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Thursday 26 March 2015  

Elizabeth O'Donnell
Mar 27 at 6:30pm
Rm 315
Foundation Bldg

Elizabeth O'Donnell will discuss her recent trip to Tehran as a member of the jury for the Bamiyan Cultural Centre design competition. The project is a joint effort between UNESCO and the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afganistan.


Image: Buddha niche in Bamiyan Vallery, Afghanistan

Teddy Kofman (AR '13)
Mar 31 at 12pm
RM 715
Foundation Bldg
Lunch Provided
Teddy Kofman regards the academic environment as an exploratory platform that allows him to initiate new interests as well as continue the study of previous ones. Through his past and current work, he aims to produce the conditions through which he can maintain his engagement with issues of the natural and built environments. His presentation will include projects in photography and architecture that examine cities, forests, and the circus. Kofman studied architecture at Tel Aviv University and The Cooper Union. In addition to his work as an independent designer and photographer, he is currently a faculty member at The Cooper Union and Pratt Institute.

Image: courtesy Teddy Kofman

The Photography of Wilfred Thesiger, Charles Butt and Edward Grazda 
On View thru Apr 25
Houghton Gallery
7 E 7th Street, 2nd fl

Presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

"Three Views of Oman is a great example of the dialogue of cultures. Rather than repeating the Orientalist approach that has weakened so many Western studies of Arabic societies, this exhibition builds a new bridge between two civilizations with different histories but shared values."
- Radwan Ziadeh, George Washington University

Collected here for the first time is a history of Oman in images. One of the most developed and stable countries in the Arab world and among the earliest adherents to Ibadi Islam, the sultanate sits along the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. From early days of world trade through the port of Muscat to contemporary engagement with international diplomacy and the West, Oman has always evoked beauty and mystery in equal measure. The Three Views of Oman exhibition reveals the country as its contours emerged over the past seventy years in an intimate portrait through the eyes of the West, as captured in images by English explorer Wilfred Thesiger in the 1940s, British Army major Charles Butt in the 1970s, and award-winning American documentary photographer Edward Grazda in the first decade of this century. The exhibition chronicles the rapid social and physical changes in Oman, as well as the changing nature of photography itself over 60 years. These original photographs have traveled to Oxford and London, England; Grenada, Spain and other destinations; this will be the only presentation in New York City.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 2pm-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-7pm
Exhibition on view: March 11 - April 25, 2015

Image: Installation view


Call for Proposals
Mar 31, 2015, 5pm
The Buckminster Fuller Institute formally announces the Call for Proposals to the 2015 Fuller Challenge. Recognized as "Socially-Responsible Design's Highest Award", the Fuller Challenge invites activists, architects, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, scientists, students and planners from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions to some of humanity's most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy.   

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GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP | Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Deadline: September 19, 2015  learn more ... 
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Thresholds 44 (MIT Department of Architecture) is accepting submissions on the theme of Workspace. Thresholds 44: Workspace seeks to mine how the meanings of and locations for work have been historically and culturally defined, how work transposes earlier notions of labor and craft production, and how the work of artists, writers, architects, designers, and urban planners - alongside managers, psychologists, political leaders, and employees themselves - have been integral in construing the physical and mental conditions of work, rest, and play. Deadline: May 1, 2015  learn more ...

OPEN CALL: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE | Arts Letters and Numbers is welcoming creative thinkers to invest their time in individual, focused and exploratory work at our facilities Upstate, New York in Averill Park near Albany. Our wood and metal shop at the Mill and our Residence next door are now open and active year-round. There are a limited number of private bedrooms and studio spaces available so we encourage residency candidates to apply to the program at least two weeks prior to your intended arrival. Residency durations may be 1 week to 3 months. Deadline: Rolling Basis  learn more ...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The journal Nova Organa is accepting written and visual work that utilizes new and forgotten methods of fiction, critique, and philosophy in the creation of art/architecture theory and thinking. The next issue will use "The Scene" as an epigraph/theme. Deadline: April 15, 2015 learn more ...
DESIGN COMPETITION | ARCH+ Journal announces the international competition "PLANETARY URBANISM - CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT in the Medium of Information Design" open to all architects, designers, artists and students in the fields of architecture and art. The competition is in the context of the UN-HABITAT III Conference awarded by the Journal ARCH+ with the support of the Federal Foreign Office, Germany consulted by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Register by April 30, 2015.  learn more ...

PANEL DISCUSSION & BOOK LAUNCH | Micheal Young will be participating in the discussion "Why Philosophy Alone? Of Objects, Measures, Cultures and the Cosmos" as part of the Treatise Panel Discussion and Book Launch held at the Graham Foundation in Chicago on March 28, 2015. He contributed the publication The Estranged Object as part of the project. learn more ...

PRESENTATION | SITU Studio, where Wes Rozen is partner, presented as part of AIANY Interiors - Speed Presentation/Edition 6 - Material Innovations at the Steelcase Showroom in New York, NY on March 18, 2015.  learn more ...
EXHIBITION | Sarah Burrell's project "Listening Posts" was included in the New Zealand New Performance Festival held at La MaMa E.T.C in New York, NY on March 19-22. learn more ...

EXHIBTION & PUBLICATION | Emmy Mikelson's recent photographic work will be included in the group exhibition After-Image: Contemporary Artists and Photography at Art House Productions Gallery in Jersey City, NJ on April 4 - May 29, 2015 and recent paintings will be published in 491 Magazine.  She has also been selected as a represented artist on the Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA) artist registry.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55) | news | "5 Brilliant Proposals for Toronto's New Ferry Terminal,", March 17, 2015

Mark West (AR '80) | lecture | "CAST," Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, March 16, 2015

Shigeru Ban (AR '84) | news | "On View> Shigeru Ban's humanitarian architecture highlighted by the Dallas Center for Architecture," The Architect's Newspaper blog, March 12, 2015 

David Heymann (AR '85) | author | "Austin, My Middle-Aged City," Houston Chronicle, March 19, 2015 

Jeffrey Hou (AR'90) | co-editor | "Book Launch - Now Urbanism: the Future City is Here," Van Alen Institute, New York, NY, April 10, 2015

SITU Studio (Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, Wes Rozen, Bradley Samuels, all AR '05) | presenters | "AIANY Interiors - Speed Presentation/Edition 6 - Material Innovations," Steelcase Showroom, New York, NY, March 18, 2015

Gia Mainiero (AR '06) | award | Built by Women New York City, Civic category, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, March 2015

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