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  • Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Architectural Restoration Field School (May 25-June 7, 2014)

    Forest | Dates: 10 Feb – 25 Apr, 2014

    *The deadline for applications for the 2014 Summer Session is April 25th.*

    Poplar Forest is pleased to offer its continuing Architectural Restoration Field School, begun in 1990.

    The restoration staff have designed the program to take advantage of the unique opportunities offered during the course of this model project. Multi-disciplinary approaches are emphasized and hands-on training is offered, where possible. Selected field trips place this particular project in a broader conservation and restoration perspective. The program provides an awareness and a knowledge of the rich complexity of details and issues found in the architectural restoration of historic properties.

    10 to 12 participants under the direction of the Director of Architectural Restoration receive training and education during an intensive 14-day program. Participants are accepted into the program from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines and experience. Participants are selected on the basis of a demonstrated interest in the restoration process. Past participants include undergraduate and graduate students, historians, architects, architectural historians, craftsmen, contractors and others.

    The program's focus will be an understanding of the process of planning and implementing a museum-quality restoration project. Training and education consists of lectures, observation, architectural investigation, documentation, conservation techniques and field trips to observe behind-the-scenes restoration work at other Jefferson sites and relevant projects in the region.

    PROGRAM COMPONENTS 
    History of Poplar Forest and Thomas Jefferson 
    Theory and Practice of Museum Quality Restoration 
    Documentation 
    Architectural Investigation 
    Restoration Construction 
    Historic Materials 
    Masonry Conservation 
    Historical Archaeology 
    Historical Interpretation 
    Restoration Theory Field Trips

    Click here to view a typical field school schedule.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION 
    Date: May 25 – June 7, 2014 
    Cost: $350 tuition

    Food/Lodging: Field school students are responsible for their own food and lodging. Dormitory rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities are available at Lynchburg College for approximately $35/day.

    Credit: Pre-arranged independent college course credit is the responsibility of students and their respective colleges.

    To Apply: Submit a cover letter, stating why you would like to participate, a resume and a letter of recommendation.

    Mail To: 
    Travis C. McDonald 
    Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 
    P.O. Box 419 
    Forest, VA 24551 
    Questions: 
    (434) 534-8123
    Travis@poplarforest.org

    Deadline: April 25, 2014
    Scholarships may be available

    STUDENT FEEDBACK 
    "It exceeded my expectations. It was outstanding!" 
    "Its value as a learning tool is exemplary." 
    "This was one of the best educational experiences I’ve ever had." 
    "I learned more practical experience in two weeks than I learned in two years of graduate school!" 
    "I was a bit concerned, having just completed a MS in preservation, but I learned so many new & exciting things." 
    "A wonderful educational experience and lots of fun too. I feel fortunate to have participated." 
    "The quality of the experience in regards to the caliber of people that we met, spoke to, and were lectured by was astounding." 
    "As much was incorporated into a two-week program as one could wish ... I was very pleased with the variety of students." 
    "The examples that I was shown and the literature that I was given at the Field School have and will continue to help me in my field. The Poplar Forest Restoration Field School has given me the confidence and understanding I needed to pursue my dream of restoring historic houses."


  • 2014 Carter Manny Award

    Dates: 10 Feb – 15 Mar, 2014

    The Graham Foundation invites applications for the 2014 Carter Manny Award to support doctoral dissertation research and writing.

    This annual award program recognizes outstanding doctoral students whose projects have architecture as their primary focus and concern and have the potential to shape contemporary discourse about architecture and impact the field. Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation: architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and other related fields.

    The Graham Foundation offers two Carter Manny Awards: a research award for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and a writing award for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation. 

    Ph.D. students who are presently candidates for a doctoral degree and who have been nominated by their department are eligible to apply. To learn more about the award, the eligibility requirements, and to access the application, see the award guidelines.


