CfP: Special Issue of the DOCOMOMO Journal – Modern Movement in Ukraine

Kharkiv, March 2022 (source: Docomomo International)

In March 2022 DOCOMOMO International has put forward a Solidarity Statement on Ukraine to express our solidarity and to intensify our joint activities of documentation and conservation-related to Modernist Architecture and Urbanism in Ukraine. DOCOMOMO Ukraine since its inception together with other academics and activists has been documenting and analyzing the history of Ukrainian Avant-garde and Modernist Architecture. Today, a number of these objects have been already destroyed or seriously damaged, and in general, this heritage is at risk of being destroyed due to brutal aggression.

A Special Issue of the Open Access DOCOMOMO Journal will be dedicated to buildings and sites of the Modern Movement in Ukraine in order to better present its history and development, as well as its current state to the world community. You can publish in one of our categories. Lectures, Essays, Documentation Issues, Interviews, Heritage in Danger, Tributes, Conservation Issues, Technical Issues, News, Book Reviews.

As an exception, we will welcome the publication in this special issue of important papers or passages that have previously been published in the scientific press. Please add written permission of the original publisher agreeing on publishing the paper or part of a paper in DOCOMOMO Journal. All papers, including images in DOCOMOMO Journal, are published under CC BY 4.0 license.

The word file should be structured as below:

– Title
– Author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) and email address(es)
– Abstract
– Main text
– Illustrations captions and credits
– References
– Biography

We invite Ukrainian researchers and practitioners to take part in this work and to contribute with papers, book reviews, case studies, digital models and documentations to the project. The contributions for this special issue will be peer-reviewed and selected by the guest editor(s) Prof. Dr. Alexander Bouryak in close cooperation with the editorial team of the DOCOMOMO Journal.

Please submit your files online here until 15th May 2022.

DOCOMOMO International will work to ensure free access to this knowledge and research results and together with its committees, with DOCOMOMO Ukraine and external partners will take action in the development of a plan on documentation, protection and conservation of modern heritage sites in Ukraine and calls the international community to join and to develop this plan with us.

Delft, 28th April 2022

Derzprom Palace of Industry, Photo by Robert Byron in Kharkov, late 1920s (source: Docomomo International)

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