Every year since 1985 the Research Institute has welcomed scholars, artists, and other cultural figures from around the world to work in residence at the Institute on projects that bear upon its annual research theme. While in residence, they pursue their own research projects, make use of Getty collections, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.
2017/2018 Theme: Iconoclasm and Vandalism
Iconoclasm raises contentious questions that transcend cultural and temporal boundaries. It can be understood as vandalism, destruction, or a means of repression, all of which fundamentally put culture at risk.
However, iconoclasm can also be a form of protest or a vehicle for creative expression. Iconoclasm is transformative, creating entirely new objects or meanings through alterations to existing artworks. Charged with symbolism, these remains testify to a history of reception, offering clues about the life and afterlife of an object. To a certain extent, all radical changes in cultural production can be described as iconoclastic.
Applicants are encouraged to adopt a broad approach to the theme by addressing topics such as religious and political iconoclasm, protection of cultural heritage, use of spolia, damnatio memoriae, street art, graffiti, performance art, or activism.
The African Humanities Program (AHP) seeks to reinvigorate the humanities in Africa through fellowship competitions and related activities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. In partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which has generously provided funding, AHP offers African scholars an integrated set of opportunities to develop individual capacities and to promote formation of scholarly networks. The African Humanities Program supports the Carnegie Corporation’s efforts to develop and retain African academics at universities in Africa.
Goals of the African Humanities Program
to encourage and enable the production of new knowledge and new directions for research
to strengthen the capacity of early career researchers and faculty at African universities
to build the field of humanities by establishing networks for scholarly communication across Africa and with Africanists worldwide.
Fellowship stipends allow recipients an academic year free from teaching and other duties for completion of the PhD dissertation, for revising the dissertation for publication, or for the first major research project after the PhD. Fellows are also eligible for additional benefits such as residential stays for writing, manuscript development workshops, and publication support.
Each Fellow may request a residential stay at an African institute for advanced study. Residencies have proved to be extremely popular and productive, granting Fellows time and space to concentrate on writing. Because residencies must be taken at an institute outside the home country, they foster international communication. Currently AHP Fellows may take residencies at six institutes from South Africa to Senegal, Ghana to Tanzania.
Fellows are invited to submit their manuscripts to the AHP Publications series, a collaboration with UNISA Press in Pretoria, South Africa. The rigorous development and peer-review process of AHP Publications is overseen by series co-editors, Kwesi Yankah, Central University College, Ghana, and Frederick Hendricks, Rhodes University, South Africa.
Fellows may apply to attend a Manuscript-Development Workshop to discuss their manuscripts with AHP mentors and other Fellows in a weeklong, intensive retreat. Many authors use these discussions to guide their final revisions before submitting manuscripts for publication.
AHP also partners with the African Studies Association every year to bring select AHP Fellows to the ASA Annual Meeting as ASA Presidential Fellows.
For the CAA session “Organicism, Open Systems, and Technology in Feminist Art” we seek papers that shed new light on the theoretical origins of process, growth, and collaboration in feminist art that derive from the sciences. We are particularly interested in how women artists re-conceptualized scientific theories of organicism and open systems, and notions of technological progress in support of their social and utopian aims. We welcome papers focusing on feminist practitioners in art, architecture, and design working in the US and internationally.
The scientific theory of open systems put forth by biologist Ludwig von Bertalanffy, for example, became a model for artists conceptualizing an ever-changing relationship between humans and their social, political and “natural” environment. Also rooted in the natural sciences, notions of organicism were taken up by many twentieth century designers, architects, and urban planners, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Buckminster Fuller. They conceived human-made structures and new technologies in analogy to naturally growing forms. Among other questions, this session asks: How did feminist artists incorporate science and technology as theory, process, or media to convey ideals that were in many ways opposed to the notion of scientific objectivity undergirding a rationalized, male-dominated society? In what ways did women’s involvement with the art and technology movements of the 1950s and 60s impact their subsequent feminist practices? How did women artists engage with the utopian rhetoric centered on science and technology in the context of the space race or New Left criticism of the military-industrial-complex?
Please submit a paper abstract (250 words max.), CV, and session participation form by August 30 to Susanneh Bieber, Texas A&M University, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Christine Filippone, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, email@example.com
See http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/2017-call-for-participation.pdf for more information including the session participation form (last page of the pdf).
