The RIBA is now welcoming entries for the 2016 RIBA President’s Awards for Research, which includes the RIBA President’s Medal for Research.
The RIBA President’s Awards for Research promote and celebrate the best of research in the field of architecture and the built environment that contributes to new knowledge and understanding of architecture and the practice of architecture.
All those conducting architectural and built environment research related to architecture and the practice of architecture are eligible to enter the RIBA President’s Awards for Research.
The Awards are for the research completed between 1st July 2015 to 30th June 2016
Submissions are welcome at any level of architectural research, and should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words.
Submissions are invited from historians, theorists and practitioners whose work has relevance to the history and theory of the practice, culture and profession of architecture most broadly conceived. This can include but is by no means limited to:
• Historical research of direct relevance to a project, e.g. conservation plans and reports
• Cultural studies relating to architecture, professionalism and the built environment
• Histories of construction, science and technology
• Historical and/or theoretical research on place, space and urban planning
• History and/or theory of practice and praxis, including professionalism, architectural education, procurement and non-design aspects of architectural practice
Please not there is no regional restriction for potential entrants.
Program includes an interior tour of the Bryant & Lucy Barber House, designed by J.L. silsbee in 1901. the tour will also include an interior tour of another historic home and a short walking tour to see other nearby Silsbee structures as well as many of Polo's remarkable landmarks. April 17, 2016, 1:30-3:00PM; Tickes are $30, $25 for Pleasant Home members.
For its second historical conference-workshop to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, between 3rd-5th October 2016 project Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement - MoMoWo welcomes papers addressing themes and subjects regarding activities and lives of women designers, architects and civil engineers between 1946 and 1968. The historical conference-workshop will provide the opportunity to share and discuss the professional experiences of European women active within various fields of design. The workshop is addressed to both, scholars and students. SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
Deadline for submission of abstracts (in English, 300 words max.): 15th April 2016.
Deadline for submission of articles (in English, 5000 words max.): 15th September 2016.
Opportunity - Archaeological / Art Historical Study Tours to Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Sicily, and Greece
I am wondering if it wold be possible for you to forward the links to the three different study tours I am leading this year. They are wonderful opportunities to see amazing places in very little time. Anyone can sign up for these, and there is room left in all three trips, whose content should appeal to your members. They cater to the intellectually curious traveler. Their itineraries are rigorous and very much focused on art history, architecture, and archaeology rather than leisure, although there is sometimes enough time for that as well.
I greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
Dr. Veronica Kalas, PhD
ATCH is located within the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. The Centre supports innovative and interdisciplinary research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Architecture and its place within a larger history of ideas is a strong focus within the Centre. Bringing together Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Fellows, Postgraduates and Academics from UQ’s School of Architecture, the centre offers a stimulating and rich environment for enquiry and debate. An active program of seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops and exhibitions is run throughout the year. For a full list of people and recent events please see ATCH Website.
The Visiting Fellows Research Program supports short term residencies of one to three months for scholars to work on innovative research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Projects that overlap with the work of existing ATCH scholars will be favoured. The program welcomes applicants from all levels of academia but particularly encourages proposals from new and mid-career scholars. Visiting Fellowships are not open to postgraduate students.
The Visiting Fellows Research Program will provide a return airfare to Brisbane and a workspace within the centre. All Fellows will have access to UQ libraries, including the Fryer Library and Architecture and Music Library. Support for accommodation may also be available depending on the applicant’s financial circumstances.
Visiting Fellows will be required to present their research in progress in a public lecture, participate in seminars and conferences organised during their residency, and contribute to RHD events. Published outcomes of research undertaken during the Fellowship should acknowledge ATCH and the UQ School of Architecture.
While ATCH Visiting Fellows are solicited through the application round, the Centre also directly invites Fellows to participate in the program.
Expressions of Interest should address the following items, in this order:
• Name and contact details
• Employment Status. Will the applicant be on sabbatical during the course of the Fellowship?
• Is the project supported by other sources of funding?
• Is financial assistance for accommodation requested, and if so, on what grounds.
• Preferred dates and duration of Fellowship.
• Title of Research Project
• Research Proposal (1000 words)
• Relevance to ATCH Centre, and existing members’ work
• Relation of the project to the applicant’s past and future research
• Intended outcomes
• Names and contact details for three referees.
Additional documents required:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Two samples of published written work (journal articles, pieces of criticism, book chapter, chapter from a submitted PHD thesis).
