AHRA Conference Conclusions

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ALAN DEIN

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“explore a sense of place in change” Two worlds, one on top of the other are drawn together through living memory. It is our job to connect the seemingly disconnected past and present.

TERRY MEADE

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Israeli authorities use bureaucracy as a violent tool to phase out the Palestinian population.  4 photographs of a demolition party progressing up the road towards the  dwelling place of a family of nine living in poverty presents the indiscriminate disposal of the inhabitants home.    The 4 times rebuilt house, one of many examples, is consistently met with further demolition illustrating an architecture as activism, proving, however, too traumatic as the families move away.  Palestinians unable to get planning permission face building and risking demolition or not to build and live in cramped, stressful conditions.  An insight into the everyday consequences of politically contesting fields; what is our responsibility to act? how do you cross the threshold from professional to personal?

AHRA Update

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Paper Sessions

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ELLA CHMIELEWSKA, SEBASTIAN SCHMIDT-TOMCZAK

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Collaberation takes place in the moment of collision.  Meeting at a right angle exposes both to external forces and the edge chips, reducing the angle towards a well-rounded argument, “…towards the integrity of the sphere.”

PETER KELLETT

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Where is the field? researcher inhabits the researched influencing the representation of the other.  The field is not waiting to be found but is constructed and “to build is in itself already to dwell” (Heidegger) How spaces are inhabited designs the form in this constant construction.  The field continues to grow with access to digital technologies connecting ‘home’ and ‘field’ when the researcher is physically absent but present in emails.  ”Geography of the field is dissolving. The local and global is no longer clearly discernable.”

Keynote Speakers: Alan Dein and Can Altay

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Fearghal Murray

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Fearghal lulls us into intimacy with ’scape’ stories.”Don’t trust maps for they avoid the moment.”

“When you can’t see the mountain it’s raining, when you can it’s going to rain” An Irish proverb colours social understanding of community shaping streets.  An architectural awareness of the outside while inside is paramount as the street is seen as a communal room.

Field/Work Poster Display

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