Economies: Art + Architecture
is the first joint conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA). Economies
promotes rich dialogue between both groups, with the timely theme serving as a catalyst for expansive discussions about current issues facing leaders in the fields of art, architecture and design education.John Maeda, president of RISD, will open the conference with a lecture on November 4. Throughout the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops and discussions addressing topics including strategic planning and entrepreneurship; finances; careers; and environment, creativity and sustainability. Other activities will include visits to local museums and galleries and organized tours of the city of St. Louis.
The ACSA provides a forum for ideas on the leading edge of architectural thought. Issues that will affect the architectural profession in the future are being examined today in ACSA member schools. The association maintains a variety of activities that influence, communicate, and record important issues.
The NCAA is an organization of academic professionals dedicated to creating and maintaining a vital network of arts administrators. An affiliate of the College Art Association, it promotes communication among institutions and provides meaningful collaborative opportunities for arts administrators within academia as well as with leaders in related arts organizations.
The Sam Fox School, in partnership with Washington University’s Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, will present three awards of 20,000 USD at the ACSA/NCAA conference.
Learn more about the award recipients by visiting www.samfoxschool.wustl.edu
The Skandalaris Award for Excellence in Art + Architecture will be presented to Rick Lowe, founder of Project Row Houses, an arts and cultural community located in the historically significant Northern Third Ward of Houston, TX, one of the city’s oldest African-American communities.
The Skandalaris Awards for Entrepreneurship in Design & Visual Arts will be presented to Dr. Anna Rubbo and John Bielenberg.
Rubbo is associate professor of architecture at the University of Sydney and is being recognized for her leadership of Global Studio, an innovative, interdisciplinary program, established in 2005, that engages design students in participatory action research, community development, and design.
Bielenberg, partner and co-founder of the San Francisco-based design firm C2, has built his practice around a creative exercise that challenges the brain’s synaptic connections. Called “Think Wrong,” the process encourages participants to cast off embedded assumptions and approach design with a fresh perspective.