Resources

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AAO Webinar - Market Street Prototyping Festival

This resource includes an audio archive from the April 2015 AAO Webinar case study of the Market Street Prototyping Festival in San Francisco. Host for this webinar was Neil Hrushowy, Manager of the City Design Group within the San Francisco Planning Department. This webinar focuses on the benefits of private-public partnerships to help municipal government improve their public engagement efforts concerning projects for the built environment. The webinar is 54 minutes long – a great primer for organizations interested in spearheading local design festivals or design competitions (or both, as was the case with the Market Street Prototyping Festival!).

Organization: 
Association of Architecture Organizations
Category: 
Public Programs
Posted by aao on May 7, 2015 - 2:17pm

Building a Diverse City-Building Constituency (2014 Design Matters Conference)

For her keynote address delivered at the 2014 Design Matters Conference in Washington, DC (November 12-15), Mary Rowe shared an insider look at the strategies and organizing principles driving The Municipal Art Society of New York and its efforts to take up a strong local leadership position in post-Sandy New York City and throughout the Tri-State region, in addition to developing an international partnership network that help sharpen the thinking of MAS staff members. For any organization wondering how it might better mobilize its constituents, this is a fine presentation stocked with clear learning points.

Organization: 
The Municipal Art Society of New York
Category: 
Public Programs
Posted by aao on December 18, 2014 - 11:53pm

AAO Webinar: The Pros and Cons of Thematic Programming

AAO Networks Webinar addressing "The Pros and Cons of Thematic Programming." This 30-minute webinar from June 2014 by Van Alen Institute's David van der Leer (Executive Director) and Sarah Farwell (Program Manager) explores the topic by using VAI's "ELSEWHERE: Escape and the Urban Environment" initiative as the relevant case study. Over the course of a ten day period in May 2014, VAI assembled a festival-like cluster of public programs - a strategy to draw increased audiences, funding, media coverage, and reap more planning efficiencies for its staff.

Organization: 
Van Alen Institute
Category: 
Public Programs
Posted by Michael.Wood on July 13, 2014 - 9:57pm

Media List for Design Competitions

For organizations new to arranging design competitions, this list compiles a solid (but not comprehensive) list of media sources that publish design competitions.

Organization: 
Design in Public
Category: 
Public Programs
Posted by Katherine.Wimble on January 31, 2014 - 11:35am

CultureNOW Multiple-City Pecha Kucha Event

Part of the closing session at the 2013 AAO Conference, current architecture school student Adalene Tan presented about her summer internship with CultureNOW in Boston. As a capstone event, CultureNOW interns in Boston, Los Angeles, and New York City orchestrated a 30-presenter virtual Pecha Kucha event connecting audiences in a three-city live internet broadcast. A future leaning event format that may soon become standard fair for those architectural organizations eager to expand their programming and audience reach.

Organization: 
CultureNOW
Category: 
Public Programs
Posted by aao on October 17, 2013 - 9:05pm

bcWORKSHOP-SHOPFRONT Case Study

Part of the closing session at the 2013 AAO Conference, recent architecture school graduate and AAO Member Diana Kichler presented a brief overview of her time spent with Dallas-based bcWORKSHOP establishing its public lecture series SHOPFRONT. This presentation highlighted an initiative by Rick Lowe to use design to bring together a diverse set of densely packed ethnic communities through a pop-up marketplace of food and culture. An inspiring story of public programming snowballing into a community-based design intervention.

Category: 
Public Programs
Posted by Diana.Kichler on October 17, 2013 - 8:59pm

Design Week Film Series postcard

Sample postcard for a DesignWeek film screening event (call for entries) by AIA Columbus/Center for Architecture and Design.

Organization: 
AIA Columbus / Center for Architecture
Category: 
Public Programs
Posted by aao on May 15, 2012 - 11:26am

Survey: AAO Public Programs Network 2011

Brief round-up of public programming activity by several AAO Member organizations, including audience composition. Survey issued in 2011.

Organization: 
Association of Architecture Organizations
Category: 
Public Programs
Posted by aao on May 16, 2011 - 12:04pm

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