Recent Opportunities

  • SAHANZ Gold: 33rd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand

    Melbourne | Dates: 06 – 09 Jul, 2016
    GOLD, for millennia, has fascinated humanity and possessed an extraordinary value amongst most civilizations. It was the favoured ultimate currency in many cultures and served as the signal form of capital: both its accumulation and its waste. It was the catalyst of wars, and constituted its spoils. Gold is the adjective to describe mythical lands: for Marco Polo, Japan was 'Zipangu, the Land of Gold'. There have been venerated building types celebrating religious and cultural beliefs like 'golden' temples and 'golden' houses like Nero's Domus Aurea. There have been buildings to protect gold, buildings which openly display it. In art and architectural historiography, there have been 'golden' periods and 'golden ages'. Gold is about luxury, glamour and excess. It also has as its direct opposite objects of no value, things that might be described as worthless.

    The 33rd Annual SAHANZ Conference to be held in Melbourne in July 2016 is to be devoted to the exploration of architecture and gold. The public announcement in 1851 that gold had been discovered in the newly created state of Victoria changed the course of Australian history. Melbourne, the state's capital, grew to be one of the world's great provincial metropolises and gold was its motor. In 1854, the Victorian Gold Discovery Committee observed that "The discovery of the Victorian Goldfields has converted a remote dependency into a country of world wide fame; it has attracted a population, extraordinary in number, with unprecedented rapidity; it has enhanced the value of property to an enormous extent; it has made this the richest country in the world; and, in less than three years, it has done for this colony the work of an age, and made its impulses felt in the most distant regions of the earth." Melbourne is thus the ideal conference venue for critically examining gold and the history of the built environment.
  • CFP: MORE: Expanding architecture from a gender-based perspective. III International Conference on Gender and Architecture (Florence, 26-28 Jan 17)

    Florence | Dates: 29 Jun – 20 Sep, 2016
    MORE: Expanding architecture from a gender-based perspective. III International Conference on Gender and Architecture intends to continue creating a space for meeting and debate about the issues that relate architecture and gender studies opened in 2014 during the I International Congress of Architecture and Gender “ARQUITECTAS. Redefining the Profession” (ETSA Sevilla, Spain) and resumed in 2015 by “Matrices. II International Congress of Architecture and Gender” (Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, Portugal).

    The Third International Conference on Research in Architecture and Gender will focus on the theme of expanding architecture from a gender-based perspective and incorporating feminist strategies. It will promote, address and disseminate high-quality research, drawing connections among specialist areas of both theory and practice, thus revealing trans-disciplinary aspects and activating hybridizing processes that can no longer be eluded.

    (Architectural) Space is not neutral: it is a social production and the result of a collective action. For this very reason, in order to face the new challenges induced by the current crisis (which has disclosed and highlighted the unstable and precarious dimension of our vital needs and environments), the behavioural changes resulting from the use of new technologies and the changing exigencies of the labour market, architects and, consequently, educators are required to take into account the dimension of time (beyond space) and become crosscutting agents of spatial and social changes.

    There are different ways of understanding the social dimension of architecture: it is a field replete with tensions and contradictions, uncertainties, possibilities and discussions about whether or not the social and political commitment of architecture is something structural of its agenda. Architecture operates at the intersections of various elements depending on contingencies, on contexts at a particular place and time. It deals with wide sets of (power, production) relations and has to face entanglements of (cultural, political, economic) factors (systems of representation, objects, forms, meanings). For these reasons, professional identity and socio-political responsibility cannot be considered as separated entities. Both production and use belong to the same process: the traditional client-architect relationship should necessarily be questioned and redefined, since architecture involves something more than the way in which our environment has been built, including the way in which it is experienced, used, maintained. 

    Falling outside of the parameters of mainstream discourse - and prioritizing place-making rather than form-making - a large group of women architects and educators have turned gender and social justice into the main features of a feminist agenda in architecture that includes a commitment to participatory principles and an inextricably intertwined link between theory and practice, design and (performative) actions. An independent understanding of reality from a gender-based perspective is needed to develop new crosscutting views on urgent social and political issues (social, political, ecological, management -and use- based issues, focusing on hybrid production models that take into accounts care, affection, enjoyment), taking action, blurring the traditional disciplinary role and mastery of the architect, focusing on the social production of space. The most challenging issue is to activate spatial potential rather than providing design solutions, thus making (urban and architectural) spaces a continuous collective and engaging project open to changes and transformations.

