Event Listings from the Magazines Metropolis & Yes! (Includes Cradle to Cradle Festival)

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January 26

For the Greener Good: Inspired by Nature

Washington, D.C.

In its seventh season, For the Greener Good—one of the National Building Museum’s most popular public education forums—culminates with four panel discussions about the state of sustainability in our nation. The first panel, Inspired by Nature, will discuss how architects, builders, and engineers can take a cue from the natural world to create a greener, stronger, and more sustainable built environment. Metropolis editor-in-chief Susan Szenasy will be joined on the panel by Chris Garvin, of Terrapin Bright Green; Sheila Kennedy, an architect and professor at MIT; and Taryn Mead, a senior biologist at the design table at the Biomimicry Group. www.nbm.org/programs-lectures/series/for-the-greener-good-1.html

January 31

It’s Easy Being Green – Just Ask the Experts!

Room 1A02-03, Javits Center, New York

In 2009, the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) covened a SustainAbility Task Force – experts in “green” retail, design, manufacturing and fair trade – to develop criteria that can be used to identify eco-friendly products and producers. This year, members of the Task Force will get together for an informal and open-forum exploration of environmentally-friendly and socially-responsible best practices. Susan Szenasy, editor in chief of Metropolis Magazine will moderate the discussion, with experts including Enrico Bressan of Artecnica; Jaime Salm of MIO; and Stephen Burks of Readymade Projects, Inc. The session will run from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. www.nyigf.com/TheShow/Sustainability.aspx

January 26

Green Globes Webinar

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) and QA Graphics will conduct a Green Globes Webinar to introduce the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED): an interactive interface that displays real-time building performance data in a way that’s easy to understand and demonstrating how sustainable features like geothermal heat pumps or photovoltaic systems actually work. Users of the Green Globes assessment program can find out how the award-winning EEED can be used in a building to educate occupants and the public about sustainable building practices. www.qagraphics.com/webinar

February 12—May 15

Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century

Milwaukee

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Taliesin, the Milwaukee Art Museum will present a fresh perspective on celebrated architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright’s seven-decade career. Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century surveys more than 150 works, including 33 drawings which have never before been exhibited publicly. Reflecting on Wright’s impact during his lifetime and his significance today, the retrospective will focus on his grand opus of suburban planning, Living City (1958) which, though never realized, was the culmination of all his work, embodying the integration of the natural environment into everyday life. www.mam.org/exhibitions/details/franklloydwright.php

Through February 19

Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

Graham Foundation, Chicago

In 1968, American architects Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, with students from Yale University, embarked on a groundbreaking investigation of the Las Vegas Strip. Their fresh way of looking at the city extended the categories of the ordinary, the ugly, and the social into architecture. Their use of photography and film as a research methodology became as revolutionary as their findings, which were published in the legendary 1972 book, Learning from Las Vegas. Offering great insight into the creation of this groundbreaking publication, the exhibition, Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown presents original research materials from the archives of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc. www.grahamfoundation.org/

Through February 13

Light Matters: Christina Seely

Sacramento

Metropolis Next Generation winner Christina Seely will exhibit her photographs as part of Light Matters, a two person exhibition of photography at The Center for Contemporary Art. Seely’s LUX, a large-scale photo series, features night time photographs of cities in North America, Western Europe, and Japan. Her beautiful and haunting representations of these cities brings us an awareness that this illumination comes at a high cost to our environment and urges us to reconsider the way of living that contemporary society has created. ccasac.org/

March 25—March 26

AIGA San Diego Y16: Spark

San Diego

The AIGA San Diego Y16 Conference brings together industry thinkers, innovators and change-makers for two days of creativity and collaboration. The theme this year is Spark: new ideas and new directions for the creative professions. Keynote speakers like Chris Dooley, Co-founder and Creative Director, National Television, and Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. will share their insights to inspire and empower. During the Hands-on Thinkshops on both days of the conference, participants will work and share ideas with other attendees. y-conference.com/y16/

January 26—March 16

Cradle To Cradle Festival

Berlin

AEDES presents the Cradle to Cradle Festival, an exhibition about the Cradle to Cradle principle and its implications for products and environments. The Netherlands has taken leadership, both in terms of product development and of the application of Cradle to Cradle principles to architecture and town planning. The exhibition will feature Dutch towns and communities which have adopted Cradle to Cradle principle, as well as well-known enterprises presenting their most innovative product ideas, from “edible” textiles to leased office furniture. aedes-arc.de/

Registration Deadline: January 15

Submission Deadline: February 1

City of Dreams Pavilion

FIGMENT, one of the island’s key cultural partners, has teamed with the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) have announced a competition to design and construct an architectural pavilion for the 2011 summer season on Governors Island, New York. The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place, a learning venue, and a performance or exhbibition space. It must have net-zero impact and serve as a prototype for a new, sustainable way of thinking about design and construction. newyork.figmentproject.org/opportunities/call-for-proposals-city-of-dreams-pavilion/

March 25—March 26

AIGA San Diego Y16: Spark

San Diego

The AIGA San Diego Y16 Conference brings together industry thinkers, innovators and change-makers for two days of creativity and collaboration. The theme this year is Spark: new ideas and new directions for the creative professions. Keynote speakers like Chris Dooley, Co-founder and Creative Director, National Television, and Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. will share their insights to inspire and empower. During the Hands-on Thinkshops on both days of the conference, participants will work and share ideas with other attendees. y-conference.com/y16/

April 27—April 29

Living Future 2011

Vancouver

Hosted by the Cascadia Region Green Building Council, Living Future 2011 is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement, with its out-of-the-ordinary learning and networking formats. Speakers will include Majora Carter, president of the Majora Carter Group and founder of South Bronx Greenway, and Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the Cascadia Green Building Council. The three-day event will include interactive presentations, tours, and experiential activities that encourage a hopeful embrace of the region and planet’s economic, ecologic and social challenges, and offer solutions addressing these challenges at the building and city scale. cascadiagbc.org/living-future/11

January 26

Green Globes Webinar

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) and QA Graphics will conduct a Green Globes Webinar to introduce the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED): an interactive interface that displays real-time building performance data in a way that’s easy to understand and demonstrating how sustainable features like geothermal heat pumps or photovoltaic systems actually work. Users of the Green Globes assessment program can find out how the award-winning EEED can be used in a building to educate occupants and the public about sustainable building practices. www.qagraphics.com/webinar

http://www.yesmagazine.org/events

10th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

(Charlotte, North Carolina, from Feb 03, 2011 12:00 AM to Feb 05, 2011 12:00 AM)

Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities.

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2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference

(Washington, DC, from Mar 17, 2011 08:00 AM to Mar 19, 2011 07:00 PM)

The annual gathering of technologists in the nonprofit field.

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The National Service-Learning Conference

(Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, from Apr 06, 2011 02:40 PM to Apr 09, 2011 02:40 PM)

The largest gathering of youth and adults involved in the service-learning movement.

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The National Conference for Media Reform

(Boston, from Apr 08, 2011 12:00 AM to Apr 10, 2011 12:00 AM)

At the intersection of media and democracy.

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Free Minds, Free People 2011

(Providence, Rhode Island, from Jul 07, 2011 12:00 AM to Jul 10, 2011 12:00 AM)

Proposals for the national conference on social justice education are due before January 21, 2010.

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