cfp: visualising the city

 

call for panels, papers and other contributions

 

Update: The call for panels, papers and other contributions is now closed. The call for virtual posters is still open until Monday 20th March 2017.

 

The phenomenon of cities is an increasingly important aspect of the everyday life of individuals. The United Nations reports that as of 2014, 54 percent of the world’s population live in urban areas, with that proportion rising to 66 percent by 2050. Asia and Africa are projected to contribute the most to this growth. Cities come in, and are engaged with, on a variety of scales, shapes and interactions. From global cities to urban neighbourhoods to the bedrooms of our informants, from walking to sensing to mapping the city – the ways in which we have seen, experienced and documented cities are myriad.


In this 5th instalment of the International Visual Methods Conference, we seek papers, presentations and performances that critically examine the city through visual methods. However, we also welcome proposals for topics not directly related to urban life, but nonetheless encompass visual methods.


Hosted in Singapore, itself a unique blend of city and state, we welcome presenters from a wide range of disciplines, from the arts to social sciences to STEM subjects – and particularly encourage interdisciplinary dialogues. Specific themes include, but are not limited to the following

 

  • Critical Perspectives on Visual Methods
  • Visual Methods for Urban Areas
  • Walking, Sensing and Experiencing the City and other Spaces
  • The Science and Technology of Visual Methods
  • Mapping Everyday Life
  • Visualising the Unseen
  • Visual methods as an Agent of Change in the City
  • Visual Methods in Teaching and Learning
  • Open Stream

 

Submission Guidelines

We welcome submissions in the form of either individual papers or creative presentations (performances, posters, etc) or panels of 3-4 papers/presentations. Each paper/presentation should take no more than 15 minutes to present with 5 minutes for questions, and each panel no more than 90 minutes in total.

 

Instructions for Panels

 

A panel consists of a co-ordinating chair and a call for three to four presentations or a confirmed set of panellists. Each panel will be 90 minutes in length, and will be confirmed once all panellists have registered for the conference.


To submit a panel proposal, please provide the following information

 

  1. Title of Panel
  2. 250 word abstract addressing one of the conference themes
  3. Email address that proposals should be sent to
  4. Biography of person(s) submitting and chairing the panel (up to 200 words per biography, including affiliation and recent publications/activities)

 

Panel chairs are responsible for selecting material for their sessions.


To submit a complete panel proposal with panellists, please provide the following

 

  1. Title of Panel
  2. 250 word abstract addressing one of the conference themes
  3. Five keywords

    In the "Supporting Documents" field, please upload a Word or PDF document containing

 

  1. Titles and abstracts of each paper/presentation. Abstracts should be up to 250 words each
  2. Biographies of person(s) submitting and chairing the panel (up to 200 words per biography, including affiliation and recent publications/activities)
  3. Short Biography (including email and affiliation) of all presenters (up to 60 words per biography)

 

Each Panel session will be given final approval by the Programming Committee.

 

Instructions for Papers / Presentations

 

Abstracts for proposed papers should address one of the conference themes. To submit an abstract, please provide the following

 

  1. Title of no more than 15 words describing the key topics to be discussed
  2. 250 word abstract of your paper / presentation
  3. Five keywords

 

In the "Supporting Documents" field, please upload a Word or PDF document containing

 

  1. Short Biography (including email and affiliation) of all presenters (up to 60 words per biography).
  2. Where a significant portion of the presentation involves images, choose three (3) representative stills or a video section encoded to no more than 4Mb in total, uploaded to a video sharing site and URL provided.

 

Instructions for Other Contributions

 

We welcome ideas for other forms or contribution, including but not limited to Panels adopting a different approach, for example as participatory workshops, performances, exhibitions, films, art installations or similar. Proposals should address one of the conference themes in 250 words with five supporting images, if appropriate. Proposals in this strand may come from academics, practitioners or policy makers.