Recent Opportunities

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  • Chicago's North Park Village Centennial Celebration

    Chicago | Dates: 25 – 25 Apr, 2015
    Saturday April 25, 2015 from 1 to 5 pm, Free Program but RSVP is required. To RSVP call (312) 744-5742
  • Chicago Terminals in the Movies Night

    Chicago | Dates: 24 – 24 Apr, 2015
    Celebrate Chicago's iconic places at this one-of-a-kind event showcasing Chicago's history in major motion pictures. We will sample more than a dozen clips from famous movies, including scenes from The Blues Brothers, North by Northwest, The Fugitive, and Risky Business. Presenters include Greg Borzo, author of "Chicago L,"; Joseph Schwieterman, author of "Terminal Town,"; and Marisa Schulz, curator for the traveling Terminal Town exhibit.
  • Forest Preserve District of Cook County Centennial Symposium and Sagawau Canyon Tour

    Chicago | Dates: 28 – 28 May, 2015
    Nine member panel of historians, scientists, planners and educators - Topics include: 1)Historical Roots & Aesthetic Implications of the Preserves 2)Conservation & Social Perspectives and 3) Wildlife, Ecosystems and the Next 100 Years
  • Save the Date: Richard H. Driehaus Foundation 2015 Built Environment Symposium

    Chicago | Dates: 09 – 10 Oct, 2015

    Where is the legacy of Chicago’s great building tradition in today’s Chicago architecture? What aspects of this tradition are still relevant and how should we use them?

    In Chicago a strong tradition of building well developed from outside influences as well as home-grown innovation. Here appeared the first modern tall office buildings, in the Loop, as well as the first American ensemble of European Beaux-Arts classical architecture, at the World's Columbian Exposition. The Chicago tradition of building well is therefore a complex one, with multiple, sometimes-separate strands. This symposium will consider a few of these separate strands—individual Chicago traditions—before inviting some prominent thinkers and designers to comment on how past achievements should bear on today’s Chicago architecture.

    Along the way we will consider the relative merits of tradition and innovation as points of departure for design, weigh the need for distinctive landmarks against that for ordinary urban fabric, and consider claims for personal architectural expression against a desire to represent the community as a whole.

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

    Keynote Address 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.Reception 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    The Friday evening keynote address will discuss the context and development of Chicago architectural traditions and venture some conclusions about how contemporary architecture fits, or fails to fit into those traditions.

    Robert Bruegmann, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of Illinois, Chicago

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

    8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Speakers will stake out various critical positions in Chicago’s architectural traditions through “polemics,” other speakers will draw on specific examples from their own work as guidelines for new design.

    • ROSTER OF SPEAKERS
    • Robert Adam, Director, Adam Architecture
    • Tom Beeby, Chairman Emeritus, HBRA Architects
    • Stuart Cohen, Partner, Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects
    • Mark Sexton, Principal, Krueck + Sexton Architects
    • Steven W. Semes, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture
    • Robert Somol, Director, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, Chicago
    • John Vinci, Principal, Vinci-Hamp Architects
    PANEL CONVERSATION

    A concluding discussion will explore the implications of problems and proposed solutions. Moderated by Kim Coventry, Executive Director, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.


  • Josep Lluís Sert / A Nomadic Dream film screening

    Chicago | Dates: 20 May, 2015

    MAS Context, in collaboration with the Graham Foundation, is pleased to present the screening of the filmJosep Lluís Sert / A Nomadic Dream.

    The documentary, written and directed by Pablo Bujosa Rodríguez, tells the story of Josep Lluís Sert, a talented architect, city planner, and contemporary of Miró, Calder, and Picasso, and his indelible impact on the course of American architecture. Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1953 to 1969, Sert fled Spain during the Civil War and immigrated to the United States where he lived for almost forty years. Sert had a connection to Chicago as he was part of the Graham Foundation Advisory Board when the institution was founded in 1956.

    The film features never before seen archival footage as well as interviews with contemporaries of Sert including Rafael Moneo (architect and former Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design), Robert Campbell (architect, journalist, 1996 Pulitzer Prize winner, and former colleague of Sert), Robert Gardner (filmmaker, former Director of the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, and personal friend of Sert), and Gerald & Nina Holton (personal friends of Sert and current owners of the Sert home in Cambridge). For more information about the film, please visit www.jlsertfilm.com.

    The event is free but donations to support our public program are welcome. For more information about how to support MAS Context, please visit: www.mascontext.com/support

  • Design Intelligence Conference

    New York | Dates: 25 Apr, 2015

    The Design Intelligence conference at the New School will feature a panel discussion, skill-based workshops, and networking opportunities for both New School students and the greater design community. This year’s conference will be driven by the question: What Can Design Intelligence Do? Through the immersive day-long experience we will explore these questions from various perspectives and sectors and through the course of the day have the opportunity to talk about design in the context of new economics, new models, and new work.

    10 - 11:00: Registration, Greetings and Light Breakfast

    11:30 - 12:30: Panel Discussion

    Design Intelligence: What can it do? Exploring the power of design thinking approaches across multiple sectors.
    Overview: The session will focus on a discussion about design thinking and industry specific applications. There will be multiple panelists, each from a different sector and one to two student voices to have a conversation about how design thinking touches their work and the power of using this design intelligence when tackling complex issues across industries.

    Panthea Lee: Founder + Principal, Reboot
    Chelsea Mauldin: Executive Director, Public Policy Lab
    Dr. Edward Rogoff: Lawrence N. Field Professor of Entrepreneurship and Department Chair; Academic Director, Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneruship and Small Business, CUNY-Baruch
    Randy Plemel, Design Lead, IDEO

    12:30 - 1:15: Lunch

    1:30 - 3:00: Workshop Sessions

    Workshop 1: Cultural Design

    Facilitated by Andrew Hutton, SDM ‘14

    Workshop 2: Design Intelligence for New Venture Design

    Facilitated by Victor Angel, Co-founder N8 Innovation Studio, SDM ‘14

    Workshop 3: Role of Design Thinking in Technology

    How do we converge the creativity of design with its functional role in enhancing business strategy? Technology enacts as the medium in which the role of design thinking impacts the process, providing business solutions that will innovate our global economy. Through the workshop, we will explore how to position client’s business challenges and how creative technology is used to unravel its complexities and build financially sustainable solutions.

    Facilitated by Esther Ahn, SDM ‘14

    Workshop 4: Beyond the Brainstorm

    The brainstorm is a heavily leaned upon “creative method” for soliciting ideas from groups. Often, however, once the brainstorm is finished the group does not have the tools, tactics, and methodologies to move beyond ideas. Using design thinking methodologies, we will practice ways to prioritize information, combine and build ideas, and have teams adopt a shared vision so that they can move toward action.

    Facilitated by Karen Jackson, SDM ‘15

    3:00 - 3:30: Refreshments and Workshop recapitulations and displays

    3:30 - 4:00 Keynote Speaker

    Shawn Nelson Founder LoveSac, SDM ‘15

    4:00 - 4:30 Closing Statement by Program Director

    4:30 - 5:30 Champagne Toast & Networking

  • Dwell Brooklyn Home Tours

    Brooklyn | Dates: 09 May, 2015

    On May 7, 2015 from 7 PM - 9 PM, Dwell hosts Meet the Architects night.  Always a standing-room-only event, located at FREEHOLD, 45 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, Meet the Architects is a chance to hear from the brilliant minds behind the innovative homes featured on the Brooklyn Home Tours. The designers and architects present and discuss methods of design, renovation, and preservation taking place on the storied streets of Brooklyn.

    On May 9, 2015 from 10 AM - 4 PM, Dwell will showcase five of the best homes in Brooklyn with the Brooklyn Home Tours. Each modern residence will highlight the work of some of New York’s brightest architects and designers changing the landscape of Brooklyn’s historic neighborhoods. Ticket includes entry to Meet the Architects Night on Thursday, May 7, from 7 PM - 9 PM.

