MAPACA -- Popular Architecture and the Built Environment Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)
This area explores the ways that we shape and are shaped by the built
environment, individual structures, and architecture culture. It seeks
papers treating the theories, personalities, styles, and technologies that
influence buildings, city planning, and community design. The material
under consideration may be hypothetical or realized, fantastic or
practical, controversial or traditional, political or personal or any
combination of these. Topics from any time period and any culture are
Previous papers include: "Navel of the Earth: Understanding a Late Archaic Shell Ring on Saint Catherine's Island, Georgia", "Contemporary Native Architecture in Humboldt County, California", "Turning the Page: Structures and Structuring in 'House of Leaves'", "Architecture & Identity in Lowell, MA: Making a City Out of A Mill Town", "Do Your Own Thing: American Pop Culture & the Built Environment During the 1970s & 80s", "*First Paper Title: Freedom & the Endless Townscape: Popular Culture as Reflected in Broadacre City & Zelony Gorod" and "Inwood – Not Washington Heights, Not the Bronx"
Undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals are encouraged to submit proposals for individual papers, full panels, round table
discussions or alternative formats.