Call for Papers and Case Studies- 10th International DOCOMOMO Conference

The Dutch chapter of DOCOMOMO is honoured to host the 10th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 13-20 September 2008, with the general theme 'The Challenge of Change'. The 2008 edition will mark the 20th anniversary of DOCOMOMO.

The venue will be the Van Nelle factory in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
This renowned Modern Movement icon will accommodate the conference programme of Parallel Paper and Case Study Presentations, Round-table Sessions, the 2nd edition of the International DOCOMOMO Student Workshop and public evening lectures by distinguished invited speakers. Pre- and postconference tours to Dutch MoMo buildings and other landmarks of Dutch
architecture will also be part of the conference programme.

DOCOMOMO/US, Georgia Chapter recognized by the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

The Georgia Chapter was recognized in May by the Historic Preservation Division for “fostering an awareness of Modern architecture in Georgia and promoting the preservation of the state’s mid-20th Century buildings and landscapes,” as part of the 11th annual Preservation Achievement Awards. Honorees are recognized as having helped further the division’s mission, vision and goals, and thereby making a significant contribution to historic preservation in Georgia.

APPLY: Docomomo Summer Residence Grant in Paris

Docomomo International is delighted to announce the creation of an annual summer residence grant in Paris to support research on the conservation and the documentation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement.

BUILDING WATCH: Boston City Hall Up for Sale?

The Boston Globe (December 12, 2006) reports that Mayor Thomas M. Menino has refloated his 1998 idea of selling City Hall and its surrounding Plaza for private redevelopment and possible destruction by its purchaser. The building is a 1969 Brutalist design is by Gerhard Kallmann and Michael Noel McKinnell.

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