Conference: ARCHTHEO ’14 / IV, Theory of Architecture

Dates: 6 - 8 November 2014

Website: http://www.archtheoconference.net/

Where: Istanbul, Turkey

Venue: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

The full papers are going to be published in the proceedings book with an ISBN number, and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the “Thomson and Reuters Web of Science’s Conference Proceedings Citation Index” (CPCI).

Enquiries: info@archtheoconference.net
Sponsored by: DAKAM

THEMES
TRACK 01: ARCHITECTURE AND WRITING

Historiography
– Discussions of History of Architecture
– Architectural Criticism, Critical Theory and ‘Critical Architecture’
– Essential Texts on Architectural Theory
– Architect as Author: Texts by the architects

Commenting on Space
– Multidisciplinary Studies on architecture
– A structural relationship between architecture and text
– Traveling, dairies and urban space
– Philosophy and architecture

Book and architecture
– History of architectural publishing
– Book and architecture: Architectural Writing
– Case studies on terminology and points of view

– Definition and concepts by architectural movements or periods

Fiction and Architecture
– Imagery Places
– Fictional Spaces
– Utopia and Dystopia Remembered
– Rhetoric, metaphors and architecture

TRACK 02: ARCHITECTURE AND CRITICAL APPROACHES

– Design as a Critical Tool
– Architectural History as Critical Practice
– Critical Theory and Space
– Ideology and Architecture
– Architecture and Capitalism
– Reformism and Radicalism
– Architecture and political art
– Controversies, counterparts and confrontations in architecture
(This track is connected to the Critical Approaches Research Direction of DAKAM)

TRACK 03: EVERYDAY LIFE AND SPACE

– Everyday life, ideology and culture
– Phenomenology and architecture
– Anthropology, locality and ‘low’ architecture
– Body, movement and space
– Perception, feeling and space
– Metaphors, symbols and people
– Lives of Buildings
– Public and private life
– Objects and interiors
– The problem of scale in architecture
– Buildings, urban life and environment
(This track is connected to the Everyday Life Research Direction of DAKAM)

TRACK 04: LIVING AND ARCHITECTURE / SEQUAL TO ‘HOUSE AND HOME’ DISCUSSIONS

Historical Perspectives
– The history of home and house
– House design in the 21th century
– Interior design and home
– House in the 20th century
– Architectural movements and house
– Houses of the Architects
– The “Genius Loci” of House
– History of individual spaces and modernity

Social Perspectives
– Politics and House
– Representation of space in the fictional narration and fictional places
– House from the perspective of social sciences (sociology, anthropology etc.)
– Advertisement, fashion and home
– City Planning and daily life
– Social media and living in the digital space
– Physiological perspectives to the house
– House and Architectural Education
– Ideological and historical dimensions of architectural communication and representation of house (drawings, models, diagrams, digital design techniques etc.)

Theoretical Perspectives – Definitions and role of “House” as a theoretical discussion
– Daily life and architecture
– Philosophical approaches about house/dwelling
– Definitions of house/home
– Theory of the house: Manifests
– Architectural criticism on housing and house

TRACK 05: AUTONOMY AND ARCHITECTURE / SEQUAL TO ‘CREATIVITY, AUTONOMY, FUNCTION’ DISCUSSIONS

Creativity
– Artistic creativity and models of creative process
– Creativity in history of art and architecture
– Modern architecture as a new way of producing space
– Post modernism and architect’s new role
– Alternative ways of designing and constructing
– Subjective and objective values of creativity
– Space as a composition
– Space as a perceived object

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