IDENTITY, TRADITION, AND BUILT FORM
THE ROLE OF CULTURE IN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments
Dec. 14 - 17, 1996
Berkeley CA (USA)
Themes in particular:
- Globalisation and increased communication at the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century and their impacts on traditional habitats
- Tradition as a means of maintaining identity in the face of change and the effects of the rise of nationalism, ethnicity and religion on the build environment.
- Multiculturalism and hybridity as new paradigms for the invention of tradition and embracing the culture of the 'other' and the effects of such practices on the built environment.
- Tradition in the age of globalization and communication, and the impact of placeless culture on the built environment.
- The role of culture in the development of communities and the uses of tradition in the creation and improvement of the built environment.
- Elements of the traditional built environment and the representation of identity.
Specialists from the following disciplines are invited to propose papers and panels :
Architecture, art history, anthropology, archaeology, folklore studies, geography, history, planning, sociology, urban studies and related areas
IASTE 96 Conference Centre
for Environmental Design Research
Univ. of California
390 Wurster Hall, #1839
Berkeley, CA 94720-1839
tel 510 642 2896
Fax: 510 643 5571
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