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  • CFP: The Remembered and the Forgotten: Preserving and Interpreting the Americas to 1820

    Newport | Dates: 10 Dec, 2014 – 01 Mar, 2015
    As a key center of global trade, Newport occupied a principal place in the American landscape in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Indeed, the social and economic relationships emanating from Newport spread out, linking Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans and shaping the histories of millions of people throughout the colonial and into the early national period. Today, the legacy of this shared American past is materialized in buildings, furnishings, curated objects, and archaeological sites. The preservation and interpretation of these treasured resources poses challenges, but also provides many opportunities to connect professionals and the public and to improve our understanding of the “forgotten” experiences of groups whose voices are keenly absent in current histories. The Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program at Salve Regina University invites proposals for its Annual Conference, to be held October 22-24, 2015 in Newport, Rhode Island. As the title suggests, the conference will focus on the preservation and interpretation of pre-1820 buildings, objects, and sites in the Americas. Papers in the fields of architecture, archaeology, material culture, museum studies, preservation planning/policy are especially encouraged. Proposals will be accepted for individual papers, complete panels, and student lightning talks. The deadline to submit proposals is March 1, 2015. Notice of acceptance will be made on a rolling basis and no later than May 15, 2015. This public conference will include presentations, tours, student lightning talks, and networking opportunities. Historic Newport is home to the largest collection of colonial era structures as well as the oldest lending library, synagogue, and continuously operating tavern in the country. The conference is presented by Salve Regina University in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation.
  • Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain - Graduate Student Research Forum (11 April 2015)

    Edinburgh | Dates: 21 – 21 Jan, 2015
    The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain will host its third annual Graduate Student Research Forum on Saturday, 11 April 2015 at the University of Edinburgh. The Forum is a student-led event offering postgraduate students in architectural history an opportunity to present their research while engaging with others studying and working in the field. The aim of the Forum is to break away from more traditional conference models by creating a dynamic and friendly environment where students, established academicians and professionals can exchange knowledge, skills and experiences. The day will be broken into a series of “lightning-round” talks, in which students will be given a short period of time to present their research, followed by a brief discussion period. Student talks will be interspersed with panel discussions focusing on specific themes in architectural research and professional development, led by experienced practitioners in the field of architectural history, conservation, and curatorship, including James Simpson (Simpson & Brown Architects), Richard Anderson (University of Edinburgh), Timothy Brittain-Catlin (Kent School of Architecture), and Olivia Horsfall Turner (V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership). These speakers will discuss their personal experiences while providing useful insight for navigating the worlds of research, publication, and architectural practice. The day will end with a keynote address by Professor Iain Boyd Whyte from the University of Edinburgh. Proposals are welcomed from students pursuing postgraduate research in any aspect of architectural history. Papers may cover the entire scope of a research project or focus on a particular aspect of it. We encourage submissions that present work in progress, as well as more polished research. Each talk should be accompanied by a visual presentation composed of a careful selection of key images. This year’s student organisers are Iñigo Basarrate, Laura Bowie, Andrew Horn, and Emily Turner. Please submit your proposals (maximum 300 words) to our website (http://www.sahgb.org.uk/graduate-student-research-forum.html) no later than 21 January 2015.
  • 4th International Green Roof Congress

    Istanbul | Dates: 20 – 21 Apr, 2015

    Where is there room for nature in towns? This is a question, that is increasingly being asked by building experts around the world who are faced with the challenges of urban densification. Successful solutions and practical green roof technology will be presented, discussed and taught at the 4th International Green Roof Congress in Istanbul on 20–21 April, 2015. The congress, supported by the International Green Roof Association (IGRA), will be held at the Zorlu Center`s new Raffles Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Join us for a top-level program with lectures and interactive practical workshops at the Congress venue Zorlu Center with its 72.000 m² of green areas on different levels. We look forward to seeing you at the 4th International Green Roof Congress in the Mediterranean metropolis Istanbul straddling two continents! For more information please visit http://www.greenroofworld.com.

  • Spotlight on Design: 11th Street Bridge Park

    Washington | Dates: 08 Jan, 2015

    The 11th Street Bridge Park, Washington, D.C.’s first elevated park over the Anacostia River, took another step toward reality with the recent selection of a winning design by OMA and OLIN. Jason Long, partner-in-charge at OMA; Hallie BoyceASLA, partner at OLIN;  Scott Kratz, director, 11th Street Bridge Project; and David W. Smith, executive director, The Pearl Coalition, discuss the project, community involvment, and the plans to create an engaging civic space. 

