Docomomo Chile

Chilean chapter of Docomomo International

Pre event: Women’s architecture and modern heritage / Date: 26/09/2023 11:00 am

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Ana Gabriela Godinho Lima – Professora, Universidade Presibiteriana Mackenzie – CAPES

Carolina Quiroga. Professora UBA – Docomomo Argentina

Bárbara Rozas. PUC

Manola Ogalde. PUC

Javiera Rodríguez. PUC

Valentina Rojas. PUC

Date: 26/09/2023 11:00 am / Date details: Santiago Chile 11:00 hrs (UTC -3)

Image Credits: Bowl Chair by Lina Bo Bardi, 1951? Photo © Arper?


About Women Architects in Latin American Modernity


From a contemporary point of view, it is essential to consider the contribution of women architects in constructing Latin American modernity. From the city’s scale to the object’s scale, women architects produced reflections, projects, and things that marked the paths of Latin American countries and shaped their legacy in common with their male colleagues. On the other hand, it is possible to verify that, having to overcome obstacles imposed solely by their gender, these women built some common paths through which it was possible to develop their professional careers. Therefore, it is fascinating to recognize and discuss what these women architects produced and how these productions became possible.

Image Credits: Delfina Gálvez Bunge over the concrete structure during the House on the River construction (Grete Stern Archives)

The Legacy of Women in Modern Argentinean Architecture


Women, such as Itala Fulvia Villa, Delfina Gálvez or Carmen Cordova, were fundamental in the definition and expansion of modern ideas in Argentina. However, this heritage has often been suppressed or hidden by hegemonic discourses that narrate a version of the past based on the great male architectural masters. Repairing these oversights of the past by illuminating the trajectories of women is one of the important challenges in thinking about a sustainable, diverse and inclusive modern future.

Image Credits: Valdivia City Hall by Angela Schweitzer. In: “Teatro Municipal De Valdivia”. AUCA n.º 32 (Nov,1977): 50.

Women architects in Chile


Women played a significant role in the history of architecture in Chile between the 1920s and 1970s. As patrons, some of them were involved in the early development of avant-garde works of architecture. As painters and sculptors, they participated in the design of innovative buildings and the configuration of public spaces. But women also contributed to the development of modern architecture as professional designers. From the 1930s onwards, pioneer women architects became part of collective studios in Chile, and some of them also tried their luck as independent practitioners. In the following decades, a significant number of women architects also developed their careers in other fields: they became academics, landscape designers, planners, activists, public servants, and politicians. Documenting these diverse forms of female agency in the built environment suggests new ways of understanding the history of architecture and the city.

Bárbara Rozas, Manola Ogalde. “Through the Cracks. Tensions between Historiography of Modern Architecture in Chile and Stories of Women Architects” 

Javiera Rodríguez, Valentina Rojas. “Being a Woman among Men. Hilda Carmona: Professor and Designer”

Written by Claudio Galeno

September 25th, 2023 at 4:08 pm

18th International Docomomo Conference: Call for sessions, deadline extended 30 september, 2023

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September 25th, 2023 at 3:49 pm

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

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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.

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September 4th, 2023 at 6:52 pm

18th International Docomomo Conference / call for sessions deadline extended 20 sep 2023

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September 1st, 2023 at 10:23 am

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

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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.

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August 28th, 2023 at 1:03 pm

Pre Event: Reconstructing Modern interiors, 2023-08-22, 11:00 hrs (Santiago de Chile)

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Image credits: Peter Schier. Photographic rights Bardi Institute.

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The challenge of researching and reusing interiors, often detached from their architectural exteriors, introduces a methodological complexity encompassing a range of questions that extend beyond the immediate subject.  

Questions about the dissociation between use (actual or past), the artistic meaning of the designer, and the design process are variables that need to be considered as part of the research itself. These variables impact directly the process of reuse, and conservation and must include intangible aspects such as the emotional attachment. The presence of intangible aspects further underscores the necessity to contemplate the information sources feeding the study and the pivotal role archives play in safeguarding interior spaces. In its essence, the study and repurposing of interiors encompass a harmonious fusion of objective investigation and subjective interpretation, where historical, cultural, and emotional dimensions coalesce.

