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  • CFP: 3D in the Age of the Oculus Rift (Vienna, Austria, November 3-5, 2014)

    Vienna | Dates: 11 Jun – 11 Jul, 2014

    The purpose of this session is to take stock of the current state of the art of 3D modeling of cultural heritage objects of all scales (from a vase or statue, to a building or an entire landscape). It seems particularly opportune to do so in light of the dramatically lower costs of devices for 3D data capture and display. Papers fitting one or more of the following three descriptions would be especially welcome:

    (1) cultural heritage projects exploiting Augmented Reality and/or immersive, 3D display devices such as the Oculus Rift

    (2) projects collecting 3D data using low-cost devices and methods such as SfM, Kinect or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    (3) 3D modeling projects (especially those involving reconstructions) that have as their goal not simply illustrating previously existing knowledge of the past but serving as tools to see or understand features of the past that can only emerge after we have made the 3D model. Papers should concentrate less on the “how” of 3D modeling (fairly well understood by now) than on the “why” (i.e., what is the scientific gain in knowledge that results from applying the new technology?).

    Topics falling into category (1) should, whenever possible, provide the results of summative assessment: we are interested not simply in bright ideas and clever demonstrations but in proof of concept or full-scale deployment. For example, if a  claim is made that AR can help promote better public understanding of cultural heritage, did the pilot AR project actually produce measurably positive results?

    Topics falling into category (2) should ideally include a comparison of the results of using low-cost and high-end data gathering devices. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the low-cost approach? Is a low-cost device good for certain cultural heritage applications but not others? For example, we welcome a paper comparing the resolution and accuracy of 3D meshes of a statue resulting from a SfM approach vs. one resulting from traditional scanning.

    Papers of two lengths are invited: short (fifteen minutes, or less); and long (twenty minutes). Applicants should indicate the length of time they would need for their presentation.

    Each paper, no matter its length, will be followed by five minutes of discussion and debate. To facilitate a lively discussion of the papers in Vienna, all participants are required to circulate a written draft of their talks to the other participants no later than October 1, 2014.

    The papers accepted will be published as a special issue in Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, a new online, peer-reviewed journal started in 2012 by the organizers. For details, see:


    Abstracts of a minimum of 200 words to a maximum of 300 words must be submitted by noon CET on Friday, July 11, 2014. Abstracts should be filed online at: http://www.chnt.at/call-for-paper/

    Inquiries should be directed to the session organizers: Bernard Frischer (Bernard.d.frischer@gmail.com) and Gabriele Guidi (g.guidi@ieee.org).

  • CFP: (Re)Visioning the Urban Imagination (London, November 28, 2014)

    London | Dates: 10 Jun – 20 Aug, 2014

    Call For Papers: (Re)Visioning the Urban Imagination London, November 28, 2014

    Deadline: Aug 20, 2014

    (Re)Visioning the Urban Imagination: The Art and Politics of Redevelopment

    Richmond, The American International University in London is pleased to invite submissions for a One-Day Conference to be held at its Kensington Campus on 28th November 2014.

    Over the last ten to fifteen years, London like most other global cities has experienced unprecedented levels of urban redevelopment.

    Urban transformations have found powerful representational form in contradictory images of gritty television and film thrillers centred on crumbling tower blocks and run-down shopping precincts, on the one hand, and those of air-brushed brochures and advertisements of regeneration projects put out by private developers, on the other.

    Underlying these images of the city is the politics of revisioning urban development, where the everyday life of inhabitants intersects the aspirations of politicians, planners, artists and activists.

    (Re)Visioning the Urban Imagination seeks to address the representations of urban redevelopment by investigating the interplay of aesthetics and politics as it concerns competing imaginations of the transforming city. It is organised around a few key questions:

    •    How do visions of redevelopment affect the socio-spatial

    restructuring of the urban landscape?

    •    How do the ways we represent and imagine the city affect the

    politics of inclusion and exclusion in urban neighbourhoods?

