At the height of its activities across publishing, teaching, and exhibition-making in the 1960s, Archigram was largely seen as a peripheral agitant to the architectural mainstream. Archigram left an indelible mark on how architectural practice is conceptualised in relation to society. This has been evident in the work of generations of practitioners within and outside architecture.
In 2018, the Archigram Archive entered the collections of M+, the new museum of visual culture in Hong Kong. Through its dense layering of infrastructure, media, and commerce, Hong Kong can be read as an Archigram city. M+ and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong are organising a series of events on 12–13 February 2020 to mark the arrival of the Archigram Archive in Hong Kong and to reappraise Archigram’s multidisciplinary practice and global relevance. Part of the museum’s ongoing M+ Matters series, the events will feature an evening conversation with Archigram members followed by a full-day public symposium. The symposium will include a round-table discussion among selected participants and Archigram members. The Archigram symposium will take place on February 13th 2020.
We invite scholars, practitioners, and educators in the field of architecture and beyond to join the symposium and submit papers addressing several strands of inquiry on Archigram’s impact and legacy. For submission details and a timeline, please refer to the complete Call for Papers here. Direct queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org