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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Open CIty: Existential Urbanity
Open City: Existential Urbanity
Edited and designed by Diane Lewis and Daniel Meridor, with Matthew Hitscherich 

Open City builds on the tradition of School of Architecture publications of its pedagogy that has contributed to the international influence of its curriculum. The subtitle "Existential Urbanity" reveals the underlying interest in the neo-realist concepts of the Italian Cinema and its parallels in architecture: the architectural art of cultivating the "text" of an existing place into the significance of the form and use envisioned for an open space and civic institution. Learn More...

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OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | IdeasCity Athens invites thinkers and professionals from around the world to contribute to its immersive and collaborative studio laboratory program by creating provocative cultural strategies designed for practical implementation. Participation in the studio laboratory is determined by an open submission process, and 40 applicants will be selected as Fellows by an international panel of artists and curators. The residency program for IdeasCity Athens, the next edition of the New Museum's high-profile platform that explores the future of cities with arts and culture as driving forces, will take place September 19-24, 2016. The residency program is open to emerging practitioners working at the intersection of urbanism, community activism, art, design, and technology. Deadline: June 15, 2016. Learn More...

DESIGN COMPETITION | New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition. A Philip Johnson-designed masterpiece, the New York State Pavilion was the shining star of the 1964-65 World's Fair, charming millions of visitors who flocked to Queens for the two-year celebration. From its towering "Astro-View" observation decks to the open-air "Tent of Tomorrow," it was unlike anything anyone had ever seen. Fast forward to today. After decades of disuse and deterioration, this one-of-a-kind structure is poised for a dramatic comeback...but as what? Presented by the National Trust and People for the Pavilion, and sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition is an "anything goes" approach to radically re-imagine one of New York City's most iconic buildings and a defining landmark of Queens. Submissions will be judged by a multidisciplinary jury of architects, design experts, elected officials, and Queens community leaders who will select our first place ($3,000), second place ($1,000), and third place ($500) winners. Additionally, the general public will select a fan favorite ($500) Deadline: July 1, 2016. Learn More... 

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE | Challenges of Marginal Habitat in the Contemporary Southern Globe: Resilient Communities. The National Government of Ecuador, through the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, and in collaboration with the Ecuadorian Architect Association, Pichincha Province, invites the international academic community with the purpose to obtain innovative proposals of intervention on human settlements that present common problems for various regions of the world. The competition consists of three different themes prompted to tackle three real problems of the Ecuadorian popular habitat, which are: human settlement in mangrove ecosystems in the Gulf of Guayaquil, settlements located in areas of vulnerability and risk in the vicinity of the Tungurahua Volcano and housing solutions in marginal urban settlements in Guayaquil's Estero Salado. Deadline for Proposals by theme: July 6, 7 and 8, 2016. Learn More... 

INVITATION TO APPLY | Droga Architect Residence Program is an initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation, and reflects our vision of architecture as fundamental to Australian culture. The Foundation invites applications from prominent architects who can share in and contribute to this vision. The Residency offers an opportunity for successful candidates to engage with the local architectural community via seminars and related events, which are relevant to their oeuvre, as hosted by the Foundation for the purposes of developing or extending a project in line with our goals for the residency. It is expected that successful applicants will display a body of architectural work that emphasises a strong public and social benefit and which will be clearly communicated through their residency project submission. The residents will be hosted in Sydney for a period of 10-12 weeks. Successful applicants will be offered accommodation, a stipend, and return flights and be responsible for their own visa and travel (including health) insurance. Deadline: July 10, 2016. Learn More...

ART SLOPE | Park Slope Art Festival is a free, public, interactive, participatory Arts Festival, to be held from September 17-25, 2016.  Inspired by successful art festivals, ranging from Figment to Documenta, Art Slope is being created by the Park Slope Civic Council in order to engage and showcase the work of our wide variety of artists, writers, and performers. We draw from a rich trove of local artists, arts organizations and venues to create an 11-day celebration of visual, literary and performing arts. Venues will include outdoor installations in Prospect Park, tents along Prospect Park West, and a wide variety of art and performances throughout and around Park Slope, in retail and commercial spaces, pop-up galleries, and the outdoor front yards and facades of private homes.  It will provide a walkable art experience sharable with
people of all ages and backgrounds in the community.  There will also be artist and writers panel discussions, readings, and poetry slams. A program schedule and walking map are in the works. Learn More... 

DESIGN COMPETITION | The Schindler Global Award is a student urban design competition. It is focused on mobility, understood as a key driver of desirable change in urban areas around the world. The SGA is a chance for young designers to match their skills and imaginations against the challenge of shaping the cities of today and tomorrow. Students of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design are invited to come up with holistic design proposals in response to a specific brief. The biannual competition will next take place in 2016-2017, with a site in S�o Paulo, Brazil. Learn More... 

CALL FOR PAPERS | VIRAL: Information Technology as Prophet, Panacea, or Pariah? VIRAL--the inaugural call for papers for TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (TAD)--is timely in asking whether architecture is once again on the threshold of significant changes in the material, technical and procedural context of design. In the twenty-first century, it is information technologies which are transforming how buildings are designed, constructed, delivered, occupied and assessed. From crowdsourcing to collective wisdom, technology is redefining our human relation to the environment, and to each other. Yet, to what extent are architects, and those who educate them, actively involved in articulating a path for such technologies within their work-be it in their research, scholarship, or design work? Alternatively, to what extent are architectural educators cautious, resistant, or critical of this highly speculative engagement with barely recognizable or material forms of technology?  
TAD seeks contributions from scholars, educators, designers, and architects who research, test and create using these emerging technologies and who seek to articulate and theorize the impact which they will have on the built environment. Deadline: September 1, 2016. Learn More...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS |The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is looking to hire a Construction Management Intern for the summer to work with Tenant Services unit. Tenant Services is made up of a diverse staff of Engineers, Architects, and Contract Managers. We provide and design construction services and maintenance to 55 buildings city owned buildings, including courthouses. This would be a great opportunity for students to get real world experience in the field, as they will be working closely with our engineers and architects. Application works on a rolling basis. If interested, contact Michael Vander WerffLearn More...

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55/Arch fac emeritus) | Article | "DS+R to design for University of Chicago," WORLD ARCHITECTURE NEWS, June 1, 2016

Toshiko Mori, (AR '76) | Article | "Toshiko Mori-Designed Glass Houses Dot This Incredible Hudson Valley Compound," ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, May 3, 2016

Michael Morris, (AR '89) | Article | "Home Sweet Habitat: Students Help NASA Design Mars Spacecraft Living Quarters," SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, June 3, 2016

Jean Brownhill Lauer, (AR '00) | Article | "I Went from Flat Broke to CEO," MARIE CLAIRE, October 14, 2015

Situ Studio, (Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, Wes Rozen, Bradley Samuels, all AR '05, Wes Rozen also Arch fac) Article "SITU Studio designs a 'Solar Canopy' to popularize rooftop solar systems in urban areas," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, June 9, 2016

G.T. Pellizzi, (AR '07) | Exhibition | The Watermill Center, June 11, 2016

Clara Pugsley, (AR '18) | Article | "2016 Center for Architecture Design Scholarship and Eleanor Allwork Scholarship Recipients," eOCULUS, June 8, 2016


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