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  • Call for book proposals

    Dates: 01 May, 2015 – 01 Jan, 2017
    We are actively looking for new book proposals for our Routledge Research in Architecture series. The series provides academic readers with the latest scholarship in the field of architecture and covers research from areas as diverse as architectural history, theory, technology, digital architecture, structures, materials, details, design, monographs of architects, interior design and much more. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality architectural research. A list of current and forthcoming titles is available here http://www.routledge.com/books/series/RRARCH/ For more information or to discuss a potential project, please contact louise.fox@tandf.co.uk.
  • Current Work: David Chipperfield

    New York | Dates: 20 May, 2015

    Current Work
    David Chipperfield
    David Chipperfield Architects
    Introduced by Billie Tsien

    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. David Chipperfield of David Chipperfield Architects will present his work in a public lecture.

    David Chipperfield is recognized for his ability to design buildings that quietly but forcefully create place with their sculptural form, exemplified by his designs for museums such as Berlin’s Neues Museum, winner of the 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award, and the recently completed Saint Louis Art Museum. Chipperfield has consistently emphasized the craft of building, whether in new buildings or in expansions and renovations of historic structures, characterized by a sympathetic but not mimetic relationship between old and new. His firm, David Chipperfield Architects, has an international body of work with wide-ranging typologies including cultural, civic, residential, and commercial projects as well masterplans.

    David Chipperfield established David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. The practice, which has won over 100 international awards and citations for design excellence, now has offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. Current New York projects include a new wing for modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and a mixed-use tower overlooking Bryant Park. International projects include the Nobel Center, Stockholm; a new building for Kunsthaus Zurich; the restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; a headquarters building for Amorepacific in Seoul; and De Vere Gardens, a residential development in London; all in progress. Among the firm’s other recent institutional and commercial projects are One Pancras Square, London; Moganshan Road Office Building, Hangzhou; Museo Jumex, Mexico City; The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire; Turner Contemporary, Margate, England; Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany; and America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents,’ Valencia.

    Chipperfield was the curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. He has taught and lectured worldwide at schools of architecture, including Yale University where he was the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor of Architectural Design and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart. He is an honorary fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Bund Deutscher Architekten. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to architecture in 2004, appointed a Royal Designer for Industry in 2006, and elected to the Royal Academy in 2008.

    Chipperfield was the Praemium Imperiale Award laureate for architecture in 2013; he was also awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 2011; the Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts in 2010; the Grand DAI Award (Verband Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieurvereine) for Building Culture in 2010; the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009; and the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal in 1999.

    Billie Tsien is partner and founder of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and president of The Architectural League.

    Time & Place
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
    7:30 p.m. (note later start time)
    The Great Hall 
    The Cooper Union
    7 East 7th Street
    New York

  • BKLYN DESIGNS

    Brooklyn | Dates: 08 – 10 May, 2015

    BKLYN DESIGNS is Brooklyn’s premier design event showcasing a cross section of design, architecture and art. Founded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in 2003, it was one of the first design fairs to shine a spotlight on the creative economy in Brooklyn and serves as an incubator for emerging designers as well as a platform for established brands producing a range of creative products across furniture, lighting, tableware, art, textiles and jewelry.

    Demonstrating the collaborative spirit of design, the show features inspiring collective exhibits, pop-up lounges, installations, hands-on demos and a diverse conference program in addition to an exciting array of products, including many that have received Brooklyn-Made certification by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The show will also include rotating food trucks and libations from Brooklyn’s beloved vendors as well as family-friendly programming throughout the weekend.

    Attendees include: interior and product designers, architects, builders, developers, urban planners, educators, store buyers, industry influencers and design-savvy consumers.

