Call for papers

Docomomo International invites researchers and practitioners involved in the process of preservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement, to investigate on the theme:Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities.

Docomomo International is now accepting abstracts for the 16th International Docomomo Conference that will take place in Ueno Park Area,Tokyo, Japan, September 10th-13th, 2020. Please submit abstracts no later than August 30th, 2019 September 14, 2019. (12 pm GMT), for one of the 12 thematic sessions listed below.

Sessions will consist of four papers, followed by 20 minutes for discussion. Each paper should be in English and take no more than 20 minutes to present. Conference papers will be published in the conference Proceedings.

Session chairs are not allowed to submit abstracts for their own sessions.

Abstract submission guidelines

Once registered, the submission must be done, in English, by filling the following required information:

1. Title (65 characters max) & Abstract (400 words max);
2. Authors information (Name, University/Company/Organization, Country);
3. Biography (200 words max);
4. In the “Topics” section, please select one of the 11 thematic sessions listed in which you wish to present your paper;
5. In the "Additional Info" section, please indicate your phone number and address.

Abstracts should define the subject and summaries the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The paper’s content should be the product of well-documented original research 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.
Each speaker is expected to pursue their own institutional or other support to register, and for travel and accommodation.


15 March - 14 September 2019 Call for papers
Early November 2019 Call for papers’ notification of acceptance.
31st January 2020 Full paper submission deadline (1st version).
Registration deadline for speakers and session chairs.
9th March Deadline for session chairs to return papers with comments to the speakers.
6th April Full paper submission deadline (final version).
Full submission of the key lecture of the session.
6-10 September 2020 Docomomo Student Workshop
10-13 September 2020 16th International Docomomo Conference
14-15 September 2020 Doco Tours

*The schedule has been changed for convenience.


1. Space of Sports

The city of Tokyo has already hosted the Olympics Games twice. The first Olympics, planned for 1940, had to be cancelled due to World War II. The 1964 Olympics were held during a period of great economic growth and national enthusiasm, and gave rise to the Yoyogi National Gymnasium by Kenzo Tange. In 2020, entering an era of economic maturity, the 32nd Olympic Games will be launched just before the opening of the 16th International Docomomo Conference.
City and architecture are closely related to sports events, such as the Olympics. They promote the transformation of the city and generate societal changes, relating the values of daily life with economics, consumption and accumulation.
The purpose of this subtheme is to analyse the transformations that such major events and festivals promote in changing cities and society, together with the meaning and means of preserving sports architecture and facilities.

KEYWORDS: 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Yoyogi National Gymnasium, 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Olympics, Big events and festivals, Mass consumption, Entertainment, Sports, World Cup, MoMo Sports facilities, …

2. Urban Landscape

The city could be considered the main protagonist of the Modern Movement. The rapid urbanization prompted by industrialization caused many problems, such as the deterioration of sanitary conditions, overpopulation, and shortages of housing and infrastructure. Hence, many architects saw urban planning as a way to explore the ideals of the modern city, sometimes using megastructures, and conducted ambitious practices on both undeveloped sites and existing urban places. To reveal and analyse these practices, it is important to understand the foundations of modern urban planning.
Meanwhile, modern architecture is currently facing difficulties in cities due to speculative urban developments. “Ueno Culture Zone”, where the 16th International Docomomo Conference will be held, has faced challenges of this kind. In order to discuss how to inherit the modern urban landscape, it is important to share practices for the conservation and renovation of modern architecture in the context of an urban setting.
What can we learn from the modern city? How can we develop the MoMo for the city of tomorrow? Can contemporary concepts such the “Smart City” be solutions for current environmental challenges? This session expects papers proposing solutions for the planning of our future cityscape, while preserving the legacy of the MoMo.

