EuropIA.14: 14th Intl Conf of Advances in Design Sciences and Technology (Oct 2014, France)

Dates: 1-3 October 2014
Location: Nice – Cote d’Azur, France
Website: http://eia14.europia.org
Deadline for submissions: 30 May 2014

Theme: Architecture, City and Information Design

EuropIA Conferences are organized as a cross-platform for the study and analysis of the application of the ICT to architecture, archaeology, building engineering, civil engineering, urban design and policy analysis. The aim of EuropIA international conferences is to promote advancements of information and communication technology (ICT) and their effective application for the Building and Construction industry.
The characteristic of these conferences is the interaction of different disciplines regarding their approach, methods and techniques for the application of advanced technologies.

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UrbanIxD Symposium: city | data | future (Sep 2014, Venice Italy)

Dates: 25 September 2014
Location: Venice, Italy
Website: http://www.citydatafuture.eu
Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2014

Alongside the UrbanIxD exhibition taking place in Venice, the project is presenting a one-day symposium to encourage debate and discussion around the themes of the exhibition, and of the UrbanIxD project itself. This exhibition is a culmination of the work that has been carried out over the two-year duration of the UrbanIxD project, in particular the work of the Summer School held in 2013.

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CFP: The Hand and the Machine: Tensions in Interwar Design (SECAC, Sarasota FL – October 2014)

Venue: Southeastern College Art Conference

Dates: October 8-11, 2014
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Website: http://www.secollegeart.org/conference#papers
Deadline for submissions: April 20, 2014

The story is familiar: modernism’s post-World War I fascination with machines and technology – in architecture, industrial design, the decorative arts, and fashion – dissipated in the 1930s, replaced by a valorization of handicraft and a reemergence of the human subject. Where the machine aesthetic dominated design in the early 1920s, artists grew disenchanted with the signs of industry in the 1930s, focusing instead on the human subject, and crafting work to show the “hand” of the maker.  But is this tale of a “return to the hand” universally true? Are there certain mediums or national traditions that trouble the story?  This session solicits papers that examine the precarious dynamics of industry and the hand-made in the applied arts between the wars. We encourage a variety of perspectives within or beyond the powerhouse industrial economies of the West, and we hope, through the breadth of papers, to reassess the standard narrative of interwar design.

Session Co-Chairs: Toby Norris, Assumption College and Rachael Barron-Duncan, Central Michigan University.

Contact: tnorris@assumption.edu

ARPA Journal / Applied Research Practices in Architecture: Call for Abstracts

The ARPA Journal is an online, public forum for debates on applied research practices in architecture based at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). We scrutinize techniques of inquiry to examine their ethical stance and spark ideas for their potential transformation. If the term applied research conventionally describes a practice adulterated by practical concern or funding bias, the journal asks how research can embrace its entangled nature, and experiment with the very problem of autonomy in application.

The inaugural issue, Test Subjects, focuses on the contested nature of application in research. Abstracts accepted on a rotating basis until March 1, 2014. Selected contributions will be due April 1, 2014. Please visit http://arpa.gsapp.org/ie/index.php/journal/.

Eco-Architecture 2014 (Sep 2014, Siena Italy)

Dates: 24-26 September 2014
Location: Siena, Italy
Website: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/14-conferences/eco-architecture-2014.html
Deadline for submissions: ASAP

The conference will deal with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation and many others including case studies from many different places around the world. The list of topics gives an idea of the scope of the meeting; papers on other topics relating to the conference objectives are welcome.

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65th Intl Astronautical Congress: Session E5.3 Designing Human Systems Interaction (Sep/Oct 2014, Toronto, Canada)

Dates: 29 Sep – 3 Oct 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Website: www.iac2014.org or download CfP here
Submission Deadline: 25 February 2014

Space Architecture: Designing Human Systems Interaction – Session E5.3
25th Symposium On Space Activity & Society, 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2014)

In response to the diversifying needs of users in space exploration and commercial spaceflight, interest in human-machine interfaces has continued to grow in space agencies, industry, and academia. At the same time, the wider individual and societal implications of the human-technology relationship have evolved into a key theme of interdisciplinary engagement with space. This session explores conceptual and applied issues related to the design of human interaction with space systems. In the context of habitats and infrastructure in the space and ground segment, these include interfaces of work stations, consoles, and devices; tools and payload hardware used in EVA and IVA; remote interaction; human-robotic partnerships; ambient intelligence, ubiquitous computing, and beyond. Read more of this post

CHI2014 Workshop: Interaction and Architectural Space (April 2014, Toronto Canada)

Dates: 26-27 April 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Website: http://interactioninspaceworkshop.blogspot.com
Deadline for submissions: 10 January 2014

Our awareness of space and its role in the interaction process is becoming more distinct as we move from the earliest two-dimensional graphical user interface, through to games & virtual reality, and now emerging into mobile computing, urban computing, ambient computing, tangible computing and ubiquitous computing.

This workshop will bring together expertise from architecture and human computer interaction to foreground the role of space in the CHI community. We welcome participants from a range of disciplines including architecture, environmental and human factors psychology, computing, HCI, interaction design, digital arts, geography and cognitive science, as they all contribute to research on Interaction in Architectural Space.  As the workshop intends to bring together a community of researchers and designers who are creating interactive technologies in spatial settings, it invites any high-quality contributions relevant to the workshop topic.

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Special Issue of Architecture Theory Review: theories of colour (Dec 2013)

Website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ratr
Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2013

In 1927, Bruno Taut built himself a house in the south of Berlin. The house was a richly coloured affair, with a range of colours for walls and furniture. Those areas of the house that received indirect light were decked out with the brightest tones. The ceiling of the living room was a radiant red, designed to act as an inverse to the green of nearby meadows. Even the radiator and its pipes were set out from the wall and distinguished from their surroundings with contrasting colours. This polychromatic exuberance was typical of Taut, and of early modernism.

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Eco-Architecture 2014: 5th Intl Conf on Harmonization between Architecture and Nature (Sep 2014, Italy)

Dates: 24-26 September 2014
Location: Siena, Italy
Website: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/14-conferences/eco-architecture-2014.html
Deadline for submission of abstracts: ASAP

The fifth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature (Eco-Architecture 2014) follows the four successful meetings which started in the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute of Technology, in 2006; and continued in the Algarve (2008); A Coruña (2010) and the island of Kos (2012).

Eco-Architecture implies a new approach to the design process intended to harmonise its products with nature. This involves ideas such as minimum use of energy at each stage of the building process, taking into account the amount required during the extraction and transportation of materials, their fabrication, assembly, building erection, maintenance and eventual future recycling. Another important issue is the adaptation of the architectural design to the natural environment, learning from nature and long time honoured samples of traditional constructions.

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Better World Challenge: Redesigning the Billy Taylor House (August 2013)

Sponsor: The annual conference, A Better World by Design, and Providence nonprofit, Billy Taylor Project,
Competition: layout and programming for the second floor of the Billy Taylor House, a local RI community center, to affect, inspire, educate and unite the local youth.
Prize: Small cash prizes ($1000 and less) and display at the BWBD conference.
Eligibility: no geographic or student eligibility explicitly stated
Deadline : 16 August 2013
Websitehttp://www.abetterworldbydesign.com/2013-challenge/better-world-challenge/

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