May 2019 architecture and film symposium to explore design theory, teaching and practice

Vahid Vahdat

A wide variety of research and creative work by film and design scholars and filmmakers will be featured in the [2019 Architecture and Film Symposium] ( , a new forum at Texas A&M May 4 - 5, 2019 that endeavors to promote innovation in design theory, teaching and practice.

Symposium organizers are accepting papers and cinematic projects that explore numerous themes including memory, identity, space, social justice virtual realities, noir, post-modernism, and utopia, through architecture, cinematography, design, the humanities, the performing arts and more.

“The symposium is intended to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue,” said Vahid Vahdat, Texas A&M visiting [architecture] ( lecturer and event co-chairman.“It adopts cinematic representations of the built environment as a cultural lens for interdisciplinary theoretical debate. It exploits the filmic capacity to produce virtual spatial experiences as a form of design experimentation.”

Submissions of papers, posters, films and Pecha Kucha sessions are open through Feb. 3, 2019. Registration for the event runs through April 1, 2019. Submissions, guidelines, registration and more information can be found at the symposium [website.] (

The event’s campus location will be announced in 2019.

Sarah Wilson

posted November 21, 2018