ATUT 2024

Join for the 16th annual symposium of architectural research

This year the conference invites participants to discuss the theme Regenerative Futures: Architecture at the crossroads of Transformations

Architecture is a vital catalyst for societal transformations. It has always been, and continues to be, a visionary field that explores alternative paths for building better, happier, and healthier futures. Currently, in the face of multiple simultaneous crises and unprecedented challenges, architects stand at the crossroads of possible futures, grappling with issues ranging from climate change to social inequality. Recently, the field of architecture has questioned its longstanding tradition of being human-centered to explore the inclusion of non-humans as the naturally unfolding stakeholders of built environment. Within this frame, architecture expands its conceptual, methodological, and professional foundations to navigate towards regenerative futures that promote coexistence, sustainability, resilience and holistic wellbeing on Earth.

This year’s conference theme recognizes the pivotal moment at which architecture finds itself at the intersection of crisis and opportunity for transformative change. Futures refer to several possible, probable, and improbable ones. The theme acknowledges the pressing need for innovative responses to the existential challenges facing humanity while embracing the transformative potential of architecture to lead the way towards a more equitable, resilient, and regenerative world for all.

We welcome submissions from fields related to the conference theme, with a focus on architecture, design, planning, and/or the built environment.

Abstract submission deadline has been extended! The new deadline is on Thursday 8th of August. Abstracts are accepted in both English and Finnish. Presentations can also be given in either of these languages. For the complete call for contributions, click here.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    THU 06.06.2024
    THU 08.08.2024
  • Notification on abstract decision:
    THU 27.06.2024
    TUE 27.08.2024
  • Registration opens:
    TUE 27.08.2024
  • Early bird registration closes:
    THU 12.09.2024
  • Registration closes:
    THU 21.10.2024
  • Submission of draft paper/presentation/poster:
    THU 31.10.2024
  • ATUT2024 event:
    THU-FRI 7-8.11.2024