Transition & Transformation: New perspectives in Arts and Design

Joint-Hybrid Conference

College of Fine Arts & Design, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


Faculty of Creative Arts, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

19 - 21 Nov. 2022

We invite abstracts for a three-day conference exploring new perspectives in the theory, practice, and pedagogy of art and design. We are interested in papers, performances, and creative works (including: pop-up exhibition proposals, workshops or technical demonstrations) that explore, from a global point of view, transitions and transformations in these areas since the turn of the 21st century. Scholarly, as well as artistic research and outputs (including research by practice) in all areas of contemporary fine art, curatorial practice, design, and the performing arts, will be staged in a way that fosters trans-disciplinary and cross-border dialogue. We are particularly interested in papers, exhibitions, performances, workshops and presentations that bring to light, as well as problematise, ideas related to contemporary globalisation. Therefore, we welcome works that consciously explores the connections between theory, artistic and design practice, and pedagogy as well as contemporary art and design’s potential relationships to nature and questions about sustainability, to science and technology, and to local traditions and heritage. In the spirit of crossing boundaries, the conference itself will be held simultaneously in three spaces: the University of Sharjah (UAE), Universiti Malaya (Malaysia), and online. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to choose which venue they would like to participate from. Additionally, all panels, papers, and performances will be live-streamed to each location to ensure the maximum level of engagement and dialogue

Abstracts of no more than 400-500 words, along with a 100-word bio, should be submitted to  https://umevent.um.edu.my/TTNPAD2022 before 30 April 2022. Please clearly indicate if you plan to read a scholarly paper, panel presentation, conduct a performance, or exhibit a creative work.


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