September 4-6, 2017 / Conference Room (3F)
- The Scientific Committee of the UIA 2017 Seoul cordially invited participants to submit Papers and Design works under the theme of ‘Soul of City.’
- Subject 1. Culture
- Cities have been developed in accordance with the cultural aspects of own. A city’s profile is the result of the association of historic buildings, yet the given profile reflecting cultures and historic buildings is often heterogeneous. How then can we define and create the uniqueness of a city with various determinants in mind? How should we respond to the phenomena derived from cultural differences? What are the roles of architecture for this?
Productive Preservation of Architectural Traditions
Blending of Urban Landscapes and Historic Heritages
Convergence of Diverse Cultures
Others (about Cultures)
- Subject 2. Future
- Mankind strives to further advancing urbanization for survival. Cities, as the cradle of human civilization, have introduced technologies so as to embrace the increase of population. While city governance deliberates urban efficiency and social equilibrium, mankind are threatened by emerging environmental hazards and deviated humane values, often caused by losing control over population density, equilibrium-breaking social powers, and unbalanced housing problem. Architecture can bring in imaginations, emotional charms, and technological benefits to city lives.
Technology for Happiness
Housing for Next Generation
Instant Life and Open-ended City
Others (about Future)
- Subject 3. Nature
- Growth of cities is often associated with the destruction or alternation of the time-honored nature. Urban life, however, needs to have green spaces such as gardens, natural parks or “domesticated landscapes,” and the existence of human beings is also considered as the natural environment. From this point of view, the built environment should not be completely different from the given natural environment; and cities and architectures should be considered as a living organism, inspired by the natural law.
Civilization of Natural Landscape
Sustainable Development and Human Well-Being
Others (about Nature)
- Subject 4. Open-ended subjects
- Papers for open-ended subjects are most welcomed, and any other architectural topics not covered by the three sub themes can be discussed. However, it is highly recommended to project some connections to the UIA 2017’s main theme, “SOUL OF CITY.” Possible topics may be, but are not limited to: Passion (Arts and Passion, Urban Space Arts, Architecture, and Arts) or Human Value (Suturing and Healing, Justice and Equity, and Community Values), and others.
178 papers in the 30 paper sessions will be presented as oral presentations in the conference rooms (304, 305, 310, 311, 314). 43 Design Works in the 7 Design Works sessions will be presented as oral presentations in the conference rooms (301A, 301B). At the same time, 120 papers and 59 Design Works will be displayed as posters on the Congress. (as of September, 2017)