DEFINING ARCHITECTURAL QUALITY
Online Conference on 8–9 and 15–16 October 2022
Call for Contributions
What defines architectural quality? Is it based on physical facts? Do the architect’s intentions and ideas provide the keys to the building’s evaluation? Is it a matter of cultural context? Does it lie in the eye of the beholder? Or is it a combination of all of these?
How do architects, critics or historians define architectural quality? Are there any general methods and theories of architectural quality? Do we need these at all?
Following the International Conference on Architectural Criticism of October 2021, this conference seeks papers that offer definitions of architectural quality.
Abstracts (max. 500 words) should outline a definition of architectural quality, and name two case studies of realized buildings that exemplify the method’s application. Abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection to the conference is based on the acceptance of the abstract. Authors will be invited to speak in one of four sessions together with four selected keynote lecturers during the online conference on 8–9 and 15–16 October 2022, hosted by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura – Universidad de Navarra.
Silvia Arango, Bogotá, Colombia
William J. R. Curtis, Cajarc, France
Mpho Matsipa, Johannesburg, South Africa Rahul Mehrotra, Mumbai, India
Wilfried Wang and José Manuel Pozo Municio, Trenton A. Sexton, João Navarrete
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad de Navarra ETSAUN
The online format of the four-session conference allows for active debate. Presentations will be concentrated to allow for ample discussion time. With the four keynote lectures, there will be a further 12 short papers. The entire conference will be recorded and placed on Youtube. The conference language will be English.
Free registration opens on 2 September via email@example.com
Call for Abstracts 25 April
Deadline for Abstracts 1 July
Notification of Acceptance 29 July
Conference 8–9, 15–16 October
Publication of Papers Spring 2023
Claudia Costa Cabral, U.F. Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre Carlos E. Comas, U.F. Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre Elias Constantopoulos, University of Patras
Manuel Cuadra, Director of CICA, Frankfurt am Main/Lima Fernando Diez, Summa+, U. de Palermo, Buenos Aires Jasna Galjer, University of Zagreb
Hélène Jannière, Université Rennes 2
Li Xiangning, Tongji University, Shanghai
Kevin Low, smallprojects, Kuala Lumpur
Robert McCarter, Washington University, St. Louis Valerio Paolo Mosco, IUAV
Louise Noelle Gras, UNAM, Mexico CdMx
Şengül Öymen Gür, Beykent Üniversitesi, Istanbul
José Manuel Pozo Municio, Pamplona, ETSAUN
Xing Ruan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Jaime Solares Carmona, São Paulo
Paolo Scrivano, Politecnico di Milano
Horacio Torrent, PUC de Chile, Santiago de Chile
Ana Tostões, Instituto Técnico Lisbon
Konstantinos Tsiambaos, NTU Athens
Philippa Tumubweinee, University of Cape Town
Ruth Verde Zein, U. Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo
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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