New York |
Dates: 15 Nov, 2013
We Live with Animals is an installation developed by Catherine Seavitt and Denise Hoffman-Brandt that uncovers and compiles surprising tales of human and animal interaction in the city. Join us for an evening of storytelling with performers including artist Aki Sasamoto, 18-time MOTH StorySLAM champion Adam Wade, and multimedia artist Tamar Ettun, to explore the relationship between animals and humans in the urban realm—exotic and domestic, hidden and in plain sight. From a tiger found living in a Harlem apartment to a feral rooster in the Bronx, each story transforms our understanding of nature, provoking new relationships with the animal kingdom and offering access to another world in the midst of the metropolis. Plaques detailing these encounters will be on view at Van Alen Institute’s gallery before being placed on buildings across NYC’s boroughs through a series of tours (Saturday and Sunday). This event is presented as part of Performa 13, a biennial festival dedicated to commissioning, presenting, and exploring new visual art performance across disciplines. We Live with Animals is generously supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This event is part of a week of public programs that kick off Van Alen Institute’s “Elsewhere: Escape and the Urban Landscape,” a multi-year inquiry that will explore the experience of escape in the urban environment.
Free. Registration is required, as space will be limited.
New York |
Dates: 12 Nov, 2013
Tuesday, November 12
Van Alen Institute is pleased to present an evening of performances, talks, and reflections to celebrate the launch of Elsewhere: Escape and the Urban Landscape, an exploration of escape in the urban environment. Hosted in collaboration with ISSUE Project Room, the evening will bring together a diverse lineup featuring Richard Sennett, the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University; Keller Easterling, Professor of Architecture at Yale University and author of forthcoming Extrastatecraft; singer, musician, and artist Joseph Keckler; Ron Shiffman, Professor at Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, former director and co-founder of the Pratt Center for Community Development; Maria Chavez, curator and sound artist; designer and writer Benedict Singleton, and more, to explore how and why we escape the city, pushing the concept to its edges to see where Elsewhere may take us. The celebration will continue with drinks following the program.
Tickets are $7. Register at http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere starting Oct. 22.
This event is part of a week of public programs that kick off Van Alen Institute’s “Elsewhere: Escape and the Urban Landscape,” a multi-year inquiry that will explore the experience of escape in the urban environment.
New York |
Dates: 31 Oct, 2013 – 17 Jan, 2014
The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection of Western European art from the early Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century, The Frick Collection, complemented by the equally significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, offers a unique opportunity for object-based research. The fellowship is best suited to a student working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major strengths of the Collection and Library.
The Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow will have an opportunity to work with curatorial and educational staff on research for special exhibitions and on the permanent collection. Other curatorial training responsibilities include participation in the organization of the annual Symposium on the History of Art, a two-day event co-sponsored with the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; the preparation, in coordination with a curator, of a focus exhibition around a work of art in the Collection; and participation in the daily administrative routines of a small museum. The Fellow will have a place of study, access to the collections and library, as well as introductions to New York City museums and libraries. Frick curators and conservation staff will be available for consultation on the dissertation. The Fellow will be expected to give a public lecture on his or her topic. The Fellow will divide his or her time between the completion of the dissertation and activities in the curatorial department.
Qualifications and Application Process:
Applicants must be within the final two years of completing their dissertations. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $36,250 per year and a travel allowance. The term will begin in September 2014 and conclude in August 2016.
Applications must include the following materials:
• A cover letter explaining the applicant's interest in the
fellowship and his or her status in the Ph.D. program. The letter should include a home address, phone number, and email address.
• An abstract, not to exceed three typed pages double-spaced,
describing the applicant's area of research.
• A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors,
awards, and publications.
• A copy of a published paper or a writing sample.
• Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional).
Please submit application materials to email@example.com.
Letters of recommendation should be sent to this address directly from recommenders. PDFs of signed letters on university or business stationary are preferred.
The application deadline for the fellowship is January 17, 2014.
Finalists will be interviewed. The Frick Collection plans to make the appointment in early April.
Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection:
The Anne L. Poulet fellow is considered a fulltime temporary employee for the duration of his/her fellowship and may access all benefits associated with fulltime employment status. Such as eligibility to participate in group life, health, and dental insurance plans.
Employees contribute to the cost of their health insurance based on income level and the type of coverage they select. Other benefits
include: short and long term disability insurance; employee contributed tax deferred annuity; flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and commuting costs; 13 paid holidays; and accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment (25 days second year).
Additionally, The Frick Collection provides a dining service for all employees and volunteers.
The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.
Dates: 31 Oct – 01 Dec, 2013
The international network "European Architecture beyond Europe: Sharing Research and Knowledge on Dissemination Processes, Historical Data and Material Legacy (19th-20th centuries)", chaired by Mercedes Volait and Johan Lagae, and supported by EC funding through the COST Action IS0904, is opening calls for papers for its final conference to take place on 13-17 April 2014 at Palermo (Italy).
We invite you to submit papers to the panel "Architectures of exile:
Visions and re-Visions of the global modern in the age of the refugee", chaired by Regina Göckede (BTU Cottbus) and Rachel Lee (TU Berlin), and outlined as follows:
ARCHITECTURES OF EXILE: VISIONS AND RE-VISIONS OF THE GLOBAL MODERN IN THE AGE OF THE REFUGEE
The emergence of what is today known as international architecture is to a large extent related to the global impact of exiled European architects, who, scattered throughout the world, contributed decisively to its theoretical debates, institutional formations and built manifestations from the early 1920s onwards.
The historiography of exiled modern architecture has long focused on cases of purportedly successful and unidirectional cultural transfer as represented in the master narratives of prominent US immigrants such as Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe. The dominant focus on individual biographies and histories of linear stylistic innovations has all too often overlooked the importance of discrepant discursive contexts (material and non-material alike), marginal geographical destinations, the effects of critical self-reflection, as well as the numerous tragedies of loss, disruption and failure under the conditions of forced dislocation. In the last two decades, there have been, however, several important studies that have contributed to a much more complex understanding and significantly extended knowledge (temporal as well as
geographical) of the fragmented dynamics of architects' and urban planners’ exilic dislocations (including re-migrations and
transmigrations) and modern architecture and planning. In addition, new approaches from the fields of post-colonial and cultural studies have stimulated the emergence of conceptually de-centered and ideologically de-nationalized perspectives.
This session focuses on the intersection of exile and architectural practice as a historical phenomenon in an increasingly globalizing world. It seeks to re-examine both the exilic histories of our architectural present and the concept of exile as an analytical tool for interpretively grasping the so-called globalization of modern architecture.
We invite contributions by historians of architecture and art history as well as by scholars from related fields such as literary studies, anthropology, human geography and political history. Papers can address the many individual lives and works of 19th and 20th century exiled European architects with a view to their role in the transformation of international architecture, trace (discursive) modes of production and reception (including non-European resistance to Western cultural hegemony), test specific (historical) experiences for links with and relevance to current, or possibly earlier, exilic modes of planning and building, or investigate the research field’s historiographical overlaps and collusions with related interpretive paradigms like diasporic, (trans-)migrant, (post-)colonial, transnational, cosmopolitan, global, or international architecture. We are particularly interested in comparative perspectives and theoretical-methodological approaches that consider temporal/geographical variants, discrepant political-ideological conditions, and institutional and personal networks. We also invite papers that explore exilic careers of non-European architects within Europe or analyse the architecture produced, commissioned or inhabited by exiles who were not architects.
DEADLINE, SUBMISSIONS AND FUNDING
The deadline for proposing a paper (300-word abstract) is 1 December 2013. Submissions to the chairs of the sessions (Regina Göckede firstname.lastname@example.org and Rachel Lee email@example.com) should be accompanied by a short biographical note (max. 150 words). Acceptance decisions will be communicated by mid-December. Please note that invited speakers are expected to submit their complete paper by 15 March, 2014, to be circulated among the conference’s participants.
