Architectural Design Research Symposium,


August 29 2014 - August 30 2014

This symposium provides a forum to reflect on the emergence of research through design in the context of Architectural Education and Critical Practice. As articulated in recent publications and on the evidence of postgraduate activity around the globe, design as the primary vehicle for research innovation has entered a confident and mature stage.

What are the themes that emerge from this body of work? What tactics have evolved through conceiving design as the core research method? What are the "unique national features and mentalities that continue to exist and flourish"? (Koolhaas, 2013)

The 2014 Venice Biennale and its theme of Fundamentals, provides a stimulating space in which to address these questions. This event is associated with the New Zealand exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. The symposium will be held at the venue of the NZ exhibition, the Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina, Calle de le Erbe, Cannaregio.

Interested participants are invited to submit a 1000 word presentation.

All proposals will be double blind reviewed by an international review committee. Accepted presentations will be published in a research book documenting the symposium with authors invited to develop full chapters through a second stage review.

Proposals due by 5th May 2014

Email your proposal for review to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For all enquiries please contact Jan Smitheram, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Call for proposals                                         28th March 2014

Submission close                                         5th May 2014

Notification of acceptance                            2nd June 2014

Final papers due                                          14th July 2014

Registration by                                            4th August 2014

Reception                                                    29th August 2014

Symposium                                                  30th August 2014