Monthly Archives: September 2015

Narratives of Loneliness, Multidisciplinary perspectives from the 21st century

Creative, provocative, informed, scholarly chapters pertaining to 21st century urban design / built environment on the subject of loneliness and/or isolation.

The book seeks to capture a broad range of narratives, critiques, observations and de/constructions of loneliness which identify, in some way the ‘lonelinesses’ particular to our current century. The anthology is mainly academic and therefore contributions should be based on, or refer to, research and/or practice and be theoretically grounded.

Abstracts or expressions of interest of no more than 150 words should be sent to the lead editor, Olivia Sagan by November 30th 2015 at

14th International Docomomo Conference

DOCOMOMO International is pleased to invite you to take part in the 14th International DOCOMOMO Conference that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from the 6th to 9th September 2016, under the theme Adaptive Re-use. The Modern Movement Towards the Future, by sending a paper proposal.

Please submit your abstract before October 18, 2015 at

All the instructions at

Homes, Conflicts and Conflicting Interests

The need to be housed is basic and yet, the forces that produce it in any city of the world are complicated, multiple, contradictory and often conflictive. These forces may be political, military, economic social or technological….

Taking as its starting point the social, political, cultural and economic complexity of its host city, this conference seeks to understand the range of conflicting interests and factors that shape the housing of our towns and cities in both normal and extreme scenarios…. more….

Obsolescence & Renovation– 20th Century Housing in the New Millennium

Today, approximately 80% of people in Europe live in buildings that are thirty years old or more. Around 50% of people live in houses that are fifty years old and more. The possible obsolescence of this housing stock is a critical issue – both across the continent of Europe and beyond…..

The OBSOLESCENCE and RENOVATION conference raises questions that affect both private and public housing stock; the south and the global north; and both pre and post World War II housing across the world.

Specific areas of interest include: Best Design Practices, Best Urban Practices, Best Environmental Practices, Best Practices on Policy, Management and Participation more….