ARCC/EAAE 2014 International Architectural Research Conference – Call for Abstracts

February 12 -15, 2014
University of Hawai’i at Manoa

ARCC/EAAE 2014 International Conference
Our increased awareness of the multiplicity of the deep and broad connections  between mental, physical and metaphysical constructs leads us to rethink the autonomy and insularity of disciplinary structure.

Considering that the formation, naming development, and institutionalization of disciplines have, and have had, pragmatic, political and instrumental purposes, it now appears that such applications are also limiting in a world demanding more
interconnectivities and transactions.

In the conference, we investigate: why is a new transformed structure of thinking and practice emerging now? What forms should a restructured knowledge and praxis take in the re-disciplining of architecture? What benefits might arise from
such new constellations of thought and action? What might we lose, or forget? What is the impact for the future profession and body of architecture?

1. Re-Disciplining: The Rise, Fall and Reformation of the Disciplines. History, Theory, Historiography, and Future Studies
2. Structures of Intersections: Reorientations of Identities and Alliances. Global, Local, Geographic, Ethnic, and Disciplinary
3. Methods: Agents of Change in Changing Paradigms. Scientific, Technological, Strategic, Intuitive, and Pragmatic.
4. Ends: The Dystopia in Utopia and the Final Cause. Forces, Causality, Ideology, Values, Myth
5. Scramble: Knowing, Structuring, Configuring, Processing, Assembling, Consuming

Abstract are due by June 10, 2013. Abstract submission opens on April 22, 2013.

Flyer for the 2014 ARCC/EAAE Research Conference