Recent Opportunities

  • CFP: Modernism in New England, March 5th, 2016, Wellesley College

    Wellesley | Dates: 20 Oct – 13 Nov, 2015
    Modernism in New England Saturday, March 5th, 2016 Collins Cinema, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts A symposium funded by the Barra Foundation and co-sponsored by the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College and Historic Deerfield, Inc.
  • Now Accepting Applications: Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures PhD Program:

    Dates: 19 Oct – 15 Dec, 2015
    The Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures doctoral program is now accepting applications! A collaborative effort between the school of Architecture at Milwaukee and the Department of Art History at Madison, BLC is a leader in innovative field-based learning. We pride ourselves on our classes getting students in the field as they expand their methods and hone their research interests. We offer innovative field schools and methods courses and take advantage of the strengths of both of our campuses. BLC PhD Students • Attain skills to explore buildings, landscapes, and cultures as process, lived, and representation • Utilize a range of methods including formal analysis of architecture, fieldwork and documentation, archival research, oral history 
 • Develop multiple forms of literacy such as spatial/architectural, landscape, cultural and visual literacy 
 Applicants may apply to UW-Madison’s Department of Art History (PhD Art History) or UW-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture & Urban Planning (PhD in Architecture). For more about the program and how to apply, visit blcprogram.weebly.com Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/331499171288/ or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/BLCProgram.
  • Modern Cuba: Continuity of Past and Present

    Dates: 14 – 23 May, 2016
    Docomomo US is pleased to announce registration for this educational travel tour of modern architecture in Havana, Cuba. Guests will experience the rich architectural past of this long elusive Caribbean island located just 90 miles south of U.S. soil. Modern Cuba offers a unique travel opportunity in a small group setting featuring access to modern homes and buildings considered off the beaten path or not ordinarily open to the public.
  • Call for Papers: Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage

    Taipei | Dates: 20 Oct – 20 Nov, 2015
    Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage March 31 – April 4, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan Call for Papers deadline: 20 November. In the context of rapid cultural and economic globalisation, over half of the World’s population now live in urban areas. This dramatic expansion poses many challenges to a city’s character and identity, shifting the way in which cities preserve, present and promote their pasts and traditions against fierce and competitive demands for space. Urban heritage, as the valued tangible and intangible legacies of the past, would appear to be an increasingly important asset for communities and governments alike, allowing cities to mark their distinctiveness, attract tourists and inward investment and, retain a historical narrative that feeds into the quality of life. At the same time, new heritage – the heritage of the future – is being created in cities and towns across the globe from ‘starchitecture’ and the creation of new iconic structures, to communities that are protecting and nurturing buildings and practices that have meaning and value to them. In this context we ask: What will future residents and tourists inherit from their towns and cities? This conference aims to provide critical dialogue beyond disciplinary boundaries and seeks to bring together researchers, policy makers and academics from a wide range of disciplines and fields including: anthropology, architecture, archaeology, art history, cultural geography, cultural studies, design, ethnology and folklore, economics, history, heritage studies, landscape studies, leisure studies, museum studies, philosophy, political science, sociology, tourism studies, urban history and urban/spatial planning. Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:  Innovative modalities of protection and planning urban heritage  Community approaches to and uses of, urban heritage  City based tourism and visitor economies of urban heritage  Urban heritage as a form of social resistance  Heritage as city memory  Cosmopolitan urban heritage and re-creating identities  Global and mega-city competition through heritage  Revitalising the city through heritage  Sub-urban and sub-altern heritage  Urban spaces, traditions and intangible heritage Further information and full Call for Papers can be found on the website Please submit a 300 word abstract by 20 November Ironbridge@contacts.bham.ac.ukFull details: www.inheritingthecity.wordpress.com
  • Back to the City - Urbanism, Density, and Housing 1976-2016

    Glasgow | Dates: 05 – 06 May, 2016
    Proposals are invited for papers and posters on topics relating to the conference themes. Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent to Ambrose Gillick (a.gillick@gsa.ac.uk) by 16 November 2015, along with contact details and a CV/biographical information (1-2 pages). The conference is supported by the Leverhulme Trust. A limited number of travel bursaries are available.
  • 53rd IMCL Conference on Caring for Our Common Home: Sustainable, Just Cities & Settlements

