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UEL 'Call for Papers’

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UEL ‘Call for Papers’ for international conference and workshops focusing on ‘The Production of Place’

Focusing on the necessary components to sustain places, University of East London will run a four day workshop and conference on 15 – 18 December 2012. Guest speakers include architect Tony Fretton and writer Iain Sinclair, to help question the challenges of global problems in relation to the production of place.

‘The Production of Place’ at UEL

‘The Production of Place’ at UEL

Key speakers at the conference will be:

Chris Pyke - Ph.D and Vice President of Research, U.S. Green Building Council 

Iain Sinclair - Bestselling author of Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire

Felipe Assadi - Dean of Architecture, Finis Terrae University, Santiago de Chile

Tony Fretton - Architect, Tony Fretton Architects, London

Wall One, Alan Chandler

Wall One, Alan Chandler

Led by MA: Architecture: Sustainability & Design (maasd) and Place Research Lab, the conference and workshops will run in parallel to each other. The workshops will run over four days and include fabric formwork concrete construction and other self-build techniques. 

Delegates will design and make structures, responding to the challenges of particular places, together with staff and students. The work will be presented during the conference.

Catalan vaulted structure for William Paton Community Garden, UEL Students

Catalan vaulted structure for William Paton Community Garden, UEL Students

‘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.’

Yurt for a children’s garden nursery, UEL Students

Yurt for a children’s garden nursery, UEL Students

For examples of previous projects visit www.maasd.co.uk and www.placeresearchlab.org.uk

Submit papers by 16th July 2012.

Submission guidelines

Abstracts should not be longer than 300 words, and sent by e-mail as Word (doc) or Adobe Acrobat (pdf) files to Place.Conference@uel.ac.uk  no later than 16th July 2012.

All abstracts should include the following:

  • Paper Title
  • Title, First Name, Surname and Affiliation of all authors
  • 100 - 150 words biography of all authors
  • E-mail address for corresponding author

Abstract proposals will be reviewed by the conference advisory board.

Contact Telephone: +44 20 8223 3260

E-mail: Place.Conference@uel.ac.uk

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