Lisboa, 2nd-5th July 2013; Deadline for sending abstract proposals (max 1500 characters) : 30th November

Organizers: Dr. Adèle Esposito, IPRAUS (France) and Dr. Philippe Peycam, IIAS (the Netherlands)
Mailing addresses:

Internationalization introduces new agents, models, vocabulary and conceptual tools that shape urban development in Southeast Asian cities. The panel will explore spatial configurations created in these contexts, questioning the forms of modernity expressed by architectural and urban projects. With the purpose of challenging a general assumption according to which Asian and especially Southeast Asian urban landscapes affected by recent developments tend toward irremediable standardization and “Westernization”, the panel will explore local expressions of modernity through the examination of projects pointing to a reinterpretation of forms of local heritages. .
Papers analysing expressions of modernity through the renewal of inherited forms in architectural and urban design are invited to participate in this panel. Special attention will be paid to projects that integrate spatial remains, are inspired by inherited forms, models and practices, or are founded on the representation and reinterpretation of local heritages transposed into new types and models.

For more information, please, have a look at the call for papers published on the EUROSEAS website:

EUROSEAS Call for papers, panel: « Transforming Southeast Asian Cities: a View from the Grassroots »

Lisbon, 2-5 July 2013 – Deadline for submitting abstracts 1500 characters + short biosketch : 15th November 2012

This panel focuses on the means of individuals and groups to access urban power. Based on empirical approaches, the aim of this panel is to analyze contemporary urban dynamics at the local scale in Southeast Asian cities. In particular we will address mechanisms of urban change, as they can be seen at the neighborhood level. With the ongoing transformations, both in city centers and in the peripheries, are there new forms of urban practices, of resistance? What is the role of the people at the grassroots in such transformations? These interactions can be read from such scales as the home, the street and the neighborhood. From this viewpoint, how can we consider urban oppositional processes, for instance a formal sector to an informal one, public actors to private ones, the authorities to citizens? Such processes in fact question not only the ways a city is shaped by its inhabitants, but also the effective role, power and voices of the various stakeholders. People are contributing to the evolution of the city, by developing strategies and adapting local space to their needs. But these adaptations also reveal inequalities between inhabitants depending on their social, political and economic resources. 

Scholars and postgraduate research students in any discipline are invited to submit proposals. The abstract submission (1500 signs plus a short biosketch) should be send to Marie Gibert ( before the 15th of November. The panel will be finalised by the end of November. For more information about the conference:

Organizers: Gabriel FAUVEAUD, Ph.D. student, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Mixed Research Unit Prodig; Marie GIBERT, Ph.D. student, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – Mixed Research Unit Prodig marie_gibert@hotmail.comJérôme TADIÉ, Research Fellow, IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) Mixed Research Unit Prodig