SPACES (Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments:
spacesarchives.org) is a California-based non-profit archive established in 1978 to identify, document, and advocate for the preservation of large-scale art environments, and self-taught art.
SPACES recently launched a beautiful digital archive of more than 1,400 art environments around the world, and the organization is regularly digitizing archival holdings, soliciting new documentation and writing about the sites, and sharing resources and updates on the preservation and conservation of threatened vernacular art sites, such as Rev.
Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens, Leonard Knight's Salvation Mountain, or Simon Rodia's Watts Towers.
The PhD Program's Spring 2016 Research in Progress speakers series has been announced. The series brings to IIT Architecture the latest research by faculty, PhD candidates, visiting scholars and scholars from throughout Chicago and around the world.
Modern architecture cannot be altogether understood without the dissemination of its images. The blending between photography and architecture proved to be particularly fruitful in constructing the modern visual discourse. Architects became conscious of the full potential of photography beyond its documentary value, and photographers of architecture —architects themselves occasionally—, shortly became important composers and broadcasters of that narrative.
Simultaneously, the discourse around photography has become more and more complex, expanding its scope and surpassing a more traditional approach. XIXth century photographic documentation gradually gave in its way to new forms of exploration of reality, opening a wide range of possibilities and raising photographic and visual culture to a different level.
Photographers do not develop their work in a documentary sense as much as they seek to build a new reality perceived in subjective terms. They are involved in creating a new way of understanding the world. There is some consensus —as well as a subtler criticism— on the overflowing of their disciplinary boundaries. Those boundaries seem to be blurred bringing photography closer and closer to visual arts, claiming this way that same autonomy and their own place in the construction of contemporary discourse. The question arises as to whether the relationship between photography and architecture provides new creative processes, not just simple combinations, and whether they affect and experience each other in such a way they bring to light new ways of understanding both fields.
The committee encourages experienced and junior scholars to send abstracts, Spanish and English, exploring any of the above-mentioned topics. Selected authors will have the opportunity to present their contributions during the Conference. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings publication that will be indexed in major international databases. Authors could be also awarded and invited to submit an extended version to be published as a chapter in a future publication edited by the organization. Please send a 400-word abstract along with a short CV by the on-line platform at the Conference website. Info by e-mail: email@example.com
Abstracts deadline submission: February 15th, 2016.
Notification: March 14th, 2016
Paper submission deadline: September 1st, 2016
Sessions will take place at Museo Universidad de Navarra
Iñaki Bergera, Universidad de Zaragoza, Proyecto FAME
Maristella Casciato, Getty Research Institute
Valeria Carullo, RIBA Library Photographs Collection
Horacio Fernández, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Manolo Laguillo, Universidad de Barcelona
Pedro Leâo Neto, Universidade do Porto
Rafael Llano, Museo Universidad de Navarra
Alberto Martín, Universidad de Salamanca
Martino Stierli, MoMA Chief Curator of Architecture and Design
Rennes 2 University (France). Department of Art History / Archives de la critique d’art, Rennes
Architectural Criticism between Public Debate and Autonomous Discipline
First International Workshop of the Research Project Mapping.Crit.Arch: Architectural criticism XXth and XXIst centuries, a cartography/ La Critique architecturale, XXe et XXIe siècles: une cartographie
Monday, January 18th, 2016, Université Rennes 2, B 332, 9.30-18.00
9.45 Introduction (Hélène Jannière, Université Rennes 2, Coordinator of the Mapping.Crit.Arch ANR Research Project)
Emerging Forms of Criticism
10.00 Carlo MENON, The Bartlett School of Architecture, London, Four magazines on Architectural Criticism 2005-2010: a Perspective from 2015
10.30 Marcela Garcia MARTINEZ, University of Geneva, Architectural centers: Mediation is the new Criticism
11.00 Coffee break
Boundaries of Criticism
11.15 Dirk VAN DE VIJVER, Associate professor, Department of History of Art, Utrecht University, Mapping the reception of Victor Horta: the blurring boundaries of architectural criticism, theory and history
11.45 Rute FIGUEIREDO, gta/D-ARCH/ETH Zurich, Director of the Site of Discourse Research Project (Lisbon University), Fixing boundaries. Architecture and criticism at the onset of the 20th century
Architectural Journalism and Campaigns
14.30 Jim Njoo, Associate Professor, École d'architecture de Paris-La Villette, TU Delft Department of Architecture, Dialogic Criticism Cedric Price's Design Columns 1975-1999
15.00 Erdem ERTEN, Associate Professor, Izmir Institute of Technology Department of Architecture, Mobilizing the Nation via Architectural Criticism : The Architectural Review "Outrage" and "Counterattack"
15.30 Coffee break
Controversies and Public Debate: Mobilizing the Public
15.45 Leah HSIAO, Department of Art History, University of York, The Battle of the Pyramid: architectural criticism on I.M Pei's Louvre Pyramid
16.15 Kristen GAGNON, Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University, Architecture Criticism vs. the Public : ‘Mirvish+Gehry Toronto' A Case Study
17.30 Rute FIGUEIREDO, Presentation of the Site of Discourse Research Project (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Instituto de História da Arte).
