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…

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…