Recent Opportunities

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  • CFP: 6th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2018)

    Singapore | Dates: 04 Oct – 27 Nov, 2017
    6th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2018)

    14-15 May 2018
    Singapore

    ACE 2017 provided a forum and opportunity for delegates from 70 individual universities and 30 countries to share their research findings, practice and educational initiatives with an international audience. You may visit the following link for accepted and published papers from previous ACE conferences http://ace-conference.org/PriorYearsPaper.html.

    The full paper submission deadline is on 27th November 2017. Hope that provides adequate time for you to complete the paper submission. If you need additional time, please email us at secretariat@ace-conference.org we may be able to extend additional time on a case by case basis. We hope you can be part of ACE 2018.
  • “How Designers Think": Dumbarton Oaks/Mellon Urban Landscape Studies Colloquium

    Washington | Dates: 03 Nov, 2017

    In the past generation, humanity has crossed a number of significant thresholds: over half the world’s population now lives in cities, a percentage that is sure to grow, and we are living in an age characterized by significant and potentially irreversible anthropogenic climate and ecological transformations. Designers now in the middle of their careers are the first generation to have come of age with the challenge of imagining landscapes that might achieve long-term sustainability, resilience, and adaptability in the face of warming temperatures, rising oceans, and changing weather patterns. We will assemble a group of six to eight midcareer landscape designers to present how they think about a range of topics from urbanization and globalization to cultural and biological diversity, ecosystem services, and environmental justice in the city, in an effort to explore the conceptual contours of contemporary practice.

    The colloquium is part of our program in Urban Landscape Studies, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through their initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, which is intended to foster the joint contributions that the humanities and the design and planning disciplines may make to understanding the processes and effects of burgeoning urbanization. At Dumbarton Oaks, the program brings landscape architects and historians together to explore how urban environments got to be the way they are and how best to manage them today. The colloquium provides the opportunity for our scholarly community to hear from a range of contemporary designers who are active in imagining better futures for our cities, and for the designers to engage with a historically informed audience.

    The goal for the colloquium overall, as well as within individual presentations, is to bridge design and the humanities: to suggest the ways that humanities research and practice can inform each other in service of better understandings of cities past and present.

    Speakers include Gina Ford (Sasaki, Boston) on flood management and coastal resilience; Aki Omi (Office MA, San Francisco) on working in a globalizing context, especially China; Sara Zewde (Gustafson, Guthrie, Nichol, Seattle) on community, race, and commemoration; Jose Castillo (Architecture 911, Mexico City), on the ways food and cooking transform cities; Michelle Delk (Snohetta, New York) on her firm’s interdisciplinary approach, using the Willamette River project as an example; Bas Smets (Brussels), on his explorations of the links between landscape design and film; Jennifer Bolstad and Walter Meyer (Local Office Landscape Architecture, New York) on historical ecology and urban resilience; and Antje Stokman (HafenCity Universität Hamburg ) on water infrastructure and community engagement in low-income communities, with a focus on Lima, Peru. 

  • Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon

    Buenos Aires | Dates: 09 – 20 Oct, 2017

    Exhibition
    Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires / La Usina del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina (07 October 2017 – 20 October 2017) 
    Centro Cultural de Patrimônio Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (14 March 2018 - 20 May 2018)

    This is not an exhibition exclusively about João Luís Carrilho da Graça or his work, nor is it even about his designs. Despite being anthological in nature, the exhibition is above all a manifestation of way of looking that Carrilho da Graça exemplified, something that has been present since the start of his career. This gaze is illustrated here using the city of Lisbon, with which he has worked for over 30 years.

    We would like to invite you to the inauguration of Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon next October 9th at 10 am at the International Biennale of Architecture of Buenos Aires (Usina del Arte, Agustín R. Caffarena 1).

    João Luís Carrilho da Graça will be giving a conference the following Wednesday 11th of October, at 19h15 at the auditorium of Usina del Arte .

    The exhibition will be opened until the 20th of October.

    For more information please check: 

    http://labienalarq.com

    https://divisare.com/projects/315594-joao-luis-carrilho-da-graca-carrilho-da-graca-lisbon

  • 2018 American Academy in Rome Prize

    Rome | Dates: 04 Oct – 01 Nov, 2017
    The American Academy in Rome invites project proposals for the 2018 Rome Prize Fellowship.

