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IASTE 2014 Conference Program

IASTE 2014: Whose Tradition?
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—December 14-17, 2014

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
REGISTRATION
FOYER


9:00 AM-10:00 AM
OPENING SESSION
PLAZA 1 + 2

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Mark Gillem, IASTE Director, University of Oregon, USA
Rahinah Ibrahim, Local Conference Director, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

ON THE CONFERENCE THEME: WHOSE TRADITION?
Nezar AlSayyad, IASTE President, University of California, Berkeley, USA


10:00 AM-12:00 AM—PLENARY SESSION
WHOSE HISTORY: THE POLITICS OF MEMORY AND TRADITION
PLAZA 1 + 2

Chair: Mark Gillem
University of Oregon, USA

Malaysianization, Malayization, Islamization: The Politics of Tradition in Greater Kuala Lumpur
Tim Bunnell
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Silent Histories of the City
Eleni Bastéa
University of New Mexico, USA

Discussant:
Adnan Morshed
Catholic University of America, USA


12:00 PM-1:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK
[On your own]


1:00 PM-2:40 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.1 RETHINKING TRADITION: DYNAMIC RESILIENCE
PLAZA 2

Chair: Heba Ahmed
Cairo University, Egypt

New Theoretical Foundations and Enacting Practices
Robert Mugerauer

University of Washington, USA

The Neoliberal Logic of Preservation: Landscape Heritage and Tradition in Mount Emei and Chengdu Plain, China
Jiawen Hu

University of Washington, USA

Revamping Tradition: Contested Politics of the “Indigenous” in Postcolonial Hong Kong
Shu-Mei Huang

Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

Tradition as an Imposed and Elite Inheritance
Jayde Roberts

University of Tasmania, Australia


B.1 TRADITION OF THE HOUSE
PLAZA 3

Chair: Joseph Aranha
University of Florida, USA

Cairene Homes of Modernity: The Changing Architecture of the Home in Early Twentieth Century Cairo
Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

Queen’s University Belfast, UK

The Crumpling “Dream” House: Post-Independence Public Housing Traditions in Kuwait
Amina Al-Kandari

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Identity of a Conserved Housing Estate: The Case of Tiong Bahru, Singapore
Kien To, Alexandria Zhuo, Wen Chong, and Keng Hua Chong

Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Whose Neighborhood? Community Organizing, Identity Politics and Historic Preservation in St. Louis
Susanne Cowan

University of California, Berkeley, USA


C.1 TOURISM AND AUTHENTICITY
PLAZA 4

Chair: Khaled Adham
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Border-Crossing and Placemaking: Negotiating and Reimagining Traditions in the Transcultural City
Jeffrey Hou

University of Washington, USA

Compromised Authenticity: The Preservation of Xijin Ferry in Zhenjiang, China
Kuang-Ting Huang

Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

Crossing (Neo)Liberal Lines: The Japan Pavilion at the Golden Gate International Exposition
Lynne Horiuchi

Independent Scholar, USA

Tradition as Represented in Tourism: Adaptive Reuse of Old Houses as Boutique Hotels in Bangkok
Saithiwa Ramasoot

Kasetsart University, Thailand


2:40 PM-7:00 PM
TOUR OF KUALA LUMPUR
The tour will cover the Kuala Lumpur Commercial Center and Merdeka Square, followed by a walking tour of the famous Masjid Jamek and Chinatown, where the tour ends and buses return to the PARKROYAL Hotel. Alternatively, you can choose to have dinner on your own in Chinatown and return on your own by taxi.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014

9:00 AM-11:00 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.2 DIALECTICS OF TRADITION AND MODERNITY
PLAZA 2

Chair: Vandana Baweja
University of Florida, USA

Reclaiming Tradition in Contemporary Planning and Design Discourse: ‘History’ or ‘Tradition’
Timothy Imeokparia

University of New Mexico, USA

The Capital Complex at Dhaka: Institution? Spectacle? Landscape?
Maryam Gusheh

University of New South Wales, Australi


Vernaculars: Creation of Modern Vernacular Traditions
Alissa de Wit-Paul

Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Site Structures: From Evolutionism to Structuralism in the Construction of Architecture
Julian Garcia

Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain

The Reinterpretation of Urban Space and the Modernization Agenda in Sub-Saharan Africa
Timothy ‘Seyi Odeyale

University of Lincoln, UK


B.2 TRADITIONS IN HISTORIC SETTINGS
PLAZA 3

Chair: Laurence Keith Loftin
University of Colorado, Denver, USA

Tradition Along the Edge: Land Walls of Istanbul
Funda Butuner

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Did Rupture Occur? Continuity and Change in the Cairene Domestic Environment from 1798 to the 1950s
Mostafa A-Y. Ibraheem

Cairo University, Egypt

Repositioning Chau & Lee Architects in Hong Kong in the Late Colonial Period, 1930s-50s
Prudence Leung-Kwok Lau

Hong Kong Institute of Education, China

Paradox of [Non]existence: Case Study of Pasar Cepit, or Sandwiched Market, in Magetan, East Java
Triatno Yudo Harjoko and Wendi Ivannal Hakim

Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Mapping Mountains: Traditional Neighborhoods in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh
Monojit Chakma

Queensland University of Technology, Australia


C.2 COLONIALISM AND TRADITION
PLAZA 4

Chair: Cecilia Chu
University of Hong Kong, China

How the Past and Future Influenced the Design of Guam’s Government House
Marvin Brown

URS Corporation, USA

Empire in the City: Memorials of Colonialism in Contemporary Portugal and Mozambique
Tiago Castela

University of Coimbra, Portugal

The Missing “Brazilianness” of Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Art and Architecture
Pedro Paulo Palazzo

University of Brasilia, Brazil

Mediating Power in British Colonial Architecture: Post-1931 Cyprus
Nilay Bilsel and Ozgur Dincyurek

Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus

Decolonizing Patrimony: Institutions, Nationhood and the Construction of Heritage in Bourguiba’s Tunisia
Nancy Demerdash

Princeton University, USA


11:00 AM-11:20 AM
COFFEE BREAK


11:20 AM-1:20 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.3 READING TRADITION
PLAZA 2

Chair: Anne Toxey
University of Texas, San Antonio, USA

Gottfried Semper in Manila
Thomas Mical

University of South Australia, Australia

New Place Anchors: Traditional Environments Re-Created and Reimagined
Leigh Shutter

Griffith University, Australia

Epigraphs: Narrators or Memoirs
Emine Eyüce

Bahcesehir University, Turkey

Tadashi Sekino’s Investigations into Korean Traditional Housing and Architecture, 1904-1924
Yoonchun Jung
McGill University, Canada

The Makassar Culture of Solidarity and Its Influence on the Mariso Waterfront Settlement, Indonesia
Edward Syarif, Endang Titi Sunarti Darjosanjoto, and I Gusti Ngurah Antaryama

Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia


B.3 TRADITION, HISTORY AND MODERNIST STRUGGLES
PLAZA 3

Chair: Anne Marshall
University of Idaho, USA

Muzharul Islam’s Architectural Modernism and Benagli Nationalism
Adnan Morshed
Catholic University of America, USA

The Sleek Torre and the Makeshift Rancho: Political and Urban/Architectural Models in Caracas’s Torre David
Clara Irazábal and Irene Sosa
Columbia University and Brooklyn College, USA

Creolization and Commercial Culture: A Continuing Process in the Georgia and South Carolina Lowcountry
Daves Rossell
Savannah College of Art and Design, USA

Politics of Space: Inconsistent Histories of Two Mausoleums
Shahrzad Shirvani
University of California, Berkeley, USA


C.3 POSTCOLONIALISM AND TRADITION
PLAZA 4

Chair: Mrinalini Rajagopalan
University of Pittsburgh, USA

The Fabrication of Hegemony and Postcolonial Identity at Putrajaya
James Steele
University of Southern California, USA

Building the Capacity to Aspire: Heritagization and Governmentality in Postcolonial Macau
Cecilia Chu
University Of Hong Kong, China

Redefining New (Postcolonial) Jakarta through the Giant Sea Wall Project
Eka Permanasari
University of Pembangunan Jaya, Indonesia

(Post)colonial Indian Museums: Between Appropriation, Mimicry and Reinvention of Architectural Traditions
Harpreet Mand and Iain Jackson
University of Newcastle, Australia and University of Liverpool, UK

Postcolonial Identity in Urban Indonesia: Jengki Architecture and the Chinese-Indonesian Builders
Rina Priyani
University of California, Berkeley, USA


1:20 PM-2:40 PM
LUNCH BREAK
[On your own]


2:40 PM-4:40 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.4 REPRESENTATIONS OF TRADITION
PLAZA 2

