İstanbul Ayvansaray Üniversitesi / GSTMF


Letter of Invitation

A city is a dynamic, variable transitive structure with its user and living spaces. This variable, transitional, transient situations, all the hierarchies facing architecture, opens up proposals for discussion. Time is the most basic parameter that requires this query. Time is the only phenomenon where change can be understood. Therefore, housing should be discussed within the time it was designed and produced. Housing discussions are also debating of the time. All of the concepts involving housing vary depending on historical processes. A chronological view of history reveals the linear aspect of change. The chronological history of the dwelling is a discovery study starting from the Neolithic Period and coming to the present day. However, the chronological view often covers the fact that change is not linear and unidirectional.

The meaning of discussing the Neolithic house, the Middle Ages, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century houses is to search for a threshold of change or to identify similarities and differences. Ancient Greek woman does not live in the city outside the dwelling. Housing is the shell of its life cycle for the woman of that period. The ancient Roman residence is the residence of the show. Presence is the sign of housing wealth. These issues are not dominant concepts for medieval European housing. Medieval residence is such a production house. The number of households up to 25 people brings away the residence from being a nest. The basic concepts of housing, such as privacy, were not an issue to consider, because it was a place of production. However, the 17th century residence explores the spatial hierarchy and privacy and establishes the spatial order of the residence. The housing of the new class created by the Industrial Revolution in the end of the 18th century and in the 19th century is an issue that must be tackled. In the first half of the 20th century, housing is urban and is one of the manifestos where ideals compete. In the second half of the 20th century, housing is an interdisciplinary problematic. The socio-economic context in the production of housing consists of users, housing manufacturers are designers. Social housing belongs to the spirit of the 1960s. The architect should find kind of  identity to housing phenomenon while dealing with policies, economic orders. Identity, belonging, and cultural codes bring architecture to look beyond its own discipline. In the 1980s, housing production policies changed due to changes in other areas and became independent commodities independent of the economic user demands imposed by liberal economic systems. Today's socio-economic changes, the desire to change the human-centered structure of the world (the abandonment of the Anthropocene), ecology and sustainability are the parameters that establish new models, the more widespread recognition of interdisciplinary interaction, and the need to discuss as a 21st century housing.

Housing is currently being discussed in the context of urban regeneration projects, gentrification, density increase, sustainable housing, earthquake-resistant housing and some marketing slogans. However, in all these discussions, user participation, urban continuity, accessible housing, new forms of production and new economic models of production, geography of new urban housing, housing as a city right remain the concepts that need to be discussed. These discussions include designers of all sizes, communication scientists, sociologists, psychologists, economists, management experts, policy makers and invite them to responsibility.

"21th Century Housing Discussions” topics are as follows;

1. Right to Urban Housing

2. New Housing Models

3. Housing Scenarios on Acute Crises 

4. What the Housing Experience Teaches

5. Collective Production of the City: Housing

6. Housing and Society

7. Production of Urban Housing

8. New Economic Models of Housing Production

9. Consumer Society and Housing Advertisements

10. Housing Production Policies of Local Governments

11. Housing and Marketing as Consumption Object in 21st Century

12. Housing in Design Education

13. Collective Memory and Housing

The congress to be held by the Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture of Istanbul Ayvansaray University. Participation to the congress is free of charge.


Congress Announcement: June 3, 2019

Deadline of Abstract Submission: Extended to August 23, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: Octobar 1, 2019

Deadline of Full Paper Submission: Extended to December 2, 2019

Deadline of Revisions: January 13, 2020

Congress: February 13-14, 2020



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