Recent Opportunities

  • What in the World is a Herbarium?

    Bronx | Dates: 04 Mar – 29 Oct, 2017
    With more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere. This special exhibition in the Ross Gallery celebrates the Steere Herbarium as the centerpiece of the Garden’s botanical research program, and a priceless resource for scholars from around the world. Through this exhibition, learn some of the many ways that Garden scientists are working to study and save the plants of the world.
  • CFP: Footprint #22: Exploring Architectural Form: A Configurative Triad

    Dates: 25 Jan – 01 May, 2017
    This issue of Footprint aims to explore the discussions that currently gravitate around the question of architectural form, by inviting architects to reflect on the latest developments in the field of formal studies within architectural and urban theory, design, research, and pedagogy.

    Footprint 22 aims to collect a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art approaches to the question of architectural and urban form, and thus provide an updated examination of formal, morphological and typological investigations.

    As editors, we welcome a broad spectrum of interpretations, ranging from theoretical and practical applications of form-based analyses, to epistemological and pedagogical implementations of these formal analyses in diverse contexts.

    Aware of the weight that form-centred theories have had in postmodern architectural research, and in order to establish a historical landmark for this edition, the emergence of neo-rationalism in the early 1960s will serve as a point of departure. However, we deem this a landmark that is meant to be superseded.

    The neo-rationalist aim to overcome the shortcomings of modernist functionalism by contesting the idea that a building’s form resulted from its use, certainly marked a shift within architectural theory, and favoured the emergence of a strain of architectural thinking that currently offers multiple and contradictory approaches to the way architectural form is generated, understood, and communicated. Beyond their neo-rationalist predecessors, architects and authors like Peter Eisenman, Fumihiko Maki, Nicolas Bourriaud, Carlos Martí Arís and Antonio Armesto, Mario Carpo, Pier Vittorio Aureli, and Sanford Kwinter, have more recently reclaimed important parts of the form-centred architectural discourse, with diverse intentions, and from different vantage points. Furthermore, multiple lines of inquiry which depart from the question of architectural form, still orient the production of knowledge in universities and institutes throughout the world, far beyond Western Europe, where neo-rationalism originated and thrived.

    Designers, scholars, researchers and teachers throughout the globe have found in the definition of a formal basis of architecture a valuable practical and intellectual tool, while morpho-typological approaches are still broadly used in architectural education. Within such a diversified field of studies, form-centred approaches to architecture have been severely criticised, especially for their reductive consideration of matter, with many contemporary theorists asking for a formal theory which resists taxonomies.

    With these antecedents in mind, we wish to examine architectural form today, from a threefold perspective. First, we would like to study the way in which form is produced, dealt with, or confronted by contemporary designers. Secondly, we would like to know how architects examine and study form in discursive (i.e communicative, theoretical, historiographical, but also representational) terms. Finally, we would like to evaluate the way in which innovative formal analyses affect architectural form at all scales within the built environment.

    Footprint 22 will follow a tripartite trajectory, advancing an understanding of formal studies which transverses ontological, epistemological and onto-epistemological perspectives. These perspectives directly correspond to the notions of morphogenesis, formalism and in-formation.

    Following this sequence, from an ontological perspective, morphogenetic studies deal with the processes in which matter actively co-produces its various formal expressions. Synchronously, formal discourse and morpho-typological studies function as an analytical tool for the examination of these processes. Both morphogenetic explorations and formalist approaches, while imperative for any formal study, do not suffice unless complemented with their intensive in-between: in-formation, or the way in which formal discourses and their outcomes influence form itself, and vice versa.

    We trust that by interrelating these three approaches, we can contribute to contemporary formal explorations by substituting an object-based approach with one that examines the reciprocity of formal emergence. Emulating Joseph Kosuth’s well-known triptychs, we aim to situate the question of architectural form in our time between a series of interpretations that transcend a supposed autonomy as well as a univocal cultural or epistemological origin.

    With these objectives in mind, we encourage various types of contributions. We welcome contributions consisting of full scientific articles that examine formal studies in pedagogy and research, critical reflections on the question of form in contemporary architecture, and theoretical and historiographical approaches that assess the formal discourse of architecture. In addition, we are expecting graphic and/or textually reasoned analyses of projects and buildings which suggest innovations in architectural form. Finally, we invite contributions in the form of review articles that critically reassess key literature related to this topic.

