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Xiii. inteRnationales Bauhaus-Kolloquium: Dust anD Data

Bauhaus-univeRsität weimaR

October 26 2016 - October 29 2016

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The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar cordially invites you to the XIII. International Bauhaus-Kolloquium. The conference will celebrate its fortieth anniversary, and reflect on almost a century’s history of the Bauhaus, as well as the history of its international recep- tion and migration. Through the thematic sections OBJECT, ARCHIVE, MIGRATION und DATA, we will examine new methods of historiography, architectural analysis and production in order to address contemporary political transformations.

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International Conference inter≈ photography and architecture

Call for papers

Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona

November 02 2016

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Call for papers

Modern architecture cannot be altogether understood without the dissemination of its images. The blending between photography and architecture proved to be particularly fruitful in constructing the modern visual discourse. Architects became conscious of the full potential of photography beyond its documentary value, and photographers of architecture —architects themselves occasionally—, shortly became important composers and broadcasters of that narrative.

Simultaneously, the discourse around photography has become more and more complex, expanding its scope and surpassing a more traditional approach. XIXth century photographic documentation gradually gave in its way to new forms of exploration of reality, opening a wide range of possibilities and raising photographic and visual culture to a different level.

Photographers do not develop their work in a documentary sense as much as they seek to build a new reality perceived in subjective terms. They are involved in creating a new way of understanding the world. There is some consensus —as well as a subtler criticism— on the overflowing of their disciplinary boundaries. Those boundaries seem to be blurred bringing photography closer and closer to visual arts, claiming this way that same autonomy and their own place in the construction of contemporary discourse. The question arises as to whether the relationship between photography and architecture provides new creative processes, not just simple combinations, and whether they affect and experience each other in such a way they bring to light new ways of understanding both fields.

This International Conference aims to delve into the essential cogitations associated to the development of both disciplines in a contemporary discourse, particularly on their mutual interactions, interferences, intersections and interpretations. The Conference is structured around the following topics:

Interactions. Mixed profiles: Architectural Photographers vs Photographic Architects / The photographic gaze as an analytical and design tool for architects to create spaces / Architecture and Image / The Visual Discourse of Architecture

Interferences. Photography as a Historical Builder / History of Photography vs. Architectural History / The Documentary Photographs of Architecture.

Intersections. Architecture and Urban Landscape in Photography / Architecture under the artistic view / Photography: Piece of art or Document / Discursive and Iconic Records.

Interpretations. Museums and Galleries: Curating Architecture / Photography and the Dissemination of Architecture / The role of visual media in shaping the modern and contemporary discourse / Digital photography / Image as a virtual construction.

The committee encourages experienced and junior scholars to send abstracts, Spanish and/or English, exploring any of the above-mentioned topics. Selected authors will have the opportunity to present their contributions during the Conference. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings publication that will be indexed in major international databases. Authors could be also awarded and invited to submit an extended version to be published as a chapter in a future publication edited by the organization. Please send a 400-word abstract along with a short CVby the on-line platform at the Conference website. Info by e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Abstracts deadline submission: February 25th, 2016.
Notification: March 14th, 2016
Paper submission deadline: September 1st, 2016
Sessions will take place at Museo Universidad de Navarra

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The Colin Rowe Lecture Series: Richard Pare

Royal Institute of British Architects, London

November 08 2016

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In an informal setting and in dialogue with experienced and imaginative guests, The Colin Rowe Lectures aim to discuss the role of the image in architecture, particularly the crucial role of architectural photography. The occasions will allow invited experts and emerging scholars/practitioners to share their thoughts.

The inaugural lecturer will be the acclaimed photographer and scholar Richard Pare. Born in England in 1948, Pare studied photography and graphic design before moving to the United States in 1971 where he studied photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then he has been working as a curator and a photographer. He was the founding curator for the photography collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture from its inception in 1974. He continues to write and lecture on the history of photography. His current project is a study of the architecture of Le Corbusier. His exhibitions and publications include Court House: A Photographic Document (1978) Photography and Architecture: 1839-1939 (1982), Tadao Ando. The Colours of Light, (1996, AIA monograph award), and The Lost Vanguard, Architecture of the Russian Avantgarde (2007).

