Architecture in the Clouds
Architecture has always existed in the in-between: between practice and theory, construction and design, practicality and fantasy. From urges to build ever taller, to its engagement with aerial views, to its connections with the divine, architecture can be said to have its head in the clouds. Along with its material realities, architecture is shaped by an amorphous, ever-changing mindscape, carried on and contributing to the winds of social, political and cultural change. Today ‘the cloud’ also connotes our unprecedented moment of digitization and its impacts on architectural production, research and education. How have Canadians mediated the material and ephemeral aspects of architecture? What architectural dreams are embedded in Canada’s built landscape? How have past dreams been realized or thwarted, and what do we envision for the future?
The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada will organize its first fully digital annual conference under the theme: “Architecture in the Clouds” May 27-31, 2021. We anticipate traditional paper sessions, as well as roundtables, lightning talks and other presentation formats making up year’s program. The conference will also include online public lectures and virtual tours, as well as other outreach and social activities.
Deadline: February 28, 2021.