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  • CFP: Special Issue of American Jewish History dedicated to Material Culture

    Dates: 26 Jan – 01 Jun, 2015
    Call for Papers Special Issue of American Jewish History dedicated to Material Culture American Jewish History is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on material culture, guest-edited by Laura Leibman (Reed College). The journal offers articles on every aspect of the American Jewish experience and is the most widely recognized journal in its field. Founded in 1892 as Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, AJH is the official publication of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS), the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States. This issue will address how Jewish American religion and culture is shaped through and by material objects. Objects discussed may be from any time period colonial to the present, and may include images, ritual artifacts, architecture, sacred space, art, popular culture, or other physical forms. Professor Laura Leibman would be delighted to speak to scholars about the possible fit of their work with the special issue. Proposals should include a 500 word abstract and an abbreviated CV. Manuscripts must not exceed 10,000 words including footnotes. Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2015 Other deadlines: June 1, 2015 (first draft of accepted manuscripts); December 15, 2015 (final version of manuscripts). All submissions should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition) and will undergo peer review in keeping with the procedures of the journal. The issue will appear in 2016. Please direct all questions and proposals to Laura Leibman (
  • outheastern College Art Conference (SECAC) 2015 - VRA session

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 20 – 20 Apr, 2015
    The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) Call for Papers is now open. The Visual Resources Association Affiliate Organization sponsored session this year is : Reconfiguring Knowledge: Making the Digital Humanities Visual.

    Dates: 27 Jan – 20 Mar, 2015
    KAPSULA is a listserv dedicated to engaged and evaluative art criticism. Entirely digital, the publication explores forms appropriate for web documents and aims to advance online art publishing.
  • NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers

    New York, NY | Dates: 07 – 31 Jul, 2015
    American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers At the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York City, July 7-31, 2015.
  • Sculpting the Architectural Mind - Neuroscience and the Education of an Architect

    Brooklyn | Dates: 06 – 07 Mar, 2015

    In recent years, architects have been mining new research in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, object-oriented philosophy, and experimental biology for design concepts and for accounts of the new conditions of materiality. Architects borrow from these discourses to formulate and justify a wide range of design processes, especially digitally-driven ones. But we have failed to discuss how neuro-scientific knowledge can impact architectural pedagogy. A generation of architectural students has been trained in digital design tools, and younger students now generate nearly all of their design through digital media. What forms of design cognition has this change in representational systems yielded? Research from the sciences of the mind might help to unpack the implications of this shift.

    This conference considers the roles that applied neuroscience has played and might play in the education of architects. What cognitive skills should be developed through an architectural education, and how has the long history of exchanges between biological and neuroscientific knowledge generated current models for architectural design? Which insights from neuroscientifc research should architectural educators be aware of as they formulate pedagogic platforms? Given what we are learning about the role of the body and the hand in learning from recent mind-brain research, how can we best integrate training in digital tools with other tools that engage the body in the process of design? Finally, what impact might a new approach to the cognitive development of architectural students have on our built environment?

    The symposium is structured around invited presentations and panel discussions with neuroscientists, architectural theorists, historians, philosophers, and artists. Hosted by Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture in collaboration with the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture. It is free and open to the public.

    The conference is co-organized by Dan Bucsescu (Pratt), Michael A.Arbib (ANFA Liaison) and Ralph S. Steenblik. For information contact: Steenblik.

  • Michigan Barn Preservation Network Annual Conference and Membership Meeting

    East Lansing | Dates: 14 Mar, 2015
    “Keeping it Local”
    Michigan Barn Preservation Network
    Annual Conference and Membership Meeting
  • Traditional Millwork Conference

    Ithaca, NY 14850 | Dates: 28 – 28 Feb, 2015
    This one-day conference offers educational training for the professional woodworker, dedicated amateur, preservation specialist and architect. Through presentations on unique projects and techniques, craftspeople will gain a better understanding of traditional design for the production of doors, windows, moldings, trim, stairs and other architectural details.
  • The Rijksmuseum Research Fellowship Programme

    Amsterdam | Dates: 15 Mar, 2015

    Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
    Application deadline: Mar 15, 2015

    The Rijksmuseum operates a research fellowship programme for outstanding candidates working on the art and history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research.

    The Rijksmuseum houses the world’s largest collection of Dutch artistic and historical treasures, and the most complete library on Dutch art.

