IASTE 2002 Conference Description

(U N) B O U N D I N G  T R A D I T I O N :

The Tensions of Borders and Regions

Eighth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments


The theme of the Eighth IASTE Conference is [Un]Bounding Tradition: The Tensions of Borders and Regions. The goal of this conference is to push the boundaries of the study of traditions, which has for the most part been grounded in neatly bounded regions defined by the academy, by regional genres of research or by the boundaries of separate disciplines.

The current moment of globalization, however, necessitates and provokes a remapping of such intellectual cartographies. The study of tradition, which has till recently been bounded by preordained geographical regions and accompanied by a belief in the inherent stasis of the “traditional” condition, has been challenged by the contemporary processes of migration, diasporas and hybrid cultures. At the same time, there is a growing recognition that despite porous borders and shape-shifting regions, despite e-freedom and e-trade, social and spatial fixities continue to intensify.

In a world bearing the premise of global citizenship, the legacy of political borders — and thus of identities — is creating unprecedented tensions between groups of people, which is manifested in practices of exclusion, segregation and conflict. But the border has always had a dual role, which, while defining the “other,” has simultaneously validated the self. It is not surprising that the very borders which once served to exclude and differentiate have now reemerged as celebrated icons of cultural overlap and political mediation.

IASTE’s Eighth Conference in Hong Kong, brings together over 130 scholars from a variety of disciplines to address these issues by presenting papers structured around three broad themes: Reconfiguring Regions, The Space of Borders and The Tensions of Ethnicity and Hybridity.

We would like to thank our principal sponsors in Hong Kong, the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, and the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.

We hope that you will all find this year’s conference in Hong Kong a rewarding experience.

Nezar AlSayyad                                                                        David Lung
Conference Director                                                                     Local Conference Director

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
To view an outline of our final conference program please refer to our  
2002 Conference Program.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Interested scholars who wish to register for the conference should send a request with name, affiliation, and mailing address.  Payment should be in U.S. dollars in the form of check, money order, or international bank draft in the amount of $375.00 made payable to University of California Regents.  All conference presenters must register.  Registration fees do not cover the expenses of travel and accommodations.  For more information, contact:


CONFERENCE SITE AND TRAVEL AGENT

The conference will be held at the Regal Kowloon Hotel in the Tsimshatsui East District of Hong Kong.  In order to obtain special conference room rates at local hotels, reservations, accompanied by full payment, will have to be made by July 15, 2002. Hotel and travel arrangements should be made directly with the designated travel agency. 
A number of one day and half-day trips to nearby sites will also be available after the conference through this travel agent to conference participants for an additional fee.  These include New Territories, Macau, Beijing and Shanghai. For detailed information, contact:


Dragon Form Travel Limited
Contact Person: Mr. Thomas Liu
Room 1017, 10/F,
Corporation Square
No. 8 Lam Lok Street,
Kowloon Bay
Kowloon

Phone: 852.2754.6253
Fax: 852.2305.0628

E-mail: travel@dragonform.com.hk


Dragon Form should be contacted directly for all matters regarding hotel, transfers, and optional excursions. Dragon Form Travel will have an information desk at the lobby of the third floor of the Regal Kowloon Hotel to answer all conference related questions. IASTE is not involved with and cannot address any questions or concerns regarding these arrangements.  To view details of the tours, please visit Dragonform’s website at

http://dragonform.ebizhk.com/2002iaste/index.html


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Notification of accepted papers for the Working Paper Series:
October 1, 2002

Conference:
December 12-15, 2002


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Nezar AlSayyad, Conference Director, University of California, Berkeley
David Lung, Conference Local Co-Director, University of Hong Kong
Jean-Paul Bourdier, IASTE Advisor, University of California, Berkeley
Sidney Cheung, Conference Advisor, Chinese University, Hong Kong
Jeffrey Cody, Conference Advisor, Chinese University, Hong Kong
Madhuri Desai, Conference Advisor, University of California, Berkeley
Lynne DiStefano, Conference Advisor, University of Hong Kong
Mark Gillem, Conference Advisor, University of California, Berkeley
Puay-Peng Ho, Conference Advisor, Chinese University, Hong Kong
Mina Rajagopalan, IASTE and Conference Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley
Montira Horayangura, Conference Assistance, University of California, Berkeley
Hoyin Lee, Conference Local Coordinator, University of Hong Kong
Elizabeth Sinn, Conference Advisor, University of Hong Kong
Frank Sun, Conference Advisor, University of Hong Kong
Weijing Wang, Conference Advisor, University of Hong Kong
Kathleen Kuhlmann, Conference Assistance, University of California, Berkeley

ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND SESSION CHAIRS
Dieter Ackerknecht, Nadia Alhasani, Joseph Aranha, Mike Austin, William Bechhoefer, Sidney Cheung, Jeffrey Cody, Jeffrey Cook, C. Greig Crysler, Lynne DiStefano, Dalila Elkerdany, Harrison Fraker, Mia Fuller, Mui Ho, Puay-Peng Ho, Montira Horayangura, Anne Hublin, Clara Irazabal, Derek Japha, Basil Kamel, Heng Chye Kiang, Ho Yin Lee, John K.C. Liu, Morna Livingston, Eva K.W. Man, Mike Martin, Robert Mugerauer, Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Paul Oliver, Marcela Pizzi, Ananya Roy, Magdalena Saura, Elizabeth Sinn, Frank Sun, Gunawan Tjahjono, Weijing Wang, Don Watts, John Webster


PRINCIPLE CONFERENCE SPONSORS
Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, Hong Kong
Center for Environmental Design Research and the College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley

CO-SPONSORS
Hong Kong Tourism Board
Star Ferry, Hong Kong


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Ackbar Abbas, Hong Kong
Margaret Crawford, U.S.A
Neil Leach, U.K.
Matthew Sparke
, U.S.A.


INQUIRIES
Please use the following information when making inquiries regarding the conference.
IASTE 2002
Center for Environmental Design Research
390 Wurster Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1839, USA

Phone: 510.642.6801/510.642.2896
Fax: 510.643.5571

E-mail: iaste@berkeley.edu

IASTE 2004 Conference Photos

IMAGES FROM THE CONFERENCE

American University of Sharjah

 

UC Berkeley Dean of International and Area
Studies (IAS) John Lie and IASTE Director
Nezar AlSayyad with the Emir of Sharjah

 

IASTE Staff with hosts from AUS

 

Final Plenary Session

 

Discussant Gareth Jones and Keynote Speakers
Greig Crysler, M. Christine Boyer, Peter Marcuse
and Howayda Al-Harithy

 

Performance by AUS Students

 

Margaret Crawford and M. Christine Boyer

 

AUS Conference Local Director Nadia Alhasani

 

Attendees Julia Theodoraki and daughter

IASTE 2004 Conference Program

POST TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS IN A POST GLOBAL WORLD

Sharjah, U.A.E.—December 14-18, 2004

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2004

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM—REGISTRATION
GALLERY, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM—OPENING SESSION
ROOM: MAIN AUDITORIUM, MAIN BUILDING

Opening Addresses
Nadia Alhasani
America University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley , U.S.A.

 

Welcome Remarks
Winfred Thompson
Chancellor of American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

On the Conference Theme: Post Traditional Environments in a Post Global World
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


11:00 AM – 11:20 AM
COFFE BREAK


11:20 AM – 1:10 PM—PLENARY SESSION:
THE POST TRADITIONAL CITY IN A POST GLOBAL WORLD

ROOM: HALL A, MAIN BUILDING

Chairs:
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
 
Nadia Alhasani
America University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Images of the Post-Global Post-Traditional City: A Case of Iconoclasm or Iconophilia?
M. Christine Boyer
Princeton University, Princeton, U.S.A.

 

Difference in the Global City
Michael Sorkin
City College of New York, New York, U.S.A.

 

Discussant
Dell Upton
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA


1:10 PM – 2:10 PM
BREAK
Lunch on your own at nearby campus eating establishments


2:10 PM – 4:00 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.1 CONSERVATION, PRESERVATION AND TOURISM
ROOM AD1-102, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Keith Loftin
University of Colorado, Denver, U.S.A.

 

Reordering and After: Editing Ecosystems and History in the Restoration of Heritage Landscapes under Globalization
Gordon Brent Ingram and Michael Habib
Vancouver, Canada and American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Conservation and Building Practice in a World Heritage City: The Case of Sana’a, Yemen
Michele Lamprakos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.

 

Urban Conservation and Post-Traditional Environments: From Depopulation to Regeneration
Reza Abouei
University of Sheffield, U.K.

 

Salimah, Lebanon: A Story of Reconciliation Between Built Heritage and Reconstruction
Hana S. Alamuddin
Beirut, Lebanon


B.1 CITIZENSHIP AND SPACE IN A POST GLOBAL ERA
ROOM AD1-108, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Harrison Fraker
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

The Contested Landscape of Ebel-Es-Saqi: A Traditional Rural Landscape in a Post-Traditional World
Jala Makhzoumi
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

 

Infantile Citizenship in a Postglobal Istanbul
Ipek Tureli
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Imported Models, Hybrid Spaces: Representative Projects in Santa Monica, California, and Oberhausen, North-Rhine Westphalia
Ileana Apostol
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

 

Traditions in the Space of Capital Flow
Marwan Ghandour
Iowa State University, Ames, U.S.A.


C.1 CONSTRUCTED AUTHENTICITY
ROOM AD1-110, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Gunawan Tjahjono
University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia

 

Form and Meaning: In Search of Authenticity in the Coastal Tourist Resorts of Egypt
Hisham S. Gabr
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Prisoners of the Californian Dream: Panic Suburbs in Hong Kong
Laura Ruggeri
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

 

Imaginary Environments: Recent Trends in Dubai Residential Projects
Azza Eleishe
Ajman University of Science and Technology, Ajman, U.A.E.

 

“The City within a City” in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Dipti Khera
Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.


4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
COFFEE BREAK


4:20 PM – 6:10 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.2 CONSERVATION, PRESERVATION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
ROOM AD1-102, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Sofia Shwayri
New York University, U.S.A.

 

The Hybrid Bazaar: Life in the Streets of Barabazaar, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Martin Beattie
University of Newcastle, U.K.

 

Study of the Post-Traditional Condition and Effects of Global Changes of Spatial Environments in Cairo
Moshira El-Rafey
Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt

 

Practicing the Built Tradition in Tai O: Revitalizing Vernacular Neighborhoods in Post-Traditional Hong Kong
Gary W.K. Yeung
Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

 

The Citadel of Tartous, Syria: Original Structure and Post-Traditional Development
Guilia Annalinda Neglia
Polytechnic of Bari, Italy


B.2 PUBLIC SPACE AND CITIZENSHIP
ROOM AD1-108, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Paul Amar
University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.

 

What Politics is this Place? (Post)Glocal Politics in Latin America’s Public Spaces
Clara Irazabal
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

 

Urban Public Space under Postglobal Conditions: Does it Still Matter?
Amer A. Moustafa
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Class, Space, and the Remaking Of Beirut
Kristin V. Monroe
Stanford University, U.S.A.

 

Questioning the “Publicness” of Public Space in Postindustrial Cities
Z. Muge Akkar
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey


C.2 AUTHENTICITY IN ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM
ROOM AD1-110, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Morna Livingston
Philadelphia University, U.S.A.
 

Antipodean Authenticity
Mike Austin
UNITEC School of Architecture, Auckland, New Zealand

 

Neotraditional Trends in Architecture: The Egyptian Case
Mohamed A.M. Hanafi
Ajman University of Science and Technology, U.A.E.

 

The City and the Minarets
Sebnem Yucel Young
Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

 

Historic Districts of Sharjah and Dubai: What Future in a Postglobal World?
Djamel Boussaa
United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, U.A.E.


6:10 PM – 10:00 PM
OPENING DINNER
WALKING TOUR OF SHARJAH HERITAGE AREA AND OPENING MEJLIS

Buses depart from Main Plaza. Dinner will be served.


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2004

9:00 AM – 10:50 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.3 DWELLINGS
ROOM AD1-102, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

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

 

What Has Changed Can Change Again: The Living-Integrating Traditional Houses of Turkey
Deniz Orhun
Auburn, U.S.A.

 

Evolution of Traditional Architectural Form in the Post-Traditional Era: A Toraja Ethnic House in Indonesia
Laksmi Gondokusumo Siregar
University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia

 

Loss of Locus in the Indian Home
Shikha Jain
Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad, India

 

The Morphological Characteristics of a Traditional House-Form at a Post-Traditional Moment: The Taneyan Lanjhang in Eastern Java
Endang Titi Sunarti Darjosanjoto
Sepuluh-Nopember ITS, Surabaya, Indonesia


B.3 LOCAL IDENTITY AND TRADITIONAL BUILT FORMS IN POST GLOBAL ERA
ROOM AD1-108, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Margaret Crawford
Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.

