Atmosphere Symposum 2014: Action

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

February 06 2014 - February 08 2014

Each year the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture hosts an interdisciplinary symposium entitled Atmosphere. This symposium explores the less tangible aspects of design and experience: the ephemeral, social, situational, emotional, elemental, phenomenal and epiphenomenal conditions of our shared world.

The focus of Atmosphere 2014 is Action. Action shifts attention from designed objects to design motives, agencies, conditions and effects. Action poses questions about performative and collaborative modes of making and inhabitation. Action prompts designers and researchers to reflect on their modus operandi, and on the actions and interactions of the diverse materials, circumstances, policies and people they work with. Action invites consideration of the transformative agencies of situations and situated events.

We invite PAPER PROPOSALS for 20-minute presentations exploring one of the following six sub-themes: building acts, dwelling acts, representational acts, socio-political acts, environmental acts, and research in action. Proposals should be well grounded in historical, theoretical or creative research, and develop compelling arguments and insights that contribute to interdisciplinary knowledge.

PLEASE SUBMIT 300-WORD PROPOSALS BY OCTOBER 15th to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Clearly indicate the nature of your proposal (paper and sub-theme). All proposals will be blind peer reviewed. Notice of acceptance will be emailed by November 15th. Confirmation of attendance and registration will be required by December 15th, 2013.