Call for papers / colloquium The laboratory in twentieth-century art and architecture 26-27 May 2020

On Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 May 2020, we organise a colloquium about the laboratory in twentieth-century art and architecture. This will take place at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture’s NYhub in New York City (Flanders House – New York Times Tower, 38th floor).
The colloquium will investigate the various ways in which practitioners across the arts and architecture have adopted the practices, settings and metaphors of the laboratory over the course of the twentieth century.

* This event is organised by the KU Leuven Research Group Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past (ARP) and the KU Leuven Institute for Philosophy (Centre for Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Culture). It is part of the research project ‘Architectural Space Thought and Taught. Trading Zones of the Concept of Space, 1945-1980’ lead by Rajesh Heynickx, Filip Mattens and Stéphane Symons.
* This event also forms part of the FWO-funded Scientific Research Network ‘Texts ≈ Buildings: Dissecting Transpositions in Architectural Knowledge (1880-1980)’, based at the KU Leuven Department of Architecture.

A keynote lecture will be delivered by Jorge-Otero Pailos (Columbia University).

For the colloquium, a call for papers has been issued to invite researchers working on this topic to present their work at the event. Paper proposals (abstracts of max. 500 words accompanied by a one-page CV) should be sent to before 1 March 2020.

Extensive information about the colloquium as well as the requirements for the call can be found in the following document:

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