Department of Architecture Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
November 3, 2020 | Surabaya, Indonesia
Architecture in 21st Century: The Agency of Change
To Indonesia and Beyond
The theme called for discussions of the potential of architecture as an agency of change in the complex world today.
The basic question was: can architecture contribute to society in the 21st century in a new and better way.
In the closing decades of the older century, the architecture profession, to some extent marginalized itself, the 'avant garde' even relinquishing its social obligations. However the skills of the architect are in fact particularly suited to deal with the complex problem of today. Can these skills help solve the problem of the planet? Should architecture define and emphasize itself as an agency of change? Can the dialogue between architects and educational institution, the media and the industry be improved to the benefit of all? Is the present communication between the institutions and organizations supporting the profession sufficient to empower the architects and architecture with up-to-date tools, methods and principles? Can architecture meet the new challenges of a new century with a new resourcefulness? And if so, then how? Or if not, what do?
Indonesia faced a disruptive new challenges with issues of open-source knowledge, IoT, global warming and environmental problems, and more or so, technology. The open-ended questions would be the problems of identity, authenticity and integrity. Should Indonesia suggested a new role for architecture in the new century with a paradigm of local wisdom as a new tabula? Should Indonesia define its architecture and its contemporary transformation into a new role?
CALL FOR PAPERS
We are calling for 6 papers to presented at the Symposium and published on Journal of architecture&ENVIRONMENT (Accredited National Journal : Rank 3)
June 26, 2020 // Extended Abstract Submission
July 13, 2020 // Extended Abstract acceptance
August 24, 2020 // Full-paper submission
September 21, 2020 // Final Selection of paper and author notification
October 12, 2020 // Camera ready paper submission