We are happy to anounce the I International Critic|all Conference launchment, that will be held at the ETSAM on the 12th, 13th and 14th June 2014. Paula V. Álvarez, header of Vibok Works, is a member of the Conference Scientific Commettee.
Trying to go beyond debates between pragmatism and utopia, the 1st International Conference on Architectural Design and Criticism makes a call to criticism, a critical call, to work on the odds that stand in the ambiguity region opened at the cross of the utopian-pragmatism and pragmatic-utopianism concepts. Abstract's submission deadline is 15th November 2013.
The following main topics have been defined:
It is about enunciating the most important critical positioning that coexists at the current panorama, identifying their pragmatic aspects and their utopian aspirations. ¿Which authors have been able to operate significant change on architectural practice in the past or present and what is the validity of the areas of interest defined by their texts?
It is about identifying forms and procedures to address architectural criticism and practice from a purely disciplinary approach, as well as its comparison to other knowledge fields. ¿Could the definition of what architectural research is or is not, be dependent on a methodological discrimination?
It is about analyzing the means by which architectural criticism is spread and assimilated, understanding that the way in which it is transmitted also needs a project itself. ¿What is the capacity and potentiality of these new formats to generate a real debate where both positions and methods can be rebutted or reasserted?
Learn more at the Conference website.
Vibok Works is an independent editorial practice devoted to promoting critical thinking and discussions on architecture and the built environment through books, exhibitions, installations, debates, and other publishing formats and projects. Our works are conceived of as long term experiments that combine editing, research, art, architecture, design and narrative.