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016, Archives de la critique d’art, Rennes
Twentieth Century American Art and Architecture Criticism. New Paradigms and Cultural Transfers.
Terra Foundation for American Art
9.30 Presentation of Les Archives de la Critique d’art by Jean-Marc Poinsot (President) and Nathalie Boulouch (Director)
10.30 Lecture: Martin HARTUNG, gta/D-ARCH/ETH Zurich, Columbia University, Architectural Criticism on the Art Market: An American Debate, 1975-1985.
11.15 Coffee Break
11.30 Lecture: Louis MARTIN, Professor, Department of Art History, Université du Québec à Montréal, Uqam. American Debates around the Autonomy of Critique in Architecture, 1990-2004
Scientific Committee Mapping.Crit.Arch
Nathalie Boulouch (Université Rennes 2 and Archives de la critique d’art),
Anne Hultzsch (Bartlett School London and OCCAS, Oslo University),
Hélène Jannière (Université Rennes 2).
Giovanni Leoni (Università di Bologna)
Paolo Scrivano (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University),
Laurent Stalder (ETH Zurich),
Suzanne Stephens (Barnard College, Columbia University),
Alice Thomine-Berrada (Musée d’Orsay, Paris)
EA 1279, Histoire et critique des arts
Hélène Jannière, Professeur, Université Rennes 2: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eléonore Muhidine email@example.com
Monday, January 18th, 2016
Université Rennes 2, Campus Villejean, B 332, 3rd floor.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Archives de la critique d’art
4 allée Marie Berhaut, Bât. B
35000 Rennes, France
As part of a new program in urban landscape studies funded by the Mellon Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks is offering fellowships for historians and designers pursuing advanced research in urban landscape topics, both historic and contemporary. The program is funded through the Foundation’s initiative in “Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities,” intended to foster the joint contributions that the humanities and the design and planning disciplines may make to the understanding of the processes and effects of burgeoning urbanization.
Two fellowships will be offered each fall and spring, and are available to humanities scholars, landscape architects and urban designers. Field research funds are also available. The application deadline for the 2016-17 academic year is February 1, 2016.
The Mellon Fellowships are intended to build constructive dialogue between them about the history and future of urban landscapes, encouraging them to bridge the gap between their professional modes of thinking. To foster this interchange, Dumbarton Oaks seeks candidates with a demonstrated capacity for cross-disciplinary work, and encourages collaborative applications from designers and historians working on similar topics or the same city.
For additional information on the urban landscape initiative, see www.doaks.org/research/garden-landscape/mellon-initiative-in-urban-landscape-studies/overview. For fellowship terms and applications, see www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-grants/fellowships/mellon-fellowships-in-urban-landscape-studies. Any questions related to the Mellon Fellowship Program or to the suitability of proposed fellowship applications should be directed to Mellon@doaks.org. Preference will be given to candidates with final degrees such as PhD or MLA.
