Recent Opportunities

  • John Nolen Research Fund

    Ithaca | Dates: 20 Mar – 30 Apr, 2018
    The John Nolen Research Fund provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply. Applications are due by April 30, 2018; awards will be made by May 31 for support to begin on July 1, 2018. For fellowship information and application requirements, please visit
  • Dialectic VII: Abstract Deadline June 1st

    Dates: 20 Mar – 01 Jun, 2018

    Call for Papers and Projects

    DIALECTIC, a refereed journal of the School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah

    Dialectic VII: Architecture and Citizenship– Decolonizing Architectural Pedagogy


    June 1st, 2018


    Abstract (350 words)

    Short CV


    Dialectic VII invites reflection on the challenges of training architects for global citizenship. In recent decades, design programs in affluent and globally dominant cultures, from Japan to United States, Belgium to Dubai have developed traveling studios that place students face to face with global others. Some of these efforts reproduce the priorities of professional practice for innovation, efficiency and market viability. Others, including design-build programs in poor communities, emphasize affective experience and tactical approaches. Still others are represented as simple cultural exposure by which design students collect experiences towards open-ended results. Some of these educational forays aim to educate future designers as global citizens rather than mere passive corporate cogs within the international marketplace. However, the idea of global citizenship is complicated by the fact that the globe is a profoundly anti-democratic space, one in which international architects are some of the few granted mobility and voice. Is the very idea of “global citizenship” then an oxymoron? 

    Just as thorny aspect of this pedagogic ambition is the need for decolonizing architectural pedagogy. Despite absorption of women, colored and queer voices, desire to reach out to the destitute, non-moderns, and difference, the studio culture still brings everything back to Western and capitalist modes of governance and being in the world. Decolonization of education is a wide ranging ethical project spanning numerous disciplines, with the goal of recovering power for different ways of knowing and being, discredited by the universalist truth claims of Western system of knowledge. In our discipline, history of world architecture is one domain that is attempting to relieve architectural pedagogy from Euro-US centric frameworks of imagining architecture. This highly myopic and narrow imagination is sustained by the myth of the neutral expert—that despite being thoroughly debunked by postcolonial critiques of development—persists in our field with a stubborn tenacity.

    To bring this project to architecture requires that we take a hard look at architectural pedagogy’s placement within Cartesian epistemology. What of the cleft Descartes put between mind, matter and spirit that made the world inert and an abstract proposition, and hence available for exploitation? What of the inability of sustainability efforts and green architecture to unshackle themselves from the foundational framework responsible for the near destruction of the planet? This may require more than the deployment of feminist, race and queer theory (all also squarely Cartesian). This may mean pushing these theoretical accomplishments further and open them to the wisdom of non-anthropocentric, in fact cosmocentric epistemologies of indigenous and folk   cultures, so thoroughly discredited by dominant scientific thinking. What would architectural pedagogy and praxis look like if they became porous to perspectives based on systems of knowledge that have no place in current corporate design culture? What would its products and value system look like if it created a dialogue between Cartesian feminism, race and queer theory and their non-Cartesian practices? How do we inculcate an ethos of lateral learning in our curricula without reducing the dominated cultural knowledge to our preexisting frameworks? How can “citizen” architects exploit these openings towards more equitable and sustainable futures? Does this make the idea of “global citizenship” viable or does it still remain an untenable ideal? 

    In Dialectic VII, we seek submissions that address both global citizenship training and the types of architectural practices it might ultimately promote. We want to better understand what happens when design practitioners and students are thrust from the comfortable realm of expertise into a space of compromise, accountability and ethics. What architectural practices already exist outside simple cost/wage structures? What practices are already open to lateral learning? What sustainability efforts successfully unshackle themselves from the technological rationality responsible for the planet’s global problems? How do ritual, reciprocity, volunteerism, prayer, bribery, nepotism, sacrifice, generosity, and other extra-capitalist practices infiltrate the supposedly neutral territories of architectural knowledge? As architects move from one global location to another, what productive lessons are learned from the differently modern people they encounter? Can one learn to be a global citizen without leaving one’s “home” country? What role might architectural “practices without practice,” such as public history, preservation, curatorial work, discourse and research play in broadening our horizons beyond capitalist vision of architecture? In considering these questions, we invite scholars to allow careful observation of lived phenomenon to drive analysis.

    Dialectic VII invites articles, field notes, reports, maps, and image essays on architectural citizenship and its entanglement with the decolonization of architectural pedagogy and practice. The editors value critical statements and model practices. We hope to include instructive case studies and exciting examples of professional practice. Possible contributions may also include mapping of ongoing debates across the world, and reviews of books, journals, exhibitions and new media. Please send abstracts of 350 words and short CVs to one of the editors: Shundana Yusaf, Anna Goodman, Ole W. Fischer and B.D. Wortham-Galvin by June 1st, 2018.