    Event Page:  http://www.dwellondesign.com/home-tours/brooklyn-home-tour-2015

    Eventbrite Page for Ticket Purchase:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dwell-brooklyn-home-tours-meet-the-architects-night-tickets-16242383406

  • Film Screening: Detropia

    Boston | Dates: 01 May, 2015

    Explore the devastating effects that the collapse of Detroit’s automobile industry had on its residents and urban infrastructure. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Detropia is a documentary about the tough reality of this post-industrial city.

    This screening will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 1 at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) and is the last film in Keeping it Reel, a six-part BSA Space Film Series covering various design topics. Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served. All proceeds from the BSA Space Film Series support the BSA Foundation

    Synopsis
    Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century—the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now...the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, Detropia sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. These soulful pragmatists and stalwart philosophers strive to make ends meet and make sense of it all, refusing to abandon hope or resistance. Their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive post-industrial America and begins to envision a radically different future.

  • TypeCast: Twelve quick talks on type

    Boston | Dates: 30 Apr, 2015

    Join master of ceremonies Clif Stoltze of Stoltze Design and twelve of Boston’s finest creative minds for a fun, fast-paced Pecha Kucha–style event. Discover the typographic explorations and passions of some of Boston’s top designers, illustrators, and artists while enjoying libations and snacks. And don’t miss the opportunity to explore the current exhibition at BSA Space, StereoType: New directions in typography. This event is free and open to the public.

    PechaKucha is an informal presentation format where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, and thoughts using only 20 images that are shown for 20 seconds each. Join the fun and get inspired!

    This event is sponsored by the BSA Foundation with support from AIGA Boston.

    Presenters include:

  • "Modes of Architectural Translation: Objects and Acts" (CAA) (Washington, 3-6 Feb 2016)

    Washington | Dates: 13 Apr – 08 May, 2015
    This session will examine diverse modes of translation in architecture—evidenced, for instance, in the transferences between images and buildings or in the act of designing across cultures. It addresses how objects of architectural translation (texts, drawings, photographs, films, and new media platforms or programs) and/or acts of translation (cases in which cultural transmissions occur in the translative practices of design and building) contribute to historical understanding. What is lost or gained in the translation between actual buildings or environments and their representation? What occurs when designers who developed an architectural language in one specific culture, working within a shared set of customs and symbols, are themselves transplanted into another cultural setting? What if the migration was intentional, or if an architect was forcibly displaced by climate, wars or politics? We seek case studies and theoretical papers that explore how knowledge of the built environment is assembled as processes of translation. 

    For submission instructions, see:

    http://www.collegeart.org/news/2015/03/05/propose-a-paper-or-presentation-for-the-2016-annual-conference/

    Convened by: Karen Koehler, Hampshire College; and Jeffrey Saletnik, Indiana University. Email: kkoehler@hampshire.edu and saletnik@indiana.edu.
  • Michael Graves Memorial Service

    Princeton | Dates: 12 Apr, 2015

    Following the incredibly sad news that Michael Graves has passed away, Michael Graves Architecture & Design (MGA&D) announces his memorial service will be held at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University on April 12, 2015 at 1 pm.

    For more information and to RSVP, please visit michaelgraves.com/memorial/

  • You Are Here: Creating a New Approach to Civic Participation in the World’s Park

    New York | Dates: 12 Apr – 03 May, 2015

    Join us on Sunday, April 12, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Queens Museum for the opening of You Are Here: Creating a New Approach to Civic Participation in the World’s Park, an exhibition featuring community-driven design concepts to improve access and circulation around and within Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP). The opening event will also include presentations by the designers, project partners, and local elected officials, followed by a public feedback session.

