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ACS8 Utopia, Architecture, and Spirituality Symposium, New Harmony, Indiana

Date: 9/14/2015 - 6/26/2016

Type: Call for Papers / Submissions

Location(s): International

Description: The eighth international Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Symposium (ACS 8) will take place June 23-26, 2016, in the historically significant, beautiful, and enchanting town of New Harmony, Indiana, USA.

ACS 8 asks us to look at utopia as an idea and ideal, real and imagined, in all of its ramifications for architecture, landscape, and the built environment, culture, politics, and, especially, spirituality. We will reflect on utopias past, explore utopia in the present reality, and speculate on how designers can take up utopian ideas and action in the future.

New Harmony, Indiana, is about two-and-one-half hours drive from Saint Louis,  and two hours from Louisville, Kentucky.

We kindly invite all individuals interested in participating in this event to submit a 500-1,000 word abstract. All work will be blind-peer reviewed by at least three separate scholars/practitioners. The submission deadline is Monday, January 18, 2016. Please visit the symposium website to learn about all the necessary details.

We hope you will consider joining us for what promises to be a unique meeting.


ACS8 co-chairs,

Ben Jacks (Miami University)
Nancy Mangum McCaslin (New Harmony, Indiana)
Ben Nicholson (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
Michelangelo Sabatino (Illinois Institute of Technology)


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