    They all come together to celebrate the borough’s rich design heritage, iconic style and bustling creative community. With thousands of visitors over the course of the three-day show, BKLYN DESIGNS is one of the most vibrant shows in New York City and is the official kick-off for the citywide NYCxDESIGN initiative.

    http://bklyndesigns.com/

  • STIP: Fulbright Student Fellowships, Bulgaria

    Dates: 13 Oct, 2015
    Bulgaria Fulbright Study/Research Award

    Fulbright Bulgaria offers fellowships for U.S. students, MA/PhD
    candidates, young professionals and artists to conduct research, study
    or exercise their talents for one academic year. We are looking for
    motivated candidates who are interested in conducting research projects
    with an academic, artistic or non-governmental Bulgarian institution,
    independent library or field research, special projects in the social
    or life sciences, or a combination of such activities.

    Fulbright Bulgaria also offers joint grants with neighboring countries:

    Bulgaria-Greece Fulbright Joint Research Award

    Bulgaria-Romania Fulbright Study/Research Award

    Our joint grants give researchers the opportunity to work on a
    cross-country project, spending one semester in Bulgaria and one in
    Greece or Romania. These grants are especially suitable for candidates
    interested in archeology, history and art history, Balkan studies,
    trans-border/emigration studies, economics, tourism, preservation of
    cultural heritage, political science, social sciences, classical
    studies, and the arts. Well-qualified candidates will be considered at
    all degree levels and in all fields.

    The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is now open.
    Competition Deadline is October 13, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To
    apply, visit: http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org

    More information about the Bulgarian Fulbright program is available at: http://www.fulbright.bg

  • XYZ Atlas at the Ney Museum

    Austin | Dates: 09 – 24 May, 2015

    Austin artist Jennifer Chenoweth will present new work from the XYZ Atlas: Hedonic Map of Austin, a public art project that connects feelings and places. On the first weekend of WEST (May 9-10), people are invited to flag a large-scale map of Austin with their meaningful experiences. On the second weekend (May 16-17), large outdoor sculpture “Dance of the Cosmos” will debut at the Ney Day Celebration and continue on exhibition until May 2016.

    Free and open to the public

    Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11:00am - 6:00pm

    Sunday, May 10, 2015, 11:00am - 6:00pm

    Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:00am - 6:00pm (3rd Annual Ney Day)

    Sunday, May 17, 2015, 11:00am - 6:00pm

     
  • ATCH Visiting Fellows Program, School of Architecture, University of Queensland

    Brisbane, Queensland | Dates: 30 Apr – 01 Jun, 2015
    Call for Applications: ATCH Visiting Fellows Program Closing: June 1, 2015. The ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre invites applications for the Visiting Fellows Program 2015-2016. The program welcomes applications from scholars with varying levels of experience who are carrying out critical research in architecture. ATCH is located within the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. The Centre supports innovative and interdisciplinary research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Architecture and its place within a larger history of ideas is a strong focus within the Centre. Bringing together Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Fellows, Postgraduates and Academics from UQ’s School of Architecture, the centre offers a stimulating and rich environment for enquiry and debate. An active program of seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops and exhibitions is run throughout the year. For a full list of people and recent events please see ATCH Website. The Visiting Fellows Research Program supports short term residencies of one to three months for scholars to work on innovative research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Projects that overlap with the work of existing ATCH scholars will be favoured. The program welcomes applicants from all levels of academia but particularly encourages proposals from new and mid-career scholars. Visiting Fellowships are not open to postgraduate students. The Visiting Fellows Research Program will provide a return airfare to Brisbane and a workspace within the centre. All Fellows will have access to UQ libraries, including the Fryer Library and Architecture and Music Library. Support for accommodation may also be available depending on the applicant’s financial circumstances. Visiting Fellows will be required to present their research in progress in a public lecture, participate in seminars and conferences organised during their residency, and contribute to RHD events. Published outcomes of research undertaken during the Fellowship should acknowledge ATCH and the UQ School of Architecture. While ATCH Visiting Fellows are solicited through the application round, the Centre also directly invites Fellows to participate in the program. Expressions of Interest should address the following items, in this order: · Name and contact details · Citizenship · Employment Status. Will the applicant be on sabbatical during the course of the Fellowship? · Is the project supported by other sources of funding? · Is financial assistance for accommodation requested, and if so, on what grounds. · Preferred dates and duration of Fellowship. · Title of Research Project · Research Proposal (1000 words) · Relevance to ATCH Centre, and existing members’ work · Relation of the project to the applicant’s past and future research · Intended outcomes · Names and contact details for three referees. Additional documents required: · Curriculum Vitae · Two samples of published written work (journal articles, pieces of criticism, book chapter, chapter from a submitted PHD thesis). Applications should be submitted by email to: (d.vanderplaat@uq.edu.au) by June 1, 2015. For additional information please contact Centre Manager, Dr Deborah van der Plaat: d.vanderplaat@uq.edu.au Applications close: June 1 2015.
  • 2015 Oral History Institute at Kenyon College

