Recent Opportunities

  • 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:
  • 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 For more information:
  • 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.

    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:

    Please submit a 300-word abstract and 100-word biography to 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: 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.
  • Landmarks Experience: Century of Progress

    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore | Dates: 16 Oct, 2016
    On Oct. 16, Indiana Landmarks provides the answer at Landmarks Experience: Century of Progress, a morning of interesting talks followed by lunch and tours of the five homes that made their way from the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago across Lake Michigan to the Indiana Dunes.

    The day begins with talks at Portage Lakefront Pavilion in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore about Chicago’s 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair, the fair exhibit houses that migrated to the Indiana Dunes, and the preservation project that has saved the buildings. 

    You’ll hear about plans for the House of Tomorrow, the most influential of the houses at the fair and the only one of the five not yet restored.  You’ll also hear from the National Trust about its work to restore and preserve Modernist houses, including Philip Johnson’s Glass House and the Mies Van der Rohe-designed Farnsworth house in nearby Plano, IL.

    After lunch at the Pavilion, you’ll tour all five of the houses in the Century of Progress historic district in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, seeing areas not open during the annual public tour, including the observation decks at the Florida Tropical House, Armco Ferro House and Rostone House. Four of the houses have been restored by private leaseholders. At the House of Tomorrow, three floors will be open to view the “before” conditions. Indiana Landmarks will start the restoration in 2017.

    Landmarks Experience: Century of Progress runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $50 per Indiana Landmarks member; $65 for the general public. The cost includes lunch, lectures and tours and shuttle transportation. Register by October 6 at or call Indiana Landmarks at 317-639-4534.
  • CFP: Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference (Madison, 31 May-3 Jun 17)

    Dates: 01 Sep – 02 Dec, 2016
    The EDRA48Madison Conference Committee invites you to submit your work and participate in the 2017 conference. As you plan for submission, please read the full Call for Proposals.

    EDRA48Madison invites you to share your findings, best practices and ideas around the meeting theme of "Voices of Place: Empower, Engage, Energize." A list of suggested themes are as follows:

    • Voices across Generations 
    • Voices from the Margins 
    • Voices of Culture and Globalization 
    • Voices from the Earth 
    • Voices from the Past 
    • Voices from the Future 
    • Making Voices Heard 
    • Other Voices (open ended)–Do you have research or a project to share, but it doesn't seem to fit into the theme of a specific track? This track is for you. 

    Learning objectives and participant biographies are a required component of the submission process so that EDRA can request continuing education credits from the AIA CES, EDAC, IDCEC, LA CES, and PAPA CM.

    Individuals can only participate in a maximum of three submissions total across ALL submission types. Any submissions of authors/presenters over the allowable maximum number will be disqualified.

    All accepted presenters must be registered to attend the conference by the presenter deadline dates listed in the Call for Proposals to confirm their participation and to be included in the program.

    Monday, August 1, 2016 Submission site opens:
    Friday, September 23, 2016 Submission Deadline for Pre-Conference Intensives, Individual or Group Presentations, and Mobile Session
    Friday, December 2, 2016 Submission Deadline for Display Posters and EDRA Shorts
    Monday, December 19, 2016 Acceptance notification for Pre-Conference Intensives, Individual or Group Presentations, and Mobile Sessions
    Monday, January 16, 2017 Authors/Presenters' Deadline to accept presentation, register for the conference, and send any edits of proposed Pre-Conference Intensives, Individual or Group Presentations, and Mobile Sessions
    Monday, January 16, 2017 EDRA48Madison Early Bird Registration opens
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Acceptance notification for Display Posters and EDRA Shorts
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Authors/Presenters' Deadline to accept, register for the conference, and send any edits for Display Posters and EDRA Shorts
    May 31-June 3, 2017 EDRA48Madison at the Monoma Terrace in Madison, WI
  • Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas

    Bronx | Dates: 01 – 11 Sep, 2016
    Experience the horticultural inspiration behind American Impressionism.

