[Re] appropriation of the city
WINY MAAS, MVRDV /NL/
KENGO KUMA /JP/ TO BE CONFIRMED
FRANCINE HOUBEN, MECANOO /NL/
RUURD GIETEMA, KCAP /NL/
SRDJAN JOVANOVIĆ WEISS, NAO /USA/
JASON PAYNE, HIRSUTA /USA/
ANTONINO SAGGIO, LA SAPIENZA ROME /IT/
MINAS BAKALČEV, ARCHITECTURE FACULTY-SKOPJE /MK/
BOŠTJAN VUGA, SADAR + VUGA /SL/
PENEZIĆ & ROGINA - PENEZIĆ & ROGINA ARCHITECTS /HR/
STEPHAN PINKAU, ANHALT UNIVERSITY /DE/
Università " La Sapienza" Roma: Prof. Antonino Saggio
Università Ferrara: Prof. Antonello Stella
ANHALT University of Applied Science: Prof. Stephan Pinkau
Technical University of Vienna: Prof. Marcus Tomaselli
Cottbus University: Prof. Raimund Fein
I.H.S./Erasmus University Rotterdam: Peter Niented
University of Belgrade: Prof. Vladan Djokic
May 12th - the abstract submission is closed
May 28th - abstract acceptance confirmation
July 22th - full paper submission
September 20th - revised paper submission
October 9-12th - conference [Polis University, Highway Tirana-Durres km.5, Tirana, Albania]
Sub-themes and Dimensions
The scope of TAWC_01 is distinct, yet all‐inclusive. The participants are kindly invited to make their contributions within a matrix of 6 sub‐themes and 4 dimensions.
Sub‐theme 1: From missing links to connected city
It could be called also "the mixing city". What are the networks that can reconnect all of the parts in city? How can this reconnection occur? How to reuse forgotten, or abandoned places? How to be efficient in using land/space, yet be creative? How to bring back or keep safe the value of the mix in the use of the space? Etc.
Sub‐theme 2: The Inclusive city
How to design or redesign a space for all, a space that respects gender, age, abilities and needs? How to afford this design or redesign process and its implementation? How to inclusively benefit from it?
Sub‐theme 3: The living building
The building or the structure, as the element that shapes space or is defined by the space, is the focus. How can sustainable, green buildings and eco design be used to re‐appropriate the space? Is there any room for daring towards new paradigms?
Sub‐theme 4: The "Ergonomic" city
This is the city/space that intelligently fits its people and all other species, in an evolutionary context and fashion. Do the people [re]appropriate the city/space to their needs, or the city [re]absorbs people's habits and needs and [re]appropriates people?
Sub‐theme 5: My city
The city is the result of the psychological and physical interaction of humans with space and species. What are the social and spiritual links between peoples and the space/city. Is one the result of the other? What is the causal relationship?
Sub‐theme 6: The Spontaneous city
Inspiration, creativity and spontaneity are the driving forces of development in any values systems. Can spontaneous or informal space developments bring us higher in the values systems? How can we use the spontaneous or organic developments to reveal the solution in space [re]appropriation?
Dimension 1: Inter/trans – disciplinary
Experts with different backgrounds can contribute to the sub‐themes: architects, urban designers and planners, interior and industrial designers, experts in sustainable development, sociologist, economists, etc. The viewpoints can be political, scientific, on sustainability, social, design related, planning related, etc. Interrelation among backgrounds is preferred.
Dimension 2: Visions
In this dimension contributions should be at a visionary level rather than at the detailed one. One could write about the city, or its composing networks, always looking at future visions. At the single space or structure level, one can define a vision rather than technique.
Dimension 3: Cooperative
This is about processes and involvement of people. Different professionals can discuss on: actors, co‐designing, processes, gaps and challenges, accountability and social responsibility, etc.
Dimension 4: Theories and Tools
In overall, this dimension is about tools to achieve the three above dimensions: design and words, theory of the design, psychological theories used over the city/space, space and medium, Information Technology, ICT, analysis and evolution, instruments in planning and in design, etc.