Moderated by Christopher Hawthorne of the Los Angeles Times
Considering historical and contemporary cases, MAK and the Buell Center have invited scholars and practitioners to a discuss how we might reframe our understanding of the relationships between architecture, housing, and real estate in light of the inequalities they both produce and reflect. Visit http://makcenter.org/programming/house-housing/ for more information, including a full speaker list and schedule.
"House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate" is an ongoing, multi-year research
project conducted by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia
University. The initiative seeks to encourage a public, historically informed conversation about the
intersection of architecture and real estate development. The untimeliness of this history, as indicated by the project’s title, is twofold. First, it returns us to financial matters widely discussed in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 foreclosure crisis and only now reentering the American public sphere via the campaign trail. Second, it discloses surprising repetitions of themes, tendencies, and actions—reminding us that the economic infrastructures on which architecture rests are the outcome of such repetitions, rather than an a priori, natural ground. These infrastructures locate housing at the center of the current economic regime, with the United States as an influential node in a transnational network.
"House Housing" consists of a growing body of research that draws on multimedia sources. The results
have appeared in numerous locations as exhibitions, panel discussions, and publications, and relate to different institutional frames. Following exhibitions in Venice during the 2014 Architecture Biennale, in 2015 at the National Public Housing Museum during the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, and as a part of the "Wohnungsfrage" (“The Housing Question”) project at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin,
House Housing comes to the MAK Center at the Schindler House. The artifacts assembled in the installation consider typologies ranging from architect-designed houses to prefabricated apartment blocks to suburban gated communities. All of these architectures are analyzed in light of their position at the intersection of design, policy, and finance. New narratives emerge out of surprising juxtapositions.
Rose Fay Thomas and her sisters came to Chicago to take up residence with their brother, Charles Norman Fay, in 1878. Joan Bentley Hoffman, Chicago music historian, will provide a detailed look into this singular generation of the Fay family’s remarkable endeavors - from organizing the Orchestral Association to bring Theodore Thomas’s orchestra for permanent residence to authoring several highly successful books, and from convening and nationalizing women’s music clubs at the 1893 Columbian Exposition to the founding of the Anti-Cruelty Society. Image Courtesy of the Anti-Cruelty Society.
This is the first in a series of three spring lectures at Glessner House Museum exploring the role of Chicago women in classical music at the turn of the 20th century.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:00pm
Glessner House Museum
1800 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60616
$10 / $8 for members
RSVP by phone to (312) 326-1480
Located 15 km from Turin, in the center of Piedmont, a region internationally known for prestigious wine (such as Barbera, Moscato, Barolo and many others) and the slow food concept, one hour by train from Milan, two hours from the town of Genoa, in Liguria, and only an hour and a half by plane from Paris, Gassino Torinese is characterized by a medieval historic center waiting for a new reuse, because of its geographical position: in fact, Gassino Torinese acts as a barycenter for the settlements along the river Po, in the stretch between San Mauro Torinese and Chivasso.
The design themes will focus on the renovation, reuse and re-utilization of old and valuable buildings located in this region to be transformed in strategic places to be integrated into a contemporary territorial context to create a smart, opensource system of cities, that makes everything circular: it will be a territory of the hybrid and of former structures to be transformed into poles for the creation of a network of public transport and social exchanges today nonexistent. Projects to connect former factories, former bus and tramway stations, former agriculture structures and former other things, are the main goals of the projects developed by the participants during the two-week workshop. In fact the summer school will explore the possibilities of conscious interventions in strategic places surrounding Gassino Torinese through regional networks made up of contemporary sustainable architecture. The activities consist of theoretical evening courses and a design workshop for 25 participants, selected through the evaluation of portfolios and curriculum vitae by a scientific committee. One challenge that the summer school addresses is sensitization of participants to an ideal modern and sustainable architecture as a solution to the qualitative reuse of the existing heritage. The theory courses organized within the summer school also addresses issues related on the paradigm of reuse applied to the design of the territories of the contemporary age. The topic that will be addressed concerns the redefinition of abandoned buildings that can take an identitarian role towards inhabited places increasingly founded on local networks, on the geographic constants and on the overcoming of the compact city.
The historic core of Gassino Torinese becomes an open-air laboratory in which experimentation suggests new and innovative ways to reconsider the built environment, reevaluating the physical memory of the region’s past, toward a “smart land” regenerating via cultural promotion, active participation, the construction of regional networks and partnerships and the launching of social ventures for innovation.
