ABOUT AMBIANCES 2020
After the Congresses of Grenoble (Creating an Atmosphere, 2008), Montreal (Ambiances in Action, 2012) and Volos (Ambiances, Tomorrow: The Future of Ambiances, 2016), this 4th International Ambiances Network Congress, entitled "Ambiances, Alloaesthesia: Senses, Inventions, Worlds" questions the renewal of the forms of feeling in a world that is undergoing major changes. It aims to consider how the contemporary environmental, social, technological, political and ethical changes are likely to affect the sensitive worlds, their ambiances, and the ways of experiencing them.
This conference brings together more than a hundred scientific contributions coming from an international base of academics, practitioners, artists and PhD students working on ambiances and atmospheres. They offer an up-to-date account of the variety of themes and issues within this field, showcasing the latest research and methodological approaches. Organized in sixteen themed sessions, the presentations examine the ongoing preoccupations, debates, theories, politics and practices of this field, drawing on multidisciplinary expertise from areas as diverse as anthropology, architecture, computer science, cultural studies, design, engineering, geography, musicology, psychology, sociology, urban studies and so on.
The congress is organized by the International Ambiances Network, Scientific and Thematic Network of the French Ministry of Culture.
This initiative is funded by:
- Bureau of Architectural, Urban and Landscape Research at the French Ministry of Culture,
- Grenoble School of Architecture,
- AAU “Ambiances, Architectures, Urbanités”, Joint research unit between CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), Grenoble School of Architecture, Nantes School of Architecture, Centrale Nantes,
For more info please visit https://ambiances2020.ambiances.net
Between Data and Senses; Architecture, Neuroscience and the Digital Worlds
University of East London, 23-24th of March 2017, London
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15/9/2016
Digital-Cultural Ecology and the Medium-Sized City
Conference: 01-03 April 2016
Place: Bristol, UK
Organisers: Architecture_MPS, CMIR, UWE
Venue: Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts
In every country in the world medium-sized cities out number capital cities in both quantity and gross population. They are however, historically overlooked. In a digital and interconnected age these cities have the potential to by-pass capitals and challenge the hegemony of central economic and political organisations. They can form networks vastly more complex, intricate and numerous than the now standard group of connected ‘global cities’; can become self-sustained economically and culturally; and forge forward with new ideas in their specialist fields.
In this context, the present conference focuses on how the medium sized cities from across the world are adapting to the economies, practices and infrastructures of the digital age; how the interaction and communication of the digital message is reframing life in these cities, whether new or old; and how the digitization of the urban arena is changing the reality of the representation of city life.
In short, it asks what are the implications of the digital times in which we live, on the civic, cultural, economic and urban forum of medium-sized city.
It welcomes the participation of architects, planners, activists, artists, technologists, animators, filmmakers, cultural studies experts, programmers, gamers and more.
01st Nov 2015: Abstract deadline
01-03 April 2016: CONFERENCE
01st July 2016: Begin Publication of Full Papers
Conference presentations; written papers; films; photo essays, workshops, e-exhibition. In-person and virtual presentations (via Skype, etc.) welcome.
Conference proceedings online; Book publications in print; Special Issues of the Architecture_MPS journal.
