects, from Fernando Tavora to Siza Vieira. The Hestnes Ferreira’s travel to Scandinavia, passing through Finland and the direct experience that Alvar Aalto´s architecture provides itself, acquires a special meaning materialized in works as Casa de Albarraque. "A Encomenda", a Manuel Graça Dias short film, makes known that little weekend house designed and built by Raul Hestnes Ferreira, between 1959 and 1961 to his father, the poet José Gomes Ferreira.

To mark this year’s edition of Dia Internacional dos Museus (International Museum Day), which theme is "Cultural Museums and Landscapes", and the 40 years of the death of Alvar Aalto, Fundaçao Marques da Silva proposes re watching this 2013 short film. The session, which will be attended by Raul Hestnes Ferreira, also has the projection of an interview, followed by an informal discussion with Manuel Graça Dias, Luis Urbano and Patricia Miguel, whom presented, in 2012, in Espoo, Finland, the conference "Scandinavian Time, The Voyage of Raúl Hestnes Ferreira to Finland and the Inference of Alvar Aalto´s Work in Portuguese Architecture During the Post-War II Period”.


Free entry. Limited capacity venue.

More details: website
Call for papers: Theory´s History, 196X-199X - Challenges in the historiography of architectural knowledge
15th June, 2016, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 15/6/2016

“In recent international literature addressing the history of 20th century architectural theory, the year 1968 is indicated as a decisive moment, giving rise to a ‘new’ architectural theory. From that moment onwards, emphasis was no longer placed on the aesthetics of architecture, but on its critical potential. Yet, according to some scholars, this intensification of theory was short-lived. A presence of coexisting and even contradictory paradigms derived from very different epistemic domains (anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, social sciences, etc.) led to a setback of theory, resulting in an end-of-theory atmosphere in the 1990s.”

“The goal of this conference is to discuss the methodological challenges that come along with this historical gaze towards theory, by focusing on the concrete processes in which knowledge is involved. By screening the unspoken rules of engagement that the accounts of post-war architectural theory have agreed to and distributed, we want to point at dominant assumptions, biases and absences. While anthologies inevitably narrate history with rough meshes, we believe it is time to search for those versions of theory formation that have slipped through these nets of historiography, in order to question the nature of theory and the challenges it poses to historians. How do you do historical research on something as intangible as theory, or in a broadened sense, the knowledge of architecture?”


Abstracts’ submission deadline: 15th of June, 2016.

Key Dates:
Notification of acceptance: 15th July 2016
Full papers expected: 1st January 2017
Conference dates: 09th -10th February 2017


More details: website
Publication: Arquitectura de vanguardia en Barcelona. Josep Lluís Sert y el GATCPAC
El globus vermell (with the collaboration of Museu del Disseny de Barcelona and Fundació Joan Miró), 2016.
DATE: 0/0/0

"This publication promotes the knowledge of the architectural heritage that GATCPAC (Grup d´Arquitectes i Tècnics Catalans per al Progrés de l´Arquitectura Contemporània), and its most well-known face, Josep Lluís Sert, left in the city of Barcelona, much of which still standing today. The aim is to instigate the reflection about the meaning that the GATCPAC’s work had in the development of the modern society and its influence in today’s Barcelona."

From the publisher (Spanish)
Conference: Public Space. Fights and Fictions
19th - 21st May 2016, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 19/5/2016
Public Space: Fights and Fictions
36-hour Factory of Thought

19 May 2016, 7 pm (Prologue)
Noon 20 May – Midnight 21 May, 2016

Organised by the Goethe-Institut and the Akademie der Künste. An event held as part of DEMO:POLIS – The Right to Public Space.

"The crisis of representative democracies, participation, and civil society burnout: How can we use public space for the perspective of an enlightenment in the 21st century? Public space is intrinsically linked to the parameters of each particular culture and society and its historical changes. With worldwide migration, social conflicts, and global economic and financial interests or the emancipation from authoritarian structures, public space has been facing massive challenges over the last decades. Across the globe, it has become the scene of violent changes and fundamental paradigm shifts. Between security and surveillance, participation and commercialisation, artistic and social freedom and the demonstration of power, public space is where the future of democracy and the quality of life is being decided.

Against this background, architect, theoretician and activist Eyal Weizman explores the anatomy of public space. South African curator Gabi Ngcobo describes the struggle for public space. Peter Cachola Schmal, Curator of the German Pavilion at this year’s International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, asks whether our arrival cities are the catalysts of social and cultural conflicts from mass migration in Europe. With international curators and artists, architect Eva Franch i Gilabert discusses how artists, designers, architects, curators and cultural institutions stage and construct real and symbolic forms of power and authority.

Under the pretext of public security, the ideas and concepts dealing with public space are increasingly informed by surveillance and control. The question of whether public space itself could then pose a threat is analysed by Anna Minton. Léopold Lambert focuses on public space as militarized environment in the aftermath of terrorist attacks. Kathrin Röggla considers the role of public space in post-democracy, while architect Doreen Heng Liu outlines the factors in any sustainable development of urban public space. Is public space a "third space" where strategies can be developed to counter an all-dominant and appropriating commercialisation? Are the struggles in public space only the harbingers of gentrification? – core questions addressed by architect Arno Brandlhuber in the closing panel.

This 36-hour Factory of Thought aims to develop a more concrete understanding of approaches to the complex expectations placed on public space. The Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik’s spatial design facilitates concentrated thought in parallel structures for kick-off speeches and think tanks, discussions, interviews and artistic interventions, and provides room for informal exchanges in open platforms.

The number of places in the "Denkräume" (Round Tables) is limited."

More information about registration: website.
More details: website.
Exhibition: Architecture in Competition: A Critical Journey through Portuguese Modernity
29th March - 29 May 2016, Garagem Sul, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 29/5/2016
Architecture in Competition: A Critical Journey through Portuguese Modernity
29th March - 29 May 2016, Garagem Sul, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 (last admission at 17:30)
Ticket €4; 50% discount for students and senior citizens (aged over 65); Admission free for those aged under 18 and holders of the CCB Friend’s Card

Curator: Luís Santiago Baptista


"Competition is the most open and free way of gaining access to architectural commissions. But, above all, it is the best way of solving a specific architectural, urban and territorial problem. Because of their nature, architectural design contests compare different alternative solutions for dealing with the same situation. This normally anonymous competition between equals encourages experimentation and speculation, in a determined and generous search for the ideal project. Architectural competitions offer the possibility for an interpretation of Portuguese modernity. From the national pavilions erected at the great universal expositions to the public equipment programmes funded by the European Community, including unique examples such as Expo 98, competitions can present a possible portrait for the transformation of a country. In this sense, the “Architecture in Competition” exhibition provides a critical record of this journey through Portuguese modernity. A journey in which Portuguese architects and the country’s Architects’ Association have played a fundamental role.

This exhibition is part of the School-Architecture Programme organised by the Southern Regional Section of the Portuguese Architects’ Association (OASRS)."

More details: website (Portuguese).
More details: website (English).
Publication: Rehabilitación del Hospital Militar para Escuela de Arquitectura en Granada
by EN BLANCO, Vol 8, No 20 (2016), Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia, Valéncia, Spain
DATE: 0/0/0
The EN BLANCO Journal has just published its last issue: Vol 8, No 20 (2016) "Rehabilitación del Hospital Militar para Escuela de Arquitectura en Granada. España".

Editorial
"Imagine, integrate, refund" by Juan García Millán.

Works
"Rehabilitation of the Former Military Hospital in Campo del Príncipe for a School of Architecture of Granada, Spain" by Víctor López Cotelo.

Research Articles
"Time and construction. Sverre Fehn´s intervention on the barn in Hamar" by Juan José López de la Cruz;
"Save Tor di Valle! Structural poetic of the stands of the TOr di Valle hippodrome. The unknow masterpiece of a spanish architect in Rome" by Marta Pastor;
"Marek LeyKam. Formal expression of identity values" by Francisco Requena Crespo and José Manuel Barrera Puigdollers;
"Emotion devices. The role of concrete frame structures in the architecture of Kazuo Shinohara" by Enric Massip-Bosch.

"EN BLANCO Journal´s main objective is the dissemination of the most outstanding innovations in the field of architecture made of apparent concrete, white or colored. Founded in 2008, is an initiative of the Architectural Design Department at the ETS de Arquitectura de Valencia through the Cátedra Blanca Valencia.

EN BLANCO develops a research and dissemination activity of architectural works where concrete has a starring role. In turn, theoretical articles related to the material are also present. It is the place for discussions on the architectural and urban project from its technical, energetic and material side, to its theoretical, historical and graphics perspective. Education research on architecture is also welcome.

The journal meets the formal and conceptual requirements that allow recognition as scientific publication. Thus the magazine follows a strict editorial policy, both in the selection of books and articles and in the periodicity and linguistic field. All research related to architecture and urbanism is invited to contribute. The selection of papers is done through a system of referees, following the usual protocols for scientific publications."

More details: website.
Films: Bêka & Lemoine´s complete work acquired by MoMA
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), New York, USA
DATE: 0/0/0
"The franco-italian duo of directors Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine is pleased to announce that all the 16 films they produced have been acquired by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Bêka & Lemoine have stood out on the international architectural scene for the last 10 years through a cinematographic work known for its innovative nature and its tender and biting humour, which has disrupted the usual representation of contemporary architecture by putting people and uses at the forefront. A project which defeats the question of genre, by placing itself at the edges of the documentary and video art, through a singular and highly subjective style. Thanks to an authentic artistic perspective on architecture, Bêka & Lemoine open new horizons to the relationship between architecture and cinema.

Their first film, "Koolhaas Houselife", shown at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008 delighted the public and was internationally acclaimed by critics: "Magic!" Le Monde, "The architecture cult movie! El Pais, Heartfelt, thought-provoking, and hilariously funny! The New York Times.

By following Guadalupe, the charismatic housekeeper, this film gives us access, for the first time, to the daily intimacy of a contemporary architecture icon: the house in Bordeaux designed by the Dutch star architect Rem Koolhaas. Their work amazes us thanks to the immersion it allows in highly intimate situations within spaces that we only knew from the outside until then, and moves us because of the poetic fragility it brings out of a world of might and success.

After this first film, Bêka & Lemoine kept developing and deepening this upheaval in the representation of iconic architectures through a series of 15 other films. Each film looks at the different ways of inhabiting a space as well as at the sensitivity and the consciousness developed towards it. While the subject of "Koolhaas Houselife" focused on a private house, the other films explore other scales of buildings and uses, even opening up to the city level more recently.

The growing reputation of their work led them to develop more projects in cooperation with some museums, art foundations and well-known architects such as: Barbican Art Gallery, Fondazione Prada, La Biennale di Venezia,Bjarke Ingels, the City of Bordeaux, Arc en Rêve centre d´architecture, etc.

The acknowledgement of MoMA is the culmination of a journey both characterized by much coherence and rich in formal trials. While working on feature films conceived as human maps of the buildings, the directors have also explored more peculiar forms such as the series of video fragments "Spiriti" for the collections of Fondazione Prada, or the video installation "La Maddalena" created for the exhibition "Monditalia" at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014."

More details: website.
Conference: Back to the City. Urbanism, Density and Housing 1976-2016
5th - 6th May 2016, Reid Auditorium, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
DATE: 5/5/2016
Back to the City. Urbanism, Density and Housing 1976-2016
A two day conference at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Thursday 5th May - Friday 6th May 2016

"This conference is part of the ongoing research programme The New Tenement, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, currently being undertaken by Florian Urban at the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art. Funding for the conference has been provided by the Leverhulme Trust.

Conference organisation has been a collaborative effort between Florian Urban and Ambrose Gillick at the Glasgow School of Art, DOCOMOMO International and Miles Glendinning and Ruxandra Stoica at University of Edinburgh.

On 12 May 1976, Secretary of State for Scotland Bruce Millan announced the cancellation of the plans to expand the village of Stonehouse outside Glasgow into a New Town of 40,000 inhabitants, and the redirection of the corresponding funds to the Glasgow Eastern Area Renewal (GEAR). After three decades, the era of enhanced greenfield developments outside British cities was finally drawing to an end, and policy was increasingly focusing on the renewal of the inner city as a place of residence.

The Glasgow experience was by no means unique. Although, in reality, suburbanisation was continuing, from the 1970s onwards national and municipal policies in many European countries increasingly promoted living in the inner city. The International Building Exhibition, or IBA, in West Berlin (1979-1987), the regeneration of Rotterdam’s nineteenth-century neighbourhoods (begun 1973), the redevelopments of the London Docklands (begun 1981), Amsterdam Eastern Harbour (begun 1988) and Copenhagen South Harbour (begun 1995) as well as numerous infills and industrial redevelopments in the inner cities of Barcelona, Hamburg, Vienna or Gothenburg evidence the increasing emphasis on housing in the inner cities.

