The Sirius building and the Heritage Act are both products of a significant part of Sydney’s history: the Green Bans movement.
Social housing can certainly have heritage significance. Over more than 100 years, it has been shaped by contemporary architectural and political ideas, sometimes in an exemplary way.
The Great Mosque’s famous leaning minaret in 2013.
The Great Mosque of Mosul - with its iconic leaning minaret - appeared on one of Iraq's banknotes. Its destruction by the Islamic State is an act of great symbolic importance.
When the government decides to evict, public housing tenants’ lives are turned upside down.
The last 24 public housing tenants holding out against eviction from Millers Point, Dawes Point and the Sirius Building still hope the government may show some compassion.
A view of Tehran, with its mix of traditional and modern design.
Without protection, Iran's spectacular American- and Italian-designed mid-century structures will be reduced to dust, beams and concrete blocks.
A Syrian architect reveals what makes her home town so special – and how locals can rebuild it.
UNESCO-listed heritage site Machu Picchu attracts around 1,000 tourists a day.
Is UNESCO's prestigious lists of tangible and intangible heritage damaging the very existence of the sites on them?
With the addition of minarets, Hagia Sophia was converted from a Christian basilica to an Islamic mosque.
Adaptive reuse and recycling of heritage architecture may be all the rage, but are not new. Making new buildings from old has a long history in the ancient world.
Interior of the ‘Great Hall’ at the old Fyansford Paper Mills.
Photographer: Donna Squire
The people of Geelong are connecting with their industrial past as the city undergoes a community-led creative transformation.
Jerusalem is mentioned on this 2,700-year-old papyrus.
A mysterious papyrus said to come from the Judaen Desert could be the first to reveal the name of Jerusalem.
Lygon Street, Brunswick East, Melbourne, 1956.
State Library of Victoria
From the 1960s, the backlash against inner-suburban clearances was led by the 'trendies'.
One of two benches demarcated apartheid style for either ‘whites only’ or for ‘non-whites only’ in Cape Town.
Esa Alexander/Sunday Times
September is celebrated as heritage month in South Africa. How to get it right? A revisit to a national newspaper's decade-old, ambitious project is a good yardstick to use.
The historical, social and moral reasons for retaining the Sirius Building for public housing are compelling, but the state government is focused on the money from its sale.
The state is ignoring historical, social and moral reasons to keep public housing in Heritage areas of Sydney. Its sell-off will further divide the city between rich and poor and end a rich history.
Hair speaks of the past, and of cultural heritage.
Hair has long been modified for aesthetic and other ends. But skewed power structures have meant that women, particularly women of colour, have borne the brunt of stereotyping and prejudice.
© The Palestinian Museum
An astonishing new museum opened near Ramallah, in the West Bank, on June 1.
An urban explorer-turned-academic explains our fascination with the ruins that lie beneath our cities.
Our past is under threat from "nighthawks" - illegal metal detectorists who go out at night to seek their fortune from protected ancient monuments. A Bristol archaeologist investigates.
The 11 official languages of South Africa on display at the Constitutional Court.
In the past few years, many South Africans have come to associate Heritage Day with a good opportunity to have a barbeque, known locally as a braai. But the day is meant for so much more than that.
The ancient site of Palmyra, parts of which have reportedly now been destroyed by Islamic State.
Using technology to recreate heritage items can help connect nations.
The temple of Baal Shamin in Palmyra, which has been destroyed by ISIS in Palmyra.
Barely a week after ISIS beheaded Khaled al-Asaad, the Syrian expert who devoted his life to the study of Palmyra, the group is reported to have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old temple dedicated to Baalshamin…
The heritage of Africa’s Sibudu Cave needs to be preserved as development plans threaten the site.
Africa needs to protect the Sibudu cave from development.