rita_ is an indexed journal of academic texts that publishes articles, essays and critical reviews, related to the project, theory and practice of architecture from its widest spectrum of action and thought.
The editors of sITA are hopeful that Jean-Louis Cohen’s generosity, humanity, and essential optimism will be suitably honoured by our discreet attempt to further some of the questions he raised.
Topics may range from landscape, urban design and architecture to materials and building systems. Qualitative approaches are expected, taking into account the impact on the perceived comfort of spaces resulting from factors such as the active posture of the user, the thermal sensitivity of different cultures, clothing, the physical properties of materials, specific microclimates, cultural habits, regional economies, material availability, and specific labour, among others.
This conference proposes to examine the challenges, contradictions, and aporias inherent in progressive architectural practice and teaching within and against capitalism, tracing its trajectory since the mid-nineteenth century.
One hundred years after his birth, the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence aims to celebrate Giovanni Klaus Koenig by promoting an international symposium that discusses his figure and work through original contributions by scholars belonging to different disciplines, at whatever stage of their careers.
The editors are delighted to extend an invitation to scholars interested in contributing a short essay on the topic of Adaptive Reuse in Architecture. Selected submissions will be included as entries in a “glossary” featured within a pioneering book that aims to explore diverse theoretical approaches.
Women influenced the global dissemination of modern architecture and design through a range of entrepreneurial roles. Proposals are invited for papers that address these too often overlooked activities.
The environmental approach encompasses everything from the smallest and most specific to the broadest and most generic, and in its ambition to embrace architecture at large, it also covers the city, which is as much a powerful economic, political, and social construct as it is a complex network of ecosystems: the quintessential environmental invention of humans.
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.
You are kindly invited to participate in the third edition of the symposium dedicated to the practice of exhibiting art, architecture, and design in Slovenia.
Greek architect Dimitris Pikionis designed the archaeological site in Philopappou Hill in Athens between 1954 and 1958. The general idea of the design was laid out by marking paths and selecting a series of points related to orientation and views. Arranged according...
For the EAHN 2024, the Focus Group Building Word Image wants to continue its ongoing thematic discussion on ‘Mediatising the Domestic’ by focussing on untold and original material histories of home objects through modern and contemporary media. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers, spanning the last three centuries and including a global geographical scope.