The conference will examine the architectural outcomes of the “return to the inner city” – that is, the numerous variations of dense, multi-storey new tenement architecture, and the conditions that generated this architecture – the political and socio-economic background as well as the different ways in which living in the inner city was both conceptualised and realised."

Conference organisers: Prof. Florian Urban, Prof. Ambrose Gillick, Prof. Miles Glendinning and Prof. Ruxandra Stoica.

Detailed program in the PDF below.
More details: website.
Awards Ceremony and Symposium: The Global Award for Sustainable Architecture
9th May 2016, Auditorium, Cite de l´architecture & du patrimoine, Paris, France
DATE: 9/5/2016
The Global Awards for Sustainable Architecture Ceremony and Symposium 2016, held by the LOCUS Foundation, will take place on 9th May 2016 at the Cite de l´architecture & du patrimoine in Paris, France.

Ceremony: 02:00 pm
Symposium: 2:30 pm to 07:00 pm

After the symposium, a cocktail will take place with the participation of this year´s Global Award winners:

Patrice Doat (Grenoble, France)
Kengo Kuma (Tokyo, Japan)
Case Studio, Patama Roonrakwit (Bangkok, Thailand)
Gion Caminada (Vrin, Switzerland)
East Coast Architects (Durban, South Africa)

The event will also count with the presence of Francesco Bandarin (Assistant Director-General for Culture, UNESCO) and Guy Amsellem (President of the Cite de l´architecture & du patrimoine).

"The LOCUS Foundation: a community for change 
The LOCUS Foundation was founded in 2009 to direct and organise the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture ™, which researches and transmits notions of Sustainable Design in the ecological, social, economic and cultural fields of urban development. As a second mission, LOCUS coordinates research and urban analysis with interdisciplinary students and experts from worldwide partner universities, introducing academic social responsibility. LOCUS sets up living urban laboratories “with the people by the people”, following participatory “radicant” Design methods: LOCUS catalyses collective creativity and self-responsibility through the dialogue between inhabitants, users and stakeholders, local associations and NGOs. Despite their small scale and slow rhythm the results of these experimental interventions become emblematic signs of change and aim to lead to empowerment, self-development and civic rights. Since 2009, LOCUS has realised the cultural renewal of the Fishing Harbour of Zhoushan (with Wang Shu, Global Award 2007), the street lighting of Garbage City in Cairo (with Bijoy Jain, Global Award 2009) and the community centre and museum of the Vale Encantado Favela in Rio de Janeiro (with Kevin Low, Global Award 2013). The latest urban renewal concept addresses Casablanca’s Sidi Moumen slum, where LOCUS powered the entry to the UN Habitat competition on the urban renewal of mass housing – which became a Global Winner in 2014. LOCUS fosters scientific publications on sustainable design and the future of cities, the latest publication being “Rebel Cities: how to democratize Urban Design” (Gallimard Collection Manifesto 2015). LOCUS is supported by BOUYGUES Batiment International and the Rexel Foundation and cooperates with the Cite de l´Architecture Paris as its cultural partner.

Why the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture?
The unseen challenges facing contemporary societies are being addressed by architects and planners as they search for a new definition of progress and the right balance between man and the environment. The understanding of design as a collectively creative process, yet a scientific and technical expertise has been rewarded since 2007 by the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture™, an honour created by the architect and professor Jana Revedin in partnership with international scientific institutions and the Cité de l´Architecture of Paris as a cultural partner. The award received the patronage of UNESCO in 2011. "

More details: website.
Course: PhD Programme in Architecture
18th - 29th April 2016, Faculdade de Arquitectura - Universidade do Porto (FAUP), Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 29/5/2016
The first phase of candidacies for the PhD Programme in Architecture at Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto is open from 18th to 29th April 2016. The second phase will take place from 8th to 22nd June 2016.

"The pda, PhD Program in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, aims at ensuring a qualified postgraduate training where the questions of space and representation are articulated with the exercise of criticism and theoretical thought, substantiating a rigorous and acknowledged understanding of thearchitectonical project.
The pda is structured in Study Profiles, whose offer is made annually, and there is the intention of circumscribing to different fields of study: Project for the Housing Space and Ways of Inhabiting; Architecture: Theory, Project, History; Dynamics and Urban Forms; Architectonic Patrimony. [...]"

CONTACTS
International and Academic Services - Postgraduate Studies
pos.graduacao@arq.up.pt
+351 22 605 71 00

More details: website
Call for Case Studies: Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings
1st June 2016, Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, The Getty Conservation Institute
DATE: 1/6/2016
Call for Case Studies: Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, The Getty Conservation Institute
The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2016

"The Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative is pleased to announce Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings, as the second volume in its publication series, Conserving Modern HeritageCase Studies From the Field. Aimed at architects, engineers, conservators, students, asset managers, owners, and contractors working in this area of conservation, this series focuses on a specific conservation challenge with each volume.

Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings

For this volume, we are seeking inspiring case studies from around the world that balance climate management concerns with best practices in the preservation and conservation of modern architecture. Good case studies would illustrate how issues such as energy consumption and thermal comfort and technical improvements have been sensitively resolved for modern-era buildings. We are looking for projects completed within the last seven years that illustrate:

. How buildings from the modern era can be improved to balance energy upgrades with heritage conservation objectives; 
. How modern buildings can meet energy codes or comply with green building rating systems like LEED, Living Building Challenge, or BREEAM;
. Building upgrade strategies for improving thermal comfort issues in both cold and hot climates;
. How both passive and active mechanical solutions have improved thermal comfort issues;
. Dealing with modern-era curtain wall or glazing systems to improve energy performance;
. Using energy modeling in existing buildings to understand current consumption and predict results or to test alternative solutions;
. Addressing a modern building´s Energy Use Intensity (EUI) and strategies used to lower its energy use;
. Maintaining, repairing, or reinstating original modern-era systems that still have efficacy;
. Introducing renewable energy like solar (derived from photovoltaic panels) geothermal, and wind power.

Details
The volume editors are Chandler McCoy, Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute and Canadian conservation architect, Bernard Flaman, FRAIC. Eight to twelve case studies will be selected by the editors for publication. A modest honorarium will be provided for published case studies."

You can access the proposal form here: website.
More details: website.
Conference: EFFESUS Final Conference
24th June 2016, Energiehuis, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
DATE: 24/6/2016
On the 24th June 2016, it will take place the EFFESUS Final Conference at the Energiehuis from 9:00 to 17:00, in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. The participation is for free (travelling and accommodation costs are not included) and you can register here: website.

"EFFESUS is a research project investigating the energy efficiency of European historic urban districts and developing technologies and systems for its improvement. The term “historic urban district” in the context of EFFESUS, is defined as a significant grouping of “old” buildings built before 1945 and representative of the period of their construction or history, not necessarily protected by heritage legislation. EFFESUS is funded by the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Programme.

Historic buildings and urban districts are fundamental parts of our cultural identity and heritage. With respect to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions we must find ways to adapt buildings, ensembles and districts to the challenges of energy efficiency while preserving the cultural heritage.

The EFFESUS project has been initiated against this background. It investigates both the energy efficiency of individual buildings, building ensembles and districts, as well as energy generation from renewable sources in historic urban districts. The project aims to reduce the environmental impact of Europe’s valuable urban heritage by making significant improvements to its energy efficiency, while conserving and promoting the architectural, cultural, historic and urban values of Europe’s historic cities.

EFFESUS almost finished its envisaged project duration. Significant progress has been made regarding technological developments, supply concepts for renewable energies and decision making strategies for energy efficient interventions. It is time to reflect the results and our vision on sustainable and energy efficient historic urban districts and present them to a professional audience for discussion.

We cordially invite you to join our final conference in Dordrecht, the Netherlands on June 24th 2016 at the Energiehuis. We are looking forward to welcome you at this public event and are delighted to invite you to a mutual exchange."

More details: website.
Announced Winners: 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards
24th May 2016, European Heritage Awards Ceremony, Madrid, Spain.
DATE: 24/5/2016
The European Commission and Europa Nostra announced the winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s highest honour in the heritage field. Public voting for the "Public Choice Award" among the 28 laureates available here.

"[...]
The winners of the European Heritage Awards 2016 will be celebrated during a high-profile event co-hosted by EU Commissioner Navracsics and Maestro Plácido Domingo on the evening of 24 May at the historic Zarzuela Theatre in Madrid. The European Heritage Awards Ceremony will assemble up to 1,000 people, including heritage professionals, volunteers and supporters from all over Europe as well as top-level representatives from EU institutions, the host country and other Member States. During the ceremony, the seven Grand Prix laureates, each of whom will receive €10,000, and the Public Choice Award winner, chosen from among this year’s winning projects, will be announced.
The winners will also present their remarkable heritage accomplishments during the Excellence Fair on the morning of 24 May at the headquarters of the College of Architects of Madrid and participate in various networking events to be held during the European Heritage Congress in Madrid (22-27 May) organised by Europa Nostra in the framework of its network project ´Mainstreaming Heritage´, which has the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union."

More details: website + website
Exhibition: Albert Kahn: Under Construction
27th February - 3rd July 2016, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Michigan, USA
DATE: 3/7/2016
The exhibition Albert Kahn: Under Construction will be at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, between February 27 and July 3, 2016.

"In the past two decades there has been a tremendous swell of interest in Detroit architect Albert Kahn (1869–1942), arguably the most important architect of American industrialization. Albert Kahn: Under Constructionfocuses on the remarkable archive of photographs assembled by Albert Kahn Associates while building the powerhouses of American industry, from the River Rouge complex to the Willow Run Bomber Plant. Shot by an array of professional photographers based mainly in Detroit, these often striking documentary images were a novel strategy for conveying information about the daily progress of construction to busy managers at the main office. The exhibition foregrounds the photographic series as a way of illustrating change over time—showing buildings as they grew on site—and Kahn’s innovative solutions to the architectural challenges of his day."

Image: Albert Kahn INC. ARCH & ENG., Ford Motor Co., New Jersey, 1930

More details: website.
European Commission proposes European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018
19th April 2016, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
DATE: 19/4/2016
"The day of 19 April 2016 shall be remembered as a historic day for our ever-growing European movement for cultural heritage. During the opening session of the bi-annual European Culture Forum in Brussels, Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, publicly announced that the European Commission will propose to the EU Council and the European Parliament that 2018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage, following an exchange of letters between President Jean-Claude Juncker and President Martin Schulz (click here for the address made by Commissioner Navracsics)."

More details: website + website + website
Congress: 2016 European Heritage Congress
22nd - 27th May 2016, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 22/5/2016
From 22nd to 27th May 2016, it will be held the "2016 European Heritage Congress", organized by Europa Nostra and Hispania Nostra, in Madrid, Spain. Entrance to public events of the programme will be free of charge.

"Hundreds of heritage players from all over Europe, including professionals, volunteers, decision-makers, partners and supporters, will participate in this major annual event organised by Europa Nostra in close cooperation with its Country Representation, Hispania Nostra, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The congress will provide a unique platform for networking, capacity building and peer learning, cooperation and exchanges of views on the latest EU policy developments related to heritage. The European Heritage Awards Ceremony and the forum on ´Social Participation in Heritage Protection´ are among the main public events of the programme. [...]
The cultural programme will feature visits to some of the many heritage sites in the Spanish capital, including Madrid’s Metro Transport System – organised by Europa Nostra’s Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee – and the Royal Academy of the Fine Arts of San Fernando on the afternoon of 26 May. [...]
During the Congress in Madrid, Europa Nostra will seek to expand its network of members, partners and contacts and showcase a number of exemplary heritage initiatives in Spain by publishing a new issue of its Heritage in Motion magazine entirely dedicated to this country. [...]"


More details: website + full programme
Conference: A Moradia Brasileira - Habitação e Cidade Democrática
28th April 2016, Faculdade de Arquitectura - Universidade do Porto (FAUP), Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 28/4/2016
Architect Sergio Magalhaes, current President of the Brazilian Institute of Architects and responsible for the design and implementation of the Housing Policy of Rio de Janeiro between 1993 and 2000 will present the conference "Brazilian Housing - Housing and Democratic City", on 28th April 2016, at FAUP, in Oporto, Portugal. The session will include an introduction by André Luiz Pinto (MDT-CEAU-FAUP researcher).

It will be preceded by the debate "Houses for Everyone? The Housing Policies in Portugal: Achievements, Gaps and Challenges", moderated by Ana Silva Fernandes (MDT-CEAU-FAUP) and with the presence of Paula Marques (CML), Isabel Raposo (Gestual-CIAUD-FAUL), Isabel Guerra (DINÂMIA’CET-IUL), Tiago Mota Saraiva (ateliermob) and Rita Silva (Colectivo Habita).

