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SPACE International Conferences July 2022 are over

SPACE International Conferences July 2022 have been held on 8th and 9th of July 2022 on site and online. In this first hybrid conferences we organise, we merged different conferences’ sessions with each other to discuss subjects related to architecture and urban design inter-disciplinarily. We appreciate the effort our International Advisory Board members and reviewers as well as International Conferences Organisation Committee Members spent. We wouldn’t achieve this high quality without their work. 

We are thankful to all our keynote speakers and accepted presenters for their contribution to the conferences.

Meet our Keynote Speakers, if you haven’t yet…

It was a great pleasure listening to and discussing the presentations of our keynoters Dr Sanaz Shobeiri (Queen’s Univeristy of Belfast), Dr Gregory Cowan (University of Wales Trinity St David & University of Westminster), Sumita Singha (Ecologic Architects, Politecnico di Milano), Dr Carla Molinari (Anglia Ruskin University), Dr Marco Spada (University of Suffolk), Dr Petra Perolini (Griffith University), Dr Derya Dulec Ozer (Istanbul Technical University)and Dr Charalampos Tsavdaroglou (Hellenic Open University & University of Thessaly & Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

We were more than happy to hear the research of our accepted presenters Malwina Balcerak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań), Ockert Rudolf Pretorius (University of Johannesburg), Ece Sila Bora (Queen’s Univeristy of Belfast), Chia-Wen Hsu (National Sun Yat-sen University), Maurizio Sibilla (Oxford Brooks University), Liheng Zhu (Politecnico di Milano), Amna Nassir Salman (University of Baghdad), Saud K. Abu Mutawe (King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals), Tyson King-Meadows (University of Massachusetts Boston), Ana Vita (University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest), Sara Saliba (University of Nottingham), Erica Martins (SPACE Studies), Emma Campbell (Queen’s University of Belfast), Liam Colquhoun (Virginia Commonwealth University), Matthew Holmes-Dallimore (Virginia Commonwealth University), Qiyue Zhang (Southeast University), Paola Silva Perdomo (Arizona State University), Noor Ragaban (University of Liverpool), Siti Mazlina Binti Zarmani (Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia – USIM), Fang Bin Guo (Liverpool John Moores University), Debora Picorelli Zukeran (Birmingham City University), Ming-Lun Hsieh (National Cheng Kung University), Rania Obead (University of Edinburgh), Zeynep Birgonul (Istanbul Technical University) and Karel Vandenhende (KU Leuven).


Additionally, we had the Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition entitled “Space in Pandemic” which had been produced by the selected works of the workshops organised during the Research Project conducted by SPACE Studies and MVF Isik University collaboratively. The Exhibition of the Research Project entitled “SPACE IN PANDEMIC: The Use of Indoor & Outdoor Space During the Lockdown in Pandemic” will be on display until 23rd of July on weekdays between 9:30 and 17:00.

The workshop entitled “Age-Gender Inclusiveness in City Centres – A ‘User-to-Author’ Metamorphosis” was designed and conducted by Dr Sanaz Shobeiri and Dr Gregory Cowan between the conference sessions.  

“This workshop aims to familiarise the audience with the nuances and differences of inclusiveness and how the general public can play a dynamic role in physically, mentally and spiritually achieving it. With a focus on the age-gender indicator, the workshop explores a user-to-creator journey which transforms the passive (user-only) role of citizens and tourists into an active role. To this end, the workshop comprises three key phases of 1) inclusiveness and its formative indicators; 2) metamorphosis from a reader into an author of the city centre; and 3) the interplay of “time” and inclusiveness. To foster these phases, the workshop presenters reflect the findings of their current researches particularly those associated with the “The Role of Age and Gender in Designing Inclusive City Centres – A Comparative Study of Different-Scale Cities: Tehran and Belfast” Shobeiri, S. & Cowan, G.

The workshop attracted great attention from our attendees including our listeners and raised important issues. Thus, the outcome of the workshop will be announced separately. We are grateful to our listeners for their interest in SPACE Studies International Conferences

Lastly, we would like to emphasise that SPACE International Conferences established an ideal platform not only to discuss recent advances and research results in architecture, urban design and interdisciplinary areas but also to create a network. In fact, our participants had chance to socialise and get to know one another at the Gala Dinner. We are proud that we had chance to host all of our participants and we look forward to our next event!


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