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/

 

 

Deadlines

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

 

Further Publication

After the conference we intend to publish a book. Articles submitted will be subject of a double-blind peer-review process.

 

More information:

http://sitediscourse.org/the-site-of-discourse/

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