Building Technology Educators’ Society 2017 Meeting
Des Moines, IA 8-10 June 2017 Call for Papers
TOPIC: Poetics and Pragmatism.
“Talk is cheap and easy; making dreams real takes hard, humble work. Dreams in the Midwest are acceptable, just keep them to yourself. Maybe tell your family, but don’t just talk—do something about it.” Peter Jenkins, Looking for Alaska
Iowa opened to European-American settlers in 1834, and ever since it has been a place where Americans have held a tenuous grip on the land and against a climate that resists occupation. Its soil produces grain for the entire continent; its legendary work ethic has fueled generations of farmers but also writers, poets, musicians, and astronomers. It is a place that takes the real world seriously, but that has also raised the products of such engagement to poetic levels; the novels of Marilynne Robinson, the music of Greg Brown, and the paintings of Grant Wood all speak to this possibility among the sublime landscapes of our state. But it is also a place of technological engagement and advancement: Iowa State can make a legitimate claim to be the birthplace of digital computing, a legacy reflected in its investment in fabrication and analysis initiatives today.
BTES’ first meeting in the Midwest offers an opportunity to ask how building can address both practical and poetic desires. The ‘hard, humble work’ of constructing in an indifferent environment can balance our needs with what that environment has to offer while touching our deeper sensibilities. Indeed, cognitive science has produced evidence suggesting that beauty, in the words of Denis Dutton, is “nature’s way of acting at a distance,” an instinctive preference for objects, landscapes, and sustenance that can leverage our relations with the world.
How do the pragmatics and the poetics of building coincide? How do they resist, challenge, or provoke one another? How do buildings and the ways in which we build bridge realms of material performance and aesthetics? And how does a new generation of tools collide with, enhance, or critique these traditions? We seek papers on a broad range of topics that address how and why we build, that examine technology and techne in the contexts of function, beauty, and poetics, and that reveal these links both in contemporary practice and throughout history. Papers that address Midwestern traditions are particularly welcome, but we seek a broad mix of geographical, conceptual, and disciplinary approaches.
Submit abstracts of no more than 500 words via EasyChair. Papers will be reviewed in a two-stage process.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2016
Notifications to Authors: 1 November 2016
Final Papers Due: 1 March 2017
Notification of Paper Acceptance: 15 April 2017
The Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio will organize an international conference on the theme of The Architect as Active Reader, 15-17 June 2017.
Printed treatises and texts have been the main vehicle for the communication of architectural ideas. Architects and builders, as owners of these texts, have left records of their thoughts in the form of subsequent annotations, comments, and drawings within the texts or closely connected to them. In developing the notion of the architect as an “active reader” who absorbs new information for future practical application, the conference seeks to bring out examples of architects in dialogue with texts.
Geographic area and time period are open. Scholars may apply individually or propose a theme to be carried through in a single session by a group or team. (Such a theme might address a single architect’s varied reading practices; multiple approaches to a single work; the collecting practices revealed in an architect’s library). Contributions from scholars and librarians are welcome.
Those interested in participating with a contribution (20 minute limit) should send an outline (no more than 250 words) and brief CV (no more than 100 words) to Ilaria Abbondandolo (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 September 2016. Speakers will be notified by 31 October 2016.
The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2017 through May 2018. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is international in scope and welcomes applications from scholars outside the United States. Areas of Special Interest.
Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research, including fellowships for environmental studies, English literature, art history, Asian Studies, theology, and a young woman in philosophy. The Center also invites applicants from scholars in inter-disciplinary fields, including African American Studies, area studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies. Stipends.
The amounts awarded are individually determined, according to the needs of the Fellow and the Center’s ability to meet them. The Center seeks to provide at least half salary and covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and dependents. Facilities and Services.
The Center provides a rich environment for individual research and the exchange of ideas. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. The stunning Archie K. Davis building includes private studies for Fellows, conference rooms, a central commons for dining, lounges, and reading areas. The Center's unparalleled, comprehensive library service supports Fellows by fulfilling thousands of requests for books and other research materials from out partner institutions in the Triangle, usually within 24 hours, and libraries around the world. Library staff also provide reference assistance and instruction in new online research tools. Support.
