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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Recovery of "Caminito Del Rey" - Malaga, Spain; Architect: Luis Machuca Santa-Cruz
Alternativas / Alternatives - XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism
Presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union and the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. 

The thirteenth Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (XIII BEAU) will be exhibited for the first time in the United States in Cooper Union's Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery. The exhibition, entitled 
Alternativas / Alternatives , features 22 jury selected projects completed between January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015 by contemporary Spanish architects. The installation, which also includes an additional 20 shortlisted works, features large-scale image displays and audiovisual commentary about the winning projects, as well as drawing reproductions and architectural models.

In conjunction with this exhibition, a group of distinguished scholars will be assembled on Saturday, November 12, to participate in a lively conversation about Spanish architecture. 

The exhibition is free and open to the public. 

Solano Benítez & Gloria Cabral, Gabinete de Arquitectura: Current Work

Monday, November 7, 7:00 PM in The Great Hall

In 1987 Solano Benítez founded Gabinete de Arquitectura, which he shares in partnership with Alberto Marinoni and Gloria Cabral. Gabinete de Arquitectura harnesses the specialized knowledge of Paraguayan labor to create and construct buildings made of vernacular materials such as brick and tile, which can withstand the nation's extreme heat and heavy rains. The architects rely on this expertise as a source of innovation in their designs and their construction. By privileging sustainability and respect for the environment, the firm "starts from ideas about bringing some benefit - either to the people who are going to use the buildings or to the city around them."

This event is Co-sponsored with The Architectural League of New York. 

Tickets are free for Cooper Union students and faculty with valid ID, and League members. For ticket inquiries, please refer to The Architectural League of New York website.

OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
DEADLINE APPROACHING  

RESEARCH GRANTS | The James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship will award grants of up to $15,000 to one or two mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history and the decorative arts. The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or the execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields. Deadline: October 26, 2016.   Learn More...

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS | Living and Sustainability: An Environmental Critique of Design and Building Practices, Locally and Globally Estimates of the building industry's contribution to world carbon emissions reach as high as 30% worldwide - with figures on energy consumption in the region of 40%. The need for alternative low energy approaches to building, construction and design are obvious. However, key to a sustainable future are also related social questions.  Badly planned developments can not only lead to the destruction of habitats, they bring unaffordable housing, displaced communities and negative effects on physical health. Hosted in London and in the context of a housing crisis and various government initiatives to massively increase housing provision across the UK and elsewhere, this conference will focus on how these initiatives can be done in a sustainable manner. Deadline: October 30, 2016.  Learn More...

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Wood Design & Building Awards welcomes innovative projects embodying creative, distinctive and appropriate use of wood materials which satisfy clients' building and site requirements while maintaining aesthetic appeal for the use and application of wood. A hand-selected jury of prominent architects from Canada and the USA will review each submission. Deadline: October 31, 2016. Learn More... 

APPLICATIONS OPEN | Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant The Center for Architecture is currently accepting applications for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant with the purpose to further the personal and professional development of an architect in early or mid-career through travel. Travel plans should be focused on a selected topic of interest to the individual, rather than a part of a larger humanitarian or institutional endeavor. If appropriate, the winner may be asked to present at the Center for Architecture upon return. Proposals should be judged on need, focus and benefit. Deadline: November 1, 2016.  Learn More...

FELLOWSHIP IN ARCHITECTURE | The James Steedman Fellowship in Architecture  Our age is increasingly defined by unpredictability and a need for contingency in design. However, the life of a building or design cannot always keep pace with changes in culture, context, or climate. How is the rigidity of architecture slackened? Where does the ability to adjust, modify, or respond to factors exist? Can (and does) Architecture adapt?  The Steedman 2016 jury seeks forward-thinking research proposals on instances and ideas of adaptation in architecture. Deadline: November 1, 2016.  Learn More...  

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP | Bard Graduate Center invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply for funded research fellowships, to be held during the 2017-18 academic year. The theme for this period is "What is distance?" Applicants are asked to address in a cover letter how their projected work will bear on this question. The fellowships are intended to fund collections-based research at Bard Graduate Center or elsewhere in New York, as well as writing or reading projects in which being part of our dynamic research environment is intellectually valuable. Eligible disciplines and fields of study include-but are not limited to-art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. Deadline: November 1, 2016.  Learn More... 

ART EDUCATION GRANT | UCAE Fund Grants are sponsored by the University Council for Art Education and provide funds for projects that show promise in advancing exemplary art education. They might include, but not be limited to innovative programs, experimental curriculum design, professional development, post doctoral research and studio projects. Deadline: November 1, 2016.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Space Invaders: Diaries of Radical Empathy invites all city circulators and mavens of transportation to compose and submit a two-minute video of radical empathy. Envision the city from a mode of travel you never take, or can't stand to try. Or try to get from one place to another in the most unexpected or impossible way - swim to work, bike to the airport, kayak to dinner, climb a mountain to the post office. We encourage you to find an experience of the city, from a point of view you've so far never given yourself a moment to know, or even knew existed. Deadline: November 4, 2016.  Learn More... 

OPEN CALL | SfTV: Po(li/e)tidal Ads is an open call for short-form video ads that are both political and poetic. Contributors are asked to submit alternatives to contemporary political ads, addressing collective concerns that transcend individual egos and party platforms. Videos should draw from or appropriate the format of political ads to reveal key topics, places, spaces, and/or people and groups that play a part in domestic and global debates as they relate to important contemporary social, economic, and political issues. Deadline: November 4th, 2016. Learn More... 

FLASH COMPETITION | arch out loud: Memory is a week-long Flash Competition aimed at exploring the topic of memory. The full brief will be released on 10/30. Between now and then, we invite you to register for the competition and get thinking. We will send out a few relevant research pieces and projects during the registration period, but it is up to you to use the next few weeks for any preparation before the competition formally opens. Remember, the key word of this competition is MEMORY. Deadline: November 5, 2016. Learn More...
ONGOING
 
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design is an educational institution offering free tuition in Moscow, Russia, founded in 2009. The institute promotes positive changes and creates new ideas and values through its educational activities. Strelka provides new learning opportunities, while the City remains at the centre of the Institute's research. The program me employs tools and approaches from a wide variety of disciplines and is aimed at young international and Russian specialists from a variety of professional backgrounds with a strong interest in working on urban-related projects who would bring their own unique perspective, vision and expertise to the team: architects, artists, planners, interaction designers, theorists, programmers, economists, engineers, fiction writers, cinematographers, sociologists, etc. Deadline: November 6, 2016. Learn More... 

AUDIO LECTURES AVAILABLE | PIDGEON DIGITAL: audio of notable speakers on architecture Monica Pidgeon was the editor of the influential magazine Architectural Design for more than three decades, from the mid-1940s to the 70s, and during her tenure this radical journal brought the work of seminal architects to the attention of the wider architectural world. The collection of audio lectures provides access to leading ideas from notable speakers, both past and present, who continue to have a lasting influence and includes Cedric Price, Denys Lasdun, Felix Candela, Frank Newby, James Stirling, Korad Wachsmann, Maxwell Fry, Norman Foster, Peter Rice, Philip Johnson, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Richard Rogers, Serge Chermayeff, Ted Happold, and Zaha Hadid. Access to the collection will be available until November 9, 2016. Learn More... 

DESIGN COMPETITION | The Little Free Library in partnership with Chronicle books and the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIASF) invites designers, architects, doodlers, and book folks of all stripes to rethink this unique structure, and solve some of the challenges identified by the neighborhood heroes that care for them. Deadline: November 11, 2016. Learn More... 

DESIGN COMPETITION | Eleven invites thinkers, architects, designers, artists, academics and visionaries from around the world to imagine innovative solutions for Moontopia - the first ever self-sufficient lunar colony designed for living, working, researching and - why not - a little space tourism too. With all this buzz surrounding space travel, will we finally see mankind return to the Moon with a view to inhabit? What does this mean in terms of design? How can architecture adapt to its lunar surroundings and respond to a whole new set of criteria - be it advantages or threats - such as extreme temperature shifts, lunar quakes or reduced gravity? What could lunar architecture actually look like today? Deadline: November 11, 2016.  Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | MASSA Journal is a platform featuring architectural theory. We believe in gathering creative contributions from a variety of people of different disciplines to create a base for a collective knowledge regarding local architecture. We are looking for writers, artists, illustrators, poets, philosophers, sociologists, photographers and more, who have the affinity, or a passion for architecture, space, place, the city, the countryside or anything other linked to the subject. This is a call for materials, there's no limit regarding the length of an article or the media used for visual contributions. The next issue of MASSA will focus on the subject: "Holy." Deadline: November 14, 2016. Learn More...

