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CALL FOR PAPERS

Zagreb, March 27th
 
During the Unconference we have presented a first draft of Think Space Pamphlets. Papers were distributed among the participants as part of the Unconference Proceedings.The hard copy edition is yet to be published, but here's a pdf version of the document for the interested audience to read. 
Also, we would sincerely like to thank the authors who have attended the Unconference and presented their paper live: Nick Axel, Daniel KoehlerPedro PitarchEthel Baraona Pohl & Cesar Reyes Najera.
 
 
 
 
 

PAPERS PUBLISHED WITHIN THE UNCONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

01      Aaron White

Infinite Deferral: Olmstedian use and its Challengers

02     Anna Neimark & Andrew Atwood
Abstraction Returns: A Grid Proposal for the Island of Manhattan

03     Benjamin J Smith
Evaluating the Manifesto

04     Celia Faria
“HOMEd”: to be or not to be? “an HOME-ingfesto”

05     Cesar Losada Romero
Sensation, Sign, Situation.    

06     Daniel Koehler
Rereading Hilberseimer: Punktualization as an architectural method

07     Daniel Luis Martinez
When The Cathedrals Were Black / Mies' Spatial Cosmology

08     Emil Jurcan
Nomad Palace: Ten Theses on Architecture of Transit

09     Ethel Baraona Pohl & Cesar Reyes Najera
Transcoding Situationism

10      Heena Kokel
“Architecture” through user’s perception

11        Ishita Chatterjee
Through the Looking Glass

12       Juan Martinez Amores
Lifetime in Architecture

13       Kathy Velikov, Geoffrey Thun, Dan McTavish
Fragmentary Utopistics

14       Lee Aviv
Dismantling/Recouping: Peter Eisenman’s Engagement with Classical Architecture in the 1980s

15       Lucia Jalon Oyarzun
Acrobats in The Rooftops of Teheran

16       Luis E. Carranza
Longness, or the problem of Length

17       Marija Marić
From the Standing Perspective

18       Marissa Looby & Michael Holt
The Bilbao Fallout:The Incidental End of Theory and the Death of Postmodern Architecture

19       Nenad Stjepanovich
Linear Typologies – extended urban space

20     Neyran Turan
Against Gross

21       Nick Axel & Pedro Hernandez
Manifesto of the Copyist Party

22      Pedro Pitarch Alonso
From originalities to singularities [or how to lose our identity]

23      Reed P. Mariner
Personal Investigation Log, Case #273

24      Sarah Lyons
The Social from Empathic SpaceThe Blur Building

25      Slobodan Anđelić
The Athens Charter

26      Tigran Harutyunian
Architecture in non sustainable system

27      Tom Marble
Oblivious LA

28      Toni Gelabert
Contingent Architecture Manifesto

29      Wojciech Dzioubek
U S A G E  / A Tragicomedy In Two Acts

N.B. © It is not allowed to use text or images from any of the papers without prior contacting Think Space. It is, however, allowed to distribute the materials in it's full edition (through web page, blog... e.g.) without a special request.

ACCEPTED ABSTRACTS

Zagreb, October 24th

During the past days, the editorial board of the Think Space Pamphlets consisting of Ana Dana BerosSanja Cvjetko JerkovicLuka KorlaetAdrian Lahoud and myself took an effort and went thoroughly through a vast amount of proposals submitted from researchers, scholars, and practitioners for the first call for papers of the Think Space Pamphlets. As a result, 35 pieces holding several intriguing topics that were skilfully interwoven have been filtered out in order to meet the full paper submission deadline on 15 November 2012.

The inaugural issue of the Think Space Pamphlets is dedicated entirely to the discovery of new possibilities through the return to singular moments in the recent history of architecture. Through this methodological approach of reverse engineering, the issue’s contributing pieces aim to look back and hijack singular moments of disciplinary transformation in architectural discourse in order to discern how far and in what direction we have moved and might move in the future.

