The conference Inside | Outside: Trading between Art and Architecture is the inaugural event of the ‘Is Architecture Art?’ research project, and will be held at KASK / School of Arts, Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, between 4-6 May 2017.
If you are interested in attending the conference, please click here to register.
Artist Sarah Oppenheimer (US) www.sarahoppenheimer.com and architect John Körmeling (NL) www.johnkormeling.nl will deliver the keynote presentations. There will also be paper presentations from academics from Europe, the United States and Australia, each focusing on concrete cases of the reciprocal trade between art and architecture. More details and a complete list of speakers is below:
Since the 1960s, art and architecture have experienced a radical and reciprocal trade: while artists have simulated ‘architectural’ means such as plans and models, built actual structures outside art institutions, or intervened directly into urban and public spaces, architects have evoked ‘artistic’ strategies such as sculptural objects and installations, inside art institutions, in exhibitions, biennales and art events. At the same time, art institutes themselves have combined both activities in an interdisciplinary, hybrid field, playing with the conditional differences between the literal and institutional boundaries of inside and out.
Expanding one’s practice was not only a matter of repudiating and transgressing the disciplinary limits and medium-related dogmas of modernism, however. It was also a question of choosing and evaluating instruments. After all, when “there’s only art” (Burgin) or when “everything is architecture” (Hollein), the methods and concepts of cultural practice, as well as the status of disciplinary objects, are up for grabs.
The conference Inside | Outside will focus on specific examples or ‘cases’ of the two-way directions of transaction: artists adopting architectural means on the one hand, and architects adopting artistic strategies on the other. In particular, it will study both historical and contemporary examples of the transposition of means and strategies from architecture to art, and vice versa, up to the point where their status, meaning or function is dislodged and transformed.
The conference Inside | Outside wants to investigate the potential openings and possible deadlocks of such exchanges, both in terms of the means and strategies they displace and the context in which they happen—that is, inside or outside institutional spaces and venues. In this sense, the interest lies less in how means and strategies mobilize disciplines than the other way around.
Each speaker is invited to discuss a singular project that exemplifies the reciprocal trade between art and architecture. Papers will address iterations of the current phenomenon of art institutions commissioning architects to produce temporary, largely function-less pavilions and installations; the exhibition of architecture; collaborations between artists and architects; and the use of architecture as a medium or subject by artists.
Keynote Lecture: 4 May, 2017
Sarah Oppenheimer, Artist, New York (US)
Keynote Lecture: 5 May, 2017
John Körmeling, Architect, Eindhoven (NL)
Paper presentations 05-06 May 2017
Angelique Campens (KASK Ghent)
Guy Châtel (UGent)
Wouter Davidts (UGent)
Mark Dorrian (The University of Edinburgh)
Susan Holden (University of Queensland)
Maarten Liefooghe (VUB)
Mark D. Linder (Syracuse University)
John Macarthur (University of Queensland)
Philip Metten (KASK Ghent)
Ashley Paine (University of Queensland)
Emily E. Scott (ETH Zurich)
Léa-Catherine Szacka (Oslo School of Architecture and Design)
Annalise Varghese (University of Queensland)
Stefaan Vervoort (UGent)
Stephen Walker (The University of Manchester)
Rosemary Willink (University of Queensland)
Don’t wait! The deadline is fast approaching to sign up for the ARCS Photo Workshop “PhotoSynthesis: What You Need to Know About Photographs”in Astoria, Queens (a borough of New York City for those unfamiliar). 5 experts will lead a full program covering identification and description of photographs, copyright, framing and mounting, display, storage, installation and packing. You will learn things about photography related care that you didn’t know that you didn't know!
The modest registration fee includes lunch and full access to the fabulous venue, the Museum of the Moving Image. Between permanent and temporary exhibitions and exciting interactive experiences, it’s a must-see!
Register here by April 18th, 2017.
....and the day will be capped by an ARCS Social at PS1, MoMA’s venue for cutting edge work. Collections specialists and registrars, ARCS members and non-members are all invited whether attending the workshop or not. See more below.
The European Architectural History Network (EAHN) is pleased to announce the EAHN’s fifth thematic conference The Tools of the Architect, to be held at Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut HNI (Delft and Rotterdam, The Netherlands) on 22 – 24 November 2017.
Architects have for their activities of drawing, writing and building always depended upon the potential of particular tools –ranging from practical instruments such as straight edges, French curves, compasses, rulers and pencils to conceptual tools such as working drawings, collages, photographic surveys, infographics, diagrams, casts and mass models.
