Special Issue "Relationship between Art, Architecture and Society"

A special issue of Arts (ISSN 2076-0752).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2023 | Viewed by 180

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Cesar Cornejo
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Guest Editor
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, University Rd, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Interests: socio political informed approaches to arts and architecture; interdisciplinary practices; transcultural approaches to arts; alternative museum models

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

From Vitruvio to Herbert Read and Miwon Kwon, there is an important selection of publications which focus on analyzing the relationship between art and architecture. There is also a significant number of publications which explore the relationship between art and society, or between society and architecture, respectively, although there is a lack of papers which address the three together. What possibilities for new understandings of each of these areas, and of them together as a unique field of study, would an exploration of the triad reveal?

Are there alternative ways to understand the relationship between these fields beyond site-specific public art (Miwon Kwon, 1998), disciplinary tunnel vision (Petter Naess, 2010), or the academic approach (Nick A. Nichols, 2012)? It is in this context that approaching the relationship between art, architecture and society as a triad offers an alternative to the risk of stagnation—resulting from the measurement practices that horizontal analyses can lead to (Yves Gendron, 2008)—opening the field to unexpected, open-ended possibilities for interpretation and development.

In this context, it is relevant to explore the possibilities that applying Henri Lefebvre’s trialectics—as conceptual model—could offer for laying down new sets of relations between these fields, with particular focus on alternative scenarios, such as folklore (Tim B. Rogers, 2002).

This call for submissions welcomes fresh ways of looking at reality and underrecognized vernacular expressions (Bernard Rudofsky1964), which could help us to unveil new ways of understanding the relationship between art, architecture and society, as a transdisciplinary response to the current state of affairs. 

Dr. Cesar Cornejo
Guest Editor

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  • art
  • architecture
  • society
  • transdisciplinary
  • trialectics
  • vernacular

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