The IX International Congress on Ceramics and Architecture will take place on 23th and 24nd of March 2021. The Ceramic Chair from the Design Department invites researchers,
PhD students and professionals from Architecture-related disciplines
to share their experiences related to the investigation, study, innovation, constructive and compositional application of the different non-structural ceramic materials in contemporary architecture. Architects, artists, engineers, writers, historians, sociologists and other professionals will contribute to the congress with the presentation of scientific articles. The proposed theme for this Nineth Congress is “Crafts and Industry in Ceramics”, a title that should be considered as a suggestion, but does not determine proposals from other fields related to non-structural ceramics. On the one hand, the ambition of this congress is to situate ceramics in an architectural context from a historic-artistic perspective: the great masters who have employed ceramic materials, restorations of ceramic buildings, collaboration between architects and ceramists or others. On the other hand, its intention is to promulgate the work of contemporary architects who have used ceramics in their professional or accademic work: conceptualization of space, reasons justifying the use of the material, etc.