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[Commlist] Call for papers: Communication of urban public art: via mobile and tourist cultures
Mon Sep 02 13:26:08 GMT 2019
/Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais/ Lusophone Journal of Cultural
Studies /invites authors to submit papers for Vol. 7, nº 1 on
“Communication of urban public art: via mobile and tourist cultures”.
*Editors**: *Pedro Andrade (Communication and Society Research Centre,
University of Minho) & Mário Caeiro (Superior School of Arts and Design
of Caldas da Rainha, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria).
Public art is understood as a /hybrid and intercultural art style/ that,
in the context of urban or rural public spaces and times, represents and
presents objects or projects, contents or forms, structures or
conjunctures, or any other theme or problem, social or individual.
/Material public art/ includes monuments, statues, installations,
graffiti, stencils, stickers, etc. /Immaterial public art/ exhibits
events, performances and content on websites and social networks. Thus,
the practice and understanding of public art cannot be separated from
its social dimensions: its /contexts/ (public sphere, global and local
cultures, cyberspace and cybertime); the respective practices (leisure,
citizenship, tourism activities and actions, among others), and the
corresponding /target public/ (citizen, tourist, immigrant, etc.)
In other words, how do we communicate public art for different publics,
within the city and in its public space? Inside the urban fabric of
contemporaneity, everything is on the move: capital, labor, people,
ideas, things, social inequalities, to name but a few of these rhythms
and societal territories. In particular, within the network society,
information and knowledge redefine these structures and conjunctures, by
updating their own courses. Therefore, the communication of information
and knowledge of public art in the city cannot but be /mobile/. In this
context, diverse /mobile cultures/ emerge, defined as a set of
procedures, norms, beliefs, habits and practices that deal with
increasingly portable information and knowledge, for example through the
use of mobile phones. One of the expressions of mobile cultures is
public art, whose works frequently reconstruct those innovative
communication courses. And one of the processes that most contributes to
the development of public art is /cultural tourism/. Tourist activities
have gradually become a global and local phenomenon, somewhat opposite
to the generalized process of /immigration/ from the peripheral
countries towards the central ones.
Thus, this issue of /Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies /accepts
contributions to a deeper debate and knowledge of such themes, through a
reflection essentially in the following three major areas, which now
hybridize with each other:
/Public art production: innovation for the public communication of urban
culture and arts/
Creation of cultural and art works within the urban public space;
material public art (monuments, statues, installations, graffiti,
stencils, stickers, etc.); immaterial public art (events, performances,
content on websites and social networks); hybrid cultures and
intercultural / transcultural communication in the city; history and
socio-cultural memory of artistic projects in the city, by pioneering
authors and actors of classical media or new media.
/Mediation of public art: valorization of urban heritage and promotion
of cultural tourism through urban art/
Regulation of public art by central and local state and administrative
institutions; local development strategies through public arts; growth
of participatory cultural investments linked to the ecology of regions
and to the restructuring of urban areas; sustainability of cultural and
artistic enterprises promoting public art.; emergence of industries,
service mediators (tourist agencies), and creative commerces in the
cultural and leisure sector, linked to public art; inclusive
employability in the public arts sector and human capital in the local
economy; memory institutions and urban artistic archive: museums, art
galleries, cultural enterprises, local associations, groups of friends,
collectors, etc.; urban public arts, cultural tourism and digital culture.
/Dissemination of public art: urban media, social networks and mobile
Dissemination of cultural heritage through public art; territorial
promotion for the quality of life via the urban arts; implementation of
public art in Unesco creative cities and smart cities; international
affirmation of urban arts localities and non-places as a tourist and
counter-tourist destination; central socio-cultural actors in public art
networks: artists, curators, collectors, public (citizens, tourists,
immigrants, etc.); mobilities of lifestyles and leisure associated with
public art: use of mobile telephones in urban telemobilities, mobile
companionship, slow tourism, etc.; Public Art in the City 2.0 (through
urban, social and digital networks) and in City 3.0 (social-semantic
networks, mobile devices, Internet of Things).
*Submission deadline*: September 15, 2019.
*Notification of acceptance decisions*: November 31, 2019.
*Deadline for sending the full version and translated: *January 31, 2020.
*Journal publication date*: June 2020.
The Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal
that uses a double blind review process. After submission, each paper
will be distributed to two reviewers, previously invited to evaluate it,
in terms of its academic quality, originality and relevance to the
objectives and scope of the theme chosen for the journal’s current issue
Articles can be submitted in English or Portuguese. After the peer
review process, the authors of the selected articles should ensure
translation of the respective article, and the editors shall have the
final decision on publication of the article.
Originals must be submitted via the journal’s website (www.rlec.pt
<http://www.rlec.pt>). If you are accessing the Lusophone Journal of
Cultural Studies for the first time, you must register in order to
submit your article (indications to register here:
The guidelines for authors can be consulted here:
For further information, please contact: (rlec /at/ ics.uminho.pt)
<mailto:(rlec /at/ ics.uminho.pt)>
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