Through this seminar, the organizers from Future Cities Laboratory want to create a contemporary multidisciplinary discourse on the concept of urban nature in 21st century Asian Cities, by inviting distinguished speakers from different disciplines to present their conceptual reflection on the issue, and eventually engage in a debate that will be held on June 23rd, 2016 in Singapore.
The debate includes, but not limited to, the following:
What does nature/natural actually mean in an urban context?
What are the social and cultural processes behind the creation of its meaning?
How does the representation of nature’s image influences the development of the built environment?
How do Asian and Western conceptions of nature differ?
How is this urban-nature concept is reflected in various scales from a larger territorial scale to an architectural scale?
Where do disciplines of architecture, urban planning, sociology, biology, history and anthropology play a role or intersect in exploring this urban-nature concept?
Registration is free at https://urbannatureweb.wordpress.com/. Deadline is 13 June 2016.