ARCHTHEO '15 / IX. Theory and History of Architecture Conference

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November 5, 2015 to November 7, 2015
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Social History / Studies, Social Sciences, Urban History / Studies


IX. 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 November 5 and November 7. 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 since 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. The conferences, which has the focus on history rather than theory has started even earlier, in 2010. Architecture and Media, Architecture and Art, Interactions in the History, Architecture and Politics have the main themes of the events.

Contact Info: 

Mrs. Hande Tulum

Academic Coordinator