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AIARG 2016 - Call for Sessions

Posted by OrlaMcKeever on April 29, 2015 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (1)

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.

AIARG 2015 - Registration is Open

Posted by Dearbhla MacManus on January 9, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Registration for the fourth annual AIARG conference is now open here.

AIARG 2015 - Call for Papers Extended to 30th September

Posted by Dearbhla MacManus on September 19, 2014 at 7:25 AM Comments 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] 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.


Key Dates

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

Call for Papers AIARG conference 2015

Posted by Dearbhla MacManus on August 8, 2014 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

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!

Call for Sessions Fourth Annual AIARG Meeting UCD Dublin January 29-30, 2015

Posted by Dearbhla MacManus on July 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM Comments 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] 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.


Call for Abstracts: Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings

Posted by Anna Skoura on June 25, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Fundación de Casas Históricas y Singulares, Ars Civilis Foundation

Madrid, 29-30/09/2014

This Conference is an international forum that will give visibility to groups working on the generation and transfer of knowledge on energy efficiency applied to historic buildings. It will also gather in the same space different actors involved in the process (researchers – services and products providers and professionals – final users/clients) as well as entities and agents that can start new projects and initiatives.

The Conference will focus on five thematic lines:


1. Traditional and technological knowledge: concepts, techniques, practices, uses, materials and methodologies.

2. Governance, management, participation and mediation.

3. Legal and technical regulation of historic buildings.

4. Funding mechanisms.

5. Promotion, training, education.

For more information please visit the event website, here.


Call for Papers: Re-Imagining Rurality

Posted by Anna Skoura on May 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Conference and Exhibition 27+28 February 2015FABE

University of Westminster, London, UK

Call for papers and exhibits:

What values and ideals are being lost and gained through rurality’s transformations? What new terms and concepts are needed to describe rurality’s shifting and highly contested meanings? What roles do designers and artists have in representing and shaping contemporary rural experiences? Should cities re-think their relationships with rurality?Re-imagining Rurality asks spatial practitioners, writers and artists to consider designs, representations and experiences of rurality as sites of resistance and change.

Re-imagining Rurality will be the second Rurality Network event. It is also supported by the Architecture Research Network (ARENA) and the Expanded Territories Research Group at the University of Westminster.


Conference speakers include:


Kathrin Böhm, artist, founder member of and Public Works.

Prof. George McKay author of ‘Radical Gardening’ and ‘Senseless Acts of Beauty’.

Rural Urban Framework: Architects working  within Chinese village contexts, and authors of ‘Rural Urban Framework; Transforming The Chinese Countryside’.

Dr. Marcel Vellinga, Anthropologist, co-author of ‘Vernacular Architecture of the world’ and ‘Vernacular Architecture in the 21st century’.

Prof. Michael Woods, Geographer, editor of the Journal of Rural Studies and author of ‘Rural’.

Abstract submission deadline:  20th July 2014

For updates and to download information pdf please click here.

For enquiries and abstract submissions please email: [email protected]

Call for entries for 2014 President's Awards for Research

Posted by AIARG on May 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 RIBA Presidents Awards for Research

The RIBA's annual research awards exist to promote the innovation and insight that emerge from excellent research.


The awards acknowledge and encourage fresh and strategic thinking in architectural research for the benefit of the profession as a whole.


Projects are judged by a distinguished panel of experts in

 four categories:

 1. Master's degree thesis

 2. PhD thesis

 3. University-led research

 4. Practice-led research.

The winners will receive their awards in December at the RIBA Presidents Medals ceremony at 66 Portland Place, London W1.


Call for entries for 2014 President's Awards for Research

We are now opening the call for entries for this year's President's Awards for Research. Please see below for the terms of reference document and application form. The closing date for entering this year is Monday 19 May 2014 at 5pm.

For more information: Call for entries, and for the application form please visit the link.

If you have any queries about the awards, please email [email protected] or call 020 7307 3679.

If you are interesting in becoming a judge, you can find more information here.

Setting out: AHRA PhD Symposium

Posted by Anna Skoura on May 8, 2014 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Setting Out

AHRA PhD Symposium

School of Architecture, University College Dublin. May 19th 2014

Following the symposium and keynote address, a casual barbeque dinner is organised at Odessa in Dublin city centre. The cost for dinner is €20 (plus a very small booking fee), payable by clicking on the Paypal link on the event website before May 12th. 

An option for a light lunch is available at the symposium venue. The cost for this is €10, also payable through the registration link. Registration for lunch will remain open until May 12th.


For more information and to register please visit the event website.

LMU: Post Doc opportunity

Posted by Anna Skoura on April 10, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München will award up to 10 Research Fellowships to excellent junior academics in 2014.


The "LMU Research Fellowships" are an integral part of the "LMU Academic Career Program", aimed at recruiting excellent early-career postdocs. Candidates from all fields of research who have completed their doctoral studies with outstanding results within the last three years may apply. The fellowships are tenable for two years. An extension of two years may be granted upon a positive academic evaluation.

Candidates must present an independent research project as part of their application. The research project may be located in one of the core research areas of LMU Munich (e.g. Focus Areas, Areas of High Potential, Cluster of Excellence, Collaborative Research Centers, Priority Programs, Research Focuses of the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS)), however individual projects are also welcome. Applications may be submitted in English or German. Questions regarding academic integration and the application process should be directed to the CAS at the email address below. 

The fellows will become members of the CAS Young Center and be able to make use of its services.


Applicants have to submit a support statement by an LMU professor who will function as mentor during the fellowship and who must secure 50% of the personnel costs of the fellowship position. It should not exceed two pages and must include an explicit statement by the support professor to the effect that he or she will provide academic, financial and infrastructural support for the project (including the provision of a workplace) (list of professors).


Research fellows will receive an attractive salary according to the German "Tarifvertrag der Länder (TV-L)" (typically TV-L grade E 14). During the fellowship research funds of up to 45.000 € will be available.


LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Disabled applicants with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.


Closing date for applications is June 1, 2014.

For more information please click the link