Conference Calls

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Future Craft, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, 14th March 2018.  

Conference Theme: Entrepreneurship or Enterprise? 

The University for the Creative Arts invites speakers to take part in the 'Future Craft' Conference. This is the first of a series of biennial conferences will offer an opportunity for discussion, engagement and debate across a broad continuum of jewellery and silversmithing, whilst looking forward to exploring what the future might hold

The conference seeks to provide a framework for discussion around Jewellery and Silversmithing: ‘Entrepreneurship or Enterprise?’  It will celebrate and explore continual innovation within these industries; along with learning, development, business, context and markets.

Please contact Rebecca Skeels with any queries about submissions 


Moving Images – Static Spaces: Architectures, Media, Film, Communication, Digital Art and Design. 12-13 April 2018, Altinbaş Foundation / Istanbul Kemerburgaz University

Abstract Submissions: 30 January 2018

Early submissions accepted before 01 June 2017


The relationship between architecture, urban environments and the moving image is deep rooted. It is also mutating. Born in the City Symphony films of the early 20th it was premised on the dynamic and mobile representation of buildings, streets and cities. Caught on celluloid, these architectures were the setting of news-reels and documentaries. They were also settings projected on screen and presented like never before. This complex relationship continues today with interiors, architecture and cities still forming backdrops to action and being the subject of feature films, documentaries, news broadcasts and TV.

Today, however, moving imagery and architecture coexist in multiple other worlds too: iphone screens and locative media; YouTube ‘news’ streaming of war torn cites; virtual reality spaces explored through headsets and haptic sensors; the animated environments of Second Life; the fantastical settings of the gaming industry; fly-through representations of architectural projects; and the real-time algorithmic formation of parametric architecture on a computer screen. This complex traditional and new scenario will be explored at this event.

This conference is international.

It is expressly interdisciplinary.

It welcomes various disciplines: architects, urban designers, press and media specialists, filmmakers, animators, video artists, sociologists, cinematographers, interior designers, journalists, cultural theorists and more.

Potential themes include, but are not limited to:

The representation of cities in film and TV; the metropolis of documentaries, news broadcasts and social media; the creation of animated environments and augmented realities; gaming, architecture and the city; film as a design tool for architects and planners; projection mapping and the moving surfaces of the city; the interactive geography of the moving image; the fictions of film and architecture; virtual reality and the navigation of digitally created environments…


FILM / VIDEO: Reflecting the theme of the conference delegates are encouraged to present their research through pre-recorded films/videos. These films will be published on the event’s YOUTUBE channel and will be available permanently after the conference.

SKYPE: Also reflecting the virtual and mediated theme of the event, delegates are encouraged to present via skype or similar.

Nb. Both film and skype options eliminate the need for delegates to travel to the conference in Turkey.

IN PERSON: In addition to seeking filmic and the virtual presentations, delegates are also welcome to attend the event in person and present directly.

In all cases, delegates can present full written papers and abstracts and will be considered for inclusion in all associated conference publications.

Presentations: Length of film / skype / in person presentation – 20 mins.

Written Papers: Full written papers should be 3,000 words maximum 

Further information here


MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN SYMPOSIUM, 27 April, University of Northampton. Deadline 26 January 2018

After nearly forty years of introducing multidisciplinary design practice to education and creative industry and embracing its role in education and economy growth in the UK, there is still a lack of consensus about what the term ‘multidisciplinary’ actually means. One definition proposes that ‘it describes situations in which several disciplines cooperate but remain unchanged'1.

Besides the questionable implication to the immutability of disciplines while practicing multidisciplinary, the definition fails to expand to the challenges facing the practitioner nor to the potential of benefits acquired. As academics, designers and researchers we all have experienced both benefits and impairments of multidisciplinary approaches to material and conceptual thinking and application.

The aim of this symposium is to explore the meaning, risks and benefits of multidisciplinary design in academic and/or professional contexts and to discuss the significance of distinctions between creative disciplines in both contexts as well as the blurred boundaries in between.

Academics, creative practitioners and researchers are invited to share their views on this relevant topic. Focus of paper presentations are encouraged to be about your personal experience and/or view on one of the following*:

  • The connotations, risks and benefits of multidisciplinary design in academic contexts; research or teaching and learning multidisciplinary design.
  • The connotations, risks and benefits of multidisciplinary design in professional context; working with others towards corporate aims using multidisciplinary design.
  • The distinctions between creative disciplines in industry and/or academia.
  • The blurred boundaries between creative disciplines in industry and/or academia.

*Please note that points of focus are not limited to the above. You are welcome to submit your own preference of focus on the subject. Presentations can include creative output i.e. personal or contextual creative practice, videos, designs, multimedia projects, etc.


PARADE  - Publication and Research in Art, Architecture, Design and Environments is an interdisciplinary collaboration between universities and publishers internationally. Call for abstracts: Deadline 30 January 2018 

Artists, designers, filmmakers, journalists, media and communications specialists, architects, urban designers and more are welcome.

Themes: media, communications, film, digital technologies, and the built environment.

Moving Images – Static Spaces? The blurring of Architectures, Film, Animation, Digital Art, Coding and Design

Dates: 12-13 April 2018
Place: Istanbul Kemerburgaz University / Altinbaş Foundation
Publishers include: Routledge Taylor&Francis; UCL Press; Intellect Books; Libri Publishing; Vernon Press.
Universities include: University of East London; the University of Arizona; Abu Dhabi University and Istanbul Kemerburgaz University.

Delegates can attend in person or present virtually, avoiding the need for travel:

FILM / VIDEO: Pre-recorded films published on the event’s YOUTUBE channel
SKYPE: This option allows delegates to engage with the audience directly through Q&A.
IN PERSON: Delegates are also welcome to attend the event and present in-person.

In all cases, delegates can present full written papers for the associated publications. The primary publication related to this event is the Intellect Books series, The Mediated City.