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Title: Learning to reuse modernity: the educational challenge
Authors: Moniz, Gonçalo Canto 
Canziani, Andrea
Quiroga, Carolina
Issue Date: 28-Aug-2019
Publisher: Docomomo International; Docomomo Slovenia
Serial title, monograph or event: Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change
Place of publication or event: Lisbon; Ljubljana
Abstract: After three decades since the founding of DOCOMOMO, education continues to be an essential matter when thinking about the future of modern heritage, but today it requires a critical reflection on the conceptual and methodological changes we need to face in the present context of complexity. Modern Architecture is now crossing a paradigmatic time not only because of its inevitable degradation but because of the impact of these new scenarios that force us to rethink their conservation and reuse, considering both their special constructive condition and specific functionality and the role in the collective memory as recent heritage. Architectural design education must address these critical issues as a strategic content that anticipates a more appropriate practice. Te conservation and the reuse of modern buildings are still out of most schools of architecture. Tis paper presents three different and complementary didactic experiences developed in Europe and South-America: Mindful design for updating mass housing neighbourhoods (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Experimental re-design to integrate modern single housing to contemporary life (University of Belgrano, Argentina) and Participatory design to open up a modern school building to the neighbourhood (University of Coimbra, Portugal). Tey highlight the relevance of confronting the students with issues like history and memory, and their importance even for apparently ordinary buildings, not only for modern iconic monuments. Te results also prove the relevance of an interdisciplinary approach and the relevance of the social dimension of conservation, because it implies to deal with the value of modernity for the memory of the community that can be involved in keeping the values of the modernity they are inhabiting.
Description: 15th International Docomomo Conference. Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 28-31 August 2018.
ISBN: 978-989-99645-4-9
Rights: openAccess
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