Thematic Conferences & Events
In addition to the biennial conference, the EAHN collaborates with institutions across the world to organize smaller, more focused thematic conferences and seminars. These events are intended to raise the international profile of the Network through local collaborations and to promote inclusivity and interdisciplinarity.
The Tools of the Architect
TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, The Netherlands
22 – 24 November 2017
Call for Papers
Architects have for their activities of drawing, writing and building always depended upon the potential of particular tools –ranging from practical instruments such as straight edges, French curves, compasses, rulers and pencils to conceptual tools such as working drawings, collages, photographic surveys, infographics, diagrams, casts and mass models.
As technologies advanced the toolbox of architects has changed and expanded. Today architects have an extraordinary array of sophisticated tools at their disposal but also rely on many of same tools as their 18th and 19th century peers. Working drawings, pencils and tracing paper continue to appear in the designer’s studio while their role and potential is being redefined.
This conference wants to focus on the changing practical and conceptual tools of the architect and their effect on the logos and praxis of architecture.
Tom Avermaete, Delft University of Technology
Merlijn Hurx, Utrecht University
Mari Lending (professor of architectural theory and history, Oslo School of Architecture and Design/ OCCAS: the Oslo Center for Critical Architectural Studies)
Michiel Riedijk (professor at Chair of Public Building, Delft University of Technology/ Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Rotterdam)
- 15 June 2017: Deadline Submission of abstracts
- 15 July 2017: Notification of Acceptance
- 1 September 2017: Full papers
HISTORIES IN CONFLICT: CITIES | BUILDINGS | LANDSCAPES
Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem
June 13-15 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
How can historians account for the predicaments of violence and uneven distributions of power in the built environment, particularly in the face of current worldwide geo-political crises?
At the heart of this conference will be the question of how eruptions of strife shape architectural and urban histories; and reciprocally, how larger architectural and planning processes, along with the histories that register their impact, intervene in the predicament of conflict. The aim of the conference is to bring together different responses to this predicament from both regional architectural and urban historians and worldwide members of the EAHN.