Australian National University School of Art & Design
28 & 29 September 2017
Conference theme: value
Australian university art and design schools are facing increasing economic and political challenges. The visible impact of these pressures on the sector is already evident and has been widely discussed. Inevitably, the careers of younger and emerging academics will unfold in a very different environment to their older and more established colleagues. Against the backdrop of this profound change it is important to establish and declare the continuing value to Australia of art and design, and therefore the continuing value of university education and research in those disciplines. This conference will explore ‘value’ in all of its manifold senses.
Call for papers
In these challenging economic and political times, establishing the value of art and design, and therefore the value of university education and research in those disciplines, is more urgent than ever before. Papers are invited that address the theme of ‘value’ in all its aspects.
Art and design have already laid claim to public VALUE through ideas such as creative industry, social capital and technological innovation – but how do we continue to promote that value in an increasingly conservative and short term economic context?
Can we expand on these economically based notions of value? Can either shared symbolic, environmental, spiritual, ethical or political VALUES, or intrinsically aesthetic values, be added directly to public debates around the importance of art and design for Australia? Should these non-instrumental values be more directly addressed in art and design research and education?
We all know that the products of art and design are VALUABLE, they are regarded as amenities to our social environment, assets for our public collections, sources of personal pleasure and repositories of private wealth. Can the valuableness of our art and design be counted, weighed and protected in more complex ways than monetary worth or attendance figures?
In the competition for resources in the art and design sector EVALUATION is crucial. Can our systems of measuring and ranking be better fitted to art and design beyond, for instance, measures of excellence or impact?
We invite papers that consider new configurations of value in art and design research and education.
Abstracts to be submitted before 5pm Monday 22 May 2017.
Abstract submissions should comprise 2 pages as follows:
1) Coversheet: Paper title, author, affiliation, phone, email and brief biographical details (100 words).
Please indicate if you are willing to act as a referee of abstracts and whether you wish to have the paper refereed.
Please indicate if you are eligible for a Postgraduate Scholarship (see below).
2) Abstract: Paper title, 250 words, up to 5 keywords.
Please submit to: Alexander.Burchmore@anu.edu.au
The Conference Committee will advise authors of the acceptance or otherwise by Monday 5 June 2017.
FULL PAPER GUIDELINES
Accepted papers that are nominated for refereeing will be submitted to the Conference organisers for ‘double-blind’ peer review. Papers that successfully undergo the double-blind refereeing process will be published on the conference website.
Completed papers to be submitted before 5pm Monday 7 August 2017.
Provide a cover sheet with paper title, author, affiliation, phone, email and brief biographical details (100 words).
Preparation of Papers
Please note the following requirements:
For blind peer review, remove author’s name and affiliation
Papers should not be more than 3000 words
Text 11 point, Arial, 1.5 spaced with headings in bold
Use single quotes, double within quotes
Submit in .doc or .docx format only
Insert in-text, maximum 15cm high or wide
Convert tables and diagrams into images
Refer to as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc
Figure captions 11 point, Arial, 1.5 spaced
Total file size should be <2MB
Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright clearance for all materials
Harvard system (e.g. Smith and Brown, 2000)
References by the same author should be differentiated by the suffices (a) (b) etc.
Article or paper titles shown in single quotes
Provide a full list of References at the conclusion of the paper, starting on a new page, text 11 point, Arial, 1.5 spaced with author’s surnames in capitals
All papers are read first by the Conference convenor, then sent to two referees (‘blind’ peer reviews), who will complete a referee report and make suggestions regarding suitability for the conference publication, editing, reworking or development of the paper.
The recommendations will be forwarded to the writer for attention before the paper is finally accepted for the conference publication.
CONFERENCE ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Prof Denise Ferris
Dr Geoff Hinchcliffe
Dr Martyn Jolly
Alex Burchmore: Alexander.Burchmore@anu.edu.au
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