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Workshop by Wolf Prix/Coop Himmelb(l)au, at Ajman University, 5-8 Feb 2017

WA Contents • January 12, 2017 • 408

Workshop by Wolf Prix/Coop Himmelb(l)au, at Ajman University, 5-8 Feb 2017

Ajman University will host an architecture workshop with internationally renowned architect Wolf D. Prix, founder of Coop-Himmelb(l)au between 5-8 February 2017. The workshop will be held within the scope of series of Architecture Workshops by Architects & Designers at the Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Ajman University, UAE. Now, celebrating its 12th edition, the workshop program will close with a public lecture of Wolf D. Prix on February 8, 2017.

After the workshop, participants will receive participation certificates signed by Wolf D. Prix and the Dean of College of Engineering. The workshop will be later documented in a book which includes all participants’ projects, names, and photos (...)

reSITE 2017: In/visible City will explore the anatomy of cities, registrations now open to the event

WA Contents • January 6, 2017 • 1131

reSITE 2017: In/visible City will explore the anatomy of cities, registrations now open to the event

Registrations are now open to attend to next year's most interactive event reSITE 2017 in Prague's Forum Karlin, Czech Republic from 22 to 23 June, 2017. reSITE 2017: In/visible City will explore the anatomy of cities. reSITE 2017 has opened registrations for the biggest architecture and urban development event in CEE.

The sixth edition of the annual architecture and urban development event reSITE 2017: In/visible City will focus on how the invisible shapes the visible in a city. On June 22-23, 2017 reSITE will host an international conference for architects, urbanists, landscape architects, municipalities, real estate developers and city lovers that will take place in Forum Karlin, Prague.

World Architecture Commu (...)

The Brutalist Playground opens in Vitra Design Museum next week

WA Contents • January 4, 2017 • 679

The Brutalist Playground opens in Vitra Design Museum next week

A new exhibition The Brutalist Playground opens to the public on January 13, 2017 at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery in Weil am Rhein, Germany. The Brutalist Playground is just one part of 10 major exhibitions of Vitra Design Museum which has been announced in late December 2016. The exhibition can be visited until April 16, 2017.

Originally commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the exhibition explores various demolished Brutalist playgrounds in Britain interpreted with new hybrid architectural installations and walk-through sculptures for adults and children.

Installation view The Brutalist Playground, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, 2016. Image © Alun Bull, courtesy of RIBA

For this exhibiti (...)

Call for Papers: Cross(-) abilities in Design | 12. International Design and Design History Symposium

WA Contents • December 9, 2016 • 1104

Call for Papers: Cross(-) abilities in Design | 12. International Design and Design History Symposium

Design and History Society calls for papers for the 12th International Design and Design History Symposium, which will be held on May 11-12 in İzmir, Turkey.

In the context of representing the other Gayatri Spivak once said:''And I don’t think, really that we will solve the problem today talking to each other; but, on the other hand I think it has to be kept alive as a problem.''The statement can be applied to many contexts of identification. Be it cultural, disciplinary, or individual identities, boundaries that define them are constructed rather than given. Contrary to essentialist claims, they need to be constantly questioned, deconstructed and re-formed. This year’s symposium will question the bou (...)

Call for Ideas: Future Architecture Platform

WA Contents • December 8, 2016 • 1305

Call for Ideas: Future Architecture Platform

After a successful first cycle of activities in the initial year, Future Architecture Platform launches a new call for ideas for all who wish to participate in the Future Architecture program cycle throughout Europe in 2017.

The platform invites emerging creatives to apply with the ideas, visions and projects they consider important for the future of architecture. Applicants should articulate the relevance of their application to the future of architecture, whether as an architectural statement, a social practice, a business model, as new construction technique, as production of living space, or other subject, which the applicants consider to be inevitable or highly relevant to the debates on the future of architecture in Europe. (...)

Do you know who will be speaking at INSIDE Festival 2016?

WA Contents • November 9, 2016 • 1442

Do you know who will be speaking at INSIDE Festival 2016?

INSIDE World Festival of interiors is WAF’s sister festival dedicated to celebrating global interiors. This year’s WAF and INSIDE festival takes place at the Arena Berlin on the 16-18 November. Now in its 9th year, it is set to be the largest event yet with unmissable talks and seminars, and our biggest ever fringe programme including site visits, city tours and parties.

Over three inspiration-filled days INSIDE shines a spotlight on the people, projects and developments that are changing the face of global interiors. At the festival there is an array of creativity and design excellence that will totally refresh your design outlook including: talks, INSIDE Festival gallery, the exhibition, parties, and networking.

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Call for submissions: Contemporary Venice – It’s Liquid International Art Show

WA Contents • November 7, 2016 • 1715

Call for submissions: Contemporary Venice – It’s Liquid International Art Show

It’s Liquid Group, in collaboration with Valorizzazioni Culturali | Art-Events, is selecting all interesting architectural projects, photos, paintings, video art, installations/sculptures and performance art works to include in the next event: Contemporary Venice – It’s Liquid International Art Show, international exhibition of architecture, photography, painting, video art, installation and performance art, will be held in Venice, in the prestigious Palazzo Flangini, from December 15, 2016 to January 15, 2017.

