13th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2021

21-22 October 2021 at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Diversity

The history of human and non-human architecture is a testimony of diversity. In the pre-modern world, the adaptation to local climates and circumstances and the variety of cultures and communities produced a diversity of architectural creativity - a world we have partially lost. At the same time, we are today more conscious than ever about the history of our species and about the global variety and diversity of cultures, minorities and architecture.

Since the 1970s, numerous scopes and concepts of diversity have influenced charters and principles fostering the design of built environments, as well as the protection and valuation of indigenous cultures and minorities. Contemporary and post-contemporary thinking emphasizes the concept of diversity, and it is related to various post-colonial, intersectional and authorized heritage discourse paradigms, which are all tightly connected to architecture. In architecture and elsewhere in social design and sciences, diversity is an enigmatic and politically loaded concept, which needs continuous academic and public contemplation and dissection.

We invite contributions from all relevant academic fields and practice-based disciplines – especially architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture and urban design and planning – to pursue the concept and theme ‘diversity’ from creative, radical and fresh standpoints. The proposed presentation, posters and papers should reflect the theme of diversity with a theoretical/methodological context and connect research or practice to the state of the art of the relevant discipline(s) of the proposed contribution.

Participants in all career stages are warmly welcomed!

Instructions for proposals

The deadline for abstracts has been extended!

Please submit an abstract of 150-200 words by the 10th of August 2021.

More detailed guidelines regarding submissions are available at: https://easychair.org/cfp/atut2021

Venue

To be confirmed (blended conference or entirely online)

Key dates

Abstract deadline: 10 August 2021

Decisions: early September 2021

Registration deadline (speakers): 27 September

Late registration deadline for audience: 19 October 2021

Networking party: 20 October 2021

Symposium: 21–22 October 2021

Deadline for the submission of full papers: 30 November 2021, see instructions

Double-blind peer review process and publishing: After the symposium

Fee

Symposium fee is 200 EUR, 115 EUR for PhD students, and 50 EUR for students.