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CROSS MEDIA
ARTS
2016

1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
SOCIAL ARTS AND TRANSDISCIPLINARITY

ÉVORA / PORTUGAL

24th > 25th JUNE 2016

XMEDIA ARTS aims to reflect on artistic disciplines involving social practice and their respective transdisciplinarity.
How have multiple artistic practices, designed to benefit the larger society, like those of the Russian Constructivists in the early twentieth century or the Environmental and Feminist art movements in the sixties, developed synergies among themselves and other areas of knowledge? Within this context, the concepts of multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity have evolved, in which the social theme and the main goals of the respective artistic practices are more important then any disciplinary boundary.
Although the vanguards of the second half of the twentieth century have reused such early century avant-garde strategies, they go beyond the earlier models by developing related critical theory. This type of artistic practice includes collaboration between creators and disciplines, as well as involving public participation. Thus, the exclusive authorship of the artist is decentralized and a new status is established in which public attitude changes from passive, as a mere observers of an artistic work, to participatory.
This expansion of artistic production to include a public dimension also triggers a variety of theories and practices that deepen the inherent citizenship of the artist. As a result, a relationship between the ethics and aesthetics in such practices contributes to the emergence of an artistic culture focused on producing multiple forms of social innovation.
XMEDIA ARTS presentations will come from various fields of art including architecture, visual arts, design, theatre, dance and music, as well as multimedia and audiovisual media. Presenters are experts from a wide variety of national and international academic institutions, as well as from relevant cultural organizations. Although the conference main themes are - sustainability, contextuality, minorities and citizenry - its knowledge knows no bounds. Therefore, artists and researchers are invited to present their work in one of these subjects or any combination of these.
This conference will be advertised through a variety of media at all higher education institutions in Portugal and internationally. As foreign presenters return to their home institutions we hope that an international diffusion of ideas presented at the conference will result. To further that aim XMEDIA ARTS will document on video all presentations, discussions, among other events, as well as create a digital journal of the conference proceedings. Every document will be accessible for online consultation.






CALL FOR PAPERS

THEMES



SUSTAINABILITY


Participants are invited to submit art and research projects directly developed with diverse groups of people, based on relational methodologies, or simply dealing with the thematic in question. Understanding the four pilars of sustainability – environment, social, cultural and economic, the most important characteristic of these artistic practices should be the use of art as a way to make people aware of the importance of a balanced relationship between human beings and the environment, in its diverse levels, and trying to encourage people to act as agents of social transformation for improving life quality. Therefore, we expect to receive research that is produced in relation with ecological, social, biophysical, cultural, historical, economic and activist dimensions understanding life as a whole where everything is intertwined.




CONTEXTUALITY


Participants are invited to submit art and research projects concerning social engagement with any community or group based on diverse relational forms. The most relevant aspect in this kind of practice is the use of a specific media, or transmedia work, as a way to enter into the social tissue while simultaneously producing intersubjectivity around the power of art to intervene in a variety of socially problematic situations. In this sense we expect to receive research involving experimental artistic practices from a wide spectrum which are concerned with an art context and the use of symbolic aspects for social representation, as well as more expanded works departing from the art field in an attempt to blend more fully with everyday life.




MINORITIES


Participants are invited to submit art and research projects focusing on and working with a group of people who, due to their physical or cultural characteristics, can be thought of as living in situations of discrimination or inequality. Certain sectors of society promote decreased self-worth and self-respect for some individuals based on their sexual orientation, dis/ability, social status, or age, among others. This makes them often the object of stereotypes that belittle and cheapen them, taking away from them any importance and suitability as participating and competent subjects. In this context, we are looking for art projects and case studies that might be added to the field of activism, capacitation and empowerment of these minorities.




