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…

16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1 Goes completely virtual!

On March 20, 2021, the official Japanese Olympic/Paralympic Committee made a decision to bar spectators from abroad. This means some kind of barring of overseas travelers will be expected to extend this Summer and Fall. Therefore, the 16th International Docomomo Conference 2020+1 Tokyo organizing committee decided to hold the conference completely virtually, instead of a … 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…

Publication “Actas del X Congreso DOCOMOMO Ibérico | Actas do X Congresso DOCOMOMO Ibérico” By Fundación Docomomo Ibérico, 2020 / Online

Docomomo International is pleased to share the proceedings of the 10th Docomomo Ibérico Congress, held in Badajoz on April 18, 19 and 20, 2018 under the title “The social foundation of architecture; of the vernacular and the modern, a synthesis full of opportunities”, organized by the Fundación Docomomo Ibérico, the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de … read more…

Int/Call for Proposals: SAH CONNECTS Programs

Deadline: Ongoing The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) presents year-round virtual programming through SAH CONNECTS, a series of workshops, roundtables, seminars, and discussions that focus on timely issues related to the history of the built environment. The Society invites individuals and those representing SAH Affiliate Groups, publications, programs, online educational resources, chapters, and partner organizations to submit a proposal … read more…

Docomomo US / A cultural crime at the McGraw Hill building

From Docomomo US / Michele Racioppi In a shocking and frustrating turn of events this week, it was reported that the iconic Streamline Moderne lobby of the McGraw Hill Building in New York City had been completely gutted. The Art Deco-style building, completed in 1931 and designed by Raymond Hood, has been undergoing an extensive exterior renovation. … read more…

Book Launch: After the Australian Ugliness / Boyd Foundation

Book Launch: After the Australian Ugliness Sun March 28th @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Robin Boyd’s The Australian Ugliness was published in 1960 and quickly took its place as a key work of architectural and cultural critique in the nation’s canon. This new book published by the National Gallery of Victoria and Thames & Hudson, Australia, … read more…

Book / In-person launch of Robin Boyd: Late Works in Collinwood

Sun, March 28, 2021 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM AEDTBookshop by Uro, 30 Perry Street, #5 Collingwood, VIC 3066 View MapBooking: Tickets on Eventbrite, Max 25p, Peter Raisbeck, Christine Phillips and Norman Day discuss the surprising and ambitious last works produced by Robin Boyd. The Book Robin Boyd: Late Works unveils the urban and … read more…

Professional Development: ACAHUCH MicroCerts in Urban and Cultural Heritage: now from April 2021 onwards

The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne is excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive suite of professional development short courses. The ACAHUCH Melbourne MicroCert series is designed for professionals of diverse backgrounds seeking to expand their applied skills in Urban and Cultural Heritage. Our … read more…

Book Launch: Architectural Drawings: Collecting in Australia by Miles Lewis /Online Event / 28 March

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) / Sun 28 Mar, 4pm–5pm (AEDT) Book now Free ngvenquiries@ngv.vic.gov.au9am–5pm, daily Presented by Melbourne Books as part of Melbourne Art Book Fair Architectural Drawings: Collecting in Australia illuminates the art of architectural drawings. Professor Miles Lewis, a leading architectural historian, demonstrates to professional curators how to collect, interpret and conserve … read more…

World Monument Fund: When Will We Return to Venice and Should We? / March 24

source: World Monument Fund Venice is living on borrowed time. In 2020, COVID-19 brought tourism in Venice to a halt, damaging the economy while giving the city a respite from the regular onslaught of tourists. The pandemic highlighted the precarity of the city’s position, dependent on a tourist economy that has rendered the city uninhabitable … read more…

The Sustainable Shine Dome: Envisioning Sustainable Futures for Heritage

source: Australian Academy of Science Recordings of event sessions Watch the entire event above, or click the links below to watch the individual presentations on YouTube. Welcome Welcome and introductions Session 1 The Sustainable Shine Dome Project (00:10:29) Introduction to the Sustainable Shine Dome Project, Professor Michael Jasper (00:11:18) Findings So Far the Next Steps … read more…

State Memorial for Jack Mundey AO

A State Memorial Service for Mr Jack Mundey AO took place on Wednesday 10 March 2021 in Sydney. The State Memorial took place at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 10 March 2021. The State Memorial was an important opportunity to honour the former trade union leader and conservationist who led Sydney’s Green Bans movement during the 1970s. Mr … read more…

Update: MLC Building North Sydney

The NSW Minister for Heritage, the Hon. Don Harwin, has resolved to make an Interim Heritage Order for the MLC Building. The Heritage Council of NSW had previously recommended to the Minister that the building be placed on the State Heritage Register but, by placing an IHO over the building, the Minister has decided to … read more…

Call for Papers: Architectural History + Climate Emergency Deadline: 12th March 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers of the SAHGB Annual Symposium 2021 under the theme “Architectural History + Climate Emergency” (Online, 11th and 18th June 2021) is open. “The architectural world is urgently focused on fighting the Climate Emergency, but most architectural history remains uncomfortably detached from this central challenge … read more…

Getty Conservation Institute Free Online Publication: The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework: A Tool for Assessing Heritage Places

Getty Conservation Institute Free Online Publication: The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework: A Tool for Assessing Heritage PlacesBy Susan Marsden and Peter Spearritt, Los Angeles, Getty Conservation Institute Publications, 2021 Docomomo International is happy to share the release of the Getty Conservation Institute publication The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework:A Tool for Assessing Heritage Places, By Susan Marsden … read more…