FULL PROGRAM

14H30: Debate "Houses for Everyone? The Housing Policies in Portugal: Achievements, Gaps and Challenges"
Paula Marques (C.M.Lisboa)
Isabel Raposo (Gestual-CIAUD-FAUL)
Isabel Guerra (DINÂMIA’CET-IUL)
Tiago Mota Saraiva (Ateliermob)
Rita Silva (Colectivo Habita)
Moderated by: Ana Silva Fernandes (MDT-CEAU-FAUP)


18H00: Conference "Brazilian Housing - Housing and Democratic City"
Sérgio Magalhães (IAB)
Introduction by: André Luiz Pinto (MDT-CEAU-FAUP)

Free entrance.

More details: conference + debate
Exhibition: Les universalistes. 50 ans d´architecture portugaise
13rd April - 29th August 2016, Galerie basse des expositions temporaires, Cité de l´architecture & du patrimoine, Paris, France
DATE: 29/8/2016
O the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris, the Cité de l´architecture & du patrimoine will host the international exhibition Les universalistes. 50 ans d´architecture portugaise, between April 13 and August 29, 2016 at the Galerie basse des expositions temporaires.

The exhibition is a co-production between the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Cité de l´architecture & du patrimoine and s curated by the Portuguese architect and professor Nuno Grande.

More details: website.
Call: Special issue
8th May 2016, Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais, Brazil
DATE: 8/5/2016
The deadline for submission of papers to the special issue "Beyond urban planning and urbanism: in search of a differencial space" of the Brazilian Journal of Urban and Regional Studies was extended until 8th May 2016.

"The Brazilian Journal of Urban and Regional Studies (RBEUR) is a biannual publication of the National Association of Post-Graduation and Research in Urban and Regional Planning (ANPUR), launched in May and November, aims to be an institutional vehicle of communication and dissemination in the field of urban planning and urban and regional studies [...].
The content of RBEUR addresses to a multidisciplinary audience of professors, researchers, students and professionals in the field of urban planning and urban and regional studies. In addition to the continuous flow of submission of articles and reviews, the RBEUR also organizes thematic calls in every new edition."

More details: website website
Call: Seminario TH Arquitectura y Modernidad en Contextos Regionales
16th May 2016, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
DATE: 16/5/2016
The deadline for submission of abstracts and posters to the "Seminario TH Arquitectura y Modernidad en Contextos Regionales" was extended until 16th May 2016. Organized by the Department of Architecture of Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, this international seminar will focus on the debate, discussion and dissemination of experiences on assessment, intervention and management of the modern architecture in regional contexts. It will take place between 1st and 3rd December 2016, in Valparaiso, Chile.

SCHEDULE
16 May 2016: deadline for submission of abstracts and posters
30 June 2016: results of the call
30 September 2016: deadline for submission of full papers and posters
1 - 3 December 2016: seminar

More details: website
Publication: TSAM: sauvegarde de l´architecture du 20e siècle
Tracés 05-06/2016, Espazium – Les éditions pour la culture du bâti, Zurich, 2016
DATE: 11/3/2016
Over ten years, the TSAM - Le Laboratoire des techniques et de la sauvegarde de l’architecture moderne (EPFL Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) has been playing a key role in the safeguarding of the architectural heritage of the twentieth century. This dossier publication "TSAM: sauvegarde de l´architecture du 20e siècle" - Tracés magazine - is exclusively dedicated to its remarkable work.

In the framework of this publication, Professor Ana Tostões (docomomo International Chair), Zara Ferreira (docomomo International Secretary General) and Joana Gouveia Alves (PhD architect from IST/EPFL) have contributed with the essay "Docomomo. Mutations d´une organisation globale".

TSAM: sauvegarde de l´architecture du 20e siècle

Editorial
"Repenser la sauvegarde du patrimoine moderne" by Pauline Rappaz.

Essays
"Monuments modernes. Matière, texture, image" by Giulia Marino.
"Une transfiguration silencieuse. Transition énergétique et patrimoine de la grande échelle" by Giulia Marino and Franz Graf
"Riuso et/ou sauvegarde? L´enseignement du projet dans l´existant" by Martin Boesch and Franz Graf
"Docomomo. Mutations d´une organisation globale" by Ana Tostões, Zara Ferreira and Joana Gouveia Alves

Architecture
"L’extension du domaine habitable" by Christophe Catsaros

More details: website.
International Colloquium: Nostalgias do futuro? Histórias e legados cruzados da modernidade
28th - 29th April 2016, Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 29/4/2016
International Colloquium: Nostalgias do futuro? Histórias e legados cruzados da modernidade

Between 28th and 29th April 2016 will be held the International Colloquium Nostalgias do futuro? Histórias e legados cruzados da modernidade, at the Faculdade de Belas-Artes de Lisboa (Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts), which is organized in the framework of the Multimedia Art Doctoral Programme.

Image: Villa Saida, 2007. © Ziad Antar

Detailed program in the PDF below (Portuguese).

More details: website.
Awards: X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (BIAU)
Eduardo Souto de Moura
DATE: 11/4/2016
The Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has been awarded by the jury of the X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (BIAU).

Also, other 26 works, 6 books, two periodicals and a collection of videos, were awarded.

The international jury awards Souto de Moura from among 21 other nominations in order to recognize a work "full of emotion" and "the important contribution of his teaching in universities in different countries".

Souto de Moura establishes ample and innovative relationships between different scales, places and times, testing materials and structures, which are expressed through a complete language of emotion.

The Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo is an initiative of the Ministry of Development of the Government of Spain, which promotes the exchange of experiences and the debate on major issues among architects and urban planners of Latin American countries.

The X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo will be held from 4th to 8th July 2016, in São Paulo, Brazil, under the theme Desplazamientos / Deslocamientos.

More details: website
Conference: 5th International Scientific Conference “Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia”
20th – 22nd October 2016, Gdynia, Poland
DATE: 20/10/2016
“The 5th international conference Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia, organized by the City of Gdynia, will be held on October 20-22, 2016. 
The title of this year’s conference is 20th century architecture – preservation – conservation.

The conference will constitute an opportunity to review the current state of research on modernist architecture developed in 20th century as well as to discuss issues connected with preservation and conservation of the modernist architecture, including that of the inter-war period.”

More details: website
Open House: 2nd Edition Open House Oporto
18th -19th June 2016, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 18/6/2016
"Open House Porto 2016 proposes a schedule in three cities: Porto, Gaia and Matosinhos, divided into 3 lines: the visit to private places of recognized institutions; the rediscovery of the architecture forgotten by time; the review of dwelling, particularly in the visit to bourgeois living of the early 20th century, but also the social context of decades of democracy. These three levels will create a circuit marked by the rediscovery, recovery and even invention of the heritage of these cities.


All are invited to discover, during one weekend, a totally free itinerary that embraces different spaces, from typology to time of construction.

The public is able to create their own itinerary and explore architecture and the city through new eyes. What distinguishes this event and makes the experience special is the possibility to visit the spaces in different ways: see for yourself, accompanied by assistants or through the guided visits by authors and specialists of many areas.

After London, New York, Prague or Lisbon, Porto to joined the Open House Family, in 2015, which allowed to open the doors of extraordinary spaces that range from classics to contemporary architecture."

More details: website
Seminar: Designing for the refugee crisis
9th May 2016, The Building Centre, London UK
DATE: 9/5/2016
“Over the past year the refugee situation across Europe has escalated into a full-blown crisis. Very recently local authorities in Calais began destroying sections of the “Jungle” – the sprawling refugee and migrant camp that has become a symbol of Europe´s immigration crisis. Architects are equipped with the knowledge that can provide a solution to one of the most basic human rights refugees need: shelter. The question is not should the architectural community respond, but how? This panel discussion in partnership with Museum of Architecture will shed light on some of the work architects and designers are doing in response to the crisis.” 

Speakers include:
Dr. Harriet Harriss, senior tutor in Interior Design & Architecture & head of PhD Program at the Royal College of Art
Katherine McNeil, trustee and director at Architecture for Humanity London
Representatives from Better Shelter and Innovation & Planning Agency Association

More details: website
Congress: Primer Congreso Iberoamericano de Historia Urbana
23rd - 25th de November de 2016, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile
DATE: 23/11/2016
The first Congreso Iberoamericano de Historia Urbana (I CIHU), organized by Asociacion Iberoamericana de Historia Urbana (AIHU) will be held in Santiago de Chile, from 23rd to 25th November 2016. This meeting will open the periodic academic reunions  of the association, created in the context of the III Congreso Internacional de Historia Urbana, between 25th and 30th November 2013, in Brasilia.

This time, the international academic community is invited to debate the subject: Ciudades en el tiempo: infraestructuras, territorios, património (Cities in time: infraestructures, territories, heritage). 
The aim is to focus the debate on issues and problems of current research to help expose a state of art of the latest developments in these fields of study.

More details: website (spanish/portuguese)
Awards: Phyllis Lambert wins the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize by the American Acadey of Arts and Letters
19th May 2016, Audubon Terrace, New York, USA
DATE: 19/5/2016
Phyllis Lambert, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) Founder, was awarded by the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which "recognizes an architect of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art".

The Academy’s annual architecture awards program began in 1955 with the inauguration of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize and has since expanded to include four Arts and Letters Awards. This year’s winners were chosen from a group of 35 individuals and practices nominated by the members of the Academy. The jurors were Elizabeth Diller (chairman), Henry Cobb, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Hugh Hardy, Steven Holl, Cesar Pelli, James Polshek, Robert A. M. Stern, and Tod Williams.

Current Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CCA, Bruce Kuwabara, commented: “Phyllis Lambert has made an enormous contribution to how we think about architecture and cities. She has raised awareness and standards of research, scholarship, heritage preservation, and design to the highest levels.

The awards will be presented in New York City in May at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. Work by the winners will be featured in an upcoming exhibition on view in the Academy’s galleries on Audubon Terrace from May 19 to June 12.

More details: website
Conference: SAH 2016 Annual International Conference
6th - 10th April 2016, Pasadena, Los Angeles, USA
DATE: 6/4/2016

Society of Architectural Historians - 2016 Annual International Conference
New Local/Global Infrastructures, April 6-10 | Pasadena/Los Angeles, CA


"The SAH 2016 Annual International Conference will engage participants from around the world with the rich, evolving legacy of the Pasadena/Los Angeles region’s built environment. With the scheduled completion of the Metro Expo Light-Rail Line west to Santa Monica in early 2016, Pasadena will be connected to downtown LA and the rest of Los Angeles County. This infrastructure, building on historic right-of-ways, will provide new ways to see the broad range of the region’s architecture and urbanism.

UCLA professor Eric Avila, specialist in racial identity, urban space, and cultural representation, will give the introductory address, and UCLA professor Dana Cuff, author of Architecture: The Story of Practice, will give the plenary talk. Regional paper sessions include “Los Angeles Infrastructure: Design, Aesthetics, Publics,” “Styles, Revival Styles, California Styles,” and “Reappraising California Counterculture.”

The SAH Los Angeles Seminar will bring together constituencies of historic conservation, design professionals, and the community at large to examine SurveyLA and HistoricPlacesLA (the online comprehensive citywide historic resource developed by the City of Los Angeles together with the Getty Conservation Institute) and contemplate its local/global implications and possibilities."

Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of docomomo International, will participate at the SAH Annual International Conference "New Local/Global Infrastructures", by presenting the lecture "Iberian-American Connections: The Path for the Success" in the Session PS40 Ibero-American Modern Paths (Session Chairs: Ana Esteban-Maluenda, Technical University of Madrid; Maria Cristina Cabral, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).

More details: website.
Seminar: Arquitectura y Modernidad en Contextos Regionales
1 - 3 December 2016, Federico Santa Maria Technical University, Valparaiso, Chile
DATE: 1/12/2016
Between 1st and 3th December 2016, the Seminar Arquitectura y Modernidad en Contextos Regionales will take place at Federico Santa Maria Technical University, Valparaiso, Chile.

"Twenty years of the existence of the race in a year of introspection and celebrationwe want to open a space for debate, discussion and dissemination of experiencesaround assessment, intervention and management of the architecture of modernityregional contexts."

More details: website
Conference: Rescuing Ruins
14th April 2016, Isokon Gallery, London, United Kingdom
DATE: 14/4/2016
On 14th April 2016 at 19:30, the Conference Rescuing Ruins will take place at Isokon Gallery — Isokon Building Lawn Road, London, United Kingdom.

"John Allan and Fiona Lamb of Avanti Architects will talk about and show images of some of their high profile restoration projects, including the Isokon Building (aka Lawn Road Flats) and The Penguin Pool, London Zoo."

More details: website
Call for papers: Symposium 2016
28th - 30th September 2016, Bucharest, Romania
DATE: 15/4/2016
Between 28th and 30th September 2016, the Symposium EURAU 2016 will take place in Bucharest, Romania.

