Events And Opportunities

  • EAA Barcelona Call for Papers

    Dates: 15 – 15 Feb, 2018
    I would like to advertise a call for papers for an EAA session (#254) that my colleagues and I are organizing at the conference in Barcelona, Spain on September 5-8 titled, “Mobility and Culture Change during Transitional periods in and around the Alpine Region.” Abstracts for the session are due by February 15, 2018, and can be submitted here:  The abstract is provided below.


    Transitional periods, often accompanying the migrations of people and/or cultures to an area, are times of significant socio-cultural change as evidenced in the archaeological record. These periods are particularly important to study, as they can provide context and understanding to the resulting assimilation, colonization, and ethnogenesis of populations. We aim to discuss how the migration of people during key transitional periods in the history of the Alpine region altered the social, economic, and political landscapes as evidenced by human and animal remains as well as material culture. We are interested in papers dealing with various transitional periods, for example, from the Mesolithic to Neolithic, Copper Age to Bronze Age, Bronze Age to Iron Age, Pre-Roman to Roman Period, and Late Roman to Early Medieval Period. Although there are multiple methodological approaches to answering questions related to migration and socio-economic change, this session will focus on the use of archaeological science, including biochemical analyses of human and faunal remains, i.e. stable isotopes, ancient DNA analysis, and provenience studies on material remains to discuss these transitional periods in the archaeological record.

    We invite scholars to present papers with a geographic focus in and around the Alpine region, including Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, and Monaco who are studying (1) the impact of migration on social, economic, or political environments during key transitional periods, and (2) employing archaeological science methodologies.
  • CFP: 2018 National Humanities Conference

    New Orleans | Dates: 11 Jan – 16 Mar, 2018
    THE FEDERATION OF STATE HUMANITIES COUNCILS AND THE NATIONAL HUMANITIES ALLIANCE are pleased to announce the 2018 National Humanities Conference, which will take place in New Orleans in conjunction with the city’s tricentennial celebration. The National Humanities Conference brings together the public humanities and academia to explore local and national opportunities and challenges, discover new ideas and research, learn about collaborations and best practices, and strengthen America’s humanities network.

    We will gather in New Orleans to draw attention to the remarkable ways local communities are integrating the humanities into public life. The city’s 300th anniversary celebration will serve as an ideal backdrop for these conversations. Emerging from a mixture of Native American, French, Spanish, and African influences, New Orleans boasts a dynamic creole culture that endures in the “post-Katrina” era. Residents continue to wrestle with the legacy of slavery, confront coastal land loss, adjust to a changing educational landscape, and reimagine their neighborhoods while continuing to celebrate their city’s renowned traditions. The humanities find fertile ground in a city where street parades, shotgun houses, and iconic cemeteries are living parts of communities and where preservation plays a central role in the local economy.

    While aspects of this culture are unique to New Orleans, the challenges faced by the city offer touchpoints for other American communities. New Orleans promises to be a thought-provoking setting for renewed conversations about the centrality of the humanities in our diverse worlds. 

    Deadline for submitting proposals: Wednesday, March 16, 2018
  • Writingplace: Laboratory for Architecture & Literature

    Dates: 11 Jan – 11 Jun, 2018

    Writingplace is a platform aimed at exploring alternative ways of looking at architecture, urban places and landscapes through literary writing. It is a laboratory, where experiments take place; testing conventions and limits and transcending boundaries while gathering professional knowledge and understanding in the process.

    Writingplace is literally a place where people, ideas and experiments converge around the idea that literature – be it fiction, poetry or theory – and literary approaches can make architecture richer, and vice versa. Writingplace provides architects, writers, students, teachers, academics, poets and anyone else with an interest in (or thinking about) the connection between architecture and literature, with an open field of experimentation for exchange and discussion. We try not to be an institute, but a place; present in different locations at different times, but always at our site in the internet.

    As a laboratory, we do not restrain initiatives or fixate processes. Instead we let different angles and new perspectives determine our experiments. Writingplace follows these premises piecemeal. By allowing close-to-total freedom regarding contributions, we hope to foster and inspire creativity and new ideas. However, in order to structure our activities we base our discussions upon four fundamental pillars; research, debate, publication and the construction of a network of common interests. Together, these four pillars form the identity of Writingplace.

