CfP: Roundtrip II: From the Alps to the Andes. Le Corbusier and the members of the Latin America Modern Movement. Online, May-December 2021

Call for Papers: Roundtrip II: From the Alps to the Andes. Le Corbusier and the members of the Latin America Modern Movement. Online, May-December 2021

Presented by international researchers on a monthly basis, six sessions will reflect on some of the protagonists of the Latin American Modern Movement who have developed urban projects for the continent, contributing to the debate on the contemporary urban landscape.
After the first lecture series (October-December 2020), Roundtrip: From the Seine to the Rio de La Plata (see more on the ex-momo YouTube Channel) on the relationship between Le Corbusier and Argentina, this second cycle will deepen the role of the protagonists of the Latin American Modern Movement through the architects – from Berta Zegarra Russo to German Semper, from Luz Amorocho to Lucio Costa – who developed an educational and professional relationship between the two continents.
The aim of these meetings is to reflect on urban projects, completed or not, as the result of the exchanges of shared modernity between Europe and Latin America. Topics might include: the role of correspondence exchanges,  the contribution of women architects, the realization of the urban proposals of the Modern Movement, the preservation and enhancement of the heritage resulting from these exchanges.
The opening lecture, Latin America builds: new urban vision, will host Giovanna Borasi (Canadian Centre for Architecture), Mario Cerasoli (Università degli Studi di Roma Tre), Barbara Costantinidis (FAU, Universidad de Belgrano), Luca Montuori (Assessorato all’Urbanistica di Roma Capitale), Olimpia Niglio (Eda Esempi di Architettura) and Florencia Rodriguez (Lots of Architecture – publishers).
Call for COntributions. The international group of research ex-momo (Exchanges of Modern Movement) invites all from the master’s students to the academics with an interest in the urban and architecture historiography of the Modern Movement to present their scientific papers in the framework of the II International Conference.
The gathering will be a multidisciplinary forum open to issues and areas of knowledge that have to do with the theme of discussion. One section of the conferences will focus on women architects or on their role in the development of some projects.
Proposals will be individual and should count 800 words, accompanied by a bibliography, and a 80-word biographical profile must be submitted as Word files to by 19 April 2021. The proposals will be selected by the Scientific Committee. These ones must be original and not published or presented in public events before.
In submitting their proposals, applicants commit to attending the remote congress and presenting their papers orally if they are accepted. Every conference will host two presentations of a junior and senior researcher around the same topic. The proposals accepted will be presented in no more than 20 minutes, allowing for debate at the end of each session. Members of the Scientific Committee will moderate the discussion giving space for an open debate to everyone who wants to participate.
When proposals are approved, a style guide will be provided for the definitive writing of papers,
and all papers examined and accepted will be published in a scientific journal. The official languages of the congress will be English, Italian and Spanish. For all communications with the organization and the submission of abstracts and final papers, please contact
For more information please visit the lecture series webpage.
This call for papers can also be downloaded here.

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