Fellowships are supported by the Center’s endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Deadline and Application Procedures.
Applicants submit an application form, a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project proposal, and three letters of recommendation. The application form and instructions may be found at the Center’s website: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org. Applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted online by October 18, 2016.
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race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age. We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion.
Early Registration for the SESAH Conference ended July 31; Good news though! Registration is open into September! See you in New Orleans.
Irving J. Gill (1870-1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.”
This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social and moral concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architect Louis Sullivan (1856-1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of Nature.
The Annual Conference of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) will be held in Canberra from 1 to 3 December 2016.
Session: INSTITUTIONAL MODERNISM: PUBLIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Session chairs: Janina Gosseye & Hannah Lewi
In 1948 Siegfried Giedion suggested that 'no real civilization exists which did not fulfil the irrepressible longing for institutions where ... a kind of broader [community] life could develop'. He continued: 'In different periods these institutions [have] had different aims, but whether they were called the Greek gymnasion [sic.], the agora, the Roman Thermae or fora, the guilds, the medieval market places or cathedrals, they all contributed in developing human values.' The Swiss architectural historian and exponent of modernism thereby added to his 1943 argument that 'people desire buildings that represent their social, ceremonial, and community life.'
In the second half of the 20th century, as Australia progressively suburbanized, government and religious institutions responded. An impressive array of new institutional buildings were commissioned and built which were deemed capable of shaping citizens' 'social, ceremonial and community life': municipalities built kindergartens, local public libraries, civic centres and swimming pools; state governments built campuses for mass tertiary education; and the church - seeking to reinvigorate worship - invested in modern church buildings. According to Giedion a close collaboration between architects, landscapers, painters and sculptors was required to ensure that these buildings would function as true civic centres, where the artist's talent 'could touch the great public [and] form the people.'As a result, many of these new institutional spaces featured public artworks that sought to engage the community in interactive and expressive ways.
This session seeks proposals that critically re-examine how public art developed in conjunction with a new wave of 'institutional' modernism in Australia in the second half of the 20th century, and the ways in which this intended symbiosis between architecture and art was thought capable of representing and indeed coercively forming a new kind of humanist and civil society.
Send abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> until 26 August 2016.
Proposals should consist of the following:
1. Completed session participation proposal form, or an email that provides the required information.
2. A letter or email briefly outlining expertise and interest in the topic of the session and the conference theme.
3. An abstract of the proposed paper, of no more than 400 words.
4. A brief cv (last 5 years/ one page maximum).
More information can be found on: http://aaanz.info/aaanz-home/conferences/2016-conference/work-art-2016-call-papers/
The Call for Papers for the inaugural issue, VIRAL, is open and accepting submissions at editors@TADjournal.org until September 1, 2016.
TAD is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in the field of building technology, with a particular focus on its translation, integration, and impact on architecture and design. TAD will solicit, capture, and share new knowledge in the ways we think, make, and use technology within the building arts. Published articles will feature primary research in emerging materials, construction techniques, design integration, structures, building systems, energy, environmental design, information technology, digital fabrication, sustainability and resiliency, project delivery, the history and theory of technology, and building technology education. Aimed at researchers, educators, and practitioners, the journal advances and transforms the current discourse on building based technologies with the goal of expanding, reimagining, and challenging its role for architecture and design.
Caryn Brause, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Chris Ford, Stanford University
Kyle Konis, University of Southern California
Clare Olsen, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Jeane Ripple, University of Virginia
Franca Trubiano, University of Pennsylvania
Marci Uihlein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Andrzej Zarzycki, New Jersey Institute of Technology
This symposium brings together leading researchers who are working on 19th and early 20th century collections of Asia Pacific photographs. Alongside a broader consideration of the significance of the history of photography in the region, explorations of visual and built traces of identity formations, globalised trading and agricultural industrialisation, and the envisioning of modernity and nationalism during the late colonial era will be highlighted. The projects featured in the symposium demonstrate different modes of archival research and interpretation methods and a spectrum of geographical connections showcasing different pathways into the photographic collections. As a cross disciplinary platform of research exchange, the symposium aims to generate an overview of new approaches to research into the 19th and early 20th century history of the Asia Pacific region. These are developing through working with the era’s arguably most captivating and rich visual traces.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Dear Distinguished Colleagues and Friends,
We are delighted to announce the second Issue of the MD Journal focused on “Synapses. Design and Connectivity, Networks and Interactions among objects, services, environments and people”.
