Recent Opportunities

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  • Call for Field Editors for caa.reviews

    Dates: 19 Apr – 01 May, 2017

    caa.reviews invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to join its Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a term ending June 30, 2020. An online journal, caa.reviews is devoted to reviewing books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to art history, visual studies, and the arts.

    The journal seeks field editors for books in the following subject areas: digital humanities; Early Modern Iberian and Colonial Latin American Art; nineteenth-century art; Early Modern and Southern European Art. The journal also seeks a field editor for exhibitions in the Northeast. Candidates may be artists, art or design historians, critics, curators, or other professionals in the visual arts; institutional affiliation is not required.

    Working with the caa.reviews editor-in-chief, the editorial board, and CAA’s staff editor, each field editor selects content to be reviewed, commissions reviewers, and reviews manuscripts for publication. Field editors for books are expected to keep abreast of newly published and important books and related media in their fields of expertise, and field editors for exhibitions should be aware of current and upcoming exhibitions (and other related projects) in their geographic regions. The Council of Field Editors meets annually at the CAA Annual Conference. Field editors must pay travel and lodging expenses to attend the conference.

    Candidates must be current CAA members and should not currently serve on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: caa.reviews Editorial Board, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Deidre Thompson, CAA publications assistant. Deadline: May 1, 2017. 

  • Princeton-Mellon Call for Fellows, 2017-18

    Dates: 19 Apr – 12 May, 2017
    The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is pleased to announce a call for fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. Two fellows will be appointed; one fellow will focus on Architecture and Humanities and the other on Urban Adaptation to Climate Change.

    For questions, please email arc-hum@princeton.edu.

    ARCHITECTURE AND HUMANITIES FELLOW

    The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities and the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University (link is external) seek to attract a fellow whose work is grounded in the humanities to collaborate with both programs. Applicants with outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. The fellow may be expected to team-teach a new interdisciplinary design studio for undergraduates that will be required for Urban Studies certificate students, or a seminar on urbanism and the environment, with a member of the design faculty in the School of Architecture at Princeton (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty).

    Please submit a cover letter (including your teaching interests), CV, 1,000 word description of a proposed research project, and a brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, and contact information for three references by May 12, 2017 for full consideration.

    For applicants taking a sabbatical year, please apply here (link is external).

    For applicants seeking a postdoctoral position, please apply here (link is external).

    URBAN ADAPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

    The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, together with the Climate Futures Initiative (link is external) at Princeton University, are seeking fellowship applications in urban adaptation to climate change for the 2017-18 academic year. 

    We seek to attract a Fellow engaged in bridging the environmental sciences, social sciences, planning and architecture and/or the humanities. Fields of specialization might include planning and architecture, cultural studies, geography, history, philosophy, politics, or public policy. We welcome research projects contemplating any given dimension of the relationships between built and natural environments. These could include scholarship on the impact of different urbanization models (e.g.: density vs. sprawl); ethical questions (who wins and who loses in various adaptation scenarios); models of deliberative governance; the arts in the 'anthropocene'; or design solutions to cope with the consequences of climate change. The individual will be required to team-teach an undergraduate course on urban adaptation to changing environmental conditions (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty), and expected to participate regularly in the events and activities of both the Princeton-Mellon Initiative and the Climate Futures Initiative.

    This position is funded through the support of the Princeton Environmental Institute's Urban Grand Challenge, which fosters productive exchanges between students and scholars working in a variety of fields to create an innovative program that combines the study of the natural and built urban environments with a goal of identifying solutions that are sensitive to environmental issues including global change, water resource management, energy efficiency, technology innovation, human and environmental health, as well as equity and fairness, poverty and jobs creation, race, ethnicity, and more intangible notions of belonging.