FLASH COMPETITION | Opportunity Space: An International Design-Build Competition  Beyond the headlines and political rhetoric, the migration crisis in Europe has highlighted one of the toughest challenges that cities around the world will face for decades to come: In an era of great uncertainty, how and where can people find opportunity?  In response to this challenge, Van Alen Institute, the City of Malmo, White Arkitekter, Architects Sweden, and Individuell Manniskohjalp are launching this competition to create temporary physical structures that will house programs to foster economic opportunity and social inclusion in Malmo, Sweden. Deadline: Pre-register by November 7, 2016 and Submit Final Proposals by November 18, 2016.  Learn More...

RESEARCH RESIDENCY | Richard Rogers Fellowship at Harvard Graduate School of Design is open to accomplished professionals and scholars working in any field related to the built environment. The fellowship is dedicated to advancing research on a wide range of issues - social, economic, technological, political, environmental - that are critical to shaping the contemporary city. Harvard will inaugurate the Wimbledon House as the residence for the Richard Rogers Fellowship and as a venue for lectures, symposia, and events in 2017. Deadline: November 28, 2016. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | PLAT Journal of Rice University is currently accepting submissions for the upcoming issue, Absence, which draws attention to the unbuilt structures, spaces, and ideas which hold as much potential and possibilities for architecture as their present counterparts. What does it mean for design to disappear? Absence, often seen as the result of a destructive force, may in fact be productive. While presence implies creation, absence promises possibilities. PLAT 6.0 welcomes architects, designers, thinkers, and anyone provoked by 'Absence' to submit design projects, essays, visual media, narratives, proposals, manifestos, and conversations that engage the notion of absence in architecture and its complementary creative fields. Please submit all materials, abstracts, and/or inquires to editor@platjournal.com. Deadline: December 1, 2016. Learn More...  

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Ventura Lambrate 2017  is Ventura Projects' flagship event held during the annual Salone del Mobile/Fuorisalone in Milan. During this week, the district of Lambrate in northeast Milan hosts a thriving design district that showcases the latest developments in international contemporary design. By juxtaposing conceptual experiments with professional presentations, visitors are challenged to take a different view on design. Applications are now open. Deadline: December 1, 2016. Learn More...

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP | Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship is a creative fellowship for promising young graduates of the Universtity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and other prestigious institutions. The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in music, landscape architecture, architectural design, history, art, dance, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Deadline: December 1, 2016. Learn More...  

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Dichotomy 23: HUNGRY is an invitation to get your fill, relieve your appetites, reach out for your desires, and feed your creativity. Submissions should consider Hungry as a sense of longing relief from the starving, barren, and otherwise dissatisfied, as well as its relation to the discourse of architecture, urbanism, design, and all the arts in between. Abstract Deadline: December 1, 2016. Learn More... 

CALL FOR ENTRIES | S.ARCH 2017 Architecture AWARDs are dedicated to the recognition of Completed Projects and Conceptual Designs, their excellence in architecture and/or urbanism, architectural diversity, new ideas and their exemplary implementations around the world. The S.ARCH AWARDs seek to recognize new developments in sustainable architecture, where particular attention has been given to building / designing schemes that use local resources and appropriate design solutions in innovative ways. Deadline: December 2, 2016. Learn More...

Mathematical Photo Submissions | MoMath: SeeingMath Do you see math in the world around you? Now is your opportunity to contribute a favorite mathematical photo to MoMath's _Seeing Math_ contest. Winning photos will be displayed on the large screen in the Museum as part of this visual tour of the mathematical world around us. To enter the _Seeing Math_ contest, please email your original photographic image (no photoshopping please) together with the formulae or commentary that would overlay the image. Please submit all entries to seeingmath@momath.org and limit the size of your email to 5 MB or less. Deadline: January 1, 2017.  Learn More...

PRE-COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP | The Anthony Quinn Scholarship Program Organized as a vehicle to perpetuate Anthony Quinn's vision for an art conscious society, the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program raises and distributes funds for arts education. The Scholarship Program is for young adults in high school who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication with a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support. The Foundation makes an effort to distribute the funds evenly across the fields of focus: Visual Arts & Design, Dance, Theatre, Singing, Instrumental, Media Arts, and Literary Arts. Deadline: January 4, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Loeb Fellowship at Harvard Graduate School of Design represent the broadest spectrum of accomplished practitioners who are influential in shaping the built and natural environment and whose work advances positive social outcomes. Loeb Fellows are architects and landscape architects, urban planners and journalists, public artists and affordable housing developers. They come from around the world to the Harvard GSD with a common purpose: to make the world a better place for all. After a transformative Fellowship year in residence, they join a powerful worldwide network of over 450 colleagues and friends. The connections, collaborations and learning are there for a lifetime. Deadline: January 5, 2016. Learn More...

