Docomomo 2020

Third Round 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.

Application of the third round call for paper had been closed on January 31th 2021.

REAPPLY (Third Round Call for Papers)

We are now accepting new applications for the following new themes:
13. Home and social change
14. Environmental awareness
15. Healthcare architecture
16. Wellbeing and urbanism


  • If your paper is already accepted, you are not eligible to apply for this round of application.
  • If you are accepted for the poster session and already submitted your poster, you are eligible to apply. There is no need for an additional fee.
  • If your paper is accepted and would like to publish in the conference proceedings, prospective authors and all co-authors need to register and pay registration fee regardless of conference participation.
  • After the paper is accepted, you are not allowed to change authors and co-authors. Please be careful.

< Presentations >
Sessions will consist of four papers, followed by 20-minute-discussion time. Each paper should be in English and take no more than 20 minutes to present. Conference papers will be published digitally in the conference proceedings.

< IMPORTANT NOTICE: About 2020+1 >
The 2020+1 conference will be held with hybrid format, through a mixed system between online and PRESENTIAL lectures.Authors can present their papers with pre-recorded video presentations. At the real-time conference, the video recording will be broadcasted at the scheduled place and time. The authors for presenting physically in Tokyo are welcome. The digital proceedings will be published in 2021 before the conference including both online and alive presentations.

Call for Paper‘s Schedule

1 October - 15 November Second call for papers
20 December Second call for papers Call for paper’s notification of acceptance
15 December - 31January Third Round Call for Papers solicitation
15 February Third Round Call for Papers Call for paper’s notification of acceptance
15 March Deadline for the payment registration
31 March Full paper submission deadline (1st version)
30 April Deadline for session chairs to return papers with comments to the speakers
20 May Full paper submission deadline (final version)
29 August 16th International Docomomo Conference Opening reception
30 August - September 2 16th International Docomomo Conference


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+1, 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+1 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+1…

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

13. Home and social change

Post-industrial society has brought changes in our way of living that have had repercussions in the occupation of the dwelling space: consumerism and individualism have grown as new paradigmatic lifestyles; new communication systems have been developed allowing increasingly diverse ways of working; households are no longer exclusively composed of nuclear families; sharing and temporary forms of housing are increasingly common; and people relate to each other at a distance – a condition that Covid-19 has reinforced. It has become important to promote spatial occupations not envisaged when the buildings were conceived, and to address flexibility of use to accommodate current lifestyles and raise levels of satisfaction. This session aims to consider how modern dwellings have responded to different ways of living, from their conception, up to the present day. More than six or seven decades later, are modern dwellings resilient or obsolete? How can modern housing sites and neighbourhoods be preserved while meeting contemporary concepts of comfort, in a continuously changing context of socio-cultural values?

Keywords: modern housing, modern house, dwelling, home, family, diversity of households, lifestyles, social change, housing sharing, temporary housing, telework, spatial occupation, globalization, identity, reuse, renovation, …

14. Environmental awareness

The world is experiencing an unprecedented environmental crisis as well as in the framework of the pandemic covid consequences. Buildings have been identified as being responsible for half of worldwide energy consumption, greatly contributing to global warming and the disruption of natural ecosystems. Modern architecture was renowned for championing technological advancement in pursuit of building a better world. Today we are more aware of the impact of construction and of the scarcity of resources. Did modern architects foresee this situation? How are contemporary architects dealing with these questions in projects to renovate modern buildings? This session seeks contributions that shed light on the development of Modern Movement projects that had the foresight to use passive forms of energy-saving and local resources and knowledge; or that highlight ecologically-responsible renovations of modern buildings that respond to the challenges posed by the current climate crisis.

Keywords: sustainability, environment, energy, climate responsiveness, ecological responsibility, design with climate, technology, materials, local materials and techniques, traditional culture, local modernisms, regionalism, restoration, renovation, reuse, …

15. Healthcare architecture

As the relationship between illness and the built environment is undoubtedly a critical topic, architecture and medicine have always been tightly interlinked. Hospital architecture is a symbol of the modern movement, and one of the most important contributors to the establishment of the formal, technical and spatial codes of its architecture. The interpretation of buildings as “health machines” significantly influenced modern architects such as Le Corbusier and Tony Garnier. They both designed buildings able to admit sunlight and fresh air, due to a concern for the health of the occupants. The challenge of hospital heritage is perhaps the largest and most complex in the history of modern architecture. Responding to the health necessities of a certain time, healthcare buildings are subject to permanent transformations, deactivation, or even being demolished if they are seen as obsolete and unsuitable for today’s functional and programmatic requirements. For this reason, thinking about health architecture as a space for memory is almost a paradox, because it is a typology that has traversed the 20th century in a process of constant evolution that is still ongoing. Hence, this discussion is not only important to safeguard memory, but also to claim a social, cultural and economically-sustainable future for these innovative facilities that have witnessed the passing of one hundred years.

