ARTHIST: CFP - ON THE SURFACE: Visual Spaces of Change (Lisbon, 31 May 19)

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ARTHIST: CFP - ON THE SURFACE: Visual Spaces of Change (Lisbon, 31 May 19)

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) Lisbon - Portugal
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019

Photography on Architecture - Visual Spaces of Change: unveiling the publicness of urban space

The open call for papers to be presented at the 5th International Conference ON THE SURFACE: Photography on Architecture will be directed to the issues proposed for the three panels. (see more at PANEL#1, PANEL#2 and PANEL#3).

A set of papers with profile (a) will be selected to be published in Sophia Journal and a set of projects and visual essays with a maximum of 1000 words of second format (b) will be selected to publish in scopio Magazine
It is intended that this call will yield a significant collection of diverse texts and visual narratives, allowing a rich and deep reflection of how photography and image can be used for understanding the set of issues around the theme of public space transformation. A set of abstracts / papers will be selected for oral presentation and poster session.

For oral presentations of each panel, authors will present their work one-by-one (no more than 15 minutes, potentially 10 minutes) and there will be in each panel a roundtable for debate and authors will also be available to take questions for a few minutes. 
For the poster session of each panel, authors will have their posters (in a standard size) mounted on boards in a specific space where the conference is taking place For a fixed period of time during the conference, all participants are invited to wander round the posters. Poster presenters typically stand by the posters and answer questions as people come by. 
The poster presentation session will be more casual than the oral presentation, which does not mean that it is any less important or credible.

To facilitate and normalize the production of the paper, the organisation provides a template which is available here. The template contains a structure and pre-defined styles which must be used in preparing the abstract and the paper.

Abstracts should have 250 words and be submitted until February 19, 2019 by means of an email sent to The email subject must contain "Abstract Submission - Panel number" or “Abstract Submission - Practice” according to the adopted format. The abstract should be inserted as an attachment in .doc or .docx format and must be based on the template provided. Authors are encouraged to use images. Notification of abstract acceptance will be given until February 28, 2019.

Authors will then be invited to elaborate a full paper (between 2500 and 3000 words - for panel 1 and 4) or a visual essay (between 1000 and 1500 words - for issues 2 and 3) or a poster (500 words) until March 30, 2019. Notification of paper and poster acceptance will be given until April 15, 2019 and the submission deadline of the revised paper or poster will be on May 15, 2019.


CFP: On the Surface: Visual Spaces of Change (Lisbon, 31 May 19). In:, Feb 9, 2019 (accessed Feb 14, 2019), <>.


ON THE SURFACE: Photography on Architecture | 31 de maio | MAAT


ON THE SURFACE: Photography on Architecture
5ª edição da conferência no MAAT

Dia 31 de maio, a 5ª edição da conferência ON THE SURFACE irá acontecer por ocasião da exposição do MAAT Ficção e Fabricação, sob o tema “Visual Spaces of Change: Unveiling the Publicness of Urban Space” - com foco nas transformações contemporâneas do espaço público. Esta edição propõe debater e explorar o potencial da Fotografia como instrumento significativo para investigar, refletir e tornar visível a emergência de novas experiências coletivas no espaço social.

Até dia 28 de fevereiro, encontra-se aberta a Call for Papers a ser apresentada nesta 5ª edição da conferência ON THE SURFACE: Photography On Architecture e será dirigida às questões propostas para os três painéis.

Pretende-se com esta chamada obter uma colecção significativa de diversos textos e narrativas visuais, permitindo uma reflexão rica sob que formas a fotografia e a imagem podem ser usadas para se melhor compreender um conjunto de problemáticas à volta da temática da transformação do espaço público. Uma série de abstracts / papers será selecionada para apresentação oral e sessão de posters.

Para mais informações sobre a Call e conferência, visitar o site oficial ON THE SURFACE em