CITIZENRY


Participants are invited to submit socially-based art research projects and practices which encourage active or passive participation with a diverse audience in helping to build social and cultural equity. Every form of knowledge, especially art, is crucial for the development of a society with political, social and cultural identity. The artistic practices that spring in this context may result from individual, collective or institutional agencies. Therefore, we look forward to research focusing on the role and potential of the artist acting independently or collectively through organizations dealing with public culture. Among many issues involving art and citizenry, we expect works related to concepts of community, social justice, and any forms that empower people with a sense of belonging to a common body.



ABSTRACT
SUBMISSION
LINK


Abstracts should be written in English, between 250 and 500 words. There is no specific template. Follow the above link to the OpenConf Peer Review & Conference Management System.




KEY DATES


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

May 13th May 22nd

DEADLINE FOR REVISED ABSTRACTS
May 29th June 5th

AUTHORS REGISTRATION DEADLINE
May 31st June 12th [Early Bird]
June 19th [Regular Fee]

CONFERENCE
June 24th and 25th

FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE
September 30th

After the event, all the accepted papers will be digitally published in the Conference Proceedings - Cross Media Arts 2016, which will be listed in Google Scholar and sent to be reviewed for the inclusion in a Conference Proceedings Citation Index.



PRESENTATION INSTRUCTIONS

Oral presentations must be complemented by slideshow or other kind of multimedia presentation. The language used should be English or Portuguese. In case of presenting the communication in Portuguese it should be accompained by english captions. Each talk is 15 minutes long.  


REGISTRATION

EARLY BIRD
Until May 31st
Until June12th


AUTHORS

Student/ Unemployed/ Underemployed/
From Low-Income Countries
[Please send us by e-mail a certificate of this condition]
60 €

Regular
120 €


REGULAR FEE
Until June 19th

AUTHORS

Student/ Unemployed/ Underemployed/
From Low-Income Countries
[Please send us by e-mail a certificate of this condition]
70 €

Regular
140 €


GENERAL PUBLIC
Subject to seat availability

One day 20 €
Two days 30 €


PAYMENT

BANK TRANSFER
Bank: Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Account Name: Academia de Escolas de Arquitectura e Urbanismo de Língua Portuguesa
IBAN: PT50003506200000065763034
NIB: 0035 0620 00000657630 34
SWIFT/ BIC: CGDIPTPL
[Please send us a proof of payment by e-mail and identify the subject with XMEDIA ARTS PAYMENT]

PAYPAL
[Please contact the Executive Committee - executive@xmediarts.net]




PROGRAMME LINK




KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Alastair Fuad-Luke
info@fuad-luke.com

Alastair Fuad-Luke is a sustainable design facilitator, educator, writer and activist. His books include Agents of Alternatives (2015, co-edited), Design Activism (2009) and The Eco-Design Handbook (2002). He is Professor at the Faculty of Design & Art, the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. Between 2011-2016 he was Professor of Emerging Design Practices at Aalto ARTS, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland and a Visiting Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2014-2016. He collaborated with LADEC, Lahti Region Development, Finland, in the development of a ‘design eco-system’ for the city and producing a handbook, Return on Giving: Best mindset and practices for co-design. He contributed to an EU Eco-innovera project, Support Systems for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Transformation (SHIFT). He is a founder member of Mode Uncut and Agents of Alternatives, organisations supporting positive eco-social change amongst citizens, neighbourhoods and communities.

António Wagner Diniz
geracao@emcn.edu.pt

Degree in Economics (ISEG), Singing (National Conservatory) and Music at the Musikacademie der Stadt Basel (Switzerland). Fellow of the Gulbenkian Foundation. International classical singer. Director of the Portuguese Musical Youth and member of the bureau of the International Federation of Musical Youth. Co-founder of the Figueira da Foz Film Festival and the Capuchos Music Festival. Organization of various events and national shows. President of the Board of Governors of the Music School of Lisbon's National Conservatory (2000-2009). Co-founder of the Youth Orchestra of the Official Music Conservatory and of the Generation Orchestra project. Introduction of the System of Children and Youth Orchestras of Venezuela in Portugal. National Teacher Award (2010) in the Innovation section. Collaboration with the filmmakers Paulo Rocha, Manuel de Oliveira, João Botelho, Jorge Silva Melo, and the theater company A Cornucopia in the production of soundtracks.

