Recent Opportunities

  • CFP: RA, Revista de Arquitectura issue 20. Nature as Construction Material

    Dates: 06 Jul, 2017 – 28 Feb, 2018

    RA, Revista de Arquitectura is a forum for the academic debate concerning architecture as a cultural reality of undeniable importance and impact and as object for careful consideration, study and research. It is a channel for the intellectual output of the Theory and History, Urban Design and Design Departments, although it is open to articles and contributions from other fields. RA, Revista de Arquitectura is a peer reviewed magazine, and it is included in the main international databases.

    CFP for issue 20 is open to contributions in English and Spanish in the link Call for Papers at: 

    Guest editor, Jes?s Vasallo (Rice University, Houston TX), proposes Nature as Construction material as a field of study and welcomes submissions by young and established scholars and architects until February 28, 2018.

    Guidelines for authors and instructions are available at:

    Contact details:

    Ra. Revista de Arquitectura

    Escuela T?cnica Superior de Arquitectura Universidad de Navarra

    31009 Pamplona (Espa?a

  • CAA Feb 2018 in LA: HGSCEA session

    Los Angeles | Dates: 05 Jul – 14 Aug, 2017
    College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California
    February 21-4, 2018
    Deadline: Aug 14, 2017

    Critical Race Art Histories in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe
    Session sponsored by the Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art (HGSCEA)
    Chair: Allison Morehead, Queen’s University,

    Critical race theory, which entered art history through postcolonial analyses of representations of black bodies, has remained relatively peripheral to art historical studies of Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe, whose colonial histories differ from those of countries such as Britain, France, and the United States. At the same time, art historical examinations of white supremacy in the Nazi period are frequently sectioned off from larger histories of claims to white superiority and privilege. Centering critical race theory in the art histories of Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe, this panel will consider representations of race in the broadest of terms — including “white makings of whiteness,” in the words of Richard Dyer. We invite papers that together will explore the imagination and construction of a spectrum of racial and ethnic identities, as well as marginalization and privilege, in and through German, Scandinavian, and Central European art, architecture, and visual culture in any period. How have bodies been racialized through representation, and how might representations of spaces, places, and land — the rural or wilderness vs. the urban, for instance — also be critically analyzed in terms of race? Priority will be given to papers that consider the intersections of race with other forms of subjectivity and identity.

    Please send 250-word proposals, a completed session participation proposal form, and a short academic CV to:
    Allison Morehead ( by 14 August 2017.

    Please consult the guidelines on the CAA call for participation ( for further details.
  • Unity Temple Tours Resume

    Oak Park | Dates: 01 Jul – 31 Dec, 2017

    Guided Interior Tour
    Unity Temple (1905-08) represents a defining moment in Frank Lloyd Wright’s early career. Designed in Wright’s Oak Park Studio for his own Unitarian congregation, it is one of the first public buildings in America to feature exposed concrete and is Wright’s greatest public building of his Prairie era. The harmony of the building’s strikingly geometric architecture and decorative elements exemplifies Wright’s theory of organic design. Unity Temple announced a new era of innovation in modern architecture.

    Late in his career, Wright remarked: “Unity Temple makes an entirely new architecture — and is the first expression of it. That is my contribution to modern architecture.”

    A National Historic Landmark since 1970, Unity Temple is once again open to the public after completion of a comprehensive restoration. Even repeat visitors will appreciate anew Wright’s bold use of light, space and unconventional materials to create one of his most significant accomplishments.

    Tours starting July 1.
    Monday - Thursday 10 am - 4 pm, Friday 10 am - 3 pm, Saturday 9 - 11 am.

    Self-Guided Tours and In-depth Tours also available.
  • CFP: Interstices 19, "Surface/Pattern"

    Dates: 29 Jun – 31 Jul, 2017

    Submission deadline: 31 July 2017

    Surface and ornament are periodically reviewed, discarded and pursued. More recently, there has been an interest in the writing of Aby Warburg, Alois Riegl, Gottfried Semper, Adolf Loos, Hermann Muthesius, and Le Corbusier. They have been made prominent by issues of animation (see, for example, Papapetros 2012, Payne 2013, van Eck 2014) and digitation (see for example Spuybroek 2008 and Schumacher 2009).

