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WORKSHOP ON ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE: DISTURBING NOTIONS OF STRUCTURE IN ORGANIZATIONS


BRUSSELS, MAY 15-16, 2008
CHAIRPERSONS

Heather Höpfl
(Professor of Management, University of Essex, UK)

Barbara Allen
(Director of the Graduate Program in Science and Technology Studies Virginia Tech, USA)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

George Cairns
(University of Essex)

Sam Warren
(University of Surrey)

BACKGROUND

This workshop seeks to explore a notion of organizational structure which gives primacy to an architectural perspective. In recent years, organizational scholars have given attention to ways of conceiving space in organizations. However, little attention has been given to the influence of architecture on organizations and social behaviour in the context of architectural spaces. There are some notable exceptions to this. Recent work by Burrell and Dale makes a very specific contribution to this field and work by inter alia Eräsaari, Kostera, Kreiner, Lindqvist, Sievers, Strati, Warren and Weiskopf has all contributed in different ways to an understanding of the relationship between architecture and social architecture. However, there has been no coherent focus for these strands of work.

Barbara Allen is an architect by training and was until this year the editor of a leading US architecture journal. She has worked for several years on issues of risk and environment and has recently been working on the aftermath of the New Orleans disaster.

Heather Hopfl is an organizational psychologist and co-editor of Culture and Organization. Her interests are in organizational symbolism and behaviour and she is a former Chair of SCOS.

CALL FOR PAPERS

This workshop seeks contributions which will examine the relationship between architecture and the organizational context which offer new perspectives on organizational behaviour and theory. Contributions might include original work on methods and methodology including photo and auto ethnography, gendered aspects of structures, political aspects of space, ethics and ethical structures, symbolic aspects of organizational spaces and structures. The intention is to disturb cosy and conventional notions of structure and to pose alternative perspectives, methods and approaches.

The deadline for submissions is over.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

To download the preliminary workshop programme, please click HERE.

PRACTICALITIES

LOCATION :

The whole workshop will take place in the Hotel Métropole in which the  EIASM premises are located (Place De Brouckère-plein 31, 1000 Brussels).

The Hotel Métropole is marvelously well located right in the historical centre of Brussels, just a few steps away from the “Grand-Place”, the “Bourse” and the “Theatre de la Monnaie” and close to the central and north railway stations, that each have direct connections to Brussels International airport.


    

  

ACCOMMODATION :

* Hotel Métropole ***** (conference location)
Place de Brouckère 31 - 1000 Bruxelles
http://www.metropolehotel.com

During the week : 
Single room at € 149 ,-/ night  - Double room at € 179,-/ night
De Luxe Single room at € 179,-/ night - De Luxe Double room at € 209,-/ night

During the week-end :
Deluxe Single or double room at € 130 ,-/ night - Privilege Single or double room at € 160,-/ night

All above room rates include buffet breakfast or continental breakfast served in room, taxes & service charges

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation.

Contact : Mr.Chafik HABIB
Tel. : + 32 2 214 24 25 or + 32 2 214 24 26 or + 32 2 2142424
Fax : 32 2 2180240
Email : resa.mgr@metropolehotel.be

* Citadines Apart'hotel  (10 minutes walk)
51 quai au Bois à Brûler - 1000 Brussels
Tel 32 2 221 14 11 - Fax 32 2 2211599 - stecatherine@citadines.com
http://www.citadines.com
Special rates for a studio (for 1-2 pers) : 113 EUR for 1 person - 126 EUR for 2  persons - breakfast included
Appartment (for 1-4 pers) : 141 EUR for 1 person - 154 EUR for 2 persons - breakfast included 
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

* Hotel NH Atlanta (next door)
Boulevard Adolph Max 7
1000 Brussels
Tel 00800 0115 0116 (free of charge) - reservations@nh-hotels.com
Special rate (single or double room) 146 EUR breakfast included
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

RESOTEL can also help you to find a room at a competitive price : info@resotel.be
Here is the search system of the company RESOTEL : http://www.belgium-hospitality.com/

JOINING INSTRUCTIONS :

For joining instructions (EIASM / Hotel Métropole)  please have a look on :

http://www.eiasm.be/contactus/howtoreach/index.html

or on :

http://www.eiasm.be/contactus/roadmap/index.html

INTERESTING WEB SITES :

Hotel Métropole : http://www.metropolehotel.com/EN/home.cfm?Lang=EN

Brussels : http://www.brusselsdiscovery.com/wabxlint/visitor/index.jsp?lg=EN 


FEE :

Fees will be posted shortly

Cancellations made before April 25, 2008 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - RUE FOSSÉ AUX LOUPS - 38 - 3 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be