    As the culmination of the first phase of The World’s Park: Reconnecting a Regional Park with Its Neighbors, a partnership between the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the Queens Museum, and the Design Trust for Public Space, the exhibition illustrates current connectivity challenges within FMCP, and highlights the creative opportunities for the Park’s future. A group of Community Advisors, residents of the neighboring communities who have volunteered to be part of a four-month long ‘community design school’, will present their design concepts, including innovative information kiosks, art installations for park entrances, wayfinding landmarks, sensory play areas for children with special needs, and more.

    Anyone interested in the future of Flushing Meadows Corona Park is invited and encouraged to attend this event. Guests will have a chance to engage with the Community Advisors regarding their proposed design concepts and help refine the concepts towards actionable ideas that can enhance the connectivity of the park with its surrounding neighborhoods.

    Exhibition on view: April 12 - May 3, 2015*

    Opening Program: Sunday, April 12
    2 - 3 p.m.: Presentations by Community Advisors, Project Partners, and Elected Officials
    3 - 4 p.m.: Public feedback session
    4 - 5 p.m.: Opening reception

    * Simultaneous Spanish and Mandarin interpretation will be offered.  If you know of anyone who needs assistance in another language, please get in touch with us: Jose Serrano-McClain, Community Organizer, jserrano@queensmuseum.org.

    http://www.queensmuseum.org/2015/03/you-are-here

  • Lecture: Celebrating Pittsburgh: Its Character and Significance

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 16 Jun, 2015

    Louise Sturgess
    Executive Director, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015
    6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

    Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
    744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

    This presentation of 72 images, so rich in detail, was created in 2008 for the Frick Art & Historical Center’s exhibition, “A Panorama of Pittsburgh: Nineteenth-Century Printed Views.” Following an overview of Pittsburgh’s physical development, the presentation concentrates on a series of 19th-century lithographs, watercolors, prints, and even a letter that were made to describe, publicize, and promote the city. It concludes with a fast-paced tour of 21st-century Pittsburgh, showing how the 19th-century lives on in notable landmarks. Memorable quotations from David McCullough (author/historian), Walter C. Kidney (author), David Lewis (urban planner), and Clyde Hare (photographer), among others, help define Pittsburgh’s unique character and significance.

    About the presenter: Louise Sturgess is the Executive Director of PHLF. Louise works with fellow staff members, docents, and many trustees to raise funds for, create, and implement various educational programs––school tours, architectural design challenges, lectures, membership tours, and publications featuring regional history and architecture. Louise is a fifth generation Pittsburgher, a graduate of Bucknell University (English and Economics), and an employee of PHLF since 1981.

    This lecture is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join!
    Non-members: $5

    RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527

  • Lecture: Recycling Space: New Architecture for Old Places

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 07 May, 2014

    Eric Fisher
    Principal, Fisher ARCHitecture
    Thursday, May 7, 2015
    6:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

    Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
    744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

    Architects do not create the world as we design; we respond to it. However, despite the fact that our designs become richer as they begin to express the conditions of their surroundings, more often than not new Pittsburgh buildings do not reflect the character of the city we love. In this lecture, we focus on demonstrations of how new and old may come together as friendly neighbors without pretending to be exactly alike.

    About the presenter: Eric Fisher AIA, LEED AP, is the Principal at Fisher ARCHitecture, a Pittsburgh firm he founded in 2006. A fourth generation Pittsburgher, Eric has more than 25 years of experience as an architect, working in Europe and the United States, including a four-year stint apprenticing with Richard Meier, the “King of Rigor” detailing the Los Angeles Getty Museum. Locally, he was project architect for Perfido Weiskopf Architects of the Whole Foods Market building in East Liberty, among many other significant large and small-scale projects. He holds Engineering, Visual Arts, and Architecture degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard University.