    Accepted authors will be notified by June 15th. Photo essays with 6-8 images and full papers of 2500-3500 words must be submitted by August 15, 2018, (including visual material, endnotes, and permissions for illustrations) to undergo an external peer-review process. This issue of Dialectic is expected to be out in print by Fall 2019.


    DIALECTIC a refereed journal of the School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah

    ISSN: 2333-5440 (print)

    ISSN: 2333-5459 (electronic)

  • LAB CULT: An unorthodox history of interchanges between science and architecture

    Montreal | Dates: 23 Mar – 02 Sep, 2018

    The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents Lab Cult: An unorthodox history of interchanges between science and architecture. On view in the CCA’s Octagonal Gallery, the exhibition is curated by Evangelos Kotsioris, CCA Emerging Curator 2016–2017 and investigates the concept of the laboratory as a pervasive and recurring metaphor for experimentation in both science and architecture. As a place for the conduct of rigorous research, the lab has been an incredibly productive concept for both of these fields. But at the same time, this exhibition provocatively argues, the laboratory has developed into a cult – its seeming credibility has been repeatedly mobilized in order to normalize social behaviors, discipline the performance of bodies, regulate our environments, standardize the ways we live.

    Kotsioris conducted his research during a three month residency at the CCA and developed the curatorial approach of the exhibition by juxtaposing archival material from the CCA collection with models, scientific instruments, photographs and films on loan from more than twelve international archives, museums, collections and scientific institutions. The majority of these interrelated objects will find themselves sharing the same space for the first time at the CCA.

    The CCA Emerging Curator program offers the opportunity to propose and curate a project at the CCA related to contemporary debates in architecture, urban issues, landscape design, and cultural and social dynamics. 

    Evangelos Kotsioris, CCA Emerging Curator 2016–2017, is a New York-based architectural historian, curator and architect. His research focuses on the intersections of architecture with science, technology and media. He is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Architecture & Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2016 he was the Assistant Curator of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, Are We Human? curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley and co-curator of the ongoing collaborative research project Radical Pedagogies, which was awarded a Special Mention at the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Currently he is completing his PhD at Princeton School of Architecture. His dissertation composes an architectural history of computerization during the Cold War and has received the Carter Manny Citation for Special Recognition by the Graham Foundation. Kotsioris graduated with first class honors from the School of Architecture of AUTh in Greece and holds a MArch II from Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has been a travelling fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians and a graduate fellow of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Kotsioris has taught at Harvard, Princeton, the Boston Architectural Center and The Cooper Union.

  • Picturing Milwaukee: Sherman Park Summer 2018 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School

    Milwaukee | Dates: 29 May – 13 Jul, 2018

    Class Dates: June 4 - July 13, 2018; Final exhibit: July 21, 2018
    Preparatory Workshop (attendance required), Tuesday, May 29. 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UWM

    You may participate in this field school free as a community intern. However if you want university credits you will need to sign up for summer school classes at
    We will be accepting a maximum of 15 students.  You may take a maximum of 6 credits.  Choose from the list below. 

    ARCH 534 Field Study. –3 cr.
    ARCH 553: Vernacular Buildings/Groupings 
    ARCH 561 Measured Drawing for Architects. –3 cr.
    ARCH 562 Preservation Technology Laboratory. –3 cr.

    This summer course provides students an immersion experience in the field recording of the built environment and cultural landscapes and an opportunity to learn how to write history literally “from the ground up.”  The 2018 field school focuses on Sherman Park, a racially, economically and culturally diverse neighborhood known for its artist communities and active neighborhood groups. We are interested in examining what environmental justice and climate justice mean to the residents of Sherman Park, how they define and address these issues at a grassroots level, and how individual practices of caring and stewardship ensure equitable access to resources for all community residents. 

    This project seeks to employ the enduring creativity of storytelling, the power of digital humanities, and depth of local knowledge to galvanize Milwaukee residents to talk about their homes as repositories of community memory, spaces of caring and markers of civic pride. Students will learn how to “read” buildings within their urban material, social, ecological and cultural contexts, create reports on historic buildings and cultural landscapes and produce multimedia documentaries.
    The five-week course calendar covers a broad array of academic skills. Workshops during Week 1 will focus on photography, measured drawings, documentation and technical drawings; no prior experience is necessary. Week 2 will include archival and historical research focusing on the study of the built environment. Week 3 schedule includes workshops on oral history interviewing and digital ethnography. Week 4 is centered on mapping and archival research. Week 5 and 6 will be devoted to producing final reports and multi-media documentaries.
    Nationally recognized faculty directing portions of this school include Jeffrey E. Klee, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Anna Andrzejewski, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michael H. Frisch, Professor and Senior Research Scholar, University at Buffalo, Guha Shankar, Folklife Specialist at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., and Arijit Sen, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
    Documentary equipment, and supplies, will be provided, but students must be able to fund their own travel, meals and modest lodging accommodations (if they are from out of town). 

