Dramatic Architectures. Places of Drama – Drama for Places. Call for papers. Deadline July, 25, 2014-Portugal 

Call for papers

International Conference 

Dramatic Architectures. Places of Drama – Drama for Places

Porto, ESAP November 3-4, 2014

Conference Schedule:

Deadline for abstract submission – July 25, 2014

Notification of acceptance of abstract – August 10, 2014

Deadline for full paper submission – September 30, 2014

Deadline for Registration – October 20, 2014

Conference – November 3-4, 2014

Architecture and theatre always had a close connection throughout time, but this connection, and the way these two art forms intertwine through multiple dimensions is still an undeveloped field of study, highly promising for both arts and a way of apprehending and transforming space.

With this Conference, we invite portuguese and international scholars and artists to contribute to the construction of knowledge in this field, mainly about the understanding how architectonic spaces are used by theatre and performance, and the use of buildings as performing spaces and the adaptation of previous theatre venues to contemporary practices of performing arts. 

Papers about how architecture can be dramatized, and how you can build dramaturgies about specific sites will be welcome. But we are also interested in creating a theoretical framework based on common ground between architecture and performing arts, like the problems of space and the use of light as projectual device, besides case studies and interpretations of architectural, dramatic, performative experiences.


Proposals for papers should consider the following elements (in English):

-Title of the proposal

-Applicant’s identification (name, institution, country, position and email)

-Abstracts (should not exceed 300 words).

-Short curriculum vitae (should not exceed 300 words)

All proposals must present original research, and must not have been previously published. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes and the official languages of the conference are Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French and English.

Proposals must be sent in word (.doc format) by email to arqdram@gmail.comil.com 

Conference Registration Fees: 175 Euros

The conference fees will include lunches, opening cocktail, coffee breaks and seminar package with book of abstracts and conference proceeding.

Publication Proceedings:

Conference papers will be published in the conference proceeding CD with ISBN.

The guidelines for full paper are available in the conference site. To make it easier for authors the document for author guidelines may be used as a template. It is crucially important to know 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.

Additionally, a signed “copyright license agreement” form must be sent at the same time of the paper submission.

Conference Organizing Committee:

Jorge Palinhos and Maria Helena Maia

Conference site: http://arqdram.weebly.com/

This conference is organized within the project Dramatic Architectures and as so is funded both by the ESAP budget (ESAP/2013/P08/TRV) and by national funds by FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology (PEst-OE/ EAT/ UI4041/ 2014) under the Development, Consolidation and Strengthening of National ID Institutions Network (OE) trough Centro de Estudos  Arnaldo Araújo.

CEAA | Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo 

Escola Superior Artística do Porto

Largo de S. Domingos, 80; 4050-545 Porto – Portugal

Tel: (+351) 223 392 130; Fax: (+351) 223 392 135