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  • Graham Foundation 2015 Grants to Individuals

    Dates: 15 Jul – 15 Sep, 2014
    The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Grants to Individuals. Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals to produce publications, exhibitions, films, research, and other projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

    As one of the few funders of individuals working on projects about architecture, the foundation’s grants provide important support for architects, artists, curators, designers, scholars, writers, and other individuals. The Graham Foundation offers two types of grants to support projects by individuals: Production & Presentation Grants and Research & Development Grants.

    To apply for an individual grant, applicants must submit an online Inquiry Form, the first stage of a two-stage application process, by September 15, 2014.

    For more information about foundation grants and eligibility, please see the grant guidelines. To browse recently funded projects, click here
  • Time Space Existence

    Venice | Dates: 07 Jun – 23 Nov, 2014

    As an official part of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale the exhibition at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora, TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, presents a large combination of architects. More than 100 architects from over 40 countries presented in 2 Venetian Palazzi.

    The exhibition is organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation in cooperation with: Sarah Gold, Karlyn De Jongh, Valeria Romagnini, Grazia Sechi, Rachele De Stefano and Rene Rietmeyer.                

    Amongst others, the following architects have been invited to be part of this exhibition:

    Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (GBR), AllesWirdGut (AUT), Altro Studio (ITA), Ed Anthony (GBR), Architecture Project (MLT), Arditti + RDT Arquitectos (MEX), Baar-Baarenfels (AUT), Alejandro Beautell (ESP), Bekkering Adams architecten (NLD), Heinrich Bobst (CHE), Ricardo Bofill (ESP), Josep Ferrando Bramona (ESP), Ueli Brauen & Doris Wälchli (CHE), Louise Braverman (USA), Michael Burch (USA), Tuncer Cakmakli (TUR), CARAMEL (AUT), Caribbean School of Architecture (JAM), C.F. MOLLER (DNK), Chance De Silva + Scanner (GBR), Waltraut Cooper (AUT), Florencia Costa (ITA), Daffonchio & associates (ZAF), De Blacam & Meagher (IRL), Mark Dziewulski (USA), Ebner + Greutmann + Bolzern (AUT)(CHE), ETAT Arkitekter (SWE), Fabulous Urban (CHE), Jaime J. Ferrer Fores (ESP), Norman Foster+Partners (GBR), Frame and Elements | Tomoyuki Utsumi (JPN), Antonio Freiles (ITA), Fuhrimann & Hächler Architekten (CHE), Lisbeth Funck (NOR), Future-scape Architects (JPN), Benjamin Garcia Saxe (PRI), General Architecture (SWE), Petra Gipp Arkitektur (SWE) + Akane Moriyama (JPN), Ernst Giselbrecht (AUT), GM architects (LBN), GMP (DEU), David Guerra (BRA), Stein Halvorsen (NOR), Plexwood® - Skins, by Frank Heerema (NLD), Heri & Salli (AUT), Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates (JPN), HLM Architects (NOR), In praise of Shadows (SWE), Inspiration (IND), Jérôme Jacqmin (FRA), Riho Jagomagi (EST), Eleena Jamil Architect (MYS), KEIKO+MANABU (JAP), Nils Koenning (DEU), LEAP+MTQ (MEX), The Gerhard Lenz Project (AUT), Les Architects FABG (CAN), Alessandro Lupi (ITA), Manifold Design (USA), Mann & Capua Mann (CHE), Rodolphe Mertens (LUX), Min2 (NLD), MOB Architects (GRC), Emmanuelle Moureaux (JPN), New-Territories (THA), Edmund Ng (SGP), Nickl & Partner (DEU), Akmar Nijhof (NLD), NMD Nomadas (VEN), Numen | For Usa (DEU), OPTA Arquitectos (ESP), Ortuzar & Gebauer + Simonetti & Stewart (CHL), Parc Architectes (FRA), Budi Pradono Architects (IDN), Sanjay Puri Architects (IND), Rintala Eggertsson Architects (NOR), Luca Selva (CHE), Shatotto (BGD), Jonathan Shimony + Rafael Mahdavi (FRA), Samar Singh Jodha (IND), Kirsti Sivén & Asko Takala (FIN), Eduardo Souto De Moura (PRT), SsD Architecture (KOR),  Studiomk27 (BRA), SURE Architecture (CHN), Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architecte (FRA), Takasaki Masaharu (JPN), Peter Tay Studio (SGP), Terreform ONE (USA), Tuuli Tiitola-Meskanen (FIN), Alberto Torsello (ITA), Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City (MEX), University of Houston (USA), Buenos Aires (ARG) & TU Delft (NLD), University of the Philippines Diliman (PHL), UnSangDong Architects (KOR), Vitaliy & Elena Vasilieva (UKR), Vertical Brigade (NOR/SWE), Wannenmacher +Möller (DEU), Wasserfall Munting Architects (NAM), White arkitekter (SWE), WTA Architecture + Design Studio (PHL), Lili Xu ,Chen Zhan Hui+Spamaps, Feng Guo An (CHN-HKG), Kris Yao | Artech (TWN), ZEST architecture (ESP)