KEYWORDS: Landscape, Urbanization, Infrastructure, Megastructures, City, Urban Planning, Industrial complexes, Systems, Smart City, Multi-purpose, Geography, Vegetation, Future Cityscape, Tokyo, Ueno Culture Zone,…

3. Modern Housing

After assimilating the civilized values of 19th century western culture and the living environment, mass housing was invented in the 20th century. This housing typology is a core idea of the Modern Movement. The relationship between private and public spaces is an essential condition for the development of family and community values. Mass housing became a tool of ideological and political agendas after World War II. The analysis of dwelling conditions implies an understanding of the occupation of space: related spaces, uses, and functions. Addressing the act of living as the main fact of culture, we can find that mass housing reflected an era and a doctrine of mass production.
From World War I to the present day, housing has been a central programme to the Modern Movement worldwide. Increasingly, we have been facing critical issues concerning the demolition and deterioration of such housing, since Docomomo activities commenced in the 1990s.
This session is expected to prompt discussions covering the whole range of the history of mass housing in the Modern Movement up to the resilient inheritance of modern housing, considering its production, demolition or conversion, in an era of depopulation.

KEYWORDS: Housing, Mass housing, Tower housing, Population explosion, Depopulation, Density, Empty housing, Conversion, Conservation, Reuse, Lifestyle, Family, Share-house, Modern family, Community, Housing stock, Social capital, …

4.Technological/Material Legacies

As is well-known, Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock named the exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1932, the "International Style". They thought that the creation of a universal style in architecture without regional differences was possible, using concrete, iron, steel and glass, because industrial technology and products were bringing a new style.
Now we know that modern technology and materials do not necessarily promote a common language. Even with similar materials and technologies, there are many variants in their use, according to region, era, culture and environment, as well as constraints such as those arising from seismic retrofits, the impact of legislation, energy considerations, or local techniques. In other words, one could say that the single and global modern architecture envisaged by Hitchcock and others, actually turned out to be a collection of several different ways of designing and constructing. In the future, as the requirements of maintaining modern architecture increase, it will become more important to share wisdom about local materials and technologies, in various regions of the world.
Based on this recognition, we are looking for papers on technology and materials to enable the inheritance of modern architecture to be passed on to the future, and give us insights on the debate between universality and diversity.

KEYWORDS: Technology, Materials, Restoration and Rehabilitation Techniques, Construction Details, Seismic Retrofit, Legislation Impact, Energy Condition, Insulation, Concrete, Iron, Steel, Glass, Elevator, Air Conditioner, Neutralization, Curtain Wall, Local Material...

5. Regional Timber Structures

Timber structures/construction with wood or bamboo was historically a conventional locally-based method within the realm of traditional culture. However, some early modern architecture was built using timber structures. In the 20th century, it progressed to become a contemporary technology by the application of computational analysis, production engineering, and new contemporary methods. It has evolved from a conventional local material and building culture into a universal technology, that can be compared and evaluated through the application of modern technologies.
Focusing on the relationship of modern technology and specific places, we can see how innovative technology was introduced, learned, modified, established and finally applied in the design of “regional” modern buildings, townscapes, and industry. These processes could reveal fresh possibilities for architectural regionalism, and open mutually-beneficial communication between different locations.
Thus, discussion on timber structures should be suggestive of common local issues concerning the Modern Movement. Papers with a wide and ambitious range of perspectives are welcome.

KEYWORDS: Wood, Bamboo, Conventional Method/New Method, Traditional Culture, Seismic Reinforcement, Fire Resistive, Forest Resources, Greenhouse Gas, Psychological Effect, High Technology for Timber Structure, Propagation and Transportation…

6. Pedagogies of Docomomo

Created in 1988, Docomomo International is now a global organization with more than 70 active chapters around the globe and a 30-year history. The coming conference aims to raise its activity to a new level. With this in mind, we are going to look back over the 30-years of docomomo’s international practice and its achievements through its global network, with the goal of overcoming the current borders between education, theory and doctrine.
The vision, activity and spirit of Docomomo must be shared not only with professionals, but also with the broader public, from senior citizens to children, through education and enlightenment. The expertise of professionals may not be enough to effectively record and preserve architecture. How can Docomomo, urgently and persuasively, carry its message beyond the Western world? Is its effectiveness related to geography? What tools are needed for more effective education and training?

