CAMEA; Adelaide Congress



WHAT // CAMEA; Adelaide Congress
WHO // CAMEA & The University of Adelaide
WHEN // Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, 1st-4th July 2017, All Day Event

WHERE // Various venues. Download the Program for details.

HOW // Free event, no registration required!


CAMEA's Adelaide Congress will be held this month; the four day event is open to the public and will be free to attend.

This promises to be an interesting and engaging event. We recommend getting along Monday evening at ODASA (Office for Architecture and Design - on Leigh St in the city), the session will feature talks from researchers, practitioners, industry partners and government representatives. 


To find out more, download the program.




In the context of the new ‘Asian’ century – an epoch that has arguably been transformed by the globalisation of modernity/capitalism, and the veritable revolution in communication technologies since the 1990s – long-laboured concepts such as site, place, region, and cultural identity need to be reconsidered by scholars and practitioners of architecture and the built environment.


Established in 1997, The Centre for Asian and Middle-Eastern Architecture (CAMEA) at the School of Architecture & Built Environment (University of Adelaide) was originally conceived in the midst of the perennially fraught spatial politics of national and regional becoming. However, the intellectual framing of geographies and architectures of difference seems increasingly anachronistic, if not irrelevant, to the prerogatives of the early 21st century notions of practice. Through a two-ended strategy, the aim of ‘The Adelaide Congress’ is, on the one hand, to expand, shift and question the various frames through which ‘Asia’ may be claimed (regarded, defined, delimited) as a distinctive domain for inquiry about architecture.


On the other hand, the strategic counterpoint of this symposium is to focus the question of method on a rigorous consideration of how the discipline of Architecture itself, and debates we may have about its proper content and limits, offer distinctive lenses through which architectural scholarship can provide powerful insight – on/in its own terms – into the social, cultural and political histories of Asia.


Words & Images // Supplied by The University of Adelaide



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