Conference and exhibition at the Centre de design, Montréal
21 to 29 March 2019
Deadline: September 15, 2018
The international conference-exhibition invites academics involved in creative-research in design and related disciplines to contribute to the reflection on the roles played by documentation and invention in investigating the city and its territory.
The Urban Inventories conference-exhibition examines the crossover between documentation and invention as they relate to the city. To document, to represent and to project urban complexity are essential tasks toward a deeper understanding of urban spatial production at all scales and ways to generate new meaning for the city. The design-research projects presented and exhibited are aimed at reconsidering urban complexity, representational forms of knowledge, and research in design and related disciplines. These considerations highlight four central preoccupations of the conference: situated practice, representation, projection and investigation. How are documentary practices in design and their modes of representation generative of new urban knowledge? How and when does the act of making an inventory become a design project?