Research, Education, and Practice in the Era of "Post-Professionalism"

Call for abstracts

invio abstract entro il 16 febbraio 2014

Call for abstract per il simposio internazionale organizzato dalla Girne American University (Cyprus), dalla Yildiz Technical University (Turkey) e dalla Qatar University (Qatar).

Obiettivi

L'architettura e la città post-professionale sono emerse negli ultimi decenni come prodotto della globalizzazione, delle multinazionali e dell'accomunarsi dei problemi ambientali e sociali nel mondo. La struttura dello stato si trasforma e di conseguenza il paradigma associato di "professionalismo", che ha prevalso durante il periodo dello stato moderno e quindi per gran parte del ventesimo secolo, non è più convincente.

Una conseguenza di questi cambiamenti, in relazione all'architettura, alla ricerca in campo urbano, all'insegnamento e alla pratica contemporanei, è che mentre essi passano nell'era "post-professionale" perdono il loro ruolo, che sia pubblico, nazionale o sociale.

Il simposio intendere discutere di atteggiamenti critici in grado di dare nuova forma alle pratiche architettoniche e urbane e ristabilire la loro relazione con la ricerca e l'insegnamento, al fine di favorire la comprensione di diverse manifestazioni dell'architettura contemporanea e dell'insegnamento, della ricerca e della pratica che riguardano la città. 

Il simposio affronta una serie di sotto-tematiche, le principali sono:
1. Pratiche architettoniche e urbane nell'era "post-professionale",
2. L'insegnamento "post-professionale in Architettura e negli studi urbani,
3. Ricerca interdisciplinare e trans-disciplinare in architettura e nelle ricerche in ambito urbano.

Invio abstract entro il 16 febbraio 2014.

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CAUMME, Contemporary Architecture & Urbanism in the Mediterranean & the Middle East, will hold its second symposium in october 2014. CAUMME II, Architectural and Urban Research, Education, and Practice in an Era of "Post-Professionalism" is an international symposium organized by Girne American University (Cyprus), Yıldız Technical University (Turkey), and Qatar University (Qatar).

CAUMME II comes after the success of CAUMME I - 2012 on "Global Impacts and Local Challenges" which was organized in Yıldız Technical University by Co- Chairs prof. Dr. Murat Soygeniş of Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, and prof. Dr. Ashraf M. Salama of Qatar University, Doha.

Caumme II - Scope

‘Post-professional' architecture and urbanity have emerged in recent decades as a by-product of the globalized world with neo-liberal states, multi-national corporations, and worldwide social and environmental predicaments. The structure of the state is being transformed and consequently the associated paradigm of ‘professionalism' that prevailed throughout the period of the modern (nation) state, much of the twentieth century, is no longer persuasive.

A significant feature of these changes in relation to contemporary architectural and urban research, education and practice is that as they are transitioning into the ‘post-professional' era they are losing their public/ national/ social roles. As public-oriented correlations between education, research and practice have subsided, so the education, research and practice of architecture and urbanity have been restructured via business-led / marketled motivations.

Architectural and urban research discourse has progressed from the exclusivist vision of the physical / built environment where discrete objects were produced within the ordained limits of delineated professional fields, towards more inclusive inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches with both international and local visions. The professional intention, technical base, and mostly mono-type educational programmes in architecture and urbanity have evolved towards experimental, critical and diverse educational curricula. At the same time, architectural and urban practices have changed from individual engagement in designing spaces with high use value for public benefit to specialists' collective production of images with high exchange value for the benefits of private / limited stakeholders. That is to say, parallel to these developments in the practice, ‘post-professional' architecture and urban research and education established the ground for diverse critical movements.

This symposium aims to discuss these critical attitudes which can reshape architectural and urban practices and re-establish their relations with research and education, to foster understanding and appreciation of different manifestations in contemporary architectural and urban education, research and practice.

The CAUMME II symposium addresses a number of sub-themes identified as major issues challenging contemporary architecture and urbanism. It is open to any panel proposals on the related themes. The list of the panels will be updated on the CAUMME II website. Applicants can either submit their abstracts on the main themes of CAUMME II, as below, or for the approved panels to be advised. The three main sub-themes of CAUMME II are: 1. Architectural and Urban Practices in the ‘post-Professional' era 2. ‘Post-Professional' Education in Architecture and Urban Studies 3. Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Research in Architecture and Urban Studies

All accepted papers will be published in the CAUMME II Book of Proceedings following the requirements (see here caumme.gau.edu.tr/en/2203/full-paper-submissions). The book of proceedings will be available during the conference. A maximum number of 20 papers will be be selected by the scientific committee and will be published in Archnet-IJAR www.archnetijaronline.org and Megaron www.megaronjournal.com/jvi.aspx
Open Access Journals (max. 10 papers per each journal).

The deadline for abstract submissions is extended to the 16th of february 2014.

Abstracts should be sent to caumme@gau.edu.tr

Architectural and Urban Research, Education, and Practice in the Era of ‘Post-Professionalism'
23-25 October 2014, Girne - Cyprus

 

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