Update: MLC Building North Sydney

The NSW Minister for Heritage, the Hon. Don Harwin, has resolved to make an Interim Heritage Order for the MLC Building. The Heritage Council of NSW had previously recommended to the Minister that the building be placed on the State Heritage Register but, by placing an IHO over the building, the Minister has decided to … read more…

Call for Papers: Architectural History + Climate Emergency Deadline: 12th March 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers of the SAHGB Annual Symposium 2021 under the theme “Architectural History + Climate Emergency” (Online, 11th and 18th June 2021) is open. “The architectural world is urgently focused on fighting the Climate Emergency, but most architectural history remains uncomfortably detached from this central challenge … read more…

Getty Conservation Institute Free Online Publication: The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework: A Tool for Assessing Heritage Places

Getty Conservation Institute Free Online Publication: The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework: A Tool for Assessing Heritage PlacesBy Susan Marsden and Peter Spearritt, Los Angeles, Getty Conservation Institute Publications, 2021 Docomomo International is happy to share the release of the Getty Conservation Institute publication The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework:A Tool for Assessing Heritage Places, By Susan Marsden … read more…

I-CONIC Melbourne Design / March-April

Join our hosts including Phillip Goad, Peter Maddison or Denise Whitehouse and curator Ian Wong at Walsh Street for a presentation of the I-CONIC Australian Design series of films produced by The Robin Boyd Foundation. Each one hour session will feature film screening of two of the five short films by Ian Wong and Tim … read more…

Online conference: Crucibles, Vectors, Catalysts: Envisioning the Modern City / 2-9 March

Docomomo International’s chair Ana Tostões will participate as speaker on the online conference “Crucibles, Vectors, Catalysts: Envisioning the Modern City”, on 2nd March 2021. Organized by Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational and Liverpool School of Architecture, the conference aims “to explore architectural production in the blurred era of independence to the post-colonial period of the … read more…

Call for papers: DOCONF2021 – Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage Deadline: 31st March 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the DOCONF2021 – happening in Budapest, 8-9 October 2021 – with the theme “Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage”, is open until 31st March 2021. “The DOCONF2021 is the 4th international doctoral / postdoctoral conference in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and planning organized by the Department … read more…

Book / Thoroughly Modern. The life + times of Moir + Sutherland architects

WITH THE IMMINENT RELEASE OF THOROUGHLY MODERNTHE LIFE + TIMES OF MOIR + SUTHERLAND ARCHITECTS Author and Conservation Architect, Peter Freeman OAM,shares a selection of the exquisite drawings National Library of Australia Moir + Sutherland Archive. ABOVE Country house in the Mediterranean style, Malcolm J Moir, University of Sydney, not dated but probably 1921, watercolour painting, mounted on … read more…

Article: “Design Activism in the Context of Macau” in urbanNext By Rui Leão

Docomomo International  shares an article written by Rui Leão, chair of Docomomo Macau, “Design Activism in the Context of Macau” in urbanNext, about the Portuguese School of Macau, designed by the Portuguese architect Raul Chorão Ramalho. “This article focuses on the EPM or Portuguese School of Macau and on the building’s struggle to “survive” as … read more…

Call for Articles: Docomomo US 2021

Docomomo US is accepting article submissions for publication on its website and in its biweekly newsletter on a wide range of issues concerning modernism. In particular, Docomomo US invites submissions on the following two topics for inclusion in upcoming newsletters: Travel & LeisureThe Docomomo US 2021 annual theme is Travel & Leisure. Two special edition summer … read more…

SAH Method Acts Workshops launch 2021

Method Acts is a series of virtual workshops hosted by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) focused on scholarly techniques for graduate students and emerging scholars in architectural history and adjacent fields. This series of two events will be a forum for discussing approaches to their work, with the first being held 15th January 2021, … read more…

Professional Development: ACAHUCH MicroCerts in Urban and Cultural Heritage: from late February 2021 onwards

The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne is excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive suite of professional development short courses. The ACAHUCH MicroCerts are designed for professionals of diverse backgrounds seeking to acquire and expand their applied skills in Urban and Cultural Heritage.   Our next lunchtime information … read more…

Boyd Foundation February Tours

Walsh Street Tour Experience ‘Walsh Street’, the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, and his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that continues to influence architectural thinking. It is now the home of the Robin Boyd … read more…

Call for papers | Visual Spaces of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations / Deadline: 28th February

Sophia is currently accepting the submission of articles for consideration, following the external Peer Review process as per described on the Editorial Policies section. All articles submitted should address the topic for the upcoming issue and be written in accord to the Author Guidelines. Issue #6: “Visual Spaces of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations”Call … read more…

Symposium on Race, Ethnicity and Architecture in the Nation’s Capital / SAH Latrobe / Online, 2nd-26th February

Organized by the Latrobe Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians Governments and private developers have employed built environments to control and regulate racialized bodies. Through the systemic planning of residential and commercial districts, public spaces, and transit, they ensured the growth of isolated enclaves whose economic health varied based on inhabitants’ race and ethnicity. Historically-specific understandings … read more…

Webinar: Largest Architectural Firms in the Global Scenario. Authorship Histories, Design Cultures and Managerial Organization Online, 11-12 February

The conference aims to investigate the impact of the managerial organization and design expertise as key elements of architectural creativity. Since the last decades the most important architecture firms started to count hundreds of employees, having to necessarily structure themselves as real creative companies, managing the interaction between different skills – architects, structural engineers, plant … read more…

Book / A Global Survey on Education and Training for the Conservation of Twentieth-Century Built Heritage

A Global Survey on Education and Training for the Conservation of Twentieth-Century Built HeritageMargherita Pedroni, Cesar Bargues Ballester, Andrea Canziani, Wessel de Jonge, and Chandler McCoy, 2020 Docomomo International is pleased to announce the publication: A Global Survey on Education and Training for the Conservation of Twentieth-Century Built Heritage, Margherita Pedroni, Cesar Bargues Ballester, Andrea … read more…

Online Docomomo School Tokyo Japan 2020+1 Resilient Inheritance: Learning from Daikan-Yama Hillside Terrace by Fumihiko Maki, 26th July – 4th August 2021

In the context of the 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1, Docomomo International invites bachelor and master students to participate on the Online Docomomo School 2020+1 Tokyo, happening from 26th July to 4th August 2021. Summary In 2021, the DOCOMOMO Online School will be focusing on in-depth research on urban modern heritage and its relation to Japanese … read more…

Call for Papers | Ideas at Home, Housing Concepts in Architecture / Deadline: 22nd February

sITA – studies in History and Theory of Architecture Journal“In recent years, housing research has spurred a growing interest from architectural historians, theorists and practitioners alike. However, housing studies are still developed mostly outside the field of architecture. The discourse on housing is nowadays taken over mainly by developers, social activists, policy makers and administrators, … read more…

Modern Melbourne / Video Interview: Peter McIntyre, Mary Featherston, Graeme Gunn, Daryl Jackson, Phyllis Murphy, Allan Powell

Modern Melbourne Modern Melbourne is a series of filmed interviews and rich archival material that documents the extraordinary lives and careers of some of our most important architects and designers including Peter McIntyre, Mary Featherston, Daryl Jackson, Graeme Gunn, Phyllis Murphy and Allan Powell. Melbourne’s modernist architects and designers are moving into the later stages … read more…