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2000 CONFERENCE:  Trani, Italy


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T H E   E N D   O F   T R A D I T I O N


 

WELCOME FROM THE CONFERENCE DIRECTOR

The theme of our seventh IASTE conference is "The End of Tradition?"  As we approach the next millennium, there is a great deal of contentious debate regarding the "end of history", the "end of geography", and the "end of tradition".   The emergence of the term "post", as in post-developmentalism, post-modernism and now post-traditionalism, serves as an indicator of our present day discourse. This conference will be concerned with a specific historical moment, one where a seemingly all-consuming late capitalism levels differences and particularities, but where there is at the same time a resurgence of localisms, populisms, and fundamentalisms.   It is this paradoxical simultaneity which necessitates our question: The End of Tradition?

In past conferences, IASTE scholars and practitioners have attempted to make sense of this ever-changing intellectual landscape and have grappled with how processes of globalization are irrevocably restructuring space and place. This year, over 160 scholars from a variety of disciplines will address these issues by presenting papers structured around three broad themes: Deterritorialization/Globalization, Tradition as a Call to Arms, and Practice and the New Technologies of Place.

I would like to end this short note by thanking our host in Trani, the Sovrintendenza ai Beni Ambientali, Architettonici, Artistici e Storici della Puglia; our co-organizers, the Polytechnic of Bari and IRIS, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche; and our local conference co-directors, Michele Stella and Attilio Petruccioli.

We hope all of those in attendance will find this year's conference intellectually stimulating.

Nezar AlSayyad
Conference Director


REGISTRATION AND CONFERENCE INFORMATION DESK

The registration and conference information desk is located on the second level of the castle. The hours are the following:

Thursday, October 12, 2000: 8 am – 5 pm
Friday, October 13, 2000: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday, October 14, 2000: 8:30 am – 12 pm
Sunday, October 15, 2000: 8:30 am – 12 pm


 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration
Castello Svevo, second level
9:00 - 9:30 am
Opening Session

Welcome Remarks
Room A
Attilio Petruccioli and Antonio Castorani
Polytechnic of Bari, Italy

9:30 - 10:00 am
Opening Address

On the Conference Theme -- The End of Tradition
Room A
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, USA

10:00 - 10:40 am
Plenary Address

Room A
Chair: Mauro Mezzina
Polytechnic of Bari, Italy

What does Tradition Mean for Architecture?
Francesco Dal Co
Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy

10:40 - 10:55 am Coffee Break
10:55 am - 1:05 pm
Paper Sessions








A.1   Territorial Implications for a Placeless Society
Room A
Chair: Aly Gabr
Cairo University, Egypt

Superimposed Horizons: Existence at the Intersection of the Real and the Virtual
Brian Cavanaugh
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Seoul's Web Site and "Virtual Seoul" Video Game: Toward the End of a Traditional Urban Vision?
Marie-Helene Fabre Faustino
Laboratoire Theorie des Mutations Urbaines, Paris, France

Civilization Without Territory, Territory Without Civilization
Anna Menghini
Polytechnic of Bari, Italy

Patterns of Adaptation: Place, Placelessness, and Beirut's Population, 1975-1990
Sofia Shwayri
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Traditional Settlements: So Far, No Further?
Raid Hanna
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

B.1   Usurping Traditional Forms: Stabilization or Homogenization?
Room B
Chair: Paul Oliver
Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

The "Ontario" Cottage: the Globalization of a British Form During the Nineteenth Century
Lynne DiStefano
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Destabilization and Homogenization of the Culture and Architecture of Southwestern Sumba Island, Indonesia
Joanna Mross
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, US

Past/Present: New Urbanism and the Salvage Paradigm
Amy Murphy
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Urban Heritage Protection Practices and Their Homogenizing Effects: The Case of Old Quebec
Anne Vallieres
Université Laval, Sainte Foy, Canada

Variations on Place and Identity: The Production of Kitsch in Turkish Architecture of the Post-1980s
Didem Kilickiran
University College London, United Kingdom

C.1   Technology and the Making of Urban Landscapes
Room C
Chair: Jeffrey Cook
Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

