Los Angeles |
Dates: 15 Jun, 2013
On June 15, join us on this self-driven tour through Los Angeles' West Side. We love the bohemian haunts of Santa Monica and Venice. Drive yourself or carpool, and set your own pace—perfect for a laid-back Saturday. The homes are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The West Side Home Tour Meet the Architects Night, the kick-off to both Dwell Design Week and the Dwell Modern Home Tours, is on Friday, June 14th at The Getty Museum. Meet the architects behind the best modern residential design and hear them talk about their challenges, inspirations, and successes in designing and building the homes featured on the West Side Home Tour. Enjoy cocktails and light bites, exciting design dialogue, and special access to the Special Exhibitions Pavilion where the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents exhibition, Overdrive, will be on view.
A portion of the Home Tour and Meet the Architects Night ticket proceeds will go to our non-profit partner, Architecture for Humanity.
The Hague |
Dates: 03 – 06 Apr, 2014
Food has been an inextricable part of American warfare since the inception of the nation. From the traveling cooks of the Revolutionary War, to the advent of canned provisions during the Civil War, to the renaming of German dishes such as sauerkraut (liberty cabbage) and hamburgers (liberty steaks) during World War I, to the rise of Asian cuisine during World War II and the Vietnam War, to the surge of Middle Eastern cuisine and the French fries/freedom fries controversy of the post 9/11 era, military conflict has impacted the American diet both on the warfront and on the home front. While international politics and domestic propaganda ostensibly initiated and sustained many of these dietary changes, some outlasted the wars with which they were originally associated, becoming a permanent part of American culinary culture. The consumption of canned food, for example, was originally designed for soldiers and travelers who could not always access a fresh cooked meal. Canned food was then sold to middle class consumers as luxury items which would facilitate their busy lifestyles. After World War II, however, canned food was democratized through mass production, becoming a generic and inexpensive part of American life. Today, it is a significant part of the national palate, spawning entire industries (tuna) and foodways (spam cuisine).
War has also prompted Americans to rethink their consumption of food, ranging from the improvement of domestic beer brewing (when patriotic Americans refused to consume German beer); to the conservation and home gardening movements of World Wars I and II; to more recent efforts centering on organic and green consumption after Americans witnessed what chemicals could do to the human body during the Vietnam and Gulf Wars. Food has also served as points of contention between war-torn nations, with Hershey Bars and Coca Cola functioning first as soft power or cultural “envoys of peace,” and later as insidious portents of the American capitalism and imperialism that many associate with “hard power” US global interventions.
This workshop, which is part of the 2014 EAAS Conference at the Hague (Netherlands, April 3-6), seeks to explore the meaning of food in relation to the conference theme of American conflict and war. The workshop chairs encourage the submission of paper proposals dealing with the ways in which war has impacted American foodways and culinary culture since the eighteenth century. We are especially interested in submissions that consider material objects such as menus, posters, food packaging, recipes and cookbooks as well as media representations, including pamphlets, short films, and public service announcements produced by the US government, related agencies, and NGOs. Topics may include, but are not limited to: representations of food and war in American literature; war and the scarcity of food; food conservation movements and grassroots activism; home production and canning; gender, class, race and food; the evolution of the American diet; culinary creativity, food substitutions, and changes in cooking style; the American consumer and shopping habits; food, war, and children; propaganda and patriotism; cooking classes, textbooks and indoctrination; food rationing and hoarding; nutrition during wartime; and comparative/transnational approaches.
Paper proposals (abstracts of no more than 500 words) and one-paragraph bios should be emailed to both workshop chairs by October 1, 2013.
In order to present at the conference, membership in EAAS, or one of its affiliates, is required. Unfortunately, late submissions cannot be considered. Limited travel funds will be available for individuals with accepted abstracts.
Dates: 07 Jun, 2013
The Chicagoan—a Jazz Age magazine fashioned after The New Yorker—enters a new era today as the University of Chicago Library launches a website that makes digitized copies of nearly every issue available online for the first time. Thanks to an agreement with Quigley Publishing, the magazine can be used freely by individuals for research and educational purposes.
