Bauakademie am Schinkelplatz, 10117 Berlin, October 13 - 15, 2016
All the Beauty of the World. The Western Market for non-European
Artefacts (18th-20th century)
In the wake of the Western expansion, a fast growing number of
non-European artefacts entered the European market. They initially made
their way into princely cabinets of curiosities. Made possible by the
forced opening and exploitation of more and more parts of the world and
pushed by social and technological changes of the time, the 18th
century brought a boom of the market of non-European artefacts in
Europe. This came along with the emergence of a broader collecting
culture and the development of a rich museumscape.
This market and its development between 18th and 20th century in terms
of actors and networks involved, methods and places of exchange and
monetary and ideological value of the objects are in the focus of an
international symposium organized by the Institute for Art History in
cooperation with the Center for Art Market Studies at Technical
University Berlin, the Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine
(CNRS) and the Labex TransferS (PSL) in Paris.
Convenors: Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy, Dr. Christine Howald (Technische
Universität Berlin), Dr. Charlotte Guichard (Institut d'histoire
moderne et contemporaine/CNRS, Paris)
Hear SHoP Architects principal Gregg Pasquarelli talk through his most high profile projects. Founded in New York City in 1996, SHoP Architects has made a name for itself in designing large-scale projects that transform neighborhoods. From Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to Manhattan’s American Copper Buildings—connected by a three-story sky bridge—to their recent commission at the National Veterans Resource Complex at Syracuse University, SHoP is an in-demand firm that Fast Company called the “Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World.”
AIA/CES Credit: 1 LU
Ticket price includes complimentary beer, wine or soft drinks.
Discount tickets are available with a valid student ID for $12 at the CAF Box Office.
INTESDA 3rd Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability - ACAHS 2016
3-5 December 3-5 2016
ACAHS 2016 is a weekend, international, peer-reviewed event that promotes a critical understanding of the innovative and organic approaches from the Arts and Humanities toward sustainability.
This interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, students and professionals invites proposals of 250 words by Friday, September 30, 2016 on these areas,
Anthropology and Archaeology
Art and Art History
Dance, Music and Performing Arts
Design and Eco-Design
Eco-criticism, Literature and Sustainability
Environment, Energy and Water
Film, Radio, Television
Gender, Sexuality, Inequality and Justice
Language Education and Globalization
Literature of the World
Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
The conference, co-organised with AMPS, welcomes case studies, design proposals, research projects, investigative papers and theoretical considerations on the conference themes in various formats:
Conference presentations (20 minutes)
Written papers (3,000 words)
Alternative proposals: Pecha Kucha, short films, photo essays etc.
In-person and virtual presentations (via Skype, etc.)
Delegates are given the option to present their work at conference either with or without an accompanying full written paper.
3,000 word papers will be published online and later in an ebook. Subject to review, selected authors will be invited to develop longer versions of their papers for Special Issues of the Architecture_MPS journal.
All abstracts and papers are fully double blind peer-reviewed.
The deadline for submission is Friday 20 October 2016. For more details and a submission form, please see the full conference call at AMPS or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issue #87 of Interartive aims to focus on street art in the following
- Street art, architecture and urban spaces
- The role of digital media in project communication
- Styles, methods of intervention and practices of action
- Participatory and urban regeneration processes
- Institutionalization forms of the phenomenon.
Submissions must be made by the deadline of September 20, 2016.
All material intended for publication in InterArtive should be sent to
the attention of Modesta Di Paola and Marco Mondino by mail at:
email@example.com with mail subject: "Street art And Its Languages".
The text should be in Spanish and/or English.