    •    Can the spaces of the urban, including walls, pavements, gardens,

    and trees, inspire a sense of territoriality, active citizenship or a “right to the city”?

    •    What is visual legacy of mega events, like the Olympics and the

    World Cup, and what form/s does it take?

    •    What is the nature of and ethical dimension/s of urban visual


    In seeking to create an interdisciplinary conversation on these questions, we welcome papers from emerging and established scholars, urban planners, community representatives, artists and activists on the following themes and topics:

    •    The representation of developing and developed urban space in

    film, television and the creative arts

    •    The role of the visual in the privatization of public space and


    •    The politics of public art and role of artists in regeneration

    •    Issues of cultural authenticity and the

    reproduction/representation of urban space in visual culture

    •    Strategic spatial interventions – graffiti, public art,

    performance art, Flashmobs, walking tours, demonstrations

    •    Case studies concerning visual legacy in the management of

    sustainable and inclusive urban futures

    •    Case studies of representations of urban based protests

    •    Case studies of the visual material of urban social movements

    •    Surveillance, CCTV, and policing sites in the city

    •    New Media heritage sites (such as Historypin) and their role in

    cultural sustainability of urban space

    •    The use of digital “space” by small-scale community-driven

    initiatives (blogs)

    •    Visual research methods in urban contexts and experimental visual

    research methods such as moving image, photo elicitation, and participative blogs in urban redevelopment processes

    Please send abstracts of up to 300 words for a 20-minute talk to Nicola Mann and Susan Pell at revisiontheurban@richmond.ac.uk by 20th August 2014. The organizers will announce all decisions about papers by Monday 15th September 2014.

    For further information please contact the organizers at the above email addresses. The conference is free and open to the public.

    Supported by the International Visual Arts and Culture (IVAC) and State, Power, and Globalization (SPG) research clusters at Richmond University.

  • Cultural Mapping: Space and Practice

    New York | Dates: 24 Jun, 2014

    AIA CES: 1 LU
    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, JUNE 24
    Where: At The Center   

    "Cultural Mapping: Space and Practice" will be an evening panel discussion between architects and designers who map their ideas across the various cultural boundaries of media, city, and landscape.

    This "mapping" takes the form of architecture and graphics as spacial indicators, way-finding signage, architectural details, and designed places, all of which are elements the community interacts with regularly. With established professional practices, these architects and designers also have a personal artistic discipline on the side, that which perhaps influences their professional work, and vice versa.

    The discussion will be an opportunity to learn and to share experiences how to balance professional practice of clients and practicality with artistic passions unbound by commerce and client requirements.

    Charles Platt, FAIA, Partner, Platt Byard Dovell White Architects & Painter 
    Paula Scher, Partner, Pentagram & Painter
    Craig Copeland, AIA, Senior Associate Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects & Sculptor

    Beatrice Galilee, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design,  Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Organized by: AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee
    Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members

    Register Here

  • SoHo: New Architectural Interventions in a Historic District

    New York | Dates: 14 Jun, 2014

    AIA CES: 2 LU; 2 HSW
    When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM SATURDAY, JUNE 14
    Where: AIANY Tours   
    536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

    This tour explores new construction in the protected SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District. Featured buildings include Aldo Rossi's Scholastic Building, Jean Nouvel's 40 Mercer Street, and Gwathmey Siegel’s SoHo Mews, as well as Ernest Flagg’s Little Singer Building, the Haughwout Building, and the recently restored Donald Judd home and studio.

    The tour will meet at the Center for Architecture

    Tours will run rain or shine.