    1.5 LU HSW (AIA)|1.5 CM (AICP)|1.5 PDH (LA CES)

    $12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

  • Art Basel Hong Kong

    Hong Kong | Dates: 15 – 17 Mar, 2015
    Welcome to the newest Art Basel show. With half of the participating galleries coming from Asia and Asia-Pacific, Art Basel in Hong Kong assumes a significant role in the international artworld, providing a portal to the region's artists. The new show gives galleries from around the world a platform in Asia to demonstrate the way they work with artists, and bring their highest quality work to Hong Kong. 

    Known as the gateway between the East and West, Hong Kong ranks among the world's most dynamic international capitals. A 21st century metropolis, it is a port city with a vast skyline rising above its bustling Victoria Harbour. In addition to the many museums, concert halls, and performance spaces, a vibrant melting pot of cultures makes Hong Kong a place of endless exploration.
  • Spring 2015 Internship Opportunities at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

    Dates: 06 Dec, 2014 – 01 May, 2015

    The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection has several internship opportunities for the Spring 2015 semester: ·

    Exhibition Intern (http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internships#Exhibition) Intern will assist the Byzantine Research Associate with the onsite and online exhibit “The Holy Apostles: Visualizing a Lost Monument,” which will take place on the occasion of the Byzantine Studies Symposium on the Church of the Holy Apostles (April 24-25, 2015).  

    Image Cataloging Intern (http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internships#image-cataloging-internship) Intern will assist the Metadata and Cataloging Specialist with the migration of legacy image metadata into ICFA’s new collection management system, AtoM@DO

    Digitization Intern (http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internships#Digitization) Intern will complete the digitization of William Betsch’s photographic negatives documenting Late Antique architectural capitals in Istanbul, Turkey

    Archival Intern (http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internships#ArchivalOversize) Intern will assist the Manager and Archivist with the inventory, arrangement, and rehousing of oversize architectural drawings, tracings, and rubbings

     For more information about joining the ICFA team, please see our website under Internship Policies: http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internship-policies

  • Lost New York Regained: Transformational Conservation

    New York | Dates: 10 Dec, 2014

    When: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10

    Where:Upper Story by Charlie Palmer 979 Third Avenue, 14th Floor New York, NY 10022

    You are invited to the New York Preservation Archive Project's Eleventh Annual Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit on December 10th! Joining us this year to celebrate what would have been Albert S. Bard's 148th birthday is featured speaker Nathan Silver, author of Lost New York. This book, first published in 1967 and updated in 2000, defined an era of fresh thinking about historic architecture meeting the wrecking ball. Mr. Silver rejected the spurious notion that the demolition of treasured urban property was the inescapable price of progress. To make his case, he used potent historic photographs to illustrate the astonishing riches that were vanishing from the streetscape. At the Bard Breakfast, Mr. Silver will encourage us to consider innovative ideas for conservation that transform threatened buildings and urban places. The talk will undoubtedly be provocative, inspiring admiration and argument as he weaves a narrative of valuable lessons. Adele Chatfield-Taylor, past President and CEO of the American Academy in Rome, will introduce Mr. Silver.
    Nathan Silver is an architect, writer, and educator who trained at Cooper Union and Columbia University. Lost New York, originally an exhibition he curated while teaching at Columbia, was later published as the book for which he received a Certificate of Merit from the Municipal Art Society, and a nomination for the 1967 National Book Award. After moving to Britain, Mr. Silver taught architectural design at Cambridge University and became architecture critic for the New Statesman. In addition to his work as a practicing architect, he served as a Visiting Professor at the University of California San Diego, and Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of East London. His other books include The Making of Beaubourg: A Building Biography of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation with Charles Jencks. After 46 years Lost New York has recently gone out of print, but a newly revised and updated edition is being planned. In the author's words, "That's so the book can continue to astonish some, sustain memory for others, and remind everyone that concern for the future of the past is an ongoing matter, and a noble job for us all."

