Fifteenth biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE): Call for Papers
“Legitimating Tradition” is the theme of the fifteenth conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) to be held in Kuwait City, Kuwait from December 17-20, 2016. This conference seeks to ask: What role does tradition play in legitimating practices that produce place-based or placeless built environments? In the particular context of tradition, legitimacy can have several meanings, including authenticity, legality, and the possession of value or worth. These aspects of legitimacy are not inherent within traditions themselves, but are bestowed by agents for particular reasons. Papers will explore the following themes: Building Legitimacy Through Tradition; Legitimizing Tradition; Tradition and the Ethics of Practice.
Scholars from relevant disciplines are invited to submit a 500-word abstract and short biography by February 15, 2016. Submission details are available online at: http://iaste.berkeley.edu/conferences/2016-conference