    2013 Carter Manny Award Recipients

    WRITING AWARD
    Savage Mind to Savage Machine: Disciplines and Techniques of Creativity, 1880–1985
    GINGER NOLAN

    Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

    RESEARCH AWARD
    Modern by Nature: Architecture, Politics, and Socio-Technical Systems in Austrian Settlements and Allotment Gardens between Reform and the Welfare State, 1903–1953
    SOPHIE HOCHHÄUSL

    Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning 


    Image: Allotment Gardeners' colony "Rosenthal" display at the Small Garden, Settlement, and Housing Exposition, exhibiting produce for the prize jury, 1923, Vienna. Courtesy of Austrian League of Allotment Gardeners. From the 2013 Carter Manny Award to Sophie Hochhäusl for Modern by Nature: Architecture, Politics, and Socio-Technical Systems in Austrian Settlements and Allotment Gardens between Reform and the Welfare State, 1903–1953.

     

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  • CFP: NEH Summer Institute on the Visual Culture of the Civil War (July 7-18, 2014)

    New York | Dates: 10 Feb – 04 Mar, 2014

    This two-week institute supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will focus on the Civil War’s array of visual media—including the fine arts, ephemera, and photography—to assess how information and opinion about the war and its impact were recorded and disseminated, and the ways visual media expressed and shaped Americans’ understanding on both sides of the conflict. Institute members will participate in seminars led by noted historians, art historians, and archivists; take part in hands-on sessions in museums and archives; and attend new media lab workshops. Guided by a faculty team that represents the range of work in the field, these institute activities will introduce the rich body of scholarship that addresses or incorporates Civil War era visual culture, encourage exploration for further research in the field, and assist in developing approaches that use visual evidence to enhance teaching and researching the history of the war.

    Faculty: Jeanie Attie, Lynne Zacek Bassett, Joshua Brown, Sarah Burns, Gregory Downs, Alice Fahs, Lauren Hewes, David Jaffee, Maurie McInnis, Mary Niall Mitchell, Megan Kate Nelson, Kirk Savage, Richard Samuel West, and Deborah Willis.

    Application deadline: March 4, 2014
    Notification date: March 31, 2014

  • CFP: Visual Urban Transformations (28-29 Mar 14)

    Berlin | Dates: 10 – 25 Feb, 2014

    CFP: Visual Urban Transformations (Berlin, 28-29 Mar 14) 

    Call for Papers for the Panel:  Visual Urban Transformations: Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction in Central and Eastern Europe

    (As part of the Third Euroacademia International Conference ‘Re-Inventing Eastern Europe’ to be held in Berlin, Germany, 28-29 March 2014)

    Deadline for paper proposals: 25 February 2014

    Panel Description:

    As the chaotic canvases of cities are being stretched over a framework of identity, its further exploration seems more than appropriate.

    Amidst the incredibly rapid urban growth crowding more than half of the world population in towns and cities, the questions are only going to keep multiplying. How are city identities made and re-made, used and abused, imagined and narrated, politicised and communicated, expressed and projected, imposed and marketed? And above all, how do they thrive within the dynamic interpolation of the nexus of East-West, Europe-Balkans, and centre-periphery, urban - suburban, old and new. As out-dated as these dichotomies sound, in many places their daily life is far from over. As old cities became new capitals and new capitals struggle for more capital, the challenges of maintaining state-driven collective identities in the face of cultural fragmentation and diversification, coupled with consumer-attractiveness is turning them into urban palimpsest. This transformation is ever more complex in the cities of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. In these last decades, during the period of socio-political and cultural deconstruction, the redefinitions of their urban space reflect the need to refashion, consolidate or even establish their new/old identities.

    Flooded with imported ‘non-places’, (not) dealing with the material legacy of memories of the recent past that seem unable to resolve, trying to accept or reject the rest of Europe in the race towards ‘Europeanization’, these cities adopt different approaches in their aim to resemble and at the same time, differ. Zagreb generously welcomed its marketing nickname “pocket size Vienna”, while regenerating itself with the mega Museum of Contemporary Art tailored up to an imagined ‘Western European’ standard. Skopje’s attention seeking project transformed the ‘open city of solidarity’ into a literal national identity construction site. The list goes on. Queuing to win the old continent’s capital of culture contest and eager to squeeze into the ever-enlarging itinerary of the consumerist Grand Tour, the only thing cities are not allowed to be, is invisible.

    As the research on cultural identities of the city is becoming more abundant, this panel aims at adopting a wide-lens inter-disciplinary approach, while focusing on various transitional processes affecting identities in the urban context in its global-regional-national-local interplay.

