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Pre event: Conserving Modern Heritage in Turkey: 20+ Years of docomomo_Turkey / June 4, 11:00 am Chile

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Join us for a captivating discussion on “Conserving Modern Heritage in Turkey: 20+ Years of docomomo_Turkey”


Yildiz Salman, Co-chair Docomomo_Turkey (Istanbul Technical University)

Nilüfer Baturayoglu Yöney, Secretary Docomomo_Turkey (University of Central Florida)

H. Ilke Alatli, secretariat Docomomo_Turkey (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Date: June 4, 11:00 am Chile (UTC -4)

Founded in 2002, docomomo_Turkey has tirelessly worked towards recognizing, documenting, and conserving modern urban and architectural heritage in Turkey. Join us as we delve into the efforts of the past 20+ years, highlighting campaigns, collaborations, and the invaluable role of conferences and publications. Learn about the Local Manifestations of Modern Architecture in Turkey poster conferences, a pivotal initiative documenting nearly 1500 buildings and sites. Discover the current threats facing modern heritage conservation, from urban development to earthquake risks.

Image: Ataköy Housing Estate Phases I-II, Istanbul. Photo credit: Nilüfer Baturayo?lu Yöney, 2006


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Pre-Event: Modern Heritage in Mexico / Louise Noelle Grass / 28th May, 11:00 am Santiago Chile

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The 18th International Docomomo Conference 2024 is just around the corner, and we have an incredible Pre-Event proposal to unveil!

Pre-Event: Modern Heritage in Mexico
Date: 28th May, 11:00 am Santiago Chile | (UTC -4)

Image rights: Louise Noelle Grass

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Can’t make it live? Don’t worry! All sessions will be recorded and available on the @centropatrimonio YouTube channel:(

Mark your calendars for this illuminating prelude to the 18th International Docomomo Conference 2024, where we uncover the untold narratives behind architectural brilliance.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Patrimonio Moderno en Chile: ¿Por qué? y ¿Para que? / Día del patrimonio en la UC 2024 / jueves 23 de mayo, 18:00 hrs. Salón Sergio Larraín, Campus Lo Contador

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Hablemos de Patrimonio Moderno.

¡No te pierdas la mesa redonda: Patrimonio Moderno en Chile: ¿Por qué? Y ¿Para que?, este jueves 23 de mayo a las 18:00 hrs. Contaremos con grandes exponentes de diversas regiones de Chile como: Boris Cvitanic, Claudio Galeno, Úrsula Exss, Anna Braghini, Erwin Brevis y Horacio Torrent.

Salón Sergio Larraín, Campus Lo Contador, El Comendador #1946, Providencia.

¡Inscríbete en el link!:

Photo Contest / 18th International Docomomo Conference / deadline september 2nd

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Join the excitement of the 18th Docomomo International Conference with our photo contest! Submit up to 3 original photos focused on the general theme of the Conference “Modern Futures: Sustainable development and cultural diversity”.

Call for Applications!

Deadline: September 2, 2024, 13H00 GMT

Photos must be original and unpublished (not submitted in any other competition or not wholly or partially restricted from reproduction or subject to copyright) and must refer to the thematic areas of the conference (see

The jury, composed of prominent photographers, architects and Docomomo members, will choose one winner and five special mentions, who will exhibit their work at the event and appear in Docomomo promotions.

The photography registration form is open, you can find it in the following link or check our Linktree in bio.

Written by Claudio Galeno

April 2nd, 2024 at 5:07 pm

CALL FOR PAPERS: NEW DEADLINE: Feb 12th. 2024/ 18th International Docomomo Conference

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Exciting News for the Docomomo Community! We’re thrilled to announce that the deadline for abstract submissions for the 18th International Docomomo Conference has been extended to February 12th!

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to share your insights and research on modernist architecture and heritage preservation. Whether you’re a seasoned scholar or a fresh voice in the field, we want to hear from you!

Hurry and submit your abstracts by February 12th to be part of this global conversation shaping the future of modern architecture

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Written by Claudio Galeno

January 13th, 2024 at 10:39 am

Pre-event: Chilean Modern Heritage Masterpieces: Montemar Marine Biology Institute and United Nations Building

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Horacio Torrent. President Docomomo Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Maximiano Atria, Docomomo Chile,

Date: 05/09/2023 11:00 am

Date details: Santiago Chile 11:00 hrs (3:00 pm UTC)

United Nations Building, Emilio Duhart, 1960-1966. Photo: René Combeau / Archivo de Originales CID SLGM, FADEU-PUC.

Reuse and transformation of a Modern Movement Masterpiece: UN-CEPAL-ECLAC Building, Santiago Chile.


Recent interventions in modern oeuvres of high cultural significance have set new challenges, opening discussion on the various positions associated with their preservation and sustainability. In particular, the relationship between newly conceived architecture and modern heritage, for which the analysis of the design in the original building, the ideas promoted in terms of its significance, and the results obtained in material terms, become the key features in each case. The experience of the United Nations ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) building in Santiago, Chile, may, in this sense, be of special interest in order to verify possibilities of sustainability that assume both the contingencies among which the rehabilitation process takes place and the values recognized in the building as a monument.

Marine Biology Institute Research Station. Enrique Gebhard 1941-1960. Photo Andres Tellez  

The Montemar Station as a Case Study

Abstract :   

The building, designed by Enrique Gebhard (1909-1978) for the technical facilities of the University of Chile’s newly consolidated Marine Biology Institute, was built in two stages: the first one between 1941 and 1945 and the second between 1955 and 1959.

As one of the most representative buildings of Chilean modern architecture, the historical vicissitudes of its design and building process make it a perfect case-study through which to look at the development of twentieth century’s architecture.

As a case-study, Montemar has been a test-ground for the efforts made by Docomomo Chile to protect and remediate the present situation. Its relevancy as a key example of the best that modern architecture produced in Chile and Latin America makes it an iconic case in conservation issues regarding buildings that suffer decay by obsolescence, lack of maintenance, and the pressure for new uses.

Written by Claudio Galeno

September 4th, 2023 at 6:52 pm

Pre-event: Modern Neighborhood Units in Chile, 29/08/2023, 11:00 hrs (Santiago de Chile)

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Registration link.

Type of event: Online (Zoom)


Umberto Bonomo, Associate professor PUC and Cultural Heritage Center Director.

Rodrigo Gertosio Swanston, PHD (c) Architecture and Urban Studies Universidad Católica de Chile.

Date: 29/08/2023 3:00 pm (UTC) / Date details: Santiago Chile 11:00 hrs

Portales Neighborhood Unit. Bresciani, Valdés, Castillo, Huidobro. 1953-1967. Photo: René Combeau / Archivo de Originales CID SLGM, FADEU-PUC.


Modern Neighborhood Units in Santiago. Exploring common space.


The modern neighborhood units built in Chile between 1940 and 1970 reflect the political-institutional transformation of those years. This transformation was promoted and affected the disciplinary development of architecture and urbanism in a symbiotic process that formed a dynamic, where political-institutional changes and theoretical gear (urban and architectural) were translated into increasingly ambitious public policies. The strong criticism of modern architecture during the seventies and eighties led to a condition of oblivion and stigmatization of such works. However, in recent years this condition seems to have changed, the growing sensitivity on the part of citizens towards modern Neighborhood units is an important precedent and demonstrates the validity and importance of cataloging, studying and preserving them both in their physical and spatial dimension as well as in their social dimension.

Image of Villa Los Presidentes (Ñuñoa, Santiago) . Photograph by Felipe Hevia 

Green Heritage: Modern housing complexes and their Ecosystem Services.