For this MD Journal call, we seek to engage the ongoing design changes on issues of connectivity between objects and environments at different size levels and to promote new ideas on a broad user experience across social interactions and networked systems. The MD Journal second issue aims to reflect on the connectivity as a design focus in the contemporary culture by bridging various stimuli coming from design, architecture and networks sciences. This issue try to emphasise emerging paths and scenarios that are shaping a wider connectivity.
Adopting the synapses’ concept - often used to indicate the flow among neurons stimuli- we are particularly interested in underpinning those studies and projects that are transforming the ways we design today, merging more and more communication, interaction and technology contexts. The field of Connectivity has been originally practiced for years into the human-machines interaction discipline in response to an increased miniaturization of data transmission technologies. This progression are now radically changing the configuration of the communication and interactions between objects and people as well as possible design concepts and related practices. Moving from the classical Machine to Machine (m2m) ground, the Internet of Things (IoT) design field is becoming a very wide influential phenomena. Nowadays, this evolution lacks the constructive energy between conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches that we really need to increase the awareness of such connectivity development and on what this overall body of design knowledge offers. At the same time, the increasingly growing of mobile pervasive devices and wearable interactions has opened innovative ways to design everyday objects.
This call invites diverse communities of theorists and practitioners. We welcome contributions from a range of emphasis: scientific papers, critical review, design methodologies, conceptual and experimental approaches, case studies, prototypes and pilot projects. Areas of interventions could include small and large design sizes. Specifically, with this issue, we hope to explore multidisciplinary approaches across two sides: theoretical and materials. On one side we aims to extend the IoT field of study from the general approach to the more scientific one, bridging research areas on digital objects, services and environments, user-centered design, smart objects, social platforms and networked systems.
Possible topics of exploration include, but are not limited to:
• Ecosystems of networked objects;
• Networked interfaces and new materials for smart buildings;
• Wearable technology;
• Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environment;
• Energy management and networked systems;
• Biohacking, healthcare and wellbeing;
• Personal informatics and quantified self;
• Open source and open hardware;
• Open data and infoviz systems;
• Interactive experiences in smart exhibition and cultural heritage;
• Transportation and public spaces;
• Privacy, security and ethics in a connected world;
• Social platforms for data sharing.
We seek the presentation of unique, ground breaking, significant case studies, practice of design, prototypes and the review of pilot projects from an academic and not perspective.
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit an electronic version of original, unpublished manuscripts in English or Italian language. Contributions will be archived digitally on a web-based Open Access publication.
Deadline for abstract September 1st, 2016. Please submit for a peer review to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract submission September 1, 2016
Notification of Abstract Review September 6, 2016
Submission paper October 30, 2016
Notification of Peer Review Results November 20, 2016
Submission of final version December 10, 2016
Publication December 2016
For further details, see the Call for Submission announcement
Vanessa De Luca, Editor
SUPSI, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
Michele Zannoni, Editor
Università della Repubblica di San Marino
Call for Papers: The Stones Cry Out: Modes of Citation in Medieval Architecture
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 11-14, 2017
Organized by Lindsay Cook (Columbia University) and Zachary Stewart (Fordham University)
Citation, understood in its earliest legal sense, refers not to the act of reiterating or to the act of repeating but rather to a formal process of assembling parties separated by space and time. It is therefore best understood as a complex procedure for forging new relationships between people, places, and things that, though highly structured, are by no means inherently stable.
Over the past several decades, a growing number of scholars—including, most notably, Wolfgang Schenkluhn, Hans-Joachim Kunst, Dieter Kimpel, Robert Suckale, Dany Sandron, and Arnaud Timbert—have examined, in explicit terms, the role of citation in architectural production during the Middle Ages. On the one hand, their work has been of great benefit to the field, demonstrating that citation is a productive paradigm for understanding the ways in which isomorphic relationships enable spatial environments to create, support, or subvert social orders. On the other hand, their work has also raised troubling questions about the capacity of buildings to convey meaning, assuming as it does that architecture, like language, functions as a coherent semiotic system. Vitruvius laid the groundwork for the application of this logocentric analogy to classical architecture, but does it necessarily obtain within all modes of architectural production, particularly those considered un- or anti-classical? What are the advantages or disadvantages of choosing citation—versus imitation, replication, appropriation, influence, or habit—as a discursive frame for studying the recurrence of formal elements within architectural ensembles? How does such a visually oriented method address issues of production, perception, technology, function, and value? How might it alter current accounts of the design, construction, and meaning of buildings modeled after famous precedents such as St. Peter’s in Rome, the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, the Great Mosque of Damascus, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, or the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris?
