Events And Opportunities

  • Expressions of Interest: Co-editors, The Journal of Architecture

    London | Dates: 01 – 22 May, 2017
    The Editorial Board of The Journal of Architecture is seeking expressions of interest to fill two co-editor positions. These positions have been newly established as a consequence of The Journal’s growth. Expressions are sought from established architectural academics with strong scholarly track records, and who are keen to contribute to the development of architecture through the publication of high-quality research and scholarly inquiry. Joint expressions are also welcomed from editors who would undertake the role as a team of two. The Role of co-editor The co-editors would become members of the editorial board, working closely with the editor in chief and the executive editor to produce each issue of The Journal. The role involves: • calling upon and further developing an extensive network of academics and scholars internationally in order to maintain high-quality peer review, and to reinforce The Journal’s reputation as a leading publication in the field • evaluating submitted papers and organising The Journal’s peer review process (via the Scholar One content management system) on a day-to-day basis • managing individual papers through the peer review, revision and approval process, offering detailed editorial feedback, and working with authors to achieve timely publication • soliciting and evaluating proposals for special issues, and working with guest editors to steer these issues through the peer review and revision process to publication • promoting The Journal and encouraging high-quality submissions by being active in the field, including in scholarly conferences and forums • attending editorial board meetings and taking an active role in the development of The Journal While the week-to-week workload of the role will vary, each co-editor would need to commit around five hours per week to the role. A modest honorarium is paid by The Journal’s proprietor as a recognition of this time commitment, and to defray costs associated with the role. There is an expectation that the co-editors would receive acknowledgement and in-kind support from their employing institutions to carry out the role. It is expected, also, that the co-editors would make every effort to attend in person at least one of The Journal’s bi-annual editorial board meetings in London. Videoconferencing would also be available if attendance in person were not possible. Submitting an Expression of Interest Expressions of interest should include a full CV, a statement of interest in the role, and names and addresses of two academic referees. Candidates are expected to be established academics in the field of architecture, and should demonstrate a strong track record of significant publications, and experience in working collegially to deliver outcomes such as events, symposia or publications. Expressions of interest should be emailed to Charles Rice (charles.rice@uts.edu.au) by Monday 22 May 2017. Interviews will take place in London in the second half of June 2017. For those outside London videoconferencing will be utilised. Successful candidates will be expected to commence the role from January 2018. About The Journal The Journal of Architecture is the peer-reviewed, scholarly journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Established by Allen Cunningham and Peter Gibbs-Kennet in 1995, The Journal was initially published by E&FN Spon and then by Routledge from 2001 onwards. Over this time, The Journal has established itself internationally as the pre-eminent peer-reviewed journal for research and scholarship across a broad range of architectural topics. Since 2016, The Journal has published eight issues and approximately 1400 pages annually. The Journal is included in key indexes such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Scopus, and has been ranked at the top of journal ranking lists worldwide. Editorial Structure Chair of the Editorial Board: Jack Pringle - Perkins+Will, London, UK Editor in Chief: Charles Rice - University of Technology Sydney, Australia Executive Editor; Secretary, Editorial Board: Peter Gibbs-Kennet - Gloucestershire, UK Co-editors: Two positions vacant Commissioning Editors: John Allan - Avanti Architects, London, UK Fredie Floré - KU Leuven, Belgium Mari Hvattum - Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway Barbara Penner - University College London, UK Sunand Prasad - Penoyre & Prasad LLP, London, UK Honorary Commissioning Editor: Allen Cunningham - France Essays and Reviews Editors: Ross Exo Adams - Iowa State University, USA Mark Campbell - The Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK Building Reviews Editors: Christoph Grafe - University of Wuppertal, Germany; Flemish Architecture Institute, Antwerp, Belgium Helena Mattsson - KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Frank Lloyd Wright: Looking Forward and Thinking Back