The House That Breathes: On the Extinction of Sangirese Architectural Tradition
Gunawan Tjahjono
University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

The Architectural Organism: Tradition and Changes
Michele Beccu
Polytechnic of Bari, Italy

Voids: The Re-Presentation of Culture
Li Lian Chee
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Making Urban Landscape by Disclosing Traditional Buildings: The Case of Tochigi City in Japan
Nobuo Mitsuhashi and Nobuyoshi Fujimoto
Utsunomiya University, Japan

Underground Quarry Tradition: An Alternative to an Antropic Landscape
Calogero Montalbano
Polytechnic of Bari, Italy

1:05 - 2:40 pm Break
2:40 - 4:15 pm
Plenary Session

Globalization, Deterrorialization and the End of Tradition
Room A
Chair: Harrison Fraker
University of California, Berkeley, USA

The Global Domestic: Deterritorializing Globalization
Jane M. Jacobs
University of Melbourne, Australia

Tourism's Exclusionary Practices in Cancun, Cuba, and Southern Florida: Consumption and Protection of Traditional Environments
Robert Mugerauer
University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Discussant
Mark Jarzombek
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

4:15 - 6:00 pm Trani Walking Tour - tours depart in front of Castello Svevo
6:15 - 7:15 pm
Special Panel Session

Emerging Technology for Heritage: Examples from Italy
Room A
Chair: Alonzo C. Addison
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Panelists:
Bernard Frischer
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Marco Gaiani
Polytechnic of  Milan, Italy

7:15 - 7:45 pm Tour of Castello Svevo - Tours depart from center courtyard
8:00 - 10:00 pm
Opening Reception

Castello Svevo
Hosted by the Municipality of Trani
Opening remarks by Mayor Carlo Avantario

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:30 - 10:45 am
Paper Sessions

A.2   "Local" Traditions in the Post-imperial/Colonial City
Room A
Chair: Mia Fuller
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Made in Hong Kong, Made in Macau: A Tale of Two Post-colonial Cities
David Lung
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Permanence/Impermanence in Creole Style, French West Indies
Anne Hublin
Ecole d'Architecture, Paris Villemin, France

The Colonial Transformation of Seoul: Tradition, Westernization and Space
Changmii Bae
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

The End or Rebirth of Spatial Tradition in Taiwan: The Spatial Meaning of Historic Cities in Transition
Pai-hwai Wu and Min-Fu Hsu
Ming Chuan University and National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, ROC

Permanency and Transformation in the Historic Site: the Case of Tiradentes, Brazil
Jurema Rugani
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazi

B.2   Mobile/izing Spatial Scales: the Shifting Politics of Tradition
Room B
Chair: Michael Landzelius
Oxford University, United Kingdom

Vernacular Architecture and the Park Removals: Traditionalization as Justification and Resistance
Michael Ann Williams
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, USA

Traditional Fictions: Narratives of Nature, Culture and Exchange in the Gift Garden
Gini Lee Dip
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

A Satellite Dish and a Bamboo Hut? The Politics of Traditional Environments in Indonesia
Leena Avonius
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

It's All In a Name: The Loss of Expertise and the Recovery of Tradition
Peter Schneider
University of Colorado, Denver, USA

Turning and Breaking a Century: A Search for Socio-Political Continuity Through the Ruptures in Shanghai Political History
Vimalin Rujivacharakul

University of California, Berkeley, USA

C.2   Discourses of Tradition and Globalization
Room C
Chair: Gunawan Tjahjono
University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Tradition by Itself…"
Paul Oliver
Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

Vernacular as Invented Tradition
Rowan Roenisch
De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

The Dialectic Between Tradition and Innovation in Italian Typological Studies
Nicola Marzot
University of Bologna, Italy

Redefining Tradition for Multiple Geographies: Towards Juxtaposed Traditions and the Case of Islam in Istanbul as a Discursive Act
Berin Gur
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

The Insidious Revival of Tradition: Invisible Fences
Antonella Romagnolo
University of Reggio Calabria, Italy

10:45 - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:40 am
Plenary Session

The End of Tradition: Scholarly Discourses
Room A
Chair: Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, USA

