Recent Opportunities

  • CPUD '16 / City Planning and Urban Design Summit and Conference

    Istanbul | Dates: 07 – 09 Apr, 2016
    Call for Papers: CITIES AND CITY PLANS: THE PAST AND THE FUTURE CPUD '16 / City Planning and Urban Design Summit and Conference will be held on April 7-9, 2016 at Cezayir Conference Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center)and will be organized by BİLSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions). Special Focus: TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY AND ECONOMY In the new millennium, the politics, needs, priorities and planning itself are in constant change and obviously new challenges in terms of city planning are put forward. Today many cities are working to encourage populations to return to their urban core through the creation of revitalization efforts to distressed neighborhoods and old downtown centers. Industrial zones are moving, life styles are changing and growth and immigration in mega cities are still an issue. Given the importance of cities as significant social, political and economic centers, the rethinking of planning comes at a principal moment when urban policy must be able to plan for a sustainable future in relation to the individual needs of neighborhoods, individuals and established urban systems. KEYNOTES Charnelle Hicks; CHPlanning Charnelle Hicks is the president and principal planner for CHPlanning which provides innovative and cost-effective solutions in comprehensive planning, municipal planning, transportation planning, environmental planning, and community outreach programs for public and private clients throughout the United States. She has nearly 25 years of experience in transportation planning, comprehensive and regional planning, economic development, and public outreach. She has extensive knowledge of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) and is a certified PMPEI instructor. Derya OKTAY Derya Oktay is currently a Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture and the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey. Prior to her current position, she was the Director of the MS in Urban Design Programme and a professor at Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, and the Founding Director of the Urban Research & Development Center (URDC) at the same institution (1999-2013). In addition, she has served as the President of the Society for International Development (SID) Lefkosa Chapter in Cyprus. PUBLICATION All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM's digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars. AGENDA Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 8, 2016 Deadline for registration: March 11, 2016 Deadline for full papers submission: March 18, 2016 Please control our website to see the last updates THEMES 1. CITIES IN TRANSFORMATION, SOCIAL CHANGES AND PLANNING Housing in the New Millenium Ecosystem and Urban Ecology Participation and Governance Economic, Leisure and Tourism Aspects of Contemporary Cities Infrastructure, Facilities, Systems: New Technologies and Economy Water Management and Resource Management Transportation and Movement of People, Goods, Information Best (and Worst) Practices: Informing Future Possibilities Historic Preservation Public Health and Cities Arts, Culture and Creative Placemaking 2. PLANNING IN TRANSFORMATION Rethinking Planning and Urban Design: Evolving and Declining Models of City Planning Practice New Ideas: Small Scale-Large Scale Emergent Planning Aspects Effectiveness of Planning Politics, Social Change and Planning Civic Participation Transformation of Cities: Case Studies Transformation of Urban indicators Best (and Worst) Practices: Informing Future Possibilities Visualization Methods for Planning Planning Visions Past: Their Fates and Impacts Planning Visions Now: Their Innovations and Viability Forecasting - Envisioning: Predicting Probabilities - Imagining Possibilities Teaching Envisioning: Planning Curricula 3. CITY PLANS AND STRATEGIES OF THE PAST Planning History Politics and City Planning Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Urban Issues Success and Failure Economy, Industry and Planning On the Interface of Architecture and Planning Critical Perspectives towards Social Life in Cities VENUE The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls Hayriye Caddesi 12, Galatasaray, Beyoğlu Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers' Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE The scientific committee consists of significant scholars, such as Prof. Dr. Fatma UNSAL / Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Prof. Dr. Ismet KILINCASLAN / Istanbul Technical University Prof. Dr. Derya OKTAY / Ondokuz Mayis University Prof. Dr. Eti AKYUZ LEVI / Dokuz Eylul University Prof. Dr. Iclal DINCER / Yildiz Technical University Prof. Dr. Ayse OZCAN / Giresun University Prof. Dr. Aysegul MENGI / Ankara University Associate Professor Zeynep GUNAY / Istanbul Technical University Associate Professor Aynur CAN / Marmara University Associate Professor Elif Ozlem ORAL AYDIN / Gebze Technical University Associate Professor Sebnem Gokcen DUNDAR / Dokuz Eylul University Associate Professor Ozge Yalciner ERCOSKUN / Gazi University Associate Professor Ebru KERIMOGLU / Istanbul Technical University Associate Professor Goksen CAPAR / Ankara University Associate Professor Hasan YAYLI / Kirikkale University Associate Professor Mithat Arman KARASU / Harran University Associate Professor Dr. Safak KAYPAK / Mustafa Kemal University Assistant Professor Dr. Burcu YIGIT TURAN / Ozyegin University Assistant Professor Dr. Irem AYHAN SELCUK / Dokuz Eylul University Assistant Professor Dr. Zeynep YILMAZ BAYRAM / Karadeniz Technical University Assistant Professor Dr. Ozan HOVARDAOGLU / Erciyes University Assistant Professor Dr. Yasemin SARIKAYA LEVENT / Mersin University ABSTRACT SUBMISSION You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at You will receive a reply to your proposal within three weeks following a double-blind review process.
  • Moving Pictures: Images Across Media in American Visual and Material Culture to 1900