    Some example of topics may include (but are not limited to):

    •    Collective memory, identity and urban image construction

    •    Appropriation, instrumentalisation and functualisation of public

    space

    •    Contemporary nomadism and the city as a common denominator for

    collective identities

    •    Architecture as ‘politics with bricks and mortar’

    •    Is there a new rise of the city-state?

    •    Urban regeneration projects, landmark buildings and ‘starchitects’

    •    Non-places and (non)identity

    •    Immigrants and the cultural identity of cities

    •    City marketing and city branding in transition

    •    European capitals of culture and European identity

    •    Identity creation and the cultural offer of the city

    •    Urban cultural heritage as identity-anchor

    •    Creative changes of the cities

    •    Art and industry in urban development

    •    Urban aesthetics

    •    Ugliness, kitsch and value in shaping contemporary urban spaces

    •    Post-communism and the shape of urban change

    •    East-West nexuses in urban development

    If interested in participating, please send a maximum 300 words abstract together with the details of your affiliation until 25th of February 2014 at application@euroacademia.eu

    For the complete details of the conference and on-line application please see:

    http://euroacademia.eu/conference/third-reinventing-eastern-europe/

  • CFP: Fifth Annual Feminist Art History Conference at American University

    Washington | Dates: 10 Feb – 15 May, 2014

    This annual conference builds on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy initiated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard at American University. To further the inclusive spirit of their groundbreaking anthologies, we invite papers on subjects spanning the chronological spectrum, from the ancient world through the present, to foster a broad dialogue on feminist art-historical practice. Papers may address such topics as: artists, movements, and works of art and architecture; cultural institutions and critical discourses; practices of collecting, patronage, and display; the gendering of objects, spaces, and media; the reception of images; and issues of power, agency, gender,
    and sexuality within visual cultures. Submissions on under-represented
    art-historical fields, geographic areas, national traditions,
    and issues of race and ethnicity are encouraged.  

    To be considered for participation, please provide a single document in Microsoft Word. It should consist of a one-page, single-spaced proposal of unpublished work up to
    500 words for a 20-minute presentation, followed by a curriculum
    vitae of no more than two pages.

    Please name the document “[last name]-proposal” and submit with the subject line “[last name]-proposal” to fahc5papers@gmail.com.

    Submission Deadline: May 15, 2014

    Invitations to participate will be sent by July 1.

    Keynote speaker

    Professor Lisa Gail Collins, Vassar College

    Sessions and keynote address will be held on the campus of American University

    Sponsored by the Art History Program and the Department of Art,
    College of Arts and Sciences, American University

    Organizing committee: Kathe Albrecht, Juliet Bellow, Norma Broude, Kim Butler Wingfield,
    Mary D. Garrard, Helen Langa, Andrea Pearson, and Ying-chen Peng

  • Regional Studies Association Global Conference 2014: From Vulnerable Places to Resilient Territories: The Path to Sustainable Development

    Fortaleza | Dates: 27 – 30 Apr, 2014
    In a world emerging from widespread crisis, some regions thrive and have been strengthened whilst others struggle to recover. Unforeseen events affect regions unevenly, presenting at once opportunities and challenges, prosperity and deprivation. How regions emerge from negative or positive shocks depends on their capacity to learn from their own experience and from that of others, as well as their ability to adapt to new environments in a global economy.

    The RSA 2014 Global Conference in Brazil will focus on thinking about paths, policies and ideas to strengthen vulnerable places and to develop cohesive and resilient territories. We acknowledge that only adaptive and flexible regions can succeed in an ever-changing world. This conference offers to all those who share an interest in regional and urban issues an opportunity to explore and discuss these key issues. Our discussions will be stimulated and enriched by the RSA’s well established tradition of embracing and accepting diverse perspective, disciplinary backgrounds and ideas.

    Abstract submission and Early Bird conference fee deadline: Sunday 23rd February 2014 - click here to register (abstracts should be no more than 800 words)
  • CFP: Houses as Museums/Museums as Houses (London, 12-13 Sep 14)

    London | Dates: 10 – 17 Feb, 2014

    Wallace Collection, London, September 12 - 13, 2014
    Deadline: Feb 17, 2014

    Houses as Museums/Museums as Houses

    The relationship between museums and domestic spaces is a long and complex one. Museums were born in the houses of collectors, while the reconstruction of the house or domestic room – of ‘home’, effectively – continues to be an influential if controversial model for museum display. On the other hand, museums have at times invested heavily in the idea of their spaces as public, scientific and definitively non-domestic. The line between house and museum is therefore also one between public and private, scientific and domestic; and house-museums/museum-houses have acted both to confirm, to alter, and to undermine this line completely.