    We believe that the exchanging of ideas and experiences, carried out by sharing and collectivizing current (design or practice-based and artistic) research and explorations on critical, experimental, feminist, hybridizing approaches to architecture might provide and promote new epistemologies, methodologies and pedagogies in architectural discourse and practice. It’s possible to detect in the way feminist practices dismiss the traditional role of the architect as the sole and undisputed producer / demiurge – pursued by working as curators, advisers, space activators, and other producers – a sort of drift towards an expanded dimension of architecture and architectural education which calls into question what architecture itself is. Architecture can hybridize with peripheral knowledge and experiences that have not been taken into account by traditional architectural debates. Focusing on an architectural practice that comes from counter-hegemonic positions and places of social exclusion can meet unattended challenges. 

    Dismantling the paradigm of the building as the conditio sine qua non of architectural production, testing and questioning some of the most consolidated and accepted categories of architectural practice (such as the role of the author, the concept of disciplinary boundaries, the gap between builders and theorists), many women architects have subverted the relationship between theory and practice, pointing out that writing, drawing, and model-making (whether validated by building or not) are all specific forms of architectural thought and practice.


    We invite educators, researchers, scholars, professionals, graduate and doctoral students, in the fields of architecture, urban design, art, history of architecture and related areas, such as psychology, anthropology, sociology, geography, new technologies and law to present the result of their investigations and/or their ideas, suggestions, insights on the above mentioned gender sensitive/feminist strategies in architecture and architectural education by responding to the following thematic areas.

    Scientifically rigorous products of various formats (such as papers, interactive sessions and seminars, theatre plays, videos, photographs, performances, sound installations, artworks, etc.) will be accepted and welcome.


    We also propose to organise additional workshops to create an open space in which promoting both individual and collective awareness on intersectional (gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, age, ability) concerns, encouraging and fuelling the debate even through more performative approaches.
  • Wright’s Accessible Usonian: The Laurent House in Rockford

    Rockford | Dates: 12 Jul, 2016
    Calling it “my little gem,” Frank Lloyd Wright often encouraged clients to visit the house he built in 1952 for Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent in Rockford, Illinois. Follow Wright’s advice and experience this fully restored residence, the only home Wright designed to be handicapped accessible.

    Noted for their open floor plans on a single level, Wright’s compact Usonian designs attracted the Laurents. The couple wanted a house suitable for Kenneth, who used a wheelchair due to paralysis after spinal surgery. The Laurents lived in the house for the next 60 years.

    After lunch, the excursion will stop at the William Pettit Chapel in nearby Belvidere. This 1906 building has all the elements of Wright’s classic Prairie style, including a central fireplace, continuous bands of windows and wood trim throughout. 
  • 2nd International Symposium on Ecological Wisdom

    Austin | Dates: 17 – 20 Nov, 2016
    The School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin will host the 2nd International Symposium on Ecological Wisdom, November 17- 20, 2016.
    A collaboration between UT Austin, Tongji University (Shanghai), East China Normal University, (Shanghai), and the International Society for Ecological Wisdom, the conference brings together over forty presenters—the best and brightest minds in the field of ecological wisdom. Fritz Steiner, dean emeritus of UT Austin’s School of Architecture, now dean of PennDesign, will provide the keynote address. The three-day event includes speakers from around the globe, and concludes with a field trip to a still-operating irrigation complex from the early 1700s, as well as a retooled section of the irrigation system that became the "Riverwalk" in downtown San Antonio, Texas.  
     
    An interdisciplinary field of study, ecology wisdom caters to engineers, architects and landscape architects, planners, historic preservationists, and designers, among other practitioners. The November symposium is targeted to academics and professionals in those fields, and to laypersons with an interest in ecological wisdom. The theme of this year’s conference is Ecological Wisdom Inspired Urban Resilience: Building Strategies, Tenets, and Practice. Speakers will present on topics ranging from Relationships Between Ecological Wisdom and Contemporary Science and Technology to Social Learning and Ecological Wisdom. A selection of the papers presented at the symposium will be included in a forthcoming book, EcoWISE, published by Springer-Nature. 
     
