Culture Streams

 
Date
Streams organized as part of the
3rd Annual International Symposium on Culture and Civilization, 11-14 June 2018, Athens, Greece
Abstract Submission Information
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11-14 June 2018
A Stream on "Architecture as a Scene of Visual Culture”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Bianca Predoi, Academic Member, ATINER and Architect & Associate Lecturer, Ion Mincu University of Architecture & Urbanism, Romania.

The aim of the stream is to bring into dialogue the current issues of Architecture with their related fields of Aesthetics, Design, Technology, Sustainability, Restauration/Renovation, Passive/Renewable Architecture, Metropolis, as well as with their correspondent concepts within the Visual Culture, such as Pleasure/Happiness, Production, AI/AR (Virtual, Augmented Reality), Image and Brain Theory, Memory, Authenticity, Open City etc. The semantic itself of the word “architecture” has increasingly changed, and even the interest of the architects is reoriented toward new ways to see their own profession. So, from the “architecture” per se as “giving matter of an abstract, inorganic form created by human understanding”, as it is acknowledged by Hegel’s aesthetics system, to the architecture as a vast stage that surrounds us by making itself, at the same time, the object of our visual universe, there is a dynamic shift in the visual experience to depict. Therefore, the call is to focus on academics and researchers, but also to address the interest of the practitioner architects, that will be able to present specific case studies in order to provide relevant enquiries between the most innovative developments in architecture nowadays, keeping alive, at the same time, the aspect of it as the art of building the living space, and the intrinsic specificity of architecture as a scene of Visual Culture.
Deadline: closed
Abstract Submitting Form
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11-14 June 2018
A Stream on “Globalization, Sustainability and Culture”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Tasleem Shakur, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Editor-in-Chief GBER (Global Built Environment Review), Edge Hill University, Lancashire UK.

This stream aims to focus on the relationship between western globalized consumption and production patterns, the global diffusion of culture and how this relates to sustainability. This relationship is complicated further by new global power relations: the questions of neo-imperialism may require re-examination in light of this new situation. For instance, the emergence of reversal colonization of Chinese market and investments in Afrcia or Indian industrial relocations in Europe.
Deadline: closed
Abstract Submitting Form
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11-14 June 2018
A Stream on “Critical Media Literacy in a Global World”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Myriam N. Torres, Professor and Language, Literacy, & Culture Program Coordinator, Curriculum & Instruction Department, New Mexico State University, USA.

This stream aims to provide conceptual frames and pedagogical strategies for using alternative, public interest, and digital social media to boost critical thinking and understanding of the real social issues. The presenters can demonstrate how important it is for students at all academic levels, teachers, parents and people in general to become critical media literate in a corporate ruled globalized world.
Deadline: closed
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