KEYWORDS: Education, Training, Doctrine, Enlightenment, Vision, Activity, Information, Record, Preservation, Network, Children, Citizen Participation...

7. Documentation and Dissemination

Modern architecture can be experienced not only at first hand, but also virtually, through the media and mass communication: publishing, internet, newspapers, magazines, television, etc. Through them, we can “visit” any building regardless of its location. Photography and video have become partners of architecture. Attempts to formulate modern architecture and spread its theory have been propagated by various forms of media, aiming to expand its values in modern society.
Some architects only presented their visionary architecture as drawings on paper. We could not understand the work of Le Corbusier without publications about his work, his vision and his books. The process of popularizing modern architecture is critical to re-evaluating its significance and how it is understood, especially from the standpoint of the average viewer. Moreover, we acknowledge that the media have evolved between the 20th and 21st centuries. Architecture, that was initially recorded and represented in literature and cinema, is now on digital platforms and virtual systems.
This session will focus on the diverse forms of documenting the characteristics of the Modern Movement. The intention is to explore and debate the development of recording and dissemination technologies, from those first used by architects to promote the ideals of the Modern Movement, to those of the present day. Finally, we will learn how today’s media can benefit architecture and society.

KEYWORDS: Documentation, Media, Books, Magazine, Photography, Drawing, Paper, Popularization, Video, Digital, Online, Virtual, Document, Measurement, Literature, Cinema, Promotion, Record, Representation…

8. Global / Local Modernitites

A general conceptual structure, such as “Asian Modernism” can be posited. Modernization often worked with globalization, but the way the Modern Movement was appropriated, differed according to region. Modern architecture was mainly established in Europe and the United States, but became widespread throughout the world through a process of modernization, which advocated the rationality and universality of an impending modern society. On the other hand, on the arrival of Modernism, the specific traditions and cultures of non-Western countries often tried to integrate mutually different architectural values.
Even today, after globalization, many regions are still trying to find their unique style for the sake of their identity, nation-state ideals, or their environment.
This session will deal with the processes of correlation, appropriation, relationship and synthesis between modern architecture and local cultures and traditions.

KEYWORDS: Modernization, Globalization, Appropriation of Modern Movement, Process, Rationality, Universality, Local Modernism, Global, Regionalism, Identity, Nation State, Environment, Original, Community, Religion, Traffic, Trade, Tradition…

9. Metabolism Reconsidered

Life forms and living systems have inspired many architects who looked at cities and architecture as a type of organism. Kenzo Tange’s proposal for “Tokyo 1960” is an example of this, in which an urban community generated a tree-like system. The Metabolists, who emerged in 1959, attempted to express architecture inspired by living organisms. Kisho Kurokawa, for example, one of the group’s member, designed his architecture consisting of two parts; a permanent infrastructure and interchangeable cells. The Metabolists believed that a living organism could be a model for a growing city.
Organisms still inspire architects today, even though the notion of “growth” has become outmoded. Instead of growth, concepts with the prefix “re-“, such as regeneration, rebirth, recycle, or reuse, have become the reference for the architects in the 21st century.
Are the “re-“ movements of the contemporary world making us re-read Modernism and Metabolism? How have cities been transformed by modern architects inspired by the Metabolists? When it comes to designing sustainable cities, what did architects and planners inherit from them? Can architectural and urban systems be adapted from natural systems?

KEYWORDS: Metabolism, Organism, Living System, Restoration, Rebirth, Recycle, Reuse, Regeneration, Renovation, Re-program, Evolution, Infrastructure, Cell, Vein, Circulation, Gene, Illness, Cure, Occupation, Architectural System, Natural System, Functionalism, City Bionomics

10. Designing Daily Life

Architecture is not the only expression of the Modern Movement. Design includes architecture, furniture, products, and everything related to our life. Modern furniture showed us a new relationship between the human body, function and industrial production. The notion of “modern” has permeated people's lives and completely transformed their lifestyles.
The global distribution of modern objects has promoted these transformations. The “Walkman”, distributed by Sony in the 1980s, was exported worldwide. Everyone on every street around the world listened to music through this amazing machine. Not only was the product designed, but the lifestyle around the machine was designed too. It meant that the modern design of the object also became a characteristic of the medium.
This theme aims to promote debate on how the proliferation of modern designed objects took place, and how they have permeated all parts of life, transforming local customs into cosmopolitan lifestyles. To design a house means to design how one eats, watches television and goes to bed. So, let us discuss what the Modern Movement designed. Any perspectives on the issue, regarding ideology, industry, market, life culture or lifestyle, are welcome.

KEYWORDS: Design, Furniture, Life, Lifestyle, Human’s Body, Function, Industrial Product, Natural Design, Media, Cosmopolitan, Fabric, Cutlery, Wall Painting, Graphic Design, Isotype, Diagram, Pictogram, Life Culture, Market, Tokyo Design 2020…

11. Le Corbusier and the Question of Cultural Heritage

The sites of the architectural works of Le Corbusier, registered as a Serial World Heritage for the first time in the history of modern architecture, were completed a half-century ago, and attest to the proper internationalization of architectural practice around the globe.
It is important to consider the issues raised by the serial works of master architects of the 20th century, in relation to works nominated as Word Heritage. What kind of cultural transformations were presented by Le Corbusier's works? What was the essence of Le Corbusier's architectural culture and how has it spread throughout the world?
We need to keep asking these questions for the future of Le Corbusier's work as cultural heritage. Therefore, papers for this session are expected to discuss both the physical and theoretical sides, and/or how the communities living around the architecture of Le Corbusier have accepted and inherited his works and theory. Discussions on mechanisms for the international development of the Modern Movement will be held, based on the papers selected.

KEYWORDS: Le Corbusier, Chandigarh, Capital and the Region, India, Tokyo, Europe and Asia, America, World Heritage, Attest, Internationalization, Master Architects, Cultural Transformation, Theory of Architecture, Cultural Heritage, Community, Accept and Inherit

12. Others
Issues concerning modern movement other than topics of session 1-11

Call for papers




ドコモモ・インターナショナルでは、“みんなのMoMo 近現代建築の魅力をわかちあおう”というテーマについて議論を深めるため、MoMo(モダン・ムーブメント)にかかわる建物とその周辺環境の保全、保存、修復または増改築に携わる研究者や専門家の参加者を募っています。
現在、東京・上野公園エリア内で開催される第16回ドコモモ国際会議 (2020年9 月10日 ~ 13 日) で発表される論文を選定するため、アブストラクト(論文)を受け付けています。
以下の12のテーマ別セッションの中から1つを選び、2019年8月30日 9月14日(締切延長)21時 までにアブストラクトを提出してください。


Abstract submission guidelines



2.タイトル (英語・最大65文字) & Abstract (英語・最大400 ワード)
3.著者情報 (氏名、大学名・所属機関、国)
7.略歴 (英語・最大200ワード)



2019年3月15日 - 9月14日 論文募集
2019年10月30日 論文受理通知。
2020年1月30日 論文(フルペーパー)初稿提出締切。スピーカーと各セッションの司会者の登録締切。
2020年3月10日 各セッションの議長から発表者へコメント付きの書類の返却期日。
2020年4月15日 論文(フルペーパー)最終稿提出締切。
2020年9月6日 - 10日 ドコモモ学生ワークショップ
2020年9月10日 - 13日 第16回ドコモモ国際会議
2020年9月14日 - 15日 エクスカーション


1. スポーツの空間



2. アーバン・ランドスケープ(都市景観)



3. 近代の集合住宅(ハウジング)






5. 各地域の木構造


キーワード;木、竹、慣習的な方法・新しい方法、伝統文化、耐震補強、耐火性、森林資源、温室効果ガス、心理効果、木構造のための高度な技術、伝搬と輸送(Propagation and Transportation)

6. ドコモモの教育学



7. 記録とその普及



8. グローバル/ローカルな近代性



9. メタボリズム再考



10. 日常生活のデザイン



11. ル・コルビュジエと文化遺産をめぐる課題



1ー11以外でmodern movementに関するテーマ


Every two years docomomo (the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement) organizes an international conference, bringing together docomomo members and friends from its 73 National Working Parties, as an opportunity for in-depth exploration of an important theme or aspect of the Modern Movement.

