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All Ireland Architecture Research Group Conference 2019


Call for Papers – AIARG 8: Field Conditions

Dublin School of Architecture, DIT: 24-25th January 2019.

The eighth annual conference of the All Ireland Architecture Research Group (AIARG 8) seeks to explore field conditions within the profession and the discipline of architecture. It is a useful term in architectural discourse for a number of reasons: it is descriptive of the manner in which buildings can gather the ‘as found’ elements of a site around them; it captures something of the nature of non-hierarchical space; it recognises the way in which architecture draws connections between multiple and distinct bodies of knowledge; and it posits boundaries not as rigid delineating barriers, but instead as rich transitional zones.

We imagine that papers could address various questions, including, but not limited to:
  • Where are the rich transitional zones between disciplines?
  • In what ways does the architectural design process respond to multiple physical, cultural and social conditions?
  • How have field-based compositional principles impacted on the history of architecture?
  • How does architecture both draw upon and influence other disciplines?
  • How do boundary conditions manifest themselves in urbanism, building and technology?

We welcome abstracts on the theme of field conditions from practitioners, theoreticians and teachers*. We are particularly interested in proposals that explore the critical zones between fields. We welcome proposals for alternative media that may step outside an academic milieu: roundtable discussions, performances, exhibitions, posters, etc. Abstracts (limited to one per individual) of not more that 350 words should be sent to aiargconference2019@gmail.com no later than 3 September 2018. 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.

* In the following fields: Architectural Design, Architectural History, Architectural Representation and Rendering, Architectural Research, Architectural Technology, Building Code Analysis, Building Construction, Building Systems, Civil Engineering, Client Relations, Collaborative Design, Conservation, Construction Administration, Construction Document Management, Construction Finance Management, Construction Law, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Design, Design Build, Design to Delivery, Façade Engineering, Facilities Management, Housing Design, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Model Making, Participative Design, Planning, Preservation, Procurement, Problem Solving, Project Management, Public Realm Design, Quantity Surveying, Rehabilitation, Renovation, Reuse, Revit Consultancy, Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design, Specification, Technical Design, Urban Design, Universal Design, etc.
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