The International Ambiances Network aims at structuring and developing the research field of architectural and urban ambiances. It wishes to promote the sensory domain in the questioning and design of lived space. This sensitive approach of the built environment involves all the senses (sound, light, odors, touch, heat, etc.).
The International Ambiances Network favors multisensoriality and pluridisciplinarity (human and social sciences; architecture and urban planning; engineering and applied physics). It is open to a wide variety of profiles and includes research activities as well as design, teaching or artistic ones.
February 24-26th, 2014, Tunis, Tunisia
Taking Tunisia as a case study, this international conference addresses the possibility of sharing contemporary public spaces in the Mediterranean. It addresses the role played by architecture and urban forms in the sharing process itself and also invites to think of future forms and ambiences in a context of hyper-plurality in which the notion of neighborhood is put into question and the notion of space marking is more than ever re-explored...
14 & 15 novembre 2013, Nantes, France
Les terminaux mobiles et notamment les tablettes tactiles, grâce à leurs multiples capacités d’affichage et d’interaction, leurs capteurs embarqués et leur connectivité, font émerger de nouveaux questionnements pour les pratiques de design urbain. Ils laissent entrevoir de nouvelles manières d’aborder le projet in situ, d’organiser les données virtuelles et réelles, de saisir les ambiances spécifiques d’un lieu, de faire interagir les multiples acteurs et usagers des espaces habités.
The International Ambiances Network currently hosts 556 individual members and 28 teams representative of many countries.
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Registration: Cresson's Winter School 2014
The 2nd edition of the winter school, one-week intensive training, aiming to share the knowledge and the know-how of Cresson laboratory research team in the field of sound, is held, this year, under the theme "Sound auscultation of architecture".
Deadline for registration: December 15th, 2013
Call for papers: Panel "Exploring 'atmospheres': an anthropological approach?"
This panel invites an engagement with the concept of 'atmospheres' and its relevance for anthropological research. Focussed on an exploration of atmospheres, we will discuss critically how affect, perception, sociality and actions are creative of and co-created by atmospheric spaces and bodies.
Deadline: January 5th, 2014
Call for papers: The Architecture of Spirituality in a Multicultural Setting
The 6th Annual Symposium on Architecture, Culture and Spirituality (ACS 6) will take place at Trinity Colege in the University of Toronto, located in the heart of Toronto’s midtown core, June 5-8, 2014. The topic is "The Architecture of Spirituality in a Multicultural Setting" and will explore the nature of spiritual expression as articulated in form and space within a multicultural framework. This objective will be pursued in paper-project-presentation sessions responding to the four themes: Identity; Sharing; Conflict; and Forgiveness.
The Senses and Urban Public Space
How do the senses and the public space of the city shape one another? In light of growing scholarly interest in the historical specificities of sensorial experiences in various times and places, this session invites reflection on the ways in which the construction of public space is fundamentally bound up to people’s bodily engagement with the urban environment...
Publication of Ambiances urbaines en partage - Pour une écologie sociale de la ville sensible
Texts of: Luis Antonio Baptista, Hanène Ben Slama, Paola Berenstein Jacques, Samuel Bordreuil, Marc Crunelle, Cristiane Rose Duarte, Fabiana Dultra Britto, Gleice Azambuja Elali, Rainer Kazig, Anne Jarrigeon, Jacques Lolive, Damien Masson, Virginie Milliot, Cintia Okamura, Beatriz Santos de Oliveira, Robert Moses Pechman, Carolina Rodriguez-Alcalá, Jean-Paul Thibaud, Rachel Thomas.