    As part of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the Collateral Event  “Time Space Existence” at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora presents architects from 6 continents, brought together in an extraordinary combination. 

    This exhibition documents current developments and thoughts in architecture, highlighting fundamental questions by discussing the philosophical concepts Time, Space and Existence. An international group of architects with different cultural backgrounds and who are in different stages of their careers, i.e. established architects next to architects whose works might be less known. What they have in common is their dedication to architecture in the broadest sense of their profession.

    The exhibition shows a large diversity of presentations (models, concepts, research results, dreams, hopes and ideas), combining classical architectural presentations with surprising artistic elements. All presentations are either site-specific, especially made for this exhibition or coming directly from the architect’s studio. 

    The two locations each have their particular atmosphere. The 32 rooms in Palazzo Bembo mainly highlight solo-presentations, by architects such as Ricardo Bofill, AHMM, GMP and White arkitekter, or research projects such as that of the University of Houston. With its typical Venetian features, Palazzo Mora will show a variety of architects within its grand spaces, such as the sculpture by Eduardo Souto de Moura. 

    With their structures, architects often have an enormous impact on the way we humans experience our surrounding, experience Time-Space. They influence our daily existence and leave a mark on the earth from this current Time and often this 'mark' even outlives the architect himself. Architects should be very conscious about the impact their activities and decisions have on people and other living beings as well as on our environment as a total. By combining different architectural thoughts and approaches, this exhibition aims to enlarge our human awareness of our own personal existence as a human being within a specific space and time.

  • FIU Landscape Architecture Becomes FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental & Urban Design

    Miami | Dates: 21 Jul, 2014

    As of July 2014, the FIU Department of Landscape Architecture will be known the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design (LA+EUD).

    “The words ‘Environment’ and ‘Urbanism’ communicate our focus and our program’s recognized body of work, curriculum, scholarship, research and creative activity,” said Roberto Rovira, Chair.

    Since its founding in 1986, the department has capitalized on the Miami and South Florida context to explore important issues affecting cities and environments. It has focused on the tropical and subtropical regions of the world whose global relevance Rovira is quick to point out by noting that 3 billion of the world’s 7 billion people currently live in these regions, and how this number is projected to double by 2100.  “The fastest growth is taking place in developing countries, and the majority will happen in cities and places like Miami and Latin America, where our department has focused a lot of its energy and intellectual capital,” he stated.

    Students in the program typically explore environmental, ecological and urban issues, and are asked to design public spaces, infrastructure and urban plans to address industrial reclamation, environmental mitigation, ecotourism, open space, sea level rise and many other issues at the center of the relationship between human beings and their surroundings.  As the two-time winner of the most prestigious international student awards program sponsored by the American Society of Landscape Architects (the ASLA Design Award of Excellence and the Design Honor Award), FIU projects routinely combine landscape architecture, environment and urban design to propose innovative design solutions.  Those projects specifically dealt with the redesign of an urban waterfront in the city of Colón, Panama, and a proposed park and an outdoor museum at Miami’s western edge, where the city and the natural environments come together.

