Architecture has thousands of definitions and who can dare to claim that only one of them may represent the absolute truth about our constructed environment. But it seems that human life with all its instances and dimensions can be defined as the very core of architecture. At least, both daily life and other possible general definitions of living are to generate one of the most crucial grounds of architectural production. Whereas the relationship between concreteness of human life and space can be described on different levels and around different types of building, the concept of house is to form an ideal junction point to discuss the personal, cultural, ideological and aesthetical dimensions of architecture.Especially, the house of the classical modern can be defined as a ground that crystallizes the necessities of an new age and the productive responses towards it. In the 21th century, too, the house, as a constructed object and home, as its personalized expression, will play a crucial role while thinking about the correlation of space and human being.
ARCHTHEO '12 Conference hits the road focusing mainly on "House & Home" on the basis of theory of architecture. The international conference will take place between October 31 and November 3 in Istanbul, Turkey. Being hosted by MSGSÜ (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University) and with the organizational partnership of DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) ARCHTHEO '12 will bring together wide-ranging multidisciplinary approaches from scholars and architects to discuss architectural theory within the frame of "House&Home".
THEMES HOUSE & HOME
Historical Perspectives- The history of home & house- House design in the 21th century- Interior design and home- House in the 20th century- Architectural movements and house- Houses of the Architects- The "Genius Loci" of House- History of individual spaces and modernity
Social Perspectives- Politics and House- Representation of space in the fictional narration and fictional places- House from the perspective of social sciences (sociology, anthropology etc.)- Advertisement, fashion and home- City Planning and daily life- Social media and living in the digital space- Physiological perspectives to the house- House & Architectural Education- Ideological and historical dimensions of architectural communication and representation of house (drawings, models, diagrams, digital design techniques etc.)
Theoretical Perspectives- Definitions and role of "House" as a theoretical discussion- Daily life and architecture- Philosophical approaches about house/dwelling- Definitions of house/home- Theory of the house: Manifests- Architectural criticism on housing & house
CALL FOR PAPERS
Final date for registration: August 3 , 2012