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  • Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection and As It Is in Heaven: The Legacy of Shaker Faith and Design

    Chicago | Dates: 07 Feb – 26 Apr, 2015

    This dual exhibition will present an overview of the history of theUnited Society of Believers for Christ’s Second Appearing, more commonly known as the Shakers. The exhibitions will comprise objects from the Faith and Edward Deming Andrews Collection at Hancock Shaker Village as well as pieces from local Chicago collections. The uniqueness of 18th- and 19th-century Shaker design and industry, and the religious tenants that underlay life in Shaker villages, particularly the philosophy of “hands to work and hearts to God” will be explored. Programs will examine aspects of the Shakers’ cultural legacy in music and dance.

    Gather Up the Fragments is organized by Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • NEH Summer Institute in Granada

    Granada | Dates: 15 Jun – 10 Jul, 2015
    “The Alhambra and Spain’s Islamic Past” uses the magnificent 13th-14th-century Alhambra palace complex in Granada to study Spain’s engagement with its diverse cultural and religious history. The Institute begins with the palaces, gardens, and courtyards remaining from the Islamic period and proceeds to observe how over time the Alhambra was variously represented in traveler’s accounts, prints, paintings, and photographs as Orientalist fantasy, picturesque playground, and most recently as celebrated national monument. Through the specific history of the Alhambra, the Institute explores the culturally complex history of Muslim-Christian relations in Europe. More broadly, it considers the relationship between nationalism and memory—how a nation like Spain frames its Islamic past—and the importance of architectural monuments in the making of community identity. Application deadline: March 2, 2015.
  • Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature

    Atlanta | Dates: 18 Jan – 05 Apr, 2015

    Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature discusses the techniques through which animals and humans have adapted to differing environments through an amazing diversity of structures. The exhibition investigates the ways that human dwellings extract, use, and discard energy, water and other precious natural resources and reveals innovative new design solutions that can help restore the health and viability of Earth’s natural environment.

    Sustainable Shelters is organized by the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota.

  • The Architectural Image, 1920-1950: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings from a Private Collection

    Washington | Dates: 08 Nov, 2014 – 03 May, 2015

    Between 1920 and 1950, architecture changed more profoundly and more rapidly than during any similar timespan in history. At the beginning of the period, an ornate form of neoclassicism—as promoted by the centuries-old École des Beaux Arts in Paris—was still prevalent in the U.S. and much of Europe. But that tradition was soon challenged by the newly established Bauhaus school in Germany, which advocated functional design free of unnecessary ornament. By the end of the period, International Style modernism, which was largely based on Bauhaus principles, was by far the predominant force in architectural education and practice.

    The changing tastes, theories, and obsessions of that era were often documented by prominent artists who found architecture and construction to be compelling subject matter. Some of these artists saw beauty in the inherent geometries of buildings, which they crisply captured via woodcuts or similar high-contrast media. Some celebrated the workers who built soaring skyscrapers or who toiled in modern factories. Others were simply fascinated by the burgeoning skylines and great works of infrastructure that distinguished the modern metropolis.

    This exhibition presents 70 prints, original drawings, and paintings from the period, all drawn from a single private collection in Washington, D.C. Included are works by such noteworthy printmakers as Howard Cook, Louis Lozowick, and Charles Turzak. Collectively, these works not only shed light on the dramatic emergence of modernism, but also reveal a certain optimistic spirit that seemed to persist amid the ongoing political, economic, and social upheaval of the era. By virtue of their bold patterns, intriguing perspectives, and masterful execution, these images invite the viewer into the captivating realm that lies at the intersection of art and architecture.

  • Call for articles. Journal of Architecture and Urbanism - Rethinking Le Corbusier: Urban Design and History

    Dates: 18 Dec, 2014 – 30 Oct, 2015
    CALL FOR ARTICLES Journal of Architecture and Urbanism (Taylor and Francis/ Routledge) SPECIAL ISSUE: 2016 NO. 1 Theme of the issue Rethinking Le Corbusier: Urban Design and History Summary of the subject and premise It is generally believed that Le Corbusier’s urban planning made a break with the past, and that the public spaces designed by him had nothing to do with anything that existed before – a conviction fostered by both the innovative character of his proposals and by the proliferation in his manifestos of watchwords that mask any evocation of the past. However, in his writings, Le Corbusier often mentioned the powerful analogy that exists between the architecture of other times and the logic of modern production; and although this causal relationship has often been demonstrated with respect to his architecture, it has rarely been extended to the public space. This special issue of the Journal of Architecture and Urbanism aims to fill that gap by systematically analysing Le Corbusier’s relationship with the history of urbanism. Articles may focus on his reflections on the public space of earlier times, the influence that this had on his own output, the relationship of his proposals with the pre-existing city, and other subjects that clarify the affinity that he established with the past within urban design. They may deal with any period of his career and training, but should offer new perspectives on his public spaces and their relationship with history. Guest editor of the special issue Marta Sequeira (contact: martasequeiracarneiro@gmail.com) Submissions All submitted proposals are subject to initial appraisal by the guest editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Submissions are, therefore, to be held in two stages. First stage: Potential contributors should send their abstracts, by email, to the guest editor (maximum of 250 words or 1200 characters with spaces) hereinafter and until October 30th 2015. In this phase, it will be assessed its relevance with regard to the issue's theme. The result of this first analysis will be reported to the authors by email. Second stage: If abstracts are found suitable for further consideration, article submission should be done online at the Journal of Architecture and Urbanism ScholarOne Manuscripts site (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ttpa). Authors must specify in the manuscript that it is a “proposal for the special issue Rethinking Le Corbusier: Urban Design and History”. All submissions must be done according to the guidelines provided in the journal’s page on Taylor and Francis website. The deadline for article submissions is November 15th 2015. For article submissions, please see http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=ttpa20&page=instructions#.VFtyoRZRYrc For more information about the journal, please see http://www.tandfonline.com/TTPA
  • Alvar Aalto – Second Nature

    Weil am Rhein | Dates: 27 Sep, 2014 – 01 Mar, 2015

    The architectural critic Sigfried Giedion called him the »Magus of the North«: Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is the best known Finnish architect of his generation and a chief proponent of a human-centred modernism. His buildings such as the Paimio Sanatorium (1933) or Villa Mairea (1939) embody a masterful interplay of organic volumes, forms and materials. Aalto’s Paimio Chair (1931–1932) and his Stool 60 (1933) were milestones in the development of modern furniture, and his emblematic Savoy Vase (1936) has become the symbol of Finnish Design. With »Alvar Aalto – Second Nature«, the Vitra Design Museum is now presenting a major retrospective exhibition on this legendary architect and reveals many new aspects of his oeuvre.

    While previous exhibitions and publications have regarded Aalto’s organic architectural language as having been derived directly from Finnish nature and landscape, »Alvar Aalto – Second Nature« takes a new, more contemporary look at Aalto. The exhibition explores how Aalto’s affinity for organic form was mediated through a close dialogue with many artists of his time, such as László Moholy-Nagy, Jean Arp, Alexander Calder or Fernand Léger. Works of these and other artists are juxtaposed with Aaltos designs and buildings, illustrating his significance as a figurehead of the international art and architecture Avant-Garde from the 1920s onwards.

    The cosmopolitan Aalto, who had a strong interest in cinema, film, photography and theater, quoted Fernand Léger by calling himself a »chef d’orchestre« conducting all the arts to synthesize a harmonious, symphonic whole. He created living spaces that appear warm and organic, saturated with a masterful combination of volumes and building materials, terraced floors and ceilings, and a choreography of daylight and electric light — an environment which transformed inspirations from art and natural forms into a »second nature« for modern man. This approach is exemplified in projects like his early Vyborg Library (1927-1935), but also in large-scale buildings such as Kulturzentrum Wolfsburg (1958-1962). From door handles and lighting fixtures to built-in furniture, Aalto frequently designed the interiors of his buildings down to the smallest detail. In 1935, with the aim to produce and promote his own furniture designs, Aalto founded Artek, conceived as both an international furniture company and as a gallery, with his wife Aino and two collaborators. Artek soon became a prestigious address for modernist Avant-Garde culture and developed – in Aaltos words – »mondial activities«.

