San Francisco |
Dates: 07 Sep, 2014
oin the Contemporary Jewish Museum in celebrating Architecture in the City with adult and family programs throughout September.
Free with museum admission, youth 18 and under always free.
Inspired by midcentury modern architecture, create your own unique architectural model using a variety of art materials.
This event is a part of AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design’s Architecture and the City festival, which celebrates architecture and design each September.
New York |
Dates: 18 Jun, 2014 – 18 Jan, 2015
Times Square today is bright and crowded - a tourist mecca, entertainment district, retail powerhouse, and pedestrianized precinct that matches in vitality any decade of its storied past. But thirty years ago, the future of Times Square was in limbo, caught between a series of false starts at clean-slate urban renewal by the City and State and an emerging philosophy of urbanism that favored history, preservationist values, electric signs and semiotics, and delirious diversity.This 1984 vision of Times Square as a matched set of mansard-topped mega-towers is not how the crossing of Broadway and Seventh Avenue looks today. The rendering - one of many phases of the design produced by the architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee for the developer George Klein of Park Tower Realty from 1983 to 1993 - represented a classic moment in architectural Postmodernism. But despite the fame of its architect and the vogue for historicism of the 1980s, the design sparked a civic controversy about the character of Times Square. Community-organizing efforts by the Municipal Art Society, architects, and diverse advocates altered the trajectory of the government-regulated plans and led to changes in new zoning regulations that incentivized high-rise development in West Midtown. Preserving the historic theaters, maintaining the bright lights of Broadway, and protecting the openness of the area's central "bowl of light" through setbacks at street level and acres of mandated electric signage were goals achieved by widespread civic engagement.Times Square today, with its costumed corporate towers and high-rise hotels, though designed and constructed in the late 1990s and the new millennium, had its genetic code written in the 1980s.
New York |
Dates: 08 Sep, 2014
AIA CES: 1.5 LU
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Where: At The Center
In the early ’70s, artists started to step outside their studios and make work in the street. As part of the Center for Architecture’s Open to the Public: Civic Space Now exhibition, the Center will host an evening panel moderated by artist/composer Christopher Janney. Invited guests include Vito Acconci, Bill Buchen, members of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and others. Each panelist will give a short introduction outlining their thoughts on the topic. Participants will then have a discussion of relevant issues, followed by a Q/A with the audience.
This program is related to Sonic Forest: Civic Celebrations, an interactive public art installation in LaGuardia Park by Christopher Janney and his firm PhenomenArts, Inc., on view from September 5 - September 11, 2014.
This program is an initiative of the Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 Presidential theme: ‘Civic Spirit:Civic Vision.’
Introduction: Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 President, AIA New York Chapter
Vito Acconci, Designer, Landscape Architect, Performance and Installation artist
Bill Buchen, Founder, Sonic Architecture
Moderator: Christopher Janney, Composer/Artist/Architect, PhenomenArts, Inc.
Center for Architecture
Friends of LaGuardia Place
NYC Department of Transportation
Manhattan Community Board 2
Dates: 09 Sep, 2014
September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Despite initiatives advanced by individual neighborhood associations or small groups of neighborhood associations that have resulted in a number of homes being spared from destruction, as well as modest reform from the Bureau of Development Services in the area of demolition notification, the demolition/development “epidemic” continues to roar along. The Comprehensive Plan Update is one avenue toward substantive, long-term reform, but the final product is months, maybe years away. Meanwhile, developers transform our neighborhoods, seemingly without regard to character and heritage. Given the immediacy and urgency of the problem, prompt building code reform is essential. A glimmer of hope came last July 31st, when Mayor Hales at a City Council hearing on the issue told a the packed chamber that he would take steps to address the problem “soon”—later clarified in an interview with Jim Redden as “weeks, not months”—but we’re still waiting. That said, this would seem to give us an opening to put forth a common proposal for reform to the Council, one that would have the support of neighborhood associations from around the city. To this end, the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association (BWNA) invites representatives from Portland’s neighborhood associations to a “Summit II” meeting.
Cannon Beach |
Dates: 13 Sep, 2014
September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
There will be ten beach dream homes, well-tended gardens, historic cottages and architectural wonders in Mid-Town Cannon Beach. The tour will feature one of Cannon Beach’s most iconic historic homes. The home is perches on a basalt precipice in the middle of Cannon Beach with one of the best views of Haystack Rock. Tickets are $30, $25 for Members.