    The 2014 MGHG conference seeks to understand the historical development of this relationship by investigating the ways in which museums have acted as houses, and houses have acted as museums. It will also explore the ways in which house-museums/museum-houses have been positioned in boundary zones of space and time, and what effect they have had on those boundaries. 
    The conference will take place at the Wallace Collection, London, on Friday 12 - Saturday 13 September 2014, itself an illustration of the ways in which houses may become museums, or are (re)designed as museums by their owner, as Hertford House was by Sir Richard Wallace. 
    We also encourage papers on aspects as diverse as the growth of the celebrity house museum, cabinets of curiosity, curatorial practices of the homeowner in contrast to those of the professional curator, and the development of open air museums and their approach to house reconstruction. Our focus is on the historical development of these themes, but papers which consider the interaction of historical and contemporary practice will also be considered.

    We encourage papers from museum professionals, researchers, and students from multiple disciplines.

    Keynote speakers confirmed so far: Helen Rees Leahy, Professor of Museology at the University of Manchester. 
    Possible topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

    Country houses as museums
    Artist/writer/scientist house museums
    Houses converted into museums
    Museums in houses: cabinets of curiosity, children’s museums, amateur museums
    Museums in other domestic settings such as ‘inn parlour’ museums
    Museums as places to live, for curators, caretakers and others 
    Owners, custodians and curators
    Subjective and eccentric taxonomies

    Please send proposals for papers, of no more than 250 words, with brief
    biographical information, to secretary@mghg.org, by Monday 17 February
    2014.

  • 2014 Annual SIA Conference Call for Abstracts—Deadline Extended to February 14, 2014

    Portland | Dates: 14 Feb, 2014

    Call for Abstracts—Deadline Extended to February 14, 2014
    43rd Annual Conference
    Portland, Maine
    May 15-18, 2014

    The Society for Industrial Archeology invites proposals for presentations and poster displays at the 43rd Annual Conference on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Portland, Maine. Poster displays can be works in progress. Presentations on all topics related to industrial archeology, technology, social change related to industry, and historic industrial structures are welcome. Papers about regional industries and transportation in northern New England are particularly encouraged. All presentations and poster displays should offer interpretation and synthesis of data.

    Presentation Formats: Proposals may be for individual presentations 20 minutes in length, a group of three or four presentations on a common theme filling a 90-minute session, or a 90-minute panel discussion (formal moderator optional).

    Proposal Formats: Proposals should be submitted electronically (Microsoft Word .doc or OpenOffice Open Document Format Text .odt) unless special arrangements have been made. Each proposal must include: 1) the presentation or poster display title; 2) a 300- to 500-word abstract with a detailed discussion of points, findings, and conclusions; 3) a brief biographical statement of 75 to 150 words for each presenter; 4) contact information including mailing address, telephone number, and email address for each presenter; and 5) a list of audio-visual requests. Please be aware that facilities for media formats other than Microsoft PowerPoint .ppt or OpenOffice Open Document Format Presentation .odp may not be available.

    For 90-minute themed sessions or panel discussions, the organizer should submit all abstracts together as a group, accompanied by a title and a brief description of the theme. If any of these items is missing, the proposal cannot be considered.

    Presenters are encouraged to consider transforming their presentations into articles for IA: The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology. Recording of audio for free distribution by podcast is also encouraged, but prior written consent must be obtained from each presenter being recorded and from the SIA Board. No conference proceedings are published.

    The deadline for proposals has been extended to February 14, 2014. Send proposals or questions to: Justin M. Spivey, SIA Secretary, secretary@siahq.org, 790 Old York Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520, (609) 799-7799.

    The conference hotel will be the Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay. Presentation sessions will be held at the hotel.

