IASTE 2012 Conference Program

IASTE 2012: The Myth of Tradition

Portland, Oregon—October 4-7, 2012

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012

9:30 AM-11:35 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.1 MODERNISM UNBOUND: MYTHS, PRACTICES, AND POLICIES

DESIGN 1

Chair: Yasser Elsheshtawy

U.A.E. University, U.A.E.

 

The Social Fix: The Myth of Physical Determinism and the Rise of Social Factors

Susanne Cowan

Syracuse University, U.S.A.

 
Housing Options after Pruitt-Igoe: Dispersal Policy and Scattered-Site Projects

Ipek Tureli

McGill University, Canada

 
Mid-Century Modernism: UN Community Development Policy, CIAM, and Geddes in India

Ellen Shoshkes

Portland State University, U.S.A.

 
A ‘Democratic Modernism’: Naturalizing and Neutralizing Architectural Traditions in Cape Town

Sharone Tomer

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

 
Capital in a Void: Modernist Myths of Brasilia

Pedro Palazzo and Luciana Saboia

University of Brasilia, Brazil


B.1 RELIGION, PLACE, AND MYTH-MAKING

DESIGN 2

Chair: Vandana Baweja

University of Florida, U.S.A.

 

Contentious Minarets: Inscribing Muslim-ness into Euro-American Space

Saima Akhtar

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

 

Muslim-British Architectural Exchanges in Britain: Dispelling Myths, Rewriting History, and Creating Shared Identity

Noha Nasser

University of Greenwich, U.K.

 

The Ayodhya Verdict: The Legal Space of Myth

Shraddha Navalli

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

 

Old Tradition — New Applications: Vaastu in the Contemporary Built Environment in India

Joseph Aranha

Texas Tech University, U.S.A.

 

The Myth of Karbala: Socio-Spatial Practices in Contemporary Tehran

Ayda Melika

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

 


C.1 MYTHS AND METHODS IN ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING

STUDIO

Chair: Heba Ahmed

Cairo University, Egypt

 

Insiders as Outsiders: The Myth of “Southern Culture” in Samuel Mockbee’s Rural Studio

Anna G. Goodman

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

 

Influence of Mayan Mythology on the Architecture of Eric Owen Moss

Maged Nabeel and Mohammed El-Essawy

Modern Academy for Engineering & Technology, Egypt

 

Myth and Method. The Lesson of Bay Region Style and William Wurster in California

Elisa Brusegan

University IUAV of Venice, Italy

 

Building from the Myth: A Look at the Shilpa Shastras from Anthropology and Architecture

Julian Garcia

Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

 

Creating Japanese Discursive Space: Politics and Mythology of Tradition and Modernity in Metabolist Proposals

Harpreet (Neena) Mand

University of Newcastle, Australia


11:35 AM-1:00 PM

BREAK

Lunch on your own


1:00 PM-2:40 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.2  SPACES AND TRADITIONS OF REMEMBRANCE

DESIGN 1

Chair: Imran Bin Tajudeen

National University of Singapore

 

Unsettled Meaning: Memorializing Lost Mobility through a Monument in Ordos, Inner Mongolia

Rick Miller

University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

 
Political Battles Disguised as Conflicting Myths

Anne Toxey

University of Texas, San Antonio, U.S.A.

 
A Multiple Life of Architecture: An Indonesian Case

Arief Setiawan

Southern Polytechnic State University, U.S.A.
 
Creating Political Places through Myth: The Hyeonchungsa Project in Korea in the 1960s

Jihong Kim and BongHee Jeon

Seoul National University, South Korea


B.2 SPACE, ETHNICITY, AND MYTH

DESIGN 2

Chair: Gabriel Arboleda

Amherst College and Hampshire College, Amherst, U.S.A.

 

The Myth of Tradition in New York’s Chinatown

Chuo Li

Mississippi State University, U.S.A.

 
The Myth of Chinatown: The Historical Transformations of Chinese Settlements in East Asian Open Ports

Sujin Eom

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

 
Planning the Immigrant City: Insurgent Publics and the Myth of Multicultural Placemaking in Metropolitan Miami

Hector Fernando Burga

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

 

The Mythical Fort: The Role of Myth in the Construction of Shia Urban Identity in Qatif, Saudi Arabia

Walaa Al Khulaitit

U.S.A.


