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Themes and Committees

Conference Themes

The Sixth International Conference on Competitions focuses on scrutinising and mapping the concept of experimentation within architecture competitions. It asks for papers that address (and probably extend the list of) the following categories and aspects of experimentation:

Procedural

Referring to competition types (public, private, open, by invitation, etc.). What are the similarities and differences between public and privately-driven and independent organisations/entities competition procedures in terms of organisational frameworks, briefs, aims, publicity, target groups of participants and the public, records of undertaken procedures, and most importantly, how may they promote experimentation? What are the emerging frameworks that may be detected?

Social

Referring to competition types (public, private, open, by invitation, etc.). What are the similarities and differences between public and privately-driven and independent organisations/entities competition procedures in terms of organisational frameworks, briefs, aims, publicity, target groups of participants and the public, records of undertaken procedures, and most importantly, how may they promote experimentation? What are the emerging frameworks that may be detected?

Representational

Referring to competition types (public, private, open, by invitation, etc.). What are the similarities and differences between public and privately-driven and independent organisations/entities competition procedures in terms of organisational frameworks, briefs, aims, publicity, target groups of participants and the public, records of undertaken procedures, and most importantly, how may they promote experimentation? What are the emerging frameworks that may be detected?

Political

Referring to competition types (public, private, open, by invitation, etc.). What are the similarities and differences between public and privately-driven and independent organisations/entities competition procedures in terms of organisational frameworks, briefs, aims, publicity, target groups of participants and the public, records of undertaken procedures, and most importantly, how may they promote experimentation? What are the emerging frameworks that may be detected?

Conference Committees

Organising committee
  • Dr Maria Theodorou, Leeds School of Architecture at Leeds Beckett University
  • Antigoni Katsakou, Leeds School of Architecture at Leeds Beckett University
Scientific Committee
  • Jonas Andersson, KTH and Swedish Agency for Participation, Stockholm
  • Jean-Pierre Chupin, Université de Montréal
  • Antigoni Katsakou, Leeds School of Architecture at Leeds Beckett University
  • Magnus Rönn, KTH Stockholm
  • Torsten Schmiedeknecht, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Maria Theodorou, Leeds School of Architecture at Leeds Beckett University
  • Elisabeth Tostrup, Oslo School of Architecture and Design
  • David Vanderburgh, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Leentje Volker, Delft University of Technology
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