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  • Call for Nominations: CHASS 2017 Australia Prizes

    Dates: 25 May – 30 Jun, 2017
    Call for Nominations: CHASS 2017 Australia Prizes
    Deadline: 30 June 2017

    The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) invites nominations for their 2017 Australia Prizes.

    The annual CHASS Australia Prizes are a great opportunity for the sector to showcase the excellent work being done in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) in Australia.

    Kindly note nominations are currently open for four categories:

     *   Book: non-fiction ? cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge >> 2017 CHASS Australia Book Prize<http://australia.icomos.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-CHASS-Australia-Book-Prize.pdf>
     *   Distinctive Work: an artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution to Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences policy ? cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge >> 2017 CHASS Australia Distinctive Work Prize<http://australia.icomos.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-CHASS-Australia-Distinctive-Work-Prize.pdf>
     *   Future Leader: an individual under 30 demonstrating leadership skills and potential in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences ? cash prize of $2,000 sponsored by Future Leaders >> 2017 CHASS Australia Future Leader Prize<http://australia.icomos.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-CHASS-Australia-Future-Leader-Prize.pdf>
     *   Student: an essay, project or performance in any Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences area ? $500 voucher sponsored by Co-Op >> 2017 CHASS Australia Student Prize<http://australia.icomos.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-CHASS-Australia-Student-Prize.pdf>

    Terms and conditions apply, please refer linked flyers above and the CHASS website<http://www.chass.org.au/2017-australia-prizes/> for more information. Download the 2017 CHASS Australia Prizes ? Nominations Open<http://australia.icomos.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-CHASS-Australia-Prizes-Nominations-Open.pdf> flyer.

    Nominations are open from anyone regardless of their years of training/study in the field, as long as the nominated work fits within the specified criteria.

    Please note there is no nomination fee for any category, and self-nominations are welcome. Applications can be made online via the CHASS website<http://www.chass.org.au/2017-australia-prizes/>.

    This year, the Australia Prizes will be awarded on 10 October in Melbourne. If you?re interested, there are photos from last year?s event on the CHASS Facebook page<https://www.facebook.com/CHASSAustralia> and more information about past winners is available at this link<http://www.chass.org.au/chass-media-releases/>.

    Kindly note nominations will close at 5pm, 30 June 2017 and we strongly encourage applicants to apply early.
  • Visual Resources Association's 36th Annual Conference, 3/27/2018 - 3/30/2018

    Philadelphia | Dates: 24 May – 28 Jul, 2017
    The Visual Resources Association’s 36th Annual Conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Tuesday, March 27th, through Friday, March 30, 2018, in the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The theme for the Philadelphia conference is VRA 2018: Workshop of the World. Please mark your calendars.

    Proposals for case studies, papers, sessions, special interest/user groups, and workshops are now being solicited for the 2018 program. All proposals are welcome.
    Click here to access the conference proposal form.
    • A session is a maximum 90-minute moderated session with 3 to 4 speakers at 15 to 20 minutes each followed by a facilitated brief question and answer period.
    • A workshop is a 2, 3, or 4-hour workshop to develop skills and experience in the field of visual resources, preferably with hands-on activities.
    • A paper is an individual idea submission, which will be reviewed for possible grouping into a session. Your ideas, whether they come to us alone or in a group, are equally valued in the Board's proposal and selection process.
    • A special interest/user group is a 60-minute to 90-minute informal facilitated group discussion on topics related to a specific community within VRA.
    • A case study is detailed information about an individual, small group, or project, generally including the accounts of subjects themselves. Moderators are encouraged to submit proposals. Individual case study proposals will be reviewed for possible groupings similar to the session format.
    The quality of conference content depends upon YOUR ideas and contributions, so let those creative juices flow. Perusing some of the past conference schedules will show you the range of topics presented in previous years and may inspire your proposal. Use suggested topics compiled from post-conference survey responses (see below) or your imagination to propose ideas which expand our outlook. If there is an area of concern or interest that you feel has not been adequately addressed, participate in this process by submitting a proposal. Moderators may put out calls for presenters within a proposed topic before or after the submission of a proposal. The VRA Executive Board will be looking for articulate and concise submissions with lists of presenters, but single submissions without presenter lists are encouraged as well.

    Suggested topics:
    Accessibility
    Changing roles and functions of Visual Resource Collections
    Coding (PHP, SQL, HTML5, etc.)
    Corporate Visual Resources careers
    DAM basics
    Data migration
    Digital collections platforms
    Digital Humanities theory
    Digital preservation
    Digital tools in the classrooms
    Engaging K-12
    Ethics in Visual Resources
    Excel tips and tricks
    Implementation case studies (Omeka, Shared Shelf, Luna)
    Information architecture
    Institutional repository management
    Library instruction
    Marketing
    Metadata and standards
    New technology
    Non-art related topics (archives and libraries)
    Non-Western art
    Publishing and scholarly communication
    Supervisory roles
    THATcamp/unConference

    Questions about the proposal process and the various presentation formats included in the VRA Conference program can be directed to me at jeesselstrom@wisc.edu.

    The proposal deadline is Friday, July 28th, 2017. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Jacob Esselstrom
    Vice President for Conference Program
    Visual Resources Association

    Curator, Visual Resources Collection
    Department of Art History
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    214 Elvehjem Building
    800 University Avenue
    Madison, WI 53706
    (608) 263-2288
    jeesselstrom@wisc.edu
  • Call for Nominations: 2018 CAA Awards for Distinction

    Dates: 23 May – 01 Sep, 2017
    CAA has begun accepting nominations for the 2018 Awards for Distinction, which will be announced at the 106th Annual Conference in Los Angeles between February 21–24, 2018. All nominations must be sent with the proper nomination form including the nominee’s contact information.
    Awards for Distinction are given to professionals in a number of art fields who have been nominated by others to receive recognition for their work. These include:
    Distinguished Teaching of Art Award
    Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award
    Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work
    Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement
    Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art
    Distinguished Feminist Award
    CAA/American Institute for Conservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation Award

    All nominations are due September 1, 2017.
    Nominations for Awards for Distinction require letters of support from the nominator that include the nominator’s identity, relationship to the nominee, how the nominee’s work has affected them, and why the nominee should be recognized for this particular award. It is recommended that nominators contact colleagues, students, and other professional contacts to write their own letters of nomination as well, bearing in mind that only five letters will be considered by the award jury.
    Nominations for Awards for Distinction also require a short CV (approximately two-pages) of the nominee. For Lifetime Achievement awards, a web link to a longer version of the CV can be included within the two-page CV. All materials should be sent to Katie Apsey, CAA manager of programs.
    For more information on these grants as well as CAA’s Awards for Distinction in Publication, please see the CAA website: http://www.collegeart.org/programs/awards/nominations
  • Call for Nominations: SACRPH Awards Competition 2017

    Cleveland | Dates: 22 May – 15 Aug, 2017

    The Society for American City & Regional Planning History (SACRPH), an interdisciplinary society of scholars and planning practitioners, announces its biennial awards competition. The awards will be presented at SACRPH’s 17th National Conference on Planning History, to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, October 26-29, 2017. For more information, see http://www.sacrph.org/awards.