    Please submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, 1,000 word description of a research project that he/she would undertake as a fellow, and contact information for three references by May 12, 2017.
  • Chicago Schools: Authors, Audiences and History

    Chicago | Dates: 10 – 10 Jul, 2017
    "Chicago Schools: Authors, Audiences, and History," the 2nd International Graduate Student Symposium, will be hosted by the IIT College of Architecture PhD Program in partnership with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
  • Facades and Fashions in Medical Architecture

    New York | Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2017
    This evening is an introduction to the architectural remains of medical care in the city. While many sites of New York’s medical history have been lost, especially interiors and equipment that we can no longer view except through images, New Yorkers are fortunate that our streets still present lively remnants of the past. History professor Bert Hansen will place numerous NYC sites into the main chapters of medical development for the last 200 years. The lecture invites everyone to wander the city with new eyes for medical heritage. This lecture is an optional introduction to places Hansen will share with Friends-only tour groups on the following two Saturdays (May 13 and May 20). The lecture and the two tours are all complementary, but each event is independent and complete in itself. To join the Friends of the Rare Book Room please click here. About the Speaker Bert Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History at Baruch College of CUNY, has been teaching the history of science and medicine since 1974. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Columbia and a PhD in history of science from Princeton. His 2009 book Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes in America was honored by the American Library Association and the Popular Culture Association. His recent articles explore the connections between Louis Pasteur and the art world of 19th-century Paris.
  • What's Your Sign?

    Iowa City | Dates: 19 Apr – 01 Jul, 2017
    The Legacies for Iowa Collections-Sharing Project at the University of Iowa Museum of Artseeks proposals for papers considering the history of retail architecture signage. For as long as goods have been bought and sold, shopkeepers and traders have visually communicated their wares through signs. This breakfast symposium explores the evolution of signage from the shutter paintings of ancient Pompeii to the wooden trade signs hanging along Medieval English streets to the neon of twentieth-century American roadside signs. How have symbols of selling shifted over the centuries? How do retail signs reflect or reject broader visual cultures? What technological shifts have precipitated the most dramatic design departures? Papers may examine the iconography, typography, and materiality of retail signs as well as the cultural, financial, and geo-political forces that shaped storefront signs in the past. Papers may also contend with the future of retail sinage in an increasingly digital and global economy. This public event will be livestreamed and occurs in conjunction with the City of Iowa City Downtown District’s CoSign project, which partners local artists and craftspeople with small business to create exciting and distinctive new signs. SUBMISSION: Proposals from architectural historians, architects, designers, and related specializations welcome. Abstracts (up to 300 words) for 20 minute papers should be submitted with a CV by July 1, 2017. Please submit all materials electronically to Vero Rose Smith (veronica-smith@uiowa.edu). IMPORTANT DATES: July 1, 2017: Submissions due July 15, 2017: Participants notified August 25, 2017: Registration deadline September 9, 2017: Symposium
  • Rae and George Hammer Memorial Visiting Research Fellowship

    Queensland | Dates: 13 – 28 Apr, 2017
    Call for Applications: Rae and George Hammer Memorial Visiting Research Fellowship,
    Fryer Library, University of Queensland,

    Deadline: 28 April 2017.

    This fellowship encourages scholars to visit UQ and to access the Fryer Library collection for your research.  Honours, Masters and PhD
    students, undertaking a research project or paper, from Universities outside of Brisbane are invited to apply.

    Award
    * Up to AU$2500 to be awarded annually as a single prize or split among winners
    * Assistance in accessing the collections by Fryer Library staff

    The award is for expenses relating to a research trip to the UQ Fryer Library for your Honours, Masters or PhD including travel, accommodation, living expenses and research related costs.

    The Fryer Library collectionThe Fryer Library <https://web.library.uq.edu.au/locations-hours/fryer-library> collection embraces Australiana, rare books, literary and political
    papers, architectural plans and the papers of significant UQ scholars  and alumni.

    Enquiries: Email Simon Farley, s.farley@library.uq.edu.au<mailto:s.farley@library.uq.edu.au>, Manager of Fryer Library, about this fellowship.

    For further information, including application process, conditions and eligibility, please see: https://web.library.uq.edu.au/about-us/awards-and-fellowships/rae-and-george-hammer-memorial-visiting-research-fellowship
     
  • The Laboratory Revolution: the Rise of the Modern Laboratory and the Changing Nature of the University, 1850-1950

