Tag: Architecture

Call for Papers – Figure and Ornament: Aesthetics, Art and Architecture in the Caucasus region, from 400 to 1650

Call for Papers Figure and Ornament: Aesthetics, Art and Architecture in the Caucasus region, from 400 to 1650 Conference, George Chubinashvili National Research Centre, Tbilisi, the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck-Institut, and the University of Basel Tbilisi, 29 September – 1 October 2011 Deadline for Applications: 31st January 2011 Figure and ornament have generally been considered as opposites. Figurative representations, however, can be ornamented or framed by ornaments, and ornaments are frequently formed by repeated figural motives, such as animals or plants. In fact, ornaments and figures are related in manifold ways and define or articulate pictorial or architectonic spaces, elaborating various aesthetic concepts. The cultures the conference will discuss are not to be seen as given or static units but as having been formed and transformed in relation and interaction with each other. Thus, on the one hand, the conference…

Funding: Winterthur Fellowship

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Winterthur welcomes researchers. Academic, independent, and museum scholars, as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, and objects in literature. Winterthur’s collections are rich and diverse, and we welcome applications that offer fresh approaches to our resources. All applicants are strongly encouraged to search Wintercat, visit Winterthur, and contact staff members to discuss potential research projects. The suitability of a project to Winterthur’s collections is the primary consideration of the fellowship award committee. For further details see the website: http://www.winterthur.org/?p=418

Call for Papers and Panels: Symposium – The Right to the City

Call for Papers, Panels and Presentations Symposium – The Right to the City Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, University of Sydney, Saturday April 9th, 2011 The Right to The City is an exhibition and publishing project cosponsored by Tin Sheds Gallery and Architectural Theory Review. We invite the submission of abstracts proposing papers, panels and creative presentations for a  one-day symposium, investigating connections between art, architecture, planning and activism. The Right to the City takes as its starting point David Harvey’s polemical article, of the same name, that redefined  urban existence as a contested part of modern democracy: ‘The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is, I want to argue, one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights’. Given the perilous environmental predicament we find ourselves in, coupled with our intensifying urbanisation,…

Forum: Hotspots – Culture, Climate and Architecture in Berlin and Melbourne

Hotspots: Culture, Climate and Architecture in Berlin and Melbourne RMIT Gallery in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut Australien and ABC Radio National, warmly invite you to a public forum with leading local and German architects. Peter Mares, presenter of The National Interest, will host this forum examining why Berlin and Melbourne are regarded as the cultural capitals of their countries. What is the urban grounding for such cultural variety? Do  Berlin and Melbourne follow similar urban strategies? What roles do architecture, climate, infrastructure and finance play? Is there a direct relationship between architecture and cultural development? And can architecture be considered as a base as well as a source of inspiration? With Jürgen Mayer H., Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York, and Director of Jürgen Mayer H., Berlin; Claudia Perren, Architect, Curator, and Lecturer for Design, Architectural Theory and History,…

Funding: Visiting Scholar Opportunities at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

Visiting Scholars Program at the Canadian Centre for Architecture The Study Centre announces the 2011-2012 Visiting Scholars Program. The Program welcomes applications from scholars and architects conducting research at post-doctoral or more advanced academic levels. The Study Centre also offers a limited number of Associate Scholars positions to non-stipendiary residential fellows. CCA and CCA Study Centre The CCA is an international research centre and museum founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collections, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on the art of architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today. Inaugurated in 1997, the CCA Study Centre is an international institute for advanced research into all aspects of architectural thought, offering scholars the possibility to pursue a broad range…

Lecture – Catherine Mosbach (Landscape Architect) ‘Kinetic Bonds’

Dean’s Lecture Series 2010 Melbourne School of Design – Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, The University of Melbourne Catherine Mosbach Landscape Architect, Paris kinetic bonds Date: Tuesday 5 October 2010 @ 7pm Venue: Carrillo Gantner Theatre (Basement – Sidney Myer Asia Centre), The University of Melbourne. “The image, capable of producing the effect of strangeness, thus enacts a kind of experiment, by showing us that things are perhaps not what they seem, that it is up to us to see them otherwise and, through this openness, to transform them through imagination, then to make them truly different.” – Maurice Blanchot, L’effet d’étrangeté (1957-1960), L’Entretien infini, 1969. ‘Viewing projects as a juxtaposition of documents and realities, for us they form an iconographic montage of ‘kinetic bonds’. The image that we are proposing here is more of the nature of image…

Miegunyah Lectures on Architecture and Cities- Professor Attilio Petruccioli and Professor Claudio D’Amato Guerrieri

Miegunyah Lectures Melbourne School of Design Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning The University of Melbourne Lecture 1 – Tuesday 17th August Professor Attilio Petruccioli (Head, Department of Civil Engineering and Architectural Science, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy) ‘The Genetics of Walls: Urban DNA and social features’ In the 1950s, Saverio Muratori created the ‘urban typology school’ to study the morphological evolution of the city of Venice through the centuries. This lecture will use the main tenets of Muratori’s theory to read the historic and contemporary fabric of Balkan, Middle Eastern and Central Asian cities. Through the analysis of their structural skeleton, light will be shed on the spatial complexity and social richness of specific urban textures, from Bosnia to Jerusalem, many of which have been scarred by recent events in world history. By reflecting on their cultural value and environmental…

