Call for Papers | International Conference “What will be? Strategies, practices and performances in social arts” | 15 jul.

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International Conference | What will be? Strategies, practices and performances in social arts

Lisboa, 21-22 October 2019


This international conference critically explores crossroads of social art and its potential to interact and produce political and social change and yet maintain integrity from the point of view of the arts and the academy.
It aims to bring together members of the scientific and artistic community in different areas and different geographies to reflect on this theme in an experimental perspective of new formats of conference bringing together artistic and / or research work.

What will be? Conference will have the participation of invited speakers along with a group of panels sessions, two performances and one workshop.

The proposed topics for interdisciplinary discussions are:
  • Case studies of community arts, artistic activist practices, citizen artistic practices, public art;
  • Social changes through arts: political and ethics issues;
  • Performances and activism;
  • Museums relationship with local communities;
  • Social arts methodologies.
We invite scholars, curators, researchers, and graduate students working in the field of arts to submit proposals according to the Call for Papers Topics and Editorial Policies.

The texts should be submitted to the email:


Submission deadline: 20 June – 15 July 2019


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An open public space debate auditorium at the Torre de Belém Garden next to the small lake that once held the monument to the air cross of the south Atlantic.
As a conference devoted to social arts, the format is site specific oriented. The performance set will challenge the custom unilateral communication presented in scientific events in order to re-enact interaction between participants, speakers, general public or passers-by. After this, What Will Be, will be? We do not know!


AiRS and Skövde Art Museum (Sweden)