The University of Oulu, Oulu School of Architecture welcomes you to the 9th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2017 (Atut 2017), to be held November 29th – December 2nd, 2017 in Oulu, Finland. The symposium is the annual gathering for research in architecture, urban design and planning, and it has been organised by the Finnish schools of architecture together with the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA since 2009.
Conference website: http://www.atut.fi.
Deadline for an abstract for full paper: June 16th, 2017.
The main theme of the Atut2017 is Plan, Develop, Design: Making Smart Cities and Architecture. The symposium will contribute to, critique and address widely the phenomena related to smart development, practices and projects. This includes smart cities, communities, environments, architecture, and construction.
Atut2017 is aimed for researchers and practitioners in architecture, urban design and planning, as well as any other field affiliated to planning, development and design of smart cities and architecture. These other fields may include, for instance, computer science, information processing science, economics, futures research, lighting design and research, industrial engineering and management, innovation studies, education, health studies, social sciences such as geography, cultural anthropology, interaction and communication studies.
The main mission of Atut2017 is to gather together experts around the world to provide contributions for the research and development of smart cities and architecture. In the symposium, we will examine, in what ways architectural design and urban planning and design contribute to, critique and address the smart city phenomenon, practices and projects. What kind of integrative processes and methods could be used to connect development actions in smart cities, communities, environments, architecture, and construction? How can multidisciplinarity benefit research, design and planning?