SAH is accepting abstracts for
the 69th Annual Conference

Pasadena/Los Angeles, CA
April 6-10, 2016

Deadline June 9, 2015

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SAH lost a great friend and benefactor on March 22. 

Read the obituary 
by Pauline Saliga

SAH is accepting memorial
gifts in his honor here.

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

Saturday, April 18
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Tickets $10

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Northern India: The Golden Triangle

By Amber N. Wiley | April 8, 2015

Ridhi Sidhi Pol

I knew ahead of time that Delhi would be crazy, but I was not prepared for the amount of crazy. Perhaps it is because I chose to stay in one of the most congested portions of an already congested city. Today Paharganj is known for its bazaar, as it was almost 400 years ago. It is described as “chaotic, noisy, and dirty,” on the Delhi Tourism website, and is commonly referred to as the “traveller’s ghetto.” It was exhilarating at the same time that it was exhausting. I had done enough online research to know what to expect, but there is not much one can do in terms of preparation for that type of environment.

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SAH Deadlines & Dates

SAH Opportunities
SAH/Mellon Author Awards    6/1 
2016 Call for Papers    6/9 
Brooks Travelling Fellowship    10/1 
Programs & Events    Dates 
2015 Field Seminar
(Uruguay and Argentina) 



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    Atlanta | Dates: 18 Apr – 31 Aug, 2015
    The Community Planning & Design Initiative, Africa is accepting entries of modern interpretations of traditional African residential design, as well as research papers and artists impressions on the art of African architecture. Opportunity open to ALL architects, designers, engineers, historians, artist, planners, students and professionals. Join us! Registration & Awards schedule listed on
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  • Le Corbusier, From Decoration to Functionalism

    Chicago | Dates: 13 – 13 May, 2015
    Professor Jean-Louis Cohen will lecture on the development of Le Corbusier’s theories of interior architecture. Food, drink, socializing to follow.
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  • Papanek Symposium 2015

    Vienna | Dates: 27 – 28 May, 2015
    Émigré Design Culture highlights the significance of Austrian and Central European émigré and exile designers and architects in promoting a progressive culture of debate in the USA, around the needs of society and strategies for social inclusion. This symposium is the first to address the pivotal role of émigré networks in shaping a new social agenda in design. Scholars in the fields of cultural, design and architectural history consider the critical contribution of émigrés and exiles in forming new humanistic directions in design, opening up a forum to debate its relevance for today's global perspective. Curator: Dr. Elana Shapira Director: Prof. Dr. Alison J. Clarke Assistant: Bryleigh Morsink Kindly supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Public event, free of charge, registration required. Programme: 27 May 2015 09.00-10.00 Registration 10.00-10.30 Introduction Alison Clarke (Director, Papanek Foundation) Welcome Gerald Bast (President, University of Applied Arts Vienna, AT) Elana Shapira (Symposium Curator) 10.30-12.30 Reconsidering the Viennese Heritage Chair: Monika Platzer (Architekturzentrum Wien) 10.30-11.00 Eve Blau (Harvard University, USA) Isotype and Architecture in Red Vienna and Beyond 11.00-11.30 Oliver Kühschelm (University of Vienna, Austria) (Mis)understanding Consumption: Consumer Experts and the Austrofascist Regime 11.30-12.00 Barnaby Haran (University of Hull, UK) Shaping the Mass Mind: Frederick Kiesler and Edward Bernays in New York in the 1920s 12.00-12.30 Discussion 12.30-13.45 Lunch Break 14.00-16.00 Exile and Émigré Culture: Psychology and the Politics of Inclusion Chair: Todd Cronan (Emory University, USA) 14.00-14.30 Christopher Long (University of Texas at Austin, USA) Josef Frank and Paul T. Frankl: Two Tales of the Wiener Moderne Abroad 14.30-15.00 Ruth Hanisch (Independent Architectural Historian, Germany) Freud’s Armchair: Felix Augenfeld and the Psychoanalysis Movement in Vienna and New York 15.00-15.30 Pat Kirkham (Bard Graduate Center, USA) Eva Zeisel’s Vienna, Budapest, New York: Wanderlust, Imprisonment, Exile and Emigration 15.30-16.00 Discussion 18.00-19.00 Papanek Lecture Felicity D. Scott (Columbia University, USA) Planetary and Interplanetary Housekeeping 19.00-20.00 Reception 28 May 2015 10.00-13.00 Émigré and Exile Networks: Designing a Better Society? Chair: Christopher Long (University of Texas at Austin, USA) 10.00-10.30 Robin Schuldenfrei (The Courtauld Institute of Art, UK) László Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer and the Social Usefulness of Art 10.30-11.00 Anna Vallye (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) Educating the Citizen’s Mind: György Kepes at MIT. 11.00-11.30 Break 11.30-12.00 Elana Shapira (University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria) The Question of Gender: Kiesler, Rudofsky, Papanek and Surrealism 12.00-12.30 Monica Penick (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) Paul László and the Atomic Future 12.30-13.00 Discussion 13.00-14.00 Lunch Break 14.00-15.30 Émigrés and Exiles and the Global Turn Chair: Gerd Zillner (Frederick Kiesler Foundation, Austria) 14.00-14.30 Felicity D. Scott (Columbia University, USA) Bernard Rudofsky and Architecture without Architects 14.30-15.00 Todd Cronan (Emory University, USA) Schindler vs. Neutra or Architecture at the End of History 15.00-15.30 Discussion 15.30-16.30 Roundtable discussion “Ruptures and Continuities – Émigrés and Exiles and the Social in Design”
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