    Worcester | Dates: 20 – 21 Nov, 2015
    The 2015 CHAViC conference, Moving Pictures: Images Across Media in American Visual and Material Culture to 1900, will be held at the American Antiquarian Society on November 20 and 21, 2015. The conference will explore the diversity of uses of the printed image in early America. Speakers will consider imagery found historically in more than one medium in both two- and three-dimensional formats. Papers will be presented from disparate disciplines, including art and architectural history, American studies, material culture studies, literature, history, graphic design, and childhood studies. Presenters will investigate printed scenes reproduced on objects such as transfer-printed ceramics, needlework, children’s toys, daguerreotype cases, and powder horns. They will address, among other issues, racial caricature, violence, making memory, and national identity. Panels will trace the movement of a single image through multiple media formats; examine the intersection between photography and portraiture; and consider the production and circulation of imagery, the transatlantic movement of images, moving image culture for children, and images associated with place. Wendy Bellion, associate professor of art history at the University of Delaware, will deliver the keynote address—“Representing Iconoclasm: Paint, Print, Performance.” Bellion is the author of Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America (2011), which was awarded the 2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in American Art by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards Symposium

    Chicago | Dates: 12 Nov, 2015
    The CTBUH 2015 Award Winners will be recognized at the CTBUH 14th Annual Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner, organized in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Technology. The free Awards Symposium will feature presentations from the 2015 winners. Hear from senior representatives for the client and design teams of these groundbreaking projects, as well as from the 2015 CTBUH Lifetime Achievement Award winners whom have influenced the tall building profession for decades.

    The Symposium program features:
    • Santiago Calatrava, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers, New York – for Turning Torso, Malmö
    • Stefano Boeri, Boeri Studio, Milan – for Bosco Verticale, Milan
    • Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects, Singapore – for PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore
    • Kenneth Lewis, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York– for One World Trade Center, New York
    • Philip Nikandrov, Gorproject, Moscow – for Evolution Tower, Moscow
    • James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners, Chicago – for Al Hilal Bank Tower, Abu Dhabi
    • Shinichi Takeuchi, Toyo Ito Associates, Tokyo - for Capitagreen, Singapore
    • Douglas Durst, Durst Organization, New York– for One World Trade Center, New York
    • Hiroo Mori, Mori Building, Tokyo – Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Manfredi Catella, Hines Italia, Milan – for Bosco Verticale, Milan
    • Hin Kong Poon, CapitaLand, Singapore – for Capitagreen, Singapore
    • Jan Andersson, HSB Malmö – for Turning Torso, Malmö
    • Nicholas Billotti, Turner International, New York – Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal

    Following the Symposium, all of the winning projects and finalists will be celebrated, and awards will be conferred at the Awards Dinner & Ceremony. Finally, to wrap up the dinner, one overall winner will be chosen from among the regional Best Tall Building winners and announced as the overall Best Tall Building Worldwide.