    The expansion of Artek reflected Aalto’s large international network, which also guaranteed him influence on social and political debates and led to commissions in countries such as Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany and the USA in the postwar period. Aalto designed such diverse projects as standardized and prefabricated housing systems in Finland as well as an apartment building in Berlin’s Hansaviertel for the international building exhibition »Interbau« in 1957. Aalto’s prolific career spans a period from the early 1920s until the 1970s, spawning over 400 buildings and dozens of furniture pieces, glass objects and lights. It culminated with large-scale commissions like Finlandia Hall in Helsinki (1975), just one year prior to his death, and the Opera House in Essen, which was completed posthumously in 1988.

    »Alvar Aalto – Second Nature« provides an extensive overview of Aalto’s life and work, including historical architectural models, original drawings, furniture, lights and glassware, as well as works by other acclaimed artists like Alexander Calder or Jean Arp. The exhibition covers Aalto’s most iconic buildings and designs, but also lesser known projects like his Experimental House in Muuratsalo (1952-1953), an extraordinary composition of different materials which appears like a 21st century architectural collage. The exhibition’s new perspective on Aalto is emphasized by the work of German artist Armin Linke, who has been commissioned to produce new photographs and films of selected buildings. Linke’s works appear throughout the entire exhibition setting, in dialogue with historic and archival material from the Alvar Aalto Foundation and other international lenders.

    Each of the four spaces in »Alvar Aalto – Second Nature« focuses on different thematic aspects of Aalto’s life and work in loosely chronological order. The first space is concerned with Aalto’s early work up to the legendary design of the Paimio sanatorium (1928-1933). This part of the exhibition traces vividly how Aalto’s work evolved towards the modern movement. The second space revolves around Aalto’s relationship with art and his dialogue with important artists of his time. This is illustrated by individual artworks – such as works pieces by Alexander Calder and Jean Arp – and through an in-depth presentation of two key works, Villa Mairea (1938/39) in Noormarkku, Finland and Maison Louis Carré (1956-1959, 1961-1963) in Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France.

    The third exhibition space approaches Aalto as a designer of furniture, lights and glass objects. It surveys the history of the gallery and furniture company Artek, which was co-founded by Aalto. The fourth and final space is dedicated to Aaltos international ascent in the post-war period and his large-scale projects in architecture, city and masterplanning. Examples of this work are Baker House student dormitory (1946-1949) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA, USA),
    an apartment building in Berlin’s Hansaviertel (1955-1957) which was built as part of »Interbau« building exhibition in 1957, as well as the Wolfsburg Cultural Centre (1958-1962).

    The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue of 688 pages. It includes essays by ten authors such as Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Akos Moravanszky, MoMA curator Pedro Gadanho and interviews with Kenneth Frampton and Álvaro Siza, as well as a list of selected exhibits with numerous never-before-seen original drawings and architectural models from the archive of the Alvar Aalto Museum.

    The events programme accompanying the exhibition will include lectures and discussions with Shigeru Ban, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Front Design, Harri Koskinen, Matthias Sauerbruch, architecten de vylder vinck taillieu and many others.

     

  • Art Basel

    Basel | Dates: 18 – 21 Jun, 2015

    Welcome to the premier international art show of its kind for Modern and contemporary works, bringing leading galleries from around the world to the heart of Europe. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works.

    Basel is uniquely situated at the border between Switzerland, France and Germany. With its world-class museums, theaters, concert halls, medieval old town, and new architecture, it ranks as one of Europe’s most alluring cultural cities.

    Art Basel has been described as the ‘Olympics of the Art World’. Approximately 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show the work of more than 4,000 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars. 

