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The aim of the symposium is to give an overview of the current state of research on Erik Gunnar Asplund.
The new Ph.D. program HabiT (Habitat in Transition) is designed to create an interdisciplinary, innovative and collaborative training and research context specifically for teachers and students to address contemporary and complex challenges related to the critical issues of Sustainable Transition (environment, welfare, living space).
The symposium tackles some critical questions, which are at the core of practice: How do architects build a frame of reference? Which are the under-acknowledged and (un)common precedents that inspire architectural design in terms of diversity, culture and socio-political contexts? Is there potential in seeking architectural precedents in adjacent disciplines such as literature, music, the culinary, visual, and performing arts, and beyond?
The ARDETH issue promotes the conceptual framework of “energy land- scapes” to question energy as cheap, abundant, and at the disposal of urban development. It critically examines concepts and methods for shaping future energy landscapes.
The journal is a scholarly periodical that aims to publish essays on topics related to all that pertains to Vitruvius and his work, the De Architectura, the only treatise on architecture that has come down to us complete from antiquity.
Architectural design pedagogy, in contrast to other pedagogies, draws from both theories and practices, contingencies, and immanences. What critical issues might arise for those involved in teaching, studying, and contributing to architectural design pedagogy, ultimately qualifying as central themes meriting in-depth exploration through the construction of a monographic issue of the journal, focused on pedagogical tools for architectural design teaching?
With a view to developing and disseminating the teachings of Bruno Zevi and his method of critical and historical inquiry, The Bruno Zevi Foundation annually holds an international competition to award a prize for a historical-critical essay offering an original...
While this session first and foremost explores ways to capture dynamism in historiography, it equally calls attention to the challenges that come with “crossing”: the necessity to combine multiple sources, the ever-present need to open counter-archives, and how to account for the hierarchies embedded in crossed histories.
The “Professional Worlds” of Architectural Ornament: Actors and Practices from the 18th Century to the Present Day
Despite their common dynamism, these two fields of study–the history of ornament and the history of professions related to architecture –have so far rarely been connected to one another. The ambition of this colloquium is therefore to foster such a dialogue, to move towards a better understanding of the ‘professional worlds’ of ornament.
Architecture and Urban Planning in Post-Independence Morocco: Tracing Actor Trajectories and Knowledge Circulation
Rabat, February 20, 2024 The inaugural session of RHAM, Research Network on the History of Architecture in Morocco, 20th-21st Centuries (Réseau de recherche sur l'histoire de l'architecture au Maroc aux XXe-XXIe siècles, https://rham.hypotheses.org/), marks the...
With contributions across a range of disciplines, this thematic dossier puts forward the hypothesis
that technology today represents a space of differentiation and a place for negotiating plural and
conflicting interests, with a direct impact on material production, the organisation of work and
labour, and the definition of space.
This panel invites papers that investigate a ‘moving beyond’ ocularcentric perceptions of architecture within Britain.