The next AHRA International Conference

Researching beyond words

Investigating architectural research by drawing: Deadline for abstracts March 1, 2023

Thu 30 Nov—Fri 01 Dec 2023

École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon (France)

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We are pleased to announce the launch of the call for papers for the international conference Researching beyond words. Investigating architectural research by drawing to be held on 30 November and 1 December 2023 at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon.

This conference invites to focus on what researchers produce beyond words and to examine more specifically the visual representations drawn in research situations. By considering the drawings production processes, the methods and the tools they mobilise, we expect to open up epistemological questions on architectural and on what we could call 'research by drawing'.

This call for papers is opened to:

  • researchers, doctoral students and lecturer-researchers in the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape and land use planning.
  • researchers who also question drawings within their disciplinary field (anthropology, sociology, arts, aesthetics...).
  • designers who participate in research projects.


  • March 1, 2023: deadline for receiving communication proposals
  • May 15, 2023: selection of papers and contacting the participants
  • September 15, 2023: sending supporting articles for chosen papers
  • September 30, 2023: end of registration
  • November 30 and December 1, 2023: conference at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon