Recent Opportunities

  • Conference: Friction and the City: Convergence, Divergence and Transformation in the Urban Realm

    Chicago | Dates: 19 – 19 May, 2017
    Friction and the City is a one-day conference at the University of Chicago about the architectural, social and political dynamics of change in the urban realm, comprising an international roster of speakers from professional practice, the humanities and the social sciences.

    With their increased scale and prominence, cities have come to represent the contradictions of modernity, harboring the best (demographic diversity, technological advancement, job opportunities, a concentration of cultural events, lower carbon footprints) and the worst (gross iniquities in income distribution, crime, cramped living conditions and ghettoization) aspects of a globalized society. Increasingly these frictions are emphasized in the media, depicting racial injustice, class conflict, migrant camps, urban sprawl and uneven development as symptomatic of the failure of urban societies. Yet simultaneously, the skylines of the urban realm are held up as symbols of its success, with glossy architectural renderings representing unprecedented accumulations of wealth.

    This conference asks the question: what are the decisive factors determining friction in the city? In the literal and geological sense, the notion of friction is that of a resisting force, which is produced in the contact between two bodies altering the motion of one relative to the other. The term therefore designates a productive interaction in which different phenomena come into dynamic contact and hence provides a useful framework within which to investigate the current urban condition. As a physical process, friction can be both constructive and oppositional, but always transformative. This conference aims to understand the process of friction in the urban realm via three thematic sessions, Convergence, Divergence and Transformation, which address the dynamics of urban change within the built environment and the public realm.

    • Saskia Sassen (Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University)
    • Adrian Lahoud (Dean of Architecture, Royal College of Art, London / Forensic Architecture)
    • Nicholas de Genova (formerly Reader in Human Geography at Kings College London)

    • Gia Biagi (Principal of Urbanism and Civic Impact, Studio Gang Architects)
    • Luis M. Bettencourt (Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago)
    • Adrienne Brown (Assistant Professor, Department of English Literature and Language, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, University of Chicago)
    • Oscar Buson (Architect, Studio BLB, Brühlmann Loetscher Buson, Zürich)
    • Michael Conzen (Professor of Geography, Committee on Geographical Studies, University of Chicago)
    • Joshua Craze (Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and the College, University of Chicago)
    • Roberta Feldman (Professor Emerita, School of Architecture, University of Illinois Chicago)
    • Theaster Gates (Artist, Director of Arts + Public Life and Place Lab, Professor, DoVA, University of Chicago)
    • Sean Keller (Associate Professor, Director of History and Theory, College of Architecture Illinois Institute of Technology / Visiting Associate Professor, DoVA, University of Chicago)
    • Jon Levy (Professor of US History, Fundamentals, and the College, University of Chicago)
    • Kareem Rabie (Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and the College, University of Chicago)
    • Yehuda Safran (Adjunct Associate Professor in Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University)
  • Giuliano da Sangallo. Disegni degli Uffizi

    Florence | Dates: 16 – 20 May, 2017
    Gallerie degli Uffizi, Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe
    a cura di Dario Donetti, Marzia Faietti, Sabine Frommel
  • CFP: Re-making cities - 14th Urban History Planning History (UHPH) (Melbourne, 31 Jan-2 Feb 18)

    Melbourne | Dates: 05 – 19 May, 2017
    The 14th Urban History Planning History (UHPH) conference theme is inspired by Melbourne as an exemplar of cities that are continually re-made: as a centre of manufacturing, as a city built on land and infrastructure speculation, and as a place that has been re-made over the long-established land-based practices of the Kulin nation.

    Manufacturing was central to the social, spatial and economic development of Australasia?s nineteenth-century cities. The decline of manufacturing has had a significant effect on urban environments and urban lives, as has the rise of the financial, service and cultural sectors. In the post-manufacturing era, cities have had to again reinvent themselves in response to the challenges of new internal circumstances and of external forces of change.

    Underpinning the making and re-making of Melbourne and other Australasian cities are the processes of settler colonialism and speculation on stolen Indigenous lands. The long shadow cast by colonisation challenges us to imagine how cities can be re-made in a just and shared future, and the role of planning within this.

    We invite papers that address the theme of re-making cities in the broad senses sketched above: the making and re-making of manufacturing and post-manufacturing cities; infrastructure and institutions; cultural heritage; Indigenous identities; plans and planning; community; and urban environments. We also welcome papers on any historical aspect of Australasian urbanism.
  • Linda F. Dietz Prize

    Dates: 05 May – 15 Aug, 2017
    The Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire annually awards the CJH/ACH Linda F. Dietz Graduate Essay Prize of $500 for the best article submitted by a graduate student registered at a Canadian university, or by a Canadian graduate student registered at any university in the world. The essay must be based on original research and meet scholarly standards. Articles may be written in English or French and should not exceed 10,000 words, including notes. As a rule, footnotes should make up no more than 20 percent of the article’s total word count. The best submissions will undergo double-blind peer review and be judged by the CJH/ACH editor.

    Please review our current submission guidelines and instructions for uploading in the “Author and Reviewer” tab of our website.

    Indicate on the title page that your submission is intended for consideration in the Linda F. Dietz Graduate Essay Prize Competition.

    Submissions deadline: 15 August of each year.
  • CFP: Resilient Edges (The Plan Journal)

    Dates: 05 May – 19 Jun, 2017
    [The Plan Journal, 2017, volume 2, issue 2]
    Resilient Edges
    Investigations, strategies and designs for the ecological resilience of coastal and delta areas around the world


    Proposals due by June 19, 2017
    Invitation to develop accepted proposals into complete manuscripts
    communicated by July 3, 2017
    All complete manuscripts due by September 4, 2017
    Accepted and edited manuscripts expected
    to be published on-line by December 15, 2017

    The TPJ seeks contributions that can illustrate innovative research on how we can understand and design more resilient habitats and eco-systems from a variety of angles and scales: from historical/theoretical analyses of representative casestudies, to typological and technological investigations, to cross-disciplinary studies (especially with landscape design and ecology), to projects of reflective practice for specific sites and contexts, to evaluation of, and/or proposals for, new forms of urbanism, to experimental pedagogies. 
  • Docomomo US Study Grants

    Dates: 05 May – 01 Jun, 2017

    Docomomo US is pleased to announce the development of a Study Grant program to provide financial support for qualified individuals whose work or educational focus demonstrates a continued interest and commitment in the area or subject of exploration for which the particular study grants are being offered. The Study Grant program has been made possible with the generous support of an anonymous Docomomo US supporter.

    Applicants interested in applying for the 2017 Study Grant program must demonstrate interest and commitment related to subjects of exploration during the Modern Mexico City travel tour taking place October 14-22, 2017. Questions about the program can be sent to

    The Docomomo US Study Grants provide financial support for qualified individuals whose work or educational focus demonstrates a continued interest and commitment in the area or subject of exploration for which the particular study grants are being offered.

    The intention of the study grants is to enable two (2) individuals to participate in one of Docomomo US’ foreign study tours. The grant will provide room, board (where covered by the tour program) and travel in the subject country as provided in the tour package. In addition, a small travel stipend of no more than $500 to cover travel from the grant recipient’s residence to the foreign destination will be provided. Expenses will be reimbursed upon submittal of appropriate documentation. Two study grants provide the single occupancy price of the travel tour package. Expenses beyond the travel stipend including meals not included in the package or expenses without documentation are not covered by the study grant and will not be reimbursed.

    Study Grants are open to current full-time graduate and doctoral students enrolled in established institutions of higher learning, emerging professionals, artists or advocates actively engaged in issues concerning the subject and destination of the study tour. Applicants are asked to demonstrate their committed interest in the subject and how the study grant will meaningfully advance their goals, scholarship or work. Grants are provided on a need basis and applicants are required to submit a statement as to why they could not financially support this travel independently. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and be a US citizen with a valid US passport.

    Reporting Requirements
    Study Grant Fellows are asked to give a presentation (30 minutes) during the travel tour to discuss their interest, connection and knowledge of the subject. Presentations are meant to be informal and informative rather than academic. Illustrative materials should be limited and no PowerPoint or slides are to be expected. Within two weeks of the conclusion of the tour, study grant recipients are required to submit an article (500-2000 words) on the impact of the travel tour with accompanying photographs. The article will be published in the Docomomo US newsletter.
    Application Details
    To apply, applicants will need to provide:
    A statement (in English, 300 words) that explains how this fellowship will meaningfully advance your goals, scholarship or work
    A curriculum vitae (5 pages max)
    One letter of recommendation
    Proof of educational enrollment (where applicable)
    Statement of financial need

    Applications for the 2017 study grants will open at 12 pm EDT on April 13, 2017 and close on June 1, 2017 at 5 pm EDT. Submissions should be sent to under the title “STUDY GRANT”. Study grant recipients will be notified in late June 2017 just before the formal announcement.
  • Latrobe Chapter Lecture: Practical Geometry

    Dates: 10 – 10 May, 2017
    Lecture by Jane Griswold Radocchia Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Why did James Gibbs and William Buckland sit for their portraits holding compasses? Why did Asher Benjamin and Owen Biddle begin their pattern books with Practical Geometry? Why was Peter Nicholson’s book about practical geometry. The Carpenter’s New Guide, published in 1792, so popular that it ran through 10 editions? A compass was the master builder’s symbol, his tool. Practical geometry governed how we designed and built: plans and elevations, framing; windows, doors, ornamentation. Measurements came after layout. Facility with a compass was a basic skill taught to apprentices by master builders. The Industrial Revolution, especially the need for interchangeable parts and therefore standard dimensions, made geometry - expressed by both Vitruvius and Palladio as an understanding that a building’s parts should correspond to the whole and to each other - seem irrelevant. And as apprenticeships disappeared so did the unwritten knowledge of practical geometry. Jane Griswold Radocchia, an “old house” architect, began writing about vernacular architecture for her regional newspaper in Massachusetts in 1989. The column, which ran bi-weekly for 10 years, received a MA Historic Preservation Award in 1994. Jane began to research the use of geometry in construction about 2009, writing about it in her architectural blog, In 2014 she presented at the Timber Framers Guild Annual Meeting. In 2015 and 2016, she taught hands-on sessions on Practical Geometry for the International Preservation Trades Network Workshops. She will teach again at the IPTNW in 2017. Jane Radocchia’s BA is from Oberlin College. Her M. Arch with honors is from MIT. She has received numerous historic preservation awards for her work with old houses. The First Congregational United Church of Christ 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 6:30 pm – reception, 7:00 pm – lecture Reservations are not required. $10.00 for Latrobe Chapter members, student members (full time) free with ID, $15.00 for non-members (reduced admission for non-members!).
  • CFP - An Exploratory Journey of Spirituality in Design and Architecture

    Dates: 05 May, 2017 – 01 Mar, 2018
    CALL FOR PAPERS JOURNAL OF INTERIOR DESIGN An Exploratory Journey of Spiritualty in Design and Architecture Special Journal Issues Sponsored by the Journal of Interior Design Under the auspices of Interior Design Educators Council Spirituality is defined as “… the search for transcendent meaning” – can be expressed in religious practice or … expressed exclusively in their relationship to nature, music, the arts, a set of philosophical beliefs, or relationships with friends and family” (Astrow et al. 2001). What is spirituality? Whether from a historical or modern perspective, spirituality develops around a universal human experience that resonates with each of us in some way. While contemporary interpretations of spirituality focus around a deep sense of vitality or interconnectedness, historical accounts of spirituality discuss religious interpretations such as Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, to poet Rumi’s definition which centers spirituality around creativity that evolves within the inner self rather than from external sources (Paintener, 2007). Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) advocated spirituality as an independent scholarly area of transcendentalism and modernists such as Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) and Jackson Pollack (1912-1956) believed spirituality centered on art and creative expressions. The National Center for Cultural Competence promotes spirituality as a means of expression through religious or secular practices of creativity, the arts, music, philosophy or relationships with family or friends. Regardless of one’s personal definition of spirituality, compilations of definitions of spiritualty focus upon such concepts as higher purpose, sacred transcendence, deep sense of aliveness, contemplative spaces, interconnectedness with oneself, search for meaning and strong senses of self-actualization. Accounts of spirituality also discuss the importance of adaptability of spirituality to one’s time in life, the family life cycle, one’s relationship through art or nature and search for meaning in life. According to Parker (2014), Stanford anthropologist Tayna Luhrmann’s research claims that spirituality evolves through cultural understanding and therefore impacts interior spaces (Parker, 2014). Today, issues of population shift, conflict, technology, natural resources, intercultural competence and a more interconnected world has manifested a global exploration and broad curiosity about spirituality. People across the world, in response to a complex, interconnected world, are seeking spirituality in many different forms. This special issue of the Journal of Interior Design welcomes visual essays, research papers, or case studies that explore the breadth and meaning of spirituality in the context of interior space. Examples of themes for submissions include, but are not limited to: • Contemplative spaces and healing • Sacred space as cultural/individual identity • Designing for transcendence • Cultural, social and/or geographic influences upon spirituality • Interdisciplinary approaches to designing spiritual places • Historical definitions of spirituality throughout time in architecture and interiors • Critical analysis of spiritual spaces through the lens of the designer, architect, artist and/or end user(s) The list of topics is not all-inclusive and all research should be original and demonstrate exceptional rigor in the search for new knowledge/ideas. Astrow, A., Pulchalski, C., and Sulmasy, D. (2001). Religion, Spirituality, and Health Care: Social, Ethical, and Practical Considerations. American Journal of Medicine. 110: 283-287 as cited in National Center for Cultural Competence (2017), Body, mind, spirit, retrieved April 26, 2017 from Paintener, C. (2007). The relationship between spirituality and artistic expression: Cultivating the capacity for imagining. Spirituality in Higher Education Newsletter, 3, (2), 1 – 6. Parker, C. (December 16, 2014). Spirituality shaped through cultural understandings, Stanford Report, Retrieved April 20, 2017 from Definitions Visual essays are understood to communicate the ideas by using visual and verbal language. They will often also have written elements that are integrated and linked with the visual elements of the text. While demonstrating and presenting speculative research and practice-based visual media, the visual elements of the essay form an integral part of an argument, interpretation, reading or idea expressed in an interior design. Rather than rely on the authority of textual language, images, photographs, drawings, sketches and diagrams that play a pivotal role in shaping an intellectual inquiry; it is important that the visual essay maintains a level of criticality. Visual essays should target one to eight high-resolution images and 2000-4000 words depending on the image-word relationship at play. Examples abound in recent years, though explicit to interior design/architecture and offering a range of approaches and strategies, one might refer to: • Julieanna Preston, “Dear Rosa”. IDEA Journal: Design Activism, guest edited by Dr. Lorella Di Cintio, 2014, pp. 4-13. ( • Chapters 4-8, by Hammond, Preston, Leski, Weinthal and Chee respectively in Lori Brown (ed.), Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary approaches to women in architecture, Ashgate, 2001, pp. 83-168. Research papers are those that demonstrate development and engagement centered upon the theme of spirituality within the built environment. Interior design/interior architecture history, theory and practice through analysis, critique and synthesis are methods to explore the themed topic of spirituality under discussion. It is important that such research papers also reach to generate new understandings of spirituality and have the potential to build strong relationships between the theme and built environment and offer trajectories for its future as a making-thinking-doing practice. This mode of contribution should be between 5,000 – 7,000 words and include one to eight high-quality images. • Walker, S. (2017). Design for life: Creating meaning in a distracted world. New York: Routledge. • Hariri, S. (March, 2017). How do you build a sacred space? TED Ideas worth spreading. Retrieved April 26, 2017 from: Case Studies are in-depth and holistic approaches to investigating interior and architectural spaces within a specific context. Through critical investigation and process, case studies present the real-life context for spirituality and explain the many players and behavioral conditions of the space. Authors of case studies present analysis of the space through observation of the end-user within the space, identify and analyze real-life situations that document their analysis of the space that evokes the interpretation of spirituality that is being presented. Process and outcomes are important to case studies which may be: • exploratory in nature by presenting an idea or theory of spirituality through the investigation of a space and presenting questions for further inquiry; • descriptive by documenting an established model of spirituality through space, or • interpretive by utilizing a single or multiple case studies to support or challenge models/theories of spirituality. There are other types of case studies that may be utilized. The critical piece for this submission category is an in-depth process to evaluate spirituality in a specific context. Further information on case studies is available through Zainal (2007) work on this particular research method. This mode of contribution should be between 5,000 – 7,000 words and include one to eight high-quality images. Zainal, Z. (2007). Case study as research method. Journal Kemanusiann, 9, 1-6. Retrieved April 20, 2017 from Examples of Case Studies: • Schwarz, B. & Brent, R. (1997). Eero Saarinen's firestone baars chapel: Poetics of a sacred place, Journal of Interior Design, 23. (1), 1997, 37-47. • Asojo, A, & Asojo, T. (2015). The influence of indigenous forms, art, and symbols on sacred spaces: A study of two Catholic churches in Nigeria, Journal of Interior Design, 40, (1), 1-17. Note: The Journal of Interior Design has a print and online presence. The latter can host videos. DUE DATES FOR SPECIAL ISSUE: May 15, 2017 Call for papers July 1, 2017 Registration of Interest – Authors are asked to register their intent to submit a paper by sending a 150-word abstract to Jane Kucko at Please put your surname and “JID On Spirituality Issue” in the subject line. Registration of interest is not refereed, nor is it requirement to submit. However, the acknowledgement of registration facilitates development of a proposal to full research paper by providing confirmation of fit with the special issue. Recognition of fit does not guarantee publication. March 1, 2018 Full visual essays, research papers, and case studies are due. See submission guidelines below. March 2019 Publication of JID Special issue: An Exploratory Journey of Spiritualty in Design and Architecture For questions regarding the call for papers, submission deadlines, or anything related to the content of the Special Issue contact Jane Kucko at Please put your surname and “JID On Spirituality Issue” in the subject line. GUIDELINES FOR JID SUBMISSIONS: Authors should follow the author guidelines found on JID’s website at Wiley Blackwell. ( Technical questions regarding the submission of documents through the ScholarOne website should be addressed to Claire Hicks at In addition to the visual essay, research paper, or case study, contributions should also include a 250-word abstract formatted in APA or Chicago Manual of Style. The paper should be aligned with the topic of the special issue and comply with the descriptors above. Authors must submit papers via the ScholarOne Manuscripts system on the JID website ( Papers must be original work of the author or authors and are not being considered for publication in other journals. Submissions may be checked for originality using plagiarism-detection software. The Journal of Interior Design is a scholarly, refereed publication dedicated to issues related to the design of the interior environment. Scholarly inquiry representing the entire spectrum of interior design theory, research, education and practice is invited. Submissions are encouraged from educators, designers, anthropologists, architects, historians, psychologists, sociologists, or others interested in interior design and environments. GUEST EDITOR: Jane Kucko, Ph.D., FIDEC Vice Provost for Global Education University of Tulsa Emeritus Faculty, Texas Christian University Jane Kucko serves as the Vice Provost for Global Education at the University of Tulsa where she oversees comprehensive internationalization across TU. TU’s internationalization plan includes such initiatives as study abroad, TU Global Scholars, a staff global development program and internationalization grants for faculty. Kucko was previously at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth where she served as Director for the Center for International Studies and was on faculty of interior design. As a faculty member, her research focused upon critical thinking and design concept. Of particular note is her research on Fay Jones resulting in the co-authorship of Thorncrown and the Mildred B. Cooper Chapels: Sacred Structures Designed by Fay Jones (Watson & Kucko, 2001). Her narrative research has focused upon North Texas quiltmakers and her current focus is upon global citizenship. She holds a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University, a Master’s from Oklahoma State, and her B.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Watson, S., Kucko, J. (2001). Thorncrown and the Mildred B. Cooper chapels: Sacred structures designed by Fay Jones, Journal of Interior Design, 27, (2), 14-25.
  • Archiletture - Narrative forms between architecture and literature

