Perspectivas Urbanas / Urban Perspectives

Delf (Netherlands), October 27th-30th, 2004

Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands & Higher Institute of Architectural Sciences Henry van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium in co-operation with the EAAE/AEEA.

Theme of the conference:
The history of Western architecture is intimately bound up with the development of the European city. From Antiquity to Gothic times, through the ages of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism, into the industrial era, the subsequent urban architectures determined the characteristic composite form of the European city. This conference wants to investigate the role and impact of the architectural projects on the formal identity of the European city. In what way do architectural interventions contribute to and catalyze the process of transformation and renewal of existing urban areas, both now and in the past? Which are the programmes, typologies and architectural languages that anticipate these continues processes of urban transformation in Europe? But also: can the architectural idea of a 'European city' still persist, in a time of ongoing globalization, or has it by now become an anachronism?

Conference registration:
Participants have to register in advance by sending in a registration form before September 2004.The registration fee is 250 euro; for EAAE members 200 euro. This fee includes participation to the conference, receptions, 3 lunches and 2 dinners, transfer by bus Delft-Antwerp v.v., a conference book and the proceedings. Please note that hotel accommodation and travel are not included in this fee.

Call for Papers:
Abstract format
Abstracts should not exceed 400 words. The first page must contain the following data: title abstract, name, position, affiliation, phone, fax, e-mail and correspondence address of the author(s). The second page contains the title, theme, keywords and the abstract itself, without indication of the author. Abstracts should be send by e-mail both as attachment in MS-Word-format and within the body of the e-mail to: The text file should be named 'abstract-your last name.DOC'. Please write in the subject box of the e-mail: 'conference abstract'.
Abstracts can be accompanied by 1 digital illustration, maximum 1.5 MB, saved as 'jpeg' file with a resolution of 300 dpi. The illustration should be named 'illabstract-your last name.JPEG', and send as attachment by e-mail. Please write in the subject box of the e-mail: 'conference illabstract'.

Conference language
All abstracts and papers are expected to be written and presented in English.

Conference publications
All accepted abstracts will be published in a conference book, which will be available to all registered participants at the moment of registration.
A selection of full papers will be published in the conference proceedings, to be send to the participants after the conference.

Time Table
  • Call for Papers: November 2003
  • Deadline abstracts: 30 April 2004
  • Reviewing abstracts: May 2004
  • Notification on abstracts: June 2004
  • Deadline conference registration: 30 September 2004
  • Deadline full papers: 30 September 2004

    Keynote speakers (invited)
    The conference committee invited 4 architects and 2 theorists to reflect on the questions mentioned in the sub-themes, both from their experience in practice as in their teaching and research at the university.


    Delft University of Technology,
    Faculty of Architecture
    Mrs. Annemieke Bal-Sanders, room 3.10
    Berlageweg 1
    2628 CR Delft
    The Netherlands
    Telephone: (+31) 15 2781296
    Fax: (+31) 15 2781028