Past Events

This page provides links and information about relevant past events.

AHRA PhD Student Symposium

University of Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA)

April 07 2016

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The 2016 AHRA PhD Student Symposium will be hosted by the University of Sheffield School of Architecture, with presentations from current graduate students in the architectural humanities. The symposium will be free to attend, but registration is required via this Eventbrite site:

https://ahra-symposium.eventbrite.co.uk

 

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Interdisciplinary International Conference

HOUSED by CHOICE HOUSED by FORCE Homes, Conflicts and Conflicting Interests

Nicosia, Cyprus

January 21 2016 - January 22 2016

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Taking as its starting point the social, political, cultural and economic complexity of its host city, this conference seeks to understand the range of conflicting interests and factors that shape the housing of our towns and cities in both normal and extreme scenarios. It is interested in international cases from politically charged environments of military conflict zones to the socially conflictive contexts of developer led gentrification; from local resident initiatives to globally applicable deign ideas.

Although hosted in a particular geopolitical setting, the issues dealt with resonate further afield and the conference welcomes presentations from any part of the world. Responding to the need for social inclusion, sustainable development, multi-cultural environments and even the latest developments in sciences and technology, this conference will re-think the role of choice and accident in the production of housing and the built environment. It will consider the perspective of developers, architects and politicians

It seeks to better understand how we safeguard the right to choose appropriate housing for all our citizens? How we ensure residents have a voice in design and development? How we guarantee adequate housing is is always an option?… and how we overcome conflicts and conflicting interests to do this?

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Architectural Type and the Discourse of Urbanism

Royal College of Art

December 14 2015

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The Architecture Culture and Tectonics Research Group, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham  in partnership with the School of Architecture, University of Technology Sydney, present a symposium on Architectural Type and the Discourse of Urbanism, hosted by the School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, London.

 

Architectural Type and the Discourse of Urbanism

14 December 2015 | 10.30am – 5pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Free but booking essential

http://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/architecture-symposium/

 

Architecture’s relationship to the city is one of the key tropes in architectural and urban theory and practice. This relationship bears upon questions of architecture’s disciplinary autonomy, its agency in the change and transformation of the city and the possibility of its politics. The recent years have seen a plethora of publications addressing architecture’s relationship to the city, seeking to understand the seemingly uncontrollable urban growth, either as a network of flows and infrastructures, or as an aggregation where architecture and the urban form an unquestioned continuity. Indeed, ever since Learning from Las Vegas, many of these publications go as far as suggesting that if this explosion of urban density, and its associated commercial aspirations, cannot be prevented, then it should be taken as an ineluctable point of departure, itself the source of a new abstract beauty. However, neither these descriptions of the complexities and expansion of the city nor the insistence on architecture’s formal autonomy – as some sort of language – articulate architecture’s precise relationship to the urban.

 

The following one-day symposium proposes to explore typology as a mode of spatial reasoning that underlies architecture’s autonomy as a field of thought and action, its agency in the transformation of the city, and its strategic intersection with the spatial politics of the liberal metropolis. It brings together academics and practitioners to reflect on typology both as critical project and design strategy.

 

Organised by Dr Katharina Borsi, Tarsha Finney and Dr Pavlos Philippou.

 

 

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This Thing Called Theory

12th International Architectural Humanities Research Association Conference

Leeds Beckett University

November 19 2015 - November 21 2015

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This conference proposes Theory as a form of architectural practice which opposes the instrumentalization of its use. It aims to explore the status of Theory in architecture through an examination of instances in current practice, and invites critical reconsiderations of the role of Theory in architecture, its successes and shortcomings. It seeks to trigger discussions, arguments and polemics around this thing called Theory. 

 

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The Future of Museum and Gallery Design

An international conference exploring creative research and practice in museum making

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)/Hong Kong University (HKU) tbc

November 13 2015 - November 15 2015

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Are you involved in the practice of designing or redeveloping museums and galleries? Are you undertaking research into an aspect of museum design or visitor experience? Are you interested in learning from and with others involved in museum design internationally?

The Future of Museum and Gallery Design draws together museum professionals, museum, gallery and exhibition designers and museum design researchers from around the world, to explore new approaches to and future developments in design for the cultural sector. Based in Hong Kong, the event will draw together a critical and international mass of expertise from a range of cultural traditions in order to create a dynamic forum for the sharing of ideas and the development of new skills and knowledge. The event will showcase leading-edge approaches to the design of 21st century museums and galleries, provide a platform for new research and thinking on museum design and offer access to a range of training opportunities.

As well as seeking submissions which explore creative approaches to the design of meaningful and engaging visitor experiences, the conference seeks case studies and research which will expose the potential for design processes and design thinking to make a significant contribution to the strategic development of museums and cultural organisations internationally, challenging conventional approaches to museum and gallery making, providing a forum for debate, and seeking to unleash the potential of design and creativity for the cultural sector.

Our call for proposals is open until 15th June 2015 and registration for The Future of Museum and Gallery Design will begin on 1st June 2015.

 

Event co-organised by School of Museum Studies University of Leicester, Dept of Architecture University of Nottingham, Central St Martins University of the Arts London.

 

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In Place of Architecture

Symposium and exhibition

Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, Dryden Street NG1 4GG

November 06 2015 - December 11 2015

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To coincide with the In Place of Architecture exhibition in the Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, from 6 November – 11 December, this symposium brings together photographers, filmmakers, and writers on photography and architecture to examine the role that photography and moving image play in our contemporary interpretation, perception and understanding of the architectural environment.

 

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