    Incrustations, protuberances, textured expressions, smoothed surfaces, surfaces enlivened as screens – are they ornament or cladding? The forthcoming issue of Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, “Surface/Pattern”, pursues the tension between ornament, adornment, object enlivenment, cladding, surface and pattern and explores the strange animations inherent in surface-pattern continua.

    Thought in one direction, smooth surface tends towards speed and a friction-less gloss; in another, pattern stirs surfaces, inciting decelerating, contemplation, and even deviation. Etymologically, ‘surface’ accords with the revealing of an upper or outward layer, but it also points to things that receive a surface through polishing or finishing. Surface, as a verb, intimates an active surface/depth relationship.

    Pattern suggests the imposition of a plan or design that ultimately models or leads back to exemplars and the impact of patrons. Conjunctures of surface-patterns thus encompass rich and complex narrative effects.

    This call for papers invites considerations, at a range of scales, of surface-pattern complexes like territory and landscapes, built assemblages and ‘cladding’, interior surfaces, décor and furniture, sculpture or objects of the decorative arts.

    The issue is motivated by a renewed fascination with the architectural surface and the expressive effects it mobilises – effects that both eschew and uneasily dabble in the decorative. Material mediation has become a means for experimentation, a way of teasing out smooth geometries, tessellated patterns, iconic figures and textures. All of these may perform technical functions, as well, like joining or harmoniously accommodating incremental and differential movement.

    If, following Paul Virilio, the built, like the social, is inseparable from a politics of speed (in which surfaces, ways, and conduits at every scale are ‘policed’ in order to arrest impediments to an accelerating commerce of motion and passage), we might wonder what role patterning plays today.

    As Giles Deleuze and Felix Guattari have argued, periodic repetition is key to encoding a milieu, founding territoriality and place-specificity. However, it is also a rhythmic vehicle running on difference, a metrical, staggered and reversible time of variable intensities, in which beginning and end are confused (Bogue 2003: 28). Performative and plastic arts in the Pacific and elsewhere use repetition not only as aesthetic device but also “to symbolise and effect relations of mana” (Tomlinson & Tengan 2015: 17), both channelling affective force and representing memory and knowledge to those who understand (Clark 2006: 12; Nepia 2013: 133, 197).

    Pattern and rhythm run free of and extend beyond planar fixity, implicating faces and surfaces that may change, reverse or combine, they alter perception and architectural space. Surfaces, beyond their seconding within building hierarchies, open onto movement and shifting states (Taylor 2009: 47). Architecture, then, can be rethought in relation to an outside that is not kept out or apart, in terms of surfaces, flatness, dynamism and movement rather than stasis (Grosz 1995: 135). Patterned and patterning, surfaces provide a saturated environment rich in repetition, difference and an atmosphere by which architecture is more than a machinic structure. As the distinctions between structures and ornaments, function, form, façade and decor are reconceptualised, surfaces are no longer decorative elements but entities in themselves. Surface “turns into architecture [as the] surface becomes weighted, deep, differentiated, tartan, alternating, camouflaged, tonal, gradated, textured, branded, serial” (Bruno 2014: 93).

    It is with this sense of the spatial effects potentiated by surface-pattern that we invite you to submit a paper for the forthcoming issue of Interstices. For various publishing options and the required formatting, please refer to the Guidelines for Submissions on the Interstices website.

    Call for Papers Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts invites submissions for issue 19 of the journal due for publication in December 2017. Authors may submit academic and practice-oriented, fully written as well as visual, contributions for this issue.

    Please submit full papers for the Interstices 19 journal issue to Sue Hedges ( by 31st July 2017. Submissions may comprise up to 5000 word papers or visual/audio/moving image works with an accompanied text of approximately 500 words. All submission will be double blind refereed. The journal’s non-refereed section welcomes papers up to 2500 words, as well as project reports and reviews of up to 1000 words. Visit our website to view the Guidelines for Submissions for details about the reviewing process, copyright issues and formatting:

    We look forward to your contribution!