    The museum re-opened its doors to the public in April 2013 following a ten-year renovation that completely transformed the institution. For the first time in its history, the paintings, sculpture, decorative arts and historical artefacts are being shown together in a chronological display. This innovative curatorial approach presents the public with an overview of the art and history of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.


    The aim of the Rijksmuseum Research Fellowship Programme is to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of Netherlandish art and history for the future. The focus of research should relate to the Rijksmuseum’s collection, and may encompass any of its varied holdings, including Netherlandish paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts. The purpose of the programme is to enable doctoral candidates to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum and to encourage the understanding of Netherlandish art and history by offering students and scholars access to the museum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise. Partnership and collaboration is at the heart of these fellowships, which provide support for the museum and its research priorities, as well as its academic and non-academic partners.

  • CFP: Byzantine Studies (Brookline, MA, 18 Apr 2015)

    Brookline | Dates: 10 Feb, 2015

    Brookline, MA, April 18, 2015
    Deadline: Feb 10, 2015

    The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture and the Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Chair of Byzantine Studies at Hellenic College invite proposals for the 2015 Graduate Student Conference on Byzantine Studies, which will be held at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA on April 18, 2015. Brookline is located just outside Boston and is easily reached from any metropolitan location.

    We welcome graduate student proposals for papers in all subjects, disciplines, and methodologies related to Byzantine studies broadly conceived. We invite proposals in two categories: 20-minute conference papers and dissertation reports of 5–7 pages. Conference participants will have a chance to read the reports ahead of time to encourage dialogue.

    A lunchtime roundtable, Byzantium in the Public Sphere, will convene leading figures in Byzantine studies who are using traditional and digital means to build a broader audience for the field inside and outside the academy. A list of participants will be available on the conference webpage 
    ( early February.

    This year’s conference immediately follows Trading Places: Cultural Crossings in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Byzantium, Islam, and the West, a symposium organized by the Mary Jaharis Center and the Harvard University Committee on Medieval Studies. The symposium will take place on April 16 and 17 at Harvard University. Please check the Mary Jaharis Center website ( in early February for details.

    To submit a proposal for either type of paper, complete the short online form and upload a 500-word abstract on the Mary Jaharis Center website (

    The deadline for submissions is February 10, 2015. Notifications will be made by the end of February.

  • Mobile M+: Moving Images

    Hong Kong | Dates: 27 Feb – 26 Apr, 2015

    M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, will present its inaugural moving image project from 27 February to 26 April 2015. Titled ‘Mobile M+: Moving Images’, the project consists of a series of thematic screenings and an exhibition featuring a selection of works from the museum’s growing moving image collection, while exploring the highly relevant ideas of contemporary migration, mobility and home.

    Curated by Yung Ma, Associate Curator, Moving Image at M+, Mobile M+: Moving Images is the eighth in a series of pre-opening public programmes organised by M+, and a multi-site project to be held over a period of two months.

    Inspired by the many connotations of the word ‘moving’ and the rise of diasporic cinema, Mobile M+: Moving Images engages Hong Kong’s acclaimed ‘migratory cinema’ from the 80s and the 90s, and in particular Clara Law’s 1996 film Floating Life, which will be screened on Friday, 27 February 2015, as a starting point to consider how conditions and realities of contemporary migration and displacement are imagined, expressed and represented through mediated images.

    The screening programme will take place at Yau Ma Tei’s Broadway Cinematheque, the leading art house cinema in Hong Kong. It will present a total of over 30 Hong Kong and international films, ranging from narrative features to shorts, documentaries, artist films/videos and television programmes, by leading filmmakers and artists, including Allen FONG, Ann HUI, JIA Zhangke, Isaac JULIEN, Stanley KWAN, Clara LAW, Ken LOACH, NING Ying, Ellen PAU, TSAI Ming Liang, Wim WENDERS, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, Haegue YANG, and others. The programme will be screened over four separate weekends under four different thematic groupings – Hong Kong, Hope, Dreams and Home.

    “With Hong Kong’s ‘migratory cinema’ as one of the key inspirations, this project celebrates the city’s cinematic legacy. I also believe the project’s thematic focus of contemporary migration is rather poignant and relevant both locally and internationally, especially given the globalisation of the last decades,” said curator Yung MA. “In order to offer the public a fresh and wider perspective on moving images, the exhibition will include works in the filmic mode as well as other forms and mediums by Hong Kong and international artists and filmmakers. It will employ a pluralistic approach to visualise the transitional and transformative experiences of migration, reflecting the realities of today’s mobile societies.”