Chair: Chee-Kien Lai
Independent Scholar, Singapore

Modernity, Traditionalism, and the Cinematic Alleyway in Early Egyptian Realist Films
Khaled Adham
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Allure of the Native: Representing Phillipine Vernacular Architecture in International Expositions, 1887-1998
Edson Cabalfin
University of Cincinnati, USA

Uprooting Andalusian Traditional Architecture: Bernard Rudofsky’s Subversive Discourse
Mar Loren
Seville University, Spain

Construction of Tradition(s): Power and Cultural Imaginary in the Delhi Book
Harpreet Mand
University of Newcastle, Australia

Tradition and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture: In Media Res
Sabir Khan
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


B.4 RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS, RELIGIOUS SPACES
PLAZA 3

Chair: Mohammad Gharipour
Morgan State University, USA

Hybrid Architecture, Heretical Religions and the Epistemology of Cultural Traditions
Andrzej Piotrowski
University of Minnesota, USA

Requalifying Public Spaces According to African-Brazilian Religious Traditions
Claudia Castellano Menezes, Cristiane Rose Siqueira Duarte and Ethel Pinheiro Santana
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Making of a “Hindu National Temple”: Tradition and Technology at Swaminarayan Akshardham
Swetha Vijayakumar
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Ornament and Crime?: The Zilij Craft Tradition and “Meaning” in Islamic Architecture
Ann Shafer
Brown University, USA

Overt and Conspicuous Identities: Secularism and Religious Heritage as Tools of Identity Narration in Quebec, Canada
Jaime Cudmore
McGill University, Canada


C.4 TRADITIONS OF DIASPORA AND ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
PLAZA 4

Chair: Nelson Graburn
University of California, Berkeley, USA

“Our Orientals”: Immigrant Domesticity in Interwar Detroit
Saima Akhtar
Forum Transregionale Studien, Germany

Breaking News: Narratives of a Composite Building, or an Architecture of impatience, 1964-2014
Eunice Seng
University of Hong Kong, China

Chinatowns in Australia: Power at Stake Versus Urban Responses
Karine Dupre
Griffith University, Australia

Tradition Ungrounded: Performing Chinatowns in the Chinese Diaspora
Sujin Eom
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Dynamism of a Multiethnic Settlement: A Comparative Analysis of Georgetown, Malaysia, 1995-2011
Yushi Utaka and Amiruddin Fawzi
University of Hyogo, Japan, and Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia


4:40 PM-5:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK


5:00 PM-7:00 PM—PLENARY SESSION
ON THE DISCOURSE OF GLOBALIZATION AND TRADITION
PLAZA 1+2

Chair: Mrinalini Rajagopalan
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Shaping Urban Tradition and the Contemporary Lived Space in a Globalizing Context
Ashraf Salama
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

In Whose Tradition? Jakarta Meets the New Governor
Abidin Kusno
University of British Columbia, Canada

Discussant:
Clara Irazábal
Columbia University, USA


7:00 PM-7:30 PM
IASTE AWARDS CEREMONY
PLAZA 1+2


8:30 PM-10:00 PM
OPENING CONFERENCE RECEPTION / DINNER


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014

9:00 AM-11:00 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.5 CONSTRUCTIONS OF TRADITION
PLAZA 2

Chair: Dell Upton
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Officially Re-visioning, Redefining and Rewriting American History: A South-of-the-Border Perspective
Anne Toxey
University of Texas, San Antonio, USA

The Power of Urban Construction: Inventing a Palestinian Tradition in Rawabi?
Shira Wilkof
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Futuristic Traditions: Rethinking “Hybrid” Identities on the Northern Side of the Mexican Border
Diana Maldonado
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico

The Production of an ‘Arab’ Urban Heritage: Mazara del Vallo’s Casbah
Ilaria Giglioli
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Architecture as a Tool of Editing History: The Case of the King Abdulaziz Historical Center
Sumayah Al Solaiman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


B.5 INDIGENOUS AND VERNACULAR TRADITIONS
PLAZA 3

Chair: James Steele
University of Southern California, USA

Differing Relations to Tradition Amongst Australian Indigenous Homeless People
Paul Memmott
Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, Australia

Delving into the Realms of the Past: The Central Asian Yurt, the Zulu Iqhugwane and the Navajo Hogan
Deborah Whelan
Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Contestations of Traditional Land-Use and Value-Identity Among Indigenous Communities in Hong Kong
Chiu Yin Leung
Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Whose Garebeg? The Case of Yogyakarta and Surakarta
Ofita Purwani
University of Edinburgh, UK


C.5 NAVIGATING MULTIPLE CULTURES
PLAZA 4

Chair: Jeffrey Hou
University of Washington, USA

Mimetic Traditions or Strategic Self-Fashioning? From Common Courtesan to Queen Dowager in 19th Century India
Mrinalini Rajagopalan
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Tea Houses, Red Brick and Pink Cats: Negotiating Japanese Tradition in Taiwan
Mike Robinson
University of Birmingham, UK

Lost in Tradition
Lineu Castello and Iara Regina Castello
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Reasserting Tradition in a Multicultural and Cosmopolitan State Singapore’s Wisma Geylang Serai
Humairah Zainal
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A Complex Tradition: Reading Japanese Industrial Heritage in Taiwan
ChaoShiang Li
Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, UK


11:00 AM-11:20 AM
COFFEE BREAK


11:20 AM-1:20 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.6 THE RESILIENCE OF TRADITION
PLAZA 2

Chair: Anne-Marie Broudehoux
Université du Québec at Montréal, Canada

Resilient Tradition: Working Spaces and Practices in Sheffield’s “Little Mester’s Yards”
Paul Kapp and Mike Robinson
University of Birmingham, UK

Living with Tradition in the Old City of Damascus
Faedah Totah
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Resilience Found Through the Identity of Place: A Traditional Settlement Pattern in Post-Disaster Haiti
James Miller
University of Oregon, USA

Appropriating Traditions in Contested Space: Place Making by the Elderly in Singapore and Seoul
Keng Hua Chong and Mihye Cho
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore


B.6 BUILDING THE VERNACULAR: INDIGENOUS TRADITIONS
PLAZA 3

Chair: Adnan Morshed
Catholic University of America, USA

Whose Traditions Shape the Coeur d’Alene World?
Anne Marshall
University of Idaho, USA

Validity and Authority of Tradition in the Search for Indonesian Architectural Identity
Ryadi Adityayarman
Kansas State University, USA

Rejection and Reuse of Traditional Building Technologies: Aboriginal Thatching Materials
Timothy O’Rourke and Paul Memmott
Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, Australia

Their Voice or Mine? Debating People’s Agency in the Construction of Indigenous Architectural Histories
Gauri Bharat
University of East Anglia, UK

“Living Inuktitut”: From Village to Camp, Modifying the Landscape the Inuit Way
Susane Havelka
McGill University, Canada


C.6 DEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION
PLAZA 4

Chair: Shawhin Roudbari
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Transformation of Hmong Agricultural Traditions: Agency, Space and Development
Lynne M. Dearborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Towards Sustainable Regeneration in Traditional Quarters: A Networking Place Management Approach
Jie Han
National University of Singapore, Singapore

In What Tradition Should We Build? A Portland Development Problem in Old Town/Chinatown/Japantown
Hajo Neis, Howard Davis, and Gabriel Brown
University of Oregon, Portland, USA

Alexandria Historic City Center: A Sustainable Regeneration After Revolution
Gihan Mosaad and Riham Faragallah
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt

Urban Catalysts: Protagonists of Urban Transformation in Bangkok’s Inner-City Neighborhoods
Sonja Berthold
National University of Singapore, Singapore


1:20 PM-2:40 AM
LUNCH BREAK
[On your own]


2:40 PM-4:40 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.7 THE POLITICS OF TRADITION
PLAZA 2

Chair: Diana Maldonado
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico

Whose Tradition is Right? The Politics of Conservative Activism & the Rights to the City in the U.S
Karen Trapenberg Frick
University of California, Berkeley, USA

The Space of “Self-Contained” in Post-Arab Spring Cities: Power and Social Justice in Cairene Suburbs
Hesham Khairy Issa
Cairo University, Egypt

Making Claims of Kurdishness: An ‘Alternative’ Kurdish Spring
Muna Guvenc
Independent Scholar, Turkey

Shophouse to Superblock: The Chinese Developer and Constructing Race in Postcolonial Jakarta
Matt Wade
University of California, Berkeley

Understanding Land Occupation Changes in Libreville: A Case Study of Sainte Marie Valley
Médard Obiang Ebanega and Jean Aurélien Moukana Libongui
Omar Bongo University, Gabon


B.7 TRADITIONS AND PUBLIC SPACE
PLAZA 3

Chair: Allison Snyder
University of Oregon, USA

Continuing Urban Traditions: A Study of Urban Public Space in Spain and Mexico
Joseph Aranha
Texas Technical University, USA

The Gate Towers of Amman: The Surrender of Public Space to Build a Neoliberal Ruin
Eliana Abu-Hamdi
University of California, Berkeley, USA