The Vernacular+Heritage International Symposium
Or, What Did Liang Sicheng Miss at Mount Wutai?
April 5-6, 2016, Tsinghua University, Beijing
In conjunction with
The 2016 Conference on the Restoration of Chinese Villages
April 7-9, 2016, Xin County, Henan
Between 2009 and 2013, a small group of researchers made several visits to Mount Wutai tracing the footsteps of Liang Sicheng and his research of the ninth-century Tang structure, the Temple of Buddha’s Light (Foguangsi). The first project—measuring and mapping the site and structure—was completed in 2010 and the result was published in 2011 (ISBN: 9787501031542). The second project—documenting the history of the Temple of Buddha’s Light and translating Liang Sicheng’s research account of this architecture—was completed in 2013 and published in 2015 (ISBN: 9789814441032/hard copy, 9789814441049
/e-book). Yet there is also the third project, an unexpected discovery of what Liang Sicheng missed: the strange intertwining and disconnect of traditional and vernacular architecture at Mount Wutai.
In April 2016, an international symposium will be held at Tsinghua University in response to that unexpected discovery at Mount Wutai. The reputed father of Chinese architectural history was not the only one who overlooked the connection between grand temples and village architecture in the famous abode of Manjusri, for generations of preservationists, historians, and architects have followed suit. The invited speakers—anthropologists and architectural historians, UNESCO consultants, architecte-en-chef des monuments historiques, policy planners and field reporters—will engage in a series of talks and debates about the intertwining and disconnect of two of the most challenging concepts in social sciences and humanities: “vernacular” and “heritage.”
Under the auspices of the President of Tsinghua University and Tsinghua’s School of Architecture and the Architectural History and Vernacular Architectural Preservation Institute, and with cooperation from Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the symposium is free and open to the public, all sessions are free and open to the public.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will preside over the symposium’s official opening on April 5, at 12.45pm, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University.
Chinese and English are the main languages of the symposium. Translators—English-Chinese, French-Chinese, Japanese-Chinese, and Italian-Chinese—will be available to on site.
Dell Upton and Michael Herzfeld will deliver the keynote addresses. For a full program, please visit: http://www.ivillages.org/?p=220
This symposium is also held in conjunction with the 2016 International Conference on the Restoration of Chinese Villages, Xin County, Henan, April 7-9, 2016. (http://www.ivillages.org
The symposium, conference, and their weeklong associated events are organized by Dr. Luo Deyin and Dr. Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Associate Professors of Tsinghua University and the University of Delaware, respectively.
For further inquiries: “vernacular_THU@163.com”
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Water Sensitive Urban Design
Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane
Job No: 498651
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
The successful applicant will participate in the on-going and forthcoming research undertaken at the School of Architecture that is part of the CRCWSC Program D5.1. Urban Intensification & Green Infrastructure: Towards a Water Sensitive City.
The primary purpose of the position will be to develop and complete research that will examine the issues and processes involved in delivering best-practice Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) outcomes by designing demonstration projects for precinct scale development and redevelopment in Australian cities. The research will address a variety of aspects such as strategic urban planning, building regulations, climate, site availability, and local catchment issues including ecology, water quality and flood risk.
Applicants should hold a PhD with a research background in architecture, urban design or environmental design. Furthermore the successful applicant will have a track record of high quality publications relative to opportunity. You should have an active research profile as evidenced by publication, refereed papers and conference participation and the ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote CRCWSC at university and wider community levels. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate research or best practice background in WSUD and flood resilience at urban and/or building scale.
The School of Architecture:
The School of Architecture offers a three year Bachelor of Architectural Design and a two year Master of Architecture that are professionally accredited by the Board of Architects of Queensland and the Australian Institute of Architects through the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA). Postgraduate training in research is provided through the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy. The Architecture Program at The University of Queensland is recognised for the quality of its contribution to the fields of Architectural Design, Environmental Technology, History and Theory of Architecture and Environment and Society. It has an international profile for its design education and the high quality of the buildings and publications of staff and graduates.
Further details can be found at:
Applications close: 28 Mar 2016 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time
You are warmly invited to submit proposals for Designs on eLearning 2016: Anxiety and Security, an international conference in partnership with The New School, University of the Arts London (UAL), Penn State University and Texas State University.
The conference will be hosted at The New School, New York City on 21 – 22 September 2016. Application deadline: April 1st, 2016.
DeL brings together a diverse community of practitioners, recognising that the digital is woven through many aspects of education in the creative disciplines. We welcome contributions from art and design educators, technical and support staff, researchers, artists and designers, cultural theorists and other practitioners whose work intersects with technology in higher education in the creative disciplines.
Submissions for workshops and short paper presentations can be made on the following themes:
Anxiety and Security in the curriculum
Identity and Privacy in Online Educational Spaces
Digital Presence and Professionalization
Selection will occur through double-blind peer review, with submitters notified by mid-May.
About DeL 2016
Designs on eLearning (DeL) is an international conference exploring the use of technology in art and design Higher Education. As digital technologies continue to transform the creative and pedagogic landscape, we face exciting possibilities and new challenges for the future of education. Themed Anxiety and Security, DeL 2016 aims to explore digital anxieties in art and design higher education, and collectively build ideas for reaching states of security and wellbeing.
KTH Stockholm, School of Architecture, November 17 - 19, 2016
Deadline for abstracts: Apr 15, 2016
13th Architectural Humanities Research Association conference
ARCHITECTURE AND FEMINISMS:
ECOLOGIES, ECONOMIES, TECHNOLOGIES
The 2016 AHRA conference will address connections between architecture and feminisms with an emphasis on plural expressions of feminist identity and non-identity, acknowledging that feminist claims continues to be tested and contested. Between architecture and feminisms our specific focus will be upon transversal relations across ecologies, economies and technologies. Specifically, we are concerned with the exploration of ecologies of practice, the drawing out of alternative economies, and experimentation with mixed technologies, from craft to advanced computational technologies.
We invite responses to our six thematic areas:
Ecologies – Economies – Technologies – Histories – Pedagogies – Styles
We assume that each thematic area inherently organises diverse ecologies of practice, and that the question of precarious mental, social, environmental ecologies pertains to all.
We invite individual and group proposals for 20 minute papers and full sessions from architectural historians, theorists, designers and practitioners, as well as those working on relevant themes across the design disciplines, in the humanities and social sciences.
We welcome proposals that explore alternative means of academic dissemination through film, small exhibition, performance.
Please send a 300 word abstract, including a title, and a 50 word biographical note to:
Dr Hélène Frichot Associate Professor Docent
Critical Studies and Gender Theory in Architecture
Director of Research Studies School of Architecture
School of Architecture and the Built Environment
KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)
Earth Day, April 22, 2016; 10 a.m.12 p.m.
This Earth Day, get inspired to take action with a thought-provoking film on climate change and global food security. A perfect environmental storm is brewing as global gene banks deteriorate and industrial monocultures continue to spread. Agricultural pioneer Cary Fowler's passionate race against time to protect the future of our food supply takes him around the globe. Follow Fowler's mission in a film screening and discussion with the filmmakers on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m at The New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx NY). Register online at: http://www.nybg.org/earthday2016
Join us for Wright Plus 2016, the Great American Housewalk on Saturday, May 21. Tour spectacular living spaces, experience history and enjoy a festive day with visitors from around the world.
Wright Plus is the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s internationally renowned annual housewalk, featuring rare interior tours of private homes and public buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. Guests enjoy tours of spectacular residences, learn about their history and architecture, and share a fun-filled day with Wright and architecture enthusiasts.
The featured homes are within a 3-mile radius. Walk or hop on a shuttle trolley (included with admission) to get to the homes.
The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Further information can be found on the web at www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement, or on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: email@example.com). Deadline: November 1 2016.
Call for Applications ~ 12 junior positions to join the research group
"Spanish Italy and the Iberian Americas"
A Getty Foundation Connecting Art Histories Project
co-directed by Michael Cole and Alessandra Russo, Columbia University
The co-directors of the Connecting Art Histories project "Spanish Italy and the Iberian Americas” seek twelve junior scholars to join the research group during the period June 2016 to October 2017. Project participants will collaborate to discern the common dynamics and study the artistic ties that developed between these two regions in the early modern period, especially during the sixteenth century. Moving beyond the concerns of national heritage and microhistory, the project depends on scholars interested in changing their conceptions about their “home” fields of “Renaissance” Italian or “Colonial” Latin American art. The project will unfold in multiple stages, centered on travel and conversation. Throughout the project, the junior scholars and a group of senior faculty will collaborate and communicate regularly, sharing bibliographies and contributing monthly to a research blog. As a group, participants will travel to Italy in January 2017 to visit and discuss works in historically Spanish regions of Italy. Each member will be responsible for introducing a series of works, engaging information across multiple fields. Six months after the visits in Italy, in a second phase of the project, participants will convene in New York City for a workshop. Each scholar will present a paper responding to the conversation and insights elicited during the trip, and considering how those ideas might provide prospects for the study of arts in the Iberian Americas. While in New York, the group will also visit archives and museums in the city. The project will cover travel expenses to Italy and New York.