  • An Example for the Nation: Modernism and Classicism in the Washington Metro

    Washington | Dates: 03 – 03 Apr, 2018

    In 2014, the American Institute of Architects bestowed its Twenty-Five Year Award on the stations of the Washington Metro, noting that the "original Metro stations have become icons of Washington architecture," and that "they are quintessentially modern while maintaining a certain grandeur befitting the nation's capital." In his lecture, Schrag will explore how architect Harry Weese; his client, the National Capital Transportation Agency; and the Commission of Fine Arts integrated modernist values and Washington's classical traditions to create a design that won admiration at the time and remains inspiring half a century later.

    The Washington Metro is an example of bold Brutalist mid-century design that marks an important development in the conception of modernism’s role in Washington, D.C. Recent demolitions of Brutalist buildings in the city have shown that now is the time to reevaluate and celebrate this architecture.

    Zachary M. Schrag is a professor of history at George Mason University. He is the author of The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), and Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences, 1965-2009 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). He is now working on a third book, an examination of the Philadelphia nativist riots of 1844.

    William Gallagher is a founding principal at KGP and leads the firm’s transit, urban design and planning studio. He has more than 40 years of experience designing and managing projects, including architecture, master planning and multiple transportation modes. As chief facilities designer for several transit systems, he has worked with many international corporations in the US, Asia and the Middle East. He has been involved in creating and integrating transit systems that have played vital roles in the development of communities in local and regional environments. Gallagher’s first job out of architecture school was with Harry Weese in 1976, the summer Metro opened. Gallagher worked with Weese on a new station type, an all elevators approach for Forest Glen, and on problem solving as the Metro grew.

    Schedule of events:
    Lecture – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Discussion – 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    After the event, we’ll continue the conversation at West End Bistro.
  • Field School in Heritage Documentation

    Dates: 08 May – 23 Jun, 2018

    Fieldwork is arguably one of the most important skills a student of the cultural landscape can learn. Understandably then, having the opportunity to attend a field school and gaining hands-on experience conducting fieldwork under the tutelage of an experienced professional is a significant resume builder.

    Many students, however, are full-time working professionals with job or family obligations that prohibit them from taking the time away from work and family commitments to attend a traditional field school which is often 3-6 weeks. By offering online instruction and assignments before and after a week-long field school, thus reducing the time required away from home, the Kentucky Field School in Heritage Documentation is purposely structured to enable individuals unable to attend traditional field schools, an opportunity to participate in an immersive field-based learning experience. We believe the Kentucky Field School in Heritage Documentation may be the first hybrid field school offered in the United States.

    The 2018 field school will be taught May 13-20 in Harlan County, Kentucky; the heart of the Appalachian coalfields. While we will be visiting and documenting resources located throughout the county including settlement period log homes, traditional cemeteries, mountaintop removal sites, and former coal company towns, we will be based at the Pine Mountain Settlement School, a National Historic Landmark.

    Visit the Field School page for additional information including course emphasis, deadlines, and how to apply for a limited number of partial tuition scholarships.

    For additional information contact:

    Karen Hudson, Ph.D.

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Department of Historic Preservation

    University of Kentucky
  • Online Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation

    Dates: 23 Mar – 15 Aug, 2018
    This summer and fall the University of Kentucky Department of Historic Preservation will be offering our largest selection of distance learning courses since initiating our online Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation.

    Summer 2018
    • HP 601 Introduction to Historic Preservation (online)
    • HP 676 Field Methods in Heritage Conservation (hybrid)
    • HP 772 Adaptive Reuse (hybrid)

    Fall 2018
    • HP 601 Introduction to Historic Preservation (online)
    • HP 617 Historic Preservation Planning (online)
    • HP 671 Introduction to Cultural Resource Management (online)

    We are particularly excited to announce the intensive week-long field school portion of HP 676 Field Methods in Heritage Conservation, one of our hybrid courses will be based this summer at the Pine Mountain Settlement School, a National Historic Landmark located in the heart of the Appalachian Coalfields. Frequently asked questions about the Field School, as well as information about how to apply for a limited number of partial tuition scholarships, can be found on the Field School in Heritage Documentation Home Page.

    We are also pleased to announce the addition of a new hybrid course, HP 772 Adaptive Reuse.  Our hybrid courses combine online instruction with intensive short-term in-person learning experiences. While the week-long hands-on portion of HP 676 Field Methods in Heritage Conservation is field based, the face-to-face portion of HP 772 Adaptive Reuse gives students the opportunity to get hands-on studio experience. The courses are scheduled so students can choose to take one or all three this summer.

