Call for Abstracts: THE HOUSE – Domestic Spaces Forms of Inhabitation
23rd – 25th January 2019, University of Granada Architecture School, Granada, Spain
DATE: 28/5/2018
The Department of History and Theory of Architecture of the University of Granada, in collaboration with the Research Group HUM813: Architecture and Contemporary Culture, the Architectural Construction Department, the Architecture School of University of Granada and the Association of Architecture and Urban Planning Historians (AhAU in Spanish acronyms), organize the 2nd International Conference Culture and City under the title The house: domestic spaces, forms of inhabitation, which will be held in Granada from January 23 to 25, 2019. 
The Conference will address residential architecture from a broad and comparative perspective, one that is both historical and contemporary, synthesizing architectural and planning aspects as well as those regarding forms of inhabitation, the evolution of housing, its current problems and its different spaces (living rooms, bed rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, courtyards, terraces, transit spaces, doors, windows...), their configuration and uses. 
The conference has an open approach, based on the meeting of diverse disciplines (History, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy or Art History besides Architecture and Urban Planning) as well as different areas of knowledge within the university (Architecture History and Theory, Design, Urban Planning, Art History, Building Services, Graphic Expression, Civil Engineering, Social Anthropology, etc.). 
The timeframe and theme of the conference is also global, therefore the issues addressed can belong to different historic periods and tackle concepts such as housing typologies, advances in the fields of technology and construction, the rise and development of notions such as comfort, hygiene or domesticity, and focus on current hot-topics and the problems regarding the adaptation of the “living unit” to the social, urban, technological and environmental changes of our time. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which the differentiation between the realms of the public and the private have been articulated throughout history, and the boundaries and hybridization between these two realities. The Conference will also address the presence of domesticity in the collective imagery, and specifically how it has been approached from the fields of philosophy, sociology, painting, literature or cinematography. 
The presentation of housing schemes and projects by their authors is not a priority of this Conference. Such communications will only be accepted on an exceptional basis.

1. Architectures of the house: domestic space throughout history 
2. The domestic project as the heart of modernity: the single, one-off house and collective housing, from the Modern Movement to the 21st century. 
3. Contemporary housing and heritage 
4. The house: myths, archetypes, forms of inhabitation 
5. External views: the house in painting, cinema and literature. 

- Registration and reception of abstracts: Beginning on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 
- Deadline for the reception of abstracts: Monday, May 28, 2018 
- Notification of acceptance / rejection of abstracts: latest days June, 2018 
- Deadline for reduced registration fee: Monday, October 1, 2018 
- Deadline for the reception of presentations via email: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 
- Conference dates: Wednesday-Friday, January 23-25, 2019

Architecture School of University of Granada 
Campo del Príncipe s/n – Palacio del Almirante Aragón 
18071 Granada”

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