New The New School Post-doctoral Fellow in Urban Ecology
The New School’s Environmental Studies program seeks an urban ecology postdoctoral scientist to examine the role and value of urban social-ecosystems in the context of resilience and sustainability planning in cities. This interdisciplinary position is open to scientists from diverse backgrounds including in ecological economics, landscape ecology, urban ecology, urban geography, and related areas of the social sciences. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the position start date.
Deadline: January 2017
New 2017 James Beard Restaurant Design Awards
The James Beard Foundation Awards, aka the Beard Awards, are the food industry’s highest honor. The Restaurant Design Awards Committee is made up of architects, interior designers, and graphic designers. They are looking for beautiful functional design that seamlessly melds the setting and theme of the restaurant environment. Any restaurant or design project that was completed or redone in North America within three years prior to the year the award is being given is eligible. Architects, interior designers, and graphic designers submit their projects for consideration.
Deadline: January 27, 2017
New Sony World Photography Awards
Each year the Professional competition of the Sony World Photography Awards draws a huge variety of inspiring, engaging and emotional photography from around the world. Photojournalism and hard-hitting news photography sit side-by-side with fine-art, still-life and commercial work, as well as awe-inspiring images of the natural world and our travels within it. The Professional competition is judged on a body of work. Photographers must submit a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 images and all submissions must be accompanied by a series description.
Deadline: January 10, 2017
New Sotheby's Institute of Art Research Award
The Sotheby's Institute of Art Research Award subcommittee of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) welcomes nominations by its members to recognize excellence in a student paper or digital art history project on a topic relevant to collecting or the art market. Topics may include but will not be limited to the sale, collecting and provenance of artworks, historical or contemporary factors and trends that affect the business of art and connoisseurship.
Deadline: November 21
New caa.reviews Call for Field Editors
caa.reviews invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to join its Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a term ending June 30, 2019. An online journal, caa.reviews is devoted to the peer review of books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to art history, visual studies, and the arts. The journal seeks field editors to commission reviews of books in museum studies and of exhibitions on the West Coast, in the Midwest, and in Europe. Candidates may be artists, art or design historians, critics, curators, or other professionals in the visual arts; institutional affiliation is not required.
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Harry der Boghosian Fellowship at Syracuse University
The Harry der Boghosian Fellowship is an endowed faculty fellowship that enables faculty, early in their teaching careers, to spend a year in residence at the Syracuse University School of Architecture. The recipient, over the course of an academic year, will develop a body of design research while teaching at the school. Fellows will teach one studio and two elective courses over two semesters that focus on the Fellow's research project. The combined research and teaching will culminate in a public lecture and exhibition at the end of the spring semester.
Deadline: December 31
Plot(s): Journal of Design Studies Call for Submissions
Plot(s) Journal of Design Studies is an annual peer-reviewed publication produced and edited by the MA Design Studies program at Parsons School of Design in New York. As a multidisciplinary journal, Plot(s) attempts to articulate the ways in which design practices shape and transform the human experience. Plot(s) accepts a wide range of formats including, but not limited to, academic essays, visual essays, design research, interviews, book/exhibition/film reviews, and design/architectural projects. In addition to this, our website allows for the submission of other multimedia formats such as video and audio projects.
Deadline: December 19
Call for Papers: Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Graduate Symposium
The challenges faced by vast numbers of migrants and refugees worldwide—uprooted by war, persecution, or ecological crises or relocating in search of economic opportunity—are giving rise to innovative design solutions. Although often urgent, these crises are unfortunately rarely new. This symposium attempts to take a broader historical view of the relationship of design and decorative arts to the displacement and movement of people and populations since the Renaissance. Proposals are welcome from graduate students at any level in fields such as art history, history of design, design studies, fashion studies, history of the decorative arts, urban studies, cultural anthropology, history of architecture, consumer studies, design and technology, media studies, museum studies, food studies.
Deadline: January 23
Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship
The College & Graduate School of Art, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Saint Louis Art Museum invite applications for the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship. Two fellowships will be awarded—one from fall 2017–spring 2018, and a second from fall 2018–spring 2019. Each fellowship is open to an emerging or mid-career artist working in any medium. Artist fellows travel to St. Louis twice during the academic year to work on their exhibition while in residence and teach for two months in the fall semester. In the fall, fellows conduct studio critiques primarily with graduate students and may also deliver guest lectures for the first-year graduate seminar. During their residency, artists prepare new work for their solo exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The fellow’s exhibition opens in the spring with a public lecture at the Museum.
Deadline: January 6, 2017
AIGA Design Educators Conference Call for Proposals
Converge: Disciplinarities and Digital Scholarship encourages design educators, design researchers, and designers to take advantage of opportunities in digital scholarship, learn how to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects, and find new intersections within their existing research trajectories. This will help us to work together to redefine what it means to be a designer and a design researcher today. We seek a variety of proposals related to the intersection of design and digital scholarship. How can design converge with digital scholarship in more than a superficial way? How might aspects of digital scholarship impact design research? What are the key questions at the intersection of design and the humanities?
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Data & Society Post-Doctoral Scholars
Data & Society is an NYC-based research institute dedicated to addressing social, technical, ethical, legal, and policy issues that are emerging because of data-centric technological development. Data & Society is looking for two to four postdocs whose work complements research projects currently underway at the Institute. Postdocs will be expected to spend half of their time directly contributing to an existing Data & Society project, under the supervision of the project lead, and half to their own research. Role #1 will focus on the topics of Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Computer Science. Role #2 will focus on Technology & Society. Eligible candidates will have received their PhD in 2015-2017. Start date for this position will be late August 2017. Successful candidates should have earned their PhD before the start date.
Deadline: December 6
“IJoC” Call for Papers: Special Section on Privacy at the Margins
This special section of the International Journal of Communication aims to publish a collection of original research papers that address “privacy at the margins.” We are especially interested in empirical research addressing the privacy experiences of those whose struggles are not typically made visible. While digital technologies have reshaped many aspects of privacy, we are open to work that also addresses privacy in contexts as varied as consumer finance, criminal justice, education, employment, health, housing, and social services. By incorporating research that is often left out by privacy scholars, and by advocating for projects that discuss more diverse conceptualizations of “the user” or the subject, we can envision a future for privacy scholarship that incorporates a wider set of harms and needs, and encompasses the concerns of a larger base of citizens.
Proposal deadline: December 6; Paper submission deadline: January 30, 2017
The Frick Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship 2017–19
The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship offers invaluable curatorial training and provides the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection of Western European art from the early Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century, The Frick Collection — complemented by the equally significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library — offers a unique opportunity for object-based research. The fellowship is best suited to a student working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major strengths of the collection and library.
Deadline: January 16, 2017
Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) celebrates transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to our nation's cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design and planning and showcase innovative thinking about American cities. One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 will be awarded. Projects must be a real place, not just a plan or a program, and be located in the 48 contiguous United States.
Deadline: December 8
Unmentionables Symposium Call for Abstracts
The Department of Interior Architecture at Woodbury University invites you to submit abstracts that explore notions of critical interiority and the constructed environment. Abstracts will be double-blind reviewed by a panel of Woodbury University reviewers who will recommend acceptance for presentation at the 2017 Unmentionables Symposium to be held in Los Angeles, April 7-8, 2017. Authors are encouraged to submit scholarly abstracts and research driven design projects that explore a wide range of topics covering history, theory, practice, interdisciplinary inquiry, and any other subject of current discourse.
Deadline: December 15
Communication Design: Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research Journal Call for Papers
The Editors of Communication Design are pleased to invite proposals for a special issue of the journal which seeks to focus on two main themes: exploring the expanded practices of communication design and negotiating the new landscape of research and knowledge exchange. Questions which might be asked: What is, and how do we understand, a new expanded practice? What tools are now required for curricula which are future-facing? What is the role of collaborative learning in communication design education? Where does knowledge exchange end and research begin? What new Masters/PhD models are leading in communication design research?
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Recommended Reading CAll for PReviously Published Stories
Recommended Reading is the weekly fiction magazine of Electric Literature, and with over 88,000 subscribers in just four years, it’s the fastest growing literary magazine around. Every week the magazine publishes one story, each chosen by today’s best authors and editors. For the two weeks in November, we’re asking writers to submit only stories that have been previously published elsewhere to be considered for a second life in Recommended Reading.
Submission Period: November 1 through November 15
Better World by Design Reimagining Food Design Challenge
Your challenge is to create a system, device, product, or other research- driven project that reimagines an interplay between humans and food on any or all of these scales: individual, communal, or global. You must be a college student (undergraduate or graduate) in order to participate. Groups of no more than 3 are welcome.
Deadline: November 15
AIS/Design Journal Call for Submissions: Design Histories Through and From Sources
Issue 10 of “AIS/Design. Storia e Ricerche” is seeking articles that offer an original reconstruction of stories of design and design culture based on the study of primary sources, and that will also critically discuss the specificity of the sources consulted and contextualise their use in the phases of research and interpretation; reflect more broadly on the potential of primary sources to provide new perspectives on the history of design; on the challenges and methodological opportunities offered by the heterogeneity of sources, formats and media; on the types of sources that can be used to address the multiple histories of design; on the role and contribution of the various figures involved in the processes of preservation, interpretation and utilization of sources, from historians to people who work in archives, to designers themselves.
