Theory and Criticism
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XXIII UIA World Congress Torino 2008
The overall theme
The overall theme In 2002 at the UIA Berlin Congress, Torino was the first Italian city nominated to organize the 23rd UIA Congress based on the overall theme of "Transmitting Architecture". Architecture which communicates and is communicated, in all manners and in all locations, involving every aspect of a profession which deals, on a daily basis, with the quality of life, the landscape and the environment.
It is along these lines that the 21 members of the Scientific Committee are guiding all the activities of both the Congress itself and additional events.


It is the nature of Architecture to transmit history and culture.
It is the ethical responsibility of architecture and architects to conserve and valorize architectural and landscape heritage.
Defending an heritage is also transmitting to people, above all to the new generations.

Architecture is for everyone

Architecture often bears and architect's signature yet is always the result of a process of "several hands", a compromise.
The concept of urban democracy lies in this: in the modes, the bahaviors, strategies and politics that enable this compromise to be the best one possible and to sui the need even of the less heeded categories.

Architecture is for everyone

There is a need to transmit the values of environmental protection that architecture possesses when it builds good projects.
We want to transmit to future generation a world still habitable, possibly even fitter for habitation: ideating and creating eco-compatible designs is a specific responsibility of architects all over the world.

Architecture is for everyone
...first i have to read,
...will write about it...
Serdar Anlagan
XXIII UIA World Congress Torino 2008
The overall theme...
The overall theme...

Difficult to find catch or achieve, out away from the play.
A social theory favouring of action for individuals over collective or state control!
Self-centered feeling or conduct;

Never ending; incapable of being used up;


The moral principles governing or influencing conduct, spoken falteringly and with may mistakes as by a foreigner,
A chord in which the notes are played successively,
Something given or occurring in generous amounts:

The quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it,
The degree of highness or lowness of a tone,
A section of a climb,
A form of words used to persuade or influence;
A swaying or oscillation of a ship, aircraft or vehicle around a horizontal axis perpendicular to the direction of motion with free rhythm and expression as much as desired,
An opponent!

A small dark falcon that hunts small birds,
Serving as a sign of indication,
To point out,
Denoting something in early stage of development!

Lower in rank, status or quality, a feeling of general inadequacy caused by actual or supposed inferiority, marked by aggressive behaviour or withdrawal, a heavy iron block on which metal can be hammered and shaped.

Not composed of matter, having no material existence. Take in or include as part of a whole, not able to be denied or disputed.

A small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear, transmitting vibrations between malleus and stapes!

The speed of something in a given direction, any of the tubes forming part of the circulation system by which blood is conveyed from all parts of the body towards the heart.

A roof in the form of an arch or a series of arches, a secure room in a bank in which valuables are stored.

To roll, the increase in the volume of fuel on combustion in the cylinder of an engine or the piston stroke in which this occurs, make or become larger or extensive, strikingly colourful and unusual.

Conspicuously display on, celebrate or extol publicly,
A symbol or symbolic representation of;
Give a tangible part or visible form to,
Include or contain a constituent part,
Fix or become fixed firmly and deeply in the surrounding mass.


An unborn or unhatched off spring in the process of development,
Make known to humans by divine or supernatural means.

Rise up in rebellion!

A person who has returned especially supposedly from the dead,
An ascetic who was achieved enlightenment.

A position of the left or right of an object place or central point, either of the two halves of something regarded as divided by imaginary central line ;the time between consecutive meridianal transits of the first point of Aries, almost four minutes shorter than the solar day.

A star,

Surround with armed forces in order to capture it or force to surrender,
Surround and attack from all sides!

In addition to,
Apart from,
A groove holding the crystal of a watch or the stone of a gem in its setting!

A small radio device which beeps or vibrates to inform the wearer that someone wishes to contact them or that it has received a short message:
Bilaterally symmetrical,
Feathered, winged!

A dense layer of vascular connective tissue enveloping the bones except at the surfaces of the joints!