Anthropology and Architecture: Misplaced Conversations
According to anecdote, Claude Levi-Strauss hosted Le Corbusier for a night when he was cultural counselor to the French Embassy in New York. The anthropologist and the architect, both notoriously voluble, had much to discuss, however all that is preserved of their conversation is a word of advice about interior design: Corbusier allegedly advised Levi-Strauss to leave an ornate salon designed by Stanford White untouched. Now is the time, for better or worse, to reconstruct two centuries of missing conversations.
After all, Anthropology and Architecture have a filial history. Both occupy comparable positions within national academies, as autonomous but applied disciplines. However whereas architecture is understood as culturally intrinsic, the anthropologist usually studies culturally extrinsic phenomena. Perhaps as a result, the anthropologist has only been permitted limited entry into architectural discourse, and then often merely for the discussion of externalities such as “shelter”, myths of origin, or vernacular (and therefore untheoretical) architecture. This is a relationship that could be made much more nuanced, and more interesting.
In the last century, both anthropology and architecture have both undergone what have been described as "linguistic turns". The adoption of Saussure's structuralist linguistics as an ordering schema by anthropologists, and anthropology's subsequent re-articulation of structuralism was not so much a "turn" as an act of intellectual anthropophagy—the complete incorporation of what had been a specific approach (applied to the study of kinship) and its re-emergence as a universal principle. In architecture, the linguistic turn has been much condemned, and yet its influence was arguably just as profound. Can a comparative disciplinary history of anthropology and architecture be written?
We explicitly invite anthropologists to write about architecture, and architecture theorists to write about anthropology. What we seek is that deferred (but not deferential) conversation between Levi-Strauss and Corbusier, between Mary Douglas and Bruno Taut, between Semper and Warburg, between Latour and Doxiadis, between Mead and Neutra.
Historically, architecture's techniques have often been put to the service of either political gesture, or commercial manipulation (or both). How can these gestures and manipulations be studied using anthropological techniques? What insights do contemporary in situ ethnographic methods offer to the design process, and how might they be more intelligently applied, from the first sketch to the post-occupancy survey? From Kon to Lefebvre to Lucius Burckhardt, what can field research teach the designer or the historian?
Anthropology is particularly well equipped to study everyday transactions, as well as the rituals and ceremonies with which we mark life transitions—from the private to the public, from domestic life to death. These are also domains to which the design process feels itself called. In spite of shifting social norms around families, work and the distinction between private and public life, architectural typologies are surprisingly long lived. When the half life of a social form and its architectural expression do not match, what can be learned from their asynchrony?
Global architectural history also calls for the inclusion of new critical perspectives. In the wake of the Great Kantō Earthquake, the Japanese anthropologist Wajiro Kon invented new methods of field research in order to document the response of the city to a traumatic event. In the process, he founded the mock discipline of "Modernologio", which took seriously the need to investigate the hidden logic in everyday life. For Kon, anthropology was not a technique for examining alien cultures, but rather an alien perspective from which he could defamiliarise his own culture. Whether introverted, extroverted or reversed, what can the perspectives of anthropology offer this new global history?
Figures of interest to authors might include, but are not limited to (in no particular order): Christopher Alexander, Konstantinos Doxiadis, Bruno Taut, Tim Ingold, Alfred Gell, Lucius Burckhardt, Wajiro Kon, Terunobu Fujimori, Andre Malraux, Tony Bennett, Jean-Louis Cohen, Gottfried Semper, Giancarlo Cataldi, Abby Warburg, Richard Neutra, Pierre Bourdieu, Mary Douglas, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Georges Canguilhem, Bruno Latour, Margaret Mead, Ernst Gombrich, Henri Lefebvre, Gregory Bateson, J. L. Austin, Marilyn Strathern
The Architectural Theory Review, founded at the University of Sydney in 1996 and now in its twentieth year, is the pre-eminent journal of architectural theory in the Australasian region. Published by Taylor & Francis in print and online, the journal is an international forum for generating, exchanging, and reflecting on theory in and of architecture. All texts are subject to a rigorous process of blind peer review.
Enquiries about this special issue theme, and possible papers, are welcome, please email the editor, Adam Jasper: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for the submission of completed manuscripts is Monday, 30 March 2015. Please submit manuscripts via the journal’s website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ratr
When uploading your manuscript please indicate that you are applying for this special issue, for example: vol. 21.2 – Architecture and Anthropology.
