The Proceedings of Spaces of History / Histories of Space: Emerging Approaches to the Study of the Built Environment is a repository of the papers submitted for presentation at the conference “Spaces of History / Histories of Space: Emerging Approaches to the Study of the Built environment.” The conference was held on April 30 and May 1, 2010 at the College of Environmental Design at University of California, Berkeley.
Aiming to survey and access new approaches and analytical tools for studying the history of built spaces, the conference invited papers that explore a range of questions pertaining to theory, methodology and pedagogy: How has the “spatial turn” in the humanities and social sciences transformed the ways in which history of the built environment is theorized and researched? How should we study a historical moment when certain types of evidence predominate? What are the potentials and biases in the use of particular research techniques and narrative forms? To what extent are these choices shaped by disciplinary knowledge? How might such interrogations help us conceive new pedagogies for design and planning?
The conference has attracted a diverse group of participants from ten countries, and has been recognized as a major catalyst for fostering interdisciplinary research in the field. For information of the conference program and other details, please visit the conference website: http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu/events/spacesofhistory2010