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THE UTOPIA OF TRADITION

DECEMBER 15-18, 2010

12th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Registration
Malhas Common Room, West Hall (Room #102)


9:00 AM-9:30 AM
Introductory Conference Remarks
Bathish Auditorium, West Hall (Room #202)

Opening Remarks
Mark Gillem, University of Oregon, U.S.A.
Howayda Al-Harithy, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Welcome Remarks
Peter Dorman, President, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

On the Conference Theme: The Utopia of Tradition
Nezar AlSayyad, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


9:30 AM-11:15 AM
Plenary Session: The Politics and Traditions of Utopia
Bathish Auditorium

Chair: Howayda Al-Harithy
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Rapture and Recovery: Utopia, Tradition, and Spatial Avante-Gardes
David Pinder
Queen Mary, University of London

The Agonism of Utopia
Ananya Roy
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


11:15 AM-11:30 AM

COFFEE BREAK


11:30 AM-1:15 PM-Paper Sessions


A1. Articulations of the Ideal
Auditorium A, West Hall (Room #104)

Chair: Hesham Khairy Abdelfattah
Cairo University, Egypt

My Traditional Sweet Urbanism Utopia
Lineu Castello
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Utopian Compounds in a Dystopic Community: The Built Pursuit of Utopia in Dennilton, South Africa
Chris Harnish
Philadelphia University, U.S.A.

Plastutopia: Globus Cassus as a Framework for the Conception of Utopiae
Christian Waldvogel
Independent Scholar, Switzerland

Automobile Utopias and Traditional Urban Infrastructure: Visions of the Coming Conflict, 1925-1940
Ted Shelton
University of Tennessee, U.S.A.


B1. Utopia and the Colonial Project
Auditorium B, West Hall (Room #209)

Chair: Greig Crysler
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Utopia Europe: Making Rhodes Greek
Mia Fuller
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Planning Practices and the Utopia of Luso-Tropicalism in Portugal/Mozambique, 1945-1975
Tiago Castela
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Whose Ideal Village Is It? Spatial Reform in Colonial Taiwan
Ming-Chih Tsai
Fo Guange University, Taiwan

Colonial Spatial Order in Karachi: The "Utopia" of Modernity?
Sarwat Viqar
Concordia University, Canada


C1. Consuming Utopias of Luxury and Leisure
Auditorium C, West Hall (Room #330)

Chair: Mrinalini Rajagopalan
Yale University, U.S.A.

Utopia is Behind Us: Ethnic Tourism and Ethnic Play and the Search for a Paradise on Earth
Nelson Graburn
University of California, Berkeley

The Shelf Life of Utopia: Ruining the Las Vegas Strip
Stefan Al
Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Consuming "Tradition": Piety, Morality, and Leisure Sites in Beirut
Mona Harb and Lara Deeb
American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and Scripps College, U.S.A.

The Happiest Place/Non-Place on Earth: Utopia, Theme Parks, and Italianate Simulacra
Stephanie Malia Hom
University of Oklahoma, U.S.A.


1:15 PM-2:30 PM

Break
Lunch on your own


2:30 PM-4:15 PM-Paper Sessions


A2. Conflict, Identity, and the Ideal
Auditorium A

Chair: Mona Harb
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Imagining Bidonville: Tradition and the Modernist Utopian Project in North Africa
Anna Goodman
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Utopia from the Bottom Up: A Reclamation Project by Displaced People in Northern Japan
Izumi Kuroishi
Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

Geographies of Dis/topia in the Nation State: Israel, Palestine, and the Geographies of Liberation
Ron Smith
University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

The Kuwait Oil Company Town of Ahmadi: A British Utopia in the Arabian Desert, 1948-1961
Reem Alissa
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


B2. The Utopian Politics of Spatial Identity
Auditorium B

Chair: Ipek Tureli
Brown University, U.S.A.

Visions of Cairo: The Future that Never Was
Mohamed Elshahed
New York University, U.S.A.

