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ENHSA: "Architectural Education and the Reality of the Ideal: Environmental design for innovation in the post-crisis world" Call for Papers
Napoli, Italy from 3 to 5 October 2013
ENHSA Thematic Network is delighted to announce the second conference in its series on teaching environmental design to architects. The first, held two years ago in Cyprus, was entitled "Teaching a new Environmental Culture: The Environment as a question of Architectural Education." It focused on the way schools of architecture in Euripe embrace the contemporary concern that architecture should be environmentally conscious and sensitive. It investigated the manner in which environmental issues have become part of school curricula, and explored the pedagogical approaches that schools implement to ensure that knowledge and skills adequate for these issues are passed on to students. Methods for integrating the environment into the design studio were investigated that could support the profile needed of a graduate capable of creating environmentally sensitive architecture. In short, the first event focused on the structure of environmental education. The second will be primarily oriented towards the content of this education. For a list of themes, speakers, requirements and timetable as well as updates, please visit http://www.enhsa.net/Environment2013/ .
Call for Proposals for the symposium: “A Critical Rediscovery of the Northern Rockies”
Symposium Date: Saturday October 12th 2013
Symposium Location: Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
The College of Arts and Architecture at Montana State University (MSU) is sponsoring a one-day symposium entitled “A Critical Rediscovery of the Northern Rockies” on October 12, 2013. We are interested in all perspectives on regionalism and encourage proposals from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. The symposium is intended to engage the variety of disciplinary practices that contribute to our understanding of where we live and how the Northern Rockies informs our research and creative work. The symposium will investigate the possibilities of regionalism and sense of place, and engage in MSU’s goal of furthering interdisciplinarity across campus. We are looking forward to receiving proposals for scholarly papers as well as exhibitions and performances in many media. 2013Abstracts of Proposals due May 24, 2013. Proposals should include a title, list of authors/presenters, contact information, a short C.V. and a 1-page abstract. Please send proposals to: Professor Ralph Johnson [email@example.com] or Teaching Professor Barry Newton [firstname.lastname@example.org]. For more information please link to: http://www.arch.montana.edu/pages/news/news.php
ARCC/EAAE 2014 International Conference: "Beyond Architecture: Intersections & Connections"
University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Feb 12-15, 2014
Our increased awareness of the multiplicity of the deep and broad connections between mental, physical and metaphysical constructs leads us to rethink the autonomy and insularity of disciplinary structure. Considering that the formation, naming development, and institutionalization of disciplines have, and have had, pragmatic, political and instrumental purposes, it now appears that such applications are also limiting in a world demanding more interconnectivities and transactions. In the conference, we investigate: why is a new transformed structure of thinking and practice emerging now? What forms should a restructured knowledge and praxis take in the re-disciplining of architecture? What benefits might arise from such new constellations of thought and action? What might we lose, or forget? What is the impact for the future profession and body of architecture? For more information and topics, visit: www.arch.hawaii.edu/arcc-eaae2014
BTES: 2nd Emerging Educator Award call for Nominations
BTES is announcing its second Emerging Educator Award in this call for Nominations. This biannual award recognizes demonstrated excellence in teaching performance and innovation during the formative years of an architectural teaching career in building technology education. Please see detailed description: http://www.btesonline.org/news.html#emerging. Faculty submissions should convey how their teaching in the specialty areas of construction methods and materials, structural systems, or other building science and technology subject disciplines have broken new ground and inspired student engagement in building technology and its impact on architectural design. All material must be submitted by May 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm EDT, to Michele Chiuini, MCHIUINI@bsu.edu. It is expected that the recipient either presently BE a BTES member or become a BTES member. The winner is also anticipated to use (part) of the award to attend our Biannual Conference that is being held this July at Roger Williams University where they will make a presentation of their work. We would also like to invite all to participate in the BTES 2013 Conference "Tectonics of Teaching" that is being held from July 11-13, 2013 at Roger Williams University. Registration for the conference is now open: http://www.btesonline.org/Website/BTES2013_ConferenceHome.htm
BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA SPONSORS NATL DESIGN COMPETITION-MONUMENT TO CIVIL RIGHTS FOOTSOLDIERS