  • MESA 2014: Spaces of Movement

    Washington, DC | Dates: 22 – 25 Nov, 2014
    While recent scholarships of architecture and planning emphasize a global outlook, the conditions, objectives, and limits of architectural circulation have remained rather unacknowledged. Rather than looking at "roots" within territorial boundaries in order to trace the genealogy of ideas and forms, this panel concentrates on the "routes" along which architectural objects and ideas travel between geographical and intellectual terrains. Networks, infrastructure, and the media that facilitate the movement of architecture, also transform its meanings. The purpose of this panel is thus not to follow the transition and migration of ideas as ready-made parcels containing images, techniques, and styles from place to place. The aim is, rather, to map the condition in which meanings are exchanged and ideas are transformed in order to constantly recompose new places, identities, and relations. We invite papers that situate the transformative nature of architecture within networks of movement. Submissions are welcome from any historic period yet the studied routes should constitute a meaningful relationship with the Middle East. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to the narratives and itineraries of designing and making on the move; the contingent forms and historical realities that delimits democratic distributions in space; the examination of revolutionary events and radical projects that creatively resist uneven encounters; the study of synthetic and hybrid edifices as a result of the uncanny fusion of foreign and eclectic environments and their role in cultural and sociopolitical rifts and tensions; global movements of Islamic architecture; local experiences of modernity in the region; and the role of media in transferring architectural ideas.
  • "The Architect's Library: Notable Books on Architectural Themes in the Vassar College Library

    Poughkeepsie | Dates: 21 Jan – 10 May, 2014
    An exhibition of notable books from Barbaro and Serlio to Le Corbusier held by the Art Library and Special Collections. Organized by Nicholas Adams the exhibition is located in the Art Center, Art Library, and Main Library of the College. The exhibition started as a course taught at Vassar College.
  • Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory

    Charlotte | Dates: 31 Jan – 25 Jul, 2014
    Location: Fourth-floor gallery
    On View: January 31, 2014 - July 25, 2014

    Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory is an exhibition spanning the 50-year career of internationally acclaimed architect Mario Botta, the designer of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art building and one of the century's most fundamental contributors to postmodern architecture. Featured are sketches, architectural models and photographs exemplifying Botta’s use of geometric shapes that juxtapose lightness and weight. The exhibition runs January 31, 2014 through July 25, 2014.
  • Design Diplomacy: A New Look for US Embassies

    New York | Dates: 26 Feb, 2014

    With its recently-inaugurated Design Excellence Program for embassies, the US State Department has been commissioning some of the country’s leading architects and designers to develop a new generation of overseas facilities that will be as noteworthy for their design as for their functionality, sustainability, and security.Casey Jones, director of design excellence, US Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations and the US General Services Administration; Richard Maimon, FAIA, principal, Kieran Timberlake; and Chris Banks, principal, Gensler, DC, will tell the story behind the program and show how it is being carried out in our new embassy in London. 

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. 
    $12 General Admission
    $10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
    NYSID Students are Free

  • Michael Graves: A Case for Humanistic Solutions in Healthcare Design

    New York | Dates: 26 Mar, 2014
    Wednesday, March 26, 6:30pm

    Michael Graves will speak about the foundation of his design philosophy and how a personal healthcare tragedy focused his attention on improving healthcare experiences by design.  He will present recent projects that range from military housing for returning wounded warriors to a revolutionary transport chair for the acute care hospital to performance textiles for all healthcare environments.  Michael Graves puts patients first with common sense design solutions for some of healthcare’s greatest challenges. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture.

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. 
    $12 General Admission
    $10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
    NYSID Students are Free

  • Charles Jencks: Can Architecture Affect Your Health?

    New York | Dates: 06 Mar, 2014
    This event is free and open to the public.

    Many people presume there is a direct connection between an environment, feeling good, and your good health. The idea goes back to the Egyptians, if not before. But what are the true connections between the two professions? Charles Jencks—an architectural theorist, landscape architect, designer, and co-founder of Maggie’s Centres along with his late wife Maggie Keswick Jencks—will speak about the Maggie’s Centres and how they suggest several answers to this deep question.

    Learn more about NYSID's spring exhibition, Maggie's Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care.

  • AIA New York State Excelsior Awards

    Dates: 06 – 07 Feb, 2014

    The American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) has announced a new competition celebrating design and professional excellence in publicly funded buildings in New York State. The Excelsior Awards will provide a model for future state-funded building design and professional practice and advocacy.

