How can we bring architecture practice and education together in a global sense?

Boundaries in architecture become increasingly apparent when working in an international context. Boundaries can mean geographical borders or physical territories but also can refer to social, cultural and professional difference. Architectural practitioners working in an international or global context often find that while the projects are international, regulation and professional practice methods and procedures remain at the national level. The aims of this conference are to bring together practitioners, academics and professional bodies from across China and internationally to discuss the key issues, challenges/opportunities, surrounding architectural practice in the global context and showcase the innovative and best practice methods architects develop. The conference will build a platform to share knowledge and foster collaborations in order to develop research links and practice collaborations between professional bodies, academia and industry
 
We welcome contributions on topics belonging to, or “crossing the boundaries” of the below four themes, and more in general relating to international architectural practice around the world. 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.
 
Theme 1. Trans-national Architecture: Global Practice in the Local Context
Theme 2. Architecture across Cultures: Making, Representation and Material
Theme 3. Education and Professional Practice across Borders
Theme 4. Future Cities, Sustainability, Workflows, BIM
 
Conference proceedings will be published with the University of Liverpool Press as journal articles and selected papers will be invited to contribute to the Architecture across Boundaries edited book.
 
Deadline for Abstracts 20th November 2018.
For more information on the conference themes and keynote speakers or to submit an abstract, visit our website: http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/architecture-across-boundaries
 
For enquires email 2019conference.arc@xjtlu.edu.cn.
 
This conference is supported by the University of Liverpool as well as the following professional bodies and architectural practices: the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the China office of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Architects Council of Europe (ACE), the Union of International Architects (UIA), the Italian Council of Architects (ICA), Building Design Partnership (BDP), and Atkins Global.