THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: ARCHITECTURE ACROSS BOUNDARIES 2024

Architecture across Boundaries 2024

THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARCHITECTURE ACROSS BOUNDARIES

XI’AN JIAOTONG-LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY, SUZHOU, CHINA, 30 AUGUST-1 SEPTEMBER 2024

Introduction

The first Architecture across Boundaries(AAB) conference was successfully held in Suzhou in 2019. “Boundaries” in the built environment are clearly different from what that implied in 2019. The term went through new interpretations encountering new technologies and new human crisis in the past few years. The 2nd AAB conference will highlight, debate and discuss the challenges and opportunities brought by the new technologies to research and practices, whether they have no boundaries or create new boundaries to the built environment, a topic that has rarely been discussed from multiple perspectives. It aims to bridge the gaps between the physical environment and virtual technology and between technology and human life, which will be the key theme of this conference. This conference will take an interdisciplinary approach by orchestrating contributors from different fields, as diverse as architectural studies, civil engineering, computational design, design education, urban studies and sociology.

This event will be for three days, taking place on 30 August – 1 September 2024, and will consist of panel presentations, workshops and keynote speeches of leading practitioners and theorists.

We welcome contributions on topics belonging to, or “crossing the boundaries” of the below five themes. Both practitioners and academics, including postgraduate research students, are encouraged to submit abstracts and/or posters illustrating research, critical reflections, best practices and case studies.