    "Ecological Wisdom is an important new approach to planning, engineering, architecture, and design, and is bringing together scholars and practitioners from across disciplines," remarked Robert Young, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. “Together, these professionals are drawing upon historical precedents and contemporary science to present some of the most remarkable innovations in creating regenerative cities and regions. The symposium will provide an in-depth examination of ecological wisdom, and catalyze discussion about future possibilities for this exciting new field.”
     
    Ecological wisdom provides an effective framework for achieving urban resilience and sustainability. It incorporates practical and theoretical social and ecological knowledge with site-specific history to develop strategies and action plans that support ethical and sustainable practices. A greater understanding of ecological wisdom enhances designers’ abilities to make responsible, ecologically-sound decisions for a city or community’s long-term benefit.
     
    Inquiries about the symposium may be directed to Dr. Robert Young, University of Texas at Austin, at ryoung@utexas.edu.
  • The Industry & Artistry of Portland Windows

    Portland | Dates: 28 Jun – 08 Oct, 2016
    This exciting new exhibit explores the construction and design of windows throughout history with an emphasis on local companies, artisans, and products. Industry and Artistry focuses on the years 1880 to 1930 when art glass and millwork manufacturing were at their heights in Portland and the United States. Many of the windows on display, including some beautiful stained glass, were salvaged by our founders, Jerry Bosco and Ben Milligan from buildings demolished in the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibit tells the story of glassmaking, from ancient history to the 20th century, and how glass came to be used in windows like those we see and use every day. You’ll also learn about the dearth of local window glassmakers in Portland, even at a time when there were many Portland area wood window sash companies. By the mid-nineteenth century, wood sash windows were common in American architecture. They were mass produced and not only could a builder or homeowner acquire them at a local millwork company, they could purchase windows through mail order catalogs. The exhibit will also explore the use of art glass in windows, particularly stained glass. Included in this story is the famous Povey Brothers Glass Company, which for a time dominated the art glass industry in Portland, producing amazing windows. We’ll also include a nod to our founders who operated a stained glass company of their own in the 1970s – early 1980s. Sponsored by the Oregon Heritage Commission Additional Support by Merrill Lynch, David Schlicker Stained Glass Studio, Inc., & Jackie Peterson-Loomis
  • CFP: Digital Cultural Heritage Conference (Brisbane, 19-21 Apr 17)

    Dates: 28 Jun – 25 Jul, 2016
    Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

    digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS

    19-21 April 2017 in Brisbane, Australia

    Conference convenors Dr Kelly Greenop and Dr Chris Landorf

    Innovative new data collection and digital visualisations captures historic artefacts, places and practices faster, in greater detail and shared amongst a wider community than ever before. Creative virtual environments that provide interactive interpretations of place, archives enriched with digital film and audio recordings, histories augmented by crowdsourced data all have the potential to engage new audiences, engender alternative meanings and enhance current management practice. At a less tangible level, new technologies can contribute to debates about societal relationships with the historical past, contemporary present and possible futures, as well as drive questions about authenticity, integrity, authorship and the democratisation of heritage.

    Yet for many, a gap still exists between these evolving technologies and their application in everyday heritage practice. This conference will focus on the emerging disciplines of digital cultural heritage and the established practice of heritage management, providing a platform for critical debate between those developing and applying innovative digital technology, and those seeking to integrated best practice into the preservation, presentation and sustainable management of cultural heritage.

    Call for papers
    This conference is designed to encourage critical debate across a wide range of heritage-related disciplines. We welcome papers from cultural heritage and tourism practitioners and academics, as well as architecture, anthropology, archaeology, geography, media studies, museum studies and other cultural heritage-related fields. We particularly encourage papers that explore the technical challenges of digitising tangible and intangible cultural heritage, those that identify issues with digitisation and digital interaction, and those that address the philosophical or theoretical challenges posed by digital cultural heritage.

    Submission details
    Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted via the online form by 25th July 2016.
    https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=digher2017

    Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers (5000 words max.) for publication in the peer reviewed conference proceedings. Accepted papers will be published after the conference.

