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Think Space Programme

Abstracts Submission Deadline: 10 September, 2012
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 10 October, 2012

The Think Space PAST FORWARD Programme is pleased to announce its very first CALL FOR PAPERS, dedicating itself to writing and publishing critically about architecture. Therefore we would kindly like to ask you to help Think Space disseminate information concerning our bracing new initiative.

Conceived as a wide scale disciplinary intervention, Think Space PAST FORWARD platform uses a design competition, exhibition, symposium and publications as its tools. Along with this unique approach in which new forums for thought are created via new design objects, Think Space is for the very first time leaning on historical discourse which normally takes the form of reflection through writing.

Recent history is an unlikely category, falling in the unfashionable epistemic gap before the contemporary, and after history ‘proper’. The PAST FORWARD Call for Papers enters this space by looking back to the recent era, but also much deeper into the history of architecture, aiming to question and problematize notions of originality within architectural discourse.

As part of the 2012 cycle of competitions curated by Adrian Lahoud, organized by the Zagreb Society of Architects, and initiated by Lukas Pauer, Think Space is calling for PAST FORWAD papers in the following fields of inquiry:

1: Architectural Manifestoes
(for example by rewriting the Futurist Manifesto, Chart of Athens, or S,M,L,XL)

2: Iconic Architecture
(for example by reconstructing Unité d’Habitation, Centre Georges Pompidou or Yokohama Port Terminal)

3: CityScapes
(for example by replanning Brasilia, Tokyo or Ciudad de Mexico)

The papers will be reviewed by Adrian Lahoud, Think Space PAST FORWARD guest curator, Ana Dana Beroš, Sanja Cvjetko Jerković, Luka Korlaet, Programme Board, and Lukas Pauer, Think Space editor-at-large.

The selected papers will be published in Think Space Pamphlets which will accompany the Unconference at Lauba & PAST FORWARD exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture this fall, and will be distributed worldwide. Authors of the selected papers will have the opportunity to present their work at the Unconference at Lauba, Zagreb.

To register, send your abstracts to with the authors’ short bio (up to 200 words) and contacts.

Further information on Think Space programme:

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