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  • Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association Exhibition

    Providence | Dates: 23 Apr – 02 Aug, 2015
    Opening Celebration for Drawing Ambience exhibition is Thursday, April 23rd, 2015. 5pm Introduction in galleries with Jan Howard, Houghton P. Metcalf, Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs (RISD Museum, Providence, RI) and Igor Manjanovic, Associate Professor of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, with architect Nicholas Boyarsky. Critical Encounters: Drawing in Architecture, April 24th 1-4pm in RISD Museum galleries. Some of the most provocative ideas in architecture have been expressed through drawing. Architectural drawing can be an activity where concepts are discovered, explored, and experienced and through which the discipline can be expanded. This was the role of drawing at the Architectural Association during Alvin Boyarsky’s remarkable tenure as chairman, and it is the role that will be examined in an afternoon of gallery conversations with architects, faculty, and students. Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, April 24th and 25th - Two day symposium focuses on architectural/urban education in the context of liberal arts and arts programs. Leading thinkers discuss the nature of architectural education today and question curriculum development, emphasizing context and exploring methods for architecture to intersect with the humanities. 4/24 - Bernard Tschumi 6pm in RISD Auditorium. 4/25 - Talks and round table discussion 9am - 5pm Brown University, List Art Center Auditorium.
  • Smart Growth: Chinatown Green Streets

    Washington | Dates: 08 Apr, 2015
    The Chinatown Green Street Demonstration Project, spearheaded by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., involves the design and installation of an interconnected series of vegetated systems to manage stormwater, beautify the public right of way, and enable safe access for all users of all ages and abilities. Deborah SteinbergASLA, representing the client, andSteven SpearsASLA, representing the design team, explain how this project aims to become a world-class model for green and complete streets. This program is presented in April in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month.
    1.0 LU HSW (AIA) | 1.0 CM (AICP) | 1.0 PDH (LA CES) 

    Free Members; $10 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.
  • Sewing a Small Town: The Renaissance of a Historical Center - Architecture Summer School 2015 (July 20-August 01, 2015)

    Gassino Torinese (TO), Italy, Italy | Dates: 26 – 31 Mar, 2015
    Located 15 km from Turin, in the center of Piedmont, a region internationally known for prestigious wine (such as Barbera, Moscato, Barolo and many others) and the slow food concept, one hour by train from Milan (host of Expo 2015), three hours from the town of Genoa, in Liguria, and only an hour and a half by plane from Paris, Gassino Torinese is characterized by a medieval historic center waiting for a new reuse. The design themes developed during the summer school (July 20-August 01, 2015) will focus on the renovation, reuse and re- utilization of old and valuable buildings, now in disuse, and the rethinking of public places (streets, squares and gardens) to be integrated into the urban context, now partly in ruins and without an active identity to enhance the past of the town. Addressing the new buildings within the residual spaces, the re-utilization of buildings (public and private) and interventions at the seam between the old core and the peripheral parts are the main goals of the projects developed by the participants during the two-week workshop. In fact, the summer school will explore the possibilities of conscious interventions in the historic center of Gassino Torinese through contemporary sustainable architecture. The activities consist of theoretical evening courses and a design workshop for 20 participants, selected through the evaluation of portfolios and curriculum vitae by a scientific committee. The meanings of the historic center, given today in Italy and in Europe, and consequent problems related to the integration of today’s needs and lifestyles within a core of ancient origins, impose certain reflections. One challenge that the summer school addresses is sensitization of participants to an ideal modern and sustainable architecture as a solution to the qualitative reuse of the existing heritage. The urban context of the historic center of Gassino Torinese, strongly consolidated and characterized by a precise identity as compared to other municipalities of the periphery of Turin, represents the ideal place for experimental studies on the quality of modern living in historic context. The theory courses organized within the summer school also address issues related to the European significance of historical centre, sustainable design,history of the construction and design of new buildings made in a city center. The historic core of Gassino Torinese becomes an open-air laboratory in which experimentation suggests new and innovative ways to reconsider the built environment, re- evaluating the physical memory of the regionn’s past. Apply by March 31, 2015.
  • Teen Architecture Workshop

    Boston | Dates: 22 – 23 Apr, 2015

    Explore architecture and interior design through a two-day hands-on design workshop in which you will create your own micro-housing unit—the new trend in innovative housing.

    In this Learning By Design workshop you will have the opportunity to work with professional architects, tour a micro-housing unit in the Innovation District, design and create a 3-D model, and present your work to a panel of professionals. This workshop is for teenagers aged 13 to 16; no experience is necessary, but register now, as space is limited. 

    This is a two-day workshop, April 22 and April 23, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm both days. 

  • Building Blocks: Art Deco

    Boston | Dates: 07 Apr, 2015

    Back by popular demand, BSA Space is offering a new edition of the crash course on Boston’s architecture: “Building Blocks.” This time, step into Boston’s Art Deco architectural history.

    Although Boston may not be known for its collection of Art Deco architecture, it boasts some of the finest examples of the Art Deco movement in the United States. From the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade to Post Office Square and the United Shoe Machinery Building, join Tony Fusco of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies as he explores Boston’s iconic Art Deco buildings. This engaging lecture, appropriate for beginners and aficionados alike, will immerse design lovers into the rich heritage of Art Deco design in the city.

    Indulge your passion for design, and discover the uniqueness of Boston’s Art Deco legacy.

  • Great by Design: British Architecture – Asian Vision

    Hong Kong | Dates: 31 Mar – 11 Apr, 2015

    An exhibition, public forum and three screening events, which celebrate the unique and mutually beneficial relationship between British Architects and Asian partners - relationships which result in the most innovative buildings in the world.

    The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong 
    31 March – 11 April 2015, open Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 10pm, except Public Holidays

    Great by Design: British Architecture – Asian Vision, an exhibition organised by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in partnership with the GREAT Britain campaign , will open from 31 March to 11 April 2015 in Hong Kong, celebrating the international and collaborative nature of British architecture in Asia. Recognised for its audacity, innovation and creativity, British architecture has formed a natural and intuitive relationship with Asian vision, foresight and entrepreneurial flair to produce some of the world’s most creative and innovative projects.

    Alongside the exhibition, there will also be a public forum and Asia’s first airing of ‘The Brits who Built the Modern World’, three short films by BBC TV.

    To showcase how the contemporary architectural landscape is shaped, Great by Design will offer the public rare insight into the creative background of some of the world’s most recognised buildings and outstanding recent projects. 

    Great by Design will also highlight key moments in the development of various architectural landmarks, reflecting their impact not just for the people who use them, but also for the evolution of architecture itself. Projects featured in the exhibition will include:

    • The HSBC building designed by Foster + Partners, one of the most iconic skyscrapers in Hong Kong, which established “High Tech” or “structural expressionism” globally as a new architectural style;
    • TFP Farrells’ “Post Modernist” Peak Tower that forms a metaphor for postmodern Hong Kong itself, with its distinctive eaves reminiscent of Chinese architecture; and
    • Zaha Hadid Architect’s Innovation Tower for the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, which with its seamless fluid lines created a new paradigm for the tower and podium structure that is ubiquitous to the Hong Kong architectural landscape.

    The UK is one of the world’s leading centres of architectural expertise, boasting an unparalleled depth and diversity of experience. It is particularly renowned for its architectural creativity and innovation, with UK-based architects increasingly acclaimed for their experimental, versatile and futuristic techniques and technologies. 
    This exhibition brings to life British architects’ extensive experience and work in Asia’s world city, a place where they have also established active businesses that deliver world-class projects around the region.

    The RIBA is also hosting a public forum on 30 March and a number of film screenings during 1-9 April 2015. Entry to the exhibition as well as the programmes will be open to the general public and free of charge. 

    Public Forum: Free of charge
    Monday, 30 March 2015, 2-6 pm

    This public forum, chaired by the RIBA president Stephen Hodder, will take place in partnership with The RIBA Hong Kong Chapter, and is supported by The Chinese University Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong. Professor Colin Fournier from the School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, will be the keynote speaker. His keynote will explore the themes of collaboration and creative partnerships reflected within the exhibition. Ben Warner, Managing Director of Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners; Christopher Law, Director of Oval Partnership; Matt Brook, Director of Broadway Malyan; and Stefan Krummeck, Director of Terry Farrell and Partners, will contribute to the panel discussion. These high profile figures from the industry will also be available to take questions from the floor, providing a unique opportunity for the public to find out more about the architectural world.
    Film screenings: Free of charge
    Throughout the duration of the exhibition there will be screenings of the BBC TV series ‘The Brits who Built the Modern World’, aired for the first time in Asia.

