The Multidisciplinary Grid 2020

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Call for Papers
November 15, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Archaeology, Digital Humanities, Geography, Urban Design and Planning

An open call for a 2-day international conference


The Multidisciplinary Grid 2020


Conference organized by HIT Holon Institute of Technology, Israel

Department of Multidisciplinary Studies


May 12-13, 2020



The conference is aimed at examining the 'grid' as a cross-disciplinary theme with a multiplicity of expressions in terms of definitions, concepts, perceptions, representations, and histories. The 'grid' has always played a significant role in shaping the spatial imaginaries of a wide range of fields: from Hippodamus of Miletus to the Cartesian revolution in mathematics, from the visual arts and archaeology to 'smart cities' and artificial intelligence. Hence, there is no single essence of the grid, and the conference is open to ALL associations: between orthogonal frames and ordering devices, between geo-coded networks and technical operations, via off-the-grid situations.    


As the grid has become an all-encompassing term, signifying a vast array of infrastructural and communication networks through which contemporary life is mediated and controlled, it is commonly viewed as a quintessential symbol of modernity. This conference strives to explore a new horizon of relationships and fusion of the 'grids' in these areas as manifested between humans, between machines, and between humans and machines bridging philosophical, cultural, pedagogical, technical and ethical issues.  The conference will in this way foster a fruitful dialogue concerning the grid among researchers, practitioners and artists.  


We welcome 20-minute lectures in a variety of fields. Each lecture should:

  • Present a vision of the multidisciplinary grid in your area
  • Intertwine between at least TWO different disciplines or fields
  • Expand on any turning point, change or leverage, caused as a result of the multidisciplinary intersections or gridded interactions

Please include:

  • An abstract proposal of not more than 500 words
  • A brief biography, affiliation, and contact details


Abstracts, short bios and contact details should be sent to the following address: not later than Friday, November 15, 2019. Notifications are expected by Monday, December 15, 2019. We target at publishing selected essays in a collective volume as a conference follow-up.


Academic Committee: Prof. Raz Chen-Morris, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Prof. Ehud Menipaz, Ira Center for Business, Technology & Society, Ben Gurion University; Prof. Tal Alon-Moses, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; Prof. Hanan Kaminski, HIT – Holon Institute of Technology; Dr. Nava Shaked, HIT; Dr. Liora Bigon, HIT.


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  • A Gallery exhibition will be part of the conference see separate call for artworks.   


Contact Info: 

Dr. Liora Bigon 

Department of Multidiciplinary Studies

HIT - Holon Institute of Technology 


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