ACAHUCH Symposium 2021: Navigating Encounters and Exchanges

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Article: Sydney School, the virtuous case of Australian modernism / Domus

In 2020 the Italian magazine “Domus” published an article by Tommaso Piccioli on “Sydney School, the virtuous case of Australian modernism” Born as a spontaneous movement between the 1950s and 1980s, it produced a particular type of architecture halfway between vernacular, brutalist and modernist, in the beautiful setting of the Australian bush. In the history … read more…

Architecture Tours, Melbourne: Boyd ‘s Walsh Street

Walsh Street Tours 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 … read more…

Architecture Tours, Melbourne: Heide 2

HEIDE 2 1965 / A: McGlashan & EveristAddr.: 7 Templestowe Rd, BulleenHeritage: VicHeritage, NTBronze Medal 1968 ARCHITECTURE TOUR A GALLERY TO BE LIVED INLocation:  Assemble Heide Galleries information desk Event Category:  Architecture & History Admission:  Included with admission Members:  Free Join Heide now In 1963, the Reeds commissioned David McGlashan of McGlashan and Everist to … read more…

NSW Heritage Act Review – public consultation process

On Wednesday 7 April 2021, the NSW Special Minister of State, Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs, and the Arts, the Hon. Don Harwin, (who’s portfolio includes Heritage) issued a press release titled “NSW to Modernise Heritage Protections: new Discussion Paper sets stage for Heritage Act Review”. The NSW Government is … read more…

Film / Aalto / Melbourne Design Week

ACMI and Melbourne Design Week present Aalto Virpi Suutari | Finland | 2020 | PG A cinematic journey that explores the life and work of one of the great pioneers of Modernist architecture and furniture design, Alvar Aalto. A must-see for anyone interested in architecture and design, Virpi Suutari’s stylish new documentary explores the life … read more…

Docomomo Journal now Open Source / Submission

Following the limitations caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic that closed libraries, bookstores, schools, universities and learning spaces all overs the world, Docomomo International endeavored to transform Docomomo Journal into open source, making all its contents available to readers. Therefore its website has been restructured. Since open source is one of the requirements demanded by the … read more…

Publication / Avanchet-Parc: “une cité de conception nouvelle et originale” (1969-77)

Avanchet-Parc: “une cité de conception nouvelle et originale” (1969-77)By Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, Gollion, Infolio, 2021 Docomomo International is pleased to share the publication Avanchet-Parc: “une cité de conception nouvelle et originale” (1969-77) published by Franz Graf, Docomomo Switzerland’s chair, and Giulia Marino, Docomomo Switzerland’s vice prsident. Avanchet-Parc is an extraordinary city, built in … read more…

Publication “Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction” / ICOMOS-ICCROM

Publication “Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction” By Zeynep Ahunbay, Nusir R. Arafat, Carla Bartolomucci, Donatella Fiorani, Amanda Ohs, Catherine Forbes, Winston Clark and Fiona Wykes, published by ICOMOS-ICCROM, 2020 Docomomo International is pleased to share the launch of a new joint publication between ICOMOS and ICCROM, Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction. … read more…

Article / Tiny Architect-Designed Houses to Build at Your Desk

Tiny Architect-Designed Houses to Build at Your DeskBy Michael Snyder Docomomo International would like to share with you an article from the New York Times about a craft/ meditation project on the evolution of domestic space. “In a way, the origins of paper cuttingas an art formpredate the invention of paper itself, a world-historic achievement … read more…