    Footprint #22 will be published in Spring 2018.

    Authors of full articles (6000-8000 words) are requested to submit their contributions to the editors before 1 May, 2017. Full articles will go through a double blind peer-review process. Review articles (2000–4000 words) and reasoned analyses (2000 words, 2 – 5 images) will be selected by the editors on the basis of a short summary (maximum 500 words) which must also be submitted before 1 May, 2017. All authors should include a short bio (300 words) with their submissions. We ask authors to refer to Footprint Author Guidelines, available at footprint.tudelt.nl.

    For submissions and inquiries, please contact editors Stavros Kousoulas and Jorge Mejía Hernández at fp22@footprintjournal.org.
  • CFP: Charrette 5(1) - Spring 2018 - From the Global South: Pedagogical Encounters in Architecture

    Dates: 25 Jan – 10 Mar, 2017
    Charrette 5(1) - Spring 2018 - Call for Contributions - From the Global
    South: Pedagogical Encounters in Architecture

    Guest Editor: Ashraf M Salama, Professor and Head of Architecture,
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
    Editor: Ruth Morrow, Professor of Architecture, Queen's University Belfast
    Assistant Editor: James Benedict Brown, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort
    University, Leicester

    Charrette, the journal of the Association of Architectural Educators (AAE),
    first published in 2013, is now well established as a pioneering journal
    for academics, practitioners, and theorists engaged in design teaching
    practices and theoretical debates.  For this issue (Volume 5, Issue 1),
    Charrette invites papers and essays that address positions, experiences,
    and experiments which are undertaken in the Global South by either local or
    international academics or both.

    THEME

    The main body of literature on architectural education and design pedagogy
    is primarily produced in the English-speaking world and is interrogated,
    debated, and reproduced mainly in the larger context of Western Europe and
    North America. The architectural academic community in other parts of the
    world; the Global South, is deeply influenced by such a discourse as well
    as by various pedagogical trends typically introduced in Western academia
    to reflect the needs of budding professionals and the profession of
    architecture at large. In essence, these represent tendencies that are
    instigated and practiced within the contextual particularities of Western
    academia including the ambitions and constraints of academic institutions,
    the professional milieu, and the way in which architecture is practiced and
    produced. Classically, such an influence manifests itself in the fact that
    in any discussion about pedagogy in architecture in Global South? academia
    the discourse which characterizes the Global North dictates and thus
    overshadows opportunities for developing another parallel, or in fact
    different but equally important, discourse which can be generated and
    developed to address other unique particularities that characterize the
    Global South. The thrust here is not to create a competing discourse but to
    complement what is already there.

    THE QUESTIONS

    This call for Volume 5 Issue 1 of Charrette maintains that architectural
    education discourse can be enriched and its scope can be expanded when both
    historical and contemporary imperatives are clearly contextualized. Issues
    of tradition, identity, modernity, vernacularism, post-colonialism,
    poverty, globalization are a few to name in this context. How they derive
    within architectural curricula and how they act as drivers for studio
    projects are two important points that potential contributors are invited
    to interrogate and debate. The presence of international professional and
    ethical standards which must apply equally to both Global North and Global
    South raises a third point on how international accreditation approaches
    and processes address the particularities of the Global South. Other points
    may include issues related to the way in which international partnership
    can inform studio practices in different parts of the world, and the
    potentials, validity, and effectiveness of international summer schools.

    POSSIBLE TOPICS FOR ARTICLES

    Underlying the theme of ?From the Global South: Pedagogical Encounters in
    Architecture? and the preceding questions contributions are invited to
    address one or more of these topics:

    - Tradition, Identity, and Modernity in Architectural Education
    - The Impact of Globalization on Design Studio Teaching Practices
    - Post-Colonial Discourse in Architectural Pedagogy
    - Poverty, Community Building, and Community Development
    - Virtual Design Studios and Global South/Global North Dialectics
    - International Accreditation: Approaches, Processes, and Experiences
    - Validity and Effectiveness of International Partnerships and Summer
    Schools

    SUBMISSION FORMATS

    - Essays 5,000 ? 8,000 words (including all references and endnotes).
    Essays must demonstrate their intellectual and theoretical context, method
    and data, and have a clear conclusion.
    - Projects 3,000 ? 5,000 words (including all references and endnotes).
    Submissions to the Projects section will substitute traditional ?academic?
    data with project work, so they are expected to include more images,
    diagrams, and illustrations.
    - Freespace 3,000 ? 5,000 words. The Freespace allows for authors to
    develop accessible, provocative, and/or polemical work which may be written
    or illustrated.