    Winners’ and finalists’ poster presentations will be on display in the CTBUH 2015 Awards Exhibition held in IIT Hermann Hall’s Gallery Lounge.
  • Theatrical Presentation of Mamah Borthwick & A Tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Laurent House

    Rockford | Dates: 10 – 10 Oct, 2015
    In the spirit of Halloween and the fall season, the Frank Lloyd Wright Laurent House has an exciting event planned for this Saturday, October 10. The event features a theatrical presentation of the ghost of Mamah Borthwick. Mamah - the subject of the recent best-selling book, “Loving Frank” - was the great love of Frank Lloyd Wright and was brutally murdered in 1914 at Wright’s home and studio, Taliesin. Presented by Ellie Carlson of Chicago, the presentation will take place in the intimate setting of the early 1900s Chamberlain Hotel at Midway Village & Museum Center in Rockford. The 4 p.m. performance will be followed by a tour of the Laurent House. Refreshments provided. Tickets and more information are on the Laurent House website at
  • Design History Society Grants and Awards

    London | Dates: 15 Nov, 2015 – 30 Nov, 2016
    The Design History Society (DHS) is the leading membership organisation for the study of global design histories, bringing together all those engaged in the subject - students, researchers, educators, designer-makers, critics and curators. Formed in 1977 we have played an important role in shaping inclusive design history, both in the UK and internationally. We welcome members from other disciplines such as anthropology, architecture and art history, business history, the history of science and technology, craft history, cultural studies, economic and social history, design and design management studies. We encourage liberal and inclusive definitions of design history and its methods, approaches and resources. These definitions take in the function, form and materials of artefacts of the pre-industrial and industrial periods, up to and including the present day. These definitions also include artefacts' production, dissemination and consumption as well as their cultural, economic and social meanings.
  • CFP: Midwest Art History Society (Chicago, 7-9 Apr 16)

    Chicago | Dates: 06 Oct – 01 Dec, 2015
    The Midwest Art History Society (MAHS) will hold its annual conference in Chicago on April 7-9, 2016. For further information about the conference and a Call For Papers, please go to the MAHS Newsletter:

    Jointly sponsored by the Art Institute of Chicago, Loyola University, Columbia College, and DePaul University, the conference is chaired by Mark Pohlad, Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University.  Gloria Groom, Chair of European Painting and Sculpture, and David and Mary Winton Green Curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, will give the plenary address on Vincent Van Gogh’s Bedroom paintings, a topic chosen to coincide with the subject of a major Art Institute exhibition on display in spring, 2016.

    Please consider presenting a paper in one of the many sessions listed below.  Session abstracts may be found in the MAHS Newsletter. Thanks!
    Best wishes,
    Susan Solway

    Alternative Exhibition Spaces
    Tricia Van Eck, Founder & Director of 6018 North, Chicago

    Art for All Seasons–Art and Sculpture in Parks and Gardens Wendy N. DePaolis, University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

    Black Arts Movement
    Marissa Baker, University of Illinois, Chicago (

    Bookish: The Global World of Artists' Books in Chicago
    Hannah B. Higgins University of Illinois, Chicago ( Nicole L. Woods, University of Notre Dame (

    The Chicago Bauhaus: A Force of Modernism Susan J. Baker, University of Houston-Downtown (

    Chicago Design: Histories and Narratives
    Jonathan Mekinda, University of Illinois, Chicago ( Bess Williamson, Stiles School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    The Chicago World's Fair: A Re-evaluation Navjotika Kumar, Kent State University (

    Curatorial Programs in Higher Education
    Lorelei Stewart, University of Illinois, Chicago,

