The conference will explore the relationship between architecture and rivers at a number of scales, from the geographical, topographical, through the urban, infrastructural, down to that of the individual building or space. It seeks to examine the interface between terrain and water through the techniques and cultures of landscape, urban, architectural and material history and design, and through cross-cultural studies in art, literature, and social and cultural history.
The conference is deliberately wide-ranging, and seeks contributions from scholars and practitioners with specific interests in the architecture of the river, in its widest sense. We welcome contributions dealing with rivers and architecture from contemporary designers.
The conference organisers are
Dr. Gerald Adler G.Adler@kent.ac.uk
Dr. Manolo Guerci M.Guerci@kent.ac.uk
It is our intention to explore riverine architecture through four distinct strands, and we ask that you submit your abstract in one of the following categories:
1 individual buildings and their relationship with water
2 urban ensembles
3 historical and theoretical viewpoints
4 wider topographical approaches ranging from cities to landscapes.
You should submit an abstract not exceeding 500 words in length outlining the theme of your paper.
The paper should be anonymous, i.e. it should not indicate your name
It should be submitted as a pdf file, and saved as follows: surname-title-riverine.pdf (e.g. adler-venice-riverine.pdf)
It should be emailed to
Submission by 12.00 Fri 25th October, ‘13
Confirmation of Acceptance Fri 15h November, ‘13
It is the intention of CREAte to publish a scholarly book based on selected contributions to the conference
The conference is hosted by CREAte
The Centre for Research in European Architecture
KSA_ Kent School of Architecture
University of Kent, Canterbury Kent CT2 7NR, UK