CFP – Researching beyond words: Investigating architectural research by drawing

There’s a CFP for the conference “Researching beyond words: Investigating architectural research by drawing,” taking place in Lyon, France, at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon. Abstracts (in either English or French) are due March 1.

Their website is at but the English version is at

The full text of the CFP in English is at (and note that when they request a “a resumé of 400-500 words,” that means an abstract, not a resume or CV).

The summary is copied below, but if interested you should certainly check out the very detailed full CFP at the link above.


We are pleased to announce the launch of the call for papers for the international conference Researching beyond words. Investigating architectural research by drawing to be held on 30 November and 1 December 2023 at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon.

This conference invites to focus on the productions of researchers beyond words and to examine more specifically the visual representations drawn in research situations. By considering the drawings production processes, the methods and the tools they mobilise, we expect to open up epistemological questions on architectural and on what we could call ‘research through drawing’.

Proposals must be filed by March 1, 2023. 

This call for papers is opened to:

  • researchers, doctoral students and lecturer-researchers in the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape and land use planning.
  • researchers who also question drawings within their disciplinary field (anthropology, sociology, arts, aesthetics…).
  • designers who participate in research projects.


December 15, 2022: opening of the call for papers

March 1, 2023: deadline for receiving communication proposals

May 15, 2023: selection of papers and contacting the participants

September 15, 2023: sending supporting articles for chosen papers

September 30, 2023: end of registration

November 30 and December 1, 2023: conference at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon