The aim of Stoà 8 is to carry out a critical reflection on the words used in the teaching of architectural design today, in order to identify a conceptual vocabulary necessary to encompass (and possibly reinvent) the various subject areas of the discipline.
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DISTANT PROXIMITIES | V AEAULP International Seminar on Architecture and Urbanism
The conference seeks to give voice to a ‘language that we all inhabit’ and in which all these thoughts of proximity
and distance, science and vox populi manifest themselves.
Engaging Cosmotechnical Difference in Architecture and Urbanism: Cosmologies, Technologies, Worlds
The editors invite contributions that aim to critically expand the purview of architectural and urban discourse to address the contemporary discussions of technology and plurality.
Contentious Spaces: Uncovering the Hidden Narratives of Socialist Built Heritage
The organizers are looking for proposals investigating the conservation and preservation of modernist heritage as well as proposals examining the historicization of modernist architectural vocabulary in the contemporary era.
HERITAGE CITIES AND DESTRUCTION | Journal of Architectural Design and History
The second issue of the journal JADH is dedicated to the theme of “destruction”, its perceptions, as well as its implications that can be perceived in several fields of architectural heritage as positive and negative at the same time (destruction/construction, absence/loss, memory/oblivion, etc.).
Deep White: Myths, Materialities, and Ideologies of an Ambivalent Colour
The organizers seek to build dialogue among scholars engaged in interdisciplinary art historical research and to foster conversation on how to examine the different, yet entangled stories of white colour.
Contesting dignity in space: between shame, fame and pride
The call for presentations invites scholars from different fields to submit their original works on the contestations of dignity and its expressions in space. This might refer to dimensions like embodiment in politics, questions of ethnicity, moral or religious stance, or socio-economic status, or as expressions in performances of and feelings such as pride, humility or, shame.
International Journal of Islamic Architecture: The Urgency of the Digital
This special issue encourages contributions that address the urgent promises and risks that digital infrastructures, tools, and approaches hold. The editors invite paper proposals that employ a wide spectrum of approaches, including but not limited to spatial mapping, social network analysis, distant reading, photogrammetry, 3D printing, virtual reality and augmented reality simulators, humanities gaming, and electronic publishing, among other topics addressing contexts in or involving the Islamic world.
Workshop: Perspectives on Uses and Users in the History of Office Buildings
The two-day workshop will take place at the Belval campus of the University of Luxembourg and aims to deconstruct the managerial and
architectural determinants of the 20th-century office buildings.
8th International Conference on Contemporary Religious Architecture: The Client
The conference brings to the forefront the figure of the client – the principal, the person or entity that inspires, promotes or commissions a work of architecture – highlighting his or her relationship with the architect in a particular building.
Symposium of Urban Design History and Theory
SUDHT is intended as a worldwide forum with an expansive interest in the past.
Architecture for Education (1914-1975): A Permanent Need
The School of Architecture of the University of Navarra is the venue for the International Conference on the History of Modern Architecture. The meeting has been held every two years since its creation in 1998.