17 september 2013
Hej! Aktuellt på skolan: Nästa tisdag håller Andreas Nobel slutseminarium inför doktorsexamen. Nu på torsdag högre semianrium med Brady Burroughs. Samma kväll föreläsning av Sune Nordgren. Utställning i entrén med åk 3:s arbeten efter kursen Världsarkitektur, formgiven av Björn Ehrlemark. Se nedan information om forskningsseminarier, konferenser, föreläsning, bokrelease, stipendier och bidrag till tidskrifter. Hälsningar Gertrud Olsson
SLUTSEMINARIUM INFÖR DOKTORSEXAMEN
Titel: Utställningen KöttAnde – möbler gjorda i bågsvarv och manuset Det ena utesluter det andra – text som hinder för kunskap inom rumsgestaltning och formgivning
Respondent: Andreas Nobel
Opponent: Mats Rosengren, professor i Retorik, Södertörns Högskola + Anders Johansson, prodekan Arkitekturskolan, KTH
Tid: Tisdag 24 september, kl. 15.00-17.30
Plats: Konstfack, utanför biblioteket.
Huvudhandledare: Helena Mattsson
Bihandledare: Katja Grillner och Gunilla Bandolin
För textmaterial, kontakta Andreas Nobel: email@example.com
Thursday 19th September, 12:00–14.00
Brady Burroughs will present and discuss an article under preparation for Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. The material can be requested from Brady Burroughs or Daniel Koch <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>. The seminar will be at the School of Architecture, exact location TBA. While the higher seminars form a core course in the Doctoral Programme in Architecture, the seminars are open for interested participants.
Sune Nordgren – KIVIK ART CENTRE
Torsdag 19 september kl 18.00, Stora Auditoriet, Arkitektur- och Designcentrum, Exercisplan 4
Sune Nordgren: Konstnär, grafisk formgivare, bokförläggare och kritiker. Därefter i tur och ordning chef för Malmö Konsthall, IASPIS i Stockholm, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art i Gateshead samt Nationalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design i Oslo. Sedan 2007 projektledare för Kivik Art Centre där han jobbat med arkitekter som Snöhetta, David Chipperfield, Matti Suuronen, Petra Gipp och Gert Wingårdh. I kvällens föreläsning kommer Sune att berätta både om filosofin bakom Kivik Art Centre och om hur detta projekt rönt så stor uppmärksamhet, och om hans framtidsvisioner. Arrangeras av Stockholms Arkitektförening i samarbete med Arkitektur- och designcentrum /f.d. Arkitekturmuseet /Ia Hjärre, Boel Hellman, Magnus Ericson
OFFICE KERSTEN GEERS DAVID VAN SEVEREN
Torsdag 26 september kl 18, Gästrikegatan 20
OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen är ett ungt belgiskt kontor kända för bland annat "After the party" - paviljongen vid Venedigbiennalen 2010 (tilldelades Silver Lejonet). De har genomfört flera byggnader, scenografier och urbana studier. Kontoret fokuserar på exakta rumsliga förslag - formella kompositioner utan retorik. Detta är en bokstavlig arkitektur som syftar till en fenomenologisk upplevelse, ibland trots programmets krav. Språk: Föreläsningen hålls på engelska. http://www.officekgdvs.com/
PLANNING PROCESSES FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN FORM, 7–8 November 2013, Karlskrona, Sweden. The Research Seminar, organised by The Swedish School of Planning at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), will focus on sustainability, urban form strategies, compact city theories, policies and practices - the role of planning in these. The compact city has been advocated as a more sustainable urban form - but it has also been citicized for its environmental and social impacts. Planning Processes for Sustainable Urban Form will question, discuss and debate whether and to what extent cities can be made sustainable only by using urban form strategies. In the hope of shedding some light on the processes of planning and the production of sustainable urban forms The Swedish School of Planning have invited international researchers and experts in the area to participate in the seminar. PhD-students are also invited to submit abstracts and present papers at the seminar at one of two parallel workshops, themed Urban transformations and dynamisms – Theory and practice, and Governance and planning. Keynote speakers include: Prof Ali Madanipour, Newcastle University (UK); Prof Anne Vernez Moudon, University of Washington (US); Prof Simin Davoudi, Newcastle University (UK); Assoc Prof Karine Dupre, Griffith University (Australia); and Asst Prof Akkelies van Nes, TU Delft (Netherlands). Members of the School’s Advisory Board will also participate: Prof Peter Larkham, Birmingham City University (UK); Prof Stefanie Dühr, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands); Prof Halina Dunin-Woyseth, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (Norway); Dr Kaj Noschis, EPFL (Switzerland); Dr Ingrid Appelbom Karsten, Plan- og Bygningsetaten Oslo (Norway); and Olov Schultz, National Board of Housing, Building and Planning (Sweden). Accepted PhD students are offered free participation in the seminar, as well as free accommodation (shared rooms, youth hostel) and meals during the workshop. The deadline for submitting abstracts and registering is 20 September 2013. Register by sending an abstract to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Accepted doctoral students are notified by 30 September 2013. Abstracts should be 300-500 words in length and set out the topic as well as method of investigation and (when possible) final or preliminary conclusions. The number of places at the seminar is limited. Participating PhD students need to cover their own travel expenses to/from Karlskrona. For questions, please contact email@example.com