Domingo Adame Hernández
dadame@uv.mx

Bachelor in Dramatic Literature and Theater by the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) (1983), Master in Literary Studies by the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (1993) and PhD by Iberoamericana University (2001). Has followed a course of specialization in performance and theatrical direction in Theater School of Krakow, Poland (1985-86). He has worked as actor, director, professor and theatrical researcher in several institutions of higher education of the country. From 2001 is professor-researcher in Veracruzana University in Xalapa, Mexico. Director of the Magazine Theatrical Research of The Veracruzana University and Mexican Association of Theater Research. He is member of the National System of Researchers by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT, Mexico) and of the International Centre of Studies and Transdisciplinary Research (CIRET, Paris). His lines of research are theater in Mexico, theatrical theory and culture, complexity and transdisciplinarity.


Cármen Almeida [chair]
cme.dcp@cm-evora.pt​

Cármen Almeida is Head of Division of Culture and Patrimony of the Municipality of Évora (CME) and former coordinator of the Photographic Archive of the CME. She has a University of Évora degree in Sociology, a post-graduate degree in European Studies and a master’s degree in Museology. Currently she is a University of Évora Doctoral student in History and Philosophy of Science (Centre of Studies on History and Philosophy of Science of the University of Évora / Institute of Contemporary History Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the New University of Lisbon). Cármen Almeida is a member of the executive and organizing committee of the International Congress of Palaces and Urban Dynamics (November 2015). She coordinated the strategic plan for cultural development of the University of Évora (1997-1998). She has curated and designed more than half hundred photographic and documentary exhibitions and published and coordinated several books namely, Évora : objectos melancólicos, CME, 2006.

Diana Pereira
ed.associacao@gmail.com

Degree in Art History (FCSH - New University of Lisbon), Postgraduation in Historic Gardens (University of Greenwich) and Master in Museum Studies (University of East Anglia). Cultural mediator, collaborates with the Gulbenkian Museum Educational Service since 2013. Have been developing and participating in artistic-social projects of community nature, working on the production and mediation between communities, architects, artists and other agents: Casa do Vapor (2013), Opereta A~Mar (2014), Cozinha Comunitária das Terras da Costa (2015), Plataforma Trafaria (2016). Casa do Vapor (steam house) was a temporary community house, situated during 6 months in Cova do Vapor, a small fishermen settlement on the river Tejo estuary near Lisbon. It was collaboratively build by the EXYZT collective, the inhabitants of Cova do Vapor and a group of young people from Lisbon and abroad. This particular intervention followed the Building Together project for the 2012 Europeen Capital of Culture in Guimarães.


Fernando Moreira da Silva [chair]
dasilva@fa.utl.pt

Full Professsor of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (FA/ULisboa). PhD and Master in Built Environment at the University of Salford, United Kingdom. PhD in Architecture at the Technical University of Lisbon. Post-doctotoral in Visual Communication Design, Inclusive Design and Colour at The University Salford. At the FA/ULisboa he is President of the Research Centre; scientific coordinator of Design; coordinator of the Master design courses and coordinator of the PhD design course; FCT panel member for the award of grants for Doctoral and Post-doctoral in Architecture, Urbanism and Design (since 2008). Honorary researcher at the SURFACE Research Centre at The University Salford. Coordinator of the International Doctoral Course in Design and Innovation, at the University of Lisbon with overall coordination of the University of Naples. Member of the general council of the University of Lisbon. Member of the scientific committees of several international scientific journals. Coordination and participation in various research projects, some of which funded by FCT. Publication in scientific journals with peer review. Book chapters and three books.