A City in Transformation: Cairo’s New Public Realm
Nourhan Elzafarany and Nagwa Sherif
American University in Cairo, Egypt

Baha’is Invisible Public Spaces: Constructive Resilience of a Religious Minority after the Islamic Revolution of Iran
Niknaz Aftahi
University of California, Berkeley, USA

New Public Space Patterns in Cairo: Whose Public Space?
Mennat Elhusseiny and Basil Kamel
Cairo University and American University in Cairo, Egypt


C.7 HOUSE, HOME AND TRADITION
PLAZA 4

Chair: Howard Davis
University of Oregon, USA

Reinterpreting the Tibetan Tradition from Rural Home to Apartment in Eastern Tibet
Maggie Mei Kei Hui
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Cairene House in Naguib Mahfouz’s Textual and Visual Representations of the Cairo Trilogy, 1920-1960
Shaikha Almubaraki
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Reinforcing Persian Neighborhood Communities in New High-Rise Residential Development
Shahab Abbaszadeh and Rahinah Ibrahim
Hakim Sabzevari University, Iran and Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Waiting for the Site to Show Up
Daniel Naegele
Iowa State University, USA

Home Beyond the House: The Meaning of Home for People Living in Vernacular Settlements in Rural China
Wei Zhao
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


4:40 PM-5:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK


5:00 PM-7:00 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.8 TRADITION AS POWER
PLAZA 2

Chair: Nathaniel Walker
College of Charleston, USA

Experiencing Government Power on the Streets of Istanbul
Alison Snyder
University of Oregon, USA

Mumbai’s Bandra Bandstand: Experiments in the Production of Public Space
Tanu Sankalia
University of San Francisco, USA

Traditionalizing the Everyday Spaces: A Dualism Paradigm in the Construction of National Identity in Malaysia
Keng Ng
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Building Power: War of Memorials in Contemporary Tehran
Ayda Melika
University of California, Berkeley, USA

On Whose Tradition in the Portuguese Architectural Press: Deconstructing Narratives and Agents
Daniela V. de Freitas Simões
FSCH, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal


B.8 TRADITIONS OF PUBLIC SPACE
PLAZA 3

Chair: Mohamad Gamal Abdelmonem
Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Occupying Merdeka Park: State Heritage Subjugation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chee-Kien Lai
Independent Scholar, Singapore

Bangkok’s Outdoor Room: Reading from the Informal Practice of Public Space in Bangkok
Soranart Sinuraibhan
Kasetsart University, Thailand

Performance of Public Spaces in Kuala Lumpur in Terms of the Tropical Climate and Local Traditions
Marek Kozlowski and Norsidah Ujang
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Socio-Spatial Fragmentation and Extraterritoriality in the Olympic City of Exception: Rio de Janeiro, 2014-2016
Anne-Marie Broudehoux
Université du Québec at Montréal, Canada

Spaces of Sport and Tradition in Filipino Culture
Mariatheresa Mortera
American University of Sharjah, UAE


C.8 MATERIAL AND IMMATERIAL TRADITIONS
PLAZA 4

Chair: Daves Rossell
Savannah College of Art and Design, USA

Urban Illumination and Local Traditions of Light
Dietrich Neumann, Margaret Maile Petty, and Sandy Isenstadt
Brown University, USA

Belonging and Becoming: Rethinking Innovative Materiality
George Verghese
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

The Web and the Dislocation of Traditions of Professional Authority in Iran
Shawhin Roudbari
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Nordicity: A Subjective Matter
Edith Dennis-LaRocque
McGill University, Canada

Reclamation of Public Space Authorship: What Does Augmented Reality Have to Offer?
Mohammad Ashraf Khan and Lian Loke
University of Sydney, Australia


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014

9:00 AM-11:00 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.9 TRADITION IN THE CONTEXT OF CONFLICT
PLAZA 2

Chair: Karen Trapenberg Frick
University of California, Berkeley, USA

The Tradition of the Oppressed: Between the Resilience and Frustration Under the Israeli Occupation
Sahera Bleibleh
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Legitimizing Architecture: The Making of a “Tradition of Participation” in Post-Apartheid Cape Town
Sharone Tomer
University of California, Berkeley, USA

US-South Korea Cold War Collaboration in Making a “Traditional” Modern Housing Project, 1953-1957
Dongmin Park
University of California, Berkeley, USA

“They Kill, We Build”: West Bank Settlements and the Transformation of Zionist Housing Ethos
Yael Allweil
IIT, Technion


B.9 TRADITIONS OF DWELLING
PLAZA 3

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

Reconstructing Tradition in Contemporary Courtyard Houses in Egypt
Hisham Gabr, Nagwa Sherif, and Lamiaa Shehata
Cairo University, American University in Cairo, and MSA University, Egypt

Kortejo
Sebnem Yucel
Yasar University, Turkey

Concrete-Block Houses in Tonga
Charmaine Ilaiu Talei
University of Queensland, Australia

The Tradition of Underground Life in the Courtyard Houses of Dezful, Iran, Versus New Urban Development
Arezou Sadoughi and Gholam Hossein Memoarian
University of Florida, USA, and Iran Institute of Science and Technology, Iran

The Development of Modern Terrace Housing in Malaysia: A Critical Analysis
Nangkula Utaberta, Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad Rasdi and Nik Farah Elina Nik Ramzi
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia


C.9 TEMPORALITIES AND TRADITIONS
PLAZA 4

Chair: Hesham Khairy Issa
Cairo University, Egypt

Whose Tradition, Whose Neighborhood, Whose City? The Changing Life of Three London Districts
Howard Davis
University of Oregon, USA

Singapore’s Geylang Serai and the Ramadan Bazaar: Resilient Culture in a Seasonal Space
Rahil Ismail and Brian J. Shaw
National Institute of Education, Singapore

Spontaneous as Contemporary Vernacular? An Analysis of Spatial Norms in Istanbul’s Gecekondu Settlement
Min Tang
ENSAPM, ED VTT, Université Paris-Est, France

Subversive Spatial Practices in the Urban Fringe of São Paulo
Giuseppina Forte
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Phantom Spaces: How Foreign Workers Alter Inner City Spaces on Sundays in Singapore
Edda Ostertag
ETH Zurich, Switzerland


11:00 AM-11:20 AM
COFFEE BREAK


11:20 AM-1:20 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.10 CONTESTED TRADITIONS
PLAZA 2

Chair: Eunice Seng
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Gedung Kuning: The Politics of Contested Space in Singapore
Fauzy Ismail and Hidayah Amin
National University of Singapore, Singapore

We Are the Heirs of All the Ages: Appropriation of Global Architectural Traditions in the Quest for Universal Modernity, New York, 1888-1892
Nathaniel Walker
College of Charleston, USA

Whose Tradition: Innovation in the Building Industry
Mark Donofrio
University of Oregon, USA

Who Does the Past Belong To? Urban Preservation Policies in Downtown Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s and 80s
Flavia Brito do Nascimento
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Is Ju’er Hutong Heritage? The Inheritance and Redevelopment of a Traditional Courtyard Housing System
Yun Dai
Newcastle University, UK


B.10 TRADITION AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
PLAZA 3

Chair: Robert Mugerauer
University of Washington, USA

From the New Town to the Ubiquitous Ecocity: A Korean New Urban Type?
Sofia Shwayri
Seoul National University, South Korea

The Creation of Comfort and Climate Responsive Design: The Environmental Design Treatise
Vandana Baweja
University of Florida, USA

Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Residential Buildings of Singapore
Sascha Roesler
Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore

Adaptation and Spatial Resilience of Amphibious Settlements in the Flood Plain of Thailand
Poon Khwansuwan
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand

Land Access in Libreville at the Time of “Emergence”: Between Tradition and Modernity
Jean Aurélien Moukana Libongui and Médard Obiang Ebanega
Omar Bongo University, Gabon


C.10 PRESERVATION AND REVIVAL OF TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
PLAZA 4

Chair: Lynne M. Dearborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Authenticity Innovation and the Volunteer: The Janus Face of Heritage-Beyond-the-State
Chris Landorf
University of Queensland, Australia

Preservation and Reconstruction of Inner-City Villages: A Case of Guangzhou City, China
Nobuo Mitsuhashi
Utsunomiya University, Japan

Whose Civilization Do We Celebrate? Representation in the National Museum for Egyptian Civilizations
Karim Kesseiba
Cairo University, Egypt

Retracing Places of Memory: Liberating an Architecture of Remembrance for Cambodia
Nicole Reckziegel
McGill University, Canada

Collective Housing in the Historic Center: Between “Traditional” Spaces and “Modern” Spatial Practices
Wiem Zerouati and Tahar Bellal
Saad Dahleb University, Algeria


1:20 PM-2:40 PM
LUNCH BREAK
[On your own]


