Docomomo US accepts article submissions for publication on our website and in our biweekly newsletter on a wide range of issues concerning modernism. In particular, we invite submissions on the following two topics for inclusion in upcoming newsletters.
Modernism in Education
Education is a core component of the Docomomo US mission: "Through advocacy, education and documentation, we provide leadership and knowledge by demonstrating the importance of modern design principles including the social context, technical merits, aesthetics and settings of these important pieces of American history." Docomomo US invites submissions that explore the preservation of modernism through education, whether in a traditional classroom setting or otherwise. Examples of topics that can be addressed include, but are not limited to: examples of education being used to further the mission of Docomomo US, adaptations to teaching methods due to COVID-19, educational resources for teaching modernism, and connecting modernism with other subject areas, such as historic preservation and contemporary design practices.
Articles on the Modernism in Education theme will be featured in a Fall 2020 issue of the newsletter.
City/Regional Spotlight Series
Inspired by our recent spotlight of "Modern in the Middle" residences in the Chicagoland area, Docomomo US would like to highlight modernism in your city or region. Do you have a new perspective on a well-known site? Are there undiscovered sites you'd like to share with a broader audience? What is the history of modernism in your area? Are there preservation battles brewing that you'd like to shine a light on? Tell us why your city or region should be the next focus of our Spotlight on Modernism series.
All geographic locations are welcome. Proposals may be for a single article proposal or a theme that multiple articles will be submitted under.
The City and Regional Spotlight will be an ongoing series throughout 2020.
How to Submit
Those interested in submitting an article should send a brief description of the proposed content to firstname.lastname@example.org. Docomomo US staff will follow up with you for further discussion. Full submissions are required 15 days prior to publication.