 

Introducing “Adequate Architecture” in Contemporary Africa: Projects of European Professionals in Guinea and Mali
Fernando Varanda
Universidade Lusofona, Lisbon, Portugal

 

Dirt by Design (or the Power of Pisé)
Laurence Keith Loftin III and Jacqueline Victor
University of Colorado and University of Denver, U.S.A.

 

Beyond Regionalism: The Work of Geoffrey Bawa in Sri Lanka
William B. Bechhoefer
University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.

 

Re-conceiving Afghan Cellular Architecture for the Reconstruction of Rural Schools
Donald J. Watts and Cenk Yoldas
Kansas State University, Manhattan, U.S.A.


C.3 POST TRADITIONAL / POST GLOBAL
ROOM AD1-110, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Noha Nasser
University of Central England, Perry Barr, U.K.

 

Global Architecture and Local Identity: The Emirate of Dubai
Samia Rab
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Mexico City as a Post-Traditional and Postglobal Place
Maria Moreno
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

The Globalization of Architecture in Beirut
Sawsan Saridar and Hisham M.A. Elkadi
University of Newcastle, U.K. and University of Ulster, Belfast, U.K.

 

Post-Traditional? Postglobal? Postplace! East Asia Real Estate Online
Mark Elliot
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.


10:50 AM – 11:10 AM
COFFEE BREAK


11:10 AM – 1:00 PM—PLENARY SESSION:
MEMORY, TRADITIONALISM AND POST-GLOBALISM

HALL A, MAIN BUILDING

Chairs:
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
 
Nadia Alhasani
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Post-Globalism and Neo-Traditionalism: New York and Berlin
Peter Marcuse
Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.

 

The Violence of Memory: Museums and Citizenship in a “Post-Global” World
C. Greig Crysler
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Discussant:
Margaret Crawford
Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.


1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
TOUR OF DUBAI HERITAGE AREA AND CONTEMPORARY SITES
Buses depart from Main Plaza. Box lunches provided.


7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
EVENING FREE AT MARCATO MALL
Participants will be able to have dinner at their own expense at nearby restaurants before bussing back to Hotel InterContinental Dubai.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2004

9:00 AM – 10:50 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.4 IDENTITY, HYBRIDITY, AND HISTORY
ROOM AD1-102, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

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

 

Pars in Dubai and Dubai in Pars: A Problem of Identity
G. H. Memarian and Frank E. Brown
Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran, and Manchester University, U.K.,

 

A Quest for Hybrid Identity at Kadirga-Kumkapi in Istanbul
Ipek Yada Akpinar and Semra Aydinli
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

 

The Landscape as Guarantee of Local Culture: Castles and their Pertinence in the Region of Tartous, Syria
Palma Librato and Mohamed Saidi
Polytechnic School of Bari, Italy

 

Hybridity in Taiwanese Architecture Built During the Japanese Period
Chao-Ching Fu and Ming-Chih Tsai
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan


B.4 CONFLICT, RESISTANCE AND SPACE IN A POST GLOBAL ERA
ROOM AD1-108, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Nada Mourtada
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Carceral Cantonments: Securing the Outposts of Empire
Mark Gillem
University of California, Berkeley and University of Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.

 

Police Praetorianism and New Arab “Cultural Emancipation”: The Contradictions of Urban Security Politics and Illiberal Globalization in Cairo
Paul Amar
University of California Santa Barbara, U.S.A.

 

Laying Siege to a Capital City: Baghdad Under U.S. Occupation, May 2003 and Beyond
Sofia Shwayri
New York University, U.S.A.

 

Tangible Military Sites vs. Intangible Memory: Battlefields on the Island of Kinmen
Hui-Wen Lin
National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, Taiwan


C.4 THEMING AND TOURISM
ROOM AD1-110, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Florian Techel
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Six Sites of Resistance in Disneyland and Singapore: Utopia or Euphoria?
Eunice M.F. Seng
Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.

 

Inhabiting Simulacra: The Reimagining of Environments in Japan
Nelson Graburn
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Poverty in/and the Theme Park: The Authentic Re-Creation of Slum Housing from Around the World
Romola Sanyal
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Monsters in the Closet: The Aestheticization of Poverty in Habitat’s “Slum Theme Park”
Gareth Jones
London School of Economics, U.K.


10:50 AM – 11:10 AM
COFFEE BREAK


11:10 AM – 1:00 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.5 FORGING HYBRID IDENTITY
ROOM AD1-102, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Montira Horayangura
UNESCO, Thailand

 

Urban Ethnogenesis Begins at Home: The Making of Self and Place amid the Environmental Economy in Amazonia
Daniela M. Peluso
University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K.

 

Bali after the Bomb: Reconstructing Self, Overcoming (Post) Global Challenge
Gunawan Tjahjono
University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia

 

Reclaiming Identity through Architecture: New Native-American Cultural Facilities
Anne Lawrason Marshall
Arizona State University, Tempe, U.S.A.

 

Spatial Patterns of Ethnic Identity in a Postglobal World
Nadia Charalambous
Metsovio Polytechnic, Athens, Greece


B.5 IDENTITY AND STRUGGLE IN A POST-GLOBAL WORLD
ROOM AD1-108, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Anne-Marie Broudehoux
University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada

 

Migration and Resistance in the Postglobal City
Sarwat Viquar
John Abbot College, Montreal, Canada

 

Spaces of American Surveillance and Control
Erica Leak
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Spaces of Neoliberalism and Religious Fundamentalism: Struggles over the Riverfront in Ahmedabad, India
Renu Desai
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Global Formations: Governance and Resistance in the Developing World
Rosaleen Duffy
Lancaster University, U.K.


C.5 GLOBAL NETWORKS
ROOM AD1-110, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Yasser Elsheshtawy
United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, U.A.E.

 

Biomedical Technology Spatialized: Reterritorializing Life, Money and Power
Robert Mugerauer
University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

 

The Ghost Dance of Architecture: Redefining Authenticity in Digital Architecture?
Hesham Khairy Abdelfattah and Ali A. Raouf
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Bridging the Technology Gap? Analysis of a Culture-Based Model for Economic Development in Rural Alaska
Steven C. Dinero
Philadelphia University, U.S.A.

 

Traditional Environments Revisited: Paradoxes and Challenges in a Postglobal Digital Era
Youhansen Eid
Ain Shams University and Misr International University, Cairo, Egypt


1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
BREAK/IASTE ADVISORY BOARD MEETING


2:30 PM – 4:15 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.6 POST TRADITIONAL SPACE
ROOM AD1-102, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Jacqueline Victor
University of Denver, U.S.A.

 

European Postcolonial Cityscapes: “Tradition” as a Symbolic Aestheticization of Cultural Legitimacy in Southall, London
Noha Nasser
University of Central England, Perry Barr, U.K.

 

FACES: Contemporary Architecture in Cairo
Basil Ahmed Kamel
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Dubai’s Iconic Urbanism: Searching for a Locally- Defined Global Soul
Rula Sadik
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Post-Traditional Bangkok: The Real and Simulacra?
Supapim Harinasuta
University College London, U.K.


B.6 IDENTITY NEGOTIATION IN A POST GLOBAL WORLD
ROOM AD1-108, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Clara Irazabal
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

 

Identity, Difference, and Urban Danger: Vending in Florence, Italy
Margaret Crawford
Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.

 

The Power of Image in the Marketing of Housing Qualities in Turkey
Semra Aydinli
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

 

New York’s Irish-American Community in a Postglobal World
Feargal Cochrane
University of Lancaster, U.K.

 

The “State-Philosophical” in the “Land Without Philosophy”: Shopping Malls, Interior Cities, and the Utopian Urban Dream in Dubai
Ahmed Kanna
Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.


C.6 MAINTAINING AUTHENTICITY IN A POST TRADITIONAL WORLD
ROOM AD1-110, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

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

 

Process and Product: Means Towards Evaluation
Susan Frosten
Philadelphia University, U.S.A.

 

Metropolitan Masala: Generating South Asian Identities in Chicago
Woodman Taylor
University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A.

 

Traditional Islamic Patterns in Postglobal Garb: Symbol of Culture or Fashion?
Diane Wildsmith
The University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Thesiger and the Authentic Periphery
Dennis Lewis
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.


4:15 PM – 4:35 PM
COFFEE BREAK


4:35 PM – 6:25 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.7 DEALING WITH TRADITION: DESIGN AND DESIGN STUDIOS
ROOM AD1-102, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: William B. Bechhoefer
University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.

 

Style as Context: Post-Traditional Open Space Design in Hong Kong
Mary Padua
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

Why the Architect’s House Has One Sitting Room and the Client’s House Has Two Kitchens
Christos A. Hadjichristos
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

 

Designing Across the Border: Case Study of a Cross-Cultural Architectural Design Studio
Joseph Aranha
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, U.S.A.

 

Space Syntax as a Tool for Preserving Cultural Tradition in Housing Legislation: The Case of Tripoli, Libya
Ali Eldweeb Emhemed and Faozi Ujam
Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, U.K.


B.7 SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE IN A POST GLOBAL ERA
ROOM AD1-108, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Lawrence Woods
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Reconfiguring Urban Form and Physical Infrastructure in an Age of Globalization: An Intercontinental Comparison
Maria Soledad Garcia Ferrari
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K.

 

Growth Center and Archipelagic Settlements in Indonesia
Triatno Yudo Harjoko
The University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia

 

Mapping the Lausitz: New Geographies in the Peripheries of Central Europe
Ingo G.O. Weiskopf
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

 

Where Does Tradition Go? The Role of NGOs in the Rehabilitation of Historic Cities in Palestine
Eman Assi
An-najah National University, West Bank


C.7 COLONIAL AND POST COLONIAL
ROOM AD1-110, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Mark Gillem
University of California, Berkeley and University of Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.

 

Interrogating Asmara for Tradition
Mia Fuller
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

What Is Real and What Is Fake?: The Spanish Colonial Model Reinterpreted in Middle-Class Neighborhoods of Santiago
Marcela Pizzi and Maria Paz Valenzuela
University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

 

Persisting Surrogate Forms: Evaluating Architectural Development from Colonial to Postindependence Times in Malaysia
Chee-Kien Lai
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

What Can We Learn from British Colonial Public Buildings? Case Studies from Melaka, Malaysia
Roslan Bin Haji Talib
University of Malaya, Selangor, Malaysia


11:15 AM – 11:35 AM
JEFFREY COOK AWARD

Presentations:
Harrison Fraker
Dean of the College of Environmental Design
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

In Memory
Morna Livingston
Philadelphia University, U.S.A.


6:45 PM – 10:00 PM
OPTIONAL DHOW DINNER CRUISE
Buses depart from Main Plaza.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2004

9:00 AM – 11:10 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.8 MIGRATION AND ITS PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS
ROOM AD1-102, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Marcela Pizzi
University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

 

A Tale of Two Houses: Diaspora, Return, and Migrant Architectures
Mirjana Lozanovska
Deakin University, Geelong, Australia

 

The Remittance House: Transnational Architecture in Twenty-First Century Mexico
Sarah L. Lopez
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Innovation and Tradition: Current Domestic Architecture in the Sierra Purépecha of Michoacán, México
Catherine Ettinger
University of Michoacan, Morelia, Mexico

 

Bendum: In the Heart of Mindanao
Anthony Collins
University of Sharjah, U.A.E.


B.8 EMERGING IDENTITIES IN A POST GLOBAL WORLD
ROOM AD1-108, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

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

 

Beijing 2008: The Rise of a Post-Traditional World Metropolis
Anne-Marie Broudehoux
University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada

 

Mumbai (Bombay): Paradoxical Undercurrents of Identity?
Debabardhan Upadhyaya
University of Sheffield, U.K.

 

From Dubai to Cairo: Shifting Centers of Influence?
Yasser Elsheshtawy
United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, U.A.E.

 

The She Zone: Gender Topography of Global Space
Anette Baldauf and Dorit Margreiter
New York University, U.S.A. and Vienna, Austria


C.8 CONTESTING THE LIMITS OF AUTHENTICITY
ROOM AD1-110, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Mike Austin
UNITEC School of Architecture, Auckland, New Zealand

 

Limits of Authenticity: Roles of Traditional Typologies in Post-Traditional Environments
Kevin Mitchell
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E..

 

The Tradition Veiled in a Postglobal Environment
John Onyango
United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, U.A.E.

 

The Public Medina: Reflections of Authenticity and Change in Cognitive Maps
Hussam H. Salama and Tridib Banerjee
University of Soutern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

 

Loaded Symbolism: The Boundaries and Repercussions of Post-Traditional Space
Varun Kapur
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


11:10 AM – 1:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK


1:00 PM – 2:50 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.9 (RE)CONSTRUCTION OF URBAN SPACE
ROOM AD1-102, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Samia Rab
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Vieques, Puerto Rico: From Devastation to Conservation and Back Again
Javier Arbona
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.

