BIAAA 2019

The role of architecture in current society is one of the most questioned issues in recent decades, apparently because of the disconnection between architecture and society as a result of the prioritization of media sensation over the daily impact in community. In this state of affairs, the argument of the social architecture has taken on importance because it connotes, among other things, the urgency to reconnect the architectural exercise with the collective pursuit. However, the discourse of social architecture or social design is often misconstrued as activism because it overcomes obstacles of an economic, social, political, legal and institutional nature. This has a serious consequence that the discussion about the “social architecture” does not include the impact of disciplinary variables such as materiality, representation, site, or even the relationship between landscape and territory as a preponderant component for the design process. The landscape understood as a vision of the territory can synthesize different dimensions and integrate the pragmatic with the conceptual, the relevance with the audacity, and the creativity with the common sense. Therefore, there is an urgent need to understand the social architecture beyond the typical compilation of priority areas or specific intervention in emergency contexts, but also to see how the social architecture through a systematic gaze of the territory grants the ability to redefine typologies, equipment and infrastructure so that these can have important repercussions within the daily life of people while overcoming restrictions of any kind with the power of the synthesis that gives us the exercise of designing. This is not an easy task because the power of the design proposal is measured by the ability to operate in territories of scarcity. Consequently, where resources are scarce, not only the abundance of design aptitude is needed, but also a great attitude of service so that architecture can become an effective instrument to improve the quality of life of all people.

The BIAAA 2019 “Territories by Stories” seeks contributions that can tell success stories that show how the social architecture uses a systematic gaze of the territory to visualize potentialities, delineate strategies and construct the design stance beyond the building. We are interested in presenting the design process that involves the creation of these positive examples that can illustrate this topic from various angles: Project, historical, technological, interdisciplinary, urban planning and pedagogy. Thus, our purpose is to delineate another framework of discussion where the protagonists are not only the architectural projects, but also the narrative of the different territories from where the best stories, which have been “written” with a high vocation of service, will come.

Let’s tell stories about territories.

Students and professionals are friendly invited to participate.




Projects (Academic Projects, Thesis Projects or Works): 500 – 1,500 words.

Research (Paper, Essays or Readings): 2,000 – 4,000 words


You must use the templates to prepare your proposals.

Projects: Download project template

Research: Download research template

Citation Style:

The BIAAA Catalogue follows the guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA).


All figures and tables must be cited in the main text as (Figure 1), (Table 1), etc.


The proposals (projects or research) must be presented in both English and Spanish.

Send your proposals (.doc file) to until Monday 3rd June 2019.

The BIAAA is committed to follow a rigorous process of double-blind peer review. The Scientific Committee, a pool of highly qualified reviewers, will assist the Editor-In-Chief and in the selection of contributions for publication (ISSN 2414-1712).

The criteria for selecting contributions will be innovation, clarity of purpose and social impact according to BIAAA 2019 Topic.

The awarding ceremony will take place on 7-10 October 2019 at BIAAA 2019 (Lima, Peru).

All enquiries must be sent to the following address:

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