Monthly Archives: April 2014

2014 Brick Awards

The Awards recognise excellence in design and construction using brick. Each year hundreds of entries are submitted and 17 prestigious trophies and more than 100 certificates are issued to the successful projects. The architect/designer, brick manufacturer and specialist brickwork contractor are all acknowledged on each project.

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Volunteer Placement Description – Events Assistant

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust

Deadline: 25 April

This placement has been developed to act as a transitional role for those seeking employment in the heritage and events industry, by providing the opportunity to gain the necessary experience, skills and understanding of all or some of the aspects involved in organising a heritage festival and working within a heritage organisation. Your role will support the Events & Development Coordinator with the planning, delivery and evaluation of Glasgow Doors Open Day.

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Reinventing the African Mud Hut Together

Nka Foundation invites entries for Mud House Design 2014, an international architecture competition open to recent graduates and students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful.

The challenge is to design a single-family unit of about 30 x 40 feet on a plot of 60 x 60 feet to be built by maximum use of earth and local labor in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The client of your design is the middle-income family in any township of your choice in the Ashanti Region. Total costs of constructing the design entry must not exceed $6,000; land value is excluded from this price point. The entry should serve as an example to the local people that mud architecture can be beautiful and durable.


Registration and submission of entries run from March 15, 2014 until August 31, 2014. 

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AHRC/Design Council – Bristol and Bath design research project

Closes 22 May 2014

We have been working in partnership with the Design Council over the past two years to demonstrate the key role design plays in creating economic benefits and social value in the UK, and to explore design research in UK universities and its connections with businesses and policymakers. We now wish to test some of these ideas in a study which will examine how businesses and public sector organisations in a particular location use design in their work, and what the impact of this is on their ability to innovate and their economic performance. 

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JPI Cultural Heritage – Heritage Plus

Closes 28 April 2014

The Joint Programming Initiative in Cultural Heritage and Global Change is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for transnational proposals in the area of cultural heritage. This Heritage Plus call is designed to generate new, research-based knowledge to promote the sustainable use and management of cultural heritage and so to meet societal challenges and contribute to development. The call aims to fund excellent collaborative, transnational, interdisciplinary, innovative R&D projects focussed mainly on tangible cultural heritage research.

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Connected Communities Programme Festival – Early Career Researcher Workshop Call

Closes 25 April 2014

This call is open to early career researchers of post-doctoral (or equivalent) standing from a range of disciplines both within the arts and humanities and beyond, interested in contributing to the development of the Connected Communities Programme.

We wish to encourage EOIs from individuals with expertise in a wide range of cultural contexts in both the UK and overseas, past and present, who are interested in bringing their expertise into dialogues which span other cultural and geographic contexts and time periods.

AHRC/ESRC Design Fellowships

Closes 24 April 2014

This call offers design researchers the chance to work in collaboration with a business or public sector organisation that is interested in putting design principles into practice. The Fellowship will fund design researchers to spend up to 12 months embedded in such organisations, working on a collaborative project that will be of interest and benefit to both the researcher and the host organisation.

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The McDonald Institute

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The McDonald Institute invites applications for the fourth of five three-year post-doctoral Anniversary Research Fellowships. We are an interdisciplinary centre for archaeology and the research school of the Division of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge. The Institute is in central Cambridge.

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