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IHBC RURAL PANEL – Call for Volunteers

PANEL PURPOSE
The purpose of the panel is to raise the profile of IHBC by providing a view on rural matters on which the Institute is consulted, be proactive by raising rural issues and also sharing important developments.

We are looking for someone who is willing to take on some of the following tasks:

  1.  going to the IHBC’s policy meeting (twice per year)
  2. scanning the internet for items of interest ( you can do this from home!)
  3. attending Heritage Alliance meetings, attending other similar meetings,
    and responding to consultations on rural matters relating to the
    historic environment

CURRENT PANEL ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
1) CAP Reform (may of course become something else post Brexit)
2) Changes in Planning Policy for redundant rural buildings, especially farm
buildings.
3) Countryside Stewardship (also likely to change)
4) Rural planning generally to include building conservation, and archaeological
issues in the rural context.

SOME OF THE CURRENT PANEL DISCUSSIONS…

1) Working with the Heritage Alliance notably the Rural Advocacy Group (HA represents 100 organizations in the heritage field). HA are engaged in Brexit discussions about the funding of traditional farm buildings, small villages, field boundaries, ancient monuments, woods and parkland, to name but a few.

2) The impact of the changing economics of farming. Elderly farmers struggling
to carry on a way of life, which is not economically viable for many would-be
younger farmers.

3) Curtilage of listed buildings, in particular whether farm buildings can be considered to be in the curtilage of a farmhouse – influencing HE policy on this matter.

4) Concerns about ‘permission in principle’ and what it will mean for farm building
conversions as well as the new extensions to ‘permitted development’ reference the
design of farm building conversions being over-ridden by other planning matters, and the possible effect on archaeological sites.

5) The impact of lack of LA conservation staff in rural areas.

If you feel you want to develop your skills in Rural Issues and contribute to some areas of this, become part of this Panel!
If you want to have an informal chat feel free to contact IHBC at support@ihbc.org.uk
There is no deadline and you can apply anytime.

2018 CAA Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students

The 2018 CAA Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students are now open for applications. The fellowship program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs internationally.

Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.

Deadlines:

PhD Fellowships: Monday, October 1, 2018

MFA Fellowships: Friday, November 16, 2018.

One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Fellows also receive a complimentary one-year CAA membership and registration to the Annual Conference in New York, February 13-16, 2019. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

CAA initiated its fellowship program in 1993 to help student artists and art historians bridge the gap between their graduate studies and professional careers. Past recipients include artists and thinkers such as Marin Sarve-Tarr(2015), Maggie Cao (2014), La Toya Ruby Frasier (2006), Risë Wilson (2002), Chitra Ganesh (2001), Miguel Luciano (2000), Miwon Kwon (1996), and Blake Stimson (1995), among many others.

Find out more HERE

2018-19 Architectural Education Awards

Each year, Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service.
Award winners inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academy into practice and the public sector.

Apply by 26 September HERE

London Parks and Garden’s Trust – Trustees

We’re recruiting to our Board! We want to provide the best possible strategic leadership and support to LP&GT to really make an impact. We want to make sure our Director and her staff can rely on us to help them to take the organisation forward. Would you like to be part of that?

You don’t have to have experience in this field already – perhaps you have knowledge and skills from different areas – but if you’d like to offer your perspectives and commitment, we’d like to hear from you. Neither do you need to have experience as a Trustee – we’ll offer induction, mentoring and training.

We are developing a strong Board with a wealth of skills; we would now particularly like to hear from you if you can boost the Board in any of these areas:
• Publicity, marketing and media
• Campaigning
• Internal and external communications.

We are also keen to hear from you if you are interested, with these skills, in the role of Trustee with the lead for our Research and Publications Working Group.

For more information on this opportunity, please go to our website www.londongardenstrust.org. If you’d like to chat about the role before applying, do get in touch with me, Verena McCaig, Vice Chair verena.mccaig@londongardenstrust.org.