Today’s restless appearance of transformation and change in global flows of information, money and population manifesting themselves in a world condition, conceal an increasing sense of inertia, confusion and crisis. In ‘Risk Society’s Cosmopolitan Moment’ Ulrick Beck suggests that being at risk is the human condition at the beginning of the twenty-first century. He argues, while risk produces inequality and destabilization, it can be the catalyst for the construction of new institutions. But by looking back, holding a mirror to the discipline to reflect change, how might transformation be leveraged as an architectural opportunity for invention? Thus, I would like to further mention a promising selection of proposed essays that ultimately aim to anticipate conditions to think about a different kind of architecture that is not only a direct consequence of crisis but a more stable, flexible and long term ‘project’ in order to incorporate extreme conditions:
 
In his proposal ‘From originalities to singularities: Or how to lose out identities’ P. Pitarch states that contemporary architecture is defined by a migration from originalities to singularities and that contemporary identity is defined from singularities, inviting us not to create, and not to impose. E. Baraona Pohl and C. Reyes Nájera’s ‘Transcoding Situationism’ transposes Situationist doctrine into urban planning. In ‘Against Gross’ N. Turan proposes to re-write an unwritten manifesto for M. Ungers’ Grossform, re-enacting an imaginary and illustrated short story for the idea of scale framed around the idea of coincidentia oppositorum and inspired by M. Ungers’s articulation of non-scalar type-forms in the context of architectural urbanism. T. Mical’s ‘The Lloyd’s of London Building reconsidered as a Ballardian Crash’ draws from the literary mileau of J. G. Ballard, specifically his uncanny literary capture of the brittle surface-tension of uncanny late modern urban landscapes. In ‘When the cathedrals were black: Mies’ Spatial Cosmology’ D. Martinez proposes to debate whether it is possible to link M. van der Rohe’s recurring architectural language to the idea of ritual and if this reconstruction can provide the scaffolding for a spatial ethics. A. White’s ‘Central Park’ refers to both Aristotle and Marcel Mauss in order to give valuable insight on the changing relations between public space and property development in the history of New York City. In a survey of city bunkers and forgotten defensive infrastructures in ‘The re-destruction of Berlin: A retroactive proposal for city development’ M. Abbott raises the question whether the bunker architecture of Berlin could have been appropriated to redevelop the city. In ‘Oblivious LA T. Marble responds to R. Koolhaas’s Delirious New York, replacing his concept of the Culture of Congestion with the Culture of Indifference.
 
Lukas Pauer
Think Space Publications Coordinator
Boston, 22 October 2012

 

ACCEPTED ABSTRACTS

As we are only listing the accepted ones below, please find the Full Abstract Submission Results here.

no

author/authors

title

accepted

1

Aaron White

Central Park // Seagrams

accepted

2

Ana Ruiz

Supersuperficie [fig.1] of Aguégué [fig.2] goes forward

accepted

3

Anna Neimark, Andrew Atwood

A Grid Proposal for the Island of Manhattan

accepted

4

Benjamin J Smith

Evaluating the Manifesto

accepted

5

Celia Faria

“HOMEd”: to be or not to be? “an HOME-ingfesto”

accepted

6

Cesar Losada Romero

Sensation, Sign, Situation.

accepted

7

Daniel Kohler

Rereading Hilberseimer: Punktualization as an architectural method

accepted

8

Daniel Luis Martinez

WHEN THE CATHEDRALS WERE BLACK MIES’ SPATIAL COSMOLOGY

accepted

9

Emil Jurcan

Nomad palace: ten theses on architecture of transit

accepted

10

Ethel Baraona Pohl, Cesar Reyes Najera

Transcoding Situationism

accepted

11

Heena Kokel

“Architecture” through user’s perception

accepted

12

Ishita Chatterjee

Nothing to hide

accepted

13

Jacob Moore

New Age(d) Nationalism

accepted

14

Juan Martinez Amores

Lifetime in architecture

accepted

15

Kathy Velikov, Geoffrey Thun, Dan McTavish

Fragmentary Utopistics

accepted

16

Lee Aviv

Dismantling/Recouping: Peter Eisenman’s Engagement with Classical Architecture in the 1980s

accepted

17

Lucia Jalon Oyarzun

ACROBATS IN THE ROOFTOPS OF TEHRAN.

accepted

18

Luis E.Carranza

Longness

accepted

19

Margaret Arbanas

Manifesto?

accepted

20

Marija Marić

From the Standing Perspective

accepted

21

Marissa Looby, Michael Holt

The Incidental End of Theory and the Accidental Death of Architecture: The Fallout of the Bilbao Effect

accepted

22

Martin Abott

The re-destruction of Berlin. A retroactive proposal for city development.

