ICONARCH – III, International Congress of Architecture 3
“MEMORY OF PLACE IN ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING”

Themes

 

1. MEMORY OF COMMUNITY

Ø  Urban Events, traces of events,

Ø  Urban rituals/habits, celebrations and spaces

Ø  Memory Gentrification

Ø  Social-cultural and physical transformation

 

2. URBAN PALIMPSEST

Ø  Understanding Time Effect, Past-Present & Future Memories

Ø  Relations between the past experience  and the present of the places

Ø  Memory layers in Architectural & Urban Heritage

Ø   Conservation, restoration & documentation

 

3. AMNESIA IN THE MODERN CITY

Ø  Discontinuities & interruptions in urban memory

Ø  Dialectic of remembering and forgetting the past

Ø  Social-cultural and physical transformation of urban Space

ØCritiques of memory

 

4. MEMORIES FROM THE USERS’ PERSPECTIVE

Ø  Chilhood places, Individual and collective memories related buildings and cities

Ø  Objective and subjective evaluations about urban memory

Ø  Memories of children, elderly, disabled people and others

Ø  Memory makers-memory consumers

 

5. SEMANTIC, PICTORIAL & SYMBOLIC CONTEXT 

Ø  Urban Semiology, Imaginability, Urban image

Ø  Design of public memorials, monuments, landmarks, museums

Ø  Urban Values in Memories; values of specific places

Ø  Sensory factors in making memories

Ø  Perceptual knowledge, place attachment

Ø  Literature and memories Art-Historical Analysis of Cityscapes

Ø  Urban Cartography, Tangible & Intangible values

Ø  Physical, Symbolic & Spiritual Memories, Representations

 

6. ECOLOGICAL CONTEXT

Ø  Social-ecological memories, Importance of ecological identities in urban memory

Ø  Importance of cultural heritage, cultural identity, cultural sustainability

Ø  Ecological memory, sustainability

Ø  Memory landscapes

 

7. METHODOLOGICAL CONTEXT

Ø  Measurement methods for urban memory,

Ø  Memory collection techniques

Ø  Memory mapping, memory maps,

Ø  Methods for mediation and participation

 

8. TOWARDS NEW URBAN MEMORY

Ø  Re-building,Re-defining, Re-storing, Re-production,  Re-creation, Re-using, Re-establishing

Ø  Renewal, regeneration, Re-shaping, Re-forming

Ø  Re-imagination of buildings & cities, New technologies & urban memory relations

Ø  Role of architects and planners in the new era, New meanings of places, Brand cities

 

9. POLITICS OF SPACE /COLLECTIVE MEMORY

Ø  Memory of politics or  The politics of Memory, social & political identity

Ø  Social & Cultural & Collective Memory

Ø  Physical, perceptual & conceptual traces in built environment

Ø  Displacement of Urban Spaces

 

10. ARCHITECTURAL& URBAN MEMORY IN CINEMA

Ø  Collective Memory of the City through Film

Ø  Role of the Documentary in Architectural Memory-Making

Ø  Remembering and Forgetting the Built Environment Using the Moving Image