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2018 Intersections Paper Proceedings By ACSA Press
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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) are dedicated to the INTERSECTION of Education, Research and Practice. Since 2015, we have... More > offered Intersections Symposium, a series of research sessions derived from a competitive, peer-review process, which address a specific theme. This Proceedings addresses design and resilience through the lens of technological, social, and ecological perspectives and is the product of the 2018 Intersections Symposium on Design and Resilience held June 22, 2018, at the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City.< Less
2018 Annual Meeting Paper Proceedings By ACSA Press
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In its material, cultural, and economic effects, architecture poses essential and unavoidable ethical quandaries and challenges. In its performative capacity to express ideology, architecture is... More > inexorably entangled in questions of power and legitimation. As part of an interconnected global economic infrastructure that consumes natural resources at an alarming rate, architecture raises new and pressing questions with which educators, practitioners, and students must engage. Architecture as practice and as discipline and pedagogy struggles to solve problems and to advance culture. Within this struggle the discipline faces an ambiguity of values and agenda. The relationship between these two purposes, problem solving and cultural advancement, often exists as a rift, a great chasm filled with nuanced dilemmas related to ethics and power.< Less
2018 Annual Meeting Project Proceedings By ACSA Press
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In its material, cultural, and economic effects, architecture poses essential and unavoidable ethical quandaries and challenges. In its performative capacity to express ideology, architecture is... More > inexorably entangled in questions of power and legitimation. As part of an interconnected global economic infrastructure that consumes natural resources at an alarming rate, architecture raises new and pressing questions with which educators, practitioners, and students must engage. Given that there is an infinitely ethical dimension to every aspect of architecture, the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting will seek to solicit wide reflection on the ethical challenges of architecture in a world in flux.< Less
2017 Fall Conference Proceedings By ACSA Press
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The Remote is both a tangible and imaginary space that lures us from our hectic lives and contested contexts into other, more distant worlds. Few terrains embody this sirens’ call more than the... More > American Desert whose majestic and beguiling frontiers were described by Reyner Banham as an evocative combination of “elation and bewilderment.” The Fall 2017 ACSA Conference, Crossings between the Proximate and Remote, embraces these observations and welcomes an expansion and meditation on them. We, as architects and artists, are increasingly compelled to cross the boundaries of our disciplinary practices with other practices, perceptions and realities. As such, the Conference purposefully alludes to Cormac McCarthy’s writings about this landscape, which like Judd’s work, unexpectedly link bodies of knowledge and experience into a virtuoso artistic synthesis.< Less

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