Techniques and Technologies: Transfer and Transformation
4th International Conference of the
Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
Thursday September 27 - Saturday September 29
School of Architecture, University of Technology, Sydney
Papers are invited that deal broadly with technology in architectural history, education and culture as a site of moral, political and aesthetic disagreement. Specific technologies are continually transferred to architecture from fields such as logistics, psychology and medicine, media and entertainment, warfare, transportation, mining, food and agriculture. Technology transfer includes 'hard' material technologies of manufacturing and construction as well as 'soft technologies' of imaging and information that are taken up in the design process and penetrate the very structure of architectural practice. Such technology transfer is sometimes seen to threaten the supposed internal consistency and specificity of architectural techniques at the same time as it is keenly sought after. Its effect on notions of design intentions and their realization is a key problematic of interest to this conference.
More focused scholarship is also invited on the teaching of techniques for realizing and evaluating buildings. 'Architectural Technology' has become a qualification and specialist area distinct from architecture with, in Europe and North America, a three-year degree. These emerge with professional bodies, and far greater responsibilities than the traditional support role of producing working drawings under the direction of an architect. The emergence of the architectural technologist could be viewed as a response to increasingly complex building and information systems, but it might also be seen as further erosion of the architect's purview. How well are architects and architectural graduates prepared for the proliferation of new technologies of communication, representation, manufacture and construction? What historical events and theoretical arguments have led to technology being a distinct field of knowledge and practice in architectural practice and architectural education?
Scholarship addressing the challenges and potentials of new technologies in construction, manufacturing, design and documentation in architecture and architectural education is called for.
Requirements for Abstracts
Page 1: Contact details and institutional affiliation if applicable. Biographic statement of 40 words or less and two recent publications.
Page 2: Title and abstracts of 300 words or less.
Email to: email@example.com as an attachment. In the subject title of the email write 'ABSTRACT: your title'. Name your Word document 'familyname_titleword'.
Requirements for Papers
2500-3000 words in accordance with AASA style guide to be provided.
Submission of papers for the AASA conference is being coordinated through a web site at http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ocs. All communications are to be made via this web site. All authors should by now have received a username and password to log in to the website. If you have not received a username and password, please email Kirsten Orr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit papers in Microsoft Word document format. Name your Word document 'familyname_titleword'. To download the document template click here: AASA Paper Template .
Page 1: Contact details and institutional affiliation if applicable. Biographic statement of 40 words or less.
Page 2: Title and abstract of 300 words or less.
Page 3: Title and paper of 2500-3000 words in length.
Authors should follow the conventions of MLA In-Text Citations. A style guide is available at http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c08_s1.html.
Authors may submit a maximum of 4 images with their paper and are responsible for securing all permissions to reproduce images in the conference proceedings (online publication). A statement that the author owns the images (if they are the author's own photos), or copies of clearance for publication must be included with the paper submission. Otherwise the images will be deleted from the submitted document.
When you are ready to submit your paper go to http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ocs. Log in and click on 'ABOUT' in the bar at the top of the screen. Next click on the 'Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia' link and then click on 'Proposal Submission' and follow the prompts.
When you upload your submission file please make sure that you hit the 'upload' button to complete the process - otherwise your document will not be attached.
If you have any queries regarding your paper submission, please email Kirsten Orr at email@example.com.
All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by two members of the selection committee. Full papers will be reviewed anonymously by a minimum of two referees from the panel. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.