The topic this year is "Between scales" and you can still send you abstract about it.

Important dates: 
- Abstract Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2016.
- Notification of acceptance: May 5th, 2016.
- Deadline for Final Paper submission for the publication of the proceedings June 30th, 2016

More details: website
Call for papers: Sessão Livre, Revista Urbana
30th July 2016, Revista Urbana, São Paulo, Brazil
DATE: 30/7/2016
Call for papers to the session Artigos Livres for the American Latin City file that will be publish in Volume 9 (Jan-Apr 2017) of the URBANA Magazine from Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudos sobre a Cidade, IFCH-UNICAMP, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

More details: website
Exhibition: Miguel Jacobetty — um escritorio para apartamento
31st March 2016, MUDE, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 31/3/2016
On 31st March 2016, MUDE — Fashion and Design Museum, Francisco Capelo´s Collection — invites for the presentation of the full reconstitution and at scale of an office drawed by Miguel Jacobetty Rosa for an apartment at Rua da Imprensa à Estrela in 1950.

More details: website
Event: Oslo Architecture Triennale
8th September - 27th November2016, Oslo, Norway
DATE: 8/9/2016
Between 8th September and 27th November 2016, the Event Oslo Architecture Triennale Opening Weekend will take place in Oslo, Norway.

"The 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale designs the objects, spaces, and territories for a transforming condition of belonging. Global circulation of people, information, and goods has destabilized what we understand by residence, questioning spatial permanence, property, and identity—a crisis of belonging. Circulation brings greater accessibility to ever-new commodities and further geographies. But, simultaneously, circulation also promotes growing inequalities for large groups, kept in precarious states of transit. After Belonging examines both our attachment to places and collectivities—Where do we belong?—as well as our relation to the objects we own, share, and exchange—How do we manage our belongings?"

More detals: website
Belgium
DATE: 0/0/0
Dear friends,
This is a very sad moment for our humanity.

The recent events in Belgium, resulting in the death of so many people shocked the entire world. As an international organization, docomomo International wishes to express the sadness about all the victims and stress that will continue to fight for a better world with a deep respect for all the religions, races and peoples, promoting union through the common interest of conserving and documenting the worlwide artistic and architectural heritage of the Modern Movement.


Ana Tostões
docomomo International Chair
Lectures: Talks on Lewerentz, Mackintosh an GK&C
23th March - 13th April 2016, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
DATE: 23/3/2016
Between 23th March and 13th April the Lecture Series Talks on Lewerentz, Mackintosh an GK&C will take place on Wednesdays -meet 7pm for a 7:30pm start-  at the Glasgow School of Art, at their Bourdon Lecture Theatre at 177 Renfrew Street, G3 6RQ, Glasgow, Scotland

The Alexander Thomson Society is running a lecture series of four evening talks in Glasgow, three of which are on 20th century buildings. Themed Ruins & Fragments, the series includes, on 23 March, a talk about the Scandinavian architect Sigurd Lewerentz, well known for his Modernist church designs (such as St. Mark´s Church, pictured); an evening, on 06 April, about the on-going restoration of the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh; and, on 13 April, a discussion of the works of the well-known Modernist architectural practice Gillespie, Kidd & Coia (GK&C) from Glasgow.

More details: website
Exhibition: Arquitectura em Concurso: Percurso Crítico pela Modernidade Portuguesa
29th March - 29th May 2016, CCB Garagem Sul, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 29/2/2016
Between 29th March and 29th May 2016, the Exhibition Arquitectura em Concurso: Percurso Crítico pela Modernidade Portuguesa, will take place at Garagem Sul in Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Lisbon, Portugal.

The opening will be in 29th March at 19h in Garagem Sul. 

"The architectural competitions allows a reading of transformations in Portugal since the beginning of the twentieth century. The national pavilions in the great universal exhibitions, to public equipment programs financed by the European Community through natural examples, such as Expo 98. The competitions can present a possible picture of the transformation of the country. In this sense, the exhibition "Architecture in competition" is the critical register of this route by the Portuguese modernity. A journey in which the Portuguese Architects have played a key role."

More details: website
Conference: European Architectural History Network
2nd - 4th June 2016, Dublin, Ireland
DATE: 2/6/2016
Between 2nd and 4th June 2016 the Conference European Architectural History Network will take place in Dublin Castle, Ireland.

"In accordance with the EAHN’s mission as the chief European professional organization for architectural historians, the meeting is intended to increase the visibility of the discipline, to foster transitional, interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the environment, and to facilitate the exchange of research results in the field."

More details: website
Publication: Une Cité Moderne
Introduction be Richard Klein, Editions du Patrimoine, 2016
DATE: 1/5/2016
A new facsimile of Une Cite Moderne from Mallet-Stevens will be published in May 2016 by the Editions du Patrimoine. Introduction (French and English) by Richard Klein

"In 1922, the publisher Charles Massin published a splendid portfolio of young architect Robert Mallet-Stevens(1886-1945): A MODERN CITY. The set included 32 boards together in a luxury cartonnage, reproducing drawings in ink and colors set by stencilling. strongly influenced by the Viennese style - it must be remembered that Mallet-Stevens was the nephew of Adolphe Stoclet who had their palaces built by Josef Hoffmann - these boards are a manifesto of modern art. Cinema, library, museum, hall, sports pavilion, workers´ houses, vacation hotel, city hall, stoppingtram church building relationships are some of the projected buildings, offering the amateur way of ideal city. This is another face of the architect who created ten years later the villa Cavrois which is proposed here.The portfolio is now reissued in facsimile, as close to the original edition."
Seminar: MAXIMAL I MINIMAL
27th-28th August 2016, Jyvaskyla, Finland
DATE: 27/8/2016
Between 27th and 28th August 2016, the 8th International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar: MAXIMAL | MINIMAL will take place in Jyvaskyla, Finland.

The theme of the seminar brings into the stage the topical phenomenon from arts & crafts to the lighting of cities and ecologically sustainable manufacturing.

More details: website
Call for Proposals: I Congreso Internacional e interdisciplinario de Patrimonio Cultural
16th-18th August 2016, San Sebastian University, Concepcion, Chile
DATE: 25/4/2016
Between 16th and 18th August 2016, the Congress Memoria, Oralidad e História: Fuentes para el Patrimonio Cultura will take place at San Sebastian University, Concepcion, Chile.

Last call for proposals: 25th April 2016

"The First International Congress "MEMORY, ORALITY AND HISTORY: SOURCES FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE" arises from the need to bring together scholars and researchers from different disciplines to reflect on the Cultural Heritage. The Congress aims to discuss (national and international) research to examine the various contexts and lenses by which the Cultural Heritage can be analyzed and approached, i.e., legal, historical, political, cultural, architectural, theoretical and practical settings."

More details: website
Exhibition: Ramon Casas. La vida moderna
19th March - 3th May 2016, MMBCN, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 19/3/2016
Between 19th March and 3th the guided tours of the exhibition Ramon Casas. La vida moderna, will take place at Casa Bertrand-Museo del Modernismo de Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain. 

The motive of this exhibition is the celebration of the Ramon´s Houses year.

Few Catalan artists have left such a clear mark on the understanding of social and political history of contemporary Spain as Ramon Casas. illustrator, poster artist, portraitist and interpreter of changes in a country that entered with great social transformations in the twentieth century and that the aesthetic, looked to Paris. Coinciding with the sesquicentennial of his birth in 1866, the Museum of Modernism in Barcelona organizes the sample of Ramon Casas. Modern life that is emerging as an ambitious retrospective tribute to a figure whose facility for drawing made him irreplaceable portraitist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The formation stage, Casas and his first trips to Paris make up the first of the thematic sections of the exhibition, which also focuses on the social chronicle, cycling and motor sports, artistic and literary magazines, pictures of cool and manolas, Julia and portraits of contemporary personalities.

More details: website
Symposium: Narrativas de uma Prática
17th March 2016, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DATE: 17/3/2016
On 17th March 2016 at 18pm, the Symposium Narrativas de uma Prática will take place at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

As part of the introduction of the 3th edition of the Institute Tomie Ohtake and Akzonobel award, Art and Culture Bertani proposes this Symposium about the contemporary architecture production.

More details: website
Publication: A Look at Asmara, Africa´s Unknown City of the Modernist Architecture
by Patrick Sisson, 2016
DATE: 29/2/2016
"An eccentric emblem of Modernist design, the Fiat Tagliero gas station is one of a kind. With broad, streamlined, nearly 100-foot-long overhangs that resemble the wings of an early propeller plane, this structure by Giuseppe Pettazzi would stand out anywhere. But in its present home, Asmara, Eritrea, the unlikely service station from the late ´30s actually makes sense in a cityscape filled with Rationalist design and sweeping curves. It’s the most recognized symbol of this little-known Modernist metropolis in the Horn of Africa, originally commissioned by Italian Fascists in the ‘30s. Along with blocks and blocks of other such buildings, the Futurist Fiat Tagliero has been submitted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, part of a concerted effort by the Asmara Heritage Project (AHP) and others to protect and preserve this overlooked architectural gem."

More details: website
Publication: Mapa Fernando Távora
14th March 2016
DATE: 14/3/2016
Next monday, 14th March 2016, it will be introduced the Architecture Map by Fernando Tavora at Casa-Atelier in Praca do Marques de Pombal, Oporto, Portugal. 

This is a partnership between Fundacao Marques da Silva, CMP (Oporto Municipality) and OASRN (North Architects Order).
Publication: La arquitectura moderna em Latinoamérica. Antología de autores, obras e textos
by Ana Esteban Maluenda, Editorial Reverté, 2016
DATE: 0/0/0
This book is about the modern architecture built in Latin America between 1930 to 1970 and about the thoughs that sustainted it. 

Is an antology taking in consideration architects from Mexico, Chile, Brasil and anothers countries. From each architect there is one building where the intentions and thoughs are explain.

More details: website
Publication: TAP Portugal: imagem de um povo
12th March 2016, Fnac Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 12/2/2016
On 12th March 2016 the book TAP Portugal: image of a people will be presented at 19pm in Fnac Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal.

This book is about the design and identity of the national airplane company in Portugal.
Call for papers: Examination of Architecture and Urban Design in the Second Half of the 20th Century
30th April 2016, Architektúra & Urbanizmus, Bratislava, Slovak
DATE: 30/4/2016
"The journal Architektura & Urbanizmus is the oldest uninterruptedly published periodical in Central Europe focusing on the publication of research results in the fields of architecture and urban design. It was launched in the mid-1960s with the ambition of forming a space for the confrontation of the most recent findings in the areas of architectural theory, urban planning and environmental protection within a broader international context. Attesting to these aims was the ambitious thematic range as well as the variety of authors represented in the first issues of the journal, including alongside leading Czech and Slovak researchers the publication of the article Architecture, Urbanism, City (Architektura, urbanizmus, mesto) by Manfredo Tafuri. However, the international isolation of Czechoslovakia following the Soviet invasion of 1968 made it impossible fully to realise the ambitions. Even though the Czechoslovak scholarly community strove to reflect in this journal the latest international discussion, it was achieved often only indirectly, at second-hand, or with great delay. Only following the political changes that swept across Europe in 1989 could the journal once again return to a full meeting of the expectations of its founders. During the years to follow, it gradually asserted its standing as a key medium in the regional intermediation of the results of research in the history and theory of architecture and urban planning. Moreover, the journal also served, and still continues to serve, a significant function in providing information about many long-marginalised parts of the architectonic scene behind the former Iron Curtain. 
In the year 2016, Architektura & Urbanizmus will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its founding. The half-century mark forms an opportunity for looking backward not only at the history of the journal itself, but even more significantly on the history of scholarly research on the topics that the journal has covered and covers today. As a result, in the year 2016 the journal intends to offer space for the publication of studies focusing on the history and the present state of research into architecture and urban design. We expect these studies primarily to address the Czech and Slovak, or respectively the Czechoslovak, scholarly and cultural area, yet we also welcome contributions that address these questions in a wider Central or Eastern European context and in the context of European periphery. We would also be interested in contributions analysing personalities and institutions that drew attention to this research or made significant contributions to it. Equally welcome are contributions reflecting the role of Architektura & Urbanizmus in stimulating discussion on architectural and urban design, or in transmitting the results of research on these topics."

Latest submission: 30th April 2016

More details: website
Congress: II Congresso Internacional de Habitação Coletiva Sustentável
18th - 20th April 2016, FAUUSP, São Paulo, Brasil
DATE: 18/4/2016
Between 18th to 20th Abril 2016 the Conference 2nd International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housingwill take place at FAUUSP (Faculdade de Arquitectura e Urbanismo da Universidade de Sao Paulo), Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Regarding the complementary activities, the proposed papers to the Congress will be organized following four different themes — Theory and History, Housing as Citi-forming, Assessments of quality and Sustainability criteria and Housing and Social inclusion.

