We are inviting Brazilian and foreigner researchers to submit original papers that subscribe to the aims and to the thematic axes (sections) described below. The Scientific Committee of the 12th DOCOMOMO Brazil Conference will carry out a blind evaluation of the papers in full, which will be reviewed according to the following criteria: adequacy to the subject, originality and relevance of the theoretical and methodological contribution and clarity. The authors must present their proposals according to the formatting below and the template file (Formatting instructions and template). These conditions are compulsory for the evaluation of the submitted papers.
Any author is allowed to submit only one individual paper, but up to two in the case of collective papers. All the authors of selected papers should register in the 12th DOCOMOMO Brazil Conference so that their paper(s) appear in the event’s proceedings and that the paper may be presented. Papers may be submitted either in Portuguese, in Spanish or in English and they may also be presented in any of these languages. However, there will not be simultaneous translation during the papers’ open sessions.
The guidelines for the papers’ evaluation will be, besides those indicated above: the attention to the given formatting, originality, suitability to the proposed theme, reference and quality of the documental sources and also clarity in its expression form. The selected papers for presentation shall be published in the event’s Proceedings.
The selected papers shall be presented in open sessions according to the Organizing Committee’s indications, following the respective axis as a way to guarantee the opportunity of debates rich in contents of correlative works.
There will be a second call in due time, an invitation to the regional chapters of DOCOMOMO Brazil for an exhibition to be held during the event where the results of inventory works will be presented in posters.
Thematic axes (sections):
Papers will be considered for evaluation in this call whose arguments are encompassed by one of the following sections:
1. The reception and the diffusion of Brazilian Modern architecture and urbanism in its full spectrum
This section welcomes papers that contribute to the historiography of Brazilian Modern architecture and urbanism as well as those that present analyses and reflections which broaden the approach also beyond the geography of large cities and/or the selection of exclusive (and/or purist) patterns. It also welcomes papers that discuss different values and meanings that such school of thought produced in the development of towns and cities including its different appropriations;
2. Modern architecture and urbanism conservation
In this section there shall be accepted papers on the diversity of actions regarding the conservation of the Modern architecture, landscape and urban legacy in Brazil, in a broad sense. This means that the conservation practices may be not only those by the official conservation institutions but they may be also due to public policies of the actions by non-governmental organizations (NGO) or other associations of civil society involved in the safeguard, protection and other ways of observance and furthermore concrete interventions on this legacy such as restorations, revitalizations, reuse and renovations’ proposals, etc.;
3. Actions and projects of Heritage Education Programmes
This section intends to gather studies on the different ways of appropriation of the Modern cultural heritage that have been carried out by the most diverse segments of the population as results of actions taken towards the involvement of the communities with the conservation organizations responsible for safekeeping this cultural heritage. It also encompasses papers on heritage education that strengthens the dialogue with the society on policies of identification, recognition, protection and promotion of the Modern cultural heritage;
4. The education of future professionals and the conservation of the Modern Movement heritage
This section will receive papers on the academic and professional education issues from a critical point of view, which raises questions on the formation of future professionals who is being educated in architecture and urban planning schools and their contributions to the conservation of the cultural heritage in our cities. The matter at hand is how the future professional learns to deal with recent heritage. That is, to point out academic and educational actions linked to new architectural and/or urban interventions that take into account the pre-existing structures and historic context, independently of its official recognition by the subject authorities.