    Bologna | Dates: 03 – 05 May, 2017
    At the centre of attention of this conference are the relationships between literature and architecture. Such relationships are not merely references found in works of literature to architectonically significant concepts or places; rather this conference aims at exploring the possibility of deeper structural relationships between these two disciplines. Modern design processes, in their ideational and operative means, exalt visual instruments confining writing mainly to theory or to bureaucracy. But architecture is forced to imagine past and present lives flowing within its spaces and giving them form. As a consequence, architecture implies a narrative in its creation as long as it deals with possible inhabitants and assumes them and their bodies as a measure. On the other side, literature invents lives and in outlining these lives is forced to conceive frame, structure and forms of space and places where actions and concrete lives occur, considering their transformation in time as well. At the centre of interest of this conference are case studies in which structural affinities between literature and architecture are central elements in the creative process. Architectonic form as a matrix for a literary work Proposals for this section should focus attention on literary works whose matrix is an architectonic form, that is to say an archetypal form, an object, a building or a city. The latter, as a “matrix image”, can be visual, oneiric, plastic or metaphoric. Situated at the centre of a representative and aesthetic universe they generate forms and propose new ways to represent space and its figures or new narrative models, devices and strategies. The constructivist and productive nature of the relationship between architectonic space and literary space that has its illustrious precursor in the Proustian "cathedral" or in the Borgesian “labyrinth” can be found in the multiplicity of the paradigm of "global" works, such as cycles, serial novels, long narratives and world novels, as well as in the theoretical and poietic project that explores the formal laws embedded in the spatial setting-up of the work, opens up its possible worlds, reinvents its relationship with reality and with the way it belongs to the world and the world to it. Narrative structures in the architectonic project This section addresses works of architecture - drawing, texts, constructions - in which writing has a non-subsidiary role in the creative process and in this way provides a way to include in the projects the circumstantial element of the kind of existence that one imagines in the places or in the objects to be designed and realized. The search for a narrative structure in architectonical projects addresses both the creative processes based on literary procedures - the moment of ideation when a place or an object is created prior to its graphic realization and its program defines the articulation of the project not merely in functional terms – and the use of writing at every stage of project development, in particular with reference to the relationship between visual image and written text. At the centre of attention here are all those literary genres that find an application in architecture - essay, cahier, captions and paratexts related to the different phases of conception - provided that they give a substantial contribution to the ideation or construction of architectonical forms understood in all their possible meanings and without limitations of scale. Program May 3, 2017 9.00-18.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna 9.00 Welcome greeting (Ezio Mesini – Presidente della Scuola di Ingegneria e Architettura, Andrea Boeri – Direttore del Dipartimento, Alberto Destro –Associazioni letteratura comparata) Session 1: Luoghi e strutture della narrazione - Chair: Giovanni Leoni 9.30 Keynote lecture: Jacques Neefs - Johns Hopkins University Baltimore e Institut de textes et manuscrits modernes-CNRS-ENS Paris Structures narratives et architecture d’œuvre 10.15 Jasna Galjer - University of Zagreb The doors of perception: the city as a space of modernity in 20th century Croatian novel 10.40-11.00 Break 11.00 Antonio Pizza - Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC) La Parigi «moderna» di Charles Baudelaire e Walter Benjamin 11.25 Herman van Bergeijk - University of Technology in Delft Narrativity and the work of H.P. Berlage 11.50 Roberta Malagoli - Università di Padova Il luogo inesistente delle affinità elettive 12.15-13.00 Discussion 13.00-14.30 Lunch breack Session 2: Metropoli di carta: gesti, visioni, ornamenti - Chair: Andrea Borsari 14.30 Keynote lecture: Raffaele Milani - Università di Bologna Mitopoiesi delle forme e delle figure. Per una filosofia del gesto e della parola 15.15 Laura Ricca - Università di Bologna Nagai Kafū e la logica del luogo nella città delle situazioni: Tokyo 15.40 Federico Farnè - Università di Bologna Distopie da un futuro passato: la visione di James G. Ballard 16.05-16.25 Break 16.25 Ivano Gorzanelli – Università di Bologna Siegfried Kracauer. Una biografia tra sociologia e architettura. 16.50 Mauro Pala - Università di Cagliari L’ornamento e la metropoli. Gli impiegati di Kracauer come decostruzione della ratio poli(s)tica nella spazialità del moderno 17.15-18.30 Discussione May 4, 2017 9.00-13.00 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Session 3: Case e corpi, libri e geografie - Chair: Giulio Iacoli 9.00 Keynote lecture: Bertrand Westphal - Université de Limoges Una gita sulla collina del mormorio, ovvero una passeggiata fra arte, letteratura e architettura 10.10 Maria Gabriella Adamo - Università di Messina Architettura, memoria e riscritture dall’Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499) al Songe de Poliphile (1546). 10.35-10.55 Break 10.55 Gloria Bonaguidi - Università “l’Orientale” di Napoli Per una grammatica del romanzo condominiale 11.20 Riccardo Donati - Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" Forma della casa, forma del corpo, forma del testo. Magrelli nel «condominio di carne» 11.45-13.00 Discussione 13.00-14.30 Lunch breack 13.00-14.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Poster session: Architetti e narratori Vladimir Bojkovic - Università Politecnica delle Marche Architecture as Metaphore in the Novel The Master and Margarite by Mikhail Bulgakov Sofia Nannini - Università di Bologna Narrare senza architettura: l'Islanda nei romanzi di Jón Kalman Stefánsson Giovanni Poletti - Università di Bologna Tempo «atmosferico» e tempo «cronologico» nella scrittura autobiografica di Aldo Rossi: dall’oblio alla memoria Francesca Privitera – Università di Firenze La morfologia della Medina di Tunisi come narrazione urbana negli studi di Roberto Berardi 14.30-18.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Session 4: Mondi di mondi - Chair: Federico Bertoni 14.30 Keynote lecture: Susi Pietri - Università di Macerata Architetture mondo: i cicli di opere 15.15 Pierpaolo Ascari - Università di Bologna Léon Daudet e lo stradario della vita 15.40 Paola Carmagnani - Università di Torino La «wonderbox» di Henry James: The Turn of the Screw (1898) 16.05-16.25 Break 16.25 Ugo Cornia - Università di Bologna Spazi, oggetti e strane pratiche in Samuel Beckett 16.50 Stefania Sbarra - Ca' Foscari, Venezia Tra la villa prussiana di Th. Fontane e il colombario romano di Fr. Nietzsche: case, dimore e ambienti nella prosa del realismo tedesco 17.15-18.30 Discussione May 5, 2017 9.00-18.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Session 5: Spazi per immagini nel tempo - Chair: Fabio Vittorini 9.00 Keynote lecture: Sergio Porta - University of Strathclyde L’Innocenza dei Luoghi. Cronaca di un Pellegrinaggio 9.45 Marina Guglielmi - Università di Cagliari Anti luoghi e contro-spazi: alcune rappresentazioni letterarie del perturbante dell’architettura 10.10 Lamberto Amistadi - Università di Bologna Una casa come lui: John Hejduk e la new England Masque 10.35-10.55 Break 10.55 Stefano Ascari - Università di Bologna Qui e (non) ora: la spazializzazione del tempo in Here di Richard McGuire 11.20 Michele Righini – Università di Bologna «...AND THIS IS WHERE I'LL PUT THE LIVING ROOM». Architetture a fumetti: Richard McGuire e Chris Ware 11.45-13.00 Discussione 13.00-14.30 Lunch breack Session 6: Scritture e costruzioni tra intérieurs e cityscapes - Chair: Paola Mildonian 14.30 Micaela Antonucci - Università di Bologna Un «libro tradotto in pietre vive»: la simbiosi artistica tra Gabriele D'Annunzio e Giancarlo Maroni nella costruzione del Vittoriale 14.55 Daniel Naegele - Iowa State University Architecture in a Book. Le Corbusier’s Le Poème de l’Angle Droit 15.20 Cettina Rizzo - Università di Catania Dal «Cabinet d’objets précieux» alla «Maison musée»: Architetture di interni nel XIX secolo tra collezionismo, arti decorative e applicate. 15.45 Fabio Vittorini - IULM, Milano «New York Cityscapes»: moltitudine e invisibilità metropolitana nella narrativa statunitense contemporanea 16.10-16.30 Break 16.30-18.30 Round table Architettura e letteratura: Andrea Borsari, Matteo Cassani Simonetti, Riccardo Donati, Giulio Iacoli, Giovanni Leoni, Rosita Tordi Castria. Scientific Committee Federico Bertoni - Università di Bologna Andrea Borsari - Università di Bologna Giovanni Bottiroli - Università di Bergamo Alberto Destro - Università di Bologna Giulio Iacoli - Università di Parma Giovanni Leoni - Università di Bologna Paola Mildonian - Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia Rosita Tordi Castria - Università I.U.L.M. di Milano Scientific secretariat Matteo Cassani Simonetti - Università di Bologna Giulio Iacoli - Università di Parma Promoters SICL - Società Italiana di Comparatistica Letteraria COMPALIT - Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia comparata della Letteratura Consulta di Critica letteraria e letterature comparate Università di Bologna - Dipartimento di Architettura - Dottorato di Ricerca in Architettura
  • Expressions of Interest: Co-editors, The Journal of Architecture

