To Docomomo friends and members,
This is the final newsletter for 2013. We hope to continue to bring news, events and alerts to buildings at risk next year. Have a merry and modern Christmas and summer break.
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13th International Docomomo Conference | September 2014

 Call for Papers of the 13th International Docomomo Conference that will take place in Seoul, Korea, between 24-27 September 2014. Expires 20 December 2013

Read online.


VICTORIA:  Summer Exhibitions at the NGV International and Potter Galleries Melbourne:

NGV International: "Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion comprises over 200 photographs and more than 30 garments. This stunning exhibition captures the sophistication of the modern woman and the elegance of high-end fashion from this golden age of fashion and photography. ...The exhibition will also showcase Art Deco fashion including garments and accessories from the 1920s and 1930s which express characteristic Art Deco motifs and introduce the modern forms of twentieth and twenty first century dressing. The development and changes in the slip dress and coat through the 1920s and 1930s will be shown with examples by leading designers of the day including Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet, Madame Paquin and Callot Soeurs."

MELBOURNE NOW: " Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex cultural landscape of creative Melbourne."


Living in a Modern Way: California Design 1930-1965,

Exhibition and Catalogue

"California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way' introduces Australian audiences to a broad spectrum of industrial, architectural, commercial, fashion and craft design from California.

Organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and curated by Wendy Kaplan (Curator and Department Head) and Bobbye Tigerman (Associate Curator) from LACMA’s Decorative Arts and Design Department, the exhibition presents over 250 objects, including an iconic aluminium 1936 Airstream ‘Clipper’ trailer.

Pre- and postwar Californian designers introduced numerous innovations to the design process, and exploited the availability of new materials such as moulded and shaped plywood, fibreglass, wire mesh and synthetic resins — materials and techniques, which, in many cases, grew out of the defence and aerospace industries and defined modern American material culture. Objects by the acclaimed designers Charles and Ray Eames, Henry Dreyfuss, Dorothy Wright Liebes and Raymond Loewy all feature, while the household names Levi Strauss and Mattel are profiled through displays of fashion and children’s toys."


AIA NSW one day bus tour to Tocal will take place in April 2014

- leaving from Tusculum and also picking up in Newcastle

- for info contact Noni Boyd on


Furniture, Structure, Infrastructure

Making and using the urban environment
by Nigel Bertram / NMBW Architecture Studio
Ashgate Publishing (UK)
Design Research in Architecture Series

This book is a collection of urban research and architectural projects by award-winning architects Nigel Bertram / NMBW Architecture Studio, using observation as a design tool and design as an observational method. Through this process, a position on the making of architecture and on the role of architecture within the wider urban environment is established; embracing the full messy reality of the present, finding delight in the everyday and developing sensitivity to a range of found environments. By taking pre-existing conditions seriously, each project, architectural or analytical, large or small, becomes understood as the strategic renovation of a continuing state.

The aims, techniques and thoughts are presented through the discipline of the architectural project, where precise strategies must in the end be found to define an exact physical arrangement and materiality, usually at minimum cost. This collection of works researches the manner in which such precision can also generate openness and indeterminacy, allowing and provoking the engagement of others.