Recent Opportunities

  • All the Beauty of the World

    Berlin | Dates: 13 – 15 Oct, 2016
    Bauakademie am Schinkelplatz, 10117 Berlin, October 13 - 15, 2016

    All the Beauty of the World. The Western Market for non-European 
    Artefacts (18th-20th century)

    Berlin 10/2016

    In the wake of the Western expansion, a fast growing number of 
    non-European artefacts entered the European market. They initially made 
    their way into princely cabinets of curiosities. Made possible by the 
    forced opening and exploitation of more and more parts of the world and 
    pushed by social and technological changes of the time, the 18th 
    century brought a boom of the market of non-European artefacts in 
    Europe. This came along with the emergence of a broader collecting 
    culture and the development of a rich museumscape.

    This market and its development between 18th and 20th century in terms 
    of actors and networks involved, methods and places of exchange and 
    monetary and ideological value of the objects are in the focus of an 
    international symposium organized by the Institute for Art History in 
    cooperation with the Center for Art Market Studies at Technical 
    University Berlin, the Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine 
    (CNRS) and the Labex TransferS (PSL) in Paris.

    Convenors: Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy, Dr. Christine Howald (Technische 
    Universität Berlin), Dr. Charlotte Guichard (Institut d'histoire 
    moderne et contemporaine/CNRS, Paris)
     
  • Architect Talks: Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects

    Chicago | Dates: 13 – 13 Sep, 2016
    Hear SHoP Architects principal Gregg Pasquarelli talk through his most high profile projects. Founded in New York City in 1996, SHoP Architects has made a name for itself in designing large-scale projects that transform neighborhoods. From Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to Manhattan’s American Copper Buildings—connected by a three-story sky bridge—to their recent commission at the National Veterans Resource Complex at Syracuse University, SHoP is an in-demand firm that Fast Company called the “Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World.” AIA/CES Credit: 1 LU Notes: Ticket price includes complimentary beer, wine or soft drinks. Discount tickets are available with a valid student ID for $12 at the CAF Box Office.
  • CFP: INTESDA 3rd Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability - ACAHS 2016 (Nagoya, 3-5 Dec 16)

    Nagoya | Dates: 08 – 30 Sep, 2016
    INTESDA 3rd Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability - ACAHS 2016

    3-5 December 3-5 2016
    Nagoya, Japan

    ACAHS 2016 is a weekend, international, peer-reviewed event that promotes a critical understanding of the innovative and organic approaches from the Arts and Humanities toward sustainability.

    This interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, students and professionals invites proposals of 250 words by Friday, September 30, 2016 on these areas,

    Anthropology and Archaeology
    Art and Art History
    Asian Studies
    Cultural Sustainability
    Dance, Music and Performing Arts
    Design and Eco-Design
    Economic Sustainability
    Eco-criticism, Literature and Sustainability
    Education
    English
    Environment, Energy and Water
    Film, Radio, Television
    Gender, Sexuality, Inequality and Justice
    History
    Language Education and Globalization
    Literature of the World
    Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
    Political Sustainability
    Social Sustainability
    Urban Studies
     
  • CFP: Conference - Living and Sustainability (London, 9-10 Feb 17)

    London | Dates: 08 Sep – 20 Oct, 2016
    The conference, co-organised with AMPS, welcomes case studies, design proposals, research projects, investigative papers and theoretical considerations on the conference themes in various formats:

    Conference presentations (20 minutes)
    Written papers (3,000 words)
    Alternative proposals: Pecha Kucha, short films, photo essays etc.
    In-person and virtual presentations (via Skype, etc.)
    Delegates are given the option to present their work at conference either with or without an accompanying full written paper.

    3,000 word papers will be published online and later in an ebook. Subject to review, selected authors will be invited to develop longer versions of their papers for Special Issues of the Architecture_MPS journal.

    All abstracts and papers are fully double blind peer-reviewed.

