UOU scientific journal

UOU scientific journal

UOU is the scientific peer-reviewed journal of UNIVERSITY of Universities. It is born out of the collaboration of international schools of architecture, sharing their intercultural interests.

Every issue underlines a specific topic addressed by one of the universities involved in the Research Project, with a focus on Pedagogy in Architecture.

UOU Scientific Journal is indexed in
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers - LEVEL 1 
  • Dialnet online index of scholarly information on Spain and Latin America.
  • DOAJ - International Directory of Open Access Journals.
  • SHERPA / RoMEO - International Directory for publishers and scientific journals in open access.

Read and download our current Issue:

Issue #3 REPRESENTATION Vol.1/2022 Ozan Avci (ed)

Previous Issues are available here:

Issue #2 FOLLIES Vol.2/2021 Sofia Aleixo (ed)

Issue #1 COMMONS Vol.1/2021 Maria Luna Nobile (ed)



CALL: UOU scientific journal | Call #04 GASTROTECTURE




September 15: FULL PAPER Submission DEADLINE

October 01: notification of PEER REVIEW Evaluation

November 01: Final Submission DEADLINE

editor in chief: José Antonio Carrillo Andrada

GASTROTECTURE will gather interdisciplinary expressions of Gastronomy in the field of research in Architecture and Urbanism in an international framework. Gastrotecture aims to achieve a broader understanding of the intertwined relationships between architecture and gastronomy, expand the limits of both disciplines and register the emergence of new practices supported by innovative and unconventional approaches from design and technology.

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You are invited to join to the launch of issue #4 with the Editorial team on 7th of July, 2022 at 15:00 (CET) at the link:


Posted: 2022-07-03

LAUNCH: UOUsj#3 presentation


Dear friends, colleagues,
The UOU Scientific Journal's 3rd Issue is ready! 
We would like to have an overview of the issue under the theme of representation together with the authors of the articles and essays and celebrate it together on 28th of June, 2022 on Tuesday at 18:00 (CET) via Zoom.
Please join us!
Here is the Zoom invitation:
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 932 9933 4584
Passcode: 781435
Hope to meet you next Tuesday!
All the best,
Posted: 2022-06-25

NEWS: UOUsj Call #03 REPRESENTATION - New Deadline!

Due to the noumerous requests we decided to postpone the Sumbissions Deadlines as follow:
March 21st: FULL PAPER Submission DEADLINE
April 15th: notification of PEER REVIEW Evaluation
May 01st: Final Submission DEADLINE

editor in chief: ozan avci

Posted: 2022-03-04



Thursday, February the 10th
presentation of the
printed Journal at
18:00 p.m. CET

Meeting Room:
[Meeting ID: 463 390 1803]

Posted: 2022-02-07



Posted: 2022-01-20

CALL: UOU scientific journal | Call #03 REPRESENTATION



January 18th: OPEN CALL at 18:00 (CET) at the ZOOM link: https://mef-edu-tr.zoom.us/j/95916352632?pwd=SUwxbXZYaVRMZ1hFeHVqYzk5ZkJDdz09
March 01st: FULL PAPER Submission DEADLINE
April 01st: notification of PEER REVIEW Evaluation
May 01st: Final Submission DEADLINE

editor in chief: ozan avci


REPRESENTATION is a wide umbrella that covers different disciplines such as design, arts, architecture, cinema, literature, politics, economics, semiotics, etc... We may even say that representation is in every act of human beings whenever they think about something. This fundamental role of representation makes it very critical in the design process, thus the whole design process is based on the dialogue between the inner and outer representations. In this third issue of UOU Scientific Journal we would like to focus on the nature of representation, its own ontological aspects, materiality, immateriality and its crucial role in the design process rather than its metaphorical side related with politics and semiotics.

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Authors are invited to submit papers for Issue #3 on REPRESENTATION in the UOU scientific journal published by the University of Alicante (Spain). UOU sj is the scientific peer-reviewed journal of UNIVERSITY of Universities and investigates the sharing of intercultural interests explored in international schools of architecture in close connection with the arts. Every issue underlines a specific topic addressed by one of the universities involved in the Research Project. Therefore, we encourage contributions related to the result of pedagogical experiences and also contributions that have emerged from other research in and around the topic of Representation in the disciplines of architecture, art, urbanism and associated areas of study.


