Call for Papers

Special Issue of the DOCOMOMO Journal

Call for Papers: Modern Movement in Ukraine

Submission deadline: 31 May 2022

In March 2022 DOCOMOMO International has put forward a Solidarity Statement on Ukraine to express their solidarity and to intensify their joint activities of documentation and conservation-related to Modernist Architecture and Urbanism in Ukraine. DOCOMOMO Ukraine since its inception together with other academics and activists has been documenting and analyzing the history of Ukrainian Avant-garde and Modernist Architecture. Today, a number of these objects have been already destroyed or seriously damaged, and in general, this heritage is at risk of being destroyed due to the brutal aggression.

A Special Issue of the Open Access DOCOMOMO Journal will be dedicated to buildings and sites of the Modern Movement in Ukraine in order to better present its history and development, as well as its current state to the world community. You can publish in one of our categories:

  • Lectures
  • Essays
  • Documentation Issues
  • Interviews
  • Heritage in Danger
  • Tributes
  • Conservation Issues
  • Technical Issues
  • News
  • Book Reviews

As an exception, DOCOMOMO will welcome the publication in this special issue of important papers or passages that have previously been published in the scientific press. Please add a written permission of the original publisher agreeing on publishing the paper or part of a paper in DOCOMOMO Journal. All papers, including images in DOCOMOMO Journal are published under CC BY 4.0 license.

DOCOMOMO invites Ukrainian researchers and practitioners to take part in this work and to contribute with papers, book reviews, case studies, digital models and documentations to the project. The contributions for this special issue will be peer-reviewed and selected by the guest editor(s) Prof. Dr. Alexander Bouryak in close cooperation with the editorial team of the DOCOMOMO Journal.


DOCOMOMO International is a non-profit organization dedicated to documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement. It was initiated in 1988 by Hubert-Jan Henket, architect and professor, and Wessel de Jonge, architect and research fellow, at the School of Architecture at the Technical University in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

In the last decades, the architectural heritage of the modern movement appeared more at risk than during any other period. This built inheritance glorifies the dynamic spirit of the Machine Age. At the end of the 1980s, many modern masterpieces had already been demolished or had changed beyond recognition. This was mainly due to the fact, that many were not considered to be elements of heritage, that their original functions have substantially changed and that their technological innovations have not always endured long-term stresses.

Docomomo International’s missions are to:

  • act as watchdog when important modern movement buildings anywhere are under threat
  • exchange ideas relating to conservation technology, history and education
  • foster interest in the ideas and heritage of the modern movement
  • elicit responsibility towards this recent architectural inheritance.

Since its creation, DOCOMOMO International has experienced a rapid growth, establishing itself as a major player not only in the realm of conservation, but also in the broader field of architectural culture. The pluralist, interdisciplinary nature of DOCOMOMO International, due to its ability to bring together historians, architects, town-planners, landscape architects, conservationists, teachers, students and public officials, has been a strong asset.