Docomomo Victoria Slide Night / Oct 24th

  Docomomo Victoria Slide Night  We are turning Japanese in October! Join us to look at pics from recent Japanese jaunts – from Simon Reeves, Jenny Mitchelhill, Philip Goad, Andrew Murray…and more   And to celebrate the launch of the book Samurai Castles by Jenny Mitchelhill, Tuttle Press, 2018     October 24th @ 6.00. … read more…

New Docomomo Journal 58 (2018/1): Louis I. Kahn — The Permanence

Docomomo Journal 58 (2018/1) Louis I. Kahn — The Permanence EDITORIAL Transcendence and permanence “You can never learn anything that is not a part of yourself.” Louis Kahn, “Silence and Light”, 1969 “The Mediterranean is full of wonder and beauty. The parts I saw around Italy I shall never forget.” Louis Kahn letter to Anne Tyng, … read more…

The Trust Talks – Beauty or the Beast? Communicating the Value of Twentieth Century Heritage, Brisbane, 18 October

The Trust Talks – Beauty or the Beast? Communicating the Value of Twentieth Century Heritage, Brisbane, 18 October 2018 THE TOPIC Join us for an evening of inspiring talks by international experts on modernist heritage as we examine the value of this much-maligned aspect of our heritage. Queensland’s twentieth century heritage is rapidly disappearing – … read more…

Exhibition: Design For Life: Grant and Mary Featherston

  Exhibition: Design For Life: Grant and Mary Featherston 30th June – 7th October 2018, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia This exhibition explores the career of Grant Featherston, arguably Australia’s most significant modernist designer, and his partnership with Mary Featherston, who is renowned for her design for children. Beginning with the question of … read more…

NSW Talk: Heritage perspectives / Sept. 6th

Heritage perspectives Sydney CPD Heritage architecture is a rich and not uncontroversial domain. Attend this 3 CPD point event to hear perspectives on what heritage means in NSW in the 21st century, what warrants preservation and celebration, and how. Speakers Peter Phillips Secretary General of ICOMOS Shaun Carter (Carter Williamson) Glenn Harper (PTW Architects) Photo: Sirius … read more…

‘Has Canberra evolved into the city that Walter and Marion envisaged?’ preview of the new National Capital Exhibition, 11 September, Canberra

‘Has Canberra evolved into the city that Walter and Marion envisaged?’ preview of the new National Capital Exhibition, 11 September, Canberra Hosted by Amanda Whitley, Founder and Director of HerCanberra, the National Capital Authority is holding a panel discussion and preview of the new National Capital Exhibition. Join panel members Chris Uhlmann, Catherine Carter and … read more…

International Exhibition: Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 at MOMA

Toward a ConcreteUtopia: Architecture inYugoslavia, 1948–1980 Through January 13, 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture … read more…

International: Moonlight and Night Fall Tours of Farnsworth House

Tour: Moonlight Tours at Farnsworth House 22nd September 2018, Farnsworth House, Illinois, USA “Discover Mies van der Rohe’s celebrated Farnsworth House in a new light during our special Moonlight Tours, back by popular demand. These exclusive tours will start at dusk and return after dark, lasting approximately 90 minutes. Guests will be led along a lighted path with … read more…

International Conference: Industrial Heritage – Understanding the Past, Making the Future Sustainable / 13th – 14th September 2018, Santiago, Chile

Conference: Industrial Heritage – Understanding the Past, Making the Future Sustainable 13th – 14th September 2018, Central University of Chile, Santiago, Chile “To the extent that heritage in general has taken a solid role in the making of societies in our current world, industrial heritage in particular, has risen during the last decades, the train … read more…

International: Call For Papers: 6th AICA Incentive Award For Young Art Critics: 10th September 2018, Taipei, Taiwan

Call For Papers: 6th AICA Incentive Award For Young Art Critics 10th September 2018, Taipei, Taiwan “This year, AICA invites young art critics from any country in the world to submit anarticle or a review on a subject (an exhibition, a biennale, a profile of an artistetc.), which deals with the subject of contemporary art … read more…

Unsettling Heritage symposium, 27 September, Melbourne – papers deadline: 30 August

Unsettling Heritage A one-day symposium presented by the Emerging Heritage Professionals (Vic) Friday 27 September 2018  The word ‘heritage’ often conjures up images of static and unchanging buildings, gardens and cultural landscapes. Yet this belies the fact that the field of heritage is very much in flux, a site of conflict and contestation across communities, … read more…

Walter Burley Griffin: The Architecture of Newman College, 1915-18 by Jeffrey John Turnbull

Walter Burley Griffin: The Architecture of Newman College, 1915-18 by Jeffrey John Turnbull The Specific comes first. A building is in a specific place to which it must specifically respond. Generalised forms must grow out of a thorough understanding of the particular place, activities, techniques of building and systems of service – start not with … read more…

Ugly–Beautiful: Aesthetics and Icons in Australian Art and Architecture / Melbourne, August 23rd

Ugly–Beautiful Thu August 23rd @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm   UGLY-BEAUTIFUL: AESTHETICS AND ICONS IN AUSTRALIAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE The Australian Ugliness is one of the most important texts on the Australian city. A book that has infuenced the professions understanding of architecture and planning. With a preoccupation with questions of taste and aesthetics … read more…

Robin Boyd Foundation : Othering Architecture, Diversity on Screen and Space / 9 August

  OTHERING ARCHITECTURE: DIVERSITY ON SCREEN AND IN SPACE Eugenia Lim’s The Australian Ugliness, like Robin Boyd’s book of the same name, seeks to question who architecture is built by and for. Bringing forward a female, Asian, performative and artistic perspective, TAU seeks to ‘other’ architecture, opening up its spaces, ideas and access to a … read more…

Docomomo US National Symposium / September 2018

This fall in Columbus, Indiana The 2018 National Symposium, Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation, will take place September 26–29 and features four days of engaging programming, exclusive tours, morning and evening conversations with visionary leaders, and the American Institute of Architects’ Trade Show showcasing an array of new and innovative building products and services. The … read more…

Gascoigne House designed by Theo Bischoff , ACT

Source: Modernist Australia – Mid-Century Australian Architecture: Intimidating and breathtaking, we cower in its wake. Could this be one of the most beautiful, original, pedigree MCM homes in the entire country? From one of the best practitioners Modernist Canberra has to offer in Theo Bischoff, built as a commission for a power couple of formidable minds; … read more…

Mid-Century Modern furniture, painting and prints in Melbourne

  Gallery Midlandia offers a selected choice of  original paintings and prints from 1930-1970. The gallery shows works from the Usa, Scandinavia, Europe and Australia. They deal in mid-century jewellery, objects, and select furniture plus a range of books pertaining to mid century art, design and architecture. The director, Martin Mcintosh, has been collecting mid … read more…

Sydney Uni: CENTENARY GALA – Daniel Libeskind / 3 Aug

An event to mark the School’s Centenary and the appointment of Leslie Wilkinson as inaugural Chair in Architecture in 1918 Please join the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning for a special Gala event, featuring a keynote lecture by international guest and world renowned architect, Daniel Libeskind of Studio Libeskind. In this … read more…