Texts should be around 800 to 3000 words: PUBLISHNG GUIDELINES Texts
The works and art projects will be published in the form of Online
Exhibition (images and short text): PUBLISHING GUIDELINES Artworks
The 87th issue of Interartive will be published at the end of September
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 30 March — 2 April 2017
Proposals due by 15 September 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Color in Eighteenth-Century Architecture
Basile Baudez, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV
Although associated with baroque exuberance born after the Counter Reformation movement or the nineteenth-century rediscovery of polychromy in Greek architecture, color was far from absent from eighteenth-century architecture—even if critics like Quatremère de Quincy, or draftsmen like Boullée, favored monochromy on built structures and their representation. At a moment when color was invading every aspect of daily life, when artists and printers were developing new ways to diffuse color reproductions, when authors from Roger de Piles to Goethe were revalorizing the evocative and sensualist effectiveness of color, how did architects respond to this pressure, both in their drawings and buildings? The geographic breath of this session is left deliberately open, but proposals should be unified by their close attention to the complex and paradoxical relationship between theory and practical use of color in architecture in the eighteenth-century. Key issues will include comparisons of attitudes towards color in different national traditions, the decision to hide or reveal colored materials, the place of color in architectural definitions of beauty or connotations of color within typologies, spaces or specific periods.
Call for papers
International on-line scientific peer reviewed journal MDCCC 1800
Deadline for abstracts: 12 October 2016
Deadline for submission of papers: 30 December 2016.
Call for papers
The call for papers for the 6th issue of the MDCCC1800 journal is now
Arts on display: the 19th century international expositions.
The international online peer reviewed journal MDCCC1800 wishes to
celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Exposition universelle held in
Paris in 1867 with an issue dedicated to the phenomenon of the
international exhibitions set up during the 19th century.?We welcome
original, unpublished articles offering in-depth analysis of the
developments, significance and legacy of this phenomenon starting from
the Universal Exhibition of London (1851).
Contributors are free to propose any topic related to the general
theme, such as the study of single national participations, the impact
of the events on public opinion, the display architectures, the
diffusion of decorative arts and photography etc.
A list of suggested topics, by no means exhaustive, includes:?
- The national participation to the events (committees, single artists,
works of art)
- The art market: private collectors and museum acquisitions?
- The divulgation of the arts: publicity, magazines, exhibitions
- The social and pedagogical role of international exhibitions?
- Architecture, outfitting, national pavilions?
- The use of decorative arts and photography at the events?
- Colonialism and the influence and reception of non-European cultures
- Literature and the arts: the narration of the exhibitions?
- Correspondence (relationships among artists, architects, art critics
- The role played by the Antiquities at the exhibitions (as models for
inspiring artists; means for showing prestige; physical emblems for the
building of identity; political propaganda etc)
Papers in Italian, English, French, Spanish and German are welcome.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION | Please submit an abstract concerning the topic
you propose with a provisional title and a short autobiography. The
abstract should not exceed 3,000 characters (spaces included). Files
should be submitted by 12 October 2016. The authors of selected
abstracts will receive a reply within two weeks (by 26 October 2016).
The editorial rules concerning the text and any images the author might
wish to include are available (in Italian, English and Spanish) at the
We suggest that articles should be of a length between 20,000 and
40,000 characters. All articles will undergo a double peer review
process prior to publication.
Articles should be uploaded on the MDCCC1800 platform before 30
To obtain the credentials which will allow authors to register to the
platform, please send an e-mail to the editorial board at the following
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries you might have
regarding the application or any further stage of the process.
Perceptions of Architecture in Early Modern Europe
Saturday, 5 November 2016
Kenworthy Hall, St. Mary's College, Durham University, Durham, UK
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Across discourses and media, early modern Europeans encountered advice about and models for interacting with the built environment around them. Architects scattered brief instructions for designing a viewer’s experience throughout their treatises, poets narrated imagined tours of house and estate, and artists who composed prints and paintings of buildings located viewers at particular vantage points. Simultaneously, philosophers and scientists debated human perception of the physical world at large – for example, explanation first by Aristotelian Scholastics and then mechanistic philosophers of how particle vibrations acted upon the human senses to create mental images of objects. Such architectural, philosophical, and scientific discussions had their echoes in self-reflective viewing of buildings by travellers who described in their journals the buildings that they visited.
This conference investigates the terms, criteria and questions by which early modern viewers were expected to and/or did interact with the built spaces around them. In so doing, it merges independent yet overlapping strands of scholarly inquiry: for instance, architectural and cultural historians have examined uses of spaces and a patron’s rationale behind a design, while art historians who follow Michael Baxandall’s notion of the ‘period eye’ and literary historians who discuss the imagined tours of poets have analyzed concepts underpinning early modern viewing. These and other strands of inquiry are brought together by an international, interdisciplinary group of speakers examining case studies encompassing England, France, Italy, and the Netherlands during the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries.
For the programme and registration form, please see: https://earlymodernarchitecture.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/perceptions-of-architecture.pdf.
Does your work contribute to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes? Have you published a scholarly article on the subject in the last two years? You may be eligible for the Bishir Prize.
The Bishir Prize, named for longtime member and influential scholar Catherine W. Bishir, is awarded annually to the scholarly article from a juried North American publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. They should be based on primary research, break new ground in interpretation or methodology, and contribute to the intellectual vitality of these fields. Entries may come from any discipline concerned with vernacular architecture studies.
Please note that essays published as chapters in a book are also eligible if the volume is peer-reviewed, published within the time parameters specified, and the research presented in the essay is new. Anthologized collections are not eligible.
The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Bishir Prize is December 20, 2016.
To nominate an article please submit the following:
• MS Word document providing contact information, publication data (name of book publishing company or title of journal, and date of publication), and a brief statement contextualizing the author(s) and article.
• PDF copy of the article.
Nomination materials should be submitted to Arijit Sen at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: http://www.vernaculararchitectureforum.org/Bishir-prize
Spanning projects in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Peru, and Venezuela, Building Optimism: Public Space in South America investigates ways that emerging architects and designers instigate change through design in public space. Using photography, video, drawings, and models, the exhibition immerses visitors in inventive ways that public spaces become social spaces—sites that respond to the unique circumstances and pressures of their communities.
Friday, September 9: NIGHTIME — Enjoy a sneak preview of Building Optimism: Public Space in South America during CMOA's all-night party.
Friday, October 7: Architecture Against All Odds: Architect Talk and Discussion — Join CMOA for an architecture talk and discussion with Marialuisa Borja, prinicipal for the architecture firm Al Borde.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Gyan Prakash (Princeton University) and Dr. Duanfang Lu (University of Sydney) will the keynote speakers for the conference. Professor Gyan Prakash's work ranges from sub-altern and postcolonial studies, colonial genealogies of modernity to urban history. Dr Duanfang Lu's research includes architectural history and theory, urban planning and Modern Chinese architecture, and planning history. She is the editor of Third World Modernism.
New extended deadline 30th September 2016.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Modern Living in Asia 1945-1990
Dates: 10-11 April 2017
Venue: City Campus, University of Brighton
Hosted by University of Brighton, UK
Supported by University of Brighton’s Rising Stars Award, Internationalising Design History Research Cluster and College of Arts and Humanities.
Convenors: Dr. Yunah Lee and Dr. Megha Rajguru (University of Brighton)
Extended deadline for proposals: 30 September 2016
This conference aims to develop the study of modern living in Asia between 1945 -1990 from a transnational perspective. Scholarship on Modernism in architecture, interior design and ideas of modern living in Asian countries in post-civil war, postcolonial and pre-globalised years of 1945-1990 has been steadily rising. Most research, however, focuses on certain geographical pockets and within particular national boundaries such as China, India, Japan, and Korea, examining major architects and key architectural projects. In the midst of acutely debated theoretical positions of globalization, transnationalism and multiple modernisms, in works by Arjun Appadurai (1996), Homi Bhabha (1994), Shumei Shi (2013), Duanfang Lu (2011), we will explore cultural flows beyond borders (national, regional and political) that informed notions of modern living in Asian countries. We also aim to expand the discourse to include geographical areas or countries in Asia that have been under-explored or entirely ignored in scholarly debates.
Key themes that will be explored in the conference include the introduction and adaptation of Euro-American ideas of Modernism in local contexts, the development of ‘critical regionalism’ (Kenneth Frampton, 1983) and inter-Asian exchanges of ideas of modernity and modern design in living spaces. The conference will also consider methodological approaches in examining the notion of the 'modern' within an Asian context, from postcolonial perspectives and within the context of the Cold War. It will develop theoretical understandings of modernity and modernism, whether the term 'modern' was employed within these culture-specific contexts and the variations in the 'modern' or modernisms across these.
We seek papers that will examine one or more of these areas. We also welcome suggestions.
· Adaptation of vernacular forms of architecture and interior spaces into modern models of living such as apartments.
· Relation of culture-specific living practices to new forms of modern and modular lifestyles.
· Interior design magazines and their consumption.
· Women and modern lifestyles.
· Standardisation in housing and interior design.
· Modernity, modernisation and Modernism: theoretical trajectories in relation to living space.
· Modern living and modernity in postcolonial contexts.
· Cold War and Modern living.
· Architecture and Interior Design professions.
· Exhibitions of modern living spaces and modern life.
· Art in the modern home.
The call for papers can also be found online: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/research/design-art-history/idh/internationalising-design-history-events/modern-living-in-asia-1945-1990
Please submit a 300-word abstract and 100-word biography to email@example.com by 30th September 2016. All proposals will be peer-reviewed. Papers will be given in English. We also welcome a panel proposal with three or four papers. Please do contact us if you have any questions.
Join the Notre Dame School of Architecture for the “Art of Architecture: Hand Drawing and Design” Conference, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016.
The conference comes at a crucial time. NCARB is considering deleting drawing from the Architectural Exam, while others are touting “programs which can design buildings without architects.” At the same time, many claim hand drawing is essential to the design process. In the last five years we have seen an outpouring of interest in the subject through books, websites, and sketching trips.
The conference will explore the continued vitality of hand drawing in the practice of architecture, education, and scholarship. We are bringing together over 150 academics, architects, historians, and students.
Building the Outer Boroughs: Architecture and Urbanism beyond Manhattan
Brooklyn College, March 23, 2017
Organizers: Anna Jozefacka (Fellow, Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015-17) and Malka Simon (Brooklyn College)
Co-sponsored by the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities and the Art Department at Brooklyn College
Before they were the “outer boroughs,” the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island developed as cities, towns, and villages in their own right, independent of New York City. Though these so-called outer boroughs comprise most of today’s New York and are part of its architectural identity, the bulk of existing scholarship in architecture is persistently Manhattan-centric. However, there remains much to be said about New York City’s outer boroughs and their neighborhoods. The different pace of growth and initial political independence of these parts of the city have yielded architecturally varied urban landscapes well worth examining.
This symposium seeks to highlight the study of New York City’s architecture and urban development outside of Manhattan. We invite papers that expand beyond the existing field of scholarship on the city’s built environment. We aim to discuss the variety of building types, styles, and urban patterns evident in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island and to consider their roles in shaping the city. We welcome interdisciplinary papers that address architecture within the context of other fields. Papers might examine topics that include but are not limited to the following:
-Early colonial settlements
-Urban archeological sites
-Industrial architecture and infrastructure
-Civic, cultural, and religious centers past and present
-Housing typologies across the outer boroughs
-Gentrification and architectural style
Intersections of the natural and built environments
-The skyscraper outside of Manhattan
-Adaptive reuse of buildings and sites
-Preservation in the face of real estate development
-Building with the “The Other”: voices of immigrants, women, and architects of color
In recent years, native and new residents alike have “discovered” the richness of life outside Manhattan, leading to a wave of fast-paced development and neighborhood transformations. The time is right for a closer scholarly examination of the places and spaces of New York City’s outer boroughs.
Please send a 500-word paper proposal and an academic CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions is September 12, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by September 30, 2016.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust's annual Thinking Into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design and Ideas presents a conversation with acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori, FAIA, who will discuss how architecture develops languages and dialogues that reflect and respond to complex circumstances and contexts.
From Horace’s odes to the sonnets of Shakespeare and beyond, the idea that the written word outlasts even the grandest of monuments has long been a literary topos. In the case of antiquity it rings particularly true. Despite their apparent vulnerability during centuries of transmission in manuscript form, classical accounts of architecture have almost always outlived their subjects; of brick and stone, often only words survive.
This conference seeks to explore the diverse content and legacy of ancient descriptions of architecture. Modern studies have tended to concentrate on specific accounts or periods. The present conference addresses a much broader selection of classical texts and the various ways they were perceived over a wider geographical compass and timeframe. It situates these accounts – such as Greek reports of architecture in the Near East and Latin poetry on the architectural wonders of Rome – within the intellectual and aesthetic discourse of their time but also, importantly, in the context of later ages, when they came to fire the imagination of new generations of architects, artists, writers and scholars.
With contributions drawn from an international group of scholars, ranging from classicists to architectural historians and specialists in other fields, the intention of this conference is to elicit a richer understanding of the contribution of these ‘literary monuments’ to thought and visual culture from antiquity onwards, as well as of the dialogues between these monuments over time.
Archifest 2016 returns with a Pavilion designed with ‘Exhale’ as its theme at Raffles Place Park. Celebrating its 10th edition, Archifest’s theme for this year ‘Exhale’ seeks to challenge the rapidity and density of activities that define our pace of life, weigh in on the state of Singapore’s built environment and breathe new life into it.
The annual architecture festival not only celebrates Singapore’s urban environment but also sets the stage for a wider discussion about our city, spaces and life. From exhibitions, conversations, workshops, markets to architecture tours, the Archifest Pavilion will host an exciting programme that is diverse, informative, thought-provoking and fun.
This exhibition examines the work of Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji through the collection of his original photographs and building documents held at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. With the work of his architectural office, Iraq Consult, and in his other professional and intellectual roles, Chadirji became central to the organization of Baghdad and to the consolidation of its image during the period of Iraq’s postwar modernization from the 1950s through the 1970s. Also included are photographs of Baghdad taken by Chadirji’s contemporary, the Iraqi photographer Latif Al Ani.
ADFF's 8th year is another smorgasbord of amazing films —something for everyone. This year we have 33 films from eight countries including three world premieres, seven US premieres and two sneak previews. It all takes place over five days at the Cinepolis Cinemas in New York, September 28 - Oct 2. Tickets are on sale now.
Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.
Books eligible for a Meiss grant must currently be under contract with a publisher and be on a subject in the arts or art history. The deadlines for the receipt of applications are March 15 and September 15 of each year. Please review the Application Guidelines and the Application Process, Schedule, and Checklist for complete instructions.
On Oct. 16, Indiana Landmarks provides the answer at Landmarks Experience: Century of Progress, a morning of interesting talks followed by lunch and tours of the five homes that made their way from the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago across Lake Michigan to the Indiana Dunes.
The day begins with talks at Portage Lakefront Pavilion in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore about Chicago’s 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair, the fair exhibit houses that migrated to the Indiana Dunes, and the preservation project that has saved the buildings.
You’ll hear about plans for the House of Tomorrow, the most influential of the houses at the fair and the only one of the five not yet restored. You’ll also hear from the National Trust about its work to restore and preserve Modernist houses, including Philip Johnson’s Glass House and the Mies Van der Rohe-designed Farnsworth house in nearby Plano, IL.
After lunch at the Pavilion, you’ll tour all five of the houses in the Century of Progress historic district in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, seeing areas not open during the annual public tour, including the observation decks at the Florida Tropical House, Armco Ferro House and Rostone House. Four of the houses have been restored by private leaseholders. At the House of Tomorrow, three floors will be open to view the “before” conditions. Indiana Landmarks will start the restoration in 2017.
Landmarks Experience: Century of Progress runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $50 per Indiana Landmarks member; $65 for the general public. The cost includes lunch, lectures and tours and shuttle transportation. Register by October 6 at centuryofprogressexp16.eventbrite.com or call Indiana Landmarks at 317-639-4534.