PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEUIA 2017 SEOULCALL FOR DESIGN WORKS
PARIS – 25 March 2016–The 26th International Union of Architects World Congress, UIA 2017Seoul, will be held at the COEX Convention Center and Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, 3-10September 2017.
The UIA 2017 Seoul Academic Program will provide a venue for the presentation of design worksunder the primary theme, “Soul of City”. This program will support the presentation and discussion ofarchitectural 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 historicbuildings is often heterogeneous. How then can we define and create the uniqueness of a city withvarious determinants in mind? How should we respond to the phenomena derived from culturaldifferences? What are the roles of architecture for this?
Subject 2. FutureMankind strives to further advancing urbanization for survival. Cities, as the cradle of humancivilization, have introduced technologies so as to embrace the increase of population. While citygovernance deliberates urban efficiency and social equilibrium, mankind are threatened by emergingenvironmental hazards and deviated humane values, often caused by losing control over populationdensity, equilibrium-breaking social powers, and unbalanced housing problem. Architecture can bringin imaginations, emotional charms, and technological benefits to city lives.
Subject 3. NatureGrowth 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 “domesticatedlandscapes,” and the existence of human beings is also considered as the natural environment. Fromthis point of view, the built environment should not be completely different from the given naturalenvironment; and cities and architectures should be considered as a living organism, inspired by thenatural law.
Subject 4. Open-ended Sub ThemesProposals for open-ended themes are most welcomed and any other architectural topics not covered bythe three sub themes in connections with the UIA 2017’s main theme, “SOUL OF CITY.” Possibletopics 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), andothers.
MAIN DATESOnline Submission Open 15 June 2016Abstract Submission Deadline 30 November 2016Notification of Acceptance 31 January 2017Deadline for Presentation File 25 August 2017Submission will only be accepted online via the official website using English languageContact Informationhttp://www.uia2017seoul.archiUIA 2017 Seoul Congress Secretariatpaper@uia2017seoul.org