    If you have additional questions, please contact:

    Karen Hudson, Ph.D.

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Department of Historic Preservation

    College of Design

    University of Kentucky


  • CGTrader Digital Art competition

    Dates: 15 Mar – 30 Sep, 2018
    CGTrader, the world's largest database of 3D models and 3D designers, has introduced the Digital Art Competition, which invites all CG artists (both 2D and 3D)!

    You can submit up to three works of art to each of the six categories: Character Illustration, Character Concept Design, Environment Illustration, Environment Concept Design, Object Design, and Object Concept Design. Contestants will also have the chance to achieve the Public Award.

    There are no hard requirements, and artworks do not have to be created exclusively for the competition, so feel free to show everyone your best and favorite works. For more details, visit the competition page and be sure to check out the Categories & Prizes section!

    The CGTrader Digital Art Competition gives participants exposure in our 1.2M+ designer community and the chance to win prizes valued over $60,000.
  • Community Policing in the Nation's Capital: The Pilot District Project, 1968-1973

    Washington | Dates: 31 Mar, 2018 – 15 Jan, 2019

    In 1968, the eyes of a worried nation were on Washington, D.C. After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the ensuing widespread neighborhood destruction that followed in the district and nationwide, what would come next? Would D.C.’s political and community leaders rise to the occasion?

    A new exhibition organized as part of a city-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination explores the Pilot District Project (PDP), a local experiment in community policing. The PDP centered on several African American residential and business neighborhoods hardest hit by fires, looting, and other civil disturbances in the spring of 1968. This neighborhood stood in for other streets in other cities where police and the community were often at odds. The neighborhood itself became a training ground for a new type of policing.

    This exhibition will display for the first time a newly discovered collection of posters, maps, and other materials from this innovative community policing plan. Connections between the PDP and other D.C. community groups will illuminate the context of activism in the capital city. The exhibition will introduce visitors to this compelling and timely story of urban policing, community participation and resilience, federal intervention, and a program with good intentions that perhaps was never up to its herculean task.

    This exhibition is a collaboration between the National Building Museum and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

  • Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2019-2020

    Princeton | Dates: 01 Jun – 15 Oct, 2018
    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.  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.  Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis.  Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations and music studies.   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.  Further information can be found in the announcement on the web at, or on the School's web site,  Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address:  Deadline: October 15, 2018.
  • IHBC Annual School - Belfast 2018 'Our Shared Heritage - Communication, Negotiation, Transformation'

    Belfast | Dates: 21 – 23 Jun, 2018
    The IHBC has launched the online booking for the next in its celebrated series of Schools – in Belfast on 21-23 June, on ‘Our shared Heritage. Communication | negotiation | transformation’ – with ‘early bird’ booking, bursaries, low-cost residential options, IHBC members and colleagues can explore our Full School tour options, from the global brand of the Titanic quarter or the nationally important country house, to local contested heritage, all offering some of the best value heritage CPD around, and all courtesy of the IHBC.

    This year’s Annual School has a strong international theme led by its Keynote Speakers, Bill Drummond and Jukka Jokilehto and its place in the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, and explores:

    • Community engagement: consultation, politics and heritage

    • Inclusive histories: Historic England’s Enrich the List

    • Heritage funds and funding opportunities

    • Crossing borders and boundaries in cultural heritage

    • Technical insights: From design and detail to projects and planning

    • Extensive case studies: Heritage communication, negotiation and transformation! 

    To book just follow the School’s homepage links or go direct:

    NewsBlog links:

    For all and more on the IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School see

    Watch the introduction of the IHBC Annual School 2018, Belfast on the IHBC YouTube channel

  • 'Smart' Urban Heritage Management

    Dates: 14 Mar – 01 May, 2018

    'Smart' Urban Heritage Management Session at the 15th Architectural Humanities Research Association International Conference, 15th – 17th November 2018, Department of the Built Environment, TU Eindhoven.

    The historic fabric which represents a city’s evolution and development is increasingly viewed as a set of assets that enhance the urban experience. These assets can create a sense of place, foster stronger communities, or help define unique identities that boost the urban economy by attracting investment in businesses, urban renewal projects and redevelopment opportunities. However, the unprecedented rise in urbanization trends has placed increased pressures on cities to utilize resources more efficiently, balancing development needs and carbon reduction targets while maintaining some of the historic fabric. It has therefore become imperative to manage heritage assets effectively and sensitively so that these continue to retain value and remain relevant to current and future generations.

    This session aims to explore how urban heritage can be managed and maintained in a smart city. We look forward to receiving papers from researchers and practitioners in the field of urban heritage management that address questions such as : How might smart technologies inform heritage policy? What smart tools are currently used and how have they assisted in managing urban heritage? How do these tools and technologies connect the intangible values associated with historic fabric to an increasing global population? How can information communication technologies, internet applications and other smart tools be used in view of budgetary constraints? What lessons have been learned and how can they be used to inform urban policy for an increasingly mixed range of pre- and post-1940’s urban fabric?