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Drawing Futures Conference and Book Launch: Call for Works

The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

November 11 2016 - November 12 2016

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Drawing Futures is a new international peer-reviewed conference on speculative drawing for art and architecture, founded by the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Chaired by Professor Frédéric Migayrou, Laura Allen and Luke Pearson, the inaugural Drawing Futures Conference will be held on 11-12 November 2016 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.  

This 2-day conference will focus on the discussion of how the field of drawing may expand synchronously alongside technological and computational developments. Bringing together practitioners from many creative fields, the conference will discuss how drawing is changing in relation to new technologies for the production and dissemination of ideas.  

Far from killing it, technology promises new avenues for the drawn as a speculative method – and its futures are ours to shape.

Keynote speakers
Pablo Bronstein, Neil Spiller and Madelon Vriesendorp.

All tickets for the 2-day event include conference registration, lunch and refreshments, opening and closing drinks receptions. Full Price tickets also include a copy of the Drawing Futures book published by UCL Press.

Full Price (Earlybird): £185
Full Price: £250
Students: £50 (Proof of student status will be required at registration)

Register now at http://www.drawingfutures.com

Drawing Futures is part of Bartlett 175, a special programme of events celebrating 175 years of architectural education at UCL. 
Follow us on Twitter for more news at @BartlettArchUCL and @DrawingFutures

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Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies

13th AHRA International Conference

School of Architecture Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden

November 17 2016 - November 19 2016

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The 2016 AHRA conference will address connections between architecture and feminisms with an emphasis on plural expressions of feminist identity and non-identity. From radical feminist, to lesbian feminist, to black feminist, to post-colonial feminist, to crip feminist, to queer feminist, to trans feminist, to Sara Ahmed’s feminist killjoy, to feminist men, to posthuman feminist, to the liberal and neoliberal feminist, to material feminist, to marxist feminist, to eco feminist, to Roxane Gay’s popular Bad Feminist and many others, even to post feminist voices, the claim to feminism continues to be tested and contested. And this conference will be no exception. Between architecture and feminisms our specific focus will be upon transversal relations across ecologies, economies and technologies. Specifically, we are concerned with the exploration of ecologies of practice, the drawing out of alternative economies, and experimentation with mixed technologies, from craft to advanced computational technologies.

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AIARG 2017 Conference

Call for Conference Papers

Waterford Institute of Technology

January 27 2017 - January 28 2017

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Proposals for conference papers are now sought for the 6th annual AIARG conference to be held in Waterford on 27- 28 January 2017. Paper must be submitted under the following thematic sessions.

  • Architectural Education in the Age of Globalization: when East meets West.
  • Centenary Celebration of William H. Whyte, Sage of the City (1917-1999).
  • Concealed or Exposed? Ireland and Concrete.
  • Critical Spatial Practice and Sensibility Formation.
  • Design versus Conservation and the Value of Time. What is the meaning of place?
  • Domesticity at the Crossroads: Irish Housing Design 1955-1980.
  • Evaluating Landscapes.
  • Interim Review- on Architectural Education 2.
  • Intertidal Infrastructural.
  • Reproduction: Architectural Education. Ideology and Capitalist Relations of Production.
  • Streets on the ground: Rediscovering planned and unplanned city streets.
  • The Minor Woods of Ireland.
  • “There are 60 degrees, so why stick to one?” (Zaha Hadid, Feb 2003), Considering the complete life and legacy of Zaha Hadid.
  • Transculturation. Merging and Converging of Architectural Idioms, Energies and Ideals.

Please forward your abstract by email (300 words maximum) to session chair by 24 October. Full papers (2,000-2,500 words) expected in December. Please include with your abstract a 100 word biography and contact details. 

For more information or queries visit www.aiarg2017conference.com or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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