Celtic Powerhouse; Bridging Scotland and Ireland

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Celtic Powerhouse; Bridging Scotland and Ireland

Urbanism at Borders Conference 2018 in Aberdeen, North East Scotland

19 Aug 2018

Urbanism at Borders Conference 2018

From Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 September 2018

Location: Garthdee Campus, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Professor Alan Dunlop Architect Keynote Speaker

Scott Sutherland School of Architecture
Robert Gordon University

5th September 2018

Celtic Powerhouse Bridging Scotland and Ireland
Drawing © Alan Dunlop

Interdisciplinary Global Workshop for Research Network

Robert Gordon University is proud to be hosting the inaugural Interdisciplinary Global Workshop from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 September 2018. The event will take place at the Garthdee Campus, on the banks of the River Dee.

Border research emphasises 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.

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

Borders Research Scopes

Collaborative research initiation among partnering countries – Intermediate actions
Collaborative thematic conferences – September 2018
Publication as monographs – post conference monograph with Springer
Filming and documentation – part of conference submission
Design charrette – school-level masters design studio projects

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Website: Alan Dunlop Architect Limited

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