    If you have any difficulties accessing the online submission form or any other queries, please contact Brit Winnen at<b.winnen@uq.edu.au> b.winnen@uq.edu.au<mailto:b.winnen@uq.edu.au>

    Key dates
    Abstracts due: 25th July 2016
    Notification of abstract acceptance: 12th September 2016
    Full papers due: 12th December 2016
    Notification of full paper acceptance: 13th March 2017
    Early bird registration closes: 20th March 2017
    Registration closes: 3rd April
    Conference: 19th-21st April 2017
    Final papers due: 22 May 2017
     
  • Culture Lab Detroit Discussion Series

    Detroit | Dates: 15 – 16 Sep, 2016
    Culture Lab Detroit, an organization that fosters conversations and collaborations between Detroit and the international art, architecture and design communities, announces its 2016 program. For its fourth edition, Culture Lab Detroit explores the theme of “Walls”—be they architectural or theoretical, historical or speculative. Through a two-night discussion series, public art projects, and ongoing collaborations, Culture Lab Detroit 2016 brings together premier artists, architects, curators and theorists to provide groundbreaking alternatives to some of the most entrenched issues of recent times. 
      
    Culture Lab Detroit's discussion series will take place September 15 and 16, 2016. Participants will discuss new ways to move through a city, to visit a museum, to catalyze social change through art, and to negotiate the ever-shifting divide between public and private space. These vital conversations will be held against the backdrop of Detroit, addressing issues of empty space, population shifts, urban blight and renewal, and the struggle to define a new environment of collaboration and respect. 
      
    Each dialogue is free and open to the public. 

    Thursday, September 15 – 6:30 p.m. EST 
    Sliding Walls: Reimagining the Architecture of Social Space 
    College for Creative Studies, Benson & Edith Ford Conference Center at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education 
    460 W Baltimore St., Detroit, MI 
      
    PARTICIPANTS 
    Elizabeth Diller, Founding Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro 
    Trevor Paglen, Artist 
    Franklin Sirmans, Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami 
      
    MODERATOR 
    Dennis Scholl, Former VP/Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation 
    Friday, September 16 – 6:30 p.m. EST 
    Stones Thrown: Art and Social Progress 
    The Jam Handy 
    2900 E Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 
      
    PARTICIPANTS 
    Eva Franch i Gilabert, Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture 
    Glenn Kaino, Artist 
    Adam Pendleton, Artist 
    MODERATOR 
    Salvador Salort-Pons, Director, Detroit Institute of Arts 
      
    “This year, Culture Lab Detroit looks to provide a variety of answers to a central issue of cultural placemaking: how do we allow walls to inform our experiences without limiting us,” says Founder Jane Schulak. “Our participants bring together a wide array of professional and personal diversity, but they are united in the pursuit of social justice. We’re thrilled to hold this globally relevant conversation in Detroit.” 
      
    In addition to the two-night discussion series, Culture Lab Detroit will continue to present world-class public works of art and design to the Detroit community. 
     
  • CFP: Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way? (Lisbon, 5-8 Jul 17)

    Lisbon | Dates: 27 Jun – 31 Aug, 2016
    The ARTIS – Institute of History of Art, School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and the ICOMOS Portugal are pleased to invite all the researchers, specialists and other stakeholders involved in the process of safeguarding of architectural heritage created in the meeting of cultures, to participate in the International Congress Preserving transcultural heritage: your way or my way?, which will take place in Lisbon, between 05 and 08 July 2017.

    Paper and poster proposals are welcome until 31 August 2016. Please submit your paper or poster by sending the proposal to the email congress.artis@letras.ulisboa.pt (see the submission guidelines on website). The proposals will be selected by the session organisers and the Scientific Committee on the basis of the following criteria: relevance, innovation, scientific quality and theme of the session. On 15 September proposers will be notified regarding acceptance of their paper or poster and will receive further instructions.

    The organisation encourages multidisciplinary and international research on the safeguarding of transcultural heritage (architecture, urbanism, archaeology, landscapes and decorative arts in built heritage).
  • Conservation of the Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve: Session 8

    Gyumri | Dates: 19 – 30 Sep, 2016
    Adventures in Preservation (AiP) has been working since 2007 to help develop a project that will lead to repair and restoration of as many historic structures in the district as possible. We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to join this project run by the Kumayri Museum-Preserve. There are session dates to fit everyone’s schedule. Work in 2016 will focus on two areas – documentation within Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve and study of the 7th century church located in the heart of this historic district. Read more and register at adventuresinpreservation.org/upcoming-adventures/kumayri-cultural-museum-preserve/.
  • Conservation of the Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve: Session 7

