Events And Opportunities

  • 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
  • Rae and George Hammer Memorial Visiting Research Fellowship

    Queensland | Dates: 13 – 28 Apr, 2017
    Call for Applications: Rae and George Hammer Memorial Visiting Research Fellowship,
    Fryer Library, University of Queensland,

    Deadline: 28 April 2017.

    This fellowship encourages scholars to visit UQ and to access the Fryer Library collection for your research.  Honours, Masters and PhD
    students, undertaking a research project or paper, from Universities outside of Brisbane are invited to apply.

    Award
    * Up to AU$2500 to be awarded annually as a single prize or split among winners
    * Assistance in accessing the collections by Fryer Library staff

    The award is for expenses relating to a research trip to the UQ Fryer Library for your Honours, Masters or PhD including travel, accommodation, living expenses and research related costs.

    The Fryer Library collectionThe Fryer Library <https://web.library.uq.edu.au/locations-hours/fryer-library> collection embraces Australiana, rare books, literary and political
    papers, architectural plans and the papers of significant UQ scholars  and alumni.

    Enquiries: Email Simon Farley, s.farley@library.uq.edu.au<mailto:s.farley@library.uq.edu.au>, Manager of Fryer Library, about this fellowship.

    For further information, including application process, conditions and eligibility, please see: https://web.library.uq.edu.au/about-us/awards-and-fellowships/rae-and-george-hammer-memorial-visiting-research-fellowship
     
  • The Laboratory Revolution: the Rise of the Modern Laboratory and the Changing Nature of the University, 1850-1950

    Groningen | Dates: 26 – 27 Oct, 2017
    Laboratories are the ultimate place where knowledge is created. What originally had been the workplace of chemists and alchemists, by the end of the nineteenth century had become a standard element in the infrastructure of science. The rise of the laboratory revolutionized the sciences in many ways and continues to do so. This development has been studied over the past decades by many historians, but the tremendous impact the rise of the laboratory had on the university is less well studied. In the nineteenth century, simple lecture halls were replaced by purpose built science laboratories, that could dominate the city scape. Even academic disciplines that on the face of it needed no laboratory space to develop, like astronomy, psychology and linguistics, each acquired their own laboratories. Also metaphorically, the laboratory became the paradigmatic site for scientific and scholarly research, as is shown by the historians, who liked to compare their libraries to laboratories. Finally, the nature of the academic community was tremendously changed by the rise of the laboratory, each laboratory becoming a small, self-contained community of professors, technical assistants, students, and administrative personnel. The conference ‘The Laboratory Revolution’ intends to bring together scholars from different backgrounds to study how the laboratory changed both science and the university. By bringing together the expertise of historians of science and scholarship, historians of architecture, social and cultural historians, and historians of the university, the organizers hope to create a better understanding of the revolution brought about by the rise of the laboratory – a revolution that is still going on. For further information, go to the website: www.labrevolution2017.com Key Note Speakers - Antonio Garcia Belmar (Alicante University) - Klaas van Berkel (University of Groningen) - Ernst Homburg (Maastricht University) - Peter Morris (Science Museum, London) - Alan Rocke (Case Western University, Cleveland) - Geert Vanpaemel (University of Leuven) Practicalities The conference fee is € 75 for early registration, which ends on 30 June. After that date, the fee is € 100 (students pay a fee of € 50). For further information regarding accommodation, travel and registration, see the above mentioned website or contact the organizing Groningen Congres Bureau: info@gcb.nl
  • The Laboratory Revolution: the Rise of the Modern Laboratory and the Changing Nature of the University, 1850-1950

