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World Forum Geneva 18 - 20 May 2006: Cities and Quality of Life
Schweizerisches ArchitekturMuseum Swiss Architecture Museum
January 03, 2006
Society in crisis, evolving society, society in rapid growth: On which values should we build our future? The Geneva Forum will be the occasion to tackle these questions, shed light on new urban practices, and draw out the priorities of local actors through concrete examples. The Forum invites all actors concerned to debate these issues in light of their own experience.
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The James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City
Centre Canadien d´Architecture CCA Canadian Center for Architecture
January 03, 2006
Conceived in homage to architect James Stirling, who believed that urban design is integral to the practice of architecture and a vital topic for public debate, the James Stirling Memorial Lectures competition was inaugurated in November 2003 as a unique forum for the advancement of critical perspectives on the role of urban design and urban architecture in the development of the urban environment worldwide.
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Acquisitions: The Getty Acquires Archive of Julius Shulman
The Getty Research Institute
January 03, 2006
Los Angeles—The Getty has acquired the archive of internationally renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman, whose iconic images have helped to define the modern architecture movement in Southern California. The vast archive, which was held by Shulman, has been transferred to the special collections of the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute making the Getty one of the most important centers for the study of 20th-century architecture through the medium of photography.
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People: Architekturmuseum Basel appoints Francesca Ferguson as new director
Schweizerisches ArchitekturMuseum Swiss Architecture Museum
December 20, 2005
The Architekturmuseum in Basel announces the appointment of Francesca Ferguson to the position of director of the of the Architekturmuseums in Basel. Francesca Ferguson was curator of the German Pavilion at the last Architecture Biennale 2004. Since 2002 she is the artistic director for Urban Drift an transcultural platform for new tendencies in Architecture,
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Architecture & Design K-12 Education Network
Chicago Architecture Foundation
December 11, 2005
The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) and Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) have formed the Architecture & Design K-12 Education Network to advance architecture curriculum aimed at teaching youth about the built environment. AAF and CAF are founding partners in this new initiative and will provide the financial and overall management support for the program's launch and operation.
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