Call for Papers: 2020 Architecture & Film Symposium, of Movement. Cincinnati, 26-27 September 2020
University of Cincinnati, School of Architecture & Interior Design
Film is a dynamic representational medium offering the ability to collapse time and compose visual narratives frame-by-frame. Like cinematography, architecture engages spaces within the view frame as well as the ambient effects of spaces beyond. In both practices, time may be translated into measures of movement and occupancies of space. Apart from architecture informing scenography and cities serving as backdrops for moving images, film discourses have actively participated in shaping and critiquing the built environment. And while architecture and design may not necessarily be central themes in a film, their latent influences inform cinematic processes of thinking and making.
In his book, The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema, Juhani Pallasmaa explores the shared experiential territory of architecture and cinema through existential space. Building upon the analogous relationship between cinematic processes and built form, the 2020 Architecture & Film Symposium, of movement, explores ideas that intersect at the development of concept, context, and making in the overlapping domains film and architecture. Hosted by the School of Architecture & Interior Design, at the University of Cincinnati, the symposium adopts cinematic representations of the built environment as a cultural lens for interdisciplinary theoretical debate. It exploits the filmic capacity to produce virtual spatial experiences as a form
of design experimentation. By focusing on actions of joining form and space with materiality, of movement will investigate shared conditions at the scale of buildings, interior spaces, and the city.
Authors can contribute using different formats (papers, poster, moving image/film, Pecha Kucha) by sending their proposal by 7 June 2020. Please see the full call for papers for the submission requirements and guidelines.