Track 1. Diversity and Mixture
This theme emphasizes the practice of architecture and urbanism attentive to diversity and mixtures of cultures and the interrelationships with other professional fields, such as anthropology and politics, as well as political, social, cultural, and economic issues.
Track 2. Changes and Emergencies
This theme debates the intense changes in the contemporary world and its reflections in the fields of architecture and urbanism, with emphasis on their social, environmental and technological dimensions.
Track 3. Vulnerabilities and Inequalities
This theme has focus on the social dimensions of architecture and urbanism, taking as its theme the worldwide challenges in confronting urban vulnerabilities and inequalities, the large contingents of people living in precarious conditions in slums, tenement houses, temporary shelters, and housing units produced by self-construction or self-management.
Track 4. Transience and Flows
This theme guiding thread rests on displacements in general, trying to expand understanding of transience and flows on the planetary and local scale as well as their demographic, temporal and human dimensions.
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