CFP: Framing Nature (Greenwich, CT; March 5, 2017)
Abstract Deadline: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The Bruce Museum welcomes submissions for its third annual graduate student symposium, which is being organized in conjunction with a monographic traveling exhibition, Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master (on view January 21—May 21, 2017).
Alfred Sisley is one of the first Impressionist artists to dedicate his attention almost entirely to the landscape and the environment. Often secluded in rural France, Sisley’s landscape paintings represent, as Richard Shone has observed, “A seemingly effortless lyricism underpinned by an understanding of formal architecture.” In-keeping with the period, Sisley’s work also displays an interest in scientific investigation as he rendered exacting visual displays of meteorological events – rain, snow, fog – on his canvases.
Following the Bruce Museum’s mission for interdisciplinary research in both art and science, this conference is meant to engage the multifaceted ways that artists and architects frame nature in their work. Papers focusing on the environment, both natural and built, and the practice of scientific observation and empiricism are welcome for this one day conference.
Potential approaches to this topic include, but are not limited to:
• Impressionism and the modern landscape
• Representations of the environment (suburban, urban, and garden) as a nexus for creative activity
• Exchanges between artists, architects, and meteorological science
• The entwined disciplines of art and science in the representation or study of Nature
• Aesthetic responses to ideas of the fleeting or transitory effects of weather on the environment
• Landscape as a place for mobility and exchange - migration, pilgrimage, exploration, tourism
• Gendered, racial, or social issues in relation to urban or suburban change
• Moral or symbolic representations associated with environmental and societal change
Graduate students selected to participate in this symposium will be invited to present 20-minute papers, which will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. James Rubin, Professor of Art History at SUNY Stony Brook. All invited speakers will receive an honorarium for participating.
Please submit an abstract (maximum 250 words) for a twenty-minute paper and a one-page CV as a single PDF by 5:00PM on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Participants will be notified in early December of the committee’s decision. Completed papers must be submitted by January 25, 2017. All questions and materials may be submitted to Courtney Long, Ph.D. at email@example.com
Thursday October 20
12:15 - 1:00pm
No reservations required.
430 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
Landmarks Illinois president Bonnie McDonald will lead this panel discussion exploring how historic house museums can remain relevant and sustainable in the 21st century and how they contribute to the broader trends in historic preservation. Panelists include William Tyre (Glessner House Museum), Todd Palmer (National Public Housing Museum), Lise Dube-Scherr (Driehaus Museum), and Jennifer Scott (Jane Addams Hull-House Museum).
Tuesday October 18, 2016 from 7:00 - 8:00pm
$10 per person / $8 members (with code)
Historic preservation enhances communities and lifts the spirit, but it also rewards those committed to rehabbing historic buildings. Landmarking provides entree into Historic Tax Credits and Illinois' Property Tax Assessment Freeze Program. Economic incentives like these ensure a sensitive project and long life for our treasured historic buildings.
Architectural historian Susan Benjamin will present a program featuring tax projects for buildings by Chicago's stellar architects--Charles Frost, David Adler, Edward Dart and numerous others. Several have received the coveted Driehaus Award. Susan has landmarked these properties and helped owners receive well-deserved tax incentives for their efforts.
University of York, York, March 3, 2017
Deadline: Dec 9, 2016
Call for Papers
'At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic c.1400-1600'
Friday 3rd March 2017
Humanities Research Centre, University of York
This interdisciplinary conference invites papers on aspects of the domestic interior in the late-medieval and early modern world. Building on current research into the architecture and objects that shaped the experience of the pre-modern household, we examine the nooks and crannies of domestic life and its various manifestations, through interaction with art, objects, literature, music and thought.
With a keynote lecture delivered by Dr. Tara Hamling (University of
Birmingham) and Dr. Katherine Richardson (University of Kent) based on their forthcoming book A Day at Home in Early Modern England: The Materiality of Domestic Life, 1500-1700, the conference aims to question, examine and explore the significance of domestic encounters ‘at close quarters’.
Topics can include, but are not limited to:
- theoretical approaches to domesticity
- the experience of domestic art, architecture and decoration
- literary constructions of domesticity
- musical landscapes and practices within houses
- domestic ritual, customs and manners, policing of space
- strategies of display: coats of arms, allegories
- lineage, procreation, regeneration
- religious practices and domesticity
- gender, sexuality, class identities
- domestic animals, food, hunting
- lesser examined spaces such as kitchens and pantries.