The End is Near: Apocalypse and Utopia in Contemporary Thought
Katharyne Mitchell
University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Traditions of the Modern: A Corrupt View
Ananya Roy
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Discussant:
Jeffrey Cody
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

12:40 - 2:00 pm Break
2:00 - 4:10 pm
Paper Sessions

A.3   Localizing Global Traditions: Contemporary Scenarios
Room A
Chair: Jeffrey Cody
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Localizing Global Traditions in Egyptian Architecture: The Issue of Collective Identity
Aly Gabr and Khaled Ahmed Kamel
Cairo University, Egypt

Identity as a Mode of Resistance to Globalization: Perspectives from the United States and Italy
Pietro Cali and Christopher Jarrett
University of Reggio Calabria and Georgia Institute of Technology, Italy/USA

Localizing Global Architectural Traditions: Postmodern Interpretations in Curitiba, Brazil
Clara Irazabal
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Cultural Complexes: Recuperating Tradition for the Global Marketplace
Sabir Khan and Mark Cottle
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Villard de Lans: Global Intervention and Local Resurgence
Jacqueline Victor and Laurence Keith Loftin III
University of Denver and University of Colorado, Denver, USA

B.3   Preservation Paradigms in Education and Practice
Room B
Chair: Dieter Ackerknecht
City of Zurich, Switzerland

Teaching Architects Tradition
William Bechhoefer
University of Maryland, College Park, USA

The Urban Code and the Re-Foundation of the Normative Instruments Governing Territory Use
Paolo Bertozzi and Agnese Ghini
University of Parma and DAPT, Italy

New Hopi Village: Housing Community for Sustainability
Jeffrey Cook
Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

The Conservation of the Building Typology of Two Traditional Buildings in the Trentino Region
Antonio Frattari and Michela Dalpra
University of Trento, Italy

Al Torjuman Project: Multiculturalism as a New Paradigm
Dalila Elkerdany
Cairo University, Egypt

C.3   Learning from Place: The Culture of Building
Room C
Chair: Manuel Teixeira
ISCTE, Lisbon, Portuga

Not Quite the End of Tradition: The Building Culture of Lalitpur, Nepal
Howard Davis
University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

Eastern Sicily Historical Resorts: Between Continuity and Transformation
Fabio Todesco
University of Reggio Calabria, Italy

Correlations of Spatial Use and House Forms Across Austronesia
Lai Chee-Kien
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Building Architecture and Design Architecture in Japan
Hajo Neis
University of Oregon, Portland, USA

Historical Architectures, Urban Retraining, and Maintenance of a Patrimony at Risk in Italy
Massimo Lo Curzio

University of Reggio Calabria, Italy

4:10 - 4:25 pm Coffee Break
4:25 - 6:35 pm
Paper Sessions

A.4   Localizing Global Traditions: Historic Precedents
Room A
Chair: Marcela Pizzi
University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

The Remaking of Cairo: Looking at the Nineteenth Century for Inspiration
Heba Ahmed
University of California, Berkeley, USA

The Postcolonial City: Aspects of the Architecture and Urban Design of Dar es Salaam
Erik Sigge and Kim Einarsson
Goteborg University, Sweden

Commerce and Culture: Continuity and Change
Nadia Alhasani
American University of Sharjah, UAE

Maintaining Environmental Identity as an Urban Design Methodology for the Contemporary City: The Example of Civita Castellana
Marco Maretto
University of Genova, Italy

Seventeenth-Century Works of Fortification as a Process of Globalization: The Adaptation to Traditional Urban Structures
Margarida Valla
Universidade Lusiada, Lisbon, Portugal

B.4   Architects and Planners as Traditionalists
Room B
Chair: Weijen Wang
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The End of Internationalism: The Issue of Translation, from the Recovery of Tradition to Betrayal
Marta Alieri
University of Genova, Italy

A Detached Engagement: Tradition and the Poetics of Émigré Practice
Sabir Khan and Mark Cottle
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Sandstone's Unifying Hue: The World Bank Delhi Regional Mission Headquarters Building in Historical Perspective
Samia Rab
American University of Sharjah, UAE

Crafting Tradition: The Laurie Baker Phenomenon
Malini Krishnankutty
Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, India

A Case for Modernity and Tradition
Ela Cil
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

C.4   "Traditional" Knowledge: Learning from Experience
Room C
Chair: Anne Hublin
Ecole d'Architecture, Paris Villemin, France

The Lore of the Master Builder: Working with Local Materials and Local Knowledge in Sana'a, Yemen
Trevor Marchand
School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom

Wooden Architecture and Earthquakes in Turkey
Stephen Tobriner
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Tradition and New Technologies in Northern Italian Building Practice
Anna Barozzi and Luca Guardigli
University of Bologna and University of Parma, Italy

A New Role for Traditional Knowledge: the Creation of a Technological Paradigm for Saving Natural Resources
Pietro Laureano
Polytechnic of Bari, Italy

Pax Machina: Tradition and The Challenges of Technological Transfer
Hazem Ziada
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
8:30 - 10:40 am
Paper Sessions

A.5   Discourses of Place/Deterritorialization
Room A
Chair: Samia Rab
American University of Sharjah, UAE

Dresden's Kulturmeile and the Heterology of Bauen
Mark Jarzombek
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Representing Culture: Resisting Globalization through the Transformation of Tradition
Lisa Findley
California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, USA

Local and Traditional Environments as a Part of Today's Region
Eeva Aarrevaara
Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

The End of Tradition/The Re-Invention of Tradition: Storytelling and Building in a Changing World
Leonardo Castriota
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The Conception of Space Among the San: Space and Society in the Kalahari DesertGiovanni Fontana Antonelli
UNESCO, Windhoek, Namibia

B.5   Invented Nations/Invented Traditions: Identity and Space
Room B
Chair: Derek Japha
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Manufacturing Architectural Identity
Howayda Al-Harithy
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Remembering through Space: A Communal Hall in Postcolonial Hong Kong
Sidney Chin Hung Cheung
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Contemplation on Built Heritage in Ireland: Between Destruction and Preservation
Rumiko Handa
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

State Image and Space in Post-war Cairo: The Case of Tahrir Square from 1940-1970
Hesham Khairy Abdelfattah
Cairo University, Egypt

A Gift for the Enemy: Pre-Islamic Concepts, Forms and Icons on the Javanese Mosque
Hendrajaya Isnaeni
University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

C.5   Tourism, Commodification and the Construction of Tradition
Room C
Chair: John Webster
University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia

Tourism and the Regional Construction of an Albertian Tradition
Magdalena Saura
Technic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

More Irish than the Irish: The Commodification of Ethnic Identity
Kymberly Helbig
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Searching for Meaning: The Use of Industrial Tradition to Define Meaning in an Age of Global Tourism and Placelessness
Christine Landorf
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Sheep Station Settlements in Patagonia at the Turn of the Century: The Construction of Tradition and Revitalization Through Tourism
Marcela Pizzi and Maria Paz Valenzuela
University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

The Smallest Village in the World: Montafon, Austria
Gabriela Muri
University of Zurich, Switzerland

10:40 - 10:55 am Coffee Break
10:55 - 1:05 pm
Paper Sessions

A.6   Marketing, Consumption, and the Traditions of Place
Room A
Chair: David Lung
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Marketing Tradition: Post-Traditional Places and Meta-Urbanism
Lineu Castello
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

The Re-creation of Historic Sites Between Fantasy and Reality: What Las Vegas Learned
Basil Kamel
Cairo University, Egypt

The Consuming Strategies of Yangpyong: Megalopolitan Seoul and Its Influence on Surrounding Cities
Bong-hee Jeon and Won-Joon Choi
Seoul National University, Korea

The Struggle for Urban Space: Self-Identity in the Shadows of Globalization
Amer Moustafa
American University of Sharjah, UAE

New Planning Versus Traditional Planning: Croatian Experience
Nenad Lipovac
University of Zagreb, Croatia

