2019 | Docomomo Germany and 3rd RMB Conference | Germany

Alexander Fischer

Online Publication - Selected Papers 2019:

3rd RMB and 16th Docomomo Germany Conference | Berlin, Germany

U. Pottgiesser, F. Jaschke, M. Melenhorst (Eds): 100 Years Bauhaus. What Interest Do We Take In Modern Movement Today?, Selected Papers from 3rd RMB and 16th Docomomo Conference, Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe and Docomomo Germany, Lemgo, 2020.

ISBN: 978-3-939349-34-1 |    DOI: 10.25644/n4qq-q019


Online Conference Proceedings 2019:

3rd RMB and 16th Docomomo Germany Conference | Berlin, Germany
Michel Melenhorst, Uta Pottgiesser, Theresa Kellner and Franz Jaschke (Eds.): “100 YEARS BAUHAUS. What interest do we take in Modern Movement today?”. 3rd RMB and 16th Docomomo Conference, Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe and Docomomo Germany, Lemgo, 2019
ISBN: 978-3-00-062580-0  |    DOI: 10.25644/ehew-9179

100 Years Bauhaus:  What interest do we take in Modern Movement today?
1. March 2019 | Werkstatt der Kulturen | Wissmannstraße 32 12049 Berlin | Germany

DOCOMOMO Deutschland, the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture and the EU project ‘Reuse of Modernist Buildings (RMB)’ invite you to the 16th DOCOMOMO Germany and 3rd RMB Conference. This first event in Berlin on the 1st of March 2019 at the Werkstatt der Kulturen continues the tradition of the Karlsruhe DOCOMOMO Germany Conferences. The EU project RMB initiates a pedagogical framework on the European level based on common definitions, methods, and approaches for the ‘reuse’ of modern buildings, with the aim of offering a ‘Joint Master on Reuse of Modernist Buildings’. In this context, the conference will take place in a new format as a combination of invited keynote speeches and selected scientific lectures – in 2019 with the theme: 100 years Bauhaus: What interest do we take in Modern Movement today?


The international Conference in Berlin takes the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus as an opportunity to discuss the significance of modernity in the 21st century. The focus should not be on the Bauhaus itself, but on the concepts, visions and impulses emanating from modern movement. They should be related to today’s social, economic, cultural and in particular creative issues. 

\\Are the social, spatial and constructional concepts formulated by modern movement and post-war modernism still sustainable today? 

\\What role do cultural and climatic conditions play in the preservation, renovation and transformation of spaces, buildings and modern movement sites? 

\\How can the basic ideas of classical modernism be continued 100 years later and thus contribute to solving current challenges? 

\\What contribution must academic and vocational training make and which formats are suitable for this?


The invited keynote speakers will comment on these questions and in particular introduce the role of architecture as a planning and design discipline. David Chipperfield (requested) will report on the preservation and transformation of the listed National Gallery of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Berlin, which challenges the icons of modernity in conceptual and constructive terms. Fernando Romero is a Mexico city based Architect, recognized as one of the leading architects of his generation. He was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum in 2002, one of the 50 Most Influential Designers by Fast Company in 2012 and became an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2013. His many accolades include the Bauhaus Award and the ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot Award. Romero and his office fr·ee are involved in a wide range of educational and cultural activities. Regeneration, a project restoring selected pieces of modern Mexican architecture, preserves culture and creates awareness about the role of architecture and design in Mexico. Wiel Arets was dean at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture (IIT) for five years, succeeding Mies van der Rohe as an architecture teacher and working in a restored building designed by Mies van der Rohe in Chicago. He has a close connection to the legacy of the Bauhaus in the USA. In his speech, he will comment on the significance of the mod race today, among other things, based on his design for the Antwerp Tower.

In the evening there will be a moderated podium discussion with the speakers.


The event will be accompanied by various excursions to sites of modern movement and post-war modernism in Berlin. These take place on Saturday, 2nd of March 2019 before and after the conference: Hansaviertel, Neue Nationalgalerie, Akademie der Künste.

Further information will annouced later.


Werkstatt der Kulturen | Wissmannstraße 32 12049 Berlin | Germany


Actors from academia, teaching and practice involved in processes of conservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement to address the conference theme. DOCOMOMO Germany is pleased to receive abstracts related to one of the following topics according to the Docomomo working groups and international scientific committees:
o Education + Theory (about programs, concepts and approaches)
o Register (about buildings, typologies or architects / planners),
o Urbanism + Landscape (about building ensembles, outdoor spaces and policies)
o Technology (via components, materials or techniques)
o Interior Design (about interiors, extensions and atmospheres)

Abstacts in English or German must follow the abstract submission guidelines below. Thematic sessions (german or english) are defined after the abstracts have been selected. Selected contributions will be published in a conference proceedings. Please send the abstract by June 30, 2018 (12.00 GMT) to the following email: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein..


The submission must be done, in English or German, by filling the following required information:
1. Title (65 characters max) & Abstract (300 words max); Keywords (5 words);
2. Topic selection (Urbanism+Landscape, Education+Theory, Technology or Interior Design).
3. Authors information (Name, University/Company/Organization, Country);
4. Biography (100 words max); please indicate your email and phone number here.

  • Abstracts should define the subject and summarise the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The paper’s content should be the product of well-documented original re-search 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, due to the personal presenta-tion.
    • Each speaker is expected to pursue their own institutional or other support for registration and for travel and accommodation. DOCOMOMO Germany can not provide financial support.
    These guidelines will also be published on the website of docomomo Germany.


12.02.2018 – Call for Abstracts
30.06.2018 – Submission of Abstracts
22.09.2018 – Notification on Acceptance
22.11.2018 – 1.Submission of Papers
20.12.2018 – Final submission of Papers


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