    Gyumri | Dates: 01 – 12 Sep, 2016
    Adventures in Preservation (AiP) has been working since 2007 to help develop a project that will lead to repair and restoration of as many historic structures in the district as possible. We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to join this project run by the Kumayri Museum-Preserve. There are session dates to fit everyone’s schedule. Work in 2016 will focus on two areas – documentation within Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve and study of the 7th century church located in the heart of this historic district. Read more and register at adventuresinpreservation.org/upcoming-adventures/kumayri-cultural-museum-preserve/.
  • Conservation of the Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve: Session 6

    Gyumri | Dates: 11 – 22 Aug, 2016
    Adventures in Preservation (AiP) has been working since 2007 to help develop a project that will lead to repair and restoration of as many historic structures in the district as possible. We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to join this project run by the Kumayri Museum-Preserve. There are session dates to fit everyone’s schedule. Work in 2016 will focus on two areas – documentation within Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve and study of the 7th century church located in the heart of this historic district. Read more and register at adventuresinpreservation.org/upcoming-adventures/kumayri-cultural-museum-preserve/.
  • Conservation of the Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve

    Gyumri | Dates: 15 – 16 Sep, 2016
    Adventures in Preservation (AiP) has been working since 2007 to help develop a project that will lead to repair and restoration of as many historic structures in the district as possible. We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to join this project run by the Kumayri Museum-Preserve. There are session dates to fit everyone’s schedule. Work in 2016 will focus on two areas – documentation within Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve and study of the 7th century church located in the heart of this historic district.
  • Linking Archaeology with Preservation at Fairfield Plantation

    White Marsh | Dates: 14 – 20 Aug, 2016
    Experience the thrill of re-discovering history at Fairfield Plantation. Fairfield was home to one of Virginia’s magnificent manor houses, an architectural enigma once surrounded by 7,000 acres of tobacco fields and forestland at the heart of Gloucester County, just north of Williamsburg. This project is a rare opportunity to try your hand at both archaeology and historic preservation. Volunteers will have a full week of activities, including instruction in excavation techniques, making a “hot mix” mortar from burned shell, and bricklaying techniques.
  • Bitácora 34: Space and Graphic

    Mexico DF | Dates: 15 – 16 Sep, 2016
    This issue of Bitácora seeks papers centered on the thinking of three dimensional architecture, objects, landscapes, and the city as broadly related to two dimensional graphic space. /// Este número de Bitácora provoca a pensar la arquitectura, los objetos, el paisaje y las ciudades –de tres dimensiones–, en estrecha relación con el espacio de la gráfica –en dos dimensiones.
  • Foundation for Landscape Studies 2017 Book Prizes

    Dates: 23 Jun – 01 Dec, 2016
    The Foundation for Landscape Studies invites publishers and authors to submit their books for this year’s John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize and David R. Coffin Publication Grant. Please see the list of previous winners of these prizes on the website.
      
    The John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize is awarded to books published in the last three years that have made a significant contribution to the study and understanding of garden history and landscape design. The David R. Coffin Publication Grant supports the research and publication of a book in the field of landscape studies.  

    Award recipients will be selected by a jury composed of members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Detailed descriptions of the eligibility requirements and the application procedures for each award may be found on the website. The application deadline for both awards is December 1, 2016.  
     
    We welcome nominations for the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize and the David R. Coffin Publication Grant from both publishers and authors. 

    Please submit all inquiries to:

    Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, President
    Foundation for Landscape Studies
    7 West 81st Street
    New York, NY 10024
    elizabethbarlowrogers@gmail.com
  • IFLA Arts Section Satellite Conference in Chicago -- August 2016

    Chicago | Dates: 09 – 11 Aug, 2016
    The Art Library as Place: Building on the Past, Building for the Future will consist of papers, panel discussions, site visits to local art museums and libraries, and tours of Chicago area architecture.
  • CFP: Fabrications 27:2, 'Tropical Zone: People, Practices and Pedagogies'

    Dates: 23 Jun – 10 Oct, 2016
    Two decades of architectural debate on environmental issues have cast new light on climatic responses, with very different interpretations of the meanings and constructions of the *tropical* zone. Colonial, modernist and regional responses have been scrutinised as genealogically linked. Scientific discourses, cultural prejudices and social approaches intertwined to produce a resilient dialectic that has been reproduced, augmented or interrogated in research. This issue of Fabrications invites contributors to address the theme of the tropical zone as an architectural construct created and disseminated by a range of actors including educators, practitioners and their clientele, and state and institutional networks. Who were they/what were these and how did they approach this subject? What was their contribution to architectural production? How was that contribution received? How is it viewed retroactively in the light of new scholarship?