 

The Nature(S) of Tradition/The Traditions of Nature: Tropical Architecture in Post-Traditional Southeast Asia
Jiat Hwee Chang
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

History as Collective Memory in Preserving the Living Environment of Japan
Izumi Kuroishi
Aoyama Gakuin Women’s Junior College, Tokyo, Japan

 

The Spatial Transitions in Expo Cities: The Expo Event in the Postglobal World
Seda H. Bostanci and Semra Aydinli
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey


B.9 HERITAGE DISCOURSES IN A POST GLOBAL ERA
ROOM AD1-108, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Amer A. Moustafa
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

World Heritage: A Redifinition
Howayda Al-Harithy
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

 

Globalization, Museumification, and Urban Dreams
Khaled Adham
Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt

 

File Under Vernacular: Western Scholarship and Nonwestern Architecture
Mark Cottle and Sabir Khan
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.A.

 

Urban Heritage and the Unilateral Global Culture: Convergence or Conflict
Ahmed M. Salah Ouf
Sharjah Directorate of Town Planning, U.A.E.


C.9 QUESTIONING VERNACULAR AUTHENTICITY
ROOM AD1-110, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

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

 

A Journey through Cairo: Promoting the “Authentic” City
Heba Farouk Ahmed
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Houses of Brick, Houses of Wood: Authenticity in Chinese Vernacular Architecture
Puay-Peng Ho and Maggie Mei-Kei Hui
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

 

Identity and Heritage in the Small West Indian State of St. Kitts-Nevis
Lavina Liburd
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Orchard Road as Conduit: Between Nostalgia and Authenticity
Limin Hee
Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.


2:50 PM – 3:10 PM
COFFEE BREAK


3:10 PM – 5:00 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.10 TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS AND REPRESENTATION
ROOM AD1-102, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Joseph Aranha
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, U.S.A.

 

Reconstruction of Traditional Architecture on Santorini Island
Julia Theodoraki
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

 

Authentic Heroes of the Wild West
Ekaterini Vlahos
University of Colorado at Denver, U.S.A.

 

A Code of Logic in Glocal Environments
Gholam-Reza Islami
Tehran University, Iran

 

Reimagining the Tradition: Tradition in Rapid Transition
Rachadaporn Kanitpun
Thammasat Univeristy, Thailand


B.10 THE CULTURE OF HERITAGE IN A POST-GLOBAL WORLD

ROOM AD1-108, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Kevin Mitchell
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Learning from Lagos
Sabir Khan
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.A.

 

Building for the Business of Bermuda
Sylvia Shorto
American University in Beirut, Lebanon

 

Converging Qualities of Recreational Urban Environments
Anne A. Gharaibeh
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

 

Istanbul’s Shopping Identity (Re)Shaped: Metrocity on Buyukdere Avenue
Nurbin Paker Kahvecioglu and Ipek Yada Akpinar
Instanbul Technical University, Turkey


C.10 AUTHENTICATING THE VERNACULAR
ROOM AD1-110, ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

Chair: Heba Farouk Ahmed
Cairo University, Egypt

 

The Inventiveness of Tradition: Authenticity in Minangkabau Vernacular Architecture
Marcel Vellinga
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, U.K.

 

Toward an Architectural Vision for the Globalization Dilemma and the Challenges of Local Reality
Ali A. Raouf and Hesham Khairy Abdelfattah
Cairo University, Egypt

 

The Possibilities or Impossibilities of the Indigenous Vernacular Heritage
Debora Whelan
Durban Institute of Technology, South Africa

 

Whose Tradition Is It? Cross-Cultural Examination of Architectural Traditions in Northwest China
Maggie Mei-Kei Hui
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong


5:00 PM – 5:20 PM
COFFEE BREAK


5:20 PM – 7:20 PM
FINAL PLENARY PANEL: REFLECTIONS
HALL A, MAIN BUILDING

Moderators:
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Nadia Alhasani
American University Sharjah, U.A.E.

 

Discussants:
Gareth Jones
London School of Economics, London, U.K.

 

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

 

Panelists:
M. Christine Boyer
Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.

 

Michael Sorkin
City College of New York, New York, U.S.A.

 

Peter Marcuse
Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.

 

C. Greig Crysler
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
CLOSING RECEPTION/DESERT SAFARI
Buses depart from Main Plaza.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2004

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
TOUR OF THE EAST COAST OF THE U.A.E.

IASTE 2004 Conference Description

POST TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS IN A
POST GLOBAL WORLD

Ninth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments


The theme of the Ninth IASTE Conference is Post Traditional Environments in a Post Global World. The conference will explore the notion of post traditional environments as spaces that unsettle the historically developed or assumed relationship between place and meaning.  These changes cannot be understood outside the post global moment, which supercedes the development era of multiculturalism and multilateralism, and replaces it with the concept of a unilateral dominant culture, which shatters the information-happy notion of a singular global village.  Here the past of post traditional places is not only invented but also intentionally ignored in favor of an immediate present that is assumed to be the past.  Additionally, the post global era, rather than indicating an end to globalization, refers to the emergence of a different kind of global engagement that is sharply at odds with the visions of liberal, multicultural globalization.  This IASTE conference is about the intersection of this post traditional condition with this post global moment in which global aspirations appear increasingly disassociated from place or nation, and the recognition that the currency of tradition will continue to circulate through global networks and capital.

IASTE’s Ninth Conference in the United Arab Emirates brings together over 130 scholars from a variety of disciplines to address these issues by presenting papers structured around three broad themes: Post Traditional Environments, The Post Global Condition, and Questioning and/or Redefining Authenticity

We would like to thank our principal sponsors in the United Arab Emirates, the Sultan of Sharjah, the American University of Sharjah, and the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.

We hope that you will all find this year’s conference in the United Arab Emirates a rewarding experience.

Nezar AlSayyad                                                               Nadia Alhasani
Conference Director                                                          Local Conference Director


Organizing Committee
Nezar AlSayyad, Conference Director, University of California, Berkeley
Nadia Alhasani, Conference Local Director, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
Erica Leak, IASTE Conference Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley
Khaled Al-Qassimi, Local Conference Coordinator, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
Romola Sanyal, CEDR/IASTE Project Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley
Stephanie Kim, IASTE Coordinator, 
University of California, Berkeley
Kathleen Kuhlmann, Conference Administrator, University of California, Berkeley
Zaina Akl, Local Conference Administrator, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
Sophie Halabi
, Local Conference Administrator, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E. 
Yasser Elsheshtawy, Local Conference Advisor, United Arab Emirates University, U.A.E.
Kevin Mitchell, Local Conference Advisor, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
Nada Mourtada, Local Conference Advisor, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
Amer Moustafa, Local Conference Advisor, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
Samia Rab, Local Conference Advisor, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
Florian Techel, Local Conference Advisor, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
Lawrence Woods, Local Conference Advisor, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

Sessions Advisory Committee
Hesham Abdelfattah, Heba Ahmed, Howayda Al-Harithy, Paul Amar, Joseph Aranha, Mike Austin, Bill Bechhoefer, Anne-Marie Broudehoux, Jeff Cody, Margaret Crawford, Greig Crysler, Harrison Fraker, Mia Fuller, Mark Gillem, Emily Gottreich, Montira Horayangura, Anne Hublin, Clara Irazabal, George Jell, Morna Livingston, Keith Loftin, David Lung, Robert Mugerauer, Noha Nasser, Paul Oliver, Marcela Pizzi, Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Ananya Roy, Sofia Shwayri, Gunawan Tjahjono, Jacqueline Victor, Donald Watts

Conference Sponsors
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Conference Site
American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, U.A.E. 

Hotel Accommodations
Hotel InterContinental Dubai
Bin Yas Street
P.O. Box 476
Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: + 971-4-222-7171
Fax: +971-4-223-7615
Email: sales@ihcdubai.co.ae

Post-Conference Tour
If you are interested in attending the three day post-conference tour to Oman, you need to contact the tour operator, Orient Tours, to reserve your space in the tour. Information about the tour was included in the conference registration packet. All reservations must made by November 25th, 2004. You can contact Orient Tours by email at: localsales@orienttours.ae

Contact Person: Tito Mathachan
P.O. Box 26820
Sharjah, U.A.E.
Tel: +971-6-568-2323
Fax: +971-6-568-1400
Email: localsales@orienttours.ae
Website: www.orienttours.ae

Conference Site
As the conference hotel is located in Dubai and the conference venue is at the American University of Sharjah, shuttle buses will be used to transport conference participants to the conference venue from the hotel. Buses will depart from the Hotel InterContinental Dubai (on Bin Yas Street) each morning at 8:00am to transport participants to the conference site, and will return participants to the hotel at the end of each day’s activities.
Please bring all items you will need with you each morning as buses will not return to the hotel until the evening.

Participants who are not staying at the InterContinental Dubai will be responsible for their own transportation to the conference hotel in time to catch the shuttle buses at 8:00am each morning. In the event of a missed shuttle, participants should take taxis at their own expense to the American University of Sharjah Architecture Building, which is 30 to 40 minutes from Dubai.

Climate and Clothing
As this is a desert climate, temperatures can be quite warm during the day but cool at night. As some evening conference activities last as late as 10:00pm, we suggest that participants bring jackets with them in the morning. It is customary for women to cover their shoulders in this culture, so a shawl or wrap may also be a useful item to bring.

Also, on the first night of conference, Dec. 14th, the opening Mejlis will involve having all conference participants sit on the ground during dinner.  Please dress accordingly.

IASTE 2008 Conference Program

IASTE 2008: Interrogating Tradition

Oxford, UK—December 12-15, 2008

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


8:00 AM-9:00 AM—REGISTRATION
LOCATION: NORTH SCHOOL, FIRST FLOOR


9:00 AM-9:30 AM—INTRODUCTORY CONFERENCE REMAKRS
LOCATION: SOUTH SCHOOL, FIRST FLOOR

Opening Addresses
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Marcel Vellinga
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, U.K.

 

Welcome Remarks
On the Conference Theme: Interrogating Tradition
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008
9:30 AM-11:30 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.1 SPACIALIZING TRADITION
LOCATION: ROOM A

Chair: Gareth Jones

London School of Economics, U.K.

 

Creating New Traditions? Marketing, Housing, and Urban (Dis)Integration in Santa Fe, Mexico City

Maria Moreno-Carranco

Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico

 

Spatialization of Immigration in Nicosia: Tradition Interrogated

Ipek Akpinar

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

 

Traditions of Placemaking and Fundamentalisms of Practice: The New Urbanism in the Context of Globalization

Hector Fernando Burga

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Inclusion/ Exclusion? The Changing Tradition of Public Spaces in Bangkok

Supapim Harinasuta

University College London, U.K.


B.1 COLONIAL AND IMPERIAL LEGACIES OF THE MODERN GLOBAL CITY
LOCATION: ROOM B

Chair: Zeynep Kezer

Newcastle University, U.K.

 

The Discourse of Colonial Imagery: Preservation and Modern Architecture in Morelia, Michoacán, México

Catherine Ettinger

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Mexico

 

Contested Chinese Identity: Modernism and Fundamentalism in Contemporary Landscape Design

Mary Padua

University of Florida, U.S.A.

 

Wandering in a Traditional City of Colonial Taiwan: The Urban Transformation of Taipei, 1895-1945

Ping-Sheng Wu

National Kinmen Institute of Technology, Taiwan

 

Other Modernities: Rise of a Japanese Colonial Capital City, 1932-1937

Yishi Liu

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Partition and Independence: Shaping Twentieth-Century Delhi with Communal and Secular Nationalisms

Varun Kapur

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 


C.1 CHANGING TRADITIONS
LOCATION: ROOM C

Chair: Donald Watts

Kansas State University, U.S.A.

 

Summer Milkhouses

L. Keith Loftin and Jacqueline Victor

University of Colorado and Denver University, U.S.A.

 

The Galae and the Soi: Two Traditions in the Struggle for Identity in Thailand

Thomas Merrigan

Chiang Mai University, Thailand

 

Bushinengué Art: Traditional/Modern

Anne Hublin

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

 

Interrogating the Hakura Tradition: Lebanese Village Gardens as Product and Production

Jala Makhzoumi

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

 

Changing Traditions of Green in Gulf Urbanism

Gareth Doherty

Harvard University, U.S.A.


11:30 AM-11:45 AM

COFFEE BREAK


11:45 PM-1:25 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.2 ARCHITECTURAL EXPERTISE AND TRADITION
LOCATION: ROOM A

Chair: Hesham Khairy Abdelfattah

Cairo University, Egypt

 

Fasil Gheorgis, Ethiopia, and Architecture’s Borderland

Mark Jarzombek

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

 

Contending Tradition: Planning Working-Class Extensions of the City in Late-Twentieth-Century Portugal

Tiago Castela

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Tradition, Realism, and the Vernacular: Italian Architecture Between the Two World Wars

Michelangelo Sabatino

University of Houston, U.S.A.

 

Questioning Traditions: The Work of Geoffrey Bawa

Arief Setiawan

Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.


