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Ground(s)

Mapping, designing and caring: towards a convivial society

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Published on Wednesday, May 05, 2021 by João Fernandes

Summary

2020 has shown us that we live in a fragile and isolated society. Now is the time to re-establish relationships towards a more convivial ground(s): we propose to participate in this movement through architecture, urban and territorial planning, and design. Ground(s) is rich and polysemic notion that encloses both the tangible and intangible. Ground(s) is an essential and non-renewable component of our natural capital that do not only contribute to our basic human needs but are also key component of our sense of belonging and heritage. The ground(s) constitutes the place where communities grow and leave their imprint. In this respect, they can also function as a medium to shape, establish and strengthen relationships.

Announcement

Argument

2020 has shown us that we live in a fragile and isolated society.

Now is the time to re-establish relationships towards a more convivial ground(s): we propose to participate in this movement through architecture, urban and territorial planning, and design.

Ground(s) is rich and polysemic notion that encloses both the tangible and intangible.

Ground(s) is an essential and non-renewable component of our natural capital that do not only contribute to our basic human needs but are also key component of our sense of belonging and heritage. The ground(s) constitutes the place where communities grow and leave their imprint. In this respect, they can also function as a medium to shape, establish and strengthen relationships.

We would like to invite you to a conversation around ground(s) building on three measures:

  • Mapping the ground(s) means the act of description: how can we produce knowledge that reveals the relationship between humankind and the environment?
  • Designing the ground(s) involves an active response to contemporary challenges: how can we imagine new rules and forms in the long-run?
  • Caring for the ground(s) encircles the act of prevention: a process of daily maintenance to generate a co-evolving relationship. Is it possible to strengthen (inter)dependency between the human and non-human world?

We suggest an increased cooperation to go beyond borders. Let us re-establish relationships between places across disciplines and sectors. Let us join together in a co-creation process, working from the ground up to reach a convivial society!

Ground(s) is edited by the PhD program in Architecture and Design Cultures - Department of Architecture - University of Bologna.

Submission guidelines

Authors must submit the abstract within 26th May 2021. 

The authors of the selected abstracts will be invited to present their contribution to the International Conference to be held on 10th December 2021 in Bologna.

Following the conference, the authors of the selected abstracts must proceed to send the full paper in a definitive form to be submitted no later than 17th September 2021.

The full papers selected through the double peer review will be published in the CPCL Series, a free and open-access online book series exploring cultural heritage, creative practices and the city. The book series is jointly edited by the Department of Architecture at the University of Bologna and the Chair of History of Architecture and Urbanism at the Technical University, Delft.

CPCL Series is a project promoted by the European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes https://cpcl.unibo.it 

Information about Editors-in-chief and the International Scientific Committee can be found here: https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/index.php/press/catalog/series/CPCL

Organising committee  

Hanna Elisabet Åberg, Irene Cazzaro, Carlo Costantino, Federico Diodato, Javier Pérez Puchalt, Laura Rivaroli, Ludovica Rosato, Giulia Turci, Yunyu Ouyang. 

Scientific Committee

Subjects

Places

  • Bologna, Italian Republic (40100)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Contact(s)

  • Federico Diodato
    courriel : grounds [at] unibo [dot] it

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Federico Diodato
    courriel : grounds [at] unibo [dot] it

To cite this announcement

« Ground(s) », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, May 05, 2021, https://calenda.org/870865

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