    The show's individual sectors represent every artistic medium: paintings, sculpture, installations, videos, multiples, prints, photography, and performance. Each day offers a full program of events, including symposiums, films, and artist talks. Further afield, exhibitions and events are offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week.
  • Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

    Los Angeles | Dates: 20 Feb – 24 May, 2015

    This February, the Hammer Museum will present the West Coast debut of Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, featuring the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, such as a handbag for Longchamp, to large-scale structures like the new distillery for Bombay Sapphire Gin.

    On view at the Hammer from February 20 to May 24, 2015, Provocations will feature a selection of Heatherwick Studio’s projects through the display of prototypes, large-scale models, objects, photographs, and film and video footage.

    “Provocations is an extraordinary exhibition that brings the talent and versatility of Heatherwick Studio to the audiences of Los Angeles,” remarks Hammer director Ann Philbin. “This exhibition will be an eye-opener for many visitors at the Hammer who are able to take a close look at the British designer’s creative process and remarkable products and buildings.”

    Heatherwick Studio, established in 1994, is recognized for its highly inventive approach to everyday design challenges, frequently combining novel engineering with new materials and innovative technology to create unusual, often sculptural, building forms. The project that first garnered Heatherwick international recognition was the Rolling Bridge which crosses London’s Grand Union Canal near Paddington Station. Asked to design a bridge to span the small channel through which boats pass, Heatherwick acknowledged that most drawbridges are unattractive when raised. His solution was to create an eight-part section of the bridge using hydraulic pistons that eliminated the need for visible cables and piers. The bridge’s unique motion, which rolls up into a circular snail-like form, continues to attract crowds and won the 2005 British Structural Steel Award.

    Thomas Heatherwick, born in 1970, has received international acclaim in the design and architecture community resulting in numerous accolades for his innovative work. Named an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA, Heatherwick has been awarded the Prince Philip Designers Prize, was appointed a Royal Designer for Industry and received the RIBA’s Lubetkin Prize, the London Design Medal, and a CBE for his contribution to the design industry.

    “I’ve followed Thomas Heatherwick’s work since 2003 and I believe he is one of the most brilliant designers of our time. In fact, I share the opinion expressed by his mentor, fellow British designer Sir Terence Conran, who has called him ‘the Leonardo da Vinci of our times’ for his complex ideas and keen sense of construction,” said exhibition curator Brooke Hodge. “I am thrilled that the Hammer has the opportunity to present Heatherwick’s ideas and designs to Los Angeles through this unique exhibition.”

    This exhibition examines the astonishing range of Heatherwick Studio’s practice by focusing on the design concepts behind early creations such as the rotation-molded “Spun” chairs as well as current large public and private architectural work in the U.K., South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China.  Included will be such projects as the U.K. Pavilion— known as the Seed Cathedral—at the 2010 World Expo; a Learning Hub for Nanyang Technological University; and a contemporary art museum created within a grain silo.

    Among Heatherwick Studio’s latest high-visibility designs that will be on view as part of the Hammer installation are the 2012 redesign of London’s double decker buses, known as the New Routemaster, and the cauldron for the internationally televised ceremonial lighting of the London 2012 Olympic Games torch.

    Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Provocations is curated by Brooke Hodge, deputy director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The Hammer’s presentation is organized by curator Aram Moshayedi.

    Provocations is currently on view at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas through January 4 and travels to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York after the Hammer from June 21 to October 25, 2015.

  • CFP: CAAD Biannual Conference: Place (Austin, 12-15 Nov 15)

    Austin | Dates: 16 Dec, 2014 – 30 Apr, 2015

    Austin, Texas, November 12 - 15, 2015
    Deadline: Apr 30, 2015
    PLACE: Image, Text & Performance

    The Center for Art of Africa and Its Diasporas (CAAD) at the University of Texas at Austin is inaugurating its 1st Biannual conference with the question about “place.” We invite rigorous considerations of the notion of “place” and its relationship between particular political, social, and geographic locations, and the visual cultures of Africa and the African diasporas. The notion of “place” simultaneously serves as a physical and a conceptual framework, an action and location, a site and a citation. In an increasingly globalizing world, how does one grapple with alternative spaces created by displacement, international travel, and social media?

    We welcome artists, collectors, curators and scholars to submit a 150-300-word abstract, CV/resume to: caadconference@austin.utexas.edu by April 30, 2015.

    Please e-mail us if you are interested in chairing a panel, organizing a panel session, or for more information about our panel expectations.

  • Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art

    Honolulu | Dates: 12 Feb – 07 Jun, 2015

    This showcase of objects of Islamic art from the spectacular Honolulu home of philanthropist and art collector Doris Duke (1912-1993) also includes new works by eight contemporary artists of Islamic background, all of whom have participated in Shangri La’s artist in residency program.

    The works from Duke’s personal collection are being shown outside of Shangri La for the first time, in an exhibition that was organized on the centenary of her birth. After travelling nationally for two years, the show ends its journey in the objects’ “home”—Honolulu. Large-scale, newly commissioned photographs by Tim Street-Porter establish the context of the legendary five-acre property of Shangri La.

    Open to the public under the auspices of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA), Shangri La today maintains a collection of some 2,500 objects. With the estate able to accommodate approximately 20,000 visitors a year, the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La is an extraordinary opportunity for thousands more to experience what guest curators Donald Albrecht and Tom Mellins call the “inventive synthesis” of architecture, landscape, and Islamic art that Duke achieved. In addition, the exhibition is a must-see even for those who have visited the Diamond Head property—most of the works in the show are not on view at Shangri La.

    The contemporary works in the exhibition are by Ayad Alkadhi, Zakariya Amataya, Afruz Amighi, Shezad Dawood, Emre Hüner, Walid Raad, Shahzia Sikander, and Mohamed Zakariya.

  • Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House

    Nashville | Dates: 13 Feb – 10 May, 2015

    This exhibition showcases the renowned collection of paintings, furniture, porcelain, silver, costumes and other decorative arts from Houghton Hall, one of England’s finest country estates. Located in Norfolk, one hundred miles northeast of London, Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, England’s first Prime Minister. More than 150 exquisite objects will be presented in vignettes with large-scale photo murals to evoke the luxurious interior of the house, from its intimately scaled library to the grand public spaces of its Marble Parlour—with a fully set dining table—and its remarkably proportioned Stone Hall and Saloon. Specific highlights include furniture by William Kent, Sèvres porcelain and Garrard silver, as well as family portraits by William Hogarth, Joshua Reynolds and John Singer Sargent. Seen together, the items in the collection demonstrate the rarified taste and access to great makers which such aristocrats had. Assembled by eight generations of descendants of Sir Robert Walpole, including the current Marquess of Cholmondeley, this collection comprises a fascinating chronicle of English history and offers a rare glimpse into the private interior of one of Britain’s grandest country houses. 

    This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in collaboration with Houghton Hall. An indemnity has been granted by the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

  • Coverings 2015

    Orlando | Dates: 14 – 17 Apr, 2015
    Coverings is the premier international trade fair and expo dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone. It has grown to be the largest and most important show of its kind in the U.S., featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors from 40 countries and attracting thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders, remodelers, and real estate developers, plus the press and journalists who cover this vital and dynamic industry. The show floor – and the comprehensive education program – is completely free to attend. Many of the 70+ education sessions provide CEU credits!
  • Architectural Digest Home Design Show

    New York | Dates: 19 – 22 Mar, 2015

    A world of design inspiration awaits at the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show on March 19-22, 2015. SHOP the latest furniture, accessories, lighting, art, kitchen, bath and building products for all your design projects. BE INSPIRED with seminars offered by leading talent from the world of design. CELEBRATE DESIGN at North America's Premier Design Show for the luxury market.

    • Thousands of products from more than 300 brands.
    • Design lectures hosted by Architectural Digest, Keynote presentation by Margaret Russell, Architectural Digest Editor in Chief, along with seminars presented by The New York Times. All four days of theater programming present panels of star talent from the design world and leading industry experts.
    • Special daily events, book signings, cocktail receptions, culinary demonstrations and more.