    Our main focus is placed on experimentation and research on the subject of architecture and literature. Through workshops, essays, projects, creative writing, poems, fiction, and other such formats, we study the two disciplines and their points of convergence as valid methods of communication and representation. Most importantly, we like to share our findings. Writingplace combines extremely different and diverse perspectives and angles on these subjects, and provides a database for investigators, scholars, students and the broader public, as long as they share interests akin to ours.

    Writingplace does not only gather content and knowledge. Through debates, conferences or lectures we try to be actively present in pressing contemporary debates with our ideas and postures. Taking part in the academic discourse is a good way to test our theories, sharpen our ideas, and promote different ways of addressing architecture and literature.

    The website of Writingplace is an online platform on which we publish our experiments and findings. With time this platform should form a library where diverse representations, projects and experiments are stored for future use. Aside from ongoing online activities we aim to publish hard copies of Writingplace magazines, addressing relevant themes or anchoring the knowledge obtained from special events, such as conferences or projects. Online and physically, Writingplace works as an open library, available to everyone.

    Through our contributors, our presence at debates and conferences and our online library, we operate as a network of people with a broad array of skills and experiences. By sharing our knowledge we sharpen each other’s ideas, discover new perspectives and consider different angles for any particular topic. With the growth of our distinctly diverse group, we aim to become an important voice for the promotion of alternative ways of looking at architecture, urban places and landscapes.

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in History Education

    New York | Dates: 11 Jan – 07 Mar, 2018
    The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum is riding an exciting wave of success and is in the midst of a revitalization of its mission and operations, which centers on the recent renovation and expansion of its historic building, the advancement of the stewardship of its collections, and new and ambitious exhibitions, publications, and public and school programs.

    The Museum of the City of New York seeks applications from scholars-in-training who wish to gain valuable hands-on experience in public history and teaching, to fill three Predoctoral Fellowships funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellows in History Education will enhance and expand educational activities now underway at the Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center while receiving training in the fields of public history and museum education. The Schwarz Center welcomes over 46,000 students, teachers, and families each year.

    The Fellowship is open to advanced (ABD) PhD candidates in fields relating to the collections and programs of the Museum of the City of New York. Three Fellows will be selected to be in residence at the Museum for two days a week for 14 months, during which time they will be fully integrated into the life of the Museum.

    The Fellowship offers extensive experience and training in teaching. Fellows receive three months of focused training in museum pedagogy and observe programs delivered by Museum Educators before beginning to teach. Compensation is $30,900 for a commitment of two days a week at the Museum from July 2018 – August 2019. A stipend for relocation is available.
  • 2018 ACSA/COAM International Conference | New Instrumentalities

    Madrid | Dates: 14 – 16 Jun, 2018

    Join architecture and design professionals throughout the world to present, discuss and propose ways architecture faculty, designers & practitioners can help resolve the multiple crises our cities are facing.

    In light of the multiple crises our cites are facing, architecture is now in a position to contribute positively to salvage and invigorate the urban realm​. After a decade of recasting ourselves through cultural, ​technological, environmental and social engagement, ​we -​architects​-​ seek to deploy a newly found adroitness to address the different paradigm shifts that render our cities less just, plural, safe, entertaining, productive and environmentally proficient.

    We seek to identify contributions in response to these challenges on the city:

