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symposium 2

MateriART: Architectural Design, Research and Technology


The ever-increasing changes in design and construction technologies have totally altered the way we think, design and build. Accordingly, in the field of architecture, theory, design, practise, actors, materials, and research have been transforming. We define materiality as an umbrella concept that embraces all the fragments of the whole materialization process starting from architectural imagination, conceptualization, and design to the act of construction. 

MateriART symposium aims to discuss materiality under three main themes as Architectural Design, Research and Technology. Within this scope, the potential discussions could be around but not limited to the topics as follows: 


Architectural Design - Research - Technology

Architectural Practice

Architectural Design Education

Heritage and Conservation


Urban Context


R&D in Architectural Materiality



Media and Immersive Visualization

Materiality as a Process

Methods of Computational Design and Materiality


This is the second symposium of MateriART: The Art and Science of Materiality in Architectural Design Education, Erasmus + funded KA 203 project, whose partners are TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Department of Architecture, Turkey,

The University of Lisbon, Faculty of Architecture, Portugal, The University of Thessaly, Department of Architecture, Greece, Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Built Environment, The Netherlands, İstanbul Technical University, Department of Architecture, Turkey, Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Architecture, Italy.


The first symposium of MateriART is hosted by FAUL, Lisbon under the theme of ‘Materiality as a process’ in April 2019. The outputs of the symposium are published as a book entitled as ‘Materiality as a Process’, which is accessible via


The second symposium targets to populate the ideas of the materialization within the scope of new technologies, practice and research. All accepted manuscripts are to be published as a book chapter (3000-5000 words) by Caleidoscopio.*


*Caleidoscopio is an internationally known and accredited academic press. The book that is published within the scope of the first MateriART Symposium entitled as Materiality as a Process is also published by Caleidoscopio.

The deadline for the submission of extended abstracts has been extended to the 30th of December, 2019!


Important Dates

Extended Abstract Submission 

(500-1000 words) 

Notification of Abstracts 

Full Paper Submission 

Notification of Accepted Full Papers 

Final Submission of Full Papers 

December 30th, 2019


January 10th, 2019

February 20th, 2020

March 2nd, 2020

March 10th, 2020


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