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Opening Ceremony with Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn

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

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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

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


INQUIRIES
Please use the following information when making inquiries regarding the conference.

Mailing address:
IASTE 2008
Center for Environmental Design Research
390 Wurster Hall #1839
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1839
 
Phone: 510.642.6801
Fax: 510.643.5571
E-mail: iaste@berkeley.edu
Website: www.ced.berkeley.edu/iaste

IASTE 1990 Conference Description

First World / Third World
Duality and Coincidence in Traditional Environments

Conference Description

The International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments is pleased to announce its second meeting. Ushered in by momentous political changes around the world, this conference will further explore the limits of interdisciplinary and crosscultural communication in the field of traditional environments. Over the course of four days, participants will move beyond the provocative debates of the 1988 Symposium on Traditional Dwellings and Settlements in Comparative Perspective toward more focused discussions on such topics as innovation as a source of tradition, contradictions between tradition and modernity, dualities in First World-Third World conceptualizations, ideologies of space interpretation, historical perspectives on the impacts of colonialism on the built environment, and methodological issues in interpretation and classification.

This year’s conference will continue on the earlier practice of bringing together specialists from a wide spectrum of disciplines, cultures and regions. IASTE invites scholars in the fields of architecture, art history, anthropology, archaeology, folklore, geography, history, planning, sociology, urban studies, and other related disciplines to participate in the conference sessions highlighted below. Join us in what promises to be a highly stimulating event.

Pre-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 the form of check, money order, or international bank draft should be made payable to Regents of University of California, Berkeley no later than July 1st, 1990.  The conference will be held at Boalt Hall. All inquiries should be addressed to:

IASTE
Center for Environmental Design Research
390 Wurster Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1839, USA

Regular $150 ($175 after July 1, 1990) Includes opening reception, conference abstracts, program materials, and pass to all plenary and theme sessions.
Student $75 ($80 after July 1, 1990) Includes opening reception, program materials, and pass to all plenary and theme sessions. An official student verification is required. ”
Conference registration fees include IASTE membership and subscription to the biannual journal, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review for 1990-1991.

Organizing Committee

Nezar AlSayyad, Conference Director, University of California, Berkeley
Jean-Paul Bourdier, Conference Co-Director, University of California, Berkeley
Anna Edmondson, Project Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley

Keynote Speakers and Plenary Sessions

Janet Abu-Lughod, USA, The Disappearance and De-Spatialization of the First World-Third World World Dichotomies
Samir Amin, Senegal, Eurocentrism and Tradition: First World Third World architectural dualities
Hasan-Uddin Khan, First World Third World architectural dualities
Lisa Peattie, U.S.A, Informal Settlements and the Issue of Tradition
John Turner, U.K, Rebuilding Working Neighborhoods and the Rediscovery of Tradition
Dell Upton, U.S.A, Dualities in the New World