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  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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

  • The 64th Attingham Summer School

    Dates: 13 – 20 Jul, 2015
    Call for Applications: Applications are now being accepted for the 64th Attingham Summer School (July 3–20, 2015), an intensive eighteen-day residential course devoted to the study of British historic houses. The purpose of the course is to examine the architectural and social history of the historic house in Britain, study the contents of these buildings – their paintings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, silver, textiles and other applied arts – as well as the planning, decorative treatment and use of the interiors, and to stimulate debate on problems relating to the conservation and presentation of the country house and its contents.
  • Design Shanghai 2015

    Shanghai | Dates: 27 – 30 Mar, 2015

    Dates are set for the second edition of Design Shanghai, which will take place 27 – 30 March 2015 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, following a major launch in February 2014.

    With more than 47,000 visitors to the inaugural show in 2014, Design Shanghai was the most successful design trade event launched in China to date. To build on its immense success, 2015 will see the show double in size, occupying every square metre of the stunning Shanghai Exhibition Centre to accommodate 60,000 expected visitors in March. Jaguar Land Rover will return as the headline sponsor of Design Shanghai in 2015.

    The show will feature more than 300 exhibitors across the three halls; Contemporary Design, Classic Design and Collectible Design. World-renowned design brands have confirmed their presence, including Moroso, Foscarini, Vitra, Seletti, Ibride, HAY and Fritz Hansen. In addition to showcasing some of the world’s most celebrated designers and manufacturers, interactive features alongside a seminar programme led by acclaimed architects and designers will be presented, whilst cafes and a champagne bar will cater for visitors.

    Among the confirmed installations is Bally’s Jean Prouvé 6x9 house. The house by the famous mid-century architect will be furnished with Pierre Jeanneret’s iconic furniture, as well as the work of a promising young Chinese artist, selected by Jérôme Sans. After exhibiting elements at Art Basel and Miami, Bally’s travelling installation will be finally brought together in its entirety and make its way to Design Shanghai 2015.

    The design industry in China grew by 11% in 2013, with revenue totalling £76 billion in Shanghai, which was awarded a UNESCO City of Design in 2010. It is projected that China will have built 10 new cities - each the size of New York - by 2025, securing the region as an exciting place for those within the design community.

    Visitors to the exhibition can see some of the newest products from participating Design Shanghai 2015 brands including Vitra, HAY and Fritz Hansen. Additionally, John C Taylor, designer of the famous Corpus Clock at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, will also be showcasing a live projection of the 24-carat gold-plated stainless steel disc Chronophage during the exhibition. Visitors to Design Shanghai will have the chance to see one of John C Taylor’s one-off Chronophages in person at the Collectible Design hall in March, featuring a special dragon escapement.

    Design Shanghai is organised by Media 10 Limited and supported by the Shanghai Promotion Centre for City of Design and Shanghai Design Week.

    Design Shanghai 
    27 – 30 March 2015 
    Shanghai Exhibition Centre 
    Jingan District, Shanghai, China 
    Website: www.designshowshanghai.com

  • Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries

    Cincinnati | Dates: 10 Jan – 07 May, 2015

    Returning to the Betts House from January 10 through May 7, 2015

    Come celebrate Cincinnati’s unique beer history at The Betts House! The Betts House is pleased to announce the return its 2013 exhibit, Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries, on view from January 10 through May 7, 2015. Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer is the first exhibit to explore the tunnels, breweries, buildings and people that made Cincinnati a leader in the 19th-century brewing industry. Through photos, charts and detailed narrative, the exhibit explains the technology and construction of Cincinnati’s breweries. Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer also highlights the social and cultural influences that made Cincinnati a brewing destination, such as immigration and labor.

    Why a beer exhibit? In the late 1890s, beer consumption in Cincinnati was two-and-a-half times the national average. To satisfy such a significant beer drinking community, the Cincinnati brewery industry grew to meet the demands, resulting in one of the largest collections of pre-Prohibition brewery buildings in the United States.

    This exhibit was researched, written and curated by local experts, Steve Hampton, architect and executive director of the Cincinnati Brewery District Urban Redevelopment Corporation, and Michael Morgan, historian and author, “Over-the- Rhine, When Beer was King”.

    Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer is created in partnership with The Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation and sponsored by the Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee; the John Hauck Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, John W. Hauck, E. Allen Elliot, and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees; and the Ohio Humanities Council.

    ABOUT THE BETTS HOUSE
    Built in 1804, Ohio’s oldest brick house is located in the Betts-Longworth Historic District near downtown Cincinnati.  The Betts House is a museum of the built environment, offering exhibits and programs exploring architecture, historic preservation, building trades, construction technologies, and building materials.  Located two blocks west of Music Hall, at 416 Clark Street, the house is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 12:30 – 5 p.m. Other days and times are available by appointment.  Admission is $2 per person. Visit http://www.TheBettsHouse.org for more information.

