MLC Building North Sydney added to NSW State Heritage Register following successful DOCOMOMO campaign

The MLC Building (by Bates Smart McCutcheon, 1954-57), previously proposed for demolition, has been protected on the NSW State Heritage Register following successful and overwhelming campaigning instigated by  DOCOMOMO Australia. The MLC Building (by Bates Smart McCutcheon, 1954-57) is proposed for demolition.  The MLC Building, 105-153 Miller Street, North Sydney, is the most significant large office building … read more…

DOCOMOMO Australia + ACAHUCH : Heritage and activism in Modern sites and neighbourhoods / 16th June, 5:30pm

Jointly hosted by DOCOMOMO Australia and ACAHUCH on Wednesday 16th June, 2021 from 5:30pm, discussion will focus on current and recent case studies of advocacy and campaigns colleagues have been engaged in to preserve, conserve, protect, document and list 20th century sites – successfully and unsuccessfully. Event Link: https://acahuch.msd.unimelb.edu.au/news-events/docomomo-australia-acahuch-heritage-and-activism-in-modern-sites-and-neighbourhoods Please join us to hear about … read more…

National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2021

2021 Nominations Open 28 Apr 2021 12:00 pm — 21 Jun 2021 5:00 pm The National Trust Awards recognise projects in the ACT that make a significant contribution to the conservation of the built, indigenous and natural environment in accordance with the principles set out in the Burra Charter. The Burra Charter provides guidance for … read more…

National Trust Free Independent Forum on the review of the NSW Heritage Act / June 9th

The National Trust, together with the Australian Archaeological Association, Australasian Society for Historical Archaeologists, Engineering Heritage NSW, Historic Houses Association and Australia ICOMOS invite you to register for their free, Independent Forum (Wednesday 9th June, 2021, Sydney Masonic Centre, from 12pm – 4.30pm) on the recently announced government review of the NSW Heritage Act. Further … read more…

Book Presentation: The life and times of Moir and Sutherland, 2 July, Sydney

The life and times of Moir and SutherlandA presentation by Peter Freeman OAM Practicing both as architect and historian, Peter Freeman has dedicated more than four decades to the conservation, documentation and celebration of Australia’s architectural heritage. He is the author of many books on Australia’s heritage and vernacular buildings, and has worked on conservation projects across the … read more…

Docomomo International: Buildings Under Threat

Sign the petition! – Maison ZilveliBy Jean Welz, Paris, France, 1933 Docomomo International would like to draw your attention to the alarming situation of the Maison Zilveli, designed by Jean Welz, Paris, France, 1933. This masterpiece is threatened with demolition by the proprietor in order to almost double the accommodation. The two storey home sits … read more…

Online Docomomo School Tokyo Japan 2020+1 Update – Application deadline: 10th June 2021 (JST)

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 – oDOMOs, happening from 26th July to 4th August 2021. Summary:Online Docomomo international School, namely oDOMOs are newly set up this summer to open a 10-day-workshop to provide an unique online/interactive … read more…

International / Call for Papers: Iofan130: The Paths of Architecture of the 1920s-1940s Deadline: 15th June 2021

The 130th anniversary of Russian and Soviet architect Boris Iofan (1891–1976) provides an opportunity to reflect further on the architectural heritage of the interwar period. Iofan’s most famous work, the Palace of Soviets in Moscow, a project that won the international competition in 1932, marked a turning point in the history of 20th century architecture while … read more…

Call for Papers: The Getty Research Journal / Deadline: 1st July, 2021

Docomomo International would like to share the Call for Papers for The Getty Research Journal.Published twice a year, in February and in August, the journal presents peer-reviewed articles on the visual arts of all cultures, regions, and time periods. Topics relate to Getty collections, initiatives, and broad research interests. The journal welcomes a diversity of … read more…

International Conference on Architectural Criticism: on the Duty and Power of Architectural Criticism / Online October 2021

“Should architectural criticism be enlightening? Should it help in the creation of a better built environment? Is there a factual basis to it? Does it have a duty to present evidence in the evaluation of a building? Or should it take on what architects say about their designs?In the context of a flat internet, should … read more…

Professional Development ACAHUCH MicroCerts in Urban and Cultural Heritage: Registrations Open

The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne recently introduced a comprehensive suite of professional development short courses. Designed for professionals of diverse backgrounds seeking to expand their applied skills in Urban and Cultural Heritage, these online microcredential offerings draw upon the world-leading research, teaching and industry expertise within … read more…

Modernist Adelaide: 1940s–1970s Exhibition

Time & Location 01 May, 10:00 am – 29 Jun, 5:00 pmAdelaide City Library, 3 Rundle Place, 77-91 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia About the Event Discover the mid-century jet age of Mad Men-era Adelaide, when a new wave of modernist architecture redefined the city’s streetscapes and skyline.  This exhibition of photographs by Modernist … read more…

World Monuments Fund / Knoll Modernism Prize: nominations open

Nominations are now open for the 2021 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize. With the support of founding sponsor Knoll, WMF launched the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize in 2008 to celebrate preservation success stories in buildings that are emblematic of the modern movement. The prize recognizes outstanding and innovative design solutions that save modern architecture … read more…

SLV Architectural Collections: what is your experience? – respond by 20 May

Do you use architectural collections from the State Library of Victoria in your research? The State Library User Organisations’ Council (SLUOC) brings together professional and community organisations in the fields of history, archives, genealogy, heritage, architecture and academia. The members of these organisations use State Library Victoria on a regular basis and care about its … read more…

New Docomoomo Journal / 64

Modern HousesDocomomo Journal 64 (2021/1) Editors: Ana Tostões Guest editors: Louise Noelle, Horacio Torrent Keywords: Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern single-family houses, Modern living space, Architecture of happiness.DOI: https://dx.doi.org/Devoted to the theme of single-family houses, given the key role they played in the ideal definition of the Modern Movement architecture, as a symbolic and functional … read more…

Call for Abstracts: OASE #112 Ecological Aesthetics / Deadline: 1st June 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to share the new call for abstracts for the OASE #112 with the theme “Ecological Aesthetics”. This issue of OASE is interested in contributions that investigate the role of aesthetics in contemporary ecological practices and discourses in architecture. OASE is primarily interested in contributions that arrive at or depart from specific … read more…

Stuck in the past : On the Heritage Council of Victoria’s State of Local Heritage Report / by Lesh and Myers

Knowledge of local heritage protection measures and support for these are often lacking, according to a recent Heritage Council of Victoria report. The report suggests this points to a need for public education. The report, State of Heritage Review: Local Heritage 2020, includes Australia-wide comparisons. It is part of an ongoing assessment of conservation approaches by the Heritage … read more…

Panel: AIA presents the Architecture in Research Forum: The Contemporary Architectural Archive and Digital Files

The documentation for architecture is digital born. This includes our drawings, site information, presentation images, and digital models. We need to ensure that this information is resilient and can remain useful for future generations. This session brings together researchers exploring the contemporary architectural archive, virtual heritage, and the opportunities a digital archive can provide by … read more…