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IUAES 2014 conference: Towards an architectural anthropology Panel

Dates to be confirmed

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January 16 2014

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This panel seeks to investigate the possibilities of a deeper anthropological engagement with the discipline of architecture, based in but distinct from the practices developed by design anthropology, what can anthropologists learn from architects and what can architects learn from anthropologists?
The recent development of Design Anthropology (Gunn, Donovan Eds. 2013, Gunn, Otto, Smith Eds. 2013) as a distinctive sub-discipline has some lessons for collaborations with the built environment disciplines including architecture and urban design. Many of the issues raised are of interest to architecture, most notably the opportunity to integrate anthropological theory and methodology into the design process. A distinction must be drawn between the needs of a Design Anthropologist and those of an Architectural Anthropologist. This distinction is more than merely one of scale, however: most notably, the use of prototypes within design anthropology is inappropriate for architecture, and fundamental issues about our relationships with the environment and what it means to dwell are concerns shared by architecture and and anthropology.
There have been a number of studies in the mode of an 'anthropology of architecture' (Buchli 2012, Marchand 2009) or an 'ethnography of architecture' (Yaneva 2009, Houdart 2009), but what does it mean to produce anthropology by way of architecture (Ingold 2013)? It is easy to see what architects can learn from anthropology, but a greater challenge to ask anthropologists to learn from architects and designers.
Themes for the panel include but are not restricted to the following:
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    • ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE STUDIO
    • THE CONUNDRUM OF VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE
    • HOME, AND WHAT IT MEANS TO DWELL
    • ARCHITECTURES OF COLLECTION: THE MUSEUM & ARCHIVE
    • SITES OF EXCHANGE: SHOPPING, MARKET, CONSUMPTION
    • ARCHITECTURAL POWER RELATIONS MATERIAL CULTURE AND CIVIC BUILDINGS
    • THE TRANSIT INTERCHANGE, FLOWS AND ROUTES

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ASCAAD 2013 conference

Digital Crafting:Virtualizing Architecture and Delivering Real Built Environment

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December 16 2013 - December 18 2013

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ASCAAD 7th Conference theme is exploring the linkages among digital design process thinking, constructability, the digital manufacturing process and their impact on the practice of architecture, engineering and construction. However, through digital design computation process, one would notice that the traditional master-builder design thinking approaches are still strongly implemented in processes such as: object making, digital fabrication, design-to-fabricate, parametric technology, BIM, machining, manufacturing analysis, building performance analysis. This evolution has combined the ability of fine crafted detailing with digital design and manufacturing and put a shift towards seamless collaboration between design and construction.

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20th CENTURY NEW TOWNS

CFP - 20th CENTURY NEW TOWNS| Archetypes and Uncertainties

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December 15 2013

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International Conference

20th Century New Towns. Archetypes and Uncertainties

Porto, ESAP, 22-24 May 2014

Call for papers open until December 15

 

 

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20th CENTURY NEW TOWNS

December 15 2013

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20th CENTURY NEW TOWNS

December 15 2013

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Moved: On Atmospheres and Affects - 2013 Interstices Under Construction Symposium

The University of Auckland and AUT University

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November 22 2013 - November 24 2013

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Keynote Speaker: Professor emeritus Gernot Böhme
(Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)

 

 

We invite you to address in a 20 minute presentation questions of cultural and experiential atmospheres, technification and affect. For instance, what are the roles of emotion and imagination in the context of lapses in ideals of subject integrity and the immersion in affective states? What is the role, politically, culturally, creatively, of felt or non-conscious states and excesses of affect in the context of late capital? What does being moved mean historically and in contemporary senses for thinking design practices spanning cities, architecture, scenography, interiors, objects?

 

The full call for papers is available at http://interstices.ac.nz/call-for-paperspresentations/

 

Please send a 500-word abstract and a short cv to Andrew Douglas (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) by 24 June. Abstracts will be double-blind refereed and, if accepted, published on the Interstices website (http://interstices.ac.nz/news-events/). Notifications will be sent out by 22 July 2013. The symposium will be followed by a call for papers for Issue 15 of Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts on the same topic in December 2013.

 

 

We look forward to your abstract!

Conference Convenors: Andrew Douglas, Ross Jenner and Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul

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