The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is a premier international gathering of Asian studies in the humanities and social sciences. Every two years academic scholars around the world will gather in a uniquely chosen city to exchange views on the most updated and cutting edge research. Since 1998, ICAS has taken place in different parts of the world, including Leiden, Berlin, Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Daejeon, and Honolulu.
Presentations by two current UKNA researchers at IIAS from CEPT University (Ahmedabad, India).
"Understanding Vulnerability from a Disaster Manager's Perspective"
Prof. Ajay Katuri, Lecturer in School of Planning, Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University (Ahmedabad, India)
The conference deals with recent physical transformations and developments of Southeast Asian cities. This broadly defined geographical area is characterised in part by the diversity of its human settlements, which historically have experienced intense cultural exchanges with each other and with other cultures from beyond Southeast Asia. These historic interactions have led to the creation of distinctive spatial cultures.
During the four year cycle of UKNA, The Ecole Nationale Superieure de Paris-Belleville is hosting 10 Asian scholars and sending 15 of ENSAPB’s teachers, researchers and PhD candidates to the foreign institutions for short (1 month) or long (up to 12 months) secondments. ENSAPB is also involved in three collective research themes, which are developed under the aegis of the UKNA program, namely: the “Ideas of the city”; the “Future of the city” and the “city by and for the people”.
An investigation into how networks laid down during the era of Western colonial expansion in Asia have given certain cities a global edge
‘Asian Cities: Colonial to Global’ is intended to be a multi-disciplinary seminar. Contributions are welcome from the fields of architecture, urbanism, geography, area studies, history, linguistics, religious studies, social science, anthropology, etc., but please remember that the point of departure will always be the built environment.