    The Excelsior Awards have two tracks, the Public Architecture Design Awards and The Professional Awards. The Public Architecture Design Awards are for New York State (fully or partially) funded projects that may be owned by the state, a municipality, a non-profit or a private entity. However, all projects must serve the public in order to be eligible. The three submission categories are: New Construction, Historic Preservation, and Renovation/Addition. Entrees will be evaluated on a comprehensive criteria that places the project in its economic, political, and environmental context.

    The three Professional Awards will honor excellence in practice and advocacy of design in NYS public architecture.

    • The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award recognizes public officials or individuals who, through their efforts, have furthered the public’s awareness and/or appreciation of quality design in public architecture.
    • The Nelson Rockefeller Award recognizes licensed architects employed in the public sector in New York State whose work on projects within their jurisdiction has furthered the cause of outstanding design in public architecture.
    • The Henry Hobson Richardson Award recognizes AIA members licensed in NYS and practicing in the private sector who have made a significant contribution to the quality of NYS public architecture and who have established a portfolio of accomplishments to that end.

    Interested parties can register online at http://bit.ly/I8kzWl.

    About the AIANYS
    Founded in 1931, AIA New York State has a statewide membership of 7,100 members in 13 chapters and speaks for the interests of all registered architects in New York State. Its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is a nationwide, member-based organization.

    The primary functions of AIA New York State are public awareness to increase the public's general knowledge and awareness of architecture and the role architects play in the built and planned environment; and government affairs to monitor state legislative and regulatory activities to promote and enhance the profession of architecture, those who practice, and to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public it serves.

  • Projective Views on Urban Metabolism

    Cambridge | Dates: 07 Feb, 2014
    In the last two decades, the concept of urban metabolism, aiming to grasp the continuous processes of energy, material and population exchange within and between cities and their extensive hinterlands, has been subject of both extensive empirical research and, increasingly, critical discussion within the social and natural sciences. However, these interdisciplinary challenges have not yet been met with a synthetic response from the design disciplines. The goals of this one-day conference are, through the lens of urban metabolism, to: generally reassess the planetary rescaling of contemporary urbanization processes; unpack the transformation of spatial forms and structures and subsequently, the emergence of new operative territories for design; explore the agency of design in confronting these challenges.

    This event is free and open to the public. 
  • Palm Springs Modernism Week

    Palm Springs | Dates: 13 – 23 Feb, 2014
    The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of mid-century architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in Palm Springs.

    Modernism Week is a California 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

    OUR EVENTS
    Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. This exciting “festival” takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. It features more than 100 events including the Modernism Show, home tours, films, lectures, double decker bus tours, parties, walking and bike tours, a pre-fab showcase, vintage fashion, live music events, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.

    In addition to the events in February, Modernism Week hosts the “Fall Season Kick-Off” over Columbus Day weekend in mid-October. Partner organizations collaborate to produce a “mini-Modernism Week” to commence the active social and recreational season in Palm Springs.

    Modernism Week is also a charitable organization, providing scholarships to local students pursuing college educations in the fields of architecture and design, as well as supporting local and state preservation organizations in their efforts to preserve modernist architecture throughout the state of California.
  • CFP: AHRA 2014/11th International Architectural Humanities Research Association Conference (13–15 November 2014)

    Newcastle | Dates: 05 Feb – 01 May, 2014
    500 word abstracts, including title, and 50 word biog to be sent to IOA@ncl.ac.uk by 1 May 2014. We invite 20 minute papers addressing the questions raised in the synopsis from architectural historians, theorists, designers and professionals, workers and producers involved in the ‘industry of architecture’ as well as those working on these issues from other disciplines including film-making, art practice and performance. We welcome contributions that explore these contemporary developments and also those that ask what theoretical and critical approaches may be appropriate for their interrogation.
  • Beginning in August 2014, The Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University will offer a Master’s Degree in Historical and Cultural Visualization.

    Durham | Dates: 05 Feb, 2014

    Beginning in August 2014, The Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University will offer a Master’s Degree in Historical and Cultural Visualization.

    The 18-month program integrates historical disciplines and the study of cultural artifacts with digital visualization techniques for the analysis and presentation of research. The program builds on courses and well-developed strengths at Duke University, and requires 10 courses over three semesters in addition to summer research. Students affiliate with an existing faculty research initiative, from which they will develop their own independent research project for the M.A. thesis. Common themes that unite the various projects are the visualization of process, the representation of change over time, recontextualizing displaced objects and object biographies.

