U-SoA Welcomes The 10th ACSF (International) Symposium

U-SoA Welcomes The 10th ACSF (International) Symposium

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U-SoA Welcomes The 10th ACSF (International) Symposium

By UM News
The ACSF: Displacement and Architecture Symposium

The 10th ACSF Displacement and Architecture Symposium united internationally-renown scholars and practitioners for an increasingly-relevant discussion.

The Forum for Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality (ACSF) presented the Displacement and Architecture Symposium in partnership with the University of Miami School of Architecture, University of Miami; the Coral Gables Museum; the AIA Miami; and The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (Florida Council). The symposium promoted a broad discussion amongst practitioners and scholars on the tangible and intangible dimensions and mitigations of displacement, addressing the physical as well as spiritual ramifications of natural disaster, forced migration, or deportation. Program events took place at the Coral Gables Museum and University of Miami School of Architecture, focusing on resilient design mitigation strategies addressing our inner sense of spiritual and cultural permanence within the temporal realities that we now occupy and will occupy in the future. Among the multi-day events were Keynote Lecture by globally recognized, Berlin-based architect, Eike Roswag-Klinge, Professor Berlin Technical University & Aga Khan Award Winner. This lecture was followed by a reception and curator-led tour of the Coral Gables Museum’s exhibition, Sheltering Survivors.

The U-SoA program included remarks by Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury and Featured Speakers Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Katherine Wheeler, U-SoA; Ronald Rael, UC Berkeley; Prem Chandavarker, CnT India; Julio Bermudez, Catholic University; Tom Barrie, NCSU; two panel discussions, and Keynote Lecture by Karsten Harries, Yale University. Topics covered how architecture, cities and environments are impacted by migration, including the spatial and symbolic dimensions of home, camp, or place of worship.