Publisher: Intellect Books
EAAE/ARCC 10th International Conference – Lisbon 2016
Architectural Research addressing Societal Challenges
15-18 June 2016, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
The European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) invite you to attend their joined 10th International Conference, whose theme is Architectural Research addressing Societal Challenges hosted by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, from the 15th to the 18th of June 2016. This edition, of this every other year conference, is now calling for abstracts which aim to point out how research can address the challenges of a changing society. Abstracts may be framed within the following five subthemes:
1. A Changing Society
2. In Transit – Global Migration
3. Renaturalization of the City
4. Emerging Fields of Architectural Practice
5. Research on Architectural Education
There can be a limited number of lectures, and the contributions must be pre-selected through the review process. Extended abstracts should have a maximum of 500 words. Selected abstracts will be invited to submit the final paper. The final paper, which must be original and unpublished anywhere else will be 4 to 12 pages long. Selected authors who attend the conference, will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
Abstract submission deadline – 15 October 2015
Further details and online submission of abstracts, please see: http://eaae-arcc2016.fa.ulisboa.pt
International Conference on Extended Arts (XARTS 2015)
Re-Designing Interactive Art
10-11 July, 2015
University of the Aegean, Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, Syros, Greece
Panagiotis Kyriakoulakos, University of the Aegean
Panagiotis Koutsabasis, University of the Aegean
Spyros Vosinakis, University of the Aegean
Modestos Stavrakis, University of the Aegean
Sofia Kyratzi, University of the Aegean
Anne-Marie Duguet, University of Paris 1
Masaki Fujihata, Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music
George Papakonstantinou, University of Thessaly
Panagiotis Kyriakoulakos, University of the Aegean
Re-Designing Interactive Art
The extended use of digital technologies in physical, biological and artificial environments enables artists to design and implement new forms of Art. Scholars from all over the world will explore these extending possibilities during XARTS 2015 Summer School and Conferences taking place in Syros island from 9-19 of July. The Conference From Virtual to Real is part of this Summer School where researchers from all over the world will present their last findings in Extended Arts subjects.
This call for projects is intended to the artistic and scientific communities interested in Extended Arts.
The topics in XARTS 2015 International Conference include but are not confined to the following areas:
Production issues in re-implementation of existing works of Interactive Art
Interactive Art is volatile. After a festival or temporary exhibitions the work of art is deconstructed. We can only trace it via design drawings and audiovisual memories. It is often related to the exhibition context. We try to investigate in this session the production issues arising when the same interactive art concept is implemented in different contexts.
Re-Designing an interactive artwork from an artistic point-of-view may be very challenging. In this session we expect papers that describe recent interactive art works (from 2000-now) re-designed by the artists themselves in a quest of self analysis of the artistic practice, no matter if it takes a distant approach or not.
Such a volatile artistic practice poses special problems to curators, archivists, art critics and theorists. How to preserve the interactive artworks in museums and art collections? How to exhibit an already exhibited interactive work in a new context? Is it possible to maintain multiple copies of interactive artworks in different museums and art collections? Is there such a concept as the permanent interactive art collection?
Interactive Art inspired collaborations between artists and engineers, pushing artistic and scientific research to new edges. This session aims at understanding the collaborative process via case studies of applied and fundamental research reported by developers of interactive art projects that may be seen as artworks and platforms for artistic practice at the same time.
Short Paper (Extended Abstract- 500 words maximum): May 30, 2015 (1st deadline), June 12 (2nd deadline), June 25 (extended deadline)
Notification of Short Paper Acceptance /Rejection: June 10, 2015 (1st deadline), June 20 (2nd deadline), June 28 (extended deadline)
Paper Submission Date: July 8, 2015
Participant(s) Registration: April 23, 2015 to June 23, 2015
Early Bird Attendee Registration Deadline (Authors and Participants): June 12, 2015
Late Bird Attendee Registration Deadline: June 23, 2015
Final deadline for registration for Conference attendees: June 30, 2015
Conference Dates: July 10-11, 2015
Please note that attendees that are not accepted as presenters have to pay registration fees for the Conference (20 euros) or the Summer School (150 euros). Conference Presenters are exempted from Conference fees.
For information, send mail to email@example.com. To submit the abstract you have to send mail to the same address. If you wish, a template in word format will be send to you upon request.
The Summer School is supported by the University of the Aegean’s project «The University of the Aegean, the prominent and driving factor for the economic and social growth of the wide Aegean area» of the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”, which is co-funded by European Union (European Social Fund) and National Resources.
International Conference Hybrid City III, 17-19/9/2015, Athens
submission info: http://www.adaf.gr/2015-edition/
festival website: www.adaf.gr
Deadline for submissions is 4 March 2015.