BORDERSNo. 05 (2023)
Editor in chief: Michael Devereux / University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol, UK
In this issue we are tasked with considering the questions that surround the concept of BORDERS and how we address it in architecture and urbanism. That is why the call for this edition invited contributors to consider this idea of BORDERS, Frontiers and Thresholds widely: tangibly, intangibly, large scale, small scale and as conceptually and intellectually as appropriate, bringing new thinking to the fields of architecture and urbanism. And, the response has been appropriately far reaching and far thinking.
GASTROTECTURENo. 04 (2022)
Editor in chief: José Antonio Carrillo Andrada / American University in Dubai, UAE
GASTROTECTURE gathers interdisciplinary expressions of Gastronomy in the field of research in Architecture and Urbanism in an international framework. Gastrotecture aims to achieve a broader understanding of the intertwined relationships between architecture and gastronomy, expand the limits of both disciplines and register the emergence of new practices supported by innovative and unconventional approaches from design and technology.
REPRESENTATIONNo. 03 (2022)Editor in Chief: Ozan Avci, MEF Istanbul, Turkey
REPRESENTATION is a wide umbrella that covers different disciplines such as design, arts, architecture, cinema, literature, politics, economics, semiotics, etc… We may even say that representation is in every act of human beings whenever they think about something. This fundamental role of representation makes it very critical in the design process, thus the whole design process is based on the dialogue between the inner and outer representations. In this third issue of UOU Scientific Journal we would like to focus on the nature of representation, its own ontological aspects, materiality, immateriality and its crucial role in the design process rather than its metaphorical side related with politics and semiotics.
FOLLIESNo. 02 (2021)Editor in Chief: Sofia Aleixo, Evora University, Portugal
Sullivan’s definition of Follies has been drastically challenged by the Covid-19 pandemic as the purpose of building may not simply be to respond to a functional need, but rather to be attractive and recover a sense of fun and pleasure that has been taken away for more than a year. How can spaces reengage people with each other, and with cities? How to attract people to give the spaces meanings and transform previous sad and empty spaces into lively and safe places? Are merely functional spaces needed, or are socio-cultural public places needed more? Will building design need to be rethought with no specific purpose or intention in mind? Will urban and architecture policies attain to these needs? Within this framework, Follies, the second Issue of the UOU scientific Journal, aims to redefine the notion of socio-cultural values of the public realm in relation to material and innovative practices from impartial perspectives.
COMMONSNo. 01 (2021)Editor in Chief: Maria Luna Nobile, Umeå University, Sweden
What impact can the notion of Commons have on the transformation of cities? And what agency must designers have in contributing to such a transition in the current condition of Urgency? In this framework, Commons, the first Issue of the UOU scientific journal aims to redefine the notion of values in relation to material and innovative practices from an unprejudiced aspect.