2:40 PM-4:40 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.11 WHO OWNS TRADITION?
PLAZA 2

Chair: Pat Seeumpornroj
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Imperialism, Anthropology, Nostalgia: Borrowed Traditions
Nelson Graburn
University of California, Berkeley, USA

New Gourna: Conservation and Community
Erica Avrami, Gina Haney, and Jeff Allen
World Monuments Fund, USA

Whose Heritage? Challenges of Contemporary Urban Conservation in Isfahan, Iran
Mohammad Gharipour
Morgan State University, USA

Whose Tradition in Arcachon, France?
Laurence Keith Loftin and Jacqueline Victor
University of Colorado, Denver, USA

The Mobile Tradition and Revival of Dastangoi in India
Shraddha Navalli
University of California, Berkeley, USA


B.11 TRADITION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
PLAZA 3

Chair: Susanne Cowan
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Yangon’s Green: Evolving Meaning and Message in a Tropical City’s Urban Parks
Ivan Valin
University of Hong Kong, China

Emerald Urbanity: Whose Tradition?
Diane Valerie Wildsmith
University of Indonesia Faculty of Engineering, Indonesia

Hidden Farm: A Study in the Agricultural Composition of the Chinese Classical Garden
Hongjun Zhou
Tongji University, China

The Role of Ecotourism in the Sustainable Development of Qinkou Village, Yunnan, China, 2001-2013
Yung Gao, Adrian Pitts, and Jing Gao
University of Huddersfield, UK


C.11 REVIVAL OF TRADITIONAL ENVIRONEMENTS
PLAZA 4

Chair: Hisham Gabr
Cairo University, Egypt

Entangled Modernities: Southeast Asian Colonial Urbanism
Julie Nicholas
University of South Australia, Australia

Mapping the Past: The Construction of a Preservation Tradition in Brazil
Leonardo Castriota
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Hanoi’s Everyday Spaces: “Imagined” Tradition through Paintings of/in the Streets
Dinh Phuong
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

The Sicilian Latifundium in the XIX Century:Behind the Large Farming Masserie
Manfredi Saeli and Tiziana Campisi
University of Palermo, Italy

Reconstructing the Potala Palace: The Qing Emperor & the Dalai Lama in the Temple of Portaraka Doctrine
Xu Yang
Chinese University of Hong Kong, China


4:40 PM-5:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK


5:00 PM-7:00 PM—CONCLUDING PLENARY SESSION
PLAZA 1 + 2

Chair:
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Commentators:
Dietrich Neumann
Brown University, USA
Mike Robinson
University of Birmingham, UK

Guests:
Eleni Bastéa
Unviersity of New Mexico, USA
Tim Bunnell
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Abidin Kusno
University of British Columbia, Canada
Ashraf Salama
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK


7:00 PM-8:30 PM
CLOSING RECEPTION

IASTE 1998 Conference Program

MANUFACTURING HERITAGE / CONSUMING TRADITION:

Development, Preservation and Tourism in the Age of Globalization

Cairo, Egypt—December 15-19, 1998

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1998

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM–REGISTRATION
Hotel Lobby


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM—OPENING SESSION
Grand Ballroom

Welcome and Opening Remarks
President Farouk Ismail
Cairo University, Egypt

 

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


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM—PLENARY PRESENTATION
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Dalila ElKerdany
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Architecture, Community and Culture in the Context of Globalization: An Argument Against Globalization
Abdelhalim I. Abdelhalim
Cairo University, Egypt


10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
COFFEE BREAK


10:45 AM – 1:00 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN THE POLITICS OF HERITAGE
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Aly Gabr
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Gentrification and the Politics of Power, Capital, and Culture in an Emerging Jordanian Heritage Industry
Rami Farouk Daher
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Amman, Jordan

 

Jaisalmer in Jeopardy? Consensual Decision-Making and the Definition of Built “Heritage”
Azhar Tyabji
University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.

 

Urban Redevelopment of Historic Cities in the Developing World: The Case of Lahore
Samia Rab
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, U.S.A.

 

Living in a World Heritage Site: Preservation Policies and Local History in Ouro Preto, Brazil
Leonardo Barci Castriota
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

Creating Heritage in Honduras
Lena Mortensen
Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A.


CONSTRUCTING TRADITION THROUGH DIFFERENCE
Aswan Room
Chair: Hisham Amr Bahgat
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Architecture of Heritage: Between the Image of the Self and the Expectations of the Other
Lobna Sherif
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

 

A Traditional Shape Packaged: On Pancasila Mosque of Indonesia
Gunawan Tjahjono
University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Banua to Banua: Shifting Models of the Perceived “Traditional” Torajan House in Indonesia
Chee-Kien Lai
Singapore

 

Colonial Landscape of Lucknow, India
Amita Sinha
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

 

Image Making: A Market for Egyptian Tourism
Khaled Asfour
Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.


PRESERVATION OF THE VERNACULAR BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Luxor Room
Chair: Shahdan Shabka
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Conservation, Tourism, and Traditional Societies: The Case of Qusier, Egypt
Ragaei M. Said A. Abdel-Fattah
Environmental Quality International, Cairo, Egypt

 

Surviving Tourism: Report from Amasya
William Bechhoefer
University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.

 

Siwa: Cultural Meanings and the Quest for Authenticity
Mervat El-Shafie
Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand

 

Amphibian Structures
Gladys Masey Martinez
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

The Question of Authenticity: Ideals and Realities
Barry G. Rowney
University of Adelaide, Australia


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
BREAK


2:00 PM – 3:45 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN DISCOURSES OF PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Donald Krueckeberg
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, U.S.A.

 

Out of the Red: Re-Commodifying Eastern Europe’s Past
Michael Landzelius
Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden

 

Institutionalization of Nostalgia: Heritage Associations in Beirut
Zeina Misk
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

 

The Landscape of Tourism and Popular Agency in Islamic Cairo: National Identities as Claims on Spaces
Paul Amar
New York University, New York, U.S.A.

 

Consuming Built Patrimony: Social Perspectives and Preservation Strategies in Modern Cairo
Alaa El-Habashi and Ihab Elzeyadi
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, U.S.A.


INVOCATIONS OF TRADITION IN THE ARCHITECTURE OF TOURIST DEVELOPMENT
Aswan Room
Chair: Soheir Zaki Hawas
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Creating an Architecture for the “Other”: Re-Interpreting a Vernacular Architectural Tradition
Joseph L. Aranha
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, U.S.A.

 

Urban Heritage, Alienation, and Cultural Authenticity: Cairo’s New Development
Galal Abada
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

 

Reuse of the Vernacular Built Environment in Tourism Development Projects of Jordan
Leen A. Fakhoury
Jordanian Tourist Investment Company, Amman, Jordan

 

Tourism and Tourists and the Built Environment of Egypt in the Age of Globalization
Tarek Abu-Zekry and Ahmed O. El-Kholei
Zaqaziq University and Menofia University, Egypt


PRESERVATION OF TRADITIONAL LIFESTYLES AND BUILT FORM
Luxor Room
Chair: Paul Oliver
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, U.K.

 

Cultural Change and Urban Design: Women’s Privacy in Traditional and Modern Damascus
Kheir Al-Kodmany
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

 

Heritage at Crossroads: The Architecture of the Gulf Revisited
Yasser Mansour and Zeinab Shafik
United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE and Cairo University, Egypt

 

The Vanishing Joy of the Traditional Pasar in Javanese Small Towns
Widya Wijayanti
Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia

 

Lumber Houses, Social Transformation, and the Forms of the Past: Select Alaskan Eskimo Dwellings
Susan W. Fair
Shishmaref Native Corporation, Eagle River, U.S.A.