    London | Dates: 01 – 22 May, 2017
    The Editorial Board of The Journal of Architecture is seeking expressions of interest to fill two co-editor positions. These positions have been newly established as a consequence of The Journal’s growth. Expressions are sought from established architectural academics with strong scholarly track records, and who are keen to contribute to the development of architecture through the publication of high-quality research and scholarly inquiry. Joint expressions are also welcomed from editors who would undertake the role as a team of two. The Role of co-editor The co-editors would become members of the editorial board, working closely with the editor in chief and the executive editor to produce each issue of The Journal. The role involves: • calling upon and further developing an extensive network of academics and scholars internationally in order to maintain high-quality peer review, and to reinforce The Journal’s reputation as a leading publication in the field • evaluating submitted papers and organising The Journal’s peer review process (via the Scholar One content management system) on a day-to-day basis • managing individual papers through the peer review, revision and approval process, offering detailed editorial feedback, and working with authors to achieve timely publication • soliciting and evaluating proposals for special issues, and working with guest editors to steer these issues through the peer review and revision process to publication • promoting The Journal and encouraging high-quality submissions by being active in the field, including in scholarly conferences and forums • attending editorial board meetings and taking an active role in the development of The Journal While the week-to-week workload of the role will vary, each co-editor would need to commit around five hours per week to the role. A modest honorarium is paid by The Journal’s proprietor as a recognition of this time commitment, and to defray costs associated with the role. There is an expectation that the co-editors would receive acknowledgement and in-kind support from their employing institutions to carry out the role. It is expected, also, that the co-editors would make every effort to attend in person at least one of The Journal’s bi-annual editorial board meetings in London. Videoconferencing would also be available if attendance in person were not possible. Submitting an Expression of Interest Expressions of interest should include a full CV, a statement of interest in the role, and names and addresses of two academic referees. Candidates are expected to be established academics in the field of architecture, and should demonstrate a strong track record of significant publications, and experience in working collegially to deliver outcomes such as events, symposia or publications. Expressions of interest should be emailed to Charles Rice ( by Monday 22 May 2017. Interviews will take place in London in the second half of June 2017. For those outside London videoconferencing will be utilised. Successful candidates will be expected to commence the role from January 2018. About The Journal The Journal of Architecture is the peer-reviewed, scholarly journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Established by Allen Cunningham and Peter Gibbs-Kennet in 1995, The Journal was initially published by E&FN Spon and then by Routledge from 2001 onwards. Over this time, The Journal has established itself internationally as the pre-eminent peer-reviewed journal for research and scholarship across a broad range of architectural topics. Since 2016, The Journal has published eight issues and approximately 1400 pages annually. The Journal is included in key indexes such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Scopus, and has been ranked at the top of journal ranking lists worldwide. Editorial Structure Chair of the Editorial Board: Jack Pringle - Perkins+Will, London, UK Editor in Chief: Charles Rice - University of Technology Sydney, Australia Executive Editor; Secretary, Editorial Board: Peter Gibbs-Kennet - Gloucestershire, UK Co-editors: Two positions vacant Commissioning Editors: John Allan - Avanti Architects, London, UK Fredie Floré - KU Leuven, Belgium Mari Hvattum - Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway Barbara Penner - University College London, UK Sunand Prasad - Penoyre & Prasad LLP, London, UK Honorary Commissioning Editor: Allen Cunningham - France Essays and Reviews Editors: Ross Exo Adams - Iowa State University, USA Mark Campbell - The Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK Building Reviews Editors: Christoph Grafe - University of Wuppertal, Germany; Flemish Architecture Institute, Antwerp, Belgium Helena Mattsson - KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Frank Lloyd Wright: Looking Forward and Thinking Back

