SEYMOUR H. PERSKY 
(1922-2015)

SAH lost a great friend and benefactor on March 22, when Seymour H. Persky passed away. Read the obituary by SAH Executive Director Pauline Saliga.

SAH is accepting memorial gifts in his honor here.
SAH CHICAGO SEMINAR

Magnitudes of Change:
Local Sites & Global Concerns in Chicago's Built Environment

Saturday, April 18
8:30 am-12:30 pm
AIA CES 3 HSW
Tickets $10

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2015 FIELD SEMINAR

Architecture in the Rio de la
Plata Basin: Between Tradition
and Cosmopolitanism

September 1-12, 2015
AIA CES: 45 LU/HSW


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Black Lives Matter

March 10, 2015 | via Aggregate

The Black Lives Matter dossier, published by the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, is edited by SAH members Jonathan Massey and Meredith TenHoor and includes essays from SAH members Amber Wiley, Michael Abrahamson, Dianne Harris, and Charles David II. Excerpt from the Introduction republished here with permission.

What does it mean to put black lives at the center of our thinking about architecture and its history? On the Aggregate website, thirteen new essays by scholars, designers, students, and citizens address the Black Lives Matter movement through architectural and urban research. The edited collection diagnoses sources of violence, identifies forms of resistance, and reimagines Black aesthetics.

Introduction: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.

—Alicia Garza, “A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement”1

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SAH Deadlines & Dates

Fellowships & Awards
  Deadline
SAH/Mellon Author Awards    6/1 
     
Programs & Events    Dates 
2015 Conference - Chicago    4/15-4/19 
SAH Chicago Seminar    4/18 
2015 Field Seminar
(Uruguay and Argentina) 

  9/1-9/12 

Opportunities

  • Call for Papers for the SESAH Annual Conference

    San Antonio | Dates: 30 Mar – 01 May, 2015
    SESAH seeks proposals for papers to be presented during the SESAH 2015 conference in San Antonio, Texas. For details regarding the submission of an abstract for the conference program, see www.sesah.org.
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  • Jane Jacobs, Then and Now

    Chicago | Dates: 29 Apr, 2015
    Who was Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) and why are we talking about her today? Yes, the journalist, activist and author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), among other works, holds iconic status among writers about cities and planning, but have you actually read her work? And what is the story behind her writing? How did her childhood in Scranton, PA, inform her views of what urban neighborhoods could and should be? What were her politics (hint: possibly not what you expect)? Why does her work continue to be influential today, and should it be so?
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  • Volunteer with Rebuilding Together

    Maywood | Dates: 25 Apr, 2015
    National Rebuilding Together Day is an annual event in which volunteers work together to renovate homes belonging to elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners in order to make them warm, safe, and dry, improve accessibility, and provide improvements that will leave the home a healthier, brighter, more pleasant place to live.
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