As discussions of sustainability and architecture have evolved, the concept of transformation has gained significance as an approach to developing the built environment more broadly. We have seen transformation emerge as a key concept with strong normative connotations across different fields of architecture and scales. In this development, transformation is related to ethics of reuse and to the idea of reducing the footprint of the built and the expanding cities.
But transformation is highly relevant even without the link to these values or overarching goals outside the discourse of architecture. Transformation can also be understood and discussed within the discipline of architecture as a certain approach to the production and analysis of architecture. This discussion involves questions of how architecture can be conceptualized, and how in practice it engages and reacts to its contexts, and which representation methods are used.
The aim of the symposium is to engage in these discussions and to foster new insights so as to help shed light on the concepts of transformation in architecture, landscape, and urban form. And to bring forward new perspectives and knowledge that can contribute to development in both research and practice.
- Submission of papers – 1 October 2021
- Registration and payment – 15 October 2021
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