    This issue anticipates papers that interrogate the term, its application and its imprint in regional histories, during the colonial and modern periods and after decolonisation in environments identified by the descriptor *tropical*. However, it also seeks new definitions of the term and its usage, in the context of contemporary environmental debates. It looks for new analyses of discursive trends from metropolitan centres of imperialism, from former colonies and from regions that regard themselves as climatically distinct. This issue is also open to papers that discuss how an understanding of the tropical zone relates to green architecture and new techno-scientific building processes, both in terms of aesthetics and politics.

    Papers should be submitted online at www.edmgr.com/rfab by 10 October 2016

    Papers must conform with the Guidelines for Authors.
  • Making Spaces: Between Studio and Laboratory

    Montréal | Dates: 27 – 30 Oct, 2016
    Please submit proposals to session chairs Emily Doucet (emily.doucet@mail.utoronto.ca) and Amy Wallace (amy.wallace@mail.utoronto.ca) by June 30, 2016. The artist’s studio is fundamentally a site of material transformations. However, since the sixteenth century it has equally been perceived as a site of intellectual endeavour, uniting the hand and the mind of the artist in the pursuit of representation. Likewise, the idea of the laboratory has been understood as both a space of knowledge production and creative experimentation. This session will examine the manifest and latent conventions of artists’ studios that have informed artistic production. In what ways have the spaces of scientific and artistic experimentation overlapped? How have artists manipulated the studio as an instrument of artistic practice? What role have technological advancements played in changes to the studio? How have artists transcended the physical and conceptual limits of the studio? What lines can be drawn between the material conditions of the studio and an artist’s work? Proposals that address artistic production in any time period or geographic area will be considered. UAAC-AAUC Conference Regulations: 1. Applicants may only submit one proposal. 2. Proposals should be sent directly to the session chair(s). 3. Submissions must include: the name and email address of the applicant; the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank; the paper title; an abstract (150 words maximum); and a brief bio (150 words). 4. Proposals may be submitted by current members or non-members of UAAC. Non-members must become members of UAAC and pay registration fees in order to present a paper at the conference. Membership dues and registration fees must be received by October 1, 2016. 5. The conference is open to post-secondary faculty in all fields of the visual arts (art history, fine arts, visual culture, material culture, museum studies, art conservation, etc.), visual artists, curators, practitioner/researchers, as well as independent scholars in such fields. 6. Student members of UAAC who are pursuing a terminal degree (examples: a PhD in art history or related disciplines, an MFA, a Masters of Design) may submit proposals. MA students are not permitted to give papers at the conference. 7. Session chairs may not present a paper in their own session. However, they may submit a proposal to another session. 8. Session chairs are responsible for the selection of the papers to be included in their session, and must inform all applicants to that session whether or not their paper has been accepted.
  • Elocutions, Elaborations and Expositions of Interior Design Creative Scholarship (Journal of Interior Design Special Issue)

