The 7th International Space Syntax Symposium especially invites papers on the following themes, while other Space Syntax themes certainly also are welcome.
Spatial Analysis and Architectural Theory
This theme focuses on spatial analysis and architecture as theory, developing, expanding, and sharpening the spatial, architectural and urban concepts and ideas upon which Space Syntax is founded. This includes setting Space Syntax theory in relation to other fields, and especially how these fields can strengthen one another by deepening our understanding of the role of space in society.
New Modes of Modelling and Methodological Development
Space Syntax has not the least been driven by constant emphasis on new ways of description and analysis of space. This specifically concerns how to model space in ways that brings forth key issues or characteristics of syntactic kind. This evolution needs to continue, and we invite papers that develop new methods of description and modelling, or that explore unfound potentials or interpretations of existing models.
Analysis of Urban Space and Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability
One central focus is making use of Space Syntax as analytical theory and tool for understanding, predicting, or explaining urban patterns or emergent behaviour in urban settlements. The theme covers a wide range of issues where the common denominator is understanding urbanity in its various forms and expressions, and includes how Space Syntax as an urban research approach can work together with other models to analyse specific or complex urban problems or situations.
This theme was after the review process split into four themes
- Spatial Morphology and Urban Growth
- Urban Territoriality and Private and Public Space
- Urban Structures and Spatial Distribution
- Spatial Configuration and Social Structures
Building Morphology and Emergent Performativity
As spatial structures, buildings and architecture, are inhabited and appropriated by users, but also express or materialise ideas and architectural intention. This includes both analysis of architectural morphology and spatial configurative typologies and the relation between building morphology and different kinds of behaviour or programmatic use.
Architectural Research and Architectural Design
Space Syntax as theory and model can be used as a research tool in general architectural research-by-design or in architectural and urban design practice, as tool for predicting performative outcomes, generating or inspiring new solutions, or as a way of formulating architectural problems or concepts from a spatial syntax point of view. This theme also welcomes theoretical or practical laboratories on emergent spatial design. The focus is further developing Space Syntax as analytic-generative theory for design practice.