3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK


4 PM – 5:30 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN TRADITIONAL URBAN SETTINGS
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Basil Kamel
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Global Commands and Local Wishes: The Reconstruction of the Traditional Suqs in Beirut
Sofia Toufic Shwayri
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Modernization and Cultural Transformation: House Forms and Building Materials in Karimabad
Sarwat Viquar
McGill University, Montreal, Canada

 

The Materialized Use of the Past: Gentrification Making Heritage Out of the Urban Built Environments
Ingrid Holmberg
Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden

 

Modernism as Identity: Rio Cidade and the Aesthetization of Social Inequality
Anne-Marie Broudehoux
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


ECOLOGY, TOURISM, AND TRADITIONAL SETTLEMENTS
Aswan Room
Chair: Sahar Attia
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Eco-Tourism Resorts and Hotels: Al Maha Resort in the Dubai Desert: A Case Study
Azza Eleishe
United Arab Emirates, Al Ain, UAE

 

Tourism Facilities and Environmental Sustainable Tourism Development
Amr Elleithy
Cairo University, Egypt

 

The Impacts of Sustainable Tourism Development on the Red Sea Coastal Landscape
Mohammad H. Refaat
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Ecolodges: Meeting the Demand for Sustainable Tourism Development in Egypt
Ashraf Salama
Misr International University, Cairo, Egypt


CONSERVATION PROJECTS AND CULTURAL SURVIVAL
Luxor Room
Chair: Tarek Abu-Zekry
Zaqaziq University, Egypt

 

What’s Left When the Ore Runs Out Mate?
Christine Landorf
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

 

Conservation Means to Land-Use Issues in South Sinai
Magdy El-Bastawisy
Suez Canal University, Port Said, Egypt

 

Transformations in Traditional Marketplaces in Fatimid Cairo
Ahmed Yousry and Hala Mekawy
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Building for Cultural Survival: The Case of Iraralai House/ Museum/ Classroom, Orchid Island
John K.C. Liu
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


6:00 PM – 10:00 PM—OFFICIAL OPENING RECEPTION
Cairo University

 

5:45 PM
Bus Pick-up at Hotel Sofitel Maadi Entrance

 

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONIES
Under the Auspices of the Conference Patron, Her Excellency Mrs. Mubarak

 

OPENING REMARKS
Cairo University Grand Ballroom
Dr. Farouk Ismail, President, Cairo University

 

Conference Guests:
Dr. Moufid Shehab
Minister of Higher Education
Mr. Farouk Hosni
Minister of Culture
Mr. Mohamad Soliman
Minister of Housing and New Communities
Mr. Mamdouh ElBeltagi
Minister of Tourism

 

Acknowledgements:
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley
Jean-Paul Bourdier
University of California, Berkeley

 

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cairo University Hall
EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION HOSTED BY GENERAL ORGANIZATION OF PHYSICAL PLANNING

 

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Cairo University Grand Ballroom
CLASSICAL ARABIC MUSIC CONCERT

 

10:00 PM
Bus Pick-up for return to Hotel Sofitel Maadi


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1998

8:30 AM – 10:15 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


TOURISM DEVELOPMENT: IDEOLOGY AND MYTH-MAKING
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Gunawan Tjahjono
University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Making the Tourist City: Notions of Civility in Nineteenth Century San Francisco
J. Philip Gruen
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Mayan Space Versus a Global Economy of Signification
Andrzej Piotrowski
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A.

 

Tourism of Development and the Development of Tourism: Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
Donald J. Watts
Kansas State University, Manhattan, U.S.A.

 

The Role of Building Legislation in Heritage Preservation of Egyptian Contemporary Architecture
Rawia Ezzeldin Hammouda
El Mattaria University, Cairo, Egypt


CULTURE, CRAFT, AND TRADITION
Aswan Room
Chair: Howard Davis
University of Oregon, Eugene, U.S.A.

 

Enriched Frameworks
Stephannie Bartos
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

 

Tourism in Kula as a Means to Preservation and Self-Sustenance
Cigdem Akkurt
Iowa State University, Ames, U.S.A.

 

A Cultural Analysis of Tourism and its Products in Turkey
Humanur Bagli
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey


BUILT HERITAGE: CHANGING PERSPECTIVES
Luxor Room
Chair: Nadia Alhasani
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

 

Preservation of Cultural Heritage Under the Climate of War and Civil Unrest: Herat, Afghanistan
Rafi Samizay
Washington State University, Pullman, U.S.A.

 

Tourism and Cultural Heritage: A Swiss Perspective
Dieter Ackerknecht and Geoffrey Kenworthy
City of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Early Company Towns of the Virginias
D. Eugene Egger and William Rutkowski
Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, U.S.A.

 

Abyaneh and Massuleh: The Two Vernacular Built Environments in Iran
Iraj Etessam
University of Tehran, Iran


10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
COFFEE BREAK


10:30 AM – 12:45 PM
PLENARY SESSION: THE CONSTRUCTION AND CONSUMPTION OF TRADITION
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Learning to Consume: What is Heritage and When is it Traditional?
Nelson Graburn
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Memory without Monuments: Vernacular Architecture
Stanford Anderson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.

 

Discussants
Dell Upton
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
Salah E.A. Wahab
Cairo, Egypt


12:45 PM- 2:00 PM
BREAK

 

MEETING FOR IASTE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Menia Room


1:45 PM – 4 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


TOURISM DEVELOPMENT: THE THEMING OF VERNACULAR SETTINGS
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Carol Martin Watts
Kansas State University, Manhattan, U.S.A.

 

Image is Everything: The Development of the Negev Bedouin as a Tourist Attraction
Steven C. Dinero
Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, U.S.A.

 

Architecture and the Production of Postcard Images: Tradition Versus Critical Regionalism in Curitiba
Clara E. Irazabal
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Manufacturing Natural Heritage: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Eric Higgs and Jennifer Cypher
University of Alberta, Edmonton, and York University, Toronto, Canada

 

Celebrating the American Small Town: What Kind of Sell-Out?
June Pauline Williamson
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, U.S.A.

 

The “Night Zone” Storyline: Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay
Heng Chye Kiang
National University of Singapore, Singapore


TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE TRADITIONAL: BETWEEN GLOBAL AND LOCAL
Aswan Room
Chair: Anne Hublin
School of Architecture, Paris Villemin, France

 

Conflict and Reconciliation: On the Cultural Dynamics in the Cairene Public Space
Omar Nagati
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Architectural Principles in the Age of Tourism
Desmond Hui
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

Place versus Space: Global Forces and Local Realities
Basil Kamel
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

A Union of Town Plan, Building Form, Color and Landscape: Grain Towers in the Canadian Prairie
Anna Wegierska Mutin
Washington State University, Pullman, U.S.A.

 

Transformations: Gecekondu as Vernacular Architecture
Hande A. Birkalan
Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A.


PRESERVATION OF BUILDING TYPES
Luxor Room
Chair: Sayed Ettouney
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Towers of Guangdong Province, China
Mui Ho
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

The Vernacular Farmhouses of the Vercors: Between the Urban and the Rural
Laurence Keith Loftin III and Jacqueline G. Victor
University of Colorado, Denver, U.S.A.

 

Historic Revitalization as a Tool for Tourist Attraction: El-Salamlek Palace Hotel in Alexandria, Egypt
Hisham Gabr
United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, U.A.E.

 

Tourism and Changes in a Traditional Building in Iran – The Shrine
G. Hossein Memarian and M. Anwarul Islam
University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.

 

On Preservation of a Countryhouse as Station for Automobiles
Nobuo Mitsuhashi and Nobuyoshi Fujimoto
Utsunomiya University, Japan


4:15 PM – 6:30 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


VERNACULAR SETS: THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AS PROP FOR STAGED EVENTS
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Donald Watts
Kansas State University, Manhattan, U.S.A.

 

From “Ruins” to “Sights”: Archaeology as a Resource in Palmyra, Syria
Layla Al-Zubaidi
Free University, Berlin, U.S.A.

 

Arts Festivals in the Traditional Environment: The Vernacular Setting for Art and as Art
Carol Martin Watts
Kansas State University, Manhattan, U.S.A.

 

“What Have They Done to the Old Homeplace?” Traditional Architecture in the Country Music Industry
Michael Ann Williams
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, U.S.A.

 

Building Hookipa
Spencer Leineweber
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, U.S.A.

 

A Native’s Heritage: Fabricated and Assembled
Nadia Alhasani and Frank Matero
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A.


TRADITION AS PROCESS AND PRACTICE
Aswan Room
Chair: Zakia Shafie
Cairo University, Egypt

 

A Spiritual Celebration of Cultural Heritage
Katharine E. Leigh and Abimbola Asojo
University of Oklahoma, Norman, U.S.A.

 

The Relevance of Traditional Process in Contemporary Architectural Education
Aly Assawee and Nabeel Elhady
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Kura: A Second Tradition
Hajo Neis
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

The Traditional: Producing the Book of Standards for Architecture Offices
Marwan Ghandour
American University in Beirut, Lebanon

 

Traditional Settlements and Urban Design Practice
Peter Bosselmann
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


SITES OF SIGHTS: MUSEUMS OF HERITAGE
Luxor Room
Chair: Michael Landzelius
Goteborg University, Sweden

 

Representing and Re-Presenting the Vernacular – The Open Air Museum
Paul Oliver
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, U.K.

 

Representations of Nubian Culture in Tourism in Aswan: The Village and the Museum
Elizabeth Smith
New York University, New York, U.S.A.

 

The Civil Rights Street Museum Project, Atlanta
Renee Kemp-Rotan and Leah Creque
City of Atlanta, U.S.A.

 

Transition from Space to Place: The Heritage Process in Open Air Museums in England
Antonia Noussia
University of Plymouth, Exeter, U.K.

 

An Archaeological Park for the Syrian Limestone Massif
Attilio Petruccioli
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.


6:30 PM – 6:45 PM
COFFEE BREAK


6:45 PM – 8:00 PM—SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Grand Ballroom

On Islamic Cairo and the Making of the Virtual Cairo Video
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley

SCREENING OF Virtual Cairo, an IASTE video documentary produced for public television


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1998

8:30 AM – 10:15 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CULTURE AND HERITAGE
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Nasamat Abdel Kader
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Paradoxes of Post-Colonial Preservation
Robert Bruegmann
University of Illinois, Chicago, U.S.A.

 

Private Property in Africa: Creation Stories of Economy, State, and Culture
Donald Krueckeberg
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, U.S.A.

 

Tourism Encounters: Inter and Intra Cultural Conflicts and the World’s Largest Industry
Mike Robinson
University of Northumbria, Northumberland, U.K.

 

The Role of Social Movements in the Remaking of Touristic Cities: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Manuel Varela-Michel
Mexico City, Mexico


CONSERVATION, REHABILITATION, AND IMPLEMENTATION
Aswan Room
Chair: Dieter Ackerknecht
City of Zurich, Switzerland

 

Historic Preservation or Perversion?
Dina K. Shehayeb
Housing and Building Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt

 

The Experience of Conservation of the Architectural Heritage in Palestine
Jihad Awad
An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine

 

Tourism, Monument Conservation, and Urban Rehabilitation
Ronald Lewcock
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.A.

 

Adapting Traditional Design Concepts for High Density Settlement Development
Mas Santosa
Institute of Technology Sepuluh, Surabaya, Indonesia


THE CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC IMAGES
Luxor Room
Chair: Jeffrey Cook
Arizona State University, Tempe, U.S.A.

 

Reconstructing a Historic Image: Techniques and Process in Sharjah City
Ahmed M. Salah Ouf
United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE

 

Understanding Tradition: A Socio-Cultural Analysis of Preservation Efforts in Al’Marija, Sharjah
Yasser Elsheshtawy, U.A.E.
United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE

 

Is There Room for Heritage Conservation in Hong Kong, a City of High Land Cost and Rapid Development?
David Lung
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

Reviving Historic Beauty: The Conservation of Jimei School Village in Xiamen, China
Mei Qing
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
COFFEE BREAK


10:30 AM – 12:45 PM
PLENARY SESSION: NOSTALGIA AND THE MANUFACTURE OF HERITAGE
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Colonial Nostalgia and Cultures of Travel: Spaces of Constructed Visibility in Egypt, 1840-2000
Derek Gregory
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

 

Heritage and Housing in Gurna
Timothy Mitchell
New York University, New York, U.S.A.

 

Discussants
Janet Abu-Lughod
New School for Social Research, New York, U.S.A.
Mohsen Barada
Cairo University, Egypt


1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
ISLAMIC CAIRO WALKING TOUR
Bus pick-up at 1 pm at Hotel Sofitel Maadi Entrance (box lunches will be served on board)


7:00 PM – 9:00 PM—RECEPTION
Beit Harawi
Host: Culture Development Fund


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1998

8:30 AM – 10:15 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


INVOCATIONS OF ETHNICITY, NATIONALISM, AND RELIGION IN HERITAGE STRATEGIES
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Robert Mugerauer
University of Texas, Austin, U.S.A.

 

When Tradition Becomes Luxury
Rosemary Latter
Oxford Brookes University, Headington, U.K.

 

Raising the Stakes: Manufactured Heritage, Coast Salish Identity, and Casino Architecture
Caroline Swope
University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

 

The Evolution of Building Traditions: A Look at Bali and Vermont
Sandra Vitzthum
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, U.S.A.

 

Chinese National Identity in Project: The Rebuilding of the Yellow Emperor Mausoleum in Huang Ling
Bruno Fayolle Lussac
Ecole d’Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux, France


THE PRACTICE AND PEDAGOGY OF PRESERVATION
Aswan Room
Chair: Ronald Lewcock
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.A.

 

Place, Visuality, and Kinesthetics: Traditional Experience of Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Central Australia
Michael Tawa
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

 

Noah’s Ark Program: Preservation of the Historic Cultural Patrimony of the Communities Affected by the Ita Hydroelectric Plant
Maria Elisabeth Pereira Rego
Florianapolis, Brazil

 

Pedagogy and Patrimony: Designing for Tourism in World Heritage Sites
James P. Warfield
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

 

Accessing our Heritage: Visitability and the Creation of Visitor-Friendly Sites
J.D. Harrison and K.J. Parker
National University of Singapore, Singapore


PRESERVED LANDSCAPES
Luxor Room
Chair: Dominique Bonnamour Lloyd
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.A.

 

La Foce: The Re-Creation of the Painter’s Landscape in Southern Tuscany
Morna Livingston
Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

 

Spatial Patterning and Tourism on Mount Bromo, Indonesia
Endang Titi Sunarti Darjosanjoto and Frank E. Brown
University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.

 

The Linear Urban Spaces and Paths in Historic Cairo
Soheir Zaki Hawas
Cairo University, Egypt

 

The Submersion of Daily Life – Nova Ponte, Brazil
Alicia Duarte Penna
Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil


10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
COFFEE BREAK


10:30 AM – 12:45 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


HISTORICAL ENCOUNTERS: IDENTITY, HERITAGE, AND REPRESENTATION
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Morna Livingston
Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, U.S.A.

 

Site and Citation: Guidebooks and the Tourist Gaze
Anne Bush
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA

 

“The English Patient” Revisited
Heba Farouk Ahmed
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

An Architectural Portrait of Jerusalem: The Manipulation of Tradition in the Architecture of the British Mandate in Palestine
Ron Fuchs
Technion, Haifa, Israel

 

Remember the Palace: Different Gender Identities in Historical Memoirs of the Phaya-Thai Palace, Thailand
Vimalin Rujivacharakul
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

The “Rectification” of Documents of Architecture: The Case of Ouigour Architecture in Xinjiang
Jean-Paul Loubes
Ecole d’Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux, France


INVOCATIONS OF TRADITION IN PEDAGOGY
Aswan Room
Chair: William Bechhoefer
University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.

 

Hogan-House Prototypes for Persistence
Jeffrey Cook
Arizona State University, Tempe, U.S.A.

 

History Telling Through Garden Design: A Design Process for a Public Garden in Port Said
Dalila ElKerdany
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Invocations of Tradition: The Recent Work of Charles Correa
Soumyen Bandyopadhyay
University of Liverpool, U.K.

 

Place-Making Through the Design of Building Enclosures
Dominique Bonnamour-Lloyd
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.A.

 

A Tradition in Transition: Ali Tur in Guadeloupe, 1929-1937
Anne Hublin and Christian Galpin
School of Architecture, Paris Villemin, France, and Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Guadeloupe


PLANNING FOR THE LIVING HERITAGE
Luxor Room
Chair: Mui Ho
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Traditional Versus Informal Design Process in Urban Housing Generation
Hisham Amr Bahgat and Aly Mohamed ElSawy
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Documenting the Living Heritage
Mohamed S. Khairy and Dina K. Shehayeb
Housing and Building Research Center, Cairo, Egypt

 

Global Forces, Local Trends, and Urban Design: Requalifying Places for Shopping and Tourism in Rio de Janeiro
Vicente del Rio
Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, and Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

The Integration of Historic Preservation and Urban Planning: Criteria for Al Abbasseya District
Sahar Attia and Shahdan Shabka
Cairo University, Egypt


12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
BREAK


1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
PLENARY SESSION: TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT: EGYPTIAN PERSPECTIVES
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Jean-Paul Bourdier
University of California, U.S.A.

 

Exploiting Architectural Heritage in Touristic Development: Cultural Disparity and Visual Preferences
Nasamat Abdel Kader and Sayed M. Ettouney
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Local Tourism and Regional Development in Egypt: The Northwest Coast
Donald P. Cole and Soraya Altorki
American University in Cairo, Egypt

 

DISCUSSANT
Khaled Asfour
Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.


3 PM – 4:30 PM—SPECIAL PANELS AND WORKSHOPS


GLOBALIZATION, THE EMERGENCE OF INFORMATION SOCIETIES, AND PLACELESS TRADITIONS
Aswan Room
Chair: Robert Mugerauer
University of Texas, Austin, U.S.A.

 

Housing, Complexities of Tradition and Modernity
Ibrahim M.I. Al-But’hie
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Building, Aesthetics, and Technology
Akel Ismail Kahera
University of Texas, Austin, U.S.A.

 

Housing in the Age of Technology
Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj
Hallaj and Associates, Aleppo, Syria

 

Technological Openings to Each Other
Robert Mugerauer
University of Texas, Austin, U.S.A.


UPGRADING AND CONSERVATION OF CAIRO: CASE-STUDIES OF ZAMALEK
Luxor Room
Chair: Dalila ElKerdany
Cairo University, Egypt

 

Concept of Value: The Case of Zamalek
The Urban Development of Zamalek
Architectural Evolution of Zamalek: Periods/ Styles/ Architects
Sustainable Urban Development: Problems and Strategies
Urban Design as a Tool for Conservation and Upgrading
Maisa Mahmoud, Dalila ElKerdany, and Aly Gabr
Cairo University, Egypt


4:30 PM – 4:45 PM
COFFEE BREAK


4:45 PM – 6:15 PM—FINAL PLENARY PANEL
Grand Ballroom
Chairs: Jean-Paul Bourdier and Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

Commentators:
Janet Abu-Lughod
New School for Social Research, New York, U.S.A.

 

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

 

Discussants:
Stanford Anderson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.

 

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

 

Derek Gregory
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

 

Timothy Mitchell
New York University, New York, U.S.A.


7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
NILE CRUISE RECEPTION
Host: Ministry of Tourism
Bus Pick-up at 6:30 pm at Hotel Sofitel Maadi Entrance


IASTE 2002: Photos from the Conference

Berkeley Dean Harrison Fraker with Hong Kong alumni

Berkeley Dean Harrison Fraker with Hong Kong alumni

IASTE 2002

Keynote session at IASTE 2002, Hong Kong

Keynote session at IASTE 2002, Hong Kong

Reception hosted by Hong Kong chapter of Berkeley Alumni Association

Reception hosted by Hong Kong chapter of Berkeley Alumni Association

IASTE advisory board dinner

IASTE advisory board dinner

Jeff Cook, on left, who generously endowed the Jeff Cook award fund

Jeff Cook, on left, who generously endowed the Jeff Cook award fund

Dean Harrison Fraker of UC Berkeley receiving recognition from Dean David Lung of Hong Kong University

IASTE conference staff

IASTE conference staff

Paul Oliver receiving IASTE Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul Oliver receiving IASTE Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor AlSayyad, Opening Reception

Professor AlSayyad, Opening Reception

Professor AlSayyad at Reception

Professor AlSayyad at Reception

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Duncunson with Professors AlSayyad & Stallmeyer

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Duncunson with Professors AlSayyad & Stallmeyer

Dean Harrison Fraker with Romola Sanyal and Erica Leak

Dean Harrison Fraker with Romola Sanyal and Erica Leak

Professors Nasser, El-Sheshtawy & AlSayyad

Professors Nasser, El-Sheshtawy & AlSayyad

Professor Mark Gillem at reception

Professor Mark Gillem at reception

Professors William Bechhoefer, University of Maryland, with Mr. and Mrs. Kentworthy

Professors William Bechhoefer, University of Maryland, with Mr. and Mrs. Kentworthy

Professor Greig Crysler with Drs. John Stallmeyer and Bill Duncunson

Professor Greig Crysler with Drs. John Stallmeyer and Bill Duncunson

IASTE 2004: Photos from the Conference

Conference Attendees, American University of Sharjah, 2004

Conference Attendees, American University of Sharjah, 2004

IASTE Staff with Berkeley Faculty

IASTE Staff with Berkeley Faculty

American University in Sharjah, U.A.E., host of the 2004 conference

American University in Sharjah, U.A.E., host of the 2004 conference

Main Building, Keynote panels

Main Building, Keynote panels

AUS, School of Architecture

AUS, School of Architecture

HH Shaikh Qassimi of Sharjah with Professor AlSayyad & Dean Lie

HH Shaikh Qassimi of Sharjah with Professor AlSayyad & Dean Lie

Shaikh Qassimi in conversation with Professor AlSayyad

Shaikh Qassimi in conversation with Professor AlSayyad

HH Shaikh Qassimi presenting Professor AlSayyad and Dean John Lie with AUS plaque

HH Shaikh Qassimi presenting Professor AlSayyad and Dean John Lie with AUS plaque

Stage for plenary talks

Stage for plenary talks

A plenary panel - Professors Margaret Crawford, Greig Crysler, Peter Marcuse and Nadia Alhasani

A plenary panel – Professors Margaret Crawford, Greig Crysler, Peter Marcuse and Nadia Alhasani

Erica Leak, 2004 conference coordinator, with Stephanie Chou, Mark Gillem and Maria Moreno

Erica Leak, 2004 conference coordinator, with Stephanie Chou, Mark Gillem and Maria Moreno

Skyline of Dubai on the way to Sharjah

Skyline of Dubai on the way to Sharjah

Nezar AlSayyad & Mark Gillem on conference tour

Nezar AlSayyad & Mark Gillem on conference tour

Professors Gareth Jones, Greig Crysler, Christine Boyer, Peter Marcuse and Howayda Al-Harithy in the final plenary session

Professors Gareth Jones, Greig Crysler, Christine Boyer, Peter Marcuse and Howayda Al-Harithy in the final plenary session

Award ceremony - Professor Nadia Alhasani presiding

Award ceremony – Professor Nadia Alhasani presiding

Conference trip to Muscat

Conference trip to Muscat

Muscat souqs

Muscat souqs

Desert Safari - Closing Reception

Desert Safari – Closing Reception. From right to left: Ali Raouf, Dell Upton, Yasser El-Sheshtawy, Hesham Khairy, Noha Nasser and Gareth Jones

IASTE 2006: Photos from the Conference

Dean Horyangkura, Coordinator Stacey Murphy, Professor AlSayyad & Keynote Speaker Neumann

Dean Horyangkura, Coordinator Stacey Murphy, Professor AlSayyad & Keynote Speaker Neumann

IASTE 2006

IASTE 2006 Staff

IASTE 2006 Staff

IASTE Lunch

IASTE Lunch

Jeff Cook Award ceremony

Jeff Cook Award ceremony

Final keynote panel

Final keynote panel

Dean Horyangkura with Professor AlSayyad

Dean Horyangkura with Professor AlSayyad

Official Conference Opening with Thai Princess HRH Mahachakri Sirindhorn

Official Conference Opening with Thai Princess HRH Mahachakri Sirindhorn

IASTE 2010: Photos from the Conference

IASTE 2010 staff

IASTE 2010 staff at the hotel in Beirut.

Registration

Registration Desk, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

Professors Roy, AlSayyad, Pinder & Gillem.

Professors Roy, AlSayyad, Pinder & Gillem.

Keynote speaker Professor Ananya Roy.

Keynote speaker Professor Ananya Roy.

Conference Director Professor Howayda Al-Harithy, American University of Beirut.

Conference Director Professor Howayda Al-Harithy, American University of Beirut.

UC Berkeley Dean Jennifer Wolch presenting the Jeff Cook award to Berkeley student Muna Guvenc.

UC Berkeley Dean Jennifer Wolch presenting the Jeff Cook award to Berkeley student Muna Guvenc.

IASTE Director Mark Gillem & David Moffat, TDSR Managing Editor.

IASTE Director Mark Gillem & David Moffat, TDSR Managing Editor.

 Theme session.

Theme session.

Professor Mrinalini Rajagopalan, University of Pittsburgh.

Professor Mrinalini Rajagopalan, University of Pittsburgh.

Professor Romola Sanyal, University of Newcastle.

Professor Romola Sanyal, University of Newcastle.

Professors Hesham Khairy & Heba Ahmed of Cairo University.

Professors Hesham Khairy & Heba Ahmed of Cairo University.

Professors Gillem, AlSayyad and Al-Harithy at Saha, Beirut.

Professors Gillem, AlSayyad and Al-Harithy at Saha, Beirut.

Berkeley conference participants at Saha, Beirut.

Berkeley conference participants at Saha, Beirut.

IASTE trip to Damascus, December 2010.

IASTE trip to Damascus, December 2010.

IASTE 1992 Conference Description

DEVELOPMENT VS  T R A D I T I O N

The Cultural Ecology of Dwellings and Settlements

Conference Description

The fast-paced social transformations experienced by contemporary societies have radically challenged the cultural integrity and cohesion of their built environments. The massive and on-going effects of modernization on the ecosystems, cultural identities and traditional settlements are increasingly urging scholars and practitioners to investigate the dynamics of societal change. In the context of this urgency, the International Association for  the Study of Traditional Environments’ (IASTE’s) Third Conference will focus on the dialectic tension and potential balance between development and tradition in the built environments.

