Call for Papers: ARCHTHEO '15 / Architecture and Criticism

V. of the ARCHTHEO '15 / Theory of Architecture Conference Series will concentrate on the relationship of 'Architecture and Criticism' as an internal part of architectural theory. ARCHTHEO '15 will be held between October 30 and November 1, 2015 at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Texts, criticism, historiography, historical discussions, writings, case studies and multidisciplinary studies are going to be the main topics of the conference. 

The first of the theory of architecture conference series ARCHTHEO has been held in 2011 at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University focusing on the possibility of the theory without the backing of the practice or built environment. The title was, therefore, "Theory for the Sake of the Theory" in an emphatic fashion. In 2012, the discussion centered on the Living and space, the main has been chosen as "House&Home' in particular. ARCHTHEO '13 focused on the two leading roles in architecture, the architect and the so-called 'user' and  'Creativity, Autonomy and Function' has proved to be fruitful discussion theme. Last year, 'Architecture and Text' has been discussed. 

Since 2011, a total of 301 presentations by scholars from different places of the world has been hosted by ARCHTHEO Conferences and four proceedings and a book of selected papers has been published.

Venue of ARCHTHEO '15


Şunu daha büyük bir haritada görüntüle: Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi

CFP for ARCHTHEO '13: Creativity, Autonomy, Function


ARCHTHEO Conference was convened under the title “Theory for the Sake of the Theory” on 2011 and under the title “House & Home” on the year 2012. The conference gained a special place within the theory of architecture thanks to valuable presentations by over 250 academicians.
ARCHTHEO ’13 sets sail for new discussions under the title of “Creativity, Autonomy and Function”. The question whether the architectural creativity depends on an independent aesthetical productivity or on an engineer-like problem solving approach, still holds today.