This is the official website for the EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL SPACE SYNTAX SYMPOSIUM that will be held in Santiago de Chile at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile between Tuesday 3rd and Friday 6th of January 2012.

The workshops and the opening session will be on Tuesday 3rd January 2012, the sessions between Wednesday 4th and Friday 6th.



The aims of the SSS_8 are:
  1. To bring together members of the space syntax community to share recent work and theoretical and methodological issues.
  2. To exchange ideas and research with neighbouring disciplines in the pursuit of common research goals.
  3. To invite practitioners in the fields of urban design and architecture and space related disciplines.


The venue is located on El Comendador 1916, Providencia, Santiago.


Note: the call for papers is close.


The symposium will especially welcome abstracts and papers on the following themes:

  1. Spatial Analysis and Architectural Theory
  2. Urban Space and Social, Economic and Cultural Phenomena
  3. Building Morphology and Usage
  4. Historical Evolution of the Built Form
  5. Spatial Cognition
  6. Modelling and Methodological Development
  7. Software Development
  8. Others

Please note that it will be necessary to submit an abstract to get a paper accepted even though abstracts in themselves will not be refereed.