    This lecture is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join!
    Non-members: $5

    RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527

  • Preservation Pub® in Oakland

    Oakland | Dates: 21 May, 2015
    Join Restore Oregon for a  Preservation Pub in Oakland! This event is one of a series of programs intended to connect Oregonians to the stories behind the still-to-be discovered gems of Oregon history. Topics include the local campaign to save the 1865 Mildred Kanipe house, restoration and reuse of Pioneer-era properties, and answers to your historic preservation questions. No RSVP or historic preservation background is required to have a good time!
  • Current Work: Shigeru Ban

    New York | Dates: 17 Jun, 2015

    Current Work
    Shigeru Ban
    Shigeru Ban Architects
    “Works and Humanitarian Activities”

    1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

    This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

    Each year, The Architectural League’s Current Work series presents the work of significant international figures, who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. Shigeru Ban of Shigeru Ban Architects will present his work in a public lecture.

    With a portfolio that spans diverse scales, from refugee housing and other temporary structures, to houses, commercial structures, and cultural facilities, Shigeru Ban’s work is united by structural innovation, creative use of unconventional building materials, and environmental sensitivity. The 2014 winner of the Pritzker Prize, Ban was lauded by the jury for “his respect for the people who inhabit his buildings, whether victims of natural disaster or private clients or the public…always revealed through his thoughtful approach, functional plans, carefully selected appropriate materials, and the richness of the spaces he creates.”

    Shigeru Ban founded Tokyo-based Shigeru Ban Architects in 1982. The firm has since expanded to New York and Paris. He became a consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 1995 and founded the NGO Voluntary Architects’ Network in the same year to support disaster relief. Notable projects include: Japan Pavilion, Expo 2000, Hannover; Nomadic Museum, New York; Seikei University Library and Nicolas G Hayek Center, both in Tokyo; Paper Temporary School/Hualin Elementary School, Chengdu; Centre Pompidou-Metz; Container Temporary Housing, Onagawa, Japan; Paper Partition System 4 for Evacuation Facilities, East Japan; Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand; Aspen Art Museum; and Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Oita, Japan.

    Ban was a professor at Keio University from 2001 to 2008. He is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; Honorary Member of the Japan Institute of Architects; le grade commandeur of l’Ordre des Arts at des Letters in France; and recipient of the International Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

    Shigeru Ban has also been recognized internationally for his architectural design and relief efforts. He is a recipient of this year’s World Economic Forum Crystal Award; the Asahi Prize in 2014; and the Arnold Brunner Memorial Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2005.

  • Dialectic IV: Architecture at Service – A Profession between Luxury Provision, Public Agency and Counter-Culture