    The exhibition will be held at two different locations, Cattle Depot Artist Village, a well-known contemporary art compound in To Kwa Wan, and Midtown POP, a newly established space in Causeway Bay. The exhibition will showcase works by over 25 artists and filmmakers, some of which will be selected from the growing M+ Collection, including major works by Anson MAK, CHEN Chieh Jen, Paul CHAN, Estudio Teddy Cruz, Dominique GONZALEZ-FOERSTER, Isaac JULIEN, KAN Xuan, Charles LIM, Koki TANAKA, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, Young Hae Chang Heavy Industry, ZHANG Peili, ZHU Jia and others. It will also unveil a new commission by the young and exciting Hong Kong animator WONG Ping.

    Dr Lars NITTVE, Executive Director of M+, said, “As the launch of M+‘s first moving image programme, we aim to establish a strong identity for M+‘s distinctive curatorial approach in presenting and collecting moving image works, in which boundaries between the different materials will be deliberately dissolved to form a holistic view of the field. A number of works or works by the same artists/ filmmakers will be shown in both settings, further signifying our strategy of highlighting an inter-disciplinary approach to the formation of our programme and collection, which is central to the practice of M+ as a museum for visual culture.”

    In addition, Mobile M+: Moving Images will be accompanied by a series of learning activities, including talks with filmmakers and artists as well as workshops and special guided tours, inviting the public to better understand the content and M+’s vision in developing the moving image field.

    The exhibition of Mobile M+: Moving Images will be free for public access, while the screening programme requires paid-tickets. Programme details will be announced soon and be posted on the website: .

    Mobile M+: Moving Images
    Thematic Screening Programme
    Broadway Cinematheque
    27 February – 1 March, 20 March – 22 March, 3 April – 5 April, 17 April – 19 April
    Admission with paid-tickets (details will be announced soon)

    Midtown POP: 13 March – 26 April
    Cattle Depot Artist Village: 15 March – 26 April
    Free admission

  • Aging Dragons, Post-growth situation of the developed Asian Cities

    Seoul | Dates: 12 – 23 Mar, 2015

    Join our exhibition with one piece of your photo of 5 dragon cities!

    Theme: observation of a potential or transitional situation in one of the following cities-Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei or Tokyo. 

    Entry deadline: 20th February. 
    Exhibition venue: Citizen’s Gallery at Seoul City Hall, Seoul, Korea 
    Duration : 12th – 23rd March 2015 
    e-mail : agingdragons(at)

    We are organizing a crowding-photo exhibition at a corner of ‘5 Dragons’ session, as a part of the exhibition of ‘Aging Dragons’. This will show your observation in those cities how you see nowadays in contemporary Asian developed cities with your special angle. It will be a ‘crowding-photo exhibition’, which will be exhibited with other people’s perspective worldwide.

    To enter the crowding-photo exhibition at AD,
    1. Please choose your pictures of the cities: Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei or Tokyo. (max. 10 photos)
    2. Write one sentence (max. 30words) to describe about your photo. 
    3. Send an e-mail with your picture and text (max. 3mb each, to ‘agingdragons(at)’)
    4. Await our response. We will be emailing the confirmation!

  • Treatise: Why Write Alone?

    Chicago | Dates: 23 Jan – 28 Mar, 2015

    The Graham Foundation is pleased to present Treatise: Why Write Alone?—an exhibition and publication project that brings together fourteen young design offices to consider the architectural treatise as a site for theoretical inquiry, experimentation, and debate. Organized by Chicago and Los Angeles-based designer Jimenez Lai, the project grows out of a recent Graham Foundation grant to Lai, whose interest in discursive practices and non-conformist approaches to architecture led him to ask his peers working in the realm of conceptual architecture: Why write? And, why write alone? In response to these questions, Treatise presents an exhibition of works by this core group of designers as well as an individual treatise from each office. Together, the exhibition and publications provide a platform to investigate the collective and individual stakes that emerge from this temporary alliance of designers as they explore architecture’s representational limits and possibilities.

    Opening January 23, 2015, the exhibition features over 200 works, from drawings and models to multi-media installations, by design offices that utilize diverse—and often unexpected—strategies, forms, and materials.

