Border research emphases on the discourse analysis on critical issues and connotation of separation - demarcation – segregation and conflicts and translated and theorizing these issues in various patterns of urbanism. Borders determine the degree of how regions are positioned in the global maps with the condition with which regions are valued, categorised and marked by its capacity to create individual geographical identities and unique settlement patterns. Borders define socially and economically incompatible systems that influence the nature of mobility of goods, human traffic, and economic transactions that suggest temporal, subdued, blurring socio-cultural entities defined by urban orders. Borders create these blurring urban orders along its boundaries defined by lack of cohesiveness with either sides of a border.
Borders are more than geographically defined separations, but accounts of metamorphoses and metaphors that two neighbouring states are defined by the economy, politics, culture, and religion – manifested by its typological entities.
Borders Research Issues
Typologies under investigations
Mapping Borders reflecting on the following issues:
• Characteristics of social displacement at the borders
• Transient/temporal settlement
• Typologies and Form of Settlement
• Conflict and Cultural hybridity
• The architecture of weak forms on borderlines
• Regenerative architecture as a socio-cultural policy
• A phenomenology of generic places
• Borders invoke centres: is there a new foundation?
• The occupation of place: between reality and authorities
• Crisis communication and the ‘architecture’ of media
• Quick solutions: the printed habitat
• New Social formation/Social Capital
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TitleCall for Papers & Short Film: Urbanism at Borders
TypeCall for Submissions
Registration Deadline30/03/2018 21:59
Submission Deadline30/01/2018 21:59
VenueRobert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Country RestrictionsUnited Kingdom