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  • The 29th International Horticultural Congress: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes

    Brisbane | Dates: 17 – 22 Aug, 2014

    The congress is being hosted by the Australian Society of Horticultural Science, the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, under the auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Science.

    • Scientific contribution of more than AUD$10.6 billion to the GDP of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region.
    • Impact on global export markets for selected products such as kiwifruit, apples, wine, ginger and macadamias.
    • Substantial investment in research, development and marketing by growers and horticultural industry groups.
    • Development of world-class cultivars in apples, grapes, blueberries and kiwifruit.
    • Improved water use efficiency through partial root zone drying technology.
    • Increased export market access through non-chemical disinfestations protocols.
    • Advanced sustainable production systems through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Integrated Fruit Production (IFP).
    • World-class industry best practice through computerised decision support systems.
    • Innovative application of DNA technologies to horticultural management.
    • Extensive climatic and horticultural diversity.
    • Contributions to the quality of life and lifestyle by providing educational, environmental, economic, social and health benefit

    Horticulture in Australasia has a powerful export focus, which, by necessity, draws on specialist skills such as novel crop development, post-harvest storage and transport, supply chain modelling, marketing, and low-chemical pest and disease control. In addition, proximity to Asia and increasing dependence on Asian markets has led to continuing innovation as growers switch to tropical fruit or Asian vegetable production. The unique Australasian flora provides new species to world markets hungry for novelty. The region has a sizeable investment in research on sustainable production systems. Our products have long been regarded as ‘clean and green’; well before the growing emphasis on food safety and nutritional composition.

  • 2014 World Green Infrastructure Congress

    Sydney | Dates: 07 – 10 Oct, 2014

    The World Green Infrastructure Network(WGIN) has an international membership of 17 countries, holding bi-annual Congresses to promote urban greening, greenroofs & living facades as one solution to mitigating the impacts of climate change, improving building energy efficiency and reconnecting urban populations with nature.

    Green Roofs Australasia(GRA) will host the Congress at the Australian Technology Park in the heart of beautiful Sydney. The Congress will present the latest global research; best practice projects; Green Infrastructure Technology Expo; USA training workshops by accredited lecturers; Sydney eco-tours and post congress travel packages in Australia and New Zealand.

    Green Infrastructure incorporating vegetation technologies is a rapidly expanding industry and GRA will present global leaders to share experience, research data, technology developments; future direction, policy incentives and education during the four day congress.

    Join our free membership to stay informed about the Congress details via the newsletter.


    Matthew Dillon (GRA President; WGIN Board member)


  • 5th International Symposium on Landscape and Urban Horticulture: Horticulture, Landscape and Green Architecture

    Brisbane | Dates: 17 – 24 Aug, 2014

    It is with great pleasure, that we invite you to attend the 5th International Symposium on Landscape and Urban Horticulture which is to be held August 17th-24th, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia as part of the 29th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014). IHC2014 will include many symposia and workshops that not only relate to the landscape and urban horticulture industry but also to the wider horticultural industry, food production and environmental/amenity horticulture.

    The Symposium theme is "Horticulture, Landscape and Green Architecture". It addresses topics that include innovative approaches in landscape and urban horticulture, especially in transitional economies, the management of urban horticulture landscapes and issues of contemporary urbanism. Academics, scholars, scientists, researchers, executives, consultants, government officers, graduate students and industry leaders are invited to participate in the sharing of research-based information within the field of landscape and urban horticulture.

    We invite paper and poster presentations which address the risks, challenges, opportunities and solutions on one or more than one of the following thematic areas:

    • Building: Green architecture/history/design/contemporary urbanism in landscape and urban horticulture
    • Management: Sustainable management/maintenance/practices in landscape and urban horticulture
    • Reflection and Education: Research/teaching/extension/consultancy in landscape and urban horticulture.

    We also welcome papers that discuss recent advances more generally in any of the following topics:

    • Historical perspectives and biographies associated with landscape and urban horticulture
    • Landscape and urban horticulture in the transitional economies
    • The role of industry in education and training/research and extension in landscape and urban horticulture
    • Skills acquisition and the career opportunities in landscape and urban horticulture, and
    • The application and impact of landscape and urban horticulture projects along the shores of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans of the World.

    In connection with this symposium will be a workshop on the efficient use of water for urban landscaping

  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Makes 30,000+ Images Free to Download

    Dates: 03 Jun, 2014
    The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is pleased to announce there are now over 30,000 images downloadable, for free, in the highest resolution we have them. You can search for and download them at Te Papa's Collections Online http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/

    17,000 images are have no known copyright restrictions so are downloadable for any use, free of charge. Another 14,000 images are available under a Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/>.