APPLICATIONS OPEN | Gensler's Design Strategist Development (DSD) Program is a 24-month, on-the-job professional training program that gives participants firsthand exposure to the skills and experiences they need to achieve professional success as a design strategist. It propels participants directly into meaningful project work, offers world-class professional development, and connects them with a global community of colleagues and mentors. Tailored to each person's strengths and ambitions, the program provides the maximum breadth and depth of design strategy experience. Each year, Gensler hires a new cohort to work and train in select Gensler offices. Each DSD Program participant joins Gensler as a consulting analyst and receives a competitive salary and benefit package. Deadline: January 6, 2016. Learn More... 

LAND ART COMPETITION | Nka Foundation invites submissions from creative practitioners and organizations dedicated to community placemaking to participate in its 2017 Land Art Competition. The competition is open to landscape architects, artists, curators, designers, architects, urban planners, structural engineers, university students and others from around the world to submit ideas for large-scale and site-specific public art installations based on site in rural Ghana. The submitted entries can be functional or nonfunctional works but must aim at creating a truly unique experience that becomes emblematic of what an arts village is and how it needs to function as a PLACE. The arts village is designed as a learning center to provide relational spaces for creative people from the region and other countries to live, work, learn and create. Registration Deadline: January 31, 2017. Learn More...

DESIGN CHALLENGE | Reimagine Structure: Metals in Construction Magazine invites architects and engineers to submit their design for a high-rise building that integrates its enclosure and it primary structure for the purpose of minimizing embodied energy. The magazine challenges participants to substitute a hybrid frame-and-skin system for the typical aluminum-and-glass curtain wall of a steel-framed high-rise office building. The design must integrate elements providing environmental protection and resistance to wind and seismic forces. Entries will be judged on the amount of embodied energy reduced in the form of building mass, as well as on the overall performance of the enclosure. Deadline: February 1, 2017. Learn More... 

SUBMISSIONS OPEN | arch out loud: DEATH AND ARCHITECTURE  will examine the juxtaposition of these terms, delving into the ever-changing sociological responsibilities of architecture and the constant, unchanging condition of death. This is an open call for submissions of original written or graphic work pertaining to the relationship between the dead and the city. This issue intends to touch on topics such as the status of land and its value in growing cities; historical trends of burial grounds in cities; recent innovations regarding the handling of the dead; and the stigmas surrounding radical changes in the ways in which we lay to rest those who have passed on. Deadline: Not Specified.  Learn More... 


FACULTY NEWS 
Benjamin Aranda, Arch fac | Lecture | "Organization and Ruin," The Cooper Union Intradisciplinary Seminar, October 25, 2016, The Cooper Union School of Art, NYC

Michael Young, Arch fac | Group Exhibition | The Drawing Show, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, October 14,2016-January 8, 2017, Los Angeles, CA

Pep Aviles, Arch fac | Speaker | Workshop Session B speaker, Young Bauhaus Research Colloquium, XIII International Bauhaus Colloquium, October 26-29, 2016, Weimar, Germany

ALUMNI NEWS 
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR 79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55/Arch fac emeritus) | Article | "Best of NYC 2016: Culture, Best Design Studio That isn't a Design Studio," THE VILLAGE VOICE, October 25, 2016

Jeanine Centuori, AR '83 | Panelist | Do Good: Architecture & Engagement, Woodbury University School of Architecture, November 2, 2016, Los Angeles, CA

Laurie Hawkinson, AR '83 | Article | "POLITICO New York Real Estate: Croman's playbook-Brooklyn sales prices-Air rights debate," POLITICO, October 13, 2017

Shigeru Ban, AR '84 | Article | "Shigeru Ban Tainan Museum of Fine Arts Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.," GA DOCUMENT 139, October 2016

I-Beam Design ( Azin Valy AR '90 and Suzan Wines AR '90) | Article | "Inside New York's Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Design Hunting", New York Magazine, Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 Special Issue

Gina Pollara, AR '91 | Speaker | A Public Summit for the Future of Penn Station, sponsored by Untapped Cities and The Museum of the City of New York; The Cooper Union Great Hall, November 2, 2016, NYC

OBRA Architects (Jennifer Lee, AR '97, Pablo Castro) | Article | "DDC picks 26 firms
to design New York's new public buildings," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, October 18, 2016  | Exhibition and Gallery Talk | OBRA Architects: Exquisite Corpse, Architecktur Galerie Berlin, September 9 through October 22, 2016. Gallery talk on October 20, 2016, Berlin

                                                                                         

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