Architecture as a Scene of Visual Culture

A Stream on “Architecture as a Scene of Visual Culture”
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Architecture
9-12 July 2018, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the Athens Journal of Architecture
and the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts

The Arts & Culture Unit and the Architecture Unit of ATINER are organizing A Stream on “Architecture as a Scene of Visual Culture”, 9-12 July, 2018 as part of  the 8th Annual International Conference on Architecture sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts and the Athens Journal of Architecture.

The aim of the stream is to bring into dialogue the current issues of Architecture with their related fields of Aesthetics, Design, Technology, Sustainability, Restauration/Renovation, Passive/Renewable Architecture, Metropolis, as well as with their correspondent concepts within the Visual Culture, such as Pleasure/Happiness, Production, AI/AR (Virtual, Augmented Reality), Image and Brain Theory, Memory, Authenticity, Open City etc. The semantic itself of the word “architecture” has increasingly changed, and even the interest of the architects is reoriented toward new ways to see their own profession.

So, from the “architecture” per se as “giving matter of an abstract, inorganic form created by human understanding”, as it is acknowledged by Hegel’s aesthetics system, to the architecture as a vast stage that surrounds us by making itself, at the same time, the object of our visual universe, there is a dynamic shift in the visual experience to depict. Therefore, the call is to focus on academics and researchers, but also to address the interest of the practitioner architects, that will be able to present specific case studies in order to provide relevant enquiries between the most innovative developments in architecture nowadays, keeping alive, at the same time, the aspect of it as the art of building the living space, and the intrinsic specificity of architecture as a scene of Visual Culture.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 28 May 2018, by email, to, Dr. Bianca Predoi, Academic Member, ATINER and Architect & Associate Lecturer, Ion Mincu University of Architecture & Urbanism, Romania. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (  

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