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Maria-Anna Aristova
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Oliver Fearon (email@example.com) by Friday 9th December.
Munch Museum, Tøyengata 53, 0578 Oslo, Norway, November 18, 2016
Registration deadline: Nov 18, 2016
Modernisms Still Left on the Doorstep
The Munch, Modernism, and Modernity Conference 2016
The conference's aim is to analyze the problem of "universality" vs.
the specificity of traditions of modernism; national, regional, and
epistemological. The metaphor of the doorstep is adapted to consider
the range of expressions and experiments, productions, careers,
policies, and conduits that formed networks of what was, and is now
considered, to be "modern". As in past years, Edvard Munch will be
placed within a broader field of production and reception, considering
who and what was written into histories of "the modern".
Taken together, the papers query the meaning of local modernisms,
primarily in Central Europe and the Nordic Countries. Speakers
consider issues of materiality, iconography, and nationalist discourses.
Richard Shiff (University of Texas, Austin) will deliver the keynote
Open to the public, registration required (fee 200 NOK/100 NOK
Girolamo Righettino is a fascinating character largely forgotten by modern historians. A theologian and a Lateran canon, he lived in Venice in the mid-sixteenth century, where, for his own amusement, he started to draw city views with elaborate ornaments and learned allegories. These extraordinary drawings were compared at the time to examples by celebrated mapmakers Abraham Ortelius and Gerard Mercator. Newly discovered documents give us important insights into the only surviving work that he executed: the view of the city of Turin (1583), preserved in the city’s State Archive. Situated within his religious and political milieu, Righettino appears not only as a dilettante draftsman but also as a deft diplomat who used his skills to serve his religious order and his Venetian patrons. His city views constitute an important case study that demonstrates the intricate relationships among religious and territorial power, politics and urban space, and allegory and topography in Counter-Reformation Italy.
Denis Ribouillault is an associate professor in early modern art history and the graduate program director at the University of Montreal, Canada, specializing in cultural landscape, garden studies, and cartography. He received his PhD from Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris in 2006 under the direction of Philippe Morel, and taught at Pantheon-Sorbonne and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London (2006–2008) before moving to Canada. He was the Florence J. Gould Fellow at Villa I Tatti in Florence in 2008–2009 and received another residential grant at the French Academy in Rome.
Ribouillault was a summer fellow at Dumbarton Oaks in 2003, and he participated in the 2007 symposium “Recent Issues in Italian Garden Studies: Sources, Methods, and Theoretical Perspectives,” organized by Michel Conan. His monograph on Roman villas and gardens, Rome en ses jardins. Paysage et pouvoir au XVIe siècle, was published in 2013; he has also coedited two volumes: Sacred Landscape. Landscape as Visual Exegesis in Early Modern Europe (2011, with Michel Weemans) and De la peinture au jardin (2016, with Hervé Brunon). His current projects focus on scientific culture in the gardens of early modern Rome, the figure of the draftsman in the landscape in early modern art, and the history of the urban landscape, especially city views.
Opportunity Space is an international design-build competition challenging multidisciplinary teams to propose a temporary, mobile structure in an effort to support economic opportunity and social inclusion. Its first edition will take place in Malmö, Sweden.
The winning team will receive a $10,000 prize, a travel stipend, and up to $25,000 to implement a prototype of its proposal in and around Malmö’s Enskifteshagen Park. The competition is organised by Van Alen Institute in cooperation with the City of Malmö, White Arkitekter, Architects Sweden and Individuell Människohjälp.
‘Opportunity Space’ is the first in a new Van Alen Institute series of Flash Competitions: challenges that bring together multidisciplinary teams of designers and other experts for short, intense projects in cities around the world to take on urgent societal issues through design. White is proud to be part of this collaboration, which has the ability to generate real solutions. By organising this competition to activate engagement and reach out to other architects and related professions, White hopes to help solve urgent social issues through great teamwork.
“White Arkitekter knows Malmö well and we know that there is both talent and conditions to create a project that contributes to a city where everyone can thrive. I’m convinced that Malmö will inspire other cities around the world”, says Monica von Schmalensee, CEO at White.
Pre-registration deadline is November 7. Applications can be submitted until November 18. The jury will announce the winning proposal in early December.
Deadline: November 28, 2016 Fee (USD): $10.00
Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to announce a research residency at the Wimbledon House, a modern masterpiece designed by world-renowned British architect Richard Rogers. Open to accomplished professionals and scholars working in any field related to the built environment, the Richard Rogers Fellowship is dedicated to advancing research on a wide range of issues—social, economic, technological, political, environmental—that are critical to shaping the contemporary city.
The fellowship is inspired by Rogers’ commitment to cross-disciplinary investigation and social engagement, evident across his prolific output as an architect, urbanist, author, and activist. Harvard GSD is currently accepting applications from accomplished architects, landscape architects, planners, historians, economists, and other specialists whose research will benefit from access to London’s extraordinary libraries, archives, practices, institutions, and other resources. Fellowship winners will be awarded a three-month residency at the Wimbledon House (Spring, Summer or Fall), travel expenses to London, and a cash award of $10,000 USD.
The deadline for the 2017 fellowship is November 28, 2016, midnight Eastern Standard Time. Winners will be notified in early December.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.RichardRogersFellowship.org
Ethics and Aesthetics of the Cultural Landscape is a symposium that will take place at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design on November 17-18, 2017. The symposium responds to a provocative challenge posed by an issue of Lotus International 2012 titled “Lotus in the Field.” In it, Italian architect Pierluigi Nicolin writes that landscape architects have largely ignored or have failed to engage the contemporary practice of urban farming, that is, the practice of growing food within urban environments for local consumption. “Even when inspired by the images and patterns of the agricultural landscape,” the author maintains, landscape architects have done no more “than stage simulacra . . . [such as] the organization of paths and passageways, the creation or removal of fields and vegetable gardens, ceremonies of naming, the symbolic mapping of spaces of transhumance and hunting grounds, in a scenario that obviously lacks the social organisms of the actors corresponding to the functions evoked.” On the other hand, if landscape architects embraced this new georgic sensibility that has caught the attention of both urbanists and architects in the past decade, they would learn how to balance “the over aestheticizing contemporary trends of their discipline.”
While the emphasis on the aesthetic trends of landscape architecture is an exaggeration that does not take into account the discipline’s alter ego, the so-called ecological fundamentalism, it is true that in today’s discussions the beautiful and the productive, or the aesthetical and ethical dimensions of the landscape, are seen in opposition, whereas in the past they have often been acknowledged as inseparable parts of the same coin—the etymology of the word garden, from the Frankish gardo referred to an “enclosed place” that could be cultivated both for pleasure and for production.
Given today’s challenge of dwindling resources and the globalization of food production, the need to re-establish a dialogue between the good and the beautiful is more pressing now than it ever was since Aesthetics became a distinct branch of philosophy in the eighteenth century. Since 2012, few landscape designers have responded to the challenge and have explored the relationship between design and agriculture in their projects. The latter, however, have mostly being experimental and too transient to make a long lasting impact on the profession as a whole. Significantly, also the historiography of landscape architecture has contributed very little, so far, on the role of the agricultural landscape and while the hierarchy between the cultural, polite and wild landscapes has been acknowledged and its sources traced to specific historical moments, their relationship has not been sufficiently examined.
This symposium will be a forum for the discussion of the relationship between landscape design and the productive or working landscape. Papers presented at the symposium may examine the following topics: the dialectic between design aesthetics and the poietics of production (i.e. agricultural techniques, agroforestry and irrigation practices, etc.); the relationship and potential interaction between design, agriculture, and infrastructure or design/agriculture and adaptive reuse of urban and/or post-industrial sites; a revisionist writing of design history that examines proposals and projects that have challenged the boundaries between second and third natures; and, the aspect of conservation of the cultural landscape for its historic, social, economic and environmental values.
Landscape historians, practitioners and/or academics in landscape departments and beyond, are invited to submit paper abstracts of no more than 600 words by January 31st, 2017. Abstracts are to be headed with the applicant’s name, title of the paper, professional affiliation, and contact information. A two-page CV should also be included in the submission. Please send paper proposals to: Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Authors of accepted proposals will be required to submit the complete text of their papers to the symposium chair by June 1st, 2017. Speakers will be asked to complete any revisions and submit copies of their papers by August 2017.
