Sunday, July 25, 2010

Architecture+Philosophy 2011, Boston University

Architecture+Philosophy 2011
Boston University, Department of Philosophy
Boston, MA
April 9-10, 2011

Thinking about architecture has long been an enterprise of
philosophers and architects alike, but in recent years there has been
a growing divergence between them over terminological and
methodological issues. Philosophers charge architects with mishandling
texts and architects charge philosophers with mishandling buildings.

But there are also other divisions among contemporary architectural
theorists themselves. Some theorists concern themselves with the
human experience, with ethical and poetical questions, and with
sensory and aesthetic explorations of architecture and its
environment. Other theorists are bent on treating architecture as a
form of knowledge that takes shape as a formal and socio-political
practice through tools such as language, algorithms, and diagrams.
Still other theorists see their task as navigating among these
sometimes quite distinct approaches.


Dr. Alberto Pérez-Gómez :: Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the
History of Architecture
McGill University :: School of Architecture

Dr. Karsten Harries :: Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of
Yale University :: Department of Philosophy

Call for Papers

The Boston University Department of Philosophy invites submissions
from professionals and graduate students in philosophy, architecture,
and other related discplines. Topics may be from any point of view,
including the so-called phenomenological and critical, modern and
postmodern, postcritical and projective, and urban and sustainable
approaches to architecture.

The Architecture+Philosophy 2011 conference aims to provide an arena
for careful clarification of current trends in architectural thought.
Send complete papers (3,000-5,000 words) with a 150 word abstract,
formatted for blind review, to by
January 15, 2011.

Please visit for more information and a
pdf of the Call for Papers.

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