Call for Papers- Crafts Connecting Architecture – Architecture Connecting Crafts

When: 24th November 2017

Where: The Building Centre, London

A one day conference convened by Professor Lesley Millar, Director of the International Textile Research Centre, Professor Simon Olding, Director of the Crafts Study Centre, and Allan Atlee, Head of the Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts

The conference will explore how works of craft engage with modern and contemporary architecture through the interiors and exteriors of buildings and the spaces between buildings. It will enable a reflection on the ways that architecture makes demands of craft and its makers, or even rejects craft.

We are calling for up to six 20 minute illustrated papers that ask a range of questions from ‘what is current practice’, ‘why is it happening’, what is the recent history and why did it occur’ where is work happening now and is it effective…and how do we know’. And where does craft and architecture fail?

We invite papers from makers across all fields of craft practice; artisans; architects; interior designers, historians, theorists and researchers.

We will invite two keynote speakers: an architect and a maker.

Abstracts (250-300 words) should be sent jointly to: and

Closing Date for Abstracts: 28th July 2017