The Tools of the Architect
TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, The Netherlands
22 – 24 November 2017
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)
HISTORIES IN CONFLICT: CITIES | BUILDINGS | LANDSCAPES
Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem
June 13-15 2017
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.
Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies
Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Serbia
14-17 October 2015
The third thematic conference will focus on the multiple perceptual forms and interpretations of architecture and their entanglements regarding conditions of historicity, notions of geographical belonging, as well as concepts of cultural or political identity.
Belgrade 2015 website.
Chairperson, Themed Conference Committee: Ljiljana Blagojević (Belgrade, Serbia)