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…

Open House Melbourne: The July Program

Open House Melbourne’s July program is so much more than a weekend. Over the month of July, special programs, talks, tours and events will take place across the city; all designed to provide the public with a deeper insight into the forces shaping our city. The Open House Melbourne July Program has become a true festival … read more…

Discovering Robin Boyd – The Romberg & Boyd Archive

A seminar exploring Robin Boyd’s legacy through his architecture, correspondence and archive. Speakers will include: Philip Goad, Miles Lewis, Jane Hinwood, Alan Pert, Kai Chen, Kate Gray, Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright. Case studies will include Farfor Houses, Portsea; Lawrence House and Flats, Kew; Domain Park, South Yarra. The State Library User Organisations’ Council is … read more…

Crowdfunding: The Australian Ugliness

The Australian Ugliness pays homage to modernist architect Robin Boyd (1919–1971) and his book of the same name, while exploring the ethics and aesthetics of our nation today. The three-channel video installation by Australian Artist Eugenia Lim and presented by Open House and Melbourne School of Design brings forward a female, performative and Asian-Australian perspective … read more…

Melbourne / Modernism at the Movies

Throughout the month of July, and during the Open House Melbourne July Weekend,  ACMI hosts Modernism at the Movies—a bill of films that explore the world of modernist architecture in Australia and across the USA. The second season of Modern Melbourne films, created in conjunction with Culture Victoria, will be presented. Modern Melbourne celebrates a series … read more…

ICOMOS-TICCIH National Scientific Committee (NSC) on Industrial Heritage

ICOMOS-TICCIH National Scientific Committee (NSC) on Industrial Heritage – call for members deadline 23 July 2018 The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee, at its February 2018 meeting, approved the establishment of the ICOMOS-TICCIH NSC on Industrial Heritage. TICCIH Australia members have also showed support for the formation of this committee. This NSC will consist of members … read more…

The Trust Talks – Behind Closed Doors: The heritage of hidden places and exclusive spaces, Brisbane, 5 July

THE TRUST TALKS – Behind Closed Doors: The heritage of hidden places and exclusive spaces Opening the doors for Innovation, Collaboration and Celebration of our heritage. THE TOPIC Join us for the 4th Talk in our Trust Talks series as we explore the heritage of our unseen places. We often say that accessible heritage is … read more…

Melbourne Film / Design is Work: Konstantin Grcic / 11 July

Film: Design is Work: Konstantin Grcic 2017, Dir. Gereon Wetzel
, 53.30 mins, English subtitles. Konstantin Grcic is considered one of the most innovative and profound contemporary designers worldwide. The film observes him and his creative team working on fundamental new concepts for products. “From the makers of “El Bulli – Cooking in Progress” and “How … read more…

Docomomo Books: Moscow Heritage at Crisis Point / updated edition

Moscow Heritage at Crisis Point – Updated, expanded edition FEATURES Dimensions (length x width x height): 22.5 cm × 2.5 cm × 28 cm Weight: 1350 g PRICE 60,00€ DESCRIPTION Moscow Heritage at Crisis Point – Updated, expanded edition 2009, 304p. (English/Russian) New International Report Outlines Threats to Moscow’s Heritage plus Information about Threats to … read more…

Symposium: Heritage on the Edge: Continuity with Change in Canberra? / 18 August –

HERITAGE ON THE EDGE: CONTINUITY WITH CHANGE IN CANBERRA? SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 2018 call for papers deadline: 6 July 2018 Convened by Heritage Partners: Australia ICOMOS, Canberra Archaeological Society, Canberra & District Historical Society and National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage on the Edge: Continuity with Change in Canberra? will focus on Canberra’s Modern (‘Modernist’) … read more…

Uneasy heritage: Australia’s modern church buildings are disappearing

Good Shepherd Chapel (c.1969, architect: A. Ian Ferrier) in Mitchelton, Brisbane, was demolished in 2004. Ferrier Slide Collection, used with permission, Author provided Lisa Marie Daunt, The University of Queensland In the post-war decades, Australian communities invested heavily in church buildings. Like civic centres, swimming pools and shire halls, these buildings made an important contribution … read more…

Programme 15th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 28th – 31st August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

15 IDC – Programme available 15th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 28th – 31st August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia DATE: 28/8/2018 Docomomo International and Docomomo Slovenia informs that the Programme for the 15th International Docomomo Conference is now available at https://www.docomomo2018.si/index.php/programme! We are looking forward to see you all in the Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia, between 28th and 31st … read more…

Melbourne Film / Dream Empire: on creating globalized cities in China / 13 June

13 June | Dream Empire 2016, Dir. David Borenstein, 73 mins, Chinese with English subtitles. Yana is a 24-year-old rural migrant who recently arrived in Chongqing to pursue her “Chinese Dream.” Drawn by the easy riches of China’s historic real estate boom, she opens a foreigner rental agency designed to help real estate developers market … read more…

ArchitectureAU : Threatened Anatol Kagan house receives state heritage listing

Lind Residence by Anatol Kagan. Image: Modernist Australia The Heritage Council of Victoria has disregarded the recommendations of the executive director of Heritage Victoria in making the decision to heritage-list a modernist home in the Melbourne neighbourhood of Caulfield North. A developer had planned to replace the house with eight dwellings of two or three storeys above … read more…

International Exhibitions: Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966–1976

https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/events/54736/utopie-radicali-florence-19661976   Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966–1976 Exhibition, Main galleries, 1 May to 7 October Alessandro Poli – Superstudio. Nuove architetture lunari, Architettura Interplanetaria, photomontage, 1970–1971. Alessandro Poli fonds, CCA. AP148.S1.1970.PR02.020 Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966-1976 addresses the idea of utopia as a tool for social critique. The exhibition brings together the work of Archizoom, Superstudio, 9999, … read more…

Docomomo Australia AGM 2018

Dear All Please find the Notice for the 17th AGM of Docomomo Australia to be held at 12 noon on Saturday 2nd June 2018 at 70A Blues Point Road, North Sydney, NSW, 2060, the Form of Appointment of Proxy for this Meeting and the Nomination Form for the 2018 Term of Office. Best wishes and … read more…

ArchitectureAU: Melbourne council dumps independent heritage study of mid-century modernist houses

Source: ArchitectureAU Patrick Hann has published an article for Architecture AU reporting that  Melbourne council dumps independent heritage study of mid-century modernist houses: Melbourne’s Bayside council has abandoned a project to survey one of Australia’s densest collections of mid-century modernist houses, due to “concerns of property owners.” Instead the council will adopt an opt-in system whereby … read more…

Film / Melbourne: Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centres | 16 May

Maggies Centre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland. Pic © Raf Makda, August 2003. Film: Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centres 2016, Dir. Sarah Howitt, 59 mins, English. Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centres is a beautifully shot film, directed by award-winning director Sarah Howitt, and tells the story of Maggie’s approach to cancer care and the role that … read more…