The nervous system outside the brain and spinal cord,
Occurring or performed at or around the time of an operation,
Allowing or characterized by freedom of behaviour.

A salt containing the anion MnO4�, deep purplish-red and with strong oxidizing properties, a way especially one of several possible variations in which a set of number of things can be ordered or arranged; change completely.

A person of a specified kind or having a specified role; a keeper!
Chooser of the slain!
A change in the magnitude of a property observed in passing from one point or moment to another!

Positioned in or relating to the sky or outer space,
Come or bring to end,
The stress at which a specific amount of plastic deformation is produced!

A rhombus or diamond shape, a charge in the shape of a solid diamond,
A large water lily now or formerly regarded as sacred,
A legendary plant whose fruit induces a dreamy forgetfulness and an unwillingness to leave,
A person given to indulgence in pleasure and luxury,
A warning sensation experienced before an attack of epilepsy or migraine.
Serdar Anlagan
XXIII UIA World Congress Torino 2008
CULTURE: ...THE PAST conserve and valorize architectural and landscape heritage.

The ratio of the magnetization produces in material to the magnetizing force,
Strengthen or support physically or mentally,
Keep going over time continuously,

The period between the creating and the end of the world,
Reckoned as 4320 million human years,
And considered as the day of Brahma!

A square building in Mecca,
The site most holly to Muslims,
Containing a sacred black stone,
Cover with a coping.

A Muslim student of sacred law and theology,
A former title for the ruler of Persia associated with Safavid dynasty,
Pure of religion,
The highest singing voice,
Extremely; severely!
Standing on its hind legs with the forepaws raised, as if leaping.

Sodium chloride, a white crystalline substance which gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food;
something which adds freshness or piquancy.

A varying unit of weight or liquid measure!

The smallest unit of weight in the troy and avoirdupois systems, equal to 1/5760 of a pound avoirdupois, approximately 0,0648 grams ;
A system of millions or billions of stars,
Together with gas and dust,
Held together by,
Gravitational attraction!

A break or hole in an object or between two objects,
A space interval,
Not subject to any limitation of power,
Shorten without losing the sense,
The beginning and the end!

Clean by brushing away dirt or litter.

Search or survey;
Cause to be made or done,
Have or hold within,
The principle of reason and judgement!

The word of God or principle of divine reason and creative order, identified with the second person of the trinity incarnate in Jesus Christ.

The life instinct,
Something hoped for but,
The death instinct,
Illusory or impossible to achieve!

An integument or membrane enclosing or lining an organ or part,
Any of the concentric layers of a plant bulb,
A covered passage with arches along one or both sides,
Encircle or secure with, a belt or band, having a level surface;
Without raised areas or indentations.

Let it be done!

A person of a specified spelling ability,
Strike, kill,
People claiming to possess special enlightenment or knowledge,
A means of lighting or source of light!

A token of something:
A red or violet dye obtain from lichen, used as a source of litmus,
A person subject to mystical experiences;
A member of a college;
The combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight,
Especially courage, honour, courtesy, justice,
And a readiness to help the weak;
The medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned particularly with attempts to convert base metals into gold,
Or to find universal elixir;
Each of the centres of spiritual power in the human body usually considered to be seven in number!

Equivalent to the sum of
Three and four;
One more than six,
Or three less than ten:

An interval spanning seven consecutive notes in a diatonic scale,
The note which is higher by this interval than the tonic of a diatonic scale or root of a chord,
A chord in which the seventh note of the scale forms an important component,
Relating to or involving a conjunction,
A whole formed by combining several disparate elements.

Lamb of God!

A person highly educated or has an aptitude for study,
Having or showing sharp powers of judgement; astute,
To curse:
Evil in nature or character,
An immortal act considered to be transgression against divine law.

The placenta and fetal membranes discharged from the womb after a birth,
A remarkable thing making sudden appearance,
A container in which incense is burnt,
Done or acting at random or without careful judgment,
A favour or request!
Serdar Anlagan

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