Read about another artist who celebrates impermanence:
'The Cardboard Bernini,' a Film About James Grashow
By William Grimes (NYT)
Published: May 13, 2013
"The Cardboard Bernini" follows the sculptor James Grashow as he spends three years shaping cardboard into an ornate assemblage meant to be destroyed by the elements.
You are invited to hear from James Boyd Brent about the intaglio process and the inspiration behind his new series of prints, "Tale Spins: Water, Animals, Ruins," on exhibit in the Architecture and & Landscape Architecture Library.
"Tale Spins: Water, Animals, and Ruins" points at the multilayered nature of existence, and is an invitation to ponder how consciousness lies between one thing and another -- water and land, animals and people, growth and decay.
Wednesday, May 1, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
210 Rapson Hall
University of Minnesota
89 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis
hours and directions
Exhibition Coordinator: Deborah Boudewyns - email@example.com
About the Exhibit
The new intaglio series by artist and professor James Boyd Brent is about ancillary narratives and half-stories. The work illustrates moments that may or may not actually be stories, as such, but which allude to the way the mind concocts a world for itself, among worlds.
This idea echoes the work of wood-engraver Thomas Bewick, best known for the small vignettes that he made to adorn the end of chapters, and which denote a sense of a story without the story ever actually being spelled out. Abound in his imagery are stories, but they do not necessarily correspond with the main text. In each, the viewer is drawn to look into a small, distinct and illuminated world.
Exhibit on view through May 12, 2013 at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library.
FAR ROC: "For a Resilient Rockaway" Design Competition
Sponsors: NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Type: Open, ideas, two-stage
Location: New York
Eligibility: Submissions from individuals, students, and non-licensed firms are welcomed during Phase I; however, finalist project teams proceeding to Phase II of the design competition must include at least one licensed architect and one licensed engineer.
10 May, 2013: Deadline for Submission of Questions
17 May, 2013: Q&A Posted to Website
14 June, 2013: Phase I Submission Deadline
24June, 2013 (approx): Phase I Jury Convening
28 June - 12 July, 2013: Qualification of Finalists
15 July, 2013: Phase I Winners Announced
16 July, 2013 (approx): Finalist Site Convening & Orientation
7 October, 2013: Phase II Submission Deadline
14 October, 2013 (approx): Phase II Jury Convening
14 October, 2013 (approx): Team Interviews
24 October, 2013: Phase II Winner Announced
6-30 November, 2013: Exhibition of Phase II Finalists
Phase I finalists: $30,000 stipend for each team
Winner of Phase II: $30,000
Steven Bluestone - Partner, The Bluestone Organization
Alexander J. Felson PhD, RLA - Assistant Professor, Yale University
Brad Gair - Director, NYC Office of Housing Recovery Operations
Alicia Glen - Managing Director, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs
Ilana Judah AIA, OAQ, LEED AP BD+C - Co-chair, AIA New York COTE
Holly Leicht - Executive Director, New Yorkers for Parks
Rafael Pelli AIA, LEED AP - Partner, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Richard Plunz - Professor, Columbia University
Donovan Richards Jr. - Council Member, District 31, New York City Council
Katie Swenson - Vice President, Design Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Mathew M. Wambua - Commissioner, NYC Housing Preservation & Development
FAR ROC is structured as a two-part design ideas competition that will explore best practices and innovative strategies for the planning, design and construction of resilient and sustainable developments in waterfront areas. The competition aims to provide ideas and the basis of a master plan for the sensitive development of Arverne East, an 80+ acre site located in a FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area Zone, a section of the Rockaways that experienced significant storm surge inundation during Hurricane Sandy. It is anticipated that the results of the competition will be used as a basis for further planning work with regard to Arverne East and as a prototype for long term planning and development strategies in other densely populated seaside communities in the Rockaways and beyond.
For more information and to register, go to: http://www.farroc.com/competition/
Sponsor: Building Trust International
Type: Open, international
Eligibility: Open to all except employees, staff, consultants, agents or family members of Building Trust International personnel. Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group. There is no age limit. However, entrants under 18 years of age must be led or entered by someone over 18 years of age. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to enter the competition.
Professionals - £75.00 (Free to those entering from a developing country.)
Students - £15 (Free to those entering from a developing country.)
1st July 2013 - Registration deadline
29th July 2013 - Closing Date for Submissions
1st August to 15th September 2013 - Jury Evaluation
30th September 2013 - Announcement of winners to be posted on www.buildingtrustinternational.org and associated sponsors websites.
Professional Category - 1st prize: We will pursue funding and planning for the winning design. There will also be 9 honourable mentions.
Student Category - 1st prize: $100 (+ Opportunity to volunteer with the build of winning professional design.)
There will also be 4 honourable mentions
The Jury for this International competition will be comprised of both professionals and interested parties. Full jury yet to be announced.
