From January 29 to 31, 2015 the second Candide Conference will take place at RWTH Aachen University. “Streitsache: Architecture as Matter of Contention” intends to probe the complex relation between architecture and conflict. There are numerous instances in which architectural objects become objects of conflict, ‘bones of contention,’ a Streitsache. Conceiving of architecture as a Streitsache generates new architectural knowledge, including knowledge on the interactions that emerge from and through the objects of contention. Architectural things, whether in the form of architectural details, buildings or entire cities, are actors whose agency becomes manifest in conflictual processes.
For more information visit http://www.architectureasstreitsache.rwth-aachen.de/
December 10th, 2014