Publication of the papers presented at the symposium is anticipated.
Tuesday November 15, 2016. Event starts at 6:00 pm. Talk starts at 6:30 pm.
$10 RSVP HERE
Join MAS Context for the Chicago release of Dingbat 2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis. Editors Thurman Grant and Joshua G. Stein will present the dingbat and discuss its relevance for Chicago with Kelly Bair. This panel discussion is organized in collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians and will take place at the historic Charnley Persky-House (1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL 60610).
Dingbat 2.0 is the first critical study of the most ubiquitous and mundane building type in Los Angeles: the dingbat apartment. For more than half a century the idiosyncratic dingbat has been largely anonymous, occasionally fetishized, and often misunderstood. Praised and vilified in equal measure, dingbat apartments were a critical enabler of Los Angeles’ rapid postwar urban expansion.
While dingbat apartments are known for their variety of midcentury decorated facades, less explored is the way they have contributed to a consistency of urban density achieved by few other twentieth century cities. Often dismissed as ugly and unremarkable, dingbat apartments have qualities that arguably make them innovative, iconoclastic, and distinctly “L.A.”
Dingbat 2.0 integrates essays and discussions by some of today’s leading architects, urbanists, and cultural critics with photographic series, typological analysis, and speculative designs from around the world to propose alternate futures for Los Angeles housing, and to consider how qualities of the inarguably flawed housing type can foreground many crucial issues facing global metropolises today.
Essays by Barbara Bestor, Aaron Betsky, James Black, John Chase, Dana Cuff, Thurman Grant, John Kaliski, John Southern, Joshua G. Stein, Steven A. Treffers, and Wim de Wit. Photographic series by Judy Fiskin, Paul Redmond, and Lesley Marlene Siegel.
Dingbat 2.0 is published by Doppelhouse Press in cooperation with The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Book design: Jessica Fleischmann/still room.
Copies of Dingbat 2.0
and the latest issues of MAS Context
will be available for purchase.
is a Los Angeles based architect and educator who specializes in residential and commercial architecture and interiors. Since 2005, he has been an adjunct faculty member at the Woodbury School of Architecture, teaching at its Burbank campus, as well as through the university’s programs in Italy and China. Grant has contributed to a long list of built residential, commercial, institutional and urban design projects, as well as award-winning design competitions in the United States and Asia. Grant is the former president of the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, where he sat on the board of directors from 2009-2013. His first independent exhibition, a collaborative on-site installation with artist Olivia Booth at the MAK Center for Art & Architecture at the Schindler House, was part of Schindler Lab, Round 1 in spring 2011. www.thurmangrant.com Joshua G. Stein
is the founder Radical Craft and the co-director of the Data Clay Network, a forum for the exploration of digital techniques applied to ceramic materials. Radical Craft is a Los Angeles-based studio that advances an experimental design practice saturated in history, archaeology and craft. This inquiry inflects the production of urban spaces and artifacts by evolving newly grounded approaches to the challenges posed by virtuality, velocity, and globalization. Stein has received numerous grants, awards, and fellowships, including multiple grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the AIA Upjohn research award, and the 2010-11 Rome Prize Fellowship in Architecture. He is a former member of the LA Forum Board of Directors and has taught at the California College of the Arts, Cornell University, SCI-Arc, and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. He is and is currently Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University. www.radical-craft.com
| www.data-clay.org Kelly Bair
is principal of Central Standard Office of Design, an architectural research studio based in Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, and Detroit. Most recently her work was exhibited in the 1st Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015) and the upcoming 16th International Architecture Exhibition in the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in collaboration with Kristy Balliet of Balliet Studio and Bair Balliet. Bair is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also co-founder of Possible Mediums, a collaborative of four Midwestern architects and educators interested in shaking up the context and format in which architecture is taught, produced, and engaged. www.centralstandardoffice.com
The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at NJIT is honored to present an exhibition of Newark-born architect and artist Richard Meier to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Newark’s founding. Works on display highlight Meier’s extensive career in the design disciplines of architecture, painting, collage, sculpture and product design. Central to the exhibition will be Meier’s current Teachers Village project (client: RBH Group, LLC). This mixed-use development is envisioned for downtown Newark south of Market Street and west of Broad Street. It will encompass eight new buildings, including Workforce Housing, Charter Schools and small to mid-scale retail located along Halsey Street between Branford and Hill Streets. These elements will provide 200 residential units for teachers, three charter schools, a daycare center and a variety of retail spaces at street level.
