Call for Papers

“Architecture Connects”

Strategies for the co-production of architectural knowledge.

(The Call for Papers is now closed).

Architecture Connects is an international conference on architectural education and research that collaborates with people in real world contexts. This includes any external collaboration that engages academics and students in learning, practice or research in order to create new knowledge. These strategies are often inter-disciplinary, innovative, and subject to the change occurring in the world around them. This means that they are complex and closely connected to the society where they take place. The conference encourages multi-disciplinary participants and offers them opportunities to disseminate their work to a variety of audiences: multi-disciplinary panels, academic paper presentations; expertise-sharing workshops; online and physical exhibitions of project case studies and films. The conference welcomes a diversity of contributions from established and early career researchers; teachers; students; practitioners; co-professionals; collaborators and experts from other fields.aaeAlogo_sm.pngExamples include:

inter-disciplinary projects in external contexts; collaboration with external organisations, non-academic partners or local communities; live projects; design build education; public interest design; stakeholder engagement; field work; research-based education; practice-based learning; and participatory design practices.

Inter-disciplinary contributions welcomed including related fields such as:

building performance and technology; development and emergency practice; art practice; regeneration; digital craft; anthropology; sustainability; activism; pedagogy; sociology; professional practice; wellbeing; culture and heritage; related design fields; construction industry; social entrepreneurship.

Submission Guidelines

Paper and Workshop proposals
Selection via double blind peer review. Papers selected will be allocated a 20 minute slot for their presentation. Findings from papers should be presented rather than simply read out verbatim. Selected workshops will be allocated a 60 minute slot. Paper presentations and workshops will take place on 7 or 8 September.

Films and Case Studies for Exhibition
Selection via panel of conference organising committee. Selected Case Studies will be displayed in the exhibition accompanying the conference. Authors will be given the opportunity to introduce their work. Films will be shown at a premiere and also shown on a loop as part of the conference exhibition.


All abstracts and case study / film descriptions will be included in the ISBN online conference proceedings. Paper authors will be invited to submit a text of their paper for the proceedings. The proceedings will include a peer reviewed track for authors wishing to have their paper peer reviewed. A selection of Papers will be included in a special themed issue of the aae peer-reviewed journal, Charrette.

Submission and Notification Schedule

20 February 2017 – Deadline for abstract submission extended to 6 March 2017

6 March 2017 – Deadline for abstract submission for Papers and Workshop proposals.

18 April 2017 – Notification of acceptance for Papers and Workshops.

3 July 2017 – Deadline for Case Study and Film submission. Also for Full Papers where author wishes to join the Peer Review Track in the Proceedings.

4 July 2017Extended Deadline for Early Bird registration.

7 August 2017 – Deadline for submission of Full Papers (non-Peer Reviewed Track), Workshop descriptions, Case Studies and Films for the Exhibition. Confirmation by Authors of their participation in the conference via Registration for the conference.

6 September 2017 – Publication of online Conference Proceedings. Conference launch.

Submission Instructions for submission of Accepted Work for Proceedings

Please read the style guide below and use the appropriate template below for your submission.

The aae conference 2017 uses “Conftool” as a conference management system. In order to submit contributions, authors will be required to create a free Conftool account here. You can create an account now and upload/edit your files till the deadline.

Once you have created your account go to > overview > your submissions > submit your contribution. Choose the type of contribution you want to submit and follow the instructions on that page.

Format for Proceedings / Exhibition

>Paper Presentation for Proceedings (3,000-6,000 word paper with references as endnotes. Word document plus max. 5 images for Proceedings.)

>Workshop Description for Proceedings (500-1,000 word project description. Word document plus max. 3 images for Proceedings.)

>Case Study for Conference Exhibition and Proceedings (500-1,000 word project description. Word document plus max. 3 images for Proceedings. InDesign document for Exhibition poster plus max. 9 images.)

> Film for Conference Exhibition and Proceedings (500-1,000 word project description. Word document plus 2-3 minute film file)

Style Guide

Please use the Abstract Template (below) for Paper Abstracts and Workshop Proposals.

Following acceptance, please use the correct templates (below) for your full submission: the Full Paper Template or the Workshop / Case Study / Film Description Template.

For referencing and bibliography instructions please use the MHRA Style Guide for referencing, a free copy of which may be found here:

Submissions to be a Word document with images incorporated. Please also submit images as jpegs in a separate zip file.). Images to be 300dpi for photos and 600dpi for linework.

The text must be in English using the Template and Style Guide. Please name the files using the title (or part of it) of your contribution.

Any image references and copyrights must be cleared by the author prior to submission.