Monthly Archives: March 2017

National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic – new call for applications

A new call for applications within the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is open for study, research, teaching and artistic stays during the academic year 2017/2018.
Scholarship application deadline is 30 April 2017 by 16:00 CET (4:00 pm Central European Time).

Scholarship stays can be planned during the academic year 2017/2018. Applications are submitted online at (international applicants).

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists to stay at Slovak universities and Slovak research organisations. Students and PhD students can apply also for a travel allowance together with their scholarship application.

Attached you can find a flyer with basic information about the Programme (in English). The applicants can find detailed information about the Programme at in Slovak, English, Russian, French and Spanish language (if needed we have also flyers in those 5 languages and we can send it to you upon request).

Scholarships of the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports also mobility of university students, PhD students and posdocs of Slovak universities or research organisations to cover their living costs during their study or research stay at a university or research organisation outside Slovakia.

Establishment of the National Scholarship Programme for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD Students, University Teachers and Researchers was approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic in 2005. The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

Next deadline for the submission of applications will be on 31 October 2017 for scholarship stays during the summer semester of the academic year 2017/2018.

CFA // ESNE – Madrid International Conference on Innovation in Design Education // 25+26 May 2017 RECHAZADOS x

ESNE, School of Design, Innovation and Technology, will celebrate in Madrid the International Conference on Innovation in Design Education next May 25th-26th, 2017.

This year we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to organize this meeting as an open call for any participant, from our school ESNE or from any other location. We encourage any agent related to design education to be part of this encounter, not just professors but also individuals or teams concerned about academic management, because every contribution is fundamental for the construction of a common conversation towards the best training of future designers.

During this conference we will talk about teaching and education from different perspectives, addressing what we do within the classrooms, the definition of academic programs and the relations between academia and the professional arena and R&D projects. We invite everyone to check our thematic areas and the specific lines suggested.

The details of the conference are available in the website. Prospective participants can find there general guidelines for participation, the extension of the abstracts and communications, the curricular results of the conference and instructions for registration. A Scientific Committee will be in charge of the peer review process. Two key-speakers will complete the schedule of our conference. They will be announced shortly.

Please check periodically the news about the conference that will be announced in our website. Do not hesitate to send an email with questions to the address of the conference:

The deadline for the submission of Abstracts is March 12th

For submissions please fill the form of this link:

Congreso Internacional de Innovación en la Docencia del Diseño

International Conference on Innovation in Design Education


Avenida Alfonso XIII, Nº 97
28016, Madrid, España
+34 91 555 25 28
+34 91 555 63 37 (fax)


PoDoCo information event 14th March

Post Docs in Companies (PoDoCo) holds an information event related to the ongoing call (1.3-13.4.2017). This is targeted to doctoral students and young post docs.

Young Doctor – Industry wants you!

Do you want to explore the potential of your cutting-edge ideas? Are you interested in a career in industry? Do you want to put your research knowledge and expertise into practice? PoDoCo program may be just right for you!

PoDoCo (Post Docs in Companies) is a matchmaking program supporting long term competitiveness and strategic renewal of companies and employment of young doctors in the private sector. PoDoCo facilitates novel meetings of postdocs and companies and offer research grants of 6-12 months for young postdocs to investigate new innovative ideas boosting the strategic renewal of Finnish industry. PoDoCo program is aimed for young doctors who wish to work in companies. All young doctors who have recently completed or will soon complete their doctorate degree are welcome to join the PoDoCo program.

In 2017 nine foundations allocate altogether almost one million euros to the program annually. The Program’s foundations are: Finnish Cultural Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Maa- ja Vesitekniikantuki ry, Svenska Kulturfonden, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation, The Foundation for Economic Education KAUTE Foundation and Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation. PoDoCo program is operated by DIMECC Ltd.

The PoDoCo spring 2017 application round will take place within 1.3.-13.4.2017. To participate in the PoDoCo spring 2017 application round fill in PoDoCo postdoc profile at PoDoDo matchmaking system.

PoDoCo information event is arranged on March 14th at 14:00-15:00 in Aalto University, TUAS building, auditorium TU2 (Maarintie 8, 02150 Espoo).

Further information about PoDoCo program and the application round is available on the PoDoCo website at and from PoDoCo Program Manager Essi Huttu, essi.huttu(at), tel. + 358 40 840 9259.


Kati Miettunen
Project manager (TkT, dosentti / D.Sc.)
Energy and Materials platforms

FAG3171 Ethnography of Space and Place

PhD Course at the division of Urban and Regional Studies, KTH
27th of April to 4th of May 2017
The study of the city has undergone a transformation during the past ten years integrating ever wider theoretical perspectives from anthropology, cultural geography, political economy, urban sociology, and regional and city planning, and expanding its attention to the city as physical, architectural and virtual form.  An emphasis on spatial relations and consumption as well as urban planning and design decision-making provides new insights into material, ideological and metaphorical aspects of the urban environment.  Reliance on ethnography of space and place allows researchers to present an experience-near account of everyday life in urban housing or local markets, while at the same time addressing macro-processes such as globalization and the new urban social order.                         
This course sketches some of the methodological and theoretical implications of the ethnographic study of the contemporary city using anthropological tools of participant observation, field notes, behavioral mapping, and theories of space and place to illuminate spaces in modern/post-modern cities and their transformations.  In doing so, the course underscores links between the shape, vision and experience of cities and the meanings that their citizens read off screens and streets into their own lives. 
The course is developed in collaboration between the Center for the Future of Places, KTH and the division of Urban and regional Studies.
The course is 3 ects with beforehand reading, 5 days in Stockholm and a written assignment to be handed in afterwards.
Course objectives:
After completing the course, the student will:
–  Be able to employ ethnographic methods to study phenomena of place and space
– Be able to present experience-near accounts of everyday situated life, while at the same time addressing macro-processes such as globalization and the new urban social order.
– Display a comprehension of the variegated ways through which contemporary urban experience is mediated.
Participants need to be accepted into a PhD program in planning studies, urban and regional studies, or a related field.
Grading: P/F
Applications and questions:
By email to Jonathan Metzger,
Final reading list will be provided in the beginning of April.
Preliminary Schedule:
27th of April What constitutes the anthropology of space and place?  How is it different from a geography of space and place?  Why would this be a helpful body of theory and methodology for my research and scholarly development? 
Introduction: The Anthropology of Space and Place
Social co-production of scape
28th of April Social Production of Space: History, Political Economy, Planning and Power
Introduction to fieldwork: Participant Observation and Field notes as a Method for Understanding the Social Construction of Space
2nd of May  Social Construction of Space: Race, Class and Gender
Introduction fieldwork:  Behavioral Mapping
4th of May Presentation and final discussion
Course leader: Setha Low
Setha Low received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She started her career as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, City and Regional Planning, and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Low is currently Professor of Environmental Psychology, Geography, Anthropology, and Women’s Studies, and Director of the Public Space Research Group at The Graduate Center, City University of New York where she teach courses and trains Ph.D. students in the anthropology of space and place, urban anthropology, culture and environment, and cultural values in historic preservation. Her most recent books include: Politics of Public Space (2006 Routledge with Neil Smith), Rethinking Urban Parks: Public Space and Cultural Diversity (2005, University of Texas Press with S. Scheld and D. Taplin), Behind the Gates: Life, Security and the Pursuit of Happiness in Fortress America (2004, Routledge), The Anthropology of Space and Place: Locating Culture (2003, Blackwell with D. Lawrence-Zuniga), On the Plaza: The Politics of Public Space and Culture (2000, University of Texas), Theorizing the City: The New Urban Anthropology Reader (1999, Rutgers University Press), Place Attachment (1992, Plenum with I. Altman). Her current research is on the impact of private governance on New York City coop residents, working on a collaborative project with Dolores Hayden on Spatial Methods and Public Practices funded by CASBC at Stanford, and is writing a book entitled Spatializing Culture: An Anthropological Theory of Space and Place.
Jonathan Metzger, (Docent, PhD)
Associate Professor / Universitetslektor
Director of Postgraduate Research Studies
Division of Urban and Regional Studies
KTH – Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden
telephone: +46-(0)8-7907905
cell: +46-(0)70-4451593