    Groningen | Dates: 14 Apr – 15 May, 2017
    Laboratories are the ultimate place where knowledge is created. What originally had been the workplace of chemists and alchemists, by the end of the nineteenth century had become a standard element in the infrastructure of science. The rise of the laboratory revolutionized the sciences in many ways and continues to do so. This development has been studied over the past decades by many historians, but the tremendous impact the rise of the laboratory had on the university is less well studied. In the nineteenth century, simple lecture halls were replaced by purpose built science laboratories, that could dominate the city scape. Even academic disciplines that on the face of it needed no laboratory space to develop, like astronomy, psychology and linguistics, each acquired their own laboratories. Also metaphorically, the laboratory became the paradigmatic site for scientific and scholarly research, as is shown by the historians, who liked to compare their libraries to laboratories. Finally, the nature of the academic community was tremendously changed by the rise of the laboratory, each laboratory becoming a small, self-contained community of professors, technical assistants, students, and administrative personnel. The conference ‘The Laboratory Revolution’ intends to bring together scholars from different backgrounds to study how the laboratory changed both science and the university. By bringing together the expertise of historians of science and scholarship, historians of architecture, social and cultural historians, and historians of the university, the organizers hope to create a better understanding of the revolution brought about by the rise of the laboratory – a revolution that is still going on. For further information, go to the website: www.labrevolution2017.com Key Note Speakers - Antonio Garcia Belmar (Alicante University) - Klaas van Berkel (University of Groningen) - Ernst Homburg (Maastricht University) - Peter Morris (Science Museum, London) - Alan Rocke (Case Western University, Cleveland) - Geert Vanpaemel (University of Leuven) We welcome abstracts for papers on topics related to the conference theme. Possible themes include: the German Model of Laboratory Science, Planning and Construction of University Laboratories, the Design and Architecture of Laboratories, Social Life in the Laboratory, the Differentiation of Laboratory Space, Laboratories as Teaching Units, and Instruments and Laboratories. See also the provisional program on the website of the conference. Please send the abstract of your proposal to Professor Klaas van Berkel (k.van.berkel@rug.nl) by May 15, 2017. The abstract must be no longer than 500 words, anonymized for the sake of blind reviewing, and sent as a doc or docx file (please do not use pdf format). The author’s name and contact information (affiliation, address and professional status) should be specified in your e-mail message. If you are not sure whether your proposal fits in the program, feel free to contact the organizers at the above e-mail address. Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 23, 2017.
  • Improving Sustainability Concept in Developing Countries

    Cairo | Dates: 12 – 14 Dec, 2017
    Given the importance and the impact of the Earth’s ecological systems and refraining from causing any alterations that might be caused by humans, incorporating sustainability in all levels of our daily life has become a challenge as well as a necessity. Nonetheless, we cannot neglect the responsibility of acting with the best of our knowledge to ensure that our actions do not hinder the opportunities and lives of future generations through implementing ecological and sustainable design and development.
  • Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 2nd Edition

    Luxor | Dates: 23 – 26 Feb, 2018
    Architecture is the platform where all cultures, heritages, traditions, and histories meet, through architectural conservation, the built heritage is prolonged and conserved by the planning of individuals or organizations that works solely for the purpose of conservation & preservation of Architectural heritage. Through critical decisions that are based on the criteria of combining, artistic, contextual, and informational values, the heritage is preserved, restored, or sometimes, no actions might be taken for the best interest of the cultural and architectural heritage.
  • Archaeology of Communism - Expedition to Communist Monuments of Bulgaria

    Sofia | Dates: 17 Jun – 01 Jul, 2017
    A comprehensive introduction to the Communist-era history, art and architecture in Bulgaria and the role of photography and propaganda. Field trips to and photo-sessions at significant and impressive Bulgarian sites from the period located in spectacular urban and natural environment, behind-the-scene visits and meetings with artists and historians all the way from the capital Sofia to the Black Sea.
  • Travel Tour: Modern Mexico City

    Mexico City | Dates: 14 – 22 Oct, 2017
    October 14, 2017 - October 22, 2017
    Mexico City - Hotel Camino Real Polanco (8 nights)

    Tour Leaders: Louise Noelle Gras and Kathryn O'Rourke
    Felix Candela Special Guide: Juan Ignacio del Cueto