    Tour is Limited to 20

    $15 for Members
    $25 for Non-Members
    Register Here

    Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee

  • Paris Design Week 2014

    Paris | Dates: 06 – 13 Sep, 2014
    More than 180 spaces, 250 participants, 100,000 visitors, and as many opportunities to share! Cocktail parties, special encounters, innovations, 8 days during which Paris sets its clocks to the pace of creation, offering the best of an event that democratizes design.
  • American Public Gardens Association Annual Conference

    Denver | Dates: 23 – 27 Jun, 2014

    Everyday Magic Theme

    Every day, you and your colleagues work hard to transform individual elements – a class, a seed, a tour – into an overall offering that is meaningful and impactful to your visitors, your community and even the world beyond. We all have to use a bit of “magic” in this process.

    Magic is more than luck; it’s the perfect combination of factors that make what had been thought impossible, possible: creating a world-class botanic garden in the dry, high-altitude steppe; removing barriers of access to fresh produce in urban “food deserts”; or leading a regional embrace of water-efficient landscaping practices. Pulling off such acts is no small feat, but such accomplishments by garden professionals have the power to transform the communities we work in and the people we reach.

    Meet the 2014 Program Selection Committee

    The Program Selection Committee is responsible for soliciting, developing, reviewing and evaluating programs (workshops, sessions, informal discussion groups, posters) to be presented at the annual conference. The committee is also a resource for those who wish to submit a session proposal.

    View the committee roster here!

  • European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) Conference 2014

    Porto | Dates: 21 – 23 Sep, 2014
    The European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) will hold its annual Conference 2014 in Porto, Portugal, hosted by the School of Sciences at the University of Porto.

    ECLAS represents the interests of the academic community of landscape architects and landscape planners within the wider European social and institutional context. ECLAS provides an internationally recognized forum for academic exchange and international cooperation between universities working in the field of landscape architecture, and represents a key platform for discussion of specific issues currently of concern within the discipline. The conference is the premier event for landscape architecture education in Europe each year.

    LANDSCAPE: A PLACE OF CULTIVATION is the theme of the 2014 conference, a conference featuring inspiring keynote speakers and parallel oral presentations, a poster session, a meeting of the heads of European landscape architecture schools, a PhD seminar, field trips, the annual ECLAS Awards presentation, ECLAS General Assembly and an attractive social programme. 
  • EcoDistricts Summit

    Washington | Dates: 24 – 26 Sep, 2014

    Ecodistricts are creating sustainable cities from the neighborhood up, and Washington, DC—a case study in inventive collaboration—has captured that spirit like few others.

    At this year’s Summit, we’ll explore all ecodistricts from every angle and dig deep into the public-private-civic partnerships that are laying the groundwork for the neighborhoods of the future: resilient, vibrant, resource-efficient, and just.

    Ecodistricts are emerging in cities worldwide, so the Summit will feature information-rich education sessions, keynotes, and workshops designed to share field reports and test emerging best practices from North America and beyond. Participants will get an insider’s look at the projects (and players) behind the world’s most livable cities. Of course, there will also be plenty of opportunities for thoughtful networking and informal conversations.

    2014 Summit participants will come away with a clear sense of the state of the movement, a new community of fellow practitioners, and the inspiration to go back to their own communities and start making change from the neighborhood up.

  • CityLab 2014

    Los Angeles | Dates: 28 – 30 Sep, 2014

    CityLab will bring together global city leaders—mayors and government officials, urban theorists, scholars, artists, and other key voices—to engage in a series of conversation about urban ideas and innovations that are shaping metro centers around the world.

    Hosted in partnership by The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, CityLab is one of our most innovative programs of the year, bringing together 300+ of the world’s top mayors, urban experts, city planners, writers, technologists, economists, and designers. The goal of the 3-day program is to foster constructive dialogue and create scalable solutions for city leaders to share with their constituencies across the world.  

    Just recently, the program was named Best Conference of 2013 at the FAME Awards. The inaugural program took place last fall in New York City, and this year we'll be taking the program to Los Angeles, September 28-30. 

  • Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2014

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 08 – 11 Sep, 2014

    Our conference was founded on the belief that greater access to walking and bicycling will create healthier individuals, cohesive neighborhoods, and vibrant communities.

