Any of you who follow my Instagram stream will be aware of our recent globetrotting. One of the great highlights was DoCoMoMo International's biannual conference, this year in Lisbon. This conference continues to grow and is probably the largest and most important gathering of Modernism nerds anywhere in the world. I know! How good does that sound?
The conference is total immersion in all aspects of Modernism from the esoteric to the pragmatic to the inspirational. Conference presentations range from the social impact of Modern resort architecture to the minutiae of chemical changes in early concrete structures to the work of hands-on architectural practitioners who design, demolish, restore and alter the significant buildings of Modernism themselves.
Delegates are drawn from local chapters all over the world and Australia is always well represented by attendees as well as contributors at and before the conference.
After the serious intellectual discourse and academic papers of the conference proper, there is always a fantastic tour of architecture - Modern and more recent - within the host country. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say it's worth travelling across the world just for this privilege. And we have the slides to prove it!
Join us for the post-Lisbon post-mortem slide night at the beautiful Boyd House in Walsh St to chat with some of the conference attendees, including us, and enjoy a few gorgeous pics of Portuguese Modernism and a drink. All the details HERE. Hope to see you there!