    Chicago | Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2017
    To mark the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8, 1867, the Newberry Library hosts a free lecture by John Waters, AIA, who will speak on two important written works by Frank Lloyd Wright and their connections with his built work. The works are “The Art and Craft of the Machine,” presented to the Chicago Arts and Crafts Society in 1901, and Genius and the Mobocracy, published in 1949. In the first, Wright laid out a way of thinking about progress and, in doing so, began to define himself and his expectations for his career. In the second work, he reviewed his achievements in the context of the career and legacy of his mentor, his lieber meister, Louis H. Sullivan. In the nearly half century between these works, Wright created some of the most recognizable examples of American architecture, including Robie House, Unity Temple, and Fallingwater. Join us for cake and coffee, to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday.
  • Diversity Scholarship Program

    Chicago | Dates: 27 Apr – 12 May, 2017

    The Diversity Scholarship Program (DSP) provides support for attendance to PastForward every year. If you are a young and emerging preservation professional representing or working in an underrepresented community apply today! Diversity scholarships provide recipients complimentary conference registration and lodging.

    Celebrating 25 Years!

    Look back on 25 years of the program and find out how we'll be celebrating this year in this Forum blog post–National Trust Diversity Scholarship Program Has Been Promoting Equity in Preservation for 25 Years.

    Visit www.PastForwardConference.org to learn more about PastForward 2017.

  • 2017 RIBA President's Award for Research

    Dates: 01 – 31 May, 2017

    Open from 1 May to 31 May 2017

    Submissions are welcome across four categories: 

    • Design + Technical
    • Cities + Community
    • History + Theory
    • 2017 Annual Theme: Housing

    The submissions form for the President’s Awards for Research, 2017 can be accessed here.

     Please read the Submission Guidelines thoroughly in order to complete the submission form correctly and to maximise your chance of success.

    Submission Guidelines 2017

    If you have any queries about the awards or issues accessing the submission form or guidelines, please email RIBA Research 
    or call 020 7307 3714.

  • CFP: Building the Scottish Diaspora: Scots and the Colonial Built Environment, c.1700-1920 (Edinburgh, 17-18 Nov 17)

    Edinburgh | Dates: 27 Apr – 24 Jul, 2017
    The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies (University of Edinburgh), in conjunction with the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, is to host a two-day symposium (17-18 November 2017) on Scottish contributions to the built environment of Britain’s empire.

    This event will ask questions about Scottish involvement and agency in the creation of the buildings and infrastructure that both facilitated and maintained Britain’s global empire.

    The symposium will take as a point of departure, colonial cultures of Scottish entrepreneurship operating and building in the hemispheres of the Atlantic and the India-Pacific from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. In most accounts of British imperial and colonial architecture little or no effort is made to distinguish Scottish from English, Irish, or Welsh agency; nor is it ever asked how, if at all, Scottish building culture and practice consequently affects our appreciation of ‘British’ colonial architecture. This is despite the fact that the legacy of Scottish enterprise across the Atlantic and India-Pacific regions includes a substantive material presence in architecture (civic, ecclesiastical and domestic) and building (wharves, stores, mills, factories, agricultural infrastructure etc.) that spatialised that involvement. Together, these buildings can be understood as elements in a global and imperial arrangement of corporate and private acquisition, speculation and investment spanning Europe and the Americas, India and Australasia, the Pacific and beyond. This symposium will consider the nature of Scotland’s contribution to this environment, and ask how we might understand it in a geographically continuous and expansive capacity.

    Call for Papers | Deadline July 24, 2017

    We are interested in research that maps diasporic networks—familial, professional, entrepreneurial, religious etc.—and their material presence with a view to better understanding the significance of Scottish modes of operation, particularly (but not exclusively) those that demonstrate their achievement as entrepreneurs in a networked, international environment. Contributions are invited that explore Scottish traders, merchants, agents, missionaries and others influential in colonial arenas of the Atlantic and India-Pacific ‘worlds’, especially within the analytical frameworks of regional, oceanic, and World/Global historiography, methods of cultural and historical geography, as well as economic and business history.

    For further information on the symposium, and how to submit paper abstracts, please visit the symposium's website: https://buildingscottishdiaspora.wordpress.com/
  • Carter H. Manny, Jr. Memorial Celebration

    Chicago | Dates: 20 – 20 May, 2017
    We invite you to celebrate the life and work of Carter H. Manny, Jr. and honor his service to the field of architecture with family and friends.

