|Posted by Niek Turner on June 21, 2017 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
Call for Papers – AIARG 7: res publica
Queen’s University, Belfast 25-26th January 2018.
The seventh annual conference of the All Ireland Architecture Research Group (AIARG 7) seeks to explore the relationship between architecture and the public realm. The term res publica defines a public affair and architecture is necessarily the most public of the arts: to engage in architecture is to engage in a public discourse. The relationship between architecture and its publics is a complicated one. A public art requires reciprocity between the public and private realms but much of the built environment is designed and built for and by private individuals. Yet the process of design, even for a private commission, is also potentially a public act in that it establishes a collective forum, a sort of res publica as a thing held in common by many people. So where does the public aspect of architecture reside and how is it calibrated?
We imagine that papers could address multiple questions, including, but not limited to:
- How does the contemporary culture of architecture, defined by its discourses of practice, theory and pedagogy, respond to or embody the varying public attributes of architecture?
- How has the changing nature of the public sphere through history impacted on the built environment?
- Can there be or has there even been a public of architects – in the meaning of a body, collective, a generality – if so what did it or does it look like and what could it do?
- How can public be defined for architecture? How can this public be constituted such that it is inclusive of minorities in society?
The conference is an opportunity to reconsider the on-going relevance and impact of architecture through its discourses and, in turn, their ability to shape the public realm not only physically but also intellectually. In this it provides a companion to some of the aspirations of Grafton Architects’ curatorial proposals for the 2018 Venice biennale.
Unlike recent years AIARG 7 commences with a call for papers rather than sessions. We welcome proposals on the theme of the architecture public from practicing architects, theoreticians, pedagogues and others. We particularly welcome proposals for alternate media, those that may step outside an academic milieu and into a public one: roundtable discussions, performances, exhibitions, etc.
Please send abstracts (limited to one per individual) of not more that 350 words to [email protected] no later than 15 August 2017. A selection of papers from the conference will be invited to submit to building material, the peer-reviewed journal of the Architectural Association of Ireland.
|Posted by OrlaMcKeever on June 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
All-Ireland Architecture Research Group
Call for Sessions 2016 Extension of submission date
Proposals for sessions are sought for the fifth annual AIARG conference to be
held in Cork on the 29‐30th January 2016. The Cork Centre for Architectural
Education is hosting the conference in the year that marks a decade since the
foundation of the school. As well as engaging with the schools of architecture,
this conference aims to encourage the participation of practicing architects who
wish to further their research interests.
Following the success of last year’s conference in Dublin, a staged approach is
being used, whereby thematic sessions from this initial call will be employed for
a subsequent call for papers. Groups or individuals may propose the thematic
sessions. In each case, the chair/s will be required to select approximately four
papers and to work with their selected presenters to review their papers and
organise the running of the session.
Proposals for sessions of a maximum of 300 words should be e‐mailed to
[email protected] The proposal should include the title of the
session, the name/s of the session chair/s, relevant contact details, curriculum
vitae and professional affiliation where applicable. The deadline for the receipt
of session submissions is 5pm 30th June 2015.
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All-Ireland Architecture Research Group
Call for Sessions 2016
Proposals for sessions are sought for the fifth annual AIARG conference to be held in Cork on the 29-30th January 2016. The Cork Centre for Architectural Education is hosting the conference in the year that marks a decade since the foundation of the school. As well as engaging with the schools of architecture, this conference aims to encourage the participation of practicing architects who wish to further their research interests.
Following the success of last year’s conference in Dublin, a staged approach is being used, whereby thematic sessions from this initial call will be employed for a subsequent call for papers. Groups or individuals may propose the thematic sessions. In each case, the chair/s will be required to select approximately four papers and to work with their selected presenters to review their papers and organise the running of the session.
Proposals for sessions of a maximum of 300 words should be e-mailed to [email protected] The proposal should include the title of the session, the name/s of the session chair/s, relevant contact details, curriculum vitae and professional affiliation where applicable. The deadline for the receipt of session submissions is 5pm 15th of June 2015.
|Posted by Dearbhla MacManus on September 19, 2014 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
Call for Papers
** Deadline extended to 30 September **
Proposals for papers are sought for the fourth annual meeting of the All-Ireland Architecture Research Group on January 30-31 2015. In keeping with previous AIARG conferences the purpose of the fourth annual meeting is to offer a window into current architectural research in Ireland and beyond. In doing so it is hoped that the meeting will bring new areas of research to light, encourage collaboration and facilitate exchange of research results.
Following successful previous meetings in Belfast, Limerick and Dublin, the format of the annual meeting has been revised this year. A Call for Sessions was issued in July and after an enthusiastic response the conference team has made a selection of 12 thematic sessions which we hope will lead to an interesting, engaging and reflective conference. Each session will consist of four 20 minute papers with time for questions and discussion. A description of each session is given below.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words including title, should be submitted via email to the session chair and to aiargconference2015 [at]gmail.com by 30 September. Proposals may come from individuals or groups. For all participants, please include name, professional affiliation (if applicable), email address, contact number, and a current CV.
Please note: Only one abstract per author or co-author may be submitted. Session chairs may suggest changes to the abstract in order to ensure it addresses the session theme. Similarly, session chairs may recommend revisions to a paper and reserve the right to withhold a paper from the program. All speakers and session chairs will be required to register for the conference.
Download call for papers and session descriptions here.
8 August 2014 Call for Papers
30 September 2014 Deadline for submitting paper abstracts to sessions
7 October 2014 Session chairs notify all persons submitting abstracts of the acceptance or rejection of their proposals
20 December 2014 Deadline for submission of papers to session chairs for circulation and comment. Papers also forwarded to conference team.