    Chicago | Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2017
    To mark the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8, 1867, the Newberry Library hosts a free lecture by John Waters, AIA, who will speak on two important written works by Frank Lloyd Wright and their connections with his built work. The works are “The Art and Craft of the Machine,” presented to the Chicago Arts and Crafts Society in 1901, and Genius and the Mobocracy, published in 1949. In the first, Wright laid out a way of thinking about progress and, in doing so, began to define himself and his expectations for his career. In the second work, he reviewed his achievements in the context of the career and legacy of his mentor, his lieber meister, Louis H. Sullivan. In the nearly half century between these works, Wright created some of the most recognizable examples of American architecture, including Robie House, Unity Temple, and Fallingwater. Join us for cake and coffee, to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday.
  • Diversity Scholarship Program

    Chicago | Dates: 27 Apr – 12 May, 2017

    The Diversity Scholarship Program (DSP) provides support for attendance to PastForward every year. If you are a young and emerging preservation professional representing or working in an underrepresented community apply today! Diversity scholarships provide recipients complimentary conference registration and lodging.

    Celebrating 25 Years!

    Look back on 25 years of the program and find out how we'll be celebrating this year in this Forum blog post–National Trust Diversity Scholarship Program Has Been Promoting Equity in Preservation for 25 Years.

    Visit to learn more about PastForward 2017.


    Dates: 27 Apr – 01 Aug, 2017

    OPEN represents inclusion, exploration, and open-mindedness. With this issue of TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (TAD), we direct this receptivity towards research and creativity in the varied work of our contributors. The TAD mission engages numerous fields including emerging materials, information and building technologies, and history and theory of technology. These specializations encapsulate the physical world, dominant technologies of our era, and ways to understand both. Open is a platform for those conducting research in any of these areas, while simultaneously asking researchers to make connections between their investigations and practice, between empirical and design research methods, or between professional disciplines. We seek submissions that propose conceptual frameworks and solutions for current and vital issues facing society, architecture, and technology. This research often starts with the spark of an idea or an intellectual curiosity, and TAD is interested in project beginnings as well as those that are the most advanced. Opportunities must exist to support research that is outside journal themes, in various stages of development, or even beyond our collective imagination. TAD is OPEN to sharing it.

    OPEN also provides a forum to discuss not what we do, but how we do it. It is a chance to be inquisitive about discipline and to question established modes of thinking and research. If design is its own culture, as N. Cross suggests in Designerly Ways of Knowing, what are the scholarly and research standards in architecture? How are creative processes included in these standards? Are the aims of this research creative, meaningful, and applicable? Contributions to TAD spotlight innovative research in technology and architecture, and demonstrate multiplicitous approaches to research. With OPEN, we offer a venue for an array of research questions, methodologies, and analysis techniques that are integral to the work of our authors.

    Inherent in OPEN and the conception of TAD are the values of interdisciplinarity and translation between disciplines or professions. J.T. Klein, author of Interdisciplinarity: History, Theory and Practice, identifies that there is a body of knowledge and theoretical basis for integrative research. What are the keystones and vocabulary of this knowledge in architecture? What are the roles of designers on interdisciplinary research teams? How can design-thinking strengthen collaborative partnerships, and assert the merits of architectural research? It is the Editorial Board’s intention to regularly pause from dedicated themes so that the direction of the Journal may respond to the emergent themes in the work of our contributors. This Issue, like TAD itself, is OPEN to your creativity and your discoveries.

    TAD seeks original research from scholars, practitioners, architects, scientists, and engineers who engage with technology, architecture, and design. Empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research representing a broad array of methodologies is welcome. Manuscripts are to demonstrate a connection, translation, or integration between technology and design.
  • 2017 RIBA President's Award for Research

    Dates: 01 – 31 May, 2017

    Open from 1 May to 31 May 2017

    Submissions are welcome across four categories: 

    • Design + Technical
    • Cities + Community
    • History + Theory
    • 2017 Annual Theme: Housing

    The submissions form for the President’s Awards for Research, 2017 can be accessed here.

     Please read the Submission Guidelines thoroughly in order to complete the submission form correctly and to maximise your chance of success.

    Submission Guidelines 2017

    If you have any queries about the awards or issues accessing the submission form or guidelines, please email RIBA Research 
    or call 020 7307 3714.

  • CFP: Building the Scottish Diaspora: Scots and the Colonial Built Environment, c.1700-1920 (Edinburgh, 17-18 Nov 17)

    Edinburgh | Dates: 27 Apr – 24 Jul, 2017
    The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies (University of Edinburgh), in conjunction with the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, is to host a two-day symposium (17-18 November 2017) on Scottish contributions to the built environment of Britain’s empire.

