Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference – 3-5 July,
Over the past decades, certain creative actions in the city have centered the debate around whether considering them an aggression on the city and its users, whether building them as not only a sociological and anthropological response but also, an “artistic” or constructive one to the built environment.
However, and even though a consensus has not been reached, the focus on these practices and their actors has increased considerably, inside and outside the academia. In 2008, the Tate exhibition, Street Art at Tate, re-centered the debate around these practices, being preceded and followed by further exhibits in museums, galleries and other institutions; in the editorial quadrant, several authors have focused their attention and research in creative actions on the city (such as Graffiti and Street Art).
Lisbon has been “put in the map” of such phenomenon. And for that reason we invite scholars, researchers and the academia to join us in this International Conference to present and debate manifestations that can be placed within the scope of Urban Creativity as there is no doubt today that these urban phenomenon are a tool for a more participated, and sustainable future.
Therefore and due to the urban (multiple) personality of such practices, we invite proposals that focus on four macro-narratives; the four sections have quite generic titles once we are concerned with bringing forward as many different points of view and debates as possible in order to create an inter- and multi- disciplinary debate during the conference.
This conference is institutionally framed by the Art History Institute/line of Contemporary Art Studies (IHA/EAC) of The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities – NOVA University of Lisbon; and the Artistic Studies Research Centre (CIEBA) of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon.