Presentation

OTHER CREATIVE WORK
 presentation
“A Tale of Two Queen Cities”
Jan.-Feb. 2008–Charlotte
April-May–Burbank
Exhibition of collaborative creative efforts by J. Gámez, Heather Freeman, Meghan Meyers, Stepahie Orlich, and Ronna Gardner at UNCC; additional collaborations were conducted with R. Ramírez and a team of students from Woodbury University.  This interdisciplinary project is funded by UNCC’s Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund
Curator, Postcards from a
Shifting LAndscape                March-April 2007
Exhibition of collaborative research and creative efforts by R. Ramírez and a team of students from Woodbury University’s Architecture and Design program (project funded by the Maxine Frankel Award, Woodbury University) and hosted in Woodbury’s Wedge Gallery.
“Latino Metropolis/Vecinos”          Jan.-Feb. 2006
Exhibit of student research focused upon Charlotte’s emerging Latino communities; this exhibit also featured the work of Catalina Culzar (Vecinos/Neighbors).  The exhibit was sponsored by the Charlotte Museum of History and it was held in the College of Architecture’s gallery on the UNCC campus.
1st Annual
Alumni Exhibition               March 8—April 9, 2004
Research posters exhibited in a juried exhibition held as a part of UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design Exhibition Series.
Urban Design Team Leader        Feb. 22, 2003
Harvard/Charlotte Community Design Studio (UNCC) Urban Design Charette focused upon the Optimist Park neighborhood of Charlotte, NC.
UDI Campus Design Charrette    March 22, 2003
Urban design charette focused upon the University City and campus community in Charlotte, NC.
Work Exhibited
Assemblage Studio     October/November 2001
Current design work exhibited at the Rainbow Public Library, Las Vegas, NV.
Work Exhibited
Assemblage Studio     October/November 2001
Current design work exhibited at the Rainbow Public Library, Las Vegas, NV.
Curator
School of Architecture Exhibit    October 2001
Recent Work from the School of Architecture, UNLV: Selected Final Master’s Projects.  Exhibit of thesis projects from the School of Architecture held in conjunction with the Las Vegas Chapter of the AIA Architecture Week.   Lied Library Gallery, University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Curator, 1st Annual Graduate
Final Project Exhibit            May 4-30, 2001
Exhibit of Graduate Thesis projects from the School of Architecture held in the Architecture Studies Library Gallery, School of Architecture-University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Curator, 1st Annual
Faculty/Student Exhibit        April-May 2001
Joint faculty/student exhibit co-sponsored by the AIAS held in the TAM Alumni Center Gallery, University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Work Exhibited
Winning Design Proposal    March 2001
Lynn Bennett Early Childhood Development Center Design Competition Exhibition of Entries held in the Architecture Studies Library, School of Architecture-University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
CoChair            March 29, 2001
AIA Brown Bag Workshop on Ethics and Global Practices featuring Dana Cuff and Garth Rockcastle; continuing education workshop for the AIA, in conjunction with the School of Architecture-UNLV, held at the Sahara West Public Library and Museum, Las Vegas, NV.
Competition Advisor Advisor    Jan.-March 2001
Nevada State College National Campus Design Competition.  Competition advisor for a national campus design competition with prize monies totaling $100,000.00 (Las Vegas, NV).
Curator
Unbuilt Las Vegas               Aug.-Nov. 2000
Exhibit featuring significant unbuilt projects in the Las Vegas area held at the Smallworks Gallery in downtown Las Vegas and the TAM Alumni Center, University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Co-Curator
Morphosis-Current Work            December 1999
Exhibit of the work of Morphosis in the Vestibule Gallery, Department of Architecture-Portland State University (with Clive Knights).
Curator,
Student Exhibit: The LA Studio    May 1999
Exhibit of the work of the 3rd year architecture studio’s proposals for the Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Urban Design Competition held in the Vestibule Gallery, Department of Architecture-Portland State University.
Curator, Migrancy and Exile:         June -July 1997
Provisional Landscapes of Ramón Ramirez
 Exhibit of the paintings of Chicano artist, Ramón Rámirez, held at Fruitful Grounds, San Francisco, CA.
Co-Curator
Re:Forming Social Space       Nov 1995-Jan 1996
International Design Competition Exhibition of Winning Entries held at the Social and Public Art Resource Center, Venice, CA.
Co-Chair, Re:Forming Social Space
International Design Competition.    Sept-Dec 1995
International ideas competition with prize monies totaling $10,000.00 (Los Angeles).
“A Tale of Three Cities.” Paper presented at the 2006 ACSA Western Regional Conference in Burbank, California (Woodbury University) on October 12-15, 2006.
