Recent Opportunities

  • Architectural and urban perspectives in travelers´ seeks

    Buenos Aires | Dates: 10 Jul – 30 Sep, 2016
    The Institute of American Art and Aesthetic Research "Mario J. Buschiazzo" (IAA), School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, Universidad de Buenos Aires opens the Call for Papers for the Number 46 of its journal, Anales. This issue will focus on a particular topic: architectural and urban perspectives in travelers´ seeks. It calls for the submission of original articles related to the topic.
  • Making, Sustaining, Breaking – The Politics Of Heritage And Culture

    Heidelberg | Dates: 12 – 14 Oct, 2016
    Annual Conference
    Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg
    University
    Forum Transregionale Studien (Berlin) and the Max Weber Stiftung –
    Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland
    in collaboration with the German Archaeological Institute (Berlin)

    The deliberations of the conference will address some of the urgent
    questions that surround heritage as a political and cultural issue at a
    historical juncture when the idea of culture is being drawn into a
    field of intense contestation. While in certain intellectual circles
    and scholarly discussions culture is slowly but steadily being
    uncoupled from the nation, these impulses are at the same time being
    countered by moves to reinforce – even reinvent – national identities
    as culturally homogenous.  As societies confront their transcultural
    pasts, the concept of a monolithic, integrative heritage is not only
    becoming increasingly untenable, it is turning into a site of conflict.
    Ruptures induced by the spatial and cultural displacements that come
    with modernity and contemporary globalization have in turn meant a
    return to notions of an ancient, untainted civilizational identity in
    many regions of the world. Such positions cut across the domains of
    politics and civil society – they include political and institutional
    authorities as well as scholarly practices, have at the same time found
    articulation in religious extremism and xenophobia embodied by
    fundamentalist groups, themselves a modern, transnational phenomenon.
    Fissures within public spheres that cut across national boundaries in
    an increasingly connected world have brought questions of cultural
    heritage to the heart of any engagement with the tangled relationship
    between concepts of culture and the nation-state.
     
  • CFP: Picturesque Modernities (Paris, 30 Nov-2 Dec 16)

    Paris | Dates: 08 Jul – 15 Aug, 2016
    Call for Papers

    PICTURESQUE MODERNITIES. Architectural Regionalism as a Global Process
    (1890–1950)

    International conference of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe
    in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University (Global Art History), the
    German Centre of Art History in Paris, University of Poitiers
    (CRIHAM/Department of Art History and Archaeology), the Centre André
    Chastel (CNRS/University Paris-Sorbonne) and the Association d’Histoire
    de l’Architecture (A.H.A).

    Concept: Michael Falser (Heidelberg University)

    In the last twenty years, architectural historiography approached
    regionalism as a pan-European movement between 1890 and 1950 which, as
    a flipside of the International Modern Movement with its rationalist
    and cosmopolitan agenda, helped to reinforce regional identities
    through the language of regionalist building styles. When European
    nation states such as France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Germany etc.
    entered a late-modern phase of political saturation and a stronger need
    of cultural self-definition, architectural regionalism emerged as a
    polymorphic set of artistic strategies: fostered either by centralist
    regimes to stabilize the national project through a higher (however
    controlled) valorisation of its peripheral elements, or by centrifugal
    forces towards provincial independence. In France, for example, this
    regionalist movement was particularly developed through a whole range
    identity-building structures in neo-Basque, neo-Breton etc. styles, but
    also in a kind of regionalist eclecticism for seaside architecture.

    Latest projects to write a ‘global history of architecture’ or a canon
    of ‘world architecture’ comprised of rather additive architectural
    case-studies around the globe with an ordering system along geographic
    and political entities (Europe or Non-Europe), but did not yet
    transpose the above-mentioned scenario to the global arena: in
    comparing the strategies of political and cultural stabilization,
    negotiation and/or resistance through architectural regionalism, a
    structural analogy of the centre-periphery model can also be detected
    between the European metropole and its overseas colonies, resp. between
    those colonies’ capitals and their own provinces. If ‘area studies’
    identified similar regionalist policy changes from cultural
    assimilation (direct transfer) to association (regional adaptation) for
    European colonies in Asia and Africa during the same period
    (1890-1950), then the emerging ‘neo-vernacular styles’ in the colonies
    (such as the Style indochinois in French Indochina or the
    ‘neo-Mauresque’ style in French North Africa, the Indo-Saracenic Style
    in British India, or the Indische Stijl in the Dutch East Indies etc.)
    – can be read as Non-European variants of ‘regionalist styles’ in the
    European nation states. This ‘trans-cultural’ approach frames the
    diverse regionalist formations of architectural styles and forms as one
    globally connected process.

    Transnational approaches to set the different European colonial
    contexts within the first half of the 20th century in relation to each
    other can also help to conceptualise the recent inter-related effects
    between globalisation and decentralisation (like in France) where the
    notions of the global and the local are often enmeshed simultaneously
    in contemporary architecture.

    Conceptualizing Global Connectivity in Architectural History

    Requested case studies can focus either on regionalist and
    (neo-)vernacular architectural style formations within European nation
    states or in European colonies. In order to conceptualize a
    transcultural matrix of global connectivity between the different forms
    of regionalist expressions beyond the strict divide of West or
    Non-West, Europe or Non-Europe, metropole or colony, colonizer or
    colonized, the different presentations will be set in direct relation
    to each other (e.g. France vs. French Indochina etc.). To facilitate
    the discussion of structural analogies and connections across those
    divides, the presentations should address the following questions on
    agency and process beyond a mere stylistic analysis:

    - In which centre-periphery constellation was the particular
    regionalist project embedded?
    - Which individual actors (architects, engineers, ethnographers,
    politicians) and institutions participated (or not) in the project?
    - To which kind of regional/vernacular expressions and traditions was
    referred to, and  how were those collected, valorised, hybridized or
    (re)invented, and finally applied?
    - Did the different projects, institutional agencies and individual
    agents (cultural brokers) cross the lines between the divides of the
    national vs. regional, metropole vs. colony etc.?
    - Where there any platforms of knowledge exchange involved across those
    divides (scientific journals, national/colonial congresses, exhibitions
    and fairs, individual networks etc.?

    The international conference in French, English and German will take
    place from 30 November to 2 December 2016 at the German Center for Art
    History in Paris. It is a collaborative exercise between the Cluster of
    Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context – The Dynamics of
    Transculturality’ at Heidelberg University (and its project
    “Picturesque Modernities”, directed by Michael Falser/Global Art
    History), the German Centre of Art History in Paris (directed by Thomas
    Kirchner), the University of Poitiers (Centre de recherche
    interdisciplinaire en histoire, histoire de l’art et
    musicologie/CRIHAM, with its project “Corpus numérique du patrimoine
    architectural en région”, directed by Nabila Oulebsir), the Centre
    André Chastel (CNRS/University Paris-Sorbonne, directed by Alexandre
    Gady) and the Association d’Histoire de l’Architecture (directed by
    Jean-Baptiste Minnaert/University Paris-Sorbonne).

    This conference is the second event after the International Conference
    “Picturesque Eye. Framing Regionalist Art Forms in Late Empires
    (1900-1950)” which took place in Vienna/Austria in December 2015
    (http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/the-picturesque-eye).

    After this 1,5-day conference and half-day workshop for PhD-candidates
    is planned. Proposals for this workshop are also welcome.

    Applicants are asked to send a proposal (max. 300 words, one to two
    illustrations) to falser@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de, by the deadline
    of 15 August 2016. Please include the title of the contribution, an
    abstract and a short bio-sketch of the speaker with affiliation and
    contact details. The decision about the selection of contributions will
    be announced in September 2016.
     
  • CFP: CAA 105th Annual Conference (New York, 15-18 Feb 17)

    New York | Dates: 08 Jul – 30 Aug, 2016
    The 2017 Call for Participation for the 105th Annual Conference, taking place February 15–18, 2017, in New York, NY, is now open.

    The 2017 Call for Participation describes approved sessions for next year’s conference which are seeking contributions. CAA and the session chairs invite your participation: please follow the instructions in the link to submit a proposal for a paper or presentation directly to the appropriate session chair(s). A call for Poster Session Proposals is also included in this CFP.

    The 2017 Call for Participation is only available as a PDF download; CAA will not mail hard copies of this document.