    Journal editors: Ross Jenner, Sue Hedges, Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul

  • Modernism and the Museum Space in Germany

    London | Dates: 05 – 05 Jul, 2017
    This symposium will explore the ways in which the advanced architecture of the early twentieth century in Germany confronted the space of the museum, and was itself curated and presented for display.

    Max Sternberg, Cambridge University
    Choreographies of the medieval: The Schnütgen Museum in Cologne 1910-1932

    Jeremy Aynsley, University of Brighton
    Curating Bauhaus Houses, 1923-2019

    Respondent: Robin Schuldenfrei, Courtauld Institute of Art
  • CFP: IASTE 2018 (Coimbra, 4-7 Oct 18)

    Coimbra | Dates: 22 Jun – 06 Nov, 2017

    IASTE 2018   |   Coimbra, Portugal   |   October 4-7, 2018



    Past IASTE conferences have dealt with themes as diverse as Value, Myth, Utopia, Border and many others. This conference intends to prolong this collective reflection by foregrounding an examination of the ways in which the domain of the political and traditions in and of the built environment are intertwined. While the political in traditions has always been part of the debate at IASTE conferences, at a time of struggles globally around the meaning and the practices of political participation in making the built environment, it is valuable to address how the built environment has been shaped by state apparatuses or by citizens to advance diverse political positions, often deploying imaginaries of tradition, purportedly rejecting emerging spatial practices and political subjectivities.

    Consequently, the conference will offer reflections both on the importance of the concept of tradition for the political question in itself and on the ways in which variants of governance structures face the question of tradition in the built environment. Participants are encouraged to question the practice of tradition in the production of space in relation to different regimes of politics. In addition, the conference will examine the systems of politics as a category of tradition, reflecting on how the construction and deconstruction of professional political bodies act on the built environment.

    As in past IASTE conferences, scholars and practitioners from architecture, architectural history, art history, anthropology, archeology, folklore, geography, history, planning, sociology, political science, urban studies, and related disciplines are invited to submit papers that address one of the following tracks:

    Track I: Traditions of Everyday Social Practices and the Shaping of Architecture and Urbanism Papers in this track will be attentive to how everyday practices of the built environment, or the creation and recreation of the built environment by citizens, continuously produce and reproduce orders of the political, as well as political subjectivities. Emphasis will be given to the contestations between different groups under accelerating neoliberalization; how these dynamics have been reshaping the political landscapes around the world today. How does urban informality interact productively with the state apparatus in the shaping of politics, notably at a time of material struggles around the role of migrants in Europe and elsewhere? How are spaces, both urban and virtual, practiced everyday or through events of insurgence in ways that condition political futures? How do actual practices of housing and urbanity resist and subvert expert imaginations of the political? Papers in this track may confront everyday social practices and their impact on institutional politics.

    Track II: Theorizing the Political from the Spaces of Traditional Environments Contemporary research in political science and related fields rarely consider actual built environments or the implications for understanding the political in relationship to theories of space. This may also include the politics of contestation of traditional environments and their consumption in the process of nation building. Papers in this track will address how contemporary theories of the political or of democracy, in their diversity, can learn from built environment research dealing with tradition, particularly in the cities of the global South where the majority of humans live today under conditions of neoliberalism, mass migration, and a refugee crisis. Papers also addressing the funding conditions of public infrastructure and urban renewal around the world are welcome.

    Track III: The Political in Tradition and Place: An Open Track Papers in this track will explore how tradition is deployed in architecture and in planning to support prospective imaginations of the urban that are integral to situated political-economic regime projects. Papers in this track will also address the traditions of development practices and their impact on the formation of the contemporary state and its apparatus, including in former colonial spaces, for example through the establishment of networks of standardized spaces like parks, schools, and administrative buildings. Papers considering the persistences of a rationality of colonialism in the ways in which traditions are deployed in political projects, through flexible modes of valuation or rejection of tradition, are encouraged. Papers also addressing the impact of movements like ?Brexit? and ?American first? on the built environment are particularly welcome.


