Conference Highlight: The Social Wall
Conference Highlight: The Social Wall
We are less than a week from our virtual conference! Read more about how to access the conference.


Visit our social wall! Use the twitter hashtag #pcaaca21 and see what fellow attendees are saying.
Join us in the Virtual Lounge the Night Before the Conference!
Ray and Pat's, the virtual neighborhood hangout, is open the night before the conference, Tuesday, June 1 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Enjoy conversation and catch up. Check the Ray and Pat's page on the Pathable platform for more information.
Boston on Our Minds
You may have noticed our virtual conference rooms have Boston-related names. Even though we can't be in Boston this year, we are still celebrating the city as a past and future conference site!
Walter Gropius, although born in Germany, lived and worked in Boston for much of his life. The architect and artist is considered the founder of the Bauhaus movement.


Walter Gropius believed that all design should be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. His Bauhaus school pioneered a functional, severely simple architectural style, featuring the elimination of surface decoration and extensive use of glass. Perhaps more importantly, Bauhaus was an integration of the arts—that architecture should be studied along with other arts (e.g., painting) and crafts (e.g., furniture making). His "artist's statement" was set forth in the Manifesto of April 1919:

"Let us strive for, conceive and create the new building of the future that will unite every discipline, architecture and sculpture and painting, and which will one day rise heavenwards from the million hands of craftsmen as a clear symbol of a new belief to come."