    Opening Reception: Treatise: Why Write Alone?
    JAN 23, 2015, 6PM

    Please RSVP



  • Archdesign '15/ II. Architectural Design Conference

    Istanbul | Dates: 25 – 27 Jun, 2015
    DAKAM’s Archdesign ’15/ II. Architectural Design Conference on Architectural Design and Methodologies will focus on the different methods on design in general, analysis of single buildings and projects and contemporary issues related to designing, representation and construction in the contemporary world and will take place at Sedad Hakki Eldem Auditorium, located in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University's Findikli Campus in Istanbul on June 25-27, 2015. Contemporary architectural design constitutes multiple layers in terms of methods, digital technologies, representation, construction techniques and marketing. From single objects to apartment blocks, from restoration to the recent digital design technologies, from construction techniques to new materials, architecture needs to be reconsidered in terms of methodology. The conference will host keynote speakers, also many prominent architects and representatives of construction innovative construction firms. Presented papers are going to be published in the proceedings book with an ISBN number just before the conference. Agenda: Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 20, 2015 Deadline for registration: May 15, 2015 Deadline for full papers submission: May 22, 2015 Main Themes: Methodologies Digital Age and Contemporary Discussions Architectural Form Design and Urban Context Representation and Relationality Structure, Construction, Building Locality and Architecture Social Aspects The conference will be held at Sedad Hakki Eldem Auditorium, located in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University's Findikli Campus. (Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi 24, Findikli, Istanbul) Mimar Sinan University was established in 1883 by the famous modern painter and archeologist Osman Hamdi as the first art and architecture academy in Turkey. The main campus building, located just by the Bosphorus with its remarkable view, is considered one of the best architecture schools and is also one of the centers of art by means of the two museums and several gallery halls in the campus. The scientific committee consists of significant scholars, such as Patrick Weber/ Bartlett School of Architecture, Sabine Storp/ Storp-Weber-Architecture, PhD Researcher Alessia Riccobono/ University of Palermo, Professor Ryadi Adityavarman/ Kansas State University, Associate Professor Mehdi Sabet/ Zayed University, Research Assistant Dr.Erdem Ceylan/ Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Assistant Professor Dr. Ayşegül Kuruç/ Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at
  • Eric Ellingsen: Species of Space

    Chicago | Dates: 29 Jan, 2015

    Architect, landscape architect, and poet Eric Ellingsen will discuss his work and the relationship of architecture and poetry through projects addressing site, human behavior, and culture. Eric's practice centers in space activism. The heart of his work involves how learning learns across different creative practices.

    Eric describes the program as follows: “The lecture will be a small performance of turning things around while talking about constraints and techniques. We will talk about twisted systems, like rope, like public space, ecologies of perception, education, language, typologies of self-stabilizing things, of forms which  structure and strengthen themselves by moving in opposite directions. A less elusive schizophrenia. We will make small perceptional experiments together. We will read some poems.”

    This program is the second presentation of the 2015 William H. Bronson & Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lectureship in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, hosted by the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed

    Objects of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The programs are free to the public, and registration is not required.


    Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed Objects at SAIC and AIA Chicago


    1.5 LU





  • Entropolis: Lessons from Manila

    Chicago | Dates: 04 Feb, 2015

    Entropolis seeks to uncover hidden architectural lessons generated by Manila, the world's most densely populated city, which is the capital and second largest city of the Philippines. With a density nine times greater than Chicago, the megacity is unequipped to accommodate its own growth and relies on informal methods of organization to provide the necessary support for urban life. The condition has become so extreme that inhabitants seeking space have moved into mausoleums in the city’s cemeteries.

    Rather than perceiving these seemingly entropic conditions as something that architecture must resolve, Entropolis proposes that when examined through a different lens, an underlying logic begins to emerge: for example, the informal transit system of jeepneys begins to resemble the metros of Paris or Moscow. When collected, these examples ultimately reveal an overlooked network of urban design and asserts a relationship in which architecture can retrieve lessons from the city.

    Tim Walser, recipient of the last year's Martin Roche Travel Scholarship from the AIA Chicago Foundation, will discuss his recent travel to and study in Manila. Tim is a graduate of Quinnipiac University (B.A.) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (M.Arch). With a background in architecture, public relations, and sociology, Tim seeks to investigate small examples of architectural intelligence conceived by the inhabitants of big cities.

    Learn about Tim's travels and project and enjoy some samples of delicious Filipino food.

    Visit Walser's blog: What if no one were looking?   

  • Hillwood's Scholar-in-Residence Program

    Washington | Dates: 23 Jan – 02 Feb, 2015
    Scholar-in-residence Program Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens announces a new scholar-in-residence program. PhD candidates or higher and any qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. There is no application form. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a proposal, not to exceed 500 words, stating the necessary length of residence, materials to be used and/or studied, and the project's relevance to Hillwood's collections and/or exhibition program including, but not limited to: art and architecture, landscape design, conservation and restoration, archives, library and/or special collections, as well as broader study areas such as the history of collecting or material culture. The project description should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation and will be reviewed by the selection committee.

    There are three potential types of awards: Type #1: 1- 2 weeks Hillwood will arrange and pay for travel costs to and from the museum; housing near campus; shop and café discounts; free access to all public programs. Type #2: 1-3 months Hillwood will arrange and pay for travel costs to and from the museum; shop and café discounts; free access to all public programs; a stipend of up to $1,500 per month depending on length of stay. Type #2: 3-12 months Hillwood will arrange and pay for travel costs to and from the museum; shop and café discounts; free access to all public programs; visa support (if necessary); a stipend of up to $1,500 per month depending on length of stay.

    Hillwood is in a special class of cultural heritage institution as a historic site, a testament to the life of an important 20th century figure, an estate campus, magnificent garden, and a museum with world renowned special collections. Founded by Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), heir to the Post Cereal Companies that later became General Foods, the Museum houses over 17,000 works of art. It includes one of the largest and most important collections of Russian art outside of Russia, comprising pieces from the pre-Petrine to early Soviet periods, an outstanding collection of French and European art, and jewelry, textile, fashion and accessories collections. As part of the visitor experience, and in conjunction with a robust offering of public and educational programs, the Museum presents two changing special exhibitions annually that bring together objects and thematic content that highlight the acknowledged strengths of its permanent collection. Scholars will have full access to Hillwood's art and research collections. The Art Research Library has over 38,000 volumes including monographs, serials, annotated and early auction catalogs, and electronic resources; the Archives contain the papers of Marjorie Merriweather Post, her staff, and family members.

    Application deadline: Feb. 2, 2015

    For inquiries or to submit an application please contact one of the following: Wilfried Zeisler Associate Curator of 19th Century Art Kristen Regina Head of Archives & Special Collections
  • Things between Worlds. Creating Exoticism and Authenticity in the West, from the 19th Century to the Present.

    Dates: 01 – 01 Feb, 2015
    Material Culture Review, No. 79 Cape Breton University, Canada Things between Worlds. Creating Exoticism and Authenticity in the West, from the 19th Century to the Present. This special issue of the Material Culture Review is concerned with things being used in an other context than the one in which they originated. Delocalization and relocalization of material culture happen on different scales - not only between different continents, but also within the same country or inside a single apartment. This perspective allows to study the migration of objects from one territory to another.
  • Fulton Center… A Vision Realized

    New York | Dates: 04 Feb, 2015

    AIA CES: 1.5 LU | HSW

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

    Where: At The Center   

    The final and central element of Fulton Center was successfully completed and opened to the public on November 9, 2014. Many of the overall project’s improvements came on line over the previous five years as individual subway stations in the hub were rehabilitated, and new entrances opened.

    On November 10, The New York Times proclaimed, ”Out of the Dust and Debris, A New Jewel Rises…even with ballooning budgets and repeated delays, Fulton Center was the kind of mega project designed to inspire hyperbole, and it did ...”

    The presentations, panel session, and discussion will focus on planning and design goals that led to the Fulton vision; this will include challenges to realizing the design and development of one of the most significant projects in North America’s largest transit system to benefit over 300,000 transit customers per day, and boost the Lower Manhattan community so in need of renewal.

    While the evolution and development of the project is still fresh in our minds, it is essential to review the lessons that can be learned about how to nurture, protect and “navigate” a project’s core vision through inevitable obstacles and setbacks.

    Throughout the presentations, the speakers will offer insight into the project’s core vision and the challenges to maintaining that vision over the multiyear planning and development process.

    William Wheeler, Director of Planning, MTA, will moderate the panel and introduce the project goals emanating of the MTA Lower Manhattan Access study, accentuated by the 9/11 tragedy that occurred just 8 weeks following study completion.

    Robert Eisenstat, AIA, Chief Architect, Design Division, Engineering Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will provide the larger area-wide design context into which the Fulton project fit and describe the early collaboration between the Port Authority and MTA that commenced within days of 9/11.

    Vincent Chang, MA DipArch (Cantab) RIBA, AIA, Partner, Grimshaw Architects LLP, and Sandra Bloodworth, Director, MTA Arts & Design, will discuss the Fulton Center's design goals and strategies, including a key element: the Fulton Center's “Sky-Reflector Net,” which dramatically captures light to orient and unify the building.

    Craig Covil, Principal and Infrastructure Leader, ARUP,  and Uday Durg, Fulton Project Executive, MTA Capital Construction Company, will review significant challenges to developing the Fulton project and strategies used to overcome obstacles and to preserve and promote the core vision.

    Eve Michel, AIA, Vice President of Development & Chief Architect, MTA Capital Construction Company, will summarize the unique private-public partnership that MTA has fashioned to ensure the realization of the Fulton Center as a destination and preserve its iconic features.

    Organized by: AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members


    Other Upcoming Transportation and Infrastructure Events

    Kolkata Metro East-West Corridor: Linking Transportation and Culture
    February 13th, 2015  8:00 am -10:00 am

  • Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980

    New York | Dates: 29 Mar – 19 Jul, 2015

    n 1955 The Museum of Modern Art staged Latin American Architecture since 1945, a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America. On the 60th anniversary of that important show, the Museum returns to the region to offer a complex overview of the positions, debates, and architectural creativity from Mexico and Cuba to the Southern Cone between 1955 and the early 1980s.

    This period of self-questioning, exploration, and complex political shifts also saw the emergence of the notion of Latin America as a landscape of development, one in which all aspects of cultural life were colored in one way or another by this new attitude to what emerged as the “Third World.” The 1955 exhibition featured the result of a single photographic campaign, but Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 brings together a wealth of original materials that have never before been brought together and, for the most part, are rarely exhibited even in their home countries.

    The exhibition features architectural drawings, architectural models, vintage photographs, and film clips alongside newly commissioned models and photographs. While the exhibition focuses on the period of 1955 to 1980 in most of the countries of Latin America, it is introduced by an ample prelude on the preceding three decades of architectural developments in the region, presentations of the development of several key university campuses in cities like Mexico City and Caracas, and a look at the development of the new Brazilian capital at Brasilia. Architects met these challenges with formal, urbanistic, and programmatic innovation, much of it relevant still to the challenges of our own period, in which Latin America is again providing exciting and challenging architecture and urban responses to the ongoing issues of modernization and development, though in vastly different economic and political contexts than those considered in this major historical reevaluation.

    The exhibition is accompanied by two major publications: a catalogue and an anthology of primary texts translated from Spanish and Portuguese.

    Organized by Barry Bergdoll, Curator, and Patricio del Real, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art; Jorge Francisco Liernur, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Carlos Eduardo Comas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; with the assistance of an advisory committee from across Latin America.

    A major contribution for the exhibition is provided by Emilio Ambasz.

    Major support is provided by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

    Additional funding is provided by The Reed Foundation, the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the Consulate General of the Argentine Republic in New York, and the MoMA Annual Exhibition Fund.

  • Scanlon Foundation Lecture by James Corner

    Los Angeles | Dates: 18 Feb, 2015

    Architecture/Landscape/Interiors is pleased to announce

    the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.3 by JAMES CORNER

    Wednesday 18 February 2015 7:30 PM   limited, open seating starting at 7:00 PM


    Through the initiative and support of its President, Pat Scanlon, the GEORGE H. SCANLON FOUNDATION has generously funded an annual George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture since 1998.

    The George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.3 celebrates this enduring and successful 17-year lecture series by featuring its 2002 lecturer,
    JAMES CORNER, who will present and compare the work of JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS between 2002 and 2015.

    JAMES CORNER is the founder and director of JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS. James Corner leads the design of all projects from strategic planning and concept design through construction.He has devoted the past 25 years to advancing the field of landscape architecture and urbanism, through his teaching and academic work at the University of Pennsylvania and his leadership on high-visibility, complex urban projects at his practice based in New York City. James Corner is a tenured professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, his work has been published and exhibited internationally, and he has been recognized with significant design awards. He is a registered landscape architect and is on the Board of the Forum for Urban Design.