    Started by a hundred idealistic cyclists in 1980 as Pro Bike, the conference evolved to include walking—Pro Walk/Pro Bike—and, in 2012, under the stewardship of Project for Public Spaces, we incorporated Placemaking, creating new partnership opportunities and enhancing the movement’s potential impact on communities.

    The 18th Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, in 
    Pittsburgh is expected to draw 1,000 city planners, transportation engineers, public health advocates, elected officials, community leaders, and professional walking and bicycling advocates.

    Over 100 breakout sessions, panel discussions, and poster sessions address the latest trends, research, and best practices. Plenary speakers bring perspectives from other disciplines, and other experiences to help improve and expand our practice.

    Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2014 is organized into four tracks: Change, Connect, Prosper, and Sustain. Each track reflects a stage that a community moves through as it progress towards its ideal of becoming a place where people of all abilities can ages can walk and bike freely and comfortably. Change is about advocacy; Connect is about infrastructure; Prosper is about the health and economic benefits of the connected community; and Sustain is about applying our solutions to other challenges such as energy, climate change, and inequality.

    To get a better sense of the people and sessions may look like click here for some sample sessions and check out the 2012 Pro Walk/Pro Bike/ Pro Place conference schedule here.

  • CFP: What's love got to do with it? Collaboration and Intimacy in Art, Architecture and Design (Toronto, 23-26 Oct 14)

    Toronto | Dates: 18 Jun, 2014

    This panel seeks to explore the complexities of collaborative creative practices between romantic partners. In her essay ‘Collaboration Amongst the Four’ (1996), Janice Helland observed that collaborative practice ‘undermine[s] attribution, an important practice that plays a large role in museums and galleries, in the art market, and most significantly, in the ideology that underlies traditional conceptions and definitions of modern art making.’ Widely accepted notions of the ‘artistic genius’ focus on art making as an individual process of self-expression often resulting in the authorship of a work attributed to the dominant (usually male) partner, and relegating the lesser-known partner to an assistant status. Building on this problem of attribution, we hope to explore varied complications of romantic creative partnerships, for example in relation to technical practice, commerce, influence, identity, and legacy. We welcome papers from across the spectrum of visual culture, and especially welcome interdisciplinary investigations (architect/artist/designer).

    Session Chairs: 
    Dr. Robyne Erica Calvert, Glasgow School of Art
    Dr. Gayle L. Goudy, College of Charleston

    Submit Abstracts to: r.calvert@gsa.ac.uk 

    Deadline for Submissions, June 18, 2014

    Conference information:


    Most sessions are composed of three 20-minute papers. This leaves time in the 90-minute slot for formal responses or for questions from the audience.

    Each session must have a Chair who is NOT also speaking in the session. Therefore, if present Session Conveners (to whom prospective participants should submit their abstracts for consideration) wish to give a paper in their session, they must find a Chair for that session.

    Other formats, such as roundtable discussions, are allowed, but they must also have a chair who stands outside the discussion and moderates it.

    In order to permit the widest possible variety of sessions, double sessions are not usually permitted. Decisions to permit double sessions lie with the Session Planning Committee for the conference, who will inform chairs/conveners who petition for such sessions whether or not this will be possible within the program structure.

    Proposal Abstracts

    Proposals for papers shall not exceed 150 words, and are to be submitted to the individual session conveners whose sessions have been accepted for inclusion in the conference (please see below under ‘General Principles’ for further guidelines about proposals)

    A good abstract will reveal the kernel of the argument and will inform specialists in the field of what is new about the research. Generalities known to everyone, or research that a scholar intends to do but has not yet begun, are not appropriate.

    Who may submit proposals

    Proposals for papers may be submitted by current members OR non-members of UAAC. However non-members MUST become members of UAAC in order to present a paper at the conference, and all members must renew their memberships in UAAC/AAUC by 1 September 2014.

