Nominations are open for the 2020 World Monuments Watch

  Dear Friend, The world’s most treasured sites are sustained by individuals who are passionate about their future. That’s why we need your help. Nominations are now open for the 2020 World Monuments Watch—a program that uses cultural heritage conservation to empower communities and improve the sustainability of their cherished sites. Every two years, with support … read more…

Open House Sydney / 4 November: AMP Building

SYDNEY OPEN HOUSE Over one weekend, Sydney Open will unlock the doors of more than 60 of the city’s most important, inspiring and intriguing buildings and spaces. On 3 and 4 November, Sydney Open invites you to explore some of the city’s most treasured and architecturally significant buildings. On Saturday 3 November, go behind the … read more…

Fabrications Journal: Industry + Architecture: national narratives/international forces – Call for papers (10 oct)

Industry + Architecture: national narratives/international forces Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand invites papers for a special issue (Vol. 29, No. 2) on Industry + Architecture edited by Anoma Pieris and Mirjana Lozanovska. Papers are due by 10 October 2018. See below. Complex and mechanised, industrial architecture altered the aesthetic and cultural landscape … read more…

Italy/Australia: Postmodern Architecture in Translation

Italy/Australia: Postmodern Architecture in Translation $52.00 Publisher: Uro Publications 2018 ISBN: 9780994396624 Editors: Silvia Micheli and John Macarthur Format: Softcover, 239pp, 230 x 150mm In the 1970s and 1980s, it was typical for architects in Australia and worldwide to consider Italy at the forefront of international trends…Italy held a high status in Australia at a crucial point of step-change in … read more…

ACT: The Griffin Lecture – 2018: Pick a Town and Break it Down

The Griffin Lecture – 2018 Australian comedian, radio host & television presenter, Tim Ross will give the 2018 Griffin Lecture titled ‘Pick a Town and Break it Down’. Tim states his case for the protection of our architecture of the mid 20thcentury and will valiantly try to explain the Australian obsession with obliterating the past. Institute members can … read more…

INT.: 3rd RMB Conference and 16th Docomomo Germany 2019 – 100 Years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?

3rd RMB Conference and 16th Docomomo Germany 2019 Deadline for Registrations: 31st January 2019 Docomomo International informs that the 16th Docomomo Germany Conference and the 3rd RMB Conference will be held in Berlin, Germany, in 2019, with the theme – 100 Years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today? Docomomo Deutschland, the Detmold … read more…

New Docomomo Journal 58 (2018/1): Louis I. Kahn — The Permanence

Docomomo Journal 58 (2018/1) Louis I. Kahn — The Permanence EDITORIAL Transcendence and permanence “You can never learn anything that is not a part of yourself.” Louis Kahn, “Silence and Light”, 1969 “The Mediterranean is full of wonder and beauty. The parts I saw around Italy I shall never forget.” Louis Kahn letter to Anne Tyng, … read more…

The Trust Talks – Beauty or the Beast? Communicating the Value of Twentieth Century Heritage, Brisbane, 18 October

The Trust Talks – Beauty or the Beast? Communicating the Value of Twentieth Century Heritage, Brisbane, 18 October 2018 THE TOPIC Join us for an evening of inspiring talks by international experts on modernist heritage as we examine the value of this much-maligned aspect of our heritage. Queensland’s twentieth century heritage is rapidly disappearing – … read more…

Exhibition: Design For Life: Grant and Mary Featherston

  Exhibition: Design For Life: Grant and Mary Featherston 30th June – 7th October 2018, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia This exhibition explores the career of Grant Featherston, arguably Australia’s most significant modernist designer, and his partnership with Mary Featherston, who is renowned for her design for children. Beginning with the question of … read more…

NSW Talk: Heritage perspectives / Sept. 6th

Heritage perspectives Sydney CPD Heritage architecture is a rich and not uncontroversial domain. Attend this 3 CPD point event to hear perspectives on what heritage means in NSW in the 21st century, what warrants preservation and celebration, and how. Speakers Peter Phillips Secretary General of ICOMOS Shaun Carter (Carter Williamson) Glenn Harper (PTW Architects) Photo: Sirius … read more…

‘Has Canberra evolved into the city that Walter and Marion envisaged?’ preview of the new National Capital Exhibition, 11 September, Canberra

‘Has Canberra evolved into the city that Walter and Marion envisaged?’ preview of the new National Capital Exhibition, 11 September, Canberra Hosted by Amanda Whitley, Founder and Director of HerCanberra, the National Capital Authority is holding a panel discussion and preview of the new National Capital Exhibition. Join panel members Chris Uhlmann, Catherine Carter and … read more…

Film: Local Legends: In The Mind of the Architect / September 12th

Local Legends: In The Mind of the Architect Wed September 12th @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm DADo film nights are a great way to experience an evening at Walsh Street. Guests are welcome to tour the house at 6.30pm for half an hour before the speaker and film commences at 7pm The film season runs monthly … read more…

International Exhibition: Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 at MOMA

Toward a ConcreteUtopia: Architecture inYugoslavia, 1948–1980 Through January 13, 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture … read more…

International: Moonlight and Night Fall Tours of Farnsworth House

Tour: Moonlight Tours at Farnsworth House 22nd September 2018, Farnsworth House, Illinois, USA “Discover Mies van der Rohe’s celebrated Farnsworth House in a new light during our special Moonlight Tours, back by popular demand. These exclusive tours will start at dusk and return after dark, lasting approximately 90 minutes. Guests will be led along a lighted path with … read more…

International Conference: Industrial Heritage – Understanding the Past, Making the Future Sustainable / 13th – 14th September 2018, Santiago, Chile

Conference: Industrial Heritage – Understanding the Past, Making the Future Sustainable 13th – 14th September 2018, Central University of Chile, Santiago, Chile “To the extent that heritage in general has taken a solid role in the making of societies in our current world, industrial heritage in particular, has risen during the last decades, the train … read more…

International: Call For Papers: 6th AICA Incentive Award For Young Art Critics: 10th September 2018, Taipei, Taiwan

Call For Papers: 6th AICA Incentive Award For Young Art Critics 10th September 2018, Taipei, Taiwan “This year, AICA invites young art critics from any country in the world to submit anarticle or a review on a subject (an exhibition, a biennale, a profile of an artistetc.), which deals with the subject of contemporary art … read more…

Unsettling Heritage symposium, 27 September, Melbourne – papers deadline: 30 August

Unsettling Heritage A one-day symposium presented by the Emerging Heritage Professionals (Vic) Friday 27 September 2018  The word ‘heritage’ often conjures up images of static and unchanging buildings, gardens and cultural landscapes. Yet this belies the fact that the field of heritage is very much in flux, a site of conflict and contestation across communities, … read more…

Walter Burley Griffin: The Architecture of Newman College, 1915-18 by Jeffrey John Turnbull

Walter Burley Griffin: The Architecture of Newman College, 1915-18 by Jeffrey John Turnbull The Specific comes first. A building is in a specific place to which it must specifically respond. Generalised forms must grow out of a thorough understanding of the particular place, activities, techniques of building and systems of service – start not with … read more…

Ugly–Beautiful: Aesthetics and Icons in Australian Art and Architecture / Melbourne, August 23rd

Ugly–Beautiful Thu August 23rd @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm   UGLY-BEAUTIFUL: AESTHETICS AND ICONS IN AUSTRALIAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE The Australian Ugliness is one of the most important texts on the Australian city. A book that has infuenced the professions understanding of architecture and planning. With a preoccupation with questions of taste and aesthetics … read more…