    • Disruption: "Disruptive" digital economies and their impact of the social economic fabric of cities: "Disruptive" economies are transforming our cities. Uber, Amazon, Airbnb, etc. are changing the social and economic fabric of cities often displacing the disenfranchised. An example of which were the recent citizens'​ revolt against Airbnb as new tourist protocols are transforming cities and disrupting the essence of a community. 
    • Inequality – People and Capital Flows: Historical and emerging people and capital flows are contributing to the city as a stage for augmented inequalities. The growing global inequalities as generated by real estate speculation and migrations are finding in the city a territory to intensify rather than abate a sense of equality and community. The migration trends have recently intensify beyond the rural to urban migration to include a growing number of refugees of war.
    • Public Space: The changing politics and protocols of public space. Public space in the city is being continuously contested. The most egregious of these challenges comes from the recent terrorist attacks on cities across the world. More nuance challenges and opportunities are appropriations of public space and its monuments to legitimate or question power, history, memory, gender, cultures and race. Lastly, the public space of the city has ​become a regional and global destination for celebration and protest amply augmenting is scope. 
    • Environmental Crisis: Comprises management of environment and resources, and the challenges of consumption and resiliency. We have enumerated multiple flanks of attack​s​ on the city and we have yet to broached perhaps the most grave ones. As Houston floods, Miami sinks and Beijing chokes, the changes brought about by climate change and resource management are beyond palpable, already catastrophic. 
    • Nascent material conscience has emerged aiming to empower local resources, addressing the economy of means and the need for new identities. The lack of real estate in some cases and busting economies in others, have increased the need of repurposing what already exists, reinforcing strategies of adaptability, transformation and reuse, therefore rising awareness of the behaviour and evolution of architecture over time.
    • Open Topic will be offered for abstracts that do not fit under one of the 5 topic sessions (above), but is consistent with the general theme of the conference, New Instrumentalities. We encourage the submission of well-crafted abstracts on topics that explore a range of issues within architectural education and practice. The selected papers will be grouped according to overarching themes that emerge from the open call. 
  • 106th ACSA Annual Meeting | The Ethical Imperative

    Denver | Dates: 15 – 17 Mar, 2018

    106th ACSA Annual Meeting  |  The Ethical Imperative
    March 15-17, 2018  |  Denver, Colorado
    Co-chairs: Amir Ameri, University of Colorado Denver & Rebecca O’Neal Dagg, Auburn University
    Host School: University of Colorado Denver


    In its material, cultural, and economic effects, architecture poses essential and unavoidable ethical quandaries and challenges. In its performative capacity to express ideology, architecture is inexorably entangled in questions of power and legitimation. As part of an interconnected global economic infrastructure that consumes natural resources at an alarming rate, architecture raises new and pressing questions with which educators, practitioners, and students must engage. 

    Given that there is an infinitely ethical dimension to every aspect of architecture, the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting will seek to solicit wide reflection on the ethical challenges of architecture in a world in flux.  

    Architecture as practice and as discipline and pedagogy struggles to solve problems and to advance culture. Within this struggle the discipline faces an ambiguity of values and agenda. The relationship between these two purposes, problem solving and cultural advancement, often exists as a rift, a great chasm filled with nuanced dilemmas related to ethics and power. 

    Join us for the ACSA Annual Meeting in Denver 2018 to engage these and other fundamental questions that face educators across the curriculum. 

  • Victorian Society in America Summer Schools

    Dates: 11 Jan – 01 Mar, 2018
    We invite you to study architecture, art, landscape, and preservation at one of our internationally-acclaimed Summer Schools in Newport, Chicago, and London. You will enjoy lectures by leading scholars, private tours of historic sites, engaging social experiences, and opportunities to get behind the scenes at museums and galleries. Open to graduate students, academics, architects, and the general public. AIA Continuing Education Units are available. Applications are due March 1st! 

    NEWPORT Join renowned architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson on this 10-day program in Newport, Rhode Island, exploring the "Queen" of American resorts and its environs. Visit The Breakers and McKim, Mead & White's Isaac Bell House as well as Victorian gardens, historic churches and stunning Tiffany windows!

    CHICAGO The six-day Chicago summer school focuses on the American roots of Modernism, visiting private and public buildings, parks and landscapes with access to some of the era's most iconic spaces: H. H. Richardson's Glessner House, Burnham & Root's Rookery Building, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio, among others.

    LONDON Spend two weeks exploring Victorian art, architecture and design in London, the Midlands, and the West Country. Tour the Palace of Westminster, Lincoln's Inn and Leighton House in London, the great Victorian industrial centers cities Liverpool and Manchester, and visit iconic Arts and Crafts sites such as Emery Walker House and Kelmscott Manor.

    For more information and online applications, visit 
  • Lecture: Frank Lloyd Wright and Newport, Rhode Island

    New York City | Dates: 14 – 14 Feb, 2018
    The Victorians Society in America Presents a Summer Schools Evening*

    “The Greatest Victorian Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright and Newport, Rhode Island”

    A lecture by Richard Guy Wilson

    Director, VSA Newport Summer School and
    Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History, University of Virginia 

    Wednesday, February 14, 6:00 PM                                                      
    Jefferson Market Library                                                                               
    425 Avenue of the Americas, New York

    *Learn about the VSA Summer Schools in Newport, London and Chicago before this year’s March 1st application deadline!

