Recent Opportunities

  • 8th Summer School of Architecture Bač 2017

    Bač | Dates: 16 Jun – 01 Jul, 2017
    Bač, Vojvodina, Serbia, July 30 - August 5, 2017
    Deadline: Jul 1, 2017

    8th Summer School of Architecture Bač 2017
    Vojvodina, Serbia


    July 30th - August 05th 2017

    Registration deadline: July 1st 2017

    Official language: English

    Organizers Grupa arhitekata (Belgrade, Serbia) and rese arch (Pieštany,
    Slovakia) | Support Slovak Arts Council

    The program is encouraging multidisciplinary international
    collaboration, dealing with the issues of implementation and monitoring
    of projects of heritage protection within the local, regional, and
    European framework.

    The Summer School will take place from Sunday, July 30th, and last
    until August 5th 2017. The workdays are beginning at 10:00 AM lasting
    until 07:00 PM (including 1-hour lunch break). The program of the
    School is divided into two modules. The modules are focusing on a
    variety of architecture and monuments of Vojvodina – the adobe and
    rammed earth housing and the historical structures.

    This module will begin on 30th of July and will last for three days.
    The aim of the workshop is to introduce Arches platform for cultural
    heritage inventory and management, with the setup and testing of the
    HIP application. The participants will collect data on site, discuss
    and develop data sheets, practice the entry into the platform and test
    the potential upgrades of the application.

    This module will begin on 2nd of August and will last for three days.
    The module consists of theoretical part, which includes: Introduction
    of 3d-scanning using photogrammetry, explanation of the complete
    workflow from taking photos and processing to final analysis of meshes
    and creation of sections and floor plans. The practical part includes
    the following: taking the photos and measurements – explanation of
    technique and camera settings on a practical example, processing of
    photos – creation of 3d data (point clouds, triangular meshes and
    textures) using Agisoft Photoscan; scaling and alignment of 3d data
    using Cloud Compare; creating floorplans, sections and elevations using
    Rhino; practicing 3d scanning and 3d data processing on real-world
    examples with guidance.

    Tutors: Ing.arch. Ivan Málek, Pixelated Vertex, Ing. Ivan Vukdragovi?,
    Dipl. Ing. Arch. Dragana Petrovi?, Grupa arhitekata; Dipl. Ing. Arch.
    Jelica Jovanovi?, Grupa arhitekata; Mag. Arch. Jan Pernecky, rese arch

    A detailed certificate will be provided by the organizer for obtaining
    ECTS credits.

    We are inviting international participants: professionals and students
    of architecture, technology, civil engineering, sustainable building,
    building physics, architectural conservation and art history, as well
    as the enthusiasts.

    The school is subsidized, so the registration fee is 50 EUR for the
    entire school, or 25 EUR per module and includes costs of tuition
    (workshops +lectures), working material and boarding (three meals per
    day + accommodation). We provide accommodation in near-by boarding
    house (mostly dormitory-style).

    Fees do not include travel costs.

    Given the hands-on character of the Summer School, it is mandatory to
    bring your own laptop. Internet connection will be provided by the
    organizer. The installation of required (free) software will be
    communicated in a timely manner.

    Your application should include:
    – submitting the application form (
    – a short CV (2 pages maximum).

    Exchanging the subsidy for money is not possible.

    Please e-mail your application documents to (

    Deadline for applications is July 1st 2017.


  • CFP: Créer à plusieurs? Collaborations littéraires, artistiques et scientifiques au Grand Siècle

    Princeton | Dates: 10 – 12 May, 2018
    XVe Colloque du CIR 17 – Centre International de Rencontres sur le XVIIe siècle (
  • Announcement: NCSA Article Prize and Emerging Scholars Award, July 1 submission deadline

    Dates: 11 Jun – 01 Jul, 2017
    The NCSA (Nineteenth Century Studies Association) Article Prize and Emerging Scholars Award July 1st submission deadline is approaching. Information can be found below and on the NCSA website.

    The 2018 Article Prize recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline on any aspect of the long 19th century. The winner will receive $500, presented at the Annual NCSA Conference in 2018. Entries can be from any discipline and must be published in English or with an English translation; interdisciplinary essays are especially encouraged. Articles that appeared in print in a journal or edited collection between 7/1/16 and 6/30/17 are eligible; if the work appeared within those dates it is also eligible even if the date of publication is noted differently. Deadline: July 1, 2017. Send a PDF file or link, including the publication’s name/volume/date, to the committee chair, Dr. Laura White, at All submissions will be acknowledged; queries should be addressed to Dr. White at the same address. Further information is available at

    The 2018 Emerging Scholars Award: The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in nineteenth century studies. In recognition of the excellent publications of this constituency of emerging scholars, this award recognizes an outstanding article or essay published within six years of the author’s doctorate or other terminal professional degree. Entrants must have less than seven years of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree independent scholar or practicing professional. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the annual NCSA Conference in 2018. Applicants are encouraged to attend the conference at which the prize will be awarded. Entries can be from any discipline and may focus on any aspect of the long nineteenth century (the French Revolution to World War I), must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. Submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged. Articles that appeared in print in a journal or edited collection between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 are eligible for the 2018 Emerging Scholar Award; if the date of publication does not fall within that span but the work appeared between those dates, then it is eligible. Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be "in print" and are thus eligible. Send a PDF of electronically published articles/essays to the committee chair, Professor Caroline McCracken-Flesher, at Address all questions to Dr. Caroline McCracken-Flesher at the same email address. Please note that applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility.

    Articles submitted to the NCSA Article Prize competition are ineligible for the Emerging Scholars Award; one entry per scholar is allowed annually.
  • CFP: Early Modern Intermediality

    Palo Alto | Dates: 10 Jun – 15 Jul, 2017
    Stanford University, 2-3 March 2018

    This conference will broach the theme of “intermediality” in early modern art (c. 1400-1650). This neologism is absent from the early modern lexicon (as is “medium”). However, we are concerned with how communication across media became a newly self-conscious condition of art making, a means of expression and exchange.

    From the fifteenth century on, the diversification of media and growing dialectic between modalities of art making catalyzed theorization of media. Successive themes included disegno vs. colore, the paragone, the bel composto, and others. Central to these theorizations was the role of disegno (“drawing”/”design”). By the mid-sixteenth century, Italian theorists upheld disegno as the parent of all the arts, and both the concept and practice subsumed all artistic creation into a single faculty. 