accepted

23

Nenad Stjepanovic

Juxtaposition between advanced modern cities

accepted

24

Neyran Turan

AGAINST GROSS

accepted

25

Nick Axel, Pedro Hernandez

Manifesto of the Copyist Party

accepted

26

Pedro Pitarch Alonso

From originalities to singularities

[or how to lose our identity]

accepted

27

Sarah Lyons

The Social from Empathic SpaceThe Blur Building

accepted

28

Slobodan Anđelić

Chart of Athens

accepted

29

Sumaira Khalid

Urban Challenges in Dubai

accepted

30

Thomas Mical

The Lloyd's of London Building Reconsidered as a Ballardian Crash

accepted

31

Tigran Harutyunyan

Architecture in non sustainable system

accepted

32

Tom Marble

Oblivious LA// Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Economies

accepted

33

Tomislav Pletenac, Aneta Mudronja Pletenac

From iconic value to the cityscape, or…?

accepted

34

Toni Gelabert

CONTINGENT ARCHITECTURE MANIFESTO

accepted

35

Wojciech Dziubek

U S A G E  / A Tragicomedy In Two Acts

accepted

 

 

PAPER DEADLINES

Abstracts Submission Deadline:
10 September, 2012

Full Paper Submission Deadline:
15 November, 2012

To REGISTER, send your abstracts to
info@think-space.org with the authors’ short bio (up to 200 words) and contacts.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Think Space  PAST FORWARD Programme was pleased to announce its very first CALL FOR PAPERS, dedicating itself to writing and publishing critically about architecture on 24 July, 2012.

Conceived as a wide scale disciplinary intervention, Think Space PAST FORWARD platform uses a design competition, exhibition, symposium and publications as its tools. Along with this unique approach in which new forums for thought are created via new design objects, Think Space is for the very first time leaning on historical discourse which normally takes the form of reflection through writing.

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 BerošSanja Cvjetko JerkovićLuka 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.

 

PAPER  GUIDELINES

Abstract: 

Text upload: For the abstract, please submit as .doc, .docx, or .rtf. with max. 300 words and up to three images (paper_title_abstract.doc).
 
Full Paper:

- Text upload: For the full paper, please submit as .doc, .docx, or .rtf  (paper_title.doc).

- Paper size: A4.

- Length: Up to 12 pages including title, authors’ names, abstract, main text, citations. CVs and authors’ contact details will be submitted in the separated file (paper_title_authors.doc).

- Language: The text must be in English.

- Citation: We prefer endnotes as opposed to footnotes. Citation formats can vary, but The Chicago Manual of Style Documentation System 1 (Notes and Bibliography, not Author-Date) is preferred.

- In the case of copyrighted material, the names of copyright holders must be included as well. Authors are responsible for securing permissions to reprint copyrighted material. Any fees required to secure copyright permissions or use of figures are the responsibility of the authors.

- For images, please send .jpg, .tiff, or .psd format. Images will be uploaded separately, with the actual size and 300 dpi resolution. Physical dimensions should roughly correspond with projected print dimensions. They have to be named according to the title of the paper and numerated as indicated in the document. ’paper_title_image#,jpg or paper_title_table#.jpg’ Please DO NOT place images in the word file, just indicate the place of the image or table.

- For diagrams or vector drawings, please send .eps or .pdf format with fonts embedded or outlined. Line weights must be a minimum of 0.25 pt (when the image is scaled at 100%) in order to print properly. The submitted diagram or vector drawing may be placed at a smaller scale, in which case line weights would shrink, potentially causing them to break up. The designer may modify the diagram or vector drawing by thickening lines to compensate.

- Font for the whole document: Arial. Font size for the whole document: 12 pt.

- Use italics for non-English words, to emphasize text, and for all kinds of titles (books, plays, movies, and newspapers). Do not use italics for names of persons or organizations, or for geographical terms. Titles in italics are not put between quotation marks.

- Use single quotation marks for quotes. Use double quotation marks only for quotes inside quotes. Quotes up to two sentences are integrated in the text. Quotes longer than two sentences have to be set apart in a separate paragraph with the same formatting. Use italics for quotes.
 
To REGISTER, send your abstracts to info@think-space.org with the authors’ short bio (up to 200 words) and contacts.