Utopian Voyages in the Postpolitical Era: Analyzing the Visions of the Russian Paper Architects
Michael Ostwald and Michael Chapman
The University of Newcastle, Australia

Mansions in the Garden: The Politics of Property and the Quest for Ideal Communities in Interwar Hong Kong
Cecilia Chu
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Production of a Counter-Hegemony: Utopian Narratives of "Kurdishness" in Diyarbakir, Turkey
Muna Guvenc
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


C2. The Phenomenology of Utopia
Auditorium C

Chair: Heba Farouk Ahmed
Cairo University, Egypt

Embodied Utopias or Moments of Heterotopia? Tracing Recent Discussions in Architectural Theory
Hildegarde Heynen
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Utopia Happens: Making Utopias for the Everyday
Peter Lang
Texas A&M University, U.S.A.

"Cities Like Dreams, Made of Fears and Desires": The Practice of Urban Conservation between (E)utopias and Invisible Cities
May al-Ibrashy
The British University in Egypt

Sister Cities: Corporate Utopia and Dystopia in the Twin Metropolises of King Camp Gillette and Fritz Lang
Nathaniel Walker
Brown University, U.S.A.


4:15 PM-4:30 PM

COFFEE BREAK


4:30 PM-6:30 PM-Paper Sessions


A3. Ecotopias and Sustainable Ideals
Auditorium A

Chair: Robert Mugerauer
University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

Technological Fantasies for an Ecological Future
James Steele and Rania Shafik
University of Southern California, U.S.A., and National Research Center, Egypt

The "Ecological Indian" Revisited: Evidence from the Arctic
Steven Dinero
Philadelphia University, U.S.A.

Burons and Jasseries: Situated Utopias
Laurence Loftin III and Jacqueline Victor
University of Colorado and Denver University, U.S.A.

Ecotopia between Traditions and Technology
Gihan Hanallah and Riham Faragallah
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt

Ideal Foundation Models of Kashan (Iran) and Traditional Urban Form
Giulia Annalinda Neglia
Politecnico di Bari, Italy


B3. Traditional Influences and Utopian Practices
Auditorium B

Chair: Mejgan Massoumi
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Constantinos Doxiadis, Islamabad, and the Dream of Entopia
Robert Mohr
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

Utopian/Dystopian Strategies for Postwar Reconstruction: The Case of Beirut
Robert Saliba
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Redeveloping Europeanness out of Place: Struggles over Tradition in Buenos Aires and Istanbul
Ryan Centner
Tufts University, U.S.A.

Ideal Suburbs: Utopia and Social Imagination of New Cities around Jakarta
Yulia Lukito
University of Indonesia, Indonesia


C3. Visualizing Utopias
Auditorium C

Chair: Kishwar Rizvi
Yale University, U.S.A.

The Prophecy of "Code 46": Afuera in Dubai or Our Urban Future
Yasser Elsheshtawy
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

You Can't Go Home Again: The Place of Tradition in "Firefly's" Dystopian-Utopia and Utopian-Dystopia
Robert Brown
University of Plymouth, U.K.

"In the Penal Colony": The Fate of Two Utopias
Ayad Rahmani
Washington State University, U.S.A.

Interrupted Mapping: Two Romes
Anne Munly
Syracuse University, U.S.A.


6:30 PM-8:30 PM

OPENING RECEPTION
American University of Beirut


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010

9:00 AM-11:00 AM-Paper Sessions


A4. Urban Utopias: Regeneration, Renewal, and Planning
Auditorium A

Chair: Mia Fuller
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Emerging African Utopia? Tinapa Free Zone and Resort, Calabar, Nigeria
Joseph Godlewski
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Is This the Latest Modern City or the First of a Future Breed? Sejong, South Korea
Sofia Shwayri
Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

Planning Metropolitan Miami: Master-Planning the Utopia of Difference
Hector Fernando Burga
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Engineering Utopia: Policy-Makers and the Utopian Future Vision of Egypt
Hesham Khairy Abdelfattah
Cairo University, Egypt

Architectural Heritage Conservation: Preservation, Replication, or Public Participation
Azza Eleishe
Dar El Hekma College, Saudi Arabia


B4. Utopia as a Site of Political Struggle
Auditorium B

Chair: Dell Upton
University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Imposing Utopia: Contending Narratives of Singapore's Public Housing
Imran bin Tajudeen
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Ruralist Utopia and Modernity in Franco's Spain: The Pueblos de Colonización, 1939-1969
Jean-Francois Lejeune
University of Miami, U.S.A.

Utopia and Tradition: Immigrants Pursuing for a Better Life in the New World
Eeva Aarrevaara
Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Remaking of An Industrial Landscape in Borderless Village, South Korea: Utopia Turned Dystopia
Jieheerah Yun
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Utopian Urbanism: Mapping Ambition in the Middle Kingdom
Mary Padua
University of Florida, U.S.A.


C4. Planning for the City Yet to Come
Auditorium C

Chair: Clara Irazabal
Columbia University, U.S.A.

Traditional Anchors in the Utopian Suburbia: Cairo's Satellite Cities
Tammy Gaber
British University in Egypt

Death of the Transhistorical City: Reexamining Lou Kahn's Utopian Vision
Donald Dunham
Philadelphia University, U.S.A.

Exploring Quito's Twenty-First-Century Plan: Utopic Metropolitan Governance in the Post-Colonial City
Julie Gamble
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

The Political Recycle of "Utopia" in Cairo: The Tradition of Producing "Spaces of Differences" 
Momen El-Husseiny
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

A Found Utopia
Carole Levesque
American University of Beirut, Lebanon


11:00 AM-11:15 AM

COFFEE BREAK


11:15 AM-11:30 AM

PRESENTATION OF THE JEFFREY COOK AWARD
Bathish Auditorium


11:30 AM-1:00PM

Plenary Session: Utopia and the Space of Belonging
Bathish Auditorium

Chair: Mark Gillem
University of Oregon, U.S.A.

Hinterland Aesthetics: The Possibility of Environmental Design in Suptopian Urbanism
Michael Dear
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Dwelling in Magic
Ghassan Joseph Hage
University of Melbourne, Australia


1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Break
Lunch on your own


2:30 PM-5:30 PM

Tour of Beirut Central District
Participants meet at the Charles Hostler Gate, AUB Lower Campus


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010

9:00 AM-11:00 AM-Paper Sessions


A5. Imaginary Utopias
Auditorium A

Chair: Hildegarde Heynen
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Suitcase Utopias: Problems of Miniaturization and Regulation in the Prosthetics of Transit
Michael Chapman
The University of Newcastle, Australia

Australian Indigenous Interiority and Cosmology
Jacqueline Power
University of New South Wales, Australia

The Vanishing Megalith and Ancestor House: Ideals and Reality of the Sumbanese Architectural Tradition
Gunawan Tjahjono
University of Indonesia

Utopias and Dystopias in Ottoman Literature as a Product of Social Change
Seda Uyanık
Bilkent University, Turkey

Flight Lines in Piranesi's Plan of Rome: A New Concept of Utopia
Gijs Wallis de Vries
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands


B5. Regeneration and Development in the Neoliberal Era
Auditorium B

Chair: Noha Nasser
Greenwich University, U.K

From Paris on the Nile to Dubai on the Nile: The Impact of the Gulf on Cairo's Vision Plan 2050
Khaled Adham
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Constructing Future Utopias: A New Paradigm of Knowledge-Based Urban Development in Doha
Ali Alraouf
Qatar University

Favela Walls: Neoliberalism, Revanchist Urbanism, and the Utopia of Social Equality in Rio de Janeiro
Anne-Marie Broudehoux
Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada

Vancouverism in Abu Dhabi: Re-Creating the Urban Utopia
Alamira Reem Bani Hashim
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

The Politics of Reinvention in Amman's Downtown
Eliana Abu-Hamdi
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


C5. Micro-Topias of Everyday
Auditorium C

Chair: Mui Ho
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Insinuating a Better Way of Life: Making Do in the Everyday Spaces of Buenos Aires
Robert Mugerauer
University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

"Made in Venezuela": The Invention of a Neo-Socialist City in the Times of Neoliberal Crisis
Clara Irazabal and Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Columbia University, U.S.A., and Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela

Simply Walking on the Path
Christakis Chatzichristou
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

'Ashwa'iyyat: Dystopias or Liberated Spaces?
Riem El-Zoghbi
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Everyday Utopias, Politics, and Tradition: Lessons from Occupied Palestine
Sahera Bleibleh and Shu-Mei Haung
University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.


