Docomomo Virtual Exhibition

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DOCOMOMO International launches today the docomomo virtual exhibition (MoMove). The exhibition launch will take place at Técnico – University of Lisbon, during the IST Doctoral Week with the presence of Ana Tostões, docomomo International Chair, Andrea Canziani, António Bandeirinha, Horacio Torrent, Miles Glendinning and Timo Tuomi.

The website – exhibition.docomomo.com – offers a selection of more than 3000 buildings and sites of the Modern Movement. This is a unique database for its geographic reach and number of works. In order to increase public awareness to the importance of this recent and devalued heritage, this virtual exhibition is also a tool to promote its study, interpretation and protection.

Based on a world map, the user can search any building or architect, discover essential data, filter information by keywords, find image galleries and videos. The buildings can be shared on major social networks or commented directly. The MoMove also functions as a mobile app (web) making it easy to use while traveling and visiting a proposed tour within a close area or topic of interest. We hope you enjoy the experience

The docomomo virtual exhibition will be always in constant transformation, counting on you to keep it updated and accurate. This is also the result of all your efforts. Thank you for making the virtual exhibition possible.

The DOCOMOMO Virtual Exhibition (MoMove) features a selection of buildings, sites and tours related to the Modern Movement Architecture. Created in 1988, DOCOMOMO (DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement) is a global not-for-profit organization, present in 70 countries and regions, devoted to the safeguard of this particular architectural heritage (www.docomomo.com). MoMove, as the name suggests, is an invitation to travel and visit a selection of buildings and sites. This web-based platform and database tool serves as a mapping resource for Modern Movement architecture around the globe. MoMove contains an architectural tagging system that filters the buildings by architect, city, type and decade. MoMove was created by DOCOMOMO International, Lisbon Headquarters, 2015.

Mission

The MoMove is an effective step to accomplish the DOCOMOMO mission, as it was defined in the Eidhoven-Seoul Statement in 1989 and 2014 (http://www.docomomo.com/Eindhoven). DOCOMOMO endeavors to increase public awareness of the Modern Movement, to preserve and promote the study, interpretation and protection of its architecture, landscape and urban design.

A global network of contributors

MoMove was the result of the volunteer work of DOCOMOMO members all around the world. It is important to mention that DOCOMOMO International has an open understanding of the Modern Movement which admits very different architectural expressions in accordance to the local interpretation.

DOCOMOMO is responsible for curating the exhibition, verifying all the new entries and making them public, as well as uploading files such as audio, video and short films. The individual contributors and their working parties are responsible for the written content. DOCOMOMO working parties can continue their work and improve the exhibition by adding new content and files. The complete credits of the DOCOMOMO virtual exhibition can be found here: credits

Users will be able to comment and share buildings through a social network such a Twitter or Facebook. If you are interested in expanding the exhibition, help us by sending your photos, drawings, interviews or videos to docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa.pt.

Growth

DOCOMOMO International has been developing a digital communication strategy dedicated both to experts and a wide public audience namely: improvement of the DOCOMOMO website, online shop, monthly release of a complete newsletter, the regular update of DOCOMOMO Facebook wall and twitter timeline. MoMove is a global digital database providing trustworthy information submitted by the DOCOMOMO network of experts. Hopefully this database will grow with the help of our members who can upload short films, sound tracks and images and provide links to other web resources.

Last but not the least, MoMove is always interested in hearing feedback from our users. Your help will be what keeps MoMove growing and evolving.