    Gambier | Dates: 02 – 04 Jun, 2015
    Ohio Humanities has opened registration for its 2015 Oral History Institute, which will take place June 2-4 at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The program trains participants in planning and conducting successful oral history projects. Volunteers or staff from local history organizations, libraries, schools, and colleges are encouraged to apply. We have also accepted participants from a variety of other backgrounds; including those working in corporate history, park services, medicine/research, and tourism. Emphasizing hands-on experience, topics covered in the three-day schedule include interviewing techniques, transcribing and archiving, and devising public programs based on oral history. To develop these skills, participants will work on a practice project that encompasses all stages of oral history. Additional sessions cover using technology in oral history, fundraising, and civic tourism. The Institute faculty includes professors of History, Sociology, Archiving, and Journalism, each representing extensive experience conducting oral history projects. The Institute schedule provides ample time for students to consult with these experts. Early Registration Ends May 1, 2015. Admission to the Oral History Institute is competitive and limited to thirty persons. Tuition of $400 covers lodging for two nights, six meals, and workshop materials. For additional information, contact James Calder at (800) 293-9774 or jimc@ohiohumanities.org.
  • Design + Culture (Special Issue of the Journal of Interior Design)

    Dates: 29 Apr – 01 Aug, 2015
    Design + Culture: Charting New Directions for Interior Design Scholarship and Pedagogy Special Issue of the Journal of Interior Design Under the auspices of the Interior Design Educators Council Culture is at the heart of interior design education and practice. Used broadly to describe “a way of life,” the notion of culture is often tied to different languages, foods, dress codes, religions, traditions and rituals, as well as interior environments that support diverse ways of living. Design scholarship and pedagogy have long included questions around culture. Yet, much remains to be explored before a coherent and holistic model for how the interior design discipline relates to culture can be developed. As a way to strengthen dialogues around design and culture, the Journal of Interior Design (JID) is dedicating a special JID issue on design and culture to be published in 2016. In this call for papers, we are seeking scholarly original thoughts on theoretical, pedagogical, and practical ways by which to approach the topic of culture: • What role do interior environments play in the production of culture at a time when the local and the global increasingly seem to blend? • When and how do design and culture intersect and what are the implications of these intersections for interior design scholarship, education, and practice? • Where and when in the curriculum should the complexities around culture be unraveled? And which theoretical approaches, interdisciplinary inquiries, and transformative pedagogies advance our collective understanding of this multi-faceted issue? How for example, can one teach about African vernacular designs while also tackling issues of race, colonization, and inequality? • What constitutes cultural competence for interior design students and how can it be assessed both through class objectives and accreditation standards? • How do professional organizations and design practitioners respond to culture and in what ways could those relationships be expanded? What are some best practices that can be employed when engaging in design projects abroad? • How can theory and practice be bridged with respect to culture? • What methodologies can be used in research and education that effectively reveal the complex and multi-faceted relationship between design and culture? The primary goal of the special issue is to foster synergies among design educators and other allied scholars who are eager to rethink the field’s relationship to culture and contributions to interdisciplinary discourse. We look to identify the potential impacts of present understandings and convictions; explore new audiences and partnerships; put in place ways by which interior design’s body of knowledge around culture can be strengthened, shared, and disseminated; and establish a trajectory for how we want to respond to demographic, political, social, environmental, and technological changes that affect how interior design’s relationship to culture is defined and understood. Our hope is that these conversations will challenge us to move beyond the comfortable and familiar and see the opportunities that arise when “design + culture” is framed in a new light. DUE DATES FOR JID SPECIAL ISSUE: August 1, 2015 JID Volume 41 Issue 3: Special issue on Design + Culture. JID SPECIAL ISSUE GUIDELINES: Authors should follow the standard author guidelines found on JID’s website at Wiley Blackwell. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1939-1668). Contributions should be in the form of a 5,000-word scholarly paper with up to 8 images and be an original contribution that includes a purpose, objectives or issues to be explored, method of inquiry, context, discussion, and conclusions. Authors should submit papers via the ScholarOne Manuscripts system on the JID website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/interiordesign). Papers must be original work of the author or authors and have not been previously published or in press. Submissions will be checked for originality using plagiarism-detection software. For questions, contact Dr. Hadjiyanni at thadjiya@umn.edu. The Journal of Interior Design is a scholarly, refereed publication dedicated to issues related to the design of the interior environment. Scholarly inquiry representing the entire spectrum of interior design theory, research, education and practice is invited. Submissions are encouraged from design researchers and/or practitioners, anthropologists, architects, historians, psychologists, sociologists, or others interested in interior design. GUEST EDITOR: 
Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Ph.D. Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Interior Design program at the University of Minnesota. Her interdisciplinary scholarship investigates how private and public interior spaces impact the lives of immigrant, minority, and marginalized groups. Her research findings and teaching pedagogies have appeared in journals such as Journal of Interior Design, Home Cultures, Space and Culture, and Design Studies. Hadjiyanni is serving as the Editor of EDRA Connections.
  • 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies

    Kalamazoo | Dates: 14 – 17 May, 2015
    The 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 14-17, 2015. The schedule of sessions and other events is now available.

    The Congress is an annual gathering of more than 3,000 scholars interested in Medieval Studies. It features more than 550 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances. There are also some 90 business meetings and receptions sponsored by learned societies, associations, and institutions. The exhibits hall boasts nearly 70 exhibitors, including publishers, used book dealers, and purveyors of medieval sundries. The Congress lasts three and a half days, extending from Thursday morning until Sunday at noon.

  • Walking Tour: 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center - Architecture, Urban Planning and the History of the New and Original World Trade Center

    New York | Dates: 02 May, 2015

    AIA CES: 2.0 LU | 2.0 HSW

    When: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM SATURDAY, MAY 2

    Where: AIANY Tours   

    Southwest corner of Broadway and Vesey Street (by St. Paul's Chapel). 

    Rebuilding the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been a daunting, contentious and dynamic process. Yet construction has moved forward. The 9/11 Memorial opened on the tenth anniversary of this tragic event and the 9/11 Museum opened May 2014. One World Trade Center, officially the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, was recently completed.

    This architectural walking tour offers participants an opportunity to experience the 9/11 Memorial and to see the current state of construction at the World Trade Center site. We discuss the highly publicized competitions for the site’s master plan and memorial. Delve into the design and development of each of the main structures, including the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, office towers, and transportation hub. Consider the influence and concerns of the different stakeholders by comparing the initial winning plans for rebuilding at Ground Zero to the final, much altered, designs that we see today.

    We will also take a look back at the history of the original World Trade Center site and the transformation of Lower Manhattan after World War II. Compare Minoru Yamasaki’s 110-story Twin Towers, built on a 16-acre superblock, with current efforts to reconnect the new WTC to the street grid and surrounding neighborhoods. We will see how the current emphases on safety, security, and sustainability are a response to the design and engineering of the original complex, the 9/11 attacks, and a greater concern for ecologically-friendly architecture.

    Tour Guide: Doug Fox conducts the architecturally-focused 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center walking tours for AIA New York. For his other 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center tours, please visit Doug's World Trade Center Tour website.

    Price: 
    $15 for AIA members; $25 for non-members

    Tour is limited to 20 participants 
    Register Here

    Other Info: Guide will email all attendees one day before the tour to confirm details. Only those who have registered and paid for this event in advance will be able to participate. Tour begins promptly and will be held rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour start time.

    Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee 

  • The Reel Lake Oswego: The Lake Oswego Preservation Society Brings the Past Alive through Historic Home Movies

    Lake Oswego | Dates: 30 May, 2015

    The Lake Oswego Preservation Society presents The Reel Lake Oswego: Clown Diver to Sky Divers. You’ll see early water sports such as aquaplaning, a 1930s equestrian event at the Lake Oswego Hunt, the City’s 1947 Rose Parade float, dining at Irelands on the lake, golfing at the Oswego Lake Country Club in the 1930s and 1950s, the Boones Ferry Day Parade in the 1960s, and even a shark infested Oswego Lake!

    This film was made possible by those who generously shared their home movies, some dating back to 1924! The Oregon Historical Society also contributed footage from its collection. From these never-seen-before sources, the Society has created a visually compelling narrated film that brings to life scenes of Oswego, Lake Grove, Oswego Lake, and community events from the 1920s through the 1960s. Lake Oswego’s special legacy will live on — in motion picture — for generations.

     The award-winning Kate McMahon Productions is the film’s producer. A Clackamas County Community Partnership Program grant, along with generous sponsors, has enabled the Society to offer free admission.

  • Early Modernists in the Bay Area and Seattle

    Portland | Dates: 07 May, 2015

    Join DoCoMoMo_OR   for a talk focusing on early modernists in the Bay Area and Seattle, and those architects who introduced modernism to Portland in the late 1930s into the 1940s – John Yeon and Pietro Belluschi, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s sole house in Oregon which happened a few years later.

    Seating is limited, register early to ensure your spot!  Appetizers and drinks will be provided to attendees.

    About the Speaker:

    Professor Leland Roth is a leading figure in architectural history, with his primary field of research is American architecture and urban planning, especially from 1865 to 1940.


  • Tour: Manuel Palos Sculpture Studio (1 LU)

    San Francisco | Dates: 30 Apr, 2015
    April 30, 2015 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Free AIASF Members 
    $10 General Admission

    Join us for a tour of sculptor Manuel Palos’ studio. With more than 30 years of experience in custom sculpture, architectural restoration and conservation projects, Manuel’s work can be found internationally from private commissions to major public placements. Originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, he came to work on the restoration of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Since then he has become well-known for his many commissions, including several projects for the City and County of San Francisco. His work has included the restoration of the mythological figures at the Legion of Honor, sculpting the eight Eagles atop the Pacific Telephone Building, and many other projects.

    “For over 25 years Palos has left his indelible, anonymous mark on dozens of icons throughout the city, re-creating and restoring precious architectural and sculptural details that, without his unusual skills, would have long ago fallen into disrepair.” - SF Magazine

  • AGAPS PhD Dissertation Award 2015: Call for Submissions

    Dates: 27 Apr – 31 Aug, 2015
    The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites recent PhD graduates to submit their dissertations for consideration for its 2015 PhD Dissertation Award. AGAPS wishes to recognize exceptional achievement in research and writing. AGAPS welcomes dissertations from across the disciplines and a variety of perspectives. They must primarily focus on the Arabian Peninsula, but can be inclusive of the transnational flows of people, material and ideas across the Gulf, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean. Entries will be read by a multi-disciplinary three-member committee. PhD dissertations (in English) accepted for the degree of PhD between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015 are eligible. The author of the winning dissertation will be presented with a certificate at the AGAPS Business Meeting held during the next annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference 21–24 November 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The winning dissertation will be announced in the Journal of Arabian Studies (JAS). The author will be invited to publish an article based on his/her dissertation in JAS. All applicants must be members of AGAPS at the time of submission. The deadline for submission is 31 August 2015.
  • AGAPS Graduate Paper Prize 2015: Call for Submissions