    Docomomo US welcome guests to join us for our second travel tour series: Modern Mexico City. This nine-day, eight-night trip will focus exclusively on Mexico City's modern architecture, art and design. Highlights of the tour include a special visit to the house and studio of Luis Barragán and the Barragán designed Gilardi House; many important sites by the Mexican architect Mario Pani including the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) campus (pictured above); and a special full day exploration of the works by Felix Candela including the breathtaking Los Manantiales restaurant. Guests will have the opportunity to visit some of the most important works by Diego Rivera including the murals at the Palacio Nacional and Carcamo de Rio Lerma, with an afternoon visit to the Anahuacali Museum. A full day tour to the archeological site Teotihuacan is planned.

    Modern Mexico City will be led by Louise Noelle Gras, Professor and Researcher at the National University of Mexico and long-standing president of Docomomo Mexico. Joining Ms. Gras will be Kathryn O'Rourke, associate professor of art history at Trinity University and author of the recently published book Modern Architecture in Mexico City. Docomomo Mexico and Felix Candela expert, Juan Ignacio del Cueto, rounds out the tour leadership.

    Guests will stay at the Camino Real Polanco - the legendary hotel designed by Ricardo Legorreta in 1965.

    45 AIA Continuing Education Credits will be available.
  • CFP: Making Futures: Crafting a Sustainable Modernity - Towards a Maker Aesthetics of Production and Consumption

    Devon | Dates: 07 Apr – 22 May, 2017
    Making Futures will be held on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September 2017, at the magnificently sited Mount Edgcumbe House on the River Tamar opposite the City of Plymouth, Devon, UK.

    Making Futures is a research platform exploring contemporary craft and maker movements as ‘change agents’ in 21st century society. Convinced of the transformative potential of small-scale making and its capacity to contribute to new progressive futures, Making Futures seeks to situate these material cultures at the centre of the critical issue facing global consumer society: how we move beyond the reductive instrumentalism of ‘homo economicus’ and modes of mass consumption that are destructive of human and non-human natures. As such our purpose is to examine and promote the possibilities for maker economies built around contemporary craft, neo-artisanal design-to-make and related creative micro-entrepreneurs and movements. We believe that these activities have the potential to consolidate into nascent post-industrial maker ecologies that, while not replacing global consumer manufacturing, can nonetheless contribute substantially to progressive economic and social change at local and regional levels, and beyond.

    Crafting a sustainable Modernity - towards a maker aesthetics of production and consumption.

    We start with recognition of the seemingly intractable crises (social, economic and environmental) of late Modernity. But our concern is to explore this problématique through the optic of contemporary craft and neo-artisanal maker movements, and what might be seen as a new emerging ‘aesthetics’ of production and consumption. Therefore, rather than seeing these emergencies as grounds for a sweeping dismissal of the modern project and all its presuppositions, we take our cue from recent commentators who have called for a re-framing of Modernity - one that seeks to re-imagine, and reinvest in its socially progressive elements.

    However, we also take our cue from the Making Futures community itself and the examples it produces of how we might re-frame, re-imagine and reinvest in the socially progressive possibilities of craft and makers. As this community consistently demonstrates through examples of material thinking-in-action, contemporary craft and maker cultures, so often viewed as inferior and marginal to the political economies of modern life, should be recognised as important components of emerging visions of a progressive future worth striving for.

    In addressing these concerns, Making Futures moves between the individual and the social, the personal and the collective, and explores how they can come together in global examples of emerging post-Fordist maker economies. (For example, in the last edition we looked closely at the north Californian ‘Fibreshed’ movement). In this 2017 edition we will turn to explore a European model based on the Berlin ‘alternative culture’ of auteur makers - their appreciation for materials and strong commitment to city and neighbourhood, their concern for environmental factors, re-cycling and up-cycling, and overall scepticism towards the regimes of fast fashion, luxury fashion and big brands.