    Episode one – 1 April 2015, 7:30 – 8:30pm
    Episode two – 8 April 2015, 7:30 – 8:30pm
    Episode three – 9 April 2015, 7:30 – 8:30pm
    Architectural practices contributing to the exhibition include Aedas, Benoy, Foster + Partners, Farrells Hong Kong (TFP Farrells), Heatherwick Studio, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Zaha Hadid Associates. 
    The exhibition is sponsored by Battersea Power Station, RocaConcepts and FACT. Supporting Organisations include Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong University, and the RIBA Hong Kong Chapter.

  • A Southern Sampler: Beaufort, SC, Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC

    Savannah | Dates: 06 – 10 May, 2015
    The Victorian Society in America organizes a "A Southern Sampler" tour of three U.S. cities. The Victorian Society in America is accepting reservations for a five-day tour of historic private homes, house museums, churches, and other landmarks in three Southern cities: Beaufort, S.C.,Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga., from Wednesday, May 6, 2015, to Sunday, May 10, 2015. The first day of the tour, May 6, will take visitors to Beaufort, for a walking tour of historic and private homes, with local guides. Beaufort is the second oldest city in South Carolina and is known for its natural vistas and well preserved architecture from the Colonial and Antebellum eras. A luncheon will be served in a private residence, sponsored by the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. Visitors will tour the Parish Church of St. Helena, considered one of the oldest churches in North America. The present church building, dating to 1724, has been enlarged three times and looks today as it did in 1842. Following the church tour, a reception and tour will be held at the Telfair Academy Museum of Art, a mansion-turned museum designed by British architectural prodigy William Jay in the Regency style and built from 1818-1819 for Alexander Telfair, son of Revolutionary War patriot and former Georgia governor Edward Telfair. May 7th will feature landmarks of Savannah, including the Isaiah Davenport House; a talk by historian Christopher E. Hendricks at the Kennedy Pharmacy; a two hour trolley tour providing an overview of Savannah, and lunch at Vic’s on the River, located inside a 19th century warehouse and featuring classic Southern cooking. In the afternoon, visitors will tour three historic house museums: the 1816-1819 Owens-Thomas House by William Jay, considered by historians to be one of the finest examples of English Regency design in America; the 1848 Andrew Low House, designed with an Italianate exterior by New York architect John Norris, who also designed Savannah’s Custom House, and the Green-Meldrim House, also by Norris, one of the South’s finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture. Union General William T. Sherman’s army occupied the house in 1865 and it is now used as the Parish House for St. John’s Episcopal Church. May 8 will bring more stops in Savannah, starting with a morning talk by Savannah College of Art and Design professor and department chairman Robin B. Williams, entitled “Understanding Savannah’s Urban Plan and Architectural Traditions. Visitors will then take a walking tour of Savannah’s famous squares, including a stop at Congregation Mickve Israel, the only purely Gothic revival synagogue in the United States and then a bus tour of the Savannah College of Art and Design campus. In the evening, visitors will have an option to go to the Victorian Society’s Summer Schools Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Dinner or take part in the Savannah Preservation Festival. Saturday May 9 will be a third day of Savannah based tours, starting with private homes around Monterey Square and lunch at the private Oglethorpe Club, whose current quarters were built in 1857 as a private residence for Edmund Molyneux, British counsel at Savannah. In the afternoon, visitors will tour churches in the area, including The First Baptist Church of Savannah, the city’s oldest standing house of worship, completed in 1833 in a Greek Revival style; the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, rebuilt following an 1898 fire that destroyed everything but the outside walls and two spires. In the evening, visitors will be able to attend The Victorian Society’s closing banquet and awards presentations at the De Soto Hilton Hotel. Sunday May 10 will be devoted to Charleston, S. C., including a walking tour through downtown Charleston, from the Market through the old walled city to the Battery, and lunch at Magnolias Restaurant in the historic district Additional information about the tour, including prices and hotel reservation details, is available at
  • A Time of Contradictions: The Victorian Era in Charleston, the 2015 Margot Gayle Fund for the Preservation of Victorian Heritage Lecture