    The Call for Papers is open to post-secondary faculty in all fields of the visual arts; i.e. art history, visual culture, material cultures and their histories, museum studies, art conservation, visual artists, practitioner/researchers, etc. as well as qualified independent scholars in such disciplines.

    Student members of UAAC/AAUC who are pursuing a terminal degree in related disciplines (i.e. the PhD in Art History or Visual/Material Cultures, MFA, Masters of Design etc.) may submit paper proposals. MA students in Art History or Visual Culture are not permitted to give papers at the annual conference.

    Those individuals who have not secured their membership or membership renewal by 15 September 2014 will be removed from the conference program.

    General regulations

    1. Individuals, collaborators or research partners may submit single papers, and they may submit only one such proposal.

    2. Each proposed paper must include: name of individual submitting the paper and their email contact, paper title; abstract (150-word maximum); keywords; and a brief curriculum vitae (300-word maximum) that specifies their rank and institutional affiliation (if applicable).

    3. An individual may not Chair a panel in which they are presenting a paper, however an individual may Chair MORE than one session.

    4. Conveners of individual sessions are responsible for the selection of the papers to be included in that session, and must inform all applicants to that session as to whether or not their paper has been accepted.

    5. Only members of UAAC may act as conveners, chairs or presenters at the annual conference. Individuals who fail to secure membership or to renew their memberships, by 15 September 2014 will be dropped from the conference program.

  • Silas Beeks Pioneer House Tour and Picnic

    Verboort | Dates: 19 Jul, 2014
    July 19 @ 6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm

    Restore Oregon members are invited on a rare opportunity to tour one of the state’s oldest houses amidst its restoration back into a private residence. The long neglected c.1848 Silas Beeks House was on the brink of being sold to a demolition-oriented buyer two years ago when an anonymous preservationist stepped up to purchase the historic house and design a vision for its restoration. Now, at the early stages of the rehabilitation process, the Gothic Revival farmhouse provides a unique opportunity to see inside the skeleton of a pioneer-era property.

    Whether you own a historic house, love above-ground archaeology, or just want to tour something unique, members are invited to spend an evening with the Beeks House on July 19 from 6pm to 8pm.

    • Local food and beverages will be served.

    • The entire grounds—inside and out—of the property will be open for self-guided exploration.

    • Local experts will be on hand to answer questions and share history about the house.

    All participants will be required to wear closed-toed shoes, sign a liability waiver upon arrival, and—if you’d like to sit over dinner—to bring your own lawn chair.

    The house is located 30 minutes west of Portland in Forest Grove and is not accessible for those with mobility limitations.

    Not a Restore Oregon member? General ticket sales will open July 1 if tickets are still available.

    Additional details and specific directions to the house will be provided to participants.

    Tickets are non-refundable.

  • CHGO DSGN: Recent Object and Graphic Design

    Chicago | Dates: 31 May – 02 Nov, 2014
    CHGO DSGN [Chicago Design] is a major exhibition of recent object and graphic design by 100+ of the city’s leading designers. Chicago has long been regarded as an CHGO DSGN: Recent Object and Graphic Designinternational center for design, and this retrospective celebrates the region’s creative and innovative spirit. The exhibition is curated by Rick Valicenti, 2011 recipient of the prestigious Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, with displays designed by Tim Parsons, Associate Professor of Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute.


  • Make Music Chicago at the Driehaus Museum

    Chicago | Dates: 21 Jun, 2014
    11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    On June 21, you’ll find Chicagoland artists entertaining audiences at the Driehaus Museum. Make Music Chicago returns in its fourth year to celebrate the ability of everyone to participate in music-making activities. Inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique, Make Music Chicago is a worldwide phenomenon that celebrates the joy of making music with 24 hours of live music for all ages and genres.

    The Museum hours of operation during Make Music Chicago are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    Check back for more information about the performances at the Driehaus Museum and visit MakeMusicChicago.com for a full schedule of performances throughout the city.