    RSVP by Monday, February 12 to
  • 2018 Mid-West Tool Collectors Association Internship at George Washington's Mount Vernon

    Mount Vernon | Dates: 09 – 31 Jan, 2018

    George Washington’s Mount Vernon is pleased to invite applications for a summer 2018 internship in the Historic Preservation and Collections Department. This internship, generously supported by the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association, will offer a unique and exciting opportunity for historical research focusing on the building materials acquired by George Washington for the construction and repair of Mount Vernon, and the operationally-diverse, 8,000-acre plantation system surrounding it. The goal of the project is to gather all known references to building materials between 1755 and 1802 and to analyze the context within which they were employed in order to develop a more accurate understanding of how the Mansion and estate developed over time. The intern will work closely with members of the Preservation Architecture division and the Curatorial division, as well as other library and historic preservation colleagues.


    The focus of the internship is to identify all references to building materials in the Washington Papers and related primary sources and to synthesize those references with known information about building campaigns and tools acquired by Washington during the same period.

    The primary goals for the project will be:

     (1) to enter and organize the materials data within a spreadsheet for eventual import into the Washington Material Culture Database (a searchable Access database that allows staff to track the material goods acquired and used by the Washingtons from 1755-1802)

    (2) to produce a summary-level report analyzing the types, sources, volume, timing, and historical background of the materials acquisitions, as well as including brief descriptions of the respective materials.

    This paid internship is full-time (40 hours/week) for 10 weeks (or an equivalent number of hours). Compensation in the amount of $5,000 (gross) is offered, payable on Mount Vernon’s bi-weekly pay schedule.  Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.  Mount Vernon is happy to work with the intern’s academic program to provide credit for the internship period.   


    Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation, American Material Culture, Architectural History, American History, History of Decorative Arts, Museum Studies, or related field required; graduate coursework or master’s degree preferred. Familiarity desired with primary source research, editing, and databases, as well as 18th-century handwriting, building materials, and building techniques; abilities to work independently and accurately, precisely record information, and proofread required.

    Start date target: late May/early June 2018

    To apply:

    Please submit electronically via our website  cover letter and curriculum vitae or resume (no more than 2 pages) with contact information for 3 references by: January 31, 2018.  Point of contact: Caroline Spurry, Architectural Historian,

  • EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: From Building to Continent: How Architecture makes Territories

    Canterbury | Dates: 28 – 29 Jun, 2018

    Biennial Conference, Centre for European Architecture, Kent School of Architecture (UK)


    From Building to Continent: How Architecture makes Territories


                Cultural landscape refers to landscapes shaped by humans through habitation, cultivation, exploitation and stewardship, and has influenced thinking in other fields, such as architecture. Generally, architecture has been subsumed within cultural landscape itself as a comprehensive spatial continuum. Yet standard architectural histories often analyse buildings as isolated objects, sometimes within the immediate context, but typically with minimal acknowledgement of wider spatial ramifications. However, buildings may become spatial generators, not only in the immediate vicinity, but also at larger geographic scales. ‘Buildings’ in this case include architectural works in the traditional sense, as well as roads, bridges, dams, industrial works, military installations, etc. Such structures have been grouped collectively to represent territories at varying scales.

                In the context of this conference, the term ‘territories’ is appealed to rather than ‘landscape’, for the latter is associated with a given area of the earth’s surface, often aestheticized as a type of giant artefact. Territories by contrast are more abstract, and may even overlap. Discussions in this conference may consider varying territorial scale relationships, beginning with the building, moving to the regional, and even to the global. For example, at the level of architectural detailing, buildings may represent large-scale territories, or obscure others, themselves acting as media conveying messages. How tectonic-geographic relationships are represented may also be considered. Various media, primarily maps but also film and digital technologies have created mental images of territories established by buildings, and are all relevant to these discussions. Geopolitical analysis may provide another means towards understanding how architecture makes territories. Governments are often the primary agents, but not always, for religious and special interest groups have played central roles. Mass tourism and heritage management at national and international levels have reinforced, or contradicted, official government messages. Organisations dedicated to international building heritage, such as UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) also are implicated in such processes.

                Paper proposals may cover anytime period, continuing into the present. Relevant proposals from all disciplines are welcomed.



    Conference organisers: Dr. David H. Haney, and Dr. Luciano Cardellichio.


