The Site of Discourse
Thinking architecture through publication
Lisbon (Portugal), 28–29 September 2015
The Institute of Art History (FCSH/UNL, Lisbon), in partnership with the Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE, Lisbon), is developing the research project The Site of Discurse focused on editorial culture of architectural periodicals during the 20th century, which is supported by the National Foundation for Science and Technology. In the context of the research pproject the group is organising an International Conference entitled The Site of Discourse. Thinking architecture through publication that will take place in Lisbon (Portugal), at the end of September 2015.
Currently, there’s a widespread consensus that architectural magazines have played a fundamental role in consecrating identities and giving rise to new orders of thought on the practice and the representation of architecture. Editing and projecting have thus become so closely linked that it seems reasonable to claim that they share a common ground beyond the contingencies of constructive practice, resting upon a web of both conceptual and professional relationships.
Some authors have been taking periodical publications as important research sources; as well as entities able to reconfigure the theoretical, technical, disciplinary and discursive settings in which they are grounded and the identity of their protagonists.
The international congress The site of discourse will places the architectural magazine in the center of the debate, in order to understand the place that such “printed object” occupies in the definition of the contemporary architectural discourse — in its conceptual, theoretical, graphic, material dimensions. The aim is to reflect on the culture of architectural periodical press in a geographical and chronologically extended context, crossing perspectives from different disciplinary traditions.
More information: http://sitediscourse.org/the-site-of-discourse/
Abstract submission 15 June, 2015
Notification of acceptance of abstract 30 June, 2015
Registration 15 July, 2015
Full paper submission 4 September, 2015
Conference 28–29, September, 2015
After the conference we intend to publish a book. Articles submitted will be subject of a double-blind peer-review process.
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