The Library’s new Chicagoan website, which reproduces the magazine’s complete run from 1926 to 1935, minus a few missing issues, provides an opportunity to delve into this wealth of material on the literary, cultural, artistic, athletic and social milieu of Jazz Age Chicago. Visitors to the site can browse digitized images of the magazine’s vibrant covers and lively interior pages, can read full issues from cover to cover, or can use the site’s search feature to look for the names, places, or topics of their choice. Such access will allow scholars as well as general audiences to sample the magazine or to readily discover stories, facts and images of Chicago’s cultural history for a wide range of purposes.
Dates: 17 Jun, 2013
The recent emergence of digital technologies that allow for the
spatialization of historical knowledge has the potential to radically
transform and augment the historical investigation of pre-modern cities.
Scholars whose work relies on demographic, institutional, descriptive,
artistic, and architectural sources have begun to use digital
geo-spatial technologies not only to organize and visualize their data
in new and innovative ways, but also to link that historical knowledge
to the multiple data sets that can be embedded within
dynamically-constructed temporal and spatial maps of the city to which
they belong. In this way each researcher can build custom research
environments, as well as demonstrate evidence for scholarly arguments
that draw from an ever-increasing number of digital "layers" in time and
Such a project was originally conceived by historian Nicholas Terpstra
(University of Toronto), whose team has been mapping highly detailed
demographic information from a 16th-century census of Florence into a
cartographic digital archive. One of the long-term goals of this is to
provide ways in which a range of diverse historical projects can be
mapped onto this "base layer" and rendered in both temporal and spatial
dimensions. Such a geo-spatial archive, one that is built over time
through a dialogue between interested parties, would provide the means
by which individual researchers and teams could input, link, compare,
and compute the large amounts of data that such digital technologies
allow. For example, several current projects are developing ways of
mapping out familial topographies through the locations of burial tombs,
the spatial relationships of convents throughout the city, and the
visualization of the Florentine soundscape through the temporal mapping
of the daily ringing schedule of the commune's bells. Through such
interventions, new questions can be asked of traditional texts, objects,
structures, groups, and phenomena. As a virtual inter-disciplinary forum
it would integrate linguistic and graphic information, link communities
and objects to specific topographical spaces, and embed a wealth of data
into the historical remains of the city.
In light of these ambitious goals, as well as the relative novelty of
such data computation for scholars in the humanities, an international
workshop will be held at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz -
Max-Planck Institut on 17 June 2013. We are interested in inviting a
range of scholars, both experts in the digital humanities and those who
are interested in exploiting its research potential, to participate in
the workshop to discuss strategies and methodologies of digitally
excavating, mapping, and reconstructing the literary, social, artistic,
and built remains of pre-modern Italian cities in order to develop novel
ways of interpreting the past.
Dates: 07 Jun – 01 Nov, 2013
The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. The History of Art and Architecture is among the School’s principal interests, but the program is open to all fields of historical research. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. The Institute provides access to extensive resources including offices, libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required.
Deadline: November 1, 2013
New York |
Dates: 14 Jun, 2013
In conjunction with the current exhibition The Woolworth Building @ 100, the Skyscraper Museum will present an afternoon of illustrated talks, inquiry, and dialogue inspired by the centennial of New York City’s great Gothic tower, “The Cathedral of Commerce.”
Tallest building in the world on its opening in 1913, the Woolworth Building was at once a marvel of early 20th-century technology and a masterpiece of the architectural arts. In an era when New York architecture communicated as much through the abundance of ornament, as through ambitious scale, the Woolworth Building represented an artistic creation of the highest order.
The free public program will bring together eight accomplished scholars and critics who have published widely on skyscraper history, and specifically on the Woolworth Building, with the goal of raising new sorts of questions to inform the coming decades of architectural and urban history.
The title of the afternoon’s inquiry “Medieval or Modern?” is intended as a provocation, or critique, of an old-fashioned obsession of art history with the “battle of styles”––but it also prompts, in our charge to the speakers, a consideration of the divergent lenses through which the “world’s tallest building” in 1913 can be viewed.
The program, on Friday, June 14 from 1:00-5:00 pm, is organized in two sessions, each with three speakers and one official respondent. The illustrated talks will be kept brief–15 to 20 minutes–so that a dialogue among the speakers, as well as with the audience, is built into the program. The session will be held in the lobby arcade of the Woolworth Building.
