Envisioning Architecture Conference 2011

15 August 2011 | 8:00 - 17 September 2011 | 18:00
location: BK City
by M&C

From 14 to 17 September 2011, the 10th conference of the European Architectural Envisioning Association (EAEA) will be held at the faculty of Architecture TU Delft.

The conference series focuses on the visualisation of architecture and this year’s themes will be composition, perception, representation and education.


A call for abstracts for the 10th EAEA conference led this year to more than fifty proposals, from which forty papers have been selected for presentation and publication at the conference. The contributions will be from international institutions from Europe the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Slovakia, Austria and Turkey), the Americas (Brazil and the United States) and the Far East (Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Korea, Japan and New Zealand). All papers concentrate on the themes of composition, perception, representation and education.

The European Architectural Envisioning Associaton

The EAEA was formerly known as European Architectural Endoscopy Association and started as a gathering of professionals who examined the visualization practice in architecture. The focus was on visual simulation of the effects of environmental interventions using optical instruments: ‘capturing’ photographic or analogue (video) images using physical scale models, generally using a viewing pipe.

From the first session onward the exclusive focus on optical endoscopy began to shift, first gradually, then more and more steadily towards other environmental visualization opportunities, notably using digital media. Apart from the quality and content of visualization, the aspect of the Modelling as such also became a recurring theme. Noteworthy developments included the increasingly adaptable, distinctive and indeed elegant modes of digital representation, but also the use of (digital) photography and film, the opportunities of combined media and graphics, but also the introduction of disciplines such as Experimental Aesthetics and Virtual Archaeology.

Because of this shift the name of the association was eventually changed into European Architectural Envisioning Association. This new namefittingly evokes the shared ambitions for a dynamic architectural visualisation practice and the continued exchange of ideas concerning the imaginative conception of future environments

Programme (provisional):

Wednesday, the 14th of September 2011

  • Registration at the Faculty of Architecture
  • Welcome by the Dean and the conference organisers 
  • Paper session 1
  • Keynote address 1: prof. Michiel Riedijk, Delft, the Netherlands and Neutelings Riedijk architects (lecture hall A)

Evening: conference dinner in Delft

Thursday, the 15th of September 2011

  • Paper session 2

Lunch in the South Atrium / Form Studies hall BK

  • Paper session 3
  • Keynote address 2: prof. Francis D.K. Ching, Seattle, USA (lecture hall A)

(Evening: meeting of the Scientific Committee EAEA with delegates of the DCA)

Friday, the 16th of September 2011

  • Paper session 4

Lunch in the South Atrium / Form Studies hall BK

  • Paper session 5
  • Keynote address 3: prof. Ralf Weber, Dresden, Germany (lecture hall A)

Evening: conference dinner at the Science Centre TU Delft

  • Official closing and evaluation EAEA10

Saturday, the 17th of September 2011 – morning and afternoon

  • Excursion Randstad Holland / Rotterdam including a visit to Dutch Architecture Institute (NAi).

More information

For more information: http://tinyurl.com/eaea10.


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