CALL FOR PAPERS / CALL FOR ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS
Symposium / Call for Papers
CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Overview / Borders in Architecture
We live in a world where several “borders” exist between the body and the soul, the man and the city, the building and the environment. May these borders be visible or invisible, they restrict the inner world of our consciousness together with the outer world with which we interact. In the search of new forms and methods, as designers, we need to understand the underlying geopolitical, ecological, urban and moral scenarios that shape the borders. Borders, boundaries, barriers, limits or edges, whatever we may call them, then may become inputs for designing new interfaces and intersections in the production of architectural / urban form and space.
CAUMME PAUMME 2018 addresses the meaning and the design approaches of borders in the theory and practice of architecture. What are the social, cultural, philosophical, political, economic and aesthetic reasons for spatial segregation within contemporary territories and cities? In the world of globalization and networks of exchange, what are the new limitations of space? What are alienating differences between interior and exterior, private and public, urban and suburban, local and global, real and virtual? Are spatial definitions and divisions more likely to weaken (if not totally erased) by effects of globalization and mobility, similar to the dissolution of borders between countries? Or, are local practices and measures likely to become more apparent with emerging trends such as sustainability and issues of identity?
CAUMME PAUMME 2018 calls for researchers and practitioners from various disciplines including architecture and design, engineering and technology, social, cultural and political studies, art and humanities to rethink the meaning of “borders”. Under ‘Symposium Tracks’ menu you can find the main symposium tracks with related keywords which can further be broadened by authors.
Selected papers will be re-reviewed for consideration for publication in a special issue of CAUMME III on Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research.
Architectural Projects Exhibition / Call for Architectural Projects
PROJECTS OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Architectural theory and research can only find a substantial body through practice. Hence all project stages that architects go through, such as design inspirations, functional diagrams, sketching and drafting, collaboration with customers, drafters and clients, adaptation of experimental, digital and technological innovations etc. are open for further exploration.
PAUMME 2018 – Projects of Architecture & Urbanism in the Mediterranean & the Middle East will hold an exhibition and roundtable discussion in November 2018 at Bahçeşehir University North Campus. Anyone interested in displaying their projects is welcome to participate in the exhibition to share their work. All submitted projects will be exhibited as long as they meet the format and content requirements. The submitted projects can be built or unbuilt work done within the past 10 years and should display experimental architectural/urban design features that are located anywhere in the world.