    This event will ask questions about Scottish involvement and agency in the creation of the buildings and infrastructure that both facilitated and maintained Britain’s global empire.

    The symposium will take as a point of departure, colonial cultures of Scottish entrepreneurship operating and building in the hemispheres of the Atlantic and the India-Pacific from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. In most accounts of British imperial and colonial architecture little or no effort is made to distinguish Scottish from English, Irish, or Welsh agency; nor is it ever asked how, if at all, Scottish building culture and practice consequently affects our appreciation of ‘British’ colonial architecture. This is despite the fact that the legacy of Scottish enterprise across the Atlantic and India-Pacific regions includes a substantive material presence in architecture (civic, ecclesiastical and domestic) and building (wharves, stores, mills, factories, agricultural infrastructure etc.) that spatialised that involvement. Together, these buildings can be understood as elements in a global and imperial arrangement of corporate and private acquisition, speculation and investment spanning Europe and the Americas, India and Australasia, the Pacific and beyond. This symposium will consider the nature of Scotland’s contribution to this environment, and ask how we might understand it in a geographically continuous and expansive capacity.

    Call for Papers | Deadline July 24, 2017

    We are interested in research that maps diasporic networks—familial, professional, entrepreneurial, religious etc.—and their material presence with a view to better understanding the significance of Scottish modes of operation, particularly (but not exclusively) those that demonstrate their achievement as entrepreneurs in a networked, international environment. Contributions are invited that explore Scottish traders, merchants, agents, missionaries and others influential in colonial arenas of the Atlantic and India-Pacific ‘worlds’, especially within the analytical frameworks of regional, oceanic, and World/Global historiography, methods of cultural and historical geography, as well as economic and business history.

    For further information on the symposium, and how to submit paper abstracts, please visit the symposium's website:
  • Carter H. Manny, Jr. Memorial Celebration

    Chicago | Dates: 20 – 20 May, 2017
    We invite you to celebrate the life and work of Carter H. Manny, Jr. and honor his service to the field of architecture with family and friends.

    Saturday, May 20, 2017
    11 am program, reception to follow

    S.R. Crown Hall
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    3360 S State Street
    Chicago, Illinois

    For more information and to RSVP click here.

    Please contact or call 312-787-4071 with additional questions.
  • Fantasy in Reality: Architecture, Representation, Reproduction

    London | Dates: 15 – 16 Jun, 2017
    From the capriccios of Piranesi and Canaletto to Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International, Archigram’s drawings in the 1970s, and contemporary video game architecture, architectural fantasies have been produced and reproduced for centuries. On the one hand, architectural fantasies stir the imagination, represent future possibilities, and utopian dreams, on the other, they reflect and reproduce political ideologies, societal aspirations and anxieties. Though by definition, fantasy relates to that outside reality, or beyond possibility, the examples listed above engage directly with reality and they exist as realised projects in the form of architectural representations – on paper, as models, as reproductions or as digital files.

    This symposium aims to consider the intersection of fantasy and reality by examining a broad range of architectural production from the middle ages to the present day across different cultures and media. It invites explorations of the often blurred lines, or tensions between fantasy and reality in architecture and its representation. This could include, the consideration of fantasy architecture in all its multi-media forms as ‘realised’, looking at the ways in which built projects are rendered fantastic through representation and reproduction, or the ways in which fantasy architecture engages with reality by highlighting society’s aspirations or anxieties.

    Architectural fantasies created in drawings, paintings, computer renders, etchings, photographs and films and three dimensional examples in models, pavilions, or virtual reality will be considered, along with built structures, as vital forms of architectural production that both reflect and produce reality. How does the production of architectural fantasies relate to reality and attempt to shape it? How do representations of architecture construct or perpetuate fantasies of the built environment? How have architects, city planners and/or politicians and rulers used architecture to reinforce fantastical notions of reality? What is the role of the mass media in the production and dissemination of architectural fantasies in popular culture? In what ways do representations of built or soon to be built projects contribute to the construction of fantasy? The conference seeks to address these questions and more.

  • Call for Case Studies: Small Settlements in China and Southeast Asia

    Dates: 24 – 30 Apr, 2017

    The WHITRAP (World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of Unesco) based in Tongji University, Shanghai, invites experts and scholars in related field to submit case studies and good practices on sustainable development of small settlements in China and in the Southeast Asia Region.

    A publication with selected case studies will be prepared by WHITRAP, in collaboration with UNESCO, and it will be presented at an International Conference in Guizhou Province in September 2017.

    The project, included in the framework of the UNESCO discussion on the role of Culture for Sustainable Development, has the objective to describe the current situation of the research on sustainable development of Small Settlements in the Southeast Asia Region. The aims of the publication are: identifying case studies, problems and good practices; improving understanding of planning policies on small settlements and their surrounding regional contexts; raising awareness about the cultural role of small settlements in the sustainable development of their landscape and regional environment.

    Submissions requirements:

    We consider case studies on planning, management and design projects conducted in Chinese and Southeast Asian Small Settlements, Rural and Urban Villages.

    Submission should include:

    Abstract (around 500 words in English and/or Chinese): title, author(s) names, affiliations, contact information, description of the case studies (location, number of inhabitants, project, experience, considerations), 5 keywords.

    Supporting Material: map of the village and its surroundings (linear scale and spatial coordinates should be included), 2 to 4 photographs, supplementary material (max 3 images) that may help the reviewing committee to understand why this work is of interest (e.g., drawings, diagrams, sketches). A list of the auxiliary documents should be included.

    The submission should be sent as as a single file (word or pdf) not exceeding 1mb to: <> before April 30, 2017.

    Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection within 2 weeks. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version. 

    Target groups:

    Members of research institutes, universities, government, engineers, architects, historical building preservation institutions, construction units, engineering companies, enterprises and associations. 

    For enquiries please contact:  Anna-Paola POLA
  • Call for Chapters for an Edited Book - Campus Design as Urban Regenerator

    Dates: 24 Apr – 05 Jun, 2017

    Call for chapters for an edited book

    Deadline: June 5, 2017

    Campus design as urban regenerator

    Contemporary studies on the city reflect the impossibility of reading it as a consistent and complete system and privilege analysis that define individual parts or partial sequences. In this way it assumes significant importance the relationship that is created between the individual elements and the reciprocal actions triggered between them.

