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Forthcoming Events

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS by Working Parties:
Docomomo Landscapes Book: Selections from the Docomomo Registers
Extended Submission Deadline: 31 July 2019

Docomomo International has approved the preparation of a special thematic book on designed landscapes of the Modern Movement era. We invite Docomomo Working Parties to submit up to 3 landscape sites by the extended deadline of 31 July 2019. The documents below set out the type of book envisaged, the relevant guidelines and provide a simple template format for brief entries to be submitted.

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Landscapes Book_Word Template for Submissions_Extension

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Past Events

Friday, 10 May 2013

The New Tenement: Tradition and Modernity

Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ

Organised by the Mackintosh School of Architecture (Glasgow School of Art) in partnership with the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies (University of Edinburgh) and DOCOMOMO-International (ISC Urbanism + Landscape), with support from the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (AHSS)

About the conference:

The tenement has been 'reinvented' all over Europe since the 1970s.  

The conference will focus on the renaissance of this widespread and, until recently, very controversial housing type, which for the purpose of this conference will be defined as dense flatted residences on a street block plan. Tenements are particularly prominent in Scottish cities and have been a symbolic battleground in the long-running confrontation of history and modernity in the built environment.  

There, and in many other European countries, nineteenth-century tenements inspired a variety of new buildings that adapted features such as perimeter block plans, variations of small-scale design, multifunctional spaces, and regional aesthetics to contemporary uses and preferences - in the process synthesising elements of tradition and modernity.

While the New Tenement is now widely accepted as a desirable dwelling-type, the new visions of the city and its inhabitants are subject of ongoing debates. This includes questions of difference and local identity as well as ideas about self-responsibility, civic engagement, and bourgeois values as opposed to the state paternalism and equal living conditions that had been inherent in the 'high modernist' formulae of the 1950s and 1960s. Against this background, the conference will contextualise the international 'tenement renaissance' since the 1970s and its continuation today.


Proceedings will be published shortly on this website.


Wednesday 7 – Thursday 8 September 2011

Conference on Mass Housing in the Socialist Bloc

Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh)

  • Full programme will be released in due course
  • Initial details from organizers, Miles Glendinning ( and Carmen Popescu (
  • Conference followed by EAHN Tour of Central Scotland, 8-11 September

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Day conference: LANDSCAPES OF THE RECENT FUTURE programme

  • Organized jointly by DOCOMOMO ISC/U+L and Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), with support from DOCOMOMO Scotland.
  • Location: Hunter Lecture Theatre, Room O.17, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF.
  • Main focus: Status of the conservation and protection of landscapes of the mid and late Twentieth Century; Raising awareness of issues; Approaches and practical challenges to conservation; Stimulating action.
  • Details from principal organizer, Dr Jan Haenraets (, or from Miles Glendinning (
  • Download the full programme here: Landscapes of the Recent Future Programme, Landscapes of the Recent Future Programme (Text Version)

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