Call for Papers: Giancarlo De Carlo at 100 (1919-2019). Histories of Postwar Architecture 4/2019

Editors: Antonello Alici and Filippo De Pieri

The issue is published on the occasion of the Centennial of Giancarlo De Carlo’s birth (1919) and organised in partnership with the Scientific Committee of the Centennial, hosted by the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. The Committee promotes a program of events aimed at re-evaluating De Carlo’s legacy and contribution to the culture and architecture of the postwar decades.

In 1993, when De Carlo won the RIBA Gold Medal, Colin St John Wilson praised him as “the Master of Resistance” and “the most lucid of his generation of architect-philosophers-in-action” for his strenuous critical activities within the modern movement. De Carlo was part of a generation of architects trained under the influence of European modernism and started their professional career after WWII. For many of these architects, the experiences of the CIAM represented a living heritage that could and should be challenged in response to the emerging social issues and the changing context of the postwar decades.

The issue aims at receiving contributions dealing with any aspect of Giancarlo De Carlo’s biographical trajectory, as well as with themes and episodes of the history of postwar architecture that bear relevant connections with the most important issues behind De Carlo’s work.

HPA will particularly welcome papers capable of broadening the palette of existing interpretations and re-conceptualizing De Carlo’s contribution to postwar architecture. Special attention will also be given to papers which focus on a close analysis of available archival sources, as well as to uncover new ones.

Authors must submit directly full papers (length between 20,000 and 80,000 characters) by 15 September 2019.

The full call for papers with the possible themes for the papers and the instructions for the submission is available here.

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