TDSR 27.1 Fall 2015

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Heresy, Hybrid Buildings, and a Geography of Architectural Traditions
Andrzej Piotrowski
Urban Traditions in the Contemporary Lived Space of Cities on the Arabian Peninsula Ashraf M. Salama
The Cultural Heritage of Small and Medium-Size Cities: A New Approach to Metropolitan Transformation in São Paulo, Brazil
Maria Cristina Da Silva Schicchi
Interrogating Ethnic Identity: Space and Community Building in Chicago’s Chinatown
Chuo Li
Courtyard Houses of Beijing: Lessons from the Renewal [Field Report]
Donia Zhang

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TDSR 26.2 Spring 2015

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Architecture and Urbanism in Slumdog Millionaire: From Bombay to Mumbai
Vandana Baweja
Rise and Fall of the Qilou: Metamorphosis of Forms and Meanings in the Built Environment of Guangzhou
Jun Zhang
Beyond the Invariable Style: The Development of Residential Architecture in Yanxia Village, China
Wei Zhao
Differing Relations to Tradition Among Australian Indigenous Homeless People
Paul Memmott
Understanding the Urban Form of China’s Jiangnan Watertowns: Zhouzhang and Wuzhen
Jeffrey Wenji He and Mark Henwood

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Working Paper Series

The Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Paper Series is a compilation of selected papers from each biennial IASTE conference. Three to five papers are grouped into thematic volumes. Volumes can be ordered individually or as a conference set. To order, please click here.

TDSR 25.2 Spring 2014

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The Resilience of Myth: The Politics of the American Dream
John Archer
Dubai’s Heritage House Museums: A Semiosis of Melancholy
John Biln and Mohamed El-Amrousi
The Paradox of Representation and Practice in the Auburn University Rural Studio
Anna G. Goodman
“Transplanting” Yin Yu Tang to America: Preservation, Value, and Cultural Heritage
Han Li
Architecture of the Adelaide Mosque: Hybridity, Resilience and Assimilation
M. Mizanur Rashid and Katharine Bartsch

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IASTE 2014 Conference Program

IASTE 2014: Whose Tradition?
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—December 14-17, 2014

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
REGISTRATION
FOYER


9:00 AM-10:00 AM
OPENING SESSION
PLAZA 1 + 2

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Mark Gillem, IASTE Director, University of Oregon, USA
Rahinah Ibrahim, Local Conference Director, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

ON THE CONFERENCE THEME: WHOSE TRADITION?
Nezar AlSayyad, IASTE President, University of California, Berkeley, USA


10:00 AM-12:00 AM—PLENARY SESSION
WHOSE HISTORY: THE POLITICS OF MEMORY AND TRADITION
PLAZA 1 + 2

Chair: Mark Gillem
University of Oregon, USA

Malaysianization, Malayization, Islamization: The Politics of Tradition in Greater Kuala Lumpur
Tim Bunnell
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Silent Histories of the City
Eleni Bastéa
University of New Mexico, USA

Discussant:
Adnan Morshed
Catholic University of America, USA


12:00 PM-1:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK
[On your own]


1:00 PM-2:40 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.1 RETHINKING TRADITION: DYNAMIC RESILIENCE
PLAZA 2

Chair: Heba Ahmed
Cairo University, Egypt

New Theoretical Foundations and Enacting Practices
Robert Mugerauer

University of Washington, USA

The Neoliberal Logic of Preservation: Landscape Heritage and Tradition in Mount Emei and Chengdu Plain, China
Jiawen Hu

University of Washington, USA

Revamping Tradition: Contested Politics of the “Indigenous” in Postcolonial Hong Kong
Shu-Mei Huang

Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

Tradition as an Imposed and Elite Inheritance
Jayde Roberts

University of Tasmania, Australia


B.1 TRADITION OF THE HOUSE
PLAZA 3

Chair: Joseph Aranha
University of Florida, USA

Cairene Homes of Modernity: The Changing Architecture of the Home in Early Twentieth Century Cairo
Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

Queen’s University Belfast, UK

The Crumpling “Dream” House: Post-Independence Public Housing Traditions in Kuwait
Amina Al-Kandari

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Identity of a Conserved Housing Estate: The Case of Tiong Bahru, Singapore
Kien To, Alexandria Zhuo, Wen Chong, and Keng Hua Chong

Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Whose Neighborhood? Community Organizing, Identity Politics and Historic Preservation in St. Louis
Susanne Cowan

University of California, Berkeley, USA


C.1 TOURISM AND AUTHENTICITY
PLAZA 4

Chair: Khaled Adham
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Border-Crossing and Placemaking: Negotiating and Reimagining Traditions in the Transcultural City
Jeffrey Hou

University of Washington, USA

Compromised Authenticity: The Preservation of Xijin Ferry in Zhenjiang, China
Kuang-Ting Huang

Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

Crossing (Neo)Liberal Lines: The Japan Pavilion at the Golden Gate International Exposition
Lynne Horiuchi

Independent Scholar, USA

Tradition as Represented in Tourism: Adaptive Reuse of Old Houses as Boutique Hotels in Bangkok
Saithiwa Ramasoot

Kasetsart University, Thailand


2:40 PM-7:00 PM
TOUR OF KUALA LUMPUR
The tour will cover the Kuala Lumpur Commercial Center and Merdeka Square, followed by a walking tour of the famous Masjid Jamek and Chinatown, where the tour ends and buses return to the PARKROYAL Hotel. Alternatively, you can choose to have dinner on your own in Chinatown and return on your own by taxi.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014

9:00 AM-11:00 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.2 DIALECTICS OF TRADITION AND MODERNITY
PLAZA 2

Chair: Vandana Baweja
University of Florida, USA

Reclaiming Tradition in Contemporary Planning and Design Discourse: ‘History’ or ‘Tradition’
Timothy Imeokparia

University of New Mexico, USA

The Capital Complex at Dhaka: Institution? Spectacle? Landscape?
Maryam Gusheh

University of New South Wales, Australi


Vernaculars: Creation of Modern Vernacular Traditions
Alissa de Wit-Paul

Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Site Structures: From Evolutionism to Structuralism in the Construction of Architecture
Julian Garcia

Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain

The Reinterpretation of Urban Space and the Modernization Agenda in Sub-Saharan Africa
Timothy ‘Seyi Odeyale

University of Lincoln, UK


B.2 TRADITIONS IN HISTORIC SETTINGS
PLAZA 3

Chair: Laurence Keith Loftin
University of Colorado, Denver, USA

Tradition Along the Edge: Land Walls of Istanbul
Funda Butuner

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Did Rupture Occur? Continuity and Change in the Cairene Domestic Environment from 1798 to the 1950s
Mostafa A-Y. Ibraheem

Cairo University, Egypt

Repositioning Chau & Lee Architects in Hong Kong in the Late Colonial Period, 1930s-50s
Prudence Leung-Kwok Lau

Hong Kong Institute of Education, China

Paradox of [Non]existence: Case Study of Pasar Cepit, or Sandwiched Market, in Magetan, East Java
Triatno Yudo Harjoko and Wendi Ivannal Hakim

Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Mapping Mountains: Traditional Neighborhoods in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh
Monojit Chakma

Queensland University of Technology, Australia


C.2 COLONIALISM AND TRADITION
PLAZA 4

Chair: Cecilia Chu
University of Hong Kong, China

How the Past and Future Influenced the Design of Guam’s Government House
Marvin Brown

URS Corporation, USA

Empire in the City: Memorials of Colonialism in Contemporary Portugal and Mozambique
Tiago Castela

University of Coimbra, Portugal

The Missing “Brazilianness” of Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Art and Architecture
Pedro Paulo Palazzo

University of Brasilia, Brazil

Mediating Power in British Colonial Architecture: Post-1931 Cyprus
Nilay Bilsel and Ozgur Dincyurek

Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus

Decolonizing Patrimony: Institutions, Nationhood and the Construction of Heritage in Bourguiba’s Tunisia
Nancy Demerdash

Princeton University, USA


11:00 AM-11:20 AM
COFFEE BREAK


11:20 AM-1:20 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.3 READING TRADITION
PLAZA 2

Chair: Anne Toxey
University of Texas, San Antonio, USA

Gottfried Semper in Manila
Thomas Mical

University of South Australia, Australia

New Place Anchors: Traditional Environments Re-Created and Reimagined
Leigh Shutter

Griffith University, Australia

Epigraphs: Narrators or Memoirs
Emine Eyüce

Bahcesehir University, Turkey

Tadashi Sekino’s Investigations into Korean Traditional Housing and Architecture, 1904-1924
Yoonchun Jung
McGill University, Canada

The Makassar Culture of Solidarity and Its Influence on the Mariso Waterfront Settlement, Indonesia
Edward Syarif, Endang Titi Sunarti Darjosanjoto, and I Gusti Ngurah Antaryama

Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia


B.3 TRADITION, HISTORY AND MODERNIST STRUGGLES
PLAZA 3

Chair: Anne Marshall
University of Idaho, USA

Muzharul Islam’s Architectural Modernism and Benagli Nationalism
Adnan Morshed
Catholic University of America, USA

The Sleek Torre and the Makeshift Rancho: Political and Urban/Architectural Models in Caracas’s Torre David
Clara Irazábal and Irene Sosa
Columbia University and Brooklyn College, USA

Creolization and Commercial Culture: A Continuing Process in the Georgia and South Carolina Lowcountry
Daves Rossell
Savannah College of Art and Design, USA

Politics of Space: Inconsistent Histories of Two Mausoleums
Shahrzad Shirvani
University of California, Berkeley, USA


C.3 POSTCOLONIALISM AND TRADITION
PLAZA 4

Chair: Mrinalini Rajagopalan
University of Pittsburgh, USA

The Fabrication of Hegemony and Postcolonial Identity at Putrajaya
James Steele
University of Southern California, USA

Building the Capacity to Aspire: Heritagization and Governmentality in Postcolonial Macau
Cecilia Chu
University Of Hong Kong, China

Redefining New (Postcolonial) Jakarta through the Giant Sea Wall Project
Eka Permanasari
University of Pembangunan Jaya, Indonesia

(Post)colonial Indian Museums: Between Appropriation, Mimicry and Reinvention of Architectural Traditions
Harpreet Mand and Iain Jackson
University of Newcastle, Australia and University of Liverpool, UK

Postcolonial Identity in Urban Indonesia: Jengki Architecture and the Chinese-Indonesian Builders
Rina Priyani
University of California, Berkeley, USA


1:20 PM-2:40 PM
LUNCH BREAK
[On your own]


2:40 PM-4:40 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.4 REPRESENTATIONS OF TRADITION
PLAZA 2

Chair: Chee-Kien Lai
Independent Scholar, Singapore

Modernity, Traditionalism, and the Cinematic Alleyway in Early Egyptian Realist Films
Khaled Adham
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Allure of the Native: Representing Phillipine Vernacular Architecture in International Expositions, 1887-1998
Edson Cabalfin
University of Cincinnati, USA

Uprooting Andalusian Traditional Architecture: Bernard Rudofsky’s Subversive Discourse
Mar Loren
Seville University, Spain

Construction of Tradition(s): Power and Cultural Imaginary in the Delhi Book
Harpreet Mand
University of Newcastle, Australia

Tradition and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture: In Media Res
Sabir Khan
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


B.4 RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS, RELIGIOUS SPACES
PLAZA 3

Chair: Mohammad Gharipour
Morgan State University, USA

Hybrid Architecture, Heretical Religions and the Epistemology of Cultural Traditions
Andrzej Piotrowski
University of Minnesota, USA

Requalifying Public Spaces According to African-Brazilian Religious Traditions
Claudia Castellano Menezes, Cristiane Rose Siqueira Duarte and Ethel Pinheiro Santana
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Making of a “Hindu National Temple”: Tradition and Technology at Swaminarayan Akshardham
Swetha Vijayakumar
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Ornament and Crime?: The Zilij Craft Tradition and “Meaning” in Islamic Architecture
Ann Shafer
Brown University, USA

Overt and Conspicuous Identities: Secularism and Religious Heritage as Tools of Identity Narration in Quebec, Canada
Jaime Cudmore
McGill University, Canada


C.4 TRADITIONS OF DIASPORA AND ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
PLAZA 4

Chair: Nelson Graburn
University of California, Berkeley, USA

“Our Orientals”: Immigrant Domesticity in Interwar Detroit
Saima Akhtar
Forum Transregionale Studien, Germany

Breaking News: Narratives of a Composite Building, or an Architecture of impatience, 1964-2014
Eunice Seng
University of Hong Kong, China

Chinatowns in Australia: Power at Stake Versus Urban Responses
Karine Dupre
Griffith University, Australia

Tradition Ungrounded: Performing Chinatowns in the Chinese Diaspora
Sujin Eom
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Dynamism of a Multiethnic Settlement: A Comparative Analysis of Georgetown, Malaysia, 1995-2011
Yushi Utaka and Amiruddin Fawzi
University of Hyogo, Japan, and Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia


4:40 PM-5:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK


5:00 PM-7:00 PM—PLENARY SESSION
ON THE DISCOURSE OF GLOBALIZATION AND TRADITION
PLAZA 1+2

Chair: Mrinalini Rajagopalan
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Shaping Urban Tradition and the Contemporary Lived Space in a Globalizing Context
Ashraf Salama
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

In Whose Tradition? Jakarta Meets the New Governor
Abidin Kusno
University of British Columbia, Canada

Discussant:
Clara Irazábal
Columbia University, USA


7:00 PM-7:30 PM
IASTE AWARDS CEREMONY
PLAZA 1+2


8:30 PM-10:00 PM
OPENING CONFERENCE RECEPTION / DINNER


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014

9:00 AM-11:00 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.5 CONSTRUCTIONS OF TRADITION
PLAZA 2

Chair: Dell Upton
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Officially Re-visioning, Redefining and Rewriting American History: A South-of-the-Border Perspective
Anne Toxey
University of Texas, San Antonio, USA

The Power of Urban Construction: Inventing a Palestinian Tradition in Rawabi?
Shira Wilkof
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Futuristic Traditions: Rethinking “Hybrid” Identities on the Northern Side of the Mexican Border
Diana Maldonado
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico

The Production of an ‘Arab’ Urban Heritage: Mazara del Vallo’s Casbah
Ilaria Giglioli
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Architecture as a Tool of Editing History: The Case of the King Abdulaziz Historical Center
Sumayah Al Solaiman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


B.5 INDIGENOUS AND VERNACULAR TRADITIONS
PLAZA 3

Chair: James Steele
University of Southern California, USA

Differing Relations to Tradition Amongst Australian Indigenous Homeless People
Paul Memmott
Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, Australia

Delving into the Realms of the Past: The Central Asian Yurt, the Zulu Iqhugwane and the Navajo Hogan
Deborah Whelan
Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Contestations of Traditional Land-Use and Value-Identity Among Indigenous Communities in Hong Kong
Chiu Yin Leung
Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Whose Garebeg? The Case of Yogyakarta and Surakarta
Ofita Purwani
University of Edinburgh, UK


C.5 NAVIGATING MULTIPLE CULTURES
PLAZA 4

Chair: Jeffrey Hou
University of Washington, USA

Mimetic Traditions or Strategic Self-Fashioning? From Common Courtesan to Queen Dowager in 19th Century India
Mrinalini Rajagopalan
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Tea Houses, Red Brick and Pink Cats: Negotiating Japanese Tradition in Taiwan
Mike Robinson
University of Birmingham, UK

Lost in Tradition
Lineu Castello and Iara Regina Castello
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Reasserting Tradition in a Multicultural and Cosmopolitan State Singapore’s Wisma Geylang Serai
Humairah Zainal
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A Complex Tradition: Reading Japanese Industrial Heritage in Taiwan
ChaoShiang Li
Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, UK


