Organisers:

International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA). The society is dedicated to philosophically investigating architecture, the built environment and related subjects. Founded in 2009 in response to the severe lack of real philosophical engagement with the subject of architecture, the society has successfully supported and sought out philosophical engagement of architecture and the built environment.

Landscape Research Group (LRG): The group is concerned with all types and aspects of landscape, from wilderness to cities. It is a voluntary, charitable association, based in Britain but with a world-wide membership. Its purpose is to encourage the exchange of ideas and to promote research and practices that engage landscape and environment.

Intellectual Collaborators:

Tectonic Cultures Research Group (TCRG): The group believes that buildings are shaped by various forces, including the materials that are available and what people think is the appropriate thing to do with them. The ‘appropriate thing’ turns out to be different in different cultures, and cultures can be separated by time or place, or might be going on in the same places at the same times, but engaging in different dialogues with different groups of people.

Aesthetics Research Group: Durham University’s group of aesthetic philosophers seek a deeper understanding of aesthetics and actively contributes to leading scholarship in the field.

Financial Support:

Newcastle Institute for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (NIASSH) promotes and supports interdisciplinary research in the arts, humanities and social sciences at Newcastle University. It does so by:

  • acting as a focus for intellectual and cultural debate in the University
  • working with staff to make their existing creative and research activities more visible across and beyond the University
  • initiating interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects
  • seeking funding opportunities, helping staff with applications, and influencing funding agendas in the University, region and nation
  • funding a Visiting Fellowship programme

Landscape Research Group

British Society of Aesthetics (BSA) promotes study, research and discussion of the fine arts and related types of experience from a philosophical, psychological, sociological, historical, critical and educational standpoint.

Institutional Support:

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) is one of the largest and most dynamic school of its kind in Europe. It is one of the few academic schools in the UK focusing exclusively on the built environment. From the analytical work on understanding contemporary places and place-making to the wide-ranging teaching in planning and design, the school forges new approaches to creating exciting synergies between education, practice and policy-making in the promotion of social cohesion, environmental sustainability and economic development.

Routledge is publisher of academic books, journals, ebooks, textbooks, media, software, reference and online learning resources.

Culture Lab is a unique research infrastructure providing an environment for academics and practitioners working beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. The lab promotes socially and economically valuable synergies with artists, creative industries, and cultural and scientific institutions, and the development of innovative research with digital tools.

Northern Stage is the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England. It is an exciting, dynamic powerhouse of theatre and creativity in the heart of Newcastle located on the Newcastle University campus.

Newcastle University is a world-class research-intensive university, delivering teaching and facilitating learning of the highest quality and playing a leading role in the economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England.

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