Recent Opportunities

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  • Travel Grant to Docomomo US National Symposium in Columbus, IN | Sept. 26-29, 2018

    Columbus | Dates: 20 May – 30 Jun, 2018

    Docomomo US/NOCA Travel Grant for Students & Emerging Professionals

    The Docomomo US Northern California (NOCA) Chapter is pleased to offer a travel grant for one student or emerging professional to attend and participate in the Docomomo US National Symposium 2018 in Columbus, Indiana, from September 26-29, 2018.

    The Docomomo NOCA Travel Grant provides financial support for students and emerging professionals committed to the documentation and conservation of Modern buildings and landscapes. The intention of the scholarship is enable one individual to participate in the Docomomo US 2018 National Symposium.

    Please find information about eligibility and application requirements at: https://docomomo-us.org/news/docomomo-us-noca-travel-grant-for-students-emerging-professionals.

    Applications will close on June 30, 2018 at 11:59PM PST. The grant recipient will be notified early July 2018.

     

    About the 2018 Docomomo US National Symposium

    The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve Modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals. Held annually, this multi-day conference seeks to engage local participants in cities across the United States, offering participants the ability to interact with and explore a wide variety of significant modern architecture and sites.

    The US Modern Movement in architecture is broadly defined as the period from 1930-1970s. Buildings or sites of the period often looked to the future without overt references to historical precedent; expressed functional, technical or spatial properties; and were conscious of being modern, expressing the principles of modern design. The architecture produced during this period took on many forms and represented a range of complex ideology. 

    The 2018 National Symposium: Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation will feature four days of engaging programming, exclusive tours, and keynote conversations with visionary leaders. The theme of this year’s symposium will explore how investing in the value of good design can make communities better and how new approaches to preservation are positively incorporating our modern heritage into the future of cities.

    To learn more about the 2018 National Symposium, visit: https://docomomo-us.org/news/2018-national-symposium-design-community-and-progressiv e-preservation.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
  • REVISED deadline for 2019 ARLIS/NA conference session proposals!

    Dates: 18 – 25 May, 2018

    Mark your calendars!

    Submissions for session proposals for 2019 ARLIS/NA conference in Salt Lake City are now being accepted through Friday, May 25th!

    Ready to submit? Visit http://www.arlisna.org/saltlakecity2019/submissions/openconf.php

    Still trying to come up with ideas? Visit the conference brainstorming site at http://www.tricider.com/brainstorming/3T2Jogbac1B

    Want more details about the conference? Check out http://arlisna.org/saltlakecity2019/index.php
  • Closing Reception and Curator Talk, Voorsanger Architects Archive at the University of St. Thomas

    St. Paul | Dates: 07 – 07 Aug, 2018
    In August 2015, the University of St. Thomas Department of Art History and Bartholomew Voorsanger, founder and principal of Voorsanger Architects PC, entered into an agreement to create an archive of selected projects by the New York City-based firm. The archive will consist not only of born-digital material in an online database, a website, oral histories, but also physical objects including models, photographs, publications, and sketchbooks, many of which are revealed in this exhibition. 

     

  • History Lessons: Everyday Objects from Chicago Public Housing

    Chicago | Dates: 30 May – 31 Aug, 2018

    The National Public Housing Museum is pleased to announce the opening reception for our newest exhibition, History Lessons: Everyday Objects from Chicago Public Housing on May 30th.

    The exhibition, which features ordinary objects from public housing residents that share with us amazing stories of personal endeavors, as well as commemorating those that were most important in shaping their lives. The objects are described by the residents themselves, giving visitors a first-hand account of how these items played a part in their lives. The labels were created during writing workshops with Audrey Petty and Nate Marshall or during interviews with Rich Cahan.

    The opening will take place on May 30th at the NPHM offices, which are located at 625 N Kingsbury St, from 5:30-7:30 PM. Refreshments and drinks will be served.

    This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals requiring Sign-Language Interpreters, Real-time captioners, or other accommodations should contact Mark Jaeschke at (773) 245-1621 or mjaeschke@nphm.org at least one week in advance of the event.

  • ATCH Visiting Research Fellowship 2019

    Brisbane | Dates: 18 May – 01 Jul, 2018

    ATCH Visiting Fellows Program: 2019.

    The ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre invites Expressions of Interest for the Visiting Fellows Program 2019.  The program welcomes Expressions of Interest from scholars with varying levels of experience who are carrying out critical research in architecture.

    ATCH is located within the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. The Centre supports innovative and interdisciplinary research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Architecture and its place within a larger history of ideas is a strong focus within the Centre.  Bringing together Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Fellows, Postgraduates and Academics from UQ’s School of Architecture, the centre offers a stimulating and rich environment for enquiry and debate. An active program of seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops and exhibitions is run throughout the year. For a full list of people, recent fellows and events please see ATCH Website.

    The Visiting Fellows Research Program supports short term residencies of one to three months for scholars to work on innovative research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Projects that overlap with the work of existing ATCH scholars will be favoured.  The program welcomes applicants from all levels of academia but particularly encourages proposals from new and mid-career scholars. Visiting Fellowships are not open to postgraduate students.

    The Visiting Fellows Research Program will provide a return airfare to Brisbane and a workspace within the centre. All Fellows will have access to UQ libraries, including the Fryer Library and Architecture and Music Library. Support for accommodation may also be available depending on the applicant’s financial circumstances.

    Visiting Fellows will be required to present their research in progress in a public lecture, participate in seminars and conferences organised during their residency, and contribute to HDR events. Published outcomes of research undertaken during the Fellowship should acknowledge ATCH and the UQ School of Architecture.

    While ATCH Visiting Fellows are solicited through EOIs, the Centre also directly invites Fellows to participate in the program.

    Expressions of Interest should be submitted as a single PDF file and address the following items in this order:

    • Name and contact details
    • Title of Research Project
    • Short Research Proposal including intended outcomes (500   words)
    • Short Biography including details of qualifications and 2 recent publications (200 words)
    • Citizenship & Employment Status. Will the applicant be on sabbatical during the course of the Fellowship?
    • Is the project supported by other sources of funding?
    • Is financial assistance for accommodation requested, and if so, on what grounds.
    • Preferred dates and duration of Fellowship in 2019.

    If your EOI proceeds to the second stage, the candidate will be invited to submit additional documentation including: 

    A short statement of relevance to ATCH Centre and existing members’ work
    Relation of the project to the applicant’s past and future research

    Two samples of published written work (journal articles, pieces of criticism, book chapter, chapter from a submitted PHD thesis).
    Name and contact details for 2 referees.

    Please note that the Australian Academic Year runs across two semesters from March to November with inter-semester breaks from late June to July and December to February. 

    EOIs should be submitted by email to: (d.vanderplaat@uq.edu.au) by July 1, 2018. Candidates will be notified by September 1, 2018 if they have proceeded to the second stage.

     

    For additional information please contact Centre Manager, Dr Deborah van der Plaat: d.vanderplaat@uq.edu.au

     

    Call for Expressions of Interest close: July 1, 2018.

     

    For more information, please see: ATCH Website.

    http://atch.architecture.uq.edu.au/home

     

  • CFP: The transnational live project: critical reflections on the ethics, politics and pedagogies of collaborations between the global north and global south

    Lisbon | Dates: 17 May – 30 Jun, 2018

    International Congress 'Colonial and Postcolonial Landscapes: Architecture, Cities, Infrastructures' at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 16-18 January 2019

    The deadline for papers is 30 June 2018 and selected authors will be notified by 31 July 2018. Full papers will be due by 31 December 2018.