URBAN HERITAGE SEMINAR SERIES: HERITAGE AS COMMON(S) – COMMON(S) AS HERITAGE The subject matter of this seminar series is to put focus on sharing – as space and place, as social imaginary, as practice – and to explore its imperatives. Seminar Sept. 19, 16-18.30 Venue: HDK Lilla Hörsalen, Kristinelundsgatan: Mattias Kärrholm & Tim Edensor Guest auditor: Vanja Larberg, architect/undersökande arkitekt, S2020. We have invited scholars that are eager to contribute to an exploration and a discussion of the subject field. The format of the seminar is an experiment which scaffolds this aim: every seminar holds an external scholar of our choosing, and this scholar has picked yet another guest of her/his choosing. Both scholars are invited to present a paper that concerns the theme and to discuss each other’s papers. Space will be given for reflections from the audience (and for coffee etc. & snacks). Afterwards both papers will be published together with Reflections from a special guest auditor. Mattias Kärrholm invited, Prof., Urban Studies, Dept of architecture and built environment, University of Lund/ Malmö. Research interests: issues of public space, architectural theory, urban morphology, urban design, actor network-theory and retail environments http://forskning.mah.se/en/id/immakar http://www.urbanastudier.lth.se/kontakt/mattias_kaerrholm/ Timothy Edensor guest of invited, Dr. School of Science & TheEnvironment, Div. of Geography & Environmental Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, Research interests: Spaces of tourism, National identities, Industrial ruins and wasteland, Urban and rural cultures, Materiality, Ordering and notions of disorder, Cultural memory, Geographies of rhythm and rhythmanalysis, Landscapes of Illuminationhttp://www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/staff/staffbiog/default.asp?StaffID=356 Context. In times of extensive privatization of urban space and of welfare institutions, the theme of the seminar is provocative. It is provocative not only because of the statement being made with this focus, but also because the “commons” here will be put in the perspective of heritage. Cultural heritage, although in and of itself an infinite and seamless notion, has seldom been put in relation to “commons” -- the negotiated, competed, challenged and variable social areas of sharing that throughout history have been offering various kinds of alternatives to processes of privatization, segregation, partition and separation. Other way around, cultural heritage as such, is one of few contemporary notions that may provoke and complicate current simplified and homogenized understandings of the past. The subject matter of Heritage as common(s) – Common(s) as heritage is thus to put focus on sharing – as space and place, as social imaginary, as practice – and to explore its imperatives. Issues that can be addressed are for example: Urban commons: places and spaces / Governing and scaling the commons / Conflicting meaning of heritage commons /Ecology of commons / Discursive and non-discursive aspects of the common / Transformation of urban commons / The co-production of urban commons (knowledge, skills, objects, things, networks etc) / The commons of public welfare institutions / Common imaginaries and shared facticities / Erased and forgotten commons / Activism and commons / Origins, varieties and species of urban commons. Next seminar Oct 23:Invited: Kenneth Olwig, prof. Guest: Patricia Johnson, artist Guest auditor: Staffan Schmidt, PhD Senior Lecturer, MAH, artist. The seminars are part of the Heritage Initiative at the University of Gothenburg www.criticalheritagestudies.gu.se/research/urbanheritage, and are held at The Department of Conservationor at The School of Design and Craft (HDK). The location will be announced in relation to each seminar. More dates and names will follow. You are most welcome to share the invitation. -- To register or to get more info mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
CIVITAS ATHENAEUM LABORATORY (CAL) proudly presents the X3 Seminars on Current Urban Planning & Design – Urban Development Challenges. http://www.kth.se/en/abe/om-skolan/organisation/inst/som/avdelningar/urbana-studier/forskning/civitas-athenaeum-laboratory-cal-1.38348 The Civitas Athenaeum Laboratory - CAL Presents X3 Seminar Series on contemporary urban planning & development issues in Stockholm Region and Sweden at Large. These three sessions about current issues will discuss how cities transform over time and why do some cities change in a positive way and some not and what consequences that has for urban & social settings. In articulating new ways of viewing urban areas and how they develop over time, the discussions will touch upon new visions for the cities, transformations of urban fabric and lessons from the past for the immediate futures. All seminars take place at KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Urban and Regional Studies Seminar Room No. 4055 (1st floor), Drottning Kristinas väg 30, Stockholm. As number of places is limited (30), please be there in time to secure a spot. Presentations are in Swedish, while discussion is in Swedish/English.
