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  • A Look Back: Chicago and the World in 1874

    Chicago | Dates: 19 Jun, 2014
    Tours 5:30 p.m., Lecture 6:00 p.m., followed by reception; Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 South Michigan
    Sponsor: Friends of Historic Second Church
    Open to the public 

    A Look Back: Chicago and the World in 1874”  Join Friends as we celebrate the 140th anniversary of Second Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue.  Lecture by William Tyre, Executive Director and Curator of Glessner House Museum.

  • Trailing Louis Sullivan: The Restoration of Ganz Hall

    Chicago | Dates: 19 Jun, 2014

    Date: Thursday, June 19
    Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Admission: Free
    Place: The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 7th floor, Chicago
    Speaker: Laurence Booth, principal/director, Booth Hansen

    Ganz Hall, housed in the Auditorium Building on Roosevelt University’s Chicago campus, was originally designed by Louis Sullivan and constructed in 1890. The once grand 4,000 square foot recital hall featured intricate plaster and carved wood ornaments, lavish stained glass windows, and cast iron electric chandeliers, all of which ultimately fell into disrepair. Laurence Booth, Booth Hansen, principal/director, will discuss the award-winning restoration of one of Chicago’s most stunning interior spaces.


  • Women Building Change: Chicago Women in Architecture Celebrates 40 Years

    Chicago | Dates: 12 Jun – 01 Dec, 2014

    COST Free and open to the public
    HOURS June 12 – December 2014; 7 days a week from 9am-6:30pm

    The Chicago Architecture Foundation is pleased to partner with Chicago Women in Architecture (CWA) for its 40th anniversary by hosting a special exhibition, Women Building Change: Chicago Women in Architecture Celebrates 40 Years. The exhibition is both a historical retrospective, and a modern reflection, on the process of design and the changing roles of women in architecture. It will focus on the design process, people and the profession of architecture, and highlight the impact of CWA members through Chicago case studies. Themes including process and profession, pursuing equality, building community, creating home and preserving significance will shed light on the work of women in the organization. Visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to see the range of architectural drawings, photos and documents created in the design of a building.

  • Lecture: The AIA Guide to Chicago, Third Edition: What's Old, What's New

    Chicago | Dates: 10 Sep, 2014

    Wednesday September 10, 2014
    Glessner House Museum coach house
    $10 per person / $8 for members
    Reservations requested to 312.326.1480

    Laurie Petersen, editor of the newly published third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago (and associate editor of the first two editions), will discuss what makes this book different from other tomes about local architecture.  She will show images of some of the 1,600 landmarks and hidden gems featured in the book, with an emphasis on those buildings (both old and new) that are new to this edition.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

  • The Art History of Architectural History

    Norwich | Dates: 09 – 11 Apr, 2015
    Call for Papers for this session in the Association of Art Historians (UK) 41st Annual Conference & Bookfair
    Sainsbury Centre for Art, UEA, Norwich 9 - 11 April 2015
    Deadline for submission of papers - 10 November 2014

     Art history and architectural history are sister disciplines… or are they? How many art history departments regard architectural history as a core component of their provision? What might art history students miss if architectural history were not part of their curricula? Perhaps art objects and architectural objects are so radically different their study cannot be shared. Or perhaps there are modes of enquiry that can be developed to mutual benefit. This session reviews the art history/architectural history relationship in several ways. One way is to excavate those moments when art and architectural history were tightly bound together: in the very formation of art history as a discipline, for example, when both art and architecture were natural objects of study. Other ways might be: investigations of the parallel developments of formalism in art and architectural history; of architectural history’s relation to the ‘new art history’; of the ways in which architectural history might adopt recent developments in object studies, global art history, and art writing. Academics dealing with contemporary architecture find themselves wrestling with debates that in other disciplines may be more abstract or indirect: How does money or power represent itself in visual form? How does the general public (whoever they may be) understand form? How does government use aesthetics to communicate? All of these things are, and always have been, live in architecture. Perhaps this might be part of a case for making architectural history more central to art history. If so, what implications would it have for our curricula and our pedagogy?
  • SAH MDR Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Award 2014

    Dates: 15 Jun – 31 Jul, 2014
    The Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter is an affiliated regional chapter of the international Society of Architectural Historians. Our regional chapter encompasses the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, USA and the province of British Columbia, Canada.