Keywords: healthcare, hospitals, sanatoriums, heritage, technology, healthcare design, construction, sustainability, ventilation, renovation, reuse, sustainability, environment, life culture, …

16. Wellbeing and urbanism

With the swift advances of sciences and technology, in the last 50 years, society has experienced a rapid development, with the evolution of knowledge, healthcare and education contributing significantly to an improvement in living conditions in terms of hygiene and salubriousness. All this was made possible by modernity’s devotion to innovation in science and technology. The investigation of healthcare facilities and cities involves dealing with multiple spheres beyond the technological, physical and psychological. Nowadays, the growing emphasis on wellbeing goes beyond the seminal ideas that modern buildings were cleansing machines, or that modern architecture and urbanism were shaped by bacteria. As health becomes a central focus of political debate, the question arises whether architects, engineers and planners are able to follow the social and medical experts, in seeking a new disciplinary and political agenda to deal with innovations in medical science and technology. Living through the current COVID-19 pandemic, the concerns of architecture and health facilities are once again addressing the realm of “hygiene”. This session seeks both contributions revealing pioneering Modern Movement solutions for improving wellbeing in the conception of urban settlements, and reflections on the sustainable future of our built environment with regards to contemporary challenges.

Keywords: globalization, environment, urban planning, education, urbanism, heritage, technology, traffic, construction, sustainability, ventilation, social space, renovation, reuse, sustainability, environment, life culture, …

Third Round Call for Papers



第3次募集期間   2020年12月15日~2021年1月31日

  • すでに論文を提出されている方は、論文を2つ出すことはできません。
  • すでにポスターセッションで合格されている方でも、第2次募集で論文を提出することができます。なお追加の参加費はかかりません。
  • 著者(Author)、共著者(Co- author)として2021年発行の論文集(Proceedings)に名前を掲載するには、2021年に参加が不可能な場合でも、登録と参加費の支払いが生じます。
  • 論文が合格した後に、著者、共著者の変更または追加はできませんのでご注意ください。




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)


Call for Paper’s Schedule

2020年10月1日-11月15日 第2次論文募集
2020年12月20日 第2次論文受理通知
2020年12月15日-2021年1月31日 第3次論文募集
2021年2月15日 第3次論文受理通知
2021年3月15日 参加費支払い期限
2021年3月31日 論文(フルペーパー)初稿提出締切
2021年4月30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
2021年5月20日 論文(フルペーパー)最終稿提出締切
2021年8月29日 第16回ドコモモ国際会議 開会式
2021年8月30日-9月1日 第16回ドコモモ国際会議
2021年9月2日 国際シンポジウム & 閉会式



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

13.住宅と社会変動 ※これは、試訳です。正文は英語をご参照ください。

脱工業化社会は、私たちが空間をどのように使って生活をしていくか、生活様式そのものに変化をもたらした。消費主義と個人主義は新たなパラダイム的ライフスタイルをもたらし、新しい通信システムの開発はより一層多様な働き方を可能にした。世帯はもはや核家族だけで構成されているわけではない。住宅の共有や一時的居住形態はもはや珍しいことではなくなった。人々は実際の距離を置いて繋がりを見出すようになった。これらはCovid-19により確証されてきたことばかりである。建設当初に想定されていなかった空間利用にどれだけ適用できるか、現在のライフスタイルに対応し満足度を高めるために柔軟性を備えているかが重要となってきている。このセッションは、現代ある住居が、その概念から今に至るまで、さまざまな生活様式にどのように反応してきたかを考察することを目的としている。 60年または70年を経て、現代の住居は持ち堪えるだけの力を備えているのか、それとも単に時代遅れとなってしまっているのか?社会文化的価値観が絶え間なく変化する中で、現代の快適さの概念を満たしながら、近代住宅とその街並みをいかに保存していくことができるのだろうか?


14.環境への配慮 ※これは、試訳です。正文は英語をご参照ください。



15.健康と建築 ※これは、試訳です。正文は英語をご参照ください。



16.健やかさと都市 ※これは、試訳です。正文は英語をご参照ください。





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.


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+1)

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.


DOCOMOMO2020+1 secretariat


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+1 Scholarship Application Opportunities

Docomomo Japan scholarship for the 16th Docomomo International conference 2020+1 is now revised and new scholarship is established to accept new applicants.


