Architecture and the Visual Arts

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Call for Papers
June 29, 2020
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Film and Film History, Urban History / Studies, Urban Design and Planning


As part of the conference, CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING HERITAGE, ARCHITECTURE, CITIES, ART, MEDIA, a special publication strand with Intellect Books is proposed to respond the work of the conference keynote, Dr. Richard Koeck. Director of the Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts. The book will be part of the Mediated Cities series.

Conference Dates: 29-30 June 2020

Conference Location: Canterbury, UK. University of Kent

Abstracts: 10th Feb 2020 (Round One)


Dr Koeck's areas of research include film and architecture and architecture's connection with visual arts and media more broadly. Books include: ‘Cities in Film: Architecture, Urban Space and the Moving Image’ (2008), ‘The City and the Moving Image’ (2010) and Cinematic Urban Geographies (2016), ‘Cine|Scapes: Cinematic Spaces in Architecture and Cities’ (Routlege, 2012).

As Director of CAVA (Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts) he coordinates a range of projects connected to these theme, including:

"IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK..." a participatory immersive mixed reality experience in the historic St. George's Hall of Liverpool; GHOST CINEMA APP, Cinematic Geographies of Battersea: Urban Interface and Site-Specific Spatial Knowledge; LUMIÈRE AND THE OVERHEAD RAILWAY, an exhibition at National Museums Liverpool: Lumière and the Overhead Railway, and more.


The Mediated Cities book series with Intellect Books is run by AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society), co-organisers of this conference. Previous books in the series:

- Narrating the City. Filmic Representations of City and Architecture. Intellect Books. 2020
- Transformations - Art and the City. Intellect Books. 2017
- Filming the City - Urban Documents, Design Practices and Social Criticism Through the Lens. Intellect Books. 2015
- Digital Futures and the City of Today - New Technologies and Physical Spaces. Intellect Books, 2014.
- Imaging the City - Art and Creative Practices.  Intellect Books. 2014



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Contact Info: 

Lorraine Gess / Rachel Menard