B.2 (RE)GENERATING HERITAGE
LOCATION: ROOM B

Chair: Ali Alraouf

University of Bahrain, Bahrain

 

Industrial World Heritage: A Strategy for Economic Regeneration or Social Exclusion

Chris Landorf

University of Newcastle, Australia

 

The Mughal Garden Heritage: Regenerated Traditions and Spaces

Amita Sinha

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

 

Tradition Versus Representation

Julia Theodoraki-Patsi

National University of Athens, Greece

 

Giving Reconstruction a History: Architectural Renaissance of Invented Tradition in Modern Korea

Jong Hyun Lim

Savannah College of Art and Design, U.S.A.


C.2 REGENERATION OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
LOCATION: ROOM C

Chair: J. Brooke Harrington

Temple University, U.S.A.

 

Deals, Wheels, and Keels: Economic Considerations in the Rapid Reshaping of Cultural Traditions in Macao

Sharif Shams Imon and Lynne DiStefano

IFT, Macao, and The University of Hong Kong, China

 

Danzón and Son in Regeneration Strategies: The Case of Veracruz, Mexico

Brenda Galvan-Lopez

Newcastle University, U.K.

 

Tradition and Change in Post-Regeneration Manchester

Eamonn Canniffe

Manchester School of Architecture, U.K.

 

Influences of Tradition on the Politics and Practices of Waterfront Regeneration: A Cross-Regional Comparison

Maria Soledad Garcia Ferrari

Edinburgh College, U.K.


1:25 PM-2:25 PM

BREAK
Lunch on your own


2:25 PM-4:25 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.3 NEOLIBERALISM AND THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
LOCATION: ROOM A

Chair: Howayda Al-Harithy

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

 

Neoliberalism at Work in Amman: Circulating Global Capital, Images, Consumption Patterns, and Planning Models

Rami Daher

German-Jordanian University, Jordan

 

Reorienting Amman: Neoliberalism and the Iconography of the Local

Christopher Parker

Ghent University, Belgium

 

Politicizing Tradition: The Reconstruction of Abu Dhabi’s Central Market

Yasser Elsheshtawy

United Arab Emirates University, U.A.E.

 

Consumerism and Corporatization: The Transformation of Public Space in Beirut’s Fashionable Hamra Street

AbdelHalim Jabr

American University of Beirut, Lebanon
 

Neither Public nor Private: The Production of Space in Postwar(s) Beirut, Lebanon

Hiba Bou Akar

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


B.3 THE IDEOLOGICAL APPARATUS OF TRADITION AND THE REVIVAL OF NATIONALISM
LOCATION: ROOM B

Chair: Mrinalini Rajagopalan

New York University, U.S.A.

 

Entangled Modernisms: Building the Moi International Sports Center

Duanfang Lu

University of Sydney, Australia

 

When Traditionalism Speaks for the Nation: Discourse on the Crocodile Pit and Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Eka Permanasari

University of Melbourne, Australia

 

Selling Tradition through Architecture in Romagna, Italy

Luca Guardigli

Università di Bologna, Italy

 

Monument without Qualities: Toward a Theory of Tradition

Shundana Yusaf

Princeton University, U.S.A.

 

“Norman” Architecture: Perception of Origin and Power in Irish Cultural Heritage

Marion McGarry

University of Ulster, U.K.


C.3 MANAGING CULTURAL HERITAGE
LOCATION: ROOM C

Chair: Chee-Kien Lai

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Curative Reuse of Historical Monuments: Rehabilitating Hong Kong’s Central Police Station Compound for Temporary Use

Thomas Chung

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

 

Interrogating Tradition through Architectural Modernity in China

Edward Denison

The University College London, U.K.

 

Modernismo Modernized: A Tourist Site Designed by Gaudí at Risk

Madga Saura

Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

 

Worth, Value, and Price: Constituting and Reconstructing Tradition in Resurrections of Sixteenth-Century Melaka, Palembang, and Makassar

Imran Bin Tajudeen

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability: A Study of Inner-City Neighborhood Redevelopment in Beijing

Donia Zhang

Oxford Brookes University, U.K.


4:25 PM-4:40 PM

COFFEE BREAK


4:40 PM-6:40 PM

PLENARY SESSION: FUNDAMENTALISMS AND TRADITION
LOCATION: SOUTH SCHOOL, FIRST FLOOR

Chair: Nezar AlSayyad

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Epistemologies of Counterinsurgency: Tradition, Tribalism, and Terror in the City

Derek Gregory

University of British Columbia, Canada

 

Return to Traditions: A Response to Violent Urban Crises?

Brigitte Piquard

Oxford Brookes University, U.K.

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


7:00 PM-8:30 PM

OPENING RECEPTION

Hosted by Blackwell’s Bookshop


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008

9:00 AM-12:00 PM—OXFORD WALKING TOUR
Option 1: Historic Oxford Tour
Option 2: Modern Oxford Tour
Option 3: Cowley Regeneration Tour
Please meet at the University of Oxford Examination Schools at 8:45 AM.
Tours will leave promptly at 9:00 AM.


12:00 PM-1:30 PM—BREAK
Lunch on your own


1:30 PM-3:30 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.4 ARCHITECTURAL FORM AND THE LANGUAGE OF SPACE
LOCATION: ROOM A

Chair: Eeva Aarrevaara

Lahti University, Finland

 

Rethinking Chinese Tradition and Western Influence in the Urban Transformation of Coastal Cities in Modern China

Chye Kiang Heng

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

The Future Tradition of Nature

Amy Murphy

University of Southern California, U.S.A.

 

Reinvestigating the Tradition of Building Royal Cities in Burma: Mandalay, 1859-1885

Francois Tainturier

School of Oriental and African Studies, U.K.

 

Making Korean Architecture: “Western-Style” Buildings and the Modern Tradition

Sang-Hun Joo

Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

 

Addressing the Past Beyond Visual Entrapments: Lessons within the Traditional Way of Architecture

Snehal Nagarsheth

CEPT University, India


B.4 TRADITION AND THE QUESTION OF IDENTITY
LOCATION: ROOM B

Chair: Noha Nasser

Birmingham City University, U.K.

 

The Legend of Brigadoon: Architecture and Identity in the Scottish Highlands

Daniel Maudlin

University of Plymouth, U.K.

 

Built Forever: The Millenary Tradition of English Almshouses

J. Fernando Bontempo

University of Guadalajara, Mexico

 

Interrogating Place and Identity: The Influences of Imported Cultures on Local Traditional Architecture of Cyprus

Makbule Oktay

Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, U.S.A.

 

Orientalism as Fundamentalism? Cinematic Representations of Iraq and the Evolution of British Empire, 1950-1958

Mona Damluji

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A., U.S.A.

 

Institutional Fundamentalism and the Tradition of “Free Speech”: Celebrating 1964 in Place, Space, and Time

Clare Robinson

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


C.4 BUILDING TRADITIONS
LOCATION: ROOM C

Chair: Morna Livingston

Philadelphia University, U.S.A.

 

Technical Eclecticism as Revitalization of Building Tradition: The Case of French Mandate Beirut

Robert Saliba

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

 

Processes of “Re-Medievalization” in the Mediterranean Urban Fabric: The Case of Jerusalem

Giulia Annalinda Neglia

Politecnico di Bari, Italy

 

Early Years of the Modern Chinese Construction Industry

Huey Ying Hsu

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Building and Rebuilding Houses: Modern Law and Traditional Practice in Bangladesh

Tareef Khan and Howard Davis

The University of Hong Kong, China, and University of Oregon, U.S.A.

 

Regeneration and Appropriation of the Idea of Traditional Community in a Suburban Town and Collective Housing Development in Japan from the 1920s to the Present

Izumi Kuroishi

Aoyamagakuin University, Japan


3:30 PM-3:45 PM

COFFEE BREAK


3:45 PM-4:00 PM

PRESENTATION OF THE JEFFREY COOK AWARD
LOCATION: SOUTH SCHOOL, FIRST FLOOR


4:00 PM-6:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION: REGENERATION AND TRADITION
LOCATION: SOUTH SCHOOL, FIRST FLOOR

Chair: Mark Gillem

University of Oregon, U.S.A.

 

Postindustrial Craftsmanship: A Speculation on the Regeneration of Vernacular Processes

Howard Davis

University of Oregon, U.S.A.

 

Tradition and Change: A Method for Addressing Regional Distinctiveness

Kingston Heath

University of Oregon, U.S.A.
 
Discussant:
Anthony D. King
Binghamton University, U.S.A.


6:30 PM-8:0 PM

EVENING RECEPTION
Hosted by Oxford Brookes University
By invitation only


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2008
9:00 AM-11:00 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.5 THE POLITICS OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE REGULATION OF TRADITION
LOCATION: ROOM A

Chair: Duanfang Lu

University of Sydney, Australia

 

Regulating Tradition in the Present-Day English Countryside

Tricia Stuth

University of Tennessee, U.S.A.

 

Interrogating of Tradition in Modern Developments: The Yenibhir Neighborhood in Lefkosia, North Cyprus

Hifsiye Pulhan

Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus

 

Form, Language, and Derivation: Evaluating the Urban Landscape of Praça XV de Novembro

Cristiane Duarte

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Hybrid Processes in Sarawak: One Hundred Years of Indigenization, Institutional Architecture, and Settlement Patterns from 1841

John Ting

Melbourne University, Australia

 


B.5 APPROPRIATING THE LOST PAST: THE ROLE OF RUINS
LOCATION: ROOM B

Chair: Dietrich Neumann

Brown University, U.S.A.

 

Appropriation of Architectural Ruins in Britain During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Rumiko Handa

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, U.S.A.

 

Troy, Homer, and the Messiness of Time: Confounding Expectations

Elizabeth Riorden

University of Cincinnati, U.S.A.

 

“Stone upon Stone”: From Neruda’s “Heights of Macchu Picchu” to His House in Isla Negra

Patricia Morgado

North Carolina State University, U.S.A.
 

Appropriating the Lost Past: The Role of Tourism in Shaping the Contemporary Built Environment in Asia and Africa

Joseph Aranha

Texas Tech University, U.S.A.

 

The Mosques in Ayvalik: Appropriating the Lost Past of Kynodies

Triatno Yasemin Guney

Balikesir University, Turkey


C.5 CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN THE TRADITIONAL BUILT ENVIRONMENT
LOCATION: ROOM C

Chair: Maria Moreno-Carranco

Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico

 

Cultural Change and Tradition in the Indigenous Architecture of Oceania

Paul Memmott

University of Queensland, Australia

 

Alterity and Escape: The Cultural Imaginary of the Urban Landscape

Gijs Wallis De Vries

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

 

Continuity and Change in Native American Pueblos

Paul Oliver

Oxford Brookes University, U.K.

 

Constancy and Change in the Built Environment: The Case of Kuwait

Mohammad Al-Jassar

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, U.S.A.

 

Essaouira: The Urban Transformation of a Compact Medina

Mohammad Elshahed

New York University, U.S.A.


11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

COFFEE BREAK


11:15 AM – 12:55 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.6 HISTORICAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
LOCATION: ROOM A

Chair: Raymond Lifchez

University of California, Berkeley

 

Maidan to Padang: Reinventions of an Urban Space Type in Singapore and Malaysia

Chee-Kien Lai

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 
Making Mute Arches Sing: Abderrahman Bouchama and Post-Revolutionary Architecture in Algeria

Sheila Crane

University of Virginia, U.S.A.

 

Interrogating Tradition: Prisms of Supermodernity

Diane Wildsmith
University of Indonesia, Indonesia
 

The Tradition of “Islamic Architecture”: From Western Construction to Eastern Champion
Reem Alissa
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


B.6 GEO-POLITICAL EXPRESSIONS AND SPATIAL CONFIGURATIONS OF TRADITION
LOCATION: ROOM B

Chair: Lynne DiStefano

The University of Hong Kong, China

 

Neot Kedumim: Celebrating Tradition in Israel’s National Biblical Reserve

Tal Alon Mozes

Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

 

The “Architecturally Noble Savage”: On the Sustainable Nature of Indigenous Building

Gabriel Arboleda

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Rethinking Tradition: Arab/Jewish (Co)Existence in Haifa
Ziva Kolodney
Technion University in Haifa, Israel

 

Contesting Statehood: The Making and Remaking of the Republican Architectural Tradition
Chung Man Carmen Tsui
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


C.6 TRADITION, ARCHITECTURE, AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
LOCATION: ROOM C
Chair: Robert Mugerauer
University of Washington, U.S.A.

 

Tradition as the “Other” of Modernism: Discussing Sibyl Moholy-Nagy’s Native Genius in Anonymous Architecture
Hilde Heynen
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
 

A Changing Process of the Traditional Built Environment in Yunnan, China

Yun Gao

University of Huddersfield, U.K.

 

Bruce Grove Transferred: The Role of Diverse Traditions in Historic Conservation

Kate Jordan

University of Portsmouth, U.K.

 
Passes of Tradition: Creation and Dissemination of Architectural Knowledge in Ladakh
Sarika Jhawar
Independent Scholar, India


12:55 PM – 2:00 PM
BREAK
Lunch on your own


2:00 PM – 4:00 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.7 REINVENTING TRADITIONS FOR THE MODERN WORLD
LOCATION: ROOM A

Chair: Hasan Uddin Khan

Roger Williams University, U.S.A.

 

Redefining the Edge
Robert Brown
University of Plymouth, U.K.

 

From Sleeping Porch to Sleeping Machine: Inverting Traditions of Fresh Air in North America

Charlie Hailey

University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.

 

Manipulating Tradition(s): A Key to Promote Modern Architecture

Christine Vendredi-Auzanneau

Keio University, Japan

 

Dynamic Reinterpretation of the Past: The Carlsberg Breweries Redevelopment in Copenhagen

Svava Riesto

Copenhagen University, Denmark

 

Linguistic Contamination: An Epistemological Tool for Interrogating Vernacular Tradition and Contemporary Architecture

Paola Tosolini

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland


B.7 SPACES OF CITIZENSHIP
LOCATION: ROOM B
Chair: Derek Gregory
University of British Columbia, Canada

 

Restructuring Place: Postwar Reconstruction Projects in Lebanon
Marwan Ghandour
Iowa State University, U.S.A.
 

Spaces of Insurgency: Refugee Squatting and the Politics of Belonging in Calcutta
Romola Sanyal
Rice University, U.S.A.

 

Interrogating the Urban Process: Directed by Vision or Crisis?
Heba Farouk Ahmed
Cairo University, Egypt
 
Death as Arrival: U.S. Militarism, Foreign-Born Soldiers, and Posthumous Citizenship
Elizabeth Lee
University of British Columbia, Canada

 

Contesting Traditions in Japanese-American Concentration Camps

Lynne Horiuchi

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


C.7 PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY IN TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
LOCATION: ROOM C
Chair: Mark Gillem
University of Oregon, U.S.A.
 

“Tradition” and the Agency of the Disempowered: The Work of the Hunnar Sh?l? Foundation, Bhuj, India
Vikram Prakash
University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.
 
Cisterns in Sanctuaries: Sharing Water in a Tribal Culture of Violence
Morna Livingston
Philadelphia University, U.S.A.

 

Sharing Water, Sharing Space: A Social Geography of Communal Laundries
Shana Greenstein
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.
 
Traffic Policies for Sustainable Traditional Environments: The Case of Ankara Citadel
Cuneyt Elker
Cankaya University, Turkey
 
Contemporary Urban Management Systems in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: A Radical Departure from the Past
Vibha Bhattarai-Upadhyay
University of Sydney, Australia


4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
COFFEE BREAK


4:15 PM – 6:15—PAPER SESSIONS


A.8 THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF DWELLINGS
LOCATION: ROOM A
Chair: Ipek Akpinar
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

The Return of the Turkish House
Ipek Tureli
Brown University, U.S.A.
 

From Facade to Interstitial Space: Reframing San Francisco’s Victorian Residential Architecture
Tanu Sankalia
University of San Francisco, U.S.A.
 
Shunning the Ordinary: Suburban Pretension Goes Global
Rosemary Latter
Oxford Brookes University, U.K.
 

Communism and Tulous: A Study of Socio-Politics and Traditional Dwellings
Jing Zheng
Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
 
The Evolved Face of Walls in Chinese Urban Housing
Fang Xu
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.


B.8 CONSTRUCTING SPACES OF MEMORY: TRADITION, PRESERVATION, AND GENTRIFICATION
LOCATION: ROOM B
Chair: Mejgan Massoumi
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


Traditions of the Mosque Versus Traditions of the Monument: Muslim Subjects and the Consumption of National Heritage in Delhi, India
Mrinalini Rajagopalan
New York University, U.S.A.
 

On the Fringes of Sacredness: Constructing Spaces of Memory in Abu Dhabi
Mohamed El Amrousi
United Arab Emirates University, U.A.E.
 

Tradition Stereotypes and Cultural Resistance through Traditional Forms: The Case of the Hadhramawt, Yemen
Fernando Varanda
Universidade Lusofona, Portugal
 
Stealth Gentrification: Camouflage and Commerce on the Lower East Side
Lara Belkind
Harvard University, U.S.A.
 
Death Versus Destruction: The Fundamentalist Positioning of Preservationists and Modernists During World War II
Susanne Cowan
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


C.8 RURAL GEOGRAPHIES: PRESERVATION PRACTICES
LOCATION: ROOM C
Chair: Yasser Elsheshtawy
United Arab Emirates University, U.A.E.

Tradition or Scenography: Mirages of Vernacular Architecture
Fernando Vegas López-Manzanares and Camila Mileto
Universidad Politécnica of Valencia, Spain
 
Conflicts Between Tradition and Preservation
Carol Martin Watts
Kansas State University, U.S.A.
 
Protecting the Parish: One Thousand Years of Parochial Land Management in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Anthony D. C. Hyland
University of York, U.K.
 

Connection Not Constraint: The Reemergence of Traditional Vernacular Housing in Rural Riparian Settlements of the Chao Phraya Delta, Thailand
Pratima Nimsamer
Oxford Brookes University, U.K.
 
Transformation of Rural Inhabitation in Romania During the Period of Post-Socialist Transition: A Social and Architectural Perspective
Andrei Serbescu
University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu, Romania


MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2008
9:00 AM-11:00 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.9 IDENTITY POLITICS AND THE REINSCRIPTION OF SPACE
LOCATION: ROOM A
Chair: Vikram Prakash
University of Washington, U.S.A.

The Politics of Identity Construction in Postwar Reconstruction
Howayda Al-Harithy
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
 
Tourath, Identity, and the Lebanese Salon Arabisant
Sylvia Shorto
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
 
Tradition and Tribal Nations: Constructing Native American Architectures and Identities
Anne Lawrason Marshall
University of Idaho, U.S.A.
 
Inala Traditions: Places, People, and History in Urban Indigenous Communities
Kelly Greenop
University of Queensland, Australia
 
“Epistemology” of Place: Interrogating Hanoi’s Identity through Everyday Architecture and Culture
Dinh Quoc Phuong
University of Melbourne, Australia


B.9 TRADITIONS OF CULTURE: CULTURES OF TRADITION
LOCATION: ROOM B
Chair: Chye Kiang Heng
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Mythologies of Placemaking in America: The Fictions and Traditions of the New England Village
B. D. Wortham-Galvin
University of Maryland, U.S.A.
 
Alternate Mode of Spatial Representation: Modern West Meets Persianate Visual Culture
Frances Downing
Texas A & M University, U.S.A.
 
Bangkok Homelife: A Study of the Emergence of the Contemporary Thai Domestic Interior
Nuttinee Karnchanaporn

King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thailand
 
Questioning the Tradition of Spaces and Traditional Spaces in Cypriot Settlements: The Case of Lapta, North Cyprus
Halide Orcunoglu and Hifsiye Pulhan
Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus
 
Matrixes of Tradition in the Work of Renzo Piano
Giamila Quattrone
Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy


C.9 ENCLOSURES/FORECLOSURES, RISK/SPACE
LOCATION: ROOM C
Chair: Howard Davis
University of Oregon, U.S.A.

The Fabrication of Tradition: The Rammed-Earth Revival in Britain, 1905-1925
Mark Swenarton
Oxford Brookes University, U.K.
 
Contested Thresholds and Displaced Traditions of Fisher Dwelling: A Study of Traditional Sri Lankan Coastal Architecture
Shenuka De Sylva
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
 
Eco-Trade: Eco-Tourism and the Discourse on Tradition
Sebnem Yucel Young
Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
 

Addressing the Vulnerability of Fishing Communities in Post-Tsunami Reconstruction: A Cultural Perspective from Kovalam Village, Tamilnadu, Southern India
Ram Sateesh Pasupuleti
University of Westminster, U.K.
 
Tradition, Place, and Identity: Community Resilience in the Wake of Disaster
Meredith Feike
Louisiana State University, U.S.A.


11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

COFFEE BREAK


11:15 AM – 12:55—PAPER SESSIONS


A.10 TRADITION BY MEANS OF SELF-INTERROGATION: EPISTEMOLOGIES OF RESILIENCE
LOCATION: ROOM A
Chair: Joseph Aranha
Texas Tech University, U.S.A.

Tradition, Tourism, and Technology: Epistemologies of Resilience in Freiburg im Breisgau
Robert Mugerauer
University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.
 
The Scheherazade Syndrome: Fiction and Fact in Dubai’s Quest to Become a Global City
Alamira Reem Bani Hashim
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
 
Tradition as Reinterpretation of the Past
Eeva Aarrevaara
Lahti University, Finland
 
Performances of Chinese Traditions by the Sino-Burmese in Rangoon, Burma/Myanmar
Jayde Lin Roberts
University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.


B.10 DESIGN PRACTICE AND PEDAGOGY
LOCATION: ROOM B
Chair: Heba Farouk Ahmed
Cairo University, Egypt

Tradition, Where Are You? A House Renovation Guide for the Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam Innu Community
Andre Casault
Université Laval, Canada
 
An Inclusive Design Model: Pedagogical Examples of Yoruba and Gujarati Spaces
Abimbola Asojo and Vibhavari Jani
University of Oklahoma and Louisiana Tech University, U.S.A.
 
Kath-Khuni in Himachal Pradesh: Documenting and Practicing Tradition
Jay Thakkar and Skye Morrison
CEPT University, India, and Concordia University, Canada
 
The Construct of Vernacular Architecture as a Pedagogic Object of Climatic Design
Vandana Baweja
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.


C.10 OPERATIONALIZING TRADITION, REGENERATING HERITAGE
LOCATION: ROOM C
Chair: L. Keith Loftin and Jacqueline Victor
University of Colorado and Denver University, U.S.A.

Regeneration: Discovering Tradition through Cross-Cultural Design Education
Donald Watts
Kansas State University, U.S.A.
 
Encompassing Tradition in the Contemporary Living Environment
Aida Azmin
International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
 
Traditional Building: Retro Style or Future Heritage?
Tom Jefferies
Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K.
 
Operative Tradition: The Typological Process of an Urban Settlement in Nanjing, China
Fei Chen
University of Strathclyde, U.K.


12:55 PM – 2:00 PM
BREAK (Lunch on your own)


2:00 PM – 4:00 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.11 SOVEREIGNTY AND SEGREGATION: GEOGRAPHIES OF BELONGING
LOCATION: ROOM A
Chair: Ipek Tureli
Brown University, U.S.A.

Cultural Landscapes in Terrains of Contestation: Space, Ideology, and Practice in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
Sadiq Toffa
University of Cape Town, South Africa
 

A Politicized Aesthetic: Rroma Neovernacular Architecture in Post-Communist Romania
Elena Tomlinsonr
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
 
Moments of Opportunity or Not? The Reconstruction of Beirut’s Southern Suburbs and Nahr Al Bared Refugee Camp
Sofia Shwayri
St. Antony’s College, U.K.
 
Housing, Sanitation, and the Competing Discourses of a “Civilizing Society” in Colonial Hong Kong
Cecilia Chu
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
 

Local/Transnational Imaginings of Transitional Justice in Northern Uganda
Julie Shackford-Bradley
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


B.11 CULTURAL CAPITAL AND THE REINVENTION OF HERITAGE
LOCATION: ROOM B
Chair: Mike Robinson
Leeds Metropolitan University, U.K.

The Theming of Arabia: Cultural Capitalism and the Reinvention of Tradition in the Persian Gulf
Khaled Adham
United Arab Emirates University, U.A.E.
 

Regenerating Urban Traditions in Bahrain: Learning from Bab Al-Bahrain, the Authentic Fake
Ali Alraouf
University of Bahrain, Bahrain
 
Tradition of Consumption, Consumption of Tradition
Catherine Sckerl
Independent Scholar, U.S.A.
 
Created Traditions: The Case of the Estrada Real, a Cultural Route in Brazil
Leonardo Castriota
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
 
The Future of the Bayt Arabi: Preserving or Re-Creating a Syrian Tradition
Faedah Totah
Virginia Commonwealth University, U.S.A.


C.11 TRANSLATING AND TRANSMITTING ARCHITECTURAL IDEAS
LOCATION: ROOM C
Chair: Mui Ho
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Combinatory Architecture: A Tool for the Revival of Islamic Cities in the Age of Information
Hesham Khairy Abdelfattah
Cairo University, Egypt
 
Digital Diffusion of Research: Limits and Potentials
J. Brooke Harrington
Temple University, U.S.A.
 
A Generative Computational Model for the Regeneration of Marrakech Medina
Joao Rocha
University of Evora, Portugal
 
The Meanings in Terms: (Indigenous) + (Architecture)
Anne Burgess
University of Sydney, Australia


4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

COFFEE BREAK


4:15 PM – 6:15 PM—FINAL PLENARY PANEL
LOCATION: SOUTH SCHOOL, FIRST FLOOR
 
Moderators:
Nezar AlSayyad, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
Marcel Vellinga, Oxford Brookes University, U.K.
 
Commentators:
Greig Crysler, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
Dianne Harris, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.
Mark Jarzombek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
 
Guests:
Howard Davis, University of Oregon, U.S.A.
Derek Gregory, University of British Columbia, Canada
Kingston Heath, University of Oregon, U.S.A.
Brigitte Piquard, Oxford Brookes University, U.K.