    El Arte in the Midwest
    Jamie L. Ratliff, University of Minnesota, Duluth (

    ‘Good and Plenty?’: The Successes and Pitfalls of Fellowships and Grants for the Visual Arts Lindsay J. Twa, Augustana College (

    International Art Collections of Chicago Onur Öztürk, Columbia College Chicago (

    Native American Images in Modern and Contemporary Art Soo Kang, Chicago State University (

    The Personal is Political– Feminist Social Practice Neysa Page-Lieberman, Columbia College Chicago

    The Social Role of the Portrait
    Amy M. Mooney, Columbia College Chicago (

    Undergraduate Research Session
    Valerie Hedquist, University of Montana (


    Amy Mickelson, St. Thomas University, St. Paul (

    Patricia Smith Scanlan, independent art historian, Chicago

    Omur Hamansah, University of Illinois, Chicago (

    Cheryl Bachand, DePaul University (

    Curt Hansman, DePaul University (

    Miguel Alvar deBaca, Lake Forest College (

    History of Photography
    David Travis, Columbia College Chicago/formerly Art Institute of Chicago (

    Islamic Art and Architecture
    Bilha Moor, Northwestern University (

    Italian Renaissance/Baroque
    Marilyn Dunn, Loyola University, Chicago (

    Latin American and Pre-Columbian
    Ellen Taylor Baird, University of Illinois, Chicago (

    Susan Solway, DePaul University (

    Nineteenth-Century Art
    Christine Bentley, Missouri Southern State University

    Northern Renaissance
    Ann M. Roberts, Lake Forest College (

    Prints and Drawings
    Suzanne Karr Schmidt, Art Institute of Chicago (

    Recent Acquisitions in Midwest Collections Jonathan Canning, Loyola University Museum of Art (

    Technology and Digital Media
    Catherine Zurybida, DePaul University (

    Twentieth-Century Art
    William B. Sieger, Northeastern Illinois University (
  • Nightscape 2050 Travelling Exhibition | Singapore

    Singapore | Dates: 24 Oct – 21 Nov, 2015
    In celebration of the International Year of Light in 2015 and the practice's 25th anniversary, Lighting Planners Associates (LPA) is putting up an ambitious show Nightscape 2050, with the exhibition travelling from Berlin to Singapore and then to Hong Kong and Tokyo, from August 2015 to June 2016. Nightscape 2050 is intended to be one of its kind for Light and Lighting, in which visions of the future of lighting and the way LPA imagines to use this light are shared with the visitors. Nightscape 2050 will be shown at National Design Centre in Singapore from 24 October to 21 November 2015. The presentation will feature an experiential projection installation Light Pavilion, a timeline exhibition on the Evolution of Singapore's Nightscape - from 1800 to 2050, video installation Learning from Masters, children's activity Lighting Detectives Jr Workshop, public talks at the Atrium, as well as the launch of a monograph LPA 1990–2015 Tide of Architectural Lighting, documenting 101 hand-picked works by LPA over 25 years.
  • George W. Maher: Walk & Talk

    Hinsdale | Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2015
    Tour of the Coffeen House, Hinsdale, IL followed by walking tour.
  • The Landmarks of New York - An Illustrated Record of the City's Historic Buildings

    Brooklyn | Dates: 21 Oct, 2015 – 26 Feb, 2016
    The Landmarks of New York - An Illustrated Record of the City's Historic Buildings is an exhibition of 90 selected photographs of some of New York’s landmarks. The exhibition compliments The Landmarks of New York, Fifth Edition: An Illustrated Record of the City’s Historic Buildings, published in 2011. The exhibition created and organized by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, author, television host and producer, preservationist, and civic activist. Dr. Spielvogel is chairperson of the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center, vice-chair of the New York State Council on the Arts, and director of the Trust for the National Mall. She was he first director of the Office of Cultural Affairs of New York City and the longest-serving commissioner of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The 90 buildings featured in the exhibition include such architectural icons as the Woolworth Building, Rockefeller Center,the Brooklyn Bridge, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as well as less familiar works such as the Rockefeller Guest House on East 52nd Street; the Historic Street Lamppost on Sutton Place at East 58th Street; and the Little Red Lighthouse in Fort Washington Park. The exhibit is currently on display at the Conrad B. Duberstein U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse, located at 271 Cadman Plaza East, 2nd Floor Atrium, Brooklyn, NY. The exhibit can be viewed from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday until Friday, February 26, 2016. On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance in collaboration with the Eastern District of New York U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. General Services Administration will hold a viewing of the exhibit, panel discussion and reception entitled "Preserving our Architectural History: The Business Case for Landmarks Preservation", from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. The program will be moderated by Frank Sanchis, III, Director of United States Programs at the World Monument Fund. Panelists include, Vishaan Chakrabarti, Assosiate Professor, Columbia University and Partner ShoP Architects, Gregory Dietrich, Preservation Consultant and Author of A Proven Success: How the NYC Landmarks Law and Process Benefit the City, Joseph G. Rose, President, Rose Urban Strategies and former Chair, City Planning Commission, Beth Savage, Historic Buildings and Preservation Manager, U.S. General Services Administration and William M. Singer, Chief Plan Examiner, Borough of Brooklyn, NYC Department of Buildings, former Partner, Gruzen Samton Architects. To RSVP for the event, please RSVP to: The invitation is non-transferable and space is limited. All Guests will be required to pass through security checkpoints.
  • Shifting Cities: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century, 12-14 November 2015, Rutgers University

    New Brunswick | Dates: 12 – 14 Nov, 2015
    The Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) at Rutgers University is pleased to announce the international conference, SHIFTING CITIES: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century, to be held in New Brunswick, NJ from 12-14 November 2015. This international conference will examine the phenomenon of shifting populations and their connections to urban heritage. Keynote speakers include Ishmael Beah, the award-winning author and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and Jyoti Hosagrahar, UNESCO Chair Professor in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore and Director of Sustainable Urbanism International at Columbia University and Bangalore, India. The conference will include roundtable discussions, exhibitions, documentary film screenings, and musical performances. All events are free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit the conference website:
  • Sullivan and Cass Gilbert in Owatonna and Faribault, MN

    Saint Paul | Dates: 17 – 17 Oct, 2015
    Day-long tour/workshop with Cass Gilbert Society to visit Sullivan's National Farmers Bank (1907-1908)in Owatonna and a group of buildings by Cass Gilbert and Clarence Johnston from the 1910s and 1920s at Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Faribault. Tour will be led by Marjorie Pearson and Tom Blanck. Leave from parking lot at Portland and St. Albans, St. Paul, 8 a.m., return by 4 p.m. Cost $35. Register by Oct. 12.
  • Dumbarton Oaks--Frontiers in Urban Landscape Research

    Washington DC | Dates: 20 – 20 Nov, 2015
    Garden and Landscape Studies/Mellon Program in Urban Landscape Studies Graduate Workshop A limited number of spaces will be available to scholars, professionals, and students working in the field of urban landscape. To register, email a brief biography to As part of a new program in urban landscape studies at Dumbarton Oaks funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, doctoral candidates in advanced stages of writing dissertations on topics in the history and design of urban landscapes have been invited to share selected aspects of their work with each other and with senior designers and scholars in the field. This colloquium is an opportunity to bring together early-career scholars pursuing cross-disciplinary work and shaping new approaches to the urban environment. It is intended to generate greater awareness of the urban humanities, while helping an emerging generation of scholars advance their work across a range of relevant fields.
  • CFP - International Conference Genius Loci: Places and Meanings

