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All-Ireland Architecture Research Group 10th Annual Conference


Sharing Ground: Propinquity

10th Annual Conference, All-Ireland Architecture Research Group
AIARG, Ulster University, Belfast, 2021

Registration is now open via the Ulster University online store – click here.

Conference Programme

Thursday 21st January 2021     
6.30pm – 7.30pm: Keynote speaker, Joan Copjec

Friday 22nd January 2021     
9.30am – 10.30am: Welcome and conference introduction
10.30am – 12.30am: Panel 1 Politics, Policy and Agency 1.
Chair: Emmett Scanlon

  1. Alessandra Como + Luisa Smeragliuolo Perrotta (Salerno, Italy), Porocity: the rediscovery of porosity as a character of the architecture of the city
  2. Dr Saul Golden, Kieran Carlin + Professor Gerry Leavey (Belfast, Ireland), Urban universities as catalysts for regeneration strategies to benefit communities
  3. Miriam Fitzpatrick (Dublin, Ireland), Propinquity and the Social Life of the City
  4. Dr Gul Kacmaz Erk (Belfast, Ireland), Active Urbanism: clubbing in Berlin’s adapted buildings
  5. Colm O’Brien (Cork, Ireland), Public Space and the Elderly

10.30am – 12.30pm: Panel 2 Climate Change.
Chair: Professor Aoife Houlihan Wiberg

  1. Anup Kumar Prasad (Bengaluru, India), Crucial factors influencing climate change: alternative dimension
  2. Federica Appendino + Janet Hetman (Paris, France), Eco-neighbourhood in an historical city
  3. Helena Fitzgerald (Limerick, Ireland), CityXchange: infrastructure for innovation
  4. Martin Murray (Belfast, Ireland), Remaking our rural towns through energy conservation
  5. Rebecca McConnell (Belfast, Ireland), untitled – ‘A Wicked Problem
  6. Shane Colclough (Dublin, Belfast, Ireland), Investment into Irish low-energy social housing retrofit

12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch break

1.30pm – 3.30pm: Panel 3 Politics, Policy and Agency 2.
Chair: Dr David Coyles

  1. Dr Ayoola + Amira Osman Akure, Nigeria + Pretoria, South Africa), Spatial Dimensions of Poverty in residential neighbourhoods
  2. Gareth Brennan (Dublin, Ireland), Marino
  3. Jack Lehane (Cork, Ireland), Towards post-occupancy applications for international participant based live projects
  4. Shane Sugrue (Cambridge, England), Speculating on the New World City: from coercion to curation in Brisbane’s West Village
  5. Weiqi Chu (Ohio, U.S.), Discover the Power of Government: Capital Model Prison
  6. Tebogo Ramatlo + Dr Alona Martinez Perez (Johannesburg, S Africa), Periphery

1.30pm – 3.30pm: Panel 4 Materials, Means and Media.
Chair: Professor Paul Clarke

  1. Jake Malone (Dublin, Ireland), The Rudimentary Wall
  2. Mark Shiel (London), RTÉ television centre in the organisational complex in 1960s Dublin
  3. Patrick Brennan (Dublin, Ireland), Br1cks and M0rtar
  4. Ryan Johnston (Belfast, Ireland), Digital Twins
  5. Sarah Mannion (Dublin, Ireland), untitled ‘Interpreting Ground

3.30pm – 5.30pm:  Panel 5 Education as Environment.
Chair: Dr Martina Murphy

  1. Courtney McIlkenny + Dr M Murphy (Belfast, Ireland), The Vertical Studio: reimagining propinquity
  2. Hirbod Norouzianpour (New Mexico, U.S.), Integrating Service-Learning Method into the curriculum of U.S. Architecture Schools
  3. Saiful Fazli Ramli +Dr Ibrahim Motawa (Glasgow, Scotland), HBIM Preventive Conservation Framework for historic timber buildings in Malaysia
  4. Sarah Mulrooney + (Cork, Ireland), Making Design POP
  5. Dougal Sheridan + Deirdre McMenamin (Berlin, Germany), Reflections on collaborative configurations
  6. Dr Silpa Singarajwarapan + Dr Ibrahim Motawa (Glasgow), BIM-based Building Code Compliance Systems

5.30pm – 6.00pm: Conference close