Architecture Connects is an international conference on architectural education and research that collaborates with people in real world contexts. This includes any external collaboration that engages academics and students in learning, practice or research in order to create new knowledge. These strategies are often inter-disciplinary, innovative, and subject to the change occurring in the world around them. This means that they are complex and closely connected to the society where they take place. The conference encourages multi-disciplinary participants and offers them opportunities to disseminate their work to a variety of audiences: multi-disciplinary panels, academic paper presentations; expertise-sharing workshops; online and physical exhibitions of project case studies and films. The conference welcomes a diversity of contributions from established and early career researchers; teachers; students; practitioners; co-professionals; collaborators and experts from other fields.
inter-disciplinary projects in external contexts; collaboration with external organisations, non-academic partners or local communities; live projects; design build education; public interest design; stakeholder engagement; field work; research-based education; practice-based learning; and participatory design practices.
Inter-disciplinary contributions welcomed including related fields such as:
building performance and technology; development and emergency practice; art practice; regeneration; digital craft; anthropology; sustainability; activism; pedagogy; sociology; professional practice; wellbeing; culture and heritage; related design fields; construction industry; social entrepreneurship.
Call for work that addresses one or more of the conference themes:
– Papers (3,000 – 6,000 words)
– Workshop proposals (500-1,000 word description)
– Case Studies for the Exhibition (500-1,000 word project description plus 3 images)
– Films for the Exhibition (500-1,000 word project description plus 2-3 minute film)
Submission and Notification Schedule:
20 February 2017 – Deadline for abstract submission for Papers and Workshop proposals.
10 April 2017 – Feedback on abstracts sent to potential contributors.
8 May 2017 – Deadline for revised abstracts.
5 June 2017 – Notification of acceptance for Papers and Workshops.
3 July 2017 – Deadline for Case Study and Film submission. Also for Full Papers where author wishes to join the Peer Review Track in the Proceedings.
7 August 2017 – Deadline for submission of Full Papers (non-Peer Reviewed Track), Workshop descriptions and for Registration for participants who wish to be included in the conference proceedings.
Notification of acceptance for Case Studies and Films.
6 September 2017 – Publication of online Conference Proceedings. Conference launch.