Issued by Architectural Studies research group - Axis: Strong Relations CEAA | Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo [Arnaldo Araújo Research Center] of Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Portugal in collaboration with University Rennes 2, France
In August 1956, Jose Luis Sert opened the Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM 10), held in Dubrovnik, by reading the well-known message of Le Corbusier in which he justified his absence by claiming the existence of a generational tension. Indeed, the doctrinarian values of modernism — such as functionalism, scientific progress, and rational social planning — that once drove the congress were challenged by a group of young architects and resulted in the emergence of new perspectives. Yet, this “generation” was far beyond from being a homogeneous group both in conceptual and geographical terms.
In Portugal, immediately after that moment, the magazine Arquitectura completely redefined its editorial structure, starting a new edition in early 1957. Gathering a young group of architects, art historians, and critics of art and cinema, this magazine furthered the questions launched at CIAM, thus debating the duties and role of the critic, and scrutinizing the “strong relation” (Vieira de Almeida, 2012) between theory, criticism, history and architectural design.
Some of the actors and the narratives they shaped in this moment of change are widely known in architectural studies. However, the distinct manner of intellectual appropriation and critical reception of this debate in a transnational perspective is a matter that should be re-examined. How was the debate reabsorbed by architectural criticism in different geographical areas? What was its actual impact on the mechanisms of mediation as well as on the profile of the agents of criticism?
This symposium intends to address these questions. The aim is to examine, in a comparative view, the ways in which the same debate was received, discussed and disseminated in different regions, on one hand; and to understand how this moment contributed to a rethinking of the relation between architectural practice and critical production, on the other.
We welcome papers that offer new insights on the topic by exploring themes such as: the circulation of ideas and the contribution of different regions to the 1960s and 1970s architectural culture; the relation between architecture and political engagement; the interaction between theoretical-critical production and architectural design; the mechanisms and strategies of dissemination (journals, books, manifestos, movies, documentaries, etc.); the introduction of concepts from other fields of knowledge and the inclusion of social sciences in architecture writing; the critical analyses of the historiography produced on the period.
We welcome proposals for 20-minute presentations in English, which should include:
Title of the proposal Applicant’s identification (name, institution, country, position and email) Abstract (up to 300 words) Short curriculum vitae (up to 100 words) Proposals must be sent in Word (.doc format) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for abstract submission – October 12, 2018 (deadline extensión) Notification of acceptance of abstract – November 5, 2018 (deadline extensión) Deadline for full paper submission – January 7, 2019 Papers review – February 11, 2019 Final full paper submission - March 18, 2019 Deadline for Registration – March 18, 2019 Conference – April 11-13, 2019
Conference Registration Fees: Early registration - until January 7 - 170 euros Late registration - until March 18 - 220 euros The conference fees will include 2 lunches, 1 cocktail dinner, coffee breaks and seminar package with a book of abstracts and on line publication of proceedings.
Publication of the Proceedings:
Conference proceedings (with ISBN) will be published on line, under in RCAAP - Repositórios Científicos de Acesso Aberto de Portugal [Open Access Scientific Repositories of Portugal], with link to CEAA webpage. Only peer reviewed accepted papers will be published.
The guidelines for full paper are available in the conference site. To make it easier for authors the document for author guidelines may be used as a template. It is crucially important to know that only papers formatted according to the guidelines can be accepted for publication. The other condition for publication is that at least one author of the paper is registered for the conference. Selected papers can be later invited to publish in a edited book.
Additionally, a signed “copyright license agreement” form - Creative Commons 4.0 Internacional licence (CC-BY) - must be sent at the same time of the full paper submission.