    Conference webpage address:


    Paper abstracts: 150-200 words in length.

    Paper abstract submission due date: 5th February, 2018.

    Paper selection announcement date: 31st of March, 2018.

    Please send paper abstracts as a Word doc (without images):


    Conference dates: 28th and 29th of June, 2018

    Location: Canterbury, Kent, UK

    Venue: The Cathedral Lodge:

    Daily Schedule: to be published

    Conference Fee: £140 per person. Includes coffee/tea and refreshments, and buffet lunches on both days.

    To pay the registration fee online, please click here:


    A conference publication containing selected essays is planned.


    Keynote Speaker Lectures:

    Professor Lucia Allais, Princeton University (US): ‘Maps of monuments and scales of design: Strategic bombing and the postwar international order’.

    Professor Mark Bassin, Södertörn University (Stockholm): ‘Nature as State: Geopolitics and Landscape Monuments’.

    Professor Kenny Cupers, University of Basel: ‘The Earth that Modernism Built’.

    Professor Tullia Iori, The University of Rome Tor Vergata: ‘Engineering the Italian Landscape: the Autostrada del Sole as Territorial Construct for a New Post-War National Identity’.

  • Islamic Heritage 2018 - Call for papers

    Dates: 17 – 19 Apr, 2018

    Islamic Heritage 2018
    2nd International Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art
    17 - 19 April 2018

    Conference website:

    Conference Topics:
    • Historical aspects
    • Heritage studies
    • Archeological studies
    • Mosques and minarets
    • Conservation and restoration
    • Oman and Eastern Saudi Arabian Architecture
    • Citadels and fortifications
    • Urban environment
    • Baths and caravansereis
    • Palaces
    • Houses and gardens
    • Bridges and dams
    • Irrigation systems
    • Climate adaptability
    • Structural aspects
    • The use of light and orientation
    • Construction materials
    • Architecture in Malaysia and Indonesia
    • Mediterranean Islamic heritage
    • The upper Gulf (Kuwait and Basra)
    • The central Gulf (Bahranian and Qatar)
    • The lower Gulf architecture
    • The Persian coast and islands
    • The Trucial coast (Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates)
    • Classical Ottoman architecture
    • The Balkans legacy
    • The Black and Caspian sea legacies
    • Islamic architecture along the Silk Road
    • Islamic architecture in China
    • Afghanistan and Persia
    • Islamic architecture in the ex-Soviet republics
    • The Indian continent
    • Islamic architecture in Al-Andalus and other Spanish regions
    • Influences in the Americas
    • Islamic architecture in Africa
    • New cities and the search for authenticity


  • DEMHIST 2018 Conference - Chicago

    Chicago | Dates: 14 – 18 Oct, 2018


    Modernity Meets History: Historic House Museums of Today for Tomorrow

    The 20th anniversary meeting of the International DEMHIST Committee, to be held in Chicago, October 14-18, 2018 will explore concepts of modernism and modernity as a paradigm for how we explore the collections, narratives, buildings, and public engagement strategies of historic house museums. This theme follows from the 2017 DEMHIST conference in London which met around the theme of “relevance.” 

    The conference will include a public lectures, and general sessions, a poster session, a key-note address, workshops, tours, receptions and excursions. 

     Attendees may arrive several days early and attend the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago, Saturday and Sunday, October 13- 14, 2018.

    Call for proposals, including papers, sessions, posters, as well as hotel, lodging, and transportation information, will be made available on the  Chicago DEMHIST 2018 conference website at the end of January.  

    Sign up for updates HERE
  • Documenting & Mapping of Old City through Comics

    Nashik | Dates: 12 – 18 Feb, 2018

    1.1 Statement of Purpose

    Le Corbusier said, ‘History is the greatest teacher.”, and believing in the same we realized our own historic cities, no matter how small or big they are, has a wonderful treasure within them. We believe the young generation has a lot more to learn from the old cities of India, from architecture, space utilization, material, climate, nature, topography, urban design to the sensitivity of human behavior and activity mapping. In design and architecture schools, the students measure draw the streets and old structures as a part of curriculum, but in the process they are missing out the life happening in and around the spaces and most importantly the context of the places. They fall short to read the buildings and activity mapping because of lack of time and completion of technical drawings.

