Call for Abstracts

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Call for Abstracts - Submission deadline has passed

Abstracts are invited for presentations that explore the issues raised by the conference theme in eight topic areas, listed below, and one flexible open category. Submitted abstracts should be in English, no longer than 500-words and prepared for blind review (no names or affiliations). The same abstract may not be submitted to multiple topics.

Authors of selected abstracts will deliver a fifteen-minute presentation in a conference session with two to three other authors. One of the co-chairs of the topic will also deliver a response to the presentations. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to develop their presentation into a full paper (4,000 words or less) for the conference proceedings, following the conference. 

Emergent Models of Architectural Education: Pedagogy, Curriculum + Students
    Frances Bronet, University of Oregon
    Tomoaki Tanaka, Meiji University

Urban Environments + New Regionalism: Interventions for Public + Private Spaces
    Margaret Crawford, University of California, Berkeley
    Inha Jung, Hanyang University

Architecture + Change in the Public Realm
    Martha Thorne, IE University          
    Young-min Koo, Inha University

Paradigm or Practice: Models of Design + Research for a New Global Age
    Mary-Ann Ray, University of Michigan 
    Eulho Suh, Suh Architects

Design + Building in the Open City
    David Erdman, University of Hong Kong
    Hayub Song, Chung-Ang University

Technology + Lifestyle: Theories and Methods in an Expanded Field
    Marcus Shaffer, Pennsylvania State University
    Chae-Shin Yoon, Ewha Womans University

Resilient Communities: Design Strategies for Healthy + Sustainable Environments
    Daniel Friedman, University of Washington
    Sun-Young Rieh, University of Seoul

Parametrics + Planning: New Hybrids + Landscape Infrastructure
    Sung-Ah Kim, Sungkyungkwan University
    Bimal Mendis, Yale University

    Clark Llewellyn, University of Hawaii
    Jin Baek, Seoul National University

Abstract Submission Requirements

Authors are required to submit a 500-word abstract. Abstracts must be formatted for blind peer review (no names or affiliations). The same abstract may not be submitted to multiple topics.

The 2014 Open Cities - ACSA/AIK International Conference is open for submissions to any professional, faculty, graduate and doctoral students worldwide. If you are already an ACSA member, please log into the website and complete your submission. If you are not an ACSA member or do not have ACSA credentials, please send an email to or to request credentials for the 2014 International Conference.

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 Summer/Fall 2013
     Call for Abstracts Announced
 Fall 2013
   Project Exhibition Announced
 January 15, 2014
   Submission Deadline


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