11:00 AM-11:15 AM

COFFEE BREAK


11:15 AM-1:00 PM-Paper Sessions


A6. Utopian Projects of Placemaking
Auditorium A

Chair: Duanfang Lu
University of Sydney, Australia

Modernism's Utopic Present: Architecture in Contemporary Dubai
Kishwar Rizvi
Yale University, U.S.A.

Constructing the Peach Blossom Spring: Architecture of Chinese Utopia
Puay-Peng Ho
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Xishuangbanna in Southwest China: A Fantasized Place and the Lived Experience of the Place
Yun Gao
University of Huddersfield, U.K.

The City as Tabula Rasa Versus the City as Mosaic: Chandigarh and New Delhi
Varun Kapur
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


B6. The Politics of Preservation
Auditorium B

Chair: Nelson Graburn
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Utopia and Tradition in a Late Socialist City: A Genealogy of the Colonial Cityscape in Havana, Cuba
Matthew J. Hill
University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Forever England: The Idea of the Village as Political Totem
Daniel Maudlin
University of Plymouth, U.K.

Borrowing Places: Reemergence of Chinatown Preservation in Contemporary Indonesia
Rina Priyani
Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Tradition and Transformation: The Architecture of Cape Muslim Culture in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
Tariq Toffah
University of Cape Town, South Africa


C6. Postconflict Utopias
Auditorium C

Chair: Emily Gottreich
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Spectres of Revolt: Dystopian Disruptions of the Colonial Project
Mrinalini Rajagopalan
Yale University, U.S.A.

Dissecting Utopia along Religious Lines: The Spatial Construction of the Religious Other in Beirut, Lebanon
Hiba Bou Akar
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Attacking Foreign Architecture: Terrorism and Utopianism in the Indonesian Urban Scene
Kemas Ridwan Kurniawan
University of Indonesia, Indonesia

The Asian Miracle, the Asian Promise: the Marketization of Phnom Penh
Sylvia Nam
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Break
Lunch on your own


2:15 PM-4:15 PM-Paper Sessions


A7. Utopias of Domesticity
Auditorium A

Chair: Sylvia Shorto
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Hidmo: Stone Houses of the Tigry, Ethiopia
Joe Aranha
Texas Tech University, U.S.A.

Imperfect Present: Architecture, Historiography, and European Pasts in Postsocialist Bucharest
Elena Tomlinson
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

From Family Rituals to Everyday Living Practice: Utopian Ideals and the "Traditional" Tibetan House
Maggie Mei Kei Hui
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Reconsidering Red Sea Architecture: Building Traditions at the Hinge between the Mediterranean and Indian Oceans
Nancy Um
Binghamton University, U.S.A.

The Fate of a Utopia: The Neophyte Turkish Republic Ideal of Single-Family Housing
Yasemin Ince Guney
Balikesir University, Turkey


B7. The Constructed Utopia of Heritage
Auditorium B

Chair: Donald Watts
Kansas State University, U.S.A.

Cuzco: "Inca" Modernity?
Catherine Covey, USA
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

In Search of the Utopia: The Urban Morphology of the "Main Street" Movement
Jong Hyun Lim and Stephen Hartley
Savannah College of Art and Design and Savannah Technical College, U.S.A.