    Faculty research and creative work often centers on important issues surrounding ecology, design, sustainability, and urban resilience, and is regularly recognized through grants, exhibits, books and journal publications.  LA+EUD’s faculty members have won numerous international and national competitions, and their recognition includes five professional awards from the ASLA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), one national teaching award from the Council for Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), and two Research/Practice awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

    Faculty and student work with a focus on environment and urbanism has also been recognized by the Van Alen Institute (VAI), the Graham Foundation (GF), the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), the European Landscape Biennial (ELB), and the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF).

    “Environmental and urban design form the core of  the program’s mission, and like the discipline of landscape architecture itself, our curriculum spans from the micro to the macro scales and operates at the intersection of human beings and the natural world,” indicated Rovira.

    The Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design’s MLA degree (Masters of Landscape Architecture) is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).

  • Who Pays for Public Space?

    New York | Dates: 24 Jul, 2014

    We are witnessing the rollout of new and improved public spaces around the five boroughs of New York. The work of the previous administration got the ball rolling in claiming roadways for pedestrian use, including Broadway Boulevard and Times Square. The DOT Plaza Program, continued POPS, greenways from the Highline to Queensway, and others all confirm a growing interest in the value of open space. This said, who pays for all this? Who initiates and raises capital and financing and how is maintenance built into the many different configurations described above? These are the questions the panel will address.

    This panel will be presented in conjunction with the Open to the Public: Civic Space Now exhibition at the Center for Architecture, on view from June 12 - September 6, 2014 and is an initiative of the Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 Presidential theme: ‘Civic Spirit:Civic Vision.’

    Diana Balmori, Ph.D., FASLA, IFLA, Founder, Balmori Associates
    Jerold Kayden, Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
    Emily Weidenhof, NYC Plaza Program Director, NYC Department of Transportation 

    John Shapiro, Chair, Pratt Institute Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment

    Organized by: Center for Architecture

    Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID; $10 for non-members

  • JAE - 69:1 Crisis

    Dates: 19 Jul – 01 Aug, 2014
    The Journal of Architectural Education is accepting essays (both Scholarship of Design and Design as Scholarship) for the next issue, Crisis. Theme Editor: Timothy Hyde
  • 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo

    Dallas | Dates: 06 – 08 Oct, 2014
    DBIA looks forward to seeing you this October 6-8, 2014  at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel! 
    With design-build project delivery representing nearly 40 percent of total market share in the United States, there has never been a better time to attend the Design-Build Conference & Expo. Owners across the country and in all sectors are increasingly choosing design-build. In fact, for the first time since 2005, more than 50 percent of projects above $10 million are being completed through design-build project delivery. DBIA is working hard to enhance the understanding of Design-Build Done Right for our members and to help all reap the full benefits of this delivery method when executed correctly.
    Join DBIA this year in Dallas, Texas along with nearly 2,000 industry professionals spanning the entire A/E/C community, including owners both new to and experienced in the design-build delivery method.
  • COPIES, COPYRIGHT, and PRESERVATION CFP - Future Anterior Journal

    Dates: 18 Jul – 15 Sep, 2014
    Future Anterior approaches historic preservation from a position of critical inquiry, rigorous scholarship, and theoretical analysis. The journal is an important international forum for the critical examination of historic preservation, spurring challenges of its assumptions, goals, methods, and results. As the first journal in American academia devoted to the study and advancement of historic preservation, it provides a much-needed bridge between architecture and history. The journal also features provocative theoretical reflections on historic preservation from the point of view of art, philosophy, law, geography, archeology, planning materials science, cultural anthropology, and conservation. Future Anterior is essential reading for anyone interested in historic preservation and its role in current cultural debates.

