A Blended Conference

For over 30 years, Common Ground has been invested in developing technologies that seek to break down barriers of access in scholarly communication. In each phase, we’ve built media platforms to support spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue, before such approaches were in vogue; connected international voices, when disciplines were too often isolated in national silos; and supported an agenda of access and equality, by offering pathways and opportunities for diverse voices.
We now propose another kind of intervention -- to build a scholarly communication infrastructure for a blended future.
Our blended model seeks to transcend physical boundaries by offering a platform to extend in-person conference content online, while ensuring online-only delegates are afforded equal participatory and experiential spaces within the platform. At the same time, the model offers participants a legacy resource to which they can return in the Event application, with access to a social space in our Community application where fellow participants can keep connected long after the conference ends.

Themes and Special Focus

Founded in 2010, the Constructed Environment Research Network is brought together by a common shared interest in human configurations of the environment and the interactions among the constructed, social and natural environments. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Twelfth International Conference on The Constructed Environment calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 2022 Special Focus—Constructing New Environments for Living, Work and Play
  • Theme 1: The Design of Space and Place
  • Theme 2: Constructing the Environment
  • Theme 3: Environmental Impacts
  • Theme 4: Social Impacts

Plenary Speakers

Alejandra Menchaca

Alejandra Menchaca

Senior Associate, Sustainability, Thornton Tomasetti, United States

Marcos Lutyens

Marcos Lutyens

Artist, United Kingdom

Conference Partner

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