Speakers based in countries participating in the Action (refer to the website www.architecturebeyond.eu for the complete list) will be able to claim reimbursement of their expenses. A few grants will be available for speakers based in other countries.
Dates: 04 Nov, 2013
Lobby opens at 5:30pm for drinks & socializing; program begins 7:00pm
Ticket Pricing & Info:
Tickets available online & at the Benaroya Hall box office
Pre-sale $28, $15 for Students with valid student ID
Day-of $35, $15 for Students with valid student ID
Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Join AIA Seattle and this year's distinguished jury for a celebration of Washington architecture that is inspirational, intelligent and evocative.
Architectural practice in Washington encompasses a wide range of work, large and small, physical and conceptual. At its best it is not simply a beautiful object, but a relationship between objects, people, and the environment. The 2013 AIA Honor Awards features new submittal guidelines and judging criteria that recognize our profession’s changing conditions, complexity and expanding scope.
Ann Arbor |
Dates: 01 Nov, 2013
Julie Snow leads a studio-based practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The diverse scale and type of work is joined by a common exploration of material and detail. The studio's interest in pragmatic and critical programmatic reflection results in innovative designs that expand our understanding of architectural performance. Design strategies engage issues of how architecture performs within each project's, social, cultural and economic context. The practice has been recognized with numerous awards including the AIA Honor Award, Holcim North American Bronze Award, Progressive Architecture Design Award, the Chicago Athenaeum’s American and International Architecture Awards, Architect Magazine Annual Design Review, the Design Distinction Award from I.D. magazine, several Business Week/Architectural Record Awards and several US General Services Administration's Design Excellence Awards. The studio’s work has appeared in many professional journals, nationally and internationally, as well as in several surveys of architecture. The work of the studio was exhibited at the Chicago Architectural Foundation; and in 2005, Princeton Architectural Press published the first monograph on the studio’s work in its series on emerging designers from around the world.
Julie recently received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award. The award read "The architecture of Julie VandenBerg Snow might be characterized as invention within convention. That is not to say that her work is conventional but to recognize that, within a rigorous underpinning, she and her studio make the marvelous happen. Elegance is balanced by pragmatism - she is a ballerina who can dance in work boots. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." The work of Julie VandenBerg Snow does this." Julie Snow has held several visiting professor positions including the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, University of Arkansas, University of Maryland, and Washington University, St. Louis. After teaching at the University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, she received the Ralph Rapson Award for Distinguished Teaching.
New York |
Dates: 31 Oct, 2013
9:30pm - Late
Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available at the door for $60. CASH ONLY.
Admission + Open Bar + Costume Contest Entry
Buy two tickets or more and receive a complimentary Sponsor level membership to Storefront.
Dates: 20 Nov, 2013
Attendance is free of charge, but due to limited seats, registration is required until 15 November 2013.
This symposium is part of the activities of the Bern based SNSF Sinergia project “The Interior: Art, Space, and Performance (Early Modern to Postmodern)”. It aims to present new and innovative approaches to the study of Victorian art and material culture with reference to Gender Studies by bringing together international scholars and graduate students. The conference seeks to elucidate the impulses behind the presentation of the interior scenes and discuss new premises for understanding the interior as both a phenomenon of cultural change and a system of individual, social and political self-positioning.
Papers address presentations of interiors as objectively verifiable reflections of competing worldviews.
Dates: 29 Oct – 11 Nov, 2013
VRA Travel Awards are available for attendance at the 2014 VRA conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 12-15. The deadline for receipt of applications will be Monday, November 11, 12 p.m. EST. The list of recipients will be announced on the VRA listserv the first week of December.
We are also delighted to announce that we are able to offer the Kathe Hicks Albrecht Travel Award again this year. This is a full award of $850 and is offered to a first-time conference attendee.
