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  • Garden Dialogues: New York

    Dates: 18 May – 07 Sep, 2014
    On dates in May through September, get exclusive access to private gardens in New York and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.
  • Garden Dialogues: Washington DC-Maryland

    Washington | Dates: 17 May – 01 Jun, 2014
    Saturday May 17, 2014 | 11:00am - Sunday June 1, 2014 | 03:30pm

    On dates in May and June, get exclusive access to private gardens in Washington, DC and Maryland and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.
  • Garden Dialogues: Dallas + Fort Worth

    Dallas + Fort Worth | Dates: 17 – 18 May, 2014
    On May 17th and 18th get exclusive access to private gardens and landscapes in Dallas and Fort Worth and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.
  • Garden Dialogues: Southern California

    Dates: 26 Apr – 18 May, 2014
    On dates in April and May, get exclusive access to private gardens in Southern California and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.
  • Lecture: ‘What Mammals Want’, by Jeanne Gang

    Chicago | Dates: 28 Apr, 2014
    Jeanne Gang, founder of Studio Gang, will be hosting a public lecture at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on Monday, April 28, 2014. The lecture, named ‘What Mammals Want’, will start at 5:15pm and seating is first-come, first-served.
  • DMY International Design Festival

    Berlin | Dates: 28 May – 01 Jun, 2014
    The 12th edition of DMY International Design Festival aims at converting the historic Berlin Tempelhof airport into an unforgettable design venue. For anyone choosing to celebrate the beginning of summer in Berlin, DMY will be the stage for various design happenings, such as conferences, workshops and night events: “Participants and visitors will be given an opportunity to get involved into the big picture, to learn and share ideas and, last but not least, to present their work“, the organizers asserted.
  • Belgrade Design Week

    Belgrade | Dates: 25 May – 01 Jun, 2014
    Founded in 2005, as a true rarity in the world of festivals – as a non-profit NGO, Belgrade Design Week is the first festival of creative industries and modern business in Serbia and the South East European region, covering an area home to more than 100 million people from Milan to Istanbul.

    For 8 years now, Belgrade Design Week has successfully forged intercultural and business connections between the global design scene, the regional creative industries and the city of Belgrade. With its concept BDW renews, within a contemporary context, the tradition of grand international festivals of culture such as Bitef, Fest and Bemus, recognizing the complete lack of the creative industries’ presentation, and adding for the first time Belgrade and Serbia to the global design map.

    We firmly believe that design today is much more than just a tool for the achievement of profits and economic success. We see it as a carefully crafted methodology for the introduction and realization of new ideas in the society. It is in pursuit of this goal that Belgrade Design Week, despite the situation in which in Serbia and the region there is practically no “design industry” that would justify organizing a fair, accomplishes its mission by gathering global leaders in the fields of architecture, design, branding, advertising, culture, publishing, media and communications once a year in Belgrade at its famous international conference, followed by satellite programs such as creative workshops, master-classes, exhibitions and promotions.

    Apart from the massive pro-European audience of the highest quality, composed of opinion makers and creative leaders of the whole region, what makes Belgrade Design Week and our creative conference so special and different is most of all the impressive participants list, which constantly grows and each year involves more and more global leaders in the creative industries. In the past five years the list of esteemed participants of Belgrade Design Week, lecturers at our conference, includes more than 150 leading creatives, artists, architects, designers, branding and advertising experts, curators, publishers, entrepreneurs, critics, in one word – the greatest creative minds of the 21st century!

    Some of the world’s superstars who were guests of Belgrade, the Belgraders and Belgrade Design Week are Ross Lovegrove, Daniel Libeskind, Karim Rashid, Peter Saville, Luigi Collani, Patrizia Urquiola, Droog Design, Askan Mergenthaler of Herzog&Meuron, Juergen H. Mayer, Tony Chambers, Marcus Fairs, Konstantin Grcic, Patrizia Moroso, Shin Azumi, Paola Antonelli… To most of them the participation at Belgrade Design Week was in the same time their very first visit to Belgrade, Serbia and the whole region, but also a unique chance for the local and regional creatives and professionals to get introduced with their work and ideas live from the first row.