    Rome | Dates: 18 Oct – 20 Dec, 2015
    We must make our cities healthy, just and sustainable for all humans and for the earth. We must adopt wiser strategies and practices­ in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, planning, transportation planning ­ that lead to genuine social, environmental and economic sustainability, a healthy environment for humans and for the earth. We must do this NOW. We can wait no longer. At this conference, we will share knowledge of the effects of the built environment on the health of humans and the earth; foster interdisciplinary collaboration on real sustainable and equitable practices; and define a universal charter (or road map) for improving the built environment. Paper proposals are invited from elected officials, scholars and practitioners concerned with the following issues: Topics for Caring for Our Common Home: · Achieving Healthy, Just, Sustainable Cities · Prioritizing Urban Health Equity · Healing Forgotten Neighborhoods · Sociable Squares and Special Places · Making Poor Neighborhoods Beautiful · Regeneration Projects · Caring for Green and Blue in the City · Strategies to Improve Air and Water Quality · Lifetime Communities · Constructing Cities to Last · Ensuring a Truly Sustainable Urban Fabric · Impact of the Built and Natural Environment on Health · Strategies to Achieve a Green Healthy City for Children · The Common Good, Urban Design, and the Public Realm · How Public Health and Urban Design Collaborate · Prioritizing Low Energy Use Cities · The City of Short Distances · Community-led Neighborhood Planning · Integrated Strategies to Combat Poverty and Protect Nature
  • Call for Application for Three Short-Term Fellowships for New Research on Local Renaissances

    Florence/Naples | Dates: 17 – 30 Oct, 2015
    The aim of the call for applications is to create an international team formed of three scholars, either PhD candidates at the end of their research or postdoctoral fellows, to work together for three months to explore different notions of antiquarian culture and artistic patronage in different areas in Europe during the early modern period. Working on the assumption that a universal and monolithic Renaissance is increasingly seen to be a superseded concept, the research group will be encouraged to investigate the idea of “local Renaissances”, as well as crucial historiographical concepts such as “antiquity”, “identity” and “style”. Over a very long period the idea that Florence and Rome represent the canon of Renaissance art and architecture has led to a deep misunderstanding of the specific artistic cultures found in other contexts, which have often been relegated to the margins of scholarship as backward-looking peripheries. It is now well known that different local all’antica styles developed across Italy, such as those in Venice and Milan, and more attention has been devoted to the multiple ‘antiquities’ which informed also the artistic and literary cultures of Florence and Rome. The ERC-HistAntArtSI project has been working for four years on rediscovering the specific character of antiquarian culture and artistic patronage in the Kingdom of Naples between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and on redefining the concept of Southern Renaissance. This concept, once used in local historiography to indicate a phenomenon of uniformity and backwardness, is gradually being reshaped and revised, reinforcing the idea of another Renaissance, one which belongs more coherently to the regional histories presently being uncovered throughout Italy and the rest of Europe. Furthermore, recent research has demonstrated how a new fascination with the classical past was a widespread phenomenon in early modern Europe. While work has been done on the reception of antiquity in France, Germany and the Netherlands, there are other contexts that still remain at the margins of Renaissance historiography and need to be investigated. As a result of collaboration between the ERC/HistAntArtSi project and the Kunsthistorisches Institut, three research scholarships are being offered to investigate the reception of the classical past in selected areas and regions of Europe. We seek for proposals that, taking an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, look at single regions or areas which for historical or cultural reasons were connected to southern Italy, such as Spain, Dalmatia, Greece or Flanders. It is possible that other areas in northern or eastern Europe will also be considered. A particular requirement will be that the candidates investigate not only single examples of local Renaissances but also the possible connections, networks and dialogues which existed among different contexts. Scholars are encouraged to present proposals which explore local concepts of the antique in the form of archaeological excavations, works of art, architecture, antiquarian literature, and history, and which address the problem both of how the contemporary “identity” of cities and regions was formed by a local notion of the “antique” as well as how local antiquities were used to construct a sense of identity for civic institutions or individuals. We welcome cases which question the idea of a “single antiquity”, considering instead how the idea of antiquity varied widely, including not only Roman, but also Greek and pre-classical indigenous antiquities, as well as monuments and objects from the more recent medieval past. Proposals may consider aspects of the local reception of antiquity, such as the notion of competing ‘antiquities’, the character and priorities of local conceptions of the antique, the merge and clash of imported modes of classical revival with local idioms or relationships between concepts of antiquity in various regions. Candidate profile: Potential candidates will be scholars who are already working on a European area at a doctoral or postdoctoral level. In line with the approach and methodology of the HistAntArtSI research project, the selected group of scholars would work together sharing an interdisciplinary and comparative approach and maintaining constant contact with the research team hosted at the University of Naples Federico II. In addition to their individual and specific research skills, each candidate should be able to demonstrate her/his capacity to cooperate as part of a research group. Candidates should also have a good knowledge of spoken and written Italian and English. Work description: Scholarships will begin in January 2016 and end in March 2016. Fellows will be expected to live in Florence and to work at the Kunsthistorisches Institut. Each scholar will work individually on her/his research topic, but will be expected to engage closely and continuously in seminars and discussions with the other two selected scholars and with the ERC HistAntArtSI research group. The group of scholars will be expected to organize a workshop in which they will present the results of their work at the Kunsthistorisches Institut and to submit a proposal for a panel to be held in the following RSA (2017). Stipend: Each scholar will receive circa 2000 € monthly. There are no additional funds for travel to Florence. Application: Applicants must submit a thousand-word length project proposal, together with a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. The names of two established scholars ready to support the application must be listed at the end of the cover letter. Applicants are required to merge all the documents in a single PDF (max. 2 MB) and submit it via e-mail to info@histantartsi.eu + dirnova@khi.fi.it
  • CFP: (AAS-in-Asia 2016): Cities by Experts for the People

