Submission deadline:

April 15, 2024

Clara 11: The Ethics of Detailing

This 11th issue of Clara architecture journal focuses on contemporary detailing practices and their ethical implications. While the notion of ethics can refer to some kind of moralism, placing God—or conversely the devil— in the details, its definition also links it to action. In fact, ethics is defined as “the science that deals with the regulating principles of action”. Yet, in the production of architectural detail, the one who regulates action is rarely the one who executes it. Thus, by examining detail through the lens of ethics, this issue invites contributions that might help deconstruct the separation between design and construction.

Track 1. Ethics of Relations, Empowerment and Collective Practices

Track 2. Ethics of Frugality and Long-Term Environmental and Architectural Perspectives

Track 3. Ethics of Reversibility, Digitalization, and the Disappearance of Detail

Proposals for contributions should be submitted to by the 15th of April 2024 (single PDF file as attachment). Proposals may be submitted in English or in French.

More information can be found in the full call for papers here in English and here in French.

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