Docomomo International

The Serra Henriques Foundation is an institutional partner of Docomomo - International Committee for the Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement.

The Chair of the International Committee, Ana Tostões, presides the advisory council of Archiprix Portugal, instituted by the Foundation in 2012.

For the Foundation, the collaboration with Docomomo is a strategic axis regarding the dynamics of the Architecture Platform, sharing the mission of boosting Architecture education and the civic preservation of the built heritage.

Within these domains, the Serra Henriques Foundation promotes an editorial action through which it intends to contribute to bring the citizens closer to the reflection around the subject of Architecture.

This publication is contextualized, apropos, within the guidelines defined in the Public Policy for Architecture and Landscape in what concerns Education towards Architecture, whose main objective is that of contributing to the awareness of the role of Architecture in the city's construction and in the way it affects the lives of its citizens, aiming to boost higher levels of literacy in this area, able to generate a critical mass that demands higher levels of quality and, therefore, promotes greater participation in the processes of city-building.

Acknowledging the importance of the Modern Movement in history and, in particular, in the History of Architecture, the Serra Henriques Foundation joins Docomomo International for this publication, focusing on ten buildings that represent the Modern Movement in Portugal and in Portuguese architecture, hence intending to highlight some of the references of cultural material expression that, by ignorance, may go unnoticed.

It is a bilingual edition that intends to have a role in the disclosure and promotion of Portuguese architecture, in this case concerning the Modern Movement, but also at an international level.

This publication intends to be extensive and address the general public, acquainted or not with these subjects and transversal in education and age.

To reach this object, we chose to use illustration as a conduit of information and a way to captivate audiences. It is a book that tries to conceive a new way of talking about Architecture. With the scientific guidance of Ana Tostões, illustrations by João Fazenda and coordination of Sofia Amaral Pereira, This is Modern Architecture for all!