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Architecture, Archaeology and Contemporary City Planning 2016: Issues of Scale

22.09.2016 to 25.09.2016

MOLA, Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London, N1 7ED

Please contact James Dixon, jdixon@mola.org.uk , if you are interested in attending the workshop.

In the field of urbanism, throughout Europe, various ways of allowing citizens to play a more direct role in planning are being developed. How does this play out in different research fields? Architecture plays a major role in city planning, and while archaeology has become increasingly involved in field projects in urban environments, the discipline doesn't always play an important role in planning itself.

This workshop focusses on possible new opportunites for architects and archaeologists to collaborate with the aim of opening up a new kind of communication between these research fields.

The theme of the fourth Architecture, Archaeology and Contemporary City Planning 2016 is ‘issues of scale’. Areas to be covered include:

  • moving between buildings and built landscapes
  • the understanding of wider urban landscapes through single-site research
  • site-specificity in an international context
  • city planning at the level of the individual human
  • dealing with large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data
  • the potential for digital micro-investigation of historic buildings and sites
  • the impact of financial disparities between different stakeholderinterest groups

There will be visits to London 2012 Olympic site and Kings Cross on the 24 September and to Hampton Court Palace on Sunday 25.

Download the full Architecture, Archaeology and Contemporary City Planning 2016: Issues of Scale programme.

The workshop is a collaboration between MOLA, the Department of Architecture at the University of Florence, Italy; the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and the Polytechnic University in Valencia, Spain.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published open-access in late 2016.