For an Architect’s Training towards Responsibility





Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


The variety of discussions on architects’ mission, on architectural discipline and the recall on some key figures explain the argument of this Journal entitled For an Architect’s Training. The title quotes Walter Gropius’ “Blueprint for an architect’s training” spread through the French magazine L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui in February 1950 (number 28), dedicated to “Walter Gropius, the spread of an idea” and realized by Paul Rudolph under the direction of Gropius himself who developed his ideas on design education between art and technique, creation, research and applied science.

How to Cite

Tostões, A. (2013). For an Architect’s Training towards Responsibility. Docomomo Journal, (49), 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.