  • Arts Letters and Numbers Workshop III – Circling Toward a Disciplinary Chora

    Averill Park | Dates: 19 Jul – 09 Aug, 2014

    This summer at our old cotton mill in upstate New York, Arts Letters and Numbers is inviting artists, architects, filmmakers, writers, musicians, and any other person driven in a creative pursuit to come together and build something utterly unique… and transformative.  We’ll build with wood, concrete, and steel, and then we’ll build with mud, dust, rhythm, and light.  We’ll build with language, food, and ultimately, empathy.

    Arts Letters and Numbers has grown from the upbringing of our director, David Gersten, in Albany’s custom truck building industry, and later his experience studying and teaching architecture under John Hejduk at Cooper Union, as well as the work of Antonin Artaud in the experimental theatre.

    Our mission boils down to one question – how do you build a school?
    Do you build it earth, wood, and steel?
    pencils, ink, and paper?
    hands, drums, and feet?
    desks, podiums, and poetry?
    cameras, projectors, and doubled reflections?

    We think it begins with all of them, collapsed together in one space.

    “Today, education in the broadest sense holds the capacity of developing new pathways of interaction and forms of knowledge that address the challenges of our increasingly complex world. Arts Letters & Numbers is a space to understand, withstand and ultimately create transformation that embodies our best hopes and aspirations. Like many complex systems such as language or molecular structures, disciplines are polymorphic; they transform relationally, taking on different structures, forms and organizations depending on their disciplinary environment. Knowledge evolves; creating situations of proximity and interaction among a great diversity of forms of knowledge gives rise to mutual transformation, builds new linkages, new thought processes, new questions and new works.”

    We will build, draw, dance, write, eat, swim, move, and be moved.

    Come join us.

  • Parklandia: A Downtown Portland Walking Tour

    Portland | Dates: 19 Jul, 2014
    Sat, 19 Jul, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

    In celebration of The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden, the Museum has teamed up with Know Your City and the Portland Parks Foundation for a field trip offering an insider’s guide and historic look into our parks and green spaces.

    Join this spirited walking tour of downtown Portland, its public spaces and parks. Along the way, we’ll hear from several distinguished guest speakers as we discover the city’s fascinating history of planning, design, and architecture. Topics will include the North and South Park blocks, the Halprin fountains, Portland’s waterfront, Chapman Square, and more.

    $20 members; $25 non-members. Advance registration strongly encouraged.

    Tours begin at the Museum.

    For a look at Parklandia by bike, don't miss the Portland Bike Tour on June 28 as well!

  • Parklandia: A Portland Bike Tour

    Portland | Dates: 28 Jun, 2014

    Sat, 28 Jun, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

    In celebration of The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden, the Museum has teamed up with Know Your City and the Portland Parks Foundation for a field trip offering an insider’s guide and historic look into our parks and green spaces.

    Join us for a leisurely bike tour of some of our favorite parks and public spaces. Our approximately 10-mile loop will include both well-known and hidden gems, and uncover some of the history of our city’s rich park system. Stops will include guest speakers at locations such as Ladd’s Addition, Laurelhurst Park, and Peninsula Park.

    $25 members; $30 non-members. Advance registration strongly encouraged.

    Tours begin at the Museum. Participants are responsible for their own bicycle. For bike rentals, contact The Bike Gallery’s downtown store located just one block from the Museum.

    For a look at downtown Parklandia by foot, don't miss the Downtown Portland Walking Tour on July 19 as well!

  • Nairy Baghramian: French Curve / Slip of the Tongue

    Chicago | Dates: 14 May – 05 Oct, 2014

    The formal abstract work of Iranian-born, Berlin-based sculptor Nairy Baghramian (born 1971) draws on the legacy of post-minimal art to investigate the conventions and expectations that commonly surround public sculpture. This spring the Art Institute is pleased to present the debut of Baghramian’s French Curve (2014) and Slip of the Tongue (2014), site-specific works commissioned for the Bluhm Family Terrace.