    Dates: 16 – 25 Oct, 2015
    CALL FOR PAPERS, AAS-in-ASIA 2016 Conference, KyotoCities by Experts for the People: In search of spaces of hope in the intersections of power and knowledge * Critical urban theorists have often given short shrift to bureaucracies as possible sites for emancipatory politics. Since Max Weber?s rendition of the ?iron cage of bureaucracy? and Herbert Marcuse?s critique of the ?one-dimensional man,? academic writing tends to portray professional experts working within bureaucracies as extensions of the coercive state and increasingly as collaborators of corporate powers amidst accelerating neoliberalization. Against this context, ?spaces of hope? have been largely couched in the informal and the autonomous, where ?local knowledge? and ?bottom-up? initiatives are seen as key for generating alternative futures that resist the top-down, generic solutions imposed by technical experts.

    Recent studies on the nature of expertise suggest that the assumed dichotomy between expert and indigenous knowledge has at times been overstated. Although expert practices have been central to the rise of modern statecraft and hence the normative configuration of power/knowledge, experts are constantly required to make pragmatic accommodation in projects and policies in actual operations. Despite being increasingly subjected to managerialist initiatives and market-based solutions, growing skepticism about the ?reach of the state? has also promulgated new forms of reflexivity and aspirations amongst professionals and bureaucrats.

    This panel will examine the roles of professional experts whose agencies are both augmented and restricted by bureaucratic structures. These may include urban planners, architects, development consultants, systems analysts and others whose epistemologies and interventions are spatial in nature. Research that explores the techno-politics of practice, the cultural world of expertise and performativity of administrative apparatuses are especially welcome. By examining how expertise has been reconfigured in ongoing reshaping of political formations, we ask whether there are potentials for emancipatory politics in the unlikeliest of places.

    Interested participants should submit a 250-word abstract to Lee Kah-Wee ( leekahwee@nus.edu.sg), National University of Singapore and to Cecilia L.
    Chu (clchu@hku.hk), The University of Hong Kong, by *25 October 2015*. We hope to hear from you!

    For more information on AAS-in-Asia 2016, please visit http://www.aas-in-asia.org/2016-Call-for-Proposals-Main.htm
    http://www.aas-in-asia.org
     
  • CFP: Boston University Graduate Symposium (Boston, 26-27 Feb 16)

    Dates: 16 Oct – 21 Nov, 2015
    Boston University and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, February 26 - 27, 
    2016
    Deadline: Nov 21, 2015

    The 32nd Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of 
    Art & Architecture

    Submissions Due: November 21, 2015
    Symposium Dates: February 26 – 27, 2016

    Serious Fun: Expressions of Play in the History of Art and Architecture

    In all of its forms, play is a vital expressive force. Whether 
    theatrical or athletic, rollicking or subversive, play has enacted a 
    pivotal role in shaping cultural life. The 32nd Annual Boston 
    University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & 
    Architecture invites submissions that consider aspects of play as form, 
    content, process, and methodological framework.

    Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the following: 
    representations of play;  entertainment, games, and toys; spaces of 
    play, leisure, and recreation; play as practice; political control of 
    play; play as dissent or activism; word play; the naughty and the 
    bawdy; revelry and whimsy; play and performance; and play as creative 
    force.

    We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of their 
    studies, working in any area or discipline.

    Please send an abstract (300 words or less), paper title, and a CV to 
    the Symposium Coordinator, Catherine O’Reilly, at 
    bugraduatesymposiumhaa@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is 
    Saturday, November 21, 2015. Selected speakers will be notified before 
    January 1, 2016.  Papers should be 20 minutes in length and will be 
    followed by a question and answer session.

    The Symposium will be held Friday, February 26 – Saturday, February 27, 
    2016, with a keynote lecture (TBD) on Friday evening at the Boston 
    University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery and graduate presentations 
    on Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, 
    Boston.

    This event is generously sponsored by The Boston University Center for 
    the Humanities; the Boston University Department of History of Art & 
    Architecture; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Boston University 
    Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association; and the 
    Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.
     
  • CFP: Visioning Technologies - The Architectures of Sight

    Dates: 16 Oct – 31 Dec, 2015
    An opportunity has arisen to include one extra chapter in this book. The section of the book for this chapter is "Digital Technologies and the Architecture of the 21st Century"

    Below are the book details and contact information.

    Publisher: Ashgate publishing, UK
    Editor: Dr. Graham Cairns
    Copy: hardback followed by paperback and online.
    Chapter Word limit (including footnotes): 5-7000 words Those interest contact: Dr. Graham Cairns: gc@architecturemps.com<mailto:gc@architecturemps.com>

    Book theme:

    Visioning Technologies - The Architectures of Sight is a collection of texts from theorists that examine how architecture has been, and is, reframed and restructured by the visual and theoretical frameworks introduced by different ?technologies of sight? ? understood to include orthographic projection, perspective drawing, telescopic devices, photography, film and computer visualization etc. Each author will deal with their own area and historical period of expertise.

    The premise of the book is that ?visioning technologies? have tended, in their incipient moments, to repeat one aim ? the reproduction of reality. Perspective froze space visually, photography captured it momentarily, film presented it in time, and virtual reality immerses us in it holistically. Even parametricism can be said to reproduce a ?reality? on screen ? it allows us to watch the real time process of form formation (what we previously called design).

    However, more than just reproducing reality, these technologies influence architectural design, theory, and intellectual / spatial conceptualisations in a way that evolves over time. In the case of perspective drawing, the influence of the ?new mechanical drawing technique? would manifest itself in single point perspective images of Brunelleschi. In the context of photography, architecture had at its disposal a technology of hi-fidelity realism whose reproductive potential was, for Reyner Banham, what made the International Style, international. In turn, photography?s position as the visioning technology of ?the real? soon superseded by film and its introduction of ?movement and time? into the lexicon of architectural theory. Contemporary digital technologies in their turn continue this evolution, mimicking the design process, prefiguring the experience of spaces yet to be built and fundamentally alter the way we actually design.

    This call is primarily for papers that will deal with the contemporary ?digital turn?. Authors of papers on perspective, photography or film may also enquire.

    More details: gc@architecturemps.com<mailto:gc@architecturemps.com
     
  • Taliesin West Preservation Master Plan

    Scottsdale | Dates: 21 Oct, 2015
    Guided by the Foundation Board and the Taliesin West Preservation Oversight Committee, an international team of preservation experts, the Taliesin West Preservation Master Plan outlines the overarching philosophy and direction for the present and future preservation of Frank Lloyd Wright's desert masterpiece in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    At the evening event, Sean Malone, CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, will be joined by Gunny Harboe, FAIA, internationally recognized preservation architect and founder of Chicago-based Harboe Architects. Mr. Harboe, the plan's primary author, will present the tenants of the Taliesin West preservation plan. He has overseen the preservation of some of America's most significant historic buildings including Wright sites such as Chicago's Rookery, the Robie House and Unity Temple.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    7:00-8:30 pm
    Lecture and community dialogue. Reception to follow.

    By reservation only. Seating is limited.

