ORDNANCE: WAR, ARCHITECTURE AND SPACE -16th to 18th September 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS:
This international interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the often hidden relationship between militarism and the design and construction of architecture and space in the modern period. Historically, military imperatives have been embedded in the way society is organized and, from the Renaissance onwards, the needs of offence and defence played an increasingly influential role not only in the physical shaping of the city and landscape, but also on the means by which they were represented. Recent events, notably the War on Terror have reinforced these impulses within the city,
extending and deepening systems and architectures of surveillance.
Accordingly, we seek proposals for analytical and interpretive papers from architects, historians, geographers, urbanists, designers, sociologists etc. who share an interest in the ways in which space, architecture, knowledge and technology have been deployed, especially in the followings ways:
1 the patterns, forms and processes that underpin the articulation of militarized spaces and architectures across a series of historical and geographical scales and domains.
2 continuities, where cultures and acts of war have been reconfigured and re-circulated into domestic or civilian spaces and products.
3 the legacies and residues of these architectures, the ways in which militaristic modes of space have been refuted, re-appropriated and reclaimed for social and cultural purposes.
Keynote Speakers confirmed so far:
Prof Derek Gregory, University of British Columbia
Deadline for submission of abstracts (350 words): EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 12th
Notification of Acceptance 1 March 2010
Venue: University College Cork, Republic of Ireland.
Conference: 16th to 18th September 2010
An interdisciplinary conference organized by the Cork Centre for
Architectural Education (CCAE) and Department of Geography, University College Cork, Ireland.
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Dr. Gary A. Boyd
Senior Lecturer, University College Cork
Cork Centre for Architectural Education
9/10 Copley Street
Republic of Ireland
+ 353 21 4298422
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