Call for Papers: Between Paper and Pixels - Transmedial Traffic in Architectural Drawing
29th August 2016, Faculty of Architecture and the Building Environment, TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
3D-modelling on a flat computer screen has revolutionized architectural drawing and representation. It has transformed drawing into spatial script-writing, integrating datasets and blurring boundaries between disciplines and between production modes.Not so long ago, in the 1990s when the computer invaded architectural practice,paperless studios and offices seemed the avant-gardist way forward.
Yet currently, the architectural drawing on paper enjoys a surprising and refreshinglynew interest from architects, historians and collectors alike. The digital turn inarchitecture did not result in the abandonment of paper.
For its third annual conference, The Jaap Bakema Study Centre, in collaboration withTU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut, aims to look closer into this new cross-pollinationbetween the media of paper and pixels. We are interested in contributions that bringto the conference a wide variety of perspectives, both historical and theoretical innature, and which address, but are not limited to the following questions.
What exactly is an architectural drawing today? Can we still talk about cleardefinitions here, in terms of an object, a medium of representation andcommunication or a tool to realize an actual building?
Deadline: Monday 29 August 2016
Notification of selection: Monday 12 September 2016
Dates of the conference: 30 November - 1 December 2016
Tom Avermaete (TU Delft)
Hetty Berens (HNI)
Maristella Casciato (Getty Research Institute)
Carola Hein (TU Delft)
Laurent Stalder (ETH Zurich)
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