CALL FOR PAPERS IAA CONFERENCE 28– 30 June 2012
SIE, Società Italiana d'Estetica
Laboratory for Research on the City, University of Bologna
The 2012 Interim meeting of the Executive Committee (EC) of the IAA will take place in June 28-30 2012 at sala Farnese, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna. The theme is “Nature and the City”. All researchers and scholars interested in this topic are invited to participate in the conference with a paper.
Only Word documents will be accepted, the suggested font type and dimension are Times New Roman and 11, the number of page shall be between 5 and 15.
In order to select the paper that will be presented during the conference abstracts will be evaluated by a group of experts.
Theme: Nature and the City
The city, too, is landscape. We can leave it by going into nature exchanging the urban for the rural, but we can also enter the city to live within the architecture and contemplate its forms. Every architectural structure is a landscape and promotes an educational or paedeumatic relationship between the spirit and the environment. Our gaze and our bodies activate a certain way of contemplating that promotes the interchange between the external perception of the physical world and an internal seeing, which is the psychic perception of the visual image. There is a close relationship between the aesthetic experience of the natural environment and that of the urban landscape. In the same way that humankind lives on the earth so, too, it lives in the city.
The theme could be approached from various perspectives such as, 'nature/culture'; 'city as human nature'; 'ecology and the city'; symbols and metaphors; domesticated nature; nature interiorized; parks and natural environments, and other related issues.
Possible topics: City Landscapes, The Garden City, History of City/Nature relations, Nature-Culture, Nature and the City from Ecological, Design, Artistic aspects.
Students and Ph.D. students 60 euro
Academics and all Participants 120 euro
The admission fee covers the attendance to the whole conference, related materials, two light lunches and the social dinner.
Registrations are possible on the web site www.laboratoriocitta.unibo.it