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…