Call for Contributions | International Conference on Architectural Quality 2022

Following the International Conference on Architectural Criticism of October 2021, the upcoming 2022 International Conference on Architectural Quality seeks papers that offer definitions of architectural quality.

What defines architectural quality? Is it based on physical facts? Do the architect's intentions and ideas provide the keys to the building's evaluation? Is it a matter of cultural context? Does it lie in the eye of the beholder? Or is it a combination of all of these? How do architects, critics or historians define architectural quality? Are there any general methods and theories of architectural quality? Do we need these at all?

Abstracts (max. 500 words) should outline a definition of architectural quality, and name two case studies of realized buildings that exemplify the method's application. Abstracts should be submitted to [email protected]

Note: Abstracts submission deadline is 15 July 2022

Selection to the conference is based on the acceptance of the abstract. Authors will be invited to speak in one of four sessions together with four selected keynote lecturers during the online conference on 8–9 and 15–16 October 2022, hosted by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura – Universidad de Navarra.

The online format of the four-session conference allows for active debate between the audience and lecturers. Presentations will be concentrated to allow for ample discussion time. Besides the four keynote lectures, there will be a maximum of 12 short papers. The entire conference will be recorded and placed on Youtube. The conference language will be English.

Registration for free attendance will open on 2 September via: [email protected]

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