The forthcoming conference is being hosted by docomomo Japan and will take place at Ueno Park area, in Tokyo, Japan, from 6th to the 15th September 2020, under the theme "Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities".

International Docomomo Conferences combine paper sessions, round-tables, workshops and tours focused on the Modern Movement legacy. In order to foster transnational and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the Modern Movement, the 2020 edition of the international Docomomo Conference will incorporate for the first time a preliminary call for sessions.


Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities

Today, not only in Europe, but in Japan, South America, Africa and throughout the world, the architectural cultural heritage that we call the “Modern Movement” (MoMo) has been exposed to the major force of conscious/unconscious destructions.
We can trace the causes to three reasons:
1: Popular ignorance regarding the MoMo
2: Self-vulnerability of MoMo
3: Skepticism towards MoMo ideology

Hence why , we are embarking on a mission to mitigate these three elements of threat which are endangering the MoMo.
We are calling for, not only, those experts who are directly and indirectly connected to the movement, but all the people interested in the protection of the MoMo in a renewed future, to come together to offer knowledge and experience.
There are also three types of knowledge that we must collect from the global community.
From the experts:
1. Knowledge of relativization and reinterpretation;
2. Technology, methodology and policy to revitalize the value and the vitality of the MoMo.
And, from the adults gathered around the experts and the children who will carry our world towards the future:
3. Knowledge of education and enlightenment.

Conference Registration

Early Registration

(1st September 2019 - 28th February 2020)

Docomomo members atendees:400€
Non-members attendees: 500€
Authors: 300€
Students attendees: 150€

Late Registration

(1st March 2020 - 15th July 2020)

Docomomo members attendees: 500€
Non-members€attendees: 600€
Authors: 400€
Students attendees: 250€

Conference attendee registration fee includes:

  • Conference Information/Documentation
  • Attendance to all conference sessions
  • Attendance to keynote sessions
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Opening and closing event
  • Proceedings of the conference(USB flash drive)
  • Certificate of attendance

After 15th July 2020, no more registrations will be allowed.


Scientific information


Considering the worldwide pandemic situation, we decided to extend the deadline for submitting the full-paper for IDC 2020 Tokyo. Our new schedule is as follows: 20th April 2020: New deadline for all authors to upload the final version of the papers. You need to upload the final file to your dropbox specified to your session. The information was sent on the email from the secretariat on March 23, 2020.


Abstract submission deadline is extended until September 14, 2019.
We invite your active participation.
Please see submission guideline here.

General Description: DOCOMOMO International Students WS 2020 Tokyo

Date: September 6th-10th (5days)

20 September 2019: Announcement of General Description, Program, Site Information, Goal
15 November 2019to 15 April 2019: Call for student participants
15 May 2020: Notification of Acceptance Announcement of Workshop Tutors
15 November 2019to August 2020: Contents01 Existing Site Condition, Background
Contents02 Related Documentation

(Chronological Announcement)

DOCOMOMO2020 Tokyo excursion program

DOCOMOMO 2020 Scholarship

DOCOMOMO JAPAN is setting up scholarship program for participants of the 16th International DOCOMOMO Conference Tokyo Japan 2020.
We will announce the application guidelines in September 2019.

Primary Recruitment
February 2020:Call for Application /
March 2020:Application deadline /
April 2020:Announcement of Scholarship Recipient(s)

Second Recruitment
April 2020:Application announcement /
May 2020:Application deadline /
June 2020:Result announcement

Scholarship Amount
A ¥100,000
B ¥50,000
*Japanese participants are also eligible to apply for scholarship.
*There is no age limit for applying.




