Castlecrag Walking Tour 2 / Australian Architects Association / Dec 11

Castlecrag has always been an architectural hot spot with some of Australia’s most interesting architects starting with Peter Muller. About this event Description Castlecrag has always been an architectural hot spot and includes houses by many of Australia’s most interesting practitioners of architecture.  The tour commences at a residence by well-known architect Peter Muller. The … read more…

Walsh Street Tour, December 2021

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 Foundation. The Tour … read more…

Book / The Other Modern Movement. Architecture, 1920-1970

The Other Modern Movement Architecture, 1920-1970 By: Kenneth Frampton Edition Number: 1Published: 9th November 2021ISBN: 9780300238891Number Of Pages: 344 A revealing new look at modernist architecture, emphasizing its diversity, complexity, and broad inventiveness Usually associated with Mies and Le Corbusier, the Modern Movement was instrumental in advancing new technologies of construction in architecture, including the … read more…

Book / Korean Modern: The Matter of Identity

Korean Modern: The Matter of Identity An Exploration into Modern Architecture in an East Asian Country By: Peter G. Rowe, Yun Fu, Jihoon Song Published: 15th September 2021ISBN: 9783035622614Number Of Pages: 336 The development of modern architecture in Korea and, more recently, South Korea, is closely tied to the country’s dramatic transformations since the late … read more…

Book / Mid-Century Britain. Modern Architecture 1938-1963

Mid-Century Britain. Modern Architecture 1938-1963 By: Elain Harwood Published: 2nd November 2021ISBN: 9781849946865Number Of Pages: 276 Leading expert and passionate advocate of modern British architecture Elain Harwood gives the best overview of British architecture from 1938 to 1963 – mid-century buildings. Growing in popularity and with an increasing understanding of their importance as a background … read more…

WA Heritage Council Heritage Grants Program – applications close 10 December

The WA Heritage Council’s Heritage Grants Program is now open for applications. The program offers funding assistance to projects that conserve or celebrate State Registered Heritage places, and supports investment in the preservation of WA’s rich history. The Minister for Heritage announced the opening of the program on 30 September, the full media release can … read more…

Exhibition: Eileen Gray. E.1027, Arte Total

Dates: 28th November 2021 – 27th February 2022, MNAC, Lisbon. – Opening 27th November with Roundtable 15H30 and Inauguration 17H00 Docomomo International is trilled to share that it is once again supporting a edition of the exhibition “Eileen Gray. E.1027, Arte Total”. This time present at Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea (MNAC) in Lisbon, its … read more…

Review the presentations – 16th International Docomomo Conference, Tokyo Japan 2020+1 Available until 31st December 2021

Docomomo International together with Docomomo Japan is happy to share that until 31 December 2021 the  international conference platform on Oxford Abstract for the 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1 will be accessible. Take the opportunity to: review the sessions and main events, watch the recorded videos of each paper presentation download individual papers, take … read more…

Guided tour of Burley Griffin’s Moon House in Castlecrag / Nov 21

Enjoy an exclusive guided tour by the outgoing custodians of the Moon House and its delightful garden, in Castlecrag. The Moon House was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and built in 1922. Griffin’s partner Eric Nicholls and his family rented the house from 1937 and then bought it in 1943 adding a garage in 1949 and a … read more…

Erich-Mendelsohn-Symposium, Berlin, 21-22 March 2022: Call for papers | deadline 20 December 2021

Erich-Mendelsohn-Symposium is planned to be held on 21-22 March 2022 in Berlin. The two-day symposium will take place in the Chamber of Architects (Architektenkammer) Berlin, the former Metalworker´s Union building in Berlin (Alte Jakobstraße 149, 10969 Berlin), realized by Erich Mendelsohn 1928-30. The lectures will be preceded by a day excursion to Mendelsohn´s buildings in … read more…

Call for Abstracts: 2022 Docomomo US National Symposium – Yo! Modernism: The View from Philadelphia / Deadline: 13th January 2022

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that the call for papers for the 2022 Docomomo US National Symposium is now open, with due date 13th January 2022. The title of the symposium is “Yo! Modernism: The View from Philadelphia”. “Yo! Modernism! In the Philadelphia region, “yo” is a colloquialism used to get someone’s attention quickly. … read more…

