EDRA52 DETROIT: JUST ENVIRONMENTS: Transdisciplinary Border Crossing

Date: May 19, 2021 View Recurrence Dates
Time: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Location: Hybrid
Category: Conference

EDRA52 DETROIT: JUST ENVIRONMENTS: Transdisciplinary Border Crossing

May 19-22, 2020

DETROIT, Michigan

Hybrid Conference

Hosts: University of Detroit Mercy & Wayne State University

conference@edra.org

www.edra.org/edra52

 

University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University are co-hosting the 52nd annual conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, EDRA52 DETROIT: Just Environments!

 

The event is planned for May 19-22, 2021, as a hybrid event in Detroit with both in person and virtual options (but will shift to virtual if the situation does not improve). The conference focuses on JUSTICE and calls for TRANSDISCIPLINARY approaches to the search for and the promotion of justice.

 

The Call for Proposals has been released and the submission deadline is October 1st. The submission types include Individual Presentations (Abstract, Full paper), group presentations (Intensives, Symposia, Workshops, Practitioner-Researcher Collaborations), Visual Presentations (Poster, Digital Media Shorts) and Mobile Sssions (off site special sessions).

 

There are seven conference themes: FRAMING JUST WORLDS, BUILDING JUST COMMUNITIES, SHARING JUST RESOURCES, CREATING JUST SOCIETIES, SUPPORTING JUST MOVEMENTS, DESIGNING JUST PLACES, ACCESSING JUST TECHNOLOGIES

 

We hope to receive individual or collaborative proposals from varied disciplines, including such fields as African American studies, anthropology, architecture, artificial intelligence, behavioral science, biological sciences, business, civil engineering, communication, community development, computer science, counseling, criminal justice, design, ecology, economics, education, engineering, environmental science, ethnic studies, family studies, geography, gerontology, global/cultural studies, health sciences, healthcare design, history, historic preservation, horticulture, housing, interior design, landscape architecture, literature, philosophy, physical sciences, political science, psychology, public administration, public art, public health, public interest design, public policy, religious studies, science & technology studies, sociology, soil science, transportation design, urban planning, urban design, urban studies, women’s & gender studies

 

The conference also includes the Great Places Awards, the Certificate for Research Excellence (CORE) award, the Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop, and Keynote sessions. Numerous sessions are eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) by various accrediting organizations (AIA, IDCEC, ASLA, and EDAC).

 

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The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) invites practitioners, researchers, and educators to join us at the 52nd annual conference to collaboratively rethink how environmental research and practice may serve as a foundation for change and justice. EDRA52 will take place in Detroit, Michigan, UNESCO City of Design, and online through a hybrid format. The conference is co-hosted by University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University.

The conference will focus on how research, design, and relationships between people and environments contribute to the creation of justice. The world is in the middle of several global crises at once—of pandemic, overpolicing, racism, environmental degradation, economic and gender inequality—all of which together demand us to interrogate how we imagine just environments.

The conference will provide a platform to explore issues of justice in the environment in relation to social, cultural, and economic sustainability; race and culture; education, workplace and recreation; youth and aging; health and wellness; equality in planning, policy making, and the design of public spaces; physical border conditions, urban fragmentation and divides; practices of inclusion and community engagement; intersections of justice and ecological sustainability; accessibility and mobility; environmental and community shared resources; pressing global displacement and migration issues; philosophical and ethical concerns; and the necessity of just social, built, and natural environments for a just future.

EDRA52 invites proposals that both describe and speculate on transdisciplinary modes of inquiry using novel approaches in research, teaching, practice, and co-production to create “just environments.” We invite proposals that address the hybrid nature, complexity, challenges and benefits, team collaboration, and dynamics of transdisciplinarity. We are especially interested in research and practice that embrace local contexts, are oriented toward action, and address contemporary societal problems by expanding disciplinary boundaries and identifying the new territories for design agency and action.

 

We invite submissions in one or more of the following topical areas/tracks:

  1. FRAMING JUST WORLDS
  2. BUILDING JUST COMMUNITIES
  3. SHARING JUST RESOURCES
  4. CREATING JUST SOCIETIES
  5. SUPPORTING JUST MOVEMENTS
  6. DESIGNING JUST PLACES
  7. ACCESSING JUST TECHNOLOGIES
 

EDRA is committed to quality work. Submissions will undergo stringent selection and review process. Submission types include: Individual Presentations (Abstract, Full Paper); Group Presentations (Intensives, Symposia, Workshops, Practitioner-researcher collaborations); Visual Presentations (Poster, Digital media Shorts); and Mobile Sessions (special off site sessions)

Individual Presentations, Symposia, and Visual Presentations will undergo the double-blind peer review process. Individual Presentations have dual process of acceptance pending revisions.

All submissions must be made ONLINE via https://edra.confex.com/edra/EDRA52/cfp.cgi For more information visit www.edra.org/edra52

 

KEY DATES

October 1st, 2020

  • Due date for all Intensives, Individual and Group Presentation abstracts and full paper submissions

November 10th, 2020

  • Early Bird registration opens
  • Due dates for Visual Presentation - Video Shorts and Mobile Sessions

December 18th, 2020

  • Due date for Individual Presentation Abstracts and Papers revisions (required only for those with the initial decision of Acceptance Pending Revisions)
  • Due date for Visual Presentation-Poster abstracts only
  • Due date for Graduate Student Workshop application

February 26th, 2021

  • Regular registration begins/Early Bird registration ends

March 15th, 2021

  • Final date for ALL conference participants and presenters to register for the conference; required to be part of the EDRA52 program

April 16th, 2021

  • All virtual materials due (pre-recorded presentations)
  • Poster digital copy due

May 19-22, 2021

  • EDRA52 Just Environments Conference in Detroit, Michigan + online

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT EDRA52 IN MAY 2021!

EDRA52 Program Committee Chair

Claudia Bernasconi

Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy

 

EDRA52 Conference Co-Chairs

Libby Blume

Emerita Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Education, University of Detroit Mercy

 

Tadd Heidgerken

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy

 

Toni Henry

Designer & Project Manager, Detroit Collaborative Design Center, University of Detroit Mercy

 

James Leach

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy

 

Erika Lindsay

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy

 

Carol Miller

Professor, School of Engineering, Wayne State University

 

Kris Nelson

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy

 

Felice Gianluca Sperone

Lecturer, College of Liberal Arts, Wayne State University

 

Noah Resnick

Associate Dean, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy

Contact

Julie O'Connor
+1 313-577-8845
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu

Cost

Free

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