    Call for Papers for the session:
    The transnational live project: critical reflections on the ethics, politics and pedagogies of collaborations between the global north and global south (Jhono Bennett, James Benedict Brown, Peter Russell)

    A live project ‘comprises the negotiation of a brief, timescale, budget and product between an educational organisation and an external collaborator for their mutual benefit … structured to ensure that students gain learning that is relevant.’ (Anderson & Priest, 2014) A transnational live project is one that involves an educational organisation in one country and a community in another. A number of recent contributions have enhanced our understanding of live projects. (Dodd et al, 2012; Harriss & Widder, 2014; Anderson & Priest, 2018) At best, live projects allow students to integrate their skills in a real world setting while building mutually beneficial partnerships with a commitment to a place. (Brennan et al, 1998) At worst, live projects can graft values and solutions onto communities rather than co-creating them. (Real, 2009) Stakeholders in transnational live projects in postcolonial contexts are invited to reflect critically on the ethical, political and pedagogical dimensions of their work. Contributors should articulate explicitly their pedagogical position, especially where critical, feminist, or alternative pedagogies have been used. What are the ethical, political and pedagogical issues at stake in transnational live projects? How are the power structures that operate in transnational live projects constructed, reproduced or subverted? How are successful transnational partnerships sustained? What characteristics do sustained transnational partnerships demonstrate?

    Jhono Bennett (1to1 Agency of Engagement / University of Johannesburg) is a Partner in 1to1 Agency of Engagement and Unit Leader at the University of Johannesburg's Graduate School of Architecture.

     

    James Benedict Brown (Independent Academic) is an independent academic with a research interest in architectural education. His PhD (Queen’s University Belfast, 2012) developed a pedagogical critique of the live project.

     

    Peter Russell (University of Nottingham, England) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture & Built Environment at the University of Nottingham, England.

  • Call for Proposals: Student Poster Sessions at 2018 Urban History Association Conference

    Columbia | Dates: 17 May – 01 Jun, 2018

    For those graduate students interested in exhibiting their work at the 2018 Urban History Association conference in Columbia, S.C., the UHA encourages you to take advantage of its poster sessions. See the announcement below for more information!

    Student Poster Sessions on Urban History

    Call for Proposals

    The Urban History Association will hold its biennial conference in Columbia, South Carolina October 18-21, 2018. The conference will feature a public session of posters that present original research by students. This session will be an opportunity for students at the graduate and advanced undergraduate level to present their work in a forum attended by hundreds of scholars from all over the United States.

    Students interested in participating should submit to Columbia2018UHA@gmail.com, by June 1, 2018, a single document containing the following:

    – A one-page abstract, clearly marked with your name and contact information, summarizing the research or activity. It should include the title, central research question(s), a brief statement of significance, sources, methods, and activities and major conclusions or outcomes. Works in progress, such as Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations, that do not yet have firm conclusions, are also encouraged.

    – A one-page resume or curriculum vitae, including (at a minimum) your contact information, university, major or concentration, expected degree, and relevant experience, skills, or course work.

    Please have your advisor or a faculty member closely familiar with the project email a

    short letter of endorsement to Columbia2018UHA@gmail.comexplaining the significance of the work and confirming that the faculty member expects s/he will be ready to present by October. This email is also due by June 1, 2018.

    Presenters are expected to provide their own poster of up to 36” x 42”. UHA will provide foamcore backing boards, easels, and clips.

    A special graduate student fee is available to make conference participation accessible to graduate students.

    Questions can be addressed to LaDale Winling, Program Committee Co-Chair, Columbia2018UHA@gmail.com

    UHA is an organization founded for the purpose of stimulating interest and forwarding research and study in the history of the city in all periods and geographical areas.  The UHA supports a variety of activities to enhance the visibility of the study of the history of the city.

    For further information please consult http://www.urbanhistory.org/columbia2018

  • CFP: Graduate Student Workshop, “In Search of Global Impact of Asian Aesthetics on American Art and Material Culture”

    Newark | Dates: 17 May – 08 Jun, 2018

    International Graduate Students Workshop
    Date: October 11-12, 2018
    The University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
    Call for Applications

    With the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art, the University of Delaware’s Department of Art History and the Winterthur Program of American Material Culture will host a two-day International Graduate Student workshop on October 11 and 12, 2018. This workshop is part of a series of events in October 2018 to launch the project “In Search of Global Impact of Asian Aesthetics on American Art and Material Culture.”

    We invite graduate students from a variety of fields, from all regions of the world, to submit a short abstract of a dissertation in progress or a project that: 1)redefines the canon of art history, with a focus on the multidirectional impact of Asian aesthetics on American art and material culture, and/or 2) proposes new interpretations of the transcultural and transhistorical flow of aesthetics that not only redefine the geocultural boundaries of Asia and North America, but also rethink methodological formations of aesthetic emergence.

