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DOCOMOMO International October 2022 Newsletter

Posted in Noticias by Claudio Galeno on October 26th, 2022

Call for Proposals – 18th International DOCOMOMO Conference

DOCOMOMO International is reaching out to all Working Parties and inviting them to consider organizing the 18th International DOCOMOMO Conference (IDC), including a student workshop and tours. We are ready to hear what kind of support they might need to make it happen. The Headquarters are happy to think along and assist in this matter, based on years of experience with larger congresses.

We are confident that in the upcoming months a Working Party (or a group of Working Parties) will step forward with a proposal for the next IDC. DOCOMOMO International would like to receive your proposal to organize the 18th IDC by November 30, 2022, to be able to decide before the end of the year.

We look forward to your suggestions!

 

Call for Abstracts – DOCOMOMO Special Issue “Origins of Modernity”

Special issue of DOCOMOMO Journal dedicated to the research, work and friendship of two extraordinary, yet internationally almost unknown modernist architects from former Yugoslavia, Dušan Grabrijan and Juraj Neidhardt. Deadline for uploading 300-word abstract and CV to the OJS system by 31.10.22. Guest edited by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nataša Koselj, DOCOMOMO Slovenia and Dr. Mejrema Zatri?, DOCOMOMO Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Call for Abstracts – DOCOMOMO Special Issue on Middle Class Mass Housing

Call for Abstracts for a special issue of the DOCOMOMO Journal dedicated to the investigation and comparison of Middle Class Mass Housing in Europe (MCMH-EU) since the 1950s. MCMH has been generally underestimated in urban and architectural studies and there is still a lack of comparative analysis and global perspectives.

This special issue is linked to the EU-COST-Action on the same topic (https://mcmh.eu) aims to develop new scientific approaches by discussing, testing and assessing diverse case studies, their social and cultural context, interventions and public policies.
This Docomomo Journal will be guest edited by the Action Chairs and WG Leaders of the COST-Action MCMH: Ana Vaz Milheiro, Dalit Shach-Pinsly, Els de Vos, Gaia Caramellino, Inês Lima Rodrigues, Kostas Tsiambaos, Müge Akkar Ercan, Yankel Fijalkow.
Deadline: 300 words Abstract and 100 words CV to our OJS system 30 November 2022.

 

Vacancies : Faculty position in Architectural Design and Heritage
at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

On behalf of EPFL Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, DOCOMOMO International is happy to share the announcement for the faculty position in Architectural Design and Heritage at EPFL:

EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) invites applications for a faculty position in Architectural Design and Heritage. The position is open at the level of Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured).

The Institute of Architecture and the City seeks a Professor of Architectural Design and Heritage to address the systemic challenges posed by the continuing climate crisis, rapid urbanization, and threats to eco-systems. Architecture must acquire an insightful understanding of its mission as transformed and transforming discipline with the ability and responsibility to bring up coherent, progressive and inclusive visions and solutions for our present, operating as socio-ecological catalyst within the ecological transition that is vital for life on earth.

We seek an architect of international status with a recognized intellectual footprint in heritage conservation, in light of sustainability concerns related to interventions on existing buildings, urban densification, adaptation of heritage buildings to contemporary standards in respect of historical typologies, coherent architectural expression and original construction technologies.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of professional experience in architectural design and heritage across scales, a proven capacity and interest for transdisciplinary approaches, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We encourage applications from individuals with skills in critical analysis and professional evaluation of existing heritage as well as deep knowledge of historical construction methods, from the beginning of industrialization to modern times. Specifically, in addition to practical experience in architectural design and theoretical training in history of architecture, the applicant should have recognized contributions to conservative restoration, recovery and/or functional reconversion.

The Institute of Architecture and the City at ENAC, EPFL is an internationally leading institution in architecture, urban and territorial design, and home of one of the three university-level architecture schools in Switzerland. With its main campus located in Lausanne and its developing antennae in neighbouring cantons in Switzerland, EPFL is a growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It is well equipped with experimental and computational infrastructure, and offers a fertile environment for research collaborations between different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multilingual and multicultural, with English serving as a common interface. EPFL offers internationally competitive start-up resources, salaries and benefits.

The following documents are requested in PDF format: cover letter including a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, publication list, statements of teaching interests and research vision (up to five pages each), and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of at least three (for the rank of Assistant Professor) or five (for the rank of Associate Professor) references who have already agreed to supply a letter upon request. Applications should be uploaded to the EPFL recruitment web site.

Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on December 1st, 2022.

