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September 2018
September 22 @ 8:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm

4th Istanbul Design Biennial

A School of Schools is a multi-platform biennale that will use, test, and revise a variety of educational strategies to reflect on the role of design, knowledge, and global connectedness in contemporary Istanbul and beyond. Titled A School of Schools, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial will stretch both the space and time of the traditional design event, manifesting as a flexible year-long programme within which to respond to global acceleration, generating alternative methodologies, outputs, and forms of design and education.…

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September 24

Wikitopia International Competition

Wikitopia is an ambitious, cross-disciplinary research project, the goal of which is to realize technologically-enhanced future cities that can be continuously edited and improved by citizens like the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Primarily funded by the Japanese government (Japan Science and Technology Agency MIRAI Program), the project is an international collaboration between multiple organizations and individuals spread across Japan and the US. As part of our research, we will hold an international competition soliciting a wide range of novel ideas (architectural,…

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September 24 @ 6:30 pm

Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

Columbia University, Avery Hall, 116th Street and Broadway
New York City , NY 10027 United States

Architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (a ddvt) is the name under which Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, and Jo Taillieu share their united view on what architecture can possibly be. The point of departure for a dvvt is to embrace “making” in its broadest sense. It is only through an understanding of how to build something that architecture can play out its critical potential. As a response to what is expected of architecture today, a dvvt instead focuses on the…

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September 30

West of Modernism: California Graphic Design, 1975–1995

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

The late 20th century was a transformational period for graphic design. Questioning the increasingly rigid rules of modernism, designers pressed for greater autonomy in their work. At the same time, dizzying advances in technology upended existing design and production processes. Far from the established New York design world, California became a haven for avant-garde designers, a hub of innovation in both discourse and practice. This exhibition is part of LACMA’s Graphic Design Initiative, an interdepartmental project spearheaded by the Decorative…

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September 30

Call For Ideas : Aqua 2018 Architecture Competition

Water – an element in nature that life is constantly surrounded by; an element that has given birth to life on Earth and continues to support it. Although we made our shift to land, our bond with water still remains significant as ever; it is an element that is a basic necessity for our survival. The life on Earth is today plagued by adverse climate changes, global warming, the increasing toxic emissions, rising population, and scarce land resources. With various…

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October 2018
October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture

University Center, 63 Fifth Ave
New York, New York 10003 United States

Join us to celebrate the release of Urban Studies faculty Emily Bills' new book, co-authored with Sam Lubell and Pierluigi Serraino, "California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture by Marvin Rand". We'll hear from Bills and Lubell in their presentation on the book's role in architecture with time for Q & A. Reception to follow. California Captured is written by Emily Bills, Sam Lubell, and Pierluigi Serraino. Their essays share Rand’s personal and professional history and help to cement Rand’s legacy in…

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October 3 @ 6:00 pm

Danh Vo in Conversation with Hendrik Folkerts

Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60603 United States

Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo draws upon his and others’ biographies and aspects of political history and social memory to dissect the forces that affect our lives in overt and unexamined ways. He analyzes the structures and processes that shape our identities, such as the American dream, capitalist culture, civic bureaucracy, colonial history, migration, and religion. His projects emerge from personal relationships and fortuitous encounters, taking their final form as objects and images that have accrued shifting layers of meaning…

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October 26

Corner to Corner: International Call for Ideas to Re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has launched an international call for ideas to re-imagine Grosvenor Square in London, seeking ideas from all the creative industries - particularly from the fields of architecture and design - on how to rejuvenate the square particularly making it appeal to a broader range of people. In 2017, Grosvenor surveyed 1,000 Londoners and visitors to find out their views on how this public space should be used. The feedback was that awareness of the square was…

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October 31

WILDERNESS PAVILION I KENYA

“When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.” With each passing year and subsequent technological advancement, man is becoming more and more apathetic about the natural ecosystem he was once an indispensable part of. There has been unprecedented destruction of nature and its key elements like forests, foliage, wildlife and marine habitats in order to satisfy the whims and fancies of the human race. It has and will lead to cataclysmic reactions like global climate change, loss…

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November 2018
November 9 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Facades+ Boston

The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116 United States

The Facades+ conference series is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. Attend a morning day of stimulating presentations and an afternoon choice of workshops that examine the fast-paced evolution of facade technology, address new perspectives on building skins, and explore innovative, sustainable design practices. Includes access to Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery with over 40 industry-leading exhibitors. For more information click here

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November 30

Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Competition

The Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Competition (JBC Competition) challenges architects, engineers, students, and firms to imagine the future of masonry design and construction. The goal of this year’s competition is to develop a high-rise building with a masonry envelope enclosure located in a major metropolitan area of the entrant’s/entrants’ choice. Solutions should explore the implementation of innovative masonry construction technologies and focus on building envelope performance with respect to constructability, energy, structure, and aesthetic considerations. Urban jobsite logistics for…

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December 2018
December 7 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Facades+AM Seattle

Motif Seattle, 1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA , WA 98101 United States

The Facades+ conference series is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. We’ve distilled the best of the Facades+ 2-day event into a quick-take morning forum with a strong local flair. Facades+AM is returning to Seattle on December 7th, 2018. The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, future-proofing high performance facades, and the changing face of Seattle. These well-rounded, expert dialogues will inform and…

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