    RSVP to Sally Russell at srussell@franklloydwright.org or 480-237-8055.
  • Replica of Paul Rudolph's 1952 Walker Guest House Opening Nov. 6

    Sarasota | Dates: 06 – 08 Nov, 2015
    The Sarasota Architectural Foundation has constructed a full-size replica of Paul Rudolph's 1952 Walker Guest House. The replica's grand opening is Nov. 6, the first day of SararasotaMOD Weekend, a celebration of mid-century modern architecture, which focuses on Rudolph this year.
  • Art History 40: Image and Memory: 40 Years of Art-Historical Writing

    London | Dates: 12 – 12 Dec, 2015
    This day of papers brings together for the first time the past and present editors of the Association of Art Historians journal, Art History, in a collective engagement with the role of memory and the image in art-historical writing.  As a celebration of the journal approaching 40 years of publication history, the papers will present a range of perspectives on the problem of images and memory, as arguably key to defining the conceptual practice of the discipline.  Looking both back onto the journal’s history and forward to prospective avenues of enquiry, the papers are variously concerned with situating art-historical or visual memory across a spectrum of disciplinary concerns. The papers will pursue issues of recollection, reminiscence and memory such as the affect of nostalgia, the play of temporalities, echoes and reflections, oblivions and forgettings, or conversely the afterlives of forms, whether ephemeral or archival, in their survivals and half-lives, absences and presence; and objects such as monuments, anti-monuments or memorials, mnemonic objects or displays, souvenirs, mementoes, replicas and reproductions, fragments or ruins.

    Organised by Dr Genevieve Warwick (Editor, Art History) Dr Gavin Parkinson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
     
  • CFP: Creative Placemaking and Beyond (London, 30 Aug-2 Sep 16)

    London | Dates: 25 Oct, 2015
    Creative Placemaking and Beyond: Continuing and re-invigorating the arts-led conversation

    Royal Geographical Society 2016 Annual Conference: Nexus Thinking

    30 August -2 September 2016
    London, UK

    Convenors: Cara Courage, University of Brighton and Anita McKeown, SMARTlab, University College Dublin.

    This session will continue the interrogation of notions of creative placemaking started at the RGS 2015 annual conference, aiming to take this conversation to the US and broaden international and sectora/practice discussion.

    The creative placemaking (Landesman 2009) term has entered the arts-driven placemaking sector narrative presented as a ?new [U.S.] policy platform across all levels of government? (Markusen and Gadwa 2010:26) with a particular ethos; a cross-sectoral approach to arts-led regeneration (Markusen and Gadwa 2010) and of including non-arts stakeholders within community revitalisation (Poticha, 2011).

    With contemporary debates around creative placemaking and its relations now reaching a moment in maturity and diversity a critique and a deeper understanding of practice is necessary.

    Persistent questions arise around issues of arts practice/process, power relations, individual and community agency and creative placemaking?s relation vis-?-vis the neoliberal. As such, this session encourages a re-consideration of the role of the arts and creativity within socially-engaged placemaking practices for their potential to encourage self-organisation and how citizens can take the initiative in effecting their lived spacetime (McCormack 2013). It seeks to broaden the constituents in the creative placemaking discourse through presenting an international conversation that focuses on socially practiced, co-produced and citizen-led placemakings, addressing issues of scale, interdisciplinarity and radical practices within creative place production and co-production.

    Given the vital need also for theorists to be in dialogue with practitioners, this session is seeking abstracts from both constituencies, with papers spanning theory and practice and examples of where the two intersect in the academy or in the field. It thus aims to provide a critical assessment of creative placemaking and of community driven placemaking (Hou and Rios 2003) and social design across all settlement types and conceptual, empirical, methodological papers papers are invited.

    Papers might address, but are not limited to:

    ? Challenges to the concepts of creative placemaking and citizen-driven placemaking ? Examination and re-imagination of radical practices within arts-led community regeneration.
    ? The role of the individual and the artist/practitioner and other professionals in ?open source? placemaking ? Performing and un-performing place ? Systemic approaches to creative placemaking and Place-based design - Dealing with complexity.
    ? The role of administrations and policy development effected by grassroots placemakings ? The personal is political ? behavourial related interventions of placemaking beyond party political agendas.

    Please submit an abstract for consideration, of no more than 250 words, by 25th October, to cara@caracourage.net<mailto:cara@caracourage.net> and anita@smartlab-ie.com<mailto:anita@smartlab-ie.com>. Successful applicants will be informed by 27th October for their timely registration to AAG 2016.
     