    Saturday, May 20, 2017
    11 am program, reception to follow

    S.R. Crown Hall
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    3360 S State Street
    Chicago, Illinois

    For more information and to RSVP click here.

    Please contact info@grahamfoundation.org or call 312-787-4071 with additional questions.
  • Fantasy in Reality: Architecture, Representation, Reproduction

    London | Dates: 15 – 16 Jun, 2017
    From the capriccios of Piranesi and Canaletto to Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International, Archigram’s drawings in the 1970s, and contemporary video game architecture, architectural fantasies have been produced and reproduced for centuries. On the one hand, architectural fantasies stir the imagination, represent future possibilities, and utopian dreams, on the other, they reflect and reproduce political ideologies, societal aspirations and anxieties. Though by definition, fantasy relates to that outside reality, or beyond possibility, the examples listed above engage directly with reality and they exist as realised projects in the form of architectural representations – on paper, as models, as reproductions or as digital files.

    This symposium aims to consider the intersection of fantasy and reality by examining a broad range of architectural production from the middle ages to the present day across different cultures and media. It invites explorations of the often blurred lines, or tensions between fantasy and reality in architecture and its representation. This could include, the consideration of fantasy architecture in all its multi-media forms as ‘realised’, looking at the ways in which built projects are rendered fantastic through representation and reproduction, or the ways in which fantasy architecture engages with reality by highlighting society’s aspirations or anxieties.

    Architectural fantasies created in drawings, paintings, computer renders, etchings, photographs and films and three dimensional examples in models, pavilions, or virtual reality will be considered, along with built structures, as vital forms of architectural production that both reflect and produce reality. How does the production of architectural fantasies relate to reality and attempt to shape it? How do representations of architecture construct or perpetuate fantasies of the built environment? How have architects, city planners and/or politicians and rulers used architecture to reinforce fantastical notions of reality? What is the role of the mass media in the production and dissemination of architectural fantasies in popular culture? In what ways do representations of built or soon to be built projects contribute to the construction of fantasy? The conference seeks to address these questions and more.

  • Call for Case Studies: Small Settlements in China and Southeast Asia

    Dates: 24 – 30 Apr, 2017

    The WHITRAP (World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of Unesco) based in Tongji University, Shanghai, invites experts and scholars in related field to submit case studies and good practices on sustainable development of small settlements in China and in the Southeast Asia Region.

    A publication with selected case studies will be prepared by WHITRAP, in collaboration with UNESCO, and it will be presented at an International Conference in Guizhou Province in September 2017.

    The project, included in the framework of the UNESCO discussion on the role of Culture for Sustainable Development, has the objective to describe the current situation of the research on sustainable development of Small Settlements in the Southeast Asia Region. The aims of the publication are: identifying case studies, problems and good practices; improving understanding of planning policies on small settlements and their surrounding regional contexts; raising awareness about the cultural role of small settlements in the sustainable development of their landscape and regional environment.

    Submissions requirements:

    We consider case studies on planning, management and design projects conducted in Chinese and Southeast Asian Small Settlements, Rural and Urban Villages.

    Submission should include:

    Abstract (around 500 words in English and/or Chinese): title, author(s) names, affiliations, contact information, description of the case studies (location, number of inhabitants, project, experience, considerations), 5 keywords.

    Supporting Material: map of the village and its surroundings (linear scale and spatial coordinates should be included), 2 to 4 photographs, supplementary material (max 3 images) that may help the reviewing committee to understand why this work is of interest (e.g., drawings, diagrams, sketches). A list of the auxiliary documents should be included.

    The submission should be sent as as a single file (word or pdf) not exceeding 1mb to: whitrap_submission@qq.com <mailto:whitrap_submission@qq.com> before April 30, 2017.

    Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection within 2 weeks. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version. 

    Target groups:

    Members of research institutes, universities, government, engineers, architects, historical building preservation institutions, construction units, engineering companies, enterprises and associations. 