Meier was born in Newark, New Jersey but grew up in nearby Maplewood, New Jersey. After graduating from Cornell University (1957), Meier worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and then Marcel Breuer before starting his own practice in 1963. In 1972, he was identified as one of The New York Five, a group of modernist architects that included Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk and Peter Eisenman.
Meier first gained recognition through numerous residential projects, the Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana (1979) and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia (1983). After winning the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, he was commissioned to design the Getty Center, a large museum complex in Los Angeles, California (1997), which catapulted his popularity into the mainstream. Other notable commissions include museums such as the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art in Spain (1995) and the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California (1996); city halls in the Netherlands (1995) and San Jose City Hall (2007); commercial buildings including the reconstruction of City Tower in Prague, Czech Republic (2008); and residential buildings such as the Perry & Charles Street Condominiums in Manhattan’s West Village (2002) and the Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv, Israel (2016).
Today, Richard Meier & Partners Architects has offices in New York and Los Angeles with current projects ranging from Taiwan and Tel Aviv to Mexico City, Hamburg and Newark, New Jersey. In 2014, Meier opened the Richard Meier Model Museum at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. The space occupies 15,000-square feet and features architectural projects from the 1960’s to the present, sculptures and collages by Richard Meier, and 1,000 books and magazines from Richard Meier’s personal library.
“Richard Meier – Newark Architect and Artist” will be on view to the public from September 29 through November 20th, 2016 with special programming to coincide with Newark’s Open Doors Art Festival during the weekend of October 20-23. The exhibition is open from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday or by appointment only. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 29 from 5-9pm with refreshments and live entertainment. CoAD Gallery is located on the second floor of Weston Hall, NJIT campus (on the corner of MLK Blvd. and Warren Street).
About The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD)
The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) is comprised of the School of Architecture and the School of Art + Design. The College offers undergraduate degrees in architecture, digital design, industrial design and interior design as well as graduate degrees in architecture, infrastructure planning, and urban systems. The College of Architecture and Design is a comprehensive Design School located in a comprehensive research university. By studying design here, you will have ample opportunities for cross-pollination of ideas and interdisciplinary interaction. NJIT offers 126 degree programs through six professional schools and colleges. You can double major, design an interdisciplinary major, opt for an accelerated bachelor’s or master’s degree program, and cross-register at nearby schools such as Rutgers University–Newark.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit http://design.njit.edu/news/galleries/ or
contact the curator, Matthew Gosser at: email@example.com or (973) 482-0523
About Richard Meier & Partners Architects
The work of Richard Meier & Partners is instantly recognizable and internationally respected. For over five decades, the Firm has been appointed to design important buildings, and it has successfully completed over 130 projects across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Among its best known works are: the Smith House in Darien, Connecticut; the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California; the United States Courthouse in Islip, New York; the Perry & Charles Street Condominiums in New York City and the Jubilee Church in Rome, Italy.
Richard Meier & Partners is led by founder and Pritzker Prize laureate Richard Meier and six partners – Michael Palladino, James R. Crawford, Bernhard Karpf, Vivian Lee, Reynolds Logan, and Dukho Yeon. The offices in New York and Los Angeles employ a multicultural staff of talented professionals practicing architecture, urbanism, product design and exhibition design. The quality of the work has been recognized with almost 300 design awards, including major awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
For more information on the work of Richard Meier & Partners, please visit www.richardmeier.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Vol. 6, Issue no. 1, March 2018
Jessica Kelly, Editor.
We tend to think about architects and designers as ’names’, creative individuals who have become branded personalities, bringing with them a particular look or attitude. Yet as long ago as 1937, the journalist J.M. Richards declared that the personalities of architects and designers should become ‘culturally irrelevant’. Richards’ perspective emphasized the role of collective processes and anonymity in design and architecture. This Issue of Architecture and Culture seeks to look beyond the named individual or brand and explore the invisible, the overlooked and the ignored in design and architectural practice.
Focusing on the people, places and practices that are outside of or peripheral to conventional discussions, we ask in what ways personality remains relevant in design and architecture. This could include questioning the role of biography and autobiography in design discourses, exploring collaborative practices and globalised perspectives. The aim is not to propose new centres or canons but instead to de-centre discussions; to embrace the complexity and multiplicity of characters and narratives in design practice and history.
Coupled with this issue of personality, is the theme of ‘hidden mechanisms’ in design and architectural practice. Responding to Igea Troiani and Suzanne Ewing’s exploration of the ‘Inter, Multi and Trans-Disciplinary’ character of design practice, this Issue will consider the complex fields of activities involved in design and architecture. Emphasizing process rather than products or outputs, contributions might consider the role of administration, documentation, mediation and commentary in design practice. It will focus on the theme of networks (formal and informal, professional and personal) and will interrogate themes such as authorship, collaboration, creativity and the definitions of ‘ordinary’ in terms of practice, people and style.
Call for papers for this issue
We seek contributions from a wide range of practices and disciplines to interrogate the hidden, the intangible and the anonymous in design and architecture. We welcome contributions that consider alternative forms to the conventional academic essay, including the visual and verbal.
Contributions might address, but are not limited to, the following themes:
- Design and anonymity in various contexts such as production, patent and copyright
- Collective Practices and collaborative dynamics: Design teams, creativity and authorship
- Networks – public and private, personal and professional
- Non-masculinist/Feminist perspectives on design production
- Spaces of production
- Non-expert producers
- Inter-disciplinary practices
- Alternative modes of discourse: orality, non-verbal communication
- Global perspectives on design practices and discourses
Contributions can range from short observations or manifestos, creative pieces, or visual essays, to longer academic articles. Architecture and Culture is published in both on-line and hard-copy formats: there is capacity to host on-line contributions that operate in a different way to paper-based work.
Response: 1 January 2017
Editors selection: February 2017
Peer Reviewing: March-June 2017
Authors Revisions: July-September 2017
Editorial checking: October-November 2017
Copy to publisher: 1 December 2017
Issue publication: March 2018
For author instructions, please go to ‘Instructions for Authors’
Upload submissions at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/archcult/
Or via ‘submit online’ at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rfac
If you have any queries or require further information, please contact:
Jessica Kelly: email@example.com
This issue is guest edited by Jessica Kelly
Dr Jessica Kelly is Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies at the University for the Creative Arts. Her research focuses on the mediation and dissemination of modern architecture in Britain.
From 19 August to 23 October, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art presents “Accommodating Reform: International Hotels and Architecture in China, 1978 – 1990”, an exhibition tracing the emergence and development of the international hotel as an architectural and cultural phenomenon in China during the late 1970s and 1980s. Featuring models, plans, photographs, ephemera, and artworks related to seven iconic buildings in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Guangzhou, the exhibition is curated by architectural historian and Hong Kong University associate professor Cole Roskam. Consolidated and presented together for the first time, these materials recall a vibrant if uncertain era of artistic and intellectual exploration.
Throughout the early years of “Opening and Reform,” the comprehensive program of economic liberalization initiated by Deng Xiaoping in 1978, international hotels lay at the core of China’s efforts to spur economic development while limiting the potential for political destabilization. In theory, these spaces offered new, liberalized environments through which foreign capital, ideas, and expertise could be safely decanted over time. In practice, they heralded a series of dramatic ideological and operational transformations that opened China’s major cities, reshaped its built environment, and set the stage for future growth. As Chinese officials, architects, and planners worked with foreign investors, designers, and developers to define, articulate, and control the contours of the country’s reform agenda, new types of cross-cultural exchange took shape within international hotels around the country.
The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce its 2016 Acanthus Awards. These awards recognize and promote excellence in Classical and Vernacular design. These awards will recognize achievement in Architecture, Interior Design, Preservation & Restoration, Landscape Design, the Allied Arts & Craftsmanship, Unbuilt Work, and Student Work. Award ceremony will be held at the Elks National Memorial in Chicago.
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Participants will tour of the Historic Park Inn, the only remaining hotel in the world designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, led by the architects who completed the hotel’s restoration in 2012. After lunch, guests will tour Rock Crest – Rock Glen Historic District. The tour will include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Stockman House and Interpretive Center and a special opportunity to tour two private homes rarely open to the public: the Blythe and Melson houses, both designed by Walter Burley Griffin between 1911 and 1913. All tours will be led by design professionals.
On Friday, November 4, 2016, SAH will host a study day in San Diego and La Jolla, California, exploring the work of Louis I. Kahn. The day will begin at The San Diego Museum of Art
with a special, in-depth preview of the exhibitionLouis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
led by Jochen Eisenbrand
, chief curator of the Vitra Design Museum and William Whitaker
, curator of the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. After lunch, the group will reconvene at the architect’s pioneering Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Learn more and register at sah.org/kahn-study-day
Docomomo US accepts article submissions on a wide range of issues concerning modernism. Those interested in submitting an article should send a brief description including images, drawings, etc to info(AT)docomomo-us.org. Full submissions are required 15 days prior to publication. Additional details including submission guidelines are available upon request.
• Lesser Known Architects/Designers
• Endangered Landscapes
• Corporate Campuses
• Art + Architecture
• "Growing up Modern": Interviews w/ various children/family members of architects/designers
• Off the Beaten Path/Unsung Heroes" from the National Register (featured buildings/sites of the modern listings on the National Register )
Suggest a future theme - email us info(AT)docomomo-us.org
The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience in cultural resource management programs in the National Park Service headquarters, field offices, and parks, and in other federal agencies.
Working under the direction of experienced historic preservation professionals, students undertake short-term research and administrative projects. Students learn about and contribute to the national historic preservation programs and the federal government’s preservation and management of historic properties.
The short-term internships are available in the summer and during the school year. The internship program is operated jointly with the National Council for Preservation Education.
The PhD Program's Fall 2016 Architecture Research Forum speaker series has been announced. The series brings to IIT Architecture the latest research by faculty, PhD candidates, visiting scholars and scholars from throughout Chicago and around the world.
Each presentation takes place between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. in room 216 at 3410 S. State Street on the campus of IIT.
Gretchen Townsend Buggeln
Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christianity and the Arts, Christ College, Valparaiso University
“The Postwar Suburban Church
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture + Interior Design, Miami University
“A House and its Atmosphere”
Professor, Co-Director of Computational Media Design (CMD) program, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary
“Building Dynamics: Exploring Architecture of Change “
Associate Professor, College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Collegiate Assistant Professor / Harper Schmidt Fellow, Department of Art History,
The University of Chicago
“Re-materialising the “immaterial”: the architecture of the global finance industry”
PhD Student Research Presentations
Book Launch and Discussion with Felicity Scott
Response by Brian Larkin
Discussion moderated by Reinhold Martin
Reception to follow
In Outlaw Territories, Felicity Scott traces the relation of architecture and urbanism to human unsettlement and territorial insecurity during the 1960s and 1970s. Investigating a set of responses to the growing urban unrest in the developed and developing worlds, Scott revisits an era when the discipline of architecture staked out a role in global environmental governance and the biopolitical management of populations. She describes architecture’s response to the displacement of persons brought on by migration, urbanization, environmental catastrophe, and warfare, and she traces architecture’s relationship to the material, environmental, psychological, and geopolitical transformations brought on by postindustrial technologies and neoliberal capitalism after World War II.
At the height of the U.S.-led war in Vietnam and Cambodia, with ongoing decolonization struggles in many parts of the world, architecture not only emerged as a target of political agitation because of its inherent normativity but also became heavily enmeshed with military, legal, and humanitarian apparatuses, participating in scientific and technological research dedicated to questions of international management and security. Once architecture became aligned with a global matrix of forces concerned with the environment, economic development, migration, genocide, and war, its role shifted at times toward providing strategic expertise for institutions born of neoliberal capitalism. Scott investigates this nexus and questions how and to what ends architecture and the environment came to be intimately connected to the expanded exercise of power within the shifting geopolitical frameworks at this time.
Organized by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture in collaboration with Zone Books