From prairie churches to urban cathedrals and synagogues, historic sacred places are often the oldest, and most beautiful, buildings within our communities. This fund aims to help keep these places as an important part of our national cultural heritage. The fund is a collaboration with Partners of Sacred Places and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The National Fund for Sacred Places provides training, planning grants, and capital grants from $50,000 to $250,000 for congregations of all faiths. Visit www.FundforSacredPlaces.org for more information and online application.
Fabrications: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand invites submissions for a forthcoming themed issue (28:2) on ?Architecture/Heritage/Politics.? Papers are due by 25 September 2017. See below for details.
The spaces of normative cultures dominate the heritage arena suppressing or marginalising other competing forms of heritage. Architecture is uniquely positioned to resist these hegemonic processes through substantive material presence, the resilience of which is best realised in conservation praxis. But too often heritage conservation assumes an apolitical stance by neglecting to acknowledge its own unsettling agendas. This issue of Fabrications seeks to understand the nature of the relationship between major and minor cultural practices where architecture, heritage and politics intersect. Its particular focus is the Asia-Pacific region, where tensions caused by colonisation, decolonisation, territorial conflicts, the cold war, migration, nation building and economic liberalisation have produced diverse or dissident built expressions.
What are the implications of the politics of patrimony for architectural history? We are interested in how both normative and marginal cultures reinvent the past; how relationships of geopolitical dominance or dependence are expressed; and how majority and minority cultures operate within sovereign frameworks. Do the politics of these processes have legible architectural outcomes? Do their material expressions cross geopolitical borders? Do they suggest new methodologies for researching and writing architectural history? Could they raise questions about the place of architectural history amid the interdisciplinary practices of conservation? What are their implications for the architecture of heritage framed internationally, nationally and regionally that has to negotiate diversity, dissent and accumulation? The issue anticipates papers that rethink the multifarious relationships between the discourses of heritage and architecture in ways that are self-reflexive, inclusive, !
dynamic and mindful of the co-habitation of different cultural positions.
Guidelines for Authors
Papers should be submitted online at www.edmgr.com/rfab<http://www.edmgr.com/rfab> by the due dates identified above.
The Editors consider essays of 6000 to 9000 words (including footnotes). Papers should be submitted as Word documents. Authors should use the footnote function of Word, but no automatic footing programs such as Endnote. Papers should be submitted with an abstract (200 words) at the beginning of the paper and a brief author biography (80 words), images and image captions. Abstracts are published at the beginning of papers. All papers published in Fabrications are blind peer-refereed by two readers.
Instructions for authors can be found on the Taylor & Francis website here:
Proposals for reports or for reviews of books, exhibitions and other events of interest to the membership of SAHANZ can be made to the Editors, Stuart King [email@example.com] and Anoma Pieris [firstname.lastname@example.org].
For the refereeing process, please submit low-resolution images of illustrations as separate files (or embedded in a separate pdf file with captions). Once a paper is accepted for publication, high-resolution images should be submitted as 300 dpi tiff files, at a minimum of 100mm wide with a separate list of captions indicating permissions.
Authors are responsible for securing all permissions and paying all fees to reproduce images in Fabrications. Authors must meet UK copyright regulations. For information, see: http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/permission.asp
The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. Opportunities are found in the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards. There are many awards in Fine Arts, including:
South and Central Asia Regional Research: South and Central Asia Regional Research Program
United Kingdom: Fulbright-University of Dundee (Art and Design)
Egypt: Visual and Performing Arts
Burkina Faso: All Disciplines
Indonesia: All Disciplines
Brazil: Postdoctoral Scholar Award in All Disciplines
Austria: Fulbright-Q21/MuseumsQuartier Artist-in-Residence
Application Guidelines: including sample project statements
Review Criteria: to inform the various components of your application
Eligibility Requirements: to review program policies
Outreach Events: a schedule of conferences, workshops, and webinars
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 1, 2017.
// Call for papers //
Deadline: continuously open for submission.
To submit your abstract (max. 300-500 words and 2 images up to 2MB), send directly to email@example.com.