Call For Papers: Photography and the Archive Research Centre

Photography and the Archive Research Centre


Art and Reconciliation Sarajevo, Bosnia. June 30-July 2, 2017

Fast Forward: Women in Photography. Vilnius, Lithuania. November 3-4, 2017

Why Remember? 
Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath

3-Day Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia, June 30 July, July 1, July 2,   2017.

Sponsored by the Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) University of the Arts, London; Salem State University, Massachusetts, USA; WARM Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Keynote Speakers include
 Simon Norfolk, photographer, and Vladimir Miladinović, artist.

In his book In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies, David Rieff offers a persuasive challenge as to whether the age-long “consensus that it is moral to remember, immoral to forget” still stands in our contemporary era. What should we remember, what should we forget, and why? Do we need to reconfigure the way that we think about memory and its potential impact on issues such as reconciliation and healing in the wake of war? Is memory impotent as a social, political, or aesthetic tool? Rieff’s questions appear more pertinent than ever as wars and conflicts continue to rage in many parts of the world with no end in sight.

These questions of memory (and forgetting) are intensely political and have far-reaching consequences. This conference will engage with difficult and troubling questions around the value and nature of memory such as how do they reverberate in the context of post- war societies, post-conflict reconciliation, prevention, questions of memory and past events? Does memory discourse help us push the borders of how the concept of memory is currently being configured and applied? To what extent do we remember the past and how do we choose what to remember and why we remember? How could and should (consciously and unconsciously) memory processes shape the present and future? How might public institutions (such as museums and other heritage sites that support education/awareness) deal with the past? What is the difference between commemoration and memorialization? Where do they intersect and how might they impact the process of reconciliation and prevention? How can art function as a site of the aesthetic interpretation of the past?

We seek papers from a wide-range of historical and geographical spaces that address the discursive limits of contemporary memory studies, particularly drawing on these areas of study:

*   Film/media studies

*   Museum studies/objects/ New Materialism

*   Visual arts

*   Literature/Narrative

*   Music/Performance

*   Necropolitics/Forensics/Anthropology

*   Politics and aesthetics

**Interdisciplinary approaches to memory and remembrance studies are welcome.

There will be two styles of presentations: more formal papers of 20-25 minutes and workshop idea papers of 10-15 minutes. We welcome submissions from artists, early career researchers and post-docs as well as established scholars. We encourage applications from a range of academics, current PhD students, especially those outside of Western European institutions. All papers will be delivered in English.

Paper proposals should include:

*   author name(s), affiliation(s) and contact email,

*   paper title,

*   a paper abstract (200 words max),

*   and short bio (200 words max).

Please clearly indicate whether you are submitting formal paper or a workshop idea paper. 
This academic conference is linked to the Art and Reconciliation AHRC funded research project currently being undertaken by The University of the Arts London, King’s College War studies Department, and the LSE. The research is under the auspices of the PACCS Conflict Programme. 
It is also part of the larger WARM festival, which takes place in Sarajevo, Bosnia each summer, and “is dedicated to war reporting, war art, war memory. WARM is bringing together people – journalists, artists, historians, researchers, activists – with a common passion for ‘telling the story with excellence and integrity’.”

See this link for more information.

Registration cost: 150 Euros. 
Concessionary rates are available for faculty applying from non-EU, non-US institutions, and for those who can present a case for reduced fees. Information about hostels and hotels will be provided for participants. 
The conference is supported by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University, Massachusetts, and the Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at the University of the Arts London.

Please submit your proposals no later than March 17th, 2017 to

Decisions will be made by March 31, 2017.