Manuscript submission guidelines can be found at: www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=ratr20&page=instructions
All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book with an ISBN number, and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the Thomson & Reuters CPCI and Google Scholars.
For the first time ever, the Victorian Society in America is offering financial assistance for its Newport, London, and Chicago programs---and early acceptance for its legendary, time-honored summer schools if applications received by January 25th!
You are invited to study architecture, art, history landscape design, and historic preservation at one of the internationally acclaimed Victorian Society in America summer schools in Newport, Rhode Island, Chicago, Illinois, London, England, and the English Midlands. Now in its 42nd year, you will join a class of your peers to enjoy lectures by leading scholars, private tours of historic sites, engaging social experiences, opportunities to get behind the scenes at museums and galleries, and the opportunity to connect with colleagues from diverse fields from around the world. Open to the general public, including graduate students, academics, architects, preservation professional, and the professionally curious.
The Summer Schools are academically rigorous and physically demanding. A typical day involves intellectually stimulating lectures and bus and walking tours by leading scholars, considerable walking, periods of standing, and engaging social experiences. These intensive programs are action packed, with little free time. Tuition costs include expert instruction, shared accommodation, some meals, tours, and admissions. Competitive scholarships are available for London, Newport, and Chicago.
Applications for early acceptance are due by January 25th while scholarship applications and applications for the general acceptance notice period are due by March 1, 2016. Please visit www.vsasummerschools.org for more information and for online applications.
Newport June 3-11, 2016 (board, tuition, and some meals provided: $2,500)
Chicago June 16-21,2016 (board, tuition, and some meals provided: $1850)
London July 2-17, 2016 (board, tuition, and some meals provided: $4,500)
English Midlands July 3-July 7,2016 (board, tuition, and some meals provided: $2,100, no scholarships provided)
Those who complete the course will be eligible to receive continuing education credits from the American Institute of Architects.
The Victorian Society in America was founded in 1966, as a sister organization to the Victorian Society in the United Kingdom, by preservationists including Brendan Gill, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, and Margot Gayle, and is the only national nonprofit organization committed to historic preservation, protection, understanding, education and enjoyment of Americas nineteenth-century heritage. Its schools provide an opportunity for in depth study of the architecture and culture of the nineteenth century and feature lectures by leading experts, site visits, and guided tours. The London program started in 1974, followed by the Newport program in 1976. More than 1,250 people have participated in its courses. Launched last year, the Chicago Summer School is the latest of several recent initiatives launched to strengthen Chicago as a destination for architecture related tourism and education.
Please email James Russiello, Summer Schools Administrator, at Admin@VSASummerSchools.org, with any additional questions.
Join the conversation on social media with #VicSocAmerica #VSASummerSchool #VSALondon #VSANewport and #VSAChicago!
The Rijksmuseum operates a Fellowship Programme for outstanding candidates working on the art and history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research. The aim of the programme is to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of art and history for the future. The focus of research should relate to the Rijksmuseum’s collection, and may encompass any of its varied holdings, including Netherlandish paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts. The purpose of the programme is to enable applicants to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, to strengthen the bonds between the universities and the Rijksmuseum, and to encourage the understanding of Netherlandish art and history. The programme offers students and academic scholars access to the museum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise.
Please join us in Newport, RI, April 10-13, 2016 for “Keeping History Above Water,” one of the first national conferences to focus on sea-level rise and preservation of the built environment in historic coastal communities.
Over four days, specialists from the United States and abroad, including the Netherlands, the U.K., Iran, and Italy, will examine the state of the problem, share experiences, evaluate risks, and debate solutions with an emphasis on case studies and real world applications.
The conference will approach the threat of sea level rise to preservation efforts from a multi-disciplinary perspective, honing in on practical approaches to mitigation, protective adaptation, and general resilience.
Organized by the Newport Restoration Foundation in collaboration with Roger Williams University; Salve Regina University; the Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island; Preserve Rhode Island; the National Trust for Historic Preservation; and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS JAN. 15, 2016! Registration gives you full access to all events and opening address, reception and dinner on April 10; lunch and refreshments on April 11 and 12. Programming also includes discussions, workshops, tours of threatened historic areas in Newport, and other excursions, as well as plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues from around the country.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.historyabovewater.org.
