OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES
Conceptual Expansions of MATERIART
Tectonics/ways of doing/thinking of architecture face technical, aesthetic and cultural implications of the emerging digital technologies, communication technologies, and new materialiaties. Architectural practices in all the fields of the discipline are thus in a reformation process. Architecture as a discipline, to release its potential for innovation, needs to increase the capacity/flexibility of departmental curricula to absorb the transformation of practices stimulated by the advances in information, communication, and fabrication technologies that redefine ART and SCIENCE of MATERIALITY in architecture.
To enhance the relevance, quality, and impact of architectural design practice/education/research, the main goal of MATERIART Glossary: Conceptual Expansions is to instrument collected papers/concepts as a knowledge/experience exchange platform, as a locus for interaction among academy/research, practice/industry, and education fields of architecture discipline.
Accordingly, the contributions might address the conceptual expansions and their discussions within this frame. Conceptual expansions are not limited to a single concept. They could be complementary or contradictory pairs, re-constructed/re-defined concepts, new conceptualizations etc…
The concepts might be populated starting by the architect, locus, design, figure, deck, ship, materiality, curricula, pedagogy, technology, studio, contradiction, academia, practice, fabrication, information technologies, para disciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinary communication, non-formal learning, informal learning, design process, tectonics, innovation, learning by doing, practice/industry, material/immaterial, scape, -scape, archi-scape, fusion, hybridity, complexity, anchoring/contextualization, doing/thinking, research, re-, pre-, in-, non-, etc...
* The collected concepts, which are considered to be a valuable body of the glossary, shall be published as a book at the end of the project, August 2020. Likewise, the glossary call will remain open until August 2020. The collected entries will soon be available online.
*Submission of Conceptual Expansion (max. 1000 words)