Concluding Address | Kathleen James-Chackraborty, University College Dublin

Towering over the city and perhaps the park: Formal Housing in the Global South Discussions of housing in the Global South tend to focus on bijou commissions executed by outstanding architects or on the problems of informal housing. They do not pay much attention to the architecture of the urban housing blocks that house increasingly high percentages… Continue reading Concluding Address | Kathleen James-Chackraborty, University College Dublin

Keynote | Sjoerd Soeters, Soeters Van Eldonk architecten

Sjoerd Soeters will deliver the keynote address at the Back to the City 2016 conference at the Glasgow School of Art. ‘Back to the City’ This paper describes the generative processes in the work of Soeters van Eldonk architecten. Opening with an analysis of the differences between the city planning ideals of the modern movement and the lay-out… Continue reading Keynote | Sjoerd Soeters, Soeters Van Eldonk architecten

Conference Programme

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Thursday 5th May 2016
9.00 Greetings 
Christopher Platt, Florian Urban and Miles Glendinning
9.10-10.30 Back to the City - Theoretical Frameworks
Ola Uduku (moderator) - University of Edinburgh
Wolfgang Sonne - University of Dortmund 
Ruxandra Stoica - University of Edinburgh
John Pendlebury - University of Newcastle
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-13.00 The European Context 
Florian Urban (moderator) - Glasgow School of Art
Ambrose Gillick - Glasgow School of Art
Paul van de Laar - Erasmus University Rotterdam and Museum of the City of Rotterdam
Jens Kvorning - Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
Theodor Winters - S.T.E.R.N., Berlin
13.00-15.00 Lunch Bus Tour of the New Gorbals led by Florian Urban
15.00-16.45 The Retreat of the State
Robert Proctor (moderator) - University of Bath
Susanne Schindler - ETH Zurich/ Columbia University, New York
Evandro Florin - São Paulo State University
Alicja Gzowska - University of Warsaw
16.45-17.00 Coffee break
17.00-18.00 Keynote Address
Sjoerd Soeters - Soeters van Eldonk Architects, Amsterdam
20.00 Speakers’ Dinner at the Glasgow School of Art

Friday 6th May 2016

9.00-11.00 Politics and the Return to the City - The Case of Glasgow 
Keith Kintrea (moderator) - University of Glasgow
David Adam - University of Glasgow
Johnny Rodger - Glasgow School of Art
Sarah Mass - University of Michigan
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-13.30 New Residences in the Inner City
Brian Evans (moderator) - Glasgow School of Art
Piers Gough - CZWG, London
Jakob Dunkl - Querkraft Architekten, Vienna
Søren Nielsen - Vandkunsten Architects, Copenhagen
13.30 Lunch
15.00-15.30 Closing Address 
Kathleen James-Chakraborty - University College Dublin

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Call for Papers

Back to the City: Urbanism, Density, and Housing 1976-2016 Thursday 5th May-Friday 6th May 2016 Conference venue: The Lighthouse – Centre for Design and Architecture, Glasgow Keynote: Sjoerd Soeters (Soeters Van Eldonk Architecten, Amsterdam) Conference organisers: Prof. Florian Urban and Dr Ambrose Gillick, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, and Prof. Miles Glendinning, University… Continue reading Call for Papers

Back to the City: Urbanism, Density, and Housing 1976-2016

A two day conference at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Thursday 5th May-Friday 6th May 2016 On 12 May 1976, Secretary of State for Scotland Bruce Millan announced the cancellation of the plans to expand the village of Stonehouse outside Glasgow into a New Town of 40,000 inhabitants, and the redirection of the corresponding funds… Continue reading Back to the City: Urbanism, Density, and Housing 1976-2016