Selection is open to video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, architectural project, art performance and experimental dance. Artists, architects, photographers, video makers and performers ar (...)

Call for submissions: Venice International Experimental Art Festival | Out Of Borders

WA Contents • November 7, 2016 • 2128

Call for submissions: Venice International Experimental Art Festival | Out Of Borders

It’s Liquid Group, in collaboration with Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, is selecting all interesting photo, painting, design/architecture projects, video-art, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next exhibition: Venice International Experimental Art Festival | Out Of Borders that will be hosted in Venice, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, from December 16, 2016 to January 16, 2017.

Selection is open to all artworks of design/architecture projects, video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, art performance and experimental dance. Artists, architects, designers, photographers, video makers and performers are invited to submit their works and projects by e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com
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India celebrates its first Global Architecture Event with Delhi Architecture Festival 2016

WA Contents • November 2, 2016 • 2807

India celebrates its first Global Architecture Event with Delhi Architecture Festival 2016

Delhi Architecture Festival 2016 is a two months long event with studio talks spanning across the city starting from October 2016 to architectural exhibition and seminars in January 2017. It is the first in the series of Architectural Festivals planned to be conducted across India culminating at a grand event of India Architecture Festival.

The main motive of Delhi Architecture Festival is to act as a platform for exhibiting the purity of Indian architecture to the common public and to felicitate the masters in the field on Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design and Urban design. Delhi Architecture Festival 2016's Final Event is scheduled from 13th January to 15th January 2017.

The event showcases some of the most (...)

Do you want to know who will be at World Architecture Festival 2016?

WA Contents • November 2, 2016 • 1568

Do you want to know who will be at World Architecture Festival 2016?

With only two weeks to go until the largest live architectural event, the global architect community looks forward to this year's World Architecture Festival. If you are looking to connect with the biggest names in the global architecture, The World Architecture Festival is the place to be.

The Festival will be held in the Arena Berlin in the hearth of Treptow district. A post – industrial raw space, one of the most important venues for cultural events in the city.

WAF has announced the theme of 2016 selected by Paul Finch with unmissable talks and seminars and our biggest fringe program ever, including city visits and parties. Titled "Housing for everyone," this year’s WAF will be an investigation into the ro (...)

Today is the Deadline! WA Pro Members get 10% off on WAF 2016 Tickets

WA Contents • October 31, 2016 • 5800

Today is the Deadline! WA Pro Members get 10% off on WAF 2016 Tickets

World Architecture Community, in collaboration with WAF, offers to its Professional Members 10% discounted tickets over regular festival prices during registration! All you have to do is to upgrade your World Architecture Community membership to Professional by visiting your Settings page before October 31, 2016 and send us an email to get your promo code for your WAF registration!

The annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) is taking place this year at the Berlin Arena, between 16-18 November, and World Architecture Community is an official media partner for the event. WAF features keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures, and provides a unique opportunity to sit alongside and to network with the judges of m (...)

CCCB presents new exhibition: "1,000 m2 of desire. Architecture and sexuality"

WA Contents • October 21, 2016 • 2130

CCCB presents new exhibition:

The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) is a space for creation, research, exhibition and debate on contemporary culture where visual arts, literature, philosophy, film, music, transmedia activity and the performing arts are interconnected in an interdisciplinary programme and the CCCB presents its new exhibition dedicated to explosion times of sexuality starting from the 18th century to the present day. The CCCB will also hold a debate&lecture by Beatriz Colomina titled ''The Perversions of Modern Architecture: Everything you wanted to know about it but were afraid to ask'' on October 26, 2016 at Sala Teatre. This lecture will expand the traditional understanding of modern architecture to incl (...)

DeCoding Asian Urbanism / October 28-29, 2016 at Harvard University

WA Contents • October 20, 2016 • 1690

DeCoding Asian Urbanism / October 28-29, 2016 at Harvard University

Harvard University/South Asia Institute will host a symposium on October 28-29, 2016 under the title ''deCoding Asian Urbanism'' at Harvard University, Cambridge. The symposium on DeCoding Asian Urbanism explores the current discourse and creation of innovative architecture and urban interventions that are effectively transforming the spatial and operational landscape of the complex Asian city.

The speakers for the symposium include; Farooq Ameen, Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Diana Balmori, Kenneth Frampton, Anita Berrizbeitia, Saskia Sassen, Peter G. Rowe, Rafael Viñoly, Sarah Williams, Ken Yeang and Weiping Wu. See the full speakers here.

The focus is to highlight efforts that strategically embrace the ra (...)

WAF 2016 revealed new speakers for Housing For Everyone programme

WA Contents • October 18, 2016 • 1570

WAF 2016 revealed new speakers for Housing For Everyone programme

New acclaimed architects, principals and leaders were revealed for World Architecture Festival 2016 for this year's Housing For Everyone programme. Ben Van Berkel from UN Studio, Carlos Zedillo, Director of Infonavit, Qutub Mandviwala, Founder of Mandviwala Qutub and Associates, and Lars Krückeberg, Principal of Graft Architects, are only a few among the speakers at this year's World Architectrue Festival.

The theme of Housing For Everyone will be discussed by many global leaders, architects and experts at the Main Stage of WAF starting on Wednesday, November 16 and will end on Friday, November 18, 2016. The annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) is taking place this year at the Berlin Arena, between 16-18 November, (...)

The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial kicks off this weekend and details about ’Are We Human’ revealed

WA Contents • October 17, 2016 • 1635

The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial kicks off this weekend and details about ’Are We Human’ revealed

The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial kicks off this weekend under the title ''Are We Human: The Design of the Species: 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years'', curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley. Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and co-sponsored by ENKA Foundation, Petkim and VitrA, the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial will take place between 22 October and 20 November 2016 and will explore the intimate relationship between the concepts of ''design'' and ''human''.The primary venues for the Biennale will be Galata Greek Primary School, Studio-X Istanbul and Depo in Karaköy, Alt Art Space in Bomonti, and Istanbul Archaeological Mu (...)

Participants and projects announced for the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial

berrin chatzi chousein • October 13, 2016 • 1605

Participants and projects announced for the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial

The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial has announced more than 70 projects from 5 continents by designers, architects, artists, theorists, choreographers, filmmakers, historians, archaeologists, scientists, labs, centres, institutes and NGOs in 5 main venues; Galata Greek Primary School, Studio-X Istanbul and Depo in Karaköy, Alt Art Space in Bomonti, and Istanbul Archaeological Museums in Sultanahmet.

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and co-sponsored by ENKA Foundation, Petkim and VitrA, the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial will take place from 22 October to 20 November 2016. Entitled Are We Human?: The Design of the Species: 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years, and curated by Beatriz Col (...)

’Aesthetic Activism’ (Really?)

WA Contents • October 3, 2016 • 1716

’Aesthetic Activism’ (Really?)

Yale School of Architecture has announced new J. Irwin Miller Symposium titled ''Aesthetic Activism'', which will be held between October 13-15, 2016 at Rudolph Hall. This symposium, convened by Mark Foster Gage, explores emerging positions that cast aesthetics as the primary discourse for social, ecological, and political engagement.

In contrast to commonly held opinions that these issues are antithetical to the aesthetic, recent work in aesthetic theory across multiple disciplines suggests that such political and ontological problems may be best addressed as aspects of aesthetic experience. An interdisciplinary group of philosophers, scholars, media theorists, artists, curators, and architects will speculate on (...)

Designing Urban Design Towards A Holistic Perspective Symposium announces programme

WA Contents • October 1, 2016 • 9451

Designing Urban Design Towards A Holistic Perspective Symposium announces programme

International Symposium on Urban Design

Designing Urban Design Towards A Holistic Perspective

4-5 October, 2016

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

METU Faculty of Architecture will host an international urban design symposium exploring multi-layered doctrines and perspectives of urban design processes on a global scale. METUDSYMP announced the detailed programme of the symposium- can be downloaded from here.

War and peace, segregation and integration, individuality and collectivity, control and emergence; within the current period of human history, almost all fundamental conditions of civilisation take place in the same domain, the city.

Therefore, as the most prominent artefact of h (...)

Conversations at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale: Architecture and Change/October 1, 2016

berrin chatzi chousein • September 29, 2016 • 1352

Conversations at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale: Architecture and Change/October 1, 2016

Conversations at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale continue with prestigious architects, curators, academia and global leaders and the Biennale presents a United States Pavilion event, in cooperation with the Nordic Pavilion, 'Architecture and Change' will be held on October 1, 2016 at Nordic Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, Giardini.

How does architecture foster social and political change?

Can architecture be a catalyst for real change in today’s cities?

How does architecture respond to change?Expanding on The Architectural Imagination, the US Pavilion exhibition that presents 12 architectural ideas for Detroit, three panels of architects, historians, and critics will discuss architecture’s (...)

Exhibit Columbus presents 2016 Symposium: Foundations and Future, 29 September – 1 October

WA Contents • September 29, 2016 • 1915

Exhibit Columbus presents 2016 Symposium: Foundations and Future, 29 September – 1 October

First annual Exhibit Columbus will be held between September 29 through October 1, 2016 in Columbus, Indiana, USA, which is an annual celebration of architecture, art, design and community will build on city’s design history-including the new Miller Prize, and seeks to extend Columbus’s singular legacy honoring the past, while pointing toward the future.

Columbus, Indiana is a small Indiana city with a global reputation for its modernist architecture, art, and landscapes. It is now launching Exhibit Columbus, an ongoing initiative to spark new explorations in architecture, art, design, and community.

With a population of only 45,000 and more than 80 buildings, landscapes, and pieces of public art by internationall (...)