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The growing Open House initiative receives a spotlight from The Wall Street Journal. Several AAO Members mentioned. "Read More" for the full article.
Due to its popularity, we've compiled another monthly listing of architecture and design exhibitions that have recently opened. See how your peers approached specific topics, gather inspiration for your next exhibition, and find opportunities to connect about shared programming. We've also included select press responses to the exhibitions, so you can see how architecture is being talked about across the country and around the world.
Archeworks now accepting applications for 2011-12 program, starting early September. Seeking emerging and mid-career urban planners, architects, landscape designers, and other inspired professionals to address greatest urban challenges in today's cities. Applications due May 31.
Over the last month, we've seen a number of exciting architecture and design exhibitions open. Here's a sampling.
Last weekend, the annual Structures for Inclusion conference brought together activists, designers, funders, and policy makers who are at the forefront of designing in the public interest. Leading voices weighed in, including Rural Studio, Public Workshop, Trung Le, and Thomas Fisher. The theme throughout the conference was how design can enable every person to live in a socially, economically, and environmentally healthy community.
The Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO) announced today four National Nominees that will represent the United States in the international phase of the inaugural Architecture & Children Golden Cubes Awards conducted by the International Union of Architects (UIA). The U.S. Nominees now join other top programs from across the globe as part of a celebration of K-12 Architecture Education efforts at the UIA Congress in Tokyo, Japan, September 25-28, 2011. The UIA will select four final winners in the international phase.
The 2011 Structures for Inclusion Conference will feature architects as change agents addressing the most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges of the world today.
Community Design Collaborative Receives $150,000 Matching Grant from William Penn Foundation to Launch Year-Long Urban Energy Initiative
At the end of January, more than 30,000 people gathered in Toronto for a week-long celebration of design. The 2011 Toronto International Design Festival included exhibits, symposia, discussions, fairs, and parties at 23 locations throughout the city, including events at Harbourfront Centre, an AAO member.