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Event: We Need to Talk About Planning and Designing for Climate Justice

WA Contents • Jan 21, 2021 • 1086

Event: We Need to Talk About Planning and Designing for Climate Justice

The cumulative effects of agriculture, industrialization, and urbanization are unequivocally changing our climate and producing globally unprecedented challenges related to food production, building materials, and human and ecosystem health, and exacerbating conditions that promote the spread of pandemic diseases, and these challenges are disproportionately affecting low-income communities and communities of color. This is not new. Our built environments create impacts on all of the above forces, and play a critical role in the creation of, and potential dismantling of, inequitable conditions of living and human and ecosystem health. How do we as designers of buildings and cities contribute to climate change and its deeply-rooted, systemic (...)

A Brief History of Brutalism at the Barbican

WA Contents • Jan 21, 2021 • 1061

A Brief History of Brutalism at the Barbican

Developed in association with Barbican, this short course provides an engaging and critical introduction to Brutalist architecture through the iconic and groundbreaking design of the Barbican. Learn about the origins of the style, its unique relationship with Britain and its enduring impact on architecture and design.

Taught online via live Zoom sessions, the course will spread over six seminars. This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentations and class discussion using Zoom.

The course will be led by Jon Astbury, Assistant Curator, Architecture & Design, Barbican Art Gallery.

Who is the course for?

The course is ideal for anyone looking to gain more knowledge in architecture and de (...)

SCI-Arc announces its Spring 2021 public lectures and exhibitions

WA Contents • Jan 20, 2021 • 1429

SCI-Arc announces its Spring 2021 public lectures and exhibitions

SCI-Arc has announced its Spring 2021 public lectures and exhibitions, continuing its commitment to maintaining a robust platform for interdisciplinary discourse with its spring 2021 series of lectures and exhibitions. SCI-Arc events are free and open to the public. SCI-Arc’s spring 2021 program will feature stellar speakers from a wide range of cultural practices, including artist Yinka Ilori, architect and sustainable designer Tatiana Bilbao, architecture scholar and professor Mabel O. Wilson, artist and filmmaker Khalil Joseph, writer and foresight strategist Madebo Fatunde, and researcher and architect Raúl Cárdenas Osuna.

Black Lives Matter Week of Action, held the first week in February, will feature lectures and programming fo (...)

Design Indaba Conference and Festival in Cape Town postponed to 2022

WA Contents • Jan 19, 2021 • 1835

Design Indaba Conference and Festival in Cape Town postponed to 2022

The world’s leading design conference and event, Design Indaba, has been postponed to 2022 due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19. The Design Indaba Conference and Festival will not take place in its regular date, February 2021, electing instead, to take a well-deserved sabbatical and strategise for 2022.The organization announced that Design Indaba will use 2021 as a year to plan and execute a number of significant Do Tank projects and launch its new Design Indaba Inside offering.The annual Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town, South Africa features the best of global creativity all on one stage. It is also simulcast live to cities around South Africa.

Founded by Ravi Naidoo in 1995, the conferences helps to improve South African c (...)

Meet the Architects Thom Mayne & Michael Maltzan, Not the Architecture on January 20th

Palak Shah • Jan 12, 2021 • 692

Meet the Architects Thom Mayne & Michael Maltzan, Not the Architecture on January 20th

After accomplishing multiple successful series over the last half, a decade around the world, Architects, not Architecture is back with yet another global world tour. Owing to the recent travel restrictions, Architects, not Architecture is celebrating its 5-year anniversary, with a Virtual event series inviting noteworthy architects to their stage.

Founded by Fermín Tribaldos and Irene Osei-Poku, In Hamburg. The focus of the initiative is to foreground the ‘Architects’, their path, their story, and experiences that are often foreshadowed behind award-winning projects, the ‘Architecture’. Speaking about this unspoken journey in the realm of architecture, allows the audience to see, understand, and connect the intellectual creative min (...)

Columbia GSAPP announced its Spring 2021 semester public programs

WA Contents • Jan 7, 2021 • 3885

Columbia GSAPP announced its Spring 2021 semester public programs

The Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) has announced its Spring 2021 semester public programs.

