2011 ACSA Fall Conference
Local Identities / Global Challenges
October 6-8, 2011 | Houston, TX
Host Schools: Prairie View A&M University and Texas A&M University
Co-chairs: Ikhlas Sabouni and Jorge Vanegas
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Texas is a melting pot of cultures that represent regional, national, and international populations. The demographics of the stateʼs two largest cities, Houston and Dallas, are changing rapidly, where majorities are becoming minorities and minorities are controlling their own destinies.
The profession’s demographics are changing; more female students are in architecture schools and a more diverse leadership is emerging. Architecture and design practices are similarly evolving by working at a broader range of scales for clients from a variety of backgrounds. More broadly, in coming years societies will benefit from the diversity of voices participating in decisions about the built environment.
This conference will continue the dialogue started at the 2009 ACSA Southwest Fall Conference, “Changing Identities,” by exploring the influence of culture, context, and technology on design. The 2011 conference will put these identities in a global perspective with scholarly papers that seek to understand the effects of global forces on local populations and peer-reviewed design presentations from practices that demonstrate these effects