13-15 June 2013
Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences, Leibniz Universität
'Reflexive Design' defines a research agenda for architecture that
explicitly addresses the growth of knowledge as an intrinsic part of
the design process. The realized project, often predominant in both
architectural discourse and practice, obscures the actual relevance of
thought in the process of architectural design.
This process interactively comprises the continuous growth of implicit and explicit knowledge that precedes and exceeds the single project. This process
shapes the attitude that includes styles of thought and approaches to
architecture as well as the designers' personal ideals and values. This
process also generates a growing body of knowledge on how to implement
ideas and concepts into the design project. ‚Reflexive Design' is a
research area that relates to every conceivable scale and involves the
entire cycle of analyzing and documenting, as well as devising,
contriving, refining, imparting, implementing, etc.
What current approaches and issues do participants identify within the
research area 'Reflexive Design'? What practices promote the work on
design-related research projects? What forms of thought and
opportunities for action relevant to either design or science are
specifically addressed? What perspectives do both the design process as
a complex method and design-related media as means of communication
open up beyond the disciplines of architecture and urban design? What
individual and collective aims are involved in various forms of applied
and theoretical design re-search?
The range of topics includes comprehensive theoretical and
methodological issues, disciplinary self-assurance and practical
application in architecture and urban design. Beyond that, further
in-terest lies in global and local spaces and cultures as well as in
transdisciplinary themes and dis-course, in many cases at the interface
between research, teaching and practice.
Opening presentations are intended to gather preliminary findings,
specify terms and concepts and point out potential research questions.
Common aspects of the symposium are further developed in a workshop in
more pragmatic and experimental ways. Participants are encouraged to
share expe-rience, knowledge and issues, and together to evaluate,
discuss and network in open and informal talks. In short lectures,
dissertation projects will be presented and reflected in their academic
Abstracts (max 300 words, German or English) and short CV are to be
submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 April 2013.
Peers: Prof. Ute Frank, TU Berlin
Prof. Dr. Christoph Grafe, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Prof. Dr. Angelika Schnell, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien
The application fee is 40 Euros.
Start: Thursday, 13 June 2013, 16.00 | End: Saturday, 15 June 2013,
For further information please contact:
Institute for History and Theory of Architecture
Architecture and Art of 20th/21st Centuries Section
Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Herrenhäuser Straße 8