Charrette

Charrette (ISSN 2054-6718) is the journal of the aae. Contributions are welcomed from practitioners and theorists engaged in innovative and significant architectural education and research.

Charrette is an open access journal, and is available to read and download here.

The aims of the journal are, in line with the aims of the aae, to:

  • Provide a shared medium for the dissemination of both academic peer-reviewed writing and research generated through the architectural design studio.
  • Articulate contemporary architectural pedagogies.
  • Demonstrate the breadth and quality of the discourse, actions and outcomes of architectural education.

The journal is structured to encompass a range of work from current research, polemic, critique, speculation and experimentation. The journal will be open access, published bi-annually online. The journal structure is as follows:

  • Editorial by the issue’s Guest Editor
  • Essays 5,000 – 8,000 words (including all references and endnotes). Essays must demonstrate their intellectual and theoretical context, method and data, and have a clear conclusion.
  • Projects 3,000 – 5,000 words (including all references and endnotes). Submissions to the Projects section will substitute traditional “academic” data with project work, so they are expected to include more images, diagrams, and illustrations.
  • Freespace 3,000 – 5,000 words. The Freespace allows for authors to develop accessible, provocative, and/or polemical work which may be written or illustrated.

Guest Editors

Each issue of Charrette will be lead by a Guest Editor. Proposals for themed issues of Charrette are welcomed and should be made to charrette@architecturaleducators.org

Timeline

Charrette will be published once in 2014, once in 2015, and twice annually thereafter.

Style Guide

Charrette uses the MHRA Style Guide, a free copy of which may be found here.

Themes and Guest Editors

  • 1(1) 2014: Inaugural issue (aae conference 2013) Ruth Morrow & James Benedict Brown
  • 2(1) 2015: Uncommon Currency (aae conference 2014)   Rosie Parnell, University of Sheffield
  • 3(1) spring 2016: Architectural Education in Scotland – Andrew Agapiou, University of Strathclyde
  • 3(2) autumn 2016: Zero Hours – Gem Barton, University of Brighton
  • 4(1) spring 2017: Research Based Education (aae conference 2016) – guest editor tbc
  • 4(2) autumn 2017: Global Practices, Transnational Pedagogies – Mónica Pacheco
  • 5(1) spring 2018: From the Global South: Pedagogical Encounters in Architecture – Ashraf Salama, University of Strathclyde
  • 5(2) autumn 2018: Architecture Connects: Strategies for the Co-Production of Architectural Knowledge – Jane Anderson, Oxford Brookes University
  • 6(1) spring 2019: Flipping the Script: Foregrounding the Architecture Student – James Thompson, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 6(2) autumn 2019: To be appointed

Editorial Committee (2017-)

  • James Benedict Brown, De Montfort University (Editor)
  • Amanda Hufford (Assistant Editor)
  • vacant (Assistant Editor)
  • Jane Anderson, Oxford Brookes University
  • Victoria Farrow, Birmingham City University
  • Yun Gao, Huddersfield University
  • Rachel Sara, University of the West of England
  • Hannah Vowles, Birmingham City University

Editorial Committee (2015-2017)

  • Ruth Morrow, Queen’s University Belfast (Editor)
  • James Benedict Brown, De Montfort University (Assistant Editor)
  • Jane Anderson, Oxford Brookes University
  • Victoria Farrow, Birmingham City University
  • Yun Gao, Huddersfield University
  • Rachel Sara, University of the West of England
  • Hannah Vowles, Birmingham City University

Editorial Committee (2013-2015)

  • Ruth Morrow, Queen’s University Belfast (Editor)
  • James Benedict Brown, De Montfort University (Series Editor)
  • Jane Anderson, Oxford Brookes University
  • Bob Brown, Plymouth University
  • Victoria Farrow, Nottingham Trent University
  • Yun Gao, Huddersfield University
  • Rachel Sara, University of the West of England
  • Hannah Vowles, Birmingham City University