    Interested contributors are to contact Professor Ashraf M. Salama (
    ashraf.salama@strath.ac.uk) according to the following timeline:

    16 January 2017: Call for Contributions
    10 March 2017: Expression of interest (500 word outline)
    10 April 2017: Notification of selected contributions
    15 July 2017: Submission of full articles
    30 September 2017: Notification of reviewers? comments
    30 November 2017: Submission of final revised articles
    Spring (April 2018): Publishing Date of Volume 5 ? Issue 1

    Read this call online here:
    https://architecturaleducators.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/charrette-call-for-contributions-from-the-global-south-pedagogical-encounters-in-architecture-guest-editor-professor-ashraf-salama/
    Download a PDF version of this call here:
    https://architecturaleducators.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/charrette-51-call-global-south.pdf
     
  • “Paris – Capital of Modernity”: Spring Seminar in Paris for Chinese Scholars

    Paris | Dates: 09 – 26 May, 2017
    Paris, May 9 - 26, 2017
    Deadline: Feb 19, 2017

    Call for Applications
    “Paris – Capital of Modernity”: Spring Seminar in Paris for Chinese Scholars

    The German Center for Art History in Paris welcomes applications from junior scholars and doctoral students from Greater China for a spring seminar titled “Paris – Capital of Modernity,” which will focus on French 19th- and 20th-century art. The seminar will take place from May 9th to May 26th, 2017 in Paris at the German Center for Art History and at several museums and research institutes in the French capital. 
    Participants will receive funding for transportation, lodging, and meals. 
    Scholars interested in participating are invited to attend a two-day introduction to the program on March 23th and 24th, 2017, in Beijing, China. Limited funding is available for prospective participants who attend the Beijing meeting.  Attendance at the introductory meeting in Beijing is not required for admission into the seminar, but is strongly encouraged. 
    The seminar is possible thanks to generous support from the Getty Foundation through its Connecting Art Histories initiative.

    Paris – Capital of Modernity

    Paris serves as an outstanding example of Western modernism, since the city met the challenges that came with industrialization and developed a new infrastructure. The seminar’s temporal scope will be defined by the first and last world’s fairs in Paris: 1855 and 1937. The 1855 world’s fair marked the beginning of a new era, which dedicated itself to modernity; the exhibition of 1937—with, among other aspects, the strengthening of totalitarian systems on the eve of World War II and its decidedly anti-modern self-representation—marks its end. 
    With the electrification of the city and the construction of the metro system, Paris created the infrastructure of a smoothly running modern metropolis. Modern Art flourished in Paris, and the influence of the avant-garde can still be seen today in the neighborhoods of Montmartre and Montparnasse as well as in the city’s many museums devoted to modernism. Along with visits to Montmartre and Montparnasse, the seminar will include special visits to such museums as the Petit Palais, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the national Musée d’Orsay, and the Musée National d’Art Moderne in the Centre Georges Pompidou. These trips will be guided by specialist scholars and curators.
    The academic content of the program will be presented through lectures and discussions held at the German Center for Art History and through the aforementioned visits to museums, where original works of art will be examined and discussed.  Additional site visits will include guided walks through Paris designed to help to contextualize modernity within the city itself.  
    The seminar’s co-directors are Thomas Kirchner (Director of the German Center for Art History in Paris) and Godehard Janzing (Deputy Director of the German Center for Art History in Paris). Lecturers include Hollis Clayson (Northwestern University) and Jean-Louis Cohen (New York University).
    The seminar aims to facilitate dialogue between participants, lecturers, museum curators and members of the German Center for Art History in Paris and to enrich and strengthen study of French Art in China.

    To be eligible, candidates must:
    1.    be citizens of Greater China (Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and 
    Macau), and have a passport from one of these areas. Scholars who are currently residing outside of Greater China are also eligible and are encouraged to apply.
    2.    teach or study Western art or culture. Preference will be given 
    to art historians, architectural historians and historians of applied art, but scholars and students of other fields are welcome to apply.
    3.    be able to follow a lecture and participate in class discussions 
    in English, the languages used in all lectures and discussions. 
    Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed via Skype.
    4.    be enrolled in a PhD program, or have completed a PhD over the 
    last five years
    a.    students must have already completed their Master’s degree.
    b.    recent graduates must have a PhD certificate that bears a date 
    after January 1st,  2012.