Fast Forward: Women in Photography – Lithuanian Edition

National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania, 3-4 November 2017

Please submit your proposals by 8 April 2017 to:

Building on the success of the Fast Forward conference at Tate Modern in 2015, co-organized by Tate, University forthe Creative Arts (UCA) and Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at University for the Arts London, Lithuanian Photographers Association announces the second edition of the Fast Forward conference in collaboration with UCA and UAL/PARC to take place at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius.

Photography has been a political tool as well as a means of artistic expression. Women have used it in various ways including discussions around their rights, their economic and social insecurity, and their representation in culture and society. Through studying women photographers’ lives, celebrating their creative achievements and contribution to international photographic history, we can discover important insights and inspiration for current issues and discussions generated by global political forces, and also become aware of the obstacles women photographers have to overcome as they have pursued their work.

We are interested in papers which span the entire history of photography, from the 19th century to the present day and which also encompass photography’s different methodologies, from art practice to commercial /industrial work.

One of the foci of this Fast Forward edition is to enable opportunities for researchers to present to an international audience new knowledge about the role of women photographers in the cultural, social and political life of the Baltic States and Eastern Europe – which have a rich academic discourse and vibrant artistic culture combining specific national features with particular local experiences and Western ideas.

We are also interested to present research into, and practitioner accounts of, the experiences of women photographers in parts of the world that are as yet unfamiliar within a US/European photo historical context.

We welcome proposals for artist-led presentations and panels.

In this conference in Lithuania, we aim to bring together international and regional researchers, to share knowledge and consider our potential relationships and networks. This second edition of the Fast Forward conference aims to embrace and celebrate the contributions of women photographers to both art and commerce, regionally and globally, and to engage in pertinent debate that will influence new academic discourse and provide further context for the study and practice of photography.

This conference has a special interest in women photographers from the Baltic States, but is not limited to this. We also welcome abstracts which explore women’s photography throughout the world and across history, and which provide insight into the breadth and complexity of women’s history within photography as practitioners, curators, writers or organizers.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

§  New knowledge about little known histories and forgotten names.

§  Discussions about networks and collaborations since the invention of the medium until today.

§  Explorations of how technologies have influenced women practitioners, past and present.

§  Research on both commercial and art practices that women have developed within the medium of photography from the 19th century to the present.

§  Activism and socially engaged photo practices initiated by women.

§  Diverse identities coming out through photography.

§  The photographic imprint on other artistic media and its use by online communities.

§  Debates about and new conceptualizations of the medium from the perspective of women photographers.

Researchers are invited to explore conceptual, technical and/or stylistic links connecting women photographers in the Baltic region and internationally.

The conference is organized by Lithuanian Photographers Association and Vitas Luckus Photography Centre in collaboration with The University for the Creative Arts and UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, and with the support of the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Submission of the papers as follows:

8 April 2017 – submit 500-word abstract for the peer-review

7 May 2017 – successful applicants will be notified

15 October – full paper is required

Abstracts must be submitted in English only, although the papers could be presented at the conference in Lithuanian or English, which will be the working languages of the conference.

Please submit abstracts as a Word document only with your full name, the name of organization you represent (if relevant) and the title — all placed at the top of the first page. The file should not exceed 1MB. Please email submissions or enquiries to: with the subject “Lithuanian Edition – submission”.

The Independent Study Program (ISP) at ​Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art 

The Independent Study Program (ISP) consists of three interrelated parts: Studio Program, Curatorial Program, and Critical Studies Program. The ISP provides a setting within which students pursuing art practice, curatorial work, art historical scholarship, and critical writing engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the historical, social, and intellectual conditions of artistic production. The program encourages the theoretical and critical study of the practices, institutions, and discourses that constitute the field of culture.

Each year fifteen students are selected to participate in the Studio Program, four in the Curatorial Program, and six in the Critical Studies Program. Curatorial and critical studies students are designated as Helena Rubinstein Fellows in recognition of the substantial support provided to the program by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation. The program begins in early September and concludes at the end of the following May. Many of the participants are enrolled at universities and art schools and receive academic credit for their participation, while others have recently completed their formal studies.



