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100 Years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?


100 Years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?
01 March 2019, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

DOCOMOMO Deutschland, the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture and the project ‘Reuse of Modernist Buildings (RMB)’ invite you to the 16th DO-COMOMO Germany & RMB Conference. This first event in Berlin on the 1st of March 2019 at the Akademie der Künste continues the tradition of the Karlsruhe DOCOMOMO Germany Conferences. The EU project RMB initiates a pedagogical framework on the European level based on common definitions, methods, and approaches for the ‘reuse’ of modern buildings, with the aim of offering a ‘Joint Master on Reuse of Modernist Buildings’. In this context, the conference will take place in a new format as a combination of invited keynote speeches and selected scientific lectures – in 2019 with the theme: 100 years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?


DOCOMOMO Deutschland DOCOMOMO Germany takes the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus as an opportunity to discuss the significance of modernity in the 21st century. The focus should not be on the Bauhaus itself, but on the concepts, visions and impulses emanating from modern move-ment. They should be related to today’s social, economic, cultural and in particular creative issues. Are the social, spatial and constructional concepts formulated by moden movement and post-war modernism still sustain-able today? What role do cultural and climatic conditions play in the preser-vation, renovation and transformation of spaces, buildings and modern movement sites? How can the basic ideas of classical modernism be continued 100 years later and thus contribute to solving current challenges? What contribution must academic and vocational training make and which for-mats are suitable for this?


The invited keynote speakers will comment on these questions and in particular introduce the role of architecture as a planning and design discipline. David Chipperfield will report on the preserva-tion and transformation of the listed National Gallery of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Berlin, which challenges the icons of modernity in conceptual and constructive terms. Minsuk-Cho Minsuk-Cho from Korea won the Golden Lion as curator of the Korean Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. He will talk about modernity in Korea with a special focus on his restoration and expansion of the French Embassy in Seoul. The building of Kim Jung-eup, a former LeCorbusier employee, is one of Korea’s most important modern buildings. Wiel Arets Wiel Arets was Dean at the IIT for five years, succeeding Mies van der Rohe as an architecture teacher and working in a restored building de-signed by Mies van der Rohe in Chicago. He has a close connection to the legacy of the Bauhaus in the USA. In his speech, he will comment on the significance of the mod race today, among other things, based on his design for the Antwerp Tower. In the evening there will be a moderated podium discussion with the speakers


The event will be accompanied by various excursions to sites of modern movement and post-war modernism in Berlin. These take place on Thursday and Saturday before and after the conference: Hansaviertel, Neue Nationalgalerie, Akademie der Künste. Further information later.


Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 1055 Berlin-Tiergarten, U-Bahn Hansaplatz


Actors from academia, teaching and practice involved in processes of conservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement to address the conference theme. DOCOMOMO Germany is pleased to receive abstracts related to one of the following topics according to the Docomomo working groups and international scientific committees:
o Education + Theory (about programs, concepts and approaches)
o Register (about buildings, typologies or architects / planners),
o Urbanism + Landscape (about building ensembles, outdoor spaces and policies)
o Technology (via components, materials or techniques)
o Interior Design (about interiors, extensions and atmospheres)

Abstacts in English or German must follow the abstract submission guidelines below. Thematic sessions (dt or en) are defined after the abstracts have been selected. Selected contributions will be published in a conference proceedings. Please send the abstract by June 30, 2018 (12.00 GMT) to the following email:


The submission must be done, in English or German, by filling the following required information:
1. Title (65 characters max) & Abstract (300 words max); Keywords (5 words);
2. Topic selection (Urbanism+Landscape, Education+Theory, Technology or Interior Design).
3. Authors information (Name, University/Company/Organization, Country);
4. Biography (100 words max); please indicate your email and phone number here.
• Abstracts should define the subject and summarise the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The paper’s content should be the product of well-documented original re-search that is primarily analytical and interpretive rather than descriptive.
• Papers may not have been previously published, nor presented in public.
• Only ONE submission per author/co-author will be accepted, due to the personal presenta-tion.
• Each speaker is expected to pursue their own institutional or other support for registration and for travel and accommodation. DOCOMOMO Germany can not provide financial support.
These guidelines will also be published on the website of docomomo Germany.


12. February 2018 Call for Abstracts
30. Jun 2018 Submission of Abstracts
31. August 2018 Notification on Acceptance
30. September 2018 1. Submission of Papers
30 November 2018 Final submission of Papers


For the evaluation of the abstracts and papers, a Scientific Committee consisting of members of DOCOMOMO Germany and the initiative RMB is founded.

