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Docomomo Australia News - December 2016

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Memberships 2017: Join Docomomo Australia!

Memberships 2017: Join Docomomo Australia!

Registrations are now open! Join Docomomo Australia this year to participate in the local and international effort to discover, document and conserve architectural and landscaped sites of the Modern Movement across the 20th century in Australia and worldwide. Docomomo Australia is a volunteer group of architects, historians, conservationists and enthusiasts who all share a desire to raise awareness, appreciation and protection …

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Exhib - Museum of Sydney: Demolished Sydney

Exhib - Museum of Sydney: Demolished Sydney

Museum of Sydney Exhibition: Demolished Sydney (19 Nov 2016 - 17 April 2017) http://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/exhibitions/demolished-sydney This summer the Museum of Sydney will host Demolished Sydney, an exhibition exploring the buildings that once shaped the city’s skyline, from the convict built Commissariat Stores to the city's last island of industry, the Kent Brewery. Curated by Dr Nicola Teffer, the exhibition examines the histories …

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1954 Boiler House recommended for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register

1954 Boiler House recommended for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register

Last year Docomomo Australia wrote a submission to the City of Yarra to urge careful consideration of the heritage and architectural merit of this structure (pdf file of the submission). The structure has been recommended for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register ,   (republished from the page of the Yarra City dedicated to the Alphington Paper Mill site redevelopment)  Full …

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Sydney / Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place - Premiere Film Screening - 2 December

Sydney / Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place - New film on ABC IVIEW

A new film exploring the life and work of Australia’s most internationally recognised architect and Pritzker Prize winner, Glenn Murcutt. With a swag of international awards (including the prestigious Pritzker Prize) Glenn Murcutt has literally put Australian architecture on the world map. And yet, by choice, he has never built outside his own country. Glenn’s …

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Modernist Books

Modernist Books

Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture, 1945-1975 was launched on 9 March 2016 as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum at the State Library of Queensland. The book is a thematic history that traces both the conflicts and the felicities that occurred as Modernism encountered a region with an already strongly developed cultural identity. Hot Modernism is published by Artifice (London) and …

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Call for Papers: Modernism Today: Amsterdam, August 2017

Call for Papers: Modernism Today: Amsterdam, August 2017

Call for Papers: Modernism Today 10-13 August 2017, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Deadlines: Seminar and Workshop Proposals: 16 December 2016 (Now extended to January 1) Panel, Roundtable, and Digital Exhibition Proposals: 13 January 2017 “The 2017 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will not only take place on the centenary of one of Modernism’s many anni mirabiles, it …

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International Publications: On Post-War Housing in Brussels

International Publications: On Post-War Housing in Brussels

Publications: On Post-War Housing in Brussels by multiple authors of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium, 2016 “The first book deals with the student homes on the VUB-campus in Elsene, designed by architect Willy Van Der Meeren in 1971-1973 (by Stephanie Van de Voorde, Ine Wouters and Inge Bertels, ISBN 978-94-91912-061). The second book focuses on the apartment building Miramar in …

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Exposition | Paris : L’Esprit du Bauhaus

Exposition | Paris : L’Esprit du Bauhaus

Exposition: L’Esprit du Bauhaus 19 October 2016-26 February 2017, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, France “The exhibition begins by exploring the Bauhaus’s sources, ranging from the organization of the construction of the cathedrals and the arts of Asia to the German avant-garde, the British Arts & Crafts movement and the Viennese utopias, including the Wiener Werkstätte. When he created the …

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Fooks House Exhibition and Collection | 2-4 December

Fooks House Exhibition and Collection 

The exhibition and supporting research project seek to create a fully documented archival database and repository of Dr Ernest Fooks. The Fooks collection itself presents a poignant window into the life of an exemplary architect, designer, theorist and artist. This can be seen through the countless travel slides, hand written lecture notes, letters to key figures, and numerous other documents yet …

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