International award for architecture journal

Friday, 23 January 2015

Igea journal award

An architecture journal established by Dr Igea Troiani from The School of Architecture has won the prestigious Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) award for ‘Best New Journal’.

The award was announced at a ceremony held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on the 8 January 2015.

The journal, titled Architectureand Culture and published by Bloomsbury was created while Dr Troiani was Chair of the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA), an organisation for which she remains a Steering Group member. 

Architecture andCulture investigates the relationship between architecture and the culture that shapes and is shaped by it. More information can be found on the Bloomsbury website.

Architecture and Culture stands as an innovative journal that will continue to publish work that informs, surprises and enriches its field.

CELJ competition judges

The judges of the CELJ competition gave their feedback on the journal:

Architecture andCulture serves as an impressive source for scholarship that is simultaneouslyinclusive, thoughtful and substantial.

One of the majorstrengths of this journal is that in its mission to promote amulti-disciplinary approach to the study of architecture, it publishes workfrom an impressive range of scholars. 

Architecture andCulture stands as an innovative journal that will continue to publish work thatinforms, surprises and enriches its field.

In her winning speech at the CELJ presentation, Dr Troiani said: “I am delighted and honoured to receive thisaward.

"The award iscrucial not only to the work we do in AHRA but also in supporting my ownresearch that I do in the Oxford Brookes research Place, Culture and Identitysub-group Architecture and the Culture of Interdisciplinarity.

"Receiving thisaward shows that creative interdisciplinary architectural research is now animportant part of the research culture and goes beyond the conventional limitsof what has been done at many other national and international universities.”

The journal was launched in November 2013 at Oxford Brookes University, then the University of New England in Bristol, with a launch at the Edinburgh College of Art the following April.

Three issues are published per year: in March, July and November. The next issue (Volume 3, No 1), which is themed 'Architecture Film' is edited by Dr Troiani and Professor Hugh Campbell (University College Dublin) and is due out in March 2015.

More information about architectural research can be found on the website.