Call for Papers: International Conference on Cultural Heritage

EuroMed 2018 International Conference
Dedicated on Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection.

October 29th – November 3rd, 2018,
Filoxenia Center, Nicosia, Cyprus

Final extension of Papers

Oct. 29th – Nov. 3rd, 2018; Cyprus
Paper submission deadline: 30th of June, 2018 (24:00 London-UK time).
Dear colleagues,
The 7th biannual  European-Mediterranean (EUROMED)  conference brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals, fellows and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning Cultural Heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, using cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitalization, documentation and presentation of the Cultural Heritage contents. At the same time, the event is intended to cover topics of research ready for exploitation, demonstrating the acceptability of new sustainable approaches and new technologies by the user community, owners, managers and conservators of our cultural patrimony.
Topics and themes:
Researchers and practitioners willing to participate to the EUROMED 2018 conference are invited to submit papers on original works addressing the following subjects and research themes:
More detail information regarding the themes can be found at:
Submission of Papers:
Submissions for the event are completely electronic through the on-line submission website available at
The conference accepts only original, unpublished work written in English which will be blind-reviewed and published on SPRINGER-NATURE LNCS.

We are soliciting three types of contributions:
1.  Full research papers: they present new innovative research developments and results. They will feature a full-length oral presentation and will be published in a high-quality proceedings volume. Each submitted paper must not exceed 12 pages in total.
2.  Project papers: they focus on the description of project organization, use of technology and lessons learned. They will feature a short oral presentation and will be published in a high-quality proceedings volume. Each submitted paper must not exceed 10 pages in total.
3.  Short papers: they present preliminary ideas and works-in-progress. These papers will have a short oral presentation and will be also available also as posters in conference breaks. Each short paper must not exceed 8 pages in total.
The 20 best submitted papers will be published on a special issue of upcoming International Journal Heritage in the Digital Era.
Important Date for Paper submission: 30th of June, 2018 (24:00 London-UK time) →

Towards Transformative Practice Frameworks: Planners, Professional Agency & Sustainable Urbanism

Towards Transformative Practice Frameworks: Planners, Professional Agency & Sustainable Urbanism

Call details at this link

Context: In the UK, a number of our part-time students (young practitioners) seem to be disappointed by what they see as planners having a limited ability to make a difference – And they also appear to be unaware of the range of strategies the preceding generation in the 1990s adopted – to change the status quo – for example, on planning’s role in promoting Sustainable Design and Construction at the time.

One aim of this Thematic Issue is to capture the inspiring legacy of pro-active sustainable planning practices from various perspectives of the recent past – And to use that record to look to the future role & potential opportunities to move the sustainable urbanism agenda forward, regardless of neoliberal barriers.

Another aim is to generate a discussion between Educators and Practitioners about planning expertise and emerging forms of agency – to enable frameworks for future transformative practices to emerge. Consequently, we would also welcome, and would look to include a couple of commentaries, opinion pieces and considered replies from readers – to the papers in this issue.

The theme of agency in planning is also relevant to designers experience of interacting with planners – and critical papers / case studies from a range of (academic, activist, design practitioner, &/or community) perspectives would be particularly welcome.

Please send us an expression of interest with your potential topic – Abstracts due by 15th Nov 2018.


CESB19 Prague Call for Abstracts Extended

Central Europe towards Sustainable Building Prague 2019 (CESB19) event is a part of 2019 international Sustainable Built Environment conference series convened under auspices of the four international organizations: iiSBE, CIB, UNEP-SBCI, FIDIC and the Global Alliance for Building and Construction.

CESB19 is the fifth conference in a row held in Prague on the actual research in sustainable building (more on previous CESB conferences here).

CESB19 is now announcing, that the extended date for abstracts submission is 31 May 2018. Until this date, you can still submit your abstract (up to 250 words) via conference electronic system accessible at

Conference topics

Buildings and climate change
New materials and products for sustainable buildings
Innovative technologies and systems for energy efficient and energy positive buildings
Decision-support tools and assessment methods for sustainable built environment
Retrofitting of existing building stock
Sustainable urban development
Industrial heritage regeneration
Policy and public awareness

Abstracts submission

Abstracts of 150–250 words in English shall be submitted electronically using conference system available at by 31 May 2018.

