Tabula Rasa will be an opportunity for PhD candidates in architecture at all stages of progress to engage in one of this three points of view about this particular concept:

  1. “Tabula Rasa”from the point ofview of the processof the thesis or a research project.Starting from scratchon a topic. This field refers to the kick off of a research work: the methodology, the way to focus on the subject, the sources, how know? state of affairs about the topic…
  1. “Tabula Rasa” in the history of architecture, urban planning, construction… like those moments in history when this concept was used as a project strategy as well as the desire for problematizing the possibility of Tabula Rasa at the beginning of any architectural work, could it be a new architectural work, an architectural restoration or even any architectural research.
  1. “Tabula Rasa”referring to the way architecture is nowadays thought. At the present time, technological development and new materials research has led on to the design of new architectural forms as well as the construction of new cities without paying too much attention to geographical, climatic or cultural constraints. We could take as an example the new urban landscape that has been built in the United Arab Emirates. Is the radical implementation of the concept Tabula Rasa a feasible fact in the contemporary architectural scene?

Proposals will be welcomed from PhD candidates and the selected ones will be read during the symposium event in School of Architecture of the University off Navarra. They will be arranged in parallel sessions, with feedback and discussion after each. All papers must be submitted in English. The accepted ones will be part of a publication. The abstract must be sent through the symposium website and they must:

_Define the subject and summarize the argument to be presented in the proposed paper (300 words)

_Include a short biographical description, the name of your institution and supervisor, as well as referring to your field of research and research aims (100 words)

The deadline of abstracts reception is October 10th. Candidates will be notified in October 2014. Final drafts of successful papers will be required in the middle of December. Any questions pertaining to eligibility or procedure can be addressed to Elena Lacilla at


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