    The deadline for proposals of papers and presentations is August 30, 2016. The deadline for Poster Session Proposals is September 15, 2016.
  • CFP: MATERIA ARQUITECTURA JOURNAL

    Santiago | Dates: 07 – 11 Jul, 2016
    CALL FOR PAPERS
    MATERIA ARQUITECTURA JOURNAL
    N?13: Technology: Digital Material
    Publication date: August 2016
    Submission deadline: July 11th, 2016

    CALL FOR PAPERS // MATERIA ARQUITECTURA N?13 // Technology: Digital Material
    In the early 1990s, the use of digital technologies in architecture became popular, and some warned of the risks of the excessive virtualization of architecture and the emergence of a ?cyberspace? detached from materiality, construction, mass or gravity. Ubiquitous digital images rendering intangible spaces questioned the material character of architecture, a phenomenon that John Frazer[1] called a ?new architecture of process that transcends physicality and achieves ephemeralization?. In 1998, William Mitchell[2] proposed the concept of anti-tectonics to describe the new digital era characterized by the dematerialization of architecture; with that, he not only gave a name to the manifesto of virtuality, but he also became the delight of the soothsayers who saw their predictions confirmed.
    The current decade shows a different spirit. The fascination with the digital visual exuberance that characterized the beginning of the millennium has given way to a re-evaluation of the material and construction. The spread of Computer Numeric Control machines in architecture schools and firms is the most obvious symptom of the growing interest in the impact that digital technologies have on the material production of architecture. Digital technologies have acquired a physicality that does not dispute, but empowers, the material tradition of architecture. Digital manufacturing, robotic systems, simulation technologies, and the internet of things (IoT) intertwine the digital and the material to a point where efforts to distinguish them have become meaningless.

    This issue of Materia Arquitectura journal questions the traditional separation between the digital and the material as opposing domains, and, conversely, it invites reflection on digital technologies as enablers, or catalysts, of the physical. It investigates the disruption or evolution of ideas, concepts, methods, processes and techniques that contemporary ubiquitous computing poses to constructive methods, and, incidentally, opens the question about the coming impacts.



    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    To publish in MATERIA ARQUITECTURA, authors should submit their works electronically to: materia.arquitectura@uss.cl<mailto:materia.arquitectura@uss.cl> or to our postal address: sede Bellavista, Bellavista 7, Recoleta, Santiago de Chile.

    MATERIA ARQUITECTURA will only publish original and unpublished works. Texts and pictures will be the exclusive responsibility of the signing authors. Submitted manuscripts will be assessed by the Editorial Committee and by peer reviewers. Once the submitted material has been accepted, MATERIA ARQUITECTURA will contact the authors to give them specific instructions about the publication process. The sections open for collaborations are:


    THEMATIC DOSSIER:

    Essays, research, articles. It has a thematic character (see I. Call for Papers) and it will publish essays and theoretical works which are the result of researches or specific works. Authors whose work have been selected by the Editorial Committee should consider and/or attach the following:


    Manuscript: maximum length 2,500 words.


    Abstract: maximum length 100 words.


    Five keywords.


    Citations, notes, references and bibliography must follow the rules of APA Style.


    Author?s biodata, 100 words maximum.


    Pictures, photographs (formats: TIFF, JPG, EPS. Resolution: 300 DPI).


    All submitted pictures must include: photo captions, data, source and authorization to be published.


    Plans (format: DWG).


    ARCHITECTURE AND CRITICISM:

    Critical review of architectural works and projects.


    Text: maximum length 1,000 words.


    Technical data.


    Architectural drawings (DWG), photographs and renders (300 DPI)


    GRAPHIC REPORT:

    Visual exploration related to Dossier's central theme.


    Introductory text: maximum length 400 words.


    8 to 20 images (300 DPI)


    The complete CALL FOR PAPERS for MATERIA ARQUITECTURA journal can be downloaded from the website: http://www.arquitecturauss.cl/revista/convocatoria/

    And from the link: http://www.arquitecturauss.cl/revista/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/16_Materia_Arquitectura_13_Convocatoria_Call_For_Papers.pdf
     
  • CFP: The Avery Review - Critical Essays on Architecture

    Dates: 07 Jul – 01 Aug, 2016
    Summer, a time for sunbathing, ice cream eating, and critical essaying. The Avery Review is seeking submissions for our fall issues, and there's no time like now to start writing. For full consideration for the fall semester, texts should be received by August 1.

    The Avery Review publishes reviews and critical essays on books, buildings, and other architectural media, broadly defined. Our essays are typically 2,500-4,000 words in length. All of this fall's issues will be unthemed. We ask that all essays have some object of review at their core (whether book, building, project, or idea), and that authors engage with the work of others rather than addressing their own design or scholarly work. We like stylish, concise, and accessible writing, and we invite our contributors to experiment with tone and format as suits their topic. We also welcome responses to essays that have already been published.

    Our submissions are open to any and all topics of the writers’ choosing. We welcome forays into theoretical; incisive studies of form; format-bending missives; and discipline-traversing expositions. For a brief list of books, buildings, and other projects that we’ve been pondering, please visit our periodically updated submissions page.

