Call for Abstracts

Teachers Conference 2011 - Performative Practices

2011 Teachers Seminar
Performative Practices: Architecture and Engineering in the Twenty-First Century
June 16-18, 2011 / New York, New York
Co-chairs / Kiel Moe, Northeastern University / William Braham, University of Pennsylvania
Host School / Parsons The New School for Design


Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 7, 2011

This year's Teachers Seminar will feature multiple formats for presentation and interaction. Please see the call for papers below, with a submission deadline of January 7, 2011. 

Abstracts on the following topics are sought that address a range of pedagogical and practice topics related to performative practices. These topic sessions will be paired with a subsequent session of invited speakers and conversations. Selected abstracts will be documented in a digital proceedings (with a printable option) and delivered in fifteen minute presentations in their respective sessions. Submitted abstacts should be no longer than 500 words and prepared for blind review.

Paper Session 1: Context of Performative Practices 
  • Historical and current contexts of architecture and engineering pedagogies and practices; shifts in professional and academic culture: how have we, how do we practice?
Paper Session 2: Interdisciplinary/Transdisciplinary Practices 
  • Interdisciplinary/Transdisciplinary research initiatives in practice and the academy.
  • How do we think through them? What’s different? What new methodologies?
Paper Session 3: Interdisciplinary/Transdisciplinary Pedagogies
  • What should architects and engineers be learning differently in the twenty-first century? 
  • Peer-reviewed papers on the best integrated curricula in schools today.
  • How do we think through them and teach them? What’s different? What new vocabulary? What new methodologies? 
Invited Panel/Plenary Discussion Sessions
Panel Session 1: Architects in Performative Practices 
     Current performative practices in architecture
Panel Session 2: Adjacent Performative Practices: Cars, Products, Systems
     Current performative practices in related, hybridized fields 
Panel Session 3: Towards Performative Practices: Architecture and Engineering in the Twenty-First Century 
     Engineering and Architecture Roundtable discussion