High Profile Organizations Sign Letter of Support for Thompson Center
Efforts to save Helmut Jahn's postmodern Thompson Center, dubbed "The Starship" for its futuristic appearance, have intensified amidst Governor Pritzker's announcement that the state will put the building up for sale. A group of ten high profile organizations have signed on to a letter urging the State of Illinois to support landmark status and #SaveOurStarship.
Call for Papers: Docomomo International Conference Tokyo 2020
Docomomo International is now accepting abstracts for the 16th International Docomomo Conference, to be held in Tokyo in 2020. Please submit abstracts no later than August 30th, 2019 (12 pm GMT) for one of the 11 identified thematic sessions.
Docomomo US/NOCA 2019 Travel Grant for Students & Emerging Professionals
The Docomomo US Northern California (NOCA) Chapter is pleased to offer a travel grant for one student or emerging professional to attend and participate in the Docomomo US National Symposium 2019 in Hawaii from September 25-28, 2019.
Commemorate Boston City Hall at 50
Boston City Hall is 50 years old and thriving. Designed by Kallman McKinnell & Knowles after Gerhard Kallmann and Michael McKinnel entered and won a design competition, the new city hall was well-received among architectural critics but was polarizing for city residents. Over the years, the building faced various threats ranging from alteration to demolition, but recently the city has begun to embrace its Brutal heritage.
The Diversity of Modernism: Thematic Focus for 2019
The American urban and suburban landscapes saw dramatic changes to the built environment post WWII. From the way we lived, to how we worked, shopped and played, many unknown regional minority and female architects played a vital role in the development of our communities. For as much as is known about the contributions of major architects such as Johnson, Breuer, Wright and Kahn, the contributions of regional minority and female architects to our built heritage is vast and yet largely unknown.
Instagram Project Aims to Put Modernism on the Map
Down in Texas, a special collaboration is brewing to map modernism around the state. modTEXAS, Houston Mod, Mid Tex Mod, and Docomomo US NTX have joined forces to invite participants to seek-out subjects on a monthly theme using the #modtexas tag.
Development Concerns at the Buckminster Fuller Dome at Woods Hole
The Dome at Woods Hole, the oldest extant Buckminster Fuller designed geodesic dome in the world and a unique and delicate structure (the framing members are stock dimensional lumber cut to fit the geometry) is now under serious threat.
Doco Games Epic Architecture Tournament
This year for Giving Tuesday (Nov. 27th), Docomomo US is launching its first ever battle for architectural survival with the “Doco Games.” The #DocoGames is a day-long tournament that features sixteen of Docomomo US’ biggest supporters fighting to save a building they love.
Docomomo US NTX Goes to the Zoo
On a lovely Saturday morning on April 28, 2018, about thirty modern enthusiasts from North Texas toured the historic Dallas Zoo on Marsalis Avenue, located at its current location since 1912, for a memorable tour and lecture co-sponsored by Docomomo US NTX and Preservation Dallas.