The Architectural Research European Network Association – ARENA, the European Association for Architectural Education – EAAE and the European League of Institutes of the Arts – ELIA are together seeking to offer a joint platform for research in all fields of architecture, design and arts. This also includes subjects such as environmental design, sustainable development, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design/urbanism, music, performing arts, visual arts, product design, social design, interaction design, etc. One of the objectives in doing so is to support early-career researchers and PhD students in the fields of architecture and the arts to improve the quality of their research. Another objective is to show that senior researchers CARE about the work that is being done by more junior researchers. 

The CA²RE Community is intended to bring together senior staff and early-career researchers to improve research quality through intensive peer reviewing at key intermediate stages. It wishes to contribute to the open and diverse field that exists in architectural and artistic research, not giving any priority to any single approach. The CA²RE Community is developed through the CA²RE Conferences, organized by several European universities. 

From September 2019 to August 2022 the CA²RE conferences are enriched by the training course of the CA²RE+ Project,  the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership entitled Collective Evaluation of Design Driven Doctoral Training.



The Ghent 2017, Ljubljana 2017, Aarhus 2018, Berlin 2018, Lisbon 2019, Ghent 2019, Trondheim 2020,  Milano 2020, Hamburg 2021 and Ljubljana 2021 materials are browsable! 


The book on Strategies of Design-driven Research is available!


Welcome to the Ljubljana 2021 hybrid event from the 24th to the 28th of September! Feel free to register hereJust released: Ljubljana 2021 Book of Abstracts.

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