The Pennsylvania State University, Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture hosts a Conference on Nature of Spatial Practices Feb 1, '13
The Pennsylvania State University welcomes young researchers and practitioners in architecture and affiliated disciplines to participate in the conference on the Nature of Spatial Practices, to be held on Friday, February 1, 2013. The conference will be opened by keynote speakers followed by oral presentations of papers and discussions. The conference is open to graduate students and practitioners who have graduated within the past three years.
Increasing mobility, advancing technologies, and changing socio-cultural patterns across the globe in the past few decades have accelerated the continuously transforming nature of spatial practice. The conference welcomes contemporary perspectives from graduate students and recent graduates in different disciplines to examine shifts in boundaries, agencies, instruments and vocabulary of practice. How does spatial practice respond to cutting-edge technologies? How does pedagogy respond to new tools? How does a shifting political discourse affect practice? How do we posit ourselves within transformations? How does this changing nature of spatial practice affect societies?
Areas of interest for submission include, but are not limited to, the following:
+ Culture: urbanism and planning, heritage and identity, place making, urban renewal, mobility, policy, embodying space, politics and space, cultural economy, representational geography, housing, pedagogy
+ Technology: innovations in construction techniques, environmental sustainability, computation and design, digital medias, housing, pedagogy
Interested authors are requested to submit abstracts written in English to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Advisory Board will review all abstracts and papers. The submission should include title of the paper, name of the presenting author and key words. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Any accompanying illustrations should be 72 dpi.
The deadline for submission is midnight on December 09, 2012.
Accepted authors will be notified within two weeks of submission of abstract. The final date for registration is December 15, 2012. Graduate Student Awards are available on a competitive basis.
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Schedule of dates:
Deadline for submitting abstract: December 09, 2012
Final date for notification regarding abstracts: December 12, 2012
Deadline for registration: December 15, 2012
Conference date: February 01, 2013
Deadline for submitting completed papers: March 01, 2013
All submitted papers will be considered for publication in the conference proceedings, which will be made available digitally. The papers can be submitted upto a month after the conference. Papers should not exceed 3000 words, including citations. Please follow paper template formatting guidelines available January 2013. Submitted papers must be word document format, 5mb limit including illustrations. PDFs will not be accepted.
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