This Year’s Conference

Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada

48th Annual Conference

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

May 31–June 3, 2023

Call for Papers: SSAC 2023 Annual Conference

The Call for Papers is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a paper proposal. Conference registration details are forthcoming.

Cast in Place

The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada is now accepting paper proposals for its 48th annual conference under the theme Cast in Place. Our conference will feature an opening reception evening on Wednesday, paper sessions on Thursday and Friday, tours, a coach excursion on Saturday, and a concluding banquet. Several events are planned.

Researchers, professionals, and students from any discipline whose work relates to the built environment in Canada are invited to submit an abstract relating to one of the following sessions. Session descriptions can be found at the links below.

  1. Social Justice and the Built Environment
  2. Cast in (an undesirable) place: socio-spatial inequalities in the built environment
  3. Queering Canada’s Built Environment: Breaking the Mold
  4. Heritage in Architectural Education
  5. Wellbeing in Architecture/the Architecture of Wellbeing
  6. Churches and Communities
  7. Concrete Communities: From Apartment Neighbourhoods to Condo Construction
  8. Conservation of Early-20th-Century Reinforced Concrete
  9. Cast in Place… and then what? Post-WWII Concrete, Conservation and Creative Heritage Approaches
  10. Terra Cotta and Cast Decoration in Early-20th-Century Canadian Architecture
  11. Current Research

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Include the following in your submission:

  • Number and title of the session your proposal addresses
  • Abstract of not more than 250 words
  • One-page CV

Please send submissions to no later than March 10, 2023 at 12 pm MST (extended deadline).

Paper proposals will be assessed by a scientific committee including session chairs and members of the Society. Depending on available funds, financial support for the travel expenses of students may be provided following the conference.

The SSAC supports inclusive dialogue and encourages perspectives illuminating the influence and experience of gendered and sexually diverse, BIPOC, and disabled communities.

We acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations).  The city of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.

Photo: UNESCO Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site (cliffs at right), showing the Interpretive Centre with the (cast-in place concrete) museum built into the cliff and tipis pitched on the prairie in the foreground. © Alberta Culture (2009)

Past Conferences

2022 Montreal, QC

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2019 Halifax, NS

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2018 St. John’s, NL

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2017 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

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2016 Regina, SK

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2015 Annapolis Royal, NS

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2014 Fredericton, NB

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2013 Edmonton, AB

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2012 Ottawa, ON

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2011 Arvida, QC

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2010 Lunenburg, NS

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2009 Toronto, ON

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2008 Yellowknife, NWT

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2007 Montréal, QC

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