You are invited to join to the launch of issue #3 with the Editorial team on 18th of January, 2022 at 18:00 (CET) at the ZOOM link:


Click here for your submission

Posted: 2022-01-11



After celebrating in Umeå the printed UOU #1, now it is the time for the online UOU n#2!

We'll meet and have a drink this Friday 10th of December at 17:00h CET, to toast and celebrate the digital Issue of UOU scientific journal #02. 

As Editor in Chief, we would like to invite you to briefly explain your work and why no one should miss reading it.

Zoom: UOU #2 CELEBRATION - 10th Dec. 2021 17:00 p.m. CET

Personal Meeting Room: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/4633901803 [Meeting ID: 463 390 1803]

Posted: 2021-12-08



issue #03: Representation(s) / editor-in-chief: Ozan Avci (MEF Istanbul) / voluntary abstracts for scientific-research papers 01.10.21 / final submission for all papers 01.04.22 / publication June 2022.


issue #04: Gastrotecture / editor-in-chief: José Antonio Carrillo Andrada (American University in Dubai) / launch call#4 07.07.22 / submission for  papers 15.09.23 / publication December 2022.


issue #05: Borders and frontiers / editor-in-chief: M Devereux (UWE Bristol) / voluntary abstracts for scientific-research papers 01.02.22 / final submission for all papers 01.04.23 / publication June 2023.

Posted: 2021-08-16

CALL: UOU scientific journal | Call #02 FOLLIES


June 21: OPEN CALL
July 15: Abstract Submission DEADLINE (voluntary for feedback)
August 15: Submission DEADLINE
September 1: notification of PEER-REVIEW Evaluation
September 30: Final Submission DEADLINE

editor in chief: sofia aleixo

This call for articles aims at exploring the notion of FOLLIES in the field of research in architecture and urbanism in an international framework.

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The French word folie stands for delight and pleasure, and therefore fun and happiness. First built in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, Follies were buildings constructed purely for aesthetic pleasure, with a notion of nonsense, i.e., with a lack of good sense or foresight, resulting in often extravagant pieces of architecture with no particular function. Towers, temples, castles, pyramids, or fake ruins of classical buildings were symbolic statements of ununderstood constructions, sometimes with some practical value as landmarks, as viewpoints or as amusement places, often offering a sensorial experience. 

However, in the late 19th century the architect Louis Sullivan maxim “form follows function” dismissed ornament from industrialised modern architecture and changed how architecture was thought. Since then, as by definition Follies did not have a specific use function, it could not be established a form, and these perennial constructions seem to have lost their purpose. 

COVID challenges Sullivan’s maxim: as the purpose is to build not to respond to a functional need but rather to be attractive and recover a sense of fun and pleasure that has been taken away for more than a year, how can spaces reengage people with each other, and with cities? How to attract people to give the spaces meanings and transform previous sad and empty spaces into lively and safe places? Are functional spaces needed or are socio-cultural public places needed more? Will buildings creation need to be rethink with no specific purpose or intention in mind? Will urban and architecture policies attain to these needs?

This issue focus on Follies and aims at publishing work that explores the impacts of COVID19 in peoples’ daily lives and the role of the architect and the artist in providing meaningful places for socio-cultural exchanges in new and imaginative ways. We are particularly interested in research that questions and provides a comprehensive review on the pedagogical results of the work conducted in the last academic year, cross disciplinaries, as well as the current state-of-the-art on issues related to challenges posed by the pandemic to socio-cultural placemaking.

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Posted: 2021-06-21

LAUNCH: LAUNCH PARTY OF UOU scientific journal and Opening of the Call #02

You are all invited for the Launch of the UOU scientific journal and for the opening of the Call of the second Issue / FOLLIES.

Editor in chief: Sofia Aleixo

Monday 21st June 2021 18:30 CET --> ZOOM
Please feel free to share it within your networks!
Posted: 2021-06-15
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