We are delighted to announce the ECLAS call for abstracts for the 2017 ECLAS conference Creation/Reaction. The conference will be hosted at the University of Greenwich, London, 10-13 September 2017. Please find below more information about the Call.
Call for papers:
The Advanced Landscape and Urbanism Research Group at the Department of Architecture and Landscape, University of Greenwich, invites the submission of abstracts for the ECLAS (European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools) conference Creation / Reaction.
Landscapes are in every way embedded in creative processes, from design to their making, from planning to their management, engaging different and often disparate community expectations. Of course the endlessly creative natural processes, from geology, to plants, to ecology and so on provide the prime matter with which the landscape professions are concerned. Creation almost always provokes a responsive reaction, sometimes as an opposing natural force or process, and often a human response ranging from approval and celebration to extremes of disgust and opposition. Creation can result in transformation as well as revolution, for better or for worse. The processes of transformation and revolution in design are an inherent part of the creative process, and it is often the moments of conflict or tension that can be the most creative. These catalysts may be found in creation and reactions across all practices in landscape, and thus we encourage participants to explore these active and often difficult situations they find in the course of their work.
Submission of abstracts: We invite abstracts for oral paper presentations. Contributions are welcome under any of the above themes. We encourage those specifically dealing with areas of conflict or tension in landscape processes. We welcome submissions across the range of research, education, and practice in landscape architecture, planning, management, science, and all associated fields. Topics that may be addressed in the conference include, but are not limited to: creative destruction/revolution, consultation and co-creation, landscape democracy, planting and ecological processes, remediation, reclamation, amelioration and restoration, collaboration and community engagement, urban development and gentrification, natural disasters, war relief and rebuilding, materials and waste.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday 6 March 2017 (5:00pm Greenwich Mean Time).
Outline Programme of the Conference:
The outline conference programme from 10 - 13 September is as follows:
Sunday 10 September: Doctoral Colloquium
Monday 11 September : 1st day main conference programme with keynote talks and oral papers
Tuesday 12 September : 2nd day main conference programme with keynote talks and oral papers
Wednesday 13 September : Field trips
Key dates for the conference include:
- Call for abstracts launched – January 2017
- Deadline for submission of abstracts – Monday 6 March
- Selection/notification of abstracts – Friday 31 March
- Submission of full papers – Friday 5 May
- Registration opens – March 2017
- Early-bird registration closes – Friday 28 April
- Registration closes – Friday 25 August
- Single-day tickets for conference released – Monday 31 July
- Doctoral Colloquium – Sunday 10 September
- 1st day main conference programme with keynote talks and oral papers – Monday 11 September
- 2nd day main conference programme with keynote talks and oral papers – Tuesday 12 September
- Excursions – Wednesday 13 September
A full conference programme will be published in March 2017.
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