HISTORIC CANTERBURY, UK. SUMMER 2020 CONFERENCE:
"CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING HERITAGE, ARCHITECTURE, CITIES, ART, MEDIA"
Conference held by University of Kent.
Publishers: Intellect Books | Routledge
DATES: 29-20 JUNE, 2020
ABSTRACTS: 10 FEB, 2020
This event welcomes delegates from around the world in various disciplines:
History, archeology, heritage, conservation, architecture, urban design, art and design, digital studies, film, photography.
Present in-person, pre-recorded films, skype, written papers.
Themes: conservation, digital heritage, architectural history, urban design, architectural theory, digital art, film-photography and the city
As the Western world comes to an ever deeper understanding of its heritage in the 21st Century, technology is ever more present in our reading of the past. Data mapping is standard in conservation and social history. Archaeologists use digital tools in geophysics, laser scanning, and compositional analysis. Landscape and architectural visualizations populate museums across the world. In architecture, computational design uses algorithms to replicate biology. Coding produces self-generated architectural form. Information modeling presents planners with interactive design in real time. The city is seen as ‘smart’.
In film and animation, digital models recreate the places of teh past on scales unimagined. Installation artists make space interactive through digitising motion, sound and heat. Projection mapping allows artists to reinterpret the past in-situ. Photographers use digital cameras to document city stories. Marketing, technology and communication mediates the city experience 24/7. In every field, educators are responding.
As the tools we use to create the future and explore or preserve the past merge and blur, this conferences asks educators and professionals from all disciplines to consider how their work is changing as a result, and how it informs and is informed by the work of others.
This event is part of the conference and book series ‘Mediated Cities’. Previous events in London, Los Angeles, Bristol, Istanbul. Four books in Intellect Book series. Book five will come from this event.
Organisers: University of Kent, UK | Intellect Books | Routledge | AMPS | PARADE