    To see a list of 2015's exhibiting companies, click here.

  • StereoType: New directions in typography

    Boston | Dates: 13 Nov, 2014 – 25 May, 2015

    StereoType is a groundbreaking exhibition that presents works by an array of 14 established and up-and-coming designers from the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, France, the United States, Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, and Australia. By exploring the opportunities at the intersection of technology and design, this new breed of artists is expanding the boundaries of traditional typography and integrating elements from the fields of animation, craft, performance, nanoscience, and graffiti into their work. Curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared, the exhibition heralds a departure from conventional typographical approaches focused on two-dimensional letters by incorporating the elements of time, movement, and the third dimension.

    StereoType will premiere at BSA Space on November 13, 2014 and feature some of the boldest experiments in typography today. The exhibition then travels to venues across the United States through 2016.

    List of artists and designers included in the exhibition: 

    Brian Banton, Canada
    Jerome Corgier, France
    Design Studio Edhv, The Netherlands
    Oded Ezer, Israel
    Dominique Falla, Australia 
    Masashi Kawamura, Japan
    Ji Lee, USA
    Song Hyun Ju, Germany
    Thomas G. Mason, USA
    Petra Mrzyk and Jean-Francois Moriceau, France
    Evan Roth, France
    Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh, USA.
    Alida Sayer, UK
    Dan Tobin Smith, UK

    Both the exhibition and graphics have been designed by Rice+Lipka Architects, New York.

  • Building Connections 2014

    New York | Dates: 14 Nov, 2014 – 28 Feb, 2015

    Building Connections 2014 is the Center for Architecture Foundation's annual exhibition of K - 12 student design work from our Learning By Design:NY in-school residencies and Programs@theCenter vacation studios. The exhibition highlights our design education methods and program themes and celebrates the creativity of our students, design educators and partner teachers through a dynamic display of drawings and models. It is a valuable resource for educators interested in integrating design into their own classrooms.

    The Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF) works with thousands of young people each year to explore architecture and design and their impact on our daily lives. We use the interdisciplinary study of architecture to enrich student learning across the K - 12 curriculum and strengthen problem-solving and creative thinking skills. Our hands-on, project-based programs provide real world applications for core subject content, extending learning beyond the walls of the classroom into students' own communities and to other places near and far. As we enter our third decade of built environment education, CFAF continues to provide young New Yorkers with high-quality design programs that will not only open their eyes to the world around them, but also equip them to envision its future.

  • The Remembered and the Forgotten: Preserving and Interpreting the Americas to 1820

    Newport | Dates: 22 – 24 Oct, 2015
    As a key center of global trade, Newport occupied a principal place in the American landscape in the 17th and 18th centuries. Indeed, the social and economic relationships emanating from Newport spread out, linking Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans and shaping the histories of millions of people throughout the colonial and into the early national period. Today, the legacy of this shared American past is materialized in buildings, furnishings, curated objects, and archaeological sites. The preservation and interpretation of these treasured resources poses challenges, but also provides many opportunities to connect professionals and the public and to improve our understanding of the “forgotten” experiences of groups whose voices are keenly absent in current histories. The Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program at Salve Regina University invites proposals for its annual conference, to be held Oct. 22-24, 2015 in Newport, RI. As the title suggests, the conference will focus on the preservation and interpretation of pre-1820 buildings, objects, and sites in the Americas, particularly in the fields of architecture, archaeology, material culture, museum studies, and preservation planning/policy. This public conference will include presentations, tours, student lightning talks, and networking opportunities. Historic Newport is home to the largest collection of colonial-era structures as well as the oldest lending library, synagogue, and continuously operating tavern in the country. The conference is presented by Salve Regina University in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation.
  • CFP: The Remembered and the Forgotten: Preserving and Interpreting the Americas to 1820