    Please note that the Avery Review selects pieces based upon editorial review and does not charge for article processing or submission. The Avery Review does pay a modest honorarium for published texts. All editorial decisions are made on the basis of completed texts, and it is typical for our essays to go through several rounds of editing. Please contact us with submissions and queries at editors@averyreview.com.
     
  • Summer School: Destruction and Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage

    Heidelberg | Dates: 07 – 20 Jul, 2016
    Heidelberg University / Germany, September 16 - 23, 2016
    Deadline: Jul 20, 2016

    Summer School „Destruction and Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage“

    The destruction of Cultural Heritage worldwide is a topic that receives 
    growing attention: Cultural Heritage is threatened in armed conflicts, 
    through climate change and environmental influences, and through 
    neglect. The Summer School 2016 aims at covering these topics by 
    assembling a wide range of scholars and experts to discuss the dangers 
    faced by Cultural Heritage as well as methods to preserve and 
    reconstruct it. What can be done to efficiently and professionally 
    protect Cultural Heritage? What dangers does it face? Which actors have 
    to be involved? Is the systemat-ic destruction of Cultural Heritage a 
    rather new phenomenon or has it been practiced throughout human 
    history? What can be done to prevent such destructions?

    The Summer School, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, will deal with 
    all these questions. International experts from different fields (such 
    as Archaeology, History, Museum Studies, Law, Digital Humanities etc.) 
    as well as key-actors from the UNESCO and the Ministry of Foreign 
    Af-fairs will provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the topic. 
    Based on current research, outstand-ing knowledge and experience as 
    well as newly developed technologies, a comprehensive and profound 
    exchange with the participants will be sought.

    The Summer School will take place from September 16th to September 23rd 
    2016 at the University of Heidelberg and will be chaired by Prof. Dr. 
    Christian Witschel (Heidelberg Center for the Cultural Heritage), Dr. 
    Filippo Carlá-Uhink (University of Exeter), and Dr. Maja Gori 
    (Heidelberg University).

    The Summer School invites applications from doctoral students in 
    Archaeology, History, Art History, Law, Cultural Studies, Social and 
    Political Sciences and related fields. Sessions will be held in 
    English. A reader containing a comprehensive overview of the current 
    state of research will be provided in advance. Participants are also 
    expected to prepare a paper/contribution of their own according to 
    their field of interest which will be presented (15 to 20 minutes) 
    during the sum-mer school.

    There will be 15 places available. Travel and accommodation expenses of 
    the participants will be covered by the organizers.
    Your application (in English) should include:

    - A letter of motivation (2 pages max.) including an explanation as to 
    why you would like to participate in the Summer School and what 
    previous knowledge you have on the subject; additionally a short 
    description of your current PhD project should be given.

    - A short CV presenting the main steps of your academic career.
    Please send your application via e-mail as one PDF file to Michaela 
    Böttner at the HCCH (Boettner@uni-heidelberg.de). You can also contact 
    Mrs. Böttner in case you need further in-formation.

    The deadline for applications is July 20th 2016.
     
  • CFP: ABE Journal, issue 11: Paradoxical Southeast Asia

    Dates: 07 Jul – 15 Dec, 2016
    Deadline: Dec 15, 2016

    ABE Journal - Architecture Beyond Europe is accepting paper submissions 
    for Issue 11, 2017: 'Paradoxical Southeast Asia', guest edited by 
    Caroline Herbelin, maître de conférences, Université Toulouse Le Mirail.

    In Southeast Asia, a space characterized by intense regional and global 
    traffic networks since the sixteenth century, the architectural 
    landscape is often seen as a palimpsest of styles. The hybrid and 
    syncretic nature of Southeast Asian architectural forms is seen as the 
    result of the successive waves of contacts that marked the history of 
    this part of the world called by some the "Asian Mediterranean." (F. 
    Gipoloux). In this genealogy of architectural types, the colonial 
    moment has been often considered a rupture that introduced radically 
    new forms in vernacular architecture. Following this logic, the late 
    twentieth century and early twenty-first century are considered as 
    moments of further intensification of this architectural acculturation. 
    The adoption of the international style in the megacities of the "Asian 
    tigers," nerve centers of the global economy, is symbolic of an urban 
    development superficially tuned to the "global" rather than the local.