  • Please take the 2015 VRA Professional Status Survey!

    Dates: 14 – 30 Oct, 2015
    http://z.umn.edu/vraprofstatussurvey

    You are invited to participate in the 2015 Visual Resources Association (VRA) Professional Status Survey. The VRA is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. The purpose of the survey is to gather information that will assist VRA in understanding and responding to recent changes in the profession.

    You should participant in the survey if you work with or have worked with or are planning to work with: Image Media [Digital Images, Slides, Photographs, Film/Video, Multimedia, PDFs]

    As a: 
    Cataloguer / Curator / Librarian / Archivist / Instructor/ Instructional Designer / IT Specialist / Digital Media Specialist / Photographer / Vendor / Support Staff 
    And/ or with expertise or responsibilities in any of these areas:
    Collection Development / Collection Management / Database Management /        AV Support / Tech Support / Instructional or Research Support / Metadata /          Administration / Rights and Reproductions / Graphic Design / Social Media /          Web Development  

    You should take the survey if the above describes you even if you are a student, unemployed, or retired. There are questions that will be relevant you.

    The survey will take 10 to 30 minutes to complete. 
    The Survey is here: http://z.umn.edu/vraprofstatussurvey
    The survey will close at 11:59 pm CT, Friday, October 30.

    If you experience technical difficulties with the survey please contact Rebecca Moss at mossx014@umn.edu.
  • Call for Papers: Design Research - History, Theory, Practice (2016 Design Research Society Conference)

    Dates: 14 Oct – 09 Nov, 2015
    Dear list members, with apologies for cross posting ******** DRS2016 ******** DESIGN + RESEARCH + SOCIETY | FUTURE – FOCUSED THINKING Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference 27-30 June 2016, Brighton UK http://www.drs2016.org/#drs2016 Deadline for full papers: 9th November 2015 We are pleased to announce the following panel theme, now seeking paper submissions as part of the 2016 DRS conference in Brighton. *Design Research - History, Theory, Practice: histories for future-focused thinking* Design historians continually revise and reflect upon their preoccupations, omissions, emerging methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches to design and research. Since design history’s emergence in the 1970s both as an academic discipline and as an intellectual practice concerning the past, present and future of design, this reflexive impulse has included several areas of critical discourse, including gender, material anthropologies, global narratives of design, histories of pedagogy, among others, with this panel’s added preoccupation with histories of design research. The Design Research Society 2016 conference offers an opportunity to examine overlapping constituencies and interests between design history, design research and current practice and asks, what has changed over the last 50 years in the field of design research? This panel takes the anniversary occasion of the DRS, the first multi- disciplinary society for the international design research community, as a starting point and extends the question to include geographies, histories, figures, practices and new models. What can historians contribute to the understanding of design research as a methodology of history, theory and practice? How do social, cultural frameworks influence design research methods? This theme aims to contribute to the formation of new knowledge about design research over the past 50 years in a global context. We invite contributions from a range of constituencies that take histories of future-focused design thinking as their remit. Proposals of interest include (but are not limited to): Translation and shared vocabularies of design research (including geographic, disciplinary, theoretical and practice-led approaches to design and design language); Experiments in and histories of design pedagogy; Emergent constituencies of design research methodologies, agency and trans- national design; Texts and contexts related to design research; Gender in histories of design research and design practice. Information regarding submission, the conference and further themes available via the DRS2016 conference website: http://www.drs2016.org/additional-themes/ Or contact the sub-chairs: Livia Rezende, Royal College of Art, UK & Maya Oppenheimer, London College of Communication, UK Maya Oppenheimer, PhD Teaching & Learning Officer, Design History Society Senior Lecturer & Support Coordinator Contextual & Theoretical Studies School of Design, London College of Communication Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB m.oppenheimer@lcc.arts.ac.uk Livia Rezende, PhD Treasurer, Design History Society Tutor in History of Design Lecturer and Tutor in Critical and Historical Studies School of Humanities, Royal College of Art Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU livia.rezende@rca.ac.uk
  • Architecture and Inequality