    Groningen | Dates: 26 – 27 Oct, 2017
    Laboratories are the ultimate place where knowledge is created. What originally had been the workplace of chemists and alchemists, by the end of the nineteenth century had become a standard element in the infrastructure of science. The rise of the laboratory revolutionized the sciences in many ways and continues to do so. This development has been studied over the past decades by many historians, but the tremendous impact the rise of the laboratory had on the university is less well studied. In the nineteenth century, simple lecture halls were replaced by purpose built science laboratories, that could dominate the city scape. Even academic disciplines that on the face of it needed no laboratory space to develop, like astronomy, psychology and linguistics, each acquired their own laboratories. Also metaphorically, the laboratory became the paradigmatic site for scientific and scholarly research, as is shown by the historians, who liked to compare their libraries to laboratories. Finally, the nature of the academic community was tremendously changed by the rise of the laboratory, each laboratory becoming a small, self-contained community of professors, technical assistants, students, and administrative personnel. The conference ‘The Laboratory Revolution’ intends to bring together scholars from different backgrounds to study how the laboratory changed both science and the university. By bringing together the expertise of historians of science and scholarship, historians of architecture, social and cultural historians, and historians of the university, the organizers hope to create a better understanding of the revolution brought about by the rise of the laboratory – a revolution that is still going on. For further information, go to the website: www.labrevolution2017.com Key Note Speakers - Antonio Garcia Belmar (Alicante University) - Klaas van Berkel (University of Groningen) - Ernst Homburg (Maastricht University) - Peter Morris (Science Museum, London) - Alan Rocke (Case Western University, Cleveland) - Geert Vanpaemel (University of Leuven) Practicalities The conference fee is € 75 for early registration, which ends on 30 June. After that date, the fee is € 100 (students pay a fee of € 50). For further information regarding accommodation, travel and registration, see the above mentioned website or contact the organizing Groningen Congres Bureau: info@gcb.nl
  • The Laboratory Revolution: the Rise of the Modern Laboratory and the Changing Nature of the University, 1850-1950

    Groningen | Dates: 14 Apr – 15 May, 2017
    Laboratories are the ultimate place where knowledge is created. What originally had been the workplace of chemists and alchemists, by the end of the nineteenth century had become a standard element in the infrastructure of science. The rise of the laboratory revolutionized the sciences in many ways and continues to do so. This development has been studied over the past decades by many historians, but the tremendous impact the rise of the laboratory had on the university is less well studied. In the nineteenth century, simple lecture halls were replaced by purpose built science laboratories, that could dominate the city scape. Even academic disciplines that on the face of it needed no laboratory space to develop, like astronomy, psychology and linguistics, each acquired their own laboratories. Also metaphorically, the laboratory became the paradigmatic site for scientific and scholarly research, as is shown by the historians, who liked to compare their libraries to laboratories. Finally, the nature of the academic community was tremendously changed by the rise of the laboratory, each laboratory becoming a small, self-contained community of professors, technical assistants, students, and administrative personnel. The conference ‘The Laboratory Revolution’ intends to bring together scholars from different backgrounds to study how the laboratory changed both science and the university. By bringing together the expertise of historians of science and scholarship, historians of architecture, social and cultural historians, and historians of the university, the organizers hope to create a better understanding of the revolution brought about by the rise of the laboratory – a revolution that is still going on. For further information, go to the website: www.labrevolution2017.com Key Note Speakers - Antonio Garcia Belmar (Alicante University) - Klaas van Berkel (University of Groningen) - Ernst Homburg (Maastricht University) - Peter Morris (Science Museum, London) - Alan Rocke (Case Western University, Cleveland) - Geert Vanpaemel (University of Leuven) We welcome abstracts for papers on topics related to the conference theme. Possible themes include: the German Model of Laboratory Science, Planning and Construction of University Laboratories, the Design and Architecture of Laboratories, Social Life in the Laboratory, the Differentiation of Laboratory Space, Laboratories as Teaching Units, and Instruments and Laboratories. See also the provisional program on the website of the conference. Please send the abstract of your proposal to Professor Klaas van Berkel (k.van.berkel@rug.nl) by May 15, 2017. The abstract must be no longer than 500 words, anonymized for the sake of blind reviewing, and sent as a doc or docx file (please do not use pdf format). The author’s name and contact information (affiliation, address and professional status) should be specified in your e-mail message. If you are not sure whether your proposal fits in the program, feel free to contact the organizers at the above e-mail address. Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 23, 2017.
  • Improving Sustainability Concept in Developing Countries

    Cairo | Dates: 12 – 14 Dec, 2017
    Given the importance and the impact of the Earth’s ecological systems and refraining from causing any alterations that might be caused by humans, incorporating sustainability in all levels of our daily life has become a challenge as well as a necessity. Nonetheless, we cannot neglect the responsibility of acting with the best of our knowledge to ensure that our actions do not hinder the opportunities and lives of future generations through implementing ecological and sustainable design and development.
  • Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 2nd Edition