    Each year, the Academy awards the Rome Prize to thirty individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The winners are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary exchange. This unique opportunity includes housing, meals, a private work space, and a stipend of $28,000 for full-term Fellows and a $16,000 stipend for half-term Fellows. Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy's residential community, which also includes Affiliated Fellows, Residents, and Visiting Artists and Visiting Scholars. For more information, or to apply, please visit aarome.org/apply.

    The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 1. 2017. Applications will also be accepted between November 2-15, 2017 for an additional fee.

    The American Academy in Rome supports innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community. Founded in 1894, the Academy is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities.
  • Montreal's Geodesic Dreams

    Montreal | Dates: 04 Oct – 10 Dec, 2017
    2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the most famous geodesic dome in the world: the US Pavilion at Expo 67, designed by R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao. The exhibition Montreal’s Geodesic Dreams returns to the “geodesic moment,” revealing the much earlier role of the city in the development of this innovative structural system that captured the 20th-century architectural imagination. The core of the exhibition focuses on the pioneering work of the Montreal designer Jeffrey Lindsay (1924-84), founder and director of the Fuller Research Foundation Canadian Division. Working in Montreal between 1949 and 1956, Lindsay designed and built several domes, among them the 49’ “Weatherbreak” (1949-50), the first large self-supporting geodesic dome built according to Fuller’s concepts, and a 100’ exhibition pavilion commissioned by the Canadian government in 1956. The exhibition also explores the diffusion of the geodesic dome in Quebec in the 1960s, ranging from a polar bear enclosure at the Granby Zoo (Paul O. Trépanier and Victor Prus; 1962-63) to the dome of the US Pavilion at Expo 67, and in the 1970s, when the geodesic dome became an icon of counter-culture.
    The exhibition Montréal et le rêve géodésique / Montreal's Geodesic Dreams runs from 21 September - 10 December 2017 at the Centre de design de l'UQAM. Address: 1440 rue Sanguinet, Montréal, QC. Metro Berri-UQAM. Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12-6. Free admission.
  • Carlo Marchionni and the Art of Conversation: Architectural Drawing and Social Space in Eighteenth-Century Rome

    New York | Dates: 03 – 03 Nov, 2017
    Lecture
    1pm
    Cooper Hewitt Museum
    Smithsonian Institution Senior Fellow
  • History of CEPCO Mid-Century Luminous Ceilings

    Dates: 28 Sep – 31 Dec, 2017
    Our company traces its history to the CEPCO luminous suspended ceilings patented in US in 1950s. As our firm approaches its 50th anniversary under current ownership, we want to document our legacy, including:
    - Locating published or archival images of CEPCO products and installations.
    - Document role played by CEPCO in developing suspended ceiling and luminous ceiling concepts.
    - Write history of CEPCO for publication.

    Submit qualifications and requested compensation.
  • African Humanities Program

    Dates: 28 Sep – 02 Nov, 2017
    These will be the last competitions of the ten-year program supported by Carnegie Corporation. Apply now!

    The African Humanities Program (AHP) seeks to reinvigorate the humanities in Africa through fellowship competitions and related activities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. In partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which has generously provided funding, AHP offers African scholars an integrated set of opportunities to develop individual capacities and to promote formation of scholarly networks. The African Humanities Program supports the Carnegie Corporation’s efforts to develop and retain African academics at universities in Africa.

    Goals of the African Humanities Program

    • to encourage and enable the production of new knowledge and new directions for research
    • to strengthen the capacity of early career researchers and faculty at African universities
    • to build the field of humanities by establishing networks for scholarly communication across Africa and with Africanists worldwide.

    Fellowship stipends allow recipients an academic year free from teaching and other duties for completion of the PhD dissertation, for revising the dissertation for publication, or for the first major research project after the PhD. Fellows are also eligible for additional benefits such as residential stays for writing, manuscript development workshops, and publication support.

    Each Fellow may request a residential stay at an African institute for advanced study. Residencies have proved to be extremely popular and productive, granting Fellows time and space to concentrate on writing. Because residencies must be taken at an institute outside the home country, they foster international communication. Currently AHP Fellows may take residencies at six institutes from South Africa to Senegal, Ghana to Tanzania.