Please send your CV to office@londongardenstrust.org by Tuesday 28 August with a short covering email highlighting your interest in joining the Board.  We shall be holding informal interviews in early September, depending on candidates’ availability, with a view to new trustees joining us for our Board Meeting on 20 September or for our Board Awayday in October.

Bursary funded place for traditional building skills NVQ

The Prince’s Foundation and QEST (the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) are collaborating to deliver a training programme in traditional building skills, linking short courses and workshops with a series of live training builds on heritage sites across the UK and are recruiting now.

START DATE
1 October 2018

DURATION
One year

LOCATIONS
Dumfries House Estate in Scotland; Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland; The Royal Gardens at Highgrove and placements with master craftspeople around the UK.

BURSARY
£1,000 a month

The application deadline is 23rd July 2018.

GCRF Highlight Notice for International Development: Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme

The AHRC is pleased to announce a new highlight notice under the Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF) funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The aim of this highlight notice is to encourage applications exploring innovative ways to enhance engagement with, and impacts from, research funded by the AHRC in one or more countries which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) and/or which will contribute more broadly to international development.

The highlight notice will provide opportunities to submit collaborative applications for up to £100,000 (fEC) over periods up to 12 months. Proposals will be expected to involve equitable partnerships with ODA eligible Countries and/ or with development organisations and to explore unanticipated or emergent pathways to impact directly related to current or past AHRC-funded or co-funded research (including, but not limited to, projects supported under the GCRF and Newton Fund).

As well as meeting the requirements of the Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme, applications submitted under this highlight notice will need to meet the requirements of Official Development Assistance, including submission of an ODA Compliance Statement.

Further details on the context and scope of the highlight notice, as well as further information on how to apply can be found in the guidance notes (PDF, 622KB).

Applications which do not fit under this highlight notice can continue to be submitted to the Follow-on Funding scheme as usual.

Further details here>>

Early Career Researcher’s Project Development Workshop

The GCRF programme Changing the Story: Building inclusive civil societies with, and for, young people in post-conflict countries is delighted to launch a new funding scheme for Early Career Researchers (ECRs), supporting research that considers the relationship between young people and civil society organisations (CSO) in post-conflict countries.

As part of the programme’ s commitment to the professional development of ECRs working in this area, Changing The Story is running a Project Development Workshop, for ECRs interested in applying for a grant, to help build and strengthen new partnerships and develop innovative, multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects.

The Project Development Workshop is scheduled to take place 25-26 October 2018 in London, UK.

Further details here>>

The Church Monuments Essay Prize

The Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year.
The aim of the competition is to stimulate people, particularly those who may be writing on church monuments for the first time, to submit material for the peer-reviewed international CMS journal  Church Monuments . Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not previously published an article in  Church Monuments .
Closing date for applications 31 December 2018.  Details online .

Open Heritage Internship (3 month volunteer position)

CYARK is seeking a summer intern to assist the programs and development team in expanding the number of heritage sites available through CyArk’s Open Heritage program. The intern will conduct research on past CyArk projects to include in the program, summarize significant features and describe how CyArk’s work supported conservation needs at a variety of cultural heritage sites around the world. Research will draw from scholarly sources and CyArk’s existing records.

Responsibilities
• Conduct research on and develop summaries of significant World Heritage sites
• Construct a narrative to present a site as well as CyArk’s work on the site
• Organize images, maps and resulting data surrounding the sites into a presentation format
• Coordinate with other members of the team on priorities as needed

Requirements
Working with high-precision, photorealistic 3D datasets requires comfort using high-end data processing workstations and professional 2D / 3D CAD and modeling software applications. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their desire and aptitude to learn a variety of software in a complex workflows.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Passion for cultural heritage and history
• Detail oriented
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative suite a plus

Please email your cover letter, resume and portfolio of selected works to resume@cyark.org with “Open Heritage Internship” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled and may close at any time.

Available Studentships

SEAHA provide fully-funded four-year integrated MRes and PhD studentships to eligible students.  All studentships are advertised as separate research projects and will be announced throughout the year; note that we do not have one application period.

To receive notifications for new studentships when advertised, please subscribe to our studentship alert mailing list at the bottom of the page.

Information on how to apply can be found here>>

Volunteer opportunity- membership recruitment

The Mausolea & Monuments Trust welcomes volunteer involvement and is currently looking to obtain the services of a volunteer who can assist in its membership recruitment.

The post will appeal to an individual who has some experience of membership management and an up-to-date knowledge of modern social media communications methods.

If you would like to discuss this voluntary post contact:

Chairman Ian Johnson on iajn@aol.com (01308 426382)  or

Carrie Leigh on carolync12@btinternet.com (020 7384 9321)

Civita Institute 2018-2019 Northeast Chapter Fellowships

The Northeast Chapter of the Civita Institute offers one and two month fellowships for independent study in the Italian hill town of Civita di Bagnoregio. NE Chapter fellowships are open to architects and allied arts professionals, urban planners and landscape architects, visual and performing artists, environmental and agricultural stewards, archaeologists, historians and writers, who reside in ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ or PA.

Application Deadline: April 2, 2018

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.civitainstitute.org/1728/northeast-chapter.html

PhD Project: Investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture

PhD Project: Investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture

Project Description

Brutalist Architecture (such as Erno-Goldfinger’s Grade II*-listed, Trellick and Balfron Towers in London) marks an important architectural approach that dominated the architecture movement in the 1950s –1970s, which capitalised on the raw texture of the building materials and the particular composition of building geometries. These buildings represent a formidable heritage and our concern as architects is to preserve them as a faithful evidence from our past, to be consigned to future generations. At the same time, in order to preserve the memory, architecture must be working and being engaged with activities and users, which often results in the need of maintenance, refurbishment, and conservation. Among these activities, energy efficiency retrofit becomes particularly relevant, as it involves major questions related to energy performance and climate change.

English Brutalist Architecture represents one of the most challenging subjects when considering energy efficiency retrofit. The concrete skin, a single unprotected layer constituted by a unique material brutally exhibited, is one of the most important features of a Brutalist building. Several questions arise when considering a Brutalist building for an energy efficiency retrofit. One of the main questions arising concerns the preservation of the Brutalist aesthetic while improving the energy performance of the building skin. This research, therefore, aims at investigating how material technologies and environmental strategies can preserve the unique character of the Brutalist buildings and achieve energy efficiency.

Tools aimed at computationally simulating environmental conditions have been evolving during recent years. Emphasis on using environmental simulation results can provide continuous feedback for the design process. Through developing virtual modelling methodology for existing Brutalist building(s), this research project will attempt to investigate not only spatial and morphological features, but also it will incorporate environmental data in order to perform simulation. At the same time, these buildings will be researched using measurement based technologies. The research will thus investigate the most innovative materials and environmental technologies and their design potential in energy efficiency retrofitting and impact on the preservation of Brutalist buildings character.

How to apply:
We welcome applications from highly motivated prospective students who are committed to develop outstanding research outcomes. You can apply online at http://www.port.ac.uk/applyonline. Please quote project code ACES4310218 in your application form.

Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA)

The eleventh biennial Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA) ceremony will be held in 2018 and we are now seeking project nominations.

We are seeking nominations in 7 categories both conceptual and built which demonstrate innovative and forward thinking design solutions.

Aberdeenshire is passionate about ensuring that our built environment is of the highest quality, fuelled by cutting edge design which ensures that people are at the heart of all developments in our area. The environment in which we live is of the upmost importance, human beings thrive in buildings and developments where both functionality and beauty are considered equally. The awards seek to highlight and raise the profile of good design in Aberdeenshire.

As part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People, we are also asking the next generation of designers and architects to focus on the needs of our older residents.

Details on categories and how to submit can be found at the following link http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/designawards 

Closing Date for submissions 23rd February 2018
 
Telephone 01467 628632
Contact designawards2018@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.