As technologies advanced the toolbox of architects has changed and expanded. Today architects have an extraordinary array of sophisticated tools at their disposal but also rely on many of same tools as their 18th and 19th century peers. Working drawings, pencils and tracing paper continue to appear in the designer’s studio while their role and potential is being redefined.
Time and time again, architects have engaged with new tools. The quest to find the most appropriate and adequate tools to articulate, test and communicate design ideas has never ended, and in this pursuit architects have appropriated tools from other disciplines, such as art, historiography, sociology, philosophy, computer sciences and engineering. Out of this perspective the tools of the architect have become a field of intense exploration of the encounter of architecture with other disciplinary perspectives.
Inventions and innovations of tools throughout history have not only provided better answers to questions of analyzing and representing the built environment, but they have also pointed to new ways of conceiving and intervening. Ellipsographs made it possible to precisely draw an elliptical space in the 19th century and computer-aided drafting software has allowed for a new conception and construction of complex geometries in the 20th and 21st century. New tools have continuously affected the imagination, character and qualities of architectural projects.
This conference wants to focus on the changing practical and conceptual tools of the architect and their effect on the logos and praxis of architecture. The conference will be structured along three thematic lines:
1. The Instruments of the Architect (i.e. the apparata and equipment of the architect)
2. The Tools of Analysis (i.e. the devices to study architecture and the built environment in general)
3. The Tools of Intervention (i.e. the devices to intervene in the built environment)
We welcome papers that consider the tools of the architect from this threefold perspective. Papers should be based on well-documented research that is primarily analytical and interpretative rather than descriptive in nature.
Abstracts (of 500 words) can be registered and uploaded on toolsofarchitect.com
Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2017
15 May 2017: Deadline Submission of abstracts
15 June 2017: Notification of Acceptance
1 September 2017: Full papers
Tom Avermaete, Delft University of Technology
Merlijn Hurx, Utrecht University
Carola Hein, Delft University of Technology
Marie-Terese van Thoor, Delft University of Technology
Koen Ottenheym, Utrecht University
Petra Brouwer, University of Amsterdam
Dirk van den Heuvel, Jaap Bakema Study Centre/ Het Nieuwe Instituut
Mari Lending (professor of architectural theory and history, Oslo School of Architecture and Design/ OCCAS: the Oslo Center for Critical Architectural Studies)
Michiel Riedijk (professor at Chair of Public Building, Delft University of Technology/ Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Rotterdam)
Third Keynote speaker, tbc
Location and Dates
TU Delft and HNI, Rotterdam, The Netherlands/ 22 – 24 November 2017
Tom Avermaete, Delft University of Technology
Merlijn Hurx, Utrecht University
Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
Maristella Casciatio, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Anthony Gerbino, University of Manchester
Sebastian Fitzner, Freie Universität Berlin
Wolfgang Lefevre, Max Planck Institute, Berlin
The most reproduced of Minor White's photographs of Portland in the late 1930s and early 1940s are of the cast-iron fronted commercial buildings and blocks along Front Avenue and nearby streets. But White moved across the city, from the Willamette to the West Hills, taking photos of Portlanders and their city, public buildings, workplaces, homes, and businesses, with insight and affection. This presentation will center on White's lesser-known photographs and favorite subjects in Portland, with unpublished examples and time for questions and discussion.
Dr. Kenneth Hawkins will present an overview of Minor White's work as "creative photographer" for the Federal Art Project and Oregon Art Project of the U.S. Works Progress Administration. White photographed the cast-iron fronted buildings in the city's former business center as they fell to mass demolition, the city's working riverfront, and houses small and grand. Dr. Hawkins compiled the first inventory of White's original WPA negatives at the Oregon Historical Society in 1978, and in 2016 helped the Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum, describe its holdings of White's Portland works. His presentation will show how White used technique and artistry to create enduring records of Portland's past, and how the series of negatives and prints in these repositories and others comprise sequences that provide insight into his career, architectural loss, and historical memory.
Contrary to the mass marketing that fills our mailboxes, original windows can be refreshed and repaired to meet today’s energy savings goals. At the same time, preserving original windows also preserves historic character and re-uses material that is inherently sustainable. This workshop covers the basics of identifying problems and repairing the wood windows in our older homes.
Original wood windows are the “eyes of a building” and contribute tremendous charm and authenticity to our older homes. But after many years of openings and closings, coupled with the impacts of seasonal weather changes, our windows can develop a set of maintenance needs that must be attended to.
