Cultures, Communities and Design. A conference connecting planning, landscapes, architecture and people.
Organization: Architecture, Media, Politics, Society (AMPS), PARADE, and Routledge
Place: Calgary / Virtual
Format: In-person and virtual
Dates: 28-30 June 2022
Abstracts: 01 July 2021 (Early submissions)
DISCIPLINES: URBAN DESIGN | ARCHITECTURE | SUSTAINABILITY | LANDSCAPE | ENGINEERING | HOUSING | SOCIOLOGY | GOVERNANCE | ART | CULTURE | HISTORY
PUBLISHERS: ROUTLEDGE TAYLOR & FRANCIS | UCL PRESS | INTELLECT BOOKS | CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARS PUBLISHING | VERNON PRESS | LIBRI PUBLISHING
‘The Countryside’ – a polemically generic term Rem Koolhaas has recently used to reposition debates about our cities to those of rural areas. While posited as ‘new’, it is, in reality, a well established mode of thinking. Through notions such as the peri-urban for example, geographers, sociologists, architects, urban designers and regional economists have all debated the urban-rural relationship for several decades. Under this framework we are obliged to consider the city and its architecture on its own terms, but also address the ‘rural’ in its particular context and, importantly, explore the parallels and mutual influences at play.