EMA Newsletter: 25 November 2016

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25 November 2016

CALLS FOR ARTICLES AND PAPERS

Poor Taste and the Exclusionary Mechanisms of Cultural Consumption (Graduate Conference)

The call for papers for the graduate conference entitled “Poor Taste and the Exclusionary Mechanisms of Cultural Consumption” (due 31 Dec, Santa Barbara, California, USA) is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…” in “Research.”

Beyond “By”:  Towards an Inclusive Architectural History? (SAHGB 2017 Annual Symposium)

The call for papers for the conference entitled “Beyond ‘By’:  Towards an Inclusive Architectural History? (SAHGB 2017 Annual Symposium)” (due 30 Nov, London, UK) is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…” in “Research.”

Comitatus:  A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The ongoing call for articles for Comitatus:  A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…” in “Research.”

EXHIBITIONS

 1,000m2 of Desire:  Architecture and Sexuality

Information on the exhibition entitled “1,000m2 of Desire:  Architecture and Sexuality” (25 Oct-19 Mar, Barcelona, Spain) is available here.

Schloss.Stadt.Berlin

Information on the exhibition entitled “Schloss.Stadt.Berlin” (25 Nov-23 Apr, Berlin, Germany) is available here.

NEWS IN THE FIELD

Rem Koolhaas Restores Venetian Fondaco dei Tedeschi

OMA (the architectural firm of Rem Koolhaas) has been working since 2009 to transform the 16th-century Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice into a department store and public space; renovations include a new rooftop, new entrances, and pedestrian access to the courtyard.  For more details, click here.

Virtual Reconstruction of Soane’s Bank of England

With the assistance of Robert A. M. Stern Architects, Sir John Soane’s Bank of England (now demolished) has been recreated and speculative models of how it might appear today have also been made.  For more details, click here.

Virtual Reconstruction of the Royal Estate of Choisy-le-Roi

The buildings, gardens, and grounds of Choisy-le-Roi, a royal French estate, have been reconstructed for the final years of Louis XV’s reign (approximately 1770-80).  For more details, click here.