    Fellows are invited to submit their manuscripts to the AHP Publications series. The rigorous development and peer-review process of AHP Publications is overseen by the Series Editors, Fred Hendricks, Rhodes University, South Africa and Adigun Agbaje, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

    Fellows may apply to attend a Manuscript-Development Workshop to discuss their manuscripts with AHP mentors and other Fellows in a weeklong, intensive retreat. Many authors use these discussions to guide their final revisions before submitting manuscripts for publication.

    AHP also partners with the African Studies Association every year to bring selected AHP Fellows to the ASA Annual Meeting as ASA Presidential Fellows.

    News and views of the AHP community are shared on a Facebook page.

    For further details on eligibility, submission of applications, and selection criteria, see 2017-18 Competition Announcement(PDF).Instructions and Application material are available on this page under the 'Fellowship Program Links' heading on the sidebar.

  • Book Talk: "Architects' Gravesites" with Henry Kuehn

    Chicago | Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2017

    Join author Henry Kuehn for a tour through images and anecdotes from his new book, Architects’ Gravesites: A Serendipitous Guide (2017, The MIT Press), a guide to the final resting places of famous architects from Alvar Aalto to Frank Lloyd Wright. All working architects leave behind a string of monuments to themselves in the form of buildings they have designed. But what about the final spaces that architects themselves will occupy? Are architects’ gravesites more monumental—more architectural—than others? This unique book is an illustrated guide to more than 200 gravesites of famous architects, almost all of them in the United States. Led by our intrepid author, we find that most graves of architects are not monumental but rather modest, that many architects did not design their final resting places, and that a surprising number had their ashes scattered. Henry will share his discovery of these facts and more with us.

    Copies will be available for sale and signing after the talk.

    Speaker: Henry H. Kuehn, a leading executive in the medical industry before his retirement, has a longstanding interest and involvement in architecture, working with the Society of Architectural Historians and the Chicago Architecture Foundation of which he is a Life Trustee.

     

  • John Vinci: Life and Landmarks

    Chicago | Dates: 19 – 19 Oct, 2017

    Please join IIT College of Architecture and the Mies van der Rohe Society as we honor John Vinci, FAIA (ARCH '60) and celebrate the new book by Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren, John Vinci: Life and Landmarks.

    Remarks by author Robert Sharoff, photographer William Zbaren, John Vinci, and others.

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  • Inside a Parish Church: Art & Religion in 18th-Century Paris

    Paris | Dates: 24 – 24 Oct, 2017

    Talk by

    Dr. Hannah Williams
    Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow
    Queen Mary University of London

    Religion has become the blindspot of eighteenth-century art history. From Watteau’s fêtes galantes, to Boucher’s rococo nudes, or David’s neoclassical political dramas, the canonical images defining our discipline’s chapters on the late ancien régime are resolutely secular. But the period itself was not. In eighteenth-century Paris, religion was everywhere and so was religious art. This paper is a response to this art-historical conundrum of why eighteenth-century religious art, so important in its time, has since been so consistently overlooked. Drawn from a larger book project exploring the art and material culture of Paris’s parish churches, this paper focuses on a single parish – Saint-Merry – to discover the story behind its eighteenth-century embellishments. From the reasons that prompted new commissions, to the people involved in its productions, and the inventive ways of paying for it, this study looks at the role that artists played in the development of Paris’s churches, but also the role that religion played in the lives of the city’s artists.

  • The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces

    Cambridge | Dates: 13 – 14 Oct, 2017

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street 
    Cambridge MA

    This symposium explores the spaces of artistic, artisanal, and intellectual production. From the artist’s studio to the alchemist’s lab, the stateroom to the secret chamber, the brick-and-mortar hall to the winding corridors of cyberspace, rooms and their contents have long influenced history and transformed their inhabitants. Held in conjunction with the special exhibition The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820 (May 19–December 31, 2017), this symposium brings together artists, architects, and historians to consider the spaces where objects and ideas are generated.

    Keynote Lecture (October 13)
    6–7:30pm
    Making Room: Cartography, Collecting, and the Construction of Empire
    Louis Nelson, Professor of Architectural History and the Associate Dean, School of Architecture, University of Virginia

    Presentations (October 14)
    Each group of presentations will be followed by a discussion.