Columbia GSAPP’s public programming emphasizes and explores the intersections of racial equity, social justice, and climate change across the built environment. All public programs will take place online (times noted in ET) and are free and open to the public.

See the full program of Columbia GSAPP below:

Beverly Loraine Greene and Norma Merrick Sklarek: New Research in Black Women's History in ArchitectureJanuary 15, 1pmThis conversation among Mary McLeod, Professor, GSAPP; Victoria Rosner, Dean of Academic Affairs (GS) and Faculty, Columbia; Patricia Morton; and Rober (...)

Computational Design: NEXT 3.0 will be held on 23rd & 24th January 2021

WA Contents • Jan 5, 2021 • 2655

Computational Design: NEXT 3.0 will be held on 23rd & 24th January 2021

The Past, Present & Future: An Online Interactive Conference With Global Frontiers. Two-Day Online Conference with Live Presentations, Tutorials, Interactive Sessions, Live Mentorship & Panel Discussions. A collaborative initiative by ParametricArchitecture (PA) with rat[LAB]EDUCATION, DesignMorphine, A>T.

Computational Design: NEXT is a collaborative initiative by some of the global frontiers of Computational Design to open up an Online Learning platform as a comprehensive ONLINE CONFERENCE comprising of discussions, dialogues, tutorials and mentorship to a global audience through thought-provoking and meaningful dialogues curated by ParametricArchitecture (PA), one of the leading media platforms focusing on Computational (...)

Courses: Academic Writing, Lateral Thinking, Journalism & Bauhaus Pedagogy floated by AJC

Pappal Suneja • Jan 2, 2021 • 1046

Courses: Academic Writing, Lateral Thinking, Journalism & Bauhaus Pedagogy floated by AJC

"Short Term Courses" (Academic Writing, Lateral Thinking, Architectural Journalism & Bauhaus Pedagogy) is the fourteenth initiative of the Architectural Journalism & Criticism Organization founded by architect and Design Researcher Pappal Suneja to spread awareness about this subject and sow the seeds of inspiration to explore, think and express about Architecture and allied fields from a critical perspective.

These 6 days Short Term Virtual Courses are being organized from Jan – Feb 2021.

Here is the brief structure and details for the same.

1. Academic Writing : it shall cover Technical Writing- Report, Thesis & Dissertation, How to write an abstract, Paper Writing - Review Papers; Referencing and Ci (...)

New Conceptions of Sustainable Organic Architecture on January 16, 2021

WA Contents • Dec 31, 2020 • 3005

New Conceptions of Sustainable Organic Architecture on January 16, 2021

New Conceptions: Sustainable Organic Architecture will be held on January 16, 2021 at 1 p.m (EST).

Using Frank Lloyd Wright’s philosophy of organic architecture as a starting point for contemporary discussions, this 90-minute virtual mini-symposium seeks to explore sustainability through the lens of what might be considered organic.

By bringing together leading practitioners, educators, scholars, and students, we hope to advance more comprehensive and affective theories and practices that will secure an enduring future for the planet while envisioning a built environment that nurtures and ennobles the human condition.

This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Register to the event from here.

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Equatorial Utopia: 50 Years of Visionary Architecture in Singapore

WA Contents • Dec 31, 2020 • 2852

Equatorial Utopia: 50 Years of Visionary Architecture in Singapore

Equatorial Utopia: 50 Years of Visionary Architecture in Singapore has been postponed from May 4, 2022 to June 26, 2022.

Through immersive projections and a dynamic map, the exhibition will offer a unique dive into the art of Singapore construction. Visitors will thus be able to discover selected projects from 1970 to the present day testifying to the utopian dimension of its architecture. Often subject to strong Western influence, the visionary architecture and urban planning of this city-state has been moderated, adapted and transformed according to the socio-cultural, economic, climatic and political conditions of the terrain.

The projects chosen for the exhibition illustrate this important impact on architectural discours (...)