About the Conference
What more is to be said about Space? Inexhaustible in its meanings, potentials and inspirational capacities, this phenomenon has captured our attention for centuries. Looking broadly, more than a great number of topics, it unites disciplines and professionals in a constant search for the new answers. By proposed theme Radical Space In Between Disciplines we aim at reaching educators, theorists, architects, designers, theatre practitioners, performers, artists, curators, writers, sociologists and all other professionals interested in this topic, to gather around our mutual interest – to offer opinions, to make statements, to share experiences, ideas and doubts. Seeking a debate on space as a radical, original, fundamental, extreme, yet overwhelming transdisciplinary phenomenon we aim at establishing new creative collaborations alongside a new holistic approach to the spatial perspective.
We offer three main sections as leading lines of the Conference:
Spatial design as a relatively new interdisciplinary field, is direct evidence that scientific, theoretical and artistic cooperation between disciplines is not a goal per se, but rather a basis for new and bigger goals. Founded on and shaped by architectural, phenomenological, anthropological, sociological and artistic issues, this creative field of study focuses on a deeper understanding of space, with a strong sense of place, genius loci, fluid spaceand human relations between the inhabitants of the space in diverse contexts. In continual search for new challenges, with the aim to develop creative thinking, architectural discourse meets its core potential though spatial design. The aim of this thematic section is to consolidate and contrast different approaches from architectural, design, artistic and other related professional disciplines, based on professional experience, research and experimentation.
The term radical implies a core, fundamental character of an entity. On the other hand, the term between usually points to ambivalence of a certain field that draws its core character from its boundary entities. The topic of the conference emphasises precisely these two contrasting terms, focusing on a hypothesized paradox – that foundations should be sought precisely in that spatial ambivalence, i.e. that it is possible to build and to discover core substandard structures in a space considered empty by default. This thematic section therefore seeks to promote diverse perspectives on this specific paradox inscribed in the radical nature of the space in between. The fundamental question raised by this approach is the question of the potential of the space in between for generating new (id)entities, as well as the issue of relations, change and future movement of entity fields taking part in the process.
The definition of technology, implying systematic use of art (from the Greek term techne, referring to (artisan) skills, but art as well, and logia – a study of a subject) clearly implies the essence of this phenomenon, as well as its position between disciplines The distinctness of the technological approach is regarded through relation of technology and space of a stage event in a broader sense, i.e. through questioning of possible approaches to contemporary stage event design, as well as technological systems inherent to them Specifically, use of technology (processes and technical/technological systems) is analysed in creating a stage event in different spatial contexts. The sophisticated and complex nature of contemporary technical-technological methods requires a shift in habits and motives of users and implies a wide range of interdisciplinary skills and competencies, rendering education in this progressive field a true challenge.
And we welcome proposals from a range of aforementioned disciplines, relating topics in domain of, but not strictly limited to:
– Spatial, Architectural and Scene Design
– Spatial narratives, definitions and applicability
– Overlapping pedagogies in spatial design context
– Interdisciplinary spatial theories
– Functions of space and the educational impact
– Space as a creative tool in art and architecture
– Performative space
– Contemporary curatorial practices
– Virtual vs. real in spatial theory
– Scenic vs. dramatic experience of space
– Education in the field of theatre technology
– Technologies in scene design
– Stage technologies vs. stage design
– Theatre technology design concepts
– Technology and city design
Proposals for papers should necessarily contain the following elements (in English):
– Title of the proposal
– Applicant’s identification (name, institution, country, position and email)
– Title of the Conference’s section that the proposal will belong to
(Spatial Design, Technological Approach, Theoretical Perspective)
– Abstracts (should not exceed 500 words)
– Short curriculum vitae (should not exceed 300 words)
All proposals must present original research, and should not have been previously published. Presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes and the official language of the conference is English.
Proposals must be sent in word (.doc format) by email to
Abstract submission July 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance of abstract July 30, 2015
Deadline for registration and fees / August 20, 2015
Conference / September 21-23, 2015
Deadline for full paper submission / October 15, 2015
Conference Registration Fees*
|Radical Space In Between Disciplines||Registration feebefore
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|Registration feebefore10 September 2015||Registration feeafter
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|Professionals||160 EUR||200 EUR||240 EUR|
|Employees of the UNS||120 EUR||160 EUR||200 EUR|
|Doctoral students||100 EUR||160 EUR||200 EUR|
* according to participants’ wish this may include a one year membership in SCen (Centre for Scene Design, Architecture and Technology) and submission of more than one paper.
The conference fees will include opening cocktail, snacks, coffee breaks, seminar package with book of abstracts and conference proceedings.
Printed book of abstracts, with ISBN, will be delivered to participants during the registration.
Conference papers will be published in the conference proceedings CD with ISBN. After the conference, organisers are committed to send the conference proceedings CD to all participants.
The document for author guidelines has to be used as a template. It is crucially important to pay attention that only papers formatted according to the guidelines can be accepted for publication. The other condition for publication is that at least one author of the paper is registered for the conference.
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