Women in Architecture | Film Screening: Making Space

women in arch

In honor of Women’s History Month, AIA Cleveland presents the highly-anticipated documentary film, Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture (2014). It will screen at the iconic Museum of Contemporary Art (designed by one of the profiled architects, Farshid Moussavi) in Uptown Cleveland on March 10th. AIA’s special guest introducing the film is Sarah Rafson, an architecture writer and researcher based in New York, and a co-editor of sub_teXXt, an online journal by, for, and about women in architecture, associated with ArchiteXX. The exciting event will preface with drinks and refreshments in MOCA’s exhibit space.

When: March 10, 2016. Doors open 6pm
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, Uptown Cleveland
Who: Open to the public, special pricing for AIA and MOCA members
Why: Women’s History Month

AIA Members and MOCA Members: $10
Students: $15
Non-Members: $20

For more information and to register click HERE.



Point of View: Architecture + Migration


Associate Professor, Steve Rugare, will be speaking at Museum of Contemporary Art on January 7th, 2015. Departing from the work of Do Ho Suh, Steve’s talk will look at  how immigrant communities have adapted to the built environment in Cleveland and beyond.


Steve Rugare has been a full-time Associate Professor at Kent State University’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) since 2009. In addition to teaching introductory courses in architectural history, he teaches urban history and theory at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) and the upper division courses in architectural history and theory. He has also coordinated the Master of Urban Design capstone project at the CUDC. Before 2009, Steve was a full-time member of the CUDC professional staff, managing competitions, coordinating events, and doing editing and graphic design. With Terry Schwarz, he edited the first two volumes of the CUDC’s Urban Infill journal. He has advised the Cleveland Design Competition since its inception.

Steve Rugare’s primary research focus is modernism in the communicative and planning context of world’s expositions. This work–drawing on a wide interdisciplinary background in political theory, philosophy, art history, cultural studies, and intellectual history—has resulted in several articles and conference presentations, and a book is in the works.

January 7, 2016
7:00 PM

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA)
11400 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Free with museum admission


Landscape Urbanism Lecture @ MOCA

metrograma_pgt-plan_12 Metrograma :: PGT Plan for Milan

Landscape Urbanism :: After the Post-Industrial City


architect, Milan, www.metrogramma.com 


landscape architect, Milan and Duisburg, www.landsrl.com

Alberto Francini and Andreas Kipar are members of the team developing innovative plans for the expansion and greening of Milan. The plan includes major new green infrastructure for the city, integrated with new and redeveloped commercial and housing areas. This effort and many of the architectural projects resulting from it have become an important model for designers interested in the urban landscape of the 21st century.

Presented by Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design and Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art.

FRIDAY July 10th, 6:00pm
MOCA [Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland]

8501 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, [216] 421.8671
parking available

The lecture is free and open to the public, but the Cleveland Playhouse will charge for parking. MOCA’s “There goes the Neighborhood” and other shows will be available for viewing by lecture-goers (www.mocacleveland.org)

After the lecture, go to Playhouse Square, where the Ingenuity Festival will be in full swing. At 8:20, Pecha Kucha begins. What’s Pecha Kucha? Visit http://www.pecha-kucha.org/cities/cleveland

by david jurca


There Goes the Neighborhood

The new MOCA exhibit, “There Goes the Neighborhood”


Wednesday, July 22, 2009
5:30pm – 8:00pm
@ MOCA Cleveland
8501 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

5:30 – 6:30 pm:  Tour the new MOCA exhibit, “There Goes the Neighborhood”
6:30 – 8:00 pm:  A public, open-mic discussion of ideas about revitalizing Cleveland’s communities

There Goes the Neighborhood explores the evolution of communities here and abroad.  The exhibition focuses on how architecture and landscape embody a neighborhood’s past, present, and potential future.  The work on view examines places amid growth or decline, sites that hover somewhere between construction, deterioration, and renewal.  The artists reveal how physical sites symbolize the human experience of change, whether simple or complex, invited or forced.  Linking actual and anticipated shifts in communities across the globe, There Goes the Neighborhood emphasizes the evolving structures and compositions of neighborhoods in the twenty-first century.

This program is part of Building our Future Beyond Foreclosure.  This program is also in collaboration with the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition.

Free and open to the public

For more information about the exhibit please visit the MOCA website

posted by marianne eppig.


Pop Up City @ MOCA

pop-up-panda-and-mocaThe Pop Up City animation, made by Gauri Torgalkar and David Jurca from the CUDC, was announced today as a winner of MOCA Cleveland’s Neighborhood Watch Video Competition!  A narrative of a proposed development on the port site made by KSU graduate student Sukant Bhatnagar was also selected as one of the eight winning video shorts. The films will be screened in the Commons Area at MOCA throughout the summer 2009 season.

The video competition is a part of MOCA’s new exhibit, There Goes the Neighborhood, which opens this Friday, June 5th with an artist gallery talk from 6-7pm and opening reception until 10pm. The exhibit runs from June 5th through August 16th.

by david jurca