Past Events

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The Tools of the Architect

EAHN European Architectural History Network International Thematic Conference TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, The Netherlands

November 22 2017 - November 24 2017

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Architects have for their activities of drawing, writing and building always depended upon the potential of particular tools –ranging from practical instruments such as straight edges, French curves, compasses, rulers and pencils to conceptual tools such as working drawings, collages, photographic surveys, infographics, diagrams, casts and mass models.

As technologies advanced the toolbox of architects has changed and expanded. Today architects have an extraordinary array of sophisticated tools at their disposal but also rely on many of same tools as their 18th and 19th century peers. Working drawings, pencils and tracing paper continue to appear in the designer’s studio while their role and potential is being redefined.

Time and time again, architects have engaged with new tools. The quest to find the most appropriate and adequate tools to articulate, test and communicate design ideas has never ended, and in this pursuit architects have appropriated tools from other disciplines, such as art, historiography, sociology, philosophy, computer sciences and engineering. Out of this perspective the tools of the architect have become a field of intense exploration of the encounter of architecture with other disciplinary perspectives.

Inventions and innovations of tools throughout history have not only provided better answers to questions of analyzing and representing the built environment, but they have also pointed to new ways of conceiving and intervening. Ellipsographs made it possible to precisely draw an elliptical space in the 19th century and computer-aided drafting software has allowed for a new conception and construction of complex geometries in the 20th and 21st century. New tools have continuously affected the imagination, character and qualities of architectural projects.

This conference wants to focus on the changing practical and conceptual tools of the architect and their effect on the logos and praxis of architecture.

We welcome papers that consider the tools of the architect from this threefold perspective. Papers should be based on well-documented research that is primarily analytical and interpretative rather than descriptive in nature.

Abstracts (of 500 words) can be registered and uploaded on

Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2017

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Building the Scottish Diaspora

Scots and the Colonial Built Environment, c.1700-1920 Edinburgh

November 17 2017 - November 18 2017

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The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies (University of Edinburgh), in conjunction with the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, is to host a two-day symposium (17-18 November 2017) on Scottish contributions to the built environment of Britain’s empire.


This event will ask questions about Scottish involvement and agency in the creation of the buildings and infrastructure that both facilitated and maintained Britain’s global empire.

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digital cultural heritage symposium UCL November 2017

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November 13 2017 - November 15 2017

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We are pleased to announce digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS 2017 symposium to be held on November 13-15 2017, at University College London, hosted by the Bartlett Real Estate Institute and supported by the Architecture Theory Criticism History research centre and The University of Queensland. 

This symposium is designed to encourage critical debate across a wide range of heritage-related disciplines. We welcome papers from practitioners and academics working in cultural heritage and related fields such as architecture, anthropology, archaeology, geography, media studies, museum studies and tourism. We particularly encourage papers that explore the challenges of digitising tangible and intangible cultural heritage, those that identify issues with digitisation and digital interaction, and those that address the theoretical challenges posed by digital cultural heritage.

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Call for Expressions of Interest to host AHRA for International Conferences 2019, 2020, 2021

November 08 2017 - December 01 2017

instant loans centrelink The Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) welcomes expressions of interest from schools of architecture to host the annual AHRA International Conference. In developing your proposal, we would be grateful if you could address the following concerns.

  1. Name of your institution and contact person;
  2. Which year you’d like to host and specific dates in late November;
  3. Intended theme of the conference, including research questions, themes for interrogation and academic context;  
  4. List specific coverage of disciplines – who might engage with your conference?
  5. List what types of “papers” you would like to receive including any non-traditional forms of conference activity, such as workshops, performance, etc.;
  6. Proposed invited speakers and how they will contribute to the conference theme;
  7. Please keep in mind recent themes of other AHRA International Conferences in order to avoid repeating recent themes including keynote speaker repetition (listed below).
  8. Conference committee, both internal and external (possible reviewers, etc);
  9. Confirmation of logistical support – IT, etc.;
  10. Financial proposal including support from your institution and probable fees to delegates and
  11. Conference venue(s)


Notes to consider:

a)     Hosts will produce two publications as outputs for the conference due at the next International conference: 

  • Routledge Critiques Series Book



b)    Fees should be kept as low as possible – we want to support independent scholars and students to attend the event. 

c)     It may be necessary for your team to seek outside sponsorship.

d)    Conference should occur in late November, avoiding the fourth Thursday of November.

e)    Hosts should attend AHRA Steering Group meetings in the year leading up to the conference -- Sept and April; meetings are usually held in London.

f)      AHRA Steering Group and Advisory Board members are happy to help with reviewing abstracts.

g)     Delegate fees need to include cost of 1 copy of Routledge book + 1 copy of the Architecture and Culture journal.  This will be the cost price, not the retail price. 

h)    Since AHRA is a non-profit making organisation we are unable to contribute money toward the organisation of the symposium. 



Please return your Expression of Interest to the Chair of the Conferences/Symposia working group,Dr Juliet Odgers,  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by 30th November 2017

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Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the AHRA Research Student Symposium 2019. 2020, 2021

November 08 2017 - January 01 2018

The AHRA Steering Group is keen to receive Expressions of Interest to host the AHRA

Research Student Symposium, an annual event that usually takes place in Spring.

If you wish to apply, please respond to the following: 

1.      Name of your institution and contact person:

2.      Your proposed dates in Spring of 2019, 2020 and/or 2021:

3.      Name of an invited speaker (ideally the invited speaker should speak about Research Practice or Methods) and how this speech will help forward the intentions of the symposium):


4.      Proposed venue(s):

5.      Confirmation of IT support on the day:

6.      Confirmation that the symposium will be free of charge to delegates: Notes to consider:

a)      This is our Research Student symposium not our International Conference (our International conference is held in November each year.) The Research Student Symposium is for the presentation of work by scholars in the early phase of their research careers, i.e., those undertaking postgraduate Masters and PhD research.

b)      Since AHRA is a non-profit making organisation we are unable to contribute money toward the organisation of the symposium.

c)      AHRA Steering Group and Advisory Board members are happy to help with reviewing abstracts.

d)      We are particularly interested in receiving calls from schools which have not hosted the event before. Expressions of interest should be sent to the chair of the Architectural Humanities Research Association Conferences/ Symposia Working Group, Dr Juliet Odgers: interest rate on home loans with bad credit .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) guarantor loans instant decision


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Building Beauty

Ecologic Design and Construction Process

here Naples, Italy

October 16 2017 - May 05 2017

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Building Beauty is an intensive, memorable experience of studies team work and life in the heart of the city of Naples, Italy.

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