Continuing on the earlier practice of bringing together specialists from different 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 propose papers or panels which address the general theme of the conference in the following session topics

  • Traditional habitat: ecological adaptation and symbolic meaning.
  • Regionalism, cultural plurality, evolving social values, and the changing forms of vernacular dwellings and settlements
  • Segregation or integration of ethnic diversity and gender in traditional environments
  • External vs internal representations of traditional environments: myths, rituals and perceptions.
  • Rethinking progress: compatibility and tension between economic development and cultural preservation
  • Tourism, commodification of culture, and the dynamics of change in traditional settlements and vernacular landscapes
  • Tourism, preservation and museology: The restoration or reconstruction of historical and archeological environments as a stimulus for change
  • Traditionalism, nationalism, and the creation of the image.
  • Cultural dilemmas: Transformation vs conservation of colonial urban form
  • Post-colonialism and the Post-modern condition: the impact of globalization on traditional environments

Pre-registration Information

Interested colleagues are invited to submit a short 500-word (one page/single-spaced) abstract. Authors should also specify the session topic for their paper. Proposals for complete panels, workshops, poster sessions, and exhibits are also welcomed. Submitted material should be accompanies by a brief curriculum vitae of the contributor. Authors with accepted abstracts will be asked to prepare a full length paper (20-25 pages, double-spaced) including diagrams, photographs and drawings. Following a blind peer-review process, papers may be accepted for publication and/or presentation only. Contributors are also encouraged to submit copies of books and other published work for exhibition. Please send all material by Air Mail. All submissions must be in English, which is the language of the conference. However, French may be used for the oral presentation of papers at the conference, subject to the availability of simultaneous translation.

Please send all enquiries to:

IASTE 2000

Center for Environmental Design Research

390 Wurster Hall

University of California

Berkeley, CA 94720-1839, USA

Phone:  510.642.6801/510.642.2896

Fax: 510.643.5571

E-mail:    iaste@uclink4.berkeley.edu

Organizing Committee

Nezar AlSayyad, Conference C0-Director, University of California, Berkeley

Jean-Paul Bourdier, Conference Co-Director, University of California, Berkeley

Anne Hublin, Conference Chair, Ecole D’Architecture, Paris, France

Karen Bowie, Conference Co-Chair, Ecole D’Architecture, Paris, France

Bernard Haumont & Daniele Valabregue, Ministere de l’Equipement, du Logement, des Transports et de l’Espace, Paris, France

Nora Watanabe, Conference Administrator, University of California, Berkeley

Conference Sponsors

  • Ministere de l’Equipement, du Logement, des Transports et de l’Espace
  • Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Villemin
  • Center for Environmental Design Research, University of California, Berkeley

IASTE 1994 Conference Description

Value in Tradition
The Utility of Research on Identity and Sustainability

Conference Description
The world of traditional settlements has long demonstrated various patterns of sustainability and a balance between continuity and change. In contrast, the modern world is torn by paradoxes and conflicts born out of the drive for technological advancement, the demand for redistribution of scarce resources, and the need to construct identities in the face of inequitable relationships of power. Accordingly, the fourth conference of the International Association of the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) will focus on the dilemmas of building sustainable environments and analyzing community and ethnic identities in the nations of a global, post-colonial, post-Cold War world. The debate will be centered on whether traditional environments, seen not as the static legacy of the past but as a model for the critical reinterpretation of the present, can provide clues that will help us move beyond the present impasse.

IASTE is dedicated to understanding the wholeness and integrity of traditional environments and their adaptation and response to change. Once again it invites specialists from different cultures and regions in such disciplines as architecture, art history, anthropology, archeology, folklore, geography, history, planning, sociology, urban studies, and other related areas, to propose papers or panels which address the general theme of the utility of research on traditional environments, according to the following topics:

THE USES OF TRADITION IN BUILDING COMMUNITY AND NATIONAL IDENTITIES

  • Tradition and Identity in Post-Colonial Nation Building
  • Representation of the Notion of Tradition in Nation and Community Building
  • Persistence of Colonialism in Development Practices
  • Reuse and Reinterpretation of Foreign Traditions
  • Effects of Globalization on Traditional Settlements
  • Reenvisiting Traditional Identities in the Aftermath of Disasters

THE USES OF TRADITION IN BUILDING SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTS

  • Technological Innovations in Traditional Forms
  • The Applicability of Traditional-Environment Research to Issues in Planning and Design.
  • Traditional Environments as Models for Building Alternatives to Contemporary Urban Problems
  • Tourism and its Impact on the Commodification and Demise of Sustainable Traditional Settlements

METHODS IN TRADITIONAL-ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH

  • Psychology of Perception and Representation in the Study of Traditional Environments
  • Changing Methodologies in the Field of Traditional-Environment Research
  • Tradition as Ideology in the Physical Environment
  • Tradition as the Critical Reinterpretation of the Past
  • Uses and Misuses: Tradition as a Value-Neutral Activity
  • The Uses of Tradition in Architectural Education

Conference Schedule
Deadline for receipt of abstracts and a C.V.- February 15, 1994
Notification of accepted abstracts for conference presentation– April 15, 1994
Deadline for receipt of completed papers – July 1, 1994
Notification of accepted papers for possible publication in the IASTE Working Papers Series: October 1, 1994
Deadline for receipt of revised papers November 1, 1994.
Conference Committee
Professor Nezar AlSayyad
, Conference Director, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Jean-Paul Bourdier, Conference Directors, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Ali Bousnina, President, University of Tunis
Professor Mohamed El Bahi, Conference Director, ITAAUT
Professor Amor Khodja, ITAAUT

Sessions Committee
Dieter Ackerknecht, Nadia Alhasani, Saleh Al-Hathloul, Tarik Al-Soliman, William Bechhoefer, Hugh Burgess, Pierre Clement, Jefferey Cook, Mohamed El-Sioufi, Mui Ho, Carol Martin-Watts, Michael Kaplan, Heng Chye Kiang, Paul Oliver, Marcela Pizzi, Ahmad Reffat, Manuel Teixeira, Donald Watts.

Conference Sponsors
Center for Environmental Design Research, University of California, Berkeley
Institut Technologique d’Art, d’Architecture, et d’Urbanisme de Tunis (ITAAUT)
University of Tunis II, Ministere de l’Education et des Sciences
Ministere de l’Equipement et de l’Habitat. Tunis
Ministere de l’Environment et de l’Amenegement du Territoire
L’Association des Anciens de l’ITAAUT
Send all inquiries to:
IASTE ’94 Conference
Center for Environmental Design Research
University of California, Berkeley
390 Wurster Hall, #1839
Berkeley, CA 94720-1839
Tel: 510.642.2896
Fax: 510.643.5571
 

IASTE 1996 Conference Description

IDENTITY, TRADITION AND BUILT FORM
THE ROLE OF CULTURE IN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Conference Description
As the twenty-first century approaches, traditional settlements in both developed and developing countries are facing major challenges created by both local and global pressures. Massive urbanization and suburbanization, the spread of consumerism, of transnationalization of capital, the internationalization of labor, and the growth of expatriate migrant populations and ethnic minorities are among the processes that have irrevocably changed the forms of traditional settlements.

Globalization trends and increased communication have additionally created, in the latter part of this century, a world system which is ripe with cultural conflict. Some argue that the world is becoming a singular economic entity characterized by its informationally interconnected modes of production and exchange under a predominantly capitalist order. Within this paradigm, tradition loses its relevance as culture becomes more informationally based and less place rooted. Yet there are those who argue that culture can never be placeless, and that development scenarios must always be based on recognizing the placeness of culture and the regional value of tradition.

As a means of maintaining their identity, many nations and communities have resorted to their traditions, religion, and ethnic roots as primary ways of identifying their collective selves. Other nations, becoming more inclusive of the “other,” have accepted a redefinition of their identity by embracing hybridity and recognizing the multicultural dimensions of their constituent groups.

IASTE has always been dedicated to studying traditional dwellings and settlements as a means of exploring the conflicts brought about by the necessity of adaptation and change. Once again, it invites specialists from different nations in such disciplines as architecture, art history,  anthropology, archaeology, folklore, geography, history, planning, sociology, urban studies, and related areas to propose papers and panels which address the following themes:

  • Tradition as a means of maintaining identity in the face of change and the effects of the rise of nationalism, ethnicity, and religion on the built environment.
  • Multiculturalism and hybridity as new paradigms for the invention of tradition and embracing the culture of the “other” and the effects  of such practices on the built environment.
  • Tradition in the age of globalization and communication, and the impact of placeless culture on the built environment.
  • The role of culture in the development of communities of communications and the uses of tradition in the creation and improvement of the built environment.
  • Elements of the traditional built environment and the representations of identity

Conference Schedule
Deadline for receipt of abstracts and a C.V.- February 15, 1996
Notification of accepted abstracts for conference presentationApril 15, 1996
Deadline for receipt of completed papers for possible publication in the IASTE Working Papers Series- July 1, 1996
Deadline for receipt of revised papers November 1, 1996.

Conference Directors
Professor Nezar AlSayyad, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Jean-Paul Bourdier, University of California, Berkeley

Conference Sponsors
Center for Environmental Design Research, University of California, Berkeley
Institutes for International and Area Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Institute for Urban and Regional Development, University of California, Berkeley
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Conference Host
College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley

Send all inquiries to:
IASTE ’96
Center for Environmental Design Research
University of California, Berkeley
390 Wurster Hall, #1839
Berkeley, CA 94720-1839
Tel: 510.642.2896
Fax: 510.643.5571