6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
CLOSING RECEPTION
Hosted by the Trevor Osborne Property Group

IASTE 2006 Photos

Opening Ceremony with Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn

iaste 2006
Closing Reception with Dean Vimolsiddhi Horayangkura, IASTE Coordinator Stacey Murphy, Director Nezar AlSayyad, and Professor Dietrich Neumann

iaste 2006

IASTE 2006 Conference Program

IASTE 2006: Hyper-Traditions

Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand—December 15-18, 2006

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2006

7:45 AM-8:45 AM—REGISTRATION
Secretariat Room, Second Floor Mezzanine


8:45 AM – 9:30 AM— OPENING SESSION
Queens Park Grand Hall, Second Floor
 
Opening Addresses
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Vimolsiddhi Horyangkura
Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Welcome Remarks
Surapon Nitikraipot
Rector of Thammasat University, Thailand

 

On the Conference Theme: Hyper-Traditions
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


9:30 AM-10:00 AM— KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE URBAN TRADITION
Queens Park Grand Hall, Second Floor
 
Michael Sorkin, City College of New York, U.S.A.


10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

COFFEE BREAK


10:15 AM – 12:15 PM —PAPER SESSIONS


A.1 HYPER-ARCHITECTURE, VIRTUAL SPACES, AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Queens Park Room 4, Second Floor

Chair: Harrison Fraker

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Mindscapes, “Affordance,” and Virtual Ecosystems

Maurizio Forte

Istituto per le Tecnologie Applicate ai Beni Culturali, Italy

 

Recoding Architecture: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Hesham Khairy Abdelfattah and Ali Abd Alraouf

Cairo University, Egypt and University of Bahrain, Bahrain

 

Wireless Sites: British Architecture in the Space of Radio (1927-1945)

Shundana Yusaf

Princeton University, Princeton, USA

 

Traditional Architecture in the Era of the Web 2.0: Using Online Participative Tools to Develop an Internet Database of Traditional Buildings

Gabriel Arboleda

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Virtual Interventions: The Impact of Interactive Soundscapes and Visual Stimulation on Physical Architectural Spaces

Nadia Mounajjed, Chengzhi Peng, and Stephen Walker

University of Sheffield, UK


B.1 HERITAGE SITES AND THEIR CONTESTED MEANINGS
Queens Park Room 5, Second Floor

Chair: Mrinalini Rajagopalan

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Hyper-Tradition and World Heritage: A Question of Cultural or Economic Sustainability?

Christine M. Landorf

University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia

 

Heritage of Disappearance? Shekkipmai and Collective Memories in Posthandover Hong Kong

Cecilia Chu

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Hyper Tradition versus Cultural Interpretation in Phuket Town

Yongtanit Pimonsanthean

Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Choosing Cultural Heritages: Memories of Two Groups of Tibetan Monasteries in Central China and Their Re-Construction

Liu Dan

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

 

The Use of Hindu, Buddhist, and Animist Symbolism in the Globalization of Chiang Mai City

Thosaporn Sodabunlu

King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand


C.1 IDENTITY POLITICS, TRADITIONS, AND EMERGING NATIONALISMS
Queens Park Room 6, Second Floor

Chair: Chee-Kien Lai

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

From Radical Innovation to Hyper-Tradition in Seventy Years: Synthesizing Past and Present in Italy’s Fascist-Era “New Towns”

Mia Fuller

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Por Ahora: The Nuances of Neo-Populism in Venezuela

Carmen Rojas

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Struggling with Chaos: The Residence of Dr. Zhang Yunpen, China

Kuang-Ting Huang

University of Washington, Seattle, USA

 

NGO Webmasters as Agents of a Kutchhi Pan-Nationhood

Azhar Tyabji

Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai, India


12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

LUNCH
Lunch will be provided for all Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel guests in the Rainbow Room on the 5th Floor.


1:15 PM – 2:55 PM —PAPER SESSIONS


A.2 NEW MODERNITIES AND THE URBAN IMAGINARY
Queens Park Room 4, Second Floor

Chair: Greig Crysler

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Hyper-Traditions and Third World Modernism: The Case of Hanoi

Duanfang Lu

University of Sydney, Australia

 

The Urban Imaginary in Modern Egypt and Hyper-Subjectivity

Mona El-Sherif

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Altered Traditions and Borrowed Modernities: Experiencing the Edge of the Hyper-real in Kenya

Tadd Andersen

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

The Cultural Industries Cluster and the Re-making of Urban Place in the London City Fringe

Nolapot Pumhiran

University of London, UK


B.2 PRAXIS, PRESERVATION, AND POWER
Queens Park Room 5, Second Floor

Chair: Gunawan Tjahjono

University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia

 

Recolonizing Asia: Transnational Politics and the Praxis of Preservation

Montira Horayangura Unakul

UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand

 

The Surfaces of Memory in Berlin: Rebuilding the Hohenzollern City Palace

Didem Ekici

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

 

“Displaying the Orient” in the “Orient”: The Wholesale Textile Mall and the Politics of Space in Jakarta

Herlily

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Old Buildings, New Landscape: Redeveloping Historic Neighbourhoods – A Case Study of Xin Tian Di, Shanghai, China

Fengqi Qian

Deakin University, Burwood, Australia


C.2 HYPER-TRADITION, MIGRATION, AND PLACE-MAKING
Queens Park Room 6, Second Floor

Chair: Vimalin Rujivacharakul

University of Delaware, Newark, USA

 

Chinese-Built Western Towers: The Hyper-Tradition of the Overseas Chinese’s Fortified Towers in the Cantonese Counties of Kaiping and Taishan

Ho Yin Lee and Lynne DiStefano

University of Hong Kong, China

 

Connection to Place, Migration and the Transformation of Tradition in the Wellesley Islands

Paul Memmott, Ian Lilley and Cameo Dalley

University of Queensland, Australia

 

The Complex Relationship Between Identity, Heritage and Migration of the ‘Using’ – A Traditional Community at the Eastern End of Java

Endang Darjosanjoto

Sepuluh-Nopember Institute of Technology, Surabaya, Indonesia

 

The Place of Asmaalti: A Narrative of Migration, Identity and Heritage in Cyprus

Hifsiye Pulhan and Ibrahim Numan

Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus


2:55 PM – 3:10 PM

COFFEE BREAK


3:10 PM – 4:50 PM —PAPER SESSIONS


A.3 HYPER-TRADITIONS AND THE AMERICAN “EVERYDAY”
Queens Park Room 4, Second Floor

Chair: William Bechhoefer

University of Maryland, College Park, USA

 

Hyper-traditions in The Historic American Town: The Fundamentalisms of Historic Preservation

Thomas Merrigan

Chiang Mai University, Thailand

 

The Village Ideal: The Dialectic of the Real and the Imaginary in Modern Planning

Susanne Cowan

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Making the Familiar Strange: Mythologies of the Everyday Environment in Springfield, U.S.A.

B.D. Wortham

University of Maryland, USA

 

Spatial Construction of a Sense of Identity

Arief B. Setiawan

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA


B.3 TRADITIONS OF LABOR AND MIGRATION
Queens Park Room 5, Second Floor

Chair: Howard Davis

University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

 

“Vocational Migrants” and a “Tradition of Longing”

Trevor Marchand

University of London, UK

 

The Empty House: Architecture and Identity in Michoacán, Mexico

Catherine Ettinger and Salvador Garcia

Universidad Michoacana, Morelia, Mexico

 

Baan Farang: Living the Dream in Isan, Northeast Thailand

William Wormsley

North Carolina State, Raleigh, USA

 

A Living Exhibition: Labor, Desire, and the Marketing of American Indian Arts and Crafts in Santa Fe

Matthew J. Martinez

Ohkay Owingeh, USA


C.3 DETERRITORIALIZATION AND THE PRODUCTION OF SPACE
Queens Park Room 6, Second Floor

Chair: Duanfang Lu

University of Sydney, Australia

 

Han Rambutan Orchard, Singapore: A Site for Overseas Chinese Place-making

Chee-Kien Lai

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

2020: The City Deterritorialized

Diane Wildsmith and James N. Rosenau

University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia and George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

 

Diversity and Joint Organization of Gypsy Populations in Turkey

Emine Incirlioglu

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

 

Lost: Cultural Heritage and Globalization in Modern China

Luo Pan

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China


4:50 PM – 6:30 PM–PAPER SESSIONS


A.4 DISPLAYING TRADITION: THE SPACE OF THE MUSEUM
Queens Park Room 4, Second Floor

Chair: Yasser Elshestawy

United Arab Emirates University, El-Ain, UAE

 

Comparative Alterities: Native Encounters, and the National Museum

C. Greig Crysler

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Re-assessing the Story of Mark Twain’s Hometown

Regina Faden

Mark Twain Museum, Hannibal, USA

 

Recognizing Change in the Replication of the Barnes Foundation

Tricia Stuth

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

 

Under (the Looking) Glass: Perspectives on the Preservation and Display of Cultural History

Anne Toxey

University of California, Berkeley, USA


B.4 MOBILIZING THE SPECTACLE OF TRADITION
Queens Park Room 5, Second Floor

Chair: Mark Gillem

University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

 

Circus City : Debunking Culture-led Regeneration in Montreal

Anne-Marie Broudehoux

University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada

 

Religion Moves to the Mall: Plaza Mexico and the Mobilization of Hispanic Religiosity in California

Clara Irazabal and Macarena Gomez-Barris

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

 

Migration, Power and the Line: Ceremonies of Collective Transgression in the Spatial Archteypes of Elias Canetti

Michael Chapman and Michael Ostwald

University of Newcastle, Cooks Hill, Australia

 

Creating New Worlds with Hyper-Traditional Living Spheres in Japanese Migrations

Izumi Kuroishi

Aoyama Gakuin Women’s Junior College, Tokyo, Japan


C.4 THE PRODUCTION OF ETHNICIZED SPACES
Queens Park Room 6, Second Floor

Chair: Emily Gottreich

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Little Indonesia in the Dutch Polder: Migration, Old Age and Tradition in the Netherlands

Marcel Vellinga

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

 

Investigating the Cultural Core: Spatializing the Process of Acculturation for Hmong and Lowland Laotian Immigrants in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Lynne Dearborn

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

 

Little India: Spaces of Ethnicity, Exchange and Boundedness

Limin Hee

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

The Forming of Chinese Identity – A Case of Chicago’s Chinatown

Chuo Shannon Li

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA


7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
OPENING RECEPTION
Queens Park Grand Hall, Second Floor


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2006

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM— PAPER SESSIONS


A.5 URBAN REAL ESTATE AND THE COMMODIFICATION OF TRADITION
Queens Park Room 4, Second Floor

Chair: John Stallmeyer

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Reality/Television: Hype, Tradition and Everyday Life in Rural Thailand

David O’Brien and Kim Dovey

University of Melbourne, Australia

 

A Noble Life: Commodification of Traditions in Modern Hong Kong

Lynne DiStefano and Debbie Wong Tak Yee

University of Hong Kong, China

 

Tradition of Celebration: Redefining Selves and Reclaiming Identity of Chinese Indonesians in the Post-New Order Era

Gunawan Tjahjono

University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia

 

Comparative Assessment of Traditional Architecture and Invented Tradition: The Greek Island of Folegandros and its Promotion via the Internet

Eleni K. Aga

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

 

The City as the Mirror Image of the Development Company: Kelapa Gading

Evawani Ellisa

University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia


B.5 TRADITION AND THE HYPER-MODERN
Queens Park Room 5, Second Floor

Chair: Anna Rubbo

University of Sydney, Australia

 

Hypertraditions and Hyperreality: The Old and New in Japan

Nelson Graburn

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

A New Type of Medical Tourism Emerges: Real Physical Change, Neither Hyper-Virtual Nor Traditional-Colonializing

Robert Mugerauer

University of Washington, Seattle, USA

 

Transitory Sites: Mapping Dubai’s ’Forgotten’ Urban Public Spaces

Yasser Elsheshtawy

United Arab Emirates University, El-Ain, UAE

 

Exploring Hyper-Traditions through Urban Morphology in Mumbai

Debabardhan Upadhyaya

University of Sheffield, UK

 

The Cultural Double Helix of Hyper-Modernization and Hyper-Tradition

Sidh Sintusingha

University of Melbourne, Australia


C.5 RE-IMAGINING ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE AND CULTURAL IDENTITY
Queens Park Room 6, Second Floor

Chair: Montira Horayangura Unakul

UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Painting the Mouth: Identity, Heritage & Migration

Paul Oliver

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

 

Hyper-Identity and Kuwaiti Architecture

Yasser Mahgoub

Kuwait University, Kuwait

 

Yemen’s Cisterns at High Altitudes

Morna Livingston

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, USA

 

Merging Old and New: Saifi Village, Beirut City Center

Sofia Shwayri

New York University, New York, USA

 

Staged Authenticity: Dakshinachitra Museum of Arts and Crafts, South India

Sushmita Prabhakar

University of Cincinnati, USA


10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

COFFEE BREAK


10:50 AM – 12:50 PM

PLENARY SESSION: HYPER-TRADITIONS/SIMULATED REALITIES

Chair: Nezar AlSayyad

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

CinemaRealities

Dietrich Neumann

Brown University, Providence, U.S.A.