C.2 THE INVOCATION OF MYTH IN POLICY AND PRACTICE

STUDIO

Chair: Paul Memmot

University of Queensland, Australia

 

Assessing the Production and Meaning of America’s Common/Vernacular Housing

Thomas Hubka

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

 
Self-Building for a New Europe: Workers’ Suburbs and the State in European Development, 1945-1975

Tiago Castela

University of Coimbra, Portugal

 
Green Mythos: The Language of Sustainability in the Practice of Urban Design

Tanu Sankalia

University of San Francisco, U.S.A.

 


2:40 PM-3:00 PM

COFFEE BREAK


3:00 PM-4:40 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.3 MYTHS, MONUMENTS, AND MUSEUMS

DESIGN 1

Chair: Stefan Al

Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

 

Museums in Arabia and the Myth of Cultural Enlightenment

Yasser Elsheshtawy

U.A.E. University, U.A.E.

 
Superscribing Histories: The Construction of Sun Yat-Sen Memorials in Hong Kong and Vancouver

Cecilia Chu

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

 

Countering National Myths with Tribal Museums

Anne Marshall

University of Idaho, U.S.A.


B.3 IMAGINING THE SPACE OF MYTH

DESIGN 2

Chair: Brook Muller

University of Oregon, U.S.A.

 

When the World Grew Old: Scientific Mythologies and the Nineteenth-Century Making of Delhi’s History

Mrinalini Rajagopalan

Pittsburgh University, U.S.A.
 

Foundation Myths: Modern Art and the Madness of Karl Junker

Mikesch Muecke and Nathaniel Walker

Iowa State University, and Brown University, U.S.A.

 

Karl Friedrich Schinkel: The New “Athens-on-the-Spree” and the Myth of Antique Greece

Jean-Francois Lejeune

University of Miami, U.S.A.

 

The Constructing and Changing of Cinematic Hong Kong through the Taiwanese Cult Followings’ Eyes

Ying-Fen Chen

National Taiwan University


C.3 MYTH IN INSTITUTIONAL POLICY

STUDIO

Chair: Laurence Loftin

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

 

From the Mythos to “Mere Myth” of Refuge: Strong Built Forms Are Superseded by Invisibility

Robert Mugerauer

University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

 

Coexisting Myths in Neoliberal Space Production: The Case of the Build Your Own Home Project in Israel

Dikla Yizhar and Rachel Kallus

Technion University, Israel

 

Farewell to the Bad Old Days: Architecture’s Curtain Call on the Myths of Mental Health Care

Rebecca Mclaughlan

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


4:40 PM-5:00 PM

COFFEE BREAK


5:00 PM-6:40 PM

PLENARY SESSION: MYTHS AND TRADITIONS OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

FASHION/CULTURE

Chair: Mark Gillem

University of Oregon, U.S.A.

 

Fractured Foundation: The Myth of the American Dream

John Archer

University of Minnesota

 

Myths of an Oasis Town: Ghadames, Libya, from Italian Colonialism to the Present

Mia Fuller

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


6:45 PM-8:15 PM

OPENING RECEPTION

The Nines Hotel

Prefunction Area


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012

8:45 AM-10:50 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.4 POLITICAL PLACEMAKING AND URBAN MYTHOLOGY

DESIGN 1

Chair: Dell Upton

University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

 

”Living the Next Lap” in ”the City of Tomorrow”: Teleological Myths in Singapore’s New Downtown

Imran Bin Tajudeen

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 
Preserving or Reinventing the City? Demythologizing Historic Preservation in Taipei

Jeffrey Hou

University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

 
Cosmic Urban Forms: Geometry, Rituals, and the Spirit of Place

Luna Khirfan

University of Waterloo, Canada

 

Security and Surveillance: Circulating Violence through Infrastructure

Nikolina Bobic

University of Sydney, Australia
 

Exploring the Roots of the Village as a Myth and an Ideal for Urban Renewal

Eeva Aarrevaara

Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland


B.4 URBAN FANTASIES AND THE MYTH OF THE CITY

DESIGN 2

Chair: Khaled Adham

U.A.E. University, U.A.E.

 

Early Las Vegas and the Myth of the Wild West: The Profitable Conflation of “Western” Libertarian Regulation and Image

Stefan Al

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

The Myth of Urban Resurrection: Amsterdam, Its Founder, and Its Iconic Plan

Nancy Stieber

University of Massachusetts, Boston, U.S.A.

 

Catalan Nation Building and Bottom-Up Placemaking: Redevelopment in the 22@ District

Philip Speranza

University of Oregon, U.S.A.

 
From Myth to Megacity: The Transformation of the Urban Landscape of Mexico City

Moises Gonzales

University of New Mexico, U.S.A.