Docomomo scholarships have been awarded, before the Covid-19, to support the students and the young emerging scholars for costly travel expenses necessary to attend the international conference. But now that the “travel” part has completely vanished for the virtual conference, the terms had to be revised.

As specified earlier, (*the previous terms of condition is stated at the bottom of the Scholarship web page ) the awarded scholarship must be used for the recipient's travel, accommodation, and/or registration fee necessary to attend the 16th DOCOMOMO International conference 2020+1. The awarded scholarship was supposed to be provided in cash (Japanese Yen) directly to the recipient upon arrival.
This part of the term must be changed.

For the recipients of the first round scholarship A and B, the scholarship fund will be considered as your registration fee and therefore; your registration fee will be reimbursed after the conference ends, by the end of September.

We will also set up a scholarship C which will be accepting applicants from NOW until May 31, 2021, the grant money is the amount equivalent to your registration fee.

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please refer to the “Requisite application documents” section by scrolling down this page.

Eligibility to apply for the new Scholarship C

Applicants must meet the following conditions:

Applicants must be registered authors, co-authors, participants for the poster session, or accepted students of oDOMOs student workshop of the 16th International Docomomo Conference 2020+1.

Application Period

Application deadline 31st May, 2021
Result notification begins from 15th June, 2021

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+1 Scholarship committee comprises a jury to select exceptional and suitable individuals fairly and equitably who meet the Docomomo 2020+1 Scholarship selection criteria. The contents of the jury discussion will be closed.

Selection criteria

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

For questions:

Docomomo2020+1 Secretariat:


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

  • Who already have submitted the abstract for the 16th DOCOMOMO International conference 2020+1 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 preceded to the 16th DOCOMOMO International conference 2020+1, 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. The approved scholarship will be provided in cash (Japanese Yen) on September 2, 2021.

< 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 NO
I will NOT attend the main conference NO NO

The 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1
Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities

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NEW: Docomomo conference 2020+1 proceedings

NEW: 開会式・国立西洋美術館シンポジウム・

8/29 Opening Ceremony, National Museum of Western Art Symposium and Keynote speech,
9/2 Yoyogi Gymnasium Symposium and Closing Ceremony


Docomomo Japan together with Docomomo International are excited that we are able to invite you all to the 16th, but the very first, Docomomo International VIRTUAL Conference from August 29, to September 2, 2021.

Since 1990, every 2 years, docomomo has been constantly holding the international conferences. Last year in 2020, for the first time in our docomomo history, we had to postpone the conference scheduled in Tokyo and hoped to see the worldwide pandemic is to be contained. With the time we actually gained, we were able to enhance and expand the contents of the conference theme and we can now have a much more exciting conference this year in 2021. Session themes are increased from 12 to 16. One change we had to make, however, is to hold this conference completely virtually.

After a year of numerous remote working and online meetings, we all become somewhat familiar with digital system that we knew nothing about before. Even so, it is quite challenging for our organizing committee to shift the conference completely virtually. Thanks to many encouragements and tireless supports given from docomomo international staff, the scientific committee and many fellow members from worldwide, we came to the conclusion that an old dog can learn a new trick! Now we are very pleased to tell you that almost all the contents we planned for the real conference can be shifted to virtual.

We will have 2 keynote speeches at the opening and one at the closing. And all sessions with presentations and discussions will be held in the 3 days in between. We are still in process of organizing detailed schedule, but we realized we need to announce the following online guidelines now for all the participants.

Here are the more details of the virtual conference:

Virtual Conference Guideline (General Information)
About your video presentation
About the proceedings

Dates to Remember

31 January Full paper submission deadline (1st version)
Registration deadline for speakers and session chairs
10 March Deadline for session chairs to return papers with comments to the speakers
15 June Full paper submission deadline (final version)
Full submission of the key lecture of the session
1 October -
15 November
Second round call for papers
15 December -
31 January
Third Round Call for Papers solicitation
20 December Second round Call for paper’s notification of acceptance
31 March Full paper submission deadline (1st version)
30 April Deadline for session chairs to return papers with comments to the speakers
20 May Full paper submission deadline (final version)
29 August 16th International Docomomo Conference Opening reception
30 August - 1 September 16th International Docomomo Conference2020+1
2 September International symposium and closing ceremony


Workshop for Students

International Conference 2020+1

29th August Opening / Key note speech
30th August Academic Presentation
31st August Academic Presentation
1st September Academic Presentation
2nd September Symposium / Closing

Conference Organisation

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)

cTakeshi Kirihara