Posted in events on September 14, 2015 11:46 am EDT

ACS 8 Symposium on the 2016 Horizon

ACS 8 will take place June 23-26, 2016, in New Harmony, Ind., a 2.5-hour drive from Saint Louis.

Image by Patrick Dougherty, New Harmony Gallery, New Harmony, Ind., 2003.


 

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By Church Designer Staff

ACS 8 will ask participants to look at utopia as an idea and ideal, real and imagined, in all of its ramifications for architecture and the built environment, culture, politics and, especially, spirituality.

Forum of Architecture, Culture and Spirituality (ACS) announces its next annual symposium: ACS 8 will take place on June 23-26, 2016 in historically and architecturally significant New Harmony, Ind. Through its remarkable history, the town offers a perfect opportunity to consider the relationships between Utopia, Architecture and Spirituality, the topic of the ACS 8 Symposium. More specifically, ACS 8 will ask participants to look at utopia as an idea and ideal, real and imagined, in all of its ramifications for architecture and the built environment, culture, politics and, especially, spirituality. ACS 8 gives attendees the chance to reflect on utopias past, to explore utopia in the present reality, and to speculate on how designers can take up utopian ideas and action in the future.

New Harmony is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Saint Louis and two hours from Louisville, Ky. Next summer's even is being organized by four co-chairs: Ben Jacks, Nancy Mangum McCaslin, Ben Nicholson, and Michelangelo Sabatino.

The ACS 8 co-chairs invite all individuals interested in participating in the event to submit 500-1000 extended abstracts. All work will be blind-peer reviewed by at least three separate scholars/practitioners. The submission deadline is Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.

Information on abstract submissions and other registration information can be found at: (visit link).