    It is our aim to consider the medial consequences of this mindset. Key is the influence that the expanded role of preparatory drawings (in varying materials) across the arts. Yet, drawing was not the only medium. Clay and wax sketches were used by painters, sculptors, and architects in the design process, and prints were pervasive brokers of intermedial thinking.  Revisions in thought provoked by one medium also might promote new resolutions in another. As each iteration of an idea brought with it the implications of the substance in which that idea had been formerly assayed, one outcome might be a “transferred materiality” in which the properties of one material or medium were transferred to another (e.g. to carve marble as though it were wax); or a “discursive mediality” in which artists put one medium in dialogue with another. The graduation of the idea through material metamorphosis might also imply a supramaterial medium (e.g. an “architecture of light,” or changeling substance) or even a fusion into new chimerical categories.
    We seek papers across early modern art production in Europe and the Americas, whether in painting, sculpture, architecture, drawing, print, or textile. We are also interested to hear discussions of figures whose own production was intermedial or anti-intermedial; investigations of those moments in art theoretical literature where the intermedial is addressed; and especially those artworks in which artists visibly confronted the issue. Finally, we are eager to hear the voices of people who challenge this position, whether the argument or its periodization.

    The conference proceedings will be published. All travel expenses, accommodation, and meals will be provided.
    Please send abstracts of 250 words and a CV, by July 15, 2017, jointly to the below email addresses:
    Fabio Barry, Stanford University 
    Evonne Levy, University of Toronto
  • Call for Papers: Joelho - Journal of Architectural Culture. Issue 8: Ideas and Practices for the European City

    Dates: 10 Jun – 04 Sep, 2017
    Call for Papers

    Joelho - Journal of Architectural Culture
    Issue 8: Ideas and Practices for the European City
    Guest Editors: José António Bandeirinha, Luís Miguel Correia, Nelson Mota

    Over the last century, the concept of the European City as a repository of collective memory and a shared cultural heritage has lost momentum. Likewise, the architectural “project” of the city, as Pier Vittorio Aureli calls it, has been challenged. The role of the architect and the agency of the architectural discipline in the transformation of the built environment changed dramatically. This issue of Joelho aims at mapping and discussing this transformation. Using a pars pro toto approach, we want to produce a critical cross-section of ideas and practices for the European City developed since 1914. We invite scholarly contributions that discuss how architects and the architecture discipline contributed to the production and reproduction of approaches to the (re-) definition of the identity of the European city. The articles submitted should be focused on case studies of urban projects or strategies with potential to promote urban transformation. We welcome historiographical accounts of cases supported by original research as well as critical reviews of contemporary ideas and practices.
    Authors of full articles (4000 words max., including notes and bibliography) are requested to submit their contributions to the editors ( before 4 September, 2017. The papers submitted should include an abstract (300 words max.) and be prepared according to the APA (author-date system) style guidelines. All the submissions will be initially reviewed by the guest editors, who will then select a limited number of papers to go through a double blind peer-review process.
    Joelho 8 will be published in December 2017.
    The full call for papers is available here:
    The papers should be submitted here:
    Previous issues of Joelho are available here:
  • CFP: Journal of Architectural Education 72:1 'a/to project'

    Dates: 02 Jun – 01 Aug, 2017
    Call For Submission:
    Journal of Architectural Education,
    72:1 'a/to project'

    Please note, this issue is not accepting Scholarship of Design.

    Deadline:  August 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

    ?World of particular secret affinities: palm tree and feather duster, hairdryer and Venus de Milo, champagne bottles, prostheses, and letter-writing manuals?
    Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project

    To have an ?idea,? architects have long experienced, consists of embarking on the adventurous project of letting it emerge through a mode of production that simultaneously entails forms of theorizing practice and practicing theory. Often the possession of an idea is contested by the reality of encountering it, anew, in the unfolding of a project. Giovanni Battista Piranesi?s Carceri etchings, Zaha Hadid?s The Peak calligraphic drawings, Achim Menges? FAZ Pavilion biomimetic studies, all portray a body of knowledge where the project becomes the very same search and discovery of a and another project. In a state of remaining open but defined, speculative but mnemonic, infinite but confined, projects are tools for thinking before they transcend into other languages. For many reasons, however, the ?stuff? that generates the full life of a project is often undisclosed. Drawings, models, startling encounters and discoveries, failed experiments and changes of course, the matter tha!
    t matters to the signification of a project seems to play a secondary role when the final project is disclosed.

    What artifacts and actions have designers explored to discover their projects? Normative drawings and models that are scaled versions of the proposed exist. But what else is there? A series of digitally fabricated plaster casts? A prototypical detail? A registration of material weathering? A production workflow? The ostensibly fleeting nature of everything that surrounds and constructs the evolution of an idea into a building or product comprises the projection of a project, and thus, before a project becomes a noun, it is a verb: to project. This forms a constellation of practical and theoretical actions that perform in all kinds of directions, intentions and encounters. With all its contradictions, mistakes and unforeseen outcomes, the full life of a project includes an architectural story that is rarely told. Therefore, making visible the materiality of an entire project suggests a valuable tool for learning. To project is to go beyond a surface or an edge and it is withi!
    n this intrinsically transgressive nature that projects are not just things, but active places for discovery.

    The Journal of Architectural Education Issue 72:1 seeks Design as Scholarship and Micro-Narratives that critically examine and expose the project and projection of architecture as a tool for thinking. This may include work that engages with experimental forms of projection, processes of material and speculative translations, drawings and artifacts that consciously make a project, as well as unexpected instances and narratives that disrupt a project towards other explorations. Submissions may also include projects of projects, and projecting and projectable works that intersect the practice of architecture, pedagogical methodologies and critical demonstrations of what may constitute an architectural project. This call seeks to uncover the side of architectural projects that is always there, but rarely seen.

    Please note, this issue is not accepting scholarship of design.

    Please review the Author Guide<> prior to submitting your manuscript at:

    For further details, see:
  • CFP: Gentrification and Heritage Conservation (Change Over Time | Fall 2018)

    Dates: 02 Jun – 01 Jul, 2017

    Gentrification and Heritage Conservation | Fall 2018

    Guest Editors: Caroline Cheong and Kecia Fong

    The term gentrification is used to describe both a process and outcome of physical, socioeconomic, and demographic neighborhood change. Its association with the displacement of low-income households by wealthier ones has overshadowed more nuanced understandings of the relationship between the historic built environment, conservation, and gentrification. This issue seeks to address this under-examined intersection. According to Rose (2001), neighborhoods with a high likelihood for gentrifying exhibit five key attributes: 1) a high percentage of renters; 2) easy access to the central business district; 3) location within a region of increasing metropolitan density; 4) high architectural value; and 5) relatively low housing values. In this schema, urban conservation is commonly considered to be a precursor to gentrification, particularly in distressed historic areas (Smith 1998; Glaser 2010).