A preliminary conference schedule with a listing of workshops and sessions has already been posted at: http://vra32.sched.org/ and information about costs is posted here: http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra32/registration/ and here: http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra32/accommodations/
Before you apply, PLEASE READ "Travel Award Rules, Guidelines and Tips" and "Types of Travel Awards", both linked here as PDFs: http://www.vraweb.org/about/awards/index.html#travel
HERE'S THE LINK TO THE APPLICATION: http://bit.ly/1brTbMd
The form is also linked from the VRA homepage.
You do not need to be a member of the VRA to apply for a travel award, but please note that upon winning an award an applicant who is not a member of VRA must purchase a membership, with the option to use funding from the travel award to do this.
Please also note that award checks are distributed at the conference and as such, recipients will not have access to those funds ahead of the conference to set against travel expenses.
In order to allow funding to go further, Tansey awards will be distributed according to financial need i.e. full awards (up to $850) may be given to some, whilst lower amounts may be awarded to others with partial institutional/other support.
For 2014, we are fortunate to have generous financial support from sponsors and funds provided by the membership:
* Two New Horizons awards of $850 each. These awards are aimed at members in the following categories: solo VR professionals, part-time VR professionals, geographically isolated VR professionals, VR professionals in smaller institutions, and/or first-time attendees
* A New Horizons student award of $300, for a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program and considering a career in visual resources
* Kathe Hicks Albrecht award of $850 for a first-time conference attendee
* Tansey fund awards ranging from $250 to $850 each
Dates: 21 – 23 Nov, 2013
Futures Past: Design and the Machine is a three-day conference on the institutional and intellectual history of research and visions for human-machine systems beginning in the second half of the 20th century, and its relationship to emerging roles of technology in design. The conference is structured around paper sessions with junior scholars, researchers, and historians. The event includes panel discussions with protagonists of early efforts to incorporate computers, information technologies, and communication engineering in the design process.
Dates: 28 – 29 Apr, 2014
The theme for TCDL 2014 is Engaging Outliers: Context, Collections & Community, will explore the full range of projects, workflows, use cases and ideas-in-the-making related to digital library work, with a special emphasis of those projects that lie outside of the ordinary.
The conference will feature two exciting keynote speakers to frame these discussions. Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will discuss DPLA’s ambitious endeavor to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available to all. Karen Coyle, a recognized expert on digital libraries with over 30 years of experience with library technology, will address emerging trends related to Linked Data.
Early registration rates will be $110 for TDL members, $140 for regular attendees, and $50 for students. (Stay tuned for future announcements about the opening of registration for TCDL 2014.) Registration rates will cover all conference sessions, including keynotes, presentations, poster sessions, and workshops. Light breakfast and snacks, as well as a conference reception, will be included as part of the regular registration package.
Dates: 17 Oct, 2013 – 26 Jan, 2014
The Army Museum presents for the first time an exhibition exploring 100 years of French military presence in Indochina , from conquest to decolonization, crossing stories of France, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. More than 300 rooms to discover over a chronological, thematic and educational journey for all audiences to understand this complex and rich colonial history. A selection of original pieces of collections and linking with the works, objects and documents numerous special collections and reference institutions in this area, including the National Archives overseas, the Department of Defense history, the Maritime Museum, the BNF, the Quai Branly Museum, the Musée Guimet, the Missions Foreign in Paris, the Museum of the Palaces of Versailles and Trianon ... The course - chronological and thematic - allows visitors to explore the creation of the territory of French Indochina between 1859 and 1907 , the Indochinese colonial life and movement nationals in the inter-war until the end of the French Empire in the Far East.
Dates: 01 Nov, 2013
The Ottoman Cosmopolitanism Network is hosting its second workshop at
Birkbeck College, University of London on 1 November 2013. The theme
of this workshop will be ‘Ottoman Memories: Transculturalism and Empires in Comparison’. The event is free, but space is limited so be sure to reserve your ticket.
Dates: 05 – 08 Nov, 2013
Cities in the U.S. and around the world are facing 21st century challenges resulting from population and demographic shifts, new economic drivers and increasing concerns related to climate change. Rethinking urban development to meet these socioeconomic and environmental realities will be a primary focus of the 2013 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Annual Fall Meeting in Chicago.