    Chicago | Dates: 07 – 07 Nov, 2015
    The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative presents at the Chicago Architecture Biennial a lecture and discussion panel to examine issues of architecture and inequality from both historical and contemporary perspectives. The event will included a series of speakers presenting original research on subjects ranging from the American welfare state and capitalism, to contemporary race and biopolitics. Featured work will include the 'Black Lives Matter' project from the Aggregate website (http://www.we-aggregate.org/project/black-lives-matter). The panel's work is framed by the following questions: What can architectural history teach us about the history of inequality in the United States? What might be learned from architectural history and architecture about paths forward out of the current situations of inequality?
  • CPUD '16 / City Planning and Urban Design Summit and Conference

    Istanbul | Dates: 07 – 09 Apr, 2016
    Call for Papers: CITIES AND CITY PLANS: THE PAST AND THE FUTURE CPUD '16 / City Planning and Urban Design Summit and Conference will be held on April 7-9, 2016 at Cezayir Conference Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center)and will be organized by BİLSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions). Special Focus: TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY AND ECONOMY In the new millennium, the politics, needs, priorities and planning itself are in constant change and obviously new challenges in terms of city planning are put forward. Today many cities are working to encourage populations to return to their urban core through the creation of revitalization efforts to distressed neighborhoods and old downtown centers. Industrial zones are moving, life styles are changing and growth and immigration in mega cities are still an issue. Given the importance of cities as significant social, political and economic centers, the rethinking of planning comes at a principal moment when urban policy must be able to plan for a sustainable future in relation to the individual needs of neighborhoods, individuals and established urban systems. KEYNOTES Charnelle Hicks; CHPlanning Charnelle Hicks is the president and principal planner for CHPlanning which provides innovative and cost-effective solutions in comprehensive planning, municipal planning, transportation planning, environmental planning, and community outreach programs for public and private clients throughout the United States. She has nearly 25 years of experience in transportation planning, comprehensive and regional planning, economic development, and public outreach. She has extensive knowledge of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) and is a certified PMPEI instructor. Derya OKTAY Derya Oktay is currently a Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture and the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey. Prior to her current position, she was the Director of the MS in Urban Design Programme and a professor at Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, and the Founding Director of the Urban Research & Development Center (URDC) at the same institution (1999-2013). In addition, she has served as the President of the Society for International Development (SID) Lefkosa Chapter in Cyprus. PUBLICATION All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM's digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars. AGENDA Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 8, 2016 Deadline for registration: March 11, 2016 Deadline for full papers submission: March 18, 2016 Please control our website to see the last updates http://www.cpudconference.org/p/registration.html THEMES 1. CITIES IN TRANSFORMATION, SOCIAL CHANGES AND PLANNING Housing in the New Millenium Ecosystem and Urban Ecology Participation and Governance Economic, Leisure and Tourism Aspects of Contemporary Cities Infrastructure, Facilities, Systems: New Technologies and Economy Water Management and Resource Management Transportation and Movement of People, Goods, Information Best (and Worst) Practices: Informing Future Possibilities Historic Preservation Public Health and Cities Arts, Culture and Creative Placemaking 2. PLANNING IN TRANSFORMATION Rethinking Planning and Urban Design: Evolving and Declining Models of City Planning Practice New Ideas: Small Scale-Large Scale Emergent Planning Aspects Effectiveness of Planning Politics, Social Change and Planning Civic Participation Transformation of Cities: Case Studies Transformation of Urban indicators Best (and Worst) Practices: Informing Future Possibilities Visualization Methods for Planning Planning Visions Past: Their Fates and Impacts Planning Visions Now: Their Innovations and Viability Forecasting - Envisioning: Predicting Probabilities - Imagining Possibilities Teaching Envisioning: Planning Curricula 3. CITY PLANS AND STRATEGIES OF THE PAST Planning History Politics and City Planning Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Urban Issues Success and Failure Economy, Industry and Planning On the Interface of Architecture and Planning Critical Perspectives towards Social Life in Cities http://www.cpudconference.org/p/themes.html VENUE The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls Hayriye Caddesi 12, Galatasaray, Beyoğlu Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers' Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE The scientific committee consists of significant scholars, such as Prof. Dr. Fatma UNSAL / Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Prof. Dr. Ismet KILINCASLAN / Istanbul Technical University Prof. Dr. Derya OKTAY / Ondokuz Mayis University Prof. Dr. Eti AKYUZ LEVI / Dokuz Eylul University Prof. Dr. Iclal DINCER / Yildiz Technical University Prof. Dr. Ayse OZCAN / Giresun University Prof. Dr. Aysegul MENGI / Ankara University Associate Professor Zeynep GUNAY / Istanbul Technical University Associate Professor Aynur CAN / Marmara University Associate Professor Elif Ozlem ORAL AYDIN / Gebze Technical University Associate Professor Sebnem Gokcen DUNDAR / Dokuz Eylul University Associate Professor Ozge Yalciner ERCOSKUN / Gazi University Associate Professor Ebru KERIMOGLU / Istanbul Technical University Associate Professor Goksen CAPAR / Ankara University Associate Professor Hasan YAYLI / Kirikkale University Associate Professor Mithat Arman KARASU / Harran University Associate Professor Dr. Safak KAYPAK / Mustafa Kemal University Assistant Professor Dr. Burcu YIGIT TURAN / Ozyegin University Assistant Professor Dr. Irem AYHAN SELCUK / Dokuz Eylul University Assistant Professor Dr. Zeynep YILMAZ BAYRAM / Karadeniz Technical University Assistant Professor Dr. Ozan HOVARDAOGLU / Erciyes University Assistant Professor Dr. Yasemin SARIKAYA LEVENT / Mersin University ABSTRACT SUBMISSION You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cpud16 You will receive a reply to your proposal within three weeks following a double-blind review process.
  • Moving Pictures: Images Across Media in American Visual and Material Culture to 1900

