Writing Architecture workshop – call for participants

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21 May 2010
Writing Architecture workshop – call for participants

Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 July 2010
The University of Queensland School of Architecture and The State Library of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia

Download this call for participants as a PDF here.

Are you an emerging or established writer, photographer, designer or architect, seeking to expand your practice? Are you interested in experimental, interdisciplinary collaborations? Are you interested in place - as site, situation, character, idea, or subject of critique? Are you interested in Queensland places, spaces and buildings? Are you willing to test the conventions of representation through various textual and visual media? Would you like to see your work published in the architectural press, a book, or an innovative website?

This intensive, two-day workshop will experiment with innovative approaches to writing and photography about places and buildings, in Queensland and elsewhere. Participants will include all manner of writers – essayists, fiction writers, critics, journalists, poets, novelists, non-fiction writers, editors - as well as photographers, artists, designers, architects, academics, and members of the interested public. No prior expertise in architecture is required, but some experience as a writer or photographer, as well as an interest in places and/or buildings, is essential.

Professor Katja Grillner, Professor in Critical Studies in Architecture, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
Dr Linda Marie Walker, artist and writer, Adelaide
Peter Bennett, architectural photographer, Melbourne (TBC)

The number of participants is limited to twenty two, with applicants selected through an open competitive process. To apply you will need:

  1. A sample of your past work, whether published or unpublished. This could be a short text or excerpt, two A4 pages in length, and/or a suite of five images.
  2. A statement on one A4 page detailing your past experience as a writer / photographer / designer (or otherwise), explaining what you could offer to the workshop group, and why you are interested in being involved.

These should be emailed to writing.architecture@uq.edu.au by June 18, 2010. Successful applicants will be notified by June 25.

Registration fees include lunch and keynote presentations, and the fee is $50 for both days. Participants must commit to attending all of both days. The registration form will be emailed to successful applicants.

The workshop is held in association with a symposium on innovations in the visual and textual critique of buildings and places, in Queensland and elsewhere, on 22–23 July. For details see Symposium.

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