     Architecture has gradually become a very sought after profession in India today. But the situation brings in equally difficult perils to the profession. Lack of interest towards narratives, drawings and poor presentation / communication is a few of them. For more than two years now, Leewardists has been brooding over these concerns and have been searching for a methodology to counter these perils.

    Leewardists have unraveled the strength of comics as a communication tool, which would enable students to present their ideas in a more structured and organized manner, not that the workshop would be focusing on making comics. But in a way the process of making Comics help us to understand the importance of "Storyboards", thus making our presentations concise yet stronger. Leewardists and Kalaa Srishti collaboratively has found a way of “Documenting & Mapping of Old City through Comics” to imbibe the learning of the vernacular and historic architecture in the young generation. This methodology is helping students to be aware of our own heritage, culture with respect to architecture and learning the great essence of Indian spaces in a fun but very informative and creative way.

    This Workshop is one of its kind where design ideas as well as historic refernces are explained, explored and represented through the art of narratives, storytelling and storyboarding.

    To know Leewardists approach towards architecture and comics please look into the following comic links –

    Frustrations of an Architect

    What everyone says about an Architect

    Types of Architecture students

    Planned cities after Independence

    Importance of Hall of Nations Pragati Maidan

    Women safety in India comic

    Types of Architects

    Architect visits Taj Mahal


    1.2 Main Intent of this workshop

    1. Creating awareness about vernacular architecture by understanding the stories and lives in the old city.

    2. Understanding and learning the methodology of observation and analysis and learning “How to read a building?”

    3. Creating awareness about Visual Storytelling and how we can tell stories through our graphics and illustrations.

    4. Explaining the Methods of Architectural presentations / narratives through the power of Comics and Storyboarding

    5. Emphasizing on various aspects of architecture – space utilization, material use, construction technology, climate, nature, topography, urban design and the sensitivity towards human behavior and activity mapping.

    6. Focusing on three modes of representation – Big screen presentations, Sheet presentations and Portfolio/ Report Presentations.

     7. To help them understand visual narratives so as to tell properly about their learning, designs and process.

    8. Introducing the Art of Storyboarding which is being used by Movie Directors, Animators.etc.

    With these major thoughts in mind, the workshop would try to be interactive, innovative and inquisitive, in order to explore the art of storyboarding towards a well-crafted direction in Architecture.

    1.3 Benefit to Architecture Students

    There would be manifold impacts on the student development front. Quite a few of them are intangible and will bear fruits in the longer run.

    Some of the intangible benefits are:

    1. This workshop will sow a seed of interest about history and architecture in student’s mind.
    2. Understanding of relation between space and activities becomes clear.
    3. Learning How to read a building helps them to analyze every other thing in details.
    4. Respect and love towards our own heritage, culture and lifestyle helps them to be a better human being in values and ethics.

    Some of the measurable benefits are:

    1. Attention to drawings and visual media for intermediate and end term submissions.
    2. Potentials of narratives and how the narratives can be improvised by changing vantage points.
    3. Importance to story boards and how it improves your sheet presentation skills.
    4. Understanding the formula of presentation for three formats and using less time for the execution of the presentation.



    Previous outputs of such workshops-


    1. Mapping and Documentation of Old Nashik through Comics 

    2. Visual Storytelling Workshop - Gwalior ZONASA

    3. Visual Storytelling Wokrshop - BARODA, StudioSpace01

    4. Visual Storytelling Workshop - Anant National University, Ahmedabad

    5. Visual Storytelling Workshop - Architails, Mumbai

  • The New Tenement – Architecture and the ‘Return to the Inner City’

    Glasgow | Dates: 18 – 18 Jan, 2018

    Join us at The Lighthouse on Thursday 18th January for the first of our series of talks on architecture and design in 2018. There will be a short drinks reception from 6pm, with the discussion beginning shortly after.

    In the last decades city centres have profoundly changed. Not only in Glasgow, but all over Europe inner-city regeneration has replaced suburbanization as the new policy paradigm, and many once decaying inner cities are now renovated and populated by the new middle classes.

    The event will look at the “return to the inner city” in Europe from three different perspectives. Jonathan Charley (University of Strathclyde) and Chris Leslie (independent photographer) will look at Moscow, where a huge regeneration programme has just started that aims at demolition and rebuilding of Khrushchev-era buildings. Rebecca Madgin (University of Glasgow) will analyse the re-purposing of historic industrial buildings in British city centres. Florian Urban (Glasgow School of Art) will present “new tenements” – dense residences in the inner city – as the architecture of the “return to the inner city” all over Europe.

