Resilient Communities

A Small Symposium on “Resilient Communities”
as part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning
31 May & 1-3 June 2021, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Architecture

The Architecture Unit in collaboration with the Social Sciences Division of ATINER are organizing a Small Symposium on “Resilient Communities” as part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning, 31 May & 1-3 June 2021, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Architecture. The Symposium is being held in conjunction with the presentation on “Resilient Communities” at the Italian Pavilion during the Venice Biennale, 2021 and the international conference there on 30th of May. 

The theme of the Athens symposium, Representation of Resilient Communities, is to share, compare, debate and disseminate research and thought that is open to all disciplines that involve responsibility to cultural approach, analysis, study, evaluation, project, design, color, of the “Human environment”. Papers on the theme of Representation and the scientific implications of all those disciplinary sectors that involve the environment we live, look at, imagine, design could include the following topics: Survey and Representation of Architecture and the Environment; Drawing for the Landscape, De-signs for Project traces – visions and pre-visions; signs of memory and the city in progress; Visual culture and communication: from idea to project; Architectural emergencies; Color and the environment; Perception and territorial identity; Landscape cultural iconographic heritage: art, literature and design implications; Signs and Drawings for Design; Advanced Representation. 

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Myceanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by 19 April 2021 to: Dr. Giulia Pellegri, Vice Dean & Associate Professor, Architecture-Polytechnic School, University of Genoa, Italy. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name(s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

The association was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into 6 Divisions, 37 Units and 6 Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: