International interdisciplinary student conference
October xx-xx, 2015

We are happy to announce 2015 conference that seeks to promote transdisciplinary dialogue between different professions that have landscape as the common ground. This student conference is free of charge.

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About

We invite all students, academics, professionals and practitioners to present new knowledge, topics and projects about forces, consequences & intentions, processes and visions of landscape. We will be happy to welcome contributions from various fields of study such as landscape architecture and planning, architecture, ecology and environmental science, sociology, geography or economics.

You can download the conference program: here

Topics

Forces

Landscape is acted on by a wide variety of forces, human and natural. This track is intended to bring focus to the forces of transformation, the characteristic of these forces and interrelationships between the forces.

Consequences & Intentions

Generally, human actions originate with an intention, to affect a particular result. The landscape is a tapestry of both intentions and consequences. This particular track explores the consequences, often unintended / unanticipated, of human action compared to the intentions.

Processes

Landscape evolution through the interaction of human activity and landscape foundations and natural systems continues, often without our awareness. This track is intended to illuminate the processes of change, the interactions and ingredients of the evolution and transformation process.

Visions

Dreams, fantasies, mirages, hopes and prayers are all visions about a reality of the future. With this track we would like to discuss the motivations, ethics, priorities of visions.

Venue

Registration starts at 9am December 16th, 2014

The conference is going to be held in former goods station situated in city district Praha 3 - Žižkov ( nakladovenadrazizizkov.cz). This part of the city, which was once a transportation nod, has become a place of transformation. This transformation is not only physical, but also cultural and social. We are excited to organize our conference in such spectacular environment!

Recommendation for clothing
The conference space in old warehouse will be heated, however we advise you to take warm and cozy clothes with you just in case the temperature will not be enough for those, who like warm room.

How to get there
The venue is located here close to metro line A, station Želivského. The transportation to the venue is solid. Trams number 9, 26, 24, 10 and 16 stop right in front of the building. The tram stop is called Nákladové nádraží Žižkov. Below, you can find several links of the public transportation timetables with connections to the venue from different locations in Prague.

From the airport
From the main train station
From bus station Florenc
From Václavské square

You can use this timetable tool for other connections to the conference venue.

Accommodation
Our conference team does not provide direct accommodation service or assistance, but here are some accommodation tips.

Cheap student dormitory accommodation at Hlávkova kolej in the city centre or other dormitories of the Czech Technical University in Prague.
We can recommend also this very convenient hostel Mosaic House.

Also, you can use one of the following services for individual accommodation. If you don't mind to crush on somebody's couch and save money, use www.couchsurfing.com. If you want a comfy, but cheap accommodation, use www.airbnb.com.

Catering
Our team is going to provide free refreshment like coffee, tea and crackers during the conference. Other beverages can be purchased at the bar. We are not going to provide lunch and dinner on site, but here are some suggestions for local restaurants: Restaurant Olše (mostly traditional Czech dishes) and Pizza U Staré Pece (not just pizza). Both are just one tram stop from the venue (trams number 9 or 26).

Wifi
Wireless network will be available on site.

Schedule

Abstract submission due extended to July 14.

April 30, 2014registration and abstract submission open
July 14, 2014abstract submission closed
July 30, 2014abstract submission approval
September 08, 2014final paper or poster submission (will include peer review from home institution)
September 12, 2014paper or poster approval/rejection/correction
October 16-18, 2014conference
October 17, 2014social event dinner/party

Registration

Contact information:

Milan Macoun
Faculty of Architecture, CVUT
Thákurova 9 166 34 Praha 6 - Dejvice
Tel: +420 22435 6322

milan@landscapetransformations.eu

Claim: For registration as passive participant please write at milan@landscapetransformations.eu.

2014 conference

Landscape Transformations 2014

Our team organized second year of this student conference in 2014. The website of the conference can be found here.

2013 conference

Landscape Transformations of the Post-communist Countries

Our team organized first year of this student conference in 2013. The website of the conference can be found here.

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