July 13, 2007
by Canadian Architect
From June 29-July 3, 2008, architects from around the world will meet in Turin, Italy, for the 23rd World Congress of the International Union of Architects, with the theme of Transmitting Architecture: Culture, Democracy, Hope. Participants will discuss architecture as a channel of communication and the communication of architecture itself, in all forms and all places. The Congress will study all the various aspects of a profession that is concerned with the quality of life, landscape, and the environment on a daily basis.
Three days of working sessions will be devoted to specific interpretations of the three aspects of the concept of Transmitting Architecture:
June 30: The Past, CultureArchitectural culture, talent, history, heritage, education.
July 1: The Present, DemocracyUrban democracy, participation, mediation, decision.
July 2: The Future, HopeSustainable development, environmental protection.
The program offers a full spectrum of conferences within this framework. They will be conducted by architects and international experts in a variety of fields that will launch a multidisciplinary debate. A wide selection of contributions from around the world will complement and illustrate these interventions.
The organizers of the 2008 Turin Congress invite the worlds architects to submit proposals according to the themes mentioned above: culture, democracy, and hope. All submissions must be made electronically through the Congress website at www.uia2008torino.org. The deadline for submission is October 19, 2007.