“El Norte/Northern Territories: Border Practices in the New (Latin) American South.” Paper presented at the 2005 ACSA Southeast Regional Conference, which was held at Clemson University on October 28-29, 2005.
“Re:Discovering Place—Design as Territorial Practice and the Mesquite, NV Cultural Heritage and Art Center.” Paper presented at the 2005 ACSA Southeast Regional Conference, which was held at Clemson University on October 28-29, 2005.
“Special Focus Session: Architecture for Social Justice Awards: Partnerships in Teaching—Works in Progress.”  Panelist in a session featuring the CCDS StudioBuilding/Border/Culture—Charlotte as the Gateway to the New (Latin) American South,” which was awarded an ASJ Award.  Co-presented with Elizabeth Morrison (M.Arch. 04, UNCC), at the ACSA 92nd Annual National Meeting, which was held in Miami, FL, on March 18-20, 2004. Refereed Conference.
“Beginning/Finishing School: A Room from Two Views.”  Paper presented by José Gámez and Elizabeth Morrison (M.Arch. 04, UNCC) at the 2003 ACSA Southeast Regional Conference, which was held in Tampa, FL, on November 6-9, 2003. Refereed Conference.
“Architectures of Identity: Postcolonial Resistance in East Los Angeles.”  Paper presented at the ACSA International Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey on June 15-19, 2001.  Refereed Conference.
“Learning in Las Vegas (or, Researching by Design).”  Paper presented at the Research by Design International Conference held at the Delft Technical University (Faculty of Architecture) on November 1-3, 2000 in the Delft, Netherlands.  Refereed Conference.
“Cruising Las Vegas: At HOME in the LAND of Sprawl, Spectacle, and Silence.”  Paper presented at the ACSA Southeast Regional Conference held at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on October 26-29, 2000 (with Jeff Hartnett).  Refereed Conference.
“Home Schooling—A Case Study of UNLV’s Research and Design Studio.”  Presentation of student work produced in the Research and Design Studio at UNLV (Jose Gamez, Instructor); work presented at the ACSA Southeast Regional Conference held at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on October 26-29, 2000.  Refereed Conference.
“A Tale of Two Cathedrals—Power and Place in Los Angeles.”  Paper presented at the3rd International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference held at the University of Birmingham-Birmingham, UK on June 21-25, 2000.  Refereed Conference.
“Re:Building  the Past—Cultural Heritage, Race and Postcolonial Los Angeles.”  Paper presented at the ACSA Annual National Meeting held in Los Angeles, CA on March 11-14, 2000.  Refereed Conference.
“Mapping East Los Angeles: Aesthetics and Cultural Politics in an Other LA.”  Paper presented at the ACSA Annual National Meeting held in Los Angeles, CA on March 11-14, 2000.  Refereed Conference.
“Housing Popular Culture—Chicano Aesthetics in East LA.”  Paper presented at the Far West Popular and American Culture Association 12th Annual Conference held in Las Vegas, NV on February 4-6, 2000. Refereed Conference.
“Will Any Assemblage Do?”  Paper presented at the ACSA Western Regional Conference held at the Portland Center of the School of Architecture-University of Oregon, Portland, OR on October 15-17, 1999.  Refereed Conference.
“Re:Building the Past: Race, Heritage and the City.”  Paper presented at the ACSA Western Regional Conference held at the Portland Center of the School of Architecture-University of Oregon, Portland, OR on October 15-17, 1999.  Refereed Conference.
“Es mi casa su casa?  An Other Space in East LA.”  Paper presented at the ACSA Annual National Meeting held in Boston, MA on March 8-12, 1996.  Refereed Conference.
“Designing for diverCity.” Paper presented at the 13th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student held at the School of Architecture-Louisiana State University on March 28-30, 1995.  Refereed Conference.
CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Resource Team Member, “Urban Open Space Institute.”  Resource team member for the Institute for Urban Open Space held at the Charlotte Community Design Studio on November 8-10, 2006.
Resource Team Member, “Urban Open Space Institute.”  Resource team member for the Institute for Urban Open Space held at the Charlotte Community Design Studio on April 26-28, 2006.
Panelist, “The Changing Face of the New South: Latinos in the Greater Charlotte Region.”  Panelist on the Planning, Housing and Neighborhood Development session of this regional conference sponsored by the Urban Institute at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on April 24, 2006.
Faculty Chair, CriticalMASS 06.  Responsible for the oversight of the 5th annual CriticalMASS Graduate Student Thesis Symposium to be held at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on April 7th, 2006.  Invited Jury Chair and Guest Lecturer: José Rafael Moneo.
Faculty Chair, CriticalMASS 05.  Responsible for the oversight of the 4th annual CriticalMASS Graduate Student Thesis Symposium, which was held at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on April 7-8, 2005.  Invited Jury Chair and Guest Lecturer: Glenn Murcutt.
Panelist/Co-Chair, “Dialogue: The Beautiful, the Ugly, and the Fake—The Las Vegas Case.”  Co-Chair in a session focused upon questions of authenticity in contemporary urban places.  Session held at the Quasi Come: the Beauty of the Fake and Forgery in Literature and Art (Las Vegas, NV) on October 27, 2002.
Panel Moderator, AIA Committee on Design 2002 National Conference, Las Vegas, April 11-14, 2002.  Panelists included Reed Kroloff (Editor in Chief, Architecture Magazine) and Dave Hickey (Professor of Art Theory and Criticism, UNLV).
Session Moderator, 18th Conference on the Beginning Design Student: The Predicament of Beginning held at Portland State University, March 14-16, 2002.
Co-Chair, Workshop on Cultural Studies in Architecture (with Hande Birkalan, Yeditepe Univeristy-Istanbul).  Co-Chair of a workshop focused upon interdisciplinary research methods.  Workshop held at the ACSA International Conference in Istanbul, Turkey on June 15-19, 2001.
Co-Chair, Special Session on the Beginning Design Student (with Jeff Hartnett-UNLV).  Co-Chair of a session featuring papers from the 2000 National Conference on the Beginning Design Student.  Session held at the ACSA Annual National Meeting in Baltimore, MD on March 16-19, 2001.
Panel Speaker, Plenary Session: Theory in Context.  Invited panelist asked to respond to Joan Ockman’s published statement.  Session held at the ACSA Annual National Meeting in Baltimore, MD on March 16-19, 2001.
Conference Advisor, 17th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student held at the New School of Architecture, Polytechnic University-San Juan, Puerto Rico.  May 17-21, 2000.
Panel Speaker, Plenary Session-Large Firm/Education Roundtable.  Invited panelist for the session held at the ACSA Annual National Meeting in Minneapolis, MI on March 20-23, 2000.
Chair of Registration, 16th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student held at the School of Architecture-University of Nevada, Las Vegas on September 16-18, 1999.
Chair, 1st Annual Urban Architecture Symposium held in the Department of Architecture-Portland State University in Portland, OR in the spring of 1998.
Co-Chair, 15th Annual Conference on the Beginning Design Student: 2000 Tools held in the
Department of Architecture & Urban Design-University of California, Los Angeles on April 17-18, 1998.
Discussant, Book Session: Behind the Postmodern Façade: Architectural Change in Late Twentieth Century America.  Session held at The Cultural Turn: Cultural Sociology and Cultural Studies Conference at the University of California-Santa Barbara, CA on February 14-16, 1997.
INVITED EXTERNAL PRESENTATIONS
“Building a Teaching Portfolio.” Invited by the Art Institute at Charlotte (NC) to present on the topic of teaching portfolios and career development across various design disciplines on June 22, 2004.
“P.A.I.N.T.(T.)ing the Town: Muralism and the Politics of Identity in East L.A.” Invited lecturer on the 2004 lecture series sponsored by the Historic Preservation Program in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon at Eugene on April 17th, 2004.
“Changing Faces: Cultures and Communities in Charlotte.” Invited panelist on the Urban Institute’s public forum focusing upon demographic change within Charlotte, which was sponsored by the Community Development Academy and held on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on November 10, 2003.
“(Re)Placing the City: Urban Memory and Change in Charlotte.” Invited panelist on the Mint Museum of Craft and Design’s public forum on memory and change within the local urban landscape, which was held at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC, on July 31st, 2003.
“Re: Learning from Las Vegas?” Invited panelist at the Art Librarians Society of North America Mountain West Chapter Annual Conference held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on November 8, 2001.
“Trends in Contemporary Campus Design.” Invited to present to the Board of Regents of the University and Community College System of Nevada Board Chair’s Task Force on Architecture at the January 4, 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents, Las Vegas, NV.
“Architecture in Society: Rethinking the Public” Invited to present at Woodbury University, Department of Architecture, on June 4, 1996.
“Searching for the Public Realm: Cultural Politics and Design.” Invited to present at East Los Angeles College, Department of Architecture, on March 26, 1996.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO PRESENTATIONS
Research materials and diagrams included in Robert Venturi’s keynote address, “A Tale of Three Cities: Las Vegas Then, Now and Next.” Presented at the opening of the Guggenheim Las Vegas, Venetian Hotel and Resort, Las Vegas, NV (October 5, 2001).