The abstract deadline for Earth USA 2013 (the Seventh International Conference on Architecture and Construction with Earthen Materials taking place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA) is Sunday, April 14, 2013. More information and a link to the abstract template download can be found here:
The abstracts have been flowing in from around the world so there will be no abstract extension this year. Be sure to get yours in on time!
Earth USA Web Manager
ADOBE, ALPACA AND THE ALTIPLANO
A presentation of films & images from Northern Chile
Thursday 28th of February at 5:00 p.m.
New Mexico History Museum
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by Cornerstones Community Partnerships, Fundacion Altiplano and New Mexico History Museum.
For more information, contact:
Cornerstones Community Partnerships
Preserving Architectural Heritage &
Community Traditions in New Mexico & the Southwest
505-982-9521 ext. 106
Submitted by Robin Jones
About Earth USA 2013 Earth USA 2013 is the Seventh International Conference on Architecture and Construction with Earthen Materials initiated by Earth USA. The conference organizer is Adobe in Action. The conference will take place October 4, 5 and 6, 2013 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The conference is being held at the New Mexico Museum of Art in the St. Francis Auditorium (107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501). Earth USA 2013 indicates a wider field of interest than previous conferences and will include adobe, rammed earth, compressed earth block (CEB) and monolithic adobe (cob). Any material or method that uses clay as a binder is considered. Earth USA 2013 Activities Two and a half days of podium presentations and poster sessions on topics related to the current state of architecture and construction with earthen materials. A two-day trade fair which will coincide with the first two presentation days of the conference – Friday and Saturday, October 4 & 5, 2013. Tours to local earthbuilding sites in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Pre-conference earthbuilding workshops are being planned throughout the month of September 2013 by various organizations. Additional post-conference workshops will be held after the conference throughout the month of October 2013. Earth USA 2013 – Call for Papers Earth USA 2013 is now accepting abstract submissions for conference presentations. Presenters will have 20 minutes for presentation including time to answer questions. Time limits will be carefully monitored. Paper Subject Categories: Historic buildings and cities including their stabilization, preservation and conservation Social and cultural elements fostered by earthen building practices and traditions Construction methods Education and information transfer including codes, norms and regulations Physical and thermal properties of materials and structures including seismic, flood and storm resistance Passive solar heating and cooling of earthen buildings Earthen structures in commerce, industry, agriculture and energy production. New architecture and construction projects including renovation, modernization and re-purposing of existing buildings Please visit our call for papers page to submit an abstract for Earth USA 2013. Submit your abstract no later than April 14, 2013. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the abstract submission process or other concerns. Sincerely, The Earth USA 2013 Organizing Team – www.earthusa.org
Visit Photographer, David Shaw’s site for a glimpse of the TEG Tour held on August 17, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012 a Celebration of J. Paul Taylor’s 92nd birthday will be held in Las Cruces. The Friends of the Taylor Family Monument will host the event at the Hotel Encanto del Las Cruces from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Music by the classical Latino group La Catrina String Quartet. The event is in support of the continued efforts to establish Mr. Taylor’s adobe home as a State of New Mexico Historical center in Mesilla, NM. RSVP email@example.com
An MIT professor shows how ancient architecture can be the basis for a more sustainable future
From The New York Times–”House of Earth,” Woody Guthrie’s only fully realized, but yet unpublished, novel.