Set for November 5-8 at the McCormick Place Convention Center, the meeting will cover a broad range of issues, from the outlook for property fundamentals to creating healthy communities. As the largest of the institute’s events and one of the industry’s premier meetings, the annual ULI Fall Meeting routinely draws nearly 7,000 members and guests, including internationally renowned land use experts representing all land use disciplines.
The theme for the meeting, “ULI Works,” will highlight ULI’s impact on the creation of thriving communities for the 21st century. Keynote speakers include former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and real estate icon and chairman of Equity Group Investments Sam Zell. This year’s special programming will feature sessions on technology and urbanization; coastal development and the creation of resilient communities; demand and market forces; energy and land use; connecting capital and real estate through value; and health-conscious design and development.
Several new reports will be available, including ULI research on making the numbers work for affordable rental housing development and preservation; guiding principles for building places that promote healthy living choices; and trends in the commercial real estate industry, including the most promising markets for investment and development.
Dates: 27 Oct, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Speakers: Will Krause, Steve Kish, Ginny Peterson, Lysa Stanton & others
We will meet in the Porter Room at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145.
Dover Township, first settled by non-Native Americans in 1810, eventually became the cities of Bay Village and Westlake.
Join us at Porter Library for a brief presentation on the early 20th century Sears homes recently identified in these two communities as well as a look at an all steel mid-20th century Lustron home in Westlake. The tour will begin with a stop at the c. 1828 Stocking home which was moved several hundred feet in 1920 to make room for an outstanding Sears kit house. We will then visit the c. 1876 National Register listed Victorian Italianate Clague House Museum, the c. 1898 National Register listed Richardsonian Romanesque Lawrence mansion now part of the Cashelmara condominium complex, and the BAYArts campus in Huntington Park which features the former Huntington Estate's classic Arts & Crafts bungalow grounds-keepers cottage, c. 1894 Irene Fuller Victorian home, and original 1882 Dover train station. All of these buildings have been re-purposed, three have been seen worldwide either due to their connection to the famous 1954 Sam Shepherd murder case, or because their preservation included a trip on a barge. The program will conclude at 5:00 PM with an optional dinner at Vento La Trattoria located within the charming Dover train station mentioned above, which is within the Metroparks Huntington Reservation at 28611 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio. The restaurant is willing to stay open just for us on a Sunday evening as long as we have at least ten confirmed reservations by Saturday, October 12, cash only.
Please RSVP with your restaurant reservation to Will Krause at 440-864-5784 by Saturday, October 12.
Please RSVP with your tour reservation to Sarah Klann at 216-226-2820 by Wednesday, October 23.
Directions: The library is located near the southwest corner of Dover Center and Center Ridge Roads, with entrances on both streets. This intersection is the geographic center of Westlake. Freeway access from either the Columbia or Crocker interchanges of I-90 or I-480. The simplest way to get to Porter Library is to take the southbound exit of I-90 onto Columbia Rd. through the Detroit Rd. and Hilliard Blvd. intersection to Center Ridge Rd. Turn right. Continue westbound on Center Ridge Rd. through the Canterbury Rd. and Dover Center Rd. intersections. Turn left into the Porter library parking lot.
The driving tour concludes at the BAYArts campus on Lake Rd. about four miles from Porter Library.
Los Angeles |
Dates: 07 Nov, 2013
This year, SAH/SCC celebrates our members—and a great historic building—at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, the 84-year-old synagogue recently restored by Levin & Associates Architects. Principal architect Brenda Levin, FAIA, will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration process while we sit in the awe-inspiring sanctuary. We will begin with an outdoor reception, then proceed into the sanctuary for the program. We will also hear from David Judson, president of Judson Studios, which worked on the stained-glass restoration, as well as Katie Spitz, AIA, ASLA, principal of the landscape architecture firm KSA. As always, this event is free for members. We encourage you to invite guests, whose nominal entrance fee can be applied toward a new membership on that day.