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is offering its 26th annual Architectural History Field School. The intensive two week program will be held from May 15 - May 28. The program is open to professionals and students interested in the restoration and interpretation of historic house museums.
In what seems like the “perfect storm,” historic sites (and historic house museums in particular) are facing an uncertain future. Lovers of history cannot agree on the best ways to ensure long-term stewardship. The debate has been highlighted by the recent publication of The Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums by Franklin Vagnone & Deborah Ryan (Left Coast Press, 2015). What are the critiques? What are the solutions? Join a panel of invested experts to become a part of a lively, and at times heated debate regarding these fragile historic sites. This program delves into the themes of last year’s exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks.
Reception to follow!
Ulysses Diez, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts, The Newark Museum
Deborah Ryan, Urban Designer & Community Engagement Specialist and Professor of Architecture & Urban Design, University of North Carolina
Franklin Vagnone, Heritage Consultant and Executive Director, Historic House Trust of New York City
Use the code SAVE50 for discount tickets!
The French Embassy in the United States and the FACE Foundation are accepting applications for the Partner University Fund (PUF). PUF promotes innovative collaborations of excellence in research and education between French and American institutions of higher education. The program supports emerging transatlantic partnerships with the potential to continue beyond the initial 3-year grant.
Since its creation, PUF has supported 78 partnerships involving more than 90 French and American institutions.
In 2016, PUF will support partnerships in the Humanities. Applications will combine collaborations such as:
•Joint research, joint publications and joint conferences
•Graduate students, postdoc and faculty transatlantic mobility
•Collaboration in teaching (organization of workshops, seminars, symposia…)
•Joint and dual degrees at the master's and PhD levels.
Thanks to private donors, public contributions, and a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (www.mellon.org), the PUF program will co-finance projects in the Humanities submitted in this 2016 funding cycle up to 60% of the total project costs, to a maximum of 100,000 USD annually (up to 300,000 USD for the 3 years).
Selected partnerships are supported for one year and are renewable for a total period of 3 years.
Projects must be jointly submitted by at least one American and one French university or research institution.
•Project proposals must be submitted by March 13th, 2016 (Midnight, EST)
•Funding decisions will be announced in June 2016 for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Post-Digital Culture – a publication platform
by Daniel Kulle, Cornelia Lund, Oliver Schmidt, David Ziegenhagen (eds.)
Post-Digital Culture has now been launched with a first set of articles that analyze different aspects of the post-digital in various areas, such as design, film, music video, music, and bookmaking, while they also address the concept from a theoretical and historical perspective and explore its critical potential.
The world is pervaded by the digital. No act, no desire, no experience that has not been shaped by digital technologies. The “post” in post-digitality is thus not to be misunderstood as a return to some pre-digital era. What is coming to an end here is the era of digital revolution. Digitality has ceased to be a utopian fantasy, the digital has become part of our everyday lives. The so-called digital revolution is followed by a stage in which, on the one hand, digital technologies have become the (seemingly) unproblematic equipment of the digital native and in which, on the other hand, artificial “errors” and “glitches” reintegrate the analog in the realm of the digital.
As the phenomena that can be subsumed under the term post-digital are still going on around us, we have decided on a dynamic form of publication, which takes the dynamic nature of the discursive field into account. Therefore, the website is not organized in form of a closed publication, but as a publication platform that will continue to proliferate along with current developments in the field.
In the future, many more articles will hopefully be added to the platform. They can be in either English, German, or both, and we would like to extend an invitation to anybody interested in publishing an article around the concept of the post-digital to contact us. We also welcome artistic contributions and any kind of cross-disciplinary approaches.
For more information, see the introduction: http://post-digital-culture.org/
Contact / Kontakt: email@example.com
Table of contents
Cornelia Lund: "If the Future Is Software-defined, What To Do with Our Hands? Post-digital Commons and the Unintended from a Design Perspective"
Jana Herwig: "Postdigitaler Vordenker oder digitaler Antagonist? Zu Nicholas Negropontes Entwurf des Digitalen (1995)"
Verena Kuni: "F (ANALOGITAL)"
Holger Lund: "Make It Real & Get Dirty! Zur Entwicklung postdigitaler Ästhetiken im Musikvideo."