Crossing Boarders, Shifting Boundaries
Image, Body and Territory
In the first number of our scopio Sophia magazine, we published three major essays that challenged our understanding and spread new light on several Walter Benjamin’s concepts on photography and art, at the same time we were continuously defied to think about established categories namely those of photography as document, archive, critical witness, or even as critique in itself.
In the upcoming number, we would like to push further and go beyond these notions perceiving how they are critically inscribed in the works of art themselves. We are especially interested in unfolding the processes of thought present in photographic, filmic, or other works engaged with image and image making, that explore the notions of Body and Territory or use them as their own expressive matters.
Body and Territory frequently appear intertwined, sometimes even suggesting metaphorical uses: the city as a body (in the multiple acceptations: political, social, cultural, etc.), the body as an experimental territory (on debates around issues of identity and gender, works involving artistic and aesthetic experimentations, works for anthropological documentation and recording), the landscape in the absence of the body, as Cézanne named it, establishing a direct link between the painted landscape (the image) and our sensitive perception.
Our magazine is now accepting abstracts within these fundamental themes in order to unveil how an image, a photograph or a series, or a film critically and poetically build their own thought about the body and the territory, and, above all, how they contribute and appear engaged in architectural and/ or urban processes.
More info: http://sophiajournal.net/category/call-for-papers/
*Sophia Peer Review Journal*
Crossing Boarders, Shifting Boundaries
Sophia collection is specifically designed to address theoretical work, and it aims to be the publishing medium for a set of exploratory and critical texts on image in the broad sense, i.e. comprehending the worlds of design, photography, film, video, television and new media. The objective is to challenge different artists and creators to publish in book format original articles, reviews and other texts of interest and value.
We are interested in making Sophia a mentis instrumental capable of extending our critical knowledge and questioning the universe of image in innovative ways. The published set of theoretical and critical texts on image can either be taken from sections of scopio magazine, or from our International Conference On the Surface: Photography and Architecture, or submitted by new authors and other R&D national and international centers, through our call for abstract submissions.
The title Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries defines the global theme for this present cycle of Sophia and conveys the interest in promoting a critical analysis around this theme, exploring how image is a medium that, on the one hand, can cross borders and shift boundaries between different subjects and disciplines where image and photography are present in a significant way and, on the other hand, in how image and photography can be used as critical instruments to better understand the real and its different realities, always questioning the universe of image in an innovative way.
Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP)
Editors of Sophia 1st Number
Edward Dimendberg — Invited Editor
Editors of Sophia 2nd Number
Pedro Leão Neto
Iñaki Bergera — Invited Editor
Editorial Assistant of Sophia 2nd Number
Scientific and Editorial Commission (CEAU-FAUP)
José Miguel Rodrigues
Pedro Leão Neto
Álvaro Domingues (FAUP/ CEAU)
Ana Francisca de Azevedo (DeGeoUM/Lab2PT)
Andrew Higgot (AA Grad Dipl PhD)
Carlos Machado (FAUP/ CEAU)
Gabriela Vaz Pinheiro (FBAUP)
Joana Cunha Leal (FCSH-UNL)
Joaquim Moreno (FAUP/ CCRE)
Jorge Figueira (FCT-UC)
Marta Cruz (FAUP/ CEAU)
Marco Iuliano (LSA/CAVA)
Miguel Leal (FBAUP)
Olívia da Silva (IPP – ESMAE)
Pedro Bandeira (EAUM)
Paulo Catrica (UNL)
Teresa Ferreira (EAUM/ CEAU)
Please join us 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, with a reception to follow
S.R. Crown Hall
Illinois Institute of Technology
3360 S State Street
Additional details will be sent closer to the event.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-787-4071.
As the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth comes round in 2017, he appears omnipresent in his familiarity but difficult to assess compared to the other founders of Modernism. Combining reappraisal and contextualisation of his work from leading scholars, this weekend also considers the nature and extent of his impact in Britain from the 1920s to the present. This raises general questions about the nature of influence in architecture, the identification of national character in the modern period, and continued capacity of Wright to surprise us with his multiplicity of faces.
The Regency period (c.1780-c.1830) was, for the visual arts, a time of exuberance, colour, experimentation – and fun. It was the period of Nash and Soane, of Turner and Constable, of Brighton Pavilion and Regent Street. Its vibrancy and originality took its cue at least partly from the personality of the Prince Regent himself (after 1830, King George IV).
Prince George’s eclecticism in art, architecture and the decorative arts were in the van of taste: he helped to make the Regency era the first truly eclectic age, anticipating the Victorians’ love of mix-and-match, was responsible for considerable stylistic and technical innovation, and became the greatest ever royal builder and collector, erecting a stunning set of royal homes – which today still constitute the Crown’s most significant architectural assets – and creating much of the present-day Royal Collection. At the same time, however, George IV was seen by many of his subjects at best as a flawed figure of fun, at worst as a predatory and irresponsible spendthrift. Moreover, the style and taste of the Regency was by no means merely a royal creation: for the first time, middle-class families dictated the disposition and decoration of the home. Liberated by technology, householders were able to acquire what had, barely fifty years before, been regarded as unattainable, aristocratic luxuries – from chintz to chimneypieces to champagne.
Parting Shots examines nationally renowned 20th-century photographer Minor White, focusing on some of his earliest work when he was in Portland between 1938-1942 to photograph the city, from its economically depressed downtown to its opulent mansions. White’s captivating images document a city on the verge of change during the World War II era and serve as one of the few visual records of some of the city’s most significant architecture prior to its eventual demolition. For the first time, at the Architectural Heritage Center, White's photographs are presented alongside architectural artifacts rescued from many of the commercial and residential buildings that appear in his images and that are drawn from the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center's permanent collection. White’s work prompts us to think about how we should document and preserve historic buildings today, especially those at risk of demolition, and the power of the photograph in depicting our architectural heritage.
Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?
University of Derby, England, UK
June 22-23 2017
Richard Blythe, RTPI. Royal Town Planning Institute Vincent Goodstadt, ECTP-CEU. European Council of Spatial Planners ? Conseil europ?en des urbanistes
In this conference housing design, community development, city space, urban sociology and human geography will be dealt with individually, as important subjects in their own right. They will also be examined as integrated complex subjects that influence one another in fundamental ways.
The conference encourages subject specialists to explore the specific issues of their area of expertise. It also seeks to support a more cross sector and interdisciplinary way of thinking by facilitating a better understanding of the approaches of experts and academics in these complex and interconnected set of issues: housing provision, policy and design; community resilience and participation; urban politics and social structures. This is a unique opportunity to broaden our knowledge of how the work of other disciplines impacts on our own.
The series is organised by a collection of publishers and universities including: The University of Derby, The University of the West of England, London South Bank University Liverpool and John Moores University, UCL Press and Libri Publishing, La Universidad de Sevilla, The University of Cyprus, Swinburne University and more. It is coordinated by the non-profit research organisation AMPS as part of its engagement with the UN Habitat University Initiative.
Between 2016-2018 the series is focused on events in the UK. See:
Speakers this series include: Steve Cole, Head of Policy, National Housing Federation; Herman Hertzberger, RIBA Gold Medalist; Assemble, Turner Prize Winners; Stephen Hodder, CBE, Former President, RIBA; Richard Blythe, Head of Policy, Royal Town Planning Institute and more?
Cities: Speakers include urban and landscape designers, human geographers and regional planners. Each will deal with their own work, cases studies, strategy proposals, current and emerging issues in theory and practice.
Communities: Speakers include community activists, participatory design practices, sociologists studying community and local policy makers.
Homes: Speakers include housing professionals, architects developing affordable housing models, and regional policy makers on housing provision.
There are four separate publication outlets:
There is a conference proceedings publication as part of the event series with its own ISSN. Delegates will also be considered for inclusion in two books series with UCL Press and Libri Publishing, respectively. In addition, the scholarly journal Architecture_MPS ISSN will run a Special Issue on housing.