    We hope that by making these images available for reuse, we are empowering people to use images of the collection in teaching and learning, research, innovation and new forms of creativity.

    Visit the Te Papa website http://www.tepapa.govt.nz.
  • CFP: Making Room for Order (Kalmar, 2-3 Oct 14)

    Kalmar | Dates: 21 Jun, 2014

    Making Room for Order: Court Ordinances as a Source for Understanding Space at Early Modern Princely Residences

    One of the obvious sources when analysing how space was used at early modern royal residences are court ordinances. These are however far from as clear-cut as they may seem. In several instances we can see how a world of order emerges that can easily be an illusion. Court ordinances are thus a rich material to use, but a source that poses a number of important methodological questions.

    The Kalmar meeting is conceived as a methodological workshop.

    Speakers will be asked to prepare material for discussion in advance.

    This material may comprise excerpts of one or several court ordinances, or a selection of similar texts that raise pertinent issues, if possible combined with one or more plans of the residences in question.

    This material will be made available for open access on the PALATIUM website, together with the abstracts of the papers, two months prior to the workshop. During the workshop speakers will give a short paper to present the selected material, followed by discussion.

    Workshop participants will have the opportunity to visit Kalmar Castle and Borgholm Castle.

    Abstracts should be limited to 300 words, and should be headed with the applicant’s name, his or her professional affiliation, and the title of the paper. All abstracts must be in English, which will be the working language of the workshop, and the language in which papers will be delivered. All papers will be maximum 20 minutes in length. This should be borne in mind when writing your abstract. Abstracts should define the subject and summarize the questions to be raised in the proposed paper.

    With the abstract please submit a one‐page curriculum vitae, with your full contact details, including an e‐mail address.

    Send your proposal by e‐mail to the workshop chair,

    Dr Fabian Persson (fabian.persson@lnu.se), with a copy to the PALATIUM coordinator Dr Pieter Martens (pieter.martens@asro.kuleuven.be).

    Only one submission per author will be accepted. All applications will be held in confidence during the selection process.

  • Ecological Landscape Design

    Wellesley | Dates: 12 Jun, 2014

    Beautiful and environmentally sustainable residential landscapes integrate the gardener’s aesthetic vision with the dynamics of a site’s natural systems. Landscape architect Ann Kearsley will explain how to assess your property’s ecological condition and develop more sustainable garden layouts and planting strategies. Using case studies of projects from her own practice, Ann will illustrate some of the basic principles of ecological landscape design including site analysis, developing planting plans based on plant communities, supporting healthy soils, integrating stormwater management and increasing bio-diversity in your own corner of the planet.

    Ann Kearsley RLA, MLAUD is a registered landscape architect and urban designer with over 30 years experience designing and building landscapes for institutions, communities and individuals. She is the owner and principal of Ann Kearsley Design, with offices in Cambridge, MA and Portland, ME. Her work ranges from private residential gardens to public parks and large-scale master planning. She holds masters degrees in both landscape architecture and urban design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and teaches at the Landscape Institute of the Boston Architectural College. Learn more about Ann and her work at Ann Kearsley Design.

    Lecture Fee $10 members; $15 non-members

  • Historic Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds Tour

    Newton | Dates: 12 Jun, 2014

    Celebrate the 185th anniversary of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's charter on June 12!

    Meet with fellow tourists at the Durant-Kenrick House at 286 Waverley Avenue in Newton, MA. Mass Hort has organized a field trip to Historic Newton's latest attraction and home to William Kenrick, one of the founding members of the Mass Hort Society. Mass Hort Librarian, Maureen Horn will give a brief presentation on the life and work of William Kenrick. Afterward, Sarah Cole, the House's Museum Educator will lead a tour of the woodland estate. 

    Program fees also include light refreshments and a self-guided tour of the historically furnished house. Come discover this home, built in 1734, and it's rich, American history.

    $10 per registrant

  • Introduction to Bronze Casting Workshop

    Astoria | Dates: 09 Aug, 2014

    Class: Introduction to Bronze Casting at the Barbey Maritime Center
    Instructor: Sam Johnson
    Duration: Two days
    Date: August 9-10
    Time: 9:00 – 5:00 each day
    Tuition: $35 for CRMM members/ $65 for non-members
    Materials cost: $85
    Class size: 10

    Description: Learn how to make patterns of simple boat parts, sculptures, door handles or other architectural elements. Then mold them in sand, and cast them in molten bronze. Students will learn how to make their own basic furnace and foundry tools, pour hot metal, and finish off the castings using a variety of hand and power tools.

