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UIA 2017 SEOUL CALL FOR DESIGN WORKS

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    PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    UIA 2017 SEOUL
    CALL FOR DESIGN WORKS


    PARIS – 25 March 2016–The 26th International Union of Architects World Congress, UIA 2017
    Seoul, will be held at the COEX Convention Center and Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, 3-10
    September 2017.


    The UIA 2017 Seoul Academic Program will provide a venue for the presentation of design works
    under the primary theme, “Soul of City”. This program will support the presentation and discussion of
    architectural design projects (either realized or planned) in any of subjects:


    Subject 1. Culture

    Cities have been developed in accordance with the cultural aspects of own. A city’s profile is the

    result of the association of historic buildings, yet the given profile reflecting cultures and historic
    buildings is often heterogeneous. How then can we define and create the uniqueness of a city with
    various determinants in mind? How should we respond to the phenomena derived from cultural
    differences? What are the roles of architecture for this?


    Subject 2. Future
    Mankind strives to further advancing urbanization for survival. Cities, as the cradle of human
    civilization, have introduced technologies so as to embrace the increase of population. While city
    governance deliberates urban efficiency and social equilibrium, mankind are threatened by emerging
    environmental hazards and deviated humane values, often caused by losing control over population
    density, equilibrium-breaking social powers, and unbalanced housing problem. Architecture can bring
    in imaginations, emotional charms, and technological benefits to city lives.

    Subject 3. Nature
    Growth of cities is often associated with the destruction or alternation of the time-honored nature.
    Urban life, however, needs to have green spaces such as gardens, natural parks or “domesticated
    landscapes,” and the existence of human beings is also considered as the natural environment. From
    this point of view, the built environment should not be completely different from the given natural
    environment; and cities and architectures should be considered as a living organism, inspired by the
    natural law.

    Subject 4. Open-ended Sub Themes
    Proposals for open-ended themes are most welcomed and any other architectural topics not covered by
    the three sub themes in connections with the UIA 2017’s main theme, “SOUL OF CITY.” Possible
    topics are may be, but are not limited to : Passion (Arts and Passion, Urban Space Arts, Architecture,
    and Arts) or Human Value (Suturing and Healing, Justice and Equity, and Community Values), and
    others.


    MAIN DATES
    Online Submission Open 15 June 2016
    Abstract Submission Deadline 30 November 2016
    Notification of Acceptance 31 January 2017
    Deadline for Presentation File 25 August 2017
    Submission will only be accepted online via the official website using English language
    Contact Information
    http://www.uia2017seoul.archi
    UIA 2017 Seoul Congress Secretariat
    paper@uia2017seoul.org

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    Derek Washam
    Manager, International Relations
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC
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