Architexture 2008: Textual and Architectural Spaces


Date: April 15 – 17, 2008
Venue: Glasgow, UK

A collaboration between the University of Strathclyde\’s Departments of Architecture and English Studies.

This interdisciplinary conference investigates the relationships between architectural and literary constructions of space. It will explore the influence of spatial theories within literary texts; consider how writers evoke and represent a sense of place; and invite new perspectives on the aesthetic, physical, and social functions of texts in the design, production and consumption of the built environment. The conference also aims to discuss these insights within the context of Glasgow. The social and performance events – to include a champagne reception at the City Chambers, a walking tour of the Necropolis, a trip down the Clyde, and visits to the old industrial and residential areas of the city – will encourage participants to reflect on the connections between their ,,academic” and other uses of text and space.

We welcome a wide range of disciplinary theorisations of the concepts of text and space, literature and architecture. This international event aims to bring together scholars, artists, architects, writers, urban planners and filmmakers and many other interested individuals and organisations. We are happy to accept contributions in any media but proposals for 20-minute presentations and 10-minute A2 poster sessions, focused around the following Architextural themes are invited.

Abstracts of Papers (300 words max.) to