    Building upon many of the themes running through its four previous editions Making Futures: Crafting a sustainable Modernity will explore what it means ‘to make’ and its future significations - personally, socially, its possible impact on sustainable agendas, its relation to new technologies, its possible subversion of mass consumption and potential contribution to the emergence of new political economies capable of valuing our needs for social well being and resilient communities that incorporate concerns for human non-human natures alike.
  • Berlin/Los Angeles: Space for Music

    Los Angeles | Dates: 25 Apr – 30 Jul, 2017
    Upcoming, April 25 - July 30
    Research Institute Gallery II

    Free | No ticket required

    Berlin/Los Angeles: Space for Music celebrates the 50th anniversary of the sister-city partnership between Berlin and Los Angeles by exploring two iconic buildings: the Berlin Philharmonic (1963), designed by Hans Scharoun, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003) in Los Angeles, designed by Frank Gehry. Both buildings have captured the public's imagination and become signature features of the urban landscape of each city. Focusing on the buildings' extraordinary interiors, this exhibition brings together original drawings, sketches, prints, photographs, and models to convey each architect's design process. Berlin/Los Angeles demonstrates how the Berlin Philharmonic and the Walt Disney Concert Hall were pivotal in fostering a strong resonance between architecture and the city.
  • CFP: UCLA's Critical Planning Journal - Vol. 24, Spaces of Struggle

    Dates: 07 – 30 Apr, 2017
    Urban regions are catalysts of change. They foster pragmatic politics that
    enables more progressive governance. ?Progress,? however, has to contend
    with histories and structures that grew from exclusionary logic, uneven
    development, and the systematic exploitation of labor. Progress does not
    happen on its own; it emerges from the continued efforts of activists,
    engaged citizens, intellectuals, and professionals that strive for a more
    just city. It requires developing common platforms to facilitate the
    conflicts that inevitably come with differences. Spaces of Struggle is
    about creating spaces that harness differences and transforms them into
    momentum for progressive change.

    This special issues amplifies the discussions that grew out of ?The Space
    of Struggle: A Mini-Conference on Radical Planning
    <https://radicalplanning.wordpress.com/2016-cfp/>,? a pre-conference to the
    annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference in
    November 2016 (Portland, OR), organized by urban planning graduate students
    from around the US. We believe radical planning plays a crucial role in
    creating spaces of struggle but equally solicit submissions from outside
    urban planning to open up pathways beyond exclusionary developments.

    The developments taking place since the inauguration of Donald Trump?s
    administration in the US require rapid and assertive intellectual
    engagement. The rise of Trump illustrates a unique moment when
    exclusionary, anti-labor politicians give the neoliberal system a ?face?
    that can serve to unify activists, policy actors, and intellectuals behind
    concrete goals. This is a global issue and we strongly encourage
    submissions that engage with the international context of the overlap
    between far-right politics and neoliberalism. CPJ is particularly
    interested in papers that address the following themes:

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      Historical systems and practices reproducing/spatializing inequality,
      injustice
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      Gentrification, displacement, evictions, exclusion, housing, redlining,
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      Labor, precariat, bodies, biopower, reproduction, informality
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      Domination, depoliticization, neoliberalism, financialization, austerity
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      Social movements, insurgency, collaboration/alliances across
      communities, activists, professionals and academics
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      Radical planning, community action research, policy, law, the state
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      Anarchist, socialist, feminist and queer planning
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      Sanctuary cities, commons, occupy, dissensus, democracy, agonistic
      pluralism
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      Race, Black Lives Matters, color-blindness, white supremacy
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      Environmental justice, political ecology, natures


    *PLEASE SEND SUBMISSIONS TO* *CRITPLAN@UCLA.EDU* <critplan@ucla.edu>* BY
    APRIL 30, 2017.*


    CRITICAL PLANNING JOURNAL is a peer-review journal founded and run by
    graduate students at the University of California, Los Angeles, and housed
    within the Department of Urban Planning. Please, consult the guidelines for
    authors <https://criticalplanning.squarespace.com/guidelines> for more
    detail on how to submit to the journal.
  • Inside | Outside: Trading between Art and Architecture

    Ghent | Dates: 04 – 06 May, 2017
    The conference Inside | Outside: Trading between Art and Architecture is the inaugural event of the ‘Is Architecture Art?’ research project, and will be held at KASK / School of Arts, Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, between 4-6 May 2017.

