Recent Opportunities

  • Craft Research Fund

    Dates: 02 Jul – 21 Oct, 2016
    Each year through the Craft Research Fund, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design distributes $95,000 to support research related to Craft, Architecture, Art History, Design History, Material Culture, Decorative Art History, and related fields. Graduate Research grant applications are due September 17, 2016. Project Research and Exhibition Research grant applications are due October 21, 2016. For more information and a link to the application in SlideRoom visit our website .
  • PastForward Conference

    Houston | Dates: 15 – 18 Nov, 2016
    Registration is now live for the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places–PastForward, Nov. 15-18 in Houston, Texas! Visit for registration, educational and tour descriptions, speakers, and more. Rates increase after August 1st, so register today! 
  • Call for Proposals: Archeworks Agendas 01

    Chicago | Dates: 01 – 15 Jul, 2016
    Archeworks seeks emerging leaders, change-makers and critical thinkers to submit proposals to present at Archeworks Agendas 01 - a new platform for sharing ideas and projects that inspire change in Chicago and beyond. We are especially interested in work that challenges convention, approaches dilemmas, and/or defines new tools and methods.

    Presentations will be limited to 10-minutes followed by Q+A. The event will culminate with a reception and opportunity to meet others with shared interests. If you would like to present at Archeworks Agendas 01 scheduled for August 18, 2016 from 6-8pm, please submit a short description of your presentation (200 words) and 2-3 supporting images (jpgs) to by July 15th.  A total of 4-presentations will be accepted and applicants will be notified by July 22nd if their presentation is selected. The lectures will be filmed and made available to the public on after the event.

    Please direct all questions to
  • Lenses on a Landscape Genius

    London | Dates: 01 Jul – 25 Aug, 2016
    Lenses On A Landscape Genius brings together leading photographers to explore and celebrate the work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. This unique exhibition is curated as part of the year-long Capability Brown Festival, which marks 300 years since the eminent landscape architects birth. 

    Brown’s impact on the British landscape is immense with an estimated 255 sites across the country that he worked or advised on. His influence reaches further still with international parks, gardens and landscapes inspired by his work. Brown’s design principles continue to be demonstrated in contemporary landscape architecture and garden design.

    This exhibition from The Landscape Foundation and The Building Centre showcases specially commissioned photographs from eminent landscape and garden photographers. 

    The exhibition and associated event programme explores Brown’s extensive landscapes and management systems which were created using 18th Century tools. It reveals the mathematics, engineering, science and artistic skill that went into a commission, and find out how the work is as relevant today as it was 300 years ago.

    Photographers: Andrew Lawson / Joe Cornish / Andrea Jones / Allan Pollok-Morris / Gary Rogers / Derek St Romaine / Matthew Bruce / Gareth Davies / James Kerr / Archie Miles / Gavin Kingcome / Simon Warner / Jacqui Hurst / Stephen Studd / James Smith / Steffie Shields

    This exhibition is part of the 2016 London Festival of Architecture.
  • Across the Great Divide: A Graduate Student Colloquium

    Dates: 02 Jul – 01 Nov, 2016
    CFP: California Design Consortium Across the Great Divide: A Graduate Student Colloquium University of California, Berkeley Saturday – Sunday, 11-12 March 2017 The colloquium is open to all graduate students in accredited masters or doctoral programs in the United States and abroad, whose primary research concerns the architecture, landscape architecture, and design of the western United States. Up to twelve students will be invited to present twenty-minute papers related to their master’s thesis or dissertation. A senior scholar will respond to each cluster of presentations. Papers (2,000 words) must be submitted electronically in MsWord format, and should include the full text and representative images. A cover sheet with the student’s name, academic affiliation and level, postal address, telephone number, and email address should precede the paper. Participating students will receive hotel accommodation for up to three nights and funding toward travel expenses determined on an individual basis. A reception will follow the colloquium. Deadline: 1 November 2016 Papers should be sent to: and must be received no later than midnight Pacific Standard Time. For further information email: Conveners: Greg Castillo, Waverly Lowell, Andrew Shanken, Marc Treib
  • Visual Resources Association Foundation Internship Award

    Dates: 30 Jun – 31 Jul, 2016
    The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the fourth VRAF Internship in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. A complete description of the internship and application instructions are available at: Applications are due on July 31, 2016.
  • NYCDH Digital Humanities Graduate Student Project Award

    New York City | Dates: 30 Jun – 15 Aug, 2016
    We are pleased to announce our third annual cross-institutional NYCDH digital humanities graduate student project award. We invite all graduate students attending an institution in New York City and the metropolitan area to apply by Monday, August 15, 2016.

    First prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1000. Two runner-up positions will receive $500 each. All three winning proposals will have the opportunity to receive support from one or more of the many centers affiliated with NYCDH. Winners will also receive exposure on our site and through our social media outlets.

    Project proposals can be submitted by individuals or teams. In the case a team wins, the prize is to be divided among the team members equally. We are accepting proposals for projects in early or mid stages of development.

    All applications should include a clear description of your project, how it falls into realm of the digital humanities, a timeline for the project work, and a transparent, itemized explanation of your funding requirements. For more details, see the Graduate Student DH Project Award page on our website.

    We encourage prospective applicants to contact us to talk about your proposal before you submit. To set up an appointment, send us an email at

    Proposals will be judged by a committee selected from the NYCDH Steering Committee. The winners will be chosen based on their intellectual contribution, innovative use of technology, and the clarity of their work plan.

    To learn more, visit our award information page:
  • 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
  • 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.

    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<><>

    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 
    Elizabeth Diller, Founding Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro 
    Trevor Paglen, Artist 
    Franklin Sirmans, Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami 
    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 
    Eva Franch i Gilabert, Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture 
    Glenn Kaino, Artist 
    Adam Pendleton, Artist 
    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 (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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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