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29 August 2013 – 31 August 2013
Within the Limits of Scarcity: Rethinking Space, City and Practices PhD Conference CALL FOR PAPERS
London, United Kingdom
SCIBE, Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment
HERA, Humanities in the European Reasearh Area
This conference seeks to investigate the processes through which scarcity is constructed in specific urban settings, shedding light on its setting, emergence and production in the built environment. Moreover, it seeks to understand how the challenges posed by this condition can shape alternative ways of investigating, conceptualising and theorizing city and space so as to inform innovative strategies and challenge the existing normative practices.
Scarcity has accompanied the becoming of the urban condition. Repeatedly, (im-)material shortage has been at the core of the city’s struggles. More recently, global economic uncertainty, widespread urban inequality and pressing environmental questions in both North and South, are posing acute challenges to all involved in producing the built environment. Within this scenario, different actors, from architects and other built environment professionals to local authorities and community based organisations, will be increasingly pressured to deploy strategies to work within or against the limits of scarcity.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The conference aims to engage a selected group of PhD students in presentations and discussions as a peer-to-peer response, supplemented by keynote speakers and networking sessions.Submissions are encouraged from disciplines dealing with the built environment (such as Architecture, Planning, Geography, Development Studies and related disciplines) in various contexts and from different perspectives.
Papers could aim to answer one or more of the following questions:
1. What innovative ways of investigating and explaining the city can arise from looking through the lens of scarcity?
2. How can the examination of issues of scarcity in the built environment and the strategies emerging within its limits, can inform new ways of thinking and acting around cities and space?
3. What are the historic and current strategies deployed by the different actors involved in producing the built environment within the limits of scarcity? What lessons can be drawn from them?
4. What is the role built environment professions in responding to the challenges posed by current conditions of scarcity?
• Pier Vittorio Aureli | Architectural Association | Berlage Institute
• Camillo Boano | The Bartlett – DPU UCL
• Ole Bouman | Nederlands Architectuurinstituut
• Erik Swyngedouw | University of Manchester
• Barbara Elisabeth Ascher
• Isis Nunez Ferrera
• Michael Klein
FOR MORE INFORMATIONS AND CONTACTS
- Start: 08-29-2013
- End: 08-31-2013.
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