Antoine Picon Public Lecture at Concordia University [Feb 10, 2016]

A public lecture by Antoine Picon on Feb 10, 2016 at Concordia University

Where:

EV 1.615 at 7:15PM

with a book signing event preceding the public lecture at 6:30 at the marble table adjacent to the amphitheatre EV1-615

 

Winter 2016 Lecture Series [January-April 2016]

Reimaging the City in the face of Climate Change lecture Series

Organized by Carmela Cucuzzella

From January - April 2016

 

Dan Kinkead        January 12, 2016

Marlene Creates   January 21, 2016

Antoine Picon       February 10, 2016

Daniele Vadala     March 22, 2016

Museologies Journal Launch [January 13, 2016]

Museologies Journal Launch on January 13, 2016

Volume 8, Issue 1

Special Guest Editor: Carmela Cucuzzella

Title of Special Issue: Research-creation and the contemporary art space

UAAC in Halifax [Novemeber 5-7, 2015]

Carmela Cucuzzella chairs a session at the annual UAAC conference

Design Critique in the age of Environmentalism: The Plurality of Perspectives on Criticism

November 5-7, 2015

 

CURC [June 22nd, 2015]

Carmela Cucuzzella recieves a Concordia University Research Chair in

Integrated Design, Ecology, And, Sustainability for the Built Environment

Concordia University, Montreal

June 22nd, 2015

 

Debate and Launch paris [May 27, 2015]

Public Debate and Book Launch in Paris

Carmela Cucuzzella is part of a panel debating the quesiton of competitions in France.

Maison de l'architecture, Paris, France

May 27th, 2015

Book Launch Montreal [April 16, 2015]

Public debate and book launch: Architecture Competitions and the Production of Culture, Quality, and Knowledge

Carmela Cucuzzella is part of a round table debating the question of competitions for provisioning public projects

Maison de l'architecture, Montreal

April 16, 2015

BOOK LAUNCH [January 20, 2015]

Architecture competitions and the production of culture, quality, and knowledge (an international inquiry)

Edited by:
Jean-Pierre Chupin
Carmela Cucuzzella
Bechara Helal

200 cited international competitions in 22 case studies by renowed experts and new scholars from the field of architecture competition research [404 pages, full color, available February 2015]

[link to book's website]

Conference presentation [March 26-27, 2015]

Creativity in Sustainable Design in a Society of Risk Management

Carmela Cucuzzella will be attending The ARTEMOCC 2015: 1st ARTEM Organizational Creativity International Conference

[link here]

UAAC-AAUC CONFERENCE, TORONTO [October 23-26, 2014]

The Tensions And Synergies Of Aesthetics When Designing For Sustainability

Session Chair:
Carmela Cucuzzella, Concordia University

Paradoxically, while sustainability has become a keyword of contemporary reorientations of design practices and theories, most research endeavors have been devoted to improving efficiency or performance and few to understanding the influences of these injunctions on culture on the one hand, and design thinking on the other. How designers address the ever increasing environmental expectations or even, how they maintain a creative balance between ethics and aesthetics, remains largely unaddressed in recent design theory. This session is focused on the questions regarding the tensions between cultural and technical responses of design for sustainability that cross the main disciplines concerned with design thinking, be it at the scales of product, architecture, landscape, and urban design. Do designers go beyond current injunctions of environmental norms, certifications, and policies in order to maintain a creative balance between ethics and aesthetics in their projects? Is the aesthetic tension between form and content emerging as a new framework for designing more sustainable environments?

[link to conference]

CATALOGUE DES CONCOURS CANADIENS (CCC) [October 08, 2014]

Pierrefonds Library Expansion (Montreal, 2013): An Urban Connector

Author:
Carmela Cucuzzella

Since 2000, Phyllis Lambert has accepted twice to be juror of a competition for a library in Quebec, the first one in 2000 for the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec, and the second time in 2013 for the expansion of the Pierrefonds Library, at the periphery of Montreal. The GBQ was the beginning of a rich legacy of library competitions in Quebec, as Quebec has organized close to 15 library competitions since. The Quebec population is now in an ideal position to solicit a public debate about quality and innovation in this domain.

In the case of the Pierrefonds Library competition, which had a budget of under 20M$, it was not only about designing a library, but equally to integrate to an existing building, restructure the urban form, while valorizing the surrounding park. In some ways, it was analogous to the new Saint-Laurent Library competition of 2009 where competitors were required to "design an urban landmark". Both libraries situated at the periphery of the Montreal city center. Both had to valorize the surrounding green space. But the fundamental difference was that for Pierrefonds, a historical library from the 1980's had to be repurposed, bringing with this its share of constraints and opportunities. Consequently, the firm Chevalier Morales Architectes participated in both competitions, winning the Pierrefonds Library competition.

[link to competition]

CALL FOR COMMUNICATION [June 18, 2014]

The tensions and synergies of aesthetics of design for sustainability

Two LEAP researchers are organizing sessions for Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC/AAUC) Conference at OCAD University in Toronto (UAAC/AAUC) and are issuing calls for communication.

THE 82nd ACFAS CONGRESS AT CONCORDIA [May 12, 2014]

Controversies and contradictions of the contemporary project

Carmela Cucuzzella and Jean-Pierre Chupin present 'Defis de la critique en architecture: controverses et contradictions du projet contemporain', a seminar taking part during the 82nd ACFAS congress at Concordia University, Montreal.

DESIGN LECTURE SERIES [Winter 2014]

Design lecture series at Concordia University

A series of lectures organized by Carmela Cucuzzella at Concordia University (Montreal, CA).

Research presentation [November 13, 2013]

Research presentation

Carmela Cucuzzella was invited to the University of Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC) to present to the doctorate students her reasearch on 'Risk society, expertise and judgment in the architectural competition today'.

