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We are pleased to announce the call for the 9th International Conference on “Re-Thinking Earthen Architecture for Sustainable Development” and the post-conference workshop on earthen building production. The Conference will be held on 30 June – 3 July 2022 and organized by Kerpic Akademi, Kerpic Network and İstanbul Medipol University School of Fine Arts Design and Architecture.
The aim of the conference is to gather the findings and knowledge regarding the theme “Re-Thinking Earthen Architecture for Sustainable Development” and transfer these to the new generation.
The conference will focus on using earth as a building material and the event will include graduate students, academics and professionals exchanging their findings and experiences. The conference will provide for an opportunity to understand the strategies involved, advantages of and advances made in the contemporary construction technology of earth-based material.
For more than thirty years, Kerpic Network has been conducting research on the durability, seismic response and production techniques of earthen construction material. The durability research is based on stabilized earth (alker); the seismic response research is based on horizontal energy dissipating surfaces on the load bearing walls and additional research has been conducted on production techniques of earthen materials and walls.

Prof. Dr. Bilge IŞIK

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