ARCHITECTURE OF TERRITORY investigates urgent phenomena and processes of urban transformation of contemporary territories and their social and environmental implications. This approach comprises a shift of interest from cities to broader territorial frames, and to what was once considered the non-urban realm or the city’s constitutive outside: the city’s hinterlands, rural countrysides and nature, including alpine zones, jungles, deserts and oceans.
Today, even remote spaces and landscapes are pulled into the vortex of urbanisation; the urban condition is omnipresent. Throughout the twentieth century and into the present, the extended field of the urbanisation of territories has continued to challenge the disciplines of architecture and urbanism to rescale and expand their concepts, methods and approaches beyond urban centres and urban agglomerations.
ARCHITECTURE OF TERRITORY sees its role in decentering and ecologising architectural pedagogies, fostering new forms of design practice and public engagement, and reframing the disciplines of architecture and urbanism toward researching and designing contemporary territories, comprising both built and unbuilt environments and landscapes.