This session invites papers that pursue these kinds of questions as they pertain to the diverse building cultures of the Middle Ages, West and East, between c.300 to c.1500. Highly encouraged are contributions that investigate the stimuli for citation, the media that make it possible, and the agents that make it productive. Especially welcome are papers involving case studies that consider the potential volatility of architectural citation across cultures, regions, institutions, audiences, materials, architectural types, art-historical styles, or chronological periods.
Contact Lindsay Cook (email@example.com) and Zachary Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org) to propose a 20-minute paper. Submissions must include a title, a one-page abstract, a short CV, and a completed Participant Information Form (available here: wmich.edu/medievalcongress/submissions). Proposals will be accepted through September 15, 2016.
The ARTIS – Institute of History of Art, School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and the ICOMOS Portugal are pleased to invite all the researchers, specialists and other stakeholders involved in the process of safeguarding of architectural heritage created in the meeting of cultures, to participate in the International Congress Preserving transcultural heritage: your way or my way?, which will take place in Lisbon, between 05 and 08 July 2017.
Paper and poster proposals are welcome until 31 August 2016. Please submit your paper or poster by sending the proposal to the email email@example.com (see the submission guidelines below). The proposals will be selected by the session organisers and the Scientific Committee on the basis of the following criteria: relevance, innovation, scientific quality and theme of the session. On 15 September proposers will be notified regarding acceptance of their paper or poster and will receive further instructions.
The organisation encourages multidisciplinary and international research on the safeguarding of transcultural heritage (architecture, urbanism, archaeology, landscapes and decorative arts in built heritage).
Session 1: Heritage values and management of African and American historic cities and sites with European influences
Session 2: Transcultural heritage, musealisation and memory: preservation of the Indigenous minorities’ heritage in Americas and in the Pacific region formerly under Western rule
Session 3: Contextualizing the (un)wanted: tourism and management of the architecture of totalitarian regimes in Europe
Session 4: Globalisation as generator of new transcultural heritages: preserving migrants’ architectural heritage
Session 5: Greeks, Romans and Byzantines in the Mediterranean region and Near East: guarding transcultural remains containing ancient classical influences
Session 6: Preserving shared heritage along the Silk Road, a major creator of cultural encounters
Session 7: Memories to remember and (not) forget: slaves’ heritage outside their homelands
Session 8: The “Indian melting pot” for religions and cultures: challenges concerning transcultural heritage preservation
Session 9: West versus East: differences and difficulties to the conservation of their shared heritage (European colonies in Far East / “Asiantowns” in the West)
Session 10: The discovery of ancient cultures: safeguarding of native architectural heritage in European colonies
Session 11: Religious, political and ideological fanaticisms as destroyers of “different” heritages throughout History
Session 12: European heritage as Imperialist statements in colonies: (un)desirable memories whish must be protected or to be forgotten?
Session 13: Between Far East and the Indian Sea: Indochinese and Insulindian cultures (influences, fusions and heritage safeguarding)
Session 14: The Ottoman Empire in the crossroad between Europe, Asia and Africa: fusion of cultures and heritages to preserve
Session 15: Questions, controversies, idiosyncrasies and case studies on authenticity between different cultures, when focusing the safeguarding of transcultural architectural heritage
Session 16: Should be followed or ignored? Reception of European heritage theories within non-Western cultures
Session 17: Safeguarding of architectural heritage belonging to ethnic and religious minorities inside countries with dominant cultures
Session 18: Other relevant themes
Download the submission template, and fill it with the following data:
Paper or poster?
