The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC) has invited SAH to sponsor a session at its upcoming meeting in Ottawa in May 2012.
If you would like to chair the officially deisgnated SAH session at the SSAC meeting, please review the call for proposals from SSAC (below) and send me your session abstract by November 5, 2011. I will forward it to SAH's Executive Committee for their selection and approval. This is an excellent opportunity and I hope SAH can take advantage of it!
SAH Partner Liaison
SSAC 2012 Architecture that Speaks/Architecture Parlante
Carleton University, Ottawa
May 23-26, 2012
Call for Sessions
In the strictest historical sense, architecture parlante refers to buildings that explain their functions through their forms in a quite literal way. SSAC 2012: Architecture that Speaks/ Architecture Parlante invites us to consider the infinite number of ways in which architecture speaks of human needs, values, creativity, conditions, aspirations, and limitations. Ottawa, as the national capital, boasts a multitude of government, diplomatic, cultural and recreational spaces intended to convey multiple messages of power, privilege, status, identity, and other human concerns. It is the ideal venue from which to consider how our built environment, throughout history and to the present day, is assigned and conveys meanings.
The organizing committee of the 2012 conference of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada invites proposals for sessions that explore or expand upon this theme. We also welcome proposals for sessions in other areas of interest to SSAC-SEAC members.
Session proposals should include:
- Name and one-page CV of proposed session chair(s)
- Title and abstract of the session (maximum 200 words)
- Format of session: paper session, panel discussion, debate, etc.
- Names of possible or invited presenters (if known)
- Any special physical or technical requirements for the session.
A call for papers will follow at the end of November.