All papers accepted by the Scientific Committee and presented at the Conference in oral or poster form will be published in collaboration with IOP Publishers as open access papers in electronic proceedings within IOP Conference Series Earth and Environmental Science (EES, and submitted for indexing by ISI (Web of Science) and Scopus. Papers from previous CESB conferences are indexed and available for readers in databases.

Key dates

31 May 2018 Extended abstracts submission
15 September 2018 Acceptance notification
01 November 2018 Full papers submission
15 February 2019 Results of full papers’ review process
15 March 2019 Implementation of reviewers’ comments into full papers
01 April 2019 Presenting author’s registration

CESB series

The organizers have track record in organizing CESB events since 2007. Last time, CESB16 contributed to sharing knowledge among 337 participants from 47 countries.

All papers from previous CESB series are available here: CESB07 | CESB10 | CESB13 | CESB16.

More information at
We are looking forward to interesting abstracts and meeting you next year in Prague!

Call for Papers: Bauhaus Effects

Dublin, Ireland, 7-9 February 2019

A collaboration between the National College of Art and Design, University College Cork, University College Dubin and the Goethe Institut Dublin.

Keynote speakers will include Prof. Heike Hanada, the architect of the Bauhaus Museum currently under construction in Weimar.

As the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus approaches, we seek contributors to reflect on the legacy and resonances of the innovative artistic, architectural, design and teaching practices developed there.

Bauhaus Effects aims to assemble an interdisciplinary collection of papers that analyse the repercussions of the legendary Bauhaus school in the hundred years since its inception, considering the ways in which the broad range of practices — including material analysis, models of pedagogy, textile and wallpaper composition, theatre staging and costume design, photography, and interior systems – have transformed everyday experiences from the 1920s to the present day.

Bauhaus innovations and models of thought continue to resonate within the contemporary built environment, from chair construction to skyscraper design, from interior spaces to urban topographies, warranting a thorough, methodologically diverse studies of its effects a century after the school was founded.

Bauhaus Effects aims to investigate the continuing impact of the Bauhaus on an impressive range of contemporary practices across the globe.  We propose that the Bauhaus was not just a radical art school but in fact initiated a fundamental paradigm shift in design culture whose import is ripe for assessment a century on.

We welcome papers from a wide range of perspectives, including urbanism, city and regional planning, architecture, drama and theatre studies, art school pedagogy, photo history, art history, contemporary art practice and theory, design history, corporate design and diaspora/exile studies.

Please submit a 300-word abstract and a 50 word biography by 1 July 2018 to:

Kathleen James-Chakraborty:

Francis Halsall:
Sabine Kriebel:

2nd Call for Papers – 21st IIWC Symposium York, UK – 12-15 September 2018

Wood has been one of the most commonly used construction materials throughout history, the result being a wide range of architectures reflecting different cultures and spread across every region of the world. Wooden built heritage is pervasive across time, belief systems and typologies: from waterlogged Mesolithic sites to painted church screens, shipwrecks to barns, temple shrines to portable huts, and from window frames to roof trusses.

In 1994 the Nara Document on Authenticity addressed the need for a broader understanding of cultural diversity and cultural heritage. The discussions that eventually led to the Nara Document were is some way influenced by the varying approaches to conservation of wooden heritage in different world cultures.

The 21st IIWC Symposium in York will have as its theme ‘New Horizons in the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage’, and will give experts, professionals and practitioners the opportunity to discuss and exchange knowledge and insights about the many different perspectives of conservation of wooden heritage. It will be an interchange for new research and technical advancements, and a forum to engage our diverse community with the common goal of exploring new multi-disciplinary viewpoints and potentialities in the field of conservation.

The IIWC York symposium will provide a platform for experts, professionals and practitioners to showcase their work and obtain feedback from other symposium delegates.

Who should attend? ICOMOS members and non-members alike are welcome including: foresters, ecologists and archaeobotonists, carpenters, joiners and archaeologists, wood scientists, anthropologists and librarians, mill wrights and cultural historians, academics and conservators, financiers, property owners, legislators and project managers, engineers and architects, and researchers, educators, archivists, curators and students.

2nd Call for Papers:

On behalf of the ICOMOS International Wood Committee and ICOMOS-UK we invite papers to be presented at New Horizons, York 2018.

Papers are invited from both ICOMOS members and non-members.

