SENSES OF ARCHITECTURE
Modern Horizons invites short abstracts for papers (of 25-30 minutes’ length) to be presented at our ‘Senses of Architecture’ conference to be held 26-27 October, 2018 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.
Architecture is first the art of light and of ease, and then of dwelling and belonging. As architecture joins form and inhabitation, its practice involves ideas of style, personal presence, and cultural participation. Probably the most complete tangible art, architecture encompasses the astonishingly simple and the formidably complex or grand, and joins the sensible and intelligible aspects of prosaic life in a single form. The basic movement of architectural work is to gather and open space, giving form to our places of living together meaningfully. In this sense, it affects the ways we dwell personally and in common. Although architecture helps to define the time in which we live, the gifts of its forms differ from those of literature or cinematography, for instance: while these open up new realms of tonality and rhythm, architecture uniquely addresses the texture of form.