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Docomomo Australia News - September 2015

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Docomomo US Tour Day

Announcing "Explore Modern" Docomomo US Tour Day 2015 celebration 

Tour Day is Docomomo US’ annual national event that works to raise the awareness of and appreciation for buildings, interiors and landscapes designed in the United States during the mid-20th century. Now in its ninth year, Tour Day invites organizations and people across the country to take stock of significant 20th century built design in their state, city, region or neighborhood and celebrate that work with a tour. 

The theme "Explore Modern" encourages participants to explore the innovative and progressive work of mid-century architects and designers found in their cities - from the planned community and iconic monument to the house next door.

Docomomo US - TOUR DAY Set to take place on October 10, 2015
and throughout the month of October, includes more than
50 tours in 21states and 37 individual cities.

http://www.docomomo-us.org/tourday

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Concrete plans: brutalist buildings to be celebrated in National Trust tours

Trust will offer behind-the-scenes look at icons of the controversial architectural movement, including the Southbank Centre and Park Hill flats

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/sep/07/concrete-plans-brutalist-buildings-to-be-celebrated-in-national-trust-tours

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Film | Melbourne / 23 Sept | Local Heroes III – New Directions: Robin Boyd, Kenzo Tange & the Metabolist Movement

Film | Melbourne / 23 Sept | Local Heroes III – New Directions: Robin Boyd, Kenzo Tange & the Metabolist Movement

23 Sept | Local Heroes III – New Directions: Robin Boyd, Kenzo Tange & the Metabolist Movement | This programme of short films highlights the life & work of the local heroes of our built environment. The focus is on films about locals by locals and the perspective they give us on who / what / why we are the way we are. ++  WORLD PREMIERE …

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Open House Brisbane 2015 / 10-11 October

Open House Brisbane 2015 / 10-11 October

Torbreck, 1959-61 73. The Cul-de-sac 22. St Andrew's Lutheran Church 85. Torbreck  

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Talk | Sydney / Apartment Buildings: An Australian perspective

Talk | Sydney / Apartment Buildings: An Australian perspective

Thursday 17 September 2015 APARTMENT BUILDINGS: An Australian perspective Presentations by Charles Picket and Michael Zanardo Sirius and the achievements of public housing Sirius apartments is the last major public housing tower built in Sydney, and its role and future is clouded due to the sell-off of public housing in The Rocks. It is timely to reconsider the architectural and social achievements …

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