call for paper Volume 05, Int|AR, Journal on Interventions and Adaptive Reuse

Resilience and Adaptability

Economic decline, natural and manmade disasters, war and destruction, acts of devastating violence, the 21st century has witnessed a climate of crisis, most often immediate and unpredictable but, at times, foreseen, impending and even expected. Such events and the ability for continuity, recovery and change, require strength borne from adaptability. Drawing upon a concept originally introduced by C. S.Holling regarding equilibrium in the ecological system, Volume 05 of the Int|ARjournal explores the idea of resilience. From anticipatory strategies to shock absorption, from the reduction of material needs to the widening of the array of resources, from the liberation of traditional constraints to new forms of collaborations, from built-in redundancies to risk mitigation, from transformability to incrementality, this strategy is broad and equally applicable in science, economy, urban planning and design. For Volume 05, we focus on such ideas, theories and explorations in the design of the built environment and welcome submissions on adaptive reuse and the adaptive process as a means and demonstration of resilience.

We seek proposals of no more than 250 words and welcome all interpretations and investigations of this topic.

Editors in chief:

  • Markus Berger, Assistant Professor, Department of Interior Architecture, RISD
  • Liliane Wong, Professor, Head of Department of Interior Architecture, RISD

Special Editor:

  • Damian White, Associate Professor, History-Philosophy+ the Social Sciences, RISD


Paper proposals (250 words)  due by June 15, 2013 (first round)
– Notification of acceptances by July 02, 2013
-Full paper (1000-3000 words)  due by Sept. 01 2013

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Established in 2009 as the first American academic publication focusing on Design and Adaptive Reuse, the Int|AR Journal explores this inherently sustainable practice through multi-faceted investigations and paradigmatic examples. Int|AR is a peer reviewed journal, published annually and reviewed worldwide. It is available online at EBSCO host, on Amazon and distributed in Europe and North America by BIRKHÄUSER.

ICED Event for Young People: The Future of Design (August 2013, Seoul Korea)

Dates: 19-22 August 2013
Location: Seoul, Korea
Deadline for submissions: 21 June 2013

The Future of Design (Design of the Future – ICED 2013) is a Design Society event for young people.

Speakers will include participants of the ICED13 conference and the local design, engineering and business community. Masters students, PhD students, Post Docs and other young people, i.e. up to and including seven years from their last degree, are invited to apply. Only 10-12 spaces are available to broadcast your vision on “The Future of Design – Design of the Future”!

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Architecture and Culture v2 n1 (Mar 2014)

Theme: architecture and culture through the lens of disciplinary practice
Deadline for submissions: 14 June 2013

Editors: Igea Troiani and Suzanne Ewing

Vol. 2/Issue 01 is an open call for submissions that address Architecture and Culture through the broad lens of disciplinary practices. We welcome full-length submissions that explore historical, geographical, anthropological, sociological, filmic, acoustic, design or literary interpretations of what this might mean. Architecture and Culture publishes explorations that are rigorously speculative, purposively imaginative, visually and verbally stimulating. We welcome orthodox and unorthodox methods of representation and critical writing. Whether a comic strip, film, fiction story, drawing, design hypothesis or scholarly paper, in this CFP we seek submissions with a critical argument about disciplinary practices, architecture and culture.

Architecture and Culture is the international, peer-reviewed journal of the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA). It investigates the relationship between architecture and the culture that shapes and is shaped by it. Whether culture is understood extensively, as shared experience of everyday life, Architecture and Culture asks how architecture participates in and engages with it – and how both culture and architecture might be reciprocally transformed.

The submission deadline is 14th June 2013, 5pm UK time. We seek full submissions, not abstracts, by this date. All papers should be submitted electronically via Editorial Manager at:

Accepted articles will be published in March 2014.

For author instructions, please go to ‘Notes for Contributors’ at

PerFab 2013 – 1st International Workshop on Personal and Pervasive Fabrication (Sep 2013, Zurich)

Dates: 9 September 2013
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2013

In conjunction with the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2013)

Recently, technologies for fabricating real-world objects and products that can be designed and built directly by the end-user have decreased in costs and are increasingly common. These technologies are expected to have a great impact on society. However, there is a great need to explore many novel research challenges and issues before the idea of personal fabrication becomes truly pervasive and applicable to the wider public. Our workshop is aimed at facilitating discussion and exploration of these challenges. We encourage submissions of research papers, work-in-progress papers with interesting preliminary results, and position papers. Attendance at the workshop is not limited, as anyone may register and attend. The long-term goal is to gather a community of researchers and establish this workshop as a leading forum for research dissemination in the area.

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Service Design and Innovation conference (9-11 April 2014)

Service Design and Innovation (ServDes) conference

Theme: Service Futures

9-11 April 2014, Lancaster, UK

ServDes, The Conference on Service Design and Service Innovation, is the premier international research conference exploring service design and service innovation. Submitted contributions are subject to a double-blind peer-review process. Accepted contributions will be published electronically in the conference proceedings and selected best papers will be published within special issues on Service Design in The Design Journal ( or the Managing Service Quality journal (

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