Sunday, June 13, 2010

Conference: The Cultural Role of Architecture

The Cultural Role of Architecture
June 23rd - 25th 2010
University of Lincoln

What role can architecture play as a form of cultural expression? What is architecture capable of communicating in its current means of production? How does architecture participate in cultural and individual identity formation? What role can contemporary architecture play in the expression and development of the ideas and values of a culture, and in the intellectual development of the individual?

Keynote speakers
Alberto Pérez-Gómez – McGill University
Marco Frascari - Carleton University
Hasan-Uddin Khan - Roger Williams University
Renée Tobe – University of East London

Click here for the conference program
Architecture-Urbanism is dedicated to a) those who are interested in creating livable and sustainable environments and buildings that meet socio-cultural and socio-behavioral needs of people, environments that are responsive to historical, traditional and physical constraints, b) to those who are interested in finding panacea for the ills of our globalized world, and c) to those who are interested in regaining what cultures and societies have lost by the acts of architects. ____________________________________________________________________________