More details: website
Fair: Ferrara Fiere XXIII
6th - 8th April 2016, Fair Ferrara, Italy
DATE: 6/4/2016
Between 6th to 8th April 2016 it will take place the Fair Ferrara Fierre XXIII: Economy, Conservation, Technology and the Enhancement of cultural and environmental heritage room at Fair Ferrara, Italy.

The historical venue of Restauro in Ferrara will be reopening its doors to welcomw a wider public being n this edition the focus is in Museum, taking in consideration the conservation, technology and promotion of cultural and environmental heritage.

More details: website
Seminar: 5th Meeting of Historical Gardens Managers
30th November - 1st December 2016, FCRB Auditorium, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
DATE: 30/11/2016
Between 30th November to 1st December 2016, it will take place the Seminar "5th Meeting of Historical Gardens Managers" at FCRB Auditorium, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

This Seminar will have conferences, debates and comunications sessions taking in considerations the studies about landscaping, preservation, management and protection of historical gardens in Brasil.

More details: website
Seminar: Architectural Layers of Southeast Asian Region
1-13 December 2016
DATE: 1/12/2016
Between 1st to 13th December 2016, it will take place the Semninar "Architectural Layers of Southeast Asian Region" Hanoi, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Angkor, Cambodia. 

"The SAH Field Seminar ARCHITECTURAL LAYERS OF A SOUTHEAS T ASIAN REGION wil explore the fascinating architectural landscape of VIETNAM, focusing in particular on the modern era from the 19th century to today, as well as the spectacular Angkor complex in CAMBODIA, capital of the Khmer empire from the ninth to fifteenth century."

Tour leader: Dr. H.Hazel Hahn, Seattle University

Fellowship deadline: 11th August 2016

More details: website
Exhibition: Textile Design Today — From Experiment to Series
16th March - 5th September 2016, Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 16/3/2016
Between 16th March and 5th September 2016, it will be held the exhibition "Exhibition: Textile Design Today - From Experiment to Series" at Museum für Gestaltung, in Berlin, Germany.

"Up-to-date trends in textile design and the complex ways in which textiles can be used as a raw material are being presented in a special exhibition [...] will be showing developments in the fields of fashion, architecture and interior design, as well as vehicle interiors. The exhibition will be examining basic topics such as colour, material and technique and also exploring the potential for innovation through cultural reinterpretation and a return to traditions, sustainable production methods and the use of pioneering "smart textiles". [...]

More details: website
Colloquium: Universalism and globalisation
11th April 2016, 10:00-18:30, Auditorium, Cité de l´Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, France
DATE: 11/4/2016
On 11th April 2016, from 10:00 to 18:30, it will take place the colloquium "Universalism and globalisation" about the Portuguese contemporary architecture, at the auditorium of Cite de l´Architceture et du Patrimoine, in Paris, France.

This colloquium will be held within the framework of the exhibition "The Universalists - 50 years of Portuguese Architecture", which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris, France.

Professor Ana Tostoes, Chair of docomomo International, will take part at the conference-debate "Internationalism, universalism and globalisation", alongside Joao Luis Carillho da Graca, Manuel Mateus and Vicent Parreira, moderated by Francis Rambert, director of the French Institute of Architecture.

PROGRAM
April 11, 2016 (10:00 - 18:30)

10:00 Opening:
Guy Amsellem, President of Cité de l´architecture & du patrimoine
Artur Santos Silva, President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Nuno Grande, Curator of the Exhibition "Les universalistes. 50 ans d´architecture portugaise"

10:30 - 12: 30 Panel Discussion 1: 
Que sont devenus les acquis de la  Révolution de 1974?
Moderator: François Chaslin, critique

Álvaro Siza, architect
Alexandre Alves Costa, architect

Laurent Beaudouin, architect
José António Bandeirinha, critique

14:30-16:30 Panel Discussion 2: 
Au-delà du débat moderne/post-moderne
Moderator: Éric Lapierre, architect

Gonçalo Byrne, architect
Eduardo Souto de Moura, architect
Dominique Machabert, author
Jorge Figueira, critique

16:30-18:30 Panel Discussion 3: 
Internationalisme, universalisme et globalisation

Moderator: Francis Rambert, Director of the l’Institut français d’architecture

João Luis Carrilho da Graça, architect
Manuel Mateus, architect
Vincent Parreira, architect
Ana Tostões, critique


More details: website
Announced President: Architect Rui Leão was elected President of CIALP
26th February 2016
DATE: 26/2/2016
docomomo International congratulates the architect Rui Leao for being announced President of the International Council of Portuguese Language Architects (CIALP) for the triennium 2016-2018, on 26th February 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The General Assembly also elected Victor Leonel, President of the Order of Architects of Angola, and Joao Santa-Rita, President of the Order of Architects of Portugal, as Vice Presidents of CIALP.

docomomo International wishes the very best success for the announced President and Vice Presidents as well as for the displacement of the CIALP´s presidency to Macau, China.

More details: website
Claude Parent (1923-2016)
Claude Parent passed away on 28th February 2016
DATE: 28/2/2016
docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of Claude Parent, a relevant architect and theoretician of architecture, to his family and friends.

"Claude Parent was born in 1923 and has consistently appeared as a maverick figure in the field of architecture; a member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts, once a student of Le Corbusier, he was the practician and theoretician of the ´oblique function´, which he formulated with the philosopher Paul Virilio. For all his career, he engaged in re-thinking and actually changing the way humans live - by creating unbalance, and thereby making them aware of their own being."

Information about the exhibition "Claude Parent - L´oeuvre construite, l´oeuvre graphique" held in 2010 at Cite de l´Architecture et du Patrimoine, in Paris, France, can be found here.

More details: website + website
Cultural Events: As 3 Ecologias - Social, Pessoal, Ambiental
8th March - 25th April 2016, Teatro Municipal Maria Matos, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 8/3/2016
From 8th March to 25th April 2016, it will take place a series of cultural events under the theme "The 3 Ecologies - Social, Personal, Environmental", promoted by EGEAC, in different venues of Lisbon, Portugal. The initiative is curated by Liliana Coutinho, Mark Deputter e Vera Mantero. The programme of events include: debate, thought, workshops, perfomance, dance and activitie for children and young people.

Full programme available here.

More details: website
Symposium: Parity Talks
7th - 8th March 2016, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
DATE: 7/3/2016
On 7th and 8th March 2016, it will take place the symposium "Parity Talks", organized by the Parity Group at the Departement of Architecture of ETH Zurich, in Zurich, Switzerland.

"Lectures and roundtables will bring together established and successful architects, planners and scholars with students, assistants and lecturers at the ETH. The aim is a productive exchange and a focused debate to generate concrete steps towards gender parity, both within D-ARCH and the discipline at large."

Program:

7th March, 18:00
Welcome by the Parity Group
Film introduction by Dubravka Sekulic
Film screenings in collaboration with Architekturfilmreihe

A GIRL IS A FELLOW HERE:
100 WOMEN IN THE STUDIO OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, 2009

GRAY MATTERS
THE EILEEN GRAY DOCUMENTARY, 2014

8th March
Welcome by the Parity Group and the Dean, 9:00
Lectures, 9:15
Parallel Roundtables, 14:00
Final Roundtable, 16:00
Lecture, 18:00

Speakers:
Helene Frichot (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)
Mary Pepchinski (Hochschule fur Technik und Wirtschaft, Dresden)
Barbara Zibell (Leibniz Universitat Hannover)
Kornelia Gysel (Futurafrosch, Zurich)
Mary Mcleod (Columbia University, NY)

More details: website
Publication: España y Alemania en la Edad Contemporánea, by Walther L. Bernecker (ed.)
Iberoamericana-Vervuert, Frankfurt, 1992
DATE: 0/0/0
"This book has its starting point in an International Symposium of Contemporary History held in early 1992 at the University of Augsburg (Germany). [...] For this publication, the selection of papers presented at the Symposium was expanded with a series of articles so that all periods of the Contemporary History are chronologically covered, from the Empire of Bismarck and the epoch of the Restoration, respectively, to the most recent days. [...]" [translation from the original version in Spanish by Walther L. Bernecker]

About the author:
"Walther L. Bernecker, Dr., Professor, born 1947, studies in History, Germanic and Hispanic, in Erlangen-Nuremberg University; 1973-1977 and 1979-1984 associate professor at the Chair of Contemporary History at the University of Augsburg, 1984-1985 "Visiting Fellow" at the "Center of Latin American Studies" at the University of Chicago, 1986 "Habilitation", 1988-1992 Chair of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Bern (Switzerland), since 1992 Chair of International Studies at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg."
Exhibition: Pier Luigi Nervi – Architecture as Challenge
21st March - 29th April 2016, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
DATE: 21/3/2016
From 21st March to 29th April 2016, the Faculty of Architecture in collaboration with the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics will be presenting the exhibition "Pier Luigi Nervi - Architecture as Challenge". From 21st - 25th March at the Ceremony Hall and from 28th March to 29th April in room K210. The exhibition can also be seen at FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture from 5th to 24th May 2016.

"The influential ferroconcrete designer Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) was one of the most significant structural engineers of the 20th century. His expressive way of design is not the main goal, but a tool; his economical structures utilizing characteristic features of the material are still entirely relevant."

More details: website + website
Celebration: A.MAG 4th Anniversary Party
4th March 2016, 22:00, Afândega do Porto Congress Center, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 4/3/2016
On 4th March 2016 from 22:00, it will take place the A.MAG 4th Anniversary Party, with the presence of the architect Aires Mateus and its office team, at Afandega do Porto Congress Center, in Oporto, Portugal.

Program:
-A.MAG 08 launch - Aires Mateus Private Work (300 pages)
-A.MAG Exhibition - Printing Process
-DJ Set

Entrace Full Ticket guarentee 1 "A.MAG 08" Free Copie + 1 Free Drink.

Tickets:
Online Purchase - 25 EUR
On Party Day - 30 EUR 

More details: website
Conference: Adaptive Reuse - Modernity Towards a Better Future
3rd March 2016, 18:30, Archizoom - Project Room, Foyer SG Building, EPF Lausanne
DATE: 3/3/2016
On 3rd March 2016 at 18:00, it will take place the conference "Adaptive Reuse - Modernity Towards a Better Future", by Professor Ana Tostoes, Chair of docomomo International, in the context of the series of conferences "Projet, Histoire, Construction - Noveaux Regards sur le Patrimoine Recent", at the EPF Lausanne, in Switzerland.

More details: website

[by Docomomo Switzerland]
Publication: Geschichte Portugals, by Walther L. Bernecker & Horst Pietschmann
C. H. Beck - Wissen, Munich, 2001
DATE: 0/0/0
"In this volume, Walther L. Bernecker, Professor of International Studies at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and Horst Pietschmann, emeritus professor of Latin American History at the University of Hamburg, provide a complete overview of the History of the country from the late Middle Ages to the present. The first part is about the emergence of Portugal until the Napoleonic occupation of the country in 1807 and the flight of the royal family to Brazil. A specific chapter is dedicated to the non-European expansion of Portugal. The second part focus on the performance of the internal political development of the country and its structural problems that formed the backdrop to the "Carnation Revolution", in 1974, as well as on the democratization and Europeanisation of the country." (translation from the original version in German)

More details: website (German)
Publication: In Light of Hilberseimer - The Genesis and Legacy of The New City, by Plácido González Martínez
Vibok Works, Seville, 2015
DATE: 0/0/0
"With clear and elegant writing, Gonzalez Marti­nez unravels an important paradox in this book: the unexpected emotional intensity hidden within this figure who was commonly described as cold, dull and stubborn; his tragic love story with Otti Berger, a student he met in Bauhaus de Dessau; his close relationship with students at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago (IIT), who suffered from the daunting arrogance of a certain Mies van der Rohe... In short, this book reveals the profound human dimension behind the leader of urban and architectural rationalism in the 20th century."
- Carlos Garcia Vazquez

More details: website
Conference: The 17th International Planning History Conference
17th - 21st July 2016, Delft, Netherlands
DATE: 17/7/2016
From 17th to 21st July, it will take place the 17th International Planning History Conference, in Delft, Netherlands. Organized by the International Planning History Society and TU Delft, the conference is on the topic "History, Urbanism, Resilience".

Keynote Speakers:
Lawrence Vale, MIT
Han Meyer, Delft University of Technology
Shun-ichi Watanabe, Tokyo University of Science

Gordon Cherry Memorial Lecture:
Jyoti Hosagrahar, Columbia University

Registration is now open here. Information on registration fees can be found here.
For more informations contact by e-mail: info@iphs2016.org.