    The evening will close with the release of Florian Urban’s book “The New Tenement – Residences in the Inner City Since 1970” (Routledge, 2018). 

    Free but ticketed, please reserve your place here

  • Preservation Heritage Fund Grant (Landmarks Illinois)

    Dates: 05 Jan – 15 Feb, 2018

    Landmarks Illinois’ Preservation Heritage Fund grants are intended to provide monetary assistance to significant structures or sites in Illinois that are under threat of demolition, in imminent deterioration, in need of stabilization, in need of structural or re-use evaluation, or need to be evaluated for landmark eligibility. The Preservation Heritage Fund was established in 2004.


    • February 15
    • May 15
    • August 15
    • November 15


    Read the Heritage Fund Grant Guidelines to learn about grant eligibility, types of projects, size of grants, how to apply, and the grant review process


    Download the Preservation Heritage Fund Application.


    Preservation Heritage Fund grants fund the following project types:

    • Engineering, architectural, and feasibility studies
    • Stabilization
    • Legal services
    • Surveys and National Register Nominations
    • Preservation ordinance support


    Suzanne Germann, Director of Grants and Easements: (312) 922-1742 extension 225 or via email.

  • African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

    Dates: 05 – 31 Jan, 2018

    The African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is a new initiative of the National Trust for Historic Preservation providing grants in the range from $50,000 to $150,000. These grants are designed to advance ongoing preservation activities for historic places such as sites, museums, and landscape projects representing African-American cultural heritage through grants to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. The Action Fund supports projects focused on African-American cultural heritage, and can include: Capital Projects, Organizational Capacity Building, Project Planning, and Programming and Interpretation. You can read more about eligible activities and expenses, grant conditions, and other information on the program by visiting

    There is a two-step process to receive a grant from the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The first step, a Letter of Intent (LOI), must be submitted by Tuesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:59 local time, through our online grants portal. If the LOI is accepted, a full application will be requested of the applicant. Grant awards will be announced in May 2018.

    National Trust funding is available exclusively to nonprofits and government agencies, and any applicants who are invited to submit a full application will be required to also be Forum members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation at the Organizational level. The National Trust has many grant programs that may be of interest to you. You can read more about other funding opportunities on our website. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email the National Trust Grants Department at

  • UAAC-AAUC Call for Sessions 2018

    Waterloo | Dates: 05 Jan – 01 Feb, 2018

    UAAC 2018 Conference
    Call for Sessions
    Conference - 2018 – Congrès
    October 25-27 octobre, 2018

    Department of Fine Arts, University of Waterloo
    Waterloo, Ontario

    Call for Session Proposals

    We invite the submission of session proposals for the annual UAAC-AAUC conference, to be hosted by the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, We hope to offer a range of sessions, round tables, and panels that reflect UAAC’s diverse constituents, in terms of membership and scholarship. Sessions, round tables, and panels are invited that interrogate historical and contemporary art history, visual and material culture, creative studio practice, design practice, theory and criticism, pedagogy, and museum and gallery practice. We particularly welcome sessions that focus on areas that have not been strongly represented at previous UAAC conferences, such as Indigenous scholarship and practices, scholars, artists/theorists dealing with race(ism), immigration, diaspora, and, more recently, Medieval and Early Modern studies.

    Proposals (which can be in English, French or an Indigenous language) should include a title; a 150-word description of the panel; and full contact information for the session chair/s. The deadline for submission to is February 1, 2018.

    Only members of UAAC-AAUC may chair or co-chair and/or present papers in conference sessions. Non members who propose sessions will be required to become members in the event that their proposals are

    We welcome proposals from permanent and contractual academic staff, independent scholars, artists and curators, and graduate students in terminal degree programs. Sessions that include a mixture of graduate students and faculty/independent researchers are also encouraged.

    Please note that only ONE proposal will be accepted per member, whether that proposal is for a single or jointly chaired session, roundtable or workshop.

    We invite you to visit the UAAC website at to find out about the conference and membership.

    Please submit proposals using the attached form to Fran Pauzé, at by February 1, 2018.

