Education, Design and Practice – Understanding skills in a Complex World

PLACE: Stevens Institute of Technology, New York / New Jersey

DATES: 17-19 June 2019

ABSTRACTS: 01 Dec 2018 (Round One)


This unique conference is interested in how we prepare the next generation of professionals to manage, design and construct the built environment.  A specific urban design strand has been established.  It seeks papers on:

Education and Pedagogy | Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape |  Construction and Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology and AMPS

Pre-recorded video (via special YouTube Channel) 

Other formats: Skype |  Conference Presentations |  Written Papers

The conference forms part of PARADE, a collaboration between Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Intellect Books, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vernon Press, Libri Publishing.

More details:

The Landscape and Architecture of British Post-War Infrastructure

communications mastA one-day conference at the Manchester School of Architecture
15th February 2019

Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Keynote Speaker: Elain Harwood (Historic England)

Infrastructure is popularly conceived as a form of material production assigned to technological advancement. However, it is not exclusively a techno-centric endeavour, it is constituted by built artefacts designed through collaboration by those with more than simply an interest in its engineering. Infrastructure has the capacity to reveal much about the society in which it was produced – the political economy of infrastructure; the socio-cultural effects of infrastructure; the formal and visual impact of infrastructure and attitudes to its celebration or containment. Continue reading

Society for the Architectural Historians of Great Britain Symposium: Call for Papers

The Society for the Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) is issuing a call for papers for its 2019 symposium around the theme of ‘architecture and light’. This symposium will coincide with two exhibitions at Sir John Soane’s Museum: one on ‘Soane and Light’ and another – as yet untitled – with a leading contemporary light artist. Thereby the theme of papers should focus on the presence, use and meaning of light in architectural design across all periods and styles. The Symposium is taking place on Saturday 22 June 2019 in London. Papers should be 20 minutes in length and should be illustrated by PowerPoint, with speakers prepared to take questions at the end. Find out more about how to submit here.

Call for Papers: iDOC 2019 International Design Out Crime and CPTED Conference, New Directions in CPTED

Call for Papers

iDOC 2019 International Design Out Crime and CPTED Conference, New Directions in CPTED
13-15 Feb 2019 

It is a pleasure to invite you to iDOC 2019 The conference is organized by the Design Out Crime and CPTED Centre, the Sellenger Centre, ECU and the International CPTED Association. It will take place at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA on 13-15 February 2019.
iDOC 2019 is the 10th anniversary of the inaugural iDOC 2009 International Design Out Crime and CPTED Conference. The timing of iDOC 2019 is at a time of very rapid change and expansion in CPTED and Design Out Crime particularly improved access to detailed crime statistics and new technologies of surveillance, access control and social control; awareness of potential for adverse consequences of CPTED; the extension of CPTED into counter-terrorism; radical new kinds of analyses of CPTED in health, gender, equity, indigeneity, etc; and the professionalisation of CPTD in terms of training, certification and standard processes. In parallel, iDOC 2019 supports the recent focus worldwide on developing CPTED for night time economies

The themes of iDOC 2019 will be New Directions in CPTED and Night Time Economies and CPTED.

Topics of interest

  • Night time economy CPTED
  • Crime data and evidence-based CPTED
  • New technology CPTED (e.g. face recognition, virtual following, 360deg 24/7 surveillance, biometric access control, drones…)
  • Risk vs threat in CPTED
  • Counter terrorism and Crowded Places CPTED
  • Event CPTED
  • CPTED and gender
  • Social equity issues and CPTED
  • CPTED and health
  • CPTED and social control
  • CPTED and privacy
  • Legal and financial liabilities from CPTED
  • CPTED and economic development
  • CPTED, young people and public space
  • CPTED across the life of building developments
  • Dark side of CPTED (adverse consequences)
  • Occupational Health and Safety and CPTED
  • Professional CPTED practices, training and standard processes

We welcome four types of submissions:

  1. Academic papers (double peer reviewed) on research, theory and systematic reviews
  2. Tales from the field describing new problems and experiences, lessons learned and practical findings.
  3. Specialist topic sessions (15 minutes + 10 min discussion)
  4. Workshops (1-2 hours)
  5. Desktop Training Exercises for multi-stakeholder team interventions (1-2 hours)

Author Guidelines

Submissions are to be in English and in Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents. Sound anbd video media to be in mp4 (or as agreed with organisers). Images to be in jpg or png.

Word documents are to have a maximum of 3 levels of headings and only one type of bullets and numbered lists. Formatting to use Word styles. Citations and references to be in APA format and we recommend the use of Endnote or similar software.

Start here to submit a paper to this conference.

CALL FOR PAPERS: International conference on the use of gypsum in ancient buildings

The regional delegation Paris-Ile de France is organizing a conference on the use of gypsum in ancient buildings in February 2019.

The call for paper is open until september 28th. Don’t hesitate to make circulate this info among your scientific and professional networks.