    For more information on Future Anterior, please visit http://www.upress.umn.edu/journal-division/Journals/future-anterior.
  • 7th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

    Dubuque | Dates: 07 – 08 Oct, 2014

    Whether you're a public official trying to develop a green local economy, a college or hospital administrator working to reduce your institution's carbon footprint, or a business owner just hoping to lower your monthly utility bill, it's almost certain you'll be more successful by joining with like-minded people to brainstorm ideas and develop solutions that benefit everyone.

    Sustainability is a community affair.

    Collaboration will be a common thread in the keynote addresses, workshops, tours and exhibits at the 7th annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, to be held at the Grand River Center in Dubuque on Oct. 7 and 8.

    Registration for the conference is now open at http://gscdubuque.eventbrite.com. Presented by the City of Dubuque and Sustainable City Network, the conference is supported by Crescent Electric Supply Company and other corporate sponsors. Programming will include keynote addresses by two internationally-known thought leaders in sustainability and urban development, as well as 25 workshops, two mobile tours and dozens of vendor exhibits.

    Storm Cunningham, CEO of ReCitizen, L3C, will present the luncheon keynote address on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Cunningham’s organization is a Washington, DC-based international network for citizen-led regeneration of communities and natural resources, providing tools for crowdsourcing, crowdmapping and crowdfunding. He also has written several books, with his third, “FIXERS: New Leaders for Broken Times,” due for publication in 2015. It documents the global rise of adaptive renewal in today's climate of uncertainty.

    On Wednesday, Oct. 8, Gil Penalosa, executive director of the Canadian nonprofit 8-80 Cities, will deliver the keynote luncheon address. A former commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation for the City of Bogota, Colombia, Penalosa is passionate about building cities for everyone and using parks and streets as both public places and avenues of sustainable mobility for walking, cycling and public transit. He has worked on projects with more than 150 cities worldwide, and also is an urban expert on mobility and citizen engagement for the Danish firm, Gehl Architects.

    The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is an opportunity for leaders from local government, businesses, schools and non-profits to learn from experts and colleagues who will share the latest research and best practices for successfully implementing  sustainability projects across a broad spectrum of community disciplines, including healthcare, energy, resource management, environmental services, and urban planning and design.

  • Richard Meier Model Museum

    Jersey City | Dates: 18 Jul – 26 Dec, 2014
    The Richard Meier Model Museum has been designed and curated by Pritzker Prize winning architect Richard Meier, and it includes a large model exhibition area,a sculpture exhibition, and a library.
  • SXSW Eco 2014

    Austin | Dates: 06 – 08 Oct, 2014

    SXSW Eco attracts a global community to explore, engage and co-create solutions for a sustainable world. A uniquely inclusive platform for professionals, SXSW Eco examines the critical challenges of our times through a kaleidoscopic lens of design innovation, policy tipping points, technological breakthroughs, conservation practice, entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of creativity to transform inspiration into action.

    Our SXSW Eco Flipbook is your guide to the latest conference information. Learn more about the SXSW Eco audience through our conference statistics, browse programming themes and explore ways to participate in SXSW Eco 2014. Read it here >>

  • IntenCITY: IDA 60th Annual Conference and Tradeshow

    Ottawa | Dates: 03 – 06 Sep, 2014
    IntenCITY: this year’s annual IDA conference and tradeshow will focus on intensification of downtowns and districts worldwide. Successful revitalization and continued urbanization across the globe has turned our city centers into dynamic places of change. With more businesses, more employees, more residents, and more visitors choosing downtowns, demand for increased services and amenities is at an all-time high. New transit lines, more bikes, more pedestrians, pedi cabs and cars all contribute to the increasingly complex infrastructure above grade and below. Our city centers are becoming physically and programmatically more intense. IntenCITY: Learn how place managers and downtown leaders are rising to the challenge.
  • CONSTRUCT 2014

    Baltimore | Dates: 09 – 12 Sep, 2014
    CONSTRUCT is your most cost effective strategy for combining educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success.  This event is dedicated to the institutional, industrial and commercial building industry. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, this is your event.  

