New dates for SHIFT2020. To be held on 20th-21st November 2020
Updated: Jul 1
We've got confirmed dates for SHIFT2020 International Architecture Conference and it will be held on the Friday and Saturday of 20th-21st November 2020. The venue will remain as before, at the Planery Hall of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
(Seating capacity for the hall is stated at 3000 pax. But will the anticipated attendance to be much lower, there will be ample spacing and distancing between seats)
Building / Re-Building Communities
In the 21st century, issues on urbanisation and climate change have impacted on contexts and conditions of cities resulting in displaced communities, challenging the resilience of identities, and drastically decreasing population and biodiversity. What is the role of architecture and the built environment in building communities?
In the light of this, this conference discusses different perspectives on how architecture forges its role in creating an ecosystem forming part of the infrastructure that creates “habitat” and compelling places that build and sustain communities.
Amidst the global crisis of the Covid-19 landscape, a central question that emerged is on how we can re-think design to re-build communities. From the co-working spaces for the creatives, dense urban living environments to the public realms that encourage social contact, the very notion of ‘community’ which has been built from foundation of social contact has collapsed. The current landscape is threatened by the issues of physical social proximities, hygiene and cleanliness, and psychological abuses and mental disorders. These circumstances have opened up a contemporary discourse on the role of architecture in re-building communities. How can we re-imagine the post-Covid built environment? Through this inquiry, the challenge that architecture faces in these circumstances is two folds: how do we begin to re-define commonalities and differences to forge post-Covid communities, and in what way can architecture enact this through its physical space and built form.
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