    The application deadline is February 19th, 2017.

    -    Applications, in English, must include the following documents: 
    o    a letter of interest explaining why participation in the seminar 
    will advance your scholarly career (1 page)
    o    a curriculum vita
    o    one letter of reference

    -    Applicants seeking funding for the Beijing introductory meeting 
    should include an additional letter indicating their anticipated transportation, accommodation, and meals costs.

    Please submit all documents as one PDF file via e-mail by no later than February 19th, 2017 to:

    seminar2017@dfk-paris.org

    Further information about the Beijing meeting, including financial awards, will be sent to applicants by March 1, 2017. Applicants selected to participate in the Paris seminar will be notified by April 1.

    For further information, please visit:
        https://dfk-paris.org/
     
  • 2017 Paid Summer Research Fellowships Announced

    Charles City | Dates: 26 Jan – 20 Mar, 2017
    Spend your summer researching and documenting the landscape history of a National Historic Landmark in Virginia. Two paid ($8,000) Fellowships available to qualified graduate students.
  • Architectural History Field School

    Forest | Dates: 14 – 27 May, 2017
    Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest announces its annual field school for architectural history and architectural restoration
  • Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture and the Body

    London | Dates: 23 – 24 Feb, 2017
    New Books Series: Healing Spaces, Architecture and the Body Co-hosted by Architecture Space and Society Centre and Centre for Medical Humanities, Birkbeck 3 February, 2-5pm, Keynes Library http://www.bbk.ac.uk/assc/2016/10/10/new-books-series-healing-spaces-modern-architecture-and-the-body/
  • PICTURING RIVERSIDE: An Exhibition of a National Historic Landmark Community

    Riverside | Dates: 23 Jan, 2017 – 01 Jan, 2021
    Picturing Riverside is a permanent exhibition about the many facets of a living landmark community.
  • Nineteenth Century - A Journal of Cultural and Social History in the US

    New York City | Dates: 21 Jan – 10 Feb, 2017
    Nineteenth Century Magazine is a peer-reviewed journal of the Victorian Society in America. Scholarly submissions are encouraged in the fields of cultural and social history of the US from 1837 to 1917. We publish regular features 2,000-6,000 words on architecture, fine arts, dec arts, interior design, landscape arch, biography and photography.
  • The London House Course

    London | Dates: 03 – 09 Oct, 2017
    A nonresidential on site course studying the development of the London house form the Renaissance to the present. Visits to private houses, artists' studios, modern and contemporary houses. Lecturers include David Adshead, Neil Burton, Caroline Dakers, Sarah Nichols, Andrew Saint, and Gavin Stamp. Application deadline 12 April 2017
  • Impressions: Explorative Journey in Ladakh

    Leh & Turtuk | Dates: 05 – 12 Jun, 2017
    Turtuk is located 175 kms west of Leh. The small village is recently opened for tourism and hence is growing in a fast pace. The inhabitants of the village are Balti people, the Muslim equivelent of Sherpas, the expert mountain climbers. The village is one of the last remaining Balti village in India, as their sister villages went to other side of the border in Pakistan, dividing famalies, homes and relations. The thick border of Inda & Pakistan has scattered the lives of Balti people. The project is a continuation of Unlock Hundarman project initiated by Roots Collective in 2015. Unlock Hundarman is a project where we are documenting lives of people living in border settlements and presenting their stories to the world. The bustling village has an old historic settlement and a mosque (recently restored). The houses in the village are made of stone and timber and their system of water distribution is outstanding. Out of many craft practises in the village, the remarkable ones are utensils made of stone and many other daily usage items made of bones and horns of ibex.
  • CFP: SESAH Lynchburg, October 11-14, 2017