To address these issues, the AHC welcomes back Patty Spencer, owner of Fresh Air Sash Cord Repair Inc. Patty will share her years of experience in preserving and restoring the function of original, double-hung, wood windows found in homes built in the 1940s and earlier. With a focus on improving function, this workshop will cover the basics that owners of older homes should know, including: signs of window deterioration, preventive maintenance measures, good maintenance and repair practices, plus good ideas about weatherization. Window replacement is not a cost-effective means of saving energy, and is certainly not “green.”
If you love your original, double-hung windows, but just wish they worked better - they can! Come learn to do-it-yourself from a local expert.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
2017 “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award
The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) seeks nominations for the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves, rehabilitates, or restores a historic property - including a building, a structure, or a complex of buildings and/or structures - in an outstanding manner and that demonstrates excellence in research, documentation, design, and execution. Projects with a public interpretation component are encouraged, but not required. Projects in the twelve-state SESAH region - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia - that were completed in 2015 or 2016 are eligible.
Criteria for consideration:
• Quality of the project documentation, research, and/or design plan;
• Importance of the property type within its particular context (national, regional, state, local);
• Quality of execution;
• Anticipated benefits; and
• Degree to which the project saved a historic property from likely demolition.
Nominations should consist of no more than two pages of project description and be accompanied by illustrations and any other supporting material, including a project budget and timeline. A cover letter should identify the owner of the property, the historic and current use of the property, and the names and contact information of all the major participants of the project.
Email the nomination as a single PDF or as a link to a single PDF posted on Google Drive/Dropbox the 2017 “Best of the South” award committee chairperson, Blake Wintory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: July 1, 2017.
The 2017 “Best of the South” Award winner will be announced at the 2017 SESAH Annual Meeting held in Lynchburg, Virginia, from October 11-14.
For more information about the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award and SESAH, visit www.sesah.org.
Southeast Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians [SESAH]
Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture
Criteria for Consideration
A preservation/rehabilitation/restoration project (a building or complex of buildings) that demonstrates excellence or innovation in one or more of the following categories:
• Architectural history research (documentary or physical)
• Architectural documentation (investigative details or a record of work performed)
• Architectural design plan
• Technique of conservation and/or restoration of fabric
• Interpretation of the project to the public
This award is for "historic preservation" of historic architecture. It is for projects completed in either 2015 or 2016. Projects with completion dates prior to 2015 or that have not yet been completed will be eliminated from consideration.
A "preservation," as opposed to a “rehabilitation” or "restoration," project can mean very different approaches and outcomes; therefore, a project's stated goals and outcome will be judged against projects of like nature. If a project is an adaptive use, how innovative or successful was the project in preserving the architectural character of the building(s)? Also, does the project sustain cultural heritage in a way that engages the community to consider and preserve its architectural character?
Each project will be judged using these factors:
• Quality of project documentation, research, and/or design plan
• Importance of property type within its particular context (national, regional, local)
• Quality of execution
• Anticipated benefits
• Degree to which the project saved a historic property from likely demolition.
A combination of factors — elections, funding scarcity and funder mandates, metrics for “impact” — has helped produce among scholars a burst of enthusiasm for public engagement. But in the last few years it may be that the urge to advocate and teach eclipses them all. Things that seemed obvious and of clear public benefit are newly vulnerable: science now needs a march on Washington.
But the very thing that required the March on Washington
in 1963 still demands advocacy and teaching. In a compelling turn, and at a moment when older scholarly societies worry about membership declines and formulating new sustainability models, a new scholarly society exemplifies a fresh approach to the history and meaning of race in America. The African American Intellectual History Society
began in early 2014 as a group blog, founded by Professor Christopher Cameron of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Cameron undertook this work to “provide a space for
scholars in disparate fields to discuss the many aspects of teaching and researching black intellectual history.” The blog soon acquired an organization, which begat some familiar scholarly society structure including officers, bylaws, and a program for scholarly communication. AAIHS officers
are mostly early career, but also have a depth of experience as scholars and writers. The society held its second annual conference
this past weekend at Vanderbilt University.
Continue reading at The Scholarly Kitchen
PastForward 2017 • November 14-17 • Chicago
We want to see you in Chicago this fall for PastForward—the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places! Mark your calendars and sign up to receive updates about registration, speakers, and programming.
"This was one of the most extraordinary conferences I’ve ever attended, and I’ve been to many. I don't think I've ever been around so many intelligent, forward-thinking, encouraging individuals who took my thinking into areas I never imagined."