David Ziegenhagen: "Blending, Augmented Reality und pseudodiegetische Credits. Postdigitale Ästhetik im Filmvorspann."
Lasse Prang: "GLITCHs Not Dead. Der aktuelle Stand definitorischer Schwierigkeiten einer postdigitalen Ästhetik."
Alessandro Ludovico: "Post-Digital Publishing, Hybrid and Processual Objects in Print"
Klaus Birk: „Urban Digital Literacy – Lesen und Schreiben der (post-)digitalen Stadt“
Oliver Schmidt: „Postdigitalität. Zur Genese einer spätmodernen Subjektkultur“
Throughout the history of Asian modernity, various forms of translation have been employed in acts of cultural production as well as moments of political, economic, as well as social engagement. These modes of translation have played particularly significant roles in the development of urban and architectural forms throughout the 19th and 20th centuries amid interactions between the so-called “East” and “West”, the Global South and North, as well as between different societal groups within the region.
This conference is organized around the theme of translation and the various disciplinary questions it inspires: how can we historicize and theorize acts of translation in relation to Asia’s built environments? How have different modes of architectural representation been incorporated into acts of cultural translation? How can we envision the future of translation given the rise of digital technologies in architectural production and discursive exchange?
Graduate students from relevant disciplines are invited to submit paper abstracts on the subject of translation in relation to any aspect of architecture and urbanism in modern Asia. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- Translations of texts, forms, practices, as well as typologies
- Methods of representation
- Material histories
- Digital production and information technology
Accepted papers will be organized into themed panels. Each invited participant will give a 20-minute presentation. Paper discussants will include Esra Akcan (Associate Professor, AAP Architecture Art Planning, Cornell University) and Ken Tadashi Oshima (Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Washington), who will both be the keynote speakers of the conference, as well as established scholars within the discipline of architecture, including faculty members of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong and other prominent scholars in the region.
Please send your paper proposal abstract (not more than 250 words) and your CV (1 page) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 January 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by 29 January 2016. Full papers should be submitted by 15 April 2016. All presentations should be written and delivered in English. Accepted papers will be considered for inclusion in a potential edited volume.
The conference is funded by the Postgraduate Students Conference/Seminar Grant of the Research Grants Council, Hong Kong. It is supported by the Faculty of Architecture and the Department of Architecture in the University of Hong Kong.
There is no registration fee. Discounted housing on campus may be provided, subject to availability. Participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses.
For enquiries please contact: email@example.com
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER
Re-imagining Bengal: Architecture, built environment and cultural heritage
Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed and Dr. Mohammad Habib Reza
Bengal is remarkably ancient and its contemporary features are also rich and diversified. They present us with a rich palimpsest of layers of history with deep rooted imprints of Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic culture, which range from the heart of older parts of traditional city enclaves to remote rural places. They carry the tangible and intangible elements of Bengal society and sustain local identity and culture. The local built environment, having both tangible and intangible cultural qualities, often without being one or the other, is not simple to define or capture. It is not linear and embodies multiple issues and elements. Local cultural heritage is not static; it is inherited as an element to be passed on through subsequent generations. It may be the cultural legacy, and continuity inherited in time that incorporates the identity of place and people from past into the present in a perpetual process that evolves with time and embodies local tradition, knowledge and value.
The local built environment takes shape through everyday practices. It is embodied and embedded in rituals and prosaic subsistence practices. However, other issues such as environmental performance, accessibility, their place in urban fabric and urban design are equally important.
There has been limited studies in this subject area and they were often focused and not comprehensive enough to cover all critical issues of architecture, built environment and cultural heritage of Bengal. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to address historical issues, present trends and future possibilities from a wider perspective.
The objective of this edited book is to provide researchers opportunity to study the concepts and related practices of architecture, built environment and cultural heritage of Bengal: past, present and future. Topics can range from broader to specific issues. Idea is to have a deeper insight into the historic aspects of cultural heritage, where they stand now and future challenges. The possible issues covered in this book will be broader in context and subject matter. This has been done to make the edited book more flexible and to stimulate further research interest.
