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…

Talk / Seymour Cottage, Singapore cottages, and portable buildings / Romsey (VIC) 19th Sept.

Seymour Cottage, Singapore cottages, and portable buildings 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 … 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…