Call for papers: All-island Architecture Research Group Annual Conference


The 10th Annual Conference of the All-island Architecture Research Group (AIARG) is being held in Belfast at Ulster University from 21 to 23 January. The conference organisers invite papers under the theme of ‘Sharing Ground: Propinquity’. Specifically, the organisers seek papers which consider the impact, contribution and responsibilities of architecture, across a range of topics that could include but is not limited to the following, and which will be threaded into the structure of the research clusters of Ulster University’s architecture research group whose members will lead each conference session:

Policy, Politics and Agency

– adaptive governance, politics and policies
– globalised and alternative economies
– visible and invisible barriers and drivers for change
– spatial standards and contingency in the public – private space /non-space
– street action, history and the revanchist city

Climate Change

– sustainable, positive energy neighbourhoods
– zero emission realities
– climate action, sustainable futures and networked societies
– empowerment of citizens in an era of climate emergency
– ‘lighthouse projects’ that transfer knowledge to practice and to the wider society

Materials, Means and Media

– materials, technologies, structures, innovation
– cultural artefacts, literature, photography, imagination, design
– geology, geography, light, air, atmospheres, energy, time
– immersive technologies and integrated research and teaching

Education as Environment (Workshop Event)

– innovative pedagogies
– experiments in education
– learning in the pandemic
– architecture as a public service

Abstracts of not more than 300 words are requested to no later than Monday 5th October 2020 and to include a 100-word biography with contact details. You can find the full call for papers here.