IE Intl Conf 2012: Reinventing architecture and interiors: the past, the present and the future (March 2012, London UK)

Dates: 29-30 March 2012
Website: http://www.interioreducators.co.uk/
Deadline for abstracts submission: 1 Nov 2011

An International Conference on the re-use and re-design of buildings in contemporary settings

The history of design has traditionally been a story of new ideas, new theories and, above all, new construction. However, today, the developed world is on the cusp of a new era. The financial crisis, the sustainability movement and the conservation agenda are all leading to ever more alterations of existing buildings and ever fewer new build projects. This new condition will have major consequences for all those involved in the design of the built environment both now and in the future.

The objective of the conference is to examine the practice of interior design and architectural re-use in the context of this new condition. It will look at historical tendencies, current conditions and future possibilities.

The conference will be diverse and inclusive in outlook. It will encourage debate on professionalism, the creative process, representation, innovation and the importance of precedent. It welcomes case studies, research projects, theoretical texts, technological insights and thoughts on education and practice.

The theme of PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE offers participants the chance to look at any aspect of the theme from the vantage point of time.

Delegates are expected to deliver a 20 minute presentation and submit a 3000 word paper. Selected texts will be published in an accompanying book.

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About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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