Important dates:

  • 2 March 2018: 1st Call for Papers
  • 8 April 2018: 2nd Call for Papers
  • 15 May 2018: Deadline for submission of Abstracts; those sent after the deadline will not be considered.
  • 12 June 2018: Selected speakers notified of their selection
  • 12 -15 September 2018: ‘New Horizons’ – IIWC Symposium York 2018
Please find attached for your reference a copy of the Symposium notification and Call for Papers. Further information can be found at

We look forward to receiving your contributions and to seeing you in York this September.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Managing manorial heritage: scaling and balancing of public and private issues

The 4th ENCOUNTER-Conference

Managing manorial heritage: scaling and balancing of public and private issues

Call For Papers
Venue: European University Viadrina, Frankfurt / Oder (Germany)

Scientific Committee: Prof. Arne Bugge Amundsen (University of Oslo), Britta Andersen (The Danish Research Centre for Manorial Studies, Gammel Estrup), Dr. Jonathan Finch (University of York), Dr. Göran Ulväng (Uppsala University), Prof. Ronnes Hanneke (University of Groningen), Prof. Paul Zalewski (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder)

The conference

The conference is focused on the issues of safeguarding, maintaining and management of manor houses in today`s Europe. The both, the evolutionary socioeconomic changes in the Western as well as the revolutionary turns in the Central and Eastern Europe have contributed to increasing concerns about the role and maintaining of objects, which have originally been built as private land estates of the nobility. These processes have been accelerating over the last decades due to the restructuring of land use and land property. Even urbanization and depopulation have to a different degree been affecting rural regions with their historically grown spatial and built structures. Maintaining the most valuable historic manors and castles has become a more and more challenging task.

At the same time, especially this category of objects is one of the most powerful foundations for all kinds of strategies in tourism planning, or – to express it more broadly – in the spatial development of whole regional entities. Indeed, several leisure, knowledge and experience-oriented developments in the society provide new chances for the manorial heritage.

There is the question how far can we observe an interrelation of both, the soft and of the hard frameworks and factors providing more audience and more capital for the distinguished pieces of rural heritage. As “soft factors” we can name the growing role of the aestheticization and individualization of social life, which in short means an increasing mobility and a search for unstandardized leisure wishes (being away, enjoying historic gardens, etc.). As “hard factors”, we understand the gradual increase of financial involvement due to the creation of touristic infrastructures or creating permanent residences by people who work independently in remote services.

In the framework of the conference the following three levels of object-related actions should be highlighted: On a “macro” level we want to ask to what extent “heritage governance” strategies in different European countries are coming from the top of the planning authorities and putting special emphasis on manors and estates and how do they work? On a “mezzo” level there is the question to what extent the existing manorial attractions can be horizontally interconnected and create a cooperative lobbies and networks with relevant offers for tourism and creative industries. Finally on a “micro” level there is the question how an individual manorial place can be developed and interconnected with the local, regional or supra-regional audiences in a bottom up manner?

According to this multiscalar approach, three conference-sections should be created. Each section can contain few presentations only (20 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for discussions). Therefore, the excellence of applications as well as the experience of the potential contributors will be relevant for choosing the conference contributions.


Abstracts in English of max. 300 words (references excluded) as well as a brief biographical note with your title and institutional affiliation can be sent to:  The deadline for abstract submission is May 20, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent in early June, 2018.

The selected contributors can be exempted from the conference fee (99 Euro). The organizers are currently applying for additional funding. The contributors will be soon informed about the possibility of reimbursement of their travelling expenses after the selection of abstracts.

Download CFP as pdf.

Further details here>>

Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence

Final Call for Papers

Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence
Deadline: 11 May

For this important Conference in Krakow on Jewish Heritage we have been overwhelmed by expressions of interest from all parts of the world and have already received paper/presentation proposals from 29 countries.

In response to this global interest and to the many researchers and practitioners who still want to participate and share their research and experience with our international and inter-disciplinary audience in the famous City of Krakow, we have agreed to extend the ‘Call for Papers’ for another 4 weeks.

Help to shape our discussions around the past, present and future of urban Jewish Heritage, and join us for what will be an important event in shaping the future for Jewish Heritage across towns and cities around the world. Submit a 300 word abstract for papers/presentations as soon as possible and by 11th May at the very latest.