    10am
    Rooms for Looking: Parlor/Museum/Studio

    “‘No One Could Prevent Us Making Good Use of Our Eyes’: Enslaved Spectators and Southern Plantation Spaces”
    Jennifer Van Horn, Assistant Professor of Art History and History, University of Delaware

    “The Room of Broken Bodies: Civil War Wounds, the Army Medical Museum, and Perceiving Re-Unification”
    Julia B. Rosenbaum, Associate Professor and Chair, Art History, Bard College and Director of Research and Publications, The Olana Partnership, Olana State Historic Site

    “The Symposium on Habitability: Robert Irwin, NASA, and the Case of the Artist as a Meta-Scholar”
    Boris Oicherman, Cindy and Jay Ihlenfeld Curator for Creative Collaborations, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota

    11:30am
    Rooms for Making: Library/Laboratory/Model

    “‘A Scene in a Library’: Inventing and Destroying Enlightenment Photography at Soho House”
    Matthew Hunter, Associate Professor, Department of Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University

    “Connected Interiors: Learning Architecture and Observation in Meiji Japan”
    Matthew Mullane, Ph.D. candidate, School of Architecture, Princeton University

    “Interior as Microcosm: The Production of Epistemologies, Ethics, and Identities at Biosphere 2, 1991–1994”
    Meredith Sattler, Assistant Professor of Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

    2pm
    Virtual Rooms: Theater/Period Room/Cockpit

    “A Machine of Visibility: Paul Nelson’s Surgical Theater at the Cité Hospitalière de Lille”
    Nicholas Robbins, Ph.D. candidate, Department of the History of Art, Yale University

    “Visiting Mrs. M.—’s Cabinet: Period Room as Pedagogy”
    Sarah Anne Carter, Curator and Director of Research, The Chipstone Foundation

    “Bedroom Aviators—Flight Simulation and the Domestic Realm”
    Chad Randl, Visiting Lecturer in Architecture, Cornell University

    3:45pm
    “Follies and Wonder Rooms”
    Mark Dion, conceptual artist, with an introduction by Ruth Erickson, Mannion Family Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

    All symposium events will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 9:30 am.

    The symposium is presented as part of HUBweek 2017 (October 10–15). The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Please register here.

    This project is supported in part by major grants from the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Henry Luce Foundation.

    The exhibition and catalogue were also supported in part by the following endowed funds: the Bolton Fund for American Art, Gift of the Payne Fund; the Henry Luce Foundation Fund for the American Art Department; the William Amory Fund; and the Andrew W. Mellon Publication Funds, including the Henry P. McIlhenny Fund.

  • Foundation for Landscape Studies 2018 Book Prizes

    Dates: 28 Sep – 01 Dec, 2017

    The Foundation for Landscape Studies invites you to submit publications from your press for this year’s John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize and David R. Coffin Publication Grant. Please see the list of previous winners of these prizes on the website.

    The John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize is awarded to books published in the last three years that have made a significant contribution to the study and understanding of garden history and landscape design.  The David R. Coffin Publication Grant supports the research and publication of a book in the field of landscape studies. 

    Award recipients will be selected by a jury composed of members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Detailed descriptions of the eligibility requirements and the application procedures for each award can be found on the website. The application deadline for both awards is December 1, 2017

    We welcome nominations for the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize and the David R. Coffin Publication Grant from both publishers and authors.

    Please submit all inquiries to:

    Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, President
    Foundation for Landscape Studies
    7 West 81st Street
    New York, NY 10024
    elizabethbarlowrogers@gmail.com

  • BWAF Pioneers Series Film Screening and Lecture at the 2017 Industry Leaders Roundtable

    Chicago | Dates: 23 Oct, 2017

    Come to the second-ever BWAF Pioneers Series film screening and lecture at the 2017 Roundtable in Chicago!

    The Film: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, written and directed by Beverly Willis, FAIA

    The Lecture: Marion Mahony Re-considered by Dr. David T Van Zanten

    When: Monday, October 23, 6:30-8 PM
    Where: Perkins + Will, Wrigley Building, 400-410 Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL   

    Sign up NOW!
  • 2017 Wright Society Virtual Summit

    Dates: 20 – 22 Oct, 2017

    Free Registration Now Open For 2017 Wright Society Virtual Summit

    Today is the day! Free registration has opened and your fellow Wright enthusiasts are signing up already. Here's a quick look at this year's line up...

    THE 2017 SUMMIT OFFICIALLY BEGINS OCTOBER 20, 2017

    SESSION 1: Kathryn Smith, Wright on Exhibit - Kathryn Smith, historian and author, reveals enlightening research into Wright's exhibits and how they spread his architectural ideas.

    SESSION 2: Roland Riesley, Life in Usonia - Original Wright homeowner Roland Riesley shares his earliest memories of joining the Usonian cooperative in Pleasantville, New York.

    SESSION 3: Sarah (Muirhead) and Mike Petersdorf, Restoring the Muirhead Farmhouse - The story of three generations of family members living in Wright's​ Usonian Muirhead Farmhouse.

    SESSION 4: Rob Barros, John H. Howe: The Poet in Stone - Rob Barros, documentary filmmaker and producer, discusses Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice John (Jack) Howe.

    SESSION 5: William Blair Scott, Jr., William Wesley Peters: Taliesin's First Fellow - Architectural historian William Blair Scott, Jr. shares insights into Wright apprentice William Wesley Peters.

    Get all the 2017 Wright Society Virtual Summit details here.

    You can even view the FAQ section if you've not previously experienced or heard about our annual virtual event. We think you'll be interested in attending for free—so be sure to sign-up!

  • Vital Constitutions: The Appearance of "Health" in History

    Houston | Dates: 14 – 14 Oct, 2017
    Free and open to the public.

    The Department of Art History at Rice University is pleased to announce its inaugural Graduate Conference, Vital Constitutions: The Appearance of "Health" in History, at the Moody Center for the Arts on the Rice campus, Saturday, October 14, 2017.

    Vital Constitutions: The Appearance of "Health" in History
    Conceptions of health and the healthfulness of bodies, societies, and environments, are sprawling. Vital Constitutions aims to facilitate an open and interdisciplinary dialogue about representations and realities of care and condemnation across time and geography as related to imaging in art, art history, and visual culture; architecture, anthropology, and beyond. A group of nine emerging scholars and artists will share their research and practices during three panels: "Biology, Politics, and Mutation," "Building, Memory, and the Forsaken," and, "Ritual, Remedy, and Form." We encourage the public to not only attend the presentations but also participate in a town hall style discussion that will conclude Saturday's programming. This portion of the conference will be led by invited panelists Dr. Suzannah Biernoff, Erika Blumenfeld, and Dr. Jairo Moreno—whose research engages subjects such as mixed-ability communities, the Anthropocene, and music history, respectively—who will speak on their work, respond to the panels, and encourage conversation.

    Planning Vital Constitutions included attention to its own role as an academic conference. We hope that the line-up and format help expand ideas of such gatherings. In addition to the presentations, ample coffee breaks will offer audience members and participants a chance to visit key parts of the conference: an exhibition of visual art and a temporary non-circulating library located in the Moody Center Lantern Room. This complementary space will, we hope, offer 'food for thought.' The Moody Center, a site straddling the border of the campus and the city, is an apt metaphor for our goal to engage Houston at large and layer perspectives.

    Further details and updates to the conference schedule can also be found at both vitalconstitutions.com and our Rice University blog at vitalconstitutions.blogs.rice.edu/. The Moody is wheelchair accessible.
  • 2018 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

    Dates: 23 Sep – 17 Nov, 2017
    The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2018 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

    The deadline for applications is November 17, 2017.

    The Award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the 46th Annual ARLIS Conference in New York City, NY, in February 2018.

    Who May Apply

    This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.

    For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: https://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/68-internship-award

    ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award Sub-Committee:

    Jasmine Burns (Chair)
    Mario Ascencio
    Elizabeth Ernst
    Anna Helgeson
    Suzanne Rackover
  • Inessential Colors: A History of Color in Architectural Drawings, 16th–19th Centuries

    New York | Dates: 03 – 03 Oct, 2017
    Architectural historians have focused on the history of drawing primarily as a project design tool. By applying the methods of art history, this talk traces color as a key player in the long history of rivalry and exchange between European traditions in architectural drawing and practice. While Italian Renaissance drawings were largely monochrome and developed their conventions under pressure from engravers, seventeenth-century European drawings are characterized by a contrast between a colorful German and Dutch world—developed around architect-painters’ designs that influenced French and Spanish draughtsmanship—and a still largely monochrome tradition in Italy and England. At the end of Louis XIV’s reign, French architects adopted color conventions taken from engineers, largely for informational purposes. In the middle of the eighteenth century, however, a color revolution took place, one in which a new generation of architects who were working alongside painters developed a wide chromatic range that was no longer limited to informing the worker but to persuading academic juries and gaining commissions. This eighteenth-century French employment of color laid the foundation for Beaux-Arts architectural drawings in the first half of the nineteenth century, at a moment when English architectural drawings also adopted color in response to the English watercolor movement.
  • From Building to Continent: How Architecture makes Territories