    Porto | Dates: 03 Oct – 30 Nov, 2015
    The Department of Heritage Science and Techniques (DCTP) at the Faculty of Arts, University of Porto, invites all interested parties to submit papers for the International Conference to be held in Porto (FLUP) on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of April 2016, under the title: GENIUS LOCI: places and meanings The aim of this event is to celebrate the first two decades of the DCTP. During this time it has provided specialized teaching, research and action in heritage, essentially characterized by a deep feeling for the land, sociocultural engagement and a broad, multidisciplinary scientific approach; all qualities of the Department’s first patron, Carlos Alberto Ferreira de Almeida, who passed away soon after its formation. His ongoing search for a prospective polysemic reading of territory and of becoming was kaleidoscopic in its scope, and in memory of the unique pedagogical and scientific legacy that he gave us, we wish to discuss recent advances and innovative directions in the areas of research that he developed most. Therefore, this call for papers requests that any proposed contributions should fall within one of the following themed sections: 1 – Military architecture 2 – Sacred spaces 3 – Heritage Management 4 – Images and contexts 5 – Transitional worlds 6 – Vernacular: expressions and representations 7 – Roads, landscape and territory SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS EMAIL: Abstracts must not exceed the maximum limit of 300 words. Abstracts are to be submitted via the address Abstracts must include the following: •Full name •Presentation title indicating the respective section •Affiliation •Contacts •Email •Brief biography and CV (100-150 words) Full papers will be subjected to peer review and published in a special [digital] edition of the Faculty of Arts’ Heritage Science and Techniques journal. For more information please visit:
  • A Conversation with Teddy Cruz

    Chicago | Dates: 27 – 27 Oct, 2015
    Teddy Cruz is a Rome Prize-winning architect who uses the Tijuana-San Diego border as a laboratory to re-think global dynamics, including issues such as hospitality, immigration, and the expanded gap between wealth and poverty.
    Architectural historian Dianne Harris (Dean of the College of Humanities, University of Utah) will talk with Teddy Cruz about how he uses his architectural work to confront social issues. 
    More on Teddy Cruz

    Teddy Cruz received the prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture in 1991 and in 1997 received a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. In 2005, he was the first recipient of the James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City Prize, by the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the London School of Economics. 

    In 2008, he was selected to represent the United States in the Venice Architecture Biennial, and was part of the important exhibition Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2010. 

    In 2011, he was a recipient of the Ford Foundation Visionaries Award, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture by French Cité de l'Architecture and was named one of the 50 Most Influential Designers in America by Fast Company Magazine.

    Teddy Cruz is currently a professor in public culture and urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego, and the co-founder of the Center for Urban Ecologies.
  • IASTE 2016 Conference: “Legitimating Tradition”

    Kuwait City | Dates: 17 – 20 Dec, 2016
    “Legitimating Tradition” is the theme of the 15th conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) to be held in Kuwait City, Kuwait from December 17-20, 2016. Scholars from relevant disciplines are invited to submit a 500-word abstract and short biography by February 15, 2016.
  • Postmodern Architecture: Preservation's New Frontier

    Chicago | Dates: 03 – 03 Oct, 2015
    Postmodern architecture presents a new frontier in landmark preservation. While the preservation of postwar modern architecture is already well-established, postmodern buildings, landscapes, and interiors have only recently become eligible for landmarks protection in certain cities nationwide. Using the postmodern architecture of Chicago as a case study, this panel highlights and celebrates some of the notable projects from this period. It also explores the evolving concepts and issues about the presentation and interpretation of history and context in urban architecture. This event is a part of an ongoing program on postmodern design preservation by Metropolis magazine. 

