IFAU19 – 3rd International Forum for Architecture and Urbanism
Modernisation and Globalization
Challenges and Opportunities in Architecture, Urbanism, Cultural Heritage
Tirana, November 21-23, 2019
After the first edition of the IFAU 2017 – International Forum on Architecture and Urbanism organised in Tirana, and the second edition of the IFAU 2018 organised in Pescara, Italy, the Polytechnic University of Tirana – Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU) is organising the third edition:
IFAU 2019 – International Forum on Architecture and Urbanism in Tirana, Albania on November 21 – 23, 2019, with the theme “Modernization and Globalization.”
IFAU 2019 – 3rd International Forum on Architecture and Urbanism aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Architecture, Urbanism, Cultural Heritage within Modernization and Globalization trends of XXI century. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted for the Modernization and Globalization in the Cities in Transition.
The third edition is expanding the horizon by introducing a series of overlapping visions spanning the recently institutionalised Adriatic – Ionian Euroregion, now extended to the Balkan and South East European region. The Forum will concentrate on Architecture, Urbanism, Cultural Heritage located in contexts and territories that reveal their tendencies to Modernization and Globalization.
Modernisation and Globalization in Architecture, Urbanism and Heritage provide a multi-faceted analysis that is based on the understandings of architects and urban planners working in both the developed and developing countries traditions.
Globalisation is a broad concept not only concerning the diversity of regions, cultures, and actors but also concerning the diversity of analytical approaches that can be employed to study it. During the past decade, notions of globalisation have displaced familiar discourses of modernisation.
We consider Modernization and Globalization as a process that naturally links the past, the present and the future – as a bridge between the past and the future. Current events such as the cultural heritage protection crisis illustrate that the discussion should not be confined to specific geographic regions or narrowly defined analysis methods but in a broader and deeper search spectrum.
The research presented in this forum embraces the need to cover a variety of aspects and dimensions of Modernization and Globalization in Architecture, Urbanism and Cultural Heritage, to see both its local and its global manifestations. From our perspective, globalisation studies imply research that is not just limited to the most popular spheres of globalisation but also includes the study of global problems such as sustainable development, cultural heritage, and so on. In summary, the distinctive character of the Modernization and Globalization is that it delivers a large international and multicultural thematic issues associated with Architecture, Urbanism and Cultural Heritage, including their impact on particular cultural-geographic regions.
The Modernization and Globalization of territories and cities in transition is the object of this Forum.
Through contributions from colleagues and scholars from different international universities the intention is to explore different interpretations of contexts, to study processes of Modernization and Globalization in territories and cities in transition, to define strategies for urban transformation and to confront issues raised by environmental and architectural sustainability, all framed by an up-to-date and contemporary vision of the entire Adriatic-Ionian and Balkan region. Culture and the strength of ideas are viewed as the essential tools for building bridges between knowledge and for rediscovering, in a new relationship between Architecture, Urbanism and Cultural Heritage, the key to interpreting the processes transforming territories and cities.
The Forum will be structured as a CALL FOR PAPERS/CALL FOR POSTERS subject to peer review by a team of distinguished professors from the promoting universities.
All accepted Papers and Posters will be presented during the FORUM and included in a peer-reviewed volume complete with an ISBN code.
Only the authors of the accepted Papers and Posters will pay an Early Bird Registration Fee by June 28th, 2019 and Regular Registration Fee by September 20th, 2019 following the indications stated below.
The conference program will include the topic of interest that include, but are not limited to:
- GLOBAL / LOCAL MODERNIZATIONS
- XXth CENTURY MODERNISM AND THE QUESTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
- PHENOMENA OF RE-GENERATION, REVITALIZATION, RECYCLE, REUSE
- MODERNIZATION/ GLOBALIZATION OF URBAN PLANNING/DESIGN AND LANDSCAPES
- MODERN HOUSING
- MODERN DESIGNING AND DAILY LIFE/UNIVERSAL DESIGN
- UTILIZATION OF FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES
- SUSTAINABILITY IN THE ERA OF MODERNIZATION/ GLOBALIZATION
DATES AND PLACE
The IFAU 2019 – International Forum on Architecture and Urbanism– Modernization and Globalization will take place in Tirana (Albania) at the Polytechnic University of Tirana – Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU) on November 21st– 23rd, 2019.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Abstracts submission for Papers and Posters June 5th, 2019
Notification of Acceptance Abstracts June 25th, 2019
Submission of Final Paper and Research Posters July 25th, 2019
Notification of Acceptance Final Papers and Posters September 15th, 2019
Registration Deadline September 20th, 2019
Early Birds Payment of Registration Fees June 28th, 2019
Payment of Registration Fees September 20th, 2019
Forum Dates November 21st– 23rd, 2019
Paper Submission for Publication December 20th, 2019
English and Italian