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Open Call: Arquitecturas Film Festival 2016 Rehab Nation
12th - 16th October 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 12/10/2016
Architecture Film Festival Lisbon
Arquiteturas’16 – 4th International Film Festival – will take place from 12-16th October 
The deadline for entries is 1st May 2016.
Only entries that include the sending of the film and a duly filled application form will be accepted. 

"Arquiteturas is the only international film festival in Portugal to screen documentary, experimental, animation and fiction films where architecture plays the main role. We are particularly interested on the growing global interest in interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary architecture. We are looking for proposals that use the power of moving images as a tool for broadening public understanding and appreciation of architecture, as well as the permanent dialogue between city, space and narrative. 

The Selection Committee is looking for films with cinematographic qualities bringing forth, as a whole, the point of view of their authors - fiction, animation, documentary and experimental.

THEME: REHAB NATION

"In a broader sense, the word rehabilitation usually has a positive feeling attached to it. Especially when applied to the context of architecture or the built environment: it always implies a process of regeneration, the termination of a previous condition of abandonment or destruction and the beginning of a new and improved stage in the life of a certain building or construction.

However, when we see this word applied to a moment in a person’s life, we usually associate to it an always difficult condition: it corresponds to an arduous process of recovery from addictions, compulsions or destructive behaviors. In this sense, rehabilitation suggests both a treatment as penitence.

When we amplify this concept of “rehabilitation” to a whole city, territory or nation, what are the implications that might come attached to it? As eventual citizens of a hypothetical “rehab nation”, might we be condemned to live in a permanent state of recovery? Always adapting to some sort of crisis, adversity or struggle, but never really expecting to definitely overcoming it?

For the program of its next edition, ARQUITETURAS is seeking for films that explore the wide range of connotations that might be associated with the expression “REHAB NATION”. From the rehabilitation of old city centers to the gentrification of touristic neighborhoods; from the dereliction of social housing to the construction of new senses of community; from the privatization of the public space to the emergence of news forms of urban intervention. The possibilities are endless and “REHAB NATION” functions as an extensive pretext to basically think and debate the way we currently live in our spaces and our cities."

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Call: Workshop EREHWON
20th March 2016, Workshop EREHWON, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 20/3/2016
"Artistic collectives, activists and individuals developing socio-political intervention projects are invited to apply with proposals to be part of the workshop EREHWON. Held in the Palace on 8 April, the workshop will focus on the construction of new supporting tools for projects in this area."

Open call for intervention projects until 20th March 2016. Applications here.

More details: website
Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016: Associated Projects
6th October - 11th December 2016, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/10/2016
"From the international call for projects, Lisbon Triennale received 73 proposals from individuals, collectives and even institutions. The curatorial team selected 14 initiatives, 8 of them internationals. The Associated Projects present a variety of formats such as exhibitions, workshops, guided tours, documental cinema or festivals, strengthening the cooperative side of Lisbon Triennale.

The World of Charles and Ray Eames, MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology - EDP Foundation (exhibition)
Another Lisbon, Patri­cia Robalo Ribeiro (guided tours)
Labor, Pete Collard (documentary)
Continual Collective Construction, Davidson Rafailidis (film)
The Thickness of the Limit, Embaixada Architects and University of Western Australia (studio and installation)
Trafaria Platform, ConstructLab / Ensaios e Dialogos (workshop and documentary)
Amadora International Comics Festival (festival)
The Club, Bureau N & Bureau A (conference, publication, installation and DJ set)
Cartha On the Form of Form, Cartha Magazine (editorial project)
Water, Teresa Amaro Alfaiate and Joao Mendes Ribeiro (exhibition)
A-do-Longo Wall, Miguel Arruda (sculpture and performance)
The Shape of Plain, Eliana Sousa Santos (exhibition and international symposium)
White Lime Alprenca, Manuel Caeiro (exhibition)
Matiere Sensible, Fernandez & Serres (exhibition)"

More details: website
Call for Books: De Gruyter - Open Access Book Program
De Gruyter Open, Warsaw, Poland
DATE: 0/0/0
"De Gruyter Open invites submissions of monographs, textbooks, edited volumes and reference works in the field of Engineering, Industry, Transportation.
After fast and rigorous peer-review, books are published in the Open Access model under a Creative Commons license. We guarantee a quick turnaround time from book manuscript to publication.
The language of publication is English. All manuscripts must be original contributions and should not be currently under consideration with any other publisher. [...]"

Learn more about the Open Access Book Program here.
Download Form to submit Book Proposal here.
To submit a Book Proposal contact by e-mail.

Publishing cost: 10,000 EUR
Discounts and consulting assistance for Open Access funding available.

More details: website
The Venice Biennale 2016: The Nordic Pavilion Exhibition
26th May – 27th November 2016, The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
DATE: 26/5/2016
"David Basulto, curator of In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face - the Nordic Pavilion exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale - has announced that 500 submissions were received following an Open Call. Of these, 300 projects have been selected to form a contemporary survey of Nordic architecture and will form the central body of the show. Nine have been chosen as uniquely representative of the contemporary Nordic scene and will be presented in depth. [...]
The Nordic participation at the Venice biennale is a collaboration between the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, the National Museum´s Department of Architecture, Oslo, and ArkDes - the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm.
In Therapy relates to Alejandro Aravena´s overall theme of the 2016 Venice Biennale "Reporting From the Front", focusing on specific challenges being faced in the Nordic region. The Nordic nations - Finland, Norway and Sweden - have reached a pivotal point in their collective, and individual, architectural identities. [...]"

More details: website
Guided Tour: Singular Houses - Palau Baró de Quadras
Palau Baró de Quadras, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 0/0/0
"Located halfway between La Pedrera and Casa de les Punxes, Palau Baro de Quadras is one of the jewels of the modernism of the city of Barcelona, it is listed as an Historic Artistic Monument of National Interest since 1976 and is a benchmark of Barcelona´s Modernism."

Guided tours every Wednesday (except holidays):
-11h00 (multilingue tour: Catalan, Castilian, English)
-12h00 (Catalan)
-13h00 (multilingue tour: Catalan, Castilian, English)

For groups (minimum 15 people, maximum 25 people):
-from Monday to Friday, morning and afternoon
-reservation by e-mail, indicating the name of the group, date, time and number of people

E-mail: casessingulars@casessingulars.com

More details: website
Nomination Proposal for the World Heritage List: Corbusier´s Work
DATE: 0/0/0
"The dossier presents the application for registration of a group of buildings belonging to the architectural work of Le Corbusier on the World Heritage List, a transnational proposal initiated more than 10 years ago and carried out by Germany, Argentina, Belgium, France, India, Japan and Switzerland."

More details: website

[by Docomomo Iberico]
Call: The Flanders Architecture Institute - International Newsletter
The Flanders Architecture Institute, Belgium
DATE: 0/0/0
The Flanders Architecture Institute launches a call for news on Flemish architecture abroad for its 2nd international newsletter. E-mail: nieuwsbriefint@vai.be.

"[...] This new English language newsletter of the Flanders Architecture Institute highlights international events and initiatives of architects and institutions. Every month you will find information on exhibitions, lectures and conferences as well as updates on important building projects.
The agenda for 2016 is already full of noteworthy events. In May the Flanders Architecture Institute is in charge of the Belgian Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2016 in Venice, where we will also present the 2016 edition of the Architectural Review Flanders offering an overview of the significant architectural projects of architects from or in Flanders and Brussels. [...]"

More details: website
Conference: 11th Space Syntax Symposium
3-7 July 2017, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 3/7/2017
From 3rd to 7th July 2017, it will take place the 11th Space Syntax Symposium (SSS11), at Instituto Superior Tecnico, in Lisbon, Portugal.

"SSS11 is the opportunity to discover about the latest developments on space syntax, to discuss with people from all over the world, to share your own work and to learn from others. It is the meeting point for everyone working with space syntax or with an interest in the field.
The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum of knowledge sharing, where space syntax scholars, practitioners or students, and researchers from other related fields, may find the opportunities for discussion and mutual understanding, in the pursuit of common research goals."

More details: website
A+D Museum Expands The Stephen Kanner Education Center
A+D Museum, Los Angeles, United States of America
DATE: 0/0/0
The A+D Architecture and Design Museum, in Los Angeles, has announced the expansion of the Stephen Kanner Education Center for Architecture and Design. Jacki Breger, the founder and director of CityLife, becomes the director of education.

"CityLife is an educational institution that brings together young people from diverse racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds in order to provide exposure to and experiences with the Arts, culture, history and politics of Los Angeles. Now in its twentieth year, CityLife has recently joined forces with A+D Museum to provide outstanding educational programs, such as workshops and camps focusing on the use of urban planning, architecture, and design as a tool for exploration and mastery of Downtown."

More details: website
Results: Reworking the Economic Miracle in Wolfsburg - Workshop 2014
Wolfsburg-Detmerode, 2014
DATE: 0/0/0
Workshop 2014: Reworking the Economic Miracle in Wolfsburg
Optimizing the performance of the satellite town Detmerode

"[...] The idea to work on the important settlement Wolfsburg-Detmerode and its ´urbanity through diversity´ was developed first, in January 2013, in talks with Winfried Brenne and Franz Jaschke, who at the time were planning the conservation campaign of the city theatre in Wolfsburg, designed by Hans Scharoun. Pierre Rey at the office of urban planning and Nicole Froberg, the head of Wolfsburg´s forum of architecture, than were most constructive in shaping the workshop´s specific form and very helpful in selecting the six objects for our investigation. These have been Baumgarten´s stepped high rise building, Scharoun´s Kindergarten, the six point houses, and to its side the shopping centre, the Erich-Kastner elementary school and its direct vicinity, and finally Detmerode´s landmark, the two high rises, named in common parlance Don Camillo and Peppone. [...]"

More details: website
Results: Reworking the Reconstruction Era in Berlin - Workshop 2013
Berlin, 2013
DATE: 0/0/0
Workshop 2013: Reworking the Reconstruction Era in Berlin
Optimizing the performance of the Academy of Arts, the Hansa Library, and the shopping-centre in the Hansaviertel

"[...] The idea to work on the culturally so important Hansaviertel and to rework one of its key-buildings here, the Academy of Arts, was developed in talks with Winfried Brenne and Franz Jaschke, who at the time were about to finish the first phase of the conservation campaign of the studio and the administration building in the Academy of Arts complex. Some of the principal problems of this outstanding work of Werner Düttmann were and in part still are facing are problems of performance, of building physics, of comfort, and of energy efficiency. [...]"

More details: website
Results: Reworking the Bauhaus-Era in Dessau - Workshop 2012
Dessau, 2012
DATE: 0/0/0
Workshop 2012: Reworking the Bauhaus-Era in Dessau 
Optimizing the energy efficiency in the housing estate Torten

"[...] The project for a comprehensive energy efficiency optimisation of the Bauhaus, developed by Winfried Brenne, Berlin, together with the office of Transsolar, Stuttgart, and accompanied by the department of construction and building at the Bauhaus, here by Rainer Weisbach and Monika Markgraf, is exemplary for combining great respect for the highly sensitive monument and a most precisely formulated proposal to enhance energy efficiency and comfort contemporaneously.
Our idea was to bring firstly this exemplary project to the attention of schools, professors and students Europe-wide, and secondly to investigate - in the frame of an international workshop to be held in the Bauhaus itself - to which extent it would be possible to transfer the experiences made in the Bauhaus to a different set of buildings again from the Bauhaus-Era, and more precisely to the Torten Estate, to the House Anton, the Steel-House and to the House with Balcony Access was formulated. [...]"

More details: website
Course: Arquitectura i Cinema - Ciutats Al Cinema + Visions de Barcelona
1st February - 25th April 2016, ETSAB - UPC, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 25/4/2016
"Urban space in the cinema is by definition built space: either as a backdrop, background reference or "lead actor". [...] Moreover, cinema as a technique of representation tends to a specific analysis of the timing of space, intrinsic to the very concept of "city".The course offers various formalization of this peculiar space-time cross, not only through the various historical readings in this particular overlay appears languages, but with a special focus on what is the place where they usually inhabit : urban and architectural reality of Barcelona seen through some outstanding film performances."

Organized by Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, ETSAB - UPC.
Free access. Tuesdays 18:00 - 19:30. Fridays 17:30 - 19:00.

More details: website
Results: Call for Intervention Strategies for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 - After Belonging
8th September - 27th November 2016, Oslo, Norway
DATE: 8/9/2016
"Five Intervention Strategies have been selected to be developed as part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) 2016´s core program. The interventions will be displayed and discussed during the Triennale After Belonging, which opens in Oslo on September 8, 2016. We are pleased and impressed by the wide range of proposals, their creativity, seriousness and sometimes also the humor with which they approach issues of real gravity, and by the care and hard work that was evident in almost all of them, the jury report states.The Jury consisted of Ann-Sofi Ronnskog (Territorial Agency), Yashar Hanstad (TYIN tegnestue), Thomas Keenan (Bard College), Nina Berre (OAT) and the After Belonging Agency. Winning teams will spend 2016 and a prize of NOK 150 000 to develop their proposals in close collaboration with the Triennale curators of the After Belonging Agency, and local partner institutions on each site. [...]"

