CFP Apr 12, 2017

The Tools of the Architect (Delft, 22-24 Nov 2017)

Delft, EAHN Conference, Nov 22–24, 2017
Deadline: Jun 15, 2017

Merlijn Hurx


TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, The Netherlands
22-24 November 2017
Extended deadline: 15 June 2017

We are pleased to announce the EAHN’s fifth thematic conference The Tools of the Architect, to be held at Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut HNI (Delft and Rotterdam, The Netherlands) on 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.
Download the full Call for Papers. Abstracts (of 500 words) can be registered and uploaded on the conference website (deadline 15 May 2017).

Conference Chairs
Tom Avermaete, Delft University of Technology
Merlijn Hurx, Utrecht University

Keynote speakers
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)

Key Dates
• 15 May 2017: Deadline Submission of abstracts
• 15 June 2017: Notification of Acceptance
• 1 September 2017: Full papers

All questions to the conference organisation can be addressed to:

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