    Manhattan, New York City | Dates: 27 – 27 Mar, 2015
    The 2015 Margot Gayle Fund for the Preservation of Victorian Heritage Lecture "A Time of Contradictions: The Victorian Era in Charleston" Speaker: Brandy S. Culp, Curator, Historic Charleston Foundation Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 p.m. The Victorian Society New York, the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America looks at the forces that shaped Charleston, South Carolina. The economic and natural forces that shaped Charleston, South Carolina, will be the subject of an illustrated lecture sponsored by the Victorian Society in Americas New York Metropolitan Chapter, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015. Brandy S. Culp, curator of the Historic Charleston Foundation, will explore how periods of poverty and prosperity influenced the southern city in her talk, entitled A Time of Contradictions: The Victorian Era in Charleston. Ms. Culps talk will be the 2015 Margot Gayle Fund for the Preservation of Victorian Heritage Lecture, named after one of the founders of the Victorian Society in America. The 2015 lecture will be given at The English Speaking Union, 144 East 39th Street in New York. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the organizations Margot Gayle Fund for the Preservation of Victorian Heritage Lecture. Created in 2003, the fund enables the Metropolitan Chapter to make monetary grants to support preservation or conservation projects involving Victorian resources in the New York area. Tickets cost $50 for Victorian Society in America-New York Chapter (VSNY) members and $65 for non-members. Paid reservations are required. The address of the Margot Gayle Fund is 232 East 11th Street, New York, New York. Founded in 1966, the Victorian Society in America is the only national non-profit organization that works exclusively to celebrate and preserve Americas Victorian heritage, culture and architecture. The Victorian era was considered one of the most exuberant and tumultuous periods in Charlestons history. In her talk, Brandy Culp will examine the stark contrast in the city before and after the Civil War. The aftermath of the war, followed by natural disasters such as a major earthquake and numerous hurricanes, had a lasting effect on the citys culture and built environment. Ms. Culp will show how the Victorian era in Charleston was a time of contradictions characterized by prosperity and poverty, loss and preservation. Ms. Culp leads projects for the preservation of Historic Charleston Foundations collection of fine and decorative arts and is responsible for interpreting the interiors of the Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett House Museums. She is a co-author of the book, Grandeur Preserved: The House Museums of Historic Charleston Foundation. Email:
  • 35th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference “Always Seeking Modern”

    Midland | Dates: 13 May, 2015 – 16 May, 2016
    The Michigan Historic Preservation Network is pleased to bring its 35th annual statewide preservation conference to the City of Midland for the first time. The conference offers five tracks of educational sessions including community and themed tours. Track One showcases all sizes of Michigan communities and inspirational projects representing the conference theme. Track Two features information communities need to move their historic preservation efforts forward. Overseen by the MHPN’s Historic Resource Council, Track Three looks at techniques for restoring historic properties. Track Four includes the efforts of our partners including the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s State Historic Preservation Office, State Archaeologist, Sense of Place Council, and Michigan Main Street Program; the Michigan Barn Preservation Network; and organizations focused on Mid-Century architect and on cultural landscapes. Track Five offers tours highlighting our host community’s historic treasures and projects influenced by its commitment to preservation, especially of Mid-Century Modern resources. The conference kicks off Wednesday with two different day-long MHPN “Great Michigan Road Trips” - “Tradition and Innovation: Cities of the Bay Region” and “Preserving Heritage, Accommodating Change: Barns of Gladwin, Clare, and Isabella Counties” - during which you will get a real feel for Midland and the surrounding communities. Saturday programming includes either a half-day workshop for Historic District Commissioners or the Symposium “Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America.” Presented by the State Historic Preservation Office, the daylong Symposium features presentations focusing on Midland’s role in modernism. Among the sessions are an interview of Charles Breed, teacher and modern arts innovator; a discussion on Alden B. Dow; and the “Technical and Design Challenges of Working with Twentieth-Century Materials and Assemblies.” Additionally, symposium participants are invited to visit the 1964 Robert and Barbara Schwartz House/The “Dome House” built of Styrofoam and enjoy an evening reception at the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio. Several events and sessions during the conference are free and open to the public - Thursday evening’s All Conference Reception which includes the Vendor Showcase and Third Annual Preservation Film Festival, Michigan’s Placemaking Initiative session Friday morning, and Friday afternoon’s keynote address “American Modernism and Michigan’s Distinct Role in It” by architect and historian Alan Hess. Additionally, tickets are available for purchase for individual sessions or events like lunch with “Town and Gown Welcome,” individual tours, and the Annual Preservation Awards Reception and Ceremony. Throughout the conference, guests can bid on auction items, vie for a great raffle prize, pick up must-have books at the “Half Ton Used Book Sale,” or bid on the always popular silent auction offerings. To learn about the conference, download the brochure at, request a copy at or call (517) 371-8080. Conference costs range from $65-$390 for MHPN members; you too can enjoy immediately discounted conference fees and support MHPN year round when you join while registering. Most sessions and tours are approved for MCP, AICP, and AIA credits.
  • Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks

    New York | Dates: 21 Apr – 13 Sep, 2015
    Many believe New York’s pioneering Landmarks Law, enacted in April 1965, was the key factor in the rebirth of New York in the final quarter of the 20th century. It fostered pride in neighborhoods and resulted in neighborhood preservation in every borough, connecting and motivating residents and bringing new economic life to older communities. It ensured that huge swaths of the city remain a rich complex of new and old. It also ensured the creative re-use of countless buildings. At the same time, a new body of important architecture has emerged as architects, clients, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission devised innovative solutions for the renovation of landmark buildings and for new buildings in historic districts. The law spawned creativity in architects’ responses to building preservation that has enhanced the cityscape in all five boroughs. Presented to celebrate the law's 50th anniversary, Saving Place will be organized by Donald Albrecht, the City Museum's Curator of Architecture and Design and Andrew S. Dolkart, the Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University, with consulting curator Seri Worden, currently a consultant with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Exhibition Co-chairs: Frederick Bland, Jim Hanley, Hugh Hardy, William Higgins, John J. Kerr, Esq., Richard Olcott, Raymond Pepi, Frank Sciame, Michael Sillerman Honorary Chairs: Kent Barwick, Laurie Beckelman, Gene Norman, Sherida Paulsen, Jennifer Raab, Beverly Moss Spatt, Meenakshi Srinivasan, Robert B. Tierney.
  • Redefining Preservation for the 21st Century: A Symposium

    New York | Dates: 20 – 20 Apr, 2015
    Organized in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of New York City’s landmark law, the City Museum’s upcoming exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks will launch with “Redefining Preservation for the 21st Century”, a multi-disciplinary symposium exploring the challenges and the opportunities of the preservation movement today and in the future. What role will preservation play in keeping New York a dynamic global city? How will preservation law and practice continue to adapt over time? A distinguished group of speakers will examine how preservation shapes and strengthens our neighborhoods and our city as a whole. Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA, Principal, SHoP Architects & Director of CURE, Columbia University Roberta Brandes Gratz, Urban Critic and Journalist Michael Kimmelman, New York Times Architecture Critic Steven Spinola, President, Real Estate Board of New York Robert A. M. Stern, FAIA, Founder Robert A.M. Stern Architects & Dean, School of Architecture, Yale University Adele Chatfield-Taylor (moderator), Former President and CEO of the American Academy in Rome SYMPOSIUM TICKETS Museum Members $20 Students/Seniors $25 General Admission $35 Price includes admission to the opening reception for Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks. Members: To receive your discount, after clicking "Register," sign in to your account on the ticketing page. OPENING RECEPTION FREE for Museum Members To attend the opening reception for Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, please register below. Location 5:30–7:00 pm: Symposium at the New York Academy of Medicine (1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street) 7:00–9:00 pm: Opening Reception street at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street).
  • Evening Talk: Van Evera Bailey and Regional Modernism

    Irvington | Dates: 08 May, 2015

    Van Evera Bailey was one of the architects who developed the Northwest Regional Style of architecture popularized in the Pacific Northwest, along with Pietro BelluschiJohn Yeon and Saul Zaik. Born in Portland in 1903, Bailey apprenticed locally and then traveled the world working in New Zealand and Southern California before returning to Portland in 1936. in 1940, California architect Richard Neutra hired him as the local supervising architect for the Jan de Graaff house in Dunthorpe, a Portland suburb. The house, which included some of Bailey’s ideas, received national exposure and gave him his first big break.

    Bailey’s modern homes include large windows and deep overhanges. He designed a new and beautiful type of stilt system to deal with the challenges of hillside construction.

    Our program will provide insights on Bailey and the scope of his career, along with disucussions on interior design & preservation of Modern architecture and it all takes place in the beautiful Pietro Belluschi designed Central Lutheran Church. Featured speakers will include:

    • Anthony Belluschi, FAIA, – Central Lutheran Church and its design and restoration;
    • Becca Cavell, FAIA – Bailey’s Life and Work;
    • Jack Bookwalter, freelance writer and architectural historian onBailey’s work in Pasadena and Palm Springs;
    •  21st Century Interpretations of Modern Interiors
    • Peggy Moretti, Executive Director of Restore Oregon on the Preservation of Mid-Century Buildings;

    Those interested in personally experiencing Van Evera Bailey’s residential designs may want to participate in our Mid-Century Modern Home Tour the following day, featuring several Portland area homes by Van Evera Bailey, many of which have never been open to the public before. This is the first time such a collection of his residential work has been available for viewing.

  • SAH MDR Call for Papers 2015

    Ashland | Dates: 23 Mar – 12 May, 2015

    The theme of this year's conference will be Artifice and Authenticity in Architecture! To Play or Not To Play? Ashland is home to one of the greatest Shakespearean festivals in the U.S. but the area is also a mecca for heritage tourism. We plan to look at the architecture of both realms during our three day conference.

    The Call for Papers is now available. The deadline for submissions is May 12, 2015.

    The conference hotel will be the Best Western Bard's Inn. Mention "SAHMDR" and you will receive the conference rate of $120 per night for two queen beds or $110 per night for one king bed. Hotel tax rate is 10%. The Bard's Inn is located at 132 N Main St, Ashland OR 97520, within walking distance of our principal venue. The rate will be held until September 22, and is available for the nights of October 22-24, 2015. Call 541-482-0049 or 800-533-9627 for reservations. There is a limited supply of conference-rate rooms so make your reservation soon.

    All of our past conference documents are stored in the University of Oregon archives. However, since 1999, we have been saving our past conference programs and reports on our website. Photos since our 2011 conference are stored on our Flickr account. If you have photos you would like to share, send them to the contact email address below and we will post them with full credit due.

  • Nimble Spaces Ways to Live Together: New Cultures of Housing

    Carlow, Ireland | Dates: 01 May, 2015

    An international conference exploring participative design, spatial justice, social housing, co- housing and new ways to imagine housing in the 21st Century.

    Rory Hearne, Dept. Geography NUI Maynooth, social justice and housing advocate; Teddy Cruz (via Skype), Architect, Estudio Teddy Cruz, and activist, San Diego; Andrea Phillips, Goldsmiths University, London; LiD Architecture, architects Donegal/Berlin; Studio Weave, architects London; Jo Gooding, UK Cohousing Network, Co-ordinator; Emma Geoghegan, Meme Architecture and DIT Architecture; Susanne Hofmann, Baupiloten, Berlin; Aaron Kauffman, Hudson, New York; Cllr. Ciarán Cuffe, Urban Regeneration and Development Dept. DIT

    Call for ideas:
    We are now accepting proposals. Our conference will include talks, panel discussions and smaller active workshops. Are you someone with particular housing needs? Are you an architect/designer, researcher, artist, student, activist? Are you a group or an association of people who are tackling a particular housing issue? We are looking for innovative thinking, projects and lived experience to contribute to the breadth of this conference. If you would like to contribute please submit a 250 word outline of your proposal / Deadline March 24th at 5pm.

    Conference coincides with a presentation of films, images, and research materials from Nimble Spaces: Enabling Design, documenting long term collaborations between artists, architects and adults with a disability, considering ‘home’ and shared living. Process Space, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, 13 April to 03 May 2015.

    Date: 1st May 2015
    Time: 9.30 – 5.30pm
    Tickets: €60 full price / €20 reduced price (Lunch included in tickets) Venue: VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow
    Booking: visit or call 059 9172400

  • Field School in Built Heritage and Cultural Landscapes

    Cap-aux-Os, Gaspe, Quebec | Dates: 11 – 29 May, 2015
    Only three places left! This three-week intensive undergraduate, graduate and continuing education course brings participants together to learn hands-on about documenting, interpreting and developing historic preservation strategies for a historic ensemble in the Gaspe region of Quebec, Canada, to take place from 11 May to 29 May 2015 inclusively. To register or to obtain more information : Register before 10 April 2015. Location of field school: Cap-aux-Os and Forillon National Park of Canada in Gaspé, Québec, Canada
  • Moving Pictures: Images Across Media in American Visual and Material Culture to 1900

