(Un)common Precedents: The Agora II International Symposium

September 22-24, 2023, Carleton University

Everyone is invited to the (Un)Common Precedents, the Agora II International Symposium, hosted by the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism (ASAU).


This free public event is taking place at Carleton University from September 22 to 24, 2023. 


This symposium will tackle some critical questions, which are at the core of practice: How do architects build a frame of reference? In architecture, what does the current approach to precedent study leave out? Which are the under-acknowledged and (un)common precedents that inspire architectural design in terms of diversity, culture and socio-political contexts? 


There will be four keynotes, and thirty-three international speakers from 12 countries.


The keynote speakers are:

-Dr. Klaske Havik (TU Delft)

-Dr. Ken Albala (University of the Pacific)

-Architect Robert Lemon

-Dr. Jesse Stewart (Carleton University)

The Convenors of the event are Dr. Federica Goffi, Professor of Architecture, and PhD Candidates Isabel Potworowski and Kristin Washco.


The event will take place on September 22-24 at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University. It is free of charge and open to the public. Full schedule and how to register is posted on the Agora II website page.


Watch the event live on the ASAU YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/channel/UCnFiZaGcjV4U2L0ZgpMbFXw/live

(Un)Common Precedents is the second event in the AGORA Series. It is generously supported by professional and academic institutions, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grant (SSHRC Connection), the Public Awareness Sponsorship offered by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), the sponsorship of the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects (ORSA), the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism (ASAU, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University), Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS), and Carleton Music (School for Studies in Art and Culture, SSAC).


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