    Worcester | Dates: 20 – 21 Nov, 2015
    The 2015 CHAViC conference, Moving Pictures: Images Across Media in American Visual and Material Culture to 1900, will be held at the American Antiquarian Society on November 20 and 21, 2015. The conference will explore the diversity of uses of the printed image in early America. Speakers will consider imagery found historically in more than one medium in both two- and three-dimensional formats. Papers will be presented from disparate disciplines, including art and architectural history, American studies, material culture studies, literature, history, graphic design, and childhood studies. Presenters will investigate printed scenes reproduced on objects such as transfer-printed ceramics, needlework, children’s toys, daguerreotype cases, and powder horns. They will address, among other issues, racial caricature, violence, making memory, and national identity. Panels will trace the movement of a single image through multiple media formats; examine the intersection between photography and portraiture; and consider the production and circulation of imagery, the transatlantic movement of images, moving image culture for children, and images associated with place. Wendy Bellion, associate professor of art history at the University of Delaware, will deliver the keynote address—“Representing Iconoclasm: Paint, Print, Performance.” Bellion is the author of Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America (2011), which was awarded the 2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in American Art by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards Symposium

    Chicago | Dates: 12 Nov, 2015
    The CTBUH 2015 Award Winners will be recognized at the CTBUH 14th Annual Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner, organized in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Technology. The free Awards Symposium will feature presentations from the 2015 winners. Hear from senior representatives for the client and design teams of these groundbreaking projects, as well as from the 2015 CTBUH Lifetime Achievement Award winners whom have influenced the tall building profession for decades.

    The Symposium program features:
     
    • Santiago Calatrava, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers, New York – for Turning Torso, Malmö
    • Stefano Boeri, Boeri Studio, Milan – for Bosco Verticale, Milan
    • Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects, Singapore – for PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore
    • Kenneth Lewis, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York– for One World Trade Center, New York
    • Philip Nikandrov, Gorproject, Moscow – for Evolution Tower, Moscow
    • James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners, Chicago – for Al Hilal Bank Tower, Abu Dhabi
    • Shinichi Takeuchi, Toyo Ito Associates, Tokyo - for Capitagreen, Singapore
    • Douglas Durst, Durst Organization, New York– for One World Trade Center, New York
    • Hiroo Mori, Mori Building, Tokyo – Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Manfredi Catella, Hines Italia, Milan – for Bosco Verticale, Milan
    • Hin Kong Poon, CapitaLand, Singapore – for Capitagreen, Singapore
    • Jan Andersson, HSB Malmö – for Turning Torso, Malmö
    • Nicholas Billotti, Turner International, New York – Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal

    Following the Symposium, all of the winning projects and finalists will be celebrated, and awards will be conferred at the Awards Dinner & Ceremony. Finally, to wrap up the dinner, one overall winner will be chosen from among the regional Best Tall Building winners and announced as the overall Best Tall Building Worldwide.

    Winners’ and finalists’ poster presentations will be on display in the CTBUH 2015 Awards Exhibition held in IIT Hermann Hall’s Gallery Lounge.
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