Call for Papers: Architectural Theory Review 23:1, The Architecture Exhibition as Environment

A special issue of Architectural Theory Review, edited by Alexandra Brown & Lea-Catherine Szacka

This issue of Architectural Theory Review seeks to discuss the often overlooked and yet productive negotiations and tensions embedded in the postmodern and contemporary architecture exhibition as form of production. Specifically reflecting on the conflation of the architecture exhibition with environments, to what extent can the productive and problematic aspects of display be considered either as distinct from, or as extensions of, those encountered within the art exhibition? In which ways does the architecture exhibition, considered thus, challenge more traditional and unidirectional curator-artist relationships and outcomes? How might the notion of environment (as media, physical settings or systems) in relation to architecture be used a lens through which to understand new forms of exhibition making?

The editors are particularly interested in papers reflecting on the conceptualisation and curation of architecture exhibitions, as well as other kinds of exhibitions in which architecture or architectural (or environmental) thinking may be at stake, from the middle of the twentieth century onwards. The editors also welcome papers addressing biennial and/or triennial exhibitions as forms of display that particularly challenge the temporality of the exhibition as a singular event.

The full call for papers with the special issue synopsis can be accessed here.

Full papers may be submitted to the ATR Manuscript Central site by 1 June 2018. Instructions for authors may be found here.

Informal inquiries may be made to alexandra.j.brown@sydney.edu.au or lea-catherine.szacka@manchester.ac.uk

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