This program is free. RSVP is required to RSVP@skyscraper.org.
Seating is limited: Skyscraper Museum members receive priority.
New York |
Dates: 12 Jun, 2013
June 12, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The AIANY Women in Architecture Committee has organized a fundraiser screening of the film “A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright.” This documentary is written and directed by Beverly Willis, FAIA, and produced by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.
Viewers learn that Frank Lloyd Wright was not only a visionary and icon, but he also provided unique opportunities for women to learn the craft of architecture at Taliesin. The 20-minute film unearths the experience of more than 100 female fellows at Taliesin with a focus on six individuals who have carved a place for themselves in the legacy of women in architecture.
After the screening, Beverly Willis will speak about the film, her experiences in architecture, and the work of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.
Speaker: Beverly Willis, FAIA, Writer and Director, "A Girl is a Fellow Here:" 100 Women in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright; Founder, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
Organized by: AIANY Women in Architecture Committee
Sponsored by: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Price: $5 in advance, $10 at the door for AIA members; $10 in advance, $15 at the door for non-members
AIA CES: 1.5 LU
Los Angeles |
Dates: 19 Jul, 2013
Registration will open Tuesday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m. CST.
This study day will offer SAH members the opportunity to be shown two distinct exhibitions by the curators: Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future 1940-1990 and A. Quincy Jones: Building a Better Living. These exhibitions are part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., celebrating the city’s modern architectural heritage through exhibitions and programs at cultural institutions in and around L.A. April-July, 2013. Price $199.
A Society of Architectural Historians Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars Study Tour Fellowship is available for this Study Day. Applications accepted beginning June 4 with a deadline of June 28.
Los Angeles |
Dates: 09 Jun, 2013
Toast & Jam: Women at the Forefront of Innovation
What causes moments of insight? When do you feel most “in the zone”? As creative professionals, we strive to learn from each other and glean inspiration from those truly operating outside of the box.
The Association for Women in Architecture + Design brings together five cutting-edge design thinkers practicing in Southern California. Their work is progressive, interdisciplinary, and often revolutionary. Please join us as they share their stories at this celebratory symposium.
Dates: 04 Jun – 22 Jul, 2013
Lesser Known Architecture, an exhibition celebrating extraordinary London architecture, will be on view at the Design Museum from June 4 to July 22, 2013.
The free exhibition features ten buildings, structures and subways, nominated by leading architecture critics, that contribute to the mix and diversity of the city but are all too often overlooked and forgotten.
Curated by Elias Redstone, Lesser Known Architecture presents an alternative architectural map of the city. Each site has been photographed by Theo Simpson and will be displayed as a series of single colour offset prints in the Design Museum Cafe and Tank. The installation is designed by Ben Mclaughlin.
Dates: 04 Jun – 01 Aug, 2013
Society of Architectural Historians, 67th Annual Conference, Austin
April 9-13, 2014
As it has since 2010, this year's Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference is proud to feature the Graduate Student Lighting Talks. This full session is composed of 5-minute graduate student presentations that provide graduate students the opportunity to present their current research. Participants may choose to present their work in the form of a focused summation, a concentrated case study, or a methodological exegesis. This year, the Lightning Talks format, in which presentations are divided into thematic groups with question and discussion following each, will be augmented with established scholars acting as respondents.
Graduate students are invited to submit a short abstract (150 word
max.) headed with the applicant's name, institutional affiliation and title of talk along with their CV. The title of the talk must be 65 characters or less, including spaces. Preference will be given to advanced PhD students, but all graduate students are encouraged to apply. Please note that applications cannot be accepted from graduate students who are participating in another session, and Lightning Talks speakers will not be eligible for SAH Annual Meeting Fellowships. In addition, to allow respondents time to prepare, this year we will ask participants to submit a brief text of their presentation in early 2014.
You may contact Michael McCulloch at email@example.com with any questions. Please submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2013.
Dates: 04 Jun – 03 Aug, 2013
The Society of Architectural Historians is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 SAH Book Awards. The Society’s Book Award program includes five awards which will be presented at the Society’s Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, April 9-13, 2014. We will be accepting nominations for book awards until August 3, 2013.