    The deadline for submission is Friday 20 October 2016. For more details and a submission form, please see the full conference call at AMPS or email admin@architecturemps.com.
  • CFP: Medals and Tokens in Europe (Paris, 30 Mar-1 Apr 17)

    Paris | Dates: 08 Sep – 06 Nov, 2016
    Institut national d'histoire de l'art, March 30 - April 1, 2017
    Deadline: Nov 6, 2016

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
     
    Art for the Powerful, Multiple Objects: Medals and Tokens in Europe 
    from the Renaissance to the First World War

    The medal was revived in the princely courts of fifteenth century Italy 
    as a commemorative art and quickly adopted by sovereigns across Europe. 
    Medals, tokens and other metallic objects devoid of fiduciary value 
    became more and more widespread and benefitted from several peaks of 
    popularity in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century, as 
    illustrated by the metallic histories of Louis XIV or Napoleon, a 
    format adopted by others as far afield as the Tsar of Russia. Whilst 
    changes in taste led the medal to be seen as in or out of fashion at 
    different moments, it has continued to maintain its essentially 
    commemorative function and has been used to express the ideals of all 
    manner of political regimes from monarchies to republics. 
    This symposium seeks to explore the specificity of a form of official 
    art that associates image and text, producing objects whose message is 
    also partially conveyed by the hierarchy of values intrinsic to the 
    metals used, from the noblest gold to more modest alloys. As objects 
    that can be reproduced, that are easily portable and largely 
    distributed, their biographies also tend to be quite distinct from that 
    of other types of art objects. 

    An initial specificity is that of the role of the engraver whose 
    function oscillates between that of an artist, an artisan and an agent 
    of a commissioning power. His artistic practice can be considered in 
    some sense as paradoxical in so much as it is constrained by the 
    conventions of the medium, and by the outline of the project which his 
    talent is called on to convey in material form. 

    This opens up to the question of the expressive aims of this official 
    art that seeks to capture and commemorate History as it happens, 
    fortifying the glory of the commissioning party. Indeed medals and 
    tokens represent the result of the interplay of the different actors 
    that contribute to their elaboration: from the initial idea developed 
    by a commissioning power and affiliated scholars, to the drawing of a 
    model, to the production and diffusion of the multiple editions of the 
    final product. It also need to be considered as part of a wide range of 
    visual productions that share a common language dedicated to 
    reinforcing the powers in place.

    Finally, greater attention needs to be paid to the manner in which 
    these objects (and their models) have circulated, in particular by 
    considering the development of a market for modern and contemporary 
    medals and their status in the make-up of private and public coin 
    collections. This may also be an opportunity to consider the reciprocal 
    influence between the evolution of the taste and interest of collectors 
    and production styles, techniques and themes through time. 

    This conference will showcase current research that can provide an 
    alternative to a very dispersed historiography dominated by the genre 
    of the catalogue. We hope that a comparative effort, with cases from 
    across Europe, in a large chronological frame will help to establish an 
    interdisciplinary approach to the production and circulation of medals 
    and similar objects; one that reflects their complex nature and the 
    specificity of their biographies. We welcome perspectives from a range 
    of disciplines and research perspectives including art history, social 
    and political history, numismatics, material culture studies etc.

    Proposal of no more than 400 words should be sent accompanied by a 
    short C.V. before the 6th of November 2016 to the following address: 
    colloquemedailles2017@gmail.com
    Each presentation should aim to be no longer than 20 minutes and the 
    conference papers will be published. 
    Languages are French and English. 
    The organizing committee will give notice of acceptance by mid 
    December, 2016.
     
  • CFP: Interartive, Issue #87: Street Art and its Languages

    Dates: 08 – 20 Sep, 2016
    Issue #87 of Interartive aims to focus on street art in the following 
    topics:

    - Street art, architecture and urban spaces
    - The role of digital media in project communication
    - Styles, methods of intervention and practices of action
    - Participatory and urban regeneration processes
    - Institutionalization forms of the phenomenon.

    Submissions must be made by the deadline of September 20, 2016.

    All material intended for publication in InterArtive should be sent to 
    the attention of Modesta Di Paola and Marco Mondino by mail at: 
    info@interartive.org with mail subject: "Street art And Its Languages".

    The text should be in Spanish and/or English.

    Texts should be around 800 to 3000 words: PUBLISHNG GUIDELINES Texts

    The works and art projects will be published in the form of Online 
    Exhibition (images and short text): PUBLISHING GUIDELINES Artworks
    The 87th issue of Interartive will be published at the end of September 
    2016.
     
  • CFP: 2017 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference (Minneapolis, 30 Mar-2 Apr 17)

    Minneapolis | Dates: 08 – 15 Sep, 2016
    Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 30 March — 2 April 2017
    Proposals due by 15 September 2016 to basile.baudez@paris-sorbonne.fr or basile.baudez@gmail.com

    Color in Eighteenth-Century Architecture
    Basile Baudez, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV

    Although associated with baroque exuberance born after the Counter Reformation movement or the nineteenth-century rediscovery of polychromy in Greek architecture, color was far from absent from eighteenth-century architecture—even if critics like Quatremère de Quincy, or draftsmen like Boullée, favored monochromy on built structures and their representation. At a moment when color was invading every aspect of daily life, when artists and printers were developing new ways to diffuse color reproductions, when authors from Roger de Piles to Goethe were revalorizing the evocative and sensualist effectiveness of color, how did architects respond to this pressure, both in their drawings and buildings? The geographic breath of this session is left deliberately open, but proposals should be unified by their close attention to the complex and paradoxical relationship between theory and practical use of color in architecture in the eighteenth-century. Key issues will include comparisons of attitudes towards color in different national traditions, the decision to hide or reveal colored materials, the place of color in architectural definitions of beauty or connotations of color within typologies, spaces or specific periods.
     
  • CFP: MDCCC 1800, No. 6: Arts on Display

    Dates: 08 Sep – 12 Oct, 2016
    Call for papers
    International on-line scientific peer reviewed journal MDCCC 1800
    http://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/it/edizioni/riviste/mdccc-1800/
    Deadline for abstracts: 12 October 2016 
    Deadline for submission of papers: 30 December 2016.

    Call for papers
    The call for papers for the 6th issue of the MDCCC1800 journal is now 
    open.

    Arts on display: the 19th century international expositions.
    The international online peer reviewed journal MDCCC1800 wishes to 
    celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Exposition universelle held in 
    Paris in 1867 with an issue dedicated to the phenomenon of the 
    international exhibitions set up during the 19th century.?We welcome 
    original, unpublished articles offering in-depth analysis of the 
    developments, significance and legacy of this phenomenon starting from 
    the Universal Exhibition of London (1851).

    Contributors are free to propose any topic related to the general 
    theme, such as the study of single national participations, the impact 
    of the events on public opinion, the display architectures, the 
    diffusion of decorative arts and photography etc.

    A list of suggested topics, by no means exhaustive, includes:?
    - The national participation to the events (committees, single artists, 
    works of art) 
    - The art market: private collectors and museum acquisitions?
    - The divulgation of the arts: publicity, magazines, exhibitions 
    catalogues?
    - The social and pedagogical role of international exhibitions?
    - Architecture, outfitting, national pavilions?
    - The use of decorative arts and photography at the events?
    - Colonialism and the influence and reception of non-European cultures
    - Literature and the arts: the narration of the exhibitions?
    - Correspondence (relationships among artists, architects, art critics 
    etc)?
    - The role played by the Antiquities at the exhibitions (as models for 
    inspiring artists; means for showing prestige; physical emblems for the 
    building of identity; political propaganda etc)

    Papers in Italian, English, French, Spanish and German are welcome.

    ABSTRACT SUBMISSION | Please submit an abstract concerning the topic 
    you propose with a provisional title and a short autobiography. The 
    abstract should not exceed 3,000 characters (spaces included). Files 
    should be submitted by 12 October 2016. The authors of selected 
    abstracts will receive a reply within two weeks (by 26 October 2016).

    The editorial rules concerning the text and any images the author might 
    wish to include are available (in Italian, English and Spanish) at the 
    following link: 
    http://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/it/edizioni/norme-redazionali/

    We suggest that articles should be of a length between 20,000 and 
    40,000 characters. All articles will undergo a double peer review 
    process prior to publication.

    Articles should be uploaded on the MDCCC1800 platform before 30 
    December 2016.

