doctoral colloquia

"Aesthetics in Architecture and Urban Design"
June 2-4, 2016

8. internationales Dresdner Doktorandenkolloquium
" Architekturästhetik & Stadtraum“
vom 02.-04.06.2016

The 8th Dresden International Doctoral Colloquium provides an opportunity for doctoral students from various disciplines related to the field of architectural aesthetics to exchange ideas about the current state of their research and receive critical input from a panel of professors and fellow students in their fields.

While issues of function, construction and technology in architecture and urban design are established subjects in teaching and research, the central core of architecture and city design - form and space and its effect - are rarely addressed in a systemic and scientific manner. This colloquium is a forum for students exploring topics ranging from broader theoretical and methodological issues to the specifics of practical applications in architecture and urban design. Doctoral Students in the fields of philosophy, environmental psychology, art history, architectural theory and history, architectural composition and urban design are invited to participate. There will also be an additional special focus on color in architecture and city design this year.

Regardless of the state of progress - from the beginnings of an idea to nearly completed dissertations, speakers will present the principal theme, a problem description, the major issues and hypotheses, the goals of the dissertation, the applied methodology and further steps planned towards completion.

Submission of 500 word abstract by April 10, 2016
Notification of acceptance by April 20, 2016

Please submit inquiries to:
Prof. Ralf Weber PhD
Arbeitskreis Architekturästhetik
TU Dresden
Fakultät Architektur
01062 Dresden

Language of Presentation: English
Fees: incl. lunches and beverages: 50 EURO
An optional evening program and a list of accommodations will be available on the website by the end of March

Panel of Critics:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Weber
TU Dresden Institute for Spatial Design

Prof. Dr. J. Alexander Schmidt
Stadtgestalter & -planer
Universität Duisburg Essen &
DeTao Academy Shanghai

Prof. Dr. Axel Büthe
Media Design &
Univ. Wuppertal/ German Color Center