Levin & Associates led both the restoration of the historic Sanctuary building and developed a campus master plan. Two initial studies that surveyed and evaluated the historic materials of the 1929 building formed the foundation of a Conservation Master Plan. The Sanctuary restoration includes all original historic finishes, fixtures, and seating. Added were eight new light niches, which are concealed by gold metal grilles whose design derives from a decorative motif seen throughout the space, particularly at the choir loft and in various floor patterns.
As part of the process, Levin created mock-ups for each historic material, from exterior plaster, cast stone, and marble, to the interior Hugo Ballin murals, art glass, and plaster dome. Among the most challenging components of the project was restoring the coffered plaster dome ceiling, rose window, art glass, and cast-stone surround.
Landscape components by KSA Landscape Architecture include Wilshire and Hobart Boulevards’ streetscapes, parking lot, a container garden, and a communal outdoor garden accessed from the east portal of the Sanctuary. Enclosed by new gates at Wilshire Boulevard that were inspired by the curved forms of the dome, the communal garden is a place for the congregation to gather as a community in reflection or celebration.
SAH/SCC Members’ Celebration: Wilshire Boulevard Temple Restored: Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:30PM-8:30PM; 3663 Wilshire Blvd., LA; free for SAH/SCC Members in good standing; $10 for non-member guests, applicable to new membership; reservations are required; email us your RSVP with your name and number of attendees at firstname.lastname@example.org. OR call 1-800-972-4722.
Long Beach |
Dates: 16 Nov, 2013
Join SAH/SCC as we explore 40 years of master planning by renowned Case Study House architect Edward A. Killingsworth at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) and Crosby Doe Associates, the program will begin with an informative panel discussion, followed by a book signing and self-guided walking tour of the campus.
The panel, moderated by SAH/SCC President Sian Winship, will feature former colleagues of and experts on Killingsworth’s architecture and planning activities. Michael McCabe, former Killingsworth Brady & Smith associate, and Jon Regnier, former CSULB administrator, will share experiences on the project and personal memories of working with Killingsworth. Cara Mullio and Jennifer M. Volland, authors of the books Edward A. Killingsworth: An Architect’s Life (Hennessey + Ingalls, 2013) and Long Beach Architecture: The Unexpected Metropolis (Hennessey + Ingalls, 2004), will speak on their 10-year effort to ensure Killingsworth’s proper place within the annals of architectural history. Copies of their latest book will be available for sale and signing by the authors. Andrew Byrom, graphic designer and faculty member at CSULB School of Art, will round out the speakers with a contemporary take on Killingsworth and the campus.
After the program, attendees will receive a specially designed walking tour brochure to guide them on their own exploration of the campus, which includes buildings by Killingsworth, Hugh Gibbs and Donald Gibbs, and Kenneth S. Wing, in addition to landscape design by Edward R. Lovell.
Killingsworth’s residential and commercial projects are known for their graceful and lightweight post-and-beam construction techniques that reflect the ethos of Southern California Modernism: elegant proportions, expansive open plans, and respect for the landscape. The completion of the Kahala Hilton in Honolulu (1964) established the firm’s international reputation for innovative hotel and resort design. After his master planning activities for CSULB, Killingsworth went on to design the Ecumenical Religious Center (1966) at the University of Southern California, the Student Commons (1967) at University of California, Riverside, and the McConnell Center (1968) at Pitzer College.
Edward A. Killingsworth: Master Plan for Learning—Saturday, November 16, 2013, 9:30AM-12PM; CSULB, Engineering and Computer Science Center (ECS), Room 105; free; $5 parking; for questions/info call 800.972.4722, or go to www.sahscc.org.
Dates: 30 Nov, 2013
One-day C20 Society/Docomomo symposium exploring a wide range of architects and projects, from churches and cathedrals to monasteries and chapels. Speakers include Louise Campbell, Adrian Forty, Judi Loach, Niall McLaughlin, and Alan Powers.
