السبت، 13 أبريل، 2013

Call of Papers: Thinking the Contemporary Landscape (Hanover, 20-22 Jun 2013)

 Thinking the Contemporary Landscape (Hanover, 20-22 Jun 2013)Hanover, June 20 - 22, 2013
Deadline: May 10, 2013

International Conference

THINKING THE CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE - POSITIONS & OPPOSITIONS
20-22 June 2013 Herrenhausen Castle, Hanover, Germany
Landscape finds its roots in the Old Dutch word "Landskip", which 
designates a stretch of cultivated land. Similarly, paysage in French 
stems from the Latin word "pagus", meaning peasant, which designates an 
extent of land made by that same person. In other words landscape is 
the belaboured making of humans, and has nothing to do with the ideal 
of an untouched wilderness.


This plain definition of the word can help 
frame a potential for discussion with respect to a long standing 
tradition of form-giving on the land. It is essentially by questioning 
and bringing symbolic expressions of nature back into focus that 
landscape will resolve the inherent contradiction of its being, namely 
that of offering the promise of a wilderness where there is none. In 
light of this situation, it is interesting to discuss what constitutes 
the immanence of landscape in our age, to better understand the 
assigned role of design disciplines. The conference entitled "Thinking 
the Contemporary Landscape", which will be held in Herrenhausen in June
2013
 under the auspices of the Volkswagen Foundation, is looking for a 
critical debate about the contemporary intelligence of landscape at a 
time of relentless conceptual oscillation and uncertainty. We invite 
outstanding thinkers and actors gravitating around this subject to 
share their thoughts and convictions with us, to help shed light on a 
multitude of issues, on one of the most ill-defined concepts of our 
age; call it landscape if you will.

Lectures and discussions will gravitate around the following three main topics:
Science and Memory –
 Power and Terrain – 
Method and Design

Confirmed speakers: 
James Corner, Georges Descombes, Anette Freytag, Adriaan Geuze, 
Christophe Girot, Kathryn Gustafson, Kristina Hill, David 
Leatherbarrow, Vittoria Di Palma, Saskia Sassen, Hille von Seggern, 
Charles Waldheim, Kongjian Yu

Commentators: 
Barry Bergdoll, Sonja Dümpelmann, Dorothée Imbert, Michael Jakob, 
Sébastien Marot, Alessandra Ponte, Jörg Rekittke

Moderators: 
Stanislaus Fung, Albert Kirchengast, Martin Prominski, Bianca Maria 
Rinaldi, Antje Stokman

Organisation:
Chair of Professor Christophe Girot, Institute of Landscape 
Architecture, ETH Zurich
Volkswagen Foundation, Hanover, Germany

Registration: landscape@volkswagenstiftung.de (restricted number of places, no participation fees)
 
 
Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL
 
                 Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Cultural Heritage .
                 Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Architecture

                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul 
                 Mosul - Iraq .
 

E-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com
                   emadhanee@gmail.com
                   http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :           +964 (0)770 164 93 74

 

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