Recent PhDs to junior faculty members working on early modern Italian or Latin American art are eligible to apply, though preference will be given to those who did degrees or are working in Italian and Latin American universities. Candidates should submit a statement (maximum three pages) explaining their interest in participating; a description (maximum two pages) of a current project; a CV; two letters of recommendation; and a writing sample. Application materials should be sent as a single PDF, clearly labeled, to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31st, 2016.
Worcester College, Oxford is pleased to be able to offer a two year residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque architectural history through the generosity of the Scott Opler Foundation.
Applications are invited from scholars of any nationality and academic affiliation in the final year of their dissertation or within the first four years after the completion of their Ph.D., D.Phil. or comparable degree.
Applicants are asked to demonstrate a high level of skill in research methods and practice in the field of Architectural History, demonstrated via successful completion or near completion of a doctorate in a relevant area, possibly supported by conference papers and publications revealing skills in research practice and presentation.
Closing date for applications to be received is Thursday 14th April 2016 and should include an official Application Form, a statement of the proposed research programme, and a current curriculum vitae. Applicants must also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent direct to the College by the same date. Applications and references may be sent by e-mail as PDF documents. Interviews for a final group of candidates will be scheduled in June.
The Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP) provides a national forum for graduate students to share, explore and discuss the representation and interpretation of Latino cultures in the context of the American experience.
It provides a unique opportunity to meet and engage with Smithsonian professionals, scholars from renowned universities, and with leaders in the museum field.
Created in 1994 as Smithsonian Institute for Interpreting and Representing Latino Cultures (SIIRLC), LMSP seeks to increase the representation, documentation, research, knowledge, and interpretation of Latino art, culture, and history. The program focuses on developing museum practice within a framework of Latino cultural studies and is offered in two components.
The first component consists of a series of lectures, workshops, and behind-the-scenes tours at the Smithsonian. Curators, researchers, and other museum professionals as well as invited guest lecturers, will lead interactive tours and discussions providing participants a unique opportunity to see and hear first-hand the best practices in museums and cultural centers.
The second component consists of a practicum project within a selected Smithsonian museum. Applicants are matched to a practicum based on their background and experience, and how well the project aligns to their future goals.
Checklist is at http://latino.si.edu/Content/Images/Education/Latino_Museum_Studies_Program_Application_Checklist.pdf
PhD studentship funded in collaboration by The Glasgow School of Art and Historic Environment Scotland
Funding: Home fees (UK & EU) plus £14,000 annual stipend for three years full-time.
Start Date: Summer 2016
Application Deadline: 30 April 2016
Interviews taking place: 26 May 2016
For questions regarding this studentship, contact:
Dr Robyne Calvert, Mackintosh Research Fellow, email@example.com
Applications are invited for a full-time, fully funded PhD studentship based at The Glasgow School of Art, and supervised in collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland.
The Glasgow School of Art by Charles Rennie Mackintosh is an iconic building of international significance, and its damage through fire in May 2014 has led to substantial initiatives from the UK and Scottish governments and others to aid restoration of the building and interiors. Led by Dr Robyne Calvert (GSA) and Dr Ewan Hyslop (HES), this PhD project will develop a summative analysis of the restoration of the Mackintosh building through: a survey of historical change in its spatial arrangement and use; a series of focused case studies on material conservation and reconstruction; and critical reflection on the recovery project that will significantly contribute to the field of heritage studies. Through a deeper understanding of the history of use and spatial change inside the building, this research will be able to feed into and advise in ‘real time’ current restoration work as well as related digital heritage projects; and inform new strategic plans for the wider GSA estate and for the learning & teaching, and research environments. Case studies that focus on the recovery, analysis, and reconstruction of the interiors, furniture and fittings affected by the fire will highlight the methods and approaches of the restoration process. Finally, the research will contribute to the body of knowledge on heritage and conservation through offering critical reflection on the restoration project, from its immediate impact through to project completion, which will form a model for heritage crisis management.