Call for papers: Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium
12th - 13th October, 2017, Cambridge, MA, USA; 15th - 16th December, 2017, Hong Kong, China
"I.M. Pei (1917 - ) remains one of the most celebrated yet under-theorized architects of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Though Pei´s six-decade career is mostly identified with his unwavering interest in cultural synthesis and the power of pure geometrical form, his work and methods of practice offer additional opportunities for investigating their dynamic intertwinement within multiple, consequential moments in the history of mid- to late twentieth century architecture, and their relationships with broader social, cultural, and geopolitical phenomena.
Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium seeks to reexamine Pei in the context of the architect´s 100th birthday year as two linked conferences organized by M+, the new museum for visual culture being built in Hong Kong, with, respectively, the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Conference organizers will structure both events based on the papers received.
Rethinking Pei is made possible with a grant from the C Foundation."
Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 1st, 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2017
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