Faculties and centres
The biannual conferences of Architectural Graphic Expression gather professors and researchers from departments or sections of Architectural Graphic Expression and related departments of other countries since 1984, when the first Conference was held at the University of La Coruña.
Since 1986 sixteen uninterrupted editions have been held every two years. It is currently the most regular periodical architecture conference in Spain. The proceedings of the conferences, published in each edition, form a rich background of hundreds of papers on the most diverse fields related to research in architecture, representation, ideation, teaching, or new graphic technologies.
Since 1990, in the edition held in Valencia, the Conference has an international character, attaining continuous and stable participation of professors and researchers from Spain, Italy, Portugal and Latin America. At this conference, organised by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, it was agreed to publish a research journal, initially on an annually basis. Thus the research journal EGA: Revista de Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica (Architectural Graphic Expression Journal) was born, currently counting with 29 published issues.
The EGA Journal has been recognized by the ANECA (National Agency of Quality and Accreditation) as an impact journal, evaluable in the concession of the research periods (CNEAI) and the different university teaching accreditations in Spain, as its articles are included in the international databases such as the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals -Columbia University, Arts and Humanitis Citation Index -Current Contents, W.O.S., the Architectural Publications Index -RIBA, , Hollis Catalog (Harvard University) or the Barton Catalog (MIT).
Since 1992, the Organizing Committees of the conferences have been in close contact with several Representation and Surveys Departments in Italy, the Italian Union for Design and the European Union for Design, based in Genoa. At the XIV International Conference in Porto, the Unione Europea per il Disegno, the Research Group in Territory, City and Design of the University Lusíada Porto, and professors of related subjects in Faculties of Architecture in Portugal, are integrated in an open process of collaboration and exchange of teaching and research experiences among the three countries.
List of Conferences of Architectural Graphic Expression held to date: