17 Mar - 2 April 2018

Call for papers

CREATING UTOPIA CONFERENCE proudly sponsored by Deakin University 22-25 March 2018

Creating Utopia: Imagining and Making Futures
Art, Architecture and Sustainability

Conference 22-25 March 2018
Call For Papers

Suggested Topics

The Utopian vision – how Art, Architecture and Sustainability imagine and create our future
The artist as climate activist
Weather and climate, ruin and waste
Scientific/artistic approaches to the environment
Radical nature: art and architecture for a threatened planet
Public art- an environmental approach
The arts, architecture and climate change
Bio-remediation and greening spaces
The Art and Science of health and wellbeing
Relationships - the arts with nature
Building a future sustainable society
Natural resources management
Educating and communicating about the environment
Re-imagining environment through sculpture
The artist’s role in the creation of outdoor spaces
Nature and art connecting with the disengaged

UNESCO Submission Guidelines

Paper presenters wishing to have their papers peer reviewed for publication see specifications and guidelines according to UNESCO E-JOURNAL requirements.

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT- Abstracts extended due 16th February 2018

Abstract submission
Please provide the following information:
o Abstract title
o Suggested theme - refer to list above
o Author or authors’ names
o Presenting author
o Affiliations
o Abstract - maximum length 300 words
o Acknowledgement that at least one author will register and pay to attend the Conference
o Early submission of abstracts is recommended
o Indicate if technical equipment is required

Abstract selection criteria
All abstracts will be reviewed in the light of building a diverse and interesting program.
Assessment will include:
o The subject matter – clarity and interest to the conference and a wider audience
o What the methods, results or topics will be
o Not all papers need to be academic but can be of general interest
o Descriptions of the study or project and the surrounding issues
o Results and findings
o Conclusions and implications
o Papers need to have either research or general audience merit
o Originality and interest

For any questions regarding the abstract process, please contact the Conference Secretariat Lindy Joubert