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CICA UIA Torino 2008
Can a building change your life? Changing identities and architectural concepts in the age of pluralism


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First Presentation

Monday 30th of June, 11:00 to 13:00
"Sala Londra", Lingotto building, Torino

Joseph Rykwert, London / UK:
Place, time and architecture today – An Introduction

Trevor Boddy, Vancouver / Canada:
'Vancouverism' – Critical Urbanism, Critical Practice in Westcoast Canada

Pippo Ciorra, Rome / Italy:
Contemporary vs Exotic
The Debate about Meier’s Ara Pacis in Rome

Manuel Cuadra, Frankfurt am Main / Germany:
Dealing with multiple identities – The Frankfurt 'Altstadtdiskussion'

William J. R. Curtis, France:                                                     
Gestures without meaning – The crisis of the star system

Louise Noelle Gras, Mexico City / Mexico:
Cultural identity within global expressions
Qatar and Mexico

Süha Özkan, Istanbul / Turkey: 
Muslim identity and contemporary architecture – The Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Yasmin Shariff, London / UK:
The New Academies
Community, Architecture and Aesthetics

Jennifer Taylor, Brisbane / Australia:
Who are we? – Voices from the South Pacific


Second Presentation

Wednesday 2nd of July, 13:00 to 15:00
"Sala Dublino", Lingotto building, Torino

Pippo Ciorra, Rome / Italy

Carlos Eduardo Comas, Porto Alegre / Brasil

Christine Murray, London / UK

Shane O'Toole, Dublin / Ireland: 
Sunday Morning – Breakfast with Architecture

Samia Rab, Sharjah / United Arab Emirates: 
Heritage and hermeneutic? – The role of architecture in shaping memories

Rasmus Wćrn, Stockholm / Sweden: 
The "architectus verborum"

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