CA²RE @ PEP TU-Berlin 2018-Sep-28-Oct-1

CA²RE @ PEP TU-Berlin 2018-Sep-28-Oct-1

CA²RE, the Conference for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research will be hosted in September 2018 at the Institute for Architecture of the Technische Universität Berlin, in association with the Architectural Research European Network Association (ARENA), the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA). CA2RE is intended to bring together senior staff and early-career researchers to improve research quality through an intensive peer review at key intermediate stages. It wishes to contribute to the open and diverse fields that exist in architectural and artistic research, gathering all kind of approaches.

This includes subjects such as environmental design, sustainable development, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design/ urbanism, music, performing arts, visual arts, product design, social design, interaction design, etc. One of the objectives is to support early-career researchers, PhD students and Postdocs in the fields of architecture and the arts, and to improve the quality of their research. Another objective is to show that senior researchers CARE about the work that is being done by more junior researchers.

The conference will support established research methods, but especially welcomes new and emerging fields such as research by design and artistic/creative practice. There will be a special focus on prototypes and artifacts.

The event will invite researchers, at whatever stage of their research, to meet and participate in two-way discussions. Above all, CA²RE wishes to offer a lively, diverse and inclusive environment that brings together young researchers within a multi-disciplinary setting. Early-career researchers, doctoral students and post-docs can present their research project to experienced researchers and have their work discussed by international panels in these diverse fields.

The TU Berlin CA²RE event is the fourth in the CA²RE series, following the Ghent early-April 2017 initiative of the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture, the second CA²RE conference at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, and the third on April 2018 at the Aarhus School of Architecture. Further editions will be hosted in other cities across Europe. The March/April 2019 event will be hosted by the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Architecture. In September/October 2019 we move back to Ghent, and in March/April 2020 our host is the Glasgow School of Art.


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During this two-day event, the selected participants will present their PhD research for 30 minutes each, and then it will be discussed and peer-reviewed by an international panel (composed of senior researchers and post-docs) for another 30 minutes. The presentations can include the now traditional formats such as Powerpoint, Prezi, etc., but the organisers would particularly welcome other kinds of contributions such as prototypes, artifacts, exhibitions, performances, etc. Depending on the number of participants that are selected, parallel sessions will be organised if necessary. It is preferable that all participants attend the full weekend, including the Friday evening keynote and the Monday morning session on research methods for PhDs and supervisors as the conference is framed as a collective experience that will be important for the learning process and for networking.

Registration fee includes printing of poster, information material, conference dinner, coffee breaks: 150 Euros


January 2018 Call
14 May Abstract Submission opens
11 June Abstract submission deadline, registration opens
02 July Notification of Acceptance
31 August Poster Submission Deadline/Registration Deadline
28 September – 01 October Conference




Prof. Dr. Matthias Ballestrem, Prof. Dr. Ignacio Borrego, Prof. Donatella Fioretti, Prof. Ralf Pasel, Prof. Jürgen Weidinger