Helena Cabello / Ana Carceller
info@cabellocarceller.info

Cabello/Carceller is an artists team formed in 1992. They live and work in Madrid (Spain), and currently teach at Cuenca Faculty of Fine Arts, UCLM University in Cuenca (Spain). Starting their collaboration around the beginning of the nineties, Cabello/Carceller have developed an interdisciplinary work that uses different media - installation, performance, video, writing, drawing - to examine the hegemonic means of representation in visual practices, suggesting critical alternatives to them. From a conceptual, politically engaged approach, they use strategies as appropriation or performance and fiction to question the modernist narratives that avoid minority politics while recurrently quoting them. Cabello/Carceller have been participating in several international collective and individual exhibitions, such as the Brooklyn Museum, New York and Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Massachusetts; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; Bucharest Biennale: On Producing Possibilities, Romania; Bienal Latinoamericana de Artes Visuales, Curitiba, Brasil, among others. Their work is also represented in recent contemporary art publications.

Hugo Cruz
hugoalvescruz@gmail.com

Hugo Cruz coordinated the book Art and Community, published by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Co-founder of PELE - Contact Social and Cultural Space and Coordinator of the Centre of the Theatre of the Oppressed of Porto. He was Artistic Director of Imaginarius - International Festival of Street Theatre of Santa Maria da Feira. Artistic Advisor under the street programming of the Almada Theatre Festival. Consultant within the Program of Children and Young People at Risk / Human Development Programme and evaluator under the Active Citizenship Program (EEA Grantes) - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Collaborator at the Institute for the Study of Traditional Literature - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences - New University of Lisbon. Professor under the "Theatre in Context" and Coordinator of the Post-graduate studies "Theatre and Community" at the School of Music and Performing Arts - Porto. Often participates on lectures in various domestic and foreign institutions and publishes within the framework of Theatre and Community.



Isabel Bezelga
imgb@uevora.pt

Trained as art educator and theatre educator, she was actress and actually she is professor at the University of Évora, where she teaches drama in the teaching training programme and theatre in Theatrical Studies Department. PhD in the field of Community Theatre and Popular Theatre. She worked in different settings (special needs, adolescents, elderly ) in art education. She worked with the Education Department of Portugal in the curricular design of Drama and Theatre in Education. Leader of projects in the field of Intercultural Artistic Dialogue. Since, 1999 she is Director of a community project with different cultures which are present in the region of Évora (gypsies, nomadic workers, rural and east imigrants) having focused research for master on intercultural arts education. She is member of the Chair Commity of the Menuhin Association in Portugal and MUS-E Project (Artists in Schools).






Jane Gilmor
janegilmor@yahoo.com

Jane Gilmor, an intermedia/social practice visual artist, has exhibited nationally and internationally for four decades. A.I.R. Gallery in New York published Jane Gilmor: I’ll Be Back For The Cat by art historian and critic Joy Sperling in 2012. One of five artists selected nationally, Gilmor received a 2011 Tanne Foundation Award for her career achievements in visual arts. In 2003 she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Evora University in Portugal. Gilmor’s work as a community-based, socially engaged artist began in the 1980s working with residents living in the National Coalition for the Homeless Shelter in Washington D.C. Her work with the disenfranchised continued for the next 20 years in New York, London, Los Angeles, and several cities in Iowa and expanded to include several multiple-year projects with low-income hospitalized children and cancer patients and their caregivers. In 2010-11 she was commissioned by Grinnell College to create a community-based project, (Un)seen Work), connecting the college community with low-income workers in their small Iowa town, thus giving voices to those unnoticed, under appreciated workers who keep towns and cities running in good and bad times.

Luís Baptista [chair]
luisv.baptista@fcsh.unl.pt

(2003) Aggregation (Sociology / Urban and Rural Sociology). (1997) PhD in Sociology (Urban and Rural Sociology). Full professor, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH-UNL ). Research Unit Director of the Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences (Cics,Nova) from FCSH-UNL. Coordinator of PhD Program in Urban Studies. Coordinator of PhD Program in Human Ecology at FCSH-UNL. Vice-President of Scientific Council – FCSH-UNL. Researcher in charge of the Project Actions of Lifelong Learning addressing Multicultural Education and Tolerance in Russia, funded by the European Comission. Member of the editorial board of the Configurations journal, CICS-University of Minho. Member of the editorial board of Sociology Problems and Practices journal, CIES-University Institute of Lisbon.Current research interests: Cities and Metropolises: morphological and social transformations; Public Policies and social uses of space; Population, mobility and urbanity; Ideologies and everyday life. He is the author and editor of several books including "Sociedades Contemporâneas. Reflexividade e Acção", with Anália Torres, and Aftermath: Political and urban consequences of the Euro crisis, with Georg Vobruba , and Jenny Preunkert.

Manuel Lisboa [chair]
m.lisboa@fcsh.unl.pt

PhD in Sociology by the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH-UNL) (1999). Since 2012 - Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at FCSH-UNL. Since 2011 - International expert on gender-based violence for the European Institute for Gender Equality. Since 2008 - Director and founder of the National Observatory of Gender and Violence. Since 2008 - Director of Cics.Nova workgroup Dinamics, Identities and Social Action, FCSH-UNL. Since 2008 - Coordinator of the Master in Women Studies. Women in Society and Culture of the FCSHUNL. Since 2008 - Coordinator of the Master in Sociology of the FCSHUNL. Since 2007 - Member of the technical and scientifical committee and of the consulting committe of the Citizenship and Gender Equality Commission (CCIG). Since 2006 - Council of Europe International expert as member of the Task Force to Combat Violence Against Women. Since 2004 - Member of ISA - International Sociological Association e do RC51 - Research Committee on Sociocybernetics. Since 2004 - European Union Expert, for the European exchange and learning programme URBACT, in the area of Youth.


Miguel Baptista-Bastos [chair]
bbastos@fa.ulisboa.pt

Miguel Baptista-Bastos was born in Lisbon in 1971. Studied in Gil Vicente High School, António Arroio Secondary School of Arts and the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon, where he graduated in Architecture. Worked in many architecture studios and had his own architecture office, where he draw and executed several projects, both in Portugal and abroad. He is professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (FAUL) since 1998, where he teaches 'Architectural Project', as well as 'Cenography', 'Cenography and Exibitions', 'Ephemeral Architectures', 'Coastal Areas Requalification' and 'Urban Requalification'. He earned a Master Degree, a PhD and did Educational Aptitude and Scientific Capacity Tests. Throughout the year-teaching career he has been developing a paralell work of research in several areas related with architecture. He has many papers nationally and internationally published; did and does, gave and gives lectures, workshops and other activities related with teaching. He assists the FAUL Professional Training Centre and is the current scientific coordinator of the 'Faculty of Architecture Cycle of Lectures'.

Paula Reaes Pinto
paulareaespinto@gmail.com

Degree in Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. Post-graduated in Public Art and Urban Regeneration, Faculty of Arts, University of Barcelona. PhD in Design, Faculty of Architecture University of Lisbon (FAUL). Full member of the CIAUD (Research Center of Architecture, Urbanism and Design - FAUL) and member of CHAIA (Centre of Art History and Artistic Research, University of Évora). Assistant Professor, Arts and Design Department of the University of Évora. Coordinator of the Bachelor and Master Design courses. Co-cordinator of the 1st Street Festival of the School of Arts of the University of Évora. Organizer of the Forum Design in Perspective. Coordinator of the conference Between Body/ Space/ Object. Co-coordinator of Designing against Displacement workshop. Author of community-based projects Paths of Salt, Castro Marim, and Artistic Interactions with Cacela Velha, both in Algarve, Portugal. Co-coordinator of the project Participatory art: dialogues between the school and community, UE. Participated in the collective exhibition In the Middle – On the Edge, Iowa, USA. Comunications and publications in Portugal and abroad. Currently develops a socially engaged project titled Creative Practices around the Production of Cork, with the community of Azaruja, Alentejo, Portugal. Comunications and publications in Portugal and abroad.