    CONSTRUCT offers a relevant, accredited education program, an expansive exhibit hall floor filled with the latest services, products and technologies, as well as a myriad of networking opportunities. In conjunction with the CSI Annual Convention, the event is coupled with technical tours, activities and special events. CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions.

    Find hundreds of exhibitors with the newest trends and practices on the show floor and, with non-conflicting hours, attend your choice of over 50 accredited courses. The education program sessions, taught by experts, offer AIA LUs and HSWs and GBCI CE. Unparalleled networking opportunities include the Welcome Reception, the CSI Night Out event and other social events.

    Plan now to attend this power-packed event that has been designed for you, the architect, specifier, engineer and the commercial building team.
  • SarasotaMod Week[end]

    Sarasota | Dates: 09 – 12 Oct, 2014

    The Sarasota Architectural Foundation presents “SarasotaMOD Week[end],” a four-day celebration of the region’s iconic mid-20th-century architecture. Prominent architects, designers, historians and authors will explore why Sarasota, Florida became the nucleus of an internationally significant architectural movement.  The conference will include presentations, panel discussions and tours (on land and water) of important modernist projects.


  • Biophilia in the Built Environment

    Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco | Dates: 29 – 31 Jul, 2014

    Biophilia means "love of life." Humans have a biological need to experience a daily connection with nature. Yet, today people spend on average 90% of their time indoors. While this new reality challenges this human-nature connection, there is opportunity to invite nature indoors through biophilic design.

    Research points to the many benefits of creating these connections and helps substantiate the business case for applying it. Daylight and views of nature are correlated with improved learning performance for students, healing times for hospital patients, productivity in office employees and retail sales growth.

    This application is of particular interest to Glumac. As engineers, we are fascinated by human-nature relationships and strive to continually broaden our understanding of the money-saving impact they can have for our clients’ projects.

    To share our interest in biophilic design, Glumac is hosting a StraightTalk forum in partnership with nationally acclaimed green building and biophilic design expert, Bill Browning of Terrapin Bright Green, LLC. Joining Bill will be Susan Painter, Ph.D. Senior Planner and Research Studio Director at AC Martin (for the Seattle and LA events), Bert Gregory, Chairman and CEO of Mithun (for the Seattle event), and Gail Brager Ph.D., Associate Director at the Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley (for the San Francisco event).

    Choose your location to register:


    StraightTalk - SEATTLE: Biophilia in the Built Environment

    Los Angeles

    StraightTalk - LOS ANGELES: Biophilia in the Built Environment

    San Francisco


    StraightTalk - SAN FRANCIS

    CO: Biophilia in the Built Environment

  • 56th Dearborn Garden Walk

    Chicago | Dates: 20 Jul, 2014
    The North Dearborn Association (NDA) is pleased to host its 56th annual Dearborn Garden Walk on Sunday, July 20th from 12pm-5pm. Tickets are $30 (advance) / $35 (gate) and include a Dearborn Garden Walk program with a map for a self-guided tour of the gardens, live jazz and classical music in select gardens, and guided architectural walking tours of historic Dearborn Parkway.

    Advance sales end on Saturday, July 19th, at 12:00pm – all advance ticket purchasers are automatically entered in drawings for goods and services from neighborhood businesses. 

    Gardening enthusiasts will enjoy taking part in what is considered to be one of the country’s oldest 
    garden walks. This nationally recognized event draws crowds from all over the world to take part in a one-day, self-guided walking tour of gorgeous secret gardens throughout Chicago’s historic Near North and Gold Coast neighborhoods. 

    An intimate garden walk experience, ticket-holders will experience a variety of private rear gardens 
    ranging from minimalist to classic small gardens and patio/terrace designs; each showcasing the most creative use of outdoor space in an urban setting. Many of the gardens are created around entertaining and sitting areas, offering city dwellers additional living quarters in the warmer months. 

    The very popular garden vignettes will continue as part of the tour this year. Each year, some of 
    Chicago’s most talented designers transform a handful of backyard spaces into amazing outdoor 
    entertainment and living areas utilizing a variety of outdoor tables, chairs, colorful cushions, linens, floral decorations, and other accessories including fine china, crystal, and flatware.

    In addition to the self-guided walking tour and garden vignettes, visitors can participate in an hour-long, wonderfully entertaining and educational sidewalk guided tour of historic Dearborn Parkway that highlights the outstanding architectural facades in the neighborhood.
  • AIA Chicago BRIDGE: A Leadership and Mentorship Program for Young Architects

    Chicago | Dates: 06 Aug, 2014

    Bridge is celebrating five years as the highly successful mentoring program sponsored by AIA Chicago, the College of Fellows and the Young Architects Forum.  It was created to provide Young Architects and Associate AIA members with access to local AIA Fellows (FAIA), leaders and designers from the architectural community.

    This training and leadership program requires active participation in a mentorship setting.  Emerging Professionals interested in participating should have proven leadership and a willingness to learn.  The Bridge program participants can range from recent graduates to Young Architects licensed 10 years or less.

    Overview of Program

    This program intends to Bridge the gap between the need for mentorship in our profession and the ability of experienced architects to pass on what they have learned to the future generation of architects. 

    Each selected Bridge participant will be paired with a local AIA Fellow acting as their mentor.  The program will incorporate informal social events and organized mentorship discussions focusing the conversation on past experiences, career development, and the future of the architectural profession.  Throughout the program, the mentors and their mentees will also meet in a one-on-one setting to informally discuss specific professional goals while further developing and strengthening their relationship.

    The program benefits include an opportunity to be mentored by experienced professionals and FAIA members. Participants will develop communication and relationship skills, advance professional skills, expand professional and personal networks, experience team performance, and develop community leadership.

    Selection of Participants

    A maximum of 16 participants will be selected by a committee made up from members of the AIA Chicago Board.  Individuals who submit an application will be notified by email no later than August 13th, 2014 if they have or have not been selected to participate in the Bridge program.


    If you are interested in participating in this program, please download and fill out the application form and submit the completed form along with your resume to info@aiachicago.org or fax it to 312.670.2422 no later than 5:00 pm CT on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014.


    • Introductory Session for Mentors:  August 19th, 2014

    • Introductory Session for Mentees: August 22nd, 2014

    Program introduction

    Venue: AIA Chicago

    • Meet-Up #1:  August 28th, 2014

    Meet and pair-up with the FAIA mentors.

    Venue: AIA Chicago

    • Meet-Up #2:  Mid-September 2014

                     Discussion: “In Review” – Mentors share their experiences of the profession. 

                     Venue: TBD

    • Meet-Up #3:  Early October 2014

    Guest Speaker

    Venue: TBD

    • Meet-Up #4:  Late October 2014

    Discussion: “Look Ahead” – Mentees share about themselves / the future of the profession.

                    Venue: TBD

    • Meet-Up #5: Mid November 2014

    Fire-side Chat: Program wrap-up celebration

    • Throughout the program, we encourage a minimum of two informal, one-on-one meetings between mentor and mentee.

  • CFP: “Craft and the Machine: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives”

    Morris Plains | Dates: 21 Jul, 2014

    Call for Papers:  The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms and the American Fine and Decorative Arts Program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art seek submissions for the Fourth Annual Emerging Scholars Symposium to be held at the Stickley Museum on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Deadline July 21, 2014.

    “Craft and the Machine: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives”

    One of the overriding concerns of craft reformers throughout the 19th and 20th centuries was the degree to which mechanization should be integrated into craft production.  On the one hand, Irene Sargent echoed anti-machine sentiments in Gustav Stickley’s The Craftsman when she wrote “The slave of the machine must follow its movements at the peril of his health, sanity and life… He is in all things the opposite of the master craftsman…” Yet, at virtually the same time, Frank Lloyd Wright argued the opposite: “The great ethics of the Machine are as yet, in the main, beyond the ken of the artist or student of sociology; but the artist mind may now approach the nature of this thing from experience, which has become the commonplace of his field, to suggest, in time, I hope, to prove, that the machine is capable of carrying to fruition high ideals in art – higher than the world has yet seen!”  We seek papers about craft—broadly construed as both historical and contemporary work—that sheds light on the complexities of this subject.  Less a binary opposition than a strategy that reformers and practitioners employed to connect with audiences, we welcome papers from diverse periods and media that address the role of the machine in craft production.  What sort of strategies—myths even—did practitioners and reformers use?  What do these anxieties signaled by craft tell us more broadly about the cultures that produced them?