    The M.A. prepares students for future work in such fields as public history, city planning and architectural design, cultural heritage, museum exhibition design and visualization-based journalism, and provides a springboard for more advanced study in art history, archaeology, architectural history and visual studies.

    The ideal candidate seeks engagement with the Digital Humanities, and conceptualizes digital visualization as a way of doing research. The program encourages applicants from across the Humanities and Social Sciences, whether from stablished disciplines, such as history, archaeology, and art history, or emerging fields of study, such as spatial history, media arts & sciences, and cultural geography.

  • World-Renowned Architect Juhani Pallasmaa to Lecture Feb. 19, 2014

    San Diego | Dates: 19 Feb, 2014
    NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) announces a public lecture and discussion Feb. 19 by world-renowned Finnish architect, educator and critic Juhani Pallasmaa. The 1999 recipient of the International Union of Architects’ Jean Tschumi Prize for architectural criticism, Pallasmaa has written and lectured extensively throughout the world for more than 40 years on architecture and the visual arts, on environmental psychology, and on cultural philosophy. Since 2008, he has served on the jury for the Pritzker Prize for Architecture. The two scheduled events, free and open to the public, will take place at the NSAD auditorium, 1249 F Street in San Diego. The events include:
    • A public lecture on "Landscapes of Architectural Education: Architecture, Knowledge and Existential Wisdom" is scheduled for 6 p.m., Feb. 19. Priority seating available for the NSAD community and those who register for the public lecture event. A reception and book signing will follow. Please register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/juhani-pallasmaa-architect-educator-and-critic-tickets-10402934457
    • A Feb. 19 discussion from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. with Pallasmaa and Michael A. Arbib, a University of Southern California professor, on the topic of “Hand and Symbol: A Dialogue between Architecture and the Science of the Brain.” The event will be moderated by Eduardo Macagno, a professor with a specialty in neurobiology at the University of California, San Diego. Arbib and Macagno both serve on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, a group with ties to NSAD. One of the Academy’s founders is NSAD Professor and Dean Emeritus Gilbert Cooke. Cooke, who also serves on the group’s Board of Directors, teaches a class at NSAD with Macagno on neuroscience and architecture. Members of the public are requested to register for this event at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hand-and-symbol-a-dialogue-between-architecture-the-science-of-the-brain-tickets-10499352847

    Pallasmaa, whose titles include Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Int FRIBA, Professor Emeritus, was dean and professor of architecture at the School of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology from 1991-98. He has held visiting chairs of architecture at many institutions in the Americas and Europe, most recently at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Taliesin West and at the American Academy in Rome. Pallasmaa is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Embodied Image (2011), The Thinking Hand (2009), Encounters: Architectural Essays (2006), The Aalto House (2003), Juhani Pallasmaa: Sensuous Minimalism (2002), The Architecture of Image (2001), The Villa Mairea (1998), The Eyes of the Skin (1996), and The Melnikov House (1996). The Eyes of the Skin, in particular, has become a standard text in studios and seminars around the world.   
      
    Pallasmaa’s architectural practice spans projects in urban design, building design, exhibition design, product design and graphic design. His built works can be found in Finland, France, Slovenia, Russia, Ethiopia, China, and the United States. Awards for his architectural work include the 2009 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Finnish State Architecture Award, the Helsinki City Culture Award, the Fritz Schumacher Prize, and the Russian Federation of Architecture Award. Pallasmaa is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. 

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    Located in downtown San Diego, NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) prepares students for career success in design fields through an emphasis on interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. The school’s programs include architecture, construction management, product design and interior design. The school also offers programs in digital media arts, game art, game programming and animation. For the past two years, DesignIntelligence has ranked NSAD among the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools in the western United States in its publication “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools.” The school’s design environment provides inspiration for the school’s students and faculty, recognized for their work regionally and internationally, and NSAD students are prepared to work in a global and diverse work environment through the school’s collaborations with award-winning schools around the world such as Domus Academy in Milan, Italy and Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand.  NSAD is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and NSAD’s Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Executive Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). http://www.newschoolarch.edu/.