    Dates: 27 Apr – 31 Aug, 2015
    The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites the submission of graduate student research papers for AGAPS’s 2015 Graduate Paper Prize. They must primarily focus on the Arabian Peninsula but can be inclusive of the transnational flow of people, goods and ideas across the Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. AGAPS welcomes submissions from all disciplines. Papers should include an engagement with literature that concerns the study of the Arabian Peninsula, a clear methodology, and make an original contribution to scholarship in the field. The author of the winning paper will be presented with a certificate at the AGAPS Business Meeting held during the next annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference 21–24 November 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The winning paper will be announced in the Journal of Arabian Studies (JAS) and published by JAS if it meets the journal’s editorial standards. Papers will be evaluated according to originality of research, innovation, contribution to the field, cogency of argument, sources, method and clarity of writing. All applicants must be members of AGAPS at the time of submission. Submission deadline is 31 August 2015 (Note the extended deadline). Submission requirements: * The paper must have been written between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015. * The cover letter should include: author’s name, contact information, title of paper, name of institution, department, and the name and email address for the faculty member who will provide an endorsement. Email is fine. * Students can nominate themselves but must provide an endorsement by a faculty member stating that the paper was written as a graduate student during the specified time period. For example: This is to verify that "Student Name" prepared the paper, "Title," for my class on "Subject" during the "Semester." This can be sent via email. * The author can be enrolled in an MA or a PhD program and must provide proof of student status. (This can be a letter from the department that can be sent via email). The author may have just completed a Master's degree but the author must not have defended a dissertation at the time of submission for the AGAPS Graduate Paper Prize. * The paper must not exceed 7,500 words (excluding bibliography) and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. It should conform to the following format: • Standard font (such as Arial or Times Roman) • Double-spaced • 1.25” / 3 cm margins • Page limit of 30 pages • Black and white Materials must be emailed by 31 August 2015 to: Reem Alissa at alissa.reem@gmail.com, cc to Gwenn Okruhlik at okruhlik@msn.com. (Early submissions are appreciated)
  • The BEACH

    Washington | Dates: 04 Jul – 07 Sep, 2015

    The National Building Museum will once again create a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors when it unveils an interactive architectural installation that brings the quintessential summer experience of going to the beach to downtown Washington, D.C. Spanning across the Museum’s Great Hall, the BEACH, created in partnership with Snarkitecture, will cover 10,000 square feet and include an “ocean” of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls. 

    The BEACH will be contained within an enclosure and built out of construction materials such as scaffolding, wooden panels, and perforated mesh, all clad in stark white. Monochromatic beach chairs and umbrellas will sprinkle the 50-foot wide “shoreline,” and the “ocean” will culminate in a mirrored wall that creates a seemingly infinite reflected expanse. Visitors are welcome to “swim” in the ocean, or can spend an afternoon at the “shore’s” edge reading a good book, play beach-related activities such as paddleball, grab a refreshing drink at the snack bar, or dangle their feet in the ocean off the pier.

    The Museum is planning a snack concession inside the BEACH, to be operated through a partnership with Union Kitchen, a D.C.-based food incubator.

    The BEACH is part of the Museum’s annual “Summer Block Party,” a slate of programming, exhibitions, and events for all ages.

    TICKETS
    Tickets will include admission to exhibitions. Admission is first come, first served (no timed entry). Tickets will be available online for members on June 13; non-members can purchase starting June 20. Check back on the Admissions page soon for ticketing information.

    LATE NIGHTS
    The Museum will operate with longer hours on each Wednesday night of The BEACH’s run: July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26, and September 2. On these Late Nights, the Museum will be open until 9 pm; regular ticket prices apply. July 15 will be designated as member appreciation night.