More details: website
Scholarship: Professional Master Course in Preservation of Cultural Heritage
1st March 2016, The National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN)
DATE: 1/3/2016
"The National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN) launched the Professional Master Selection Notice on Preservation of Cultural Heritage of IPHAN (PEP / MP / IPHAN) - 2016, which offers 20 master´s scholarships. The Professional Master intended to form for 24 months graduates in different fields of knowledge to work in the field of preservation of cultural heritage. The course combines the preservation practices in the units of the institution, distributed in the country, the theoretical and methodological learning and research. Registration is open until March 01, 2016 and the beginning of activities of the selected candidates will be on August 01, 2016. [...]"

More details: website
Workshop & Exhibition: Bauhaus Lab 2016 - Desk in Exile
9 May - 5 August 2016, Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany
DATE: 9/5/2016
"Bauhaus Lab 2016 follows the travel routes of Walter Gropius´s desk. Designed as part of a cohesive ensemble for the first Bauhaus exhibition in 1923, then in use in the director´s room in the Bauhaus building in Dessau before being temporarily located in the Lawn Road Flats in London, today the original is found in Lincoln, Massachusetts (USA). The Bauhaus Lab explores these transatlantic movements and in doing so makes the iconic desk itself a player in a constantly changing set of locations and social environments. The Lab will yield artistic and curatorial ideas about the communication of object-based histories of exile.
The Lab is intended for international young professionals from the fields of architecture, design, art and curatorial practice. The programme will be held in the English language and will end with a joint exhibition at the Bauhaus in Dessau. Participation is free and all participants will be provided with workspaces at the Bauhaus in Dessau from May to August 2016. [...]"

More details: website
Exhibition: The Other Architect
10th April 2016, The Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Canada
DATE: 10/4/2016
"The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents The Other Architect, an exhibition that emphasizes architecture´s potential to identify the urgent issues of our time. On display are twenty-three case studies dating from the 1960´s to today that illustrate how international and often multidisciplinary groups invented and adopted new methods outside of traditional design practices. The Other Architect is on view in the CCA´s main galleries from 28 October 2015 through 10 April 2016.

The various groups sought to expand the role and responsibility of architects in society by working outside of traditional design practices and pursuing collaborative strategies, new tools and experimental attitudes. Their ingenuity showed the ability of architecture to shape the contemporary cultural agenda, a lesson that remains critically relevant today. [...]"

More details: website
Announced Grants: Fondation Le Corbusier’s Award for Young Researchers 2016
30th June 2016, Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France
DATE: 30/6/2016
"In accordance with the provisions of Le Corbusier´s will, the Fondation wishes to encourage young researchers. The Fondation has decided in 2016 to award grants to completed research on Le Corbusier´s work, already published or not.
Works submitted to the nomination must deal primarily with aspects of Le Corbusier´s life and/or work that have not previously been researched in sufficient detail or, in the case of areas already studied, should put forward original approaches (multidisciplinary, comparative, transversal, etc.). All aspects of Le Corbusier´s life and/or work and its reception may be envisaged: the built work, unrealized architectural or urban projects, the furniture, his work in the visual arts - painting, drawing, tapestry, exhibitions, etc. - or his written work, literary or theoretical. These include any research tending to further knowledge of Le Corbusier the man and understanding of his legacy to us.
This call for proposals is aimed at young researchers (maximum age: 40).
In justifying their intended use of the Foundation´s aid, candidates should specify how they see such aid as essential for the specific demands entailed in disseminating their research (by publication, translation, etc.). [...]

All applications in response to this call for proposals should reach the Foundation before 30th June 2016. [...]"

More details: website
Exhibition: Endless House - Intersections of Art and Architecture
6th March 2016, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
DATE: 6/3/2016
"Endless House considers the single-family home and archetypes of dwelling as themes for the creative endeavors of architects and artists. Through drawings, photographs, video, installations, and architectural models drawn from MoMA´s collection, the exhibition highlights how artists have used the house as a means to explore universal topics, and how architects have tackled the design of residences to expand their discipline in new ways. The exhibition also marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Austrian American artist and architect Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965). Taking its name from an unrealized project by Kiesler, Endless House celebrates his legacy and the cross-pollination of art and architecture that made Kiesler´s decades-long project a reference for generations to come. Work by architects and artists spanning more than seven decades is exhibited alongside materials from Kiesler´s Endless House design and images of its presentation in MoMA´s 1960 Visionary Architecture exhibition. Intriguing house designs - ranging from historical projects by Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, and Rem Koolhaas, to new acquisitions from Smiljan Radic and Asymptote Architecture - are juxtaposed with visions from artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Bruce Nauman, Mario Merz, and Rachel Whiteread. Together these works demonstrate how the dwelling occupies a central place in a cultural exchange that crosses generations and disciplines."

More details: website
Competition: Pondorly - A New Arc de Triomphe for Paris
21th March 2016, Prix W 2016
DATE: 21/3/2016
"Pondorly was built in 1968 by the architect and 1949 Rome Prize Laureate Paul Vimond. Its total area approaches 5000 square meters.
Initially, the building housed a restaurant and a shopping mall. It now hosts the largest nightclub in the area surrounding Paris. [...]
For 10 years, the Wilmotte Foundation has promoted the meeting of heritage and contemporary creation through the organization of the W Prize, dedicated to students and young architects.
For its 7th edition, we are pleased to invite you to bring new life to Pondorly, a bridge-building and southern gateway to Paris, which shall serve as the support for a reflection on the nature of the contemporary graft. 
The best projects, selected by an international jury, will be remunerated, exhibited in Venice at the Gallery of the Wilmotte Foundation, and published in a book dedicated to the competition.

The submission deadline is March 21, 2016"

More details: website
Conference: Modern Heritage – Identifying, Assessing and Managing its Protection and Conservation
10th - 13th March 2016, Florence, Italy
DATE: 10/3/2016
"The International Scientific Committee for Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration in collaboration with the International Scientific Committee Twentieth Century Heritage and the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco-Life Beyond Tourism is organizing the International conference entitled "Modern Heritage - Identifying, Assessing and Managing its Protection and Conservation" (Florence, 10th-13th March, 2015).

The aim of the conference is to share current state-of-the-art practice in identifying assessing and managing modern heritage, in particular concerning the criteria and methodology of selection of modern heritage as well as the forms of its protection, conservation and management.
In compliance with the aim of the conference and the tasks of the organizers, the presentations should lead to conclusions, which can be used to develop the contemporary conservation theory and practice regarding the modern heritage. [...]"

More details: website
Virtual Exhibition: Les films des Entreprises Boussiron
Cité de l´architecture et du patrimoine, 2015
DATE: 6/1/2016
"Built around a series of educational and spectacular films of de la Société des Entreprises Boussiron, this exhibition celebrates one of the pioneers in the field of reinforced concrete construction. Recently digitized by the City of Architecture and Heritage, the 24 films shown here cover a significant number of Boussiron achievements spanning over thirty years. Founded in 1899 by engineer Simon Boussiron, which publishes in 1900 an article presenting the general formulas compression and bending of reinforced concrete, the company works at first mainly for railways before receiving the order books art increasingly important. Active in France and in North Africa between the wars, it specializes in the thirties, in bridges and aircraft hangars. [...]
Filmed testimonies of various workers in the Boussiron company and architectural historian allow us to share more of the history of the company, to take the measure of its complexity and understand the strong identity that the company was able to forge along an intense life over the major changes of the twentieth century."

More details: website. (French)
Publication: Una Casa para Habitar by Bruno Taut
University of Cantabria, 2015
DATE: 5/10/2015
"On the one hand I must admit that when I proposed the publication of Ein Wohnhaus in Spanish, I moved a certain intention to honor the figure of its author and its important work in the field of social housing and more widely considered in the development work for the definition of new housing model, as has become widespread after the way of understanding design in the contemporary world"

More details: website. (Spanish)
Publication: Cahiers du TSAM 1 - La sauvegarde des grandes oeuvres de l´ingénierie du XXe siècle by Franz Graf & Yvan Delemontey
Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2016
DATE: 1/1/2016
"This first issue of the Cahiers du TSAM, dedicated to the conservation of the 20th century´s great works of engineering, aims to explore the future of some of the most remarkable and emblematic concrete structures of the previous century. Through the personalities of the heroic builders, this publication aims to consider what the engineers - the most daring of whom (Freyssinet, Isler, Maillart, Nervi, Vierendeel, etc.) are represented here - bequeathed to the century. While the conservation of 20th century architecture has in recent years been seen as a discipline in its own right, the conservation of 20th century engineering is still in its infancy. Considered too often purely from the point of view of security or maintenance, these works are now often seen as true masterpieces, cutting edge achievements of the engineer´s art, as stunning for their plastic beauty as for their technical performance. This publication provides an opportunity to stimulate, with reference to concrete examples and projects, an awareness of the heritage challenges to be addressed in the field of engineering."

More details: website.
Publication: The Design and Production of Argentine Furniture, 1930 – 1970 by Martha Levisman
Buenos Aires, 2015
DATE: 0/0/0
"Between 1930 and 1970 there was a golden age for industrial design and furniture in Argentina. The crisis of 1929 and national policies that promoted import substitution promoted the growth of various industries both in Argentina and in the rest of Latin America. In this framework, design emerges as the opportunity to add value to the newly created products that threw light on industry market. Arch. Martha Levisman was a privileged witness of that creative explosion and, over time and intensive research, became dedicated to collecting, studying and documenting this unprecedented movement through materials from 12 original Argentinian archives. [...]"

More details: website. (Spanish)
Publication: Housing the Future - Alternative Approaches for Tomorrow
Libri Publishing, 2016
DATE: 0/0/0
"Housing The Future - Alternative Approaches for Tomorrow offers three perspectives on the problems of housing today with an eye on tomorrow. It brings together world-leading practicing architects with academics from seven countries and teams of international students. World leaders in the field of residential design such as UN Habitat Award winner Avi Friedman present built projects whose design criteria and aims they lay out in text. Academics from the UK, the USA, Spain, Germany and elsewhere follow these project descriptions with extended essays from a more theoretical perspective but remain focused on the realities of practice. Finally, ideas on current housing problems from the next generation of designers are brought together in student projects from Europe and North America. With an introduction by Dr Graham Cairns, this book highlights the practice of residential design internationally at a time when affordable housing provision is seen as a critical issue by designers, planners and policy makers alike."

More details: website
E-Book: Personas y Comunidades / People and communities
Proceedings of Second International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage
DATE: 0/0/0
"Menorca´s Island Council and the Complutense University of Madrid, together with support from other sponsors, organized the conference dedicated to management of World Heritage, for the second time. The first conference tookplace in 2012 and focused on archaeological heritage. The second one has beendedicated to the most important reason to make a place World Heritage: people inhabiting it, persons who live in the environment and know it or like to knowabout it.
This volume has an introduction and the texts of the communications and posters of the international Congress, with the participation of 30 countries and around 100 research centers. Besides, it includes a Best Practices document on the subject."

More details: website (Spanish / English)
Conferences: Os Livros dos Arquitectos
2nd March - 27th April 2016, Casa Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 2/3/2016
Between 2nd March and 27th April 2016, it will take place a series of conferences under the theme "The Architects´ Books", at Casa Fernando Pessoa, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Free entrance. Wednesdays at 18:30. Duration: 90 min.

Program:
2 March - Ines Lobo + Goncalo M. Tavares
16 March - Manuel Graca Dias + Goncalo M. Tavares
30 March - Nuno Mateus + Lui­s Baptista
13 April - Francisco Aires Mateus + Goncalo M. Tavares
27 April - Ricardo Carvalho + Lui­s Baptista

More details: website + website
Forum: 6th International Forum of NGOs-UNESCO
15th March 2016, UNESCO, Paris, France
DATE: 15/3/2016
In the end of May-early June 2016, it will take place the 6th International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO, under the provisional theme "From Promoting to Constructing Peace".

The online discussion platform concerning the organisation of the Forum is available here until 15th March 2016. The aim is to collect points of view of different NGOs worldwide.

"[...] In accordance with the Directives concerning UNESCO´s partnership with NGOs, adopted by the General Conference in 2011, the Forum is organized by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in close cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat, and with the active participation of NGO partners of UNESCO.
It will be addressed primarily to NGOs in official partnership with the Organization, but is also open to the participation of other NGOs and institutions, and representatives of Member States.
During two days of discussions and workshops, the Forum intends to multiply our efforts to develop a culture of peace together and at all levels, one of the main challenges being to foster a better dialogue, understanding and sharing with and between different cultures and civilizations.
The Forum is also expected to highlight meaningful experiences of promoting and building peace by NGOs.
Thus, we will be able, after this forum, to create a broad alliance of existing NGOs movements federating all those who are already working for this culture of peace. [...]"