    To submit an abstract, please use the online abstract submission form:

    Please refer to our website for detailed instructions on abstract submissions. A one-page abstract of 500 words and a one-page CV are required.

    Proposals for complete panels of four to five papers are also welcome. Please indicate the track in which the panel fits. Panel submissions must include an overall abstract as well as abstracts and CVs from all proposed speakers. IASTE may accept the panel as a whole or only accept individual abstracts and place them in appropriate tracks.

    All papers must be written and presented in English. Following a blind peer-review process, papers may be accepted for presentation at the conference and/or for publication in the IASTE Working Paper Series.

    Contributors whose abstracts are accepted must pre-register for the conference, pay the registration fee of $425 (which includes a special discounted IASTE membership), and prepare a full-length paper of 20-25 double-spaced pages. Registered students may qualify for a reduced registration fee of $225 (which includes a special discounted IASTE membership). All participants must be IASTE members. Please note that expenses associated with hotel accommodations, travel, and additional excursions are not covered by the registration fee and must be paid directly to the hotel or designated travel agent. The registration fee covers the conference program, conference abstracts, and access to all conference activities, theme sessions, keynote plenary talks, receptions, the conference dinner, and a walking and bus tour of the city.

  • ABE Journal - Architecture Beyond Europe, CFP open for issue 13 (2018), 'Constructions of Tradition'

    Dates: 20 Jun – 15 Oct, 2017
    ABE Journal - Architecture Beyond Europe is accepting paper submissions for Issue 13, 2018: ‘Constructions of Tradition', guest edited by Clara Ilham Álvarez Dopico and Bulle Tuil Leonetti, InVisu, Paris (France).
  • CFP: Architectural Heritage '17 (Istanbul, 13-14 Oct 17)

    Istanbul | Dates: 16 Jun – 07 Jul, 2017

    13-14 October 2017
    Istanbul, Turkey

    International Conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage and Urban History will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).

    The event will be held on the same days with STRUCTURE IN ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES '17 / International Conference on Structure in Architecture and Building Technologies. Participants will be able to attend any of the sessions of these conferences.

    All abstracts are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.

    We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.

    For the publication opportunities, registration conditions and presentation instructions, please visit the REGISTRATION INFO page. For accommodation opportunities and city tours, please read the ACCOMMODATION & TOURS page

    Heritage architecture and historical aspects
    Assessment and reuse of historical buildings
    Learning from the past
    Material characterisation and techniques
    Heritage masonry buildings
    modern heritage
    Surveying and monitoring
    Simulation and modelling
    Seismic vulnerability
    Transportation heritage
    Incorporate management techniques and decision making
    Cultural and religious identities and their manifestation of heritage.
    Awareness of heritage rehabilitation projects.
    Innovative adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of historic areas.
    Heritage planning policy, design guidelines, and community development.
    Legislative tools and policies for cultural heritage protection.
    Best practices in an assessment, designating and managing world heritage.
    Economics of conservation and sustainable environment.
    Promotion of heritage and cultural tourism.
    Cultural heritage and media.
    New approaches and concepts in conservation of cultural heritage in historic cities.
    Interior design solutions for historic buildings and authenticity of the place.

    Abstract submission:
    JULY 7, 2017
    SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
    Full papers submission:
    SEPTEMBER 8, 2017


  • 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.
  • CFP: 106th ACSA Annual Meeting | The Ethical Imperative (Denver, 15-17 Mar 18)

    Denver | Dates: 25 May – 20 Sep, 2017

    106th ACSA Annual Meeting  |  The Ethical Imperative
    March 15-17, 2018  |  Denver, Colorado
    Co-chairs: Amir Ameri, University of Colorado Denver & Rebecca O’Neal Dagg, Auburn University

    Host School: University of Colorado Denver


    Paper Submission Deadline: SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

    ACSA invites paper submissions under the following 18 thematic session topics plus an additional open category. Authors may submit only one paper per session topic. The same paper may not be submitted to multiple topics.

    See website for full CFP.
  • 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.
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