Call for Papers: gta Doctoral Workshop 2020. Zurich, 13-14 October 2020 (deadline: 15 may 2020)

The gta Doctoral Workshop will be held within the framework of the Doctoral Program in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, https://doctoral-program.gta.arch.ethz.ch/.

Interested PhD candidates should send the application electronically (in PDF format, no larger than 10 MB) by 15 May 2020, midnight Central European Time, to the email address: doctoral-program@gta.arch.ethz.ch. For organisational queries, please contact the event organiser, Dr. Irina Davidovici, at doctoral-program@gta.arch.ethz.ch.

The gta Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture at ETH Zürich is organising the third biennial gta Doctoral Workshop on 13–14 October 2020. This event offers a selected group of international PhD candidates a forum to present new research in the history, theory and criticism of architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture, and other architecture-related domains. In line with gta’s conception as mediator between architectural theories and practice, histories and the present, we invite systematic, in-depth proposals that situate architecture in its historical, cultural and ideological contexts. The workshop seeks to review and expand established narratives by examining not only built environments and their architectural authors, but also the alternative agencies, knowledge transfers and supply chains that buttress their production. Contributions highlighting conceptual, disciplinary or geographical intersections are particularly welcome.

The workshop will consist of 8-10 presentations on selected topics, presented by invited doctoral candidates from international universities. We invite expressions of interest for 20-minute presentations, which may consist of a critical précis of hypotheses and conclusions, one detailed case study, or the application of research methodologies. The successful proposals will be framed by discussions with appointed respondents in moderated thematic sections. The papers, presentations and discussions will take place in English.


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