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  • 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. 

    Speakers:

    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
    fmarcello@swin.edu.au<mailto:fmarcello@swin.edu.au>
    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:

    http://www.journals.elsevier.com/digital-applications-in-archaeology-and-cultural-heritage/

    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

    research?

    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

    gentrification

    •    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.

    Panelists
    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

    Moderator
    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

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

    Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee

  • Paris Design Week 2014

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

    Denver | Dates: 23 – 27 Jun, 2014

    Everyday Magic Theme

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

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

    Meet the 2014 Program Selection Committee

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

    View the committee roster here!

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

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

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

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

    Washington | Dates: 24 – 26 Sep, 2014

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

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

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

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

  • CityLab 2014

    Los Angeles | Dates: 28 – 30 Sep, 2014

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

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

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

  • Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2014

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 08 – 11 Sep, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Toronto | Dates: 18 Jun, 2014

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

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

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