2016 PastForward Attendee, Kay W. Moore, co-coordinator, Travis College Hill Historic District, Garland, TX
What to expect: Art, advocacy, and innovation are the hallmarks of preservation in Chicago, where outstanding architecture and diverse neighborhoods have become a proving ground for preservation approaches. At PastForward 2017 we'll focus on "forward," exploring the next generation of preservation tools and techniques.
Registration will go live July 5—rates and early bird deadline information are already available online.
Watch videos from PastForward 2016 to revisit programming from last year’s conference, including TrustLive presentations from John Valadez, documentary filmmaker, and Nina Simon, executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.
See you in Chicago!
PastForward 2017 is brought to you by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and presented in partnership with Landmarks Illinois.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the first issue of Histories of Postwar Architecture (HPA): https://hpa.unibo.it/issue/viewIssue/611/44
Histories of Postwar Architecture is a biannual open-access peer-reviewed Journal which publishes innovative and original papers on postwar architecture, with no geographical, methodological, historiographical or disciplinary restrictions. HPA is published by the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna in partnership with the Department of Visual, Performing and Media Arts and the Department for Life Quality Studies of the same University.
The call for abstracts for the second issue, titled Histories of the Future, will be open until 2nd May. Please consider submitting a proposal, after reading the Call for Paper and the Author Guidelines on our website: https://hpa.unibo.it/
The issue will be published in December 2017.
For any further information or collaboration proposals, please write us at: email@example.com
How did individuals and groups concerned with architecture and the built environment respond to, and seek to shape, the challenges and opportunities of twentieth-century life? Engaging with themes such as democracy, citizenship, leisure, culture and new subjectivities, and showcasing scholars at the forefront of emerging methodological approaches to architectural history, this conference considers how key aspects of British modernity informed architectural form and space between the 1920s and the 1970s.
A long-time member of SAH who lives in Manhattan is seeking a good home--institutional or individual--to take his collection of print copies of JSAH from 1962 to the present. The new owner would be responsible for moving the journals from an apartment in mid-town Manhattan.
Since the publication of Nikolaus Pevsner’s History of Building Types in 1976, architectural historians have been alert to the importance of typologies for rethinking their discipline. As analyzed by Werner Szambien or Jacques Lucan, thinking through types allowed for the articulation of concepts of convenance, character and composition in both public and private commissions. Along with metropolitan churches and royal basilicas, in ancien régime Europe princely palaces represented the most prestigious program an architect could expect. For a period in which the divine right of kings was being called into question, however, what happened to the physical structures of royal or princely power, symbol of political authority and dynastic seats? Did the national models of the Escorial, Versailles, Het Loo or Saint James palaces still hold, even in light of new models made available through the publication of archeological discoveries in Rome or Split? The second half of the eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth century represent a moment of intense construction or reconstruction of the principal European palaces, from Caserta to Buckingham Palace, Saint-Petersburg to Lisbon, Versailles to Coblenz. This trend, addressed by Percier and Fontaine in their Résidences des souverains de France, d’Allemagne, de Russie, etc. (1833), took place in a Europe that was undergoing political developments that altogether changed the nature and symbolic structure of princely power.
This symposium, focused on Europe from roughly 1750 to 1850, aims to interrogate the manner in which architects and their patrons integrated the changing concepts of character in architecture and symbolic place of dynastic palaces, reconciling them with theory and/or practice through rethinking issues of distribution, construction, environmental situation, décor, function, reuse of interpretations of printed or drawn sources.
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2018-2019. The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Art and Architectural History are among the School’s principal interests, but the program is open to all fields of historical research. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. The Institute provides access to extensive resources including offices, libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Information and application forms may be found on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu, or contact the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline: November 1 2017.
The John Nolen Research Fund provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply. Applications are due by April 30, 2017; awards will be made by May 31 for support to begin on July 1, 2017. For fellowship information and application requirements, please visit https://rare.library.cornell.edu/services/funding/nolen.
