This Docomomo Journal on plastics is the result of collaboration between two Docomomo International Specialist Committees1 (ISCs): the Committee for Technology (ISC/T) and the recently formed Committee for Interior Design (ISC/ID). The two ISCs hosted, together with the Dutch and Belgium Working parties, successive specialist events in October 2017 (TU Delft) and March 2018 (University of Antwerp) which served as a platform for networking, discussion and, subsequently, for dissemination of knowledge on plastics in Modern Movement architecture and design with in-person visits to relevant buildings, institutions and companies.

How to Cite

Böröcz, Z., Loader, R., & Naldini, S. (2022). OUR PLASTIC HERITAGE: WHERE ARE WE NOW?. Docomomo Journal, (66), 4–7. https://doi.org/10.52200/docomomo.66.i






Author Biographies

Zsuzsanna Böröcz, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, Docomomo International, Docomomo Belgium

Zsuzsanna Böröcz is an art and architecture historian (Ph.D. KU Leuven 2004).
She is guest professor at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture and affiliated to both
the KU Leuven Department of Architecture A2I research group Architecture Interiority
Inhabitation and the University of Antwerp Faculty of Design Sciences Henry van de
Velde Research Group. She is also President of Docomomo Belgium and co-chair,
together with Bárbara Coutinho, of the Docomomo International Scientific Committee
on Interior Design.

Robert Loader

Robert Loader is an architect based in London with extensive experience in
repairing and upgrading historic buildings and neighbourhoods. Current research
focuses on the materials and conservation of building facade components developed
in the twentieth century. He is Secretary of Docomomo UK and Chair of the Docomomo
International Specialist Committee on Technology.

Silvia Naldini

Silvia Naldini is senior researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture
of Delft University of Technology and has been active in the field of Conservation
and Maintenance of Monuments for more than thirty years. She works in (EU)
international and national research projects and transfers scientific knowledge
into practice (Monumentenwacht). Recent research concerns Professionalism in
Monuments Conservation and Integral Transformation of Museums. She is editor
of the Rondeltappe book series on Conservation and Transformation and of the
DOCOMOMO International journal.