University of Lancaster, September 8 - 09, 2017
Deadline: Jun 4, 2017
The Spirit of Speed: Culture on the Move in Edwardian Britain
‘Before us stretched the deserted road; we could trace it for miles and
miles, a long line of grey in a vastness of green space that faded into
blue, rising and falling with the rise and fall of the hills. Then the
spirit of speed took possession of us, the fascination and the frenzy
of speed for speed’s sake […] We had escaped from the fetters that bind
man to earth; we were intoxicated with a new-born sense of splendid
freedom; without exertion or effort we lightly skimmed the ground […]
We were rushing into infinity.’ (James Hissey, An English Holiday with
Car and Camera, 1909)
The fourth annual conference of the Edwardian Culture Network will be
held at the University of Lancaster this coming September, in
association with the Edwardian Postcard Project. Taking our lead from
James Hissey’s 1909 evocation of travelling in a motor car, or H.G.
Wells’s equally-breathless sea-bound finale to Tono-Bungay – we will be
exploring the ‘spirit of speed’, as represented, reflected, challenged
or wilfully ignored by British culture c.1895-1914. We invite 300-word
proposals for papers on any aspect of this theme. Topics might include,
but are not limited to:
- Culture on the move: the significance of postcards, advertisements,
newspapers, travelling exhibitions, etc.
- Reactions to new technologies: motor cars, steam turbines, radio,
- Speed and freedom: travel, independence and access.
- Rushing into infinity: Speed and the representation of time in art.
- Placing the brakes on speed: antidotes to the quickening pace of
life: stillness, slowness and spirituality.
- Speed and exchange: The impact of Atlantic crossings on
We will accept proposals for 15 minute presentations and panels; we are
also happy to consider experimental approaches and poster ideas. Please
e-mail proposals (not exceeding 500 words) to
email@example.com. The closing date for applications is
June 4th, 2017. Participants from inside and outside academia are
The legendary architect is best known for his trailblazing, modern structures, and pioneering vision for what architecture can and should achieve. His designs - including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim in New York, the Dancing House in Prague, and 8 Spruce Street in New York - have reshaped our cities’ skylines, and the imaginations of artists and designers around the world. Gehry has been awarded with several honors for his work including the Pritzker Architecture Prize and most recently the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In his first-ever MasterClass, Frank Gehry will share his unconventional philosophy on design and architecture. Students will be invited into Gehry’s never-before-seen model archive for a peek into his creative process. In the class, Gehry will use case studies, progressive models, and storytelling to illuminate the universal lessons learned during his 50+ year career as an artist and architect.
“I have tried to give the students insight into my process – how and why I did things. I hope this gives them the wings to explore and the courage to create their own language,” said Frank Gehry, MasterClass instructor.
MasterClass provides online classes from world-renowned instructors, making it possible for anyone to learn from the best. Each class offers a unique learning experience which includes video lessons from the instructor, interactive exercises, course materials, peer interaction, and more. All classes are available online for individual purchase at www.masterclass.com for $90 each.
Now in its 19th year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. We offer students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in preservation and conservation.
Session One (May 29 – June 23)
Building Restoration – Touching the Stones
Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings and Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings
(Program includes lectures and field projects*)
Archaeological Ceramics Restoration
Analysis and Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy
(Program includes lectures and workshop)
Book Bindings Restoration
The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings
Introduction to the Conservation of Books and Bindings
(Program includes lectures and workshop)
Session Two (July 10 - August 4)
Restoration and Conservation of Paper in Books and Archival Documents
(Program includes lectures and workshop)
Traditional Painting Techniques
Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues
(Program includes lectures and workshop)
Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy
Restoration Theory, Ethics and Issues
(Program includes lectures and discussion)
Restoration of the façade of the Church of San Carlo (13th century)
Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city
Short Intersession Programs (June 24 – July 7)
Preservation Field Trip – Italy (June 25 – July 4)
A ten-day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, the urban and historical development of each town, and specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.
Coexistence of Memory and Modernity – Athens (June 25 - July 6)
A twelve day visit of Athens: an exploration of the history of preservation and conservation issues facing the city led by some of the top Athenian experts in their field.
The History and Culture of Food in Italy (June 26 – July 7)
A two-week course giving an overview of the history and cultural traditions of food in Italy. The course will include lec¬tures, field trips and an experimental cooking workshop.
To find out more about our program and review the syllabi, please visit our WEBSITE.
Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English.
