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The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the 2016 Rome Prize.
For over a century, the Academy has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative work in the arts and humanities. Through a national juried competition, Rome Prizes are awarded to emerging and established artists and scholars working in the following disciplines:
Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Landscape Architecture (includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography)
Modern Italian Studies
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Visual Arts (includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film/video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual arts fields)
Ranging from six months to two years, the thirty fellowships include a stipend, room and board, and individual workspace at the Academy’s eleven-acre center in Rome.
Submissions due: NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Visit aarome.org/apply for guidelines.
Active Ageing Presentation by Visiting Speaker from Australia– 6:30 PM Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the WAAC
Active ageing is the maximization of opportunities for health and well-being, involvement, comfort and freedom in order to enhance the quality of life as people age. Active ageing allows people to realize their prospects for social, physical and mental well-being throughout the rest of their life and to participate in society, while providing them with adequate protection, security and care. The term active is not limited to ones physical ability, it means involvement in society as a whole, being involved in economic, cultural, spiritual and civic affairs. The notion that Active Ageing can occur in a built facility goes against the very meaning of the word “Active”. The need to provide outdoor spaces that support Active Ageing and the physical and metal needs of the elderly is the key to the ongoing health and well being of an Ageing population. Longevity Park in Beijing is the new prototype for a Park that focuses on the requirements for Active Ageing. The park features are specifically designed to cater for both the physical and mental abilities and disabilities that are prevalent in an older population.
Speaker: Grant Donald – Partner & Creative Director, Silk Tree International
SOCIAL IMPACT DESIGN CELEBRATION
The Social Impact Design Celebration will be held on November 17, at the Wonder Bread Factory at 641 S Street NW from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.
Inscape Publico is hosting a celebration to recognize the work of those involved with Social Impact Design in the DC area. Social Impact Design is “the practice of design for the public good, especially in disadvantaged communities.”
The event will not only showcase the Social Impact Design of Inscape Publico, but many organizations dedicated to improving our communities through professional design. Awards will recognize those who have demonstrated passion, leadership, and excellence in the field of Social Impact Design for the greater Washington, DC region.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit inscapepublico.org/sidc.
Halstead Square Site Tour and Happy Hour – 6:30 PM Tuesday, October 6, 2015
More than 40 people enjoyed the event!
Special thanks to:
Steve Sattler from Parker Rodriguez for leading the tour…
Merrifield Garden Center for sponsoring the happy hour and for teaching us about the planting and construction process…
BlackFinn Ameripub for providing a great space for our happy hour, along with tasty snacks and refreshments…
And Halstead Square for being so accommodating and welcoming to our tour group!
September 18: Park(ing) Day
See photos and reports on Park(ing) Day on our facebook page.