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The mission of the Historic Resources Committee (HRC) is to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage, both nationally and internationally. HRC is engaged in promoting the role of the historic architect within the profession through the development of information and knowledge among members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

Call for Abstracts Docomomo US National Symposium 2022 Philadelphia

  • 1.  Call for Abstracts Docomomo US National Symposium 2022 Philadelphia

    Posted 11-01-2021 03:17 PM

    2022 Docomomo US National Symposium
    Yo! Modernism: The View from Philadelphia

    Call for Abstracts due January 13

    Yo! Modernism! In the Philadelphia region, "yo" is a colloquialism used to get someone's attention quickly. It's a phrase without pretense, and when combined with Modernism, it puts into focus the importance of place and community in our modern heritage, as well as the urgency of preservation efforts. The 2022 Docomomo US National Symposium will explore why Modernism still has the power to turn heads, to inform, and to adapt, and how its many manifestations reflect on local, regional,­­ and broader goals.

    From pared-down Classicism to space-age whimsy, from the streamlined to the sculptural, from the monumental to the everyday, the multi-layered, multi-generational Modernism found in Philadelphia reflects ideas found around the world, and we look forward to exploring these ideas further.

    Thematic Goals
    • Promote a broader understanding and appreciation of Philadelphia's diverse modernisms
    • Broaden the range of voices identified with and as modern heritage
    • Consider city planning's role in shaping modern heritage
    • Explore the role of archives and archival collections in modern heritage conservation

    Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Philadelphia invite researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts involved in the process of preservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement to submit abstracts of papers or full sessions that align with the stated thematic goals.

    Topics outside of the suggested areas will be considered for open or alternate sessions. We welcome submissions that take a holistic approach to modern resources (not just the buildings), and consider the social context, technical merits, aesthetics, and settings when evaluating them. Abstracts should include how the subject contributes to the broader discussion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, either generally or in relation to a specific field of study.

    Click here for all guidelines and to submit an abstract: https://docomomo-us.org/events/national-symposium/call-for-abstracts-2022 

    Liz Waytkus
    Executive Director

    Docomomo US
    P.O. Box 230977
    New York, NY 10023
    t: 203-671-6609
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