Past Events

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The Colin Rowe Lecture Series: Richard Pare

Royal Institute of British Architects, London

November 08 2016

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In an informal setting and in dialogue with experienced and imaginative guests, The Colin Rowe Lectures aim to discuss the role of the image in architecture, particularly the crucial role of architectural photography. The occasions will allow invited experts and emerging scholars/practitioners to share their thoughts.

The inaugural lecturer will be the acclaimed photographer and scholar Richard Pare. Born in England in 1948, Pare studied photography and graphic design before moving to the United States in 1971 where he studied photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then he has been working as a curator and a photographer. He was the founding curator for the photography collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture from its inception in 1974. He continues to write and lecture on the history of photography. His current project is a study of the architecture of Le Corbusier. His exhibitions and publications include Court House: A Photographic Document (1978) Photography and Architecture: 1839-1939 (1982), Tadao Ando. The Colours of Light, (1996, AIA monograph award), and The Lost Vanguard, Architecture of the Russian Avantgarde (2007).

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International Conference inter≈ photography and architecture

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Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona

November 02 2016

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Call for papers

Modern architecture cannot be altogether understood without the dissemination of its images. The blending between photography and architecture proved to be particularly fruitful in constructing the modern visual discourse. Architects became conscious of the full potential of photography beyond its documentary value, and photographers of architecture —architects themselves occasionally—, shortly became important composers and broadcasters of that narrative.

Simultaneously, the discourse around photography has become more and more complex, expanding its scope and surpassing a more traditional approach. XIXth century photographic documentation gradually gave in its way to new forms of exploration of reality, opening a wide range of possibilities and raising photographic and visual culture to a different level.

Photographers do not develop their work in a documentary sense as much as they seek to build a new reality perceived in subjective terms. They are involved in creating a new way of understanding the world. There is some consensus —as well as a subtler criticism— on the overflowing of their disciplinary boundaries. Those boundaries seem to be blurred bringing photography closer and closer to visual arts, claiming this way that same autonomy and their own place in the construction of contemporary discourse. The question arises as to whether the relationship between photography and architecture provides new creative processes, not just simple combinations, and whether they affect and experience each other in such a way they bring to light new ways of understanding both fields.

This International Conference aims to delve into the essential cogitations associated to the development of both disciplines in a contemporary discourse, particularly on their mutual interactions, interferences, intersections and interpretations. The Conference is structured around the following topics:

Interactions. Mixed profiles: Architectural Photographers vs Photographic Architects / The photographic gaze as an analytical and design tool for architects to create spaces / Architecture and Image / The Visual Discourse of Architecture

Interferences. Photography as a Historical Builder / History of Photography vs. Architectural History / The Documentary Photographs of Architecture.

Intersections. Architecture and Urban Landscape in Photography / Architecture under the artistic view / Photography: Piece of art or Document / Discursive and Iconic Records.

Interpretations. Museums and Galleries: Curating Architecture / Photography and the Dissemination of Architecture / The role of visual media in shaping the modern and contemporary discourse / Digital photography / Image as a virtual construction.

The committee encourages experienced and junior scholars to send abstracts, Spanish and/or English, exploring any of the above-mentioned topics. Selected authors will have the opportunity to present their contributions during the Conference. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings publication that will be indexed in major international databases. Authors could be also awarded and invited to submit an extended version to be published as a chapter in a future publication edited by the organization. Please send a 400-word abstract along with a short CVby the on-line platform at the Conference website. Info by e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Abstracts deadline submission: February 25th, 2016.
Notification: March 14th, 2016
Paper submission deadline: September 1st, 2016
Sessions will take place at Museo Universidad de Navarra

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Middle Easter Cities Symposium

Spatial Articulations of Collective Identities in the Context of Middle Eastern Cities

Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

September 23 2016

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The Politics of Environments: Architectures, Natures and Data

Tallinn, Estonia

July 31 2016

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The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology

University of Bamberg, Germany

July 20 2016 - July 11 2016

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The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology

3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA)

Wednesday July 20 to Saturday July 23 2016

Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg

 

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Smart Cities Conference 2016

Ravensbourne, London

July 15 2016 - July 16 2016

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A 2 day conference to re-position thinking around the notions of the Smart City, through an examination of its many manifestations. 

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