11:00 AM-11:20 AM
COFFEE BREAK


11:20 AM-1:20 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.6 THE RESILIENCE OF TRADITION
PLAZA 2

Chair: Anne-Marie Broudehoux
Université du Québec at Montréal, Canada

Resilient Tradition: Working Spaces and Practices in Sheffield’s “Little Mester’s Yards”
Paul Kapp and Mike Robinson
University of Birmingham, UK

Living with Tradition in the Old City of Damascus
Faedah Totah
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Resilience Found Through the Identity of Place: A Traditional Settlement Pattern in Post-Disaster Haiti
James Miller
University of Oregon, USA

Appropriating Traditions in Contested Space: Place Making by the Elderly in Singapore and Seoul
Keng Hua Chong and Mihye Cho
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore


B.6 BUILDING THE VERNACULAR: INDIGENOUS TRADITIONS
PLAZA 3

Chair: Adnan Morshed
Catholic University of America, USA

Whose Traditions Shape the Coeur d’Alene World?
Anne Marshall
University of Idaho, USA

Validity and Authority of Tradition in the Search for Indonesian Architectural Identity
Ryadi Adityayarman
Kansas State University, USA

Rejection and Reuse of Traditional Building Technologies: Aboriginal Thatching Materials
Timothy O’Rourke and Paul Memmott
Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, Australia

Their Voice or Mine? Debating People’s Agency in the Construction of Indigenous Architectural Histories
Gauri Bharat
University of East Anglia, UK

“Living Inuktitut”: From Village to Camp, Modifying the Landscape the Inuit Way
Susane Havelka
McGill University, Canada


C.6 DEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION
PLAZA 4

Chair: Shawhin Roudbari
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Transformation of Hmong Agricultural Traditions: Agency, Space and Development
Lynne M. Dearborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Towards Sustainable Regeneration in Traditional Quarters: A Networking Place Management Approach
Jie Han
National University of Singapore, Singapore

In What Tradition Should We Build? A Portland Development Problem in Old Town/Chinatown/Japantown
Hajo Neis, Howard Davis, and Gabriel Brown
University of Oregon, Portland, USA

Alexandria Historic City Center: A Sustainable Regeneration After Revolution
Gihan Mosaad and Riham Faragallah
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt

Urban Catalysts: Protagonists of Urban Transformation in Bangkok’s Inner-City Neighborhoods
Sonja Berthold
National University of Singapore, Singapore


1:20 PM-2:40 AM
LUNCH BREAK
[On your own]


2:40 PM-4:40 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.7 THE POLITICS OF TRADITION
PLAZA 2

Chair: Diana Maldonado
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico

Whose Tradition is Right? The Politics of Conservative Activism & the Rights to the City in the U.S
Karen Trapenberg Frick
University of California, Berkeley, USA

The Space of “Self-Contained” in Post-Arab Spring Cities: Power and Social Justice in Cairene Suburbs
Hesham Khairy Issa
Cairo University, Egypt

Making Claims of Kurdishness: An ‘Alternative’ Kurdish Spring
Muna Guvenc
Independent Scholar, Turkey

Shophouse to Superblock: The Chinese Developer and Constructing Race in Postcolonial Jakarta
Matt Wade
University of California, Berkeley

Understanding Land Occupation Changes in Libreville: A Case Study of Sainte Marie Valley
Médard Obiang Ebanega and Jean Aurélien Moukana Libongui
Omar Bongo University, Gabon


B.7 TRADITIONS AND PUBLIC SPACE
PLAZA 3

Chair: Allison Snyder
University of Oregon, USA

Continuing Urban Traditions: A Study of Urban Public Space in Spain and Mexico
Joseph Aranha
Texas Technical University, USA

The Gate Towers of Amman: The Surrender of Public Space to Build a Neoliberal Ruin
Eliana Abu-Hamdi
University of California, Berkeley, USA

A City in Transformation: Cairo’s New Public Realm
Nourhan Elzafarany and Nagwa Sherif
American University in Cairo, Egypt

Baha’is Invisible Public Spaces: Constructive Resilience of a Religious Minority after the Islamic Revolution of Iran
Niknaz Aftahi
University of California, Berkeley, USA

New Public Space Patterns in Cairo: Whose Public Space?
Mennat Elhusseiny and Basil Kamel
Cairo University and American University in Cairo, Egypt


C.7 HOUSE, HOME AND TRADITION
PLAZA 4

Chair: Howard Davis
University of Oregon, USA

Reinterpreting the Tibetan Tradition from Rural Home to Apartment in Eastern Tibet
Maggie Mei Kei Hui
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Cairene House in Naguib Mahfouz’s Textual and Visual Representations of the Cairo Trilogy, 1920-1960
Shaikha Almubaraki
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Reinforcing Persian Neighborhood Communities in New High-Rise Residential Development
Shahab Abbaszadeh and Rahinah Ibrahim
Hakim Sabzevari University, Iran and Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Waiting for the Site to Show Up
Daniel Naegele
Iowa State University, USA

Home Beyond the House: The Meaning of Home for People Living in Vernacular Settlements in Rural China
Wei Zhao
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


4:40 PM-5:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK


5:00 PM-7:00 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.8 TRADITION AS POWER
PLAZA 2

