October 15, 2021

The Power of Sources in Architecture Research and Practice

8th Forum Architekturwissenschaft, 9-11 March 2022, Berlin

Access to sources, knowledge, and information is going through fundamental changes as globalisation and digitalisation evolve. The same changes apply to the process of gaining new academic insights. As the amount of sources increases (as well as their diversity and general distribution), there are still fundamental differences in accessibility, depending on one’s geographic and economic position. What role do economic and social factors play in a researcher’s possibility to visit an archive, or simply to make due with a curated and digitalised selection of sources? In this call for papers, matters of usage, reception, archivisation, and hierarchical structure of sources are questioned. This also applies to architecture as a globalised and digitalised academic discipline and practice – an issue that architecture must address. The 8th Forum of Architectural Science will examine the power of sources in four thematic aspects: Agency and Politics, Canon and Episteme, Materiality and Mediality, and Reception and Production.

Organizers are looking forward to receive abstracts in German or English (max. 2.500 characters incl. spacing) for lectures (20 min), which comment on the topics outlined above. Please also send a short CV (max. 500 characters) not later than 15 October 2021 to: forum8@architekturwissenschaft.net

The notification of the acceptance of the contributions will take place beginning of November 2021. Organizers kindly ask you to send a draft paper by March 1, 2022, which can be shared among the fellow presenters in advance. A publication is planned.

More information can be found via the full call for papers and on the program website.

Share this post

News from the field

The View from the Car: Autopia as a New Perceptual Regime

Exhibition at the Baubibliothek of ETH Zurich from 15 September to 15 October 2021 The exhibition aims to render explicit the impact of the car on the way we perceive architecture and the city. The view from the car changed architecture fundamentally. Despite the fact...