CFP: A Small Symposium on Athens as Archive and Arrow to the Future

Deadline:  2 February 2015

Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece

1-4 June 2015

The Visual and Performing Arts Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes A Small Symposium on Athens as Archive and Arrow to the Future, 1-4 June 2015, Athens, Greece as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, 1-4 June 2015, Athens, Greece. The conference website is:

How can Athens be thought of as an “archive of the social use of form?” This session invites papers from thinkers interested in discourse on how art and architecture today, certainly evidenced in Athens, is an urban form, structured by economics, politics, technology and the environment.  Deleuze’s  ‘any-space-whatever,’ conceptualized by Peter Osborne as non-places and flows may be visualized not only as the past, the present and the future, but as a rupture, a discontinuation, even a hiatus from “progress.” What does it mean to live in the urban environment where thought alone is the transporter? We welcome papers on archive, environmental, technological, sociology, critical theory, art criticism, climatology, time travel, Bergsonian theory, philosophy, museum studies, art history, multiplicity, intuition, simultaneity, cyborgs, avatars, web art, video, garden design, architecture, history, theater, ruins, global web network, digital imaging, etc from various disciplines including  art history, history, museum studies, museology, archival studies, history, environmental studies, earth atmosphere, and planetary science, geology, global studies and languages, philosophy, media arts and sciences, engineering, science, technology and society, urban studies and planning, and anthropology.  For programs of previous conferences and other information, please visit the conference website:

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available at

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form available at by 2 February 2015 to:  Dr. Alexandria Pierce, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a panel (session, mini conference), chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK(

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 350 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 150 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Research Divisions and thirty-one Research Units.  Each Research Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

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