 
China’s Recent Urbanism: Mythology and Spatial Reconstruction of Local Culture

Huijin Li

Shanghai Jiaotong University, China


C.4 INTERROGATING SUSTAINABILITY: BEYOND THE GREEN MYTH

STUDIO

Chair: Bob Mugerauer

University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

 

Ethnoengineering

Gabriel Arboleda

Amherst College and Hampshire College, Amherst, U.S.A.

 

Myths of Knowledge Creation in Sustainable Architecture

Brook Muller

University of Oregon, U.S.A.

 
Green Myths: A Virtual Odyssey of Ecocities

Diane Valerie Wildsmith

University of Indonesia, Indonesia


10:50 AM-11:05 AM

COFFEE BREAK


11:05 AM-11:25 AM

AWARDS CEREMONY

FASHION/CULTURE


11:30 AM-1:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION: THE MYTH OF TRADITION—CONTEMPORARY AND VERNACULAR IMAGINARIES

FASHION/CULTURE

Chair: Nezar AlSayyad

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

 

Fabled Cities of the East

Nasser Rabbat

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

 

Myths, Plazas and Public Ritual: Place and Cultural Continuity in the American Southwest

Chris Wilson

University of New Mexico, U.S.A.


1:00 PM-2:30 PM

BREAK

Lunch on your own


2:30 PM-5:30 PM
Tour of Portland’s Historic Downtown and Beyond


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012

8:45 AM-10:50 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.5 MEMORY, MYTHOLOGY, AND HISTORIOGRAPHY

DESIGN 1

Chair: Greig Crysler

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

 

Allusions to Antiquity in Colonial, Catholic, and Postcolonial Tunisia: A Semiotic Analysis in Three Parts

Daniel Coslett

University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

 

The Great Portuguese World Exhibition and the (Re)Construction of Ties with Brazil in a World at War

Marianna Al Assal

University of Sao Paolo, Brazil

 

The Unconquered Citadel: Post-Communist Myths and the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania

Andreea Mihalache

Princeton University, U.S.A.

 

The Contested Myth: Archaeological and Ethnographic Museums in Turkey

Ozge Sade-Mete

University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.


B.5 HOUSING, THE VERNACULAR, AND MYTH

DESIGN 2

Chair: Susanne Cowan

Syracuse University, U.S.A.

 

The Value of Myth and Tradition in Contemporary Welsh Dwellings

Heidi Day and Wayne Forster

Cardiff University, U.K.

 

Myths of the Handmade: Simone Kosremelli’s Contemporary Vernacular Houses

Sylvia Shorto

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

 

The Timeless and the Timefull

Laurence Loftin III

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

The Making of ‘Modern’ Addis: The Role of the ‘Addis’ Myth

Alazar Ejigu

KTH/Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

 

Is the Laweyan Still “the Laweyan”?

Triatno Yudo Harjoko and Putri Nurul Probowati

University of Indonesia, Indonesia


C.5 MYTH, POWER, AND PLACE

GEORGIAN ROOM

Chair: Luna Khirfan

University of Waterloo, Canada

 

Reclaiming the Prodigal Son: Reconstituting the Republican Revolution in Singapore and Malaysia

Chee-Kien Lai

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Enterprising Masquerades: Plural Identities and Mythic Spaces in Southeastern Nigeria

Joseph Godlewski

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

 
Tradition, Knowledge, Myth: The Politics of Resettlement in China

Duanfang Lu

University of Sydney, Australia

 

Revolution Interrupted: Land, the Military, and the Myth of Nationalism In Post-Mubarak Egypt

Riem El-Zoghbi

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

 

Modern Myths of the New Age in the Digital Sublime

Beril Ozmen Mayer

Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus


10:50 AM-11:05 AM

COFFEE BREAK


11:05 AM-12:45 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.6 VERNACULARIZING MYTH

DESIGN 1

Chair: Kingston Heath

University of Oregon, U.S.A.

 

Reinterpreting Traditions: Vernacular Architecture In Latin American Cities

Diana Maldonado and Fernando Lara

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and University of Texas, Austin, U.S.A.

 

Architectural Creation Myths

Kevin Nute

University of Oregon, U.S.A.

 

The Construction of Myth in Tibetan Architecture and the Modern City of Lhasa

Maggie Mei Kei Hui

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

When Myths Collide: The Mandala Archetype and the Charbagh Tradition in Indian Gardens during the Mughal Empire

Maryam Mansoori

Texas A&M University, U.S.A.


B.6 REGENERATION, PRESERVATION, AND THE MYTH OF HERITAGE

DESIGN 2

Chair: Howard Davis

University of Oregon, U.S.A.

 

Nostalgia and Attitudes towards Conservation and Reuse of the Historical Palaces of Mohammed Ali’s Family in Egypt

Hisham Gabr

Cairo University, Egypt

 

Tradition and Myth in the Madina: Conservation and Change

Hassan Radoine

University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

 
Preservation and Reconstruction of Urban Dwelling Space: Qilou Districts in Guangzhou City, China

Nobuo Mitsuhashi

Uts Unomiya University, Japan


C.6 NATIONAL MYTHS AND IDENTITY DISCOURSES

GEORGIAN ROOM

Chair: Noha Nasser

University of Greenwich, U.K.

 

Diego Rivera and the “Building” of Mexican Identity

Patricia Morgado

North Carolina State University, U.S.A.
 

Architecture and the Myth of Authenticity during the German Period in Cameroon

Itohan Osayimwese

Ithaca College, U.S.A.

 

The Metamorphosis of the Wall: A Mythical/Ideological Representation of Urban Space — the Case of Ankara

Meltem Al and Seçil Binboga

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

 

On the Portuguese Ultimate National Myth

Daniela V. de Freitas Simões

University NOVA of Lisbon, Portugal


12:45 PM-2:10 PM

BREAK

Lunch on your own


2:10 PM-4:15 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.7 MYTH AND PLACE

DESIGN 1

Chair: Duanfang Lu

University of Sydney, Australia

 

Palestinian Peasant Housing after 1858, the “New Native” Nationalism, and the Ayan Myth of Tradition

Yael Allweil

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

 

The Illegal Fabric: Understanding the American Dream and Its Effect on Chicago

Samantha Salden

University of Notre Dame, U.S.A.

 

English Villages: A Myth of “an Unspeakable Tongue” and Immersion as Remedy

Jieheerah Yun

U.S.A.

 

The Neighborhood Concept as a Narrative-Myth of Community

Timothy Imeokparia

University of New Mexico, U.S.A.

 

The Myths and Traditions in the Making of Places: The Case of Municipal Market ”Bandabulya” in Cyprus

Halide Erogul and Hifsiye Pulhan

Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus


B.7 MYTH IN DESIGN THEORY AND PRACTICE

DESIGN 2

Chair: Hesham Abdelfattah

Cairo University, Egypt

 

The Myth of Security

Jill Schreifer

The Urban Collective, U.S.A.

 

Bio-Architectural Technology and the Dreamtime Knowledge of Spinifex Grass

Paul Memmott

University of Queensland, Australia

 

The Myth of the Roof Shape in Korean Architecture

Jeonghyun Kim and BongHee Jeon

Seoul National University, South Korea

 

The Myth of the (Digital) Master Builder

Mark Donofrio

University of Oregon, U.S.A.


C.7 CONSUMING MYTHS, GLOBALIZING TRADITIONS

GEORGIAN ROOM

Chair: Mike Robinson

University of Birmingham, U.K.

 

The Myth of Urban Diversity: The Tale of Two Souqs in Two Gulf Cities, Manama and Doha

Ali Alraouf

Qatar University, Qatar

 

Layers of Myth In Abu Dhabi’s Interpretation of Postmodern Urbanism

Surajit Chakravarty

ALHOSN University, U.A.E.

 
Scales of Entrepreneurial Acts in Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila, as Mythic Norms

Michael Gonzales

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

 
The Myth of Modernity: Reimagining the Farangi House in Aminoddowleh’s Travel Memoir

Vahid Vahdat Zad

Texas A&M University, U.S.A.

 

Egyptian State-Led Competitions : Between Political Agendas and the Myth of the ”Space of Possible”

Mennat El-Husseiny

Cairo University, Egypt


4:15 PM-4:30 PM

COFFEE BREAK


4:30 PM-6:35 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.8 DWELLING IN MYTH

DESIGN 1

Chair: Sylvia Shorto

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

 

Public and Private Space in the Mexican Southeast: The Mayan Myths and Habits

Gladys Arana

Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico

 

The Bergeries of Provence, or Where Have All the Sheep Gone?

