Organised by the Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA), Faculty of the Professions
In recent years, one of the several turns that signified profound changes in academic research revolved around the multifaceted notion of “space.” The “spatial turn” was enabled, on the one hand, by the availability of advanced new technologies for spatial analysis, such as geographic information systems (GIS) software, and on the other, by the foregrounding of spatial thinking and interpretation in a wide range of fields within the humanities. Thus, with the spatial turn, spatial history emerged as an approach to understanding and writing the history of a nation with reference to the construction of landscape and material culture rather than families and events, and spatial humanities became a new hub of researchers concerned with spatial technology, history, and theory. In the School of Architecture and Built Environment (SABE), spatial studies is an emerging line of study that is bringing together research work in different disciplinary (architecture, landscape, and urbanism) and cultural contexts (Asia, Australia, India, and the Middle East). This emerging line of research will be the focus of a one-day symposium aimed at discussing the various frontiers in spatial thinking that SABE’s researchers are exploring.
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