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Approaches and methods in architectural research presented at NAF Symposium in Sweden

NAF Symposium 2019
13–14 June 
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden

Organised by the School of Architecture of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, NAF Symposium aims to display and reflect the current development of architectural research. The symposium is targeted to both academic professionals and practicing architects interested in recent advantages in research, education and design work.

The key interests of the symposium cover methodology, different approaches to research and collaboration within and outside the discipline between the offices and academia. According to the symposium the Nordic countries have a long tradition of architectural research and formalised PhD education, and currently the Scandinavian model, with its strong environments for innovation and societal impact, is attracting a growing international interest.

Main themes in the symposium:

  1. Material, Building design and programming
  2. Urban, rural and regional landscapes
  3. Renegotiating architectural practice and profession
  4. Heritage, conservation and history

More detailed descriptions of the themes on Chalmers’s website through this link.

Keynote speakers are Professor Isabell Doucet from Chalmers University of Technology, Senior Lecturer Karl Kropf from Oxford Brookes University and Associate Professor Jennifer Mack from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

The Nordic Association of Architectural Research NAAR (Nordisk Arkitekturforskning NAF) is an independent, non-profit association of architectural researchers from universities and schools of architecture in the Nordic countries.

Conference fee 150 euros for PhD students and 250 euros for others (researchers, teachers and practicing architects). Registration is open until 10th of June.

Programme and more information available at the NAF Symposium website through this link.