    Skill level: Beginner

    Tools needed: Basic hand woodworking tools (if a pattern needs to be made.)

  • 53rd Annual Seminar on Glass: René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass

    Corning | Dates: 17 – 18 Oct, 2014

    53rd Annual Seminar on Glass
    René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
    October 17–18, 2014

    This year's Annual Seminar on Glass focuses on the life, works, and legacy of the master French artist and designer, René Lalique.

    Seminar will feature lectures and live demonstrations focused around the topics represented in the Museum's 2014 major exhibitions, René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass and Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and his Contemporaries, May 17, 2014 — December 4, 2015. These unique exhibitions will bring together over 200 objects, jewelry, production molds, period photographs, trade catalogs, and design drawings by René Lalique (French, 1860 — 1945) and his contemporaries, dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. The exhibitions will explore how Lalique’s aesthetic choices in his designs informed the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France and how the objects that he created have become iconic reflections of these periods.

    Seminar speakers include: Gail Bardhan, Dr. Lennart Booij, Regan Brumagen, Véronique Brumm, Nicholas Dawes, Kelley Elliott, Elizabeth Everton, Stephen Harrison, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, Amie McNeel, Anne-Marie Quette, Dr. Stefanie Walker, and Dr. Karol Wright.

    Seminarians will have an opportunity to create their own memento by pressing their own glass medallion (included in price of Seminar). 

  • Architect as Patron: Zajfen in Laguna Beach

    Laguna Beach | Dates: 26 Jul, 2014

    Architect as Patron is heading to the beach! The series—which focuses on issues and opportunities that designers face when building their own homes—goes to Laguna Beach on July 26th. Join us to experience stunning views from the lyrical home created by L. Paul Zajfen, FAIA, RIBA. Nestled in a hillside, this sustainable house blurs the line between inside and outside, lifts one’s spirits, and connects you to nature, the ocean, and the sky. 

    Zajfen, a design principal at LA-based CO Architects, took a simple, volumetric approach to the design, exploring the transparency of the volumes, and how the building elements frame space and views that exploit the potential of the site. The steel-framed, multi-level home is broken into two masses, with the living room element pulled apart as a pavilion connected by a bridge to the kitchen/dining room element. Separating these two creates an outdoor courtyard surrounded by living spaces. The living room seen from the courtyard appears to be floating in space. 

    Designed to minimize energy consumption, the home’s large glass walls enable both natural lighting and ventilation, eliminating the need for artificial lighting (during the day) and cooling. All the west-facing window walls have sensor-controlled motorized exterior sunshades that block 86% of solar radiation, while maintaining views. Photovoltaic and solar hot water panels are located at the highest roof. The flat roofs are planted with succulents in a design pattern that connects them to the hillside contours when viewed from within.

    The transparent layers of interior and exterior space create an atmosphere that evokes a sensation of spatial generosity, visual stimulus, and peace. “The house establishes a precedent in Laguna Beach for designing an appropriate, contextual, and sustainable dwelling,” says Zajfen. “Quite simply, it feels wonderful to be in this house.” Join us, and find out for yourself

    Architect as Patron: Zajfen in Laguna Beach—July 26, 2014; 2-4PM; $15 each for SAH/SCC Life and Patron Members; reservations required; space is limited; seating will be made available to general membership should the opportunity arise, on a first-come first-served basis; registration—see order form on Page 6, call 800.972.4722, or waiting list—email info@sahscc.org.

  • The LA Forum Presents: Linear City and The Big Atlas of L.A. Pools

    Los Angeles | Dates: 19 Jun – 02 Aug, 2014
    June 19 – August 2, 2014
    Opening Reception: Thursday, June 19, 7 to 10 pm (free and open to the public)
    LA Forum Events @ WUHO Gallery
    6518 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 5 pm

    The LA Forum’s summer exhibition features the work of Lane Barden and Benedikt Groß & Joseph K. Lee to illustrate two distinct ways of seeing our sun-drenched metropolis through infrastructure, water resources, and habitat. Linear City and The Big Atlas of L.A. Pools will be on view at WUHO Gallery in Hollywood June 19 through August 3, 2014 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 19.

    Los Angeles-based photographer Lane Barden captures the entire length of the L.A. River, the Alameda Corridor railroad trench, and Wilshire Boulevard in Linear City. The fifty-foot-long aerial image operates as evidence of an alternate urbanism. His photographic fieldwork records the dynamic qualities of the city’s infrastructure as it cuts through the urban fabric.

    Speculative and computational designer Benedikt Groß (Stuttgart, Germany) in collaboration with cartographer/geographer Joseph K. Lee (San Francisco Bay Area) deploy geo-mapping techniques in The Big Atlas of L.A. Pools to remotely document the synthetic oasis of backyard swimming pools. Their work utilizes databases and digitally generated images from secondhand sources. By bringing a crowdsourced publicness to the domestic sphere, the self-proclaimed “army of two” tests the emerging role of non-domain research to display Angelino’s perverse resistance to native ecologies.

    Each crafts a remarkable visual survey that juxtaposes the generally unremarkable and often overlooked with the overwhelming and too-big-to-figure-out spatial qualities of this illusive metropolis’s domestic and urban landscapes.

    Paired in the gallery, the work by these artists through entirely different methodologies and representation provokes questions about the role of design in relationship to urbanity, infrastructure, and ecology.

    Exhibition Sponsors:
    The Friends of the Los Angeles River
    Linear City Development LLC
    Weldon Color Lab

  • Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain

    Madrid | Dates: 03 Jun – 07 Sep, 2014
    Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain, 1925-1965. This exhibition, staged at the Museo ICO and included on the Official Section of the PHotoEspaña Festival, reappraises the disciplinary role of photography in the context of Spanish modern architecture.
  • A Walk Through Time: Tour the Mansions of Historic Prairie Avenue!

    Chicago | Dates: 08 Jun, 2014

    Sunday June 8, 2014
    1:00 to 4:00pm
    Tour begins in the Glessner House Museum coach house
    $50 per person / $45 for museum members
    Reservations suggested to 312.326.1480

    This very special tour, the annual benefit for Glessner House Museum, presents attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of several historic homes along Prairie Avenue.  Visitors will be treated to a breath-taking array of beautifully carved wood moldings, leaded glass windows, and fireplaces in elaborate tile, mosaic, and marble.  The Glessner and Clarke House Museums are also included on the tour as well as historic Second Presbyterian Church, with its important arts and crafts interior and collection of windows including nine by Tiffany and two by William Morris.  Following the tour, attendees are invited to return to the coach house of the museum for a reception and silent auction, featuring theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, architectural fragments, and other items of interest.

  • William Morris: Textiles and Wallpaper

    New York | Dates: 03 Feb – 20 Jul, 2014
    William Morris (1834–1896) is acknowledged as the leader of the British Arts and Crafts movement of the second half of the nineteenth century. His enterprise, originally founded as Morris, Marshall, Faulkner, and Company in 1861, became Morris & Company in 1875. They produced a variety of decorative arts, with textiles and wallpapers comprising a large portion of their artistic output. In 1923, the Metropolitan acquired the institution's first examples from the oeuvre of Morris & Company, and a selection of these are shown in this installation. According to the printed company logo on the selvages, the printed textiles bought that year were produced after Morris & Company moved to Hanover Square, London, in 1917. Like the printed textiles, the wallpapers and the woven fabrics were probably produced later than their original design date, attesting to their perennial appeal.
  • Save the Date: Modern Ball 2014

    Chicago | Dates: 27 Sep, 2014

    Join the Architecture & Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago for its biennial black tie gala to benefit the Art Institute’s Department of Architecture and Design, an exclusive event honoring David C. Hilliard and Helmut Jahn.

    Enjoy an evening in the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing immersed in a custom-designed lighting installation by new media collaborative Luftwerk. Exclusive architecture and design-related items and experiences will be offered to guests in a silent and live auction by Richard Wright. Cocktails, dinner, live music, and dancing will complete this unique experience.

  • The Planted Landscape, from Concept to Choices

    Glencoe | Dates: 26 – 27 Jun, 2014
    June 26 & 27, 2014
    Thursday & Friday
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Linnaeus Room
    Gregory M. Pierceall, professor emeritus, Purdue Landscape Architecture
    $199 nonmember; members receive 20% discount

    The specific planted choices and selections within a landscape and garden are informed by the site, program, context, and story. This two-day program will outline, define, and communicate applications of planting design within comprehensive site and landscape design. The session will involve classroom discussion along with physical site landscape tours and observations of planted landscapes. The elements of site and client information, site observation, design process, and comprehension within the planted landscape and gardens, are keys to the performance and establishment of landscape and gardens. Lunch is on your own.
  • Lecture: Jaume Plensa

    Chicago | Dates: 16 Jun, 2014
    June 16, 2014
    Fullerton Hall
    Free; Please enter through Michigan Avenue Entrance, doors open at 5:45 

    Conceptual artist Jaume Plensa discusses his extensive body of artwork in public spaces around the world, including Chicago’s Crown Fountain. 