    For enquiries please contact:  Anna-Paola POLA  whitrap.app@foxmail.com
  • Call for Chapters for an Edited Book - Campus Design as Urban Regenerator

    Dates: 24 Apr – 05 Jun, 2017

    Call for chapters for an edited book

    Deadline: June 5, 2017


    Campus design as urban regenerator

    Contemporary studies on the city reflect the impossibility of reading it as a consistent and complete system and privilege analysis that define individual parts or partial sequences. In this way it assumes significant importance the relationship that is created between the individual elements and the reciprocal actions triggered between them.

    In this configuration, those parts of the city with recognized institutional vocation, such as judicial districts, hospitals, universities, have an important role.

    As part of a research and design work on some buildings and public spaces of the University of Cagliari, we aim at editing and publishing a book that gathers several peculiar and remarkable cases on Campus planning and Campus building design issue. The subject of our discussion is the idea of Campus as an integrated part of the city and as a regenerator of its parts, with specific reference to its historic and consolidated nucleus.

    In this perspective, architecture can return to play again a decisive role through design tools; in the process of developing new resources and adapting the existing one to current needs, it may constitute the element able of reorganizing the various practical requirements, economic and social, and of redefining and making identifiable the university figure as an institution in the contemporary city landscape.



    Subjects of specific interest include: 

    a.   Campus Design as enclosed part of the existing city

     There is an idea of Campus as a separate enclave and as utopian exercise and reduced scale urban configuration. In addition to this idea, however, there is also a deep-rooted tradition: that one represented by Campus that arise within existing city and that are an organic part of them, and establish improvement and redefinition of their internal relations. We are especially interested in this second variant form: cases like Cambridge, England, or Karlsruhe and Harvard, are emblematic examples that are articulated and developed through different ages, coming up to our contemporaneity. Even the MIT campus or IIT establish with the cities that host them an active and progressive relationship of interaction reflecting with the global design of the city around them. In these cases, the planning of the campus and the conception of its elements do not occur only in the sense of an ideal figure and a complete freedom on a natural scenery: the institution's figure instead coexists w!
     ith a dense and articulated context, which creates a dense dialogue, acts as an interpreter, and which consolidates and orients it in an organic way towards new developments.

    In the research on university campuses, we are especially interested in the idea of continuity and density of mutual relationships. We're interested in those cases of campuses and university buildings intended as recovery and improvement of existing buildings and city parts, that may be interpreted as component embedded in an existing and yet characterized urban landscape. Those cases where the university facilities and its spaces are not seen as separate, but as organic and functional to the city life which they belong.

    b.    Variant form and reinvention of the nature figure in the draft urban campus

    In architectural history of university campus, the image of nature has a central role: Jefferson archetype is embodied in the figure of the lawn, a green space uncluttered by buildings, but measured: a vacuum that reorganizes around itself the image of the architecture and of the institution that establishes. This relationship persists and can even be fully expressed in an urban environment where the image of nature it is not anymore idealized and understood as pure, unconditioned, but it becomes a connecting element and articulation between different places, defining new urban sequences, articulating the rhythms between its parts, sometimes as distension, sometimes as intensification. In some cases, the Campus is the part that mediates the passage between the built city and the countryside and, in these cases, the natural element figure is determined precisely by this particular pivotal role and filter. In recent times some university buildings bring in the foreground the n!
     atural image and the archetype of the lawn and are designed as hypogeous, leaving large areas to green. Examples are the General Library of Delft by Mecanoo or the recent Ewha Womans University in Seoul designed by Dominique Perrault.

    We are interested in the discussion of campus projects and university buildings that interpret with originality and effectiveness the figure of nature in urban environments. We are also interested in the design of parks and gardens created inside or in continuity with Campus who have an important role in the city and in the organization of its routes.

      

    Type and Format of contributions

    This call for book chapters is specifically aimed at attracting contributions in form of research paper covering case studies of contemporary campus design. The book will properly associate theoretical and critical essays to shorter texts consisting of brief critical texts or dialogues with prominent campus designers.