    We strongly encourage proposals that consider the flow of global aesthetics beyond the circulation of objects, as well as those that examine “Asia” and “North America” as discursive structures or cultural constructs in connection with other world regions such as Africa, Europe, South America, among others. In sum: How do design ideas, patterns, and aesthetics travel across the globe, even when objects do not?

    To apply, send a short abstract written in English (300-500 words) and a 2-page CV to global-aesthetics@udel.edu by June 8, 2018.

    Applicants will be notified of decisions by July 8, 2018. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a dissertation chapter or excerpt, or paper, (9000-10000 words), to be pre-circulated and read before the workshop.

    Applicants will be notified of decisions by July 8, 2018. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a dissertation chapter or excerpt, or paper, (9000-10000 words), to be pre-circulated and read before the workshop. Official respondents are: Partha Mitter (Sussex, emeritus), Dorothy Ko (Barnard/Columbia), Lee Glazer(Freer/Sackler Galleries), Marco Musillo (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz), with the Terra Foundation’s guest critics: Zhang Gan and Chen Anying (Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua, Beijing), in addition to the faculty workshop advisors from the Department of Art History and the Winterthur Program of the University of Delaware.

    Lodging and meals are provided for invited participants throughout the workshop. Applicants seeking travel support should include in the application a letter demonstrating the need and a budget plan.

    In addition to the Terra Foundation, we thank the following organizations for their support: The University of Delaware’s Office of Graduate and Professional Education and the Center for Material Culture Studies, with grants from the Unidel Foundation, and National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City

    New York | Dates: 14 Jun – 01 Sep, 2018
    June 14, 2018 - September 1, 2018

    Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City explores how architects, designers, and building professionals can help NYC achieve its goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030. The exhibition focuses on a particular segment of the waste stream: the brief period between when we discard something and it rolls away on the back of a truck.

    Curator: Andrew Blum
    Designer: Wkshps

  • Luminarts Cultural Foundation Architecture Fellowship

    Chicago | Dates: 17 May – 15 Jun, 2018
    The Architecture Fellowship of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation is pleased to award one $5,000 Luminarts Fellowship for excellence in architectural design work. This opportunity is offered in conjunction with the Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Consequently, proposals that demonstrate the candidate’s greatest potential for contribution to the continuum of Classical design will be most strongly considered. Awardees will be invited to attend all Chicago-Midwest ICAA programming and events – educational and social – over the course of one year, free of charge. Once an individual has been designated a Luminarts Fellow, they are eligible to apply for further Fellow Project Grants through the Foundation. Awardee will receive notice of their fellowship on or before July 16th, and will be honored with a public presentation at the ICAA’s Acanthus Awards ceremony on November 17, 2018.

    Submissions must be received by Friday, June 15th at 11:59pm.
  • MNSAH Spring Tour 2018 | From Stillwater to the Olympics: Cuningham Group Architecture 1968-2018

    Minneapolis | Dates: 09 Jun, 2018

    John Cuningham, FAIA, invites MNSAH to his offices overlooking the Mississippi River for a talk about his career and the firm he founded, Cuningham Group Architecture. Following his studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design under Walter Gropius, John worked for James Stageberg in Minneapolis until he began his own firm. Founded in 1968, the firm has achieved an international presence with more than four hundred employees around the world. This year the firm celebrates its 50th anniversary.

    John will discuss projects that range from the Cross House in Stillwater, his first project after founding his firm, to the Alpensia Resort, the site of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. He has also been involved in historic preservation projects, including the renovation of the Itasca complex, one of the first warehouse conversion projects in the Minneapolis Warehouse District.

    John says that the firm’s guiding philosophy over the last fifty years has been that architecture is more than shelter; it also has the capacity to “uplift the human spirit.”

  • Historic Marker Roundtable

    Providence | Dates: 13 Jul, 2018

    Have a historic marker or plaque program? This event is for you!

    We invite you to attend a roundtable of regional colleagues to discuss best practices, guidelines, challenges, and other issues that arise in the identification of historic and historical buildings in our cities and towns. This event is intended for organizations (nonprofit and governmental) that administer historic marker or plaque programs. Note: we expect to follow up with a separate event for those groups that would like to start a program.

    The roundtable will take place at the Providence Preservation Society, 24 Meeting Street, Providence, RI, on Friday, July 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost of registration is $40.00 per person and includes lunch. Staff, trustees, and committee members are welcome; space is limited.

  • Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views

    Elmhurst | Dates: 10 Jun – 26 Aug, 2018

    In June, the Museum will stage Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views, a three-part exhibition curated by Columbia University Professor of Art History and Archeology Barry Bergdoll. New Views will provide background, context, and visibility to the McCormick House and serve as an introduction when the McCormick House facade is revealed for the first time in over twenty years.

    New Views’ first gallery will contain models of the prototype house and the potential prefab houses that were to be made after it, in addition to reproductions of historical photographs and advertisements for the houses. 

    New Views will also serve as the only U.S. venue for an international traveling exhibition curated by Renato Anelli, Professor at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning - University of São Paulo and curatorial advisor for New Views. Models and photographs of homes built and proposed by other architects will provide background for Mies’s ‘dream home of tomorrow.’ These materials come from the exhibition Glass Houses, which was originally held in Brazilian Lina Bo Bardi’s Glass House.

    Finally, the third gallery of New Views will display photographs by contemporary artists responding to reflections and transparency on the iconic glass walls designed by Mies, including works by Scott Fortino, Veronika Kellndorfer, Luisa Lambri, and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle. Described by a prefab advertisement used by McCormick, “The glass wall doesn’t merely disclose a section of the outdoors but reveals to the expansive eye and spirit a constant weather-changing spectacle from the earth up, of plant and creature.” 

    New Views is curated by Barry Bergdoll, Professor of Art History and Archeology at Columbia University,
    with curatorial advisors Renato Anelli, Professor at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning - University of São Paulo;
    Sol Camacho, Cultural Director of Instituto Bardi/Casa de Vidro; and
    Ana Lúcia Ceravolo, Post-PhD researcher on Architectural Heritage at IAU USP.

    The exhibition is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Explore Elmhurst Grant Program. Research support was provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  

    RELATED PROGRAMS

    Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Members’ Day

    An exclusive members-only preview of Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Untitled Film (Red). Only open to members and donors 
    12 PM: Architecture tour led by historic preservation architect, Heidi Granke, highlighting the new restoration efforts
    2 PM: Talk by curatorial advisor Renato Anelli, Professor at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning - University of São Paulo
    4 PM: Talk by curator Barry Bergdoll, Columbia University Professor of Art History and Archaeology
    5-8 PM: Members’ Opening Reception

    Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:30pm

    Scott Mehaffey in conversation with John McKinnon

    Scott Mehaffey, Executive Director of the Farnsworth House, and John McKinnon, Executive Director of Elmhurst Art Museum, will compare and contrast the two houses built by the architect Mies van der Rohe. The structures were finished one year apart, but have distinct design and functional differences.

    Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

    Family Day

    We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by our exhibitions Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Untitled Film (Red).

    Free with museum admission or current membership.

    Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 1:30pm

    Exhibition Tour

    Join us for an in-depth look at the current exhibitions Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Untitled Film (Red).

    Free with museum admission or current membership.

    Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 1:30pm

    Exhibition Tour

    Join us for an in-depth look at the current exhibitions Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Untitled Film (Red).

    Free with museum admission or current membership.

    Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 1:00pm

    Family Day

    We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by the exhibition Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views.

    Free with museum admission or current membership.

    Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:30pm

    Exhibition Tour

    Join us for an in-depth look at the current exhibition Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views.

    Free with museum admission or current membership.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:30pm

    EAM/EPL Book Discussion | "The Glass Room," by Simon Mawer

    Join us for a conversation about “The Glass Room”, New York Times bestseller novel and a short-list for the Man Booker Prize. The book tells a tale of a recently married couple, who commission a German architect to build a modern house in Czechoslovakia but have to flee it because of World War II. The fictional Landauer House is based on the Villa Tugendhat built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The modern masterpiece embodies a “less is more” design with a transparent glass room as its center. As the house changes hands, each new inhabitant falls under a spell from the extraordinary idealism and aura of the glass room.

  • Georgian Group Symposium: The Architecture of James Gibbs

    London | Dates: 29 – 29 Sep, 2018

    Saturday, 29 September 2018 at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BE

    Following successful conferences sponsored by the Group in previous years on John Nash and the Adam Brothers, the Georgian Group is organising a day-long symposium on the work of James Gibbs (1682-1754). Born in Scotland and trained in Rome, Gibbs was one of the most important British architects of the eighteenth century, responsible for such well-known buildings such as the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford, and for many other commissions, both public and private, throughout the British Isles. He also published one of the most influential of all eighteenth-century architectural pattern books, as a result of which his influence spread throughout the worldwide British diaspora. Drawing upon recent research, the symposium will reassess, and throw new light upon, his achievement and its significance for the understanding of Georgian architecture.

    The symposium will be held from 10 am to 5.15 pm, and will be led by Dr Geoffrey Tyack, editor of the Georgian Group Journal. Speakers will include leading authorities on eighteenth-century British architecture and decorative art - among them Andrew Martindale, Peter Guillery, Richard Hewlings, Charles Hind, Hugh Petter and Alec Cobbe - and younger scholars. There will be papers on Gibbs’s Scottish background and his training in Rome; his work in London; his university buildings in Oxford and Cambridge; his country houses in both Britain and Ireland; his contribution to interior design, with special reference to plasterwork; his transatlantic influence; his portrait busts; and his relevance to the classical architecture of our own day.

    Following the symposium there will be a reception at the church of St Peter, Vere Street (just north of Oxford Street), built to Gibbs’s designs in 1721-4, with superb plasterwork by the Swiss-Italian plasterers Artari and Bagutti.

    Student tickets: A number of tickets at reduced rates are available for students registered on a degree-level course (both full-time and part-time). 

    Programme

    9.30 am - Arrival and registration

    10 am - Opening address

    SESSION 1

    Andrew Martindale: ‘Mr Gibbs, the Scottish architect’

    William Aslet: Gibbs, Knowledge and the Fashioning of a Professional Reputation in London

    Alex Echlin: James Gibbs and the historiography of early eighteenth-century English architecture

    BREAK

    SESSION 2

    Peter Guillery: James Gibbs and the Cavendish-Harley estate in Marylebone

    Geoffrey Tyack: Gibbs in Cambridge and Oxford

    Ann-Marie Akehurst: Inferior to none: James Gibbs, the Royal Naval Hospital at Stonehouse and l’affaire de l’Hotel-Dieu

    SESSION 3

    Richard Hewlings: Gibbs’s scale bars

    Jenny Saunt: Ornament and the architect: James Gibbs’s interactions with decorative plasterwork and furniture

    LUNCH

    SESSION 4

    Ricky Pound: James Gibbs and the Octagon Room at James Johnston’s Villa at Twickenham

    Pete Smith : Gibbs at Kiveton Park, Yorkshire

    Alec Cobbe: The Path of a James Gibbs Discovery: Newbridge House, Ireland

    BREAK

    SESSION 5

    Michael Bevington: James Gibbs and his garden buildings at Stowe: inventor and mentor

    Charles Hind: Transatlantic influence: A Book of Architecture and the American colonies

    Dana Josephson: Portrait busts of Gibbs: new discoveries

    Hugh Petter: James Gibbs and the enduring legacy of popular classical architecture

    Final questions and summing up

    5.45-7 pm – Reception at St Peter, Vere Street

  • Voorsanger Architects Archive Exhibition and Closing Reception

    St. Paul | Dates: 13 May – 07 Aug, 2018
    In August 2015, the University of St. Thomas Department of Art History and Bartholomew Voorsanger, founder and principal of Voorsanger Architects PC, entered into an agreement to create an archive of selected projects by the New York City-based firm. The archive will consist not only of born-digital material in an online database, a website, oral histories, but also physical objects including models, photographs, publications, and sketchbooks.
     
    This spring we formally launch the archive with an exhibition in the Department of Art History Gallery and the unveiling of the digital archive and website at our April 17 exhibition panel and reception. To better understand the process involved in preserving the work of Voorsanger Architects, we will bring together the principal and founder of the firm, Bartholomew Voorsanger, with architectural historians Dell Upton of the University of California at Los Angeles and Victoria Young of St. Thomas, to consider how we are preserving the importance of Voorsanger Architects’ work in the history of architecture worldwide.
     
    Learn more about the exhibition in the St. Thomas Newsroom and TommieMedia.com.

     

    CLOSING RECEPTION: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 6-7pm. 

  • ISC Residency Exhibition, “Permutations of Vulnerability” at Novado Gallery

    Jersey City | Dates: 09 – 23 Jun, 2018
    ISC's Residents @ Mana Contemporary Carole Halle, Jessica Taylor Hale, Christina Dietz, and Dominic Sansone are showcasing what they created during their residency and what they have been up to since. With the vulnerability and precarity that can be evoked throughout all artists work, Permutations of Vulnerability showcases the meaning behind their pieces. Where there is commonality in the place, time, and use of materials each artists work shines and standouts in their own unique and individual way.

    Opening reception is free and open to the public June 9th 7-10 pm and will be on view until June 23rd. Scheduled Artist Talks, TBD.

  • On Track- A Dual Installation by Elizabeth Kronfield and Hillel O’Leary Hosted by International Sculpture Center and The Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society

    Scranton | Dates: 28 May – 02 Jun, 2018

    Artists Elizabeth Kronfield & Hillel O’Leary have been chosen by International Sculpture Center to exhibit at the 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art. For their exhibition they are reinventing a used horse train car to create an immersive art installation that will be on view at Steamtown Historic Site in Scranton, PA. There is an opening reception Friday, June 1, 2018, 6-8 pm.

    Elizabeth Kronfield is an artist and an educator. She received her BFA from Bowling Green State University and her MFA from University of Georgia. She has been invited to teach, demonstrate, exhibit, and lecture internationally. Her work is created primarily out of cast iron mixed with natural materials such as carved stone, porcelain, or horsehair and varies in scale from small pedestal pieces to installations to large outdoor commissions. Kronfield has exhibited her work internationally with recent exhibitions at SanBao Gallery in Jingdezhen, China, The Metals Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, RedBird Gallery in Columbia, South Carolina, Jeske Sculpture Park in Ferguson, Missouri, The Nebraska Museum of Art, and Gallery r in Rochester, New York. She currently is Professor of Sculpture and Graduate Director in the School of Art, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

    Hillel O’Leary is a New York sculptor and installation artist whose work deals in place, time, and belonging. He is a recent graduate of the Penn State sculpture MFA program, and he holds a bachelor’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is also a founding member of “the Wurks”, a Providence, RI artist collective and resource center. Hillel’s work has been featured both in the United States and internationally. This fall, he completed a series of projects at Joya Arte+ Ecologia, an “off-the-grid” residency in southern Spain. His work has recently been featured as part of the Digital Stone Project, a residency in which he carved marble with robots in Italy’s Tuscany region. Hillel is currently working as a freelance designer, visiting lecturer, and professional drifter.

  • Can we not open our eyes to our own treasures?

    Chicago | Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2018

    Architectural photographer and historical preservationist Richard Nickel would have turned 90 years old on May 31, 2018. To commemorate this significant date and to discuss the relevance of Richard Nickel and current preservation efforts, we are organizing an event as part of MAS Context’s 2018 Spring Talks series with Tim Samuelson, John Vinci, and Bianca Bova. The event will take place on June 8, 2018 , 5:30PM, at the Millennium Park Room (5th floor) of the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602).  Lecture is free and open to the public.  Reservations 

     Photographer and activist Richard Nickel dedicated much of his life documenting and battling to preserve Chicago’s diverse architecture, most notably the work of architect Louis Sullivan. He died on April 13, 1972, when a portion of the Old Chicago Stock Exchange building collapsed on him while trying to salvage a spandrel panel. As noted by the Chicago Landmarks Commission, “After Nickel’s tragic death, his role in bringing attention to Chicago’s historic architecture was widely recognized. His reputation and importance have continued to grow with the publication of [Richard] Cahan’s biography, the display of architectural ornament he salvaged, and as many of his photographs have become iconic images of the city’s historic architecture.”

