SAHANZ 2017
Jul
5
to Jul 11

SAHANZ 2017

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The 34th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand 2017

Quotation, Quotation:  What Does History Have in Store for Architecture Today?

The Architecture Program, Faculty of Arts & Design at the University of Canberra is pleased to host Quotation, Quotation:  The Thirty-fourth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, to be held from Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th July 2017 in Canberra, ACT.

In addition to the conference hosts, this event is proudly supported by
*AIA, ACT Chapter
*Cox Architecture, Canberra
*FJMT (Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp Pty Ltd) Architects, Sydney
*Stewart Architecture

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2nd SEAARC (Southeast Asia Architecture Research Collaborative) Symposium
Jan
5
to Jan 7

2nd SEAARC (Southeast Asia Architecture Research Collaborative) Symposium

  • Department of Architecture, SDE (map)
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Across various disciplines, attention on the category of the “Other” has shone light on women, minorities, the poor, profane, criminal and mundane. But what and where is the category of “Others” in architectural studies? Is it to be attached to the spaces and buildings associated with these marginalized social categories? Or are there intrinsically architectural “Others” – subjects within the discipline that undergird its internal discourse through contrast and opposition – that should be opened up to interdisciplinary scrutiny? Finally, what can Southeast Asia offer to the larger intellectual debates in which the category of the “Other” has played a critical role in the last few decades?

Poster design by Seow Yeong Chuan

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Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

Urbanisation and the Production of Space - International Symposium

PhD student Sha Liu recently attended the international symposium 'Urbanisation and the Production of Space' in Shanghai, China on 24 November 2016 and provided this feedback on her experience.

"Co-organized by the University of Sydney China Centre and the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning (FADP), in collaboration with six Chinese partner institutes, the symposium included top experts on Chinese urbanisation. Unlike conventional academic conferences, each session had two or three experts holding sharply different opinions and who debated heatedly with each other, like a fierce debating contest. I was able to participate in the discussion by raising questions, and communicated face-to-face with those leading experts, which was very mind opening.

Sha Liu is a PhD student in Urban and Regional Planning and Policy in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

The symposium was co-ordinated by Duanfang Lu, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning.

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Hidden Traces of Shared History
Aug
29
9:30 AM09:30

Hidden Traces of Shared History

This symposium brings together leading researchers who are working on 19th and early 20th century collections of Asia Pacific photographs. Alongside a broader consideration of the significance of the history of photography in the region, explorations of visual and built traces of identity formations, globalised trading and agricultural industrialisation, and the envisioning of modernity and nationalism during the late colonial era will be highlighted. The projects featured in the symposium demonstrate different modes of archival research and interpretation methods and a spectrum of geographical connections showcasing different pathways into the photographic collections. As a cross disciplinary platform of research exchange, the symposium aims to generate an overview of new approaches to research into the 19th and early 20th century history of the Asia Pacific region. These are developing through working with the era’s arguably most captivating and rich visual traces.


The symposium is led by Dr. Amanda Achmadi, Prof. Paul Walker, Dr. Karen Burns, and Dr. Bronwyn Stocks, and is co-organised by the ACAHUCH (Australian Collaboratory for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage) of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at The University of Melbourne.

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Reading Indonesian Cities: Dreams, Nightmares and Memories of a Nation - Indonesia Forum Panel Discussion
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Reading Indonesian Cities: Dreams, Nightmares and Memories of a Nation - Indonesia Forum Panel Discussion

  • The University of Melbourne Parkville VIC 3010 (map)
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Indonesian cities are challenging environments for those who call them home and complex readings for their observers. The nation’s unfinished shaping is ingrained in the cities’ fragmented urban forms, multifaceted cultures, and unfolding transformations. Imagined identity and power relations have been constructed, enforced, and challenged, sometimes silently other times violently, through the pragmatic realities of the cities’ built fabrics and polarised social landscapes. This makes Indonesian cities a rich field to reflect on the stage of the nation today.

Panellists:

• Prof. Abidin Kusno (York University)
• Prof. Vedi Hadiz (Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne)
• Prof. Kim Dovey (Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, the University of Melbourne)
• Prof. Widjaja Martokusumo (Institut Teknologi Bandung/ITB)

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IPCS Symposium: Border  Thinking/Thinking About Borders
Jul
24
9:00 AM09:00

IPCS Symposium: Border Thinking/Thinking About Borders

  • The Institute of Postcolonial Studies: IPCS (map)
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Despite the many forces for economic and political unification in the post-national era, the demarcation, relocation, deconstruction and passage across geographic borders shape contemporary national subjectivities and their constitutive spaces. Recent research has recognised the intensification of political subjectivities at the nation’s (purported) periphery, its impact on marginalised subjects and the traumatic inscription of border crossings on the bodies of the politically disenfranchised. The border has prompted many intellectual positions such as ‘Border as Method’ and ‘Border Thinking’ which identify the critical and epistemological significance of the periphery. It has produced interdisciplinary academic scholarship on physical border lands, immigrant mobilities, and human security. This symposium builds on an ongoing intellectual exploration of borders in theory and in practice that have prompted a number of events. They include an IAG panel (2014), a proposed issue of Fabrications 25:3 (2015), and a future book project.

The planned symposium includes individual presentations from a number of scholars, including postgraduate students. It is followed by a creative practice workshop run by architect/artist/poet, Alex Selenitsch, who will test their research methodologies through his project for a Liminal House.

This event is part of an ARC research project: Temporal Cities, Provisional Citizens: Architectures of Internment led by A/Prof. Anoma Pieris of the Melbourne School of Design.

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Traditionalism, Colonialism and Modernism: Asian Heritage Transformed
Oct
2
to Oct 4

Traditionalism, Colonialism and Modernism: Asian Heritage Transformed

  • The University of Melbourne (map)
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Drawing on the expertise of researchers, designers and advocates from across South East Asia and Australia this two day symposium will examine recent trajectories in heritage practice, teaching and thinking in Asia. It will focus on the conservation of buildings as well as the wider context of urban and cultural heritage and will address the immediate challenges confronting the field today.

Coordinated by Dr. Amanda Achmadi, Lecturer in Architectural Design (Asian Architecture and Urbanism), ABP

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