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The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) announces the Sustainable Cities Design Academy (SCDA) 2014 Call for Applications and encourages public-private partnership project teams to apply. Successful applicants will join AAF for one of two design workshops in Washington, DC:
• May 21-23, 2014
• October 29-31, 2014
After viewing the results of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's extensive audience research efforts, we asked Patrick Miner, Research and Media Planner at CAF to share what he learned.
With the Association of Architecture Organizations 2013 conference taking place in Boston (26-28 September) and the Yale School of Architecture symposium Exhibiting Architecture: A Paradox following in New Haven (3-5 October), it seems like an apt time to look at how institutions exhibit architecture and what directions they are heading. This short survey asks some international institutions a handful of questions to get a sense of the present and future of creating exhibitions and making architecture public. Useful reading for all AAO Members engaged in exhibition curation.
The Festival for Urban Play, running until the 29th September 2013 in Den Bosch, Netherlands is attempting to open the discussion about how games can engage stakeholders in urban planning practices.
Opinion: in the first of his monthly columns for Dezeen, V&A senior curator Kieran Long argues that today's obsession with authorship and celebrity "leads to serious imbalances in the way we see design in the world" and calls for an overhaul of the way design is curated in the twenty-first century.
We're excited to launch this new website! AAO Members, this is your place to share your work and ideas. Please follow these easy steps to get set up, so that you can edit your profile, post items, view resources, and participate in discussions.
At the 2013 AAO Conference last week in Boston, the Association of Architecture Organizations announced dates and locations for three learning and networking events for the coming year. Mark your calendars now! More details to be released over the coming months. Space is limited for certain events, so Contact Us if you wish to reserve your spot today.
For emerging young offices, new ideas, new technologies, and new models of practice are essential for survival. Join us on September 20 for the Ideas Forum of Emerging Voices on the Design Process.
The Harbourfront Center may attract 17 million visitors annually, but according to Patrick Macaulay, Head of Visual Arts at the Harbourfront Centre on Toronto’s waterfront, this not-for-profit never stops dreaming. AAO interviews Macaulay to learn about the Centre’s newest experiment in visitor engagement, its open air Exhibition Common.