Paulo Simões Rodrigues [chair]
psr@uevora.pt

Phd in Art History, at the University of Évora and Master in Social and Human Sciences, at the New University of Lisbon. Full reseatcher at History of Art and Artistic Research Centre (CHAIA), at the University of Évora. Member of the Hercules Centre – Cultural Heritage, Studies and Safeguard, and Assistant Professor at the History Department of the University of Évora. Currently he is the director of CHAIA, director of the course Comission of Museology Master degree and assistant of the Doctoral Course Comission in Art History. The main scientific research areas are: Art History and Art Theory in the 20th and 21st centuries, Historiography of Art, History of Architecture and Urbanism (20th and 21st centuries), Heritage History and Theory. Collaborated in several projects, among which stands out: City and Spectacle: a perspective of pre-earthquake Lisbon, recreation, in Second Life technology, from Lisbon destroyed by earthquake 1755 (CHAIA), Connecting Cities, online platform about virtual city, in the context of History of Architecture and Urbanism (CHAIA).

Rafael Alvarez
eira@eira.pt

Choreographer, performer, stage and costume designer. Since 1998, he regularly teaches Contemporary Dance and Inclusive Dance in Portugal and abroad. Since 1997, he has been developing contemporary dance, installation and performance projects, presented in several countries around the world. The National Culture Centre awarded him with a grant for his work as a choreographer between 2000 and 2002. He has collaborated with several international choreographers and visual artists. He is enrolled on a PhD program in the University of Algarve and holds a Post-Graduation from the Social and Human Sciences Faculty (New University of Lisbon). He also holds a degree and a BA from the Lisbon's Theatre and Cinema University. Besides being associated artist of the dance production company - EIRA , he also works at LIGA Foundation ONG as associate coordinator of the "House of the Arts" (VSA Arts Portugal) and as artistic coordinator of PLURAL | Inclusive Dance Company. International member of Foundation for Community Dance/People Dancing (UK).

Rui Horta
difusaoruihorta@gmail.com

Began his dance studies at the age of 17 at Gulbenkian Ballet. Studied, danced and taught contemporary dance in New York. In 1990 was invited by Dieter Buroch to start S.O.A.P., a residence company at the Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt. With SOAP he has created works that toured extensively all over the world at the most important theatres and festivals. He was awarded prizes such as the Grand Prix du Concours de Bagnolet, the Bonnie Bird Award, the German Producers Prize, the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Letres from the French Ministry of Culture, the Acarte prize by the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Almada prize from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, etc. As a teacher he was a guest in some of the most important schools in Europe such as the Laban Centre, the Conservatoire National de Paris, the Conservatoire National de Lyon, etc. In 2000 he returned to Portugal (Montemor-o-Novo), where he established a cross-disciplinary research and residency centre, O Espaço do Tempo, in an old monastery of the 16th century. His pieces continue to tour regularly in the international dance circuit and as a free lance they are in the repertoire of renowned dance companies. Rui Horta is also a very active light, set and new media designer, as well as opera director, having staged several works.

S. Chandrasekaran
s.chandrasekaran@lasalle.edu.sg

Chandra has taught in many areas in the scope of arts education – Drawing, Painting, Art Photography, Installation, New Media, Performance Art, Art Theory, Psychology of Art, Art History, Southeast Asian Art History and Aesthetics. He obtained his doctorate from Curtin University. As Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Southeast Asia (NAFA), he initiated cross-disciplinary studies with an emphasis on Southeast Asian Aesthetics. He is a Founder/Artistic Director of Biological Arts Theatre (BAT), and Founder of Art Fission Company. Chandra has received significant awards which include arts scholarships conference grants, academic scholarships, and awards. He has represented in major exhibitions, such as Havana Biennial (Cuba), 1st Asia Pacific Triennial (Brisbane), Asia-Pacific Performance Art Festival (Canada), International Performance Art Festival (Poland), 49th Venice Biennale and 8th Festival of Contemporary Art (Slovena). He has been commissioned to work on public artworks such as for the World Sculpture Park at Changchun, China and MRT station (Little India, Singapore). The work titled Bioalloy and Body Performance was nominated for APBF Signature Art Prize (Singapore), 2003. He has been invited for several international conferences and seminars.