Jacqueline Victor and Laurence Loftin III

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

 

Missing Memories and Forgotten Homes: The  Construction of a New Socialist Countryside in China

Wei Zhao

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

 

The House and the Megalith: On the Myth and Reality of the Sumbanese Architectural Tradition

Gunawan Tjahjono

University of Indonesia and University of Pembangunan Jaya, Indonesia

 

The Myth of Modern Living: The Trajectory of Rio’s Pedregulho Housing Development

Flavia Nascimento

Institute of National Historic and Artistic Heritage, Brazil


B.8 CULTURE AND MYTH IN SOCIO-SPATIAL PRACTICE

DESIGN 2

Chair: Joe Aranha

Texas Tech University

 

The Socialist Balcony: Property Relations between Myth and Reality in Post-Socialist Romania

Ioana Chinan

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

 

Claiming Power through Myth Insinuated in Urban Forms: The Case of the Arjuna Wijaya Statue

Eka Permanasari

University of Pembangunan Jaya, Indonesia

 

Cultural Resilience vs. Historic Preservation: Managing Changes in Bagan, Myanmar

Chiao-Yen Yang

University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

 

How the Bugis Community Employs Myths to Structure Space and Place

Bhatari Darjosanjoto and Endang Titi Sunarti Darjosanjoto

Sepuluh-Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia

 

Eve’s Apple and the Mosque: Transmuted and Layered Additions to Mosque Vocabulary Pertaining to the Space of Women

Tammy Gaber

University of Waterloo, Canada


C.8 MYTHS IN A TIME OF REVOLUTION

GEORGIAN ROOM

Chair: Nancy Stieber

University of Massachusetts, Boston, U.S.A.

 

Self-Immolation: The Myth of Fire, Contentious Politics, and the Remaking of Public Space

Aviva Rubin

Harvard University, U.S.A.

 

Beyond the Modern Urban Center: Decoding Tahrir Square

Khaled Adham

U.A.E. University, U.A.E.

 

Deconstructing the Myth of “Tahrir” and “the Facebook Revolution”

Momen El-Husseiny

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

 

Tahrir Square: Between Local Traditions and Global Flows

Hussam Salama

Qatar University, Qatar
 

Virtual Heaven, Physical Hell: The Syrian Uprising

Sofia Shwayri

Seoul University, Republic of Korea


7:00 PM-8:30 PM

RECEPTION

UO Portland Center Lobby, 760 NW Couch Street


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012

9:00 AM-10:40 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.9 MYTHIC PLACES, TRADITIONAL SPACES

DESIGN 1

Chair: Kevin Nute

University of Oregon, U.S.A.

 

Transforming Temple Streets in the New Digital Era

Ram Sateesh Pasupuleti, Jyoti Mithal, Siva Sakthivel Ramadoss, and Arthi Kanchanana Manohar

School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, India

 
A Riverfront Structured to Keep Alive Traditions? The Ghats of Benares in India

Savitri Jalais

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, France

 

The Violence of “Place”: Belonging, Temple vs. Mosque, and Subaltern Platial Imagination in India

Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay

Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K.

 
The Myth of a Monument: Azadi or Shahyad Square

Shahrzad Shirvani

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


B.9 CITY-BUILDING, MYTH-MAKING

DESIGN 2

Chair: Mark Donofrio

University of Oregon, U.S.A.

 

Ambiguities of Myth-Making: Construction of Nationalism over the Myth of “Newroz” (Nevruz) in Turkey

Muna Guvenc

University of California, Berkeley

 

The Nationalization of Women in Postcolonial Korea: Placemaking for Shin Saimdang as “Good Mother-Good Wife”

Younjung Do and BongHee Jeon

Seoul National University, South Korea

 

The Missing Dialogue Between The Tradition Of Civic Life And Spatial Structure Of Contemporary Iranian Cities

Sima Nabizadeh

Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus

 
Systems Of Enclaves: The Myth of Political Unity & Public Space

Eliana Abu-Hamdi

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


C.9 MYTH AND NATIONALISM

STUDIO

Chair: Gunawan Tjahjono

University of Indonesia and University of Pembangunan Jaya, Indonesia

 

The Heritage of Desire: Building an Imagined Taiwan from Grounded Myths

Mike Robinson

University of Birmingham, U.K.

 

The Persistence of the Myth of the Native Hut and the Cradle of Portugueseness on the Indian Ocean

Silje Erøy Sollien

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark

 

State, Guerrillas, and Armed Residents: The Myth of Tulou as “Fortress,” 1920s–1940s

Jing Zheng

Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Mythologizing the Region: A Critique

Sebnem Yucel

Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey


10:40 AM-11:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK


11:00 AM-12:45 PM

FINAL PLENARY SESSION

FASHION/CULTURE

 

Moderators:

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

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

 

Panelists:

Mina Rajagopalan, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

Ipek Tureli, McGill University, Canada


MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012

9:30 AM-9:00 PM—POST CONFERENCE TOUR
Guest pickup at Nines Hotel at 9:30 AM.
See the full itinerary here.