Preserving The Ephemeral – Street Art and Urban Space Forum and Tour

Preserving The Ephemeral Street Art and Urban Space Public Forum+Tour Sunday 22 August, 11am – 1pm Fitzroy and 3.00pm – 5.00pm at the University of Melbourne Preserving the Ephemeral – a collaborative initiative between City of Yarra and The University of Melbourne – is a public forum to discuss the relationship between street art and architecture; the regeneration of urban space; and the merits or otherwise of street art conservation. Program Guided Tour of Melbourne Street Art: Sunday August 22, 11am – 1pm, Fitzroy, $39 per person (Bookings essential contact Anthony White for more information about the bookings). Public Forum: Sunday 22 August 2010, 3.00pm – 5pm, James Hardie Theatre, Architecture Building at The University of Melbourne. Free entry The tour and forum are part of a University of Melbourne three-day conference – Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East…

Conference ‘Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West’

Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West 20, 21 & 22 August, 2010 The University of Melbourne Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West is a conference that investigates modern crossovers between art and architecture in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. It focuses upon encounters between a variety of styles, mediums, and cultures, looking at the inter-relationships between art and architecture in Australia and across the world. Using innovative approaches from a broad range of disciplines, Interspaces will stimulate multi-disciplinary exchange and re-situate non-western art and architecture within the global canon. The conference program includes a public forum on Melbourne’s vibrant street art and talks by experts on historical, cultural and practical questions of art and architecture. Keynote speaker Romy Golan, City University of New York (author of Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe…

Melbourne Open House – Speaker Series

Speaker Series – No 1 Design City! Built Melbourne Melbourne Open House presents two free speakers series in an expanded programme for 2010. Date: Tuesday 6 July 2010 Topic: Design City! Built Melbourne Time: Doors open at 6.00pm and close at 9.00pm Presentations start at 6.30pm sharp Event Location: Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston, St Melbourne 3000 Presented By: Melbourne Open House (MOH) + The Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) Further details: See the MOH website http://moh.org.au/cms-speaker-series/speaker-series-no-1-design-city-built-melbourne.phps This is a unique opportunity for the people of Melbourne to listen to some of our great architects and designers discuss the ideas behind their built works in a relaxed and friendly forum. Each evening eight key speakers will have just 10 minutes to present their work and capture your imagination – come and be inspired Our first speaker series of the season…

Symposium: Alternative Practices in Design: The Collective – Past, Present & Future

Alternative Practices in Design: The Collective – Past, Present & Future 9-10 July 2010 RMIT University, Melbourne The rise of social networking and peer-2-peer technology development, the return of community focused activities (eg. gardens, knitting groups, food cooperatives) and creative collectives across the fields of the visual and performing arts has reawakened the discourse around human capital, flat structures and collectives. In response to this an international Symposium on the theme of the design collective is being convened at RMIT University in July 2010 with participants from Europe, the UK, and Australasia. The Collective offers a powerful model to conceptualise and experience the practice of design. Recent, high-quality research will be presented which uncovers historical and contemporary examples: real, virtual or theoretical; cultural and organisational theories; and, associated collective modes of practice and their ramifications for gender and political activism.…

Architecture and Philosophy: Professor Jane Rendell ‘May Mo(u)rn’

ARCHITECTURE + PHILOSOPHY May Mo(u)rn: A Site-Writing Professor Jane Rendell Time: 6.30pm, Thursday June 10th Venue:  RMIT 8.11.68 (Building 8, 360 Swanston St. Level 11, lecture theatre 68, to the right of the lifts) May Mo(u)rn is a site-writing which takes a collection of abandoned black and white photographs of modernist architectural icons found in a derelict arts and crafts house called ‘May Morn’ as a starting point for a discussion of the modernist project and its socialist ideals. Morn and mourn are homonyms, one suggests a beginning, the other an ending. Morning begins the day, while mourning – in grieving the loss of something or someone – marks an ending. Due to their deteriorating material states, the May Morn house and the paper of the photographs point towards their own disintegration – or endings, yet the buildings contained within…

Reminder: David Saunders Founders Grant Closes Soon

DAVID SAUNDERS FOUNDER’S GRANT The aim of the David Saunders Founders Grant is to foster new research in architectural history and theory. Applications can be made to apply for funds to assist in field-work, archival assistance, printing and reproduction costs in preparation for publication. The award cannot be used to fund conference travel or registration. The Grant will total AUD$2000. More detail in this post http://melbourneartnetwork.com.au/2010/04/19/architectural-history-grant-sahanz-david-saunders-foundation-grant/

Architecture and Philosophy: Lauren Brown ‘Listening and Silence in the built environment’

ARCHITECTURE+PHILOSOPHY Listening and silence in the built environment Lauren Brown Time: 6:30pm Thursday, 27 May 2010 in Venue: RMIT 8.11.68 (Building 8, 360 Swanston St. Level 11, lecture theatre 68, to the right of the lifts). Following her Masters research into sound in the public realm, Lauren will be discussing the act of listening, the changing spaces for quiet and the unchanging need for contemplation in the built environment. Looking at natural, urban and technospaces like the grotto, the cloister, the autobahn and the set of headphones, Lauren will unpack the nature of sound in the public realm and how we listen in contemporary cities. Lauren’s project-based work is influenced by conceptual and installation art practice. Based in Melbourne and (soon to be) Berlin, she is a recent Masters graduate from the RMIT Art in Public Space program. Lauren has…