Şölen Kipöz
solen.kipoz@ieu.edu.tr

Şolen Kipöz studied at the Industrial Design Department, METU(1989) before gaining her Master degree from DEU Fine Arts Faculty (1993) where she had been a research assistant, and her PhD from Faculty of Communications at Ege University(1998). Then, she conducted a Post-doctorate research in Fashion Management at Bologna University. She was a faculty member of the Industrial Design Master Program at Izmir Institute of Technology. Since 2001, as a founding academic member of the Fashion and Textile Design Department at Izmir University of Economics, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şölen Kipöz has taught a number of courses on design, theory and criticism in bachelor, masters and PhD levels. Her research interests and publications cover conceptual fashion design, interdisciplinary fashion studies, and ethical and sustainable fashion design. She edited the book entitled Dress Against Disaster (2007), which provided a theoretical basis for a design project exhibited in Social Design Bienale in Utrecth. Her recent book entitled “Sustainable Fashion” was launched in October 2015 . Her research covers ethical and sustainable fashion in which she challenges the borders between design , art and craft. She has also been participating in collective and individual exhibitions.


Teresa Veiga Furtado
tvf@uevora.pt

Videoartist and Assistant Professor at the Visual Arts Department of the University of Évora (UE). Degree in Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. MA in Printmaking, Royal College of Art, UK. PhD in Sociology with the thesis Women’s video art: our bodies, our selves. Body, identity and self-determination in the works of artists influenced by feminisms, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH-UNL) . Full member of Centre of Art History and Artistic Research (CHAIA/UE) and member of the Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences (Cics.Nova, FCSH/UNL). Coordinator of the MA in Artistic Practices in Visual Arts and the Post-graduation in Experimental Animation, UE. Co-coordinator of the conference and book Act Out: Performative Video by Nordic Women Artists, UE. Curator of the event Gender and Video within the programme Gender Trouble, Teatro Maria Matos, Lisboa. Co-Author with Kotomi Nikiwashi of the video performance Snake Chamber, EIRA/Festival Temps d’Images. Co-coordinator of the 1st Street Festival of the School of Arts, UE. Co-coordinator of a video programme with the Association of Friends of Children and Family, Chão dos Meninos, Évora. Co-coordinator of the project Participatory art: dialogues between the school and community, UE.

Tiago Pereira
amusicaportuguesa@gmail.com

Portuguese video director and visualist who has developed a unique style of documenting, recollecting and mixing moving images. Tiago Pereira (1972) studied at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School. He is director, videographer and coordinator of the project Portuguese Music Loving Itself and winner of the Megafone award. His transdisciplinary films address manifestations of intangible culture such as music, rituals and performances, making use of new technologies and fresh approaches to popular and traditional culture. He has received national and international awards for films like 11 Donkeys Fall on an Empty Stomach (2006), Quem Canta Seus Males Espanta (those who sing put their sorrow away) (1998), and more recently, Immaterial Symphony (2011), Portugal Shake (2011) and Let's Play all Together so we can Hear Better (2012), commissioned by Guimarães City Foundation. His project Sampladélicos – Remixing places was associate to Materiais Diversos in 2014.








