CFP May 7, 2015

Thinking architecture through publication (Lisbon, 28-29 Sep 2015)

Lisbon, Sep 28–29, 2015
Deadline: Jun 5, 2015

Pedro Castelo

Site of Discourse - Thinking architecture through publication

The Site of Discourse research project [PTDC/CPC-HAT/4894/2012]

Host Institution
IHA Instituto de História da Arte / FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Participant Institution
Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território

Currently, there’s a widespread consensus that architectural magazines have played a fundamental role in consecrating identities and giving rise to new orders of thought on the practice and the representation of architecture. Editing and projecting have thus become so closely linked that it seems reasonable to claim that they share a common ground beyond the contingencies of constructive practice, resting upon a web of both conceptual and professional relationships.

Some authors have been taking periodical publications as important research sources; as well as entities able to reconfigure the theoretical, technical, disciplinary and discursive settings in which they are grounded and the identity of their protagonists.

The international congress The site of discourse will place the architectural magazine in the center of the debate, in order to understand the place that such “printed object” occupies in the definition of the contemporary architectural discourse — in its conceptual, theoretical, graphic, material dimensions. The aim is to reflect on the culture of architectural periodical press in a geographical and chronologically extended context, crossing perspectives from different disciplinary traditions, taken the following topics as starting points:

Panel 1
Dissemination and Reception: Practices and Theories.

Panel 2
Autochthonous, tropical and modern: architectural periodicals looking beyond Europe

Panel 3
Case Studies: Theory and Practice

Panel 4
Discourse and discipline

Panel 5
Discourse and Ideology

Panel 6
Social composition of architectural criticism

Panel 7
Relations between Architecture, Design and Visual Culture

Panel 8
The housing issue in architectural periodicals

We invite the submission of 300 words abstracts in the form provided in the Submission page of the conference website:

Abstract submission
5 June, 2015
Notification of acceptance of abstract
15 June, 2015
15 July, 2015
Full paper submission
4 September, 2015
28–29, September, 2015

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