    To obtain the credentials which will allow authors to register to the 
    platform, please send an e-mail to the editorial board at the following 
    address: mdccc1800@unive.it.?
    Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries you might have 
    regarding the application or any further stage of the process.
  • Perceptions of Architecture in Early Modern Europe

    Durham | Dates: 05 – 05 Nov, 2016
    Perceptions of Architecture in Early Modern Europe Saturday, 5 November 2016 Kenworthy Hall, St. Mary's College, Durham University, Durham, UK Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 26 October 2016 Across discourses and media, early modern Europeans encountered advice about and models for interacting with the built environment around them. Architects scattered brief instructions for designing a viewer’s experience throughout their treatises, poets narrated imagined tours of house and estate, and artists who composed prints and paintings of buildings located viewers at particular vantage points. Simultaneously, philosophers and scientists debated human perception of the physical world at large – for example, explanation first by Aristotelian Scholastics and then mechanistic philosophers of how particle vibrations acted upon the human senses to create mental images of objects. Such architectural, philosophical, and scientific discussions had their echoes in self-reflective viewing of buildings by travellers who described in their journals the buildings that they visited. This conference investigates the terms, criteria and questions by which early modern viewers were expected to and/or did interact with the built spaces around them. In so doing, it merges independent yet overlapping strands of scholarly inquiry: for instance, architectural and cultural historians have examined uses of spaces and a patron’s rationale behind a design, while art historians who follow Michael Baxandall’s notion of the ‘period eye’ and literary historians who discuss the imagined tours of poets have analyzed concepts underpinning early modern viewing. These and other strands of inquiry are brought together by an international, interdisciplinary group of speakers examining case studies encompassing England, France, Italy, and the Netherlands during the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. For the programme and registration form, please see: https://earlymodernarchitecture.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/perceptions-of-architecture.pdf.
  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS—BISHIR PRIZE, Vernacular Architecture Forum

    Dates: 08 Sep – 20 Dec, 2016
    Does your work contribute to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes?  Have you published a scholarly article on the subject in the last two years? You may be eligible for the Bishir Prize. The Bishir Prize, named for longtime member and influential scholar Catherine W. Bishir, is awarded annually to the scholarly article from a juried North American publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. They should be based on primary research, break new ground in interpretation or methodology, and contribute to the intellectual vitality of these fields. Entries may come from any discipline concerned with vernacular architecture studies. Please note that essays published as chapters in a book are also eligible if the volume is peer-reviewed, published within the time parameters specified, and the research presented in the essay is new. Anthologized collections are not eligible. The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Bishir Prize is December 20, 2016. To nominate an article please submit the following: • MS Word document providing contact information, publication data (name of book publishing company or title of journal, and date of publication), and a brief statement contextualizing the author(s) and article. • PDF copy of the article. Nomination materials should be submitted to Arijit Sen at bishirprize@vafweb.org For more information: http://www.vernaculararchitectureforum.org/Bishir-prize
  • Building Optimism: Public Space in South America

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 10 Sep, 2016 – 13 Feb, 2017
    Spanning projects in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Peru, and Venezuela, Building Optimism: Public Space in South America investigates ways that emerging architects and designers instigate change through design in public space. Using photography, video, drawings, and models, the exhibition immerses visitors in inventive ways that public spaces become social spaces—sites that respond to the unique circumstances and pressures of their communities.

    Related Programming:
    Friday, September 9: NIGHTIME — Enjoy a sneak preview of Building Optimism: Public Space in South America during CMOA's all-night party.
    Friday, October 7: Architecture Against All Odds: Architect Talk and Discussion — Join CMOA for an architecture talk and discussion with Marialuisa Borja, prinicipal for the architecture firm Al Borde.
  • CFP: Modern Living in Asia 1945-1990 (Brighton, 10-11 Apr 17)

    Brighton | Dates: 06 – 30 Sep, 2016
    We are pleased to announce that Professor Gyan Prakash (Princeton University) and Dr. Duanfang Lu (University of Sydney) will the keynote speakers for the conference. Professor Gyan Prakash's work ranges from sub-altern and postcolonial studies, colonial genealogies of modernity to urban history. Dr Duanfang Lu's research includes architectural history and theory, urban planning and Modern Chinese architecture, and planning history. She is the editor of Third World Modernism.
     
    New extended deadline 30th September 2016.
     
    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Modern Living in Asia 1945-1990

    Dates: 10-11 April 2017

    Venue: City Campus, University of Brighton

    Hosted by University of Brighton, UK

    Supported by University of Brighton’s Rising Stars Award, Internationalising Design History Research Cluster and College of Arts and Humanities.

