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Activism at Home: Architects’ own houses as sites of resistance

Call for papers

The University of Manchester, UK

January 15 2018 - January 16 2018

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The event is co-organised by Isabelle Doucet (University of Manchester) and Janina Gosseye (University of Queensland).

More details can be found on the PDF, and the event website.

Paper proposals via a 300-word abstract and a one-page CV to the conference organisers:

Isabelle Doucet: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Janina Gosseye: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



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Call for Contributions: INTERIOR – INFERIOR – IN THEORY?

Contemporary Positions in Interior Design Theory

Berlin

January 15 2018

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Abstracts for academic papers and topic proposals are sought for the international conference

INTERIOR – INFERIOR – IN THEORY? Contemporary Positions in Interior Design Theory

17-18 May 2018, Berlin

Abstract submission 15.1.2018

Notification of acceptance 15.2.2018   

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All Ireland Architecture Research Group (AIARG) 7: res publica

Queen’s University, Belfast

January 25 2018 - January 26 2018

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The seventh annual conference of the All Ireland Architecture Research Group (AIARG 7) seeks to explore the relationship between architecture and the public realm. The term res publica defines a public affair and architecture is necessarily the most public of the arts: to engage in architecture is to engage in a public discourse. The relationship between architecture and its publics is a complicated one. A public art requires reciprocity between the public and private realms but much of the built environment is designed and built for and by private individuals. Yet the process of design, even for a private commission, is also potentially a public act in that it establishes a collective forum, a sort of res publica as a thing held in common by many people. So where does the public aspect of architecture reside and how is it calibrated?

We imagine that papers could address multiple questions, including, but not limited to:

  • -  How does the contemporary culture of architecture, defined by its discourses of practice, theory and pedagogy, respond to or embody the varying public attributes of architecture?

  • -  How has the changing nature of the public sphere through history impacted on the built environment?

  • -  Can there be or has there even been a public of architects – in the meaning of a body, collective, a generality – if so what did it or does it look like and what could it do?

- How can public be defined for architecture? How can this public be constituted such that it is inclusive of minorities in society?

The conference is an opportunity to reconsider the on-going relevance and impact of architecture through its discourses and, in turn, their ability to shape the public realm not only physically but also intellectually. In this it provides a companion to some of the aspirations of Grafton Architects’ curatorial proposals for the 2018 Venice biennale.

Unlike recent years AIARG 7 commences with a call for papers rather than sessions. We welcome proposals on the theme of the architecture public from practicing architects, theoreticians, pedagogues and others. We particularly welcome proposals for alternate media, those that may step outside an academic milieu and into a public one: roundtable discussions, performances, exhibitions, etc. Please send abstracts (limited to one per individual) of not more that 350 words to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) no later than 8 September 2017. A selection of papers from the conference will be invited to submit to building material, the peer-reviewed journal of the Architectural Association of Ireland.

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Atmosphere: Fabrications

Symposium

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

February 01 2018 - February 03 2018

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We invite proposals for 20-minute paper presentations and/or temporary installations exploring Fabrications via one of the following four sub-themes: Social Fabrics, Mediating Fabrics, Fabricating in situ, and Fabricating Truth.

 

 

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Building Material

"Public": Call for contributions

March 02 2018

Public: The 22nd edition of Building Material seeks papers on the theme of the public in architecture.

Architecture is a public affair, its impact shared if not always evenly distributed. The vacillating boundaries of what constitutes public life, public realm or the ‘public interest’ are forever a contested space in which the ideologies of architecture are made explicit. A public act most commonly commissioned by private parties, the design and realisation of the built environment requires a reciprocity between collective and individual needs that often results in complex relationships of competing interests. The question, perhaps, is where does the public aspect of architecture reside and how might it be calibrated?

Building Material 22 invites submissions that explore the range of architectural possibilities inherent within the word ‘public’ in Ireland and elsewhere. Submitted articles must not have been published, nor be under consideration for publication, either online or in print. Written submissions should be a maximum of 4000 words and should be analytical and critical rather than descriptive. While inviting submission of academic papers, it also seeks and encourages interesting essays that fall beyond the academic pale. Shorter articles are welcome, as are graphic works. Building Material is a peer reviewed journal and all submissions shall be assessed by two independent reviewers. Submissions not intended for peer-review are also welcome. A distinction will be made between peer-reviewed research articles and other material.

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Displacement and Architecture Symposium 2018 | Coral Gables, Florida hosted by ACSF

Displacement and Architecture

Coral Gables, Florida

May 22 2018 - May 25 2018

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Displacement and Architecture Symposium 2018 | Miami

On May 22-25, 2018, the Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Forum (ACSF) will host a symposium, “Displacement and Architecture,” in partnership with the School of Architecture, University of Miami; the Coral Gables Museum; AIA Miami; and The Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The symposium aims for a broad discussion among practitioners and scholars on the tangible and intangible dimensions of displacement, addressing the physical as well as spiritual ramifications of natural disaster, forced migration, or deportation. Topics may include places and cities impacted by migration, including the spatial dimensions of the shelter, camp, or religious building

 

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