WochenKlausur
[Represented by Wolfgang Zinggl and Martina Reuter]
wochenklausur@wochenklausur.at

Since 1993 the artist group WochenKlausur develops concrete proposals aimed at effective improvements to socio-political deficiencies. Proceeding even further and invariably translating these proposals into action, artistic creativity is no longer seen as a formal act but as an intervention into society. The association was founded 1993 by Wolfgang Zinggl. Its all about a teamwork that consists of 8 artists who have all participated in multiple projects. According to the intervention the team can also include other artists. There are approximately two projects realised on average per year. The prerequisite for every intervention is the invitation of an art institution, which provides WochenKlausur with an infrastructural framework and cultural capital. The exhibition space itself serves as a studio from which the intervention is conducted. The group’s projects are collective efforts that take place in the concentrated atmosphere of a closed-session working situation. 39 projects have been internationally realised since 1993. WochenKlausur have been participating in several international exhibitions, such as the Venice Biennale, Smart Museum (Chicago), Culturgest (Porto), among others.







ORGANISATION

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Ana Carceller
[Facultad de Bellas Artes Cuenca
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha]

Christhopher Bockmann
[Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora]

Cyntia Malaguti de Sousa
[Centro Universitário Senac São Paulo]

Domingo Adame Hernández
[Universidad Veracruzana]

Eduardo Herrera Fernández
[Universidad del País Vasco]

Fernando Moreira da Silva
[Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa]

Heitor Alvelos
[Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade do Porto]

Helena Cabello
[Facultad de Bellas Artes Cuenca
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha]

Inês Secca Ruivo
[Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora]

Isabel Bezelga
[Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora]

Jane Gilmor
[Mount Mercy University]

Keith Owens
[University of North Texas]

Lucília Valente
[Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora]

Luís Baptista
[Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
da Universidade Nova de Lisboa]

Manuel Lisboa
[Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
da Universidade Nova de Lisboa]

Manuela Cristovão
[Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora]

Maria João Neto
[Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa]

Miguel Ângelo Carvalho
[Universidade do Minho]

Paulo Maldonado
[Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa]

Paula Reaes Pinto
[Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora]

Paulo Simões Rodrigues
[Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora]

Pedro Bessa
[Universidade de Aveiro]

Rita Assoreira Almendra
[Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa]

S Chandrasekaran
[Lasalle College of the Arts]

Sofia Águas
[Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias]

Şölen Kipöz
[Izmir University of Economics]

Teresa Franqueira
[Universidade de Aveiro]

Teresa Veiga Furtado
[Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora]

Vera Nojima
[Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro]

Virgínia Fróis
[Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de LIsboa]






EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

António Gorgel Pinto [CIAUD]
Filipa Nogueira Pires [CIAUD]
Paula Reaes Pinto [CIAUD/ CHAIA]
Teresa Veiga Furtado [CHAIA/ CICS NOVA]






VENUE

FÓRUM EUGÉNIO DE ALMEIDA

 

  • Fórum Eugénio de Almeida

  • Main Room

  • Main Room

  • Room 1

  • Room 1

  • Room 2

 

 

 

Fórum Eugénio de Almeida
Largo do Conde de Vila Flor
7000-804 Évora

Tel: (+351) 266 748 350
Email: forumea@fea.pt

Tuesday to Sunday
10am > 6pm

Tuesday to Sunday
10am > 7pm

Closed on Mondays







ACCOMMODATION

Moov Hotel Évora
Rua do Raimundo, 99
7000-661 Évora

GPS
N38° 34.1137´,W007° 54.7311´

Contacts
+351 266 240 340
evora@hotelmoov.com

USEFUL INFORMATION

Lisbon Airport
+351 21 841 35 00

Évora Táxis
+351 266 734 734

Bus Terminal at Sete Rios [Lisbon]
+351 213 581 472

Bus Terminal at Avenida Sâo Sebastião [Évora]
+351 266 769 410

Portuguese Rail
+351 808 208 208

Évora City Map Link

Bus Timetable Link

Train Timetable Link






CONTACTS

executive@xmediarts.net
https://www.facebook.com/xmediaarts/



Photo credit:
© Jerónimo Heitor Coelho
[courtesy of Fundação Eugénio de Almeida]

Web and Graphic Design:
© António Gorgel PInto