    Newport | Dates: 10 Dec, 2014 – 01 Mar, 2015
    As a key center of global trade, Newport occupied a principal place in the American landscape in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Indeed, the social and economic relationships emanating from Newport spread out, linking Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans and shaping the histories of millions of people throughout the colonial and into the early national period. Today, the legacy of this shared American past is materialized in buildings, furnishings, curated objects, and archaeological sites. The preservation and interpretation of these treasured resources poses challenges, but also provides many opportunities to connect professionals and the public and to improve our understanding of the “forgotten” experiences of groups whose voices are keenly absent in current histories. The Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program at Salve Regina University invites proposals for its Annual Conference, to be held October 22-24, 2015 in Newport, Rhode Island. As the title suggests, the conference will focus on the preservation and interpretation of pre-1820 buildings, objects, and sites in the Americas. Papers in the fields of architecture, archaeology, material culture, museum studies, preservation planning/policy are especially encouraged. Proposals will be accepted for individual papers, complete panels, and student lightning talks. The deadline to submit proposals is March 1, 2015. Notice of acceptance will be made on a rolling basis and no later than May 15, 2015. This public conference will include presentations, tours, student lightning talks, and networking opportunities. Historic Newport is home to the largest collection of colonial era structures as well as the oldest lending library, synagogue, and continuously operating tavern in the country. The conference is presented by Salve Regina University in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation.
  • 4th International Green Roof Congress

    Istanbul | Dates: 20 – 21 Apr, 2015

    Where is there room for nature in towns? This is a question, that is increasingly being asked by building experts around the world who are faced with the challenges of urban densification. Successful solutions and practical green roof technology will be presented, discussed and taught at the 4th International Green Roof Congress in Istanbul on 20–21 April, 2015. The congress, supported by the International Green Roof Association (IGRA), will be held at the Zorlu Center`s new Raffles Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Join us for a top-level program with lectures and interactive practical workshops at the Congress venue Zorlu Center with its 72.000 m² of green areas on different levels. We look forward to seeing you at the 4th International Green Roof Congress in the Mediterranean metropolis Istanbul straddling two continents! For more information please visit http://www.greenroofworld.com.

  • Art Basel Hong Kong

    Hong Kong | Dates: 15 – 17 Mar, 2015
    Welcome to the newest Art Basel show. With half of the participating galleries coming from Asia and Asia-Pacific, Art Basel in Hong Kong assumes a significant role in the international artworld, providing a portal to the region's artists. The new show gives galleries from around the world a platform in Asia to demonstrate the way they work with artists, and bring their highest quality work to Hong Kong. 

    Known as the gateway between the East and West, Hong Kong ranks among the world's most dynamic international capitals. A 21st century metropolis, it is a port city with a vast skyline rising above its bustling Victoria Harbour. In addition to the many museums, concert halls, and performance spaces, a vibrant melting pot of cultures makes Hong Kong a place of endless exploration.
  • Spring 2015 Internship Opportunities at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

    Dates: 06 Dec, 2014 – 01 May, 2015

    The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection has several internship opportunities for the Spring 2015 semester: ·

    Exhibition Intern (http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internships#Exhibition) Intern will assist the Byzantine Research Associate with the onsite and online exhibit “The Holy Apostles: Visualizing a Lost Monument,” which will take place on the occasion of the Byzantine Studies Symposium on the Church of the Holy Apostles (April 24-25, 2015).  

    Image Cataloging Intern (http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internships#image-cataloging-internship) Intern will assist the Metadata and Cataloging Specialist with the migration of legacy image metadata into ICFA’s new collection management system, AtoM@DO

    Digitization Intern (http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internships#Digitization) Intern will complete the digitization of William Betsch’s photographic negatives documenting Late Antique architectural capitals in Istanbul, Turkey

    Archival Intern (http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internships#ArchivalOversize) Intern will assist the Manager and Archivist with the inventory, arrangement, and rehousing of oversize architectural drawings, tracings, and rubbings

     For more information about joining the ICFA team, please see our website under Internship Policies: http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internship-policies

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