    Gentrification drivers span from market trends to government-sponsored initiatives. In a market-led context, undervalued historic neighborhoods contain desirable attributes for incoming households, not least of which is the sense of place and continuity inherent within the historic built environment. In public scenarios, governments explicitly target historic neighborhoods for regeneration. In nearly all cases, existing, usually low or middle income households, face potential displacement. While gentrification has received ample scholarly attention, its occurrence in historic areas – and its interaction with heritage – is less thoroughly documented. This issue interrogates the relationship, past and present, between gentrification and heritage conservation. It does so by exploring questions related to heritage conservation in changing neighborhoods such as: Are historic neighborhoods necessarily targets for gentrification? What are the challenges and opportunities facing these areas, or those that are presently or have already undergone such processes? What other, more inclusive scenarios exist wherein urban conservation serves as a vehicle for neighborhood preservation? How can historians, conservation professionals, planners, and others allow for the concomitant retention of heritage and regeneration values? What variables are required in negotiating this balance? Who are the primary stakeholders and what roles do they play in the process of neighborhood change?

    We welcome contributions from US and international contexts on a range of topics: researching and documenting place-based gentrification in historic contexts; exploring rural, urban, and suburban gentrification and conservation dynamics; equity issues related to changing historic areas; and solutions for managing neighborhood change in historic areas. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, case studies, theoretical explorations, and evaluations of current practices or policy programs.

    Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 1 July 2017. Authors will be notified of provisional paper acceptance by 10 July 2017. Final manuscript submissions will be due early November 2017.

  • Art Association of Australia and New Zealand 2017 Conference

    Perth | Dates: 06 – 08 Dec, 2017

    AAANZ 2017 Conference

    Art and its Directions

    The University of Western Australia

    Perth, 6-8 December 2017

    In 2017 the AAANZ Conference will be taking place in Perth, Western Australia.

    The Conference Committee look forward to presenting an engaging program of events at the The University of Western Australia from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 December.

    Registration will open on 4 August and close 26 November.

    Further information about the keynote speakers and the conference program will be released shortly.


    Please address all correspondence to the Conference Administrator, Vyonne Walker,

    Please make sure you are subscribed to the AAANZ mailing list to be notified of further conference updates.


    This year’s conference theme Art and its Directions is broadly conceived against the backdrop of debates relating to national sovereignty and globalisation. Rather than purely a focus on politically based art in this context, we turn to the question of directions in art, where directions refer both to geography and chronology. The aim is to investigate artistic production and exchange in relation to the geographical, conceptual and imaginative relationships between north, south, east and west, so as to encompass discussion of transnational and global art histories; and the binaries of centre and periphery, modern and traditional. The theme takes account of the conference location in Western Australia – ranging from perceptions of the west to its distinct collections, and history.

    There is also focus upon how art objects and art practices exist in different spatial and temporal contexts. This may include discussion of the mobility of objects and the materials of art, and of curatorial practices relating to the display of works of art.

    Convenors of panel sessions might consider subject areas such as:

    • The theorising of geographies in relation to art
    • Art and the changing history of place
    • Landscapes, travel and the sensory dimension of place
    • Heritage, nostalgia and anachronism in art
    • Contemporary curatorial practice and its global aspects
    • Indigenous art and cultural objects in their original settings and in the museum
    • The legacy of colonialism in historical and contemporary art practice
    • Emigré and refugee artists, and cross-cultural exchange
    • Representations of the cosmos, and the mapping of sea and land in Aboriginal art
    • Aboriginal rock art and cross-cultural encounters
    • Art and cartography, navigation, travel and trade
    • The translocation of art through commercial forces and war
    • The mobility of images in the digital age, including the role of photography
    • The space of the studio and its relation to the outer world

    The Call for Sessions is now open – see this page for full details. Deadline COB 29th May 2017 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

    AAANZ 2017 Conference Committee

    Amy Barrett-Lennard – Director, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

    Emily Brink  – Assistant Professor, School of Design, UWA,

    Robert Cook –  Curator of Contemporary Design and International Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia

    Andrew Lynch – Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions; Professor, English and Cultural Studies, UWA

    Kit Messham-Muir – Associate Professor, School of Design and Art, Curtin University

    Sally Quin – Chair of the Conference Committee; Curator, the University of Western Australia Art Collection

    Vanessa Russ  – Associate Director, Berndt Museum, UWA

    Ted Snell – Chief Cultural Officer, Cultural Precinct, UWA

    Paul Uhlmann – Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University

    Vyonne Walker – Conference Administrator

  • On the Wright Trail

    Racine | Dates: 02 Jun – 31 Dec, 2017

    SC Johnson announced today the opening of a new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition which includes examples of Wright's architecture and furniture. It also includes 26 miniature scale models of some of the architect's greatest designs.

    The new exhibit, titled On the Wright Trail, is the latest installment in The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright. It is located in the company's Fortaleza Hall at its corporate headquarters in Racine.

    "SC Johnson is proud of its Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture," said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, SC Johnson. "In celebration of Wright's birth in Wisconsin 150 years ago, we are thrilled to offer visitors of On the Wright Trail a unique opportunity to study the architect's design practice across different areas, media and time."

    The exhibition coincides with the state's observances of Wright's birthday and covers almost the entirety of the state's Frank Lloyd Wright Trail—from both his youthful and mature experiments in and around Spring Green to groundbreaking homes in Milwaukee. The miniature design models were crafted by retired Janesville architectural draftsman, Ron Olsen.

    The public can view the new exhibition as part of the company's campus tour, offered free of charge Thursday through Sunday. The tour is 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration and includes the SC Johnson Administration Building and the 15-story Research Tower, as well as the Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall (which includes The Gallery, the Timeline Tunnel and The Lily Pad gift shop). Tour reservations are required and can be made by visiting

    The Exhibition was organized by SC Johnson in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona. On the Wright Trail was curated by Brandon Ruud, Abert Family Curator of American Arts at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

    Continuing the company's commitment to inspired architecture, this fall SC Johnson will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The biennial is an international exhibition of contemporary architecture drawing participants from more than 30 countries and will take place from Sept. 16 – Dec. 31.

    To learn more about SC Johnson's free public tours of its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, click here.

    About SC Johnson
    SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 131-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.

  • Call for Application: M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2018

    Dates: 01 Jun – 17 Jul, 2017
    On behalf of M+, the new museum for visual culture within the West Kowloon Cultural District of Hong Kong, we are excited to share with you that our fourth annual fellowship with Design Trust is now open for application.