Name of the session (only for papers)
Title of the paper, with 15 words maximum;
Abstract with 250 words maximum;
Three to five keywords;
Personal data (name, professional affiliation, mail and email addresses, and telephone contact of the authors);
The acceptance notification for submitted papers and posters will be known by 15 September 2016. After being accepted, preliminary versions of paper texts and poster drafts should be submitted until 30 November 2016, for peer-review.
Researchers can submit simultaneously a paper and a poster, but only with different subjects (paper and poster cannot be both about the same subject). Therefore, it must be submitted an abstract for each proposal.
Dimension of posters should be AO (841 x 1189 mm) vertical. Posters should be printed by their authors and delivered in the first day of the congress (in the registration) or by mail (should arrive until 30 June 2017).
For further questions, please contact the organisation. Download here the pdf of the call for papers and posters.
This is a call for papers for a session to be held at the College Art Association's Annual Meeting in New York City in February of 2017.
In recent years, theoretical concepts of the ruin as memorial, as inspiration, and as symbol have generated scholarly inquiry and public fascination alike. The physical study of ruinous buildings tends to be overshadowed by the current emphasis on meaning and morality, and yet ruins and their conservation or restoration have long been sources for both new scholarship and the reevaluation of existing scholarly constructs. By making visible what was never intended to be visible, fragmentation provides significant insight into structure, materials, and architectural practices. Divergent interpretations of architectural fragments can lead to vastly different constructs of the history of style; processes of cleaning and restoration provide opportunities to examine building materials with new technology while simultaneously preventing—perhaps permanently—the chance for future scholars to perform the same kinds of evaluations. Restoration may create substantively new buildings that await incorporation into the history—and historiography—of architecture and the built environment. We propose a session that examines loss, destruction, fragmentation, and restoration in the context of intellectual inquiry. Potential questions include: what are the ramifications of studying buildings in their less-than-complete states? How does decay, disaster, or resurgence lead to the reordering of architectural canons? What are we able to see, understand, or imagine in architectural fragments that would otherwise be impossible in a complete or restored structure? What can we learn from buildings via processes of preservation or restoration, and how do such processes open or close different means of investigation?
Session sponsors: Sarah Thompson, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Maile Hutterer, University of Oregon.
Interested applicants should visit http://www.collegeart.org/news/2016/07/05/2017-call-for-participation-now-open/ to download submission instructions, which are listed on the call for papers.
Two themes stand out prominently in discussions, projects and strategies that are at the forefront of contemporary urbanisation. It is, on one hand, the question of ecology, where the city and architecture are reconceptualised in "green" terms such as sustainability, resilience, metabolic optimisation and energy efficiency. On the other hand is the cybernetic question, where the futures of architecture and urbanisation are staked upon the pervasive use of digital communication, interactive technologies, ubiquitous computing, and the "big data". Moreover, these two questions have become increasingly intertwined as two facets of a single environmental question: while real-time adjustments, behaviour optimisation and "smart" solutions are central to urban environmental agenda, the omnipresent network of perpetually interacting digital objects constitutes itself a qualitatively new environment within which urban citizens are enfolded. But as digital networks become our "second nature," we also hark back to the models derived from the "first nature".
With the growing pressure on architects, urbanists and planners to deliver ecological and techno-informational solutions, with (self-)monitoring of citizens "behaviour", optimisation of the buildings "performance", and smoothing of urban "flows", and with the respective substitution of democratic politics by automated governance models, it is ever more important to interrogate the historical, theoretical, methodological and epistemological assumptions beneath the above set of processes that can be described, following Michel Foucault, as environmental governmentality. These questions will be explored under three thematic tracks: Optimised urban ecosystems, Architectural turn to nature?, and "Big data" and urban subjectification."
Authors are welcome to submit analytical papers, theoretically well-grounded case studies, or architectural counter-projects for presentations while indicating their preference for one of the above tracks. At the same time we ask that their contributions consider specifically how natures and data are intertwined in architectural and urban politics today, how the politics of environments is ecological and cybernetic simultaneously.
Please submit your proposal (max 400 words) and a short bio (max 50 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by the November 1st, 2016.
ACSA invites paper submissions under 18 thematic session topics plus an additional open category. Authors may submit only one paper per session topic. The same paper may not be submitted to multiple topics.
All authors submitting papers must be faculty or staff at an ACSA member schools; Individual Members; Student Members or become supporting ACSA members at the time of paper submission. If you are not a member, you can join ACSA here.
