Past Events

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Autonomy Reconsidered: Ethics in Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape

ISPA 2014 Conference

Delft, Netherlands

July 09 2014 - July 11 2014

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Contemporary philosophy and architecture discourse alike marginalize the ethical dimension of architecture.  Yet, it seems that the ethical dimension in both architecture and philosophy has been compromised because both disciplines have not established a clear interdisciplinary understanding of autonomy. Together, and in service to both fields of study, we must reconsider what autonomy means for both architecture and philosophy, or rather, for architecture philosophy.

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Riverine: Architecture and Water

University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

June 26 2014 - June 28 2014

Human settlements may be divided broadly between inland ones often located on high ground, such as the hill towns of Urbino and Jerusalem, or those of inland plains such as Brasilia and Novosibirsk, and those located on waterways, on rivers close to the sea. We are interested in the latter, and seek to tease out and explore architectural, planning, artistic and literary backgrounds to cities as diverse as London, Rotterdam, New York, Venice and Alexandria; in other words, we are interested in human settlements whose origins depend upon rivers.

 

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NORDIC ENCOUNTERS

TRAVELLING IDEAS ABOUT OPEN SPACE DESIGN AND PLANNING

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

June 12 2014 - June 13 2014

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For a decade, the World in Denmark conferences have brought prominent interna- tional designers and planners to Copenhagen.

This 10th conference investigates the role of Denmark – or more broadly the Nordic countries – in the world.

Scholars and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts that discuss cultural encounters in open space design and planning.

International key note speakers from landscape architec- ture, urban design and urbanism will reflect on recent interventions in the urban landscape.

 

 

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Re-Use of the Modernist Project in the City

Call for Participation

Venice Biennale

June 07 2014

To participate, one must submit a short abstract in English to : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Please see attached poster for full details.

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A Call for Participation- The Venice Biennale Sessions 2014

Use-ReUse- Adaptive Modernism Workshop

Venice Biennale 2014

June 07 2014

As part of the Venice Biennale University Program, the Design School at the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon LeZion, Israel, will lead a workshop on the opening day of the Biennale (June 7th).

 

The purpose of the workshop is to rethink the current value and role of the modernist buildings in their evolving and divergent urban settings.

 

The workshop will consist of brief presentations in various media surrounding research, conceptual projection, art, video, photography, virtual poster and architectural planning.

 

To participate, please submit a short abstract (250-300 words) in English, focusing on adaptive re-use for modernist architecture.

 

Submission deadline: 31 March 2014

Notifications: 30 April 2014

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The Architecture of Spirituality in a Multicultural Setting

The 6th Symposium on Architecture, Culture and Spirituality (ACS 6)

Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Toronto, CANADA.

June 06 2014 - June 08 2014

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The 6th Annual Symposium on Architecture, Culture and Spirituality (ACS 6) will take place at Trinity Colege in the University of Toronto ( http://www.trinity.utoronto.ca/ ), located in the heart of Toronto’s midtown core, June 5-8, 2014.

The topic is “The Architecture of Spirituality in a Multicultural Settingand will explore the nature of spiritual expression as articulated in form and space within a multicultural framework. This objective will be pursued in paper-project-presentation sessions responding to the themes described below. As always in ACS symposia, optional meditation will be offered each morning and there will be free time for connecting to oneself, other people and the surroundings.

Themes

 IDENTITY: As global economics and conflicts accelerate intercontinental migration, many spiritual traditions find themselves striving to secure and maintain identity within a completely new and otherwise foreign context. This theme considers the dynamics of faithfully re-creating the architecture of a spiritual tradition, and/or finding expressions of form, space, and ritual that speak to their adopted landscape.


SHARING: In many cases, it has not been feasible to carry out spiritual expression with their traditional landscape.  This theme gives consideration to such possibilities as accommodations within the workplace, the creation of multi-faith worship centres, and sharing of existing religious spaces by more than one faith tradition as a means to embrace a multi-cultural environment

CONFLICT: Because sacred sites, buildings, and iconic objects represent primary manifestations of a spiritual tradition, they are often prime targets of sectarian, interfaith, and politically motivated violence.  This theme provides opportunities to explore the nature of this phenomenon.

FORGIVENESS: This theme provides opportunities to explore the question of how design and location of spiritual space and form can contribute to ameliorating tensions, diffusing misunderstandings, and resolving potential conflicts as we seek to find wholeness and peaceful co-existence.


Open

Compelling proposals that relate to the symposium focus but which fall outside of these themes will also be considered for acceptance.


Special Events

Two special event are planned. One is a keynote lecture by McGill Architecture Professor Alberto Pérez-Gómez. The second will be a Sacred Space Tour of Toronto buildings, gardens, and urban settings.


Submission

500 words long proposals will be peer-reviewed by the symposium co-chairs and a selected group of ACS members. The deadline is January 27th, 2014. 

 

For more details and information, visit website: http://www.acsforum.org/symposium2014/ or email Julio Bermudez: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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