    The volume will have a length of about 300pp and it will contain six extensive theoretical essays, six dialogues, and six short critical texts. The book is scheduled to be published by LetteraVentidue publisher.

     

     We aim at collecting:

    1. critical essays describing projects and trends in the creation of contemporary Campus, in different places of the world and in a time frame that privileges contemporaneity and that is also open to all experiences of modern architecture. It is accepted as well the critical analysis of remarkable or less known historical cases that can be interpreted as paradigms for contemporary design. Essays must have a length of approximately 3.000 words and will be accompanied by a maximum of 5 images clear from publishing rights.

     2. dialogues with prominent designers about their plans for campus and university buildings. Dialogues will have a length of about 1.800 words and will be accompanied by a maximum of 5 pictures clear from publishing rights.

     3. short critical essays, devoted to case studies. The case studies may be projects or critical texts. Short critical texts will have a length of about 900 words and will be accompanied by a maximum of two images clear from publishing rights.

    Contributions must be written in English, formatted in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style and must be forwarded, in the form of a single PDF document, to: marcolecis@unica.it

     

     Important dates:

    June 5, 2017: full paper submission

    June 15, 2017: notification of acceptance

    June 30, 2017: revised papers submission

     

    Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded to:

    Prof. Marco Lecis

    Department DICAAR

    University of Cagliari

    marcolecis@unica.it

     

    Organizing and scientific committee

    Prof. Pier Francesco Cherchi, Prof. Marco Lecis

    Department DICAAR

    University of Cagliari (Italy)

     

  • ‘Preserving the Monuments of Antiquity: Antiquaries, Architecture and the Construction of Knowledge in Yorkshire’

    London | Dates: 23 – 23 May, 2017

    Open to all members and interested parties
    23 May 2017, 6.00pm
    Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
    Convenor: Dr Ann-Marie Akehurst
     
    The evening is centred on a collection of topographical drawings and prints of Yorkshire. This long-hidden treasure trove of archival material has recently been revisited by researchers, who have begun analysing and interpreting the collections, acknowledging their significance to architectural and archaeological history. Architectural historian and SAHGB Conference Co-convenor Ann-Marie Akehurst - who has been working with the collections - will showcase some of the prints and drawings, and discuss how and why they – and the architecture they represented -  were produced and used by Antiquaries. Focussing largely on Yorkshire, she will also introduce some of the sites the SAHGB will visit in this coming September’s Annual conference that is centred in York. After her talk, participants will have the opportunity to discuss some of the more esoteric pieces, and examine some of the manuscripts displayed around the Library, before partaking in nibbles and drinks.

  • Architectural History Workshop

    London | Dates: 20 – 20 May, 2017

    Aimed at graduate students and early career researchers
    20 May 2017
    The Gallery, Cowcross Street, London
    Convenor: Dr Julian Holder, Education Officer, SAHGB
    Student Co-convenors: Kieran Mahon, The Bartlett (UCL) and Matthew Wells, RCA/V&A.

    This new event, which replaces the hugely successful Graduate Student Research Forum, provides a venue for students and new researchers to present new research and research in progress. It also provides networking opportunities and sessions useful for career development.

    The event is run by and for students, and aims to support the next generation of architectural historians including our own PhD Scholars. Composed of a mixture of formal and informal sessions we aim to make this an unmissable event in the architectural history calendar..

  • Jane's Walk Chicago 2017

    Chicago | Dates: 04 – 07 May, 2017
    The movement – held the first weekend in May each year to celebrate Jacobs’ birthday – now encompasses hundreds of cities on six continents.

