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  • 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 
    goudygl@cofc.edu

    Deadline for Submissions, June 18, 2014

    Conference information:

    Sessions

    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.
    http://www.artslettersandnumbers.com

  • 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.  

    Sponsors
    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


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    ISSION OF THE CONFERENCE:
    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.


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    NVITED PRESENTERS INCLUDE:
    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.

  • Offense and Dissent

    New York | Dates: 26 Jun – 03 Sep, 2014

    The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design presents Offense and Dissent An exhibition about Image, Conflict, and Belonging

    June 26 – September 3, 2014
    Opening reception: June 26, 6-8 pm
    Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
    Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery
    Sheila C. Johnson Design Center,
    Parsons The New School for Design
    http://www.newschool.edu/sjdc

    June 5, 2014—Twenty-five years ago, a furor erupted at The New School when Sekou Sundiata, poet, performer and professor, stung by an image exhibited in the Parsons Galleries, scrawled his dissent across it in the form of an “X.” His mark inspired others, and soon there were over 40 signatures covering the image. Part of an exhibition of the work of Japanese designer Shin Matsunaga, the offending image was a minstrel show blackface figure, the long-time logo of a soft-drink company. It was 1989 amid the “culture wars” when representations of race, religion and homosexuality in artistic imagery were under attack by the religious right in an aggressive campaign against the National Endowment for the Arts.

    The responses at the university were complex. They ranged from celebrations of academic freedom and freedom of expression to questions of artistic censorship and defacement, from expressions of extreme distress and anger to reviews of procedures for exhibitions, contextual signage and disclaimers.

    This wasn’t the first time art and politics had met in a volatile conjuncture at The New School. each time, the controversy torqued the relationship between the identity born of the school’s founding ideals – “freedom of opinion, of teaching, of research, of publication,” as the first director, Alvin Johnson put it – and the experiences of its constitutively diverse community.

    This exhibition explores the ways in which offense has been given (and taken) and dissent expressed (and managed) through three incidents in the history of The New School: the 1951 and ’53 curtaining of the Orozco murals during the red scare years; the 1970 anti-war exhibition put up by Parsons students in lieu of a senior show, in solidarity with the National Student Strike in response to the Kent State shootings and the U.S. bombing of Cambodia; and the 1989 Matsunaga affair.

    Through memoranda, letters, posters, press coverage, catalogues, illustrations graphics and interviews, largely drawn from The New School Archives and Special Collections, as well as two original editorial illustrations produced for the exhibition, the exhibition traces the rapid-fire interchange of various perspectives and reactions in each instance. they demonstrate in real time the power of images both to inspire and to wound.

    “The New School has always been an experiment in education and community building,” said co-curators and New School professors Julia Foulkes and Mark Larrimore, “This history offers inspirational episodes as well as cautionary ones—it’s a more useful past than the myths we often perpetuate.”

    A participatory component draws this historical conversation into the present, through responses of The New School faculty, staff and students to art work from The New School Art Collection that hangs on its walls or the design of a space at the university that govern the rhythms of everyday life in the institution. Their observations unsettle the ways in which rights, place and belonging are understood in an educational context.

    “Given the current debates on trigger warnings in classrooms and campuses, the questions of rights, exclusion, claims and disavowals illuminated in this exhibition have renewed relevance,” said professor Radhika Subramaniam, director/chief curator of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, and co-curator of this exhibition.

    Following last year’s exhibition at the SJDC, Masterpieces of Everyday New York: Objects as Story, this is the second to explore the diversity of the university community, asking who we mean when we say “we.”

    Curators: Julia Foulkes, Mark Larrimore and Radhika Subramaniam.
    Research assistant: Laura Wing

    In collaboration with The New School Archives and Special Collections and The New School Art Collection.

  • CFP: ARLIS/NA 2015 Annual Conference (19-23 Mar 2015)

    Fort Worth | Dates: 09 – 13 Jun, 2014

    Visualize the new frontier.

    15 days remain to submit your

    provocative, innovative, and seductive

    proposal ideas that will reposition us in 2015 for the future.

    What evolving landscapes will we envision as we look beyond the horizon?

    The New York Times article: “Defending the Open Internet” by Jeff Sommer triggers dialog “as the “F.C.C. prepares to address ‘net neutrality.’”

