DOCOMOMO AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER

MEMBERSHIP DUE: To friends and members. As you will probably know, annual membership fees are now due. (this is earlier than previous years, to bring us in line with international membership requirements)

Thank you to all those that have already responded and renewed. For others – please re-subscribe as a local or international member in order to receive the Docomomo International journal, and to support ongoing events and activism of Docomomo Australia and international.

Go to Docomomo Australia – membership tab to renew online.

 

**** CURRENT EVENTS ****

New film Society starting in Melbourne – DADo

Dedicated to the screening of documentaries and films on architecture, design and urbanism. Many films will be of great interest to Docomomo friends and members.

See attached flyer for further information and membership form.

Or go to www.robinboyd.org.au/dado.

First Film: ‘Oscar Niemeyer: Life is a breath of Air”

April 17 – Boyd Foundation, Walsh street, South Yarra

 

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Council House – Perth WA, “Turns 50 this year”

There is an exhibition and catalogue to celebrate its birthday current on show in Council House

See https://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/03/25/3723156.htm

 

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“Living in Australia”, New Edition for sale.

Go to www.robinboyd.org.au

‘Living in Australia provided Robin Boyd with an opportunity to describe his own approach to design and his vision for Australian housing – housing that is appropriate to our lifestyle, environment, climate and culture. Originally published in 1970, this new edition includes recent colour photographs by John Gollings and essays by renowned architects Kerstin Thompson and Rachel Neeson reflecting upon the importance of Boyd’s work and its continuing relevance.’

 

**** FUTURE EVENTS ****

UIA Work Programme Architectural Heritage – International conference in Xian

Heritage | Work Programmes

This work programme is organising its second international conference in Xian, China, on 8 & 9 October 2013. This year’s conference will discuss how to preserve modern architectural heritage on the theme Other MoMo, relating to other modern movements and other forms of heritage. The meeting will take place at the University of Xian with the participation of UIA president Albert Dubler, the president of DoCoMoMo and the ICOMOS vice-president.

 

**** BUILDINGS AT RISK ****

FESA HOUSE, Perth – a fine piece of Western Australian brutalism is going to be demolished despite resistance from planners, architects and the WA Heritage Council.