Dates: 01 Oct, 2014
External Faculty Fellowships
The Stanford Humanities Center provides a collegial environment for faculty who are undertaking innovative projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Humanities Center and the broader Stanford community, sharing ideas and work in progress with a diverse cohort of scholars and benefitting from a wide variety of campus resources.
Fellowship term: September 2015 – June 2016 Application deadline: October 1, 2014
Applicants must have a PhD and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree by the start of the fellowship term. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research.
For full eligibility requirements, see http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/non-stanford-faculty/
How to Apply
Detailed instructions and a link to the online application are available at: http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/non-stanford-faculty/
External Faculty inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: 02 Oct, 2014
The Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians invites you to join us in celebrating our Golden Anniversary on Thursday, October 2, 2014. We will convene at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, site of the first gathering of the chapter, for a gala reception and lecture by Dr. David B. Brownlee, Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor, University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Graduate Group in the History of Art, entitled, “Making Architectural History Historic in Philadelphia.”
In addition to celebrating our 50th this event will be inaugurating an annual campaign to support the George B. Tatum Fellowship. In January 2014, the membership voted to recognize Dr. Tatum (1917-2008) as a leader in the Society at both the national and local levels, his role as a founding member of our chapter and, most importantly, his scholarly contributions, particularly his published works on Philadelphia, including Penn's Great Town: 250 Years of Philadelphia Architecture (1961). The Tatum Fellowship provides support for a graduate student, or senior undergraduate with faculty recommendation, who is enrolled in a college or university in the greater Philadelphia region, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Society. An announcement calling for submissions will be made in October and an award made by January. Our first Tatum Fellow will attend the 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago.
The cost to attend the event is $50.00 per person. For those who cannot attend, contributions to support the fellowship are encouraged.
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is located at 219 S 6th St. on the east side of Washington Square. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., the program will start at 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required no later than Monday, September 22. Please mail your name, address, telephone number and email address along with your check payable to Phila Chapter SAH to William V. Kriebel, Treasurer, 1923 Manning Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5728. No tickets will be mailed, your name and your guest’s names will be on a check-in sheet at the Athenaeum.
For more information about the event or the Tatum Fellowship, please email email@example.com or phone Bill Whitaker at 215-898-8323.
The Philadelphia Chapter of The Society of Architectural Historians is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; contributions are deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Half of the ticket price, $25.00, represents the food and beverage cost at the reception and as such is not tax deductible. Therefore, $25 of your ticket price plus any additional donation made toward the Tatum Fellowship is fully deductible as a charitable donation.
Dates: 01 – 15 Sep, 2014
From XIX century onwards the effervescence produced by technological development made itself clear in Western culture. The creation of new theories, devises, systems and artifacts, all of them illuminated by the light of Science, redefined collective imaginary, with a new perspective of society’s environment and reality. In this context, light –always present in Human Kind’s history–was theorized, manipulated and rethought as one of the main subjects of the formal discourse of western culture. Representations and social forms, along with its architecture and cities, were never the same again. Under the light of such ideas as progress, welfare, hygiene, security –sometimes used correctly, sometimes manipulated for the worse, but always present throughout modernity– architecture, city planning and design have played a decisive part in this development. This and other issues will be discussed in Bitácora’s next edition.
Dates: 03 – 05 Oct, 2014
This year is the 60th Anniversary of the Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. In organizing this conference, we realized that Seattle has recently opened an unparalleled number of museums devoted to history in historic buildings, thus the theme for this year's conference became obvious. To celebrate our anniversary year, we have three paper sessions instead of the standard two. And for our final day on Sunday, we have reserved the whole day for Bainbridge Island. We hope you can join us for a conference to remember in Seattle! Go to http://www.sahmdr.org/conference.html for the full program, visit our blog at http://sahmdr.wordpress.com/ or friend us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/102523171987/
Dates: 17 – 18 Oct, 2014
The Second Euroacademia International Conference
‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’
Villa Victoria – Palazzo dei Congressi
17 – 18 October 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 12 September 2014
Dates: 18 – 20 Sep, 2014
Using the history of urban development in Baghdad as a reference point, this conference examines the extent to which interventions intended to modernize and integrate different populations in the city were part of a larger process of negotiating competing visions of political economy, sovereignty, and identity in post-WWII Iraq. By gathering political scientists, architectural and urban historians, and scholars of Iraq and the larger Arab world, the conference engages theoretical and empirical questions about the ruptures and continuities of Baghdad’s urban and political history, using the built environment of the city as a canvas for understanding struggles over Iraq’s position in a global context shaped by ongoing war tensions (from the Cold War to the Gulf War and beyond) to more recent Middle East conflicts
Dates: 30 Aug – 15 Sep, 2014
Broadly defined, urban planning is today a process one might describe as half design and half social engineering. One engaged in this process considers not only the aesthetic and visual product, but also the economic, political, and social implications, not to mention the underlying or over-arching environmental impact of any given plan.