    The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2018 programme aims to support an original research project investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Pearl River Delta region, and between the region and other parts of the world. Applicants should engage in advanced historical research on either a single discipline, such as architecture, graphic design, industrial design and urbanism, or cross-disciplinary developments, taking into consideration the region’s cultural, social, economic, and political milieus as well as its international and cross-cultural networks. The successful applicant will be attached to M+ for three to six months in 2018, conducting independent research, preferably on a full-time basis.

    The Fellowship is open for application until 24 July 2017. Applications are welcome from individuals of all nationalities whose areas of research are in design, architecture, or a related field. Applicants should either hold a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline or an undergraduate degree with minimum three years relevant professional work or academic research experience.

    The selected fellow will be provided a lump-sum stipend of up to HKD 40,000 per month during the fellowship. An overseas fellow may request a one-time travel subsidy of up to HKD 10,000, covering the cost of transportation to and from Hong Kong.
  • Call for Nominations: CHASS 2017 Australia Prizes

    Dates: 25 May – 30 Jun, 2017
    Call for Nominations: CHASS 2017 Australia Prizes
    Deadline: 30 June 2017

    The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) invites nominations for their 2017 Australia Prizes.

    The annual CHASS Australia Prizes are a great opportunity for the sector to showcase the excellent work being done in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) in Australia.

    Kindly note nominations are currently open for four categories:

     *   Book: non-fiction ? cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge >> 2017 CHASS Australia Book Prize<>
     *   Distinctive Work: an artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution to Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences policy ? cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge >> 2017 CHASS Australia Distinctive Work Prize<>
     *   Future Leader: an individual under 30 demonstrating leadership skills and potential in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences ? cash prize of $2,000 sponsored by Future Leaders >> 2017 CHASS Australia Future Leader Prize<>
     *   Student: an essay, project or performance in any Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences area ? $500 voucher sponsored by Co-Op >> 2017 CHASS Australia Student Prize<>

    Terms and conditions apply, please refer linked flyers above and the CHASS website<> for more information. Download the 2017 CHASS Australia Prizes ? Nominations Open<> flyer.

    Nominations are open from anyone regardless of their years of training/study in the field, as long as the nominated work fits within the specified criteria.

    Please note there is no nomination fee for any category, and self-nominations are welcome. Applications can be made online via the CHASS website<>.

    This year, the Australia Prizes will be awarded on 10 October in Melbourne. If you?re interested, there are photos from last year?s event on the CHASS Facebook page<> and more information about past winners is available at this link<>.

    Kindly note nominations will close at 5pm, 30 June 2017 and we strongly encourage applicants to apply early.
  • Visual Resources Association's 36th Annual Conference, 3/27/2018 - 3/30/2018

    Philadelphia | Dates: 24 May – 28 Jul, 2017
    The Visual Resources Association’s 36th Annual Conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Tuesday, March 27th, through Friday, March 30, 2018, in the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The theme for the Philadelphia conference is VRA 2018: Workshop of the World. Please mark your calendars.

    Proposals for case studies, papers, sessions, special interest/user groups, and workshops are now being solicited for the 2018 program. All proposals are welcome.
    Click here to access the conference proposal form.
    • A session is a maximum 90-minute moderated session with 3 to 4 speakers at 15 to 20 minutes each followed by a facilitated brief question and answer period.
    • A workshop is a 2, 3, or 4-hour workshop to develop skills and experience in the field of visual resources, preferably with hands-on activities.
    • A paper is an individual idea submission, which will be reviewed for possible grouping into a session. Your ideas, whether they come to us alone or in a group, are equally valued in the Board's proposal and selection process.
    • A special interest/user group is a 60-minute to 90-minute informal facilitated group discussion on topics related to a specific community within VRA.
    • A case study is detailed information about an individual, small group, or project, generally including the accounts of subjects themselves. Moderators are encouraged to submit proposals. Individual case study proposals will be reviewed for possible groupings similar to the session format.
    The quality of conference content depends upon YOUR ideas and contributions, so let those creative juices flow. Perusing some of the past conference schedules will show you the range of topics presented in previous years and may inspire your proposal. Use suggested topics compiled from post-conference survey responses (see below) or your imagination to propose ideas which expand our outlook. If there is an area of concern or interest that you feel has not been adequately addressed, participate in this process by submitting a proposal. Moderators may put out calls for presenters within a proposed topic before or after the submission of a proposal. The VRA Executive Board will be looking for articulate and concise submissions with lists of presenters, but single submissions without presenter lists are encouraged as well.

    Suggested topics:
    Changing roles and functions of Visual Resource Collections
    Coding (PHP, SQL, HTML5, etc.)
    Corporate Visual Resources careers
    DAM basics
    Data migration
    Digital collections platforms
    Digital Humanities theory
    Digital preservation
    Digital tools in the classrooms
    Engaging K-12
    Ethics in Visual Resources
    Excel tips and tricks
    Implementation case studies (Omeka, Shared Shelf, Luna)
    Information architecture
    Institutional repository management
    Library instruction
    Metadata and standards
    New technology
    Non-art related topics (archives and libraries)
    Non-Western art
    Publishing and scholarly communication
    Supervisory roles

    Questions about the proposal process and the various presentation formats included in the VRA Conference program can be directed to me at

    The proposal deadline is Friday, July 28th, 2017. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Jacob Esselstrom
    Vice President for Conference Program
    Visual Resources Association

    Curator, Visual Resources Collection
    Department of Art History
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    214 Elvehjem Building
    800 University Avenue
    Madison, WI 53706
    (608) 263-2288
  • Call for Nominations: SACRPH Awards Competition 2017

    Cleveland | Dates: 22 May – 15 Aug, 2017

    The Society for American City & Regional Planning History (SACRPH), an interdisciplinary society of scholars and planning practitioners, announces its biennial awards competition. The awards will be presented at SACRPH’s 17th National Conference on Planning History, to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, October 26-29, 2017. For more information, see

    Deadline to apply for Publication Prizes and Teaching Award: August 1, 2017

    Deadline to apply for Conference Paper Prize and Student Travel Awards: August 15, 2017

    (For work published between August 2015 and July 2017)

    Lewis Mumford Prize ($250)
    Best book on American city and regional planning history. Please send or direct your publisher to send three copies to the following addresses:

    Robert Fishman (Chair)
    Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
    2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069

    Brent D. Ryan
    Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
    Room 10-485, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge MA 02139.

    Lily Geismer
    5180 High Crest Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA. 90041

    Catherine Bauer Wurster Prize ($250)
    Best scholarly article on American city and regional planning history in any journal. Please send a PDF of your published article to Matthew Lasner:

    • Matthew Lasner, Hunter College, CUNY (Chair)
    • Anthony Raynsford, San Jose State University
    • Aaron Shkuda, Princeton University

    John Reps Prize ($250)
    Best master’s thesis and best doctoral dissertation in American city and regional planning history. Please submit one copy of your manuscript to each of the addresses below:

    Greg Hise (Chair)
    972 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Unit D 
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    David Sloane
    Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 313
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

    June Williamson
    39 Claremont Ave #103
    New York, NY 10027

    Journal of Planning History Prize ($100)
    Best article published in the Journal of Planning History. Authors do not need to submit copies. All articles published between August 2015 and May 2017 (inclusive) will be considered.

    • Eric Sandweiss, Indiana University (Chair)
    • Elizabeth Macdonald, University of California Berkeley
    • Renia Ehrenfreucht, University of New Mexico

    (for papers accepted for presentation at the 17th National Conference on Planning History, Cleveland, Ohio, October 26-29, 2017) 

    Student Paper Prize ($100)
    Best conference paper submitted by a full-time student. For consideration, students should send their paper as a PDF to Kristin Larsen:

    • Kristin Larsen, University of Florida (Chair)
    • Mariana Mogilevich, Urban Omnibus, The Architectural League of New York
    • Brian Goldstein, Swarthmore College


    Lawrence Gerckens Prize ($250)
    Awarded to a scholar-teacher who has demonstrated sustained teaching excellence and educational leadership in the field of planning history. Teaching excellence refers to the nominees influence in the classroom. Educational leadership involves, among other things, curriculum development, colleague and student mentoring, and pedagogical publishing. 
    Letters of nomination should be sent electronically to Domenic Vitiello:
    • Domenic Vitiello, University of Pennsylvania (Chair)
    • Mary Ryan, Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University
    • Lawrence Vale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Richard Longstreth, George Washington University

    4. Student Travel Awards (up to $250 each)

    The Robert S. Birch Endowment supports the activities of students within SACRPH and helps fund travel to the conference for students whose proposals have been accepted by the program committee. Individual grants will not exceed $250. Students presenting papers should send an electronic copy to Sara Stevens:

    • Sara Stevens, University of British Columbia (Chair)
    • David Smiley, Columbia University
    • Jennifer Hock, Maryland Institute College of Art


  • State Library of New South Wales Fellowships

    Sydney | Dates: 18 May – 17 Jul, 2017

    A range of research fellowships have been announced by the State Library of New South Wales to pursue both collections-based research and broader studies in the humanities. Details are available here:

  • CFP: Money: Economies of Architecture (Ardeth Issue 03)

    Dates: 18 May – 21 Jul, 2017

    The discussion of architecture, with all the visibility of its objects, tends to downplay the invisible flows of money that sustains its production. It is as if the dependency on economic forces is too much to face up to; better then to celebrate the catalytic genius of the architectural hero and then the glorious outputs, and try to ignore everything else that goes on in between. In the spirit of Ardeth, however, this issue intends to probe the that in between space of the operations of architecture, examining the intersection of the projects of architecture with economies, and with it their associated social and political contexts and implications. This builds on recent work in the field, such as that by Peggy Deamer and The Architecture Lobby on work, and by Doug Spencer on architecture and neoliberalism. Both of these clearly show the submission of the theories and discipline of architecture to the forces of global capital. It is only through a better understanding of the the way that contemporary economics cut across architectural operations that one can learn to deal with these dominant forces in a resistive and transformational manner.

    This special issue of Ardeth invites contributors to discuss the economies of architecture, with the following as potential areas to explore:

    • The Economies of Work: following Deamer et al, how are the various modes of architectural work (in practice, in education, in competitions) overseen by economic systems, and what are the possibilities to escape the dominance of the norms?
    • The Economies of Theory: the so-called ‘post-critical’ turn in architectural theory and practice may be read as at best a pragmatic acceptance of, at worst a complicity with, the prevailing economic orthodoxy. What types of theory might best provide a new critical edge that opens up that orthodoxy to inspection and transformation in an architectural context?
    • The Economies of Stuff: architectural operations are at heart about the manipulation of stuff, and this stuff is generally treated as commodity. What are the possibilities for new forms of the supply chain, of the commons, of reuse and so on that reconsider the use of stuff beyond its exchange value.
    • The Economies of Value: architecture, at least the 1% version of its stars, is employed to increase the cultural capital, and hence economic value, of development. Essays that investigate this process are invited, as well as those that look at the way that architecture might intervene in alternative value systems such those of social and environmental capital.
    • The Economies of the Future: with the spectre of the collapse of capitalism haunting much current political debate, we need to start thinking about other economic models and their spatial implications. This section of the issue asks how such alternative models might inflect on architectural operations, from the nature of practice to new spatial and material figurations.
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in the Arabian Peninsula

    Dates: 12 May – 01 Aug, 2017

    The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is currently accepting applications for grants to begin in 2018-19. U.S. Scholars to the region immerse themselves in one of the most dynamic cultural and social landscapes in the world, contributing to the region's legacy of excellence in scholarship through a wide range of awards. We encourage you to explore the awards in the countries below, and Contact Us at with any questions.

    Bahrain: Applicants sought in educational administration and teacher education, and business and economics. An All Disciplines award is also available for scholars of any specialization. Grant lengths of 10 months.

    Kuwait: Applications accepted in Multiple Disciplines; preferred specializations include but are not limited to American history and literature, communications/journalism, educational leadership. Grant lengths of 10 months, or Flex.

    Oman: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of five or 10 months.

    Qatar: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of five or 10 months.

    Saudi Arabia: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of three to 10 months, or Flex.

    United Arab Emirates: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of 10 months for applicants with a teaching component; three to nine months, or Flex for applicants conducting research-only.

    During their grant period, Scholars in the region may apply for a short-term regional travel grant (five to 14 days) for participation in a variety of activities including faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, conferences, or some combination thereof.

    Applicants may also want to consider the Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program (8475-MC) for projects that require research in two or more countries in the region.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The deadline for complete applications is August 1, 2017.
  • Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live

    Bristol | Dates: 25 – 26 Jan, 2018
    Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live
    25th to 26th January 2018
    Bristol, United Kingdom

    Architects for Health and WHO keynotes at this major international / interdisciplinary conference. Multiple publications. Disciplines range from health to architecture. Themes - healthy cities, homes, design for life, accessibility and more.

    Web address:
    Sponsored by: University of the West of England 
  • Linda F. Dietz Prize

    Dates: 05 May – 15 Aug, 2017
    The Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire annually awards the CJH/ACH Linda F. Dietz Graduate Essay Prize of $500 for the best article submitted by a graduate student registered at a Canadian university, or by a Canadian graduate student registered at any university in the world. The essay must be based on original research and meet scholarly standards. Articles may be written in English or French and should not exceed 10,000 words, including notes. As a rule, footnotes should make up no more than 20 percent of the article’s total word count. The best submissions will undergo double-blind peer review and be judged by the CJH/ACH editor.

    Please review our current submission guidelines and instructions for uploading in the “Author and Reviewer” tab of our website.

    Indicate on the title page that your submission is intended for consideration in the Linda F. Dietz Graduate Essay Prize Competition.

    Submissions deadline: 15 August of each year.
  • CFP - An Exploratory Journey of Spirituality in Design and Architecture

    Dates: 05 May, 2017 – 01 Mar, 2018
    CALL FOR PAPERS JOURNAL OF INTERIOR DESIGN An Exploratory Journey of Spiritualty in Design and Architecture Special Journal Issues Sponsored by the Journal of Interior Design Under the auspices of Interior Design Educators Council Spirituality is defined as “… the search for transcendent meaning” – can be expressed in religious practice or … expressed exclusively in their relationship to nature, music, the arts, a set of philosophical beliefs, or relationships with friends and family” (Astrow et al. 2001). What is spirituality? Whether from a historical or modern perspective, spirituality develops around a universal human experience that resonates with each of us in some way. While contemporary interpretations of spirituality focus around a deep sense of vitality or interconnectedness, historical accounts of spirituality discuss religious interpretations such as Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, to poet Rumi’s definition which centers spirituality around creativity that evolves within the inner self rather than from external sources (Paintener, 2007). Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) advocated spirituality as an independent scholarly area of transcendentalism and modernists such as Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) and Jackson Pollack (1912-1956) believed spirituality centered on art and creative expressions. The National Center for Cultural Competence promotes spirituality as a means of expression through religious or secular practices of creativity, the arts, music, philosophy or relationships with family or friends. Regardless of one’s personal definition of spirituality, compilations of definitions of spiritualty focus upon such concepts as higher purpose, sacred transcendence, deep sense of aliveness, contemplative spaces, interconnectedness with oneself, search for meaning and strong senses of self-actualization. Accounts of spirituality also discuss the importance of adaptability of spirituality to one’s time in life, the family life cycle, one’s relationship through art or nature and search for meaning in life. According to Parker (2014), Stanford anthropologist Tayna Luhrmann’s research claims that spirituality evolves through cultural understanding and therefore impacts interior spaces (Parker, 2014). Today, issues of population shift, conflict, technology, natural resources, intercultural competence and a more interconnected world has manifested a global exploration and broad curiosity about spirituality. People across the world, in response to a complex, interconnected world, are seeking spirituality in many different forms. This special issue of the Journal of Interior Design welcomes visual essays, research papers, or case studies that explore the breadth and meaning of spirituality in the context of interior space. Examples of themes for submissions include, but are not limited to: • Contemplative spaces and healing • Sacred space as cultural/individual identity • Designing for transcendence • Cultural, social and/or geographic influences upon spirituality • Interdisciplinary approaches to designing spiritual places • Historical definitions of spirituality throughout time in architecture and interiors • Critical analysis of spiritual spaces through the lens of the designer, architect, artist and/or end user(s) The list of topics is not all-inclusive and all research should be original and demonstrate exceptional rigor in the search for new knowledge/ideas. Astrow, A., Pulchalski, C., and Sulmasy, D. (2001). Religion, Spirituality, and Health Care: Social, Ethical, and Practical Considerations. American Journal of Medicine. 110: 283-287 as cited in National Center for Cultural Competence (2017), Body, mind, spirit, retrieved April 26, 2017 from Paintener, C. (2007). The relationship between spirituality and artistic expression: Cultivating the capacity for imagining. Spirituality in Higher Education Newsletter, 3, (2), 1 – 6. Parker, C. (December 16, 2014). Spirituality shaped through cultural understandings, Stanford Report, Retrieved April 20, 2017 from Definitions Visual essays are understood to communicate the ideas by using visual and verbal language. They will often also have written elements that are integrated and linked with the visual elements of the text. While demonstrating and presenting speculative research and practice-based visual media, the visual elements of the essay form an integral part of an argument, interpretation, reading or idea expressed in an interior design. Rather than rely on the authority of textual language, images, photographs, drawings, sketches and diagrams that play a pivotal role in shaping an intellectual inquiry; it is important that the visual essay maintains a level of criticality. Visual essays should target one to eight high-resolution images and 2000-4000 words depending on the image-word relationship at play. Examples abound in recent years, though explicit to interior design/architecture and offering a range of approaches and strategies, one might refer to: • Julieanna Preston, “Dear Rosa”. IDEA Journal: Design Activism, guest edited by Dr. Lorella Di Cintio, 2014, pp. 4-13. ( • Chapters 4-8, by Hammond, Preston, Leski, Weinthal and Chee respectively in Lori Brown (ed.), Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary approaches to women in architecture, Ashgate, 2001, pp. 83-168. Research papers are those that demonstrate development and engagement centered upon the theme of spirituality within the built environment. Interior design/interior architecture history, theory and practice through analysis, critique and synthesis are methods to explore the themed topic of spirituality under discussion. It is important that such research papers also reach to generate new understandings of spirituality and have the potential to build strong relationships between the theme and built environment and offer trajectories for its future as a making-thinking-doing practice. This mode of contribution should be between 5,000 – 7,000 words and include one to eight high-quality images. • Walker, S. (2017). Design for life: Creating meaning in a distracted world. New York: Routledge. • Hariri, S. (March, 2017). How do you build a sacred space? TED Ideas worth spreading. Retrieved April 26, 2017 from: Case Studies are in-depth and holistic approaches to investigating interior and architectural spaces within a specific context. Through critical investigation and process, case studies present the real-life context for spirituality and explain the many players and behavioral conditions of the space. Authors of case studies present analysis of the space through observation of the end-user within the space, identify and analyze real-life situations that document their analysis of the space that evokes the interpretation of spirituality that is being presented. Process and outcomes are important to case studies which may be: • exploratory in nature by presenting an idea or theory of spirituality through the investigation of a space and presenting questions for further inquiry; • descriptive by documenting an established model of spirituality through space, or • interpretive by utilizing a single or multiple case studies to support or challenge models/theories of spirituality. There are other types of case studies that may be utilized. The critical piece for this submission category is an in-depth process to evaluate spirituality in a specific context. Further information on case studies is available through Zainal (2007) work on this particular research method. This mode of contribution should be between 5,000 – 7,000 words and include one to eight high-quality images. Zainal, Z. (2007). Case study as research method. Journal Kemanusiann, 9, 1-6. Retrieved April 20, 2017 from Examples of Case Studies: • Schwarz, B. & Brent, R. (1997). Eero Saarinen's firestone baars chapel: Poetics of a sacred place, Journal of Interior Design, 23. (1), 1997, 37-47. • Asojo, A, & Asojo, T. (2015). The influence of indigenous forms, art, and symbols on sacred spaces: A study of two Catholic churches in Nigeria, Journal of Interior Design, 40, (1), 1-17. Note: The Journal of Interior Design has a print and online presence. The latter can host videos. DUE DATES FOR SPECIAL ISSUE: May 15, 2017 Call for papers July 1, 2017 Registration of Interest – Authors are asked to register their intent to submit a paper by sending a 150-word abstract to Jane Kucko at Please put your surname and “JID On Spirituality Issue” in the subject line. Registration of interest is not refereed, nor is it requirement to submit. However, the acknowledgement of registration facilitates development of a proposal to full research paper by providing confirmation of fit with the special issue. Recognition of fit does not guarantee publication. March 1, 2018 Full visual essays, research papers, and case studies are due. See submission guidelines below. March 2019 Publication of JID Special issue: An Exploratory Journey of Spiritualty in Design and Architecture For questions regarding the call for papers, submission deadlines, or anything related to the content of the Special Issue contact Jane Kucko at Please put your surname and “JID On Spirituality Issue” in the subject line. GUIDELINES FOR JID SUBMISSIONS: Authors should follow the author guidelines found on JID’s website at Wiley Blackwell. ( Technical questions regarding the submission of documents through the ScholarOne website should be addressed to Claire Hicks at In addition to the visual essay, research paper, or case study, contributions should also include a 250-word abstract formatted in APA or Chicago Manual of Style. The paper should be aligned with the topic of the special issue and comply with the descriptors above. Authors must submit papers via the ScholarOne Manuscripts system on the JID website ( Papers must be original work of the author or authors and are not being considered for publication in other journals. Submissions may be checked for originality using plagiarism-detection software. The Journal of Interior Design is a scholarly, refereed publication dedicated to issues related to the design of the interior environment. Scholarly inquiry representing the entire spectrum of interior design theory, research, education and practice is invited. Submissions are encouraged from educators, designers, anthropologists, architects, historians, psychologists, sociologists, or others interested in interior design and environments. GUEST EDITOR: Jane Kucko, Ph.D., FIDEC Vice Provost for Global Education University of Tulsa Emeritus Faculty, Texas Christian University Jane Kucko serves as the Vice Provost for Global Education at the University of Tulsa where she oversees comprehensive internationalization across TU. TU’s internationalization plan includes such initiatives as study abroad, TU Global Scholars, a staff global development program and internationalization grants for faculty. Kucko was previously at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth where she served as Director for the Center for International Studies and was on faculty of interior design. As a faculty member, her research focused upon critical thinking and design concept. Of particular note is her research on Fay Jones resulting in the co-authorship of Thorncrown and the Mildred B. Cooper Chapels: Sacred Structures Designed by Fay Jones (Watson & Kucko, 2001). Her narrative research has focused upon North Texas quiltmakers and her current focus is upon global citizenship. She holds a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University, a Master’s from Oklahoma State, and her B.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Watson, S., Kucko, J. (2001). Thorncrown and the Mildred B. Cooper chapels: Sacred structures designed by Fay Jones, Journal of Interior Design, 27, (2), 14-25.
  • Archiletture - Narrative forms between architecture and literature

    Bologna | Dates: 03 – 05 May, 2017
    At the centre of attention of this conference are the relationships between literature and architecture. Such relationships are not merely references found in works of literature to architectonically significant concepts or places; rather this conference aims at exploring the possibility of deeper structural relationships between these two disciplines. Modern design processes, in their ideational and operative means, exalt visual instruments confining writing mainly to theory or to bureaucracy. But architecture is forced to imagine past and present lives flowing within its spaces and giving them form. As a consequence, architecture implies a narrative in its creation as long as it deals with possible inhabitants and assumes them and their bodies as a measure. On the other side, literature invents lives and in outlining these lives is forced to conceive frame, structure and forms of space and places where actions and concrete lives occur, considering their transformation in time as well. At the centre of interest of this conference are case studies in which structural affinities between literature and architecture are central elements in the creative process. Architectonic form as a matrix for a literary work Proposals for this section should focus attention on literary works whose matrix is an architectonic form, that is to say an archetypal form, an object, a building or a city. The latter, as a “matrix image”, can be visual, oneiric, plastic or metaphoric. Situated at the centre of a representative and aesthetic universe they generate forms and propose new ways to represent space and its figures or new narrative models, devices and strategies. The constructivist and productive nature of the relationship between architectonic space and literary space that has its illustrious precursor in the Proustian "cathedral" or in the Borgesian “labyrinth” can be found in the multiplicity of the paradigm of "global" works, such as cycles, serial novels, long narratives and world novels, as well as in the theoretical and poietic project that explores the formal laws embedded in the spatial setting-up of the work, opens up its possible worlds, reinvents its relationship with reality and with the way it belongs to the world and the world to it. Narrative structures in the architectonic project This section addresses works of architecture - drawing, texts, constructions - in which writing has a non-subsidiary role in the creative process and in this way provides a way to include in the projects the circumstantial element of the kind of existence that one imagines in the places or in the objects to be designed and realized. The search for a narrative structure in architectonical projects addresses both the creative processes based on literary procedures - the moment of ideation when a place or an object is created prior to its graphic realization and its program defines the articulation of the project not merely in functional terms – and the use of writing at every stage of project development, in particular with reference to the relationship between visual image and written text. At the centre of attention here are all those literary genres that find an application in architecture - essay, cahier, captions and paratexts related to the different phases of conception - provided that they give a substantial contribution to the ideation or construction of architectonical forms understood in all their possible meanings and without limitations of scale. Program May 3, 2017 9.00-18.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna 9.00 Welcome greeting (Ezio Mesini – Presidente della Scuola di Ingegneria e Architettura, Andrea Boeri – Direttore del Dipartimento, Alberto Destro –Associazioni letteratura comparata) Session 1: Luoghi e strutture della narrazione - Chair: Giovanni Leoni 9.30 Keynote lecture: Jacques Neefs - Johns Hopkins University Baltimore e Institut de textes et manuscrits modernes-CNRS-ENS Paris Structures narratives et architecture d’œuvre 10.15 Jasna Galjer - University of Zagreb The doors of perception: the city as a space of modernity in 20th century Croatian novel 10.40-11.00 Break 11.00 Antonio Pizza - Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC) La Parigi «moderna» di Charles Baudelaire e Walter Benjamin 11.25 Herman van Bergeijk - University of Technology in Delft Narrativity and the work of H.P. Berlage 11.50 Roberta Malagoli - Università di Padova Il luogo inesistente delle affinità elettive 12.15-13.00 Discussion 13.00-14.30 Lunch breack Session 2: Metropoli di carta: gesti, visioni, ornamenti - Chair: Andrea Borsari 14.30 Keynote lecture: Raffaele Milani - Università di Bologna Mitopoiesi delle forme e delle figure. Per una filosofia del gesto e della parola 15.15 Laura Ricca - Università di Bologna Nagai Kafū e la logica del luogo nella città delle situazioni: Tokyo 15.40 Federico Farnè - Università di Bologna Distopie da un futuro passato: la visione di James G. Ballard 16.05-16.25 Break 16.25 Ivano Gorzanelli – Università di Bologna Siegfried Kracauer. Una biografia tra sociologia e architettura. 16.50 Mauro Pala - Università di Cagliari L’ornamento e la metropoli. Gli impiegati di Kracauer come decostruzione della ratio poli(s)tica nella spazialità del moderno 17.15-18.30 Discussione May 4, 2017 9.00-13.00 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Session 3: Case e corpi, libri e geografie - Chair: Giulio Iacoli 9.00 Keynote lecture: Bertrand Westphal - Université de Limoges Una gita sulla collina del mormorio, ovvero una passeggiata fra arte, letteratura e architettura 10.10 Maria Gabriella Adamo - Università di Messina Architettura, memoria e riscritture dall’Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499) al Songe de Poliphile (1546). 10.35-10.55 Break 10.55 Gloria Bonaguidi - Università “l’Orientale” di Napoli Per una grammatica del romanzo condominiale 11.20 Riccardo Donati - Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" Forma della casa, forma del corpo, forma del testo. Magrelli nel «condominio di carne» 11.45-13.00 Discussione 13.00-14.30 Lunch breack 13.00-14.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Poster session: Architetti e narratori Vladimir Bojkovic - Università Politecnica delle Marche Architecture as Metaphore in the Novel The Master and Margarite by Mikhail Bulgakov Sofia Nannini - Università di Bologna Narrare senza architettura: l'Islanda nei romanzi di Jón Kalman Stefánsson Giovanni Poletti - Università di Bologna Tempo «atmosferico» e tempo «cronologico» nella scrittura autobiografica di Aldo Rossi: dall’oblio alla memoria Francesca Privitera – Università di Firenze La morfologia della Medina di Tunisi come narrazione urbana negli studi di Roberto Berardi 14.30-18.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Session 4: Mondi di mondi - Chair: Federico Bertoni 14.30 Keynote lecture: Susi Pietri - Università di Macerata Architetture mondo: i cicli di opere 15.15 Pierpaolo Ascari - Università di Bologna Léon Daudet e lo stradario della vita 15.40 Paola Carmagnani - Università di Torino La «wonderbox» di Henry James: The Turn of the Screw (1898) 16.05-16.25 Break 16.25 Ugo Cornia - Università di Bologna Spazi, oggetti e strane pratiche in Samuel Beckett 16.50 Stefania Sbarra - Ca' Foscari, Venezia Tra la villa prussiana di Th. Fontane e il colombario romano di Fr. Nietzsche: case, dimore e ambienti nella prosa del realismo tedesco 17.15-18.30 Discussione May 5, 2017 9.00-18.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Session 5: Spazi per immagini nel tempo - Chair: Fabio Vittorini 9.00 Keynote lecture: Sergio Porta - University of Strathclyde L’Innocenza dei Luoghi. Cronaca di un Pellegrinaggio 9.45 Marina Guglielmi - Università di Cagliari Anti luoghi e contro-spazi: alcune rappresentazioni letterarie del perturbante dell’architettura 10.10 Lamberto Amistadi - Università di Bologna Una casa come lui: John Hejduk e la new England Masque 10.35-10.55 Break 10.55 Stefano Ascari - Università di Bologna Qui e (non) ora: la spazializzazione del tempo in Here di Richard McGuire 11.20 Michele Righini – Università di Bologna «...AND THIS IS WHERE I'LL PUT THE LIVING ROOM». Architetture a fumetti: Richard McGuire e Chris Ware 11.45-13.00 Discussione 13.00-14.30 Lunch breack Session 6: Scritture e costruzioni tra intérieurs e cityscapes - Chair: Paola Mildonian 14.30 Micaela Antonucci - Università di Bologna Un «libro tradotto in pietre vive»: la simbiosi artistica tra Gabriele D'Annunzio e Giancarlo Maroni nella costruzione del Vittoriale 14.55 Daniel Naegele - Iowa State University Architecture in a Book. Le Corbusier’s Le Poème de l’Angle Droit 15.20 Cettina Rizzo - Università di Catania Dal «Cabinet d’objets précieux» alla «Maison musée»: Architetture di interni nel XIX secolo tra collezionismo, arti decorative e applicate. 15.45 Fabio Vittorini - IULM, Milano «New York Cityscapes»: moltitudine e invisibilità metropolitana nella narrativa statunitense contemporanea 16.10-16.30 Break 16.30-18.30 Round table Architettura e letteratura: Andrea Borsari, Matteo Cassani Simonetti, Riccardo Donati, Giulio Iacoli, Giovanni Leoni, Rosita Tordi Castria. Scientific Committee Federico Bertoni - Università di Bologna Andrea Borsari - Università di Bologna Giovanni Bottiroli - Università di Bergamo Alberto Destro - Università di Bologna Giulio Iacoli - Università di Parma Giovanni Leoni - Università di Bologna Paola Mildonian - Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia Rosita Tordi Castria - Università I.U.L.M. di Milano Scientific secretariat Matteo Cassani Simonetti - Università di Bologna Giulio Iacoli - Università di Parma Promoters SICL - Società Italiana di Comparatistica Letteraria COMPALIT - Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia comparata della Letteratura Consulta di Critica letteraria e letterature comparate Università di Bologna - Dipartimento di Architettura - Dottorato di Ricerca in Architettura
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