    The call for conference papers is currently open. Please visit

    Deadline for abstract submission is: 1st May 2018, 09:00:00am CET,

    We welcome proposals for papers to the session (please click on the title to submit). Paper abstracts must include:

    -        name and affiliation of author (and up to one other co-author), with one of the paper (co-)authors being identified as lead contact for the session chair and the organization committee (in the event of two co-authors, at least one must register and attend the conference).

    -        Paper title

    -        Paper abstract (up to 300 words)

    -        A short bio per author of up to 300 words

    Chicago | Dates: 28 – 28 Mar, 2018

    Thomas Dyja will deliver the inaugural Alfred Caldwell Lecture, “The Caldwell Farm: A Sense of Himself in Forty Acres,” on Wednesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall.

    Thomas Dyja is a noted novelist and biographer. His survey of post-war Chicago, “The Third Coast” was selected by the Chicago Public Library for the 2015/2016 “One Book, One Chicago” initiative. Other works of note include a recent edition of the award-winning “On the High Line” and the biography "Walter White; The Dilemma of Black Identity in America".

    This lecture marks the first of five installments in “Alfred Caldwell and the Performance of Democracy” a series of multi-site programs that address a diverse range of geographies and constituencies to amplify access, interpretations, and new scholarship on Caldwell. Dyja’s contribution aims to expand the latent discourse of landscape architecture in the Midwest.

    "Alfred Caldwell and the Performance of Democracy” programming will run from early Spring through Fall of 2018, and is hosted by the Graham Resource Center in partnership with the IIT Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program. Support for this series comes from a generous grant by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, with additional support from IIT College of Architecture and Caldwell Farm.

  • Paul Cret and Modern Classicism

    Philadelphia | Dates: 11 – 12 May, 2018

    On May 11 and 12th of 2018, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art will co-sponsor a symposium on the life and work of Paul Philippe Cret. A variety of scholars and practicing architects will present papers that will explore Cret and his work and will also put his architecture into its several early twentieth-century contexts.

    Paul Goldberger will deliver the keynote address on Friday evening, May 11, at the Athenaeum. The panels and discussions will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 to 4:30, in the Perelman Auditorium at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    From April 30 through August 31, the Athenaeum will host a related exhibition: "Mr. Cret's Parkway: One Architects Legacy on Philadelphia's Grandest Thoroughfare."The exhibit will include more than thirty original drawings, some never before shown in public.

    Cret was among the most eminent of early twentieth-century architects. Born in France, he came to the U.S. and taught for thirty years at the University of Pennsylvania. His works include the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Pan-American Union Building in Washington, D.C., the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Rodin Museum and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

     Registration fee is $50.00 / $10.00 for students.



  • INTERIOR – INFERIOR – IN THEORY? Contemporary Positions in Interior Design Theory 17-18 May 2018, Berlin

    10179 Berlin | Dates: 17 – 18 May, 2018
    The conference brings together interior design researchers and educators from different countries to discuss contemporary theoretical positions within/about the discipline.
    What constitutes interior design/interior architecture? How may interior design's relationship to architecture and design be defined and reflected theoretically? How is this discipline, which for decades has been classified as "emerging“ or "relatively young", taught, researched and understood professionally in different countries? How has this changed over time?

    Taking theory building to be one of the most important acts of defining a discipline, the conference wants to draw connections between interior design theory and its historiography, historical research in interior design/interior architecture, and disciplinary conceptions as they are embodied in interior design programs and professional institutions in different countries.

    Given interior design’s status as an “emerging“ discipline, often taught only at universities of applied sciences or, in some countries, not even established as a university subject, the title “Interior – inferior – in theory?“ refers to the notion that interior design lacks a historically grown body of research and, especially, a theory of its own, and instead largely relies on architecture and design theory.

    Free admission with registration



    9:30 Coffee and registration

    10:00 Welcome and Introduction
    Hans-Dieter Klingemann, President BAU International Berlin; Andrea Männel, Architektenkammer Berlin; Vera Schmitz, BDIA; Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, ECIA, Estonia; Carola Ebert, BAU International Berlin

    Chair: Carola Ebert, BAU International Berlin, Germany

    Edward Hollis, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Interior History: Practices for the Future of an Emerging Discipline

    Inge Somers, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Interior - Accelerating - in Theory!