Deadline: Abstracts due November 14
Design Management Academy Conference Call for Papers: Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections
The Design Management Academy’s international research conference will be hosted by the School of Design School at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The theme of the conference is: “Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections”. Design is becoming more strategic, both in the private and in the public sector. There is a wider range of interfacing activities with internal and external clients and collaborators than before and there is also a wider spread of disciplines to productively interact with. New methods and technologies for collaboration and interfacing have come up. China has been the centre of manufacturing for quite some years. Now it has become a leader in the development of internet services and the most important market in the world in many categories. In this new landscape, the roles and responsibilities of designers are changing dramatically, both in Asia and in the rest of the world.
Deadline: November 15
Graham Foundation Carter Manny Research Award
The Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary focus and the potential to shape architectural discourse. Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation: architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and other related fields.
Deadline: November 15
Architectural Review Pop-Up Awards
The Architectural Review is seeking the best temporary structures from the past five years for a new award with a £3,000 prize. From temporary pavilions to art installations and public interventions, we want to find the most exciting example of pop-up architecture in the world. The winners and T will be featured in a full-building study in the AR on print and online.
Deadline: November 11
Douglas Haskell Awards for Student Journals
Founded to encourage student journalism on architecture, planning, and related subjects, and to foster regard for intelligent criticism among future professionals. The award is not intended as a prize for individuals, but is intended to support the ongoing publication of student-edited journals whose subject matter could include architectural design, history, and theory.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Arnold W. Brunner Grant for Study in Architecture
The grant intends to fund advanced study in any area of architectural investigation which will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching or practice of the art and science of architecture. The proposed investigation is to result in a final written work, design project, research paper, or other form of presentation.
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Harvard Graduate School of Design Loeb Fellowship
The Loeb Fellowship seeks practitioners working to improve the built and natural environment and whose work has a social impact. It is an independent study program for one academic year based at Harvard Graduate School of Design. The program is designed to elevate the leadership skills of innovation practitioners, enhance the impact of their work in the future, and connect them to a diverse global network of people working to change their communities.
Deadline: January 5, 2017
The Frick Summer/Fall 2017 Fellowship
The Center for the History of Collecting encourages and supports the awareness and study of the formation of fine and decorative arts collections in the United States from Colonial times to the present, as well as in Europe from the Renaissance onward, while asserting the relevance of this subject to art and cultural history. The Center offers short-term Junior fellowships (8–10 weeks) for graduate and pre-doctoral students and Senior fellowships (8–10 weeks) for post-doctoral and senior scholars. In addition the Center offers long- term (4–5 months) Leon Levy fellowships for senior scholars. In all cases preference is given to researchers whose projects are particularly appropriate to the resources available at the Frick Art Reference Library. Two short-term fellowships will be granted for Summer/Fall 2017 (July–December), one to a junior scholar, and one to a senior scholar. One Leon Levy long-term fellowship (one academic semester) will be granted for Summer/Fall 2017.
Deadline: February 15, 2017
Currents New Media Festival Call for Artist Submissions
Currents New Media provides the community with opportunities to experience New Media Arts in traditional venues, public and outdoor spaces. This year’s categories include: New Media Installations, Outdoor Video and New Media Installations, Single Channel Video and Animation, Multimedia Performance, Fulldome, Experimental or Interactive Documentary, Augmented Reality / Mobile Device Apps / Art-Gaming / Web-Art, Virtual Reality Environments, Robotics, Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing) and Interactive Installations for Children.
Deadline: January 11, 2017
Kresge Foundation Grants for Arts & Culture
We seek to make arts, culture and design an integral element of equitable community development and urban planning strategies. We invest through these focus areas: National Networks: We invest in national organizations committed to Kresge’s brand of Creative Placemaking practices within their organizations and programs. Place-Based Initiatives: We support established Creative Placemaking practitioners that work in disinvested communities and seek to improve the bedrock conditions of low income people. Local Systems: We fund projects that test the integration of arts and culture within municipal systems and other non-arts disciplines.
For this special issue of PUBLIC, we invite artists, activists, designers, and scholars to explore the potential of digital technologies and practices to inspire creative, interactive, collaborative work for public engagement and the pursuit of social justice. The issue asks how engagement–the affective and embodied knowledges people gain in their everyday lives–can animate our virtual lives. We invite contributors to discuss the impact of projects that embody “digital engagements,” moving beyond description to the value, limitations, and potential impact of projects and practices. To suggest a few of the innumerable questions the issue might address– How can technologies activate diverse audiences, muster and support communities, and promote democratic practices? What new forms of collaboration are emerging in digital work? When does technology inhibit, change, or inspire cross sector partnerships–including campus/community partnerships–and how are artists, designers, and scholars tackling those obstacles? How are people from rural areas, inner cities, and developing regions participating in digital arts and humanities projects?
Deadline: February 1, 2017