    Dates: 24 Jun – 01 Jul, 2016
    “Stiffened from long sleep in the background of scholarly life, the scholar’s body yearns to exercise its muscles. Sleepy from long inactivity, it aches to restore its sensibilities.” (Paul Stroller, Sensuous Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997, p. 21) Whether one adheres to the terminology of creative scholarship, research-creation, practice-based research, practice-led research or artistic research, qualititative research in art, design and the creative arts in general, has shifted in recent decades to embrace a wide range of practices, approaches and expressions that acknowledge the generation of new knowledge through creative modes of inquiry. In this paradigm, creative works such as durational performances, architectural projects, interactive media installations, films, and interior designs, have the capacity as affective spatial experiences and/or materially constructed environments to generate, in and of themselves, new understanding. If we take this potential seriously, as Natalie S. Loveless suggests, it will give artists and designers the opportunity “to marshall new methods that allow us to tell new stories, stories that demand new research literacies and outputs”; “to revision and re-craft—to re-story—our disciplinary practices.” (RACAR: revue d'art canadienne / Canadian Art Review, Vol. 40, No. 1 (2015), pp. 53) This special issue of the Journal of Interior Design welcomes visual essays and design research papers that embrace, demonstrate and test these ambitions as elocutions, elaborations or expositions, in other words, via contributions that render new insights to the creative work and tell new stories. Both modes of contribution focus on a creative work or set of creative works specific to interior design and include a written text that reaches beyond mere description, documentation and reporting. The text operates to support, expand and question the creative work, reveal its underpinnings and speculate upon what unforseen understandings and sensibilities the work pries open as new knowing. In both cases the opportunity is ripe to explore the use of voice, style and format as a means of complimenting the creative work or investigating a new narrative. The creative work can be new, recent or historic in nature; it can be created by the author or not. The creative work can be published previously, but the textual narrative should be new, unpublished and advance our understanding of interiors and/or interior design practice or education. Visual essays are understood to communicate the ideas by using visual and verbal language. They will often also have written elements which are integrated and linked with the visual elements of the text. While demonstrating and presenting speculative research and practice-based visual media, the visual elements of the essay form an integral part of an argument, interpretation, reading or idea expressed in an interior design. Rather than rely on the authority of textual languauge, images, photographs, drawings, sketches and diagrams play a pivotal role in shaping an intellectual inquiry; it is important that the visual essay maintains a level of criticality. Visual essays should target 1-8 high resolution images and 2000-4000 words depending on the image-word relationship at play. Examples abound in recent years, though explicit to interior design/architecture and offering a range of approaches and strategies, one might refer to: • Julieanna Preston, “Dear Rosa”. IDEA Journal: Design Activism, guest edited by Dr. Lorella Di Cintio, 2014, pp. 4-13. (http://idea-edu.com/journal/2014-idea-journal/) • Chapters 4-8, by Hammond, Preston, Leski, Weinthal and Chee respectively in Lori Brown (ed.), Feminist Practices: Interdicisplinary approaches to women in architecture, Ashgate, 2001, pp. 83-168. Design research papers are those that demonstrate development and engagement with interior design/interior architecture history, theory and practice through analysis, critique and synthesis. Images serve to reference the constructed environment under discussion. It is important that such design research papers also reach to generate new understandings that have the potential to re-tell the stories of interior design and offer trajectories for its future as a making-thinking-doing practice. This mode of contributions should be no more than 5,000 words and include 1-8 high quality images. Note: The Journal of Interior Design has a print and online presence. The latter can host videos. DUE DATES FOR SPECIAL ISSUE: July 1, 2016 Registration of Interest – Authors are asked to register their intent to submit a paper by sending a 150-word abstract to Julieanna Preston at j.preston@massey.ac.nz. Please put your surname and “JID On Creative Practice Issue” in the subject line. Registration of interest is not refereed, nor is it requirement to submit. However, the acknowledgement of registration facilitates development of a proposal to full research paper by providing confirmation of fit with the special issue. Recognition of fit does not guarantee publication. April 1, 2017 Full visual essays and papers are due. See submission guidelines below. March 2018 Publication of JID Special issue: Elocutions, Elaborations and Expositions of Interior Design Creative Scholarship For questions regarding the call for papers, submission deadlines, or anything related to the content of the Special Issue contact Julieanna Preston at j.preston@massey.ac.nz. Please put your surname and “JID On Creative Practice Issue” in the subject line. (In regards to correspondences, please be aware of the time difference as the guest editor is located in New Zealand.) GUIDELINES FOR JID SUBMISSIONS: Authors should follow the author guidelines found on JID’s website at Wiley Blackwell. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1939-1668). Technical questions regarding the submission of documents through the ScholarOne website should be addressed to John Turpin at jid.editor@icloud.com. In addition to the visual essay or design research paper, contributions should also include a 250-word abstract formatted in APA or Chicago Manual of Style. The paper should be aligned with the topic of the special issue and comply with the descriptors above. Authors must submit papers via the ScholarOne Manuscripts system on the JID website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/interiordesign). Papers must be original work of the author or authors and are not being considered for publication in other journals. Submissions may be checked for originality using plagiarism-detection software. The Journal of Interior Design is a scholarly, refereed publication dedicated to issues related to the design of the interior environment. Scholarly inquiry representing the entire spectrum of interior design theory, research, education and practice is invited. Submissions are encouraged from educators, designers, anthropologists, architects, historians, psychologists, sociologists, or others interested in interior design. GUEST EDITOR: Julieanna Preston Dr. Julieanna Preston (PhD RMIT 2013, MARCH Cranbrook 1991, BARCH VA Tech 1983) is Professor of Spatial Practice at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. She is currently the Research Coordinator for the School of Design, a member of Interior Design/ Architecture Educator’s Association (IDEA) and a peer-reviewer for Journal of Interior Design; Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture; IDEA Journal; Journal of Architecture and Planning; Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture and Journal of Architectural Education, as well as numerous international art and design related conferences, symposiums and publishers. Julieanna’s creative practice extends across architecture, interior design, spatial art and contemporary philosophy. Recent works explore concepts of vitality, agency and hospitality in durational and site responsive works such as water-logged (Performance Arcade, NZ 2016), IN COLD HEAT (MELT minus20degrees Art and Architecture Biennale, Austria 2016), Reading Labours (with Mick Douglas, Urban Dream Brokerage, NZ 2016), bit-u-men-at-work (with Jen Archer-Martin, Performing Mobilities, Melbourne 2015), Stirring Stillness on a Concrete Plane (Daughters of Chaos, Stockholm 2015), becoming boulder (Water and Peace Festival, NZ 2014), Aue (Puke Ariki Museum, NZ 2014) and Carboniferous Accretions (NIEMME, Newcastle Upon Tyne UK 2014). (See www.julieannapreston.space) As an advocate for creative practice research, its intellectual inquiry and its capacity to pose new concepts and theories, Julieanna maintains an active writing practice that is both scholarly and experimental in nature. Her recent written works include Performing Matter: Interiors, Surface and Feminist Actions (AADR 2014), “Dear Rosa” (IDEA Journal 2015), “Reconciling Carboniferous Accretions: A Performative Script” (Architecture and Culture 2015), and “Stratified Matter” (Drawing On Journal 2015) proceeded by guest editor of IDEA Journal: Interior Economies (2011) and AD: Interior Atmospheres (2008) and co-editor with Mark Taylor of Intimus: Interior Design Theory Reader (2006).
  • Building the Outer Boroughs: Architecture and Urbanism beyond Manhattan