    In 2010, Richard Nickel’s works, which include negatives, photographs, and research papers, were donated to the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago by the Richard Nickel Committee.

    During this event, attendees will be able to see in person some of the ornaments that Nickel salvaged and Tim Samuelson, John Vinci, and Bianca Bova will discuss the importance of Nickel and the stories behind some of the artifacts. Tim and Bianca will also discuss the newly formed Chicago Architectural Preservation Archive (CAPA), an organization devoted to the documentation and stewardship of materials related to the practices of early urban preservationists who gravitated around Richard Nickel.

    The event title uses Nickel’s own words from a letter to the editor published in the Chicago Tribune on May 24, 1960.

     Bianca Bova is a Chicago-based curator and the associate director of the Chicago Architectural Preservation Archive. She has worked with national and international contemporary arts organizations including Gunder Exhibitions, SiTE:LAB, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and EXPO Chicago.

    www.cargocollective.com/biancabova | www.chicagopreservationarchive.org

    Tim Samuelson is the director of the Chicago Architectural Preservation Archive and has served as Chicago’s cultural historian since the late Lois Weisberg—then Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs—created that position for him in 2002. A city treasure in his own right, Samuelson has been involved in local preservation efforts for nearly his entire life, and played a significant role as part of the city’s Commission on Chicago Landmarks in the 1980s. In 2015, Landmarks Illinois named Tim himself a “Legendary Landmark.” He has organized multiple exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center, including “Bronzeville Echoes: Faces and Places of Chicago’s African American Music” (2018), “Mecca Flat Blues” (2014), “Wright Before the ‘Lloyd'” (2013), “Louis Sullivan’s Idea” (2010, with Chris Ware), and “Isn’t That Amazing! The Appeal and Spiel of Ronco and Popeil” (2004).
    www.chicagopreservationarchive.org

    John Vinci, FAIA, a principal of his own architecture firms since 1969, has an established reputation for excellence in the restoration of historic architecture and the design of new buildings. His restoration work includes Louis Sullivan’s Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio in Oak Park and numerous projects for the Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Vinci’s new buildings include the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, the Arts Club of Chicago and several award-winning residences. Mr. Vinci received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1960. He was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 1992.
    www.vinci-hamp.com

    MAS Context, a quarterly journal created by MAS Studio, addresses issues that affect the urban context. Each issue delivers a comprehensive view of a single topic through the active participation of people from different fields and different perspectives who, together, instigate the debate.

    MAS Context is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. Architect Iker Gil is Editor in Chief
  • Preserve Minneapolis 2018 Summer Tours

    Minneapolis | Dates: 12 May – 29 Sep, 2018

    Preserve Minneapolis announces its 2018 Summer Walking & Bus Tour Season. Now in its seventh year, the program offers 26 unique tours that explore the architectural, historical, and cultural treasures of Minneapolis.

    Learn how the the only waterfall on the Mississippi River shaped the growth of the city; discover the neighborhoods where Prince spent his youth; take a peek inside the city's most breathtaking interiors; and much more!

    Preserve Minneapolis, a non-profit organization founded in 2003, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minneapolis by recognizing, preserving, and revitalizing the architectural and related cultural resources of the city of Minneapolis.

    Visit https://www.preserveminneapolis.org/summer-walking-tours/ for more information and to register.

    For questions and other inquiries, contact tours@preservemineapolis.org.
  • iPRES 2018 The 15th International Conference on Digital Preservation

    Boston/Cambridge | Dates: 24 – 27 Sep, 2018

    iPRES is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004, we have had annual iPRES conferences in rotation around the globe on four continents so far. Our conference brings together 300-400 scientists, students, researchers, archivists, librarians, providers, and other experts to share recent developments, innovative projects and to collaboratively solve problems. Come celebrate our 15th conference at iPRES 2018 in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts!

    #iPres2018

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