Docomomo International (International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement) is an international organisation founded in Eindhoven in the Netherlands in 1988 which specialises in the conservation and documentation of modern architecture. Docomomo’s operations have become global and the organisation currently has approximately 70 local chapters or working parties on five continents. More information about Docomomo International can be found at docomomo.com.
Docomomo in Finland
Docomomo Suomi Finland acts as an expert organization for modern architecture in Finland. It procures information and international contacts within its own field of expertise, and its members include universities, museums and municipalities, as well as private individuals. The operations of the Finnish chapter began in 1990 and it was officially registered as a society in 2000.
The most central part of the information and public awareness-raising of Docomomo Suomi Finland is maintaining a selection of important architectural and environmental sites. The list presently contains nearly 90 sites. The first selection of Finnish Docomomo sites originates from the time when a register of modernist sites in the Docomomo member nations was started in 1993, following an international conference held at the Bauhaus in Dessau. Each member nation was asked to present fifty sites of national and ten of sites of international importance for the register. The selection of Finnish sites was later published as a book with texts in Finnish and English: Docomomo. Architectural Masterpieces of Finnish Modernism (Alvar Aalto Academy, Docomomo Suomi-Finland ry, Museum of Finnish Architecture, 2002). The present catalogue, the second of its kind, was published in 2017 and is supplemented with nearly twenty new sites.
Finnish Docomomo also supports publication activities within the field and organizes lectures and field trips to interesting sites of modern architecture.
The activities of Docomomo International as well as the Finnish chapter are open to anyone interested in the field! More information about Docomomo Suomi Finland can be inquired via email at secretary(at)docomomo.fi. You can also follow us on Facebook.
Board of Docomomo Suomi Finland 2020
Petteri Kummala, Ph.D., chairperson
Johanna Björkman, Ph.D.
Helena Hirviniemi, architect
Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen, architect
Jonas Malmberg, architect M.A.
Joona Rantasalo, B.A.
Kaisa Karvinen, architect, secretary
Pirjo Olin, M.Sc. (Econ.), treasurer