Deadline: December 15, 2019
From Revival to Renewal
46th Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada
Université du Québec à Montréal – May 20-23, 2020
Call for Sessions
From the fields of architecture to heritage, and from urban planning to landscape architecture, the notions of “revival” and “renewal” are regularly put forth and come to question the practical experience of some or the theoretical considerations of others. The first, associated with historicism and eclecticism, is part of a tradition that originated in the Renaissance, although examples of re-use and of making historical references were common well before this period. Widely celebrated and practised, then gradually marginalized and even decried, revival has returned to the centre of debates with the rise of the movement for the preservation of heritage and the emergence of postmodernism. The second—and much more recent concept—is more generally associated with urban planning. It borrows both from the ideas of recycling and rehabilitation, as well as from the desire to transform and reinvent new forms of architecture. The notions of “revival” and “renewal” then refer, explicitly or more subtly, to questions of continuity and rupture. Despite the fundamental differences between these two notions, when taken together, they encourage us to think about the world and the environment in which a society develops, of creating a sense of belonging, and of positioning ourselves in relation to the past, the present and the future.
The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada will organize its 46th annual conference under the theme: “from revival to renewal.” The association wishes to discuss these themes in a transverse and inclusive way, through historical and contemporary approaches, whether at the scale of the building, the city, or the landscape.
The organizers invite interested persons to submit proposals for the organization of sessions on the themes presented above. Proposals will be accepted in different fields, such as:
- Heritage studies;
- Urban planning;
- Landscape architecture
- History of architecture, heritage, urban planning and landscape architecture.
Proposals will also be accepted from different angles, such as:
- Historical or empirical studies;
- Projects and creation;
- Intervention and requalification;
- Practical or theoretical issues.
Any proposal related in some way or other to the theme of the conference will be considered.
Please send session proposals no later than Sunday, December 15, 2019.
To the following address: moc.l1590555804iamg@1590555804CASS.15905558040202.1590555804CAES1590555804
A call for papers will follow at the beginning of January.
Photo: Alexandre Choquette / Tourisme Montréal