Sustainable Stockholm är en populärvetenskaplig bok som ger nya tvärdisciplinära insikter om hållbar stadsutveckling. I boken används Stockholm, Europas första ”gröna huvudstad,” som ett exempel för att belysa olika tänkbara utvecklingsvägar inom hållbar stadsutveckling. Boken sammanför författare från ett flertal vetenskapliga discipliner på KTH. Boken är tänkt att vara intressant både för praktiker och forskare inom stadsbyggnadsfältet.“For anyone who wants to understand the critical role of Stockholm in advancing urban sustainability this book is essential reading. With its wide disciplinary coverage and clear historical perspective this collection of essays provides new insights into environmental policy making.” – Matthew Gandy, Professor of Geography at University College London and Director of the University College of London Urban Laboratory, 2005-2011 Fredag den 27 september bjuder vi in dig till ett releasemingel för boken. Se mer information om upplägget av kvällen i bifogad inbjudan. Om du har några frågor kontakta firstname.lastname@example.org, KTH Stadsbyggnadsakademin
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE TODAY – ACTORS, INSTITUTIONS, COMPLEXITY, Ph.D. Course (3 ECTS), 14-18 October 2013, Kemicentrum, Gettingevägen 60, 222 41 Lund, Sweden. Fariborz Zelli, Dept of Political Science, Lund University. Guest Lecturers: Mathias Zannakis, Dept of Political Science, University of Gothenburg; Tobias Dan Nielsen, Dept of Political Science, Lund University. Learn about: State of play in major negotiations (Rio+20, UN climate summits); Major political dimensions (actors, institutions, processes); Key concepts (governance, sustainable development, etc.); Overlaps and boundary issues (trade, security, development); Theories and explanations (power, interests, knowledge, discourses). Since the course addresses an inter-disciplinary audience, the introduction of key concepts and international relations theories will include a few elementary aspects. Students with a more advanced theoretical background in political science will nonetheless benefit from the application of these concepts and theories in a series of simulations and interactive sessions. Apply before 4 October via e-mail to: email@example.com For more information on the course and the registration process, please see: http://www.cec.lu.se/graduate-research-school/courses
TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH – POTENTIALS AND CHALLENGES, 4.5 credits. A transdisciplinary approach has the potential to tackle real-life problems that are complex, context-dependent and defined from different knowledge domains. There are many challanges. Transdisciplinary research has to bridge the gaps, not only between disciplines, but also between academia and society. This course is about how to understand and how to manage transdisciplinarity. Objective: The overall objective is to critically reflect upon the epistemological, theoretical and methodological character of trans-disciplinary research. On completion of the course, participants should have a critical understanding of the weakness and strengths, possibilities and constraints of a trans-disciplinary approach. Hence it is expected that participants will be able to better prepare, plan and operationalise within a research project of this character. Content The course will contain lectures, discussions, and literature seminars. International renowned researchers will be invited to lecture and lead seminars. Part 1 (2 credits). Individual reading of literature and preparing a presentation of an article selected from the literature list in a seminar. Part 2 (1 credit). Lectures and seminars. Part 3 (1,5 credit). Individual essays. Writing a short essay (about 5 pages) on potentials and challenges in transdisciplinary research, based on literature and own experiences. Presentation and discussion at a final seminar. Prerequisites: Accepted as a post-graduate student in landscape planning, rural development, environmental communication or equivalent subject. Post-graduate students within the research school ´Society, Landscape and Land Use´ will be given priority. Examination: Active participation during the intensive four days lectures and seminars including studies of literature and presentation and discussion of an individual task – in all three weeks full time work load (4,5 cred.) Additional information: Schedule 2013: Apply no later than October 10. Individual essays are to be submitted to the course coordinator no later than (1) October 22 and (2) November 3. Lectures and seminars will be on October 23 – 25 and November 14 at the Department of Urban and Rural Development in Ultuna. Responsible department : Dept of Urban and Rural Development, SLU, Uppsala Contact and registration: Rolf Johansson Rolf.firstname.lastname@example.org or Ulla Myhr email@example.com Ulla Myhr, Coordinator for the research school Society, Landscape and Land Use Dept. of Urban and Rural Development, SLU, Ultuna
