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Docomomo Australia News - May 2016

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Docomomo Journal 54 (2016/1): Housing Reloaded

Docomomo Journal 54 (2016/1): Housing Reloaded

Docomomo Journal 54 (2016/1) Housing Reloaded The theme of this 54th docomomo Journal is Housing Reloaded facing Post-War Housing Complexes in Europe The debate focuses on the challenges and strategies that have been encountered in efforts to preserve collective housing in Europe, seen as a major issue in the contemporary agenda. Symbols of architectural, technological and social aspirations, these grands …

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TALK Sydney | Icomos: Second Life and Cultural Heritage

TALK Sydney | Icomos: Second Life and Cultural Heritage

Australia ICOMOS, DOCOMOMO Australia, NSW Chapter AIA SYDNEY TALK SERIES 2016 Thursday 12 May 2016 Second Life as a tool for the dissemination of Cultural Heritage Presentation by Dr Marco Antonio Chavez Aguayo   The virtual world of Second Life, as well as many other ICTs, offers great features to disseminate cultural heritage. Most of them and their applications are …

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Film Melbourne | Italian Night: Gio Ponti - 18 May |

Film Melbourne | Italian Night: Gio Ponti - 18 May |

18 May | Italiano Night: Amare Gio Ponti- Il Capo - Vivere alla Ponti Australian Premiere Film: Amare Gio Ponti (Loving Gio Ponti) 2015, Produced by Molteni & C Dada, 35mins An original project: the first documentary film about one of the unforgotten fathers of Italian design by Francesca Molteni in partnership with Salvatore Licitra. Amare Gio Ponti is dedicated to one of the most important masters …

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Documentary Melbourne - Bunkers, Brutalism & Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry

Documentary Melbourne - Bunkers, Brutalism & Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry

Heritage Council of Victoria and Open House Melbourne present a BBC FOUR two-part documentary in which Jonathan Meades makes the case for 20th-century concrete Brutalist architecture in homage to a style that he sees as brave, bold and bloody-minded. Tracing its precursors to the once-hated Victorian edifices described as Modern Gothic and before that to the unapologetic baroque visions created …

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Melbourne: What’s the beef with Brutalism? Brutalist Block Party

Melbourne: What’s the beef with Brutalism? Brutalist Block Party

Brutalist Block Party is a May-long program of talks, workshops, lunches, dinners, social situations and a weekly produce market – presented by Assemble Papers and Open House Melbourne in a vast concrete-fronted warehouse in Clifton Hill. It’s a celebration of the under-celebrated – an homage to the site’s Brutalist heritage and to post-war architecture everywhere; a convivial nod to the spirit …

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Under Treat : International Buildings in Belgium, Hong Kong, Italy, France, England, Russia

Under Treat : International Buildings in Belgium, Hong Kong, Italy, France, England, Russia

(republished from Docomomo International) Petition: Municipal Swimming Pool in Ostend by Paul Felix and Jan Tanghe, Ostend, Belgium, 1976 DATE: 22/4/2016 The Municipal Swimming Pool in Ostend (1976), designed by the architects Paul Felix and Jan Tanghe, currently faces the threat of demolition. The association Archipel launched a petition pleading for a respectful renovation and reuse of the building. Please sign the petition here and …

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Chair of Docomomo Prof. Ana Tostoes awarded by the X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo

Chair of Docomomo Prof. Ana Tostoes awarded by the X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo

docomomo International is pleased to inform you that the Chair, Professor Ana Tostoes, was awarded by the X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (BIAU) with the publication A Idade Maior. Cultura e Tecnologia na Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa, Porto, FAUP Edições, 2015. BIAU will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, July 2016, with an academic program of activities that will include the presentation …

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