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Friday, 30 March 2012

Building Traditions in the Age of Uncertainty | 25th April | 4pm - 6.30pm


Queen's University's School of Planning, Architecture, and Civil Engineering will host the first annual seminar of The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU); the Ireland Chapter. The Seminar is organized under the topic: Building Traditions in the Age of Uncertainty, in collaboration with INTBAU-Ireland, ARCSOC, and the Prince’s Foundation. It will take place at Queen’s university Belfast, Lanyon Building, Room 01/52, on Wednesday 25th April 2012, from 16.00-18.30pm

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The seminar will include presentations on INTBAU activities in Ireland, traditional building practices, highlights buildings that are at risk on the Island of Ireland, and concludes with an open forum on the future of traditional building and design in the Irish context.

All students, staff, researchers and practitioners are welcome to attend and take part in the discussions that could inform the upcoming agenda and activities of INTBAU-Ireland. Admission is free.

INTBAU is an international educational charity which works under the Patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales to promote traditional architecture, urbanism and crafts. The central office of the organisation is based in London, United Kingdom, with 18 national Chapters of INTBAU are established as independent, affiliated charities in countries around the world. 
INTBAU is a worldwide organisation dedicated to the support of traditional building, the maintenance of local character and the creation of better places to live. It aims at creating an active network of individuals and institutions, who design, make, maintain, study or enjoy traditional building, architecture and places. INTBAU's architecture and urban design workshops bring together practitioners, artisans and students. By education and training in traditional architecture, urbanism and the building crafts, we encourage people to maintain and restore traditional buildings and to build new buildings and places that contribute to traditional environments and improve the quality of life in cities, towns and villages around the world.

For any enquiries about the event, please contact:

Dr. Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem
E-mail: m.gamal [at] qub.ac.uk
Telephone: (028) 9097 5426

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