VISUALIZING THE CONCEPT OF EMPIRE THROUGH ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES, 2014 IMC, University of Leeds (U.K.). Dr. Mónica A. Walker Vadillo from the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville is seeking proposals for 20-minute papers to be presented in two sessions at the 2014 IMC, University of Leeds (U.K.). The sessions will deal with the way in which art and architecture has made the concept of Empire visible and concrete. If interested, please, send a title and 300-word abstract to Dr. Mónica A. Walker Vadillo, firstname.lastname@example.org (alternatively, you can send them to email@example.com) by September 20th.Dr. Monica A. Walker Vadillo, Hite Art Institute, Department of Art History, University of Louisville, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CATCHING THE EYE. ARCHITECTURE, RITUAL AND RELIQUARIES FROM THE LATER MIDDLE AGES THROUGH THE EARLY MODERN CONTEXT OF THE CATHOLIC REFORM, 2014 International Medieval Conference University of Leeds (U.K.), 7-14 July 2014. We would like to invite art historical and interdisciplinary papers on the relation between ritual, reliquary, liturgy, vision and architecture in the late medieval and early modern culture. We are particularly interested in approaches that combine textual, architectural and/or art historical sources and examine reliquaries in a wide variety of settings (monasteries, mendicant and parish churches, cathedrals). Dominique Bauer Faculty of Law/Faculty of Arts, Tiensestraat 41, B-300 Leuven, Belgium, Email: email@example.com
Call for papers: EAHN, European Architectural History Network Third International Meeting, Turin, June 19–21 2014. Abstracts are invited for the sessions and round tables listed below between July 1 and September 30, 2013. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted through the Conference website, along with applicant’s name, professional affiliation, title of paper or position, a short curriculum vitae, home and work addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Sessions will consist of either five papers or four papers and a respondent, with time for dialogue and questions at the end. Each paper should be limited to a 20 minute presentation. Abstracts for session presentations should define the subject and summarise the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The content of that paper should be the product of well-documented original research that is primarily analytical and interpretative rather than descriptive in nature.
EXHIBITING ARCHITECTURE – A PARADOX? J. Irwin Miller Symposium, 3 – 5 October 2013 (Thursday – Saturday), Yale School of Architecture. The ambition to exhibit architecture always entails a paradox: how to exhibit something so large and complex as a building or a city or how to represent something as elusive as an architectural experience that unfolds in space and time? While the story of major museums and their role in shaping the history of modern architecture has been largely told, this symposium will bring together historians, curators and practicing architects to explore how architecture has pushed exhibition as a medium in its own right and how exhibitions have shaped the discipline of architecture by posing questions that are historical, theoretical and critical. Rather than focusing on major historical surveys where the exhibit is treated as a descriptive event, this symposium will focus on exhibitions where architecture is used as the medium, at times becoming architectural reality in its own right. The symposium will also explore the condition wherein architecture itself has come to mimic exhibition and display strategies, making buildings into producers of scenographic sequences and atmospheric affects or, in some cases, into objects on display. Various exhibition techniques and formats that have emerged through experimental architectural exhibitions as well as fertile institutional settings and curatorial practices that have explored alternative modes of public engagement will be explored. Thursday, 3 October, 6:30pm Opening Lecture, Philippe Rahm, Lecture Title: “Atmospherical Cube”, Paul Rudolph Lecture. Friday, 4 October, 11:00am – 6:00pm: Brennan Buck, Craig Buckley, Paula Burleigh, Carson Chan, J.D. Connor, Romy Golan, Ariane Lourie Harrison, Mari Lending, Wallis Miller, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Philippe Rahm, Nina Rappaport, Joel Sanders, David Andrew Tasman, and Mark Wasiuta. 6:30pm, Keynote Address, Barry Bergdoll, Keynote Title: “Out of Site – In Plain View: The Symbiosis Between Exhibiting and Projecting the Modern”, George Morris Woodruff, Class of 1857 Memorial Lecture. Saturday, 5 October, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Carson Chan, Eva Franch, Pamela Franks, Pedro Gadanho, Andres Kurg, Liane Lefaivre, Helena Mattsson, Andrea Philipps, Simon Sadler, Joel Sanders, Léa-Catherine Szacka, Irene Sunwoo, Henry Urbach, Federica Vannucchi, Mirko Zardini.
