5th international conference “Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia”
The 5th international conference “Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia”, organized by the City of Gdynia, will be held on October 20-22, 2016. The title of this year’s conference is “20th century architecture – preservation – conservation”.
The conference will constitute an opportunity to review the current state of research on modernist architecture developed in 20th century as well as to discuss issues connected with preservation and conservation of the modernist architecture, including that of the inter-war period.
|15 September 2016||Deadline for full paper submission|
|31 September 2016||End of registration (without abstracts)|
|20-22 October 2016||Conference|
- Prof. Maria Jolanta Sołtysik, Dr. Hab. Eng. Arch. Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk/Gdynia
The origins and spatial development of Gdynia’s modernist centre until 1939
- Prof. Adalberto del Bo, Politecnico de Milano, Milan, Italy
Architectural and Urban Modernism in Italy
- Vladimir Shukhov, Eng., DOCOMOMO Russia, Moscow, Russia
Philosophy of the 1920s - early 1930s Soviet architecture
- Dr Jacek Czubiński, Eng. Arch., Krakow University of Technology, Krakow
Modernism in the interwar architecture of health resort towns in the Prut river valley in the Hutsul region
- MofA Ievgeniia Gubkina, Centre for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv, Ukraine
The socialist city “New Kharkiv” as a reflection of urban planning ideas of interwar modernism
- Dr Grzegorz Rytel, Eng. Arch., Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw
The development of Warsaw’s Frascati area and Wiejska street in the context of the city’s regulatory policy in the 1930s
- Karolina Chomiczewska, M.Sc., Office of the Municipal Conservation Officer, Rzeszów
Rzeszow’s pre-war modernism as an example of how avant-garde architecture was perceived and implemented in the provinces
- Dr Renāte Čaupale, Arch. M.A. of Art, Technical Academy in Rezekne, Latvia
Kārlis Reisons and church architecture of the 1930s
15.00 – 16.00 BREAK
- Dr Aleksandra Sumorok, Strzemiński Academy of Art, Łódź
Polish interiors of the period 1949-1956. Socialist realism and modernisations
- Dr Piotr Marciniak, Hab. Eng. Arch., professor (professor extraordinarius), Poznan University of Technology, Poznan
Not only men were modernists. Women’s architecture during Poland’s time as the Polish People’s Republic
- Agnieszka Drączkowska, M.Sc., University of Gdansk, Gdansk/Gdynia
The architecture of social housing built by Towarzystwo Budowy Osiedli S.A. in the face of interwar Gdynia’s housing crisis
- Dr Anna Orchowska-Smolińska, Eng. Arch., Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk/Gdynia
Gdynia’s port cold stores – a case study of modernist industrial architecture
- Prof. Ana Tostoes, DOCOMOMO International, Lisbon, Portugal
Modernity, between domesticity and monumentality
- Prof. Vladimír Šlapeta, Eng. Arch. Dr Sc., Brno University of Technology, Czechia
Heritage of Czech Functionalism
- Dr Błażej Ciarkowski, Eng. Arch. University of Lodz, Lodz
Ideology vs. conservation – troublesome heritage of Italian totalitarianism
- Elżbieta Jagielska, M. Sc., National Heritage Board of Poland, Warsaw
Assessment of historic values of contemporary architecture – research methodology
- Dr Iwona Liżewska, National Heritage Board of Poland, Olsztyn
Bet Tahara/ Mendelsohn’s house in Olsztyn – Erich Mendelsohn’s first architectural work
- Dr Edward Denison, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Decentering Modernism and World Heritage – A Case Study of Asmara’s UNESCO Bid /
- Dr Joanna Olenderek, Hab. Eng. Arch., professor (professor extraordinarius), Lodz University of Technology, Lodz
Preserving Lodz’s modernist department stores in the face of shopping centre invasion
- Dr Maciej Czarnecki, Eng. Arch., Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw
The heritage of contemporary architecture. The problems, scope and criteria of post-war buildings preservation
- Dr Edita Riaubienė, Dr. Liutauras Nekrošius, Gedmininas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Educational architecture as modernist art collection. Lithuania Case
- Dominik Mączyński, M.sc. Eng. Arch., National Heritage Board of Poland, Warsaw
Modernist development of Warsaw’s Saska Kępa – conservation issues
15.00 – 16.00 BREAK
- Dr Jeremie Hoffmann, Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s Municipal Conservation Department, Tel Aviv City Hall, Israel
Tel Aviv - Gdynia: comparative study
- Dr Robert Hirsch, Eng. Arch., Gdansk University of Technology, Municipal Conservation Officer in Gdynia, Gdansk/Gdynia
The FE BGK residential building in 3 Maja street in Gdynia – flagship example of Gdynia’s modernism and its restoration
- Dr Małgorzata Włodarczyk, Eng. Arch., Włodarczyk + Włodarczyk Architekci, Krakow
Modernist and post-modernist church architecture during Poland’s time as the Polish People’s Republic. Preservation and conservation. The example of Krakow
- Dr Vaidas Petrulis, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Modern Movement as a spirit of the place: case of Kaunas (Lithuania)
|Day 1||Thursday, 20th October 2016||afternoon session: opening of the conference and speeches|
|Day 2||Friday, 21st October 2016||morning and afternoon sessions: speeches and debate|
|Day 3||Saturday, 22nd October 2016||morning session: speeches and presentation of selected examples of modernist architecture in Gdynia|
General principles of participation:
Participation in the conference is free of charge. The organizers do not cover travel expenses nor the costs of stay.
Information for participants:
To register for the conference please fill in the registration form available on the organizers’ website. Please note that due to the limited number of places available, your registration is subject to confirmation by the organizers.
Download registration form
Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Conference Centre
Address: Aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98, 81-451 Gdynia
Public transportation to the Venue:
Bus stop: Centrum Nauki Experyment
From the city centre to Kacze Buki: R, S, Z, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 152, 172, 180, 192, 272.
From Kacze Buki to the city centre: R, S, Z, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 102, 105, 125, 152, 172, 710, 740, 750, 759, 760, 770.
SKM (Fast Urban Railway) station: Gdynia Redłowo
General principles for participation:
Note: due to other cultural and scientific events which will be held in Gdynia at the same time it is highly recommended to book accommodation ahead of time.
Information for speakers:
Participants interested in presenting a paper related to the thematic scope of the conference and not yet published should send their abstracts (ca. 3,000 characters) in English together with the registration form. In addition please enclose your biographical note as well as a list of important or professional achievements. Notification on the acceptance of papers will be sent to participants according to the schedule.
Information for other participants:
To register for the conference please complete the registration form available on the organizer’s website. Due to limited number of places available, it is necessary to receive a confirmation from the organizer after registering.
The four previous conferences in the “Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia” series were held in 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2014. They gathered professionals and enthusiasts of modern architecture from several countries from all over the world.