    Worcester | Dates: 21 Mar – 15 May, 2015
    Fall Conference: November 20 & 21, 2015 Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts Moving Pictures: Images Across Media in American Visual and Material Culture to 1900 Deadline for proposals: May 15, 2015 The fall conference of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) at the American Antiquarian Society will explore the diversity of uses of the printed image in early America. We seek paper proposals that consider imagery found historically in more than one medium in both two and three dimensional format. Examples might include printed scenes reproduced on transfer-printed ceramics or on textiles, daguerreotypes as sources for lithographs, petroglyphs or pictographs reproduced as prints, imagery from maps or published engravings depicted on powder horns, magazines and broadsides as pictorial sources of scrimshaw, tattoo imagery on skin and on paper, uses for pattern book imagery, and the crossover of engravings on paper to silver or glass. Proposals are encouraged from disparate disciplines including art and architectural history, material culture studies, history, media and visual studies, landscape studies, anthropology, English, and American studies. Please send proposals (not to exceed 250 words) for 20-minute presentations along with a CV (not to exceed 2 pages) to Nan Wolverton, Director of CHAViC, at The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2015. For further information, please contact Nan Wolverton, or Paul Erickson, See website CFP at:
  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference

    Chicago | Dates: 26 – 29 Mar, 2015

    Each spring, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) holds a four-day conference devoted to planned programs of scholarly papers, roundtable discussions, workshops, and panel sessions on a wide range of issues in research and teaching, and on Asian affairs in general.

    Benefits of Attending the AAS Annual Conference

    • The AAS Annual Conference is the PREMIER CONFERENCE for Asian studies scholars.
    • Stay abreast of RECENT RESEARCH in Asian studies.
    • NETWORK with leading scholars who share your interests and concerns.
    • Visit the AAS Book Exhibition, with MORE THAN 100 EXHIBITORS providing a diverse assortment of scholarly materials and services.
    • Features a WIDE VARIETY of subjects in close to 400 panel sessions.
    • View the latest new documentaries and films covering all areas of Asia at the AAS FILM EXPO.
  • Two Exhibitions Open at the Katonah Museum of Art on March 29: A Home for Art: Edward Larrabee Barnes and the KMA and Chris Larson: The Katonah Relocation Project

    Katonah | Dates: 29 Mar – 28 Jun, 2015
    WHAT: "A Home for Art: Edward Larrabee Barnes and the KMA" presents an overview of Barnes’ career and role in modern architecture, including a close look at the many Westchester homes he designed. With an architectural practice based in Manhattan, Barnes raised his family in Mt. Kisco, and the story of Barnes’ relationship to the Katonah Museum of Art crosses the worlds of business, art, and family life. The exhibition includes archival material from the Katonah Historical Society as well as photographs, drawings, and blueprints from the Loeb Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Video interviews with those who knew Barnes and collaborated with him on the Museum project reveal a much beloved member of the community and an unassuming local celebrity. "Chris Larson: The Katonah Relocation Project" is inspired by the astounding tale of Katonah’s relocation in the late 19th century. When multimedia artist Chris Larson heard about it, he knew he had stumbled upon a strange and inspiring story. Forced from their original location by the building of the Cross River Reservoir, the townspeople came up with a plan—they lifted their homes onto logs to be pulled by horses along soap-slicked timbers, re-siting their town to present-day Katonah. Tying this remarkable history of relocation to the building of the Katonah Museum of Art by local architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, Larson replicates Barnes’ private Mt. Kisco home at full scale in the sculpture garden. With a nod to the Katonah narrative, he constructs the modernist structure as if it were dragged in on logs, elevated on timber cribbing, and pierced through by the Norway spruce trees. Additional works in the galleries, including some cast in soap, respond directly to Katonah’s history and culture. A 2014 Whitney biennialist, Larson is a multimedia artist known for his sensitive and often dramatic responses to architectural environments and histories.

    WHEN: Both exhibitions will be on display from March 29 – June 28, 2015. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm, Closed Monday.

    COST: Admission: $10 general, $5 for seniors and students; members and children under 12 free.

