Resources

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Lightening Talks (2015 Design Matters Conference)

During the 2015 Design Matters Conference, we heard from a variety of organizations about their latest programming initiatives. Browse the slides from these 5-minute presentations by:

  • Rebecca Johnson, Philadelphia Center for Architecture
  • Cheryl Jacobs, Miami Center for Architecture & Design
  • Alexa Bosse, Community Design Collaborative
  • Jason Robbins, Storefront MB
Category: 
Other
Posted by aao on November 16, 2015 - 11:02am

Storefront MB Programming Overview (2015 Design Matters Conference)

As part of the closing panel discussion on the State of the Art of Architecture Organizations, Jason Robbins, board chair of Storefront MB, presented on the work of his organization. This photo slideshow offers a glimpse into their innovative programming and highlights their collaborations with architects and designers.

Organization: 
Storefront Manitoba
Category: 
Public Programs
Posted by aao on November 12, 2015 - 5:01pm

Open House Chicago Snapshot (2015 Design Matters Conference)

Garrett Karp, the Program Manager of Open House Chicago at Chicago Archtecture Foundation, presented a snapshot of the OHC program at the 2015 Design Matters Conference in Chicago, IL. These slides provide an overview of the audience statistics and number of sites, as well as a high level look at the goals of the festival. 

Organization: 
Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)
Category: 
Festivals
Posted by aao on November 12, 2015 - 4:53pm

The Confluence of Geography, Society and History (2015 Design Matters Conference)

During the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Dinu Bumbaru (Policy Director, Heritage Montreal) presented as part of the panel discussion "The State of the Art of Architecture Organizations." This slideshow summarizes the principles that Heritage Montreal applies for its policy and programs, and considers the various forces that contribute to the creation and protection of cultural heritage. 

Organization: 
Heritage Montreal
Category: 
Public Programs
Posted by aao on November 12, 2015 - 4:49pm

Report from the NEA on Creativity Connects Initiative (2015 Design Matters Conference)

In this presentation from the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Courtney Speaman, Design Specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts, explains the Creativity Connects initiatiave that the NEA is undertaking as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Learn more about the Infrastructure Report and the Creative Ecosystem Map, as well as a new grant opportunity to support partnerships between arts organizations and organizations from non-arts sectors. 

Organization: 
National Endowment for the Arts
Category: 
Fundraising
Posted by aao on November 12, 2015 - 4:39pm

Integrating Urban Planning Content into Your Programming (2015 Design Matters Conference)

This presentation was delivered by Carol Rhea, FAICP, President of the American Planning Association, and Mark Hinshaw, FAICP, FAIA, Walker Macy during the 2015 Design Matters Conference in Chicago, IL. It includes links to APA resources for the Kids Planning Toolbox, lesson plans, Great Places in American program, briefing papers, and publications that may inform AAO Members' public programs, educational programs, and exhibitions.

Organization: 
American Planning Association
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by aao on November 12, 2015 - 4:29pm

Big Ditches to Bayou Greenways: Creating Public Spaces through Awareness, Design, and Advocacy (2015 Design Matters Conference)

This presentation from Linda Sylvan (Executive Director, Rice Design Alliance) was delivered during the 2015 Design Matters Conference in Chicago, IL. The slides relay a 30-year public programming journey that saw Rice Design Alliance (RDA) advocate for rediscovery of Houston’s bayou system as a potent opportunity for creating much-needed public greenspace - advocacy conducted in the form of educational programming (e.g., publications, competitions, awards, public festivals) versus overt, directed political action.

Organization: 
Rice Design Alliance
Category: 
Other
Posted by Linda.Sylvan on November 12, 2015 - 3:56pm

Reframing Education By Starting with the Learner (2015 Design Matters Conference)

This presentation from Dr. Robert Tai (Associate Professor of Science Education, Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia) was delivered at the Architecture + Design Education Network (A+DEN) Workshop during the 2015 Design Matters Conference in Chicago, IL. The slides provide a look into Tai’s research into seven instructional strategies commonly used in teaching STEM subjects to K-12 students.

Organization: 
Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by aao on November 12, 2015 - 9:41am

Crafting Personal Narratives (2014 Design Matters Conference)

This workshop presented by Thought Warrior, Inc. at the 2014 Design Matters Conference in Washington, DC (November 12-15) focused on the challenges facing leaders of architectural organizations to explain the value and impact of design to lay audiences. Professional story coaches from Thought Warrior, Inc. worked with one AAO participant over a series of weeks; "before" and "after" pitches were presented as part of this general workshop on effective storytelling.

Organization: 
Association of Architecture Organizations
Category: 
Other
Posted by aao on January 5, 2015 - 3:15pm

Boosting Your Organization's Civic Reach (2014 Design Matters Conference)

This workshop at the 2014 Design Matters Conference in Washington, DC (November 12-15) provided small group discussion on the topic of diversifying boards of directors of nonprofit design organizations. Session facilitator Mary Case, a principal at Qm2 Consulting, has provided a series of resource materials and additional readings that accompany her workshop, including topics currently trending in the area of board governance. Interesting reading, should you be looking for more resources on this issue.

Organization: 
Qm2 Consulting
Category: 
Governance/Agreements
Posted by aao on December 19, 2014 - 12:17am

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