Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 8th Edition
Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 8th Edition

IEREK Conference

  • 24, Sep / 26, Sep 2024
  • University of Pisa, Italy
Conference Email
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According to Stuart Hall, one’s cultural identity is constantly undergoing change where he considers that it is a matter of becoming as well as being and he believes that our cultural identities are influenced by history, by our pasts and will accordingly be influenced by our futures. The aforementioned not only applies to us and our cultures but also to a city’s own identity. A city’s identity is continuously constructed and developed over time just like that of our own identities.

And just like that of our own identities, a city’s identity consists of several factors that impact it. Architecture and arts are among the factors that shape the history of civilizations, and accordingly shape both a city’s culture and identity, as well as our own, and allow ancient and modern cities to flourish. These factors do not stop only at buildings and constructions but also include traditions, cultural beliefs, religious beliefs, and communal arts. While it is important to embrace the inevitable changes that a city’s identity undergoes as a result of many factors such as globalization and modernization, it is important to preserve, maintain, and cherish our traditions and civilizations that have left behind various architectural wonders.

With this in mind, IEREK is working on delivering a conference that will work to discuss how architecture and arts are the reflection and embodiment of the historical, cultural, and economic characteristics of a city and that it presents how a city’s memories and history play a vital role in protecting the physical and nonphysical heritage of a city. The research presented will make sense of the transformation of cities and urban cultures and will investigate different new approaches developed in both contemporary arts and architectures.

The 8th edition of the Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) aims to help raise the awareness of enthusiasts of architecture and arts about the importance and significance of new techniques in preserving architectural identities. This conference will gather researchers from around the globe in hopes of exchanging knowledge and experiences on protecting and sustaining cities’ identities through architecture and arts and to discuss urban development in that regard.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Identifying and Shaping Cities and Formation

    1.1 Religion, Culture, and the City

    1.2 City Structure, Features, and Elements

    1.3 The City’s Image and Self-identity

    1.4 Transitioning into Smart Cities: Structure and Transformation

    1.5 Advances in Technologies of City Planning and Development

    1.6 Urban Growth and Morphology and Their Impact on Cities’ Identities

    1.7 New Development in Urban Design and Shaping the City and Its Culture

    1.8 The Influences of City Elements and Vocabularies in the City’s Formation and Development

  • 2. Heritage Arts: Sustainability, Identities, and Public Regulations

    2.1 Cultural Heritage Protection, Conservation, and Reuse

    2.2 Ideologies and Movements: Shaping the City and Its History

    2.3 Visual Arts’ Roles in Documenting Architectural Heritage

    2.4 Branding the City’s Heritage Identities and Sustainable Heritage

    2.5 Public Regulations and Efforts in Heritage Conservation

    2.6 Mapping Cities’ Vocabularies: Ecological Approach of Conservation Projects

    2.7 The Correlation Between Architecture and Arts and Conservation of Cities’ Vocabularies

    2.8 The Role of Heritage Sites in Driving the City Fabrics

  • 3. Contemporary Arts: A City’s Visual Arts and Visualization

    3.1 Visuals of Architectural Heritage in the Modern Era

    3.2 The Future of Our Past: Archaeology is Yesterday’s Visual Arts for Today

    3.3 Visual Arts’ Role in Documenting Architectural Heritage

    3.4 Art, Music, and Interaction Visualization Media and Its Impact on Humans

    3.5 The Dialogue Between Ancient and Contemporary Visuals

    3.6 Cultural Spaces and Landscapes in Contemporary Arts

    3.7 Artistic Heritages and Their Impact on Contemporary Arts

    3.8 Contemporary Art in Reviving Modern and Historical Cities

  • 4. The Development of Cities’ Vocabularies

    4.1 Planning for Sustainable Context of Re-discovering Heritage Vocabularies

    4.2 The Future of Cities Art, Architecture, and Historical Cities

    4.3 Architecture and Arts in the Cultural Transformation Age

    4.4 The Shaping and Transformation of Successful Case Studies

    4.5 Policies and Guidelines for the Planning and Transformation of Cities

    4.6 Best Practices for Dealing with Historical Areas and Buildings

    4.7 Historic Conservation and Economic Plans for Sustainable Tourism

    4.8 Cultural Spaces Development and Landscapes in Contemporary Arts