Newsletter | January 2021
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Starts January 30! AAO member organizations from around the world are collaborating to present a six-city virtual tour program that is open to all. Please consider attending and sharing this program with your networks.

Join six of the world’s leading architecture organizations in Copenhagen, Chicago, Boston, Prague, New York, and Los Angeles as they team up to bring you a virtual glimpse into surprising historic and contemporary icons. Tour a different city each Saturday (starting January 30) and meet some of the architectural experts and local guides who know their cities best.

If this pilot proves successful, we’d be delighted to take up interested members who might wish to participate in a follow-up series.
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Member News Briefs

Virtual Programming: Camps, Summits, Talks, Tours, Awards

  • Fallingwater adds "Virtual Experiences" to the main menu on its website, highlighting the shift in programming that many organizations are undergoing.
  • The World Around, which is in residence at the Guggenheim Museum, hosts its annual Summit online on January 30, with speakers from 14 international cities and sites (a selection of speakers is pictured above). 
  • The Chicago Architecture Center hosts 2020 Pritzker Prize laureates Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects for a virtual program on February 18.
  • The Denver Architecture Foundation's free self-guided audio tours make it possible to explore 24 sites while practicing safe social distancing, or to learn about Denver from afar.
  • View the recording of the 2020 Silver SPUR Awards ceremony, which included well-produced videos of the award winners and a conversation between Trevor Noah and SPUR's President and CEO, Alicia John-Baptiste.

New Voices in Architecture

  • New Architecture Writers (pictured above) is a free, year-long program for black and minority ethnic emerging design writers, supported by the Architecture Foundation and the Architectural Review. Consider commissioning a N.A.W. alum for your next event or publication, donating to support their work, or starting a similar program in your city.
  • After 28 years, architecture critic Blair Kamin steps down from the Chicago Tribune after taking a buyout. Read an exit interview "Architecture Criticism Matters More than Ever" in Fast Company. It has not yet been announced whether the paper will appoint a new architecture critic.
  • Recognizing the value of effective communication for our field, AIA New York offers a five-part online writing workshop for architects
  • Materials & Applications announced the public launch of 96.7 KGAP-LP FM, an architecture radio station broadcast in Los Angeles and streamed online. An open call for architectural programming that prioritizes marginalized voices ends in February.

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