Chair: Nathaniel Walker
College of Charleston, USA

Experiencing Government Power on the Streets of Istanbul
Alison Snyder
University of Oregon, USA

Mumbai’s Bandra Bandstand: Experiments in the Production of Public Space
Tanu Sankalia
University of San Francisco, USA

Traditionalizing the Everyday Spaces: A Dualism Paradigm in the Construction of National Identity in Malaysia
Keng Ng
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Building Power: War of Memorials in Contemporary Tehran
Ayda Melika
University of California, Berkeley, USA

On Whose Tradition in the Portuguese Architectural Press: Deconstructing Narratives and Agents
Daniela V. de Freitas Simões
FSCH, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal


B.8 TRADITIONS OF PUBLIC SPACE
PLAZA 3

Chair: Mohamad Gamal Abdelmonem
Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Occupying Merdeka Park: State Heritage Subjugation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chee-Kien Lai
Independent Scholar, Singapore

Bangkok’s Outdoor Room: Reading from the Informal Practice of Public Space in Bangkok
Soranart Sinuraibhan
Kasetsart University, Thailand

Performance of Public Spaces in Kuala Lumpur in Terms of the Tropical Climate and Local Traditions
Marek Kozlowski and Norsidah Ujang
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Socio-Spatial Fragmentation and Extraterritoriality in the Olympic City of Exception: Rio de Janeiro, 2014-2016
Anne-Marie Broudehoux
Université du Québec at Montréal, Canada

Spaces of Sport and Tradition in Filipino Culture
Mariatheresa Mortera
American University of Sharjah, UAE


C.8 MATERIAL AND IMMATERIAL TRADITIONS
PLAZA 4

Chair: Daves Rossell
Savannah College of Art and Design, USA

Urban Illumination and Local Traditions of Light
Dietrich Neumann, Margaret Maile Petty, and Sandy Isenstadt
Brown University, USA

Belonging and Becoming: Rethinking Innovative Materiality
George Verghese
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

The Web and the Dislocation of Traditions of Professional Authority in Iran
Shawhin Roudbari
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Nordicity: A Subjective Matter
Edith Dennis-LaRocque
McGill University, Canada

Reclamation of Public Space Authorship: What Does Augmented Reality Have to Offer?
Mohammad Ashraf Khan and Lian Loke
University of Sydney, Australia


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014

9:00 AM-11:00 AM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.9 TRADITION IN THE CONTEXT OF CONFLICT
PLAZA 2

Chair: Karen Trapenberg Frick
University of California, Berkeley, USA

The Tradition of the Oppressed: Between the Resilience and Frustration Under the Israeli Occupation
Sahera Bleibleh
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Legitimizing Architecture: The Making of a “Tradition of Participation” in Post-Apartheid Cape Town
Sharone Tomer
University of California, Berkeley, USA

US-South Korea Cold War Collaboration in Making a “Traditional” Modern Housing Project, 1953-1957
Dongmin Park
University of California, Berkeley, USA

“They Kill, We Build”: West Bank Settlements and the Transformation of Zionist Housing Ethos
Yael Allweil
IIT, Technion


B.9 TRADITIONS OF DWELLING
PLAZA 3

Chair: Howayda Al-Harithy
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Reconstructing Tradition in Contemporary Courtyard Houses in Egypt
Hisham Gabr, Nagwa Sherif, and Lamiaa Shehata
Cairo University, American University in Cairo, and MSA University, Egypt

Kortejo
Sebnem Yucel
Yasar University, Turkey

Concrete-Block Houses in Tonga
Charmaine Ilaiu Talei
University of Queensland, Australia

The Tradition of Underground Life in the Courtyard Houses of Dezful, Iran, Versus New Urban Development
Arezou Sadoughi and Gholam Hossein Memoarian
University of Florida, USA, and Iran Institute of Science and Technology, Iran

The Development of Modern Terrace Housing in Malaysia: A Critical Analysis
Nangkula Utaberta, Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad Rasdi and Nik Farah Elina Nik Ramzi
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia


C.9 TEMPORALITIES AND TRADITIONS
PLAZA 4

Chair: Hesham Khairy Issa
Cairo University, Egypt

Whose Tradition, Whose Neighborhood, Whose City? The Changing Life of Three London Districts
Howard Davis
University of Oregon, USA

Singapore’s Geylang Serai and the Ramadan Bazaar: Resilient Culture in a Seasonal Space
Rahil Ismail and Brian J. Shaw
National Institute of Education, Singapore

Spontaneous as Contemporary Vernacular? An Analysis of Spatial Norms in Istanbul’s Gecekondu Settlement
Min Tang
ENSAPM, ED VTT, Université Paris-Est, France

Subversive Spatial Practices in the Urban Fringe of São Paulo
Giuseppina Forte
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Phantom Spaces: How Foreign Workers Alter Inner City Spaces on Sundays in Singapore
Edda Ostertag
ETH Zurich, Switzerland


11:00 AM-11:20 AM
COFFEE BREAK


11:20 AM-1:20 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.10 CONTESTED TRADITIONS
PLAZA 2

Chair: Eunice Seng
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Gedung Kuning: The Politics of Contested Space in Singapore
Fauzy Ismail and Hidayah Amin
National University of Singapore, Singapore

