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ARbD’14 - Fourth International Conference on Architectural Research by Design
21.02.2014
entrega de resumos até 7 de Março


A ARbD’14 - Fourth International Conference on Architectural Research by Design convida investigadores e profissionais a contribuir com visões específicas através de artigos científicos a ser apresentados nos dias 8 e 9 de Maio de 2014.

Esta conferência, que pretende juntar academia e prática no buscar do conceito de "Research by Design" surge do encontro da ECATI - Escola de Comunicação, Arquitetura, Artes e Tecnologias da Informação da Universidade Lusófona com a Architectural Research in Europe Network Association (ARENA).

TEMAS

TEMA I
Knowledge
- Architectural knowledge: What kinds of knowledge are we talking about when we consider
research by design? Is it insight specific to architectural knowledge, or is it about method?

TEMA II
Methods
- Transparent processes of inquiry: What is the “process of inquiry” in architectural practice? In
what way can we talk about a research process that is based on the design process? And in
what way can we use the notion of transparency in relation to research by design? Is it possible
to demonstrate the value of research by design? How can we promote research by design as an
important methodology for spatial design and the creation of public space?

TEMA III
Communication and notation
- What kind of modes of communication should be considered to be adequate to the scientific
community? Architectural practice uses different types of notation, mainly drawings and
physical models, and nowadays a range of digital media, for communicating to the various
agents within the architectural industry, whereas ‘classical’ academic research tends to use
mainly verbal forms of communication. What type of notations can be used, and what kind of
weight should be given to each type, in architectural research by design?
- How can we communicate the creative process? Is it even possible to do so? Or should we
assume that in research by design only the more descriptive part of research can be explicitly
communicated?

TEMA IV
Evaluation and assessment
- How can we evaluate data and outcomes in the context of research by design? Should
originality, significance and rigour be the same in architectural practice as it is within research?
Who should make the assessment? Should recognized practicing architects, with no academic
positions, be appointed as members in the assessment process? Should relevance for practice,
theoretical and procedural consistency, transparency of the processes and outcomes, interdisciplinarity
and trans-disciplinarity, engagement with architectural competences and
experiences, be included as part of the assessment?
- Should ‘impact’ on society be a measure? It is in the nature of research by design that it should
be useful and have more engagement with the world outside academia?
- Also, what can we learn about research by design from other fields where it is more developed,
such as in industrial design?



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