    Canterbury | Dates: 28 – 29 Jun, 2018
    Bi-Annual Conference, Centre for European Architecture, Kent School of Architecture (UK)

    From Building to Continent: How Architecture makes Territories

    Cultural landscape refers to landscapes shaped by humans through habitation, cultivation, exploitation and stewardship, and has influenced thinking in other fields, such as architecture. Generally, architecture has been subsumed within cultural landscape itself as a comprehensive spatial continuum. Yet standard architectural histories often analyse buildings as isolated objects, sometimes within the immediate context, but typically with minimal acknowledgement of wider spatial ramifications. However, buildings may become spatial generators, not only in the immediate vicinity, but also at larger geographic scales. ‘Buildings’ in this case include architectural works in the traditional sense, as well as roads, bridges, dams, industrial works, military installations, etc. Such structures have been grouped collectively to represent territories at varying scales.
    In the context of this conference, the term ‘territories’ is appealed to rather than ‘landscape’, for the latter is associated with a given area of the earth’s surface, often aestheticized as a type of giant artefact. Territories by contrast are more abstract, and may even overlap. Discussions in this conference may consider varying territorial scale relationships, beginning with the building, moving to the regional, and even to the global. For example, at the level of architectural detailing, buildings may represent large-scale territories, or obscure others, themselves acting as media conveying messages. How tectonic-geographic relationships are represented may also be considered. Various media, primarily maps but also film and digital technologies have created mental images of territories established by buildings, and are all relevant to these discussions. Geopolitical analysis may provide another means towards understanding how architecture makes territories. Governments are often the primary agents, but not always, for religious and special interest groups have played central roles. Mass tourism and heritage management at national and international levels have reinforced, or contradicted, official government messages. Organisations dedicated to international building heritage, such as UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) also are implicated in such processes.
    Paper proposals may cover anytime period, continuing into the present. Relevant proposals from all disciplines are welcomed.

    Logistics

    Conference organisers: Dr. David H. Haney, and Dr. Luciano Cardellichio.

    Conference webpage address: https://research.kent.ac.uk/frombuildingtocontinent/

    Paper abstracts: 150-200 words in length.
    Paper abstract submission due date: 15th of January, 2018.
    Paper selection announcement date: 31st of March, 2018.
    Please send paper abstracts as a Word doc (without images): frombuildingtocontinent@kent.ac.uk

    Conference dates: 28th and 29th of June, 2018
    Location: Canterbury, Kent, UK
    Venue: The Cathedral Lodge: https://www.canterburycathedrallodge.org/meeting-and-conference-facilities-in-canterbury/
    Daily Schedule: to be published
    Conference Fee: £140 per person. Includes coffee/tea and refreshments, and buffet lunches on both days.
    To pay the registration fee online, please click here: http://store.kent.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-humanities/school-of-architecture/events/conference-from-building-to-continent-how-architecture-makes-territories

    A conference publication containing selected essays is planned.

    Keynote Speaker Lectures:

    Professor Lucia Allais, Princeton University (US): ‘Maps of monuments and scales of design: Strategic bombing and the postwar international order’.
    Professor Mark Bassin, Södertörn University (Stockholm): ‘Nature as State: Geopolitics and Landscape Monuments’.
    Professor Kenny Cupers, University of Basel: ‘The Earth that Modernism Built’.
    Professor Tullia Iori, The University of Rome Tor Vergata: ‘Engineering the Italian Landscape: the Autostrada del Sole as Territorial Construct for a New Post-War National Identity’.
  • Plywood: Material of the Modern World

    London | Dates: 21 Sep – 12 Nov, 2017
    Featuring groundbreaking pieces by Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer and Charles and Ray Eames, alongside an incredible range of objects from planes to skateboards, this exhibition tells the story of how this often-overlooked material made the modern world.
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