Submission deadline:

December 11, 2023

The Churches and the City

March 7-8, 2024
Sixty years after the Second Vatican Council Vatican, the call is devoted to scrutinizing the future of the relationship between churches and cities, considering the radical changes in social structure, the acceleration of secularized society towards a post-secularized one, and the definitive distinction between civil and religious communities, and between religion and Christianity: what form, role and model for new churches (and especially parish centers) in the cities of today and tomorrow? The idea of the parish complex needs not only a revision of its spatial conformation but also of its legal and management model, to allow for a different organization and an effective and substantial new distribution of responsibilities. This initiative proposes a critical review of the figure and role of parish complexes to an update on the spatial articulation, management and planning models for parish complexes suited to the conditions of contemporary cities.

To find out more about the conference and to discover its program, the organizers invite you to visit the website.

The conference will be held in Bologna, on March 7-8, 2024
Researchers, scholars and professors in architecture, urbanism, theology, sociology, and anthropology are invited to apply for the conference.

For applying to the conference, please send to the following materials:
– a world file with an abstract of 400 words maximum plus main bibliography,
– a world file with your brief CV, in no more than 200 words

Abstract selection will follow blind peer review processes.
The conference fee will be waived for those whose abstracts will be accepted.

Full papers will be asked after the conference. A selection of the most significant works (still selected with a blind peer review process) will be published on in_bo. Ricerche e progetti per il territorio, la città e l’architettura. The publication of the volume will be free of charge for all admitted authors and it is expected by February 2025

December 11th, 2023 | Deadline for abstract submission
January 15th, 2024 | Notification of abstract acceptance or refusal
January 29th, 2024 | Submission of revised abstract and conference registration
March 7-8th, 2024 | Conference in Bologna
May 27th, 2024 | Deadline for full paper submission
July 22nd, 2024 | Notification of full papers acceptance
February 2025 | Publication of the volume

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