    Mark your calendar for Jane's Walk Chicago 2017, May 4-7.  In Chicago, the weekend of May 6 and 7 will feature 20 Jane's Walks across the city. To kick start the weekend, you may also want to join the Pedway Walk on Thursday, May 4 or the pub crawl on Friday, May 5. Registration is free and not required, but we encourage advance registration for the Walks, so we know how many people to expect. Select your favorite walks to join on May 4-7 here:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/d/il--chicago/jane%27s-walk-chicago/

  • Dwell on Design Fair

    Los Angeles | Dates: 23 – 25 Jun, 2017
    Dwell on Design brings together the brightest people, latest products, and curated content in modern design under one roof. Held each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the exhibition and conference showcases the best in modern design materials, furniture and accessories, home technology, garden and outdoor materials, kitchen & bath, and international design. Dwell on Design features world-class speakers, continuing education classes for interior design professionals, and talks for design-seeking consumers on Saturday and Sunday.

    Dwell on Design 2017 Highlights Include:

    • Architect Sir David Adjaye will speak on Friday, June 23. Adjaye is a leading architect with prestigious commissions around the world including the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo and the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. There will be a special meet and greet with Sir David following his speech.
    • Interior decorator Martyn Lawrence Bullardwill appear on Saturday, June 24, as a featured speaker. Renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic, yet sophisticated interiors, Bullard is a staple of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and ELLE Decors A-List. Martyn will doing a book-signing his new title Design & Decoration following his lecture.
    • The popular Home Tours will return giving the opportunity for attendees to explore a selection of unique, design- forward homes located all throughout Los Angeles.
    • Attendees can learn about the inspiration and creative vision behind the homes in the Home Tours during Meet The Architects, Thursday, June 22 at the Pacific Design Center.
    • Dwell on Design will welcome the Architecture & Design Film Festival at the Dwell Outdoor Pavilion, screening design centric feature and short films.
    • The Shop will make is debut where guests can shop unique creations from designer- makers and artisans, exhibited in a boutique shopping setting.
    • Silent Auction that benefits the MADWORKSHOP, will take place with 100% of the proceeds going to their work on the LA homelessness crisis.
    • Free One-on-One Consultations from both architects and interior designers are available to all attendees seeking any kind of design advice for their current or upcoming projects.
    • The popular featured panels and sessions with top leaders in design will cover one of the five major content pillars: Technology/Smart Home, Health & Wellness/Aging, Urban Space/Densification, Resiliency, and Business of Design, including Designing a Cook’s Kitchen…Best Practices from Celebrity Chefs and Design Professionals; Psychological + Physiological Effects of Color in Design; and Passive is Aggressive…Passive Design for the Future.
    • Returning pavilions include Dwell Outdoor, prefab homes by Method Home and Cocoon9, and the emerging designers pavilion, Prime Edition.

    Dwell on Design will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Friday, June 23 from 10am to 6pm; Saturday, June 24 from 10am to 5pm; and Sunday, June 25 from 10 am to 4pm. 

  • Free Tours on June 8 Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th

    Oak Park & Chicago | Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2017

    Join the party as the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the iconic architect with free tours and refreshments at the Trust’s popular tour sites in Oak Park and Chicago.

    Festive Neighborhood Open Houses will take place in the evening on Thursday, June 8, Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday, at the following locations:

    • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (1889/1898), 6-8 p.m., 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, Ill. Wright’s first home and studio is where the innovative architect experimented with design concepts and developed the Prairie style of architecture.
    • Frederick C. Robie House (1908-10), 6-8 p.m., 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago. This masterpiece of the Prairie style and icon of modern architecture with magnificent leaded glass windows is located on the University of Chicago campus.
    • Emil Bach House (1915), 4-7 p.m., 7415 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago. Built after Wright returned to the United States after an extended stay in Europe, this fully restored house is intimate in scale and points toward Wright’s future stylistic direction.

    Free tours at each building will be offered first-come, first-served. Refreshments will be served outdoors after guests complete their tours.

    Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Spring Green, Wis. and made his name in the Chicago area, which boasts more Wright buildings that anywhere else.

    His story is rich with the influences that sparked his imagination and shaped his completely original talent. He was a pioneer of many concepts that continue to apply to modern living in the 21st century, such as integrating architecture and interior design, combining architecture with the natural environment and incorporating an open interior floor plan in home design.

