The seminar will take place the 12th to the 15th of September 2012 in Porto at the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto.
The evaluation of the city as an entity in constant evolution, as well as its specific denomination, has defined positions and established profound differences between those who seek a word that may characterize it unequivocally, and those who continue to designate it as the city, although acknowledging the formal, social, anthropological and urban transformations that mischaracterize it from the historically recognizable entity.
One of the characteristics of the current reality lies precisely in the new forms of occupation of the available territory, through a summing up of urban artefacts based primarily on economic priorities and also justified by the urgency of solving the permanent problem of housing.
These premises are located away from any general idea of the city and follow adrift many conveniences, dictated by the value of mobility and time, implemented in a territory that is used as a expectant void.
1. Making city
2. Building urban fabric
3. Creating urban order
Call for papers opening: January 2, 2012
Call for papers deadline: February 15, 2012
Authors notification: March 23, 2012
Articles sending deadline: May 31, 2012
Posters sending deadline: June 30, 2012
More information in: http://www.eurau12.arq.up.pt