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Through local eyes

À travers un regard local

Place-based approaches to emerging architectural, urban design and planning challenges in Africa and the Global South

Approches territoriales des défis émergents en architecture, design urbain et planification en Afrique et dans les pays du Sud Global

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Published on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

The fast paced urbanization and mushrooming of metropolitan areas in Africa and the Global South especially in connection with rights and access to basic services, have attracted much attention in the last decades from the public, local experts, decision-makers and international stakeholders. In parallel, other built environments such as emerging small towns, shrinking cities and rural areas are now experiencing important pressures and changes, and are increasingly coming under the spotlight.

Announcement

Presentation 

The call for participation in the conference ‘Through Local Eyes: Place-based approaches to emerging architectural, urban design and planning challenges in Africa and the Global South’ is now open!

The conference will be held at the EiABC (Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 29 to 31 October 2018.

Practitioners, policy makers, NGOs and scholars are invited to submit proposals for this conference.

We particularly appreciate contributions that are based on an empirical confrontation with reality and that aim to:

  1. singling out site-based local/urban practices and development strategies, emphasising their adaptation/conformity/proximity to their specific geographic setting (rural, suburban, urban, metropolitan, etc.);
  2. challenging the assumptions of modernist and/or dominant architectural and planning theories and their use in situations radically different from those for which such theories were devised in the first place;
  3. testing and formulating new and unforeseen concepts, theories, research paradigms stemming from the specific ‘urbanities’ of Africa and the Global South.

Submission guidelines

We invite those interested to present original papers, posters, plenary sessions, training workshops and lightning presentations on these themes and related topics. The main working language at the conference will be English. Nevertheless, the submission of proposals in French will also be welcomed.

The general theme of the conference, as well as the sub-themes, the preliminary programme and the different formats of possible contributions are all available on the official conference website: https://www.conferenceaddis2018.org

ontribution proposals should be introduced through the conference's online submission platform (available starting 27 December 2017). File formats and subsequent guidelines will be directly indicated on the submission platform : https://www.conftool.pro/conferenceaddis2018/.

Contributions proposals to this conference will undergo two distinct revisions stages: 1) at the submission of abstracts; 2) at the submission of full-papers / extended abstracts. each stage will be subject to a peer review process. Contributions will be examined by the scientific committee, and selected according to criteria of originality, scientific quality, geographic and gender representativeness.

Abstracts are due by 12:00 PM CET time (UTC+1), January 31, 2018.

Applicants may submit multiple contributions of different formats (one contribution per format), but must enter only one contribution at a time per submission via the online platform. The different formats are full length paper, full session, poster, training workshop, and lightning talk. Details to be found in the format section of the website. Abstracts must fulfil the requirements indicated below and be clear and well written. The official language for submission is English, nevertheless, contributions in French are also welcomed. The organizers are making provision to organize simultaneous translations from French to English and vice-versa.

Acceptance will be notified by 17 February 2018.

Certificates of participation will be issued to the participants during the conference.

According to the authors acceptance, conference proceedings containing the extended abstracts will be published online. Significant contributions fulfilling the revision process will be invited for publication in an edited book.

First phase of reviewing

The requirements for each format are the following for the first phase of reviewing:

Papers

  • proposed contribution title;
  • name(s), institutional affiliation(s), contact(s) of author(s);
  • abstract (500 words). References (up to 5, in a consistent style), tables, and figure captions are not included in the limit of words but have to be filled in together with the abstract, applicants can join up to 2 visuals (images or tables) to their abstract 4 to 6 keywords and a short resume (100 words)
  • Full session (this call is directed toward future chairs and is open to 1 or 2 chairs from the same or different institutions) proposed session title; chair(s): name(s), institutional affiliation(s), contact(s) of chair(s); foreseen panel: name(s), institutional affiliation(s), contact(s) of presenter(s), if already known: short abstract (500 words) giving a clear rationale for the papers’ collective goal
  • 4 to 6 keywords
  • list (maximum 5) of the proposed full-length original papers (if already known), including title and 300-words abstract for each
  • short resume (100 words) of both the proposing session chairs and each of the foreseen session participants (100 words each)

To be noted: Preference will be given to sessions with four contributions, although sessions of five will be considered. Sessions composed entirely of participants from a single department at a single institution are not likely to be accepted. Graduate students are welcome as session participants, but sessions composed entirely of graduate students are less likely to be accepted than panels that include senior and postdoctoral presenters together with graduate students.

Posters

  • proposed poster title;
  • name(s), institutional affiliation(s), contact(s) of author(s);
  • abstract (300 words). References (up to 5, in a consistent style), tables, and figure captions are not included in the limit of words but have to be filled in together with the abstract, applicants can join up to 2 visuals (images or tables) to their abstract
  • 4 to 6 keywords
  • short resume (100 words)

Training workshop

  • proposed training workshop title;
  • chair(s) / trainer(s): name(s), institutional affiliation(s), contact(s) of author(s);
  • short abstract (500 words); including a list of activities + material needed + time schedule
  • 4-6 keywords
  • short resume (100 words) for the chair and other trainers (100 words each)
  • To be noted: Time allowed to training workshops will be 90 minutes training per session (with a maximum of 2 sessions for the same workshop)

Lightning talk

  • proposed lightning talk title;
  • name(s), institutional affiliation(s), contact(s) of author(s);
  • abstract (300 words). References (up to 5, in a consistent style), tables, and figure captions are not included in the limit of words but have to be filled in together with the abstract, applicants can join up to 2 visuals (images or tables) to their abstract
  • 4 to 6 keywords,
  • short resume (100 words)

Important deadlines

  • 15 January 2017: Submission of proposals

  • 17 February 2018: Feedback to paper authors and session proponents
  • 15 April 2018: full-length original paper submission
  • 29–31 October 2018: Conference in Addis Ababa

Scientific committee

  • Dominique Rouillard, ENSA Paris-Malaquais (France)
  • Philipp Misselwitz, Habitat-Unit, Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Joseph Kabamba Kabata, ISAU/UPN Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Marcello Balbo, International urban migrations UNESCO chair / IUAV-Venice (Italy)
  • Haïm Yacobi, University College of London - Bartlett School of the Built Environment, Development Planning Unit (United Kingdom)
  • Genet Alem, TU Dortmund (Germany)
  • Adriana Allen, University College of London - Development Planning Unit (United Kingdom)
  • Zegeye Cherenet, Addis Ababa University - EiABC Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (Ethiopia)
  • Sabine Planel, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) / Research Institute for Development (France)
  • Marco di Nunzio, London School of Economics and Political Sciences - LSE Cities (United Kingdom)

Places

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Keywords

  • pratiques locales, stratégies de développement, urbanisme, architecture, les pays du Sud Global

Information source

  • Catalina Dobre
    courriel : habiterconference2018 [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Through local eyes », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, January 03, 2018, https://calenda.org/427599

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