    Our mission is:
    * To support and further the objectives of the international Society of Architectural Historians;
    * To hold meetings for the study and discussion of historically significant architectural sites in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere;
    * To increase awareness and knowledge of the region's architectural heritage and of the history of architecture worldwide

    In accordance with our mission, we are inviting applications for the 2014 Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Award.

    Awards range from $500 to $2000 for research that furthers awareness and knowledge of architectural heritage in the Pacific Northwest. More information on the award, including an application form, is available at our website at http://www.sahmdr.org/awards.html
  • Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain, 1925-1965

    Madrid | Dates: 14 Jun – 07 Sep, 2014
    This exhibition, staged at the Museo ICO in Madrid (Spain), reappraises the disciplinary role of photography in the context of Spanish architectural modernism
  • Computing the City (Lüneburg, July 9-10, 2014)

    Lüneburg | Dates: 09 – 10 Jul, 2014

    CONFERENCE: Computing the City
    Lüneburg, July 9 - 10, 2014
    Computing the City - Ubiquitous Computing and Logistical Cities

    Ubiquitous computing is often referred to as a prime example not only of a new mode of computing, but of a new paradigm of mediation itself.

    The ‘smart city’ is promoted as its primary site of materialisation: the integration of computational systems with architectural design turns inefficient urban settings into smart cities that manifest as the penultimate value-extraction machines. Yet the contested history of this transformation, and much of its politics, remains largely unwritten. This workshop investigates the urban dimensions of ubiquitous computing and infrastructural organization at different scales – the home, the neighbourhood, the city, the region – which merge in a common, exchangeable currency of data. The workshop focuses specifically on the pre-history of ubiquitous computing, its status as media infrastructure, its complicity with logistics, as well as its virtual futures.

    Such an approach to smart urban environments is embedded in a theoretical trajectory which questions the accustomed self-descriptions of a mediated society – as a new infrastructure of living and dwelling.

    Town-planning has, since the early 20th century, relied on ecological concepts of environmental transformations. By drawing a line from these early urban development plans to todays digital infrastructures, it becomes evident that the current condition of smart cities has to be understood as part of a transition of environments from natural habitats to objects of planning, management and control.

    Yet what are the operational logics of this infrastructure? Pervaded by visible and invisible networks, the city becomes a playground for global corporations to play and experiment with technologies of surveillance, big data and endless feedback loops, continuously improving the passageways of commerce. The smartness here is that of technical systems that render urbanites into subjects of cybernetic management, supposedly empowered by their involvement in perfectly organised urban environments, whether it be in terms of efficiency or sustainability. Logistics is what defines not only the internal flows of the city but what links them up. Where the smart city expands, is duplicated and traded in a protocological fashion, logistical infrastructure - transport and software - connects the smart cities in an intelligent web that only knows its own protocological rules and limits. Logistics reveals the logic of smart cities as that of trade and circulation: of data, things and people.

    The coincidence between the smart city and logistics implies a certain foreclosure of its possibilities and virtual futures. Many accounts of smart cities recognise the historical coincidence of cybernetic control and neoliberal capital. Even where it is machines which process the vast amounts of data produced by the city so much so that the ruling and managerial classes disappear from view, it is usually the logic of capital that steers the flows of data, people and things. Yet what other futures of the city may be possible within the smart city, what collective intelligence may it bring forth? Can one fathom the possible others of the logistical city e.g. in the visions of the cybernetic revolutionaries of Project Cybersyn or the cyberpunks of the 1990s?

    What other historical or contemporary examples of resistances to or alternative visions of ubiquitous computing in city could one draw on?


    Wednesday 9th July

    10:00 Welcome and introduction


    Orit Halpern

    Test-bed Urbanism: The Zonal logic of the Smart City


    Florian Sprenger

    From well-tempered Environments to Environmental Media - Reyner Banham, Urban Infrastructures and architecture autre

    12:45-14:30 Lunch


    Jussi Parikka

    Ubiquitous Computing and Cultural Techniques of Cognitive Capitalism


    Clemens Apprich

    New Babylonian Dream: InfoCities and the well informed citizen


    Movie screening (&drinks): Urban Mapping Experience followed by discussion with director Violeta Burckhardt Razeto, led by Paula Bialski

    Venue: Mondbasis (http://mondbasis.co)

    19:30-21:30 Informal dinner 


    Thursday 10th July

    9:30-10:00 Reflections on previous day


    Christoph Neubert

    The city as extension and environment. Historical views on urban eco-logistics


    Ned Rossiter

    Coordinating Life in Predictive Cities

    12:45-13:15 Concluding discussion & next steps

    13.15-14.30 Informal wrap-up lunch

    Venue: Osteria del Teatro (http://www.osteriadelteatro.de)


    Venue and Further Information

    The event will be held at the Centre for Digital Cultures, Sülztorstr.

