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This three-day conference, hosted by the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin, will debate the significance and development of urban universities through their architectural and design histories.
There is a growing dissonance between the urban university as often perceived — its physical, architectural, and emblematic form, its legacy structures and spaces, its time-honoured functions and traditions — and the university as a knowledge factory within the city, subject to political, commercial, and environmental pressures. But this is not a new dissonance. Architectural and design histories can uncover how, across diverse cases, it has often shaped the urban university internally and in its relationship with the city.
This three-day conference, hosted by the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin, will debate the significance and development of urban universities through their architectural and design histories. These will be examined in relation to such areas as urban planning and design, materials and resources, professions and trades, the methods and media of pedagogy, the design of curricula, and sources of funding and investment.
The organisers welcome contributions on all aspects of architecture and design histories of urban universities, especially but not limited to the following topics:
Shelly McNamara and Yvonne Farrell (Grafton Architects) and Reinhold Martin (Professor of Architecture in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, and Director of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture)
Drs Timothy Stott, Maria Elisa Navarro Morales, and Christopher Cowell
Please submit an abstract of 250 words (for a 20-minute paper) to email@example.com by 5pm (GMT) on Friday 24 February 2023.