ARCC 2019 International Conference
Future Praxis: Applied Research as a Bridge Between Theory and Practice

May 29-June 1, 2019  I  Toronto, Canada

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Hosted by Ryerson University
Conference Chair: Yew-Thong Leong, Department of Architectural Science

With sponsorship support from the AIA and Velux


Conference Theme

In the world of increasing complexity and competing ideas, approaches, resources and techniques, how does architecture mediate these tensions?  What is the role of academics and researchers in developing research outcomes that are meaningful and measurable?  What is the role of practicing designers (architects, engineers and scientists) in developing an applied research agenda in architecture?

The ARCC 2019 International Conference in Toronto wishes to explore applied or practice-based research in architecture.

RMIT professor Laurene Vaughan’s 2017 book, “Practice-based Design Research”, argued for the validity and importance of practice-based design research.  In the same book, Cameron Tonkinwise of Carnegie Mellon University apologized for practice-based design’s “defensive insularity as it tried to shore up its epistemological claims throughout the 2000s”.   He concludes that applied or practice-based design research, today, has a valid and important status as a discipline:  “This means that the practice of expert designing involves precisely the sorts of meta-cognitive, processual knowledges that characterize a discipline.

ARCC 2019 seeks the identification, definition, positioning, defense and formalization of applied research as a bridge between theory and practice in the future praxis of architecture.

Important Dates + Deadlines

Monday, 08/21/18             Call for submission issued
Monday, 10/22/18             Deadline for submitting abstracts for full papers and posters
Monday, 11/12/18             Preliminary confirmation of accepted abstracts for full papers and posters
Monday, 01/21/19             Deadline for plenary session and PhD workshop submissions
Monday, 01/21/19             Deadline for full papers submissions
Monday, 02/18/19             Acceptance confirmation for full papers, plenary session, and PhD workshop
Monday, 03/18/19             Deadline for submission of final papers, and posters


Direct Inquires to:
Adil Sharag-Eldin