    21-25, 21335 Lüneburg. The entrance to the CDC, which you find on the 2nd floor of the building, is through the entrance on the very left of the building (in the same building but around the corner from the post office). The venue can be reached via a 20min walk from Lüneburg Station or a short bus or taxi ride. The closest airports are Hamburg and Hanover.

    For any further information please contact Armin Beverungen on armin.beverungen AT leuphana.de or for emergencies on 01709102328.

  • National Humanities Center Fellowship Competition 2014-15

    Research Triangle Park | Dates: 12 Jun – 15 Oct, 2014
    The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2014 through May 2015. Applicants must have doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States.

    1. General Information
    2. Instructions for International Applicants
    3. Apply for a Fellowship

    Our online application system is now available. Applicants will be asked to complete an online application form and to upload the following documents: 1,000-word project proposal, one-page tentative outline of chapters, short bibliography, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by midnight, October 15, 2014.

  • Slave Dwelling Project Conference 2014

    Savannah | Dates: 18 – 20 Sep, 2014
    From Abandoned buildings to guest houses, hundreds of former slave dwellings are still a part of America’s built environment. Find out more about where these buildings are located; what the stewards are doing to preserve, maintain, and interpret them; and how you can assist in ensuring that these buildings remain on the American landscape.

    Mark your 2014 calendar for the upcoming Slave Dwelling Project Conference 2014 to be held at the Coastal Georgia Center in the heart of downtown Savannah, Georgia. The Slave Dwelling Conference 2014 will be a historic event. The conference is designed to bring together preservationists from around the United States and abroad to exchange ideas, resources, share perspectives and solutions to preserving extant African American slave dwellings for future generations. The conference will feature interactive workshops that engage and inform participants. Full schedule coming soon!
  • August Garden Stroll

    Lake Forest | Dates: 22 Aug, 2014
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    The Mathis Garden
    Toni and David Mathis

    The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation awarded this home an Historic Preservation Infill Award in 2000. The Mathises, along with their landscape designer Dorothy Ebert, have created a peaceful, serene garden on their property. Join the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation for this late summer garden stroll.

    Tickets for the event will be $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased on line below, by check, mailing to Lake Forest Preservation Foundation, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest, IL., 60045 or by  calling the LFPF office at 847-234-1230.  Tickets are limited.

  • June Garden Stroll

    Lake Forest | Dates: 13 Jun, 2014
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    The Gardens at 900
    Craig Bergmann and Paul Klug, owners

    In 1917, David Adler and Robert Work designed the gatehouse and garage for Elsa and A. Watson Armour. The Armours never built the manor house on the property as they were contented living in these small structures eventually connected by an underground tunnel. Ninety years later, Craig Bergmann and Paul Klug have transformed the gatehouse property into lovely gardens called The Gardens at 900. In 2012 the Adler and Work buildings were given an Historic Preservation Renovation Award. Now the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation invites you to stroll the Bergmann/Klug gardens around these historic structures. This is truly a special Lake Forest garden.

    Tickets for the event will be $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased on line below, by check, mailing to Lake Forest Preservation Foundation, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest, IL., 60045 or by  calling the LFPF office at 847-234-1230.  Tickets are limited.

  • Our Public Space

    Chicago | Dates: 14 – 15 Jun, 2014

    Our Public Space includes a two-day schedule of lectures and workshops, organized by Dilettante Studios, MAS context and Hyde Park Art Center. The conference activates The Beast -- a two-story hollow sculpture in the form of a dying bull -- into a town hall that encourages discussion and learning about the history, alternative use, and social value of built space. Click here to download the poster [PDF].

    Three presentations (Day 1: Hyde Park Art Center) and an intensive workshop (Day 2: offsite) focus on public space, who controls it, who has access to it, and how its governance shapes the socio-economic environment that we inhabit.

    The series of presentations and workshops in Our Public Space complements current discourses about urban architecture and explores alternative approaches for creating spaces that promote public agency.

    The following questions will be considered:

    • How does architecture obscure or reveal the history and conditions of its existence? 
    • What are the labor conditions that brought it into being? 
    • How does architecture challenge or reinforce forms of social injustice?
    • How is the built environment shaped by questions of liability, zoning, and legal protections and what is the social cost?
    • What would embracing vulnerability and uncertainty look like architecturally?
    • What is public space, where is it, who controls it, and why does it matter?

    An international panel of speakers, whose work can help us frame and explore these questions, will provide their insight and experience in different contexts to help bring a better understanding of the politics of architecture, the cost of safety, and new ways to engage with, reclaim, and theorize the public sphere within a highly controlled urban framework. 


    Patrizia di Monte is an architect, founder of gravalosdimonte arquitectos and mastermind behind Estonoesunsolar, an artist/architect collective focused on the cleaning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of brownfield plots within the city of Zaragoza, Spain to create open spaces for the community.

    Iker Gil is an architect, urban designer, and director of MAS Studio. He is the founder and editor in chief of the design journal MAS Context and the co-director of the Chicago Expander program at Archeworks. He is a PhD candidate from Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), and holds a Master of Architecture from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

    Quilian Riano is a designer, researcher, writer, and educator currently working out of Brooklyn, New York. Quilian works with community groups and trans-disciplinary teams to create comprehensive research that can be used to propose a variety of targeted policies, actions and designs at various scales — from pamphlets to architectures to landscapes. He leads #whOWnSpace, a project that grew out of the questions that surfaced during the #occupywallstreet movement concerning ownership and use of open space in New York City, North America, and cities around the world.

    Mimi Zeiger is a Los Angeles-based journalist and critic. She covers art, architecture, urbanism, and design for a number of publications, including The New York Times, Domus, Dwell, and Architect, where she is a contributing editor. Zeiger is author of New Museums, Tiny Houses and Micro Green: Tiny Houses in Nature.

    - See more at: http://www.hydeparkart.org/events/2014-06-14-our-public-space#sthash.1lXcfv5q.dpuf
  • The Monuments Men and the National Gallery of Art

    Washington | Dates: 11 Feb – 01 Sep, 2014

    During World War II, as part of the military’s Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) program, American art historians, museum and art professionals, and archivists were deployed as military officers to protect works of art, historical buildings and monuments, and archives in war theaters throughout western Europe. The National Gallery of Art was deeply involved in these efforts.

    Through photographs, documents, and memorabilia, many never before exhibited, this archival display describes the seminal role the National Gallery of Art played in the creation of the MFAA and the Roberts Commission, and explores the experiences of a few of the real-life monuments men.

  • From the Library: Grega and Leo A. Daly III Fund for Architectural Books

    Washington | Dates: 01 Mar – 01 Sep, 2014

    The Grega and Leo A. Daly III Fund for Architectural Books allows the National Gallery of Art Library to expand its holdings of books in all areas of architectural studies. One of our main areas of focus is public architecture. Public construction projects have a long history dating back to the earliest human civilizations, and such buildings have often been a focus of critics as well as architects and designers. The publications in this field cover a wide range of topics and approaches, and often provide valuable information that survives only in printed form. Some books survey a variety of architectural works, while others focus on a specific building. Many simply describe structures and their architectural details, and others provide in-depth analysis of design elements or theoretical treatises. Some are focused on marketing building materials or even promoting a particular building project, while others are more concerned with offering practical facts about construction.

    Assembled in this exhibition are books centered on four main themes. City Planning and Improvements explores ways in which architects approach urban infrastructure, and demonstrates how changing political climates and historical events can alter the course of a building’s design as well as its place within the larger urban environment. Studying the Masterspresents surveys of architectural designs and scholarly analyses of the work of Renaissance architects. Both types of books provide insight into the ways that architects must respond to and work around the extant designs of their predecessors. Purpose Built includes books devoted to specific buildings. Whether providing details about a proposed project, describing a building under construction, or surveying and analyzing an existing building, the authors of these works provide valuable information that often survives only in this published form. And finally, Architectural Details showcases a selection of works focused on the styles and details that can both individualize a structure and place it within a larger context.

    We would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Daly for their generous support. Through their philanthropy, the library has been able to add more than 100 titles to its collection. From trade manuals and pattern books aimed at carpenters and builders (featured in our 2009 exhibition of acquisitions purchased through the fund), to books about public architecture such as those shown here, the collection has been greatly enhanced across the field of architectural studies.

    Organization: The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

  • CFP: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference (5-8 December, Launceston)

    Launceston | Dates: 11 Jun – 29 Aug, 2014

    Call for Papers

    Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, 5-8 December, Launceston

    The Annual Conference of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand will be held in Launceston, Tasmania, 5-7 December 2014, with an optional day in Hobart, 8 December 2014. The conference will be based at the Inveresk Precinct, hosted by the University of Tasmania (Tasmanian College of the Arts and the School of Architecture and Design) and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.

    Routes and Roots narratives, processes, networks and traces of Australian Art and Architecture: Dr. Flavia Marcello (Swinburne University of Technology) fmarcello@swin.edu.au Dr. David Beynon (Deakin University); Dr. Ursula de Jong (Deakin University); Dr. Mirjana Lozanovska (Deakin University); Ian Woodcock (University of Melbourne)

    Australia is a place of overlapping geo-cultural mobilities that both complement and problematise totalising narratives of influence on Australian art and architectural historiography. This session explores the interplay between Routes and Roots to engender a more heterogeneous and multi-representational view of Australian art and architecture. Papers are invited that analyse patterns, processes and networks to test geo-critical influences as additive sets of parts rather than sequences of individual moments and that address the following over-arching questions: What identity slips are inherent in the dialectics of European v. British? Australian v. Indigenous? Western v. Eastern? How has Australia negotiated the paradox between its geographic and cultural proximities? How can the relationship between Routes and Roots lead to new understandings of shifts in cultural identity from loss (the tyranny of distance between an emigrant people and their origins) to surplus (the overabundance of identities within a hybridising/localising populace of diverse origins). This session welcomes responses within four areas:

    1. Australia as progeny of empire: the uses of art and architecture to fabricate unity, identity and authority in a fledgling colonial settlement through opportunity, adaptation and experimentation.

    2. Australian modernity: modes of dissemination of Modernity-Modernism-Moderne via Australian artists and architects; differences of approach to the modernist agenda; the position of Australia as a conduit between East and West.

    3. Australia as immigrant nation: the dialectics of migrant v. immigrant and their agency & socio-cultural status, struggles with belonging, displacement, language, and re-settlement.

    4. Australia as Asian: Asia's presence (marginal or integral), the filtration of Asian cultural expression, the appropriateness (and appropriation) of Asian models, the relationship of art and architecture to changing demographies.

    Papers may end up posing more questions than they answer and therefore provide more scope for reconciling Australia's shifting geo-cultural identity with its production of art and architecture. The session articulates with the conference theme, GEOcritical by exploring how Australia's artists and architects have reconciled their own roots with their routes to the Southern land and what trans-culturalisms are brought about in these processes. By situating history as a series of narratives, flows, networks and traces it enriches debates on Australia's position as an unstable centre with a multitude of dissolving peripheries. It proposes a complex and interdisciplinary historiography that involves the act of mapping as history. It engages with Australia as a place from which to speak and to create taking into account both the roots of practitioners and the varied and complex routes that various lines of influence, and sometimes the practitioners themselves, took to arrive here.!

     Each specific sub-theme of the session respectively engages more deeply with the conference themes: empires and imaging, shifting subjectivities, migratory artists and transculturalism. 1. Mirjana Lozanovska, 'Migrant housing in the city and the village: from Melbourne to Zavoj', in Open House International, vol.34, no.3, September 2009, 44. 2. Nikos Papastergiardis, Spatial aesthetics: art, place and the everyday (London: Rivers Oram, 2006).

    Proposals for papers must be sent to the Session Convenors listed with each session abstract, not to the AAANZ nor the Session Curators. Where contact details are given for only one convenor, that person has elected to manage the proposals for that session and correspondence should only be with that convenor.

    Proposals should be received by Friday 29 August 2014.

    Dr. Flavia Marcello
    Senior Lecturer, Interior Architecture
    Faculty of Design, Swinburne University
    Building 14W, 14 Wakefield Street
    Hawthorn Campus
    t: +61 3 9214 6854

  • 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