    Sponsored and organized by: New York Preservation Archive Project

    Speakers: Nathan Silver, Adele Chatfield-Taylor

    Event website: http://www.nypap.org/content/bard-breakfast-2014

    Cost per member: $150.00

    Cost for each guest: $150.00

  • Reminder! Apply for the 2015 ARLIS/NA Research Awards

    Dates: 04 Dec, 2014 – 04 Feb, 2015
    The Research Awards Sub-Committee is accepting applications for the H. W. Wilson Foundation Research Award, the Worldwide Books Award for Publications, and the Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources! http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors
  • The 64th Attingham Summer School

    Dates: 13 – 20 Jul, 2015
    Call for Applications: Applications are now being accepted for the 64th Attingham Summer School (July 3–20, 2015), an intensive eighteen-day residential course devoted to the study of British historic houses. The purpose of the course is to examine the architectural and social history of the historic house in Britain, study the contents of these buildings – their paintings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, silver, textiles and other applied arts – as well as the planning, decorative treatment and use of the interiors, and to stimulate debate on problems relating to the conservation and presentation of the country house and its contents.
  • Design Shanghai 2015

    Shanghai | Dates: 27 – 30 Mar, 2015

    Dates are set for the second edition of Design Shanghai, which will take place 27 – 30 March 2015 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, following a major launch in February 2014.

    With more than 47,000 visitors to the inaugural show in 2014, Design Shanghai was the most successful design trade event launched in China to date. To build on its immense success, 2015 will see the show double in size, occupying every square metre of the stunning Shanghai Exhibition Centre to accommodate 60,000 expected visitors in March. Jaguar Land Rover will return as the headline sponsor of Design Shanghai in 2015.

    The show will feature more than 300 exhibitors across the three halls; Contemporary Design, Classic Design and Collectible Design. World-renowned design brands have confirmed their presence, including Moroso, Foscarini, Vitra, Seletti, Ibride, HAY and Fritz Hansen. In addition to showcasing some of the world’s most celebrated designers and manufacturers, interactive features alongside a seminar programme led by acclaimed architects and designers will be presented, whilst cafes and a champagne bar will cater for visitors.

    Among the confirmed installations is Bally’s Jean Prouvé 6x9 house. The house by the famous mid-century architect will be furnished with Pierre Jeanneret’s iconic furniture, as well as the work of a promising young Chinese artist, selected by Jérôme Sans. After exhibiting elements at Art Basel and Miami, Bally’s travelling installation will be finally brought together in its entirety and make its way to Design Shanghai 2015.

    The design industry in China grew by 11% in 2013, with revenue totalling £76 billion in Shanghai, which was awarded a UNESCO City of Design in 2010. It is projected that China will have built 10 new cities - each the size of New York - by 2025, securing the region as an exciting place for those within the design community.

    Visitors to the exhibition can see some of the newest products from participating Design Shanghai 2015 brands including Vitra, HAY and Fritz Hansen. Additionally, John C Taylor, designer of the famous Corpus Clock at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, will also be showcasing a live projection of the 24-carat gold-plated stainless steel disc Chronophage during the exhibition. Visitors to Design Shanghai will have the chance to see one of John C Taylor’s one-off Chronophages in person at the Collectible Design hall in March, featuring a special dragon escapement.

    Design Shanghai is organised by Media 10 Limited and supported by the Shanghai Promotion Centre for City of Design and Shanghai Design Week.

    Design Shanghai 
    27 – 30 March 2015 
    Shanghai Exhibition Centre 
    Jingan District, Shanghai, China 
    Website: www.designshowshanghai.com

  • Olafur Eliasson: Contact

    Paris | Dates: 17 Dec, 2014 – 16 Jan, 2015

    Fondation Louis Vuitton is launching the second phase of its inaugural program with an expansive exhibition by Olafur Eliasson, from 17 December 2014 to 16 February 2015.

    Entitled Contact, Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition explores “the relations between self, space, and universe” by creating a cosmos within the Fondation.

    Eliasson’s first solo show in France since his 2002 exhibition at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Contact envelops visitors in a choreography of moving light and shadows, seemingly transporting them into the darkness of outer space. A number of smaller optical devices distributed throughout specially built passageways continue the artist’s on-going investigations into the mechanisms of perception and the construction of space.

    As Olafur Eliasson explains: “My exhibition addresses that which lies at the edge of our senses and knowledge, of our imagination and our expectations. It is about the horizon that divides, for each of us, the known from the unknown.”

    On the roof, Olafur Eliasson will install an apparatus that tracks the sun and, at certain hours of the day, directs light rays onto a multifaceted, geometric sculpture suspended within the building.

    The exhibition interacts with the newly unveiled site-specific commission Inside the horizon, a vibrant interplay of daylight, yellow light, shadows, and reflections that offers constantly changing perspectives of the Fondation’s architecture, the surroundings, and other visitors.

    Olafur Eliasson: Contact

    Chief Curator : Suzanne Pagé

    Curators: Laurence Bossé and Hans Ulrich Obrist, in close cooperation with Claire Staebler, together with Olafur Eliasson and his studio.

