International Conference on Architecture + Urbanism - with AIA International Region
Prague 20/20 | October 5th - 9th 2017
A Joint Conference between AIA Europe and AIA International Region
AIA Europe's international conference series provides an in-depth look at the most important projects developing across Europe today. Focusing each on a different European city, the twice-yearly conferences explore the leading ways architects are working collaboratively to build better urban environments.
The Fall 2017 program – Prague 20/20 – highlights the 20th anniversary of AIA Europe's last conference in Prague. With perfect sight; hind sight, Prague 20/20 will be looking back at the major urban developments that have taken shape over the last 20 years, while also re-visiting the cherished historic sites.
Prague 20/20 is the first joint conference between AIA Europe and AIA International Region, bringing together a diverse AIA membership from around the globe to gain a wealth of knowledge about architecture and urbanism through the particulars of this European city.
The conference will begin with an introduction to the history of Prague from the Holy Roman Emperor Karl IV to the Second World War, providing the necessary context for understanding the city's latest developments. The overview will be presented in lecture format and walking tours of Old Prague – the Charles Bridge, Wallenstein Palace, churches, synagogues and the Municipal House.
The conference will then focus on the newest urban developments that have evolved around the Soviet-built metro lines, the original connections between Prague city center and the socialist housing blocks. Today, many new projects have formed around these important transit hubs.
Prague 20/20 is planned to coincide with Prague Architecture Week, providing attendees with many more opportunities to see and learn about contemporary architecture and design during their visit. We hope to see you there.
- Conference Committee Chair: Vincent Marani, AIA
- Conference Committee Co-Chair: Steven Miller, FAIA, RIBA
Conference Steering Committee: Thomas Bitnar, FAIA; Tiffany Melançon, Int'l. Assoc. AIA, SIA; Loay Quota, AIA, RIBA; Sandra Zettersten, AIA.
*Registration is open. A detailed conference program will be published in September 2017.