15 January 2008

ECHO (Exploring and Collecting History Online)

The Center for History and New Media is pleased to announce the relaunching of the ECHO (Exploring and Collecting History Online) website at http://echo.gmu.edu. ECHO is a portal to over 5,000 websites concerning the history of science, technology, and industry. In addition to better helping researchers find the exact information they need and granting curious browsers a forum for exploration, the new site also provides access to the latest in blogging on the topics of digital history and histories of science, technology and industry.

The project is based at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University (http://chnm.gmu.edu). ECHO has been funded by two generous grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

11 January 2008

Event Energy Adapt blog

Thanks to Ramia, aided by some of our students, we now have a new blog documenting our Masters Colloquium Event Energy Adapt within the course Research through Practice:


07 January 2008

Research Training Sessions 2008

A new PhD degree (in architecture) has been established in Flanders. Designing will be the core of the research activities at Sint-Lucas School of Architecture. A methodology and framework for this research still has to be developed. The spring conference ‘the Unthinkable Doctorate’ (April 2005), organised by Sint-Lucas and NETHCA discussed doctorates in Architecture in an international context. A critical overview of the wide range of viewpoints and directions internationally available at the different universities was made. It is clear that more and more universities develop PhD programmes trying to validate the specific type of knowledge in and from practice. Designing processes as well as implicit and Mode 2 knowledge are made more explicit by research activities involved.



The symposium Architecture and Authorship is a follow-up event to the book published in June 2007 by Black Dog Publishing. It explores issues of authorship, attribution and intellectual property in architecture, and examines how individual architects and movements, from the fifteenth century onwards, have endeavoured to maintain their status by defending what they see as their own unique territory, the origins and intentions of their work, and their signature style. The event is organised by the editors of the book. The symposium will be structured in accordance with the sections of the book - mapping a 'force field' in which issues of authorship in architecture are played out. The contributors to each section in the book are listed below:
Affirmation: Tim Anstey, Caroline Dionne, Carola Ebert, Naomi Stead
Dislocation: Katja Grillner, Charles Rice, Jonathan Hill
Translation: Louise Pelletier, Wallis Miller, Renée Tobe, Penelope Haralambidou
Dissolution: Rolf Hughes, Stanley Mathews, Gernot Weckherlin, Sean Keller, Hélène Lipstadt
This event is organized by the KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, through Katja Grillner, Tim Anstey, and Rolf Hughes
Contact and registration: Katja Grillner, Associate professor,
Venue: KTH Main Library, Osquars backe 31, Stockholm.
Program info: www.auctor.se Please register before January 15