    The Betts House is owned by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Ohio (NSCDA-OH), a non-profit organization, founded in 1896, which promotes our national heritage through historic preservation and education.  In 2000, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presented their prestigious Trustee Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites to The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America “for acquiring, restoring, and interpreting a collection of historic properties that offer invaluable opportunities to experience the rich variety of America’s heritage.”

  • SAH 68th Annual International Conference

    Dates: 15 – 19 Apr, 2015
    Visit sah.org/2015 for information on the SAH 2015 Annual International Conference in Chicago, April 15-19.
  • Medford (MA) Historical Commission

    Medford | Dates: 08 Dec, 2014 – 30 Jun, 2015
    The Medford Historical Commission is seeking qualified individuals from the Medford community to serve on its board. The Medford Historical Commission, along with the Medford Historic District Commission, is entrusted with the preservation and protection of the City's historic character and heritage. The Commission was established under Section 8d of Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts General Laws and Chapter 48 of the Medford Municipal Ordinances. The Commission is the official City body charged with the identification of properties and sites of historical significance and is the principal advisor to the City on matters relating to historic preservation. The Commission reviews all requests for the demolition of buildings constructed before 1900 or listed on the National and Massachusetts Registers of Historic Places, in accordance with the City's demolition delay ordinance. The board holds regular monthly meetings and occasional special hearings at City Hall, conducts site visits as necessary, oversees historic property surveys and grants, and engages with Medford property owners on issues of preservation. Applicants should have interest, knowledge, and experience in fields related to architectural history, historic preservation, and/or Medford history. Applicants should contact the Commission by submitting a letter of interest outlining their qualifications. Please include name and contact information, as well as relevant supporting material. Candidates may be contacted for an interview. The Commission shall then present nominees to the Mayor for final selection and appointment. Those selected to serve on the board volunteer for three-year terms as Special Employees of the City. Please submit letters & materials to: Medford Historical Commission c/o Office of Planning and Community Development Medford City Hall 85 George P. Hassett Drive Medford, MA 02155 or by email to historicalcommission@medford.org
  • The University of Wisconsin, Madison libraries are pleased to announce the launch of a new digital project: The Dominy Craftsmen Collection.

    Dates: 11 Nov, 2014

    The University of Wisconsin, Madison libraries are pleased to announce the launch of a new digital project: The Dominy Craftsmen Collection.

    http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Dominy

    Three generations of the Dominy family of East Hampton, New York functioned as craftsmen from ca. 1760 to ca. 1850.  Working in wood and metal, they produced clocks and furniture and repaired thousands of pocket watches.  Direct descendants of the Dominy craftsmen kept together the shop equipment, tools, and manuscript material on their original site until 1946, thus preserving the only complete record of craftsmen working in colonial America and the New Republic.  Much of this material is now relocated to the Winterthur Museum.

    UW-Madison's Digital Collections Center, in collaboration with Winterthur Museum and Libraries, the Chipstone Foundation, and Dominy scholar Charles F. Hummel, is now making these archival materials and related resources publicly available online.

    Phase One of the project is now live.  Currently you can find manuscript materials, images of watchpapers, a video-taped lecture by Charles Hummel about the Dominy craftsmen, articles by Carl Bopp and Charles Hummel, and more.

    A future addition to the project will be an enlarged digital edition of With Hammer in Hand, the major scholarly publication on the Dominy craftsmen by Charles F. Hummel.

    As usual with a newly launched project, we appreciate your feedback and notice of any glitches you might encounter.  And we hope you will help pass the word about the existence of this new resource to your researchers.

     

  • CFP: Urban Culture (Dubrovnik, 14-18 Sep 2015)

    Dubrovnik | Dates: 19 Nov, 2014 – 15 May, 2015

    Dubrovnik, Croatia, Inter University Center, September 14 - 18, 2015
    Deadline: May 15, 2015

    International conference on Urban Culture

    Urban cultures are increasingly constituted at the crossroads of cultures, religions, and ideologies at the local, regional, national and global level. Conflicting ideas of development, conservation and urban planning bring attention to the importance of broadening the understanding of the socio-cultural, political, economic and environmental problems we are faced with today.

    Different groups of interest have for a long time sought to influence the planning of city space in various directions in response to the challenges of a rapidly increasing urbanization. As an example researchers and activists have in urban habitats observed a developmental agenda shared by big city governments and corporate players alike myopically focusing on a city´s marketability, leading to a commodification of cultural representation, expressions and cultural memories.

    Recognizing the danger inherent in this agenda of excluding democratic participation from below, citizenship groups and NGO´s seeking common ground have succeeded in exploring and finding alternative and creative solutions to urban challenges that have found resonance and support among city managers and meeting the aspirations of the general public. In some research environments in cities like Bangkok, Osaka, Zagreb and Dubrovnik the cultural sectors of art and music have been able to contribute to such explorations in a fruitful way.