    For Baghramian, the bodily experience of public sculpture is necessarily inflected by its surroundings. Recognizing that the spectacular view of Chicago’s skyline from the terrace is the most defining aspect of the space, she chose to emphasize the horizontal plane of the terrace floor. The artist said, “I did not want to compete with this impressive vertical backdrop; instead I wanted to offer a leisurely horizontal axis.” French Curvetakes its name from a traditional drawing tool, and indeed Baghramian thinks of the work as a simple, elegant line that has become a three-dimensional form.

    Approximately 55 feet long, the sculpture is composed of numerous handmade segments of cast aluminum. The scooped-out hollow spine, approximately knee height, on the interior side is, for the artist, analogous to the marrow of a bone. This intimate underside has a hand-sculpted, shiny finish while the outside of the sculpture is cast-aluminum matte.

    Complementing this serene work on the terrace is a group of seven works by Baghramian titled Slip of the Tongue. Displayed in the sculptural vitrines in the adjacent Terzo Piano space, these fragile, speculative forms made of epoxy resemble flaccid sacks. They seem to melt and collapse against the glass and resemble on a smaller scale what has been removed from French Curve. The separation of the inside from the outside encourages the public to consider the different purposes of the spaces in which these two related works are located and how they might cohere—all the while asserting qualities of contemplation and negotiation over spectacle.  

    This exhibition is organized by the Art Institute of Chicago with major funding from the Bluhm Family Endowment Fund, which supports exhibitions of modern and contemporary sculpture.

  • Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference

    San Diego | Dates: 18 – 20 Sep, 2014

    Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    La Jolla, CA

    The ANFA Conference will explore, from a scientific basis, the range of human experiences with elements of architecture, through collaboration between architects and neuroscientists.  The goal is to inspire ideas and new collaborations that will ignite change and unlock the potential of Neuroscience for Architecture.

    In addition to accepting presentations through the submission and review process described above, the ANFA Conference will offer presentations from the following renowned professionals:

    • Tom Albright, PhD: ANFA president, Director of Salk’s Center for the Neurobiology of Vision and leader in study of the neural bases of visual perception.
    • Michael Arbib, PhD: Professor of Neuroscience and Computer Science, USC, and leader in computational and cognitive neuroscience.
    • David van der Leer, Executive Director, Van Alen Institute, NYC, and expert on design’s role in shaping the contemporary urban condition.
    • Juhani Pallasmaa, Finnish architect and architectural theorist. Author of The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses.
    • Greg Lynn: Professor, UCLA, Head, Greg Lynn FORMS, and internationally recognized leader in the use of organic forms for architecture and design.
    • Eduardo Macagno, PhD: ANFA past-president.  Professor and Founding Dean, UCSD Division of Biology and leader in study of brain development.
    • Peter Salk, MD: President, Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation.
    • Terry Sejnowski, PhD: Director of Salk Computational Neurobiology Laboratory and leader in study of neuronal mechanisms of information processing.
  • 2014 Dwell on Design

    Los Angeles | Dates: 20 – 22 Jun, 2014

    Dwell on Design LA, now the largest design event in the U.S., returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. This unique 3-day event offers continuous content from over 200 top minds in design, dynamic exhibitions by more than 400 exhibitors, and unparalleled educational opportunities. With nearly 300,000 square feet to be transformed into worlds of inspiration and activity, from Dwell Outdoor to the Modern Family Pavilion to the Tech Zone, this year’s 30,000+ attendees will find themselves immersed in new ideas for modern living.

    Dwell is also thrilled to welcome the return of our industry partner, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), who will host their National Leadership Conference at Dwell on Design. Thousands of designers from around the country are expected to attend again this year, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered through onstage programming and in breakout rooms. Friday, June 20, is trade day and will cater to designers, architects,  and construction professionals.