The Construction of National Identity during the Vargas Regime in Brazil
Marianna Al Assal
Universidade de Sao Paolo


C7. Reimagining the Politics of the Ideal
Auditorium C

Chair: Anne-Marie Broudehoux
Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada

More Beautiful than It Was: The Interlocking Utopias of Hezbollah's Reconstruction Project
Mona Fawaz
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Reclaiming the Public's Interest: Reimagining the Poor into Delhi's Millenial Landscape
Gautam Bhan
Indian Institute for Human Settlements, India

Critical Utopia: the Making of University Town in Guangzhou, 2003-2009
Yishi Liu
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Consuming Tradition: Architectural Utopia in Pre- and Post-Independence India
Farhan Karim
University of Sydney, Australia

Rethinking Dubai: Architectural Representations in the Age of "Utopian" Political Visions
Jasmine Shahin
De Monfort University, U.K.


4:15 PM-4:30 PM

COFFEE BREAK


4:30 PM-6:30 PM-Paper Sessions


A8. The Utopics of Place and Space
Auditorium A

Chair: Khaled Adham
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Mosque as Utopia: Toward a Methodological Framework for the Dynamics of Place
Ann Shafer
American University of Cairo, Egypt

Channeling the Past: Tradition and Politics in Ivan Leonidov's "Utopian Constructivism"
Derren Lowe
University of Newcastle, Australia

Creating a Utopian Indigenous Place: The National Museum of the American Indian
Anne Marshall
University of Idaho, U.S.A.

When Traditional Cooperative Dwellings Encounter Utopia: The Tulou of Hekeng Village, 1958-1972
Jing Zheng
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

For or Against Tabula Rasa: How to Perceive the Contemporary City in Transition
Mirjana Lozanovska
Deakin University, Australia


B8. Twenty-First-Century Urbanisms of the Ideal
Auditorium B

Chair: Stefan Al
Hong Kong University, China

Inspiration: Restoring the "Elegant" City
Heba Farouk Ahmed
Cairo University, Egypt

Informational Urbanism: A New Utopian Discourse
John Stallmeyer
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

The Remaking of Metropolitan Manila: Referencing Singapore as "Realizable Utopia"
Michael Gonzales
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

On the Emergence of the "European City" as Post-1989 Utopia
Johannes C. Warda
Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany

The Contention between Avant-Garde Urban Vision & Kitsch in Amman
Rami Daher
The German Jordanian University, Jordan


C8. Environmental Utopias and the Green Ideal
Auditorium C

Chair: Marco Cenzatti
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Raising Hopes, Unleashing Desires: The Lebanon Mountain Trail as Arcadia
Mona Khechen
Independent Scholar, Lebanon

Beneath the Radar: Exotics and Natives in Bohemia's Border Gardens
Morna Livingston
Philadelphia University, U.S.A.

The Urban Gardens between Traditional Practice and Utopian Ideals: Edenic Visions for Twenty-First-Century Beirut
Jala Makhzoumi
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

The Green Leap Forward: Global Environmental Utopia and the Politics of Tradition in China
Jia Ching Chen
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Roman Green: Parameters of Paradise
Annette Giesecke
University of Delaware, U.S.A.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2010

9:00 AM-11:00 AM-Paper Sessions


A9. Identity and the Politics of Utopia
Auditorium A

Chair: Joe Aranha
Texas Tech University

The Utopia of Home: Domestic Architecture, Gender and Nostalgia in Syria
Heghnar Watenpaugh
University of California, Davis, U.S.A.

More Mexican than Mexico: Expats and the Traditional Mexican House
Catherine Ettinger
Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Mexico

"New Lights for Aladdin": Utopian Visions and the Making of Modern Baghdad, 1950-1970
Mona Damluji
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

The Role of Memory in the Construction of an Islamist Utopian Identity in Birmingham
Noha Nasser
Greenwich University, U.K.

Slumdog in the City: The Utopia of Bombay
Vandana Baweja
University of Florida, U.S.A.


B9. Consuming the Past: The Politics of the Museum and Monument
Auditorium B

Chair: Dietrich Neumann
Brown University, U.S.A.

Traditional Urban Landscapes in Jordan: Between Cultural Intimacy and Mass Mediation
Luna Khirfan
The University of Waterloo, Canada

Where Utopia was Born, and Died: The Struggles over Coney Island, the Crisis of Urban Development, and the Death of Utopia
Alessandro Busa'
Center for Metropolitan Studies: Graduate Research Program, Germany/U.S.A.