    Nikolaas Vande Keere, Koenraad Van Cleempoel, Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium
    Traces from Within

    13:00 Lunch break

    Chair: Graeme Brooker, Royal College of Art, UK

    Lois Weinthal, Ryerson University, Canada
    Gauging Interior Time

    Robert Alexander Gorny, TU Delft, Netherlands
    On Boundary-Drawing Practices

    15:20 Break

    Chair: Yüksel Pögün-Zander, BAU International Berlin, Germany

    Liz Teston, University of Tennessee, USA
    Public Interiority

    Alison Snyder, Pratt Institute, USA
    We Emerged and Expanded, Stop Apologizing

    17:20 Break

    18:00 KEYNOTE

    Graeme Brooker, Royal College of Art, UK
    The Story of the Interior


    09:00 Coffee and registration

    09:30 Introduction

    Chair: Graeme Brooker, Royal College of Art, UK

    Dominic Haag-Walthert, Ralph Stoian, Hochschule Luzern, Switzerland
    The Future of Interior Architecture is Interdisciplinary

    Goze Bayram, Irene Pasina, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
    The role of Women in Interior Design in Saudi Arabia

    Santi Centineo, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
    Come out of the box and overcome the ‚interiority’ complex

    Maria Olivera, Emyle dos Santos, Victor Carvalho, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
    Interior design and its trans-disciplinary roots: for an updated approach

    11:15 Break

    Chair: Carola Ebert, BAU International Berlin, Germany

    Deborah Schneiderman, Pratt Institute; Amy Campos, California College of the Arts, USA
    Beyond the interior

    Elita Nuraeny, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
    Of Interiority and Psychogeography

    Javier Martin, BAU International Berlin, Germany
    From Structural to Superficial. Limits and Contradictions in the Discipline of Interior Architecture

    12:45 Lunch break

    Chair: Constantin von Mirbach, BDIA

    Nerma Cridge, Cambridge School of Art, UK; Sophie Ungerer, University of Brighton, UK
    A Question of Complexity not Scale

    Raymund Königk, University of Lincoln, UK; Zakkiya Khan, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Ensembles of taste goods: Moodboards as Interiorist Practice

    Rosie Scott, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand
    Interior Practice - Conditions, Forces, Gestures, Framings (or how to talk about how we do)

    15:00 Break

    Chair: Graeme Brooker, Royal College of Art, UK

    Ulrika Karlsson, Einar Rodhe, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden
    A live interior

    Parastoo Eshrati, Ehsan Masoud, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
    Mind the Gap: The Role of Interior Designer in Adoptive Reuse Projects of Iran

    Bie Plevoets, Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium; Markus Berger, Rhode Island School of Design, USA;
    Sally Stone, Manchester School of Architecture, UK
    An Interior Approach to Education and Adaptive Reuse

    Chair: Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, ECIA, Estonia

    Suzie Attiwill, RMIT University, Australia
    Practice Research PhDs + Interior Design

    Anja Dirks, ECIA/studio+, Netherlands
    From theory to practice

    Chair: Carola Ebert, BAU International Berlin, Germany

    Final debate

    18:30 End of Conference
  • CFP: 2018 ACSA Fall Conference | PLAY with the Rules

    Milwaukee | Dates: 08 Mar – 18 Apr, 2018

    2018 ACSA Fall Conference  |  PLAY with the Rules
    October 11-13, 2018  |  Milwaukee, WI
    Host School: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Co-chairs: Jasmine Benyamin, Nikole Bouchard, Whitney Moon, Kyle Reynolds, & Mo Zell, UWM

    The 2018 Fall Conference co-chairs invite abstract submissions from the broader architecture community: academics, designers, practitioners, historians, theorists, but also from those working outside the confines of the discipline. Situated somewhere between clearly prescribed session calls and a general outline of aims, we ask authors of papers, suitcases (Portmanteau), and pavilions to address their research within one (or more) of the stated sub themes below. The use of iconic board games is meant to be generative, and not literally taken. By appropriating the framework of classic games and re-branding them, we pose a range of questions in the hopes that they prompt both global and local answers at multiple scales.

    Submission Deadline: April 18, 2018
  • CFP: Tangible_Intangible Heritage(s)_Design, Social and Cultural Critiques on the Past, Present and the Future

    London | Dates: 08 Mar – 01 Apr, 2018

    Place: University of East London

    Dates: 14 – 15 June 2018

    Abstracts: 01 April 2018    

    Early Abstracts reviewed on a rolling basis from 01 Jan 2018. This allows international delegates time to arrange travel plans. 

    This conference calls upon art and architectural historians, sociologists, cultural theoristsarchitectsplannersurban designers, to critique the urban conditions of the past with a view to informing the present.

    Sample of themes: contemporary architecture and modes of production |  emerging forms in city planning  |  social and political history of urbanisation  globally |  representations of ‘the city’ in art  |  historic architecture as social text


    In a time when the construction of New Towns is on the agenda in UK; when climate change threatens historic cities and landscapes in Asia; when the cultural industries turn our art and architectural history into economic models of development; when entire cities are being built from scratch across rural China; and socio-economic change is destroying industrial communities leaving people in the West in search for answers from politicians like of Donald Trump, what can we mean by ‘heritage’?