 

Glocalizing Jerusalem: Hyper-Traditions at the Foot of Temple Mount

Alona Nitzan-Shiftan

Technion, Haifa, Israel

 
Discussant:
Mia Fuller
University of California, Berkeley, USA


1:30 PM – 7:30 PM

BANGKOK CITY TOUR

Buses will depart from the lobby of the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel at 1:30. Please gather in the lobby in advance of the departure time.


8:30 AM – 10:10 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.6 MEDIATING RELIGION
Queens Park Room 4, Second Floor

Chair: Mia Fuller

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Hyper-Hinduism: The Internet and the Re-Making of ‘India’

M. Reza Pirbhai

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

 

Xena Meets Krishna: Putting Gods on Television

Gail H. Sutherland

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

 

Vodun Art and The Hyper-Visualization of Africa

Peter Sutherland

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

 

Fatwas on the Mainframe

Reem A. Meshal

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA


B.6 HYPER-TRADITIONS AND POSTCOLONIAL LEGACIES
Queens Park Room 5, Second Floor

Chair: Anne-Marie Broudehoux

University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada

 

Hong Kong: Postmodern Habitus of Parenthetical Identity

Surajit Chakravarty

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

 

Hyped or Hyper?: The Productive F(r)ictions of Tropical Architecture in Postcolonial Singapore and Malaysia

Jiat Hwee Chang

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

The Impact of Hyper-Tourism on Colonial Built Heritage and its Traditional Environment

Robert Ian Chaplin

Macau Polytechnic Institute, Macau

 

Partition and its Aftermath: The Search for Delhi’s Hindu Past

Mrinalini Rajagopalan

University of California, Berkeley, USA


C.6 CREATING AND CONTESTING EXCLUSIONARY ARCHITECTURES
Queens Park Room 6, Second Floor

Chair: Robert Mugerauer

University of Washington, Seattle, USA

 

There’s No Reality Like Hyper-Reality

Lineu Castello

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

 

The Configuration of a Cross-Cultural Theory of ‘Architecture’ – Exploring the Treatise

Paul Memmott and James Davidson

University of Queensland, Australia

 

Gendering the Space of Differences

Wijitbusaba Marome

Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Housing Enclaves: Between Reality and Imagination

Eka Permanasari

University of Melbourne, Australia


10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

COFFEE BREAK


10:30 AM – 12:10 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.7 FILM, CULTURE, AND THE PRODUCTION OF TRADITION

Queens Park Room 4, Second Floor

Chair: Dietrich Neumann

Brown University, Providence, U.S.A.

 

Between Sadhus, Cyber-Gurus and Bollywood Stars: Exotica and Postcolonial Power Gaps in Contemporary Western Representations of India

Paolo Favero

Stokholm University, Sweden

 

Imaging the (Un)real: Space in Bollywood Films

Vandini Mehta

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Re-imagining Mythic Constructions: Banaras through Satyajit Ray’s Aparajito

Rohit Raj Mehndiratta

Brooklyn, USA

 

Blissfully Yours: Reading the “Real” Tradition of Illegal Immigrants

Soranart Sinuraibhan

Khon Kaen University, Thailand


B.7 TOURISM AND AUTHENTICITY
Queens Park Room 5, Second Floor

Chair: Nelson Graburn

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Tourism, Authenticity, and Hyper-Traditions: the Case of Kafr Al-Gouna, Egypt

Khaled Nezar Adham

United Arab Emirates University, El-Ain, UAE

 

Mount Athos: Notes on the Authenticity of “Fake”

Mohamed Elshahed

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

 

Learning from Las Vegas! The Recent Development of Macao’s Mega-Casino/Resorts

Chung Man Carmen Tsui

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Local Culture in the Global Village: Authenticity in a Tai Tourist Town

Sirima Na Songkhla

University of Melbourne, Australia


C.7 FIXING IDENTITIES IN SPACE AND PLACE
Queens Park Room 6, Second Floor

Chair: Clara Irazábal

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

 

The Invention of a Neo-Uyghur Style: A Contemporary Place-Bound Architecture

Jean-Paul Loubes

Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Bordeaux, Talence, France

 

Sites of “Chineseness”: Re-constructing the Imagery of the Chinese Garden in Contemporary Chinese Art and Architecture

Chan Yuen Lai

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

 

Spatial Forms of Cultural Heritage

Nadia Charalambous

Metsovio Polytechnic, Athens, Greece

 

Space as “Public Relations”? Urban Morphology and Ethnic Identity in Macao

Paula Engrácia Martins

University College London, UK


12:10 PM – 1:30 PM—LUNCH and IASTE ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
The IASTE Advisory Board Meeting will take place in the Saithip Room on the 3rd Floor. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

Lunch will be available for all Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel guests in the Rainbow Room on the 5th Floor.


1:30 PM – 1:40 PM

PRESENTATION OF THE JEFFREY COOK AWARD
Queens Park Grand Hall, Second Floor


1:40 PM – 3:40 PM

PLENARY SESSION: “REAL” PLACES: DEATH OR BARE LIFE
Queens Park Grand Hall, Second Floor

Chair: Nezar AlSayyad

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

A Ghost in the Machine: Death, Memory, and Modernism in the Mexican City

Gareth Jones

London School of Economics, UK

 

Professionalism as Universalism, Neutrality as Identity: Ethics and Solidarities Among ICRC Workers

Liisa Malkki

Stanford University, USA

 
Discussant:
John Lie
University of California, Berkeley, USA


3:40 PM – 4:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM —PAPER SESSIONS


A.8 HYPER-TOURISM AND CULTURAL CHANGE
Queens Park Room 4, Second Floor

Chair: Michael Robinson

Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK

 

Reinterpreting Tradition: The Canals as Visitor Attractions

Julia Fallon

Welsh School of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Management, Cardiff, UK

 

More than Paradise: Dilemmas of Authenticity in a World Music Festival

Stephen McElhinney

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

 

Representing the Legacies of Confucius: Modern Meanings of an Ancient Heritage Site in China

Hongliang Yan

Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

 

Chinese Tourists in Thailand: The Invention of a Tourist Experience

John Walsh and Pawana Techavimol

Shinawatra International University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Travel, Self, and Other: Exploring Travel as Ritual, Ego Loss and Reconstruction

Emily Kearns

Emerson College, Boston, USA


B.8 ARCHITECTURAL MANIFESTATIONS OF GLOBAL CHANGES
Queens Park Room 5, Second Floor

Chair: Nadia Alhasani

American University of Sharjah, UAE

 

Houses of Guangzhou: Shifting Identities Amid Morphological Warfare

Howard Davis and Matthew Brown

University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

 

Spirituality and High Technology Combined: The Swaminarayan Akshardham Complex at Gandhinagar, India

Renu Desai

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

From Destructive Creativity to Amazing Reality: Hyper-Traditions in Thai Heritage Conservation and Development

Karin Klinkajorn

King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Disjointed Jakarta: Hyper-Traditional Planning Attitudes vs. Rhizomatic Growth in a Post-Colonial City

Dewi Susanti

Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Kampong Tua Tunu: Hyper-Tradition and Power-Space-Place Making

Undi Gunawan

Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia


C.8 GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIONS AND LOCAL TRADITIONS

Queens Park Room 6, Second Floor

Chair: L. Keith Loftin III

University of Colorado, Denver, USA

 

Globalization and Hybridization in a Post-Nomadic Native Community: The Case of Vashra’ii K’oo, Alaska

Steven C. Dinero

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, USA

 

Muscat—Rethinking its Heritage

Mohamed El Amrousi

United Arab Emirates University, Dubai, UAE

 

Ascending Dragons of the Mekong: Continuity and Change in the Built Environment in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

Joseph Aranha

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA

 

A Village in the Garrigue: Competing Visions for the Midi of Cézanne and the Artists

Elizabeth Riorden

University of Cincinnati, USA

 

The Frontier of a Theme Park: A Case Study of Community Development in Bowang

Liang-yi Yen

Feng Chia University, Taiwan, China


MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006
8:30 AM – 10:10 PM —PAPER SESSIONS


A.9 SELLING THE PRODUCTIONS OF TRADITION
Queens Park Room 4, Second Floor

Chair: Marcel Vellinga

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

 

For Export Only: Ayahuasca Tourism and Hyper-Traditionalism

Daniela M. Peluso and Miguel Nomikós Alexiades

University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

 

Made in China: A Cypriot Village in Transition

Rosemary Latter

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

 

Architectural Tradition as a Product of Tourism: Reproducing Aborginal Built Environments in the 21st Century

Tim O’Rourke

University of Queensland, Australia

 

The Loss of Vernacular References: Private Housing Development in Kota Wisata, Indonesia

Triatno Yudo Harjoko and Peter Yogan Gandakusuma

University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia


B.9 HYPER-SPACES OF DETENTION, EXCEPTION, AND TRANSGRESSION
Queens Park Room 5, Second Floor

Chair: Dell Upton

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA

 

Beyond the Spectacle: Al-Saha Heritage Village, Beirut

Mona Khechen

Boston, USA

 

The State and its Others: Challenging the Double Perception of A-Locality

Oryan Shachar, Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, and Rachel Seba

Technion, Haifa, Israel

 

Between Nation and the World: Transforming Space and Identity through the Refugee Experience

Romola Sanyal

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

The Seduction of Destruction

Aarati Kanekar

University of Cincinnatti, USA


C.9 THE HYPER-TRADITIONS OF DOMESTIC SPACE

Queens Park Room 6, Second Floor

Chair: Steven Dinero

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, USA

 

Authority in Maya Domiciliary Transformation: A History of Hyper-traditions

James Davidson

University of Queensland, Australia

 

Hyper Architecture and Lost Traditions? Dwelling Transformations on Pongso-no-Ta’u

Jeffrey Hou

University of Washington, Seattle, USA

 

Houses Where Ghosts Dwell: Ghostly Matters in Contemporary Thai Homes

Nuttinee Karnchanaporn

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Coexistence of Parallel Universes: A Survival Tradition in Dwellings of Northeastern Thailand

Nopadon Thungsakul

Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand


10:10 AM – 10:30 PM

COFFEE BREAK


10:30 AM – 12:30 PM —PAPER SESSIONS


A.10 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TRADITIONAL ECONOMIES, AND GLOBAL CHANGES
Queens Park Room 4, Second Floor

Chair: Timothy Duane

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Hybrid Urbanism in Bahrain: From Pearl Hunting to Pearl Making – The Story of Iconic Development

Ali Abd Alraouf and Hesham Khairy Abdelfattah

University of Bahrain, Bahrain, and Cairo University, Egypt

 

From Moonshine to Sunshine: Landscapes of Local Industry in Rural Ireland

Gareth Doherty

Harvard University, Cambridge,USA

 

New Silicon Valleys: Informatization, Globalization and Tradition in Bangalore, India

John Stallmeyer

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

The Migration of Industries from the Central Core of the City of Santiago, Chile

Marcela Pizzi

University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

 

Stealth Gentrification: Camouflage & Commerce on the Lower East Side

Lara Belkind

Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.


B.10 TRADITION IN ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE
Queens Park Room 5, Second Floor

Chair: Mui Ho

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

The Transformation of Towers

Jacqueline Victor and L. Keith Loftin III

University of Colorado, Denver, USA

 

The Regeneration of ‘Ban Suan Rim Khlong’: Steps Towards Sustainability for Thai Communities

Cuttaleeya Noparatnaraporn

Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

The Earth = The Site: From the Enriching Diversity of Built Forms to the Essential Understanding of Their Kinship

Andre Casault

Universite Laval, Quebec City, Canada

 

Hyper-Tourism in the Mediterranean Riviera of Turkey

Ebru Aras Miroglu

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 

The Role of Hyper-Tradition in the Contemporary Architecture of Malaysia: A Discussion of Identity, Cultural Heritage and Immigration

Parisa Shahmohamadi and Nahid Nikkah

Tehran, Iran


C.10 MODERN SITES OF CONSUMPTION
Queens Park Room 6, Second Floor
Chair: Annie Tennant
Sydney, Australia

 

The New Main Street: Hyperconsumption and the Lifestyle Center

Mark Gillem

University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

 

The Production of Consumption Spaces and the Uses of Tradition in Branding the Thai Nation

Rachadaporn Kanitpun

Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

New Delhi’s Shopping Malls: Spaces of Multiple-Consumptions

Varun Kapur

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

State Constructs of ‘Culture’ and Tourist Imagery for the Malay–Indonesian Districts of Singapore: Ethnic Stereotypes in the Reinvention of Traditional Environments

Imran Bin Tajudeen

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

InMerica: Traditions in Hyphen-nated Hyper America

Sabir Khan

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
LUNCH
Lunch will be provided to all Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel guests in the Rainbow Room on the 5th Floor.