Chair of a session at UAAC in Banff [October, 2013]

Contradictions of Susatinable Design Practice

Carmela Cucuzzella is invited to chair a session called 'Contradictions of Susatinable Design Practice' at (UAAC) in Banff.

Conference presentation, Geneva, Switzerland [September, 2013]

When the narrative of environmental certifications replaces the debate on quality

At the 'From urban planning narrative to fictional urbanism: city-making in the age of the society of the spectacle' conference organized in Geneva (Switzerland), Carmela Cucuzzella is invited to present a research paper: 'When the narrative of environmental certifications replaces the debate on quality'.

Research presentation [June 6, 2013]

What is architectural expertise in competitions today?

Carmela Cucuzzella is invited to the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Versailles to present her work on 'What is architectural expertise in competitions today?'.

Conference presentation, Capri, Italy [June, 2013]

Confronting contemporary sustainability norms with the durability of the historical buildings

At the 'Heritage, architecture, landesign, focus on conservation, regeneration, innovation' conference, Carmela Cucuzzella is invited to present a research paper called 'Confronting contemporary sustainability norms with the durability of the historical buildings'.

Editorial CCC update [April 17, 2013]

Lower Don Lands

Canadian Competitions Catalogue (CCC) update - editorial by Carmela Cucuzzella.

Article for French Magazine D'Architecture [April, 2013]

Que savons nous des concours?

Five LEAP researchers write a special article for the great French magazine D'ARCHITECTURE called: 'Que savons nous des concours?'.

Workshop at Concordia University [March 21, 2013]

Design thinking in the era of sustainability: beyond eco-efficiency strategies

As part of the Engineers Without Borders Concordia (EWBC), 'Global engineering week, Carmela Cucuzzella will run a workshop called: 'Design thinking in the era of sustainability: beyond eco-efficiency strategies'.

Research presentation [March 11, 2013]

Is green quality risky?

Together with her research assistant Anne Saint-Laurent, during the UdM LEAP seminar, Carmela Cucuzzella will present her research paper: 'Is green quality risky? Redefining architectural quality in risk society through the filter of contemporary norms for sustainability'.

DESIGN LECTURE SERIES [Winter 2013]

Design as a critical practice: re-designing design

This design lecture series are organized by Carmela Cucuzzella, Chris Moore, and Andrew Forster. The lectures will take place Wednesdays at 4:30, in the Engineering, Computer science, and Visual arts integrated complex.

Seminar research presentation [October 26-27, 2012]

Architecture as a human interface

Two researchers and two doctorates from LEAP present their research paper at the Helsinki Competition Seminar in Finland.

Experimental Research Conference [August 23-24, 2012 / October 18-20, 2012]

Just architecture: Competition is/as architecture

Carmela Cucuzzela and Jean-Pierre Chupin will present a paper at the conference: 'Towards a new algorithm for sustainably creative architectural and urban design competitions' held in Switzerland at Luzern Art Centre/Swiss Architecture Museum.

Catalogue des Concours Canadiens (CCC) [October 10, 2012]

Biblioteque Saint-Laurent

Catalogue des Concours Canadiens (CCC) update, editorial by Carmela Cucuzzella.

Research presentation [August 23-24, 2012]

Just architecture

Exploration through constraints: sustainability in the architectural competitions: process, method, discourse, vision, knowledge (Lucerne, Switzerland).

Conference presentation, Capri, Italy [June 6, 2012]

ReflexEco - Mobilizing to reflect

Carmela Cucuzzella presents 'L'integration du developpement durable dans le cursus universitaire'.

Setting-up the LEAP@Concordia laboratory [April, 2012]

Grant from Fonds de Recherche Quebec (Societe/Culture)

Researcher Carmela Cucuzzella receives a grant from Fonds de Recherche Quebec (Societe/Culture) for the establishment of new professors-researchers and will set up the LEAP.@.Concordia laboratory.

Symposium presentation [February 02, 2012]

Design thinking and the precautionary principle: Conceptualizing and judging sustainability

At the Vanier College Humanities Symposium, Carmela Cucuzzella presents 'Design thinking and the precautionary principle: Conceptualizing and judging sustainability'.

Conference presentation, Vancouver, Canada [January 10-12, 2012]

Reevaluation of the role of norms in competitions

Researcher Carmela Cucuzzella reevaluates the role of norms in competitions at 'The International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability' conference held in Vancouver.

The Tensions And Synergies Of Aesthetics When Designing For Sustainability

Session Chair:
Carmela Cucuzzella, Concordia University

Paradoxically, while sustainability has become a keyword of contemporary reorientations of design practices and theories, most research endeavors have been devoted to improving efficiency or performance and few to understanding the influences of these injunctions on culture on the one hand, and design thinking on the other. How designers address the ever increasing environmental expectations or even, how they maintain a creative balance between ethics and aesthetics, remains largely unaddressed in recent design theory. This session is focused on the questions regarding the tensions between cultural and technical responses of design for sustainability that cross the main disciplines concerned with design thinking, be it at the scales of product, architecture, landscape, and urban design. Do designers go beyond current injunctions of environmental norms, certifications, and policies in order to maintain a creative balance between ethics and aesthetics in their projects? Is the aesthetic tension between form and content emerging as a new framework for designing more sustainable environments?

the role of norms in competitions

International conference on sustainable design [October 27-29, 2011]

Design thinking and the precautionary principle: development of a theoretical model for design for sustainability

At the TAO OF SUSTAINABILITY conference held in Beijing, China, Carmela Cucuzzella will present: 'Design thinking and the precautionary principle: development of a theoretical model for design for sustainability'.