The Think Space Past Forward Programme just launched its very first Call for Papers, dedicating itself to writing and publishing critically about architecture. Known for using design competitions, exhibitions, symposiums and publications as its tools, they are leaning on historical discourse which normally takes the form of reflection through writing for the very first time. The deadline for abstracts is September 10 with the final paper due no later than October 10. More information after the break.
Recent history is an unlikely category, falling in the unfashionable epistemic gap before the contemporary, and after history ‘proper’. The PAST FORWARD Call for Papers enters this space by looking back to the recent era, but also much deeper into the history of architecture, aiming to question and problematize notions of originality within architectural discourse. As part of the 2012 cycle of competitions curated by Adrian Lahoud, organized by the Zagreb Society of Architects, and initiated by Lukas Pauer, Think Space is calling for PAST FORWAD papers in the following fields of inquiry: 1: Architectural Manifestoes (for example by rewriting the Futurist Manifesto, Chart of Athens, or S,M,L,XL) 2: Iconic Architecture (for example by reconstructing Unité d’Habitation, Centre Georges Pompidou or Yokohama Port Terminal) 3: CityScapes (for example by replanning Brasilia, Tokyo or Ciudad de Mexico) The papers will be reviewed by Adrian Lahoud, Think Space PAST FORWARD guest curator, Ana Dana Beroš, Sanja Cvjetko Jerković, Luka Korlaet, Programme Board, and Lukas Pauer, Think Space editor-at-large. The selected papers will be published in Think Space Pamphlets which will accompany the Unconference at Lauba & Past Forward exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture this fall, and will be distributed worldwide. Authors of the selected papers will have the opportunity to present their work at the Unconference at Lauba, Zagreb. For more information, please visit here.