The committees selecting winners for 2014 will be considering books with copyright dates of 2011 and 2012. (Years 2010, 2011, and 2012 for the MacDougall Award.) Entries for consideration may be submitted only by the publisher or publisher's distributor.
New York |
Dates: 13 Jun, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.
Merchant's House Museum
$15, MHM Members FREE. Reservations required.
We study past historical practices to advance our knowledge and adapt these concepts to our modern contingencies. Enjoy a glass of wine and join Head Gardener John Wm. Rommel in an appreciation of the framework of our “rear yard” that allows for our modern garden interpretation, discussing native and historical plant choices and usage, as well as fads and fashions, then and now.
Dates: 01 Jun, 2013
The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 67th Annual Conference in Austin, TX, April 9-13, 2014. Please submit abstracts no later than June 1st for one of the 30 thematic sessions or for the open sessions. Sessions have been selected to cover topics across all time periods and architectural styles. SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; and members of partner organizations.
Dates: 01 Jun, 2013
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded SAH a one-year grant of $51,330 to administer the SAH/Mellon Author Awards. The award is a temporary measure to provide financial relief to early-career scholars who are publishing monographs on architectural history and the history of the built environment, and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images in their publications. Through this grant SAH will provide awards to emerging scholars (those with PhDs earned during the past six years) to help defray the high costs of image licensing and reproduction for monographs on the history of the built environment.
Dates: 20 – 22 Jun, 2013
Come ready to learn and leave with a wealth of new knowledge, skills, and resources to refresh your passion and practice. The AIA National Convention is the industry's leading national event with essential, topical education sessions and tours; exhibitors ready to show you what’s new and what’s next; and many networking events and opportunities to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.
Grand Rapids |
Dates: 16 – 20 Oct, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright has long been renowned for his work in the
decorative arts as well as in architecture. For Wright, the two
were inseparable. Furniture, fabrics, tiles, glass and even tableware were all integral contributors to a building’s design. While
the entire building as a work of art was a widely shared ideal
among arts and crafts and modernist architects, few were as
prolific as Wright in a spectrum of media or as enduring in their
pursuit of innovation in the decorative arts. This was a commitment that would leave a lasting impact on the avant-garde in
the decades following World War I as well.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, one of the nation’s great centers for
the design and production of furniture during the late 19th and
early 20th centuries, is a fitting location to gain fresh insight on
Wright’s remarkable output in the decorative arts during this
year’s conference, Wright on the Inside.
St. Louis |
Dates: 20 May, 2013
Located at 500 North Grand, the Metropolitan Building was constructed in 1907 and designed by the noted St. Louis firm of Mauran, Russell & Garden. Located at the high-profile corner of Grand and Olive, the building once primarily housed doctor's offices and a large pharmacy. The eight story building with white glazed brick exterior and gold accents had, until its recent renovation, been sitting vacant and boarded for many years. The renovation of this building into a mix of artist's lofts and on-site studios represents another important step forward for Grand Center and the flourishing arts scene in Midtown. Come tour this fantastic rehabilitation with project architect Paul Hohmann and see the transformative power of adaptive reuse.
Tickets, $15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members.
Call Landmarks Association at (312) 421-6474.
Dates: 17 May – 15 Jul, 2013
The Visual Resources Association’s 32nd Annual Conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from Wednesday March 12th through Saturday March 15th in the elegant and historic Pfister Hotel.
Proposals are now being solicited for the 2014 program sessions, workshops, papers, posters, special interest/user groups, and case studies. All proposals are welcome.
The proposal deadline is July 15, 2013.
New Canaan |
Dates: 22 Jun, 2013
The Glass House continues its rich tradition as a cultural salon where leading minds across creative fields gather. Our annual gala, The Glass House Summer Party, will take place this year on Saturday, June 22 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Presented by Alfred Dunhill with additional support from Swarovski, the Summer Party will include a festive lunch, cocktails, performance, and a silent auction — all set on our stunning, pastoral landscape with opportunities to explore the Glass House and new temporary exhibitions, along with our world-class collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture.