Call for Papers: Architekturwissenschaft – From Suffix to Agenda. Cottbus, 14-16 November 2018

Forum Architekturwissenschaft is an initiative of the Netzwerk Architekturwissenschaft (www.architekturwissenschaft.net). As a platform for scientific exchange and networking, it regularly addresses relevant topics in architectural science. In doing so, it wants to promote the reflection on architecture beyond disciplinary boundaries and bring different research practices and methods into dialogue.

Since its founding in 2010, the Netzwerk Architekturwissenschaft has been gathering very different people working on architecture, its objects and methods through the suffix -“wissenschaft”. (The German noun “Wissenschaft” hardly translates into “science” and we intentionally do not translate it, as it neither refers exclusively to the humanities nor the sciences). To establish a concept is one thing, but what exactly is meant by “Architekturwissenschaft”? Is it at the same time naming, description and task? First of all, this is the promise of a systematic, methodically-reflected approach to the making-of and thinking-about architecture. However, against the background of the peculiarity of the subject, namely the irreducible variety of perspectives that it comprises, it may seem neither possible nor reasonable to assume a uniform methodology of Architekturwissenschaft. Nevertheless, one has to ask: what actually constitutes the knowledge and scientific concepts of Architekturwissenschaft?

The full call for papers with further information about this initiative can be accessed here.

Please send abstracts in German or English (max. 2.500 characters incl. spacing) for lectures (max. 20 min). Please also send a short CV (max. 500 characters) not later than 1 June 2018 to: forum2018@architekturwissenschaft.net

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