16th International Docomomo Conference in Tokyo, Japan




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Docomomo Japan and Docomomo International together regrettably came to a decision to postpone the 2020 conference for a year. The team continues to carefully monitor the situation in order to make a decision in setting a new schedule for the postponed conference. Read the full statement.

16th International Docomomo Conference
Tokyo Japan 2020 2021

Inheritable Resilience:
Sharing Values of Global Modernities

Every two years Docomomo organizes an international conference, bringing together docomomo members and friends from its 73 National Working Parties, as an opportunity for in-depth exploration of an important theme or aspect of the Modern Movement.

The forthcoming conference is being hosted by Docomomo Japan and will take place at Ueno Park area, in Tokyo, Japan, from 6th to the 15th September 2020, under the theme "Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities".

International Docomomo Conferences combine paper sessions, round-tables, workshops and tours focused on the Modern Movement legacy. In order to foster transnational and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the Modern Movement, the 2020 edition of the international Docomomo Conference will incorporate for the first time a preliminary call for sessions.

Dates to Remember

March 15 - September 14, 2019: Call for papers

Early November 2019: Call for papers’ notification of acceptance.

January 30, 2020: Full paper submission deadline (1st version). Registration deadline for speakers and session chairs.

March 10, 2020: Deadline for session chairs to return papers with comments to the speakers.

April 15, 2020: Full paper submission deadline (final version). Full submission of the key lecture of the session.

September 6-10, 2020: Docomomo Student Workshop

September 10-13, 2020: 16th International Docomomo Conference

September 14-15, 2020: Docomomo Tours


Early registration ends February 28. Become a Docomomo US member at the International level or above and receive 100€  off the registration cost.

Visit the conference website for full details and registration information.