Intangible Heritage – conference on design, culture and technology – past, present, and future / University of Kent

Tuesday 30 Nov 2021 / All day (IN)TANGIBLE HERITAGE(S):A conference on design, culture and technology – past, present, and future The conference builds on the work of the Architectural Visualization programme at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Kent. Keynote: Melissa delVecchio, RAMSA. Call The buildings, towns and cities we inhabit are physical … read more…

ACAHUCH Symposium 2021: Navigating Encounters and Exchanges. Intercolonial trade, industry and labour mobility in Asia Pacific, 1800s – 1950s / Melbourne 24 Nov

Wednesday 24 Nov 2021 Friday 26 Nov 2021 Japanese Room, Melbourne School of DesignGlyn Davis Building, The University of Melbourne Navigating Encounters and Exchanges: Intercolonial trade, industry and labour mobility in Asia Pacific, 1800s – 1950s The 5th Annual International Symposium of ACAHUCH Buildings for industry, agriculture and trade in Australia, the Pacific and South-East … read more…

Fifth meeting of ROUNDTRIP II: From the Alps to the Andes and vice versa. Le Corbusier and the members of the Latin America Modern Movement

Date: 5th November 2021 at 6.00 pm (GMT+1) Docomomo International is happy to announce the fifth meeting of the lecture series “ROUNDTRIP II: From the Alps to the Andes and vice-versa. Le Corbusier and the members of the Latin American Modern Movement”, organized by Ex-Momo. Entitled  “México & Le Corbusier”, the lecture will be held … read more…

Docomomo Rehabilitation Award honors worldwide diversity in Modern architecture

Tokyo, 2 September 2021 – Docomomo International has announced the winners of the first Docomomo Rehabilitation Award (DRAW), recognizing outstanding interventions from the past 12 years in Modern architecture. On 1 September 2021, during the awards ceremony held at the 16th Docomomo International Conference in Tokyo/Lisbon, Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International, revealed the 18 winning interventions … read more…

Heritage Pathways 2021, Online Symposium / 20th November (Call for Video: 15th)

Join Australia ICOMOS for Heritage Pathways 2021, a half-day symposium exploring issues that are important to early-career professionals and academics, as well as innovations in cultural heritage practice. We are seeking short papers, or ‘snapshots’, that critically respond to one or more of the following provocations: Where is the cultural heritage profession currently and where … read more…

ACAUCH symposium: keynote on Corrugated Iron and Industry in tropical Australian Spaces / 24 Nov

As part of  The 5th Annual International Symposium of ACAHUCH, Navigating Encounters and Exchanges: Intercolonial trade, industry and labour mobility in Asia Pacific, 1800s – 1950s, we will be hosting our public keynote on Wednesday 24.11.2021 6:30-8pm AEDT. Book Here CORRUGATED IRON AND INDUSTRY IN TROPICAL AUSTRALIAN SPACES, the keynote by Prof. Adrian Vickers and A/Prof … read more…

Talk : Seymour Cottage, Singapore cottages, and portable buildings / Romsey (VIC), 28th November

Presented as part of Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society’s “Talking History” series, PBWHNTF member and esteemed Melbourne architectural historian Professor Miles Lewis will discuss Romsey’s 165 years old Seymour Cottage, Singapore cottages, and portable buildings. He will be joined by PBWHNTF members Andrew Muir and Tony Isaacson. This is a special event not to … read more…

Docomomo UK: Autumn Talks on Lubetkin and Golfinger

Docomomo UK is organizing an Autumn Talks series taking place in November and December 2021. Whilst modernism can be said to have started in Europe in the early 20th century, for architecture in UK it was slow in flourishing until after the second world war. During the two decades of the 20’s and 30’s the … read more…

Docomomo Journal 65 (2021/2): Housing for All

Cover Docomomo Journal 63. Housing for All

Housing for AllDocomomo Journal 65 (2021/2) Editors: Ana Tostões Guest editors: Zara Ferreira Keywords: Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing, Post-war housing, Welfare architecture, Mass housing.DOI: https://dx.doi.org/Addressing a broader vision, entitled “Housing for All”, this issue is dedicated to the welfare era, when governments across the world established ambitious housing programs to provide housing for … read more…

