Past Events

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Mediterranean Cities in Transformation

Identity and Image of the Urban Landscape C18-20

Napoli, Italy

March 13 2014 - March 15 2014

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The Conference, open to scholars from national and international circles, aims to position the historiography on the Mediterranean city during the contemporary age, with reference to its identity, structure and image from the beginning of the industrialization to post-Enlightenment and bourgeois age, up to the themes concerning the evolution/involution of the territory and of the post-industrial landscape, as well as the development of the tourist model between the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Atmosphere Symposum 2014: Action

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

February 06 2014 - February 08 2014

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Each year the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture hosts an interdisciplinary symposium entitled Atmosphere. This symposium explores the less tangible aspects of design and experience: the ephemeral, social, situational, emotional, elemental, phenomenal and epiphenomenal conditions of our shared world.

The focus of Atmosphere 2014 is Action. Action shifts attention from designed objects to design motives, agencies, conditions and effects. Action poses questions about performative and collaborative modes of making and inhabitation. Action prompts designers and researchers to reflect on their modus operandi, and on the actions and interactions of the diverse materials, circumstances, policies and people they work with. Action invites consideration of the transformative agencies of situations and situated events.

We invite PAPER PROPOSALS for 20-minute presentations exploring one of the following six sub-themes: building acts, dwelling acts, representational acts, socio-political acts, environmental acts, and research in action. Proposals should be well grounded in historical, theoretical or creative research, and develop compelling arguments and insights that contribute to interdisciplinary knowledge.

PLEASE SUBMIT 300-WORD PROPOSALS BY OCTOBER 15th to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Clearly indicate the nature of your proposal (paper and sub-theme). All proposals will be blind peer reviewed. Notice of acceptance will be emailed by November 15th. Confirmation of attendance and registration will be required by December 15th, 2013.

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Atmosphere Symposium 2014: Action

Paper Proposals Due October 15th, 2013

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

February 06 2014 - February 08 2014

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IUAES 2014 conference: Towards an architectural anthropology Panel

Dates to be confirmed

Chiba, Japan

January 16 2014

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This panel seeks to investigate the possibilities of a deeper anthropological engagement with the discipline of architecture, based in but distinct from the practices developed by design anthropology, what can anthropologists learn from architects and what can architects learn from anthropologists?
The recent development of Design Anthropology (Gunn, Donovan Eds. 2013, Gunn, Otto, Smith Eds. 2013) as a distinctive sub-discipline has some lessons for collaborations with the built environment disciplines including architecture and urban design. Many of the issues raised are of interest to architecture, most notably the opportunity to integrate anthropological theory and methodology into the design process. A distinction must be drawn between the needs of a Design Anthropologist and those of an Architectural Anthropologist. This distinction is more than merely one of scale, however: most notably, the use of prototypes within design anthropology is inappropriate for architecture, and fundamental issues about our relationships with the environment and what it means to dwell are concerns shared by architecture and and anthropology.
There have been a number of studies in the mode of an 'anthropology of architecture' (Buchli 2012, Marchand 2009) or an 'ethnography of architecture' (Yaneva 2009, Houdart 2009), but what does it mean to produce anthropology by way of architecture (Ingold 2013)? It is easy to see what architects can learn from anthropology, but a greater challenge to ask anthropologists to learn from architects and designers.
Themes for the panel include but are not restricted to the following:
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    • ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE STUDIO
    • THE CONUNDRUM OF VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE
    • HOME, AND WHAT IT MEANS TO DWELL
    • ARCHITECTURES OF COLLECTION: THE MUSEUM & ARCHIVE
    • SITES OF EXCHANGE: SHOPPING, MARKET, CONSUMPTION
    • ARCHITECTURAL POWER RELATIONS MATERIAL CULTURE AND CIVIC BUILDINGS
    • THE TRANSIT INTERCHANGE, FLOWS AND ROUTES

 

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ASCAAD 2013 conference

Digital Crafting:Virtualizing Architecture and Delivering Real Built Environment

Effat University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

December 16 2013 - December 18 2013

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ASCAAD 7th Conference theme is exploring the linkages among digital design process thinking, constructability, the digital manufacturing process and their impact on the practice of architecture, engineering and construction. However, through digital design computation process, one would notice that the traditional master-builder design thinking approaches are still strongly implemented in processes such as: object making, digital fabrication, design-to-fabricate, parametric technology, BIM, machining, manufacturing analysis, building performance analysis. This evolution has combined the ability of fine crafted detailing with digital design and manufacturing and put a shift towards seamless collaboration between design and construction.

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20th CENTURY NEW TOWNS

CFP - 20th CENTURY NEW TOWNS| Archetypes and Uncertainties

Porto, Portugal, 22-24 May 2014

December 15 2013

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International Conference

20th Century New Towns. Archetypes and Uncertainties

Porto, ESAP, 22-24 May 2014

Call for papers open until December 15

 

 

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