    Convenors: Dr. Yunah Lee and Dr. Megha Rajguru (University of Brighton)

    Extended deadline for proposals: 30 September 2016

    This conference aims to develop the study of modern living in Asia between 1945 -1990 from a transnational perspective. Scholarship on Modernism in architecture, interior design and ideas of modern living in Asian countries in post-civil war, postcolonial and pre-globalised years of 1945-1990 has been steadily rising. Most research, however, focuses on certain geographical pockets and within particular national boundaries such as China, India, Japan, and Korea, examining major architects and key architectural projects. In the midst of acutely debated theoretical positions of globalization, transnationalism and multiple modernisms, in works by Arjun Appadurai (1996), Homi Bhabha (1994), Shumei Shi (2013), Duanfang Lu (2011), we will explore cultural flows beyond borders (national, regional and political) that informed notions of modern living in Asian countries. We also aim to expand the discourse to include geographical areas or countries in Asia that have been under-explored or entirely ignored in scholarly debates.  

    Key themes that will be explored in the conference include the introduction and adaptation of Euro-American ideas of Modernism in local contexts, the development of ‘critical regionalism’ (Kenneth Frampton, 1983) and inter-Asian exchanges of ideas of modernity and modern design in living spaces. The conference will also consider methodological approaches in examining the notion of the 'modern' within an Asian context, from postcolonial perspectives and within the context of the Cold War. It will develop theoretical understandings of modernity and modernism, whether the term 'modern' was employed within these culture-specific contexts and the variations in the 'modern' or modernisms across these.

    We seek papers that will examine one or more of these areas. We also welcome suggestions.

    ·         Adaptation of vernacular forms of architecture and interior spaces into modern models of living such as apartments.
    ·         Relation of culture-specific living practices to new forms of modern and modular lifestyles.
    ·         Interior design magazines and their consumption.
    ·         Women and modern lifestyles.
    ·         Standardisation in housing and interior design.        
    ·         Modernity, modernisation and Modernism: theoretical trajectories in relation to living space.
    ·         Modern living and modernity in postcolonial contexts. 
    ·         Cold War and Modern living.
    ·         Architecture and Interior Design professions.
    ·         Exhibitions of modern living spaces and modern life.
    ·         Art in the modern home.
     
    The call for papers can also be found online: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/research/design-art-history/idh/internationalising-design-history-events/modern-living-in-asia-1945-1990

    Please submit a 300-word abstract and 100-word biography to modernlivingasia@brighton.ac.uk by 30th September 2016. All proposals will be peer-reviewed. Papers will be given in English. We also welcome a panel proposal with three or four papers. Please do contact us if you have any questions.
  • "The Art of Architecture: Hand Drawing and Design" Conference

    Notre Dame | Dates: 29 Sep – 01 Oct, 2016
    Join the Notre Dame School of Architecture for the “Art of Architecture: Hand Drawing and Design” Conference, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016.

    The conference comes at a crucial time.  NCARB is considering deleting drawing from the Architectural Exam, while others are touting “programs which can design buildings without architects.” At the same time, many claim hand drawing is essential to the design process. In the last five years we have seen an outpouring of interest in the subject through books, websites, and sketching trips. 

    The conference will explore the continued vitality of hand drawing in the practice of architecture, education, and scholarship. We are bringing together over 150 academics, architects, historians, and students. 
     
  • Building the Outer Boroughs: Architecture and Urbanism beyond Manhattan (Brooklyn College, March 23, 2017)

    Dates: 04 – 12 Sep, 2016
    Building the Outer Boroughs: Architecture and Urbanism beyond Manhattan Brooklyn College, March 23, 2017 Organizers: Anna Jozefacka (Fellow, Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015-17) and Malka Simon (Brooklyn College) Co-sponsored by the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities and the Art Department at Brooklyn College Before they were the “outer boroughs,” the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island developed as cities, towns, and villages in their own right, independent of New York City. Though these so-called outer boroughs comprise most of today’s New York and are part of its architectural identity, the bulk of existing scholarship in architecture is persistently Manhattan-centric. However, there remains much to be said about New York City’s outer boroughs and their neighborhoods. The different pace of growth and initial political independence of these parts of the city have yielded architecturally varied urban landscapes well worth examining. This symposium seeks to highlight the study of New York City’s architecture and urban development outside of Manhattan. We invite papers that expand beyond the existing field of scholarship on the city’s built environment. We aim to discuss the variety of building types, styles, and urban patterns evident in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island and to consider their roles in shaping the city. We welcome interdisciplinary papers that address architecture within the context of other fields. Papers might examine topics that include but are not limited to the following: -Early colonial settlements -Urban archeological sites -Industrial architecture and infrastructure -Civic, cultural, and religious centers past and present -Housing typologies across the outer boroughs -Gentrification and architectural style Intersections of the natural and built environments -The skyscraper outside of Manhattan -Adaptive reuse of buildings and sites -Preservation in the face of real estate development -Building with the “The Other”: voices of immigrants, women, and architects of color In recent years, native and new residents alike have “discovered” the richness of life outside Manhattan, leading to a wave of fast-paced development and neighborhood transformations. The time is right for a closer scholarly examination of the places and spaces of New York City’s outer boroughs. Please send a 500-word paper proposal and an academic CV to: outerborougharchitecture@gmail.com Deadline for submissions is September 12, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by September 30, 2016.
  • Dialogue in Architecture: An Evening with Toshiko Mori

    Chiacgo | Dates: 29 – 29 Sep, 2016
    The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust's annual Thinking Into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design and Ideas presents a conversation with acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori, FAIA, who will discuss how architecture develops languages and dialogues that reflect and respond to complex circumstances and contexts.
  • Monuments Made of Words: Text and Architecture, from Antiquity to Modernity

    Durham | Dates: 08 – 11 Sep, 2016
    From Horace’s odes to the sonnets of Shakespeare and beyond, the idea that the written word outlasts even the grandest of monuments has long been a literary topos. In the case of antiquity it rings particularly true. Despite their apparent vulnerability during centuries of transmission in manuscript form, classical accounts of architecture have almost always outlived their subjects; of brick and stone, often only words survive. This conference seeks to explore the diverse content and legacy of ancient descriptions of architecture. Modern studies have tended to concentrate on specific accounts or periods. The present conference addresses a much broader selection of classical texts and the various ways they were perceived over a wider geographical compass and timeframe. It situates these accounts – such as Greek reports of architecture in the Near East and Latin poetry on the architectural wonders of Rome – within the intellectual and aesthetic discourse of their time but also, importantly, in the context of later ages, when they came to fire the imagination of new generations of architects, artists, writers and scholars. With contributions drawn from an international group of scholars, ranging from classicists to architectural historians and specialists in other fields, the intention of this conference is to elicit a richer understanding of the contribution of these ‘literary monuments’ to thought and visual culture from antiquity onwards, as well as of the dialogues between these monuments over time.
  • Singapore Archifest 2016

    Singapore | Dates: 23 Sep – 09 Oct, 2016
    Archifest 2016 returns with a Pavilion designed with ‘Exhale’ as its theme at Raffles Place Park. Celebrating its 10th edition, Archifest’s theme for this year ‘Exhale’ seeks to challenge the rapidity and density of activities that define our pace of life, weigh in on the state of Singapore’s built environment and breathe new life into it. The annual architecture festival not only celebrates Singapore’s urban environment but also sets the stage for a wider discussion about our city, spaces and life. From exhibitions, conversations, workshops, markets to architecture tours, the Archifest Pavilion will host an exciting programme that is diverse, informative, thought-provoking and fun.
  • Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation

    Chicago | Dates: 15 Sep – 31 Dec, 2016
    This exhibition examines the work of Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji through the collection of his original photographs and building documents held at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. With the work of his architectural office, Iraq Consult, and in his other professional and intellectual roles, Chadirji became central to the organization of Baghdad and to the consolidation of its image during the period of Iraq’s postwar modernization from the 1950s through the 1970s. Also included are photographs of Baghdad taken by Chadirji’s contemporary, the Iraqi photographer Latif Al Ani.
  • Architecture & Design Film Festival

    New York | Dates: 28 Sep – 02 Oct, 2016
    ADFF's 8th year is another smorgasbord of amazing films —something for everyone. This year we have 33 films from eight countries including three world premieres, seven US premieres and two sneak previews. It all takes place over five days at the Cinepolis Cinemas in New York, September 28 - Oct 2. Tickets are on sale now.
     
  • Call for Applications: Millard Meiss Publication Fund

    Dates: 01 – 15 Sep, 2016
    Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.

    Books eligible for a Meiss grant must currently be under contract with a publisher and be on a subject in the arts or art history. The deadlines for the receipt of applications are March 15 and September 15 of each year. Please review the Application Guidelines and the Application Process, Schedule, and Checklist for complete instructions.
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