The twentieth century saw the creation of an enormous range of innovative, traditional, and experimental sacred architecture in Britain. By considering projects and structures across denominations, site purposes and re-use, and the needs and hopes of diverse communities, this event seeks to establish new understanding regarding Britain's modern religious architectural landscapes.
In addition to parish and cathedral commissions after 1900, some of the most startling and inventive architecture in modern Britain was produced by and for convents and monasteries, and these intensely private spaces, many now accessible to the public for the first time, have yet to be studied in depth. Moreover, by expanding the definition of sacred architecture beyond consecrated spaces for liturgical activity, a more nuanced relationship between modern ideas of holiness and space will be explored.
Dates: 24 Oct – 29 Nov, 2013
The Society for History in the Federal Government invites nominations for the 2014 John Wesley Powell Prize (historic preservation projects).
The Powell Prize commemorates the explorer and federal administrator whose work demonstrated early recognition of the importance of historic preservation and historical display.
The John Wesley Powell Prize alternates annually in recognizing excellence in the fields of historic preservation and historical displays. In 2014, the prize will be awarded to either an individual or to principal collaborators for a single major historic preservation project completed in 2012 or 2013. The award for historic preservation is given for achievement in preservation of records, artifacts, buildings, historical sites, and other historical entities. The winner will be announced in the spring of 2014 at the annual meeting of the SHFG.
• Any agency or unit of the federal government
• Nongovernmental organizations, including federal contractors, for eligible activities on behalf of a unit of the federal government
• Members of the Society for History in the Federal Government
Criteria for Evaluation
• Exemplary practices that serve as models for future federal activity
• Significant value in furthering history in and of the federal government
• A high level of technical expertise in the field of historic preservation
• Excellence and thoroughness of historical research
• Appropriate application of historical research to historic preservation
• Innovative strategies or techniques
• Successful application of appropriate historic preservation standards, such as the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
The award is made solely on the basis of the materials submitted to the Powell Prize Committee. All nominations must be submitted in electronic format, using MS Word or PDF format that can be viewed on standard equipment. Supplemental hard copies are acceptable. Applications may be submitted via CD/DVD or thumb drive. All submissions must include the following information:
• Name of the nominated project or activity
• Project contact person(s) name, address, telephone number, and e-mail
• Name of the nominator, if different from the contact person, and the nominator's address, telephone number, and e-mail
• A description of the project or activity, including discussion of its scope and purpose and the names of any co-sponsors (one thousand words or less)
• Supporting visual materials of key aspects of the activity or project, appropriately labeled. These materials may include:
1. CDs, DVDs
2. Digital photographs (color or B&W);
3. Other media such as plans, elevations, brochures, or news clips.
• All submitted material becomes the property of SHFG.
Submission of Entries and Deadline
Please send a complete copy of each nomination to each of the committee members below no later than November 29, 2013. Materials should be mailed via FedEx or similar courier so that submissions can be tracked by the sender and recipient if necessary. Applicants may email questions to committee members but must not email application materials.
1. Liz Petrella, National Park Service, Technical Preservation Services, 1201 Eye Street, NW, 6th floor, Washington, DC 20005, or email@example.com
2. Lou Ann Speulda-Drews, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1340 Financial Blvd, Suite 234, Reno, NV 89502 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Virginia Parks, Cultural Resources Team, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 20555 SW Gerda Lane, Sherwood, OR 97140 or Virginia_parks@fws.gov
Further information on awards presented by the Society for History in the Federal Government is available at http://shfg.org/shfg/awards/awards-requirements/
Dates: 22 Oct, 2013
This special issue of IJDL focusing on Designs for Learning Spaces examines the
design process that led to the making of places—both real and
virtual—where teaching and learning happen and provides the creation
stories of eight projects that range from classroom furniture to the design
of an entire school campus. The cases included in this special issue offer a
rich description of challenges, responses, successes, and setbacks that
characterize ideation and making. In all, this represents over 100 pages of rich design precedent surrounding the creation of spaces for learning.