    In this configuration, those parts of the city with recognized institutional vocation, such as judicial districts, hospitals, universities, have an important role.

    As part of a research and design work on some buildings and public spaces of the University of Cagliari, we aim at editing and publishing a book that gathers several peculiar and remarkable cases on Campus planning and Campus building design issue. The subject of our discussion is the idea of Campus as an integrated part of the city and as a regenerator of its parts, with specific reference to its historic and consolidated nucleus.

    In this perspective, architecture can return to play again a decisive role through design tools; in the process of developing new resources and adapting the existing one to current needs, it may constitute the element able of reorganizing the various practical requirements, economic and social, and of redefining and making identifiable the university figure as an institution in the contemporary city landscape.

    Subjects of specific interest include: 

    a.   Campus Design as enclosed part of the existing city

     There is an idea of Campus as a separate enclave and as utopian exercise and reduced scale urban configuration. In addition to this idea, however, there is also a deep-rooted tradition: that one represented by Campus that arise within existing city and that are an organic part of them, and establish improvement and redefinition of their internal relations. We are especially interested in this second variant form: cases like Cambridge, England, or Karlsruhe and Harvard, are emblematic examples that are articulated and developed through different ages, coming up to our contemporaneity. Even the MIT campus or IIT establish with the cities that host them an active and progressive relationship of interaction reflecting with the global design of the city around them. In these cases, the planning of the campus and the conception of its elements do not occur only in the sense of an ideal figure and a complete freedom on a natural scenery: the institution's figure instead coexists w!
     ith a dense and articulated context, which creates a dense dialogue, acts as an interpreter, and which consolidates and orients it in an organic way towards new developments.

    In the research on university campuses, we are especially interested in the idea of continuity and density of mutual relationships. We're interested in those cases of campuses and university buildings intended as recovery and improvement of existing buildings and city parts, that may be interpreted as component embedded in an existing and yet characterized urban landscape. Those cases where the university facilities and its spaces are not seen as separate, but as organic and functional to the city life which they belong.

    b.    Variant form and reinvention of the nature figure in the draft urban campus

    In architectural history of university campus, the image of nature has a central role: Jefferson archetype is embodied in the figure of the lawn, a green space uncluttered by buildings, but measured: a vacuum that reorganizes around itself the image of the architecture and of the institution that establishes. This relationship persists and can even be fully expressed in an urban environment where the image of nature it is not anymore idealized and understood as pure, unconditioned, but it becomes a connecting element and articulation between different places, defining new urban sequences, articulating the rhythms between its parts, sometimes as distension, sometimes as intensification. In some cases, the Campus is the part that mediates the passage between the built city and the countryside and, in these cases, the natural element figure is determined precisely by this particular pivotal role and filter. In recent times some university buildings bring in the foreground the n!
     atural image and the archetype of the lawn and are designed as hypogeous, leaving large areas to green. Examples are the General Library of Delft by Mecanoo or the recent Ewha Womans University in Seoul designed by Dominique Perrault.

    We are interested in the discussion of campus projects and university buildings that interpret with originality and effectiveness the figure of nature in urban environments. We are also interested in the design of parks and gardens created inside or in continuity with Campus who have an important role in the city and in the organization of its routes.


    Type and Format of contributions

    This call for book chapters is specifically aimed at attracting contributions in form of research paper covering case studies of contemporary campus design. The book will properly associate theoretical and critical essays to shorter texts consisting of brief critical texts or dialogues with prominent campus designers.

    The volume will have a length of about 300pp and it will contain six extensive theoretical essays, six dialogues, and six short critical texts. The book is scheduled to be published by LetteraVentidue publisher.


     We aim at collecting:

    1. critical essays describing projects and trends in the creation of contemporary Campus, in different places of the world and in a time frame that privileges contemporaneity and that is also open to all experiences of modern architecture. It is accepted as well the critical analysis of remarkable or less known historical cases that can be interpreted as paradigms for contemporary design. Essays must have a length of approximately 3.000 words and will be accompanied by a maximum of 5 images clear from publishing rights.

     2. dialogues with prominent designers about their plans for campus and university buildings. Dialogues will have a length of about 1.800 words and will be accompanied by a maximum of 5 pictures clear from publishing rights.

     3. short critical essays, devoted to case studies. The case studies may be projects or critical texts. Short critical texts will have a length of about 900 words and will be accompanied by a maximum of two images clear from publishing rights.

    Contributions must be written in English, formatted in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style and must be forwarded, in the form of a single PDF document, to:


     Important dates:

    June 5, 2017: full paper submission

    June 15, 2017: notification of acceptance

    June 30, 2017: revised papers submission


    Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded to:

    Prof. Marco Lecis

    Department DICAAR

    University of Cagliari


    Organizing and scientific committee

    Prof. Pier Francesco Cherchi, Prof. Marco Lecis

    Department DICAAR

    University of Cagliari (Italy)


  • CFP: Architectural Histories, Resilience and Recovery Issue

    Dates: 24 Apr – 15 Jun, 2017

    Architectural Histories invites paper abstracts for a special themed issue on Resilience and Recovery in architectural history and historiography

    We live today in a world of rapid change. These changes take form in technological innovations, socio-economic shifts, political uncertainties, cultural developments, and climatic and ecological divergence.  The resulting storms of excitement, fear and anxiety have stimulated the development of new constructs in the social and applied sciences, notably the concept of resilience. Developed first in relation to biological and ecological systems, resilience is generally understood as the ability of something or someone to return to a stable state from an anomalous one. On a more subtle level, “resilience” implies processes of negotiation, absorption, and adaptation in response to significant change. Within architectural history, recent research on resilience has focused on the ecological and environmental issues, with specific attention to the development of building in response to present and future changes. Less has been written about the social and cultural dimensions of the change in respect to architectural production – how constructions have adapted to change in the past, and the ways in which these changes have been theorized and presented in history. The EAHN journal Architectural Histories seeks to expand the discourse on resilience in architecture, and the correlative idea of recovery.

    Architectural Histories invites abstracts for articles that explore these ideas and concepts in relation to any period, epoch or region of architecture.

    Submission deadline: 15 June 2017

    All material should be submitted to

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