1:30 PM – 3:10 PM —PAPER SESSIONS


A.11 MEDIATED SPACES AND THE NATIONAL IMAGINARY
Queens Park Room 4, Second Floor

Chair: Marcela Pizzi

University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

 

Created Traditions: The Case of the Estrada Real (King’s Road), A Cultural Route in Brazil

Leonardo Castriota and Alex Ribeiro Gomes

Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil

 

Critiques on “Wat Nai Hang”: Re-thinking the Strategy of the Ministry of Culture

Sant Suwatcharapinun

Chiang Mai University, Thailand

 

The View from the Minaret: Appropriating Mosques for a Hindu Banaras

Madhuri Desai

University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Nationalist Chronotopes: Freedom Park and the Struggle for ‘National Identity’

Mpho Matsipa

University of California, Berkeley, USA


B.11 THE IMAGINARY VERNACULAR AND THE NEW TRADITIONAL
Queens Park Room 5, Second Floor
Chair: Hesham Khairy Abdelfattah
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Mediterranean Architecture Styles in Indonesia: Architecture Style Migration Versus the Adaptability of the Chinese Ethnic in Indonesia

Freddy H. Istanto

Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia

 

The Conveyor-Belt Vernacular: Hyper-Tradition in the Grameen Bank Housing Program in Bangladesh

Adnan Morshed

Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA

 

Changes in Thai Vernacular Housing: Emphasizing, Eliminating and Enclosing an Aquatic Environment

Wandee Pinijvarasin

Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Hyper Cypriot Architecture: The Transformation of Local and Global Values

Ozlem Olgac Turker and Hifsiye Pulhan

Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus


C.11 THE CHANGING MEANINGS OF TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
Queens Park Room 6, Second Floor
Chair: Joseph Aranha
Texas Tech, Lubbock, USA

 

New Traditions and Old Realities – Old Traditions and New Realities: The Emergence of Post-Maoist Park Design in China

Mary G. Padua

University of Hong Kong, China

 

Revealing Heritage and Desire through Istanbul’s Avenues and Alleyways

Alison Snyder

University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

 

Place and Hyper-place in Chiang Mai: Meanings of Sacred Architecture in the Secular Age

Pranom Tansukanun

Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

 

Hyper Traditions/Hip Villages: Urbanite Villagers of Western Anatolia

Sebnem Yucel Young

Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey


3:10 PM – 3:30 PM
COFFEE BREAK


3:30 PM – 5:30 PM — FINAL PLENARY PANEL:
HYPER-TRADITIONS

Queen’s Park Grand Hall, 2nd Floor

 
Moderators:
Nezar AlSayyad, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
Vimolsiddhi Horayangkura, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Discussant:
Hasan-Uddin Khan, Roger Williams University, Lexington, U.S.A.

 

Panelists:
Gareth Jones, London School of Economics, London, U.K
Liisa Malkki, Stanford University, Stanford, U.S.A.
Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Dietrich Neumann, Brown University, Providence, U.S.A.
Michael Sorkin, City College of New York, New York, U.S.A.


5:30 PM – 11:10 PM
CLOSING RECEPTION/EVENING EXCURSION
Buses will depart from the hotel at 5:45 PM. Please gather in the lobby in advance of the departure time.


Organizing Committee

Nezar AlSayyad, Conference Director, University of California, Berkeley
Vimolsiddhi Horayangkura, Conference Local Director, Thammasat University
Stacey Murphy, Conference Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley
Thavanan Tanesdechsunthorn, Local Conference Coordinator, Thammasat University
Pimpan Vessakosol, Local Conference Advisor, Thammasat University
Montira Horayangura Unakul, Local Conference Advisor, UNESCO
Mark Gillem, Conference Advisor, University of Oregon
Wannaluk Pasomkusolsil, Local Conference Administrator
 
Sessions Advisory Committee

Hesham Khairy Abdelfattah, Nadia Alhasani, Joseph Aranha, William Bechhoefer, Anne-Marie Broudehoux, Greig Crysler, Yasser Elsheshtawy, Mark Gillem, Mui Ho, Montira Horayangura Unakul, Clara Irazábal, Gareth Jones, Hasan-Uddin Khan, Anthony King, Chee-Kien Lai, L. Keith Loftin, Duanfang Lu, Robert Mugerauer, Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Marcela Pizzi, Mike Robinson, Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Gunawan Tjahjono, Dell Upton
 
Local Advisory Committee

Vimolsiddhi Horayangkura, Richard Engelhardt, Arak Sunghitakul, Khemchat Thepchai,Pisit Charoenwongsa, Suprabha Mooleeratanond, Trungjai Buranasomphob, Yongtanit Pimonsathean, Jarunee Pimonsathean, Warinporn Yangyuenwong, Thavanan Tanesdechdunthorn, Jaturong Pokharatsiri, Maadi Tungpanich, Rachadaporn Kanipun, Wannaluk Pasomkusolsil
 
Conference Sponsors

Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

IASTE 2006 Conference Description

Hyper-Traditions

Tenth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments


This conference will explore the complex ways in which the idea of tradition has been destabilized by globalization, particularly as manifested in “hyper-traditions.”  We use the term “hyper” to refer to social and cultural realms, created and maintained through contemporary technologies of communication, transportation, and information transfer, that have radically transformed notions of time and space, forever changing the meanings of distance and immediacy.  As one form of current time-space altering media, the hyper-real entails simulation: in this realm, the simulation is a map that precedes the territory to which it refers, a map that effectively creates the territory and becomes the reality itself.  In this way, perhaps as a response to the perceived “end of tradition” or “loss of heritage” (seen by some as inevitable by-products of globalization), hyper-traditions emerge in part as references to histories that did not happen, or practices de-linked from the cultures and locations from which they are assumed to have originated.  This IASTE conference focuses on how these practices transform our understanding of tradition; how they shape the experiences and processes of tourism, migration, urbanization, and cultural change; and what liberatory prospects they may offer.  Scholars and practitioners from architecture, architectural history, art history, anthropology, archaeology, folklore, geography, history, planning, sociology, urban studies, and related areas will present papers related to the following three themes:  From Simulated Space to “Real” Traditions and Vice Versa, Hyper-Traditions in “Real” Places; and Identity, Heritage, and Migration.

Conference Site and Accommodations
The conference will be held at the
Imperial Queens Park Hotel in Bangkok.  In order to obtain special conference room rates at the hotel, reservations, accompanied by full payment, will have to be made by October 1, 2006.  Hotel and travel arrangements should be made directly with the hotel through this link:  www.imperialhotels.com/group/iaste or with the contact information below.

Imperial Queens Park Hotel
Contact Person: Kanya Viravan
199 Sukhumvit Soi 22
Bangkok 10110
THAILAND
Telephone:  +66(0)2261-9000
Fax: +66(0)2261-9530-34
Email:
queenspark@imperialhotels.com

Keynote Speakers
Gareth Jones,
London School of Economics, UK
“A Ghost in the Machine: Death, Memory and Modernism in the Mexican City”

Liisa Malkki,
Stanford University, USA
“Professionalism as Universalism: Ethics and Solidarities among ICRC Workers”
Dietrich Neumann,
Brown University, USA
“Cinema-Realities”
Alona Nitzan-Shiftan,
Technion, Israel
“Jerusalem’s Hyper Traditions at the Foot of Temple Mount”
Michael Sorkin, City College of New York, USA
“The Urban Tradition”

Discussants
Mia Fuller,
University of California at Berkeley, USA
John Lie,
University of California at Berkeley, USA
Hasan-Uddin Khan, Roger Williams University, USA

Organizing Committee
Nezar AlSayyad,
Conference Director, University of California, Berkeley
Vimolsiddhi Horayangkura,
Conference Local Director, Thammasat University
Stacey Murphy,
Conference Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley

Thavanan Tanesdechsunthorn, Local Conference Coordinator, Thammasat University
Pimpan Vessakosol, Local Conference Advisor, Thammasat University
Montira
Horayangura, Local Conference Advisor, UNESCO
Mark Gillem,
Conference Advisor, University of Oregon

Wannaluk Pasomkusolsil
, Local Conference Administrator

Local Advisory Committee
Vimolsiddhi Horayangkura, Richard Engelhardt, Arak Sunghitakul, Khemchat Thepchai,Pisit Charoenwongsa, Suprabha Mooleeratanond, Trungjai Buranasomphob, Yongtanit Pimonsathean, Jarunee Pimonsathean, Warinporn Yangyuenwong, Thavanan Tanesdechdunthorn, Jaturong Pokharatsiri, Maadi Tungpanich, Rachadaporn Kanipun, Wannaluk Pasomkusolsil

Sessions Advisory Committee
Hesham Abdelfattah, Nadia Alhasani, Joseph Aranha, William Bechhoeffer, Anne-Marie Broudehoux, Greig Crysler, Yasser Elsheshtawy, Mark Gillem, Mui Ho, Montira Horayangura, Clara Irazábal, Gareth Jones, Hasan-Uddin Khan, Anthony King, Chee-Kien Lai, L. Keith Loftin, Duanfang Lu, Robert Mugerauer, Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Marcela Pizzi, Mike Robinson, Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Gunawan Tjahjono, Dell Upton

Conference Sponsors

Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley

Jeffrey Cook Award
Every year, the Jeffrey Cook award is given to two presenters at the IASTE conference:  the author of the best paper by a scholar and the author of the best paper written by a student.   The winners will each receive an award of $1,500 award and, after appropriate review and possible revision, their papers will be published in the Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review.  The paper should be concerned with the subject of traditional dwellings and settlements in a manner that challenges traditional scholarship on the subject and engages spatial analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective.  We strongly encourage all interested participants to indicate that that would like the Award Committee to evaluate their papers. 

Additional Excursion and Travel Agent
A three-day, two-night trip to Angkor Wat will be available following the conference to participants for an additional fee of approximately $560 per person including travel and accommodations.  For more detailed information, and to make all arrangements related to the additional excursion, contact:

Information Sheet about the Post-Conference Tour

Sawasdee Holidays Ltd.
Contact Person: Parn Kaewma
8/1 Soi Boonchusri
Dindaeng Road
Samsen Nai, Payathai
Bangkok 10400
THAILAND
Telephone: +66(2) 644-9700
Fax: +66(2) 640-4466
Email: operation@sawasdeeholidays.com
Website:
Sawasdee Holidays (English)

2006 Conference Schedule
February 17, 2006:
 Deadline for receipt of abstracts and CVs
May 1, 2006:  E-mail notification of accepted abstracts for conference presentation
July 14, 2006:
  Deadline for pre-registration and receipt of papers for possible publication in the Working Paper Series 
October 2, 2006:
  Notification for accepted papers for the Working Paper Series 

December 15-18, 2006
Conference presentations 

IASTE 1988 Conference Description

TRADITIONAL DWELLINGS AND SETTLEMENTS IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, are sponsoring an International Symposium to be held at the University of California, Berkeley on Traditional Dwellings and Settlements in a Comparative Perspective. The study of traditional dwelling environments has been of interest to scholars from many disciplines. Although valuable work has been done by many, lack of communication between researchers working on similar subjects is apparent. Bringing together specialists from different disciplines, cultures and regions to discuss the form of traditional dwelling environments in a cross-cultural perspective is the prime purpose of this Symposium. Scholars in the field of architecture, art history, anthropology, cultural geography, folklore, urban design, and other related fields are invited to submit papers that may contribute to the general theme of the symposium. The symposium is structured around three major topics: 1. Traditional Dwelling Units: variations in form, function, and symbolism 2. The form of Traditional Settlements: analysis of physical layout and spatial structure 3. Interpreting and Representing Traditional Dwelling Environments: modes of visual and literary documentation, disciplinary questions, and research methods.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Henry Glassie, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Spiro Kostof, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Oliver, Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford
Amos Rapoport, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Yi- Fu Tuan, University of Wisconsin, Madison

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Jean-Paul Bourdier, Conference Co-Director, University of California, Berkeley
Nezar AlSayyad, Conference Co-Director, University of California, Berkeley
Gulsum Nalbantoglu, Project Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Interested scholars who wish to register for the symposium should send a request with name, affiliation, and mailing address. Payment should be in form of check, money order or international bank draft and should be made to Regents of University of California, Berkeley no later than December 31, 1987. The Conference will be held at Boalt Hall.

Regular: $80 ($100 after Dec. 31, 1987) Includes opening reception, symposium material and abstracts and all plenary and theme sessions
Student: $40 ($50 after Dec. 31, 1987) Includes all material and opening reception pass. An official student verification is required.
Auditor: $30 ($40 after Dec. 31, 1987) Does not include symposium abstracts and preliminaries or attendance to opening reception.

All inquiries should be addressed to:

The International Symposium Secretariat,
Center for Environmental Design Research,
University of California,
Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel:(415) 642-3709
Voicemail: (415) 642-2896

TDSR 23.2 Spring 2012

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