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Call for Papers (en)

Second Colloquium on Architectural Theory of the

Werner Oechslin Library Foundation

25 - 29 April 2013

Text: Tool and Source of Understanding


The Second Colloquium on Architectural Theory at the Werner Oechslin Library  takes Vitruvius as the point of departure, highlighting the text, its transmission, translations, new productions and reproductions, interpretations, and paraphrases.  The focus will not be exclusively on Vitruvius and Vitruvian exegesis  though, but rather on fundamental inquiries  regarding the special characteristics of texts in architectural theory.  Translations as instruments of understanding will receive special attention.

The event addresses architectural theoreticians, architects, art historians, historians of science, and others, and seeks to bring together leading experts on the topics as well as, in particular, young researchers from various countries.

Papers should be limited to thirty-minute presentations.

Languages for paper proposals and presentations: German, English, French, Italian.  At least a passive knowledge of German is expected of all participants.

The Foundation assumes the hotel costs for course participants, as well as for some group meals. Travel costs cannot be reimbursed.

Please send short paper proposals and CVs by e-mail to:


Deadline: 10 October 2012