IDEAS AT WORK: INTELLECTUAL HISTORY GRADUATE CONFERENCE, Graduate School, Arts at Aarhus University, Denmark, 13 December 2013–14 December 2013. An increasing specialization in different branches of intellectual history can obscure the many possibilities of combining insights from aesthetic, scientific, political and literary fields. With this 2-day event we would like to create an environment for fruitful combinations and give graduate and postgraduate students working in the broad field of intellectual history a chance to get to know each other and to present and discuss their work to a wider audience. The conference is organised by and for postgraduates, aiming to offer the opportunity of presenting a fifteen-minute paper in a supportive environment. Our aim is for postgraduates to convene from a wide range of universities and disciplines to discuss our common interests, share experiences and network in a friendly and receptive environment. In addition to the conference part, optional PhD workshops will be organised where pre-circulated papers will be discussed in smaller groups in accordance to the themes of the contributions. Workshops will be chaired by senior scholars. The working language of the event is English. 15 min conference presentation = 1 ECTS point, chairing a conference session = ½ ECTS points, Participation in the workshop = 2 ECTS points. Certificate of participation will be issued upon request. CALL FOR PAPERS: The general theme of the conference is “Ideas at Work”. We want to explore the different ways ideas have functioned, performed, created, shaped, been shaped by, justified and otherwise manifested themselves in practices, institutions, concepts and the material world throughout history. We are very open to inputs concerning session titles, but have made the following preliminary and broad suggestions: Approaching Ideas: Including papers on e.g. method and historiography. Struggling Ideas: Including papers on e.g. legitimation of social, scientific, political as well as economic practices and ideas. Conceptualising Ideas: Including papers on e.g. conceptual changes and contested concepts. Envisioning Ideas: Including papers on e.g. aesthetic ideas, materialising ideas in connection to material culture, or the history of the book. Please complete the Abstract Submission form (pdf) and email to the organizing team by Sunday 6 October 2013: firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper presentations can be no longer than 15 minutes, and sessions no longer than 2 hours total. Abstracts for single 15 minute papers should be c. 200 words. Participation in the workshop part of the event on Saturday 14 December is optional and will require submission of a work-in-progress paper of 3-5000 words by Friday 15 November 2013 to be circulated before the event. Further details will be given upon submission of abstract. Proposals for themed sessions and workshops are also welcome, for which we will require a 400 word summary along with the names of those involved and the suggested length (maximum two hours).The conference is organised by the Theology, History of Ideas, and Philosophy programme, Graduate School, Arts, in collaboration with the Research Programme for Philosophy and Intellectual History, Department of Culture and Society.
HISTORIES AND MEANINGS OF OPPOSITION FROM 1968 TO THE PRESENT, January 16-17, 2014, Aalborg University, Denmark. A conference of the Research Group in International Studies www.dissent.aau.dk Globalization, post-9/11 politics and the post-2008 financial crisis have all birthed modes and histories of opposition and dissent, be they dissent from global political-economic systems or opposition to ranges of international authoritarian regimes. Contemporary dissent, however, oft-draws from forms and imaginations of earlier modes of protest, be they student protests from the late ‘60s onward, the peace movement in the same period, the anti-nukes movement of the 1980s or the anti-Apartheid movement spanning the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Still, dissent takes other historical forms: individual critiques of “actually existing” socialist systems, be they civil rights based critique from individual figures such as Sakharov or Rostropovich (or Solzhenitsyn’s nationalist-culturalism), media-driven dissent, such as the political magazine Mladina’s criticisms of the Yugoslav regime in the late 1980s and early 1990s or the voices of “everyday” social actors, such as the Damas de Blanco in Cuba. In a historical period encapsulating the last decades of the Cold War and an unfolding twenty-first century, dissent and social opposition undergo and have undergone redefinition within the confines of modern and contemporary culture. Dissent!: Histories and Meanings of Opposition from 1968 to the Present addresses these issues with history and theory in dialogue. The conference seeks to reveal dissent in its ideological, social and political diversity. The conference seeks to comprehend dissent as “owned” not by one counter-cultural or ideological position, but via broad pastiches of global movements and ideas. The conference seeks to address socio-political opposition as contextually responsive and historically diverse. Moreover, Dissent! seeks to examine dissidence in a period where late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries do not necessarily “break” (typically around 1989), but rather provide genealogies of acts warranting