    The year 2011 marked the debut of BDW’s new project, 100% FUTURE SERBIA, which presented almost 150 Serbian designers in 115 shop windows, as unique design exhibition the people of Belgrade have never experienced this way before. With special launch support from SUPERKVART, BDW organizes a city premiere, a true street block-party in partnership with BELEF, on Sunday June 3rd, under patronage of the Serbian Ministry of Culture. Visitors and passers-by alike, will again be able in 2012, from 03 – 17 June, to enjoy the exhibited designs while walking from Kalemegdan to Slavija in over 100 shop windows and discover interesting places with gems of new Serbian design, by following a map distributed all over the city. With the project 100% FUTURE SERBIA ON/AT BELEF we support the young and upcoming national design scene, and by posting the exhibitions in Belgrade shop windows, it supports the city’s trade and hospitality industry in the times of crisis, directing the attention of the media, the institutions and the public to all the forms of creative industries for two whole weeks.

    Belgrade is a city of great festival culture, but also of equally grand festival expectations, nurtured in the golden age of socialism. We at BDW try to provide the framework, the inspiration only, and let everything flow from thereon as organic, as spontaneous as possible. Namely, after leaving behind all logistical, technical, financial and similar aspects, the whole know-how revolves around the CHEMISTRY of the festival – is everyone getting the proverbial buzz from the excitement at BDW or not… Like with a good movie: expensive effects, animation or camera stay in the shadow of the that special feeling weather you follow a film BREATHLESS from beginning to end, swallowing scene after scene as soon as the lights go off. For this feat only the STORY bares responsibility; the good old story and the mastercraft of the story’s guide – the director. That’s more or less the situation with BDW: something inexplicable happens each year, and then the whole world talks again with excitement about Belgrade and the festivities of Belgrade Design Week.




  • Clerkenwell Design Week

    London | Dates: 20 – 22 May, 2014

    Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world. 

    To celebrate this rich and diverse community, CDW has created a showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, pop-up exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area. 

    Entering its 5th year in 2014, the award-winning* CDW has firmly established itself as the UK's leading independent design festival and annually attracts the international design community to this small area of London for three days of exciting events.

    In 2013, the design community flocked to Clerkenwell with over 50,000 registered attendees and over 250 exhibiting brands. 

    *Best Live Event at the AEO Awards 2013 and Best Festival and Best Cultural Event at the UK Event Awards 2012.

    CDW 2014

    20th- 22nd May
    10 am - 9pm across Clerkenwell, EC1

    Various venues around Clerkenwell

  • The Russian Interior Show

    Moscow | Dates: 20 – 24 May, 2014
    Rooms Moscow / MIFS 2014 will take place from 20 - 24 May 2014. Rooms Moscow / MIFS is the new trade fair format in the field of living and furnishing in Moscow – the ideal platform for entering the Russian and East European market.

    The comprehensive interiors fair will be held on an annual basis in May – a perfect time for the companies involved to present their new products to the Russian and Eastern European trade. In the rapidly developing Russian market, Rooms Moscow / MIFS has further consolidated the industry's business platform in Russia and the CIS countries. It is made for all furniture producers and suppliers worldwide seeking access to the Russian market.

    Rooms Moscow / MIFS presents the complete product range of home and office furniture, kitchen and appliances, bath and outdoor furniture, as well as the sectors furniture production and interior works.
  • 26th Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair

    New York | Dates: 17 – 20 May, 2014

    The 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, North America’s platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 17-20, 2014.

    North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features.

  • Center for Architecture Family Day: Rooftop Hats!

    New York | Dates: 31 May, 2014
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM SATURDAY, MAY 31

    The roof of a building keeps out rain, sun and cold, just like a hat protects us from the weather. Both also create a signature look that makes a building, or a person, unique. Take a look at some famous rooftop spires, then design your own rooftop hat to show off your style.

    Pre-registration Required. 

    Family Day Programs are designed for children ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult. Admission is $20/family of 4; $10 for Center for Architecture Foundation Dual/Family Members; additional guests accompanying a Family Admission are $5 each. Programs take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets in Greenwich Village, unless otherwise noted.

    Your registration includes acceptance of our photo release and consent policy.

  • Camden Create Festival 2014

    London | Dates: 13 – 15 May, 2014

    The creative community of Camden Town has united to bring you a trail-blazing three-day festival in pop-up venues across the area. Daytime and evening events are taking place in iconic Camden venues big and small, from the Roundhouse to The Hawley Arms.

    Camden Create Festival is in it’s first year and will take place from Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th May 2014. Tickets cost from £15 per day.

    Come and join us for an afternoon or the whole three days, for food, drink, entertainment, talks, walking tours and art. Our programme is diverse, original, and in some cases, unexpected.

    Just like Camden.


  • Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting and Symposium 2014

    Ft. Lauderdale | Dates: 22 – 24 May, 2014
    THEME: Les Français en Floride: Cultural and Historical Influences
  • CFP: Summer School History Takes Place (Rome, 1-10 Sept 14)

    Rome | Dates: 15 Apr – 15 May, 2014
    Rome, September 1 - 10, 2014
    Deadline: May 15, 2014

    Call for Applications

    Summer School
    History Takes Place – Dynamics of Urban Change

    In Antiquity people were convinced that Rome would exist forever. As
    the centre of an Empire and as a metropolis, Rome was a manifestation
    of sheer indomitable power that seemed to promise eternity. Even until
    the late 19th century, empires and states, politicians and philosophers
    continued to look to Rome and its history to justify their actions and
    find inspiration. Visitors are awed by the city’s dimensions, its
    architecture and the rich range of its urban features, both ancient and
    modern.  Modern Rome is the result of many transformations, effected by
    European history, political ideas, and clerical power. Despite the
    tangible power and weight of this history, the city is simultaneously
    alive and open for the future.

    Since 2003 the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius has invited up to
    twenty young historians and social scientists (usually postgraduate
    students) annually to take part in studies programmes in various
    locations. The Gerda Henkel Stiftung is the programme partner since
    2009. The aim is to find the traces of history in the topography,
    architecture and monuments of the place. The city itself is 'read' as a
    historical source – 'History Takes Place'.

    Taking Rome as an example, the aim of this year's summer school is to
    create an international network of the historical, cultural and social
    sciences as well as architecture and city planning, in order to examine
    current developments in urban environments.

    Applications
    The summer school invites applications particularly from postgraduate
    students in history, art history, cultural studies and the social
    sciences, as well as young architects and city planners. Applicants
    should have a genuine interest in an interdisciplinary exchange on the
    history of the city and city development. Participants should have a
    specialization connected with Rome as well as a keen thematic and
    methodological interest in urban studies. Sessions will be held in
    English. Applicants are expected to prepare for the sessions with
    course materials and reading lists in order to be able to give a
    presentation on a set topic related to their academic interests and
    competencies.

    Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the organizers.

    Please send your application together with a statement of interest, CV
    and suggested presentation topic (max. 2 pages) to the following
    address:

    ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
    Dr. Anna Hofmann
    Feldbrunnenstrasse 56
    20148 Hamburg
    Germany
    hofmann@zeit-stiftung.de

    The application deadline is 15 May 2014.  
    Further information: www.history-takes-place.de

  • CFP: Metropolitan Temporalities (Berlin, 20-22 Nov 14)

    Berlin | Dates: 15 – 30 Apr, 2014
    Technische Universität, Berlin, November 20 - 22, 2014
    Deadline: Apr 30, 2014

    Call for Papers

    Metropolitan Temporalities, third annual conference of the International
    Graduate Research Program Berlin – New York – Toronto “The World in the
    City“

    Paper Session: Questioning the Temporalities of Metropolitan Memory:
    Transitions, Cycles, Durations and Moments

    Over the past three decades, both urban studies and globalization studies have predominately focused on spatial concerns, often neglecting the important temporal dimensions of global urban development. Our third annual conference therefore seeks to systematically examine the diverse temporal aspects of global exchange and metropolitan development in four thematic clusters: metropolitan pasts and futures; politics of time; metropolitan rhythms; and economies of
    time.

    Session Description

    Within the interdisciplinary sub-field of memory studies that has emerged since the 1980s, the urban realm has been acknowledged to be particularly well-attuned to reflect the dynamics of social memory and has subsequently been elevated as a key context for investigation. Within this body of literature, however, notions of temporality and time are often under-scrutinized and their significance is often assumed to be self-evidently connected to the process of handling the past in the present. Temporality is almost always present but is rarely the focus of such studies. One notable and influential theoretical exception is Jan Assmann’s attention to memory transitions, most significantly the transition between communicative’ and ‘cultural’ memory, determined by generational cycles and characterised by durations of 80-100 years. In addition, numerous empirical studies have emphasised memory moments or ‘flashpoints’-commemorative anniversaries or instances of returning social relevancy that facilitate the remembrance of specific pasts and the repression of others. These explications of mnemonic temporalities, however, may themselves be of the past, outdated and no longer suited for the study of metropolitan memory in the early 21st century.

