The purpose of this international conference is to discuss the current research on the history of holiday camps in Europe between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with particular consideration of contemporary reuse and restoration strategies of this architectural heritage.
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Reconstructed cities, cities under reconstruction
Taking as a starting point the cities of Brest and Dresden, whose histories reveal common trajectories, the project aims to offer a new perspective that updates the knowledge and historiography of urban history, particularly that of reconstruction.
The Architecture of Copies | Copies of Architecture
The confrerence aims to revisit the borders between the copy and the prototype, acts of imitation and of variation, and to examine the knowledge production and preservation processes involved in the act of architectural replication and other attendant phenomena.
Para-Colonial – Colonial – Post-Colonial: Influences and Transactions in the Architecture of Oceania (1840-1990)
The contributions of this conference attempt to link their concrete architectural case studies of buildings, ensembles and urbanist projects with reflections on the influences of and transactions between locals and foreigners, colonials and colonised, and their changing allegiances, even across changing political powers.
The Gift of Architecture: Spaces of Global Socialism and their Afterlives
By focusing on their continuous appropriation by inhabitants and users in Africa and Asia, this conference and the resulting publication will offer a more differentiated genealogy of global urbanisation and its architecture.
The garden, its pavilions and aviaries
L’art des jardins dans les civilisations de l’Europe et de l’Asie orientale
Alpine Landscapes in Transformation: Infrastructure, Culture, and Climate
Located at the crossroads of Europe, the transformations of the fragile Alpine environment need to be questioned.
Acting Institutions: Agents, Actors, and Authorities in Modern Architecture (between the 1890s and 1930s)
The objective of this conference is to expand the field of architectural historiography by adding largely under-represented institutional actors as well as their agencies and practices to the common narratives of modern architecture.
Australasia and the Global Turn in Architectural History
A symposium exploring the expansion of the new edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture that encompass Australasia.
Architecture and Real Estate: Historical Perspectives
This international conference proposes to discuss the processes and products of real estate development by foregrounding them as objects of architectural and urban history.
International Expositions: Looking to the Past, Seeing the Future
The symposium has range of speakers from Australia to Argentina with topics from Environment to Empire.
Using What We Have: Architectural Histories of Fragments, Ruins, Rationed Resources and Obsolete Spaces
Organised into two sessions, the morning session addresses historic traditions and the afternoon examines current theoretical and practical approaches informed by architectural history research.