CFP May 31, 2023

Architecture as Built Criticism (online/Shanghai, 24-15 Oct 23)

online / Tongji University, Shanghai, Oct 14–15, 2023
Deadline: Jul 14, 2023

Jasna Galjer

Call for Contributions for the hybrid International Conference on Architecture as Built Criticism.

Can buildings themselves express criticism? If so, how do they achieve it? To whom is this criticism addressed? How are they legible? How do these criticisms impact society and culture?
How do architects, critics or historians read these forms of criticism?
Following the International Conferences on Architectural Criticism in October 2021, and on Architectural Quality in October 2022, this year's conference seeks papers that offer realized examples of architecture as built criticism.

Abstracts (max. 500 words) should outline a definition of architecture as built criticism, and name one case study. Abstracts should be submitted to

The selection to the conference is in two stages: first, the acceptance of the abstract; second, authors will develop their abstracts into draft papers. Based on these papers, authors will be invited to speak in one of four sessions together with four selected keynote lecturers during the hybrid conference 14–15 October 2022, hosted by the School of Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

As with the first two conferences, the conference papers are intended to be published in book published by Park Books of Zurich.

Keynote Lecturers
Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu, Shanghai
Tosin Oshinowo, Lagos
Al Borde, Quito
Juhani Pallasmaa, Helsinki

Li Xiangning and Wilfried Wang

Tongji University, Shanghai
Conference Format
The hybrid format of the four-session conference allows for active debate between the audience and lecturers. Presentations will be concentrated to allow for ample discussion time. Besides the four keynotes, there will be between 12 to 16 short papers. The entire conference will be recorded and placed on Youtube. The conference language will be English. Registration for free attendance will open on 2 September via

Call for Abstracts 15 May
Deadline for Abstracts 14 July
Notification of Acceptance 04 August
Submission of Draft Papers 28 August
Return of Edited Papers 22 September
Conference 14–15 October
Publication of Papers 2024

Scientific Committee
Elias Constantopoulos, University of Patras
Manuel Cuadra, Director of CICA, Frankfurt am Main/Lima
Fernando Diez, Summa+, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires
Jasna Galjer, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Berna Göl, Yeditepe University, Istanbul
Hélène Jannière, Université Rennes 2
Morten Birk Jørgensen, Royal Academy, Copenhagen
Li Xiangning, Tongji University, Shanghai
Robert McCarter, Washington University, St. Louis
Valerio Paolo Mosco, IUAV, Venice
Louise Noelle Gras, UNAM, Mexico CdMx
Şengül Öymen Gür, Beykent Üniversitesi, Istanbul
José Manuel Pozo Municio, Pamplona, ETSAUN
Xing Ruan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Paolo Scrivano, Politecnico di Milano
Jaime Solares, Escola da Cidade, São Paulo
Ana Tostões, CiTUA-Instituto Técnico Lisbon
Ruth Verde Zein, U. Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo

Supporting Institutions
CICA International Committee of Architectural Critics
Beykent Üniversitesi, Istanbul
Hellenic Institute of Architecture, Athens
Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa
Istituto Universitario Architettura Venezia
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Tongji University, Shanghai
Universidad de Navarra
Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo
IIEs, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima
University of Patras
Washington University, St. Louis

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