International Conference: On the Duty and Power of Architectural Criticism / 9-10 and 16-17 October 2021, Online at 14:00 – 17:30 GMT

It is with great pleasure that Docomomo International shares the program of the International Conference on Architectural Criticism: on the Duty and Power of Architectural Criticism, organized by the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA) and hosted by the School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin, taking place on 9-10 and 16-17 October 2021, … read more…

New Book / Lisboa Moderna

Lisboa ModernaBy Ana Tostões, Lisbon, Docomomo International/Circo de Ideias, 2021 Docomomo International is pleased to announce that the publication Lisboa Moderna [Modern Lisbon] by Ana Tostões is now out. In this book, resulting from the latest researches about the city of Lisbon, Ana Tostões proposes a reflection on the modern city of Lisbon based on a reading … read more…

Boyd’s Walsh Street Tours / November and December 2021

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 Foundation. The Tour … read more…

Heritage Pathways 2021, Online Symposium, 20 November 2021 – Call for papers: deadline 29 October

Join Australia ICOMOS for Heritage Pathways 2021, a half-day symposium exploring issues that are important to early-career professionals and academics, as well as innovations in cultural heritage practice. We are seeking short papers, or ‘snapshots’, that critically respond to one or more of the following provocations: Where is the cultural heritage profession currently and where … read more…

Event : ACAHUCH + AIA 2021 Awards for ‘Heritage’ Discussion Panel

Wednesday 29 Sep 2021 12:30pm – 2pm Join Professor Philip Goad (Co-Director of The Australian Centre of Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage and Melbourne School of Design Chair of Architecture),  and jurors of the AIA Heritage Architecture panel Peter Malatt (Six Degrees), Louise Goodman (FJMT Studio) and Chris Jones (Decibel Architecture) in discussion with AIA … read more…

Luxury residence or living museum? Support a public future for Wentworth Memorial Church! Sign the petition

The Friends of Wentworth Memorial Church have launched a public petition  https://www.change.org/wentworthmemorialchurch  we are sharing the petition: Designed by the late Don Gazzard, the former Wentworth Memorial Church is an iconic, though recently neglected, masterpiece of Sydney modernism. With the support of Don’s former business partner, Mark Sheldon, we are calling on Sydney Living Museums (Historic … read more…

16th International Docomomo Conference, Tokyo Japan 2020+1: Inheritable Resilience / 29 Aug – 2 Sep 2021 / Online

16th International Docomomo Conference, Tokyo Japan 2020+1 Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities 29 August – 2 September 2021 Docomomo’s first virtual international conference is just around the corner! This year the biennial International Docomomo Conference is held in Tokyo, where the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games are taken place, under the theme of “Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities,” Approximately 300 researchers … read more…

Podcast / Two Point Perspective with Rebecca Hawcroft and Kieran McInerney – Sydney Living Museums

Two Point Perspective is a podcast about buildings told from different points of view. It is hosted by Rebecca Hawcroft and Kieran McInerney and produced by Sydney Living Museums. This is the link to the Apple podcast page: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/two-point-perspective-rebecca-hawcroft-kieran-mcinerney/id1541576222 The Cross Street Parking Station The latest episode looks at the 1977 Cross Street parking station, … read more…

Book/Talk : Mass Housing: Modern Architecture and State Power – a Global History / Prof. Miles Glendinning / Online Aug. 24

Speaker: Professor Miles Glendinning, University of Edinburgh Title: Mass Housing: Modern Architecture and State Power – a Global History Date: Tuesday 24 August 2021 Time: 8.00 – 9.10pm AEST In this presentation, Professor Miles Glendinning will outline the ideas, content and critical conclusions of his most recent book, Mass Housing: Modern Architecture and State Power … read more…

Be:cause modern: the auction for modernism By Docomomo US

Docomomo International is glad to share that Docomomo US will bring back be:cause modern: the auction for modernism, this November. All proceeds will benefit the ongoing work of Docomomo US and support its mission, including educational and advocacy efforts.The online auction will open for bids in early November and is expected to bring together more than 100 uniquely … read more…

Call for Application: 2021 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation Extended Deadline: 31st Aug 2021

Docomomo International would like to share that submissions for the 2021 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation are now being accepted, with an extended deadline of 31 August 2021. The Awards recognize exemplary efforts by individuals and organizations in restoring or conserving existing structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. Winning … read more…

Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference / 14th-17th Nov 2021: Registration open

Docomomo International would like to share the Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference – The Future of the Past, organized by the Engineering New Zealand’s Otago Heritage Chapter. The pre-conference tour will be held between 11-14 November 2021 and the conference will be held between 14-17 November 2021, in Dunedin. The theme – The Future of the Past – … read more…

Hitchcock inspired Sydney Modernism: the Reid house by Bruce Rickard

Peter Salhani 13 Aug 2021 (source: Architecture AU / Houses) This remarkable Sydney residence was designed by Bruce Rickard in 1961 for clients who were captivated by a fictional house in an Alfred Hitchcock thriller. Its design reveals how the organic modernism of Frank Lloyd Wright influenced Rickard’s own ideas for living in the landscape … read more…

Statutory Heritage / Melbourne University Microcert

Melbourne Microcert: Statutory Heritage Gain a solid grounding in heritage laws, policies and processes from leading heritage practitioners. Starts Sep 15, 2021 4 Weeks / Online https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/microcredentials/statutory-heritage/ What you will learn Gain contemporary skills and knowledge for your job now. A sound grasp of law and policy is key when managing heritage places or collaborating … read more…

17th International Docomomo Conference 2022 / Call for Abstracts opened

Docomomo International is pleased to annouce that the 17th International Docomomo Conference will be hosted at the School of Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia in Valencia, Spain, between 7th and 10th September, 2022, under the theme “Modern Design: Social Commitment & Quality of Life“. This theme will encourage us to reflect upon how re-thinking interior … read more…

Portable Buildings in Australia by Miles Lewis, Melbourne and Zoom, 5 August

PRESENTATION: Portable Buildings in Australia by Miles Lewis, Melbourne and Zoom, 5 August Portable Buildings in Australia by Miles Lewis5 August, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pmRoyal Historical Society of VictoriaCost $5.00 PLEASE NOTE: This lecture will be delivered both on-site at the RHSV and also simultaneously delivered via Zoom. We have reached our capacity for … read more…

International Symposium on the Modern Heritage of Africa

“The 20th anniversary of the Modern Heritage Programme, jointly initiated by UNESCO, ICOMOS, and DOCOMOMO, in 2021 presents a timely and important opportunity to reflect on the transformative cultural experiences and global consequences of the recent past that heralded the dawn of the anthropocene and its many impacts on climate, society, and the planet. Despite … read more…

International / Save Hospital Octávio Mangabeira! Former Santa Terezinha Hospital Sanatorium, Bahia, Brazil, 1937-1942.

Docomomo International became aware by Docomomo Brazil that Hospital Octávio Mangabeira (HEOM) is in high danger of being lost, due to the remodeling project proposed by the Secretaria de Saúde do Estado da Bahia  [Bahia State Secretary of Health, SESAB]), that leads to irreversibly damage of cultural value elements of this health heritage site developed in … read more…

Explore Mass Modernism with Docomomo US / 29th Sept – 4th Oct

Explore Mass Modernism with Docomomo US Date: 29th September – 4th October 4, 2021 Docomomo International is pleased to share the Docomomo US Travel Tours, an exclusive modern architecture, art and design travel experiences. “While our international tours have been postponed, we are excited to focus our attention on domestic locations. Mass Modernism, our first … read more…

Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference, Dunedin, 14-17 November 2021 – registration open

Engineering New Zealand’s Otago Heritage Chapter presents the Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference – The Future of the Past. The theme – The Future of the Past – focuses on heritage engineering and technology that has endured, been redeveloped, undergone restoration or repurposing to claim a place in the future. Read more about the conference theme … read more…

Reconnecting with the past through architectural objects | an Open House event hosted by ACAHUCH, 27 July, online

The Australian Centre of Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) is hosting an event on Tuesday 27 July, 1-2pm for Open House Melbourne. The focus is on the 3D scanning project of the Miles Lewis Building Heritage collection. Architecture, Building and Planning 3D Gallery Considering the general state of Zoom fatigue out there, this … read more…