ドコモモ国際会議 2020 国際学⽣ WS 2020 東京 概要

期 間:2020年9月6日〜9月10 日

2019年 9月20日: テーマ・敷地に関する基礎資料・公募要項の発表
2019年11月15日~2020年4月15日: 参加学生公募
2020年5月15日: 参加学生発表/チューター発表
2019年11月〜2020年8月: ・01 敷地の現状・背景
・02 関連資料


ドコモモ国際会議 2020 奨学金制度

DOCOMOMO Japanでは、第16回Docomomo国際会議2020東京の発表者・参加者のための奨学金制度を設けます。

第1次募集 2020年 2月末公示 / 3月締切 / 4月発表
第2次募集 2020年 4月末公示 / 5月締切 / 6月発表

A 10万円
B 5万円

DOCOMOMO 2020 Scholarship Application Opportunities


  • Docomomo Japan establishes the scholarship fund available for exceptional applicants who plan to attend the 16th DOCOMOMO International conference 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. It is available for all nationalities who reside anywhere in the world.
  • All applicants must apply in the same procedure for both categories of this financial support and the jury will decide which category be suited for each recipient.
  • The awarded scholarship must be used for the recipient's travel, accommodation, and/or entree fee necessary to attend the 16th DOCOMOMO International conference 2020.
  • The awarded scholarship will be provided in cash (Japanese Yen) directly to the recipient on September 14, 2020, upon arrival.
  • Applicants are allowed to apply for other financial assistance.


Scholarship A 100,000 Japanese yen
Scholarship B 50,000 Japanese yen


Applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Who already have submitted the abstract for the 16th DOCOMOMO International conference 2020 (by September 14th, 2019) and received the confirmation email from the conference secretariat. If the applicant is one of the multiple co-authors, each applicant should apply separately. Applicants are not bound by a paper.
  • Who plans to attend the Docomomo Students Workshop (Sept 6th - 10th, 2020) preceded to the 16th DOCOMOMO International conference 2020, however, applicants only planning to attend the Students Workshop are NOT eligible.

< Note >

  • Applicants must disclose in detail how the scholarship be spent in his/her motivation letter. (see more details below)
  • All the copies of the receipts spent on the scholarship must be submitted by email to the secretariat office in Japan by September 10, 2020. The approved scholarship will be provided in cash (Japanese Yen) on September 14, 2020.

< In short... >

will attend student workshop will NOT attend student workshop
I will attend the main conference AND present the paper YES YES
I will attend the main conference BUT do not present the paper YES YES
I will NOT attend the main conference NO NO

Application Period

First-round application
Saturday, February 1, to Sunday, March 1, 2020
An email notification will be sent to the successful applicants no later than Monday, April 20th, 2020

Second-round application
Monday, April 27, to Monday, May 11, 2020
An email notification will be sent to the successful applicants no later than Monday, June 1st, 2020

Requisite application documents

1 Motivation letter (800 words or less) PDF LANGUAGE/ ENGLISH ONLY
In the document, the applicant describes his/her personal motivation and necessity to present the paper for the 16th Docomomo International contents. If you plan to attend the Student Workshop you should also state the reason why you wish to attend the International student workshop. In the same document, the applicant must disclose in detail how the scholarship be spent including the expected amount.

2 Curriculum Vitae (600 words or less) PDF LANGUAGE/ ENGLISH ONLY

The applicant must write, date and sign an oath stating that he/she will promise to attend the entire 16th Docomomo International Conference 2020 and if applicable, Docomomo Students Workshop. He/she will use the awarded scholarship effectively and honestly.

Full paper (the first version is acceptable).
The applicants who wish to attend Docomomo Student Workshop must also send in an architectural design portfolio (PDF).

Selection method

Docomomo 2020 Scholarship committee comprises a jury to select exceptional and suitable individuals fairly and equitably who meet the Docomomo 2020 Scholarship selection criteria. The contents of the jury discussion will be closed.

