Recent Opportunities



  • Dates: 04 – 07 Jul, 2018
  • Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Address: Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Contact: Joanna Merwood-Salisbury
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Phone: +644 463 5006

Registration is now open for “Historiographies of Technology and Architecture,” the 35th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 4-7 July 2018. The conference is hosted by the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The keynote speaker is Prof. Claire Zimmerman, University of Michigan. Please use the following link to register:
The privileging of technology within architecture had its most obvious manifestation in the modernist period, when architects borrowed knowledge, practices and imagery from other technical fields. But the projection of architecture as technology has been ever present and has its own deep history. The Greek root “tekhnē” – meaning “art” or “craft” – reminds us that conceiving and making are inextricably linked. This dependency suggests that “tekhnē” lies at the core of architectural practice: the task of creating architecture has always been subject to modes of representation and analysis that can be thought of as “technical”. Equally, the discipline of architecture is responsive to changes in manufacturing, engineering and the other applied sciences. Frequently, this reflexiveness is mediated by the social changes that are wrought by these new technologies. SAHANZ 2018 investigates the changing manifestations of this relationship, exploring historiographies of architecture and technology considered within the global context. 


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