Over the past decade, American artist Theaster Gates (b. 1973) has explored the built environment and the power of art and culture to transform experience. For the second exhibition in the reopened East Building Tower 3 galleries, Gates will present a new body of work—The Minor Arts—featuring several pieces created for the Gallery. The installation will examine how discarded and ordinary objects, including the floor of a Chicago high school gym and the archives of Ebony magazine, acquire value through the stories we tell.
Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST- 2017) discusses the complex relations between Culture, and tourism, and how planners, architects, and main actors and help in conveying and spreading the right perspective of the importance and role of Cultural tourism and how to maintain it.
This video records a public talk given at the Frick Collection on the role of architects in interior design in France in the 18th Century.
Please download the full call here: http://artechne.wp.hum.uu.nl/transpositions-summer-school-sensible-objects-material-engagement-skilled-expertise/
DEADLINE 22 FEBRUARY
The TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise will be held from Monday 21 August through Friday 25 August 2017 in the Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre near Utrecht, The Netherlands. This edition of the TransPositions Summer School focusses on material culture and the senses. How can we investigate sensory experiences of past material cultures or cultures that are not our own? And how can we reconstruct in our studies the experiential richness of ephemera and material practices “lost in transmission” or only preserved in textual sources? The summer school approaches these questions across different disciplines including art history, archaeology, anthropology, conservation, musicology, performance and media studies, cognitive science, and religion- and science studies. We invite doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from the humanities, the social sciences, and related disciplines with a strong interest in material culture and sensory experiences to apply via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keynote speakers (confirmed):
Ulinka Rublack (Faculty of History, Cambridge University) Lambros Malafouris (Kebble College and Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University) Rachel Prentice (Dept. of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University) Shigehisa Kuriyama (Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University)
XI. INTERNATIONAL THEORY AND HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE
3-4 NOVEMBER 2017
All abstracts are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.
We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.
The first of the theory of architecture conference series ARCHTHEO has been held since 2011 at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University focusing on the possibility of the theory without the backing of the practice or built environment. The title was, therefore, "Theory for the Sake of the Theory" in an emphatic fashion. In 2012, the discussion centered on the Living and space, the main has been chosen as "House&Home' in particular. ARCHTHEO '13 focused on the two leading roles in architecture, the architect and the so-called 'user' and 'Creativity, Autonomy and Function' has proved to be fruitful discussion theme. In 2014, 'Architecture and Text' has been discussed. Last year, 'Architecture and Criticism' was the main theme. The conferences, which has the focus on history rather than theory has started even earlier, in 2010. Architecture and Media, Architecture and Art, Interactions in the History, Architecture and Politics have the main themes of the events.
ARCHITECTURE AND CRITICISM
- Criticism and History of Architecture
- Architectural Criticism, Critical Theory and ?Critical Architecture?
- Essential Texts on Architectural Theory
- Architect as Author: Texts by the architects
Commenting on Space
- Multidisciplinary Studies on architecture
- A structural relationship between architecture and text
- Traveling, dairies and urban space
- Philosophy and architecture
Book and architecture
- History of architectural publishing
- Book and architecture: Architectural Writing
- Case studies on terminology and points of view
- Definition and concepts by architectural movements or periods
ARCHITECTURE AND CRITICAL APPROACHES
- Design as a Critical Tool
- Architectural History as Critical Practice
- Critical Theory and Space
- Ideology and Architecture
- Architecture and Capitalism
- Reformism and Radicalism
- Architecture and political art
- Controversies, counterparts and confrontations in architecture (This track is connected to the Critical Approaches Research Direction of DAKAM)
EVERYDAY LIFE AND SPACE
- Everyday life, ideology and culture
- Phenomenology and architecture
- Anthropology, locality and 'low' architecture
- Body, movement and space
- Perception, feeling and space
- Metaphors, symbols and people
- Lives of Buildings
- Public and private life
- Objects and interiors
- The problem of scale in architecture
- Buildings, urban life and environment
(This track is connected to the Everyday Life Research Direction of DAKAM)
JULY 28, 2017
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
Full papers submission:
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
This issue of Footprint aims to explore the discussions that currently gravitate around the question of architectural form, by inviting architects to reflect on the latest developments in the field of formal studies within architectural and urban theory, design, research, and pedagogy.
