• Team 10: Debate and Media in Portugal and Spain

    2019-03-13

    JOELHO 10 (2019)

    Team 10: Debate and Media in Portugal and Spain

    Guest Editors: Nuno Correia, Pedro Baía, Carolina B. García Estévez

    For issue nº10, the journal Joelho will be published in association with the International Conference «Team Ten Farwest: Critical Revision of the Modern Movement in the Iberian Peninsula, 1953-1981», which will be held in FAUP - Porto University School of Architecture, in 28-30 November 2019 — the year that marks the 60th anniversary of the last CIAM Meeting of 1959, in Otterlo.

    For the preparation of this Conference, two preliminary meetings were held, where several contributions of Portuguese and Spanish researchers were presented — in Guimarães, December 2017, and Barcelona, June 2018. These different historiographical perspectives were centred on subjects like the protagonists, the processes, architectural works, urbanism, and representation; from anthropology to cinema, from pedagogy to research, from architectural language to theory, from housing to tourism, from image to criticism.

    Joelho 10, guest edited by Nuno Correia, Pedro Baía, Carolina B. García Estévez, proposes to deepen the knowledge about the means of diffusion in the Iberian Peninsula on the ideas coming out of the Team 10 meetings held in Europe between 1953 and 1981.

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Proposed articles to be published in Joelho 10 should be focused on the following topics:

    Debate — A series of meetings, exhibitions and congresses took place in Portugal and Spain in order to discuss the housing problem and the growth of cities, thus reflecting the debate that was taking place in Team 10 meetings, even when the main theme of those events was not the debate produced by Team 10 itself.

    Media — In general, architectural magazines were one of the main medias to spread Team 10 message. Both in Portugal and Spain, different kinds of periodicals kept giving news of the debate generated in those Team 10 meetings and publishing the works of some of their protagonists. However, publications in all forms are suggested for further exploration and debate, such as: architectural magazines, books, manifestos, television shows, radio programmes or documentaries.

    Protagonists — There are also many groups or individual personalities who helped to spread and criticize Team 10 ideas and projects. In order to frame the reception and diffusion of Team 10 ideas through Portugal and Spain, it is suggested to recover the influence of the most important contacts between Iberian protagonists and Team 10 members.

    GUIDELINES

    — We welcome full papers in English, up to 4000 words, APA style, which should include the title of the proposal article, the footnotes and an abstract with 250 words.

    — Full Articles will be blind peer reviewed.

    — Proposals must be submitted in Word (.doc format) in the Joelho website: https://impactum-journals.uc.pt/joelho/submissions

    — For any question about the submission of the proposal articles or any problems using the link, please email the guest editors at teamtenfarwest@gmail.com

    CALENDAR

    Call for papers opening — 17 March 2019

    Deadline for full paper submission — 17 June 2019

    Notification of acceptance and papers review — 17 July 2019

    Final full paper submission — 2 September 2019

    Team Ten Farwest Conference — 28-30 November 2019

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  • Joelho 9: Reuse of Modernist Buildings: pedagogy and profession

    2018-12-27

    Reuse of Modernist Buildings: pedagogy and profession

    Invited editors: Michel Melenhorst, Gonçalo Canto Moniz, Paulo Providência

     

    As the story goes, the once-famous Dutch architect Piet Blom liked to take an evening stroll around the sites of buildings of his under construction to critically reflect on the day’s results. If dissatisfied with some beam, column or other part, he would not hesitate to write an instruction in oil crayon on the offending component for the workers, such as ´perhaps better not´ (a euphemism for remove!). For Blom, the architect who had coined the term of structuralism, to design was to solve a puzzle, in which all the pieces should fit regardless of style. Later on in his career especially, the decisions he took had nothing to do with fashion; he crafted, planed and sliced on his own half-finished buildings. Whether new or existing, finished or unfinished, it made no difference to him.

    When designing new constructions, architects tend to blithely go their own way with regard to style. When working as a designer with building stock, however, you have to take a stance on dealing with the style of your predecessor(s). For a very long time, the correct ´stock attitude´ was shaped by methodologies developed in the late 19th century. Until recently, within the German-speaking context, the debate was strongly coloured by opinions developed by the art historian Georg Dehio (don´t restore, preserve!) and interpretations of the standpoints of the Austrian Alois Riegl, who was also an art historian, and his pleas for a cautious, respectful interaction with different style epochs without favouring one over the others. This was in fact all very modernist, honest and clear, and provided a counterbalance to the 19th-century eclecticism. Similar discourses and attitudes dating from this time can be found in most European countries. Two well-known representatives of this school are Heinz Döllgast (restoration of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich) and Carlo Scarpa

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  • Joelho 8 - Ideas and Practices for the European City

    2018-01-15

    The issue #8 of Joelho - Journal of Architectural Culture has just been published. This issue, dedicated to the theme "Ideas and Practices for the European City", was co-edited by José António Bandeirinha (CES, DARQ, UC) Luís Miguel Correia (CEIS20, DARQ, UC) and Nelson Mota (TU Delft). Joelho 8 publishes contributions from Ákos Moravánszky, Irina Davidovici, Matthew Teissmann, Alexandre Alves Costa, Chiara Monterumisi, Harald Bodenschatz, Joana Capela de Campos and Vitor Murtinho, Platon Issaias, Kasper Lægring, Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli, and Jorge Figueira and Bruno Gil. These scholars discuss the multiple facets of the European city as the vital locus for the historical processes that populate our imagination as urbanites. In three complementary parts - Discourses, Projects, and Reviews - Joelho 8 presents a critical cross-section of ideas and practices for the European City developed over the last century. The articles included in this issue discuss several instances of the European city as a palimpsest, a physical and mental support where multiple historical phenomena are overlaid. Looking from different intellectual perspectives, Joelho 8 shows the European city as a place of coexistence, a stable, yet dynamic, organism against which the flow of time and the accumulation of experiences takes place. Joelho 8 allows us to travel in time, navigating through different aspects that have contributed to make the European city a cherished repository of collective memory and a shared cultural heritage.

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  • Joelho 7 - Learning from Modern Utopias

    2016-12-25

    With the crisis of modernism, modernist utopias came to be seen as the cause of the fragmentation, suburbanization and dehumanization of the city and as a tool in the hands of real estate speculation. However, modernist utopias were critical visions committed to social, humanist and technical research for the improvement of living conditions in the industrialized city. On the one hand, one cannot deny the modernist attempts to reconcile the urban predicaments raised anew by the industrialization process and the creation of a new, post-industrial social condition. On the other hand, it can be argued that the problems the contemporary city has to deal with have much in common with those that gave rise to the modernist utopias: bigness and high density, circulation and traffic congestion, public health and social changes, cultural identity and technological development, capitalist profit and corporate power. It is therefore to be expected that links should be found between those utopias and contemporary strategies of urban design. The challenge launched by Joelho for this issue aims at exploring these links.

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