International Workshop

Space and Progress
Ekistics and the global context of post World War II
urbanization and architecture
International Workshop on the work and ideas of the architect and urban planner
Constantinos A. Doxiadis
Athens, December 1-2, 2006
The workshop will take place in the framework of the exhibition
"Constantinos Doxiadis's Ekistics and the Architecture of Entopia"
Workshop language: English (with simultaneous translation into Greek)
DAY 1 (Friday, December 1, 2006)

9.00-11.30: Trends in Urban Planning and Architecture (Chair: M. Christine Boyer)

Introduction (M. Christine Boyer, Princeton)

Welcome Address - The Constantinos and Emma Doxiadis Foundation
Opening Address (Mark Wigley, Columbia)
Technological Culture, Engineering and Planning, 1950-1970. (Antoine Picon, Harvard)
South of Doxiadis: Other ideas from Egypt (Nezar Al Sayyad, Berkeley)

11.30-12.00: Coffee Break

12.00-14.00: Projects in Developing Worlds (Chair: Nezar Al Sayyad)
The Evolution of Concepts and Practice of Low Income Housing: From Reconstruction to Self-Help by Way Of Slum Clearance. (Anna Hardman, MIT/Tufts)
Momentum for modernization: Doxiadis in Iran. (Ali Madanipour, Newcastle)
Misplaced Ekistics? - Doxiadis in Pakistan. (Markus Daechsel, Edinburgh)
Territorial Disputes: National Planning and Ekistics (Hashim Sarkis, Harvard)

14.00-15.30: Lunch Break

15.30-17.30: Perspectives of C.A. Doxiadis's Greece (Chair: Suzanne Keller)
Re-building the future: C. A. Doxiadis and the Greek reconstruction effort (1945-1950). (Kostas Kostis with the collaboration of Andreas Kakridis, Panteion U)
A city-planner turns novelist: Constantinos A. Doxiadis' A Simple Tale as allegory, program and manifesto (Apostolos Doxiadis, Athens)
Rationalist visions, spontaneous urbanisation and clientelism. The post-war development of the Greek capital and the expectations of C. Doxiades. (Thomas Maloutas with the collaboration of George Kandylis, U of Thessaly)
The global city and the future of antiquity. (Panayiotis Tournikiotis, NTU Athens)

DAY 2 (Saturday, December 2, 2006)

9.30-11.30: Ekistics theory (Chair: Antoine Picon)
The Archive of Ekistics (M. Christine Boyer, Princeton)
Planning in the Era of Decolonisation. (Stephen Cairns / Jane M. Jacobs, Edinburgh)
Ekistics, Central Place Theory, Regional Science and Modern Urban Economics: Trends of Interplay among Neighbors (Yannis M. Ioannides, Tufts)
Reflexive Modernization and Spatial Planning. Ideology, rhetoric and networking. (Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsis, U of Athens)

11.30-12.00: Coffee Break

12.00-14.00: Global Context and Ecumenopolis (Chair: Anna Hardman)
From global urban futures to America's urban crisis: Doxiadis in the United States. (Ray Bromley, SUNY Albany)
C.A. Doxiadis and the Funding of the Ecumenopolis. (Jean Kim, Columbia)
Building in the Inevitable City of the Future. (Nataly Gattegno, U of Virginia)
Planetary Home and Garden: Ecumenopolis, Ecumenokepos, and Doxiadis's Role in Mid-20th Century Environment-Development Politics. (Panayiota Pyla, U of Illinois, Urbana)

14.00-15.30: Lunch Break

15.30-16.00: Present at the creation of Ekistics (Suzanne Keller, Princeton, President World Society for Ekistics)

16.00-17.30: Doxiadis's Ekistics and the future of urban design: A panel discussion with representatives of Schools of Urban Planning and Architecture
Mark Wigley (Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation - Chair), M. Christine Boyer (Princeton School of Architecture - Concluding address),
Ray Bromley (SUNY Albany, Dept of Geography and Planning), Ali Madanipour (Newcastle, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape), Hashim Sarkis (Harvard Graduate School of Design), Nezar Al Sayyad (Berkeley, Dept of Architecture), Panayiotis Tournikiotis (NTU Athens, School of Architecture).