More details: website + website
Book Launch:
8th March 2016, 18:30, Palácio Sinel de Cordes - Trienal de Arquitectura, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 8/3/2016
On 8th March 2016 at 18:30, it will take place the launching of the book "A Cidade Social: Impasse, Desenvolvimento, Fragmento", by Ricardo Carvalho, co-founder of the architecture office Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos.

Presentation: Ana Tostoes and Joao Belo Rodeia
Address: Palacio Sinel de Cordes, Campo de Santa Clara 142, Lisbon
Exhibition: Line Form Function - The Buildings of Ferdinand Kramer
1st May 2016, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany
DATE: 1/5/2016
Until 1st May 2016, the exhibition "Line Form Function - The Buildings of Ferdinand Kramer" can be seen at Deutsches Architekturmuseum, in Frankfurt, Germany.

"Architect Ferdinand Kramer (1898-1985) has gone down in history as an outstanding designer of furniture, everyday articles, and functionalist Modernism buildings. With Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt having last year presented Kramer´s design work, the DAM is now devoting an exhibition to his architecture. In the 1920s he worked with Ernst May on the ´New Frankfurt´ project, before later emigrating to the United States. After the Second World War, Kramer was one of the few who dared to return from exile to a Germany that was damaged not only materially, but spiritually as well. Appointed by Max Horkheimer, in 1952 he assumed the position of Director of University Building in his home city of FrankfurtMain. With the university having moved from the Bockenheim district to the Westend, only a few of these edifices, which can be regarded as symbolic structures of a democratic new beginning, will remain."

Guided Tours: Saturdays and Sundays, 16:00

Parallel Program:

18 March / 16 April, 16:00
Visit to the former institute building for pharmacy and food chemistry and municipal food testing agency (Stadtisches Nahrungsmitteluntersuchungsamt), now Senckenberg Biodiversitat und Klima Forschungszentrum

27 March 2016, 15:00
Easter Walk on the Kramer-Campus
With the curators Philipp Sturm and Peter Korner

More details: website
Workshop: How to start a practice
17th March 2016, 6:00-9:00pm, Museum of Architecture, How to start a practice - a workshop with Simon Foxell Museum of Architecture Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT) London, United Kingdom
DATE: 17/3/2016
On 17th March 2016, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, it will take place the workshop "How to start a practice", with Simon Foxell, at the Museum of Architecture, in London, United Kindgdom.

"If you are considering starting a practice you need to make a plan. What are your aims and motivations, strengths and weaknesses, how do you use these to shape your new venture and what are your chances of making it work Building on his successful book "Starting a Practice: A Plan of Work", Simon Foxell will outline how to approach starting a business as if it were a design project, complete with briefing, sketch layouts and delivery."

Book tickets here.

More details: website
Exhibition: Diseño Portugués - Formas de una Identidad
24th February 2016, 19:30, Central de Diseño / DIMAD Matadero Madrid, Spain
DATE: 24/2/2016
On the 24th February 2016 at 19:30, it will take place the opening of the exhibition "Diseno Portugues - Formas de una Identidad", at Central de Diseno/DIMAD Matadero, in Madrid, Spain. Organized by MUDE, Camara Municipal de Lisboa, Turismo de Portugal and Central de Diseno/DIMAD, this exhibition can be seen until 27th March 2016.

"After a successful edition in Lisbon, the Portuguese exhibition Shapes of an identity is going to travel to Madrid. During ARCO, the international contemporary art fair, MUDE will present around 70 design pieces from 44 authors. This selection, curated by Ba¡rbara Coutinho, presents the most remarkable tendencies of Portuguese design over the last 60 years, all being placed into the cultural context of Portugal. Three main themes can be distinguished: Form over Ornament, Practical Intelligence and Between the Popular and the Erudite. The exhibition can be visited between the 24th of February and the 27th of March in Central de Diseno (DIMAD)."

More details: website + website
Competition: Prix MPF-René Fontaine - Architecture & Patrimoine
15th June 2016, Maisons Paysannes de France, Paris, France
DATE: 15/6/2016
Until 15th June 2016, Prix Maisons Paysannes de France-Rene Fontaine - Architecture & Patrimoine is open for entries.

"This competition awards prizes for works of rehabilitation, extension or integration of a contemporary building, carried out according to the rules of the art in the spirit of the association:
- respect for the original architecture
- use of local materials and traditional techniques
- ecological concern
- harmony with the existing building and the surrounding landscape"

Who can participate?

"Any client (individuals, municipalities, associations...) who have undertaken:
- restoration works in an old building (dwelling house in the city or in rural areas, farm, bread oven, wash house, chapel, farming complex, tourist accommodation, village house, mill, dovecote...) - Endowment of € 8,000 from the Heritage Foundation, distributed in several prizes;
- harmoniously integrated contemporary buildings - Endowment of € 3,000 from the Ministry of Culture and Communication, distributed in several prizes."

"The awards will be announced during the International Fair of Cultural Heritage in November 2016."

More details: website
Publication:
Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana / Pro_File 07, 2016
DATE: 18/2/2016
Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana launched the book "Los Caro: 3 Generaciones de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Construccion en la Republica Dominicana", Volume 7 of the publication series "AAA / Pro_File", with Gustavo Luis Moré as editor. This book launch took place in the framework of the exhibition "Jose Antonio Caro: Itinerario de un Arquitecto Humanista", held by Centro Cultural de Espana - Santo Domingo, in Dominican Republic.

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Colloquium: 3rd International Colloquium - Arte, Espacio y Pensamiento
23rd - 25th February, Aula Magna, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras - UNAM, Mexico
DATE: 23/2/2016
Between 23rd and 25th February 2016, it will take place the 3rd International Colloquium "Arte, Espacio y Pensamiento", in homage to Mari­a Zambrano, at Aula Magna, Facultad de Filosofi­a y Letras - UNAM, in Mexico.

Free entrance.

Registration of participants: here.

More details: website
Publication:
Orient Institut Studies, 2015
DATE: 0/0/0
A full study about the Fairouz House in Beirut, entitled "Public Sounds, Private Spaces: Towards a Fairouz Museum in Zokak el-Blat", by the authors Mazen Haidar and Akram Rayess, has been published in the online academic journal of the Orient Institut Studies (perspectivia.net).

"This paper discusses Fairouz´s house as part of a contested urban space, and the multiple readings and interpretations of Beirut´s architectural heritage that have arisen in this contentious context. First, we reflect on the dialectical concept of the "space of sound" in relation to the physical references of what was originally a private space; and second, on the space´s legacy and memory, and the connection between the museum´s function as a shrine dedicated to a Lebanese legend, and the transformation of a modest nineteenth-century building into a key cultural and public centre."

More details: website + website
Meeting & Forum: 19th Meeting and 5th International Forum of CIALP
23rd - 27th February 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DATE: 23/2/2016
Between 23rd and 27th February 2016, it will take place the 19th Meeting of CIALP (International Council of Portuguese Language Architects), at the headquarters of IAB (Institute of the Architects of Brazil), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Alongside this meeting, between 24th and 26th February 2016, it will take place the 5th International Forum of CIALP, under the theme "The Contemporary Metropolis. The Multiplicity in the Lusophone Cities." and on the 25th February 2016 at 9:00, it will take place the 7th General Assembly of CIALP, both at the headquarters of IAB, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

"Taking Rio de Janeiro, home of the 27th Congress of the International Union of Architects in 2020, as a central theme, the aim is to know and discuss the history, the current situation, the ongoing transformations and the future of a city desired for everyone. Somehow, Rio de Janeiro can be and should be considered as a paradigmatic case study for Portuguese-speaking countries and territories as well as for the Congress."

"CIALP, along with its member organizations, hopes to promote a reflection on the importance and potential of the central areas of the metropolis as development actors."

Address: IAB, Rua do Pinheiro, 10, Flamengo, RJ.


More details: website
Seminar: Seminário de Arquitectura Moderna na Amazónia
17th - 19th February 2016, Manaus, Brazil
DATE: 17/2/2016
Between 17th and 19th February 2016, it will take place the unprecedent event "Seminário Arquitectura Moderna na Amazónia" (I SAMA 2016), in Manaus, Brazil, with the presence of Brazilian researcher professors from the states of Amapá, Pará, Amazonas, Roraima, Tocantins, Mato Grosso, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.

"The seminar about modern architecture in the Amazonia comes in the need to discuss the preservation of the modern heritage in the peripheral regions of Brazil, especially in the Brazilian Amazonia. [...] The event favors the encounter between researchers, professors and students of the region. [...] The seminar will take place annually in the commemorative week of the anniversary of Severiano Mario Porto, as a tribute to the ´architect of the Amazonia´."

Program:
- Conferences by research architects in the Amazonia
- Roundtable debates to broaden the discussion about the modern heritage in the Amazonia
- Presentations of the investigations conducted by students and researchers
- Publication of articles and other relevant material on the subject

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Diogo Seixas Lopes (1972-2016)
Diogo Seixas Lopes passed away on 18th February, 2016
DATE: 18/2/2016
docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences, at the passing of the Portuguese architect Diogo Seixas Lopes, to his family and friends. docomomo will remember him with joy and proud.

Diogo Seixas Lopes (Lisbon, 1972-2016) was a Portuguese architect, graduated from the Architectural Faculty of the Technical University of Lisbon. PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, supervised by the Professor Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani. He was a visiting professor at the Coimbra University and at the Carleton University in Ottawa (Canada). He also developed research fellowships in the Canadian Centre for Architecture and in the Portuguese National funding agency for science, research and technology. Founder of the Portuguese architectural studio Barbas Lopes Architects, together with the architect Patricia Barbas. Also, he was vice-director of the architectural magazine by the National Board of Architects, Jornal Arquitectos and general co-commissioner of the Architecture Triennial in Lisbon 2016, together with the architect Andre Tavares. With the Portuguese architect Goncalo Byrne, he has recently concluded the Thalia Theatre Requalification in Lisbon. His work has been nominated for the following awards: Icon Awards 2012, Designs of the Year 2013, and the Mies van der Rohe Award 2013.
Publication: George Matei Cantacuzino - A Hybrid Modernist, by Dan Teodorovici
Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, 2014
DATE: 18/2/2016
"The Romanian cosmopolitan George Matei Cantacuzino (1899-1960) is one of the least known polymaths of the 20th century. In view of that age of extremes, both his classical attitude, which links Modernism to Tradition and Aesthetics to Ethics, and his intellectual integrity are remarkable. [...] Offering a journey through Cantacuzino´s momentous life and work, this study tries to place it into a wide architectural, cultural, economic and political context. It also seeks to reveal the corner-stones of his classical attitude and to discern "the springs which feed the river of his thought" - from Vitruvius via Palladio and Skinkel to Loos and Perret, from Wolfflin via Wittkower to Gombrich, from Plotinus via Bergson to Camus, from Montaigne via Goethe to Rilke, Valery and T. S. Eliot."

"Dan Teodorovici is an architect and curator living in Stuttgart. This book is based on his PhD thesis G. M. Cantacuzino (1899-1960): Dialogik zwischen Tradition und Moderne completed at the University of Stuttgart in 2010."
Lecture: Ciclo Aulas de Autor
18th February 2016, 13:00, Sala Plana, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 18/2/2016
On 18th February 2016 at 13:00, it will take place the first lecture of Ciclo "Aulas de Autor" with the invited architectural photographer Joao Morgado, at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto (FAUP).

In the framework of the project "Colecção de Desenhos - Escola de Arquitectura do Porto", integrated in Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo (CEAU), this lecture is mainly addressed to higher education students in the fields of architecture, photography, cinema and visual arts.

Free entrance (subject to room capacity).

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Course: Intervenciones en el Patrimonio Edificado and Políticas y Gestión para el Patrimonio
22nd February - 4th March, Buenos Aires, Argentina
DATE: 22/2/2016
Between 22nd February and 4th March 2016, Centro Internacional para la Conservacion del Patrimonio - Argentina (CICOP AR) is organizing intensive and multidisciplinary courses about "Intervenciones en el Patrimonio Edificado" and "Poli­ticas y Gestion para el Patrimonio".

Intervenciones en el Patrimonio Edificado: from 22nd to 26th February
Poli­ticas y Gestion para el Patrimonio: from 29th February to 4th March

Address: Peru 272. cp 1067 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Opening Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 14:00 to 18:00
Phone: 054 (11) 4343 2281
E-mail: cicop@sinectis.com.ar

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Course: Post-Graduation in Architecture and Urbanism
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