  1. A clear indication of which program (studio, critical, or curatorial) you are applying for
  2. A résumé or C.V. including name, address, and telephone number (school and/or permanent)
  3. School you are currently attending or have attended, degree program, and expected date of graduation (may be included in your C.V.)
  4. Two letters of recommendation (may be sent under separate cover)
  5. A statement discussing your work, educational experience, and intellectual interests (no more than 2 pages)
  6. An application fee of $15 (make check or a Western Union money order payable to Whitney Museum of American Art)


  1. Reproductions of examples of your recent work—No more than 15 high resolution print-outs, photos, or slides (slides must be enclosed in plastic sleeves). No more than 30 minutes of film, videotape, or DVD (do not send original material). Please do not send CD-ROMs. Application materials must be enclosed in no larger than a 9 × 12-inch envelope. Oversize material will not be reviewed.


  1. Writing sample (no more than 15 pages)
  2. An exhibition proposal (no more than 2 pages)


  1. Writing sample (no more than 15 pages)
  2. An individual research project proposal (no more than 4 pages)


Those eligible for participation in the ISP include graduate students, candidates for advanced postgraduate degrees, undergraduates with a demonstrated capacity for advanced scholarship, or those who have recently completed formal academic study.  The ISP welcomes international applications and can provide a J-1 cultural visa if needed.


All application materials and supporting documents must be received by April 1.

Send applications to:

Ron Clark, Director
Independent Study Program
100 Lafayette St., 5th floor
New York, NY 10013
t (212) 431-1737
f (212) 431-1783

Email inquiries are preferred. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.


Avoin kirjoituskutsu teemanumeroon: Taidetutkimus – taiteen ja tutkimuksen leikkauskohtia

Avoin kirjoituskutsu Tiede & edistys -kausijulkaisun teemanumeroon

Taidetutkimus – taiteen ja tutkimuksen leikkauskohtia

Kutsumme eri alojen taiteilijoita ja tutkijoita osallistumaan keskusteluun taiteen ja tutkimuksen yhteiskunnallisista, poliittisista ja aistimuksellisista leikkauspisteistä. Toivomme vertaisarvioituja artikkeleita, tutkimusesittelyjä ja esseemuotoisia kirjoituksia. 400 sanan abstraktit pyydetään toimittamaan 31.3.2017 mennessä osoitteeseen . Sähköpostin otsikkona tulee olla “Taidetutkimus”. Toimituskunta valitsee abstraktien perusteella joukon teemanumeroon suunnattuja tekstejä, joiden kirjoittajia pyydetään toimittamaan valmiit käsikirjoitukset tutustuttavaksi 15.8.2017 mennessä. Tämän jälkeen käsikirjoitukset käyvät läpi normaalin vertaisarviointi- ja toimitusprosessin. Teemanumeron julkaisuajankohta on syksyllä 2017.

Tiede & edistys on referee-julkaisu eli kaikki lehdessä julkaistavat tutkimusartikkelit käyvät läpi vertaisarvioinnin. Käytössä on anonymisoitu referee-prosessi: julkaisupäätös tehdään kahden, ulkopuolisen arvioijan antaman lausunnon perusteella.

Tiede & edistys on Tutkijaliiton julkaisema monitieteinen ja kriittinen aikakausjulkaisu. Se seuraa erityisesti yhteiskuntatieteitä ja filosofiaa, mutta myös historiaa, kirjallisuudentutkimusta, estetiikkaa, uskontotiedettä sekä ympäristötieteitä. Vuonna 2017 Tiede & edistys laajentaa suhteellisen nuoren tutkimusalueen, taiteellisen tutkimuksen alueelle, seuraamaan erilaisia taiteen ja tieteiden kohtaamisten tapauskertomuksia, jotka voivat olla vertaisarvioituja tutkimusartikkeleita ja muita tutkimuskirjoittamisen muotoja, mukaan lukien esseistiset kirjoitukset.

Teeman toimittamisesta vastaavat Mika Elo, Tuija Kokkonen ja Maiju Loukola