If Walls Could Speak: Architect Moshe Safdie Shares His Life in Architecture

Event Sep 21  

The Cooper Union hosts Moshe Safdie for a conversation charting his 50-year career and vision for the role architecture plays in society at large.

Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall

Event Oct 3  

The Glass House hosts design critic Alexandra Lange for a reading from her new book Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall, a chronicle of these marketplaces’ cultural ascent.

Time to tour Beinecke Library at Yale

Event Oct 8  

Take a free tour of Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library—one of the world’s greatest libraries ever. It was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of SOM and opened in October of 1963. A Docomomo US Tour Day 2022 event.

Robert A. M. Stern's Journey in Architecture

Event Oct 25  

The Glass House welcomes Robert A.M. Stern for a virtual book talk about his recently published memoir, Between Memory and Invention: My Journey in Architecture and his half-century of practice as an architect, educator, and historian.

Remember the Mall? Help document midcentury's best

News  

Docomomo US has launched “Mallitecture & Memories” a crowdsourcing campaign to gather data and collect stories of midcentury shopping malls.

National Sumposium session recordings available

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Pre-recorded panel presentations from “Yo!” Modernism,” Docomomo US’s 2022 National Symposium in Philadelphia, are available to purchase on Vimeo.

Conversation pit comeback?

Are conversation pits the antidote to endless hours in front of screens? Possibly. Check out conversation_pits on instagram for all the inspiration you’ll ever need. It’s a lot about the pillows.

The world is full of DOCOMOMO

Docomomo International recently added five country-level working parties: Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. The organization now counts 77 working parties and more than 3,000 international-level members.

Shower in the spirit of FLW

It was only a matter of time. “With the stroke of his pencil he gave structure to life, and life to structure. That is a legacy that lives on.” Now, we’re told, in a new bathroom fixture collection from BRIZO. Catch the video.

Expand your MoMo horizons

Docomomo Journal is the peer-reviewed journal of Docomomo International that, since 1990, has provided a twice-yearly collection of recent and original research on the documentation and conservation of Modern Movement sites. The journal is now open access and digitized back to 2010. Peruse some great issues at our leisure.

Cats of Brutalism

Apparently cats like Brutalism a lot more than architectural pundits, civic leaders and everyday onlookers. This Instagram account—taglined a “daily dose of cats and concrete”—is all fun. If you’re on Instagram check out Julliard School, Pirelli Building, Whitney Museum and more.

Eames Office Explains Magnitude

Along with architecture, Charles and Ray Eames made their mark in short films. In Power of Ten, a 1977 film for IBM, the duo visualized the concept of magnitude and it still mesmerizes. Six million YouTube viewers couldn’t be wrong.