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  • UOU scientific journal | Call #05 BORDERS and FRONTIERS


    Issue n.5 1/202

    BORDERS, Frontiers and Thresholds in Architecture and Urbanism

    Editor in chief: Mike Devereux 

    • Call opens 01 November 2022
    • Full paper submission 01 March 2023
    • Outcome of double-blind peer review process 01 April 2023 
    • Final submission of completed papers 01 May 2023 

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    BORDERS AND FRONTIERS invites contributions that explore the themes surrounding borders, frontiers and thresholds in architecture and urbanism – in their widest meanings and through many media. This call serves to introduce the theme, but contributors are encouraged to submit material that purposefully questions, discovers, explores and experiments with the subject in its widest sense at any and all of its scales. 

    Contributions for critical essay and articles will follow the process of double-blind peer review. All the selected contributions will be published in open access on the Journal Platform. Submission guidelines can be found at UOU Journal site. We remind you that the journal, due to its experimental nature, includes a section open to Students Projects and artistic contributions.

    Manuscripts should be submitted online in Microsoft Word Format (.docx) following the TEMPLATE.

    Click here for your submission

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  • UOU scientific journal | Call #04 GASTROTECTURE



    July 7: OPEN CALL

    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

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    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.

    Click here for your submission

    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:

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  • 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,Ozan Read more about UOUsj#3 presentation
  • UOU scientific journal | Call #03 REPRESENTATION



     2022January 18th: OPEN CALL at 18:00 (CET) at the ZOOM link:
    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.

    click here for download the complete CALL

    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

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    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: [Meeting ID: 463 390 1803]

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    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.

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  • 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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  • UOU scientific journal | Call #01 COMMONS


    February 26: OPEN CALLMarch 31: PREVIEW Submission DEADLINE
    April 14: notification of PEER REVIEW Evaluation
    May 5: Final Submission DEADLINE

    editor in chief: maria luna nobile

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

    click here for download the complete CALL

    In 1982 the English/Swedish architect Ralph Erskine, opened his lecture reflecting on the definition of Architecture as the Art of Building Communities. His point of view, that led to a more radical way of considering the role of the architect in the society, can be considered as heritage of the main intention shared within the Team 10 during the CIAM in 1959 in Otterlo with Aldo van Eyck, Giancarlo De Carlo, José Antonio Coderch - above the others - while introducing the notion of Democratic Architecture and Architecture of Participation.

    Nowadays with the escalation of the climate crisis, social inequities and political divergence, the general concern about the access to natural and common resources, including spaces, is leading the architects and planners to reconsider the notion of values in claiming their collective role towards the definition of a new Right to the City. The pandemic has opened a new scenario, in which the notion of commoning and sharing is assuming a new value and defining new spaces for interaction and debate.

    Where is the limit of the architecture as a discipline in facing the human condition scale and nature? What is the role of the architects in response to social and spatial inequalities? What impact can the notion of Commons have on the transformation of cities? And what agency do designers have in contributing to such a transition in the current condition of Urgency?

    In this framework Commons, the first Issue of the UOU scientific Journal, aims to redefine this notion of value in relation to material and innovative practices from an unprejudiced aspect.

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