IFW 2015

Interiors Forum World 2015

Living and Inhabiting in an Age of Migrations


21-22 May 2015
Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy





Call for Papers / Conference

OBSOLESCENCE and RENOVATION – 20th Century Housing in the New Millennium


14-15 December, 2015
University of Seville, Spain


Abstract deadline: 1 September 2015


Today, approximately 80% of people live in buildings that are thirty years old or more. Around 50% of people live in houses that are fifty years old and more. The possible obsolescence of this housing stock is a critical issue – both across the continent of Europe and beyond. The reasons for this obsolescence are various: changing lifestyles; changed demographics; an aging population; poor quality of construction; the emergence of new communities etc.

The complexity of the issues faced involve an understanding of the architectural, the urban, the technological and the socioeconomic. Reflecting this complexity, the OBSOLESCENCE and RENOVATION conference welcomes contributions from interior designers, architects, planners, sociologists, housing experts, community organisers and more.

You will join international colleagues in a critical debate about a global and local issue.


Key Dates:

  • 01 September 2015: Abstract Submissions
  • 14-15 December 2015. Conference
  • 01 April 2016: Publication of Full papers begins


Details: http://architecturemps.com/seville/


Call for Papers / Conference

ATINER 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture


6-9 July, 2015
Athens, Greece


Abstract deadline: 11 May 2015


The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a world association of academics and researchers, organizes its 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture, 6-9 July 2015, Athens, Greece. Please submit a 300-word abstract before 11 May 2015, by email (atiner@atiner.com), addressed to Dr. Nicholas Patricios, Head, Architecture & Engineering Research Unit, ATINER & Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA.

Please include with this order:

  • Title of Paper
  • First Name, Family name of all co-authors
  • Current Position of all co-authors
  • Institutional Affiliation (University/Organization) of all co-authors
  • Country of all co-authors
  • an email address of all co-authors
  • at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission.

Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.

Should you wish to participate in the Conference as a chair of a session, evaluate papers which are 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 & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).


Job / Politecnico di Milano


The Politecnico di Milano International Fellowships is a new R&D funding program designed to attract young, bright and highly motivated post-doc researchers from all over the world. The program is part of a wider strategy of our University that aims to enhance the internationalization of competences, research activities and key actors.

Politecnico di Milano offers 11 positions for research grants lasting 2 years (with possible renewal for 1 additional year), open to the following research areas:


The Post-Docs will work together with selected R&D groups belonging to the Departments of Politecnico di Milano.

Each research grant has a value of 35,000 € per year (gross of fees charged to the contractor). The deadline for the submission of the proposals is 25th May 2015. The call for applicants and documents useful to submit the applications are available on the Polimi website.


Call for Papers / Journal

AIS/Design. Storia e Ricerche – n. 7 (dicembre 2015)

Il design al lavoro: la storia del progetto fra studio e impresa

a cura di Fiorella Bulegato e Dario Scodeller


Abstract deadline: 8 June 2015


“AIS/Design. Storia e ricerche” è la rivista on line, a libero accesso e peer-reviewed, dell’Associazione italiana degli storici del design. La rivista opera per l’avanzamento della ricerca in tutti gli ambiti della storia del design e per la pubblicazione della ricerca scientifica di qualità.
Il numero 7, coordinato da Fiorella Bulegato e Dario Scodeller, è dedicato al lavoro del designer nelle differenti forme in cui esso si è manifestato e concretizzato a partire dagli anni trenta del Novecento, nei campi del product, del visual e dell’exhibit design. Ci si propone di indagarne, assumendo un punto di vista interno alla dimensione professionale, il rapporto fra l’autonomia progettuale e i vincoli o le opportunità rappresentati dai contesti organizzativi, produttivi e distributivi – propri di aziende e istituzioni – nei quali il designer si è trovato ad operare.


Call for Papers / Journal

Log 35

Fall 2015


Submission Deadline: May 25, 2015


Log 35 is an open issue.

Log accepts unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished work, including, but not limited to, writings, drawings, and photos.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to log [at] anycorp.com. Please announce your submission in the subject line.

Due to the volume of submissions, we can only respond to authors whose articles we expect to publish. Contact will be made within 45 days of each issues submission deadline.

Please submit manuscripts as .doc or .docx files with proper supporting apparatus (image credits, captions, and endnotes). Length of essays may vary, but we rarely can accept essays over 5000 words. You must include a short bio with your submission including contact info. While we work with authors to refine submitted papers, we request that all submitted essays be carefully edited and as complete as possible (with all necessary supporting material provided, as above). Please consult The Chicago Manual of Style for appropriate stylistic standards for text and footnotes. Provide illustrations and images in low resolution format.

Observations are 100–300 words with one large image (1/4- to 1/2-page).




Making a Home: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Domestic Interior


6-8 May, 2015
University of Sussex, UK


Registration deadline: Apr 18, 2015


This three-day interdisciplinary conference will feature academic papers that explore the question of what makes a home and how homes make us. Papers will consider homes both past and present and from a variety of perspectives such as material culture studies, art history, gender studies, anthropology, postcolonial studies, critical race studies, and geography. Attendees can register via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=16220479892).



biografie inedite di cento oggetti


23 March – 19 April
Spazio Ex Verniciature Allestimenti Portanuova
Via Adamello 9, Milano


A cura di / curated by
Arnaldo Arnaldi / Audrey Cadonà / Davide Fabio Colaci / Chiara Filios / Marialessandra Luccioli / Rossella Tomassini / Silvia Zauli

con il contributo di / contributors
Chiara Alessi / Angela Rui



Domani sera
Opening Cocktail Party
ore 18:30

Spazio Ex Verniciature Allestimenti Portanuova
Via Adamello 9, Milano



I limiti dell’intervento

L’orizzonte oikologico dell’architettura

International Seminar & Design Workshop


9-19 may, 2015
Universitatea de Arhitectură şi Urbanism Ion Mincu, București (România)


Directors: prof. Marius Marcu Lapadad & prof. Agostino Bossi

Organitation: Oana Diaconescu

Contacts & Info: pierluigi.salvadeo@polimi.it (for Politecnico di Milano students); bossi@unina.it (for other Schools students)


Job / Northumbria University

Positions for Senior Lecturer (x3) and Reader in Architecture

Northumbria University, Newcastle


The Department of Architecture and Built Environment of the Northumbria University is now advertising:






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