In August 1965, Le Corbusier, recognized as the most important architect of the twentieth-century, passed away in the Mediterranean Sea waters. For this reason, the Architectural Design Department at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, with the support of the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris, promotes this international conference in Valencia.
Le Corbusier was one of the most prolific architects in the creation of links between ideas and images, between visual arts and architecture, between history and modernity. The power of his ideas was continually being tested and confirmed by his architectural work. In his projects, writings, paintings and sculptures he worked out different visions of what should match architectural modernity, which drew on a personal background built upon diverse ideological references.
If there is any outstanding feature in his career, it is the transversal condition of his creative work. This idea of transversality enables us to open this conference to artists, historians, book publishers, photographers, thinkers and, of course, architects
The LC 2015 congress will be held on November 18-20 2015 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), which has been recently ranked as the best technical university in Spain by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2014.
Main lecturers* (Tim Benton, Jean Louis Cohen, Antoine Picon, Josep Quetglas, Bruno Reichlin, Arthur Ruëgg)
Guest lecturers* (José Ramón Alonso, Juan Calatrava, Arnaud Dercelles, Marta Llorente, Xavier Monteys, María Cecilia O’ Byrne, Marta Sequeira, Marida Talamona)
(* waiting for confirmation)
Oral presentation
Poster presentation
Le Corbusier in Rusia “Paris n’est pas Moscou”
Le Corbusier’s filmography
Drawings and models of Le Corbusier’s work
Presentation of publications on Le Corbusier
Student’s work presentation from Architecture Schools
The program committee encourages the submission of articles that communicate and explore some of the aspect of Le Corbusier’s work or of his life.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:
Le Corbusier’s formation
Le Corbusier and the Visual Arts
Savoir habiter. The question of dwelling.
Le Corbusier, global architect
Le Corbusier: texts, books and writings.
Interiors by Le Corbusier.
Urban views: Le Corbusier and human habitat
Le Corbusier: personal moments
Creative work at 35 rue de Sèvres. Le Corbusier and partners.
Le Corbusier, 1965. Last year, last work.
Le Corbusier’s legacy
Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, published by UPV Press, and will be provided with a DOI number and indexed in major international bibliographic databases. Authors of selected papers could be awarded and invited to submit an extended version to be published as a chapter in a book edited by the organization of the Congress.
Call for papers: January 12th – March 3rd, 2015
Abstract acceptance: April 7th 2015
Submission of papers, posters, presentations of publications: June 9th 2015
Results of the review process: July 14th 2015
Final paper submission July 28th 2015
Final decision about presentation format (oral, written or poster) September 8th 2015
Printed poster submission: November 3rd 2015
Deadline for early registration: April 17th 2015
Deadline for registration: November 11th 2015
CONFERENCE: November 18th – 20th 2015

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