comparison, narrativization, theorization and representation under the heading of “social and political opposition.” The conference thus calls for papers falling within the following areas: Histories of dissident acts or movements from 1968 to the present; New theorizations of dissent and socio-political opposition; Representations of dissent from 1968 to the present, and discussion of their historical context; Genealogies of dissident and oppositional socio-political movements from 1968 to the present; Dissent and ideology; what are and have been dissenting political positions in recent history (since ’68) and in what contexts?; and Education and dissent: what challenges are posed teaching either histories or theories of dissent in institutions of higher education? All inquiries and abstracts should be sent to Ben Dorfman <email@example.com>
URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND CIVIC IDENTITIES, EAHN Lisbon, Portugal 2014, September 3–6 2014, Abstracts due Oct.15, 2013. Architectural historians, urban historians and other scholars interested in the formation of the modern city have devoted significant attention to the monumental expression of major transportation systems (such as railroads and subways) in the form of grand train stations, artfully designed subway entrances and underground stations. More recently scholars interested in infrastructure and the city have concentrated on the tensions between the notion of ‘Commons’ and the extent to which the provision of public services is determined by public and private funding. However little attention has been devoted to the ways in which architects, engineers, and others gave visual form to and negotiated the often mundane but essential functional elements of transportation networks (viaducts, ventilation shafts, switching stations, signage, tiling) as well as those of other systems (waterworks, sewerage, gas, telegraph, electricity, cell-phones), each contributing to qualifying the experience of the modern city. This session invites papers that explore how and to what extent architects, engineers, designers and those involved in the conception and construction of these systems have participated in debates about the appropriate role of infrastructure in shaping the form and character of urban landscapes from the nineteenth century to the present day. To what extent did aesthetic, political or symbolic concerns influence their design? How have changing attitudes toward these systems and the technologies they employ determined their urban presence? How and to what extent, intentionally or accidentally, do these systems participate in the shaping of civic identities or even the representation of civic life? Please send abstracts of c.300 words, in English or French, via the EAUH2014 website by 15 October 2013. We will give preference to papers with an international comparative perspective. Lucy M. Maulsby (USA) - Northeastern University (Boston, Ma) Carlos Lopez Galviz (United Kingdom) - School of Advanced Study, University of London. Lucy M. Maulsby, Northeastern University, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.eauh2014.fcsh.unl.pt/index.php?conference=conference&schedConf=eauh2014
2–ICAUD, The Department of Architecture at Epoka University, welcomes participants to the second International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design (ICAUD), to be held on 8–10 May, 2014 in Tirana, Albania. Building upon the success of the first ICAUD, the conference promises a wide range of topics on architecture and urban design and an international audience of academics and practitioners from around the world. The 1-ICAUD provided an international forum for knowledge exchange where 244 scientific papers and posters were presented by academics from 50 different countries. All contributions were reviewed from a scientific committee consisting of internationally acclaimed scholars. The keynote speakers comprised internationally renowned academics and local policy makers and the conference was saluted by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Transport and Public Works of Albania and the Mayor of Tirana. More information at http://icaud.epoka.edu.al/2014/category-welcome-to-2-icaud-604.html Abstract submission deadline: November 1, 2013.
STIAS FELLOWSHIPS FÖR SVENSKA FORSKARE
Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study STIAS i Sydafrika är ett fristående men med Stellenbosch University nära lierat forskningsinstitut vid vilket framstående forskare inbjuds att vistas 1–3 månader eller mer. Institutet har en egen relativt ny byggnad helt finansierad av Marianne och Marcus Wallenbergs stiftelse MMW. Det kan ta emot 20 forskare samtidigt. Var och en får ett eget kontor. Bostad ordnas inom gångavstånd. En gång i veckan ordnas ett gemensamt seminarium. Man förväntas närvara vid detta och i den gemensamma lunchen varje dag, i övrigt disponerar forskarna helt sin tid – tanken är att man här i en stimulerande miljö ska få tid att ostört arbeta med sin egen forskning. Hemsida: http://stias.ac.za/ MMW finansierar fellowships vid STIAS för svenska forskare. Fellows ska vistas vid STIAS minst en månad, gärna 3 månader eller mer, men det behöver inte vara sammanhängande. Bidraget för vistelsen täcker flygresa, kost och logi. Fellowships vid STIAS erhålls genom inbjudan från STIAS ledning, men MMW kan nominera svenska forskare för inbjudan. Intresserade uppmanas kontakta professor Kåre Bremer, email@example.com, telefon 0733-669169.