Several local and international publishers have shown interest in this book. The publisher will be finalized once all the chapter proposals are received.
Some of the possible topics for chapters include (but not limited to):
- History of Bengal architecture
- Environmental studies related to Bengal
- Accessibility in heritage buildings of Bengal
- Design aspects and possibilities of adaptive reuse
- Heritage and its social aspect
- Community participation in heritage conservation
- Contemporary practices in heritage management
We seek contributions that will be useful references for the research community, policy makers, professionals from the heritage sector, cultural ministries and agencies, and wider communities and citizens interested on the selected topics.
• Proposal submission deadline : 31st February 2016
• Proposal acceptance notification : 31st March 2016
• Chapter outline submission : 30th April 2016
• Chapter submission deadline : 31st October 2016
• Chapter reviewed and returned to authors : 31st December 2016
• Camera-ready chapter submission : 31st January 2017
SUBMISSION GUIDE FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Authors should submit 300 words proposals for the chapters. Once notified of the acceptance, author(s) should submit chapter outline that show the tentative topic and broad outline of the chapter contents. Both ongoing and completed research will be considered.
Each contribution must be original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere. Chapters have to be no more than 25 pages or 8,000 words length and will be evaluated by the editorial board. Instruction for authors will be made available with the proposal acceptance. They are expected to submit camera-ready version of accepted chapters by the given deadline.
Only Chapter proposals NOT EXCEEDING 300 words that specifically addressed the above mentioned areas would be accepted. Prospective authors are advised to adhere to the following style:
• Language: English
• Font Face: Times New Roman
• Font style: Regular, No spacing
• Font size: 11 points Line spacing: 1.5
• Citation/Referencing Style: APA 1 referencing style
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to:
Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed,
Assistant Professor | Department of Architecture
BRAC University | 66 Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Phone: +880 2 8810383
Soprema is pleased to announce scholarship program. The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. The scholarship is intended to assist students who are pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or a similar field at an accredited four-year college or university. Winning candidates will receive a $5,000 award.
Soprema was founded in 1908. SOPREMA offers a comprehensive line of roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering solutions combining superior products and systems with decades of proven performance.
Applicants to the SOPREMA Scholarship Program must be:
High school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or a similar field.
Similar field must be applicable to those seeking a career related to the building envelope (i.e. Roofing, wall systems, below grade waterproofing, etc.). Exceptions will be approved by SOPREMA.
Planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2016-17 academic year.
SOPREMA employees and their family members are ineligible.
How to Apply:
To apply for scholarship, the candidates must register themselves through the given link:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to seven (7) awards will be granted. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year.
Application must be submitted by January 31, 2016 by 11:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time).
Link for More Information:
If you have any question, you can email: soprema-at-scholarshipamerica.org or call: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for the SOPREMA Scholarship Program.
We invite you to study architecture, art, landscape, and preservation at one of our internationally-acclaimed Summer Schools in Newport, Chicago, and London. You will enjoy lectures by leading scholars, private tours of historic sites, engaging social experiences, and opportunities to get behind the scenes at museums and galleries. Open to graduate students, academics, architects, and the general public.
The Summer Schools are academically rigorous and physically demanding. A typical day includes lectures and tours by leading scholars, considerable walking, periods of standing, and engaging social experiences. These intensive programs are action packed, with little free time. Tuition costs include expert instruction, shared accommodation, some meals, tours, and admissions. Competitive scholarships are available for London and Newport. Please email James Russiello, Summer Schools Administrator, at Admin@VSASummerSchools.org, with any additional questions. Applications are due by March 1.
Bitácora 33: Architecture and City from a Gender Perspective / La arquitectura y la ciudad desde la perspectiva de género
March-July 2016. Submission deadline date: February 15, 2016. Proposals are welcomed in firstname.lastname@example.org
Bitácora 32: Domestic Living / El habitar doméstico
November 2015- March 2016. Submission deadline date: January15, 2016. Proposals are welcomed in email@example.com