An international conference at the Welsh School of Architecture,Cardiff, UK

Cardiff, Wales, UK

June 28 2018 - June 29 2018

Generosity is associated with the act of giving or sharing more than is necessary, with bravery, with notions of a benefactor and a recipient, and with a quality of being plentiful or expansive. From a stance of celebrating and questioning architecture's potential for generosity, this call for papers invites academics and creative practitioners to explore ways in which architecture aspires to, or may be expected to, give more than is necessary. This could be considered within the current economic context of austerity or within the broader historic context of a discipline often working in frameworks focused on cost and quantitative measurement. Reflections are welcomed which critically examine themes of Generosity as related to architecture and related fields, whether they be from a conceptual or theoretical position, embedded in everyday processes and expectations of practice, or from considerations of procurement, regulation, and policy.

Abstracts of 300 words for a 20 minute presentation, a 3-minute film or a workshop are invited on any topic related to themes of Generosity in architecture or related fields, and should be submitted for refereeing by 15 January 2018 to the email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). We invite contributions from academics and creative practitioners. Authors will be notified of selection by 12 February 2018. Following previous WSA conference publications of Primitive, Quality and Economy, we aim to publish an edited book of selected papers following the conference as well as a selection of papers in the Cambridge University Press journal Architectural Research Quarterly.

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