9 January 2015 Feedback from session chairs on papers
30-31 January 2015 Conference
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The call for papers for the AIARG conference 2015 is now open. The conference will be comprised of 12 thematic sessions. Please see the conference website for descriptions of sessions and submission details. Deadline 15 September 2014.
The conference is also on twitter @aiarg2015 please follow and retweet!
|Posted by Dearbhla MacManus on July 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
Proposals for sessions are sought for the fourth annual meeting of the All-Ireland Architecture Research Group on January 29-30 2015. Following successful previous conferences in Belfast, Limerick and Dublin, the format of the annual meeting has been revised this year. The first stage is this call for sessions. When sessions have been selected, a call for papers to those sessions will be issued.
As the purpose of the meeting is to offer a window into current architectural research in Ireland and beyond, sessions should promote the discussion of current themes and concerns, as well as bringing new areas of research to light. Sessions will consist of no more than four papers with time for discussion and questions. Session proposers will be required to review and select papers, to work with the chosen presenters in developing their papers and to introduce and chair the sessions.
Proposals of no more than 300 words including title, should be submitted via email to aiargconference2015 [at]gmail.com by 24 July. Proposals may come from individuals or groups. For all participants, please include name, professional affiliation (if applicable), email address, contact number, and a current CV.
|Posted by Anna Skoura on April 3, 2014 at 4:45 AM||comments (0)|
Victorian Cities Revisited: Heritage and History Conference
University of Huddlesfield
October 15-16, 2014
Victorian Cities Revisited: Heritage and History Conference seeks to explore the legacy of Asa Briggs’ landmark Victorian Cities by considering how the heritage and history sectors have explored and revised perceptions of this period of vast urban transformation, both in the United Kingdom and across the globe.
In partnership with the University of Huddersfield, Victorian Cities Revisited is part of the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project. The Conference will take place in the Victorian boom town of Middlesbrough on 15-16th October 2014 and includes optional visits to a number of heritage sites in the town including the landmark Tees Transporter Bridge and Teesside Archives.
The organisers invite proposals on any aspect of the heritage and history of the Victorian City including but not limited to:
Changing perceptions of Victorian CitiesSpaces and places in Victorian CitiesLiving and working in the Victorian CityElites in the Victorian CityVictorian Cities, heritage and museumsResources for researching Victorian CitiesProposals for papers of 20 minutes, including an abstract of no more than 500 words and a brief biographical statement, should be emailed by Monday 30th June to Tosh Warwick. Papers from postgraduates and early career researchers are particularly welcomed.The organisers would like to acknowledge the Economic History Society and Middlesbrough Council in supporting this Call for Papers.
Registration deadline: September 30, 2014
For more information please visit the conference website.
|Posted by Anna Skoura on March 24, 2014 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
Call for Proposals
‘Living and Learning’: AAE conference 2014
2nd International Conference of the Association of Architectural Educators
3rd September – 5th September, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, UK
‘Living and Learning’ explores the notion of ‘liveness’, not just as experienced through live projects, but expanded to consider different forms of community participation and civic engagement, material and constructed interventions. This conference offers a platform for critical reflection on the most recent wave of ‘live’ innovations in design studio teaching and beyond. The conference is centred on architecture education, but invites contributions from any disciplinary context which might offer insight and spark critical debate.
Potential questions to be explored include:
What are the various understandings of the term ‘live’ in relation to pedagogy?What is the theoretical basis for ‘going live’ in our teaching?Where are the parallels with other disciplines and how might these challenge or enrich our practices?What are the different motivations for ‘liveness’ and how does it operate at different stages of architectural education?What does ‘live’ mean in online, digital environment?How do the responsibilities of ‘liveness’ co-exist with risk-taking, play and experimentation?Challenging the traditional conference model, re-inventing it as a social and spatial event, ‘Living and Learning’ develops a more varied feast of exchanges and offerings, with reading groups, performances, workshops and other activities taking place alongside more conventional conference activities. Events will take place both within the University, its Architecture School and elsewhere in the city, aiming to engage a wider audience of students and members of the public in the debate around architectural education.
We invite contributions from people located in any disciplinary area, both within and outside of academia: anyone with relevant experience or with something to say about ‘liveness’ in learning. See our Submission Instructions.
For more information please visit the conference website.
|Posted by Anna Skoura on February 20, 2014 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
5th Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation
Resilient Cities 2014
29-31 May, Bonn, Germany
The call for contributions was a huge success. 165 experts from more than 30 countries submitted proposals for the Resilient Cities 2014 congress program. Over one third of the contributions feature specific cities and case studies, providing a broad regional coverage and equal share of all continents.
All program themes are nearly equally covered and promise interesting discussions of diverse aspects relevant for urban resilience and adaptation. Many contributions focus on strategies and approaches, introduce new tools and methods or present latest research findings relevant for practitioners.
The wide range of contributors coming from local governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sector, public sector, and academia reflects the emerging interest in the topic and provides a useful, multidisciplinary lens.
For more information, please visit the event website.
|Posted by Anna Skoura on February 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM||comments (2)|
15th annual International Conference on Information Technology in Landscape Architecture
Digital Landscape Architecture
DLA 2014 Landscape Architecture and Planning: Developing Digital Methods in GeoDesign
Zurich, Switzerland 21-23 May 2014
Continuing with the series on GeoDesign, the conference’s main theme is “Landscape Architecture and Planning: Developing Digital Methods in GeoDesign”. Keynote presentations, lectures and workshops engaging an international audience will take up key thoughts on GeoDesign for developing them further in the discourse with the whole community pointing out needs for further research and improvement. Leading experts from science and practice are invited as keynote speakers and session chairs to highlight the state-of-the-art from different perspectives and to guide focused discussions.
For more information, please visit the event website: here