International Visual Methods Conference 5: Visualising the City

16 – 18 August 2017, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

Call for Papers, Presentations and other Contributions now open
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: 15 February 2017

The phenomenon of cities is an increasingly important aspect of the everyday life of individuals. The United Nations reports that as of 2014, 54 percent of the world’s population live in urban areas, with that proportion rising to 66 percent by 2050. Asia and Africa are projected to contribute the most to this growth. Cities come in, and are engaged with, on a variety of scales, shapes and interactions. From global cities to urban neighbourhoods to the bedrooms of our informants, from walking to sensing to mapping the city – the ways in which we have seen, experienced and documented cities are myriad.

In this 5th instalment of the International Visual Methods Conference, we seek papers, presentations and performances that critically examine the city through visual methods. However, we also welcome proposals for topics not directly related to urban life, but nonetheless encompass visual methods.

Hosted in Singapore, itself a unique blend of city and state, we welcome presenters from a wide range of disciplines, from the arts to social sciences to STEM subjects – and particularly encourage interdisciplinary dialogues. Specific themes include, but are not limited to the following

Critical Perspectives on Visual Methods
Visual Methods for Urban Areas
Walking, Sensing and Experiencing the City and other Spaces
The Science and Technology of Visual Methods
Mapping Everyday Life
Visualising the Unseen
Visual methods as an Agent of Change in the City
Visual Methods in Teaching and Learning
Open Stream

Submission Guidelines
We welcome submissions in the form of either individual papers or creative presentations (performances, posters, etc) or panels of 3-4 papers/presentations. Each paper/presentation should take no more than 15 minutes to present with 5 minutes for questions, and each panel no more than 90 minutes in total.

For detailed submission guidelines, please see

To submit a proposal for a panel, paper, presentation or other contribution, please use Easychair


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