April 26 - 28, 2021
Architecture and environment of each epoch emerge on the basis of social conceptions and form- shaping fantasies. A real city is always preceded by the spiritual one, which manifests itself in many forms, such as a shining paradise, a world metropolis or a garden town. As Bruno Taut wrote, “The greatest buildings always derived from the greatest thoughts”. The conference is aimed to discuss the emergence of architectural images and ideas and their way towards either fantastic realms or everyday practice. Of special interest are the cases of fruitful, structured fantasies that have had a lasting impression on the real architecture.The examples would be Atlantis by Plato, world mountain of Hinduism, refreshed Antiquity offered by Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, architectural utopias by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and John Soane, glass worlds by Paul Scheerbart and Bruno Taut, world exhibitions and model villages, garden cities and cosmic dwellings.
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Early career researchers session: presentations by BA and MA students are moderated by senior specialists and limited to 20 minutes. Certificates of participation will be provided to all speakers. Best papers will be recommended for future publication. There is no registrations fee at the conference. The organizers do not cover travel and accommodation expenses. The organizing committee reserves the right to select applications and articles for publication.
The working languages of the conference are Russian and English. The time limit for the report is up to 20 minutes.
The format of the conference (face-to-face, distance or mixed) will be determined in March 2021, depending on the epidemiological situation.
Based on the conference materials, we plan to publish a collection of articles indexed by the RSCI, Russian Science Citation Index.
Board: Boris Sokolov, Professor, Russian State University for the Humanities / Gardens and Time (www.gardenhistory.ru) Lyudmila Limanskaya, Professor, Chair, Art Theory and History, Russian State University for the Humanities Elena Klyushina, Associate Professor, Russian State University for the Humanities