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Call for Panel Proposals

CAUMME II - Contemporary Architecture & Urbanism in the Mediterranean & the Middle East

International Symposium on

Architectural and Urban Research, Education, and Practice in the Era of ‘Post-Professionalism’



CAUMME, Contemporary Architecture & Urbanism in the Mediterranean & the Middle East, will hold its second symposium in October 2014. CAUMME II, Architectural and Urban Research, Education, and Practice in an Era of ‘Post-Professionalism,’ is an international symposium organized by Girne American University – Cyprus, Yıldız Technical University – Turkey, and Qatar University – Qatar. CAUMME II comes after the success of CAUMME I – 2012 on “Global Impacts and Local Challenges” which was organized in Yıldız Technical University by Co-Chairs Prof. Dr. Murat Soygeniş of Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, and Prof. Dr. Ashraf M. Salama of Qatar University, Doha.



Panels can be open to public submissions or can be organized with invited panellists.

Panel convenor(s) should send their proposals in English, not exceeding 1000 words. Panel proposals should emphasize the importance of the topic. Proposals should also include the possible potential for the publication of the panel presentations.

For the panels with invited panellists in addition to 1000 word proposal the 300 words abstract of the other panel presentations should be sent by the deadline for the panel submissions.

The number of presentations in each panel is limited with seven presentations.

The deadline for panel proposals is the 1st of November 2013.

Panels must address Architecture and Urban Research, Education and Practice in the Era of 'Post-Professionalism', the main theme of the symposium. 

Panels can be proposed in any of the Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean Languages.

Panel proposals should be sent to



‘Post-professional’ architecture and urbanity have emerged in recent decades as a by-product of the globalized world with neo-liberal states, multi-national corporations, and worldwide social and environmental predicaments. The structure of the state is being transformed and consequently the associated paradigm of ‘professionalism’ that prevailed throughout the period of the modern (nation) state, much of the twentieth century, is no longer persuasive.

A significant feature of these changes in relation to contemporary architectural and urban research, education and practice is that as they are transitioning into the ‘post-professional’ era they are losing their public/ national/ social roles. As public-oriented correlations between education, research and practice have subsided, so the education, research and practice of architecture and urbanity have been restructured via business-led / market-led motivations.

Architectural and urban research discourse has progressed from the exclusivist vision of the physical / built environment where discrete objects were produced within the ordained limits of delineated professional fields, towards more inclusive inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches with both international and local visions. The professional intention, technical base, and mostly mono-type educational programmes in architecture and urbanity have evolved towards experimental, critical and diverse educational curricula. At the same time, architectural and urban practices have changed from individual engagement in designing spaces with high use value for public benefit to specialists’ collective production of images with high exchange value for the benefits of private / limited stakeholders. That is to say, parallel to these developments in the practice, ‘post-professional’ architecture and urban research and education established the ground for diverse critical movements.

This symposium aims to discuss these critical attitudes which can reshape architectural and urban practices and re-establish their relations with research and education, to foster understanding and appreciation of different manifestations in contemporary architectural and urban education, research and practice.


CAUMME II Registration Fee



(before 30 June 2014)


(after 30 June 2014)

Participants with accepted paper



Participants with accepted poster



Students with accepted paper



Other participants



Panel Convenors



Members of Scientific Committee




Registration fee includes:

·         Symposium’s Proceeding

·         Lunch

·         Hot beverage

·         Symposium bag and its contents

·         Social activities

·         Participation certificate


Registration fee will be paid to the account number provided in the symposium webpage (


CAUMME II Language

The official language of the symposium is English.  Extended abstracts and full paper manuscripts and oral presentations must be in English. Panels can be proposed in any of Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean Languages.



Tel: +90 392 650 2000 –1370


Brochure: Call for Panel Proposals.pdf