Call for submissions

 

 

International scientific

review committee

 

Aditya Barve

Urban Risk Lab, MIT | USA

Ahmed Ansari

School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University | USA

Alexandros Zomas

Micromega Architects | National Technical University of Athens | Greece

Aliki Kosyfologou PhD

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Greece

Anna Rosenblum LEED AP

evolve EA | USA

Cameron Tonkinwise PhD

School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University | USA

Celina Balderas Guzman

Center for Advanced Urbanism, MIT | US

César Reyes Nájera PhD

dpr Barcelona | Spain

Dimitris Balampanidis

Harokopio University | National Centre for Social Research | Greece

Efrosini Charalampous

Space Syntax Laboratory, The Bartlett, UCL | UK

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Eirini Gaitanou

European & International Studies, King's College | UK

Eirini Iliopoulou PhD

TU Berlin | Germany

Eleni Mougiakou

Department of Geography and Regional Planning, National Technical University of Athens | Greece

Eleni Triantafullopoulou

Humboldt University of Berlin | National Technical University of Athens | Greece

Ethel Baraona Pohl

dpr Barcelona | Spain

Gabi Callejas

City of São Paulo | Cidade Ativa | Brazil

Georgios Kandylis PhD

National Centre for Social Research | Greece

Kakee Scott

School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University | USA

Katerina Xristoforaki

National Technical University of Athens | Greece

Kobi Ruthenberg

Organization for Permanent Modernity | USA

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Mara Papavasileiou

Micromega Architects | Greece

Maria Pigaki PhD

School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens | Greece

Maria Pitsiladi

JSWD Architekten | Germany

Nicholas Anastasopoulos PhD

School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens | Greece

Panos Mavros

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, The Bartlett, UCL | UK

Polina Prentou

School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens | Greece

Rafi Segal PhD

School of Architecture + Planning, MIT | USA

Sneha Lohotekar

Utile | USA

Sofia Tsadari

Urban and Regional Planning, National Technical University of Athens | Greece

Stavros Stavrides PhD

School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens | Greece

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Our Call for Submissions has come to an end!

The response has been amazing!

Thank you all for your interest in Autonoma!

 

Here are a few insights on the submissions details:

 

C
B
A
thematic tracks

172

submissions

 

projects/papers
 
location
of authors
location
of case-studies

Under the lens of crisis, citizens who no longer rely on top-down developments for a more socially and environmentally sustainable future, are building innovative models of design, self-management and self-organization based on the framework of social movements and solidarity structures.

At the same time, alternative currencies, as well as ways of managing energy, production, and the environment, aim towards the self-sufficiency and autonomy of local communities and regions.

AUTONOMA invites architects, planners, researchers, civic movements and citizens’ groups to  submit studies, designs, and ideas that put local communities at the forefront of a new collective city under the three following topics: 

[A]

Crisis Scapes +

Self Governance

[B]

Self-Resiliency + Sustainable Resource Management

[C]

Transitioning

to autonomy

In a time of crisis when centralized governance fails to successfully address citizens’ everyday needs, local communities shape informal structures of decision making to develop solutions from the bottom up. How can these structures gain ground in order to catalyze democratic processes of decision-making in cities? What opportunities are there for creative collaboration of such groups with local governments? Could they achieve emancipation of urban transformation from hyperlocal centers based on economies of extraction and monopoly? 

Our immense human impact on the environment resides greatly on our centralized, profit-driven economies and resource distribution systems. The decentralization of natural resource management could potentially offer insights for sustainable futures. Is it possible to conceive a framework for the urban space to detach from hyperlocal and centralized resources through the development of alternative local networks? What are possible alternative scenarios for natural resource production and management that could benefit local communities?

Within the current global framework of economies and governance, scenarios of emancipation and empowerment of the local seem almost utopian. How can the current urban and rural communities transcend to a new form of autonomy regarding design, resource management and governance? What are some existing case studies  of local initiatives that could become drivers of change? What are the current sociopolitical and technical frameworks that will facilitate such a transition?

 

timeline

Important dates for papers and projects submissions

 

05/01/2016

call for submissions

Official launch of AUTONOMA's international call for submissions.

17/04/2016

accepted submissions announced

Announcement of the accepted 

submissions on the basis of scientific quality, relevance to the conference themes and originality.

07/03/2016

submissions are now closed.

Abstracts and Projects are due for submission under any of the three thematic tracks described above, and accoring to the conference guidelines

15/06/2016

final papers 

submission

The final papers, and deliverables for projects are due.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Send your abstracts and project descriptions to submission@autonoma.gr

 by March 7th 2016 23:59 GMT +2 

 

There is no registration or submssion fee. 

PAPERS

 

Abstract


Abstracts can be submitted for any of the thematic tracks described above.

The abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should be submitted either in .doc or .docx format (paper title_authors name.doc)

 

 

 

 

 

PROJECTS

 

Description
 

Submit a small description of your project with up to three images.

The descriptions should not exceed 300 words and should be submitted either in .doc or .docx format (paper title_authors name.doc)

Images should be provided in .pdf or .jpg format including a numbered list with the following information: Name, author, source. Images provided should be copyright free.

 

 

Submissions should be in English & email attachments should not exceed 10Mb.

 

All selected papers and projects will be part of the [AUTONOMA] conference's publication. All selected projects will take part in the poster exhibition that will run parallel to the conference. A smaller selection of papers will be chosen to present as part of the conference's presentations.