Further enquiries should be made to:
Prof. Jeffrey Huang
Chair of the Search Committee
e-mail: SearchDesignHeritage@epfl.ch 

For additional information on EPFL, please consult the websites: www.epfl.ch, enac.epfl.ch, ia.epfl.ch, sar.epfl.ch
EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and a family-friendly university that is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.

 

DOCOMOMO Brazil Seminars on Modern Architecture

DOCOMOMO Brazil will be holding online seminars on modern architecture in Latin America through the PROARQ graduate program in architecture, Universidad Catolica del Norte (Chile) and by Unam (Mexico). Tuesday and Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm (Brasilia Time), with tables on various subjects. Working languages – Portuguese and Spanish. Colleagues from outside UFRJ can apply via this link.

 

DOCOMOMO Belgium Online Lectures

DOCOMOMO Belgium is organizing 4 online English lectures, each on a Wednesday evening at 8pm in October, November, December and January. See the program and register for free here.

 

Getty Conservation Guest Scholars Program 

On behalf of Getty, we are pleased to share information on The Getty Conservation Guest Scholars Program, which provides opportunities for professionals to pursue research on topics that bring new knowledge and fresh perspectives to the field of conservation. Guest Scholar grants are for established scholars, or individuals who have attained distinction in their fields.
Applications are welcome from researchers and practitioners of all nationalities working in conservation, historic preservation, heritage science, heritage studies, and related fields. Applicants should have at least seven years’ experience and should have an established record of publications and other contributions to the field. Proposals for postdoctoral research or research that contributes to a PhD or other academic degree will not be considered.

For eligibility, terms, and how to apply, visit https://gty.art/GCIScholars. The application deadline is November 1, 2022.
For questions regarding the program or the application process, please contact: GCIScholars@getty.edu

 

New Publications

Improvisation / Architecture of the Eighties – created as a critical catalogue to accompany an exhibition of the same name; with financial support from the Czech Ministry of Culture and the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague. It is one of the outcomes of the project ‘Architecture in the 1980s in the Czech Republic – the Distinctive Quality and Identity of Architecture and Parallel Reflections against the Backdrop of Normalisation’ (DG18P02OVV013), which was conducted under the NAKI II programme of applied research and development of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. Principal investigator: Petr Vorlík (DOCOMOMO Czech Republic). Read online on our website.

A new book on postwar West German architecture by Lynnette Widder, Year Zero to Economic Miracle: Hans Schwippert and Sep Ruf in Postwar West German Building Culture, uses detail drawings, construction records, and manufacturers’ catalogue and magazines to reconsider shifts in architectural style and debate in the initial decades after the establishment of the German Federal Republic. From gta Verlag.

DOCOMOMO Journal – new issues coming soon!

We are pleased to let you know that the two 2022 issues of DOCOMOMO Journal are under production and will be published by December. In the meantime, take a look at the open access DOCOMOMO Journal Archives!

DOCOMOMO HQ host TU Delft part of Digital Solutions for the New European Bauhaus (NEB)

We are pleased to share that DOCOMOMO International’s hosting institution, TU Delft is part of the Digital solutions for the New European Bauhaus (NEB), an initiative funded by the European Commission under the Digital Europe Programme (DEP), which kicked off its 2-year journey this 3rd & 4th October 2022. It aims to foster digital solutions that are the results of European research, thereby boosting the growing New European Bauhaus (NEB) movement. digiNEB.eu bridges the digital R&I and NEB communities and raises awareness around EU digital solutions for all NEB actors, establishing a pan-European digital ecosystem. With its lean action plan, digiNEB.eu enables Europe’s Green Deal ambition in designing and building greener and more inclusive living spaces for a better quality of life. Read more on digineb.eu.

MoMo at Risk

Our colleagues at DOCOMOMO Singapore have published a statement on the proposed demolition of Marine Parade Community Building (MPCB), considered to be “a building and artwork of high architectural, artistic, social and historical value.” Read more about the building and DOCOMOMO Singapore’s efforts on their website.Photo credit: Darren Soh

Save the Date! DOCOMOMO NL + KNOB: TU Delft Campus Excursion

DOCOMOMO Nederland and KNOB are inviting you to join the TU Delft campus tour on Friday, November 18 from 14:00 to 17:00. Focus on 3 locations: the Aula, EWI building, and Hammenboerderij. Please save the date, details to follow!

The DOCOMOMO newsletter is a platform where members and friends are invited to participate by sending proposals to be published as featured articles or information to be spread. We will keep informing you about DOCOMOMO events, ISC initiatives, heritage in danger and other news related to the Modern Movement every month with the aim of disseminating the DOCOMOMO action and work.
Please send us your contributions and feedback to docomomo@tudelft.nl

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