Authors may submit only one paper per session topic. The same paper may not be submitted to multiple topics. An author can present no more than two papers at the Annual Meeting. Papers must report on recently completed work, and papers cannot have been previously published or presented in public except to a regional audience.
Paper formatting requirements:
Papers should be no longer than 4,000 words, excluding the abstract and endnotes.
No more than 5 images may be used in the paper. Images (low resolution) and captions should be embedded in the paper.
Omit all author names from the paper and any other identifying information to maintain an anonymous review process.
Papers must be written in English.
Do not include an abstract in the paper file.
Papers may be uploaded in Word, RTF, or PDF formats.
The deadline for submitting a paper to a session for the Annual Meeting is September 21, 2016 (extended). Authors will submit papers through the ACSA online interface.
All submissions will be reviewed carefully by at least three reviewers. The session topic chairs make official acceptance. Selection is based on innovation, clarity, contribution to the discipline of architecture, and relevance to the session topic. All authors will be notified of the status of their paper and will receive comments from their reviewers.
HistoryMiami Museum is proud to announce its upcoming exhibition, The Discipline of Nature: Architect Alfred Browning Parker, which will examine the 60-year career of the famed Miami architect whose organic tropicalist designs made him a regional leader and a national icon.
Opening on the 100th anniversary of the architect’s birth, The Discipline of Nature will celebrate Parker’s rich and prolific life. Featuring original drawings, archival photographs, and models and furnishings, the exhibition will illustrate Parker’s evolving designs and illuminate his use of natural principles, forms, and materials to create an organic structure for his work.
The exhibition, running from September 24, 2016 – February 26, 2017, brings new relevance to Parker as the activist architect, writer, speaker, teacher and philosopher of Miami.
“Parker has a remarkable legacy in Miami. He was an original thinker who emphasized environmentally friendly design and sustainability longer before the “green movement” even existed," said Stuart Chase, President and CEO of HistoryMiami. “This exhibition not only celebrates his remarkable designs, but highlights the ecological and environmental basis to his work.”
Parker designed more than 500 projects in his 60-year career, many of which were award-winning designs, and was the recipient of the American Institute of Architects Florida Association’s inaugural Award of Honor in 1967.
"As an architect deeply rooted in Florida, Parker designed and built singular works directed by a coherent system of values that directly address issues of place," said co-Curator Allan Shulman. "Central to his ethos was respect for the earth and its resources, and moral and aesthetic interest in the power of nature."
HistoryMiami Museum will host a Grand Opening party for The Discipline of Nature on September 24th with a special conversation with curators Randolph C. Henning and Allan Shulman that will bring to light the indelible impact Parker had on Florida's built landscape.
“Without question Alfred Browning Parker is Florida’s most renowned and celebrated architect,” Curator Randolph C. Henning said. “What better day to open this exhibition, a celebration of his passionate creative energy and commitment to living in harmony with the environment, than on the day marking the centennial anniversary of his birth.”
For more information visit www.historymiami.org. Tickets to see the exhibition cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $5 for children, and free for children under 6 years old.
Application available online: August 15, 2016
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals for projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. As one of the few funders of individuals in the field of architecture, the foundation's grants provide important support for the work of emerging and established architects, scholars, writers, artists, designers, curators, filmmakers, and other individuals.
To apply for an individual grant, applicants must submit an Inquiry Form—the first stage of a two-stage application process. The online Inquiry Form will be available on our website from August 15 until the deadline on September 15, 2016.
Download the Inquiry Form Worksheet here
to prepare your responses and gather requested materials before August 15.
For more information about the Graham Foundation's grants and to learn if your project is eligible for funding, please see our grant guidelines.
ENDLESS IMAGES: A SoCal Summer Program organized by the Visual Resources Association (VRA), Society of CA Archivists (SCA), and Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS-SC) on Sunday, August 14 & Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Laguna College of Art & Design. Sessions and Lightning Round talks will take place on Monday; optional tour of the Laguna Art Museum and attendance at the Pageant of the Masters are organized for Sunday.
For more information and to register, please see:
The early bird deadline to obtain the best value is this Wednesday, July 20th. If you would like to attend the Pageant of the Masters performance Sunday night, you need to register and pay for your ticket by the early bird deadline.