Call for Papers: RA 24 – Replicas: Architecture as copy or invention
Deadline: 15th February 2022

Docomomo International wishes to share the Call for Papers for the Journal of Architecture RA 24 with the topic “Replicas: Architecture as copy or invention”. Guest editor of this issue is Carolina B García-Estevez. “The history of the copy is as old as the history of architecture itself. While Pliny the Elder considered the origin of painting to be the desire to reproduce the outline of a shadow, and Vitruvius did the same for sculpture when he described the Corinthian order as life emerging from death, the model as copy of the natural highlights the synthesis of the two disciplines…

Call for papers: Heritage Pathways 2021
Deadline: 29th October 2021

Australia ICOMOS opened a call for papers for its half-day symposium entitled “Heritage Pathways 2021”, taking place online on Saturday 20th November 2021. Papers should explore issues that are important to early-career professionals and academics, as well as innovations in cultural heritage practice. We are seeking short papers, or ‘snapshots’, that critically respond to one or more of the following provocations: Where is the cultural heritage profession currently and where are we going? What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on the profession, including successive lockdowns in some states and territories? What new approaches and issues are important to emerging…

ACAHUCH Symposium 2021: Navigating Encounters and Exchanges
Date: Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, 24th - 26th November 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that are opened the registrations for the 5th Annual International Symposium of ACAHUCH (Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage), will take place between 24th November and 26th November under the theme “Navigating Encounters and Exchanges: Intercolonial trade, industry and labour mobility in Asia Pacific, 1800s – 1950s”. “Buildings for industry, agriculture and trade in Australia, the Pacific and South-East Asia share an important but forgotten history of encounter, exchange, and influence. Industrial heritage is also under-represented in World Heritage lists, with the Asia Pacific region poorly represented and global connections between…

UIA Logo Competition – 2022: UIA Year of Design for Health
Deadline: 15th November 2021

Last 27th September, the UIA launched the competition the logo competition for 2022, entitled “UIA Year of Design for Health.” The competition is open until 15th November 2021. After having been declared in July 2021 by the UIA General Assembly that 2022 would the “UIA Year of Design for Health”, this commitment urges all UIA Member Sections to encourage architects and their clients to use evidence-based design to promote health in buildings and cities. The UIA will facilitate a series of initiatives to increase awareness of and commitment to designing for health, including an open-access digital information hub, an international…

International Ideas Competition: The Design of the Surrounding Area of the Ancient Theatre A’ in Larissa, Greece
Deadline for registrations: 19 November 2021

On 20 September, the Municipality of Larissa in Greece launched an International Open Ideas Competition for The Design of the Surrounding Area of the Ancient Theatre A’ in Larissa, Greece Architects, or multidisciplinary teams consisting of at least one architect, are invited to submit proposals for the conversion of an inactive ancient open-air theatre dating from the 3rd century BC and transformation  into an active point of reference and identity for the modern city of Larissa, the fourth-most populous urban center in Greece. The Ancient Theatre A’, the largest in Thessaly-Central Greece, was built on the slope of Larissa’s Fortress hill, or “Frourio’’, the…

World Architecture Day 2021: Clean environment for a healthy world
Today, 4th October 2021, 12:00 GMT

On the occasion of the commemoration of the World Architecture Day, this year today 4th October,  the International Union of Architects organizes a panel discussion with experts from around the world under the theme “Clean environment for a healthy world”, online, at 12:00 GMT. Created by the UIA in 1985, World Architecture Day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of October in parallel with UN World Habitat Day. This year’s theme, “Clean environment for a healthy world” addresses housing, public spaces and global environmental issues in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and will hopefully contribute to the global…

Docomomo US: Tour Day 2021
Date: 9th October 2021, and throughout the month

Docomomo International shares that the Docomomo US Tour Day 2021 will take place on Saturday, 9th October 2021, under the theme Travel & Leisure, as well as throughout the month. The only national program of its kind, Tour Day is devoted to the appreciation of modern architecture in the United States. Tours and events focused on architecture and design of the Modern Movement are hosted by Docomomo US chapters, partners, and leading voices in preservation. Tour Day events can be hosted by nearly anyone interested in or with access to a significant modern building or site. This year’s thematic focus…

Brutalism + the Public University: Past, Present and Future
Date: UMass Dartmouth, 22nd October 2021, and UMass Amherst, 23rd October 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to share the conference “Brutalism + the Public University: Past, Present and Future”, which will take place on 22nd and 23rd October 2021. This is a two-day collaborative symposium held at UMass Dartmouth on Friday, October 22, 2021 and at UMass Amherst on Saturday, October 23, 2021. It aims to provide a unique platform that brings together nation-wide scholars, industry professionals and passionate citizens with an interest in concrete Brutalist architecture and preservation of the architectural icons. The symposium’s goal is to create a dynamic, cross-disciplinary conversation among all participants on how we may conserve and…

Exhibition: Contested Modernities. Postcolonial Architecture in Southeast Asia
Berlin, Haus der Statistik, 11th September - 24th October 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to share that the exhibition “Contested Modernities. Postcolonial Architecture in Southeast Asia” organized by Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism is now open in Berlin. From 11 September to 24 October 2021 it can be visited at the Haus der Statistik at Alexanderplatz. With the attainment of independence in the mid-20th century, the appearance of many cities in Southeast Asia changed. Hand in hand with the task of constituting a nation went the desire for a symbolic new beginning in architecture and urban planning. International modernism not only offered an aesthetic programme that reflected expectations of progress…

Guided visit: Van Buuren Museum & Gardens
Date: Brussels, 23rd October 2021, 10:00 am

The registrations for the Docomomo Belgium guided visit to the van Buuren House (now museum) and gardens, on Saturday 23rd October 2021 are open. Starting at 10:00, Docomomo Belgium organizes a guided visit with architect Barbara van der Wee to the interior of the van Buuren museum house. In the afternoon at 14:00 will be visited the recently restored garden with landscape architect Anne-Marie Sauvat. Built in 1928, the house of banker and arts patron David van Buuren has an exterior typical of the Amsterdam School. The interior, a tour de force of Art Deco, represents a unique ensemble brought together…