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A Question of Time. In Search of Temporal Strategies for an Architecture of Transition

Rethinking our disciplines in terms of time and not just space is a challenge that concerns all scales (buildings, cities, landscapes, territories). The magnitude of the challenge calls for openness to other disciplines: history, the arts, philosophy, economics, literature, sociology, and anthropology. Given the scale of the problem, don’t we need to look at things from different angles, and fundamentally reconsider the way in which time shapes space?

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On the Traces of Misery

“Miserabilia” investigates spaces and spectres of misery in the imagination and reality of the contemporary Italian urban context. The main objective is the definition of tools for the recognition and investigation of the tangible and intangible manifestations of misery and the development of methods and languages to narrate and design it.

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Islands: The 40th Annual SAHANZ Conference

The organizers invite proposals that reflect upon the many possible interpretations of islands in architectural history: how islands have influenced the production and reception of architecture, and how architecture has contributed to the formation and transformation of island cultures, identities, and environments.

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