February 26, 2016
by Elsa Lam
The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada is now accepting paper proposals for the 2016 conference for the following sessions:
• Values, Beliefs, Virtues: the Extraordinary Ordinary in Canadian Architecture
• Collective Memory, Public History, and the Architecture of Monuments and Memorials in Canada
• Churches: Past, Present, and Future
• Forgotten buildings, forgotten histories
• On Current Indigenous Architecture and Planning: Culture, Collective Memory and Traditional Design Cues
• Pioneer Architecture in the Canadian West
• New Approaches to the Study of Architecture in Canada
• Architecture and Affect (or, This Building Makes me Feel ____)
• Current Research
The theme for the conference is Saskatchewan Savoir-Faire: How Buildings Embody Knowledge. Canada’s architecture stores knowledge in a subtle way; it embodies our beliefs, values and worldviews. It contains insight into professional, cultural and academic understanding and the traditions of those who create and inhabit it. This year’s conference will explore how knowledge and know-how is transferred through the creation, study and use of the built environment.
Please submit paper proposals no later than March 11, 2016. The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada is a learned society whose membership includes architects, historians, planners, sociologists, ethnologists, and heritage professionals. Students in these disciplines are also encouraged to submit abstracts.
For more information, please visit http://www.canada-architecture.org/conference.aspx