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Paper TopicS 2008 (CONT.) - Submissions Due September 10, 2007

GIS and the Design Disciplines James Tice & Erik Steiner U of Oregon This session will focus on GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and their capacity to capture, manage, and disseminate place-based data that in recent years has impacted architecture and related design disciplines such as urban studies, landscape architecture and environmental design. Houston: Do We Have a Problem or the Solution? José L.S. Gámez & Susan Rogers U of North Carolina, Charlotte & U of Houston We invite authors to examine the impacts of local, national, and global forces upon our 21st century urban landscapes and to frame their explorations in relation to the conference venue, to the opportunities that a 21st century urbanism may hold, to this session’s thematic question. Networked Urbanism: Place and Placemaking Without Propinquity Arijit H. Sen U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee This session invites papers that propose innovative methods to study territorially dispersed urban cultural landscapes, explore modes of place and place-making within such non-contiguous spatial networks, and produce new knowledge about urban communities without propinquity. New Modes of Architectural Conceptualization and Production Peter C. Papademetriou New Jersey Institute of Technology Are the computer’s uses as a material generator of design effects privileged over its representational capacities? What paradigms, such as Emergence theory, drive the process of form evolution? The process of production suggests the corollary of control of meaning: how does form-generation contribute to both theoretical formulation and its representational ‘meaning’?

discipline of drawing in the architectural curriculum, and within design and building practices. Rapid Shelter: Prototypes and Experiments Past, Present, Future Gabrielle Esperdy & Richard Garber New Jersey Institute of Technology This session seeks papers from historians, critics, and practitioners that investigate rapid shelter (i.e. shelter quickly manufactured or prefabricated, supplied, deployed, or relocated) as historical or contemporary case studies, examining built or conceptual examples through the lens of social need &/or formal or technological investigations. Sustainability — On The Urban Scale Steffen Lehmann U of Newcastle (Australia) The session ‘Sustainability - On the urban Scale’ is particularly interested in the relationship between energy-efficiency and urban design strategies, and aims to explore emerging urban design principles for more sustainable cities. The Design of MAKING Santiago R. Perez U of Houston The Design of Making encourages proposals exploring the development of Design Curriculums based on MAKING, as opposed to Representation, promoting a dialog between the Making of Things, and the Construction of Design Processes adapted to both critically question, and adopt emerging Generative Modeling & Advanced Fabrication Strategies & Technologies.

and landscape patterns. Papers that explore ways that architecture can challenge, subvert or reverse these hierarchies are especially welcome.

OPEN SESSIONS Organized by the co-chairs to provide wider opportunity for papers that may not fit within the selected topic sessions. Emerging Pedagogy: New Approaches to Architecture and Design Education Patrick Peters U of Houston Three trends are among those fueling the search for new models in architectural education: the application of increasingly complex information technology to rapidly transforming architectural practice, the heightened profile acquired by celebrity architects within mainstream media and the public eye, the expanding expectations of civic participation enlarging the responsibilities of the architect to include that of public leader. Place and the Non-Place Realm Mark Cottle Georgia Institute of Technology Papers are invited that explore the role of architecture and of building in a putatively posthuman environment—where the forces of late capitalism, frequent travel, the internet, mobile phones, and virtual environments are thought increasingly to dilute the subject’s relationship to the body, to built space, and to the city.

Sustainable Design and Beyond Michael Zaretsky The End of Architectural History and U of Cincinnati Reports of Its Demise This session will address the following question Wayne Michael Charney - As the professional and academic realms of arKansas State U chitecture begin to engage issues of sustainable Within the context of recent millennialist musings design, we must ask “What are we doing and is predicting radical transformations of one intellec- it enough?” tual construct or another, this session will examine the end of architectural history, in both connota- Themed Sessions tive senses, by chronicling indications of its demise Organized by the co-chairs to reflect the overall On Drawing as a distinct area of scholarly focus and by scruti- theme of the conference. Francis Lyn & Ronald Dulaney nizing its ultimate purpose as an informative comFlorida Atlantic U, Virginia Tech ponent of 21st-century architecture curricula. Affording the City: Housing and Lifestyle With recent evidence suggesting a marginalizaDavid Brown tion of drawing by hand, and an increased scope The Politics of Space U of Illinois at Chicago and complexity of digital modeling, we propose Lisa Findley We invite projects and papers that identify proa session that seeks to review and reveal various California College of the Arts cesses and formations providing means for urban strategies for instruction in drawing, delineation, This session will explore the ways that power, poli- inhabitants and communities that are confronted and visualization, with particular interest in argu- tics and social and cultural hierarchies are made with displacement to participate in the current dements related to the degree of relevancy of the physical through architecture and resulting urban velopment of their neighborhoods and the city.

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