    If you are interested in attending the conference, please click here to register.

    Artist Sarah Oppenheimer (US) www.sarahoppenheimer.com and architect John Körmeling (NL) www.johnkormeling.nl will deliver the keynote presentations. There will also be paper presentations from academics from Europe, the United States and Australia, each focusing on concrete cases of the reciprocal trade between art and architecture. More details and a complete list of speakers is below:

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    Since the 1960s, art and architecture have experienced a radical and reciprocal trade: while artists have simulated ‘architectural’ means such as plans and models, built actual structures outside art institutions, or intervened directly into urban and public spaces, architects have evoked ‘artistic’ strategies such as sculptural objects and installations, inside art institutions, in exhibitions, biennales and art events. At the same time, art institutes themselves have combined both activities in an interdisciplinary, hybrid field, playing with the conditional differences between the literal and institutional boundaries of inside and out.

    Expanding one’s practice was not only a matter of repudiating and transgressing the disciplinary limits and medium-related dogmas of modernism, however. It was also a question of choosing and evaluating instruments. After all, when “there’s only art” (Burgin) or when “everything is architecture” (Hollein), the methods and concepts of cultural practice, as well as the status of disciplinary objects, are up for grabs.

    The conference Inside | Outside will focus on specific examples or ‘cases’ of the two-way directions of transaction: artists adopting architectural means on the one hand, and architects adopting artistic strategies on the other. In particular, it will study both historical and contemporary examples of the transposition of means and strategies from architecture to art, and vice versa, up to the point where their status, meaning or function is dislodged and transformed.

    The conference Inside | Outside wants to investigate the potential openings and possible deadlocks of such exchanges, both in terms of the means and strategies they displace and the context in which they happen—that is, inside or outside institutional spaces and venues. In this sense, the interest lies less in how means and strategies mobilize disciplines than the other way around.

    Each speaker is invited to discuss a singular project that exemplifies the reciprocal trade between art and architecture. Papers will address iterations of the current phenomenon of art institutions commissioning architects to produce temporary, largely function-less pavilions and installations; the exhibition of architecture; collaborations between artists and architects; and the use of architecture as a medium or subject by artists.

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    Keynote Lecture: 4 May, 2017
    Sarah Oppenheimer, Artist, New York (US)

    Keynote Lecture: 5 May, 2017
    John Körmeling, Architect, Eindhoven (NL)

    Paper presentations 05-06 May 2017
    Angelique Campens (KASK Ghent)
    Guy Châtel (UGent)
    Wouter Davidts (UGent)
    Mark Dorrian (The University of Edinburgh)
    Susan Holden (University of Queensland)
    Maarten Liefooghe (VUB)
    Mark D. Linder (Syracuse University)
    John Macarthur (University of Queensland)
    Philip Metten (KASK Ghent)
    Ashley Paine (University of Queensland)
    Emily E. Scott (ETH Zurich)
    Léa-Catherine Szacka (Oslo School of Architecture and Design)
    Annalise Varghese (University of Queensland)
    Stefaan Vervoort (UGent)
    Stephen Walker (The University of Manchester)
    Rosemary Willink (University of Queensland)
  • PhotoSynthesis: What You Need To Know About Photographs