    Salt Lake City | Dates: 05 Apr – 01 Jun, 2015
    When defining architecture, the debate codified in mid-nineteenth century as “Architecture: Art or Profession” is far from dead. The face-off between arts and crafts architects and neo-classicists at Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) persists on partly similar and partly modified terms. The emphasis on the primacy of the program, function, and technological problem solving is still robust; though there is no consensus among its champions about the addressee of architectural design. There is little agreement if architecture should be serving the interests of the client, the users, or the vision of the architect. Should its primary duty be to the profession, the debates in the media, or the symbolic client, namely the public at large? The opponents of this faction, in turn, insist on artistic freedom from such constraints and call for the autonomy of the discipline. Art-architects as well as practitioners of architectural history, aesthetic philosophy, and semiotics dominate this faction. These questions are highly charged with political and ideological leaning, full of consequences for teaching, practice, and society, and therefore in need of dialectical interrogation. A materialist reading of history frames architecture both as part of the superstructure (intellectual culture) and the productive base of the society. Architects are involved in matter-of-fact processes of production and organization of labor. They have a say in the distribution of goods, products, and services, and they are complicit in the reproduction of labor forces. A neo-liberal society could only create a neo-liberal architecture. There is no room for artistic agency in this position. Critical theorists of a slightly different persuasion, however, argue for a more dialectical relationship between culture and base. They allow vanguard architecture a degree of agency or semi-autonomy, if you will. They point to the ‘soft critique’ of Mies van der Rohe or John Hejduk, erect the worth of the ‘esoteric musings’ of Kenzo Tange or Jeffrey Bawa, and most recently, hold sacred the ‘gorilla tactics’ of rebel architects in Israel, the occupied West Bank, Pakistan, Spain, Nigeria, and elsewhere. These concrete examples create faith in the possibility of brave comment and critical practice. They enact meaningful effects in the world beyond representation and artistic intention, within the stranglehold of existing societal forces. And then, of course, we are reminded that there might be room for counter-culture practices within everyday spaces. The literature taught in architectural schools abounds with theories and practices of appropriation, poaching, and tactics within the city by the ubiquitous woman without qualities. Dialectic IV invites papers with new takes on the long-held proposition that architects are providers of design services. They service everyone from the status quo all the way to the subaltern. We know well how architects have historically fashioned themselves to be able to procure the most valued building commissions a people have to offer. There are temples, churches and shrines, palaces and private villas, and surely monuments, state institutions and corporate headquarters. But how have the members of the same profession managed to fashion themselves as the custodians of the public good? Are the career paths of luxury providers and community supporters mutually exclusive or mutually beneficial? Does one make the other possible? How are the careers of community architects and activist-designers sustained? What about those who traverse these boundaries? What kind of a dialogue exists or should exist between agents of the elite, public agents and producers of counter culture? Do Marxist thinkers regard these as impossible questions? Architects are also at the service of specific expectations – that of their peers, academia, and the media. We need to consider the kind of career choices, aspirations, and skills professional training and professional bodies (such as AIA, NCARB or RIBA) offer? Historians tell us that most of the socially and artistically progressive buildings are historical accidents. Only where the paths of talented architects have crossed the tracts of “enlightened” affluent clients, have we had progressive departures from “business as usual.” Are progressive-minded architects operating in the luxury market restricted to mute representations and subject to the whims of chance? Following the thematic issues of Dialectic II on architecture and economy and Dialectic III on design-build, the fourth issue of our peer-review journal will explore architecture at service – of whom, for whom, service to what ideals and realized how.

    Deadline: 
    June 1st, 2015

    Requirements:
    Abstract (350 words)
    Short CV

    The editors value critical statements and alternative practices. We hope to include instructive case studies and exciting models for professional practice. Possible contributions may also include mapping of ongoing debates across the world, book, journal, exhibition and new media reviews. Please send abstracts of 350 words and short CVs to Ole W. Fischer fischer@arch.utah.edu and Shundana Yusaf shundana@arch.utah.edu by June 1st, 2015.

    Accepted authors will be notified by June 15th. Photo essays with 6-8 images and full papers of 2500-3500 words must be submitted by August 15, 2015, (including visual material, endnotes, and permissions for illustrations) to undergo an external peer-review process. This issue of Dialectic is expected to be out in print by spring 2016.

    DIALECTIC a refereed journal of the School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah
    ISSN: 2333-5440 (print)
    ISSN: 2333-5459 (electronic)
  • 2015 Preserve Iowa Summit

    Winterset | Dates: 25 – 27 Jun, 2015
    The third annual Preserve Iowa Summit is the premier statewide annual conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation in Iowa. The Summit will feature 25 educational sessions held on or near the historic Winterset Courthouse Square. Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C., Bonnie McDonald, President of Landmarks Illinois, and Underground Railroad authority Dr. Matthew Pinsker will deliver keynote addresses. Sessions on historic tax credits, placemaking, board development, preservation trades and other preservation topics round out the conference.
  • Fifth Annual Mother-Daughter Tea at the Glessner House

    Chicago | Dates: 02 May, 2015

    Saturday May 2, 2015 at 11:30am
    $35 per person / $30 for museum members
    Glessner House dining room
    Prepaid reservations required to 312-326-1480

    We are pleased to offer this rare opportunity to dine in our historic dining room.  Surrounded by beautiful oak paneling, a gilt ceiling, and a fireplace clad in exotic Persian tiles, attendees will be treated to a traditional high tea with fine china, silver, and an assortment of delicious treats.  Curator William Tyre will share beautiful examples of jewelry worn by Frances Glessner and her daughter, not normally on public display.  Invite your mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, or good friend for what promises to be a most memorable experience.  Tickets sell quickly, don't delay!

  • Lina Bo Bardi: Together

    Chicago | Dates: 24 Apr – 25 Jul, 2015

    The Graham Foundation is pleased to announce the first U.S. presentation of Lina Bo Bardi: Together—an exhibition that pays tribute to the work and legacy of twentieth-century, Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. Featuring new works by artist Madelon Vriesendorp, filmmaker Tapio Snellman, and photographer Ioana Marinescu, this exhibition endeavors to inspire new conversations around Lina Bo Bardi’s work. It brings to life the experience of Bo Bardi’s buildings and inclusive approach to design, which aimed to dispel aesthetic and social hierarchies and embraced the texture and diversity of her adopted Brazil. Curated by Noemi Blager and designed by London-based architecture and design firm Assemble, Lina Bo Bardi: Together will open to the public with a reception at the Graham Foundation’s Madlener House on April 24, 2015.

    Noemi Blager is an architect and curator from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who is now based in London. She is former acting director of the Architecture Foundation in London and member of the Design Museum's curatorial committee. Blager is advisor of the Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship, a project initiated by the British Council to create long-term connections between British and Brazilian artists, designers, and architects. In 2003, Blager collaborated with OMA on the exhibition Content,presented in Germany and the Netherlands. She is the culture and development consultant at the Italian design company Arper. She has been a guest lecturer at the Institut für Kunst und Architektur, Vienna; Kingston College, London; and ESADE, Barcelona; as well as tutor of architectural design at the University of Buenos Aires.

    Madelon Vriesendorp co-founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) with Rem Koolhaas and Elia and Zoe Zenghelis. Her paintings have been used for numerous book and magazine covers, notably Delirious New York (1978) by Rem Koolhaas. Her work has been exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery (London), Guggenheim Museum and Max Protetch galleries (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Aedes Gallery (Berlin), Gallery Ma (Tokyo), Architectural Association (London), and the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale. Vriesendorp’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Canadian Center for Architecture, and Frac Lorraine, France. Since the mid-1980s, she has taught art and design at the Architectural Association, London, and Edinburgh School of Art.

    Tapio Snellman is a filmmaker, artist, and architect engaged in architectural and urban discourse. His work includes film installations, commercial moving images, experimental 3D animation, and site-specific projections for museums, theater, and dance. He has had long-term collaborations with creators, such as Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, OMA, David Adjaye, and Sasha Waltz on film, animation, and performance projects. Snellman received degrees in Architecture and City Planning from the University of North London and Universität Stuttgart, and currently holds a lecturing position at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His films and installations have been exhibited at numerous venues, including The Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Modern, The Hayward Gallery, and The Design Museum, London; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; and at several iterations of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

    Ioana Marinescu is a London-based artist working with photography. She studied architecture in Romania and the UK before turning to photography. Her work has been shown at the Architectural Association and RIBA, London; the Cité du patrimoine et de l’architecture, Paris; the Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. Marinescu teaches architecture at Kingston University in London and runs regular workshops and lectures on photography and architecture. Her PhD at the Slade School of Fine Art is concerned with the relationship between cities and memory.

    Assemble is a young architecture and design practice based in London. Founded by a collective of 18 members, its work covers a broad range of disciplines, mediums and interests. Through a collaborative working practice Assemble explores design ideas, testing unexpected and imaginative uses of materials and construction. Previous projects range from an experimental theatre space to affordable housing development. Assemble has exhibited internationally, and numerous awards include the Bauwelt international architecture prize (2013) and the New London Architecture Awards (2012). The setting for this exhibition has been designed by Assemble to be a re-enactment of the experience of Lin Bo Bardi’s work.

    Arper is a furniture design company based in Treviso, Italy, and is the main sponsor of Lina Bo Bardi: Together.

    Instituto Lina Bo e P. M. Bardi in São Paulo, Brazil, is open to the public and holds the archives of Lina Bo Bardi and Pietro Maria Bardi.