UOU scientific journal

UOU scientific journal

UOU is the scientific journal of UNIVERSITY of Universities. It is born out of the collaboration of international schools of architecture, sharing their intercultural interests.

Every issue underlines a specific topic addressed by one of the universities involved in the Research Project, with a focus on Pedagogy in Architecture.


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CALL: UOU scientific journal | Call #02 FOLLIES

 
 


June 21: OPEN CALL
July 15: Abstract Submission DEADLINE (voluntary for feedback)
August 15: Submission DEADLINE September 1:
notification of PEER-REVIEW Evaluation
September 30: Final Submission DEADLINE

editor in chief: sofia aleixo

This call for articles aims at exploring the notion of FOLLIES in the field of research in architecture and urbanism in an international framework.

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The French word folie stands for delight and pleasure, and therefore fun and happiness. First built in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, Follies were buildings constructed purely for aesthetic pleasure, with a notion of nonsense, i.e., with a lack of good sense or foresight, resulting in often extravagant pieces of architecture with no particular function. Towers, temples, castles, pyramids, or fake ruins of classical buildings were symbolic statements of ununderstood constructions, sometimes with some practical value as landmarks, as viewpoints or as amusement places, often offering a sensorial experience. 

However, in the late 19th century the architect Louis Sullivan maxim “form follows function” dismissed ornament from industrialised modern architecture and changed how architecture was thought. Since then, as by definition Follies did not have a specific use function, it could not be established a form, and these perennial constructions seem to have lost their purpose. 

COVID challenges Sullivan’s maxim: as the purpose is to build not to respond to a functional need but rather to be attractive and recover a sense of fun and pleasure that has been taken away for more than a year, how can spaces reengage people with each other, and with cities? How to attract people to give the spaces meanings and transform previous sad and empty spaces into lively and safe places? Are functional spaces needed or are socio-cultural public places needed more? Will buildings creation need to be rethink with no specific purpose or intention in mind? Will urban and architecture policies attain to these needs?

This issue focus on Follies and aims at publishing work that explores the impacts of COVID19 in peoples’ daily lives and the role of the architect and the artist in providing meaningful places for socio-cultural exchanges in new and imaginative ways. We are particularly interested in research that questions and provides a comprehensive review on the pedagogical results of the work conducted in the last academic year, cross disciplinaries, as well as the current state-of-the-art on issues related to challenges posed by the pandemic to socio-cultural placemaking.

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Posted: 2021-06-21
 

LAUNCH: LAUNCH PARTY OF UOU scientific journal and Opening of the Call #02

 
You are all invited for the Launch of the UOU scientific journal and for the opening of the Call of the second Issue / FOLLIES.

Editor in chief: Sofia Aleixo

Monday 21st June 2021 18:30 CET --> ZOOM
 
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Posted: 2021-06-15
 

CALL: UOU scientific journal | Call #01 COMMONS

 
 


February 26: OPEN CALL
March 31: PREVIEW Submission DEADLINE
April 14: notification of PEER REVIEW Evaluation
May 5: Final Submission DEADLINE

editor in chief: maria luna nobile

This call for articles aims at exploring the notion of Commons in the field of research in architecture and urbanism in an international framework.

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In 1982 the English/Swedish architect Ralph Erskine, opened his lecture reflecting on the definition of Architecture as the Art of Building CommunitiesHis point of view, that led to a more radical way of considering the role of the architect in the society, can be considered as heritage of the main intention shared within the Team 10 during the CIAM in 1959 in Otterlo with Aldo van Eyck, Giancarlo De Carlo, José Antonio Coderch - above the others - while introducing the notion of Democratic Architecture and Architecture of Participation.

Nowadays with the escalation of the climate crisis, social inequities and political divergence, the general concern about the access to natural and common resources, including spaces, is leading the architects and planners to reconsider the notion of values in claiming their collective role towards the definition of a new Right to the City. The pandemic has opened a new scenario, in which the notion of commoning and sharing is assuming a new value and defining new spaces for interaction and debate.

Where is the limit of the architecture as a discipline in facing the human condition scale and nature? What is the role of the architects in response to social and spatial inequalities? What impact can the notion of Commons have on the transformation of cities? And what agency do designers have in contributing to such a transition in the current condition of Urgency?

In this framework Commons, the first Issue of the UOU scientific Journal, aims to redefine this notion of value in relation to material and innovative practices from an unprejudiced aspect.

 
Posted: 2021-02-25
 

LAUNCH: LAUNCH PARTY OF UOU scientific journal and Opening of the Call #01

 
You are all invited for the Launch of the UOU scientic journal and for the opening of the Call of the first Issue / COMMONS

Editor in chief: Maria Luna Nobile

Friday 26th February 2021 18:00 (UTC+01:00) CET --> ENTER
 
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Posted: 2021-02-24
 
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No 01: COMMONS

Editor in Chief: Maria Luna Nobile, Umeå University, Sweden

What impact can the notion of Commons have on the transformation of cities? And what agency must designers have in contributing to such a transition in the current condition of Urgency? In this framework, Commons, the first Issue of the UOU scientific journal aims to redefine the notion of values in relation to material and innovative practices from an unprejudiced aspect. 

http://hdl.handle.net/10045/116102

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Table of Contents

Letter from the Director

Javier Sánchez Merina
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Editorial

Maria Luna Nobile
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Joaquín Alvado Bañón
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Mike Devereux, Joaquín Alvado Bañón, Maria Hadjisoteriou
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Articles

Francesco Caneschi
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Marie Roels
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María José Marcos Torró
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Bruna Sigillo
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Emma Rose Davies
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Marcin Mateusz Kolakowski
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Bruno Chichizola
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studio TAMassociati
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Students projects

Maria Luna Nobile, Marie Kraft
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Critical Essays

Nuray Özaslan, Fatma Kolsal, Aysu Balkan
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Mario Galterisi, Gennaro Finale, Vittoria Di Giulio, Orfina Francesca Fatigato, Viviana Saitto
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