    Deadline to apply for Publication Prizes and Teaching Award: August 1, 2017

    Deadline to apply for Conference Paper Prize and Student Travel Awards: August 15, 2017


    1. PUBLICATION PRIZES
    (For work published between August 2015 and July 2017)

    Lewis Mumford Prize ($250)
    Best book on American city and regional planning history. Please send or direct your publisher to send three copies to the following addresses:

    Robert Fishman (Chair)
    Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
    2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069

    Brent D. Ryan
    Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
    Room 10-485, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge MA 02139.

    Lily Geismer
    5180 High Crest Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA. 90041

    Catherine Bauer Wurster Prize ($250)
    Best scholarly article on American city and regional planning history in any journal. Please send a PDF of your published article to Matthew Lasner:  mlasner@hunter.cuny.edu.

    • Matthew Lasner, Hunter College, CUNY (Chair)
    • Anthony Raynsford, San Jose State University
    • Aaron Shkuda, Princeton University

    John Reps Prize ($250)
    Best master’s thesis and best doctoral dissertation in American city and regional planning history. Please submit one copy of your manuscript to each of the addresses below:

    Greg Hise (Chair)
    972 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Unit D 
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    David Sloane
    Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 313
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

    June Williamson
    39 Claremont Ave #103
    New York, NY 10027

    Journal of Planning History Prize ($100)
    Best article published in the Journal of Planning History. Authors do not need to submit copies. All articles published between August 2015 and May 2017 (inclusive) will be considered.

    • Eric Sandweiss, Indiana University (Chair)
    • Elizabeth Macdonald, University of California Berkeley
    • Renia Ehrenfreucht, University of New Mexico


    2. CONFERENCE PAPER PRIZE
    (for papers accepted for presentation at the 17th National Conference on Planning History, Cleveland, Ohio, October 26-29, 2017) 

    Student Paper Prize ($100)
    Best conference paper submitted by a full-time student. For consideration, students should send their paper as a PDF to Kristin Larsen: Klarsen@ufl.edu.

    • Kristin Larsen, University of Florida (Chair)
    • Mariana Mogilevich, Urban Omnibus, The Architectural League of New York
    • Brian Goldstein, Swarthmore College


    3. TEACHING AWARDS

    Lawrence Gerckens Prize ($250)
    Awarded to a scholar-teacher who has demonstrated sustained teaching excellence and educational leadership in the field of planning history. Teaching excellence refers to the nominees influence in the classroom. Educational leadership involves, among other things, curriculum development, colleague and student mentoring, and pedagogical publishing. 
    Letters of nomination should be sent electronically to Domenic Vitiello:
    vitiello@design.upenn.edu.
     
    • Domenic Vitiello, University of Pennsylvania (Chair)
    • Mary Ryan, Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University
    • Lawrence Vale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Richard Longstreth, George Washington University


    4. Student Travel Awards (up to $250 each)

    The Robert S. Birch Endowment supports the activities of students within SACRPH and helps fund travel to the conference for students whose proposals have been accepted by the program committee. Individual grants will not exceed $250. Students presenting papers should send an electronic copy to Sara Stevens: sstevens@sala.ubc.ca.

    • Sara Stevens, University of British Columbia (Chair)
    • David Smiley, Columbia University
    • Jennifer Hock, Maryland Institute College of Art

     

  • State Library of New South Wales Fellowships

    Sydney | Dates: 18 May – 17 Jul, 2017

    A range of research fellowships have been announced by the State Library of New South Wales to pursue both collections-based research and broader studies in the humanities. Details are available here: http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/about-library/fellowships

  • CFP: Money: Economies of Architecture (Ardeth Issue 03)

    Dates: 18 May – 21 Jul, 2017

    The discussion of architecture, with all the visibility of its objects, tends to downplay the invisible flows of money that sustains its production. It is as if the dependency on economic forces is too much to face up to; better then to celebrate the catalytic genius of the architectural hero and then the glorious outputs, and try to ignore everything else that goes on in between. In the spirit of Ardeth, however, this issue intends to probe the that in between space of the operations of architecture, examining the intersection of the projects of architecture with economies, and with it their associated social and political contexts and implications. This builds on recent work in the field, such as that by Peggy Deamer and The Architecture Lobby on work, and by Doug Spencer on architecture and neoliberalism. Both of these clearly show the submission of the theories and discipline of architecture to the forces of global capital. It is only through a better understanding of the the way that contemporary economics cut across architectural operations that one can learn to deal with these dominant forces in a resistive and transformational manner.

    This special issue of Ardeth invites contributors to discuss the economies of architecture, with the following as potential areas to explore:

    • The Economies of Work: following Deamer et al, how are the various modes of architectural work (in practice, in education, in competitions) overseen by economic systems, and what are the possibilities to escape the dominance of the norms?
    • The Economies of Theory: the so-called ‘post-critical’ turn in architectural theory and practice may be read as at best a pragmatic acceptance of, at worst a complicity with, the prevailing economic orthodoxy. What types of theory might best provide a new critical edge that opens up that orthodoxy to inspection and transformation in an architectural context?
    • The Economies of Stuff: architectural operations are at heart about the manipulation of stuff, and this stuff is generally treated as commodity. What are the possibilities for new forms of the supply chain, of the commons, of reuse and so on that reconsider the use of stuff beyond its exchange value.
    • The Economies of Value: architecture, at least the 1% version of its stars, is employed to increase the cultural capital, and hence economic value, of development. Essays that investigate this process are invited, as well as those that look at the way that architecture might intervene in alternative value systems such those of social and environmental capital.
    • The Economies of the Future: with the spectre of the collapse of capitalism haunting much current political debate, we need to start thinking about other economic models and their spatial implications. This section of the issue asks how such alternative models might inflect on architectural operations, from the nature of practice to new spatial and material figurations.
  • CFP: Southern Studies Conference

    Montgomery | Dates: 14 May – 16 Oct, 2017
    Southern Studies Conference, February 9-10, 2018
    Auburn University at Montgomery, AL
    Deadline for submissions: October 16, 2017
    Contact email: southernstudies@aum.edu

    Now in its tenth year, the Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) Southern Studies Conference invites proposals for pre-formed panels or individual papers on any topic pertaining to the history and culture of the American South from any time period, including presentations on art practice, American history, the history of science and medicine, the history of art, anthropology, history of music, foodways studies, theatre, literature, and sociology.

    In particular, the conference organizers invite proposals on any aspect of the history of art and architecture of the Southern United States. Topics might include:

    - Southern architecture: the plantation and/or back house, urban architecture and city/suburban planning, landscape design, the Rural Studio, Samuel Mockbee, church, camp, or meeting architecture, historic preservation, or the post-modern
    - Native American art, material culture, and manuscripts, or contemporary Native American art made of/in the American South
    - Southern folk, outsider, and self-taught art and artists, including Howard Finster, Mose Tolliver, and William Edmondson
    - Considerations of the status of categories of folk, self-taught, and outsider art in relation to Southern geography and art history
    - Southern sculpture of any tradition, including studies of makers, materials, monuments, or markers
    - Southern natural history and illustration, or studies of Mark Catesby, John James Audubon, or William Bartram and the South
    - Southern sculpture or painting, including studies of portraiture and its social functions, the southern landscape tradition, plantation views, still lifes or genre scenes, or considerations of style and regionalism, or modernism in the American South
    - Slavery and its legacies in Southern art, nostalgia for the “Old South,” or the Southern Gothic
    - Reflections, case studies, or papers on Southern museums, collections, museological practice, patronage, exhibitions, or curation in the American South
    - The Civil War and/or its legacies in American art of the South
    - The art and visual and material culture of the Civil Rights Movement in the South
    - Southern material and visual culture, including metalwork, decorative arts, textiles, furniture, prints, book illustration, or Southern illustrators, lithography firms, and printers
    - Southern photography (both by makers born or practicing in the South and images of the South), from early portrait studios to photography of the Civil War, from WPA photography to the color photography of William Eggleston and William Christenberry
    - African American art rooted in or created of the American South, including the fine arts, quilt making, grave decoration, metalwork, sculpture, ceramics, and basket weaving
    - Considerations of the place of “Southern Art” within the canon of American art history or papers that address pedagogy and teaching of the “Arts of the American South”
    - Southern media, including film, cinema, or video
    - Contemporary art in/of the American South

    Proposals should be emailed to southernstudies@aum.edu and include a 250-word abstract and a brief CV. The deadline for proposals is October 16, 2017. For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.cas.aum.edu/community-resources/southern-studies-conference
  • Call for Papers - 2017 Latrobe Chapter Symposium

    Washington | Dates: 01 – 01 Jul, 2017
    Organized by the Latrobe Chapter of The Society of Architectural Historians, in collaboration with the DC Preservation League and the Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning. The 12th Biennial Symposium explores the relationship between architecture and art as it pertains to the built environment of greater Washington, DC.

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    City and Capital: Building Washington, DC, as Home and Symbol

    The tensions between serving as the National Capital and functioning as a practical city have defined Washington, DC, politically, socially, and physically. Throughout the city, suburbs, and surrounding region, this conflict is manifest in the built environment. From the governing precinct emanating from Capitol Hill to the myriad federal agency compounds that radiate well into Virginia, Maryland, and beyond, the presence of the U.S. government is unmistakable.

    The Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians welcomes paper proposals for a symposium that examines the interplay between Washington the capital and Washington the city.

    Papers might explore:
    the federal regulation of the area’s built environment and how it has enhanced or impeded the development of a vibrant local architecture;
    the influence of embassies and other international architectural statements, as well as headquarters buildings for U.S. companies and organizations, attracted by the capital;
    model government-built communities such as Greenbelt or Langston Terrace as manifestations of the federal government’s effect on local lives;
    explicit comparisons with other capital cities, considering to what degree Washington is unique; or
    considerations of planning, landscape, and/or architecture, with an eye toward the juxtaposition of the monumentality of the capital with the ordinary life around it.
    The purpose of the symposium is to feature recent research in a format that encourages comment and discussion. Papers must be analytical rather than descriptive in nature and should place the subject in a comparative context of political, social, economic, technological, or cultural forces, as appropriate.

    All paper sessions will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning.

    Please send a one-page, 350-word abstract of a 20-minute paper and an abbreviated curriculum vitae by July 1, 2017, to Lauren McHale at loswalt25@aol.com. All applicants will be notified of the selection by July 15, 2017. September 15 is the deadline for final text to be sent to session moderators, who will work with presenters to develop themes for discussion. For further information, contact Lauren McHale at loswalt25@aol.com or 317-459-8973.
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in the Arabian Peninsula

    Dates: 12 May – 01 Aug, 2017

    The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is currently accepting applications for grants to begin in 2018-19. U.S. Scholars to the region immerse themselves in one of the most dynamic cultural and social landscapes in the world, contributing to the region's legacy of excellence in scholarship through a wide range of awards. We encourage you to explore the awards in the countries below, and Contact Us at MiddleEastNorthAfrica@iie.org with any questions.

    Bahrain: Applicants sought in educational administration and teacher education, and business and economics. An All Disciplines award is also available for scholars of any specialization. Grant lengths of 10 months.

    Kuwait: Applications accepted in Multiple Disciplines; preferred specializations include but are not limited to American history and literature, communications/journalism, educational leadership. Grant lengths of 10 months, or Flex.

    Oman: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of five or 10 months.

    Qatar: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of five or 10 months.

    Saudi Arabia: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of three to 10 months, or Flex.

    United Arab Emirates: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of 10 months for applicants with a teaching component; three to nine months, or Flex for applicants conducting research-only.

    During their grant period, Scholars in the region may apply for a short-term regional travel grant (five to 14 days) for participation in a variety of activities including faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, conferences, or some combination thereof.

    Applicants may also want to consider the Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program (8475-MC) for projects that require research in two or more countries in the region.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The deadline for complete applications is August 1, 2017.
  • Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live

    Bristol | Dates: 25 – 26 Jan, 2018
    Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live
    25th to 26th January 2018
    Bristol, United Kingdom

    Architects for Health and WHO keynotes at this major international / interdisciplinary conference. Multiple publications. Disciplines range from health to architecture. Themes - healthy cities, homes, design for life, accessibility and more.