B.6   Invented Nations/Invented Traditions: Architectural Discourses
Room B
Chair: Greig Crysler
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Tradition as a Means to the End of Tradition: Italian Fascist New Towns in the 1930s
Mia Fuller
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Reinventing Singapore's Chinatown
Heng Chye Kiang and Quah Cheng Ee
National University of Singapore, Singapore

The Turkification of Istanbul in the 1950s
Ipek Akpina
University College London, United Kingdom

Portuguese Traditional Urbanism, the Synthesis of Vernacular and Intellectual Models
Manuel Teixeira
ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal

Searching for a National Architecture: The Architectural Discourse in Early Republican Turkey
T. Elvan Ergut
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

C.6   Tourism, Consumption, and Tradition
Room C
Chair: Mike Austin
UNITEC Institute of Architecture, Auckland, New Zealand

Preservation Versus Profit: Recent Development in Village Tourism in China
Puay-Peng Ho
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Tradition for the "Other": On Vernacular Architecture and Tourism in Yongding
County, China

Duanfang Lu
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Kalekoy: A Mediterranean Village Frozen in Time for Global Touristic Consumption
Gaye Culcuoglu and Emine Incirlioglu
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Modernity of Tradition and the Tradition of Modernity: Legacies of the Spanish Village and the German Pavilion at Barcelona
Donald Watts
Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA

Uzbekistan: In the Shadow of Tradition
Manu Sobti
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

1:05 - 2:30 pm Break
1:05 - 2:30 pm

Meeting of IASTE Advisory Board Members
Castello Svevo

2:30 - 4:15 pm
Paper Sessions

A.7   Mutations of Language and the Making of Place
Room A
Chair: Frank Sun
Center for Architectural Research and Education, Hong Kong

Words and Buildings
Rosemary Latter
Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

From the "Chinese Town" to the "Medina": The Transformation of the Hui Muslim District in Xi'an
Jean-Paul Loubes
Ecole d'Architecture, Bordeaux, France

Intracultural Negotiations in the Nepalese Traditional Landscape: Cast(e)ing Off the Chains that Bind
William Duncanson
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Mao's China: the Option of Beauty, the Absence of History, the End of Tradition
Jeffrey Hartnett
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

B.7   Reconstruction and the Politics of Space
Room B
Chair: Morna Livingston
Philadelphia University, USA

Rebuilding Bosnia: An International Project for the City of Mostar
Judith Bing
Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

Importing Architecture: The Case of Beirut
Elie George Haddad and Charles Meyer
Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon

Israelizing Jerusalem: The Contribution of the Postwar Architectural Discipline
Alona Nitzan-Shiftan
Technion, Haifa, USA

Tabula Rasa as Tradition: Rebuilding Manchester Again
Eamonn Canniffe
University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

C.7   Reconfiguring the Dwelling
Room C
Chair: Mui Ho
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Rethinking Tradition: Another Look at the Essential Characteristics and Meanings of the Traditional Thai House
Piyalada Devakula
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Home Cooking, Nostalgia, and the Purchase of Tradition
Jean Duruz
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Lean Silver Boxes and Living Traditions: The Changing Identity of the Australian Kitchen
Jane Lawrence and Rachel Hurst
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

The Digital Hall: Technology and the Tradition of the Single-Family House
June Williamson
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

4:15 - 4:30 pm Coffee Break
4:30 - 6:40 pm
Paper Sessions

A.8   Sites and Agents of Globalization
Room A
Chair: Donald Watts
Kansas State University, Lawrence, USA

The Architectures of Globalization: Places, Practices and Pedagogies
Greig Crysler
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Cosmetic Heritage: The Fabrication of Pedestrian Shopping Streets in South China, 1993-2000
Jeffrey Cody and Wallace Chang
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Familiarity on the Frontlines: Accommodating U.S. Military Bases Abroad
Mark L. Gillem
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Main Streets and Shopping Centers: Between Local Traditions and Placeless Sites of Consumption
Gianpiero Moretti
McGill University, Montreal, Canada

The Shifting Presence of the Turkish Village: Are They (Still) Important?
Alison Snyder
University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

B.8   The Rhetoric of Tradition: the Co-option of Participation
Room B
Chair: Basil Kamel
Cairo University, Egypt