Appel à contribution : The production of place, date limite 16 juillet 2012

Cette conférence se tiendra du 15 au 18 décembre 2012 à ACE | School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering University of East London Docklands Campus, London.
Télécharger l’appel à communication complet
Place.Conference@uel.ac.uk no later than 16th July 2012.

« In this conference, we aim to question the challenges of global problems in relation to the production of place. Focusing on the necessary components to sustain places, how do we decide when to protect, adjust or transform? »

The concept of place works across multiple disciplines; as an area of study it requires the application of diverse approaches: merging architecture, urbanism, geography, psychology, as a better means of understanding and responding to places. Critical theorists argue that globally-produced social, economic and environmental conditions are imposed on local places, which are unable to deal with them and maintain their own
identity in the process, because of their global provenance.
Place may be defined by activity intrinsic to, and evidenced in, details of the physical surroundings (architectural style, composition, and type) which can be considered as a framing device for daily life. Therefore, can the activities of ‘making’ and ‘doing’ that are in and of places, more usefully inform global processes and products? In understanding the physical characteristics of place on a local scale, globalised understandings of places and their mutability could be challenged. If the world is entirely made up of places, can each place provide a new form of global knowledge?
In this conference, we aim to question the challenges of global problems in relation to the production of place. Focusing on the necessary components to sustain places, how do we decide when to protect, adjust or transform?
[themes]
Global knowledge via local place
By capturing and communicating the characteristics of a place, can place become the means of providing better global practices?
‘Making’ and ‘doing’
What is the appropriate relationship between ‘making’ and ‘thinking’? Can the processes of making and doing create knowledge in their own right?
Insecurity in and of places
How can insecurity be a positive force in the negotiation of places?


Françoise Acquier

Chargée de ressources documentaires Equipe Cresson - UMR Ambiances Architectures Urbanités - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Grenoble. Veille également sur Scoop-it : http://www.scoop.it/t/le-cresson-veille-et-recherche

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