Type of event: Online


Zsuzsanna Böröcz (Domomomo International Specialist Committee on Interior Design Co-Chair, Docomomo Belgium).

Marta Peixoto (Domomomo International Specialist Committee on Interior Design Secretary. Docomomo Brazil, PROPAR UFRGS).

Anita Puig (Docomomo Chile)

Date: August 22nd. (3:00 PM UTC)

Date details: Santiago Chile 11:00 hrs

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August 22nd, 2023 at 8:30 am

Call for sessions, 2 june – 1 september 2023: 18th International Docomomo Conference, Santiago, Chile, 2024 / Modern futures: sustainable development and cultural diversity

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The 18th Docomomo International Conference in Chile 2024 will have a call for sessions first, then a call for papers.

The submission of session proposals in a comparative and interdisciplinary way will be greatly encouraged. In order to open up opportunities of discussion of Modern Movement architecture, its conservation in relation to sustainable design, from comprehensive and extended fields of knowledge and points of view, proposal submissions dealing with the following sub-themes are encouraged:


Landscapes and territories of the modern movement

New purposes for obsolete infrastructure, relationship with nature, mining, geographies


Better Cities

Modern towns, intermediate cities, urban design


Public spaces and urban complexes

Housing, urban nature culture, ecological approaches, community recreation and leisure


Education and design

Modern values and adaptive reuse, didactics, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches



Ordinary heritage, masterpieces reconsidered


Modern Interiors conservation and everyday life

Adaptivity, furniture, crafts and industrial design


Earthquakes and Sustainable technologies

Material and modern architecture, concrete, glass, wood


Modernity and Diversity

Activism, community participation, gender, cultural legitimacy, geographical approaches, other modernisms


Theories and Histories for conservation and sustainability

Narratives, archives, curatorial practices, exhibitions


New generations for modern futures

Generational studies, social entrepreneurship, innovation, changemakers, critical thinkers, new media, social networks, commons

  • 2 June – 1 September 2023 – Call for sessions.
  • 1 September – Deadline.

The session must have a title and will be related to the thematic areas of the Conference, have one or two organisers/chairs, preferably from different affiliations. The type of session would be a regular paper session (1h40, max. 4/5 papers); or a roundtable. Innovative session formats are welcome.

The session abstract would have a maximum of 600 words, and the description must point to a coherent and focused topic related to the thematic areas of the Conference, clarify the goals and the relevance of the Session, define a leading question, key issues, the scientific relevance of the session in the context of recent state of the art and a list of potential themes that will particularly fit in with the goals of the session.

The sessions may also have sponsors related to research projects, research groups, public institutions, universities, or other organizations.

Each session chair is expected to fund their own travel and expenses to Santiago de Chile. Session chairs must register and establish membership in Docomomo for the 2024 conference by January 5, 2024, and are required to pay the non-refundable conference registration fee as a show of their commitment.

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20 September 2023 – Sessions Selection Announcement.

Session proposals will be selected by the Scientific Committee based on merit and the need to have a well-balanced program according to the following criteria: relevance, novelty/innovation, scientific quality, structure, and organization of the session.

Written by Claudio Galeno

June 23rd, 2023 at 4:34 pm

Exposición: “Turismo social y derecho al descanso: La construcción de memoria de los Balnearios Populares en Chile, 1970-1973”

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Vía Parque Cultural Valparaíso Ex Cárcel


Los balnearios, que buscaron otorgar equipamiento para el turismo social, fueron invisibilizados, mitificados y desmantelados, borrando casi por completo su registro. El montaje que se presenta propone reconstruir la memoria de estos lugares, mediante la exposición de materiales, como: imágenes de época y actuales, maquetas y documentos, resultado de los viajes realizados a lo largo de Chile, que tuvieron como objetivo comprobar y darle veracidad a su existencia.

