ROUNDTRIP II : From the Alps to the Andes. Le Corbusier and the members of the Latin American Modern Movement

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Six sessions on a monthly basis, presented by international researchers reflecting on some of the protagonists of the Latin American Modern Movement who have developed urban projects for the continent, contributing to the debate on the contemporary urban landscape.After the first lecture series (October-December 2020), "Roundtrip: From the Seine to the Rio de La Plata" (see more on YouTube Channel ex-momo) on the relationship between Le Corbusier and Argentina starting from the journey of 1929, in this second cycle will deepen the role of the protagonists of the Latin American Modern Movement through the architects - from Berta Zegarra Russo to German Semper, from Luz Amorocho to Lucio Costa - who developed an educational and professional relationship between the two continents.The aim of these meetings is to reflect on urban projects, whether completed or not, the result of the exchanges of shared modernity between Europe and Latin America. Among the topics: the role of correspondence exchanges / the contribution of women architects / the realization of the urban proposals of the Modern Movement / preservation and enhancement of the heritage resulting from these exchanges.

opening lectureLatin America builds: new urban visionGiovanna Borasi, Canadian Centre for ArchitectureMario Cerasoli, Università degli Studi di Roma TreBárbara Constantinidis, FAU, Universidad de Belgrano Luca Montuori, Assessorato all’Urbanistica di Roma Capitale Olimpia Niglio, Eda Esempi di ArchitetturaFlorencia Rodriguez, Lots of Architecture - publishers

hosted by Federica Ciarcià and Fernando Martinez Nespral

Call for Contributions

The international group of research ex-momo (Exchanges of Modern Movement) invites all from the master’s students to the academics with an interest in the urban and architecture historiography of the Modern Movement to present their scientific papers in the framework of the II International Conference.The gathering will be a multidisciplinary forum open to issues and areas of knowledge that have to do with the theme of discussion. One section of the conferences will be focus on women architects or on their role in the development of some projects.Proposals will be individual and should counts 800 words, accompanied by a bibliography, and a 80-word biographical profile. The proposals will be selected by the Scientific Committee. These ones must be original and not published or presented in public events before.When proposals are approved, a style guide will be provided for the definitive writing of papers, and all papers examined and accepted will be published in a scientific journal.The official languages of the congress will be English, Italian and Spanish.For all communication with the organization and the submission of abstracts and final papers, please use this email address:


March 15 Call for AbstractsApril 19 Deadline for AbstractsApril 30 Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance ConferenceMay 28 Opening lectureJune 30 Submission of Draft papersAugust 3 Return of Edited PapersOctober 30 Deadline for submitting final texts for publication December 2021 Publication of Papers

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