Now open: Early Registration for the “Architectural Electives Affinities; correspondences, transfers, multi/interdisciplinarity” Conference, that will take place at the Faculty for Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo, Brazil between 20-23 March 2013.
Till January, 5th you may take advantage of the discounts compared with the standard registration fees. Please, do so at http://www.fau.usp.br/eahn2013/registration.html.
At the website http://www.fau.usp.br/eahn2013/venue.html you will find accommodation options. As São Paulo is a large city suffering from traffic jams, we strongly recommend the hotels indicated in our overview of hotels, noting that the Lorena Hotel/Flat is the less expensive, but the farther one.
The Conference will propose tours in São Paulo on the March 23th, and Rio de Janeiro following the Conference. Costs and program will be in indicated in our website.
The main goal of this conference is to bring together the Brazilian scholars and the world-wide members of the EAHN in an open dialogue, sharing subjects of common interest as well as methodological approaches. While the theme of the conference reflects this openness, it represents meanwhile a founding topic for the history of Brazil and of other Latin-American countries, also echoing similar situations in other places on the globe. Correspondences, transfers, circulation and migration – of people and ideas – have been fundamental in human culture, architecture included, and are crucial in understanding the relations between Europe and Americas. It is important for the first conference of the EAHN outside Europe to embrace such topics which constitute practically an illustration of one of its major goals: fostering inclusive, transnational, interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the history of the building environment.