Footprint 22 aims to collect a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art approaches to the question of architectural and urban form, and thus provide an updated examination of formal, morphological and typological investigations.
As editors, we welcome a broad spectrum of interpretations, ranging from theoretical and practical applications of form-based analyses, to epistemological and pedagogical implementations of these formal analyses in diverse contexts.
Aware of the weight that form-centred theories have had in postmodern architectural research, and in order to establish a historical landmark for this edition, the emergence of neo-rationalism in the early 1960s will serve as a point of departure. However, we deem this a landmark that is meant to be superseded.
The neo-rationalist aim to overcome the shortcomings of modernist functionalism by contesting the idea that a building’s form resulted from its use, certainly marked a shift within architectural theory, and favoured the emergence of a strain of architectural thinking that currently offers multiple and contradictory approaches to the way architectural form is generated, understood, and communicated. Beyond their neo-rationalist predecessors, architects and authors like Peter Eisenman, Fumihiko Maki, Nicolas Bourriaud, Carlos Martí Arís and Antonio Armesto, Mario Carpo, Pier Vittorio Aureli, and Sanford Kwinter, have more recently reclaimed important parts of the form-centred architectural discourse, with diverse intentions, and from different vantage points. Furthermore, multiple lines of inquiry which depart from the question of architectural form, still orient the production of knowledge in universities and institutes throughout the world, far beyond Western Europe, where neo-rationalism originated and thrived.
Designers, scholars, researchers and teachers throughout the globe have found in the definition of a formal basis of architecture a valuable practical and intellectual tool, while morpho-typological approaches are still broadly used in architectural education. Within such a diversified field of studies, form-centred approaches to architecture have been severely criticised, especially for their reductive consideration of matter, with many contemporary theorists asking for a formal theory which resists taxonomies.
With these antecedents in mind, we wish to examine architectural form today, from a threefold perspective. First, we would like to study the way in which form is produced, dealt with, or confronted by contemporary designers. Secondly, we would like to know how architects examine and study form in discursive (i.e communicative, theoretical, historiographical, but also representational) terms. Finally, we would like to evaluate the way in which innovative formal analyses affect architectural form at all scales within the built environment.
Footprint 22 will follow a tripartite trajectory, advancing an understanding of formal studies which transverses ontological, epistemological and onto-epistemological perspectives. These perspectives directly correspond to the notions of morphogenesis, formalism and in-formation.
Following this sequence, from an ontological perspective, morphogenetic studies deal with the processes in which matter actively co-produces its various formal expressions. Synchronously, formal discourse and morpho-typological studies function as an analytical tool for the examination of these processes. Both morphogenetic explorations and formalist approaches, while imperative for any formal study, do not suffice unless complemented with their intensive in-between: in-formation, or the way in which formal discourses and their outcomes influence form itself, and vice versa.
We trust that by interrelating these three approaches, we can contribute to contemporary formal explorations by substituting an object-based approach with one that examines the reciprocity of formal emergence. Emulating Joseph Kosuth’s well-known triptychs, we aim to situate the question of architectural form in our time between a series of interpretations that transcend a supposed autonomy as well as a univocal cultural or epistemological origin.
With these objectives in mind, we encourage various types of contributions. We welcome contributions consisting of full scientific articles that examine formal studies in pedagogy and research, critical reflections on the question of form in contemporary architecture, and theoretical and historiographical approaches that assess the formal discourse of architecture. In addition, we are expecting graphic and/or textually reasoned analyses of projects and buildings which suggest innovations in architectural form. Finally, we invite contributions in the form of review articles that critically reassess key literature related to this topic.
Footprint #22 will be published in Spring 2018.
Authors of full articles (6000-8000 words) are requested to submit their contributions to the editors before 1 May, 2017. Full articles will go through a double blind peer-review process. Review articles (2000–4000 words) and reasoned analyses (2000 words, 2 – 5 images) will be selected by the editors on the basis of a short summary (maximum 500 words) which must also be submitted before 1 May, 2017. All authors should include a short bio (300 words) with their submissions. We ask authors to refer to Footprint Author Guidelines, available at footprint.tudelt.nl.
For submissions and inquiries, please contact editors Stavros Kousoulas and Jorge Mejía Hernández at email@example.com.
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