Lugar: Primer piso de la Ex Galería de Reos, Parque Cultural de Valparaíso – Ex Cárcel.
Inauguración: sábado 13 de mayo, 12:00 hrs.
Cierre: sábado 10 de junio.

Entrada: liberada.

Enmarcados dentro de la política de turismo de la Unidad Popular, los denominados Balnearios Populares de Allende concretaron la idea del derecho al descanso. El proyecto fue parte de la medida 29 del programa de gobierno, y participaron diversas instituciones centralizadas en la “Comisión Coordinadora del Plan Balnearios Populares” creada en 1971. Así, se concretó la construcción de al menos 16 balnearios, los que se han podido rastrear y que. se presentan en esta exposición, a través de maquetas, imágenes y diversos recursos visuales que dan cuenta de su existencia. A modo de campamentos, estos contaban con varios pabellones en A, donde se distribuían las familias en cabañas, existiendo también zonas comunes: baños, comedores y zonas de esparcimiento como juegos infantiles y canchas deportivas. Los conjuntos fueron diseñados por el arquitecto Renato Hernández —construidos entre 1971 y 1973 bajo la Dirección de Planificación del Equipamiento Comunitario en terrenos fiscales— y ocupados mayoritariamente por trabajadores de la Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT).

Los espacios albergaron a miles de trabajadores durante los meses de verano y durante el resto del año se utilizaban como residencias estudiantiles, espacio de reunión vecinal o habitaciones de emergencia. Tras el Golpe de Estado de 1973, los proyectos fueron tomados por las diferentes ramas de las Fuerzas Armadas y Carabineros de Chile, convertidos algunos de ellos en centros de detención y tortura —destacando los de Rocas de Santo Domingo, Puchuncaví, Ritoque y presuntamente Lota—, otros en lugares de vacaciones para uniformados, o vendidos a privados. De esta manera, fueron utilizados para fines contrapuestos a su vocación original. Los balnearios, que buscaron otorgar equipamiento para el turismo social, fueron invisibilizados, mitificados y desmantelados, borrando casi por completo su registro. El montaje que se presenta propone reconstruir la memoria de estos lugares, mediante la exposición de materiales, como: imágenes de época y actuales, maquetas y documentos, resultado de los viajes realizados a lo largo de Chile, que tuvieron como objetivo comprobar y darle veracidad a su existencia.

Investigadora responsable: Macarena Cortés.
Co-investigadoras: Francisca Evans y Thaise Gambarra.
Identidad visual: Francisca Espinosa.
Producción de Maquetas: Guillermo Zilliruelo, Pablo Gutiérrez y Juan Pablo Valenzuela.

Chile será organizador de la 18th International Docomomo Conference & Students Workshop 2024

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El presidente de Docomomo Chile, profesor de la Escuela de Arquitectura [de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile] Horacio Torrent, anunció que Docomomo Internacional ha aceptado la propuesta de Chile para la organización de la 18th International Docomomo Conference & Students Workshop Chile 2024, titulada “Modern Futures: Sustainable development and cultural diversity”

La propuesta, advierte Torrent, involucra hasta el momento a Docomomo Chile, la Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Estudios Urbanos UC; la Escuela de Arquitectura UC; el Centro del Patrimonio Cultural UC; la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso; la Universidad Católica del Norte; la Universidad del Bio Bio; la Universidad Austral de Chile; la Universidad San Sebastián; y la Universidad Finis Terrae. Ademas de varias instituciones universitarias latinoamericanas: Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú, Universidad de Belgrano, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco y Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

La propuesta fue aprobada de manera unánime en el Advisory Board, y fue apoyada por 34 países: Armenia, Argentina, Australia, Bélgica, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Iberia, Israel, Itália, Kosovo, Líbano, Macau, México, Netherlands, North Macedônia, Panamá, Perú, Quebec, República Dominicana, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sul, Switzerland, Sudán, Turquía, USA, y Venezuela; además de los reconocimientos de Irán, Hong Kong, y Francia.

“Estamos felices por este tremendo logro, que nos propone el que es el mayor desafío que Docomomo Chile ha enfrentado hasta ahora, y agradecemos el apoyo de todos, que permitió mostrar un capítulo nacional fuerte y unido, y esperamos contar con el apoyo de todos para la organización de este evento”, sostuvo el profesor Torrent.

 Sobre la postulación “Modern Futures: Sustainable development and cultural diversity”

La propuesta tiene como objetivo remarcar la exploración y el desarrollo de nuevas ideas para el futuro de un entorno construido sostenible basado en las experiencias pasadas del Movimiento Moderno.

La arquitectura del Movimiento Moderno se extendió por todo el mundo, y su realización en diferentes lugares fueron fuentes de innovación, nuevos conocimientos y creatividad.

El Movimiento Moderno ha sido muchas veces considerado en su condición unitaria; las historias y teorías han enfatizado tradicionalmente sus significados universales. Pero, de hecho, asumió la diversidad como uno de sus temas. Por lo tanto, hay tantos tipos diferentes de arquitectura moderna en tantos lugares. La conferencia será el momento para debatir el legado del movimiento moderno frente a la diferencia, la diversidad y la necesidad de un nuevo enfoque global.

Por otro lado, la promoción de la conservación del patrimonio moderno requiere la difusión de técnicas y métodos, que pueden ser adaptados a diferentes circunstancias, lugares y climas. La reutilización adaptativa es esencialmente el reconocimiento de la diversidad, pero al mismo tiempo es una forma de lograr la conservación de manera sostenible. La sustentabilidad involucra aspectos materiales y energéticos, así como sociales y de trascendencia. Los objetivos de las Naciones Unidas para el desarrollo sostenible nos brindan un marco para pensar sobre la conservación del patrimonio moderno asociado con las transformaciones globales necesarias.

Nuestro compromiso y conocimiento sobre la conservación del patrimonio moderno puede formar parte de la agenda internacional en busca de la sustentabilidad, entendida en un sentido amplio. El mundo se urbaniza cada vez más, y la reutilización de los espacios creados por el movimiento moderno se vuelve crucial en el entorno metropolitano, más que nada porque la naturaleza se introdujo en el tejido urbano, y las comunidades que la habitan reclaman su derecho a una ciudad más inclusiva, así como una mejor calidad de vida. Y los conjuntos del movimiento moderno brindan un mejor ambiente que la ciudad que se construye hoy.


Docomomo Internacional es una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a la documentación y conservación de edificios, sitios y barrios del Movimiento Moderno. Fue iniciado en 1988 por Hubert-Jan Henket, arquitecto y profesor, y Wessel de Jonge, arquitecto e investigador en la Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad Técnica de Eindhoven, Países Bajos.

Las misiones de Docomomo International son:

  • actuar como guardián cuando los edificios importantes del movimiento moderno en cualquier lugar estén bajo amenaza.
  • intercambiar ideas relacionadas con la tecnología de la conservación, la historia y la educación.
  • fomentar el interés en las ideas y la herencia del movimiento moderno.
  • elicitar la responsabilidad hacia esta herencia arquitectónica reciente.

Desde su creación, DOCOMOMO International ha experimentado un rápido crecimiento, estableciéndose como un actor importante no solo en el ámbito de la conservación, sino también en el campo más amplio de la cultura arquitectónica. La naturaleza pluralista e interdisciplinaria de DOCOMOMO International, debido a su capacidad para reunir a historiadores, arquitectos, urbanistas, paisajistas, conservacionistas, docentes, estudiantes y funcionarios públicos, ha sido un gran activo.


Ver anuncio sobre el congreso en el sitio de Docomomo Internacional, aquí.


DOCOMOMO International October 2022 Newsletter

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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 ( 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

For additional information on EPFL, please consult the websites:,,,
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 The application deadline is November 1, 2022.
For questions regarding the program or the application process, please contact:


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. 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, 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

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!

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Written by Claudio Galeno

October 26th, 2022 at 6:48 pm

Posted in Noticias/News