CALLS

CALL FOR PAPERS (ACADEMIC SESSION)

We invite your submission of abstracts of no more than 300 words for initial consideration. Abstracts will be reviewed by a qualified panel of referees. If your abstract is selected, you will be asked to submit a full paper of between 3,000 and 6,000 words for the conference proceedings, accompanied by an oral presentation (with slides if desired) of 15 minutes.
We encourage the authors to relate their papers on the main desired result of The Urban Thinkers Campus: a mutual, comprehensive document with argumentation and recommendations for the “Habitat III New Urban Agenda” related to the new role of art, particularly public art in the visible future of the City we Need.

Accordingly, it is recommended (but not required) that papers position their contents in the following areas:
SCIENCE: Advancing New Theoretical Insights and Opportunities for Growing the Impacts of (Public) Art in Public Realm;
POLICY: Removing Barriers and Inserting Reforms to Promote a Stronger Impacts of (Public) Art in Public Life;
PRACTICE: Advancing New Tools and Models for Public Art and Placemaking;
CIVIL SOCIETY: Organizing Groups and Strategies to Achieve the Needed Changes.

The sessions of the conference will focus on the following topics:
– Art and urban planning;
– Art, architecture and urban design;
– Art and urban sociology;
– Art and economy;
– Art and city representation;
– Art critic and history of art;
a special session will be dedicated to Urban regeneration starting from inhabitants: instruments, methods and processes.

The participants, the “urban thinkers”, are welcome from the fields of study of will be encouraged to discuss on the following sub-topics:
– Art for all
– Right to the art
– Art-City policies
– Art and place (art as the placemaking practice)
– Capacity, capability and limits of public art
– Art-driving City (art as a driver of urban prosperity)
– Art as a trigger of urban change
– Art and community (social needs, social dynamics and social values)
– City as “oeuvre”
– Urban Artvironment
– Public Art and Public Space (Public Realm)
– Living-Art-City
– Artworks networks
– Value of (Public) Art
– (Public) Art and local economy
– Art and City Identity
– City Artvertizing
– The image of the city
– Art and the City of success
– Performing (in the) public space
– (Public) art practices

Authors are invited to submit their abstracts (no more than 300 words, on one page, including author(s)’ name and contact information at the top of the page) to call@openforart.eu before 21th December 2015.

ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION

According to the World Urban Campaign policies, the participation at the Academic Session is free of charge. To apply please register using the standard form at the following address: http://openforart.eu/application/

PUBLICATIONS (academic session)
Abstracts will be reviewed by a qualified panel of referees. The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (book with ISBN).
Selected papers will be invited to participate in a second round of peer review for a special issue of an international journal.

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CALL FOR PERFORMANCES AND ACTIONS

Limited spots are available for participants who wish to give their active contribution proposing activities/labs/workshops to be held during the Urban Thinkers Campus, and addressed to Urban Thinker Campus participants and/or to the local community and the general public. We invite participants to submit their ideas for activities/labs/workshops, in the form of a max 600 words abstract. Abstracts/ideas will be reviewed by a qualified panel of referees, and the selected ideas will be invited to be realized during the Urban Thinkers Campus. Organizers are not responsible for fundraising nor implementation of these activities/labs/workshops.

We are encouraging proponents to focusing their ideas for activities/labs/workshops to the fact that the main result of The Urban Thinkers Campus, should be a shared, comprehensive document with argumentation and recommendations for the “Habitat III New Urban Agenda” related to the new role of art, particularly public art in the visible future of the city that we need.
Due to various partners’ requests the call will be open until 5th of February. If your abstract is accepted for oral presentation you will receive confirmation in 7 working days from submission.

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KEY DATES

5 February 2015 Call for Papers – Abstracts
7 working days after submission Notification of Selected Abstracts

 

12 November 20155 Early Registration Opens (web application)
15 January 2016 Early Registration Ends
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