Unsettled Modernism: Dai Nianci and the Design of the Bandaranaike Memorial
Duanfang Lu
University of Sydney, Australia

Utopia of Memory: Guerrilla Tour, Tsunami Museum, and the Space of Insurgency in Aceh, Indonesia
Herlily Herlily
University of Indonesia

Mexico as Another Non-Place: Utopia, the Museum and the Problem of Identity
Fidel Meraz
University Campus Suffolk, U.K


C9. Inclusion and the Space of Difference
Auditorium C

Chair: Yasser Elsheshtawy
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

The National Museum as Utopia of Difference
Greig Crysler
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Pluralities in the Margin: Community, Religion and Agriculture along Singapore's Abandoned Railway Lines
Chee-Kien Lai
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Multipetal Difference of Balkan(ization): Weizman’s Boundaries
Nikolina Bobic
University of Sydney, Australia

Muslim Detroit: Enclaving a Dystopic City
Saima Akhtar
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Postcolonial Utopias in the Context of Cyprus 
Petros Phokaides and Panayiota Pyla
National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and University of Cyprus, Cyprus


11:00 AM-11:15 AM
COFFEE BREAK


11:15 AM-1:00 AM-Paper Sessions


A10. Visions of an Island Utopia
Auditorium A

Chair: Morna Livingston
Philadelphia University

A Local Global Utopia: Pre-World War II Japanese Orientalism on Treasure Island
Lynne Horiuchi
University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.

Production of an "Eco-Urban" Utopia: The Treasure Island Development Plan
Tanu Sankalia
University of San Francisco, U.S.A.

Utopian Visions: Presentations of National Identity at the 1939-40 Golden Gate International Exposition
Lisa Schrenk
Norwich University, U.S.A.

Green Urbanism on Shifting Ground: Stubbornly Material Traces and the Utopianism of the Blank Slate on San Francisco’s Treasure Island
John Stehlin
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


B10. Displacement Utopia in Transylvania's "Saxon Villages"
Auditorium B

Chair: Laurence Loftin III
University of Colorado, U.S.A.

Current Reality and Utopian Reconstruction: New Inhabitants' Relationship with the Existing Village Fabric and Its Conservation
Alina Hughes
Nottingham Trent University, U.K.

The Narrative of Lost Utopias: The Saxon and Anglo-Saxon Edens
James Koranyi
University of Saint Andrews, U.K.

The Duchy of Cornwall: Beneficent Environmental Patron or a Reimagined European Rural Utopia?
Justin Pollard
University of Exeter, U.K.

Utopic Visions and Retrofit: A Sustainable Future for Romania's Saxon Villages
Tom Hughes
Nottingham Trent University, U.K.


C10. The Unequal Spaces of Utopia
Auditorium C

Chair: Romola Sanyal
Newcastle University, U.K.

From Home to Hyperghetto: Destruction, Dystopia, and Delusion in the Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp, Lebanon
Are Knudsen
Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway

Petropia: Dissecting Critical Debates on the Postcolonial African City
Ricardo Cardoso
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Discourse and Dystopia, American Style: The Rise of "Slumburbia" in a Time of Crisis
Alex Schafran
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Seeming Paradoxes of Polish Architectural Traditions
Andrzej Piotrowski
University of Minnesota, U.S.A.


1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Break
Lunch on your own


2:30 PM-4:15 PM

FINAL PLENARY SESSION
Bathish Auditorium

Recognition and Acknowledgements
Nezar AlSayyad, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Plenary Panel
Moderators:
Howayda Al-Harithy
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Mark Gillem
University of Oregon, U.S.A.

Commentators:
Marco Cenzatti
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
Hildegarde Heynen
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Guests:
Michael Dear
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
Ghassan Joseph Hage
University of Melbourne, Australia
David Pinder
Queen Mary, University College London, U.K.
Ananya Roy
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


7:00 PM-10:00 PM

CLOSING RECEPTION
Gefinor Rotana
Clemenceau Street
P.O. Box 113-5202
Beirut, Lebanon


Inquiries
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Mailing address:

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