    Lynchburg | Dates: 21 Jan – 31 Mar, 2017
    In 2017, the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians will gather in Lynchburg, Virginia, for our annual conference, October 11-14. The conference program of plenaries, papers, and tours is set against a backdrop of seasonal color in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and within a vibrant architectural landscape rising on the city’s hills. The buildings of Lynchburg represent every architectural style from Federal to mid-century Modern, and every historical period from the colonial era through the Civil War to contemporary times. There are four historic districts in downtown alone, and a fifth listed for the importance of those who lived there, notably Harlem Renaissance poet and activist Anne Spencer. The historic Virginian Hotel, undergoing renovation and opening this summer, will be the venue for the paper sessions and addresses. A signature event of the conference will be a private tour and dinner at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. The 2017 SESAH conference invites new perspectives on the architecture of Virginia and its preservation. Potential themes of interest include the influence of Jeffersonian design and that of the Harlem Renaissance, as well as the expression of race, religion, and retreats in architecture. Others are Modernism and period-revivals; natural and designed spaces including sanatoriums, amphitheaters, parks, and cemeteries; agricultural and industrial complexes; historically black colleges and universities; heritage tourism, urban renewal, and gentrification; city and regional planning; and more. Papers on any architectural history topic are welcomed. Proposals for themed sessions are encouraged. Paper presentations are 20 minutes maximum accompanied by digital slides. Submit a paper and come be a part of the collegiality and conviviality that distinguish SESAH gatherings! Submissions and Deadlines Abstracts of no more than 300 words must be clearly labeled with the applicant’s name, professional affiliation, contact information, a brief CV, and the title of the proposed paper. Proposals for session panels must include the title of the session; the names, affiliations, contact information, and CVs of all participants; and abstracts of each paper. Please send all materials as PDF or MS Word attachments to Virginia Price, va.price@yahoo.com by March 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by June 1, 2017. All accepted presenters and conference chairs must join SESAH and register for the conference by the early registration deadline. Authors of accepted proposals must also submit the complete text of their papers to their session chair by August 31, 2017; SESAH reserves the right to drop presenters who do not fulfill this requirement. Conference Fellowships for Graduate Students and Emerging Professionals SESAH offers up to three travel grants to help graduate students attend the meeting to deliver papers and one for an emerging professional employed in a federal, state, or local historic preservation office. Please note the applications are due with the Call for Papers. Applications are available here: http://sesah.org/graduate-student-travel-grant-application/ http://sesah.org/emerging-professional-travel-grant/
  • Enchanted Isles, Fatal Shores: Living Versailles

    Canberra | Dates: 17 – 18 Mar, 2017
    On the occasion of the Versailles: Treasures from the Palace exhibition at the NGA, which brings major works of art from the Palace of Versailles to Canberra, this conference showcases the latest ideas about the lives of past people and objects, as well as the living culture of Versailles today. Staged in Canberra, which like Versailles is a planned capital city, centre of government and culture, this is a unique opportunity to explore the enduring influence and resonance of Versailles, its desires and self-perceptions of modernity, from film to fashion to architecture. Gathering a generation of scholars whose work is shifting our perceptions of the art, culture and life of ancien-régime Versailles and its reception, this is the occasion for fresh and challenging research, and new perspectives on canon-defining works. 1664 is formative in the history of Versailles—the year a modest hunting lodge began to be transformed, to become a centre of art, fashion and power in Europe for more than a century. The dream of Versailles as an enchanted isle for the French aristocracy came to a grisly end with the 1789 revolution. Only two years later, the first fleet of British colonists came to settle on the east coast of Australia, on what Robert Hughes famously dubbed ‘the fatal shore’. Life at Versailles changed irreparably just as it would for those who lived in, and migrated to, Australia at the close of the eighteenth century. Versailles was not the static creation of one man but a hugely complex cultural space, a centre of power, of life, love, anxiety and creation, as well as an enduring palimpsest of aspirations, desires and ruptures. The splendour of the castle, and the masterpieces of art and design it contains, masks a more sordid history. The conference’s theme, Enchanted isles, fatal shores, encourages examination of the tensions between splendour and misery, insiders and outsiders, display and privacy that framed life at Versailles.
  • CFP: SACRPH 17th National Conference on Planning History (Cleveland, 26-29 Oct 2017)