    Various media for researching as well as spheres for interventions – tangible and intangible – are conceivable. For music, e.g., what does a soundscape of a concrete city reveal about its social reality? About different dimensions of image construction? About activities of various social groups?" For arts, e.g., which artistic practices and initiatives can contribute to double reading of urban and cultural memory in urban spaces, and relate it to lived and living expressions? How can art counteract the dominant urban trend of aestheticization and the function of culture in urban contexts that has become „image-based“ and commodified ?

    There seems to be consensus about the way ahead: In order to address the pressing challenges of a rapidly globalizing world we need to reopen our cities as living, communicative spaces, bringing into our lives a sense of living together in shared and living spaces. We need to re-envision the urban fabric as a living, thriving and sustainable community. The UN Post-2015 Agenda calls for a new participatory and collaborative effort in studying and consequently making informed recommendations and decisions about our future course. Recognizing these pressing needs the organizer invite researchers, practicioners, politicians, students, activists and artists to collaborate in our quest for a sustainable urban future by participating in our conference. In accord with the leadership of the Inter-university Cenre Dubrovnik conferences focusing on urban culture studies are being planned as annual occurrences.

    Deadline for abstract submission: May 15th, 2015. We invite abstracts of no more than 500 words (including an indicative reference list).

    Presentations in the form of papers, visual presentations and panels are especially welcome but not obligatory for registration and attendance, as are also contributions to the peer reviewed Journal of Urban Culture Research.

    Administration and organizational costs, working materials, and coffee breaks during conference are covered by the organizers.

  • CFP 2015: SACRPH (Society for American City and Regional Planning History)

    Los Angeles | Dates: 05 – 08 Nov, 2015
    The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) presents THE 16TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING HISTORY Los Angeles, California, November 5-8, 2015 SACRPH cordially invites papers on all aspects of the history of urban, regional, and community planning, worldwide. Particularly welcome are papers or complete sessions addressing: • planning and the built environment in the U.S. Sunbelt • comparative and global studies of planning, especially of the U.S. West/Pacific Rim, or U.S. Southwest/Latin America • preservation planning in 20th-century cities • disaster and urban resiliency • the ethics of planning • planning and the law We also encourage papers that examine planning before the 19th century and SACPRH awards the de Montequin Prize for the best paper presented at the conference in colonial planning history. A Thursday afternoon program will be dedicated to the legacy of urban renewal in L.A. after the demise of redevelopment authorities in California in 2012, and SACRPH wishes to extend a special welcome to practitioners. Sunday morning will offer a range of tours exploring the planning of Los Angeles. SACRPH is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting humanistic scholarship on the planning of metropolitan regions. Its members include historians, practicing planners, geographers, environmentalists, architects, landscape designers, public policy makers, preservationists, community organizers, students, and scholars from across the world. SACRPH publishes a quarterly journal, The Journal of Planning History (http://jph.sagepub.com/), hosts a biennial conference, and sponsors awards for research and publication in the field of planning history. For further information please consult our website: http://www.sacrph.org. The Program Committee welcomes proposals for complete sessions of three or four papers, and for individual papers. We also encourage submissions that propose innovative formats and that engage questions of teaching and learning, digital information, and publishing. Submissions should be formatted as a single PDF (preferred) or as a single Word document. Please format the proposal with a standard 12-point font and 1.25-inch side margins. Do not include illustrations. Each proposal must include the following: • a one-page abstract for each paper, clearly marked with title and participant's name • a one-page CV for each participant, including address, telephone, and e-mail • for individual papers, four key words identifying the thematic emphases of the topic • for session proposals, a cover page indicating lead contact, with telephone and email; the names of the session Chair and Commentator (if available), a one-paragraph overview of the session's themes and significance, and a description of the format (regular panel, roundtable, workshop) Proposals must be received by February 15, 2015 via email attachment to sacrph2015@gmail.com. Inquiries may be directed to Program Committee co-chairs: Matthew Lasner, Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College mlasner@hunter.cuny.edu Paula Lupkin, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of North Texas paula.lupkin@unt.edu
  • Call for Papers: 2015 Conference on Illinois History

    Springfield | Dates: 24 – 25 Sep, 2015
    Proposal deadline: March 11, 2015 Proposals for papers, panels, or teacher workshops on any aspect of Illinois' history, architecture, culture, politics, geography, literature, and archaeology are requested.
  • 5th International Congress on Construction History

    Chicago | Dates: 03 – 07 Jul, 2015
    Hosted by the Construction Society of America, non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the history and evolution of all aspects of the built environment. This is the first time the Congress has been held outside Europe, with over 400 delegates expected to attend from all over the world comprised of Architects, engineers, contractors, preservationists, academics and a wide variety of trades, professions and interests associated with the Construction Industry.