While it appears that this sort of broad, multifaceted planning did not take place in the middle ages because we do not have left to us the tangible evidence—the maps, the drawings, the reports--recent scholarship employing the methodological lens of Cultural Geography seems to suggest otherwise. Monastic historians, archaeologists, and art historians have long demonstrated, based on the famous plan of St. Gall, that monasteries, particularly those of the Cistercian order, were very much concerned with planning in the rural sense. From the intricacies of the water infrastructure, to the ordered logic of the space, to the esoteric qualities of metaphysical light, to the seasonal inter-dependence of pigs and pollarded oak trees, there is ample evidence to support a claim that the various components of an “urban plan” were understood within the monastic realm during the Middle Ages.
But what of the integration of these various parts? This session seeks to explore and expand our comprehension of how those in roles of authority—both within the monastic confines and the more secular enviorns--saw the big picture. Was there a plan or a planning process? What can we say by way of an analysis of architectural complexes beyond the monastic enclosure about this planning process? Are there hints in literary sources that indicate sensitivity to the correlation between climate, architectural orientation and positive social interaction, or indications in religious documents to illustrate a planned confluence between visual or aural stimulation, water features and physical well-being? In the broader context of the secular built environment, where historians frequently demonstrate the economic and political interaction between monastic leadership and the local or regional authorities, can we detect a specific replication or modeling of the integrated concern with materials and aesthetics seen in the monastic complex? Similarly, where philosophic and religious scholars highlight the mirrored nature of heaven and earth in medieval texts, can we find evidence of this theoretical “ordering” being planned or integrated into the secular world in the same way we can see it in the monastic enclosure? What can we learn by bringing together the views of the architect, the archaeologist of infrastructure, and the environmental biologist with those scholars of literature, sculptural ornamentation and liturgy? With these questions in mind, we seek papers from the broadest interdisciplinary point of view, where we can identify glimpses of a plan or, in the modern sense of the term, a planner.
Send 300 word abstracts along with completed Participant Information Form (http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/)
Professor Mickey Abel (Mickey.firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle, #305100
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Dates: 29 – 30 Nov, 2014
After "Re-humanizing Architecture. New Forms of Community, 1950-1970" our second East West Central symposium focuses on the expansion of the territory of architecture between 1960 and 1980. The aim of this symposium is to analyze how architects in East and West reacted to such contradicting pressures, questioning the disciplinary confines of architecture as well as basic tenets of modernism.
The presentations of this conference will trace the development of novel approaches and strategies for a systemic and comprehensive design of the built environment and for architectural and territorial planning since the 1960s. Transdisciplinary encounters with new subjects such as cybernetics but also with established disciplines such as economic planning and sociology had a profound influence on architecture and urbanism. New ideas of scale, efficiency and centrality were fostered by new means of traffic, programming and production in all parts of Europe. We ask to what extent these innovations and shifts in both scale and method within the practices of architecture and urbanism were symptoms of convergence and/or outcomes of the competition between different economic and political systems. The conference will examine strategies behind the material, conceptual and design-oriented changes that have fundamentally transformed the European landscapes across the East-West dichotomy. It also seeks to trace exchanges and knowledge transfer between agents across the political divide through international professional networks.
Conference participation is open to everyone. As the number of seats is limited timely reservation is requested.
Prof. Dr. Ákos Moravánszky (chair), Dr. Karl R. Kegler (coordinator)
Department of Architecture
Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture gta
Chair for the Theory of Architecture
Prof. Dr. Ákos Moravánszky
ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg
Dates: 15 – 17 Oct, 2014
Like rings in a tree, our gardens have stories to tell. How do we give voice to our gardens’ histories? Join historic landscape and garden professionals as we explore, learn, and share strategies for interpreting our gardens:
• To new audiences
• In the digital age
• While honoring layers of history
• While caring for our aging plant collections
• While building core support within the organization
This symposium will provide a forum for networking, information sharing, and inspirational garden visits for those working with and studying historic landscapes.