    How will topics like this affect us?

    Consider the possibilities. Consider new presentation formats. Consider related ideas.

    Present in 2015.

    Give and gain knowledge.

    ARLIS/NA 43rd Annual Conference Call for Proposals

    Submit paper and session proposals via the submission form

    Submit workshop proposals via the submission form

    Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 13, 2014.


  • Screening in Millennium Park - Jens Jensen the Living Green

    Chicago | Dates: 19 – 19 Jun, 2014
    The Millennium Park 10 Year Anniversary celebration hosts the premiere screening of the award winning new documentary, "Jens Jensen the Living Green"
  • Modern Architecture in the West Village and Meatpacking District

    New York | Dates: 21 Jun, 2014

    AIA CES: 2LU | 2 HSW

    When: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM SATURDAY, JUNE 21

    Where: AIANY Tours   

    Discover lesser-known examples of Modern architecture and some stunning new buildings in the West Village and Meatpacking District. Included are buildings designed by Joseph Urban, Albert Ledner, Edgar Tafel, Paul Rudolph, Kohn Pedersen Fox, SHoP, SOM and others. 

    Meet at the Modern Architecture and Adaptive Re-Use in the West Village and Meatpacking District


    Cost:
    $20 for Members
    $30 for Non-Members
    Please Purchase a ticket HERE
    Tour is Limited to 15 (waiting list available)

    Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee

    Walk ups cannot be guaranteed a spot on tours – please use the sign up link above for waitlist if the tour is sold out

    AIANY Chapter, and AIANY’s Architecture Tour Committee and its tour guides will not be held liable and assume no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

    This program is related to the exhibition Open to the Public: Civic Space Now, on view from June 12 through September 6, 2014.

  • Five Proposals for the Future of the Atlantic Yards

    Brooklyn | Dates: 05 – 22 Jun, 2014
    The Atlantic Yards Site presents a major opportunity to create a significant piece of architecture and urbanism at the center of several Brooklyn neighborhoods. Five architects will present their alternative proposals for the site. Each scheme will provide 4,278,000 square feet of housing and 156,000 square feet of retail space, equivalent to the master plan by Forest City Ratner. The designs will be presented in a GALLERY EXHIBIT from June 5 to 22, Tuesday through Sunday.

    Organized by: Atlantic Yards Alternatives

     

  • Frank Lyon: "It Merely Takes That Route"

    Brooklyn | Dates: 08 May – 20 Jun, 2014

    Frank Lyon: "It Merely Takes That Route"

    Thursday, May 8 - Friday, June 20, 2014 
    Opening Reception: Thursday, May 8th, 2014 6-8pm
    Artist Talk: Sunday, June 8th, 2014 12pm: A discussion on Peter Sloterdijk's Bubbles led by Frank Lyon

    Union Street Studio is pleased to present "It Merely Takes That Route" - a collection of new collages by Frank Lyon on view from Thursday May 1st through Friday, June 20th. An architect of subtle intention, Lyon works with the liminal content of found photography - the blurred backgrounds and smeary edges of glossy color that define neither the pictures' representational images nor their negative space. In his latest works, a culmination of nearly 5 years of dedicated paper cutting and collecting, Lyon's authorship emerges in the path of his scissor and finds his egress within irregular geometries. "It was a revelation to find a strategy of collaging that felt like I could cut something out that wasn't there," Lyon says. While each snip seems to create a self-governing line that establishes the body, the layout reveals a new compositional limit where the associative tension redefines it. Echoing the rhetoric of German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk regarding the shape of intimacy, Lyon's collages highlight the space that edges right up to the cut line - giving it weight and suggesting it was there all along.

    Frank Lyon (b. 1982, Prescott, AZ) is an artist and musician. This is his fourth exhibition of artworks.

    About USS: Union Street Studio, LLC is an architectural design firm founded by Erika Franke and Norman Cox located at 78 Union Street between Columbia and Van Brunt Street in Brooklyn, New York. Visitors are welcome to tour the studio Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm or by appointment.

    Organized by: Carol Nhan / Union Street Studio, LLC

    Price: Free

    For more information, please contact Carol Nhan at cnhan@unionstreetstudiollc.com or call 718-596-3040

    Event website: http://www.unionstreetstudiollc.com