IASTE 2010 Conference Program

THE UTOPIA OF TRADITION

DECEMBER 15-18, 2010

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

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


11:15 AM-11:30 AM

COFFEE BREAK


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


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

Chair: Hesham Khairy Abdelfattah
Cairo University, Egypt

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


1:15 PM-2:30 PM

Break
Lunch on your own


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


A2. Conflict, Identity, and the Ideal
Auditorium A

Chair: Mona Harb
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

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

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

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

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


B2. The Utopian Politics of Spatial Identity
Auditorium B

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

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

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

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

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


C2. The Phenomenology of Utopia
Auditorium C

Chair: Heba Farouk Ahmed
Cairo University, Egypt

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

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

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

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


4:15 PM-4:30 PM

COFFEE BREAK


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


A3. Ecotopias and Sustainable Ideals
Auditorium A

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

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

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

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

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

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


B3. Traditional Influences and Utopian Practices
Auditorium B

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

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

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

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

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


C3. Visualizing Utopias
Auditorium C

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

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

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

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

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


6:30 PM-8:30 PM

OPENING RECEPTION
American University of Beirut


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


B4. Utopia as a Site of Political Struggle
Auditorium B

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

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

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

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

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

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


C4. Planning for the City Yet to Come
Auditorium C

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

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

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

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

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

A Found Utopia
Carole Levesque
American University of Beirut, Lebanon


11:00 AM-11:15 AM

COFFEE BREAK


11:15 AM-11:30 AM

PRESENTATION OF THE JEFFREY COOK AWARD
Bathish Auditorium


11:30 AM-1:00PM

Plenary Session: Utopia and the Space of Belonging
Bathish Auditorium

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

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

Dwelling in Magic 
Ghassan Joseph Hage
University of Melbourne, Australia


1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Break
Lunch on your own


2:30 PM-5:30 PM

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


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010

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


A5. Imaginary Utopias
Auditorium A

Chair: Hildegarde Heynen
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

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

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

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

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

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


B5. Regeneration and Development in the Neoliberal Era
Auditorium B

Chair: Noha Nasser
Greenwich University, U.K

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

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

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

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

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


C5. Micro-Topias of Everyday
Auditorium C

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

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

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

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

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

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


11:00 AM-11:15 AM

COFFEE BREAK


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


A6. Utopian Projects of Placemaking
Auditorium A

Chair: Duanfang Lu
University of Sydney, Australia

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

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

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

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


B6. The Politics of Preservation
Auditorium B

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

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

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

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

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


C6. Postconflict Utopias
Auditorium C

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

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

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

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

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


1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Break
Lunch on your own


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


A7. Utopias of Domesticity
Auditorium A

Chair: Sylvia Shorto
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

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

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

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

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

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


B7. The Constructed Utopia of Heritage 
Auditorium B

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

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

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

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


C7. Reimagining the Politics of the Ideal
Auditorium C

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

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

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

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

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

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


4:15 PM-4:30 PM

COFFEE BREAK


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


A8. The Utopics of Place and Space
Auditorium A

Chair: Khaled Adham
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

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

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

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

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

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


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

Chair: Stefan Al
Hong Kong University, China

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

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

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

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

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


C8. Environmental Utopias and the Green Ideal
Auditorium C

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

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

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

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

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

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


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2010

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


A9. Identity and the Politics of Utopia
Auditorium A

Chair: Joe Aranha
Texas Tech University

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


C9. Inclusion and the Space of Difference
Auditorium C

Chair: Yasser Elsheshtawy
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

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

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

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

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

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


11:00 AM-11:15 AM
COFFEE BREAK


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


A10. Visions of an Island Utopia
Auditorium A

Chair: Morna Livingston
Philadelphia University

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

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

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

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


B10. Displacement Utopia in Transylvania’s “Saxon Villages”
Auditorium B

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

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

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

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

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


C10. The Unequal Spaces of Utopia
Auditorium C

Chair: Romola Sanyal
Newcastle University, U.K.

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

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

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

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


1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Break
Lunch on your own


2:30 PM-4:15 PM

FINAL PLENARY SESSION
Bathish Auditorium

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

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

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

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


7:00 PM-10:00 PM

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


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