Selection criteria

  1. 1 Superior and exceeding contents of his/her paper and architectural design portfolio for student workshop applicants
  2. 2 Explicitly of the motivation letter. Whether it includes a detailed and clarified financial plan. The necessity of financial support must also be displayed.
  3. 3 The exceptional achievements records as supposed to his/her age.
  4. 4 Applicants who wish to attend both Docomomo Students Workshop and the conference will have a priority.

For questions:

Docomomo2020 Secretariat:


Please email your submission as an email attachment (PDF) to

The 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020
Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities

6.30 DOCOMOMO 2020+1 Schedule UPDATE

4.30 DOCOMOMO2020 Covid-19 Statement3

4.18 DOCOMOMO2020 Covid-19 Statement2

3.31 DOCOMOMO2020 Covid-19 Statement


Docomomo Japan, hereby, is holding the 16th International Docomomo Conference in Tokyo, Japan.
Between July and September 2020, Tokyo will host the 32nd Olympic and Paralympic Games with the theme "Connecting to Tomorrow".
In 1964, the Olympic Games, held in Tokyo, transformed urban spaces of the city, the lifestyle and the mindset of the citizens around the country. Today, we must gather to evaluate this legacy and propose a methodology to critically pass-on “Resilient Inheritable Wisdom”.
Based on this spirit and its ideas, we hereby propose “Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities” as the main theme of the 16th International Docomomo Conference.

More Information


Dr. Nahoo has a career as a guide of Access Point: Architecture-Tokyo. She decided to share her unique experiences as virtual tour. Especially she picks up the DOCOMOMO Japan Selection as a program of the DOCOMOMO 2020 + 1 Tokyo for the next year. The character “doco-MOMO” is her assistant of virtual tour.
Modernism is Frozen Discussion is Opened
The Gallery of MOMO Origamic Architecture
Full paper submission deadline is extended.
Abstract submission deadline is extended
DOCOMOMO International Students WS 2020 Tokyo
DOCOMOMO2020 Tokyo excursion program
DOCOMOMO 2020 Scholarship

Dates to Remember

15 March - 14 September 2019 Call for papers
Early November 2019 Call for papers’ notification of acceptance.
31 January 2020 Full paper submission deadline (1st version).
Registration deadline for speakers and session chairs.
10 March 2020 Deadline for session chairs to return papers with comments to the speakers.
15 April 2020 Full paper submission deadline (final version).
Full submission of the key lecture of the session.
6-10 September 2020 Docomomo Student Workshop
10-13 September 2020 16th International Docomomo Conference
14-15 September 2020 Doco Tours


Workshop for Students
6th-10th September 2020

International Conference

10th Opening / Evening Lecture / Welcome Party
11th Academic Presentation / Evening Lecture / Conference
12th Academic Presentation / Night Tour
13th Academic Presentation / Evening Lecture / Round Table
14th Excursion / Symposium / Closing / Farewell Party
15th Excursion

Conference Venue

Ueno Park Area, TOKYO

Conference Organization

Executive Committee

Ana Tostoes (Docomomo International)
Louise Noelle (ISCs Representative)
Yoshiyuki Yamana (Docomomo Japan)
Zara Ferreira (Former Secretary-General of Docomomo International)

Scientific Committee

  • Ana Tostoes (Docomomo International)
  • Changmo Ahn (South Korea)
  • France Vanlaethen (Canada)
  • Franz Graf (Switzerland)
  • George Kunihiro (Japan)
  • Johannes Widodo (Macau)
  • Jose Manuel Pozo (Iberia)
  • Kenji Watanabe (Japan)
  • Ken Tadashi Oshima (US)
  • Louise Noelle (Mexico)
  • Miles Glendinning (Scotland)
  • Ola Uduku (Ghana)
  • Richard Klein (France)
  • Ruth Verde Zein (Brazil)
  • Sangeeta Bagga (India)
  • Scott Robertson (Australia)
  • Shin Muramatsu (Japan)
  • Uta Pottgiesser (Germany)
  • Wessel de Jonge (Netherlands)
  • Yoshiyuki Yamana (Japan)

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