  • The Struggle for the Future of New Orleans

    Princeton | Dates: 08 Dec, 2014

    Dec 8, 2014  |  12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  |  School of Architecture, N-107

    Nine years after failed levees produced catastrophic flooding following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is a changed city, with a population that is both smaller and whiter than it was before the storm. While many swaths of the city bear few traces of the devastation of 2005, other areas remain mired in a fitful recovery nearly a decade later. The dismantling of public housing, the privatization of public education, and the gentrification of residential neighborhoods have defined post-Katrina New Orleans for many residents. Meanwhile, southeast Louisiana loses the equivalent of about a football field worth of land to erosion every hour, virtually guaranteeing future environmental disaster in the Crescent City. Given this picture, how should residents and those who love the city respond? How can preparations for New Orleans’ future be guided by the tenets of racial, economic, and environmental justice? And how will what lies ahead for New Orleans impact people elsewhere?

    Malik Rahim is a native of the New Orleans’ West Bank. He was a founding member of the New Orleans chapter of the Black Panther Party, where he helped to organize a free breakfast program for children and a health clinic in the Desire neighborhood. He has been a public housing tenant organizer, an advocate for prisoners’ rights, and an outspoken opponent of the death penalty. He twice ran for public office as a member of the Green Party. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he co-founded Common Ground Collective, a grassroots, all-volunteer relief organization that took as its motto “Solidarity Not Charity” and whose work included the provision of essential supplies, a free medical clinic, debris removal, home rebuilding, legal advocacy, bioremediation, and wetlands restoration. He will be in conversation with Prof. Joshua Guild, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies.

    Lunch will be served.

  • Art Basel Miami Beach

    Miami Beach | Dates: 04 – 07 Dec, 2014

    Welcome to the favorite winter meeting place for the international artworld. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this Art Basel show presents artwork from across the globe. Over 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate, drawing over 70,000 visitors each year.

    With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America’s most iconic cities. During Art Basel, it embraces the artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event.

  • Veterans Memorial Coliseum Lecture and Tour

    Portland | Dates: 11 Dec, 2014

    Join DoCoMoMo_Oregon for a lively lecture and a behind the scenes tour of the historic Veterans Memorial Coliseum: Portland’s international architectural jewel. Lecture presented by Rick Potestio, and tour lead by VMC Assistant General Manager, Scott Sission.

    When completed in 1960, Memorial Coliseum was a technological feat of engineering and operation unrivaled by any other large civic structure, and a fully-articulated example of lnternational-Style Modernism. In addition to the glass curtain wall, Memorial Coliseum’s other features, such as the undulating concrete seating bowl, contribute to the significant social history of the building. The building is the only large-scale public arena glass-walled structure of the mid-century retaining its original design, materials, workmanship, highly urban context, and original relationship to nearby geographic features such as the Willamette River.

    TICKETS $5 for DoCoMoMo Members & Students (with valid student I.D.) / $10 for non-members.

  • Holiday Open House at the Sutter-Meyer Farmhouse

    University City | Dates: 06 Dec, 2014

    Holiday Open House at the Sutter-Meyer Farmhouse
    Saturday, December 6, 2014
    1 to 4 pm
    Free and Open to All

    Sponsored by the Sutter-Meyer Society and Gargoyles Chapter #1322 of the MO State Questers

    The house will be decorated in festive Victorian style. Tea and cider will be served, along with cookies. Members of the Sutter-Meyer Society will be on hand to tell tales of holidays past at the oldest house in University City.

    Gargoyles members are making small hand-decorated holiday trees to be sold at the open house, with all proceeds benefiting the preservation and restoration of the Sutter-Meyer Farmhouse.

    For further information call Jen Jensen at 314-862-4569.

  • Architectural Histories - special issue on Travel, Dec. 15 deadline

    Dates: 01 – 15 Dec, 2014
    Architectural Histories: The Open Access Journal of the EAHN Call for Papers for 2015 special issue Theme: Travel Guest Editors: Davide Deriu, Edoardo Piccoli, Belgin Turan Özkaya
  • Friends of Fairsted 2015 Beveridge Research Fellowship

    Brookline | Dates: 29 Nov, 2014 – 01 Apr, 2015
    This fellowship supports research in the Olmsted archives at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. It provides a $1,500 stipend that may be used to defray living or travel expenses. Students, developing Olmsted scholars, and emerging professionals are encouraged to apply. Applications are due April 1, 2015; research must be completed within one year. For more information, including past recipients and the application form and guidelines, please visit www.friendsoffairsted.org.
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Creative Conflict, The 31st Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture

    Boston | Dates: 10 – 10 Dec, 2014
    Creative Conflict: The 31st Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture Call for Papers Submissions Due: December 10, 2014 (DEADLINE EXTENDED!) Symposium Dates: February 27-28, 2015 www.bu.edu/ah/students/graduate-student-history-of-art-architecture-association/the-symposium/ Conflict generates and transforms many works of art and architecture, both inspiring their creation and shaping their legacies. We invite submissions that explore visual and material manifestations of discord among individuals, groups, nations, or ideologies. Possible subjects include: works directly addressing disagreement, violence, and war; political persuasion and ideological dissent; inner turmoil; protective structures and objects (armor, weaponry, fortifications, etc.); damage inflicted by riot or unrest, and disputes over the ownership and display of artworks. A paper title, abstract (300 words) and CV should be sent to the Symposium Coordinator, Sarah Parrish, at bugraduatesymposiumhaa@gmail.com. Papers should be 20 minutes in length and selected speakers will be notified before January 1st. The Symposium will be held Friday, February 27 – Saturday, February 28, 2015, with a keynote lecture by Dr. Richard M. Leventhal, Executive Director of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery on Friday evening and graduate presentations on Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries

    Cincinnati | Dates: 10 Jan – 07 May, 2015

    Returning to the Betts House from January 10 through May 7, 2015

    Come celebrate Cincinnati’s unique beer history at The Betts House! The Betts House is pleased to announce the return its 2013 exhibit, Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries, on view from January 10 through May 7, 2015. Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer is the first exhibit to explore the tunnels, breweries, buildings and people that made Cincinnati a leader in the 19th-century brewing industry. Through photos, charts and detailed narrative, the exhibit explains the technology and construction of Cincinnati’s breweries. Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer also highlights the social and cultural influences that made Cincinnati a brewing destination, such as immigration and labor.

    Why a beer exhibit? In the late 1890s, beer consumption in Cincinnati was two-and-a-half times the national average. To satisfy such a significant beer drinking community, the Cincinnati brewery industry grew to meet the demands, resulting in one of the largest collections of pre-Prohibition brewery buildings in the United States.

    This exhibit was researched, written and curated by local experts, Steve Hampton, architect and executive director of the Cincinnati Brewery District Urban Redevelopment Corporation, and Michael Morgan, historian and author, “Over-the- Rhine, When Beer was King”.

    Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer is created in partnership with The Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation and sponsored by the Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee; the John Hauck Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, John W. Hauck, E. Allen Elliot, and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees; and the Ohio Humanities Council.

    Built in 1804, Ohio’s oldest brick house is located in the Betts-Longworth Historic District near downtown Cincinnati.  The Betts House is a museum of the built environment, offering exhibits and programs exploring architecture, historic preservation, building trades, construction technologies, and building materials.  Located two blocks west of Music Hall, at 416 Clark Street, the house is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 12:30 – 5 p.m. Other days and times are available by appointment.  Admission is $2 per person. Visit http://www.TheBettsHouse.org for more information.

    The Betts House is owned by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Ohio (NSCDA-OH), a non-profit organization, founded in 1896, which promotes our national heritage through historic preservation and education.  In 2000, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presented their prestigious Trustee Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites to The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America “for acquiring, restoring, and interpreting a collection of historic properties that offer invaluable opportunities to experience the rich variety of America’s heritage.”

  • Getty Conservation Institute’s From the Field: Conserving Southern California’s Modern Architecture

    Los Angeles | Dates: 09 Dec, 2014
    December 9, 2014
    7:00 PM
    Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center

    Southern California boasts an unparalleled legacy of Modern architecture. Throughout the twentieth century, the region served as a veritable laboratory for new architectural ideas and forms, expressed in everything from small-scale residential architecture to commercial and monumental civic buildings. These aging structures, so integral to the region's landscape, now present architectural and conservation practitioners with a range of challenges—such as adapting obsolete buildings to modern uses, meeting energy efficiency needs while preserving character-defining features, or sensitively restoring features and finishes that have been lost over time—which demand the development of innovative solutions.

    This evening's program will showcase six recent projects by Los Angeles-area practitioners, each highlighting a different preservation challenge and building type, and presented by the practitioners themselves. 

    The event will be "Powered by PechaKucha," a simple presentation format in which speakers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds, making for a fast-paced and lively evening. 

    This event is presented in conjunction with Getty Conservation Institute's Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, which seeks to advance the practice of conserving twentieth-century heritage.