IASTE 2020: Virtual Traditions
The Transience of tradition in changing geographies and global landscapes
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is delighted to host the 18th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE): Virtual Traditions. Over the past 30 years, IASTE has helped shape the discourse around the political, cultural, economic, and legal frameworks of tradition.
- From: Thursday 3 September 2020, 8.30 am
- To: Sunday 6 September 2020, 5.30 pm
- Location: Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
18th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE)
Tradition has multiple forms, manifestations, and influences that shape the processes used to produce, transform, preserve, and consume built environments in synch with socio-cultural and economic change. Over the past 30 years, IASTE has helped shape the discourse around the political, cultural, economic, and legal frameworks of tradition.
With the predominance of mobile communication, social media, and online interaction, the terms “virtual” and “tradition” are no longer at opposite ends of cultural discourse, as they seemed to be a decade ago.
The organizers of IASTE 2020 Nottingham invite participants to revisit the notion, concepts and practices of tradition at a time when virtual and mobile interaction is increasingly dictating the terms of everyday life, at home, at work, and in the public sphere. Participants will investigate the intellectual dialogue and reciprocal influences at the intersection of physical and virtual landscapes, and reflect on how new methodologies, practices, policies, information technologies, and even the parallel presence of virtual space and cloud communications inform the meaning of tradition in the built environment.
By examining alternative futures of tradition, the conference organizers anticipate a progressive inquiry and dialogue regarding the epistemological and philosophical basis of tradition. As in past IASTE conferences, we invite scholars, professionals, and practitioners from architecture, architectural history, urban design, art history, anthropology, archaeology, folklore, geography, history, planning, sociology, political science, urban studies, conservation, design, digital technologies, and related disciplines to submit papers that address one of the following tracks.
Booking information and enquiries
The conference includes the following themes:
|Deadline for Abstract Submission||18 October 2019|
|Finalise Abstract Reviews||31 December 2019|
|Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts||17 January 2020|
|Deadline for Conference Registration by Presenters||3 April 2020|
|Deadline for Revised Paper Submission||24 April 2020|
|Notification of Acceptance in Working Paper Series||1 July 2020|
|Conference Programme||3 – 6 September 2020|
|Post-Conference Tours||7 September 2020|
|Nottingham Caves and Robin Hood||7 September 2020|
|London Architecture (in association with RIBA)||7 September 2020|
NTU conference organising committee team
Chair: Prof. Nezar AlSayyad, IASTE President Emeritus
Members: Heba Ahmed, Howayda Al-Harithy, Mohamad al-Jassar, Anne Marie Broudehoux, Flavia Brito doNascimento, Cecilia Chu, Lyndsey Deaton, Jonathan Hale, Chee-Kien Lai, Duanfang Lu, Andrzej Piotrowski, Gehan Selim, Ipek Tureli.
Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage, The School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment of Nottingham Trent University; and the Urban Lab of The University of Oregon
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