During the 1960s, Santiago de Chile expanded towards the east through numerous housing complexes of modern architecture. Between 2009 and 2017, 3 of these complexes underwent heritage processes driven by their communities, who, coincidentally, elevated the same attribute to the heritage category: their green areas. These extend from the parks and squares to the front gardens and patios and along the avenues that link them. However, this sequence is not exclusive to the patrimonialized cases. Still, instead, it is possible to see in many others, which shows that beyond the action of the neighbours themselves to plant and maintain specific vegetation, the continuity of green areas comes from a more extensive scale planning that provides sequences of available spaces for this to occur. 

Today, thanks to satellite images, vegetation indexes (NDVI), temperature (LST) and spectral classification models, it is possible to observe extensive fragments of continuous vegetation and permeable soil between different housing complexes, thus revealing the presence of valuable ecosystem services inside the city, especially relevant to mitigate some of the effects of climate change. Demonstrating the above allows for revealing new values for the same attribute and incorporating these environmental benefits within heritage protection frameworks to ensure their conservation.

Written by Claudio Galeno

August 28th, 2023 at 1:03 pm

Jornadas Docomomo Chile: Patrimonio moderno: investigación y perspectivas (registro videos)

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Lunes 10.01.2022

17:30 hrs: Palabras de bienvenida de Docomomo Internacional

Uta Pottgiesser, Chair / Wido Quist, Secretario General

Sesión 1: 18:00 -19:15 / Moderador: Claudio Galeno

Conjuntos habitacionales y ciudad moderna

Gonzalo Cerda: La vivienda colectiva producida por el Estado en la reconstrucción de Chillán: 1939-1960

Rodrigo Gertosio: Los conjuntos habitacionales y su vegetación continua

Víctor Valenzuela: Edificios Colectivos para Obreros del Norte Grande de Chile como hecho territorial y político

Sesión 2: 19:15-20:00 / Moderador: C. Galeno

Arquitectura moderna y turismo

Macarena Cortés: Turismo Popular: el cambio tipológico e ideológico del ocio masivo

Logan Leyton: El hotel y la carretera

Martes 11.01.2022

Sesión 3: 18:00-19:00 / Moderadora: Verónica Esparza

Paisajes urbanos modernos

Pablo Fuentes: Angol en La Frontera. Una modernidad en margen y paralelo

Horacio Torrent, Balby Morán: Arquitectura y ciudad en el laboratorio del desarrollo: Arica

Hugo Weibel: Paisaje urbano moderno: trazas de identidad, vectores de sustentabilidad. Unidades de paisaje moderno residenciales en la ciudad intermedia de Osorno

Sesión 4: 19:00-20:00  / Moderadora: V. Esparza

Edificios públicos y registros

Gonzalo Cerda; Jaime Flores Chávez: Edificios de los servicios públicos, arquitectura moderna para un estado modernizador: los casos de Pitrufquén y Río Negro

Claudio Galeno-Ibaceta: Zonas áridas, salud y tipologías: un laboratorio de hospitales en el norte chileno

Ursula Exss: Resistencia y exploración tipológica en edificios escolares modernos, Chile 1940-1980 y experimentación educacional en la ciudad de Arica 1961-1971

Miércoles 12.01.2022

18:00: Palabras de despedida: Ana Tostões, Chair 2010-2022

Sesión 5: 18:30-19:15 / Moderador: Andrés Tellez

Edificios singulares: investigaciones

Claudio Galeno-Ibaceta; Carolina Toro-Cortés: El Departamento Cooperativo Interamericano de Obras de Salubridad y la Unidad Sanitaria de Antofagasta

Valentina Ortega: La Catedral de Chillán: forma, materia y luz como patrimonio moderno

Sesión 6: 19:15-20:15 / Moderador: A. Tellez

Puesta en valor e identidades locales

Verónica Esparza; Juan Carlos Santa Cruz Grau: Patrimonio e identidad en riesgo en la región del Bío Bío

María Dolores Muñoz: El patrimonio industrial como fundamento de la identidad moderna. Valoración social del sector Chambeque de Lota

Claudia Torres; Gonzalo Abarca; Sandro Maino; Hilda Arévalo: Patrimonio moderno de Viña del Mar: registro, análisis y difusión

Jueves 13.01.2022

Sesión 7: 18:00-19:00 / Moderador: Horacio Torrent

Urbanismo y modernización

Cristian Berrios: Emilio Duhart: Plan Regulador de Concepción 1960. Resonancias con el Plan Piloto y Plan Regulador de Bogotá 1947 de Le Corbusier, José Luis Sert y Paul Lester Wiener

Boris Cvitanic: Arquitectura moderna del extremo sur: La redefinición de Cerro Sombrero

Hugo Mondragón; Manola Ogalde Gutiérrez: Imágenes desiderativas. Cinco episodios de la modernización urbanística de Santiago (1940-1970)

Sesión 8: 19:00-20:15/ Moderador: H. Torrent

Manifestaciones modernas: libros  y publicaciones

Cristóbal Molina; Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel; Diego Elton Pérez: Jorge Elton Álamos: construcciones / prefabricaciones

Hugo Mondragón: Atlas de lo ordinario Brasil/Chile. Dibujos y fotografías de arquitectura moderna

Stephane Franck: Guía de arquitectura del Gran Concepción. Volumen 2: la Bahía de Concepción

David Caralt: Un mapa de la crítica sobre el Pabellón de Barcelona

Written by Claudio Galeno

January 13th, 2022 at 3:36 pm

Seminario Internacional de Arquitectura Moderna como patrimonio cultural. Fiat Lux: Manual de Conservación y mantenimiento de la iglesia del Monasterio Benedictino de la Santísima Trinidad de Las Condes. 9 de noviembre, 9:30 horas.

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UDD invita a participar del “Seminario Internacional de Arquitectura Moderna como patrimonio cultural“, un espacio para reflexionar acerca del valor de nuestra arquitectura actual y los desafíos en materia de gestión y cuidado de este patrimonio cultural.

La actividad se realiza en el marco del proyecto de investigación aplicada Fiat Lux: Manual de Conservación y mantenimiento de la iglesia del Monasterio Benedictino de la Santísima Trinidad de Las Condes financiado, a través de la iniciativa Keeping it Modern de la Fundación Getty.

Contaran con la presencia de actores relevantes del medio local e internacional, dentro de los cuales destacan César Bargues; miembro del Getty Conservation Institute, Emilio de la Cerda; Subsecretario de Patrimonio Cultural y Presidente del Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales, Carlos Maillet; Director del Servicio Nacional del Patrimonio Cultural y Vicepresidente del Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales, Oscar Mackenney, Vicedecano de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Arte de la Universidad del Desarrollo y jefe de proyecto Fiat Lux, Patricio Gross, Ex Presidente del Colegio de Arquitectos (1998 / 2000) y arquitecto involucrado en el proceso de diseño y construcción de la iglesia del Monasterio Benedictino.

El evento será el día 09 de noviembre entre las 09.30 y las 12.30 horas, a través del canal UDDTV.

Arquitectura, modernidad y proyecto en Magallanes. La obra de Miguel García Fernández. Por Boris Cvitanic. Lanzamiento del libro: 10 de diciembre, 19:00 horas

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Arquitectura, modernidad y proyecto en Magallanes. La obra de Miguel García Fernández. Por Boris Cvitanic.

Presentación libro, 10 de diciembre, 19:00 horas.

Facebook Live Ventana Cultural UMAG.

Participa Pablo Fuentes, Max Aguirre y Miguel García Cuevas.

Modera Daniel Matus.

Ver nota publicada en El Mostrador:

Académico de la UMAG presentará libro sobre la obra del arquitecto magallánico Miguel García Fernández


Written by Claudio Galeno

December 10th, 2020 at 8:15 am