Past Events

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Homes fit for Heroes Centenary Conference: Learning from 1919

Call for Papers

Institute of Historical Research, University of London

July 18 2019 - July 19 2019

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The Learning from 1919 Steering Group in partnership with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, are pleased to announce that a conference will take place in July 2019 to commemorate the centenary of the passage of the 1919 Housing Act and the Homes fit for Heroes programme that it inaugurated.
The conference will take place on Thursday 18 July and Friday 19 July 2019 with a series of related events nationwide scheduled over the following weekend of 20 and 21 July 2019. The aim is to bring together multi-disciplinary perspectives from researchers that will:

  • showcase new historical perspectives on the 1919 Act and the housing that was built under its provisions (and those of subsequent Acts in 1923 and 1924), and which established the principle of local authorities building social housing that was followed for the next 60 years;
  • consider wider themes in social housing policy and design across the centenary period;
  • and look towards the future of housing in the next century.

The Learning from 1919 Steering Group now announces the Call for Papers for the conference. Paper proposals should be should be emailed to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Deadline: 5th January 2019 for notification no later than March 2019. Successful applicants will be expected to cover their own costs for travel and accommodation.

 

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Biourbanism: Designing a Home of Language

Summer School

Artena (Rome, Italy)

July 13 2019 - July 20 2019

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The International Society of Biourbanism wishes to share its 2019 Summer School with you. Would it be possible to circulate such details among your students and colleagues?
Biourbanism: Designing a Home of LanguageArtena, Italy July 13–20, 2019Program: https://tinyurl.com/y3hclopb 

Keynote lecturers from around the world will counterpoint circular transdisciplinary workshops to prototype a biourban model of city, landscape, and civic organization that encompasses politics, epistemology, and design. 

Among these, may I highlight Arch. Marwa Al-Sabouni (Syria), author of The Battle for Home, Prof. Sergio Los (Italy), father of bioclimatic architecture, and artist and biourbanist Prof. Marco Casagrande (Finland).

Please note our early bird tuition for those who register before April 30. 
The final deadline is June 20.

Updates can be found at https://biourbanism-school.tumblr.com 

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Call for Papers: Divergence in Architectural Research

Ph.D. Symposium

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

June 19 2019 - September 07 2019

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Hello!

We would like to bring your attention to a research event taking place next March at the School of Architecture of Georgia Institute of Technology. We’d love your help in spreading the word, and are pleased to extend an invitation to all Ph.D. student fellows and researchers allied with the Canadian Center for Architecture.

The Ph.D. Symposium: Divergence in Architectural Research, will take place on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, on March 5-6, 2020. The symposium, organized by the ConCave Ph.D. Program of the School of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology, seeks to create a platform for sharing current research in architecture with invited scholars and other doctoral students, in architecture and allied fields. By divergence, we mean the multiple paths, epistemological frameworks and interrelationships that are active today across the spectrum of architectural research. We hope to bring attention to this state of agency that exists and the emergent future directions this portends.

The Call for Papers invites doctoral students to present their ongoing research. The symposium will act as a nexus for connections with established scholars and fellow researchers. Interested students should submit their abstracts by September 7, 2019, on the symposium website.

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FRASCARI SYMPOSIUM IV: Call for papers

The Secret Lives of Architectural Drawings and Models: From Translating to Archiving, Collecting, and Displaying

Kingston University London

June 2019

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Architectural drawings and models are instruments of imagination, communication and historical continuity. The role of drawings and models, their ownership, placement and authorship in a ubiquitous digital age deserve careful consideration. Despite them being the first handiwork of the architect, not enough attention is given to discussions about the sites of drawing activity, or to the matter of housing them, which is essential to the active relations between drawing and buildings, building and drawings, before, during and after construction.

Expanding on the well-established discussion of the translation from drawings to buildings, the Frascari Symposium IV questions the significance of the lives of drawings and models- before, during and after construction. Where drawings and models dwell in relation to buildings, impacts their seminality and their potential future translations, from drawing to building, building to drawing. In this process of multi-directional and multi-temporal constructions, who has ownership of the drawings and models, and where do they belong?

Robin Evans outlined the translational gap between drawings and buildings. The Latin word translationem during the Renaissance period indicated literally a physical transporting, including that of building elements. The translations of architectural elements were a documented and planned act that resulted from meaningful changes and led to changes in meaning.

The relevance of the physical presence and location of drawings and models within the buildings that they represent, their physical transporting from one place to another, from the places where they have been made to where they are kept during construction, or to designated locations in the thereafter of the fabrication process deserves scholarly critical analysis.

Nowadays, architectural drawings often reside in private, or public archives, and in museum collections housing the body of work of individual architects. This is the case with many collections, including the works of the Modernist masters of architecture. Archives are progressively making their physical collections digitally accessible online facilitating research and potentially having a tangible impact on the future teaching of architecture.

Architectural drawings can sometimes be found in hidden compartments inside the newel post of staircases in buildings from the Victorian up to the Modern period. The attention to maintaining architectural drawings in buildings shifted to the pragmatic aspects of construction drawings. Nowadays a set of working drawings may be kept in mechanical rooms.

The on site presence of elected representations is emblematic of the process of on-site inventory in its dual nature of cultural recollection and fostering of future imaginings. The storytelling of the site, the site of building construction and the edifice exist in various relations to each other extending the lives of drawings in meaningful ways beyond the time of construction, which is often perceived as an end to the translational relations between them. The continuity and contiguity of drawings, models and building may define an extended site, which is open even after construction has ended.

The digital age is characterized by a ubiquitous site of drawing production. Even though it is now possible to reproduce digital drawings and models in multiple originals, facilitating the construction of a twinned theory and pondering its significance, digital drawings and models might not remain fully accessible long into the future due to the rapid obsolescence implied by software development. Archives are faced with the challenge of what and how much to preserve.

Architects and scholars are invited to consider these questions before they become an archival question and plan for the representations that inform the future of an extended site in becoming, if past and future are to engage in meaningful relations. A new criticality requires moving beyond the either/or option of the office, the laboratory, the factory, the construction site as separate fabrication and archival sites. The contemporary architect moves between them looking for a critical presence on the construction site, before, during and after construction.

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CineMuseSpace: A Cinematic Musée Imaginaire of Spatial Cultural Differences

Call for papers

University of Cambridge

June 14 2019 - September 20 2019

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Please see conference website for details of call.

Deadline for submissions: 19th June 2019

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Theory’s Curriculum

Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London

May 28 2019

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Organised by Joseph Bedford with Mark Morris, Mollie Claypool, Mario Carpo, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Jane Rendell

Theory's Curriculum 

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2019 
Time: 18:30 
Venue: AA Lecture Hall

Syllabi are theory's infrastructure. They set a program for study, give structure to vast networks of ideas, and define an interpretative stance on the world. This evening event will address who our theory syllabi represent, what theoretical objects or concerns they should address, and why we should continue to teach architectural theory today? The program will include the presentation of the e–flux Architecture project Theory's Curriculum as well as responses to the project by panelists  who will discuss the project and the who, what and why of architectural theory today.

 

For more details about the Theory's Curriculum project, please visit: https://www.e-flux.com/architecture/curriculum/

 

 

 

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