    Astoria | Dates: 25 – 25 Apr, 2017
    Don’t wait! The deadline is fast approaching to sign up for the ARCS Photo Workshop “PhotoSynthesis: What You Need to Know About Photographs”in Astoria, Queens (a borough of New York City for those unfamiliar). 5 experts will lead a full program covering identification and description of photographs, copyright, framing and mounting, display, storage, installation and packing. You will learn things about photography related care that you didn’t know that you didn't know! The modest registration fee includes lunch and full access to the fabulous venue, the Museum of the Moving Image. Between permanent and temporary exhibitions and exciting interactive experiences, it’s a must-see! Register here by April 18th, 2017. ....and the day will be capped by an ARCS Social at PS1, MoMA’s venue for cutting edge work. Collections specialists and registrars, ARCS members and non-members are all invited whether attending the workshop or not. See more below.
  • Call for Papers: EAHN Thematic Conference "The Tools of the Architect"

    Delft and Rotterdam | Dates: 22 – 24 Nov, 2017
    The European Architectural History Network (EAHN) is pleased to announce the EAHN’s fifth thematic conference The Tools of the Architect, to be held at Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut HNI (Delft and Rotterdam, The Netherlands) on 22 – 24 November 2017.

    Architects have for their activities of drawing, writing and building always depended upon the potential of particular tools –ranging from practical instruments such as straight edges, French curves, compasses, rulers and pencils to conceptual tools such as working drawings, collages, photographic surveys, infographics, diagrams, casts and mass models.

    As technologies advanced the toolbox of architects has changed and expanded. Today architects have an extraordinary array of sophisticated tools at their disposal but also rely on many of same tools as their 18th and 19th century peers. Working drawings, pencils and tracing paper continue to appear in the designer’s studio while their role and potential is being redefined.

    Time and time again, architects have engaged with new tools. The quest to find the most appropriate and adequate tools to articulate, test and communicate design ideas has never ended, and in this pursuit architects have appropriated tools from other disciplines, such as art, historiography, sociology, philosophy, computer sciences and engineering. Out of this perspective the tools of the architect have become a field of intense exploration of the encounter of architecture with other disciplinary perspectives.

    Inventions and innovations of tools throughout history have not only provided better answers to questions of analyzing and representing the built environment, but they have also pointed to new ways of conceiving and intervening. Ellipsographs made it possible to precisely draw an elliptical space in the 19th century and computer-aided drafting software has allowed for a new conception and construction of complex geometries in the 20th and 21st century. New tools have continuously affected the imagination, character and qualities of architectural projects.

    This conference wants to focus on the changing practical and conceptual tools of the architect and their effect on the logos and praxis of architecture. The conference will be structured along three thematic lines:

    1. The Instruments of the Architect (i.e. the apparata and equipment of the architect)
    2. The Tools of Analysis (i.e. the devices to study architecture and the built environment in general)
    3. The Tools of Intervention (i.e. the devices to intervene in the built environment)

    We welcome papers that consider the tools of the architect from this threefold perspective. Papers should be based on well-documented research that is primarily analytical and interpretative rather than descriptive in nature.

    Abstracts (of 500 words) can be registered and uploaded on toolsofarchitect.com
    Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2017

    Time Frame
    15 May 2017: Deadline Submission of abstracts
    15 June 2017: Notification of Acceptance
    1 September 2017: Full papers

    Conference Chairs
    Tom Avermaete, Delft University of Technology
    Merlijn Hurx, Utrecht University

    Organising Committee
    Carola Hein, Delft University of Technology
    Marie-Terese van Thoor, Delft University of Technology
    Koen Ottenheym, Utrecht University
    Petra Brouwer, University of Amsterdam
    Dirk van den Heuvel, Jaap Bakema Study Centre/ Het Nieuwe Instituut

    Keynote speakers
    Mari Lending (professor of architectural theory and history, Oslo School of Architecture and Design/ OCCAS: the Oslo Center for Critical Architectural Studies)

    Michiel Riedijk (professor at Chair of Public Building, Delft University of Technology/ Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Rotterdam)

    Third Keynote speaker, tbc

    Location and Dates
    TU Delft and HNI, Rotterdam, The Netherlands/ 22 – 24 November 2017  