Integrating historical maps and archaeological data using digital technologies
Irmela HERZOG | David BIBBY, Germany
Adding life to written sources by studying the dead
David BIBBY, Germany | Ann DEGRAEVE, Belgium | Raphael PANHUYSEN, The Netherlands | Karin WILTSCHKE-SCHROTTA, Austria
New realities 3: virtual, augmented reality and other techniques in Cultural and historical Heritage for the general public
Willem BEEX, The Netherlands | Giorgio VERDIANI, Italy | Bernard FRISCHER, USA
3D digital reconstruction and related documentation sources
Fabrizio I. APOLLONIO, Italy | Krzysztof KOSZEWSKI, Poland | Piotr KUROCZYŃSKI, Germany
3D Documentation in Underwater Archaeology: Photogrammetry, Georeferencing, Monitoring, and Surveying
Marco BLOCK-BERLITZ, Germany | Luca BEZZI, Italy | Moritz MENNENGA, Germany
New Approaches to Medieval Structures and Spaces
Meredith COHEN, USA
Reflections and research on archaeological practices in the digital era
Suvi DEBENJAK, Austria | Isto HUVILA, Finland | Peter TÓTH, Hungary
PhD / Master Session
Martina POLIG, | Benjamin STANGL, Austria
The Employment of Mobile Applications for Survey, Documentation and Information
Claudiu SILVESTRU, Austria
This summer course provides students an immersion experience in the field recording of the built environment and cultural landscapes and an opportunity to learn how to write history literally “from the ground up.” The 2017 field school focuses on Sherman Park, a racially, economically and culturally diverse neighborhood known for its artist communities and active neighborhood groups. This summer we will study residential building types in this neighborhood—everyday residences, duplex and four squares, single- and multi-family units, boarded up homes, refabricated and reused homes, homes transformed into stores and workplaces, homes as works of art, homes remembered in family histories and homes in domestic worlds.
This project seeks to employ the enduring creativity of storytelling, the power of digital humanities, and depth of local knowledge to galvanize Milwaukee residents to talk about their homes as repositories of community memory, spaces of caring and markers of civic pride. Students will learn how to “read” buildings within their urban material, social, ecological and cultural contexts, create reports on historic buildings and cultural landscapes and produce multimedia documentaries.
The five-week course calendar covers a broad array of academic skills. Workshops during Week 1 will focus on photography, measured drawings, documentation and technical drawings; no prior experience is necessary. Week 2 will include archival and historical research focusing on the study of the built environment. Week 3 schedule includes workshops on oral history interviewing and digital ethnography. Week 4 is centered on mapping and archival research. Week 5 and 6 will be devoted to producing final reports and multi-media documentaries.
Join curators and scholars at The Museum of Modern Art on June 2 for a one-of-a-kind, daylong preview of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
, a major exhibition on one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th
century. The exhibition, which opens to the public on June 12, marks the 150th
anniversary of the American architect’s birth and the fifth anniversary of the transfer of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives to the joint stewardship of MoMA and the Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. Co-curators Barry Bergdoll
(MoMA and Columbia University) and Jennifer Gray
(MoMA) will lead a tour of the exhibition, which comprises approximately 450 works from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, as well as a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited.
Frank Lloyd Wright at 150 is structured as an anthology and divided into 12 sections, each of which investigates a key object or group of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives. SAH members will hear from Mabel O. Wilson (Columbia University), Ken Tadashi Oshima (University of Washington), and Juliet Kinchin (MoMA) as they unpack objects and share critical insights on Wright’s work. Wilson will examine Wright’s proposed design for a Rosenwald School for African American children, Oshima will explore a rare photo album of the Imperial Hotel, and Kinchin will investigate Wright’s design for an experimental farm.
Study Day participants will be among the first to use the newly extended Bauhaus staircase in the Museum's original 1939 building, where a long-missing connection between the ground floor and second floor galleries has been re-established by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and is among the first stages of MoMA's expansion and renovation, scheduled to open fully in 2019.
The 8th annual SAH Awards Gala will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Racquet Club of Chicago. Save the date!
Zurich and Schaffhausen, May 4 - 06, 2017 Registration deadline: Apr 30, 2017 <http://www.transculturalstudies.ch/en/index/conferences/display-conference.html/registration.html>
A l’Orientale - Collecting, Displaying and Appropriating Islamic Art and Architecture in the 19th and early 20th centuries
Prof. Dr. Francine Giese (University of Zurich), Prof. Dr. Mercedes Volait (CNRS/InVisu), Dr. Ariane Varela Braga (University of Zurich)
Museum Rietberg Zürich,
Moser Familienmuseum Charlottenfels der Heinrich und Henri Moser Stiftung in Neuhausen bei Schaffhausen
Kjeld v. Folsach (The David Collection, Copenhagen), Yannick Lintz (Musée du Louv-re, Paris), Tim Stanley (Victoria and Albert Museum, London), Stefan Weber (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin)