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

  • Folly 2015: Torqueing Spheres

    Long Island City | Dates: 17 May – 30 Aug, 2015
    The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park present the winning proposal for the 2015 Folly Program—an annual juried competition targeted to early career architects and designers. Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League launched the annual Folly Program in 2012 to explore the intersections and divergences between architecture and sculpture.
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  • The Wendy Evans Joseph Lecture on Art and Architecture: Ursula von Rydingsvard

    New York | Dates: 12 May, 2015
    The Wendy Evans Joseph Lecture on Art and Architecture presents the work of an artist whose work is inspired by the built environment. On May 12, artist Ursula von Rydingsvard will present her recent work in this public lecture.
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  • Revisiting CASE

    Cambridge | Dates: 02 May, 2015
    Participants: CASE members Stanford Anderson, Anthony (Tony) Eardley, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Robert Kliment, Donlyn Lyndon, Michael McKinnell, Richard Meier, Henry (Hank) Millon, Jaquelin (Jaque) Robertson, and Thomas (Tim) Vreeland, plus Robert Goodman, K. Michael Hays, Sylvia Lavin, Reinhold Martin, Joan Ockman, Felicity Scott, Anthony Vidler, and faculty and students from the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art program at MIT.
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