New York |
Dates: 29 Aug – 15 Sep, 2014
Future Anterior invites essays that explore the relationship between copyright and preservation from a historical, theoretical and critical perspective. Both copyright and preservation laws are aimed at protecting unique human achievements, but they point to different, even opposing threats. Whereas copyright is meant to protect private interests from public encroachments, preservation mostly aims to safeguard the public interest against private forces. But as the categories of private and public are redrawn under the pressures of globalization, what challenges and opportunities lay ahead for preservation?
Dates: 31 Oct, 2014
By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. The largest migration of people in human history is taking place, from rural areas to cities – cities must provide the solutions that will make us more resilient, healthy and sustainable.
Bristol joins the roll-call of cities across the world working hard to find the solutions and I am very pleased to announce that the 52nd International Making Cities Livable Conference will take place in Bristol on June 29 – July 3, 2015.
Having been awarded European Green Capital 2015, the theme of this year’s conference ‘Achieving Green Healthy Cities’ is an important one for Bristol. This award was a momentous achievement for Bristol and together as a city we are working to change the way people think about what we value.
Bristol is already a byword for ‘green city’; it has the highest rate of commuting on foot and by bike of any local authority in England and Wales, one third of Bristol is ‘green and blue’ open space, waste produced by citizens has reduced by 27%, recycling and composting has gone from 13% to 50%, and over 50,000 residents each year are involved in green initiatives and groups, and growing.
The ideas and innovations of Achieving Green Healthy Cities are essential for making our cities ‘fit for life’ and sustainable for the future. Bristol is a living laboratory for green ideas and I’m delighted that we have the chance to host the IMCL Conference. I welcome you to Bristol and invite everyone to take part in a unique opportunity to inspire us all to innovate, grow and improve the quality of life, in the UK and worldwide.
George Ferguson, CBE
Mayor of Bristol
Dates: 07 – 10 Jul, 2015
The 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ), will be held in Sydney, Australia, from the 7-10 July 2015. It will be devoted to an exploration of the theme ‘Architecture, Institutions and Change’. We warmly welcome paper abstract submissions from members of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH).
For the Call for Papers, please see the SAHANZ website: www.sahanz.net
. Deadline for abstracts October 6, 2014
Dr Paul Hogben (PaulH@fbe.unsw.edu.au
) and Dr Judith O’Callaghan (JudithO@fbe.unsw.edu.au
) SAHANZ 2015 Conference Convenors
During the 1960s and 1970s, the probity and relevance of the institutional model in most areas of life were called into question. Of particular significance were Michel Foucault’s studies of forms of institutionalised care and organised supervision which he associated with the exercise of dominance, surveillance and control – famously represented in physical form by the Panopticon (Discipline and Punish, 1975). While alternative models were and have been sought, few institutions were totally disassembled or abandoned. In fact, many of those that weathered the storm, especially within the financial sector, appear to have become larger, more dominant and more powerful.
Recent scrutiny of the abuses of power by religious clergy, politicians and corporate bodies has however lent impetus to the ongoing historical and theoretical investigation of institutions and how they operate. Old concepts such as ideology and the agency-structure dialectic continue to inform discussion, as does the consideration of new forces such as the internet which has complicated our conception of the social domain.
It is timely therefore to renew the discussion of the role and status of architecture in its relationship to the institutional realm, especially around questions of change and transformation. What ideals, principles and values have underpinned the architecture of institutional organisations and constructions in the past and have these changed in recent times? How has the role of architecture in the consolidation and exercise of institutionalised power and authority changed? What role can architecture play in the reconceptualisation of institutions? As was the case with Foucault, there will be conceptions of historical continuity and discontinuity as well as historical method that need to be considered.
