CFP: Hybrid Architectures: Case Studies on African Continent (Lisbon, 18-23 July 2016)

HYBRID ARCHITECTURES: CASE STUDIES ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT
Symposium Dates: 18th -23th July 2016
Location: HANGAR – Centro De Investigação Artística, LISBON
Deadline: May 31, 2016
The intention of this conference is to focus on phenomena of architectural or urbanistic hybrid situations as a consequence of imposed absorption of cultural paradigma and interactions that took a different parcourse than initially envisioned.
This symposium will follow paradigmatic cases in regard to living practices on the African Continent, in which present mutated and dysfunctional structures (buildings, environments, living situations and imaginary environments) are revealed to be late consequence of lingering Eurocentric spatialisation.
We invite contributions that built up ‘case studies’ on specific buildings that situate themselves on the cross point of different historic narratives, hybrids that nevertheless catalyze a regenerative power that shifts thinking patterns and converts to new historical paradigms.
The Call is Open for the Formats:
– Lecture (Theoretical contributions, personal histories, architectural projects, etc.)
– Film/Video Submission (Material to be Projected and Presented During the Conference Days).
We expressly invite contributions that trace back and analyze personal histories and place them in larger political narratives. We also encourage the implication of personal documents in regards to buildings, architectural projects or topical initiatives, that have
emerged in the recent past as a response of urbanistic configurations of domination or abusive power structures. In focus are functional solutions in spatial practice, that are intimately known to the speakers.
Please submit your material at: hybrid.cei@iscte.pt
More information: http://cei.iscte-iul.pt/hybrid_architectures/call/

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