    Brooklyn | Dates: 23 Jun – 12 Sep, 2016
    Venue and Dates: Brooklyn College, March 23, 2017 Organizers: Anna Jozefacka (Fellow, Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015-17) and Malka Simon (Brooklyn College) Co-sponsored by the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities and the Art Department at Brooklyn College Before they were the “outer boroughs,” the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island developed as cities, towns, and villages in their own right, independent of New York City. Though these so-called outer boroughs comprise most of today’s New York and are part of its architectural identity, the bulk of existing scholarship in architecture is persistently Manhattan-centric. However, there remains much to be said about New York City’s outer boroughs and their neighborhoods. The different pace of growth and initial political independence of these parts of the city have yielded architecturally varied urban landscapes well worth examining. This symposium seeks to highlight the study of New York City’s architecture and urban development outside of Manhattan. We invite papers that expand beyond the existing field of scholarship on the city’s built environment. We aim to discuss the variety of building types, styles, and urban patterns evident in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island and to consider their roles in shaping the city. We welcome interdisciplinary papers that address architecture within the context of other fields. Papers might examine topics that include but are not limited to the following: Early colonial settlements Urban archeological sites Industrial architecture and infrastructure Civic, cultural, and religious centers past and present Housing typologies across the outer boroughs Gentrification and architectural style Intersections of the natural and built environments The skyscraper outside of Manhattan Adaptive reuse of buildings and sites Preservation in the face of real estate development Building with the “The Other”: voices of immigrants, women, and architects of color In recent years, native and new residents alike have “discovered” the richness of life outside Manhattan, leading to a wave of fast-paced development and neighborhood transformations. The time is right for a closer scholarly examination of the places and spaces of New York City’s outer boroughs. Please send a 500-word paper proposal and an academic CV to: outerborougharchitecture@gmail.com Deadline for submissions is September 12, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by September 30, 2016.
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