The VAF is pleased to announce a call for participation in a student roundtable to take place at the upcoming Durham Conference. Please see below for details and to get involved.
What do current students of vernacular architecture have in mind?
Vernacular architecture scholars are trained in a range of departments and programs, including architecture, architectural history, art history, area studies, history, geography. Thus, the annual meeting of VAF is an important opportunity for such dispersed students to meet up, exchange ideas, and forge professional networks. More than 35 years after the forum's establishment, what can current students do for VAF as future scholars/professionals in this field? In turn, how can the VAF assist in shaping students' careers and their ability to contribute to the field? This student roundtable aims at collective brainstorming about student involvement in VAF. If you are a current student and interested in answering these questions (even if you cannot physically come), please complete a short survey (http://goo.gl/forms/o9Lz0VCVzV) and add your thoughts on Google Doc (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-mKc7vgFhDy_7CSOJlvr415RnbrnGOxfPyp4FOTYZeQ/edit?usp=sharing). For any questions, please contact Yuko Nakamura (PhD candidate in architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) at firstname.lastname@example.org.