Article | Heritage under threat: The role of activists / ArchitectureAU

ArchitectureAU Discussion | Christine Phillips and Tania Davidge 17 Jun 2021 The protection of buildings of significant value is ordinarily the task of heritage bodies, who carefully interpret planning laws and assessment criteria when evaluating places of heritage significance. However, when valuable but unprotected public buildings are suddenly under threat of demolition, redevelopment or sale, … read more…

Docomomo Australia | AGM 2021

Dear Members, we hope that you can join us on Friday 23rd July 2021 at 7:00pm AEST (QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS), 6:30pm (NT & SA) and 5:00pm (WA) for a ZOOM Meeting for the 20th Docomomo Australia Annual General Meeting held in July 2021. Attached are all the papers for the meeting with the ZOOM … read more…

Living Cities x OHM Film Series / July – Melbourne

A satellite event for Living Cities Forum 2021 Open House Melbourne is proud to partner with the Living Cities Forum and ACMI to present a suite of four films that speak to the Forum’s 2021 theme, The Long View—a theme that asks how different perspectives on time can affect the growth of our cities.   Featuring Björk: Biophillia Live, Last and … read more…

Post-war houses in Sydney Region wanted for student CMP exercises

This year students in the School of Architecture Design and Planning at the University of Sydney will undertake a conservation management planning (CMP) exercise in their unit, Conservation Methods and Practices. The focus of the students’ CMPs this year will be the modern house. To this end the School is looking for sympathetic owners of … read more…

Call for Abstracts: Global Conference “Environments by Design: Health, Wellbeing and Place” Deadline: 25th June 2021 (round one)

Docomomo International is pleased to share the global conference “Environments by Design: Health, Wellbeing and Place”, which will be held between 1st and 3rd December, 2021. This international event is organized by Syracuse University, Chalmers University of Technology, Northumbria University, and the Italian Society for the Sociology of Health. Coordinated by AMPS. Dates: 1-3 December, … read more…

International Call: Women at the Bauhaus, the Bauhaus to the women. For a reconsideration of the myth

Deadline: It is always possible to submit research projects and articles Docomomo International is pleased to share the International Call “Women at the Bauhaus, the Bauhaus to the women. For a reconsideration of the myth”, a book edited by Paola Ardizzola and Olimpia Niglio.It is always possible to submit research projects and articles to the … read more…

ICOMOS Conference “In Restauro: Post-War Heritage of Art and Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe. Integrated Approaches to Dissonant Monuments and Sites” / 23rd of July, 2021

Docomomo International would like to draw your attention to the conference “In Restauro: Post-War Heritage of Art and Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe. Integrated Approaches to Dissonant Monuments and Sites” on 2nd and 23rd of July, 2021. The hybrid event is planned to be held live in Kazanlak (Bulgaria) and online by ICOMOS Germany … read more…

Introduction to Conserving Modern Architecture online course Date: September 13 – October 13, 2021

Docomomo International would like to share with you the new Introduction to Conserving Modern Architecture online course, organized by the Getty Conservation Institute’s, Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI). This asynchronous virtual course running from September 13 – October 13, 2021, will have pre-recorded video lectures, worksheets, forum discussion on a learning management system, and live sessions with … read more…

Modern Melbourne: Dione McIntyre Interview

Modern Melbourne: Dione McIntyre Dione McIntyre is a University of Melbourne architecture graduate from early 1950s, an accomplished Melbourne architect, and Peter McIntyre’s business and life partner. Watch more Modern Melbourne Interviews with: Peter McIntyre, Mary Featherston, Graeme Gunn, Daryl Jackson, Phyllis Murphy, Allan Powell

ROUNDTRIP II: From the Alps to the Andes and vice-versa. Le Corbusier and the members of the Latin America Modern Movement / to 10th December, 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce the lecture series “ROUNDTRIP II: From the Alps  to the Andes and vice-versa” and with the subtitle “Le Corbusier and the members of the Latin American Modern Movement”, organized by ex-momo. Seven sessions on a monthly basis, presented by international researchers reflecting on some of theprotagonists of the Latin … read more…

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…