Ardeth #11 – KEY WORDS

Issue 11 of “Ardeth” therefore invites contributors to answer the following questions in particular:

– What does the (sometimes ambiguous) use of key words such as “beautiful”, “sustainable” and “together” mean for design research in order to understand present or future scenarios dominated by uncertainty? Acceptable perspectives can be focused on one word or on several related words.

– Under what conditions can words guiding the project act as authentic key words that shed light on the complexity of meanings, rather than as superficial and contingent slogans, ranging from theoretical research to professional practice and from university teaching to technological innovation? Acceptable perspectives include design epistemology, codification of standards and their application, training and relationships with emerging technologies.

– Under what conditions can projects guided by the uses of key words, such as “beautiful”, “sustainable” and “together”, (also) be research and not (only) practice at both a methodological and applicative level?

– What advantages does the increasing shift from risk scenarios to uncertainty scenarios bring to designers, especially in cases involving one of the key words proposed by the New European Bauhaus?

This call for papers seeks to bring together contributions from the various disciplines involved in architectural design, with the aim of instigating an open discussion on the theme of key words through different kinds of experience and research: concrete design processes, historical-critical studies, theoretical studies and empirical research in the field.

Contributions should be submitted electronically here.

More information about the call and submission requirements can be found here.

Deadline: 5 August 2022

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