CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Fall Symposium Building Beyond Borders - Reflecting on the dynamisms of intercultural collaboration in build projects
We are very pleased to announce the first Fall Symposium Building Beyond Borders - Reflecting on the dynamisms of intercultural collaboration in build projects that will be organized in Hasselt, Belgium, on 9-10 November 2020.
Several universities have developed educational programs (master and postgraduate programs) in which students learn to design for and even build in a context that is beyond their own cultural and social context. Examples are European universities that set up design studios and design & build projects in African or Asian countries, or Schools of Architecture that realize projects in remote rural areas or in informal settlements in their own country. Also many architectural practices have been designing for and building in contexts that are far beyond the socio-cultural background of their designers.
We invite academics, practitioners, students, NGO’s, community members, … to contribute to this conversation, through an active contribution by means of a presentation or lecture or by attending the symposium and participating in the discussions that will be organized.
In view of the uncertainties on the COVID-19 situation in November 2020, we offer the opportunity to participate in the Fall Symposium in a remote way, both for active contributions and for attendees of the Symposium. If necessary, the whole Fall Symposium will be held remotely, but hopefully this will not be the case.
More information on the type of contributions and the Symposium’s themes can be found in the Call for Abstracts (see attachment) or on our website. Deadline for abstract submission (max. 300 words) is 15th June 2020 (Abstract submission form).
We look forward to receiving your contribution and meeting you at the Fall Symposium!
Organizing Committee Fall Symposium