    Enquiries: admin@architecturemps.com
    Web address: http://architecturemps.com/bristol-2018/
    Sponsored by: University of the West of England 
  • Architecture and Adventure Tour to Iceland

    Dates: 25 Aug – 04 Sep, 2017
    Iceland - Architecture and Adventure
    August 25 - September 4, 2017

    ONLY ONE DOUBLE ROOM AVAILABLE

    This tour will be an outstanding experience for us! Iceland, which is about the size of Kentucky, has some rather interesting contemporary architecture and amazing natural wonders and our tour will incorporate both aspects of this island country. We’ll spend time in Reykjavik where our guide - who is also an architect - will lead us through the most exciting architectural buildings in the city, such as Harpa – Icelandic Concert and Conference Centre by Henning Larsen Architects and Olafur Eliasson, Hallgrimskirkja (Hallgrimschurch), Perlan (“The Pearl”), Austurvollur Square and Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Gallery to name a few. A high point will be our meeting with architects Steve Christer and Margrét Harðardóttur who designed Reykjavik City Hall and the Supreme Court Building. Steve and Margrét will guide us through both of these buildings. We will also visit Nordic House, a cultural institution opened in 1968 and operated by the Nordic Council of Ministers with a library designed by Alvar Aalto. Its goal is to foster and support cultural connections between Iceland and the other Nordic countries. Our next destination will be Gerdarsafn - a progressive art museum that specializes in modern and contemporary art. We'll spend three nights at the ION Adventure Hotel near Gullfoss, which will provide us with both architecture and adventure. In addition, we will fly to Akureyri on the northern side of the island where visits will include Hof, the new cultural center, and the main church Basalt Akureyrarkirkja (1940) that was designed by Guojon Samuelsson and the Diamond Circle. Plus, as long as there's darkness, there’s the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights.
  • Linda F. Dietz Prize

    Dates: 05 May – 15 Aug, 2017
    The Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire annually awards the CJH/ACH Linda F. Dietz Graduate Essay Prize of $500 for the best article submitted by a graduate student registered at a Canadian university, or by a Canadian graduate student registered at any university in the world. The essay must be based on original research and meet scholarly standards. Articles may be written in English or French and should not exceed 10,000 words, including notes. As a rule, footnotes should make up no more than 20 percent of the article’s total word count. The best submissions will undergo double-blind peer review and be judged by the CJH/ACH editor.

    Please review our current submission guidelines and instructions for uploading in the “Author and Reviewer” tab of our website.

    Indicate on the title page that your submission is intended for consideration in the Linda F. Dietz Graduate Essay Prize Competition.

    Submissions deadline: 15 August of each year.
     
  • CFP - An Exploratory Journey of Spirituality in Design and Architecture

    Dates: 05 May, 2017 – 01 Mar, 2018
    CALL FOR PAPERS JOURNAL OF INTERIOR DESIGN An Exploratory Journey of Spiritualty in Design and Architecture Special Journal Issues Sponsored by the Journal of Interior Design Under the auspices of Interior Design Educators Council Spirituality is defined as “… the search for transcendent meaning” – can be expressed in religious practice or … expressed exclusively in their relationship to nature, music, the arts, a set of philosophical beliefs, or relationships with friends and family” (Astrow et al. 2001). What is spirituality? Whether from a historical or modern perspective, spirituality develops around a universal human experience that resonates with each of us in some way. While contemporary interpretations of spirituality focus around a deep sense of vitality or interconnectedness, historical accounts of spirituality discuss religious interpretations such as Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, to poet Rumi’s definition which centers spirituality around creativity that evolves within the inner self rather than from external sources (Paintener, 2007). Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) advocated spirituality as an independent scholarly area of transcendentalism and modernists such as Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) and Jackson Pollack (1912-1956) believed spirituality centered on art and creative expressions. The National Center for Cultural Competence promotes spirituality as a means of expression through religious or secular practices of creativity, the arts, music, philosophy or relationships with family or friends. Regardless of one’s personal definition of spirituality, compilations of definitions of spiritualty focus upon such concepts as higher purpose, sacred transcendence, deep sense of aliveness, contemplative spaces, interconnectedness with oneself, search for meaning and strong senses of self-actualization. Accounts of spirituality also discuss the importance of adaptability of spirituality to one’s time in life, the family life cycle, one’s relationship through art or nature and search for meaning in life. According to Parker (2014), Stanford anthropologist Tayna Luhrmann’s research claims that spirituality evolves through cultural understanding and therefore impacts interior spaces (Parker, 2014). Today, issues of population shift, conflict, technology, natural resources, intercultural competence and a more interconnected world has manifested a global exploration and broad curiosity about spirituality. People across the world, in response to a complex, interconnected world, are seeking spirituality in many different forms. This special issue of the Journal of Interior Design welcomes visual essays, research papers, or case studies that explore the breadth and meaning of spirituality in the context of interior space. Examples of themes for submissions include, but are not limited to: • Contemplative spaces and healing • Sacred space as cultural/individual identity • Designing for transcendence • Cultural, social and/or geographic influences upon spirituality • Interdisciplinary approaches to designing spiritual places • Historical definitions of spirituality throughout time in architecture and interiors • Critical analysis of spiritual spaces through the lens of the designer, architect, artist and/or end user(s) The list of topics is not all-inclusive and all research should be original and demonstrate exceptional rigor in the search for new knowledge/ideas. Astrow, A., Pulchalski, C., and Sulmasy, D. (2001). Religion, Spirituality, and Health Care: Social, Ethical, and Practical Considerations. American Journal of Medicine. 110: 283-287 as cited in National Center for Cultural Competence (2017), Body, mind, spirit, retrieved April 26, 2017 from https://nccc.georgetown.edu/body_mind_spirit/definitions_spirituality_religion.html. Paintener, C. (2007). The relationship between spirituality and artistic expression: Cultivating the capacity for imagining. Spirituality in Higher Education Newsletter, 3, (2), 1 – 6. Parker, C. (December 16, 2014). Spirituality shaped through cultural understandings, Stanford Report, Retrieved April 20, 2017 from http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/december/spiritual-christian-buddhist-12-16-14.html. Definitions Visual essays are understood to communicate the ideas by using visual and verbal language. They will often also have written elements that are integrated and linked with the visual elements of the text. While demonstrating and presenting speculative research and practice-based visual media, the visual elements of the essay form an integral part of an argument, interpretation, reading or idea expressed in an interior design. Rather than rely on the authority of textual language, images, photographs, drawings, sketches and diagrams that play a pivotal role in shaping an intellectual inquiry; it is important that the visual essay maintains a level of criticality. Visual essays should target one to eight high-resolution images and 2000-4000 words depending on the image-word relationship at play. Examples abound in recent years, though explicit to interior design/architecture and offering a range of approaches and strategies, one might refer to: • Julieanna Preston, “Dear Rosa”. IDEA Journal: Design Activism, guest edited by Dr. Lorella Di Cintio, 2014, pp. 4-13. (http://idea-edu.com/journal/2014-idea-journal/) • Chapters 4-8, by Hammond, Preston, Leski, Weinthal and Chee respectively in Lori Brown (ed.), Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary approaches to women in architecture, Ashgate, 2001, pp. 83-168. Research papers are those that demonstrate development and engagement centered upon the theme of spirituality within the built environment. Interior design/interior architecture history, theory and practice through analysis, critique and synthesis are methods to explore the themed topic of spirituality under discussion. It is important that such research papers also reach to generate new understandings of spirituality and have the potential to build strong relationships between the theme and built environment and offer trajectories for its future as a making-thinking-doing practice. This mode of contribution should be between 5,000 – 7,000 words and include one to eight high-quality images. • Walker, S. (2017). Design for life: Creating meaning in a distracted world. New York: Routledge. • Hariri, S. (March, 2017). How do you build a sacred space? TED Ideas worth spreading. Retrieved April 26, 2017 from: https://www.ted.com/speakers/siamak_hariri. Case Studies are in-depth and holistic approaches to investigating interior and architectural spaces within a specific context. Through critical investigation and process, case studies present the real-life context for spirituality and explain the many players and behavioral conditions of the space. Authors of case studies present analysis of the space through observation of the end-user within the space, identify and analyze real-life situations that document their analysis of the space that evokes the interpretation of spirituality that is being presented. Process and outcomes are important to case studies which may be: • exploratory in nature by presenting an idea or theory of spirituality through the investigation of a space and presenting questions for further inquiry; • descriptive by documenting an established model of spirituality through space, or • interpretive by utilizing a single or multiple case studies to support or challenge models/theories of spirituality. There are other types of case studies that may be utilized. The critical piece for this submission category is an in-depth process to evaluate spirituality in a specific context. Further information on case studies is available through Zainal (2007) work on this particular research method. This mode of contribution should be between 5,000 – 7,000 words and include one to eight high-quality images. Zainal, Z. (2007). Case study as research method. Journal Kemanusiann, 9, 1-6. Retrieved April 20, 2017 from http://psyking.net/htmlobj-3837/case_study_as_a_research_method.pdf. Examples of Case Studies: • Schwarz, B. & Brent, R. (1997). Eero Saarinen's firestone baars chapel: Poetics of a sacred place, Journal of Interior Design, 23. (1), 1997, 37-47. • Asojo, A, & Asojo, T. (2015). The influence of indigenous forms, art, and symbols on sacred spaces: A study of two Catholic churches in Nigeria, Journal of Interior Design, 40, (1), 1-17. Note: The Journal of Interior Design has a print and online presence. The latter can host videos. DUE DATES FOR SPECIAL ISSUE: May 15, 2017 Call for papers July 1, 2017 Registration of Interest – Authors are asked to register their intent to submit a paper by sending a 150-word abstract to Jane Kucko at jane-kucko@utulsa.edu. Please put your surname and “JID On Spirituality Issue” in the subject line. Registration of interest is not refereed, nor is it requirement to submit. However, the acknowledgement of registration facilitates development of a proposal to full research paper by providing confirmation of fit with the special issue. Recognition of fit does not guarantee publication. March 1, 2018 Full visual essays, research papers, and case studies are due. See submission guidelines below. March 2019 Publication of JID Special issue: An Exploratory Journey of Spiritualty in Design and Architecture For questions regarding the call for papers, submission deadlines, or anything related to the content of the Special Issue contact Jane Kucko at jane-kucko@utulsa.edu. Please put your surname and “JID On Spirituality Issue” in the subject line. GUIDELINES FOR JID SUBMISSIONS: Authors should follow the author guidelines found on JID’s website at Wiley Blackwell. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1939-1668). Technical questions regarding the submission of documents through the ScholarOne website should be addressed to Claire Hicks at assistant.jid@gmail.com. In addition to the visual essay, research paper, or case study, contributions should also include a 250-word abstract formatted in APA or Chicago Manual of Style. The paper should be aligned with the topic of the special issue and comply with the descriptors above. Authors must submit papers via the ScholarOne Manuscripts system on the JID website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/interiordesign). Papers must be original work of the author or authors and are not being considered for publication in other journals. Submissions may be checked for originality using plagiarism-detection software. The Journal of Interior Design is a scholarly, refereed publication dedicated to issues related to the design of the interior environment. Scholarly inquiry representing the entire spectrum of interior design theory, research, education and practice is invited. Submissions are encouraged from educators, designers, anthropologists, architects, historians, psychologists, sociologists, or others interested in interior design and environments. GUEST EDITOR: Jane Kucko, Ph.D., FIDEC Vice Provost for Global Education University of Tulsa Emeritus Faculty, Texas Christian University Jane Kucko serves as the Vice Provost for Global Education at the University of Tulsa where she oversees comprehensive internationalization across TU. TU’s internationalization plan includes such initiatives as study abroad, TU Global Scholars, a staff global development program and internationalization grants for faculty. Kucko was previously at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth where she served as Director for the Center for International Studies and was on faculty of interior design. As a faculty member, her research focused upon critical thinking and design concept. Of particular note is her research on Fay Jones resulting in the co-authorship of Thorncrown and the Mildred B. Cooper Chapels: Sacred Structures Designed by Fay Jones (Watson & Kucko, 2001). Her narrative research has focused upon North Texas quiltmakers and her current focus is upon global citizenship. She holds a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University, a Master’s from Oklahoma State, and her B.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Watson, S., Kucko, J. (2001). Thorncrown and the Mildred B. Cooper chapels: Sacred structures designed by Fay Jones, Journal of Interior Design, 27, (2), 14-25.
  • Archiletture - Narrative forms between architecture and literature

    Bologna | Dates: 03 – 05 May, 2017
    At the centre of attention of this conference are the relationships between literature and architecture. Such relationships are not merely references found in works of literature to architectonically significant concepts or places; rather this conference aims at exploring the possibility of deeper structural relationships between these two disciplines. Modern design processes, in their ideational and operative means, exalt visual instruments confining writing mainly to theory or to bureaucracy. But architecture is forced to imagine past and present lives flowing within its spaces and giving them form. As a consequence, architecture implies a narrative in its creation as long as it deals with possible inhabitants and assumes them and their bodies as a measure. On the other side, literature invents lives and in outlining these lives is forced to conceive frame, structure and forms of space and places where actions and concrete lives occur, considering their transformation in time as well. At the centre of interest of this conference are case studies in which structural affinities between literature and architecture are central elements in the creative process. Architectonic form as a matrix for a literary work Proposals for this section should focus attention on literary works whose matrix is an architectonic form, that is to say an archetypal form, an object, a building or a city. The latter, as a “matrix image”, can be visual, oneiric, plastic or metaphoric. Situated at the centre of a representative and aesthetic universe they generate forms and propose new ways to represent space and its figures or new narrative models, devices and strategies. The constructivist and productive nature of the relationship between architectonic space and literary space that has its illustrious precursor in the Proustian "cathedral" or in the Borgesian “labyrinth” can be found in the multiplicity of the paradigm of "global" works, such as cycles, serial novels, long narratives and world novels, as well as in the theoretical and poietic project that explores the formal laws embedded in the spatial setting-up of the work, opens up its possible worlds, reinvents its relationship with reality and with the way it belongs to the world and the world to it. Narrative structures in the architectonic project This section addresses works of architecture - drawing, texts, constructions - in which writing has a non-subsidiary role in the creative process and in this way provides a way to include in the projects the circumstantial element of the kind of existence that one imagines in the places or in the objects to be designed and realized. The search for a narrative structure in architectonical projects addresses both the creative processes based on literary procedures - the moment of ideation when a place or an object is created prior to its graphic realization and its program defines the articulation of the project not merely in functional terms – and the use of writing at every stage of project development, in particular with reference to the relationship between visual image and written text. At the centre of attention here are all those literary genres that find an application in architecture - essay, cahier, captions and paratexts related to the different phases of conception - provided that they give a substantial contribution to the ideation or construction of architectonical forms understood in all their possible meanings and without limitations of scale. Program May 3, 2017 9.00-18.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna 9.00 Welcome greeting (Ezio Mesini – Presidente della Scuola di Ingegneria e Architettura, Andrea Boeri – Direttore del Dipartimento, Alberto Destro –Associazioni letteratura comparata) Session 1: Luoghi e strutture della narrazione - Chair: Giovanni Leoni 9.30 Keynote lecture: Jacques Neefs - Johns Hopkins University Baltimore e Institut de textes et manuscrits modernes-CNRS-ENS Paris Structures narratives et architecture d’œuvre 10.15 Jasna Galjer - University of Zagreb The doors of perception: the city as a space of modernity in 20th century Croatian novel 10.40-11.00 Break 11.00 Antonio Pizza - Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC) La Parigi «moderna» di Charles Baudelaire e Walter Benjamin 11.25 Herman van Bergeijk - University of Technology in Delft Narrativity and the work of H.P. Berlage 11.50 Roberta Malagoli - Università di Padova Il luogo inesistente delle affinità elettive 12.15-13.00 Discussion 13.00-14.30 Lunch breack Session 2: Metropoli di carta: gesti, visioni, ornamenti - Chair: Andrea Borsari 14.30 Keynote lecture: Raffaele Milani - Università di Bologna Mitopoiesi delle forme e delle figure. Per una filosofia del gesto e della parola 15.15 Laura Ricca - Università di Bologna Nagai Kafū e la logica del luogo nella città delle situazioni: Tokyo 15.40 Federico Farnè - Università di Bologna Distopie da un futuro passato: la visione di James G. Ballard 16.05-16.25 Break 16.25 Ivano Gorzanelli – Università di Bologna Siegfried Kracauer. Una biografia tra sociologia e architettura. 16.50 Mauro Pala - Università di Cagliari L’ornamento e la metropoli. Gli impiegati di Kracauer come decostruzione della ratio poli(s)tica nella spazialità del moderno 17.15-18.30 Discussione May 4, 2017 9.00-13.00 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Session 3: Case e corpi, libri e geografie - Chair: Giulio Iacoli 9.00 Keynote lecture: Bertrand Westphal - Université de Limoges Una gita sulla collina del mormorio, ovvero una passeggiata fra arte, letteratura e architettura 10.10 Maria Gabriella Adamo - Università di Messina Architettura, memoria e riscritture dall’Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499) al Songe de Poliphile (1546). 10.35-10.55 Break 10.55 Gloria Bonaguidi - Università “l’Orientale” di Napoli Per una grammatica del romanzo condominiale 11.20 Riccardo Donati - Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" Forma della casa, forma del corpo, forma del testo. Magrelli nel «condominio di carne» 11.45-13.00 Discussione 13.00-14.30 Lunch breack 13.00-14.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Poster session: Architetti e narratori Vladimir Bojkovic - Università Politecnica delle Marche Architecture as Metaphore in the Novel The Master and Margarite by Mikhail Bulgakov Sofia Nannini - Università di Bologna Narrare senza architettura: l'Islanda nei romanzi di Jón Kalman Stefánsson Giovanni Poletti - Università di Bologna Tempo «atmosferico» e tempo «cronologico» nella scrittura autobiografica di Aldo Rossi: dall’oblio alla memoria Francesca Privitera – Università di Firenze La morfologia della Medina di Tunisi come narrazione urbana negli studi di Roberto Berardi 14.30-18.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Session 4: Mondi di mondi - Chair: Federico Bertoni 14.30 Keynote lecture: Susi Pietri - Università di Macerata Architetture mondo: i cicli di opere 15.15 Pierpaolo Ascari - Università di Bologna Léon Daudet e lo stradario della vita 15.40 Paola Carmagnani - Università di Torino La «wonderbox» di Henry James: The Turn of the Screw (1898) 16.05-16.25 Break 16.25 Ugo Cornia - Università di Bologna Spazi, oggetti e strane pratiche in Samuel Beckett 16.50 Stefania Sbarra - Ca' Foscari, Venezia Tra la villa prussiana di Th. Fontane e il colombario romano di Fr. Nietzsche: case, dimore e ambienti nella prosa del realismo tedesco 17.15-18.30 Discussione May 5, 2017 9.00-18.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Session 5: Spazi per immagini nel tempo - Chair: Fabio Vittorini 9.00 Keynote lecture: Sergio Porta - University of Strathclyde L’Innocenza dei Luoghi. Cronaca di un Pellegrinaggio 9.45 Marina Guglielmi - Università di Cagliari Anti luoghi e contro-spazi: alcune rappresentazioni letterarie del perturbante dell’architettura 10.10 Lamberto Amistadi - Università di Bologna Una casa come lui: John Hejduk e la new England Masque 10.35-10.55 Break 10.55 Stefano Ascari - Università di Bologna Qui e (non) ora: la spazializzazione del tempo in Here di Richard McGuire 11.20 Michele Righini – Università di Bologna «...AND THIS IS WHERE I'LL PUT THE LIVING ROOM». Architetture a fumetti: Richard McGuire e Chris Ware 11.45-13.00 Discussione 13.00-14.30 Lunch breack Session 6: Scritture e costruzioni tra intérieurs e cityscapes - Chair: Paola Mildonian 14.30 Micaela Antonucci - Università di Bologna Un «libro tradotto in pietre vive»: la simbiosi artistica tra Gabriele D'Annunzio e Giancarlo Maroni nella costruzione del Vittoriale 14.55 Daniel Naegele - Iowa State University Architecture in a Book. Le Corbusier’s Le Poème de l’Angle Droit 15.20 Cettina Rizzo - Università di Catania Dal «Cabinet d’objets précieux» alla «Maison musée»: Architetture di interni nel XIX secolo tra collezionismo, arti decorative e applicate. 15.45 Fabio Vittorini - IULM, Milano «New York Cityscapes»: moltitudine e invisibilità metropolitana nella narrativa statunitense contemporanea 16.10-16.30 Break 16.30-18.30 Round table Architettura e letteratura: Andrea Borsari, Matteo Cassani Simonetti, Riccardo Donati, Giulio Iacoli, Giovanni Leoni, Rosita Tordi Castria. Scientific Committee Federico Bertoni - Università di Bologna Andrea Borsari - Università di Bologna Giovanni Bottiroli - Università di Bergamo Alberto Destro - Università di Bologna Giulio Iacoli - Università di Parma Giovanni Leoni - Università di Bologna Paola Mildonian - Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia Rosita Tordi Castria - Università I.U.L.M. di Milano Scientific secretariat Matteo Cassani Simonetti - Università di Bologna Giulio Iacoli - Università di Parma Promoters SICL - Società Italiana di Comparatistica Letteraria COMPALIT - Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia comparata della Letteratura Consulta di Critica letteraria e letterature comparate Università di Bologna - Dipartimento di Architettura - Dottorato di Ricerca in Architettura
  • Expressions of Interest: Co-editors, The Journal of Architecture

    London | Dates: 01 – 22 May, 2017
    The Editorial Board of The Journal of Architecture is seeking expressions of interest to fill two co-editor positions. These positions have been newly established as a consequence of The Journal’s growth. Expressions are sought from established architectural academics with strong scholarly track records, and who are keen to contribute to the development of architecture through the publication of high-quality research and scholarly inquiry. Joint expressions are also welcomed from editors who would undertake the role as a team of two. The Role of co-editor The co-editors would become members of the editorial board, working closely with the editor in chief and the executive editor to produce each issue of The Journal. The role involves: • calling upon and further developing an extensive network of academics and scholars internationally in order to maintain high-quality peer review, and to reinforce The Journal’s reputation as a leading publication in the field • evaluating submitted papers and organising The Journal’s peer review process (via the Scholar One content management system) on a day-to-day basis • managing individual papers through the peer review, revision and approval process, offering detailed editorial feedback, and working with authors to achieve timely publication • soliciting and evaluating proposals for special issues, and working with guest editors to steer these issues through the peer review and revision process to publication • promoting The Journal and encouraging high-quality submissions by being active in the field, including in scholarly conferences and forums • attending editorial board meetings and taking an active role in the development of The Journal While the week-to-week workload of the role will vary, each co-editor would need to commit around five hours per week to the role. A modest honorarium is paid by The Journal’s proprietor as a recognition of this time commitment, and to defray costs associated with the role. There is an expectation that the co-editors would receive acknowledgement and in-kind support from their employing institutions to carry out the role. It is expected, also, that the co-editors would make every effort to attend in person at least one of The Journal’s bi-annual editorial board meetings in London. Videoconferencing would also be available if attendance in person were not possible. Submitting an Expression of Interest Expressions of interest should include a full CV, a statement of interest in the role, and names and addresses of two academic referees. Candidates are expected to be established academics in the field of architecture, and should demonstrate a strong track record of significant publications, and experience in working collegially to deliver outcomes such as events, symposia or publications. Expressions of interest should be emailed to Charles Rice (charles.rice@uts.edu.au) by Monday 22 May 2017. Interviews will take place in London in the second half of June 2017. For those outside London videoconferencing will be utilised. Successful candidates will be expected to commence the role from January 2018. About The Journal The Journal of Architecture is the peer-reviewed, scholarly journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Established by Allen Cunningham and Peter Gibbs-Kennet in 1995, The Journal was initially published by E&FN Spon and then by Routledge from 2001 onwards. Over this time, The Journal has established itself internationally as the pre-eminent peer-reviewed journal for research and scholarship across a broad range of architectural topics. Since 2016, The Journal has published eight issues and approximately 1400 pages annually. The Journal is included in key indexes such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Scopus, and has been ranked at the top of journal ranking lists worldwide. Editorial Structure Chair of the Editorial Board: Jack Pringle - Perkins+Will, London, UK Editor in Chief: Charles Rice - University of Technology Sydney, Australia Executive Editor; Secretary, Editorial Board: Peter Gibbs-Kennet - Gloucestershire, UK Co-editors: Two positions vacant Commissioning Editors: John Allan - Avanti Architects, London, UK Fredie Floré - KU Leuven, Belgium Mari Hvattum - Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway Barbara Penner - University College London, UK Sunand Prasad - Penoyre & Prasad LLP, London, UK Honorary Commissioning Editor: Allen Cunningham - France Essays and Reviews Editors: Ross Exo Adams - Iowa State University, USA Mark Campbell - The Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK Building Reviews Editors: Christoph Grafe - University of Wuppertal, Germany; Flemish Architecture Institute, Antwerp, Belgium Helena Mattsson - KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Frank Lloyd Wright: Looking Forward and Thinking Back

    Chicago | Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2017
    To mark the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8, 1867, the Newberry Library hosts a free lecture by John Waters, AIA, who will speak on two important written works by Frank Lloyd Wright and their connections with his built work. The works are “The Art and Craft of the Machine,” presented to the Chicago Arts and Crafts Society in 1901, and Genius and the Mobocracy, published in 1949. In the first, Wright laid out a way of thinking about progress and, in doing so, began to define himself and his expectations for his career. In the second work, he reviewed his achievements in the context of the career and legacy of his mentor, his lieber meister, Louis H. Sullivan. In the nearly half century between these works, Wright created some of the most recognizable examples of American architecture, including Robie House, Unity Temple, and Fallingwater. Join us for cake and coffee, to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday.
  • Diversity Scholarship Program

    Chicago | Dates: 27 Apr – 12 May, 2017

    The Diversity Scholarship Program (DSP) provides support for attendance to PastForward every year. If you are a young and emerging preservation professional representing or working in an underrepresented community apply today! Diversity scholarships provide recipients complimentary conference registration and lodging.

    Celebrating 25 Years!

    Look back on 25 years of the program and find out how we'll be celebrating this year in this Forum blog post–National Trust Diversity Scholarship Program Has Been Promoting Equity in Preservation for 25 Years.

    Visit www.PastForwardConference.org to learn more about PastForward 2017.

  • CFP: TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (TAD)

    Dates: 27 Apr – 01 Aug, 2017

    OPEN represents inclusion, exploration, and open-mindedness. With this issue of TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (TAD), we direct this receptivity towards research and creativity in the varied work of our contributors. The TAD mission engages numerous fields including emerging materials, information and building technologies, and history and theory of technology. These specializations encapsulate the physical world, dominant technologies of our era, and ways to understand both. Open is a platform for those conducting research in any of these areas, while simultaneously asking researchers to make connections between their investigations and practice, between empirical and design research methods, or between professional disciplines. We seek submissions that propose conceptual frameworks and solutions for current and vital issues facing society, architecture, and technology. This research often starts with the spark of an idea or an intellectual curiosity, and TAD is interested in project beginnings as well as those that are the most advanced. Opportunities must exist to support research that is outside journal themes, in various stages of development, or even beyond our collective imagination. TAD is OPEN to sharing it.

    OPEN also provides a forum to discuss not what we do, but how we do it. It is a chance to be inquisitive about discipline and to question established modes of thinking and research. If design is its own culture, as N. Cross suggests in Designerly Ways of Knowing, what are the scholarly and research standards in architecture? How are creative processes included in these standards? Are the aims of this research creative, meaningful, and applicable? Contributions to TAD spotlight innovative research in technology and architecture, and demonstrate multiplicitous approaches to research. With OPEN, we offer a venue for an array of research questions, methodologies, and analysis techniques that are integral to the work of our authors.

    Inherent in OPEN and the conception of TAD are the values of interdisciplinarity and translation between disciplines or professions. J.T. Klein, author of Interdisciplinarity: History, Theory and Practice, identifies that there is a body of knowledge and theoretical basis for integrative research. What are the keystones and vocabulary of this knowledge in architecture? What are the roles of designers on interdisciplinary research teams? How can design-thinking strengthen collaborative partnerships, and assert the merits of architectural research? It is the Editorial Board’s intention to regularly pause from dedicated themes so that the direction of the Journal may respond to the emergent themes in the work of our contributors. This Issue, like TAD itself, is OPEN to your creativity and your discoveries.

    TAD seeks original research from scholars, practitioners, architects, scientists, and engineers who engage with technology, architecture, and design. Empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research representing a broad array of methodologies is welcome. Manuscripts are to demonstrate a connection, translation, or integration between technology and design.
  • 2017 RIBA President's Award for Research

    Dates: 01 – 31 May, 2017

    Open from 1 May to 31 May 2017

    Submissions are welcome across four categories: 

    • Design + Technical
    • Cities + Community
    • History + Theory
    • 2017 Annual Theme: Housing

    The submissions form for the President’s Awards for Research, 2017 can be accessed here.

     Please read the Submission Guidelines thoroughly in order to complete the submission form correctly and to maximise your chance of success.

    Submission Guidelines 2017

    If you have any queries about the awards or issues accessing the submission form or guidelines, please email RIBA Research 
    or call 020 7307 3714.

  • CFP: Building the Scottish Diaspora: Scots and the Colonial Built Environment, c.1700-1920 (Edinburgh, 17-18 Nov 17)

    Edinburgh | Dates: 27 Apr – 24 Jul, 2017
    The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies (University of Edinburgh), in conjunction with the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, is to host a two-day symposium (17-18 November 2017) on Scottish contributions to the built environment of Britain’s empire.

    This event will ask questions about Scottish involvement and agency in the creation of the buildings and infrastructure that both facilitated and maintained Britain’s global empire.

    The symposium will take as a point of departure, colonial cultures of Scottish entrepreneurship operating and building in the hemispheres of the Atlantic and the India-Pacific from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. In most accounts of British imperial and colonial architecture little or no effort is made to distinguish Scottish from English, Irish, or Welsh agency; nor is it ever asked how, if at all, Scottish building culture and practice consequently affects our appreciation of ‘British’ colonial architecture. This is despite the fact that the legacy of Scottish enterprise across the Atlantic and India-Pacific regions includes a substantive material presence in architecture (civic, ecclesiastical and domestic) and building (wharves, stores, mills, factories, agricultural infrastructure etc.) that spatialised that involvement. Together, these buildings can be understood as elements in a global and imperial arrangement of corporate and private acquisition, speculation and investment spanning Europe and the Americas, India and Australasia, the Pacific and beyond. This symposium will consider the nature of Scotland’s contribution to this environment, and ask how we might understand it in a geographically continuous and expansive capacity.

    Call for Papers | Deadline July 24, 2017

    We are interested in research that maps diasporic networks—familial, professional, entrepreneurial, religious etc.—and their material presence with a view to better understanding the significance of Scottish modes of operation, particularly (but not exclusively) those that demonstrate their achievement as entrepreneurs in a networked, international environment. Contributions are invited that explore Scottish traders, merchants, agents, missionaries and others influential in colonial arenas of the Atlantic and India-Pacific ‘worlds’, especially within the analytical frameworks of regional, oceanic, and World/Global historiography, methods of cultural and historical geography, as well as economic and business history.

    For further information on the symposium, and how to submit paper abstracts, please visit the symposium's website: https://buildingscottishdiaspora.wordpress.com/
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