CfP: Mediating the spatiality of conflicts

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November 6, 2019 to November 8, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Digital Humanities, Urban Design and Planning, Urban History / Studies


Conference at Delft University of Technology, November 6-8, 2019.
Deadline for sending the abstracts: May 15, 2019. 

The conference ‘Mediating the spatiality of conflicts’ addresses the interrelations of spatiality and conflict. During the conference, generative potentials of conflict and violence on space and everyday life are investigated. Different mediatic tools, methods and ‘artivist' approaches towards conflict and post conflict environs are showcased. 

The conference includes international keynote speakers, paper presentations, workshop sessions, panel and round-table discussions, an exhibition, and film screenings curated by Ilona Jurkonyte.  The programme connects to the fields of territorial conflict and the spatial politics of violence, exile and migration, visual culture and 'artivism'. The keynote speakers are professor Caren Kaplan (American Studies, University of California at Davis),  affiliated professor Pelin Tan (Nordland Art and Film School), and professor Andrew Herscher (A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan).

The conference is open to all. Please register here to participate.   

More information
For the full programme and additional information, visit Mediating Conflicts or contact the conference organisation.
We welcome everyone to participate in this conference.

Key-note speakers 

  • Professor Caren Kaplan, American Studies, University of California at Davis (militarized visual culture, cultural geography, transnational feminist cultural studies)
  • Affiliated Professor Pelin Tan, Nordland Art and Film School (territorial conflict and entanglements of things, conditions of labor and transversal methods in research)
  • Professor Andrew Herscher, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan (spatial politics of violence, humanitarian and human rights issues, exile and migration)


PHOTOGRAMMETRY, with Ariel Caine

The Photogrammetry Workshop will focus on methods of photography and computational processes for three-dimensional scanning. We will use simple cameras, working from the scale of a small object to entire environments comprised of multiple scans. Throughout the workshop specific attention will be given to existing examples of civic application of these technologies and practices and the ways in which this specific mode of record could be mobilized within wider constellations of aesthetic and political production.


The 3D Semantic Data Modelling Workshop will investigate the potentiality of semantic data modelling in addressing issues related to the virtual reconstruction of damaged architectural heritage. After a brief introduction of the CIDOC-CRM ontology and its extension for the built heritage (CRMba), participants will be encouraged to reflect on their experiences and to discuss how ontology can help exploring new research opportunities.


Proposals should not exceed 300 words and will be accompanied by a short biographical note. They should be sent sent by May 15, 2019 to the conference organizers, through the Abstract Submission page. Abstracts will be selected based on the thematic relevance and nature of the proposals. The deadline for full paper contributions is September 30, 2019. Selected paper contributions will be included in a future issue of the peer-review journal Footprint.

Conference organizers 

drs. John Hanna; dr. Armina Pilav; dr. ir. Marc Schoonderbeek; drs. Gabriel Schwake; dr. ir. Heidi Sohn; dr. Aleksandar Staničić, Borders & Territories research group.