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Année : 2015

Model Transfer of Social Ecology In Asian Territory


Lecture Series Held in Mugyewon, Buam-Dong, Seoul_Korea

The Lecture Series aims to analyse the reasons and issues of the model implementation of Social Engineering in Asian Territories.

Expected Result :
Clarifying the foundations of social engineering and social ecology applied in Urban, Landscape and Environmental Planning. Establishing the indigenous acknowledgment of environmental growing issues for the new expert generation of the built environment.

Outline :
The recent growth of social ecology implemented in several planning projects in the world questions the accuracy of overseas models in some new territories. This Series of Lectures aims to reveal Indigenous practices which enable the process of sustainable communities in urban design and landscape planning, to avoid following oversea social engineering models such as Citizen Participation of Europe ; Consensus Building of the United States ; Machizukuri of Japan.

Trend :
The phenomenon of ‘citizen empowerment’ is an increasing demand from civil society, engineering experts and politics within the worldwide craving for an ecological democracy. Today in Asia, those new paradigms already modify the hierarchy between project stakeholders, project priority and process scheduling and have been placed on the agenda of scholars and practitioners to develop particular procedures.

Purpose and Details :
This Lecture Series aims to provide accurate knowledge derived from Asian case studies for international audiences in constant demand for advanced research on social engineering and Asian practices, thereby expanding the knowledge of local practices for spatial experts. The research will address several social ecology projects managed by researchers, planners…etc. The research proposed will suggest methodologies of vigilance regarding the model used to deal with former territorial struggles.

Necessity and Importance :
The current lack of understanding of indigenous and autochthonous practices in planning and design and also about the foundation of social and spatial justice explains Korean and Japanese settlement based on overseas models. To reverse this reluctance procedure, it is crucial to raise the awareness of the local practice of social ecology through a better understanding of environmental ethics. These practices are currently in use by new generations of cross- cultural researchers and spatial planners.

The need for deeper and intangible landscape components grows in Asian countries. These lectures will help to visualise projects conducted with sustainable commitment and reinforce crossover research between social science and engineering.
The results of the lectures, as well as the ongoing process, will be the opportunity to produce a publication (ZZACBOOK Edition) including the data of the international researchers and environmental leaders invited.


Lecture 1 / Social Ecology in Spatial Planning
Date : 8th November.2014 (Saturday) 4pm – 7 pm

- Zoh Kyung-Jin_Some Cases in Landscape Governance : Public Landscape Council and Seongsoo Flower Festival
- Young-Bum Reigh _ Making Platforms for Sustainable Communities and Issues of Urban Community Design in Korea

Lecture 2 / Community, Settlement in Everyday Life
Date : 22th November 2014

- Kriznik Blaz _ Community Gardens as Urban Commons ? On the Social Role of Urban Agriculture
- Riichi Myake_ Community Design for the purpose of Regeneration and Reconstruction
Hokkaido, Cebu and Venice

Lecture 3 / Architecture & Environmental Ethics
Date : 20th December 2014

- Baek Jin_ Fudo and Its Cultural Implications : East Asian Environmental Ethics
- Kuwako Toshio_A New Stage of Citizen Works for Regeneration of Environment and Landscape in Japan

Lecture 4 / Cultural Anthropology of Spaces
Date : 24th January 2015

- Joinau Benjamin_ Food, Man and Place. Intangible Heritage, Geographical Indications and Communities
- Song Doyoung, Cultural Distance : Condition of a Dense Multicultural Neighborhood

Lecture 5 / Environmental Aesthetics & Psychology
Date : 14th February 2015
- Yves Millet _ Atopia. Which Narratives for the Anthropocene ?
- Park Jina_Urban Design Through Citizen Environment

All Lectures Abstract & Speakers Biography are available at