CFP: Urbanism at Borders

CALL FOR PAPERS & DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS Interdisciplinary Global Workshop for Research Network
September 5, 6, 7 & 8 (tour), 2018, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Borders Discourse Foci
Border research emphases on the discourse analysis on critical issues and connotation of separation - demarcation – segregation and conflicts and translated and theorizing these issues in various patterns of urbanism. Borders determine the degree of how regions are positioned in the global maps with the condition with which regions are valued, categorised and marked by its capacity to create individual geographical identities and unique settlement patterns. Borders define socially and economically incompatible systems that influence the nature of mobility of goods, human traffic, and economic transactions that suggest temporal, subdued, blurring socio-cultural entities defined by urban orders. Borders create these blurring urban orders along its boundaries defined by lack of cohesiveness with either sides of a border.
Borders are more than geographically defined separations, but accounts of metamorphoses and metaphors that two neighbouring states are defined by the economy, politics, culture, and religion – manifested by its typological entities.
Borders Research Issues
Typologies under investigations
Mapping Borders reflecting on the following issues:
• Characteristics of social displacement at the borders
• Transient/temporal settlement
• Typologies and Form of Settlement
• Conflict and Cultural hybridity
• The architecture of weak forms on borderlines
• Regenerative architecture as a socio-cultural policy
• A phenomenology of generic places
• Borders invoke centres: is there a new foundation?
• The occupation of place: between reality and authorities
• Crisis communication and the 'architecture' of media
• Quick solutions: the printed habitat
• New Social formation/Social Capital
Registration for the Forum:
1. Early Bird registration: £200 on or before 30 January 2018
2. Student registration: £100 on or before 30 January 2018
3. Student late registration: £150 after 30 January 2018
4. Late registration: £250 after 30 January 2018
5. Registration includes attendance in opening dinner, lunch/snacks for sessions, papers from the conference
6. Tour on 8 September 2018 (optional): City centre and Castle in Aberdeen (Coordinated and narrated by Professor William Alvis Brogden, author of 'A City's Architecture: Aberdeen as 'Designed City'')
7. Registration for the tour is mandatory on or before 5 September 2018 with £25 deposit that includes bus and snacks
Please arrange for your payment and register online: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
For any questions please get in touch with:

Urbanism at Border Secretariat:
Helen Aggasild
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment
Robert Gordon University
Sir Ian Wood Building, Riverside East
Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ, Scotland, UK

Urbanism at Border Convenors & Editors:
Dr Quazi Mahtab Zaman, Aberdeen.
Dr Igea Troiani, Oxford,

Abstract format:
• One A4 page stating the core theme, objectives, methods, case study for paper submission or documentary film submission. These could be findings of a specific theme on 'urbanism at borders', using maximum 300 words, 11 fonts, single spacing, indicating title (no more than 10 words), keywords, author/s names, affiliation, contact email, references if relevant.
• Abstract and full paper will be peer-reviewed by the workshop panellists.
• Send abstract by email or post on or before 20 December 2017 to:
Helen Aggasild
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment
Robert Gordon University
Sir Ian Wood Building, Riverside East
Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ, Scotland, UK
à Full paper description will be posted later after the abstract selection has been completed by January 2018. The outline of the paper will follow the book format of The Urban Book Series, Springer Publishing, Switzerland.
à Confirmation of acceptance of paper/short film subject abstract: 30 January 2018
à Full paper submission/film submission: 30 June 2018
à Papers should be presented in PowerPoint presentation extracting the core information on the paper.
à Short film documentary should be available to present alongside paper presentation.
à Analysis on documentary film should be accompanied by short paper (description will be posted later). In publication, the film will be available as snapshot of selected footings, with a link for full digital films.
à Films can be black & white or colour, in any methods, mobile footage, and full edited film with narrations or text descriptions on each context on the urbanism at borders.

Full details:

Lucie K. Morisset