Call for posters: « Heritage and Sustainable Development of Historical Cities in the Middle East »
Call for posters:
« Heritage and Sustainable Development of Historical Cities in the Middle East »
This is a call for projects and poster exhibition on a regional scale (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories). We propose to highlight the work of people involved in Heritage and Sustainable Development of Historical Cities in the Middle East through an exhibition of a series of posters. This exhibition will be held at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Petra College for Archeology and Tourism, in Wadi Musa.
The absence or disappearance of production channels for traditional building materials (e.g., raw earth-based) combined with the lack of awareness of these same materials (wrongly associated with poverty) leads to the abandonment of traditional building and the transmission of teaching of the techniques related to it. The rehabilitation of local traditional know-how can offer elements of responses to the contemporary challenges of sustainable urban development. Specific techniques have been perfected over the centuries thanks to a detailed understanding of territories, their resources, and vital human needs. Instead, it is the spirit and the way of thinking that enabled the development and transfer of these skills that must be rediscovered, not the techniques themselves, however ingenious they maybe. The lessons of these traditional building methods deserve to be studied, selected, and integrated into current projects. These materials have real advantages today for ecological construction. The use of stone, raw earth, adobe, mud, are sustainable solutions to be taken into account socially and economically.
The use of local materials allows :
● To reduce the resources (energy, materials, water, soil) necessary for the project;
● To develop short networks and reappropriate the know-how;
● To ensure the long-term viability of local businesses;
We are looking for 4 types of Posters:
● Posters on the conservation and study of materials (recent advances, results on innovative and prospective technical knowledge);
● Posters on current initiatives (innovative approaches to the preservation and restoration of traditional buildings, under the impetus of actors from all disciplines);
● Posters on completed and evaluated projects (results, lessons learned, recommendations);
● Posters on advocating the reconversion of traditional buildings for decision-makers (argued messages). The opening of this exhibition, which will represent regional projects and will also lead to an online booklet.
Experts, researchers and students are invited to submit posters for display throughout a roundtable. The local authority of Ma’ân will be involved in the organization of the discussion in the form of a partnership and will be invited to speak at the opening. The opening of this exhibition, which will present regional projects, will also be an opportunity for debate of ideas. The initial selection of posters will be made following submission of an abstract. Full instructions are provided below.
Posters Session: Guidance and registration conditions.
The objective of the poster session is to present results-based activities, from different countries in the Middle East region, which seek or have been shown how sustainable can be lead by Heritage. Such activities may include architectural project, capacity building, research, networking, novel trainings, policy development, public-private partnerships, and cooperation.
2. Criteria for acceptance:
Posters must be relevant to one or more of objectives: conservation and study of material, innovative approaches to the preservation and restoration of traditional buildings, completed and evaluated projects (results, lessons learned, recommendations), advocating the reconversion of traditional buildings for decision-makers. The poster should present interesting information clearly and concisely. Entries must credit the individuals and organisations which have supported the work.
For presentations the A1 format will be used, including introduction, methods and materials, results, discussion/conclusion, and references. Non-scientific presentations can use other formats if relevant.
First submission (Abstract): Send a brief abstract (maximum 250 words) in a Word file including the title, authors, and content of the presentation. Abstracts must be in English.
○ Deadline : Thursday 23 April 2020
The Scientific committee will let you know whether the abstract has been accepted by the 15th of May.
Final submission: if the abstract is selected you should then send an electronic copy of the poster (pdf format).
○ Deadline : Thursday 11 June 2020
4. Selection process:
The Conference Scientific Committee will select abstracts based on their ability to meet criteria for acceptance and their quality.
5. Basic criteria for presentation of posters:
The posters should be horizontal or vertical, and may not exceed the following dimensions: A1 = 594 x 841 mm
If possible, posters should be written in English (possibly in Arabic). Posters should have a graphical approach with clear, simple and effective communication.
Please keep text to a minimum.
Posters should be large enough to be viewed from a distance of two metres.
The title and text should be clearly visible, well-spaced and harmonised.
Liste des organisateurs·trices :
Dr. Soizik Bechetoille (IFPO)
Dr. Norig Neveu (IREMAM)
Dr. Zeyad Al Salameen (HBTU)
Listes des institutions partenaires organisatrices :
Collège de tourisme et archéologie de l’université Al Hussein Bin Talal