    American Impressionism, a prominent artistic style that flourished at the turn of the 20th century, comes to life in a captivating Garden-wide exhibition. In the Conservatory, stroll through an American Impressionist garden, a stunning interpretation by Francisca Coelho, NYBG's renowned curator and designer, of the alluring gardens that influenced iconic artists such as Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent. In the Art Gallery, view a beautiful complementary display of more than 20 paintings and sculptures by these famed artists and their contemporaries that capture the colors, shadows, and ephemeral quality of light they observed in the natural world and infused in their distinctive imagery; the collection has been assembled by Guest Curator Linda S. Ferber, Ph.D., Director Emerita and Senior Art Historian of the New-York Historical Society.
  • Colloquium: Shifts in the 19th-Century American Cultural Landscape

    Bronx | Dates: 09 Sep, 2016
    Friday, September 9, 2016
    Humanities Institute Luesther T. Mertz Library; 2–4 p.m.

    In conjunction with the exhibition Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas, this afternoon’s discussion will highlight the cultural-philosophic forces and changing perceptions of nature that impacted American landscapes, garden design, and horticulture during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Three experts in American history, art, and horticulture will guide the audience through these rapidly shifting realities and thoughts, as expressed in actual and painted American landscapes, from grandiose wildernesses to suburban scenes and more intimate garden settings. Following the program, participants will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition in the Mertz Library Art Gallery and the Conservatory.
  • New Aging with Matthias Hollwich and Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko

    Dates: 15 Sep, 2016

    Thursday September 15, 2016. Event starts at 6:00 pm.
    $10 RSVP HERE

    Architect Matthias Hollwich, co-founder and principal of Hollwich Kushner, and Wojtek Jan Chodzko-Zajko, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will lecture on Thursday, September 15, as part of MAS Context’s 2016 Fall Talks series. The lecture is organized in collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians and will take place at the International Museum of Surgical Science (1524 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60610).

    New Aging

    This event will explore the topic of aging with presentations and a conversation between Matthias Hollwich, author of the book New Aging, and Wojtek Jan Chodzko-Zajko whose primary research interests are in the area of aging and health. For the past twenty-five years, Chodzko-Zajko has focused on the effect of exercise and physical activity on health and quality of life in old age.

    In New Aging, Matthias Hollwich outlines smart, simple ideas to help us experience aging as a gift that we receive with life. New Aging invites us to take everything we associate with aging—the loss of freedom and vitality, the cold and sterile nursing homes, the boredom—and throw it out the window. As an architect, Hollwich is devoted to finding ways in which we can shape our living spaces and communities to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives. He began his research into aging as part of a collaboration between HWKN, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau. Now he has distilled his research into a collection of simple, visionary principles that will inspire us to think creatively about how we can change our habits and environments to suit our evolving needs as we age. The book New Aging has been designed by Bruce Mau Design and published by Penguin Random House. You can find more information about the book at

    Copies of the latest issues of MAS Context will be available for purchase.

    MAS Context is supported by a grant by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and by private donations. For information about how to support MAS Context, please visit:

    Matthias Hollwich is the co-founding principal of progressive New York architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Architizer, the largest platform for architecture online. Having previously led design teams within internationally acclaimed firms such as Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Eisenman Architects, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Matthias has established himself at the forefront of a new generation of ground-and rule-breaking international architects. Combining his understanding of how architecture and cities can perform better with his research as a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Matthias has developed a new line of thinking about how to make aging an empowering process. He has since shared this message at events for TEDx, PICNIC, the World Health Organization, and the New Aging conference at University of Pennsylvania. | @HWKN_arch | @hollwich

    Wojtek Jan Chodzko-Zajko, Ph.D. earned a bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of London and a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, also in Exercise Science. Chodzko-Zajko’s primary research interests are in the area of aging and health. For the past twenty-five years he has focused on the effect of exercise and physical activity on health and quality of life in old age. Chodzko-Zajko is the Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor in Applied Health Sciences and Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Lecture by Christopher Marcinkoski

    Chicago | Dates: 25 Oct, 2016
    El Cañaveral development at the eastern periphery of Madrid looking towards the southwest. Europe’s largest informal settlement, La Cañada Real Galiana can be seen in the foreground. © Photo courtesy of the author

    Tuesday October 25, 2016. Lecture starts at 6:00 pm.
    $10 RSVP HERE

    Architect Christopher Marcinkoski will lecture on Tuesday, October 25, as part of MAS Context’s 2016 Fall Talks series. The lecture is organized in collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians and will take place at the historic Charnley Persky-House (1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL 60610).