We are particularly keen to hear from researchers, planners and policy-makers who are working with the following:

·         The role of town, city, and municipality planning and heritage departments in developing management models for urban Jewish heritage

·         Case studies relating to the preservation, conservation, development and interpretation of Jewish heritage in towns and cities

·         Experiences of the tourism industry in running Jewish heritage tours, the touristic presentation of Jewish Heritage in towns and cities, and the touristic experience

·         The role of the museum in promoting, representing and presenting Jewish heritage

·         Intangible heritage relating to the presence and absence of Jewish heritage in urban areas.

If you have any queries or ideas or wish to discuss your involvement in this important event please do not hesitate to contact us:

To submit your 300 word abstract, please do so via our online submission platform: 

Conference Website:

Co-Organised by the Foundation for Jewish Heritage and the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham).


Call for Papers: ‘Smart’ Urban Heritage Management

‘Smart’ Urban Heritage Management Session at the 15th Architectural Humanities Research Association International Conference, 15th – 17th November 2018, Department of the Built Environment, TU Eindhoven.

The historic fabric which represents a city’s evolution and development is increasingly viewed as a set of assets that enhance the urban experience. These assets can create a sense of place, foster stronger communities, or help define unique identities that boost the urban economy by attracting investment in businesses, urban renewal projects and redevelopment opportunities. However, the unprecedented rise in urbanization trends has placed increased pressures on cities to utilize resources more efficiently, balancing development needs and carbon reduction targets while maintaining some of the historic fabric. It has therefore become imperative to manage heritage assets effectively and sensitively so that these continue to retain value and remain relevant to current and future generations.

This session aims to explore how urban heritage can be managed and maintained in a smart city. The range of questions the session seeks to explore includes, but is not limited to: How might smart technologies inform heritage policy? What smart tools are currently used and how have they assisted in managing urban heritage? How do these tools and technologies connect the intangible values associated with historic fabric to an increasing global population? How can information communication technologies, internet applications and other smart tools be used in view of budgetary constraints? What lessons have been learned and how can they be used to inform urban policy for an increasingly mixed range of pre- and post-1940’s urban fabric?

The call for conference papers is currently open. Please visit

Deadline for abstract submission is: 1st May 2018, 09:00:00am CET,

We welcome proposals for papers to the session (please click on the title to submit). Paper abstracts must include:

–        name and affiliation of author (and up to one other co-author), with one of the paper (co-)authors being identified as lead contact for the session chair and the organization committee (in the event of two co-authors, at least one must register and attend the conference).

–        Paper title

–        Paper abstract (up to 300 words)

–        A short bio per author of up to 300 words

Urban Summer School: Open Form – call for applications

National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning announces the call for the summer school “Urban Summer School: Open Form”. We would be grateful if you could share this information on your website and social media channels. Please find attached poster, banner and call for applications pdf you can share.

Urban Summer School: Open Form
When: 26 August – 08 September 2018
Where: Lublin, Warsaw, Szumin
Application deadline: May 7, 2018
Event on Facebook:

Open Form is a concept that Zofia and Oskar Hansen have placed at the heart of their architectural, artistic and didactic work. According to this theory, architectural substance is the background for social relations, rather that the designer’s goal and an end in itself. The Hansens’ built projects were ahead of their time, in terms of thinking about participatory design, accessible housing, and public spaces. The expression of the Open Form is found in three different projects that will be visited by participants of summer school: osiedle Słowackiego in Lublin, Przyczółek Grochowski in Warsaw, and the architects’ home in Szumin. For ten days, these three locations will become a laboratory of experience and reflection.

Outline of the program, and the school’s principles

Participants in the Urban Summer School will be able to look at the architecture which is currently used by the third generation of inhabitants. From a historical perspective, the position of the Open Form Theory and the Linear Continuous System will be outlined against the background of the ideas of ​​the Modern Movement related to the architecture of housing estates and open areas. The school program is designed as a set of short courses, lectures, workshops and field-work in three theme-based studios. The structure of the school will be determined by the scales, which the designers themselves have used: micro, meso and macroscale. They will be translated into the perspective of a flat, a housing estate, and a housing cooperative. Working language is English.

Eligibility Criteria

We welcome students, researchers and young professionals operating in the fields of architecture, urban planning, art and design, as well as representatives of other areas of humanities (history, sociology, fine arts, anthropology, and more). Participation in the school is free of charge. Organizers will cover travel expenses (up to 200 eur), accommodation and catering for the participants.

For more details feel free to contact the program coordinator Kacper Kępiński at