CA²RE, the Conference for Artistic and Architectural Research (initially: the Conference for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research Research), proceeds from the previous ARM (Architectural Research Moments) symposia, with a flavour of the PRS (Practice Research Symposium). The aim is to create an international event at which early-career researchers, doctoral students and post-docs can present their research project to experienced researchers and have their work discussed by international panels in these diverse fields. It represents an open and inclusive follow-up of the ADAPT-r project (Architecture, Design and Art Practice Training-research / EU ITN). ‘Open’ means an open call for participation and ‘inclusive’ indicates that it is not limited to s single research approach (practice based exclusively, or by/though design exclusively….or theory focused exclusively). It embraces all the contemporary hybridity of research in arts, design and architecture. On the other hand it seeks for what is in the core of artistic and architectural research. Zooming in and out is not as simple as it seems – it needs a direction. The CA²RE conference provides an international discussion platform of where we want to go with this zooming and how can we CARE for each other in our endeavours.
The events aim to stimulate researchers to interact mutually and benefit from participating in two-way discussions, whatever the stage of their research. Above all, CA²RE wishes to offer a lively, diverse and inclusive environment that brings together young researchers within a multi-disciplinary setting.
The selected participants present their (PhD) research for 30 minutes each, which is then discussed and peer-reviewed by an international panel (composed of senior researchers and post-docs) for another 30 minutes. The presentations can include the now traditional formats such as Powerpoint, Prezi, etc., but the organisers would particularly welcome other kinds of contributions such as exhibitions, performances, etc. Depending on the number of the participants, that are selected, parallel sessions are organised if necessary. A post-doc track is offered as well. It is preferable that all participants attend the full event including the potential keynotes and the discussion and wrap-up sessions, as a collective experience, important for the learning process and for networking.
During the the CA²RE+ Project duration (from September 2019 to August 2022) the CA²RE Conferences (3 days) are organized together with the CA²RE+ Project Course (3 days online version, 5 days in the case of the physical event version).