    A receipt will be sent for all proposals received. If you do not receive a receipt please contact the UAACAAUC office.

  • IHR Winter Conference 2018 'Home: New Histories of Living' 8-9 February 2018

    London | Dates: 08 – 09 Feb, 2018

    Registration is now open for the IHR’s 2018 Winter Conference, Home: new histories of living, on 8-9 February 2018.

    The conference will bring together leading researchers to explore the ways that the home has been conceptualised, designed and lived in throughout history. These perspectives open the shutters on domesticity by showing how patterns of homemaking can reshape our conceptions of kinship, consumption and the everyday. The conference will take place over two days and is separated into four interrelated avenues of enquiry:

    Reconstructions: imagining domestic experience, convened by Catherine Richardson (University of Kent)

    Rooms: furnishing the idiosyncrasies of private life, convened by Sonia Solicari (The Geffrye Museum of the Home)

    Home-work: reframing gendered spaces, convened by Lynne Walker (IHR)

    Dream Homes: envisioning alternative futures for residential experience, convened by Elizabeth Darling (Oxford Brookes University)

    Eight plenary and panel sessions examine reconstructions, rooms, gender and home, and visions of idealised living. Special attention will be given to new methods for researching histories of ‘Home.’


    Confirmed plenary speakers include:

    Owen Hatherley (Architectural historian and journalist) on ‘A social democratic microcosm: St Mary’s Estate, Woolwich’

    Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck, University of London) on ‘House and home in early modern London’

    Jane Hamlett (Royal Holloway, University of London) on ‘Finding Home in Institutions: Inside Asylums, Lodging Houses and Schools in Victorian and Edwardian England’

    Dan Cruickshank (Art historian and BBC presenter), presentation title TBC.

    A preliminary programme and abstracts can be found on the conference website.


    General Admission (2-days): £80.00

    Concession rate (students only 2-days) : £60.00

    All lunch and refreshments will be provided.


    Bursaries are available for Postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers to subsidise registration and travel costs.


    To register:
  • Impressions 2.0, Leh Art+Design Program

    Leh | Dates: 15 – 24 Jun, 2018

    The Summer Program “Impressions 2.0” is a continuation of what was started in the summer of 2017. With a group of 12 people from across India, we travelled to Leh and 8 other sites around which has historical, social and cultural value, documenting, recording and experiencing Ladakh. We experienced the place and printed a zine called “What about Ladakh?” 

    in 2018, we are diving deeper into Leh, not looking it objectively only as a “beautiful place”, but rather trying to understand what are the issues of this “beautiful place”. What are the forgotten stories of Leh, which are buried under veils of modernism and beautification? 

    We plan to dwell in baazars, homes, shops, monasteries and mosques to reveal what was Leh? Our quest to find Leh will lead us to numerous oral stories and material memories. The childhood memory of a 70-year-old playing in Leh Bazar or letter from a long forgotten relative is important stories which we will seek. 

    We plan to create stories around “Found Objects” or “Fabricate 

    Objects” to tell a story. The participants will be encouraged to go out and meet numerous people in Leh, collect stories and objects which will be stitched together to create artworks. 

    The final output of the Summer program is planned to be in forms of printed documents like Zines, video recordings, sound, installations and public performance-based artworks.


  • 44th Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada

    Dates: 31 Dec, 2017 – 24 Feb, 2018
    The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada invites paper proposals from researchers, professionals, and students for its 44th annual conference, Hard and Soft Histories, which will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland from May 22-25, 2018.

    This year’s conference will be held at the base of Signal Hill, a National Historic Site overlooking the entrance to St. John’s Harbour. St. John’s is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. Since the 16th century, the city has served as the capital of England’s first overseas colony, the independent Dominion of Newfoundland, and now Canada’s tenth province. As always, our conference will feature paper presentations, tours, and a concluding banquet.

    Paper proposals will be assessed by a scientific committee including session chairs and members of the Society. Articles building on the papers presented can also be submitted for publication in the Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. Depending on available funds, financial support for the travel expenses of students may be provided following the conference. We are also excited to announce that this year we have partnered with Memorial University in order to offer affordable, on-campus accommodations.

    Visit to download the complete Call for Papers, including a list of proposed sessions and instructions on submitting an abstract. Submissions are due February 24, 2018.
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