    We invite current graduate students and recently graduated scholars to submit proposals for 20-25 minute papers that critically examine these issues.  Please direct any questions to:

    Jonathan Clancy

    Director, American Fine and Decorative Arts Program Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York jonathan.clancy@sia.edu<mailto:jonathan.clancy@sia.edu>

    Submission Guidelines:

    Please submit the following by July 21, 2014:

    ·       A one-page abstract of your topic with title.

    ·       A current c.v.

    All submissions will be reviewed by August 1 and you will receive an email with the decision about your proposal.

    Accepted proposals must submit a final draft of the paper by September 7th, 2014.

    Participants must be able to attend the symposium in order to deliver their paper.

  • Oculus Book Talk: John Massengale, Street Design

    New York | Dates: 11 Aug, 2014

    1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, AUGUST 11

    Where: At The Center   

    John Massengale, AIA, will present Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, published by John Wiley & Sons.

    Massengale and Dover know how to fix America's neighborhoods, cities, and towns: make them walkable again. That begins with great streets where people want to be, streets that are comfortable, safe, and interesting. In Street Design, two accomplished architects and urban designers share insights on how good street design can increase happiness, unlock economic value, improve our health, and lower our carbon footprint.

    Street Design is the essential handbook for urban designers, civic leaders, architects, city planners, engineers, developers, landscape architects, and community activists: it is ideal reading for any person who wants to make their comunity walkable and create memorable streets that are not just routes to somplace else, but great places that are destinations in themselves. 

    John Montague Massengale, AIA, is an architect and urban designer in New York City. He is a board member of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), which The New York Times called "the most important phenomenon to emerge in American architecture in the post-Cold War era" and a formr Director of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. With Robert A.M. Stern, he was coauthor of New York 1900: Metropolitan Architecture and Urbanism 1890-1915 and The Anglo-American Suburb.

    Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID - RSVP using the form to the right 
    $10 for non-members - PURCHASE A TICKET

  • Albany’s Annual Tour of Historic Homes

    Albany | Dates: 26 Jul, 2014

    Don’t Miss the 37th Annual Tour of Historic Homes in historic downtown Albany. Ride in a vintage trolley or horse-drawn carriage and tour beautifully-restored historic homes, churches, and museums.

    Visitors can tour the homes in any order they like. Homeowners and Hosts/Hostesses will be available to answer questions about restoration efforts, historic house maintenance and why they chose Albany as home. 

    Tickets available on the day of the tour beginning at 10 a.m. at the Albany Visitors Association, 110 3rd Ave SE. Adults $15.00, Seniors & Groups of 10 or more $12, Monteith House Museum Members $10.00 Children 12 & under, free with paid adult. 

    Historic downtown Albany’s restaurants and shops will be open for this event and many will have quilts on display throughout the weekend. 

  • Nantucket Preservation Trust Annual August Fête

    Siasconset | Dates: 07 Aug, 2014
    Thursday August 7, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

    Please join us at the annual August Fete a special celebration of Nantucket’s historic architecture. The annual event, provides details of the island’s architectural heritage as guests tour historic houses and enjoy a tented reception.This year homes in Sunset Heights and the Underhill Cottages will be available to tour. Tour goers will have the chance to view homes along ‘Sconset streets including: Pochick and Magnolia. There will be a gala reception with live music by Coq Au Vin Ensemble, food by Nantucket Catering Company, and Spanky’s Raw Bar and more!