International Conference

Mercoledì, 18 Dicembre, 2019
18-19 December 2019
The field of knowledge defined by the terms "creativity" and "reality" may be considered the permanent framework for a reflection on innovation and the transformation of architecture and cities.
However, it should be noted that in current decades, creativity as the engine of human invention and reality as a response to human needs have had, as their dominant field of application, technological innovation rather than the development of new city images. In recent times architecture and world cities have been especially “designed” by neoliberal, global and urban policies following the realization of mega-events, shopping malls, gated communities, large scale facilities, urban villages, spectacular architectural objects, territorial infrastructure and immaterial networks.
Moreover, while the urban transformations of the European cities are still designed according to the tradition of the last two-centuries, the challenge to design within informal contexts emerged as an inevitable need to match and support the cultural and social identities of the enormous “informal” and “illegal” communities, to deal with inequalities and “expulsions”, to improve living conditions and make urban space more democratic, technological and dialogic.
Within this framework of “Plural Urbanism” rethinking the concepts of Creativity and Reality can be an important contribution to the construction of an "open city" in which sympathetic imagination, realistic and bold innovation will still be considered the architect’s principal means and can still feed the art of building the future city and architecture according to its actual realities, needs, emergencies, for pursuing a widespread human wellbeing and tackling the forces hidden in the global changes.
Topic tracks
The theme of the conference is presented in six topic tracks.
Therefore, participants are invited to select their contribution within one of them:
a. Formal and Informal 
b. Art and Artefact
c. Autonomy and Heteronomy 
d. Vision and Reality
e. Memories and Places
f. Form and Structure
g. Policies and Rules
Deadlines | Calendar
IConA Call for ABSTRACT 
July 23th, 2019
ABSTRACT submissions 
October 7th, 2019
ABSTRACT Acceptance
October 21th, 2019
Conference Earlier Registration 
November 7th, 2019
Conference Later Registration
November 21th, 2019
FULL PAPER Presentation and Submission 
December 18-19th, 2019
FULL PAPERS Selection January
January 15th, 2020
Orazio Carpenzano
Alessandra Capanna
Anna Irene Del Monaco
Francesco Menegatti
Tomaso Monestiroli
Dina Nencini

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