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Happy 2022! I was admittedly disappointed to start off the year with a virtual January membership meeting. On behalf of the Board of Directions I thank you for sitting at your computer... or device and joining us to hear about what our plans are for this year and for an update on the current news from AIA North Carolina. Our hope is that you will plan your year accordingly with the introductions and information given and join us in our efforts to engage our community as a profession and also enjoy the opportunities our staff and volunteers are planning that are more inward facing.
This newsletter is our first monthly edition. As mentioned in the annual meeting, we have re-visited the weekly newsletter and are shifting to a monthly letter issued on the 4th Tuesday of the month. We believe Tuesday is a better timing for our content to cross your desks. The weekly effort for AIA Charlotte is going to shift to brief notifications that are more streamlined. Content for the monthly newsletter is due on the 3rd Thursday of the month, so mark your calendars if you want to contribute. We want the newsletter to be more robust with content.
AIA Charlotte is optimistic that we'll be together in person for our next membership meeting. If so, I will note that we will also have a virtual viewing option planned in for both choice and convenience.
Stay tuned, busy and be careful.
Jana Hartenstine, AIA
AIA Charlotte President
2021-22 SoA Lecture Series Speakers AIA Continuing Education
The School of Architecture's (SoA) 50th Anniversary Lecture Series celebrates the vision of the SoA during its 50-year history and into the future. Throughout the fall and spring semesters, renowned practitioners and scholars will explore historical developments in architecture since the School's inception and examine current and future trends in the discipline as we consider the School's place in a continuously changing profession.
The SoA invites AIA members and state registered architects to join these free, one-hour presentations to satisfy their continuing education requirement for AIA membership and state licensure. All presentations will equal 1 LU of non-HSW continuing education credit.
January 28 | Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia University
Join us February 2, 2022 for a virtual panel discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion in architecture. Three of the Diverse Designers featured in the Say It Loud North Carolina exhibit will participate in a panel discussion mediated by two UNC Charlotte Students.
The panel discussion coincides with the Say It Loud exhibit at Lambla Gallery at Storrs Hall | January 19th - March 11th
SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina is part of a national initiative to elevate the identities and contributions of minority architects and designers.
New Series of Modernism + Film
To mark the closing of the exhibition Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement, the Bechtler presents a screening of Julien's early breakthrough film Looking for Langston. This film is a poetic exploration for the private life of writer and activist Langston Hughes, a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Julien's film has become a hallmark of New Queer Cinema, and has been widely shown, as well as taught in film curricula, around the world. Developed in partnership with the Charlotte chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, the program includes introductions to the films by scholars, urban planners, architects, art historians, film experts, and others.
Thanks to Bank of America's Wednesday Night Live program, visitors can arrive early to view Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi -- A? Marvellous? Entanglement for free before the film. FEBRUARY 9 | 7:30 PM | REGISTER HERE
New City Board Vacancies AvailablePlease view the updated 2022 appointment schedule for City Council's Boards & Commissions.
Please take note of application deadlines and dates projected for nominations and appointments.
The City Council vacancy notice can be accessed here. It is fast and easy to apply!
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Visit the Boards & Commissions Web Page!
You can access a listing of all city boards and commissions, membership rosters, descriptions detailing board responsibilities and apply for vacancies. We are committed to providing an open and accessible way for citizens to participate in their government.
EDUCATION RESOURCESBelow is a list of resources where you can get online continuing education credits.
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