27 January 2015

International award for architecture journal

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.

Dr Igea Troiani receiving the CELJ award for ‘Best New Journal’

The journal, titled Architecture and 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 and Culture investigates the relationship between architecture and the culture that shapes and is shaped by it. More information can be found on the Bloomsbury website.

CELJ competition judges

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

Architecture and Culture serves as an impressive source for scholarship that is simultaneously inclusive, thoughtful and substantial. One of the major strengths of this journal is that in its mission to promote a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of architecture, it publishes workfrom an impressive range of scholars. Architecture and Culture stands as an innovative journal that will continue to publish work that informs, surprises and enriches its field.

In her winning speech at the CELJ presentation, Dr Troiani said:

“I am delighted and honoured to receive this award. The award is crucial not only to the work we do in AHRA but also in supporting my own research that I do in the Place, Culture and Identity sub-group Architecture and the Culture of Interdisciplinarity at Oxford Brookes University. Receiving this award shows that creative interdisciplinary architectural research is now animportant part of the research culture and goes beyond the conventional limits of 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 Architecture and the Culture of Interdisciplinarity