Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) 2018 in Baltimore, MD - Natural and Built Environment

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA)
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Baltimore, MD
November 8-10, 2018

Natural and Built Environment (formerly Environmental Studies and Architecture and the Built Environment)

The environment (natural and built) is arguably the most significant aspect of human culture and society. It pervades every facet of our personal and professional lives, from where we live, work, and play to how we choose to think about our surroundings. This area explores the relationships and interconnectedness between human life and its surroundings and the various ways natural and built environments shape and are shaped by human action/interaction. It addresses the sciences, theories, personalities, styles, and technologies that influence preservation, sustainability, buildings/individual structures, city planning, architecture, and community design. Proposals encouraged on all topics relevant to architecture, natural and artificial environments, as well as the social, political, economic, and other cultural impacts of and upon these areas of inquiry. Papers from scholars as well as students and practitioners will be considered and may consist of readings from academic papers or presentations of current or recent projects.


Submit a 250 word proposal including A/V requests and a brief biography by June 30, 2018 to the online submission form at mapaca.net


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly


Stephen Smyth ssmyth@usc.edu

Area Co-Chair, Natural and Built Environment