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Architecture & the Spaces of Information (Part 2)

A Symposium

Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London

September 11 2016 - September 11 2016

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This one-day symposium accompanies the publication of Architecture & Culture, issue 4.1: Architecture & the Spaces of Information (guest edited by Ruth Blacksell and Stephen Walker). Speakers will discuss overlapping practical, material, production and media environments across the disciplines of architecture, art and editorial design, and how these connections have advanced relationships between audience/user/reader and architectural space.

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Summer School: Understanding Urban Transformations through Data

An ESRC Strategic Network, Data and Cities as Complex Adaptive Systems (DACAS)

Manchester School of Architecture, University of Manchester & Manchester Metropolitan University

September 12 2016 - September 16 2016

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The Scholarship of Social Engagement Symposium: call for papers

October 20 2016 - October 21 2016

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The University of Kansas is convening a symposium that assembles internationally recognized thought leaders on the subject of critical engagement. These practitioners and their work are increasingly being highlighted at conferences, through exhibits, and in literature. Our symposium seeks to investigate the theoretical underpinnings of such work and translate these action-based community engagement efforts into interdisciplinary and theoretically-based scholarship. We will convene this group of scholars in order to establish a framework for the critical inquiry and review of the public impact of socially engaged discourse and design. The symposium will gather a group of scholars, practitioners, critics, and historians to discuss different aspects, forms, and features of social engagement that have developed across time and regions.

Abstract due: April 15, 2016

Additional information on the symposium, submission, calendar of events, registration, and organizers can be found at the website below.

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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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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.

Tickets
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. 
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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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