    Moderated by Paul Makovsky, Editorial & Brand Director, Metropolis

    Stanley Tigerman, architect, educator, and partner of Tigerman/McCurry Architects
    Cynthia Weese, architect and founding partner of Weese Langley Weese
    Edward Keegan, architect and writer of Chicago's cityscape
    Bonnie McDonald, president of Landmark Illinois
    Stewart Hicks, architect and partner of Design With Company
    This Chicago Architectural Biennial program is presented by Metropolis magazine in collaboration with AIA Chicago.
  • New Professorships in Buddhist Studies

    Dates: 01 Oct, 2015 – 20 Jan, 2016
    Applications for New Professorships in Buddhist Studies are now available online at New in 2015-16, these multi-year grants will support teaching positions at colleges and universities worldwide seeking to establish or expand their programs in Buddhist studies. The deadline for this competition is January 20, 2016. More information is available on the ACLS website at The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies has just launched its Facebook page at Visit the page to learn about all our programs and fellows, and to interact with our network of scholars.
  • Call for Papers: Dwellings: Charles Simonds and 1970s New York

    New York | Dates: 30 Sep – 15 Dec, 2015
    In conjunction with its spring exhibition of the work of Charles Simonds, the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University announces a call for papers for a symposium to take place on Saturday, April 2, 2016. "Dwellings: Charles Simonds and 1970s New York" will use Simonds’s work and its original context in downtown New York as a point of departure for addressing alternate histories and methodologies in the study of the art of the recent past. As the 1970s crystallizes into a historical period, certain episodes are privileged while others fail to be written into art history. This symposium will reinstate a key figure as it seeks to offer new narratives in the history of art. Proposals are sought from academics, professionals, and students alike. Interdisciplinary papers and those from related fields (i.e. literature, anthropology, and history) are very welcome.Topics may relate broadly to a variety of aspects of Simonds’s work from the 1970s to today, as well as the reception and study of it, and may include: - The work of Charles Simonds and his peers - Historicization and canonization in art history - Exhibition history and art historiography - Socially engaged practice - The legacy of Minimalism and Post-Minimalism - Representation and narrative - Craft and the artist’s hand - Architecture and urbanism - Anthropology as artist’s material - Feminism and gender - Land art, geology, and topography - Notions of time - Myth and myth-making, religion, and sacred spaces. Applicants are asked to submit a CV and an abstract of 500 words to Submissions are due December 15, 2015.
  • Radical Conservatism: Classical Vocabulary, New Form

    Chicago | Dates: 04 – 04 Oct, 2015
    Over the last one hundred years there has grown up a belief among many architects that the modern era requires a new architectural language.  Proponents of this point of view have written architectural histories that would have us believe that the mainstream of modernism moves from one avant garde, or radical new movement, to another, for example from the so-called Chicago School and Frank Lloyd Wright to Le Corbusier, Gropius and Mies.  This idea is no more logical than believing that to write modern fiction English is inadequate and some new language is necessary.  This panel will examine a number of architects who believed that they could create dramatic new forms within the classical language.

    Moderated by Robert Bruegmann

    Jane Lepauw holds a B.A. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, studied at the Sorbonne, and co-founded with Didier Lepauw, the Benjamin Marshall Society in 2002. Her father an architect, her mother an interior designer and realtor, her interest  in architecture became a passion while living in Paris for 22 years where she landed as a reporter sent by the CBS Television affiliate in Miami. After becoming involved with the Japanese Embassy in Paris under the auspices of His Honor, Hisashi Owada, presently judge on the International Court of the Hague, she began giving lectures on Japonism: The Influence of Japanese Art and Culture on French Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the music of the period. She is extremely proud to bring Benjamin Marshall back to the forefront of Chicago consciousness and dialogue.

    Robert Bruegmann is a historian and critic of architecture, landscape, preservation, urban development and the built environment, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of numerous books and articles including the award-winning volume The Architects and the City:  Holabird & Roche of Chicago 1880-1918, published by the University of Chicago Press, 1997, the controversial Sprawl:  A Compact History published by the University of Chicago Press in 2005 and, most recently, The Architecture of Harry Weese, published by W. W. Norton in 2010.  He is also a frequent lecturer, contributor to magazines and blogs and guest on radio and television shows.

    Stuart Cohen holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Cornell University. 
    Cohen’s work and the work of his firm has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving awards for design excellence from Progressive Architecture magazine, Interiors magazine, the American Institute of Architects and the American Wood Council. One of twenty architects chosen to represent the United States at the 1980 Venice Biennale, he is a partner in Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC, an educator, lecturer and author of four books on Chicago’s historic residential architecture, including Transforming the Traditional: The Work of Cohen and Hacker Architects, North Shore Chicago Houses of the Lakefront Suburbs:1890-1940, Great Houses of Chicago:1871-1921 and most recently Inventing the New American House: Howard Van Doren Shaw, Architect.

    John Zukowsky was Curator of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago, 1978-2004. There, he organized award-winning exhibitions and books on architecture and design. John has a PHD from Binghamton University and is a recipient of awards and honors from the American Institute of Architects, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the republics of Austria and France. He has held executive positions within museums in Ohio, Chicago and New York. He was commissioned 2013 by the Benjamin Marshall Society to organize a  monograph on that architect, and his latest book published in 2015 is Why On Earth Would Anyone Build That? Modern Architecture Explained.

    Paul Florian graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1973, after which he studied in London 1975-78 at the Architectural Association, and then earned his MA at the University of Illinois in Chicago 1981-82. He has practiced in Chicago since 1983, his current firm Florian Architects established 1991. He was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and his buildings earning him numerous design awards, local and national.  Paul has taught and reviewed design at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Yale University.
  • CFP: View, Issue 12: Capitalist Realism

    Dates: 29 Sep, 2015 – 15 Jan, 2016
    In May 1989, Polish poet and writer Agnieszka Osiecka wrote a scathing satirical article about the new social class that had emerged as a result of the introduction of the free market in Poland. In her piece, Osiecka derisively dubbed this developing class “wydeo,” a play on “wideo,”—the polonized version of the English word “video”—where Osiecka purposely replaced the “i” with a “y” meant to mark the group’splebeian character, as well as its lack of knowledge about the western culture it tended to embrace. Contrary to the intelligentsia, whose ethos was expressed through language and literature, wydeo was “a colorful and ubiquitous pack, […] made up of the first owners—and compulsive consumers—of VCRs,” Osiecka wrote. The new class, consisting mainly of small business owners, was ironically described by Osiecka as a group of people whose lives revolved around images. Members of wydeo consumed visual representations, carefully studied and imitated Western popular images, and—being a “colorful pack”—were a picturesque sight themselves. In Osiecka's opinion, the low quality of the images the group consumed—“the head of the family is watching a spy movie, his wife—an Australian melodrama, the offspring—Rambo”—didn’t bode well for their future group identity.

    Osiecka's classist and iconoclastic account was published a couple of weeks before the first partially free elections in Poland. However, images like the ones described by the poet had been circulating since the mid 1980s at least. VCRs, satellite dishes, VHS tapes with Western films and TV shows, and illustrated magazines had found their way into Eastern European households thanks to the relaxation of custom and border laws, which allowed for both people and images to travel. Both in the 1980s and 1990s, images and visual media were not merely symptoms of change, but active agents in and of themselves. In the context of Eastern Europe, these visual agents of change can be defined as “capitalist realism,” a predominantly visual style visible in vernacular and artistic representations, mainstream media, popular culture, and public spaces, and one which shapes, projects, naturalizes and justifies neoliberal practices and values wherever such images circulate.

    In the twelfth issue of "View," we'd like to invite contributions devoted to the images and narratives of “capitalist realism.” What were the mechanisms of their functioning, their circulation and assimilation in Eastern Europe before and after 1989? What were the differences between local and global “caprealist” images? What were the differences in the transformation of visual culture across the Eastern bloc? How were images employed to produce economic value? What kind of values and models of subjectivity were promoted and what were the mechanisms of representing and producing an ideal neoliberal subject through visual means? What tactics were employed by artists and other subjects in order to oppose the commodification of visual culture? Is it possible to reconstruct a history of countervisual practices in the transitioning Eastern bloc?

    Deadline for submitted articles: January 15th, 2016.

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