In 2013, the city will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 Birmingham Civil Rights Campaign. It will also commemorate its place in world history through: (1.) Completion of the local Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail, a system of more than 200 interpretive signs with life-sized photographs of the movement inserted into the streets where the 1963 Campaign occurred in five districts citywide; (2.) Launch a regional Civil Rights/Kinship Cities Traveling Exhibition, called "Taking History to the Streets," designed to stimulate cultural heritage tourism among Southern cities that played integral roles in the overall Movement; and (3.) Deliver "Empowerment Week" starting September 11, 2013 with a National Conference on Civil Rights called “50 Scholars Speak on the 50th” and ending September 15, 2013, with the 50th commemoration of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church and the display of the winning entry for this Design Competition. Additionally, more than 70 cultural, church and civic organizations have planned a year long series of events ranging from music, dance, art, theater, film, education, politics and economics. For more information please go to the 2013 commemorative website: www.50yearsforward.com to see the yearlong list of special events in Birmingham. These events celebrate the meaning of 1963, the 50 years since then, and the next 50 years beyond 2013. This National Design Competition for a Monument to Foot Soldiers will also serve a legacy event that honors those who sacrificed for the struggle and celebrate the ultimate triumph of unity and the human spirit.This competition is sponsored by the Mayor William A, Bell,Sr., City Council the Mayor's Office of Grants and Special Projects and the Community Affairs Committee of REV Birmingham. For more information, visit http://www.revbirmingham.org/footsoldiers-monument-national-design-competition/.
The International Symposium on Urbanism, Spirituality & Well Being
Sponsored by the Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Center for Health and Global Environment, and the ACS Forum
The symposium will convene experts in the fields of architecture, landscape design, urbanism, religious studies, public health and other related disciplines to address leading-edge global culture and urbanism issues from contemplative, spiritual, philosophical, design and ethical perspectives. Topics include scholarship on the history of cities and architecture planned according to spiritual motivations or principles; the contemporary built urban environment and the plethora of forces that shape it; and the prospects of future urban life that nurtures meaningful, sustainable, and spiritually inspiring built environments and architecture. How we draw from past and present contexts to cultivate new urban and architectural visions is an imperative that theologians, public health experts, architects and urban designers are well placed to address through philosophical, theoretical and practical considerations and contemplation. This international symposium will focus on the history and potential of the city to spiritually uplift the human spirit, contextualize and symbolize our shared “human condition,” accommodate communal activities and rituals that give meaning to our lives, and provide connections to knowledge and understanding of the transcendent dimension of existence in architecture and the urban setting. The USW Symposium will take place June 6 – 9, 2013 at Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, Massachusetts & Harvard University Divinity School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, visit: http://www.acsforum.org/usw_symposium/.
2013 International PUARL Conference: Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth
November 1-3, 2013
The University of Oregon in Portland – Department of Architecture has just put out a call for papers for the the 2013 International PUARL Conference–Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth, scheduled November 1-3, 2013, in Portland. We are now accepting proposals and abstracts for consideration for this interdisciplinary and international conference. Papers must address one of the conference themes.
The three main themes that will be emphasized in this conference are: Inclusive Urbanism & the Ecosystems of Cities, Building Production for a More Beautiful & Resilient World, (Re)Generative and Emergent Processes More info can be found here: http://puarl.uoregon.edu/images/2013PUARLCallforPapers.pdf
1st Edition Architecture Workshop
In collaboration with the Higher Technical School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Valencia we have created a program that encompasses a study tour about the historical and contemporary Spanish architecture and the assistance to a workshop regarding Spanish architecture, where architects of recognized prestige will discuss the role of the Spanish architecture in the past few decades, and its future in the short and medium term. The program has a duration of 3 weeks, starting June 16th and ending July 5th 2013. The first two weeks we will visit Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Murcia, Cartagena and Valencia studying its universal architecture. On the last week we will attend the workshop in Valencia and visit Alicante and Castellon and their architectural references. The program is aimed at professionals from the world of architecture and has an eminent international character. For more information, please visit:
Station: Pause, Ponder, Play
Accepting applications: DesignInquiry 2013
Location: Vinalhaven, Maine
Program Info: STATION
Be one of 24 inquirers to consider the dimensions of STATION, the “placeness” of contemporary life and work. Spend a week in June making the island of Vinalhaven a hub of diverse creative networks and a junction for productive thinking and making. What are the “stations” of our work, interactions, and play? When our networks are not only local but also regional, global, and frequently virtual, where is activity situated? Do we yearn for both fixity of place and transitory freedom? What are the tensions, if any, between these extremes? The more that mobility is privileged, does place matter less? How might stations--their locations, design, histories, and potential—benefit and/or hamper relationships and professional practices? Email email@example.com for an application.
The Owings Award for Environmental Excellence
The California Architectural Foundation (CAF) is proud to open registration for the 2013 Owings Award for Environmental Excellence. This award recognizes projects by individuals or groups that demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in the reconciliation of nature and the built environment. The winning project will be able to tell a collaborative story of risk-taking and creative thinking that assessed the needs of the community and explored new territory with its integration of built structures and natural systems. While “excellence” is of course an important factor in the consideration of projects, the focus will be on how the “human footprint” integrates the built and natural systems into a seamless whole. CAF, committed to promoting and advancing healthy and sustainable communities through research and education, initiated in 1990 the Owings Award for Environmental Excellence to honor an American Institute of Architects Gold Medalist and key contributor to the development of mid-20th century modern architecture in the United States. Nathaniel Owings (1903-1984), a founding partner of the firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), was particularly concerned that man should live in harmony with nature and that he should build, in Owings’ own words, “in cooperation with nature—not against it.” For more information, please visit natowingsaward.org
ARCHITECTURE IN TRANSFORMATION: HYP Cup 2013 International Student Competition in Architectural Design
Architecture must disappear. Behind the radicalism of this statement lies something crucial for the future of architecture. Architecture as a discipline should no longer think in terms of objects. Walls, facades, structures, are only modalities of architecture, but never its finality. Design comes after. After what? After situations. Architects deal with situations. Architecture should be conceived as an integral part of the landscape. Glass, concrete or metal would in this case no longer be the elements that build architecture, but the territory, as it exists, as we relate to it. One of the commitments of an architect is to overwhelm the observable escalation in the production of contemporary architecture by introducing new situations, dialectic situations and experiences, between inside and outside, free and available spaces in-between what is public and what is private. Sometimes, we make architecture disappear. We make it melt within the territory, blurring the lines between architecture and landscape, between physicality and immateriality, between presence and absence. For more information, please visit: http://hypcup2013.uedmagazine.net/Eg_index.php
WAN AWARDS Civic Buildings Sector
The WAN AWARDS Civic Buildings Sector is now open for entries. As the largest international architectural awards programme, the WAN AWARDS attracts entries from all over the world and provides a global platform to showcase your designs. For the first time this year we are also opening the WAN AWARDS Performing Arts Sector. The opportunity to design a performing space has always been one of the most sought after commissions for an architect. However, the process of creating a space that engages, enthuses and excites is a complex but ultimately rewarding one. We feel that a building that can enrich the experience for performer, audience and technician should also celebrate the architect, consultant and acoustician. The WAN AWARDS provides the perfect platform to get your work firmly into the Limelight. Please take advantage of our Early Registration rate for entries before 31 May 2013
. Simply register below and we'll round up the audience...To find out more, contact Jim Davis on firstname.lastname@example.org
or call +44 (0)1273 201 110. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS 30 JUNE 2013.
Call for applications – International Student Design Competition 2014
The International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC) and UN-Habitat, within the I’m a City Changer initiative, launch open call for proposals for the International Student Design Competition 2014, A Society for All Ages. The Competition invites architecture students around the world to apply their creative talents in developing solutions, which integrate older person into the fabric of the community and fully include them in all social, cultural, and productive activities. The program is aimed at answering future urban challenges: Is it possible to design successful, diversified and multi-generational communities for older adults including aspects of information and communication technology (ICT)? How are older adults fully integrated, connected to and fully engaged in their communities? To enter the competition, an individual or teams of students must register on thewww.international-iccc.org entry form. The entries are due on or before 15 September 2013 and projects must be postmarked by 31 December 2013.
National Humanities Center Fellowship Competition 2014-15
The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2014 through May 2015. Applicants must have doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new PhDs should be aware that the Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. Applicants submit the Center's form, supported by a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project proposal, and three letters of recommendation. A downloadable application form and instructions may be found at theCenter's website. Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by October 1, 2013. Materials may also be requested via e-mail at email@example.com.