Global Design and its Re-Use


  • Ana Tostões IST-UTL




Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


Thanks to Finland, the motto “Survival of Modern” justifies going deeper in the relation that connects form and function, aesthetics and ethics. That’s also why the argument is Global Design. The aim of this collective and interdisciplinary reflexion is to contribute for the discussion that relates Modern heritage and interior space, common daily life and musealization of Modern Interior Spaces, gathered underneath a global strategy to better understand and preserve these delicate monuments. In fact, the interior space with all devices and furniture pieces is frequently neglected as an essential matter in safeguard interventions.

How to Cite

Tostões, A. (2012). Global Design and its Re-Use. Docomomo Journal, (47), 2–3.







Author Biography

Ana Tostões, IST-UTL

Is chair of docomomo International ( Architect, architecture historian and associate professor with habilitation at IST–UTL, Lisbon, where she is coordinating the architectural PhD Program. Her research field is the twentieth century architectural and urban history with an emphasis on rehabilitation practices, focusing especially on post–war architectural culture and relations between European, African and American. On these topics she has published widely, curated exhibitions, and taken part in juries and scientific committees. Tostões has been vice–president of the Portuguese Border of Architects and the Portuguese section of the International Association of Art Critics. She’s actually coordinating the research project (PTDC/AUR–AQI/103229/2008) EWV: Exchanging World Visions. The project aims to study Sub–Sahara African architecture and planning mostly built in Angola and Mozambique during the Modern Movement period.