BHRC 4th Annual Symposium on Heritage, History, and Culture – Fictitious Capital: Postmodernism and the Built Environment

International Conference

Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion

The symposium will bring together scholars to present their current research on architectural transformations in the neoliberal era. Through an international perspective and comparative outlook, we aim to question the historiographic scarcity of architectural studies in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. We strive to identify the similarities and differences in the development of spatial practices amid tremendous economic and cultural transformations, specifically since the 1970s, and the rise of neoliberalism.
The symposium will focus on the legacy of postmodernism in architecture and urban planning from the 1970s to the present day and attempt to link it to the economic transformations of the same period. In particular, the symposium will promote historiographical research on the following topics:
• Spatial practices and their core values in the era of the globalized market economy.
• Architectural culture under global and local economic changes in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
• Economic readings of real-estate regulation and development ventures and their spatial manifestations.

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