ÅNGPANNEFÖRENINGENS FORSKNINGSSTIFTELSE DELAR UT FORSKNINGSANSLAG OCH STIPENDIER: Stiftelsen beviljar stipendier för examensarbeten utomlands och till doktorander eller disputerande för presentation av forskningsresultat vid internationella konferenser. Ansökningar om STIPENDIER insänds i ett exemplar senast den 30 september 2013 med användande av särskild blankett för stipendieansökan. Information om Stiftelsen och dess verksamhet finns på Internet www.aforsk.se
STIFTELSEN LARS HIERTAS MINNE: Bidrag till enskilda forskare. Stiftelsen tar emot ansökan från enskilda forskare till projekt inom alla ämnesområden. För närvarande utdelas c:a 6 miljoner kronor årligen till vetenskapliga ändamål, vanligen fördelade på anslag i storleksordningen 5.000-50.000 kronor. Den föreslagna finansieringen bör avse omkostnader för projektets genomförande. Stiftelsen lämnar endast engångsanslag och binder sig inte för fortsatt stöd. Samma sökande kan tilldelas anslag vid högst tre tillfällen. Tryckningsbidrag till doktorsavhandlingar beviljas endast i undantagsfall. Ansökningar skall ha kommit Stiftelsen tillhanda senast kl. 16.00 den 1 oktober. Mer information: <http://www.larshiertasminne.se/>
Knut och Alice Wallenbergs stiftelse JUBILEUMSANSLAGET – yngre forskare
Ansökan om resebidrag kan sökas när som helst under året. Ansökan får ej ske retroaktivt. Ansök i god tid före resan. Ansökan om resebidrag ska ställas till rektors kansli och inlämnas till Registrator, KTH, 100 44 Stockholm. Efterfrågan på dessa stipendier är mycket stor, varför de totala kostnaderna för en resa inte kan beviljas. I normalfallet ges ersättning endast för deltagarens konferensavgift och kostnad för resa (inte boende mm). Resebidrag ges upp till maximalt 15 000 kr per resa. Upplysningar genom Ulrika Bengtsdotter, tel. 790 7038 e-post firstname.lastname@example.org. I ansökan ska anges: namn, adress, e-mail (dit beslutet ska skickas), personnummer; examen och tjänst vid KTH (skola och avdelning); ändamålet med resan och en kort beskrivning av målsättningen för den forskningsuppgift som resebidraget ska främja; egen aktivitet som föredrag, föreläsningar eller liknande under resan (vilket är en förutsättning för att erhålla stipendium): kostnadsberäkning (i sek) samt uppgift om bidrag erhålls från annat håll; rekommendationsbrev eller tillstyrkan av handledare och/eller prefekt
KNUT AND ALICE WALLENBERG FOUNDATION – young Scientists
Grants may be applied anytime during the year. The application may not be made retroactively. Apply well in advance of the trip. The demand for these scholarships is very large, so the total cost of a trip cannot be granted. In normal cases, compensation is paid only for the participant's conference fees and travel cost (not hotel etc). Travel grants are given up to a maximum of SEK 15 000 per trip. Applications for travel grants should be addressed to the President's Office and submitted to the Registration Office, Royal Institute of Technology, Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm. For further information please contact Ulrika Bengtsdotter, +46 8 790 7038, e-mail email@example.com.
The following information needs to be included in your application: Name, address, e-mail address and social security number; Degree, position at KTH (school and department); Purpose of the trip and your activity during the conference as presentation, posters etc. (which is a condition for obtaining a scholarship); Budget (in SEK); Letter of recommendation from your supervisor.
FRANKLIN RESEARCH GRANTS from the American Philosophical Society. Scope: Since 1933, the American Philosophical Society has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2012–2013 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded $435,000 to 85 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year’s competition. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus. Special Programs Within the Franklin Research Grants APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London: In collaboration with the British Academy, the APS offers an exchange postdoctoral fellowship for a minimum of one and a maximum of two months’ research in the archives and libraries of London during 2014. This award includes travel expenses between the United States and the United Kingdom and a monthly subsistence paid by the APS. Candidates should specify that they are asking for the British Academy Fellowship and apply by October 1; applicants not selected for the British Academy Fellowship will be considered for a Franklin Research Grant. APS/Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh: In collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh, the APS offers a visiting fellowship of between two and four months for research in Edinburgh in the calendar year 2013 in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences. To maximize the benefits of the fellowship, applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule their visit to overlap with one of the two main teaching semesters (January–March and September–December). This award includes travel expenses between the United States and the United Kingdom, a private office, library and research facilities at the IASH, and a monthly subsistence paid by the APS. Travel expenses and the monthly subsistence amount will not exceed a maximum of $6,000. Candidates should specify that they are asking for the IASH Fellowship and apply by October 1; applicants not selected for the IASH Fellowship will be considered for a Franklin Research Grant. Further information about the IASH, including current research themes, is available at http://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/. Eligibility: Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. Independent scholars and faculty members at all four-year and two-year research and non-research institutions are welcome to apply provided that all eligibility guidelines are met. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad. Foreign nationals not affiliated with a U.S. institution must use their Franklin awards for research in the United States. Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years. Awards: Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000. Grants are not retroactive. Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Franklin grants are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors. Deadlines: For applications and two letters of support: October 1, 2013, for a January 2014 decision for work in February 2014 through January 2015; and December 2, 2013, for a March 2014 decision for work in April 2014 through January 2015. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all materials, including the required two letters of support, reached the Society on time; contact Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429. Requirements: Reports are due no later than one month after completion of the work for which the award was made. Instructions will be provided with notification of an award. Application: Access to the online application is available at www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin.
SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE [Arts] Special Issue
Prof. Dr. Volker M. Welter is serving as Guest Editor for a special issue of the online, open access journal, Arts (http://mdpi.com/journal/arts). We would like to announce this opportunity for you to submit an article to this new special issue entitled SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE. The deadline for submission is 31 December 2013, but you may send your manuscript at any time before then. All submissions are peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published immediately. If you plan to contribute, please send a short abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Planned papers will be listed on the following Special Issue website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/arts/special_issues/sustainable_architecture For quite some time now sustainability has been an important paradigm in architecture. Yet in contrast to Modernism and Postmodernism, for example, which rather quickly created memorable designs and agreed upon conceptual parameters, sustainable architecture seems to struggle to define itself through exemplary, identifiable buildings, images, and ideas. Depending on time, place, and architect or author, sustainability in architecture can mean the renewal of Modernism, the return of traditional ways of building, the continuous innovation of materials, technology, and construction methods, the reorganization of human life along collective lines, or a path to individual salvation. Accordingly, is sustainable architecture an architectural practice, a method, a style, a social, economic, or even aesthetic principle? How can sustainable architecture be defined other than as in reaction to existing ecological problems, especially when considering that mankind may face ecological issues that are still unknown? Looking back at decades of experiments and sustainable buildings, do the efforts amount to a history of sustainable architecture with recognizable patterns and emerging questions worthwhile the attention of the historian? Or is all that remains a collection of discarded, even if quaint designs? Contributions are invited that critically analyze sustainable architecture from historical and contemporary perspectives while addressing questions as those outlined above and issues of comparable focus. Papers on any period, geographical area, and type of architecture, and of any methodological approach (including biographies of protagonists of sustainable architecture) will be considered, except those that specifically discuss contemporary technical solutions to current ecological problems. This Special Issue will be fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations as indicated by several studies. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication is fully waived per accepted article. Please visit the Instructions for Authors before submitting a manuscript: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/arts/instructions/. Manuscripts should be submitted through the online manuscript submission and editorial system at http://www.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload/.
CfP: Volume 3 APPLIED GEOMETRIES: International Journal of Interior Architecture and Spatial Design [http://www.iijournal.org/call-for-entries/]
Meg Jackson + Jonathon Anderson _ editors Geometry has always informed the process of design, serving as both as an inspiration and generator of space. More recently, the spatial design fields have increasingly engaged applied geometries in the analysis and optimization of the manufacturing and construction processes. As evidenced through the historical avant-garde interior architectures of Gaudi, Saarinen, and Fuller, the performative potential of geometry is nothing new, yet recent investigations have begun to challenge conventional practices by expanding the potential for complexity in design. Contemporary advances in the design process, largely due to digital technologies, continue to challenge the means and methods of architecture through emerging hybrids of advanced geometry. While technological innovation has transformed the spatial and formal opportunities of designers, the unique context of architecture, as well as its humanist and social agencies, continues to challenge the fantastical potential of alternative geometries. It is within this relationship – at the interstitial space between architecture and geometry — that we position the theme of our next issue of ii. Applied Geometries, ii journal’s third issue, requests papers and projects that explore geometric advancements in relation to interior architecture and spatial design. For this issue, we are not only interested in the use of complex computational design, advanced tectonics, fractal, differential, parametric, and algorithmic geometric practices, but also in the exploration of natural, biological, historical, cultural, sacred, and anthropometric influences in pattern-making generated through mathematical rigor. The journal seeks work that leverages the role of applied geometries as an active performer in the conceptualization, design, and production of interiors, spatial design, and light-mobile-architectures. Volume 3 of the ii journal will gather exemplary projects — historical and contemporary, theoretical and realized — that engage design complexities which evolve the relationship of geometry to interior architecture and spatial design. In addition, this issue seeks to explore new techniques, processes, materials, and technologies which are privileged toward advanced geometries. Applied Geometries will reveal contemporary developments in design education, scholarship, theory, research, and practice relative to the exploration of advanced geometries and their influence on emerging materials, tectonics, space, and technologies. As always, we are particularly interested in cross-disciplinary research and collaborations, including but not limited to, fashion, furniture, industrial design, architecture, performance, film, event design, biology, responsive design, the social sciences, and the arts. Schedule: 12 January 2014 _ paper submission deadline ; February 2014 _ paper selections announced; March 2014 _ final edits due Fall 2014 _ journal printed. All submissions should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
100 44 Stockholm