The PLAYscape competition seeks to find exciting design proposals to transform neglected parts of cities into interactive landscapes, encouraging public engagement, community involvement and sustainable adaptive reuse. The competition challenges professional and student architects, designers, engineers and artists to provide a design solution which advocates creativity and promotes outside activity, increasing socialisation.
Contestants should site their proposals in an abandoned or forgotten urban site and develop PLAYscapes that create opportunity for interaction and play for citizens of all ages. Building Trust international will work alongside competition partners, local government and community groups to seek funding and planning for the winning design.
For more information and to register, go to: http://www.buildingtrustinternational.org/competition.html
3C - Comprehensive Coastal Communities Competition
An International Open Ideas Competition in Response to Hurricane Sandy
Sponsor: Operation Resilient Long Island
Type: open, international
Eligibility: Architects, students, engineers, interdisciplinary groups, the public
Timetable: 25 March 2013 - June 30, 2013
Registration deadline - 30 June 2013
Project submission deadline - 25 July 2013
First prize: Publication and Show
Second prize: Publication and Show
Third prize: Publication and Show
People's Choice: Publication and Show
James Garrison is an architect and educator whose work expands the boundaries of sustainability, he also teaches at the Parsons School of Architecture
Kate Orff is a registered landscape architect and the founder of SCAPE
Brian Pues is an architect local to Long Beach, NY. He is also an EMT and firefighter and was one of the many first responders after Sandy hit Long Beach, NY.
Laura Smiros is a partner at Smiros & Smiros Architects
June Williamson, a widely published urban designer and architect, is associate professor at The City College of New York's Spitzer School of Architecture
The 3C competition intends to catalyze the discussion of rezoning towns that are vulnerable to coastal storms. The post-Sandy rebuilding process has already begun, yet there are no strategies on how rebuilding communities can accommodate transforming coastal housing typologies. ORLI is establishing channels through the Office of Emergency Management in order for ideas from the 3C competition to help local municipalities preserve the value of their neighborhoods.
ORLI is a student-led grassroots committee of architecture, interior design, and construction management students some of which were directly affected by the storm. The committee exists as a collaborative response to Super-storm Sandy, founded to explore and develop methods to aid local communities by finding long-term resilient design solutions.
To register, go to: http://www.3ccompetition.org/register.html
For more information, go to: http://www.3ccompetition.org/
International Gastronomic Center (IGC) Brussels Student Competition
Location: Brussels, Belgium
75 € individual registration
100 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)
24 May, 2013 - Registration Deadline
14 June, 2013 - Submission Deadline
16 July, 2013 - Jury Decision
15 July - 15 August 2013 - Community Vote
1st Prize - € 3,750
2nd Prize - € 1,500
3rd Prize - € 625
Arquideas Special Prize - € 500
The winner or person that represents the winner team will take part of the Jury in the next academic competition.
Ferran Adria; Chef and owner of "El Bulli"
Joxe Mari Aizega; General Manager of the Basque Culinary Center
Jose Maria de Churtichaga; Associate Dean at the IE School of Architecture
Edgar Gonzalez; Chief Editor of www.edgargonzalez.com
Jon Muniategiandikoetxea; architect in VAUMM
Javier Ureña; Winner of Landscape, Architecture & Wine competition
The objective of the current International Gastronomic Center competition for architecture students is the creation of a space for cultural exchange through gastronomy.
In this spirit, the International Gastronomic Center (IGC) will be a space for chefs from all around the world to exchange knowledge and share their experience in order to promote gastronomic research and for their own personal and professional enrichment.
For more information and to register, go to: http://www.arquideas.net/competition/international-gastronomic-center
2012 Cleveland Design Competition "Transforming the Bridge" winners announced
Third Place : #12146 Moxon Architects (firm/team name) London, UK
This year, after reviewing the best submission extensively, the jury unanimously decided to combine the 1st and 2nd place prize awards and award two first place winners
First Place (tied): #12370 Archilier Architecture (firm/team name) New York, NY
First Place (tied): #12151
Ashley Craig Edna Ledesma
James Boyd Brent
Tale Spins: Water, Animals, and Ruins
March 11 - May 12, 2013
Opening reception: April 4th, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Artist and professor, James Boyd Brent's new intaglio series is about ancillary narratives and half-stories. It illustrates moments that may or may not actually be stories, as such, but which allude to the way the mind concocts a world for itself, among worlds. This idea echoes the work of wood-engraver Thomas Bewick, best known for the small vignettes that he made to adorn the end of chapters, and which denote a sense of a story without the story ever actually being spelled out. Abound in his imagery are stories, but they do not necessarily correspond with the main text. In each, the viewer is drawn to look into a small, distinct and illuminated world.
Tale-spins: water, animals, and ruins points at the multilayered nature of existence, and is an invitation to ponder how consciousness lies between one thing and another--water and land, animals and people, growth and decay.
-- Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York