Apply to the Rural Studio Outreach Programme: ruralstudio.org

Read more at www.auburn.edu

Date Submitted: 1/8/2012

The show How I Learnt To Stop Worrying and Embrace the Beauty of Nature and the Goodness in the Souls of All Men is currently running at Rokeby Gallery at  5–9 Hatton Wall, London EC1N 8HX until 11 August.
Read the review here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jul/26/artist-of-week-sam-dargan#_

Date Submitted: 29/7/2012
Date Submitted: 29/7/2012

The AA School website came in at no.8 in the paper's top ten architecture blogs, with the comment: 'This should appeal mainly to those with a more professional interest. However, others will be able to take pleasure in the avant-garde offerings in the school's 2012 project reviews.'


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Date Submitted: 23/7/2012

IS ARCH Awards is a platform stimulated by a team of architecture students from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC – ETSAB). The aim is to provide a platform for the promotion and recognition of university projects done by architecture students, to encourage young people to join the debate on architecture.

Jury members:
Herzog & de Meuron Studio
Richard Rogers Architecture Studio
EMBT Studio
Koji Tsutsui
Fernando Marquez Cecilia

The second registration period opened on 9 July and it will remain opened until 21 September.

Visit the website at www.isarch.org for any other details.

Date Submitted: 18/7/2012

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The prize for 2012 has been awarded to Yvonne Weng, of Diploma Unit 17, for her project ‘The 6th Layer – Explorative Canopy Trail’. Set in the context of Brazilian Amazon rainforest, the project recognises the reciprocal relationship between humanity and the forest and sees the forest as a natural infrastructure to work with, instead of against.

Weng's designs would allow scientists to live in the treetops of the Amazon rainforest. Her proposals are for a series of lightweight pods and platforms where scientists can study and harvest the medicinal plants of the jungle. Research laboratories would be contained inside a series of suspended pods that can be lowered to the ground when necessary, while a second set of pods would provide living quarters. A web of synthetic fibres and steel supports would hold each of the pods in place and provide a solid canopy above the trees.

The prize is presented annually to the AA Diploma student whose final project best addresses themes of sustainability and infrastructure.

Date Submitted: 18/7/2012

Nested Figures and Loose Outer Shell
Core Tutor, Tom Wiscombe
Teaching Assistant, Muhammed Shameel
21 - 25 June
Ajman University of Science and Technology, UAE
For further details, please visit the website at: http://d-undergrnd.blogspot.com/2012/07/figures-in-loose-outer-skin-workshop.html

Date Submitted: 17/7/2012

As part of the programme the Visiting School is working in the SpazioFMG Gallery, which also hosted the Archizines show. The results of the workshop will remain on display in the gallery for two months, untll 15


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The opening is on Tuesday 17 July and will be followed by a roundtable discussion with guests.

Date Submitted: 16/7/2012

'World architecture is as diverse as world music and across the globe there are humanitarian practices, groups and organisations dedicated to working with communities in need. The roots architecture exhibition showcases the work of some of these global organisations and local groups. Participants in our workshop teams will be lead by specialist makers and builders working in this field.'


Date Submitted: 10/7/2012

Payne Shurvell is at 16 Hewitt Street, London EC2 3NN

See more at www.payneshurvell.com

Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11.00–18.00

Date Submitted: 10/7/2012

ZNA established a non-profit organisation AIM (Architect In Mission) in 2010 for the purpose of encouraging young architects to make a connection between architecture, social responsibility and creativity. Each year ZNA sets up an international competition and invites participants to solve problems related to social responsibility. Read more at www.znarch.com

AIM competitions deal with both urban and rural situations – topics include urban situations as well as rural. This year's topic is focused on the Shengsi Islands – Renewing China’s Traditional Village Lifestyle. Full details at: http://www.aim-competition.com/
Total award prize: $16,000

Date Submitted: 4/7/2012

This talk with Q&A by award-winning Turkish Architect Emre Arolat and debate with world-renowned architectural theorist Professor Charles Jencks, moderated by architectural critic Professor Suha Ozkan is part of the London Festival of Architecture.

RSVP to: rsvp@redmintcomms.co.uk


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Date Submitted: 3/7/2012

The Zabludowicz Collection’s forthcoming exhibition and free events programme, Troubling Space: The Summer Sessions considers how space is produced through social relations: shaped by our fantasies, transformed through our occupation, or controlled by violence.
The Summer Sessions programme takes recent events in the public space and the shifting (shrinking) space of education as an imperative to put the space of the collection to use, to leave no space un-touched by pedagogy and resistance. Each weekend’s events are centred on a spatial question, with presentations by several of the exhibiting artists as well as a number of invited speakers.
All events are free.
Friday 6–Sunday 8 July
Considers the spaces in which commodities, images, truth claims and architectures are produced and distributed. Looks at the works of Walead Beshty, Ethan Breckenridge, Shi Jin, Helene Kazan and Caragh Thuring
Friday, 6pm
Presentation by Helene Kazan, followed by a reading group and dinner
Saturday, 3pm
Guest lecture by Anthony Downey followed by tea
Sunday, 2pm
Performances by Ethan Breckenridge and Caragh Thuring followed by discussion and refreshments
Walead Beshty’s objects testify to their movement through space, and give form to invisible systems of distribution. Ethan Breckenridge contains corporate architecture of the everyday in tinted glass vitrines. Shi Jin’s diminutive karaoke machines reference the mobile business models invented on the margins of global financial systems. Helene Kazan explores the use of masking tape on windows as protection against exterior force, from natural catastrophe and human conflict. Caragh Thuring’s paintings depict the industrial paradigm’s breakdown as formal elements abstracted from their usual contexts: floating cranes and giants pulleys displaced across raw canvases.
Friday 13 – Sunday 15 July
Looks at how the body is produced by the space it moves through, and how it in turn produces that space.
Examines the work of Francis Alÿs, Trisha Baga, Miri Segal and Haegue Yang and includes a workshop by Yelena Popova and a guest lecture by Debra Benita Shaw.
Workshop by Yelena Popova, followed by reading group and dinner
Presentations by Miri Segal and performance by Trisha Baga and Cliff Borress, followed by discussion and dinner
Guest lecture by Debra Benita Shaw of University of East London, followed by high tea
Francis Alÿs evokes the memory of protest, demonstrating that the way bodies appear in public is as important as the fact that they gather. The subject of Trisha Baga’s video work navigates an infinite digital landscape, manipulating both physical and social spaces as part of her sense-making journey. Miri Segal situates the viewer simultaneously in private and public space through a mirror-play, by superimposing the viewer’s reflection on a woman enjoying herself and her lover. Haegue Yang constructs figures out of material culture’s marginalia, endowing these quasi-bodies with the authority of the shaman-figure.
Friday 20–Sunday 22 July
Aims to flesh out society’s persistent, even relentless production of non-places and spaces of imagination.
Focuses on the work of Yael Bartana, Gregory Crewdson and Avi Mograbi
Reading group and dinner followed by a screening by Avi Mograbi
Conversation between Avi Mograbi and Thomas Keenan of Bard College, NY, followed by discussion and dinner
Guest lecture by Brad Samuels of Situ Studio, NY, followed by high tea
Avi Mograbi captures a confrontation with Israeli Defense Force soldiers and questions who has the right to look, to be filmed, to access space, or deny access to others. With her study of men challenging each other in four-wheelers on a Sunday afternoon, Yael Bartana’s work mirrors Israel’s deployment of high-tech military equipment and its ephemeral geography of boundaries drawn and transgressed. Gregory Crewdson’s photographs are suburban portraits, an image of space shaped by disavowed desire.
If you would like to participate in the more in-depth discussions related to this topic and are interested in attending all three days, please book via the website or RSVP with an email including your contact details to rsvp@zabludowiczcollection.com.  Friday and Saturday evenings will end with a collective dinner, which will be provided, and the weekend will be drawn to a close with tea on Sunday afternoon. Please see zabludowiczcollection.com/london/events for more information about the schedule and more detailed description of the events.

Zabludowicz Collection
176 Prince of Wales Road
London, NW5 3PT
T: +44 (0) 20 7428 8943
M: +44 (0) 7976 317 084

Date Submitted: 3/7/2012

The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL.

The photographs are iconic black and white views of the Portobello Road neighbourhood taken by Sarah Bissett Scott in 1976. They sit alongside colourful prints and oil paintings, combining art and regeneration, past and present, for a critical examination of development and design in London and Melbourne. Notting Hill before its regeneration and Melbourne's changing architectural landscape are ripe with images that provoke enquiring minds into considering who benefits from the professional interventions of planners, architects and urban designers, particularly relevant at the time of developing the Olympic legacy.

Janice McBride's award-winning paintings, prints and drawings throw a sharp retro focus on modern regeneration in Melbourne. Their warmth and light contrast with the greys of a bleak West London winter. Those who know Melbourne will enjoy a snapshot of its lively contemporary lifestyle, and others will be tempted to find out more about how Australia’s unique combination of vigour and intellectual sensitivity is addressing sustainability in the built environment.

The exhibition is being held at The Gallery, established by Alan Baxter in the 1990s as a central London venue where individuals, special interest groups and professional organisations can hold lectures and exhibitions about the built environment.


Read more at www.alanbaxter.co.uk and www.rise-associates.com

Date Submitted: 3/7/2012

What is at stake culturally, socially and physically in the staging of a modern Olympic Games? What does it mean for East London beyond the Games? Architects, artists, sociologists and urban theorists consider the
transformation of an area into a centre of global attention. In association with the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Public Works and This is Not a Gateway.


11.30 - 18.00
Tickets: (£15/£10 conc)
Zilkha Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery, Whitechapel High Street London E1 7QX
Book tickets: whitechapelgallery.org/ or email tickets@whitechapelgallery.org

Date Submitted: 2/7/2012


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