We would like to make our chapter aware of a great learning opportunity (and more credits) which is taking place locally. The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) world conference will be held at the Royal Society of Art in central London from 27-28th November.
They are offering CES credit for attending the conference and a discounted rate for AIA members.
Over three sessions, the Congress will explore what appears to be a resurgence in the use of natural materials and traditional forms for buildings and places. Based on perspectives and case studies from around the world, speakers, panels, and audience discussions will consider what could lie behind this resurgence. To what extent and where is it taking place? Is it the expression of a quest for identity and meaning, or of nostalgia for the past in the face of an uncertain future? Is it an inevitable, and perhaps temporary, shift into a new period of architectural style? Or does it come from an environmental awareness that resources are finite?
This opportunity has been facilitated by the President of the AIA Central Massachusetts chapter whom is also a director of the INTBAU USA chapter.