The 32nd Annual SAHANZ Conference to be held in Sydney in July 2015 will be devoted to the exploration of architecture and institutions. Papers are invited that examine and reflect on various aspects and examples of this theme within different cultural contexts. There are many ways that this can be approached through a focus on the history of institutional building types and collectives, organisations, practices, customs, pedagogy and critique as suggested by the following sub-themes:
• Architecture and large institutional complexes, for example, architecture and the State, architecture and religious organisations
• Building types and building collectives, for example, educational buildings, hospitals, prisons, government buildings, art galleries, university campuses, military campuses, sacred buildings
• Professional organisations, for example, institutes of architects and their history
• The history of architectural and design education
• Intellectual and disciplinary histories, including architectural history and its institutional underpinnings
• Architecture and the concept of the public good
• The reform and/or reconceptualisation of the institution and its implications for architecture
• Alternatives to the institutional model
• The anti-institutional, for example, the counter-cultural movements of the 1960s and 1970s
Dates: 09 – 09 Nov, 2014
Sunday, November 9
CHF Members: $15
General Public: $20
Students & Teachers: $10
Purchase Tickets Online
Elizabeth Diller is one of the visionaries of American architecture. A founding partner of the New York–based design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), she is responsible for an array of astonishing projects: New York City’s High Line, Boston’s Institute for Contemporary Art, and The Broad Museum in Los Angeles. Join the MacArthur Fellow for a wide-ranging conversation on the role of architecture in contemporary life with University of Illinois architectural historian Dianne Harris.
This program is part of the 25th Chicago Humanities Festival - Journeys. Presented in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians and the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University.
Elizabeth Diller is a founding principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. DS+R’s completed projects include the Lincoln Center renovation and High Line in New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; the Creative Arts Center at Brown University; and Blur, designed for the 2002 Swiss Expo. She was the first MacArthur Fellow in the discipline of architecture. She is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture and a professor of architecture at Princeton University.
Dianne Harris is director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an architectural historian who specializes in the study of suburbs and suburban houses in the postwar United States. Her most recent publication is Little White Houses: How the Postwar House Constructed Race in America. Harris is a past president of the Society of Architectural Historians.
New York |
Dates: 09 Sep, 2014
AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Where: At The Center
Join AIANY Technology Committee for a conversation with Peter Yeadon, AIA.
Nanotechnology involves the observation and manipulation of matter at the scale of individual molecules. Its products are functional systems that operate at the very root of substances, allowing us to create new materials and devices with unprecedented properties and performance. Because its fundamental objective is the complete control of matter, nanotechnology is considered to be a disruptive field that offers numerous disciplines new paradigms for shaping our physical reality. In architecture, as in most sectors, it is expected to spur invention in a manner that surpasses mere incremental innovation, and form the basis for the next industrial revolution.
This presentation will provide an introduction to nanotechnology, and some of the products of nanotechnology that are already being used in architecture. From smog-eating facades, fire resistant coatings, and biomimetic surfaces, to antimicrobial environments, energy harvesters, and smart materials, we will learn about nanotech’s discreet emergence in architecture through the manufactured products it utilizes. We will also learn about some advanced materials that are already being exploited by other design disciplines, and technologies that are poised for application in the built environment. We will also witness some recent materials research that focuses on energy, water, health, and environmental issues. The presentation will conclude with new material discoveries and molecular machines that offer designers a future of promise and problems.
Peter Yeadon AIA, Principal, Yeadon Space Agency, NYC, and Professor, Rhode Island School of Design
Peter Yeadon is Principal at Yeadon Space Agency in New York City. He is known for his pursuit of new applications for advanced materials in architecture and design, particularly smart materials, biomaterials, and nanomaterials with novel properties. He is also a Professor at Rhode Island School of Design, where he has taught courses on smart materials and nanomaterials since 2002. He and his students investigate the properties of these materials, discover their capabilities, devise applications for them, and fabricate prototypes that demonstrate their potential. Prior to his appointment at RISD, Yeadon taught at Cornell University and the University of Toronto.
Organized by: AIANY Technology Committee
Dates: 11 Oct, 2014
The American Institute of Architects’ Portland chapter this fall will host a home tour highlighting urban infill projects.
The self-guided “AIA Portland Homes Tour: Crafted + Creative Urban Infill” will take place on Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature eight contemporary homes in the city, said Amy Dragon, membership director for AIA Portland. A committee of AIA members selected the homes – all completed either this year or last year – as prime examples of custom urban infill projects designed in harmony with inner Portland neighborhoods, she said.
The tour is open to the public, but it’s especially valuable to members of the Portland-area design community, Dragon said.
“It’s a great opportunity for architects to go see what their peers are feeling are examples of good design,” she said.
Tour participants will receive a printed booklet with maps and descriptions of each home. The projects’ owners or architects will be available during the tour to answer questions.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at aiaportland.org.