SENSORY URBANISM An Interdisciplinary Two Day Conference: Departments of Architecture & Building Science / DMEM, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow on Tuesday 8th - Wednesday 9th January 2008 CALL FOR PAPERS We invite scholars and practitioners to submit papers for the SENSORY URBANISM, organised by the Multimodal Representation of Urban Space research group, a Design for the 21st Century initiative supported by the AHRC and EPSRC. Space - more than the surrounding objects or buildings - seems to demand to be represented not only visually, as it is not only determined by the visible surrounding objects, but also by sound and smell which are literally "in the air", and by an integrated multi-modal body experience which is related to the space itself. Nevertheless, spaces, especially urban spaces in planning processes, are today usually only represented in a visual manner. CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, and accompanied by a brief biography ofthe author(s). Abstracts should be sent by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 16th November 2007.
DESCRIPTIO URBIS i Rom 27-29 mars 2008. Konferensen hoppas på att få fler nordiska forskare med på sessionen Models for a Contemporary City Atlas in the Nordic context eller på någon annan del i konferensen. Abstract senast den 20 november. För vidare information se:
Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2008 CALL FOR PAPERS: 'WIDENING HORIZONS IN ACOUSTICS RESEARCH', 10 - 11 April 2008, University of Reading in Salford. In this session we seek to open up a dialogue about soundscapes with the wider acoustics community and to acknowledge the diverse work taking place on soundscapes within a multitude of disciplines across the UK. We invite proposals for papers that present research falling with the broad theme of soundscapes. Theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome from a quantitative, qualitative, scientific or artistic perspective. Papers arising from interdisciplinary projects are especially welcome as are those from a broad range of academic disciplines, practitioners, policy experts, the public sector, architects, planner etc. We encourage papers from researchers at all levels (undergraduate, MSc, PhD, IoA Diploma etc.) and young members in both full and part-time employment are particularly welcome. Short abstracts of approx 100 words should be sent by email to Dr Mags Adams at