  • The State Between – A Symposium on New Jersey Urbanism

    Princeton | Dates: 01 May, 2015

    The State Between – A Symposium on New Jersey Urbanism
    Princeton University School of Architecture
    Betts Auditorium / May 1, 2015 / 10a-6p
    This event is free and open to the public
    http://soa.princeton.edu/state-between

    In the celebrated song “New York, New York,” Frank Sinatra’s yearning for success in the big city captures the aspirations of many in his hometown, Hoboken, New Jersey. With only four large cities in the state (the largest, Newark, has a population of about 270,000 people), Hobokenites aren’t the only ones suffering the “little town blues.” Jerseyans are known for wanting to escape to livelier places, but just as people leave, newcomers arrive looking for less expensive real estate, the American Dream in the suburbs, political refuge and employment. In- and out-migration shapes the state’s urban space, producing new built environments, commuting streams, transnational communities, and ethnic and racial concentrations. Global industrial restructuring, national political movements, and national immigration policies condition these population flows and impact the state’s urban spaces.

    This symposium joins scholars and practitioners from multiple disciplines and professional fields for a discussion on the global, metropolitan, and local forces and actors that shape New Jersey’s urban cultures, communities, and built environments. By thinking of New Jersey as a constructed object of representation and research, we seek to unpack the methods, units of analysis, archives, and other sources that reveal how New Jersey’s spatial imaginary is constituted within the state and beyond.

    PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    10:15-10:30 AM / Welcome

    10:30-11:50PM / Learning from New Jersey Urbanism

    Rafi Segal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Architecture
    Robert Hillier, Princeton University – Architecture
    Wendel White, Richard Stockton College – Art

    Moderator: Kelly Baum, Princeton University Art Museum

    12:00-1:00PM / Lunch Break

    1:00-2:20 PM / Documenting Stories about New Jersey Places

    Rafael Pi Roman, WNET Thirteen – Host of Latino Americans of NY and NJ
    Ulla Berg, Rutgers University – Anthropology
    Darnell Moore, Queer Newark Oral History Project
    Whitney Strub, Rutgers University – Women’s and Gender Studies

    Moderator: Rebecca O’Brien, Wall Street Journal

    2:20-2:30PM / Break

    2:30-3:50PM / Race and Space in New Jersey

    Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas, Baruch College/CUNY – Black and Latino Studies
    Alison Isenberg, Princeton University – History
    George Lipsitz, UC Santa Barbara – Black Studies and Sociology

    Moderator: William Gleason, Princeton University – English

    3:50-4:00PM / Break

    4:00-5:20PM / New Jersey, in a Metro Context

    Andrew Urban, Rutgers University – American Studies
    Johana Londoño, Princeton University
    Howard Gillette, Rutgers University – History

    Moderator: Mike Owen, Benediktsson – Hunter College/CUNY – Sociology

    5:20-6:00PM / Closing Remarks

  • Drawing for the Prize: Architectural Competition Drawings from Europe to America

    Cambridge | Dates: 05 – 05 May, 2015
    MIT History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art Program forum lecture
  • CAVRACon - UC Santa Barbara, June 18-19, 2015

    Santa Barbara | Dates: 18 – 19 Jun, 2015
    More information on CaVraCon, the California Visual Resources Association Conference, is now on our website, including registration costs and travel/accommodation information. The topics to be covered in this event include: - Image Collections, Access, Permissions - Collaborative Collection Building - Digital Capture and Image Management - Digital Public Library of America - Information Literacy - Digital Humanities
  • Dedication Marion Mahony Griffin Beach Park in Chicago

    Chicago | Dates: 09 – 09 May, 2015
    The Chicago Park District, Australian Consulate-General in Chicago, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, and Alderman Joe Moore invite you to the dedication of Marion Mahony Griffin Beach Park on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 11 am. Dedication ceremony will be followed by Australian morning tea and complimentary tours of the Emil Bach House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1915), 7415 North Sheridan Road until 1 pm.