There will be working sessions on the following topics so it is expected that communication in english or french will be proposed on :

 Theme 1 – Gypsum as a material

Key words : content, production process, properties, incompabilities, performance;

Theme 2 – Gypsum as part of local Know-hows through history

Key words : crafts, architecture, archeology, history, ethnology, sociology, building practices…

Theme 3 – Gypsum in a Heritage restoration perspective

Key words : diagonis, studies, experiment practices, remarkable restoration on listed or non listed building, volunteer workcamp based on technical skills experimentation based on gypsum,

Theme 4 – Identifying limits and fighting prejudicies on plaster

Keywords : rehabilitation of the material, potentialities, training, legal environment, eco-construction, recycling, materials of the future.

Important dates :

Deadline for submission of conference papers : September 28, 2018

Notification from the committee on the selection of papers : as from October 15, 2018

Conference program sent out : end October 2018

Registration : as from November 2, 2018

You can find some more info here in french

 For further details contact Fabrice Duffaud

CALL FOR PAPERS: What is Unique about Cornish Buildings?

22–23 March 2019: What is Unique about Cornish Buildings? (Cornwall)

The Cornish Buildings Group in association with Historic England will host a two-day conference to celebrate 50 years of the Group, at a venue to be announced. New and challenging paper submissions are invited to explore and discuss the conference question: What is unique about Cornish buildings? The theme will unite aspects of Cornish architectural design with distinctiveness and exclusivity. The Group welcome contributions from any area or discipline relative to the past, present and future of buildings in Cornwall and how they impact and affect the natural environment.

The conference will embrace research looking at Cornish distinctiveness in the widest possible sense. Submissions of 250 words to  Paul Holden FSA  at  by 31 August 2018.  Details online .

CALL FOR PAPERS: New Insights into 16th- and 17th-Century British Architecture

9 January 2019: New Insights into 16th- and 17th-Century British Architecture (London)
The ninth conference on this topic, organised by  Claire Gapper FSA  and  Paula Henderson FSA , will be held at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House. Proposals in the form of short abstracts (up to 250 words) are invited for papers of 30 minutes long. While the emphasis remains on new developments in architecture, we welcome proposals on related themes, such as decorative arts, gardens, sculpture and monuments.
They should be submitted by 31 August, and the final programme will be announced in September. Please include a short biography with your proposal. For further information contact Claire Gapper at , or Paula Henderson at .

CALL FOR PAPERS: Reading the Country House

16–17 November: Reading the Country House (Manchester)

Country houses were made to be read – as symbols of power, political allegiance, taste and wealth. ­This places emphasis on the legibility of their architecture and decorative schemes, and their paintings, collections and furniture. It also draws our attention to the skills required to decode the signs. ­The messages and processes of reading were carried further by 18th- and 19th-century images: in private sketch books and journals, in engravings and in guidebooks. These allowed the country house to be read in very different ways, as did its appearance in novels as backdrop and social symbol. ­This conference at Manchester Metropolitan University seeks to explore such perspectives on reading the country house, and link them to how the house is read today, by managers, visitors and viewers of period dramas. Keynote speakers  Phillip Lindley FSA  (Loughborough) and Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford). If you would like to present a paper please send title and 200-word abstract with a very brief biography to Jon Stobart at  by 31 August 2018.

Heritage of War and Conflict: Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

The journal Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built

Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, invites submissions for the Fall 2019



Guest Editor: William Chapman

Sites of war and conflict that symbolize collective loss or that served as pivotal moments in

national or global history are sometimes elevated to the status of “heritage.” Battlefields, sites

of bombings, or places of terrorist attacks are all marked by human tragedy and acts of violence

and their interpretation is inherently conflictual. This issue of Change Over Time examines

heritage produced by violent acts of destruction and our efforts to commemorate the complex

narratives these sites embody.

To support the interpretation of sites characterized by absence, we have often erected

commemorative memorials of various forms from plaques and commissioned statuary to the

presentation of charred and damaged remnants of what stood before. Examples featuring the

vestiges of physical destruction include: the hull of the USS Arizona, sunk during Japan’s 7

December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor; the skeleton of the domed administrative building that

marked the zero point of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945; the stabilized walls of

St. Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry, a victim of the German Luftwaffe’s November 1940 blitz;

and the “Survivors’ Stairs,” the last remaining element of the World Trade Center following its

destruction on 11 September 2001. In this issue, we invite contributors to interrogate the types

and nature of heritage produced out of war and conflict, the forms of its commemoration, and

the challenges associated with its conservation. We encourage contributors to consider the

influence of class, politics, and culture in commemorative expressions; the technical and

conceptual challenges of conserving objects or places of destruction; inclusive or conflicting

(re)interpretation; and evolving perceptions of places over time.

We welcome contributions representing a broad array of geographic, cultural, temporal, and

historical contexts that may or may not include vestiges of destruction but that do address the

complex attributes of collective place based tragedy. Submissions may include, but are not


limited to, case studies, theoretical explorations, and evaluations of current practices or policies

as they pertain to the conservation and commemoration of heritage of war and conflict.

Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 1 August 2018. Authors will be notified of provisional

paper acceptance by 1 September 2018. Final manuscript submissions will be due late

November 2018.


Articles are generally restricted to 7,500 or fewer words (the approximate equivalent to thirty

pages of double-spaced, twelve-point type) and may include up to ten images. See Author

Guidelines for full details at, or email Senior Associate Editor, Kecia Fong at for further information.

100 Years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?


100 Years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?
01 March 2019, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

DOCOMOMO Deutschland, the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture and the project ‘Reuse of Modernist Buildings (RMB)’ invite you to the 16th DO-COMOMO Germany & RMB Conference. This first event in Berlin on the 1st of March 2019 at the Akademie der Künste continues the tradition of the Karlsruhe DOCOMOMO Germany Conferences. The EU project RMB initiates a pedagogical framework on the European level based on common definitions, methods, and approaches for the ‘reuse’ of modern buildings, with the aim of offering a ‘Joint Master on Reuse of Modernist Buildings’. In this context, the conference will take place in a new format as a combination of invited keynote speeches and selected scientific lectures – in 2019 with the theme: 100 years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?


DOCOMOMO Deutschland DOCOMOMO Germany takes the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus as an opportunity to discuss the significance of modernity in the 21st century. The focus should not be on the Bauhaus itself, but on the concepts, visions and impulses emanating from modern move-ment. They should be related to today’s social, economic, cultural and in particular creative issues. Are the social, spatial and constructional concepts formulated by moden movement and post-war modernism still sustain-able today? What role do cultural and climatic conditions play in the preser-vation, renovation and transformation of spaces, buildings and modern movement sites? How can the basic ideas of classical modernism be continued 100 years later and thus contribute to solving current challenges? What contribution must academic and vocational training make and which for-mats are suitable for this?


The invited keynote speakers will comment on these questions and in particular introduce the role of architecture as a planning and design discipline. David Chipperfield will report on the preserva-tion and transformation of the listed National Gallery of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Berlin, which challenges the icons of modernity in conceptual and constructive terms. Minsuk-Cho Minsuk-Cho from Korea won the Golden Lion as curator of the Korean Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. He will talk about modernity in Korea with a special focus on his restoration and expansion of the French Embassy in Seoul. The building of Kim Jung-eup, a former LeCorbusier employee, is one of Korea’s most important modern buildings. Wiel Arets Wiel Arets was Dean at the IIT for five years, succeeding Mies van der Rohe as an architecture teacher and working in a restored building de-signed by Mies van der Rohe in Chicago. He has a close connection to the legacy of the Bauhaus in the USA. In his speech, he will comment on the significance of the mod race today, among other things, based on his design for the Antwerp Tower. In the evening there will be a moderated podium discussion with the speakers


The event will be accompanied by various excursions to sites of modern movement and post-war modernism in Berlin. These take place on Thursday and Saturday before and after the conference: Hansaviertel, Neue Nationalgalerie, Akademie der Künste. Further information later.


Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 1055 Berlin-Tiergarten, U-Bahn Hansaplatz


Actors from academia, teaching and practice involved in processes of conservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement to address the conference theme. DOCOMOMO Germany is pleased to receive abstracts related to one of the following topics according to the Docomomo working groups and international scientific committees:
o Education + Theory (about programs, concepts and approaches)
o Register (about buildings, typologies or architects / planners),
o Urbanism + Landscape (about building ensembles, outdoor spaces and policies)
o Technology (via components, materials or techniques)
o Interior Design (about interiors, extensions and atmospheres)

Abstacts in English or German must follow the abstract submission guidelines below. Thematic sessions (dt or en) are defined after the abstracts have been selected. Selected contributions will be published in a conference proceedings. Please send the abstract by June 30, 2018 (12.00 GMT) to the following email:


The submission must be done, in English or German, by filling the following required information:
1. Title (65 characters max) & Abstract (300 words max); Keywords (5 words);
2. Topic selection (Urbanism+Landscape, Education+Theory, Technology or Interior Design).
3. Authors information (Name, University/Company/Organization, Country);
4. Biography (100 words max); please indicate your email and phone number here.
• Abstracts should define the subject and summarise the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The paper’s content should be the product of well-documented original re-search that is primarily analytical and interpretive rather than descriptive.
• Papers may not have been previously published, nor presented in public.
• Only ONE submission per author/co-author will be accepted, due to the personal presenta-tion.
• Each speaker is expected to pursue their own institutional or other support for registration and for travel and accommodation. DOCOMOMO Germany can not provide financial support.
These guidelines will also be published on the website of docomomo Germany.


12. February 2018 Call for Abstracts
30. Jun 2018 Submission of Abstracts
31. August 2018 Notification on Acceptance
30. September 2018 1. Submission of Papers
30 November 2018 Final submission of Papers


For the evaluation of the abstracts and papers, a Scientific Committee consisting of members of DOCOMOMO Germany and the initiative RMB is founded.