    Speculative Urbanization and The City That Never Was

    This lecture will explore the phenomenon of speculative urbanization, and the implications of its recent proliferation on the urban design disciplines. The lecture will draw from Mr. Marcinkoski’s recently published book, The City That Never Was (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016), as well as his current research Africa 2040: An Atlas of Speculative Urbanization. The recently published book positions speculative building within a longer arc, arguing that it is a recurrent phenomenon seen throughout history, yet one rarely acknowledged or engaged by urban design, architectural or planning theory. The book explores the radical urbanization activities seen in Spain between 1998 and 2008 as the basis for exploring the motivations of the phenomenon, as well as the complicity of the urban design professions in producing the severe consequences—environmental, social, political—that often accompany these activities. Mr. Marcinkoski’s current research follows on this trajectory by exploring the boom in speculative urbanization activities across the African continent over the last decade. Despite the urgent demand for urbanistic upgrades throughout much of the continent, the myriad proposals for new towns and vanity infrastructures that characterize the urbanization activities currently being pursued in this context are rarely oriented toward those populations actually in need. Rather, exogenous models of “proven” urban growth strategies are being imported into wholly incongruous contexts with little regard for the realities of their destination. Mr. Marcinkoski’s lecture will offer a critical look at what happens when urbanization activities become wildly out of sync with economic and demographic realities.

    Copies of the latest issues of MAS Context will be available for purchase.

    MAS Context is supported by a grant by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and by private donations. For information about how to support MAS Context, please visit:

    Christopher Marcinkoski is an associate professor of landscape architecture and urban design at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The City That Never Was (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016). He is a licensed architect and director of PORT, a leading edge urban design and public realm consultancy with offices in Philadelphia and Chicago. In 2015, he was awarded the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. | @porturbanism
  • Call for Expressions of Interest in 2017 PhD Scholarship at QUT Urban Informatics Research Lab

    Brisbane | Dates: 30 Aug – 30 Sep, 2016
    The Urban Informatics Research Lab @ QUT Design Lab is calling for expressions of interest from prospective PhD students to apply for candidature and/or scholarship. QUT's annual scholarship round closes on 30 September 2016, for entry at the start of 2017.

    We are an internationally recognised research and development lab. As a key part of the QUT Design Lab, our vision is to go beyond disciplinary boundaries to generate and harness actionable knowledge focusing on urban contexts. As such, our team consists of researchers and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds across people, places, technologies: humanities and social sciences; design, planning, and architecture; human-computer interaction, information technology and computer science. We are always keen to connect with individuals and organisations who share the passion for transdisciplinary research and development to together create better urban futures. For more information, see

    QUT offers a limited number of scholarships to research students of exceptional research potential. To be eligible, you need to have a minimum first-class honours (H1) or equivalent and be undertaking a PhD, masters by research, or professional doctorate project that is closely aligned with our current key research areas. For more information about the current scholarship offerings at QUT, see 

    In the Urban Informatics Lab, we are looking for curious and passionate people with excellent track records in academic research.

    - Co-creative urban futures
    - Civic participation & hacking
    - Social entrepreneurship & urban change
    - Self care & mutual aid
    - Community engagement & placemaking
    - Enabling smart cities & smart citizens
    - Participatory urban data
    - Media architecture
    - Playful cities
    - [One blank slot: Do you have a radical idea you'd like to propose? Insert here]

    Please note that more broadly, the QUT Design Lab has five priority research areas:
    - Social Entrepreneurship
    - Design, Health, and Wellbeing
    - Design & Community
    - Design and Sustainability
    - Design, Culture, and Environment

    - Check if you are eligible and other requirements for application: 

    - Email Dr. Jaz Hee-jeong Choi (h.choi[at], Director of the Urban
    --- Informatics Lab with the following:
    --- Your cv
    --- A brief outline of your proposed project in the format outlined here:

    - We will then review your submission and contact with you to further discuss the next steps.
  • 2017 Japan Study Grants at the National Library of Australia

    Canberra | Dates: 30 Aug – 30 Sep, 2016
    Applications for 2017 Japan Study Grants opened on 1 July and close 30 September 2016

    The National Library offers annual Japan Study Grants supported by the Harold S. Williams Trust Fund. The Grants were established to support scholars and researchers resident in Australia whose work would benefit from access to the rich Japanese language and Japan-related collections of the National Library. Grants are offered for periods of up to four weeks.

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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