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Region: the 18th Annual International AHRA conference

Call for Papers

LU-Arc, School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, UK

November 11 2021 - November 13 2021

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The purpose of the 2021 AHRA conference conference will be to question what the ‘region’ and ‘regional’ mean for architectural cultures past and present, and to speculate on what different forms and formulations they might take in future. Among other sub-themes and topics, we aim to explore the region as a real geographical site of evolving socio-economic activity, as a mythical locus of enduring value, as a gatekeeper of indigenous crafts and vernacular techniques, as a site of architectural and artistic imagination, as a repository of contested and mobile identities, and more.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We invite contributors to engage with the theme or Region from a variety of disciplines including architecture and design, urbanism, literature, the arts and film, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and geography.

We welcome proposals for research papers and interactive workshops, as well as other kinds of contributions across diverse media, such as performance, film, game, poster or exhibit. And we are especially keen to receive and discuss proposals that give us the opportunity engage in creative research collaborations during the conference itself.

If you wish to present a research paper or some other form of individual contribution, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words.

If you wish to coordinate a workshop or some other form of interactive or creative activity, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words indicating how you propose to set up and manage the session, the number and role of participants, and what the resource implications might be. Please be mindful that this will be a virtual/online conference.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1st May 2021.

Please submit via this link.

The conference team is Falli Palaiologou, Simon Richards, Cagri Sanliturk and Rob Schmidt III. Please feel free to contact us with queries and to discuss your ideas. We look forward to hearing from you: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Architecture of the Post-Anthropocene

(Lectures + Symposia + AHRA International conference 2022)

Pratt School of Architecture, NYC

November 17 2022 - November 19 2022

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“Post Anthropocene” means we wrestle with our anthropocentric exploitation of the planet; that we examine and acknowledge the inextricable relationship between racism and environmental degradation; and that we look at the manner in which social inequity is inscribed in the built environment. Queer urbanism, blackspace, planners without manners, social work versus violence work: Our fields are constrained by a lack of representation, a lack of listening, and a lack of diversification that such terms may challenge. This conference decolonizes the spaces of thinking and action asking “where do we stand?” ; it evaluates food security in a precarious climate asking “How do we eat together?’; it brings non-humans into the humanities asking “whose voices are heard?” Inclusive in its global reach, ecological in its low carbon footprint, this conference models ideas of social and environmental justice required in the post-anthropocene period.

 

The Pratt will be hosting the AHRA International Conference in 2022, and will be organising a series of associated events, lectures and symposia in the meantime. Further details will follow.

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PRELIMINARY DATES:

  • Call for Papers: Nov. 2021
  • Conference Dates: Nov. 17, 18, 19, 2022

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