ARCC – EAAE 2018 International Conf Architectural Research for a Global Community
Happiness: The Built Environment Shaping the Quality of Life
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Gross National Happiness (GNH) speaks to the measure of a nation’s collective well-being. Introduced by the King of Bhutan in the early 1970s as an alternate to Gross National Product (GNP), GNH focuses on the importance of the human factor and identifies four pillars of happiness outlined in Bhutan’s constitution: good governance, sustainable socioeconomic development, preservation and promotion of culture, and environmental conservation. Recognizing the inherent relationship of the built environment to the tenets above, the ARCC – EAAE 2018
International Conference Architectural Research for a Global Community conference revisits the framework for GNH. The timing is significant as major shifts in local and global social and political agendas impact physical and social environments. This is an opportunity to reflect on what and why we research.
The 2018 international conference, jointly organized by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), brings together architectural scholars and practitioners from around the world to examine the architectural dimensions of community at scales ranging from intimate local settings to broader global commons. The conference location, Philadelphia–referred to as the cradle of modern democracy–provides an opportunity to advance this conversation by considering human- and environmental-focused aspects that are central to the nature of the city and place and its impact on quality of life.
2017-12-01 | Preliminary confirmation of accepted papers and posters
2018-01-15 | Deadline for submission of full papers
2018-02-01 | Deadline for submission of Plenary Session and Doctoral Student Workshop
2018-04-01 | Acceptance confirmation for full papers, Plenary Session, and Doctoral Student Workshop.
2018-04-01 | Deadline for submission of final papers, and posters
DocumentsCall for submissions
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