    Our built environment of buildings, towns, cities and infrastructures are always, at inception, visions of a future. They also become – very quickly – the markings of the past. Framed as architectural history, these markings tend to be what we think of when discussing heritage. However, heritage is more than this. It is equally a question of artistic and media representations of the present and the past; the social milieus we destroy or reinforce as economies fade or grow; the societies we construct through varying forms of city governance; the artistic and political legacies we use as points of rupture in building the future.

    Our buildings, towns, cities and their artistic and media representations then, are all visions of an aesthetic present. They are the realisation through design of what we can and wish to build. They are social constructions defining the way people live, think, develop and desire. They are economic contrivances marking out the interests of capital. They are expressions of knowledge and skills which can inform innovation. They are phenomena mediated equally by the arts, medias and actual experience. They are inevitably political at every level.

    This conference suggests we cannot think of heritage in reductive terms, neither as isolated objects or images nor as a purely historic phenomenon. The decisions we take about this ‘heritage’ today are not only based on the past, they will inform the future.


    In redefining heritage as a historic, artistic, design, media, social, political, and economic issue, this conference attempts to open up the concept to a reading that is interdisciplinary. In questioning these relationships over time, it seeks to understand the past in light of the present and identify creative ways of operating in a globalised future.

    Within this framework, the conference welcomes international specialists who will ask their own questions about history and the present, and thus help redefine the perspective of others: artarchitectural and social historianscultural theorists, architectsplanners and urban designers. Examples of questions we expect to be asked include, but are not limited to:

    What role did and will art and design economies have on city development? How do the arts and the media create and distort our vision of built and social urban heritage? How have and can we preserve the architecture of the past while building for the present? What happens to community and social bonds when cities are replanned? How do changing economic conditions alter how we build and live in cities? How has craftmanship and knowledge typically informed contemporary modes of production and work through innovative processes…..


    We seek to explore definitions of ‘heritage’ by considering it from various angles: physical form, artistic formulation, political tool, social and media construct, economic reification and digital innovation. As a result, the conference welcomes presentations from specialists from multiple fields whose work overlaps with issues of heritage broadly defined: art historians, conservationists, architects, urban designers, cultural theorists, sociologists, artists, media and press historians, planners and more.

    In this regard the event follows the expressly interdisciplinary dialogue set out by AMPS and the research and publication programme PARADE (Publication & Research in Art, Architectures, Design and Environments).

  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh Making the Glasgow Style

    Glasgow | Dates: 30 Mar – 14 Aug, 2018

    2018 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of celebrated Glasgow architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928). Glasgow Museums is delighted to celebrate this significant anniversary with a major new temporary exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This exhibition will be one of the key events in the city-wide Mackintosh 2018 programme.

    The exhibition will span the lifetime of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) and taking a chronological and thematic narrative, placing Mackintosh at the core of the story, it will present his work in the context of Glasgow, his key predecessors, influences and contemporaries, particularly those working in the Glasgow Style.

    ‘The Glasgow Style’ is the popular term given to the design and decorative arts centred around the work by teachers, students and graduates of The Glasgow School of Art produced between about 1890 and 1920. At the core of this style is the work of The Four: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, his future wife Margaret Macdonald, her younger sister Frances Macdonald and Frances’s future husband, James Herbert McNair. Glasgow was the birthplace of the only Art Nouveau ‘movement’ in the UK and its style made ripples internationally.

    This exhibition will present the very best of Glasgow’s internationally important civic collections, drawing from both those of Glasgow Museums and The Mitchell Library and Archives. A number of these civic works have never previously been on public display, and the majority has not been shown in Glasgow for 30 or more years. The exhibition will also include important loans from private and public collections. About 250 objects will be on display across the full spectrum of media, including stained glass, ceramics, mosaic, metalwork, furniture, stencilling, embroidery, graphics, books, interiors and architecture. The act of making will be communicated across this breadth of media – both through the exhibition and the accompanying event programme – to truly engage and inspire audiences of all ages to visit the other Mackintosh-related buildings and collections in and around Glasgow, and to make and create.

  • 2018-2019 Research Residencies, History of Port Cities, Naples

    Naples | Dates: 08 Mar – 16 Apr, 2018

    Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities / Centro per la Storia dell’Arte e dell’Architettura delle Città Portuali, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples

    Deadline: Apr 16, 2018

    We are pleased to announce the launch in Fall 2018 of the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities / Centro per la Storia dell’Arte e dell’Architettura delle Città Portuali, a collaboration between the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples and the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas, with the participation of the Université Paris-Sorbonne.

    Housed within the Capodimonte’s bosco in an eighteenth-century agricultural building called La Capraia (the goat farm), the Center is a laboratory for innovative research in the cultural histories of port cities and the mobilities of artworks, people, technologies, and ideas. Research and programs at La Capraia are dedicated to exploring global histories of art, architecture, and cultural production, while grounded in direct study of artworks, sites, and other materials in Naples as well as Campania. Through Research Residencies and regular site-based Research Workshops and Symposia, the Center at La Capraia supports scholarly access to Naples, fosters new research on Naples and on other port cities, and creates a network of students and scholars working on related projects.

    The Advisory Committee of the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities invites applications for Research Residencies for PhD students in the early stages of their dissertation. Projects, which may be interdisciplinary, may focus on art and architectural history, music history, archeology, or related fields. All projects must address the cultural histories of Naples as a center of exchange, encounter, and transformation, while making meaningful use of research materials in Naples and Campania including artworks, sites, archives, and libraries. Residencies will run for 4 & 1⁄2 or 9 months (mid-August through December, January through mid-April, or mid-August through April).

    Research Residents will be awarded free lodging and work space at La Capraia, as well as the cost of travel to and from Naples at the beginning and end of the period of residency. Residents will be responsible for all other personal expenses during the residency period. Research residents will be granted privileged access to collections and research resources at the Capodimonte; access to other sites, collections, and research materials will be arranged as needed. At the end of the research period, residents will submit a written report on their progress, and share their research in a public lecture, gallery talk, or site visit.

    We welcome applications from scholars of any nationality. Applicants are invited to submit a CV, a letter of intent, and a proposal of 1,000-1,500 words that outlines the research project and the resources that will be used in Naples. Materials should be sent in a single PDF file to and In addition, applicants must invite three recommenders to send letters of support directly to the same email addresses. All materials including letters of recommendation are due by Monday, April 16, 2018.

  • CFP: Arrival Cities: Migrating Artists and New Metropolitan Topographies

    Munich | Dates: 08 Mar – 15 Apr, 2018

    München, November 30 - December 1, 2018
    Deadline: Apr 15, 2018 

    Arrival Cities: Migrating Artists and New Metropolitan Topographies

    Focusing on the intersections of exile, artistic practice and urban space, this international conference will bring together researchers committed to revising the historiography of ‘modern’ art. Part of the ERC research project Relocating Modernism: Global Metropolises, Modern Art and Exile (METROMOD), it will address metropolitan areas that were settled by migrant artists in the first half of the 20th century. These so-called “arrival cities” (Doug Saunders, 2011), were hubs of artistic activities and transcultural contact zones where ideas circulated, collaborations emerged and concepts developed. Taking cities as a starting point, this conference will explore how urban topographies and artistic landscapes were modified by exiled artists re-establishing their practices in metropolises across the world. It will address questions such as: How did the migration of artists to different urban spaces impact their work and the historiography of art? How did the urban environments in which the artists moved and worked affect professional negotiations as well as cultural and linguistic exchange?

    While papers addressing METROMOD’s six focus cities—Bombay (now Mumbai), Buenos Aires, Istanbul, London, New York and Shanghai—are welcome, we also encourage contributions that expand the project’s geographical reach and explore diverse urbanities. Similarly, while METROMOD studies European exile, we are also interested in cases of exile and migration from other geographic areas that demonstrate connections with developing artistic concepts of ‘modernism’. We invite contributions that consider mobilities and trajectories, neighbourhoods and networks, social spaces and artscapes, as well as infrastructures and artistic practices. Neighbourhoods such as Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Hampstead in London, or Washington Heights in New York, which became home to a large number of migrants, could be examined in relation to how they supported segregation, exchange and inclusion. How accessible were these areas in terms of public transit? What institutions and social spaces did they offer? Did the foreign artists create their own informal gallery structures, or rely on existing venues? While authors should direct their studies toward the first half of the 20th century, papers dealing with methodological issues and comparative questions can address a longer period.

    “Arrival Cities: Migrating Artists and New Metropolitan Topographies” aims to encourage the discussion between international scholars from different research fields, such as Exile Studies, Art History, History of Sociology, Architectural History, Architecture and Urban Studies. We invite empirically grounded papers on a range of topics that will contribute to expanding the historiography of modern art, urbanism and architecture.

    Extended versions of selected presentations will be published in an edited volume in late 2019. Contributions for the book must be submitted in complete form by 1 March,2019.

    Proposals in English of up to 300 words along with a half-page CV should be submitted in one document (pdf) to by 15 April 2018. Accommodation and return travel costs within Europe, and a significant portion of return flights for overseas participants will be covered.

    The conference, which will be held in English, is convened by the METROMOD research team: Burcu Dogramaci, Laura Karp Lugo, Rachel Lee, and Helene Roth.

    For more information about METROMOD, please consult the LMU website:

SAH 2018 St Paul Conference

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