Past Events

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The Open Hand 2: Orientalism in the Pacific

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September 09 2017

During The Open Hand 2: Orientalism in the Pacific, we want to resume the civic debate started during the first Open Hand symposium in 2014, about collaborative action in architecture, space, art and society, this time specifically in connection with community, geography, identity, displacement, migration, and history in the Pacific. Central to the symposium are the following questions: What are the opportunities, boundaries, and tensions experienced in diasporas here in the Pacific? Do we still view these phenomena through the lenses of the ‘Other,' or as exotic spaces of in-betweenness, or are we engaging with them differently now?

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Interstices Journal of Architecture and Related Arts: Call for student research projects

Call for Postgraduate Creative Design Research Projects

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September 04 2017

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Re-City 2017: “(Im)Possible Cities”

2nd International City Regeneration Congress

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August 24 2017 - August 25 2017

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Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere in Finland welcome you to Re-City 2017, the 2nd International City Regeneration Congress, under the theme "(Im)Possible Cities". The congress will be arranged in Tampere, Finland, on 24 – 25 August 2017. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, students and practitioners in the fields of urban planning, architecture, traffic planning and logistics, ecology, urban history, informatics, health sciences, economics and business, political sciences, social sciences and humanities.

The deadline for the call for abstracts is 15 April 2017. 

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Atmosphere: Fabrications

August 09 2017

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Interstices Journal of Architecture and Related Arts

Interstices 19: Surface / Pattern a pursuit of material narratives

July 31 2017

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Surface and ornament have been extensively reviewed, admonished, discarded and pursued. More recently there has been a renewed interest in the writing of Aby Warburg and Alois Riegl, while numerous studies have addressed these issues relative to Semper, Adolf Loos, Hermann Muthesius, and Le Corbusier. They have been made prominent by issues of animation and digitation.

Incrustations, protuberances, textured expressions, smoothed surfaces, surfaces enlivened as screens, are they ornament or cladding? Interstices 19: Surface / Pattern a pursuit of material narratives pursues the tension between ornament, adornment, object enlivenment, cladding, surface and pattern, and an exploration into the strange animations inherent in surface-pattern continua.

It is with this sense of the spatial effects potentiated by surface pattern that we may consider surface / pattern at a range of complex scales, like territory and landscapes, built assemblages and ‘cladding’, interior surfaces, décor and furniture, sculpture or objects of the decorative arts.

This journal issue is motivated by the renewed fascination with the architectural surface and the expressive effects it mobilises – effects that both eschew and uneasily dabble in the decorative. Material mediation has become a means for experimentation, a way of teasing out smooth geometries, tessellated patterns, iconic figures and textures, which may all also perform technical functions, like joining or harmoniously accommodating incremental and differential movement.

Call for Papers Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts invites submissions for issue 19 of the journal due for publication in December 2017. Authors may submit academic and practice-oriented, fully written as well as visual, contributions for this issue. Call for papers can be found at the following site

http://interstices.ac.nz/interstices-19/

Please submit full papers for the Interstices 19 journal issue to Sue Hedges (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) by 31st July 2017.
Submissions may comprise up to 5000-word papers, or visual/audio/moving image works with an accompanied text of approximately 500 words. All submission will be double blind refereed.
The journal’s non-refereed section welcomes papers up to 2500 words, as well as project reports and reviews of up to 1000 words. Visit our website to view the Guidelines for Submissions for details about the reviewing process, copyright issues and formatting: http://interstices.ac.nz/information-for-contributors/guidelines-for-submissions/

We look forward to your contribution!

Journal editors: Ross Jenner, Sue Hedges, Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul

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Call for Journal Papers: Interstices 19 - Surface/Pattern

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July 31 2017

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Submission deadline: 31 July 2017

Surface and ornament are periodically reviewed, discarded and pursued. More recently, there has been an interest in the writing of Aby Warburg, Alois Riegl, Gottfried Semper, Adolf Loos, Hermann Muthesius, and Le Corbusier. They have been made prominent by issues of animation (see, for example, Papapetros 2012, Payne 2013, van Eck 2014) and digitation (see for example Spuybroek 2008 and Schumacher 2009).

Incrustations, protuberances, textured expressions, smoothed surfaces, surfaces enlivened as screens – are they ornament or cladding? The forthcoming issue of Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, “Surface/Pattern”, pursues the tension between ornament, adornment, object enlivenment, cladding, surface and pattern and explores the strange animations inherent in surface-pattern continua.

Thought in one direction, smooth surface tends towards speed and a friction-less gloss; in another, pattern stirs surfaces, inciting decelerating, contemplation, and even deviation. Etymologically, ‘surface’ accords with the revealing of an upper or outward layer, but it also points to things that receive a surface through polishing or finishing. Surface, as a verb, intimates an active surface/depth relationship.

Pattern suggests the imposition of a plan or design that ultimately models or leads back to exemplars and the impact of patrons. Conjunctures of surface-patterns thus encompass rich and complex narrative effects.

This call for papers invites considerations, at a range of scales, of surface-pattern complexes like territory and landscapes, built assemblages and ‘cladding’, interior surfaces, décor and furniture, sculpture or objects of the decorative arts.

Deadline for Submission is 31 July 2017

For the full Call for Papers and for information about submission, formatting and style, please visit http://interstices.ac.nz/interstices-19/

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