Architectural Form in Relation to its Purposes

A Special Session on “Architectural Form in Relation to its Purposes”
as part of the 13
th Annual International Conference on Architecture
3-6 July 2023, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Architecture

The Architecture Unit of ATINER, will hold a Special Session on “Architectural Form in Relation to its Purposes” as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Architecture, 3-6 July 2023, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Architecture.

In the discipline of architecture, as pointed out by many intellectuals, in the current global panorama there is clearly a disconnection between theoretical research and the practice of making architecture.

Often the goals of architecture are confused with research in architecture. While we all agree that the goals of architecture are all positive, the problem is exposed at the methodological level as to how these goals are achieved from the formal point of view.

This special session within the Architecture Conference in Athens aims to collect scientific articles related to methodological research and the composition of architectural form in the current global panorama, which can focus on different purposes.

If nowadays the keywords that can be interpreted as the goals of architecture are for example sustainability or resilience, the research question on how the form of architecture could be sustainable, relational, or resilient, is almost never raised.

This session is open to papers that focus their research on the composition of form at the urban and/or architectural level in order to achieve the above goals.

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

Consistent with the theme of ATINER’s small academic events, all programs may include a few sessions on current topics in education and research.

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, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 23 May 2023 to: Dr. Llazar Kumaraku, Academic Member, ATINER & Head of Scientific Research Department, Polis University of Tirana, Albania. 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.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, 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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