ISAMA 2012 Announcement

Eleventh Interdisciplinary Conference of the

International Society of the Arts, Mathematics and Architecture

June 18–22, 2012

General Information

ISAMA 2012 will be held June 18–22, 2012 in Chicago at DePaul University and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). (The local co-organizers are Steve Luecking and Robert Krawczyk, respectively.) ISAMA 2012 celebrates the 20th anniversary of AM92, the first Art and Mathematics Conference, organized by Nat Friedman at the University at Albany, New York in June, 1992.


Talks will be scheduled June 18–20, excursions June 21 and teacher workshops June 22.

Call for Papers

Papers are due March 15, 2012. Extended deadline: April 7. Please submit papers electronically to The format to be used is the same as for ISAMA 2011 (and the same as for Bridges papers). Samples can be found online in the last proceedings, the Summer 2011 issue of Hyperseeing.

Invited Speakers

Invited speakers will include Robert Bosch, Gabrielle Meyer, Mark Schendel, and Jeanne Gang, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2011. Jeanne and Mark are married and are the two principal partners of Studio Gang Architects; Mark also spoke at ISAMA 2011.


Unfortuantely, the visit of the Japanese stone carver Keizo Ushio had to be canceled.


Participants may submit art works for the exhibit. Maximum sizes: 16" x 20" (two-dimensional works), 4' x 4' x 4' (three-dimensional works).


The cost of the excursions, one copy of the proceedings, and lunch on Thursday and Friday will be included in the registration fee of $200. The fee can be paid by check or money order but not by credit card. Payment details can be found on the registration form.


Check in would be Sunday night, June 17, and checkout would be Friday, June 22, unless you plan to stay longer. The conference site is at Jackson and Wabash. Hotel rates given below are spring specials from last year.
  • Travelodge Hotel Downtown, 65 East Harrison (at Wabash), $112. About 4 blocks to conference; has window air conditioners; people staying there last year were satisfied.
  • Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan, $143. About 4 block to conference; large old hotel; Nat has stayed there several times.
  • Best Western Grant Park, 1100 South Michigan, $157. About 8 blocks to conference.


    For more information please email Nat Friedman at