AccueilThe Church and the City, 50 years after the II Vatican Council

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Publié le vendredi 13 septembre 2013 par Elsa Zotian

Résumé

50 years after the II Vatican Council a time series analysis of what has been done so far in the field of architecture can be attempted: the number of interpretations given to the Council directives regarding both architecture and urbanism should be approached in a critical way, as well as their relevance today. Through practical examples, the purpose of the seminar is to think about and investigate the role of the Church in the complex urban reality of today. Starting from the assumption that the much debated issue of the Church identity directly refers to need of the Christian community to identify itself in the architectural forms, the main theoretical and methodological topic of the seminar will be the study of the different ways in which ecclesial communities can express themselves and find their identity today, always keeping in mind the multiculturalism which shapes the European cities today more than ever before.

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Presentation

50 years after the II Vatican Council a time series analysis of what has been done so far in the field of architecture can be attempted: the number of interpretations given to the Council directives regarding both architecture and urbanism should be approached in a critical way, as well as their relevance today. Through practical examples, the purpose of the seminar is to think about and investigate the role of the Church in the complex urban reality of today. Starting from the assumption that the much debated issue of the Church identity directly refers to need of the Christian community to identify itself in the architectural forms, the main theoretical and methodological topic of the seminar will be the study of the different ways in which ecclesial communities can express themselves and find their identity today, always keeping in mind the multiculturalism which shapes the European cities today more than ever before.

Submission guidelines

Experts and researchers in the following fields are invited to send their paper

  • History of Architecture
  • History of Christianity and religious disciplines
  • Architecture and urban design
  • Theology and philosophy
  • Human sciences with special interest in architectural studies or image studies of contemporary city.

Priority will be given to papers reporting innovative research resulting from documented case studies (dissertation, graduation or PhD thesis, finalized research paper, projects of national or international interest, European announcement) with disciplinary or multidisciplinary approach.

Paper submissions are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research.

Paper language: Italian or English.

Abstract submission deadline: September 30, 2013

Manuscript should not exceed 2000 characters (including spaces) and should be accompanied with a short CV (1 page, A4 format, including academic or professional title, main relevant publications and research projects with graphics or images, if any).

The session (SESSION I – The identity of the Church building in the multicultural city; SESSION II – Church and city space), the paper is submitted for, should be clearly mentioned.

Applications should be addressed to:
Centro Studi per l’architettura sacra e la città – Fondazione Card.Giacomo Lercaro
Via Riva di Reno 57, 40122 Bologna
Phone no. + 39 051-6566287
e-mail: osservatorio.centrostudi@fondazionelercaro.it

Evaluation proccess

Abstracts will be evaluated by the scientific committee of the ‘Osservatorio’ according to the following parameters: originality, innovative method if compared to the available scientific literature, case-study relevance in the context of the international debate, clearly stated sources of information and criteria chosen, applicability of the method to other case studies.

Notification of whether the paper has been accepted/rejected for oral presentation and publication will be sent via email within October 31, 2013.

No more than 6 papers will be accepted for each session; presentation should take no more than 15 minutes.

Oral presentation of a paper means the documents must be submitted to the scientific committee within February 17, 2014.

Full text papers with royalty-free images are to be sent with power point presentation (no more than 10 slides), together with a cv (max. length 500 characters, includingspaces).

Papers should not exceed 8000 characters, including spaces; accepted languages: English or Italian.

We recommend that your manuscript be professionally edited prior to submission.
After the seminar the paper can be reviewed and completed with notes and references for publication in the proceedings.

Invited speakers will cover their own travel expenses, whilst the Fondazione Lercaro will arrange for their boarding and lodging in Bologna during the Seminar.

Participants, selected speakers excluded, should register and pay a 30 Euro-fee as a contribution to cover the expenses: registration form available at www.centrostudi.fondazionelercaro.it

Information

Organizing Secretariat
Centro Studi
Via Riva di Reno 57, Bologna
Phone no. + 39 051-6566287 (Mont o Fri 9.30 to 13).

Catégories

Lieux

  • Centro Studi per l’architettura sacra e la città – Fondazione Card. Giacomo Lercaro - Via Riva di Reno 57
    Bologne, Italie

Dates

  • lundi 30 septembre 2013

Mots-clés

  • Church building, multicultural city, identity, city space

Contacts

  • Claudia Manenti
    courriel : osservatorio [dot] centrostudi [at] fondazionelercaro [dot] it

Source de l'information

  • Laura Verdelli
    courriel : laura [dot] verdelli [at] univ-tours [dot] fr

Pour citer cette annonce

« The Church and the City, 50 years after the II Vatican Council », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le vendredi 13 septembre 2013, http://calenda.org/258129