Submission deadline:

April 10, 2024

A Question of Time. In Search of Temporal Strategies for an Architecture of Transition

September 26-27 2024

French title: “Temps / contretemps. What temporal strategies for an architecture of transition?”

Date of submission of abstracts: 10th of April 2024

Date of the conference : 26th and 27th of September 2024

Place of Conference: Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, 1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre, 75016, Paris, France.


In architecture, space occupies a central place; sometimes to the detriment of time, which is too often neglected, even though it is a key factor for thinking about ecological, social and economic transition. Given the urgency of climate change, this symposium puts the question of time at the heart of the debate, as an essential element of architectural, urban, and territorial projects. Reconsidering our discipline through the factor of time will enable us to reconsider architecture in relation to the temporal dynamics in which it is embedded, offering an indispensable condition for modifying its circumstances and mechanisms.

Rethinking our disciplines in terms of time and not just space is a challenge that concerns all scales (buildings, cities, landscapes, territories). The magnitude of the challenge calls for openness to other disciplines: history, the arts, philosophy, economics, literature, sociology, and anthropology. Given the scale of the problem, don’t we need to look at things from different angles, and fundamentally reconsider the way in which time shapes space?

Topics: Acceleration / deceleration

Two submission categories: texts / drawings, videos

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