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My City, My Home: Short Story Contest - Call for Submissions

10:27 - 8 March, 2019
My City, My Home: Short Story Contest - Call for Submissions

Where we live plays a role in who we are. It influences where we go to school, where we work, who we hang out with, everything. According to the United Nations, almost 75% of everyone on earth will live in a city by 2050. This move to a high-density living will push architecture and the urban experience to its max.

Architecture of Power: Short Story Award

18:00 - 31 January, 2019
Architecture of Power: Short Story Award, Architecture of Power: Short Story Award
Architecture of Power: Short Story Award

Welcome to 2019; polarizing political views are an ever-present reality and it doesn't seem to be improving. Whether you live in the US or on the other side of the globe our environments are actors in the theater of influence. What happens when design becomes part of the equation? How does architecture and the built-environment play a role in the social and political lives of the people in power and those on the fringes?

Write a short story that puts into narrative how you think about architecture's role in power. How does it aid the status quo or give opportunity for

Call for Articles: The Site Magazine Volume 39: Foundations and Disruptions (Technology/Architecture/Urbanism)

10:17 - 5 March, 2018
Call for Articles: The Site Magazine Volume 39: Foundations and Disruptions (Technology/Architecture/Urbanism)

VOLUME 39: FOUNDATIONS & DISRUPTIONS


Technology is the answer—but what was the question?

—Cedric Price

Just 20 years ago, Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the MIT Media Lab, anticipated that the post-information age would remove the limitations of geography. Digital living, he said, would allow transmission of place itself. (1) This prediction that technology would destroy distance and that our physicality would lose relevance did not hold true; rather, it expanded the meaning of physical space by making it more complex and inseparable from its digital dimension. (2)

The translation of the built environment into digital information—through robotics, big data, and smart

Study Design Research, Writing & Criticism at the School of Visual Arts in New York City

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Study Design Research, Writing & Criticism at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Molly Butcher, SVA MA Design Research class of 2015, researched the marketing of Martian and extraterrestrial settlements. Toroidal Colony, Cutaway view, exposing the interior. Art work: Rick Guidice. Image NASA Ames Research Center
Molly Butcher, SVA MA Design Research class of 2015, researched the marketing of Martian and extraterrestrial settlements. Toroidal Colony, Cutaway view, exposing the interior. Art work: Rick Guidice. Image NASA Ames Research Center

Do you have a research project you’d like to take to the next level? Are you challenged by communicating your ideas in multiple formats? The rigorous one-year MA in Design Research, Writing & Criticism offers a high-impact, targeted program, well suited to the circumstances of established professionals, in addition to graduates wishing to continue their studies at an advanced level.

Articulate and Amplify

01:00 - 18 July, 2017
Articulate and Amplify, Class of 2016 MA Ida Benedetto presenting at the Bloomberg Businessweek Design conference.
Class of 2016 MA Ida Benedetto presenting at the Bloomberg Businessweek Design conference.

Now a one-year program with student funding, the Design Research, Writing & Criticism MA program at NYC’s School of Visual Arts empowers professionals as researchers, writers and—above all—critical thinkers.

“Will I get a job with this degree?” It’s a question that would-be students around the world are having to engage with far more seriously these days. In a climate where graduates can often find themselves “under qualified” when entering a lopsided jobs market, the number of institutions and programs that can confidently point to proven track records are on the decline.

Doggerel Writing Contest: Undercelebrated Ideas for Cities

18:00 - 20 April, 2017
Doggerel Writing Contest: Undercelebrated Ideas for Cities

Doggerel, the online magazine of Arup in the Americas, is pleased to announce its 2017 Writing Contest! The topic: Describe an undercelebrated idea with great potential to shape better cities. Participation is open to design professionals, journalists, students, and anyone with an interest in the built environment. The grand prize winner will be awarded US$1,000, with up to two runners-up winning US$250 each. Winning submissions will also be published on Doggerel.

Call for Submissions: RM 1005: Timeless

16:00 - 18 July, 2016
Call for Submissions: RM 1005: Timeless, Call for Submissions, UC Berkeley's Room One Thousand, Issue 5: Timeless
Call for Submissions, UC Berkeley's Room One Thousand, Issue 5: Timeless

Timeless | Adjective | org. 1550

: staying beautiful or fashionable as time passes
: lasting forever
: having no beginning or end, eternal.
: not affectetd by time
: referring or restricted to no particular time
: untimely, ill-timed
: without time

When Literature Turns Into Architecture...

00:00 - 7 August, 2012
When Literature Turns Into Architecture..., Each element in this model represents a character in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, and the space between these elements represents the relationship between them. Model by writer Kanasu Nagathihalli and architecture student
Chelsea Hyduk. Image via The New York Times
Each element in this model represents a character in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, and the space between these elements represents the relationship between them. Model by writer Kanasu Nagathihalli and architecture student
Chelsea Hyduk. Image via The New York Times

"Great architects build structures that can make us feel enclosed, liberated or suspended. They lead us through space, make us slow down, speed up or stop to contemplate. Great writers, in devising their literary structures, do exactly the same." A recent post by Matteo Pericoli of The New York Times describes what happens when writers, students in Pericoli's creative writing course, team up with architects in order to "physically build the architecture of a text." The resulting models are physical representations of the emotions, relationships, and narrative-styles of stories by authors as varied as David Foster Wallace, Ayn Rand, and Virginia Woolf. Check out all the models, and their accompanying descriptions, at the NYT.