Second International e-Symposium on Art & Architecture, Urbanity & Social Sustainability of 21st Century

In search of new paradigms, with an augmented focus on addressing crises: Integrated research and action in an era of experiencing the global pandemic of COVID-19 and witnessing the initiation of World War III catastrophe

October 15, 2023

Date: Sunday October 15, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Venue: Room 201, Architecture Building, Carleton University


Free and open to Carleton University students, staff, and faculty. 

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The speakers will be presenting virtually, but spectators are invited to watch the e-symposium in-person at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism with chair Professor Greg Andonian.


The e-Symposium on Art & Architecture, Urbanity & Social Sustainability will be an opportunity to learn more about recent theoretical advances in interdisciplinary studies and future directions of applied research in architectural history/theory and anthropology, and in urban revitalization and social sustainability. It will be of interest to general educators, architects, systems engineers, urban planners, social cyberneticists, mathematical modelers, and computer simulators.


This e-symposium represents the work of colleagues from around the world. We are grateful for the time and effort they devoted to the preparation of their papers and for their great contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field.

Speakers and topics:

Architecture | Natural Intelligence | Artificial Intelligence

by Greg Andonian, Professor of Architecture, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada


The Seduction of the Uncertain                                                                                           

A Reading of Jacques Derrida’s Essay on Public Opinion by Taha Douri, Dean, College of Design, American University in the Emirates, Dubai  


Human Predicament Aggravated by the High-Handed Modern Hegemonical Politics

by Kensei Hiwaki, VP IIAS & Professor Emeritus of Tokyo International University, Japan


The Skills we Need to Adapt

Relate inner world with outer conditions by innate transdisciplinary and synesthetic options

by Hiltrud Schinzel, Magister Artium, Art Historian, Artist, Dusseldorf, Germany


Design, Disruption + The Devil’s Crop

Architecture, Civility + Making in Realms Devoid of Balance

by Brian R. Sinclair, Professor of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Urban(ity) Spatiality Order: A Factor in Urban Systems Dynamics

Peter Mbaeyi, Offenbach, Germany


Constructivism Prayer and Worship                 

by Hugh Gash, Dublin City University, Ireland


Culture Crisis and Housing for Degrowth

by Elena Gyulay & Dr. Brian R. Sinclair, University of Calgary + sinclairstudio inc., Alberta, Canada


Enhancing Design through Agility  

An Integrative Architectural Framework Addressing Innovation, Adaptation + Quality by Hosna Bahonar + Dr. Brian R. Sinclair School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape (SAPL), University of Calgary + sinclairstudio inc., Alberta, Canada


Ethical Dilemmas and Legal Implications of AI in Architecture   

by David Bastien Allard, BAS, MARCH, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Design, Quality & Built Environments: Considering Lived Experience as a Fundamental Factor                                                   

by Dr. Brian R. Sinclair School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape (SAPL), University of Calgary + sinclairstudio inc., Alberta, Canada