Archiphilo 2015 : encore l'architecture - encore la philosophie

Country: France

City: Paris

Abstr. due: 19.01.2015

Dates: 19.03.15 — 20.03.15

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy; Architecture;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: Architecture School of Paris La Villette


The international conference « encore l'architecture – encore la philosophie » is an initiative of the GERPHAU lab, research group for Philosophy, Architecture, Urban (Architecture School of Paris La Villette, UMR 7218 CNRS-Lavue), in partnership with Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, UMR-Lavue (Laboratoire Architecture, Ville, Urbanisme, Environnement) and philAU (a scientific thematic network : Philosophy, Architecture, Urban).
This conference is the first ARENA conference (Architectural Research in Europe Network Association), a shared platform that aims to promote, support, develop and disseminate high-quality research in all fields of architecture in the widest sense. The network already includes researchers from leading European architecture schools.

The objective of this conference is to restate and refresh the question of the meeting of architecture and philosophy, by asking: what still remains today of our cross-over practices? The different conference partners share the view that such a broad and rich topic can best be treated in two stages; a conference in two acts.
The first stage will take place on 19th and 20th March 2015 at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris. This opening act will be an occasion to bring together a group of speakers who will work together to define and strengthen the multiple challenges presented by the subject. Then, and already in planning for late-2015, the second stage will be build upon an international call for papers in order to present the emerging concepts to a broader audience.
The idea of a conference carried out in two acts also attests to our desire to develop new configurations of debate and to experiment with an alternative apparatus for knowledge production.

The call for papers of act I is addressed to all researchers, teachers and practitioners whose work is – or has been – confronted to the question of what future for our architectural and philosophical disciplines, but also for urbanism, geography, sociology and others from ecological and environmental approaches. The objective of this first meeting is to co-construct an overview (“état des lieux”) of different challenges facing up to our practices.

The conference « encore l'architecture – encore la philosophie (act I) » will take place on 19th and 20th March 2015 at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine.

An abstract of your paper (3000 characters, including spaces) has to be sent before 19th January 2015 to
As far as we encourage innovative presentation frameworks, we highly recommend participants to add few lines to specify what kind of configuration their paper could imply.

Selection of abstracts by the scientific committee will be announced in the second week of February. In case your abstract has been selected, the coordination committee will keep you informed about the frame proposed for your paper.

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