    Cleveland | Dates: 18 Jan – 25 Feb, 2017
    The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) presents: THE 17TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING HISTORY Cleveland, Ohio, October 26-29, 2017 SACRPH cordially invites scholars and practitioners to present papers and talks on all aspects of urban, regional, and community planning history and their relationship to urban and metropolitan studies. Particularly welcome are papers, talks, roundtables, and sessions addressing the theme of Theory and Practice in Planning History. What is the relationship between the ideas shaping metropolitan development and the history of the built environment? SACRPH is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting humanistic scholarship on the planning of metropolitan regions. SACRPH members include historians, practicing planners, geographers, environmentalists, architects, landscape designers, public policy makers, preservationists, community organizers, students, and scholars from across the world. SACRPH publishes a quarterly journal, The Journal of Planning History (http://jph.sagepub.com/), hosts a biennial conference, and sponsors awards for research and publication in the field of planning history. For further information please consult our website: http://www.sacrph.org. The Program Committee welcomes proposals for complete sessions (of three or four papers) and for individual papers. We also encourage submissions that propose innovative formats and that engage questions of teaching and learning, digital information, and publishing. Proposals must be submitted by February 25, 2017 via the following link: http://www.sacrph.org. Each proposal must include the following: · For individual paper submissions: a 100-word abstract · For individual paper submissions: a one-page CV, including address, phone, and e-mail (PDF or Word Document) · For panel submissions: a single document (PDF or Word) including cover page (indicating lead contact, with telephone and email, and the names—if available—of the session Chair and Commentator); a one-paragraph overview of the session's themes and significance, plus a description of the format (panel, roundtable, workshop); a 100-word abstract for each proposed paper; and a one-page CV for each participant, including address, phone, and e-mail · For all submissions: four key words identifying the thematic emphases of the topic Please format required attachments with a standard 12-point font and 1.25-inch side margins. Do not include illustrations. Inquiries may be directed to Program Committee co-chairs: Julian Chambliss, Professor of History, Rollins College, Florida: jchambliss@rollins.edu; or David Freund, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park: dmfreund@umd.edu.
  • Victorian Society in America 2017 Summer Schools - Applications due March 1st!

    Dates: 19 Jan – 01 Mar, 2017
    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. Applications are due March 1st! For more information, and online applications, go to http://www.vsasummerschools.org
  • Authors on Architecture: Breisch on the Central Library

    Santa Monica | Dates: 29 – 29 Jan, 2017
    Please join SAH/SCC and the Santa Monica Public Library (Moore Ruble Yudell, 2006) for a very special program celebrating the all things library. Focusing on the iconic Los Angeles Central Library (Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, 1933), author Kenneth A. Breisch, Ph.D., will discuss his new bookThe Los Angeles Central Library: Building an Architectural Icon, 1872-1933(Getty Research Institute, 2016).

    The construction of the Los Angeles Central Library marked the evolution of the LA public library system from an elite organization ensconced in two rooms in downtown LA, into one of the largest public library systems in the United States. It was yet another factor in the “coming of age” of the city and the region.

    Architect Bertram Goodhue developed a new style, fully integrating the building’s sculptural and epigraphic program with its architectural forms to express a complex iconography. Working closely with sculptor Lee Oskar Lawrie and philosopher Hartley Burr Alexander, he created a great civic monument that, combined with the library’s murals, embodies an overarching theme: the light of learning.

    Breisch, a former member of the Santa Monica Public Library Board, teaches architectural history at the University of Southern California (USC) and has been studying the architecture of libraries for decades. In his new book, Breisch draws upon a wealth of primary source material to tell the story of one of LA’s lasting treasures. Breisch is past president of the national Society of Architectural Historians as well as a Life and Advisory Board Member of our local chapter.

    This beautiful new book will be available for sale and signing by the author.

    Authors on Architecture: Breisch on the Central Library—Sunday, January 29, 2017; 2-4PM; Santa Monica Central Library; 601 Santa Monica Blvd.; free; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; 310.458.8600.
  • Call for Papers for the Panel “Art and Architecture: Made by Women,” at 49th ASEEES Annual Convention, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Nov. 9-12, 2017

    Chicago | Dates: 18 Jan – 06 Feb, 2017
    In response to Call for Proposals, 49th ASEEES Annual Convention, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Nov. 9-12, 2017, Convention Theme: “Transgressions” www.aseees.org/convention, we are composing a Panel Proposal “Art and Architecture: Made by Women” aimed at revealing and examining in a historical perspective creative work by women with select references to the centenary of the 1917 Revolution, and addressing art and design practices by considering cultural mechanisms that modify our field. By challenging the issues of professional equality, we invite studies also focused on art and architectural education, as temporal readings on testimonials to transgressions in shaping professional identities, and envisioning assignments for professional women in art and architecture both pioneering and routine, as leaders and/or as apprentices. The research papers are also welcome on art and architecture viewed through the lens of gender studies. Please submit your Paper Proposal of no more than 300 words, and your CV of no more than 2 pages by February 6, 5pm ET, to sokolina@sbcglobl.net.
  • City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit at 92Y

    New York | Dates: 03 – 04 Feb, 2017
    From skylines and “superstalls” to floating parks and skylights, City of Tomorrow will explore innovative departures, trends and initiatives for the New York City landscape. Over 50 pioneering real estate developers, architects and interior design innovators, including Robert Couturier, Liz Diller, Thom Filicia, Ian Schrager, Patrik Schumacher and more, will speak on panels and breakout workshops.
  • CALL FOR CONTENT: Sequitur - BU Graduate Student Art History Journal

    Dates: 18 Jan – 15 Feb, 2017
    Sequitur Issue 3:2 Spring 2017 CFP: Oops! Deadline: February 15 The editors of SEQUITUR, a graduate journal published by the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, invite current graduate students in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related fields to submit content for our Spring 2017 issue titled Oops! This issue will explore works of art and architecture that emerge from mistakes, failures, and revisions. We invite submissions that reflect on the creative process and its various unintended outcomes, such as happy accidents, unanticipated triumphs, disastrous miscalculations, good-faith errors, and careless blunders. Although history tends to ignore “oops!” moments in favor of successful ends, we seek submissions that find value in the unpredicted. Possible subjects may include (but are not limited to): unfinished artworks and unrealized architectural projects; heavily criticized exhibitions; building disasters and demolitions; revisitations and revisions of earlier projects; creative processes that invite elements of transformation, chance, and the unforeseeable; genres and movements that cultivate the accidental (such as Dada); techniques designed to undercut conscious intention (such as automatism); the processes of making and unmaking; public or critical failures; and unexpected successes. We also welcome proposals for research spotlights that discuss insights gained from research snafus or methodological mishaps. We encourage submissions that take advantage of the online format of the journal, such as multimedia proposals for essays and reviews and audio/visual interviews. We invite full submissions in a variety of genres, including: Featured essays (1000 words) Essays must be submitted in full by the deadline below to be considered for publication. Content is open and at the discretion of the author, but essays should present original material that is suitable to the stipulated word limit. Please adhere to the formatting guidelines available at: http://www.bu.edu/sequitur/submissions/styleguide/. Visual Essays offer opportunities for M.Arch. or M.F.A. students to showcase a selection of original work. The work must be reproducible in a digital format. Submissions should include .jpegs of up to ten artworks, and must be prefaced by an introduction or artist’s statement of 250 words or less that connects these objects to our theme. All images must be captioned and should be at least 500 DPI. We invite proposals (200 words max) for the following pieces (Note: Reviews of any type are not required to adhere to the issue’s theme): Exhibition reviews (500 words) Exhibitions currently on display or very recently closed are especially sought. Book or exhibition catalogue reviews (500 words) Reviews of recently published books and catalogues are especially sought. Interviews (750 words) Preference may be given to those who can provide audio or video recordings of the interview. Field reports/Research spotlights (500 words) This is an opportunity for students conducting research to share their findings and experiences in a more casual format than a formal paper. All submissions and proposals are due February 15. Please direct all materials to sequitur@bu.edu. Text must be in the form of a Word document, and images should be sent as jpeg files. Please provide a recent CV. Please include “Sequitur Spring 2017” and type of submission/proposal in the subject line, and your name, institution and program, year in program, and contact information in the body of the email. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their submission or proposal no later than February 20 for May 1 publication. Please note that authors are responsible for obtaining all image copyright releases prior to publication. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SEQUITUR editors at sequitur@bu.edu. We look forward to receiving your proposals. Sincerely, The SEQUITUR Editorial Team Erin, Jordan, Sasha, Joseph & Lydia SEQUITUR. we follow art
  • Design + Heritage Symposium

    Philadelphia | Dates: 16 – 18 Mar, 2017
    Design + Heritage Symposium School of Design, University of Pennsylvania Co-sponsored by the PennDesign Graduate Program in Historic Preservation Program and the James Marston Fitch Foundation. Join some of the leading designers, scholars, educators and stewards of heritage in the U.S. to explore innovative strategies for thoughtful, creative design in historic contexts. For full details and to register go to the website.
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