    Presented with the Millennium Park Foundation.

  • Architecture to Scale: Stanley Tigerman and Zago Architecture

    Chicago | Dates: 26 Jun – 14 Sep, 2014
    Thursday, June 26, 2014–Sunday, September 14, 2014
    Galleries 283–285

    As concepts are developed and represented across a range of scales, an architect's work requires a variety of approaches, media, and outputs. Architecture to Scaledemonstrates the complex architectural processes from research to production through the work of two groundbreaking architects in adjacent installations: a selection of architectural models by Stanley Tigerman and Zago Architecture’s series of monumental films, XYT: Detroit Streets.

    Since founding his architectural practice in 1962, Stanley Tigerman has been a major figure in Chicago’s postmodern architecture movement. Tigerman has covered vast territory while developing a multifaceted critique of history, the architectural profession, and even his own personal narrative. The diverse array of models in this exhibition—from single-family homes to religious institutions—illustrates his formal sophistication and conceptual rigor while showing how his ideas about irony, religion, and humor manifest themselves in architectural form.

    Taking a much different and exponentially larger form is Zago Architecture’s film seriesXYT: Detroit Streets, created as a research project in 2008. Founded by Andrew Zago in 1991, Zago Architecture employs a rigorous practice of research and experimentation in parallel to its architecture projects. With XYT: Detroit Streets, the mechanics of representation have been expanded and exaggerated in order to capture the essence of the contemporary urban condition as seen in Detroit. This exhibition also highlights how the firm’s research on representation has influenced the development of its architecture projects.

    From the micro to the macro, architects rely on scale in order to articulate and present their projects, and this exhibition demonstrates unique architectural approaches through the contrasting scales of Stanley Tigerman and Zago Architecture.

  • Hartwick Pines Memorial Hall--Grayling, Michigan

    Grayling | Dates: 15 Jul, 2014 – 15 Jul, 2016
    Hartwick Memorial Hall is a large log structure (architect Ralph Herrick of Lansing, Mich., 1928) standing on the grounds of Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling, Michigan. Since 1994 it has been on the National Register of Historic Sites. However, it has stood empty and in disuse since then. It desperately needs a thorough cleaning within and without, not to mention the necessary stabilization, preservation and restoration that it needs as well. It resembles the great log cabin hotel built in 1910-11 in Yellowstone National Park, and this rustic appearance nicely complements its setting of magnificent virgin white pines. In short, Hartwick Memorial Hall needs attention urgently if it is to survive.
  • Wood: The Cyclical Nature of Materials, Sites and Ideas

    Rotterdam | Dates: 30 May – 10 Aug, 2014
    Forests play a complex role in our cultural imagination. Whether hosting archaic Bacchanals or advanced material research; when referred to as pristine natural sites or when organized as factories, they maintain the ambivalence of being both tangible environments, slowly developing over time, and abstract sites of production, shaped by the relentless cycles of the economy. Forests are also the ultimate source of wood, and the flow of wooden materials, products, and things traces cyclic processes through which nature is being domesticated just to come back and conquer cities again, processes in which forests around the world disappear and then make a return, ones in which the objects we use on a daily basis simultaneously embody the extreme rationalization of forest environments and their hidden, often irrational ramifications. The exhibition Wood: the cyclical nature of materials, sites, and ideas explores the cultural meanings of wood and forests on the spectrum that is drawn by cyclic histories of material, political and social dynamics. The exhibition opens by tracing the omnipresence of wood in our lives, from the smallest to the planetary scale; it then focuses on the recurring decline and return of forests around the world, and proceed by offering reflections on the myriad functions they play in the development of markets, the construction of identities, and the hosting of experiments. it concludes by offering an excursion into the inherently uncanny nature of forests. With that, the exhibition also highlights the resonance and unexpected innovations invoked by forests, real and abstract, in design and architecture. The exhibition showcases works by Aldo Bakker, Charles & Ray Eames, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Chris Kabel, Claus Mattheck, Lukas Oleniuk, Lex Pott, Cedric Price, SeARCH, Hendrik Wijdeveld, James Wines, Peter Zumthor, and others. Wood: the cyclical nature of materials, sites, and ideas is curated by Dan Handel and designed by Jannetje in ’t Veld & Toon Koehorst. The exhibition includes works from the collections of Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Delft University of Technology, Rilksmusem, Tropenmuseum and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. The project benefited greatly from research that was conducted at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal as part of the Young Curator Program, which resulted in the CCA exhibition “First, the Forests” (4 October 2012 – 6 January 2013).