    WHERE: Katonah Museum of Art 134 Jay Street (Route 22) Katonah, NY

    WHO: The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), located at 134 Jay Street (Route 22) in Katonah, NY, is a cultural destination offering changing exhibitions that feature art from all cultures and time periods. The Museum attracts visitors from Westchester and Fairfield Counties, as well as the larger tri-state region. Located at the northern end of Katonah’s “Museum Mile” just off of Route 22, and neighboring John Jay Homestead and Caramoor, the Katonah Museum of Art is a two-minute taxi ride from the Katonah Metro North train station. The KMA offers lectures, workshops, concerts and other events for a general audience, as well as innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. The Learning Center is an interactive space where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Among the many programs for children and families are Stroller Tours, Family Days, Saturday Story Time, Schools Out/Arts In vacation day programs, and art classes for children ages three through twelve. The Museum’s innovative Arte Juntos/Art Together program for new immigrant families has been recognized as a model program by the federal government. The KMA mounts multiple exhibitions per year in its main galleries, Sculpture Garden, and Learning Center. Influential modernist architect Edward Larrabee Barnes designed the 10,000 square-foot building. General Information: The Katonah Museum of Art is located at 134 Jay Street (Route 22) in Katonah, NY. For information call 914-232-9555 or visit Museum Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm, Closed Monday. Admission: $10 general, $5 for seniors and students; members and children under 12 free. Free Docent-Led Guided Tours: Tuesday through Sunday, 2:30 pm. Tours are free with Museum admission.
  • CFP: EAAC 2015 - Practical History: History in Practice and Practice in History during the 21st Century (Gwangju, Korea, 10-14 Nov 2015)

    Gwangju | Dates: 19 Mar – 15 Apr, 2015
    In the midst of the technological advancement in the areas of representation, digital design/fabrication, and constructional and structural methods, and of the urgency to cope with the environmental exacerbation, history stands at another critical moment. Beyond being a discipline of historiographical classifications, history has to approve its resilience and relevance to the contemporary cultural, productive and environmental issues. This resuscitation of the role of history should not be seen as merely reactionary. Rather, as a leading historian wrote some decades ago, memory and its collective forms such as history and tradition are indispensible ingredients in every moment of the creation of inhabitable architecture and city. If memory is denied, as claimed, there is no humanity. Likewise, if collective memory is denied, there is no architecture and city, at least livable ones. 

    The EAAC International Conferences have operated as the platform for the exchange of ideas and for the formation of international networks by embracing researches of all periods, types and areas. Marking the beginning of the second phase since its initiation with the EAAC 2002 in Seoul, the EAAC 2015 continues to perform this significant role as the cohesive datum for historians, theoreticians, educators, designers and planners on an international scale. Hoping strongly to elevate the status of the EAAC to another level where it stands as a solid international entity with appreciable influences on the trajectory of the architectural and urban culture, however, it revolves around a specific aim that inquires into and resuscitates the practical role of history in architectural and urban endeavors. Here the practical must not be understood in the sense of the instrumental that would, for instance, petrify history into a portable catalogue of styles, codes and vocabularies. Rather, the practical must be understood in the sense of history operating as a horizon on which we always presently stand in acting upon a concrete everyday situation and in formulating a creative and ingenious fusion between what is given and what could be anticipated. 
    In this context, the EAAC 2015 seeks to reframe and revivify the role of history in reference to the issues of the contemporary period. Specifically, its goal is to explore new manners of conceptualizing and practicing historic preservation, new ways of fusing the past and the present in contemporary architectural and urban practices, enduring anthropological lessons for the construction of sustainable architecture and cities, reciprocities – not antinomies – between history and technology, various forms of significant cultural encounters and so forth. Below are the session themes: 


    1. Preservation of Artifacts and Heritages 

    2. Tradition and (Post) Modernity

    3. Community, Town and City

    4. Construction, Materials and Technology

    5. Colonial, Post-Colonial and Cross-Cultural Encounters

  • Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show

    Glasgow | Dates: 16 – 17 May, 2015
    Whether you’re planning to add a spacious new extension, create a stunning new kitchen or even build your own home, then a visit to the Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show is a must:

    - Over 140 exhibitors, showcasing 1000’s of products
    - Get free impartial expert advice from experts, planners and architects
    - Bring your plans along and get an expert to review them in our Advice Centre
    - Get half-price magazine subscriptions from our leading magazines: Homebuilding & - Renovating, Real Homes and Period Living

    Dulux Design Clinic offering free personalised interior design consultations