    Luxor | Dates: 23 – 26 Feb, 2018
    Architecture is the platform where all cultures, heritages, traditions, and histories meet, through architectural conservation, the built heritage is prolonged and conserved by the planning of individuals or organizations that works solely for the purpose of conservation & preservation of Architectural heritage. Through critical decisions that are based on the criteria of combining, artistic, contextual, and informational values, the heritage is preserved, restored, or sometimes, no actions might be taken for the best interest of the cultural and architectural heritage.
  • Archaeology of Communism - Expedition to Communist Monuments of Bulgaria

    Sofia | Dates: 17 Jun – 01 Jul, 2017
    A comprehensive introduction to the Communist-era history, art and architecture in Bulgaria and the role of photography and propaganda. Field trips to and photo-sessions at significant and impressive Bulgarian sites from the period located in spectacular urban and natural environment, behind-the-scene visits and meetings with artists and historians all the way from the capital Sofia to the Black Sea.
  • Travel Tour: Modern Mexico City

    Mexico City | Dates: 14 – 22 Oct, 2017
    October 14, 2017 - October 22, 2017
    Mexico City - Hotel Camino Real Polanco (8 nights)

    Tour Leaders: Louise Noelle Gras and Kathryn O'Rourke
    Felix Candela Special Guide: Juan Ignacio del Cueto

    Docomomo US welcome guests to join us for our second travel tour series: Modern Mexico City. This nine-day, eight-night trip will focus exclusively on Mexico City's modern architecture, art and design. Highlights of the tour include a special visit to the house and studio of Luis Barragán and the Barragán designed Gilardi House; many important sites by the Mexican architect Mario Pani including the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) campus (pictured above); and a special full day exploration of the works by Felix Candela including the breathtaking Los Manantiales restaurant. Guests will have the opportunity to visit some of the most important works by Diego Rivera including the murals at the Palacio Nacional and Carcamo de Rio Lerma, with an afternoon visit to the Anahuacali Museum. A full day tour to the archeological site Teotihuacan is planned.

    Modern Mexico City will be led by Louise Noelle Gras, Professor and Researcher at the National University of Mexico and long-standing president of Docomomo Mexico. Joining Ms. Gras will be Kathryn O'Rourke, associate professor of art history at Trinity University and author of the recently published book Modern Architecture in Mexico City. Docomomo Mexico and Felix Candela expert, Juan Ignacio del Cueto, rounds out the tour leadership.

    Guests will stay at the Camino Real Polanco - the legendary hotel designed by Ricardo Legorreta in 1965.

    45 AIA Continuing Education Credits will be available.
  • CFP: Making Futures: Crafting a Sustainable Modernity - Towards a Maker Aesthetics of Production and Consumption

    Devon | Dates: 07 Apr – 22 May, 2017
    Making Futures will be held on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September 2017, at the magnificently sited Mount Edgcumbe House on the River Tamar opposite the City of Plymouth, Devon, UK.

    Making Futures is a research platform exploring contemporary craft and maker movements as ‘change agents’ in 21st century society. Convinced of the transformative potential of small-scale making and its capacity to contribute to new progressive futures, Making Futures seeks to situate these material cultures at the centre of the critical issue facing global consumer society: how we move beyond the reductive instrumentalism of ‘homo economicus’ and modes of mass consumption that are destructive of human and non-human natures. As such our purpose is to examine and promote the possibilities for maker economies built around contemporary craft, neo-artisanal design-to-make and related creative micro-entrepreneurs and movements. We believe that these activities have the potential to consolidate into nascent post-industrial maker ecologies that, while not replacing global consumer manufacturing, can nonetheless contribute substantially to progressive economic and social change at local and regional levels, and beyond.

    Crafting a sustainable Modernity - towards a maker aesthetics of production and consumption.

    We start with recognition of the seemingly intractable crises (social, economic and environmental) of late Modernity. But our concern is to explore this problématique through the optic of contemporary craft and neo-artisanal maker movements, and what might be seen as a new emerging ‘aesthetics’ of production and consumption. Therefore, rather than seeing these emergencies as grounds for a sweeping dismissal of the modern project and all its presuppositions, we take our cue from recent commentators who have called for a re-framing of Modernity - one that seeks to re-imagine, and reinvest in its socially progressive elements.

    However, we also take our cue from the Making Futures community itself and the examples it produces of how we might re-frame, re-imagine and reinvest in the socially progressive possibilities of craft and makers. As this community consistently demonstrates through examples of material thinking-in-action, contemporary craft and maker cultures, so often viewed as inferior and marginal to the political economies of modern life, should be recognised as important components of emerging visions of a progressive future worth striving for.

    In addressing these concerns, Making Futures moves between the individual and the social, the personal and the collective, and explores how they can come together in global examples of emerging post-Fordist maker economies. (For example, in the last edition we looked closely at the north Californian ‘Fibreshed’ movement). In this 2017 edition we will turn to explore a European model based on the Berlin ‘alternative culture’ of auteur makers - their appreciation for materials and strong commitment to city and neighbourhood, their concern for environmental factors, re-cycling and up-cycling, and overall scepticism towards the regimes of fast fashion, luxury fashion and big brands.

    Building upon many of the themes running through its four previous editions Making Futures: Crafting a sustainable Modernity will explore what it means ‘to make’ and its future significations - personally, socially, its possible impact on sustainable agendas, its relation to new technologies, its possible subversion of mass consumption and potential contribution to the emergence of new political economies capable of valuing our needs for social well being and resilient communities that incorporate concerns for human non-human natures alike.
  • Berlin/Los Angeles: Space for Music

    Los Angeles | Dates: 25 Apr – 30 Jul, 2017
    Upcoming, April 25 - July 30
    Research Institute Gallery II

    Free | No ticket required

    Berlin/Los Angeles: Space for Music celebrates the 50th anniversary of the sister-city partnership between Berlin and Los Angeles by exploring two iconic buildings: the Berlin Philharmonic (1963), designed by Hans Scharoun, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003) in Los Angeles, designed by Frank Gehry. Both buildings have captured the public's imagination and become signature features of the urban landscape of each city. Focusing on the buildings' extraordinary interiors, this exhibition brings together original drawings, sketches, prints, photographs, and models to convey each architect's design process. Berlin/Los Angeles demonstrates how the Berlin Philharmonic and the Walt Disney Concert Hall were pivotal in fostering a strong resonance between architecture and the city.
  • CFP: UCLA's Critical Planning Journal - Vol. 24, Spaces of Struggle

    Dates: 07 – 30 Apr, 2017
    Urban regions are catalysts of change. They foster pragmatic politics that
    enables more progressive governance. ?Progress,? however, has to contend
    with histories and structures that grew from exclusionary logic, uneven
    development, and the systematic exploitation of labor. Progress does not
    happen on its own; it emerges from the continued efforts of activists,
    engaged citizens, intellectuals, and professionals that strive for a more
    just city. It requires developing common platforms to facilitate the
    conflicts that inevitably come with differences. Spaces of Struggle is
    about creating spaces that harness differences and transforms them into
    momentum for progressive change.

    This special issues amplifies the discussions that grew out of ?The Space
    of Struggle: A Mini-Conference on Radical Planning
    <https://radicalplanning.wordpress.com/2016-cfp/>,? a pre-conference to the
    annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference in
    November 2016 (Portland, OR), organized by urban planning graduate students
    from around the US. We believe radical planning plays a crucial role in
    creating spaces of struggle but equally solicit submissions from outside
    urban planning to open up pathways beyond exclusionary developments.

    The developments taking place since the inauguration of Donald Trump?s
    administration in the US require rapid and assertive intellectual
    engagement. The rise of Trump illustrates a unique moment when
    exclusionary, anti-labor politicians give the neoliberal system a ?face?
    that can serve to unify activists, policy actors, and intellectuals behind
    concrete goals. This is a global issue and we strongly encourage
    submissions that engage with the international context of the overlap
    between far-right politics and neoliberalism. CPJ is particularly
    interested in papers that address the following themes:

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      Historical systems and practices reproducing/spatializing inequality,
      injustice
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      Gentrification, displacement, evictions, exclusion, housing, redlining,
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      Labor, precariat, bodies, biopower, reproduction, informality
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      Domination, depoliticization, neoliberalism, financialization, austerity
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      Social movements, insurgency, collaboration/alliances across
      communities, activists, professionals and academics
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      Radical planning, community action research, policy, law, the state
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      Anarchist, socialist, feminist and queer planning
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      Sanctuary cities, commons, occupy, dissensus, democracy, agonistic
      pluralism
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      Race, Black Lives Matters, color-blindness, white supremacy
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      Environmental justice, political ecology, natures


    *PLEASE SEND SUBMISSIONS TO* *CRITPLAN@UCLA.EDU* <critplan@ucla.edu>* BY
    APRIL 30, 2017.*


    CRITICAL PLANNING JOURNAL is a peer-review journal founded and run by
    graduate students at the University of California, Los Angeles, and housed
    within the Department of Urban Planning. Please, consult the guidelines for
    authors <https://criticalplanning.squarespace.com/guidelines> for more
    detail on how to submit to the journal.
  • Inside | Outside: Trading between Art and Architecture

    Ghent | Dates: 04 – 06 May, 2017
    The conference Inside | Outside: Trading between Art and Architecture is the inaugural event of the ‘Is Architecture Art?’ research project, and will be held at KASK / School of Arts, Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, between 4-6 May 2017.

    If you are interested in attending the conference, please click here to register.

    Artist Sarah Oppenheimer (US) www.sarahoppenheimer.com and architect John Körmeling (NL) www.johnkormeling.nl will deliver the keynote presentations. There will also be paper presentations from academics from Europe, the United States and Australia, each focusing on concrete cases of the reciprocal trade between art and architecture. More details and a complete list of speakers is below:

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    Since the 1960s, art and architecture have experienced a radical and reciprocal trade: while artists have simulated ‘architectural’ means such as plans and models, built actual structures outside art institutions, or intervened directly into urban and public spaces, architects have evoked ‘artistic’ strategies such as sculptural objects and installations, inside art institutions, in exhibitions, biennales and art events. At the same time, art institutes themselves have combined both activities in an interdisciplinary, hybrid field, playing with the conditional differences between the literal and institutional boundaries of inside and out.

    Expanding one’s practice was not only a matter of repudiating and transgressing the disciplinary limits and medium-related dogmas of modernism, however. It was also a question of choosing and evaluating instruments. After all, when “there’s only art” (Burgin) or when “everything is architecture” (Hollein), the methods and concepts of cultural practice, as well as the status of disciplinary objects, are up for grabs.

    The conference Inside | Outside will focus on specific examples or ‘cases’ of the two-way directions of transaction: artists adopting architectural means on the one hand, and architects adopting artistic strategies on the other. In particular, it will study both historical and contemporary examples of the transposition of means and strategies from architecture to art, and vice versa, up to the point where their status, meaning or function is dislodged and transformed.

    The conference Inside | Outside wants to investigate the potential openings and possible deadlocks of such exchanges, both in terms of the means and strategies they displace and the context in which they happen—that is, inside or outside institutional spaces and venues. In this sense, the interest lies less in how means and strategies mobilize disciplines than the other way around.

    Each speaker is invited to discuss a singular project that exemplifies the reciprocal trade between art and architecture. Papers will address iterations of the current phenomenon of art institutions commissioning architects to produce temporary, largely function-less pavilions and installations; the exhibition of architecture; collaborations between artists and architects; and the use of architecture as a medium or subject by artists.

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    Keynote Lecture: 4 May, 2017
    Sarah Oppenheimer, Artist, New York (US)

    Keynote Lecture: 5 May, 2017
    John Körmeling, Architect, Eindhoven (NL)

    Paper presentations 05-06 May 2017
    Angelique Campens (KASK Ghent)
    Guy Châtel (UGent)
    Wouter Davidts (UGent)
    Mark Dorrian (The University of Edinburgh)
    Susan Holden (University of Queensland)
    Maarten Liefooghe (VUB)
    Mark D. Linder (Syracuse University)
    John Macarthur (University of Queensland)
    Philip Metten (KASK Ghent)
    Ashley Paine (University of Queensland)
    Emily E. Scott (ETH Zurich)
    Léa-Catherine Szacka (Oslo School of Architecture and Design)
    Annalise Varghese (University of Queensland)
    Stefaan Vervoort (UGent)
    Stephen Walker (The University of Manchester)
    Rosemary Willink (University of Queensland)
  • PhotoSynthesis: What You Need To Know About Photographs

    Astoria | Dates: 25 – 25 Apr, 2017
    Don’t wait! The deadline is fast approaching to sign up for the ARCS Photo Workshop “PhotoSynthesis: What You Need to Know About Photographs”in Astoria, Queens (a borough of New York City for those unfamiliar). 5 experts will lead a full program covering identification and description of photographs, copyright, framing and mounting, display, storage, installation and packing. You will learn things about photography related care that you didn’t know that you didn't know! The modest registration fee includes lunch and full access to the fabulous venue, the Museum of the Moving Image. Between permanent and temporary exhibitions and exciting interactive experiences, it’s a must-see! Register here by April 18th, 2017. ....and the day will be capped by an ARCS Social at PS1, MoMA’s venue for cutting edge work. Collections specialists and registrars, ARCS members and non-members are all invited whether attending the workshop or not. See more below.
  • Call for Papers: EAHN Thematic Conference "The Tools of the Architect"

    Delft and Rotterdam | Dates: 22 – 24 Nov, 2017
    The European Architectural History Network (EAHN) is pleased to announce the EAHN’s fifth thematic conference The Tools of the Architect, to be held at Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut HNI (Delft and Rotterdam, The Netherlands) on 22 – 24 November 2017.

    Architects have for their activities of drawing, writing and building always depended upon the potential of particular tools –ranging from practical instruments such as straight edges, French curves, compasses, rulers and pencils to conceptual tools such as working drawings, collages, photographic surveys, infographics, diagrams, casts and mass models.

    As technologies advanced the toolbox of architects has changed and expanded. Today architects have an extraordinary array of sophisticated tools at their disposal but also rely on many of same tools as their 18th and 19th century peers. Working drawings, pencils and tracing paper continue to appear in the designer’s studio while their role and potential is being redefined.

    Time and time again, architects have engaged with new tools. The quest to find the most appropriate and adequate tools to articulate, test and communicate design ideas has never ended, and in this pursuit architects have appropriated tools from other disciplines, such as art, historiography, sociology, philosophy, computer sciences and engineering. Out of this perspective the tools of the architect have become a field of intense exploration of the encounter of architecture with other disciplinary perspectives.

    Inventions and innovations of tools throughout history have not only provided better answers to questions of analyzing and representing the built environment, but they have also pointed to new ways of conceiving and intervening. Ellipsographs made it possible to precisely draw an elliptical space in the 19th century and computer-aided drafting software has allowed for a new conception and construction of complex geometries in the 20th and 21st century. New tools have continuously affected the imagination, character and qualities of architectural projects.

    This conference wants to focus on the changing practical and conceptual tools of the architect and their effect on the logos and praxis of architecture. The conference will be structured along three thematic lines:

    1. The Instruments of the Architect (i.e. the apparata and equipment of the architect)
    2. The Tools of Analysis (i.e. the devices to study architecture and the built environment in general)
    3. The Tools of Intervention (i.e. the devices to intervene in the built environment)

    We welcome papers that consider the tools of the architect from this threefold perspective. Papers should be based on well-documented research that is primarily analytical and interpretative rather than descriptive in nature.

    Abstracts (of 500 words) can be registered and uploaded on toolsofarchitect.com
    Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2017

    Time Frame
    15 May 2017: Deadline Submission of abstracts
    15 June 2017: Notification of Acceptance
    1 September 2017: Full papers

    Conference Chairs
    Tom Avermaete, Delft University of Technology
    Merlijn Hurx, Utrecht University

    Organising Committee
    Carola Hein, Delft University of Technology
    Marie-Terese van Thoor, Delft University of Technology
    Koen Ottenheym, Utrecht University
    Petra Brouwer, University of Amsterdam
    Dirk van den Heuvel, Jaap Bakema Study Centre/ Het Nieuwe Instituut

    Keynote speakers
    Mari Lending (professor of architectural theory and history, Oslo School of Architecture and Design/ OCCAS: the Oslo Center for Critical Architectural Studies)

    Michiel Riedijk (professor at Chair of Public Building, Delft University of Technology/ Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Rotterdam)

    Third Keynote speaker, tbc

    Location and Dates
    TU Delft and HNI, Rotterdam, The Netherlands/ 22 – 24 November 2017  

    Scientific Committee
    Tom Avermaete, Delft University of Technology
    Merlijn Hurx, Utrecht University
    Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
    Maristella Casciatio, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
    Anthony Gerbino, University of Manchester
    Sebastian Fitzner, Freie Universität Berlin
    Wolfgang Lefevre, Max Planck Institute, Berlin

    More info
    https://toolsofarchitect.com
  • The Basics of Wood Window Repair

    Portland | Dates: 13 – 13 May, 2017
    Contrary to the mass marketing that fills our mailboxes, original windows can be refreshed and repaired to meet today’s energy savings goals. At the same time, preserving original windows also preserves historic character and re-uses material that is inherently sustainable. This workshop covers the basics of identifying problems and repairing the wood windows in our older homes. Original wood windows are the “eyes of a building” and contribute tremendous charm and authenticity to our older homes. But after many years of openings and closings, coupled with the impacts of seasonal weather changes, our windows can develop a set of maintenance needs that must be attended to. To address these issues, the AHC welcomes back Patty Spencer, owner of Fresh Air Sash Cord Repair Inc. Patty will share her years of experience in preserving and restoring the function of original, double-hung, wood windows found in homes built in the 1940s and earlier. With a focus on improving function, this workshop will cover the basics that owners of older homes should know, including: signs of window deterioration, preventive maintenance measures, good maintenance and repair practices, plus good ideas about weatherization. Window replacement is not a cost-effective means of saving energy, and is certainly not “green.” If you love your original, double-hung windows, but just wish they worked better - they can! Come learn to do-it-yourself from a local expert.
  • Call for Nominations: 2017 “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award

    Lynchburg | Dates: 30 Mar – 01 Jul, 2017
    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

    2017 “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award

    The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) seeks nominations for the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves, rehabilitates, or restores a historic property - including a building, a structure, or a complex of buildings and/or structures - in an outstanding manner and that demonstrates excellence in research, documentation, design, and execution. Projects with a public interpretation component are encouraged, but not required. Projects in the twelve-state SESAH region - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia - that were completed in 2015 or 2016 are eligible. 

    Criteria for consideration:
    • Quality of the project documentation, research, and/or design plan;
    • Importance of the property type within its particular context (national, regional, state, local);
    • Quality of execution;
    • Anticipated benefits; and
    • Degree to which the project saved a historic property from likely demolition.

    Nominations should consist of no more than two pages of project description and be accompanied by illustrations and any other supporting material, including a project budget and timeline. A cover letter should identify the owner of the property, the historic and current use of the property, and the names and contact information of all the major participants of the project. 

    Email the nomination as a single PDF or as a link to a single PDF posted on Google Drive/Dropbox the 2017 “Best of the South” award committee chairperson, Blake Wintory at lakeport.ar@gmail.com.

    Deadline: July 1, 2017.  

    The 2017 “Best of the South” Award winner will be announced at the 2017 SESAH Annual Meeting held in Lynchburg, Virginia, from October 11-14. 

    For more information about the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award and SESAH, visit www.sesah.org.
     
    Southeast Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians [SESAH]
    Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture
    Criteria for Consideration
    2017

    A preservation/rehabilitation/restoration project (a building or complex of buildings) that demonstrates excellence or innovation in one or more of the following categories:

    • Architectural history research (documentary or physical)
    • Architectural documentation (investigative details or a record of work performed)
    • Architectural design plan
    • Technique of conservation and/or restoration of fabric
    • Interpretation of the project to the public

    This award is for "historic preservation" of historic architecture.  It is for projects completed in either 2015 or 2016.  Projects with completion dates prior to 2015 or that have not yet been completed will be eliminated from consideration.  

    A "preservation," as opposed to a “rehabilitation” or "restoration," project can mean very different approaches and outcomes; therefore, a project's stated goals and outcome will be judged against projects of like nature.  If a project is an adaptive use, how innovative or successful was the project in preserving the architectural character of the building(s)?  Also, does the project sustain cultural heritage in a way that engages the community to consider and preserve its architectural character?

    Each project will be judged using these factors:
    • Quality of project documentation, research, and/or design plan
    • Importance of property type within its particular context (national, regional, local)
    • Quality of execution
    • Anticipated benefits
    • Degree to which the project saved a historic property from likely demolition.
     
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