We Are the Heirs of All the Ages: Appropriation of Global Architectural Traditions in the Quest for Universal Modernity, New York, 1888-1892
Nathaniel Walker
College of Charleston, USA

Whose Tradition: Innovation in the Building Industry
Mark Donofrio
University of Oregon, USA

Who Does the Past Belong To? Urban Preservation Policies in Downtown Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s and 80s
Flavia Brito do Nascimento
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Is Ju’er Hutong Heritage? The Inheritance and Redevelopment of a Traditional Courtyard Housing System
Yun Dai
Newcastle University, UK


B.10 TRADITION AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
PLAZA 3

Chair: Robert Mugerauer
University of Washington, USA

From the New Town to the Ubiquitous Ecocity: A Korean New Urban Type?
Sofia Shwayri
Seoul National University, South Korea

The Creation of Comfort and Climate Responsive Design: The Environmental Design Treatise
Vandana Baweja
University of Florida, USA

Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Residential Buildings of Singapore
Sascha Roesler
Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore

Adaptation and Spatial Resilience of Amphibious Settlements in the Flood Plain of Thailand
Poon Khwansuwan
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand

Land Access in Libreville at the Time of “Emergence”: Between Tradition and Modernity
Jean Aurélien Moukana Libongui and Médard Obiang Ebanega
Omar Bongo University, Gabon


C.10 PRESERVATION AND REVIVAL OF TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
PLAZA 4

Chair: Lynne M. Dearborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Authenticity Innovation and the Volunteer: The Janus Face of Heritage-Beyond-the-State
Chris Landorf
University of Queensland, Australia

Preservation and Reconstruction of Inner-City Villages: A Case of Guangzhou City, China
Nobuo Mitsuhashi
Utsunomiya University, Japan

Whose Civilization Do We Celebrate? Representation in the National Museum for Egyptian Civilizations
Karim Kesseiba
Cairo University, Egypt

Retracing Places of Memory: Liberating an Architecture of Remembrance for Cambodia
Nicole Reckziegel
McGill University, Canada

Collective Housing in the Historic Center: Between “Traditional” Spaces and “Modern” Spatial Practices
Wiem Zerouati and Tahar Bellal
Saad Dahleb University, Algeria


1:20 PM-2:40 PM
LUNCH BREAK
[On your own]


2:40 PM-4:40 PM—PAPER SESSIONS


A.11 WHO OWNS TRADITION?
PLAZA 2

Chair: Pat Seeumpornroj
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Imperialism, Anthropology, Nostalgia: Borrowed Traditions
Nelson Graburn
University of California, Berkeley, USA

New Gourna: Conservation and Community
Erica Avrami, Gina Haney, and Jeff Allen
World Monuments Fund, USA

Whose Heritage? Challenges of Contemporary Urban Conservation in Isfahan, Iran
Mohammad Gharipour
Morgan State University, USA

Whose Tradition in Arcachon, France?
Laurence Keith Loftin and Jacqueline Victor
University of Colorado, Denver, USA

The Mobile Tradition and Revival of Dastangoi in India
Shraddha Navalli
University of California, Berkeley, USA


B.11 TRADITION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
PLAZA 3

Chair: Susanne Cowan
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Yangon’s Green: Evolving Meaning and Message in a Tropical City’s Urban Parks
Ivan Valin
University of Hong Kong, China

Emerald Urbanity: Whose Tradition?
Diane Valerie Wildsmith
University of Indonesia Faculty of Engineering, Indonesia

Hidden Farm: A Study in the Agricultural Composition of the Chinese Classical Garden
Hongjun Zhou
Tongji University, China

The Role of Ecotourism in the Sustainable Development of Qinkou Village, Yunnan, China, 2001-2013
Yung Gao, Adrian Pitts, and Jing Gao
University of Huddersfield, UK


C.11 REVIVAL OF TRADITIONAL ENVIRONEMENTS
PLAZA 4

Chair: Hisham Gabr
Cairo University, Egypt

Entangled Modernities: Southeast Asian Colonial Urbanism
Julie Nicholas
University of South Australia, Australia

Mapping the Past: The Construction of a Preservation Tradition in Brazil
Leonardo Castriota
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Hanoi’s Everyday Spaces: “Imagined” Tradition through Paintings of/in the Streets
Dinh Phuong
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

The Sicilian Latifundium in the XIX Century:Behind the Large Farming Masserie
Manfredi Saeli and Tiziana Campisi
University of Palermo, Italy

Reconstructing the Potala Palace: The Qing Emperor & the Dalai Lama in the Temple of Portaraka Doctrine
Xu Yang
Chinese University of Hong Kong, China


4:40 PM-5:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK


5:00 PM-7:00 PM—CONCLUDING PLENARY SESSION
PLAZA 1 + 2

Chair:
Nezar AlSayyad
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Commentators:
Dietrich Neumann
Brown University, USA
Mike Robinson
University of Birmingham, UK

Guests:
Eleni Bastéa
Unviersity of New Mexico, USA
Tim Bunnell
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Abidin Kusno
University of British Columbia, Canada
Ashraf Salama
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK


7:00 PM-8:30 PM
CLOSING RECEPTION

IASTE 2014: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

WHOSE TRADITION?