    Wright began his career in 1887 in Chicago as an apprentice and later became a key assistant in Louis Sullivan’s studio. After five years with Adler and Sullivan, Wright opened his own business and quickly built a successful practice, in demand for his distinctive, ground-hugging homes inspired by the flat Midwestern landscape. This vision for a new American architecture eventually became known as the Prairie style.

    Visit flwright.org for information about tours and programs exploring Wright’s Chicago and for updates on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s 150th anniversary activities.

  • A Centennial Celebration of I. M. Pei at the National Gallery of Art

    Washington | Dates: 26 – 26 Apr, 2017

    Wednesday, April 26 at 3:30
    East Building Auditorium

    Perry Y. Chin, architect, and Susan Wertheim, chief architect and deputy administrator for capital projects, National Gallery of Art

    In celebration of the 100th birthday of architect I. M. Pei on April 26, 2017, Susan Wertheim honors Pei’s gift to the nation: his design of the National Gallery of Art East Building. Harmonizing with architect John Russell Pope's neoclassical West Building, the award-winning East Building, which opened in 1978, was designed by Pei in the modern idiom of its time. Magnificently realizing the long-term vision of Gallery founder Andrew W. Mellon and his children, Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce, the East Building has taken its place as one of the great public structures in the nation's capital. Designed at a crucial point in Pei’s long and productive career, the East Building won the American Institute of Architect’s Twenty-five Year Award in 2004, and Pei, considered a living legend, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1983. Wertheim first discusses Pei’s architectural legacy at the Gallery and then joins with his longtime associate Perry Y. Chin to share experiences working on the recently completed East Building renovation.

  • Call for Field Editors for caa.reviews

    Dates: 19 Apr – 01 May, 2017

    caa.reviews invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to join its Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a term ending June 30, 2020. An online journal, caa.reviews is devoted to reviewing books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to art history, visual studies, and the arts.

    The journal seeks field editors for books in the following subject areas: digital humanities; Early Modern Iberian and Colonial Latin American Art; nineteenth-century art; Early Modern and Southern European Art. The journal also seeks a field editor for exhibitions in the Northeast. Candidates may be artists, art or design historians, critics, curators, or other professionals in the visual arts; institutional affiliation is not required.

    Working with the caa.reviews editor-in-chief, the editorial board, and CAA’s staff editor, each field editor selects content to be reviewed, commissions reviewers, and reviews manuscripts for publication. Field editors for books are expected to keep abreast of newly published and important books and related media in their fields of expertise, and field editors for exhibitions should be aware of current and upcoming exhibitions (and other related projects) in their geographic regions. The Council of Field Editors meets annually at the CAA Annual Conference. Field editors must pay travel and lodging expenses to attend the conference.

    Candidates must be current CAA members and should not currently serve on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: caa.reviews Editorial Board, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Deidre Thompson, CAA publications assistant. Deadline: May 1, 2017. 

  • Princeton-Mellon Call for Fellows, 2017-18

    Dates: 19 Apr – 12 May, 2017
    The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is pleased to announce a call for fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. Two fellows will be appointed; one fellow will focus on Architecture and Humanities and the other on Urban Adaptation to Climate Change.

    For questions, please email arc-hum@princeton.edu.

    ARCHITECTURE AND HUMANITIES FELLOW

    The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities and the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University (link is external) seek to attract a fellow whose work is grounded in the humanities to collaborate with both programs. Applicants with outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. The fellow may be expected to team-teach a new interdisciplinary design studio for undergraduates that will be required for Urban Studies certificate students, or a seminar on urbanism and the environment, with a member of the design faculty in the School of Architecture at Princeton (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty).

    Please submit a cover letter (including your teaching interests), CV, 1,000 word description of a proposed research project, and a brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, and contact information for three references by May 12, 2017 for full consideration.

    For applicants taking a sabbatical year, please apply here (link is external).

    For applicants seeking a postdoctoral position, please apply here (link is external).

    URBAN ADAPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

    The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, together with the Climate Futures Initiative (link is external) at Princeton University, are seeking fellowship applications in urban adaptation to climate change for the 2017-18 academic year. 