    By equating the evolution of architectural forms in Southeast Asia to a 
    transfer, mainly from West to East, this approach evades the complexity 
    of the formation of the architectural landscape of Southeast Asia. This 
    issue of ABE proposes to focus on the development of "syncretic" 
    architectures of Southeast Asia by precisely tracing the circulation of 
    techniques and architectural forms through a contextual approach. 
    Local, regional, global have not followed each other sequentially - 
    such a model presupposes the existence of a local, "original," culture. 
    Instead, these three levels of traffic have coexisted in the past. Far 
    from simple sedimentary layers laid down over time, the production of 
    Southeast Asian architecture has been multiscalar, rhizomic and a 
    longue durée phenomenon. For this reason, the concept of "returns" is a 
    particularly useful one for analyzing both "colonial" and "traditional" 
    motifs that appear in contemporary architecture.

    When rethinking the local and the global in Southeast Asian 
    architecture, we must move beyond the binary oppositions between the 
    vernacular and the foreign, the colonial and the post-colonial, and the 
    modern and the traditional, while still exploring how actors used such 
    categories dynamically. Only in this way can we explain the coexistence 
    of such seemingly contradictory categories.'

    Deadline for submissions: 15 December 2016

    Please send submissions to abe@inha.fr

    Founded in 2012, ABE Journal - Architecture Beyond Europe is a 
    scholarly, double blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of 
    19th- and 20th-century architecture and urbanism outside of Europe. It 
    focuses primarily on the transfers, adaptations and appropriations of 
    forms, technologies, models and doctrines in colonial and postcolonial 
    situations. Conceived as a place of exchange in an emerging and dynamic 
    field of research, ABE Journal aims to provide a specialist scholarly 
    forum for the discussion and dissemination of ideas relating to 
    architecture in the colonial and postcolonial realms, as well as to 
    local forms of modernism. It publishes articles and contents in five 
    languages (French, English, Spanish, German and Italian) and is edited 
    by the research centre InVisu (CNRS/INHA) in Paris.
     
  • CFP: Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices (Toronto, 2-4 Mar 17)

    Toronto | Dates: 07 Jul – 04 Aug, 2016
    CALL FOR PAPERS

    The Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices will be held in partnership with the Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada, 2-4 March 2017. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

    Theme 1: Design Education
    Theme 2: Design in Society
    Theme 3: Designed Objects
    Theme 4: Visual Design
    Theme 5: Design Management and Professional Practice
    Theme 6: Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

    2017 SPECIAL FOCUS: Design for the Global Village


    CONFERENCE SUBMISSION DEADLINE

    We welcome the submission of presentation proposals at any time of the year up until 30 days before the start of the conference. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The next proposal deadline is 4 August 2016.


    A COLLECTION OF JOURNALS

    The Design Principles & Practices Journal Collection consists of six journals and an annual review. The collection encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards of intellectual excellence. Articles may be submitted by in-person and virtual participants as well as Community Members.

    Journals in the Design Principles & Practices Journal Collection are indexed by:

    - Art Abstracts (EBSCO)
    - Art Full Text (EBSCO)
    - Art Index (EBSCO)
    - Art Source (EBSCO)
    - Australian Research Council (ERA)
    - Computer Science – Business Information Systems Directory (Cabell’s)
    - EBSCO Polytechnic Studies Collection: India
    - Genamics Journal Seek
    - Scopus
    - Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory


    CONFERENCE & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

    - Cumulus: International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
    - Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College
    - European Academy of Design


    For more information and to submit a proposal visit: http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/torontoconference-2017
     
  • House Housing | An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate

    New York | Dates: 12 Jul – 27 Aug, 2016
    In December of 1939, the Federal Housing Administration declined to insure a mortgage for one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian houses in East Lansing, Michigan. The house’s low ceilings and open interior spaces were considered too risky an investment. The incompatibility of Wright’s design with the speculative value of the real estate seemingly determined the project’s fate. Impassioned correspondence between architect, client, and bureaucrats; an annotated floor plan; and a local newspaper clipping offer evidence of the resulting tension in this short but telling episode in the history of architecture and real estate.

    House Housing excerpts this history in thirty-six episodes, spanning from the early twentieth century to the present. Ordinary artifacts generated by governments, industries, institutions, and individuals tell short stories that show how design, policy, finance, culture, and politics interconnect. As indicated by the project’s title, this multi-media history is untimely in two respects. First, it returns us to matters widely discussed in the aftermath of the 2008 mortgage foreclosure crisis—issues that are now re-emerging but which have not fully taken hold in professional architectural circles. Second, the exhibition’s non-linear chronology reveals surprising repetitions of earlier debates and actions. Tables turn as history repeats, differently each time, and House Housing shows concretely the many ways in which architecture participates in the making and breaking of these cycles.

    Between 2013 and 2016, a team at Columbia University’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture attempted to answer a series of questions: What is the relationship between architecture, real estate, and the imagination? How are designers implicated in the profit-driven development that significantly shapes how we live? How did this happen? To date, the results of this research have appeared as site-specific interventions in Venice, Chicago, Berlin, and Los Angeles; have been discussed in public events and compiled in a website. The televisions, magazines, paperwork, and other largely domestic items collected in the exhibition bear witness to the media through which untimely histories repeat, and their content captures the diversity of ways in which these artifacts form a part of our everyday environment. The tear-sheets describe all thirty-six episodes and list their supporting evidence, pointing toward the additional information available at house-housing.com, including essays, a bibliography, and a provisional report titled The Art of Inequality: Architecture, Housing, and Real Estate. Seen together, these pieces of House Housing are meant to encourage a deepened perspective on the interaction of architecture and real estate development, and to remind us that next time, things could be different.

    Organized by:
    Reinhold Martin, Director
    Jacob Moore, Curator, Assistant Director
    Susanne Schindler, Curator, Lead Researcher
  • Building Documentation in the Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve

    Gyumri | Dates: 21 May – 24 Sep, 2017
    Adventures in Preservation (AiP) volunteers are currently working alongside Gyumri Project Hope teams – students and professionals from across Armenia – and are sending back reports of their amazing experience. We are pleased to again offer you the opportunity to join this project run by the Kumayri Museum-Preserve with session dates to fit everyone’s schedule - a series of five one-week sessions beginning May 21, 2017; followed by optional 4-day tour.

    May 21-28, 2017
    June 18-25, 2017
    July 16-23, 2017
    August 13-20, 2017
    September 17-24,2017

    Work in 2017 will focus on two areas – documentation within Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve and creation of informational packets on individual buildings for distribution to potential investors. Once new investors become involved, new jobs will follow, addressing Gyumri’s greatest need. The city of Gyumri has one of the highest unemployment rates in Armenia and desperately needs the jobs restoration and heritage tourism will bring. Read more and register at adventuresinpreservation.org/upcoming-adventures/building-documentation-kumayri-2017/
  • Bauhaus Residence - Open Call

    Dates: 04 Jul – 05 Sep, 2016
    Bauhaus Residence – Open Call Living and working in the Meisterhäuser 2017 Apply now – Applications close on 5 September 2016 In the 1920’s the Meisterhaus Ensemble in Dessau became the epitome of an artist com-munity of the twentieth century. This is where Walter Gropius, Oskar Schlemmer, Georg Muche, László Moholy-Nagy, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee and their families lived next door to each other. Here they were joined by their friends and visitors. Artist collectives, artist couples and artist friendships developed here, with everyone work-ing together in the open structure of the model homes located in a park. However, when the Bauhaus people left in 1933 the area became deserted and the work created as a re-sult of the artistic effort was abandoned. Since February 2016 and for the first time since 90 years the foundation Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau is enabling young international artists to once again live and work in the Muche/ Schlemmer duplex house – even if the restrictions of the perseveration of cultural heritage attached to the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site are very strict. With the new for-mat the foundation Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau would like to promote the current focus of attention on the Bauhaus heritage, revitalise the Meisterhaus Ensemble and in this context promote artistic and creative work of international significance which will then at the end of the residency period be displayed in the Gropius House until the Bauhaus anniversary in 2019. Participation conditions: The programme is catering to international artists with an overall interest in all those areas that are historically being represented by Bauhaus and that have developed from it until today: • Painting, product design, textile design, music, performing arts, architecture, pho-tography Application (German or English): • Curriculum vitae • A concrete project that can be completed during the residential period and which has a relation to Bauhaus (approx. two pages). Preferable is also a reference to the foundation’s topic for 2017 “Substance” • A motivation • An artist’s portfolio Closing date for applications: 5 September 2016 • Email (pdf file, max. 5 MB) to pooth@bauhaus-dessau.de Jury: In the autumn of 2016 two artists will be selected for the year 2017. This will be announced on 4 December 2016 on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Bauhaus building. The jury consists of Dr Claudia Perren, director of Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau; Dr Thomas Köhler, director of the Berlinische Galerie; Katja Aßmann, art director of the Urbane Künste Ruhr; Gabi Schillig, professor for three-dimensional design at the Hochschule Düsseldorf – design faculty of the Peter Behrens School of Arts, and Dr Alexia Pooth, research associate of Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau The foundation’s performances: Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau will provide the selected artists with the following for three months: • Living and work space in the Muche/ Schlemmer House • A monthly expense allowance of 1,200 euros • Opportunities for giving presentations and performances and engaging in discus-sions during their stay • Support in their research work, in organising events along with technical assis-tance and public relations activities • Public presentations of their work in the Gropius House at the end of their stay where the work will remain until 2019 The artists‘ obligations: • Purchase of the material required for their work • Medical and indemnity insurance • Visa • Living expenses, provisions With the assistance of Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, the artists are free to apply for addition-al external funding for their stay. Artists-in-Residence time period: The three-monthly Artist-in-Residence stays will take place between April and October 2017 in consultation with the foundation. You are expected to be present in Dessau. Contact: Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau Bauhaus Residenz/ Dr Alexia Pooth Gropiusallee 38 06846 Dessau-Roßlau Tel. +49 340 – 6508 467 pooth@bauhaus-dessau.de http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/de/buehne/bauhaus-residence.html
  • Call for Mini-Papers on Contemporary and Historical Flood Resilient Construction Techniques and Materials

    Dates: 31 – 31 Aug, 2016
    Topic of the mini-papers We are seeking mini-papers on flood resilient construction techniques and materials from around the globe. The techniques and materials featured should be from the near or distant past or focus on contemporary, cutting-edge approaches. Papers that address contemporary approaches should describe case studies that directly affect historic resources or could be applied to historic resources (i.e., existing construction).   Papers should be about 500 to 1,000 words and include the following details: 1. Author(s) name, affiliation, and contact information. 2. Describe the case: at a minimum, this should be the type of building/resource that experienced the flooding event, the date of its construction and major modifications, its location, and the building technique/material examined. 3. A summary of the historical or contemporary construction material and/or technique. 4. A brief description of the event that caused the water inundation. 5. The character and degree of the damage caused by inundation. 6. Recovery and/or repair techniques to address and/or prevent damage. 7. A summary of how resilient the construction technique was to inundation. 8. A minimum of three and a maximum of six photos illustrating one or more of the areas, above. The photos must have a minimum resolution of 1900 x 1200 pixels; 2880 x 1800 pixels or more is desirable. (For the initial submission, low resolution images are required; see below.) 9. Provide captions for all photos and reference them in your text. Indicate authorship for each photo. It is the responsibility for the submitting author(s) to obtain publication permission from the owner of each photo. For instance, a paper on this topic might describe a building, built in 1860, that survived Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the overall performance of its lath and plaster system; a description of traditional, lime plaster finishes and their low solubility in water compared to gypsum-based wall board; that the overall damage was minimal once the wall dried; interventions consisted of the mechanical dehumidifying of the building followed by patches and painting; and a summary that describes how well the system performed in a flooding event compared to contemporary construction. Alternatively, a paper approaching a contemporary construction system/material might describe a building, originally constructed in 1901 in which a contemporary flood vent system was installed in its foundation. Instructions Submissions should consist of a single MS Word, ODF/ODT, or PDF file with the text and the three to six photographs placed in the same file. (Do not submit photographs as separate files.) Reduce the size of the photos to approximately 800 x 600 pixels before placing them in the file in order to make the file size sufficiently small to send via email. If accepted, we will ask for your original text file (if necessary) and full size photos as separate files. Email your single file to historyabovewater@newportrestoration.org.
  • Craft Research Fund

    Dates: 02 Jul – 21 Oct, 2016
    Each year through the Craft Research Fund, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design distributes $95,000 to support research related to Craft, Architecture, Art History, Design History, Material Culture, Decorative Art History, and related fields. Graduate Research grant applications are due September 17, 2016. Project Research and Exhibition Research grant applications are due October 21, 2016. For more information and a link to the application in SlideRoom visit our website .
  • PastForward Conference

    Houston | Dates: 15 – 18 Nov, 2016
    Registration is now live for the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places–PastForward, Nov. 15-18 in Houston, Texas! Visit www.PastForwardConference.org for registration, educational and tour descriptions, speakers, and more. Rates increase after August 1st, so register today! 
  • Call for Proposals: Archeworks Agendas 01

    Chicago | Dates: 01 – 15 Jul, 2016
    Archeworks seeks emerging leaders, change-makers and critical thinkers to submit proposals to present at Archeworks Agendas 01 - a new platform for sharing ideas and projects that inspire change in Chicago and beyond. We are especially interested in work that challenges convention, approaches dilemmas, and/or defines new tools and methods.

    Presentations will be limited to 10-minutes followed by Q+A. The event will culminate with a reception and opportunity to meet others with shared interests. If you would like to present at Archeworks Agendas 01 scheduled for August 18, 2016 from 6-8pm, please submit a short description of your presentation (200 words) and 2-3 supporting images (jpgs) to agendas@archeworks.org by July 15th.  A total of 4-presentations will be accepted and applicants will be notified by July 22nd if their presentation is selected. The lectures will be filmed and made available to the public on archeworks.org after the event.

    Please direct all questions to agendas@archeworks.org.
     
  • Lenses on a Landscape Genius

    London | Dates: 01 Jul – 25 Aug, 2016
    Lenses On A Landscape Genius brings together leading photographers to explore and celebrate the work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. This unique exhibition is curated as part of the year-long Capability Brown Festival, which marks 300 years since the eminent landscape architects birth. 

    Brown’s impact on the British landscape is immense with an estimated 255 sites across the country that he worked or advised on. His influence reaches further still with international parks, gardens and landscapes inspired by his work. Brown’s design principles continue to be demonstrated in contemporary landscape architecture and garden design.

    This exhibition from The Landscape Foundation and The Building Centre showcases specially commissioned photographs from eminent landscape and garden photographers. 

    The exhibition and associated event programme explores Brown’s extensive landscapes and management systems which were created using 18th Century tools. It reveals the mathematics, engineering, science and artistic skill that went into a commission, and find out how the work is as relevant today as it was 300 years ago.

    Photographers: Andrew Lawson / Joe Cornish / Andrea Jones / Allan Pollok-Morris / Gary Rogers / Derek St Romaine / Matthew Bruce / Gareth Davies / James Kerr / Archie Miles / Gavin Kingcome / Simon Warner / Jacqui Hurst / Stephen Studd / James Smith / Steffie Shields

    This exhibition is part of the 2016 London Festival of Architecture.
  • Across the Great Divide: A Graduate Student Colloquium

    Dates: 02 Jul – 01 Nov, 2016
    CFP: California Design Consortium Across the Great Divide: A Graduate Student Colloquium University of California, Berkeley Saturday – Sunday, 11-12 March 2017 The colloquium is open to all graduate students in accredited masters or doctoral programs in the United States and abroad, whose primary research concerns the architecture, landscape architecture, and design of the western United States. Up to twelve students will be invited to present twenty-minute papers related to their master’s thesis or dissertation. A senior scholar will respond to each cluster of presentations. Papers (2,000 words) must be submitted electronically in MsWord format, and should include the full text and representative images. A cover sheet with the student’s name, academic affiliation and level, postal address, telephone number, and email address should precede the paper. Participating students will receive hotel accommodation for up to three nights and funding toward travel expenses determined on an individual basis. A reception will follow the colloquium. Deadline: 1 November 2016 Papers should be sent to: CDCBerkeley@gmail.com and must be received no later than midnight Pacific Standard Time. For further information email: CDCBerkeley@gmail.com Conveners: Greg Castillo, Waverly Lowell, Andrew Shanken, Marc Treib
  • Visual Resources Association Foundation Internship Award

    Dates: 30 Jun – 31 Jul, 2016
    The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the fourth VRAF Internship in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. A complete description of the internship and application instructions are available at: http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/grants/internship_award/. Applications are due on July 31, 2016.
  • NYCDH Digital Humanities Graduate Student Project Award

    New York City | Dates: 30 Jun – 15 Aug, 2016
    We are pleased to announce our third annual cross-institutional NYCDH digital humanities graduate student project award. We invite all graduate students attending an institution in New York City and the metropolitan area to apply by Monday, August 15, 2016.

    First prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1000. Two runner-up positions will receive $500 each. All three winning proposals will have the opportunity to receive support from one or more of the many centers affiliated with NYCDH. Winners will also receive exposure on our site and through our social media outlets.

    Project proposals can be submitted by individuals or teams. In the case a team wins, the prize is to be divided among the team members equally. We are accepting proposals for projects in early or mid stages of development.

    All applications should include a clear description of your project, how it falls into realm of the digital humanities, a timeline for the project work, and a transparent, itemized explanation of your funding requirements. For more details, see the Graduate Student DH Project Award page on our website.

    We encourage prospective applicants to contact us to talk about your proposal before you submit. To set up an appointment, send us an email at nycdigitalhumanities@gmail.com.

    Proposals will be judged by a committee selected from the NYCDH Steering Committee. The winners will be chosen based on their intellectual contribution, innovative use of technology, and the clarity of their work plan.

    To learn more, visit our award information page: http://nycdh.org/nycdh-student-project-award
     
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