Cultural Studies in Architecture is a field of empirical and theoretical academic interest. It is explicitly not one more subdiscipline, but an open thematic realm. Cultural Studies in Architecture invite to theorise the built environment in ways that are not obscured by authorised ideologies or canonised practises. Thus, Architecture is the place of the association in the world, whereas Cultural Studies, a set of methods and ways of theorising, both contested and varied, contribute to mirroring of the perspectives of life and living.
The International Association for Cultural Studies in Architecture IACSA is an association according to Swiss law, founded in 2008. It consists of the Advisory Board, the Working Board, and the Network Editor. Office address is Hammerstrasse 14, 4058 Basel, Switzerland.
IACSA membership is open to everyone interested and willing to contribute to build the network. Until 2013, the IACSA Newsletter was published in electronic form four times a year, archived at www.iacsa.eu. If you sense that the idea of IACSA covers the fields of your interest, you are welcome to participate as a member of the Working Board. Simply write an informal request to email@example.com.
Former and incumbent members of the Advisory Board are: Pauline von Bonsdorff, FI; Ingrid Breckener, DE; Catharina Dyrssen, SE; Lucy Ferrari, CH; Jane M. Jacobs, UK; Elisabeth Katschnig-Fasch (†), AT; Angela McRobbie, UK; Colette Pétonnet (†), FR; Johanna Rolshoven, AT. Network Editor: Justin Winkler, CH.