    Scientific Committee
    Tom Avermaete, Delft University of Technology
    Merlijn Hurx, Utrecht University
    Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
    Maristella Casciatio, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
    Anthony Gerbino, University of Manchester
    Sebastian Fitzner, Freie Universität Berlin
    Wolfgang Lefevre, Max Planck Institute, Berlin

    More info
    https://toolsofarchitect.com
  • The Basics of Wood Window Repair

    Portland | Dates: 13 – 13 May, 2017
    Contrary to the mass marketing that fills our mailboxes, original windows can be refreshed and repaired to meet today’s energy savings goals. At the same time, preserving original windows also preserves historic character and re-uses material that is inherently sustainable. This workshop covers the basics of identifying problems and repairing the wood windows in our older homes. Original wood windows are the “eyes of a building” and contribute tremendous charm and authenticity to our older homes. But after many years of openings and closings, coupled with the impacts of seasonal weather changes, our windows can develop a set of maintenance needs that must be attended to. To address these issues, the AHC welcomes back Patty Spencer, owner of Fresh Air Sash Cord Repair Inc. Patty will share her years of experience in preserving and restoring the function of original, double-hung, wood windows found in homes built in the 1940s and earlier. With a focus on improving function, this workshop will cover the basics that owners of older homes should know, including: signs of window deterioration, preventive maintenance measures, good maintenance and repair practices, plus good ideas about weatherization. Window replacement is not a cost-effective means of saving energy, and is certainly not “green.” If you love your original, double-hung windows, but just wish they worked better - they can! Come learn to do-it-yourself from a local expert.
  • Call for Nominations: 2017 “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award

    Lynchburg | Dates: 30 Mar – 01 Jul, 2017
    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

    2017 “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award

    The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) seeks nominations for the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves, rehabilitates, or restores a historic property - including a building, a structure, or a complex of buildings and/or structures - in an outstanding manner and that demonstrates excellence in research, documentation, design, and execution. Projects with a public interpretation component are encouraged, but not required. Projects in the twelve-state SESAH region - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia - that were completed in 2015 or 2016 are eligible. 

    Criteria for consideration:
    • Quality of the project documentation, research, and/or design plan;
    • Importance of the property type within its particular context (national, regional, state, local);
    • Quality of execution;
    • Anticipated benefits; and
    • Degree to which the project saved a historic property from likely demolition.

    Nominations should consist of no more than two pages of project description and be accompanied by illustrations and any other supporting material, including a project budget and timeline. A cover letter should identify the owner of the property, the historic and current use of the property, and the names and contact information of all the major participants of the project. 

    Email the nomination as a single PDF or as a link to a single PDF posted on Google Drive/Dropbox the 2017 “Best of the South” award committee chairperson, Blake Wintory at lakeport.ar@gmail.com.

    Deadline: July 1, 2017.  

    The 2017 “Best of the South” Award winner will be announced at the 2017 SESAH Annual Meeting held in Lynchburg, Virginia, from October 11-14. 

    For more information about the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award and SESAH, visit www.sesah.org.
     
    Southeast Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians [SESAH]
    Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture
    Criteria for Consideration
    2017

    A preservation/rehabilitation/restoration project (a building or complex of buildings) that demonstrates excellence or innovation in one or more of the following categories:

    • Architectural history research (documentary or physical)
    • Architectural documentation (investigative details or a record of work performed)
    • Architectural design plan
    • Technique of conservation and/or restoration of fabric
    • Interpretation of the project to the public

    This award is for "historic preservation" of historic architecture.  It is for projects completed in either 2015 or 2016.  Projects with completion dates prior to 2015 or that have not yet been completed will be eliminated from consideration.  

    A "preservation," as opposed to a “rehabilitation” or "restoration," project can mean very different approaches and outcomes; therefore, a project's stated goals and outcome will be judged against projects of like nature.  If a project is an adaptive use, how innovative or successful was the project in preserving the architectural character of the building(s)?  Also, does the project sustain cultural heritage in a way that engages the community to consider and preserve its architectural character?

    Each project will be judged using these factors:
    • Quality of project documentation, research, and/or design plan
    • Importance of property type within its particular context (national, regional, local)
    • Quality of execution
    • Anticipated benefits
    • Degree to which the project saved a historic property from likely demolition.
     
  • A New Scholarly Society is Doing the Urgent Work of the Past - African American Intellectual History Society

    Dates: 30 Mar, 2017 – 30 Mar, 2018
    A combination of factors — elections, funding scarcity and funder mandates, metrics for “impact” — has helped produce among scholars a burst of enthusiasm for public engagement. But in the last few years it may be that the urge to advocate and teach eclipses them all. Things that seemed obvious and of clear public benefit are newly vulnerable:  science now needs a march on Washington.

    But the very thing that required the March on Washington in 1963 still demands advocacy and teaching. In a compelling turn, and at a moment when older scholarly societies worry about membership declines and formulating new sustainability models, a new scholarly society exemplifies a fresh approach to the history and meaning of race in America. The African American Intellectual History Society began in early 2014 as a group blog, founded by Professor Christopher Cameron of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Cameron undertook this work to “provide a space for scholars in disparate fields to discuss the many aspects of teaching and researching black intellectual history.” The blog soon acquired an organization, which begat some familiar scholarly society structure including officers, bylaws, and a program for scholarly communication. AAIHS officers are mostly early career, but also have a depth of experience as scholars and writers. The society held its second annual conference this past weekend at Vanderbilt University.

    Continue reading at The Scholarly Kitchen.
  • PastForward 2017 in Chicago

    Chicago | Dates: 14 – 17 Nov, 2017
    PastForward 2017 • November 14-17 • Chicago

    We want to see you in Chicago this fall for PastForward—the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places! Mark your calendars and sign up to receive updates about registration, speakers, and programming.

    "This was one of the most extraordinary conferences I’ve ever attended, and I’ve been to many. I don't think I've ever been around so many intelligent, forward-thinking, encouraging individuals who took my thinking into areas I never imagined."

    2016 PastForward Attendee, Kay W. Moore, co-coordinator, Travis College Hill Historic District, Garland, TX 

    What to expect: Art, advocacy, and innovation are the hallmarks of preservation in Chicago, where outstanding architecture and diverse neighborhoods have become a proving ground for preservation approaches. At PastForward 2017 we'll focus on "forward," exploring the next generation of preservation tools and techniques.
    Registration will go live July 5—rates and early bird deadline information are already available online.

    Watch videos from PastForward 2016 to revisit programming from last year’s conference, including TrustLive presentations from John Valadez, documentary filmmaker, and Nina Simon, executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

    See you in Chicago!

    PastForward 2017 is brought to you by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and presented in partnership with Landmarks Illinois.
     
  • CFP: Histories of Postwar Architecture (HPA)

    Dates: 30 Mar – 02 May, 2017

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the first issue of Histories of Postwar Architecture (HPA): https://hpa.unibo.it/issue/viewIssue/611/44

    Histories of Postwar Architecture is a biannual open-access peer-reviewed Journal which publishes innovative and original papers on postwar architecture, with no geographical, methodological, historiographical or disciplinary restrictions. HPA is published by the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna in partnership with the Department of Visual, Performing and Media Arts and the Department for Life Quality Studies of the same University.

    The call for abstracts for the second issue, titled Histories of the Future, will be open until 2nd May. Please consider submitting a proposal, after reading the Call for Paper and the Author Guidelines on our website: https://hpa.unibo.it/

    The issue will be published in December 2017.

    For any further information or collaboration proposals, please write us at: redazione.hpa@unibo.it

  • Free to a Good Home--JSAH 1962 to the present

    Dates: 31 Mar – 30 Apr, 2017
    A long-time member of SAH who lives in Manhattan is seeking a good home--institutional or individual--to take his collection of print copies of JSAH from 1962 to the present. The new owner would be responsible for moving the journals from an apartment in mid-town Manhattan.
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