DECEMBER 14-17, 2014

The Fourteenth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments

IASTE 2014 conference program (PDF)
IASTE 2014 conference program
IASTE 2014 conference photos
IASTE 2014 call for abstracts poster
IASTE 2014 conference poster
IASTE 2014 Working Paper Series


Past IASTE conferences have called on scholars to consider tradition’s relationship to development, utopia, and most recently, myth. In response, scholars have advanced multiple perspectives regarding the construction of traditions in space and place. These discussions necessarily involve the dimension of time. Utopia implies the construction of a future ideal, whether religious or philosophical, while myth attempts to discover the origins of history, whether in the imagination or in reality. While myth usually invokes an invented past and utopia imagines an alternative future, the dimension of time is paramount. Thus, traditions are revealed never to be the static legacy of the past, but rather a project for its dynamic reinterpretation in the service of the present and the future. To understand how traditions are tied to notions of time and space, it is thus important to consider their subjectivity, authorship, and power. Behind the construction or deconstruction of any tradition also lies the subject, whose interests in the present are often hidden. To reveal this process of agency, one may ask: tradition, by whom?

In examining themes of authorship and subjectivity, this conference will seek to uncover in what manner, for what reason, by whom, to what effect, and during what intervals traditions have been deployed with regard to the built environment. Our current period of globalization has led to the flexible reinterpretation of traditions via the mass media for reasons of power and profit. A proliferation of environments, for example, adopt traditional forms of one place and period in a completely different contextual setting, while new design traditions may privilege image over experience. At the same time, the advent of new mobile technologies with the power to compress and distort traditional configurations of space and time has allowed for the flourishing of new, empowering practices. Such practices have led to new traditions of urban resistance and uprisings that travel fluidly between such diverse locales as Sao Paolo and Istanbul, Madrid and Cairo, and give voice to certain populations previously excluded. Questions of power, the other, and changing configurations of time and space will open up discussions of the ways in which traditional practices shape the histories and futures of built environments.

As in past IASTE conferences, scholars and practitioners from architecture, architectural history, art history, anthropology, archeology, folklore, geography, history, planning, sociology, urban studies, and related disciplines are invited to submit papers that address one of the following tracks:

Track I. WHO: Power and the Construction of Traditions

Questioning ownership and authority of dominant traditions deployed in the making of space is an essential first step. The historical development of any tradition displays patterns of selection that either negate or celebrate certain forms and practices. Which narratives become privileged in spatial practices and to what end? What are the politics of ‘choosing’ traditions, manufacturing or creating them? Further, what is omitted, negated, or silenced in the interest of those in power at any moment? Thus, to understand the transmission of traditions between generations, it is essential to examine linkages between tradition, authority, and power. Papers in this track should address traditions that are ‘produced’ and transmitted or deployed across time and place. Papers should consider spaces and practices that have been created, adopted, or invoked by certain social groups and/or governments for specific purposes.

Track II. WHAT: Place and the Anchoring of Traditions

In order to examine how traditions are manifest in space and time, it is important to consider which versions, particularities, or specificities of tradition emerge and are subsequently anchored in specific places. Understanding where traditions are established in built form and practice is equally as important as understanding whose traditions are privileged. For example, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world are witnessing a revival of urban agriculture which will no doubt influence the future urban form of our cities. How can new settlements incorporate the demands of food security and urban agriculture within their complex infrastructure and eco-systems? In Track II, papers should actively explore hegemonic spatial practices and their alternatives that either adopt or challenge and contest standard configurations of power and authority. For example, how have disadvantaged groups left out of dominant spatial traditions created their own traditions? How are such these spatial practices transmitted? And how do they subvert established norms, allowing new voices to enter and gain legitimacy? Papers in this track should explore how traditions are anchored in place.

Track III. WHERE: Mobility and the Reimagination of Traditions

In a rapidly changing postglobal world, traditions cease to be fixed or attached to given places for very long. The mobile nature of contemporary traditions can negate past forms of ownership and authorship that assumed a top-down power structure that privileged an elite. The celebrations and ways of one culture may be popularized through adoption by others. In many cases, this results in commodification and a loss of original referents. In others, a tradition common to neighboring geographies and communities may be strategically claimed by a distinct subaltern or minority group for political purposes. Technologies of reproducibility, such as photography, radio, film, TV, and advertising, have undermined the placed-based nature of traditions, allowing flexible interpretations as well as the creation of new meanings. In fact, the mass media have created their own traditions. The advent of the internet and wireless media has further facilitated new interpretations of traditions, with flexible temporalities and places. Papers in this track should consider the emergence and establishment of new mobile traditions and their possibility for both disruption and foreclosure.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Nezar AlSayyad, IASTE President, University of California, Berkeley
Rahinah Ibrahim, Local Conference Director, University of Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Mark Gillem, IASTE Director and Conference Chair, University of Oregon, Eugene
Jennifer Gaugler, IASTE Conference Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley
Tomi Laine Clark, IASTE Administrative Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley
Susanty Nazmi, Local Conference Coordinator and Administrator, University of Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Barry Gordon, IASTE Conference Associate, University of Oregon, Eugene

SESSIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Hesham Khairy Issa, Gamal Abdelmonem, Khaled Adham, Heba Farouk Ahmed, Howayda Al-Harithy, Joe Aranha, Gabriel Arboleda, Vandana Baweja, Anne-Marie Broudehoux, Susanne Cowan, Cecilia Chu, Howard Davis, Tammy Gaber, Sophie Gonick, Clara Irazabal, Chee-Kien Lai, Morna Livingston, Laurence Keith Loftin III, Duanfang Lu, Robert Mugerauer, Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Mike Robinson, Shawhin Roudbari, Gunawan Tjahjono, Ipek Tureli, Montira Horayangura Unakul, Dell Upton, Jieheerah Yun

LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Norsidah Ujang, Marek Kozlowski, Kamariah Dola, Nor Atiah Ismail, Faziawati Abdul Aziz, Nangkula Utaberta, Susanty Nazmi

CONFERENCE HOST
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Conference Supporters
Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Ministry of Education Malaysia, Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
We urge you to register as soon as possible. To keep no-shows to a minimum and to guarantee the comprehensiveness of each session, we will not include speakers who fail to register by June 15. Registration fees are $425 (which includes an annual IASTE membership) and $225 for current students (with proof of student status). Non-presenting spouses and partners of conference presenters qualify for the lower rate. These fees include entrance to all conference sessions and plenary sessions, the registration packet with conference preliminaries and program, and all conference receptions.
Online registration is available here.

CONFERENCE FEES AND DEADLINES
Submission of Abstracts: February 17, 2014
Abstract acceptance: April 15, 2014
Early registration: June 15, 2014
Paper submission: August 1, 2014

General Registration (Early): $425
General Registration (Late): $525
Student Registration (Early): $225
Student Registration (Late): $300

Registration will open on April 15, 2014.

These fees include entrance to all conference sessions and plenary sessions, the registration packet with conference preliminaries and program, all conference receptions, and a local bus and walking tour of Kuala Lumpur. All conference presenters must register in order to participate in the conference and be included in the final program.

CONFERENCE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
The PARKROYAL Hotel in Kuala Lumpur has been selected as the primary conference hotel. This five-star hotel is in City Center, a ten minute walk to the Petronas Towers. Complimentary wireless is available throughout the hotel. IASTE has negotiated a special price with the hotel for conference participants which is extremely affordable for a five star hotel. All presenters and attendees are encouraged to stay in the conference hotel, as IASTE pays a heavy tax if you stay elsewhere and we fall below the number of rooms booked by IASTE for the special value. In order to receive the special room rate, please book through the following link:
http://www.parkroyalhotels.com/en/hotels-resorts/malaysia/kuala-lumpur/stay/offers/iaste-conference.html

POST-CONFERENCE TOURS
Post-conference tours should be booked through the travel agencies before the end of September.

Malacca (December 18th, 2014: one day trip)
The historical city of Malacca is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once one of the greatest trading ports in Southeast Asia, Malacca is now a popular destination for its unique glimpse into Malaysia’s multicultural heritage. Sites include the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (Malaysia’s oldest traditional Chinese temple), the Portuguese ruins of Porta de Santiago, and the Stadhuys building, believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East. This is a one day trip with travel by bus to and from Kuala Lumpur.

Travel agent (for Malacca trip only): Laras Travel & Tours SDN BHD
Link: http://larastravel.com/booking-packages/product/91-historical-malacca-full-day-tour-for-iaste-post-conference-2014/

Borneo (December 19th – December 21st, 2014: three day and two night trip)
On the morning of December 19th, participants will fly to Miri Sarawek and transfer to the Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort. Participants will have the opportunity to hike on foot paths through the rainforest, visit the orchard farm, take an educational tour of the domestic animal farm, and enjoy the cuisine at the resort’s café or restaurant. Participants will start the second day with a scenic drive to the Niah National Park, where they will visit the Niah Museum and the Niah Caves. On the morning of the third day there will be a tour of Miri City, which has developed from a small village into a modern cosmopolitan city with a bustling farmer’s market, Old China Town, and other sites of interest. This is a three day and two night trip.

Travel agent (for Borneo trip only): Planet Borneo Tours & Travel Services
Link: http://www.planetborneotours.com/iaste-2014/
Booking instructions: To book this tour please follow the instructions on their site to fill out the pdf form and email it to reservation@planetborneotours.com. Please note that the only way to pay for this tour is through wire transfer. Bank information can be found at the bottom of the page.

VISA INFORMATION
Regardless of your country of origin, your passport must be valid for 6 months after your scheduled date of departure from Malaysia. Travelers from some countries do not need a visa or will be given a visa upon arrival, while travelers from other countries will need to obtain a visa before leaving their home country. Travelers from certain countries may also require special approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysia. Travelers from some countries may require proof of yellow fever vaccination. For more information about visas, please visit the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

JEFFREY COOK AWARD FOR BEST PAPER
Every year, the Jeffrey Cook award is given to two presenters at the IASTE conference: the author of the best paper by a scholar and the author of the best paper by a student. The winners will each receive an award of $1,000 and, after appropriate review and revision, their papers will be published in Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. Papers should be concerned with the subject of traditional dwellings and settlements in a manner that challenges traditional scholarship on the subject and engages spatial analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective. We strongly encourage all interested participants to indicate that they would like the Award Committee to evaluate their papers.


INQUIRIES

Please use the following information when making inquiries regarding the conference.

Mailing address:
IASTE 2014
Center for Environmental Design Research
390 Wurster Hall #1839
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1839

Phone: 510.642.6801

Fax: 510.643.5571

E-mail: iaste@berkeley.edu

Website: iaste.org