    Globalisation processes, in particular the spread of virtual and digital technologies with their increasing degrees of social connectivity and instantaneity, have eroded the sharp distinctions that formerly characterised notions of ‘metropolis’, ‘time’ and ‘temporality.’ This urban temporal transformation has undoubtedly changed the nature of urban memory, although the precise ways in which this has occurred has yet to be fully empirically investigated or theoretically formulated. As such, this session invites paper proposals that question and explicate the changing temporalities of urban memory.  Preference will be given to proposals that explicitly emphasise the temporal transfigurations of existing theories of urban memory and question their ongoing validity through the application of comparative and transnational perspectives and where possible, in reference to empirical case studies.

    Please submit an abstract of 300 words by April 30th to

    amuel.merrill.10@ucl.ac.uk and emily.bereskin@metropolitanstudies.de.
    There is the possibility of financial support for accepted participants.
  • Lost Mansions of Loring Park, Stevens Square and Washburn-Fair Oaks

    Minneapolis | Dates: 17 May, 2014

    Saturday, May 17 at 11:00 am

    Why did the area around the MIA become a mansion district, and why have so many of the great homes disappeared? Local architecture historian Larry Millett explains, taking you inside the magnificent but vanished mansions that once stood around Washburn Fair Oaks Park and the nearby neighborhoods, using stories and photos from his book 
    Once There Were Castles.

    $10; $5 MIA Members, Free to the Library Affinity Group. To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve tickets online.


  • Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet Symposium

    St. Louis | Dates: 24 – 26 Apr, 2014

    Explore the rich connections between landscape and national identity during France's transformational period of 1850 to 1880

    Thursday, April 24–Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Advance registration required

    During these three transformational decades, painters and photographers traveled around France, exploring the exceptionally rich and varied range of history and geography in the nation. These years saw the Golden Age of early photography, the culminating production of the Barbizon School, and the high point of early Impressionism. Over the course of the three-day public symposium, attendees will enjoy more than 10 programs, including lectures and panel discussions, as well as ample opportunity to explore the exhibition. Choose to attend the full symposium, or the daily events.
    VIEW SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE AND SPEAKERS.

    This symposium coincides with the groundbreaking exhibition Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet, which includes important work by photographers such as Gustave Le Gray and Charles Marville, Barbizon School painters including Camille Corot and Théodore Rousseau, and Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet and Berthe Morisot.

    Registration Options

    To register by phone, please call 314.721.0072. To register online, please select an option below:

    Full Symposium (includes all programs, April 24–26)

    $50 – Museum Members / Students / Museum Professionals (ID required)  > REGISTER
    $75 – General Public > REGISTER

    Daily Rates

    Thursday, April 24, Evening (Keynote and Opening Reception only)

    $10 – Museum Members / Students / Museum Professionals (ID required)  > REGISTER
    $15 – General Public  > REGISTER

    Friday, April 25 -OR- Saturday, April 26
    $30 – Museum Members / Students / Museum Professionals (ID required)  > REGISTER

    $40 – General Public > REGISTER

  • Celebrate Dad: Father's Day at The Driehaus Museum

    Chicago | Dates: 15 Jun, 2014

    Sunday, June 15
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Complimentary general admission for fathers  

    This Father’s Day, we celebrate the men in our lives and the machines they love—automobiles. Weather permitting; three vintage cars from Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage will be displayed in front of the Driehaus Museum from noon until 4 p.m. All dads receive complimentary general admission to the Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Urban Preservation in Context: Challenges and New Approaches in the Mid-Atlantic Region

    New Brunswick | Dates: 02 – 02 May, 2014
    This workshop calls together preservationists, city planners, community leaders, academics and students to focus on new approaches to urban historic preservation and their relevance to urban conservation in New Jersey, New York, and the entire mid-Atlantic region. Central to our discussion will be the implementation of UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL, 2011). This workshop is co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) and the Penn Cultural Heritage Center.
  • Fifth International Congress on Construction History

    Chicago | Dates: 03 – 07 Jun, 2015
    We invite researchers and practitioners from all aspects of the history of construction to submit paper abstracts for the 5th International Congress on Construction History, to be held in Chicago and hosted by the Construction History Society of America June 3-7, 2015. The congress follows on successful interdisciplinary congresses held in Madrid (2003), Cambridge UK (2006), Cottbus (2009), and Paris (2012). Submission: Submit proposals to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icch5 by June 1, 2014.