Industries of Architecture: relations, process, production


AHRA 2014/ 11th International Architectural Humanities Research Association Conference. 13 – 15 November 2014, Newcastle University, SAPL, and various venues around Newcastle


Deadline abstract: 1 May 2014


Keynote Speakers:

Adrian Forty (UK) / Peggy Deamer (USA) / Aggregate (USA) / Sérgio Ferro (France/Brazil) / Gail Day (UK).



BIM Goes the Architect / Working with Regulation: Creative engagements between architects and Regulation / Retrofit in Practice: What next? / On Site: Observations and conversations on the design and production of the built environment / Risk and Reflexivity: Architecture and the industries of risk-distribution / New Glass Performances and Materials Designed for Purpose.


This 2½  day conference invites architectural theorists, historians, designers  and others to explore the industrial, technical and socio-economic contexts in which building is constituted that are all too often sidelined within the architectural humanities.  Industries of Architecture will also host a number of open-structured debate-oriented workshops with the aim of bringing into the discussion those working in building, technology, law, practice management, construction or in industry together with researchers in the architectural humanities. In addition, the opening night features public screenings of a series of artists’ films that explore the production of architecture, including the work of Harun Farocki and Allan Sekula.


Call for Papers: For detailed information about Industries of Architecture and for the full CFP please go to: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/apl/news/events/documents/IoACFP.pdf   500 word abstracts, including title, and 50 word biog to be sent to IOA@ncl.ac.uk by 1 May 2014.