    We seek to attract a Fellow engaged in bridging the environmental sciences, social sciences, planning and architecture and/or the humanities. Fields of specialization might include planning and architecture, cultural studies, geography, history, philosophy, politics, or public policy. We welcome research projects contemplating any given dimension of the relationships between built and natural environments. These could include scholarship on the impact of different urbanization models (e.g.: density vs. sprawl); ethical questions (who wins and who loses in various adaptation scenarios); models of deliberative governance; the arts in the 'anthropocene'; or design solutions to cope with the consequences of climate change. The individual will be required to team-teach an undergraduate course on urban adaptation to changing environmental conditions (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty), and expected to participate regularly in the events and activities of both the Princeton-Mellon Initiative and the Climate Futures Initiative.

    This position is funded through the support of the Princeton Environmental Institute's Urban Grand Challenge, which fosters productive exchanges between students and scholars working in a variety of fields to create an innovative program that combines the study of the natural and built urban environments with a goal of identifying solutions that are sensitive to environmental issues including global change, water resource management, energy efficiency, technology innovation, human and environmental health, as well as equity and fairness, poverty and jobs creation, race, ethnicity, and more intangible notions of belonging.

    Please submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, 1,000 word description of a research project that he/she would undertake as a fellow, and contact information for three references by May 12, 2017.
  • Chicago Schools: Authors, Audiences and History

    Chicago | Dates: 10 – 10 Jul, 2017
    "Chicago Schools: Authors, Audiences, and History," the 2nd International Graduate Student Symposium, will be hosted by the IIT College of Architecture PhD Program in partnership with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
  • Facades and Fashions in Medical Architecture

    New York | Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2017
    This evening is an introduction to the architectural remains of medical care in the city. While many sites of New York’s medical history have been lost, especially interiors and equipment that we can no longer view except through images, New Yorkers are fortunate that our streets still present lively remnants of the past. History professor Bert Hansen will place numerous NYC sites into the main chapters of medical development for the last 200 years. The lecture invites everyone to wander the city with new eyes for medical heritage. This lecture is an optional introduction to places Hansen will share with Friends-only tour groups on the following two Saturdays (May 13 and May 20). The lecture and the two tours are all complementary, but each event is independent and complete in itself. To join the Friends of the Rare Book Room please click here. About the Speaker Bert Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History at Baruch College of CUNY, has been teaching the history of science and medicine since 1974. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Columbia and a PhD in history of science from Princeton. His 2009 book Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes in America was honored by the American Library Association and the Popular Culture Association. His recent articles explore the connections between Louis Pasteur and the art world of 19th-century Paris.
  • What's Your Sign?

    Iowa City | Dates: 19 Apr – 01 Jul, 2017
    The Legacies for Iowa Collections-Sharing Project at the University of Iowa Museum of Artseeks proposals for papers considering the history of retail architecture signage. For as long as goods have been bought and sold, shopkeepers and traders have visually communicated their wares through signs. This breakfast symposium explores the evolution of signage from the shutter paintings of ancient Pompeii to the wooden trade signs hanging along Medieval English streets to the neon of twentieth-century American roadside signs. How have symbols of selling shifted over the centuries? How do retail signs reflect or reject broader visual cultures? What technological shifts have precipitated the most dramatic design departures? Papers may examine the iconography, typography, and materiality of retail signs as well as the cultural, financial, and geo-political forces that shaped storefront signs in the past. Papers may also contend with the future of retail sinage in an increasingly digital and global economy. This public event will be livestreamed and occurs in conjunction with the City of Iowa City Downtown District’s CoSign project, which partners local artists and craftspeople with small business to create exciting and distinctive new signs. SUBMISSION: Proposals from architectural historians, architects, designers, and related specializations welcome. Abstracts (up to 300 words) for 20 minute papers should be submitted with a CV by July 1, 2017. Please submit all materials electronically to Vero Rose Smith (veronica-smith@uiowa.edu). IMPORTANT DATES: July 1, 2017: Submissions due July 15, 2017: Participants notified August 25, 2017: Registration deadline September 9, 2017: Symposium
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