Rome 2015

22nd International Seminar on Urban Form

Announcements

 

22nd ISUF Conference: City as organism. New visions for urban life Faculty of Architecture, Valle Giulia, Rome, ITALY September 22, 2015 – September 26, 2015

 


Conceptions of the city have changed significantly in recent years. The character of major infrastructural, residential, commercial and manufacturing developments suggests that current challenges may be a great deal more than a blip in the course of history. Some would argue that the dialectic between the desire to restore the organicity of urban form and the incoherent reality of the actual city is at the core of some of the finest projects and plans that have been developed. Is this a line of thought that is practicable in urban morphological research and practice? Or should we accept the incoherence of cities as amalgams of fragments? A central theme of the Conference is the ‘reading’ of existing cities in the light of a possible new organicity, comparing viewpoints from different disciplines; from architecture to history and from geography to urban planning. Discussions will deal with a variety of scales, from the territorial to the urban, and from the entire city and constellations of cities to the scale of the individual building. The Twenty-Second International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF 2015), hosted in Rome by the Faculty of Architecture of ‘Sapienza’ University, will take place in Valle Giulia, via Antonio Gramsci 53, 00197, Rome, Italy, from 22 to 26 September 2015.

The graph shows ISUF 2015 Rome Conference submissions by countries.
Statistics demonstrate how Urban Morphology has gained special importance in countries undergoing rapid transformation as Brazil, Turkey, China.

 
Posted: 2016-09-02 More...
 

ISUF 2015 Conference Proceedings

 
I am very pleased to announce the publication of the ISUF 2015 Conference proceedings.
The two volumes are available at the link: http://www.urbanform.it/
Thanks to all authors who have contributed with their important researches on Urban Morphology.

Giuseppe Strappa (Conference Chair)

 

All the authors who wish to have an hard copy of the ISUF2015 Conference Proceedings it is available a print on demand service. To require the print on demand send an e-mail to: info@istantanea.com putting as subject: Rif Prev: 11555_ISUF2015(Amato). Remeber to specify your full address, the volume's number (vol 1 or vol 2) and the number of copies required. The cost for each volumes is euros 118,00 more shipping costs (shipping costs may change depending on the countries).

 
Posted: 2016-07-01 More...
 

PhD School

 
DRACO

PhD school in Architecture and Construction (Code 26738)
Director: Giuseppe Strappa
Sapienza University of Rome offers   three-year -full-time postgraduate PhD positions with fellowship for attaining the degree of "Dottore di Ricerca "(PhD).
Each fellowship amounts to € 19.000,00 per year. –

See more at: http://www.uniroma1.it/didattica/offerta-formativa/dottorati#sthash.rhQgJ6CA.dpuf

 
Posted: 2016-03-31 More...
 

BOOK LAUNCH "L'ARCHITETTURA COME PROCESSO"

 

Book launch "L'architettura come processo"

Friday 1st of April, 2016

Facoltà di Architettura Valle Giulia, Via Gramsci 53, Roma

 
Posted: 2016-03-23 More...
 

I CONGRESO HISPÁNICO ISUF-H FORMA URBANA: PASADO, PRESENTE Y PERSPECTIVAS

 
Convocatoria abierta:

I CONGRESO HISPÁNICO ISUF-H

FORMA URBANA: PASADO, PRESENTE Y PERSPECTIVAS

Toledo, 15 y 16 de septiembre de 2016

http://eventos.uclm.es/go/ISUFH2016FORMAURBANA

 

 
Posted: 2015-12-15 More...
 

NEW DEADLINE FULL PAPER SUBMISSION

 
Dear authors,
we are going to edit the Isuf 2015 conference proceedings.
Full papers should be sent by 30th of November.
All papers not arrived by this deadline won't be included in the conference proceeding .
Please follow the full paper template online on the isuf 2015 website and remember that the maximum of images allowed is 4.

Thank you for your collaboration
 
Posted: 2015-10-13 More...
 

CONCLUSION OF 22th ISUF CONFERENCE

 
Dear Participants,
the Twenty-Second Isuf  Conference is now concluded.
I hope it's been an interesting experience for all of us.
Let me propose a few brief considerations about.
Each Isuf Conference has some specific features depending on the culture of the city where it takes place and by the institutions that hosts it.
I think our Conference has had two peculiar characters.
The first was a particular attention to the  historic environment: to the historic territory, city, buildings.
I think this is a very significant field of study for the Urban Morphology.
A field different but complementary to the one of  historical studies. The historian is interested in the urban and architectural phenomenon in its singularity and specificity, in its value of document, in its artistic quality, Many papers has confirmed, in this Conference, as the morphologist studies them in their transformations, as a process, linking the single phenomenon to the generality of similar phenomena. They are two aspects of the same problem.  I think that the number and quality of the papers presented in this field of studies have given a special spirit to our Conference.
A second specific character depends, I think, by the fact that the Conference was organized in a Faculty of Architecture.
Not by chance, many of the interventions have been interested in design.
I consider vital for architects to use Urban Morphology studies. Reading urban phenomena on a rational basis, the study of forming processes by scientific methods are not just design tools. They can correspond to a choice against the spectacular drift of much contemporary architecture. I believe they can even encourage an innovative way in making architecture: the project as an aesthetic synthesis of processes, not only a result of individual creativity.  We all have seen how interesting are designs of architects beginning to take an interest in the issue.
I think it was also noteworthy the session dedicated to the formation of local networks. They will be, I believe, the future of Isuf. The more the different local networks will have their own character and will be rooted in their own culture, the more Isuf will be rich in fruitful contributions, capable of innovating our studies and our researches.
At the conclusion of our Conference I would like to thank:
the Isuf Council, for having encouraged that the conference should take place in Rome;
all the professors our PhD  School and especially Irene Del Monaco, Marco Maretto, Dina Nencini, Paolo Carlotti, Fabrizio Toppetti;
the students of  Draco Doctorate, for their enthusiastic help.
I would like in particular to thank the Conference secretary Anna Rita Amato who has played an invaluable role in the organization of our Seminar.

Thanks to all for your participation.
We will meet again next year at the Isuf Conference in Nanjing University.
Prof. Giuseppe Strappa
Conference Chair
 
Posted: 2015-10-06 More...
 
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