International Association for the Study of
Environment, Space, and Place
Built Spaces: Earth-Sky and Human Praxes
APRIL 27-29, 2007 — Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center: Duquesne University
The material expression of the human life-world is constructed by establishing patterns oriented through, and by, the earth-sky relation. Human socio-cultural praxes manifest spatially through establishing the fundamental spatiality, “a level”—an equilibrium that is formed through the collusion of the upright posture of the lived-body and the earthly horizon, marking the measure of the earth-sky relation and human experience.
Presentations may address any aspect of spatial production as long as the aspect of “builtness” is taken into consideration. In other words socio-cultural events are patterns that are always interlocked with materially expressed spatial patterns. The phenomena that we want to address in this conference concern our built environments. What is it to build? What is a building, or buildings? How do we build? How does building open a world, limit a world, destroy a world, protect a world, or enliven a world? What are the many forms of human dwelling about which building must address? How can we build a better world? Who builds and why? What do certain forms of building do for us, or to us?
Visit our website: www.towson.edu/iasesp for further information.
Deadline for abstracts is January 20, 2007
Send Abstracts to:
On site contact:
Daniel J. Martino
Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
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