Call for Presenters
Calling architects and design professionals to submit a proposal for participation in the 48th Annual NOMA Conference and Expo – NOMA SPATIAL SHIFTS: Reclaiming our Cities – which is being held from October 14th -18th 2020. Researchers and designers in the ﬁeld of architecture, urbanism, landscape design and urban planning are invited to submit proposals for the development of initiatives and design works that make a meaningful contribution to the central theme of this year’s Virtual Conference.
Submissions Due: 08.01.2020
Policy, Vulnerabilities and Inequalities. The political dimensions of space, ownership, and the hidden tales; how can we assure access to public and private property and areas for belonging for black and brown people?
Space and Urban Structure. Presenters tackle the challenges of urban structures and the urban public realm. How can these spaces serve as places for cultural keeping and storytelling of neighborhoods and inspire our approach to the industry.
Place, Space, Consumption and Production. This theme debates the value of the return of corporate headquarters to cities. How can housing production and typology match the new residents? What alternative Just process and new housing types can come online quickly to support the affordable housing shortage? What are the most critical issues needed to be addressed to provide housing justice without displacement? Can these developments act as catalyst projects for ownership by the current communities?
THE EXPANDED ROLE OF THE ARCHITECT
Design, Development & Technology. The theme focuses on solutions at the intersections between design and technology to elevate, advance, and redefine the professions of architecture, planning, design and development. How do we define and sustain a design of virtue? How can we better serve and uplift our communities through integrated cultural and regenerative design processes?
Grounding In Green. The Green New Deal proposes to transition to 100% green renewable energy by 2030. How are NOMA members and allies creating initiatives, strategies and projects to harness this movement to secure economic, environmental and land security for Just communities who have traditionally been left out of national infrastructure? How can we shift our practices to devise and implement new productive partnerships with community organizations and create new business and living wage jobs.
This theme will focus on business & growth which will include seminars geared toward marketing, firm growth, investing in the future and succession planning. It will also include the development of emerging professionals: internships, ARE, AXP, mentorship, and aide in career growth.
Make Visible Your Call to Action. This theme is reserved for Oakland organizations to present ideas, proposal and challenges to the architecture and design community.